HENDERSON -- Raymond Baskett, 68, of 511 Mayo St., died Wednesday,
Sept. 20, 2000, at his residence. He was a Warren County native and the
son of the late Minnie Marshall.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Garnes Funeral
Chapel. Burial will be held in the Blacknall Cemetery.
There are no immediate survivors.
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services Inc.
Neomia T. Croslan
HENDERSON -- Neomia Taylor Croslan, 80, of 1029 Pinkston St., died Sunday,
Sept. 24, 2000, at her residence.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Calvary Temple
Church by the Rev. Clevon Maye Jr. Burial will be in Blackman Cemetery.
Surviving are a husband, Emanuel Croslan; three sons, Emanuel Croslan
Jr. of Bahama, John A. Croslan and Melvin A. Croslan, both of Atlanta,
Ga.; two daughters, Edith Croslan Harris of Durham and Nancy Croslan Adkins
of Fort Washington, Md.; three brothers, Ben Taylor, John Jackson and Robert
Young, all of Durham; one sister, Thelma Monroe of San Francisco, Calif.;
10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
The family received visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Wright Funeral
Charles R. Daniel
RALEIGH -- Charles Robert Daniel, 73, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at
Britthaven of Smithfield.
He was a former employee of the W.H. King Wholesale Drug Company of
Raleigh and retired from the Goody Manufacturing Company of Winston-Salem.
After his retirement as a pharmaceutical representative, he became a P.R.
man serving as a liason between NASCAR and Goody Manufacturing.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Mitchell
Funeral Home Chapel, 7209 Glenwood Ave. in Raleigh. The Rev. Dr. David
Hailey will officiate. Burial will follow in Raleigh Memorial Park.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Ross Daniel; three daughters, Deborah
D. Heilig of Salisbury, Nancy Kimbrell of Garner, Sharon D. Gunn of Raleigh;
one brother, Joseph Daniel of Oxford; and eight grandchildren.
The family received friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral
Susie B. Martin Fleming
HENDERSON -- Susie B. Martin Fleming, 66, of 1020 Water St., died Sunday,
Sept. 24, 2000, at her residence. She was a Vance County native and the
daughter of Ephraim Martin Jr. and the late Lizzie Thorpe Martin. She was
the widow of James Thomas Fleming.
She was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church in which she worked with
the Vacation Bible School, Bible Study, Ladies Club and Kitchen Committee.
She was employed with Roses Store Inc. for 36 years from which she
retired in 1995.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday at New Bethel
Baptist Church by Dr. J.H. Bryant and Rev. Jamil Crosson. Burial will follow
in the Elmwood Cemetery.
In addition to her father, Ephraim Martin Jr., survivors include three
daughters, JoAnn Fleming of Durham, Geraldine Balthorpe and Angela Harris,
both of Henderson; one son, Edward E. Fleming of Manson; three grandchildren;
two sisters, Earline Martin and Marie Branch, both of Henderson; and one
brother, James Martin of Henderson.
The family will receive friends at the home.
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services Inc.
Lillian D. Hedrick
MERRITT ISLAND, FLA. -- Lillian Hedrick, 79, of Merritt Island, died
Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at National Health Care Place, Merritt Island.
Lillian Hedrick was born in Warrenton, N.C. She came to Brevard County
in 1977 from North Carolina. She was a retired Special Second Class U.S.
Navy Veteran and was an avid bridge player.
She is survived by a daughter, Kimberly Hedrick of Atlanta, Ga.; a
son, Jim Hedrick of Oakland, Calif.; and a granddaughter, Meredith Hedrick
of Sacramento, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Houston Hedrick, in
Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Brevard Memorial Funeral Home.
Burial will be at Brevard Memorial Park.
Donations may be made to Martin Anderson Senior Citizen Center, 1025
South Florida Ave., Rockledge, Fla. 32955.
Brevard Memorial Funeral Home of Frontenac, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
Bessie A. Parker
OXFORD -- Bessie Anderson Parker, 94, of 110 Summit St., died Saturday,
Sept. 23, 2000, at Granville Medical Center. She was a Granville County
She was a member of Olive Grove Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Olive Grove
Baptist Church by the Rev. Dr. Mack Timberlake Sr. Burial will be in the
Surviving are three daughters, Viola Mitchell of Oxford, Mamie Tyler
of the home and Margaret Tyler of Pasadena, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; 19
great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at 110 Summit St.
The body will lie in state from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Wright
Mary E. Parrott
FAYETTEVILLE -- Mary England Parrott, 82, of Fayetteville, died Saturday,
Sept. 23, 2000, at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
She was a member of Lakedale Church of God.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Lakedale
Church of God by the Revs. Kenn Byrd, Walter Barwick and Lawrence Leonhard.
Burial will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fairview Cemetery in Warrenton.
Surviving are two daughters, Gwendolyn Phipps of Rome, Ga., and Faith
Rogers of Fayetteville; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive visitors from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Jernigan-Warren
Memorials may be made to Lakedale Church of God, P.O. Box 64514, Fayetteville,
Arrangements are by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home of Fayetteville.
Samuel W. Wilkerson
OXFORD -- Samuel W. Wilkerson, 77, of 115 Albert St., died Sunday, Sept.
