Oct. 19, 2013 @ 04:08 PM


SANFORD — Kurtis Lett, 89, of Sanford died Thursday, October 17, 2013 at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Rogers Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow at Moore Union Christian Church Cemetery.

Mr. Lett was born in Lee County, son of the late Andrew Lett and Addie Burns Lett, and was preceded in death by his wife Christine Cole Lett. Kurtis owned and operated Holiday Gulf Station and later worked with other service stations.

Mr. Lett is survived by his daughter, Melissa K. Lett and her husband Don McGarrity of Sanford; one sister, Eula Wilson of Broadway; a granddaughter, McKayla Wilkie of Sanford; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends beginning at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home prior to the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Jim Garner Fuel Fund for the Elderly, c/o Lee County DSS, P.O. Box 1066, Sanford, N.C. 27331.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the ER Staff at Central Carolina Hospital.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home.

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CAMERON — Buford “Chief Mac” McKenzie, 94, died Tuesday (10/15/13).

He was born near Mount Olive, Miss. and was most well-known for developing the therapeutic camping model for helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled youth. He retired after starting and directing the Cameron Boys Camp in Cameron. In the late 1990s, he led the establishment of Wilderness Road Therapeutic Camping Association, Inc. He was preceded in death by his son Kent Earl.

He is survived by his wife, Lois; two sons, Kris of San Angelo, Texas, and Kerry of Bahama; three daughters, Karen Collins of Fair Play, S.C., Kayla Gibson of Cameron and Kobi Hart of Louisville, Ky., and 19 grandchildren.

Funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at New Home Baptist Church in Vass by the Rev. Scott Hart. Burial was at the church cemetery.

A camp memorial service is being arranged for Saturday. Complete details will be posted in his obituary at

Memorials may be made to Wilderness Road Therapeutic Camping Association, Inc., 133 Camp School Lane, Fair Play, S.C. 29643.

Arrangements were by Fry and Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage.

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CARTHAGE — Hayden "Doc" Rosser, 79, died Thursday (10/17/13) at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Carthage United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Cross Hill Cemetery.

A native of Lee County, he was a son of the late J.W. Rosser and Martha Jones Rosser. He retired from Norfolk-Southern Railway Systems where he worked as a conductor for 37 years. He was a member of Carthage United Methodist Church and volunteered with the food pantry.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Judy Angel Rosser;  three brothers, John "Pee Wee" Rosser and wife Mae, and Robert L. Rosser and wife Barbara, all of Sanford, and Herbert H. Rosser and wife Carolyn of Raleigh; sister, Pansy Rosser Benoit and husband Walter of Springfield, Mass.; sister-in-law, Inez Wallace Rosser of Sanford; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Fry and Prickett Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Carthage United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 70, Carthage, N.C. 28327.

Arrangements are by Fry & Prickett Funeral Home.



ABERDEEN — Bobby Edward Spangler Jr., 74, died Wednesday (10/16/13) at FirstHealth Hospice House.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Fairview Baptist Church with the Rev. Donny Gillis officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

A native of Moore County, he was the son of the late Robert Edward Spangler and Mary Talbert Spangler. He was a veteran of the National Guard and retired from Pinehurst Resorts Maintenance Department.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mildred Sturdivant Spangler; a daughter, Jennifer Van Boskerck and husband Sean; two sisters, Patsy Garner and Louise Marossites; one brother, Freddie Vann Spangler; and two grandchildren.

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Arrangements by Fry & Prickett Funeral Home.


GREENSBORO — Melvin Terrell (Terry) Williams died Tuesday (10/15/13).

He was born on March 2, 1957, to the late Elsie Mae Williams. He was educated in the Greensboro public schools and was a graduate of N.C. A&T State University. He retired to Myrtle Beach, S.C., in April 2013.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Cathy McLean Williams; two sons, Melvin T. Williams II and Dwayne A. Williams, both of Grand Rapids, Mich.; two sisters, Joann Williams (Horace) and Tawanna W. Maryland (Steve); two grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Cornelia McLean (Allen) of Sanford; three brothers-in-law, Anthony McLean (Christine) of Winston-Salem, and Vincent Foxx (Jeanne) and Randolph Foxx, all of Sanford; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at Mt. Pleasant Christian Church in Greensboro at 1 p.m. today.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the home at 1011 E. Washington St., Greensboro, N.C.


LILLINGTON — Lee Winfred Cummings, 88, died Friday (10/18/13). Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by O’Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home.

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