|Grizel P. Royster
OXFORD -- Grizel Perry Royster, 89, of 3088 Gela Road, died Tuesday,
Sept. 26, 2000, at Duke Medical Center.
She was a member of New Grassy Creek Baptist Church where she was a
member of the missionary circle, senior choir, and pastor’s aid club. She
was a member of the Pansy Garden Club, Young-Zion Greenwood Extension Club,
and a former member of the Granville County Mass Choir. She was a member
of Order of the Eastern Star.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Grassy
Creek Baptist Church by the Revs. Moses Fletcher and Mark Royster. Burial
will be in Meadowview Memorial Park.
Surviving are three sons, Henry E. Royster Jr. of Oxford, Rev. Mark
Royster Sr. of Chapel Hill and James Royster of New York, N.Y.; six daughters,
Vernell Anderson, Mary McGhee, both of Oxford, Adlene Glover of Butner,
Bessie Mae Royster of Richmond, Va., Mary Peace of Jersey City, N.J., and
Beatrice Ellis of Fayetteville; one sister, Betty Lue Gregory of Oxford;
three stepsisters, Ophelia Hopson of Oxford, Kate Marable and Mary Brown,
both of Henderson; one stepbrother, Walter Marable of Detroit, Mich.; 29
grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wright Funeral
Marvin Rice Sr.
HENDERSON -- Marvin Rice Sr., 62, of 1228 Raleigh St., died Saturday,
Sept. 23, 2000, at Duke Medical Center in Durham. He was a Vance County
native and the son of Mary Liza Ragland and the late Irvin Rice.
He was educated in the Vance County Public Schools and was employed
for many years with Pacific Coast Feathers.
He was a member of Big Ruin Creek Baptist Church where the funeral
services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday by Dr. C.B. Walton. Burial
will follow in the church cemetery.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, Mary Liza Rice of Henderson,
are three daughters, Jean Rice of Durham, Jessie Rice of Henderson, and
Annette Rice of Norlina; two sons, Marvin Rice Jr. of Haywood, Calif.,
and Bernard Rice of Henderson; two sisters, Mary Willie Dunston and Elizabeth
Walker, both of Irvington, N.J.; two brothers, Robert Rice and Jessie Winston
Rice, both of Henderson; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Garnes Funeral
Chapel and all other times at the home.
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services Inc.
David E. Wooten
PINETOPS -- David Earl Wooten, 82, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Carlisle Funeral
Home with the Rev. Harvey Parrish officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood
Surviving are three daughters, Pearl Hardee of Fayetteville, Faye Webb
of Macclesfield and Jean Harris of Tarboro; two sons, Ronald Wooten of
Tarboro and David Lee Wooten of Norlina; three sisters, Ella W. Andrews
and Mable Wooten, both of Tarboro, and Ruth W. Cummings of Pinetops; two
brothers, James A. Wooten of Tarboro and J.D. Wooten Jr. of Raleigh; eight
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Carlisle
Funeral Home and other times at the home of Jean Harris, 509 Wahree St.,
HENDERSON -- Mary Gladys Brown Alston, 73, of 350 S. Vance Drive, died
Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at the U.N.C. Hospital in Chapel Hill. She was
a Vance County native and the daughter of the late James “Jim” and Mattie
J. Brown. She was the widow of Cornell Alston.
At an early age, she joined Mitchell Baptist Church, later joining
The Jesus House of Prayer, which is now the United Prayer of Faith Holiness
Church of Henderson.
She served as a faithful member of the Spiritual Gospel Singers Choir,
The Mother Board and the Pastor’s Aid Club.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Olive
Baptist Church by Elder Alfred Perry. Burial will follow in the church
Surviving are seven daughters, Pattie J. Alston of the home, Mary L.
Bates, Viola Dunston, Dorothy Alston, Josephine A. Vereen, Debra Alston,
all of Henderson, Rosa Alexander of Kittrell; five sons, Cornell Alston
Jr., Michael Alston and George Alston, all of the home, James T. Alston
and Larry Alston, both of Henderson; one brother, Charlie T. Brown of Henderson;
28 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the home.
Pallbearers will be Sammy Burwell, Robert Thomas, Robert Alexander,
Alfred Perry, Alexander Baskerville and Harry Dunston.
Floralbearers will be friends of the family.
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services Inc.
