Death Notices for May 25 Robert Twiss HOPE MILLS — Robert L. Twiss, 72, of Hope Mills, died May 23, 2013, at Vidant Memorial Hospital in Greenville. No services are planned at this time.
Ethel Locklear SHANNON — Ethel Locklear, 80, of 4228 St. Pauls, died May 23, 2013, at her residence. The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Hoke County Holiness Church. Burial will follow in the family cemetery. The visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Hoke County Ho...
Incompletes for May 25 Andre Eugene Price , 46, of 2062 Fox Run Road, Burlington, died May 22, 2013, at Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Colvin Funeral Home.
Clarence Woods , 64, of Aberdeen, died May 24, 2013. Thompson’s Funeral Home.
Melton Tyson Sr. Melton Tyson Sr. LUMBERTON — Melton Ray Tyson Sr., known as Bill to those who knew and loved him, peacefully joined his Heavenly Father and beloved mother on May 23, 2013, after a short illness.
There will be a private service and burial.
After serving his country during the Korean conflict, Bill returned to Lumberton where he was a local businessman for many years. He was very active in the tire business but will be best remembered fo...
Death Notices for May 24 Gilbert Drake LUMBERTON — Gilbert Drake, 78, of 1555 Willis Ave., died May 20, 2013, at Golden Living Nursing Home in Lumberton. The funeral will be noon Saturday at Chrysolite AME Zion Church, 1307 Meadow Road, Lumberton. Burial will follow in Elizabeth Heights Cemetery. The visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at Chrysolite AME Zion Church.
Thelma Graham MAXTON — Thelma Odom Graham, 88, of Maxton, died May 19, 2013. The ...
Hilda Tyner Hilda Tyner LUMBERTON — Hilda Odum Tyner, 95, of 1402 Odum Road, died May 22, 2013, at Southeastern Hospice House following a short illness.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Biggs Funeral Home in Lumberton. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery on Chicken Road.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, E.W. Tyner; her parents, Berry and Annie Davis Odum; three brothers, Lloyd, Roscoe and Harold; a si...
Incompletes for May 24 James Alexander Edwards , 77, of Wagram, died May 22, 2013. Jackson Funeral Home.
Melton Ray “Bill” Tyson Sr ., 83, of Lumberton, died May 23, 2013, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Floyd Mortuary & Crematory.
Lula Bell Patterson , 90, of St. Pauls, formerly of Red Springs, died May 22, 2013, at her home. L.E. Floyd Funeral Home.
Ronnie Grainger Ronnie Grainger LUMBERTON — Ronnie Faye Grainger, 59, of 801 Ann St., passed away May 21, 2013, at his home.
He was born Oct. 2, 1953, in Robeson County to the late Fred Grainger and Julia McClellan Grainger.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred Grainger and Julia McClellan Grainger.
He is survived by his son, Sky Grainger of Wilmington; two brothers, Jerry Grainger of Lumberton, and Hal Ray Grainger of Fairmont; and a speci...
Star Metzger Star Metzger LUMBERTON — Star Jayne Metzger, 75, of Lumberton, died May 21, 2013, at Southeastern Hospice House in Lumberton.
A memorial will be 3 p.m. Friday at GlenFlora Nursing Home, the Rev. David Canady officiating.
She was born in Kansas City, Mo., on May 13, 1938, to the late Leonard Jayne and the late Lila Latty Jayne.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Leonard Jayne; and her sister, Roselle Sarrett.
Herbert Oxendine Herbert Oxendine PROSPECT — Herbert H. Oxendine, 85, peacefully joined his Heavenly Father and his wife “Es” on May 20, 2013, at his home in the Prospect Community. The funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday at Island Grove Baptist Church, Pastor Larry Locklear officiating. Burial will follow in Island Grove Memorial Park. He was born in Robeson County on March 1, 1928, to Rudolph and Susannah Oxendine. He served the Public Schools of Robeson Co...
Incompletes for May 22 Star Metzger , 75, of Lumberton, died May 21, 2013, at Southeastern Hospice House. Floyd Mortuary & Crematory Inc.
Avis B. Blue , of 411 Eden Ave., Lumberton, died May 21, 2013, at Southeastern Hospice House. Colvin Funeral Home & Crematory.
Elizabeth Powell , 77, of Mount Zion Church Road, Maxton, died May 19, 2013, at Southeastern Hospice House. L.E. Floyd Funeral Home in Red Springs.
William E. Cummings William E. Cummings FAYETTEVILLE — William E. Cummings, of 5498 Richwood Court, died May 18, 2013, at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
The funeral will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Haymount UMC, 1700 Fort Bragg Road in Fayetteville. Burial will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery, Spring Lake.
He retired from the U.S. Army and was pastor at New Zion UMC in Lumberton.
He is survived by his wife, Edna E. Cummings of Fa...
Death Notices for May 22 Freeman Locklear RED SPRINGS — Freeman “Watash” Locklear, 75, of 2913 Blue Springs Road, died May 19, 2013, at First Health Hospice House in Pinehurst. The funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Mount Elim Baptist Church. Entombment will follow in the church cemetery. The visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Mount Elim Baptist Church.
Death Notices for May 21 William Mills Jr DELCO — William Alison Mills Jr., 55, of Delco, died May 18, 2013. The funeral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Prosper Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Prosper Baptist Church in Delco.
Kenneth Hawkins MAXTON — Kenneth Hawkins, 78, of Maxton, died May 17, 2013, at Morrison Manor. The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at McPhatter Funeral Home Chapel in ...
Incompletes for May 21 Leonard A. Gray , of Parkton, died May 18, 2013, at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton. Saint Pauls Funeral Home.
Herbert Oxendine , 85, of 427 Island Grove Road, Maxton, died May 20, 2013, at his residence. Thompson’s Funeral Home.
Gilbert Drake , 72, of Lumberton, died May 20, 2013, at Golden Living Nursing Home in Lumberton. Colvin Funeral Home & Cremations.
Joseph Frank Carroll , of Florida, died May 18, 2013, at ...
Daryl Murray Daryl Murray RANDLEMAN — Daryl Bennett Murray, 62, of Randleman, died May 19, 2013, at his home.
Murray was a native of Scotland County and served in the U.S. Air Force. Daryl retired from the United States Postal Service with 28 years of service as a purchasing agent. He enjoyed playing a round of golf and going fishing. He loved his family and will be greatly missed.
Daryl was preceded in death by his parents, Ottis and Edythe Murray...