Nov. 22, 2013 @ 05:00 AM


MARSHVILLE — Barbara M. Liner, 70, died Wednesday (11/20/13) at Hospice House of Union County.

Born May 30, 1943 in Lee County, she was a daughter of the late William Velvin Maddox and Mildred Celey Maddox. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Jack Maddox, and a sister, Ann Fraley. She was a teacher for 35 years, served several terms on the Department of Social Service board and was treasurer for the Marshville Museum. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Marshville.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Marshville. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church of Marshville. Interment will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Grace Chapel Church Cemetery in Sanford.

She is survived by her husband, Samuel Jack Liner Jr.; daughter, Sara Bailey; brother, Phil Maddox; sister, Sybil Fincher; and one grandchild.

Memorials made to Holiday Auction Fund at Hospice, 700 West Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, N.C. 28110.

Arrangements are by The Morgan & Son Funeral Home.

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PINEHURST — Marie Amalia Koch, 95, died Thursday (11/14/13) at Hospice House of First Health in Pinehurst.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph of the Pines Knollwood Chapel located on 592 Central Drive in Southern Pines.

Born in Port Richmond on Staten Island, N.Y. on May 12, 1918, she was the daughter of Theodore and Wilhelmina nee Guenthoer Koch and sister to Fredrick August Koch. After attending St. Peter's Catholic High School, she graduated from Notre Dame College in 1938. In 1962, she joined the Benedictine Monastery of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Conn., and spent 10 years known as Sister Andrew, O.S.B, in contemplative prayer for the families and world she had served. She retired in 1990 and moved to Southern Pines in 1992 to be family support to her brother, a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, Monsignor Fredrick Koch. Following his death in 1999, she spent the next 10 years in volunteer service to Moore Regional Hospital, Hospice of Moore County, Sandhills Coalition for Human Care, the Southern Pines Public Library, and various church interfaith activities. She was a resident of St. Joseph of the Pines at Knollwood, the Coventry, Zeno Villa, and the SJP Health Center.

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home and Crematory of Southern Pines.

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VASS — Ann Elizabeth Taylor Thomas, 55, died Tuesday (11/19/13) at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital of Pinehurst.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. at Cox Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Ken Rahal officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Veterans Cemetery in West Virginia.

She was born in Charleston, W.Va., on Oct. 1, 1958, to Buddy and Libby Taylor. She served her country in the U.S. Air Force and worked as a Registered Nurse.

She is survived by her husband, Allen Thomas; her parents, Buddy and Libby Taylor of West Virginia; one sister, Vicky of West Virginia; and two brothers, Al Taylor of Pinehurst and Lee Taylor of Florida.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ann Thomas Memorial Fund, c/o Cox Memorial Funeral Home, P.O. Box 651, Vass, N.C. 28394.

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Arrangements are by Cox Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory of Vass.


BROADWAY — Funeral service for Cheryl Sue “Susie” Wilson Delgiudice, 47, who died Monday (11/18/13), was conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Garland E. Smith officiating. Burial followed at the Sloan Cemetery.

During the service, taped music was played.

Pallbearers were Joseph Brown, John Morris, Ben Perez, Tony Sloan Jr., Jerrod McKinney and Allen Merritt.

Arrangements were by Smith Funeral Home of Broadway.


COLUMBIA, S.C. — Peggy Horton Whitted, 89, died Tuesday (11/19/13).

Born in Ayden, she was the daughter of the late Henry Thomas Horton and Julia Pitts Horton of Sanford. She grew up and graduated from high school in Sanford. She attended Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Va. She was a member of Trenholm Road United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Sims Whitted, and brother, Robert Horton.

Memorials may be made to Trenholm Road UMC, 3401 Trenholm Road, Columbia, S.C. 29204 or Harvest Hope Food Bank, 2220 Shop Road, Columbia, S.C. 29201.

Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. in the parlor at the church prior to the service.

She is survived by a daughter, Martha (Brad) Haynes; son, Tom (Popie) Whitted of Greenville; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and brother, William Pitts Horton of Wilson.

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Arrangements are by Dunbar Funeral Home.


CAMERON — Robbin Brumfield, 53, of 392 Marks Road, died Monday (11/18/13) at her residence.

She is survived by her mother, Frances Cameron; three sons, DeCarlo Brunson (Emilee) and Louis Brumfield Jr., all of Fayetteville, and Willis Brumfield of the home; one sister, Jennifer E. Brunson; one brother, David Wright; one stepsister, Stephanie Johnson; one stepbrother, Leland Wright; one sister-in-law, Virginia; a special friend, Curtis (Mickey) Chance; five grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at Covenant Christian Church in Southern Pines. Burial will follow at Johnsonville Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Knotts Funeral Home.


SANFORD — Hervis Leak, 74, formerly of Sanford, died Tuesday (11/19/13) in Greensboro.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Jonesboro AME Zion Church, Sanford. Wake will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Knotts Funeral Home, 719 Wall St., Sanford.

Arrangements are by Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.