Pinecrest High School Alumni Association




Class of 1986

The PHS Class of 1986 mourns the loss of our friend and classmate Dennis Richmond. An informal gathering for family and friends to remember Dennis has been scheduled for Saturday afternoon from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the home of Verna McClure, Dennis's mother-in-law. 4609 Basilica Drive, Holly Springs, NC. His wife and sons would appreciate seeing you there to memorialize this great man. Thank you again for your thoughts.
Tracy Dixon


Class of 1980

Frank "Frankie" J . Nigro Jr., 47, of Raleigh, died Friday, May 7, 2010 at WakeMed following a tragic accident. He was a native of Southern Pines, born September 16, 1962 to the late, Frank J. Nigro, Sr., and Doris B. Nigro who survives him.
Frankie was an avid golfer, and tremendous UNC sports fan, but most of all he was a devoted father who was always actively involved with his children, especially supporting their sporting activities.
He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Donna Mulik Nigro of the home; his two beloved children; son, Cole James Nigro; and daughter, Carly Renee Nigro both of the home; his brother, Doug Nigro and wife, Debby of Sanford; and his sister, Joan Grote and husband, Steve of Montana.
A funeral mass will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church, 5801 Falls of the Neuse Rd. Raleigh.
The family will receive friends at the church following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to an educational fund to be established for Cole and Carly Nigro, c/o; James David Mulik, 6300 Battlefield Dr. Raleigh, NC 27612.
Arrangements by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Raleigh.

Class of 1977

Phillip McMillan Jr, class of 1977 passed away on last Sunday, May 4th after a very brief battle with cancer.  A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Poplar Springs Missionary Baptist Church, Addor, NC with the Rev. Carl Core officiating.   If you cannot attend be sure to express your condolences' to the McMillan family.  For more information you can contact Simon Funeral Home (692-3701) who is assisting the family. 

Class of 1980

William Charles Clarence, lovingly known as "CC" died Monday, April 13, 2009, at Durham Regional Hospital, Durham.  He was born Nov. 1, 1961, to the late William and Mable Clarence of Southern Pines. He touched the hearts of many.  He leaves to mourn a special friend, Kim Tapp of Durham; daughter, Chrissandra Chearletta-Fox Clarence, of Roxboro; nephews, David Waddell Jr. and Reginald Williams; nieces, Margaret D. Brown and Elaine Waddell, sister-in-law, Lois E. Womack-Waddell; a host of great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 18, at the Fisher Funeral Parlor, 3137 Fayetteville Street, Durham. There will be no viewing. Family visitation begins at 3:30 p.m., with services at 4 p.m.

Class of 1980

It is with great sadness that I inform you that Larry Jackson died on Tuesday morning.  The cause of death was by a seizure.  He was living with his brother Jeffrey Jackson in Fayetteville.  The funeral is scheduled for Saturday at Harrington Chapel in Southern Pines at 2pm.  The family is accepting donations in lieu of flowers or other memorials.  Jeffrey's address is 5638 Dodge Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28303.        Vincent Gordan

Class of 1980

Many of you may be aware but it is with great sadness that I must inform you of the sudden passing of my cousin and your classmate, Todd Cecil Gaines.  Todd died, causes still unknown, on Tuesday 22 April while taking his daughter to school.  Todd was living in Augusta, GA and is survived by his wife Kim, daughter Allehya, and son TJ.  A viewing is scheduled for Saturday at 1200 at the Southern Pines Elementary School followed by a funeral service at 1:00 p.m.  Acknowledgements can be sent to mother's home at 1120 W.Michigan Ave, Southern Pines, NC 28387.
 Services will be coordinated by Bostic-Kendrick Funeral Home.  I know you all will have Todd and his family in your thoughts and prayers.  I attached a link (may have to type in) below of an article that ran in the Augusta newspaper so you can get a sense of how Todd was immersed in uplifting his local community in Augusta.

 Vince Gordon