Miscellaneous Henderson County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Olivia B. Cary 
HENDERSON -- Olivia Bullock Cary, 59, of 460 Julia St., died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at Duke Medical Center. She was a Warren County native and the daughter of the late Charles and Kate Bullock.  
She joined Oak Level United Church of Christ where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday by the Rev. Leon White, assisted by the Rev. Mary Emma Evans. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are two daughters, Yvonne Cary and Nancy Cary, both of the home; one son, Richard Cary of the home; three sisters, Eva Belle Bullock and Helen Goode, both of Warren County, and Ruby Thomas of Henderson.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Service and at other times at the residence.  
The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service.  
Pallbearers will be Russell Boyd, Billy Bullock, Jack Bullock, Eugene Bullock, Moses Bullock and William Terry.  
Arrangements are by Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Service.  

Sallie H. Walker 

HENDERSON -- Sallie Harris Walker, 74, formerly of Old Epsom Road, Henderson, died Tuesday, June 20, 2000, in a local nursing home. She was a Vance County native and the daughter of the late Addie Walter and Gertie Swanson Harris. She was the widow of Warren Percy Walker.  
Mrs. Walker was a retired employee of Americal Inc. She was a member of Second Baptist Church.  
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Flowers Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Jeff Prewer. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.  
Surviving are a daughter, Sylvia Gayle W. Collier of Henderson; a son, Don W. Walker of Sylva; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.  
The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 9 p.m. today at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home of Archie and Gayle Collier on Shepard Road in the Vicksboro community.  
Serving as active pallbearers will be Ricky Walker, Bruce Walker, Edmond Walker, Jimmy Holmes, Pete Smith and Charles Smith.  
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to The Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C. 27710.  
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home of Henderson.  

Doretha R. Cook 

HENDERSON -- Elder Doretha Reed Cook, 76, of 326 Charles St., died Wednesday, June 21, 2000, at her residence.  
The family will receive friends at the residence.  
Arrangements will be announced later by Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Service.  

Ellen J. Alexander 

WISE -- Ellen J. Alexander, 104, of Ohio, formerly of Wise, died Tuesday, June 20, 2000, in Ohio.  
Arrangements will be announced later by Boyd’s Funeral Service of Warrenton.  

Susie B. Hargrove 

HENDERSON -- Susie B. Hargrove, 87, of 229 Lincoln St., died Tuesday, June 20, 2000, at the Senior Citizen’s Home Inc.  
Arrangements will be announced later by Garnes Funeral Services Inc.  

Alanders A. Burrell Jr. 

ROCKY MOUNT -- Alanders Antwon Burrell Jr., infant son of Alanders Sr. and LaDonna Stokes Burrell, died Monday, June 19, 2000, at Nash General Hospital in Rocky Mount.  
Arrangements will be announced later by Garnes Funeral Services Inc. 

Willis Minor 

WARRENTON -- Willis Minor, of San Marcos, Texas, died Saturday, June 17, 2000.  
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at the Los Angeles Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Riggan Family Cemetery at Mt. View in Embro. 
Arrangements are by Blaylock Funeral Home of Warrenton. 

