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Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 11:30 am, Wed Jan 11, 2012.


Milton Lee Ward, 56,  of Troy, died Tuesday, February 16, 2010, at FirstHealth Moore Regional.

No services are planned at this time.

Mr. Ward was a native of Bloomington, Illinois and was a former hosiery mill fixer.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Herbert Ward and Imogene Dunn Houser.

Survivors include his brother, Tony Ward of Star; sisters, Shirley Ward McIntosh of Star, Mary Jo Ward of Troy, Shelia Parks of Norwood.


Rev. Robert L. Dennis, 83, of Troy, died Wednesday, February 17, 2010, at his residence.

Funeral services were held February 20, at Lomax Memorial Baptist Church, the Rev. Charles Lassiter, Rev. Gene Davis, and Robert Lisenby officiated.  Interment followed in the church cemetery with military honors.

Rev. Dennis was a native of Montgomery County and was a minister.  He has served several churches in the Montgomery and Moore County area.

Survivors include wife, Geraldine Farmer Dennis of the home; sons, Donald Dennis of Troy, Rocky Dennis of Albemarle; daughter, Kay Chappell of Troy;  brother, Bradley Dennis of Troy; half-sister, Nellie Dennis, of Troy; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild.


Ellie A. Morgan, 92,  of Eagle Springs, died Thursday, February 18, 2010, at his residence.

Funeral services were held February 21, at Robbins Bible Methodist Church, where he was a member,  the Rev. Earl Newton and Rev. Ben Stowe officiated.  Interment followed in Browns Chapel Christian Church.

Mr. Morgan was a native of Moore County, born to Joe Garner and Mattie Morgan and was a retired welder.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie A. Morgan, and son, Phil Morgan.

Survivors inlcude sons, Rodney Lee Morgan and Alan Kent Morgan, both of  Eagle Springs; daughter, Tobbie Emmons of Robbins; 11 grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.


Jean A. Watson, of Southern Pines, formerly of Winston-Salem, died Tuesday, February 16, 2010.

Miss Watson was a native of Greenwood, SC, born to the late Robert Allen Watson and Louise Taylor Watson. She was raised  in Pinehurst and graduated from the UNC Greensboro, where she also earned additional advanced degrees. She was a veteran elementary school teacher with the Montgomery and Forsyth County Schools. She later moved into school administration as an early childhood development specialist.

Survivors include her brother, R. Allen Watson of Raleigh; sister Dot Hanson of Batavia, Illinois.

Memorial may be made to the SJP Educational Fund, St. Joseph of the Pines, 100 Waters Drive, Southern Pines, NC 28387.


Esteban Jaimes Martinez, 36, of Biscoe died Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at FirstHealth Montgomery Memorial Hospital.

Funeral Mass was held February 19 at Our Lady of the Americas Catholic Church conducted by Father Ricardo Sanchez. Burial followed.

Mr. Martinez was a native of Mexico, born to Fidel Jaimes and Lorenza Martinez. He was a member of Our Lady of the Americas Catholic Church and worked as a upholster.

Survivors include wife, Rafela F. Campuzeno of the home; sons, Randhy Sanchez, Rudy Sanchez and Richard Jaimes, all of Biscoe; daughter, Jacqueline Jaimes of Biscoe; brothers, Jose, Augustin, Pablo, and Silvian Jaimes.


Floyd McMillan, 87, died Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at his residence.

Funeral services were held February 18 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Red Springs.  Burial followed at Alloway Cemetery with full military honors.

Mr. McMillan was a native of Robeson County, born to the late Harvey McMilland and Ruby Terry McMillan. He served in the US Army during WWII and the US National Guard as Company Commander in the Red Springs Unit.  Mr. McMillan was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church where he served on many committies.  He was Lay Person of the year with Trinity UMC.  Mr. McMillan was the owner and operator of Floyd’s Alignment Service in Red Springs and a local farmer in Robeson County.  He was also a member of the Red Springs Lions Club, where he was awarded the Lion of the Year four times. 

