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Clayton woman killed in early morning wreck

Posted July 5, 2010

— Two people died as a result of a wreck in Robeson County Monday morning, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

Troopers said Marshall Clifford Heckel, 21, of Lumberton, and his girlfriend, Brittany Darilin Graybill, 20, of S. Lombard St. in Clayton, were eastbound on McQueen Road when Heckel drove into the path of a pickup at the intersection with Rennert Road.

Graybill, a student at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, was taken to Cape Fear Valley Hospital, where she died. Heckel was treated for his injuries and released from Southeast Regional Medical Center.

The driver of the pickup, Fred Nelson Gibbs, 40, of Lumberton, was thrown from his vehicle when his seat belt broke. He died at the scene, troopers said.


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  • mattreeves2016 Jul 7, 2010

    Im soo sorry Sierra..I kno you were really close to your sister..it doesnt seem but a few days ago that we had that halloween party and me you and your sister were singing horrible karioki..haha and all them times we walked home together after school..and made fun of PJ everyday..well my point is is that youll always be one of my best friends and that im here for you whenever you need me..im just a call away..i cant imagine how it feels to lose a brother and then a sister..its not fair..it shouldnt have happened to such a wonderful family like you guys..i love you sierra! ~Matt Reeves

  • nicolesalamone Jul 6, 2010

    Pastor Freddie you will be missed our family in Baltimore. Your family and church congregation are in our prayers. I'm going to really miss your sermons when I'm down visiting Ritchie and Marie. You will be greatly missed.

  • shelld27 Jul 6, 2010

    This picture was not taken the day of the accident... All three were wearing seat belts at the time it happen. My thoughts, love, and prayers go to all three familys. May god keep his arms around you all and carry you through.

  • LovinMyLife Jul 6, 2010

    AtALost - I am glad to see that I am not the only one that noticed that!

  • bluetarheel21 Jul 6, 2010

    Horrible story, my thoughts and prayers are with the families

  • pebbles262004 Jul 6, 2010

    So sorry for all involved, They will all be in my prayers..

  • ahecu Jul 5, 2010

    Yes, also known as"Freddie", he was my pastor and my cousin.

  • rhowerton Jul 5, 2010

    Are U Sure This Is Fred Gibbs? This Man was From Lumberton

  • aquamarine46 Jul 5, 2010

    ahecu - Are you sure it is the same Fred Gibbs? The man in the accident lived in Lumberton.

  • ahecu Jul 5, 2010

    May God comfort, the family /friends as well as the young man involved in the accident. Pastor Fred Gibbs, was a man of God, with a big heart and a desire that no man or woman persih, but seek christ, the light of the world, for peace and eternal life. There are no words that can describe the loss, that Living Waters Assembly of God, church members and the community are enduring at this time.