Miscellaneous Durham County, North Carolina Obituaries


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GOOSE CREEK, SC -- Rubye Frances Williams Reinhardt, 90, widow of Joseph S. Reinhardt, of 113 Barrington Blvd., died Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at her residence. 

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 1998, at Hillsborough Town Cemetery.

Mrs. Reinhardt was born Dec. 22, 1907, in LaGrange, a daughter of the late Harvey V. Williams and Lillie Turnage Williams.

She was a member of The First Methodist Church of Hillsborough.

Surviving are a son, Harvey W. Reinhardt of Goldsboro; four daughters, Joan Reinhardt of Mebane; Betty R. McClintock of Greensboro; Dr. Mary R. Roberts of Mystic Isle, NJ; Lucy R. Evans of Goose Creek, SC; a daughter in spirit, Lora W. Kernodle of Mebane; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Dorchester Human Development Board, 500 North Main Street, Box 500, Summerville, SC 29483.

James A. Dyal Funeral Home of Summerville, SC is assisting the family. 


ASHEBORO -- Lee Jay Stone, 91, died Jan. 27, 1998 at Clapp's Convalescent Nursing Home in Asheboro. 

On Jan, 29, a 2 pm funeral service will be held at the Church of The Good Shepherd, 505 Mountain Rd., Asheboro, followed by a graveside service at Oaklawn Cemetery, Albemarle Rd., Asheboro.

Born May 17, 1906, in Frackville, Pa., Mr. Stone was the son and one of eight brothers and sisters born to Emma Jane and John William Stone. Mr. Stone graduated from Lebanon Valley College with a B.S. in Economics, and from Columbia University in New York City with a Masters of Business Administration. He pursued a 31 year career in eduction and coaching football during which time he coached at Appalachian State Teachers College, Boone; Trenton State Teachers college, Trenton, N.J.; Lee Edwards High School, Asheville; Broughton High School, Raleigh; and Asheboro High School.

Some of coach Stone's achievements include North Carolina State AAA Championship at Broughton High; Western N.C. High School activities Association championships at Asheboro High School in 1950, 1958 and 1965; 29 consecutive years without a losing season; twice head coach in the N.C. Shrine Bowl; coach one year of the west Team in the East-West All star Game; past president, N.,C. Coaches Association; and induction into the N.C. Sports Hall of Fame and the N.C. High School Sports Hall of Fame.

He served on the Asheboro City School Board for five consecutive six-year terms, in numerous other civic positions, and ran twice for the North Carolina State House of Representatives. Coach Stone was a long-time member of the Kiwanis Club and the Church of the Good shepherd.

He is survived by his daughters, Frances Stone Sechler of Asheboro and Susan Lynn Stone of Asheville; his grandson, Joseph S. Sechler, Jr. of Apex; his granddaughter, Katharine Lynn Sechler of Winston-Salem; his nephews, Robert Field Stockton, IV of Vero Beach, Fla. and Raymond Beck of Raleigh.

The family will be a Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Ave., Asheboro, from 7 pm to 9 pm Wednesday, Jan. 28, and 11 am to 1 pm Thursday, Jan. 29. Other times, friends will be received at the home of Frances and Joseph Sechler, 903 Back Creek Rd., Asheboro.

Memorials may be made to the Asheboro City Schools Education Foundation, Lee Jay Stone Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1103, Asheboro, N.C. 27204. 


Mr. Wayne Sudderth of Friends Home West, died Jan. 15, 1998 at age 103. Born August 27, 1894 in Cherokee County, N.C., he migrated to the Oklahoma Territory soon after graduation from Murphy, N.C. High School. He witnessed statehood for Oklahoma in 1907. During World I he served in the United States Navy in Washington, D.C. and aboard the minesweeper U.S. Owl. After the war he resumed his career in the field of real estate appraising and mortgage loans in Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico. In 1928 he was one of the founders of Rio Grande Life Insurance Company and served on its board of directors. In 1940 he married Oklahoman, Gladis Lundy, who survives. 

Active in the emerging profession of appraising, in 1940 Mr. Sudderth was a charter member of Oklahoma City Chapter #25, Society of Real Estate Appraisers. He was awarded the Senior Residential Appraiser (SRA) designation in 1941. Shortly thereafter, he was hired by Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Company to make mortgage loans in the Southwest. Transferred to Greensboro, N.C. in 1947, he was retired at age 65 in 1959 from the mortgage loan department; he was the oldest alumnus of Jefferson-Pilot Insurance Company.

