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sillsMr. Michael Bryant Sills, 56, of Dunn died Friday afternoon at Cape Fear Valley Hospital. He was born in Frankfort, Germany on July 26, 1957 to the late Ellis and Lois Sills.

A funeral service will be held Monday at 3 p.m. at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home by Rev. Sherrill Pope. Burial will follow in the Sills Family Cemetery.

He is survived by two daughters, Felicia Sills of Roseboro, Leslie S. Raynor and husband George of Shallotte, a brother, Franklin Sills of Dunn, two sisters, Pam S. Tew and husband Marty, Ruby S. Stancil and husband Richard all of Dunn and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Monday from 2 to 3 p.m. at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home.



Erwin, NC

duqMr. Benny Ray Duquette, 70, of Erwin died Friday night at Betsy Johnson Regional Hospital. He was born January 23, 1944 in Harnett County, son of the late Harry Edward and Elva Bass Duquette.

Mr. Duquette worked for Coats Distributors, Malone & Hyde Distributing, and S & J Distributors. He attended Pleasant Grove Free Will Baptist Church.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11:00 A.M. in the chapel of Cromartie-Miller & Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerome Pope officiating. Burial will follow in Erwin Memorial Park.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Johnson Duquette, three sons, Dwayne Duquette and wife Joy of Pittsboro, Timmy Duquette and wife Julie of Fuquay-Varina and BarryDuquette and wife Renee of Benson, three sisters, Gracie Jones and husband Jimmy of Dunn, Phyllis Daniels and Sherry DuQuette both of Godwin, and five grandchildren, Dylan, Kayla, Lilli, Skylar and Joe Duquette.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at Cromartie-Miller & Lee Funeral Home and other times at the home.



Monday, February 03
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM    

Cromartie Miller & Lee Funeral Home
401 West Cumberland St.
Dunn, NC 28334


Tuesday, February 04
11:00 AM    

Cromartie Miller & Lee Funeral Home
401 West Cumberland St.
Dunn, NC 28334


Bernice L. Thomas

April 04, 1929 – February 01, 2014

Mr. Bernice Lee Thomas, 84,of McLean Chapel Church Rd, Bunnlevel, NC, died on Saturday, February 1, 2014, at his residence.


Delores Zimmerman

February 24, 1940 – January 31, 2014

zimmermanDelores “Dee” Zimmerman, 73, of Cameron, went home to be with her family and friends on Friday, January 31, 2014.

Born in Marshall Co. Indiana, Dee was the daughter of the late Wilbur and Susie Bradley. She was preceded in death by two children, Bobby and Robin Beauchamp; and three brothers, Delmas, Paul and Rocky Bradley.

Dee was a member of the American Legion. She was a caring person who always thought of others first. She loved to read and loved nature.

Dee is survived by her husband of 22 years, Don Zimmerman; a daughter, Lynda Mottinger of Lillington, a step-daughter, Dawn White and husband Russell of Indiana; 2 step-sons, Donald Zimmerman and Richand Zimmerman and wife Sue both of Indiana; 3 brothers, Allen Bradley of Michigan, Eddie Bradley and wife Linda of Michigan and Bernard Bradley and wife Karen of Indiana; 3 grandchildren, Daleena Fortner and husband Tim of Cameron, Tonya Wagers of Southern Pines, Tabatha Villalpando and husband Paco of Graham; 5 step-grandchildren, Courtney White, Shandel Bartoli and husband Dan, Alisha White, Duke Zimmerman and Drew Zimmerman all of Indiana; 6 great-grand children; and nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 7:00 P.M. Monday February 3, 2014 at O’Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home & Crematory Chapel. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption, P.O. Box 2642, Sanford NC 27331-2642


Thomas Devon Deans
Feb 1, 2014

Thomas D. Deans, 62, passed away after a brief illness. Thomas is owner of Tri-State Tire in Benson, where he met many friends. There will be a Funeral service at 11:00 AM Wednesday Feb. 5, 2014 at the Temple of Pentecost Church on Lake Wheeler Rd. Raleigh. Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park.
Thomas was preceded in death by his father, Shelton Deans. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sandra Honeycutt Deans; mother, Agnes Strickland Deans ; daughter, Amy Deans Lawson and husband Steven; sons, Brent Allen Deans and Joshua Thomas Deans and wife Tiffany; brother, Dewayne Deans and wife Peggy and seven grandchildren.

The family will receive friends and relatives Tuesday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner.

Mr. William Johnson, Jr.

January 31, 2014

Mr. William Johnson, Jr., 65, of 933 Red Hill Church Road, Dunn, passed away Friday, January 31, 2014. The arrangements are incomplete at this time.


Ms. Annie Pearl McKoy

January 31, 2014

Ms. Annie Pearl McKoy, 61, of 100 Debbie Lane, Angier, passed away Friday, January 31, 2014. The arrangements are incomplete at this time



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