Local obituaries for March 15

First Posted: 3/15/2011

Margaret Chavis


Margaret Chavis, 58, of 404 Corey Road, was born March 22, 1952, to Hattie Lee and Doug McMillian. She departed this life on March 9, 2011.

The funeral will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday at Youth Camp Holiness Church. Burial will follow in Preston Cemetery.

She is survived by a daughter, Natasha Lynn Hunt of Maxton; three sons, George McMillian, Vernon Blackhorse Jr., and Gene Joesph Blackhorse, all of Maxton; six sisters, Patty Faye Strickland of Lumberton, Elise Jones of Dillon, S.C., Reba Jacobs, Patsy Ann Hunt, Shelby Jane McMillian and Irene Jacobs, all of Red Springs; six brothers, Jimmy McMillian of Maxton, Donald Ray Jacobs of Raeford, Duncan McMillian, John Wayne McMillian, Abe McMillian and Audrey Jacobs, all of Red Springs; 22 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.

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

Paid obituary

Jessie Clark


Jessie James Clark, 74, of Laurinburg, passed away on March 12, 2011.

The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Richard Boles Funeral Service Chapel. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Jessie was born Oct. 3, 1936, in Scotland County. He was the son of Flora Oxendine Clark and the late Jesse Clark. He was the husband of the late Nellie Locklear Clark.

His life work was in farming. He enjoyed NASCAR and loved racing go-karts, competing until the age of 72. He also enjoyed fishing, coon hunting and especially going to the beach. Jessie centered his life around his children and grandchildren

He was also preceded in death by a son, James Allen Clark;a grandson, James Cody Smiling; a great-grandson, Cameron Ratley; a brother, John Wesley Clark; and sister, Mable Clark.

Jessie is survived by his mother, Flora Clark of Laurel Hill; three sons, Jimmy Clark and Dale Clark and wife Fredia, all of Laurinburg, Jessie Clark and wife Sibyl, both of Pembroke; his daughter, Mary Smiling and husband Andrew, both of Laurinburg; daughter-in-law, Lenora Clark of Laurinburg; brothers, Gilbert Clark of Laurinburg and Gerome Clark and wife Ida Mae, both of Gibson; sisters, Margie Lowery and husband Buddy, both of Laurinburg, Marvelene Miller and husband Jimmy, both of Laurel Hill, and Catherine Norman of Pinehurst; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a special friend, Vickie McPherson of Maxton; and his Lil Buddy Jordo.

The visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Richard Boles Funeral Service.

Memorials may be made to Richard Boles Funeral Service, P.O. Box 1913, Laurinburg, N.C., 28353.

Paid obituary

Marjorie Bass


Marjorie Lenora Rhodes Bass, 82, of Lumberton, wife of the late Bobby Paul Bass, of Fayetteville Road, died March 14, 2011, at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.

The funeral will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Hillcrest Mausoleum, the Rev. Bob Guffey officiating. Entombment will follow in Hillcrest Mausoleum.

Bass was born in Robeson County. She was the daughter of the late John B. Rhodes Sr. and Sallie Ivey Rhodes. She was a graduate of Orrum High School. Bass was a member of Hyde Park Baptist Church of Lumberton. She and her husband were the former owners and operators of The Live Oak Restaurant in Conway.

Bass was predeceased by a daughter, Barbara Luther-Campbell; and a son, John Larry Bass.

Surviving are a daughter, Paula Massey and husband Berns, both of Conway; seven grandchildren, Karen Wilson (Bob), Kenneth Luther (Alicia), Gretchen Bass, Christian Massey (Lisa), Johnathan Bass (Stacey), Rachel Massey, and Michael Bass; six great-grandchildren, Tyler Wilson, Ally Wilson, Lauren Wheeler, Lawson Luther, Gaines Luther, and Alex Luther; a brother, John B. Rhodes Jr. of Cary; seven sisters, Estalene Barnes of Lumberton, Betty Ivey of Proctorville, Bernice Bullock of Lumberton, Lavice Lee of Fairmont, Rosa Phillips of Lumberton, Patsy Bullock of Orrum, and Ann Grice of Lumberton; and a special relative, Sid Bass.

Memorials may be sent to the charity of one’s choice.

Sign a guestbook at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel.

Paid obituary

Mary Peterkin

Red Springs

Mary Louise Sinclair Peterkin, 57, of Red Springs, died March 11, 2011, at Carolinass Medical Center in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Johnson Chapel Freewill Baptist Church in Red Springs. Burial will follow in Community Rest Cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, Kevin Peterkin of Durham, Corey Peterkin of Parkton, and Timothy Peterkin of Knightdale; seven brothers, Frank Sinclair of Colorado, Robert Sinclair of Parkton, Lee Sinclair of Red Springs, Charles Sinclair and John Sinclair, both of Fatetteville, Bernard and Gerald Sinclair, both of Raeford; and three sisters, Katie Smith and Sylvia Sinclair, both of Red Springs, and Sonya Moye of Mississippi.

Arrangements by L.E. Floyd Funeral Home in Red Springs.

David Walker

Blue Springs, Mo.

David Marshall Walker, 39, of Blue Springs, died March 10, 2011, at his home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Revels Funeral Home Chapel in Pembroke. Burial will follow in Lumbee Memorial Gardens.

Surviving are his parents, Sarah E. and David L. Walker of Lumber Bridge; a sister, Annetta Walker Wright of Wasilla, Alaska; and two brothers, Dwayne Walker of Blue Springs and Rob Walker of Spring Hill, Kan.

The family will receive friends 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Revels Funeral Home in Pembroke.

Cora McRay


Cora Lee McRay, 77, of 107 Rozier St., died March 11, 2011 at Southeastern Hospice House.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Worley Mortuary Chapel in Fairmont, the Rev. Regina Gainey officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Free Will Church Cemetery in Fairmont.

Surviving are five sons,, James Alford of Charlotte, Rosevelt Brown Jr. of Green Sea, S.C., Jimmy Lee Brown of Latta S.C., Carl Brown of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Danny Ray Brown of Lumberton; six daughters, Sarah Fields of Lumberton, Evelyn Byrd of Fairmont, Hattie Ruth Wilder of Conway, Hattie Alford, Hazel McRae and Susie McRae, all of Lumberton; a brother, Robert Byrd of Lumberton; three sisters, Sadie Lou Floyd of Lumberton, Janice Faye Byrd and Mary Ruth Nealy, both of Fairmont; 48 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

The visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Worley Mortuary and other times at 107 Rozier St., Lumberton.

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