Miscellaneous Alamance County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Mr. William Bradsher

BURLINGTON - Mr. William Horace ``Bill'' Bradsher, 79, of 2906 Hickory Hill Road, died at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Durham.

A native of Person County, he was the husband of Mrs. Inez Revis Bradsher, who survives, and the son of Mr. Claude Bradsher Sr. and Mrs. Carrie Lea Bradsher. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II and was a retired driver for Green's Fuel Gas Company. He was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, where he was a former member of the Men's Fellowship.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include two daughters, Ms. Barbara B. Jones and Mrs. Richard ``Dick'' (Jacqueline ``Jackie'') Patton, both of Durham; three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Parrot and Mrs. Alma Smith, both of Burlington, and Mrs. Estelle McKay of Roxboro; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Mrs. Fannie Mae Mooney, Mrs. Doris Ellis and Mrs. Hazel Moore; and two brothers, Mr. Claude Bradsher Jr. and Mr. Shelton Bradsher.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Skip Williams, pastor of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Alamance Memorial Park.

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

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

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Mrs. Virginia Nesbitt

BURLINGTON - Mrs. Virginia Dare Burnett Nesbitt, 73, of Orange, N.J., formerly of 2772 Pleasant Grove Union School Road, died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at Montgomery General Hospital in Olney, Md.

A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of Mr. William Howard Nesbitt, who died Aug. 27, 1997, and the daughter of Mr. Walter Burnett and Mrs. Connie Parker Burnett, both deceased.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Sylvia Nesbitt Jones of Bellevue, Neb.; two sons, Mr. Johnny Nesbitt of Germantown, Md., and Mr. William Glynn Nesbitt of Farmington, Conn.; two brothers, Mr. Herman Burnett of Burlington and Mr. Ellis Burnett of Hyattsville, Md.; a stepmother, Mrs. Hattie L. Burnett of Burlington; two stepsisters, Mrs. Pecolia B. Lee of Kernersville and Mrs. Alfreda B. Watkins of Burlington; a stepbrother, Mr. Waldo Burnett of Burlington; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Othelia B. Dixon and Mrs. Connell B. Wade; and five brothers, Mr. Reese Burnett, Mr. Banks Burnett, Mr. Clyde Burnett, Mr. Clarence Burnett and Mr. Roger Burnett.

The funeral was conducted Jan. 26, at Woody Home For Services in Orange.

Hargett and Bryant Funeral Home provided local information.
 
 

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Mr. George McAllister

RALEIGH - Mr. George W. McAllister, 93, of Mayview Convalescent Center died Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998.

Born Nov. 14, 1904, in Concord, he was the husband of Mrs. Mary Lee McAlllister, who died Jan. 11, 1979, and the son of Mr. John Bickle McAllister and Mrs. Myrtie Foil McAllister, both deceased. He was the retired founder of McAllister Building Supply Company on DuPont Circle. He moved to Raleigh in 1941 and was a building contractor. He was an active member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church on Clark Avenue.

Survivors include a son, Dr. J. Malcolm McAllister of Raleigh; two sisters, Mrs. Genevieve Poplin of Mount Pleasant and Mrs. Nancy Stewart of Cincinnati; a brother, Mr. Larry McAllister of Graham; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Building Maintenance Fund, 2723 Clark Ave., Raleigh, N.C. 27607.

Brown-Wynne Funeral Home on St. Mary's Street is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

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Ms. Peggy F. Smith

GREENSBORO - Ms. Peggy F. Smith, 66, died Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital.

A native of Alamance County, she was the daughter of Mrs. Gladys F. Griffin, who survives.

Survivors other than her mother of Greensboro include a daughter, Mrs. Bobby (Yvonne) Coble of Greensboro; a son, Mr. Stephen McKinney of Madison Heights, Va.; and two grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home, Vanstory Street Chapel, with burial in Lakeview Memorial Park.

The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 9 this evening, and at other times at the home of the daughter.
 
