WINSTON-SALEM -- Mrs. Lucille Carter of 1211 Dublin Drive died at her
home on Jan. 20, 1998.
Funeral will be held today, Jan. 26, 1998 at the Shiloh Baptist Church,
12th & Highland Ave., Winston-Salem. Viewing will be from 1:30-2 p.m.
after which the funeral is scheduled. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
She was retired from Forsyth Hospital and is survived by a devoted daughter,
Miss Willette Carter; one brother, Arthur Hanner; other relatives and friends.
Memorials may be made in her memory to Hospice of Winston-Salem.
Beasley Funeral Home of Gastonia is serving the family.
MABLE Y. DAVIS
Mrs. Mable Y. Davis "KK", 83, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998.
She was the daughter of the late Hurdle Frank and Lillie Richmond Younger
and the wife of the late Willie L. Davis.
Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998. Family time is
from 1-1:30 p.m. All services will be held at Mount Zion United Church
of God, 705 Banner Ave., Greensboro, where Mrs. Davis was a faithful member.
Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. LaVerne D. Goins; her sister, Mrs.
Mary L. Dean; grandchildren, Anthony L. Goins and wife Denise A. Goins,
Robin J. Goins and Phyllis P. Goins; and great-grandchildren, Tonika C.
Goins, Anthony L. Goins, II and CaRee R. Goins.
Arrangements by Brown's Funeral Home.
ELLIS WENDELL DOSS, SR.
WINSTON-SALEM -- Mr. Ellis Wendell Doss, Sr., 72, died Saturday, Jan.
24, 1998, at his residence.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in Oaklawn Memorial
Gardens by the Rev. Bill Chatman.
He was born Jan. 1, 1926 in Surry County to the late Charlie W. and
Maude Wall Doss. Mr. Doss opened the first Tasty Freeze Restaurant in Winston-Salem.
He was owner and operator of Doss' Grill Restaurants in Southside Winston-Salem
for 14 years retiring in 1983. Then passing on his experience to his son
at Doss' Grill Restaurant in Kernersville since his retirement. He served
in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Surviving are his wife, Minnie Brooks Doss of the home; one daughter
and son-in-law, June D. Callaway and husband, Steve of Winston-Salem; one
son and daughter-in-law, E.W. (Windy) Doss, Jr. and wife, Tonya of Oak
Ridge; four grandchildren, Kelsie, Kaylyn, Kendyl Doss and Andy Callaway;
a sister, Mrs. Patsy D. Melton of Kernersville; a brother, Clifton Lee
Doss of Texas.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. tonight at Hayworth-Miller
Silas Creek Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, 1100-C
S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
RICHARD LEE FLOYD
THOMASVILLE -- Richard Lee Floyd, 67, of 307 Moore St. died Saturday,
Jan. 24, 1998, at Forsyth Memorial Hospital in Winston-Salem.
Funeral will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, at West End United
Mr. Robert Francis "Bobby" Ford, 61, of 3013 Collier Drive died at
his residence on Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998.
Mr. Ford's funeral will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998
in the Forbis & Dick North Elm Street Chapel. Interment will follow
in Green Hill Cemetery.
Bobby Ford was born in Brooklyn, New York on Oct. 24, 1936 to the late
Francis and Elizabeth Brock Ford. He had lived in Smithfield for the past
four years, before moving to Greensboro because of his health. Mr. Ford
was of the Catholic faith.
Mr. Ford is survived by three sisters, Elizabeth Sylvia of Louisiana,
Patricia Gennaro of New York and Mary Hoppes of New Jersey; five brothers,
T.J. Ford of Greensboro, Francis Ford and Lawrence Ford of New York and
Raymond Ford and John Ford of Pennsylvania.
The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Forbis
& Dick North Elm Street and other times at the residence.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Greensboro, 2500 Summit
Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405; or to the St. Andrew's Food Pantry, 2105
West Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27403.
REIDSVILLE -- Funeral service for Mr. Robert Lee Galloway, 52, of 682
Hwy. 65, who died Jan. 23, 1998 will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wentworth
Baptist Church where he was a member. Burial will follow in Eden Gardens
He was a native of Rockingham County and a former teacher and principal
in the Virginia School System.
He is survived by a daughter, Robin Galloway of New York, NY; father,
Floyd Galloway, Sr. of Reidsville; sisters, Queenie E. Carter of Eden,
Essie M. Lowe of Madison, Beatrice Galloway of Reidsville; and brother,
Charles E. Galloway of Reidsville.
