Miscellaneous Henderson County, North Carolina Obituaries

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James W. Adcock 
HENDERSON -- James Wesley Adcock, 74, of 40 Pine Ridge Road, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, at Wake Medical Center. He was a Granville County native and the son of the late Walter David and Mary Gussie Newton Adcock.  
He was a member of Grassy Creek Baptist Church and was retired from Bandag.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm. Friday at Eakes Funeral Chapel in Oxford. Burial will be in Grassy Creek Church Cemetery.  
Surviving are his wife, Betty Haley Adcock of the home; one daughter, Josephine A. Clayton of Oxford; one son, James W. Adcock Jr. of Oxford; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  
Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford and other times at the home.  
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Oxford. 
 

Aldon Ray Davis 

HENDERSON -- Aldon Ray Davis, age 62, a resident of 721 Berry Street, died Wednesday evening at Oxford Manor in Oxford. 
He was a native of Clinton, N.C. and was the son of the late Bob Allen and Mary Hope Davis. He was the owner and operator of the former Davis Plumbing Company. 
Graveside services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Sunset Gardens by the Rev. Frank Sossamon. 
He is survived by his wife, Margie Smith Davis, of the home; three sisters, Helen D.  Lockamy, Shirley D. Buchanan, and Barbara Jean D. Williams, all of Clinton; four brothers, James Robert Davis of Clinton, Billy Earl Davis, and Herman Leslie Davis both of Jacksonville, N.C., and W.J. Davis of Fayetteville. 
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 of Tanya Pearce at 716 South Carolina Avenue. 
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home. 
  

William M. Harris 

HENDERSON -- William Marshall Harris, age 75, a resident of 2615 N. Lynnbank Road, died Wednesday morning at his home. 
He was a native of Vance County and was the son of the late Ollie Macon and Mabel Shearin Harris. 
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. He was retired from Harriett-Henderson Yarns, Inc. where he was a supply clerk, and was a former employee of Holland Supply Company.  
Mr. Harris attended the South Henderson Pentecostal Holiness Church where funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Frank Sossamon and the Rev. Rob Keffer. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. 
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Scott Harris, of the home; three daughters, Judy H. Loving, Drucilla H. Paschall, and Patsy H. Briggs, all of Henderson; one son, Marshall Wayne Harris of Augusta, Ga.; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. 
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. 
Serving as active pallbearers will be Ronnie Lassiter, Denny Ray Peoples, Bill Batts, James Pendergrass, Steve Wiggins, Bruce Harp, Tommy Manning, and Joe Johnson. 
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be the Men’s Sunday School Bible Class. 
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home. 
  

Walter B. Hicks 

PALMER SPRINGS, VA. -- Walter B. Hicks, 89, of Palmer Springs, Va., died Monday, Oct. 30, 2000.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Roanoke Chapel Christian Church in Palmer Springs, Va. The Rev. Curtis McRae, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are his wife, Louellen Thrower Hicks of the home; four daughters, Vivian Smith of Brooklyn, N.Y., Lillian Jones of East Elmhurst, N.Y., Alfreda Hendricks of Bronx, N.Y., and Evelyn Bagley of the home; three sons, Willie Hicks of East Elmhurst, N.Y., Clarence Hicks of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Larry Hicks of Jersey City, N.J.; 22 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.  
Arrangements are by R.H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton. 
  

Joseph W. Hunt  

OXFORD -- Joseph W. Hunt, 86, of Bethesda, Md., died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, in Maryland. He was a Granville County native and the son of the late Joseph Penn and O’della Royster Hunt. He was the husband of Elaine Mills Hunt and the late Myrtle D. Hunt.   
He was retired from Kodak Corporation.  
Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Elmwood Cemetery in Oxford.  
Surviving are two sons, Joseph W. Hunt Jr. of Wheaton, Md., Dorsey Penn Hunt of Atlanta; a sister, Doris H. Evans of Baltimore, Md.; a brother, Marvin N. Hunt of Honesdale, Pa.; and six grandchildren.  
In lieu of flowers, memorials or contributions may be made to one’s favorite charity.  
Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford.  
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Oxford. 
  

Emma J. Mangum 

STEM -- Emma J. Mangum, 78, of 1716 Sanders Road, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, at her home. She was a Granville County native and the daughter of the late Johnnie Bryant and Annie Bullock Jackson.  
She was a member of Geneva Presbyterian Church and was retired from John Umstead.  
Graveside memorial services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Bullock Family Cemetery off of the Range Road in Stem.  
Surviving are a son, Mike Mangum of Creedmoor; a sister, Virginia Beal of Butner; a brother, Ralph Jackson of Stem; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  
In lieu of flowers, a special request has been made to tell someone special that you love them.  
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Oxford. 
  

Euell Montague Jr.  

BUTNER -- Euell Montague Jr., 68, of 24th St. Twin Circle, Lot. 7, Butner, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, at Durham Regional Hospital in Durham.  
He was a Granville County native and attended the Granville County Schools, he also was employed at University Ford in Durham for 48 years.  
He was a member of the Tally Ho Baptist Church.  
Surviving are his wife, Corine Green Montague of the home; four foster sons, Randy Cash of Norfolk, Va., Marvin Cash of Oxford, Daniel Cash and James Cash, both of Butner; six sisters, Pauline Ragland of Creedmoor, Gladys Rochelle of Durham, Dorothy Montague, Lucy Montague, Joyce Mantague and Evelyn Montague, all of Butner; four brothers, William Montague and Eulice Montague, both of Creedmoor, Bobby Montague of Newark, N.J., and Martin Montague of Butner.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Tally Ho Baptist Church in Stem, officiated by the Rev. Moses Fletcher. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 
The family will receive from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Betts & Son Funeral Home.  
Arrangements are by Betts & Son Funeral Services.

