Miscellaneous Alamance County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Mrs. Elizabeth McKinney

BURLINGTON - Mrs. Elizabeth Warren McKinney, 83, of 3426 N.C. 62 North, died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center, after several months of failing health, one month critical.

A Caswell County native, she was the wife of Mr. Edgar Wilson ``Ed'' McKinney, who survives, and the daughter of Mr. William Warren and Mrs. Lillie Ferguson Warren, both deceased. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Union Ridge United Church of Christ, where she was a member of the Ella Fleming Sunday school class and the Laura Ward Women's Fellowship since 1945. She was a life member of the Women's Fellowship, taught Sunday school for several years, was former leader of the junior Pilgrim fellowship, a member of the Golden Agers group and was Mother of the Year in 1993.

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

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Union Ridge United Church of Christ by the Rev. Phil Hardy. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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

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Mr. Lillie A. Weeks

CLINTON - Mr. Lillie Allen ``L.A.'' Weeks, 77, of 107 McArthur Lane, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997, in Sampson Regional Medical Center.

Born in 1920, in Sampson County, he was the husband of Mrs. Kathleen West Weeks, who survives, and the son of Mr. Bascom K. Weeks and Mrs. Lillie Mae Daughtry Weeks, both deceased. He was a retired appliance serviceman with Taylor & Sanderson Appliances. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Clinton and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors other than his wife include two sons, Mr. Larry Allen Weeks of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Mr. David Brent Weeks of Clinton; a sister, Mrs. Helen W. Whitefield of Newton Grove; three brothers, Mr. Lacy F. Weeks of Raleigh, Mr. Clayton Weeks of Burlington and Mr. Mayon J. Weeks of Fayetteville; and one grandchild.

The funeral was conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Royal-Hall Funeral Home Chapel by Dr. David Kolb. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Gardens.

Rich and Thompson Funeral Service Inc. provided local information.
 
 

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Mr. Fred H. Richmond

BURLINGTON - Mr. Fred H. Richmond, 79, of 1336-A Beaumont Ave., died Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, at the Hospice Home after a short illness.

A native of Caswell County, he was the husband of the late Mrs. Bertha Williams Richmond, and the son of Mr. Ernest Richmond and Mrs. Claudia Corbett Richmond, both deceased. He was a member of Ebenezer United Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Maude Burney of Burlington and Mrs. Gladys Pulliam of Thomasville; and two brothers, Mr. James Richmond of Burlington and Mr. Harvey Richmond of New York City.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hargett & Bryant Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Larry E. Covington, pastor of Ebenezer United Church of Christ. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery.

The family will be at the funeral home from 10:30 to 11 Thursday morning.
 
 

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Mrs. Mildred Hurst

GRAHAM - Mrs. Mildred Baumgarder Hurst, 89, of 2227 Swepsonville Road died at 8:25 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 1997, at Twin Lakes Center after one week of failing health.

A native of Sylva, she was the wife of the late Mr. Herbert Henderson Hurst, and the daughter of Mr. Charles Byrd Baumgarder and Mrs. Sallie Moore Baumgarder, both deceased. She was a retired Army nurse and was a retired registered nurse with Alamance County Health Department. She was a member of the American Red Cross and Swepsonville Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Mr. Andrew Herbert Hurst of the home; a sister, Mrs. Magdalene Powers of Rochester, N.Y.; and a grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Ms. Annie Sloop; and two brothers, Mr. Harold Baumgarder and Mr. Richard Baumgarder.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Swepsonville Baptist Church by the Rev. Don Clement and the Rev. E. Paul West. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Mebane.

The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 7 to 9 this evening.
 
 

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Mr. Clarence White

WINSTON-SALEM - Mr. Clarence White, 65, of 636 Holly Ave., died at 9:40 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 1997, at Britthaven of Forsyth Nursing Home after an illness of one year.

A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of the late Mrs. Flossie Fuller White, and the son of Mr. Roy White and Mrs. Hallie Harvey White, both deceased. He was a member of Burnette's Chapel Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Pamela W. Browning of Gibsonville and Miss Bernadette White of Greensboro.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Hargett and Bryant Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Walter M. Richmond. Burial will be in Miles Chapel Baptist Church cemetery.

The family will be at the funeral home one hour before the service, and at other times at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Pamela Browning, 210 Goodson Ave., Gibsonville.
 
