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Cynthia McMahanChapel Hill


Cynthia Whitfield Poe McMahan, age 69, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina left this world on June 11, 2024, surrounded by loving family and headed for The Rainbow Bridge. She was born on October 19, 1954, in Arkansas, but considered herself a native of Louisiana, having spent her early years there. She is preceded in death by her parents, Samuel Reyburn Poe Jr., and Joyce Goodwin Poe, and two brothers Michael Reyburn Poe and Thomas Randall Poe.She is descended from the Poe Family of Chatham...

Cynthia Whitfield Poe McMahan, age 69, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina left this world on June 11, 2024, surrounded by loving family and headed for The Rainbow Bridge. She was born on October 19,...

Charlie Brooks, Jr.Moncure


Charlie Franklin Brooks, Jr. age 83, of Moncure, died Monday, June 10, 2024, at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford.Charlie was born in Chatham County on January 19, 1941, to the late Charlie Franklin Brooks, Sr. and Pearl Mason Brooks. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Linda Brooks Kidd, and three sisters: Frances Williams, Hazel Dixon, and JoAnn Kirkman. Surviving relatives include his wife, Rachel Ogburn Brooks and two daughters, Amy Brooks of Moncure and...

Charlie Franklin Brooks, Jr. age 83, of Moncure, died Monday, June 10, 2024, at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford.Charlie was born in Chatham County on January 19, 1941, to the late Charlie...

Eugenia "Gene" ArthursPittsboro


Eugenia “Gene” Horton Arthurs, age 98, of Pittsboro, died Friday, June 7, 2024, at home.Gene was born in Chatham County on August 14, 1925, to the late John Vossie Horton and Cora Lee Farrar Horton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James “Jimmy” Warren Arthurs, one son, James Warren Arthurs, Jr., and two sisters, Ella Blaylock, and Margaret Leahy.Surviving relatives include her son, John Arthurs and Susan Nelson of Pittsboro, one granddaughter, Jenna...

Eugenia “Gene” Horton Arthurs, age 98, of Pittsboro, died Friday, June 7, 2024, at home.Gene was born in Chatham County on August 14, 1925, to the late John Vossie Horton and Cora...

Lorraine BeattyPittsboro


Lorraine Ruth Beatty, aged 94, passed away peacefully on June 5, 2024, at Pittsboro Christian Village in Pittsboro, NC. She was born on January 4, 1930, in Springfield, Illinois to Lawrence and Ruth Cantrall.Lorraine was a 1947 graduate of Lanphier High School in Springfield, Illinois and attended Emmaus Bible College in Chicago, Illinois. She married James Beatty on January 22, 1961, in Springfield, Illinois.In addition to raising her three children, Lorraine worked in...

Lorraine Ruth Beatty, aged 94, passed away peacefully on June 5, 2024, at Pittsboro Christian Village in Pittsboro, NC. She was born on January 4, 1930, in Springfield, Illinois to Lawrence...

Constance MichelChapel Hill


Constance Louise Michel, age 90, passed away on June 2, 2024, in Chapel Hill, NC. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of Arthur Wallace George and Lillian Rose Mark George. She graduated from the Patrick Lyndon Elementary School in West Roxbury, MA, and was selected to attend Girls' Latin School in Boston, where she graduated in 1951. She then graduated from Wellesley College, class of 1955. A scholarship from the American Society of Women Geographers took her to New York to pursue a...

Constance Louise Michel, age 90, passed away on June 2, 2024, in Chapel Hill, NC. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of Arthur Wallace George and Lillian Rose Mark George. She graduated from the...

Lindsay JohnsonCarrboro


Lindsay Kirk Johnson, 42, of Carrboro, NC, died peacefully early Friday morning, May 31, 2024, surrounded by her family and the loving care of UNC Hospice of Pittsboro, NC.Lindsay was born on Thursday, August 6, 1981, in Dalton, GA. She graduated from Williams High School in Burlington, NC in 2000, where she loved & excelled in soccer. She also attended Western Carolina University & Alamance Community College.After completing her degree in Early Education, she followed her...

Lindsay Kirk Johnson, 42, of Carrboro, NC, died peacefully early Friday morning, May 31, 2024, surrounded by her family and the loving care of UNC Hospice of Pittsboro, NC.Lindsay was born on...

Randy SuitsChapel Hill


Randy Alan Suits, age 54, of Chapel Hill, NC, passed away on May 29, 2024. He was born on March 12, 1970 in Virginia and spent most of his life in Chapel Hill, NC.Randy was a beloved father survived by his children, Tiegan Dawn Suits Soria, her husband Carlos Soria, Gavin Suits, his wife Monica Suits, his mother, Judith A Suits, her partner Bob Mathena, brother Caleb R Brewster, sister Regina Dawn Suits Farmer, nephew Brandon Allen Smith, niece Megan Rene Smith, and several great...

Randy Alan Suits, age 54, of Chapel Hill, NC, passed away on May 29, 2024. He was born on March 12, 1970 in Virginia and spent most of his life in Chapel Hill, NC.Randy was a beloved...

George EastPittsboro


George Washington East Jr. “Buddy” was born in Portsmouth, VA in June of 1943 where he grew up with two sisters Betty Sue and Gloria, his mom Sue and WWII Navy veteran father George Washington East, Sr. Buddy wasn’t keen on his given name so his grandfather called him “my little buddy” and his family called him Buddy from then on. Buddy met Bette Parker in Sunday School when they were children. They were sweethearts until they married in March of...

George Washington East Jr. “Buddy” was born in Portsmouth, VA in June of 1943 where he grew up with two sisters Betty Sue and Gloria, his mom Sue and WWII Navy veteran father George...

Irvin LeGay IIIPittsboro


Irvin Russell LeGay III, age 85, died Sunday, May 19, 2024, at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC. He was born in Lebanon, Pennsylvania on August 25, 1938, son of the late Irvin RussellLeGay Jr. and Elsie Weikel LeGay.Irv leaves behind to cherish his memory; his loving wife of 65 years, Sandra Kresge LeGay; son, Jeffrey Scott LeGay, daughter-in-law, Janet Clark LeGay, daughter, Laura Christine Messenger, son-in-law, Jon Carleton Messenger; grandson, Douglas Scott LeGay and friend Caroline Day....

Irvin Russell LeGay III, age 85, died Sunday, May 19, 2024, at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC. He was born in Lebanon, Pennsylvania on August 25, 1938, son of the late Irvin RussellLeGay Jr. and...

Gianni JonesPittsboro


Gianni Lamar Jones, 17, passed away on May 18th, 2024. He was born in Durham County on July 17th, 2006, to Taylor Jones and Marcus McNeill of Fayetteville, North Carolina.He is survived by his mother, father, sister Mah'Kya ,brothers Malaki and Marcus Jr, grandparents Andrea and Sherman Jones and Godmother Jennifer Morton.The family will receive friends Saturday, June 1, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory Griffin Chapel in Pittsboro, NC.Gianni was a...

Gianni Lamar Jones, 17, passed away on May 18th, 2024. He was born in Durham County on July 17th, 2006, to Taylor Jones and Marcus McNeill of Fayetteville, North Carolina.He is survived by his...

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