Mr. Sudderth began a second career after retirement with his Sudderth Appraisal Company. appointed by the Society of Real Estate Appraisers in 1959 to form a chapter in piedmont North Carolina, he oversaw the chartering of Chapter #153 in Greensboro in 1960 and served as its first president. Also in 1960, he made appraisals in the first North Carolina Urban Renewal Project, R-1, in Greensboro, N.C., thereafter appraising other North Carolina projects in Asheville, Fayetteville, Salisbury, and Laurinburg. With the expansion of the Piedmont Triad International Airport in the 1960's, Mr. Sudderth began a long association with the Airport Authority, serving as one of their fee appraisers until his retirement from that position at age 101, when he relinquished his driver's license. He was one of the first in the nation to earn the Senior Real Estate Analyst (#64) designation in 1963. In 1968 he was elected to the International Board of Governors of the society of Real Estate Appraisers for two, three-year terms. The local appraisal organization honored him first in 1985 and again in 1987 with an endowed real estate scholarship in his name at Appalachian State University.

In his 100+ years, Mr. Sudderth found time to gain recognition as a breeder of hunting horses and dogs and was an avid gardener until he moved to his retirement home. He was a member of the Guilford College Civitan Club.

He was a charter member of the Starmount Presbyterian Church where a memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998 at 2 pm. In addition to his wife of 58 years, Mr. Sudderth is survived by a daughter, Linda Carley Sherman and two granddaughters, Melinda and Carolina Carley, all of New York City. The family requests no flowers. Memorials may be made to Starmount Presbyterian Church.


HIGH POINT -- Mrs. Anne Louise Smith Thacker, 82, former resident of Stokesdale, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, at the Presbyterian Home of High Point. 

A graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 1998, at Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery by the Rev. Lloyd Hunsucker.

Mrs. Thacker was born June 8, 1915 in Rockingham County, a daughter of Wade Albert and Elizabeth Tullock Smith. She was a retired employee of Oakhurst Rest Home in Greensboro, where she was employed as a nurses' aid. Mrs. Thacker was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Greensboro. On May 18, 1935, she was married to John R. Thacker , who died March 25, 1956.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. James (Carol) Newman of High Point; one son, Robert Kenneth Thacker of Duncan, Okla.; one brother, James P. Smith of Stoneville; one sister, Mrs. Jane P. Brendle of Stokesdale; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998, at the Cumby Mortuary on Eastchester Drive.


OAK RIDGE -- Timothy Edward Visser, 18, of 8545 Benbow-Merrill Road, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley, W.Va. 

Mr. Visser's funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998, in the Forbis and Dick Guilford Chapel. Interment will follow in Westminster Gardens.

Timothy Edward Visser was born on June 4, 1979, in Waterloo, Iowa. He was a student at Appalachian Bible College, where he was majoring in Bible study with a minor in mission, preparing to go into the mission field. Timothy was a member of Edgefield Baptist Church.

Survivors include his parents, Leonard and Gale Visser; and a brother, Nathan Visser; all of the home.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998, at Forbis and Dick Guilford Chapel and other times at the residence.

Memorial contributions may be made to Edgefield Baptist Church, Mission Project Fund, 3530 Edgefield Rd., Greensboro, NC 27409. 


Mr. Stephen Taylor Alt, 52, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at Moses Cone Hospital. 

A Funeral Mass will be said at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, at St. Benedict's Catholic Church by Monsignor Joseph Showfety and Father Conrad Kimbrough.

A native of New York, NY, Mr. Alt attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He was the recipient of the Westinghouse Science Award and was a National Merit Scholar. He worked as a medical transcriptionist and was an accomplished musician. He was of the Catholic faith.

He is survived by his father, Capt. Earl J. Alt, USN Ret., of San Antonio, Texas; one sister, Barbara Sutor of Philadelphia, Pa.; two brothers, Peter of Greensboro and Michael of Philadelphia, Pa.

The family will receive friends following the service at 7417 Poplar Grove Trail.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Triad Health Project or St. Benedict's Church.


