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

Suzan Henson Lee

November 24, 1945 - August 16, 2017

Suzan passed peacefully in the company of her husband, Jack, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, on Wednesday, August 8, 2017. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her sons, Tracy (Debbie) Lee and Jeffrey (Donna) Lee; and grandchildren, Angela and Krista, all of northern Virginia. Graveside service was held at Mount Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery, Raleigh, NC. In lieu of flowers...
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John Robert Aman

August 12, 1926 - August 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Tina Ann St. Pierre

October 14, 1951 - August 14, 2017

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

August 26, 1953 - August 13, 2017

Gearry Loomis Woodard, 63 passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017. A celebration of life will be held at 1:00pm on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at the Clayton Civitan Building with Rev. Charlie Carroll officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday prior to the service from 11:30am until 12:30pm at the Clayton Civitan Building.He is survived by his son; G. L. Woodard and wife Angie of...
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Robert Wachter

August 16, 1944 - August 12, 2017

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

October 30, 1931 - August 5, 2017

Marie B. Carroll, 85, of Clayton, passed away on August 5, 2017 in Smithfield.Marie was born in Clayton to Charles E. and Bessie Pearl Blackman on October 30, 1931. She was married to Jessie H. Carroll.She retired from Glaxo Smith Kline and was an avid fisherwoman. She especially enjoyed fishing at the beach.Marie is survived by son, Roger and wife, Jean, and son, Randy; daughtersVickie and...
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Barbara Beshgetoorian

January 4, 1937 - August 5, 2017

Barbara Joan Beshgetoorian, 80, of Clayton, passed away peacefully on August 5, 2017 in Raleigh. Barbara was born in Scranton, PA to Arthur and Agnes Catterall on January 4, 1937. She graduated from Frankford High School in Philadelphia, PA. She was married to her best friend, Harry J Beshgetoorian Jr., for 46 years. She was very active in her home church, Macalester Torresdale Presbyterian...
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Zachary Theodore Howell

February 5, 1963 - August 4, 2017

Zachary Theodore “Ted” Howell, 54, son of the late Malcolm and Mary Wells Howell went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, August 4, 2017. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 3:00pm in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Mitch Lockamy officiating. A private committal will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.He is survived by his sister; Kim...
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Carey Rogers Barbour

August 21, 1923 - July 31, 2017

Carey Rogers Barbour passed away peacefully at Well Spring Retirement Community in Greensboro, NC on Monday, July 31, 2017 just 3 weeks shy of her 94th birthday.Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Clayton, NC with Dr. Mark White officiating. Interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.She was born in Clayton, NC on August 21, 1923 to...
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Karen De la Vega Naylor

April 9, 1971 - July 31, 2017

Karen de la Vega Naylor, 46, of Clayton N.C., passed away on July 31, 2017 in Raleigh, N.C. She was born in Miami, Fl. to Angel Alfredo de la Vega and Regla Nancy de la Vega on April 9, 1971. Karen de la Vega Naylor is preceded in death by Angel Alfredo de la Vega, (father), Regla Nancy de la Vega, (mother), and Gary Robert Naylor, (father-in-law). She is survived by Charles Naylor, (husband)...
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Viola Merle Allen Holland Lee

September 28, 1926 - July 26, 2017

Viola Merle Allen Holland Lee, 90, passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.A native of Johnston County, Merle was born September 28, 1926 to the late Donnie Gaston and Esther Allen. Merle was a member of Stones Creek Advent Christian Church.She is survived by her husband, Roy Lee; stepchildren, Marie Starling, Edward Lee, Bobby Lee, and Tim Lee; brother, Willie S. Allen; sisters, Margaret A....
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Marvin G. Parrish

May 7, 1938 - July 23, 2017

Marvin Glenwood Parrish, 79, son of the late Jesse L. and Ola Mae Creech Parrish passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 3:00pm on Wednesday July 26, 2017 in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Bethea Moore officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.He is survived by his daughter; Suzanne Whitford and her husband Jeff, sons; Stephen Parrish...
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Lucille Marguerite Farnham

August 4, 1932 - July 22, 2017

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

June 10, 1932 - July 21, 2017

Carroll Campbell Jones, 85, passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017.Son of the late Oliver McClain and Irene Campbell Jones, Carroll was born June 10, 1932 in Greenville, SC. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Clayton. Carroll loved the Lord and enjoyed teaching Sunday School, as well as serving as a deacon. He was the first man at First Baptist to teach a women’s Sunday...
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David White

