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Four days, three fatal crashes

A Clarksville teen died Friday in Buffalo Junction wreck, the first of three deadly car crashes in Mecklenburg County in the past week.


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Ralph Monroe Oldham / May 12, 2011
Ralph Monroe Oldham, 69, of 130 Morton Pulliam Road, Roxboro, N.C., died Sunday, May 8, 2011 at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, N.C. He was born June 3, 1941, son of the late Melvin Brooks and Jessie Evelena (Blalock) Oldham and was employed as a foreman for Town & Country Builders.

He is survived by his wife, Belinda Vassar Oldham; sons, Tony Randall Oldham of South Boston and Devin Blake Oldham, of the home; one daughter, Jasmin Nichole Lacks, of the home; four sisters, Doris O. Stacy (Ben) of Roxboro, Patsy O. Henderson (Bill) of South Boston, Ila O. Arthur of Ringgold and Ava O. Rives (Wayne) of Siler City, N.C., two brothers, Melvin “Buddy” Oldham (Rosetta) of Goldston, N.C., Charlie Oldham (Mary Lois) of Bear Creek, N.C., and eight step-grandchildren; and a special friend, Shirley Oldham. He was preceded in death by one sister, Minnie Belle Howerton.

Graveside services were held Wednesday at Antioch Christian Church Cemetery with Rev. Ben Stacy officiating.

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