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

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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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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Roberto Rodriguez Garcia

December 10, 1934 - January 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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David Earl Scott

May 30, 1936 - January 14, 2016

David “Buddy” Earl Scott, Sr. 79, passed away Thursday January 14, 2016. Funeral service will be held 3:00 Sunday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with burial to follow at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens.He is survived by his wife Alease S. Scott, sons, David Scott, Jr., Bobby Scott and Tommy Scott, daughter Lisa Wilson, brother, Thurman Scott, sisters, Rose Mosely, Cassie Johnson...
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William James Spreitzer

May 27, 1933 - January 13, 2016

Mr. William James Spreitzer, Sr., 82, of Clayton died Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at SECU Hospice House in Smithfield. He was born May 27, 1933 in Berlin, NJ son of the late Joseph M. and Margaret M. Spreitzer. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Jean Hersey Spreitzer, a brother, Joseph W. Spreitzer, and a sister, Margaret Spreitzer Pajic.Mr. Spreitzer was in the Navy reserve for 8 years...
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Mary Kay Hassell

February 21, 1952 - January 13, 2016

Mary Kay Hassell, 63, born February 21, 1952 to the late Joseph E. and Ruth H. Mizell, was an active member of Turner Memorial Baptist Church passed away Tuesday January 13, 2016. Funeral service will be held 1:00 Saturday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Aaron Still and Rev. Jason Underwood officiating. Entombment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.She is...
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Shane Carlton Strickland

July 27, 1969 - January 11, 2016

Shane Carlton Strickland, 46, passed away Monday January 11, 2016. A graveside memorial service will be held 1:00pm Thursday at Wilson Mills Christian Church Cemetery.He is survived by his sons, Trey Strickland, Nathan Strickland and Colin Smith, daughters, Brittany Strickland and Savannah Smith, sisters, Teresa Murphy and Gina Perry, brother, Jeffrey Atwood, grandchildren, Caleb Strickland,...
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Wanda Marie Davis

June 22, 1939 - January 10, 2016

Wanda Marie Davis, 76, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2016.A native of Haywood County, Wanda was born on June 22, 1939 to the late James Andrew and Pearl Mehaffey Ball. Her husband, Joseph J. Davis, Sr., was the love of her life. She lost him much too young and at the age of 58 she turned all her attention to her children and grandchildren. Family was all she ever needed and to her last...
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Joseph Edward Weaver

June 14, 1935 - January 10, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Robin Lynn Cogar

August 1, 1960 - January 9, 2016

Mrs. Robin Lynn Cogar, 55, of Clayton died Saturday, January 9, 2016 at her home. She was born August 1, 1960 daughter of the late Ron and Barbara Sturman.Mrs. Cogar was a member of Calvary Chapel in Clayton. Her beloved hobbies included arts and crafts, painting, canning, and gardening. Her favorite sports team, which she truly loved, was the New England Patriots.A funeral service will be held...
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Sondra Sue Philippart

September 1, 1937 - January 8, 2016

Mrs. Sondra Sue Tipper Philippart, 78, of Raleigh died Friday, January 8, 2016 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. She was born September 1, 1937 in Clarksburg, WV daughter of the late T. Joe Tipper and Loretta C. Tipper. She was a 1954 graduate of Victory High School and graduated from West Virginia University in 1960.Mrs. Philippart was a school teacher for over 50 years in the public school...
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Peggy Faison Evans

January 26, 1935 - January 7, 2016

Peggy Faison Evans, 80, passed away Thursday January 7, 2016. Funeral service will be held 2:00 Sunday at Wildwood Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Hardison and Rev. Mike Beasley officiating. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery, Clayton.She is survived by her daughter, Debbie Johnson of Clayton, son, Ken Evans and wife Ina of Four Oaks, grandchildren, Evan Johnson, Kendall Evans,...
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Deborah Durrant Brooks

August 3, 1965 - January 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Stanley Joseph Kulas

