Obituaries

Posted 3/29/19

Joseph “Joe-Joe” Wayne Johnson

Joseph “Joe-Joe” Wayne Johnson, 19, of Snow Camp passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019.

Joe-Joe was born in Orange County on October 5, 1999 to Joseph …

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Joseph “Joe-Joe” Wayne Johnson

Joseph “Joe-Joe” Wayne Johnson, 19, of Snow Camp passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019.

Joe-Joe was born in Orange County on October 5, 1999 to Joseph “Joe” Lee Johnson and Rhonda Taylor Johnson. He was a member of the F.F.A. at Southern High School where he graduated in 2017. He was also a member of Center United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, survivors include three sisters, Breyhauna Lee Johnson, Kelsie Johnson Agnew and her husband A.J., Jordan Alyssa Johnson; maternal grandmother, Hazel Blankenship; paternal grandmother, Martha Clifton; paternal grandfather, James Darrell Johnson; nephew, Colton Blake Agnew; and his girlfriend, Daniela Villalpando.

A memorial service was conducted at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Center United Methodist Church in Snow Camp.

The family received friends from 4 until 7 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2019 at Rich and Thomson Funeral Home in Graham. At other times they will be at Joe-Joe’s residence.

Condolences may be offered at: www.richandthompson.com.

MRS. PAULINE S. MYERS

Mrs. Pauline S. Myers passed away peacefully early Saturday morning, February 16, 2019, at the Genesis Center in Siler City. 

She is pre-deceased by her parents, James Garfield Smith and Emma Ray Brown Smith, her sisters, Lucille Smith Anderson, Annie Belle Smith Thompson, and her brothers, John Smith, Paul C. Smith and Elmer Smith.  Mrs. Myers was originally from Moore, County, NC and she was a member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church of Pittsboro.  She was a member of The Silver Angels Sunday School Class that was taught by Sandy Williams and she enjoyed being a part of all the fun times they had and she loved them very much.

Mrs. Myers spent much of her life in New York working at Harlem Valley State Hospital in Poughkeepsie.  She was a supervisor in Food Service for 29 years.  After her retirement, she moved back to North Carolina.  In 2012, her health was declining and she moved to Florida to spend time with her only living sister, Annie Belle Thompson.  After her sister passed away, she became a resident of Genesis Healthcare in Siler City in 2018 and remained there until her death.

Mrs. Myers was very crafty and enjoyed needlepoint and crocheting.  She created many beautiful items.  Her God and her church were important to her.  She never had children but considered her brother, John Smith’s children partially hers and she loved all her family.

She is survived by nieces, Carolyn Cate (Larry) of Chapel Hill, Dianne Smith Cates (Mike) of Pittsboro, Gail Smith Bryant ( Dean) of Moncure; and nephews, Charles Smith (Jacqueline) of Hillsborough , Lee Smith (Patsy) of Mebane and Kenny Smith ( Yvonne) of Pikeville.Today, she is reunited with all her brothers and sisters in Heaven!

A Service of Remembrance was held at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, 1785 Mt. Gilead Church Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312. The family received friends and guests following the service in the fellowship hall.

Condolences may be made at: www.donaldsonfunerals.com.

PHYLLIS HOPE HARRIS BURNS

Phyllis Hope Harris Burns born August 29, 1947 in Siler City passed away March 19, 2019 at home in Pittsboro.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dorothy Hart King and Bruce Harris. Phyllis leaves behind her husband, Barry Burns of the home; children, Shane (Bonnie) Burns, Josh (Cindie) Burns and August (Denise) Burns; grandchildren Jake and Harris, all of Durham; sister, Susan (Chuck) Brantley of Pittsboro; brother, Vic Harris of Burlington; and sister Andrea Kadlec of Seattle; her favorite uncle, Harold (Rebecca) Harris and many loved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. During the darkest hours, caretakers, Barbara McQueen, Liz Tedesco, Edith Bonilla, Rhonda Goldston, Kierra Marsh and Lorene Barrett became members of the family as well as the Hospice family Shannon Morgan and Cynthia Royals-Wilson.

Talented in so many ways, Phyllis was primarily a recognized watercolorist who recently achieved a prominent status to become a Signature Member of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina (WSNC). She was a member of the National Watercolor Society, and Watercolor Society of North Carolina. Phyllis received many awards from various originations including WSNC, NC State Fair, Moore County Arts Council, Duke University and others. The NC State College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) also published her artwork on six covers of their CVM magazine. She was also published in the Eno Magazine at Duke University. Phyllis was drawn to nature and her specialty was painting the animals and nature around her. She had a unique ability to capture the animals’ personality and the eyes to their soul. Phyllis’s painting skills were mostly self-taught and by attending artists workshops.

