McLaurin at Pinecrest Funerals and Cremations

McLaurin at Pinecrest Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations has served the Clayton area for generations. McLaurin Funerals and Cremations is conveniently located on the grounds of Pinecrest Memorial Park, offering families the convenience of planning all arrangements from one location. At McLaurin at Pinecrest, we believe that every life is unique, and every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. And for those who like to plan ahead, we offer The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility. MCLAURIN FUNERALS AND CREMATIONS Founded in 1962, our 13,000-square-foot funeral home features two arrangement rooms and three visitation rooms to meet the needs of the families we serve. Each spacious and private parlor is completely equipped to serve your personal and family needs. Our spacious chapel, with seating for up to 225 guests, has plush pews, elegant chandelier lighting and wood trimming that offer a stately look. We offer the county's only on-site crematory, making this a convenient choice for people choosing cremation. Ample parking can be found at McLaurin Funerals and Cremations, which is located on Highway 70, four miles from I-40 and 20 miles from I-95. PINECREST MEMORIAL PARK The beauty of Pinecrest Memorial Park makes each visit a welcoming experience. The highly experienced and skilled grounds staff attends to every detail to ensure a meticulously maintained park. Pinecrest has many burial options to choose from including traditional ground burial, lawn crypts, mausoleum entombment and cremation memorialization. Constructed of granite, concrete and reinforced steel, the Pinecrest Memorial Gardens Mausoleum has a charming foyer that has been sculpted out of marble and is structured to hold floral arrangements. Many lovely gardens are also found at Pinecrest including the Garden of the Good Shepherd, the Garden of the Whispering Waters, and the Garden of Love.


Our Obituaries

Debra Ann Moore

September 2, 1949 - June 23, 2016

Debra Ann Moore, born September 2, 1949 in Abingdon, VA, passed away peacefully on June 23, 2016 at Barbour Court of Smithfield, NC. Residing in Raleigh most of her life, she was a graduate of Broughton High School and Mitchell’s Hairstyling. A long time employee of K-Mart and Kroger, she enjoyed working with and being around people. Debby was a devoted member of Trinity Baptist Church...
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Maria Margareta Kleimann

August 18, 1955 - June 23, 2016

Maria “Mary” Kleimann passed away Thursday June 23, 2016 at the age of 60. The funeral service will be conducted 12:00 pm Monday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm at the funeral home.Mrs. Kleimann is survived by her husband; Stephen Kleimann, daughter; Christine Goldner and her husband...
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Marilyn Rose Harlow-Maynard

November 20, 1939 - June 19, 2016

Mrs. Marilyn Harlow-Maynard, 76, of Garner passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016. She was born November 20, 1939 in Wake County, daughter of the late Henry Dee Wall and Sarah Elizabeth Vinson Wall. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Grady Harlow.Marilyn was a loving mother, grandmother, and wife and was the owner of Bernina World of Sewing in Raleigh.Visitation will be held...
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Lillie Formyduval Smith

August 19, 1916 - June 18, 2016

Lillie Eudell Formyduval Smith of Clayton passed away peacefully on June 18, 2016, at her home with her family around her. She was born on August 19, 1916, in Hallsboro, North Carolina to Joy Jerome Formyduval and Lillie Batten Formyduval. Eudell was graduated from Appalachian State Teacher’s College in 1939, with degrees in History, English and Health & Physical Education. ...
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Willie Chadwick Reams

December 2, 1929 - June 16, 2016

Willie “Bill” Chadwick Reams, 86, of Clayton went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 16th. Born December 2, 1929 in Winterville, Bill was the son of Clarence and Ethel Tripp Reams. Bill was preceded in death by his only sister Peggy Reams Brown. Also there to greet him in heaven is his loving granddaughter Holly Frances Reams. Bill grew up farming, but still had a chance to find...
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Carlos Juvenal Alayon

January 13, 1943 - June 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Kenneth Wayne Hogg

October 5, 1954 - June 14, 2016

Kenneth Wayne Hogg passed away Tuesday June 14, 2016 at the age of 61. The funeral service will be held 11:00 Friday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Andy Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.He is survived by his wife; Melody T. Hogg, sons; Kevin R. Hogg and his wife Shannon, Kenneth W. Hogg, II and Kristopher Z. Hogg, brothers; Ronnie and David Hogg, a...
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Barbara Anne Brown-Osiff

