Obits for Jan. 21

First Posted: 1/20/2012

Mable Sampson


Mable Sampson, 60, of 2434 Deep Branch Road, died Jan. 19, 2012.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Revels Funeral Home Chapel in Lumberton, the Revs. Timmie Sampson, Jerry McNeill and Jason Chandler officiating.

Sampson was born in Robeson County on Dec. 21, 1951. She was the daughter of the late Boyd and Lula Mae Sanderson Sampson.

She is survived by a son, Scotty Mitchell and wife Brandy, both of Lumberton; a daughter, Liza Thompson and husband Tuskalusa of Clarksville, Tenn.; two grandsons, Tyler Scott Mitchell and Tristan Blake Mitchell; a special niece, Dedra Sanderson; two special friends, Diane Hunt and Shirley Locklear; and a host of other family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Revels Funeral Home and other times at the home.

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Shari Turner


Shari Lynn Fowler Turner, 50, of Lumberton, passed away on Jan. 20, 2012, at her home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Elim Baptist Church in Lumberton, the Rev. James Graham officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Elim Baptist Church Cemetery.

She was born in Robeson County on June 5, 1961, to the late Edgar Buddy Fowler and the late Bonnie Walters Fowler. She was the owner and operator of Sassy Gals in Lumberton.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Trudy McMillan.

Turner is survived by her husband, Carey Wayne Turner of the home; two daughters, Melissa Stone Caulder and husband Randy, and Toni Watkins Maynor and husband Ronnie, all of Lumberton; three brothers, Jeffrey Fowler, Ricky Fowler and Ashley Fowler, all of Lumberton; three sisters, Susan Graves of Lumberton, Diane Branch of Raleigh, and Penny Cox and husband Tommy, all of Lumberton; seven grandchildren, Karlie Stone, Logan Caulder, Jacob Maynor, Sebastian Maynor, Brandi Caulder, Joshua Caulder and Justin Caulder; three great-grandchildren; and many special nieces and nephews.

The visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at Floyd Mortuary & Crematory Inc., 809 E. Fifth St., Lumberton.

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Ruby Scott


Ruby Blackwell Scott, 83, of Laurinburg, passed away to her Heavenly home on Jan. 20, 2012.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Richard Boles Funeral Service Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Dean Lucas. Burial will follow at Scotland Cemetery.

Ruby was born in Scotland County on Nov. 28, 1928. She was the daughter of the late Zeb and Mollie Evers Blackwell and the beloved wife to the late JD Scott. Scott was the owner of Kiddie Corner Daycare and served as a faithful member of Vineyard of Life Church. She dedicated her life to loving and caring for others. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and truly loved spending time with her family and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she also was preceded in death by brothers Ed Blackwell, JR Blackwell, Luke Blackwell, Ralph Blackwell; and a sister, Barbara Blackwell.

Scott is survived by her daughters, Teegie Stewart and husband Duncan, both of Laurinburg, Teresa Russell and husband Doug, both of Maxton; sons, Jackie Scott and wife Dale, both of Laurinburg, Tim Scott and wife Belinda, both of Garden City, S.C., and Nelson Scott of McColl, S.C.; a sister, Amelia Suggs of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a host of other family and friends; all of her Kiddie Corner Daycare children; and her church family.

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

Paid obituary

Connie Brisson


Connie Marie Tatum Brisson, 60, of Bladenboro, died Jan. 19, 2012, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Colly Chapel Church, the Revs. Kennie Smith, Jim Woodruff and Stephen Muse officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Wendell Brisson; two sons, Robert Brisson of Bladenboro and Shannon Brisson of the home; five brothers, Johnny Tatum of Whiteville, Tommy Tatum of Colly Creek, Allen Tatum of South Port, James Tatum of Bolton and Glen Tatum of Abbottsburg; and a sister, Deborah Parker of Vass.

Arrangements by Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.