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

Natalie Pottorff

February 6, 1985 - April 25, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Charles Benjamin Williams

December 15, 1986 - April 22, 2015

Charles Benjamin Williams, 28, passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. A memorial service will be held 1:00 Saturday at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charlie Blackmon officiating.He is survived by his wife, Alexis C. Williams, parents, Jeff Williams and wife, Jamie, mother, Tammy LaVictoire and husband, Robert, sisters, Jennifer Valerin, Katie Crabtree, Brittany Worlds, brother, Perry...
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Robert Henry Hickman

March 17, 1957 - April 20, 2015

Robert “Bob” Henry HickmanMarch 17, 1957 – April 20, 2015 Garner: Robert “Bob” Henry Hickman, age 58, passed away peacefully Monday, April 20, 2015 at Wake Medical Center with his family by his side. A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Friday, April 24, 2015 at Pinecrest Memorial Park. He was a son of Mae Dent Hickman of Garner and the late Robert David...
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Faye Worley Moser

September 27, 1927 - April 19, 2015

FAYE WORLEY MOSER September 27, 1927 - April 19, 2015 Clayton: Faye Worley Moser, 87, passed away April 19, 2015 at Duke Raleigh Hospital. Funeral services will be held 7:00 PM Tuesday, April 21, 2015 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Reverend Charlie Petit officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the...
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Anthony Thomas Abbruscato

September 12, 1940 - April 18, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Percy Cecil Jones

August 11, 1924 - April 17, 2015

Percy Cecil Jones, 90, passed away peacefully on Friday surrounded by his loving family. Funeral service will be held 11:00 Monday at White Oak Baptist Church with Rev. Todd Higginson and Rev. Howard Scott officiating. Entombment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.Mr. Jones was a lifelong farmer in the Archer Lodge community where he also served as a volunteer fireman for many...
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Randall Steven Messick

September 13, 1957 - April 16, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Edith Eason Lee

March 6, 1933 - April 16, 2015

Edith Eason Lee, 82, passed away Thursday. Funeral service will be held 3:00 pm Saturday at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Steve Roy officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens.She is survived by her sisters, Letha Parrish, Gay Childers, Betty Hill and her husband William, Teresa Shrum, special niece, Susan Batten and her husband, Truitt Bell, special nephew, Ricky Batten...
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Charles Davis Medlin

February 22, 1944 - April 13, 2015

Charles Davis Medlin, 71, passed away Monday. Graveside service will be held 11:00 am Thursday at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens with Rev. Tim Brown officiating.He is survived by his wife Jean P. Medlin, sons, Anthony Medlin and Tim Medlin, daughters, Karen Baker and Jenny Hedgecock, mother, Lavee L. Jones, brother, Thomas Medlin. Grandchildren, Harley, Hailey, Davis, Faith, Cody, Payton and Courtney...
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Sue Owens Canup

September 3, 1939 - April 6, 2015

SUE OWENS CANUPSeptember 3, 1939 – April 6, 2015 Clayton: Sue Owens Canup, age 75, passed away on Monday, April 6, 2015, peacefully at her home. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, April 9, 2015 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Reverend Joe Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park. She was preceded in death by her father, Clyde Owens; a...
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Arthur Cameron Mercer

March 24, 1921 - April 4, 2015

ARTHUR CAMERON MERCER, SR.March 24, 1921 – April 4, 2015Clayton: Following a short bout with pneumonia, Arthur Cameron Mercer, Sr., age 94, transitioned to Heaven on Saturday, April 4, 2015.Funeral Services will be held 3:30 PM Wednesday, April 8, 2015 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Reverend Dr. Steve L. Roy officiating. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery with military...
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Robert Leo St. Pierre

December 3, 1939 - April 3, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Donnie E. Murphrey

April 9, 1943 - April 3, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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James Ronald Reynolds

March 24, 1945 - April 1, 2015

James Ronald “Ron” Reynolds, Sr. 70, passed away Wednesday. A memorial service will be held 2:00 Saturday April 4th at First Free Will Baptist Church, 529 S. Third St, Smithfield.He is survived by his wife Florence Reynolds, daughters, Dee Creek of Smithfield and Diane Pearson of McKinney, TX, son, Ron Reynolds, Jr. of Spring Hope, 3 brothers, 1 sister, 8 grandchildren and 1 great...
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Michael Clark

