Obituaries for May 5

May. 05, 2013 @ 05:00 AM


LACEY, WASH. — Carter Glass Kraege, 94, died on April 26 in Lacey, Wash.

He was born May 22, 1919 in Yorktown, Texas, to the late Roland and Myrtle Kraege. He served in World War II in the Navy as Chief Gunnery Officer aboard the destroyer escort USS Stanton, in the American, European, and Pacific theaters.

Kraege married Grace Barbiere on January 3, 1945. They moved to Indianapolis, where Carter began his career with Eli Lilly & Company. He is survived by his sons Richard Kraege (Anne) of Indianapolis, Ind., and Don Kraege (Carol) of Olympia, Wash.; five grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wives Grace, Alyce, and M. Grace and his brother, Roland Kraege, Jr.

A family service is planned for June in Indianapolis. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Central Indiana Office, 5635 W. 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278; or Lawrence United Methodist Church, Community Outreach Ministries, 5200 N.

Shadeland Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46226.


LILLINGTON — Roger Stokes McNeil, 52 of the 2500 block of Raven Rock Road, Lillington, died Friday (5/3/2013) at Sanford Health and Rehabilitation.

Survivors include four sisters, Oretta McMillian (Terry) and Evelyn Hollis both of Fayetteville, Linda Judd (Stewart) of Sanford, and Janice Graham of Cleveland, Ohio; three brothers, Lynn McNeil and Mickey McNeil both of Sanford, and Donald McNeil of Atlanta and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, at Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford, NC. Burial will follow in Rock Springs FWB Church Cemetery in Raven Rock, NC.

Funeral Arrangements By: Knotts Funeral Home.

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VASS — Tina Maria Folsom Toman, 52, of Vass, died Thursday (52/2013) at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital.

Tina was born in Kansas City, Kansas, on Dec. 17, 1960, to Raymond and Shirley Morris Folsom. She worked in the insurance industry and also in real estate.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Patrick “Pat” Toman of Vass; her mother, Shirley Morris Folsom of Kansas; one daughter, Felisha Clark of Kansas; one sister, Pam Beard of Kansas; one brother, Raymond Folsom of Kansas and one grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Folsom and her brother, Jerry Folsom.

A graveside service will be held in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Kansas City, Kansas.

Condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by Cox Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory, of Vass.


SANFORD — Memorial service for Leonard Croner Keith, 71, of Sanford, N.C., who died Tuesday (4/302013) was held at 2 p.m. Friday at Flat Springs Baptist Church with Dr. Gary McCollough officiating. Eulogies were by Clyde Watson and Jim Brady.

Pianist was Gail Luck. Organist was Regina Mangum. The congregation sang two selections and the Four The Lord Quartet consisting of Leonard Harris, Brad Boisvert, Mel Shaver and Jack Bryan sang two selections.

Recorded music by Brad Paisley was also played.

Keith’s Sunday School Class, the W.C. Harward/James Bridges Class, sat as a group.

Military honors with taps and presentation of the flag were also rendered.

Arrangements were by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.


AHOSKIE — Funeral service for Carol Ann Symcox Bettany, 65, of Ahoskie, formerly of Sanford, who died April 26, 2013, was held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Keith Miller officiating.

The congregation sang and recorded music was played as well. Eulogies were give by a daughter, Paula A. Cave, and a son, Michael S. Bettany. The family received friends at the funeral home following the service.

Arrangements were by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.


BROADWAY — Charlie Bert “Charles” Sloan III, 62, of Broadway, died Friday (5/3/2012) at UNC Hospital as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident on April 22.

He was born in Lee County, the son of the late Clara Stone Sloan and Charlie Bert Sloan Jr. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Sloan Peedin.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Crossroads Ministries with the Rev. Paul Backlund officiating. Burial will follow in the Broadway Town Cemetery.

Surviving are his son Charlie Bert Sloan IV and wife Teresa of Cumming, Ga.; daughters Wendy Sloan Phillips and husband Dusty of Broadway and Tammy Sloan Palmieri and husband Scott of Holly Springs; brothers Larry Sloan and wife Janet and Jerry Sloan and wife Bonnie of Sanford; sisters Judy Buchanan and husband Joe of Lillington and Joyce Sloan and fiancé Steve Fanks of Broadway and numerous nieces and nephews. Grandchildren Benjamin Trey Phillips, Brend and Hope Sloan, Daniel and Ryan Palmieri and great granddaughter Nya Douglas.

The family will receive friends from 6 -8 p.m. Monday at the Smith Funeral Home in Broadway. Memorials can be made to Crossroads Ministries, 107 Milton Ave., Broadway, NC 27505. Online condolences can be made at Arrangements are by the Smith Funeral Home in Broadway.



BROADWAY — Clemellyn “Clem” Hunter Welch, 68, of Broadway, died Friday (5/3/13) at her home.

She was born in Lee County, daughter of the late Lewis Clemmons Hunter and Audrey Juanita Womack Hunter. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband William “Bill” Kenyon Welch.

She was a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Campbell University. She was retired from Central Carolina Community College where she served as a Lead Instructor for the English Department.

She was a Broadway Town Commissioner and had previously served as the chair of the Broadway Planning Board and a member of the UDO Joint Planning Board. She was a member and past president of the Broadway Woman’s Club and attend Crossroads Ministries.

Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Monday at Crossroads Ministries with the Rev. John Sauls officiating. Burial will follow in the Broadway Town Cemetery.

Surviving are her daughter Wendy Welch Bryan and husband Carl of Broadway, brother Lewis Carlton Hunter of Sanford, and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5 - 7 p.m. Sunday evening at the Smith Funeral Home in Broadway and other times at the family home. Memorials may be made to the N.C. Veterans Memorial Pavilion, PO Box 130, NC 27505 or to Crossroads Ministries, 107 Milton Ave., Broadway, NC 27505.

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Arrangements are by the Smith Funeral Home of Broadway.



CHARLOTTE — Mrs. Hazel Cameron Arrington, age 87, of Knoxville, TN and formerly of Charlotte, passed away on May 2, 2013.

Born in Harnett County, N.C., Hazel was a daughter of the late Pearlie and McBryde Cameron. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard A. Arrington, Jr., and her siblings, Eula Pipkins, Edith Swan, Marcus Cameron, Kenneth Cameron and Anderson Cameron, all of whom she greeted when she opened her eyes in heaven.

Hazel married Richard A. Arrington, Jr. after a courtship at Fort Bragg, N.C. during World War II, and together they raised three children in their home in Charlotte. She was a member of Selwyn Avenue Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Arrington is survived by her children, Rick Arrington and wife Mary Jane, Susan Arrington Seacord and husband Jimmy, and Lisa Arrington Simmerman and husband Seth; six grandchildren and their spouses, Joy Arrington Fanning and husband Steve, Tiffany Arrington, Brandon Seacord Wells and husband Randy, Richard Franklin Simmerman, Kristina Kelly Simmerman and fiancé Tyler Roper, and Erica Blayre Seacord; as well as three great-grandchildren, Hannah Dakota Fanning, Mary Elle Fanning and Presley Panaro.

Hazel's quick wit, charming smile, and twinkle in her blue eyes will be missed and cherished by her beloved family, friends, and neighbors.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 5th from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at Harry & Bryant Funeral Home, 500 Providence Road, with a service to celebrate her life to follow at 2:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be in Forest Lawn West Cemetery.

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