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Obituaries are alphabetized by Surnames.

Locklear families--Locklear, Mary Lois--Locklear, Mack-




Locklear, Mrs. Mary Lois

B.June 29, 1939; D. September 24, 1985

Services: Prospect United Methodist Church, Maxton, NC

Interment: Church Cemetery


She is survived by her husband:  Halbert Locklear of the home. Three sons:  Gregory Locklear, M.D., Brent Locklear of Greensboro, NC and Robgie Locklear of the home.  One daughter, Abby L. Hunt of Rt. 3, Maxton, NC, One grandson, Dannien Hunt.  Mother-in-law, Nancy L. Locklear.


Locklear, Mrs. Mildred Elizabeth

B. December 13, 1918; Washington, DC ; D. July 8, 1995, Fairfax Hospital, Va.

Services: Fairfax United Methodist Church, Fairfax, Va.

Interment:  Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Maryland


Betty was a loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother and a cherished friend to many.  She leaves her husband, Roscoe Locklear of Falls Church, Va., two daughters; Dianne Locklear of Fairfax, Va. And Sandra Locklear Brown of Oxon Hill, Maryland, son-in-law Louis F. Brown and a grandson, “Scooter”(the light of her life).


Locklear, Mrs. Pattie H.

B. September 16, 1900; D. April 13, 1972

Services:  Pembroke Gospel Chapel, Pembroke, NC

Interment: Preston Cemetery


Her parents were Mr. Levi  Hunt and Mrs. Nancy Bell Hunt.  She leaves her husband, Mr. Luther H. Locklear, three sons:  Samuel R. Locklear, Sr., Larry Jones, Alvin Mercer; two daughters; Mrs. Ophelia Thomas and Mrs. James Wadford.  Also, 13 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.


Locklear, Mr. R.J.

B.  October 24, 1925 ; D. 1981

Services:  Harper’s Ferry Baptist Church

Interment: Family Cemetery


He is survived by his wife, Barbara; four sons:  Alan of Pembroke, NC, Lt. Keith of Kingsville, Texas, Keenan E. of Raleigh and Alex of the home; four sisters: Mrs. Evelyn Cummings of Pembroke, NC, Mrs. Sussie Davis and Mrs. Cora Dale Homan of Va., Mrs. Mary Dorothy Maynor of Maryland; three brothers: Paul and Sturgeon of Pembroke and Calvin B. of New York.



Locklear, Mrs. Renyce, age 56 of Route 3, Maxton, NC

D. January 22, 1995

Services:  Prospect United Methodist Church, Maxton, NC

Interment: Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery


She was the daughter of the late Mr. Charlie Justin (Juddie) and Mary Frances Maynor of Pembroke.  She was the wife of Mr. Carmel Locklear for 29 years and they lived in the Prospect Community.  She also leaves one daughter, Mrs. Nancy Lee Locklear Elk of Anoka, Minnesota.  Four sons, Dr.  Ronald C. Locklear of Pembroke, Mark Todd Locklear, Jason Paul Locklear and Carmell Locklear, Jr., all of the home.  One sister, Mrs. Wanda carter of Charlotte, NC, two brothers, Dr. Gerald D. Maynor and Mr. Kenneth Ray Maynor, both of Pembroke.  Five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Several nieces, nephews relatives and a host of friends.


Locklear, Mr. Roscoe

B. June 26, 1925; D. July 15, 2004

Services: Fairfax United Methodist Church, Fairfax, Va.

Interment: Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Maryland


Roscoe was next to the youngest of eleven children born to James and Lucinda Locklear in Lumberton, NC.  He married his wife, Mildred Elizabeth “Betty” Weisgerber, on Thanksgiving Day, 1949 and they became the parents of two girls.  He leaves his daughters, Dianne Locklear of Fairfax, Va. And Sandra Locklear Brown of Oxon Hill, Maryland; son-in-law Louis F. Brown; granddaughter Savella Myers; grandsons Louis F. Brown, II and Issac “Scooter” Roscoe Brown (his little man); great-granddaughter Briana Brown, and great-grandsons Louis F. Brown, III and A.J. Myers.  He is also survived by a dear friend, Anne Marine and many other family members and friends who will miss





I first met Roscoe when I was 21/2, and he was only a few hours old.  It was dislike at first sight.  Here was this little boy taking my place as the baby of the family.


He didn’t have a middle name as is usual in the South, but he did acquire many nicknames.  Recently, in the hospital, I wasn’t sure he knew me.  I called him by one of his least favorite nicknames.  He immediately corrected me on the pronunciation of it.


