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Guilford Brown 
WARRENTON -- Guilford Brown, 85, of the South Warren community, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, at his residence.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Coley Springs Missionary Baptist Church. The Dr. A.A. Brown will officiate. Burial will follow at Brown Family Cemetery in Warrenton.  
Surviving are his wife, Martha Jones Brown of the home; two daughters, Sandra Lee Wheeler of Mount Vernon, N.Y., and Shelia Ann Brown of Warrenton; one son, Guilford Carl Brown of Los Angeles, Calif.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  
The body will be on view today at Boyd’s Funeral Services until taken to the church one hour prior to the services.  
Arrangements are by Boyd’s Funeral Services of Warrenton. 
  

Zola R. Peoples 

NORLINA -- Zola Rooker Peoples, 80, of Norlina, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at Warren Hills Nursing Center. She was a Vance County native and the daughter of Lawrence Rooker and Jannie Cook Rooker.  
She was a member of the Norlina Baptist Church where she was involved in the Lola C. Circle. She retired from Peck Manufacturing Company and was the widow of James Peoples.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Norlina Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.  
Surviving are two daughters, Shirley P. Weaver of Norlina and Alvis Peoples of Richmond, Va.; one sister, Kathleen Baugh of Norlina; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  
Memorials may be made to the Norlina Baptist Church or to the Alzheimers Foundation.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Blaylock Funeral Home. 
  

Mahaley R. Vaughn  

NEWPORT NEWS, VA. -- Mahaley R. Vaughn, 76, died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000.  
A native of Henderson, N.C., daughter of the late Edward German and Willie Mitt Ramsey, she had been a Peninsula resident for 43 years. She retired, as a nurse, from Eastern State Hospital.  
Survivors include her son, Phillip D. Vaughn and his fiancee, Debra Bradford of Hampton; her daughter, Lessa Bradford, also of Hampton and two nieces, Tony Ross and her husband of Charlotte, N.C., Don and Patricia and her husband, Ted Mazzu of Tampa, Fla.  
A memorial service will be conducted 5 PM Saturday, Aug. 26 in the Peninsula Funeral Home with the Dr. R. Furman Kenney officiating.  
Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Peninsula Chapter, P.O. Box 120016, Newport News, VA 23612-0016. 

Annie Adcock 
OXFORD — Annie Laurie Murray Adcock, 81, of 307 Delacroix St., died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at her home. She was a Granville County native, the daughter of the late Andrew and Lelia Tuck Murray and the widow of Robert D. Adcock Sr.  
She was a member of Sharon Baptist Church, worked at Ideal Fastner for many years and was a homemaker.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Eakes Funeral Chapel in Oxford by the Rev. Robert Baynard. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.  
Surviving are one son, Robert D. “Buster” Adcock Jr. of Oxford; four daughters, Ila Mae A. Mathews, Lucy Marie A. Woodlief,  Virginia A. Vaughan and Carolyn A. Williamson, all of Oxford; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  
Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford and at other times at the home.  
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Oxford. 
  

Gregory D. Short 

RALEIGH —  Funeral services for Gregory D. Short, age 39, son of William and Nacny Davis Short of Laurinburg, were held Friday at 11 a.m. in the J.M. White Funeral Home Chapel. 
Mr. Short was an Audio Engineer at WLFL-TV 22 in Raleigh.   
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, North Carolina Office, P. O. Box 4390, Chapel Hill, N.C., 27515.  
Arrangements were by the J.M. White Funeral Home.

Evelyn D. Debnam 
HENDERSON — Evelyn Davis Debnam, 87, of 131 Welcome Ave., died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at Maria Parham Hospital. She was a Vance County native and the daughter of the late Miles and Amanda Davis.  
She worked many years at J.P. Taylor Tobacco Company. She joined Welcome Chapel Baptist Church at an early age, where she was the president of the Missionary Circle, member of the senior choir and head deaconess.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Welcome Chapel Baptist Church by the Rev. William Brodie. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are one son, Leon Durham of the home; two daughters, Mary Debnam and Lelia Siplen, both of Henderson; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends at the residence. The body will be on view at the funeral home until taken to the church one hour before the service.  
Funeral arrangements are by Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Service of Henderson. 
  

