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Crumpler Funeral Home - Red Springs

Address: 220 East 4th Avenue, Red Springs, NC, 28377
Phone Number: 1-910-843-9000
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Henry Earl Stewart - December 14, 1950 - March 07, 2021

Departed: 03/07/2021 (Red Springs)
Obituary Preview: Mr. Henry Earl Stewart, 70, passed away Sunday, March 7, 2021 in Southeastern Regional Hospice House in Lumberton.
Henry was born in Robeson County on December 14, 1950 to the late James Roy and Essie Mae Herring Stewart. He worked as a welder in manufacturing before retirement.
Henry is survived by his wife, Linda Stewart of the home; sons, Timothy Earl Stewart and wife Alicia of Parkton, Daniel Evan Stewart of Kalispell, MO; a sister, Jean Fisher (Roy) of Murrells Inlet, SC; nieces and nephews, Belinda DeBelock, Beth McLelland, Chris Brown, Bill Hayes, Harley Hayes and Michael Hayes; a special sister and brother-in-law, Tony and Diane Rich.
A Celebration of Life service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday March 10, 2021 at Golden Gates Funeral Home, 220 East 4th Ave Red Springs, NC 28377 with Diane Rich officiating.
The family will receive friends following the service at the Funeral Home.
In Lieu of Flowers, memorials may be made to Southeastern Hospice House, 1100 Pine Run Dr. Lumberton, NC 28358.
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Douglas McArthur Thornhill - March 03, 1943 - February 02, 2021

Departed: 02/02/2021 (Red Springs)
Obituary Preview: Mr. Douglas McArthur Thornhill, 77, passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2021 in McLeod Regional Medical Center in Dillon, SC surrounded by his family.
Doug was born in Rolling Fork, MS on March 3, 1943 to the late Charles Wesley and Dorothy Helton Thornhill. He served in the US Army and was a Vietnam Veteran. He worked and retired from Goodyear as a Defects Analyst. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Gregory Scott Thornhill, siblings, Billy Thornhill, Jean Johnson, Linda Harris and Nancy Parkinson. Doug was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him.
Doug is survived by his loving wife, Gloria Thornhill of the home; daughters, Meredith Maxwell and husband Tommy of Lumberton, Keyna Humphrey and husband Robin of Red Springs, Tracey Thornhill and husband Robert of Raleigh; a son, Douglas Thornhill and wife Leigh Anne of Troutman; brother, Michael Thornhill, his wife Karyn and James Thornhill, all of Mississippi; 5 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday February 7, 2021 at Crumpler Funeral Home, 220 East 4th Ave Red Springs, NC 28377 Reverend James Blount with Reverend officiating.
The family will receive friends following the service at the Funeral Home.
Burial will be private in Alloway Cemetery.
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Shirley Barnes - September 24, 1944 - January 28, 2021

Departed: 01/28/2021 (Red Springs)
Obituary Preview: Mrs. Shirley Lee Barnes of Red Springs passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center at the age of 76.
Mrs. Barnes was born in Robeson County on September 24, 1944 to the late Freddie Braxton Lee and Lydia Norine Lee.
After retiring from WestPoint Stevens, our caring mother spent her time crafting, reading, and taking spontaneous trips to Holden Beach. Our mother loved thrift shopping and chunky dangle earrings. She enjoyed spending time with family that resulted in memories for a lifetime. Mrs. Barnes was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Wilton Barnes and two brothers, Ray Braxton Lee and Fredrick Douglas Lee.
She is survived by her daughters, Wilma Blouin (Bobby), Wendy Wong (Kiki); her grandchildren, Ashley Black (Mitch), Heather VanGilder (William), Kierra Wong, Caden Wong; 10 great grandchildren; her brothers, Howard Lee (Karen), Charles Lee (Nancy), Preston Lee; several brothers and sister in laws and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Graveside Services will be 3:00 Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Alloway Cemetery with Pastor Randy Locklear officiating.
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Trevonte Dawaine Parker - April 19, 1996 - January 26, 2021

Departed: 01/26/2021 (Red Springs)
Obituary Preview: Mr. Trevonte D. Parker, 24, transitioned from this life on January 26, 2021 in Fayetteville, NC.
Trevonte was born in Cumberland County, NC on April 9, 1996, son to Tokishea Hollingsworth and Danny Parker, both of Raeford.
Left to cherish his memory are his parents, children, grandmother, sisters, uncle, aunts and many extended family members.
Visitation will be 3:00-500 PM Sunday, February 7, 2021 at Crumpler Funeral Home, 220 East 4th Ave. Red Springs, NC 28377.
Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM Monday, February 8, 20201 at Crumpler Funeral Home.
Burial will follow in Center Grove Cemetery in Red Springs.
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Jeffrey Blake Campbell - November 18, 1961 - January 11, 2021

Departed: 01/11/2021 (Red Springs)
Obituary Preview: Jeffrey Blake Campbell of Orrum, NC passed away at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton on January 11, 2021 from complications due to covid.
Jeff was a strong man with a big heart who never met a stranger.  He loved to talk and would strike up a conversation with a complete stranger, whom after their conversation would become life long friends.  He loved life and enjoyed spending his time with his family especially his boys and grandchildren who were his joy.  Jeff was a 30 year veteran with NCDMV having worked with driver’s license and license and theft.  Jeff continued his work assisting those who wanted a license in CDL with Miller-Motte College.
Jeff was preceded in death by his mother Frances Estelle Hardin and his father Algon Heith Campbell both of Orrum.  Jeff is survived by his loving wife Jenelle Bowen Campbell formerly of Red Springs; his two sons, Joshua Blake Campbell and Zachary William Campbell and two grandchildren, Emmett Tucker Campbell and Emmalynn Harper Campbell.
Jeff is survived by two brothers Kenneth Heith Campbell (Donna) and Gregory Thomas Campbell both of Orrum, and his father-in-law, Sandy William Bowen of Red Springs.  Jeff is also survived by a multitude of friends and extended family.
Services will be held at Orrum Baptist Church on Sunday January the 17th 2021 with a visitation from 2:00-3:00 PM and funeral services beginning at 3:00 PM with pastor Gary Henderson officiating.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
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George Thomas Paris - February 29, 1940 - December 22, 2020

Departed: 12/22/2020 (Red Springs)
Obituary Preview: George Thomas Paris  was born on February 29, 1940 in Lynchburg, VA to the late Charles Rufus Paris and Mary Watkins Bullock Paris and transitioned through an earthly death to eternal life on December 22, 2020, at home surrounded by his family.  While he lived 80 years on this earth, he only celebrated his 20th birthday this year as a leap year baby!
George was a 1987 graduate of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian College, graduating Suma Cum Laude with a degree in business.  He enlisted in the North Carolina Army national Guard in 1957, retiring in 1993 from the U.S. Army Reserves as a Full Colonel.  George devoted nearly four decades of public service to the Town of Red Springs, NC; serving eight years as a town commissioner (1971-1979), and thirty years as mayor (1979-2009).  Amongst the many ways he led the changes and enhancements that moved Red Springs forward, most memorable was his tireless leadership through the restoration of the town following the devastation caused by the tornados in March 1984. In 2010 he received "the Order of the Long Leaf Pine" for distinguished service to the state of North Carolina from Governor Bev Perdue.
George became a Registered Land Surveyor in North Carolina in 1967 and was owner of George T Paris and Associates, PA - Land Surveying, where he continued to work until his passing.  He was a long-time member of the NC Society of Surveyors, also serving as President, as well as a member of the NC Board of Examiners for Engineers and Land Surveyors, serving as Chairman in 1985.  George was a dedicated member of the Red Springs Presbyterian Church where he was ordained as a deacon in 1970, an Elder in 1987 and served as Clerk of Session for many years.  He also sang in the church’s choir since 1955.
The pride of George’s life was that of his beloved family.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Rufus Paris and Mary Watkins Bullock Paris, his wife, Euolene Sizemore Paris, his brothers Charles Paris, Jr, Ben Paris, and Walter Paris.  He leaves behind his children, Tom Paris (Laurie) of Red Springs, NC, Elizabeth Paris Floyd (Al) of Raleigh, NC, and Sam Paris (Sasha) of Bristow, VA, a sister Mary Paris Templeton (Bill) of North Myrtle Beach, SC, ten grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, January 3, 2021 in Alloway Cemetery in Red Springs, NC with the Rev. Dari Rowen officiating.  All attendees are asked and expected to wear masks and follow all COVID-19 social distancing regulations.
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Mary Lou Sherrell - March 18, 1931 - December 04, 2020

Departed: 12/04/2020 (Red Springs)
Obituary Preview: Mary Lou Hallman Sherrill, age 89, passed away Thursday, December 4, 2020 at her home in Red Springs.
Mary Lou was born on March 18, 1931, in Gaston County to Audie and Myrtle Hallman.
She was married to Ervin Louis Sherrill for 54 years. He preceded her in death in 2008.
Mary Lou was a stay at home Mom first and foremost. She later worked for Stedman Manufacturing for 20 years. After retirement Mary Lou volunteered with Southeastern Hospice for 10 years. She was a long-time member of First Baptist Church of Red Springs and a member of Eastern Star Red Springs No. 8. Other than her love for Gerber Daisies, which you saw every time you rode by her house, was the love she had for children, especially her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. This love was so apparent even during her last days.
Mary Lou is survived by her son, Mike and wife Debbie of Alexandria, LA, son, Kenny of the home and daughter Cindy Fouts and husband Chip of Roanoke Rapids, NC; seven grandchildren, Courtney Halle of Louisiana, David Sherrill of Louisiana, Heather Sherrill of Dallas TX, Kyle Sherrill and Dustin Sherrill of Red Springs, Ryan Sherrill of Houston TX and Trey Fouts of Roanoke Rapids, NC; and five great grandchildren, Madelyn, Tyler and Graham Halle of Louisiana and Amara and Grayson Sherrill of Red Springs. She is also survived by her brother Bob Hallman of Kannapolis and numerous nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 9 at Carpenter’s Funeral Home in Cherryville, NC at 11:000 am. A graveside service will follow immediately after at City Memorial Cemetery.
A special thanks to Liberty HomeCare and Hospice of Raeford and especially to Vivian, Casandra, Shauna, Gloria, Tiffany and Ann for all of your love during this most difficult time.
In lieu of, flowers, Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Red Springs (parking lot fund), 701 East 4th Avenue, PO Box 166, Red Springs, NC 28377 and Liberty HomeCare and Hospice, 336 S. Main St., Raeford, NC 28376.
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Rachel Clark Nye Mercer - March 26, 1931 - December 02, 2020

Departed: 12/02/2020 (Red Springs)
Obituary Preview: Rachel Clark Nye Mercer, 89, of Red Springs, died Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at Glen Flora Nursing Home of Lumberton. Rachel was born in Robeson County on March 26, 1931, to the late John and Saloma Johnson Clark. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by husbands, Jerry Dixon Nye and William T. Mercer and son, George Brandon Nye.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Red Springs where she was a member of the Women’s Circle. She retired as head teller from First Union National Bank of Red Springs.
Funeral services will be Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 2 PM at First Baptist Church of Red Springs with Rev. Sandy Saunders and Dr. Scott Talley officiating with interment in Alloway Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 1 – 2 PM at the church.
Surviving are daughter, Beverly Edwards and her husband Herman of Red Springs; son Jerry Dixon Nye, Jr, of Red Springs; grandson, Brent Dixon Nye, Sr. and wife Heather; great grandson, Brent Dixon Nye and great granddaughter Callie Cecilia Nye all of New Mexico.
The family is accepting flowers or donations can be made to First Baptist Church Grounds Committee. Services for the Family are entrusted to Crumpler Funeral Home, 220 East 4th Ave, Red Springs, NC 28377. Condolences to the Family may be made at
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Sarah Ruth Bullard - September 02, 1948 - November 24, 2020

Departed: 11/24/2020 (Red Springs)
Obituary Preview: On Tuesday, November 24, 2020 Sarah Ruth Bullard “Rudy” passed from this world to her heavenly reward with her family by her side.
Sarah was born in Robeson County on September 2, 1948 to the late Calhoun and Celia Mae (Jones) Oxendine. Ruby Oxendine second mother. She was the loving wife to Harold Bullard and caring mother to seven children.
She is proceeded in death by brothers Kenneth Oxendine, Gerald Oxendine, Calton Oxendine, and Harold “Butch” Bullard and sister Glenda Bullard.
Left to mourn her passing is her husband Harold and daughter Denise of the home; her children; Harold Bullard Jr. (Sharon) of Red Springs, Mary Ann Locklear (Charles) of Rennert, Benny Ray Bullard (Cheryl) of Pembroke, Rene Kerns (Geno) of St. Pauls, Elaine Locklear (Jerry) of Lumberton, and Jennifer Locklear (Timmy) of St. Pauls; siblings, Mildred Locklear (Anthony) of Red Springs, Becky Oxendine of Pembroke, Ruby Mae Oxendine of Pembroke, Faye Oxendine of Lumberton, Ernita Locklear of Maxton, Carlton Oxendine (Donna) of Fayetteville, O. J. Oxendine (Hazel) of Red Springs, Calhoun Oxendine (Penny) of Pembroke, Harvey Oxendine (Judy) of Pembroke, Earl “Crow” Oxendine (Teressa) of Chadbourn, Willie Oxendine (Betty Faye) of Red Springs, 13 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and very special friends Linda and Billy (deceased) Oxendine.
Visitation will be 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Friday, November 27, 2020 at Crumpler Funeral Home, 220 4th Ave. Red Springs, NC 28377.
Funeral services will be held at Mercy’s Bridge Holiness Church on Saturday November 28, 2020 beginning at 2pm located at 11818 NC-211, Red Springs, NC 28377.
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Marvin Locklear - May 17, 1940 - November 20, 2020

