Posted 8/2/19


Faye Wilson Briggs, age 75, of Pittsboro, died Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Wake Med Hospital in Cary.

Faye was born in Jackson County, Georgia, on September 18, 1943 to the …

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Faye Wilson Briggs, age 75, of Pittsboro, died Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Wake Med Hospital in Cary.

Faye was born in Jackson County, Georgia, on September 18, 1943 to the late Woodrow Wilson and Geneva Wilbanks Wilson. She was also preceded in death by one brother Hugh Wilson and two sisters, Patricia Johnson and Norma Wilson.

Surviving relatives include her husband, Thomas Woodrow Briggs; daughter, Tracy Huneycutt and husband William of Pittsboro; son, Thomas Dane Briggs of Pittsboro; three grandchildren, Katherine George, Emily Huneycutt, Josh Huneycutt; three sisters, Ernestine Horton and husband Anthony of Huntsville, Alabama, Rebecca Priddy of Huntsville, Alabama, Debra McClellan and husband Emmitt of Harvest, Alabama.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 11a.m. at Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation Griffin Chapel with Pastor Bebe Briggs presiding.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask for memorial contributions to be made in Faye’s memory to Stomp the Monster NC, P.O. Box 132, Cary, NC 27518-0132.

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


Betty Marie Rogers Coltrane, 88, passed away after a long journey with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s at her home in Randolph County, NC, Monday, July 29, 2019.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Vestie P. Rogers and Ethel Stuart Rogers, and one brother, Albert Rogers. Betty and Claude were members of First Baptist in Siler City and enjoy fellowship and worshiped at Moons Chapel Baptist Church in Siler City.

Betty worked for eleven years at the Kellwood Hosiery Mill in Siler City. Betty retired from Bank of America in Greensboro, NC, after 20+ years in the Trust department. She was a member of the Eastern Star for fifty years in Liberty and Siler City. Betty was a wonderful cook, and she and Claude enjoyed harvesting and canning the many fruits and vegetables they grew in their garden.

Betty is survived by her husband of 71 years, Claude L Coltrane; her son, David A. Coltrane Sr., wife, Jill of Tocloban, Philippines. They have three grandchildren, Stephanie L. Montjoy, husband Michael of Ramseur, NC, David A Coltrane, Jr, wife Jamie of Pensacola, FL. and James L. Coltrane, wife Angela of Youngsville, NC. Betty and Claude also have eight great-grandchildren, Dillon T. Bates of Louisburg, NC, Joshua M. Montjoy of Ramseur, NC, Daniele E. Coltrane, David A. Coltrane III, Johnathan L. Coltrane, Jacob M. Coltrane, all of Pensacola, FL, Alicia M. Coltrane, Ethan J. Coltrane of Youngsville, NC, as well as one bonus great-granddaughter, La’Treasha M. Tanner. Betty has many nieces and nephews that will miss her as well.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Moons Chapel Baptist Church in Siler City, NC. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will be at Melanchthon Cemetery in Liberty, NC.

The family wishes to send a special thank you to Heartland Hospice in Wake County NC and Community Hospice of Randolph County, NC for the wonderful care and compassion they have shown Betty and her family during her illness.

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Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is honored to serve Betty’s family.


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