Obituaries for Aug. 30

Aug. 30, 2013 @ 05:00 AM


RALEIGH — Christian Milbourne, infant, of 1601-A Burgandy, son of Tia Lameca Dunn and Reginald Alonza Mibourne Jr., was born and died Thursday (8/22/13) at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. Arrangements are by C.E. Willie Funeral & Cremation Service.

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ROBBINS — Yvonne Ann McLaughlin, 56, of 279 Hillside Rd., died Monday (8/26/13) at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst.

Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Alston Chapel United Church of Christ. A viewing will be held one hour prior to service. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

She was born March 8, 1957, in Moore County to the late Coshie Edward and Clara Bell Atkins McLaughlin. She was educated in the Moore County school system.

She is survived by two daughters, Adida and Juanita McLaughlin, both of Robbins; one sister, Lynda (Elvis) Person of Sanford; three brothers, Wilbert (Marie) Atkins, Leon Atkins and Randy Atkins, and a host of other relatives and friends.

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

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SANFORD — Deacon Jesse Lee Page, 69, of 200 Apt. 11, Cox Maddox Road, died Tuesday (8/27/13) at home.

Family will receive friends at the home of his niece, Andrea Foxx, 211 Willowridge Drive, Sanford.

Funeral service will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at St. Mark United Church of God.

He is survived by a niece, one great-niece, and one great-nephew; one sister-in-law, Ella Gibbs Page; and a host of friends and church family.

Arrangements are by Knotts Funeral Home.



SANFORD — Funeral service for Sarah Frances Coggins Lee, 76, who died Sunday (8/25/13), was held Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at Grace Chapel Church with the Rev. Bob Yandle officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery.

Organist was Tammy Strickland. Soloists were Tom Hamilton and Lynda Totten.

Pallbearers were John David Lee, Robert Joseph “Bobby” Lee, Jeremy Lee, Jonathan Lee, Brandon Lee and Dale Edwards.

Arrangements were by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.



SANFORD — Faith Ann Evans Dove, 49, died Tuesday (8/27/13) in Goldston.

She was born in Webster, Pa. on Nov. 22, 1963, to Robert Harold Evans of Sanford and Barbara Beear Evans. She was preceded in death by her mother and a brother, Robert Evans Jr. She was a school cafeteria worker. She served in the U.S. Army.

In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, Derick Keith Dove Sr.; a son, Derick Keith Dove Jr. of Sanford; and a brother, Dan Evans of Pennsylvania.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at Bethany Baptist Church at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Leslie Puryear officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the church sanctuary.

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Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Inc.



SANFORD — Clarene Tripp Campbell, 92, died Wednesday (8/28/13) at Parkview Retirement Center.

She was born in Chatham County on Sept. 18, 1920, to the late William Floyd Tripp and Norvella Herndon Tripp. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Junius “Arthur” Campbell; a grandchild, David Tysinger; and five siblings. She owned and operated Campbell Grocery Store for many years alongside her husband.

She is survived by her son, Thomas Jerry Campbell and wife Debbie of Sanford; daughter, Virginia Campbell Tysinger and husband Walter of Pittsboro; sister, Helen Brasington of Pittsboro; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Lee Memory Gardens with the Rev. Mike Johnson officiating. The family will have no visitation at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Raleigh Chapter, 1305 Navaho Drive, Suite 101, Raleigh, N.C. 27609.

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Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.



SANFORD — Genova Judd Donaldson, 88, of 1439 Minter School Road, died Thursday (8/29/13) at Westfield Health and Rehab. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Knotts Funeral Home.



PITTSBORO — Kathy L. Marsh, 55, of 2375 Southern Blvd., Apt 3A, Bronx, N.Y., died Wednesday (8/21/13) at her residence.

Funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Evans Chapel AME Zion Church in Pittsboro.

Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home of Pittsboro.



SANFORD — Earl Wayne Newby, 64, of 305 Crestview St., died Monday (8/26/13) at Central Carolina Hospital.

He is survived by his siblings, Robert L. Newby, Joy Newby Cartera and Steve Newby (Venesa) of Sanford; 12 nieces and nephews, an aunt and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Knotts Funeral Chapel. Wake will be held from 12:30 until 1 p.m. before the service. The family will not be receiving friends at the home during this time.

Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home.



SANFORD — Mary Lee Huggins Helms, 80, died Wednesday (8/14/13).

Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Charlotte.

She was born in Mecklenburg County, a daughter of the late Lonnie Odell Huggins and Lattice Brown Shelton Huggins.

She is survived by four sons, Phillip Gene Helms Jr. and wife Sue, Lonnie Dale Helms and wife Rachel, Charles Nance “Chip” Helms, and Leslie Alan Helms; four grandchildren; one sister, Virginia Ann “Ann” Huggins Szwed and husband Val; and a brother, Jimmie B. Huggins.

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Arrangements are by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home.



LILLINGTON — Linda Hawley Stephens, 65, died Thursday (8/29/13) at her home.

A native of Lillington, she was the daughter of the late Roger and Naomi Fore Hawley and the wife of Tim Stephens for more than 45 years. She graduated from Lillington High School in 1965 and Campbell College in 1969. She continued her education at N.C. State University, where she received her Masters of Education.

She retired from Harnett County Schools after 33 years as a school counselor. She was a member of Lillington Baptist Church, where she served in many capacities. She served the town of Lillington as a town commissioner for the past six years.

She is survived by her husband, Tim; sons, David Stephens and wife Dana, and Mark Stephens and wife Karen, all of Angier; and four grandchildren.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lillington Baptist Church with the Rev. Ken Smith, the Rev. Jeff Roberts and Pastor Terry Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Summerville Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church today from 5 until 7 p.m.