November 20, 1938 - June 11, 2016

Mrs. Barbara Anne Brown-Osiff, 77, of Garner died Saturday, June 11, 2016 at her home. She was born November 20, 1938 in Arkansas daughter of the late Ed and Ruth Thompson Plummer. She was also preceded in death by a son, Robert “Bob” Tracy Brown.A memorial service will be held Friday, June 17, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at McLaurin Funeral Home in Clayton.She is survived by two sons, Ronald...
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Frederick Karl Bangert

December 20, 1944 - June 8, 2016

Frederick Karl Bangert, 71, passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at his home.Fred was born in Brooklyn, NY on December 20, 1944 to the late Arthur and Mary Brandt Bangert. A graduate of Binghamton University and Syracuse University, Fred was a proud supporter of the Alumni’s. Fred worked as a QC Lab Manager for Bristol Myers for 32 years and then for Synthon. Since retiring, he loved to...
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Ann E. Strickland

February 4, 1940 - June 7, 2016

Mrs. Ann E. Strickland, 76, of Raleigh passed away Tuesday, June 7 at her home. She was born February 4, 1940 in Pitt County, daughter of the late Thurston and Frances Ellington. She was also preceded in death by her step-father, Earl Woolard, who was from Washington, NC.Mrs. Strickland grew up in Greenville, NC and was a 1957 graduate of J.H. Rose High School in Greenville. She married Howard...
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George Andrews Ronaldson

November 1, 1943 - June 7, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Annie Mae Rook

August 14, 1933 - June 7, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Faith Jean Racine

June 24, 1943 - June 6, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Joyce Ellis Marshburn

September 14, 1918 - June 6, 2016

Joyce Ellis Marshburn passed away Monday, June 6, 2016 at the age of 97. A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00am Thursday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Dr. Ray Carr officiating; burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park in Raleigh.She is survived by her son; Allan E. Marshburn, Jr., grandchildren; Lisa Edgeworth, Julie Strickland, David Marshburn and six great...
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Charles Alvin Jones

November 20, 1927 - June 5, 2016

Charles Alvin Jones, 88 passed away peacefully on June 5, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Johnston County on November 20, 1927. He was the son of the late Joseph M. Jones and Elizabeth Stephenson Jones. He was married to Billie Griffis Jones, who preceded him in death. The funeral service will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday at Sharon Baptist Church, Smithfield with burial to...
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Elsie Mooneyham Benson

June 18, 1929 - June 4, 2016

Mrs. Elsie Mooneyham Benson, 86, of Clayton died Saturday, June 4th at her home. She was born June 18, 1929 in Johnston County daughter of the late Ivan and Luna Griggs Mooneyham. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Swade Benson, a son, Ken Benson, a grandson, Richard Allen, a great granddaughter, Lisa Allen, a brother, Willard Mooneyham, and a sister, Evelyn Jones.A funeral...
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Paul Wayne Seagraves

October 20, 1949 - June 3, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Cherie Elizabeth Anderson

May 12, 1932 - May 30, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Clarence Grady Poole

February 11, 1946 - May 29, 2016

C. Grady Poole passed away Sunday May 29, 2016 at the age of 70. A memorial service will be conducted at 12:00 Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Wildwood Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Hardison officiating.He is survived by his wife; Brenda Poole, son; Wayne Poole and a daughter, Susan Conn, both of Clayton, sister; Barbara Murphy of Clarksville, VA, grandchildren; Noah and Dalton Poole,...
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Marcy Rae

August 12, 1971 - May 29, 2016

Marcy (Lamm) Rae, 44, of Smithfield passed away Sunday, May 29, 2016 at SECU Hospice House in Smithfield. She was born August 12, 1971 in Johnston County.Marcy graduated from Wake Tech with a Criminal Justice degree and served as a police officer with the Raleigh Police Department and retired after 20 years of service. Her motto was, “Life is tough, you’ve got to get out there and...
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Hazel Batten Wolicki

December 25, 1926 - May 28, 2016

Mrs. Florence Hazel Batten Wolicki, 89, of Garner, NC, died Saturday, May 28, 2016, at Rex Hospital in Raleigh with her grandson, Shane, at her side. Hazel was born December 25, 1926, in Johnston County, daughter of the late Alonzo and Mary Hicks Batten. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Joseph Wolicki, and five siblings, Cournel Batten, Ruth Batten Hess, Billy Batten, Steven...
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Ann Marie Remite

February 20, 1935 - May 27, 2016

Mrs. Ann Remite, 81, of Clayton died Friday morning, May 27th at her home. She was born February 20, 1935 in Helsinki, Finland daughter of the late Rudolf and Martha Hoglander. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Rudy Mangarella and Michael Mangarella.The funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 31st at 3:00 P.M. in the McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends...
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Robert Richard Ellington

