Miscellaneous Alamance County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Mrs. Helen Larzelere

GRAHAM - Mrs. Helen Catron Larzelere, 85, of 305 N. Maple St. died at 8:10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 1997, at Rehabilitation and Health Care Center of Alamance after 10 year of failing health, three weeks critical.

A native of Smyth County, Va., she was the wife of the late Mr. William Reese Larzelere Sr., and the daughter of Mr. James Kelly Catron and Mrs. Margaret Ann Orr Catron, both deceased. She was a retired employee of Western Electric and was a former volunteer for Meals on Wheels. She was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons and attended Glen Hope Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Mr. James G. Larzelere of Graham, Mr. William R. Larzelere Jr. of Chatham, Va., and Mr. Harold C. Larzelere of Coleman, Texas; four sisters, Mrs. Pauline Landrum of Virginia Beach, Va., Mrs. Naomi Claybourn of Augusta, Ga., Mrs. Eunice Bower of Saltville, Va., and Mrs. Frances Yates of Monroe, La.; three brothers, Mr. Ernest Catron of Douglasville, Ga., Mr. James K. Catron of Welch, W.Va., and Mr. David Catron of Saltville; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Graham by the Rev. Bob Stephenson, pastor of Glen Hope Baptist Church. Burial will be in Alamance Memorial Park.

The family will be at Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 7 to 9 Sunday evening and at other times at the home.
 
 

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Mr. Charles Clabern Jr.

WAKE FOREST - Mr. Charles Lewis Clabern Jr., 73, of 1008 Hornbuckle Court, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 1997, at Rex Hospital in Raleigh.

Born Nov. 19, 1924 in Winston-Salem, he was the husband of Mrs. Hilda Adams Clabern, who survives and the son of Mr. Charles Lewis Clabern Sr. and Mrs. Mary Ledell Denton Clabern, both deceased. He was a retired employee of AT&T with 35 years of service, a life member of Telephone Pioneers and a member of Home Moravian Church in Winston-Salem.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include a daughter, Ms. Melissa Clabern Watson of Wake Forest; and a son, Mr. Charles Lewis Clabern III of Cashiers; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Mr. Kenneth Clabern; and a sister, Ms. Pearl Adams Dawson.

The funeral was conducted Sunday at Home Moravian Church in Winston-Salem by the Rev. Gerald Harris and Bishop J.C. Hughes. A private graveside service will be held today at Forsyth Memorial Park.

The family will be at Adams Mark Hotel.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 4513 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, N.C., 27612.

Volger and Sons Funeral Home in Winston-Salem is in charge of arrangements. Rich and Thompson Funeral Service provided local information.
 
 

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Mrs. Lula B. Needham

BURLINGTON - Mrs. Lula Badgett Needham, 92, of Alamance Health Care, formerly of 207 Apple St., died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, 1997, at home after six months failing health, three weeks critical.

A native of Surry County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Jesse Samuel Needham and the daughter of Mr. Thomas Lafayette Badgett and Mrs. Mary Moser Badgett, both deceased. She was a retired textile employee and attended Ireland St. Chapel where she was a member of the Ladies Missionary Circle.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Coffee of Burlington and Mrs. Myrtle Harrill of Charlotte; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a son, Mr. Jack Needham; two sisters Mrs. Yvonne Hodge and Mrs. Alma Waddell; and two brothers Mr. George Badgett and Mr. Cleve Badgett.

A graveside funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pine Hill cemetery by Mr. A.G. Sutton Jr.

The family will be at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 6:30 until 8 this evening and other times at the home of the daughter-in-law, Mrs. Phyllis Needham, 415 Trail One, Burlington.

Memorials may be made to Ireland St. Chapel, 430 S. Ireland St., Burlington, N.C., 27217.
 
 

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Ms. Mary E. Corker

BURLINGTON - Ms. Mary Elizabeth Corker of Burlington died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1997, at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh after an extended illness.

A native of Alamance County, she was the daughter of the late Mrs. Maude Corker and was a member of Ebenezer United Church of Christ.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Francis L. (Caroly[ ??] C.) Roberts Sr. of Raleigh; and seven grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Sharpe Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Larry Covington, pastor. Burial will be in North Lawn cemetery.

