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Mrs. Jennetta Abernathy
BURLINGTON -- Mrs. Jennetta P. Abernathy, 76, of 211 Colonial Drive, died at
2:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, 1997, at Alamance Skilled Nursing Division.
A native of Cramerton, she was the wife of Mr. Richard F. Abernathy, who
survives, and the daughter of Schumpert Pennington and Annie Greene
Pennington, both deceased. She was retired from Camera Corner and attended Haw
River Christian Church.
Survivors other than her husband of the home include one daughter, Mrs. Teresa
R. Spillman of Carolina Beach; two sisters, Mrs. Marjorie Mason and Mrs. Anne
Bryan, both of Burlington; one brother, Mr. Clyde S. Pennington of Cocoa,
Fla.; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Mr. Murray Pennington and Mr. Paul
Pennington.
The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. today at Rich & Thompson Chapel by the
Rev. James Rosser of Haw River Christian Church. Burial will be in Rich &
Thompson Mortuary.
The family will at Rich & Thompson Mortuary after the service, and at other
times at the home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, P.O. Box 2122,
Burlington, NC 27216.

Mrs. Eva Corbett
HILLSBOROUGH -- Mrs. Eva Corbett died Dec. 27, 1997, in her home.
A native of Granville County, she was the wife of Mr. George Corbett, who
survives, and the daughter of Mr. Lennie Montangue and Mrs. Marie Thorpe
Montangue, both deceased. She received her education in Granville County, and
attended Fayetteville State University and Winston-Salem State College, where
she received her bachelor's degree in education. She received her master's
degree in education from North Carolina A&T State University and worked toward
her doctorate at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She worked as a
secretary for the extension service in Alamance County, a teacher in Wilkes
County, Cedar Grove Elementary School, C.W. Stanford, and Orange County,
retiring in 1983. She was a member of Belton Creek Baptist Church in Granville
County, First Baptist Church in North Wilkesboro, and Mt. Bright Baptist
Church and First Community Baptist Church, both in Hillsborough.
Survivors other than her husband of the home include one son, Mr. George
Lennie Corbett, of the home; and two sisters, Ms. Francis Harris of East
Orange, N.J., and Mrs. Georgie Anna Evans of Butner.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Community Baptist
Church by the Rev. William Richardson. Burial will be in White Oak Primitive
Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will be at First Community Baptist Church from 7 to 8 this evening.
Arrangements are by Chavis-Parker Funeral Home in Hillsborough.

Mr. Richard F. Harris
MEBANE -- Mr. Richard Frank Harris, 56, of 2511 N.C. 70 West, died Saturday,
Dec. 27, 1997, at UNC Medical Hospital after a critical illness of four days.
A native of Person County, he was the husband of the late Mrs. Gladys P.
Harris and the son of Mr. James H. Harris, who survives, and the late Mrs.
Erma J. Harris. He was a maintenance technician and a member of Hester's Grove
Baptist Church. He was a member of the Alamance County Sick Committee and the
Non-Denominational Pray Band.
Survivors other than his father of Burlington include two daughters, Ms.
Stella Mae Harris and Ms. Tandra Renee Harris, both of the home; six sisters,
Ms. Marie Harris of Mebane, and Mrs. Linda Richmond, Mrs. Shirley Poteat, Mrs.
Faye King, Ms. Mary Harris and Ms. Jeanice Harris, all of Burlington; four
brothers, Mr. James E. Harris, Mr. Clyde Harris and Mr. Dallas Harris, all of
Burlington, and Mr. Earlie G. Harris of Brooklyn, N.Y.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hester's Grove Baptist Church by the
Rev. Joe Clayton Jr., pastor, and the Rev. Harold Carr. Burial will be in the
church cemetery.
The family will be at New Covenant Holy Church in Burlington from 7 to 8 this
evening and at other times at the home.
Burrus & Burrus Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Furman L. Moore
MEBANE -- Mr. Furman Lee Moore, 85, of 615 N. Third St., died Saturday, Dec.
27, 1997, at his home.
A native of Travelers Rest, S.C., he was the husband of the late Mrs. Lucille
Wynn Moore and the son of Mr. William Moore and Mrs. Mary Moore, both
deceased. He served in the 1st Division Big Red One 1st Calvary from 1941-45.
He was educated to the sixth grade, was retired from Cone Mill in Mebane, and
was a member of the Eastside Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Linda Buckhalter and Mrs. Diane
Dickerson, both of Mebane; four sons, Mr. James Moore of Hurst, Texas, Mr.
Thurman Moore, Mr. Johnny Moore and Mr. Donald Moore, all of Mebane; 20
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Mrs. Lily Evans, Mrs. Bertha Smith
and Mrs. Ella Deaton; and four brothers, Mr. Walter Moore, Mr. Cecil Moore,
Mr. Sherman Moore, and Mr. A.D. Moore.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Walker Funeral Home Chapel
by the Rev. Fredrick Bunts. Burial will be in Cane Creek Cemetery.
The family will be at Walker Funeral Home from 7 to 9 this evening and at
other times at the home of a son, Mr. Johnny Moore, 6502 Fox Trailer Road,
Mebane.