March 21, 1930 - July 20, 2017

Dave was born and raised in Xenia, Ohio, the oldest of four sons of Louis and Dorothy White. After finishing his education he served in the United States Air Force as a technician in post-war Germany. While in the Air Force he met and married his beloved wife of almost 63 years, Daphne Gail. After discharge he and Gail lived in Virginia and then in Ohio, where they had five children, Steven,...
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Myrtle Barber Vanek

June 5, 1960 - July 13, 2017

Funeral Services for KiKi Vanek will be held at Southside Community Church on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 7pm.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Southside Church Building Project 299 Carlton St. Clayton, NC 27520 919-553-7003.Arrangements are under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home 12830 US-70 Bus. Hwy. W., Clayton, NC 27520
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Mary Cooper Sauls

May 12, 1944 - July 12, 2017

Mary Cooper Sauls, 73 Passed away Wednesday July 12. 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday July 15, 2017 at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Mark White officiating. Interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery. A retired school teacher, Mary was the kind of person that considered herself lucky to have loved her job as a classroom teacher and the first graders that she taught...
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Rosalyn Parrish Ellington

December 11, 1943 - July 11, 2017

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

March 29, 1947 - July 10, 2017

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

January 13, 1937 - July 8, 2017

Patricia Ann Prudente (nee DeLuca), 80, passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017.Patricia was born in in New York, NY, on January 13, 1937, to the late James and Agnes DeLuca.She is survived by her husband, Walton James Prudente; children, Walton James Prudente, Jr. and wife, Bridget, Richard John Prudente and wife, Iris, and Cheryl Prudente and husband, Ron Williams; grandchildren, Anthony, Jessica...
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Willie Bertus Wall

April 17, 1942 - July 6, 2017

Willie Bertus Wall. Jr., 75, passed away Thursday July 6, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday July 9, 2017 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Pastor Michelle Allen officiating. Interment will follow at White Oak Baptist Church Cemetery.He is survived by his wife; Marie Wolfe Wall, daughters; Pam Wall Kirby, Teresa Wall Polston and her husband Billy, Melisa Wall Holmes...
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Michael Randolph Tart

February 28, 1960 - July 5, 2017

Rev. Michael Randolph “Mike” Tart, 57, pastor of Smithfield Advent Christian Church was born on February 28, 1960 and passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Mike was also employed with NC Department of Public as a Purchasing Manager. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Monday July 10, 2017 at Hickory Grove Advent Christian Church with Rev. Bob Copeland and Rev. Steve Lawson...
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Carol Kovick Badalucco

July 15, 1946 - July 2, 2017

Carol Kovick Badalucco 70, of Clayton, NC, passed away on July 2, 2017, at the SECU Hospice House in Smithfield, NC. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to all whom she met. Carol has always loved our Lord and now is commended to His loving arms.Carol was born to Stanley and Josephine Kovick on July 15, 1946, in Detroit, MI. She grew up in Lincoln Park, MI, graduated from...
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Thomas Louis Martin

September 17, 1940 - July 1, 2017

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

January 22, 1948 - June 30, 2017

Paul R. Olson, 69, of Clayton, NC, passed away on June 30, 2017 in Raleigh, NC.Paul was born in Chicago, Illinois to Geneva (Griswold) Olson and Ragnar Olson on January 22, 1948. He attended high school in Chillicothe, Illinois. Paul graduated from Southern Illinois University.Paul worked for over 30 years as a Civil Engineer at the Illinois Department of Transportation. He retired in 2002. ...
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Mattie June Godwin

September 18, 1932 - June 30, 2017

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

April 18, 1955 - June 28, 2017

James Everett “Jimmy” Ford, Jr. 62, passed away Wednesday June 28, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 3:00pm on Sunday July 2, 2017 at Amelia Christian Church with Rev. Keith Debord officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.He is survived by his sons; Adam Ford and Graham Ford, his daughter; Maria Ford. Mr. Ford was preceded in death by his parents James and Ena...
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Grover George Rowe

April 9, 1948 - June 28, 2017

Grover Rowe, age 69 of Clayton, NC went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at his home with his family surrounding him. He was a retired coal miner, heavy equipment operator, and a disabled Vietnam Veteran. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Pikeville, KY and attended Wilson’s Mills Advent Church in Wilson Mills, NC.Grover enjoyed doing woodworking, playing with his...
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Jesse Howard McConnell