May 9, 1950 - January 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Leonard Earl Smart

March 6, 1935 - January 4, 2016

Leonard Earl “Yank” Smart, Jr. passed away Monday January 4, 2016. A memorial service will be held 2:00 Wednesday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Tutor and Rev. Keith Debord officiating.He is survived by his daughter, Cindy White, sons, Terry Smart and Adrian Smart, sisters, Shirley Davis, Beverly Chodonitz, Sharon Schneider and Sherry Davis, 6 grandchildren and...
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Gerardo Galvan

March 29, 2003 - December 28, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Pauline Stephenson Cantrell

December 10, 1932 - December 23, 2015

Pauline Stephenson Cantrell, 83, passed away Wednesday December 23, 2015. A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Monday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Dr. Mark White officiating. Burial will be Tuesday at 11:00 AM in Raleigh National Cemetery.She is survived by her sons, Jay Cantrell of Raleigh, Jeffrey Cantrell and wife Karen of Bristow, VA, sister, Josephine S. Taylor of Tarboro,...
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Stephen Albano

April 19, 1929 - December 21, 2015

Mr. Stephen Albano, Jr., 86, of Clayton died Monday, December 21, 2015 at Johnston Medical Center in Smithfield. He was born April 19, 1929 in Rockford, IL son of the late Stephen Albano, Sr. and Domenica Albano. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, one sister, and a granddaughter, Victoria Albano.Mr. Albano was a retired Master Sergeant of the United States Marine Corps and served...
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Ann Carter Mays

June 28, 1936 - December 21, 2015

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

December 9, 1936 - December 20, 2015

Jane Yvonne Petit Green, 79, the daughter of the late Luther and Mary Beddingfield Petit, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015. Funeral service will be held 11:00 Wednesday at Everett Chapel Church with entombment to follow at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.Mrs. Green was a member of Everett Chapel Church, the Ladies Auxiliary, Women’s Prayer Group, choir member, previous choir...
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Gerald Wayne Canady

December 28, 1953 - December 19, 2015

Gerald Wayne Canady, 61, passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2015.Gerald was born in on December 28, 1953 to Clara Canady Williams and the late Herman Dwight Canady. He was a retired facility technician with formerly BellSouth now AT&T. He was a Jack of all trades and affectionately known as the Black and Decker man. He loved motorcycles and NASCAR, but the most important thing in his...
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Percy Eugene Bailey

April 26, 1959 - December 19, 2015

Percy Eugene Bailey, 56, passed away peacefully Saturday December 19, 2015 surrounded by his wife and children. Funeral services will be held 11:00 Tuesday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Pastor Dennis Pollock officiating. Entombment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.He is survived by his wife, Vicki S. Bailey, daughters, Stephanie B. Narron and husband Brandon,...
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Charles T. McDonald

July 8, 1932 - December 18, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Joy Ellen Tester

March 30, 1965 - December 17, 2015

Joy Ellen (Hutchinson) Tester, 50, passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2015.Joy was born in Toledo, Ohio on March 30, 1965 to Georgia "Jo" Ellen Bedee and the late James Jay Hutchinson. She was a registered nurse and enjoyed taking care of her patients. More than that, she loved spending time with her family and friends. A devoted mother, daughter, sister and friend; she will be...
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Ralph Edward Putt

November 30, 1924 - December 17, 2015

Born on November 30, 1924 in Moline, Illinois, Ralph Edward Putt, 91, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, December 17, 2015. A memorial service will be held 2:00 Saturday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Ross Carter officiating.Before joining the military he worked at John Deere’s Central Employment in East Moline, Illinois.He was a proud Army veteran of World War II...
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Lester Odell Wood

