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Hamlet High School 
Class of 1960

From: Roberta Butler [] July 30, 2020

We have another death in our class, Peggy Clark.  Thanks to Lynn who sent me this obit. You may send condolences to her home at 1152 Boyd Lake Road, Hamlet, NC 28345. 

Also, Yvonne Wilson is in room 206 at First Health, Rockingham, 910-417-3000 if you would like to call her. She is having trouble with her diabetic levels.

Also, please dont forget to send donations to our Memorial Fund. Checks made out to me at 124 Battley Dairy Road. Hamlet.
Be safe and well. Praying for all our classmates and their families.



Obituary for Peggy Clark Grainger

Peggy Clark Grainger, 78, of Boyd Lake Road, Hamlet, passed away, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at her residence.

She was born in Richmond County, May 17, 1942, daughter of Lester Barnes Clark, Sr. and Ella Louise Britt Clark.

Mrs. Grainger worked previously at Sara –Lee Hosiery.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Larry Edward Grainger; and a son, Steven Patrick Grainger
Survivors include her daughter, Kelly Carter (Donald) of the home; son, Michael Larry Grainger of Hamlet; brother, Lester B. Clark, Jr. of Holden Beach; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

All Services will be private.




From: Roberta Butler [] May 5, 2020

MIchael Hendrick died May 2. You may want to send a card to his brother at Phyllis Hendrick's address. Her address is 2404 West Yacht Drive, Oak Island, NC 28465.  We send our sympathy to his family.


From: Roberta Butler [] March 4, 2020
Jimmy Rachels died last night March 3. Visitation will be Monday from 5-7 at Boles Funeral Home in Pinehurst (off #5).  Funeral will be Tuesday at 4:00 at First Baptist Church in Pinehurst (OFF 211). A row for the class will be reserved.  So let Yvonne know if you plan to attend.  Jimmy was born March 27, 1942 and died March 3, 2020.

From: Roberta Butler []
David Milson died February 19, 2020. 
The arrangements for David Millson: Funeral at Watson-King Funeral Home, 100 Cheraw Road, Hamlet, at 2:00 Saturday, February 22. Visitation from 12:30 until 2:00. Funeral at Richmond Memorial Park with military honors. Memorials may be sent to Hospice or Oxford Orphanage.

From: Roberta Butler []
Sent: Sunday May 7, 2018
Subject: death

Mickey Hancock Nowell passed away this morning. She had so many problems but she was a fighter to the end. Will let you know arrangements when I receive them. Heartbreaking!!

Funeral arrangements have been made for Mickey.  Harrington Funeral Home & Crematory in Hamlet, NC will provide the arrangements. They are as follows: 

Service Provider:  Harrington Funeral Home
Address:  214 McDonald Avenue
City: Hamlet, NC  28345
Place of Service: All at Funeral Home Chapel 
Date of service:  May 9,  2018
Visitation:  2:00 PM
Service :  3:00 PM
Burial :  Richmond Memorial Park
Place :  Rockingham, NC

Obituary can be seen on Harrington Funeral Home web page.
Thanks for all your prayers and well wishes.

From: Roberta Butler []
Sent: Monday February 5, 2018
Subject: death

Bert Russ passed yesterday at home.  Visitation will be Tuesday, tomorrow, at Harrington's Funeral Home from 6-8.  The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 also at Harrington's.  Please attend if possible and the class will sit together.  We will miss Bert as he was always willing to help and had that smile on his face!

From: Roberta Butler []
Sent: Friday January 10, 2013
Subject: death

Daphne Zilonka died Wednesday. Memorial services will be held this coming Monday at 3:00 at First Baptist Church in Hamlet. Her sister Pat Craven lives at 306 Palm St. in Hamlet. We are sorry for her loss. fyi this makes 8 we have lost since last reunion.

From: Roberta Butler []
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 7:47 PM
Subject: death
Brenda harte smith died yesterday. memorial service will be Friday at Cordova Methodist church at 3pm. memorials may be made to church as well or to class of '60.. hope some class members will be there. brenda helped a lot with our reunions. remember family in your prayers.

From: Jane Clarke []
Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 5:49 PM


Please forgive me if you have heard already. My mother, Jane McEwen Clarke, passed this past Friday morning. Her services were today in Alaska. She was surrounded by family.

I am letting folks now who have communicated with her by way of her email account here.

God bless,
Craig Williams
Eldest son of Jane McEwen Clarke

From: Roberta Butler []
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 7:47 PM
Subject: death

Frank Wilson Andrews b. sept 8, 1941 and died May 20, 2012 was 70 years old. receiving was tonight and funeral will be tomorrow, wednesday, at 3:00 at Jefferson Freewill Baptist Church. gave a memorial in memory of Frank.

John Allyn Cortright, 69 of Pinebluff died Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at his home.

Mr. Cortright was born February 24, 1942 in Montclair, N.J. a son of the late John and Elizabeth Corning Cortright. He was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church. He was retired as Plant Manger of a mini-blind and shutter factory.

He is survived by his wife Yvonne McMenamin Cortright of the home, one son John Allyn Cortright III of Richmond Va. And one daughter Lee Cortright, two step-sons Patrick Baumgart and Hanns Baumgart both of Raleigh and one step-daughter Yvette Baumgart of Raleigh, and seven grand children.

