Posted 7/12/19

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Emma Justine Thompson, 89, of Glen Lyn, VA passed away Monday, June 29, 2019.

Funeral services were held at Givens - Riffe Funeral Chapel in Narrows, VA on Wednesday, …

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Emma Justine Thompson, 89, of Glen Lyn, VA passed away Monday, June 29, 2019.

Funeral services were held at Givens - Riffe Funeral Chapel in Narrows, VA on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 2 p.m. with Aubrey Whitlow officiating, with burial following at Sunrise Memorial Cemetery.

Justine was born May 7, 1930, the daughter of the late Lewis Green Law and Allie Mae Johnston Law. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas T. Thompson, siblings, James Cabble, Franklin, Thomas Dewey, Gene, Ray Lee Law, and Laura Virginia Whitaker. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include children, Wanda Thompson Testerman of Siler City, Mitchell Anthony Thompson of Pearisburg, VA, Tressia Diane Thompson Lambert of Rich Creek, VA, and Thomas R. Thompson of Prince George; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.


George Washington Bell passed away on July 2, 2019 at Hospice House, High Point.

The funeral was held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Lambert Chapel Baptist Church in Siler City with Dr. William Harrington officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

George was born in Canoe, AL to the late George and Louise Bell. After graduating from high school he attended Barber College and purchased a Barber Shop. He also became a licensed electrician and performed extensive electrical work on the Renaissance Center which is now the Headquarters of General Motors Corporation in Downtown Detroit. Because of his active involvement in the city of Detroit, George was awarded the Spirit of Detroit Award and a Testimonial Resolution by the Detroit City Council for his leadership and entrepreneurship.

Survivors include his wife Chris; sons, Eddie, Derrick and Eric; daughters Jessica Tonya, Tammi and Rhonda; three grandsons; and sibling, Roxie, Mary, Martha Eunice and Doris.

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Jessie Hilda Holt Gardner, 91, of New Hill, died Wednesday, July 3, 2019.

The funeral service was held Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 11 a.m. at New Elam Christian Church with Rev. Ed Earp, Rev. Gary Moore, and Rev. Ray Gooch presiding. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Hilda was born in Chatham County on December 1, 1927 to the late James Chesley Holt and Jessie Seymour Holt. She was also preceded in death by her husband Earl Gardner, and brothers, James Chesley Holt, Jr. and Bobby Knox Holt.

Survivors include daughters, Sybil Lutterloh, Bonnie Kidd, Ethel Campbell, all of Pittsboro, and Marcie Lorbacher of New Hill; twelve grandchildren, 21 great- grandchildren; brothers, Worth Seymour Holt of Indiana, Marion Howard Holt of Maryland; and one sister, Sylvia Holt Butler of Pittsboro.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made in her memory to New Elam Christian Church, 3290 Pea Ridge Road, New Hill, NC 27562 or Liberty Hospice, 1005 Carthage Street, Sanford, NC 27330.

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Mr. Paul “Ad” Lee Aderhold, 85, of Sanford, passed away on July 5, 2019 at Emerald Rehab & Health in Lillington.

Services were held at Juniper Springs Baptist Church on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 4 p.m. with Pastor John Hackley officiating. The family received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. at the church prior to the funeral service.

He was born October 9, 1933, to the late Noah and Johnnie Lou Lord Aderhold. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force, The Broadway Volunteer Fire Department, and as a building inspector for the City of Sanford, Lee County, and the City of Southern Pines. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Frances Aderhold Hackley.

Survivors include his wife, Sara Aderhold; a son, Evan Aderhold of Thomasville; a daughter, Lisa Ihlanfeldt Thomas of Sanford; and four grandchildren.

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Jamie Kuster Boisvert, 40, of Goldston, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Flat Springs Baptist Church with Dr. Gary McCullough officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall.

She was born in Union County, NJ to Patricia Waite Kuster and the late Howard John Kuster, Jr.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Brian Boisvert; sons, Brian Boisvert, Jr. and Zachary Boisvert, both of Goldston; daughter, Eliza-Jane Boisvert of Goldston; brothers, Dan Kuster of Sanford, Matt Kuster of Apex; sisters, Jennifer Armitage of Carthage, Kelly VanDeWalker of Goldston; and one grandchild. Condolences may be made at:


James “Jimmy” Vance Williams, Jr., 71, of New Hill, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at his home.

A graveside service will be held Friday, July 12, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Moncure United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Robert Thomas officiating. Friends are welcome to visit the family home at any time.

He was born on July 12, 1947 to the late James Vance Williams, Sr. and Katie Shepperd Garner. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, James Vance Williams, III, sisters, Hannah McLean, Barbara Hathcock, and step-brother, Jerry Garner. Jimmy worked for many years as a welder with Casey Industrial, Inc. and D&S Construction.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Spivey Williams; daughters, Dana George of Lake View, NY and Jessica Holder of TX; sisters, Pat Freeman of Wadesboro, Sandra Fincher of TX; brother, James Graham of LA; step-sister, Carolyn Hilliard of Seven-Lakes; five grandchildren; step-son, Anthony Phillips of Sanford; step-daughter, Amy Phillips Atkinson of Fort Drum, NY; and three step-grandchildren.

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Ralph William Entwhistle Jr., 57, of Siler City died Friday, June 28, 2019.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Entwhistle was born January 11,1962 in Cincinnati, OH, the son of Ralph William and Patricia Sizemore Entwhistle. He was the maintenance supervisor for Braxton Manor.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Sabrena Eldridge Entwhistle; daughters, Mandie Entwhistle of Ramseur, Sara Entwhistle of Utah; sons, Dylan Entwhistle of Siler City, Brandin Entwhistle and Daniel Entwhistle, both of Lenior; and five grandchildren.

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