Phyllis was also a Master Gardener who loved getting her hands in the dirt. She had her garden as well as her many flowerbeds for 50 years, which featured beautiful rock walls and balanced standing rocks, while planting numerous trees in her yard.

It seems that anything she ever did, she always excelled. Her formal education ended as a graduate from the Veterinary Medical Technology program at CCCC. Her many talents included learning to play the dulcimer, guitar, but finally settling on the banjo. In the last six years, her children Shane and August joined Phyllis in her love for music. Phyllis also spent years playing music with other talented musicians.

Phyllis taught Sunday school at Chatham United Methodist Church in her early years. She studied the Bible and the Christian faith but as she grew, she also learned the teachings of many cultures and religions as she formed her understanding of her place in God’s sacred and majestic world for all. Phyllis considered herself more spiritual than religious having a close connection with God through nature.

A beautiful spirit loved by all who met her, moves on to her next journey, a deeper bond with God.

Visitation will be held at Donaldson Funeral Home in Pittsboro, on Saturday, March 30 from 7 to 9 p.m.

A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at Chatham United Methodist Church, 1826 Chatham Church Road, Moncure on Sunday, March 31 at 2 p.m. followed by a reception in the fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to UNC Hospice or NC Botanical Gardens.

Condolences may be made at: www.donaldsonfunerals.com.

DOROTHY MARY O’CALLAGHAN
CAMPION-CORCORAN

Dorothy Mary O’Callaghan Campion-Corcoran (Dotty) died on March 21, 2019, at age 87 as the result of a stroke, in the Skilled Nursing Unit of The Arbor at Galloway Ridge, in Fearrington Village, North Carolina.

Dotty was born on July 11, 1931, the third of six children of Edmund and Dorothea (Ready) O’Callaghan. She is predeceased by her siblings, Donal O’Callaghan, Edmund O’Callaghan, Constance (O’Callaghan) Looney, Paul O’Callaghan and Thomas O’Callaghan. She graduated from Newton High School, in Newton, MA and attended Carney Hospital School of Nursing in Dorchester, MA.

On June 14, 1950 she married James Walsh Campion III (Jim) of Hanover, NH; they had met on a blind date at Governor Dummer Academy where he was a student. Between 1951 and 1957 they had six children: Constance Campion Harvey (Connie) of Vero Beach, FL, married to Nicholas Harvey (Nick); James Walsh Campion, IV (Jay) of Etna, NH, married to Polly Kent Campion; Kathleen Campion Lord of Fearrington Village, NC, married to John C. Lord (Jack); Edmund Ronan Campion (Ed) of Chapel Hill, NC, married to Margaret Norton Campion; Karen Campion Weaver of Gilford, NH, married to Richard Weaver (Dick); and Kevin Ready Campion of Minnetonka, MN, married to Barbara Doebley Campion. Thomas Visoky became part of their family in 1973. Dotty’s husband Jim died in 1982, and she subsequently married Martin Francis Corcoran (Marty), who brought his son Martin Francis Corcoran Jr. (Martin) of Claremont, NH, into the family.

Over the years Dotty was involved in many diverse areas of interest. Before Dartmouth College embraced co-education, the college would reach into the community for the female roles in their theater productions. Dotty performed in many of these, including leading roles in the musicals “The Pajama Game” and “Wonderful Town”; more serious” roles, such as Moliere’s “The Misanthrope”, were also part of her repertoire. She later continued her love for theater with productions of The North Country Community Theater, where she played the role of Blanche in “Glass Menagerie”.

Having grown up in a city, one of the first things Dotty needed to do upon marrying and moving to New Hampshire was to learn to ski. She was an eager student, and later went on to teach in the Ford Sayre Ski Program. Skiing was a feature of family life and it was an integral part of The Bus Trip. In 1965, the whole family piled into a greyhound bus that Jim had converted into an early version of an RV, and set off on a two month cross-country adventure. They skied and visited sites from Mt. Rushmore to the Grand Canyon, from the San Diego Zoo to Beale St. in New Orleans, and on to the monuments in Washington, DC. After arriving home again, Dotty returned to working in the family store, James W. Campion, Inc., on Main Street in Hanover, NH., and continued to work there until 1982. In 1993, she opened a reincarnation of that store as Campion’s Women’s Clothing Store in Hanover.

Throughout her life Dotty had an interest in the workings of the mind, she had a great curiosity about its influence upon how people interacted with each other. This lead her to become involved with Rehabilitation Counseling, also known as Co-Counseling. This, and her relationship with the Catholic Church, developed in her a depth of caring that was reflected in how she lived her life. Her commitment to her community led to her election as Commissioner of Grafton County, NH in 1979; she served in that position until 1988. In 1987, she initiated what would become her proudest achievement: she, along with Peg Little and Trix Officer, founded the non-profit organization Good Beginnings of the Upper Valley. The purpose of Good Beginnings was, and continues to be, to make sure that every baby enjoys a “good beginning”; the services of the organization are available to every family in the community with a new baby.

In 2007, Dotty and her husband Marty moved to the Galloway Ridge Retirement Community in Fearrington Village, NC. Marty died at Galloway Ridge at after a prolonged illness in 2009. While living there, she continued to show her caring nature by assisting with the tutoring of adults in a local English as a Second Language class, as well as reading to children at a local daycare center.

She came from a large family, and had a large family of her own. Her children called her Mom or Momma, or Mummy, and even, occasionally Mother. Her 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren who are scattered throughout the country called her Gabin.

And then there is the extended family: a whole flock of Campions, Corcorans, O’Callaghans, Looneys, and Murphys; they all called her Aunt Dotty. Anyone who met her, whether it was her fellow Galloway Ridge residents and Staff, the entire populous of Hanover, the folks she met in Cocoa Beach, FL where she and Marty spent many winters playing golf and enjoying their life, or for that matter, the person she met in line at the grocery store…they all called her “My Friend”.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by The Cremation Society of the Carolinas, and Rand-Wilson Funeral Home in Hanover, NH. A memorial service was held at the Chapin Auditorium at Galloway Ridge, which was open to the whole community from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, March 25, 2019. There will also be a Mass for Christian Burial at St. Denis Parish, in Hanover, NH; with interment at Pine Knoll Cemetery, and a reception to follow at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her honor to Good Beginnings of the Upper Valley, 93 Main Street, Lebanon, NH 03784, and Gigi’s Playhouse Twin Cities, 4750 Park Glen Roda, St. Louis Park, MN 55416.

Condolences may be shared at CremationSocietyNC.com.

JOHN ROSS MOORE

John Ross Moore, 89, of Siler City died Friday, March 22, 2019.

Mr. Moore was born in Chatham County on April 9, 1929, the son of Aaron Ralph and Emma Elizabeth (Burke) Moore. Ross was a veteran of the Korean War, a member of Oakley Baptist Church and had worked in the maintenance department of Townsends Poultry until he retired in 2007. He was preceded in death by his wives, Eunice Gilliland Moore, Madeline Smith Moore; his parents; and brother, Thomas Curtis Moore.

Ross is survived by son, Ricky L. Moore and wife Kimberly Holt Moore of Siler City; sister, Janice Keck and husband Rev. Womack Keck of Siler City; brother, Ted Moore and wife Willa of Bear Creek; grandsons, Dustin Tyler Moore and wife Tiffany Yates Moore of Liberty, Jordan Taylor Moore of Siler City; great-grandson, Nash Wilder Moore; and a very special friend, Linda C. Dorsett of Siler City.

The family received friends Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home. The funeral was held Monday, March 25, 2019 at 11a.m. at Oakley Baptist Church, with Dr. Jeff Johnson and Rev. Womack Keck officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt appreciation to caregivers Sarah Tucker and Betty Brewer for the love and dedication shown to Ross and his extended family.

Memorials may be made to Oakley Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 2300 Siler City-Glendon Road, Siler City, NC 27344.

Online condolences may be made at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

Bonnie Jeanne Rannbury Vargo

(7/12/48-3/17/19)

Bonnie was born on July 12, 1948, to Ralph and Helen Rannbury. She graduated from New Hanover High School in Wilmington, and earned her BA in Sociology at UNCW and her MSW at UNC Chapel Hill. She worked at the New Hanover County DSS and Orange County DSS, and for the Orange County Health Department as a Health Educator until illness forced her to retire. She was married for 38 years to Joseph Salvatore Vargo; they lived together on Bynum Ridge in Pittsboro. Bonnie died on March 17, 2019 in Chapel Hill, after an illness.