Sharpe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

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Mr. Lester Huffines Jr.

BURLINGTON - Mr. Lester Barrett ``Huffy'' Huffines Jr., 50, of 733-B Paige Drive, died at 9:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 1997, in Guilford County.

A native of Alamance County, he was the son of Mr. Lester Barret Huffines and Mrs. Rebecca Webster Huffines, both deceased. He was a self-employed dental technician and played bass for several local bands including Flashback, The Grand Tour Band and The Real Redneck Band. He was a member of Sharon Lutheran Church in Gibsonville.

Survivors include a son, Mr. David Dwayne Huffines of Graham; and two grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rich and Thompson Chapel by the Rev. Mike Wilburn. Burial will be in Alamance Memorial Park.

The family wil be at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 6 to 8 Tuesday evening and other times at the home.
 
 

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Mr. James W. Carver

MEBANE - Mr. James ``Sleepy'' Carver, 66, of 4926 Corbett Ridge Road, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 1997, at his home after one year of failing health.

A native of Caswell County, he was the husband of Mrs. Janie Webster Carver who survives and the son of Mr. Ernest A. Carver and Mrs. Elizabeth Boswell Carver, both deceased. He was a retired farmer.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include four sons, Mr. Donnie Carver and Mr. Will Carver, both of Prospect Hill, Mr. Richard ``Red'' Carver of Elon College and Mr. Jerry Carver of Greensboro; two sisters, Mrs. Shirely Holder of Hendersonville, Tenn. and Mrs. Mary Griffin of Greensboro; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Mebane from 7 until 9 this evening and other times at the home.
 
 

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Mr. John W. Wells

GRAHAM - Mr. John William Wells of 631 Artemis Lane died Friday, Nov. 21, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center.

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

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Mr. June J. Laster Jr.

BURLINGTON - Mr. June James Laster Jr., 71, of 710 Maple Ave. died Sunday, Nov. 23, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after two years of failing health.

A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Mrs. Billie Mullis Laster, who survives, and the son of Mrs. N.E. ``Bill'' (Mary) Daniels, who survives, and the late Mr. June James Laster Sr. He was retired from Brick and Block Construction and operated Laster's Sharpening Services. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was a member of Trinity Worship Center.

Survivors other than his wife of the home and mother of Burlington include five daughters, Mrs. Richard (Billie) Rudloff of Snow Camp, Ms. Tresa Morton of Chapel Hill, Mrs. Bruce (Mary) Burgess of Mebane, Ms. Susan Manuel of Burlington and Ms. Barbara L. Jones of Jacksonville, N.C.; three sons, Mr. Dana E. Laster of Burlington, Mr. N. Eric Laster of Charlotte and Mr. R. Steven ``Steve'' Laster of Winston-Salem; a sister, Mrs. Colleen A. Baynes of Burlington; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Mr. N.E. ``Bill'' Daniels and a sister, Mrs. Joyce Falvo.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Darrell E. Cox, pastor of Trinity Worship Center. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to Trinity Worship Center, 3157 S. Church St., Burlington, N.C. 27215.
 
 

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Mrs. Jo Ann L. Kernodle

ELON COLLEGE - Mrs. Jo Ann Lowe Kernodle, 63, of 3565 N.C. 87 North died at 5:45 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, 1997, at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro after two years of failing health.

A native of Guilford County, she was the wife of Mr. James Wayne Kernodle, who survives, and the daughter of Mr. Jason Roscoe Lowe and Mrs. Maude Brown Lowe, both deceased. She was a teacher's assistant at Altamahaw-Ossipee Elementary School. She was a member of Bethlehem Christian Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher of the Ever Ready Sunday School Class, a member of the Women Fellowship of the Church. She was a member of the Shallowford Squares.

Survivors other than her husband of the home include two sons, Mr. Barry Kernodle of McLeansville and Mr. Bennie Kernodle of Burlington; six sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Hardy and Mrs. Geneva Clapp, both of Elon College, Mrs. Leo Wood of Burlington, Mrs. Audrey Barham of Browns Summit, Mrs. Lorine Grogan of Greensboro and Mrs. Becky Barber of Altamahaw; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Mr. Hobart Lowe.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bethlehem Christian Church by the Rev. Dave Gilbert, pastor, and the Rev. Dolan Talbert, of Albermarle. 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 Tuesday evening, and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.
 
