Rev. Dr. Millard Maynard
Rev. Dr. Millard Woodrow Maynard, 86, born on Nov. 10, 1925, in Lumberton, went to be with his Lord on Sept. 5, 2012, at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory.
The funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Saddletree Church of God in Lumberton. The body will lie in state from noon until 1 p.m.
A graveside service and burial will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Rocky Mount Memorial Gardens in Rocky Mount.
Millard is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ernestine Smith Maynard; a son, Robert Maynard and wife Rita; daughters, Carol Maynard, Sandy McMillan and husband Bill; a sister, Stella Brewer; grandchildren, Chris and Jason Maynard, Jennifer Sterbens, Jerry Beck, Julie Klimala and husband Lee, Jessica and Billy McMillan; and great-grandchildren, Brian and Kaya Klimala.
He was preceded in death by his parents, the Rev. Arthur Maynor and wife Penny Maynor; his twin sister, Gladys; and 13 other sisters and brothers.
Millard dedicated his life to the Lord at an early age, held many important positions in the Church of God and was faithful to the end. He served as an evangelist, missionary, many years on the Cross Cultural Board and as the District Overseer in the Pembroke District. Millard was also appointed to the N.C. Board of Prisons by Gov. James B. Hunt.
Millard organized many churches and was responsible for the creation of the Church of God Tabernacle on U.S. 74 in Pembroke, which was later named the Rev. Dr. Millard Maynard Conference Center. Millard pastored the Saddletree Church for 25 years until ill health forced him to retire.
Millard was an amazing Christian man, loved by all, who never met a stranger, and loved everyone he met.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. today until at Saddletree Church of God in Lumberton.
Memorials may be made to the Millard Maynard Conference Center, c/o Saddletree Church of God ,1508 Rennert Road, Lumberton, N.C., 28360.
Archibald Covington Prevatte, 91, of Dillon, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012.
He was born Feb. 23, 1921, in Robeson County, N.C., to Theresa Humphrey and M.G. Prevatte. Archie was a graduate of Wake Forest College and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He attended the School of Pastoral Care in Winston Salem, N.C., later in his career. Archie was a minister for 41 years, serving at Chadbourn Baptist, Chadbourn, N.C.; in South Carolina at Kemper, Piney Grove, Fork, and Bermuda Baptist Churches, of the Pee Dee Baptist Association; and in Maryland at First Baptist of Cumberland and First Baptist of Easton. He returned to Piney Grove as a full time minister where he retired in 1986.
He was Rural Minister of the Year sponsored by the Progressive Farmer, 1954; served as a trustee of the Southern Seminary (1958-1969); was vice president of the Baptist Convention of Maryland, 1965; was founder of Friends of Pine Hill Baptist Retreat and the Prevatt(e) Historical Society. He taught high school at Lake View, S.C. (1971-1983). He served as Hospice Chaplain for eight years. Archie was very active with the Masons, Eastern Star, Pee Dee Baptist Association, and Pine Hill Baptist Retreat.
Archie is survived by his wife, Helen Campbell Prevatte of Dillon; a son, Richard Robinson (Linda) of Wye Mills, Md., four daughters, Katherine Moye (Michael) of Leesburg, Va.; Helen Ann Edwards (Paul) of Surfside Beach, S.C.; Billie Gail Britt of Surfside Beach; and Susan Britt of Columbia; three grandchildren, Abby Edwards of Charleston, Jennifer Moye Malmberg (Derek) of Far Hills, N.J, and Major Joseph Moye (Christie) of Valrico, Fla.; and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation, services, and interment will all be held at Piney Grove Baptist Church, 152 Piney Grove Road, Lake View, S.C., 29563. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to Friends of Pine Hill Baptist Retreat, 2096 Baptist Road, Bennettsville, S.C., 29512; Piney Grove Baptist Church or Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 152 Piney Grove Road, Lake View, S.C., 29563.
Dallas Lee Brooks
Dallas Lee Brooks, 59, of 858 Tracy Sampson Road, died Sept. 4, 2012, from injuries suffered in an accident.
The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Revels Funeral Home Chapel in Lumberton, the Revs. Henry Oxendine and Lacy Sanderson officiating. Burial will follow in the Burnt Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery.
Brooks was born in Robeson County on March 23, 1953. He was the son of the late Butler and Eula Mae Brooks. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Gerald and Currancy Brooks, and a sister, Ivene Kernes.
He is survived by two brothers, Tracy of Lumberton and Gleen (Brenda) of Pembroke; four sisters, Mello Rose and Jerlene (Samuel) Deese, and Earlene (Tony) Blue, all of Lumberton; and Sara (Ronnie) Hardin of Pembroke.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Revels Funeral Home in Lumberton.
