Miscellaneous Henderson County, North Carolina Obituaries

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John T. Davis 
WARRENTON -- John T. “Johnny” Davis, 91, of the Parktown community, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at Maria Parham Hospital after a lengthy illness. 
He was a Warren County native and the son of the late Zollie Davis and Pattie Davis. 
He attended the Shocco School and joined Shocco Chapel Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. He worked dutifully in his church and became a deacon in the late 1930’s, a position he held until his death. He also served as Sunday School superintendent and sexton. 
While residing in Philadelphia, Pa., he was employed by Exide Battery Company. After returning to Warren County, in 1950 he joined the staff of Brown’s Funeral Services Inc., a position he held until his death failed. He was also a self-employed barber, servicing many resident of the community. He was a member of the Grove Hill Masonic Lodge No. 523. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Shocco Chapel Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Lennis Thorpe, pastor. Burial will be in the church cemetery. 
Surviving are his wife, Omega Richardson Davis of the home; two daughters, Jeanetta Davis Alston of Philadelphia, Pa., and Catherine Davis Foushee of Piscataway, N.J.; one brother, Romeo Davis of Norfolk, Va.; three sisters, Pearl Alston and Esther Newell, both of Warrenton, and Lena Davis of Brooklyn, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 
The body will be on view from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and will lie in state at the church for one hour before the service. 
The family will meet with friends at the home of Ella Andrews. 
Arrangements are by Brown’s Funeral Services Inc. 
 

Charlie M. Hight Jr. 

HENDERSON -- Charlie Medicus Hight Jr., 87, of Friends Homes West, Greensboro, and a former resident of Kittrell, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, at Moses Cone Hospital. He was a Vance County native and the son of the late Charlie Medicus and Cassie Finch Hight. 
He served in the United States Army, and was manager of the former Golden Belt Fair in Henderson for many years. He operated his own landscaping and cattle farming business and was president of Kittrell Volunteer Fire Department for a number of years. 
Memorial services will be conducted at 4 p.m. today at Living Room at Friends Homes West. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Elmwood Cemetery by the Rev. Charles Cook. 
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Montien McKaughan Hight of the home, and a brother, Clyde S. Hight of Henderson. 
The family will receive friends immediately after the service at the cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Resident’s Fund, Friends Homes West, 6100 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 27410. 
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.

Rosa E. Southerland 

HENDERSON — Rosa Etta Southerland, 100, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, in Maria Parham Hospital. 
She was a Franklin County native and the daughter of the late Nick Foster and Anna Pratt Foster. She was educated in the Franklin County Schools and was a member of the Mitchell Baptist Church at Mitchell. She was active and a member of the Missionary Circle for 70 years. She also served as recording secretary, youth supervisor, mother of the Sunshine Band and Sunday School teacher. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in the Mitchell Baptist Church by the Rev. Daniel W. Lilly. Interment will be in the church cemetery. 
Surviving are a daughter, Mary Lee Williams of Franklin County; three sons, James Southerland, Bennett Southerland of Henderson, Julian Southerland of Brooklyn, N.Y.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 
Pallbearers will be Leslie Long, Earlie Foster, Percy Rogers, Edgar Harrison, deacons; and John Fogg and Samuel Foster, trustees. 
Honorary pallbearers will be Walter Branch, Robert Foster, George Harris, Dr. J.P. Green and Clarence Williams, deacons. Floralbearers will be missionaries. 
The family will receive friends at the home. 
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services Inc.

Elizabeth C. Crawford 
OXFORD -- Elizabeth Cupp Crawford, of 411 Coggeshall St., died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, at Granville Medical Center after a brief illness. She was an Oxford native and the daughter of the late Nelson N. and Mary Lakel Cupp. She was the widow of James W. Crawford. 
For a time, she resided in Somerset, Pa., Baltimore, Md., Pelham, Ga., Tsingtao, China, and Raleigh. 
She was a member of the Oxford United Methodist Church. 
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Crawford plot in Elmwood Cemetery by the Rev. Gala Collins. 
Surviving are two stepsons, James and Arch Crawford, three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. 
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Oxford United Church, P.O. Box 757, Oxford, N.C. 27565. 
The family will be at the home of J.W. Crawford Jr., 509 College St. 
Arrangements are by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home of Oxford. 
 

