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SANFORD — Henry Lewis Carroll, 50, of Sanford, N.C., passed away at his residence on Saturday (8/3/13).

Hank was born August 20, 1962, to Janet Denson and the late William Donald Carroll. Hank was a beloved son, brother, father and a friend to all.

He is survived by his son, Adam Lewis Carroll; mother, Janet Goins; sisters, Pam, TD, Brenda Jean, Sissy, Beck and a host of nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday, August 8, at Tempting Congregational Church, 398 Tempting Church Road, Sanford, N.C.

There will be a Celebration of Life Memorial held Saturday, August 10 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the family’s residence, 495 Tramway West Road, Sanford.

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SANFORD — Mrs. Chong Cha Morris, age 72, died Sunday, August 4, 2013, at her home.

She was born on March 22, 1941 in South Korea to the late Chong Ju Shu and Whu Bun Jo. Mrs. Morris was preceded in death by a son, Joe C. Kinder, Jr. She worked for forty years before retiring, was a cancer survivor, avid gardener, animal lover, a good friend, the best in-law ever, a caring mother and loving wife.

Mrs. Morris is survived by her husband, Jeffrey M. Morris; a daughter, Connie Kannarr and husband Blake of Cary, N.C.; two brothers and one sister in South Korea; brother-in-law, Jerry Jay Morris; sister-in-law, Paula Sedivy and three grandchildren, Catherine Lacie Todd, Evan V. Kannarr, and Nicholas S. Kannarr. She also had an extended family in Minnesota and Winconsin.

The family will receive friends Thursday, August 8, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home. The funeral service will be Friday, August 9, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 100 Lochmere Drive West, Cary, N.C. with Pastor Mark Drengler officiating. Burial will follow at Broadway Town Cemetery.

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Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.

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SANFORD — Mr. William O. “Rocky” Nowell, age 85, of Sanford passed away on Monday, August 5, 2013 at his home.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Center United Methodist Church in Sanford with the Rev. Chris Humphreys officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall.

He was born on May 5, 1928 in Wake Forest, N.C. to the late Thornton Benjamin Nowell and Myrtle O'Neal Nowell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 61 years, Geneva Beeson Nowell; three sons: Shelton Nowell, Gerald Nowell, and Dennis Nowell and his wife Janice all of Sanford, N.C.; five grandchildren: Jonathan, Amanda, Jason, Jeremy, and Holly Nowell and six great-grandchildren.

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Miller-Boles Funeral Home of Sanford is serving the family.

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MILTON, MA — Edward Theodore Gordon was born on March 4, 1923. He was one of four children of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Gordon of Charlestown, Massachusetts. Edward was predeceased by his brothers, Nathan and David, and his sister, Celia. Edward graduated from Boston English High School. He attended Tufts College and Tufts University School of Medicine and graduated at the top of his class in 1944 and 1947 respectively. Following a rotating internship at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, Dr. Gordon pursued a residency in General Surgery at the University of Minnesota where he trained under Dr. Owen Wangensteen. In 1949, Dr. Gordon became the Chief of Surgical Services at the 7th Station Army Hospital in Trieste, Italy. Upon his return from Europe, Dr. Gordon completed his surgical training at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.

Dr. Gordon practiced at Quincy City Hospital and Milton Hospital for over three decades serving as Chief of Surgery and President of the Medical Staff. A lifelong supporter of Tufts University School of Medicine, he was active in the medical school alumni association founding the M Club dedicated to financial supporting his alma mater. Along with his wife, the late Claire Gordon, they supported several scholarships for deserving medical students.

Dr. Gordon met his wife, Claire Braverman of Quincy, when they were both in high school. They were married during Dr. Gordon's second year at Tufts University School of Medicine. During their nearly 67 years of marriage they lived in New York, Minnesota, and Trieste, Italy before returning to Quincy in 1950. The family ultimately moved to Milton in 1960 where they resided for the duration of their lives together.

Dr. Gordon's lifelong love of medicine influenced the career choices of his three sons, all of whom pursued careers in the medical field (clinical and administrative). He loved classical music and was an avid reader especially enjoying historical and political non-fiction books. He and Mrs. Gordon spent many happy summers at their vacation home in Chatham, Massachusetts where he enjoyed golf, tennis and boating.

