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

Richard Franklin Stinnette

August 20, 1938 - August 30, 2014

Richard F. Stinnette, 76, son of the late Walter and Hazel Stinnette passed away Saturday after a battle with cancer. A celebration of his life will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday September 3, 2014 at Aversboro Road Baptist Church with Dr. Harvey Whaley officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park, Clayton.Mr. Stinnette was born in Knoxville,TN on August 20, 1938, and moved to...
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Hurley Ben Redd

May 26, 1936 - August 28, 2014

Hurley Ben Redd, Sr.May 26, 1936 – August 28, 2014 Mr. Hurley Ben Redd, Sr., 78, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, August 28, 2014. A Funeral Service will be held at 11AM on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 in the McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial at Pinecrest Memorial Park will follow. The family will receive friends Monday September 1, 2014 from 6-8pm at...
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Anthony James Villano

July 16, 1927 - August 27, 2014

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

January 22, 1978 - August 25, 2014

Tabitha Marie Fuchs, 36, passed away on August 25, 2014.Funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 2:00p.m. in the McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel.She enjoyed helping out with various events at Riverwood Elemetery School, supporting her daughter with Premier Athletics Cheer Team, and spending time with her kids and family, especially traveling to the beach.She is survived by her...
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Cathie Benson Lee

June 22, 1952 - August 25, 2014

Cathie Benson Lee, 62, passed away Monday. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jerry Stephenson and Rev. Jim Skinner officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens.Surviving are her husband George Lee; daughters Michelle L. Powell and her husband Robert Keith; Heather Kraft and her husband Ryan; Son Rodney Lee and wife Charla;...
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Melinda Sue Ducharme

July 21, 1948 - August 15, 2014

MELINDA SUE DUCHARMEJuly 21, 1948 – August 15, 2014 CLAYTON: Melinda Sue McCaughey Ducharme, age 66, passed away Friday, August 15, 2014 at her residence. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, August 20, 2014 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral. Inurnment will be held in Maine at a later date. Mrs. Ducharme was a native of Iowa and had been employed with the NC State Employees...
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Wilma Faye Smart

July 7, 1936 - August 14, 2014

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

June 30, 1961 - August 13, 2014

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

March 21, 1972 - August 12, 2014

Alessandra Fusaro, 42, passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014.A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 am Saturday at St. Ann Catholic Church. Alessandra's was a substance abuse counselor who always had a passion for helping people. She loved to host parties with her friends; she also had a love for her book club, Bunco, traveling, candles, shoes and teaching her children to cook. She is survived...
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Anna Maria Cancio

June 7, 1961 - August 10, 2014

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

May 13, 1933 - August 10, 2014

Beatrice Barbour Tucker, 82, passed away Sunday August 10, 2014. Funeral services will be held 3:00 pm Friday at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. George Whitman officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Herman Christian Church Cemetery.She is survived by her husband, Charlie Tucker; son J. L. Stanley and his wife Gaye; brother Mason Barbour; sisters Rosalie Stephenson, Ruby Crabtree and Fannie...
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Shanon Denine Johnson

October 26, 1972 - August 7, 2014

Shanon Denine Johnson, 41, passed away Thursday August 7, 2014. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Tuesday at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Andy George officiating. Burial will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Park. She is survived by her son, Brandon Johnson of Fuquay Varina; mother Susan Lorek and her husband Joe of Raleigh; maternal grandmother Yvonne Green of Clayton; grandson...
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Connie Jones

August 16, 1952 - August 6, 2014

Connie J. JonesAugust 16, 1952 – August 6, 2014 Clayton: Connie J. Jones, 61, passed away August 6, 2014 at SECU Hospice House in Smithfield.Funeral service will be held Friday, August 8, 2014 at Everett Chapel Church with pastors Stanley Kirby, Lloyd Hargis, and Michael Fields officiating. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.A native of Clayton, NC, she was the daughter of the late...
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Marie Malisos

September 3, 1943 - August 4, 2014

Zebulon- Marie McIntosh Malisos, age 70, passed away Monday, August 4, 2014 at Rex Hospital.Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Friday, August 8, 2014 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Reverend Don Dewberry officiating. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum of Pinecrest Memorial Park.She is survived by her husband, James Malisos; children, Jimmy Murphy (JoAnn) and Kathryn Icenhour ...
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Betty Jean Petit

