Miscellaneous Alamance County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Mr. Herman Alexander Rudisill
Mr. Herman Alexander Rudisill, 77, of 203 Tremont Drive, died at 3:50 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1997, at The Hospice Home after several months of failing health.

A native of Catawba County, he was the husband of Mrs. Frances Geneva Hildebran Rudisill, who survives, and the son of Mr. John Alexander Rudisill and Mrs. Daisy Alley Rudisill, both deceased. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired sales supervisor for Coble Dairy. He was a member of First Reformed United Church of Christ, where he was an elder and a member of The Men's Bible Class.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include a daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Linda) Dennis of Matthews; a son, Mr. Daniel A. Rudisill of Greensboro; a sister, Ms. Irene Hughey of Conover; and two grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Nancy Gabriel and Mrs. Colleen Lutz.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Phil Myers, pastor of First Reformed United Church of Christ. 

Burial will be in Alamance Memorial Park Mausoleum.

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

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

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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.

A native of Hannibal, Mo., she was the wife of the late Mr. Billy Lee Cooper and the daughter of Mr. Burt Gibbons and Mrs. Sadie Evans Gibbons, both deceased. She was a homemaker and a member of Hocutt Memorial Baptist Church.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Bill (Melanie) Steelman of Burlington, Mrs. Julian (Frankie) Gusset of Redding, Calif., Mrs. Michael (Janie) Troupe of Chilcoot, Calif., and Mrs. Louis (Rhonda) Siqueido of Calpine, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Iva Wordley of Lynwood, Calif., Mrs. Wilma ``Cotty'' McCartney of Barry, Ill., and Mrs. Margery Jeffreys of Lancaster, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hocutt Memorial

Baptist Church by the Rev. E. Al Roberts, pastor.

The family will be at Hocutt Memorial Baptist Church following the service and at other times at the home.

Lowe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

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Mrs. Dorothy F. Haase

GIBSONVILLE -- Mrs. Dorothy Lillian Fritz Haase, 87, died Monday, Oct. 20, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center.

A native of Hudson County, N.J., she was the daughter of Mr. Charles Fritz and Mrs. Catherine Walters Fritz, both deceased. She was a former real estate executive.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Nancy H. Cohoon of Gibsonville and Mrs. Barbara Mahler of Elon College; a sister, Mrs. Grace Curran of St. Louis, Mo.; and three grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lowe Funeral Home.

There will be no visitation.
 
 

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Mr. James R. Redd

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Mr. James Ralph Redd, 76, died Monday, Sept. 29, 1997.

Born May 17, 1921, in Sparta, he was the son of Mr. George Emit Redd and Mrs. Verna Cox Redd, both deceased. He was a World War II veteran and a retired social worker in Orangeburg, N.Y.

Survivors include a niece and nephews, all of Alamance County.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Mr. George Robert Redd.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Reign Sturdivants Chapel in Independence, Va. Burial will be in The Baptist Church of Independence cemetery.

Lowe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

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Ms. Angela N. Smith

Ignacio Garcia

LIBERTY -- Ms. Angela Ne'cole Smith, 20, of 4550 Woodvery Drive, died Monday, Oct. 20, 1997, at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, where her infant son, Ignacio Garcia, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 1997.

Both natives of Guilford County, she is survived by her parents, Ms. Sandra B. Smith and Mr. Johnny Smith, both of Liberty; a sister, Ms. Laura Smith of Liberty; a maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ruby Barrett of Lexington; and a paternal grandmother, Mrs. Elsie Smith of Liberty. She was a homemaker.

He was survived by his mother and father, Mr. Ignacio Garcia, of the home; maternal grandparents; a paternal grandfather, Mr. Onesimo Garcia of Mexico; and maternal great-grandmothers.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Loflin Funeral Home Chapel in Liberty. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Christian Church cemetery.

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

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Mrs. Mary P. Dickens

BURLINGTON -- Mrs. Mary Blanch Phillips Dickens of 1475 Monroe Holt Road died at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1997, at Alamance Health Care Center.

Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
 
 

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Mr. Robert J. McGlone

CAROLINA BEACH -- Mr. Robert J. McGlone, of 212 Carolina Sands Drive, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1997, at his home.

