Miscellaneous Alamance County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Mr. Paul O. Nix

BURLINGTON - Mr. Paul Oliver Nix, 77, of 445 N.C. 87 North, died at 9:35 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at his home after one year of failing health, one week critical.

[ih6.6,,,13]#A native of Young County, Texas, was the husband of Mrs. Amy Locke Nix, who survives, and the son of Mr. Zacheus Lafayette Nix and Mrs. Susan Annie Pharris Nix, both deceased. He was a graduate of Conroe High School in Conroe, Texas, and the Casey Jones School of Aeronautics in Newark, N.J.

He was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II, serving in the 58th Pursuit Squadron, 33rd Pursuit Group, which was the Joker Squadron in North Africa, in Europe with the 366th Fighter Group and was in six major battles. He was retired after 35 years of service at Western Electric Company. He was a member of Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 11175 of Elon College and American Legion Post No. 63. He was a member of Telephone Pioneers and the Communication Workers of America.

He was a former member of the Western High School Boosters Club and was a former photographer for the Western High School sports teams. He was a member of the Senior Democrats of Alamance County. He was retired after 32 years of service with the Elon College Volunteer Fire Department and served on the Board of Directors. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Elon College and the Solid Rock Sunday school class.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include a daughter, Mrs. Sidney (Mary Anne) Johnson of Burlington; a son, Mr. Darrell E. Nix of Rocky Mount; two sisters, Mrs. Opal Seaberry of Keene, Texas and Mrs. Lorene Brown of Houston; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one great-stepgrandchild.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Elon College by the Rev. Norman Harris, pastor, and the Rev. Lester Haney, pastor of Shamrock Evangelical Methodist Church. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Melanoma Consortium, DUMC 3828, Durham, N.C. 27710; or to First Baptist Church of Elon College, P.O. Box 163, Elon College, N.C. 27244; or to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, P.O. Box 2122, Burlington, N.C. 27216-2122.
 
 

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Mrs. Braxton Sawyer

GIBSONVILLE - Mrs. Emma Braxton Blackwood Sawyer, 81, of 6645 Frieden's Church Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro.

A native of Orange County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Joe Sawyer. She was a homemaker and attended First Baptist Church of Elon College, where she was a member of the Epsie Somers Sunday School Class.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Joann Newell of the home.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel in Asheboro by the Rev. Norman Harris and the Rev. Bill Barnes. Burial will be in Randolph Memorial Park.

The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 9 Friday evening and from 1 to 2 Saturday afternoon before the service.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 3109 Poplarwood Court, Suite 125, Raleigh, N.C. 27604-1043.
 
 

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Mrs. Helen Weckerly

BUTLER, Pa. - Mrs. Helen M. Weckerly, 88, of Sunnyview Home, died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998 at Butler Memorial Hospital in Butler.

A native of Leechburg, Pa., she was the wife of the late Mr. Albert Kenneth Weckerly, and the daughter of the late Mr. Clarence Kepple and Mrs. Catherine Cline Kepple. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Andrews United Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include three sons, Mr. A. Kenneth Weckerly Jr. of Valencia, Pa., Mr. Roland ``Bud'' Weckerly of Butler and Dr. William Weckerly of Graham; one daughter, Mrs. Carl (Kathryn) Jones of Cabot, Pa.; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Sproull of Leechburg; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

The funeral was conducted Monday at St. Andrews United Presbyterian Church by Dr. William Weckerly, pastor of Graham Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Saxomburg Memorial Church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Graham Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 728, Graham, N.C. 27253.

McClure Funeral Service in Graham provided local information.
 
 

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Mr. Waylon Williams

COATS - Mr. Waylon Williams, 78, of Coats died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at the Brian Center in Asheboro.

Born Feb. 28, 1919, in Harnett County, he was the husband of the late Mrs. Sarah Moore Williams, and the son of Mr. Sampson Williams and Mrs. Nettie Williams, both deceased. He was a retired farmer, an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Friendly Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Ms. Camilla W. Forcum of Greensboro and Ms. Melissa W. Craig of Graham; one son, Mr. Waylon Anthony Williams of Raleigh; one sister, Ms. Lossie W. Marley of Siler City; two brothers, Mr. Hunter H. Williams and Mr. Gerald Williams, both of Asheboro; and four grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Rose & Graham Funeral Home Chapel in Coats by the Rev. Troy ``Pete'' Daniel. Burial will be in the Coats City Cemetery.

