Miscellaneous Alamance County, North Carolina Obituaries

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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. She was a member of Bethlehem Christian Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher.

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. today 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 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. Deloris B. Horner

BURLINGTON - Mrs. Deloris Bookout Horner, 86, formerly of Melody Lane, died at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, 1997, at Alamance Health Care Center.

A native of Cleveland County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Hubert Anderson Horner and the daughter of Mr. Colt Bookout and Mrs. Mary Hardin Bookout, both deceased.

Survivors include a son, Mr. Bruce L. ``Bob'' Roark of Burlington; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Alamance Memorial Park by the Rev. Don Swinney, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church.

The family will be at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 12:30 to 1:30 Thursday afternoon and at other times at the home of the son, Mr. Bob Roark, 616 Engleman Ave., Burlington.
 

Mr. William Isenberg

GIBSONVILLE - Mr. William W. ``Bill'' Isenberg, 68, of 400-41 Steele St., died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 1997, at his home after a long illness.

A native of Mifflin County, Pa., he was the husband of Mrs. Eleanor Lear Isenberg, who survives, and the son of Mr. Raymond M. Isenberg and Mrs. Gladys Whitsel Isenberg, both deceased. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a retired maintenance supervisor for Juniata Mifflin Vo. Tech. and a member of Beacon Baptist Church.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include a daughter, Mrs. Pamela ``Pam'' Carter of Yanceyville; a son, Mr. Raymond D. ``Ray'' Isenberg of Kimesville; a sister, Mrs. Harriet Curry of Lewistown, Pa.; three grandchildren; and four stepgrandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Beacon Baptist Church by the Rev. Greg Barkman, pastor, the Rev. Chris Haizlip, pastor of Friendship Baptist Church and the Rev. Herman ``Tommy'' Gregory, pastor of Light of the World Ministry. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. Burial will be in Graham Memorial Park.

The family will be at Lowe Funeral Home from 6:30 to 8:30 this evening and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to The Light of the World Ministry, 553 Kerr Chapel Road, Burlington, N.C. 27217.
 
 

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Mr. William R. Capps

BURLINGTON - Mr. William Ross ``Billy'' Capps, 55, of 4145 Bellemont-Mt. Hermon Road, died at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, 1997, at Duke University Medical Center after a brief illness.

A native of Durham County, he was the son of Mr. Dewey Levenworth Capps and Mrs. Roxie Muzetta Isley Capps, both deceased. He was an automobile salesman and a member of Bellemont United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the Men's Bible Class.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Shelli Ross Capps Clark of Wake Forest; a son, Mr. Rodney Van Capps of Burlington; two sisters, Mrs. Frances Nichols and Mrs. Audrey Askew, both of Burlington; two brothers, Mr. Neil Capps and Mr. Harold Capps, both of Burlington; and a grandchild.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Mr. D. L. Capps Jr., Mr. Leslie Capps and Mr. Burleigh Capps.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Bellemont United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jeff Roberts, pastor, and the Rev. R.E.L. Moser, Methodist minister. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. 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.

Memorials may be made to Bellemont United Methodist Church, 4039 Markwood Drive, Burlington, N.C. 27215.
 
 

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Mr. Leroy Richmond

DANVILLE, VA. - Mr. Leroy Richmond, 74, of 1693 Slade Road, formerly of 4378 Stephentown Road in Blanch, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 1997, at the Danville Regional Medical Center.

Born Nov. 22, 1922, in Caswell County, he was the husband of Mrs. Clara Mae McCain Richmond, who survives, and the son of Mr. Tom Richmond and Mrs. Mary Lea Richmond, both deceased. He was a retired boiler operator for Levine Brothers of Burlington, a tobacco farmer and a member of River Zion Baptist Church.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include six sons, Mr. Robert Richmond of Hyattsville, Md., Mr. William Richmond of Springdale, Md., Mr. Nathaniel Richmond of Largo, Md., Mr. Harvey Richmond of Milton, Mr. Tommy Richmond of Greensboro and Mr. Donnell Richmond of Silver Spring, Md.; four daughters, Mrs. Rosa R. Harrell of Hyattsville, Mrs. Betty Thaxton and Mrs. Shirley Walker, both of Blanch, and Mrs. Sarah R. Shepard of Goldsboro; one brother, Mr. Bethel Richmond of Marietta, Ga.; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Shaw of Burlington; 22 grandchildren; and 15 great-granchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at River Zion Baptist Church by the Rev. Tyrone Thornton. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will be at Fulton Funeral Home from 7 to 8 Thursda, October 16 evening and at other times at the home.
 
