Jun. 13, 2013 @ 05:00 AM


WILLIAMSBURG, VA — Clifford M. Peake, 86, a native of Nampa, Idaho, passed away on Monday, June 10, 2013 in Williamsburg, Va.

Cliff distinguished himself as a community leader throughout his life, serving 43 years as a Chamber of Commerce Executive and 50 years as a leader in Rotary International, including service as District Governor in New Jersey. He waged a valiant battle against his illness over the past year, displaying the unyielding optimism he brought to life every day.

Cliff adored his wife of 65 years, Jo; and deeply loved his children, daughter, Christine R. Miller of Williamsburg, Va.; and sons, Ed Peake of Deltaville, Va. and Dave Peake of Pocatello, Idaho. He is also survived by three granddaughters, Aline Reitzer and family of Richmond, Va., Julia McAvoy and family of Chicago, Ill., and Michelle Shriver and family of Richmond, Va. He has four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 18 at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road, Williamsburg with visitation from 3-4 p.m. and service at 4 p.m.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Rotary Foundation Polio Plus Fund (credit funds to the Jonesboro, N.C. Rotary Club) by visiting

Online condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements by Nelsen Funeral Home in Williamsburg, Va.

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WILMINGTON — On June 11, 2013, Lynnis Howard Matthews went to be with his Heavenly Father. Born May 3, 1919, it was a wonderful 94 years for him and everyone who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Crider Matthews, with whom they lovingly raised four children, Tommy, Harold, Becky, and Julie.

Lynnis was a devout Christian for his entire adult life and a wonderful family leader and reveled in the fact that he raised a large family and managed never to miss a single week's tithing to God and his Church.

He was a master machinist by trade and was highly respected by his peers. He most enjoyed time with his family and will be dearly missed. Lynnis was an avid fisherman and quail hunter.

Also he was preceded in death by his second wife, Catherine Tucker Matthews; daughter, Myra Rebecca Matthews Morgan; parents, Aaron Matthews and Cattie Matthews Parnell; brothers, Lowell Matthews, Levi Matthews, Lewis Matthews, and Bud Parnell.

He is survived by one sister, Gwen Wicker of Sanford, NC; two sons, Thomas Aaron Matthews and wife Sally, Joseph Harold Matthews and wife Ann; one daughter, Julia Layne Matthews Bussells and husband Ernie; eight grandchildren, Thomas Aaron Matthews Jr. and wife Lou Ann, Jay Brian Matthews and wife Jennifer, William Travis Wiley, Debra Lynn Matthews Hayes and husband Bill, Joseph Harold Matthews Jr. and wife Deanna, Louis Aaron Bussells, Carl William Bussells and wife Allison, Lorie Ann Morgan; son-in-law, Michael W. Morgan. His great-grandchildren include Taylor (Aaron and Lou Ann), Trevor and Bryce (Jay and Jennifer), Sarah and Matthew (Debi and Bill), Joey and Jenna-Ann (Joe and Deanna).

Lynnis was a long standing member of the Church of God in Charlotte and presently at Pine Valley Church of God in Wilmington. His rich sense of humor was always present and his childhood stories and songs are a treasure. He loved singing, especially songs about his faith. His sense of loyalty to his family was always evident, and his faithfulness and kindness were a blessing to all.

The family will receive friends at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Home on June 14, 2013, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A service will be held at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Home on June 15, 2013, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

The staff of Coble Ward-Smith is honored to serve the family of Mr. Matthews.

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. — William “Bill” Nall Haithcox, age 48, of Spartanburg, S.C., formerly of Moncure, passed away on June 9, 2013 in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.

He was born in Tacoma, Washington on October 25, 1964, son of Robert Loften Haithcox and Edna Louise Nall Haithcox. He was an Electronic Engineer with Insite Electronic Services.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday (6/15/2013) at the New Elam Christian Church with the Rev. Gary Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

He is survived by his parents, Robert Loften and Edna Louise Nall Haithcox of Moncure; his wife, Wendy Christian Haithcox of the home; daughter, Katherine Abigail Haithcox of the home; son, Nicholas Alexander Haithcox of the home; his maternal grandfather, William Nall of Miami, Fla.; sister, Charlotte Elizabeth “Mimi” Haithcox of Iowa City, Iowa; brother, Robert Lee Haithcox (Rene) of Moncure, N.C.; his mother-in-law, LaVerne V. Christian of the home; brother-in-law, Jason Christian (Phoebe) of Trussville, Ala.; nephew, Justin Haithcox of Moncure; nieces, Ashton Haithcox of Moncure and Ellie Margaret Christian and Eden Mathis Christian, both of Trussville, Ala. He is also survived by many other loving family members and friends.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the New Elam Christian Church. The family will also receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation in honor of Bill’s sister, Charlotte Elizabeth “Mimi” Haithcox, c/o National Breast Cancer Foundation, 2600 Network Blvd., Suite 300, Frisco, Texas 75034.

Arrangements are by the Smith Funeral Home of Moncure.

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SANFORD — Funeral service for Alice Dorothy Winters Hejny, 87, who died Sunday (6/9/13), was held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Bob Bulls officiating. A eulogy was given by her son, John Joseph Hejny.

Recorded music was played. Soloist was Linda Totten.

The family received friends at the funeral home following the funeral service.

Arrangements were by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.


SANFORD — Funeral service for Evelyn Hope Winborne Davis, 88, who died Saturday (6/8/13), was held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Jonesboro United Methodist Church with the Rev. Hunter H. Preston officiating. Entombment followed at Lee Memory Gardens.

Organist was Dr. Daniel Hester. Soloist was Alyssa Davis. The congregation sang three selections. Director of nusic was Dwayne Williams. Soloist at the graveside was Dwayne Williams.

Pallbearers were Eddie Campbell, Joe Thomas, Ronnie Noles, Chuck Mann, Alton Cockrell and Johnny Thomas.

Arrangements were by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.


PITTSBORO — Claude Snipes Jr., 78, of 275 Firetower Road, Pittsboro, died Tuesday (6/11/13) at Laurels of Chatham.

He is survived by his wife Frances; daughter, Ernestine (Randy) Richardson of Pittsboro; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren; one stepgrandson; one sister, Irene Snipes of Yanceyville; brothers, Howard Snipes of Greensboro and Lendo Snipes of Virginia; mother-in-law, Odessa Partridge of Sanford; sisters-in-law, Ernestine Snipes of Pittsboro, Marion (Gene) Goldston of Siler City, Susan Roberts (Thurman) of Sanford and Thelma Alston (John) of Claremont, Fla.; brother-in-law, Daniel Partridge (Barbara) of Sanford; and a host of nieces, nephews, godchildren, relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Andrews Congregational Church in Pittsboro. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home.