Miscellaneous Alamance County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Mrs. Judy Williamson

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

A native of Forsyth County, she was the wife of Mr. Willie Williamson, who survives, and the daughter of Mr. Allen M. Warren and Mrs. Nell Wilkerson Warren, both deceased. She was a licensed massage therapist and was the owner and operator of Center for Massage Therapy.

Survivors other than her husband of the home include a son, Mr. Lloyd Millikan Jr. of Snow Camp; a sister, Mrs. Carolyn Fulper of Lexington; and a grandchild.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington by the Rev. Charlie May, Dr. Lacy G. Hall, Ms. Nancy Hemrick and Major Terry Edwards.

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 the Humane Society of Alamance Inc., 709 Sideview St., Graham, N.C. 27253; or to Dana Sims // Kindred Spirits, Wildlife Rehabilitator, P.O. Box 1222, Graham, N.C. 27253.
 
 

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Mr. L.P. Best Jr.

MEBANE - Mr. L.P. Best Jr., 87, of 4672 Forest Lake Drive, died Monday evening, Jan. 20, 1998, at his home.

A native of Warsaw, N.C., he was the husband of the late Mrs. Evelyn Cooper Best, and the son of Mr. Lucius Pender Best Sr. and Mrs. Huldah Harrison Walston Best, both deceased. He was active in the Mebane United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the official board. He was founder and owner of Craftique, chairman of the board of Kingsdown and served on the board of Central Carolina Bank. He was former mayor of Mebane, chairman of the Alamance County Democratic Party and of the Alamance County Commissioners. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He attended Woodberry Forest School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.

Survivors include nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Ms. Gayle Cooper Best.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mebane United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

The family will be at Walker's Funeral Home in Mebane from 6 to 7:30 this evening.

Memorials may be made to the Good Samaritan Fund of Mebane United Methodist Church, 200 S. Fourth St., Mebane, N.C. 27302.
 
 

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Mr. George Courtney Jr.

BURLINGTON - Mr. George Clarence Courtney Jr., 83, of 1607 Wycliff Court, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998.

Born March 31, 1914, in Lenoir, he was the husband of Mrs. Cecelia Todd Courtney, who survives, and the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Clarence Courtney Sr., both deceased. He was a 1937 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He retired after 33 years with Burlington Industries in the personnel and insurance departments. He was a member of West Market Street United Methodist Church, where he was an honorary life member of the administrative board, an choir member for 25 years and served as the financial secretary of the Sunday school department for 10 years. He was an associate member of the First United Methodist Church of Elon College. He was an volunteer for the bloodmobile, Mobile Meals and Volunteer Action Center.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include two daughters, Ms. Ann Courtney of Anchorage, Alaska, and Ms. Katherine Courtney of Arlington, Va.; and one grandchild.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at West Market Street United Methodist Church.

The family will be in the bride's parlor after the service.

Memorials may be made to West Market Street United Methodist Church, 302 W. Market St., Greensboro, N.C. 27401; or to First United Methodist Church of Elon College, 1630 Westbrook Ave., Burlington, N.C. 27244.

Forbis and Dick North Elm Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

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Mr. McBride Albright

BURLINGTON - Mr. McBride A. ``Mac'' Albright, 65, of 2328 La Vista Drive, died at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at his home after an illness of six months.

A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Mrs. Linda Stanley Albright, who survives, and the son of Mr. McBride Holt Albright and Mrs. Isla Whitesell Berrong, both deceased. He was a retired self-employed carpenter and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Providence United Church of Christ, where he was president of the Church Men's Fellowship and was a former trustee.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include a daughter, Mrs. Robin A. Rivers of Haw River; a son, Mr. Eric Lyle Albright of Graham; two half brothers, Mr. Joe Max Albright and Mr. John Scott Albright, of Tampa, Fla.; and three grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Providence United Church of Christ by the Rev. Darryl Peebles. Burial will be in Graham Memorial Park.

The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 this evening.

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

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Mrs. Haruko Wilkerson

GRAHAM - Mrs. Haruko Yamada Wilkerson, 69, of 613 Keck Road, died at 3:20 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at the Hospice Home of Burlington after three months of failing health, one month critical.

A native of Okinawa, Japan, she was the daughter of the late Mr. Kamado Yamada and Mrs. Matu Tomi Yamada. She was employed with Sue Lynn Hosiery and was a member of Haw River Christian Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Ms. Kathy W. Carey of Graham and Miss Yuriko Yamada of Okinawa; four sons, Mr. Donald Ray Wilkerson Jr. of Franklinton, Mr. Bobby Wilkerson of Haw River, Mr. Yoshinori Tome of Okinawa and Mr. Katuji Yamada of Tokoyo; one sister, Mrs. Humiko Shiromo of Okinawa; one brother, Mr. Gisei Yamada of Okinawa; and 10 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Mr. Mikel Wilkerson.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Haw River Christian Church by the Rev. James L. Rosser, pastor. Burial will be in Graham Memorial Park.

The family will be at the home of a daughter, Ms. Kathy W. Carey of 1777 Payne Road, Graham.