24, 2000, at Oxford Manor. He was a Person County native. He was a member
of New Hope Granville Missionary Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at New Hope
Granville Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. James Isaac III. Burial
will be in the church cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Lillian Fields Wilkerson; one daughter, Betty
M. Wilkerson of the home; three sons, James T. Wilkerson of the home, Samuel
Wilkerson Jr. of Oxford, and Eddie L. Wilkerson of Carrboro; four sisters,
Earlene Dozier of Durham, Vinelle Thorpe of Bronx, N.Y., Nannie Mae Thorpe
and Betty Royster, both of Oxford; one brother, Clifton T. Wilkerson of
Durham; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The family will receive visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Wright Funeral
Ottis C. Daniel
CREEDMOOR -- Ottis C. Daniel, 77, of 811 Crescent Drive, died Tuesday,
Sept. 26, 2000, at Wake Medical Center. He was a Granville County native
and the son of the late Graham and Bettie Wheeler Daniel.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Creedmoor, an Army veteran
of World War II, retired from Schraderís Machinery in Wake Forest and was
employed at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist
Church of Creedmoor by the Revs. Don Brown, Eddie Mauldin and Terry
Hall. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are his wife, Catherine Jenkins Daniel of the home; three
daughters, Dianne D. Perkins of Greenwood, S.C., Debbie D. Creamer of Durham,
and Cathy D. Sebastian of Creedmoor; and six grandchildren.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the First Baptist
Church in Creedmoor Building Fund, P.O. Box 38, 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.
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Creedmoor.
L. Howard Hobgood Sr.
HENDERSON -- Lucius Howard Hobgood, Sr., age 79, a resident of 119 White
Oak Drive, died Tuesday morning at Wake Medical Center.
He was a native of Vance County and was the son of the late Noel Hayes
Hobgood, Sr. and Cornie Evans Hobgood. He was a veteran of
World War II, having served in the Marines.
From 1946 to 1949, he played in the New York Giants Baseball Organization.
He was retired from Export Leaf & Tobacco Company where he worked for
more than 30 years. After retiring from the tobacco company, he engaged
in produce farming, and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the J.M. White
Funeral Home Chapel by Dr. Marion D. Lark and the Rev. Ben Sims. Burial
will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel Lynch Hobgood, of the home; one daughter,
Patricia H. Hughes and husband Tony, of Henderson; three sons, William
H. Hobgood, Sr. and wife Kathy of Henderson, Ronald T. Hobgood, Sr. and
wife Lucy of Tavares, Florida, and L. Howard Hobgood, Jr. and wife Lizzy,
of St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles; seven grandchildren, William H. Hobgood,
Jr. and wife Jonelle, David N. Hobgood, Brooke E. Hobgood, Lindsey D. Hobgood,
Brandon M. Hughes, R. Thomas Hobgood, Jr., Lauren E. Hobgood; one great
granddaughter, Jordan Hobgood; one brother, Noel Hayes Hobgood, Jr., and
wife Mary Bob of Toccoa, Georgia.
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 Pat and Tony Hughes at 72 Eileen Court, off 158 Bypass.
Serving as active pallbearers will be William Hobgood, Jr., David Hobgood,
Bobby Hobgood, Billy Edmonds, William Cawthorne, and Mike Stainback.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the
Vance County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, c/o Miss Frances Polston,
1611 Parker Lane, Henderson, N.C. 27536.
Arrangements are by the J. M. White Funeral Home.
Virginia M. Howard
CHARLOTTE -- Virginia Margaret Howard, 90, of Charlotte, died Monday,
Sept. 25, 2000. She was the daughter of the late Ira Nathaniel and Lila
She graduated from East Carolina Teachers College, now East Carolina
University. After teaching school for several years, she worked for the
Oxford National Bank and was a former member of the Oxford Baptist Church.
She and her mother moved to Charlotte in 1953.
She is survived by her brother, Ira Nathaniel Howard Jr.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Elmwood
Cemetery in Oxford with the Rev. Steven Bolton officiating.
Arrangements are by Harry & Bryant Company, Funeral Directors,
of Charlotte. Local announcements are by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral
Home of Oxford.
Offie R. Lockemy Jr.
HENDERSON -- Offie R. Lockemy Jr., 69, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000,
at East Jefferson General Hospital. He was a Henderson native and lived
in River Ridge for the past 34 years.
He was a senior claims adjuster for Crawford and Co.
He graduated from Atlantic Christian College in Wilson, and attended
East Carolina College. He was a Navy veteran and a member of First Christian
Church and Metairie Lodge No. 444 AF&AM where he was a 32nd degree
Mason, a past patron of Metairie Ridge Chapter No. 169 Order of the Eastern
Star and an adult worker for the International Order for Rainbow Girls.
He received the Grand Cross of Color.
Surviving are his wife, Virginia Coley Lockemy; two daughters, Michelle
L. LaBarre and Melissa L. Lockemy; a brother, Bobby Lockemy of Henderson;
and a sister, Mahaley Tharrington of Henderson.
Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at Lake Lawn Metairie
Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Burial was in the Garden of Memories
Visitation was held from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday.