Obituaries

Posted 4/26/19

robert peter (Bob) colombo

Robert Peter (Bob) Colombo, 88, of Sanford, passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019 at Hillcrest Rehab Center in Raleigh.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. at North …

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ROBERT PETER (BOB) COLOMBO

Robert Peter (Bob) Colombo, 88, of Sanford, passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019 at Hillcrest Rehab Center in Raleigh.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. at North View Christian Church in Sanford, followed by his burial at Lee Memorial Garden Cemetery.   

He was born February 23, 1931 in Haskell, N.J. to Angelo and Emilia Bighinzoli Colombo. He attended Butler H.S. and began working in the textile industry at Wuester Woven Labels, after which, he was a supervisor with Artistic. He began his own furniture refinishing business after settling in NC. Bob served his country as a member of the National Guard where he  excelled as a marksman. He loved taking art classes and became an accomplished painter. 

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Colombo; his children, Roberta Ann, Michael Angelo, Dolores Angela, and Elisa Ellen; step-children, Henry, Kenneth, Milo, and David; 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Bruno Colombo. 

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

SAMUEL ARNOLD COTTEN

Samuel Arnold Cotten, 80, of Sanford, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Flat Springs Baptist Church, where he was a member, with Dr. Gary McCollough officiating.

Mr. Cotten was born in Harnett County on August 21, 1938, to the late John Allen Cotton and Mary Edna Harrington Cotton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Cotton and a sister, Betty Hurley. Sammy graduated from Deep River High School in 1956. Sammy worked for many years at Cornell Dubilier and later worked at City Auto Parts.

He is survived by his wife, Irene Cotten; son, Greg Cotten of Cameron; step-son, John Woodson of VA; step-daughters, Sandra Weldon and Debbie Woodson, both of Sanford, Virginia Fulmer of Broadway; two brothers, Bill Cotten and Steve Cotten, both of Sanford; sister, JoAnn Thomas of Sanford; one grandchild, five step-grandchildren, two great grandsons, and four step-great-grandchildren.

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

ALLISON COURTNEY DEVORE

Allison Courtney DeVore, 34, of Sanford, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019.

Services to celebrate the life of Allison will be held at a later date.

She was born in Maryland on March 13, 1985 to Lisa Gellner Kopp.

Allison is survived by her mother and stepfather, Lisa and Jeff Kopp of Sanford; step-parents, Robert and Sharon Crawford; her two sons, Silas and Wyatt Devore of Sanford; sister, Autumn Bishop; brothers, Ryan Crawford, Joshua Kopp, Jeremy Kopp and Tyler Kopp.

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

DIANE CLARK GRIFFIN

Diane Clark Griffin of Pittsboro, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at the SECU Jim and Betsy Bryan Hospice in Pittsboro.

Diane is survived by her husband George; daughter, Felicite Durham; step-daughter, Tonya Harris; five grandchildren; three brothers and three sisters.

A memorial service will be held at Turpike Baptist Church at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2019 in Wagram.

Memorials can be made to SECU Jim and Betsy Bryan Hospice Home.

VIOLA FORE BOWLIN

Mrs. Viola Fore Bowlin, 88, of Sanford, died Saturday, April 20, 2019, at her home.

A funeral service was held Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Ephesus Baptist Church with Rev. Roger Thomas officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Bowlin was born in Lee County, on June 21,1930, to the late James Roden Fore and Mary Bunnell Fore. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters Maggie Pearl Smith and Mary Sue Hoadwonic.

Survivors include a daughter, Teresa Bowlin Moody; brothers, James Fore of Sanford, Joe Fore of SC; sister, Jeanette Carter of Sanford; and one grandson.

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

BEULAH MAE KATHLEEN "KATHY" MANESS COX

Beulah Mae Kathleen “Kathy” Maness Cox, 78, of Bennett, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2019 at Randolph Hospice House.

The funeral service was held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Riverside Baptist Church, where she was a member, with Rev. Kenneth Bouldin and Rev. Robert Lee Kidd presiding. Burial was at Pleasant Grove Christian Church.