Departed: 11/20/2020 (Red Springs)
Obituary Preview: Dateline: Shannon
Mr. Marvin Locklear, 80, passed away Friday, November 20, 2020 in Accordius Heath Care at Aberdeen.
Marvin was born in Robeson County on May 17, 1940, son to the late Munson and Odessa Brewer Locklear. He worked as an installer in Fire Protection before retirement. Marvin loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He was greatly loved by his family and will be missed by all who new him. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Melyar Locklear.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Eleanor Mae Locklear of the home; a son, Marvin David Locklear of Fayetteville; a daughter, Barbara Jean Locklear of Shannon; a special aunt, Winnie Lee Jones of Pembroke; 1 grandchild, 6 great grandchildren and a host of extended family members and friends.
Services for Marvin will be held at a later date.
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Frances Campbell McMillan - June 21, 1925 - October 29, 2020

Departed: 10/29/2020 (Red Springs)
Obituary Preview: Mrs. Frances McPhaul McMillan, 95, passed away Thursday, October 29, 2020.
Frances was born in Red Springs, NC on June 21, 1925 to the late John Henry McPhaul and Mary Ellen McIntosh McPhaul. Frances grew up on the family farm in Red Springs and attended Red Springs High School. Frances continued her education at Flora McDonald College graduating in 1946 with a BM degree in Organ and Public School Music. Frances was selected to The May Court her junior year and selected as Marshal that same year. Frances married J.P. McMillan Jr in 1947 and the couple moved to Fayetteville. While in Fayetteville Frances worked with The Red Cross and was an organist at Highland Presbyterian Church. Frances and J.P. and their two young children moved back to Red Springs in 1953. For the next several years Frances worked as a homemaker until she started offering private piano lessons in the home. She also served as a substitute organist at Red Springs Presbyterian Church. When Vardell Hall opened on the campus of Flora McDonald College Frances became a faculty member teaching piano and continued to offer private piano lessons. Frances eventually accepted the position of organist and choir director at Red Springs Presbyterian Church and served in that capacity for nearly twenty-five years. Throughout these years Frances continued teaching private piano lessons to young students from Red Springs and surrounding communities. Many of her students participated in piano guilds across the state and consistently received high marks. Along with her parents, Frances was preceded in death by an infant brother, her husband of nearly sixty-nine years, J.P.McMillan, Jr, a son-in-law, Terry Bullock, a grandson Chris Clark and two brothers, John Henry McPhaul Jr and William Daniel McPhaul.
Frances is survived by her children James P. McMillan, III (Anita), Donna McMillan Bullock, Linda Ellen McMillan, Laura McMillan Gaitley (Steven) and Dora McMillan Carter (David), sister-in-law, Nancy McPhaul, fourteen grandchildren, nineteen great gradchildren and special family friend Griffin Jones.
A graveside service is planned for family and close friends at 3:00 pm Sunday, November 1, 2020 at Alloway Cemetery in Red Springs, NC with Reverend John Cartrette officiating.
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Cora Pearl Johnson - February 29, 1948 - October 12, 2020

Departed: 10/12/2020 (Red Springs)
Obituary Preview: MAXTON - If we were in Laurinburg at Scotland Memorial Hospital Monday, October 12, outside the door of Pearl Johnson’s room, we may have heard her sing to the Lord. “Precious Lord take my hand, lead me on through this land, I am tired, I am weak, I am worn. Through the storms through the night lead me on to the light, Precious Lord take my hand lead me on.” At 10:30 in the evening the Lord answered her song and said, “Pearl, your mansion is ready, come and get your reward. With this Pearl Johnson left this world of pain and strife to be forever with her God and family members that have passed on before.
Cora Pearl Johnson was born in Scotland Memorial Hospital to John Arthur and Lucy Chambers Johnson on February 29, 1948. She accepted God in her early life and is a member of Household of Faith Church in Maxton, Pastor John W. Johnson. She received her education at R. B. Dean School in Maxton, NC. She is the mother of three loving sons.
Due to the Coved virus the family will hold a Going Home Memorial Service on the lawn of Williams Chapel AME Zion Church located at 420 Daystrom Road in Maxton with the Reverend Body Johnson, Jr. officiating. All are invited to remember Pearl’s life and give the family condolences at her passing.
Left to cherish her memory include her parents, John and Lucy Johnson; sons, Michael Johnson (Jacqueline), Gregory Johnson and Steven Johnson; sisters, Louise Johnson, Helen Heath, Pauline Drakeford, Joan Adams and Mamie Nyekudi (Mack), Rebecca Johnson of Maxton NC, Christine Johnson of Laurinburg; brothers, Rev John W. Johnson (Lillie), Laverne Johnson, David Johnson of Maxton, Willie Johnson (Barbara) of Orlando Fl. Four grandchildren; Quavon Johnson, Jhazmyn Johnson, Asia Bundy and Khalis Brown; Uncle Alexander Fairley and a host of nieces, nephews and friends and special friends Mary Hill and Frances Douglas. Services for the family are entrusted to Crumpler Funeral Home, 220 East 4th Ave, Red Springs, NC 28377. Condolences to the family may be made at
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William (Bill) Gales Miller - June 08, 1957 - September 12, 2020

Departed: 09/12/2020 (Red Springs)
Obituary Preview: God looked around Heaven and decided he needed some more voices in the Heavenly Choir. On Saturday, September 12, 2020, He reached out his hand of love and said Billy it’s time to come home I have the chair in the choir you wanted. With this we lost our dear friend here on earth and he gained his Heavenly reward with those who have passed on before.
William Gales Miller, or Billy to us, was born June 8, 1957 in Fayetteville to the late John Bogan and Retha Merle Gales Miller. After graduating from high school, he attended and graduated from UNC-Wilmington with a degree in computer programming. He worked with a computer firm in Raleigh until they moved overseas. He worked various jobs until his declining health caused him to retire. Even though retired his singing voice was still very active.
We will gather Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 3:00 pm at Cross Creek Cemetery to remember him and morn his passing.
Billy was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Michael. He is survived by a brother Gary Miller; a sister, Brenda Miller Trent, many nieces, nephews, friends and special friends Johanna and Patricia that were always there during his time of sickness. Services for the family are entrusted to Crumpler Funeral Home, 220 East 4th Ave, Red Springs, NC 28377. Condolences to the family may be made at
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Randal Keith Lindsay - August 25, 1955 - September 08, 2020

