Jun. 21, 2013 @ 05:00 AM


SANFORD — John Lee, 60, died Sunday (6/9/13) in Richmond, Va.

Funeral service will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at C.E. Willie Funeral Home Chapel. Family will receive friends one hour before the service.

He was a member of God's Fellowship Christian Center with Pastor Harrison and Cathy Ray. He worked at Broadway Food Mill.

He is survived by a goddaughter, Pamela Lee of Cameron; two grandsons; one godson, Demetrius Carr of Greenville; two brothers, James D. Lee (Margaret) of Cameron and Willie E. Lee (Barbara) of Rocky Mount; two sisters, Quinae Lee and Lessie Deberry (Edward), all of Richmond, Va.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arangements by C.E. Willie Funeral & Cremation Services.

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BROADWAY — Benjamin F. “B.F.” Webb, 81, died Thursday (6/20/13) at Sanford Health & Rehabilitation Center in Sanford. Arrangements will be announced by O’Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home in Lillington.


SANFORD — Clara Mae Martin, 75, died Wednesday (6/19/13) at Central Carolina Hospital.

She was born Oct. 1, 1937 in Moore County to the late Lewis Delanie Frye and Lillie Mae (Sineath) Frye. She attended the Shield of Faith Baptist Church. She volunteered for the Haven and Devine Finds. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar C. Martin, and a brother, L.D. Frye.

A visitation will be held at the Miller-Boles Funeral Home today from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. with a graveside service following at 3:30 p.m. at the Culdee Presbyterian Church Cemetery in West End.

She is survived by a brother, Lewis D. Frye Jr. and wife Linda of Sanford; a sister, Carol Goins of Sanford; one niece and two nephews.

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Arrangements by Miller-Boles Funeral Home.


SANFORD — Funeral service for Janice Joyce Coggins, 50, who died Saturday (6/15/13), was held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Taylor’s Chapel Church with the Rev. Eugene Staton officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery.

Soloist was Dominique McDaniel.

Pallbearers were friends and family.

Arrangements were by Knotts Funeral Home.


LILLINGTON — Maxine “Mamaw” Stanfield Ray, 90, died Tuesday (6/11/13).

She was born in Ramer, Tenn., on Dec. 26, 1922, and was a member of the Spout Springs Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Aubrey and Allie May Stanfield; her husband of 60 years, Zollie E. Ray; her oldest son, Aubrey "Buddy" Ray; sister, Henrietta Barlow; and brother, Lester Stanfield.

She is survived by her sister, Virginia Howell; children, Linda Olive, Virginia "June" Moore, Rebecca Ann Stanton and her husband Chris, Larry Ray and his wife Jeannie, Rachel Hickman and her husband Joe, Tina Breland and her husband David; daughter-in-law, Judith Ray; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be held Friday, June 28, at 1 p.m. in Lillington at the Community Center on 607 S. 13th Street.


SOUTHERN PINES — John Clarence Watson Jr., 98, died Sunday (6/16/13) at Penick Village in Southern Pines.

A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Southern Pines United Methodist Church with the Rev. Thomas Sweeley officiating.

He was born in Charlotte to Lois Lucas and John Clarence Watson. He grew up in Charlotte and graduated from Duke University. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After the war, he attended the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. He was a hospital administrator in Kinston, Elizabethtown, Monroe and McCain before moving to Southern Pines.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Libba; sons, Lawrence Flemming Watson of Washington, D.C., and Wayne Elliott Watson of Chapel Hill; a daughter, Carol Watson Pivor and husband Mitchell Pivor of Dover, N.H.; a brother, Jack L. Watson of Signal Mountain, Tenn.; and three grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Penick Village, P.O. Box 2001, Southern Pines, N.C. 28388.

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home and Crematory of Southern Pines.

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