Miscellaneous Alamance County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Mr. Gerald R. Rudell

STONEY CREEK - Mr. Gerald R. ``Jerry' Rudell, 69, of 945 Wyckshire Court, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro after a short illness.

A native of Montgomery County, Pa., he was the husband of Mrs. Ruth Sides Rudell, and the son of the late Mrs. Hazel Irene Duck. A graduate of Penn State University, he was a U.S. Army Special Forces Veteran and was a sales engineer with Rockwell-Reliance Corp. He was a Kanawha County Park Commissioner in Charleston, W.Va. He was a member of Edgewood Country Club in Charleston and Stoney Creek Country Club. He attended St. Mark's Reformed Church and was a former member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include a daughter, Mrs. Kristine Blair of Charleston, a son, Mr. Roger Rudell of Columbia, S.C.; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Sarah Galvin of San Antonio and Mrs. Lisa Adams of Union Cross; a half sister, Mrs. Betty McGinnis of Leechburg, Pa.; three grandchildren; and six stepgrandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mark's Reformed Church by the Rev. Robert M. Disher, pastor.

The family will be at Lowe Funeral Home from 7 to 9 Monday evening, and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to St. Mark's Reformed Church, 1230 St. Marks Church Road, Burlington, N.C. 27215.
 
 

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Mr. Homer Dowd Sr.

BURLINGTON - Mr. Homer C. Dowd Sr., 70, of 320 Stokes St., died at 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at his home after a sudden illness.

A native of Chatham County, he was the husband of Mrs. Eunice Vestal Dowd, who survives, and the son of Mr. Ben Dowd and Mrs. Catherine McDaniel Dowd, both deceased. He was a textile fixer and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include a son, Mr. H.C. Dowd Jr. of Burlington; four sisters, Mrs. Helen Smith and Mrs. Geneva Holt, both of Burlington, Mrs. Evie Smith of Gibsonville and Mrs. Lorena Woble of Greensboro; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at McClure Funeral Home Chapel of Burlington by Dr. Tommy Richardson. Burial will be in Alamance Memorial Park.

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

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Mr. Wilson A. McBane

GREENSBORO - Mr. Wilson Anderson McBane, 90, formerly of 723 S. Elam Ave., died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at Friends Homes at Guilford, where he had been a resident since 1994.

A native of Alamance County, he was the husband for 55 years of Mrs. Mary Dixon McBane, who died in 1991, and the son of Mr. Anderson Scott McBane and Mrs. Arka Wilson McBane. He moved to Greensboro in 1927. He was a member of First Friends Meeting and was a member of Odd Fellows Lodge for 65 years. He was a retired chief electrician for the Vicks Chemical Corp.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Fred (Jean M.) Small of Greensboro.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at New Garden Friends Cemetery.

A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Jan. 25 at First Friends Meeting.

The family will be at Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home from 7 to 9 Monday evening.

Memorials may be made to First Friends Meeting, 2100 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 27403; or to Friends Homes at Guilford, 925 New Garden Road, Greensboro, N.C. 27410.
 
 

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Mr. Steven Troutman

GIBSONVILLE - Mr. Steven Wayne Troutman, 45, of 309 Owen St., died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at Terry's Home Care of Yanceyville.

A native of Alamance County, he was the son of Mr. Fred M. Troutman and Mrs. Joyce Dalton Troutman, who survive. He was a member of Whitsett Baptist Church.

Survivors other than his parents of the home include a daughter, Ms. Sharon Parker of Burlington; two sons, Mr. Todd Troutman of Charlotte and Mr. Steven Parker of Burlington; two sisters, Ms. Gail Hicks and Ms. Shirley Jones, both of Gibsonville; two brothers, Mr. Michael Troutman and Mr. Roger Troutman, both of Gibsonville; and one grandchild.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Gibsonville City Cemetery.

The family will be at the home.
 
 

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Mr. Joseph Brzezinski

GREENSBORO - Mr. Joseph Philip Brzezinski, 70, of 5610 Fleming Terrace Road, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998, at Wesley Long Hospital.

Born Jan. 19, 1927, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the husband of Mrs. Angela Brzezinski, who survives, and the son of Mr. Joseph Brzezinski and Mrs. Catherine Brzezinski. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was retired from AT&T after 30 years of service.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include two sons, Mr. Joseph Brzezinski Jr. of Chapel Hill and Haw River, Mr. Michael Brzezinski of Raleigh; three daughters, Mrs. Peter (Elizabeth) Whitcomb of Brookline, Mass., Major Kenneth (Diane) Reese of Vienna, Va., and the U.S. Air Force, and Mrs. James (Mary) Edmonds of Hickory; a sister, Ms. Blanche Geise of Lakeland, Fla.; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Ms. Catherine Brzezinski.

A Mass of Christian burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church by the Rev. Jim O'Neill. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

The family will be at Forbis and Dick Funeral Home, Guilford College Chapel, from 6 to 9 this evening, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
 
 

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Mrs. Debora Torain

GRAHAM - Mrs. Debora Sue Moore Torain of Lot 36, Jennifer Drive, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998, at her home.

A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of Mr. Willie Torain, who survives, and the daughter of Mr. Richard Moore, who survives, and the late Mrs. Kathleen Staufield Dodd. She was a food preparer at Quincy's Steakhouse.

