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Mrs. Julia R. Linster

HILLSBOROUGH - Mrs. Julia Bell Russell Linster, 57, died Tuesday, Jan., 6, 1998, at UNC Hospitals.

She was the daughter of Mr. Thomas Russell and Mrs. Osea Walton Russell, both deceased.

Survivors include a daughter, Ms. Tammy Russell Williamson of Durham; three sons, Mr. Thomas Linster III of the home, Mr. Darryl D. Linster of Hillsborough and Mr. Jerome Linster of Durham; two sisters, Ms. Lillian Willis of San Bernardino, Calif., and Ms. Rena Jones of Pleasant Grove; two brothers, Mr. Thomas Russell of California and Mr. Joseph Rainey of Hillsborough; and four grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Mount Bright Baptist Church by the Rev. G.I. Allison, pastor. Burial will be in Hillsborough City Cemetery.

Chavis-Parker Funeral Home in Hillsborough is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

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Mr. Jack E. Steele Sr.

BURLINGTON - Mr. Jack Edwin Steele Sr., 88, died at 8:10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 1998, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after a critical illness of two weeks.

A native of Rock Hill, S.C., he was the husband of the late Mrs. Juanita Ephland Steele, and the son of Mr. William Thomas Steele Sr. and Mrs. Nancy Alice Hough Steele, both deceased. He was retired from Duke Power Company after 48 years of service. He was a charter member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Mr. Jack E. Steele Jr. of Columbia, S.C., and Mr. C. Thomas Steele Sr. of Burlington; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five sisters, Miss Marian Evelina Steele, Mrs. Della Estelle Steele Crenshaw, Mrs. Ethel Mae Steele Bailey, Mrs. Mary Jane Steele Shearin and Mrs. Eudora Vasti Steele White; and three brothers, Mr. William Thomas Steele Jr., Mr. John William Steele and Mr. Charles Herbert Steele.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul's United Methodist Church by the Rev. Skip Williams, pastor. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 609 Trail 2, Burlington, N.C. 27215.

Rich and Thompson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

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Mr. Sammie M. Stultz

ELON COLLEGE - Mr. Sammie Martin Stultz, 74, of 1824 Chandler St., died at 11:50 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after one month of failing health.

A native of Union County, S.C., he was the husband of Mrs. Faye Mullis Stultz, who survives, and the son of Mr. Clarence Stultz and Mrs. Elsie Revels Stultz. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a tailgunner in the B-29 that flew the first mission off Saipan in the Pacific Theater, later flying a total of 35 missions. He was retired from Western Electric Corp. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and was a Baptist.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include a son, Mr. Douglas Calvin Stultz of the home.

He was preceded in death by a son, Mr. S. Ronnie Stultz; one sister, Mrs. Mildred Lindsey; and one brother, Mr. Clarence J. Stultz.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington by the Rev. Randy Hobbs, pastor of New Hope Baptist Church. Burial will be in Alamance Memorial Park.

The family will be at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 6 to 8 thisÆMDSUØÆMDNMØ evening, and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, c/o N.C. Diabetes Association, 3109 Poplarwood Court, Suite 125, Raleigh, N.C. 27604-1043; to Ralph Scott Lifeservices Inc., 408 W. Trade St., Burlington, N.C. 27217; or to a charity of choice.
 
 

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Mr. Paul H. Stubbs

GRAHAM - Mr. Paul H. ``Blackie'' Stubbs, 69, of 1264-C Shoreline Trail, died at 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998, at his home after two years of failing health, five weeks critical.

A native of Robeson County, he was the husband of Mrs. Alice Crayton Stubbs, who survives, and the son of Mr. James Boyd Stubbs and Mrs. Dorothy Leach Stubbs Springer, both deceased. He was a retired truck driver. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, Elks Club and Christ Memorial Christian Church.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Brenda) Jewell of Beaufort, Mrs. Jonathan (Paula) Crowfoot of Burlington and Ms. Bonnie G. Stubbs of Clayton; a son, Mr. Tommy H. Stubbs of Graham; a sister, Mrs. Dottie Howe of Syracuse, N.Y.; a brother, Mr. James B. Stubbs of Burlington; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Graham by the Rev. C.J. Holt and the Rev. W.D. Allison.