December 7, 1929 - August 4, 2014

RALEIGH – Betty Jean Betts Petit, age 84, passed away on Monday, August 4, 2014 at her residence.Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home in Clayton. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.She was a native of Harnett County and a daughter of the late Eugene Alan Betts and the late Brookie Honeycutt Betts.She was known as “Grandma...
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Woodrow Ethan Swecker

September 15, 1996 - July 28, 2014

Woodrow Ethan Swecker, 17, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014 in Oklahoma City, OK. He was born in Raleigh to Carla Swecker Freeman and the late Woodrow Wilson Swecker, III. A Funeral Service will be held at 3PM on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at Hocutt Baptist Church, 314 W. Horne St., Clayton, NC 27520. Burial at Pinecrest Memorial Park will follow. The family will receive friends Saturday,...
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Cheryl Christine Hibbert

June 13, 1947 - July 26, 2014

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

August 14, 1924 - July 23, 2014

EVELYN LANGLEY ZIMMERMANAugust 14, 1924 – July 23, 2014 CLAYTON: Evelyn Langley Zimmerman, age 89, passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, July 26, 2014 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Reverend Lloyd Hargis officiating. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum at Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh.She was preceded in death by her husband,...
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Anthony James Quinn

March 2, 1967 - July 20, 2014

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

December 9, 1966 - July 18, 2014

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

October 19, 1938 - July 15, 2014

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

January 12, 1932 - July 13, 2014

BETTY WILKINS BLEDSOEJanuary 12, 1932 – July 13, 2014CLAYTON: Betty Ennemoser Wilkins Bledsoe, age 82, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014 at the Brian Center in Clayton. Funeral Service will be held 3:00 PM Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Reverend Danny Copley officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park. She was the daughter of the late...
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Allan Elwood Marshburn

December 2, 1920 - July 12, 2014

ALLAN ELWOOD MARSHBURN, SR.December 2, 1920 – July 12, 2014CLAYTON: Allan Elwood Marshburn, Sr., age 93, died at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro, North Carolina on Saturday, July 12, 2014. The cause was natural, or as Allan would say, “Retired From Life”. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, July 17, 2014 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Reverend...
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Durwood Henry Jones

October 31, 1931 - July 11, 2014

DURWOOD HENRY JONESOctober 31, 1931 – July 11, 2014 CLAYTON. Durwood Henry Jones, age 82, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday, July 11, 2014. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, July16, 2014 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Reverend Bob Copeland officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park with military honors. He was a native of...
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Mary Davis Armstrong

December 25, 1912 - July 9, 2014

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

June 1, 1939 - July 7, 2014

Bobby is pain free enjoying his new everlasting life. His parents, Lonnie and Pearl Howell who preceded him in death as well as his sister, Frances Dixon, nephew, Lonnie W. Dixon, and son-in-law, Scott Leniton. Bobby was a friend to many and enjoyed helping ones who needed problems solved. His father died in an auto accident when Bobby was a small child and he was blessed to have a friend,...
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James Edwin Patterson

November 12, 1949 - July 6, 2014

JAMES E. PATTERSONNovember 12, 1949 - July 6, 2014CLAYTON: James “Jim” Edwin Patterson, age 64, died unexpectedly on Sunday, July 6, 2014.Memorial services will be held 7:00 PM Friday, July 11, 2014 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Reverend Michael Tolar officiating.Jim was a graduate of Bob Jones University and employed as a Store Manager with Kohl’s.He is survived...
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Hernando Preposi Fontanilla

May 29, 1955 - July 6, 2014

HERNANDO PREPOSI FONTANILLAMay 29, 1955 - July 6, 2014CLAYTON: Hernando Preposi Fontanilla, age 59, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014 at his residence.A funeral mass will be held 10:00 AM Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at St. Mary Mother of the Church in Garner, with Father David M. Chiantella officiating. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum at Pinecrest Memorial Park.He was a native of the...
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Richard Mervin Coman

June 23, 1937 - July 5, 2014

Richard Mervin Coman, age 77, passed away peacefully at home, Saturday, July 5, 2014. He was born June 23, 1937 in Miami, FL to the late William Richard and Kathryn Florence Stoner Coman. Richard was a Bible Believing Soul Winner that retired as Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Morrisville, NC. While he was serving at Calvary, Richard also worked more than 30 years at IBM befored retiring. He...
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Marian T. Smith

October 1, 1933 - July 3, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Pinecrest Memorial Park, CLAYTON, NC.
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Ann Duncan Earp

