Miscellaneous Henderson County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Annie Lee Powell Drake 
WARRENTON -- Annie Lee Powell Drake, 87, of 311 Graham Street, died Thursday at her residence. Mrs. Drake was a Warrenton Native born September 10, 1912 to the late John Clay Powell and Sarah W. Alston Powell.  
Mrs. Drake was a member of Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, a graduate of East Carolina Teachers College, member of the Elementary Education Council, Poe Society, Theta Tau Epsilon, Sea Gift Literary Society, YWCA and YWCA Choir.  
She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Marvin “Junie” Drake.  
Rev. Steve Edwards will conduct funeral services 2 p.m. Friday at Wesley Memorial Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Macon.  
Surviving is her only child, Sara Lee D. Scott and husband George R. Scott of Richmond, VA; two grandchildren, Bill Scott and wife Suzi of Cornelius, NC, Leann Scott Corcoran and husband Daniel J. Corcoran III of Arlington, VA; one great-grandchild, Sarah Kathryn Scott.  
Arrangements are being handled by Blaylock Funeral Home. 

Ronnie Dunston  

HENDERSON -- Ronnie Dunston, 41, of Andrews Avenue, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at the UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill after a lengthy illness. He was a Vance County native and the son of the late Lucilla Mae Dunston.  
He was educated in the Vance County Public School system and was a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte. He was also a former employee of John Umstead Hospital in Butner.  
Surviving are one brother, Randolph Dunston of Tampa, Fla., three aunts and two uncles. 
The family will receive friends at the home of Mildred Dunston, 537 Highland Ave., Henderson. 
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services Inc. 
  

Margaret H. Durham 

HENDERSON -- Margaret Hargrove Durham, 70, of 1465 Newton Dairy Road, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, at the Senior Citizen’s Homes Inc. of Henderson. She was a Warren County native and the daughter of the late Daniel and Etta Henderson Hargrove.  
Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Oak Level United Church of Christ Cemetery in Drewry by the Rev. Leon White.  
She is survived by her husband, Jesse Lee Durham; two daughters, Dorothy Hargrove of Henderson and Betty Hargrove of Charlotte; one son, Arvell Hargrove of Charlotte; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends at the home.  
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services Inc.

Mary E. Deans 
HENDERSON --  Mary Estelle Deans, 83, of 1230 A. Height St., died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, in Fairbanks Memorial Hospital in Fairbanks, Alaska. She was the widow of William Woodrow Deans. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the chapel of Spring Hope Funeral Home by the Rev. Paul Tolbert. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Cemetery in Nashville.  
She is survived by three daughters, Laura Collie Stroud of Morristown, Tenn., Linnie Deans Anderson of Spring Hope, Betty D. Harris of North Pole, Ala.; two brothers, Jack Rogers Baines of Nashville, Mark Clayton “Frog” Baines of Spring Hope; 15 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Spring Hope Funeral Home and other times at the home of Linnie Anderson, 1426 Wiley Road in Spring Hope.  
Arrangements are by Spring Hope Funeral Home of Spring Hope. 

Glenn T. Brinkley 
CREEDMOOR -- Glenn Thurman Brinkley, 85, of 4525 Old Weaver Trail, Northside community, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at Duke Medical Center in Durham. He was a Wake County native and the son of the late James A. and Leoma Starnes Brinkley.  
He was a member of Olive Grove Baptist Church and was a retired farmer and  business man.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Olive Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. Jack Hollowell. Interment will be in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Durham.  
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Ellen Mcalister Brinkley of the home; two daughters, Leoma B. Britt of Greensboro and LeMerle Brinkley of New York, N.Y.; two sons, Glenn T. Brinkley II of Durham, Leslie O. Brinkley of Creedmoor; a sister, Marie Keith Whitaker of Creedmoor; and seven grandchildren.  
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Olive Grove Baptist Church, 3024 Olive Grove Church Road, Creedmoor, N.C. 27522.  
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. 
  

Dorothy A. DePotie 

HENDERSON -- Mrs. Dorothy Andrade DePotie, 90, of Clifton Springs, N.Y., formerly of Clarksville, Va., died Tuesday, August 29, 2000, in New York.  
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Ralph H. and Jane Higgs Andrade. She was the widow of Roland A. DePotie.  
Mrs. DePotie was a retired telephone operator with New York Telephone Company. She was a member of Tabernacle United Methodist Church in Townsville.  
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, at 11:30 a.m., in Tabernacle United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Joyce Day. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are a daughter, Doloris Guntrum, and husband, Marshall, of Penfield, N.Y.; a son, Wayne DePotie, and wife, Ruth, of Palmyra, N.Y.; a brother, Ralph Andrade, and wife, Florence, of Smithfield, N.C; four grandchildren, Cindy VandeWall, of Rochester, N.Y., Scott VandeWall, of Penfield, N.Y., Diane DePotie, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Donna Schober, and husband, Alan, of Newark, N.J.; three great-grandchildren, Russel VandeWall, Jarrett Schober, and Alexandra Schober; three step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  
The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.  
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Clifton Springs Nursing Home, Attention: Activity Department, Clifton Springs Hospital, 2 Coulter Road, Clifton Springs, N.Y. 14432.  
Flowers Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements. 
 