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

Mrs. Rosa B. Willett dies at 102

SILER CITY - Mrs. Rosa Brewer Willett, 102, of 205 Olympia St., died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at Country Forest Manor.

A native of Chatham County, she was a seamstress and a homemaker. She was a member of Edward Hill Friends Meeting for 77 years.

Survivors include three daughters, Ms. Estelle W. Swaim of High Point, Mrs. Maye W. Cheek of the home and Ms. Faye W. Brooks of Siler City; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Edward Hill Friends Meeting by Dr. Linda Greene and the Rev. J.R. Bouldin. 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.

Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.
 
 

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Mr. Roy Madden

BURLINGTON - Mr. Roy Harold Madden, 76, of 413 Bryan St., died at 4:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at his home after several years of failing health.

A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Mrs. Marie Sykes Madden, who survives, and the son of Mr. Andrew Staley Madden and Mrs. Nannie Trollinger Madden, both deceased. He was a retired automobile dealer. He was a member of Union Ridge United Church of Christ, where he taught the Henry Fleming Sunday School Class for several years, a member of the Golden Age Class and the Hustlers Class, and was a former deacon.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Pam) Frisby of Marshall and Mrs. John (Karen) Novak of Pittsburgh; three sisters, Mrs. Sarah Ingle and Mrs. Jim (Lucille) Denton, both of Burlington, and Mrs. Charles (Hilda) Averitte of Mebane; a brother, Mr. Andrew S. Madden Jr. of Mebane; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Mr. Craig Madden; and a brother, Mr. Ben Madden.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Union Ridge United Church of Christ by the Rev. Phil Hardy, pastor, and the Rev. John Settlemyre, former pastor. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Burlington from 4 to 7 this evening, and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Union Ridge United Church of Christ, 115 Altamahaw-Union Ridge Road, Burlington, N.C. 27217.
 
 

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Mr. Carl Saunders Sr.

GIBSONVILLE - Mr. Carl Howard Saunders Sr., 84, of 9987 Kerr Chapel Road, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at Alamance Health Care.

A native of Caswell County, he was the husband of Mrs. Christine Hedrick Saunders, who survives, and the son of Mr. Loftin Jordan Saunders and Mrs. Susie Faucette Saunders, both deceased. He was a retired tobacco farmer and was Methodist.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include a son, Mr. Carl H. Saunders Jr. of Raleigh; a sister, Mrs. Joyce Stokes of Burlington; and a brother, Mr. Percy Saunders of Charleston, S.C.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Miss Eunice Delores Saunders.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Shiloh United Methodist Church cemetery by Dr. Guy V. Soule Jr. pastor.

The family will be in the church fellowship hall following the service.

Memorials may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church, 4718 N.C. 87 North, Gibsonville, N.C. 27249.
 
 

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Mrs. Atlas H. Parsons

DANVILLE, Va. - Mrs. Atlas Huckabee Parsons, 79, formerly of 323 Kemper Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at Piney Forest Health Care Center.

Born Dec. 6, 1918, in Danville, she was the wife of Mr. Berkley W. Parsons, who died March 28, 1994, and the daughter of Mr. Atlas Huckabee and Mrs. Flora Smith Huckabee, both deceased. She was the owner and operator of Azalea Motel in Wilmington.

Survivors include nieces and nephews of Burlington.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Highland Burial Park by the Rev. Edward Johnson

The family will be at the home.

Barker Funeral Home in Danville is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

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Mrs. Joy A. Carter

LIBERTY - Mrs. Joy Andrew Carter, 92, of 9045-B Cocoa Road, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at Alamance Regional Medical Center.

A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of Mr. Clifford ``R.C.'' Carter, who survives, and the daughter of Mr. Charley Andrew and Mrs. Callie Andrew, both deceased. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Hill Christian Church.