February 26, 1954 - April 1, 2015

HUSTON MICHAEL CLARKFebruary 26, 1954 – April 1, 2015 Clayton: Huston Michael “Mike” Clark, age 61, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at his residence. A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Monday, April 6, 2015 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home. He was a native of Cheraw, SC and a son of Roseann Olsen Clark and the late James Huston Clark. He was a...
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Michele Cobb Whiting

November 28, 1969 - April 1, 2015

Michele Cobb Whiting, 45, passed away Wednesday at Rex Hospital surrounded by her family. A memorial service will be held 2:00 Friday at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Matt Evans officiating.She is survived by her husband, Mike Whiting, daughter, Tori Musolino of Clayton, son, Zac Musolino of Clayton, step-son, Brandon Whiting of Greenville, her mother, Vicki George of Suffolk, VA, father...
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Stella Louise Canady

August 11, 1947 - March 30, 2015

STELLA LOUISE LOYD CANADYAugust 11, 1947 – March 30, 2015 Clayton: Stella Louise Loyd Canady, age 67, passed away on Monday, March 30, 2015. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, April 1, 2015 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park. She was the daughter of the late William Henry Loyd, Sr. and the late Elizabeth Louise Abbott. In...
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Bonnie Carroll

September 6, 1943 - March 29, 2015

Bonnie S. Carroll, age 71, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 29, 2015.A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Fellowship Baptist Church in Clayton with Reverend Dr. Charles R. Ennis officiating. Inurnment will be held at Pinecrest Memorial Park.She was a native of Johnston County and daughter of the late James Roy and Edna LaRue Benson. In addition to her...
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John Charles Hofmann

December 10, 1942 - March 26, 2015

John C. Hofmann, 72, passed away on Thursday. Funeral service will be held 10:30 Friday at White’s Funeral Home Chapel in Farmingdale, NY. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Hazel Hofmann. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Hofmann, daughter and husband, Dawn Spence and Darryl, son and wife, John Hofmann and Kathy, brother, Allan Hofmann and wife, Irene, grandchildren,...
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Robert Eugene Jones

May 10, 1929 - March 22, 2015

Robert “Bob” Eugene Jones, 85, passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2015. Bob was born May 10, 1929 in Camargo, OK to the late George Valentine and Annis Irene Rose Jones. A retired Aircraft Mechaninc for the US Navy, Bob proudly served his country for more than 22 years. Following his Navy career, he also retired from the state of North Carolina. He loved spending time with his family...
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Renee Bullins

August 1, 1947 - March 21, 2015

Renee Taylor BullinsAugust 1, 1947 – March 21, 2015Raleigh – Renee Taylor Bullins, age 67, passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at her residence. Funeral services will be held 2:00 Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Reverend Tony Byrd officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park. She was a daughter of the late Henry Everette Taylor...
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Earl Medlin

September 1, 1933 - March 19, 2015

EARL MEDLINSeptember 1, 1933 – March 19, 2015 Garner: Earl Medlin, age 81, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at his home. A private graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Montlawn Memorial Park in Raleigh. He is survived by his wife, Doris Bryant Medlin; daughter and son-in-law, Pearl and Donald Lovitt; son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Joanna...
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Peggy Allen

August 28, 1928 - March 19, 2015

PEGGY HARRIS ALLENAugust 28, 1928 – March 19, 2015Chapel Hill - Peggy Harris Allen, 85, formerly of Goldsboro, died March 19, 2015 at Carolina Meadows in Chapel Hill. She was born in Roanoke, Va. to the late Dallas and Louella Harris. Peggy attended public schools in Roanoke and went on to graduate from Louis-Gale Hospital School of Nursing. In 1948 her class was sent to Dorothea Dix...
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David Spencer Johnson

August 20, 1935 - March 19, 2015

David Spencer Johnson, age 79, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday March 19, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Rose Hare Johnson. They have two children of whom he was very proud, David Brian Johnson and wife Althea, and Jennifer Johnson Wise. He has three wonderful grandchildren, Hannah Clarice Johnson, Madeline Rose Johnson, and Jacob Michael Wise. He is survived by one...
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Charles Smallwood

