Obits for March 17

First Posted: 3/16/2012

James Bullard


James “Wozzie” Bullard, of Lumberton, passed this life into eternal life on March 15, 2012, at the home of his sister, Mary Hunt.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Branch Street United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Lumbee Memorial Gardens.

He was a roofer and worked a lifetime in the trade that he loved. He was a lifetime resident of Lumberton and was currently residing at 617 Branch St., Lumberton.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Chalmers and Veola Bullard; his brother, Chalmers Bullard Jr.; and his wife Sadie Lee Bullard.

He has left to cherish his memories, a daughter, Rose; a son, James Micheal Porter; two sisters, Mary Hunt and husband Edward of Lumberton, and Maxine Young of Goldsboro; a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends; and special friends, Sam; his caregiver, Ginger, and former caregiver, Kim.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Revels Funeral Home in Lumberton.

Paid obituary

Margie McNeill


Margie L. McNeill, of 2191 Shannon Road, moved to her new home, March 14, 2012.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Riverside Independent Baptist Church, the Revs. Dr. Michael Cummings, James Mitchell Cummings and Davey Locklear officiating. Burial will follow in Luther H. Locklear Cemetery in Red Springs.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. James Chesley McNeill; her parents, Luther and Mandy Locklear; sisters, Zula Canady and Joyce L. Jones; brothers, Martin Locklear, Curtis Locklear, Floyd Locklear, Marse Locklear and Archie Locklear; and a grandchild, Elisha M. Graham.

Grandma Margie lived a godly, full and energetic life. She will be missed greatly. She was a great supporter, first as a pastor’s wife, second as a mother, third as a grandmother and great-grandmother. She served as a mother and custodian of Riverside Independent Baptist Church and dietician of Riverside Independent Baptist Christian Academy. Grandma enjoyed praising God. She loved singing for the Lord. She also enjoyed following the Riverside Christian Academy basketball team. She has many adopted children who will miss her greatly.

Grandma Margie leaves to cherish her memories her children and their spouses, James C. and Shirley R. McNeill, Charles E. and Susan McNeill, Preacher Jerry R. and Paulette McNeill, Preacher Jimmy D. and LaRuth McNeill, Johnny L. and Shirley McNeill, Garnie F. McNeill, Ronnie and Retha McNeill, Carolyn G. and Kenny Emanuel, Virginia and Ricky Hardin, Linda and Preacher Davey Locklear; 42 grandchildren; 84 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Shirley Scott, Doris Chavis, Janie V. Locklear and Grace Hammonds; a brother, Marvin Locklear; an adopted son in Christ, Wayne Reed; a loving church family; and a host of relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at the church.

Arrangements by Revels Funeral Home in Lumberton.

Paid obituary

Lucille Thompson


Lucille Carter Thompson, 70, of 703 Parker Drive, died March 14, 2012, at Southeastern Hospice House.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Monday at Bayside Freewill Baptist Church, the Revs. James Mitchell Cummings and Roosevelt Scott officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Thompson was born in Robeson County to Dave and Effie Mae Carter on Sept. 22, 1941. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Thompson; her parents, Effie and Dave Carter; and a son, Burton Locklear.

She is survived by her children, Alene Jacobs and husband Bobby, Johnny Paul Locklear and wife Roseanne, Brenda Chavis and husband James, and David Wayne Carter (Sandra); brothers, Boyd Carter, Wade Carter, Elsie Carter and Elvert Carter; sisters, Lena Fields and Gracie Lee Carter; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Revels Funeral Home in Lumberton.

Paid obituary

Brantley Strickland


Brantley Strickland, 59, of Maxton, passed away on March 15, 2012, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Monday at Richard Boles Funeral Service Chapel, officiated by the Revs. Roderick Carter and Earl Deese. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Baptist Church cemetery.

Brantley was born Aug. 3, 1952, in Robeson County. He was the son of the late Wade Strickland Sr. and Retha Mae Miller Strickland. He was a lifelong farmer and served as a member of the East Maxton Church of God. He was an avid sports fan, enjoyed watching Redskins football, Carolina Tar Heels and especially NASCAR racing. He was a loving brother and friend.

In addition to his parents, he also was preceded in death by brothers Clinton Strickland and Wade Strickland Jr.

Brantley is survived by his brothers, Dexter Strickland and friend Eyvone, and Arnold Strickland and friend Tammy, all of Maxton; a special niece, Kelsey Strickland; two special aunts, Vivian Miller and Kathy Locklear; and a host of other family and friends.

The visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Richard Boles Funeral Service.

Paid obituary

Davis Turner

St. Pauls

Davis Turner, 15, of St. Pauls, passed away on March 16, 2012, at Southeastern Regional Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday in Saint Pauls Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

He is survived by his parents, Robert and “DeeDee” Turner; maternal grandparents, Richard and Carolyn Davis; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Turner, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Schultz; paternal great-grandmother, Viola Branch; paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs Howard Turner; a brother, Joshua Turner; and a sister, Emily Turner.

Memorials may be made to Give Kids the World, 211 South Bass Road, Kissimmee, Fla., 34746.

The visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Paid obituary

Edna Ransom


Edna Ruth Ransom, 79, of Bladenboro, died March 15, 2012.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Lewis-Bowen Funeral Home Chapel.

Surviving are four daughters, Jackie Parnell and Tammie Ammons, both of Bladenboro, Brenda Miller of Fayetteville, and Glenda Gibson of Whiteville; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at Lewis-Bowen Funeral Home.

Lorraine Oxendine


Lorraine Oxendine, 49, of 4673 N. Chicken Road, died March 15, 2012, at Southeastern Regional Medical Center.

The graveside service will be 11 a.m. today at Mt. Airy Baptist Church Cemetery, the Revs. Steve Strickland and Dr. Michael Cummings officiating.

Surviving are her parents, Benjamin Oxendine and Lucille Oxendine; two brothers, Michael Oxendine and Micky Oxendine; and three sisters, Alice Meyer, Teresa Oxendine and Tabetha O. Clark.

Services entrusted to Locklear & Son Funeral Home.

Ronald Owen


Ronald Earl Owen, 81, of Clarkton, died March 16, 2012.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Clarkton Cemetery, the Rev. Stewart Link officiating.

Surviving are his wife, Emily Shaw Owen of the home; and two sons, Ronnie Owen and Michael Owen, both of Clarkton.

The family will recieve friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the home, 581 Hallsboro Road, Clarkton, N.C., 28433.