Mrs. Lessie Rainey
BURLINGTON -- Mrs. Lessie Davis Rainey, 95, of McCray Comfort Inn, died at
12:50 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after
two weeks of illness.
A native of Guilford County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Edward Virgil
Rainey and the daughter of Mr. Albert Eugene Davis and Mrs. Leona Shelley
Davis, both deceased. She was a homemaker and a member of Kerr's Chapel
Baptist Church, Womans Missionary Union of the Church, and the Caswell County
Home Demonstration Club.
Survivors include one daughter, Mr. B.C. (Mildred) Hester of Burlington; one
son, Mr. Howard E. (Buddy) Rainey of Southern Pines; two sisters, Mrs Elsie
Little and Mrs. Margaret Martin, both of Greensboro; six grandchildren; and
five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Mrs. Hazel Rainey, and three
brothers, Mr. Robert E. Davis, Mr. Earl Davis, and Mr. Charlie Davis.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Kerr's Chapel Baptist
Church by the Rev. Morton Kurtz, pastor of the Piedmont Presbyterian Church.
The body will be at Lowe Funeral Home until 30 minutes before the service.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will be at the funeral home from 6 to 8 this evening and at other
times at the home of the daughter, 2134 Martin St., Burlington.
Memorials may be made to Kerr's Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c^/^o
Mrs. Margaret Simmons, 2680 Milesville Road, Elon College, NC 27244.

Mrs. Mable Siler
SILER CITY -- Mrs. Mable Langley Siler, 77, of 1019 N. Garden Ave., died
Sunday, Dec. 28, 1997, at Country Forest Manor.
A native of Chatham County, she was the husband of the late Mr. William Lester
Siler. She was retired from Hadley-Peoples Manufacturing Co. and was a member
of Pentecostal Holiness Church, where she belonged to the Senior Adult Bible
Class.
Survivors include one son, Mr. William (Tony) Siler of Gibsonville; two
sisters, Ms. Selma L. Murray of Siler City and Ms. Pauline L. Vickory of
Ramseur; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Ms. Anita Boone.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Pentecostal Holiness
Church by the Rev. Garry Yeatts. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
The family will be at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home from 7 to 9 this evening
and at other times at the home.

Miss Christine Turner
ELON COLLEGE -- Miss Christine Turner, 65, of 3057 Sawmill Road, died at 3:30
a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997, at White Oak Manor in Burlington after an
illness of several weeks.
A native of Alamance County, she was the daughter of Mr. Virgil R. Turner and
Mrs. Katie Slade Turner, both deceased. She was a member of the Clover Garden
AME Church and former pianist of the Chancel Choir.
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Betty T. Lea of Altamahaw and Mrs. Bernice
T. Wooten of LaGrange, Ga.
She was preceded in death by one brother, William C. Turner.
The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Clover Garden AME Church by
the Rev. R.L. Goode, pastor. The body will remain at Hargett and Bryant
Funeral Home until one hour before the service. Burial will be in the church
cemetery.
The family will be at the funeral home from 12 to 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Mr. Thomas W. Watson
BURLINGTON -- Mr. Thomas W. Watson, 85, of 409 Queen St., died at 11:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after four weeks
of critical illness.
A native of Alamance County, he was the wife of the late Mrs. Beulah Carden
Watson and the son of Mr. James Robert Watson and Mrs. Elizabeth Pennington
Watson, both deceased. He was an employee of Copland Fabrics and a member of
Trinity Worship Center.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Barbara W. Price of New Bern, Mrs.
Jean W. Workman of Burlington, and Mrs. Ruth W. Martin of Snow Camp; two
sisters, Mrs. Carmen Brooks of Burlington and Mrs. Laura Mayton of Graham; 11
grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Mrs. Esther Sue Hilliard; one
sister; and three brothers.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Worship Center by
the Rev. Darrell E. Cox. 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 & Thompson Mortuary from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and at
other times at the home.

