Lisa RushingRichmond County Daily JournalELLERBE — Kids are expensive.Stacey Goodwin who operates Pine Valley Farm in Ellerbe with her husband, Duke, shouldn’t really be surprised by her sons’ wish lists.They’re a mix of today’s technology and some toys that remind them of growing up in the country.“They’re high maintenance,” Goodwin said of her children and their wants as they family visited Santa Claus Tuesday night at the Kemp Sugg Memorial Library in Ellerbe.For most of the requests made, it seemed as if Santa had better ensure he had a high-tech workforce.
Ernest “Buddy” Barnes, 129 Patterson St., Rockingham, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at his residence.Arrangements are incomplete at this time.Harrington Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Barnes family.
Fannie M. Davis, 79, of 309 Hood St., Rockingham, N.C., passed on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2013, at her residence.There will be a public view for Davis from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, at McNeill Funeral Home Chapel, Rockingham.The funeral for Davis will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, at Providence Baptist Church, Rockingham, with Rev. Lamont Johnson officiating.McNeill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements
Willie Mae Jones, 71, formerly of Hamlet, N.C., passed away quietly on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y.There will be a public viewing for Jones held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, at McNeill Funeral Home Chapel, Rockingham.A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at New Bethel AME Zion Church, Dobbins Heights, with Rev. Beulah Legrand officiating.
Mr. Ernest Fredrick Blue Sr. (E.F.), 86, of Hamlet, N.C. passed peacefully away early Wednesday morning, Dec. 4, 2013, at his home after several months of illness. He was born Sept. 2, 1927 in Dillon, S.C. to the late Ernest Lee Blue and Bertha McDowell Blue.Mr. Blue retired after successfully owning and running Blue Oil and Gas Company from 1959-1989, then turning the business over to sons Jimmy and Ernie Blue and daughter Janet Blue Greene who are continually serving the communit...
Rachel Taylor Cade, 72, of 143 Oakridge Church Road, Hamlet, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Hospice Haven in Rockingham.She was born in Hamlet, September 22, 1941, daughter of Roy Taylor and Beulah Parker Taylor.Before her retirement she worked at L’eggs and was known by many as “Me-Me”.She is preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Beulah Taylor; brothers, James, Larry and Peanut Taylor; and granddaughter, Jamie Cade.Survivors...
Larry Bristow Sr., 53, formerly of Hamlet, N.C., passed away quietly at the VA Hospital in Fayetteville on Thursday Nov. 28, 2013.There will not be a public viewing at funeral home, but viewing can take place at 1 p.m. on Friday at the Faith Center. There will be no parting view.The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at Wayman Chapel Faith Center with Rev. Janice Ingram officiating.
Shawn StinsonSports editorROCKINGHAM — Raider Gymnasium exploded with excitement following Greg Patterson’s 3-pointer from the right corner tied the game between Richmond Senior and Cheraw (S.C.) with 7.5 seconds remaining.After a timeout, the Braves elected to put the ball in the hands of Zac Sellers.Sellers took the in-bound pass, dribbled the length of the court, through the defense and hit a layup as time expired to lift Cheraw to an...
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