Obituaries

Posted 8/2/19

EDDY RAY THOMAS

Eddy Ray Thomas, 76, of Sanford, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2019 at his home.

The funeral service was held Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Jonesboro United Methodist …

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EDDY RAY THOMAS

Eddy Ray Thomas, 76, of Sanford, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2019 at his home.

The funeral service was held Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Jonesboro United Methodist Church with Rev. Andi Woodhouse officiating. Burial followed in Broadway Town Cemetery.

He was born in Lee County on April 21, 1943 to the late Samuel Edward Thomas and Margaret Comer Thomas. Eddy was an active member in Sanford Elks Lodge #1679, Sanford Moose Lodge #386 and VFW Post 5631. He was a charter member of C-Cape Tractor Club and was very involved in nursing home ministries.

He is survived by his wife, Gail Bell Thomas; daughter, Lisa Thomas Hamm of Stokesdale; brother, Jimmy Edward Thomas of Sanford; sister, Margaret Ann Thomas of Sanford; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Please consider making donations in his honor to a Veteran’s group of your choice.

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

ALFRED VIRGIL MOORE JR.

Alfred Virgil Moore, Jr., 84, of Bear Creek, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2019 at the Siler City Center.

The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Edward Hill Friends Meeting Church with Josh Conrad presiding. Burial followed at Hope Cemetery. The family received friends from 12:30 to 1:45, prior to the service

Alfred was born July 5, 1935 to the late Alfred Virgil Moore, Sr. and Ossie Clyde Sanders in Moore County. He was a veteran of the Army and later worked in textiles as a machine repairman for many years. He was a member of Edward Hill Friends Meeting Church and a licensed Reverend.

Alfred was preceded in death by brothers, Roger Moore, Gilbert Moore, and sisters, Betty Greene and Darlene Maness.

Survivors include his wife, Mary “Lillian” Scott Moore of Bear Creek; sons, Alfred Lewis Moore of Siler City, Randy Lee Moore of Sanford; sister, Mildred Tonkins of Asheboro; brothers, Rev. Leonard Ross Moore of Robbins and Wayne Moore of Cameron.

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

MRS. MARY SHARP MITCHELL MCCULLOCH

Mrs. Mary Sharp Mitchell McCulloch, 88, of Pittsboro, passed away at the UNC Hospice Home, Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

A graveside service was held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 26, 2019 at Chatham Memorial Park.

Born May 10, 1931 in Cupar, Fife, Scotland, “Myra” was a daughter of the late James Mitchell and Isobel Galloway. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Rona McCulloch Nicholson.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Mr. David McCulloch; sons, Euan David McCulloch of England, and Ross McCulloch of Georgia; eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to: The Benevolent Fund at Pittsboro Christian Village, 1825 East Main Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

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

EDWARD ANDREW MEZYNSKI

Edward Andrew Mezynski, 63, of Pittsboro, died at his home on Monday, July 22, 2019.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, August 4, 2019 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Pittsboro Roadhouse in Pittsboro.

He was born September 22, 1955 in New Jersey to Edward and Annie Mezynski. He was a long-time member of the Triangle musical community and was the drummer for many local bands. He is predeceased by his parents, his brother, Michael Mezynski and his sister, Patricia Wojciechowski.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Stokes; daughter, Katie Mezynski; and son, Matt Mezynski.

In lieu of gifts or flowers, donations can be made to CORA Food Pantry of Chatham County.

JAMES 'JIMMY' ARTHUR WHITAKER

James “Jimmy” Arthur Whitaker, 76, of Sanford, passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at his home.

The funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Calvary Missionary Methodist Church with Rev. Curtis Norris officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

He was born in Lee County on August 17, 1942 to the late Arthur Dillard Whitaker and Jewel Hassie Clark Whitaker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa “Reecy” Keaton; sisters, Faye McLeod and Rebecca Whitaker; brothers, Herman Whitaker and Jerry Whitaker. Jimmy owned and operated a service station and Jimmy’s Beer Joint in Jonesboro for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Butler Whitaker; sons, Randy Whitaker of Holly Springs, Paul Whitaker and George Whitaker of Sanford; daughter, Wendy Cole of Sanford; step-son, William Wilson of Sanford; step-daughter, June Potts of Sanford; sisters, Janice Goodwin of Olivia, Brenda Hall of Cameron; 15 grandchildren,14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

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

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