Miscellaneous Alamance County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Mrs. Kathy S. Dix

GRAHAM - Mrs. Kathy Smith Dix, 48, of 525 Graham Drive, died at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after a short illness.

A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of Mr. H. Dee Dix, who survives, and the daughter of Mr. Royce Smith and Mrs. Kathleen Love Smith, both deceased. She was the co-owner of Highway 49 Auction & Thrift Shop and was a Baptist.

Survivors other than her husband of the home include a son, Mr. Michael ``Mike'' S. Rudd of Burlington; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Teresa ``Lisa'' D. Kimrey of Burlington; a stepson, Mr. L. Dee Dix of Graham; three sisters, Mrs. Peggy Marley and Mrs. Virginia Poe, both of Graham, and Mrs. Vicky Jones of Burlington; two brothers, Mr. Charles G. Smith of Garden Grove, Calif., and Mr. Bobby J. Smith of Graham; and six grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Graham by the Rev. Dallas Brown, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, and the Rev. Johnny Flood, Baptist minister. Burial will be in Graham Memorial Park.

The family will be at Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 this evening, and at other times at the home, 525 Graham Drive, Graham and at the home of the son, Mr. Mike Rudd, 257 S. Cobb Ave., Burlington, N.C. 27215.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, P.O. Box 2122, Burlington, N.C. 27216-2122.
 
 

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Mrs. Elsie S. Aldridge

YANCEYVILLE - Mrs. Elsie Pauline Simmons Aldridge, 78, of 1703 Alvis Boswell Road, died at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, at Duke Medical Center in Durham after a long illness.

A native of Caswell County, she was the wife of Mr. Charlie Rufus Aldridge, who survives, and the daughter of Mr. James Thomas Simmons and Mrs. Daisy Stainback Simmons, both deceased. She was a homemaker and was affiliated with the Caswell Ruritan Club and the Caswell homemakers. She attended Bush Arbor Primitive Baptist Church.

Survivors other than her husband of the home include five daughters, Mrs. Katrine Hall, Mrs. Evonne Pruitt, Mrs. Polly Aldridge Lewis and Mrs. Merry Parrott, all of Burlington, and Mrs. Elaine Wrenn of Elon College; three sons, Mr. Eddison ``Eddie'' Aldridge of Greensboro, Mr. Charles Kenneth Aldridge of Burlington, Mr. Danny M. Aldridge of Yanceyville; three sisters, Ms. Lucy Kimbro, Ms. Beatrice Faulkner and Mrs. Lula Ausley, all of Burlington; 21 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Mr. George Wesley Aldridge; one infant sister; three infant brothers; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by Bishop Vernon Massengill and Elder Lindsey Page, both of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and Elder Wallis Smith, pastor of Bush Arbor Primitive Baptist Church. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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 the Humane Society of Alamance County, P.O. Box 3673, Burlington, N.C. 27216.
 
 

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Mr. R. Howard Bowes

GRAHAM - Mr. Robert Howard Bowes, 81, of 306 Aloha Drive, died at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, at Duke University Medical Center.

A native of Caswell County, he was the son of Mr. Richard ``Dick'' Bowes and Mrs. Addie Barts Bowes, both deceased. He was retired after 29 years with Cone Mills. He was a member of the Burlington Moose Lodge 649, and a member of the Tarheel Legion 158. He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Cynthia Dianne Albright of Graham and Mrs. Geri Chandler of Charlotte; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Ms. Nita Hicks, Ms. Fannie Barker, Ms. Mable Gammon and Ms. Myrtle Allen; three brothers, Mr. Willie Bowes, Mr. Hurley Bowes and Mr. Harper Bowes.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Lester Haney. Burial will be in Alamance Memorial Park Mausoleum.

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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Mrs. Hildred G. Enoch

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. - Mrs. Hildred Gant Enoch, 66, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998, at Southern Maryland Hospital Center in Clinton, Md.

A native of Burlington, she was the wife of the late Mr. Otis C. Enoch Sr. She was a retired dietary cook and a life-long member of Union Chapel United Church of Christ in Burlington where she was a member of the Senior Usher Board.

Survivors include three daughters, Ms. Barbara E. Daye and Ms. Geraldine Kennedo of Upper Marlboro and Ms. Jacqueline Enoch of Burlington; two sons, Mr. Otis Enoch Jr. and Mr. Timothy A. Enoch, both of Burlington; one sister, Mrs. Blonde Ann Byrd of Burlington; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Union Chapel United Church of Christ. The body will be placed in the church one hour before the service.

Universal Mortuary Services of Washington, D.C., and Galloway Funeral Home in Eden are in charge of arrangements.
 
 

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Mr. Reuben de-Vries

WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. - Mr. Reuben de-Vries, 72, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998, at his home.

