Miscellaneous Alamance County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Mrs. Helen C. Farrell

GRAHAM - Mrs. Helen Cheek Farrell, 79, of 1003 Camelot Lane died at 1:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.

A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late Mr. George Woodrow ``Woody'' Farrell, and the daughter of Mr. Alford Elmer Cheek and Mrs. Carrie Councilman Cheek, both deceased. She was a member of the Christian Bible Fellowship and was a homemaker.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Steve (Jerrie Sue) Carver of the home; one son, Mr. Donald Farrell of New Bern; and one grandchild.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lowe Funeral Home by the Rev. Bruce Readling, pastor of Christian Bible Fellowship. Burial will be in Alamance Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Lowe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Christian Bible Fellowship Building Fund, Attn: Shirley Thompson, 1312 Granville St., Burlington, N.C. 27215.
 
 

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Mr. James Crumpton

BURLINGTON - Mr. James Aaron Crumpton, 79, of 7406 Kerr's Chapel Road died at 6:10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, 1997, at Hospice Home of Burlington after several years of failing health, five weeks critical.

A native of Caswell County, he was the husband of Mrs. Sarah Shelton Crumpton, who survives, and the son of Mr. George Crumpton and Mrs. Emma Belton Crumpton, both deceased. He was a retired textile employee and farmer. He was a member of Trinity Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Chambers of Burlington and Mrs. Gladys Hensley of Elon College; and a brother, Mr. Roy Crumpton of Providence, North Carolina.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Graham by the Rev. Gaylord Dix, pastor of Trinity Missionary Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at McClure Funeral Home in Graham,[ Monday] and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 329, Reidsville, N.C. 27320 or to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, P.O. Box 2122, Burlington, N.C. 27216-2122.
 
 

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Mr. Charlie Cahill

AXTON, Va. - Mr. Charlie Cahill, 10, of 978 Irisburg Road died Friday, Oct. 10, 1997, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville, Va.

A native of Martinsville, he was the son of Mr. John D. Cahill and Mrs. Lisa Utt Cahill, formerly of Alamance County, who survive. He was a student at Irisburg Elementary School.

Survivors other than his parents of the home, include a grandfather, Mr. Earl C. Utt of Axton; a grandmother, Mrs. Mary ``Granny'' Utt of Axton; and a great-grandmother, Ms. Olivia Utt of Hillsville, Va.

He was preceded in death by a grandfather, Mr. Zackery ``Dillard'' Cahill; a grandmother, Mrs. Rose Putzil Pharis Cahill; a great-grandfather, Mr. Earl E. Utt; and a great-grandmother, Ms. Gertie Hawks.

The funeral was conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday at Tomlinson Funeral Home by the Rev. Dale Reynolds and Mr. Monroe Light. Burial will be a private ceremony at 1 p.m. today.

Tomlinson Funeral Home in Ridgeway, Va., is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

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Mr. Terry M. Morgan

AYDEN - Mr. Terry Michael Morgan, 32, died Friday, Oct. 10, 1997, at Kitty Askins Center, Goldsboro.

He was the husband of Mrs. Amanda Hill Morgan, who survives, and the son of Mr. Jerry Michael Morgan and Mrs. Kaye Pace Morgan of Graham. He was employed by E.I. DuPont Co. and was a member of Ayden United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the Ayden United Methodist Men. He attended Appalachian State University and Mt. Olive College.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include one son, Mr. Luke Morgan of the home; one daughter, Ms. Elizabeth Morgan of the home; and one sister, Ms. Janet Petra of the Netherlands.

The graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Alamance Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Ayden United Methodist Church for brain-tumor research.
 

Mrs. Lacala P. Oakes

BURLINGTON - Mrs. Lacala Patterson Oakes, 58, of 6236 Pagetown Road, died at 7:10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, 1997, at her home after three years of failing health.

A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of Mr. Robert Loren Oakes, who survives, and the daughter of Mr. Sam Holt and Mrs. Nanny Lou Thomasson Patterson, both deceased. She was a 1957 graduate of Altamahaw-Ossipee School and a 1961 graduate of Elon College, where she was a member of Delta Epsilon Kappa. She taught at J.F. Webb High School in Granville County, where she was a basketball coach. She taught at Western Middle School for 12 years, where she was the athletics director, softball and volleyball coach, and was Teacher of the Year. The Lacala Oakes Athletic Leadership Award was named in her honor.

Survivors other than her husband of the home include two daughters, Mrs. Alan (Samra) Bailey of Graham and Mrs. Brian (Robbyn) Harper of Gibsonville; a sister, Ms. Gayle Efird of Burlington; and a brother, Mr. Thomas R. Patterson of Burlington.

She was preceded in death by a daughter and a brother, Mr. Leighton H. Patterson.

The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Bethlehem Christian Church by the Rev. Dave Gilbert, 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 Lowe Funeral Home from 7 to 9 this evening and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Christian Church Building Fund, 3625 Altamahaw Church St., Elon College, N.C. 27244 or to the American Cancer Society, 1236 Huffman Mill Road, Suite 1050, Burlington, N.C. 27215.
 
 

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Mrs. Alice W. Gray

BURLINGTON - Mrs. Alice Whitaker Gray, 74, of 135 Lunsford Drive, died at 5:38 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, 1997, at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro after a critical illness of several days.

A native of Wake County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Leonard Gray Sr. and the daughter of Mr. Walter Whitaker and Mrs. Frances Turner Whitaker, both deceased. She was a member of New Covenant United Holy Church.

