Jan. 15, 2013 @ 05:00 AM


SANFORD — Mark Daniel Lilley, age 49, of Sanford, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at Duke University Hospital in Durham.

Mark was born on August 22, 1963 in Longview, TX to Dr. Jimmy D. Lilley and Bonnie Miller Lilley. He was a faithful member of New Hope Baptist Church in Sanford. Many people have benefited from and become close to Mark because of his vast knowledge and talent in the media industry. He spent his life in media through sound and television for over 30 years having been a graduate of Tennessee Temple University with a degree in Business Management in Marketing. Mark was a contributor to Lee County and Southern Lee High Schools. He was a member of the Board at Central Carolina Community College for Media for sports coverage and scholarship programs. Mark ran for Lee County Commissioner, was a member of Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Lions Club, a Board Member at WDSG 107.9 FM radio in Sanford, and the manager of San-Lee Community Broadcasting, WBFT-TV 46 in Sanford.

Mark is survived by his loving wife, Kimberly Ledford Lilley of Sanford, NC; three daughters: Corinthia Dian Lilley, Allysha Marie Lilley, and Sidney Abigail Lilley all of Sanford, NC; a son, Miles Edward Lilley of Sanford, NC; his parents, Dr. Jimmy D. Lilley and Bonnie Miller Lilley of Lookout Mountain, GA; two brothers, Jonathan Lilley of Lookout Mountain, GA and Caleb Lilley and wife Marie of Goldsboro, NC; and a sister, Sarah Henderson of Santa Cruz, Bolivia. He is also survived by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bruce and Janice Ledford of Livingston, TN.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, 3915 Hawkins Ave., with Rev. Brian Parker and Rev. Ron Rucker officiating. Burial will follow at Buffalo Cemetery in Sanford.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at Miller-Boles Funeral Home in Sanford.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like to ask that memorial contributions be made to: WBFT-TV, PO Box 4646, Sanford, NC 27331-4646, which will contribute to a living legacy in memory of Mark Lilley to local community broadcasting in Sanford.

Online condolences may be made at

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

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LILLINGTON — William A. “Bill” Johnson died Sunday (1/13/13).

His education at Buies Creek Academy, Campbell College and UNC-Chapel Hill led to almost 70 years as a practicing attorney, with only brief interruptions to serve as N.C. Commissioner of Revenue and a Superior Court Judge. What he loved most about being a lawyer was representing and counseling his clients, which he was still doing on Saturday when he suddenly became ill. He was married to Mildred Marshbanks Johnson for more than 50 years. He served his beloved UNC as trustee, member and chairman of the UNC Board of Governors, member of the Board of Directors of the UNC Center for Civil Rights, and most recently, as a private citizen, worked to ensure that the university fulfill its constitutional mandate to extend the benefits of the University of North Carolina, as far as practicable, to the people of the state, free of expense. He also passionately engaged in many other personal, professional and civic activities, including gardening, indulging his great curiosity about almost everything, and working to get Democrats elected. His unwavering support of his beloved Tar Heels led to many happy and some frustrating, but always optimistic, times.

He is survived by his daughters, Sandra L. Johnson of Raleigh and Rebecca J. Davidson and husband James P. of Buies Creek; son, Glenn Johnson and wife Shirley of Buies Creek; and four grandchildren.

A celebration of his life will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday at Butler Chapel, Campbell University, with the Rev. Don Bowen officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 3 until 6 p.m. at his home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mildred M. and William A. Johnson Scholarship, c/o Brandon Wright, UNC School of Law, CB 3382, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27517; Habitat for Humanity of Harnett County, 101-B W. Harnett St., Dunn, N.C. 28334; S.A.F.E of Harnett County, P.O. Box 728, Lillington, N.C.  27546;  Harnett Food Pantry, P.O. Box 2084, Lillington, N.C.  27546; or a charity of one’s choice.

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

For online condolences, directions to Butler Chapel and information concerning parking, please visit the website at


SANFORD — Funeral service for William G. “Buddy” Sineath, who died Thursday (1/10/13), was held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Sanford Free Will Holiness Church with the Rev. Pearl Castleberry officiating.

Special music was played during the service.

Pallbearers were Darrell Tucker, Eddie Fawcett, Tony Akridge, T.J. Akridge, Henry Folgerman and Randy Satterfield.

Following the funeral, a graveside service was held at the Lemon Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

Arrangements were by Miller-Boles Funeral Home.

SANFORD — Funeral service for John Jefferson McLeod, 73, who died Monday (1/7/13), was held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Curtis Norris. The committal was private.
During the service, recorded music was played and the Rev. Norris sang a solo.
Online condolences may be at
Arrangements were by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home.

RALEIGH – James William “J.W.” Ball Sr., 78, died Sunday (1/13/13).
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Highland Baptist Church.  Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park in Raleigh.
He owned and operated Suburban Electric Service, Inc. for over 30 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Coretta O. Ball.
He is survived by his daughters, Wanda Emel and husband Greg of Apex, Denise Harrison and husband Andy of Raleigh and Samantha Livesay and husband Frank of Apex; son, James William Ball Jr. and wife Naomi of Youngsville; sisters, Shirley Royal and husband John of Durham and Linda Wicker of Sanford; brothers, Roy Ball of Swansea, S.C. and Len Ball and wife Judy of Raleigh; sisters-in-law, Juanita Ball of Garner and Jeanette Ball of Smithfield; stepsons, Scott Carter and wife Tonya of Reidsville and Steven Carter and wife Ginny of Garner; stepdaughter, Michelle Carter Jackson and husband Johnny Murphy of Reidsville; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. today at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home in Garner.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Highland Baptist Church Building Fund, 8524 Crowder Rd., Raleigh, N.C. 27603.
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BROADWAY — Christopher Gray Baker, 33, died Saturday (1/12/13). Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Smith Funeral Home of Broadway.

GOLDSTON — Theodore Jackson Hayes, 75, of 2733 St. Luke Church Road, died Sunday (1/13/13) at Cambridge Hills Assisted Living in Pittsboro. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Knotts Funeral Home in Pittsboro.

PITTSBORO — Funeral service for Frank Henry Alston, 68, who died Wednesday (1/9/13), was held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Mitchell Chapel Church. Burial was at the church cemetery.
Arrangements were by Knotts Funeral Home in Pittsboro.

ROBBINS — Madar Brady Garner, 90, of 8802 North Howards Mill Road, died Monday (1/14/13).
She was a resident of Autumn Care in Biscoe. She was retired from Collins & Aikman in Siler City after 31 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eli “Pete” Garner; parents, Walter Issac and Mae Kiser Brady; and brothers, Mack Brady and Garland Brady.
She is survived by daughter, Elva Lou Maness (Bobby Earl) of Bennett; son, Donald Garner (Wanda) of Carthage; sisters, Lucilla Chilton of Gibsonville, Ella Mae Fagg of Ramseur and Betty Sue Greene of Seagrove; brothers, Worth Brady (Claudette) of Asheboro, Gale Brady (Mildred) of Columbia, S.C., and Lavan Brady (Linda) of Seagrove; sisters-in-law, Sarah Brady Dorothy Garner; seven grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held today from 6 until 8 p.m. at Joyce Brady-Chapel in Bennett, and other times at the home.
Funeral sesrvice will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Beulah Baptist Church in Bennett with Pastor Neal Jackson officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Beulah Baptist Church Building Fund.
Arrangements by Joyce-Brady Chapel.