Departed: 09/08/2020 (Red Springs)
Obituary Preview: Mr. Randal Keith Lindsay, passed away in UNC hospital in Chapel Hill after a brief illness at the age of 65.
Mr. Lindsay was born in Pender county, Burgaw NC on August 25, 1955 to the late Wade Lindsay Sr. and Mary Helen Davis. He is also preceded in death by a brother, Wade Lindsay Jr.
He was a dedicated family man, that loved his wife, children, grandchildren, and most especially his mother. He loved fresh water fishing at Sharon Harris, and salt water fishing off of Kure Beach Pier. He loved camping, and drinking a warm Pepsi. He loved bluegrass music, especially “Who will sing for me” by Ricky Skaggs and he loved his country. Mr. Lindsay retired from the US Army after 20 years in which he was an engineer and helped in Guatemala after hurricane Andrew. After his military service he worked at Auto Zone for another 20 years. He enjoyed going to local cemeteries including Alloway Cemetery. He would go and clean-up tarnished head stones and replaced worn flags on soldier’s graves. He was a selfless, caring and generous man that would do anything for the ones he loved including his dogs. He did his damnest.
He is survived by his wife Clarinca Lindsay; two daughters, Cheryl Lindsay, and Mary Lindsay and future son in law, Joseph DeLuca; and a son, Kenneth Lindsay; three grandchildren, Clarinca Lindsay-Brock, Heaven Lindsay and Braxton Randal Lindsay and sister Tammy Levanger of Hopedale Idaho.
Visitation will be 4:00 – 6-00 PM, Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Crumpler Funeral Home, 220 East 4th Ave. Red Springs, NC 28377.
Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM Sunday, September 13, 2020 at the Crumpler Funeral Home, Red Springs.
He will be buried in Alloway Cemetery next to his mother and brother in Red Springs. Services for the family are entrusted to Crumpler Funeral Home, 220 East 4th Ave, Red Springs, NC 28377. Condolences to the family may be made at
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Gary Wayne Ammons Jr. - July 17, 1972 - September 05, 2020

Departed: 09/05/2020 (Red Springs)
Obituary Preview: Dateline: Hope Mills
Mr. Gary Wayne Ammons Jr., 48, passed away, Saturday, September 5, 2020.
Gary was born in Baltimore, MD on July 17, 1972, son to the late Gary Wayne Ammon Sr. and Irma Wiladean Maynard. Gary worked as a Painter, Carpenter and handyman. He will be greatly missed. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his adopted father, Bobby Lowery and several Aunts and Uncles.
He is survived by his sons, Jacob Ammons of Fayetteville; Ethan Wayne Ammons (mother Heather Adams) of Fayetteville; his adopted mother, Patsy Maynard Lowery of Hope Mills; a brother, Jeremiah Eyvn Lowery of Hope Mills; sisters, Mary Martha Lowery, Rebecca Sue Lowery, Bobbi Leah Lowery, all of Hope Mills, Anna Grace Martinez of Raeford; former wife, Lila Townsend of Virginia; and many extended family members.
Visitation will be 7:00 – 9:00 Monday, September 21, 2020 at Crumpler Funeral Home, 220 East 4th Ave Red Springs, NC 28377.
Funeral Services will be 1:00 PM Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at Crumpler Funeral Home, Red Springs with Reverend Matt Jones officiating.
Burial will follow in Lowery Cemetery, 220 Thunder Rd. Hope Mills, NC 28348.
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Leon Allen Hutcheson - November 04, 1931 - August 26, 2020

Departed: 08/26/2020 (Red Springs)
Obituary Preview: Leon Allen Hutcheson, 88, of Red Springs, NC, formerly of Alexandria, VA, passed away on August 26, 2020 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, NC.  Leon is survived by his wife of 69 years, Betty Ann (Morris) Hutcheson.   Leon is also survived by his four children, Keith Hutcheson (Jaime) of Bluffton, SC, Daria Hutcheson Bickel (Gregg) of Centennial, CO, Gregory Hutcheson of Chester Gap, VA, and Dennis Hutcheson (Kathy) of Spotsylvania, VA.  In addition, he is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, his sister-in-law Joan Morris who tremendously helped him in the last 4 years of his life in North Carolina, his sister-in-law Diane (Morris) Murphy, his niece Michelle Maroulis who assisted with his care recently, other nieces and nephews, his cousin Leo Wayson (Buddy) Potter, as well as other relatives.
Leon was born in Greensboro, NC on November 4, 1931.  He was adopted at birth by Forrest Benton Hutcheson and Lillian Thelma (Kilby) Hutcheson.  He grew up in Arlington, Virginia and lived at Fort Myers when his father Forrest was at war.  He attended Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, VA for four years.  Later, his family moved to Alexandria, Virginia and Leon transferred to Mt. Vernon High School.  Leon met the love of his life, Betty Ann Morris, at Mt. Vernon High School and they eloped on October 5, 1950 to La Plata, MD to get married while still in high school.  While at Mt. Vernon, Leon played varsity basketball.
Right after their marriage, Leon enlisted in the US Navy and served during the Korean war.  He continued to enjoy playing basketball while playing basketball for the Navy club team.  Leon and Betty lived briefly in San Augustine, FL for over a year when he was stationed at Green Cove Springs in Florida. After his honorable discharge in 1956, they eventually moved back to Alexandria, Virginia where they would raise their 4 children in the idyllic Alexandria neighborhood of Waynewood.  During their life in Waynewood, Leon started collecting and restoring cars, particularly Thunderbirds.  He loved his cars, especially his red convertible Thunderbird that won first place at a national car show.  Leon was a successful insurance agent with Nationwide Insurance while living in Alexandria, VA, eventually moving his office to Warrenton, Virginia after all his 4 children were grown.
With Leon working in Warrenton, Leon and Betty built a modern mountaintop home in Washington, Virginia that became their pride and joy.  They raised Belgium horses, had a mum plant business, and eventually opened a bed and breakfast they named “Sunset Hills Farms”.  Leon thrived in becoming his version of a farmer, planting fruit trees, making jellies and jams to sell at his farm store, and tending to his horses.  Leon built their red barn with his son Gregory helping him.  Leon became quite the baker too; he made all types of pies for people to enjoy.
Four years ago, Leon and Betty moved to Red Springs, NC to be closer to her sister Joan Morris.  Leon enjoyed the quiet street and close proximity to his sister-in-law Joan.  They loved reminiscing and telling stories of their time growing up in Alexandria, Virginia.  Almost a year ago, Betty’s other sister, Diane (Morris) Murphy moved to Red Springs and they all enjoyed spending time together.  Leon continued to delight in having flowers in his yard and adored his two cats, Tandy and Fuzzball, and his cockatiel Toby who made the move to North Carolina with them.
A graveside funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery, 8200 Bragg Blvd., Fort Bragg, NC 28310. A visitation will be held at Crumpler Funeral Home in Red Springs from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm prion to the graveside service at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery.
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Mildred Jane White - February 03, 1939 - August 14, 2020