Elsie M. Pearson 

CLARKSVILLE, VA. -- Elsie Mae Pearson, 57, of Clarksville, Va., died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, at her residence. She was a native of Mecklenburg County, Va., and the daughter of the late Joseph Pearson Sr. and Annie Small Pearson.  
She was a former employee Revlon in Oxford and was a member of Island Hill United Church of Christ. 
She is survived by nine children, Sandra Walker of Wake Forest, Robert Pearson of Fort Ralley, Kan., Kathy Williams of Williamsboro, Karen Little of Charlotte, Joetta Kohn of Urbana, Ill., Nikki Williams of LaCrosse, Va., Devan, Derrick and Kimberly, all of Clarksville, Va.; 10 grandchildren; her mother, Annie S. Pearson of Clarksville, Va.; five sisters, Alice Royster of Atlanta, Ga., Lydia Roberts of Townsville, Henrietta P. McAllister of Oxford, Gloria P. Royster of Bullock, and Mary Pearson of Clarksville, Va.; and three brothers, Willis Pearson of Bronx, N.Y., Joseph Pearson of Clarksville, Va., and Freeman Pearson of Roxboro. 
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Island Hill United Church of Christ in Clarksville, Va., with the Rev. Sheldon Carr officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
The family received visitors from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  
Arrangements are by C.H. Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 216 Fourth St., Clarksville, Va. 
  

Rev. Floyd M. Perry 

WARRENTON -- The Rev. Floyd Marshall Perry, 92, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at his Brooklyn, N.Y., residence. He was a Warren County native and the son of the late William Henry Perry and Annie B. Plummer Perry. He was the widower of the former Chloe Williams.  
After attending John R. Hawkins High School, he continued his ministry education at Shaw University.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Zion Baptist Church in the Liberia community. The Rev. Dr. Robert Burnette will officiate. Burial will be in the Perry Family Cemetery on Hwy. 43.  
Surviving are seven daughters, Betty Miller and Wilhemenia Hughes, both of New York, N.Y., Alma Perry of Staten Island, N.Y., Ruby Perry of Frederick, Md., and Elaine Wilson, Christine Perry and Edna Smith, all of Brooklyn, N.Y.; four sons, Floyd Perry Jr. of Castleberry, Ala., John Perry of Silver Spring, Md., Eugene Perry of South Carolina and Conrad Perry of New York, N.Y.; several grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  
The body will be on view at the funeral home beginning on Tuesday from 2 to 7:30 p.m. and will lie in state at the church for one hour before the service.  
Pallbearers and floralbarers will be friends and family members.  
Arrangements are by Brown’s Funeral Services Inc. of Warrenton. 
  

Charles C. Robertson 

OXFORD -- Charles Cornell Robertson, 66, of Oxford, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at Tri-angle Hospice in Hillsborough.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Wright Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. The Rev. James Issac III will officiate. Burial will follow in the Meadowview Memorial Park in Oxford.  
Surviving are his wife, Estoria Chavis Robertson of the home; one son, Charles Williams of Oxford; four daughters, Shelia Bernell Robertson, Shelissa Vanessa Robertson, Cassandra Robertson Webb and Antonia Denise Robertson, all of Oxford; four sisters, Mary Daniels, Ann Robertson Jiminez and Australia Robertson, all of Oxford, and Pearl Willis of Richmond, Va.; two brothers, James Donnell Robertson and Joseph Harris, both of Washington, D.C.; and six grandchildren. 
The body will be on view today at Boyd’s Funeral Services Chapel in Warrenton.  
Arrangements are by Boyd’s Funeral Services Chapel of Warrenton. 
  

Priscilla A. Ragland 

HENDERSON -- Priscilla Ann Ragland, 40, of 3368 Raleigh Road, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at the UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. She was a Warren County native and the daughter of Mary Anna Henderson.  
She was a graduate of Norlina High School and a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Manson where the funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday by Dr. Richard Henderson. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving, in addition to her mother of the home, are three daughters, Sylester Jeanette Henderson of Wilson, Latarcia Renee Ragland and Georgia Melissa Ragland, both of Henderson; one sister, Stephanie Regina Henderson of the home; and five grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends at the home.  
Pallbearers will be Robert Henderson, Kendell Baskett Sr., Rufus Henderson Jr., Lawrence Cousin, Tony Henderson and Bernard Crosson.  
Floralbearers will be Sylvia Bullock, Maria Henderson, Lillie Marie, Francis Waverly, Kelly Henderson, Barbara Jones, Shirley Evans and Mary Bullock.  
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services Inc. 
 