March 19, 1955 - March 18, 2015

Charles Richard Smallwood, 59, of Benson passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015. He was born March 19, 1955 in Vineland, NJ to the late Raymond and Maryann Bakely Smallwood. Charles was a member of Hocutt Baptist Church. When he was able, he loved to ride his motorcycle and play golf, but his favorite activity was spending time with his family. His grandsons were his world.Charles is survived...
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Laura May Freeman

January 30, 1977 - March 16, 2015

Laura May Freeman, 38, entered into eternal rest March 16, 2015. Memorial service will be held 4:00 Friday March 20, 2015 at North Wake Church, Wake Forest.She was a loving wife to her husband of 20 years, Ronald Lee Freeman, a nurturing mother to her two sons, Jeremy William Freeman and Jason Lee Freeman, she is also survived by her mother and step father, Marie and Keith Presnell, sisters,...
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Dennis Owen Jones

December 15, 1958 - March 14, 2015

Dennis Owens Jones, age 56, passed away peacefully at surrounded by family, Saturday, March 14, 2015. Dennis was born December 15, 1958 in Johnston County to the late Jeff and Frances Gower Jones. He was a hardworking, dedicated man that enjoyed life and loved to have fun. Dennis could always put a smile on your face. He loved his family and friends and would go out of his way to help them in...
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Grace Marie Johnson

September 10, 1932 - March 13, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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William Duwood Joyner

August 18, 1952 - March 12, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Diana Dean Douglas

September 30, 1961 - March 11, 2015

Diana Dean Dominique Douglas, 53, passed away Wednesday. Funeral services will be held 1:00 Saturday at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Todd Higginson officiating.She is survived by her husband, Dave Douglas, son, Cory Douglas, parents, Gene and Carol Dominique, sister, Tamra Dominique, brother, Bradley Dominique and his wife Laura. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Jasmine...
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Joseph Wuchte

July 16, 1928 - March 10, 2015

CLAYTON: Joseph Wuchte, 86, passed away on Tuesday, March 10. Memorial service will be held 11:00 am Saturday, March 21, 2015 at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel.He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Emma Wuchte, daughter, Margaret Schmitt and her husband Frank, son, Thomas Wuchte and his wife Susan; granddaughter, Dianna Lapham and her husband Todd, grandson, Jeff Schmitt and his wife Erin,...
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Ralph McDonald Johnson

July 3, 1947 - March 9, 2015

Ralph McDonald JohnsonJuly 3, 1947 – March 9, 2015 Clayton: Ralph McDonald Johnson, age 67, passed away at Wake Medical Center on Monday, March 9, 2015. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Friday, March 13, 2015 at Fellowship Baptist Church with Reverend Dr. Charles Ennis and Pastor Scott Tucker officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park. He was a native of Johnston...
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Carrie Rogers

August 6, 1937 - March 9, 2015

Carrie Edwards RogersAugust 6, 1937 – March 9, 2015 Clayton: Carrie Edwards Rogers, age 77, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the Brian Center in Clayton. Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Thursday, March 12, 2015 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park. She was a native of Wayne County, and a daughter of the late Samuel David...
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Nancy Baker

April 18, 1939 - March 8, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Linda Wheeler

August 6, 1947 - March 7, 2015

Linda Benson WheelerAugust 6, 1947 – March 7, 2015 Clayton: Linda Benson Wheeler passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015 surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday March 10, 2015 at First Baptist Church with Dr. Mark White officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens. She is survived by her daughter, Denise Gallimore (Chris); sons, Derek...
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Phyllis Puckett Godwin

October 14, 1936 - March 5, 2015

Phyllis Puckett Godwin, 78, passed away on Thursday, funeral service will be held 2:00p.m Sunday at Bethesda Baptist Church with Dr. Gary Burden officiating. Burial will follow at Knollwood Memorial Park. She was preceded in death by her father, Luther C. Puckett.She is survived by her husband, Bobby S. Godwin of Smithfield, sons, Gregory S. Godwin and wife Darlene of Smithfield, Jeffrey L....
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Lillian Penny Ladd

