Jun. 20, 2013 @ 05:00 AM


PITTSBORO — Janice Joyce Coggins was born March 11, 1963, the oldest daughter to parents Bobby Coggins Sr. and the late Barbara Ann Palmer. She was a lifelong resident of Chatham County; enjoying being near family and surrounded by many friends. Janice accepted Jesus as her Savior when she was a very young girl. She served until her teen years at Taylor’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and went on to spend many years in the fellowship of Church of God of Prophecy, Goldston, N.C., before returning to her home church, Taylors Chapel. She attended schools in Chatham County and graduated from Chatham Central High School. Janice’s strong talent and skills were in mechanical repair. She received an Associate’s Degree from Central Carolina Community College and was fortunate enough to earn a living at her craft for life. Janice’s earliest degree was in Cosmetology from Sandhills Community College. Her choice for relaxation was sitting on a river bank fishing or looking for a good deal at a flea market.

Janice was energetic and very community-minded; seldom wasting time, always working a plan with the well being of her daughter, Mariah, holding first-place in all she endeavored. Mariah’s recent graduation from Spelman College, a crowning achievement, was one of Janice’s proudest life moments. Janice worked long hours almost everyday — making sure she kept her home and family well. She was preparing to enjoy a well-deserved vacation when she was killed in an automobile accident Saturday, June 15, 2013. Although gone from this place, she will never be forgotten.

Janice leaves to mourn her passing, daughter, Mariah Coggins; father, Bobby Coggins (Thelma); five sisters, Lemetrius “Peaches” Staton (Toni), Pittsboro, N.C.; Drusilla Coggins (Jonathan), Goldston, N.C.; Beverly Marsh (Roger), Randleman, N.C.; Margaret Duncan (Marquail), Spring Lake, N.C. and Jennifer Howard of Virginia; three brothers, Bobby Coggins Jr. (Isapela), Annadale, VA; Kenneth Coggins, Dale City, N.C.; Javon Coggins, Arizona; other siblings include Eric Lassiter, John Brooks and Neesie Tarlowoh; eight nephews, four nieces and one great-nephew; uncles, Leo Palmer (Helen) and Charles Ralph Palmer; four aunts, Annie Ruth McKenzie (Bud), Annie McCrimmon (Wilkie), Jewel and Geraldine.

Funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. today (Thursday, June 20) at Taylor’s Chapel Church in Pittsboro. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home in Pittsboro.

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SANFORD — Roberta McCrae, 44, of 2520 Summerfield Drive, died Tuesday (6/18/13) at Central Carolina Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Elizabeth Street Mortuary in Spring Lake.



CARTHAGE — Richard Jerry Oldham, 70, died Tuesday (6/18/13) at his residence.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Culdee Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. Joseph Washburn officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall.

A native of Nansemond County, Va., he was the son of the late Donald Oldham and Fannie Bosworth Oldham. He retired from Moore County as a property manager. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Raybe Revelle and Frances Ingram; brothers, William Oldham, Vernon Oldham, Lloyd Oldham, Byron Oldham, Ralph Oldham; and two grandsons.

He is survived by his wife, Shaw Wicker Oldham; children, Jason Oldham of Star, Ashley Lewis and husband Jeff, and Lauren Stone and fiance Michael Garner, all of Vass, and Nathan Oldham and wife Gretchen and Haven McRae and husband Jack, all of Carthage; two brothers, Donald Oldham and wife Shirley Oldham of Pinehurst and Wayne Oldham and wife Donnie of Aberdeen; and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the choir at Culdee Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 399, West End, N.C. 27376.

Arrangements by Fry & Prickett Funeral Home.

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APEX — Earl Grady Green Sr., 58, died Tuesday (6/18/13) at the Hospice Home at High Point.

He was born in Chatham County on May 8, 1955, to the late William Thomas Green and Erma Ruth Council Green. He was a self-employed carpenter.

He is survived by his three sons, Grady Green and Brandon Green, both of Greensboro, and Timothy Green of Chapel Hill, and their mother, Robin Dianah Gibbs Green of Durham; four brothers, Carey Green and wife Pat, and Bobby Green, all of Apex, Sam Green and wife Cora of Cape Hatteras, and Charlie Green and wife Faye of Stem; three sisters, Jean Triplett and Laurie Jones and husband Mike, all of Apex, and Vivian Jones and husband Stanley of Eli Whitney.

The family will receive friends Friday from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church sanctuary. Funeral service will follow at 5 p.m. with the Rev. Virgil Nolen officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, 1288 Mt. Pisgah Church Road, Apex, N.C. 27523 or to the Hospice Home at High Point, 1803 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262.

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Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.



CARTHAGE —  Wilton Lee Short, 83, died Wednesday (6/19/13) at his residence.

Funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Summer Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Edwin Moore and the Rev. Arnold Comer officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

A native of Moore County, he was the son of the late Jack Hertle Short and Lessie Williamson Short. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired after 45 years of service with NAPA Auto Parts. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Michael Short.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mae Oiler Short; a daughter, Diane Matthews and husband Wayne of Sanford; four grandchildren; two Godchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends today from 6 until 8 p.m. at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage.

Memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, N.C. 28374.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements by Fry & Prickett Funeral Home.



LILLINGTON — Benjamin Lloyd Wood, 86, died Tuesday (6/18/13) at Crossroads Nursing & Rehab Center in Dunn.

He was a W.W. II veteran of the army.

He is survived by four sons, Benny Wood and wife Angie, Robert Wood and wife Tammy, Mark Wood and Jeffrey Wood; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Adcock Funeral Home Chapel in Spring Lake. Burial will follow at Bethsaida Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Benson.

Visitation will be held today from 6 until 8 p.m., and also Friday from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Adcock Funeral Home in Spring Lake.



SILER CITY — Christine Carter, 83, died Monday (6/17/13) at home.

She was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at First Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

She is survived by her children, Patricia Johnson (Raymond), Rosa C. Marsh (Johnny), Bertha Shamburger, Clifton Carter, Rev. Gary Carter (Rev. Phyllis), all of Siler City, and Mary Jane Carter of Troy; son-in-law, Eddie Thompson of Siler City; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and other family and friends.

Arrangements by Knotts and Son Funeral Home in Siler City.