Miscellaneous Alamance County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Mr. James D. Pegram

BELLAIRE, Texas - Mr. James Darrell Pegram, 57, of 7502 Ave. B, died at 10:36 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 1997, in New Braunfels, Texas.

A native of Iredell County, he was the husband of Mrs. Sedonia Pegram, who survives, and the son of Mrs. Reta Pegram Violette, who survives, and the late Mr. James Wiley Pegram. He was an architect and was a member of Hocutt Memorial Baptist Church.

Survivors other than his wife of the home and mother of Burlington include two sons, Mr. Joseph Wiley Pegram and Mr. Jaime Edward Pegram, both of the home; and a sister, Mrs. Nola Pegram Duffy of Houston.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington by the Rev. E. Al Roberts. Burial will be in Alamance Memorial Park.

The family will be at Rich and Thompson Mortuary following the service.
 
 

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Mr. Elwood Farrell

BURLINGTON - Mr. Elwood Farrell, 85, of 2106 Maple Ave., died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after three years of failing health, two days critical.

A native of Chatham County, he was the husband of the late Mrs. Catherine Wicker Farrell, and the son of Mr. Cicero Farrell and Mrs. Mary Lizzie Farrell, both deceased. He was retired from Burlington Industries and worked for Splawn's Tool Shop. He was a member of Eastlawn Baptist Church, where he was a former deacon and was a member of the Men's II Sunday school class.

Survivors include a son, Mr. Larry Farrell of Danville, Va.; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Mr. Michael David Farrell.

The funeral will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Harold Ball, former pastor of Eastlawn Baptist Church, and the Rev. Vernon Lewis, interim pastor of Eastlawn Baptist Church. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to Eastlawn Baptist Church, 432 N. Sellars Mill Road, Burlington, N.C. 27217.
 
 

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Mr. Major G. Wells Jr.

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Mr. Major Graham Wells Jr., 50, of 1432 Pickens Ave., died Sunday, Nov. 30, 1997, in New York.

A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Mrs. Mary Bass Wells, who survives, and the son of Mr. Major G. Wells Sr. and Mrs. Charlotte Upsher Wells, both deceased. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include a daughter, Ms. Samantha Wells of Brooklyn; and two brothers, Mr. Sandy Wells of West Virginia and Mr. Asbury Wells of Baltimore.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hargett and Bryant Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. J. Eugene Gant. 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 of an aunt, Mrs. Della M. Browning, 302 Apple St., Burlington.
 
 

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Mr. Clyde H. Pettiford

BURLINGTON - Mr. Clyde Hudson Pettiford, 68, of 2968 Pleasant Grove Union School Road, died at 3 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1997, at the Brian Center of Yanceyville after an illness of several months.

A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of the late Mrs. Mabel Pettiford, and the son of Mr. James Henry Pettiford and Mrs. Rebecca Jeffries Pettiford, both deceased.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Vina D. Thompson of Altamahaw; a son, Mr. Freddie Dixon of Mebane; a sister, Mrs. Ruth P. Bostic of Philadelphia; a brother, Mr. Elmer Pettiford of the home; and four grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hargett and Bryant Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Rainey Enoch. Burial will be in Snow Hill Church cemetery.

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

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Mrs. Sue W. Ledbetter

WENDELL - Mrs. Adelaide Sue Wall Ledbetter, 82, of 84 Hanor Lane, Apt. A-102, formerly of Burlington, died at 2:17 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, 1997, at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh.

A native of Henrietta, she was the wife of the late Mr. Thomas Baxter Ledbetter, and the daughter of Mr. Hardaway P. Wall and Mrs. Pearl M. Wall Wall, both deceased. She was a retail sales clerk for Belk Beck in Burlington and was a member of First Baptist Church of Burlington.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Freida L. Starke of Richmond, Va., and Mrs. Belinda C. Womack of Raleigh; two sisters, Mrs. Mary D. Greenway of Elizabeth City and Mrs. Hazel M. Snow of Greenville, S.C.; seven granchildren; and five great-grandchidren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ms. Hilda A. Stowe; and two brothers, Mr. Cecil H. Wall and Mr. Rohe P. Wall.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel at First Baptist Church of Burlington by Dr. Dale O. Steele, pastor of Penelope Baptist Church in Hickory, and the Rev. Glenn Greenway of Elizabeth City. The body will be placed in the church one hour before the serivce. Burial will be in Alamance Memorial Park.

The family will be in the chapel from 1 to 1:45 Friday afternoon.

Lowe Funeral Home in Burlington is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

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Mr. Willie F. Warren

CORONA, N.Y. - Mr. Willie Frank Warren, 69, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1997, in Corona after a long illness.

A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Mrs. Alberta Warren, who survives, and the son of Mr. Thomas Warren and Mrs. Polly Bradsher Warren, both deceased.

