Miscellaneous Alamance County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Mr. Clay Murray

ELON COLLEGE -- Mr. Clay Melvin Murray, 55, of 7220 Busick Quarry Road died at 7:59 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1997, at his home after 18 months of failing health.

A native of Guilford County, he was the husband of Mrs. Nellie Lou Smith Murray, who survives, and the son of Mr. Doc Walter Marion Murray and Mrs. Ruby Alcon Murray, both deceased. He was a retired employee of Sonoco Products Co. and was a member of Apple's Chapel Christian Church.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include two daughters, Mrs. Diamond Edwards of Hopedale and Ms. Kathy M. Murray of Elon College; a son, Mr. Melvin Eugene Murray of Swepsonville; two brothers, Mr. Clyde Murray of Browns Summit and Mr. Jerry Lee Murray of Graham; four sisters, Mrs. Betty Justice of Burlington, Mrs. Dot Howerton, Mrs. Louise Howerton and Mrs. Judy Wyrick, all of Gibsonville; and three grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Apple's Chapel Christian Church by the Rev. C. Allen Myers, pastor, and the Rev. Lester Stanley, associate 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, and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 27405; or to Apple's Chapel United Church of Christ Building Fund, 7345 N.C. 61 North, Gibsonville, N.C. 27249.
 
 

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Mrs. Gertrude Graves

MEBANE -- Mrs. Gertrude Graves, 78, of 1055 Airport Road, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1997, at Duke University Medical Center after a long illness.

A native of Orange County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Jacob Graves, and the daughter of Mr. Samuel Floyd Graves and Mrs. Julia B. Yellock Graves, both deceased. She was a retired seamstress with Webco and was a member of St. James Baptist Church, where she was an usher.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Patricia Gunn of Cedar Grove; three sons, Mr. Ernest Graves of Greensboro, Mr. Melvin Graves of Heilberg, Germany and Mr. Keith Graves of Mebane; four sisters, Mrs. Carrie L. Smelley and Mrs. Lessie Fowler, both of Mebane, Mrs. Hassie Pulliam and Mrs. Gracie Enoch, both of Burlington; four brothers, Mr. Johnnie Graves and Mr. Walter Graves, both of Burlington, Mr. Robert Melvin Graves and Mr. Clyde Graves, both of Mebane; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Allen Chapel Baptist Church by the Rev. James Brown, pastor, the Rev. Charlie Pulliam and the Rev. Haywood Smith. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will be at Sharpe Memorial Chapel from 7 to 8 Saturday evening, and at other times at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Gunn.
 
 

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Mr. Ferry A. Clapp Sr.

WHITSETT -- Mr. Ferry Augustus Clapp Sr. 83, of 1442 N.C. 61 South, died at 3:55 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after a critical illness of six months.

A native of Guilford County, he was the husband of Mrs. Grace Hoffman Clapp, and the son of Mr. Floyd Everette Clapp Sr. and Mrs. Myrtle Smith Clapp, both deceased. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Guilford County Farm Bureau. He was a member of Brick ReformedÆMDNMØ United Church of Christ.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Brenda) Wade Jr. of Whitsett; four sons, Mr. F.A. Clapp Jr., Mr. Michael Clapp and Mr. Gerald Clapp, all of Whitsett, and Mr. Douglas Clapp of Liberty; six sisters, Mrs. Mabel Wagoner, Mrs. Lucy Wagoner, Mrs. Sue Clubb, Mrs. Clara Chriscoe and Mrs. Agnes Fogleman, all of Burlington, and Mrs. Annie Allen of Mebane; four brothers, Mr. Luke Clapp of Whitsett, Mr. Kestle Clapp of Elon College, Mr. Buddy Clapp and Mr. Floyd Clapp Jr., both of Burlington; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Mr. Raymond Clapp.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Brick Reformed United Church of Christ by the Rev. Robert C. Boyd, pastor, and the Rev. Delton Agnor, pastor of Brightwood Christian Church. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. 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 Alzheimer's Association, Piedmont Triad N.C. Chapter, 200 N. Cherry St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101; or to Brick Reformed United Church of Christ, cemetery fund, 1756 N.C. 61 Whitsett, N.C. 27377.
 
 

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Mr. Hayward Birchett Sr.

BURLINGTON -- Mr. Hayward D. Birchett Sr., 56, of 619 James Street, died Thursday morning, Nov. 27, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center.

Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
 

Mr. Hayward Birchett Sr.

BURLINGTON - Mr. Hayward Dennis Birchett Sr., 56, of 619 James St., died at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center.

A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Mrs. Debra Westbrooks Birchett, who survives, and the son of Elder E.H. Birchett and Mrs. Blannie Maynard Birchett, both deceased. He was an electrician.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include four sons, Mr. Aaron Birchett of Burlington, Mr. Frank Birchett of Siler City, Mr. Dino Birchett and Mr. Bobby Birchett, both of Mebane; two sisters, Mrs. Lois Cook and Mrs. Linda Harrell, both of Burlington; two brothers, Mr. Albert Birchett of Georgia and Mr. T.T. Birchett of Greensboro; and five grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington by the Rev. L.C. Troxler, associate pastor of Burlington Assembly of God. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.

