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Mrs. Annie M. Hogan

HILLSBOROUGH — Mrs. Annie Mitchell Hogan, 100, of Hillsborough, died Friday evening, Dec. 18, 1998, at her home.

A native of Stokes County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Paul Hogan and the daughter of Mr. Albert Sidney Mitchell and Mrs. Carrie Moorefield Mitchell, both deceased.

Survivors include four daughters, Ms. Katherine Van Vynckt of Mooresville, Ms. Carrie Irene Head and Ms. Nancy Baity, both of Hillsborough, Ms. Julia Hinsdale of Burlington; a son, Mr. Paul Hogan Jr. of Haw River; two sisters, Ms. Marguerite Watkins of Durham and Ms. Juanita Pfuetze of Wilmington; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Ms. Mary Pickett, and two brothers, Mr. Leonard Mitchell and Mrs. William Mitchell.

The funeral was conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Clements Funeral Chapel in Hillsborough by the Rev. Jeff Porter. Burial was in Hillsborough Town Cemetery.

The family will be at the home of Ms. Nancy Baity, 307 Gwen Road, Hillsborough. 

Mr. William Dennis Jr.

BURLINGTON — Mr. William E. Dennis Jr., 62, of 717 S. Sellars Mill Road, died at 6:12 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, at his home after several years of failing health.

A native of Lynchburg, S.C., he was the husband of Mrs. Carolyn F. Dennis, who survives, and the late Mrs. Janice Rae Dennis. He was the son of Mr. William E. Dennis Sr. and Mrs. Mildred McNeese Crowder, both deceased. He was the retired owner and operator of Bill Dennis Custom Painting. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division and was stationed at Fort Bragg. He was a member of Deep Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include a stepson, Mr. Joel Cardwell of Elon College; three sisters, Mrs. Jeanine Faulkner, Mrs. Sharon Amos and Mrs. Cindy Bruner, all of Graham; a brother, Mr. Michael Crowder of Burlington; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Mr. William Jeffrey Dennis; and a sister, Ms. Brenda Couturier.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Wesleyan Church of Burlington by the Rev. Ronnie Jones. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery.

The family will be at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 6 to 8 this evening, and at other times at the home. 

Mr. Ralph N. Roney Sr.

BURLINGTON — Mr. Ralph Nathaniel Roney Sr., 85, of 1653 N.C. 62, died at 2:45 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after three years of failing health, four weeks critical.

A native of Alamance County, he was the husband for 61 years to Mrs. Thelma Terrell Roney, who survives, and the son of Mr. Clyde Ruffin Roney and Mrs. Bennie Boone Roney, both deceased. He retired from Barnwell Brothers and Associated Transport after 34 years of service as a truck driver. He was a member of Teamsters Local 391. He was a charter member of Glencoe Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and was a member of the Adult Sunday School Class.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include three daughters, Mrs. Dean (Bennie) Hall of Burlington, Mrs. Roy (Vickie) Shepherd of Whitsett and Mrs. Randy (Cheryl) Massey of Burlington; a son, Mr. Ralph Nathaniel Roney Jr. of Haymarket, Va., and Mr. Clyde "Buck" Roney of Burlington; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Pickard of Burlington; seven half sisters, Mrs. Virginia Kernodle, Mrs. Betty Lou Cheek, Mrs. Delores Boone, Mrs. Shelby Aldridge, Mrs. Becky Jarvis, Mrs. Doris Perry and Mrs. Nancy Thomas, all of Burlington; a half brother, Mr. Herbert F. Roney of Burlington; 12 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Alene Christopher and Mrs. Pauline Caudle; and three brothers, Mr. William Chelsey Roney, Mr. Paul Boone Roney and Mr. Curtis Ruffin Roney; and a half-brother, Mr. James "Duke" Roney.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Glencoe Baptist Church by the Rev. Darrell Massey, pastor, the Rev. Felton Massey and the Rev. Larry Janey. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. Entombment will be in the Alamance Memorial Park Mausoleum.

The family will be at Lowe Funeral Home from 7 to 9 this evening, and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Glencoe Baptist Church, 2556 Glencoe St., Burlington, N.C. 27217.

Mrs. Elvera F. Gregson

LILLINGTON — Mrs. Elvera F. Gregson, 92, of 213 Community Road, died Monday morning, Dec. 21, 1998, in Broadway.