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

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Mrs. Margie Brannock

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

A native of Clarendon County, S.C., she was the wife of the late Mr. Carl Lee Brannock, and the daughter of Mr. Joseph Rutledge Dollard and Mrs. Mamie Jayroe Dollard, both deceased. She was a retired food supervisor at Alamance County Hospital. She was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Birdie Thompson Sunday School Class and the 39 & Holding Club.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Sue B. Faulkner of the home; a son, Mr. James Lee Brannock of Keewanee, Ill.; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Sally Howerton.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington by Dr. James Donald Phillips, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Henderson, and the Rev. James Hobbs, pastor of Emmanuel United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Alamance Memorial Park.

The family will be at Rich and Thompson Mortuary one hour before the service.

Memorials may be made to Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 2331 La Vista Drive, Burlington, N.C. 27215.
 
 

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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 Mrs. Mary Lou Dessie York Childress, who survives, and the late Mr. William Harris Childress. He was a member of Landmark Baptist Church.

Survivors other than his mother of Saxapahaw 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 Hopkins 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. today 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 the home.

Memorials may be made to Graham Open Faith Holiness Church, 207 River St. Graham, N.C. 27253.
 
 

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Mrs. Margaret Pritchard

SILER CITY - Mrs. Margaret Faye Pritchard, 83, of 315 E. Seventh St., died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at Chatham Hospital.

A native of Alexander County, she was the wife of Mr. William Hugh ``Bill'' Pritchard, who died Oct. 31, 1997. She was retired from A.J. Schneierson & Co. She was a member of Oakley Baptist Church, where she was organist, pianist and choir member.

Survivors include three sons, Mr. Jack C. Pritchard of Pasadena, Md., Mr. Guy W. Pritchard of Siler City and Mr. Michael H. Pritchard of Tampa, Fla; five daughters, Ms. Nancy P. Wilson, Mrs. Marie P. Marsh, Ms. Judy P. Marsh, Ms. Ellen P. Holder and Ms. Vicky P. Justice, all of Siler City; 19 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday at Oakley Baptist Church by the Rev. Tim Howell and the Rev. Tommy Harrold. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will be at Smith and Buckner Funeral Home from 7 to 9 this evening, and at other times at the home of Mr. Dalton Marsh and Mrs. Marie Marsh, 164 Roland Marsh Road, Siler City.

Memorials may be made to Oakley Baptist Church Music Fund, 2300 Siler City-Glendon Road, Siler City, N.C. 27344.
 
 

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Mr. Dan Q. Jackson

GREENSBORO - Mr. Dan Q. Jackson, 85, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998.

He was born Nov. 5, 1912, in Kinston. He was the husband of Mrs. Gerry Jackson, who survives, and the son of Mr. Jacob Jackson and Mrs. Ada Jackson, both deceased. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the Air Force. He pioneered development and manufacture of parts for the aerospace industry, including the KC fitting.

Survivors other than his wife include one son, Mr. Stephen A. Jackson of Greensboro; four daughters, Ms. Kay Newman of Greensboro, Ms. Jean C. Keating of Climax, Ms. Diane E. Jackson of Atlanta and Ms. Leah R. Jackson of Greensboro; and six grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Hanes-Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel.

The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 9 Thursday evening.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 27405.
 
 

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Mr. Joseph R. Jeffries

BURLINGTON - Mr. Joseph Rodney Jeffries of 480 Ray St., died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at his home.

Sharpe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
 
 

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Mrs. Carrie H. Stokes

YANCEYVILLE - Mrs. Carrie Hodnett Stokes, 91, of 3911 N.C. 158 West, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at her home.

Born June 17, 1906, in Caswell County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Buloh Stokes, and the daughter of Mr. Johnny Hodnett and Mrs. Anna Graves Hodnett, both deceased. She was a member of Sassafras Grove Baptist Church, and a homemaker.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Earlene S. Jones and Mrs. Lucy S. Turner Long, both of Danville, Va., Mrs. Beatrice Stokes Slade of Norwalk, Conn., and Mrs. Mary S. Turner of Yanceyville; three brothers, Mr. Matthew Williams of Yanceyville, Mr. Charlie Hodnett and Mr. Walter Hodnett, both of Danville; and 49 grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Sassafras Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. Carl Bigelow. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The body may be viewed this evening from 2 to 8 at Fulton Funeral Home.

The family will be at the home.
 
 

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Mrs. Beatrice S. Slade

YANCEYVILLE - Mrs. Beatrice Stokes Slade, 74, of 3911 N.C. 158 West, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, in Norwalk, Conn.

Born June 1, 1923, in Caswell County, she was the wife of the late Mr. James Robert Slade, and the daughter of Mr. Robert Buloh Stokes and Mrs. Carrie Hodnett Stokes, both deceased. She was a member of Sassafras Grove Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Carrie S. Clark and Ms. Willie Mae Slade, both of Norwalk; one son, Mr. James R. Slade Jr. of Yanceyville; three sisters, Mrs. Earlene S. Jones and Mrs. Lucy Turner Long, both of Danville, Va., and Mrs. Mary S. Turner of Yanceyville; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Sassafras Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. Carl Bigelow. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The body may be viewed this evening from 2 to 8 at Fulton Funeral Home.

The family will be at the home.


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