Jan. 10, 2013 @ 05:00 AM


SANFORD — Mrs. Geneva Hunsaker Metcalf, 70, a well known Sanford artist, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013.

She was born on April 14, 1942, in Oceana, West Virginia to the late James and Evelyn Brown Hunsaker. Geneva loved to paint and sell her paintings as a dedicated member of the Sanford Brush & Pallet Club.

She is survived by a daughter, Sherry Metcalf House and her husband Donald of Franklinton, N.C.; a son, Ed Metcalf and wife April of Apex, N.C.; four grandchildren, Derrick House and his wife Wendy, Candice House, Jared Metcalf, and Chase Metcalf; and a great-grandchild, Isabella House.

The family will receive friends Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home. The funeral will follow at 3:30 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Rob Keffer officiating. Burial will follow at Buffalo Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, 8300 Health Park, Suite 10, Raleigh, N.C. 27615 or to Carolina Animal Rescue & Adoption (C.A.R.A.), P.O. Box 2642, Sanford, N.C. 27331.

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Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.

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LILLINGTON — Mr. James Carey “J.C.” Burgess Jr., 88, of Lillington, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Liberty Commons in Sanford.

He was born April 24, 1924 to the late James Carey and Mary Leola Cameron Burgess. J.C. was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the European Theatre during World War II. He was a Harnett County native and a retired Industrial Construction Superintendent. Mr. Burgess was devoted to his extended family and loved reading and education. He was the superintendent of construction at Campbell University during the 1960’s and was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Burgess of Greensboro.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, January 11, 2013  at Union United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Altman officiating. Burial will be in  Barbecue Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Sanford, with Masonic Rites. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1-2 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Joseph Watterson Scholarship Fund, payable to Campbell University, PO Box 4050, Buies Creek, NC  27506 or Union United Methodist Church Building Fund, 2212 Nursery Road, Lillington, NC  27546.

He is survived by a sister, Lucille McLamb of Charlotte; brothers, Clifton Burgess of the home, Sam Burgess and wife Jean of Linden, George Burgess and wife Gerri, J. Lindsey Burgess and wife Brenda, both of Lillington, and Winfred Burgess and wife Lorraine of Greensboro; sister-in-law, Sandra S. Burgess of Greensboro, and a host of nieces and nephews.

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

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HENDERSON — Max Harold Wilson, 81, of 190 Water Front Drive, Henderson, N.C., died Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at his home.

Born August 9, 1931 in Lee County, N.C., he was the son of the late Walker Cameron Wilson and Eula Cox Wilson.

Max joined the National Guard following high school and later enlisted in the U.S. Army. While in the Army, he earned a Bachelor of General Studies Degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and received numerous medals and commendations during his twenty-three years of active service. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal Vietnam, and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. He earned the Senior Army Aviation Badge, Parachutist Badge, four Overseas Bars, and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry. He was rotary and fixed wing qualified and flew helicopters while serving in two deployments to Vietnam. Max H. Wilson, Major, United States Army retired in 1973. He moved to Henderson, NC., where he began a second career in farming and real estate.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Faye Hoyle Wilson; two daughters, Felicia Young and husband Edwin of Kittrell, N.C. and Michelle Gardner and husband Trip of Bangor, Maine; granddaughter, Sarah Young; grandsons, Tristan Gardner and Noah Gardner; and a brother, Walker Wilson of Johns Creek, Georgia. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Juanita McPherson and Lucille Enos; and a brother, Albert Wilson.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home, 190 Water Front Drive, Henderson.

Funeral services will be held Friday, January 11, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Carey Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. Al James. Burial, with Military Honors, will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial gift to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675, or web site would be appreciated.

The family expresses their appreciation to a wonderful friend, Mary Tart, for her kindness, support, and care of Max and Faye during his long illness.

Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.

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PITTSBORO — Frank Henry Alston, 58, of 865 Hillsboro St., died Wednesday (1/9/13) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Knotts Funeral Home in Pittsboro.


SANFORD — Angela Lambert Martin-McLeod, 56, of 2570 Colten Road, died Wednesday (1/9/13) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Knotts Funeral Home.


CAMERON — James (Jim) Pickard, 46, died Thursday (12/27/12).

He was born in Asmara, Ethiopia, to James and Ruth Ann Pickard on March 8, 1966. He attended high school in New Hampshire. He served as an infantryman in the U.S. Army. After leaving the military, he lived in Virginia and later went to North Carolina and lived in Cameron. He is preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Ann Pickard.

He is survived by his daughter, Kayla Jones, and her two children; his father, James Pickard; his sisters, Janice Oliver, Michelle Richard and Stephanie Pickard; brothers, Ralph Pickard and Brad Percy; and numerous other relatives.

The service will be conducted by Pastor Gil Wise at 2 p.m. Saturday at Solid Rock United Methodist Church in Spout Springs.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Martha's Place (Community Outreach Center) in association with the Solid Rock United Methodist Church, mailing address for donations: Martha's Place, P.O. Box 100, Olivia, N.C. 28368.

Arrangements by Adcock Funeral Home & Crematory of Spring Lake.


SANFORD — Funeral service for Colleen Berryman Simms, 72, who died Saturday (1/5/13), was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Sinai Holiness Church with Bishop Curtis Boykin, Bishop Roy McKoy and the Rev. Bruce E. Petty officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery.