Arrangements are by O’Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home.

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WHISPERING PINES — Muriel (Sis) Francis Nicolson, 92, died Thursday (8/29/13) at St. Joseph of the Pines in Southern Pines.

A graveside memorial service will be held today at 5 p.m. at Eureka Presbyterian Church.

She was born June 18, 1921, in Hackensack, N.J. to the late Frank E. and Irene I. Harding. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard (Dick) Nicolson.

She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Jeanne Nicolson and partner Donna M. Borowick; son, Robert Kenneth Nicolson and his wife Anna Nicolson; and one grandson.

Contributions may be made to Eureka Presbyterian Church, 2185 Farm Life School Road, Carthage, N.C. 28327.

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Earle Raymond “Brownie” Braunhardt passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 27, 2013. Earle left this life holding the hands of his beloved wife, Doris (Dottie) and daughter Judi, surrounded by his sons, Ron and Rick.

Earle was born on March 5, 1925 in Marblehead, MA to George W. and Olive M. Braunhardt. He and his three brothers grew up in Marblehead, where he played football, loved to swim and snow ski, and play in the school band. His love and expertise in music was visible early in his life, and after considerable “discussions” with his parents, he was finally allowed to earn some money during the hard economic years of the ‘40s by playing in the “pit-band” at local clubs at the young age of 15. He continued to play in numerous dance bands throughout his life.

Earle wanted to serve his country and, like so many other young men of that era, took advantage of the early graduation program that was enacted during the war years. Earle served aboard the USS Vincennes “flak” cruiser in the Pacific campaign as an anti-aircraft gunner and as a member of Admiral “Bull” Halsey’s Navy Band (#66). He was particularly proud of the opportunity to play trombone with the Johnny Mercer band alongside the Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey bands as part of their USO troop morale tours.

After the war, Earle was stationed in Pensacola, FL where he met his future wife, Doris (Dottie) Beck, a records clerk at Eglin Field (now Eglin AFB). Earle and Dottie married on April 10, 1947. After their wedding, Earle was posted to London, England. Having served his country in war, he decided to pursue his passion for music by becoming a band director and left the Navy to attend Miami of Ohio University. Upon graduation, Earle taught in Rockford, OH from ‘52 to ‘54, and in Bunnell, FL from ‘54 to ‘56. He then taught in Sanford, N.C. from ‘56 to ‘79 at Sanford Central High School.

His first band consisted of 56 members, and “his kids” eventually grew to 200 band members and included all three of his children during his tenure. Not satisfied with the music available to school bands, Earle arranged and wrote much of the music and innovated the various formations and marches that over the years allowed “his kids” to win countless awards. The Sanford Central High School band represented the city at numerous events and parades, large and small, throughout N.C. and the nation, as well as the Bahamas. After retiring from teaching, Earle worked for Burrage Music Company and McFadyen Music, directed the church choir, and assisted other N.C. band directors. After retiring yet again, Earle and Dottie moved to Fort Pierce, FL, but the love of music and teaching drew him back where he played in various dance bands, taught private lessons, directed brass ensembles, and assisted area band directors throughout Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties. Earle also taught music at Indian River Community College, where he formed the Trombone Choir, which performed from 1994-1996. He finally retired for good in 2006 to spend time with “his lady.”

Earle is survived by his wife and best friend of 66 years, Doris (Dottie) Braunhardt. Earle and Dottie have three children: Col. Ronald “RB” Braunhardt (USAF Retired) and wife Sharla of Smithfield, VA, Richard (Rick) Braunhardt of Fort Pierce, FL, and Judith (Judi) Traynor and husband Joel, also of Fort Pierce, FL. Earle is also survived by his brother, Dr. Charles Braunhardt and wife Carol of Cary, N.C., their son, Scott Braunhardt of Austin, TX, two grandchildren, Robyn Westfall of Arizona and Stephanie Brady of Texas, and two great-grandchildren, Jarod and Kaylyn Westfall, also of Arizona.

Earle requested that his passing be marked by a “joyous remembrance with no sadness whatsoever.” In his own words: “I have had a great and fulfilling life. When one has had a life so full of great happenings, there is absolutely no place for sadness. I have been fortunate to have been surrounded by valued friends, colleagues and talented students throughout my career plus the full support of my family. One cannot ask for anything more in his or her lifetime.”

A memorial service will be held at Haisley Funeral Home in Fort Pierce, FL on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 1:00 pm. An inurnment service will immediately follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice in Fort Pierce, FL.

Arrangements by Haisley Funeral Home.

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SANFORD — Dennis William Womack, 71, of Sanford, passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at his home.

He was born on November 3, 1941 in Sanford to the late C.W. and Alice Womack. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Steve Leonard Womack. Dennis was a real estate agent for many years and simply loved being outdoors. He also owned and operated the Womack Lumber Company. He enjoyed spending time at the beach and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife, Judi Womack; three sons, Dale Womack and his wife Debbie of Texas, Rick Hardison and his wife Amy of Charlotte, and Mark and his wife Amy of Wake Forest; grandchildren: Price, Brooklyn, Kendall and Courtney. He is also survived by many other family and friends.

A visitation will be held on Friday from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Miller-Boles Funeral Home in Sanford.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 3 p.m. at St. Luke United Methodist Church. Interment to follow at Shallow Well cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church or The Enrichment Center’s Helping Fund.

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Arrangements being handled by Miller-Boles Funeral Home.

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