Miscellaneous Henderson County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Marie P. Alston  
LOUISBURG -- Marie Perry Alston, 74, of Candis Drive, Louisburg, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at Franklin Regional Medical Center. She was a Franklin County native and the daughter of James Arthur and Mollie Perry. She was the widow of Herman “June” Alston.  
She was owner and operator of Johnson Beauty parlor.  
She was a member of Perry Chapel Baptist Church in Centerville where funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today by the Rev. Claude Dunston.  
Surviving are one daughter, Mary Linda Young of Plainfield, N.J.; and one son, Leon Alston of Louisburg.  
Arrangements are by Richardson Funeral Home. 
  

Romey W. Aye 

WARRENTON -- Romey William, 61, son of the late James and Candis Plummer Williams, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, at Duke Medical Center in Durham.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Spring Green Baptist Church in Warrenton. The Rev. Robert Talley will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are two daughters, Venessa Milam of Warrenton, and Regina Williams of Baltimore, Md.; one son, Vince L. Williams of Henderson; three grandchildren; and one brother, Eugene Williams of Scotland Neck.  
Arrangements are by R.H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton.

Jonathan B. Bullock 

OXFORD -- Jonathan Brame “Booster” Bullock, age 3, of 111 Grace St., entered into God’s kingdom on Sept. 4th 2000. He was born on March 4th 1997 to Kathryn Newell and James Milton Bullock Jr. Johnathan was a second year student at the Learning Tree Preschool and a member of the Oxford Presbyterian Church.  
The funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday from the Oxford Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. Dr. Graham McChesney, the Rev. Norman MacDowell and the Rev. Bonnie Pettijohn. Burial will follow in Enon Baptist Church Cemetery.  
To cherish his memories forever in addition to his parents, his brother Micheal, his sister Elizabeth “Beth” and brother Andrew “Andy” of the home, maternal grandparents John E. and Pat Elrod Newell of Oxford, the paternal grandparents, Shirley Inscoe Orell of Statesville and James “Jimmy” M. Bullock Sr. of Oxford. The paternal great grandfather Willie Inscoe of Statesville.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Gentry-Newell and Vaughan Funeral Home and other times at the home. Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to The Oxford Presbyterian Church, PO Box 652, Oxford, N.C. 27565.  
Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home is in charge of services.  

Elson Floyd 

HENDERSON -- Elson Floyd, 69, of 405 High St., died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, at Senior Citizen Nursing Home. He was a Vance County native and the son of the late Tometrous and Geneva Evans Floyd.  
He served in the United States Army in the Korean Conflict from 1952 to 1954.  
He joined St. James Baptist Church where he was superintendent of the Sunday school, church deacon and president of the male chorus, and a member of the International Usher Board. He was also worshipful master of Beacon Light Lodge #249 and post commander of American Legion 176.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. James Baptist Church by the Rev. Joan Allen. Burial with military rites will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Garrett Floyd of the home; four sons, Dr. Elson S. Floyd of Michigan, Special Agent Garrett O. Floyd of Texas, Michael D. Floyd of Henderson and Dennis Floyd of Garner; eight grandchildren; one brother, Robert Floyd of Henderson; four sisters, Madeline VanDunk and Gevena Turner of New Jersey, Catherine Terry of Maryland, and Ernestine Littlejohn of Henderson.  
Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. today at Beacon Light Masonic Lodge #249.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at St. James Baptist Church and other times at the residence.  
The body will be on view at Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Service until taken to the church one hour before the service.  
Arrangements are by Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Services of Henderson. 
  

Samuel D. Hicks 

WILMINGTON -- Samuel Dwight Hicks, 54, of 1718 Oakley Road, Castle Hayne, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, at his residence. He was a Vance County native and the son of Arthur and Jessie Carroll Hicks.  
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Mcleansville.  
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Warren Plains Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Terry Larsen.  
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hicks of Greensboro; two sons, Samuel D. Hicks Jr. of Winston-Salem and Walter Joseph Hicks of Wilmington; one daughter, Virginia Lee Hicks of Wilmington; one sister, Janyce H. Kivett of Greensboro; and one grandchild.  
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Blaylock Funeral Home. 
  

Rosetta D. Hoyle 

HENDERSON--Rosetta Pendergrass Dickerson Hoyle, age 90, a resident of 1001 Bane Avenue, died Monday afternoon at Maria Parham Hospital. 
She was a native of Warren County and was the daughter of the late Ellis Malone and Abbie Ayscue Pendergrass. 
She was the widow of Eugene Dickerson and Oscar Daniel Hoyle.  She was a member of the Thomas Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church and also attended the West End Baptist Church. 
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Thomas Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church by the Rev. Vince Moore and Dr. Richard A. Walker.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 
She is survived by six daughters, Judith D. Jackson, Dorothy D. Martin, Ruth D. Wood, and Helen D. Short, all of Henderson, Mary D. Roberson of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Rachel D. Ward of Stem/Durham; two sons, Ellis Eugene Dickerson and James Lewis Dickerson, both of Henderson; one sister, Mary Pearl P. Peacock, of Richmond, Virginia, 19 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends Wednesday 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 Dorothy D. Martin at 699 Mabry Mill Road. 
Serving as active pall bearers will be Dyral M. Jackson, Kenneth D. Jackson, James E. Dickerson, Frank Furlow, John E. Duke, and Richard Gay. 
Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice. 
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home. 
  

William D. Nowell  

HENDERSON -- William Dennis Nowell died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a native of Townsville and the son of Sally and Daniel Nowell.  
At the age of 20, he served in the U.S. Army where he played basketball and received an honorable discharge.  
He went to New York in 1988 and became a dental technician at North General Hospital for 10 years. He later created his own surgical supply business.  
Surviving, in addition to his parents, include his stepmother, Whilhemina of Henderson; two brothers, James and Elvis, both of North Carolina; and five sisters, Frances Shirley and Karen, all of New York, Teresa and Gloria, both of North Carolina.  
Services were held at 5 p.m. Friday in Brooklyn, N.Y.  
Local arrangements are by E.C. Terry's Funeral Service. 
  

Jakayla I. Pettiford 

OXFORD -- Jakayla Iveriana Pettiford, one month old daughter of Kenneth Pettiford and Danita Branch Pettiford of 5197 Antioch Road, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Wright Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Donnie Jones. Burial will be in Michael Creek Baptist Church cemetery.  
Surviving are her maternal grandparents, Ernestine Branch of the home and Larry Branch of Oxford; paternal grandmother, Dora W. Pettiford of Oxford; and maternal great-grandmother, Thessolonia S. Branch of Oxford.  
The family will receive visitors at the residence. 
  

Eleanor W. Robinson 

HENDERSON -- Eleanor Watkins Robinson, age 58, a resident of 1882 Ruin Creek Road, died Sunday, September 3, 2000, 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; and 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. 

Sue Yancey 

OXFORD -- Sue Yancey, 87, of 408 Roxboro Road, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, at Brantwood Nursing Center.  
She was a member of New Corinth Baptist Church where she was a former secretary, Sunday school teacher and member of the senior choir and missionary society. She was a member of the United Order of Tents.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Corinth Baptist Church by the Rev. Harold Watkins. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are one son, Elton W. Yancey of Durham; one daughter, Carolyn January of Newark, N.J.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  
The family will receive visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wright Funeral Home. 

Michael Robert Alger 
Michael Robert Alger, age 47, a resident of  150 Coventry Lane, died  Friday at  his home. 
He was a native of  Onondaga County, N.Y. He was the son of Dona Bortles Alger of Henderson and the late Will Alger.  
He was a veteran of the Army and was stationed in Germany. He  lived in St. Petersburg, Fla. before moving to Henderson. He worked as a roofer. 
No services are planned. 
Local arrangements are by J. M. White Funeral Home. 
  

Carolyn Brock 

LYNN HAVEN, FLA. — Carolyn Paige Gooch Brock, 56, of Lynn Haven, Fla., died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, at her home. She was a native of Henderson.  
She was raised in Greenville and lived in Selma, Ala., for four years before moving to Panama City in 1976. She was Methodist by faith and a member of the Panama City Bridge Club.  
Surviving are her husband, Rommie H. Brock of Lynn Haven, Fla.; her mother, Willie Gooch of Henderson; one daughter, Catherine Brock of Panama City, Fla.; two sons, Richard Brock of Panama City Beach, Fla., and Chris Brock of Lynn Haven, Fla.; one brother, Richard Gooch of Henderson; and one grandchild.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Southerland Family Funeral Home Chapel by Steve Southerland II. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  
The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
  

Charlie Crews 

OXFORD — Charlie Crews, 81, of 19 Juniper Place, Ammittyville, N.Y., died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000.  
Surviving are his wife, Kittie Taylor Crews of the home; one daughter, Louise Terry of Co-Op City, Bronx, N.Y.; three brothers, Nathaniel Crews of Amittyville, N.Y., George Crews of Philadelphia, Pa., and Doc Crews of Gordonville, Va.; six grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Stovall Baptist Church by the Rev. Terry Taylor. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Viewing will be held Friday at Betts & Son Funeral Home.
 

Taylor Christopher Houck 

RALEIGH — Taylor Christopher Houck, infant twin son of Allen William Houck and April Caroline Hill Houck, died Monday, September 4, 2000 at Wake Medical Center. Taylor was born August 17, 2000 at Wake Medical Center.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, September 9, 2000, at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel. The family will receive relatives and friends from 3 to 3:45 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be held at New Knightdale Baptist Church Cemetery.  
Surviving in addition to his parents are twin brother, Spencer Gray Houck; sister, Alyssa Paige Jackson; maternal grandparents, Nancy and Johnny Eckard of DeLand, Florida, Jimmie and Diane Hill of Henderson, and Fern Hill of Wendell; and paternal grandparents, Edward and Ramona Houck of Millington, New Jersey. 
Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to the Neonatal Perinatal Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, P.O. Box 3179, Durham, N.C. 27710.  
Arrangements are by L. Harold Poole Funeral Service and Crematory, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, N.C. 27545. 

