Miscellaneous Alamance County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Mrs. Kathleen Barnes

GRAHAM - Mrs. Kathleen Robinson Barnes, 78, of 704 Washington St., died at 1:25 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1997, at her home after one year of failing health.

A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Samuel Hasten Barnes and the daughter of Mr. Charles E. ``Ed'' Robinson and Mrs. Cletus Martin Robinson, both deceased. She was retired from Robinson Grocery and K-mart. She was a member of Providence United Church of Christ.

Survivors include a son, Mr. Sammy Barnes of Graham; a brother, Mr. C.D. ``Jack'' Robinson of Burlington; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Providence Memorial Cemetery by the Rev. Darryl Peebles, pastor of Providence United Church of Christ.

The family will be at Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 this [evening and at other times at the home of her son, Mr. Sammy Barnes, 1246 Geneva Albright Road, Graham.

Memorials may be made to Providence Memorial Association, P.O. Box 32, Graham, N.C. 27253.

Mr. Robert Martin

BURLINGTON - Mr. Robert S. I. Martin, 62, of 1711 Whitsett St., Apt. C-8, died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1997, at his home after a critical illness of one month.

A native of Jackson, Mich., he was the husband of Mrs. Joyce Holt Martin, who survives, and the son of Mrs. Ann M. Paciorek, who survives, and the late Mr. Ignatius Marcinkiewicz. He was the stepson of Mr. Joseph Paciorek, who survives. He was a former employee of Penn Central Railroad and Collins and Aikman. He was a Roman Catholic.

Survivors other than his wife of the home and mother and stepfather of Jackson, include two daughters, Mrs. Angie M. McNichols and Mrs. Wendy M. Chatfield, both of Jackson; two sons, Mr. Steven M. Martin and Mr. Patrick J. Martin, both of Jackson; and seven grandchildren.

A private memorial service will be conducted at a later date.

The family will be at the home of Mrs. Earlene H. Terrell, 308 Banks St., Graham, from 7 to 9 this evening and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

Mrs. Ada L. Atkins

BURLINGTON - Mrs. Ada Little Atkins, 90, of 3241 Pond Road, formerly of Brunswick County, died at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1997, at Alamance Health Care Center after two years of failing health, three weeks critical.

A native of Columbus County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Dempsy Cemore Atkins and the daughter of Mr. Hiram Melvin Little and Mrs. Victoria Mooney Little, both deceased. She was a member of Camp Branch Baptist Church in Whiteville.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Fleecie Little Jerrell of the home; and a brother, Mr. Ernest Little of Lake Waccamaw.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Miss Rosa Little, Mrs. Ida McKeithan and Mrs. Alma Sharpe; and a brother, Mr. George Little.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Lake Waccamaw Cemetery by the Rev. Garland Long, pastor of Camp Branch Baptist Church.

There will be no visitation.

Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. W. Hugh Winn

ELON COLLEGE - Mr. Willard Hugh ``Piggie'' Winn, 90, of 2711 Laundry Road, died at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1997, at the Hospice Home in Burlington after a critical illness of one month.

A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Mrs. Elzora ``Jack'' Barber Winn, who survives, and the daughter of Mr. William Henry Winn and Mrs. Ellen Gravely Winn, both deceased. He was retired from Burlington Industries, Williamsburg Plant, after 47 years of service. He was a life-long member of Berea Christian Church, where he served as deacon, trustee and cemeterian.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (June W.) Sellars of Burlington and Mrs. William J. (Jeanette) Jones of Black Mountain; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by seven sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Waynick, Mrs. Minnie Crisman, Mrs. Fannie Kernodle, Mrs. Matilda Gerringer, Mrs. Catherine Simpson, Mrs. Marcella Hughes and Mrs. Ruby Murr; and four brothers, Mr. Ben Winn, Mr. Henry Winn, Mr. Jennings Winn and Mr. Glenn Winn.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday at Berea Christian Church by the Rev. Bland Leebrick, pastor, and the Rev. Milton Reimer, former pastor. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, P.O. Box 2122, Burlington, N.C. 27216 or The Berea Christian Church, c / o George Pritchett, Old 87 North, Elon College, N.C. 27244.