June 7, 1924 - March 4, 2015

Lillian Penny Ladd, 90, passed away Wednesday, graveside services will be held 12:00 Saturday at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens.She is survived by her daughter, Linda Ann Austin of Clayton, sons, Richard Thomas Ladd, Sr (Wanda)of Selma, Allen Horst Ladd (Karen) of Wendell, sisters, Frances Lamar Bass of Smithfield, Laura Ann Hamilton of Selma, Edna Ruth Butler of Oxford, brother, Roscoe Prince Penny...
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Thelma Louise Cowher

July 10, 1921 - March 2, 2015

THELMA LOUISE TIPTON COWHERJuly 10, 1921 – March 2, 2015CLAYTON: Thelma Lousie Tipton Cowher, age 93, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 02, 2015 at Brian Center of Clayton. A memorial service will be held 3:00 PM Friday, March 6, 2015 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Roy officiating. She was a native of Erwin, TN and a daughter of the late Alvin Tipton and...
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Thomas Anderson Hargis

October 8, 1931 - February 27, 2015

Thomas Anderson Hargis, Jr., went to be with his savior, surrounded by family, on Friday, February 27, 2015. He was born October 8, 1931, in Person County, to the late Thomas Anderson and Callie Parrish Hargis. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, March 2, 2015 in the McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel, 12830 US HWY 70 Business West, Clayton, NC 27520. The family will receive...
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Billy Warren Bailey

August 16, 1952 - February 26, 2015

Billy Warren Bailey, 62, passed away Thursday. Funeral services will be held 2:00 Monday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Stewart officiating. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.He is survived by his sons, Kenneth Warren Bailey-Hall and Billy Joe Lee, daughters, Ryan Curry Bailey-Hall and Helen Danielle Bailey-Hutcheson and her husband Tony, mother, Helen U. Bailey, four...
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Betty L. Mackey

April 3, 1930 - February 23, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Penny Louise Barbour

May 1, 1924 - February 22, 2015

Penny Louise Jones Barbour, 90, passed away Sunday. Funeral services will be held 11:00 Wednesday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Roger Hill officiating. Burial will follow at Knollwood Memorial Park.She is survived by her daughter, Janice Godwin and her husband Denny of Garner, grandchildren, Gregory Barbour, Stephen Godwin and Tyler Barbour.The family will receive friends...
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Genevieve Bell

March 1, 1922 - February 21, 2015

SARAH GENEVIEVE ELLIS BELLMarch 1, 1922 – February 21, 2015DUE TO THE INCLEMENT WEATHER, MRS.BELL’S MEMORIAL SERVICE HAS BEEN RE-SHEDULED FOR 1:00 PM SATURDAY at HORNE MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH Clayton: Sarah Genevieve Ellis Bell passed away at her home on Saturday, February 21, 2015, surrounded by her family.A memorial service will be held 11:00 am Thursday, February 26, 2015 at...
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Edna Greene Flowers

June 14, 1937 - February 21, 2015

Edna Rose Greene Flowers, 77, a beautiful, kind, and loving mother and “Nana” passed away Saturday.Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 Wednesday at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Amelia Church Cemetery.She is survived by her son, Jimmy R. Flowers, Jr, of Raleigh, daughter, Alecia Flowers Zucker of Clayton, grandson, Addison Rogers Zucker, and many other...
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Van Massey

September 7, 1930 - February 20, 2015

VAN S. MASSEYSeptember 7, 1930 – February 20, 2015CLAYTON: Van S. Massey, age 84, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015, at Jackson-Madison General Hospital in Tennessee.He was born on September 7, 1930, in Wake County, North Carolina. His parents were the late Frances Creech and Kermit Creech. Mr. Massey is survived by his sisters Clara Bunn and Emma Rogers, and brother, Bob Creech. He...
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June Brantley Leonard

November 21, 1917 - February 20, 2015

JUNE PETERSON BRANTLEY LEONARDNovember 21, 1917 – February 21, 2015 CLAYTON: June Peterson Brandtley Leonard, age 97, passed away Saturday, February 21, 2015 at SECU Hospice House in Smithfield.Funeral services will be held 7:00 PM Monday, February 23, 2015 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home. Entombment will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at the Pinecrest Memorial Park...
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Charles Jerry Murphy