She was the wife of the late Mr. H. Clarence Gregson and the late Mr. John T. Fuquay.

Survivors include two daughters, Ms. Doris F. Wicker of Sanford and Ms. Thelma F. Parrish of Elizabethtown and formerly of Alamance County; a stepson, Mr. Royce Gregson of Sanford; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at O’QuinnPeebles Chapel in Lillington by the Rev. Dan Jones. Burial will be in Antioch Baptist Church cemetery in Mamer.

The family will be a O’Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home from 7 to 9 this evening, and at other times at the home of Mr. Richard Wicker, 6053 Old U.S. 421, Lillington.

Memorials may be made to Woodside United Methodist Church, P.O. Drawer 545, Mamers, N.C. 27552; or to Antioch Baptist Church, P.O. Box 525, Mamers, N.C. 27552.

Mrs. Barbara McCullough

SHALLOTTE — Mrs. Barbara Gail Jordan McCullough, of Shallotte, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998, at her home.

A lifelong resident of Burlington, she was the wife of Mr. James E. McCullough, who survives, and the son of Mr. Robert Forrest Jordan and Mrs. Ollie Foster Jordan, both deceased.

Survivors other than her husband of the home include a daughter, Ms. Dawn Edwards Curtis of Burlington; two sons, Mr. Mark Donald Edwards of Germantown and Mr. Robert Jeffrey Edwards of Winthrop, Minn.; a sister, Ms. Linda Fazzino of Burlington; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Donald (Judith) McIntyre.

A private memorial service was conducted Friday afternoon at Ocean Isle.

Cape Fear Crematory in Fayetteville is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Lynn A. Coffey

HICKORY — Mr. Lynn Archie Coffey, 85, a resident of Pellcare Nursing Home, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, at his home after a period of failing health.

Born July 6, 1913, in Roanoke, Va., he was the husband of the late Mrs. Hazel Badgett Coffey and the son of Mr. C.C. Coffey and Mrs. Myrtle Martin Coffey, both deceased. He was a retired architectural and structural engineer. He was a member of Burlington Assembly of God.

Survivors include three sisters, Ms. Edith Hobson of East Bend, Ms. Janice Holdaway of Stone Mountain, Ga., and Ms. Edwina McKenney of Lake City, Iowa; and two brothers, Dr. Kyle Coffey of Issaquah, Wash., and Dr. Lewis Coffey of Rocky Mount, Va.

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date at Burlington Assembly of God by the Rev. Howard Thompson. Burial will be in Sherwood Memorial Park in Salem, Va.

Memorials may be made to Pellcare Nursing Home, 1125 10th St. Blvd NW, Hickory, N.C. 28601; or to Burlington Assembly of God.

Bass-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Ila Sledge

HIGH POINT — Mrs. Ila Sledge, 93, of Sunrise Triad Nursing Center, died at 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, at the center after a long illness. She was a former resident of 2220 Combs St., Burlington.

A native of Lexington, she was the wife of the late Mr. O.D. Sledge and the daughter of Mr. George H. Leonard and Mrs. Emma Waitman Leonard, both deceased. She was retired from Kayser-Roth Hosiery and was a member of the 39 and Holding Club and the Woodmen of the World. She was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the United Methodist Women, Circle No. 3.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. W.K. (Ruth) Crabtree of Burlington, Mrs. Jimmie (Zane) Robertson of Elon College and Mrs. Nira Heyer of Mount Gilead; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Mr. Tommy E. Sledge; four sisters, Mrs. John (Roxie) Sink, Mrs. Etta Leonard, Mrs. Katie Thrantham and Mrs. Jessie Black; and five brothers, Mr. Grady Leonard, Mr. Herman Leonard, Mr. Harvey Leonard, Mr. Paul Leonard and Mr. Shelly Leonard.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington by the Rev. Jim Hobbs, pastor of Emmanuel United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Alamance Memorial Park.

The family will be at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 6 to 8:30 this evening, and at other times at the home of Mrs. Ruth Crabtree, 2116 Whitsett St., Burlington.

Memorials may be made to Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 2331 La Vista Drive, Burlington, N.C. 27215; or to a charity of choice.

