Jan. 17, 2013 @ 04:00 AM


SANFORD — Archie Murphy Yarborough Jr., 85, of Sanford, NC, died Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at his home.

He was born in Wake County, NC on April 10, 1927, to the late Archie Murphy Yarborough Sr. and Rowena Watson Yarborough. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Prentice A. Yarborough and C.V. Yarborough; and two sisters, Erma Thomas and Gertrude Pleasants. He was co-owner of Yarborough Brothers Welding and Machine Shop.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Rebecca Womble Yarborough; daughter, Wanda Y. Yow and husband Robbie of Sanford; son, David M. Yarborough and wife Teresa of Sanford; grandchildren, Olivia Yarborough, Haley Katherine Yow, Charlie Yow and Isaac Yarborough; brothers, James F. Yarborough and wife Addie Jane of Fuquay-Varina, John M. Yarborough and wife Maxine of Sanford; sister, Madge Johnson of Wake Forest; and sister-in-law, Eva Mae Yarborough of Sanford.

The family will receive friends Thursday, January 17, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

The funeral will be Friday, January 18, 2013 at 2:30 PM at Moore Union Christian Church with Pastor Terry Pleasants, Pastor Robert Yandle, and Pastor David Yarborough presiding. Burial will follow at Grace Chapel Church Cemetery.

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Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.

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BROADWAY — Christopher Gray Baker, 33, died Saturday (1/12/13).

He was born in Lee County, son of Donnie Gray Baker and Ann Wells McMillan. He was an employee of Oldham and Oldham Construction.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Broadway Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Kenneth McNeill officiating. Entombment will follow at Lee Memory Gardens.

He is survived by his father, Donnie Gray Baker and wife Kathy of Carthage; mother, Ann Wells McMillan and husband Randy of Robbins; son, Landon Kyle Baker of Olivia; sister, Jennifer Ann Grubbs and husband Daniel of Sanford; and paternal grandmother, Frances Scism of Sanford.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home in Broadway.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the local Government Federal Credit Union c/o Ann McMillan for the Christopher Baker Fund.

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Arrangements are by Smith Funeral Home of Broadway.



BUIES CREEK — Dr. Jerry D. Taylor, 74, died Tuesday (1/15/13) at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh.

He was born June 5, 1938, in Plumerville, Ark., to William Sherman Taylor and Edna Faye Taylor. He began his working career at age 6, selling newspapers. He worked in a movie theater throughout high school and worked in a cotton mill and played in a dance band while he attended Arkansas State Teachers College. He taught mathematics for 47 years, one year at a high school in Havre de Grace, Md., and the next 46 at Campbell College/University in Buies Creek. He was active in the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics and served for years on the NCCTM’s State Math Contest Committee.

He is survived by his brother, Larry (Johnnie); his wife, Louise; his sons, Todd, Joshua and Nathan (wife Erin); and one granddaughter.

Memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Baptist Church in Buies Creek.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Memorial Baptist Benevolence Fund, P.O. Box 485, Buies Creek, N.C. 27506; to the Study Abroad Program, College of Arts and Sciences, Campbell University, Buies Creek, N.C.  27506; or to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements by O’Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home.

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SANFORD — Funeral service for Mark Daniel Lilley was held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. Brian Parker and the Rev. Ron Rucker officiating.

His son, Miles Edward Lilley, reflected on Remembering Mark Lilley; his daughter, Allysha Marie Lilley read a special poem; and his brother, Caleb Lilley, reflected on remembrances from the family.

Special music was played by Daryl Perry and Leah Everett. Soloist was Mary Osborne.

Pallbearers were Tim Copas, Mark Akinosho, Jody Stouffer, Mark Medlock, Dan Speelman and Tom Welborn. Honorary pallbearers were Woody Seymour and Wayne Staton.

Following the funeral, graveside service was held at the Buffalo Cemetery at which time friends and family sang a special song in tribute to Mark Daniel Lilley.

Arrangements were by Miller-Boles Funeral Home.