Miscellaneous Henderson County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Sylvia P. Bullock 
WARRENTON — Sylvia Palmer Bullock, 68, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at Nash General Hospital in Nash County.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Macon. The Rev. Lawrence Harrison will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are one brother, Russell Palmer Jr. of Wise; three nieces; and two nephews.  
Arrangements are by R.H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton. 
  

Edward Plummer 

WARREN COUNTY — Edward Plummer, 81, formerly of Warren County, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, in Hackensack, N.J.   
Arrangements are by R.H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton. 
  

W. Norman Ranes 

HENDERSON — William Norman Ranes, 86, formerly of 505 Ivey St., Henderson, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, in a local nursing home.  
He was a Vance County native and the son of the late Will and Eva Gupton Ranes. He was the widower of Mildred Fuller Ranes.  
He was a retired truck driver with Roses Inc., where he was employed for approximately 20 years. He was a member of North Henderson Church of God.  
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Flowers Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Lawrence Leonhardt and Charles Ray Anderson. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens.  
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.  
The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 9 p.m. tonight at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home of Ray and Bonnie Ranes, 350 Wesley Drive, Henderson.  
Serving as active pallbearers will be Louis Mosley, Douglas Manning, Earl Reid, Bruce Gupton, Doug Leonhardt, Larry Leonhardt, Anthony McGhee and Buck Stallings.  
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home. 
  

Edna Rae Summerlin 

MOUNT OLIVE — Mrs. Edna Rae Whaley Summerlin, 62, died Thursday, July 20, 2000. 
Survivors include: one son, Donald Ray Summerlin, of Mount Olive; one daughter, Paula S. Malpass, of Mount Olive; her mother, Verie T. Whaley of Henderson; one brother, Jacob Whaley of Warrenton; three sisters, Scarlet Summerlin of Mount Olive, and Brenda Whaley and Penny Sue Hoff, both of Henderson; and five grandchildren. 
Services will be at 7 p.m. Friday in the chapel of the Tyndall Funeral home of Mount Olive. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Rooty Branch Church Cemetery. 
The family will receive friends on Friday night at the funeral home, following the service. 
  

Mary Wilson 

HENDERSON — Mary Elizabeth Burt Wilson, 80, of 509 Adams St., died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at Maria Parham Hospital.  
She was a Vance County native and the daughter of the late Irving Roy and Mary Alice Garnes Burt.  
She was educated in the Vance County Elementary Schools and received her bachelor of science degree in education from Winston-Salem State University (Winston-Salem Teacher’s College) and pursued and received a M.A. degree in education at Columbia University, New York.  
She taught in the Vance County Schools for 37 years, where she was a member of local, state and national professional organizations including National and Vance County Chapter, WSSU Alumni Association, National Educational Association, North Carolina Association of Education, Vance County Unit, Retired School Personnel. Civically, she was a charter member of the board of directors, Henderson Institute graduate and former Students Association; a member of the Trade Alumni Chapter, H.I.G. & F.A.; a charter member of the Urban-Suburban Garden Club.  
She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church for 67 years in which she served as a Sunday school teacher and church clerk for over 25 years.  
She was the widow of James E. Wilson.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Shiloh Baptist Church in Henderson by the Rev. Joseph L. Ratliff and Dr. Saint Paul Epps. Burial will follow in the Sunset Gardens Cemetery.  
She is survived by a daughter, Ruth Helen Wilson; and a sister, Ruth C. Burt.  
The family will receive friends at the home.  
Pallbearers will be deacons of the church and Lewis Brodie and Ernest Ramsey.  
Floralbearers will be deaconesses of the church, Urban-Suburban Garden Club and The Triad Alumni Chapter.  
Floral contributions will be accepted. Contributions may be made to the Building Fund of Shiloh Baptist Church, c/o Linda Crews, 635 College St., Henderson, N.C. 27536.  
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services Inc. 

