Miscellaneous Alamance County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Mr. J. Floyd Coble

BURLINGTON - Mr. J. Floyd Coble, 82, of Twin Lakes Center, 100 Wade Coble Drive, died at 4:20 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27, 1997, at his home after several years of failing health.

A native of Alamance County, he was the son of Mr. James Henry Franklin Coble and Mrs. Donna Robert Greeson Coble, both deceased. He was a graduate of Elon College. He was retired from AT&T as a tool engineer and was a farmer. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and of St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Esther Dunn and Mrs. Vivian Darlington, both of Burlington.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Miss Julia Frances Coble; and a brother, Dr. Albert Coble.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church by the Rev. Joyce E. Taipale, pastor, and Sister Cathy Fanslau, chaplain of Twin Lakes Center. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will be at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 5:30 to 7 Tuesday evening.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 2719 Bellemont-Alamance Road, Burlington, N.C. 27215; or to Twin Lakes Health Care Center, 100 Wade Coble Drive, Burlington, N.C. 27215.
 
 

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Mrs. Mary L. George

GIBSONVILLE - Mrs. Mary Lamm George, 71, of 400 Steele St., Apt. 42, died at 5:50 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, 1997, at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro after five years of failing health, two weeks critical.

A native of Johnston County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Charlie George and the daughter of Mr. Preston Lamm and Mrs. Nora Worrells Lamm, both deceased. She was a homemaker and attended West Burlington Church of God.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Mary Lou Whitesell of Gibsonville, Mrs. Linda Sue Faircloth of Mebane and Mrs. Louise Butler of Snow Camp; four sons, Mr. Billy Joe George of Haw River, Mr. Charles George of Austell, Ga., Mr. Robert George of Mebane and Mr. Clint George of Elon College; one brother, Mr. William Lamm of Gibsonville; 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one step-grandchild.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at West Burlington Church of God by the Rev. Olin Tatum, pastor. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. Burial will be in Gibsonville City Cemetery.

The family will be at the home of the daughter, Mrs. Mary Lou Whitesell, 410 Wood St., Gibsonville.

Memorials may be made to the N.C. Kidney Foundation, 5970 Fairview Plaza, Suite 408, Charlotte, N.C. 28210.

Lowe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

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Mrs. Mary M. Parks

BURLINGTON - Mrs. Mary Verna Murray Parks, 90, formerly of 2408 N. Church St., died at 2:17 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, 1997, at Alamance Health Care after several years of failing health, five weeks critical.

A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Frank Monroe Parks and the daughter of Mr. Thomas C. Murray and Mrs. Cornelia Childrey Murray, both deceased. She was a retired nurse for Dr. J.C. Wilkins and Dr. Emmitt Lupton. She was a member of Haw River Christian Church.

Survivors include four sons, Mr. Richard M. Parks of Graham, Mr. Charles Gene Parks and Mr. Jimmy W. Parks, both of Burlington, and Mr. Frankie L. Parks of Franklin; one sister, Mrs. Ruth W. Wall of Carrboro; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Mr. Albert L. Murray, Mr. Jessie A. Murray, Mr. Wilkins T. Murray, Mr. Ernest H. Murray and Mr. Horrace Murray; and two sisters, Mrs. Nettie M. Emory and Mrs. Mildred M. Barker.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Haw River Christian Church by the Rev. James L. Rosser, pastor, and the Rev. Richard Myers, associate pastor. Burial will in Long's Chapel United Church of Christ cemetery.

The family will be at the home of a son, Mr. Richard M. Parks, 1239 Pyrtle Drive, Graham.

Memorials may be made to Haw River Christian Church.

McClure Funeral Home in Graham is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

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Mrs. Gladys S. Patton

INMAN, S.C. - Mrs. Gladys Spoon Patton, 90, of 199 Brookgreen Drive, formerly of Piedmont Way and Sellars Mill Road in Burlington, died at 1:55 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 1997, at the Hospice Unit of Spartanburg Regional Medical Center in Spartanburg, S.C.