Charlie M. Hight Jr. 

HENDERSON -- Charlie Medicus Hight Jr., 87, of Friends Homes West, Greensboro, and a former resident of Kittrell, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, at Moses Cone Hospital. He was a Vance County native and the son of the late Charlie Medicus and Cassie Finch Hight. He was preceded in death by a daughter Janice Montien Hight. 
He served in the United States Army, and was manager of the former Golden Belt Fair in Henderson for many years. He operated his own landscaping and cattle farming business and was president of Kittrell Volunteer Fire Department for a number of years. 
Memorial services were conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday at Living Room at Friends Homes West. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Elmwood Cemetery by the Rev. Charles Cook. 
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Montien McKaughan Hight of the home, and a brother, Clyde S. Hight of Henderson. 
The family received friends immediately after the service at the cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Resident’s Fund, Friends Homes West, 6100 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 27410. 
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home. 
 

John F. Long Jr. 

HENDERSON -- John Floyd Long, Jr., 64, of 1234 Oakridge Avenue, Henderson, died Monday, October 30, 2000 in Maria Parham Hospital. 
A native of Granville County, he was the son of the late John Floyd Long, Sr. and Lilly Breedlove Long. 
Mr. Long was a supervisor with American Bakeries Company. He was a member of City Road United Methodist Church. 
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, at 11 a.m., at City Road United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Danielle Kirkland and the Rev. Steve Stutts. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. 
Surviving are his wife, Frances Jean Lewis Long; a daughter, Carol L. Conn, of Charlotte, N.C.; a son, Randy F. Long, of Henderson; four sisters, Mary L. Rogers, of Henderson, and Sally L. Pruitt, Janice L. Hayes, and Hazel L. Ramsey, all of Oxford; two brothers, George W. Long, and Tony Long, both of Henderson; and seven grandchildren, Zach Long, John Hunter Long, Casey Long, Darby Long, Caitlyn Conn, Jenny Weaver, and Emily Weaver. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah L. Weaver, and a brother Jimmy Long. 
The family will receive friends this evening, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home on 1234 Oakridge Avenue. 
Serving as active pallbearers will be Peter John Lewis, Jesse Lewis, Dale Pruitt, Jamie Hayes, Shawn Long, Jimmy Grissom, Kevin Long, and Benji Nelson. 
Flowers Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements. 
 

John H. McNeal 

CREEDMOOR -- John Henry McNeal, 94, of 2534 Mt. Energy Road, Creedmoor, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at Granville Medical Center. 
He was a member of the Union AME Zion Church. 
Surviving are two daughters, Beulah M. Alston of Creedmoor and Myrtle M. Wortham of Oxford; one son, Dennis McNeal of Oxford; six grandsons; one granddaughter; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandsons. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Union AME Zion Church in Wilton by the Rev. J.D. Ray. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 
The family will receive visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight at Betts & Son Funeral Home in Oxford. 
Arrangements are by Betts & Son Funeral Home of Oxford. 
 

