Miscellaneous Alamance County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Mr. James E. Parrott
HAW RIVER -- Mr. James Erskin 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, after five years of failing health, two years
critical.
A native of Caswell County, he was the husband of Mrs. Deloria Frye Parrott,
who survives, and the son of Mr. Robert Olin Parrott and Mrs. Minnie Dunevant
Parrott, both deceased. He was owner^/^operator of Parrott's Grocery & Grill
and T.V. Repair. He was a member of Haw River Christian Church.
Survivors other than his wife of the home include a daughter, Mrs. Robin
Parrott Cook of Idaho Falls, Ind.; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret P. Wellons of
Alamance, Mrs. Clara P. Freeman and Mrs. Katy P. Phillips, both of Burlington;
and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Mr. Robert Olin Parrott.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Haw River Christian Church
by the Rev. James Rosser, pastor, the Rev. Richard Myers, associate pastor,
and Mr. Kevin Hunter, youth pastor. The body will be placed in the church 30
minutes before the service. Burial will be in Alamance Memorial Park.
The family will be at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 7 to 9
this evening, and at other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to Haw River Christian Church, 415 Roxboro St., Haw
River, N.C. 27258.

Ms. Ethel Morrow
BURLINGTON -- Ms. Ethel Morrow, 77, of 1522 E. Webb Ave., died Thursday, Dec.
25, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after a long illness.
A native of Alamance County, she was the daughter of Mr. Harry Morrow and Mrs.
Ella Morrow, both deceased. She attended the Alamance school system and was a
domestic service employee. She was a member of Ebenezer United Church of
Christ, where she was a member of the Usher Board and Missionary Circle Board.
Survivors include a son, Mr. Jerry Morrow of the home; four grandchildren; two
stepgrandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
The funeral will be conducted at noon Monday at Ebenezer United Church of
Christ by the Rev. Larry E. Covington, pastor. Burial will be in Graham
Memorial Park.
The family will be at the church 30 minutes before the service, and at other
times at the home.
Burrus & Burrus Funeral Services Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

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 was a charter member of the National Association of
Federal Employees, 2245 Chapter of Burlington.
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. today at Fairview United Methodist
Church by the Rev. John Dutton, pastor, and the Rev. Dave Gilbert, pastor of
Bethlehem Christian Church. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes
before the service. Burial will be in Alamance Memorial Park.
The family will be 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.

Miss Fannie B. Loy
BURLINGTON -- Miss Fannie Belle Loy, 86, of 1183 Kirkpatrick Road, died at
1:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 26, 1997, at her home after several years of failing
health.
A native of Alamance County, she was the daughter of Mr. Joe Ellis Loy and
Mrs. Anner Pettigrew Loy, both deceased. She was a Baptist.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Maggie Loy Holt.
She was preceded in death by five brothers, Mr. Hillary H. Loy, Mr. Will C.
Loy, Mr. John R. Loy, Mr. Tom Loy and Mr. Eddie Loy; and a sister, Ms. Mary
Loy Troxler.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Mark's Reformed
Church cemetery by the Rev. Robert M. Disher Jr., pastor.
The family will be at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 6 to 8
this evening, and at other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

Mrs. Winnie McGowan
BURLINGTON -- Mrs. Winnie Lee Cottle McGowan, 95, formerly of 3968 N.C. 62
South, died at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 25, 1997, at White Oak Manor.
A native of Wayne County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Aaron Willie
McGowan, and the daughter of Mr. Christopher Davis Cottle and Mrs. Emma
Blackmon Cottle, both deceased. She was retired from Kayser-Roth Hosiery. She
was a member of Alamance Lutheran Church and the Golden Agers.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Elizabeth Howard of Burlington; a
son, Mr. John McGowan of Seattle; a sister, Mrs. Annie Rivenbark of Durham;
four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by six brothers, Mr. James Cottle, Mr. Henry Cottle,
Mr. Winfred Cottle, Mr. Davis Cottle, Mr. Joe Cottle and Mr. William Cottle;
and a sister, Ms. Minnie Jones.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Alamance Lutheran Church by
the Rev. James D. Lockley, pastor. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will be in the church fellowship hall from 1 to 1:45 this
afternoon, and at other times at the home of the daughter, Mrs. Dorothy
Howard, 2303 Moran St., Burlington.
Memorials may be made to Alamance Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 250, Alamance,
N.C. 27201.