Survivors include four daughters, Ms. Mae Frances Whitaker of Greensboro, Mrs. Geraldine McLean of Graham, Ms. Lisa Gray and Mrs. Linda Jackson of Burlington; five sons, Mr. Leonard Gray Jr. of Jersey City, N.J., Mr. Billy Whitaker of Washington, D.C., Mr. Michael Gray, Mr. Richard Gray and Mr. Leroy Gray, all of Burlington; a sister, Mrs. Willa Williams of Raleigh; 22 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Mr. Jackie Clyburn.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at New Covenant United Holy Church by Bishop Harry L. Cohen, pastor. The body will be placed in the church one hour before the service. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery.

The family will be at Hargett and Bryant Funeral Home from 6 to 7 this evening and at other times at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Geraldine McLean, 402 E. Gilbreath St., Graham.
 
 

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Mr. Lawrence Gilchrist

WHITSETT - Mr. Lawrence Gilchrist, 56, of 941 Boone Valley Road, died Friday evening, Oct. 10, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.

A native of Mullens, S.C., he was the husband of Mrs. Helen Burnette Gilchrist, who survives, and the son of Mr. Hezzekiah Gilchrist and Mrs. Nora Nelson Gilchrist, both deceased.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include two sons, Mr. William Wilbert Turner of Burlington and Mr. Robert Lewis Burnette Gilchrist of the home; three sisters, Mrs. Shirley Reaves, Ms. Linda Gilchrist and Ms. Ella N. Gilchrist, all of Jersey City, N.J.; three brothers, Mr. James P. Gilchrist and Mr. John Lee Gilchrist, both of Burlington, and Mr. Sammy Gilchrist of Newark, N.J.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Loretta Ingram and two brothers, Mr. Ernest Gilchrist and Mr. Raymond Gilchrist.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in North Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. W.J. Holt.

There will be no visitation.

Hargett and Bryant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

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Mrs. Alice L. Simmons

GRAHAM - Mrs. Alice Louise Simmons, 99, of 208 Stone Road, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 1997, at White Oak Manor after a long illness.

A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Augusta Simmons and the daughter of Mr. Joseph Foust and Mrs. Kiziah Morrow Foust, both deceased. She was a homemaker and a member of Maxwell Chapel A.M.E. Church, where she was a class leader and a member of the Senior Choir.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Alice Adell Compton of the home; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth ``Polly'' Parson.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Maxwell Chapel A.M.E. Church by the Rev. Paul Rigsbee, pastor. The body will be placed in the church one hour before the service. Burial will be in Farr-Morr Cemetery in Saxapahaw.

The family will be at Maxwell Chapel A.M.E. Church 30 minutes before the service and at other times at the home.

Sharpe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

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Mrs. Lucille S. Woods

BURLINGTON - Mrs. Lucille F. Sorrell Woods, 84, of White Oak Manor, formerly of Main Street in Haw River, died at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 13, 1997, at her home after several years of failing health.

A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Lawrence Sorrell and the late Mr. Cecil S. Woods. She was the daughter of Mr. Sterling Taylor Foster and Mrs. Esther Storey Foster, both deceased. She was a nurse for Dr. A.J. Ellington and was a retired registered nurse as visiting nurse for Western Electric in 1977. She was a member of The Retired Nurses Association and First Baptist Church of Haw River.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Betty Coble of Burlington.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Mr. Tracy L. Foster, Mr. William E. Foster and Mr. Harris Foster; and four sisters, Ms. Myrtle Thompson, Ms. Blanche May, Ms. Joy Belle Rice and Ms. Ollie Jordan.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington by the Rev. Richard G. Poindexter, pastor of First Baptist Church of Haw River. Burial will be in Alamance Memorial Park.

The family will be at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 7 to 9 this evening and at other times at the home of her niece, Ms. Shirley Marley, 3139 Alamance Road, Burlington.

Memorials may be made to the Elon Homes for Children, P.O. Box 157, Elon College, N.C. 27244, or The First Baptist Church of Haw River, 508 E. Main St., Haw River, N.C. 27258 or to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, P.O. Box 2122, Burlington, N.C. 27216.
 
 

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Mrs. Mary N. Wellons

BURLINGTON - Mrs. Mary Neighbors Wellons, 77, of 1987 Hilton Road, formerly of McCray Road, died at 4:25 a.m. Monday, Oct. 13, 1997, at Alamance Health Care Center after six and a half years of failing health, one month critical.

A native of Caswell County, she was the wife of the late Mr. James E. Wellons and the daughter of Mr. Charlie Neighbors and Mrs. Daisey Dean Neighbors, both deceased. She was a homemaker and a member of Long's Chapel United Church of Christ.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Catherine W. Rudd of Burlington, Mrs. Barbara W. Steelman of Kernersville, Mrs. Faye W. Thompson of Sanford and Mrs. Martha W. Norton of Graham; two sons, Mr. James E. Wellons Jr. and Mr. Wiley H. Neighbors, both of Burlington; a sister, Mrs. Carrie N. McGuire of Yanceyville; a brother, Mr. John Neighbors of Yanceyville; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Long's Chapel United Church of Christ cemetery by the Rev. Homer Frye, pastor of Long's Chapel United Church of Christ.

The family will be in Long's Chapel United Church of Christ fellowship hall after the service.

McClure Funeral Home in Graham is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Long's Chapel United Church of Christ, 2364 N.C. 49 North, Burlington, N.C. 27217.


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