Copeland Burdell “Buddy” Still Sr., 64, of Goodview, passed away on Oct. 1, 2012.
The memorial will be 7 p.m. today at Diamond Hill Baptist Church, the Rev. Ken Butterworth officiating.
He was born May 15, 1948, in Sweden, S.C. He was the son of the late Hubert Jerome Still and Ida Copeland Still.
Buddy was the retired owner of Still Mobile Home Services and was a member of Diamond Hill Baptist Church.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 18 years, Cynthia Lynn Still; a son, Copeland B. Still Jr.; three grandchildren, Kellyn Redding Still, Corland Taylor Still, Colby Tanner Johnson, all of Tobaccoville; his son’s mother, who remained his good friend, Phyllis Still; a sister, Mary Poindexter of King; a brother, H. Jerome Still of Winston-Salem; and many other family members and friends.
The family will receive friends following the service at church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Diamond Hill Baptist Church 3541 Horseshoe Bend Road, Moneta, Va., 24121.
Arrangements are by Oakey’s Vinton Chapel and Crematory, 540-982-2221. Online condolences may be made at www.oakeys.com.
Oliver “Booger” Powers Jr., 62, of 2007 Yarborough Road, died Oct. 2, 2012, at Southeastern Regional Medical Center.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Calvary Cornerstone Church, Pastors David Hodge and Don Goforth officiating. Burial will be in the Alloway Cemetery in Red Springs.
Powers was born in Robeson County on Feb. 12, 1950. His father, Oliver Junius Powers Sr.; a brother, James Henry Powers; and a sister, Betty Jean Godwin, preceded him in death.
Powers retired from Lumbee River Electric and attended Calvary Cornerstone Church in St. Pauls. Booger lit up the room with his amazing charm and charisma. Those who knew him will remember his blue eyes, friendly smile, and his amazing ability to make those around him find humor in life.
Survivors are his wife, Faye Powers of the home; three daughters, Melissa “Missy” Powers of Wilmington, Tina Powers of Southport, and Lauren Powers of Hope Mills; a stepdaughter, Robin Hunt of Raeford; a stepson, Anthony Caldwell of St. Pauls; his mother, Vera Powers of St. Pauls; a brother, Charles Powers and his wife Julia of Angier; two sisters, Brenda Taylor and her husband Frank of St. Pauls and Faye Harrell and her husband Bob of St. Pauls; a brother-in-law, Gene Godwin of Rocky Mount; and honorary sister, Cathy Carter and her husband Donald of Parkton; seven grandchildren; and five stepgrandchildren.
The visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Crumpler Funeral Home, 220 E. Fourth Ave., in Red Springs.
Memorials may be made to the Gibson Cancer Center, 1200 Pine Run Road in Lumberton.
Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com.
Ventrice L. Oxendine, 65, of Charlotte, passed away Oct. 4, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
The funeral celebrating his life will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Funeral Home, Bro. Jerry Rowe conducting the service. Burial will be private.
Vince was born May 3, 1947, in Robeson County to the late Quessie O. Knuckles. When he was 14, he moved to Charlotte and made it his home. Vince enjoyed all sports, especially NASCAR. Whether it was driving a race car or just being a spectator, he loved it all. He was the type of guy who never met a stranger, and was a friend to all, but the most important thing to Vince was family. His grandchildren were everything to him.
He is survived by his wife of more than 41 years, Sherry Oxendine; three daughters, Renee Mangan (Freddy), Tammy Oxendine (Jesse Daniels) and Caroline Reisinger (Mark), all of Charlotte; five grandchildren, Cameron, Brandon, Jessica, Nick, Ava Grace; a great-grandson, Jaylen; five brothers, Bryan, Russell, Steve, and Joey Knuckles; two uncles; a aunt; and numerous loving cousins and friends.
His family will receive friends for two hours before the service beginning at noon.
The family asks that in appreciation for the heartfelt love and support extended their family that memorials be sent to Presbyterian Hospice, P.O. Box 33549, Charlotte, N.C. ,28233 in loving memory of Vince.
An online condolence and guest registry is available at www.heritagefuneral.net.
Heritage Funeral Home is honored to serve the Oxendine family.
Alexandria Gail Hunt, 26, of Fairmont, died Oct. 3, 2012, at Southeastern Hospice House.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Floyd Funeral Services Chapel in Fairmont. Burial will follow in Hunt family cemetery in Rowland.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Janet R. Hunt.
Hunt is survived by her father, Billy J. Hunt of Fairmont; a stepmother, Brenda Hunt, also of Fairmont; a son, Omoury Bradley Hunt Alford of Lumberton; and a daughter, Kimora Rose Alford of Lumberton.
The visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Floyd Funeral Service in Fairmont.
Peggy L. Smith, 74, formerly of St. Pauls, died Oct. 2, 2012, at Southeastern Regional Medical Center.
The funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Saint Pauls Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. David Holloway officiating. Burial will follow in Parkton Cemetery.
