Miscellaneous Alamance County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Dr. William Vaught Sr.
BURLINGTON -- Dr. William Wayne Vaught Sr., 86, of 434 Shadowbrook Drive, died
at 8:50 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center
after a short illness.
Born Nov. 17, 1911, in Eldorado, Ill., he was the husband of Mrs. LaJune
McIntire Vaught, who survives, and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chelsea R. Vaught,
both deceased. A 1934 graduate of Washington University School of Dentistry in
St. Louis, he moved to Danville, Ill., where he practiced dental surgery for
35 years. In 1951, he was president of the Champaign-Danville District Dental
Society. He was a member of the Elks Club and the Masonic Futher Light Lodge
130. He was active for several years in the local Boy Scout organization and
served as chairman of a troop committee. In 1980, he moved to Burlington. He
was a member of Front Street United Methodist Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Henry A. (Jenna) Johnson; a son, Dr.
William W. Vaught Jr.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A private memorial service will be conducted following the visitation. Burial
will be in Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College.
The family will be at Rich and Thompson Funeral Home from 1 to 3 Saturday
afternoon.
Memorials may be made to Front Street United Methodist Church or Family Abuse
Services.
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Mrs. Beatrice Thompson
BURLINGTON -- Mrs. Beatrice Ritchie Thompson, 85, of 1935 Tucker St., died at
1:26 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 25, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after
several years of failing health, two months critical.
A native of Cabarrus County, she was the wife of the late Mr. June O.
Thompson, and the daughter of Mr. Luther M. Ritchie and Mrs. Ida Lolabelle
Love Ritchie, both deceased. She was a retired employee of Kayser-Roth Hosiery
and was a member of Beacon Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Roger (Kaye) Hudgins of Liberty; two sons,
Mr. Luther E. ``Dinkie'' Cox of Alabama and Mr. Jackie O. Thompson of New
Bern; two brothers, Mr. Harry Ritchie and Mr. Roy Ritchie, both of Burlington;
nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by a son, Mr. Morris ``Moe'' Cox; three sisters,
Mrs. Pearlie Mae Brantley, Mrs. Marie Arrowood and Mrs. Helen Arrowood; and a
brother, Mr. Odell Ritchie.
The funeral will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Rich and Thompson Chapel
in Burlington by the Rev. Henry Sink, pastor of Sharon Lutheran Church. Burial
will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.
The family will be at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 2:30 to
3:30 Sunday afternoon, and at other times at the home.
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Mrs. Lois H. Matkins
BURLINGTON -- Mrs. Lois Evelyn Huffman Matkins, 86, a resident of Twin Lakes
Retirement Center died at 6:25 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1997, at home after a
short illness.
A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Eugene Cosmo
Matkins, and the daughter of Mr. Louis Andrew Huffman and Mrs. Elizabeth Whitt
Huffman, both deceased. She was a manager of Motherhood Maternity and was a
lifelong member of St. Mark's Reformed Church, where she was a member of the
Adult Bible Class and Circle No. 4.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. William M. (June) Poole of Rockwell and
Mrs. Charles Jeter (Ann) Wilkins of Greensboro; a son, Mr. Eugene Huffman
Matkins of Tullahoma, Tenn.; a brother, Mr. Louis Gordon Huffman of Hickory;
12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark's Reformed
Church by the Rev. Robert M. Disher Jr. pastor.
The family will be in the parlor of St. Mark's Reformed Church following the
service.
Memorials may be made to St. Mark's Reformed Church, 1230 St. Marks' Church
Road, Burlington, N.C. 27215; or to a charity of choice.
Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington is in charge of arrangements.
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Mr. Ludrick Cates
HILLSBOROUGH -- Mr. Ludrick Cates, 74, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1997, in Durham
Regional Hospital.
Born May 8, 1923, he was the son of Mr. Adolphus Cates and Mrs. LeAnna Hester
Cates, and the stepson of Ms. Bertha Cates, all deceased. He was educated in
Orange County Schools. He was a farmer and worked for Garrett Sausage Corp.
and in construction.
Survivors include a daughter, Ms. Dorothy Lean Harrington of Durham; a sister,
Ms. Katrina Bradsher; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in Chavis-Parker Funeral Home
Chapel by the Rev. Larnie Horton. Burial will be in Mount Zion Old Church
cemetery.
The family will be at the funeral home 30 minutes before the service.
