Posted 8/9/19


Joseph Andrew Schaub, 80, of Sanford, passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Central Carolina Hospital.

The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7, …

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Joseph Andrew Schaub, 80, of Sanford, passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Central Carolina Hospital.

The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at Flat Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Gary McCollough officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends after the funeral in the fellowship hall.

Mr. Schaub was born in Madison Lake, MN to the late Joseph Ray Schaub and Mary Kaufman Grothe. He served his country in the US Army and worked for CP&L as an Engineering Manager.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Mary Belle Blue Schaub of the home; sons, Michael Schaub of New London, Joel Schaub of Arden; daughters, Donna Wells of Sanford, Mary Jo Rivera of Florence, AL; brother, Jerry Schaub of MN; sisters, Ralene Kroenke and JoAnne Quiram, both of MN; half-sister, Susan Kirkby of Arizona; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Dorcus Ministry at Flat Springs Baptist Church, 4148 Deep River Rd, Sanford, NC 27330.

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Clarence Richard Anderson, 85, of Sanford died Monday, August 5, 2019 at Sanford Health and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born in Sioux City, Iowa, on July 18, 1934, to the late Clarence Anderson and Zylthia Arnold Anderson.

No services are planned at this time.


Ms. Melanie J. Gray, 60, of Siler City, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at UNC Hospital.

Arrangements by: Knotts and Son Funeral Home.


Shane Logan Creech, 31, of Cameron, passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019, at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

No services will be held at this time.

Born in Moore County, Shane was the son of Mike and Lonnie Creech. He graduated from Union Pines High School and was furthering his education at Sandhills Community College. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Sharon Martin and paternal grandmother, Norma Creech.

Shane is survived by his parents.

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Janie Janette Johnson Suttles, 85, of Chapel Hill, died Monday, August 5, 2019 at her home.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Bynum United Methodist Church cemetery with Pastor Wesley Thomas and Pastor Cory Oliver presiding.

Janie was born in Chatham County on September 5, 1933 to the late Hobert Johnson and Trannie McDuffie Johnson. She was also preceded in death by her husband Ralph Suttles, daughter, Donna Suttles Elkins, brother, James Allen Johnson, and sister, Cubie Wrenn.

Survivors include a son, Frankie Suttles of Chapel Hill; daughter, Michelle Suttles Brown of Chapel Hill; nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

The family received friends Wednesday, August 7, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation Griffin Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorial contributions to be made in Janie’s memory to UNC Hospice, P.O. Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

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Roger Butler, 76, passed away at home in Fearrington Village.

A memorial service is being planned for a later date.

Roger was born in Brooklyn, NY, the son of William Henry Butler and Florence Sauer Butler. He attended Ridgewood High School, Berwick Academy in Maine and later studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Roger worked with his father in the printing business, and later became the president of Graphics Illustrated in Riviera Beach, FL. He served in the U.S. Army.

Roger is survived by his wife Jerrelyn “Jeri”; children, Kristten and Erik; brother, Glen; and four grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions to be made in Roger’s memory to the Danny Butler Memorial Fund, 38 Stratford Road, Harrison, NY 10528 or Alcoholics Anonymous.

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Linton Lemar McNeill, Jr., 73, of Sanford, passed away at his home on Saturday, August 3, 2019.

A celebration of life service was held on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 6 p.m. at Crossroads Ministries in Broadway with Pastor Paul Backlund officiating. The family received friends from 5 to 6 p.m. prior to the service.

He was born on May 20, 1946 to the late Linton Lemar McNeill, Sr. and Myrtle Irene McConnell McNeill. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Regina McNeill and several brothers and sisters. Linton retired from Kelly Springfield and was an active member of Crossroads Ministries.

Linton is survived by his son, Timothy McNeill of Broadway; daughter, Tracy McNeill Jones of Sanford; sister, Alma Jean Gaster; and six grandchildren.

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Mrs. Louise Beverly Neal McBryde, 97, of Sanford passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019, at her home.

The funeral was held Sunday, August 4, 2019, at 3 p.m. at Poplar Springs United Methodist Church with Rev. Fallon Melvin officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. McBryde was born in Lee County on July 13, 1922, to the late William Henry Neal and Eudora Brown Neal. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon McBryde, a sister, Odessa Oldham, and brothers, Roy Neal and Lincoln Neal. She worked at W. Koury Company for a number of years.

Surviving are sons, Larry McBryde of Broadway, Jeffery McBryde of Sanford, Russell McBryde of Olivia; daughters, Carolyn White of Broadway, Donna Bogan of Sanford; brothers, Herman Neal, Clarence Neal, and Foster Neal, all of Sanford, Vance Neal of Fayetteville; two sisters, Helen Patnode of S.C. and Frances Carter of Sanford; eleven grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

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