She is survived by three sons, Calvin, Joe and Tony McMillan; a brother, David Smith; two sisters, Ann Edge and Joyce Britt; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The visitation will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home before the service.
Virginia Guyton Smith
Virginia Guyton Smith, of Lumberton, passed away Oct. 3, 2012, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Zion Hill Baptist Church, the Rev. LeRoy Burke and special friend Donald Kelly officiating. Burial will follow at Meadowbrook Cemetery.
She was born on Oct. 26, 1926, in Bladen County to the late Walter Guyton and the late Monnie Brisson Guyton. She previously worked as a retail clerk at Belk’s.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Rudolph Smith; a son, Wayne Guyton Smith; and a grandson, Jackson Griffin.
Smith is survived by two sons, Kenneth Smith and wife Huvetta and Warren Gene Smith and wife Alberta, all of Lumberton; a daughter, Patricia Griffin and husband Jack of Raleigh; a daughter-in-law, Anga Smith of Sophia; a sister, Janie Storms and husband Roscoe of Hampton, Va.; five grandchildren, Phil Smith, Melissa Bruce, Cressa Allen, Kendra Bentley, and Josh Smith; two adopted grandchildren, Allie Eyers and Casey Eyers; and two great-grandchildren, Bernadette Bruce and Vince Bruce.
The visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Floyd Mortuary & Crematory in Lumberton.
On-line condolences may be made by visiting: www.floydmortuary.net.
William Dwight “Bootboy” McRae, 63, of 3846 N. Bristol St., formerly of Red Springs, died Sept. 29, 2012, at Tacoma General Hospital.
The funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at St. James AME Zion Church. Burial will follow in Alloway Cemetery in Red Springs.
He is survived by a wife, Wanda Patterson McRae of Tacoma; three daughters, Monica Ray of Washington, Jamia McRae and Dionne Johnson, both of Tacoma; a sister, Joanne Hicks of Syracuse, N.Y.
The visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at L.E. Floyd Funeral Home.
Sherman Locklear Jr.
Sherman Locklear Jr., 53, of 322 E. Fourth Ave., died Oct. 3, 2012, at Southeastern Hospice House.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
He is survived by his mother, Susie Mae Locklear of Red Springs; a son, Aaron Huggins of Red Springs; a daughter, Tiffany Locklear of Fayetteville; three sisters, Deborah Miller of Raeford, Carolyn Sue Locklear of St. Pauls and Samantha Locklear of Red Springs; a brother, Ricky Locklear of Texas.
The visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Crumpler Funeral Home.
Charlie McArthur, 83, of Red Springs, died Oct. 1, 2012.
The funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Miracle Revival Center, Apostle Anthony Buie officiating. The internment will follow in the Community Rest Cemetery in Red Springs.
He is survived by his daughter, Latesha Baxter of High Point; a brother, George McArthur of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a sister, Blanche Patterson of Raleigh.
The visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the Jackson Funeral Home Chapel in Maxton.
Ruby Thelma Gilchrist Williams, 90, of 1700 Cedar Creek Road, died on Oct. 2, 2012.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Macedonia Apostolic Holiness Church in Raleigh. Burial will follow in Angier Community Cemetery.
She is survived by three daughters, Ruth Elliot, Dorothy Yon and Barbara Sammy; three sons, Eddie Williams, Floyd Williams and Robert Williams; 35 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 30 great-great-grandchildren.
The visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Ella Mae Hammonds, 85, of 165 McGirt Gin Road, died Oct. 3, 2012, at her home.
The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Cherokee Chapel Holiness Methodist Church, the Rev. Jimmy Locklear Officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery
She is survived by two sons, Garth Jacobs of Maxton and Harold Driggers of Laurel Hill; six daughters, Sandra Dial, Renne Jones, Trina Locklear, Lisa Hammonds, all of Maxton, and Audrey Lowery and Wanda Chavis, both of Laurinburg; three brother, Steve Locklear, Donald Bullard and Chester Bullard, all of Maxton; three sisters, Dottie Locklear and Elaine Strickland, both of Pembroke, and Alberteen Hunt of Red Springs; and a host of grandchildren.
The visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Boles Funeral Home in Red Springs.
Willie Ellerbee Jr.
Willie Ellerbee Jr., 55, of 236 S. Patterson St., died Sept. 29, 2012, at his home.
The funeral will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in McLeod Cemetery.
He is survived by his father, Willie F. Ellerbee; a mother, Lillie Mae Ellerbee; four daughters, Priscilla McRae, Michelle McRae, Latonya McRae and Janet McRae; a son, Willie F. Ellerbee III; nine brothers, Ronnie Roberson, Micheal Ellerbee, Anthony Ellerbee, Joe Ellerbee, Bob Ellerbee, Tommy Ellerbee, Daniel Ellerbee, Willie Ellerbee and William Ellerbee; two sisters, Delores E. Bethea and Francine Ellerbee; and 10 grandchildren.
The visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today at S&L Funeral Home.