Miscellaneous Alamance County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Mr. Parker Wood

MEBANE _ Mr. Parker Wood, 74, of 821 S. Eighth St., died at 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after an illness of one year.

A native of Alamance County, the was the husband of Mrs. Sadie Lee Rainey Wood, who survives, and the son of Mr. Willie Craven Wood and Mrs. Josephine Herron Wood, both deceased. He was a truck driver for 25 years before retiring from Associated Transport Company. He attended Alexander Wilson School and was the chaplain of the Teamsters union. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Mebane, where he was a Sunday school teacher, served for 10 years as Sunday school superintendent, was a member of the Baptist Men's Group, served on the Board of Deacons, was an honorary life deacon and was chairman of the funeral ushers.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include two daughters, Mrs. Clark ``Wanda'' Newlin of Mebane and Mrs. Peggy Wood Timko of Severna Park, Md.; a son, Mr. Larry Wood Sr. of Mebane; three sisters, Mrs. Dolly Isley, Mrs. Edna Holt and Mrs. Louise Brown, all of Graham; a brother, Mr. L.C. Wood of Burlington; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Thelma Kimball, and a brother, Mr. W.J. Wood.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Mebane by Dr. Terry Farmer, pastor; Dr. Charles Lemley, pastor emeritus; the Rev. Charles Fleshman, associate pastor; and the Rev. Marvin Simpson, senior adult minister. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Mebane from 6:30 to 8:30 this evening, and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 301 S. Third St., Mebane, N.C. 27302; or to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, P.O. Box 2122, Burlington, N.C. 27216-2122.
 
 

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Mrs. Virginia Taylor

MEBANE - Mrs. Virginia Kinney Taylor, 86, died Monday, Dec. 29, 1997, at Rehabilitation Health Center in Graham.

A native of Brownsville, Tenn., she was the wife of the late Mr. Charles Kennon Taylor, and the daughter of Mr. James H. Kinney and Mrs. Mary Tom Kinney, both deceased. She was a member of Calvary Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn., for 50 years.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Lynn Bourne of New Port; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service was conducted in Nashville.

Walker's Funeral Home in Mebane was in charge of arrangements.

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

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Mrs. Nina C. Allen

MEBANE - Mrs. Nina Compton Allen, 87, formerly of 401 Circle Drive, died at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at the Presbyterian Home of Hawfields, after several years of failing health, one week critical.

A native of New Hanover County, she was the wife of the late Mr. William Monroe Allen, and the daughter of Mr. Thomas Allen Compton and Mrs. Jessie Branson Compton, both deceased. She was a retired teacher, having taught elementary school in many areas of the state. She was headmistress of Burlington Day School for many years and was retired from Durham Academy, where she taught special reading classes. She was a member of Mebane Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Mr. James Allen Compton, Mr. Bluford Cooper Compton, Mr. Thomas Henry Compton and Mr. William Branson Compton.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Graham by the Rev. Wyatt Aiken, pastor of Mebane Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Eno Presbyterian Church cemetery in Hillsborough.

The family will be at the funeral home one hour before the service, and at other times at the home of a sister-in-law, Mrs. Sara Rogers Compton, 1232 Rogers Road, Graham.

Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.
 
 

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Mr. William Childress Sr.

GIBSONVILLE - Mr. William Broughton ``Brodie'' Childress Sr., 59, of 203 Minneola St., died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at Alamance Regional Medical Center, after 20 years of failing health.

A native of Alamance County, he was the son of Mr. William Harris Childress and Mrs. Mary Lou Dessie York Childress, both deceased. He was a member of Landmark Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Robin Childress Parker of Mebane, Mrs. Mary Childress Wilson of Elon College, and Mrs. Wanda Childress Simpson of the home; two sons, Mr. William Broughton Childress Jr. of Haw River and Mr. William Brodie Childress of Graham; a sister, Mrs. Ruby Childress Hawkins of Asheboro; a brother, Mr. Larry Wayne Childress of Saxapahaw; and 11 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Mr. Billy Childress.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Graham Open Faith Holiness Church by the Rev. Mike Hurt, pastor. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. Burial will be in Moore's Chapel cemetery.

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 Graham Open Faith Holiness Church, 207 River St. Graham, N.C. 27253.
 
 

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Mrs. Margie Brannock

BURLINGTON - Mrs. Margie Dollard Brannock, 94, of Pine Haven Convalescent Center in Henderson, died at 1:45 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at her home.

Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
 
 

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Mrs. Elizabeth Elder

BURLINGTON - Mrs. Elizabeth Cheek Elder of 1007 W. Davis St., died at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill after a short illness.

A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late Mr. W. Clifton Elder, and the daughter of Mr. Edward Plummer Cheek and Mrs. Sallie Albright Cheek, both deceased. She was a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She and her husband founded Elder Hosiery and Elizabeth-Meade Hosiery Mill and she was a retired hosiery executive. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Burlington.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Thomas J. (Sandra) Harper of Burlington, Mrs. Holmes (Gail) E. Harden of New Canaan, Conn., and Mrs. Frank R. (Cliffie) Warder of Columbia, S.C.; a son, Mr. James Crawford Cheek of Visalia, Calif; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church of Burlington by Dr. Charles Williams, pastor. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.

The family will be at the home from 7 to 9 Wednesday evening. The body will be placed in the home for the visitation.

