SPRING LAKE - Vallie Mae Hare, 86, of Spring Lake, died Wednesday (10/1/03) at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Fayetteville.
She was a homemaker.
Chapel service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday Adcock Funeral Home by the Rev. Wayne Schlink. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Gardens, Spring Lake.
Surviving are daughters, Lorraine Armstrong of Sanford and Fay Webb of Spring Lake; sons, Earl Hickman and Larry Hickman, both of Spring Lake; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Adcock Funeral Home.
SANFORD - Funeral for Arthur Stanley Brown, of 2807 Charwood Place, who died Saturday (9/27/03), was held Wednesday at San-Lee Chapel by the Rev. Michael Boyette. Burial followed in Buffalo Cemetery.
Taped music was played.
Pallbearers were Chris Puryear, Justin Puryear, Reid Brown, Chad Puryear, Jordan Puryear and Scotty Brown.
Arrangements were by Smith Funeral Home, Broadway.
BULLOCK - Funeral for Doris Harward Greene, 67, of 5069-B Townsville Road, who died Sunday (9/28/03), was held Wednesday at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home by the Rev. Gregg Presnal. Burial followed in White Hill Cemetery.
Organist and choir director was Johnsie K. Brown. The Cameron United Methodist Church Choir sang. Soloist was Gary Ashley.
Pallbearers were Ron Roy, Rich Winfield, Eddie Arnold, Raymond Arnold, Forrest Greene, Travis Greene, Mitchell Arnold and Calvin Van Meter.
Arrangements were by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.
GIBSONVILLE - Funeral for Aliene R. Ross, 77, of 203 Sedalia Road, who died Sunday (9/28/03), was held Wednesday at Smith Funeral Home, Moncure, by the Rev. Tom Scronce. Burial followed in Moncure Methodist Church cemetery.
Taped music was played. The congregation sang.
Pallbearers were Scott Ellington, Terry Vinson, Stephen Mays, Larry Stephens, Tracey Sapp and Jimmy Williams.
Arrangements were by Smith Funeral Home of Moncure.
SANFORD - Marion Golshall Kron, 85, of 1363 Maryland Court, Carolina Trace, died Wednesday (10/1/03) at Pinelake Heath Care and Rehabilitation Center.
Arrangements are by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.
PITTSBORO - Rosetta Hanks, 84, of Pittsboro, died Wednesday (10/1/03) at the Laurels of Chatham.
Arrangements were by Knotts Funeral Home of Pittsboro.
SANFORD - Grover Nathan Brown, U.S. Navy retired, died Tuesday (9/30/03) at his home.
Born in Lee County, he was a son of the late Elizabeth Graffelner and Grover N. Brown Sr. He was preceded in death by a daughter in 1958, Frances Hope Brown, a sister, Janice Stover, and a brother, Garland W. Brown.
He was a member of East Sanford Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and Sunday School director, and was on the grounds and building committee. He was a life member of the VFW, Submarine Veterans of USA, Inc., American Legion, Fleet Reserve Assn., and the Seven Seas Club, and the Holland Club (an honor bestowed to those who qualified on submarines for more than 50 years). He retired from the U.S. Navy, serving in the Submarine Service for 20 years.
Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Rogers Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Russell Blackmon and the Rev. James McGhee. Burial will follow in the Cool Springs Baptist Church cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Frances Medlin Brown; daughters, Karen Jean Whitaker and Sallie Ann Davis, both of Sanford; sons, Dennis Leon Brown and Grover Michael Brown, both of Sanford; a brother, Albert Brown of Sanford; a half-brother, Joseph Sanders of Virginia; a sister, Betty Austin of Hampton, Va.; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home.
ROBBINS - The Rev. Richard Perkins Hayes, 77, of 230 Pinehurst St. and Pinelake Health and Rehab Center in Carthage, died Monday (9/29/03).
A native of Portsmouth, Va., he was a U.S. Marine veteran of World War II, a graduate of Davis-Elkin College in Elkin, W.Va., and Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Va. He began his first ministry in Glen Alpine, was a former minister at Elise Presbyterian Church in Robbins and at First Presbyterian Church in Spring Lake.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sebina Wheeler Hayes.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Monty Brown officiating.