A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late Mr. William Jennings Patton and the daughter of Mr. Merriett Claude Spoon and Mrs. Daisy Bertine Spoon, both deceased. A 1929 graduate of Elon College, she was a former teacher at E.M. Holt and Southern Alamance High School for 35 years. She was a member of Beverly Hills United Church of Christ and the Eastern Star and White Shrine.

Survivors include two sons, Mr. John Robert ``Bob'' Patton of Inman and Mr. William Claude ``Bill'' Patton of Greensboro; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by Dr. Kenneth Register and Dr. Chris Burr, pastor of Beverly Hills United Church of Christ. Burial will be in Alamance Memorial Park.

The family will be at the home of Ms. Wanda Huffines, 120 Dogwood Drive, Burlington.
 
 

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Mr. Clyde A. Rich

BURLINGTON - Mr. Clyde Alexander Rich of 1614-D Woodridge Apartments died at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, 1997, at the Rehabilitation and Health Care Center of Alamance after a short illness.

A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of the late Mrs. Ruth Andrews Rich, and the son of Mr. Christian Alexander Rich and Mrs. Mollie Bet Isley Rich, both deceased. He was a former salesman of Raleigh Products and Insurance. He was a member of Mt. Herman United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Baxter (Vitus) Latta of Burlington; and a brother, Mr. Hobart Rich of Burlington.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Gladys R. May and a brother, Mr. Aubrey Rich.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.

The family will be at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 1 to 2 Wednesday afternoon.
 
 

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Mrs. Nora Richmond

MEBANE - Mrs. Nora T. Richmond of 190 Gunn Poole Road died Monday, Oct. 27, 1997, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

Sharpe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
 
 

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Mr. Newton D. Baker

DURHAM - Mr. Newton Diehl Baker, 65, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 1997, at his home.

A native of Virginia, he was the son of Mr. Henry W. Baker and Mrs. Rachel Stanford Baker, both deceased. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War and was a salesman. He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include two brothers, Mr. Harrell Baker of Burlington and Mr. Sidney Baker of Durham; two sisters, Ms. Joanne Sgrosso of Atlanta and Ms. Hilda B. Tillman of Durham.

A graveside service with military honors will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Maplewood Cemetery by the Rev. David A. Thomas Sr.

Memorials may be made to Red Mountain Baptist Church, P.O. Box 103, Rougemont, N.C. 27572.

Clements Funeral Service Inc. in Durham is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Nora Richmond

MEBANE -- Mrs. Nora Thompson Richmond of 190 Gunn Poole Road died Sunday, Oct. 27, 1997, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

A native of Caswell County, she was the wife of Mr. Hayes Thomas Richmond, who survives, and the daughter of Mr. Newton Thompson and Mrs. Josie Cohn Thompson, both deceased. She was a member of Beulah Baptist Church in Leasburg.

Survivors other than her husband of the home include three daughters, Mrs. Darlene Long of Mebane, Miss Sarah Richmond and Miss Sandy Richmond, both of Burlington; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Mae Goore of Burlington and Mrs. Bernice Richmond of Greensboro; five brothers, Mr. V.D. Thompson of Burlington, Mr. Leroy Thompson of Greensboro, Mr. William Thompson of San Diego, Mr. Charlie Thompson of South Carolina and Mr. Larry Evans of Burlington; and five grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Beulah Baptist Church by the Rev. J.O. Wilson, pastor. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will be at Sharpe Memorial Chapel from 7 to 8 this evening and at other times at the home.
 
 

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Mr. Matront L. Rone

BURLINGTON -- Mr. Matront Lee Rone, 16, of 704 Floyd St., died at 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 1997, at Duke University Medical Center in Durham.

A native of Alamance County, he was the son of Mr. Melvin Rone and Mrs. Faye Enoch Rone, who both survive. He was a Cummings High School student.