 

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Ms. Velma T. Cates

ROUGEMONT - Ms. Velma Torain Cates, 77, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

Born Feb. 2, 1920, she was the daughter of Mr. Bud Torain and Mrs. Nannie Sneed Torain, both deceased. She was retired from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was a member of Glenn Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include eight daughters, Ms. Annie Tinnin of Cedar Grove, Ms. Louise Long of Hurdle Mills, Ms. Eva Pettiford of Durham, Ms. Lillie Jones of Winston-Salem, Ms. Hassie Arnold of Marietta, Ga., Ms. Joyce Davis and Ms. Hazel Torain, both of Rougemont, and Ms. Delores Cates of the home; four sons, Mr. Willie Cates of Cedar Grove, Mr. Ernest Cates of Salisbury, Md., Mr. Buddy Cates of Hillsborough and Mr. Bennie Cates of the home; two sisters, Ms. Magdaline Torain of Hillsborough and Ms. Hassie Hones of Durham; two brothers, Mr. Isaac Torain Sr. and Mr. Malcom Torain, both of Rougemont; 26 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Glenn Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. T.C. Nicholson. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will be at Chavis-Parker Funeral Home from 7 to 8 this evening.
 
 

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Mr. Brandon L. Paul

BURLINGTON - Mr. Brandon Lee Paul of 1202 Sharpe Road died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997, in an automobile accident.

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

Mr. Andre Thompson

BURLINGTON - Mr. Andre Thompson of 317 Key St. died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1997.

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

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Mrs. Ruth J. Graves

YANCEYVILLE - Mrs. Ruth Johnson Graves of 251 North Ave. died Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997, at the Danville Regional Medical Center in Danville, Va.

Born Oct. 14, 1930, in Caswell County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Willie Howard Graves, and the daughter of Mr. George Johnson and Mrs. Martha Slade Johnson, both deceased. She was a member of Yanceyville Missionary Baptist Church, where she was in the senior choir, missionary circle and served on the pastor's aid and kitchen committee.

Survivors include a son, Mr. Yancey Malloy Graves of Yanceyville; a daughter, Mrs. Dawn Rene Hughes of Burlington; a sister, Mrs. Helen Boe of Providence.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today[ wed ] at Yanceyville Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Melvin Paylor. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will be at the home. Fulton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

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Mr. William Totten

YANCEYVILLE - Mr. William ``Bill'' Totten, 68, of 226 W. Church St. died Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, at his home.

Born April 3, 1929, in Caswell County, he was the husband of Mrs. Virginia Miles Totten, who survives, and the son of Mr. Fred Brown Williamson, who survives, and the late Mrs. Mary Totten Williamson. He was a member of Leasburg Masonic Lodge No. 648, was a retired employee of Dan River Mills and was a self-employed plumber. He was a member of Yanceyville Missionary Baptist Church, where he served on the usher board.

Survivors other than his wife of the home and father of Yanceyville include two daughters, Mrs. Shelia Diane Williamson of Yanceyville and Mrs. Vickie T. Hinton of Durham; five sons, Mr. Jerry Totten and Mr. Sherman Totten, both of Durham, Mr. David Totten and Mr. Carl Miles, both of Yanceyville, Mr. Willie Irvin Murray of Milwaukee; a sister, Mrs. Catherine Williamson Bigelow of New Rochelle, N.Y.; a brother, Mr. Fred Junior Williamson of Yancyville; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Cedar Grove Memorial Building in Yanceyville by the Rev. Melvin Paylor. Burial will be in Yanceyville Missionary Baptist Church cemetery.

The family will be at Providence Baptist Church from 7 to 8 this evening, and at other times at the home.

Fulton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

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Mr. Edward T. Clapp

WILSON - Mr. Edward T. Clapp, 69, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1997.

He was the husband of Mrs. Catherine Moore Clapp and was a retired thread-sales representative.

Survivors other than his wife include a daughter, Ms. Donna Clapp of Mebane; two sons, Mr. Keith Clapp of Charlotte and Mr. Eddie Clapp of Burlington; a step-daughter, Mrs. Dee Ann Macomson of New York City; a step son Mr. R.G. ``Mike'' Macomson III of Badin Lake; a sister Ms. Edith Clapp of Graham; three brothers, Mr. Charles Clapp of Graham, Mr. Wade Clapp of Haw River and Mr. Earl Clapp of Burlington and five grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Wilson. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall immediately after the funeral.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1423, Wilson, N.C. 27894 or the charity of choice.

The Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home in Wilson is in charge of arrangements.


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