Wednesday, November 7, 2012
By Obit Clerk

Tommy Bowen
Tommy Bowen, 65, of Washington, Ga., entered into rest on Fri., Nov. 2, 2012.
Funeral services were held on Mon., Nov. 5, at Sardis Baptist Church & Cemetery in Rayle, Ga.
Visitation was held on Sun., Nov. 4, at Hopkins Funeral Home in Washington.

Janice M. Corey
Janice Maddox Corey, 65, of Lincolnton, Ga., wife of Jack E. Corey, entered into rest on Wed., Oct. 31, 2012.
Beggs Funeral Home of Lincolnton is handling the arrangements.

Billie Y. Duckworth
Billie Young Duckworth, 81, of Warrenton, Ga., wife of the late George R. Duckworth, died on Fri., Nov. 2, 2012.
Graveside services were held on Sun., Nov. 4, at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.
Lowe Funeral Home of Warrenton handled the arrangements.

Linda W. Evans
Linda Wille Evans, of Augusta, Ga., mother of Sarah S. Evans, entered into rest on Nov. 3, 2012.
Funeral services were held on Mon., Nov. 5, at Thomson First United Methodist Church. Interment was in Johnson United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Starling Funeral Home of Harlem, Ga. handled the arrangements.

Edward “Ed” Lee Grant
Retired Bellsouth
Edward “Ed” Lee Grant, 81, of Grier Circle in Thomson, Ga., entered into rest on Nov. 3, 2012.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Mon., Nov. 5, at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens with Rev. David Lambert officiating.
Mr. Grant grew up in Crawfordville, Ga. and was the son of the late James Oscar Grant and the late Thelma Worthen Grant. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Grant lived in Thomson most of his life and retired from Bellsouth with over 30 years of service. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and the First Baptist Church of Thomson.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 59 years, Jean Moore Grant; sons, Cary Grant, Eddie Grant and wife Pat, all of Camden, S.C., Tim Grant and wife Eileen of Woodstock, Ga.; grandchildren, Travis Grant, Hunter Grant, Madison Grant and Faith Grant; brother, Oscar Grant of Fayetteville, N.C.; and two nieces and two nephews.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Youth Choir, P.O. Box 8, Thomson, Ga. 30824.
The family received friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 4, at the funeral home.
Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.

Duncan Brown McFadyen III
Duncan Brown McFadyen III, 64, of Raeford, N.C., died on Fri., Nov. 2, 2012, in Pinehurst, N.C. He was born on April 20, 1948 in Lumberton, N.C. to Duncan Brown McFadyen, Jr. and wife Harriet Hodgin McFadyen, of Hoke County, who predeceased him. He graduated from Hoke County High School, received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C. in 1970, and a Juris Doctorate in Law from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1973.
He began his professional legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in Cumberland and Hoke County and served in that capacity from 1973 to 1976. He joined the law firm of the late R. Palmer Willcox in 1976 where he quickly made partner. He became the senior partner in 1998 and served in that capacity until 2012 in the law firm now known as Willcox, McFadyen, Fields and Sutherland. He served as Bar Councilor for Judicial District 16A from 2001 to 2007 and County Attorney for Hoke County from 1979 to 1993. He was held in the highest esteem by his partners, colleagues and members of the court system.
Mr. McFadyen was a lifelong member of the Raeford Presbyterian Church where he served as Deacon and then Elder.
Mr. McFadyen was an avid reader of history and great literature, an excellent storyteller, and loyal friend to many who will miss his boundless charm and good cheer. The local paper ran a story in 1976 describing him as Raeford’s most eligible bachelor, and he remained so until his passing. He faced all of life’s challenges, including the last, with his well-known gentlemanly poise and dignity.
He is survived by his brothers, George Hodgin McFadyen and his wife Anne of Pinetops, N.C., and James Laurence McFadyen and his wife Susan of Thomson, Ga.; four nieces and nephews, James Scott McFadyen and John Robert McFadyen and his wife Claire of Tarboro, N.C., Martha McFadyen Scott and husband Winfield of Louisville, Ga., and Mary Kathryn McFadyen Land and husband Jared of Thomson, Ga.; aunts, Frances McFadyen McCreery and husband Robert of Ponte Vedra, Fla., Louise B. McFadyen of Red Springs, N.C. and a special aunt and a dear lifelong friend, Willa McFadyen Lindsay of Southern Pines, N.C.; and many cousins. He was a loving brother and uncle.
The family would like to express their gratitude for the many displays of grace from the community.
Arrangements have been made by Crumpler Funeral Home-Raeford. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Raeford Cemetery on Mon., Nov. 5. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at the Raeford Presbyterian Church with Reverend Michael McGehee and the Reverend James Braden officiating. The family will be available for visitation following the memorial service on Mon., Nov. 5, at the Raeford Presbyterian Church-John Ropp Fellowship Hall.
The family received friends at the McFadyen family home, 3399 Hwy. 401 Business, on Sun., Nov. 4, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Raeford Presbyterian Church, 128 West Edinborough Ave., Raeford, N.C. 28376; FirstHealth Hospice & Palliative Care and/or FirstHealth Clara McLean Hospitality House, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, N.C. 28374; American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73123-1718.
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Lynda Price
Lynda Karol Prescott Price, 58, of Gibson, Ga., wife of Drew Price, entered into rest on Tues., October 30, 2012.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
James Funeral Home of Wrens, Ga. is handling the arrangements.

Charles Pullen
Charles Pullen, 68, of Washington, Ga., entered into rest on Fri., Nov. 2, 2012.
Memorial services will be held on Sun., Nov. 11, at 3 p.m. at Clifford's Grove Baptist Church. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Beggs Funeral Home of Lincolnton, Ga. is handling the arrangements.

Billy Robertson
Earl William "Billy" Robertson, of Thomson, Ga., son of Earl S. Robertson and the late Bonnie F. Robertson, entered into rest on Thurs., Nov. 1, 2012.
Funeral services were held on Mon., Nov. 5, at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, Telfair Street Chapel. Interment was in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
The family received friends on Sun., Nov. 4, at the funeral home.

Betty T. Weeks
Betty Thompson Weeks, 86, of Wrens, Ga., wife of the late Miller Weeks, Jr., entered into rest on Sat., Nov. 3, 2012.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Mon., Nov. 5, at James Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Wrens Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service.

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