Obituaries for March 23

Mar. 23, 2014 @ 05:00 AM


SANFORD — Larry Leonard McNeill, 46, of 116 Charlin Dr. in Sanford died Wednesday (3/19/14) in Lumberton.

He is survived by his son, Andrell Woodard of Cary; his mother, Elsie Petty (Johnny) of Sanford; his father, Larry Taylor (Claudia); his fiance, Danielle Ford; two stepchildren, Jade and Chris Ford; one step grandchild; his sisters, Carla Roche of Sanford, Tracy Atkinson (Tyrone) of Maryland, Chasity Petty, and Evonne and Lavon Johnson of Sanford; his brothers, Donald Taylor (Wenona) and Larry Taylor (Mandy) of Sanford; uncles, aunts, cousins and others.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday (3/25/14) at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Sanford. Wake will be 6-7 p.m. Monday (3/24/14) at Knotts Funeral Home, 719 Wall Street, Sanford.

Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home.



SANFORD — Memorial service for Joyce Arnette Hagler, 85, of Sanford, who died Saturday (3/15/14) was held Saturday (3/22/14) at 11 a.m. at Jonesboro Presbyterian Church with Rev. Samuel Johnson Taylor officiating.

Organist was Mike Spivey. Acolyte was Sophie Miller. A duet of Laurence Poindexter and Amy McKinney sang three selections. The congregation also sang.

The family received friends in the church fellowship hall following the memorial service.

Arrangements were by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.



SANFORD — Vivian Hunter Cameron, of Sanford, died Saturday (3/22/14) at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are by the Smith Funeral Home of Broadway.



CAMERON — James Allen Smith, 52, of Cameron died Friday (3/21/14) at his home.

He was born June 27, 1961, in Portsmouth, Va. to Andrew Smith and Marjorie Canady Smith, who now live in Mississippi. He was preceded in death by a brother, Micheal Smith.

In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife, Nanette Rosenberger Smith; two daughters, Joy Smith Bagwell and husband Ken of Chesapeake, Va., and Angela Smith Ludwig; a brother, David Smith of Florida; a sister, Patricia Smith Hysler of Florida; and seven grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home from 1-2 p.m. Thursday (3/27/14). The memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon James Rosenberger officiating.

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Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.



LOUISVILLE, KY. — Betty Beasley McVeigh, 86, of Louisville, Ky. passed away peacefully with family by her side on Wednesday (3/19/14) at The Forum at Brookside in Louisville.

She was born on Nov. 19, 1927 to Kathryn “Taffy” Harms and Walter Beasley in Lynchburg, Va. On June 11, 1949, she married her lifelong husband, William Ward McVeigh.

She is survived and lovingly remembered by her sister, Kakkie McKenna of Lynchburg, Va.; four children, William Jr. (Kathy) of Louisville, Walter (Beth) of Loudon, Tenn., Kathryn (Guy) Orlandi of Louisville, and Thomas (Jan) of Lawrenceburg, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Kellie McVeigh, Maggie McVeigh, Matthew McVeigh, Brooke Mugavin, Sabrina Thomas, Brendon Orlandi and Aji King; and four great grandchildren, Adelaide, Amelie, Isabella and Aiden.

She was preceded in death by her husband Billy and daughter Elizabeth McVeigh.

Throughout their life, Betty and Billy made many cherished friends in the different places their travels took them. Betty eventually settled in Louisville, where she was a resident of The Forum. Betty’s family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Haney and the entire staff of The Forum including SchRhonda who always made sure she got her shakes as well as companions Amber and Mary.

Betty did not know a stranger in her lifetime and was the epitome of a “southern belle”. Her hospitality and graciousness left a lasting impression upon all who had the pleasure of meeting her. She will be forever remembered as a loving wife and mother who brightened the lives of those around her at every opportunity. Unfailingly positive and outgoing, Betty was the life of the party and will be remembered as such by all who truly knew and loved her.

Funeral arrangements through Ratterman Funeral Home 12900 Shelbyville Rd. East Louisville, KY 40243

A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity.

Arrangements by Ratterman Funeral Home, East Louisville.

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