Miscellaneous Alamance County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Mr. Jesse Montgomery

BURLINGTON - Mr. Jesse William Montgomery, 83, of 863 Deep Creek Church Road died at 6:20 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after three weeks of failing health, one day critical.

A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of the late Mrs. Alene Christopher Montgomery, and the son of Mr. Thomas Murphy and Mrs. Mammi Caulder Montgomery, both deceased. He was a retired supply clerk for Copeland Mills and Baptist.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Doris Cobb and Ms. Linda Russell, both of Burlington; a son, Mr. John Barrett Montgomery of Burlington; a half sister, Miss Cornelia Montgomery of Burlington; six grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; eight great-grandchildren ;and one great-stepgrandchild.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Burlington by the Rev. Bennie Smith, pastor of Staley Memorial Baptist Church. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.

The family will be at McClure Funeral Home from 7 to 9 Sunday evening, and at other times at the home of a daughter, Ms. Linda Russell, 823 Deep Creek Church Road, Burlington.
 
 

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Mrs. Ethel W. Wilson

BURLINGTON - Mrs. Ethel Mae Whitten Riley Wilson, 75, of 3436 Dr. Pickett Road died at 7:20 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center.

A native of Orange County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Weldon Riley and the daughter of Mr. Newman Whitten and Mrs. Lucy Sanders Whitten, both deceased. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons, Mr. Bobby Riley of Burlington and Mr. Kenneth Riley of South Carolina; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ms. Lillie Mae Riley; and two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Jones and Mrs. Inez Williams.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery in Mebane by the Rev. George ``Jack'' Phillips.

The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Mebane from 6 to 8 Sunday evening and other times at the home of Mrs. Myrna Oldham, 308-A Tanglewood Apts., Mebane.
 

Mr. James Brown Sr.

BURLINGTON - Mr. James Robert ``J.R.'' Brown Sr., 52, of 734 Hanner Road died Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997.

A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Mrs. Janice Rimmer Brown and the son of Mr. Benjamin Harrison Brown and Mrs. Geneva Anderson ``Eva'' Brown, both deceased. He was formerly employed by Cone Mills Granite Finishing for 33 years. He was a member of the North Carolina Fox Hunters Association and was a member of Staley Memorial Baptist Church.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include two daughters, Ms. Lisa Brown of the home and Ms. Christy Brown of Burlington; a son, Mr. James Robert ``Jim Bob'' Brown Jr. of the home; a sister, Mrs. Kay Hunkins of Greensboro; a brother, Mr. John Wesley Brown of Burlington; six step sisters, Ms. Mildred Carter, Ms. Vina Chandler, Ms. Edith Coble and Ms. Estella Ham, all of Greensboro, Ms. Cathleen Brown of Bennett and Ms. Elizabeth McBane of Burlington, and two step brothers, Mr. J.W. Foust of Burlington and Mr. Welford ``Bill'' Brown of Greensboro.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Ms. Maggie Payne, and seven brothers, Mr. Clinton Brown, Mr. Linton Brown, Mr. W.R. Brown, Mr. Robert Harrison Brown, Mr. William Foust, Mr. Banks Foust and Mr. Frank Brown.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Staley Memorial Baptist Church by the Rev. Bennie Smith, pastor. Burial will be in McCray Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service.

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

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Mrs. Gladys C. Owen

GRAHAM - Mrs. Gladys Church Owen, 88, of 1216 South Main St., died at 11:55 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after four years of failing health, four days critical.

A native of Wilkes County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Clayton Perry Owen and the daughter of Mr. Issac Newton Church and Mrs. Dorcas Grant Church, both deceased. She was a retired folder for Sharpes Hosiery Mill and a member of the Christ United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Joann O. Phillips of Clemmons; four sons, Mr. Colburn P. Owen of Galax, Va., Mr. Reggie Owen of Hickory, Mr. Henry N. Owen of Roxboro and Mr. Danny L. Owen of Graham; two sisters, Mrs. Stella Moore of Elon College and Mrs. Hazel Carver of Baltimore, Md.; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Graham by the Rev. Michael Phillips. A committal service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Burchwood Cemetery in Roxboro.