 

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Mrs. Jessie McKinney

MEBANE - Mrs. Jessie McKinney, 88, of 2333-B Eastwood Lane, formerly of Sidney Avenue, Burlington, died at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, at her home after several days of failing health.

A native of Blount County, Tenn., she was the daughter of Mr. John Alexander Kerr and Mrs. Dora Lucinda Farr Kerr, both deceased. She was a retired textile employee.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Linda M. Wheeler of Mebane; a son, Mr. Charles Ward of Burlington; a half sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Young of Ringwald, Ga.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington by the Rev. James Bowman, pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Mebane. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.

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

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Ms. Vernell McClendis

GRAHAM - Ms. Vernell Wiley McClendis of 510 Oakley St., died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after a long illness.

A native of Alamance County, she was the daughter of Mr. Walter Wiley and Mrs. Margaret Love Wiley, both deceased. She was an assembler with A.O. Smith in Mebane and was a member of Children's Chapel United Church of Christ, where she was a member of the Missionary Society.

Survivors include two sons, Mr. Gregory McClendis of Wilmington and Mr. Todd McClendis of Graham; two brothers, Mr. Curtis Wiley of Baltimore and Mr. Mario Wiley of Burlington; three sisters, Mrs. Shirley Williams and Mrs. Mary Ann Daye, both of Roxboro, and Ms. Tammy Wiley of Burlington; and two grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Children's Chapel United Church of Christ by the Rev. Rodney Foxx, pastor. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will be at Sharpe Memorial Chapel from 7 to 8 this evening, and at other times at the home.
 
 

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Mr. Norman Thomas

GRAHAM - Mr. Norman Woodrow Thomas, 84, of 7363 Whitney Road, died at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, at Brookshire Nursing Home in Hillsborough after two years of failing health.

A native of Blue Ridge, Ga., he was the husband of Mrs. Ruth Thacker Thomas, who survives, and the son of Mr. Norman Benton Thomas and Mrs. Rebecka Bradford Thomas, both deceased. He was a retired textile employee and was a member of Moore's Chapel Baptist Church.

Survivors other than his wife of Hillsborough include a daughter, Ms. Deborah T. Wilson of Saxapahaw; a son, Mr. James ``Bo'' Thomas of Mebane; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Moore's Chapel cemetery.

The family will be at the home of Mrs. Kim McCoy, 7363 Whitney Road, Graham.

McClure Funeral Home in Mebane is in charge of arrangements.
 

Matthew R. Tyre-Kerr

MEBANE - Matthew Ryan Tyre-Kerr of 206 Fieldale Road, infant son of Ms. Anna Leigh Tyre and Mr. Ralph Eugene Kerr III, died at 5:19 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998 at Alamance Regional Medical Center.

He was a native of Alamance County.

Survivors other than his mother of the home and father of Gibsonville include his maternal grandparents, Mr. Ronnie Tyre and Mrs. Olivia ``Libby'' Tyre of Mebane; paternal grandparents, Mr. Ralph Eugene Kerr Jr. and Mrs. Annie Jeannette Kerr of Gibsonville.

A graveside service will be conducted at Hawfields Presbyterian Church cemetery by the Rev. Billy Duncan, pastor of Gibsonville Church of God, Mr. Ivan Tyre, and the Rev. Wyatt W. Aiken, pastor of Mebane Presbyterian Church.

The family will be at the home.

Lowe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
 
 

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Mrs. Jessie McKinney

MEBANE - Mrs. Jessie McKinney, 88, of 2333-B Eastwood Lane, died at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, at her home after several days of failing health. She was a former resident of Sidney Avenue, Burlington.

A native of Blount County, Tenn., she was the daughter of Mr. John Alexander Kerr and Mrs. Dora Lucinda Farr Kerr, both deceased. She was a retired textile employee.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Linda M. Wheeler of Mebane; a son, Mr. Charles Ward of Burlington; a half sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Young of Ringwald, Ga.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington by the Rev. James Bowman, pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Mebane. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.