April 23, 1928 - December 15, 2015

Lester Odell Wood, 87, an avid NC State fan and golfer passed away Tuesday December 15, 2015. A memorial service will be held 1:00 Friday, Dec. 18, at Way of Life Baptist Church. Mr. Wood retired with 31 years of service from NCSU. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and Odie.He was preceded in death by his first wife Louise G. Wood and is survived by his wife Ann Godwin Wood, daughters...
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Bettie Webb Johnson

November 20, 1927 - December 14, 2015

Bettie “Louise” Webb Johnson, 88, formerly of Smithfield passed away Monday, December 14, 2015. Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Friday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Kyle Sullivan officiating. Burial will follow at Raleigh Memorial Park.She was preceded in death by her husband James “Shade” Johnson and is survived by her 5 boys, James “Jimmy...
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Jesse Ray Waugh

November 9, 1951 - December 12, 2015

Rev. Jesse Ray Waugh, 64, of Clayton peacefully passed away at his home on Saturday. December 12, 2015. Jesse was born in Burlington, NC on November 9, 1951 to Julius Harvey Waugh, Jr. and Julia David Waugh.Jesse graduated from Campbell University in 1974 with a B.S. Degree in Music Education. He also earned his Masters of Church Music in 1978 from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in...
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Thomas Graves Wright

September 9, 1963 - December 12, 2015

Mr. Thomas Graves Wright, Jr., 52, of Garner died Saturday, December 12, 2015 at SECU Hospice House in Smithfield after a very brief but courageous battle with cancer. He was born September 9, 1963 at the US Naval Hospital on Guam, son of Thomas Graves Wright, Sr. and Jane Wright of Hampstead.Mr. Wright worked for First Fleet Trucking at Flowers Bakery in Goldsboro. He was a huge sports fan,...
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Betty Carraway Thomas

February 4, 1935 - December 12, 2015

Mrs. Betty Carraway Thomas, 80, of Raleigh died Sunday morning, December 12, 2015 at North Hills Senior Living. She was born February 4, 1935 in Greene County, NC, daughter of the late Joe and Lottie W. Carraway. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Samuel LeRoy Thomas and a brother, Joe Carraway.Mrs. Thomas grew up and graduated from The Methodist Orphanage in Raleigh. She graduated...
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Margaret Harrison Johnson

April 22, 1924 - December 12, 2015

Margaret Harrison Johnson, 91, an active member of the DAR and a recipient of numerous awards for service including the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, passed away Saturday, December 12, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 Wednesday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home in Clayton. Burial will follow at Baptist Center Church Cemetery.She is survived by her sons, Michael J. Johnson and...
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Gladys Smith Medlin

July 2, 1931 - December 12, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Maxine Radford Liles

January 9, 1942 - December 10, 2015

Maxine Radford Liles, 73, passed away Thursday. Funeral services will be held 2:00 Monday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with burial to follow at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens,She is survived by her sons, Terry Hamilton and William Paul, Jr., daughter, Brenda Shiver, adopted daughter, Kristina Liles, sister, Jo Ann Little and her husband Jimmie, brother-in-law, Grady Cooke, grandchildren,...
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Charles Alan Tart

April 2, 1963 - December 9, 2015

Charles Alan Tart, 52, passed away Wednesday. A memorial service will be held 2:30 Sunday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Burden officiating. The family will receive friends for an hour prior to the service.He is survived by his sons, Nicholas Tart, Michael Tart and Andrew Tart, mother, Delores T. Tart, brothers, Dennis Tart and wife, Peggy and Chris Tart and wife, Marie,...
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Edmund Gibson Studley

June 18, 1932 - December 7, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Carl Dixon Wilkins

August 20, 1926 - December 5, 2015

Carl Dixon Wilkins, 89, passed away Saturday, December 5, 2015.Born in Mayodan, NC Mr. Wilkins was a member of First Baptist Church of Mayodan. He also served with the United States Army in World War II as a member of the Military Police in Germany. His career spanned 37 with the NC Dept. of Transportation and was an Equipment Engineer and upon retirement he began working for White’s Tire...
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Donald Joseph Lemery