December 16, 1938 - May 19, 2016

Robert “Bo” R. Ellington, Jr., 77, passed away on May 19th, 2016.A native of Raleigh, Robert was born December 16, 1938 to the late Robert R. and Eva D.Ellington.He is survived by his daughters, Lynn Bazzi, of Windsor, CA and Toni Keener, of Salem, OR; 5grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; brother, Jimmy Ellington; sisters, Peggy Olive, BarbaraEllington, Vivian Atkins, Diane Waters,...
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Pamela Lorraine Schmid

December 3, 1957 - May 19, 2016

Pam Whitt Schmid passed away at her home surrounded by loved ones on May 19, 2016 at the age of 58. She was a true southern girl, born in Greensboro, NC on December 3, 1957. Pam is survived by her loving husband and best friend of 35 years, Jerry; two devoted sons, Dustin, Jeremy and his wife, Caroline; and her two cherished grandchildren, Austin and Madeleine. Also surviving are her parents,...
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Mary Blankenship Graham

September 27, 1929 - May 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Edward James Bradshaw

June 25, 1957 - May 18, 2016

Edward James Bradshaw, the son of Ernest John Bradshaw, Jr. and the late Ethel Jean Bradshaw passed away Wednesday at the age of 58. A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00pm Saturday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife and eight children as well as many other loving family members.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one&rsquo...
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Bobby Carroll Watson

May 11, 1943 - May 18, 2016

Bobby Carroll Watson, the son of the late Charles and Maurine L. Martin, passed away Wednesday at the age of 73. Funeral service will be conducted 2:00 Friday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Bagley officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.He is survived by his wife; Joanne W. Watson, son; Chris Watson and his wife Thanh, daughter; Krystal Poole and her...
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Shelia Ann Morgan

November 26, 1968 - May 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Bonnie Tuccelli

April 30, 1943 - May 17, 2016

Bonnie Marie Tuccelli, 73, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, surrounded by her family. A native of Melrose, Massachusetts, Bonnie was born to the late Robert J. and Helen Haven Kiley. She attended Boston Dental School of Dental Assistants. She enjoyed skiing and volleyball throughout her life. She loved to travel with her husband Tony of 51 years, to Italy, Bermuda, and many cruises to the...
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Charles Edward Dickerson

March 21, 1937 - May 13, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Wilson Manuel Brown

November 29, 1941 - May 11, 2016

Wilson Manuel Brown, 74, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, surrounded by his loving family.Wilson was born November 29, 1941, in Patrick, SC to the late William Manuel and Eliza Ingram Brown. He was a great man and loved spending time with his family. He watched NASCAR faithfully and always had a joke to share. Making people laugh came naturally to him. Although he loved to laugh, he...
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Irene Oliver Lambert

April 22, 1931 - May 10, 2016

Elsie Irene Oliver Lambert the daughter of the late Rudy H. and Agnes Tillison Oliver passed away Tuesday at the age of 85. “Ms. Irene” as she was known by everyone retired from Food Lion at the age of 75 as a baker. Funeral services will be conducted 12:00 Saturday at Four Oaks Church of God with Pastor Kevin Edwards officiating. Burial will follow at Knollwood Memorial Park in...
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Ronnie Earl Massengill

November 28, 1950 - May 9, 2016

Ronnie Earl Massengill, 65, went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 9, 2016.A native of Johnston County, NC, Ronnie was born November 28, 1950 to the late Weldon Roe and Lucille Barbour Massengill. There will be a private graveside service for family followed by interment at Tippett’s Chapel FWB Church Cemetery.He is survived by his sisters, Faye M. Parrish, Kaye M. Horton, Elaine M....
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Frederick Michael Manning

July 16, 1932 - May 3, 2016

Frederick “Fred” Michael Manning, passed away on May 3, 2016 surrounded by his family. Fred was born on July 16, 1932, in Racine, Wisconsin, to the late Frederick Manning, Sr., and Irene Eisenhut Manning.Fred spent his childhood years in Racine before entering the Air Force. After serving four years in the Air Force, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated with...
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Paul Ray Bailey

March 28, 1950 - May 2, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Nicholas Graham Gosenski

August 19, 1992 - April 29, 2016

Nicholas Graham Gosenski, 23, of Clayton died Friday, April 29th in Henderson, NC in a motor vehicle accident. He was born August 19, 1992 in Wake County. Nicholas grew up in Johnston County and attended West Johnston High School until 2013. Nicholas was born on the Autism Spectrum. Society may not always view those with disabilities as perfect or contributing members of society but those who...
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Kenneth Rudolph Langley