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

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Mr. Carl T. Wrenn

BURLINGTON - Mr. Carl Thomas Wrenn, 73, of 153 W. Old Glencoe Road, died at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Durham after several years of failing health.

A native of Alamance County, he was the son of Mr. Thomas Ruffin Wrenn and Mrs. Edna Morris Wrenn, both deceased. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and a World War II Army Air Corps veteran. He was a Methodist.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Alice Wrenn Hill of Burlington; one son, Mr. Paul Thomas Wrenn of Clarksville, Tenn.; one sister, Mrs. Betty Wrenn Page of Burlington; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington by the Rev. James Moon.

The family will be at the Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 6:30 to 9 Thursday evening.
 
 

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Mr. Donnell D. Hayes

BURLINGTON - Mr. Donnell Deleno Hayes of 609 Maple Ave., died Feb. 3, 1998, at Alamance Regional Medical Center.

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

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Mrs. Marianne Coffey

BURLINGTON - Mrs. Marianne Krajcer Coffey, 81, of 5232 N.C. 49 South, died at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, at her home after one year of failing health, one week critical.

A native of Germany, she was the wife of the late Mr. Grover Alexander Coffey Jr., and the daughter of Mr. Hans Krajcer and Mrs. Elizabeth Krajcer, both deceased. She was a retired certified nursing assistant with the state of Massachusetts.

Survivors include two daughters, Ms. Nancy Coffey Govoni of the home and Mrs. Ruby Greenstien of Seminole, Fla.; one son, Mr. Stephen Alexander Coffey of Mebane; and four grandchildren.

A cryptside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday at Alamance Memorial Park Mausoleum by the Rev. Bill Bishop, Hospice chaplain.

There will be no visitation. The family will be at the home.

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

Lowe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

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Mr. Thomas Jones

GRAHAM - Mr. Thomas Winfred Jones, 66, of 312 Cannon St., died at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, at Duke University Medical Center after six months of failing health, two weeks critical.

A native of Chatham County, he was the husband of Mrs. Frances Johnson Jones who survives, and the son of Mr. Coy David Jones and Mrs. Vera Hortense Johnson Jones, both deceased. He was retired from Burlington Industries House Finishing Plant and was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include one daughter, Ms. Janet Jones of Chapel Hill; one sister, Mrs. Nellie Cockman of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; two half sisters, Mrs. Kay Jarmon and Mrs. Betty Campbell, both of Siler City; a stepsister, Mrs. Mae Stovall of Siler City; four half brothers, Mr. Willis Carl Jones of Greensboro, Mr. David Wrenn Jones of Asheboro, Mr. Henry Jones and Mr. Elmer Jones, both of Siler City.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Graham by the Rev. Darrell Garner and the Rev. Walter Jones. Burial will be in Graham Memorial Park.

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

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Mr. Chester C. Meeker

BURLINGTON - Mr. Chester Charles Meeker, 89, a resident of Twin Lakes Center, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998.

Born in Charleston, W.Va. Oct. 22, 1908, he was the husband of the late Mrs. Margaret Virginia Young Meeker, and the son of Mr. Chester Chancey Meeker and Mrs. Virginia Hawley Yates Meeker. He was a former member of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew at St. John's Episcopal Church. He was a former member of All Saints Episcopal Church in South Charleston and a member of the Church of the Holy Comforter in Burlington. He was active for many years with the Oxford Group, Moral Re-Armament, and Up With People international movements for the spiritual revitalization of mankind.

Survivors include a son, Mr. John Meeker, and two grandchildren.

A memorial celebration service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Chapel in the Health Care Building at Twin Lakes Center.

Memorials may be made to the Church of the Holy Comforter, 320 E. Davis St., Burlington, N.C. 27216.

The Cremation Society of the Carolinas Inc. is in charge of arrangements.


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