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Deaths in January 2023
Mr. Usiel Juarez Fragoso Age 34
Mr. Usiel Juarez Fragoso 34 of Rockingham who died Tuesday Jan 17, 2023. Services are pending at this time.
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Stanley Fred (Freddy) Sellers, Jr. Age 49
Funeral services for Mr. Stanley Fred (Freddy) Sellers, Jr. 49 of Rockingham, NC who died January 2, 2023,
will be conducted Friday, January 6, 2023 at Sonshine Valley Church, E. Rockingham, NC at 2pm with Pastor Steven Millen officiating, burial following in Pleasant Hill UMC Wallace, SC.
Stanley was a truck driver for several years with a love for fishing and playing the guitar.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Rebecca Wyand and his sister Crystal Driggers.
Stanley leaves behind to mourn his passing his parents Stanley and Jean Sellers Sr., of Rockingham, NC his brother Sean Sellers, of Rockingham, NC, his sister Jennifer Davis, of Rockingham, a stepbrother Roger Driggers, of Rockingham, NC, two step sisters Jodie Driggers, and Wendy Driggers both of Rockingham, NC, The family will receive friends from 1 - 2pm on Friday at Sonshine Valley Church. Tally Watson Services is serving the family.
Deaths in September 2022
Marquise James Toomer Age 28
Funeral services are on Saturday September 17, 2022 at 12 noon at Ashley Chapel AME Zion church with Rev Lindsey officiating.
Deaths in July 2022
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Mrs. Joann Canipe 78
Graveside services for Mrs. Joann Canipe will be conducted Sunday August 14, 2022 at 3pm at Richmond Memorial Park with Chaplin Shelly officiating
Deaths in June 2022
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Master Ja'nard Montrell Fairley Age 9
Master Ja'nard Montrell Fairley of Laurinburg NC Died Saturday June 18, 2022. Master Ja'nard Montrell Fairley Funeral for will be Saturday June 25, 2022 @ 2pm at Graham Temple COGIC in Laurinburg, NC with Elder Ginyard officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Memorial Park. Public viewing will be Saturday12 noon till time of service at the church.
Ophelia Moore Age 80
Passed Away June 9, 2022. She was born August 17,1941from Lauringburg NC. Funeral Services for Mrs. Ophelia Moore, 80 of Laurinburg, NC will be conducted Thursday at 12 noon at Graham's Temple COGIC, Laurinburg, NC with Elder V. Ginyard officiating. Burial will follow in the Hillside Memorial Park. Public viewing will be 1 hour prior to the service at the church.
Deaths in April 2022
Elizabeth Wall 78
Passed away 4/28/2022 Service will be held Tuesday May 3, 2022 @ 2:00 A New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Rev. Daniel  C. Scott will be officiating. Burial will follow in Lincoln Memorial Park. Public Viewing will be held May 2, 2022 from 12:00 to 7:00 PM at funeral home.
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Linda Dawkins Age 72
Passed Away 4/25/2022 Visitation and memorial service will be held for Mrs. Linda Dawkins, 72 of Rockingham, North Carolina at Joy Freewill Baptist Church 3:00 to 5:00 PM
Deaths in March 2022
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Bobby Lee Taylor Age 59
Funeral Service for Mr. Bobby Lee Taylor Jr. of Hamlet, NC will be conducted Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 3pm at Tally Watson Services, Rockingham, North Carolina  with Rev. Johnathan Osborne officiating.
Public viewing will be Thursday 1pm till 3pm prior to the service""Funeral Service for Mr. Bobby Lee Taylor Jr., 59 of Hamlet, NC will be conducted Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 3pm at Tally Watson Services, Rockingham, North Carolina  with Rev. Johnathan Osborne officiating.
Mr Taylor is the son of the late Bobby Taylor Sr. and Macie Frances Taylor. He was preceded in death by his sister Allison Lily Taylor.
He leaves to cherish his fond memories one son Jerry Ricketts, three daughters Christine Collins, Ashley Taylor 66yand Renee Taylor, four grandchildren, two Brothers Mike Taylor and Chris Taylor two sisters Debra Collins and Lisa Benton.