November 13, 1929 - April 29, 2016

Kenneth Rudolph LangleyBorn: November 13, 1929 in Wayne County, NC.He was the 7th child of Willie Bryant Langley, Sr. and Nora Bunn Langley.He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Hester Langley Waters, and brothers, Bernice Langley, Willie B. Langley, Jr, Robert Langley, and Madrid Owen Langley.The funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 3rd at 2:30 P.M. at Horne Memorial United...
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Robert J. Marlow

January 22, 1933 - April 29, 2016

Robert “Bob” Marlow, age 83, of Clayton NC died April 29th, 2016 at SECU Hospice House in Smithfield NC after months of declining health. Robert was born Jan 21, 1933 to the late Carlton Marlow and Emma Marlow Harris. Robert proudly served in the Air Force, and was a veteran of the Korean War. He lived in the Dayton Ohio area for many years where he worked for TRW/Globe. ...
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Rodney Keith Sherwood

May 27, 1965 - April 25, 2016

Rodney Keith Sherwood, the son of the late Ronald and Jeanette Hill Sherwood passed away Monday at the age of 50. Rod graduated from Clayton High School in 1983 and received his Associates Degree in accounting from Johnston Community College. He enjoyed a brief career with Pepsi Co. prior to being disabled from injuries he received in a car accident. Rod could often be seen walking around town...
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Gregory Floyd Bunn

July 19, 1958 - April 24, 2016

Gregory Floyd Bunn passed away Sunday at the age of 57. A memorial service will be held 2:00pm Wednesday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Harold Pittman officiating.He is survived by his wife Maria S. Bunn, children; Somer Bunn Overby, Jason Floyd Bunn and his wife Crystal, Robert James White and his wife Jessica, Jessica Dawn Davis and her husband Rick, father; Floyd Bunn,...
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Philip Francis Rollain

August 18, 1932 - April 23, 2016

Philip Rollain passed away Saturday at the age of 83. He was born in Syracuse, NY on August 18, 1932 to Robert and Irene Rollain. Funeral services will be conducted 3:00 Wednesday at St. Ann Catholic Church, Clayton. He was the 7th of 14 children and was preceded in death by his parents and 8 brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife of 31 years SuAnne Rollain, daughters, Pauline Roth and...
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Betsy C. Hunnings

December 10, 1977 - April 22, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Betty Ward Jenkins

March 7, 1938 - April 18, 2016

Betty Joyce Ward Jenkins, 78, passed away on Monday, April 18, 2016.A native of Beaufort County, NC, Betty was born March 7, 1938 to the late Denby and Lillian Jackson Ward. Betty was the manager of Popes Family Center from 1983-1985, manager of Super K Jewelry Department form 1985-1998, and worked for the Wake County School System from 1998-2005. Her family was the love of her life, especially...
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Raziah Linise Barnes

June 28, 2002 - April 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Roamie Wilson Green

May 12, 1923 - April 15, 2016

Mr. Roamie Wilson Green, 92, of Clayton went home to be with the lord Friday night, April 15 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. He was born May 12, 1923 in Nash County son of the late Wilson Benjamin and Senora Bryant Green. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Elsie Watson Green, and his second wife, Yvonne P. Green.Mr. Green was a US Army Engineer having served in World War II in...
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Melinda Mae Mitchell

June 11, 1925 - April 14, 2016

Mrs. Melinda M. Mitchell, 90, of Clayton passed away Thursday, April 14 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. She was born June 11, 1925 in Tuskegee Institute, Alabama daughter of the late Jack and Reola Greene.The funeral service will be held at twelve o’clock noon, Saturday, the 23rd of April at Johnston Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church. The interment will follow in Pinecrest...
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Daniel Walters Shean

December 2, 1961 - April 14, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Joyce Adele Homberg

October 20, 1942 - April 12, 2016

Joyce Adele Dublin Homberg, 73, passed away peacefully at home on April 12, 2016. She loved spending time with her family especially her grand and great grandchildren. Joyce also loved trips to the beach.She is survived by her husband of 53 years, William J. Homberg, III; children, William Homberg, IV, of Pittsburgh, PA, Gary Homberg (Susan), of Carmel, IN, Karen Homberg, of Angier, NC, and...
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William Robert Britt

June 18, 1956 - April 12, 2016

Mr. William Robert Britt, Jr., 59, of Clayton passed away Tuesday, April 12 at his home. He was born June 18, 1956 in Wake County. He was preceded in death by his father, William Robert Britt, Sr.Mr. Britt retired from the US Air Force. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Clayton.The funeral service will be held at eleven o’clock in the morning on Saturday, the 16th of April,...
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Pamela Poole Morris

