Mar. 26, 2014 @ 05:00 AM


SILER CITY — Lewis Weaver, 74, of 150 Dan Henry Road, Siler City, died Monday (3/24/14) at home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Knotts & Son Funeral Home in Siler City.


SANFORD — Graveside service for Vivian Hunter Cameron, 75, of Sanford, who died Saturday (3/22/14), was conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Broadway Town Cemetery with the Rev. Rodney Hunter officiating.

Sherri Layne was the soloist.

Pallbearers were Brad Hunter, Sidney Morgan, Lacy Oldham Jr., Luke Faircloth, Randy Angel and Johnny King.

Arrangements were by Smith Funeral Home of Broadway.


SANFORD — Funeral service for Larry McNeill, 46, of 116 Charlin Drive, who died Tuesday (3/4/14), was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor George Dark officiating. Burial was at Lee Memory Gardens.

The Gospel Choir sang and soloist was Pastor Charlie Hawes.

Pallbearers were friends of the family.

Arrangements were by Knotts Funeral Home.


LILLINGTON — Bobby G. Johnson, 76, of Lillington, died Tuesday (3/25/14) at Hospice of Wake County Hospice House. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by O'Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home and Crematory.


LILLINGTON — Retired Master Sgt. Jesse Scott Jr., 83, of Lillington, died Friday (3/21/14) at home.

He retired from the U.S. Army Special Forces and served in Korea, Okinawa and Vietnam. He was a founding member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church and served as a past Grand Knight of KOC Council 9847. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse A. Scott and Florence Hurd Scott Kramarick; brothers, William and Frank Kramarik; and sisters, Rhoda Scott and Pauline Bentley.

A mass will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 28, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church followed by burial at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery with military honors.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Adcock Funeral Home. A rosary will take place during the visitation.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Pat Scott; daughters, Clarinda "Rinny" Stephens, Loretta Beck (James) and Rhonda Scott; sons, Jesse J. Scott (Betsy) and Randolph Scott (Dana); nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Chase; one brother, Robert Kramarik (Geraldine); and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his memory to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 1000 Andrews Road, Fayetteville, N.C. 28311.

Arrangements are by Adcock Funeral Home & Crematory.


BUIES CREEK — Hazel M. Weaver, 95, of Buies Creek, died Monday (3/24/14) at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh.

She was born in Harnett County, the daughter of the late Sion H. and Lessie Upchurch Mitchell. She worked at Barefoot Oil Co. in Dunn and also Lewis Oil Co. in Lillington. She retired from Campbell University after working in the Business Office. She was a member of Buies Creek First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Elijah E. Weaver.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Buies Creek First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Michael Simmons, the Rev. Louis Morgan and the Rev. Dr. John Rogers officiating. Burial will follow at Harnett Memorial Park in Lillington.

The family will receive friends today at O’Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home in Lillington from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

She is survived by her son, Stanley E. Weaver and wife Jackie of Cary, daughter, Betty Dozier of Madison, Miss.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Buies Creek First Baptist Church (to be used for Prayer Garden), P.O. Box 160, Buies Creek, N.C. 27506.

Arrangements are by O’Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home & Crematory.

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — John (Jack) Russell Childress, 31, died Thursday (3/20/14).

He was born Aug. 11, 1982 in Fort Benning, Ga., to Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Mark Childress and Barbara Buchholz Childress of Southern Pines. He graduated from East Tennessee State University in 2004 with a degree in Business Administration. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He deployed with the “Triple Nickle” to multiple locations throughout Iraq. He was pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering at UT.

He is survived by his parents; brother, Mark Jr.; sisters, Mary Kate Lewis (Stephen) and Sarah; grandmothers, Helen Buchholz and Ruby Childress Medlin (Neil); many uncles, aunts, and cousins and close friends.

A memorial service will be held at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Southern Pines on March 29 at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the “555 Able Soldier and Family Fund” which assists the soldiers and families of the fallen and wounded.

Arrangements were handled by Baldwin Cremation & Mortuary Service in Knoxville, Tenn.