February 3, 1938 - February 17, 2015

Charles Jerry Murphy, 77, passed away on Tuesday. A memorial service will be held 3:00p.m Friday at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lee Marlow officiating.He is survived by his wife, Jan Willis, daughter; Lynn Crockett and her husband, Allen, granddaughter; Caroline, grandson; Joshua, his first wife; Sue M. Waller, sister; Kay Massey, special cousin; Carl Brooks Murphey, special friend;...
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Dorothy Elizabeth Klein

March 6, 1921 - February 8, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Melinda Sue Forbes

April 25, 1943 - January 30, 2015

Melinda Sue Forbes, 71, of Clayton passed away Friday, January 30, 2015. A native of Asheville, NC, Melinda was born April 25, 1943 to the late William Reeves and Pauline Elizabeth Lovin Robinson. She loved her family and spending time with all of them, especially her grandchildren.A Memorial Service will be held at 3pm on Sunday, February 8, 2015 in the McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel, 12830 US...
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Percy Glenn Boyette

June 30, 1952 - January 28, 2015

Percy Glenn Boyette, 62, passed away Wednesday. A memorial service will be held 5:00pm Friday at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ross Carter officiating.He is survived by his wife, Bonnie S. Boyette, daughter; Kimberly Boyette Powers and her husband Jamie, daughter; Anna Boyette and a granddaughter, Skylar, brother; Larry Boyette and his wife Kay.In lieu of flowers memorial contributions...
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Carolyn Carolyn Faircloth

July 5, 1944 - January 25, 2015

Carolyn Pounds Faircloth, 70, passed away Sunday. Funeral services will be held 2:00 Thursday at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roger Hill officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens.She is survived by her daughters; Paige Morris and her husband Jeff of Four Oaks, Yvette Boyd and her husband Chris of Garner, Johnie Carol Stancil and her husband Kenny of Zebulon and...
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Shirley Marie Bullock

January 15, 1938 - January 25, 2015

SHIRLEY MARIE SMITH BULLOCKJanuary 15, 1938 – January 25, 2015 GARNER: Shirley Marie Smith Bullock, age 77, passed away on Sunday, January 25, 2015. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Thursday, January 29, 2015 at McLaurin Funeral Home, 12830 US 70 Business Highway West, Clayton, NC. No formal services are planned. She was a native of Johnston County and a daughter...
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Lola Poole

April 3, 1921 - January 23, 2015

LOLA GREEN POOLEApril 3, 1921 - January 23, 2105CLAYTON: Lola Green Poole, age 93, passed away on Friday, January 23, 2015 at Brian Center of Clayton.A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Way of Life Baptist Church, 2100 Harmony Court, Clayton, NC with Reverend Scott Tucker officiating. Inurnment will be held at Pinecrest Memorial Park at a later date.
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Evelyn Violet Antosch

December 31, 1921 - January 20, 2015

Evelyn Antosch, 93, passed on to a better place early Tuesday morning in the SECU Hospice House. She was the daughter of Oscar and Violet Laramie who preceded her in death.She was preceded in death by her late husband Siegfried Antosch and her only brother Roland Laramie. She is survived by her 2 daughters: Judy Strickling and her husband Doug Moore of Lexington, KY, and Jeanne Huffman of Selma...
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Eugene Bonnell Speck

December 11, 1933 - January 16, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Sabrina Tianna Smith-Epley

August 10, 1977 - January 15, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Jewell Grey Stanley

September 30, 1934 - January 15, 2015

Jewell Grey Otto Stanley, 80, the daughter of the late Edgar B. and Bertie Jones Otto passed away Thursday, funeral services will be held 2:00 Monday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Pastor Bobby Heath officiating. Burial will follow at Knollwood Memorial Park, Clayton.She is survived by her sister; JoAnn O. Chapman and husband Younger M. Chapman of Goldsboro, Uncle; Paul K. Otto of...
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Danny R. PEARCE

March 3, 1947 - January 13, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Rose Willis

June 30, 1948 - January 10, 2015

Rose Blackmon Willis, age 66, passed away on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at her residence after a long courageous battle with cancer.  Funeral services will be held  2:00 PM Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Haven Free...
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George Melvin Cotton

