Miscellaneous Alamance County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Mrs. Winston Drewery
BURLINGTON -- Mrs. Winston Webster Drewery, 74, of 1594 Meeting Ground Road,
died at 11:28 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22, 1997, at her home.
A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of Mr. William Henry Drewery,
who survives, and the daughter of Mr. Lonnie Ashburn Webster and Mrs. Geneva
Cobb Webster, both deceased. She was a homemaker and a member of the TOPS
Health Group. She was a member of City Lake Baptist Church.
Survivors other than her husband of the home include four daughters, Mrs.
Patsy Brown of Mebane, Mrs. Norma Lee Rimmer of Saxapahaw, Mrs. Louise Bowens
and Mrs. Vanessa Parker, both of Burlington; two sons, Mr. William Henry
Drewery Jr. of Swepsonville and Mr. Lonnie Earl Drewery of Seagrove; two
sisters, Mrs. Norma Orlean Puckett of Greensboro and Ms. Dorothy Bell Drewery
of Gibsonville; two brothers, Mr. Cicero Arthur ``C.A.'' Webster and Mr. Bobby
Earl Webster, both of Gibsonville; 11 grandchildren and 13
great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mrs. Joyce McPherson; two sisters,
Mrs. Mabel Rittle and Mrs. Ruth Ellen Kanupps; and two brothers, Mr. Dick
Webster and Mr. Barry Eugene Webster.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at City Lake Baptist Church
by the Rev. Fred Madren, pastor. The body will be placed in the church 30
minutes before the service. Burial will be in Gibsonville City Cemetery.
The family will be at Lowe Funeral Home from 6 to 8 Friday evening, and at
other times at the home.
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Mr. Earl W. Parker
ELON COLLEGE -- Mr. Earl W. Parker, 79, of Elon College, died Tuesday, Dec.
23, 1997, at his home after a four-month illness.
A native of East Orange, N.J., he was the husband of Mrs. Elizabeth Walker
Parker who survives, and the son of Mr. L. Wright Parker and Mrs. Marie
Westall Parker, both deceased. He was a supervisor for Western Electric before
retiring. He was a member of the Elon College Exchange Club, the Downtown
Dancers and several other dance clubs. He was a member of the Antique
Automobile Club of America, an Army veteran of World War II and the National
Guard. He was a member of Elon College Community Church.
Survivors other than his wife of the home include three sons, Mr. E. Jack
Parker of Norcross, Ga., Mr. Larry W. Parker and Mr. James W. Parker, both of
Burlington; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Mr. Russell B. Parker, and a brother, Mr.
Harold W. Parker.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Elon College Community
Church by the Rev. Arch Aitcheson, pastor.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the
church.
Memorials may be made to Elon College Community Church, Elon College, N.C.
27244; Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, P.O. Box 2122, Burlington, N.C. 27216; or
to Elon College Exchange Club.
Lowe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Mr. Clarence Turner
RAMSEUR -- Mr. Clarence Vernon Turner, 78, of Country Forest Manor in Siler
City, formerly of 1382 Ramseur-Julian Road, died Monday, Dec. 22, 1997.
A native of Alamance County, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Rachel Nance of Ramseur; two brothers, Mr.
J.C. Turner of Graham and Mr. Charles N. Turner Jr. of Elon College; and three
grandchildren.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Gilmore Memorial
Park in Julian.
Loflin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Mr. Robert G. Stanton
GRAHAM -- Mr. Robert Graham ``Bob'' Stanton, 74, of 3348 Boy Wood Road, died
at 1:25 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22, 1997, at Triangle Hospice of Hillsborough after
a short illness.
A native of Marlboro County, he was the husband of Mrs. Cornelia Coble
Stanton, who survives, and the son of Mr. John Mack Stanton and Mrs. Elva
Quick Stanton. He was a retired truck driver and was a U.S. Navy veteran of
World War II.
Survivors other than his wife of the home include a daughter, Ms. Kay Stanton
Combs of Graham; a son, Mr. Ted R. Stanton of California; six brothers, Mr.
Hubert Stanton of California, Mr. Jack Stanton of Hartsville, S.C., Mr. James
R. Stanton of Orlando, Fla., Mr. Curtis Stanton of Pawleys Island, S.C., Mr.
Lynn Stanton of Bennettsville, S.C., and Mr. Alvin Stanton of Gibson; two
sisters, Ms. Dorrie Stanton Gibson of Gibson and Ms. Jewel Stanton Powell of
Darlington, S.C.; and two grandchildren.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Hermon United
Methodist Church cemetery by the Rev. Rick Moser.
The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 Friday
evening.
Memorials may be made to Triangle Hospice of Hillsborough, 1804 Martin Luther
King Jr. Parkway, Durham, N.C. 27707; or to Mt. Hermon United Methodist
Memorial Association, 4178 Mt. Hermon-Rock Creek Road, Graham, N.C. 27253.
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Mrs. Minnie Covington
BURLINGTON -- Mrs. Minnie Wilson Covington, 93, of 1013 Apple St., died
Monday, Dec. 22, 1997, at her home.
A native of Caswell County, she was the daughter of Mr. Willis Corbett and
Mrs. Sara Corbett, both deceased. She was a domestic worker and was a member
of Arches Grove United Church of Christ.
Survivors include two sons, Mr. Essue Covington of Birmingham, Ala., and Mr.