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Mr. John E. Morton
ALTAMAHAW -- Mr. John Everette Morton, 76, of 2355 Osceola Road, died at 9:50
p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997, at the Hospice Home in Burlington, after 11
years of failing health, three days critical.
A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Mrs. Mae Harrison Morton,
who survives, and the son of Mr. J.E. ``Ebb'' Morton and Mrs. Sally Price
Morton, both deceased. He owned and operated John Morton Grocery for many
years and retired as postmaster at Altamahaw after serving for more than 20
years. He served in the U.S. Navy as a radar operator on the USS Ericsson
during World War II. He was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church,
where he served in various offices including treasurer from June 1969 to
January 1996. John Morton Day was observed at the church Jan. 28, 1997, and a
mission recognition was awarded by the United Methodist Women (UMC) of
Fairview UMC in his honor. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the
Altamahaw-Ossipee Volunteer Fire Department for approximately 25 years,
serving as secretary and chairman. He served as treasurer of the Parent
Teacher Association at Altamahaw-Ossipee and Western Alamance high schools,
and was a former member of the boosters club at both high schools. He served
as precinct chairman of Morton Township for the Democratic party. He was a
former member of the Altamahaw-Ossipee Civitan Cub, where he served in all
offices. He served as president of the Alamance Civitan Council. During his
term in office, Camp Green Leaves at Lake Cammack was presented, debt free, to
the city of Burlington as a gift from all the Civitan clubs of Alamance
County. He was a member of the Tabasco Lodge No. 271 AF&AM.
Survivors other than his wife of the home include a son, Mr. Gary Morton of
the home; a brother, Mr. Russell V. Morton of Burlington; three sisters, Mrs.
John W. (Hazel) Robertson Jr. of Burlington, Mrs. Desmont T. (Peggy) Wilson of
Elon College and Mrs. Mack Dwight (Alyse) Simpson of Altamahaw.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Mr. Frank Morton and Mr. Vance
Morton; and a sister, Mrs. Edith Morton Tunstall.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Fairview United Methodist
Church by the Rev. John Dutton, pastor, and the Rev. Dave Gilbert, pastor of
Bethlehem Christian Church. Burial will be in Alamance Memorial Park.
The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service.
The family will be at Lowe Funeral Home from 7 to 9 this evening, and at other
times at the home.
Memorials may be made to Fairview United Methodist Church, c^/^o the Church
Parking Lot Fund, 3128 Osceola Road, Elon College, N.C. 27244; or to the
Hospice Home, c^/^o the Hospice League, P.O. Box 2122, Burlington, N.C.
27216-2122.
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Mrs. Winnie McGowan
BURLINGTON -- Mrs. Winnie Lee Cottle McGowan, 95, a resident of White Oak
Manor, died at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 25, 1997, at her home.
Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington is in charge of arrangements, which
are incomplete.
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Mr. H. Clancy Way
BURLINGTON -- Mr. H. Clancy Way, 76, of 2112 Combs St., died at 4:40 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 25, 1997, at Rehabilitation and Health Care Center of Alamance,
after a long illness.
A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Mrs. Pattie M. Way, who
survives, and the late Mrs. Verna Lloyd Way. He was the son of Mr. Willard Lee
Way and Mrs. Thelma Stinson Way, both deceased. He retired as office manger
and former owner of Cammack Office Supply. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World
War II. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where he was a former
chairman of the church deacons, former Sunday school director and former
member of the church choir.
Survivors other than his wife of the home include two sons, Mr. Harold Nicolas
Way and Mr. Jan Brugh Way, both of Burlington; a stepdaughter, Ms. Hope
Lynette Cox of Graham; a stepson, Mr. Darrell Duane Kirkman of Elon College; a
sister, Mrs. Judy Kakavas of Burlington; two brothers, Mr. Paul Way and Mr.
Roger Way, both of Burlington; three grandchildren; and three
stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ms. Mildred Greeson and Ms. Marie
Vervest.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rich and Thompson Chapel in
Burlington by the Rev. Charles May. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.
The family will be at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 7 to 8
Saturday evening, and at other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Piedmont Triad N.C.
Chapter, 200 N. Cherry St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101; or to a charity of
choice.
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Esequiel Guevera
BURLINGTON -- Esequiel Guevara Reyna, infant son of Isequiel Guevara Reyna and
Amalia Guevara, died Monday, Dec. 22, 1997, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
He was born in Orange County.
Survivors include his parents of 400 Williamson Ave., Burlington.