Born Aug. 16, 1925, in Dusseldorf, Germany, he was the husband of Mrs. Margaret de-Vries, who survives, and the son of Mr. David de-Vries and Mrs. Mary Rosenberg de-Vries, both deceased. He was a member of the Private Pilots' Association and the U.S. Hang Gliding Association. He was an Israeli Army veteran, serving in during the Israel Independence Wars. He was employed for 23 years by IBM as an advisory engineer.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include two daughter, Ms. Margaret Scism of New Paltz, N.Y. and Ms. Jennifer de-Vries of Burlington; a son, Mr. John de-Vries of New York City; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Ms. Ruth Ben-Hur.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Robert H. Auchmoody Funeral Home in Fishkill, N.Y. Cremation will follow.

The family will be at the funeral home 30 minutes before the service.
 
 

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Mr. Manuel H. Martin

NEW YORK CITY - Mr. Manuel H. Martin of 1970 Amsterdam Ave., died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998, at Presbyterian Medical Center.

Survivors include two sisters, Ms. Hazel Marley and Ms. Minnie Lloyd, both of Liberty; and a brother, Mr. Laymond Martin Sr. of Liberty.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Stephen AME Church with burial in the Amos Grove cemetery.

The family will be at the church 30 minutes before the service.

Kimes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

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Lt. Col. Harold Lanier

GREENSBORO - Lt. Col. (ret.) Harold Lewis Lanier, 75, of 5 Leawood Court, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998, at Starmount Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Born April 11, 1922, in Bath, he was the husband of Mrs. Mildred Jeffries Lanier, who survives, and the son of Mr. Jesse John Lanier and Mrs. Candes Thorne Lanier. He received bachelor and master of science degrees at N.C. A&T State University. He was retired after 24 years in the U.S. Army, serving in World War II and the Korean War. He taught and was an administrator at N.C. A&T State University. He was a member of St. James Presbyterian Church (USA), the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the YMCA, the Urban Ministry, the First Offender's Program, the Retired Officer's Association and Kappa Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include three daughters, Mrs. Benjamin (Patricia L.) D. Murrell of Winston-Salem, Dr. Beverly L. Skinner of Millersville, Pa. and Ms. Jennifer Anne Lanier of Timberlake; two brothers, Mr. Daniel Lanier Sr. of New Haven, Conn. and Mr. James E. Lanier of Greensboro; a sister, Ms. Elsie Lanier of Whitsett; three grandchildren ;and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at St. James Presbyterian Church (USA) by the Rev. Howard A. Chubbs and the Rev. George W. Brooks. Burial with military rites will be in Lakeview Memorial Gardens.

The family will be at the church one hour before the service.

Perry J. Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

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Mrs. Leah L. Ward

GRAHAM - Mrs. Leah Lewis Ward, 81, of 2125 E. Greensboro-Chapel Hill Road, died at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan., 8, 1998, at White Oak Manor after three years of failing health, one month critical.

A native of Carteret County, she was the wife of Mr. George William Ward, who survives, and the daughter of Mr. Joe Willis and Mrs. Hattie Yarborough Willis, both deceased. She was retired from Kayser-Roth.

Survivors other than her husband of the home include two daughters, Mrs. Thelma Large White of Washington, Pa., and Mrs. Dollie Lewis Willis of Sneads Ferry; a son, Mr. Jerry G. Lewis of Morganton; five grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at McCray Primitive Baptist Church cemetery by the Rev. Larry Foust and the Rev. Jerry A. Lewis.

The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 this evening, and at other times at the home.
 
 

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Mrs. Annie Deaton

GRAHAM - Mrs. Annie ``Mae'' Deaton, 85, of 1832 S. Main St., died Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998, at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro after a critical illness of one week.

A native of Randolph County, she was the wife of Mr. Dock B. Deaton, who survives, and the daughter of Mr. John Caudle and Mrs. Asenth VonCannon Caudle, both deceased. She was a former partner / owner of D / S Hosiery. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Graham and was a member of the United Methodist Women.

Survivors other than her husband of the home include a daughter, Miss Kitty Darlene Deaton of the home; a son, Mr. Mack B. Deaton of Liberty; two grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-stepgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Mr. Frank Boyce Deaton and a sister, Mrs. Lena Jenkins.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Graham by Dr. James Bryan, pastor. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery in High Point.

The family will be at Rich an Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 4 to 6 Saturday evening, and at other times at the home.
 
 

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Mrs. Daisy C. Rogers

BURLINGTON - Mrs. Daisy Cooper Rogers, 81, of 410 Brooklyn St., died at 6:35 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after several years of failing health, two weeks critical.

A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late Mr. O.T. Rogers and the daughter of the late Ms. Nettie Cooper. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Mr. Ralph Rogers of Graham; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. today at McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Graham by Dr. James Bryant, pastor of Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Concord United Methodist Church cemetery.

