Sep. 25, 2013 @ 05:00 AM


DURHAM — Elizabeth Anne Hutchins Young, daughter of Reverend Wilbur and Nancy Hutchins, died peacefully early Monday, September 23, 2013 at Hillcrest Convalescent Center in Durham, N.C. after a long illness.

Anne grew up in Sanford, N.C., where she attended First Baptist Church and graduated from Sanford Central High School. After high school she graduated from Meredith College with a degree in sociology and then worked for the Durham Department of Social Services.

Surviving Anne are her loving and devoted husband of 53 years, Dr. N. William Young Jr. of Durham; her son Jeff Young and wife Melinda of Durham, son Tim Young and wife Kelly of Nacogdoches, TX, son Chris and fiancé, Christian Lillis of Brooklyn, N.Y., and her grandchildren, Stephen, Will, Wesley, Conner and Carolyn. She is also survived by her mother, Nancy Hutchins Dossenbach of Durham; her sister, Sarah Chandler of Durham; niece, Amy Barger and husband Geoff; and great-niece Solan and great-nephew Henry.

Anne was preceded in death by her father, Reverend Wilbur Hutchins, her brother Steven Hutchins, and her brother-in-law Dr. Art Chandler.

A stalwart supporter of children’s rights, Anne volunteered with Durham’s Guardian Ad Litem program, receiving the North Carolina Governor’s Citation for 10 plus years of loyal service. Anne was an avid gardener and active in the Town and Country Garden Club; voracious reader, member of Folio Book Club and Ladies of the Parlor; and enthusiastic fundraiser with the Junior League of Durham. She was also a longstanding member of Hope Valley Country Club.

Anne was an energetic cook and baker whose creative recipes were published in The Junior League of Durham “Even More Special” cookbook. Anne’s Giant Oatmeal Spice Cookie recipe was featured in Southern Living magazine.

A faithful member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Anne was a longtime member of the Doorways Women’s Bible Study while also serving as a Wedding Director and a Stephen Minister.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 25, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Howerton Bryan Funeral Home, 1005 W. Main Street, Durham, N.C.

Memorial service will held on Thursday, September 26 at 2 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3639 Old Chapel Hill Road, Durham, N.C.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association or Westminster Presbyterian Church.

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CAMERON — Mr. Melvin Raymond Wooten, age 65, of Cameron, N.C., died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at the Durham Veteran's Administration Medical Center.

Mr. Wooten was born on Dec. 3, 1947, in Cumberland County, N.C., to the late Raymond E. Wooten and Leola Weldon McPherson Wooten. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Rosser Wooten. He served his country in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his son, Matt Wooten and wife Anita of Clayton, N.C.; a daughter, Tracey Wooten of Cary, N.C.; two grandchildren, Tyler Wooten and Brynna Wooten; a brother, James Wooten of Nashville, Tennessee and by a sister, Joann Odom and husband Prentiss of Cameron, N.C.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

The funeral will be Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Pisgah Presbyterian Church in Broadway, N.C. with Rev. George Brice officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

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Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.

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PITTSBORO — Vivian Fowler Eubanks, 91, died Monday (9/23/13) at Cambridge Hills in Pittsboro.

She was born in Orange County on Sept. 13, 1922, a daughter of John William Fowler and Mary Alice Meacham Fowler. At the age of seven, she moved with her family to the Bynum community, where she resided until her death. She joined the Bynum United Methodist Church in 1929 and was the oldest member of that congregation. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Rupert Eubanks Sr.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Rupert “Rudy” Eubanks Jr. and wife Judy of Bynum, Mike Eubanks and wife Sheila of Pittsboro; daughter, Brenda Stubbs of Bynum; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Bynum United Methodist Church with Pastors Bob Wachs and Gina Barrow, and Robert Elmore officiating. Interment will follow at the Bynum Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro and at other times at the residence of Brenda Stubbs.

Memorials may be directed to UNC Hospice, P.O Box. 1077, Pittsboro, N.C.

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Arrangements are by Hall-Wynne Funeral Service and Cremations of Pittsboro.


SANFORD — Elizabeth Ann Polaski Alfano, 79, died Friday (9/20/13) at Central Carolina Hospital.

She was born on Sept. 30, 1933, in Milton, Mass., to the late William Polaski and Elizabeth Moore Polaski. She graduated from Milton High School in 1951 and from The Katherine Gibbs School in 1953. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Jean Madden and Joan Blake.

She is survived by her husband, Gildo Thomas Alfano; two sons, Thomas Alfano of St. Augustine, Fla., and William Alfano of Hillsborough; a daughter, Virginia Hargarten of Kentfield, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

All services will be private.

Memorials may be made to St. Stephen Catholic Church, 901 North Franklin Drive, Sanford, N.C. 27330.

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Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.


WEST END — Diane (Foster) Schultz Hupp, 74, formerly of Ohio, died Friday (9/20/13) at First Health Moore Regional Hospital of Pinehurst.

She was born in Toledo, Ohio on Oct. 7, 1938, to Howard Eben and Gladys Evelyn (Branum) Foster. She was a graduate of Libbey High School. For more than 20 years, she worked for S.E. Johnson Companies in Manumee, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Charles Minyoung; and son-in-law, Michael Brown.

She is survived by three daughters, Deborah Schultz (Rodney Chesnutte) of Woodville, Ohio, Darlene Bell (Matthew) of West End, and Valerie Brown (Shane Higgins) of Toledo; brothers, Frederic (Nancy) of Liberty Center, Ohio, and Gerald (Viki) of West Mifflin, Pa.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

There will be no service.

