May. 09, 2014 @ 05:00 AM


WHITEVILLE — Henry Leon Dixon, 91, of Whiteville (formerly of Pollocksville, N.C. and Folkston, Ga), died Wednesday (5/7/14).

Born March 27, 1923, to the late John and Odessa Connor Dixon, he was educated in the Greene County School System, Elizabeth City State College (Univ.) and North Carolina A&T State University. He was retired from the Georgia School System. He also taught in the North Carolina and Florida school systems. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Cora Willie Dixon.

He is survived by one child, Jacqueline D. Roseboro and husband Thurman Roseboro of Whiteville; four grandchildren; two foster grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and one sister-in-law, Mary Willie of Pollocksville.

The family will receive friends at 5036 Old Lumberton Road, Whiteville.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. James A.M.E. Zion Church in Bladenboro. A family visitation will be at 10 a.m. prior to the service. Following lunch, burial will be at Murphy Cemetery, Goshen Road, Pollocksville.

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

Online condolences may be made at


SANFORD — Herman McLean, 92, of Sanford, died Tuesday (5/6/14) at Westfield Nursing and Rehabilitation.

He is survived by one son, Herman McLean Jr. (Betty Fe’) of Sanford; one daughter, Dianne Drafeford of Sanford; one sister, Vera McLean McKoy of Baltimore, Md.; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Knotts Funeral Home.

Arrangements are by Knotts Funeral Home.


SANFORD — Memorial service for Lewis Edgar Beal, 82, of Sanford, who died Monday (5/5/14) at First Health Moore Regional Hospital, was conducted Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Brian Parker officiating.

Pianist was Ronnie Cox. Soloist was Swannie Jewell.

Arrangements were by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.


CAMERON — Clero M. Baldwin, 98, of Cameron, died Monday (5/5/14) at her home.

She was the daughter of the late Edward S. McCullough and Mary Banner McCullough and was born in Ransomville on March 4, 1916. She attended school in Ransomville, but left for New York at an early age. She was employed at the Seaman's Church Institute of New York as a switchboard operator until moving to Cameron in 1972. She was a member of Spout Springs Presbyterian Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands, Justen Windley and Edward Baldwin; one grandson, William Windley Jr.; and one son, Oscar Windley.

She is survived by one son, William H. Windley Sr.; two daughters-in-law, Queen Windley and Camille Windley; four grandchildren; a Goddaughter, Gayle Plummer; 11 great-grandchildren, and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends at Spout Springs Presbyterian Church on Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. The funeral will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will take place on Monday at 11 a.m. at Raleigh National Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Adcock Funeral Home & Crematory.


SANFORD — Funeral service for Joseph Albert Gray Jr., 73, of Sanford, who died Saturday (5/3/14), was conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Lee Memory Gardens Mausoleum with the Rev. Garland Smith and the Rev. Curtis Norris officiating.

Arrangements were by Smith Funeral Home of Broadway.