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Novella “Novie” Faith Claiborn

Nov. 15, 1996 ~ May 20, 2020

Services will be held:

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

John Thomas “J.T.” Honeycutt

May 23, 1938 ~ May 23, 2020

Services will be held: May 29, 2020

Pansy Greer Wood

October 16, 1935 ~ May 26, 2020

Services will be held:

Alma A. Fuquay

October 29, 1926 ~ May 22, 2020

Services will be held: May 25, 2020

Delores Irene Caskey

July 1, 1939 ~ May 21, 2020

Services will be held:

Lyman Danziel Gregory

January 1, 1931 ~ May 21, 2020

Services will be held: May 27, 2020

Linda Grice Byrd

July 7, 1938 ~ May 20, 2020

Services will be held:

Ted Darrell Austin

February 17, 1930 ~ May 19, 2020

Services will be held: May 23, 2020

Louis Hurley Dupree

August 20, 1927 ~ April 7, 2020

Louis was born into the family of A. Hurley and Miranda A. Dupree. He was the baby of 6 children. His mother passed away just 3 days after his 14 th birthday. As time would go on his dad and all of his brothers and sisters, as well as their spouses, passed away. He was truly the last of a generation. He was also predeceased by his wife Olga Patterson (Ogie) and a great-grandson Ethan Rhoades. His life was filled with many memories of which he shared. He left school and joined the army to be trained as a medic. Upon arriving in occupied Japan he became the company clerk after the commander found out he could type. After serving there for a year he arrived back home on Christmas night, 1946. He went back to school at Fuquay High School. He received a standing ovation crossing the stage as a returning veteran. In 1949 he eloped with Leona Dorman and his best friend Panny Smith and Runnel Matthews to Dillon, South Carolina where the couples both married. From that marriage he had two sons Rick(y) and Ron (Ronald). This marriage ended in divorce. Later in life he married Ogie Patterson Cameron. Ogie brought to the marriage his step-daughter Sharon. They spent many happy years together in Fayetteville, ultimately acquiring and moving into the original home place in Willow Springs, NC. Sadly, cancer took her life way too young. Louis had two careers in his life. He worked many years with the civil service at Fort Bragg. He retired early to tend to Ogie’s needs in her sickness. Later he began working for Angier Paint and Wallpaper. He retired from there at the age of 85, having been with them about 30 years. About this time his friend and companion, Martha Gale entered his life. They were together for over 35 years. Her family became like his own.
Louis had three primary loves. He loved Jesus Christ as his Savior. He loved his family with all his heart and cared and thought about them every day. His third love was music. He began playing the guitar as a teenager. He played in bands and jam sessions at every opportunity. He loved listening and critiquing music. At one point his jam sessions at Hargis’s Barn got to the level of attention that it was featured on TARHEEL TRAVELER. When interviewed as to why he did this his response was “Because it keeps me young.” He was still playing at Windsor Point up until his death. He is survived by his son Rick and wife Libba, his son Ronald and wife Vicki and step-daughter Sharon and husband George. He is also survived by granddaughters Leigh Anne and husband Jacob Adams, Lauren and husband Michael Stephens, and Amanda Tostado, and Grandson Brian and wife Emily Tostado. Surviving great-grandchildren are Ansleigh Adams, Tyson and Bristol Stephens, and Sophia Tostado. Also, step great-grandchildren Katelyn and Maddie Stephens and Samuel Shepherd.
The family would like to thank the fine staff of Windsor Point for their kind and compassionate care of him for the last 2 years. You can now take up the speed bumps in the halls. Your prayers and comments are sufficient, but if you would like to make a contribution please do so to the Music Fund at Fellowship Baptist Church, 1701 Bud Lipscomb Road, Willow Spring, NC 27592 or a charity of your choice.
Due to current circumstances and limitations a service for immediate family will be held. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.




  1. Debbie Taylor Elder

    Rick and Libba, very sorry for your family’s loss.
    What a wonderful tribute to your Dad this obituary is. He certainly led an interesting life. I know you will truly miss him.

  2. Brenda and Walter

    We are keeping your family in our prayers.

  3. Kim Welch

    A special man, so glad he was part of our family.

  4. Harry Broadwell

    Louis was a good family friend and my first boss at commissary annex 1 on Ft. Bragg. He was a good man and always had a smile and encouraging words for everyone. He was a good friend to my parents Carey and Ada Broadwell. The cookouts we shared with Louis, Ogie, and Sharon were always entertaing. Rest easy ol’ friend and pick everybody up there a time for me. . . Love you. Harry.

  5. Trudy Britt Hardy

    I met Louis through Olgie in Fayetteville. Louis was a great friend and fine man. He & Olgie took me under their wings to make sure I was ok. I’ll never forget their kindness & love. Prayers to the family.

  6. Jean F Walker

    Louis was a good friend of mine and my Husband. We had some good times together. He truly will be missed by all hie music friends. Love to all the family. Love to all.

  7. Donald & Sheree Gregory

    Mr Louis was certainly a great guy and has surely already been missed in our community since his sickness. He was an inspiration to us all in how a Christian treats his fellow man in all aspects of his life. May God’s blessings be with your family during your loss because you can rejoice in knowing he has received his greatest give he has strived for in his life

  8. David & Allieta Price

    I knew Louis for Many yrs. my parents Roy & Thelma Stuck loves him dearly. Now they are all together with the Lord. David and I lived him and his sweet kindness for others….Rest high on that Mountain Lous, God will tell you, Welcome home my child

  9. Judy Detrick

    Uncle Louis will be so missed. He was there for me all my life. I am glad he was in a place that he was happy in the last few years. Each time I spoke to him he was happy and content, as much can be at that time of life. He worried about me and my welfare a lot and I know he will be looking from Heaven and still watching. I am so sorry for you sons to have lost a great dad. but take heart that he is in a better place with Jesus. We will see him again and rejoice with him. God bless and keep you all. Love you cousin Judy .

  10. Sandra Lamm

    Rick, Ron and families,
    This is a neighbor from long ago, in Coats. It was always with a smile
    that he greeted me when our paths crossed in later years. He was always friendly
    and asking about my family when I saw him and Rick out together. I am so sorry for
    your loss, he will be greatly missed. You’re in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.

    By his Grace,
    Sandra Lamm

  11. Elvira

    What a remarkable, amazing and young spirit he was!
    Rick and Libba we are so sorry for your loss.

    Deepest condolences,
    Elvira, Mihai and Diana

  12. Linda Dean McLean

    Ricky and Ronald , thank you for posting this , I really missed going to the service .I know he is having a great time with his Lord and all that have gone on before him. Love and prayers to your families, and our whole family.

  13. Maria Contreras

    My deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Dupree. He was a sweet man and I thoroughly enjoyed the conversations we had while he roomed with my father, Jose, at Harnett Woods.

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