Miscellaneous Alamance County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Ms. Alice Elizabeth Leonard
BENNETT -- Ms. Alice Elizabeth Leonard, 81, of 7820 N.C. 22^/^42, died Monday,
Jan. 5, 1998, at Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.
A native of Chatham County, she was retired from Burlington Industries and was
a member of Pleasant Grove Christian Church.
Survivors include three sons, Mr. Jesse Leonard of Bennett, Mr. Jack Leonard
of Burlington and Mr. James Leonard of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a daughter, Ms.
Dorothy Oates of Greensboro; four sisters, Ms. Margaret Brown of Siler City,
Ms. Decie Murphy of Thomasville, Ms. Evie Light and Ms. Minnie Hicks, both of
Ramseur; 26 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant Grove Christian
Church by the Rev. Kenneth Huggins and the Rev. Tom Hill. Burial will be in
the church cemetery.
The family will be at Loflin Funeral Home in Ramseur from 7 to 9 this evening,
and at other times at the home of a son, Mr. Jesse Leonard, 6824 Country LoopRoad, Bennett.

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Ms. Dorothy Campbell
CHAPEL HILL -- Ms. Dorothy Clandine Campbell, 64, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998, at her home.
Walker's Funeral Home of Chapel Hill is in charge of arrangements which are
incomplete.

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Mrs. Lethia Frederick
YANCEYVILLE -- Mrs. Lethia Herring Washington Frederick, 84, of Shomaria
Family Care Home, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998, at Danville Regional Medical
Center in Danville, Va.
Born Oct. 13, 1913, in Burgaw, she was the daughter of Mr. Athur Herring and
Mrs. Annie Walker Herring, both deceased. She was a retired postal clerk for
the U.S. Post Office in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was a member of Yanceyville
Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Gloria W. Wallace of Yanceyville; a foster
daughter, Mrs. Kate Shirley McGhee of Yanceyville; two grandchildren; and two great-grand children.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at New Hope Missionary Baptist
Church in Watha by the Rev. Melvin Paylor. Burial will be in the Herring
Family Cemetery in Watha.
A service of remembrance will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Yanceyville
Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Melvin Paylor.
The family will be at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gloria W. Wallace, 1107
County Home Road, Yanceyville.
Fulton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Mrs. Thelma Ellington
BURLINGTON -- Mrs. Thelma Crews Ellington, 90, of 2806-A E. Maple Ave., died
at 10:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, 1998, at Alamance Health Care Center after
several years of failing health.
A native of Rockingham County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Fredrick
Pinkerman Ellington, and the daughter of Mr. George Edward Crews and Mrs. Mary
Cardwell Crews, both deceased. She was a retired employee of Kayser-Roth
Hosiery Co. and was a member of Grove Park Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Allred of the home and Mrs.
George (Carlene) Amick of Edenton; two sons, Mr. F. Marion Ellington of
Burlington and Mr. Maynard Ellington of Graham; a brother, Mr. Joseph Moir
Crews of Eden; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grand children.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ms. Grace Nichols and Ms. Minnie
Gallimore.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Grove Park Baptist Church
by Dr. Roy P. Taylor. 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 Lowe Funeral Home from 7 to 9 this evening, and at other times at the home.

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Mr. Harold Graham
RALEIGH -- Mr. Harold Otis Graham, 75, of IHS of Raleigh at Crabtree, died at
12:35 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill after a
critical illness of two weeks.
A native of Alamance County, he was the son of Mr. Arthur Lee Graham and Mrs. Ethel Jenkins Graham, both deceased.
Survivors include a sister, Ms. Virginia Ground of Tampa, Fla.; and two
brothers, Mr. James H. Graham of Burlington and Mr. Robert J. Graham of
Graham.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Ms. Maxie G. Stewart.
A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Andrews Episcopal
Church in Haw River by the Rev. Samuel Frazier, vicar. Burial will be in St.
Andrews Green.
Memorials may be made to the Memorial Fund of St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Box 217, Haw River, N.C. 27258.
The Cremation Society of the Carolinas Inc. is in charge of arrangements