December 21, 1938 - November 29, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Gerald Lee Shuman

November 14, 1942 - November 27, 2015

Mr. Gerald Lee “Jerry” Shuman, 73, of Clayton died Friday, November 27, 2015 at his home. He was born November 14, 1942 in Cabarrus County, NC son of the late Lee Washington Shuman and Willie McGinnis Shuman. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Shuman Eubanks.Mr. Shuman was a US Navy veteran.A funeral service will be held Tuesday, December 1 at 2:00 P.M. at Fellowship...
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Billy Ray Eason

June 11, 1936 - November 24, 2015

Billy Ray Eason, 79, peacefully passed away at Duke Raleigh Hospital on Tuesday, November 24th, surrounded by his loving family. Billy Ray had fought a four and a half year battle with cancer, maintaining a positive attitude to the end, and finding daily comfort in the Twenty Third Psalm.A native of Johnston County, Billy Ray was born on June 11, 1936, the son of Brack and Annie Lee Eason. He...
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Jennifer Louise Summers

March 8, 1970 - November 23, 2015

Jennifer Louise Summers, 45, of Clayton died Monday, November 23, 2015 at her home. She was born March 8, 1970 in Portsmouth, VA.A graduate of Indiana University, Jennifer spent her life dedicated to education.She was an eternal optimist, who would light up a room. Devoted to her family, a loving mother, daughter, and friend to all she met.A memorial service will be held Sunday, November 29,...
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James Kevin O'Hara

June 19, 1959 - November 22, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Joan Hill Marshburn

November 7, 1943 - November 22, 2015

Joan Hill Marshburn, 72, the daughter of the late Dock and Addie Harrison Hill passed away Sunday. Funeral service will be held 2:00 Wednesday at Benson Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Billy Cashwell officiating. Burial will follow at Baptist Center Church Cemetery.Mrs. Marshburn, a retired school teacher is survived by her husband of 43 years, Allan E. Marshburn, Jr., her children, Julie M....
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Doris Gertrude Marjorie Krueger

December 28, 1925 - November 22, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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James Patrick Connors

May 18, 1964 - November 21, 2015

James Patrick “Jim” Connors, 51, passed away Saturday November 21, 2015. Funeral service will be held 10:00am Saturday at St. Ann Catholic Church with burial to follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Johnson Connors, his son, Brice Patrick Connors, a daughter, Landry Paige Connors, sisters, Barbara Petrasovits and Kelly Corrigan, one niece and several...
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James Frederick Wall

December 10, 1944 - November 21, 2015

On November 21, 2015, Fred “Bubba” Wall finished his mission trip here on Earth. His Father, the Lord has called him home to start a new mission where he can continue to touch our lives as well as spread his love, his passion, and his guidance to not only us, but to many lives around the world. Please help us to not grieve, but to celebrate his new mission.A native of Clayton, Fred...
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Timothy Dwayne Davis

April 14, 1986 - November 18, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Sada Yohena Talton

July 20, 1931 - November 17, 2015

Mrs. Sada Yohena Talton, 84, of Clayton died Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at her home. She was bron July 20, 1931 in Okinawa, Japan, daughter of the late Koko and Cama Yohena. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Alfred J. Talton, a daughter, June Talton, and a son, Gencha Yohena.A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 9:00 A.M. at Baptist Center Church in Clayton...
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James Sherrill Barbour

September 6, 1934 - November 17, 2015

Sherrill Barbour entered into the presence of his Savior surrounded by family Tuesday morning.A Memorial Service conducted by Pastor Ray Carr celebrating Sherrill’s life will be at Baptist Center Church, 2163 Ranch Road, Clayton on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 11:00am, Visitation at 10:00am.He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Phyllis; son Rusty Barbour (Jill), daughter Sherri Anderson ...
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Donald Lathan Sullivan

April 1, 1935 - November 15, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Paul Peter Mason