August 29, 1957 - April 8, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Geraldine White Powell

November 14, 1931 - April 6, 2016

Gerry White Powell, the daughter of the late Howard Johnson and Gladys Phillips passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at the age of 84. The funeral service will be held Sunday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Darrell Sauls officiating, burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.A lifelong resident of Clayton and a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church, is survived by her son; Steve...
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Constance Richardson

January 24, 1943 - April 5, 2016

Constance Louise Watson-Richardson, known to family as Connie, departed her life on April 5, 2016.Connie was born in 1943 in Clayton, NC to the late Sudie Bell Watson and Robert Johnson. She was raised in Durham, NC by her first aunt, Mrs. Daisy Kizzie along with two cousins, Ruth Watson (Dollbaby) and William Kizzie (Billy), as her siblings. She attended Hillside High School in Durham, NC. In...
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Wade Kent Davis

April 11, 1943 - April 3, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Samuel Hubert Avery

July 11, 1924 - April 2, 2016

Samuel went to be with the Lord on April 2, 2016 at the age of 91. He was a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Joyce, his parents, Hubert and Sophia Avery, his brothers, George and Herbert Avery, sister, Dora Baucom, and nephew, Forrest Smith. He is survived by nieces, Nancy Blinson, Loretta Rittenhouse, Judy Burns, and many other loving nieces and nephews.The funeral...
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William Robert Krug

December 11, 1947 - April 1, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Karen Louise Chiles

October 8, 1946 - March 30, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Ann Ballard Bucklin

October 27, 1951 - March 25, 2016

Ann Ballard Bucklin passed away on Friday, the 25th of March 2016 at the age of 64. The memorial service will be conducted at one thirty in the afternoon on Wednesday the 30th of March 2016 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church with Pastor Bill Beyer officiating. The committal service will immediately follow at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens.Mrs. Bucklin was preceded in death by her parents, George and...
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Thurman Williams

November 17, 1937 - March 23, 2016

Mr. Thurman “Stumpy” Williams, 78, of Smithfield died Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at his home. He was born November 17, 1937 in Johnston County, son of the late Lovet Ernest Williams and Christine Howell Williams. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane Dennis Williams, a daughter, Mary Jeanette Williams, and three brothers, Ernest Graham Williams, Luther Durwood Williams...
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Linda Haislip Lang

September 22, 1948 - March 23, 2016

Linda Haislip Lang, died on Wednesday, the 23rd of March 2016 at the age of 67. The funeral service will be conducted at two o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday the 26th of March 2016 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Pastor Greg Jenks officiating. Entombment will immediately follow in the chapel Mausoleum of Pinecrest Memorial Gardens.Mrs. Lang is survived by her son, Bryan...
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Sean Patrick Slotto

May 19, 1969 - March 23, 2016

Mr. Sean Patrick Slotto, 46, of Clayton died Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. He was born May 19, 1969 in Minneapolis, MN.Sean was a US Army Veteran. He was a very generous and giving man and he donated his time and tools many times to assist his family and friends.A memorial service will be held Monday, March 28 at 3:00 P.M. in the McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel. The...
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Ora Wester Redd

June 26, 1937 - March 22, 2016

Ora Louise Wester Redd, 78, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2016.A resident of Wake County, Ora was born on June 26, 1937 to the late Andrew Jackson and Nola Smith Wester. She was the best woman in the world and raised all 5 of her sons, which was the hardest job in the world. She was a great mother in law to her son’s wives. She is survived by her sons, Hurley Jr., Van, Grant, David,...
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Michelle Yawn Mitchell

July 10, 1965 - March 21, 2016

Michelle Yawn Mitchell passed away March 21, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, Scott Mitchell.She is also survived by her children, Kaitlyn Lamm, and Michael Lamm. Michelle's brother, Lonnie Eugene Yawn and three sisters, Shearae Yawn Robinson, Lisa Yawn Parrish, and LaVern Yawn Carter. She was proceeded in death by her brother, Mark Christian Yawn...
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Robert Lee Widhalm

September 17, 1949 - March 21, 2016

Mr. Robert Lee “Bob” Widhalm, 66, of Clayton died Monday, March 21, 2016 at Transitions Life Care in Raleigh. He was born September 17, 1949 in Minnesota son of the late Fred and Dorothy H. Widhalm.Mr. Widhalm was a Lance Corporal in the US Marine Corps and was based at Cherry Point. He worked for Siemens as an Engineer and Electrical Draftsman. He loved computers and loved his...
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Wilma Piurek Cioffi

February 15, 1922 - March 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Cleo Lee Barbour

