Miscellaneous Alamance County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Mr. Jake Reavis

GRAHAM ­ Mr. Jacob Lee "Jake" Reavis, 23, of 105 Holly Ridge Lane died at 11:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center, due to injuries recieve in an automobile accident.

A native of Alamance County, he was the son of Ms. Rachel Laws, who survives. He was a computer specialist with Sentry Data Systems and attended Swepsonville United Methodist Church.

Survivors other than his mother of the home include a sister, Miss Leigh Reavis of the home; and maternal grandmother, Mrs. Louise Laws of Swepsonville.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Graham by the Rev. Randy Innes, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Elon College. Burial will be in Graham Memorial Park.

The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 this [sun] evening, and at other times at the home.
 
 
 

Mrs. Elizabeth D. Tilley

FUQUAY-VARINA ­ Mrs. Elizabeth Dale Tilley, 91, of 100 Pine St. died Friday, Oct. 17, 1997.

She was the wife of the late Mr. Ernest Tilley; and the daugher of Mr. J.W. Dale and Mrs. Emily Talley Dale, both deceased. 

Survivors include a son, Mr. Jimmy Tilley of Fuquay-Varina; two daughters, Mrs. Jack (Nancy) Reams of Burlington and Ms. Emilie Tilley of Viginia Beach, Va.; a three brothers, Mr. Robert Lee Dale, Mr. J.W. Dale Jr. and Mr. D.T. Dale; 10 grandchldren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. today at Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Montlawn Memorial Park.

The family will be at the home.

Memorials may be made to the Music Ministires of the Fuquay-Varina United Methodst Church, 402 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina, N.C. 27526.
 
 
 

Mr. James T. Miller

LEXINGTON ­ Mr. James Thomas Miller, 83, of 15 Eastside Drive, died at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 1997, at N.C. Baptist Hospital after a short illness.

Born Oct. 27, 1913, in Davidson County, he was the husband of Mrs. Mary Lee Swicegood Miller, who survives, and the son of Mr. Arthur William Miller and Mrs. Maude Edwards Miller, both deceaed. He was retired from Seger Water Proofing Co. and was active in the Piedmont Ecuaiotncion Foundation at Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory and was a Life Center Vounteer. He was a member of Second United Church of Christ. 

Survivors other than his wife of the home include a son, Mr. Rober W. Miller of Bulinron; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Mr. Arthur Miller Jr.; and three sisters, Ms. Sarah Miller Lanier, Ms. Dorris Miller Smith and Ms. Mary Miller Jones.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Jerry Moore. Burial will be in Lexington City Cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to Second United Church of Christ Building Fund, 330 N. Church St., Lexington, N.C. 27292; or to a charity of choice.
 
 
 

Mrs. Nannie F. Russell

CEDAR GROVE ­ Mrs. Nannie Fuller Russell, 97, of 5514 Penecost Road died Friday, Oct. 17, 1997, at Hillhaven Rest Home in Chapel Hill after several years of failing health.

A native of Orange County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Clyde Russell, and the daugher of Mrs. James "Jim" Fuller and Mrs. Sallie Vincent Fuller, both deceased. She was a member of White Level Primitive Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Raven R. Byers of Philadelphia; Mrs. Macie R. Flythe of Conway and Mrs. Magdaline R. Anthony of Washington, D.C.; five sons, Mr. Clyde Russell Jr. of St. Louis, Mo., Mr. Bennnie Russell of Philadelphia, Mr. Herman Russell of Reidsville; Mr. James Russell of Siler City and Mr. Gaddis Russell of Cedar Grove.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Miles Chapel Baptist Church. The body will be placed in the church one hour before the service. Burial will be in Snow Hill Church Cemetery.

The famiy will be at Hargett and Bryant Funeral Home from 7 to 8 Wednesday evening, and at other times at the home.
 
 
 

Mrs. Lena C. James

MEBANE ­ Mrs. Lena Clarice James, 84, formerly of 103 W. Lee St., died Friday, Oct. 17, 1997, at Presbyterian Home of of Hawfields.

Born Dec. 12, 1912, she was the wife of the late Mr. Woodrow W. James. She was retired from Rose's Department Stores after 30 years of employment.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Melvin (Sandra) McCauely of Haw River; a brother, Mr. Archie Kenyon of Mebane; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery in Mebane.

The family will be at Walker's Funeral Home from 7 to 8 this evening, and at other times at 1350 Jimmie Kerr Road, Haw River.
 
