Miscellaneous Alamance County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Mrs. Bessie Pruitt

GRAHAM - Mrs. Bessie Overman Pruitt, 96, of 103 Ardmore Drive, died at 3:05 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, 1997, at Alamance Health Care Center in Burlington after 10 years of failing health.

A native of Liberty, she was the wife of the late Mr. Hollis Franklin Pruitt, and the daughter of Mr. John Overman and Mrs. Mary Clapp Overman, both deceased. She was a retired textile employee and was a member of Piedmont Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Lavona Hall of the home and Mrs. Juanita Perry of Burlington; four sons, Mr. Richard ``Buddy'' Pruitt of Burlington, the Rev. James Pruitt and Mr. Wayne Pruitt, both of Mebane, and the Rev. Johnny Pruitt of Holly Hill, Fla.; 25 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Mr. Hollis Franklin Pruitt Jr.; two daughters, Ms. Patricia Ann Pruitt and Ms. Shelby Jean Pruitt; two brothers, Mr. Ernest Overman and Mr. Newlin Overman; five sisters, Ms. Daisy Bayliff, Ms. Roxie Kizer, Ms. Beulah Dandridge, Ms. Fannie Evans and Ms. Minnie Petty.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Graham by the Rev. James Pruitt. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.

The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 7 to 9 Saturday evening, and at other times at the home of the daughters, Mrs. Juanita Perry, 1009 Sidney Ave., Burlington, and at the home.
 
 

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Mrs. Alta W. Delp

SWEPSONVILLE - Mrs. Alta Whitaker Delp, 92, of 2839 Swepsonville-Saxapahaw Road died at 1:15 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7, 1997, at Skilled Nursing Division of Alamance Regional Medical Center.

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

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Mrs. Ada S. Goodwin

LILLINGTON - Mrs. Ada Smith Goodwin, 93, died Friday, Nov. 7, 1997, at Britthaven of Harnett County in Dunn.

She was the wife of the late Mr. George Goodwin.

Survivors include two daughters, Ms. Virginia Moore of Lillington and Ms. Judy Duquette of Burlington; two sisters, Ms. Laura Thomas of Sanford and Ms. Kate Smith of Broadway; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Baptist Church cemetery by the Rev. Ken Dalton.

The family will be at O'Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home in Lillington from 7 to 9 Saturday evening, and at other times at the home of Mr. Raymond Moore and Ms. Virginia Moore.
 
 

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Mr. James W. Freeland

BURLINGTON - Mr. James William Freeland, 63, of 507 Everette St., died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after a long illness.

A native of Alamance County, he was the son of Mr. Willard Freeland and Mrs. Fontella T. Nixon, who survive. He was a mason and a member of Morgantown Baptist Church, where he served as an usher, was a member of the senior choir and served as a trustee. He was a former member of the Burlington Community Male Chorus and was a machinist with GKN in Mebane.

Survivors other than his parents include his stepfather, Mr. Remus Nixon Sr. of Burlington; four sons, Mr. Tony La Mar Covington of Burlington, Mr. John Thomas Freeland of Tampa, Fla., Mr. Seawell C. Freeland of Suitland, Md., and Mr. Clennie Everette of Graham; five daughters, Mrs. Denise Covington Glass of Burlington, Mrs. La Gail Freeland Brown of Goldsboro, Ms. Gloria Ann Freeland, Ms. Teressa Michele Freeland and Ms. Jacqueline Freeland, all of Burlington; four brothers, Mr. Waddell Freeland of Savannah, Ga., Mr. Remus Nixon Jr. of New Jersey, Mr. Carlton Nixon of Burlington and Mr. Ronald Nixon of Greensboro; two sisters, Mrs. Cassandra Babbs Corbett of Burlington and Ms. Gina Nixon of Laurel, Md.; 20 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a son, Mr. Larry Everette.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Morgantown Baptist Church by the Rev. Steven Clay, the Rev. Bobby Miles and the Rev. Thomas Miles. Burial will be in Graham Memorial Park.

The family will be at 406 Foster St., Burlington.