Survivors other than his wife of Burligton include two sons, Mr. Willie Warren and Mr. Larry Warren, both of Burlington; a daughter, Ms. Rosie Ann Warren of Brooklyn, N.Y.; three brothers, Mr. Al Warren of Burlington, Mr. John Warren of Flushing, N.Y., and Mr. Robert Warren of Corona; five sisters, Mrs. Ruth Pulliam of Burlington, Mrs. Ruby Russell of Yanceyville, Mrs. Catherine Thurmond of Addison, Ill., Mrs. Rosa McDougal of Maywood, Ill., and Mrs. Ora Warren of Corona.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at Sharpe Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Robert Vanhook. Burial will be in Sweet Gum Grove Church cemetery.
 
 

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Mrs. Hazel B. Coffey

BURLINGTON - Mrs. Hazel Badgett Coffey, 77, of 611 Atwater St., died Sunday evening, Nov. 30, 1997, at her home.

A native of Surry County, she was the wife of Mr. Lynn Allen Coffey, who survives, and the daughter of Mr. Thomas Lafayette Badgett and Mrs. Mary Moser Badgett, both deceased. She was a member of the Burlington Assembly of God.

Survivors other than her husband of the home include a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Harrill of Charlotte.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ms. Mary Anne Coffey; three sisters, Mrs. Lula B. Needham, Mrs. Yvonne B. Hodge and Mrs. Alma B. Waddell; and three brothers, Mr. Jess Badgett, Mr. George Badgett and Mr. Clive Badgett.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Burlington Assembly of God by Dr. Howard Thompson, pastor, and the Rev. L.C. Troxler, associate pastor. Burial will be in Sherwood Memorial Park in Salem, Va.

Memorials may be made to Burlington Assembly of God, 821 Tucker St., Burlington, N.C. 27215.
 
 

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Mr. Gustave Lehr

GRAHAM - Mr. Gustave Andrew Lehr, 82, of B-5 Cates Circle died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after three years of failing health.

A native of New Jersey, he was the husband of Mrs. Christine Florence Lassiter Lehr, who died in 1994. He was a member of the Merchant Marine during World War II and was retired from Webco Finishing.

There are no immediate survivors.

A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Blanch Baptist Church cemetery.

The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 7 to 8 Friday evening.
 

Mrs. Joanna R. Sims

ERWIN - Mrs. Joanna Rosser Sims, 29, of 302 13th St. died at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1997, in Harnett County.

A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of Mr. Andrew H. Sims, who survives, and the daughter of the Rev. James L. Rosser and Mrs. Jewelle Bass Rosser, who survive. She was a registered nurse and Assistant Director of Out-Patient services at Wake Medical Center. She was a member of Haw River Christian Church.

Survivors other than her husband of the home and parents of Graham include a daughter, Miss Lindsay Sims of the home; a son, Mr. Colton Sims of the home; a sister, Mrs. Beth Rosser Smith of Graham; a brother, Mr. James L. Rosser Jr. of Greensboro; and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Nancy Rosser of Sanford.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday Haw River Christian Church by Dr. Fred Treadwell, the Rev. Phil Hardy, the Rev. Richard Myers and Mr. Kevin Hunter. Burial will be in Graham Memorial Park.

The family will be at the home of the parents, 530 Rockwood Drive, Graham.
 
 

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Mr. Bud S. Doss

BURLINGTON - Mr. Bud Samuel Doss, 81, of 4122 Bellemont-Mt. Hermon Road, died at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, 1997, at his home after one year of failing health, three months critical.

A native of Pittsylvania County, Va., he was the husband of Mrs. Annie Phillips Doss, who survives, and the late Mrs. Mable Rippy Doss. He was the son of Mr. Nollie Doss and Mrs. Edith Holley Doss, both deceased. He was a retired truck driver with Kayser-Roth. He was a member of First Wesleyn Church of Burlington and the Burlington Moose Lodge, where he had a Pilgrim Degree.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include a daughter, Mrs. Earl (Patricia) Phillips of Burlington; a son, Mr. Samuel Lee Doss of Belews Creek; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Joyce McGowan of Burlington, Mrs. Sandra Cook of Graham and Mrs. Sue Reyes of Florida; two stepsons, Mr. Earl Phillips and Mr. Larry Phillips, both of Burlington; and two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Blackwell and Mrs. Catherine Naylor, both of Burlington; a brother, Mr. James Doss of Altavista, Va.; five grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and seven great-stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Ms. Sallie Hawkins, Ms. Louella Holley and Ms. Cassie Brumfield; six brothers, Mr. Albert A. Doss, Mr. Drewey Doss, Mr. Willie Doss, Mr. Luther Doss, Mr. Charlie Doss and Mr. Oscar Doss.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Wesleyan Church of Burlington by the Rev. Ron Jones, pastor. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.