The family will be at the funeral home one hour before the service, and at other times at the home of the son, Mr. Ralph Rogers, 1872 Edgewood Lane, Graham.
 
 

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Mrs. Ruby L. Rogers

GRAHAM - Mrs. Ruby Long Rogers, 76, of 779 Woody Drive, died at 8:25 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after several years of failing health.

A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late Mr. George Franklin Rogers, and the daughter of Mr. Edward H. Long and Mrs. Callie Lee Long, both deceased.

Survivor include two sisters, Mrs. Nancy C. Wiley of Burlington and Mrs. Daisy B. Keck of Greensboro; and a brother, Mr. Edward H. Long Jr. of Burlington.

There will be no funeral.

The family will be at the home of a sister, Mrs. Nancy C. Wiley, 702 Gunn St., Burlington.

Hargett and Bryant Funeral Home provided information.
 
 

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Mr. George T. Reeves

WHITSETT - Mr. George Thurman Reeves, 81, of 516 N.C. 100, died at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998, at Alamance Regional Medical Center.

A native of Guilford County, he was the husband of the late Mrs. Lola Garrison Reeves, and the son of Mr. Jerry Holland and Mrs. Annie Barbee Reeves, both deceased. He was a former electrical contractor and was later employed by Macfield Texturing. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Gail Lefew of Charlotte and Mrs. Deborah Frazier of Graham; a son, Mr. Steven D. Reeves of Whitsett; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Mr. Edgar Reeves.

A private family graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Alamance Memorial Park by the Rev. Lester Haney.

The family will be at Lowe Funeral Home from 6 to 8 this evening.
 
 

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Ms. Helen Lowdermilk

GOLDSBORO - Ms. Helen Denning Lowdermilk, 72, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998, at Coble Health Center in Durham.

A native of Wayne County, she was the wife of the late Mr. John Lowedermilk, and the daughter of Mr. Luther Denning and Mrs. Kiver Batton Denning, both deceased. She was a retired teacher with Wayne Community College and was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.,

Survivors include a son, Mr. Allen Lowedermilk of Goldsboro; a daughter, Ms. Frances L. Bryant of Haw River; and a grandchild.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a..m. Saturday at Willowdale Cemetery by the Rev. Robert Bame.

The family will be at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home from 7 to 9 this evening, and at other times at 105 N. Audubon Ave.

Memorials may be made to United Church Ministries, 119 W. Walnut St., Goldsboro, N.C. 27530; or to a charity of choice.
 
 

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Rev. Edward Chamblee

RALEIGH - The Rev. Edward C. Chamblee, 89, died Wednesday, Jan., 7, 1998.

Born June 15, 1908, in Zebulon, he was the husband of Mrs. Prandy J. Chamblee, who survives, and the late Mrs. Roxie Alford Chamblee. He was the son of Mr. Kenneth Chamblee and Mrs. Carrie Wiggs Chamblee Lewis, both deceased. He was a graduate of Campbell College, Wake Forest University and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He taught high school, and was pastor at many churches, including Grove Park Baptist Church in Burlington. He served as Director of Missions, Wilmington Association, from 1945 to 1948. He retired in 1973. He served on various committees and was chairman of the Retired Baptist Ministries Fellowship of the Greater Raleigh Area and was co-chairman at the time of his death.

Survivors other than his wife include a son, Dr. James M. Chamblee of Smithfield; a stepson, Mr. Samuel J. Jackson of Fuquay-Varina,; a stepdaughter, Ms. Cynthia J. Poole of Raleigh; a foster stepdaughter, Ms. Linda W. Farley; five grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildrne; and a foster stepgrandchild.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Mr. Cecil Chamblee and Mr. Wisner Chamblee; three sisters, Ms. Daphne C. Haithcock, Ms. Thelma C. Myers and Ms. Camilla C. Barber.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Raleigh by Dr. Mark White, the Rev. Jesse Waugh, and the Rev. Larry King. Burial will be in Zebulon City Cemetery.

The family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home from 7 to 9 this evening.

Memorials may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church, 118 S. Person St., Raleigh N.C. 27601.
 
 

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Mr. Clarence E. Smith

REIDSVILLE - Mr. Clarence Ebenezer Smith, 92, of 2128 Grooms Road, formerly of Pagetown Road, Cherry Grove, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 1998, at his home.

A native of Davidson County, he was retired from Copland Fabrics and was a retired farmer. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Clay (Peggy Smith) Manring of the home and Mrs. Mac (Marenda Smith) Wilson of Cherry Grove; a brother, Mr. Gale Smith of Lexington; a sister, Ms. Mamie Matkins of Yanceyville; 19 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church cemetery.

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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