Ms. Peggy Ann Coble Boone
BURLINGTON -- Ms. Peggy Ann Coble Boone, 67, of 323 Baldwin Road, died at 6:20
a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after 10
years of failing health, one week critical.
A native of Al a mance County, she was the daughter of Mrs. Dulcie Terrell
Coble, who survives, and the late Mr. Abe Coble. She was a retired respiratory
therapist with Alamance Memorial Hospital. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Haw River.
Survivors other than her mother of Pleasant Grove include four daughters, Mrs. Yvonne Isley, Mrs. Kathy Chandler, Mrs. Angela Nichols and Ms. Lisa Matherly, all of Burlington; two sisters, Mrs. Pamela Collins of Graham and Mrs. Judy Ward of Sophia; and five grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Haw River by the Rev. Richard Poindexter and the Rev. Kenneth Wilson. Burial will be in Haw River Cemetery.
The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 this evening, and at other times at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Yvonne Isley, 1320 Elder Way, Burlington.

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Mrs. Dorothy Campbell
CHAPEL HILL -- Mrs. Dorothy C. Campbell, 64, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998, at her home.
A native of Wilkes County, she was the wife of Mr. Elmer Campbell, who
survives, and the daughter of Ms. Ava Riddle, who survives. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
Survivors other than her husband and mother of Mebane include three daughters,
Ms. Dot Bullock of Snow Camp, Ms. Debra Mason of Mebane and Ms. Sue Cabezas of Hollywood, Fla.; two sons, Mr. Mark Campbell of Mebane and Mr. Michael Campbell of Chapel Hill; five sisters, Ms. Mabeline Baker of Whitsett, Ms. Janet Hicks of Efland, Ms. Linda Ryan of Swepsonville, Ms. Peggy Cook of Salisbury and Ms. June Straughan of Graham; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Faith Baptist
Church cemetery.
Walker's Funeral Home in Chapel Hill is in charge of arrangements.

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Mr. Kenneth Hawkins Sr.
REIDSVILLE -- Mr. Kenneth Earl Hawkins Sr., 69, of 1918 Pickrell Road, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 6, 1998, at his home.
A native of Rockingham County, he was the husband of Mrs. Mary Deaton Hawkins, who survives. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was a self- employed building contractor. He served as the Scoutmaster for the Boy Scout Troop No.
396 in Caswell County and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Survivors other than his wife of the home include two daughters, Ms. Elton
(Joann Hawkins) Moody of Brunswick, Ga., and Ms. Jennifer Leigh Hawkins of the home; two sons, Mr. Kenneth V. Hawkins Jr. of Reidsville and Mr. John V.
Hawkins of Rockaway, N.J.; a brother, Mr. Douglas M. Hawkins of Reidsville; two sisters, Mrs. E.W. (Jacquelyn Hawkins) Halbrook and Mrs. George (Ella Mae Hawkins) Glaspie, both of Reidsville; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a son, Mr. James D. Hawkins, and a grandchild.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Wilkerson Funeral Home
Chapel. Burial will be in Evergreen Memory Gardens.
The family will be at Wilkerson Funeral Home from 7 to 9 this evening, and at other times at the home.

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Mrs. Mary S. Fitch
BURLINGTON -- Mrs. Mary Gee Squires Fitch, 76, of 413 Wildwood Lane, died at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998, at her home after one year of failing health, one week critical.
A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of Mr. Banks W. Fitch, who
survives, and the daughter of Mr. George Fallie Squires and Mrs. Pearl Hughes Squires, both deceased. She was a homemaker and attended Grove Park Baptist Church.
Survivors other than her husband of the home include three daughters, Mrs.
Dennis (Charlotte Fitch) Yutchishen of Crozet, Va., Mrs. Glen (Janice Fitch)
Curtis of Richmond, Va., and Ms. Cathy Fitch of Greenville, N.C.; a sister,
Mrs. Margaret Fowlkes of Burlington; a brother, Mr. Hughes Squires of
Burlington; and a grandchild.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Burlington by Dr. Roy P. Taylor. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.
The family will be at McClure Funeral Home 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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Mrs. Brezela Poteat
CEDAR GROVE -- Mrs. Brezela Poteat, 91, died Tuesday, Jan, 6, 1998, at the Brian Center Nursing Home in Charlotte.
She was the wife of the late Mr. John Poteat, and the daughter of Mr. Clyde
Gunnings and Mrs. Menerva Biggers Gunnings, both deceased. She was a member of Lattisville Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include a brother, Mr. Garfield Gunnings of Gastonia; two sons, Mr. James Killough of Cedar Grove and Mr. Alvin Killough of Durham; a stepson, Mr. Nathaniel Wagstaff of Baltimore; and three grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted at noon Friday at Lattisville Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. Lindsey Baskett, pastor. Burial will be in White Oak Primitive Baptist Church cemetery.
The family will be at Chavis-Parker Funeral Home from 6 to 7 this evening.