EDEN -- Walter Robert Biggs, 72, of 914 Willow St., died Monday, Jan. 26, 1998, at his home. 

Arrangements are incomplete at Fair Funeral Home.

He was a native of Eden, a member of Kingdom Hall and a WWII Navy Veteran. Mr. Biggs was a retired electrician for Fieldcrest Mills.

Survivors are his three daughters, Joan Burnstine of Orlando, Fla.; Jean Stansbury of Roanoke Rapids; Mary Louise Dupont of Anaheim, Calif.; one son, Sonny Butts of Silver Springs, Md.; two sisters, Jackie Ragan and Gladys White both of Red Springs; one brother, Melvin Biggs of Eden; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 


MOCKSVILLE -- Mrs. Dorothy "Dottie" Frazier Binkley, 83, of West Melbourne, Fla., died Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at the Indian River Center in West Melbourne. 

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998, in Eaton Funeral Chapel, with Mr. David Binkley officiating. Burial will be in the Jericho Church of Christ Cemetery in Mocksville.

Mrs. Binkley was born in Taylorsville, and was a homemaker. She and her late husband were former residents of Mocksville and moved to Cummings, Georgia in 1990, and later to Brevard County, Florida. She was a member of the Melbourne Church of Christ. She was the widow of the late James G. Binkley.

Surviving are four daughters, Jan DeWeese of Salem, Ore.; Lynneth Slaughter of Gainsville, Fla.; Candace Baxley and Cindy Schieffelin, both of Indialantic, Fla.; five sons, Jim Binkley and Tim Binkley both of Rosewell, Ga.; David Binkley and Mike Binkley, both of Marietta, Ga.; and Ed Binkley of Greenwood, SC; 28 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Gladys Benbow of Winston-Salem; three brothers, Calvin Luther Frazier, II of Belaire, Fla.; Ronald Frazier of Winston-Salem; and Kenneth Frazier of Rome, Ga.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to the hour of the service on Wednesday, at the Eaton Funeral Home.


ASHEBORO -- Joseph Dwight (J.D.) Brown, 55, of 1006 Uwharrie St., died Monday, Jan. 26, 1998. 

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998, at Loflin Funeral Home Chapel.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, at the Loflin Funeral Home in Ramseur, other times, at the home of Julia Ferguson, 1006 Uwharrie St., Asheboro. 


TARBORO -- Joseph C. Cordle, 88, a former resident of Greensboro, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 1998. 

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998, at Carlisle Funeral Home with Dr. Lavelle Waters officiating.

Survivors include his daughter, Elizabeth C. Creutz of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; sons, J.C. Cordle, Jr. of San Diego, Calif.; and Stephen R. Cordle of Arlington, Va. 


ORIENTAL -- Mr. William J. Davenport, 71, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at Vintage Inn in Williamston. 

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998, at the Oriental United Methodist Church, Oriental, NC.

Mr. Davenport, a native of Fanning County, Georgia, graduated from the University of Florida and made a career as a landscape architect and land planner for the City of Miami Beach, and the Dade County Parks department. He was retired from the United States Federal Government Department of Housing and Urban Development. He also held a private practice in landscape architecture in South Florida and Cuba. Mr. Davenport was a member of the United States Power Squadron and past member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

He is survived by his wife, Madge C. Davenport; sons, William J. Davenport, Jr. of Monument, Colo.; Dr. John A. Davenport of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.; and five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service Wednesday, in the fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Oriental United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 70, Oriental, NC 28571.

Arrangements are by S.G. Wilkerson & Sons Funeral Home, Greenville, NC. 


Carrie DeLapp Faries, 90, of Guilford Health Center, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 1998, at the center. 

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998, at Lowes United Methodist Church Cemetery.

She was a native of Reidsville; was a secretary for Davis & Davis and a member of Myers Park Methodist Church.

Survivors are her brothers, James R. "Dickie" DeLapp of Reidsville; Jerry R. DeLapp of Miami, Fla.; and a special niece, Elizabeth Caudle of Greensboro.

There will be no formal visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lowes United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 3191 NC Hwy 87, Reidsville, NC 27320. 


BURLINGTON -- Mr. William Edwin Faucette, 87, of White Oak Manor, died Monday, Jan. 26, 1998. 

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998, at Grace United Methodist Church.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, at the Rich & Thompson Mortuary in Burlington. 

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