Mar. 20, 2014 @ 05:00 AM


PINEHURST — Samuel “Sam” Alexander Brown, 71, of Pinehurst, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

Sam was born March 1, 1943 in Adel, Georgia to the late Samuel Buie Brown and Dona Scoggins Brown. The family moved to North Carolina in 1944. He attended Sanford Central High School in Sanford, NC and graduated in 1961. He attended NC State University, Campbell University, and ultimately East Carolina University in earning his undergraduate in Business Administration in 1967. He went on to earn a Master's Degree in Business at East Carolina University in 1969.

Sam followed his father into the real estate profession and became Property Sales Manager at Carolina Trace in the late 1970s. After running his own real estate company in Sanford for a few years, Sam worked at Foxfire Resort and Pinehurst Properties - also in the real estate department.

In 1987, Sam opened up his own real estate company in downtown Pinehurst - The Property Center of Pinehurst, and ultimately renamed it The Real Estate Center of Pinehurst.

Sam is survived by his wife of 27 years, Betty “Bunny” Shaw Brown; sons, Samuel Buchanan Brown (44) of Mooresville, NC; Alexander Shaw Brown (25) of Pinehurst; daughter, Mary “Molly” Jenett Jaillet (38) of Pinehurst; son-in-law, Master Sgt. Richard “Zeb” Jaillet (37) of Pinehurst; daughter-in-law, Rhonda Harrill Brown (43) of Mooresville and five grandchildren (Morgan Brown, Madison Brown, Olivia Brown, Ally Jaillet, and Sawyer Jaillet); brother, William Timothy Brown of Johnson City, TN and sister, Dona “Dian” Brown of Sanford.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Boles Funeral Home Chapel in Southern Pines. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 2-3 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be held privately by the family.

Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines, NC is assisting the family.

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In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local animal shelter or the Hospice House of FirstHealth of the Carolinas.

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CARTHAGE — Betty Jean Alleyne, 68, of 2972 Underwood Road, Carthage, died Saturday (3/15/14) at Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

She is survived by three children, Yvette Alleyne, Kim Alleyne Johnson (Randolph), and Kyle Ryan Knig; two sisters, Gileria Meadows and Veronica Robinson Washington (Kenny); three brothers, Nevilon Meadows, Tillimon Meadows and David Robinson; eight grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Star of Hope Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Lee Memory Gardens.

Arrangements are by Knotts Funeral Home.


CARTHAGE — Gladys Thomas Marion, 92, of Carthage, died Tuesday (3/18/14) at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

She was born in Lee County to the late Stacy and Irene Gaster Thomas. She received her B.S. degree in Education from Asheville College where she served as vice president of the student body. She was also awarded membership into the National Honor Society "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges." She was preceded in death by her husband, Luke L. Marion Jr.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Carthage United Methodist Church, where she was a member. The Rev. Mattheue Locklear will be officiating. Entombment will follow in the Cross Hill Cemetery Mausoleum.

She is survived by three sons, Luke L. Marion III and wife Joan of Winston-Salem, Keith Marion and wife Camie of Southern Pines, and Scott Marion and wife Debbie of Clemmons; four grandchildren and two stepgrandsons.

The family will receive friends at Fry and Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage from 6 to 8 p.m. today and other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to the Luke Marion Scholarship Fund at Sandhills Community College, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst, N.C. 28374.


Arrangements are by Fry and Prickett Funeral Home.


SANFORD — Funeral service for Mary Stewart Perry of Sanford, who died Saturday (3/15/14), was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church by Joel Cameron, the Rev. Gilbert McDowell and the Rev. Dr. W. Gary McCollough. Burial followed at the church cemetery.

During the service, soloist was Alison Wann and the pianist was Melanie Underwood. The church choir also sang.

Pallbearers were Boyd Bradford, Ernest Dalrymple, Mike Gaster, John Ed Matthews, William Matthews, David McIver and Don Nicholson.

Memorial contributions can be made to Boys and Girls Club of Lee County, P.O. Box 2027, Sanford, N.C. 27331; or to the Boys and Girls Homes of NC, P.O. Box 127, Lake Waccamaw, N.C. 28450.

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Arrangements were by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home.


SANFORD — Graveside service for Marjorie Riddick Holmes, 63, of Sanford, who died Saturday (3/15/14), was held Tuesday at Buffalo Cemetery.

Following the graveside service, a funeral service was held at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Paul Shields and the Rev. Neusom Holmes officiating. Special music was played by Tim Smith. Pianist was Scott McKenzie.

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Arrangements were by Miller-Boles Funeral Home & Cremation Service.


SANFORD — Funeral service for Thomas Nathaniel Dolby Jr., 15, who died Wednesday (3/12/14), was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Works For Christ Christian Center with Pastor Raymond Boney officiating. Burial was at the Christ Church of Deliverance Church cemetery.

The Christ Church of Deliverance choir sang and Minister Paul Goldston was soloist.