January 24, 1940 - June 27, 2017

Jesse Howard McConnell, 77, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017. A graveside service will be held at 3:30pm on Friday, June 30, 2017 at Pinecrest Memorial Park.He is survived by his wife: Carolyn L. McConnell, daughters; Donna Sorrell and her husband Craig, Leigh Anne Dupree and her husband Rodney, sister; Mary Alice Calhoun, brother; Gene McConnell, grandchildren; Krista Dupree, Candace Dupree...
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Grover Thomas Boling

May 26, 1931 - June 25, 2017

Grover Thomas Boling, 86, son of the late Fred and Ella Boling passed away Sunday, June, 25, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, July 1st at Lanwood Chapel in Smithfield.He is survived by his wife; Nellie Boling, daughter; Shirley Jean Moore of Clayton, son; Gary Boling of Princeton, sisters; Elizabeth Edwards of Clayton and Evelyn Snyder of Wendell, 11 grandchildren;...
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Ruby Paulette Puckett Creech

February 9, 1944 - June 25, 2017

Ruby Puckett Creech, 73, passed away Sunday June 25, 2017. A graveside service will be held at 10am on Thursday June 29, 2017 at Pinecrest Memorial Park.She is survived by her husband; Raymond Creech, daughter; Marie Creech, sons; Rodney Creech and Terry Creech.Online condolences may be made to the Creech family at www.mclaurinatpinecrest.com. Arrangements are with McLaurin Funeral Home.
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Patrick Haron Britt

March 31, 1937 - June 25, 2017

Patrick Haron Britt “Bootsy”, 80, went to meet the Lord on Sunday, June 25, 2017. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Mark White officiating. Entombment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park Mausoleum. Pat was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and known by many as the Archway “Cookie Man...
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Florence Barbara Kollet

March 15, 1928 - June 25, 2017

Florence Barbara (Gerber) Kollet, 89, of Clayton, NC passed away peacefully on June 25, 2017 at Springbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton, NC. She was born in Little Ferry, New Jersey on March 15, 1928 to the late Edward and Florence (Seifried) Gerber.Mrs. Kollet became a resident of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware after her retirement in 1983. She then moved to Clayton, NC in November 2012.She...
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Erika Yarixsa Doblado-Arebalo

May 29, 1994 - June 24, 2017

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

March 24, 1942 - June 24, 2017

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

June 7, 1947 - June 22, 2017

Doris Lorraine Coats, 70, passed away on June 22, 2017.A native of Johnston County, Doris was born June 7, 1947 to the late James and Mamie Wood Coats. She loved working on the farm, cleaning houses, working in the garden, and most of all, she loved fishing.She is survived by her daughters, Vonda Jefferys and husband, Robert and Karen Martin; sister, Rita Thompson and husband Jerry; brothers,...
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Lena Price Mercer

August 24, 1922 - June 22, 2017

Lena Price Mercer, 94, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be held at 4:30 on Sunday, June 25, 2017 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Dr. Steve Roy officiating. Interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.She is survived by her daughter; Sandra M. Stewart, sons; Art Mercer and his wife Joy, Mike Mercer all of Clayton, grandchildren;...
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Lessie Watkins Blackmon

September 3, 1921 - June 22, 2017

Lessie Mae Watkins Blackmon, 95, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday June 24, 2017 at Oakland Presbyterian Church with the interment following in the church cemetery.She is survived by her son; Theron Dennis Blackmon and his wife Norma, daughter; Elaine B. Benson and her husband Jimmy, grandson; Theron Dennis Blackmon, Jr. and his wife Sondie,...
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Margaret Truelove Pearce

June 23, 1927 - June 22, 2017

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

April 23, 1956 - June 21, 2017

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

May 3, 1960 - June 18, 2017

Mark Murphy Fentress, 57, of Clayton, passed away on June 18, 2017 in Clayton. Mark was born in Richmond, VA, to Ernie and Louise Fentress on May 3, 1960. He attended Old Dominion University, where he met his wife, Marla. They were married on September 4, 1982 in Virginia Beach. He worked as a Chief Financial Officer for Godwin Group for the past 15 years. He was the treasurer of the Dunn Rotary...
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Tony Ray Sauls