Mr. Bobby Durham

BLUFF CITY, Tenn. - Mr. Bobby Durham, 62, died at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 6, 1997, at Ocracoke Island.

A native of Orange County, he was the husband of Mrs. Mary Ann Kirkpatrick Durham, who survives, and the son of Mr. Luther L. Durham and Mrs. Annie Pendergraph Durham, both deceased. He was a retired employee of Smith Cline Beecham Laboratories.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include a daughter, Ms. Debra Durham Isley of Cedar Grove; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth Holmes and Mrs. Gladys Rook, both of Efland, and Ms. Virginia Durham of Mebane; three brothers, Mr. Jodie Durham of Mebane, Mr. Frankie Durham of Hillsborough and Mr. Curtis Durham of High Point; and two grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 8 this evening at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home Chapel in Bristol, Tenn.

The family will be at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home from 6 to 7:45 this evening.

McClure Funeral Home in Mebane provided local information.

Mr. Lonnie M. Setzer

BURLINGTON - Mr. Lonnie Milton Setzer, 81, of 3830 N. Main St., died at 9:05 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1997, at High Point Care Center after a critical illness of five weeks.

A native of Cabarrus County, he was the son of Mr. Julius Milton Setzer and Mrs. Willie Maude Chriscoe Setzer, both deceased. He was a retired textile employee and a Baptist.

Survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Nora Mae Harvey, Mrs. Catherine Baker and Mrs. Mozelle Whitten, all of Burlington, and Mrs. Jean Lattimer of Atlanta; and a brother, Mr. Archie Setzer of Gibsonville.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Alamance Memorial Park by the Rev. Randy Hobbs, pastor of New Hope Baptist Church.

The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Burlington from 9:30 to 10:30 Friday morning.

Mr. Wallace H. Bradshaw

GRAHAM - Mr. Wallace Henry Bradshaw, 70, of 212 S. Marshall St., died at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after one year of failing health, three days critical.

A native of Orange County, he was the husband of Mrs. Ozelle Andrews Bradshaw, who survives, and the son of Mr. Sperrell Hill Bradshaw and Mrs. Alma Brewer Bradshaw, both deceased. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was retired from White's Furniture Company. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Graham.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include a daughter, Mrs. Annya Ceton Toney of Graham; a son, Mr. Coyle S. Bradshaw of Graham; four brothers, Mr. James Bradshaw of Efland, Mr. Cecil R. Bradshaw of Mebane, Mr. Charles Bradshaw of Florida and Mr. John R. Bradshaw of Burlington; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Ms. Etrola Sykes; and a brother, Mr. Ralph H. Bradshaw.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Graham by Dr. Paul A. Lane, pastor, Dr. Ralph E. Jones Jr., pastor emeritus, and the Rev. Keith Moore, pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be in Moore's Chapel Cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Graham Piano Fund, 224 N. Main St., Graham, N.C. 27253, or to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, P.O. Box 2122, Burlington, N.C. 27216-2122.

Mr. Edward E. Wambersie Jr .

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. - Mr. Edward Ernest ``Ernie'' Wambersie Jr., 63, formerly of Burlington, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1997.

He was the husband of Mrs. Elizabeth A. Wambersie, who survives. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and attended Hampton-Sidney College.

Survivors other than his wife of the home include two daughters, Mrs. Mary Rolland Davenport of Richmond, Va. and Miss Ann Barbour Wambersie of Midlothian; two stepsons, Mr. John W. Hawkins of Richmond and Mr. Richard Hawkins of Radford, Va.; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Burns of Seattle and Mrs. Catherine A. Hawkins of Midlothian; two sisters, Mrs. Eugenia W. Lankford of Vienna, Va. and Mrs. Philippa Anne Andrade of Portsmouth, R.I.; and one stepgrandchild.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Huguenot Chapel of Woody Funeral Home in Richmond.

McClure Funeral Home in Graham provided local information.

Mr. Thelbert Barbour

BURLINGTON - Mr. Thelbert A. Barbour, 91, of 446 Parkview Drive, died at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1997, at his home after four months of failing health.