Survivors other than his parents of the home include two sisters, Miss Daphne L. Rone and Miss Portia Rone, both of the home; six brothers, Mr. Melvin Donnell Rone, Mr. Marcus A. Rone and Mr. Michael Rone, all of Haw River, Mr. Darryl Rone, Mr. Reginald Fitzgerald Rone and Mr. Dion Rone, all of the home; paternal grandparents, Mr. Sidney H. Rone and Mrs. Mary J. Rone of Elon College; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Azill Garrison of Altamahaw; maternal grandfather, Mr. Walter Graves of Burlington; paternal stepgrandfather, Mr. Fred Garrison of Altamahaw; and maternal stepgrandmother, Mrs. Emma Graves of Burlington.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hargett and Bryant Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Jean Carol Moore, pastor of True Holiness Church of Faith. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery.

The family will be at Hargett and Bryant Funeral Home one hour before the service and at other times at the home.
 
 

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Mrs. Gertrude Coleman

HIGH POINT -- Mrs. Gertrude Kennedy Coleman, 94, formerly of Wesleyan Homes died Monday, Oct. 27, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after several years of failing health.

Born Jan. 7, 1903, in High Point, she was the daughter of Mr. Julius Kennedy and Mrs. Claudia Kennedy, both deceased. She was retired from Melrose Hosiery and was a member of Hayworth Memorial Wesleyan Church.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Vallie Viola Workman Parrish of Graham; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Harold C. Davis Funeral Chapel by Dr. Richard D. Auten. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Guilford Memorial Park Tower Mausoleum by the Rev. David M. Emery.

The family will be at Harold C. Davis Funeral Chapel after the service until 8:30 p.m.
 
 

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Mrs. Virgie C. Wood

YANCEYVILLE -- Mrs. Virgie Carroll Wood, 81, of 2941 U.S. 158 West died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997, at the Brian Center of Yanceyville after several months of failing health.

A native of Pittsylvania County, she was the wife of Mr. Jessie Wilson Wood, who died in 1996, and the daughter of Mr. Reuben H. Carroll and Mrs. Martha Ann Patterson Carroll, both deceased. She attended Caswell County Schools. She was a member of Prospect United Methodist Church, where she was a member of Prospect United Methodist Women, a Sunday school teacher and was a pianist/organist for six years. She was former president of Prospect-Yanceyville Home Demonstration Club.

Survivors include a daughter, Ms. Carolyn Barker of Milton; two sons, Mr. Wayne Wood of Providence and Mr. Michael Wood of Yanceyville; three sisters, Ms. Omie Poteat and Ms. Bernice Goodson, both of Danville, Va., and Ms. Minnie Powell of Providence; two brothers, Mr. Edgar Carroll Sr. of Yanceyville and Mr. Mac Carroll of Providence; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-stepgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Mrs. Theo C. Lovell, Ms. Nettie C. Poteat, Ms. Bertha C. Travis and Ms. Luetta C. Aldridge; and three brothers, Mr. Swanson Carroll, Mr. Raymond Carroll and Mr. William H. Carroll.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday at Prospect United Methodist Church by the Rev. Scott Wilkinson, pastor. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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

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Mr. Charlie R. Keck

BURLINGTON -- Mr. Charlie R. Keck, 83, of 5758 N.C. 62 South died at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1997, at White Oak Manor after 10 years of failing health, four months critical.

A native of Alamance County, he was the son of Mr. Charlie Walter Keck and Mrs. Emma Cooper Keck, both deceased. He was retired from Kayser-Roth Hosiery and was a member of Lows Lutheran Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Gloria Watkins of Burlington; a son, Mr. Greg Keck of Burlington; two sisters, Mrs. Bernice Kennedy and Mrs. Margaret Rich, both of Burlington; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conduced at 2 p.m. Thursday at McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Graham by the Rev. Max Rich and the Rev. Robbie Lowe. Burial will be in Low's Lutheran Church cemetery.

The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and at other times at the home.
 
 

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Mr. Jerry Wilson

BURLINGTON -- Mr. Jerry Ray Wilson of 208 S. Beaumont Ave. died Monday, Oct. 27, 1997, at his home.

McClure Funeral Home in Graham is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
 
 

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Mrs. Joy P. Cole

SAXAPAHAW -- Mrs. Joy Payne Cole, 61, of 2627-B Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Road died at 2:35 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997, at her home, after three years of failing health, two months critical.

McClure Funeral Home in Graham is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.


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