November 8, 1921 - March 18, 2016

Cleo Lee Barbour, 94, daughter of the late Wilbert and Pearl Hudson Lee passed away Friday, March 18, 2016. Funeral services will be held 4:00pm Sunday in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Dr. Steve L. Roy officiating. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.She is survived by her daughters, Jackie Lynch of Clayton and Pat Wood and her husband Phillip of Kenly, brother, Gattis Lee and his...
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Bobby Eldridge Bledsoe

May 18, 1935 - March 17, 2016

Mr. Bobby Eldridge Bledsoe, 80, of Clayton died Thursday, March 17, 2016 at SECU Hospice House in Smithfield. He was born May 18, 1935 in Johnston County, son of the late Lattie James Bledsoe and Lina Champion Bledsoe. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Phillip Wayne Bledsoe a sister, Annie Bledsoe Ruth and a brother-in-law, Raymond Jackson.A funeral service will be held Sunday, March...
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Clara Canady Williams

July 29, 1934 - March 15, 2016

Clara Woodard Canady Williams, 81, went to meet her heavenly father on March 15, 2016.Funeral service will be conducted at 3:00p.m. on Saturday, March 19th, in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with the Rev. Roger Hill officiating. Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:30p.m. prior to the service.Born in Princeton, NC she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Flora Pittman Woodard and was...
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Mattie Ruth Ferrell

September 29, 1917 - March 14, 2016

Ruth Nye Ferrell, 98, passed away Monday March 14, 2016. A graveside service will be held 11:00am Wednesday at Pinecrest Memorial Park with Dr. Mark White officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at McLaurin Funeral Home.She is survived by her sons, Larry J. Ferrell and wife Diane of Oak Ridge, TN, Alan Ferrell and wife Cassie of Southport, Steve...
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Edward Keith Presnell

May 23, 1954 - March 13, 2016

Mr. Edward Keith Presnell, 61, of Clayton died Sunday, March 13, 2016 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. He was born May 23, 1954 son of the late John Edward and Katherine Pearson Presnell. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Laura Freeman.A gathering of family and friends will be held Wednesday, March 16 at 11:00 A.M. at McLaurin Funeral Home.He is survived by his wife, Alice Marie...
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Kathleen Robinson

June 19, 1949 - March 11, 2016

Kathleen Marie Robinson, 66, passed away in her home after a long battle with cancer on Friday, March 11, 2016.A native of Wausau, WI, Kathleen was born June 19, 1949 in Hammond, IN, to the late William E. and Ellen (Broomhead) Kruit. She graduated from Wausua High School in 1967. On June 9th, 1973, she married George Leon Robinson in Wausau, WI.She is survived by her daughter, Emily (Robinson)...
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Jesse Harold Ryals

July 9, 1925 - March 11, 2016

Jesse Harold Ryals, 90, passed away Friday March 11, 2016. Funeral services will be held 2:00 Sunday in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with interment to follow at PInecrest Memorial Park.He is survived by his wife, Frances M. Ryals, a daughter, Vickie Weaver and her husband Ronnie, brother, Donald Ryals, sisters, Edna Blackwelder and Grace Parrish, grand dog “Shadow”.The family...
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Harold Lee Wall

January 9, 1949 - March 8, 2016

Harold Lee Wall, 67, son of the late Walter and Ethel Underhill Wall passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Funeral services will be held 11:00 Saturday at Hocutt Baptist Church with Dr. Steve Roy and Dr. Brad Lee officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.He is survived by his wife, Karen M. Wall, son, Jonathan Lee Wall and wife Jennifer, daughter, Tammy Michelle Wall, step son...
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Martin Joseph Hulse

September 27, 1956 - March 8, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Sarah Landry Gillespy

April 19, 1954 - March 5, 2016

Sarah Armstrong Landry Dailey Gillespy passed peacefully to spend eternity in Heaven with her Lord and Savior at the age of 61 on March 5, 2016. Sally, as her family and friends knew her, dedicated her life to serving the Lord. She loved her family, friends, and animals and enjoyed Christ’s manifested love through several hobbies. Sally grew up in a family of four kids. Her mother...
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Marlin A. Klinger

April 4, 1937 - March 3, 2016

Mr. Marlin A. Klinger, 78, of Clayton died Thursday, March 3, 2016 at SECU Hospice House in Smithfield.A celebration of life will be held Saturday, March 5 at Grace Fellowship Church, 97 Anna Drive #104, Clayton, NC.The family will receive friends Friday, March 4 from 5:00 - 7:30 PM at the home of Sandy Klinger, 124 Shady Meadows Lane, Clayton, NC.Memorial contributions may be made to SECU...
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Grace Bradley Lee