Barbara Butler Jackson, 31, of Dublin, died Sept. 4, 2012.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Tolersville Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
She was born Sept. 29, 1980, in Cumberland County, to Gerald Ray and Ramona McGill Butler.
She was licensed and certified in North Carolina basic law enforcement and emergency medical services.
She is survived by parents, Gerald and Ramona Butler; three sisters, Shanna Butler Stillabower, Melissa Butler Arhelger and Michelle Butler Hollingsworth; a brother, Michael Dale Fincannon Jr.; two children, Victoria Elizabeth and Joshua Brian Jackson; and maternal grandmother, Barbara McGill.
The visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at McNeill Mackie Funeral Home in St. Pauls.
Online condolences may be made at mcneillmackiefuneralhome.com.
James Johnson Jr.
James Johnson Jr., 63, of 249 Gulf St., died Aug. 31, 2012, at home.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Bright Hopewell Church in Laurinburg. Burial will follow at Hillside Memorial Park in Laurinburg.
Surviving are his wife, Joann Leak Johnson; a son, Flanda Daniel of Little Washington; six daughters, Elizabeth Richardson of Rocky Mount, Cynthia Leak and Lorene McCoy, both of Laurinburg, Marcia Robinson of Rowland, Sarah Bethea of Gibson, and Priscilla Leak of the home; two brothers, William Johnson of Chocowinity and John Johnson of Pantego; and four sisters, Patsy Wilkerson of Hempstead, N.Y., Vercal Peartree of Terra Ceia, Edith Jones of Washington, D.C., and Helen Rodman of Terra Ceia.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Graham Temple Church in Laurinburg.
David Smith, 79, of 2265 McPhail Road, died Sept. 2, 2012, at Southeaster Regional Medical Center.
The funeral will be 1 p.m Saturday at Floyd’s Temple No. 1 United Holiness Church, with burial to follow in the Meadowblock Cemetery in Lumberton.
He survived by his wife, Maggie Smith of Lumberton; six sons, David, Charles, Wendell, Wayne, Ricky and Shavon Smith, all of Lumberton; five daughters, Agnes Moore, Sarah Regan, Sandra Smith, Doris Baxley and Tammy Smith of Lumberton; a brother, Gray Smith of Lumberton; 42 granchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.
The visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at Colvin Funeral Home & Cremation, Lumberton.
Gwendale Sweat, 51, of 219 Wilson St., died Sept. 3, 2012, at home.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church in Cerro Gordo, officiated by the Rev. Kevin Bellamy. Burial will follow in the Mt. Tabor Memorial Garden.
Surviving are her stepfather Allen Austin and her mother Mary Austin; a daughter, Shonta Brown; two sons, Michael Martin and Rashaad Mitchell; four brothers, Henry McGee, Brain Burris, Robert Martin and Frankie Martin; two sisters, Carolyn Martin and Patricia Small; and nine grandchildren.
The visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today at S&L Funeral Home in Fair Bluff.
Celia Clark, 98, of 20080 Grinest Singletary Road, died Sept. 4, 2012, at Elizabethtown Nursing Center.
The funeral will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Clark Chapel in Tar Heel. Burial will follow at Grines Cemetery
Surviving is a sister, Elousie Jordan.
The visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today at Mckoy & Son’s in St. Pauls.
John McMillan Sr.
John McMillan Sr., 92, of 1818 Booker St., died Sept. 2, 2012, at Southeastern Hospice House.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Hilly Branch Baptist Church, officiated by the Rev. Joseph Dunham. Burial will follow at Elizabeth Heights in Lumberton.
Surviving are his wife, Elsie McMillan of the home; two sons, John McMillan III of Lumberton and Larry McMillan of Raleigh; a daughter, Sheila Bullard of Lumberton; a brother, Samuel McMillan of Winston-Salem; a sister, Lena McMillan of Fairmont; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Colvin Funeral Home & Cremations.
Lenora Hunt Locklear, 58, of Red Springs, died Sept. 5, 2012, at Southeastern Regional Medical Center.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Revels Funeral Home Chapel in Pembroke. Burial will follow in the Victory Holiness Church Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, Milton Locklear of the home; a son, Milton Locklear Jr. of Maxton; a daughter, Marlean Oxendine of Pembroke; a brother, Thomas Hunt of Lumberton; four sisters, Brenda Thomas of Maxton, Lonnie Jane Hunt of Pembroke, Strawdie Jacobs of Maxton and Jan Oxendine of Pembroke; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The visitation will be from1 to 2 p.m. before the service at Revels Funeral Home.