The family will receive friends at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 Tuesday evening and other times at the home.
 
 

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Mrs. Naomi M. Russell

BURLINGTON - Mrs. Naomi Moore Russell, 88, of 323 Baldwin Road, formerly of Graham, died at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, at White Oak Manor after four years of failing health, several weeks critical.

A native of Florida, she was the wife of the late Mr. Clester Cyral Russell and the daughter of Mr. Tillman Moore and Mrs. Irene Anderson Moore, both deceased. She was retired from Burlington Industries, Pioneer Plant and was a member of Andrews Memorial Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Mr. Jack Barton Russell of Graham; a sister, Mrs. Corene Sorrell of Burlington; a brother, Mr. John C. Moore of Burlington; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday at Andrews Memorial Baptist Church by Dr. Tommy Willis, pastor. Burial will be in Graham Memorial Park.

The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 7 to 8 Tuesday night and at other times of the home of the son, Mr. Jack Barton Russell, 311 Clapp St., Graham.

Mrs. Kathleen Shoffner

LIBERTY - Mrs. Kathleen Smith Shoffner, 76, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997, at Vencor Hospital in Greensboro.

A graduate of Elon College, she was a former teacher at Franklinville, Liberty, Grays Chapel and Nathanael Greene Schools. She was a member of the Liberty Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Liberty Homemakers Club. She was a member of Smithwood United Church of Christ.

Survivors include four daughters, Ms. Carolyn S. Coble and Ms. Libby S. Smith, both of Liberty, Ms. Mary Agnes Shoffner of Durham and Ms. Sarah S. Schacht of Venice, Calif.; two sisters, Ms. Sarah Jane Smith and Ms. Frances Kimrey, both of Burlington; four brothers, Mr. Franklin Smith of Pleasant Garden, Mr. Ralph Smith of Liberty, Mr. Herbert Smith of Bridgeton and Mr. John Smith of Prince George, Va.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Loflin Funeral Home Chapel in Liberty, with burial in Fairview Cemetery.

The family will be at Loflin Funeral Home from 7 to 9 Tuesday evening, and at other times at the home of a daughter, Ms. Libby Smith, 1873 Smith-Adkins Road Ext., Liberty.

Memorials may be made to the Liberty Public Library, P.O. Box 1006, Liberty, N.C. 27298; or to Smithwood United Church of Christ, 6808 Kimesville Road, Liberty, N.C. 27298.
 
 

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Mr. Walter E. Troxler

MELBOURNE, Fla. - Mr. Walter Edward Troxler, 89, of 632 Jubilee St., died Friday, Nov. 28, 1997, at Harborside Heath Care Center in Rockledge, Fla.

Born April 22, 1908, in Gibsonville, he was the husband of the late Mrs. Estelle Ingle Troxler, and the son of Mr. William Henry Troxler and Ms. Sallie Roney, both deceased. He was retired and moved to Central Florida in 1994. He was a past member of the Gibsonville Rotary Club. He was a member of Local No. 77 and was a member of Springwood Presbyterian Church in Whitsett, where he was a deacon.

Survivors include a daughter, Ms. Sarah Pope of Melbourne; a son, Mr. Henry E. Troxler of Edgewater, Md.; a sister, Ms. Virginia T. Creasy of Gibsonville; a brother, Mr. Ben Troxler of Gibsonville; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 13, at Alamance Memorial Park.

Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home in Melbourne is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

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Mrs. Carolyn Nelson

STONEVILE - Mrs. Carolyn Marlowe Nelson, 48, of 181 Woodbriar Drive, died Sunday evening, Dec. 7, 1997, at Forsyth Memorial Hospital in Winston-Salem.