An artist, an avid reader and a fierce animal lover, Bonnie was also a very thorough researcher and collaborated on an article published in the Chatham Historical Journal and the history of St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church in Pittsboro, specifically about its stained-glass windows and the artist who designed them. Bonnie was an ardent follower of Tar Heel basketball and a loyal friend to many near and far.

Bonnie was predeceased by both parents and her siblings, Randi Verzaal, Kristen Powell, and Ralph Rannbury. Bonnie leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband Joe; her brother-in-law Dale Verzaal of Boynton Beach, Florida; her nieces and nephews, Glenn Dalton of Marysville, Ohio, Shea Verzaal, Leah Anderson, Tate Verzaal of Boynton Beach, Florida and several great-nieces and nephews as well as cousins Richard Nordheim, Darlene Castro, Ellen Chester, Alison Bauman and Valerie Pfister.

There will be a private interment for Bonnie per her wishes at a later date.

Bonnie was a faithful member of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Pittsboro, NC and would request any memorials in her name to be sent to St. Bartholomew’s. Her family wishes to thank the Rector and Lay Pastoral Staff of St. Bartholomew’s for their loving service to Bonnie during her declining years.

Bonnie loved music, especially that of the Rolling Stones and Jimmy Buffett, but she also liked to quote Delbert McClinton, “It’s not what you do but the way how you do it.” She did it with grace.

In her own words:

“Light as a bird

Flying on high

Reaching and stretching for the blue in the sky

That’s me, the way I’ll always be…”

… as usual Bonnie said it best.

Condolences may be made at: www.donaldsonfunerals.com.
Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation is honored to serve the Vargo family.

RALPH KENNETH “KENNY” CLARK

Ralph Kenneth “Kenny” Clark, 79, of Hal Clark Road, Siler City died Monday, March 25, 2019 at UNC Hospice, Pittsboro.

Mr. Clark was born in Chatham County on February 3, 1940, the son of Hal and Ethel (McNeill) Clark. Kenny attended Edwards Military Institute and NC State University, was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Siler City, and the owner/operator of City Service. He was known as “the man that fixes tires”. Kenny had also worked as a surveyor, at Southern States, Johnson Cotton Company and Clapp Brothers Tractor.

He was a member of the Siler City Moose Lodge and a lifetime member of the Chatham County Wildlife Club. Kenny enjoyed playing cards, farming, riding his tractor, four wheelers and counting his cows. He could always be counted on to be the highest bidder at the First Methodist Church cake auction.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Carolyn (Terrell) Clark; daughter, Kim Clark Jones and husband Ed of Pittsboro; son, Hal Clark and wife Mary of Siler City; sister, Ann Clark Trogdon and husband Bill of Asheboro; grandchildren, Rebecca and Bailey Jones; nephews, Randall and Michael Trogdon.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City and other times at the family home. The funeral will be Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1101 West Raleigh Street, Siler City with Rev. Carl Belcher officiating. Burial will follow in Chatham Memorial Park, Siler City.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: First United Methodist Church, P O Box 212, Siler City, NC 27344 or UNC Hospice, PO Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

The family would like to express a thank you to the staff at UNC Hospice House for all their care, support and kindness.

Online condolences may be made at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

louis “ray” suttles

Louis “Ray” Suttles, a long time resident of Snow Camp, passed away on March 18, 2019 at the Jim and Betsy Bryan Hospice Home of UNC Health Care in Pittsboro.

Ray was born on October 18, 1949, in Marion, NC to Joyce E. Suttles and the late Raymond A. Suttles of Pittsboro, NC. Ray graduated from Pittsboro High School in 1968 where he was a star football player. He enlisted in the United States Army and was sent to Germany and Vietnam. He received numerous awards such as Riffle Marksmanship. He enjoyed his guns and shooting them at targets that he had set up in his own backyard. Ray had a zest for life. He was a comedian. He loved to tell jokes and dance in his wheel chair - anything to make people laugh. He enjoyed eating a Sunday lunch at his mother’s house and then sitting on the front porch talking about his grandchildren and what trick he pulled on his wife Kaye that week. Ray had a tremendous love for spending time with his family and friends.

Ray was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Andy Suttles and brother, Larry Edward Suttles.