Mrs. Nettie F. Connell
BEAR CREEK -- Mrs. Nettie Kidd Fesmire Connell, 68, of Windsor House Nursing
Home, Rockingham, formerly of 18763 N.C. 902, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 1997.
A native of Chatham County, she was a homemaker. She was a member of Edward
Hills Friends Meeting.
Survivors include a daughter, Ms. Janis Fesmire Purvis of Laurinburg; a
sister, Ms. Mary Stanley of Thomasville; five brothers, Mr. Archie Kidd of
Liberty, Mr. Leslie ``Buddy'' Kidd of Gibsonville, Mr. J. Van Kidd of
Asheboro, Mr. Willie Kidd of Randleman and Mr. Junior Kidd of Staley; and
three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Mr. David L. Fesmire.
A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Edward Hills Friends
Meeting by Dr. Linda Greene. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Smith and Buckner Funeral Home in Siler City is in charge of arrangements.

Christopher W. Bryson
TRINITY -- Christopher Wayne Bryson, 10, of Marlbrook Court, died Thursday,
Dec. 25, 1997, at High Point Regional Hospital.
Born Jan. 7, 1987, in Thomasville, he was the son of Ms. Angela Bryson, who
died March 5, 1987. He was a fifth grader at New Market Elementary School in
Sophia.
Survivors include a sister, Miss Elizabeth ``Beth'' Holt of Trinity; maternal
grandmother, Ms. Patsy Cave of Gibsonville; stepgrandmother, Mrs. Dean Bryson
of Trinity; maternal grandfather, Mr. Wayne Bryson of Trinity; and
great-stepgrandmother, Mrs. Naomi Joyce of Asheboro.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Cumby Archdale Chapel by the
Rev. Ricky Sessoms. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery in High
Point.
The family will be at Cumby Funeral Home from 7 to 8:30 this evening.
Memorials may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation of N.C., 3900 Talmaga
Lane, Greensboro, N.C. 27410.

Mr. John Spinelli
GRAHAM -- Mr. John Joseph Spinelli, 78, of 310 Woodhaven Drive, Burlington,
died at 4:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 25, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center
after 20 years of failing health.
A native of Brooklyn, King's County, New York, he was the husband of the late
Mrs. Helen Spinelli, and the son of Mr. Peter Spinelli and Mrs. Francis
Spinelli, both deceased. He was a retired warehouse manager.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Rose Spinelli Blake of the home; a
grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.
A private memorial service will be conducted at a later date. There will be no
visitation.
McClure Funeral Home in Graham is in charge of arrangements.

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 include
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.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at McClure Funeral Home Chapel
in Burlington by the Rev. Bob Eldridge. Burial will be in Alamance Memorial
Park.
The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Burlington from 7 to 9 this
evening, and at other times at the home.

Mrs. Margaret Salter
REIDSVILLE -- Mrs. Margaret Ransom Salter, 84, of 100 Wisteria Drive, died at
2:35 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26, 1997, at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in
Greensboro after five years of failing health, two weeks critical.
A native of Toledo, Ohio, she was the wife of the late Mr. Jesse Shephard
Salter, and the daughter of Mr. Arthur Earl Ransom and Mrs. Cecilia Smitz
Ransom, both deceased. She was retired from Pate Printing Co. She was a member
of Northside Presbyterian Church, where she was a member of the Women's Sunday
school class and was active in Ladies Circles. She attended Thompsonville
Baptist Church in Reidsville. She was a member of the Heart Track Program at
the YMCA.
Survivors included two daughters, Mrs. Michael (Jerry) Warren of the home and
Mrs. Robert (Carol) Broyles of Newport News, Va.; two sons, Mr. Jesse Carl
Salter of Edge Water, N.J., and Mr. Ronald Franklin Salter of Trinity; nine
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Rich and Thompson Chapel in
Burlington by the Rev. Raymond Needham. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.
The family will be at Rich and Thompson Mortuary form 6 to 8 Sunday evening,
and at other times at the home of a granddaughter, Ms. Michele Johnson, 4444
N.C. 87 North, Elon College., 1997

Mrs. Nannie J. Albright
BURLINGTON -- Mrs. Nannie James Albright, 70, of 2738 Green Level Loop Road
died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 25, 1997, at her home after a sudden illness.
A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late Mr. James Albright,
and the daughter of Mr. Jasper James and Mrs. Rosanna Sartin James, both
deceased.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Dorothy James Lee of Burlington; two
brothers, the Rev. Walter James and Mr. Weldon James, both of Burlington; and
two grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Hargett and Bryant Funeral
Home Chapel by the Rev. Patrick Cheston. Burial will be in Green Level United
Church of Christ cemetery.
The family will be at the funeral home 30 minutes before the service, and at
other times at the home.

