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Obituaries


Week of November 12, 2014

 

Paul Wayne Davis, 51, of Arapahoe died Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He was a member of Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Davis; his mother, Ann Davis of Arapahoe; stepdaughter, Linda Gayle Ross of Dawson Creek; two brothers, Thomas Allen Davis of Merritt and Harley Dale Davis of Morehead City; sister, Sue Ann Davis of Arapahoe; and one grandchild. His funeral service was held Saturday, November 8 at Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Bryan officiating.  Interment was in Lee Family Cemetery. The family received friends following the service at the church. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.



Kay Francis Cuthrell Herring, 79, of New Bern, NC, passed away on November 6, 2014 at her home. She is preceded in death by her husband J.T. Herring. She is survived by her sons, Terry Herring and Robert Herring of Grantsboro; her sisters Peggy Kucan and Linda Griffin; seven grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. The funeral service was held Monday, November 10 at Cotten Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial followed at Greenleaf Memorial Park.  The family received friends Sunday, November 9 at Cotten Funeral Home.  

Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.  

 

Mary Jane Ireland, 76, passed away on November 6, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  She was born May 10, 1938 to Stanley Hodges Sr. and Rilla Spence in Oriental, North Carolina.  She worked as a loved mother and homemaker for most of her life in Lowland, North Carolina.  Prior to relocating to Las Vegas earlier this year due to health issues, she attended Lowland Pentecostal Holiness Church. 

Mary Jane is survived by her son Douglas Whitfield and daughter-in-law Kimberly Whitfield of Las Vegas; sisters Elizabeth Mitchell of Reelsboro, North Carolina and Mary Lee Dike of Las Vegas, Nevada as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her special cousin Charlene Richards of Plymouth, North Carolina.  She was preceded in death by brothers Stanley Hodges Jr. and James “Jimmy” Hodges and by her husband Bennie Ireland, her second husband Fred Waldrop, and by her first husband Fenner Whitfield.  Mary Jane Ireland, 76, passed away on November 6, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  She was born May 10, 1938 to Stanley Hodges Sr. and Rilla Spence in Oriental, North Carolina.  She worked as a loved mother and homemaker for most of her life in Lowland, North Carolina.  Prior to relocating to Las Vegas earlier this year due to health issues, she attended Lowland Pentecostal Holiness Church.    Mary Jane was a great nature lover and found great joy in gardening and raising her pets.  She loved to cook and share recipes with everyone.   She leaves behind a host of extended family and friends and will be sorely missed by those who knew her.  “Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” Luke 1:45

Arrangements were by La Paloma Funeral Home in Henderson, Nevada.  On-line condolences may be posted at www.lapalomafuneralservices.com\lapaloma Services and burial to be held in Lowland, North Carolina in the spring of 2015.