Mrs. Millie P. Jeffries

GLEN RAVEN — Mrs. Millie Pat Jeffries, 96, of Alamance Health Care Center, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, at the center after a long illness. She was a former resident of Glen Raven.

A native of Caswell County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Bennie Jeffries and the daugher of Mr. Jimmie Jeffries and Mrs. Annie Jeffries Jeffries, both deceased. She was a homemaker and a member of Martin’s Chapel Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Missionary Circle and choir and was a fund-raising chairperson.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Clyde (Nancy Jean) Whitmore of Norwalk, Conn., Mrs. Preston (Jessie M.) Graves of Mebane, Ms. Joann Jeffries of Elon College and Mrs. Jon Van (Poinciana) Hall of Burlington; a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Jeffries of Burlington; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; and two great-great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Ida Enoch, and a son, Mr. Edgar Jeffries.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Martin’s Chapel Baptist Church by the Rev. Henry Simmons, pastor; the Rev. Ronald Brooks, former pastor; the Rev. Coslow Holt, pastor of Green Level United Church of Christ; and the Rev. Terry Jones, pastor of Visitors Chapel United Church of Christ. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will be at Sharpe Memorial Chapel from 7 to 8 this evening, and at other times at the home of Mrs. Jessie Graves, 2264 S. Third St. Ext., Mebane. 

Mr. C. W. Whitt Jr.

BURLINGTON — Mr. C.W. Whitt Jr., 72, of 3520 S. Church St., died at 8:40 a.m. Monday, Dec. 21, 1998, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after three years of failing health.

A native of Surry County, he was the husband of Mrs. Eleanor J. Whitt, who survives, and the son of Mr. Charlie William Whitt Sr. and Mrs. Minnie Marie Gravitt Whitt, both deceased. He was retired from Ed Alexander Fabrics and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Mark’s Reformed Church and the Men’s Bible Class.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include three daughters, Mrs. Deborah Whitt Sharpe and Mrs. Lisa Whitt Oakley, both of Burlington, and Mrs. Amy Whitt Weaver of Elon College; two sisters, Mrs. Ila Mae Hudson and Mrs. Ruby W. Longest, both of Burlington; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant son; two sisters, Mrs. Marguriette Gilmore and Mrs. Doris Norris; and a brother, Mr. Timmy R. Whitt.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mark’s Reformed Church by the Rev. Robert M. Disher Jr., pastor, and the Rev. Ben Bishop, associate pastor. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will be at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 6 to 8 this evening, and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to St. Mark’s Reformed Church, 1230 St. Mark’s Church Road, Burlington, N.C. 27215.

Mr. Floyd C. Paylor Jr.

BURLINGTON — Mr. Floyd Cephas Paylor Jr., of 1324 Elrado St., died at 3:35 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill after a critical illness of two weeks.

A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Mrs. Jeune Graves Paylor, who survives, and the son of Mr. Floyd Cephas Paylor Sr. and Mrs. Cora Browning Paylor, both deceased. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of Word War II and was honorably discharged in 1943. He was a member of Archie’s Grove United Church of Christ, where he was a member of the trustee board and the Male Chorus.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include six daughters, Mrs. Regina Spradley of Baltimore, Mrs. Remona P. Alston of Winston-Salem, Miss Rhonda Paylor of Burlington, Mrs. Carolyn Lyons of South Field, Mich., Mrs. Betty Jean Brown and Mrs. Brenda Coachman, both of Chapel Hill; seven sons, Mr. Remi Graves of Graham, Mr. Rezell Paylor of Reidsville, Mr. Larry Paylor of Henderson, Mr. Curtis Paylor of Green Level, Mr. John Wayne Paylor of Elon College, Mr. Floyd C. Paylor III of Burlington and Mr. Connie Thompson of Phoenix; two sisters, Mrs. Nancy P. Haith and Mrs. Catherine C. Fuller, both of Burlington; two brothers, the Rev. John Paylor of Mebane and Mr. C.B. Paylor of Elon College; 34 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Mr. Donnell Thompson.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Arches Grove United Church of Christ. The body will be placed in the church one hour before the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will be at Hargett and Bryant Funeral Home from 6 to 7 Wednesday evening, and at other times at the home.

Mr. Paul E. Terrell Sr.

