Miscellaneous Alamance County, North Carolina Obituaries - 2003

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MARGARET BROCK GRIMES
WHITE LAKE - Margaret Brock Grimes, of 227 Woodlief Drive and formerly of Tar Heel, died Monday, February 3, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. She was 73.
She was a member of Tar Heel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, David W. Grimes Sr.
The funeral service was held Thursday at 3 p. m. at McNeill Funeral Home Chapel in St. Pauls, conducted by Rev. Walter Hayes. Burial was in the Grimes family cemetery of Tar Heel.
Mrs. Grimes is survived by a daughter, Laura V. Grimes of White Lake; a son, David Grimes Jr. of Tar Heel; two sisters, Mollie Garner of Tar Heel and Mary Louise Saba of Toledo, Ohio; one granddaughter, Cynthia Grimes, and one grandson, David Wingate Grimes. 
McNeill Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

JESSIE NEIL BRYAN
BLADENBORO-Jessie Neil Bryan, 63, of 19445 NC 131 South, died Friday, March 28, at his residence.
A graveside service was conducted Sunday at 3 p. m. at Benevolence Cemetery, located on NC 131, Bladenboro.
He is survived by his wife, Maggie Bryan; a daughter, Eva Bryan of the home; a son, Bradley Bryan of Rocky Mount; a sister, Peggy McQueen of Dublin; and two brothers, W. J . Bryan of Lexington and Ronald Bryan of Bladenboro.
Lewis-Bowen Funeral Home of Bladenboro handled the arrangements.

STEPHEN EDISON DOWLESS
ELIZABETHTOWN -Stephen Edison Dowless Sr. died Wednesday, June 18, at Mariner Health Care in Wilmington. He was 76.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet D. Winstead. He was retired from the construction business. 
A graveside service will be held Saturday at 11 a. m. at Bladen Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Ken Hall officiating.
Mr. Dowless is survived by his wife, Edna Earl Dowless; three sons, Steve Dowless, Wilbur Dowless and Michael Dowless, all of Center Road; two sisters, Barbara Wilson of Waco, Texas, and Frances Knight of Robbins; a brother, Woody Dowless Jr. of Asheboro; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held tonight (Friday) from 6 till 8 p. m. at Kinlaw Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.
Kinlaw is handling the arrangements.

DALE G. McGILL
FAYETTEVILLE - Dale G. McGill, 47, of 4891 Fogarty Drive, died Wednesday, March 26, at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.
The funeral was conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. at Savannah Temple AME Zion Church of Clarkton. Burial was in the church cemetery.
He is survived by his brothers, Bennie McGill of Elizabethtown, Carnell McGill and Carl McGill, both of Brooklyn, N. Y., and David McGill of Fayetteville, and a sister, Marcella McGill of Clarkton.
Cunningham and Sons Mortuary of Fayetteville handled the arrangements.

BRENDA LEWIS PALMER
BLADENBORO - Brenda Lewis Palmer, of 109 Walnut Street, died Sunday, June 1, at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton. She was 35.
The funeral will be conducted today (Friday) at 3 p.m. at Bryant Swamp Baptist Church with Dr. Thurman Everette officiating. Burial will be in Singletary Cemetery of Butters.
She is survived by her husband, Lee Palmer; her mother, Judy A. Gill of Bladenboro, and her father, James Edward Lennon of Lumberton; a brother, Bobby A. Gill of Atlanta; three sisters, Angela Underwood and Kenia Davis, both of Lumberton, and Felicia White of Ft. Jackson, S. C.
Maultsby-Colvin Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

MARY INEZ DAVIS
RICHMOND, Va. - Mary Inez Davis, formerly of Elizabethtown, died Monday, June 16, at Beaufont Health Center in Richmond. She was 83.
A graveside service was held Thursday at 10 a. m. at Trinity United Methodist Church Cemetery in Elizabethtown.
She is survived by a brother, Charles R. Davis Jr. of Reedsville, Va.
Kinlaw Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

