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Mr. Carroll W. Ruff

CONCORD -- Mr. Carroll Wayne Ruff, 56, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997, at the Concord Nursing Center.
Born July 16, 1941, in Bryson City, he was the son of Mr. Harrison Ruff and
Mrs. Mamie Lou Ellen Ruff, both deceased. He was a retired self-employed truck
driver for Fred Grove Company in Leland.
Survivors include five daughters, Ms. Carol Ann Hill of Winston-Salem, Ms.
Terry Lynn Ruff and Ms. Virginia Faye Ruff, both of Graham, Ms. Elizabeth Kay
Parrish of Haw River and Ms. Cynthia Lynn Ruff of Faith; a son, Mr. Wayne
Jackson Ruff of Rockwell; two brothers, Mr. Lonnie Ruff of Mebane and Mr.
Homer Ruff of Richmond, Va.; three sisters, Ms. Hilda Somers and Ms. Irene
Hardin, both of Burlington; and Ms. Magdalene Gallagher of Fredricton, Canada;
and four grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. today at Whitley's Funeral Home in
Kannapolis. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cabarrus County, P.O. Box 1235, Concord,
N.C. 28082, or the charity of choice.

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Mrs. Shirley H. Cook
CHAPEL HILL -- Mrs. Shirley Hanks Cook, 52, of 1005 Pineview Road, died
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill after 12 years of
failing health.
A native of Orange County, she was the wife of Mr. Christopher Elgin Cook, who
survives, and the daughter of Mr. Freddie P. Hanks and Mrs. Virginia Crider
Hanks, both deceased. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
Survivors other than her husband of the home include two daughters, Mrs. Mary
Ellen Thompson of Saxapahaw and Mrs. Ann Emory of Chapel Hill; two sons, Mr.
Paul L. Cook of Durham and Mr. Chris Cook of Mebane; a sister, Mrs. Phyllis
Kay Neal of Graham; four brothers, Mr. Freddie Hanks of Fayetteville, Mr.
Thomas ``Pete'' Hanks of Chapel Hill, Mr. Frank Hanks of Burlington and Mr.
James ``Butch'' Hanks of Gibsonville; and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Ms. Marie Neal.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at McClure Funeral Home
Chapel in Graham by the Rev. Frank Foy, pastor of Bethel Baptist Church of
Chapel Hill. Burial will be in Moores Chapel cemetery.
The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 7 to 9 this evening
and at other times at the home.

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Mrs. Martha M. Irwin
YORK, Ala. -- Mrs. Martha Virginia McGowen Irwin, 84, died Monday, Oct. 20,
1997, at Everett, Wash.
Born Jan. 2, 1913, in Cuba, Ala., she was the wife of the late Mr. Wade
Sylvester Irwin and the daughter of Mr. Thomas Pinckney McGowen and Mrs. Ada
Davis McGowen, both deceased. She graduated with a degree in music from Judson
College in Marion, Ala. She completed graduate work in piano at the Cincinnati
Conservatory. She taught music in Birmingham, Ala., and Sumter County school
systems. She completed graduate courses in psychology, counseling and guidance
from the University of Alabama. She was dean of women and professor of
education at the University of West Alabama. She was faculty adviser for
Cardinal Key, Panhellenic Council and Association of Women Students. She was a
member of American Association of University Women, Alpha Delta Kappa and The
Teacher's Association. She was a member of the West Alabama Mental Health
Board for many years.
Survivors include two daughters, Ms. Mary Virginia ``Ginnie'' Sibum and Ms.
Sylvia Irwin, both of Everett; and a brother, Mr. Thomas Davis McGowen of
Burlington.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at York Presbyterian Church.
The family will receive friends Monday at Roy Funeral Home in York, Ala.,
which is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Virginia M. Irwin Scholarship at the University of
West Alabama, Livingston, Ala., and York Presbyterian Church.
Rich and Thompson Funeral Home provided local information.

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Mrs. Zelma McIntyre
BURLINGTON -- Mrs. Ida Zelma Cozart McIntyre, 83, of 617 Avon Ave., died at
12:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after
a brief illness.
A native of Durham County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Francis F.
McIntyre and the daughter of Mr. Hunter McGuire Cozart and Mrs. Mary Cash
Cozart, both deceased. She was retired from Dura-Tread Hosiery Mills and was a
Baptist.
Survivors include a brother, Mr. Lloyd Cozart of Burlington; and two sisters,
Mrs. Ruth McIntyre of Altamahaw and Mrs. Dora Snipes of Saxapahaw.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Alice Clayton and Mrs. Effie
Bowling; and three brothers, Mr. Alfred Cozart, Mr. Thomas Cozart and Mr.
David Cozart.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel
by the Rev. Bob Stephenson, associate pastor of Glen Hope Baptist Church.
Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.
The family will be at Lowe Funeral Home from 7 to 9 this evening and at other
times at the home.

