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Frank Gerald Hardister

Sep 18, 2022


 Frank G. “Jerry” Hardister, age 85 of Georgiana, Alabama, formerly of Southern Pines, North Carolina died September 19, 2022.

Jerry was born January 5, 1935 to the late Bettle Frank and Julia Byrd Hardister. He was also preceded in death by his brother.

He served his country in the United State Army in Panama.

Jerry was a member of...

Carolyn Greene Austin

Aug 23, 2022

Mrs. Carolyn Greene Austin, age 86, of Boone, passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at her home with her loved ones by her side. Born February 22, 1936, in Watauga County, she was the daughter of the late Judson Moore Greene and Nancy Ann Greene. Carolyn was a long time member of the First Baptist Church in Boone where...

Edwin Ray "Ed" Tharpe Sr.

Aug 14, 2022


Edwin “Ed” Ray Tharpe, Sr. of Roaring River, North Carolina passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, August 14th, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.

Ed was born on August 4, 1942 to Ray Palmer and Mildred Lucille Pardue Tharpe in Wilkes County. After Ed graduated from East Wilkes High School in 1960, he began working for Chatham Manufacturing...

Orael Anne Hairfield

Aug 10, 2022


Orael Anne Hairfield, our beloved one, has journeyed to a far better place we can not yet go. She drifted away peacefully at her residence, surrounded by her children, after living a full life which spanned 97 years.

A New York native, growing up, she graduated from Eastchester, NY High School and

attended Lenox Hill Hospital School of Nursing...

Elisabeth Dunnington Moye

Jul 24, 2022



Elisabeth Dunnington Moye, known to friends and family as Betty, died peacefully at the age of 90 on Sunday, July 24, 2022.

Funeral services will be held in Franklin at 5 p.m. on Thursday July 28 at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Williamson Memorial Gardens.


Carey Brian Barfield

Jul 24, 2022

Carey Brian Barfield, 74, of Dunn passed away Sunday morning at Johnston Memorial Hospital. He was born in Harnett County on November 6, 1947, to the late Willie and Ruth Barfield. He was preceded in death by, two brothers, Jerry and Billy Barfield and his sister, Peggy Ruth Churn. Carey was a 1968 graduate of Dunn High School and joined the...

Sheila Swartz Carter

Jun 11, 2022

RALEIGH – Mrs. Sheila Swartz Carter, 89, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Duke University Hospital.

Mrs. Carter was the daughter of the late Henry Gilbert and Eleanor Byrd Swartz. Sheila was co-owner S. Swartz and Sons in Durham. Mrs. Carter was a member of White Memorial Presbyterian Church for many years. She loved her children and grandchildren dearly....

Martha A. Wilder

May 6, 2022

Martha Ann Stewart Wilder, 79, of Oxford Rd., Henderson, died peacefully at Duke Regional Medical Center in Durham. Memorial Services will be held at a later date.


Mrs. Wilder was the mother-in law of Bobby McIntyre, funeral director with Briggs-Candor Funeral Home.

Born in Vance County on December 9, 1942, Mrs. Wilder was the daughter of Henry and Pearl Woodlief...

Mark Madison Vickers

Mar 24, 2022

Mark Madison Vickers, 60 gained his angel wings after battling a rare infectious disease on March 24, 2022 surrounded by his family. Mark was born August 21, 1961 to Hugh and Joan Vickers in Madison, Indiana.  Mark graduated from Earlham College, Richmond, IN; Duke Divinity, Durham, NC; and Fayetteville Community College, Fayetteville, NC. Mark began his call to ministry early...

Michael Eugene Gubista

Mar 13, 2022


Michael Eugene Gubista (aka Mr. Wonderful), age 67 of Wilmington, NC, went to shake things up in heaven on March 13, 2022. He was born in Kings County, New York the son of Audrey Kouzens and the late Joseph Gubista.

Mike grew up in the garden spot of Brooklyn, NY, one of seven children in a loving family full...

William Aaron

Feb 26, 2022

William "Bill" Aaron, age 86, of Surprise, Arizona passed away on Saturday, February 26, 2022. Bill was born May 31, 1935 in Salisbury, North Carolina. To Gerald & Virginia (Cauble) Aaron.

Bill is survived by his spouse, Jenny Aaron; his sons Randy Aaron; Bill Aaron Jr.; Jerry Aaron; Joseph Aaron.

A visitation for Bill will...

Danny Turnage

Feb 20, 2022

Danny Lynn Turnage, age 69, died Sunday, February 20, 2022 at his home.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, February 26, at 11:00 A.M. at

King’s Cross Roads Original Free Will Baptist Church by Rev. Bruce Jones.  Interment will follow in Hollywood Cemetery in Farmville.

Those who would like to pay their respects...

Emmett Presley

Dec 11, 2021

Emmett Thornton Presley passed peacefully in the arms of his loving parents on December 11, 2021. Emmett was born on November 17, 2021. During his 23 days on this Earth, Emmett drew people closer to Christ through their incessant prayers for his healing. He touched countless lives and was deeply loved by family and friends.

Funeral Services...

Robert Parrish

Dec 3, 2021

Robert Elton Parrish, founder of Parrish Funeral Home, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, December 3rd at the age of 93.  Elton was born in Johnston County on March 13, 1928 to the late Robert Ennis Parrish and Viola Sasser Parrish. He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Hartley Parrish; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Gagne Parrish; siblings,...

Robert Wilkerson

Nov 12, 2021

Robert Louis Wilkerson, 86, passed away Friday, November 12, 2021, at Annie Penn Hospital.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Monday, November 15, 2021, at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ralph Clayton officiating. The burial will follow at Reidlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon, November 14 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at...

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