Dec. 06, 2013 @ 05:00 AM


SANFORD — Mr. Paul Wayne Frazier, 64, of 550 N. Plank Road, Sanford, N.C., passed on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at UNC Hospital, Chapel Hill, N.C.

He was preceded in death by his father, Elmore Frazier.

He leaves to cherish his parents: mother, Louise Rader and father, James Rader; two brothers: Vender Frazier (Myrtise), Presiding Elder Dr. Ricky Frazier (Diane); three sisters: Delois Frazier (Larry), Marilyn McKinney (Rev. Ricky), Traci McIver (Charles); and a special niece and nephew, Pamela Easterling (Samuel), a very special and loving friend, Sabrina Chevalier; a special aunt, Viola Barrett whom he lived with for a short time in Concord, N.C.

Family visitation was from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday, December 5, 2013 at Knotts Funeral Home, 719 Wall Street, Sanford, N.C.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, December 6, 2013 at First Calvary Baptist Church, Sanford, N.C. Burial will follow at Macedonia AME Zion Church, Gulf, N.C.

Funeral arrangements are by Knotts Funeral Home, 719 Wall Street, Sanford, N.C.

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LILLINGTON — Thurman Henry Rogers, 82, of Lillington died Thursday, December 5, 2013, at Emerald Health and Rehab.

Mr. Rogers was born September 9, 1931, in Greensboro to the late Henry Aaron and Josie Collins Rogers. He spent the majority of his life in Harnett County. He was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Doris Gilchrist Rogers; sister, Sue Rogers Stancil; brother, Cleodis Rogers; three grandchildren, Zachary Harmon, Jackson and Caroline Castle.

He was a graduate of Boone Trail High School, Campbell College, and Wake Forest University. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.  After completing his education, he joined The United States Army. He retired from the North Carolina Department of Revenue after serving over 30 years as a tax auditor.

Mr. Rogers was a life-long member of Antioch Baptist Church. He was a member of the Boone Trail Ruritan Club and Lillington Lion’s Club where he received Lion of the Year in 2004. He was an avid gardener and sports fan. Not only did he love participating and watching games, he also enjoyed watching young people develop and grow. He loved people and never met a stranger in any situation. Mr. Rogers was known in the community as a kind and gentle man and will be greatly missed by all.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, December 8, 2013 at Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Patrick Broaddus and Rev. Martin Groover officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Saturday, December 7, 2013 at O’Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home and all other times at the residence of Rachelle Barefoot.

Mr. Rogers is survived by two daughters, Rachelle Barefoot and husband Charles of Dunn and Allison Castle and husband Mike of Fuquay-Varina; son, Thurman Henry Rogers, Jr. and wife Renee of Apex; two brothers, Eugene Rogers and wife Edna of Sanford, Lawrence Rogers and wife Sue of Spring Lake; sister, Derenda Kelly and husband Stuart of Lillington; six grandchildren, Seth Henry Rogers, Abby Lillian Rogers and Heath Wells Rogers, Caden Jackson Castle, Connor Aaron Castle and Chandler Claire Castle; two step-grandchildren, Joey Barefoot and Kim Tart; two step-great-grandchildren, Jeremy and Jase Tart and many nieces and nephews.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Rogers to Antioch Baptist Church, the Boone Trail Ruritan Club Benevolence Fund or the Lillington Lion’s Club.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to O’Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home.

Online condolences at

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ROCKINGHAM — Ernest Andrew “Bud” Barnes Jr., 78, of 129 Patterson St., died Wednesday (12/4/13) at his residence.

He was born in Richmond County, July 23, 1935, son of Ernest Andrew Barnes Sr. and Zella Faulk Barnes. He was a member of Maple Street Free Will Baptist Church, a veteran of the U.S. Marines and previously worked for Richmond County Schools in maintenance. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Debbie Barnes.

Visitation will be at Maple Street Free Will Baptist Church today from 6 to 8 p.m.

The funeral will be conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. at Maple Street Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Darwin Cook officiating. Burial will follow at Richmond Memorial Park.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Idol Barnes; daughter, Jane Ann Milligan and husband Bryan of Rockingham; sons, John “Butch” Barnes and wife Brenda of Sanford and Ernest A. “Andy” Barnes III and wife Shandi of Rockingham; brothers, Bill Barnes and Gerald Barnes, both of Rockingham; sisters, Christine Hatcher, Lorraine Snipes and Maxine Pressley, all of Lake Wateree, Ridgeway, S.C.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are by Harrington Funeral Home and Crematory.

