Jan. 23, 2013 @ 04:59 AM


SANFORD — Arleen Anderson Matthiesen, 94, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013.

A Memorial service will be held in the Casey Chapel at St. Luke United Methodist Church Friday, February 1, 2013 at 2 p.m.

Mrs. Matthiesen was born in Windom, MN, daughter of the late Alfred T. Anderson and Lila Dossett Anderson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arlo Winfield Matthiesen; and a brother, Willard Holmes Anderson.

Mrs. Matthiesen is survived by her daughter, Karen M. Towson and husband Bill of Sanford; a son, Bradley Kent Matthiesen and wife Karin of Madison, WI; grandchildren, Jeff Towson, Sean Towson and wife Julie, Sara Matthiesen and husband Andrew, and Rebecca Matthiesen; great-grandchildren, Miller Towson, Banks Towson, Jamie Matthiesen and Daniel Matthiesen.

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Arrangements are by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home.

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PITTSBORO — James Crawford Lane Sr., 87, of U.S. 15-501 North, died Saturday (1/19/13) at his home.

He was born in Vass on Nov. 16, 1925, the son of Benjamin Franklin Lane and Eleecy Stutts Lane. He served in the U.S. Navy during W.W. II, and was the owner/operator of Lane’s Body Shop. He was a former Boy Scout leader, a member of the Bynum Ruritan Club, and a member of Bynum United Methodist Church, where he had served as a Sunday School teacher.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Betty Ann Whitaker Lane; sons, Jimmy Lane and Douglas Lane, both of Pittsboro; daughter, Susan Lane of Sanford; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and sisters, Johnsie Gaines of Siler City, Eloise Todd of West Virginia, and Peggy Holshauser of Gulf.

Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bynum United Methodist Church with Pastor Gina Barrow presiding. Military honors will be offered at the conclusion of the service. Following the service, friends may visit with family at a reception at the Bynum Ruritan Club building.

Memorials may be sent to UNC Hospice, P.O. Box 1077, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312.

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Arrangements by Hall–Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.


CAMERON — Roy Linda Wilson, 81, of 180 Pearl Lane, died Sunday (1/20/13) at his home.

A celebration of life will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at New Home Baptist Church with Pastor Paul McClure officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

He was born in Vass on May 18, 1931, to Roy Willie and Pearl Jessup Wilson. He was a retired truck driver. He served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Willie and Pearl Jessup Wilson; one sister, Lois Rollins; and one brother, Cole Wilson.

He is survived by two daughters, Candace Hamilton of New Mexico and Tammy Raine of Texas; two sisters, Polly Godby and husband Dean of Vass, and Joyce Shumake and husband David of Vass; and one brother, Jimmie Wilson and wife Patsy of Greensboro.

Visitation will be held at Cox Memorial Funeral Home on Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Humane Society of Moore County, P.O. Box 203, Southern Pines, N.C. 28388.

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Arrangements by Cox Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory of Vass.


PITTSBORO — Funeral service for Bessie Mae Alston Scurlock, 83, who died Thursday (1/17/13), was conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Alston Chapel Church in Pittsboro with Minister Curtisteen McCrimmon and Elder Jerry Powell officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery.

The Alston Chapel Mass Choir sang. Soloist was Beverly Goldston.

Pallbearers were nephews.

Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home.


DUNN — Marilyn Munger Bass, 53, of 16 Barnes Lane, died Sunday (1/20/13) at WakeMed in Cary.

She is survived by her father, William Munger of Tennessee; her daughter, Samantha Munger (Darron Sembly); brother, Joseph Munger of Fredrick, Md.; two sisters, Marie King of Murfreeboro, Tenn., and Wanda Miles of Sanford; and two stepchildren, Carolyn Smith and Joseph Bass of Dunn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kent Bass.

Memorial service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday at New Hope Church in Fayetteville. Visitation will be before the memorial service from 3 until 4 p.m. at the church.

Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home.