Mrs. Ollie K. Chelley
BURLINGTON -- Mrs. Ollie ``Bigma'' Kendrick Chelley, 88, of 1987 Hilton Road,
died at 4:40 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center
after several years of failing health.
A native of War ren County, Ga., she was the wife of the late Mr. Henry
Chelley, and the daughter of Mr. Mat Kendrick and Mrs. Alice Kendrick
Kendrick, both deceased. She was a member of Clinton Memorial United Church of
Christ, where she was a Sunday school teacher.
Survivors include a daughter, Ms. Dorothy Felton Crump of Burlington; two
sons, Mr. Henry Chelley Jr. of Aiken, S.C., and Mr. James ``Jimmy'' Chelley of
Burlington; two sisters, Mrs. Navyjean Augustus of New Orleans and Mrs. Willie
J. Chapman of Warrenton, Ga.; a brother, Mr. Jessie K. Kendrick of Burlington;
14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Henry Richmond.
The funeral will be conducted at noon Wednesday at Clinton Memorial United
Church of Christ by the Rev. Steven R. Oldham, pastor, the Rev. Ralph Harris
and Bishop Harry L. Cohen. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will be at the church one hour before the service. Hargett and
Bryant Funeral Home in Burlington is in charge of arrangements.

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.
The graveside service has been postponed until 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Cemetery, conducted 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.

Miss Christine Turner
ELON COLLEGE -- Miss Christine Turner, 65, of 3057 Sawmill Road, died at 330
a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997, at White Oak Manor in Burlington after an
illness of several weeks.
A native of Alamance County, she was the daughter of Mr. Virgil R. Turner and
Mrs. Katie Slade Turner, both deceased. She was a member of the Clover Garden
AME Church and former pianist for the chancel choir.
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Betty T. Lea of Altamahaw and Mrs. Bernice
T. Wooten of LaGrange, Ga.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Mr. William C. Turner.
The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at Clover Garden AME Church by
the Rev. R.L. Goode, pastor. Burial will be in the Clover Garden AME Church
cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church one hour before the service.
Hargett and Bryant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. G.M. Montgomery
GRAHAM -- Mr. G. Marvin Montgomery, 70, of 3624 Boy Wood Road, died at 4:10
p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after a sudden
illness.
A native of Carroll County, Va., he was the husband of Mrs. Mary Anne Wood
Montgomery who survives, and the son of Mr. William Henry Harrison Montgomery
and Mrs. Lucy Valeria Stillwell Montgomery, both deceased. Before retiring, he
was an engineer with Hughes Aircraft for 32 years. He was a Navy veteran.
Survivors other than his wife of the home include one daughter, Mrs. Valerie
Holt Montgomery McRoberts of Placentia, Calif; two sisters, Mrs. Imogene M.
Alderman of Tustin, Calif., and Mrs. Canary Grimsley of Virginia Beach, Va.;
and one brother, Mr. Brooks Montgomery of Hillsville, Va.
He was preceded in death by a son, Mr. Jeffrey Kemp Montgomery; two sisters,
Ms. Sena M. Martin and Ms. Patricia M. Foster; and a brother, Mr. Lonnie
Montgomery.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mt. Hermon United
Methodist Church by the Rev. Rick Moser, pastor, and the Rev. Aubern Lore,
retired minister of Mt. Hermon United Method st Church. Burial will be in the
church cemetery.
The family will be at Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 this
evening and at other times at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Duke University, Office of Gift Records, 614 Chapel
Drive Annex, Box 90581, Durham, N.C. 27708-0581, Attention: Bryan Alzheimer's
Disease Research.

Mrs. Cornelia Eiler
BURLINGTON -- Mrs. Cornelia Pierce Eiler, 83, of Ekklesia Retirement Center,
Morehead City, died at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 1997, at Twin Lakes Retirement
Center, Burlington, after an illness of six weeks.
A native of Syracuse, N.Y., she was the wife of the late Mr. Frank Augustus
Eiler and the daughter of Mr. Harry Cook Pierce and Mrs. Harriett Spencer
Pierce, both deceased. He was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church in
Morehead City.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Harriett Eiler Copland of Burlington; one
son, Dr. Frank Kendall Eiler of Greensboro; and six grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted at Twin Lakes Retirement Center at 11 a.m.
Wednesday in the Twin Lakes Chapel by Sister Cathy Fanslau, chaplain of Twin
Lakes Retirement Center; the Rev. John Earp, pastor of Macedonia Lutheran
Church; and Dr. Clyde Christmas. The family will be at the chapel one hour
prior to the service.
A second service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Andrews Episcopal
Church in Morehead City by the Rev. C. King Cole. The family will be at the
church one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Gethsemane Cemetery in
Morehead City.
Memorials may be made to Twin Lakes Retirement Center, 100 Wade Coble Drive,
Burlington, N.C. 27215; Ekklesia Retirement Center, Morehead City, N.C. 28557;
or to St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 2005 Arendell St., Morehead, N.C. 28557.