Harold M. Renn 
HENDERSON — Harold McCoy Renn, 68, of 475 Epsom-Rocky Ford Road, Henderson, in the Epsom community, died Thursday, June 22, 2000 at his home.  
A native of Franklin County, he was the son of the late Channie Alridge and Carmen Tharrington Renn.  
Mr. Renn was a farmer, and a warehouseman for Alston’s Tobacco Warehouse in Henderson and Western Avenue Tobacco Warehouse in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was a member of Liberty Vance United Church of Christ, where he was a deacon. He was a former professional  baseball player, and was a charter member of the Epsom Volunteer Fire Department.  
Funeral services will be held Saturday, at 11:00 a.m., in Liberty Vance United Church of Christ, conducted by the Rev. John R. Yevak, and the Rev. Tammy Ayscue. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are his wife, Shelby Harris Renn; two sons, Jonathan M. Renn, and Christopher A. Renn, both of Epsom; two sisters, Eris R. Lindsay, of Burlington, and Betsy R. Edwards, of Louisburg; three brothers, W.J. Renn, Alridge A. Renn, and Ronald T. Renn, all of Epsom; and three grandchildren, Kristen Renn, Leah Renn, and Channie Renn.  
The family will receive friends tonight, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home.  
Serving as active pallbearers will be David Renn, Walter Renn, Rick Lindsay, Tim Lindsay, Mike Ayscue, Randy Kearney, Wayne Renn, James Rowland, and David Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be the Men’s Fellowship of Liberty Vance United Church of Christ.  
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Liberty Vance United Church of Christ, c/o Joyce Ayscue, 199 Epsom-Rocky Ford Road, Henderson, N.C. 27536.  
Flowers Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.  

Bettie Minkins 

GREENSBORO — Bettie Mae Ellis Minkins, 59, of 3701, Apt. 2-B, Morris Farm Drive, Greensboro, died Wednesday, June 21, 2000, at the Wesley Long Community Hospital in Greensboro. She was a Vance County native and the daughter of Edward A. Ellis and Ruth Henderson Burwell. She was the widow of James Arthur Minkins III.  
She attended the Vance County Public Schools and she was also active in several organizations and the band at the former Henderson Institute.  
She attended the University of Buffalo in New York. At an early age, she became a member of St. James Baptist Church where she was an anointed pianist and devoted choir member. As an adult, she was a committed member of Shiloh Baptist Church of Henderson where she served as church secretary, Sunday school teacher and choir member.  
Upon moving to Greensboro, she became a member of Evangel Fellowship COGIC where she was a member of the women’s choir. She was employed in North Carolina and Virginia in the area of Mental Health and Rehabilitation as a certified nursing assistant.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday at St. James Baptist Church by the Rev. Joann Allen, Otis Lockett Sr., pastor of Evangel Fellowship COGIC in Greensboro and Elder Mike Lewis, of Evangel Fellowship COGIC in Greensboro. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 
Surviving are one son, Andre Minkins of Greensboro; one daughter, Andrea Minkins of Greensboro; her mother, Ruth Henderson Burwell of Henderson; three brothers, Edward Ellis of Chicago, Ill., Joseph Ellis of Henderson and Arthur Ellis of College Park, Ga.; two sisters, Geraldine Batchelor of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Gloria Cawthon of Woodbridge, Va.; and one grandchild.  
The family will receive friends at 213 S. Bullock St., Henderson, and also from 7 to 8 p.m. today in Garnes Funeral Chapel.  
  

David Bobbitt 

HENDERSON — David Bobbitt, 43, of 120 Red Bud Drive, died Thursday, June 22, 2000, at U.N.C. Hospital.  
Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Greater Little Zion Church of America by the Rev. J.L. Giles.  
Surviving are a wife, Renee’ Bobbitt; his mother, Ada Hayes Bobbitt of Henderson; two daughters, Kesha Bobbitt and Stacey Bobbitt, both of Henderson; two sons, Antawn Bobbitt and Vic Gulati, both of Henderson; two sisters, Jannie Lewis of Warrenton and Wanda Alston of Louisburg; three brothers, Ricky Bobbitt of Creedmoor, Barry Bobbitt of Henderson and John Bobbitt of Atlanta, Ga.; and three grandchildren.  
Arrangements are by Wright Funeral Home of Henderson.  
  

James Perry 

WARRENTON — James Perry, 75, of Perrytown community, Warrenton, died Thursday, June 22, 2000, at his residence.  Arrangements will be announced by Boyd’s Funeral Services of Warrenton.  