May 15, 1944 - June 17, 2017

Tony Ray Sauls, 73, died Saturday June 17, 2017 at his home in Sneads Ferry. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 Thursday in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Dr. Mark White officiating. Interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.An avid fisherman, golfer and softball player, Mr. Sauls retired from O’Neil Motors in Raleigh and later became an independant contractor of fiber optic...
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Charles Devan Morgan

May 16, 1930 - June 16, 2017

Charles DeVan Morgan, 87, of Clayton, passed away on June 16, 2017 in Smithfield.Charles was born in Clayton, NC to Dewey and Bessie Conner Morgan on May 16, 1930. He graduated from Clayton High School. He married Peggy Turner on August 12, 1978 in Clayton.He worked in textiles and in office/warehouse management. He served in the Army and was a veteran of the Korean War.He was involved as a...
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Lora Hope Loggie

October 27, 1960 - June 12, 2017

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

March 9, 1937 - June 8, 2017

Mary Rose Dupree Gay, 80, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Monday June 12, 2017 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Rick Gaskins officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.She is survived by her daughters; Peggy Gay, Lynn Jeffares and husband Daniel, sons; Wilford Gay and wife Susan, James Gay and wife Rita, sisters;...
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Gregory J. Dawe

February 11, 1949 - June 5, 2017

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

January 13, 1931 - June 5, 2017

Loretta Kathleen Crume, 86, of Clayton, passed peacefully at home on June 5, 2017. Born January 13, 1931 in Cincinnati, OH, she was the daughter of the late Alice and Fred Pies. Loretta was preceded in death by son Thomas (infant) and spouse Edward Reed Crume. Loretta is survived by her children: Charles, Joan, Carol [Nicholas Coleman, grandson Robert (Shelley) and 2 great grandchildren], Janet...
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Coy Dale Cooke

December 30, 1939 - June 4, 2017

Coy D. “Grady” Cooke, 77 of Clayton passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 4, 2017. Grady was born in Archer Lodge on 12/30/39 to Coy and Stella Cooke. Grady was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. He had of love of little league baseball/softball and umpired for many years. He was a wonderful caregiver to his wife, Boonie, and mother-in-law, Nancy Watson. He never met a...
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Joseph Lee Devenow

February 24, 1949 - June 2, 2017

Mr. Joseph L. Devenow III, 68 died at his home in Clayton, NC. Joseph previously lived in Wallingford and Mendon, VT.He was born in Rutland, VT on February 24, 1949, the son of Joseph and Mildred Devenow.He married Catherine Sharp on June 26, 1971 in Rutland, VTJoe served his country in the US Air ForceHe worked as an electrician for many years, then retired from the State of Vermont after 30...
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Zachary Dylan Lowery

November 23, 1997 - May 31, 2017

Zachary Dylan Lowery, 19, passed away Wednesday May 31, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 Saturday in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Harmeling officiating.He is survived by his parents; David and Lori Lowery, brother; Garrett Lowery, maternal grandmother; Stacer O. McGee, paternal grandparents; Gil and Carol Lowery, aunts and uncles; Jeff and Lee McGee, Amy and...
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Betty Pearl Stanley

March 28, 1933 - May 29, 2017

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

January 8, 1917 - May 28, 2017

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

January 8, 1951 - May 27, 2017

Janet Marie Jones, 66, passed away on May 27, 2017. A native of Johnston County, Janet was born January 8, 1951 to the Neta Clifton Jones and the late Clinton Thomas Jones. She loved her church and was a long time member of a gospel quartet. She enjoyed fishing and spending time at the beach. She was a people person, especially when it came to children and the elderly.Janet is survived by her...
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Martha Pickett Peele

September 4, 1929 - May 26, 2017

Martha Pickett Peele, 87, of Clayton, passed away on Friday, March 26, 2017 surrounded by her family.She was the daughter of the late James Bowden and Mary Elizabeth Johnston Pickett.In addition to her parents, Mrs. Peele was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Collin Peele. She is survived by three daughters, Deb Bunn (Julian), of Raleigh, Martha “P-nut” Jeffreys (Danny), of...
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Marlene Grondalski

