Local Obituaries for April 19

First Posted: 4/19/2011

Huey Chavis


Huey “Bubba” Chavis, of Lumberton, was born Sept. 16, 1930, in Robeson County to the late Graham Chavis and Lena Lowry Chavis. He departed this life on April 16, 2011, making his journey of 80 years.

The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Saddletree Church of God, Bishop Kenneth Locklear and the Rev. Jimmy Hammonds officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the Robeson County Honor Guard will follow in Oxendine Cemetery on Oak Grove Church Road.

He proudly served our country for three years, being an active participant of the Korean War. His passions included farming, cooking and a love for singing. His last days he sung to his family “Bye and Bye Lord, Bye and Bye.” He touched the lives of all who knew him and will be greatly missed and always remembered.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Freddie and Joe Chavis of Shannon.

He is survived by his wife, Juanita Chavis; three sons, Ricky Chavis Sr., Ricky Chavis Jr. and Ryan Chavis, all of Lumberton; two daughters, Gwen and husband Leroy Scott Jr. and Samantha Chavis, all of Lumberton; a brother, Lacy Chavis of Shannon; five sisters, Elizabeth Pickens, Mary Jones and Linda McMillan, all of Shannon, Cindy Locklear and Grace Hammonds, both of Lumberton; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews, anod other relatives and friends.

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

Paid obituary

Jessie Jones Jr.


Jessie Jones Jr., 61, of Lumberton, passed away on April 16, 2011, at Southeastern Regional Medical Center.

The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. today at Richard Boles Funeral Service Chapel, officiated by Pastor William Cummings. Burial will follow in Rogers Cemetery.

Jessie was born March 24, 1950, in Robeson County. He was the son of Jessie Jones Sr. and the late Sarah Margaruit Lowery. His worked was in dry wall construction, retiring after many years of service from C.W.F. Contractors of Virginia. He enjoyed fishing, racing and traveling but he especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

Jessie is survived by son, Jeffery Jones Jr. and wife Alicia, both of Lumberton; daughters, Denise Hunt of Lumberton and Tammy Jones of Texas; his father, Jessie Jones Sr. of Lumberton; sisters, Elaine “Judy” Gordon and husband Marty of Laurinburg, Wanda Jones and Melissa Jones, both of Lumberton; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Richard Boles Funeral Service.

Paid obituary

Mary Harris

Goose Creek, S.C.

Mary Kline Harris died April 16, 2011, at the Bridge, a retirement community in Goose Creek, S.C.

A memorial will be held Wednesday at St. James Methodist Church in Goose Creek. Interment will be at a later date in Durham.

She was predeceased by by her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Earle Bowman of Lumberton; her husband, Thomas C. Harris; and a brother, Murphy Bowman of Lumberton.

Surviving are her daughters, Debra Harris of Goose Creek and Martha Shatto of Greenville, S.C.; a granddaughter, Jessica Shatto of Goose Creek; a sister, Martha McKinnon of Lumberton; several nieces; and several nephews.

Paid obituary

Johnsie Hedgpeth


Johnsie Thompson Hedgpeth, 71, of Lumberton, passed away on April 17, 2011, at Southeastern Regional Medical Center.

The funeral was this morning at East Lumberton Baptist Church in Lumberton, the Revs. LeRoy Burke and Norman Wheeler officiated. Burial followed in Gardens of Faith Cemetery.

She was born in Robeson County on July 9, 1939, to the late Galloway Wade Thompson Sr. and Bessie Chance Thompson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Nettie Thompson and Betty Hedgpeth; and a brother, Galloway Wade Thompson Jr.

Hedgpeth is survived by her husband, Robert Wayne Hedgpeth Sr. of the home; two sons, Robert Wayne Hedgpeth Jr. and his wife Melinda and Roger Wrenn Hedgpeth and his wife Susan, all of Lumberton; three sisters, Lynda Nealy, Carolyn Hardee and Huvetta Smith, all of Lumberton; four grandchildren, Thad Hedgpeth, Brooke Keit, Jennifer Hedgpeth and Jessica Hedgpeth; and a great-granddaughter, Abigail Hedgpeth.

Memorials may be made to East Lumberton Baptist Church, 201 Whiteville Ave., Lumberton, N.C., 28358.

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

Paid obituary

Howard Lawson


Howard Clinton Lawson, 81, formerly of Lumberton, died April 17, 2011, at the Lakewood Heights Care Center in Wichita.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel, the Rev. Ben Duerfeldt officiating. Burial will follow in the Ashland Cemetery.