Departed: 08/14/2020 (Red Springs)
Obituary Preview: COLUMBIA -- Mildred Jane White departed this world on Friday, August 14, 2020 at the age of 81 years, with her Family by her side.
Mildred was born February 3, 1939 to the late Johnnie Roscoe and Queen Ester McAllister in Rex, North Carolina. She was the fifth child and oldest daughter of ten siblings. She received her education in the Robeson County school system and moved to New York City upon graduation. Mildred was brought up in Mt. Zion UME Church in Maxton, North Carolina, where she will be laid to rest.
She was married to her true love, the late Robert White Sr., for 44 years.
Many called her a devoted Sister, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Christian. She was a kind, loving and caring person, always helping anyone in need; never exchanging words. She had a forgiving heart and never held any grudges. She always wanted to bring out the best in anyone who came into her life.
Mildred was a true Matriarch and the backbone of her Family. Her hobbies were knitting and photography, and her favorite color was Purple. She loved to dance, and she enjoyed listening to Motown music. But nothing pleased her more than cooking up a good old fashion Southern Meal; and would feed all that came.
Until her health declined, she was employed at Kings Park Hospital in Long Island, New York. She worked in the Food Service Department for over 15 years. Upon her retirement, she then moved to Fort Mill, South Carolina so that she could be closer to her Family. Mildred lived out the rest of her days traveling, shopping, cooking, enjoying her family; and making certain that none of her Family needed or wanted for anything.
Our Family will sorely miss you Mom.
Mildred is preceded in death by her Husband, Robert White, Sr.; Parents, Roscoe and Queen Ester McAllister; her Father and Mother-In-Law; One Daughter, Barbara Jean White; Four Brothers, Odell, Franklin, Allen and John McAllister, and one Sister, Bertha Mae Cargo.
She was survived by her three Sons, Robert White Jr. (Menette) of Matthews, NC, Anthony Vernon White (Rechetta) of Columbia, SC and John Russell White of Columbia SC; Two Brothers, Sylvester McCallister (Louise), of Red Springs, NC and Nathaniel McCallister (Viola) of Fayetteville, NC; Three Sisters, Queen Snow McCallister (Therman), of Lumber Bridge, NC, Pauline Leach, of Fayetteville, NC, and Willie Pearl Galbert of Red Springs, NC; Eight Grandchildren, Eight Great Grandchildren and a host of Nieces, Nephews, Family and Friends.
Mildred’s Homegoing Service will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Crumpler Funeral Home Chapel in Red Springs, NC with the Reverend Jeff Person Officiating, and Minister Queen Snow McAllister, Eulogist. Interment will follow at Mr. Zion UME Church Cemetery in Maxton, NC. Visitation will be held from 1:00-2:00 pm prior to the Funeral Service. Services for the Family are entrusted to Crumpler Funeral Home, 220 East 4th Ave, Red Springs, NC 28377. Condolences to the Family may be made at
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Othella Jane Heflin - December 31, 1969 - August 08, 2020

Departed: 08/08/2020 (Red Springs)
Obituary Preview: BLADENBORO - Othella Jane Heflin, 97, was taken into the arms of the Lord Saturday morning, August 8, 2020.
Othella was born April 22, 1923, in Bladen County to the late Wesley Santee and Della Jane Edwards Santee. She was married to the late Victor Leonard Heflin and was a beautician for many years in the Bladenboro community.
Graveside funeral services will be Tuesday at 10:00 am at Old Field Cemetery, pastors Christopher Swiatocho and Howard Allbright officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 am-12 noon at Shady Grove Baptist Church with a meal to follow.
Those preceding Othella in death include her husband; parents; son, Wesley Edward Heflin; grandson, Christopher James Heflin; six siblings, Gertrude Thompson Packer, Cornelia S. Edwards, Gerline S. Cook, Juanita S. Edwards, Murry Santee and Randolph Santee.
Surviving include two daughters, Judy Heflin Paluck (John) of Burgaw and Rebecca Jane Heflin of Bladenboro; daughter-in-law, Lynne Heflin of Clayton; four grandchildren, John Daniel Paluck (Diana), Jennifer Hering (Bret), Wesley Bryan Heflin (Nikki) and Sarah Heflin; seven great grandchildren, Erica, Emily, Charles, Caroline, Paige, Connor and Kayden; three great great grandchildren, Skylar, Kadalina, Michael and special friends Susan and Rodney. Services for the family are entrusted to Crumpler Funeral Home, 220 East 4th Ave, Red Springs, NC 28377. Condolences to the family may be made at
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Mary Lee Livingston - May 03, 1934 - August 04, 2020

Departed: 08/04/2020 (Red Springs)
Obituary Preview: Mary Lee (Clark) Livingston, 86, formerly of Red Springs, died Tuesday, August 4, 2020 in Agape Hospice House in Lexington, South Carolina. Mary was born May 3, 1934 in Marlboro county, South Carolina to the late Vander and Lula Mae (Turner) Livingston. Along with being a mother, housekeeper, wife and friend she was a weaver in the textile industry. She is preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Carson Clark, James Clark and Martha Clark.
Funeral services will be Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 3:30 pm at Crumpler Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in Alloway Cemetery in Red Springs. A visitation will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 prior to the funeral.
Left to mourn her passing include, daughter, Mary Wanda Livingston Hardin; grandsons, David Hardin (Lakin), William Hardin (Melody), and Chris Hardin (Arda); great grandchildren, Hardin, MacKenzie, Katie, Avery, Abraham, Zoey, Emery and Huck; siblings, Bander Clark of Laguna Beach, FL, Jimmy Clark, wife Margaret of Clio, SC, Betty Young Walters and husband Will of McCall, SC, Barbara Clark of McCall, SC, Macy Cummings, husband Randolph, McCall of SC and Ruby Stubbs of McCall, SC.
The family request in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Agape Hospice House 128 Liberty, Hill Lane, Lexington, SC 29072. Services for the family are entrusted to Crumpler Funeral Home, 220 East 4th Ave, Red Springs, NC 28377. Condolences to the family may be made at
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Roscoe Allen McNeill - March 23, 1945 - July 27, 2020

Departed: 07/27/2020 (Red Springs)
Obituary Preview: Roscoe Allen McNeill, 75, of Fayetteville, died Monday, July 27, 2020 at Cape Fear Medical Center.
Roscoe, formerly of Red Springs, was born March 23, 1945 in Robeson County to the late James and Louise Bounds McNeill.
The family will have a private graveside service Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Alloway Cemetery in Red Springs.
Surviving are two sons, Gregory McNeill (Shannon) of Laurinburg and Michael McNeill (Neal) of Durham; former wife, Brenda McNeill; sisters, Shirley Price and Nancy Brown; grandchildren, Kyla McNeill, Jesse McNeill and Luke McNeill and one great grandchild, Annorah Silver. Services for the family are entrusted to Crumpler Funeral Home, 220 East 4th Ave, Red Springs, NC 28377. Condolences to the family may be made at
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Rachel Etta Jackson - June 02, 1944 - July 22, 2020

