Obituaries for Sept. 29

Sep. 29, 2013 @ 05:00 AM


HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Brandon S. Ocltree, 30, of 20 James L.L. Burrell Avenue in Hempstead, N.Y., died Friday (9/20/13) in Hempstead, N.Y.

The family is receiving friends at the home of his mother, Frankie Elaine West, 1109 Greystone Circle, Sanford, N.C.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesdayat Blandonia Presbyterian Church, 605 Wall St., Sanford, N.C.

Burial will follow at Minter Cemetery in Sanford.

There will be no wake. The family is asking that donations be made to Knotts Funeral Home.

He is survived by eight children, Abvi Ocltree and Anyah Hancock, both of Sanford; Amir Robb of Fayetteville; and Lauren, Brandon Jr., Zac Kary, Melanie and Dillon Ocltree, all of Hempstead, N.Y.; his mother, Frankie E. West of Sanford; his father, Sandy M. Watson of Sanford; one brother, Timothy Ocltree of Sanford; three sisters, Monica M. West and Janie J. West, both of Sanford, and Tiffinea Jones (Bruce) of Indianapolis; a maternal grandmother, Joie McNeill; and his partner, Tammy Marsh of Hempstead, N.Y.

Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home of Sanford.



SANFORD — Willie Tabon, 57, of 211 Circle Drive in Sanford, died Tuesday (9/24/13) at his residence.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday at First Calvary Baptist Church, 240 Fields Drive in Sanford.

Burial will follow in Minter Cemetery in Sanford.

There will be no wake.

He is survived by his wife, Glenda Tabon; one son, Travis Tabon of Graham; four daughters, Nicole Tabon Glover of Siler City, Geneva Tabon of Haw River, Tonya Tabon and Casey Brown of Sanford; three stepsons, Elijah, Theo and LaVan of Sanford; two brothers, Ricky Tabon and Ray Tabon (Anita) of Sanford; four sisters, Venus Allen (Paul), Jackie Tabon West, Jean Tabon Matthews, all of Sanford, and Terry Tabon Cameron (Stevie) of Graham; and 12 grandchildren.

Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home of Sanford.



SANFORD — Graveside services for Elizabeth Walker Wells Denning, of Sanford, who died Wednesday (9/25/13) were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Buffalo Cemetery by Fr. Craig J. Lister.

Online condolences may be at

Arrangements are by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home.



SANFORD — Martha Yount Cline of Burlington, formerly of Sanford, died Friday (9/27/13) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home.



BROADWAY — Earl Patrick, 81, of Broadway died Thursday (9/26/13) at Liberty Commons Nursing Home in Sanford.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by O’Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home in Lillington.

Online condolences may be made at



ROBBINS — Virginia Mae Powers Hussey, 92, of 780 N. Howards Mill Road in Robbins, died Saturday (9/28/13) at her home.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Joyce-Brady Chapel in Bennett.



SANFORD — Dolores West Cole, 84, of Sanford died Friday (9/27/13) at her home.

Funeral services will be at 12 p.m. Monday at Rogers Memorial Chapel by Pastor Eugene Powers.

The family will receive friends at 11 a.m. prior to the service, and at other time at the home at 2311 Caroline Drive. Burial will follow at Lee Memory Gardens.

She was born in Spartanburg, S.C., daughter of the late Bernie West Sr and Lura Mae Brown West. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Lawrence Cole; brother Kenneth West, and sister Evelyn Saunders.

She is survived by sons, Robert Cole and Danny Cole (Deborah) of Sanford; daughter, Judith Cole Bryd of Sanford; brother, Bernie West Jr. (Lois) of Tennessee; sisters, Carol Hudson of Ohio, Kay Steadman of Tennessee and Karen Nokes (Jerry) of Tennessee; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and 10 great great-grandchildren.

Memorials can be made to Christian United Outreach Center of Lee County, PO Box 2217 Sanford NC 27331 or a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home.



SANFORD — Funeral services for Atlas Lee Fallin, 56, of Sanford, who died Sunday (9/22/13) were held at 3 p.m. Friday at Faith Baptist Church in Cameron by Rev. Willie Bryant.

Burial followed in the church cemetery.

During the service, the congregation sang and the pianist was Janet Childress.

Pallbearers were Tommy Cameron, Allen Kinney, Phillip Kinney, Jacob McNealer, Kain McNealer and Ryan Massey.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements were by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home.