Jan. 09, 2014 @ 05:00 AM


SANFORD — James A. Baresel, 85, died Tuesday (12/3/13).

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church. The family will greet friends following the service in the fellowship hall.

He was born in New York, son of the late Paul Charles Baresel and Jean Forbes Baresel, and preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Elsie D “Lisa” Baresel. He was a Navy Veteran of W.W. II and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

He is survived by three sons, James Baresel of Bayport, N.Y., Peter Baresel of Huntington, N.Y., and Paul Baresel of Astoria, N.Y.

Memorial contributions can be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 525 Carthage St., Sanford, N.C. 27330.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home.


SANFORD — Richard Anthony Ruiz died Tuesday (1/7/14) at his home.

He was born June 13, 1959 in Lancaster, Pa., to the late Ricardo Ruiz and Sarah Lucas Ruiz. He formerly attended church at Ray's Temple COGIC in Lancaster, Pa., and was a member of the choir. He was an automotive body painter for many years and formerly employed by Manheim Auto Auction in Lancaster, Pa. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Pauline Lucas Carter and Elsa Ruiz Speller, and a brother, Paul Lucas.

He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Ann Forry Ruiz; his daughter, Nichole Ruiz; three sons, Andrae Miller, Damien Ruiz and Dominic Ruiz; his mother, Sarah Lucas Ruiz; and a host of other family and friends.

Online condolences can be made at

Arrangements are by Miller Boles and Cremation Service of Sanford.


SANFORD — Memorial service for Kevin C. Dunne, 51, who died Friday (1/3/14), was held at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home Chapel by UNC Hospice Chaplin Ann Ritter.

During the service, family friends and colleagues shared stories and memories.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home.


SILER CITY — Harold Kenneth Alston died Sunday (1/5/14) at home.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Knotts & Son Funeral Home Chapel in Siler City.


PITTSBORO — Kent Alan Allred, 54, of Pittsboro, died Tuesday (1/7/14) at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announced by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

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FAYETTEVILLE — Marsman B. Powell, 50, of Lowery Court, died Thursday (1/2/14) at home.

Surviving are mother, Maria L. Martinez; daughters, Jennifer L. Powell and Tamara Powell; sisters, Sandra Turion, Ines Powell and Zerida Powell; brothers, Benito Turion and Jose M. Powell; and one grandchild.

Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. today at Cunningham & Son’s Mortuary in Fayetteville. Burial will be at 12 p.m. Friday at Sandhills State Veterans in Spring Lake.

Arrangements by Cunningham & Son’s Mortuary in Fayetteville.


FAYETTEVILLE — Marvin Louis Lunsford Sr., 66, died Saturday (1/4/14).

He is survived by a son, Marvin Louis Lunsford Jr.; sisters, Mary McNair and Marilyn Lunsford; brother, Samuel Lunsford; and five grandchildren.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Rockhill Missionary Baptist Church in Raeford. Burial will be at a later date.

Arrangements are by Cunningham & Son’s Mortuary in Fayetteville.