MEBANE — Mr. Paul Eugene Terrell Sr., of 3011 Jones Road, died Monday evening, Dec. 21, 1998, at Moses Cone Extended Care Facility in Greensboro.

Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

Mr. Darrell Pendergraph

BURLINGTON — Mr. Darrell Wayne Pendergraph, 50, of 1134 Riverview Drive, died Sunday morning, Dec. 20, 1998, at his home.

A native of Alamance County, he was the son of Mr. William Otto "Penny" Pendergraph and Mrs. Joyce Harrell Pendergraph, who both survive. He was employed by Great American Knitting and was a Baptist.

Survivors other than his parents of Burlington include a daughter, Mrs. Cyndi Turner of Elon College; a son, Mr. William Darrell "Billy" Pendergraph of Graham; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Ms. Brenda Kay Pendergraph.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at New Hope Baptist Church by the Rev. Randy Hobbs and the Rev. Jack Phillips. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.

The family will be at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 6 to 8 this evening and at other times at the home of the parents, 2245 Melrose Drive, Burlington.

Mrs. Beverly Durham

BURLINGTON — Mrs. Beverly Hanna Durham, 83, of 221 N. Cobb Ave., died at 9:45 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, 1998, at Skilled Nursing Division of Alamance Regional Medical Center after a long illness.

A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of Mr. James Cicero Durham Jr., who died in 1954, and the daughter of Mr. Harry Tracy Hanna and Mrs. Adelaide Fowler Hanna, both deceased.

Survivors include four daughters, Ms. Jane Durham of the home, Ms. Lisa Durham of Dallas, Mrs. Kay Durham Howe of Burlington and Mrs. Beverly Durham Wheat of Garland, Texas; four sons, Mr. James Cicero Durham III and Mr. Charles Gordon Durham, both of Burlington, Mr. Carl Hanna Durham of Baltimore and Mr. Peter Jeffrey Durham of the home; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Mr. David Lawrence Durham.

There will be no funeral service.

The family will be at the home.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, 812 N. Anthony St., Burlington, N.C. 27217.

McClure Funeral Home in Burlington is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. William Dennis Jr.

BURLINGTON — Mr. William E. "Bill" Dennis Jr., 62, of 717 S. Sellars Mill Road, died at 6:12 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, at his home after several years of failing health.

A native of Lynchburg, S.C., he was the husband of Mrs. Carolyn F. Dennis, who survives, and the late Mrs. Janice Rae Dennis. He was the son of Mr. William E. Dennis Sr. and Mrs. Mildred McNeese Crowder, both deceased. He was the retired owner and operator of Bill Dennis Custom Painting. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division and was stationed at Fort Bragg. He was a member of Deep Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include a stepson, Mr. Joel Cardwell of Elon College; three sisters, Mrs. Jeanine Faulkner, Mrs. Sharon Amos and Mrs. Cindy Bruner, all of Graham; a brother, Mr. Michael Crowder of Burlington; two stepsisters, Mrs. Edith Gilmore of Pittsboro and Mrs. Peggy Horne of Burlington; two stepbrothers, Mr. Bud Crowder and Mr. J.B. Crowder, both of Burlington; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Mr. William Jeffrey Dennis; a sister, Ms. Brenda Couturier; his stepfather, Mr. Burton E. Crowder; and a stepsister, Ms. Barbara Dixon.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at First Wesleyan Church of Burlington by the Rev. Ronnie Jones. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery.

The family will be at the home.

Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington is in charge of arrangements. 

Mr. Ralph N. Roney Sr.

BURLINGTON — Mr. Ralph Nathaniel Roney Sr., 85, of 1653 N.C. 62, died at 2:45 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after three years of failing health, four weeks critical.

