Eugene L. Bullard
LAUREL HILL — Eugene Leonard Bullard, age 89, formerly of Dublin, passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2012.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, at the North Laurinburg Baptist Church with burial following at 5 p.m. in the Bordeaux Cemetery in Dublin.
Visitation will be from 2 until 3 p.m. prior to the service on Saturday at the North Laurinburg Baptist Church.
Eugene was born in Scotland County on April 19, 1923, son of the late William and Addie Bridges Bullard and the devoted husband to the late Maggie Bordeaux Bullard. He was a WWII Veteran that proudly served with the United States Navy. He enjoyed farming and worked in quality control for the Johns Manville Company retiring after many years of service.
Before his illness, he was a faithful member of the North Laurinburg Baptist Church. He enjoyed playing the accordion, traveling and gardening. He will be remembered as a devoted father and grandfather.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by brothers, Joseph Wesley Bullard, William Fairley Bullard Jr., Culbreth Norman Bullard and sister, Ila B. Bullard.
Surviving are his children sons, William Bullard and wife Brenda of Laurel Hill, Jerry Bullard of York, S.C.; daughter, Belinda Vuncannon and husband Phillip of Maxton; two grandchildren, William Gregory Bullard and Angela “Angie” Lynn Foster; great-grandchild, A.J. Politch and several nieces and nephews.
The family request that memorials be made in memory of Mr. Bullard to Hospice of Scotland County, P.O. Box 1033, Laurinburg, N.C. 28353.
BLADENBORO — Dewayne Charles Hester, 39, passed away on Friday, June 8, 2012.
He is preceded in death by his father Charles Thomas Hester.
He is survived by his mother Elfriede Juricek Hester of Bladenboro; his wife Tammie Tyree Hester of the home; two daughters, Haley and Hannah of the home; two brothers, Jamie Charles Hester of Wilmington and Kenneth Thomas Hester of Lumberton.
Hester was a deputy with the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office and previously served as an officer with the Elizabethtown Police Department.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Hickory Family Life Center. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 13, at 2 p.m. at the Hickory Family Life Center, officiated by the Rev. Thomas Whray and the Rev. Larry Hayes. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Church Cemetery.
Arrangements by Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home of Elizabethtown.
Thomas E. Buchanan
INGOLD — Thomas Edward Buchanan, 62, of 1045 Old Hwy. 701, died Friday, June 8, 2012, at Sampson Regional Medical Center in Clinton.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 11 at Sharon Baptist Church, Fayetteville, by the Rev. Dewey Ball. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Buchanan is survived by his wife Mary Roger Buchanan of Elizabethtown; four daughters: Brandy Barnes, Kelly Buchanan both of Garland, Rebecca Buchanan of Ingold, and Brittany Buchanan of Clinton; three sons: Micheal Buchanan of Garland, Thomas Buchanan of Flint, Mich., and Joshus Buchanan of Cloverdale, Ala.; his mother Annie Rouse of Garland; one sister, Yonna Buchanan of Garland; one brother, Billy Buchanan of Carriere, Miss.; and eight grandchildren.
Online condolences maybe sent through www.cartfh.com.
Services by Carter Funeral Home in Garland.
Willie D. Owens
ROSEBORO — Willie David Owens, 80, of 110 Myrtle Road, died Thursday, June 7, 2012, at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at First Missionary Baptist Church Roseboro, by the Rev. John T. Oliver. Burial will follow in the Roseboro-Snowhill Cemetery.
Owens was preceded death by his wife Lorenia “Mama Lurch” Owens.
Owens is survived by eight daughters: Shirley J. Owens, Earline Boykin, Linda Miller, Claudie Hines, Sandra Smith, and Jewelene Bell, all of Roseboro, Dorothy Howard of Salemburg, and Cynthia Davis of Stedman; four sons: Rudolph Mathis and Bruce Owens Sr., both of Salemburg, Pervis R.Owens Sr. of Roseboro, and Gregory “Piggy” Owens of Hope Mills; one brother, Elma G. Owens of Clinton; three sisters: Rosie Davis of Roseboro, Katie Melvin of Fayetteville, and Issie Owens of Clinton; 38 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
The public will be received Tuesday, June 12, from 1 to 7 p.m., with family present from 6 to 7 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home in Garland.
Online condolences maybe sent through www.cartefh.com.