Jan. 03, 2014 @ 05:00 AM


SANFORD — Mr. Edward William Perdue, age 85, of Sanford, N.C. died Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at Central Carolina Hospital.

He was born in Guilford County on July 23, 1928, to the late John T. Perdue and Annie Powell Mitchell Perdue. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Jeanne Carroll Perdue; son, William David Perdue; sisters, Daisy Caudle, Mattie King, Maude Sparks, Gracie Couch; brothers, Virge Perdue, Norman Perdue, Albert Rosevelt “Rose” Perdue, and Avery Perdue. Mr. Perdue served our country in the United States Air Force during World War II. He worked as a truck driver.

He is survived by children, Sheryl Perdue Smith and husband Capt. David Smith, Darryl E. Perdue and wife Brenda, B. Douglas Perdue, and Karen Stanley D'Angelo and husband Tony, all from Sanford; Sharon Perdue Hart and husband Douglas from Carrboro and Wayne Perdue and wife Reita from Greensboro; grandchildren, Jacob Hart, Jeffrey Smith, Shannon Smith Tacia, Brooke Perdue Whitman, Darryl Edmond Perdue Jr., Eliza Perdue, Blaine Douglas Perdue Jr., Ashley Perdue, Joshua Stanley and April Stanley Norris; and twelve great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Friday, January 3, 2014 at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and the funeral will be Saturday, January 4th at 2:00 p.m. at Swann Station Baptist Church with Rev. Russell Blackmon officiating. Burial will follow at the McDougald-Holder Family Cemetery in Sanford.

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Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.

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SANFORD — Mary Latham Foster Waters, 65, of Sanford died Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at Duke University Hospital.

Mary Latham was born in Rocky Mount, N.C. and grew up in Plymouth. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Louise Brinkley Foster.

A graduate of East Carolina University, she received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Arts Education. She was a retired Lee County public school art teacher. She was a member of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, for leading women educators. She was also involved in many community art programs including Lee County Arts Council. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Sanford, and most recently attended Lillington Presbyterian.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Lillington Presbyterian Church with Rev. Bill Goodnight officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall and all other times at the home.

Mary Latham is survived by her husband of 40 years, Don Waters of the home; daughter, Rebekah Waters Brewer and husband Joseph of Sanford; son, Jason Waters and wife Andrea of Sanford; stepson, Marshall Nathan Waters and wife Lucretia of Stillwater, OK; sister, Emily Foster Lucas and husband Manly of Sanford; brother, Joseph Weldon Foster, Jr. and wife Marlene of Carbonton; brother-in-law, Harold Waters and wife Mary Latham Mizelle of Plymouth; sister-in-law, June Waters of Dunn; four grandchildren, Addie Mejia, Thomas Mejia, Caleb Waters and Luke Waters; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center, 2301 Erwin Road, Durham, N.C. 27710; Lillington Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 245, Lillington, N.C. 27546

Funeral arrangements entrusted to O’Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home.

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SANFORD — Funeral service for Estella W. Gales, 98, who died Monday (12/30/13), was held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Elder Thomas McGilveary officiating. Burial was at the Cameron Grove A.M.E. Zion Church cemetery in Broadway.

Elder Thomas McGilveary read from the Old Testament, Eldress Wilma Murray read from the New Testament and a prayer of comfort was given by Elder Curtis Boykin. Soloist was Elder Curtis Boykin. Eulogy was given by Elder Jerry McGilveary.

Pallbearers were friends of the family.

Arrangements were by Watson Memorial - Cunningham & Son’s Mortuary.