June 17, 1927 - January 9, 2015

Rev. George Melvin CottonJune 17, 1927 – January 9, 2015 Rev. George Melvin Cotton, age 87, formerly of Grayson, Georgia, passed away Friday, January 09, 2015 in Clayton, North Carolina.Funeral services will be held 2:30 pm Monday, January 12, 2015 at Bethesda Baptist Church in Clayton with Reverend Gary Burden officiating.A graveside committal service will be held at 10:30 am Wednesday,...
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Frances DiGregorio

August 27, 1922 - January 8, 2015

FRANCES SALAFIA DiGREGORIOAugust 27, 1922 – January 8, 2015CLAYTON, NC – Frances Pauline Salafia DiGregorio, age 92, formerly of New York, passed away, Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Johnston Medical Center in Smithfield, NC.A private memorial service will be held at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home in Clayton, NC.She is survived by her...
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Betty Louise Sutton

January 27, 1930 - January 5, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Ellen Ercelle Brown

July 12, 1935 - January 4, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Harvey Lathrop

October 24, 1926 - January 3, 2015

Harvey went to be with his Lord and Savior January 3, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Wilson Lathrop, of Clayton, NC, his daughter, Rebecca Lathrop Love, her husband Bradley D. Love, their daughter, Natalie and son Nick all of Reynoldsburg, OH. He is survived by a brother James E. Lathrop (Pat), Valrico, FL and Sisters-in-law Marie Lathrop, Marion, OH and Janet Lathrop, Delaware, OH,...
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Wanda Mae Ray

March 28, 1930 - January 3, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Winnie Smith

December 8, 1930 - January 2, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Harris Dixon Spence

November 15, 1925 - January 2, 2015

Dixon Spence, 89 year old retired building contractor, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on January 2, 2015. He was the son of the late Mack and Elsie Spence, of Clayton. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Spence; daughter, Sherry Sawyer; son, Timmy Spence; grandson, Scott Allen; brothers, Mack, Glen, Earl, and Tom Spence; and sister, Ruby Joyner.He is survived by his son, Andy...
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Ann Mary Vaughan

October 9, 1921 - January 2, 2015

Ann Mary Vaughan, 93, of Clayton passed away Friday, January 2, 2015. A lifelong resident of West Haven, CT, Ann was born October 9, 1921 to the late Charles and Ella Lubby Lindquist.Ann is survived by her son, John F. Vaughan, Jr. and his wife, Cecelia; daughter, Anne Catherine Vaughan, all of Clayton, NC; son, Mark Arthur Vaughan, of CT; granddaughter, Elizabeth Mary Burke, of Clayton, NC;...
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Alice Schiltz

October 27, 1940 - January 1, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Deborah Lynn Thompson

November 4, 1955 - December 30, 2014

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Joseph Bailey McAdams

January 15, 1926 - December 30, 2014

JOSEPH BAILEY McADAMS, JR.January 15, 1926 – December 30, 2014CLAYTON, NC – Joseph Bailey McAdams, Jr., 88, formerly of Clayton, NC passed away December 30, 2014 at Shannon Gray Rehabilitation Center, Jamestown, NC. He was born to Joseph Bailey McAdams and Berniece McAdams on January 15, 1926 in Estellene, Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Whitley McAdams of Clayton,...
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Sandra Lee Raines

May 13, 1956 - December 29, 2014

Sandra Lee Raines, 58, of Clayton passed away unexpectedly Monday, December 29, 2014. A native of Miami, FL, Sandra was born May 13, 1956 to the late Ralph Edward and Jewel Dean Downing Nichols. She loved to spend time with her family, especially the grandchildren. They were the light of her life and she would find a way to bring them up in any conversation. She would spend hours with them,...
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Cameron Thomas Cannon

December 15, 1976 - December 28, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Robert DiNubila

March 12, 1946 - December 28, 2014

Bob DiNubila, 68, lost his short battle with cancer surrounded by his family. Bob was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and uncle. Survived by his wife of 48 years, Margaret of Clayton and daughter, Kim and husband, Travis Baker of Holly Springs; son, Kris of Clayton; mother, Joy of Orange City, Fl; and brother, Tom and wife Jackie of Fort Worth, TX; and his 5 grandchildren;...
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George Alfred Ballard

December 11, 1931 - December 27, 2014

George Ballard passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 27, 2014, after a year long battle with cancer. Retiring after serving 26 years as a Lieutenant with the Des Moines Fire Department, George and his wife, Janice, moved to Clayton where he partnered with his son, Dave, creating Ballard Construction RTP.He was an avid fisherman, hunter and Rusty Wallace fan. George and Janice, his wife of...
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Billy Worth Carroll

