Miscellaneous Alamance County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Mrs. Alma H. Rudder
HILLSBOROUGH -- Mrs. Alma Horner Rudder, 86, of N.C. 86 North died at 10:15
p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, 1997, at Presbyterian Home of Hawfields in Mebane after
an illness of several years.
Born Oct. 17, 1911, in Orange County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Will
Washington Rudder, and the daughter of Mr. John Horner and Mrs. Novella Laws
Horner, both deceased. She was a homemaker and a member of Walnut Grove United
Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, Mr. Leo Rudder of Graham; two sisters, Ms. Lorena
Tate of Burlington and Ms. Maude Griggs of Mebane; five grandchildren; eight
great-grandchildren; and three great-stepgrandchildren.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Walnut Grove United
Methodist Church cemetery by the Rev. Carlton Wilson.
The family will be at Brooks and White Funeral Home in Roxboro from 7 to 8:30
this evening.
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Mr. Oscar S. LaRue
WHITEVILLE -- Mr. Oscar Spencer LaRue, 73, of Route 2, died Friday, Dec. 19,
1997, at his home.
A native of Grancing County, Va., he was an employee of the Columbus County
Health Department.
Survivors include a brother, Mr. Lester LaRue of Siler City; a sister, Ms.
Virginia Amstutz of Galax, Va.; a half-sister, Ms. Cora Adkins of Galax; and
three half-brothers, Mr. Rudco LaRue of Burlington, Mr. Mack LaRue of North
Wilkesboro and Mr. Johnny LaRue of Pasadena, Calif.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Smith and Buckner Chapel in
Siler City by the Rev. Walter Jones. Burial will be in Chatham Memorial Park.
The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 9 Monday evening.

Mr. Johnnie Kirkland
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Mr. Johnnie Lee Kirkland, 71, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 1997,
at Memorial Medical Center after a short illness.
A Pierce County, Ga., native who had lived in Savannah since 1944, he was the
husband of Mrs. Virginia Blair Kirkland, who survives. He was a veteran of the
U.S. Air Force and was employed for 44 years by Union Camp Corp. as an
accountant. He served on the deacon board of Ardsley Park Baptist Church and
had formerly served as chairman of the Board of Deacons. He was the director
of the Adult 3 Sunday School Department and was co-leader of Mission Work at
Savannah Convalescent Center for 24 years. He had also served on the finance
committee. He was a member of Landrum Lodge No. 48 F & AM and the 7th District
Volunteer Fire Department.
Survivors other than his wife of Savannah include three sons, Mr. Timothy M.
Kirkland of Fleming, Ga., Mr. Craig Kirkland of Rincon, Ga., and Mr. Larry W.
Moore of Savannah; three daughters, Ms. Kay L. Lindley of Burlington, Ms.
Donna M. Yawn of Savannah and Ms. Sherry L. Clark of Thunderbolt, Ga.; two
sisters, Ms. Lou Jean Odum of Dunellon, Fla., and Ms. Willie Mae Lee of
Hoboken, Ga.; a brother, Mr. Herman Kirkland of Brownwood, Texas; 8
grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. today at Ardsley Baptist Church.
Burial will be in Hillcrest Abbey Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the Van Fund c^/^o Ardsley Park Baptist Church, 1
East 55th St., Savannah, Ga. 31405.
Hubert C. Baker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Mr. Alphonso Johnson
MEBANE -- Mr. Alphonso S. Johnson of 213 West St. died Wednesday, Dec. 17,
1997, at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro.
An Alamance County native, he was the husband of Mrs. Helen Marie Jones
Johnson, who survives, and the son of Mr. Charlie Johnson and the late Mrs.
Eursula Scott Johnson, both deceased. He was retired from Walter Kiddie
Company.
Survivors other than his wife of the home include one son, Mr. Alphonso
Johnson Jr. of the home; two daughters, Miss Deborah C. Johnson of Oakland,
Calif., and Master Sgt. Gail Renee Johnson of the U.S. Air Force in Germany;
one brother, Mr. Joe Louis Johnson of Mebane; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Holt and
Mrs. Eunice Tapp, both of Mebane and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Hunter Chapel AME Church by
the Rev. Shelton Miles. Burial will be in Mebane Community Cemetery.
Sharpe Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
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Mr. Lee Roy Capps
SNOW CAMP -- Mr. Lee Roy Capps, 55, of 6211 Patterson Mill Road died at 4:45
p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after nine
months of failing health and a critical illness of one week.
An Alamance County native, he was the husband of Mrs. April Simmons Capps, who
survives, and the son of Mrs. Hazel Allred Capps, who survives, and the late
Mr. John William Capps. He was employed with AMI and was a member of Piedmont
Baptist Church.
