Posted 4/26/19

willie ralph “bill” walden ii

Willie Ralph “Bill” Walden II, 70, of Siler City died Friday, April 19, 2019 at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.

Mr. Walden was born February 4, 1949, a native …

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Willie Ralph “Bill” Walden II, 70, of Siler City died Friday, April 19, 2019 at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.

Mr. Walden was born February 4, 1949, a native of Chatham County and the son of Willie Ralph and Rev. Mattie Ruth Matthews Walden. Bill was the current pastor for Harris Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Siler City and was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church. He had worked for Union Carbide in Asheboro and was owner/operator of Walden Sound Systems, LLC in Siler City for 40 years.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Melinda Walden, of the home; children, John C. Walden and wife Tammy of Siler City, Angela W. Coley and husband Milton of Raleigh, Joseph M. Walden and wife Tonya of Sanford; grandchildren, Ariyan, Tyler, Tamaya, Aaliyah, Troy; and numerous relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. at First Missionary Baptist Church, 914 Martin Luther King Blvd, Siler City. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the First Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Barry R. Gray officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Cards and memorial donations may be made to: Walden Sound Systems, LLC, 548 Lighthouse Church Road, Siler City, NC 27344. Floral donations may be sent to Smith & Buckner Funeral Home.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


William “Bill” Ted Trogdon, 87, of Asheboro, NC, passed away Friday, April 19, 2019 at Clapp’s Convalescent Nursing Home.

The family received visitors from 9:30 to10:45 a.m., Monday, April 22, 2019, at Ridge Funeral Home in Asheboro. There was a celebration of life service immediately following at 11 a.m. in the Chapel at Ridge Funeral Home with Rev. Caitlin Tremper and Rev. Don Haynes officiating. Burial followed in Oaklawn Cemetery.

Born to Lina Walters Trogdon and Ted Trogdon, Bill, as many people knew him, was involved in many organizations. Bill worked at Asheboro Concrete Products Company for 40 years, where he was also a co-owner. He was a charter member of Eastside Volunteer Fire Department for 50 years. He also helped establish Siler-Rand Bowling Association, which is now the Greater Asheboro Bowling Association. Bill is a member of the North Carolina Bowling Hall of Fame. He was a member of First United Methodist Church where he was a member of the Christian Love Sunday School Class. Here, he served as an usher and was also involved in other committees at his church. Bill was an avid golfer and bowler, enjoyed many years of worldwide travel, spent countless summers at Badin Lake, was a great neighbor, and was always putting a smile on faces with his wit and charm.

Bill is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ann Clark Trogdon; sons, Randall Trogdon of Asheboro and Michael Trogdon of Timberlake; two granddaughters, Kristyn Trogdon and Karolanne Trogdon Martin and husband, Nick Martin. He is also survived by two brothers, Bruce Trogdon and wife, Doris; Vernon Trogdon and wife, Judy; as well as several nieces and nephews.

The family thanks Randolph Hospital for your care and guidance. Also, thank you to Clapp’s for your excellent care and unwavering support.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: First United Methodist Church via Online Giving ( or mailed to 224 N. Fayetteville Street; Asheboro, NC 27203.

Condolences may be made online at:


Mosley Allen Barber, 82, of Goldston, passed away peacefully Monday, April 22, 2019 at Universal Health Care in Ramseur.

Arrangements will be announced by Smith & Buckner Funeral Home in Siler City.

Mosley was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Edna Dickerson Barber, and his oldest son, Steve Allen Barber.

Mosley loved his family. He is survived by one son, Dennis Barber and wife Wendy of Newport; three grandchildren, Sean Barber of Newport, Kevin Barber and wife Angie of Boone, Jaimie Barber Palmer and husband Jason of Ketchikan, AK and four great-grandchildren, Krista Barber, Mackenzie Barber, Olivia Palmer, Mosley Palmer; and numerous nieces and nephews who loved him deeply.

Mosley worked very hard all of his life, literally “getting up before the chickens” daily to work at Townsend Hatchery and later the Feedmill. Mosley loved fishing and spent a lot of time at the coast with his grandchildren, fishing from the piers He also loved nature and animals, taking care of the birds, especially hummingbirds. He had swarms of them at his feeders always. In his retirement, he enjoyed sitting in the yard watching them and the butterflies on the flowers. Another great love of his was listening to Gospel and Bluegrass music, which he watched or listened to daily on RFD TV. He loved to read and seemed to know a little about everything.

Always the jokester, with quick wit, he has left his family with so many wonderful stories and memories.

Rest in Peace Dad, Poppy Mo, uncle, cousin and friend to many! We will see you again!

Online condolences may be made at:


William “Barry” Lambeth Sr., age 71, of Moncure, died Monday, April 22, 2019 at the Jim and Betsy Bryan UNC Hospice Home in Pittsboro.

Barry was born in Lee County on September 18, 1947, to the late Alfred Thomas Lambeth and Esther Smith Lambeth. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Alfred Thomas Lambeth, Jr.

Barry was a US Navy Veteran who served during the Vietnam War on the USS Lexington (1968-1972). He was a tool maker for 32 years. Barry loved being outside doing yard work and planting flowers which he generously shared with family and friends. He loved his pets, boating and camping, eating out, going to the beach and on cruises with his beloved wife, Connie.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Connie Foushee Lambeth; son, William Barry Lambeth, Jr. and wife Kelly; and three grandchildren, Emily, Anna, and Sarah.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Chatham United Methodist Church with Pastor Danny Berrier and Dr. Gary McCollough presiding. A private burial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made in Barry’s memory to Chatham United Methodist Church Children and Youth Fund, 1826 Chatham Church Road, Moncure, NC 27559.

Condolences may be made at:

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


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