April 29, 1942 - November 14, 2015

Paul Peter Mason, Sr. passed away Saturday November 14, 2015. A memorial service will be held 1:00 Saturday at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel.A decorated veteran, USMC Captain (ret.) Mason received several medals including, Combat Action Ribbon, Air Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, Vietnamese Services Medal, Marksman Rifle Badge, Expert Pistol Badge and a Combat...
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Elton Hubert Thompson

September 1, 1932 - November 14, 2015

Elton Hubert Thompson, 83, a veteran of the US Marine Corp. passed away Saturday. A graveside service will be held 2:00 Tuesday at Maplewood Cemetery in Clayton. Mr. Thompson was a member of Granite Lodge #191, Johnston County Shrine Club, American Legion Post #71 and Hocutt Baptist Church.He is survived by his wife, Joyce L. Thompson, son, Marty Thompson and his wife Sylvia, daughter, Faye...
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Edith Wilkins Beasley

December 13, 1923 - November 12, 2015

Edith W. Beasley, 91 of Redford Drive off Old Stage Rd. died on November 12, 2015.She was born in Hillsboro, NC but has resided in Wake County most of her life. She was the daughterof Arthur Wilkins and Martha Allison Wilkins of Raleigh. She was preceded in death by her infant son Sam Raymond Beasley, her parents, and her sisters Pauline Riley of Willow Springs, Frances Williams and...
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Bryan Dee Coats

January 12, 1934 - November 11, 2015

Bryan Dee Coats, 81, died peacefully at his home Wednesday, November 11, 2015. Bryan was born in Benson, NC to the late Wyatt B. & Sallie Johnson Coats. He received his undergraduate degree from ECU and his Masters from the University of Maryland. Bryan was an educator for 30 years at Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, MD. He had a lifelong love of golf, bridge, and country ham. ...
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Stephen Lee Quaid

September 7, 1955 - November 10, 2015

Stephen Lee Quaid, 60, passed away Tuesday November 10, 2015, a memorial service will be held 2:00 Tuesday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home.He is survived by his mother and step-father, Yvonne and Hugh Thompson of Clayton, sister, Dr. Sandra Nelson of Beaverton, OR, nephews, Damon Nelson of Woodruff, SC and Zack Barker of Beaverton, OR , niece, Vanessa Gunn of Odessa, TX, great niece, Nicki...
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Peter Joseph Bowers

April 29, 1949 - November 10, 2015

Peter Joseph Bowers, 66, passed away Tuesday. Funeral services will be held 7:00 pm Monday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home.He is survived by his wife, Bridget P. Bowers, son, Joseph P. Bowers and his wife Kristi, daughters, Linda Lee Trezza and her husband Anthony, Charlene Oliveira and her husband Hilario, Danielle Tucci and her husband Vincent, grandchildren, David, Daniel, Angel, Frank,...
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William Troy Parnell

September 27, 1940 - November 10, 2015

William Troy Parnell, Sr., 75, passed away Tuesday. Funeral services will be held 1:00pm on Saturday at Mt. Calvary Church, burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.He is survived by his wife, Glenda P. Parnell, daughters, Wendy Parnell Phippins and her husband Dannon, son, William Troy Parnell, Jr and his wife Amanda, sisters Mary Parnell and Doris Braswell, brother, Larry Jones, 5...
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Herman Alvin Lee

August 30, 1950 - November 4, 2015

Mr. Herman Alvin Lee, Sr., 65, of Kenly died Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at his home. He was born August 30, 1950 in Bertie County, son of the late Robert Herman Lee and Maude Myrtle Barnes Lee. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, William W. Lee and Roland V. Lee, and a sister, Mildred Marie Lee Durham.A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. in the...
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Charles C. Peterson

