OBITUARIES FOR MARCH 13, 2013

Mar. 13, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

LORA ALLEN BRANCH

SANFORD — Lora Allen Branch, 90, died Tuesday (3/12/13) at Central Carolina Hospital.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church by Dr. Jeff Clark. Burial will follow at Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery.

She was born in Lee County, daughter of the late John Thomas Allen and Vesta Parham Allen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wingate C. Branch, and a sister, Wilma A. Hall. She was a member of First Baptist Church and taught Sunday School. She also was a member of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by a brother, Arthur Ray Allen of Haslet, Texas; several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Masonic & Eastern Star Community at WhiteStone, 700 S. Holden Road, Greensboro, N.C. 27407.

The family will receive friends beginning at 1 p.m. Friday in the Parlor at First Baptist Church.

Online condolences may be made at www.rogerspickard.com.

Arrangements are by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home.


REBECCA JANE CURRIE THOMPSON CLEGG

SANFORD — Rebecca Jane Currie Thompson Clegg, 84, of 683 Cumnock Road, died Monday (3/11/13).

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Lizzie Currie; first husband, Thomas Thompson; second husband, J.C. Clegg; brothers, Major, Lacy, John, O.C., Burnice, Julius and Henry Currie; and sister, Mary Currie Thompson.

She is survived by one sister, Bonnie Lewis; one daughter, Gladys Mills (Victor); one grandchild; two step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and three step- grandchildren.

Visitation will be held today from 7 until 8 p.m. at Knotts Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at St. Paul AME Zion Church.

Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home.

JOHN WILLIE HAWES JR.

OLIVIA — John Willie Hawes Jr., 60, of 446 Hickory Dale Lane, died Thursday (3/7/13) at his residence.

He was the son of the late John Willie and Dorothy Lee Hawes Sr.

Graveside service will be held at 12 noon Friday at Tempting Church.

Wake will be held from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Thursday at C.E. Willie Funeral Chapel.

Arrangements by C.E. Willie Funeral and Cremation Services.

Condolences may be made at www.cewilliefuneralservice.com.


ANITA BRIDGES

RALEIGH — Anita Bridges, 53, of 700 Barksdale Drive, died Wednesday (3/6/13) at Wake Medical Center.

She was the daughter of the late Willie Edward Bridges and Lizzie Quiller Bridges.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Rush Metropolitan AME Zion Church in Raleigh. Viewing will be held one hour prior to service.

Arrangements by C.E. Willie Funeral and Cremation Services.

Condolences may be made at www.cewilliefuneralservice.com.


DANIEL F. BETHUNE

BUNNLEVEL — Daniel F. Bethune, 85, died Tuesday (3/12/13) at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by O'Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home.


ROBERT GLEN WRIGHT

SANFORD — Robert Glen Wright, 91, died Monday (3/11/13).

He was born in Glen Ellyn, Ill., a son of the late Oliver King Wright and Frances Mertila Palmer Wright.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Ferguson Wright; two daughters, Carol Wright of Overland Park, Kan., and Kim Wright of Bethlehem, Pa.; a son, Robert Wright and wife Carolyn of McLean, Va.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and one brother, William Wright of Springfield, Mo.

The family will hold a committal service at the Mt. Moriah Cemetery South in Kansas City, Mo., at a later date.

Online condolences may be made at www.rogerspickard.com.

Arrangements are by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home.