October 26, 1951 - May 26, 2017

Marlene Linda Grondalski, aged 65, passed away on May 26, 2017. A native of Bellaire, Ohio, Marlene was born October 26, 1951 to the late Thomas Elwood and Bertha Gail Worley Rushman. Marlene attended beauty school before pursuing a career for early childhood development where she enjoyed teaching and shaping our youth. Family and friends were Marlene’s passion and enjoyed hosting...
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James Lofton Hammond

July 15, 1925 - May 26, 2017

James Lofton Hammond, 91, of Clayton, NC passed away peacefully on Friday morning, May 26, surrounded by family. James (Jim) was a WWII veteran, having served in the 20th Armored Division in Europe. He later graduated with a BS from Drexel University, and with an MBA from the University of Delaware. A native of Delaware, he was a talented violinist since childhood, and a love of music remained an...
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Martha Pickett Peele

September 4, 1929 - May 26, 2017

Martha Pickett Peele, 87, of Clayton, passed away on Friday, March 26, 2017 surrounded by her family.She was the daughter of the late James Bowden and Mary Elizabeth Johnston Pickett.In addition to her parents, Mrs. Peele was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Collin Peele. She is survived by three daughters, Deb Bunn (Julian), of Raleigh, Martha “P-nut” Jeffreys (Danny), of...
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Elizabeth Niebergall

November 18, 2014 - May 25, 2017

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

November 25, 1947 - May 24, 2017

Linda Smith Wall, 69, of Garner, NC passed away on May 24, 2017 in Smithfield, NC. Linda Smith Wall was born in Turkey, NC (Sampson County) to Norva Gray Porter and David Aldon Smith on November 25, 1947. She graduated from Garner High School and Hardbarger Business College. She worked as a clerk typist for the State of North Carolina for most of her career. She was involved in teaching...
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David Wesley Cookson

March 5, 1949 - May 19, 2017

David Wesley Cookson, 68, of Clayton, North Carolina passed away on May 19, 2017 in Greensboro, North Carolina.David was born in San Francisco, California to Mary and Edward Cookson during March of 1949. He went to school in Nevada. He was married to Mildred Fuentes during January of 1971 in Fort Ord, California. He attended Northwestern University and Texas A&M University. He worked as a...
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Michael Eugene Powell

November 25, 1946 - May 19, 2017

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

February 5, 1942 - May 17, 2017

Nancy Murdock Mayo, 75, passed away Wednesday May 17, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 11:00am on Monday May 22, 2017 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home.She is survived by her son; Greg L. Mayo and his wife Angel of Albany, GA, daughter; Amy Johnson and her husband Scott of Vass, sisters; Shirley Murdock of Troy and Kay McCaskill of Asheboro, sister-in-law; Deborah Spence of...
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Mazeline Andrews Hargis

October 19, 1931 - May 17, 2017

Mazeline Andrews Hargis, 85, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the Brian Center in Clayton. Mazeline was born on October 19, 1931 to the late Lattie Linwood and Naomi Parrish Andrews.She married the love of her life, Thomas Anderson Hargis, Jr, (T.A.) on October 22, 1947. She was the rock of her family and her husband and children knew she loved them with all her heart...
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Jennie Lincoln Valenti

February 12, 1930 - May 15, 2017

Jennie L. Valenti, 87 years old, of Clayton, NC, passed away on May 15th2017 at SECU Hospice House surrounded by her loved ones. She was born in Brooklyn, NY to Philip & Jennie Noto on 2/12/1930.She went to school in Brooklyn, NY. She was married to Fred Valenti on September 23rd, 1950 in Brooklyn, NY.She worked as a Seamstress for Eclipse/ Automatic Bedding for over 30 years combined.She...
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Donald Robert Haworth

January 26, 1928 - May 15, 2017

Donald Robert Haworth, Sr., 89, of Clayton, NC passed away on May 15, 2017 surrounded by loving family. Don was born on January 26, 1928 to Henry Lowell Haworth and Mary Etta Morton in Steubenville, OH. He attended the Academy of the New Church in Bryn Athyn, PA and then went on to Purdue University where he earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. He later attended Oklahoma...
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Nathaniel Ray Hill

August 21, 1994 - May 14, 2017

Please dress comfortable and casual. Nathan loved the color blue. In his honor, wear something colorful and vibrant.A celebration of Nathan's life will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 11:00am in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home. Refreshments will be provided as well.While flowers are accepted, memorial contributions may be made in Nathan's name to Wendy and Robert Kinlaw, 326...
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Lois Parrish Ross