Amanda A. Braswell 
HENDERSON — Amanda Alice “Mandy” Braswell, 21, of 377 Abbott Road, Henderson, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, in Duke University Medical Center in Durham, after losing a long battle with leukemia. She was a Durham County native and the daughter of Marvin Leslie and Alice Guill Braswell of Henderson.  
She was a 1997 graduate of Southern Vance High School. Prior to her illness, she was a student in information systems at Vance Granville Community College, and was an office assistant with Food Lion Inc. in Franklinton. She was a member of Union Chapel United Methodist Church.  
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Union Chapel United Methodist Church, conducted by the Revs. Lynwood Boyette and Jim Hines. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her fiance, Jerry Wilson of Oxford.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home on 377 Abbott Road. The family will also receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall.  
Serving as active pallbearers will be Daniel Reynolds, Kevin  Tart, Sam Watkins, Jeremy Phelps, Chad Whittemore, Tim Bell, Joshua Williams, and Ryant Tharrington. The Class of 1997 of Southern Vance High School will serve as honorary pallbearers.  
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society of North Carolina, 5801 Executive Center, Suite 101, Charlotte, N.C. 28212.  
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home. 
  

James L. Garrett Sr.  

OXFORD — James Leonard Garrett Sr., 83, of 137 Webb Place, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at Vencor Pettigrew Nursing Home in Durham. He was a Mecklenburg County native and the son of the late James H. and Martha Newton Garrett.  
He was an army veteran of World War II, was of the Baptist faith and was a retired farmer. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Eakes Funeral Chapel in Oxford by the Rev. Cecil Newton. Burial will be in Meadowview Memorial Park.  
Surviving are his wife, Inez Coley Garrett of the home; a son, James L. Garrett Jr. of Oxford; a sister, Zelma G. Elliott of Oxford; two grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.  
Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford and at other times at 219 Maple Drive, Oxford, N.C. 27565.  
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home Inc. 

Morris E. Brogden 

CREEDMOOR — Morris Edward Brogden, 69, of 1520 Boyce Bridge Road, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at Durham Regional Hospital. He was a Granville County native and the son of the late Tom and Beulah Keith Brogden.  
He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church, an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, and was retired from the North Carolina Department of Transportation.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Eakes Funeral Chapel in Creedmoor by the Revs. Robert Oliver and R.R. Pulley. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens.  
Surviving are his wife, Dollie Mitchell Brogden of the home; a son, Dennis E. Brogden of Youngsville; one granddaughter; five brothers, Thomas Brogden of Durham, Elmo Brogden of Hope Mills, Paul Brogden and Clyde Gene Brogden, both of Creedmoor and Joe E. Brogden of Wake Forest.  
Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and at other times at the home. 
  

Harry Cason 

NEW YORK — Harry Cason, husband of Andrea Fitts Cason, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, in New York City.  
Surviving are his wife, one son and two daughters.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at Saint Luke’s AME Church in New York, N.Y.  
Local arrangements are by E.C. Terry’s Funeral Service. 
  

Harriet R. Dixon 

GREENVILLE — Harriet R. Dixon, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at P.C.M.H. She was a native of Henderson and the widow of William Dixon.  
She graduated from Henderson Institute and furthered her education at Livingston College, earning her master’s degree at Hampton Institute, Hampton, Va. She was employed by the Pitt County School system for 33 years. She was a faithful member of York Memorial AME Zion Church, having served on various boards including the choir and as a Sunday school teacher.  
Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at York Memorial AME Zion Church. Entombment followed at Homestead Memorial Gardens.  
Surviving are her daughter, Samandra Chavis; six sisters, Kizzie Brown, Elnora O’Hara, Mary Morton and Sophia Ramey, all of Henderson, Sallie Letterlough of Maryland and Olivia Blanding of Plainfield, N.J.; two brothers, Richard Russell and Edward G. Russell, both of Washington, D.C.; three grandchildren. 
The family received friends at York Memorial AME Zion Church.  
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be made to The Buds of Promise of York Memorial AME Zion Church, 201 Tyson St., Greenville, NC 27834.  
Arrangements are by Phillips Brothers Mortuary. 
  