He was the husband of Mrs. Margaret H. McGlone, who survives. He moved to Carolina Beach from Garden City, N.Y., after retiring as a project engineer from Slattery Associates, N.Y. He was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include three daughters, Mrs. Brian (Teresa) Day of Wake Forest, Mrs. Rob (Patricia) Gasparello of Burlington and Mrs. Alan (Barbara) Keyes of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; and three grandchildren.

Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel of Wilmington is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, P.O. Box 2122, Burlington, N.C. 27216, or to Camp Carefree, 275 Carefree Lane, Stokesdale, N.C. 27357.

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Ms. Bessie C. Snider

LEXINGTON -- Ms. Bessie Faye Coggins Snider, 74, of 190 Walnut Grove Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1997, at Rowan Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. 

Born Sept. 18, 1923, in Davidson County, she was the daughter of Mr. William Coggins and Mrs. Ila Coggins, both deceased. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Mr. James Snider of the home; three sisters, Ms. Jettie Corriher of New London, Ms. Annie Lanier and Ms. Kate Kirk, both of Lexington; two brothers, Mr. Shelton Coggins of Burlington and Mr. Jessie Coggins of Albemarle; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be condcuted at 2 p.m. Friday at Timberlake Chapel at Piedmont Funeral Home by the Rev. Gene Davis. Burial will be in Tom's Creek Primitive Baptist Church cemetery.

The family will be at Piedmont Funeral Home from 7 to 9 Thursday evening.

Memorials may be made to Grace Missionary Baptist Church, 335 Carl Pressley Road, Lexington, N.C. 27292.
 

Mrs. Eleanor Carroll
MEBANE -- Mrs. Eleanor Matuski Carroll, 70, of 1938 Jones Drive, died at 1:25  p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1997, at her home after a brief illness.

Born Jan. 1, 1927, in Staten Island, N.Y., she was the wife of the late Mr. Warren Philip Carroll, and the daughter of Mrs. Vera Lang Matuski, who survives, and the late Mr. Jackob Matuski. She was a member of the Guilford County Board of Elections for many years and a volunteer at the Gateway
Education Center in Greensboro. She was a homemaker.

Survivors other than her mother include three daughters, Ms. Susan Blanch of Staten Island, Mrs. Nancy Nolan of Andover, Minn. and Ms. Janet Mauldin of Mebane; a sister, Ms. Mary Samulski Whiting of New Jersey; and seven grandchildren.

A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday at Agape Baptist Church in Mebane by the Rev. Steve Hinton, pastor. Inurnment will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10, in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

The family will be at the home.

McClure Funeral Service in Mebane is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to United Cerebral Palsy, 103 Creek Ridge Road, Greensboro, N.C. 27406, or to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, 730 Hermitage Road, Burlington, N.C. 27215.

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Mrs. Winifred Henry

YANCEYVILLE -- Mrs. Winifred Graves Henry, 79, of 8-E Old Farm Apartments, died Monday, Oct. 20, 1997, at her home.

Born March 21, 1918, in Caswell County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Gerald Henry and the daughter of Mr. Oscar Graves and Mrs. Mallie Graves, both deceased. She was a member of Graves Chapel Baptist Church and was a former claims handler with Metropolitan Insurance Company.

Survivors include two sisters, Ms. Mary G. Davis of Yanceyville and Mrs. Barbara G. Mills of Reidsville.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at Graves Chapel Baptist Church by the Rev. Kenneth Walker. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will be at the home.

Fulton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Mr. Coy J. Bigelow

GREEN LEVEL -- Mr. Coy Junior Bigelow, 44, of 2629 East Simpson Road, died at 8:57 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center.

A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Mrs. Becky Crawford Bigelow, who survives, and the son of Mrs. Lucy H. Bigelow, who survives, and the late Mr. Coy Bigelow Sr. He was a graduate of Williams High School and a military policeman with the U.S. Army.

Survivors other than his wife and mother, both of Graham, include two daughters, Miss Risha M. Bigelow and Ms. Evangela A. Bigelow, both of Graham; a son, Mr. Coy Lynell Bigelow of Graham; and a grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Mr. Michael L. Bigelow.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hargett and Bryant Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Robert Vanhook. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery, veteran section.