The family will be at Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham 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. Maude Thompson

GRAHAM - Mrs. Maude Holt Thompson of 3922 Mt. Hermon-Rock Creek Road, died Friday afternoon, Jan. 9, 1998, at Alamance Health Care Center.

The family will be at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Sarah Phillips, 3908 Mt. Hermon-Rock Creek Road, Graham.

Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

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Mr. Thomas Riley Sr.

ALAMANCE - Mr. Thomas Franklin Riley Sr., 67, of 2947 Cabin Road, died at 5:25 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 1998, at Duke University Medical Center after three years of failing health.

A native of Wake County, he was the husband of Mrs. Jean Councilman Riley, who survives, and the son of Mr. James Franklin Riley and Mrs. Lila Coley Riley, both deceased. He was formerly employed by Associated Transport and was retired from Burlington Industries. He was a member of First Reformed United Church of Christ.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Zula) Hinshaw of Liberty; a son, Mr. Thomas Franklin Riley Jr. of Alamance; a sister, Mrs. Jim (Betsy) Fogleman of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Mr. Phillip Riley.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Reformed United Church of Christ by the Rev. Phillip Myers, pastor. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. Entombment will be in Alamance Memorial Park Mausoleum.

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 First Reformed United Church of Christ, Building Fund, 513 W. Front St., Burlington, N.C. 27215.
 
 

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Mrs. Annie Williams

MAYODAN - Mrs. Annie Mills Williams, 89, of Mount Villa Apartments, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998, at Morehead Hospital.

A native of Henry County, Va., she was retired from Washington Mills. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Mayodan for 50 years.

Survivors include a son, Mr. Charles W. Williams of Madison; a daughter, Ms. Sondra W. Carter of Burlington; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church of Mayodan. Burial will be in Mayodan Municipal Cemetery.

The family will be at Colonial Funeral Home from 7 to 9 this evening, and at other times at the home of Mr. Marty Williams and Mrs. Julie Williams, 208 W. Hunter St., Madison.
 
 

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Mr. Luther T. Wiley

MEBANE - Mr. Luther Thaddeus Wiley of 708 N. Carr St., died Wednesday, Jan., 7, 1998, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill after several years of failing health.

A native of Orange County, he was the husband of Mrs. Norma Jean Edwards Wiley, who survives. He was employed with Erwin Mills for many years. He was a member of Lattisville Grove Baptist Church in Hurdle Mills.

Survivors other than his wife include four sons, Mr. Thaddeus Wiley Jr. of Waldorf, Md., Mr. Terry Wiley, Mr. Ronald Wiley and Mr. Randy Wiley, all of Durham; three daughters, Ms. Phyllis Wiley, Ms. Sharon Wiley and Ms. Angela W. Pettiford, all of Durham; five sisters, Mrs. Jennie Bee Crawford and Mrs. Bessie Haith, both of Burlington, Mrs. Nancy Day of Hillsborough, Mrs. Patty Faulkner of Leasburg and Mrs. Callie Mae Snipes of Mebane; four brothers, Mr. James Wiley of Mebane, Mr. William Wiley of Roxboro, Mr. Ollie Wiley Jr. and Mr. Robert Wiley, both of Burlington; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Lattisville Grove Baptist Church by Bishop Bennie Griffin. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will be at Holloway Funeral Home in Durham from 7 to 8:30 this evening.
 
 

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Mr. Edgar W. Taylor

GRAHAM - Mr. Edgar Warren Taylor, 78, of 505 Washington St., died Friday, Jan. 9, 1998, at his home after four years of failing health.

