Wednesday, September 22

Oleen Gallimore Pierce Dies

Oleene Gallimore Pierce, age 85, passed Monday September 20, 2010 at Mountain Vista Health Park in Denton. Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Friday, September 24 at Community Baptist Church in the Silver Valley Community; Rev. Brian Workman and Rev. Claudie Harrison officiating. Burial will follow in Walter's Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Born March 16, 1925 the daughter of the late Seaph Wood Gallimore and Mary Alice Snider Gallimore; preceded her in death on January 11, 2009 by her husband the Rev. Warren Pierce; brothers, Aster Gallimore, Rex Gallimore and Boyd Gallimore. Survived by four children, Zelda P. Willard of Floyd, Virginia, Brenda P. Wicker and husband Mack of Randleman, Phillip L. Pierce and wife Donna of Denton and Joy P. Leonard and husband Mark of Lexington; six grandchildren, Melanie W. Ratcliff and husband James, Allen Willard and wife Susan, Kelly Wicker and wife Tina, Stacy Wicker and wife Rosemary, Tony Pierce and Jeremy Wicker; five great-grandchildren, Ashley Willard, Rusty Moore, Nicholas Willard, Warren Ratcliff and Vernon Wicker, three brothers, James Lee Gallimore and wife Violet of Jasper, Alabama, Hosea Gallimore and friend Marie Myers of Denton and Doak Gallimore and wife Nancy of Thomasville, three sister-in-laws, Pauline Gallimore, Edith Gallimore and Bevilee Gallimore; two aunts, Avis Surratt and Mamie Schuler, one uncle, Paul Gallimore and wife Marjorie and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Monday, September 20

Earl Richard Hunt Passes

Earl Richard Hunt passed September 17, 2010. Funeral service was held today at Thomasville Funeral Home with burial at Mt. Pleasant Community Church Cemetery in Trinity. Born May 26, 1926 to the late Early Ray & Bessie Robbins Hunt, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Ronnie Hunt. Surviving: his wife Shirley Ann Hoover (m.July 25th 1954); three sons, Ricky Wayne Hunt, Roy Dale Hunt and Donald Ray Hunt Sr; two brothers, Raeford Hunt and Audrey, of Thomasville and Wayne Hunt of Silver Valley and two sisters, Patricia Johnson and Ralph of Thomasville and Rita Steed and Bob of Love Valley, NC; eleven grandchildren: Eric Hunt, Angela Baker and Joshua Hunt, all of Louisville, Kentucky. Crystal Hunt of Charlotte, Kim Hunt, Joe Grant and Roy Grant of Thomasville. Sherry Pauley, Tonya Hernandez, Donald Ray Hunt Jr of Thomasville and Jill Hoult of High Point NC. He had 16 great-grandchildren.

Monday, September 13

Good Works in Store for NC

A pilot program in place since 1997 has expanded that will certainly be an asset to everyone in North Carolina. The NC Vital Records Office has picked Guilford and Cumberland County to join Harnett County in offering services on it's new vital records system. How does benefit you? You can now walk into the Register of Deeds office and obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate, regardless of what county you were born in. This will save time and money by not having to travel to the county of your birth. Eventually all the counties in North Carolina will switch to the new system, however a specific date is not known. The new system also electronically logs all new births without having to go through the "snail mail" process from the hospital, the Department of Health, then to the Register of Deeds.

There are two drawbacks to the new system that has to be mentioned. One, the new system only allows people born in North Carolina to obtain a copy of their birth certificate. If you were born outside the state, the new system will not benefit you. Second, and possibly the most concerning, is the new system only allows people born on or after January 1, 1971 to obtain a copy of a birth certificate from any county. If you were born before this date, you need to visit your birth county to obtain a copy or apply for it by mail. Birth certificates are public record so anyone can get a copy, although it would not be certified. At this time, it's not known if any other records will be available such as marriage or death certificates.

So if you need a birth certificate and don't live near your birth county, travel to Guilford, Cumberland or Harnett County and save some time and energy...hopefully the rest of the counties will follow suit very soon!

Saturday, September 11

Frank Young Jr. Dies

Frank Adolphus "Bucky" Young Jr., 70, passed Friday, September 10, 2010, at Forsyth Medical Center A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Monday, September 13, 2010, at Beck's Lutheran Church Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne Knight officiating. Born June 29, 1940, in Davidson County, to Frank Adolphus Young Sr. and Pauline Beck Young. Surviving are his wife, Brenda Gibson Young of the home; sons, Tony Young and wife, Libby, of Wilmington, Edward Young and wife, Ann, Frankie Young and wife, Stephanie, all of Lexington, and Stevie Young of Holly Springs; and 10 grandchildren, Mary Beth, Haley, Austin, Katie, Kevin, David, Jordan, Noah, Ryder and Christopher.

Betty Gills Crotts Dies

Betty JoAnn Gills Crotts, age 75 passed Friday, September 10, 2010 in Hinkle Hospice House after a four month illness. A Memorial service will be held at a later date. Born June 3, 1935 in Princeton, WV to Robert Gills and Minnie Gills. Preceded in death by her parents and a half-brother, Eugene Jones. Surviving are her husband, Tony Wayne Crotts of the home, a brother, Louis Gills and wife, Betty, a half-brother, Junior Jones and wife, Betty all of West Virginia, two sisters, Shirley Evans, Doris Evans both of West Virginia and several Nieces and Nephews.