Departed: 07/22/2020 (Red Springs)
Obituary Preview: If we were in Laurinburg at Morrison Manor Wednesday, July 22, outside the door of Rachel Jackson, we may have heard her sing to the Lord. “Precious Lord take my hand, lead me on through this land, I am tired, I am weak, I am worn. Through the storms through the night lead me on to the light, Precious Lord take my hand lead me on.” At 3:35 in the afternoon the Lord answered her song and said, “Rachel, your mansion is ready, come and get your reward.
Rachel Etta Jackson was born in Robeson County to the late Grealey and Ada Overstreet Jackson on June 2, 1944.
From birth, Rachel had physical handicaps, but her strong determination would not hold her back. As a young child she wanted to ride a tricycle, but she could not peddle with her legs so she laid on her stomach and used her hands on the peddles to make it possible for her to ride. This determination allowed her to attend church and associate with many friends. With her, the inability to walk may have slowed her down but didn’t stop her.
On Saturday at 2:00 pm, her family will meet at Alloway Cemetery in Red Springs to bid her earthly body good bye with a promise to meet her in Heaven to walk those streets like she has never been able to do here on earth. The funeral service will be conducted by Rev. Glen Odum.
Those left to morn her passing include her brother, Rick Jackson (Laura) and sister Brenda Jackson Fort (Jim) along with her nieces, nephews and friends.
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Larry Thomas Carnahan - August 19, 1942 - July 20, 2020

Departed: 07/20/2020 (Red Springs)
Obituary Preview: Difficult to insult, slow to anger, and quick to laugh, it was impossible to not have a good time when around Larry Carnahan. Unafraid to attempt things he was grossly under qualified to do, “failure is always an option”, could have been his motto. “I can’t” was not part of his vocabulary, or words he would let his children say.
Larry Carnahan, 77, of Raeford, N.C. died Monday, July 20, 2020 at Cape Fear Valley Hospital from having 3 fabulous sons.
Born in his home in Southeast Washington DC, the son of James and Juanita Carnahan, Larry has a sister, Carole (the late Malcolm) Gill, and two brothers, Ronnie (Doris) and Wayne (Rosemary). He grew up mostly in Falls Church, VA but for both of his 3rd grade years, he lived where his parents were from, on the boarder of Maryland/West Virginia (Bayard). (His mom was his teacher in the one room school house. She flunked him. She unapologetically said he wasn’t ready for 4th grade 🙂 He graduated from Falls Church High School and was drafted by the Army in 1964. Larry served as an M.P. guarding NATO stockpiles of weapons, in the Black Forrest of Germany, to which neither government will admit existed. After returning to Virginia, he became a car mechanic, his occupation until he retired. Married to Janice Holmes Carnahan in 1968, they moved to Fayetteville and later, Raeford, NC where they raised a family together, sons Shane (Stacey) (Mooresville, NC), Chad (Tina) (Philadelphia, PA) and Scott (April) (Tacoma, WA). In Fayetteville, Larry started his own foreign car garage, Five Flags, which was locally well known for the fact that, since 1975, it had a Volkswagen Bug sitting on top of a telephone pole. In the late 70’s, a couple of guys attempted to set a Guinness Book of World Record by living in it for several months until sickness and a hurricane derailed those plans. In the last few years, he was forced to take it down over a disagreement with the city over what is and isn’t safe, and who does and doesn’t need a permit. During the 1980’s he served in the National Guard until it was mutually agreed that they were not a good fit for each other. He had a variety of hobbies including fishing and hunting. He loved to fish but was such a notorious jinx that people were hesitant to invite him. He mostly took anti-sea sickness medication, slept, and caused everyone in the entire body of water to not catch anything. His curse is legendary. He loved to hunt when he was younger but only big bucks. We’re all pretty sure that, like his father, when he was “hunting” he was mostly looking at, or feeding, the deer. He loved all of nature and everything in it. Even the pinchy, bitey, and stingy things.
In 2001, Larry lived his dream and stopped having to turn a wrench. In retirement, he didn’t tell anyone that he knew anything about cars, lest they ask him to take a look or listen to that funny sound in theirs. He took up restoring classic cars, building projects, defending woodpeckers homes, saving turtles from his dogs, peeking at wildlife, trying to keep raccoons from eating his cat food, and his favorite past time, bragging about his grandkids. On weekends he went dancing and it was a point of pride that he never left the dance floor from the time he hit the door. He claimed he could do all the dances.
Besides being entertained when around him, you were likely to be pulled into situations you had not expected, prepared for, or agreed to. Sometimes you had to quickly come up with a philosophy or theory such as, “How do I safely release the raccoon he has trapped in his trunk?” Not too long ago, he accidentally set one of his feral cats on fire. It lives and was outside at the time. He was inside. He said he was trying to cook French toast. Sometimes you weren’t sure if you should start with “Why?” or “How?” with him. He would tell you to jump on a tractor while he pulls it really fast with a truck and when he says “now”, you should “pop the clutch”. This would lead to you getting ejected from the tractor and almost killed as your brother looks on in horror. He would be slightly annoyed that you seemed hesitant to get back on the tractor to try again. He was the type of dad that would ask, after you cut your finger to the bone with electric hedge clippers, if you wanted to go to the hospital? As a kid you of course said “no” and he would honor your request, put some tape on it and go about the day. He definitely practiced “rub some dirt on that” type of medicine and pain management. When he taught you how to drive a stick shift, he would only tell you to “Put the car in 2nd gear. Floor the gas. Dump the clutch.” Years later, when you realize he never got in the car and instead sent you off on your own and you asked him about it, he would say, “I’m not stupid. I wasn’t getting in the car with you. You couldn’t drive!”  He would tell you, “If you get arrested, don’t call me. I’m not going to be mad but you shouldn’t waste your one phone call.” He taught you that you were responsible for you. Once while demonstrating to his grandsons, the danger of circular saws, the lesson went on to include how to go get stitched up because, “that was a deep one”. He would gladly hand you a chainsaw and tell you to “chop down that huge tree and try to keep it from hitting the shed.” He was happy to live with the best you could do, without complaint. Never one to call the fire department, Larry was always surprised, and a little annoyed, when they showed up. Uninvited. Because of frequent visits to our property, our local volunteer fire department said they were going to charge us a fee the next time they came out. He kindly pointed out he never called them in the first place. Things were always under control, even when they obviously were not. As a kid, he didn’t like the way his front teeth looked so he was known to pick a fight and stand there, smiling, letting the person throw the first punch, or two, in the hopes he could get his teeth knocked out. He seemed annoyed that no one was able to accomplish it. He once threatened two people who ambushed, robbed, and assaulted him with a gun saying, “If you kick me once more, I’m getting up off this ground and we’re doing this again.” He boxed while in the Army and didn’t look to fight but sure didn’t mind one either, if it came to him.
At his garage, life lessons were taught to his children. He would tell you to pull a car around and then watch, laughing, as you realized a little late, in total horror, that the car was there because it had no brakes. He taught you to check things out before you assumed they functioned. If he seemed especially interested in what you were doing, with a mischievous grin, you knew you were about to figure something out, that he already knew. You would never forget what you were about to learn. Incredibly kind, he never lectured. He would only give one warning saying, “I wouldn’t do that.” That was the hint that you were about to be permanently injured by what you were doing. He didn’t give warnings for pain. You learned those lessons on your own. He could take it as good as he could dish it out. If, without telling him, you put a car into gear that had not previously been in gear and  he reached into the car, turned it over and it actually started, driving itself across the garage to crash into another car.  He wouldn’t get mad when you then made the comment, “You should always make sure it’s not in gear”. When he showed up one morning to discover smashed windows at his garage and you got angry, looking for justice against the kids who threw the rocks. You say, “Aren’t you going to call the police?” He would ask you if you had ever smashed a window. The answer was “yes” for him (and you) so he taught you about karma and was at complete ease with kids being kids. He almost never involved the authorities. He was known to chop a fingertip, or two, off and act like nothing just happened. Sincere apologies to his customers, but he would let you pick the best car and take it for a spin with only 1 rule. “Don’t spin out in front of the garage.” When the cops show up because you were 12 years old and doing 80 through a neighborhood in a Porsche 911, he would tell them he had no idea what they were talking about, while he stood right next to the very car. He ALWAYS had your back. He fully supported his kids in their pursuit of anything except being a mechanic. He worked them hard so they knew what hard work was and what awaited them if they didn’t pursue education. He never took a day off. He could fix anything. Or at least he thought he could and was definitely going to try.
Having not been born in hospital, he was quite proud of the fact that he had never been to one until a little while ago. He would definitely say “I told you so” about the whole situation.
Larry is survived by his three sons and was a proud grandfather to Brett, Dylan, Tyler, Amelia, Danica and Madeline. Willing to submit to any of their requests, we have the photos to prove he was quite a good sport.
As Larry was known to join whatever religion would feed him, no formal service will be held. If you didn’t know him, you missed your chance. His family plans to hold a private memorial service at a later date, at which loved ones and friends will be expected to eat and drink prodigiously as well as light a bonfire large enough to call the local fire department’s bluff. In his honor, we will turn them away and tell them we’ve got this.
Larry would think flowers are a waste of time and would rather they stay on the plants. He would not want any memorial donations. He would want you to go about your life, stop to take in nature, and be as happy as possible.
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Betty Lou Thaggard - June 30, 1935 - July 09, 2020