A native of Johnston County, he was the husband of the late Mrs. Verdie Hay Barbour and the son of Mr. O.P. Barbour and Mrs. Lelia Parker Barbour, both deceased. He was the retired owner of Davis Street Pharmacy and a member of Davis Street United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Carolyn B. Lowder of Gibsonville and Mrs. Linda B. Kerns of Elon College; a son, Mr. Frank F. Barbour of Winston-Salem; three brothers, Mr. A.F. ``Pete'' Barbour of Burlington, Mr. O.P. Barbour Jr. of Raleigh and Mr. Raeford Barbour of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Buena Talton of Raleigh and Mrs. Julia Slayton of Florence, S.C.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Watkins of Burlington; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington by the Rev. R.E.L. Moser and the Rev. Suzanne Cloyd Hultman. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.

The family will be at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 7 to 9 Friday evening and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Davis Street United Methodist Church, 606 E. Davis St., Burlington, N.C. 27215.

Mrs. Juanita D. Hazell

SANFORD - Mrs. Juanita Day Hazell, 91, formerly of 212 Shaw St. Greensboro, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1997, at Laurels of Chatham Nursing Home.

She was a teacher for the Burlington City School System for more than 32 years.

Horton Funeral Home in Sanford is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.

Mr. J. Ralph Cumbo

BURLINGTON - Mr. J. Ralph Cumbo, 82, of 105 Tarleton Ave., died Thursday, Oct. 9, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after several years of failing health, one week critical.

A native of Damascus, Va., he was the husband of the late Mrs. Elsie Barnwell Cumbo, the late Mrs. Lydia Juanita Lowe Cumbo and the late Mrs. Mabel W. Mitchell Cumbo. He was the son of Mr. Charlie Washington Cumbo and Mrs. Dixie Savannah Harrison Cumbo, both deceased. He was retired from Cannon Mills in Graham and of the Church of Christ faith.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Terry Jo Rutter of Smithfield, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Zenobia Roberts and Miss Blanche Cumbo, both of Abingdon, Va.; and one grandchild.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Bellemont United Methodist Church cemetery by the Rev. R.E.L. Moser.

There will be no visitation.

Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Jose A. Cordero

WHITSETT - Mr. Jose Antonio Cordero, 30, of 7289 Burlington Road, Lot 12, died of injuries received in an automobile accident Friday, Oct. 3.

A native of Barceloneta, Puerto Rico, he was the husband of Mrs. Renee Harvell Cordero, who survives, and the son of Mr. Jose Antonio Cordero and Ms. Juana Rios, who both survive. He was employed by Texfi Industries and Haw River Dyeing and Finishing Division.

Survivors other than his wife of the home, father of Puerto Rico and mother of Wauchula, Fla., include a daughter, Miss Mileena Renee Cordero of the home; a son, Mr. Christopher Anthony Cordero of the home; four sisters, Miss Luz Maria Cordero and Miss Carmen Luz Cordero, both of Wauchula, Mrs. Diana Gonzalez of Bartow, Fla. and Mrs. Marilyn Gonzalez of Walstonburg; two brothers, Mr. Pedro Louis Bonet of Florida City, Fla., and Mr. Carlos Alberto Cotto Jr. of Burlington.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Danny Miles, pastor of Friendly Lane Baptist Church. Burial will be in Alamance Memorial Park.

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

Mr. Lloyd R. Byrum

GREENSBORO - Mr. Lloyd Raye Byrum, 62, of 218 N.C. 29 North, died at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1997, at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro after six months of failing health.

A native of Corapeake, he was the son of Mr. Baker Byrum and Mrs. Belle Dail Byrum, both deceased. He was owner and operator of Somers Seafood Restaurant in Burlington. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Vicki Byrum Hale of Gates; a son, Mr. Richard Raye Byrum of Gates; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Belle Bass of Edenton and Mrs. Lois Turner of Gatesville; a brother, Mr. Rufus Byrum of Suffolk, Va.; and two grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Middle Swamp Baptist Church in Gates by the Rev. Russell Blanchard, pastor, and the Rev. Billy Presley, pastor of Reynoldson Baptist Church in Gates. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will be at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 7 to 9 Friday evening and at Miller Funeral Home in Gatesville from 7 to 8:30 Saturday evening. They will be at the home of the daughter, Mrs. Vicki Byrum Hale, Rt. 2, Box 69-4 N.C. 13, Gates.

Memorials may be made to Hospice.


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