Musicians were Apostle Joseph Green and God’s Glory Choir. Soloists were Tierra Martin, Deon Allbrooks and Catina Hairston.

Pallbearers were Anthony Trapp, Rodney Berryman, Donnie Berryman, Gilbert Jones, Sherrod Berryman and Naguan Berryman.

Arrangements were by Knotts Funeral Home.


SANFORD — Thomas M. Campbell died Tuesday (1/8/13) at Lee County Nursing and Rehab Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Will and Mattie Campbell; three sisters, Margie Douglass, Willie Mae Dalrymple and a baby girl (unnamed); and five brothers, Lee, Nathanial, Joe, Crosby and George Emanuel. He was a member of the Chestnut AME Zion Church in Broadway.

He is survived by an extended generation of nieces and nephews, and a host of cousins and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Chestnut AME Zion Church. Burial will follow at Lee Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at 1:30 p.m. prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chestnut AME Zion Church.

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

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PITTSBORO — Bobby Knox Holt died Tuesday (1/8/13) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

He was born Dec. 19. 1941, to James Chesley Holt and Jessie Belle Seymour Holt of Chatham County. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, James Chesley Holt Jr.; a granddaughter; and a brother-in-law.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Donna Lutterloh Holt; a daughter, Lou Holt Byrd and husband Ricky; a son, Van Holt and wife Lisa; one great-granddaughter; siblings, W. Seymour Holt (Rheta), Marian Howard “Pete” Holt (Frances), Sylvia Butler (Billy) and Hilda Gardner; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Holt; and mother-in-law, Virgilia “Jill” Lutterloh.

Visitation will be today from 6 until 8 p.m. at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro. Funeral service will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Brown’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Pittsboro with burial following at the church cemetery.

Flowers are welcome and memorial gifts are suggested for the Brown’s Chapel Building Fund, c/o Teresa Martin, 138 Marshall Road, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312.

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CARTHAGE — Robert “Wayne” Reynolds, 52, died Tuesday (1/8/13) at his home.

A celebration of life will be held today at 3 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church with Pastor David Reynolds officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

He was born in Pinehurst on March 31, 1960, to Robert Stoman Reynolds and Anniebell Cook Frye. He grew up in the Carthage area. He had been employed with Ithaca Industries in Robbins and Sanford Contracting.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Stumpf Reynolds; one daughter, Holly R. Reynolds and fiancé Jeff Wunsch of Aberdeen; one son, R. Chad Reynolds and wife Christina of Pennsylvania; his mother, Anniebell Cook Frye; two sisters, Lisa Volk and husband Gary, and Robin Frye, all of Carthage; one brother, Jonathan Frye and wife Cathy of Carthage; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Stoman Reynolds.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, N.C. 28374.

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Arrangements by Cox Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory of Vass.


SANFORD — Funeral service for Charles Russell Underwood was held Wednesday at Miller-Boles Chapel with the Rev. Vernon Tyson officiating.

Two special songs were played. Vocalist was Burton Cameron and pianist was Anita Leggette.

Pallbearers were Jody Wicker, Brett Langley, L.G. Hall Jr., James Dielhl, Michael McCaskill and Steve Pendergraft. Honorary pallbearers were John Carmichael and Tommy Kirk.

After the funeral, a graveside service followed at Farmville Cemetery where a special song was performed by Reggie Rosser at the graveside.

Arrangements were by Miller-Boles Funeral Home.


SANFORD — Ronald Martin Jefferson died Saturday (1/5/13).

He was born March 1, 1960, to James and Sarah Jefferson. He graduated from Lee County Senior High School in 1979. He joined Chestnut AME Zion Church and after moving to Winston-Salem, he joined Emmanuel Baptist Church. He was a counselor at Prodigal’s Rehabilitation Center.

He is survived by his parents, James and Sarah Jefferson of Sanford; two brothers, Donald Jefferson of Sanford and James H. Jefferson Jr. (Rosalyn) of Broadway; three sisters, Chandra J. Rogers (Dewey) and Maureen Jefferson, both of Sanford, and Marva J. Ford (Parrish) of Uniondale, N.Y.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Chestnut A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. No wake will be held.

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

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LILLINGTON — Annie M. “Jo” Bethune, 93, died Tuesday (1/8/13) at WakeMed in Raleigh.

She was the daughter of the late Guy and Eva Dean Morgan and was preceded in death by her husband, Hooper Bethune; and a brother, Irvin Morgan. Born in Granville County, she moved to the Lillington area in 1930 where she met and married her husband. Together they operated the Bethune Stockyard, Community Cleaning Center and Car Wash. In addition, she operated a beauty salon for many years.  She was a member of the Lillington Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for over 50 years. She was past Training Union Director for the Little River Baptist Association.

Memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Lillington Baptist Church with the Rev. Ken Smith and the Rev. Don Bowen officiating. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends at her home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the T.E.L. Sunday School Class, c/o Lillington Baptist Church, P.O. Box 670, Lillington, N.C. 27546.

She is survived by her sons, Larry Bethune and wife Judy of Lillington, and Al Bethune and wife Diane of Apex; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by O’Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home.

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