Survivors include his wife, Yvonne B. McMillan of Red Springs; sons, Michael F. McMillan of Ft. Mill, S.C., John J. McMillan of Red Springs, David S. McMillan of Charlotte, and Glenn P. McMillan of Fayetteville; daughters, Gena M. McLendon of Conyers, Ga., Carol M. Parsons of Troy; sister, Florine M. Quick of Dunn; 12 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 204 East 3rd Avenue, Red Springs, NC 28377.


Louise Clark Singleton, 76, of Biscoe, formerly of Troy,  died Friday, February 19, 2010 at Stanly Regional Medical Center, Albemarle.

The funeral was held February 21 at Forks of Little River Baptist Church, Rev. Bill Roy, Rev. Wayne Vuncannon and Rev. Clyde Comer, Jr.  officiated.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Singleton was a native of Montgomery County, the daughter of Junius Raymond and Gladys (Maness) Clark.  She was a graduate of Troy High School and attended King’s Business College of Greensboro.  She was a member of Forks of Little River Baptist Church where she served as church clerk, Sunday school teacher and in other various capacities.  She was a member of the Western Square Dance Club and assisted in raising funds for the Heart Association.  She was a former bookkeeper with 21 years of service at Central Lumber & Supply Co. and also a legal secretary.

Survivors include her husband, Eugene “Gene” Singleton of the home; sons, David Singleton of Greensboro, Tommy Singleton of Troy; sisters, Susan C. Huneycutt of Asheboro, Marie C. Blankenship of Mt. Gilead; brother, Junius R. “J.R.” Clark, Jr. of Troy; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Stanly County, 960 N. First St., Albemarle, NC 28001 or Baptist Children’s Homes of NC, 101 National Hwy, Thomasville, NC 27360


Don Reese Hall Sr., 74 of Mt. Gilead, died Saturday, February 20, 2010 at his home.

Funeral services were held February 22, at Bethel Baptist Church.  Rev. Jimmy Anderson officiated the service and burial followed in Sharon Cemetery.

Mr. Hall was a native of High Point. He was the son of the late E.P. and Mamie Seltz Hall and was retired owner and operator of European Auto Service in Raleigh.  He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Mt. Gilead and was a U.S. Navy Veteran.

Survivors include his wife Jean Milikin Hall of the home; son, Don Hall Jr. of Mt. Gilead; daughter, Cindy Riggan of Garner; two grandchildren.


Inez Reynolds Hamilton, 90, of Randolph Health and Rehabilitation Center, Asheboro, formerly of Troy, died Monday, February 22, 2010 at the center.

 The funeral will be February 24 at 2 p.m. at Troy Wesleyan Church, 842 Ophir Ave., Troy with Rev. James Brewer officiating.  Burial will be in Love Joy United Methodist Church Cemetery, Substation Road, Troy.

Mrs. Hamilton was a native of Montgomery County, the daughter of Newton and Annie (Morris) Reynolds.  She was a member of Troy Wesleyan Church, where she was a member of the Ladies Missionary Society Group and a Sunday School teacher. She was a former employee of Capel Rug Mill of Troy and the Brian Center of Asheboro.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Alcon Hamilton, son, Joseph Vaughn Hamilton and daughter, Ann H. Thompson.

Survivors include daughter, Lucy H Hall of Norman; sons, Rev. Ron Hamilton  of Asheboro, Allen Hamilton of Thomasville, Roger Hamilton of Norman; sister, Jeanette Russell of Troy; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Troy Wesleyan Church, 842 Ophir Ave., Troy, NC 27371.


Frances Robinson Gant, 85, formerly of Candor, died Sunday, February 21, 2010 at White Oak Manor in Rock Hill, SC. 

Funeral services will be February 25 at 2 p.m. at Candor UMC with Rev. Pat Sykes and Rev. David Wade officiating.  Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill UMC Cemetery.

Mrs. Gant was a native of Montgomery County, the daughter of Odell and Mamie Kellis Robinson.  She was a retired sales representative with Candor Hosiery Mill and was a graduate of Candor High School.  Mrs. Gant was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Preston Gant.

Survivors include daughter, Kaye Hamilton of York, SC; son, Jay Hamilton of Rock Hill, SC; sister, Inez Comer of Asheboro; brothers, Leroy Robinson of Charlotte and Hoyle Robinson of Orlando, FL; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice and Communtiy Care, P.O. Box 993, Rock Hill SC  29731.