He is survived by his wife, Janie Brown Hayes of Pinelake Health Center in Carthage; a son, William Hayes of Omaha, Neb.; daughters, Virginia H. Dahl of Bowie, Md., Laura Hayes of Franklin, Tenn., and Karen H. Reece of Robbins; stepsons, Jimmy Dickens of Cameron and Danny Dickins of Sanford; stepdaughter, Patricia Wicker of Tramway; brother, William Hayes of Norfolk, Va.; four grandchildren and six stepgrandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Kennedy Funeral Home and other times at the Karen Reece home, 230 Pinehurst St., Robbins.
Memorial gifts may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 400, Robbins, N. C. 27325.
LILLINGTON - Ezra G. Freeman, 80, of Lillington, died Monday (9/29/03) at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford.
He was a son of the late Enoch S. and Bertha Gilchrist Freeman.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Cool Springs Untied Methodist Church in Broadway by Pastor Ann Benson and Pastor Hollis Fedrick. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
He is survived by a brother, Charlie Freeman of Lillington, and sisters, Treva F. Kelly of Broadway and Utha F. Smith and Starr F. Webb, both of Lillington.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at O'Quinn-Peebles Funeral home and other times at his home.
Memorial gifts may be made to Community Hospice, 1602 Westover Drive, Sanford, N.C. 27330.
Arrangements are by O'Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home.
SANFORD - Funeral for William "Bill" Pretty Jr., 59, of 1901 Columbine Road, who died Sunday (9/28/03) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Calvary Baptist Church by the Rev. Thomas E. Smith Sr. and the Rev. David Dolby. Burial will be in Lee Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the church.
A native of Raleigh, he and wife Mildred are owners/operators of McDonald's of Sanford. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lovie Pretty, and brother, Alton Pretty.
Surviving are his wife, Mildred S. Pretty, at home; sons, Reginald F. Pretty of Charlotte and Furney I. Pretty of Apex; his father, William Pretty Sr.; sisters, Glenda Wilkins, Vanessa Dunn and Beverlyn Pretty, all of Raleigh; a brother, Milton Pretty of Oxen Hill, Md.; and three granddaughters.
Memorial gifts may be made to the William Pretty Jr. Scholarship Fund at Shaw University, c/o P.O. Box 3938, Sanford, N.C. 27331.
Arrangements are by Horton Funeral Home.
DURHAM - N. Allene Currin, 96, of 817 Green St., died Monday (929/03) at Hillcrest Convalescent Center.
A native of Granville County, she was a daughter of the late R.O. and Corinna Eakes Currin. She attended Granville County schools and Edwards Business School in High Point. In 1929, she went to work at Leggett Department Store in Oxford. She was transferred to Belk-Leggett in Durham in 1930, where she was buyer in the children and teen departments. She retired in 1972 after 43 years of service.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Clements Funeral Chapel with Dr. Delos Miles officiating. Graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. in Mountain Creek Baptist Church cemetery in Oxford. Casket bearers will be Jerry Currin, Van Wood, Brent Wood, Currin Miller, Ken Christian and Bradsher Blackwell.
She is survived by sisters, Corinna Thompson and Marjorie Wood, both of Durham, and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Clements Funeral Home.
VASS - Charles Rodney Kovach, 54, of Vass, died Monday (9/29/03) at home.
A native of Greensboro, Pa., he was a son of the late Charles Kovach and Norma Metcalf Kovach. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Vietnam War. He lived in Akron, Ohio, until his move to North Carolina in 1985.
He was a member of "Rollin' Thunder" Motorcycle Club of Akron and president from 1983 to 1985. He was an avid enthusiast of vintage automobiles.
Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at Beaver Creek Baptist Church in Cameron with the Rev. J. Scott Yow officiating.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
He is survived by his companion of 23 years, Patty Hankins of Cameron; a stepson, Douglas Hankins III of Cameron; daughters, Stephine Curt of Akron and Katie Hajdu of Ravenna, Ohio; brothers, Barry Kovach of Cameron and Larry Kovach of Akron; a sister, Kimberly Lozier of Woodbury, Tenn., and mother, Norma Kovach of Woodbury, Tenn.
The family will receive friends from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the church prior to the service.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Cancer Support Group, Beaver Creek Baptist Church, 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron, N.C. 28326.
Arrangements are by Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.