Allen K. Ellington
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Allen Kimball Ellington, of the Bobbitt community,
died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at his residence.
Surviving are his daughter, Patricia D. Hanretta; one brother, James
Rowland Ellington; two grandchildren; one great-grandson.
Funeral services will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. today at Oakton United
Methodist Church by Pastor John A. Plummer. Interment will military honors
will be at 11 a.m. at Arlington National Cemetery.
WARRENTON -- Mary “Mandy” Amanda Davis Hargrove, 57, died Monday, Sept.
25, 2000, at Duke Hospital in Durham.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood
Baptist Church in Warrenton. The Rev. Eddie Lawrence, pastor, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, Thomas R. Hargrove Sr. of the home; one
daughter, Josephine A. Davis of Durham; two sons, Thomas R. Hargrove Jr.
of Westbury, N.Y., and Franklin L. Hargrove of Warrenton; her mother, Mary
D. Green of Warrenton; six sisters, Harriet Wiggins, Laura Davis, Shirley
Steed, Elaine Sledge, Carolyn Tunstall, and Mattie Davis, all of Warrenton;
five brothers, Andrew Davis of Washington, D.C., Calvin Davis, James Davis,
William Alston, and Willie Alston, all of Warrenton; six grandchildren;
and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by R.H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton.
Carvin C. Harp
CREEDMOOR -- Carvin C. Harp, 75, of 1038 College St., Oxford, died Thursday,
Sept. 28, 2000, at Duke Medical Center. He was a Granville County native
and the son of the late Sidney and Myrtle Sanderford Harp.
He was a member of Living Word Baptist Church and was medically retired.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Living Word
Baptist Church by the Rev. Terry Hall. Burial will be in the Creedmoor
Surviving are two sisters, Elizabeth H. Clayton and Lillian H. Horn,
both of Creedmoor; and one brother, Durward B. Harp of Stem.
Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Eakes Funeral
Home in Creedmoor and other times at the homes of Durwood Harp, 3126 Old
Route 75, Stem, and Elizabeth H. Clayton, Ward Street, Lot No. 19, Creedmoor.
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Creedmoor.
Harry E. Schoenhut
DURHAM -- Harry E. Schoenhut, Jr., died Tuesday, September 26, 2000.
A resident of the Forest at Duke Retirement Center, Mr. Schoenhut was
born in Germantown, PA. On June 12, 1921, son of the late Harry E. Schoenhut
and Olga Dorfner Schoenhut. Mr. Schoenhut was a member of Trinity Presbyterian
Church of Durham, and a former member and deacon of the First Presbyterian
Church of Henderson, NC. He graduated from Penn Charter Preparatory School,
Dartmouth College and the Tuck School of Business in Hanover, New Hampshire.
He was a World War II veteran and retired in 1981 from the Navy Reserves
as a Lt. Commander.
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy M. Schoenhut; one son, Scott Schoenhut
of Beaverdam, VA; one daughter, Stephanie Schoenhut Stringer of Stafford,
VA; two stepsons, Christy Graff of Charleston, SC, and Clark Graff of Thetford,
VT; a stepdaughter, Catherine Graff-Mitchell of Westminster, CO; thirteen
grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, Phyllis O’Hare.
A Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Forest at Duke
with the Rev. Cathy Church Norman officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Elmwood Cemetery
in Henderson, NC, with the Rev. Richard Brand officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 300
Silver Cedar Court, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 or to the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements are with Hall-Wynne Funeral Service.
Jacqueline H. Simmons
WARREN COUNTY -- Jacqueline Haskins Simmons, 47, formerly of Warren
County, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, in Forestville, Md.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Russell
Union Church in Manson. The Rev. Hezekiah Hendricks, pastor, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The viewing will be from 12
to 1 p.m. at the church.
Surviving are one son, Kevin Haskins; one stepson, Kenneth; one stepdaughter,
Angela; four sisters, Dorothy Rowe, Yvonne Griggs, Sandra Epps and Sheila
Haskins; three brothers, Rev. Melvin Haskins, Shelby and Christian; and
Arrangements are by R.H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton.
Evanglene R. Smith
OXFORD -- Evanglene Ragland Smith, 84, of 8184 Charlie Stovall Road,
died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at the Duke Medical Center. She was the
daughter of the late John H. Ragland and Ola M. Holloway Ragland.