A service to celebrate his life will be held 3:00 P.M. Saturday, January 7, 2012 at All Saints Episcopal Church with Father Harry Abernathy officiating. Inurnment will follow in the church columbarium.

The family will receive friends following the service in the church parish hall.

In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to be made to All Saints Episcopal Church P.O. Box 687 Hamlet N.C. 28345

October 10, 2011 From Nancy Pollard  Obituary for John Poole

John Morrison Poole

Mr. John Morrison Poole, 70, 210 Oakridge Church Road, Hamlet, died
on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, as a result of an automobile accident.

Mr. Poole was born Sept. 20, 1941, in Hamlet, son of Harry H. Poole and
Nell Jordan Poole.

He was a locomotive engineer for CXS with over 40 years of service.
John was a member of Outreach for Jesus and Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers. He loved his family, his church, train
memorabilia and his constant companions, his feline pets, Rowdy,
Woo-Woo and B.J.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at 2 p.m., one hour prior to
service, at Outreach for Jesus. At other times the family will receive
friends at home of Benja and Judy Burr, 109 Pinedale Drive, Pinelakes,

The Funeral will begin at 3 p.m. at Outreach for Jesus with Pastor Marvin Taylor officiating. Entombment will follow at Richmond Memorial Park.

He is preceded in death by his parents; step-son, Timothy Allen Gardner; and Aunt, Eunice P. Bruce.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Odom Poole of the home; daughters, Beth Poole Crouch and husband, Brad of Pinehurst and Connie Lynn Poole of the home; grandchildren, Katie J. and Bennett Crouch of
Pinehurst; brother, James “Jimbo” Poole and wife, Kim of Hamlet; nieces, Janelle and Ashley Pool of Hamlet; mother-in-law, Florine K. Odom of Rockingham; sister-in-laws, Judy O. Burr and husband, Benja of Rockingham and Jo Ann Burns and husband, Mike of Hamlet; brother in-laws, Henry Pete Odom, Jr. and wife Charlotte of Benton, Louisiana, Buddy Odom of Hamlet, Edward Odom of Rockingham and Michael Odom and wife, Debbie of Laurinburg; uncle, Herbert Bruce; nephew, Robert Bruce; nieces, Nora and Susan Bruce; and very special friends, David Gibson and Lynn Kiker.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the family or Outreach for Jesus, 440 Battley Dairy Road, Hamlet, N.C. 282345.

Harrington Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Poole Family.
Online condolences may be made    Paid Obituary


October 10, 2011 from Roberta Walker Butler
john poole died in a car accident early saturday morning [October 8, 2011]. they think he had a heart attack or a stroke that caused him to wreck his car.  funeral will be at Outreach for Jesus Church wednesday at 3:00 with visitation an hour before hand and entombment after funeral. wilson harrington is serving the family.

From: Roberta Butler []   August 02, 2011 9:29 AM
Subject: death
jeanne long died sunday. visitation is tonight at harrington funeral home from 6-8.  memorial service there tomorrow at 11 a.m. we are so sorry about jeanne. she made an effort to attend our 50th reunion and she looked so beautiful.

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From Nancy Pollard January 18, 2011 Obituary for Yvonne Wilson's husband:

Mr. David “Glenn” Graham, 71, Hamlet, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at First Health Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst. He was born Feb. 5, 1939, in Richmond County, son of Delmas Delphin Graham and Blanche Peele Graham.

Mr. Graham was retired from Alpha Plastics, was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and was a veteran of U.S. Army. He was a paratrooper in the Elite 82nd Airborne.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at Harrington Funeral Home, from 5 to 7 p.m.  Funeral service will be Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with Pastor John Pfisterer officiating. Burial will follow at Mary Love Cemetery, Hamlet.  He is preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Emogene Goins and Doris Singletary. Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Wilson Graham of the home; daughters, Angela Correll and husband, Larry, of Waxhaw, and Karen Stone and husband Ricky, of Rowland; grandchildren, Steven Stone and wife Sarah, Kyle Stone, Brooks Correll and Britton Correll; brothers, James “Bo” Graham and wife Gracie, of Hamlet, and Bill Graham and wife Gwen, of Georgia; sister, Edna Smith, of Hamlet; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made in Glenn’s memory to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 311 Marlboro Ave., Hamlet, NC 28345 or Richmond County Hospice, 1119 N. US Hwy.1, Rockingham, NC 28379.  Harrington Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Graham Family.  On line condolences may be made at 

From Roberta January 16, 2011    glenn, Yvonne's husband, passed away this ;morning.  Yvonne and family will receive at Harrington Funeral Home in Hamlet Tuesday from 5-7pm. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 at St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Hamlet. burial will be in Mary Love Cemetery afterwards.  Memorials may be made to St. Pauls Lutheran Church or to Hospice in Rockingham.  If anyone wishes to go in with me to send flowers please email or call me and let me know how much you are willing to give. Class does not give anything to the spouse of a class member. Thank you.

From Roberta for Bert Russ January 14, 2011  .Bert wanted me to send the class this email. "God has really blessed me health wise and what he has done for me, he will do for you." He appreciated all the cards, phone calls, and prayers that were said for him. 



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