Posted 6/28/19


Vera Cole Boggs Cothran, 83, of Sanford, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at her home.

The funeral service was held Friday, June 21, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Shepherd’s Flock …

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Vera Cole Boggs Cothran, 83, of Sanford, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at her home.

The funeral service was held Friday, June 21, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Shepherd’s Flock Baptist Church with Dr. James Cochran and Dr. Larry Martin officiating. Burial followed in Center United Methodist Church Cemetery.

She was born in Lee county, on April 23, 1936 to the late Melvin Cole and Flora Harrington. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. “Tom” Boggs; daughter, Carla Boggs Denson; and brothers, Charles “Buddy” Cole and Eugene “Gene” Cole. Vera graduated from Greenwood High School. She worked for many years at A&P Grocery Store, Mann’s Hardware and McDonald Brothers Hardware. She was a member of Shepherd’s Flock Baptist Church.

Vera is survived by a daughter, Phyllis Boggs; son, Thomas Michael Boggs; sister, Doris Patterson; step-daughter, Kathy Stack; and step-son, Dale Cothran, all of Sanford; four grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Shepherd’s Flock Baptist Church, 80 Pressley Foushee Road, Sanford, NC and/or Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses.

Condolences may be made at

John “Johnny” William Painter

John “Johnny” William Painter, 71, of Siler City, died Thursday (June 20, 2019) at UNC Memorial Hospital.

A private family memorial service will be held at Haywood Bible Church Cemetery at a later date. No visitation will be held.

He was born in Lee County on December 16, 1947, the son of Otis Clifton Painter and Thennie Alma Davis Painter. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, James Painter.

He is survived by his wife, Minnie Smith Painter of the home; daughters, Anita P. Collins of Siler City, Mary P. Craig of Vass; son, Donald Ray Painter of Bear Creek; sister, Nancy Painter Haire of Moncure; nine grandchildren,twenty great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.


Harold Elvin Cameron, 69, died June 21, 2019 at his home.

The family will hold a service to honor his passing and celebrate his life.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents, George Rosser Cameron and Ruth Smith Cameron. He was a Marine Veteran of the Vietnam War, and the owner of Harold’s Body Shop.

He leaves behind his sons, Nick Cameron and Shane Cameron; two grandchildren, and one step-grandchild.

Condolences may be made at:


Samuel Quincy Bass passed away June 22, 2019.

There will be no funeral services at this time.

He was born in Newnan, Georgia on October 2, 1926 to now deceased parents, Holman Clyde Bass and Lois Elizabeth Richmond Bass. He was also preceded in death by a son, Clyde and a sister, Margery Valez. He attended High School in Camden, Alabama, and joined the US Navy, serving in World War II for two years. He graduated from Auburn University, School of Forestry, in 1950. His greatest accomplishment was working in restoring and developing the Old Temple Theater into a professional preforming entertainment center in Sanford.

Survivors include children, Sam, Jr, and Emily Baumgartner; a sister, Grace Frier, of Alaska; his wife, Ann O’Connell Bass; step-daughters, Jo Ann Allen, Sandra Brown of Seven Lakes, and Patricia Martins de sa of Campinas, Brazil.

Condolences may be made at:


Mary Alice Perkins of Sanford, 74, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at her home.

Celebration of Life services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Love Grove AME Zion Church, with interment in the church cemetery.


Martin Pernell Clemons of Sanford passed on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Laurels of Chatham in Pittsboro.

Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home.

william crowell

Mr. William Henry Crowell, Jr., of Cameron passed on Thursday, June 21, 2019 at Sanford Health and Rehabilitation.

Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home.


Andres Garcia Salgado, 71, of Broadway passed on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Central Carolina Hospital.

Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home.


Mr. Wayne Edward Welch, 74, of Bennett, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at his home.

The funeral was held at Bennett Baptist Church, where he was a member, on Friday, June 21, at 3 p.m. with Pastor Edwin Moore officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Wayne was born July 21, 1944 to Mandy Welch. He was retired from RamTex. In addition to his mother, Wayne was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Ann Kidd Welch.

He is survived by his sons, Tommy Welch and David Welch, both of Bennett; and one grandson.

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