Survivors other than his wife of the home and mother of Burlington include a
daughter, Mrs. Mona Alas of Sandy Cross; two sons, Mr. David Capps of Anderson
and Mr. James Capps of Pleasant Grove; two sisters, Mrs. Daisey Ann Matkins of
Greensboro and Mrs. Marie Peacemaker of Rockingham; two brothers, Mr. Daniel
Capps of Swepsonville and Mr. Donald Capps of Anderson; four stepchildren,
seven grandchildren and six step-grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at McClure Funeral Home
Chapel in Graham by the Rev. David Braddy, pastor of Piedmont Baptist Church.
Burial will be in Mt. Zion Baptist Church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at McClure Funeral Home in
Graham and at other times at the home of Mr. Donald Capps, 94 Capps Gunn
Drive, Mebane.
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Mrs. Blanch D. Parrish
KERNERSVILLE -- Mrs. Blanch Dillon Parrish, 94, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 1997, at
the Evergreens in Greensboro.
A Forsyth County native, she was a homemaker.
Survivors include two daughters, Ms. Sara Howerton of Sedalia and Ms. Myrtle
``Mutt'' Parrish of Madison; a son, Mr. Billy Parrish of Greensboro; 10
grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Hayworth-Miller-Cain
Kernersville Chapel by the Rev. Bill Skeens. Burial will follow in the Morris
Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Walkertown.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.
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Mr. A.J. Perry
BURLINGTON -- Mr. Alsie John ``A.J.'' Perry, 80, of 1864 White Kennel Road
died at 2:17 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center
after a brief illness.
An Alamance County native, he was the husband of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Moore
Perry and the son of Mr. Alsie Perry and Mrs. Duell Bayliff Perry, both
deceased. He was retired from Burlington Industries and a member of Glen Hope
Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Debbie Murray of Graham and Mrs. Penny
Steagall of Burlington; three sisters, Mrs. Elsie Howell, Mrs. Sybil Walker
and Mrs. Virginia Crutchfield, all of Graham; two grandchildren and one
great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ms. Louise Burke and Ms. Hilda Ector.
The funeral will conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at McClure Funeral Home Chapel in
Graham by the Rev. Larry Lamberth, pastor of Harvest Baptist Church. Burial
will be in Alamance Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at McClure
Funeral Home in Graham and at other times at the home of Mrs. Debbie Murray,
1819 Brinton Court, Graham.
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Mr. Carson Moorefield
BURLINGTON -- Mr. Carson E. ``Ed'' Moorefield, 69, of 425 Hyde St. died at
3:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after
several years of declining health and a critical illness of three months.
A Danville, Va., native, he was the husband of Mrs. Alberta L. ``Betty''
Moorefield, who survives, and the son of Mr. Irving Mac Moorefield and Mrs.
Lillia Osborne Moorefield, both deceased. He was retired from Springwood
Textile Mill in Gibsonville, a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and
a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Survivors other than his wife of the home included a son, Mr. Carson E.
Moorefield Jr. of Burlington; a sister, Mrs. Jean Doss of Lexington, S.C.; and
three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Mr. Donald Moorefield.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rich and Thompson Chapel
in Burlington. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.
The family will be at the home.

Mrs. Sara W. Elder
SILER CITY -- Mrs. Sara Walker Elder, 65, of 519 Park Drive, died Monday, Dec.
22, 1997, at Chatham Hospital.
A Wilmington native, she was the wife of Mr. William H. ``Bill'' Elder, who
survives, and the daughter of Mr. D.K. Walker and Mrs. Janice Davis Walker,
both deceased. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
and was a homemaker. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, the
Challengers Sunday school class, church choir, the Joy Group and had served on
many church committees. She was a member of the Chatham Hospital Auxiliary.
Survivors other than her husband include two sons, Mr. David Sellers of
Richmond, Va., and Mr. Ken Sellers of Raleigh; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Siler City
Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Thomas Sweeley. Burial will be in Oakwood
Cemetery.
The family will be at Smith and Buckner Funeral Home from 7 to 9 this evening.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box
212, Siler City, N.C. 27344.
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Mr. Arthur W. Parker
HILLSBOROUGH -- Mr. Arthur Warren Parker, 68, of 2220 Old N.C. 10, died
Sunday, Dec. 21, 1997, at his home.
He was the husband of Mrs. Lola Pauline Parker, who survives, and the son of
Ms. Ethel R. Wilson Parker, who survives. He was retired from the Navy and was
a member of Fleet Reserve Association Branch 52. He was a member of United
Pentecostal Church.