The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 Satturday evening, and at other times at the home of the daughter, 2189 Hoskins Road, Burlington.
 
 

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Mrs. Patsy A. Rhodes

BURLINGTON - Mrs. Patsy Ann Allen Rhodes, 61, of 361 Apt. F, Fairfax St., died at 6:40 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5, 1997, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

A native of Franklin County, she was the wife of the late Mr. William Edward Rhodes, and the daughter of Mr. James E. Allen and Mrs. Sarah Ann Denton Allen. She was a homemaker and a member of the Christian Life Center in Gibsonville.

Survivors include a daughter, Ms. Diane Golden of Burlington; and two brothers, Mr. Wesley Allen of New Hope and Mr. Henry Allen of Surprise, Ariz.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Christian Life Center by the Rev. Bruce Ritter, pastor. Burial will be in Gibsonville City Cemetery.

The family will be at the church from 1:30 to 3 Sunday afternoon, and at other times at the home of the daughter, 1404 Anthony Road, Burlington.

McClure Funeral Home in Graham is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

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Mr. Tommie Brown

TRENTON - Mr. Tommie Brown, 85, of 448 King St. Ext., died Thursday, Dec. 4, 1997, at Pitt Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include two daughters, Ms. Odessa Sutton and Ms. Sadie Smith, both of Greensboro; seven sons, Col. Thomas Earl Brown of Fayetteville, Mr. Robert Brown of Burlington, Mr. Raymond Brown of Roanoke Rapids, Va., Mr. Cecil Brown of Durham, Mr. William Brown of Chesapeake, Va., Mr. Leslie Brown of Raleigh and Mr. Clement Brown of New Bern; a sister, Ms. Lucille Thompson of Bridgewater, Mass.; a brother, Mr. Johnnie Brown of Trenton; 25 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at noon Monday at King Chapel Free Will Baptist Church in Trenton by the Rev. Esley Robinson. Burial will be in Trenton Cemetery.

Mills Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

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Mr. Vance Gerringer

GREENSBORO - Mr. Vance R. ``Boss Man'' Gerringer, 88, of 2903 E. Bessemer Ave., died Friday morning, Dec. 5, 1997, at Wesley Long Hospital.

Born Oct. 23, 1909 in Guilford County, he was the husband of Mrs. Lucille Schoolfield Gerringer, who died in 1987, and the son of Mr. John Calvin Gerringer and Mrs. Laura Thomas Gerringer, both deceased. He was a lifelong resident of Guilford County. He retired in 1969 from Associated Transport after more than 30 years of service. He was a pioneer member of the local Teamsters No. 391. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving under General Omar Bradley. He was a member of Apple's Chapel United Church of Christ.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Michael (Mary Lou) Puckett and Ms. Diane Bush, both of Greensboro; two brothers, Mr. Hugh Gerringer of Guilford College and Mr. John David Gerringer of Burlington; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lambeth-Troxler Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Randy Pearman and the Rev. Willie Graves. Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Park.

The family will be at Lambeth-Troxler Funeral Home from 7 to 9 Saturday evening, and at other times at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Mary Lou Puckett, 3212 Sandburg Drive, Greensboro.
 
 

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Ms. Ella G. Isley

JULIAN - Ms. Ella Greeson Isley, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 1997, at Clapp's Nursing Center in Pleasant Garden.

She had been a patient of Clapp's Nursing Center for several years. She was a lifelong member of Mount Hope United Church of Christ.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Clapp of Julian and Mrs. Dan (Betty) Hobbs of Greensboro; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Mount Hope United Church of Christ. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will be at the church following the service and at other times at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Clapp, 2819 Mount Hope Church Road, Julian. The body will be at Loflin Funeral Home in Liberty until 9 p.m. today.

Memorial may be made to the Community Fund at Mount Hope United Church of Christ, 2400 Mount Hope Church Road, Julian, N.C., 27283.
 
 

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Mrs. Annie McCaden

YANCEYVILLE - Mrs. Annie Bell Brown McCaden of 216 Suncrest Apartments died Thursday, Dec. 4, 1997.

A native of Caswell County, she was the wife of Mr. Tony McCaden, who survives, and the daughter of Mr. John Henry Brown and Mrs. Fannie Bowe Brown, both deceased. she was a member of Yanceyville Missionary Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

Survivors other than her husband of the home include three daughters, Mrs. Deloris M. Johnson, Ms. Gladys McCaden and Mrs. Joyce M. Southern, all of Yancyeville; a stepson, Mr. Leonza Graves of Reidsville; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Yanceyville Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Cephus Lea. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will be at Fulton Funeral Home from 7 to 8 Sunday evening, and at other times at the home.


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