Oct. 20, 2013 @ 05:00 AM


LILLINGTON — Lee Winfred Cummings, 88, of Lillington passed away Friday, October 18, 2013, at the NC State Veterans Nursing Home.

Mr. Cummings was a native of Harnett County. He was the son of the late CC “Lum” Cummings and Mary Lou Patterson Cummings. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Worth, Willard, Wayne and JC Jake Cummings; and three sisters, Willie Mae Rosser, Winnie Cummings and Jeanette Thymes.

Mr. Cummings was a lifetime member of Raven Rock Presbyterian Church, where he has served in numerous leadership positions. For several years he was a teacher for the boys Sunday School Class, S.S. Superintendent, Deacon, Elder and a choir member until his health failed. On May 31, 2009, he was honored in a special ceremony by the Women of the Church for his service of the church, his country and the community. Later that year he was recognized by the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina at the Dennis Wicker Center in Sanford and given a certificate of appreciation as an outstanding member of the church. He was a veteran of WWII and service in the Pacific Theater as a Naval Parachute Rigger. He was always active in the school and the community. He coached Little League at Boone Trail School, and served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Boone Trail Emergency Service. He was a longtime member of the Boone Trail Recreation Club and the American Legion. In 1984 he received a community service award for unselfish dedication to the Boone Trail community. He served as assistant Scoutmaster and Explorer Adviser for Boy Scout Troop 762 for 41 years. He was a life member of the Order of the Arrow. In 1981 he received a leadership citation for Explorers Advisor of the Year. The Order of the Arrow was presented to him by the Occoneechee Council at a ceremony at the McKinnon Center in Raleigh. He grew up as a farmer, worked at Saco Lowell in Sanford and retired from Morganite Inc. in Dunn.

Mr. Cummings is survived by his loving wife Selma Lett Cummings to whom he was married for 68 years; two daughters, Linda C. Temple and husband Bobby, Bonnie Thomas and husband Donnie; a son, Ret. Col. Winfred Scott Cummings and wife Vickie; five grandchildren, Jeremy Thomas and wife Stephanie, Tina Temple Rawls and husband Josh, Mary Temple Cook and husband Brad, Hank and Lauren Cummings; and six great-grandchildren, Chloe Thomas, Maylon and Makenzie Rawls, and Emma, Brayden and Carly Cook.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Sunday, October 20, 2013, at O’Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 3:00 P.M. Monday, October 21, 2013, at Raven Rock Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. Bill Pauley officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Raven Rock Presbyterian Church 1440 Raven Rock Church Road, Lillington NC 27546 or a charity of your choice.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to O’Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home.

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BURLINGTON — William Eugene Baldwin, 90, died Thursday (10/17/13) at his home in the Twin Lakes Community in Burlington.

Born in Racine, Wis., he served during World War II as a member of the Army Air Corps. A P-51 Mustang pilot, he was honorably discharged in 1945. He graduated from Purdue University in 1948 and worked for the Cincinnati Milling Machine Co. (later Cincinnati Milacron Inc.) as a sales engineer for 39 years. He lived and worked in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., for 33 years before moving to Carolina Trace in Sanford, and then to Burlington.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Anne, and his children Scott, Beth, Brad (Kristen), Chuck (Susan), Matt (Lisa), and Kate (Ingo), as well as 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A mass will be said in his memory at 11 a.m. Nov. 9 at the Foley Chapel at Twin Lakes in Burlington, followed by a celebration of his life at the Terrace Restaurant. Internment will be at the Columbarium at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Sanford.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to either Hospice of Alamance County or the Auxiliary of Twin Lakes.

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SANFORD — Teresa Jenkins, 49, of 105 6th St. in Sanford, died Thursday (10/17/13) at Central Carolina Hospital.

Funeral arrangements are by Knotts Funeral Home of Sanford.