Dr. Gordon was predeceased by his wife of nearly 67 years in May 2012. He is survived by his three sons, Dr. Michael Alan Gordon and wife Mary of Sanford, North Carolina, Steven Roger Gordon and wife Sharon of Brattleboro, Vermont, and Dr. John David Gordon and wife Dr. Allison Smith of Bethesda, Maryland. He is lovingly remembered by his nine grandchildren and celebrated the birth of his first great-grandchild last July.

Following interment at Sharon Memorial Park, Sharon, MA., please join us at Wollaston Golf Club, 999 Randolph Ave., Milton, MA. for refreshments and appetizers.

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GOLDSTON — James "Jim" Michael Rives, 59, passed away at his home Monday, August 5, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clair B. and Ruby A. Rives; sister, Janette Brown; and brother, Billy Rives.

He is survived by his sisters, Patricia "Anne" (Steve) Cantrell of Dunlap, TN and Carolyn Jones of Bear Creek, NC along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

All family and friends are cordially invited to attend A Celebration of Life on Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 4-6 pm at the home of Bob Case, 216 Coral Avenue, Goldston, NC.

Jim was a lifetime resident of Chatham County and attended Meroney United Methodist Church. He was best known for his love of music and his musical and vocal talents. Jim performed many benefits in the area to include those for families and veterans.

The family would like to say a special thank you to his friends Bob Case, William Locklear, "Fireball" and Jackie Burns for their devoted friendship and assistance during his illness. Also a special thank you to Dr. Eric Butler for his continued care and visits, and to Liberty Hospice, especially Charlotte, Tabitha and Tonya, for their compassionate care.

Jim was an organ donor donating his beautiful hazel eyes to help others see.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jim's name to the American Cancer Society to help with the fight against lung cancer.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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SANFORD — Jeanette Williams Allen, age 74, of Sanford died on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at her home in Sanford.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church in Sanford with the Rev. Donald Burns officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at Miller-Boles Funeral Home in Sanford.

She was born on December 21, 1938 in Chatham County, NC to the late Thomas Brantley Williams and Annie Belle Riddle Williams. Jeanette was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church and was the former treasurer for Allen Auto. She enjoyed the computer and playing word games with friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Phillip Allen and a son, J.B. Allen.

She is survived by her daughter, Beverly Casey and husband Curt of Sanford, NC; a daughter-in-law, Rebecca Allen of Sanford, NC; a brother, Thomas C. Williams and wife Addie of Rocky Mount, NC; an aunt, Mary Dell Riddle of Sanford; and two grandchildren, April and Ryan Casey.

Memorial contributions may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, c/o Cemetery Fund, 1040 N. Rocky River Road, Sanford, NC 27330.

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Miller-Boles Funeral Home of Sanford is serving the family.

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PITTSBORO — Walter Edward Behringer died Thursday (8/1/13) at Pittsboro Christian Village.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Carol Behringer; two sons, Jeffrey Behringer and James Behringer; daughter, Jill Byrd; and twin sister, Muriel Simanek.

For his service in the Marine Corps at Iwo Jima during W.W. II he received a Purple Heart, and then served during the Korean War. He retired in Raleigh from IBM in 1988. He was a member of North Ridge Bible Chapel.

There will be two memorial services: Friday at 7 p.m. at Pittsboro Christian Village in Pittsboro; and Saturday at 10 a.m. at North Ridge Bible Chapel in Raleigh.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pittsboro Christian Village, 1825 East St., Pittsboro, N.C. 27312.

Arrangements are by Hall-Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation in Pittsboro.


SILER CITY — Clyde William Johnson, 84, of Elbert Johnson Road, died Monday (8/5/13) at his residence.

He was born in Chatham County on March 21, 1929, the son of Jessie Lewis and Eleanor (Pugh) Johnson. He was a member of Meroney United Methodist Church and a self employed house painter. He was preceded in death by a son, Gary W. Johnson; one grandson; his parents; brothers, Rev. J. L. Johnson, Elbert, Raymond and Hurley Johnson; sisters, Effie Johnson, Ruby Brewer, Mattie Belle Reeding and Carrie Lee Holt.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Rachel (Jessup) Johnson; two sons, Dean Johnson and Keith Johnson, both of Siler City; one brother, Frank Reid Johnson of Kernersville; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the family home.

A graveside service will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Meroney United Methodist Church in Bear Creek with the Rev. Troy Ed Brown officiating.

Memorials may be made to UNC Hospice, P.O. Box 1077, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312.

Arrangements by Smith & Buckner Funeral Home.

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