November 11, 1940 - November 4, 2015

Charles Clifton Peterson, 74 passed away Wednesday, funeral services will be held 2:00 Sunday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Mitch Lockamy and Rev. Johnny Peterson officiating. Burial will follow at Knollwood Memorial Park.He is survived by his wife, Esther D. Peterson, daughters, Sarah Peterson of Raleigh and Rosa Peterson of Dunn, granddaughter, Kaylee Rae, sisters, Laura...
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George Leon Robinson

August 15, 1941 - November 1, 2015

George Leon Robinson, 74, passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2015.A native of Hume, MO, George was born August 15, 1941 to the late Barney Leon and Wretha Lorean Dean Robinson. On June 9th, 1973 he married Kathleen Kruit in Wausau, WI. He proudly served his country in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. After his service to the Navy, he spent many years working in the insurance field before...
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Gregory Allen Riggle

March 20, 1953 - October 30, 2015

Mr. Gregory Allen Riggle, Sr., 62, of Clayton passed away Friday, October 30, 2015 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. He was born March 20, 1953 in Marion County, Indiana, son of the late James H. and Theda J. Riggle. He was also preceded in death by a brother, James Riggle.Greg was a dedicated husband and father. He loved his family, and second to his family, his wife Suzi wanted to emphasize his...
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Thelma Grace Whitley

June 19, 1942 - October 27, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Edward Neil Beattie

July 27, 1989 - October 25, 2015

Edward Beattie, 26, passed away October 25, 2105. Edward was a beloved, Husband, Son, and Brother.Edward was born is Scotland and moved to the United States with his mother and stepfather. Ed excelled at sports through junior high and high school, and after graduation from Clayton High School in 2008 he joined the Marine Corps and served two tours of duty in Afghanistan with the Third Battalion...
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Ethel Louise Lee

January 15, 1939 - October 23, 2015

Ethel Louise Parnell Lee, 76, passed away on Friday, October 23. Funeral service will be held on Monday, October 26, at 2:30 p.m. at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Lee; son, Billy Lee and three sisters.She is survived by her son, James Lee and wife, Cathy of Garner; daughters Katherine Crowder and...
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Linda Coats Atkinson

April 24, 1944 - October 23, 2015

Linda Coats Atkinson, 71, passed away Friday. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Monday at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Mark White officiating. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.She is survived by her husband, Carr Atkinson, daughters, Luanne Atkinson and her husband Brian Whitaker, Christy Hughes and her husband Keith, brother, Kenneth Coats and his partner Donald Broussard,...
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Bennie Arthur Jeffris

January 28, 1959 - October 22, 2015

Mr. Bennie Arthur Jeffris, 56, of Clayton died Thursday, October 22, 2015 at his home. He was born January 28, 1959 in Johnston County. He was preceded in death by his father, William Earl Hayes and his adopted father, Walter Arthur “Skip” Jeffris.A funeral service will be held Saturday, October 24 at 12:00 Noon in the McLaurin Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Robert Smith and Rev....
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Andrew Cassone

October 22, 1946 - October 22, 2015

Mr. Andrew Cassone, Jr., 69, of Clayton died Thursday, October 22, 2015 at Transitions Life Care in Raleigh. He was born October 22, 1946 in Brooklyn, NY son of the late Andrew Cassone, Sr. and Gloria Brown Cassone. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph Cassone and Edward Cassone.Mr. Cassone served in the U.S. Navy in the Vietnam War where he received the Vietnam Campaign Medal,...
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Kristin Lynn Harrison

February 8, 1966 - October 20, 2015

Kristin Lynn Harrison-Brown, 49, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2015. A celebration of her life will be held in the McLaurin Funeral Home chapel in Clayton, Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.She is survived by her husband, Bobby Brown, sons, Kyle and Alec, daughters, Lauren and Meredith, parents, Walt and Judy...
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George Marion Stone

April 7, 1934 - October 19, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Irene Parrish Benson

September 11, 1919 - October 18, 2015

Irene Parrish Benson, 96, passed away Sunday. Funeral service will be held 10:00 A.M. Thursday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Roger Hill officiating, burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Wednesday night from 7-9 P.M. at the funeral home.She is survived by her sons, Jimmy C. Benson and wife Alice, Jerry K. Benson and wife Jane Gray....
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Marie Barbour Johnson