Ray is survived by his lovely wife of 21 and one-half years, Kaye Suttles, (he loved her more than life itself) and mother-in-law, Thelma Lavy of Snow Camp; step-sons, Jimmy Vaughn of Seattle, Washington, Kelly Vaughn (Shannon); and three grandchildren, Audrey Ramsy, Tessa Vaughn and Vincent Angel of Wilmington, NC. He is also survived by his mother, Joyce E. Suttles of Pittsboro; brothers, BJ Suttles (Laura) of Surf City, Stuart Dixon (Jenny) of Chapel Hill; sister, Ann Suttles of Wilmington; niece, Megan Suttles of NY; and special friend, Andy.

The family received friends Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation, Griffin Chapel.

A graveside service followed at 11:30 a.m. at Bynum United Methodist Church Cemetery with Pastor Jackie Franks presiding.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made in Ray’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 2202 Wrightsville Avenue, STE 111, Wilmington, NC 28403 on behalf of his sister and brother Ann and BJ Suttles.

Condolences may be made at: www.donaldsonfunerals.com.

Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation is honored to serve the Suttles family.

DORIS BROOKS STONEMAN

Doris Brooks Stoneman, 88, of Greensboro died Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Moses H. Cone Hospital, Greensboro.

Mrs. Stoneman was born in Chatham County on October 27, 1930, the daughter of Issac T. and Ruby (Phillips) Brooks. Doris was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed antiquing, going to Flea Markets and spending time with her family.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Leon H. Stoneman; her parents and brother, William T. “Bill” Brooks.

She is survived by daughter: Linda J. Tennant and husband, James of Rock Hill, SC; one son, Brooks Jacobs and wife, Debby of Raleigh; step-daughter, Carolyn Loftis and husband Jeff of Brown Summit; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City with Rev. Bob Wachs officiating. Burial followed in Sandy Branch Baptist Church Cemetery, Bear Creek.

Online condolences may be made at:
www.pughfuneralhome.com.

michael james (mike) furr

Michael James (Mike) Furr died quietly on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at home with his mother by his side.

Mike was born November 23, 1952 in Albemarle, NC to Edgar James (Ed) Furr and Helen Houck Furr. He was for many years a resident of Murdock Center, Butner, NC and since 1992 he has been a resident of Chatham County Group Homes, Inc. in Siler City, NC. He was predeceased by his father, his brother, Neal Alan Furr and his step-father, T. Ray Smith.

Survivors include his mother, Helen Houck-Furr Smith of Chapel Hill; his sister-in-law, Cheri Garnett Furr of Charlotte; one niece, Amanda Furr Jordan and husband Jon of Charlotte; one great-niece, Eva Jordan; two great-nephews, Jackson and Robert Jordan; one aunt, Kathryn Scott of Madison, NC; two step-sisters, Cynthia Smith Daffan and husband Ned of West Palm Beach FL and Janice Smith Allen and husband Joe of Warrensboro, VA; one step-brother, Wayne Smith of Broad Run, VA; several cousins and his extended family at Chatham County Group Homes.

Michael was a friendly man who did not forget a face. He had a great memory and always recognized people’s voices. He enjoyed his routine at the group home and the day care center.;He especially enjoyed monthly weekends spent with his mother.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Orange United Methodist Church, 1220 Martin Luther King Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC. A visitation was held one hour prior to the service beginning at 1 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. Burial followed in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Hwy 86 N, Chapel Hill.

Walker’s Funeral Home of Chapel Hill is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Chatham County Group Homes, PO Box 207, Siler City, NC 27344 or to Murdock Center, Butner, NC 27509.

thomas c. dixon, iii

Thomas C. Dixon, III, 67, of Raleigh, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019.

Born in Guilford County, to Thomas C. Dixon, Jr. and Hilda Amanda Dixon on March 23, 1951. He was a graduate from East Carolina University with a degree in Accounting, and a member of Pittsboro Baptist Church. He was in the clothing industry, where he and his son co-founded the Executive’s Cutting Edge. Tom is pre-deceased by his mother, father, and two sisters, Barbara Dixon McKee and Hilda Diane Dixon Spencer.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Rhoads Dixon; son, Thomas C. Dixon IV; daughter, Megan Radford; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. at Wake Cross Roads Baptist Church on Friday, March 22, 2019.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Camp Oak Hill: online at http://campoakhill.org/donate/ or mailed to 3824 Barrett Dr #303, Raleigh, NC 27609.

