Aug. 31, 2013 @ 05:00 AM


GOLDSTON — Lilly Beth VonCanon Goldston, 82, of Goldston-Glendon Road, Goldston died Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Chatham Hospital.

Mrs. Goldston was born in Lee County on November 18, 1930, the daughter of Carl and Mary Abby (McBride) VonCanon. She was a member of the Goldston Baptist Church for over 50 years. Lilly Beth was instrumental in taking the Goldston Public Library from one room to a large library with reading and community programs.  Her career with Alamance-Chatham Regional Library System also included serving as head librarian at both Siler City and Pittsboro. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and spending time with her family and friends. Lilly Beth was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph B. Goldston, Jr.; daughter, Linda Faye Goldston.

She is survived by one daughter: Katherine Goldston of Cary, NC; two sons: Joseph  B. Goldston, III and wife, Maria of Goldston, NC, David Goldston and wife, Wendy of Cary, NC; grandchildren, Geoffry Goldston, Benjamin Goldston and wife, Rosalie, Molly Goldston and Christopher Goldston.

The family will receive friends Saturday, August 31, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC.

The funeral will be Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. at Goldston Baptist Church, 190 North Church Street, Goldston with Rev. Mitch Watson officiating.  Burial will follow in Goldston Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Goldston Baptist Church, PO Box 100, Goldston, NC 27252.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements by Smith & Buckner Funeral Home.

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PITTSBORO — Kathy L. Marsh, 55 of 2375 Southern Blvd., Apt 3A, Bronx, N.Y., died Wednesday (8/21/13).

She is survived by her mother, Irma Marsh; two daughters, Erica Brinson of Aiken, S.C., and Champagne D. Marsh of Bronx, N.Y.; two grandchildren; three aunts and two uncles; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home of Pittsboro.


SANFORD — Memorial service for Martin Alan “Marty” Davis, 50, who died Monday (8/26/13), was held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home Chapel by Rabbi Ariel Edery. A private burial preceded the service at Buffalo Cemetery.

During the service, family and friends spoke and shared memories.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Temple Theatre, P.O. Box 1391, Sanford, N.C. 27331, or to the charity of one’s choice.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements were by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home.


MONCURE — Funeral service for Jerome Lee Taylor, 64, who died Sunday (8/25/13), was held Friday at Mt. View AME Zion Church in Moncure with the Rev. Laura Headen officiating. Burial was at Seymore Cemetery.

The Sanfordaires sang.

Pallbearers were Odell Lee, Anton Johnson, Micah Ross, Phillip Mark Floyd, William Taylor and Jimmy Taylor.

Arrangements were by Knotts Funeral Home.