Miscellaneous Alamance County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Mr. Clarence H. Allred

BURLINGTON - Mr. Clarence H. Allred, 76, of 1817 Bellemont-Alamance Road, died at 11:01 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after two years of failing health.

A native of Orange County, he was the husband of the late Mrs. Jacqueline ``Jackie'' Isley Allred and the son of Mr. Thomas Lacy Allred and Mrs. Melinda Kate Shoffner Allred, both deceased. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was the retired president of Allred Sock and Knitting Machine Inc. He was a member of Bellemont United Methodist Church and attended Antioch Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ernest (Judy) Pruitt of Burlington and Mrs. Jack (Ann) Holsonback Jr. of Birmingham, Ala.; a son, Mr. A. Dean Allred of Burlington; two brothers, Mr. Jack Allred of Whitsett and Mr. Charles Allred of Burlington; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Nan Robertson and Mrs. Edith Williams.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bellemont United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jeff Roberts. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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. Lois M. 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 native of Catawba County, she was the wife of Mr. Roy B. Holt, who survives, and 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 the Modern Woodmen of America for more than 50 years.

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

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in Bellemont United Methodist Church Cemetery by the Rev. Samuel K. Frazier, vicar of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Haw River.

The family will be at the home.

Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham is in charge of arrangements.

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

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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 the North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem.

Born Oct. 5, 1954, in Alamance County, he was the husband of Mrs. Dee Farrell Smith, who survives, and the son of Mr. Edgar A. Smith, who survives, and the late Mrs. Annie Duel Thomas Smith. He was a truck driver for Chandler Concrete Company and a member of Salem United Methodist Church.

Survivors other than his wife of the home and father of Mebane include a daughter, Ms. Wendy Sykes Blalock of Mebane; three sons, Mr. E.C. Sykes, Mr. Jeff H. Sykes and Mr. Jon Sykes, all of Mebane; a sister, Ms. Judy Bradshaw of Mebane; two brothers, Mr. Mike Smith and Mr. Steve Smith, both of Haw River; and eight grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Salem United Methodist Church by the Rev. Benji Kelley, pastor. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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

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Mr. Daniel W. Holmes

EFLAND - Mr. Daniel Warren Holmes, 91, of 3101 Chestnut Ridge Church Road, died at 11:15 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, 1997, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

A native of Orange County, he was the husband of Mrs. Edna Squires Holmes, who survives, and the son of Mr. William B. Holmes and Mrs. Maggie Jones Holmes, both deceased. He was a retired superintendent for general construction work. He was a member of Chestnut Ridge United Methodist Church. He was a member of Hillsborough Masonic Lodge and Hillsborough Eagle Lodge No. 19.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Walker of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a son, Mr. Charles B. Holmes of Efland; two sisters, Mrs. Clara Scott and Mrs. Lula Rowland, both of Mebane; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Mr. Harry Wade Holmes.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Chestnut Ridge United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jay Bissett, pastor. A masonic graveside service will be conducted in the church cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to Chestnut Ridge United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund, 3521 Chestnut Ridge Church Road, Efland, N.C. 27243.
 
 

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Mrs. Hattie Thompson

HURDLE MILLS - Mrs. Hattie Mae ``Pat'' Crabtree Thompson, 71, of 188 Layne Clayton Road, died Monday, Nov. 10, 1997, at her home.

A native of Orange County, she was the wife of Mr. Clarence Thompson, who survives, and the daughter of Mr. Archie Frank Crabtree and Mrs. Minnie Susan Brown Crabtree, both deceased. She was retired from Mebane Hosiery and was a member of Old Lea Bethel Baptist Church.

Survivors other than her husband of the home include a son, Mr. Larry Thompson of Hillsborough; a daughter, Ms. Barbara Walters of Hurdle Mills; five sisters, Ms. Zelma Brown and Ms. Edna Fitts, both of Hurdle Mills, Ms. Sadie Belle McCullough of Mebane, Ms. Doris Crabtree and Ms. Mearlene Hubbard, both of Roxboro; and four grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Brooks and White Chapel by the Rev. James Albert and the Rev. Bobby Tate. Burial will be in Cooper Cemetery.

The family will be at Brooks and White Funeral Home from 7 to 8:30 Wednesday evening and at other times at the home of her daughter, Ms. Barbara Walters, 225 Wolfe Road, Hurdle Mills.
 
 

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Mrs. Daisy S. Tate

GRAHAM - Mrs. Daisy Simmons Tate, 87, of 14-B Cates Circle Drive, died at 2:12 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10, 1997, at Alamance Health Care Center after several years of failing health, five weeks critical.