McClure Funeral Home in Burlington is in charge of arrangements, which are
incomplete.
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Mrs. Faye A. Harrell
BURLINGTON -- Mrs. Faye Allison Harrell, 58, of 702 S. Sellars Mill Road, died
at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 25, 1997, at her home after several years of
failing health.
A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of Mr. Aubrey McDonald Harrell,
who survives, and the daughter of Mr. Rudy Lee Allison and Mrs. Molly Mae
Massey Allison, who both survive. She was a homemaker and a member of First
Alliance Christian Church.
Survivors other than her husband of the home and parents of Burlington
includes a daughter, Mrs. Donna H. McIntyre of Goldston; two sons, Mr. Aubrey
Mitchem Harrell of Burlington and Mr. David Matthew ``Matt'' Harrell of the
home; two brothers, Mr. Richard D. Allison of Mebane and Mr. Murphy D. Allison
of Burlington; and six grandchildren.
McClure Funeral Home in Burlington is in charge of arrangements, which are
incomplete.
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Mr. James E. Parrott
HAW RIVER -- Mr. James E. Parrott, 71, of 360 Trollingwood Road, died at 9:40
a.m. Thursday, Dec. 25, 1997, at Skilled Nursing Division of Alamance Regional
Medical Center.
Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington is in charge of arrangements, which
are incomplete.
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Mr. Eric D. Fogleman
GRAHAM -- Mr. Eric Duane Fogleman, 20, of 6876 Bethel South Fork Road died
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
A native of Alamance County, he was the son of Mr. Larry Keith Fogleman and
Mrs. Marilynn Stout Fogleman, who both survive. He was an installer for Energy
Accent Products of Burlington.
Survivors other than his parents of the home include a brother, Mr.
Christopher Fogleman of the home; maternal grandparents, Mr. John R. Stout and
Mrs. Mary S. Stout of Snow Camp; and paternal grandparents, Mr. Billy D.
Fogleman and Mrs. Myrle M. Fogleman of Liberty.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bethel United Methodist
Church by the Rev. Larry Patrick, pastor. Burial will be in the church
cemetery.
The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 Saturday
evening, and at other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, 6364 Snow Camp Road,
Graham, N.C. 27253; or to Pleasant Hill Christian Church, 1712 Pleasant Hill
Liberty Road, Liberty, N.C. 27298.
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Mrs. Minnie Covington
BURLINGTON -- Mrs. Minnie Corbett Covington, 94, of 1013 Apple St., died
Monday, Dec. 22, 1997, at her home.
A native of Caswell County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Samuel Covington,
and the daughter of Mr. Willis Corbett and Mrs. Sarah Corbett, both deceased.
She was employed by the Burlington City School System before her retirement.
She 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. Florine Pollard of Smyrna,
Del., Mrs. Ivia Mae Benson of Philadelphia, Mrs. Vera Davis of Burlington,
Lee Trollinger of Graham and Ms. Acquanetta Covington of Yeadon,
Pa.; a sister, Mrs. Martha Price of Framingham, Mass.; 12 grandchildren; and
12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Mr. Larry A. Covington.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Arches Grove United Church
of Christ by the Rev. William H. Carr, pastor.
The family will be at Sharpe Funeral Home from 7 to 8 this evening, and at
other times at the home.
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Mr. George H. Sartin
GREENSBORO -- Mr. George Haywood Sartin, 94, of 4216 United St., died
Thursday, Dec. 25, 1997, at his home.
Survivors include a son, the Rev. Charles William Sartin of Concord; four
daughters, Ms. Chattie S. Parker, Ms. Eva S. Wall, Ms. Neceva S. Davis, all of
Greensboro, and Ms. Georgianna S. Kendrick of Wirtz, Va.; two foster
daughters, Ms. Brenda W. Keafuver of Potomac, Md., and Ms. Elsie Haithcock of
Greensboro; a sister, Ms. Nettie Duke of Burlington; 10 grandchildren and six
great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Lilah Edna Sartin, in 1983.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Muirs Chapel United
Methodist Church by the Rev. John Kale. Burial will be in Forest Lawn
Cemetery.
The family will be at Forbis and Dick Funeral Home, Guilford Chapel on West
Friendly Avenue from 7 to 9 this evening.
Memorials may be made to Muirs Chapel United Methodist Church, Men's Bible
Class, 314 Muirs Chapel Road, Greensboro, N.C. 27401.


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