As we grew older and played together, I learned not to be jealous of him – not easy, because everybody fussed over his soft blondish curls and big blue eyes.  Anyway, he was no longer the baby.  We now had a baby sister, Lucille.


Living in the country as we did it was not possible to get to Sunday school  often, however, our mother taught us well and read the Bible to us.  John 3:16 was a favorite of hers and became ours as well.


Our parents died when we were teenagers.  Roscoe and I had to work together doing farm chores, cooking, and other household things.  At that time boys and men didn’t do the cooking and “girl’s work”.  Roscoe was helpful though.  One day he made a delicious, many layered chocolate cake.  It was made clear to me, that I would suffer the pain of death if I told his buddies about this.  As many of us know, with a little provocation, he could show a temper.  Roscoe’s learning to cook, when were kids, served him well as a cook in the Philippines preparing “gourmet” meals for hungry, “grateful” soldiers during WWII.


Roscoe’s wife, Betty, was my good friend who I met at church after I moved to Washington, DC.  After his stint in the service, Roscoe came to visit me.  It was there at my apartment that he met Betty and their marriage and two beautiful daughters soon followed.


Roscoe was a master story teller.  He was always the life of the party.  At one time, as adults, we had a moveable house party with about a half dozen families.  We met at a home, had dinner and fun and games.  Roscoe held center stage with people laughing and rolling on the floor.  Invited guests would call ahead to be sure that Roscoe would be there.


As a baby, Roscoe had pneumonia three times, which weakens the heart.  On one occasion, our mother prayed him back to life.  In his forties, he had a heart attack.  Later, there was by-pass surgery followed by many other surgeries.  He survived them and came out fighting.  He had a weak heart, but a strong will.  His heart was strong enough to hold all his many, many friends, his siblings and their offspring, his wife, daughters and adopted family, his grandson, Isaac Roscoe, the “apple of his eye”, and his special friend, Annie, who kept him company through  long otherwise lonely hours.


Today we celebrate Roscoe’s life as his soul has been “promoted to Glory”.  He is receiving the real meaning of John 3:16.  For God so loved the World that he gave his only Son that whoever believes in him will have everlasting life.jjj


His father’s parents and some of his father’s siblings are as follows:  Timothy Locklear, grandfather, B. December 1841; Grandmother, Eliza Dial Locklear, B. January, 1844.  Their children: Aggie M., B. Dec. 1869; James (Rosco’s father), B. Feb. 1877; William, B. Nov., 1862; Luther Locklear, Timothy’s grandson, B. July, 1896.  Farm is rented.  Both he and his wife can read and write.  Aggie has one child living.


Roscoe’s grand parents and their children on his mother’s side of the family.

Grandfather: Frank Sweet, born Jan. 1854 in SC

Grandmother:  Mag, born April 1852 in SC

Eli, son, born August 1874 in SC

Malinda, daughter, born Oct. 1878 in SC

John, son, born March , 1881 in SC

Martha, daughter, born  March , 1883, born in SC

Lucinda, daughter, Sept., born 1886 in SC (Roscoe’s mother)

Rufus, son, born June, 1889 in SC

Leonard, son, born July, 1892 in SC

Tom, son, born April 1898 in NC

This information came from the 1900 Indian Population census from Robeson County, NC.  After this census there was one more child born in NC, Maggie.




Locklear, Mr. Roy Lee

B. November 7, 1919; D. August 4, 2000

Services: New Hope Church

Interment: Sandcutt Cemetery


Locklear, Mrs. Sally May, age 72

D. May 22,1979

Services:  Pembroke Gospel Chapel

Interment: Lumbee Memorial Gardens


Mrs. Locklear is survived by two sons:  Claudie and Sanford Locklear both of Pembroke, NC; two daughters:  Mrs. Mary Edge of Memphis, Tenn.; and Mrs. Strawdie Howe of Pembroke, NC; one brother: Thurman Locklear of Pembroke, NC; one sister: Mrs. Ophelia Thomas of Cleveland, Ohio; 8 grandchildren: 7 great grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.