Departed: 07/09/2020 (Red Springs)
Obituary Preview: Ms. Betty Lou Lindsay Thaggard, 85, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2020 in her home.
Betty was born in Robeson County, NC, daughter to the late Earl and Eula Mae Smith Lindsay. She was a very active member of the First Baptist Church, Red Springs, member of the Choir and served as the Church Secretary for 40 years. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Carl H. Thaggard and a son-in-law, Kraig Jarvis.
She is survived by her daughters, Shandra Mitchell of Fayetteville and Bonnie Jarvis of Red Springs; a brother, Raeford Lindsay of Asheville and a sister, Helen Davis of Lumberton; 2 grandchildren, Lindsay Blackburn (Daniel) of Selma and Sarah Copley (Daniel) of Clayton; great grandchildren, William Blackburn, McKenzie Copley, Mylee Copley and Paisley Copley.
A Celebration of Life service will be 11:00 AM Thursday, July 16, 2020 at First Baptist Church, 701 4th Ave. Red Springs, NC 28377 with Dr. Ray Ammons officiating.
Burial will be private.
In Lieu of Flowers, memorials may be made to World Hunger, C/O First Baptist Church, 701 4th Ave. Red Springs, NC 28377. Services for the family are entrusted to Crumpler Funeral Home, 220 East 4th Ave, Red Springs, NC 28377. Condolences to the family may be made at
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Rosalynde Gibson Cowdrey - November 22, 1936 - June 25, 2020

Departed: 06/25/2020 (Red Springs)
Obituary Preview: Rosalynde Gibson Cowdrey, 83, daughter of the late William Nathan Gibson, Jr. and Amelia Vardell Maxwell Gibson, went to be with the Lord surrounded by her loving family on June 25, 2020. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, educator and Librarian, Rosalynde touched and transformed countless lives. Born in Red Springs, North Carolina, Rosalynde was a loving and caring person who truly cherished connections with others. At a very young age, Rosalynde appreciated and understood art, poetry, and cultures. Eventually, she developed a love for the French and English languages and began her college career as an English Major at Flora MacDonald College in Red Springs. She graduated with Honors from Flora MacDonald, achieving a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Rosalynde furthered her Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, obtaining a Masters Degree in English and graduating with honors. After graduating from the University of North Carolina, Rosalynde travelled Europe spending time with family friends outside Hamburg, Germany.
Rosalynde began her professional career in Jacksonville, Florida, where she taught at Jacksonville University. During this time, she met and married the late David Arnold Cowdrey, with whom she had two children, William Arnold Cowdrey and Claire Vardell Cowdrey. Rosalynde continued teaching English and French at Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville, where she shared her enthusiasm for language and the arts with many young learners. Pursuing her love of literary education, Rosalynde later worked in the Library at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. During this time, she returned to school and received a Masters Degree in Library Science from Florida State University in Tallahassee. Rosalynde began working for the Duval County School System at Nathan B. Forrest High School and Sandalwood High School and retired after a successful 20 year career. She is remembered by her students, friends and family with love and appreciation for her extraordinary skill as a teacher, counselor, mentor and friend.
Throughout life, Rosalynde greatly enjoyed the sports of basketball and tennis.  As basketball captain for Red Springs High School, an alum of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels, and a recreational tennis club member, she enjoyed watching with enthusiasm both sports throughout life and retirement. Rosalynde found solace in writing poetry, taking photographs and creating paintings for family members. Her summers were fondly spent at her family home in Red Springs, as well as Holden Beach, North Carolina. Both places were always filled with family, music, laughter, and conversation. She had cherished memories of good times spent there with her husband, son and daughter, grandchildren, friends, and extended family.
Rosalynde is survived by her son William Arnold Cowdrey of Jacksonville, Florida; her daughter Claire Cowdrey Ojeda and husband Orlando Ojeda of Riverdale, New York; grandchildren, David Gregory Ojeda and Catherine Amelia Ojeda; William Grady Marley, Jr. of Raleigh, North Carolina, husband of her late Sister Frances Amelia Gibson Marley, ​nephew William Grady Marley, III, and wife, Amy King Marley of Raleigh, North Carolina; nephew, Greer Stephens Marley, and wife, Rebecca Dawn Marley of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina.
Graveside services for Mrs. Rosalynde Gibson Cowdrey will be Friday, October 9, 2020 at 11:00 am at Alloway Cemetery.
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Betty Lou Parks Burns - April 15, 1933 - June 15, 2020