 
 

Mrs. Mary Ann Callahan

ASHEBORO ­ Mrs. Mary Ann Callahan, 91, of 543 Burney Road died Friday, Oct. 17, 1997, at Chatham Hospital in Siler City.

A native of Surry County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Bill Callahan. She was a homemaker and a member of Little Vine Primitive Baptist Church.

Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Charles Ray (Ilene) Marion of Seagrove, Mrs. Mack (Bonnie) McGee and Mrs. Henry Eddie (Venar) Jones, both of Burlington, Ms. Ada Perry of St. Paul, N.C., Mrs. Jospeh (Sadie) Callahan of Henderson and Mrs. Kenneth (Mazie) Study of Siler City; two sons, Mr. Wililam F. Callahan and Mr. Deanie R. Callahan, both of Cedar Grove; a sister, Mrs. Ada Frances "Fannie" Johnson of Boonville; a brother, Mr. William Brian Gillispie of Asheboro; 19 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two infant daughters and one son, Mr. John Charles Callahan.

The funeral will be conducted at e p.m. Monday at Little Vine Primitive Baptsit Church in Dobson by the Rev. Willie Branch. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will be at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Ave., Asheboro, from 7 to 9 this [sun] evening. The family will be at the church from 1 to 3 Monday before the service. At other times the family will be at the ome of a son, Mr. William F. Callahan, 543 Burney Road, Asheboro.
 
 
 

Mr. Wade C. York

BURLINGTON _ Mr. Wade Cullins York, 70, of 1549 W. Davis St., died at 11:50 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, 1997, at home, after an illness of several months.

A native of Bellemont, he was the husband of Mrs. Alma Lee CArter York, who survives, and the son of Mr. Fred Willons York and Mrs. Sophronia Randolph York, both deceased. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theatre. He was a retired restaurant owner and a Mason. He was a member of New Castle Methodist Church in New Castle, Del.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include one daughter, Mrs. Linda Flieshman of Lansing, Mich.; three sons, Mr. Wayde R. York of Sterling, Va., Mr. Ray A. York of Newark, Del. and Mr. Gary C. York of Burlington; three sisters, Mrs. Elise Y. Low and Mrs. Helen Y. Kimbro, both of Burlington, and Mrs. Doris S. Longest of Elon College; three brothers, Mr. Elton Eugene York of Texas, Mr. Giles Lee York of Liberty and Mr. Morris Ray York of Charlotte; four half sisters, Mrs. Peggy Y. Dimont and Mrs. Sue Y. Emerson, both of Burlington, Mrs. Nancy Y. Dodson and Mrs. Sandra Y. Slaton. both of Mebane; three half brothers, Mr. Richard K. York, Mr. Fred W. York and Mr. Gerlad D. York, all of Burlington; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Ms. Nadie York; and two brothers, Mr. Vance Robert York and Mr. Bobby Van York.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Brookwood Baptist Church by Dr. Garry Baldwin, pastor. The body will be placed in the church one hour before the service. Burial will be in United Methodist Church cemetery.

The famiy will receive friends after the graveside serivce, and at other times at the home.
 
 
 

Mr. Kevin S. Cotton

HILLSBOROUGH _ Mr. Kevin S. Cotton, 21, of Cary, formerly of Hillsborough, died Friday, Oct. 17, 1997, at Rex Hospital.

Born Feb. 2, 1976, in Durham County, he was the son of Mr. Clifton Cotton and Mrs. Roxanne Dixon Cotton, who survive. He was a 1994 graduate of Orange High School, where he was in the band and on the basketball team. He attended Shaw University for two years and was enrolled in North Carolina Central University. He worked for Aacson Corp. in Research Triangle Park. He was a member of Greater Saint Paul Baptist Church.

Survivors other than his father of Durham, mother of New Jersey include a stepmother, Mrs. Lennix Ann Cotton of Hillsborough; two brothers, Mr. Keith Jerome Cotton of Carrboro and Mr. Calvin Eugene Dixon of Nashville, Tenn; two sisters, Ms. Corliss Renita Whtie of Glenn Burnie, Md. and Ms. Eria Darcie White of Durham; a grandmother, Mr. Eliza P. Wilson of Hillsborough; and a grandfather, Mr. Curtis Lee Cotton Sr. of Chapel Hill.

He was preceded in death by a grandmother, Ms. Sylvia N. Cotton and a grandfather, Mr. Robert L. Wilson.

The funeral will be conducted at noon Monday at Great St. Paul Baptist Church in Durham by the Rev. William H. Heigh. Burial will be in Carrboro Town Cemetery.

The family will be at Chavis-Parker Funeral Home for 6 to 7:30 this evening. 


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