Memorials may be made the Lupus Foundation of America, 12930 Chippewa Road, Brecksville, Ohio 44141 or a charity of one's choice.

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Arrangements by Cox Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory of Vass.


SANFORD — Willie Tabon, 57, of 211 Circle Drive, died Tuesday (9/24/13) at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Knotts Funeral Home.


WEST END — Kristina (Cindy) Kay Morgan Smith, 54, of 148 Cross St., died Sunday (9/22/13) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Middle Cross Baptist Church in West End with the Rev. David Reynolds and the Rev. Dr. Kenneth McNeil officiating. Burial will follow at West End Cemetery.

Born Jan. 6, 1959 in Randolph County, she was a daughter of the late Medford and Joyce Morgan Allred and worked as a business administrator.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Smith of West End; stepmother, Sarah Allred of Spies; two children, Kristin and Aaron Brown, both of Robbins; one grandson; three half-sisters, Cathy Armstrong of Canton, Texas, Holly Dixon of Asheboro, and Sheila Ray of Seagrove; and two half-brothers, Will Hutson of Easley, S.C., and Tad Allred of Spies.

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Arrangements are by Kennedy Funeral Home in Robbins.


CARTHAGE — Louise Muse Blue, 84, died Monday (9/23/13) at her home.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Culdee Presbyterian Church conducted by the Rev. Dr. Joseph Washburn. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

A native of Moore County, she was a daughter of the late Malcolm Currie Muse and Ruth Tillman Muse. She attended Moore County schools. She worked as an insurance secretary with United Insurance Agency and the Wilson Insurance Agency in Robbins before quitting to help her husband on the family farm. She was also preceded in death by her husband, J. Sam Blue; a daughter, Susan Blue; and a grandson. She was a member of Culdee Presbyterian Church and taught Sunday School, was Circle Chairman and President of the Women of the Church, a Deacon and Elder. She was a member of the Moore County Historical Society.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary Ruth Whitaker and husband Russell, and Patti Burke and husband Wally, all of Carthage; one son, John Blue and wife Vickie of Carthage; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Fry and Prickett Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. today and other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to The Doris Moore Scholarship, or the Barnabas Fund, c/o Culdee Presbyterian Church, 916 N.C. Hwy. 73, West End, N.C. 27376.


Arrangements by Fry and Prickett Funeral Home.


CARY — Bob Harcel McAuley, 76, died Monday (9/23/13) at Crabtree Valley Rehabilitation Center in Raleigh.

He was born June 1, 1937 in Harnett County to the late Ernest Clayton and Elizabeth McNeil McCauley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Flemon (Jim), Donald and Fred McCauley. After he served in the U.S. Army, he returned to work as a diesel mechanic keeping equipment running for highway construction projects.

A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday at Olive Branch Cemetery in Kipling with the Rev. Melinda Ivey officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the Kipling Methodist Church Community Building.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to SPCA of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, N.C. 27603.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, (Shirley) Marlene Kendall McAuley;  daughters, Michelle Beard and husband Derrick of Fuquay-Varina and Angela Christman and husband Scott of Cary; one grandson; brothers, Troy McCauley (Janice) of Matthews, Clayborn McCauley of Lillington and Dougald McCauley (Nadine) of Mamers; sisters, Elizabeth (Linda) Cummings and Betty Jean McCauley, both of Sanford; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by O’Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home.

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SANFORD — Funeral service for Brian Ashley Sibbett was held Tuesday at Miller-Boles Chapel with the Rev. Dr. A. Gene Cobb officiating. The family met with friends one hour prior to the service.

Following the service, a funeral procession walked behind the funeral coach to Buffalo Cemetery where a graveside service followed.

Pallbearers were Joel Edwards, Patrick Laster, David Marlowe, Tommy Marlowe, Randy Seagroves and Charlie Welburn.

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Arrangements were by Miller-Boles Funeral Home.


PITTSBORO — Patsy Smith Howard, 67, of Laurels Of Chatham in Pittsboro, died Tuesday (9/24/13).

She was born in Chatham County on Jan. 2, 1946, the daughter of Kerney A. and Edna (Smith) Smith Sr. She had worked for The Flame Restaurant and the old Country Store. She was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Linda Burgess, Sarah Jones and Sally Oldham.

She is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Oglesbee of Carthage and Tammy Mabe of Siler City; sister, Jane S. Shaw; brother, Kerney A. Smith Jr.; and six grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Siler City with the Rev. Bob Wachs officiating. No formal visitation is planned.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimers Association, Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28215-3220.

Arrangements are by Smith & Buckner Funeral Home.

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SANFORD — Funeral service for Tony Utley, 51, who died Saturday (9/14/13) at Central Carolina Hospital, was held Thursday (9/19/13) at noon at Knotts Funeral Home.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jesse Quick, and sister, Linda Quick.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Person Utley; his children, Tony V. Utley Jr., Antonio D. Utley, Christopher M. Headen, Crystal M. Headen and Deanna E. Johnson; his mother, Mary A. Utley; sisters, Jamie Ferguson McEverett, Catherine Staton and Martha Brower; and brothers, Wallace Utley, Charles Utley, Jesse Utley, James Utley (Blondine) and Bobby Quick.

Arrangements were by Knotts Funeral Home.