Mr. William Dixon Sr.
GRAHAM -- Mr. William Franklin Dixon Sr., 76, of 5826 Rumley Road, died at
6:55 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997, at Presbyterian Home of Hawfields after two
years of failing health, one month critical.
A native of Hoke County, he was the husband of 53 year of Mrs. Naomi Johnson
Dixon, who survivors, and the son of Mr. Theodore Bromley Dixon and Mrs. Julia
Strayhorn Dixon, both deceased. He was a retired courier for the State of
North Carolina. He was a member of Saxapahaw United Methodist Church.
Survivors other than his wife of the home include a daughter, Mrs. Sharon
Dixon Capps of Burlington; three sons, Mr. William Franklin Dixon Jr. of
Burlington, Mr. Stephen Wayne Dixon of Newark, Del., and Mr. Terry Millard
Dixon of Saxapahaw; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Ann Rowland of Durham, Mrs.
Nannie McBane of Eli Whitney and Mrs. Margaret Crutchfield of Albermarle;
three brothers, Mr. Theodore ``Booty'' Dixon of Sumter, S.C., Mr. Howard
Hoover Dixon of Saxapahaw and Mr. George Edward Dixon of Palm Springs, Calif.;
and six grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Saxapahaw United Methodist
Church by the Rev. Rachel Moser. Burial will be in Moores Chapel Cemetery.
The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham for 7 to 9 this evening,
and at other times at the home of the daughter, Mrs. Sharon Dixon Capps, 2522
Chaucer Court, Burlington.
Memorials may be made to Saxapahaw United Methodist Church, 5624 Church Road,
Graham, N.C. 27253.

Mr. Coy E. Pike Jr.
SNOW CAMP -- Mr. Coy E. ``Junior'' Pike Jr., 62 of 4135 Spanish Oak Hill Road,
died Friday, Dec. 26, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center.
A native of Randolph County, he was the husband of Mrs. Ruth Poe Pike, who
survives. He was a retired employee of UltraCraft in Liberty and attended
Mount Zion Baptist Church.
Survivors other than his wife of the home include a stepdaughter, Mrs. Loretta
Dorman Bridges of Burlington; and three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Bowman and Miss
Jessie Pike, both of Liberty, and Mrs. Peggy Huffine of Florida.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Ms. Pamela Diane Pike.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Mount Zion Baptist Church by
the Rev. Joe Hicks. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will be at Loflin Funeral Home from 7 to 9 this evening, and to
other times at the home of the stepdaughter, Mrs. Loretta Bridges, 723
Maryland Ave., Burlington.

Mr. Richard F. Harris
MEBANE -- Mr. Richard Frank Harris, 56, of 2511 U.S. 70 East, died Saturday,
Dec. 27, 1997, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
The family will be at the home.
Burrus and Burrus Funeral Services Inc. in Graham is in charge of
arrangements, which are incomplete.

Addie S. Parrott
BURLINGTON -- Addie Renee Simmons Parrott, infant daughter of Ms. Lisa Dawn
Parrott of 271 Jim King Road, Caswell County, died at 6:50 p.m. Friday, Dec.
26, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center.
She was born in Alamance County.
Survivors other than her mother include maternal grandparents, Mr. Robert O.
Parrott Jr. and Mrs. Merry Aldridge Parrott of the home; maternal
great-grandparents, Mr. Charlie Rufus and Mrs. Pauline Simmons Aldridge of
Yanceyville.
She was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Mr. Oylen and Mrs. Addie
Barker Parrott.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints cemetery by Bishop Vernon Massengill and Elder
Lindsey Page, both of the church.The family will be at the church following the service, and at other times at the home.

Mrs. Lessie D. Rainey
BURLINGTON -- Mrs. Lessie Davis Rainey, 95, of 2134 Martin St., died at 12:50
p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center.
Lowe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

Mrs. Myrtle H. Haith
BURLINGTON -- Mrs. Myrtle Hall Haith, 84, of 1611 Oklahoma Ave., died at 4:55
p.m. Friday, Dec. 26, 1997, at Alamance Health Care Center after three and a
half years failing health, one day critical.
A native of Halifax County, Va., she was the wife of the late Mr. Hubert
George Haith, and the daughter of Mr. John Edward Hall and Mrs. Rosa Cates
Hall, both deceased. She was retried from Variety Hosiery Mill. She was a
member of Glen Hope Baptist Church for 60 years and was a member of the
Stephens Bible Class.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Bolden of Burlington; two sons,
Mr. Hubert Haith Jr. of Alabastor, Ala., and Mr. John Bruce ``J.B.'' Haith of
Henderson; a sister, Mrs. Maudie Wyatt of Raleigh; three grandchildren; one
great-grandchild; two stepgrandchildren; and one great-stepgrandchild.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Lebanon United
Methodist Church cemetery by the Rev. Bob Stephenson, pastor of Glen Hope
Baptist Church.
The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 3 to 5 this
afternoon, an at other times at the home.

Mr. Furman Moore
MEBANE -- Mr. Furman Moore of 615 N. Third St., died Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997,
at this home.
Walker's Funeral Home of Mebane is in charge of arrangements, which are
incomplete.


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