SANFORD - Linda Davis LaVerdure, 55, of 223 McDonald Road, died Wednesday (7/9/03) at home.
A native of Lee County, she was office manager at Air Cleaning Equipment, Inc. She graduated from Sanford Business College and was a member of the Benhaven Rescue Squad. She was a member of Olivia Presbyterian Church.
Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Olivia Presbyterian Church by the Rev. George Walton. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Surviving are her parents, Clayboun and Agnes McDonald Davis of Sanford; husband, Robert LaVerdure; sons, Ricky Sullivan and his wife Kate of Belgium and Marcus Sullivan and his wife Terri of Atlanta; a brother, Donald Davis and his wife Sallie of Sanford; and a grandchild.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.
Memorial gifts may be made to Olivia Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 88, Olivia, N.C. 28368 or to the Community Home Care and Hospice, 1602 Westover Drive, Sanford, N.C. 27330.
RAMSEUR - Alberta L. E. Brower, 85, of 4940 CC Square, Ramseur, died Monday (7/7/03) at Randolph Hospital.
She was a native of Chatham County and a retired homemaker.
Funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Oakland Baptist Church in Ramseur. Burial will be in Oakland-McCrary Cemetery.
She is survived by daughters, Fannie Patterson and Girlena McGee, both of Ramseur; sons, Tracy Brower Jr. of Asheboro and Ezell Brower of Siler City; a granddaughter, six grandsons and eight great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends 2 to 3 p.m. Friday at Oakland Baptist Church and at other times at the home of Ernestine B. Caviness, 4940 CC Square, Ramseur.
Arrangements were by Farrar Funeral Home, Siler City.
BRONSON, Fla. - Raymond McIver, 74, of Bronson, died Tuesday (7/8/03).
He was a native of Lemon Springs, N.C.
Funeral service will be held Saturday in Florida.
Surviving are his wife, Lena McIver of Bronson; daughters, Mary and Marilyn Fox, both of Sanford, N.C.; sons, Jimmy Joe Buie of Baltimore, Md., James Upchurch of New York, and Ricky and Victor McIver, both of Sanford; half-sisters, half-brothers and seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Flowers may be sent to Carney's Funeral Home, 217 Southeast Fourth Ave., Chiefland, Fla.
NEW HILL - Bessie H. Horton, 74, of New Hill, died Monday (7/7/03) at Western Wake Hospital in Cary.
Funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in New Hill.
Survivors include sons, David Hawkins and wife Brenda of Cary, and Terry Hawkins, at home; sisters, Mary Ruth Horton of Greensboro, Lillian Williams of Apex, Alma Stewart of Apex, Carrie Lee of New Hill, Ruby Mann of New Hill, and Betty Jean Dowdy of Fuquay-Varina; brothers, Calvin Hawkins Jr. of New Jersey, Earl and Elmer Hawkins, both of Philadelphia, Pa., Bobby Hawkins of Moncure and Frank Goldston of Friendship, N.C.
There will be no wake.
Albright Funeral Home of Apex handled arrangements.
MAMERS - Doris Genora Force, 79, of Mamers, died Wednesday (7/9/03) at Duke Medical Center.
She was the daughter of Malcolm James and Mollie O'Quinn Wood. She was a retired Civil Service employee with Womack Army Hospital.
Survivors include a daughter, Cindy Force of Broadway; a sister, Azalee Currin of Lillington; a brother, Cameron Wood of Lillington; and three grandsons.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at O'Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home in Lillington and other times at the home of Cindy Force.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3131 Wrightsville Ave., Wilmington, N.C. 28403.
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MIDWAY PARK - Ralph H. Wilmoth Sr., 79, of Midway Park, brother of Wayne Wilmoth and Betty Rae Holder, both of Sanford, Ernestine Seagroves of Gulf and Francis Wilmoth of Carthage, died Monday (7/7/03) at Britthaven of Jacksonville.
Formerly of Sanford, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was the owner of Jacksonville Cap for many years.
Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. today at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville. Burial will follow in Onslow Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville.
VASS - Willie Russell McLeod, of 148 Creek Ridge Road, died Tuesday (7/8/03) at Kingswood Nursing Center in Aberdeen.
Arrangements are pending at Watson Mortuary.
WALHALLA, S.C. - Marie Emma Barbara Brandt Dilworth, 90, of Walhalla, S.C., died Tuesday (7/8/03) at Mariner Health Care Center in Seneca, S.C.
A native of Oconee County, she was the daughter of the late Henry William and Caroline Kuemmerer Brandt. She was a homemaker and an active member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church where she was a member of the Mabel Deal Aull Circle, the Alter Guild and WELCA.
She was the wife of the late J.B. Dilworth. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Henry C. and the Rev. Dr. Frederick William Brandt, and sisters, Louise Butehorn, Frances "Sissie" Brandt and Henrietta Brandt.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Dilworth is survived by a son, Joseph Brandt Dilworth of Sanford, N.C.; two daughters, Frances D. Skaggs of Cayce, S.C., and Barbara D. Wilson of Walhalla, S.C.; and four grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Davenport Funeral Home in Walhalla, S.C., and at other times when the family is at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 West Main Street. Walhalla, S.C. 29691.
SANFORD - Virginia Feaster, 68, of 1611 Tempting Church Road, died Sunday (7/13/03) at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation in Siler City.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Grove Holiness Church by Pastor Pearline McMillian. Burial will be in the church cemetery. There will be no wake.
She is survived by daughters, Melissa Feaster-Larence and husband Perry of Broadway, Vanassa Hooker of Sanford, and Belinda Barrett and husband LaVon of Sanford; sons, Tony Feaster and wife Sheilneil of Broadway and Timothy Feaster and wife Theresa of Broadway; a sister, Dorothy Davis and husband Row of Macbee, S.C.; brothers, Boggie Pate and wife Cora and James Pate, all of Hartsville, S.C.; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two goddaughters, four foster children;
The family will receive friends at 1611 Tempting Church Road.
Arrangements are by Knotts Funeral Home.
SANFORD - Pauline Wicker Brown, 82, of 69 Polly Lane, died Monday (7/14/03) at home.
A native of Lee County, she was a daughter of the late Will D. Wicker and Roxanne Wicker Wicker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Norris Brown.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Antioch Baptist Church in Mamers by the Rev. Martin Groover and the Rev. Mike Oldham. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
She is survived by sons, Warren Ray Brown and wife Gail, Jerry Norris Brown, Larry William Brown and wife Sue and Tommy Dean Brown and wife Norma, all of Sanford; a daughter, Joyce Sharpe and husband John of Olivia; seven grandchildren, 5 stepgrandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 12 stepgreat-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.
SANFORD - Shelby Jean McAllister, 56, of 1368 Brookhollow Drive, died Monday (7/14/03) at home.
A native of Laurinburg, she was a daughter of the late Luther Beaden McAllister and Novella Parker McAllister.
Memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Smith Funeral Home Chapel by the family.
She is survived by a daughter, Angela Lee Harrison of Sanford; sons, Gerald W. Hayes of Oak Island and Timothy C. Hayes and Warren K. Hayes, both of Columbus, Ohio; sisters, Joyce of Oklahoma, Ruth E. Abgunas of Fayetteville, Beulah of Laurinburg and Wanda Caulder of Mebane; brothers, Luther B. McAllister and George O. McAllister, both of Burlington; and seven grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Smith Funeral Home in Broadway.