Survivors other than her husband of the home include a daughter, Mrs. Doris Daniels of Liberty; a son, Mr. Bobby Carter of Liberty; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Hill Christian Church by the Rev. Howard Spray. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will be at Loflin Funeral Home from 7 to 9 this evening, and at other times at the home of the daughter, 9045 Cocoa Road.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill Christian Church, 1707 Pleasant Hill-Liberty Road, Liberty, N.C. 27298.
 
 

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Mr. Joseph R. Jeffries

BURLINGTON - Mr. Joseph Rodney Jeffries, 51, of 803 Ray St., died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at his home.

A native of Alamance County, he was the son of Mr. Willie Frank Jeffries Sr. and Mrs. Sadie Bowes Jeffries, both deceased. He was a member of First Baptist Church on Apple Street.

Survivors include a son, Mr. Frederick Michaels of Burlington; a daughter, Ms. Angela Nicole Graves of Burlington; two brothers, Mr. Johnny Linwood Jeffries and Mr. Donnell Rogers, both of Burlington; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Mr. Willie Frank Jeffries Jr.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church on Apple Street by Dr. R.W. Styles, pastor. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery.

The family will be at the church 30 minutes before the service, and at other times at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Linwood Jeffries, 1052 Sharpe Road, Burlington.

Sharpe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

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Mrs. Barbara Winningham

BURLINGTON - Mrs. Barbara Ann Mangum Winningham, 54, of 1432 Monroe Holt Road, died at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, after eight years of failing heath, three weeks critical.

A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of Mr. Richard Cole Winningham, who survives, and the daughter of Mrs. Pauline Jones Mangum, who survives, and the late Mr. James Horner Mangum. She was employed by Graham Housing and was Methodist.

Survivors other than her husband of the home and mother of Plano, Texas, include a son, Mr. Christopher Avery Winningham of Burlington; and a sister, Mrs. Linda Turner of Plano.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Graham by Dr. Wally Fonville. Burial will be in Graham Memorial Park.

The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 7 to 9 this evening, and at other times at the home.
 
 

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Mrs. Laura L. Jeffries

BURLINGTON - Mrs. Laura Louise Jeffries, 77, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at the Hospice Home of Alamance.

Born Nov. 28, 1920, in Orange County, she was the wife of Mr. Elmer Jeffries, who survives, and the daughter of Mr. Earnest Jeffries and Mrs. Lizzie Jeffries, both deceased. She was retired from Burlington Industries and was an active member of Martin Chapel Baptist Church.

Survivors other than her husband include six daughters, Ms. Faye Taylor of Lincoln University, Pa., Ms. Cecila Kennedy of Lawrenceville, N.J., Ms. Alice Asbury of Atlanta, Ms. Linda Jeffries of Burlington, Ms. Ruth Fuller of Bradenton, Fla., and Ms. Dinah Jeffries of Hillsborough; a son, Mr. Ernest Jeffries of Burlington; three sisters, Ms. May Dawson of Huntsville, Ala., Ms. Frances McBee of Atlanta and Ms. Ada Breeze of Greensboro; and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Mr. Elmer Jeffries.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Martin Chapel Baptist Church by the Rev. Albert Morrow. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

There will be no visitation.

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

Chavis-Parker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

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Mrs. Lucille Fulcher

MEBANE - Mrs. Lucille Bessie Fulcher, 95, of 314 W. Holt St., died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at Hawfields Presbyterian Home.

A Person County native, she was the wife of the late Mr. Louis M. Fulcher and the daughter of Mr. Dave Smith and Mrs. Annie Smith, both deceased. A member of Mt. Zion Christian Church, she was a homemaker.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Louise Horner and Mrs. Betty Pore, both of Mebane; a sister, Ms. Judy Kimbro of Mebane; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Mr. Rudy Smith and Mr. Walter Smith; and a sister, Ms. Onie Bradley.

The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Walker's Funeral Home Chapel in Mebane by the Rev. John Bolin, minister. Burial will be at Mt. Zion Christian Church cemetery.

The family will receive friends after 1:30 today at the funeral home.


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