Edith H. Jackson 

FRANKLINTON — Edith Hight Jackson, 82, of 205 N. Hillsborough St., died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at her home. She was the daughter of the late Jewel Hight and Thurston J. Jackson. 
She was an educator, having taught at Leggett, Fayetteville, Louisburg and Franklinton High School where she spent most of her career. She was a graduate of Louisburg College, UNC-Greensboro, and UNC-Chapel Hill. She was a member of the Franklinton United Methodist Church.  
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Franklinton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Luis Reinoso, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.  
She is survived by her brother, William P. Jackson of Marion, Va. 
The family received friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Sandling Funeral Home.  
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Franklinton United Methodist Church. 
Arrangements are by Sandling Funeral Home. 
  

Melissa Jacobs 

HENDERSON — Melissa Jacobs, 22, of O’Berry Center, Goldsboro, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at Wayne Memorial Hospital.  
Arrangements are by Wright Funeral Home of Henderson. 
  

John H. Stegall Jr. 

MACON — John Henry Stegall Jr., 86, of Rt. 1 Box 28, Macon, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at Warren Hills Nursing Center. He was a Warren County native and the son of the late John Henry Stegall Sr., and Irene Fannie Thompson Stegall. 
He was a member of Hebron United Methodist Church.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Blaylock Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. 
Surviving are one son, Thomas Stegall of Macon; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Blaylock Funeral Home in Warrenton.

Cleveland Gill 

HENDERSON -- Cleveland Gill, 76, of 3545 Gillburg Road, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at Maria Parham Hospital. He was a Franklin County native and the son of the late Joseph and Mary F. Morton Gill.  
He attended the Vance County Public Schools and was a veteran of the United States Army.  
He was an employee of Burkart from which he retired after 30 years of service.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Mary’s A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are his wife, Zelma Magbie Gill of the home; nine children, Mary F. Gill and Beatrice B. Gill, both of the home,  Mattie M. Hargrove, Josephine Brodie, Zelma A. Kittrell, Carrie Henderson and Delores Paschall, all of Henderson, Mary Thomas of Richmond, Va., Phillip Gill of Durham; one brother, Cornelius Gill of Henderson; two sisters, Mary Gill Grant of Henderson and Eva M. Gill Bryant of Bridgeport, Conn.; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Garnes Funeral Chapel and all other times at the home.  
Pallbearers will be nephews.  
Floralbearers will be nieces.  
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services Inc. 
  

William T. Henderson  

HENDERSON -- William T. Henderson, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at the V.A. Medical Center in Durham.  
Arrangements will be announced later by Garnes Funeral Services Inc. 
  

Melissa Jacobs 

HENDERSON -- Melissa Jacobs, 22, of O’Berry Center, Goldsboro, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at Wayne Memorial Hospital.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Wright Funeral Home of Henderson by the Rev. Danny Lewis. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.  
Surviving are her mother, Lucy Jacobs; one brother, Donald Jacobs; one sister, Cassandra Jacobs; and her guardian, Elder Richard Batts, assistant pastor of United Evangelistic Church in Henderson.  
No visitation is planned.  
Arrangements are by Wright Funeral Home of Henderson. 
  

Wendell H. McVey 

LIBERTY -- Wendell Howard McVey, 87, of 7962 Sylvan Road, Liberty, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at Duke University Medical Center in Durham after several years of declining health. He was a native of Alamance County and the son of the late Albert McVey and Asenath Williams McVey. 
He was retired from Alamance County Schools and was a member of the Cane Creek Friends Meeting. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cane Creek Friends Meeting by Dale Matthews, pastor. Burial will follow in the Meeting House Cemetery. 
Surviving are his wife, Ava Moon McVey of the home; two daughters, Kay Nethery of Henderson and Sue Ellington of Graham; his half-sister, Elizabeth Bailey of Burlington; and four grandchildren.  
The family will be at the Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 p.m. today. Other times they will be at the residence. The body will be taken to the church 30 minutes prior to the services.


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