Pallbearers were Geramy Eldridge, Jawaun Smith, Ricky Headen Jr., Skylar Thomas Jr., Devonte Headen, Robert Davis Jr. and Michael Davis.

Arrangements were by Knotts Funeral Home.


KNIGHTDALE — Pearl Devon Chalmers, 58, of 103 Laurel Breeze Drive, Knightdale, died Friday (3/14/14) at Rex Hospital in Raleigh.

She was the daughter of the late Garry Lee and Viola Chance Chalmers.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Poplar Springs Church, 6115 Old Stage Road, Raleigh. Burial will follow at Carolina Biblical Garden in Raleigh.

She is survived by two daughters, Tamika Chalmers and Akeila Alston (Ernest); brothers, Jackson Ryals, James Ryals (Mae) and Larry Chalmers (Elaine); sisters, Ernestine Scott, Cornelius McDougald and Eunice Walker; four grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were by C.E. Willie Funeral & Cremation Services.

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SANFORD — Karen Sherise Sanders, 39, of 107 Lightwood Lane, died Monday (3/17/14) at Central Carolina Hospital.

She is survived by a daughter, Tionne Johnae Reed; her mother, Rhonda Faye Crumpton; soul mate, Ralph Reed Jr.; siblings, Alisa D. Sanders, W. Travis Leach Sr., Portland G. Woods, Yolanda C. McDonald (Ervin), NaCor Williams Durham (Roderick), Antonio Williams, Juwan Harrington, Matasha Sumpter Tearry, Govan “Jay” Sumpter; her grandmother, Mary Berryman (Cornelius); her grandfather, James M. Black (Evelyn); stepmother, Constance P. Williams; Godmother, Karen C. Martin; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and numerous cousins.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Blandonia Presbyterian Church. There will be visitations today and Friday.

Arrangements are by Knotts Funeral Home.


ANGIER — Albert “Al” Thomas Swink Sr., 83, of Angier, died Tuesday (3/18/14) at Central Harnett Hospital in Lillington.

He was born July 23, 1930, in Waynesboro, Va. He was retired from the Government Printing Office. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lee Purnell Swink, and a son, Albert Thomas Swink Jr.

Memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Union Christian Church with Pastor Cary Snelling officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at O’Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home in Lillington.

He is survived by a daughter, Amy Birkner and husband Greg of Riverton, Utah; son, Mark Swink and wife Emy of Fuquay-Varina; eight grandchildren; and special friend, Betty Pollock of Angier.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Union Christian Church, 2164 Neills Creek Road, Lillington, N.C. 27546.

Arrangements are by O’Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home & Crematory.

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CAMERON — Graveside service for Wade “Joe” Arthur Oldham Jr., 63, of Cameron, who died Sunday (3/16/14), was held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Cool Springs United Methodist Cemetery in Carthage with the Rev. Whitney Wilkinson officiating. Burial followed with military rites.

Pallbearers were Vernon Hall, Jesse Stone, Codey Oldham, Russell Huddleston and Peyton Oldham.

Arrangements were by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.


SILER CITY — Elizabeth "Lib" Brady Terry, 84, of Hillcrest Drive, Siler City, died Tuesday (3/18/14).

She was born in Moore County on Sept. 18, 1929, the daughter of Carl and Loshia (Phillips) Brady. She was a member of Fair Promise United Methodist Church. She was retired from the N.C. Department of Public Health after 30 years of service as a cosmetology inspector. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Lewis, Howard and Marcus Brady; and sisters, Marguerite Brady and Ila Mae Brady Dorsett.

She is survived by her Goddaughter, Dorlisa King Flur; numerous nieces, nephews and an extended family of friends.

A family memorial service with the Rev. Allen Overton was held at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Make-a-Wish Foundation of Central & Western N.C., 212 S. Tryon St., Suite 1080, Charlotte, N.C. 28281 or online at

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Arrangements are by Smith & Buckner Funeral Home.


BEAR CREEK — Bobby Gayle Hudson, 58, of 6999 U.S. 421, Bear Creek, died Tuesday (3/18/14) in Hamlet.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Meroney United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ray Gooch officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

He was a Chatham County native and was a mechanic most of his life. He worked the last few years at We Pump It Portables as a mechanic and truck driver. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Gayle Hudson; and brothers, Buddy Michael Hudson and Benny Thomas Hudson.

He is survived by his son, Jonathan Hudson of Bear Creek; mother, Cleo Wicker Hudson of Bear Creek; and brothers, Billy Hudson and wife Martha of Ramseur, and Barry Hudson of Bear Creek.

Visitation will be held today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Joyce-Brady Chapel in Bennett, and other times at the home of his mother at 12580 Hwy 902, Bear Creek.

Memorials may be made to Meroney United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are by Joyce-Brady Chapel.


CHAPEL HILL — James Louis Luxton, 91, of Durham, died Wednesday (3/19/14). Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Arrangements are by Walker's Funeral Home in Chapel Hill.