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Mrs. Valeria Matherly
BURLINGTON -- Mrs. Valeria ``Nickie'' Burke Matherly, 73, of 324 Thompson St., died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after two years of failing health, one month critical.
A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of Mr. Clarence W. Matherly, who survives, and the daughter of Mr. Claude W. ``Bunk'' Burke and Mrs. Flora Nicks Burke, both deceased. She was retired from Burlington Industries after 41 years of service. She was a member of the Burlington Senior Citizens Club.
She was a member of Beverly Hills United Church of Christ and the Women's Fellowship.
Survivors other than her husband of the home include three sisters, Mrs. Alice Burke Sutton, Mrs. Dora Burke Butler and Mrs. Betsy Burke Watkins, all of Burlington; five brothers, Mr. Wallace L. Burke of Roxboro, Mr. Norman ``Spider'' Burke, Mr. Robert C. Burke and Mr. Raymond L. Burke, all of Burlington, and Mr. H. Hilton Burke of Columbia, S.C.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Ethel Burke Langley, and two brothers, Mr. Hugh ``Buck'' Burke and Mr. Carl W. ``Bunk'' Burke.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Beverly Hills United Church of Christ by Dr. Christopher Burr, pastor. Burial will be in Alamance Memorial Park.
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 Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, P.O. Box 2122, Burlington, N.C. 27216-2122; or to Beverly Hills United Church of Christ, 15 N. Church St., Burlington, N.C. 27217.

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David W. Henry
BURLINGTON -- David William Henry, infant son of Ms. Kristina Ann Henry and Mr. Bradley Stephen Enoch, died Monday, Jan. 5, 1998, at Alamance Regional Medical Center.
Survivors other than his parents of Burlington include his maternal grandparents, Mr. William Henry and Mrs. Kathleen Meeker Henry of Wyoming, Ill.; his paternal grandfather, Mr. Jerry Wayne Enoch of New Bern; his maternal great-grandparents, Mr. Ernest Henry, Mrs. Dorothy McNeeley Henry and Mrs. Joan Meeker, all of Wyoming, Ill., and Mr. Marvin Meeker of Morton, Ill.; and his paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Selma Kimbro Enoch of Burlington.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Alamance Memorial Park by the Rev. C. Max Allman, pastor of People's Memorial Christian Church.
Lowe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Mr. Benjamin Blakely Jr.
EFLAND -- Mr. S. Benjamin Blakely Jr., 84, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Durham after several months of failing health.
Born Dec. 28, 1913, in Andrews, S.C., he was the husband of Mrs. Frances Taylor Blakely, who survives, and the son of Mr. Samuel Benjamin Blakely Sr. and Mrs. Henrietta Isokriet Blakely, both deceased. He was a graduate of Andrews High School in Andrews and Massey Business College in Jacksonville, Fla. He was a disabled veteran of World War II, serving in the 78th Division.
He worked as a bookkeeper in Burlington for many years and retired after 20 years of service at Andrews Memorial Baptist Church in Graham. He was a member of Andrews Memorial Baptist Church, where he was secretary for the Chapel Bible Sunday School Class.
Survivors other than his wife of the home include a son, Mr. Taylor Blakely of Raleigh; a daughter, Ms. Elaine Blakely Allison of Elon College; four sisters, Ms. Madge Willis of Florence, S.C., Ms. Lorriane Brandon of Pine Bluff, Ark., Ms. Meta Blakely of Georgetown, S.C., and Ms. Jeanette Hatzenbuhler of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Ms. Emily Blakely Simmons and a brother, Mr. Frank Blakely.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Andrews Memorial Baptist Church by the Rev. Tommy Willis and the Rev. Tom Worley. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Methodist Church cemetery.
The family will be at Walker's Funeral Home in Mebane from 6:30 to 8:30 this evening.


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