Memorials may be made to the W. Clifton Elder Scholarship Fund, Elon College, N.C. 27244.
 
 

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Mrs. Lillian Crowder

MEBANE - Mrs. Lillian Opal Reeves Crowder, 91, of 235 Gibson Road, died at 3:23 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at Alamance Regional Medical Center.

A native of Rush, Ky., she was the wife of the late Mr. Ira Abel Crowder, and the daughter of Mr. Brack Pollard Reeves and Mrs. Marian ``Mammie'' Banfield Reeves. She was a former nurse in Logan, W.Va. She was a teacher at Chapmanville School in Chapmanville, W.Va., and later taught at Altamahaw-Ossipee Elementary School in Elon College. She was a Seventh-Day Adventist.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Dreama) Stout of Mebane; and a grandchild.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ms. Iva Reeves and Ms. Evelyn Reeves; and two brothers, Mr. Jarrell C. Reeves and Mr. Royzell Reeves.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Pecks Mill, W.Va., by the Rev. David Jackson, pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Graham.

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

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Mr. James R. King

BURLINGTON - Mr. James Ronald King, 57, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at his home.

A native of Pennsylvania, he was the husband of Mrs. Carol Barr King, who survives, and the son of Mrs. Mary Louise Finch King, who survives, and the late Mr. Cecil King. He was retired after 25 years with Xerox Corp. He served in the U.S. Air Force and attended Elon College Community Church.

Survivors other than his wife of the home and mother of Clifton Springs, N.Y., include a son, Mr. Ronald Cunningham of Canandaigua, N.Y.; and three sisters, Mrs. June Burkett and Mrs. Jorene Declerck, both of Clifton Springs, and Mrs. Joyce Horton of Newark, N.Y.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Patrick Funeral Home in Clifton Springs. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Clifton Springs.

The family will be at Patrick Funeral Home from 2 to 4 Wednesday afternoon and from 7 to 9 Wednesday evening.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, c // o Beth Wilkins, 673 Cable Road, Elon College, N.C. 27244.

Lowe Funeral Home provided local information.
 
 

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Mr. John C. Henley

SNOW CAMP - Mr. John C. Henley, 69, of 8809 Snow Camp Road., died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at his home.

A native of Pilot Mountain, he was the son of Mr. James T. Henley and Mrs. Flora Stout Henley, both deceased. He was retired from Chatham Novelties of Siler City and was a member of Cane Creek Friends Meeting.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cane Creek Friends Cemetery by the Rev. Dale Matthews.

He is survived by cousins.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Mr. James Henley and Mr. William Henley; and one sister, Ms. Annie W. Henley.

The family will be at Smith and Buckner Funeral Home in Siler City from 6 to 8 this evening.
 
 

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Mrs. Judith Williamson

BURLINGTON - Mrs. Judith Warren Williamson, 56, of 414 Bland Blvd, died at 12:28 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at Alamance Regional Medical Center.

Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
 
 

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Mr. Govenor Moretz Jr.

MEBANE - Mr. Govenor Vance Moretz Jr., 61, of 120 Gibson Road, died at 12:50 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at Hospice Home of Alamance-Caswell in Burlington after a short illness.

Born March 7, 1936, in Wythe County, Va., he was the son of Mr. Govenor Vance Moretz Sr. and Mrs. Lucy Hartzog Moretz, both deceased. He was a long-time employee of Lowe's Home Improvement Store in Burlington and attended Tabernacle Baptist Church in Graham.

Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Ida Bristow of Southern Pines, Mrs. Gladys Wiseman of Galax, Va., and Mrs. Linda Faye Isley of Mebane; and a brother, Mr. Charles M. Moretz of Mebane.

The funeral will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Graham by the Rev. Norman Fargis, pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church. A graveside service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery in Mebane.

The family will be at the funeral home following the funeral.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Home, 918 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, N.C. 27215.
 
 

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Mr. Melvin Smith

MEBANE - Mr. Melvin Smith, 65, of 1863 Turner Road, Lot 28, died at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at his home.

A native of Mebane, he was the husband of Mrs. Patricia Standridge Smith, who survives, and the son of Mrs. Mattie Kirk Smith, who survives, and the late Mr. Gilbert M. Smith. He was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran and was the manager of Amsco Inc. of Mebane. He was a Baptist.

Survivors other than his wife of the home and mother of Mebane include two daughters, Mrs. Donna Worrell of Wilmington and Ms. Tammy Smith of Lompoc, Calif; three sons, Mr. Melvin Smith Jr. of Twenty Nine Palms, Calif., Mr. Stephen Smith of Virginia and Mr. Ricky Smith of Lompoc; two stepsons, Mr. Michael Roach and Mr. Sammy Roach, both of Burlington; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Alice Bradshaw of Florida, Mrs. Shirley S. Shambley of Efland, Mrs. Anette S. Stone of Chapel Hill and Mrs. Jeanette S. Smith of Mebane; four brothers, Mr. Gilbert M. Smith Jr. and Mr. Gerald D. Smith, both of Mebane, Mr. George E. Smith and Mr. L. Darwin Smith, both of Burlington; six grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday at McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Graham. Burial will be in Graham Memorial Park.

The family will be at the funeral home from 6 to 8 Wednesday evening.


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