Locklear, Mrs. Savannah Jacobs, age 95, of Lumberton, NC

B. March 15, 1914; D. January 24, 2010

Services: Revels Funeral Home, Lumberton, NC

Interment: Mount Olive Baptist Church Cemetery


Her parents were the late Warren and Elleree Oxendine Jacobs.  She was married to the late Horace Locklear, Sr. for 49 years.  She leaves behind Jeannie D. Hunt, Doris and Wilson Chavis of Pembroke, NC, Sylvia and Henry Locklear, David and Patrissee Locklear of Lumberton, NC, Helen Oxendine of the home.  Tommy Edward and Helen Strickland of Raeford, NC, Clara and Harry Hunt of Colorado Springs, Colo., Horace Jr. and Quessie of Fairmont, NC, Betty Faye Brewington of South Gare, Michigan.  Mrs. Savannah was preceded in death by her sons: James Wallace, twins; Crayton and Layton.  Her sisters; Lula Mae Hunt, Mary Ann Locklear, Elleree Sampson and her brother Taft Jacobs.


Her grandchildren:  Larry Dean, Abby Gail, Christy Subeth, Selene, Kimberly and Trish Locklear, LaDeanna Flowers, Carla Monds, Shane Brewington, Thomas Samuel Musselwhite and Connie Graham.  Seventeen Great-Grandchildren, and nine Great-Great-Grandchildren and a special niece Flowers Hunt.




Locklear, Mrs. Susie A.

B. February 2, 1901; D. 1983

Services:  Willard’s Chapel Assembly of God Church, Rowland, NC

Interment: Church Cemetery


She was the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. French R. Lowry.  She married John L. Locklear and they had twelve children: Charles Locklear of Fayetteville, Mae Heuser of New Bern, Myrtle L. Lowry of Rowland, John Bracey Locklear of Mt. Clemmons, MI., Margie Locklear of Red Springs, Lois Doran of Havelock, Glenn R. Locklear of Washington, DC. Debra Brewer of Rowland, John L. Locklear, Jr., of Maxton, James A. Locklear of Warren, MI. Gladys Fitzjohn of Havelock and Janet Locklear of Shannon; three brothers, Jesse Lowry of Germany, Graham Lowry of Rowland and Talmadge Lowry of Maxton; sixty-four grandchildren and fifty-three great-grandchildren. And four sisters; Annie Pearl Jacobs of Pembroke, Bertha Lee Lucas of Laurinburg, Rosa Lee Raines of Fayetteville and clover Lee Hunt of Rowland, and a host of relatives and friends.


Locklear Sr., Mr. Thurman, age 86

  1. January 4, 1909; D. October 13, 1995

Services: Harpers Ferry Baptist Church

Interment: Lumbee Memorial Gardens


Mr. Locklear is survived by four daughters:  Ms. Hazel Hunt, Mrs. Helen Smith both of Pembroke, NC, Mrs. Mary Lois Callahan of St. Pauls and Mrs. Connie Jane Lockear of Huntsville, Al. four sons; Mr. Stacy Locklear,  Mr. James Arnold Locklear, Mr. William Locklear and Joseph Locklear all of Pembroke, NC.  A niece:  Ms. Mary Delia Edge of Haines City, Fl., a nephew: Mr. Sanford Locklear of Pembroke, nineteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his wife; Mrs. Velma Locklear; a daughter:  Ms. Alice Delia Locklear and a son:  Mr. Thurman Locklear, Jr.


Locklear Jr., Thurman, age 33

D. January 30, 1982

Services:  Pembroke Gospel Chapel

Interment:  Lumbee Memorial Gardens


He is survived by his father; Mr. Thurman Locklear of Pembroke, NC, four brothers; Mr. Stacy Locklear, Mr. James Arnold Locklear, Mr. William Locklear and Mr. Joseph Locklear all of Pembroke, four sisters; Ms. Hazel Hunt and Ms. Helen Smith of Pembroke, Ms. Mary Lois Callahan of St. Pauls and Ms. Connie Locklear of Huntsville, Alabama.


Locklear, Mr. Wallace , age 94

  1. September 10, 1917;  D.  June 4, 2012

Services:  Springfield Baptist Church  184 North Norwinden Dr. Springfield, Pa 19064

Interment:  Edgewood Memorial Park, 325 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, Pa 19342

Luncheon: Concordville Inn, 780 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, PA, 19342


Wally Locklear, 94, resident of Lima Estates in Media.  He formerly lived with his family in Springfield.  Wally passed into the savior’s presence on Monday, June 4th at his home in Lima Estates.  He was born in Lumberton, NC.  He was a 20-year Navy veteran who served in WWII and in the Korean conflict, achieving the rank of Chief Petty Officer (E7).  Mr. Locklear served on the aircraft carrier, the USS Wasp which sank during the battle of Guadalcanal.  Wally survived several hours in the ocean before being rescued.  After his military retirement he was employed at Norristown State Hospital as Department head for heating and cooling until he, once again, retired.


