Local obituaries for Nov. 19

First Posted: 11/18/2011

Magnolia Oxendine
Red Springs

Magnolia Woods Oxendine, 96, of 430 Lewis McNeill Road in Red Springs, departed this life Nov. 15, 2011, at Southeastern Hospice House in Lumberton.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Praise and Worship Church in Red Springs, the Rev. Don Bullard officiating. Burial will follow in the Oxendine Cemetery in Lumberton.

She was born in Robeson County on July 20, 1915, a daughter of the late Archie and Winnie Lee Jacobs Woods.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Delma Oxendine; three sons, Fulman Oxendine, Earl Spencer Oxendine and Ervin Dean Oxendine; a daughter, Mazelene Byerly; two infant children; two sisters, Margaret Jacobs and Rena Locklear; and four brothers, Lewis Woods, Hubbard Woods, Bracy Woods and Casher Woods.

She is survived by four daughters, Marilyn Oxendine and Carolyn Locklear, both of Red Springs, Iona Hodges of Lumberton, and Gladys Lowery of Pembroke; four sons, Delmus Oxendine Jr., Robert Lynn Oxendine and Archie Lee Oxendine, all of Red Springs, and Ray Oxendine of Lumberton; 26 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Revels Funeral Home in Lumberton.

Paid obituary

Stewart Sampson

Stewart Ervin Sampson, 66, of Lumberton, passed away Nov. 18, 2011, at Southeastern Hospice House in Lumberton.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Elizabeth Heights Baptist Church in Lumberton, the Revs. Terry Locklear and Ronald Locklear officiating. Burial will follow at Deep Branch Cemetery in Lumberton.

He was born in Robeson County on Sept. 15, 1945, to the late Newton Sampson and Vilena Strickland Sampson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Fannie Mae Norton Sampson, three brothers and four sisters.

Sampson is survived by five sons, Kary Sampson and wife Diane of Chicago, Bruce Sampson of Lumberton, Stewart E. “Rocky” Sampson Jr. and wife Mylinda of Cleveland, Ga., Talmadge Sampson and William Sampson, both of Lumberton; three daughters, Twanna Fain and husband John of Cleveland, Ga., Vileanna Dailey and husband Wayne of Rennert, and Lisa Sisum and husband Billy of Lumberton; three brothers, Mark Sampson of Pembroke, James Sampson of Red Springs and Henry Sampson of Lumberton; six sisters, Minnie Francis Holmes of Utica, Mich., Monnie Jane Gray of Fayetteville, Ancie Dale McDowell of Hope Mills, Patricia Milesko of Elizabethtown, Ky., Lillian Grashan of Medford, Ore., and Carol Jane Sampson of Lillington; sixteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Floyd Mortuary & Crematory Inc., 809 E. Fifth St. in Lumberton.

Memorials may be made to: American Cancer Society, 8300 Health Park, Suite 10, Raleigh, N.C. 27615.

Online condolences may be made at www.floydmortuary.net.

Paid obituary

Faye Inman
St. Pauls

Faye Inman, 82 of St. Pauls, passed away Nov. 16, 2011, at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Methodist Church in St. Pauls. Burial will follow in Great Marsh Church Cemetery.

She is survived by her son, Alex Inman; a daughter, Debbie Inman; a brother, Gayle Hammond; sisters, Peggy Powell and Vivian Inman; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Methodist Church, 406 W. Broad St., St. Pauls, N.C. 28384 or to any organization of your choice.

Saint Pauls Funeral Home served the family .

Paid obituary

Emma Williams

Emma Lee Williams, 69, of 223 Victoria Drive in Parkton, died Nov. 16, 2011, at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center in Hartsville, S.C.

The funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at New Vision Christian in Hope Mills, the Rev. Bobby McKoy and Elder Kelvin T. McGeachy officiating. Burial will follow in the McKinnon Cemetery in St. Pauls.

Surviving are her mother, Sarah “Sugg” McGeachy; four daughters, Jackie Springer, Veronica Gordon, Shirley Faye Cornelius and Virginia Williams; two sons, Roy James Williams and Bradford Williams; five brothers, Kelvin T. McGeachy, Danny Campbell, William McGeachy, Larry McMillan and Terry McGeachy; a sister, Shirley Ann McCrowie; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

The viewing will be 4 to 6 p.m. today at New Hope Free Will Baptist Church in Rennert.

James Mitchell Jr.
Latta, S.C.

James Leighton “Leigh” Mitchell Jr., 47, died Nov. 18, 2011, at home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Latta Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Beverly Thompson Mitchell of Latta, S.C.; a son, Joshua Lee Mitchell of Latta; a stepson, Jed Rowell of Latta; and two sisters, Norma Jackson of Bladenboro and Leslie Measamer of Greenville.

The visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Cooper Funeral Home.

Jackie Mishue

Jackie Vernon Mishue, 68, died Nov. 17, 2011, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, S.C.

The graveside service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Ivey Jenkins Cemetery in Orrum.

Surviving are two sisters, Jane (Marvin) Wilkins of Fayetteville, and Nancy (Robert) Tanner of Dillon; and two brothers, Lennon (Patricia) Mishue of Houston and Larry (Janet) Mishue of Kittrell.

John Willis Jr.
St. Pauls

John Leslie Willis Jr., of St. Pauls, died Nov. 17, 2011, at home.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Monday in Saint Pauls Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Danny McLamb officiating. Burial will follow in Bladen Union Church Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Melba S. Willis; a son, Les Willis; a daughter, Jackie W. Smith; stepsons, Michael Smith and Franklin Smith; a brother, Lloyd Willis; a sister, Joann Fields; four grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

The visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and at all other times at the home in St. Pauls.

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