Online condolences may be made at


SANFORD — Master Sergeant, U.S. Air Force (Retired) Johnny Gilbert Womack, 80, died Tuesday (12/3/13) at Sanford Health and Rehabilitation.

He was born in Lawrence County, Miss. to the late Earnest Womack and Ada Rushing Womack on Jan. 9, 1933. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Eugene Womack.

He is survived by his wife, Neolia Cole Womack; two sons, John David Womack and wife Twala of Sierra Vista, Ariz., and Matthew Darrell Womack and wife Robbin Elaine of Pensacola, Fla.; two daughters, Katherine W. Brafford and husband Randy of Olivia and Brenda George and husband Gerald of Sanford; two brothers, Rex Womack of Allen, Texas, and Dub Womack of Jayess, Miss.; one sister, Marie Vaughn of Eads, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lee Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Saturday from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 3911, Sanford, N.C. 27331.

Condolences may be made at

Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.


CARTHAGE — Frances Quick, 87, died Wednesday (12/4/13) at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

Funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. at Friendship Grove F.W.B. Church in Raeford.

She is survived by children, Pearline Person, Frances Jackson (Larry), Annett Morgan, Alberta Streeter (Larry), Gladys Quick, Michael Quick (Brenda) and Gurney Quick (Tamitha); three brothers, Winston Covington (Rose), Jesse Covington and Denzel Covington (Yvonne); two sisters, Virginia Dowdy and Hattie McRae (Willie); 31 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are by Pugh & Smith Funeral Home of Carthage.


PINEHURST — Joyce Marilyn Hotaling Nims, 87, died Wednesday (12/4/13) at Pinehurst Healthcare and Rehab of Pinehurst.

She was born in Syracuse, N.Y., on June 11, 1926 to Elliott and Florence Bachman Hotaling. She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband, Jack Nims; two children, Christine Nims of Raleigh and David Nims of Pinehurst; two brothers, Robert Hotaling of Texas and William Hotaling of Michigan; and two grandchildren.

No services are planned at this time.

Condolences may be sent to

Cox Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory of Vass is assisting family.


SANFORD — James A Baresel, 85, died Tuesday (12/3/13).

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

He was born in New York, son of the late Paul Charles Baresel and Jean Forbes Baresel, and preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Elsie D “Lisa” Baresel. He was a Navy veteran of W.W. II and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

He is survived by three sons, James Baresel of Bayport, N.Y., Peter Baresel of Huntington, N.Y., and Paul Baresel of Astoria, N.Y.

Memorial contributions can be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 525 Carthage St., Sanford, N.C. 27330.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home.


FAYETTEVILLE — Mary McPhatter, 62, of 4600 Cumberland Road, died Sunday (12/1/13) at Carolina Rehab Center in Fayetteville.

She is survived by her mother, Mary Hines Bethea; daughters, Lisa McPhaul, Margaret Valentine and Lakesha McPhatter; son, Adam McPhaul; sister, Rosa Lee McPhaul; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Williams Chapel Church in Spring Lake. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements are by Cunningham & Son’s Mortuary in Fayetteville.


FAYETTEVILLE — Darris F. Blue, 48, of 2215 Roosevelt Drive, died Wednesday (11/27/13) at home.

He is survived by his wife, Vonda Blue; sons, Darris L. Blue, Jerel Sullivan, Deshawn Peaker, Isaiah Payne, Jaylan Smith, Jawan Smith; daughters, Cierra Sullivan, Mikela Flourney; mother, Lennora Ware; father, Henry F. Blue Sr.; brothers, James Dixon and Tai Wilson; grandmother, Annie Ruth Edwards; and grandfather, Jessie McDonald.

Funeral service wll be conducted at 1 p.m. today at Laura Hill M.B.C. in Lumber Bridge. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Arrangements are by Cunningham & Son’s Mortuary in Fayetteville.


CARTHAGE — Lena Seawell Shepley, 83, died Wednesday (12/4/13) at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Priest Hill Presbyterian Church conducted by the Rev. Archie Stevens. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

A native of Moore County, she was the daughter of the late John Bynum Seawell and Emma Neal Seawell. She was a graduate of the 1948 class of Highfalls school and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Shepley; brothers, Clyde and Clarence Seawell; and one granddaughter.

She is survived by her children, Carolyn McNeill and husband Larry, Larry Shepley and wife Denise, Brenda Warf and husband Billy, and Betty Jo Russell, all of Carthage; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

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