May 1, 1932 - July 3, 2014

Clayton – Ann Duncan Earp, age 82, passed away peacefully at home, Thursday, July 3, 2014. Ann was born May 1, 1932 in Johnston County to the late Ben and Louise Duncan. She graduated from Clayton High School in 1950. She was employed for many years locally including Southeastern Radio and Electronics,NC Division of Agronomics, and Ginger T. Levinson CPA, PA. A memorial service will be...
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Johnathon Gregory Taylor

January 30, 1996 - June 28, 2014

On Saturday, June 28, 2014 a beautiful soul departed this world. Johnathon Gregory Taylor, 18, died in a tragic single vehicle wreck. A celebration of his life will be held at Ravenscroft School, Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 6:00p.m. followed by visitation and gathering of friends. A memorial service will held on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 2:00p.m. at Saint Raphael Catholic Church. “JT”...
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Roger Rudolph Watkins

April 10, 1940 - June 27, 2014

Roger Rudolph “Boot” WatkinsApril 10, 1940 – June 27, 2014 Clayton – Roger Rudolph “Boot” Watkins, age 74, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014 at his residence after a lengthy illness. A celebration of life service will be held 2:00 PM Monday, June 30, 2014 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park. He is survived...
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Lessie Noble Batten

October 4, 1915 - June 26, 2014

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

September 28, 1933 - June 24, 2014

MARIE JOHNSON PRYSESeptember 28, 1933 – June 24, 2014 CLAYTON: Marie Johnson Pryse, age 80, passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at her residence. Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Johnston Union Freewill Baptist Church with Reverend Tim Heath officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. She was a native of Johnston County and the daughter of...
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Norvelle Coats Cole

July 2, 1924 - June 24, 2014

Mr. Norvelle Coats “Bunk” Cole, 89, passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. A Funeral Service will be held at 11AM on Friday, June 27, 2014 at Powhatan FWB Church, 3648 Powhatan Road, Clayton, NC 27527. Burial at Pinecrest Memorial Park will follow. The family will receive friends Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 7-9PM at McLaurin Funeral Home, 12830 US Hwy 70 Business West, Clayton,...
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Betty Lyczak

November 19, 1933 - June 21, 2014

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

February 19, 1985 - June 19, 2014

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

September 4, 1922 - June 16, 2014

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

September 28, 1932 - June 15, 2014

JOYCE BOYKIN JOHNSONSeptember 28, 1932 – June 15, 2014 KNIGHTDALE- Joyce Boykin Johnson, age 81, passed away at her residence on Sunday, June 15, 2014.Funeral services will be held 6:00 PM Tuesday, June 17, 2014 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home in Clayton with the Reverend Matt Kimak officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Burial will be...
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William Jerome Bass

September 15, 1948 - June 14, 2014

William “Bill” Jerome BassSeptember 15, 1948 – June 14, 2014 Clayton – William Jerome Bass, age 65, passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Rex Hospital.Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Tuesday, June 17, 2014 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Reverend Ross Carter officiating. Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park.Mr. Bass was a native of Wake County...
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Ben Roy Smith

August 12, 1936 - June 13, 2014

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

October 12, 1937 - June 13, 2014

DORIS DUNN BARBEROctober 12, 1937 – June 13, 2014 Clayton – Doris Dunn Barber, age 76, passed away Friday, June 13, 2014 at the SECU Hospice House in Smithfield. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, June 17, 2014 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with the Reverend Randy Beasley officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park. She was a native of Johnston...
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McCarthy Ray Crowder

March 18, 1937 - June 7, 2014

Ray Crowder, 77, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, June 7, 2014. The family will receive friends from 1-3pm followed by a funeral service at 3pm, Monday, June 9, 2014, at Everett Chapel FWB Church, 307 Everett Ave., Clayton, NC. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park. Ray is survived by his loving wife Joyce Byrd Crowder; two children, Greg...
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Janie May Corbett

May 5, 1934 - June 5, 2014

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

June 30, 1963 - June 2, 2014

BELINDA MASHBURN WALTERJUNE 30, 1963 – JUNE 2, 2013FOUR OAKS – Belinda Mashburn Walter, age 50, passed away on Monday, June 2, 2104 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh.A memorial service will be held 5:30 PM June 12, 2014 at Four Oaks Baptist Church.The family will receive friends following the service.
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Janice L. Ballard

December 7, 1933 - June 2, 2014

Nanny, as she was affectionately called, began the next phase of life by going to heaven peacefully surrounded by her family on June 2. She was the youngest child of the late Hilda & John Ackelson. Jan was born in Des Moines, IA and moved to Clayton after her husband, George, retired. She loved life, birds, always had a smile along with a great sense of humor. Her greatest joy was raising her...
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Billey Keith Sword