 

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Mrs. Betty G. Cooper

BURLINGTON - Mrs. Betty Gibbons Cooper, 71, of 1801 Dorsett St., died at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, 1997, at her home after a long illness.

She was the wife of the late Mr. Billy Cooper.

Lowe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
 
 

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Mr. Raymond S. Ragan

GIBSONVILLE - Mr. Raymond Sherman Ragan, 61, of 843 Smith Drive, formerly of Hillsborough, died Wednesday morning, Oct. 15, 1997, in Jefferson Care Center in Yanceyville after a period of failing health.

A native of Oxford, he was the son of Mr. Brodie Ragan and Mrs. Annie Mae Gilbert Ragan, both deceased. He was employed with P. Lorillard Tobacco Company and was a member of Twin Oaks Holiness Church in Gibsonville.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Debbie R. Atkins of Gibsonville; a son, Mr. Darrell Ragan of Gibsonville, three brothers, Mr. Ralph Ragan of Durham, Mr. Roland Ragan of Hillsborough and Mr. Tom Ragan of Stoney Creek; and four grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Clements Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Tommy Scronce and the Rev. Henry Reese. Burial will be in Mount Zion Baptist Church cemetery in Berea.

The family will be at Clements Funeral Home from 7 to 9 this evening and at other times at the home of his brother, Mr. Ralph Ragan, 4440 Murphy School Road, Durham.
 
 

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Mrs. Tonya C. Kimrey

BURLINGTON - Mrs. Tonya Lynn Cox Kimrey, 45, of 5321 Rascoe Dameron Road, died at 9:05 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after an illness of one year, two days critical.

Born Aug. 21, 1952, in Alamance County, she was the wife of Mr. Gregory Kimrey, who survives, and the daughter of Mr. Oby Cox, who survives and the late Mrs. Annie Susan Powell Cox. She was a homemaker and a member of Eastside Baptist Church in Mebane.

Survivors other than her husband of the home and father of Burlington include a daughter, Miss Sabrina Kimrey of the home; and a sister, Ms. Pat Cathey of Graham.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Eastside Baptist Church in Mebane by the Rev. Chuck Perkins and the Rev. Perry Cross. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Mebane from 6 to 8 this evening and at other times at the home of her sister, Ms. Pat Cathey, 1854 Alco St., Graham.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1226 Huffman Mill Road, Burlington, N.C. 27215.
 
 

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Mrs. Viola B. Johnson

YANCEYVILLE - Mrs. Viola Bigelow Johnson, 82, of 142 Old Bigelow Road, died Monday, Oct. 13, 1997, at Danville Regional Medical Center.

Born Feb. 13, 1915, in Caswell County, she was the wife of the late Mr. George Waymond Johnson and the daughter of Mr. Eddie Bigelow and Mrs. Cora Sellars Bigelow, both deceased. She was a homemaker and a member of Burton Chapel Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Mr. Joe Johnson of Bronx, N.Y., Mr. Jerry Johnson of Roxboro and Mr. Larry Johnson of Yanceyville; six daughters, Ms. Janie Johnson, Ms. Annie Johnson, Ms. Rosa Johnson, Mrs. Dorothy Williams, Ms. Gwendolyn Taylor, all of Manhattan, N.Y., and Mrs. Louise Apson of Bronx; two brothers, the Rev. Graham Bigelow of Newark, N.J. and Mr. James Bigelow of Mebane; a sister, Mrs. Ressie Jefferson of Newark; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Burton Chapel Baptist Church by the Rev. Boswell. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will be at Fulton Funeral Home from 7 to 8 Friday evening and at other times at the home.
 
 

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Mr. Richard Paschal

REIDSVILLE - Mr. Richard Mills Paschal, 94, of 9618 U.S. 158, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 1997, at Maplewood Nursing Center.

A native of Rockingham County, he was the husband of Mrs. Martha Witty Paschal who died in 1986 and the son of Mr. David L. Paschal and Mrs. Annie Tate Paschal, both deceased. He lived in the Monroeton Community most of his life. He was a retired farmer and was of the Primitive Baptist faith.

Survivors include a daughter, Ms. Becky Paschal of the home; a son, Mr. Richard Ernest Paschal of Burlington; a brother, Mr. Roy Paschal of Reidsville; two sisters, Ms. Onie P. Isley and Ms. Ruby P. Hammock, both of Reidsville; and two grandchildren.

City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.


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