September 4, 1941 - December 26, 2014

BILLY WORTH CARROLLSeptember 4, 1941 – December 26, 2014 GARNER – Billy Worth Carroll, age 73 passed away at Transition Life Care in Raleigh. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, December 29, 2014 at Fellowship Baptist Church with Reverend Dr. Charles R. Ennis officiating. Inurnment will be held later in the week at Pinecrest Memorial Park. He was a native of Johnston...
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John Calvin Coats

February 2, 1936 - December 26, 2014

John Calvin “J.C.” CoatsFebruary 2, 1936 – December 26, 2014 CLAYTON – John Calvin “J.C.” Coats, age 78, passed away at his residence on Friday, December 26, 2014. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Tuesday, December 30, 2014 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Reverend Jerry Stephens officiating. Burial will follow in the Lucas Family Cemetery in...
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Pearl Duncan Dean

September 24, 1915 - December 26, 2014

Pearl Duncan Dean, 99, passed away Friday. Funeral services will be held 2:00 Sunday at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Mark White officiating. Entombment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery, Clayton.She is survived by her daughter; Patricia D. Ellis of Clayton, sons; Douglas Dean of Wilmington and Benjamin Dean of Wake Forest. 8 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren.
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Russell Ray Mitchell

November 30, 1962 - December 22, 2014

Russell Ray Mitchell, 52, passed away Monday. Funeral services will be held 2:00 Saturday at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel.He is survived by his mother; Mary Ann Ostrowski and her husband Bill, sister; Lisa Anthony, brother; Bobby Mitchell, Jr. and a niece, Amber Anthony. The family will receive friends on Saturday one hour prior to the service from 1:00-2:00pm at the funeral home. Online...
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Roger Charles Hedman

April 2, 1952 - December 18, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Betty Bagwell Benson

July 1, 1934 - December 9, 2014

Betty Bagwell Benson, 80, passed away Tuesday. Graveside services will be held on 1:00 Friday at Maplewood Cemetery with Dr. Jerry Stephenson officiating.She is survived by her daughter; Susie Stephenson and her husband Jerry, son; Michael Benson and his wife Brenda, son-in-law; George Lee all of Clayton, sisters; Annie Ruth Ford of Garner, Jeanette Austin of Clayton and Linda Blackmon of Clayton...
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Steve Alfred Emory

August 18, 1945 - December 7, 2014

Steve Alfred Emory, age 69, of Clayton passed away Sunday, December 7, 2014. Steve was born August 18, 1945 in Buncombe County to the late Carrol and Lillian Smith Emory. He retired as a police officer in Charlotte and moved into Clayton where he started working with Time Warner Cable. After retiring from Time Warner, he finally had time for the things he loved most; family and the great...
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Wendy Gail Taylor

March 27, 1954 - December 2, 2014

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

May 19, 1944 - December 2, 2014

LENORA ANN EWING BUXTONMay 19, 1944 – December 2, 2014 APEX – Lenora Ann Ewing Buxton, age 70, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Thursday, December 4, 2014 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home in Clayton with Pastor Steven Hepting officiating. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum of...
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Joseph Clifford Hinds

July 2, 1939 - November 28, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Charles John Hoffmann

April 11, 1958 - November 21, 2014

Charles John Hoffmann, age 56, of Clayton passed away Friday, November 21, 2014. Charlie was born April 11, 1958 in Oceanside, NY to the Margaret and the late Charles Hoffmann. He was a man that always took care of his family first. He loved his family but none more than the grandchildren, they were the light of his life. He was a mechanic for more than 40 years and he loved to burn rubber. ...
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Mary Grace Parker

January 17, 1930 - November 18, 2014

Grace Blizzard Parker, 84, passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 18, 2014. Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Saturday at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel with entombment following in the mausoleum of Pinecrest Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Parker was the former Town Clerk for the Town of Garner and retired from the State of NC with the Youth Services Division. She was also a self-employed Real Estate...
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Howard Leroy Lawson