 

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Mr. James I. Hill

LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. - Mr. James Irvin Hill, 70, of 16789 W. Okeechobee Road died Sunday, Nov. 23, 1997, at the home of a sister in Burlington.

A native of Rockingham County, he was the husband of Mrs. Juanita Dermott Hill, who survives, and the son of Mr. James Martin Hill and Mrs. Goldie Johnson Hill, both deceased. He was a plant manager with Rich Ice Cream Company and was an U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Lake Worth, Fla.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include two daughters, Ms. Shirley J. Hill of Green Acres, Fla., and Mrs. Dana ``Debra'' Beyer of Boynton Beach, Fla.; six sisters, Mrs. Catherine Dermott of Lake Worth, Mrs. Jeannette Apple of McLeansville, Mrs. Louise Jefferson of Surfside Beach, S.C., Mrs. Marie Thomas of Gibsonville, Mrs. Ethel Wicker of Julian and Mrs. Dorothy McKinney of Burlington; three brothers, Mr. Herbert Hill of Gibsonville, Mr. Roy Hill of McLeansville and Mr. Edward Hill of Greensboro; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted in First Baptist Church of Lake Worth by the Rev. Dewitt Matthews, pastor. Burial will be in Pinecrest Cemetery in Lake Worth.

The family will be at the home of a sister, Mrs. Catherine Dermott, 418 N. K Street, Lake Worth.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Lake Worth, 127 S. M Street, Lake Worth, Fla. 33460.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Lowe Funeral Home provided local information.
 
 

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Mr. James W. Carver

MEBANE - Mr. James ``Sleepy'' Carver, 66, of 4926 Corbett Ridge Road, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 1997, at his home after one year of failing health.

A native of Caswell County, he was the husband of Mrs. Janie Webster Carver who survives and the son of Mr. Ernest A. Carver and Mrs. Elizabeth Boswell Carver, both deceased. He was a retired farmer.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include four sons, Mr. Donnie Carver and Mr. Will Carver, both of Prospect Hill, Mr. Richard ``Red'' Carver of Elon College and Mr. Jerry Carver of Greensboro; two sisters, Mrs. Shirley Holder of Hendersonville, Tenn. and Mrs. Mary Griffin of Greensboro; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cooper Cemetery in Prospect Hill by the Rev. Chad Hall and the Rev. Jack Church.

The family will be at the home.
 
 

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Mr. John W. Wells Jr.

MEBANE - Mr. John William Wells Jr. of 631 Artmis Lane died at 9:55 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center.

Born Nov. 20, 1956, he was the husband of Ms. Brenda Wells, and was the son of Mr. John W. Wells Sr. and Mrs. Claristine Mims Wells Blackwell. He was a self-employed truck driver.

Survivors other than his wife of Graham include a son, Mr. Travis Jonta Wells of the home; a daughter, Ms. Quincelyn Raselle Wells of Graham; two sisters, Ms. Cynthia W. Hester of Mebane and Mrs. Lori Hairston of Eden; a brother, Mr. Richard L. Wells of Mebane; and his stepfather, Mr. Leroy Blackwell of Mebane.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Kimes Chapel Baptist Church by the Rev. Rainey Enoch. Burial will be in Snow Hill Cemetery.

The family will be at Sharpe Memorial Chapel from 6 to 7 Tuesday evening, and at other times at the home.
 
 

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Ms. Mary E. Corker

BURLINGTON - Ms. Mary Elizabeth Corker of Burlington died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1997, at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh after an extended illness.

A native of Alamance County, she was the daughter of the late Mrs. Maude Corker and was a member of Ebenezer United Church of Christ.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Francis L. (Caroly[ ??] C.) Roberts Sr. of Raleigh; and seven grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Sharpe Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Larry Covington, pastor. Burial will be in North Lawn cemetery.

The body may be viewed at Sharpe Memorial Chapel until the funeral.


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