Obituaries for Sept. 22

Sep. 22, 2013 @ 05:00 AM


SANFORD — Elizabeth Ann Polaski Alfano, 79, died Friday (9/20/2013) at Central Carolina Hospital.

No services are planned, and condolences can be made at

Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Inc.



HIGH FALLS — Joseph “River Joe” Johnston Kimball, Jr., 62, of the 400 block of Welch Road, High Falls, died Friday (9/20/2013) at his home.

A native of Garfield, Ga., Kimball was the son of the late Joseph Johnston and Helen Horner Kimball.  He graduated from West End High School in 1969 and Sandhills Community College in 1971. After a long career as a designer and stylist for Gullistan, he retired in July of this year.

He is survived by his sons, Joseph Johnston Kimball, III and wife, Deanna Martin Kimball and Joshua Thomas Kimball, all of West End; companion of 21 years, Janet Cox Chriscoe; brothers Jessie Kimball and wife, Janet of Fayetteville,, Dan Kimball and wife, Melba of Louisburg; sisters Frances Graham and husband Jerry of Murdocksville; Patricia Rush and husband, Greg of West End; grandchildren Kaylie Kimball, Brooke Kimball and Hailey Scott.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at Fry and Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions to cover funeral expenses.

Online condolences may be made at



SANFORD — Therlene McNair, 73, of Tramway Road, died on Tuesday (9/17/2013) at Westfield Rehab, Sanford.

She is survived by: her daughter, Michelle Graham (Gary) of Sanford;  three grandchildren, Charisma Hooper, Kiara Bynum and Christopher Monroe, Jr. all of Sanford;  two brothers, Samuel Hooper of Baltimore, MD and Lonnie Hooper of Sanford;  one sister, Magdeline Clegg  (Joe) of Raleigh and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m., Monday, September 23, 2013 at St. Luke Church, Sanford. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. No wake is is scheduled.

Funeral arrangements are by Knotts Funeral Home, 719 Wall St, Sanford.