Bennie Covington of Detroit; five daughters, Mrs. Floride Pollard of Smyarna,
Del., Mrs. Ivia Mae Benson of Philadelphia, Mrs. Vera Davis of Burlington,
Mrs. Nora Trollinger of Graham and Miss Acquanetta Covington of Yeadon, Penn.;
a sister, Mrs. Martha Price of Framingham, Mass; 12 grandchildren; and 11
great-grandchildren.
Sharpe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
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Mrs. Carrie Boseman
BURLINGTON -- Mrs. Carrie Traynham Boseman, 88, of 711 Chandler Ave., died
Tuesday morning, Dec. 23, 1997, at Hillhaven of Alamance in Graham, after
several years of failing health.
A native of Anderson County, S.C., she was the wife of the late Mr. Ollie
Sylvester Boseman, and the daughter of Mr. Willie T. Traynham and Mrs. Regina
Fair Traynham, both deceased. She was a member of First Baptist Church on
Apple Street.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Jeanette B. Simmons and Mrs. Equilla B.
Davis, both of Burlington.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at North Lawn Cemetery
by Dr. R.W. Styles Sr., pastor of First Baptist Church on Apple Street.
The family will be at Hargett and Bryant Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. Friday.
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Mr. Herman Lawson
BURLINGTON -- Mr. Herman Lee ``Joe'' Lawson, 50, of 2414 Evergreen Ave., died
Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1997, at Veterans Administration Hospital in Durham after an
illness of several months.
A native of Caswell County, he was the husband of Mrs. Laverne Rogers Lawson,
who survives, and the son of Mr. Louis Lawson Sr., who survives, and the late
Mrs. Melissa Walker Lawson. He was a graduate of Caswell County High School.
He served in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a member
of Holy Tabernacle of Jesus Christ.
Survivors other than his wife of Burlington and father of Burlington include a
son, Mr. Joseph Rodney Lawson of Burlington; two stepsons, Mr. Terry Rogers
and Mr. Jerry Rogers, both of Burlington; two sisters, Ms. Ruthie Lawson of
the home and Mrs. Elizabeth Wright of Elon College; two brothers, Mr. James
Lawson of Elon College and Mr. Louis Lawson Jr. of Reidsville; and one
grandchild.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Hargett and Bryant Funeral
Home Chapel by Ms. Beatrice Burnett, pastor of Holy Tabernacle of Jesus
Christ. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery.
The family will be at Hargett and Bryant Funeral Home 30 minutes before the
service and at other times at the home.
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Mr. Phalti Lawrence
HAMILTON, Ohio -- Mr. W. Phalti Lawrence, 88, died at 10:55 a.m. Sunday, Dec.
21, 1997, at Westover Retirement Community.
Born Nov. 4, 1909, in Elon College, he was the husband of Mrs. Ruth Alexander
Lawrence, who died in 1994, and the son of Mr. Walter P. Lawrence and Mrs.
Annie Graham Lawrence, both deceased. He was a 1925 graduate of Elon High
School, a 1929 graduate of Elon College, and a 1930 graduate of N.C. State
University. He completed the AMP Course at Harvard Business School in 1956. He
was employed by Champion International Corporation from 1930 to 1974. He was a
scout leader, a member of the Hamilton Kiwanis Club, Hamilton Elks Lodge, the
Elks Golf League, and the Hamilton Association of Trade and Industry (Chamber
of Commerce). He was a member of the Hamilton Boys Club Board of Directors,
Goodwill Industry Advisory Board and the United Way of Hamilton Board of
Trustees. He was an active member in the Presbyterian Church of Hamilton.
Survivors include a son, Dr. David A. Lawrence of Reading, Penn.; six
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Ms. Mary Graham Mackintosh.
A memorial service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Presbyterian
Church, Front and High streets, by the Rev. Edwin R. Beck, Westover chaplain.
The family will be at the church following the service.
Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Church or Westover Retirement
Community Benevolent Fund.
Webb Noonan Funeral Home in Hamilton is in charge of arrangements.
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Mr. James Nicholson Jr.
MEBANE -- Mr. James Albert Nicholson Jr., 81, of 3822 I-85 Frontage Road, died
at 10:52 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after
three years of failing health.
A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Mrs. Christine Bradshaw
Nicholson, who survives, and the son of Mr. James Albert Nicholson Sr. and
Mrs. Cora Jobe Nicholson, both deceased. He was a retired self-employed
grading contractor for 22 years. He was a life member of Hebron United
Methodist Church, where he was a member of the choir for 50 years, and a
member of several gospel groups. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II
and served in the South Pacific. He was a Mason.
Survivors other than his wife of the home include three sisters, Mrs. Evelyn
B. Atkins of Hillsborough, Mrs. Rozelle N. Martin and Mrs. Josephine N.
Burgess, both of Mebane; three brothers, Mr. Robert Ervin Nicholson of Efland,
Mr. Fletcher Arnold Nicholson of Mebane and Mr. Tom Lionel Nicholson of
Hillsborough.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hebron United Methodist
Church by the Rev. Jesse Staton, pastor, Burial will be in the church
cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hebron United Methodist Church, 2325 Mebane-Oaks
Road, Mebane, N.C. 27302; or to a charity of choice.
McClure Funeral Home in Mebane is in charge of arrangements.


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