A native of Caswell County, she was the wife of the late Mr. James Henry Tate and the daughter of Mr. Elisha Simmons and Mrs. Martha Rice Simmons, both deceased. She was a retired cook at Western Steak House and a member of Friendly Lane Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Shirley Lewis of Graham and Mrs. Dollie Everett of Marietta, Ga.; two sons, Mr. J.L. Gilliam of California and Mr. James H. Tate Jr. of Graham; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Marie Gibson of Reidsville, Mrs. Jackie Sharpe and Mrs. Alice Stuckey, both of Graham, and Mrs. Mattie Terrell of Burlington; four sisters, Mrs. Grace Shambley of Elon College, Mrs. Pearl Bowman, Mrs. Gladys Page and Mrs. Frances Gilliam, all of Burlington; a brother, Mr. Felix Simmons of Henderson; 18 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Graham by the Rev. Danny Miles, pastor of Friendly Lane Baptist Church. Burial will be in Stoney Creek Presbyterian Church cemetery.

The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 this evening.

Mr. Samuel Mitchell

BURLINGTON - Mr. Samuel Mitchell, 82, of 1266 N.C. 49 North, died at 8:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, 1997, at the Life Care Center in Banner Elk after several months of failing health.

A native of Cottage Grove, Ala., he was the husband of Mrs. Lillian Mebane Carter Mitchell, who survives, and the son of Mr. John D. Leonard Mitchell Sr. and Mrs. Carolina Howell Mitchell, both deceased. He was a member of Green Level United Church of Christ.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include two daughters, Mrs. Beatrice C. Bigelow of Green Level and Mrs. Bettie Carolyn Shanks of St. Louis; two sons, Mr. James R. Carter of Burlington and Mr. Andy Slaughter of Bloomfield, Conn.; a sister, Mrs. Leona M. Moon of Akron, Ohio; a brother, Mr. John D. Leonard Mitchell Jr. of Melville, Fla.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by seven sisters, Mrs. Winnie M. Coggins, Mrs. Marie Kelly, Mrs. Zelma Wright, Mrs. Mae Florence Mack, Mrs. Julie Belle Oden, Mrs. Elizabeth Butts and Miss Evelyn Mitchell; and five brothers, Mr. Claude Leonard Mitchell, Mr. John W. Mitchell, Mr. Leroy Mitchell, Mr. Norman Mitchell and Mr. James B. Mitchell.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Green Level United Church of Christ by the Rev. Coslow E. Holt, pastor, the Rev. Eli A. Burton and the Rev. Walter James. 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 Hargett and Bryant Funeral Home from 7 to 7:30 Thursday evening and at other times at the home.
 
 

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Mrs. Margaret H. Cole

BURLINGTON - Mrs. Margaret Holmes Cole, 79, of 409 E. Willowbrook Drive, died at 12:55 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1997, at the Hospice Home of Burlington after one year of failing health.

A native of Danville, Va., she was the wife of the late Mr. Joseph W. ``Joe'' Cole. She was a member of St. John's New Mission United Church of Christ.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Jo Ella Cole Jordan of Graham and Ms. Kay Cole of Charlotte; three sons, Mr. Thomas W. ``Tommy'' Cole of Burlington, Mr. J. Wayne Cole and Mr. William H. ``Billy'' Cole, both of N. Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a sister, Mrs. Janet Kessler of Marietta, Ga.; a brother, Mr. Lawrence Holmes of Tucson, Ariz.; and eight grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington by the Rev. Tim Allen, pastor of St. John's New Mission United Church of Christ, and the Rev. Paul Stennett. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.

The family will be at Rich and Thompson Funeral Service in Burlington from 6 to 8 this evening and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice Home, 918 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, N.C. 27215.
 
 

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Mr. James Tate

GRAHAM - Mr. James Preston Tate, 79, of 403 W. Market St., died at 1:07 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after four years of failing health, four days critical.

A native of Asheville, he was the husband of Mrs. Adell Carden Tate, who survives, and the son of Mr. Edward Allen Tate and Mrs. Margaret Lipe Tate, both deceased. He was retired from Copeland Fabrics.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include four daughters, Mrs. Peggy Dimont of Burlington, Mrs. Nancy Dodson of Haw River, Mrs. Sandra Slaton of Mebane and Mrs. Sue Emerson of Graham; three sons, Mr. Fred York, Mr. Gerald York and Mr. Richard York, all of Burlington; 17 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Alamance Memorial Park by the Rev. Tim Taylor, pastor of Power Line Church of the Nazarene.

The family will be at the home.

McClure Funeral Home in Burlington is in charge of arrangements.


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