Jan. 31, 2014 @ 05:00 AM


SANFORD — John Prentice “PeeWee” Rosser (aka JP, and Rosser), 85, of Sanford, NC went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 29, 2014 at First Health Hospice House in Pinehurst, NC.

John was born on July 14, 1928 in Sanford, NC, to James Worthy Rosser, Sr. and Martha Jones Rosser.

John is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Lillie Mae Davis Rosser of the home; daughter, Penny Rosser and husband Ron Wheeler; son, Rodney Rosser; two grandchildren: Jonathan Rosser and Dylan Rosser; and former daughter-in-law, Norma Jean Thomas and husband Keith Thomas, all of Sanford; two brothers: Herbert Rosser and wife Carolyn of Raleigh, and Robert “Bob” Rosser and wife Barbara of Sanford; and sister, Pansy Benoit and husband Walter of Springfield, MA; two sisters-in-law, Judy Angel Rosser and Inez Wallace Rosser; and two very special friends, Robert and Sharon Crawford; plus several nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by two brothers: James Worthy Rosser, Jr. and Hayden Eugene Rosser.

John married the love of his life Lillie Mae Davis on Dec 3, 1949. After 4 years of marriage, he was drafted into the US Army during the Korean War. From 1952 - 1954, John served his country as a Sergeant in the Motor Pool at Fort Jackson, SC.

Mae and John loved children and adopted Penny in 1963 and Rodney in 1966. John's many nieces and nephews loved him like a father. His heart was always open and full of love.

John quit school in the 8th grade to pursue his dream of being a mechanic. He began his career at Lee Motor Company in Sanford. In 1959, he and Caldwell Norris started R&N Motor Company. John was the first mechanic to specialize in repairing transmissions. He taught automotive mechanic classes at CCCC in the early 1960s. R&N Motor Company is still in business today and being operated by dear friends Robert and Sharon Crawford.

In his younger years, John was an avid motorcyclist. He was called “Pee Wee” because he was very young and small when he began riding his Harley Davidson. He was a daredevil. Once John rode his Harley from Sanford to Daytona and raced his bike there on the beach.

John and Mae loved to travel. John took a 1955 Ford station wagon, extended the axle, added a camper shell, put a baby crib in the back seat, and the family was ready to go anywhere. John and family traveled across the country, visiting each of the 48 contiguous states. He attended NASCAR races, especially the big races at Daytona. He enjoyed camping, boating, and water skiing at Lake Gaston with his beloved camping buddies.

John enjoyed mowing the yard on his little red International tractor. As John’s health failed, his grandsons Dylan and Jonathan would hoist him up into the seat and off he would go for hours at a time.

John was a faithful member of the Ed Wicker Sunday School class at Turner's Chapel Church.

Memorials can be made to the First Health Hospice House in Pinehurst. During his brief stay there, the staff and doctors treated John and his family with much love and care.

A visitation will be held on Friday from 5:00-7:00 PM at Miller-Boles Funeral Home in Sanford. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM at Turner's Chapel Church with interment following at the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.

Miller-Boles Funeral Home of Sanford is helping the family.

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SANFORD — Carol E. Campbell (nee Galbraith), 73, of Sanford, NC and formerly of Warwick, NY and Ramsey, NJ, passed away peacefully on January 24, 2014 in Montgomery, NY.

The daughter of the late Harry Galbraith and Lillian Feicht Galbraith, she was born December 21, 1940 in New York City, NY.

Carol was the 1st runner up in the 1959 Miss Bergen County competition, attended Fairleigh Dickinson University and completed the Executive Training Program for Stern’s in 1961. She also was a home demonstrator for Lloyds of Linden and House of Rainbow before she became a teacher’s assistant at Warwick Valley Middle School for many years. She retired to Sanford, NC where she enjoyed many years of travel, clubs and friends. She was predeceased by the love of her life, Richard Campbell.

She is survived by her loving family, daughter Dawn Boone and son-in-law James Miller, Jr. of Montgomery, NY and their children, Rebecca Boone, James Miller III, Jamie Miller and Wayne Magill; her son, Craig Campbell and daughter-in-law Stephanie Campbell of Webster, NY and their children, Alexis Campbell and Andrew Miller; her sister, Gail Worboys and brother-in-law Stan Worboys of Honeoye Falls, NY; her brother-in-law, George Campbell and his wife Elaine of Old Saybrook, CT; her sister-in-law, Jackie Sinclair and her husband Eddie of Mahwah, NJ; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Friday (TODAY) from 4-8 PM at the Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home, 109 Darlington Ave, Ramsey. (201-327-0030).