February 25, 1965 - May 30, 2014

BILLEY KEITH SWORDFebruary 25, 1965 – May 30, 2014 Mr. Billey Keith Sword, age 49, passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Friday, May 30, 2014. A memorial service will be held 7:00 PM Tuesday, June 10, 2014 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home in Clayton, NC. Keith was a native of Richlands, VA and the son of Louise Mitchell Sword of Richlands and the late Billey Estel Sword. He...
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Dayton Elgar Jones

November 8, 1918 - May 23, 2014

Dayton Elgar Jones, 95, Passed away Friday May 23, 2014.Funeral services will be held 2:00 Wednesday, May 28, 2014 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home. Entombment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Mausoleum.He is survived by his wife, Edna Jones; sons Tommy Jones and wife, Beverly, Kenny Jones, Warren Jones and wife, Rose, Bobby Jones and wife, Wendy; daughter Donna Goetchz and husband,...
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Mercedes NanCarvis Zimmerman

April 19, 1937 - May 23, 2014

Mercedes (Dee) A. (NanCarvis) Zimmerman, 77, of Clayton, formerly of Red Hook, NY, passed away peacefully at home with her husband at her side on Friday morning May 23, 2014. She was born in Brooklyn, NY on April 19, 1937 to the late James and Virginia (Barbagallo) NanCarvis.She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Terrence, of Clayton, NC,; two daughters, Denise Zimmerman, of Bend, Oregon and...
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Mary Jane Williams

April 17, 1934 - May 22, 2014

Smithfield: Mary Jane Dennis Williams, 80, passed away on Thursday, May 22, 2014. Funeral service will be held 7:00pm Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Hunt officiating. Burial will be Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. at Pinecrest Memorial Park. She is survived by her husband, Thurman Williams, sons; Michael Dennis and Stephen Williams, daughter, Gloria Williams,...
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Paul Murphy Forbes

December 25, 1927 - May 22, 2014

Paul Murphy Forbes, 86, died Thursday, May 22, 2014 after a brief illness. A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday May 24th at the First Baptist Church in Clayton. The family will receive family and friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. A private burial will be held before the memorial service Saturday morning. Paul was born December 25, 1927 in Linville, NC. He...
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Todd Anthony Barber

September 20, 1963 - May 19, 2014

Clayton: Todd Anthony Barber, 50, passed away on Monday. Mr. Barber recently retired from the US Army as a Major with 20 years of service. A Funeral service will be held 12:00 Thursday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Pastor Eddie Moody officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park. He is survived by his wife, Linda L. Barber, a son, Matthew Barber, daughter, Sarah Barber,...
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Jason Boyd Stephenson

February 2, 1981 - May 16, 2014

Jason Boyd StephensonFebruary 2, 1981 – May 16, 2014Garner: Jason Boyd Stephenson, age 33, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 16, 2014. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, May 20, 2014 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home in Clayton with Reverend Scott Tucker officiating. Burial will follow at White Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Willow Spring. He was the son...
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Vicki Sherwood

February 17, 1964 - May 16, 2014

Vicki Poole SherwoodFebruary 17, 1964 – May 16, 2014CARY: Vicki Poole Sherwood, age 50, passed away on Friday, May 16, 2014 at Rex Hospital. Memorial services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, May 21, 2014 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home. She was the daughter of the late Vernon Vick Poole and Judith Higgins Poole of Garner. Vicki graduated from Clayton High School in 1982; earned...
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Grace MURPHY

March 23, 1932 - May 15, 2014

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

December 15, 1958 - May 12, 2014

Selma: Ellen Laverne Coats, 55, passed away on May 12, 2014. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 20 at 11:00 a.m. at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Billy Nowell officiating. She is survived by her daughter, Stefanie Hagwood and husband, Chris of Benson and Megan Allen of Garner. Sisters, Doris Coats of Selma, Rita Thompson and her husband, Jerry of Cary, brothers, Jerry Coats...
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Mary Kay Coats

January 8, 1951 - May 12, 2014

Mary Kay Mulder Coats, age 63, passed away Monday, May 12, 2014. A memorial service for Mrs. Coats will be held 3:00 PM Thursday, May 15, 2014 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Reverend Doug Billups and Reverend Todd Higginson officiating. She was preceded in death by her father, Billy Mulder; her mother, Helen Jones Raynor; and step-father, Russell Raynor. She is survived by her...
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Patricia Ann Hollifield

August 26, 1948 - May 10, 2014

Clayton: Patricia Ann Glover Hollifield, 65, passed away on May 10, 2014. A graveside service was held on May 14, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Pinecrest Memorial Park. She is survived by her husband, Michael Hollifield, daughters; Pamela Sue Sandy and Tammy LuAnn Taylor, her mother, Margie L. Snow, a brother, William O. Glover and four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Mrs. Hollifield is...
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Ralph Madison McKinney, Jr.