The family will receive friends from 7-7:30 p.m. tonight at Perry-Spencer
Funeral Home, Eden.
LEXINGTON -- Sid Edward Harris, 66, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 1998.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Silver Valley Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends 6:30-8:30 p.m. tonight at Briggs Funeral
Home in Denton.
RUTH ETTA SATCHER JONES
Mrs. Ruth Etta Satcher Jones, 81, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998.
Mrs. Jones funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998
in the Forbis & Dick Guilford College Chapel, with the Reverend Michael
Usey officiating. Interment will follow in the Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery.
Ruth Etta Satcher Jones was born in Greensboro on Sept. 21, 1916 to
the late Robert and Mary Satcher.
Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her loving husband, Mr. William
R. "Willie" Jones in 1996. Prior to Mr. Jones death in 1996, all who knew
and loved them, could always find Willie and Ruth at the bowling lanes.
Survivors include her two daughters, Donna Fenton and husband, Mike
of Greensboro, Delores Quinn and husband, John of Akron, Ohio; sisters,
Pauline S. Adams and Edna S. Stanley of Greensboro; and four grandchildren,
Amy F. Stevenson and husband, Jason, Kevin T. Quinn, Meaghan J. Quinn and
Patrick D. Quinn.
There is not a scheduled visitation with the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1114
Magnolia St., Greensboro, NC 27401.
THOMASVILLE -- Mrs. Ruth Virginia Prim Kearns, 90, of Salemtown Moravian
Home in Winston-Salem, formerly of Yokeley Road died Sunday, Jan. 25, 1998.
Graveside service will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Pleasant Hill
United Methodist Church Cemetery.
WALTER L. KEARNS
ASHEBORO -- Walter Lindley Kearns, 74, of 729 Mack Road died Jan. 25,
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel.
The family will be at Ridge Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. Monday and other
times at the home.
THOMAS S. LESTER
SUMMERFIELD -- Thomas S. Lester, 85, of 424 Witty Road died Sunday morning,
Jan. 25, 1998, at Vencor Hospital.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bethany United Methodist Church.
A native of Rockingham County, he was the owner and operator of Hudson
& Lester Hardware Store and also worked as a farmer. He was a faithful
member of Bethany United Methodist Church, a former director of Wachovia
Bank and served on the county committee of ASCS.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Lewis Lester.
Survivors include daughter, Linda Lester of the home; son, Lewis Lester
and wife, Donna of Summerfield; grandchildren Jacob and Jenna Lester; sisters,
Fannie Thomas of Madison, Gladys Jefferies of Winston-Salem, Lillie Carter
of Summerfield, Daisy Jones and husband, Johnnie of Reidsville, and Helen
Isley of Reidsville; brother, John Lester and wife, Frances of Reidsville;
sister-in-law, Ruth Lewis of Gibsonville; and brother-in-law, Floyd Lewis
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral
Home and other times at Lewis' home (360 Witty Road).
Memorials may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church, c/o Mr. Brent
Layman, 321 Century Trail, Summerfield, NC 27358.
BURLINGTON -- Mr. Gordon W. (Bubba) Majors, 72, of 2358 Timber Trail
died Sunday, Jan. 25, 1998, at Alamance Regional Medical Center.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at McClure Funeral Home Chapel, Graham.
The family will receive friends at McClure Funeral Home in Graham 6-8
p.m. tonight and other times at the residence.
SILER CITY -- Mrs. Novella Mauldin of M.L. King Blvd. died Sunday,
Jan. 25, 1998, at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at Knotts & Son Funeral Home, Siler
SARAH L. SMITH
LEXINGTON -- Sarah Lanier Smith, 77, of 400 Country Club Drive died
Saturday evening, Jan. 24, 1998, at Lexington Memorial Hospital, after
2 years declining health and 3 days critical illness.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998 at First United Methodist
Church where she was a member, conducted by Dr. J. Hurley Thomas. Burial
will be in Forest Hill Memorial Park.
Mrs. Smith was born in Greer, S.C. Jan. 21, 1921 to Harold H. Lanier
and Ida Mae Mitchell Lanier. She was co-founder of National Wholesale Company
and was active in the American Diabetes Association.
Survivors include husband, Edward (Eddie) Smith, Sr. of the home; sons,
Eddie Smith, Jr. and wife, Jo of Greenville; daughters, Lynda Smith Swann
and husband, Michael of Lexington; grandchildren, Christopher Blake Smith,
Melissa Lanier Swann and Parker Smith Swann; great-grandchildren, Grace
Elizabeth Smith, Sue Daniels Smith and Anna Kathryn Smith; sister, Connie
Craver of Cary.