Mr. Elmer G. Lewis
BURLINGTON -- Mr. Elmer G. Lewis, 90, of 7087 Pinecrest St., died at 4 a.m.
Monday, Dec. 29, 1997, at Twin Lakes Retirement Center.
Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington is in charge of arrangements, which
are incomplete.

Mr. C.M. Carroll Jr.
BURLINGTON -- Mr. Claude Macon ``Skip'' Carroll Jr., 51, of 4003 Markwood
Drive, died at 10:46 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 1997, at his home, after six months
of failing health.
A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Mrs. Ellen Manring Carroll,
who survives, and the son of Mrs. Betty Jane Brincefield Carroll, who
survives, and the late Mr. Claude Macon Carroll Sr. He was an employee of
Imperial Vault Company and was a Baptist.
Survivors other than his wife of the home and mother of Graham include four
daughters, Miss Jeana Marie Carroll and Miss Lisa Dawn Carroll, both of the
home, and Miss Tammy Lynn Carroll and Miss Nancy Louise Carroll, both of
Pittsboro; a son, Mr. Claude Wayne Carroll of the home; two brothers, Mr.
David Carroll of Burlington and Mr. Timmy Carroll of Winthrom, Mass.; two
sisters, Mrs. Diane McCartha of Burlington and Mrs. Linda Casparian of
Franklin, Mass; and five grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at McClure Funeral Home
Chapel in Graham by the Rev. John Flood and the Rev. Robbie Lowe. Burial will
be in Graham Memorial Park.
The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 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.

Mrs. Eva Corbett
HILLSBOROUGH -- Mrs. Eva Corbett died Dec. 27, 1997, in her home.
A native of Granville County, she was the wife of Mr. George Corbett, who
survives, and the daughter of Mr. Lennie Montangue and Mrs. Marie Thorpe
Montangue, both deceased. She received her education in Granville County, and
attended Fayetteville State University and Winston-Salem State College, where
she received her bachelor's degree in education. She received her master's
degree in education from North Carolina A&T State University and worked toward
her doctorate at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She worked as a
secretary for the extension service in Alamance County, a teacher in Wilkes
County, Cedar Grove Elementary School, C.W. Stanford, and Orange County,
retiring in 1983. She was a member of Belton Creek Baptist Church in Granville
County, First Baptist Church in North Wilkesboro, and Mt. Bright Baptist
Church and First Community Baptist Church, both in Hillsborough.
Survivors other than her husband of the home include one son, Mr. George
Lennie Corbett, of the home; and two sisters, Ms. Francis Harris of East
Orange, N.J., and Mrs. Georgie Anna Evans of Butner.
The funeral will be conducted at noon today at First Community Baptist Church
by the Rev. William Richardson. Burial will be in White Oak Primitive Baptist
Church Cemetery.
The family will be at First Community Baptist Church one hour before the
service.
Arrangements are by Chavis-Parker Funeral Home in Hillsborough.