June 29, 1941 - April 30, 2014

Ralph Madison McKinney, Jr., age 72, passed away peacefully at his residence surrounded by his loving family and friends. Services for Mr. McKinney will be held 2:00 pm Friday, May 2, 2014 in the mausoleum chapel of Pinecrest Memorial Park in Clayton, NC. He was a native of South Carolina and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a local and state political activist that sought office in the...
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Douglas Paul Smith

March 26, 1942 - April 21, 2014

Douglas Paul Smith, 72, of Clayton, North Carolina, passed away suddenly on Monday, April 21, 2014 of a heart attack while walking at Benson Park. His wife, Ellie, and their faithful dog, Dooley were by his side. Doug was the son of the late Paul Smith and the late Lillian Crevier-Smith of Scotia, New York. He was born in Schenectady, New York and he spent most of his life in upstate New...
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Philip Wayne Bledsoe

August 23, 1949 - April 13, 2014

Philip Wayne Bledsoe, 64, passed away at his home on Sunday, April 13, 2014. Phil was a 1967 graduate of Clayton High School. He attended Gaston College before being drafted into the US Army in 1970. He served in Vietnam and was honorably discharged with disabilities in 1972. Phil was preceded in death by his parents, Lattie and Lina Bledsoe a sister, Annie B. Ruth. He is survived by sisters...
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Sandra Jane Jones

February 11, 1949 - April 12, 2014

GARNER: Sandra Jane Wood Jones, 65, passed away on April 12, 2014. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 16 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Bishop Ron Collett officiating. Entombment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park Mausoleum. She is survived by her sisters, Nena Reeves and husband, W.L. (Bubba) and Sonya Brinson and husband, Danny, along with...
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Laura Johnson Hobbs

February 21, 1938 - April 11, 2014

Laura Lee Johnson Hobbs, 76, passed away Friday. Funeral services will be held 2:00 Monday at Everett Chapel FWB Church with Rev. Lloyd Hargis, Rev. Stanly Kirby and Rev. Randy Beasley officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park She is survived by her husband, Lynwood Hobbs; sons, Michael Hobbs and Phillip Hobbs; daughter, Rhonda Hobbs; sisters, Marie Pryse and Sandra Brown;...
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Brenda Lee Powell

October 13, 1946 - April 10, 2014

Brenda Lee Powell, 67, of Clayton, passed away unexpectedly, yet peacefully in her home, on April 10, 2014. The oldest of five siblings, she was born in Monroe, SC on October 13, 1946 and was the daughter of Annie Lee Baker who lives in Fort Mill, SC and the late Julian Crouse Powell. A graduate of Fort Mill High School, Brenda earned a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from the...
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Kenneth Stan Friedman

April 3, 1953 - April 10, 2014

Dr. Kenneth Stan Friedman, 61, died Thursday, April 10, 2014. Kenneth was born April 3, 1953 in Rockaway, NYC, NY to the late Arnold and Marilyn Filler Friedman. After graduating High School, he attended Kenyon College for his undergraduate studies. He received his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis, MO and went back home to New York to complete his residency at Long...
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Lainie Stephenson Lee

November 7, 1917 - April 10, 2014

Lainie Stephenson Lee, 96, passed away Thursday. Funeral service will be held 2:00 Saturday at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Tolar officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. She is survived by her daughter, Janie Lee Brown; sons, Jack M Lee and his wife, Suzan and Herbert L. Lee; sister, Margaret Albrecht; brother, Roger Stephenson; grandchildren, Tracy R. Lee and...
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Ernest Thomas " Tom" Godwin

August 23, 1927 - April 7, 2014

Ernest Thomas "Tom" Godwin, 87, passed away on Monday Funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 10 at 11:00a.m. at Amelia Christian Church with Rev. Keith DeBord officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park. He is survived by his wife, Irene Jones Godwin, sons, Randy Godwin and wife, Kay, Chris Godwin and wife, Shelly, five grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. In...
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Carmel Kelly Vantine