May 25, 1930 - October 17, 2015

Mrs. Marie Barbour Johnson, 85, of Clayton died Saturday, October 17, 2015 at her home. She was born May 25, 1930 in Johnston County, NC daughter of the late Willie and Emily Austin Barbour. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Rudolph Johnson.A funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 20 at 2:00 P.M. at Baptist Center Church, 2163 Ranch Road, Clayton with Pastor Ray Carr...
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Larry Frederick Leonard

December 6, 1945 - October 14, 2015

Larry Frederick Leonard (Fred), son of the late Charlie and Lillie Leonard, passed away peacefully on October 14, 2015. Fred was a loving husband, devoted father and a friend to all with whom he crossed paths. Never knowing a stranger, he made people laugh and smile with his jokes and pranks. He cherished his family and lived his life to its fullest. He always put others before himself and...
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Tina Johnson Cannon

October 16, 1964 - October 14, 2015

Tina Johnson Cannon, 50, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 14, 2015.A native of Wise County, VA, Tina was born October 16, 1964 to the late Carl and Shirley Lovell Johnson.She is survived by her daughters, Brittany Cannon and significant other, Josh Williams, and Haley Tussey and husband, CJ.; sister, Marcia Wolfe; brothers, Keith Johnson and wife, Allison and Greg Lovell;...
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Raymond Medlin

October 1, 1928 - October 14, 2015

Raymond Bayard Medlin, 87, of Clayton passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at SECU Hospice House in Smithfield. He was born October 1, 1928 in Franklin County, NC son of the late John Raymond and Annie Bell Medlin.Raymond was a US Army veteran having served in the Korean War. He was an assistant manager for 39 years at Wimpy Williams Store in Garner and also employed with Hudson...
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Mildred Athey

July 3, 1927 - October 12, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Susan Gail O'Neil

February 17, 1946 - October 6, 2015

Gail Smith O’Neil, 69, passed away Tuesday October 6, 2015. A memorial service will be held 1:00 Saturday in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home. A graduate of the University of North Carolina with a degree in dental hygiene and a Bachelors of Art degree in graphic design from Barton College. Mrs. O’Neil had a love for art, having sketched many land marks around the community. She...
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Sarah Harper Beddingfield

February 16, 1923 - October 5, 2015

Sarah Harper Beddingfield, 92, passed away Monday. Funeral service will be held 3:00 Friday at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Mark White officiating. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery. She attended Campbell University and Appalachian University graduating with a bachelors degree in education. She taught school for many years and started the first kindergarten in Clayton. She was a...
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George Monroe Ordway

August 25, 1931 - October 1, 2015

George Monroe Ordway, 84, passed away Thursday, funeral service will be held 3:00 Saturday at Thanksgiving Baptist Church with Rev. Troy Harris officiating. Burial will follow at Knollwood Memorial Park.He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Ordway, sons, Curtis Ordway and wife Kathy, Douglas Ordway and wife Stacy, Phillip Ordway and wife Keshia, sisters, Alice Miller and Bessie Crowell, grand...
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Marilyn Sanders Warren

April 11, 1945 - September 26, 2015

Marilyn Sanders Warren, 70, passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2015.A native of Onslow County, Marilyn was born April 11, 1945 to the late Darwin Edward and Gladys Carol Taylor Sanders. She loved watching the UNC Tarheels, and NASCAR, but her favorite thing to do was to spend time with her family, especially while out on the water boating and fishing.She is survived by her sons, Timothy...
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Crystal Jones Wall

February 8, 1970 - September 25, 2015

Crystal Jones Wall, 45, passed away Friday September 25, 2015. Funeral services will be held 3:00 Sunday at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harold Jones and Rev. Curtis Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens.She is survived by her husband, Tim Wall, daughter, Emily Wall Jones, parents, Curtis and Alice Jones, brother, Burr Jones and wife Chrystal, maternal...
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Crystal Jones Wall