January 7, 1936 - March 2, 2016

Grace Bradley Lee, 80, passed away Wednesday. A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Dr. Mark White officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 10-11:00 AM.She is survived by her daughters, Brookie Lambert and her husband Donald, Bobbie Jan Parker and her husband Andy, Penny Barbour and her husband Chris,...
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Wilburn Douglas White

December 31, 1928 - March 1, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Archie Curtis Phillips

October 2, 1929 - March 1, 2016

Dr. Curtis Phillips passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Dr. Phillips was born in Summersville, WV, and grew up in western Kentucky. He is a Korean War Veteran, serving four years in the US Air Force, including tours of duty in Korea and in southern Japan. Curtis was a graduate of Hawesville High School, in Hawesville, KY. He graduated from Wilmington College (now UNC Wilmington) with an AA...
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Louis Vincent Page

August 20, 1931 - February 27, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Edna Parnell Watson

February 15, 1937 - February 27, 2016

Edna Parnell Watson, 79, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2016. Funeral services will be held 3:00 Tuesday in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens.She is survived by her daughters, Vicky Parker, Debra Hawkins and her husband Greg, son, Steven Watson and his wife Bonnie, sisters, Josephine Ross, Helen Austin and Glenda Cannada. 6 grandchildren and...
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Carol Lynn Hinesley

March 1, 1967 - February 27, 2016

Carol Lynn Hinesley, 48, passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2016.A native of Wake County, Carol was born in Raleigh on March 1, 1967 to the late Billy Ray and Margaret Ruth Johnson Prince. She worked with the State of North Carolina in Human Resources for 21 years. She loved her family and spending time with her sons. She spent her life devoted to loving and caring for her family and friends...
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Boyd Leon Farmer

December 7, 1935 - February 25, 2016

Boyd L. Farmer was born on December 7, 1935 in Hamlet, NC to the late Calvin M. and Estelle Tennant Farmer. He is survived by his wife, Doris Penninger Farmer; sons, Scott Farmer and wife Tracy, Joel Farmer and wife Kelly all of Clayton, grandchildren, Daniel Farmer, Grace Farmer, and Jacob Farmer of Clayton. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, and cousins, and a brother-in-law, Glenn...
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Mildred Starling Gordon

November 15, 1927 - February 22, 2016

Mildred Starling Gordon of Clayton, North Carolina died February 22nd, 2016. Mildred was born November 15, 1927 to the late John and Lillie Starling. After graduating from Clayton High School, she attended Hardbarger’s School Of Business in Raleigh, NC. In 1946, Mildred married the late Harvey B. Gordon. The couple made Clayton their home.In the 1960’s, Mildred worked for Raleigh...
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Margaret Baucom Talton

November 28, 1926 - February 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Connie Ray Barbour

May 5, 1944 - February 15, 2016

Connie Ray Barbour, 71, passed away peacefully at the home he shared with his daughter Charley Coggins Boatwright and her husband Brandon. Funeral services will be held 2:00 Thursday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with burial to follow at Piney Grove Church Cemetery. He is also survived by his 3 remaining stepdaughters, Tracy Lee and Charlene Franks of Clayton NC, Mary Coggins of Wake...
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James Clyde Martin

January 8, 1925 - February 13, 2016

James Clyde Martin, 91, passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2016.James was born in Tennessee on January 8, 1925 to the late William Mason and Lucille Stephens Martin. He was a veteran of WWII, proudly serving in the US Navy. He retired from Western Electric after many years of service.He is survived by his wife, Pauline Clifford Martin; son, William Mason Martin, II; daughter, Katherine Martin...
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Clee Hocutt Ross

September 19, 1929 - February 12, 2016

Clee Hocutt Ross, 86, passed away Friday February 12, 2016. Funeral services will be held 3:00 Sunday at Tippett’s Chapel FWB Church with Rev. Eddie Moody officiating. Entombment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens.He is survived by his wife, Lois P. Ross, brothers, AW Ross, Signal Ross, Melvin Wilkins and Walter Wilkins, sister, Jaylee Brown, grandson, Jonathan Blowe and his wife...
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Larry Rogers Benson

February 24, 1941 - February 10, 2016

Mr. Larry Rogers Benson, 74, of Clayton died Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at Johnston Medical Center in Smithfield. He was born February 24, 1941 in Johnston County son of the late Claude and Ruby Sasser Benson. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Alvin “Hump” Benson.Mr. Benson was a US Army veteran and was a member of the American Legion in Clayton. He worked for the News...
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James R. Waller