James Mitchner 

HENDERSON — James Mitchner, 84, of 755 Southerland St., died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at Maria Parham Hospital. He was a Warren County native and the son of the late William and Onnie Stevenson Mitchner.  
He farmed for many years.  
He was a member of Greenwood Baptist Church in Warren County where he worked in many capacities until his health declined.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Williams Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. A. A. Brown. Interment will be in the Red Bud Baptist Church Cemetery. The body may be viewed until the hour of the services.  
Surviving are his wife, Cleo Mitchner of the home; two daughters, Betty Mitchner and Brenda Wardrett, both of Henderson; one sister, Mary Alston; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends at the home at 755 Southerland St., Henderson.  
Arrangements are by Williams Funeral Home. 
  

William D. Nowell  

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — William Dennis Nowell died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a native of Townsville and the son of Sally and Daniel Nowell.  
At the age of 20, he served in the U.S. Army where he played basketball and received an honorable discharge.  
He went to New York in 1988 and became a dental technician at North General Hospital for 10 years. He later created his own surgical supply business.  
Surviving, in addition to his parents, include his stepmother, Whilhemina of Henderson; his wife, Patricia Nowell; son, André; daughters, Kamilah and Kristah; two brothers, James Hill and Elvis Nowell, both of North Carolina; and five sisters, Frances Small, Shirley Nowell, and Karen Seward, all of New York, Teresa Thomas and Gloria Briton, both of North Carolina.  
Services were held at 5 p.m. Friday in Brooklyn, N.Y.  
Local arrangements are by E.C. Terry’s Funeral Service. 
  

Henry Palmer 

OXFORD — Henry Palmer, 81, of 226 W. College St., died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, at his home. He was a Granville County native and the son of the late John Palmer and Mattie Meadows Palmer.  
He was a veteran of the United States Army.  
Surviving are three daughters, Elouise P. Gillis, Nancy P. Terry, both of Oxford and Henrietta Palmer of Roxbury, N.J.; one sister, Ella P. Burgans of the home; one brother, Lee Palmer of Oxford; three grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Betts Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Adolphus Smith. Burial will follow in the Meadowview Memorial Park.  
The family will receive visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight at Betts & Son Funeral Home.  
Arrangements are by Betts & Son Funeral Home, Oxford. 
  

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 were 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 seven sisters, Tazzie Fields, Cora Thelma Bullock, Esther Scott, all of Oxford, Barbara Smith of Burlington, N.J., and Ruby Thomas of Laurinburg, and Georgia Bullock; and two brothers, Archie McKever Smith and Donnell Smith, both of Oxford.  
There was a walk-in viewing Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Allen’s Home of Funerals Inc. and at other times at the home. 
  

Ronald S. West 

LOUISBURG — Ronald Solomon West, 64, of Louisburg, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, in Britthaven of Louisburg.  
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at White Level Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Ronnie D. West.  
Surviving are one daughter, Katherine W. Fuller of Louisburg; two sons, Rev. Ronnie D. West of Kembridge, Va., and Kenneth W. West of Louisburg; one sister, Maxine Gilliam of Louisburg; one brother, Glenn West of Louisburg; and six grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends at the home of Katherine and Mike Fuller, 391 Wilson-Fuller Road, Louisburg, at all times.  
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Franklin County American Cancer Society, c/o Nannie Wrenn, memorials chairperson, 748 N.C. 561 Hwy. Louisburg, N.C. 27549.  
Arrangements are being handled by Lancaster Funeral Home, 804 N. Bickette Boulevard, Louisburg, N.C. 27549. 
 

Clarence Yates 'C.Y.' Harris 

HENDERSON — Clarence Yates "C.Y." Harris, Jr., age 68, a resident of 4441 Glebe Rd. died Wednesday morning. He was a native of Vance County and was the son of Norma Wade Harris of Henderson and the late Clarence Yates Harris, Sr.. He was a retired electrical contractor and farmer. Mr. Harris was a member of the Island Creek Baptist Church.  
Memorial services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Island Creek Baptist Church by the Rev. Cam Ford, Rev. Betty Connette and Rev. Johnson Gupton. Graveside services will follow in the church cemetery.  
In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife Alice Jean Brewer Harris, one daughter Eugenia Harris Leggett and husband Calvin of Raleigh, one granddaughter Lydia Elaine Leggett and one sister Lucille Harris Nutt of Henderson. 
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 on Glebe Rd.  
Serving as active Pall Bearers will be: David Grissom, D. K. Harris, Chris Brewer, Dave Norwood, Ray Davis, Jessie Stem, and Chris Curl. 
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy 
Woodholme Medical Building Suite 515, 1838 Greene Tree Rd., Baltimore Md. 21208. or to the Poplar Creek Baptist Church Building Fund C/O Frances Brewer 1755 Poplar Creek Rd. Henderson NC 27536. 
J.M. White Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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