A native of Leaksville in Rockingham County, she was the wife of Mr. Talmadge ``Ted'' Paris Nelson Jr., who survives, and the daughter of Ms. Jacqueline Martin Marlowe, who survives. She was retired as deputy clerk, civil division of Rockingham County Superior Court. She served nine years in the criminal division and 14 years in civil division. She was a member of First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, where she was a deacon, past president and vice president of Christian Women's Fellowship, former Sunday school teacher and was active in the Ladies Aid.

Survivors other than her husband of the home, formerly of Burlington, and mother of Eden include a daughter, Ms. Gina Leigh Nelson of Cullowhee; a brother, Mr. Charles Marlowe Jr. of Eden; a sister, Ms. Kimberly Marlowe of Richmond, Va..

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ. Burial will be in Lawson Cemetery.

The family will be at Fair Funeral Home in Eden from 7 to 9 Tuesday evening, and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Rockingham County Unit, P.O. Box 4193, Eden, N.C. 27289-4193.
 
 

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Mrs. Lessie P. Hunt

BURLINGTON - Mrs. Lessie Featherstone Paylor Hunt, 93, of 403 Florence St., died at 3 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, at Skilled Nursing Division of Alamance Regional Medical Center after an illness of several months.

A native of Person County, she was the daughter of Mr. Abraham Featherstone and Mrs. Fannie F. Gant Featherstone, both deceased. She was a member of Clinton Memorial United Church of Christ.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Sally Paylor Curry of the home and Mrs. Alice Paylor Graham of New York City; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Clinton Memorial United Church of Christ by the Rev. Steve Oldham, pastor. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will be at the church one hour before the service.

Hargett and Bryant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

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Mr. Douglas Hamilton Sr.

BURLINGTON - Mr. M. Douglas Hamilton Sr., 72, of 2209 Combs St., died at 3:35 a.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 1997, at Veterans Administration Hospital in Durham after eight years of failing health, two months critical.

A native of Robeson County, he was the husband of Mrs. Ruby Glasgow Hamilton, and the son of Mr. Pierce Hamilton and Mrs. Flossie Mamie Cottingham Hamilton, both deceased. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a charter member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Dillon, S.C., and was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was retired from Kayser-Roth after 40 years of service. He was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church, where he was a Sunday school teacher for more than 50 years and was a member of the Methodist Men.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include a daughter, Mrs. Patricia Hamilton Monk of Burlington; a son, Mr. M. Douglas ``Dickie'' Hamilton Jr. of Burlington; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Nettie Hamilton Goodyear; and a brother, Mr. Thomas Stephen Hamilton.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Friendship United Methodist Church by the Rev. Alvin Horne, 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 Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 7 to 9 Tuesday evening, and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Friendship United Methodist Church Building Fund, 4612 Friendship Patterson Mill Road, Burlington, N.C. 27215.
 
 

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Mr. Raleigh Blackstock

BURLINGTON - Mr. Raleigh Eugene Blackstock, 63, of 409 Flanner St., died at 11:50 a.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 1997, at his home after several years of failing health, one week critical.

A native of Person County, he was the husband of Mrs. Hilda Wilson Blackstock, who survives, and the son of Mr. Raleigh Joseph Blackstock and Mrs. Lettie Wakely Blackstock, both deceased. He was retired as a manager for McDonald's restaurants. He was a member of East Burlington Church of God.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include two sons, Mr. Randy Thomas Blackstock of the home and Mr. Todd Eugene Blackstock of Elon College; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Lee Davis of Burlington and Mrs. Irene Goswick of Chapel Hill; three brothers, Mr. Clyde Lewis Blackstock of Odenton, Md., Mr. A.T. Blackstock of Burlington and Mr. Walter J. Blackstock of Bracey, Va.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Mr. Ricky Brazel Blackstock; and a brother, Mr. Bill Blackstock.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rich and Thompson Chapel by the Rev. Jerry W. Tow, pastor of East Burlington Church of God. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, P.O. Box 2122, Burlington, N.C. 27216-2122.
 