She was a member of the St. Matthew Baptist Church, where she sang
in the Senior Choir.
Surviving are four sons, William H. Smith Sr. of the home, James Smith
of Henderson, Lorinza Smith of Roxboro and Birtha Lee Smith of Oxford;
four daughters, Martha J. Bumpass, Wilsonia Reed, Lorine T. Smith and Lucille
Smith, all of Oxford; one sister, Ulyses Battle of Sparta, Ga.; 27 grandchildren;
and 36 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the St. Matthew
Baptist Church, officiated by the Rev. J. Phillip Betts, assisted by Minister
Ida Black. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Betts
& Son Funeral Home in Oxford.
Leonard G. ‘Jack’ Thomas
OXFORD -- Leonard G. “Jack” Thomas, 83, of 310 N. Country Club Dr.,
died Sept. 27, 2000 at Durham Regional Hospital. He was born on Dec. 27,
1916 in Harlan Co. Kentucky. He moved to Annapolis MD and worked in boat
building for John Trumpy and Sons. He retired as a model maker in the Engineering
Dept. at the United States Naval Academy.
In 1982, Jack and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Stokes Thomas moved to Oxford,
NC. She passed away in Nov., 1995.
Graveside services will be conducted 10 a.m. Saturday at Meadowview
Memorial Park by the Rev. Dr. J. Steven Bolton. The family will receive
friends from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home
and at other times at the residence.
He is survived by his son, Jack E. Thomas of Annapolis, MD; two sisters,
Margaret Thomas of Evarts, KY and Louann Koedel of Hamilton, Ohio; his
granddaughter, Leslie Lynn Thomas of Annapolis, MD.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Masonic Home for Children,
600 College St., Oxford, NC 27565.
Mable B. Foy
HENDERSON -- Mable Bullock Foy, of 113 N. Bullock St., died Thursday,
Sept. 28, 2000, at her residence. She was a Warren County native, the daughter
of the late Haywood and Lottie Allen Bullock and the widow of Henry Foy.
She was a member of Manson Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Manson Baptist
Church by the Rev. Cranford Davis. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Surviving are one daughter, Julia Bullock of the home; one granddaughter;
two great-grandchildren; one sister, Cora Hicks of Manson; two brothers,
James Bullock of Ahoskie and William Bullock of Upper Marlboro, Md.
The family will receive visitors from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Wright
Funeral Home of Henderson.
Allie B. Jefferson
GRANVILLE COUNTY -- Allie Bet Jefferson, 75, a Granville County native,
died Sept. 28, 2000, in Albany, N.Y.
She was a member of Michael Creek Baptist Church where she joined at
an early age until moving to New York.
Surviving are four daughters, Kathy J. Henderson of Oxford, Betty Thompson,
Irene Jefferson, Ruth Roberson, all of Albany, N.Y.; one son, Roosevelt
“Joe” Jefferson of Albany, N.Y.; two sisters, Mary Ethel Williams of Oxford,
Elouise Rainey of Albany, N.Y.
Funeral services and burial will be conducted on Monday in Albany,
Local announcements are by Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Service.
HENDERSON -- Garland Smith, 73, of 213 Orange St., died Thursday, Sept.
28, 2000, at the Granville Medical Center.
Memorial services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Betts
Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by the Bishop T.E. Woolfolk.
The family will receive visitors at the home.
Deborah H. Stegall
HENDERSON -- Deborah Hicks Stegall, age 43, a resident of 271 Greystone
Road, died Friday at her home.
She was a native of Durham County and was the daughter of the late
Clyde B. and Betty Jean Gainey Hicks. She was a secretary for the
Communtiy Counseling Service and a member of the Raleigh Road Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the J.M. White Funeral
Home Chapel by the Rev. Robert Kelley and the Rev. Ed Hicks. Burial
will follow in Sunset Gardens.
She is survived by her fiancé, Steve Harris; one daughter, Jessica
Stegall, of the home; one son, Wayne Stegall, of Warrenton; one sister,
Brenda Hicks Buchanan, of Henderson; and one brother, Michael D. Hicks,
The family will receive friends Saturday 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 Brenda Buchanan at 251 Greystone Road.
Serving as active pallbearers will be Doug Buchanan, Robert Shearin,
Chip Hicks, Matt Nelson, Chris Buchanan, Dennis Wrenn, Walter Bagby and
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home.