January 6, 1947 - November 17, 2014

Howard Leroy Lawson, Jr., age 67, of Clayton passed away Monday, November 17, 2014. Leroy was born January 6, 1947 in Durham to the late Howard Leroy and Ollie Moore Lawson. He was a man that always put his family first and loved nothing more than to see them smile.A Funeral Service will be held at 6pm on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 in the McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel, 12830 US Highway 70...
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Lawrence George Littell

December 18, 1949 - November 13, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Wesley James Lifford

November 18, 1979 - November 9, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Annie J. Markham

July 13, 1928 - November 8, 2014

Annie Lee Jones Markham, age 86, passed away surrounded by family, Saturday, November 8, 2014. Annie was born July 13, 1928 in Johnston County to the late Julian Leland and Olivia Gertrude Davis Jones. A Funeral service will be held 2:00 PM, Wednesday, November 12, 2014 in the McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel, 12830 US HWY 70 Business West, Clayton, NC 27520. The family will receive friends from 1...
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Marty Payne Mazur

December 4, 1953 - November 7, 2014

MARTHA “MARTY” PAYNE MAZURDecember 4, 1953 – November 7, 2014 SMITHFIELD – Martha “Marty” Payne Mazur, age 60, passed away on Friday, November 7, 2014 at Johnston Medical Center. A memorial service will be held 3:00 PM Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home in Clayton. She was a daughter of Genevieve Duncan Harris and the late...
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James Delano Poole

December 27, 1932 - November 7, 2014

James Delano Poole, 81, passed away Friday, funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday, in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with burial following at Pinecrest Memorial Park.He is survived by his wife, Patricia Poole; daughters, Terry Poole, Pam Morris and Mandy Poole; grandchildren, James Quinn and PJ Hill; great grandchildren, Rian and Rori Hill.The family will receive friends one hour...
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Helen Gertrude Smith Grady

January 3, 1936 - November 7, 2014

Helen Smith Grady, age 78, of Raleigh, NC passed away peacefully and quietly, Friday, November 7, 2014 surrounded by her family. A memorial will be held at 11am on Saturday, November 15, 2014 in the McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel, 12830 US Highway 70 Business West, Clayton, NC 27520. The family will receive friends following the service.Her sweet smile and embracing hugs will always be remembered...
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Miriam Sutton Adams

September 18, 1934 - November 6, 2014

Miriam Sutton Adams was born September 18, 1934 in Sampson County to Hubbard and Fannie Sutton. She graduated from Piney Grove High School, received her BS and Masters from East Carolina Teachers College in Elementary Education. She taught in Maryland, Benson, Hobbton and Clayton. She was active in Johnston County NCAE in which she served as District President. She retired from teaching in 1983...
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William Stallings

March 20, 1938 - November 4, 2014

WILLIAM “BILL” ROSCOE STALLINGSMarch 20, 1938 – November 4, 2014 GARNER: William “Bill Roscoe Stallings, age 76, passed away on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.He was born in Selma NC to William R & Leona Stallings and married Wilda Faye Norris from Dunn NC. He was the head plumber at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds for many years and retired from NC Dept. of...
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Betty Ann Johnson

February 8, 1940 - November 4, 2014

BETTY DENNING JOHNSONFebruary 8, 1940 – November 4, 2014 CLAYTON: Betty Ann Denning Johnson, age 74, passed away on November 4, 2014. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday November 8, 2014 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Pastor Jeremy Denning and Pastor Andy Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park. She was preceded in death by her parents...
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William Raeford Underwood

December 13, 1934 - November 4, 2014

Raeford Underwood, 79, passed away Tuesday. Funeral services will be held 11:00 Friday at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Turner officiating.He was a member of North Clayton Christian Church, which is now Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and served as a deacon for many years. In 1960 he started serving as the sound engineer, a position he held until his death. His passion of music help...
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Norma Jean Weaver

June 1, 1930 - November 2, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Edward Eugene Causby

December 23, 1932 - November 2, 2014

Born in 1932, in the rolling hills of Burke County near Morganton, North Carolina, Gene never forgot his roots. His values of honesty, responsibility, and hard work followed him throughout his life.Gene’s parents, Ivey and Margaret Causby, his brothers Jimmy, Fred, Earl, and Bobby predeceased him in death. His sisters-in-law Marie, Nell, Shirley, and Sarah still live in the Morganton area...
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