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Posted: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 12:00 am


Margaret Maxine Davis Smith, 61, of Asheboro, died Wednesday, October 6, 2010, at her residence.

Funeral services were held Oct. 9, at Mt. Calvary Independent Baptist Church with Pastor Neil Poole and Pastor Jeff Harmon officiating. Burial followed at Freeman’s Cemetery in Star.

Mrs. Smith was native of Montgomery County, born  to the late John Dossie Davis and Mary Margaret Moore Davis. She was a member Mt. Calvary Independent Baptist Church and had worked at the Whynot General Store.

Survivors include her son, Nathan Smithof the home; daughters, Lisa Bowland of Franklinville, Tina Maness of Seagrove; step-sons, Earl Smith of Randleman, Terry Smith of Randleman; step-daughters, Crystal Maness of Asheboro, Anita Ross of Randleman, Pam Cox of Wilmington; sisters, Angelee Davis, Maudie Davis, Betty Williams, Virginia Brower, all of Eagle Springs; brother, Ronnie Smith, of Carthage; 18 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Mt. Calvary Independent Baptist Church, Sunday School Building Fund, 1206 Oakland Avenue, Asheboro, NC 27203.


Emma Atkins Bristow, 82, of Troy, died Monday, October 4, 2010 at her home.

 Funeral services were held Oct. 7 at Long Hill Baptist Church, with Pastor Larry Beaver, Pastor Clyde Allen and Phillip Beaman officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs.  Bristow was a native of Montgomery County, the daughter of James H. and Margaret Hill Atkins.  She was an active member of Long Hill Baptist Church and a former employee of Capelsie Mills, Inc. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carson Bristow.

Survivors include her children, Diane Beaman, Richard Bristow   and Tim Bristow, all of Troy, Cathy Bristow and Vicki Greene, both of Candor, Janet McElreath of New London, Tina Abernathy of Albemarle; sister, Ruby Williams of Troy; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Long Hill Baptist Church, 637 Capelsie Road, Candor, NC 27229.


Samantha Brooke Hussey, 18, of Biscoe, died Wednesday, October 6, 2010, in Troy.

Funeral services were held Oct. 9, at Faith Baptist Church with the Rev. Martin E. Davis and Dr. Don Davis officiating.  Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Ms. Husseey was a native of Montgomery County, a 2010 graduate of East Montgomery High School, and was a student at Montgomery Community College.  She was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, Jack Harris.

Survivors include her parents, Paul and Marie Hussey Jr. of the home; brother, Patrick Noah Hussey of the home; maternal grandmother, Joyce Fang and husband, Oscar, of Claudville, VA; paternal grandparents, Paul and Thelma Hussey Sr. of Biscoe.

Memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church, 2216 Candor-Troy Road, Candor, NC 27229.


Hazel Cagle Smith, 83, of Denton died Monday, October 4, 2010, at Thomasville Medical Center.

Funeral services were held Oct. 7, at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Charles Moses and the Rev. Claudie Harrison officiating. Interment followed at Mountain View Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Smith was a native of Montgomery County, born to Raleigh Cagle and Donnie Poole Cagle. She was retired from Burlington Industries Denton Plant after 16 years and later she enjoyed caring for and staying with the elderly. Her husband, Garland D. Smith, preceded her in death.

Survivors include sons, Hershel “Greg” Smith, Mark Smith, and Todd Smith, all of Denton; daughter, Judy Vega of Libertyville, IL; six grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Mountain Vista Health Park, P.O. Box 1547, Denton, NC 27239.


Gary Michael Morris, 57, of Troy, died Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Moore Regional Hopsital.

No funeral services are scheduled.

Mr. Morris was a native of Montgomery County, born to the late Joseph Cicero Morris and Virginia Marie Correll Morris.

Survivors include daughter Julie of Albemarle; brother, Bill Morris of Medina, Ohio.


Jesse Roger Houser, 66, of Star, died Saturday, October 9, 2010 at FirstHealth Moore Regional.

A graveside service with military rites was held Oct. 11 at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Clyde Comer officiating.

Mr. Houser was a veteran of the U. S. Army. 

Survivors include son, Jesse Scott Houser of Ramseur;  brothers, Jesse James Houser of Star, Gary Houser, Woodrow Houser and Arlen Houser, all of Hickory, Earl Houser of Collins, AL; sisters, Linda Blackburn of Winston Salem, Bernice Goins of Hickory, Marie Hale of High Point, Barbara Jean Dunn of Troy, Kay Frances.


Terry Thompson, 61, of Albemarle, died Saturday, October 9, 2010 at his residence.

A memorial service was held at Oct. 12, in the Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Norwood.  Rev. Joe Smith and Rev. Rick Miller officiated.

Mr. Thompson was a native of Montgomery County, the son of the late Levi and Olive Bailey Thompson.  He was a retired route salesman with Merita and a member of Wadeville Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife Kay Caudle Thompson of the home; son, Terry Benton Thompson of Norwood; brother, Leroy Thompson of Troy; sister, Becky Dunn of Mt. Gilead; nine grandchildren, give great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Stanly County, 929 North First Street, Albemarle, NC  28001.


Libby Chrisco Cook, 60, of Star, died Monday, October 11, 2010, in Biscoe.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Oct. 13, at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. W. A.  Seawell, Jr. officiating.

Ms. Cook was a native of Montgomery County, born to Elmer H. and Pearl Freeman Chrisco.  She was a CNA at Sandy Ridge Assisted Living. 

Survivors include her daughter, Melisa Loflin of the home; sisters, Elwanda “Wanda” Rabon of Thomasville, Barbara Zaremski of  Dunmore, PA, Linda Brock and Brenda Mabe, both of Troy; two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215.


Emilio Estanislao Parra, 85, of Biscoe, died Sunday, October 10, 2010 at Randolph Hospital.

 Funeral service will be held in Mexico.

Mr. Parra was a native of Mexico, born to Franciso Parra and Josefa Campozano Parra. He was a Farmer.

Survivors include his wife, Francisca Hernandez Parra; daughters, Maria Jaimes, Adela Parra, Elodia Parra, Zenaida Zavala, Modesta Rojas, Amalia Parra, and Lucia Parra.