Catharine C. Brown 

OXFORD -- Catharine Crews Brown, 92, of 3420 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, at Presbyterian Wesley Care Center in Charlotte.  
She was a Granville County native and the daughter of the late Charles F. and Carrie Hunt Crews. She was the widow of Rev. C. D. Brown.  
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery by the Rev. Anne Sims. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are two daughters, Anne Brown Johnson of Greensboro and Ruth Delane Brown of Morganton.  
Arrangements are by Gentry Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home of Oxford. 
  

Darryl A. Eaton 

OXFORD -- Mr. Darryl Alexander Eaton, 39, of 346 Henderson St., died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at the Duke Medical Center.  
He was a native of Granville County.  
Survivors include his wife, Charlene Eaton of the home; three daughters, Charmane Burchette of the home, Cornelia Eaton and Marie Eaton, both of Butner, N.C.; mother and father, Sandra Allie of Baltimore, Md., and Taft Eaton of Creedmoor, N.C.  
Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Belton Creek Baptist Church, officiated by the Reverend Anthony Cozart. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
The family will receive visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight at the Betts & Son Funeral Home. 
  

Ida W. Hunt 

OXFORD -- Ida Wyche Hunt, 96, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at the Senior Citizens Home of Henderson. She was a Granville County native. 
She was a member of the Union A.M.E. Zion Church in Wilton.  
Surviving are one daughter, Dora Perry McCrea of Creedmoor; one sister, Mary Lizzie Fuller of Passaic, N.J.; three granddaughters; nine great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.  
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Union A.M.E. Zion Church, officiated by the Rev. J. D. Ray. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Services were entrusted to Betts & Son Funeral Home of Oxford. 

Eleanor W. Robinson 

HENDERSON -- Eleanor Watkins Robinson, age 58, a resident of 1882 Ruin Creek Road, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, in her home.  She was a native of Warren County and was the daughter of Agnes Harris Deady of Henderson and the late Barker Watkins, Sr.  
She was a homemaker and a member of the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church where she was a member of the Adult Sunday School Class of which she served as its Treasurer. 
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Steve Smith.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 
In addition to her mother, she is survived by: her husband, Danny A. Robinson, of the home; two daughters, Kimberly R. Carey and Dana R. Parham, both of Oxford; three sisters, Betty Jean W. Pegram, of South Hill, Virginia, Ellen W. Chandler and Ferebee W. Reavis, both of Henderson; two brothers, Barker Watkins, Jr. of Henderson, and Foster Watkins of Raleigh; and one granddaughter, Brittany M. Coghill.  
She was preceded in death by one brother, Robert F. Watkins. 
The family will receive friends Tuesday night from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at the J.M. White Funeral Home.  At other times they will be at the home at 1882 Ruin Creek Road. 
Serving as active pall bearers will be men of the church, Joe O’Brien, Gerald Robinson, Edgar Parham, Cliff Reavis, John Price, Ron Noel, Irvin Robinson, Jr., Clyde Robinson, Jerry Williams and Herman Tingen. 
Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the St. Andrews 
Presbyterian Church Building Fund, c/o Mrs. Lucy Longmire, 2941 Glebe Road, Henderson, N.C.  27536. 
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home. 
  

John A. Smith 

OXFORD -- John Albert Smith, 89, of 7077 Hwy. 15 North, Oxford, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at Granville Medical Center.  
He was a barber and a retired worker from Murdoch Center in Butner.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hardy Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. Spotwood Burwell. Burial will follow in Meadowview Memorial Park.  
Surviving are six sisters, Tazzie Fields, Cora Thelma Smith, Esther Scott, all of Oxford, Barbara Smith of Burlington, N.J., and Ruby Thomas of Laurinburg; and two brothers, Archie McKever Smith and Donnell Smith, both of Oxford.  
There will be a walk-in viewing today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Allen’s Home of Funerals Inc. and at other times at the home. 
  

Dr. Joseph P. Waddell 

BAINBRIDGE, GA. -- Dr. Joseph Parham Waddell, 80, of 1233 Lake Douglas Road, Bainbridge, Ga., died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, at his residence. He was a native of Lillington.  
He was a member of Bainbridge Church of Christ, a chiropractor and a minister. He retired in 1996. He graduated cum laude from the National College of Chiropractic, received a P.H.D. in nutrition, was past president of the Bainbridge Lion’s Club and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today at Church of Christ in Bainbridge, Ga., by Minister Paul Savage and Minister Tim Mahler. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memory Gardens of Bainbridge, Ga.  
Pallbearers will be Ralph Smith, Royce Whittington, Lester Gatlin, Don Kell, Frank Allen, Leon Bowman, Johnny Dasher and Monroe Godwin.  
Survivors include her husband, Jimmie Ella Waddell of Bainbridge, Ga.; one son, William James Waddell of Bainbridge, Ga.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  
Visitation was held from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at Cox Funeral Home.  
Memorials may be made to Church of Christ, P.O. Box 366, Bainbridge, Ga. 31718.  
Arrangements are by Cox Funeral Home of Bainbridge, Ga.


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