Emma Winston 

FRANKLINTON — Emma Frances Fuller Winston, 66, of 2040 Hwy. 56 (W. Green St.), died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at Durham Regional Hospital.  
She was a member of Refuge Temple where she served on Missionary Society and usher board.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Refuge Temple by Bishop T.E. Woolfolk. Burial will follow in Union A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery.  
She is survived by a husband, Elder Willie L. Winston; three sons, Willie T. Winston of Philadelphia, Pa., Maurice Winston of Orlando, Fla., and Michael Fuller of New York City, N.Y.; three stepdaughters, Carolyn Winston of Croden, N.Y., Judy Winston of  Peekskill, N.Y., and Vera Winston of Albany, N.Y.; six sisters, Elnora Fuller, Emma Perry, Emily Fuller and Carrie Fuller, all of Franklinton, Mildred Henderson of Durham, and Minister Annie Burrell of Creedmoor; one brother, Rev. Dock Fuller Jr. of Franklinton; two half-brothers, Clarence Hart of Creedmoor and Lumus E. Hart of Passaic, N.J.; six grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Wright Funeral Home of Oxford.

Oliver E. Brewer 
TOWNSVILLE --  Oliver Edgar Brewer, age 85, a resident of 1933 Rock Spring Church Road, died Wednesday morning at Maria Parham Hospital.  
He was a native of Vance County and was the son of the late John Hamett and Effie Capps Brewer. He was the widower of Julia Parrott Brewer and was a retired tobacco farmer. Mr. Brewer was a member of the Tabernacle United Methodist Church and served as it’s Treasurer for forty-seven years. He was a charter member of the Townsville Lions Club, and a past Treasurer and Board member of the Townsville Volunteer Fire Department. He also served on the Boards of the Vance County Farm Bureau, Vance County Social Services, and the former Kerr Lake School.  
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Tabernacle United Methodist Church in Townsville by the Rev. Henry Lovelace and the Rev. Joyce Day. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
He is survived by one daughter, Anne B. Howell, and son-in-law, Thomas H. Howell, of Townsville; one granddaughter, Melanie Howell, of Townsville; one sister, Christine B. Samford, of Townsville; and one brother, Byron M. Brewer, of Forest City.  
The family will receive friends Thursday night from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at the J.M. White Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home of Thomas and Anne Howell at 1700 Rock Spring Church Road.  
Serving as active pall bearers will be Kenneth Clark, John Clark, Henry L. Green, Dave Norwood, Ron Anderson, and Amos Brewer.  
Serving as honorary pall bearers will be all members of the Townsville Lions Club.  
Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Tabernacle United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Sylvia Anderson, P. O. Box 203, Townsville, N. C. 27584. Arrangements are by J.M. White Funeral Home.  
 

Eddie Ellis 

ROXBORO --  Eddie Ellis, 82, of 2861 Dirgie Mine Road, Roxboro, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at the Granville Medical Center.  
He was a Granville County native and the son of the late James Ellis and Ella Thomas Ellis.  
Surviving are his wife, Vearl B. Ellis; four sons, Clarence Ellis, Ricky Ellis, and Eddie Devon Ellis, all of Roxboro, Edward Neal Ellis of Baltimore, Md., Thelma Crumpler of Raleigh, Cora L. Chavis of Oxford, and Erica L. Ellis of Roxboro; two brothers, Frank Ellis and Galvetser Ellis, both of Oxford; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at White Rock Baptist Church in Berea with the Rev. Joe Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Elijah Grove Church Cemetery in Person County.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Betts & Son Funeral Home in Oxford and at other times at the home of his daughter, 3008 Henry Wilson Road. 
Arrangements will be announced later by Betts & Son Funeral Home in Oxford.


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