Survivors other than his wife of the home and mother of Mebane include two
daughters, Ms. Deborah Mebane of Mebane and Ms. Denise Parker of Hillsborough;
a son, Mr. Reggie Parker of Efland; three sisters, Ms. Christine Wood of
Charlotte, Ms. Mary Gravette of Timberlake and Ms. Geraldine Lunsford of
Hurdle Mills; and four grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Walker's Funeral Home Chapel
in Hillsborough by the Rev. Johnnie Godair. Burial will be in Hillsborough
Town Cemetery.
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Mrs. Lalla S. Cook
ELON COLLEGE -- Mrs. Lalla Shepherd Cook, 88, of 7177 Tickle Road, died
Sunday, Dec. 21, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center.
A native of Guilford County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Ralis Milton
Cook, and the daughter of Mr. James A. Shepherd and Mrs. Carrie Apple
Shepherd, both deceased. She was retired from Ossipee Mill and was a member of
Apple's Chapel Christian Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Edith Cook Elliott of Gibsonville; two
brothers, Mr. Arlie Shepherd and Mr. Paul Shepherd, both of Elon College; a
grandchild; and a great-grandchild.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bartlett Funeral Home
Chapel by the Rev. Don Ledbetter. Burial will be in Apple's Chapel Christian
Church cemetery.
The family will be at Bartlett Funeral Home from 7 to 9 this evening, and at
other times at the home of her daughter, 6649 Cotton Road, Gibsonville.
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Mr. Robert G. Stanton
GRAHAM -- Mr. Robert ``Bob'' Graham Stanton, 74, of 3348 Boy Wood Road died at
1:25 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22, 1997, at Triangle Hospice in Hillsborough, after a
short illness.
McClure Funeral Service in Graham is in charge of arrangements, which are
incomplete.
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Mr. John S. Arico
GRAHAM -- Mr. John Salvatore Arico, 79, of 1803 Meadowview Drive, died at 2:30
a.m. Monday, Dec. 22, 1997, at the Hospice Home of Burlington after eight
months of failing health, two weeks critical.
A native of New York City, he was the husband of Mrs. Beverly Arico, who
survives, and the son of Mr. Albert Arico and Mrs. Rose Vinci Arico, both
deceased. He was retired from IBM, Research Triangle Park and was a U.S. Army
veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Alamance County Hospice League
and was a volunteer with the Adult Literacy Program at Alamance Community
College in Burlington. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.
Survivors other than his wife of the home include a daughter, Mrs. Alice
Morrison of Flemington, N.J.; two sons, Mr. Bert Arico of Gibsonville and Mr.
Andrew Arico of Burlington; a sister, Mrs. Anne Gilpin of Massapequa, N.Y.; a
brother, Mr. Louis Arico of Yonkers, N.Y.; and five grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist
Church of Graham by the Rev. Paul Phillips, pastor, the Rev. Bob Eldridge,
minister of visitation, and the Rev. Jim Bowen of Winston-Salem. Burial will
be in Graham Memorial Park.
The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 7 to 9 this 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. John A. Compton
MEBANE -- Mr. John Aaron Compton, 64, of Route 1, Box 576, Holt Street Ext.,
died Saturday, Dec. 20, 1997, at Dorothea Dix Hospital.
A native of Alamance County, he was the son of Mr. Jack Aaron Compton and Mrs.
Virginia Crisp, both deceased. He was a self-employed truck driver.
Survivors include a brother, Mr. Jack Compton of Mebane.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sharpe Memorial Chapel
with burial in Yadkins United Presbyterian Church cemetery.
The family will be at the funeral home 30 minutes before the service.
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Mr. A.J. Perry
BURLINGTON -- Mr. Alsie John ``A.J.'' Perry, 80, of 1864 White Kennel Road
died at 2:17 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center
after a brief illness.
An Alamance County native, he was the husband of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Moore
Perry and the son of Mr. Alsie Perry and Mrs. Duell Bayliff Perry, both
deceased. He was retired from Burlington Industries and served in the U.S.
Army during World War II. He was a member of Glen Hope Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Debbie Murray of Graham and Mrs. Penny
Steagall of Burlington; three sisters, Mrs. Elsie Howell, Mrs. Sybil Walker
and Mrs. Virginia Crutchfield, all of Graham; two grandchildren and one
great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ms. Louise Burke and Ms. Hilda Ector.
The funeral will conducted at 2 p.m. today at McClure Funeral Home Chapel in
Graham by the Rev. Larry Lamberth, pastor of Harvest Baptist Church. Burial
will be in Alamance Memorial Park.
The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham two hours before the
service, and at other times at the home of Mrs. Debbie Murray, 1819 Brinton
Court, Graham.


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