 

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Mr. Thomas Garrison

MEBANE - Mr. Thomas Franklin Garrison, 85, of 4121 Mebane-Rogers Road, died at 4:45 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, at Coble Health Center in Durham after a long illness.

A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Mrs. Margaret Patton Garrison, who survives, and the son of Mr. Leslie Leon Garrison and Mrs. Maude Walker Garrison, both deceased. He was a retired farmer. He was a member of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, where he was a former trustee and former deacon.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include two daughters, Ms. Dorothy Fisher of Greensboro and Ms. Kathy Garrison of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Alice Kapp of Mebane and Mrs. Elise Isley of Burlington; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Allen Huff, pastor. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, 3302 N.C. 119 North, Mebane, N.C. 27302.
 
 

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Mr. Norman Clapp

BURLINGTON - Mr. Norman Clapp, 80, of 319 Kilroy St. died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, at Skilled Nursing Division of Alamance Regional Medical Center after an illness of several weeks.

A native of Alamance County, he was the son of the late Mrs. Queenie Clapp Lee. He was a retired employee of Burlington Industries. He was a member of Augustus Lodge No. 642 of Prince Hall Free and Accepted Masonic Order. He was a member of Springdale AME Church, where he was a member of the Steward Board.

Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Shirley Ruth Moore, Mrs. Erma G. Elmore and Mrs. Edna Russell, all of Burlington, Mrs. Mary Lou Hunter and Mrs. Darlene Clapp, both of Graham; two sons, Mr. Ronald E. Clapp and Mr. Norman J. ``Sonny'' Clapp, both of Burlington; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Burton of Burlington; 16 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Clara Breeze and Mrs. Bronnie Shoffner; and five brothers, Mr. William Otis Clapp, Mr. Nelson Clapp, Mr. Aldon Clapp, Mr. Clarence Lee and Mr. Thurman Lee.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Springdale AME Church by the Rev. Saundra Bullock, pastor. The body will be placed in the church one hour before the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will be at Hargett and Bryant Funeral Home from 6 to 7 Tuesday evening.
 
 

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Mr. Coleman Patterson

BURLINGTON - Mr. Coleman Russell ``Slim'' Patterson, 64, of 512 Avon Ave., died Friday, Dec. 5, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness.

A native of Alamance County, he was the son of Mr. Manley Patterson and Mrs. Eliza Isley Patterson, both deceased. He was a member of Rock Creek AME Church.

Survivors include eight daughters, Mrs. Martha Morris, Mrs. Claudene Mapp, Ms. Anna Burns, Ms. Kathy Mapp, Mrs. Russilina Enoch; Mrs. Rosezetta Lee and Ms. Tara Burns, all of Burlington, and Mrs. Toni Smith of Sedalia; three sons, Mr. Anthony Donnell Burns and Mr. Charles Burns, both of Burlington, and Mr. Lawrence ``Bud'' Burns of Snow Camp; three sisters, Mrs. Gladys Ratliff of Snow Camp, Mrs. Esther Patterson of Liberty and Mrs. Elizabeth Siler of Staley; a brother, Mr. Richard Patterson of Snow Camp; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ebenezer United Church of Christ by the Rev. Larry Covington, pastor. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery.

The family will be at the church one hour before the service.

Hargett and Bryant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

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Mrs. Annie McKinney

BURLINGTON - Mrs. Annie Elizabeth Warren McKinney, 84, of 3426 N.C. 62 North, died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center.

Survivors include her husband, Mr. Edgar Wilson McKinney of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Sandra Munczenski of Gaithersburg, Va.; a son, Mr. Eddie Warren McKinney of Springfield, Va.; a sister, Mrs. Grace McCullom of Yanceyville; a brother, Mr. William Lewis ``Billy'' Warren of Reidsville; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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


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