ELAINE JOY LONG
WHITE LAKE-Elaine Joy Long, 64, of 25 Jamie Junction, died Tuesday, February 4, at Bladen County Hospital.
She was a native of South Africa, a daughter of the late Daniel and Jessie Lenox Bekker. She was a homemaker.
A memorial service was held Thursday at 2 p. m. at Butler Funeral Home in Roseboro. 
She is survived by her husband, Robert W. Long; a son, Robert D. Long of Sevierville, Tenn.; two daughters, Rhonda Coyne of Carolina Beach and Michelle Spell of Autryville; one sister, Loraine Meinjies of South Africa; one brother, George Bekker of South Africa; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Butler Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

ALLEN LEE HONEYCUTT
CLINTON-Allen Lee Honeycutt, 69, of 902 Powers Street, died Sunday, March 30, at the Mary-Gran Nursing Center.
He was a native of Sampson County, a son of the late Rufus Allen and Laudie Parker Honeycutt. He was an automobile mechanic and a member of Mt. Moriah Methodist Church. 
A graveside service was conducted at 11 a. m. today (Tuesday) at the Clinton City Cemetery with the Rev. E. C. Mattocks officiating. 
He is survived by a daughter, Debbie Leggett of Elizabethtown; three sons, Jimmy Honeycutt of Charlotte and Tony Honeycutt and Ronnie Honeycutt, both of Clinton; four sisters, Edna H. McKoy of Wilmington, and Mary H. Pope, Margaret H. Underwood and Alma H. Naylor, all of Clinton; and eight grandchildren.
Memorials are suggested to a charity of one's choice.
Crumpler-Honeycutt of Clinton is handling the arrangements.

FRANCES G. WYATT
BLADENBORO - Frances G. Wyatt died Tuesday, June 3, at SunBridge Nursing Home. She was 45.
A graveside service will be held today (Friday) at 4 p. m. at Guyton Cemetery in Dublin, conducted by Rev. Larry Small.
She is survived by her mother, Pearlene B. Cartrette of Chadbourn; a son, buddy Wyatt Jr. of Evergreen; a daughter, Crystal Gayle Wyatt of Virginia; and three brothers, David Guyton of Bladenboro, Steve Guyton of Molly, and Johnny Guyton of Whiteville.

CLARENCE D. McKOY
GARLAND - Clarence D. McKoy, 59, of 177 Center Street, died Tuesday, March 25, at Sampson Regional Medical Center in Clinton.
He was born August 14,1943, in Philadelphia, Pa., a son of the late Alice McKoy.
The funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a. m. at Carter Funeral Home in Garland with Rev. Ida Stephens and Rev. John Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Garland Community Cemetery.
Mr. McKoy is survived by three sisters, Louise Richardson of Elizabethtown, Annie F. McKoy of Garland, and Willnetta Hammonds of Philadelphia; and a brother, Walter A. McKoy Jr. of Philadelphia.
The public will be received from 1 till 7 p. m. at Carter Funeral Home in Garland, and at other times at the home.
Carter is handling the arrangements.

JAMES LEE ROSE
WHITEVILLE - James Lee Rose, 52, of 1467 Mill Pond Road, died Wednesday, March 26, at Columbus County Hospital.
He was a farmer.
The funeral will be conducted at 12 noon today (Tuesday) at Peoples Funeral Home Chapel in Whiteville. Burial will be in Campground cemetery.
Mr. Rose is survived by two sons, Jimmy Rose of Loris, S. C., and Kenny B. Hardy of Fayetteville; a daughter, Stephanie Rose of Loris; and six sisters, Barbara Graham, Estella Singleton, Bernice Rose, and Marie Rose, all of Whiteville, Ada Baldwin of Clarkton, and Mary Fortune of New York.
Peoples Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

ISLA L. GRAY
ORRUM-Isla Lane Gray, 84, of 14743 NC 72 East, died Saturday, March 29, at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.
The funeral was conducted Monday at 2 p. m. at Mount Elam Baptist Church by the Rev. Bob Taylor. Burial was in the church cemetery.
She is survived by two sons, Lewis Gray and Glen Gray, both of Orrum; four daughters, Elizabeth Strange of Newport News, Va., Lois Williamson of Chadbourn, Dianne Johnson of Bladenboro, and Susan Parker of Evergreen; a brother, Douglas Lane of Lumberton; four sisters, Inez Gray of Fayetteville, Ithama Ivey of Proctorville, Myrtle Strickland of Lumberton, and Irene Hayes of Evergreen; 17 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.
Floyd Mortuary of Lumberton handled the arrangements.


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