Posted 5/3/19

Rebecca (Becky) Dawn Lindley Andrew

Rebecca (Becky) Dawn Lindley Andrew, 85, of Snow Camp died Friday, April 26, 2019 at UNC Hospice in Pittsboro.

She was born in Chatham County on August …

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Rebecca (Becky) Dawn Lindley Andrew, 85, of Snow Camp died Friday, April 26, 2019 at UNC Hospice in Pittsboro.

She was born in Chatham County on August 25,1933, the daughter of the late Mark and Gladys (Pace) Lindley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughters, Gayla Dawn Andrew and Janie Andrew Lindley, her son, Mark Kenneth (Kenny) Andrew, and a sister, Mary Neill Murchison.

She graduated from Silk Hope High School in 1951 and attended business school at Guilford College. Her entire career was spent working as a legal assistant beginning in the Siler City law office of Polk Dixon and later working for Lonnie T. Dark, a stint which spanned his entire career. At the end of her career, she worked alongside Attorney Jennifer Scott. During her 52 years of work, she thoroughly enjoyed meeting people, both clients and those in the field of law, and made many wonderful and lasting friendships.

She cherished her role as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. She was endearingly known to many in the Silk Hope Community as “Granny Becky” or “Aunt Becky”” as her home became the gathering spot for many children and teenagers in the community. Her natural talents in the kitchen and her welcoming demeanor meant there would be room around the table for family and friends.

She loved activities which kept her mind active. She would often be found playing Scrabble, completing crossword puzzles, putting jigsaw puzzles together, and playing Rook with her life partner and soulmate, Blake. She also loved having her grandchildren sit in “Granny’s lap” while she recited her favorite nursery rhymes and told stories of both fact, fiction, and fairy tale. She loved visiting the beach and early morning walks looking for shells with her grandchildren and watching her favorite teams, the UNC Tar Heels and the Atlanta Braves.

Her love for Jesus, her church, and her family were evident in her words and actions. She often shared her faith story with other parents who have experienced the loss of a child, providing comfort during times of pain and grief. She was a birthright member of South Fork Friends Meeting where she served as an Elder, Clerk and Recording Clerk of Monthly Meeting, Sunday School teacher, member of the Friends Fellowship Class, church secretary, and member of the choir.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Blake L. Andrew, Sr.; a son, Blake L. (Lin) Andrew, Jr. and wife Angie of Silk Hope; granddaughters, Alyce Lindley Phillips and husband Mack of Bear Creek, Mary Lindley Needham and husband Andrew of Silk Hope, Lindley and Carisa Andrew of Silk Hope; grandsons; Mike Lindley and wife Tiffany of Silk Hope, Brandon Andrew of Snow Camp, and Brady Andrew of Silk Hope; great-grandchildren, Janie and Murphy Phillips, Dakota Collet and Eli Rodriguez; son-in-law Mike Lindley of Silk Hope, brother Darryle Lindley and wife, Nancy of Silk Hope; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family received friends at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. The celebration of her life will be conducted at South Fork Friends Meetings on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 3 p.m. Burial will follow the services.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Janie Lindley Music Fund at South Fork Friends Meeting, 359 South Fork-Bethel Road, Snow Camp, NC 27349, or to UNC Hospice. A very special thank you to caregivers Carolyn Handley and Deborah Saunders and the caring staff at Chatham Hospital and the UNC Hospice House in Pittsboro for the excellent care they provided to her and our family.

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Terrell Mitchell Brooks, 74, of Siler City died Sunday, April 28, 2019.

The family received friends Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.

The funeral was held Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Darrell Garner officiating. Burial followed in Rives Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, Siler City.

Mr. Brooks was born in Chatham County on December 11, 1944, the son of James Hoke and Eoline Wicker Brooks. Terrell was an Army Veteran and a self employed carpenter in home construction. He enjoyed deer hunting and was an avid NASCAR fan. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jimmy Brooks.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Peggy (Phillips) Brooks; daughter, Rena Gehman and husband Jimmy of Georgia; son, Paul Stancil; sister, Barbara Caiazzo and husband Dominic of New Jersey; brother, Roger Brooks and wife Shirley of Siler City; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and a special Aunt Madaline Campbell of Sanford.

Memorials may be made to Hickory Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 17721 NC Hwy 902, Bear Creek, NC 27207.

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Edwinta Kay Johnson Staley, 73, of Perry Avenue, Siler City died Monday, April 29, 2019 at Chatham Hospital.

Mrs. Staley was born in Chatham County on November 13, 1945, the daughter of Lucian Dewey and Cornelia (Marley) Johnson. Edwinta was a 1964 graduate of Jordan-Matthews and an active member of Community Baptist Church. Her work history included Kellwood Hosiery, Brownie Lu’s Restaurant and most recently a teacher’s assistant. She was an avid UNC Tar Heel fan. She enjoyed Bluegrass Gospel Music, trips to the beach and time spent with her grandchildren. Edwinta maintained a long list of friends, chatting daily with them on the phone, sharing in their joys and concerns.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Janice Holt.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Larry J. Staley; son, Larry Edwin “Eddie” Staley and wife Denise of Pittsboro; sister, Salena Parks and husband Jerry of Ramseur; brother, David Johnson and wife Carol of Kissimmee, FL; grandchildren, Erin Danielle and Caleb Moses Staley.

The family will receive friends Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Community Baptist Church, 2575 Hamp Stone Road, Siler City. The funeral will follow Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Community Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Agan and Rev. Billy Joe Brady officiating. Burial will be in Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery, 805 Ashbury Church Road, Sanford, NC 27330.

Memorials may be made to Community Baptist Church Building Fund or Youth Ministry, 2575 Hamp Stone Road, Siler City, NC 27344.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Otis Andrew Moon, 95, of Old Dam Road, Liberty died Monday, April 29, 2019 at Siler City Care & Rehabilitation.

Mr. Moon was born in Alamance County on September 14, 1923, the son of Jessie Ernest and Maude (Hinshaw) Moon. Otis was a member of Bethlehem Wesleyan Church where he had served as a lifetime Trustee and helped keep the yard clean. He was retired from Kaysor Roth after 30 years of service in quality control and had also worked for ten years with Kellwood. Otis was a founding member of the Snow Camp Fire Department. He enjoyed hunting, gardening and cutting firewood. He could often be found helping a friend in a time of need.

Otis was preceded in death by his wife, Inez Keller Moon; son, Michael Moon; granddaughter, Heather Moon; his parents; brothers, Paul, Dacie, Elbert and Cletus; and sister, Minnie.

He is survived by sons, Tim Moon and wife Brenda of Bennett, David Moon and wife Susan of Liberty; sister, Anna Lois Collins of Liberty; grandsons, Mark Moon and wife Krystal of Liberty, Justin Moon of Wilmington; great-grandchildren, Alana and Ryan; many nieces and nephews; and special friend, Terri Jones.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Bethlehem Wesleyan Church Cemetery, 9468 Snow Camp Road, Snow Camp with Rev. Don Southern and Rev. Roger Riffe officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday following the service in the fellowship hall.

Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Wesleyan Church, c/o Vicky Cheek, 1250 Major Hill, Snow Camp, NC 27349.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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