A native of Alamance County, he was the husband for 61 years to Mrs. Thelma Terrell Roney, who survives, and the son of Mr. Clyde Ruffin Roney and Mrs. Bennie Boone Roney, both deceased. He retired from Barnwell Brothers and Associated Transport after 34 years of service as a truck driver. He was a member of Teamsters Local 391. He was a charter member of Glencoe Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and was a member of the Adult Sunday School Class.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include three daughters, Mrs. Dean (Bennie) Hall of Burlington, Mrs. Roy (Vickie) Shepherd of Whitsett and Mrs. Randy (Cheryl) Massey of Burlington; a son, Mr. Ralph Nathaniel Roney Jr. of Haymarket, Va., and Mr. Clyde "Buck" Roney of Burlington; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Pickard of Burlington; seven half sisters, Mrs. Virginia Kernodle, Mrs. Betty Lou Cheek, Mrs. Delores Boone, Mrs. Shelby Aldridge, Mrs. Becky Jarvis, Mrs. Doris Perry and Mrs. Nancy Thomas, all of Burlington; a half brother, Mr. Herbert F. Roney of Burlington; 12 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Alene Christopher and Mrs. Pauline Caudle; three brothers, Mr. William Chelsey Roney, Mr. Paul Boone Roney and Mr. Curtis Ruffin Roney; and a half brother, Mr. James "Duke" Roney.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. today at Glencoe Baptist Church by the Rev. Darrell Massey, pastor; the Rev. Felton Massey; and the Rev. Larry Janey. The body will be taken to the home at 11 a.m. today and the church 30 minutes before the service. Entombment will be in the Alamance Memorial Park Mausoleum.

The family will be at the home.

Memorials may be made to Glencoe Baptist Church, 2556 Glencoe St., Burlington, N.C. 27217. 

Mr. Edwin D. Ellington

ZEBULON — Mr. Edwin "Ed" Delaven Ellington, 82, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998.

Born Oct. 14, 1916, in Graham, he was the husband for 56 years to Mrs. Dorothy Horton Ellington, who survives. He graduated from State College in 1940 with a degree in agricultural engineering. He taught for many years at Wendell High School and Wakelon High School in Zebulon. He retired from Wake County Schools as superintendent of buildings and grounds. In civic duties, he served as president of the Zebulon Rotary Club, was a Paul Harris Fellow and remained a member for 50 years. He was a deacon of Zebulon Baptist Church and was a member of the Sanctuary Choir for more than 50 years.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include a son, Mr. Frederick Horton Ellington of Zebulon; a sister, Ms. Edith Morrow of Mebane; a brother, Mr. Eugene Ellington of Mebane; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral was conducted Tuesday at Zebulon Baptist Church. Burial was in Horton Family Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Zebulon Baptist Church Music Ministry, P.O. Box 366, Zebulon, N.C. 27597.

Massey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Mr. J.D. Beckom

BURLINGTON — Mr. J.D. Beckom died Monday, Dec. 21, 1998, at Alamance Health Care Center.

Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete. 

Mr. C. W. Whitt Jr.

BURLINGTON — Mr. C.W. Whitt Jr., 72, of 3520 S. Church St., died at 8:40 a.m. Monday, Dec. 21, 1998, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after three years of failing health.

A native of Surry County, he was the husband of Mrs. Eleanor J. Whitt, who survives, and the son of Mr. Charlie William Whitt Sr. and Mrs. Minnie Marie Gravitt Whitt, both deceased. He was retired from Ed Alexander Fabrics and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Mark’s Reformed Church and the Men’s Bible Class.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include three daughters, Mrs. Deborah Whitt Sharpe and Mrs. Lisa Whitt Oakley, both of Burlington, and Mrs. Amy Whitt Weaver of Elon College; two sisters, Mrs. Ila Mae Hudson and Mrs. Ruby W. Longest, both of Burlington; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant son; two sisters, Mrs. Marguriette Gilmore and Mrs. Doris Norris; and a brother, Mr. Jimmy R. Whitt.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at St. Mark’s Reformed Church by the Rev. Robert M. Disher Jr., pastor, and the Rev. Ben Bishop, associate pastor. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will be at the home.

Memorials may be made to St. Mark’s Reformed Church, 1230 St. Mark’s Church Road, Burlington, N.C. 27215.

Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington is in charge of arrangements. 

Mr. Paul E. Terrell Sr.

SUMMERFIELD — Mr. Paul E. Terrell Sr., 78, of 3678 Oak Ridge Road, died at 3:41 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, 1998, at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital’s Extended Care Unit in Greensboro after two years of failing health. He was formerly of Mebane.