James D. Bissette 
WILSON -- James Denning Bissette, 42, a long time resident of Wilson died Tuesday. Born and raised in Wilson, he attended Wilson Public Schools and graduated from Wake Forest University in 1980.  
Bissette worked in the insurance and banking fields from 1980 to 1985. In 1986, he joined his father’s firm -- Bissette’s Appraisal Service -- and earned his Senior Residential Appraiser designation from the appraisal Institute in 1988. He was President of Bissette Appraisal Service in 1988 and was responsible for its success. He was president of the Wilson MLS Board in 1999. He was also elected Chairman of the Wilson City Planning Board in 1999 and held that position in 2000. He was Chairman of the Board of Adjustment for the city of Wilson during the late 1980’s to the early 1990’s. He was active in numerous real estate ventures throughout Wilson County.  
Bissette loved his family and enjoyed all church related activities. He was the Cubmaster for Pack 4 for the last 3 years and was directly responsible for Scouting’s positive impact on young boys. He was a Deacon at the First Presbyterian Church for many years and was recently nominated to be an Elder of the church. He was awarded the honor of Cubmaster of the year in 1999. He loved his wife and children with all his heart, soul and mind. He always put his children first and enjoyed taking his kids on numerous outings including jet skiing, tubing, water skiing, swim meets and weekend camping trips. His friends and family will always remember his positive impact on their lives.  
He is survived by his wife, Kim Bissette; son, James (Jim) Bissette, Jr.; and daughter, Rebecca Bissette; mother, Jacqueline Johnson Bissette; brothers, Johnson and Mack Bissette. His father, Mack D. Bissette, Jr. died in 1988.  
A graveside service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Maplewood Cemetery with the Rev. James McKinnon and Rev. Bill Bussey officiating. The family will receive friends at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 US 264 W, on Thursday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
In lieu of flowers the family requests the memorials be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 413 Sunset Rd., Wilson, NC 27893 or Boy Scouts of America, P.O. Box 1698, Kinston, NC 28503. 
 

George H. Brown 

WARRENTON -- George Hurbert Brown, 79, of the Lickskillet community, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, at Veterans Administration Hospital in Durham.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Jerusalem Baptist Church by Dr. A.A. Brown. Burial will follow in the Brown Family Cemetery in Warrenton.  
Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth C. Brown of the home; one daughter, Helen B. Stallings of Baltimore, Md.; two sons, George H. Brown of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Samuel Brown of Warrenton; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Lovie Jordan of Spring Hope, Minerva Branch of Warrenton, Mary Massenburg of Louisburg and Gertha Alston of Greensboro. 
The body will be on view this morning at Boyd’s Funeral Service in Warrenton until taken to the church one hour before services.  
Arrangements are by Boyd’s Funeral Service of Warrenton.  
  

Barbara H. Bumpass 

OXFORD -- Barbara Huff Bumpass, 51, of 3632 Hwy. #96, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, at Durham Regional Hospital. She was a Granville County native and the daughter of the late Rufus and Frances Lunsford Huff.  
She was a member of Corinth Baptist Church and was corporative secretary of Louisburg Tractor and Truck Company.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Corinth Baptist Church by the Rev. Dee Coker. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are her husband, James O. Bumpass Jr., of Oxford; a sister, Wanda Huff Haskins of Oxford; and two brothers, Michael L. Huff and Darrell Huff, both of Oxford. 
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be given to Corinth Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Frank Schmit, 3639 Hwy. 96, Oxford, N.C. 27565.  
Visitation will be held from 7 to  8:30 p.m. today at Eakes Funeral Home of Oxford and other times at the home.  
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Oxford. 
  

Mary W. Christmas 

WARRENTON -- Mary W. Christmas, of Warrenton, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, at Guardian Care Nursing Home of Henderson.  
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Kingdom Hall of Warrenton. The Rev. James Boyd will officiate. Burial will follow in the Coley Springs Baptist Church in Warrenton.  
Surviving are eight children, Irene Moss-Carter, Hervey, Kenneth, and Lloyd Christmas, all of Warrenton, Aca Christmas of Florida, Geraldean Gregory of Orange, N.J., Baggie Tex of Montclair, N.J., and Maxcine Cooper of Huntsville, Ala.; 14 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Sally Bett Williams and Effie Alston, both of Warrenton.  
Arrangements are by R.H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton. 
  

Juel W. Duke 

BRACEY, VA. -- Mrs. Juel Williams Duke, age 79, of Bracey, Va., died at Community Memorial Health Center on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000.  
She was born on October 20, 1921 in Warren County to the late John Park Williams and Essie Mae Weaver Williams, and was the widow of the late William Edwards “Buck” Duke Jr.  
Mrs. Duke was a member of Norlina Baptist Church in Norlina and a Restaurant owner.  
Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Carlyle Hall on Friday, November 3, 2000 at 11 a.m. at the Norlina Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Warren Dale Cemetery in Norlina. A visitation will be held at Blaylock Funeral Home in Warrenton from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, November 2, 2000. 
Mrs. Duke is survived by: her companion, Mr. Rob Yancy of Norlina, NC; one daughter, Juel Williams Duke Jr. of Ridge, Maryland; two sisters, Mrs. Mae Jack Piland of Norlina, and Mrs. Linda Ann Edwards of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two brothers, Lee Williams of Norlina and J.P. Williams, also of Norlina.  
Memorials may be made to: Norlina Baptist Church, P.O. Box 367, Norlina, N.C. 27563.


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