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Mr. Charles Covington
BURLINGTON -- Mr. Charles Preston Covington, 64, of 706 Huffman Mill Road,
Apt. N-3, died at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997, at The Hospice Home
after an illness of several months.
A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Mrs. Nellie Boswell
Covington, who survives, and the son of Mr. Otis Covington and Mrs. Juanita
Leath Covington, both deceased.
Survivors other than his wife of the home include a daughter, Miss Chanda
Covington of New York; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Ann Covington of Philadelphia; and
a brother, Mr. Otis Covington Jr. of Austin, Texas.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Green Level United Church
of Christ by the Rev. Coslow E. Holt, pastor. 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 Green Level United Church of Christ 30 minutes before
the service and at other times at the home.
Hargett and Bryant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell.

Mrs. Lucille J. Reid
GIBSONVILLE -- Mrs. Lucille Jones Reid, 83, of 4843 N.C. 87 North, died at
1:06 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 1997, at Skilled Nursing Division of Alamance
Regional Medical Center after a long illness.
A native of Al a mance County, she was the wife of the late Mr. William
Nathaniel Reid, and the daughter of Mr. John Richard Jones and Mrs. Lela Oakes
Jones, both deceased. She and her husband operated a diary farm in the Shiloh
community. She was a member of the Altamahaw-Ossipee Extension Club and the
Altamahaw-Ossipee Civitan Club. She was a life member of Shiloh United
Methodist Church, where she was a member of the United Methodist Women.
Survivors include a son, Mr. Larry Reid of Gibsonville; three sisters, Miss
Mary B. Jones of Elon College, Mrs. Dorothy J. Hayden of Burlington and Mrs.
Nina J. Utsey of Wilmington; two brothers, Mr. John C. Jones of Lake Worth,
Fla., and Mr. William L. Jones of Reidsville; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Mr. Jerry E. Jones.
The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday at Shiloh United Methodist
Church by Dr. Guy V. Soule, 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 6 to 8 this evening.
Memorials may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church, 4718 N.C. 87 North,
Gibsonville, N.C. 27249; or to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, P.O. Box 2122,
Burlington, N.C. 27216-2122.

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Mr. Fred Y. Westbrooks
BURLINGTON -- Mr. Fred Y. Westbrooks, 76, of 1130 Ava St., died at 1:45 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 24, 1997, at the Hospice Home of Burlington after an illness of
three weeks, one week critical.
A native of Guilford County, he was the husband of Mrs. Mozelle Baldwin
Westbrooks, who survives, and the son of Mr. W.M. Westbrooks and Mrs. Sarah
Summers Westbrooks, both deceased. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a staff
sergeant during World War II and was a member of the Air Force Association. He
was a retired carpenter with Donald Perry Construction Co. He was a member of
First United Methodist Church of Elon College, where he was a life member of
the Methodist Men, the Men's Bible Class and Board of Trustees.
Survivors other than his wife of the home include a daughter, Mrs. Judy
Westbrooks Blake of Graham; two sons, Mr. Ricky D. Westbrooks of Burlington
and Mr. Randy H. Westbrooks of Greensboro; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Surber
and Miss Etta Westbrooks, both of Burlington, and Mrs. Hallie Brown of
Gibsonville; two brothers, Mr. Frank Westbrooks of Burlington and Mr. Willard
Westbrooks of Graham; and three grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist
Church of Elon College by the Rev. Randall E. Innes, pastor, and the Rev. Dan
Lyons, pastor of Tabernacle United Methodist Church in Albermarle. Burial will
be in Alamance Memorial Park.
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 First United Methodist Church of Elon College
Building Fund, 1630 Westbrook Ave., Elon College, N.C. 27244.

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Mrs. Clara P. Wilson
BURLINGTON -- Mrs. Clara Pore Wilson, 84, of 1428 Cloverdale St., died at 9:05
p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997, at her home after one year of failing health.
A native of Guilford County, she was the wife of Mr. Ralph Woodrow Wilson, who
survives, and the daughter of Mr. John Franklin Pore and Mrs. Mamie Shipton
Pore, both deceased. She was retired from Consolidated Hosiery. She was a
member of Efland United Methodist Church.
Survivors other than her husband of the home include a daughter, Mrs. George
(Barbara) Walton of Newport; a sister, Mrs. Julia Porterfield of Burlington; a
brother, Mr. Gilbert Pore of Burlington; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Ella Higgs and Mrs. Polly
Greer; and four brothers, Mr. Spurgeon Pore, Mr. John Pore, Mr. Lee Pore and
Mr. James Pore.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by
the Rev. Jimmy Weaver, pastor of Elfand United Methodist Church, and the Rev.
Carlton Wilson. 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 Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, P.O. Box 2122,
Burlington, N.C. 27216-2122.