Condolences to the family may be sent to poolefuneral.com under Obituaries.

JOSEPH K. WERNER, JR.

Joseph K. Werner, Jr., 63, of Sanford, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Central Harnett Hospital.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 3 P.M. in the Chapel of Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

He was born in California on October 30, 1955, to the late Joseph K. Werner, Sr. and Hazel Finchum Gunter. Joe worked for many years in the textile industry as a safety manager. He also enjoyed driving for COLTS in Lee County. Joe was a Mason and was also active with Wake County REDS Team and Dunn STAR Team. These teams specialize in technical rescue operations while providing a wide variety of rescue response and specialized professional training.

He is survived by a daughter, Angel Myatt of Spring Lake and two grandchildren.

Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

Condolences may be made at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

NANCY “AYLEEN” BROWN LEONARD

Nancy “Ayleen” Brown Leonard, 83, of Bennett, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Chatham Hospital.

The funeral service was held on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Grove Christian Church, where she was a member, with Pastor Don Edwards presiding. The family received friends in the church after the committal service.

Ayleen was born on January 1, 1936 to Fleta Lee Brown. She was a homemaker and was employed for 24 years at the Bennett School cafeteria. In addition to her mother, Ayleen was preceded in death by her sister, India Brafford.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Jesse R. Leonard; daughters, Julie Leonard Moss of Asheboro, Anita Leonard Rives of Bear Creek; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and sister, Betty Teague of Bear Creek.

Condolences may be offered online at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Pleasant Grove Christian Church, 5946 Pleasant Grove Church Rd., Bennett, NC 27208.

Randall Reece Dixon

Randall Reece Dixon, 86, of Ramseur, died Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Chatham Hospital in Siler City.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Pleasant Cross Christian Church, Asheboro, with Rev. Charles Fleshman officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with military honors by the Randolph County Honor Guard.

Randall was a native of Randolph County, a graduate of Ramseur High School, and a veteran of the United States Coast Guard. He was employed at Acme McCrary for forty-five years. Randall was a member of Pleasant Cross Christian Church and a member of the American Legion. Randall was preceded in death by his wife, Patty Cheek Dixon, parents, Fred and Mozelle Welborn Dixon, and sister, Janice D. Tupper.

Survivors include sons, Mark Randall Dixon of Asheboro, Kyle Dixon of Franklinville; sister, Doris Wilson of Newton; brother, Phil Dixon of Asheboro; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be made online at: www.loflinfuneralservice.com.

Memorials may be made to the American Legion Post 81, 604 S. Greensboro St., Liberty, NC 27298.

BILLY SUNDAY DOWDY

Billy Sunday Dowdy, 84, of Bear Creek, passed away on Tuesday, March 19,2019 at Moore Regional Hospital.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Roberts Chapel Church, with interment following in the church cemetery.

SGM TERRY LEE

SGM Terry Lee, 62, of Texarkana, TX, formerly of Sanford, passed on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at MD Anderson Hospital i Houston, TX.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Cameron Grove A.M.E. Zion Church in Broadway. Burial followed in Lee Memory Garden in Sanford.

willie morrison, jr.

Willie Morrison, Jr., 70, of Cameron passed on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at VA Medical Center in Fayetteville.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Restoration Through Christ Ministries in Sanford. Burial followed on Monday, March 25, 2019 at Sandhills Veterans Cemetery at Fort Bragg.

MARY IZETTA HART

Mary Izetta Hart, 91, of Durham passed on Sunday, March 17, 2017.

Local announcement by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

DWAYNE EVANS BELTON

Dwayne Evans Belton, 57, of Cameron, passed on Monday, March 18, 2019 at Central Carolina Hospital.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Star of Hope. Burial followed at Lee Memory Gardens.

WILLIAM ANDERSON FARROW

William Anderson Farrow, 65, of Linwood (formerly of Sanford) passed on March 4, 2019 at Glen A. Kiser Hospice House in Salisbury.

Local announcement by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

leon othello bean

Leon Othello Bean, 73, of Sanford, passed on Friday, March 15, 2019 at Central Carolina Hospital.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Tempting Congregational Church.

TONY ROBERT SEYMORE

Tony Robert Seymore, 60, passed away on March 9, 2019 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. March 17, 2019 at Liberty Chapel Church in Moncure. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

antonio melvin feaster

Antonio Melvin Feaster, 55, of Siler City passed on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at his residence.

Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Knotts Funeral Home in Sanford.

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