Survivors other than her husband and father, both of Burlington, include her stepfather, Mr. Roy Jerome Dodd of Graham; and six sisters, Mrs. Earline Robinson, Mrs. Sylvia Moore Pinnix, Mrs. Angela Moore Graves, Miss Kathy Ann Moore, Miss Hope Marie Moore and Miss Felicia Dodd, all of Burlington.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Sharpe Memorial Chapel by the Rev. George Cheek, pastor of St. John AME Church in Gibsonville. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery.

The body may be viewed after 3 p.m. today at Sharpe Funeral Home.

The family will be at the home of a sister, Mrs. Sylvia Moore Pinnix, 1413 N. Park Ave., Burlington.
 
 

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Mrs. Helen B. Ward

HILLSBOROUGH - Mrs. Helen ``Granny'' Byrd Ward, 84, of 4118 Walnut Grove Church Road, died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at her home.

A native of Orange County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Allen E. Ward. She was a lifelong member of Mount Zion Christian Church.

Survivors include five daughters, Ms. Helen Johnstone of Mocksville, Ms. Janice Ward of Hillsborough, Ms. Hazel Reavis of Cary, Ms. Judy Parker of Snow Camp and Ms. Anne Goldman of New Bern; three sons, Mr. Joe Ward, Mr. Willard Ward and Mr. Sam Ward, all of Hillsborough; two brothers, Mr. Coy Byrd and Mr. Ira Byrd, both of Mebane; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Walker's Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Larry Broadright. Burial will be in Mount Zion Christian Church cemetery.

The family will be at Walker's Funeral Home from 6 to 8 this evening, and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Lineberger Cancer Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Box 7295, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599-7295; or to the Orange County Rescue Squad.
 
 

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Dr. Robert M. Kimball

BURLINGTON - Dr. Robert Morris Kimball, 84, died at 4:55 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at Alamance Regional Medical Center.

Born April 21, 1913, in Manson, he was the husband for 57 years of Mrs. Mary Cooke Kimball, who survives, and the son of Mr. Jacob Kimball and Mrs. Ruth Hayden Morris Kimball, both deceased. He was a 1934 graduate of Elon College and a 1937 graduate of Yale Divinity School. He was ordained as a minister in the United Church of Christ in 1937 and served as a chaplain in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He received an honorary doctor of divinity degree from Elon College in 1963. He served churches in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia and Ohio, and from 1959 to 1972 he was the minister of First Christian Church in Burlington. Before his retirement in 1983, he was pastor of Happy Home United Church of Christ in Ruffin and Hebron United Church of Christ in Winston-Salem. He was a member of St. Mark's Reformed Church for the past eight years.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Mr. Robert David Kimball of Chapel Hill and Mr. Richard Allen Kimball of Whiteville; a daughter, Ms. Sue Kimball Boone of Gibsonia, Pa.; two sisters, Ms. Ruth Kimball Milling of Burlington and Ms. Alma Kimball Mayfield of Norlina; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Ms. Lillie Kimball Tanner, and a brother, Mr. Jacob Allen Kimball Jr.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mark's Reformed Church by the Rev. Bob Disher Jr., the Rev. Ron Price, and the Rev. Scott Woody, pastors. Burial will be in Mount Auburn United Church of Christ cemetery in Manson at 2:30 p.m. Monday.

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 St. Mark's Reformed Church, 1230 St. Marks Church Road, Burlington, N.C. 27215; or to Mount Auburn United Church of Christ, Manson, N.C. 27553; or Elon College, c/o Memorial Contributions, P.O. Box 398, Elon College, N.C. 27244.
 
 

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Mrs. Dorothy K. Most

BURLINGTON - Mrs. Dorothy Ruth Buck Kyte Most, 80, of The Oaks, died at 6:32 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at Alamance Health Care Center.

Funeral services will be held in Dundalk, Md.

Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington is in charge of local arrangements. Duda-Ruck Funeral Home in Dundalk, Md., is in charge of service arrangements.
 
 

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Mr. Clyde W. Miles

BURLINGTON - Mr. Clyde Walters Miles, 79, of Alamance Health Care Center, formerly of South Mebane Street, died at 2:25 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after three years of failing health, two weeks critical.

A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of the late Mrs. Hazel Hilliard Miles, and the son of Mr. Oakus Edgar Miles and Mrs. Pearl Nicks Miles, both deceased. He was retired from the city of Graham and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. John's New Mission United Church of Christ.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Faye Miles Spoon of Gibsonville; five sisters, Mrs. Mary Miles Gunn, Mrs. Berta Miles Rice, Mrs. Erma Miles Pearson, and Mrs. Margie Miles Briggs, all of Burlington, and Mrs. Doris Miles Mann of Graham; four brothers, Mr. Oscar Miles, Mr. Maynard Miles and Mr. William Miles, all of Burlington, and Mr. James Alvin Miles of Elon College; and a grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Mr. R. Graham Miles; and a sister, Mrs. Nellie Miles Wilson.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington by the Rev. Robert M. ``Bob'' Disher Jr., pastor of St. Mark's Reformed Church, and Dr. Garry Baldwin, pastor of Brookwood Baptist Church. Burial will be in Alamance Memorial Park.

The family will be at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 5 to 7 Monday afternoon, and at other times at the home of the daughter, 807 Driftwood Drive, Gibsonville.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, North Central Area, 3409-D W. Wendover Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 27407.


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