Kenton Tucker Parrott 

HENDERSON -- Kenton Tucker Norton Parrott, age 79, a former resident of 1734 Raleigh Rd., died Monday, October 30, 2000, at Maria Parham Hospital. 
She was a native of Vance County and was the daughter of the late George N. Tucker, Sr. and Mabel Davis Tucker. She graduated from Henderson High School in 1938 and the Watts School of Nursing in 1941. She continued her post graduate studies at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and at John Hopkins University in Baltimore. 
Mrs. Parrott was a retired Registered Nurse and during World War II received the rank of 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army. She was the widow of Nelson Parrott. 
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, November 1, 2000 at 11 a.m. at the Poplar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery by the Rev. Wanda Burton-Crutchfield. 
She is survived by one son Dr. Michael Norton of Charlotte, one stepson David Parrott of Henderson, one brother George N. Tucker Jr., of Henderson, one sister Margaret T. Strickland, of Florida, two grandchildren, three step grandchildren and two great grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends following the service in the Poplar Creek Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. At other times they will be at the home of Mr. of Mrs. George N. Tucker, Jr. 1980 Dabney Rd. 
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church T. V. Ministry, P. O. Box 75 Henderson, N.C. 27536 or to the Poplar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery 1370 Poplar Creek Rd. Henderson, N.C. 27536. 
J.M. White Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Juel W. Duke 
NORLINA -- Juel Williams Duke, 79, of Bracey, Va., died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, at Community Memorial Health Center. She was a Warren County native and the daughter of the late John Park Williams and Essie Mae Weaver Williams and was the widow of the late William Edwards Duke “Buck” Jr.  
She was a member of Norlina Baptist Church in Norlina.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Norlina Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Warren Dale Cemetery in Norlina. A visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Blaylock Funeral Home in Warrenton. 
Surviving are one daughter, Juel Williams Duke Jr. of Ridge, Md.; two sisters, Mae Jack Piland of Norlina and Linda Ann Edwards of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two brothers, Lee Williams of Norlina and J.P. Williams, also of Norlina. 
  

Mariam Holtzman 

MANSON -- Mariam Anderson Margaret Seaman Holtzman, 92, of Senior Citizens Nursing Home, formerly of Rt. 1, Manson, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2000. She was a Warren County native and the daughter of the late John Jacob Seaman and Ruth Champion Seaman.  
She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church where she was charter member of LWMC, Ladies Aid, Young People’s Society, Home Demonstration Club and the Drewery Ladies Club.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church by Dennis Retzlaff. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are two daughters, Alma H. Mathews of Henderson and Jean H. Ruland of Nassau Bay, Texas;  one son, J. Bernard Holtzman of Manson; three sisters, Natalie Mitchell of Henderson, Eva Holtzman of Ridgeway and Lena Bender of Ridgeway; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  
Pallbearers will be Charles Holtzman, Jerry Holtzman, Gary Morgan, Justin Holtzman, Kyle Holtzman and Kellen Holtzman. Flower bearers will be members of the Ladies Aid and LWML.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Blaylock Funeral Home. At other times, they will be at the home of J. Bernard Holtzman, Rt. 1 Box 231-A, Ridgeway-Drewery Road, Manson. 
  

Shirley D. Thomas 

HENDERSON -- Shirley Deacon Thomas, 76, of 314 S. Cooper Drive, Henderson, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2000, at her residence. She was a native of Lynchburg, Va., and the daughter of the late Norvel E. and Elizabeth Gay Thompson Deacon. She was the widow of Lt. Col. Hubert Maurice Thomas.  
She was a homemaker and was a member of St. James Catholic Church.  
A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. James Catholic Church, conducted by Father Bill Long. Graveside services will be held later in Lynchburg, Va.  
Surviving are a daughter, Susan T. Parmerter of Henderson; a son, Joseph M. Thomas of Kittrell; and five grandchildren.  
The family requests that flowers be omitted and memorials may be made to Saint James Catholic Church, 3275 U.S. 158 Bypass, Henderson, N.C. 27536.  
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home. 
  

Rev. Samuel E. Williams 

READING, PA. -- The Rev. Samuel Earl Williams, 66, died in Reading, Pa. He was a Vance County native and the son of Jessie Williams. 
He attended the Vance County and New York Schools. He attended college and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. At an early age, he joined St. Andrews U.C.C. He later became a member of Second St. James Church in Brooklyn, N.Y.  
Memorial services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Holy Faith Temple, C.F.A.P. The Rev. George H. Williams will officiate, assisted by the Revs. L.Q. Williams and Mary Emma Evans. 
The family will receive friends at the home of the Rev. and Min. George H. Williams, 212 Charles St., Henderson.


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