October 31, 1930 - February 6, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Luther Shelby Durham

May 19, 1939 - February 6, 2016

Luther Shelby Durham of Clayton died Saturday, February 6, 2016 in the Hospice Unit at the VA Hospital in Durham, NC.Luther Shelby was a loving and giving husband of Carolyn Stevens Durham for 53 years. He was also the wonderful daddy to four children, Cynthia D. Elsheimer and husband Bruce of the Clayton, Gregory K. Durham and wife Karen of Clayton, Jeffery N. Durham, a Franciscan Friar in...
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Michael Taylor Clement

August 3, 1992 - February 5, 2016

Michael “Mikey” Taylor Clement, 23, of Clayton, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2016.He is survived by his parents Michael Todd Clement and Angela Cheslak Clement, and his twin brother, Brandon Scott Clement and his fiancé Kristy Rene’e Burchfield; The love of his life and girlfriend, Elizabeth Shelby Bradford; his grandparents Irene Richard Clement and Walter &ldquo...
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Minnie Lou Boger

May 10, 1928 - February 4, 2016

Mrs. Minnie Lou Wilson Boger, 87, of Clayton died Thursday night, February 4, 2016 at Lee’s Long Term Care in Raleigh. She was born May 10, 1928 in Forsyth County, NC daughter of the late William Henry Wilson and Cora Ann Griffith Wilson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Richard M. Boger, four brothers, Elwood Wilson, Sam Wilson, John Henry Wilson, and Hubert Wilson,...
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Charles Laird Stevens

March 26, 1940 - February 4, 2016

Charles Laird Stevens, 75, passed away Thursday February 4, 2016. A graveside service will be held 11:00 Saturday at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with Pastor Sammy Evans officiating.He is survived by his wife, Mamie L. Stevens, daughters, Regina Washington and her husband John, Teresa Snodgrass and her husband Harry, Jody Alt and her husband Clint, grandchildren, Breezie Andrews and her...
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Christopher Adam Wright

April 30, 1984 - February 1, 2016

Christopher Adam “Chris” Wright, 31, the world’s biggest Boston Bruins hockey fan, passed away Monday February 1, 2016. A memorial service will be held 2:00 Saturday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home and at a later date in Hoosick Falls, NY. Chris was a proud veteran of the US Navy and an employee of All Tech Security where he loved his job as a sales engineer.An avid...
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Jean Worley Chappell

September 10, 1937 - February 1, 2016

Jean Worley Chappell, 78, passed away peacefully on Monday February 1, 2016. A graveside service will be held 2:00 pm Friday at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens with Pastor Harold Mitchell officiating.She is survived by her daughters, Teresa Chappell of Smithfield, Dianne Chappell of Clayton, son, Donald Chappell of Florida, grandchildren, Amanda Biedekapp of Clayton, Heather Chappell of Fayetteville,...
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Timmy Jerald Larman

November 28, 1947 - January 28, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Beatrice Olivia Sasser

July 8, 1924 - January 26, 2016

Beatrice A. Sasser, 91, of Marietta, passed away, January 26, 2016 surrounded by family and friends. A native of Wendell, NC, she retired from Southern Bell and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star for 64 years. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 3, from 12-1 p.m. with a funeral service at 1 p.m. in the McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel in Clayton. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial...
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Kay Frances Aversa

June 21, 1945 - January 25, 2016

Kay Tippett Aversa of Clayton, NC died on Monday, January 25, 2016 at her home. Kay had been sick for many years with COPD, cancer, as well as other health problems. She was married to Tom Aversa for 34 years. She was a loving mother and very proud grandma. Kay worked as a Hairdresser and then as an insurance claims adjuster with Great American Insurance Company. Beginning in 1983, Kay and...
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Eddie Daniels

November 14, 1952 - January 23, 2016

Mr. Eddie Daniels, 63, of Clayton died Saturday, January 23, 2016 at his home. He was born November 14, 1952 in Johnston County. His mother, Doris Ruth Garner Daniels, preceded him in death.A memorial service will be held Thursday, January 28, 2015 at 5:00 P.M. in the McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor David Sutphin officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.He is...
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Cynthia Lynne Hamilton

October 30, 1959 - January 22, 2016

Mrs. Cynthia Lynne "Cyndy" Hamilton, 56, of Clayton, NC passed away Friday, January 22, 2016 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC. She was born October 30, 1959 in Washington, D.C.A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, January 29, 2016 in the McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel in Clayton, NC.She is survived by her husband, John Paul Hamilton, her parents, John and Velma Hall of...
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