A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 10:30 AM at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Mahwah Cemetery in Mahwah.

Donations may be made to Hudson Valley Honor Flight, PO Box 375, Walden, NY 12586 or

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SANFORD — Johannes “Hans” F. Niedworok, 77, of Sanford, died Wednesday (1/29/14) at Central Carolina Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Miller-Boles Funeral Service.


SANFORD — Carolyn Alston, 61, of 149 S. Roberson St., Chapel Hill, died Friday (1/24/14) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

She is survived by a daughter, Amanda Woods (Culessus) of Durham; son, Delvin Alston of Raleigh; four grandchildren; three sisters, Hilder Graves (Carl) and Christine Marsh, both of Pittsboro, and Jessie Mae White (Jimmy) of Graham; and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Knotts Funeral Home in Pittsboro.

Arrangements are by Knotts Funeral Home.


VASS — Tammy Bullin Rostad, 46, of Vass, died Monday (1/27/14) at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Good News Community Church conducted by Pastor Jim Boyte. Burial will follow at Cross Hill Cemetery.

A native of Moore County, she was a graduate of Northwest Guilford High School in Greensboro.

She is survived by a son, Devin Rostad of Vass; mother, Gloria Sexton of Vass; father, Terry L. Bullin of Julian; brother, Terry Bullin of Stafford, Va.; and former husband, Paul Rostad of Southern Pines.

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



FAYETTEVILLE — Olin Meyers, 58, of 4801 Alamance Road, Fayetteville, died Monday (1/27/14) at home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Elizabeth Street Mortuary in Fayetteville.


BENNETT — Leland Reid Jones, 92, formerly of 6584 Pleasant Grove Church Road, Bennett, died Thursday (1/30/14) Carolina House in Asheboro.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove Christian Church with the Rev. Mark Strickland officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

He was a native of Chatham County. He was a former deacon, and a member of Pleasant Grove Christian Church.

He is survived by his daughter, Carol Jones Brady and husband Jerry of Bennett; half-brother, Reid Jones of Siler City; two grandsons and one great-grandson.

The family will receive friends at Joyce-Brady Chapel in Bennett from 6 to 8 p.m. today, and other times at the home of his daughter.

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Arrangements are by Joyce-Brady Chapel.


SOUTHERN PINES — Deborah Lucil White McLaughlin died Thursday (1/23/14).

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 12 p.m. at Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church in Southern Pines.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Frye Foundation of Diabetes and Mental Health, P.O. Box 212033, Columbia, S.C. 29221.

Arrangements were handled by Williams Funeral Home in Winter Haven, Fla.


SANFORD — Because of weather conditions, the funeral service for Fred James Sumpter has been changed to 2 p.m. Sunday at Tempting Congregational Church. Burial will follow at the Church of God Church cemetery in Olivia. Viewing will be held one hour prior to service.

Arrangements are by C.E. Willie Funeral Service.


CAMERON — Albert Lewis Hall, 63, of Cameron, died Wednesday (1/29/14) at his residence.

He was born in Lee County on May 13, 1950, to the late Sandy Weldon Hall and Mary Margaret Cameron Hall. He worked for Lines Construction Company as a lineman. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sandy Weldon Hall and Mary Margaret Cameron Hall; brothers, Weldon Hall and John Franklin Hall; and a sister, Mae Godwin.

He is survived by his wife, Deborah Shaw Hall; two sons, Billy Hall and wife Shannon, and Wade Hall, all of Cameron; two brothers, Alton Hall and wife Brenda of Cameron and Lester Hall and wife Margaret of Lemon Springs; four sisters, Ruby Hall of Carthage, Liza Cummings and Edna Cummings, both of Sanford, and Betty McGehee and husband Owen of Olivia; and three grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. Saturday with Pastor John Brown presiding. Burial will follow at the Cameron Town Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 12:30 p.m. until the funeral hour at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

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Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.


PITTSBORO — Lilla D. Turner, 88, of 66 Toomer Loop, Pittsboro, died Sunday (1/26/14) at her residence.

She is survived by her sister, Sophia Lynn (John) of Pittsboro; brother, Jacob Bland of Bronx, N.Y.; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at Mt. Sinai AME Church in Pittsboro. Burial will follow at Pittsboro Cemetery.

Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home.


LILLINGTON — Curtis Ray Parker, 60, of Lillington died Thursday (1/30/14) at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by O’Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home & Crematory in Lillington.

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