A native of Randolph County, he was the husband of Mrs. Ava Faulkner Taylor, who survives, and the son of Mr. Henry J. Taylor and Mrs. Luna Hassel Massey, both deceased. He was a retired automobile body repairman and was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include three sons, Mr. Melvin Taylor of Snow Camp, Mr. Jerry Taylor of Virginia Beach, Va., and Mr. Billy Taylor of Norfolk, Va.; three daughters, Mrs. Sylvia Price of Columbia, S.C., Mrs. Jennifer Moore of Elgin, S.C., and Mrs. Jenny Gail Carson of Lawrenceville, Ga.; two brothers, the Rev. Dallas Taylor of Burlington and Mr. James Henry Taylor of Atlanta; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Lee Groce of Graham, Mrs. Eula Clayton of Glen Raven and Mrs. Louise Burgess of Mebane; 18 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Graham by the Rev. Dallas Taylor and the Rev. Norman Fargis. Burial will be in McCray Primitive Baptist Church cemetery.

The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 7 to 8:30 this evening, and at other times at the home.
 
 

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Mr. Francis Sprehe

CARY - Mr. Francis Louis Sprehe, 90, of Clare Bridge Retirement Home, died at 11:40 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998, at his home.

Smith and Kernke Funeral Home in Oklahoma City is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.

McClure Funeral Service in Graham provided information.
 
 

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Mr. Willie McCann Sr.

BURLINGTON - Mr. Willie James McCann Sr., 90, of 327 Thompson St., died at 1:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 1998, at Alamance Health Care Center.

A native of Caswell County, he was the husband of Mrs. Alma Harris McCann, who died in 1995, and the son of Mr. William McCann and Mrs. Betty Nichols McCann, both deceased. He was retired from Railway Express and was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Charlie A. (Helen) Wright of Burlington; five sons, Mr. James W. McCann of Yadkinville, Mr. Thomas F. McCann of Graham, Mr. Willie J. McCann Jr. of Burlington, Mr. Harris G. McCann of Centerville, Utah, and Mr. Gary W. McCann of Bloomington, Ind.; a sister, Mrs. Foy Terry of Danville, Va.; 16 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

McClure Funeral Home in Burlington is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
 
 

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Mr. Wayne Davis

BURLINGTON - Mr. Wayne Davis of 2008 S. Mebane St., Apt. 733-A, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, at McGuire Medical Center in Richmond, Va.

A native of Douglas, Ga., he was the husband of Mrs. Wadelean Pace Davis, who survives, and the son of Mr. David Davis and Mrs. Carrie Wilder Davis, both deceased. He was an ROTC Instructor and was a member of Elon First Baptist Church.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include a son, Mr. Reginal Cedric Davis of Burlington; four brothers, Mr. David Davis Jr., Mr. Jessie A. Moore and Mr. Freddie Davis, all of Douglas, and Mr. William Davis of Seattle; seven sisters, Mrs. Queen Collins and Mrs. Carrie Bennett of Claremont, Fla., Mrs. Mabel Bass of Jacksonville, Fla., Mrs. Lula Carson of West Palm Beach, Fla., Mrs. Sarah Young of Douglas, Mrs. Bessie Brown and Ms. Shirley McKissic, both of Decatur, Ga.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at Elon First Baptist Church by the Rev. Clarence Wall, pastor. Burial will be in Douglas.

The family will be at the home.

Information furnished by Sharpe Funeral Home.
 
 

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Mrs. Caroline Blackwell

ELON COLLEGE - Mrs. Caroline Williamson Blackwell of 2834 Springfield Drive, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

A native of Rockingham County, she was the daughter of Mr. Clinton Williamson and Mrs. Annie Herbin Williamson, both deceased. She was a homemaker and a member of St. John's AME Church, a member of the missionary society, a mother of the church, a stewardess of the church and a class leader.

Survivors include two sons, Mr. Robert Lee Blackwell of Asheboro and Mr. Guy Lacy Blackwell of Elon College; two daughters, Mrs. Loney Blackwell McAdams of Burlington and Mrs. Eugenia B. Crisp of Mebane; one sister, Mrs. Mary Smith of Whitsett; 21 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at St. John's AME Church by the Rev. George Cheek, pastor. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will be at Sharpe Memorial Chapel from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and at other times at the home.
 
 

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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 the husband of Mrs. Eri McKinney Smith who survives. He was retired from Copland Fabrics and was a retired farmer. He was a Baptist.

Survivors other than his wife of the home 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. today at Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church cemetery.

The family will be at the home.

Wilkerson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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