Departed: 06/15/2020 (Red Springs)
Obituary Preview: Betty Lou Parks Burns, 87, of Fayetteville, formerly of Red Springs, passed away on June 15, 2020. She was born in Hoke County to the late Hugh and Bessie Parks. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grady Wilton Burns; son, Richard (Ricky) Wayne Burns; four brothers and one sister.
Betty was employed by Burlington Industries until her retirement.
Betty is survived by daughters; Lori Burns Steele (Anthony) and Brenda Burns Johnson (Gary), special granddaughter, Mindy Burns Coles (Michael), 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
The family wishes to express their love and appreciation to Betty’s beloved caregiver, Ruth Maynor.
The family will receive friends, Thursday, June 18, 2020 between the hours of 1-3 pm at Crumpler Funeral Home of Red Springs. Due to Covid-19 pandemic, funeral services will be held for family only at 3:00 pm at Crumpler Funeral Home with Reverend Sandy Saunders officiating. Graveside services will follow at Alloway Cemetery, Red Springs. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is an obituary?

An obituary is a written notice that announces the death of a person, typically including their name, age, date of birth and death, and a brief biography. It's usually published in a newspaper, online obituary platform, or funeral home website to inform friends, family, and community members of the person's passing.

Why are obituaries important?

Obituaries serve as a way to honor and celebrate the life of the deceased, while also providing important information about their passing to those who knew them. They can also help to notify people of funeral or memorial service arrangements, allowing them to pay their respects.

What is included in an obituary?

A typical obituary includes the person's name, age, date of birth and death, and a brief biography that highlights their accomplishments, interests, and relationships. It may also include information about their surviving family members, funeral or memorial service arrangements, and any charitable organizations or causes they supported.

Who writes an obituary?

Obituaries are usually written by family members or friends of the deceased, although some funeral homes or online obituary platforms may offer writing services. In some cases, a professional writer or journalist may be hired to write the obituary.

How long does it take to write an obituary?

The time it takes to write an obituary can vary depending on the complexity of the information and the writer's familiarity with the deceased. On average, it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours to write a well-crafted obituary.

What is the difference between an obituary and a death notice?

A death notice is a brief announcement of someone's passing, usually including only the most basic information such as their name, age, and date of death. An obituary, on the other hand, provides more detailed information about the person's life and legacy.

Can anyone write an obituary?

Yes, anyone can write an obituary, but it's often best written by someone who was close to the deceased and has intimate knowledge of their life and experiences.

How do I submit an obituary to a newspaper?

To submit an obituary to a newspaper, you'll typically need to contact the paper's obituary department directly and provide them with the written obituary and any required documentation, such as a death certificate. Be sure to check the newspaper's submission guidelines and deadlines in advance.

Can I publish an obituary online?

Yes, many online platforms and funeral home websites allow you to publish an obituary online. This can be a convenient way to share the news with a wider audience and provide easy access to information about funeral or memorial service arrangements.

How long does an obituary stay online?

The length of time an obituary remains online varies depending on the platform or website. Some may keep it available indefinitely, while others may remove it after a certain period of time.

Can I edit an obituary after it's been published?

In some cases, it may be possible to make minor edits to an obituary after it's been published, but this depends on the policies of the publication or platform. It's always best to proofread carefully before submitting the obituary to avoid errors.

What is the cost of publishing an obituary?

The cost of publishing an obituary varies widely depending on the publication or platform. Some newspapers or websites may charge a flat fee or per-line rate for printing or posting an obituary.

Can I include photos in an obituary?

Yes, many publications and online platforms allow you to include one or more photos with the obituary. This can be a meaningful way to personalize the tribute and help readers remember the deceased.

What is a living obituary?

A living obituary is a self-written account of one's life that is typically created while the person is still alive. It can serve as a way to reflect on one's accomplishments and experiences, as well as provide guidance for loved ones in case of their passing.

How do I find an old obituary?

You can try searching online archives of newspapers or websites that specialize in collecting historical records. You may also want to contact local libraries or genealogical societies for assistance.

Can I use social media to share an obituary?

Yes, social media can be a convenient way to share news of someone's passing with a wide audience. You can post a link to the online obituary or create your own tribute page on platforms like Facebook or Twitter.

Is it appropriate to include humor in an obituary?

Yes, incorporating humor into an obituary can be a fitting way to celebrate the person's life and personality. However, be sure to consider the tone and audience when deciding what type of humor is appropriate.

Can I include quotes or lyrics in an obituary?

Yes, including meaningful quotes or song lyrics can add depth and personalization to an obituary. Just be sure to obtain any necessary permissions or credits if using copyrighted material.

How do I handle mistakes in an already-published obituary?

If you discover errors in an already-published obituary, contact the publication or platform immediately and provide corrected information. They may be able to issue a correction or update the online version.

Can I write my own obituary in advance?

Yes, some people choose to write their own obituaries in advance as part of their estate planning or as a way to reflect on their life. This can be a unique opportunity for self-reflection and legacy-building.

What is the purpose of an obituary headline?

An obituary headline serves as a brief summary of the person's life and helps readers quickly identify who has passed away. It should be concise yet informative.

How do I decide what information to include in an obituary?

Can I include charitable donations in lieu of flowers in an obituary?

Yes, many families choose to suggest charitable donations in lieu of flowers as a way to honor their loved one's memory and support causes they cared about.

How do I ensure accuracy when writing an obituary?

To ensure accuracy when writing an obituary, verify facts through reliable sources such as birth certificates, marriage licenses, and other official documents. Also, proofread carefully before submitting the final draft.

What is the role of an obituary in grief support?

An obitiary can play a significant role in grief support by providing closure for loved ones and serving as a focal point for tributes and condolences. It can also help facilitate communication among friends and family during a difficult time.

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About Jeffery Isleworth

Jeffery Isleworth is an experienced eulogy and funeral speech writer who has dedicated his career to helping people honor their loved ones in a meaningful way. With a background in writing and public speaking, Jeffery has a keen eye for detail and a talent for crafting heartfelt and authentic tributes that capture the essence of a person's life. Jeffery's passion for writing eulogies and funeral speeches stems from his belief that everyone deserves to be remembered with dignity and respect. He understands that this can be a challenging time for families and friends, and he strives to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible. Over the years, Jeffery has helped countless families create beautiful and memorable eulogies and funeral speeches. His clients appreciate his warm and empathetic approach, as well as his ability to capture the essence of their loved one's personality and life story. When he's not writing eulogies and funeral speeches, Jeffery enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and traveling. He believes that life is precious and should be celebrated, and he feels honored to help families do just that through his writing.