Minnie P. Allen 

HENDERSON — Minnie Pridgen Allen, 72, of 202 Harrison Ave., died Thursday, June 22, 2000, at Duke University Medical Center.  Arrangements will be announced by Flowers Funeral Home of Henderson.  
  

Ellen J. Alexander 

WISE — Ellen J. Alexander, 104, of Toledo, Ohio, formerly of Wise, died Tuesday, June 20, 2000, in Toledo, Ohio.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Locust Grove Baptist Church in Wise. The Rev. James M. Johnson, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are five daughters, Cleo Harris, Naomi Johnson, both of Wise, Mozell Hill, Margaret Crouch, Juanita Jones, of Toledo, Ohio; four sons, Parrie Alexander, Milo Alexander, of Wise, William Alexander, James Alexander, of Toledo, Ohio; 42 grandchildren; 86 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive relatives and friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Boyd’s Funeral Service of Warrenton.  
  

Evelyn W. Cifers 

OXFORD — Evelyn Wheeley Cifers, 63, of 2187 Smith Road, died Thursday, June 22, 2000, at Durham Regional Hospital. She was a Durham County native and the daughter of the late Arnold M. and Dorothy Duncan Wheeley.  
She was a member of Tally Ho First Baptist Church and was a homemaker. She was first married to Walter Riley who died in 1989.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tally Ho First Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Oliver officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are her husband, James L. Cifers; two daughters, Janet Riley Owen of Oxford, Nancy Ann Thorpe of Ownesboro, Ky.; four sisters, Shirley May Morris of Raleigh, Delinda Machado of Franklinton, Eunice Marie Ligon and Judy Elaine Walls, both of Stem; three brothers, Davie A. Wheeley of Creedmoor, Wayne C. Wheeley of Virginia Beach, Va., Ronnie Lee Wheeley of Henderson; and four 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. 
  

Susie B. Hargrove 

HENDERSON — Susie Bell Hargrove, 87, of 229 Lincoln St., died Tuesday, June 20, 2000, at the Senior Citizens Home Inc. of Henderson. She was a Vance County native and the daughter of  the late Tommy and Liza Hargrove. She was the widow of Elijah Hargrove Sr.  
She was a member of Woodsworth Baptist Church for 79 years, where the funeral services will be conducted at 12 p.m. Saturday by the Rev. Lawrence Harrison. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are two sons, Elijah Hargrove Jr. and Samuel “Buddy” Jefferson; one sister, Fannie Thomas of Henderson; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends at the home.  
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services Inc.  
  

Roosevelt Coleman 

HENDERSON — Roosevelt Coleman died Wednesday, June 21, 2000, at Maria Parham Hospital.  
Arrangements will be announced later by Garnes Funeral Services Inc.  
  

Alanders A. Burrell Jr.  

HENDERSON — Alanders Antwon Burrell Jr., infant son of Alanders Sr. and LaDonna Stokes Burrell, died Monday, June 19, 2000, at Nash General Hospital in Rocky Mount.  
Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. today at Jesse Kittrell Memorial Cemetery in Kittrell by Bishop Willie Griffin.  
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his grandparents, Fredrick and Alma Stokes of Eatonton, Ga., and Samuel and Gloria Burrell of Henderson.  
  

Virginia S. Lowery  

Raleigh ? Mrs. Virginia Dare Stainback Lowery, age 90, a former resident of Glennwood Towers in  Raleigh, died Wednesday night at Britthaven Nursing Home of Raleigh. She was a native of Pitt Co. and was the daughter of the late Earnest and Mary Carroll Stainback.  She was a retired employee of Walgreen-Kerr Drug Store and was a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church in Epsom.  
Graveside services will held Saturday at 11:00 AM at the New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery by the Rev. Jim Curtis. 
She is survived by one sister Mamie Ruth Stainback Kearney of Raleigh., and several nieces and nephews.  
The family will receive Saturday morning from 10:00 until 10:45 at the New Bethel Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.  
 J.M. White Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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