The family will be at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 7 to 9 Saturday evening, and at other times at the home.
 
 

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Mrs. Nonnie H. Smith

PILOT MOUNTAIN - Mrs. Nonnie Mae Hill Smith, 91, died Friday, Nov. 28, 1997, at Scenic View in King.

Born June 2, 1906, in Surry County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Fred Raymond Smith, and the daughter of Mr. James Walter Hill and Mrs. Rachel Jessup Hill. She was a farmer and a homemaker. She was a member of Hill's Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include three sons, Mr. Billy Hill Smith and Mr. Fred Raymond Smith Jr., both of Pilot Mountain, and Mr. John Ray Smith of Burlington; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Ms. Bessie H. Hunter, Ms. Stella H. Payne and Ms. Mallie H. Stone; and four brothers, Mr. John Hill, Mr. Rixie Hill, Mr. Posie Lee Hill and Mr. Raymond Hill.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Cox-Needham Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Erica Durham and the Rev. Linda Blessing. Burial will be in Westfield Baptist Church cemetery.

The family will be at Cox-Needham Chapel from 6 to 8 Saturday evening, and at other times at the home of a son, Mr. Fred Raymond, Old Hollow Road, Pilot Mountain.

Memorials may be made to Hills Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, c / o Don Martinat, Jessup Grove Church Road, Pilot Mountain, N.C. 27041; or to Westfield Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c / o John Kuhl, Route 2, Pilot Mountain, N.C. 27041.
 
 

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Mr. Robert Gammon Sr.

BURLINGTON - Mr. Robert W. ``Bob'' Gammon Sr., 79, of 2485 Harrison Road, died at 9:33 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, 1997, at Vencor Greensboro Hospital after a critical illness of five weeks.

A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Mrs. Jean McFadyen Gammon, who survives, and the son of Mr. Robert Lee Gammon and Mrs. Georgia Conklin Gammon, both deceased. He was retired from the U.S. Army and from Rhodes Furniture Stores Inc. He was a member of Shiloh Presbyterian Church.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include a daughter, Mrs. Charlotte Gammon Cooper of Winston-Salem; a son, Mr. Robert W. ``Bob'' Gammon Jr. of Clemmons; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Keck and Mrs. Gladys Pryor, both of Burlington; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be conduced at 4 p.m. Sunday at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington by the Rev. Kurt Johnson, pastor of Shiloh Presbyterian Church.

The family will be at Rich and Thompson Chapel following the service, and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to the Carabell Children's Home, 199 Cinnamon Drive, Hubert, N.C. 28539.
 

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Mr. Tommie L. Haizlip

ELON COLLEGE - Mr. Tommie L. Haizlip, 75, of 3525 Hub Mill Road died at 8:25 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after 10 years of failing health.

A native of Henry County, Va., he was the husband of Mrs. Annie Davis Haizlip, who survives, and the son of the late Ms. Bessie Barker Haizlip. He was retired from Lorillard in Greensboro and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a game chicken breeder and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include five sons, Mr. Leon Haizlip, Mr. Curtis Haizlip, Mr. Roger Haizlip and Mr. Chris Haizlip, all of Elon College, and Mr. Bobby Haizlip of Whitsett; two brothers, Mr. Amos Haizlip of Altamahaw and Mr. Leonard Haizlip Sr. of Kernersville; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Doug Haizlip; a brother, Mr. Stan Haizlip; and a sister, Ms. Bessie Tate.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Friendship Baptist Church by the Rev. Chris Haizlip, pastor, Dr. Dan Christopher, pastor of Altamahaw Baptist Church, and the Rev. Tommy Gregory, of Light of the World Ministries. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. Burial will be in Bethlehem Christian Church cemetery.

The family will be at Lowe Funeral Home from 7 to 9 Monday evening, and at other times at the home.
 
 

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Mr. J.B. Cobb

BURLINGTON - Mr. J.B. Cobb, 73, of 424 Smith St. died at 4:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 1997, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill after a critical illness of one week.

A native of Guilford County, he was the son of Mr. Robert V. Cobb and Mrs. Esther Irene Goodman Cobb, both deceased. He was an U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a textile employee.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Jane Davis of Newton, Mrs. Gail Caprossi of Hickory and Mrs. Janice Filippo of Florida; two sons, Mr. Arnold Cobb of South Carolina and Mr. Ronnie Cobb of Hickory; a sister, Miss Irene Cobb of Burlington; a brother, Mr. James F. Cobb of Burlington; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington by the Rev. R.E.L. Moser, Methodist minister. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.

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

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Mrs. Dora Carmichael

MEBANE - Mrs. Dora Elizabeth Webster Carmichael, 81, of 111 W. Graham St. died at 5:15 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 1997, at Hillhaven Nursing Center of Chapel Hill after several years of failing health.

Born Dec. 12, 1915, in Caswell County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Lacy Willard Carmichael, and the daughter of Mr. Jasper Webster and Mrs. Betty Powell Webster, both deceased. She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Adar Baptist Church.