A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Mrs. Nellie Elmore Terrell, who survives, and the late Mrs. Mary Alice Terrell. He was the son of Mr. Charlie A. Terrell and Mrs. Olive Dodson Terrell, both deceased. He was retired from Burlington Industries.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include a son, Mr. Paul E. Terrell Jr. of Mebane; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Connie Carter of McLeansville, Mrs. Cindy Sizemore of Graham, Mrs. Donna Atkins of Summerfield and Mrs. Becky Whorton of Charleston, S.C.; three sisters, Mrs. Rosie Seager and Mrs. Ethel Murray, both of Burlington, and Mrs. Cleo Crenshaw of Chapel Hill; a brother, Mr. C.A. Terrell of Mebane; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Long’s Chapel Church Cemetery by the Rev. Charles Webb, pastor of Northwest Baptist Church in Greensboro.

The family will be at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 6:30 to 8:30 this evening and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Hemophilia of North Carolina, 2 Centerview Drive, Greensboro, N.C. 27407. 

Mrs. Jennifer A. Neal

GREENSBORO — Mrs. Jennifer Ann Neal, of 4 Bennington Court, died Monday, Dec. 21, 1998, at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital. She was a former resident of Graham.

A native of Winston-Salem, she was the wife of Mr. George Neal Jr., who survives. She was a real estate agent for Seawell Realtors. She was member of AWBA and the Board of Realtors.

Survivors other than her husband of the home include a daughter, Mrs. Steve (Jennifer) Bruton of Greensboro; a son, Mr. George Neal III of Greensboro; a sister, Ms. Susan Bowler of Wisconsin; and two brothers, Mr. John Easterling of Gastonia and Mr. Jeff Easterling of Iowa.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church Chapel. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1114 Magnolia St., Greensboro, N.C. 27401.

Forbis and Dick North Elm Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements. 

Mr. James H. Jeffreys

BURLINGTON — Mr. James H. "Joker" Jeffreys, 83, of 1508 Overbrook Road, died at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, at his home after an illness of several months.

A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Mrs. Bettie Boswell Jeffreys, who survives, and the son of Mr. John Heenan Jeffreys and Mrs. Mary Cates Jeffreys, both deceased. He was a retired self-employed sales representative and was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Burlington Masonic Lodge No. 721 AF&AM and First Presbyterian Church of Burlington.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include two sons, Mr. James L. Jeffreys and Mr. Richard B. Jeffreys, both of Graham; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Leath and Mrs. Eula Wellons, both of Burlington, and Mrs. Peggy Teer of Graham; two brothers, Mr. Jack R. Jeffreys of Cocoa, Fla., and Mr. Joseph J. Jeffreys of Rockledge, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Mr. Thomas Heenan Jeffreys, Mr. Jerry P. Jeffreys and Mr. William F. Jeffreys.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the chapel of First Presbyterian Church of Burlington by Dr. Charles Williams, pastor.

The family will be at the home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, P.O. Box 2122, Burlington, N.C. 27216-2122.

Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington is in charge of arrangements. 

Mrs. Edith Kirkpatrick

BURLINGTON — Mrs. Edith Kennedy Kirkpatrick, 88, of 3536 Alamance Road, died at 12:40 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after a critical illness of 10 days.

A native of Moore County, she was the wife of the late Mr. G.H. "Pete" Kirkpatrick and the daughter of Mr. William Robert Kennedy and Mrs. Lou Cratie Garner Kennedy, both deceased. She was a graduate of Elise Academy. She was a member of Alamance Lutheran Church, the Golden Rule Sunday School Class and the Golden Agers Senior Citizens.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Fonda Kirkpatrick Brittain of Hickory; two sons, Mr. G.H. Kirkpatrick Jr. and Mr. Ronald G. Kirkpatrick Sr., both of Burlington; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was proceeded in death by two brothers, Mr. Colon Kennedy and Mr. June Kennedy.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Alamance Lutheran Church following burial at Pine Hill Cemetery by the Rev. James D. Lockley, pastor of Alamance Lutheran Church.

The family will be at the parlor of Alamance Lutheran Church from 6 to 9 this evening, and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Alamance Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 250, Alamance, N.C. 27201.

Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington is in charge of arrangements. 

Mrs. Drucilla Williams

GRAHAM — Mrs. Drucilla Durham Williams, 76, of 2110 Cooper Road, died at 11:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, 1998, at Chapel Hill Rehabilitation and Health Care Center after 14 years of failing health, one year critical.