April 27, 1928 - May 13, 2017

Lois Parrish Ross, 89, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 Tuesday at Tippetts Chapel FWB Church with Rev. Dr. Eddie Moody officiating. Entombment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Clee Hocutt Ross; her daughter, Gail Ross Blowe and eight brothers and sisters. She is survived by her grandson, Dr....
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Janice Beck

January 23, 1953 - May 12, 2017

Janice Purnell Summerlin, 64, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017.Janice was born January 23, 1953 to the late Dalmer Viron and Eva Murphy Summerlin. She loved quilting, gardening, camping, drag racing, and her beloved dog Katie. More than anything she loved spending time with her family.A graveside service will be held at 3:00 Wednesday at Montlawn Memorial Park, 2911 S. Wilmington St. Raleigh, NC...
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Annie Hogg Ellis

April 18, 1938 - May 10, 2017

Annie “Sue” Hogg Ellis, 79, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017, surrounded by her family, after a brave battle with her health. A loving wife, mom, and grandma, Sue will always be remembered for her indomitable spirit, selfless generosity, kindness and zest for life. Sue loved to cook and watch, while her friends and family enjoyed her amazing recipes. Spending time with her husband,...
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Edith Elizabeth Paterno

February 10, 1932 - May 10, 2017

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

November 24, 1954 - May 9, 2017

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

December 16, 1946 - May 6, 2017

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

March 18, 1966 - May 5, 2017

Christopher Keith PollardMarch 18, 1966 - May 5, 2017GarnerChristopher (Chris) Keith Pollard age 51 of 105 G-Long Drive, Garner, NC passed away on Friday, May 5, 2017 at SECU Hospice House following a brief illness.Chris was born March 18, 1966 in Johnston County to Donald Pollard and the late Pat Pollard of Clayton.Mr. Pollard was a painter by trade who loved his family first and foremost and in...
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Nickie Marie Turner

March 19, 1958 - May 3, 2017

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

July 3, 1958 - May 3, 2017

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

May 8, 1961 - May 2, 2017

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

October 9, 1931 - April 30, 2017

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

April 26, 2017 - April 26, 2017

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

February 27, 1928 - April 24, 2017

Clara Wall “Tennie” Parrish, 89, the daughter of the late Rommie Lee and C. Estelle Gower Wall passed away Monday April 24, 2017. “Tennie” was a member of Mount Herman Christian Church for many years. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 2:00pm in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home at 2:00p.m with interment to follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park. She...
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Patricia Eileen Barber

November 8, 1946 - April 23, 2017

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

September 4, 1956 - April 18, 2017

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

June 17, 1945 - April 17, 2017

Kenyon J. Ryder age 71, passed on April 17th unexpectedly.Mr. Ryder is survived by his wife, Terry, and three children: Shiloh Sickler, Adam Ryder, and Amy Ryder-Burge. He also leaves behind his brothers Steve Ryder and Chuck Ryder; his step-sons Matthew and Chris Carmean; and eight grandchildren: Victoria Misto, Anika Ryder, Luke Ryder, Ethan Ryder-Burge, Kingston Ryder-Burge, Sean Ryder-Burge,...
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Juanita Ann Briggs

May 25, 1929 - April 14, 2017

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

June 1, 1963 - April 12, 2017

Robert Steven “Steve” Biggs, 53, passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. He will be remembered as a loving father and husband, a steadfast and loyal friend, and phenomenal town manager. Stubborn and iron-willed, he was the type of leader who would never publicly accept credit for his countless contributions. But it’s clear there is no man who’s had more influence in...
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Evelyn Wiggins Mitchell

July 23, 1933 - April 11, 2017

"She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her." (Proverbs 3:15)On April 11, 2017, our Heavenly Father called Mrs. Evelyn Wiggins Mitchell to her eternal rest. Daughter of the late Rev. Alonza M. and Fannie Wiggins, Mrs. Mitchell was born on July 23, 1933, in Spring Hope, NC. She was the fifth of five children—including...
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Raymond Michael Rosen

December 3, 1989 - April 11, 2017

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

November 2, 1985 - April 8, 2017

Joseph Marshall Sutton, 31, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017. A memorial service will be held Friday, April 14, 2017 at 2:00p.m. at McLaurin Funeral Home.He is survived by his father; David C. Sutton of Suttontown, mother; Lisa D. Sutton of Fuquay Varina, brother; Jamey Sutton and his wife, Abigail of Wendell, maternal grandfather; William J. Duclos and his wife Kathy Davis of Graham, paternal...
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Teresa Terii Lynn Klinger