Sharpe Funeral Home in Burlington is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

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Mr. Martin Hackbart

MEBANE - Mr. Martin J. Hackbart, 51, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 1997, at his home.

Born Sept. 27, 1946, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., he was the husband of Mrs. Marie L. Hackbart, who survives, and the son of Mrs. Virginia Hackbart Kubina, who survives, and the late Mr. Martin Hackbart. He was a graduate of F.D. Roosevelt High School in Hyde Park, N.Y., and was an honor graduate and Alpha Chi honor society member at the University of Tampa in Tampa, Fla. He served in the U.S. Army Infantry Airborne Division where he was awarded the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster. He owned and operated a hand-crafted mahogany furniture shop until 1991, and was employed with Permatech in Graham as a supervisor in the refractory assembly division. He was a member of Quarry Hills Golf Club.

Survivors other than his wife and mother include two daughters, Ms. Marie Ann Hackbart and Ms. Anita Marie Zachary; and a sister, Ms. Virginia Fischio of Georgetown, Texas.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Haw River by the Rev. John Gibson.

Memorials may be made to the United Way of Alamance County.

The Cremation Society of the Carolinas is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

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Mr. George F. Moffitt

PLEASANT GARDEN - Mr. George Freeman Moffitt, 77, of 2020 Neelley Road died Friday, Nov. 7, 1997, at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital.

Born Aug. 25, 1920, in Chatham County, he was the husband of Mrs. Mabel Moffitt, who died in 1987. He was the son of Mr. Braudy Moffitt and Mrs. Mamie Lloyd Moffitt, both deceased. He was retired from Lorillard Tobacco Co. and was a member of American Legion Post No. 53. He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Ralph (Betty) Oldham of Oklahoma City, Mrs. Tom (Aubrey) Benson of St. Louis; and other relatives of Burlington.

A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

The family will be at Forbis and Dick North Elm Chapel form 7 to 8:30 this evening, and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.
 

Mr. Charles Wellons Sr.

ALAMANCE - Mr. Charles Wesley Wellons Sr., 70, of 2957 Elder Lane died at 1:25 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after eight months of failing health and a critical illness of three weeks.

A Goldsboro native, he was the husband of Mrs. Emma Sharpe Wellons, who survives, and the son of Mr. William E. Wellons and Mrs. Mammie Dickerson Wellons, both deceased. A Kayser-Roth employee for 37 years, he was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of Trinity Worship Center.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include three sons, Mr. Wesley Wellons Jr. of Alamance, Mr. Gene Wellons of Snow Camp and Mr. Barry Wellons of Elon College; two sisters, Ms. Annie Eanes of Elon College and Ms. Elizabeth ``Lib'' Bullock of Raleigh; two brothers, Mr. Winford Wellons of Alamance and Mr. Wilbert Wellons of Goldsboro; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Ms. Irene Hall and Ms. Blanche Roney; and one brother, Mr. Hubert Wellons.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Worship Center by the Rev. Darrell Cox, pastor. Burial will be in Alamance Memorial Park. The body will remain at Lowe Funeral Home until taken to the church 30 minutes before the service.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, P.O. Box 2122, Burlington, N.C. 27216; or to Trinity Worship Center, 3157 S. Church St., Burlington, N.C. 27215.
 
 

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Miss Anne Collins

BURLINGTON - Miss Anne Marie Elizabeth Collins, 25, of 2304 Hoskins Drive died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, 1997, in an automobile accident in Chatham County.

A Mineola, N.Y., native, she was the daughter of Mr. Paul A. Collins Jr. and Ms. Barbara Jean Litterelle Collins, who survive. A 1990 graduate of Williams High School, she was formerly a nail technician with Barnwell and Co. and Michael Dawns Hair Studio in Graham and was employed by Replacements Ltd. in Greensboro. She was Catholic.

Survivors other than her mother of the home and father of Mineola, include her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Maryann Litterelle of Mineola; and her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Lucyle Keller Collins of Seminole, Fla.