A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Mack Edward Williams and the daughter of Mr. Coy Lee Durham and Mrs. Minnie Neil Durham, both deceased. She was retired from Dixie Yarns and Sellars Manufacturing. She was a member of Saxapahaw United Methodist Church.

Survivors include one daugthter, Mrs. Pat W. Boley of the home; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Durham, and a brother, Mr. Lee Durham.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at McClure Funeral Chapel in Graham by the Rev. Terry Knighten and the Rev. Doug Durham. Burial will be in Moore’s Chapel Cemetery.

The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 this evening and at other times at the home of the daughter. 

Mrs. Pauline S. Walker

REIDSVILLE — Mrs. Pauline Alice Strickland Walker, 90, of Highgrove Long-Term Care Center, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, at Annie Penn Hospital. She was a former resident of 4926 N.C. 87 North in Gibsonville.
A native of Bethany Community in Rockingham County, she was the wife of the late Mr. James Boyd Walker and the daughter of Mr. Peter Strickland and Mrs. Alice Farrar Strickland. She had lived in the Williamsburg Community of Rockingham County and in the Shiloh Community in Alamance County most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a stepson, Mr. Anderson Boyd Walker of Gibsonville; two brothers, Mr. Sam Strickland and Mr. Gilbert Strickland, both of Reidsville; three stepgrandchildren and five great-stepgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Ms. Lee Boyles; and five brothers, Mr. Bill Strickland, Mr. Bert Strickland, Mr. Herman Strickland, Mr. Claude Strickland and Mr. Gordon Strickland.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Citty Funeral Home Chapel by Dr. Guy V. Soule Jr. Burial will be in Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery.
The family will be at Citty Funeral Home from 6 to 8 this evening and at other times at the home of Mr. Anderson B. Walker, 4976 N.C. 87 North, Gibsonville, or the home of a niece, Ms. Ellen S. Roberts, 1024 N.C. 87, Reidsville.
Memorials may be made to The American Heart Association, c/o Ms. Sylvia Grogan, 117 E. Kings Highway, Eden, N.C. 27288, or to the Shiloh United Methodist Church Building Fund, 4718 N.C. 87 North, Gibsonville, N.C. 27249. 

Ms. Pauline S. Walker
REIDSVILLE — Due to inclement weather, the funeral for Ms. Pauline Alice Strickland Walker, 90, of Highgrove Longterm Care Center, who died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, at Annie Penn Memorial Hospital, has been changed.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Shiloh United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
The family will see friends following the service in the church fellowship hall.
Citty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jamon Clark Corbett

HILLSBOROUGH — Jamon Clark Corbett, infant son of Mr. Luther Aaron Corbett Jr. and Ms. Terrie Clark, died Monday, Dec. 21, 1998 at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. He was born Nov. 27, 1998.
Survivors other than his parents include two brothers, Mr. SaiQuan Devontrae Clark and Aaron Shamel Corbett, both of the home; and grandparents, Mr. Billy Clark and Mrs. Pearl Clark, both of Hillsborough, and Ms. Alva Jean Corbett of New York.
The funeral will be conducted at noon today at Chavis-Parker Funeral Home Chapel.

Mrs. Doris L. Best
PITTSBORO — Mrs. Doris Lakin Best, 96, Pittsboro Christian Village, Pittsboro, died at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill after a sudden illness.
A native of Deadwood, N.D., formerly of Rendall Street in Burlington, she was the wife of Dr. David Raymond Best, who survives. She was a homemaker and a member of Ireland Street Chapel.
Survivors other than her husband of the home include a daughter, Mrs. Beverly B. Hester of Hurdle Mills, a sister, Mrs. Neva L. Brod of Bristol, Va., and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred DeVere Lakin and Gertrude Atkinson Lakin.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lowe Funeral Home by Mr. Charles R. Andrews of Shannon Hills Bible Chapel, Greensboro. Burial will be in Graham Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to Benevolent Fund of Pittsboro, 1825 East Street, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312.