August 5, 1937 - April 7, 2014

Mrs. Carmel Kelly Vantine passed away Monday. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Deavers and her husband Ron; brothers Michael Kelly and his wife, Collette, Brian Kelly and P. J. Kelly of Dublin, Ireland; sister, Rita Schock of Germany; grandchildren, Savannah Kelly Blackburn and Hunter Lane Blackburn. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with McLaurin at...
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Joan Myers Wright

December 16, 1947 - April 6, 2014

Joan Lynn Myers Wright earned her angel wings on April 6, 2014 at the age of 66. She was the only surviving child of the late D.R. and Mable Myers of Thomasville, NC. With 12 years of higher education, having earned two Masters degrees, Joan spent her entire career dedicated to helping other people. After the death of her husband, Neal Wesley Wright in 2000, she came to Garner to live with her...
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Betty Jean Mizio

February 13, 1937 - April 4, 2014

Betty Jean Byrd Mizio, 77, passed away Friday. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 6 at 2:00 p.m. at McLaurin at Pinecrest Funeral Home chapel. Visitation will follow the service. Condolences may be left for family at www.mclaurinatpinecrest.com Arrangements are with McLaurin at Pinecrest, Funerals and Cremations.
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William Clay Johnson

December 8, 1995 - April 2, 2014

Kenly - William Clay Johnson, 18, was born December 8, 1995, to ML Mueller, Raleigh and Frank Johnson, Kenly. He died unexpectedly on April 2, 2014. Clay was an exemplary student-athlete at North Johnston High School where he was beloved for his outgoing demeanor, superior intellect and good humor. He was recently competing for Valedictorian of the 2014 graduating class and he will be graduating...
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Margaret Cashwell Harper

February 19, 1950 - April 1, 2014

Margaret Cashwell Harper, 64, passed away Tuesday. She is survived by her husband, Jeffrey Harper; sons, Jeffrey S. Harper, Jr. and Ricky A. Harper; brother, Willie C. Cashwell, Jr.; sister, Betty C. Heath and granddaughter, Logan Ann Harper. A memorial service will be held at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, April 5th at 2:00 p.m. Online condolences may be made to the Harper family at...
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Connie Keith Morgan

November 12, 1948 - March 31, 2014

Connie Keith Morgan, age 65, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014 at Wake Medical Center. Funeral services for Mrs. Morgan will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, April 3, 2014 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Reverend Lloyd Hargis officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park. She was a native of Wake County and the daughter of the late Harold Keith and the late Mary Olive...
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Brenda Sue Johnson

August 24, 1949 - March 29, 2014

Brenda Sue Johnson August 24, 1949 – March 29, 2014 GARNER – Brenda Sue Johnson, age 64, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014. She is survived by her son, Pete Johnson and wife, Mary, of Wendell; daughter, Gretchen Williams and husband, Ronald, of Clayton; grandchildren, Brittney, Kalyn, Brandon, Brooke, and Bryce; sisters, Marty & husband, Clark, Katrina, Tammy, and Lynda & husband,...
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Barbara Prince Morgan

November 18, 1946 - March 18, 2014

Barbara Prince Morgan, 67, passed away Tuesday. She was a retired employee of Square D. Funeral service will be held 2:00 Saturday at Carolina Pines Baptist Church in Raleigh with burial to follow at Willow Spring Primitive Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Hilliard Morgan, daughters: Bonnie Phillips, Christine McPherson and her husband, Craig; son, Jason Anderson and his wife,...
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Ruby Royal Pock

June 22, 1937 - March 14, 2014

CLAYTON: Mrs. Ruby Jean Royal Pock passed away Friday, March 4. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park. She is survived by her husband, Jack D. Pock; daughter, Michelle Strickland of Clayton; grandchildren, Rachel and Will; sisters, Jennie Royal of Dunn and Zona Bass of Clayton. She was...
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Vivian Robinson Beard

April 14, 1918 - March 12, 2014

Vivian Robinson Beard, 95, passed away Wednesday. Funeral Services will be held 3:00 Saturday at First Baptist Church, Clayton with Dr. Mark White officiating. She is survived by her daughter, Dorothy Harris and her husband, Lowell of Clayton; brothers, Robert Beard and his wife, Jimmi of Copper Hill, VA and Ben Beard and his wife, Dorothy of Charlotte. Grandchildren: Robert Beard, Michael...
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Gertrude Denning Holland

June 19, 1924 - March 12, 2014

Gertrude Denning Holland, age 89, passed away Wednesday. She is survived by her sons, John Owen Langdon and his wife, Peggy and Alex Carol Langdon, Garner; grandchildren, Larissa Pourron and husband, Jonathan, Clayton, Thomas Langdon and wife, Krista, Garner, Paige Willis and husband, Dusty, Garner; seven great grandchildren. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at...
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Janice Brown Coats

June 7, 1939 - March 12, 2014

CLAYTON: Janice Brown Coats, age 74, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday morning. The family will receive friends Friday one hour prior to the service from 10:00 – 11:00 AM with the service following at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Billy Nowell and Brenda Jackson officiating. She is survived by her husband Lawrence, son Jeffrey and fiancée Corinne; several nieces and...
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Lorraine Davis Moss

October 1, 1945 - March 12, 2014

Lorraine Joy Davis Moss, age 68, passed away on Wednesday. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday at New Hope Independent Free Will Baptist Church, 700 West Stallings St., Clayton, NC. She is survived by her daughters, Lorraine Corbett and husband, Raymond, Jane E. Martin and husband, David; son, Robert Moss and wife, Cindy; sisters, Elaine Peterson, Jennie Everett, Barbara Duffy, Cathy...
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Patricia Brady Harris, Ed.D

April 21, 1947 - March 10, 2014

Dr. Patricia Brady Harris, age 66, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014 at her residence after a courageous battle with cancer. A celebration of her life service will be held 11:00 am Saturday, March 15, 2014 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home in Clayton with Reverend Troy Harris officiating. Graveside committal services will be 4:00 pm Saturday in the Fairview Cemetery in Liberty, NC. ...
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Harvey Brooks Gordon

April 12, 1963 - March 9, 2014

Harvey Brooks Gordon, age 50, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Wake Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home in Clayton with Reverend Clark Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park. He was a native of Johnston County and the son of James B. Gordon, Jr. and Shirley Satterwhite Gordon of...
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Betty Wells Brooks

October 20, 1929 - March 9, 2014

GARNER: Betty Wells Brooks, age 84, passed away on Sunday. Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Tuesday at McLaurin Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Mitch Lockamy officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park. She is survived by her son, Newell Brooks and wife, Pam; granddaughters, Cheryl Brooks Stephenson, Cindy Brooks Dollar and husband, Kevin; step grandchild, Lance Atkinson;...
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Terri Morris Allen

March 21, 1955 - March 5, 2014

CLAYTON Terri Lynn Morris Allen, 58, peacefully passed away at her home on Wednesday, surrounded by her loving family. Terri had fought a 22-year courageous battle with cancer, maintaining a positive attitude to the end. Her motto, "As long as I'm fighting, I'm winning" was the hallmark that not only inspired her, but many others as well. Terri, a native of Alamance County, was born on...
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Lelia Elizabeth Talton

October 19, 1930 - March 3, 2014

Lelia Elizabeth Talton, affectionally called "Sister" by family and friends, age 83, died peacefully on March 3rd, 2014 at Wake Med Hospital in Raleigh. A lifelong resident of the Cleveland community in Johnston County, Sister was born on October 19, 1930. Sister led a simple life; finding strength in her faith, giving love to her family and providing service to her state. Sister was a...
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Colleen Barbour Byrd

April 3, 1925 - March 2, 2014

Colleen Barbour Byrd, age 88, passed away on Sunday. Funeral services will be held 11:00AM Wednesday at Baptist Center Church with Rev. Ray Carr officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, Smithfield. She is survived by her sisters, Edna Barbour Clifton, Marie Barbour Johnson, Louise Barbour Barbour; brother, Sherrill Barbour and many loving and caring nieces and nephews. She...
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Phillip Stephen Olive

September 24, 1970 - February 28, 2014

CLAYTON: Phillip Stephen Olive, 43, passed away Friday, February 28. Funeral service will be held on Monday, March 3 at 11:00 at Little Creek Primitive Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Morris and Elder Danny Carroll officiating. Burial will follow at Knollwood Memorial Park. He is survived by his father, James P. "Tip" Olive and wife, Donna of Clayton; mother, Linda L. Spence and husband, Bobby...
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Bruce Douglas Bowman

May 21, 1944 - February 28, 2014

Bruce Douglas Bowman, 69, passed away on February 28, 2014. A visitation will be held on Monday, March 3, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00p.m. at McLaurin Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Linda E. Bowman, children, Lisa Trainor, Cheryl Marino, Danielle Fischer, Melissa Carnival, Matthew Bowman, sister, Barbara Reid, eight grandchildren, Andrew, Zachary, Alexander, Alyssa, Jimmy,...
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Mary Frances Sparrow Vaughan

July 30, 1923 - February 17, 2014

Mary Frances Sparrow Vaughan, age 90, passed away Monday, February 17, 2014. Services for Mrs. Vaughan will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, February 20, 2014 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Reverend Brad Lee officiating. Private inurnment will be held later at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Durham. She was a daughter of the late H. M. Sparrow and the late Mamie Brock Honeycutt. In...
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Marvin Deck Hutchins

January 7, 1933 - February 15, 2014

Marvin Deck Hutchins, 81, died Saturday. He was the son of the late Curtis and Ina Freeman Hutchins. He was a graduate of Gardner Webb College in NC, Berea College in Kentucky and received his Masters from the University of Kentucky. He was a poultry science nutritionist. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Leona Dobbins Hutchins; loving children, Kevin Hutchins of Centreville, MD, Grant...
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Suzy Roberts Garrett

April 21, 1970 - February 10, 2014

SUZY ANNE ROBERTS GARRETT April 21, 1970 – February 10, 2014 Suzy Roberts Garrett, 43, passed away Monday after a long and courageous battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held 1:00 pm Saturday at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ross Carter officiating. Surviving family includes her children Emma, Sam and Bailey Garrett; parents, Tom and Becky Roberts; sister, Amy Roberts...
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Virginia Strickland Hamilton

April 28, 1938 - February 2, 2014

Virginia Strickland Hamilton, 75, passed away Sunday. Graveside services will be held 2:00 Wednesday at Pinecrest Memorial Park, Clayton. Survivors include one daughter, Dathie Griffin and husband, Bobby; son, Howard Hamilton and wife, Katey; Eleven grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Tuesday at McLaurin Funeral...
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Leroy Ruffin Atkinson

August 24, 1932 - February 1, 2014

Leroy Ruffin Atkinson, 82, passed away Saturday. Funeral service will be held 11:00 Tuesday at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park. He is survived by his wife, Bloise Atkinson; sons, Michael Atkinson, David Atkinson and wife, Jan, and Alan Atkinson and wife, Rona; sisters, Ruby Clements and Joyce Reeves; grandchildren, Timothy and Jeffrey Atkinson. The...
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Jared Steven Fullerton

July 3, 1972 - January 30, 2014

With great sadness, the family of Jared Steven Fullerton, 41, of Clayton, NC, announces his death on January 30, 2014. He was a loving son to Jack and Phyllis, father to Brandon and Ariel, brother to Janice and future husband to Kat. Jared was born July 3, 1972 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was a graduate of Randolph Macon Academy and was currently serving as a Technical Sergeant (Propulsion Section...
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James Donald "Peewee" Allen

February 21, 1946 - January 29, 2014

James Donald "Peewee" Allen, passed away Wednesday. Funeral services will be held 2:00 Saturday at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Ruberg officiating. He is survived by his wife, Ruby A. Allen; daughter, Becky Holloman; son, Jeff Allen and his wife, Melissa, sisters, Phyllis Ferguson, Lisa Ross; brother, Ronnie Allen. Grandchildren: Blake Holloman, Savannah Holloman, Kara Allen and...
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Louise Jordan Miles

July 9, 1949 - January 28, 2014

Mrs. Louise Jordan Miles, 64, passed away on January 28, 2014. She was a native of Washington, DC. She is survived by her companion, Robert Smith. No services are planned at this time.
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Shelia Weaver Horton

January 31, 1963 - January 26, 2014

Shelia Weaver Horton, 50, passed away Sunday. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 Tuesday at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jill Gonzales officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1:00 - 2:00 at the funeral home. She is survived by her sons Joseph Horton of Smithfield, Stephen Horton and his wife Tammy of Clayton and Jordan Rhew of Goldsboro;...
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Jean O'Conner Vreeland

April 13, 1926 - January 25, 2014

Jean Rita (O'Connor) Vreeland, 87, passed away peacefully on January 25, 2014. Jean was born in Mineola, L.I., N.Y. to John and Margaret O'Connor. Moving to Miami as a newlywed after WWII, Jean and Herb raised their family in Hialeah. After retirement, they lived in Garner, NC, and WPB, FL. During her final decade, Jean lived in the home of her daughter and family, where she blessed everyone...
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Nellie Elizabeth Kerney

March 6, 1919 - January 24, 2014

CLAYTON: Nellie Elizabeth Oldham Kerney, age 94, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 24, 2014. Memorial services will be held 2:00 PM Monday, January 27, 2014 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Reverend Bill Beyer officiating. Inurnment will take place on March 29, 2014 at Oakhill Cemetery in Evansville, IN. She was a native of Spottsville, KY and the daughter of the late...
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