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Mae (Hargrove) Troublefield

May 4, 1920 ~ May 15, 2017 (age 97)



Mae H. Troublefield, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017 at her home.


A funeral mass will be held at 11 A.M., Friday, May 19, 2017 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father James Garneau officiating.  The family will receive friends from 6 P.M. – 8 P.M., Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home.  There will be a private burial held later.


Mae Hargrove Troublefield was the daughter of the late B. Frank and Etha Mae Sharp Hargove.  She was the widow of the late Marshall Monk Troublefield. She was also preceded in death by sons, Benjamin Rufus Troublefield and Marshall Troublefield and grandsons, Chad Jackson and Alex Troublefield.


She served Sampson County for forty years; four years in the Clerk’s Office, six years in the Sheriff’s office and two years as acting veteran service office.  In 1976 she ran for Register of Deeds and won and served until 2004, twenty-eight years.


She served as the first woman on the Hobbton High School Board of Education.  This was when each school had their own Board of Education.  She also served a year on the Board of Directors of Mount Olive College.


Mae was an active member of Extension Homemakers Organization and served as County Council President, District President twice, and was State President in 1979.


She was a Catholic and service as chairman of Parish Advisory Council of Immaculate Conception Church.  She served two terms as Chairman of the Fayetteville Catholic Church Deanery.  She was appointed by Bishop F. Joseph Gossman to serve as a member of the Diocese Pastoral Advisory Council for the Diocese of Raleigh.


She was a democrat. She served two terms as a member of the State Democratic Executive Committee.  She also served as the first woman elect as chairman of the Sampson County Democrat Party.


She is survived by her daughters, Ann Troublefield Nelson (Lee) of Greenville, SC, and Gerarde (Geri) Troublefield Sutton (Gerald) of Newport News, VA.; daughter-in-law,  Joan Blackmon Troublefield of Faison;  grandchildren,  David Nelson, Anneclaire Nelson, Valerie Strawhorn (Michael), Rachel Nelson, Dahlia Kelsey Troublefield,  Jerilyn White (Brian), Kim Mitchell (Tommy) , Mary Monk Troublefield and Ben Troublefield (Emily); great-grandchildren, Cadance, Noah, and  Aletheia White, Jordan and Jacob Mitchell, Madison, Aaron, Wyatt Troublefield, and Luke Byrd; sister, Jane Bradshaw,  caregivers, Cathy Dobbs and J. C. Oates; and friends, Michael T. Mozingo, Eloise Clifton and numerous other friends.


Flowers will be appreciated or memorials may be made to one’s favorite charity.


Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Arrangements are by Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home, 118 Fayetteville, St. Clinton, NC  28328.

 Service Information

May 18, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home
118 Fayetteville Street
Clinton, NC 28328

Funeral Mass
May 19, 2017

11:00 AM
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church
211 Irwin Drive
Newton Grove, North Carolina 28366

Interment following funeral service
May 19, 2017

Troublefield Family Cemetery
Giddensville Road
Faison, NC 28341

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