May. 10, 2014 @ 04:43 PM


SANFORD — Annie Lee Hopkins Matthews, 83, of Sanford, died Friday (5/9/14) at Central Carolina Hospital.

She was born on June 22, 1930, in Cameron to the late Pate and Cora Godfrey Hopkins.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, William Gaither Matthews; one brother, Dillard Hopkins; and one sister, Vallie Marsh.

She is survived by two children, Frankie Matthews and his wife Bonnie, and Jackie Matthews Bass and her husband Jeff; four grandchildren, Dennis Matthews and his wife Diana, Jonathan Matthews and his wife Brandi, and Justin and Jordan Serrano; three great grandchildren, Daniel and McKenzie Matthews and Kendal Serrano; and two step-grandchildren, Laura Harrell and Adam Bass.

A visitation will be held from 2-3 p.m. Sunday at Pocket Presbyterian Church.  A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. at the church with interment in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Pocket Presbyterian Church, 669 Pocket Church Road, Sanford NC 27330.

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Miller-Boles Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Sanford is serving the family.

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SANFORD — James Tomlinson, 77, of 2117 Pilson Road, Sanford, died Thursday (5/8/14) at Central Carolina Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Knotts Funeral Home.


SPRING LAKE — Debra Sarvis, 52, of Spring Lake, died Thursday (5/8/14). Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Elizabeth Street Mortuary in Spring Lake.


CAMERON — Funeral service for Arthur William Bates, 70, who died Monday (5/5/14), was held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Works For Christ Christian Center with Dr. Alice Hooker officiating. Burial was at Rock Springs Cemetery in Lillington.

The church choir sang.

Pallbearers were friends of the family.

Arrangements were by Knotts Funeral Home.


SANFORD — A private graveside service for Brenda Lee Ingram was held Friday. Following the graveside service, a Celebration of Life Service was held at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Ronald Stoker and Betty Sherrod, CRE officiating.

Organist was David Almond and soloist was Wendell McGee.

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Arrangements were by Miller-Boles Funeral Home.


ABERDEEN — Jesse Nelson, 94, died Thursday (5/8/14).

Born April 13, 1920, he was the son of the late Annie Nelson. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1942. In February of 1943, he was one of the first soldiers sent to Camp Mackall.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the chapel at Powell Funeral Home with the Rev. Archie Stevens officiating. Burial will follow at Bethesda Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends at 11 a.m. Monday prior to the service at the funeral home.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Maude Nelson; six children, Fred of Huntington Beach, Calif., Carol McDonald (Regie) of Cary, Linda Eubanks of West End, Cindy Munn (Greg) of Aberdeen, Charles and Tim of Rockingham, and Darren (Michelle) of Aberdeen; one nephew; two nieces; 25 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, N.C. 28374 or to Moore Humane Society, 5355 N.C. Hwy. 22, Carthage, N.C. 28327.

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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