May. 31, 2014 @ 05:00 AM


SANFORD — Mr. Rickie Wesley Hall, age 65, of Sanford, NC, died Thursday, May 29, 2014 at his home with his daughters by his side.

He was born in Lee County, N.C. on February 11, 1949, to the late William McKinley Hall and Ruby Douglas Hall. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Thomas Hall; brother, William Hall; and sister, Margaret Douglas. Rickie was retired from Honeywell then went to work for the Harnett County Department of Transportation. He was a member of God of New Beginnings Church, as well as worship leader.

Rickie was a wonderful man of God, loving husband, father, friend, and a lover of life with an unbreakable spirit. He was a jack-of-all-trades and a master of all. He made sure he took great care of everyone he ever knew and loved. He loved the Lord and led many people to Him.

He is survived by two daughters Angela H. Beard and husband Jeremy of Fayetteville and Amanda Hall of Franklinton, N.C.; sisters, Della Steward and husband Johnie of Sanford, Jackie Stack and husband David of Sanford, Jean Hall of Sanford, Kathy Jordan and husband Mike of Sanford, Donna Hall Borowiec of Richmond Hill, GA; and three grandchildren, Christopher Aiden Beard, Madison Jordan Beard and Karina Gail Perez.

The family will receive friends Sunday, June 1, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home and the funeral service will be Monday, June 2, 2014 at 11 a.m. at New Life Fellowship Church with Dr. Gail Dickens and Pastor Dale Sauls officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the family home following the burial.

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Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.

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BROADWAY — Calvin Jones Cox, Sr., age 85, of Broadway, N.C. died Thursday, May 29, 2014, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, NC.

Mr. Cox was born on January 18, 1929, in Lee County, to the late Doyle Shepard Cox and Attie Lee Sloan Cox. He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Jean Cox and by a brother, Harold Maxton Cox. He was a member of Jonesboro Presbyterian Church and served as a former deacon.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Cameron Cox of the home; sons, Calvin “Jay” Cox, Jr. of Sanford and Gregory Lynn Cox of Sanford; a daughter, Cynthia Bussey and husband Bob of Greensboro; brothers, Roy Shepard Cox and wife Peggy of Sanford and Donald Wayne Cox and wife Bobbye of Tennessee; sisters, Naomi Cox Hillon and husband Charles of Haymarket, VA and Grace Cox McNeill of Sanford and three grandchildren, Gregory Andrew Cox, Owen Bussey, III and Preston Lynn Cox.

The family will receive friends Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 6-8 PM at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Jonesboro Presbyterian Church with Rev. John Taylor and Rev. W.T. Perkins officiating. Burial will follow at Broadway Town Cemetery with military rites.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Jonesboro Presbyterian Church, 2200 Woodland Ave. Sanford, NC 27330.

Condolences may be made at

Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.

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ABERDEEN — Ebony Laverne Brown, 30, of Aberdeen, died Friday (5/30/14) at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Knotts Funeral Home.


SANFORD — Sealina C. Anderson, 83, of Sanford, died Thursday (5/29/14) at Central Carolina Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Knotts Funeral Home.


SANFORD — Funeral service for William Leonard “Bill” Lassiter, 76, of Fayetteville, formerly of Sanford, who died Wednesday (5/28/14), was conducted Friday at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Joel Cameron presiding. A private burial followed the funeral service.

Recorded music was played.

Arrangements were by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.


SPRING LAKE — Rev. Irene Mathis Bell, 74, of 301 Duncan Road, Spring Lake, formerly of Johnsonville Community, died Thursday (5/22/14) at Cape Fear Medical Center in Fayetteville.

She was the daughter of the late William Henry and Lenora Mathis. She was preceded in death by one son, Nathan DeVaughn Bell Jr., and one brother, Moses Mathis (Bicycle Man).

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Johnsonville A.M.E. Zion Church in Pineview with Dr. Rev. Thurman McGougan officiating. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

She is survived by three daughters, Michelle Ingram of Spring Lake, Debbie Morales of Raleigh and Jackie Archie of Indiana; two brothers, Robert Mathis of Faison and David Mathis of Tampa, Fla.; four sisters, Catherine Jackson of Mt. Olive, Lena Mathis of Faison, Alice Hicks of Greensboro and Linda Williams of Warsaw; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

Arrangements are by C.E. Willie Funeral & Cremation Services.

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SANFORD — Funeral service for JoAnn Thomas was held Friday at Lemon Springs United Methodist Church with Pastor Roberta Byrum officiating.

Special music was performed by Mae and Ronnie Cox, accompanied by Ronnie Cox on guitar.

A graveside service was conducted following the church service at the church cemetery.

Arrangements were by Miller-Boles Funeral Home.


SOUTHERN PINES — Marvin Campbell, 47, of Southern Pines died Tuesday (5/27/14) at First Health Hospice House.

A memorial service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Christ Way Community Church in Aberdeen.

He is survived by three sisters, Jean Collins, Mary Kelly and Bobbyette Sturivant; and one brother, George Threadill Jr.

Arrangements are by Pugh and Smith Funeral Home of Carthage.


FAYETTEVILLE — Funeral service for Notre Douglas Altman, 89, was held Monday at 2 p.m. at Adcock Funeral Home with the Rev. Vaugus Wayne Hall officiating. Buried followed at Olivia Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Soloists were Rev. Hall and wife Sarah, Johnny Cox and Swanie Jewell.

Pallbearers were Joseph Womack, Joey Womack, Doug Womack, Thomas Douglas, Romey Hall and Dennie Douglas.

Honorary pallbearers were Jim Osborn, Jim Grimes, Hunter Womack and James Womack.

Arrangements were by Adcock Funeral Home.