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Keith Bryan Gregory Sr Age 58
Passed Away March 16, 2022
Deaths February 2022
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Betty Brewington Age 79
Betty  Brewington passes away on 2/25/2022 Funeral Services for Betty Brewington will be conducted Thursday, March the 3 at 2:00 pm @Philadelphia United Methodist Church in Rockingham, North Carolina. Reverend Charles   Bethea will be officiating burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm @Tally Watson Funeral Service in Rockingham North Carolina.

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Cathy Long
Passed Away February 12, 2022
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Carl Bowman
 Passed Away February 3, 2022
Deaths in December 2021
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Malik Key'sean Ellerbe, Age 17
Funeral services for Malik Key'sean Ellerbe, 17 of Rockingham, NC will be conducted Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 2 pm in King's Gate Church, Hamlet, NC 28345
Pastor Robert Hough, Officiating, burial will Follow in Philadelphia UMC Cemetery, Rockingham, NC.  "

He is survived by his mother, Melinda Ellerbe Crank, father Anthony Johnson and step father Charles Crank. One brother Taveon Ellerbe; Four sisters, Denasia Ellerbe, Jada Ellerbe, Andrea Ellerbe and Zaporia Anderson; Grandmothers, Helen Quick, Glendora Johnson and Tracy Stroman; Grandfather, Bishop Anthony Quick.A public viewing will be held Friday from 12 noon till 6 pm at the funeral home."
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Karen Oney  Age 95
Karen Oney of Rockingham, NC who passed away Thursday, December 2, 2021 at her residence.
Deaths in November 2021
Patsy Leak Almanza Age 61
Funeral services for Mrs. Patsy Leak Almanza will be conducted Wednesday November 17, 2021 at Philadelphia UMC Cemetery at 1:00 PM
Rev. Charles Bethea officiating.
"Ms. Patti Marchell Leak Almanza, born Patsy Marchell Leak and affectionately known as ""Lucy"", departed this life on November 12, 2021, at her home in Hamlet, NC.

“Lucy” was born November 27, 1960, to the late Mr. Percy Leak, Jr. and the late Mrs. Margaret Wall Leak. She attended Richmond County Schools and held many jobs during her adult life including Spanish interpreter, notary public, writer/author, tax preparer, repossession agent, and substitute teacher.

“Lucy” was a very intelligent woman with many gifts and talents. Her unique approach to life and her bold self-expression made her stand out among others. She had a great love for cats, reading, writing, cooking, politics, and helping those who could not help themselves.

She leaves to cherish her memories: her husband, Miguel; seven “cat-babies,” Mama, Grey, Tiger-Roo, Blue, Blondie, Chunky-Monkey, and Sunshine; one brother, Michael Leak (Myra); two nieces; one nephew; four great nephews; one great-great niece; eight aunts; two uncles; a special God-daughter; and, a host of cousins and friends.

Deaths in August 2021
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Josephine Watkins Age 79
Funeral Service will be held Saturday, August 28, 2021 @ 2:00pm
Place: Leak Street Cultural Center
Burial will follow in Philadelphia UMC Cemetery"
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 Edna Woodberry Age 84
Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, August 28, 2021 Providence Baptist Church
Burial will follow at Richmond Memorial Park" In Rockingham NC
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Jerry Wayne Griffin Age 64
Jerry was born to the the late Mr. Robert Lee Griffin and Mrs. Emma Lee Griffin. Jerry attended Richmond County School. After gradating he enlisted in the United States Army. Jerry leaves behind nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service will be held Thursday, August 26, 2021 at Philadelphia UMC Cemetery in Rockingham North Carolina
Time; 3:00 pm
Rev. Charles Bethea will be officiating."
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