Survivors include four sons, Mr. Gene Carmichael, Mr. Wilson Carmichael and Mr. J.E. Carmichael, all of Mebane, and Mr. Wesley Carmichael of Supply; three daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Lunsford of Richmond, Va., Mrs. Peggy Lunsford of Prospect Hill and Mrs. Robin Horner of Graham; three brothers, Mr. Arthur Webster of Haw River, Mr. Spencer Webster of Burlington and Mr. Howard Webster of Elon College; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Dacey of Massachusetts and Mrs. Vivian Fuller of Providence; 20 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Mr. Claude Webster.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Adar Baptist Church by the Rev. Chad Hall, pastor. Burial will be in Union United Methodist Church cemetery.

The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Mebane from 7 to 8:30 Monday evening, and at other times at the home.
 
 

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Mr. Noah Hughes

HARRISONBURG, Va. - Mr. Noah Hughes, 88, died Friday, Nov. 28, 1997, at Life Care Center in New Market, Va.

A native of Burlington, he was the husband of the late Mrs. Phyllis Hughes, and the son of Mr. Peter M. Hughes and Mrs. Martha Ray Hughes, both deceased. He was a machinist at Burlington Mills. He moved to Virginia and was involved in poultry farming. He was a member of the Methodist Church in New Market.

Survivors include a son, Mr. Robert A. ``Bob'' Hughes of Timberville, VA.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and relatives in the Burlington area.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Ms. Betty Konopka.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Manor Memorial United Method Church in New Market.

Memorials may be made to Manor Memorial Church, c / o Jean Hoover, Box 194, New Market, Va., 22844; or to the Cancer Society.

Theis Funeral Chapel in New Market is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

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Mrs. Nellie D. Clark

WASHINGTON, N.C. - Mrs. Nellie Mae Dodson Clark, 76, of 153 Waterford Place, died Friday, Nov. 28, 1997, at her home.

Born Sept. 10, 1921, in Alamance County, she was the wife of Mr. Joseph David Clark Sr., who died in 1990. She was the daughter of Mr. John Fred Dodson and Mrs. Jessie Cates Dodson, both deceased. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Senior Adult Glory Choir and Grace Sunday School Class.

Survivors include two sons, Mr. Ronald Clark of Atlantic Beach and Mr. Rick Clark of Washington, N.C.; four sisters, Mrs. Ruth D. Hinshaw, Mrs. Helen D. Carrow, Mrs. Frances Louise ``Breezie'' D. Carter and Mrs. Hilda D. Fogleman, all of Burlington; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Mr. Freddie Clark and Mr. Joseph David Clark; and a sister, Ms. Margaret Dodson.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Chapel of Hillside Funeral Service by Dr. Jimmy Moore. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery.

The family will be at Hillside Funeral Service from 12:30 to 2 Sunday afternoon.
 
 

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Mrs. Pauline Mangrum

BURLINGTON - Mrs. Pauline Justice Mangrum, 81, of 507 Everett St. Apt. 212-A, died at 9:20 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 1997, at Duke University Medical Center after a critical illness of three days.

A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of Mr. Dewey Freeman Mangrum, and the daughter of Mr. Richard Justice and Mrs. Daisy Dean Shoe Justice, both deceased. She was a retired employee of West Webb Curb Market Grill. She was a member of Glen Hope Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Victory Sunday School class.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Marilyn Jean Mangrum Agnew of Raleigh and Mrs. Geraldine Mangrum Steele of Graham; a sister, Mrs. Hazel Higgins of Burlington; two brothers, Mr. Glen Justice and Mr. Willard Justice, both of Burlington; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ms. Janet Lee Cook.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Glen Hope Baptist Church by the Rev. Bob Stephenson, associate pastor, and the Rev. Mike Workman, pastor of Holly Springs Baptist Church in Mount Airy. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. Burial will be in Alamance Memorial Park.

The family will be at Lowe Funeral Home from 7 to 9 Sunday evening, and at other times at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Geraldine Steele, 2269 N.C. 87 South, Graham.
 
 

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Mr. Wallace B. Cates

BURLINGTON - Mr. Wallace Benfield Cates, 77, of 1702 Albright Ave., died at 4:12 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after several years of failing health, three days critical.

A native of Alamance County, he was the son of Mr. Jesse Newman Cates and Mrs. Harriet Benfield Cates, both deceased. He was retired from J.N. Cates and Sons Coal and Oil Co. and was a U.S. Marine veteran. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and of First Baptist Church of Burlington.

Survivors include two daughters, Ms. Brenda Gail Gardner of Murphy and Mrs. Connie Marie Hart of Gibsonville; two sons, Mr. Roger Benfield Cates of Greensboro and Mr. Donnell Edwin Cates of Lewisville; a brother, the Rev. J. Howard Cates of Fredericksburg, Va.; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Mr. Clyde Sydney Cates.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Burlington Chapel by Dr. Craig McMahan, pastor, and the Rev. J. Howard Cates. Burial will be in Alamance Memorial Park.

The family will be at the church from 10 to 11 Monday morning.

McClure Funeral Home in Burlington is in charge of arrangements.


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