Charges filed in accident which killed Siler City woman, daughter

BY ZACHARY HORNER, News + Record Staff
Posted 10/18/19

SILER CITY — A Siler City woman and her daughter were killed last month in a vehicle collision in Siler City.

Lucille Currie, 87, of Siler City, and Cherry Scotton Marsh, 63, of Snow Camp, died …

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Charges filed in accident which killed Siler City woman, daughter

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SILER CITY — A Siler City woman and her daughter were killed last month in a vehicle collision in Siler City.

Lucille Currie, 87, of Siler City, and Cherry Scotton Marsh, 63, of Snow Camp, died after a three-vehicle incident Sept. 20 on U.S. Hwy. 64 which also sent two individuals to the hospital, one of them cited for multiple offenses.

According to a report from the N.C. State Highway Patrol, Malik Crayton of Snow Camp was driving north on Siler City Snow Camp Road at 5:13 p.m. when he crossed the centerline and side-swiped a car driven by Nancy Allender of Whitsett. Crayton’s vehicle then hit a car driven by March head-on. The collision killed Currie and Marsh and sent Crayton and Jesse Scotton Jr., of Siler City, to UNC Hospital.

Crayton now faces two charges of death by motor vehicle, speeding 71 in a 55-mph zone and driving left of center.

According to Aerial Marsh, Cherry Marsh’s daughter, Scotton was not expected to survive, “but he’s improving.” Scotton is Currie’s son. Ariel Marsh also said Crayton, who is an acquaintance, is out of the hospital.

Currie worked for 30 years for Townsend Foods and served as a Deaconess at Rocky River Missionary Baptist Church, according to her obituary. She left behind three children, a brother, two sisters, nine grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren and “a host of relatives and friends.”

“Lucille was a devoted and loving mother, sister, grandmother and friend,” the obituary stated. “She loved her family like none other, always willing to go without so someone else could have.”

A Jordan-Matthews High School alumna, Marsh became a pastor in 2000 and founded a church in Siler City. She became an Apostle and her ministry was broadcast on the Word Network Channel. She left behind her husband, three children, 20 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

“Apostle Marsh was a true Women of Faith who loved the Lord with all her heart, and was willing to reach and teach the lost at whatever the cost,” her obituary stated. “She operated in the Five-Fold Ministry, and throughout, she continued to be a loving and giving Woman of God.”

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