Maxine Phillips Albright, 100, of Bennett, died Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at Universal Health Care. Joyce-Brady Chapel, Bennett.

James Robert Dowdy, 77, of West End, died Saturday, May 1, 2021, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. 

Walter Edward “Jabo” Hussey, 88, of Robbins, died Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst. Joyce-Brady Chapel, Bennett.

On Friday, April 30, 2021, Samuel Cole Middleton arrived safely home with Jesus, surrounded by his family. Sam (or Sami, as he was known to many of his loved ones) was born in Albany, Ga., on Sept. 16, 1993, and enjoyed living in the Sandhills of North Carolina throughout his childhood and a…

Mary Ann Brown Gillespie, 83, passed away Sunday, May 2, 2021, at FirstHealthMoore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

Linda Diane Lewis, 63, of Southern Pines, died Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

Jewell Covington Pruden, of Southern Pines, succumbed to lung disease Sunday, May 2, 2021.  She passed at her home, surrounded by family and friends.

Paula Ann Hopkins, 63, of Southern Pines, passed away peacefully Friday, April 30, 2021.

Russell Joseph Hollers Jr., of Candor, died Saturday, May 1, 2021. He was 82 years old.

Dawn Page Blakely Thompson, 48, of Aberdeen, died Sunday, May 2, 2021, at her home. Boles Funeral Home, Southern Pines.

Gail P. Cummins, a long-time resident of Penick Village passed peacefully Monday, April 26, 2021. She was 90 years old.

Jerry Grant “Sookie” Sowder, 71, of Sanford, died Friday, April 30, 2021. Cox Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Vass.

Lucy Maness Matthews, 89, of Whispering Pines, died Saturday, May 1, 2021. Cox Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Vass.

Lewis Nelson Cooper Sr., 94, of Cameron, went to his heavenly home Saturday, May 1, 2021, at FirstHealth Hospice House, surrounded by his loving family.

Garrett Frye, 49, of Vass, Tuesday, April 27, 2021.

Linda Diane Lewis, 63, of Southern Pines, died Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem. Simon Funeral Home, Southern Pines.

James Dowdy, 77, of West End, died Saturday, May 1, 2021, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst. Simon Funeral Home, Southern Pines.

Dewey Franklin Britt Jr., 59, of Eagle Springs, died Thursday, March 4, 2021, at his home, surrounded by his family.

On Thursday, April 29, 2021 Jose Gabriel Miranda Jr., of Pinehurst, went to his heavenly home at the age 80 after a long battle with dementia.

Janet Stancil Gaines, 81, of Southern Pines, died Monday, April 26, 2021, at Pinehurst Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Pinehurst. 

Sally Lou Goad Horner, 85, of Robbins, died Wednesday, April 28, 2021. Kennedy Funeral Home, Robbins.

Rosemary Christine Wisen, 60, of Pinehurst, passed away Sunday, April 25, 2021.

Arnold Raymond “Ray “Lambert Sr., 100, died at his home in Seven Lakes Friday, April 9, 2021.

Rachel Elizabeth Belle Smith, 77, of West End, transitioned Monday, April 26, 2021, at FirstHealth Hospice House, in Pinehurst.

Orlando “Greg” Stroman, 58, of Southern Pines, died Thursday, April 22, 2021, at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst.

Janet Gaines, 81, of Southern Pines, died Monday, April 26, 2021, at Pinehurst Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Pinehurst.

Larry Lewis Griewe died peacefully in his home on Sunday, April 18, 2021, in Southern Pines, at the age of 88.

Jettie Emma Ashburn Barber, 93, of Carthage, passed away Sunday, April 25, 2021.

Euliss Claude Cockman, Jr., 77, of Carthage, died Saturday, April 24, 2021, at FirstHealth Hospice House.

Wilbur “Wil” George Ayres Jr., 76, of West End, passed away peacefully Friday, April 23, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family.

Jacqueline Hunter Patterson, 55, of Southern Pines, died Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at her residence.

Alston Lee Reed, 99, died Friday, April 23, 2021, at his home in Seven Lakes.

Orlando Stroman, 58, of Southern Pines, died Thursday, April 22, 202, at FirstHealth Hospice House, Pinehurst. Simon Funeral Home, Southern Pines.

Bessie Lee McKinnon, 83, of Taylortown, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

Emily Cockman Hazelwood, 66, passed away Sunday, April 18, 2021, in Columbia, S.C., after a difficult, but courageous battle with cancer.

Norma Joan Juett, of Whispering Pines, passed away peacefully in her sleep in her home Thursday, April 8, 2021, at the age of 87. 

Jacqueline Patterson, 55, of Southern Pines, died Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at her residence. Simon Funeral Home, Southern Pines.

Lavonne Brown, 82, died Monday, April 19, 2021, at Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro. 

Charetta Love Barrett, 44, of Taylortown, died Thursday, April 15, 2021, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst.

Carolyn Hinson Titel, 75, of Southern Pines, died Monday, April 19, 2021, at FirstHealth Hospice House, Pinehurst. Boles Funeral Home, Southern Pines.

Virginia Purvis Brady,  90, passed away, Sunday, April 18, 2021.

Jeannette C. Donnelly, 84, of Pinehurst, died Sunday, April 18, 2021, at FirstHealth Hospice House.

Julia Ellen Fitch, 72, of Broadway, died Sunday, April 11, 2021, at FirstHealth Hospice House, Pinehurst. Cox Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Vass.

Marty Lee Rowe, 63, of West End, died Saturday, April 17, 2021, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst. Cox Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory Vass.

Deborah Douglas Jones, 65, of Southern Pines, died Sunday, April 18, 2021, at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst.

Homer Ray Brady, 87, of Robbins, died Sunday, April 18, 2021. Joyce-Brady Chapel, Bennett.

Deborah A. Jones, 65, of Southern Pines, died Sunday, April 18, 2021, at FirstHealth Hospice House, Pinehurst.

Charles W. Shaffer, Jr. 78, of Williamsport, Pa., died peacefully Saturday, April 17, 2021, at home, surrounded by family.

Charetta Barrett, 44, of Taylortown, died Thursday, April 15, 2021. Bostic-Kendrick Funeral Home, Southern Pines.

Judy Carolyn Inman Anderson, 73, of Bennett, died Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at her home. Joyce-Brady Chapel, Bennett.