The family will be at Hargett and Bryant Funeral Home from 6 to 7 Friday evening and at other times at the home of his mother, Mrs. Lucy H. Bigelow, 7-A Cates Circle, Graham.

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Mrs. Mary P. Dickens

BURLINGTON -- Mrs. Mary Blanche Phillips Dickens, 81, of 1475 Monroe Holt Road, died at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1997, at Alamance Health Care Center after three years of failing health.

A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Charles William Dickens Sr. and the daughter of Mr. H. Claude Phillips and Mrs. Safrona Robbins Phillips, both deceased. She was a member of First Reformed United Church of Christ.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Beverly Joan Hatrock of Couer D'Alene, Idaho; three sons, Mr. Charles Dickens Jr. of Elon College, Mr. Ben E. Dickens of Burlington and Mr. Danny C. Dickens of Chicago; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Wanda Sadler of Graham; a stepson, Mr. Robert E. Dickens of Atlanta; a brother, Mr. O.D. ``Doc'' Phillips of Liberty; and five grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Graham by the Rev. Tim Stevens and the Rev. Brad Griese, co-pastors of Whitsett Baptist Church. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.

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

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Mrs. Inez W. Sumner

BURLINGTON -- Mrs. Inez Warren Sumner, 81, of 2013 S. Mebane St., died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997, at her home after six months of failing health.

A native of Guilford County, she was the wife of the late Mr. R. Avery Sumner and the daughter of Mr. John Phillip Warren and Mrs. Blanche Faucette Warren, both deceased. She was retired from Carolina Hosiery Mill. She was a member of Piedmont Presbyterian Church, where she was a member of the Circle. She worked  in food service at Turrentine Middle School.

Survivors include two sons, Mr. Robert W. ``Bob'' Sumner of Raleigh and Mr. James Timothy ``Tim'' Sumner of Burlington; two sisters, Mrs. Helen W. Lowe and Miss Lucille Warren, both of Greensboro; three brothers, Mr. Thomas H. Warren of Browns Summit, Mr. Jack Warren of Greensboro and Mr. Marion Warren of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Addie Lea and Mrs. Francis Mitchell; and three brothers, Mr. Argus Warren, Mr. Bill Warren and Mr. John Warren.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Alamance Memorial Park by the Rev. Morton Kurtz, pastor of Piedmont Presbyterian Church.

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

Memorials may be made to Piedmont Presbyterian Church, 1001 Rainey St., Burlington, N.C. 27217 or to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, P.O. Box 2122, Burlington, N.C. 27216.

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Mrs. Sadie G. Morrow

PHILADELPHIA -- Mrs. Sadie Graves Morrow, 75, of 2617 W. Ingersoll St., died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 1997, at Fitzgerald-Mercy Hospital.

Born Sept. 12, 1922, in Caswell County, she was the wife of the late Mr. William Thomas Morrow and the daughter of Mr. Jessie Graves and Mrs. Maggie Graves, both deceased. She was a retired nurse.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Theresa Wilson of Philadelphia; a half brother, Mr. George Graves of Reidsville; and four grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Fulton Funeral Chapel.

Burial will be in the Veteran Cemetery in Danville, Va.

The family will be at Fulton Funeral Home from 4 to 8 this evening.

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Mrs. Rosaland Burnette

BALTIMORE -- Mrs. Rosaland Burnette died Saturday, Oct. 18, 1997, in Baltimore.
A native of Roxboro, she was the daughter of Mr. Zebedee Norwood and Mrs. Lossie Norwood Reaves, both deceased.
Survivors include three daughters, Ms. JoAnn Burnette, Ms. Yvonne Burnette and
Ms. Lee Burnette, all of Baltimore; a son, Mr. Jerry Burnette of Baltimore; six sisters, Mrs. Nettie Ireland, Mrs. Virginia Enoch, Mrs. Harnetha Doby, Mrs. Lillie Battle and Mrs. Gladys Shaw, all of Burlington, and Mrs. Lula Watties of Washington, D.C.; and a brother, Mr. Daniel Reaves of Burlington.
A memorial service will be conducted Saturday at Power of Faith Church in Baltimore.
Hargett and Bryant Funeral Home provided local information.


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