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Mrs. Nancy B. Kaucher
GRAHAM -- Mrs. Nancy Brown Kaucher, 75, of 5406 Thompson Mill Road died at
10:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997, at her home after a long illness.
A native of Guilford County, she was the wife of Mr. Hans E. Kaucher, who
survives, and the daughter of Mr. Grover Cleveland Brown and Mrs. Susan
Hedgecock Brown, both deceased. She was retired from the textile industry and
was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter.
Survivors other than her husband of the home include a daughter, Mrs. James
(Margarete) K. Graham of Burlington; three sisters, Ms. Amy B. Gutcher of
Destin, Fla., Mrs. Lawrence (Jessie B.) Strange of Burlington and Mrs. Claude
(Marie B.) Green of Greensboro; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Lillie Mae B. Yow and Mrs. Ruby
B. Thomasson; and a brother, Mr. Richard ``Bud'' Brown.
A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Pine Hill Cemetery
by the Rev. Michael G. Dunnington, assistant rector of the Episcopal Church of
the Holy Comforter.
The family will be at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 6 to 8
this evening, and at other times at the home.

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Mrs. Juanita LaPrade
GRAHAM -- Mrs. Juanita Wilson LaPrade of 1201 George Bason Road died at 10:10
a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center.
A native of Orange County, she was the wife of Mr. Ralph C. LaPrade, and the
daughter of Mr. Fred L. Ivey and Mrs. Lizzie Cates Ivey, both deceased. She
was a member of Ireland Street Chapel.
Survivors other than her husband of the home include two daughters, Mrs.
Margie Kidd of Burlington and Mrs. Jean Rodriguez of Graham; a son, Mr.
Richard L. Wilson of Graham; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Rich and Thompson Chapel in
Graham. Burial will be in Graham Memorial Park.
The family will be at Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 4 to 6
Sunday afternoon, and at other times at the home.

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Mr. Louis B. Petty
BURLINGTON -- Mr. Louis Bernard Petty, 70, of 2115 Race Track Road, died at
6:25 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after
several years of failing health, three days critical.
A native of Alamance County, he was the husband for 52 years of Mrs. Jessie
Wood Petty, who survives, and the son of Mr. J. Walter Petty and Mrs. Della
Bailey Petty, both deceased. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and
was a retired technologist for Allied Signal. He was a member of the
Burlington Moose Lodge, the Legion of Moose, Fellowship Degree. He was a
charter member of Lowe Memorial Church.
Survivors other than his wife of the home include two daughters, Mrs. Jenny
Petty Basham of Burlington and Mrs. Lisa Petty Mitchell of Greensboro; a son,
Mr. Michael Louis Petty of Graham; a half sister, Mrs. Mary Smith of Haw
River; a half brother, Mr. Dace Ingold of Burlington; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Mr. J.W. Petty, Mr. Thomas Lee
Petty and Mr. Refird Petty.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rich and Thompson Chapel in
Graham by the Rev. Bobby Helms, pastor of Gospel Baptist Church. Burial will
be in Alamance Memorial Park.
The family will be at Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8
this evening, and at other times at the home.

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Mr. Beverly D. Hayes
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Mr. Beverly ``Biff'' DeShazo Hayes, 74, of 4937 Waterway
Court, died at 8:25 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997, at Arbors Rehabilitation and
Sub-Acute Center in Altamonte Springs, Fla.
A native of Burlington, he was the son of Mr. Frank Alfred Hayes and Mrs.
Blanche DeShazo Hayes, both deceased. He was a U.S. Marine veteran, serving
during World War II in the Pacific Theatre. He was an area supervisor for Pan
Amtrans Atlantic Cable Co. He was a member of the Mokanna Masonic Lodge No.
329 F&AM, past district deputy grand master, Bahia Shrine, created past
Master's Unit and created Southeastern Past Master's Association. He was of
the Methodist faith.
Survivors include a son, Mr. Frank A. Hayes of Clifton, Ariz.; a daughter,
Mrs. Helen B. McKibben of Hobbs, N.M.; a stepson, Mr. Woody L. Hayes of
Carlsbad, N.M.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Tobie P. Smith of College Station, Texas;
six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be conducted in Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College at
a later date.
Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington is in charge of local arrangements.

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Mariah Y. Evans
GREENSBORO -- Mariah Yancey Evans, infant daughter of Mr. Maurice Evans and
Mrs. Rita Yancey Evans, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997.
Survivors other than her parents include her maternal grandparents, Mr.
Franklin Yancey and Mrs. Lillie Yancey of Pelham; and paternal grandparents,
Mr. Hassell McCoy Evans and Mrs. Treva Mae Evans of Haw River.
A private graveside service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Red Hill
Baptist Church cemetery in Pelham by the Rev. Gregory Hopkins.
Fulton Funeral Home in Yanceyville is in charge of arrangements.


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