September 4, 1949 ~ November 24, 2022


Donald Robert Millenbaugh of Goldston, previously of Swanton, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on November 24, 2022.

Don was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Robert and Elaine (Fortin) Millenbaugh on September 4, 1949. He was the second boy born out of a family of 10 children. He was a 1967 graduate of Swanton High School. He served in the Air Force and then was employed by Conrail. After moving to N.C., he worked with Noble Oil Services. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Elaine (Fortin) Millenbaugh; first born brother, Robert D. Millenbaugh; youngest sister, Cathy Thomas; and nephews, Eric Millenbaugh and Scott Thomas.

Don was an active member of Tyson’s Creek Baptist Church. He enjoyed singing in the choir, as well as his Men’s Prayer Group and working with the Dental Ministry, for the N.C. Baptist Association. Don also loved working in his yard and any type of maintenance to his home and vehicles.

Don is survived by his wife, Vickie Freeman Millenbaugh; siblings, Raymond (Sue) Millenbaugh, David (Sharon) Millenbaugh, James (Bonnie) Millenbaugh, Linda (Alan) Kubiak, John (Diane) Millenbaugh, Tom (Suzanne) Millenbaugh, and Alan Millenbaugh; sons, Chris (Angela) Millenbaugh, Anthony (Michelle) Millenbaugh, Derek Millenbaugh, and stepson, Jeff Merritt; grandchildren, Hannah, Taylor and Auston Millenbaugh, Brandon and Mayson Merritt; god daughter of Vickie Millenbaugh, Raven Langley; and great granddaughter, Phoebe Millenbaugh; as well as 22 nephews and nieces.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 3, 2022, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Tyson’s Creek Baptist Church, 10891 Siler City Glendon Road, Bear Creek, N.C. A funeral service with Military Honors will be held at 11:30 a.m., at Tyson’s Creek Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude Hospital, Shriners Hospital, Wounded Warrior Project, Tunnel to Towers or Tyson’s Creek Baptist Church.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Millenbaugh family.

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shirley christine campbell mauer

December 25, 1939 ~ November 24, 2022

Shirley Christine Campbell Mauer, 82, passed away on November 24, 2022, with her two sons, Alan and Russell Mauer by her side.

She was born December 25, 1939, in Pittsboro, N.C., to the late Wade and Allene Tripp Campbell. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Wade Campbell, Allene Tripp Campbell her and brother, Larry Wade (L.W.) Campbell.

She is survived by her two sons, Alan Mauer and Russell Mauer; her granddaughter and husband, Angela and Chris White, and their daughters, Savanah and Katelyn; as well as her grandson, Christopher Mauer and his daughter, Hazel Mauer.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, 1785 Mt. Gilead Church Rd., Pittsboro, N.C. 27312.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to UNC Hospice, P.O. Box 1077, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312.

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