Kathy was born on December 19, 1940 to A.C. and Lizzie Garner Maness. She was retired from Ramtex spinning department. Her parents preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Russell Odell Cox of the home; daughters, Vicky Wright of Ramseur, Teresa Smith of Robbins; son, Randy Cox of Siler City; brother, Bobby Maness of Ramseur; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Randolph Hospice, 446 Vision Drive, Asheboro, NC 27203.

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

JOHN WAYNE CONNER

John Wayne Conner, 74, of Ramseur, passed away April 21, 2019 at the Randolph Hospice House.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at Maple Springs United Methodist Church with Joey Miller presiding.

John was born in Guilford County on October 28, 1944 to John B. and Gladys Spencer Conner. He was previously employed as a painter in a body shop, and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his brother, General Douglas Conner.

Survivors include daughters, Susan Conner Casey of Ramseur, Cindy Conner Ferguson of Seagrove; sons, James Wesley Conner of Asheboro, Jeffrey Wayne Conner of Winston-Salem; sister, Sue Freeman of Asheboro; brothers, David J. Conner of Asheboro, Thomas Tyson Conner of Morganton, James William Conner of Seattle, WA; adopted daughter, Amy Carter (Brian) of Randleman; eleven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Flowers are accepted or donations can be made to Randolph Hospice House, 446 Vision Drive, Asheboro, NC 27203.

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

BRENDA IRENE HALL PATTERSON

Brenda Irene Hall Patterson, 47, of Cameron, died Saturday, April 20, 2019 at her home.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

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

Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.

LA’SHANDA DEVONNE BLUE

La’Shanda Devonne Blue, 42, of Sanford, died at her home Sunday, April 14, 2019.

Funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Works for Christ Christian Center. Interment followed at the Church of God Cemetery (Olivia area).

ANNIE ELIZABETH DOWDY

Annie Dowdy, 78, of Sanford passed on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at UNC Hospitals.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2019 at Knotts Funeral Home. Robert Lee Mitchell

ROBERT LEE MITCHELL

Robert Lee Mitchell, 44 of Bear Creek, passed on Monday, April 15, 2019 at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.

A Time of Remembrance was held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

GILBERT MORRISON

Gilbert Morrison, 66 of Aberdeen, passed on Monday, April 8, 2019 at Moore Regional Hospital.

A Time of Remembrance was held at 5 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2019 at Knotts Funeral Home.

GEORGIA MAE MARTIN

Georgia Mae Martin, 77 of Sanford, passed on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2019 at New Zion Baptist Church in Sanford. Visitation will be held Thursday April 18 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

JOHNNIE LEE MCNEIL

Johnnie Lee McNeil, 77 of 1326 Brookhollow Dr., Sanford, NC passed on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Liberty Commons.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Emmanuel Glorious Church of God in Sanford.

DENZEL GREEN

Denzel Green, 26, of Siler City passed on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in Chapel Hill.

Arrangements by: Knotts & Son Funeral Home, Siler City.

TODD SCOTT COTTEN

Todd Scott Cotten, 56, of Manhatten, NY (formerly of Chapel Hill) passed on Sunday, April 7, 2019.

Arrangements By: Knotts Funeral Home - Chapel Hill.

THELMA INEZ (WILSON) MARSH

Mrs. Thelma Wilson Marsh, 84 of Bear Creek passed on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.

Arrangements By: Knotts Funeral Home, Pittsboro.

MRS. ANNIE LUCILLE BROWER

Mrs Annie Lucille Brower., 87. of Bennett, passed on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at her home.

Arrangements by: Knotts and Son Funeral Home, Siler City.

LORI J. HUBBARD

Lori J Hubbard, 51 passed on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Central Carolina Hospital.

Arangements By: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

FRANK MURPHY JR.

Frank Murphy Jr., 72 of Sanford, passed on Friday, April 19, 2019 at Central Carolina Hospital.

Arrangements By: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

ELIZABETH ANN RAMPEY

Elizabeth Ann Rampey, 60, of Sanford, passed on Tuesday, April 17, 2019 at her residence.

Arrangements By: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

CYNTHIA WILLIAMS

Mrs Cynthia Williams, 66. of Siler City, passed on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro.

Arrangements by: Knotts and Son Funeral Home, Siler City.

DELOISE HUTCHERSON

Deloise Smith Hutcherson 71, of Sanford, passed on Sunday, April 21, 2019 at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home.

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