November 7, 1952 - April 8, 2017

Teresa “Terri” Lynn Klinger, 64, passed away on April 8, 2017. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 2:00p.m. at McLaurin Funeral Home.She is survived by her husband, Phillip Klinger, son, James Klinger and wife, Ashley, daughter, Jenae Klinger Trotter and husband, Wesley, three grandchildren, Kathleen, Matthew and Logan, brothers, Tim Snell and David, Snell...
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Edward William Moore

July 15, 1945 - April 7, 2017

Edward William Moore, Jr., 71 passed away Friday, April 7, 2017. Funeral services will be held 11:00am Wednesday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with interment following at Pinecrest Memorial Park.He is survived by his wife; Mary R. Moore, daughters; Elizabeth Moore, Jennifer Gibbs and her husband Charles, Joanne Moore, his son; Edward Moore, III and his wife Melissa, mother; Marie T....
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Christopher Lee Colavito

August 6, 1981 - April 6, 2017

Christopher Lee Colavito, 35, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017, at his home in Cary. A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm on Monday April 10, 2017 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home. Lee attended NC State University and was the Director of Facilities and Distribution Services at the UNC School of Government in Chapel Hill.Lee is survived by his wife, Ashley Colavito; his parents,...
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Christopher Lee Colavito

August 6, 1981 - April 6, 2017

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

November 4, 1929 - April 4, 2017

Rosalie Gunter Strider, 87, daughter of the late Otis and Ida Mae Gunter passed away Tuesday April 4, 2017. Born in Asheboro, NC, she lived most of her adult life in Rockingham, NC where she worked for more than 40 years at Thrift Loan & Finance. She lived her later years in the Clayton NC area to be with her daughter and family. Rosie, as many loved to call her, is survived by her devoted...
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Lottie Beacham Clark

January 14, 1925 - April 3, 2017

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

September 8, 1930 - April 2, 2017

Marie Butler Bagwell, 86, daughter of the late Roy and Fannie Butler, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017. Funeral services will be held 11:00am Thursday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with interment to follow at Maplewood Cemetery.She is survived by her son; Norvelle Bagwell, Jr., daughters; Jenny Jackson and her husband Donnie, Miggie Matthews and her husband O.E., Patricia Edmondson and...
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Barbrey Soapes Davis

July 27, 1940 - April 2, 2017

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

August 6, 1924 - April 1, 2017

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

November 26, 1994 - March 31, 2017

Dakota James Taylor, 22, passed away Friday March 31, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 3:00pm Saturday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with the family receiving friends one hour prior to the service.He is survived by his mother; Ginger Taylor, father; Erik Hansen, maternal grandmother; Sally Taylor, aunt; Becky Flock, uncle; Allen Taylor and many loving cousin and friends.In lieu of...
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Susan Wood Brown

February 15, 1960 - March 28, 2017

Susan Wood Brown went home to be with the Lord on March 28, 2017. Her love for Jesus supported Susan and gave her peace. Born February 15, 1960 in Oxford, NC to Alton (Bo) Wood and the late Flora Harper Wood, Susan graduated from Clayton High School before going to work in the pharmaceutical industry for over twenty years and later became a full time homeschool teacher for her two daughters...
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Dawn Rene Johnson Ard

November 15, 1967 - March 25, 2017

Dawn Rene’ Johnson Ard, 49, passed away Saturday March 25, 2017. A graveside service will be held 11:00 am Wednesday at Pinecrest Memorial Park with Rev. Roger Hill officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 9:30 am until 10:30am on Wednesday at McLaurin Funeral Home.She is survived by her husband; Eddie Ard, mother; Connie Murrell, brothers; James L. Johnson,...
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Beatrice Frances Stiff

April 23, 1947 - March 24, 2017

Beatrice “Bea” Frances Fiore Stiff, 69, passed away on Friday, March 24, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.Daughter of the late James V. and Frances Forte Fiore, Bea was born April 23, 1947. Bea was adventurous and independent in spirit, loved life and lived it well, and moved through all the seasons with laughter, grace, and kindness. She worked hard, played hard, and danced...
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