Aug. 23, 2013 @ 05:00 AM


SANFORD — Rev. Lloyd Garland Ashby, age 82, of Sanford, N.C., died Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at Westfield Nursing & Rehab Center in Sanford, N.C.

Mr. Ashby was born in Guilford County, N.C. to the late Charlie M. Ashby and Octa Leeanna Hudspeth Ashby. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. serving in Korea. Mr. and Mrs. Ashby worked as missionaries for Gospel Outreach Ministries for over 30 years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lennie Mae Jones and brothers Robert, Marvin, Claude and Paul Ashby.

He is survived by his wife, Maideline Parrish Ashby; two sons, David Ashby and wife Teresa of Lexington, Joe Ashby and wife Teena of Churchland, N.C.; daughter, Tammy Gunter and husband Charles of Broadway; brother, Frank Ashby and wife Margaret of Welcome, N.C.; four grandchildren, Jason Ashby and wife Elissa, Julie Beane and husband Jason, Joshua Stone and wife Jillian and Jody Creech and husband Allen; and five great-grandchildren, Travis Ashby, Caleb Beane, Madison Beane, Jonathan Everett and Ella Stone.

Funeral service for Mr. Ashby will be held Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Rev. Scottie Jackson, Pastor Ray Bodin and Rev. Max Shoaf officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday at the funeral home from 12:30 until the funeral hour. Burial will follow at Lee Memory Gardens with military honors.

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Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.

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SANFORD — Juanita Stevens Hunter was born July 24, 1927 and passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at Springmoor Life Care Retirement Community in Raleigh.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Emmanuel Congregational Christian Church. Burial will follow at Buffalo Cemetery.

She was born in Lee County, the daughter of the late Ralph Percy Stevens and Alma Mansfield Stevens and was a life-long resident of Sanford, North Carolina. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, J. Ray Hunter; a sister, Frances O. Stevens; and brothers, Edward T. Stevens, Wilbur R. Stevens and Billy M. Stevens, all from Sanford, North Carolina. She was the loving aunt and great-aunt to many, including Brenda Stevens Sadeghi (Farshid), Ronald Stevens (Debbie), Donelda Draughn and Debbie Quintilliani. She is also survived by George M. Brannon, who she loved as a son and his wife Deborah. She was the cherished and beloved “NINA” to Matthew Kurysh Brannon, wife Amber and son Billy and daughter Ella; Mason Campbell Brannon and Katharine Juanita Brannon. Juanita was also cherished by her loving and devoted god-daughter, Shelley Dembicks; and also, by her devoted life-long friend, Virginia S. Green of Columbus, Ohio.

Juanita was a member of Emmanuel Congregational Christian Church in Sanford, North Carolina. Juanita’s greatest gift that she shared with her family and friends was her unconditional love for all their children and the joy that she showered them with.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the church.

The family would like to especially thank Laura Bryant Gee, Annette Roberson and the staff at Springmoore Lifetime Retirement for their kindness and compassionate care during the last years of Juanita Hunter’s life.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 1089 Wilkins Drive, Sanford, N.C. 27330.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home.

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RICHMOND, VA — Betty Camp Graves, 87, of Midlothian, Va., went to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, August 21st after a long stroke-related illness.

She was the daughter of the late William Sterne and Bryte Brown Camp, and was married to the late James Coit Graves of Pageland, S.C. on January 7, 1950 and they enjoyed 45 years of marriage until his death in 1995.

Betty was preceded in death by her son, James Graves Jr., formerly of Greensboro, NC.

She is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth Graves Parker of Wake Forest, NC and Mary Graves Hedrick of Midlothian, Va.; two sons-in-law, Jerry Parker and Greg Hedrick; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life service will be held at Huguenot Road Baptist Church in Richmond, Va. at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 24. The family will receive friends in the narthex of the church following the service. There will be a private burial in Pageland, S.C.

Memorials may be sent to Huguenot Road Baptist Church, 10525 West Huguenot Rd., Richmond, Va. 23235.

The family wishes to thank Visiting Angels and Medi Hospice for their loving care.

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CARTHAGE — Faye Millis Boyte, 73, died Tuesday (8/20/13) at FirstHealth of the Carolinas in Pinehurst.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Cross Hill Cemetery in Carthage. The family will receive friends following the service.

A native of Guilford County, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Bertha Hales Millis and was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rowland Boyte, and a son, Johnny Goins.

She is survived by a son, James Goins and wife Carol; daughters, Edna Ketchum and husband Daniel, and Diana Medlin and husband Joe, all of Carthage; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Fry & Prickett Funeral Home.


PITTSBORO — Harvey Gregory “Greg” Hackney, 58, of Charlie Fields Road, died Thursday (8/22/13) at the Laurels of Chatham.

He was born in Chatham County on July 16, 1955, the son of William Taff Hackney and Vivian Emma Dixon Hackney. He was raised and lived in Bynum. He worked as a warehouse stockman at UNC Hospitals before retiring after 30 years of service.   He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Brenda Johnson.

He is survived by twin sons, Michael Anthony and Matthew Gregory Hackney, both of Pittsboro; a sister, Bobbie Dwiggins of Pittsboro; three brothers, George William, Glenn and Ricky Hackney, all of Pittsboro; and also by a granddaughter. 

Graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Bob Wachs and Pastor John Covington officiating.

Following the service, friends may visit with the family in the church fellowship hall.

Online condolences may be left at

Flowers are appreciated, or memorials may be directed to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1610, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312.

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


LOWELL — Addison Rose Waller, 3 months old, of 408 Robinson St., died Saturday (8/17/13) at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

She is survived by her mother Jessica and father Robert; her maternal grandparents, Donna Brower and Steven Waller; paternal grandparents, Robert Porter Sr. and Lori Hill; maternal great-grandmother, Mary Brower; brother, Andrew Matthews; sister, Brianna Matthews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be conducted at noon Saturday at Church of God in Cameron.

Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home.


SANFORD — Susie “Marie” Chesney, 93, of 1901 Pickard Road, died Wednesday (9/21/13) at home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Watson Memorial-Cunningham & Sons Mortuary, Inc.


PITTSBORO — Carl Murdock, 82, of 1386 Hillsborough St., died Thursday (8/22/13) at Siler City Center in Siler City. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Knotts Funeral Home.


SANFORD — Diane McKoy Morrison, 55, of 1103 Goldsboro Ave., died Thursday (8/22/13) at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Knotts Funeral Home


SANFORD — Memorial service for Mary Morrison Maudlin was held Thursday at Miller-Boles Chapel with Pastor Kevin Strickland officiating.

Two special songs were played during. Charlie Potter sang two special songs.

Online condolences may be made to

Arrangements were by Miller-Boles Funeral Home.