The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. tonight at Davidson
Funeral Home and other times at the home, 400 Country Club Drive, Lexington.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, NC Affiliate,
3109 Poplarwood Court, Suite 125, Raleigh, NC 27604-1043.
D.O. "DOUG" TICE
Mr. D.O. "Doug" Tice, 91, formerly of 301 West Greenway South died
Sunday, Jan. 25, 1998, at Wesley Long Nursing and Rehab Center.
Arrangements are incomplete at Forbis & Dick North Elm Street.
LEIGH C. TODD
GLASGOW, VA -- Leigh C. Todd, 53, departed this life on Saturday, Jan.
24, 1998 for her heavenly home surrounded by her loving family.
The celebration of her life will be Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, at 2 p.m.
at St. John's Episcopal Church, Glasgow with the Rev. D. Holmes Irving,
Jr. officiating. The interment will follow in the Glasgow Cemetery.
She was born Feb. 21, 1944 in Yanceyville and lived in Glasgow for the
past 32 years. She worked for the Town of Glasgow for 17 years where she
devotedly helped others with their needs. She was a member of St. John's
Episcopal Church, the town's centennial and centennial park committees,
a past member of the Glasgow Volunteer Fire Department and Glasgow Life
Saving and First Aid Crew auxiliaries. She was active in the PTA and school
functions as her children were being educated.
She is survived by her husband, William Wayt King (Bill) Todd, Jr. of
Glasgow; daughter and son-in-law, Ammie Todd Moore and Keith Arnold Moore
of Glasgow; daughter, Mary Heather Todd and friend, Kevin Alan Kissner
of Roanoke; mother, Mary P. Cheek of Yanceyville; aunt, Erma P. Fowlkes
of Lexington; sister and brother-in-law, Anne and Harris Powell of Greensboro;
brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Pat Cheek of Fayetteville; mother-in-law,
Mrs. W.W.K. Todd, Sr. of Glasgow; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ammie
and Jerry Conner of Mountain Falls, Va.; three nephews; one niece; three
great-nephews; and one great-niece. She was preceded in death by her father,
James A. Cheek, Sr. She is also survived by a loving companion "Taffy"
and his friend "Kam". Leigh will be missed dearly by very special friends,
Sadie Claytor, Mary Jennings and Richard Spangler. She will also be missed
by a host of friends, neighbors and citizens in the town she loved so much.
The family welcomes friends to visit anything in their home at 1860
Pineview Drive, Glasgow.
In Leigh's memory, memorial contributions may be made to Rockbridge
Area Hospice, P.O. Box 948, Lexington, VA 24450; the Glasgow Volunteer
Fire Department, Glasgow, VA 24555; or the Glasgow First Aid Crew, Glasgow,
Arrangements by Bolling, Grose & Lotts, Buena Vista, Va.
WILLIAM R. "BILL" WELLS
William R. "Bill" Wells, 63, of Greensboro died Sunday, Jan. 25, 1998,
at his home.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday evening in the
Forbis and Dick North Elm Street Chapel.
Mr. Wells was a member of First Lutheran Church. He was in the antique
and used furniture business since the mid 1950's.
His wife, Mary and family will receive friends following the service
until 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Greensboro, 2500 Summit
Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405.
MT. GILEAD -- Mr. Marvin Eugene Williams, 78, died Sunday morning, Jan.
25, 1998, at the Stanly Manor Nursing Center.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998 at the Wadeville Baptist
Edward Brockington Crawford, of Washington DC and Durham, NC died November
16, 2000 while undergoing treatment for cancer. Eddie will be remembered
by his love of traveling across country, passion for politics and commitment
to family and friends. He was an alumnus of Galladuet University and a
retired civilian computer analyst/programmer for the US Army. He is survived
by his sister Dorothy Haynes and brother-in-law, Mack Haynes, Sr., of Durham,
NC; one nephew Mack Haynes, Jr., Mack Jr's wife Nicole Haynes, two great
nieces Symayah Haynes, and Amara Haynes and one great nephew, Jaseer Haynes
of Bowie, MD; and a host of other relatives and close friends. A memorial
service will be held on Saturday, January 13 at 1 p.m. at the Peikoff Alumni
House, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Ave., NE Washington, DC 20002.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts be made in his memory
to the Gallaudet University, Linwood D. Smith Fund. (Please mail to the
Office of Development at the address above.) Published December 16,
Evelyn Cooke Crenshaw, age 86, of 1716 Legion Rd, died Thursday at
Britthaven of Chapel Hill. Mrs. Crenshaw was born in Pittsylvania Co.,
VA. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in Maplewood Cemetery.
The Rev. Andrew Davis will officiate. Arrangements are with Hall-Wynne
Funeral Service. Published December 16, 2000.
Mrs. Diane Spettigue Emery, age 59 of 710 Stallings Road died after
injuries sustained in an automobile accident Thursday, December 14, 2000.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday, at 11 a.m. at Fuller Memorial Associate
Reformed Presbyterain Church with Dr. Darrell Pond and Rev. Betty Bunn
officiating. The family will receive friend Monday 6-9 p.m. at Hudson Funeral
Home. Published December 16, 2000.
Mr. Franklin Fairey, age 95, of 403 Monticello Ave., died Friday morning
in Duke Medical Center. Mr. Fairey was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita
A native of Branchville, SC he attended Trinity College and has resided
in Durham since 1926. Mr. Fairey started his career in the hosiery industry
with Golden Belt Mfg, Co., and later founded the Fairey Finishing Plant
Inc., of which he served as president for a number of years, retiring in
Mr. Fairey was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church and the
Durham Kiwanis Club.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Nancy and Rod Forbis of
Durham; five grandsons and three granddaughters-in-law; two great granddaughters,
and a close and dear friend, Mamie Burwell and her family.
Graveside funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. in Maplewood
Cemetery, section 17. Officiating will be the Rev. Ben Rouse and the Rev.
Instead of flowers memorials may be made to the Franklin Fairey Pastors
Discretionary Fund at Epworth Untied Methodist Church, 3002 Hope Valley
Road, Durham, NC., 27707.
Arrangements with Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home. Published January
N. Eugenia ''Jeanie'' Stephens Anderson, age 55, of 402 Powe Street,
died Sunday, January 21, 2001 at Durham Regional Hospital.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at
West Durham Baptist Church. Rev. Sharon Edwards officiating, Cremation
Memorial Service. Visitation will be held Wednesday, one hour prior to
Mrs. Anderson was a native of Durham County, and employed as a clinic
receptionist at Metropolitan Medical Group.
Survivors include, her husband, James L. Anderson, of Durham, sisters,
Virginia Roan Jackson, Georgia S. Hunter, brothers, George W. Stephens,
III, niece and great niece Monica and Micah Haymer, nephews, Ronald T.
Jackson, Anthony G. Jackson, Mike L. Jackson, and nephew and niece John
and Dana Hunter, all of Durham, step-son, James L. Anderson Jr, of Detroit,
granddaughter, Racquel Verbal, of Durham. Published January 23, 2001.
Mrs. Barbara Carron, age 45, of 804 Angier Ave Apt 316 Died at her
home on Sunday evening. Ellis D. Jones & Sons Funeral Directors will
announce funeral arrangements. Published January 23, 2001.
William Michael Gregory, 34, of Windlestraw Dr., Durham died Thursday
January 18, 2001 at Triangle Hospiceís Meadowlands following an
Originally from Binghamton, NY, Mr. Gregory has been a Durham resident
for 10 years. He had been employed by Circle K and Brueggerís Bagels.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Gregory of Binghamton,
NY. A close friend, Tracy Wolcott and his beloved dog, Alex.
Mr. Gregory will be laid to rest in Upstate NY at a date to be determined.
Memorials may be made to Triangle Hospice, Inc., 1804 MLK Jr. Parkway,
Suite #12, Durham, NC 27707. Published January 23, 2001.
Miss Heather Jackola, 16, of 10117 Hampton Rd., Rougemont, died Monday
morning as the results of an automobile accident. Miss Jackola was born
at Whidbey Island, Washington. She was a student at Northern High School
where she was a member of the Spanish Club. Miss Jackola was a member of
the Rougemont chapter of 4-H and was employed at Quail Roost Animal Hospital.
She was of the Baptist faith.
Miss Jackola is survived by her parents, Mark and Donna Jackola of
the home; a brother, Erik Jackola of the home; her grandparents, Barbara
Teasley of Bahama and George and Myrtle Jackola of Durham; and a great
grandmother, Betty Castleberry of
Funeral services will be held Wednesday 3 PM at Grace Baptist Church.
Burial will follow in Ellis Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery in
Bahama. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 PM
at Clements Funeral Home in Durham. Published January 23, 2001.
Mrs. Cecilia Walter McNeill, 88, died Sunday at her home. Mrs. McNeill
was born in Woodside, NY, the daughter of the late Frank and Aurelia Walter.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John A. McNeill.
A loving mother, Mrs. McNeill was a long standing member of Willowhaven
An avid golfer and bridge player she is survived by two sons, Jock
McNeill of Sun City, AZ and Stuart McNeill of Blanch, NC; a brother, Robert
Walter of Green Cove Springs, FL; two grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Memorial service will be held Wednesday 4 PM at Clements Funeral Chapel
in Durham. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2
to 4 PM at Clements Funeral Home. Published January 23, 2001.
Garland ''Bob'' Widener, went to his eternal resting place, Sunday,
January 21, 2001. He is survived by his daughter, Julia Widener, granddaughters,
Jasmine and Jeanette Widener, all of Durham, brother, Bill Widener of Durham,
sisters Delores Bacone, of Lynchburg, Va., Marie Schmidt and Betty Widener,
of Milton Fla., and Wanda Widener, of Pensacola , Fla., special woman friend,
Betty Zieger as well as other friends. Friends may visit with family at
his residence 1001 Meriwether Drive, Apt L-5
Wednesday, January 24, 2001.
Mrs. Mary Ann Allen, of 116 Chattleton Ct., died Thursday morning at
Durham Regional Hospital, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born
in Galicia, Ill., Mrs. Allen was the daughter of the late Henry and Zelma
Jackson Field. In 1960, she married her best friend, Richard D. Allen,
whom she accompanied on numerous assignments in Durham; San Angelo, Texas;
and Tampa, Fla., on behalf of his employer, GTE.
Mrs. Allen always shared her time and energies to help others. Her
volunteerism was evidenced in organizations such as Durham Regional Hospital
Auxiliary and Meals on Wheels, as well as substitute teaching.
In addition to her husband, surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Debra
Acker and her husband, Robert, of Roxboro, and Atene Rippy and her husband,
William, of Columbia, S.C.; a son, Samuel L. Bond, of Marion, Ohio; one
sister, Frieda Higgins and husband, Dean, of Mt. Gilliad, Ohio; four brothers,
Gerald Field and wife, Mary, of Peru, Ind., Thomas Field and wife, Sharon,
of Lake Villa, Ill., and Henry Field and wife, Shirley, and Kenneth Field
and wife, Sue, all of Marion, Ohio; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren;
and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at Clements Funeral
Chapel in Durham, the Rev. Don Chasteen officiating. No formal visitation
is scheduled at the funeral home. Flowers are acceptable, or memorial contributions
may be made to Triangle Hospice, 1804 MLK Jr. Pkwy., Suite 112, Durham,
N.C. 27707. Published February 23, 2001.
Mrs. Ruby Proctor Couch, 90, formerly of 2612 Cammie St., died Thursday
morning at Treyburn Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. Mrs. Couch was
born in Durham, the daughter of the late Sam and Mollie Garrard Proctor.
She retired from Liggett & Myers Tobacco Co. in 1976. Mrs. Couch was
a member of Guess Road Baptist Church and the Woodmen of the World-360.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin Couch.
Mrs. Couch is survived by a daughter, Judy Woods and husband, David,
of Timberlake; a grandson, Brad Woods and wife, DeeDee; a great- granddaughter,
Chandler Grace Woods; a niece, Mildred Stone, of Chapel Hill; and a nephew,
Ray Proctor, of Morrisville.
Graveside funeral service will be held Saturday 11 a.m. at Maplewood
Cemetery, Dr. Gary Byrd officiating. The family will receive friends Friday
evening from 7 to 9 at Clements Funeral Home in Durham. Flowers are acceptable,
or memorial contributions may be made to Guess Road Baptist Church, 3102
Guess Rd., Durham, N.C. 27705. Published February 23, 2001.
Funeral service for Mrs. Virgie Jones Davis, 95, retired Durham school
teacher, will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Locust Grove Baptist Church,
Nelson County, Va. Family at 3103 Neale St., Richmond, Va. (804) 644-8839.
Published February 23, 2001.
Mrs. Concepcion A. Lelay, age 90, died Wednesday morning at Northwood
Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, after a brief illness. A native of
the Philippines, Mrs. Lelay moved to Durham in the 1970s with her family.
Mrs. Lelay was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. In
addition to her love of family, she enjoyed sewing and cooking. Mrs. Lelay
was very generous with her time by volunteering her services at the senior
citizen center and for other worthwhile causes.
Mrs. Lelay is survived by three daughters and two sons, Dee Quiambao,
of Durham, Gilda Cardona, of Maryland, and Myrna Lelay, Edgar Lelay, and
Ruben Lelay, all of the Philippines. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren
and seven great-grandchildren. Mrs. Lelay was preceded in death by her
loving husband of 57 years, Patricio N. Lelay.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday,
February 24, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Father David McBriar
will officiate. Burial will follow in Markham Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be held from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday at Hall-Wynne
Funeral Home. Published February 23, 2001.
Mr. John Murray, 63, of 1105 Simmons St., died Saturday, February 17,
2001. Memorial services will be held Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Oak Grove
Freewill Baptist Church. Arrangements are by Scarborough & Hargett
Funeral Home. Published February 23, 2001.
Dr. Carl Norris Patterson, of 47 Forest at Duke Dr., died February
22. He was born in 1918 in Cecil County, Md., to Lee Austin Patterson and
Mildred Jackson Patterson. He was educated at the Tome School, Franklin
and Marshall College, and the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
He did his internship and residency at Mercy Hospital in Baltimore and
then served as a surgeon in the Navy during World War II.
Dr. Patterson had retired as chief of the department of otolaryngology
at McPherson Hospital (now N.C. Eye and Ear Hospital) and served as associate
clinical professor of otolaryngology at Duke University Medical Center.
He held memberships and leadership positions in numerous professional associations.
He was president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive
Surgery; president of the American Laryngological, Philological, and Otological
Society; vice president of the American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head
and Neck Surgery; president of the N.C. Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Society;
a fellow of the American College of Surgeons; and held memberships in the
American Medical Association and the Durham-Orange Medical Society. Dr.
Patterson specialized in facial reconstructive plastic surgery and the
study and analysis of beauty. He was internationally renowned for his pioneering
work in reconstructive inner ear surgery.
Because of his concern for and dedication to hearing-impaired children,
he founded the Training Center for Hearing Impaired Children, which was
operated in his church, St. Stephen's, for many years before the Durham
Public Schools took over the program. The Training Center provided equipment
and instruction that allowed hearing-impaired children to be mainstreamed
into the public school system. The Training Center currently provides post-graduate
scholarships for hearing-impaired students from Durham.
Dr. Patterson was one of seven founders of St. Stephen's Episcopal
Church, where he served as treasurer, lay reader, chalice bearer, and vestry
member. He served on the board of St. Stephen's Foundation for many years.
An avid golfer, Dr. Patterson enjoyed many years of membership at Hope
Valley Country Club and the Country Club of North Carolina. He and his
wife established the Patterson Open in Palm Beach, an invitational golf
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ruth Dissinger Patterson; a
daughter, Patrice Patterson LeClerc, of Canton, N.Y.; two sons, Lee Austin
Patterson II (Elizabeth), of Durham, and Carl Norris Patterson Jr. (Janet),
of Raleigh; and three grandchildren, Lee Austin Paterson III, of Chapel
Hill, and Carl Norris Patterson III and Catherine Hyde Patterson, of Raleigh.
He is also survived by three brothers, Marion Lee Patterson, of Hockessin,
Del., Dale Patterson, of Severna Park, Md., and Ross Patterson, of Perryville,
A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 24, at 11:00 a.m.
at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. The Rev. John W.S. Davis, the Rev. William
Marchl, and the Rev. Samuel Mason will officiate. The family will receive
friends in the St. Stephen's parish hall following the service and also
on Friday, February 23, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the home of his son Lee
Patterson, at 3930 Plymouth Rd.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Training Center for
Hearing Impaired Children Foundation, P.O. Box 341, Durham, N.C. 27702.
Arrangements are being handled by Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home.
Published February 23, 2001.
Emerson Roberts, 79, of 1124 Shine St., Kinston, died at Lenoir Memorial
Hospital. He was formerly of Durham. Funeral arrangements are incomplete
at Fisher Funeral Parlor. Published February 23, 2001.
Mr. Rodney J. Turner, 36, of 501 Prospect Blvd., Apt. 24-A, Frederick,
Md., died Saturday, February 17, 2001. Funeral services will be 12 noon
Saturday at Scarborough & Hargett Funeral Home. Visitation will be
at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Published February 23, 2001.