The funeral will be conducted Thursday morning through Cassiday Funeral Home in Mineola. Burial will be in Holy Rood Cemetery in Westbury, N.Y.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 Tuesday evening at Lowe Funeral Home and from 7 to 9 Wednesday evening at the Cassiday Funeral Home. The body will remain at Lowe Funeral Home until being taken to Mineola.

Memorials may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation of Central and Western North Carolina Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 97104, Washington, D.C. 20090.
 
 

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Mr. Roy C. Grinstead

HILLSBOROUGH - Mr. Roy Clifton Grinstead, 79, of 402 Lipscomb Grove Church Road died at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, 1997, at Durham Regional Hospital.

A Person County native, he was the husband of Mrs. Minnie Harris Grinstead, who survives, and the son of Mr. Charles Clifton Grinstead and Mrs. Tencie Dixon Grinstead, both deceased. A U.S. Army veteran, he was retired from Burlington Industries and was also a farmer. He was a member of Mill Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include three brothers, Mr. Joe Grinstead of Snow Camp, Mr. Benny Grinstead of Efland and Mr. Bedford ``Dick'' Grinstead of Graham; four sisters, Ms. Violet Gray and Ms. Mildred Mayse, both of Durham, Ms. Mary Jane Taylor of Hurdle Mills and Ms. Bobbie Overcash of Graham.

The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Burchwood Cemetery Annex by the Rev. Jim Shaw.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association
 
 

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Mr. Douglas N. Smith

MEBANE - Mr. Douglas Nelson Smith, 43, of 1608 Sykes Road died at 11:29 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, 1997, at North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem from injuries sustained in an accident.

Funeral arrangements by McClure Funeral Service in Mebane are incomplete.
 
 

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Mrs. Lois Mize Holt

BURLINGTON - Mrs. Lois Mize Holt, 90, of 2903 Milton Holt Lane died at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after two weeks of failing health.

A Catawba County native, she was the wife of Mr. Roy B. Holt, who survives, the daughter of Mr. Robert L. Mize and Mrs. Carrie Shook Mize, both deceased. She was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter and attended St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Haw River. She was a member of Modern Woodmen of America for more than 50 years.

Survivors other than her husband of the home include three daughters, Mrs. Grady ``Shirley'' Fonville and Mrs. Elizabeth Anne Maynard, both of Graham, and Mrs. Jean Turner of Manquin, Va.; one son, Mr. Roy Milton ``Butch'' Holt of the home; one sister, Miss Ruth Mize of Greensboro; and one half brother, Mr. Robert Mize; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Miss Edith Merle Mize; and four brothers, Mr. Charlie Eugene Mize, Mr. Edward Laray Mize, Mr. Hugh C. Mize and Mr. Joseph Edward Mize.

The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Bellemont United Methodist Church cemetery by the Rev. Samuel K. Frazier, Vicar, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Haw River.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 217, Haw River, N.C. 27258, or to a charity of the donor's choice.
 
 

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Mrs. Clarice S. Sutton

HIGH POINT - Mrs. Clarice Sartin Sutton, 92, of 201 Greensboro Road died at 12:40 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, 1997, at the Presbyterian Home of High Point.

An Alamance County native, she was the daughter of Mr. William C. Sartin and Mrs. Georgia Vincent Sartin, both deceased. She was a retired office manager of Sunlight Laundry and Cleaners in Lexington and was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Lexington.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Jerrell Ann Gibson of Lexington; one son, Mr. Robert S. Sutton of Hilton Head Island, S.C.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Ms. Kathleen Blanchard, Ms. Marie Blanchard, Ms. Lucille Garrison and Ms. Gladys Sartin; and a brother, Mr. Moses Sartin.

The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Stoney Creek Presbyterian Church cemetery by the Rev. Rick Wurst, pastor.

There will be no visitation. The body will remain at Lowe Funeral Home in Burlington until being taken to the cemetery for the service.

Memorials to the Stoney Creek Presbyterian Church, 2140 Stoney Creek Church Road, Burlington, N.C. 27217.


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