Mr. John I. Efird
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Mr. John I. Efird, 72, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 1997, at
Forrest General Hospital after a long illness.
A native of Stanley County, he was the husband of Mrs. Cordia Efird, who
survives. A graduate of Elon College, he was a U.S. Marine Corp. veteran of
World War II, serving in the South Pacific. He had lived in Hattiesburg for
the past 32 years. He joined J.C. Penney Company in 1951 as a retail merchant
and in 1971 opened Efird's Stores in Hattiesburg, Petal and Laurel, Miss. He
was a charter member of Hattiesburg Industrial Board, past president of
Hattiesburg Sales and Marketing Executives, member of the Mississippi Economic
Council, the Mississippi Retail Merchants Association, member and past
president of Hattiesburg Area Chamber of Commerce, the Laurel Chamber of
Commerce and Petal Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Board of
Directors of Methodist Hospital and Trustmark National Bank and was past
president of the Hattiesburg Rotary Club, a charter member of the Petal Rotary
Club and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a member of Main Street United
Methodist Church, where he had served as a member and chairman of the
Administrative Board, Chairman of the Finance Committee and a Sunday school
teacher.
Survivors other than his wife of Hattiesburg include a daughter, Ms. Elizabeth
Floyd of Hattiesburg; a son, Mr. Eric Efird of Hattiesburg; four brothers, Mr.
H.D. Efird, Mr. Everett Efird, Mr. Loyde Efird and Mr. Buren Efird, all of
North Carolina; a stepbrother, Mr. Carl Misenheimer of North Carolina; a
stepsister, Ms. Lexie Mae Rogers of North Carolina; and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. today at Main Street United
Methodist Church in Hattiesburg by the Rev. David Price. Burial will be in
Roseland Park Cemetery.
Moore Funeral Home in Hattiesburg is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Elmer G. Lewis
BURLINGTON -- Mr. Elmer G. Lewis, 90, of 100 Wade Coble Drive, died at 4 a.m.
Monday, Dec. 29, 1997, at Twin Lakes Center.
A native of Halifax County, Va., he was the husband of the late Mrs. Florence
Rudder Lewis, and the son of Mr. William Jefferson Lewis and Mrs. Ella Carter
Lewis, both deceased. He a was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a
retired Life of Virginia agent. He was a member of First Baptist Church of
Burlington, where he was former junior deacon, life deacon, former trustee,
member of the Mission Committee, Finance Committee, Budget Planning Committee,
the Ridgecrest College Committee and was the boys' Sunday school class teacher
for 30 years. He was active in the Mount Zion Baptist Association and was
active in organizing missions at Holly Hill Baptist Church, Grove Park Baptist
Church, Kinnett Memorial Baptist Church, Northside Baptist Church and
Fellowship Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Lydia Kay Chandler Griffith of Punta Banda,
Baja California, Mexico;two brothers, Mr. Guy Carter Lewis and Mr. William Henry Lewis, both of Roxboro; and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of
Burlington by Dr. Craig McMahan, pastor, and Sister Cathy Fanslau, chaplain of
Twin Lakes Retirement Center. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.
The family will be at the church from 12:30 to 1:45 today.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 400 S. Broad St., Burlington,
N.C. 27215.

Mr. Richard F. Harris
MEBANE -- Mr. Richard Frank Harris, 56, of 2511 N.C. 70 West, died Saturday,
Dec. 27, 1997, at UNC Medical Hospital after a critical illness of four days. native of Person County, he was the husband of the late Mrs. Gladys P. Harris and the son of Mr. James H. Harris, who survives, and the late Mrs. Erma J. Harris. He was a maintenance technician and a member of Hester's Grove Baptist Church. He was a member of the Alamance County Sick Committee and the
Non-Denominational Pray Band.
Survivors other than his father of Burlington include two daughters, Ms.
Stella Mae Harris and Ms. Tandra Renee Harris, both of the home; six sisters,
Ms. Marie Harris of Mebane, and Mrs. Linda Richmond, Mrs. Shirley Poteat, Mrs.
Faye King, Ms. Mary Harris and Ms. Jeanice Harris, all of Burlington; four
brothers, Mr. James E. Harris, Mr. Clyde Harris and Mr. Dallas Harris, all of
Burlington, and Mr. Earlie G. Harris of Brooklyn, N.Y.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hester's Grove Baptist Church by the
Rev. Joe Clayton Jr., pastor, and the Rev. Harold Carr. Burial will be in the
church cemetery.
The body may be viewed at Burrus and Burrus Funeral Service from 1 to 8 this
afternoon. The family will be at the church one hour before the service, and
at other times at the home.

Mr. John Puryear Sr.
GRAHAM -- Mr. John Payton Puryear Sr., 63, of 732 Oakgrove Drive, died at 4:25
p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after two
years of failing health, six weeks critical.
A native of Person County, he was the husband of Mrs. Dorothy Hopkins Puryear,
who survives, and the son of Mr. Ballard T. Puryear and Mrs. Callie Puryear,
both deceased. He was a retired employee of Annedeen Hosiery and was a member
of the Burlington Moose Lodge.
Survivors other than his wife of the home include a daughter, Ms. Karen P. McNeill of Trinity; two sons, Mr. Ricky D. Puryear of Haw River and Mr. John P. Puryear, Jr. of Semora; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Vicki Adams of Carolina Beach and Mrs. Teressa Mauldin of Burlington; two stepsons, Mr. Robert Murray of Carolina Beach and Mr. Kenneth Murray of Graham; a sister, Mrs. Evelyn
Robertson of Roxboro; two brothers, Mr. Winfred Puryear of Roxboro and Mr.
William Puryear of Richmond, Va.; three grandchildren; and five stepgrandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Rich and Thompson Funeral
Chapel in Graham by the Rev. George Christopher. Burial will be in Alamance
Memorial Park.
The family will be at Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8
Thursday evening, and at other times at the home.