Surviving are his children, Connie J. Bleuel of Manhattan, Dennis H. Lawson of Wichita, and Rodney L. Lawson of Sanrafael, Calif.; his sisters, Annie Ruth Davis, Mildred Shumpert, and Delma Smith, all of Lumberton, Roxie Cordray of McConnelsville, Ohio, and Marilyn Sealy of Orrum; his brothers, Ertle Lawson of Wendell and Frank Lawson of Fort Rickey, Fla.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Matthew Oxendine

Cheraw, S.C.

Matthew Wayne “Matt” Oxendine, 28, of Cheraw, died April 15, 2011.

The funeral was Monday at Westside Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Hunt family cemetery in Rowland.

Surviving are his wife, Karrie McElveen Oxendine of Patrick, S.C.; a son, Tyler McElveen of Patrick; four daughters, Harley Sierra Oxendine and Jayda Shyanne Oxendine, both of the home, Kylie Shae Oxendine of Cheraw, and Avryl Rayne Oxendine of Hartsville, S.C.; and his parents, N.L. and Sarah E. Hunt Oxendine, both of Cheraw.

Arrangements by Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home in Chesterfield, S.C.

Harold Oxendine


Harold “Bobby” Oxendine, 57, of 4313 E. White Pond Road, died April 15, 2011, at McLeod Medical Center of Dillon, S.C.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at McDonald Church of God on N.C. 130 in Fairmont, the Revs. Ronnie Rogers, Faye Hunt, and Gary Deese officiating. Burial will follow in the McDonald Church of God Cemetery.

Surviving are his mother, Francis Oxendine of Fairmont; his wife, Robin Oxendine of the home; a son, Derek Oxendine of the home; a brother, James Oxendine of Fairmont; and three sisters, Deloris Oxendine, Janie McFarland, and Vista Cain, all of Fairmont.

The visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at McDonald Church of God and other times at the home.

Gloria Berry


Gloria Jean Berry, 71, of Lumberton, died April 17, 2011, at Southeastern Regional Medical Center.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in New Hollywood Cemetery in Lumberton.

Surviving are her husband, Gerald Berry of the home; two daughters, Wendy Fettkether and Christa Berry of Augusta, Ga.; a brother, James Huggins of Lumberton; a sister, Loretta Huggins of Lumberton; and a grandchild.

The visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at Floyd Mortuary, 809 E. Fifth St., Lumberton.

Betty Peterson

White Lake

Betty Peterson, 93, of White Lake, died April 18, 2011.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Elizabethtown Baptist Church Christian Activity Center, the Rev. Chris Carroll officiating. Private burial will follow at Garden of Memories in Kelly.

Surviving are John Peterson of White Lake; and two grandchildren.

The visitation will be from noon to 1:45p.m. Wednesday at the Elizabethtown Baptist Church Christian Activity Center.

Arrangements by Kinlaw Funeral Home.

Alisa Kelly


Alisa Prevatte Kelly, of 201 W. 11th St., died April 14, 2011.

The funeral was Monday at First Christian Church, Dr. Michael Price officiated. Burial followed at Oakdale Cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Mike Kelly; a son, Tyler Kelly; a daughter, Stephanie Kelly; her mother, Molly Wilcox; her father, Ray Prevatte; her brother, Carl Pravette stepdaughter, Ashley Banks; and two stepgrandchildren;.

Arrangements by Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations.

Ian Dial


Ian Dial, 40, of 7200 N. Ridge Road, Apt. 4A in Chicago, formerly of Pembroke, died on April 14, 2011, at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Ill.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. on Wednesday at Bear Swamp Baptist Church. Burial will follow at the Dial family cemetery in Pembroke.

Surviving are his parents, Bruce and Margaret Dial of Pembroke; two sisters, Endora Lowry and husband Ronnie of Maxton and Lorrie Dial of Pembroke; a brother, Bruce Dial Jr. and wife Socoria of Pembroke; and a maternal grandmother.

The visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at Thompson’s Funeral Home.

Ella Matthews


Ella Matthews, 62, of 131 Greenview Drive in Lumberton, died on April 15, 2011, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Rock Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor Bishops George Matthews and Jimmy Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Faith.

Surviving are her husband, George Matthews of the home; a son, Charles Farlow of Waldorf, Md.; four brothers, Jeremiah Campbell and Elijah Campbell, both of Lumberton, Larry Campbell of Fayetteville and James Campbell of Pehokie, Fla.; two sisters, Elizabeth “Liz” Thompson of Lumberton and Sylvia Charles of United States Virgin Island; and a grandchild.

The visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today at Colvin Funeral Home of Lumberton.

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