Mr. Elmer L. Coble
HAW RIVER — Mr. Elmer Long Coble, 87, 905 Keck Road, died at 1:05 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998 at White Oak Manor.
A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of the late Maggie Lewis Coble and Mrs. Bernice Cole Coble, who survives. He was retired from Kayser Roth Hosiery. He fought in World War II as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Other than his wife, he is survived by three duaghers, Mrs. Nellie Coble Crawford Boggs and Mrs. Sandra Cole Coffin, both of Haw River, and Mrs. Della Sue Cole Roberson of Burlington; a sister, Ms. Lucy Coble of Snow Camp; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Mr. Jackie Coble; two sisters, Mrs. Kathleen Miller and Mrs. Mary Jane Combs; and four brothers, Mr. Henry “Tag” Coble, Mr. John Coble, Mr. Lonnie Coble and Mr. Edgar “Dink” Coble.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Graham by the Rev. Richard Poindexter, pastor of First Baptist Church of Haw River, and Rev. James Rosser, pastor of Haw River Christian Church. The burial will be in Mt. Heron United Methodist Church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 p.m. today and at other times at the residence.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 2636, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27515-2636, or to the American Kidney Association.

Mr. Vernon Lee Porter 
GRAHAM — Mr. Vernon Lee Porter, 62, 5624 N.C. 87 South, Graham, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998 at home after one year of declining health.
A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Mrs. Janice Johnson Porter, who survives. Of the Baptist faith, he was the owner and operator of a local appliance business.
Survivors other than his wife include two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Linda) McKinney of Whitsett and Mrs. Gary (Diane) Moore of Mebane, seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. Pearl Lindsey Porter and Mrs. Maedell Morton Porter.
The funeral will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. David Jackson, pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Graham. The burial will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. At other times, the family will be at the home.

Mr. Raymond W. Hackler
EFLAND — Mr. Raymond W. Hackler, 81, 3325 U.S. Highway 70 East, Efland, died at 10:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998 at Durham Regional Medical Center after several years of declining health.
A native of Grayson County, Va., he was the husband of Mrs. Maggie Crabtree Hackler. He was retired from the Orange County School System. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of Efland United Methodist Church. 
Survivors other than his wife of the home include one daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Cecil of Efland; four sons, Mr. Douglas Hackler and Mr. Paige Hackler, both of Efland; Mr. Gary Hackler of Graham and Mr. Dennis Hacker of Mebane. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Laurie Delp of Virginia; one brother, Ralph Hackler of Greensboro; two step-daughters, seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. Elbert Kinley Hackler and Mrs. Rosa Wright Hackler.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998 at Efland United Methodist Church by the Revs. Jimmy Weaver and James Boyd. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at McClure Funeral Home in Mebane from 7 to 9 p.m. today and at other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to Efland United Methodist Church Memorial Association.

Mrs. Willie M.B. Patterson
BURLINGTON — Mrs. Willie May Brooks Patterson, 93, 7246 Shoe Road, died at 12:15 p.m. Sunday after one year of declining health.
A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Joseph G. Patterson Sr. She was a lifetime member of Springwood Presbyterian Church, a member of the adult Sunday school class, former secretary of the Women’s Bible Class, and a former member of the church choir.
She is survived by a son, Mr. Joseph “Pat” Patterson Jr. of Burlington; two granddaughters; three great-grandsons, one great-great granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. W. Arnold Brooks and Callie May Brooks, and by a great-granddaughter.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Springwood Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Johnathan Freeman. The burial will be in Alamance Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends at the Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 6 to 8 this evening. At other times, they will be at the residence of Mr. Joseph Patterson Jr., 7248 Shoe Road, Burlington.
Memorials may be made to the Springwood Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, Springwood Church Road, Gibsonville, N.C. 27249.

Mr. Daniel Crisp 
HILLSBOROUGH — Mr. Daniel Crisp of Brookshire Nursing Center, 57, died Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998.
He was native of Orange County.
He is survived by a daughter, Ms. LaShondra Crisp of Durham; five brothers, Mr. Clyde Crisp of Washington, D.C.; Mr. Melvin Crisp and Mr. Robert Crisp, both of Hillsborough; Edward Crisp of Mebane; and Clarence Crisp of Chapel Hill; and four sisters, Ms. Emily Poole of Burlington, Mrs. Alice Roberts of Derwood Md., and Ms. Janet Crisp and Ms. Mary Crisp, both of Hillsborough.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. Ed Hassell Crisp and Mrs. Mary Wagstaff Crisp.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Lipscombe Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. Kevin Miller. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the Chavis-Parker Funeral Home.


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