Mrs. Lillian O. Cheek
GIBSONVILLE -- Mrs. Lillian Overman Cheek, 93, of 201 E. Joyner St., died
Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center.
A native of Guilford County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Thomas Carl
Cheek, and the daughter of Mr. Charles William Overman and Mrs. Mamie Lee
Boone Overman, both deceased. She was a homemaker and a member of the
Gibsonville United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Ladies'
Circle.
Survivors include a son, Mr. Alvis Cheek of Gibsonville; a daughter, Ms. Betty
Moore of Graham; a brother, Mr. Douglas Overman of Whitsett; three sisters,
Ms. Frances Busick and Ms. Lahoma Clapp, both of Whitsett, and Ms. Edna
Overman of Greensboro; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Mr. Thomas Vance Cheek; two brothers, Mr.
Clifton Overman and Mr. Clyde Overman; two sisters, Ms. Marjorie Overman and
Ms. Ethel Overman.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bartlett Funeral Home
Chapel by the Rev. Robert M. Smith, pastor of Gibsonville United Methodist
Church. Burial will be in the Gibsonville City Cemetery.
The family will be at Bartlett Funeral Home from 6 to 7:30 this evening, and
at other times at the home of the son, 511 Dick St., or at the home.
Memorials may be made to Gibsonville United Methodist Church, 501 Church St.,
Gibsonville, N.C. 27249.

Mr. Anthony DeGenova
MEBANE -- Mr. Anthony Joseph DeGenova, 79, of 3764 Old Hillsborough Road, died
at 3:09 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after
six months of failing health.
A native of Philadelphia, he was the husband of Mrs. Vater Small DeGenova, who
survives, and the son of Mr. Salvatore DeGenova and Mrs. Carmella DeGenova,
both deceased. He was retired from the federal government in Washington, D.C.,
and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of American
Legion Post No. 63 in Burlington and was a Catholic.
Survivors other than his wife of the home include several sisters and brothers
in the Philadelphia area.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Pine Hill Cemetery by
the Rev. Alvin Somerville, OFM Conv., Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.
The family will be at Lowe Funeral Home two hours before the service.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, P.O. Box 2122,
Burlington, N.C. 27216-2122.

Mrs. Peggie L. Arthur
GRAHAM -- Mrs. Peggie Legion Arthur, 91, of 208 E. Hill St., died Sunday, Dec.
28, 1997, after a long illness at a Farmington, N.Y., rest home.
She was a member of Waymon's Chapel AME Church in Graham.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Addie Mae Rogers of Graham; seven
grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Don Hugh Funeral Home in
Westbury, N.Y.
A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Waymon's Chapel AME
Church by the Rev. Allen Warren, pastor.
Hargett and Bryant Funeral Home provided local information.

Mr. James L. Summers
LIBERTY -- Mr. James Leroy ``Pat'' Summers, 62, of 4558 Cobb Road died at
10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after a
sudden illness.
A native of Guilford County, he was the husband of Mrs. Sarah Bethel Summers,
who survives, and the son of Mrs. Ida Hopkins Summers, who survives, and the
late Mr. Willie Clay Summers Sr. He was recently retired from P. Lorrilard
Company in Greensboro. He was a member of Springdale AME Church, where he was
a member of the Trustee Board, the Usher Board and the Men's Fellowship.
Survivors other than his wife of the home and mother of Liberty include two
daughters, Mrs. Sherry S. Graves of Graham and Miss Sarah Louise Summers of
Liberty; two sons, Mr. James Leroy ``Buggy'' Summers Jr. and Mr. Barry Summers
of Liberty; and a brother, Mr. Willie Clay ``John'' Summers Jr.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday at Springdale AME Church by
the Rev. Saundra Bullock, pastor. The body will be placed in the church two
hours before the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will be at the church one hour before the service.
Hargett and Bryant Funeral Home in Burlington is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Reid R. Alexander
BURLINGTON -- Mr. Reid Ross Alexander, 74, of 233 S. Gurney St., died at 2:10
p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center.
Lowe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.


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