Mr. Locklear was a long-time member and Trustee of Springfield Baptist Church and a member of the Masons.  Mr. Locklear enjoyed hunting and was a member of the Havertown Gun Club for many years.  He liked working with his hands and enjoyed the company of family and friends.  Mr. Locklear was pre-deceased by his loving wife Lois (Ransom) Locklear.  Wally is survived by his daughter Laura  DuBois, her husband Bill and children Courtney and Bill Jr.  Also, his sisters Margaret Lerner and Dolly Lowry; and many nieces and nephews.



Locklear, Rev. Willie Edward, age 45 died at Duke Medical Center Durham, NC

 D. 1993

Services:  Faith Baptist Church, Rt. 3, Rowland, NC

Interment: Lumbee Memorial Gardens


He is survived by his parents, Rev. and Mrs. Jefferson Davis Locklear of Pembroke, NC, his wife, Mrs. Joan C. Locklear of Pembroke, five sons, Mr. William Carter of Charlotte, NC, Mr. Larry Chavis, Mr. Brandon Locklear, Mr. Corey Locklear and Mr. Lael Locklear, all of Pembroke.  Two daughters, Ms. Axier-di Locklear and Ms. Joclyn Locklear, both of Pembroke.  Two brothers, Mr. James H. Locklear of Pembroke and Mr. David G. Locklear of Chesapeake, Va.  Three sisters, Ms. Sarah R. Brewer of Rt. 1, Shannon, NC, Ms. Brenda Newkirk of Kernersville, NC and Ms. Carolyn Pike of McLeansville, NC and a host of relatives and friends.


Locklear, Mr. Willie Sanford, age 74 of 9840 Deep Branch Road, Pembroke, NC

B. August 14, 1923 ; D. March 1, 1998

Services:  Harper’s Ferry Baptist Church, Pembroke, NC

Interment: Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery


He was the son of Mr. Loy and Mrs. Flarie Bell Locklear.  Mr. Locklear is survived by his loving wife of 46 years; Mrs. Vernon Hazel Locklear of the home.  One son:  Mr. Ellery Lee Locklear of the home.  Five daughters:  Mrs. Joanne L. Trogdon of Youngsville, NC, Ms. Helaine Kaye Locklear and Miss Amy Lynne Locklear both of the home, Ms. Danelle Locklear and Ms. Amelia C. Locklear both of Pembroke.  One brother: Mr. Cecil B. Locklear of Lumberton, NC.  One sister:  Mrs. Adelaide Boughman of Morganton, NC, and a host of relatives and friends.


Locklear, Mr. Winford Mike (“Mack”)  age 78 of Fairmont, NC./died in St. Eugene Hopital in Dillon, S.C.


Mr. Locklear was a farmer.  He left to cherish precious memories his wife, Mrs. Beulah Brooks Locklear of the home; seven sons, Winford Locklear Jr., Jerry Locklear, Charlie Locklear, Robert Locklear, James Locklear, Lee Locklear and Billy Locklear, all of Fairmont, N,C.  Also three daughters Cathy Hammonds of Lumberton, N.C., Shirley Mae Locklear of Fairmont, N.C. ; and Mary Margaret Oxendine of Fairmont, N.C.; two sisters, Mossie Locklear of Pembroke, N.C. and Lucrate Locklear of Maxton; 16 grandchildren; 16  great grandchildren.


Love, Mrs. Paulette Lowry, age 50 of Harry West Lane, Pembroke, NC died at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville, NC

B.  October 31, 1947; D. August 3, 1998

Services:  First United Methodist Church, Pembroke, NC

Interment: Lumbee Memorial Gardens


Her parents were Cliff and Myrtle Locklear Lowry.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, Adam Warren Love, Jr., her husband of 22 years and her children Emily Autumn, age 19, and Allison Rene’, age 16, her mother, Mrs. Myrtle L. Woodell; six sisters, Coleen L. Brooks, Jennifer L. Stubbs, Zoe W. Locklear, Lisa W. Chavis, Florita W. Lowry, and Miranda W. Harris; her father-and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Adam Warren Love, Sr.; one sister-in-law, Gay L. shaver; 15 nieces and nephews; one great-nephew; and a host of relatives and friends.  Paulette was preceded in death by her father, Cliff Lowry, Jr., her brother, Roger Dale Lowry, and her stepfather, Braddy B. Woodell.




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