Jan. 31, 2013 @ 04:58 AM


RALEIGH — Margie Perry Davis passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2013.

She was born September 4, 1926 in Millbrook, the fifth child of the late Eddie and Bessie Perry. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 64 years, Thomas Hill Davis. Margie grew up in Millbrook, a member of the fifth generation of Perrys to live in what was then a small rural community. She often talked about riding her horse down Litchford Road, now a busy thoroughfare.

Margie graduated with a B.A. in Business and Sociology from Meredith College in 1947. She received her Master of Education from North Carolina State University in 1968. In 1962, she began teaching Distributive Education at Garner Senior High School, where she would teach and later serve as a guidance counselor for 29 years. Margie was a devoted teacher. Under her tireless supervision, her students won national awards in marketing. She was active in the distributive education field and in 1969 was elected president of the National Association of Distributive Education Teachers.

Margie was a dedicated member of Hayes Barton Baptist Church for 63 years. She was an active participant in the Townsend Couples Class, serving as class president. She also served as a Deacon, as Director of WMU and as a Sunday School Teacher.

Margie was an avid gardener. She was a charter member of the Coley Forest Garden Club, serving as its president. She was also a nationally certified flower show judge, who judged competitions throughout the state as well as in Virginia and South Carolina. In addition to her love of flowers, Margie enjoyed playing bridge with good friends. She also enjoyed travelling, visiting all 50 states as well as 12 countries. Her greatest passion, however, was dancing with her beloved husband Tom.

Margie is survived by her two sons, Thomas Hill Davis, Jr. and wife Dee Wilson Davis of Raleigh and Dr. Stanley Wayne Davis and wife, Kathryn Wyatt Davis of Sanford. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Thomas Hill Davis, III and wife Eleanor Scott Davis of Winston-Salem, Alexander Erwin Davis of Columbia, S.C., Julia Hadley Davis of Washington, D.C., Hunter McDowell Davis of Raleigh and Victoria Montgomery Davis of Sanford. Margie also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.

The graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 31 at Montlawn Memorial Park. Afterward, the family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. in the Church Parlor at Hayes Barton Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hayes Barton Baptist Church, 1800 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, N.C. 27608 or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Arrangements by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Raleigh.

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SANFORD — Eleanor Winters Wiesner, 87, of Bridgewater, Va., formerly of Sanford, died Tuesday (1/29/13) at Bridgewater Retirement Center in Bridgewater, Va.

She was born on May 16, 1925, in Wheeling, W.Va., to the late Guy Winters and Elizabeth Roderocker Winters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Henderson Wiesner; and two sons-in-law, Steven Angel and Harry S. Tush.

She is survived by two daughters, Kathleen Wiesner Angel of Southport, formerly of Sanford, and Elizabeth “Beth” Wiesner Hollen and husband Fred of Waynesboro, Va.; a sister, Dorothy Coury of Plymouth, Ind.; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Buffalo Cemetery with the Rev. Donald Thompson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bridgewater Healthcare Foundation, RCEF Fund, 302 N. 2nd St., Bridgewater, Va. 22812.

Condolences may be made at

Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.


CARTHAGE — Estil “Dewey” Peak, 80, formerly of Warren, Pa., and Elyria, Ohio, died Friday (1/25/13) at Tara Plantation in Carthage.

Services will be held privately at Eureka Presbyterian Church in Carthage.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, retired from Ford Motor Company and was a longtime member of the Moose and Eagles Lodges. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary; sons, Terry, Jerry and John Peak and Mike Morris.

He is survived by a sister, Jewel Kino; sons, Joe Peak, Dewey Peak Jr. and Scott Morris; daughters, Deloris Peak, Margie Schweizer and Sue Clement; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Condolences can be sent to Susan Clement, 3120 Niagara-Carthage Road, Whispering Pines, N.C. 28327, or online at

Arrangements by Fry and Prickett Funeral Home.


CARTHAGE — Bessie Lee Henderson, 88, of Lakeview died Saturday (1/26/13) in Charlotte.

Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Carthage Elementary School in Carthage. Burial will follow at the Henderson Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Stoney Hill FWB Church in Carthage.

She is survived by her husband, Johnnie Henderson; one son, Larry Henderson; five daughters, Barbara McLeod, Carolyn Scott, Debra Gaines, Rhonda Crawford and Johnnie Linda; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Pugh & Smith Funeral Home of Carthage.


SILER CITY — Monroe Feaster, 83, of 259 Feaster Road, died Wednesday (1/30/13) at UNC Hospital at Chapel Hill. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Knotts Funeral Home.


SILER CITY — Estella Delois Rodgers Alston, 50, of 437 Woody Store Road, died Sunday (1/27/13).

She was a member of Evans Chapel AME Zion Church and sang in the choir. She was a 1970 graduate of Jordan-Matthews High School.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Evans Chapel AME Zion Church with the Rev. K.L. Swann officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

She is survived by her children, Lortia Alston Lawson of Sanford and Larry Anthony Alston of Louisville, Ky.; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; her mother, Euphina Rodgers of Siler City; sister, Doris Belton of Pleasant Garden; brothers, Charlie Rodgers Jr. of Greensboro, Howard Rogers of Richmond, Va., and Bobby Rodgers and Leroy Rodgers, both of Siler City; in-laws, Raymond Alston, Steve Alston, Ada Mae Alston and Diane Burton, all of Pittsboro, and R.L. Alston, Albert Alston and Jean A. Headen, all of Siler City; and special friend, Dan Cannon of Pittsboro.

Arrangements by Knotts and Son Funeral Home of Siler City.


SANFORD — Funeral service for Mary Frances Dickens Sloan was held Wednesday at 12 p.m. at Miller-Boles Chapel with the Rev. John Sauls officiating.

Two special songs were played. Pianist was Anita Leggette and soloist was Cassie Harman.

Pallbearers were Steven Miller, Bobby Miller, Clint Miller, C.J. Perry, Chris Sloan, Chase Setzer, Patrick Slate, Travis McNeill and Jordan Leggette.

Following the funeral, a graveside service was held at Buffalo Cemetery.

Arrangements were by Miller-Boles Funeral Home.


BROADWAY — Carolyn Sloan Hallman, 61, died Monday (1/28/13) at her home.

She was born in Harnett County, daughter of the late Fred Sloan and Mary Ida Gardner Sloan. She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Sandra Brown; siblings, James Sloan, Roy Sloan, Jimmy Sloan and Leslie Sloan; and one grandson, Brandon Hill. She was retired from W. Koury Company.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Pearl Castleberry officiating. Burial will follow at the Broadway Town Cemetery.

She is survived by her daughter, Tonya M. Brown of Lillington; son, Brian Hallman of Broadway; sisters, Ruby Griffin of Broadway and Bearnise Elfritz of Lillington; brothers, Bernice Sloan of Sanford and Tony Sloan of Broadway; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at Smith Funeral Home in Broadway and other times at the home of Ruby Griffin, 9615 Old U.S. 421, Broadway.

Online condolences can be made at

Arrangements are by Smith Funeral Home of Broadway.