Oct. 30, 2013 @ 05:00 AM


RALEIGH — Keith Wallace Gall died peacefully on October 27 attended by his loving family. He has been a resident of Falls River Court in Raleigh for the past year and received additional care from Hospice of Wake County, Inc. He was 89 years old.

A memorial service will be held at The Heritage of Raleigh, 1200 Carlos Drive on Friday, November 1 at 10 a.m. Reverend Wendell McGee will officiate.

Keith and his wife, Dottie, retired to Carolina Trace in Sanford in 1987 from Andover, MA. He was an avid golfer, hospital volunteer, and a deacon of the First Presbyterian Church in Sanford. They moved to The Heritage of Raleigh in 2010.

Keith was born and raised in Detroit and attended Michigan State University. He was a lifelong fan of the Detroit Tigers and the Spartans. He was proud to have served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII, participating in major battles in the Pacific Campaign from 1942 to 1945. Later, he enjoyed a successful 40 year career as an insurance adjuster specializing in fire, natural disasters, floods and auto. He was a member of The DeMolay and the Lion's Club.

Keith had a great sense of humor. He loved to tease, tell jokes and make people laugh. He will be remembered for his Marine pride, loyalty and strength. He had a great smile and loved giving people nicknames.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 66 years, Dorothy Joyner Gall; his daughters, Cindy Gall of Emerald Isle, NC and Julie Mullen of DeBary, FL, and their spouses. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews, and his favorite pet and loving lap cat, Gizzie.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Falls River Court Memory Care for the devoted care they gave to Keith.

Donations in his memory may be made to Hospice of Wake County, Inc., 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.

Condolences may be sent through Brown-Wynne, 1701 E. Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC,

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CARTHAGE — Elsie Monroe, 92, died Sunday (10/27/13) at St. Joseph of the Pines in Southern Pines.

A funeral service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Mt. Olive A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

She is survived by a son, Willie Monroe (Vanessa), and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are by Pugh & Smith Funeral Home of Carthage.


CARTHAGE — Maude Elliott, 99, died Sunday (10/27/13) at First Health Hospice in Pinehurst.

Funeral service will be held today at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

She is survived by a daughter, Omega Dowdy; son Robert Lee Elliott (Theresa); 12 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are by Pugh & Smith Funeral Home of Carthage.


SILER CITY — Guilford Ray Langley, 68, died Friday (10/25/13) in Lexington.

He was born in Guilford County on June 11, 1945, the son of Ray and Dorothy Lee (Dunlap) Langley. He attended Bonlee Baptist Church, was an avid philatelist (stamp collector). He owned and operated Tar Heel Philatelics that allowed him time to enjoy his interest of stamps.

He is survived by daughters Donna Frances Langley of Glendon, Heather Langley Carrasco and husband Jared of Cameron, Traci Langley Gagnon and husband Jeffrey of Bonlee; and five grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Staley Cemetery, Main Street, Staley, with the Rev. Darrell Williams officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Staley Cemetery.

Arrangements by Smith & Buckner Funeral Home.

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PITTSBORO — John Fletcher Mann, 88, of River Road, died Tuesday (10/29/13) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

He was born in Chatham County on March 23, 1924, the son of Warden Wesley Mann and Daisy Dean Thompson Mann. He attended Bynum School, and then went to work at UNC. He later went to work with Carolina Telephone Company, where he retired after 32 years of service. He was a member of Orange Chapel United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Lillian, and son Tommy Mann.

He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer G. Mann of Pittsboro; four grandsons; five great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Orange Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Carl Belcher and the Rev. Bob Eldridge presiding.  Interment will follow at the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro.

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Arrangements are by Hall-Wynne Funeral Service & Cremation in Pittsboro.


SANFORD — Alexander Baker, 69, died Tuesday (10/29/13) at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

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FAYETTEVILLE — Maria Williams of 1783 Hampton Oak Drive died Wednesday (10/23/13) at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be handled by Cunningham & Sons Mortuary in Fayetteville. Information furnished by Watson Memorial - Cunningham & Son’s Mortuary.


SANFORD — Rex Martin Woodlief died Monday (10/28/13).

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Center United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

He was born in Wake County and preceded in death by his parents, Rancher Winston Woodlief and Ethel O’Neil Woodlief; a brother, Woody Woodlief; and sisters Betty Crabtree, Jean Inge and Maggie Whitaker. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Center United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Jill Snipes Woodlief; daughter, Kelly Lauffer and husband Brett of Sanford; sons, Scott Winston Woodlief and wife Ashlie of Raleigh and Levy Martin Woodlief and wife Tani of Georgia; a sister, Judy Ruppe of Atlanta, Ga.; and six grandchildren.

The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall.

Memorial contributions can be made to Community Home Care & Hospice, 1836 Doctors Drive, Sanford, N.C. 27330.

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Arrangements are by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home.


STELLA — Funeral service for Charles Edmond “Bud” Bodenhamer Jr., 73, formerly of Broadway, who died Saturday (10/26/13), was conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holly Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Parsons officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery.

During the service, Cynthia Spivey was the pianist and the congregation sang.

Pallbearers were Tony Brown, Joey Shue, Larry Phillips, David Bodenhamer, Reid Coggins and Brooks Kelly.

Arrangements were by Smith Funeral Home of Broadway.


CAMERON — Mary Lena Caudle McLamb, 79, of 219 Ellis Stewart Lane, formerly of Benson, died Tuesday (10/29/13) at Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

A graveside service will be  held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Roselawn Cemetery in Benson with Wayne Caudle and Tony Caudle officiating.

She was born May 7, 1934, in Johnston County to the late James William and Ruby Mae Davis Caudle. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Doug Caudle, and a sister, Betty Jean Caudle Norris Pierce. She was a waitress and a homemaker.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Linda and Ellis Stewart of Cameron, and Brenda and Herb Walker, and Randy McLamb, all of Lexington; brothers, Wayne Caudle of Dallas and Tony Caudle of Greensboro; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Benson from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday prior to the graveside service.

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