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DENTON - Funeral for Mrs. Dorothy Brower Tysinger, 71, of Route 1, who died Saturday, will be at 2 p.m. today at Lanier-Briggs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Denton Cemetery.An Anson County native, she was a member of First Baptist Church and a homemaker.

Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Geraldine Carpenter, Mrs. Patricia Fowler, both of Greenville, S.C., Mrs. Belle Northcutt of Lawrenceville, Ga., Mrs. Delores Garcia of Fullerton, Calif.; stepdaughter, Mrs. Dot Johnson of Greensboro; sons, Ben Allen of Seoul, Korea, Ralph Fickenworth of Simpsonville, S.C., Larry Fickenworth of Rockwood, Tenn.; sisters, Mrs. Mildred Cockrell, Mrs. Betty Lou Allen, both of Wadesboro; brothers, Fred Brower of Charlotte, Ernest Brower of Forest City; 16 grandchildren.


ROBBINS - Linda Ann Voncannon, 45, of Valley Street died Monday at Moore Regional in Pinehurst.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Acorn Ridge Baptist Church cemetery.

She worked for Ittaca Co. and was a native of Abbeville County, S.C.

Surviving are sister, Mrs. Ruby Sutherland of Abbeville; brothers, Carl D. Minor of Robbins, James Minor of Oxford, Harold Minor of Whispering Pines, Bobby Minor of Star.

The family will be at Phillips Funeral Home in Star 7-9 p.m. today.


DURHAM - Mrs. Mary Butler Watkins, 72, of Durham died Monday at Duke Medical Center.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery.

A Durham native, she was a homemaker and a member of Grace Lutheran Church.

Surviving are husband, Norman E. Watkins; sons, William ``Bill' Watkins, Lester N. Watkins, Tommy G. Watkins, all of Durham, George ``Bubba' Watkins of Sanford, Maine; brother, James M. Butler of Durham; 10 grandchildren.

The family will be at the funeral home 7-9 p.m. today.


BURLINGTON - Charles Lewis Wilburn, 67, of 1873 Robin Hood Drive died Monday at Alamance County Hospital.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Elon College, of which he was a member. Burial will be in Alamance Memorial Park.

A Person County native, he was owner-operator of Wilburn's Exxon and a World War II Army veteran. He was past chairman of the board of deacons, a trustee and Sunday school teacher at his church. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and received the Bronze Star. He was a former recipient of the Algernon Sidney Sullivan award for Service by Elon College and the New York Southern Society.

Surviving are wife, Mrs. Verna E. Wilburn; sons, the Rev. Mike Wilburn of Asheboro, Aaron Wilburn of Elon College; brother, Lamberth Wilburn of Burlington; sisters, Mrs. Maude Woody of Roxboro, Mrs. Jennie Upchurch of Rocky Mount, Mrs. Esther Oakley of Prospect Hill, Mrs. Mary R. Gravitte of Virgilina, Va., Mrs. Dolly Troxler of Elon College; six grandchidren; two stepgrandchildren.

The family will be at Lowe Funeral Home 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, other times at the residence.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Elon College, 216 Lawrence Ave., Elon College, N.C. 27244; or to a charity of the donor's choice.

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