February 8, 1970 - September 25, 2015

Crystal Jones Wall, 45, passed away Friday September 25, 2015. Funeral services will be held 3:00 Sunday at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harold Jones and Rev. Curtis Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens.She is survived by her husband, Tim Wall, daughter, Emily Wall Jones, parents, Curtis and Alice Jones, brother, Burr Jones and wife Chrystal, maternal...
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Rose Mary Ortiz Dayton

December 1, 1943 - September 23, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Kimberly McLeod Jacobs

August 7, 1969 - September 20, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Ronald LeRoy Keene

June 29, 1952 - September 18, 2015

Ronald LeRoy “Ron” Keene died on September 18, 2015 at Wake Medical Trauma Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. He suffered a massive heart attack. Ron was the son of Donald W. and Winona T. Keene.Surviving siblings are two sisters, N. Linn and husband Dr. Johnnie Linn, III of West Virginia, Christa Price of Clayton, NC, and two brothers, William Keene and wife Diane of Dallas, TX and...
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Elnora Avery

October 13, 1931 - September 18, 2015

Mrs. Elnora M. Avery, 83, of Garner died Friday morning, September 18, 2015 at Transitions Life Care in Raleigh. She was born October 13, 1931 in Horry County, SC, daughter of the late James and Pacettie McDowell. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Ann Avery.A funeral service will be held Monday, September 21 at 11:00 A.M. in the McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel in Clayton. Burial...
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Benjamin Franklin Johnson

April 8, 1930 - September 16, 2015

Benjamin F. Johnson, 85, passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 16. Born in Clayton, NC, he was the son of the late Anton and Bettie Johnson. He served in the US Army for 2 years before settling in for a life of farming which he truly loved. He is survived by siblings Jerry Johnson (Brenda) of Raleigh and Becky Roberts (Laeron) of Fuquay Varina and children Tim Howard (Tara), Beth...
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Paul Howard Best

December 8, 1967 - September 15, 2015

Mr. Paul Best, 47, of Garner died Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at his home. He was born December 8, 1967 in Hertford County, NC, son of the late James and Josie Best.Paul was the owner and operator of East Coast Towing and Ivey’s Towing and Transport.A memorial service will be held Sunday, September 20 at 2:00 P.M. at C3 Church, 8246 Cleveland Road, Clayton, NC with Pastor Matt Frye and Trey...
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Sarah Lou Asbury Dawson

June 5, 1925 - September 12, 2015

Sarah Lou Asbury Dawson, 90, passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2015.Sarah was born in Newhall, WV on June 5, 1925 to the late Hugh Taylor and Josie Marrs Asbury. She was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church and a former member of Brushfork Baptist Church. She loved spending time with her family and her church family.She is survived by her daughter, Wanda Dawson Ray and husband, Gerald;...
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William Ray Joiner

October 7, 1939 - September 10, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Stephen Charles Tepner

April 25, 1940 - September 7, 2015

Stephen Charles Tepner, 75, passed away Monday. A memorial service will be held 2:00 Saturday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Tepner, daughters, Debbi “Ann” Potter and Sandi Taylor, sons, Robert Tepner and Ron Tepner, sister, Judy Cranford, 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the...
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Adele Reyburn Durden

March 5, 1935 - September 6, 2015

Adele Reyburn Durden, 80, passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2015. Adele was born in New York, NY on March 5, 1935 to the late Albert Tevis Reyburn and Constance Brewer. She was a longtime resident of Sharon and Middleboro, MA and Siler City, NC and owner of Happy Heart Stable. She had a love of horses and people, neither of which she would turn away. She is survived by her children, Rebecca...
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Stephen Roy Anderson

September 5, 1957 - September 5, 2015

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