Miscellaneous Henderson County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Teresa D. Ellington 

HENDERSON -- Teresa Darylene “Terry” Ellington, 43, of 113 Main Street, Henderson, died November 15, 2000 in Duke University Medical Center in Durham.  
A native of Vance County, she was the daughter of the late Willie Benjamin and Ruth Hughes Ellington.  
Miss Ellington was an employee of Southern Quilters, Inc.  
Funeral services will be held Saturday evening, at 8 p.m., at Flowers Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Frank Sossamon.  
Surviving are a sister, Cindy C. Ausborn, and husband, Johnnie, of Henderson; two step-sisters; two step-brothers; a nephew, Brent Burgess, of Henderson; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. 
The family will receive friends Saturday, from 7 to 8 p.m., at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home of Johnnie and Cindy Ausborn, 915 Nelson Street, Henderson.  
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 1740 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10019.  
Flowers Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.  

Jerry W. Jackson 

CREEDMOOR -- Jerry Wayne Jackson, 28, of 1562-B Jack Clement Road, Stem, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at Duke Medical Center. He was a Wake County native and the son of the late Johnnie and Maxine Collier Jackson.  
He was a member of Olive Grove Baptist Church. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Eakes Funeral Chapel in Creedmoor by the Rev. Tommy Robertson. Burial will be in Creedmoor Cemetery.  
Surviving are his wife, Angela Clark Jackson; a daughter, Tabatha Jackson; his adopted mother, Peggy Jackson; two sisters, Donna Jackson of Butner and Lisa Jackson Rambeaut of Creedmoor; and three brothers, Jimmy Jackson of Angier, Joe Jackson of Garner and James Jackson of Bunn. 
Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and other times at the home of Peggy Jackson, 3837 Old Weaver Trail, Creedmoor, N.C. 27522.  
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Creedmoor. 
  

Brenda Frazier Kittrell 

HENDERSON -- Brenda Lucilla Frazier Kittrell, 48, of 741 Jefferson St., died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at her residence. She was a Vance County native and the daughter of the late Charles Frazier and Louise Christmas Frazier Evans.  
She was an employee of Guardian Care Nursing Home as a license practice nurse.  
She was a member of Spring Street Missionary Baptist Church where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today. The Revs. Robert M. Burnett, Chad Armstrong, Cora Boyd and Jimmie Johnson will officiate. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery.  
Surviving are two daughters, Angelia Kittrell of the home and Altovise Kittrell of Henderson; three brothers, Charles Carl Frazier of Charlotte, Andre’ Evans of Winston-Salem and Andrew Evans of Henderson; one stepsister, Gloria Carver of Greensboro; and four stepbrothers, Leroy Daye of Durham, James Evans of Maryland, Lewis Evans Jr. of Linden, N.J., and Harvey Wilson of Maryland.  
The family will receive friends at the residence. The body will be on view until taken to the church one hour before the service.  
Arrangements are by Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Service. 
  

James Koonce 

HENDERSON -- James Koonce, 80, of Henderson, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at Oxford Manor. He was a native of Trenton and the son of Elizabeth Koonce and George Whittfield.  
In 1941, he joined the U.S. Army, served until 1945 and was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant. He worked as a brick mason until retiring in 1996.  
Surviving are one son, Jeff Williams of Henderson; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at E.C. Terry’s Funeral Service Chapel. Interment with military rites will follow in the Rowland Chapel UCC Cemetery. 
Pallbearers will be friends of the family. 
The body will be at E.C. Terry's Funeral Service.   
Arrangements are by E.C. Terry's Funeral Service of Henderson.
  

Wendell H. Wilson 

WARRENTON -- Wendell H. Wilson, 81, of the Perrytown community, Warrenton, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at Maria Parham Hospital in Henderson. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Baptist Church. The Rev. Eddie W. Lawrence, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are his wife, Berteen Wilson of the home; four daughters, Barbara Ann Henderson of Detroit, Mich., Angie Brooks Wilson of Henderson, Gwendolyn Kay Spruill of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Jacquelyn Fay Wilson of Henderson; three sons, Robert Russell Wilson of Mt. Vernon, N.Y., Oliver Wendell Wilson of Warrenton and Henry Wallace Wilson of Somerville, N.J.; 21 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; two sisters, Letitia Wilson of Warrenton and Clementine P. Price of Philadelphia, Pa.; and three brothers, James J. Wilson, Bobbie H. Wilson and Willie G. Wilson, all of Warrenton. 
The body will be on view today at Boyd’s Funeral Services Chapel until taken to the church one hour before the services.  
Arrangements are by Boyd’s Funeral Services of Warrenton.  
  

Lula E. Lovett Woodson 

WARREN COUNTY -- Lula Evans Lovett Woodson, formerly of Warren County, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, in San Diego, Calif.  
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Burchette Chapel United Church of Christ in Manson. The Rev. Charlie Leath, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are her husband, Richard O. Woodson of San Diego, Calif.; one son, Samuel Evans of San Diego, Calif.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a stepson, Junnie, of Maryland; her mother, Polly Evans of Manson; five sisters, Eva Banks of Macon, Pattie Bullock and Queen E. Williams, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., Mattie Bagley of Bronx, N.Y., and Bernice Hicks of Manson; and three brothers, Major Evans Jr. and Horace Evans Jr., both of Henderson, and Charles Evans of Richmond, Va. 
Arrangements are by R.H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton.

Lessie M. Crews 
LOUISBURG -- Funeral services for Lessie M. Crews, 89, who died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, will be held at 1 p.m. today at Mitchell Baptist Church with the Rev. Daniel Lilly Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are one daughter, Linda Bailey of Raleigh; and three grandchildren.  
Visitation was held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg. 
Arrangements are by Richardson Funeral Home of Louisburg. 
  

Odell Cottrell Richards 

LOUISBURG -- Odell Cottrell Richards, 80, of Louisburg, died Thursday, November 16, 2000 in Duke Medical Center.  
She was preceded in death by Lonnie Steward Cottrell and Wallace H. Richards. 
Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 18, 2000, at 2 p.m. from the Corinth Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Mike Blevins assisted by the Rev. Judy Pittman and Patrick Fuller. 
Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. 
Surviving are daughters Sandra Cottrell Greenland and husband, Greg, Coral Springs, Fla., and Diane Cottrell Dickerson and husband, James, of Louisburg, Candice Anne Cottrell of Wake Forest; sons Jerry S. Cottrell and wife Mary  of Henderson, K. Keith Cottrell and wife Nancy of Henderson; sisters Theo J. Shillinger of Louisburg, Daphine J. Castelluzzo, Geneva, N.Y., Lola J. Clifford, Richmond, Va.; brother Nelson W. Jeans of Rocky Mount; grandchildren Wes Simmons, Scott Simmons, Michael Greenland, Allison D. Harris, Jim Dickerson, Katie Cottrell, Courtney Cottrell, Whitney Cottrell, Claire Young, and Chip Young; and great-grandchildren Hailey Harris, Cole Dickerson, and Lane Dickerson. 
Her grandchildren will serve as pallbearers, and the Dorcus Ladies’ Sunday School Class will serve as honorary pallbearers. 
The family received friends Friday, November 17, 2000, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Lancaster Funeral Home, 804 N. Bickett Boulevard, Louisburg, N.C. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Corinth Baptist Church Fellowship Hall Fund, 4582 U.S. 401 Hwy N., Louisburg, N.C., 27549. 

Helen G. Alston 
WARRENTON -- Helen G. Alston, 91, of Warrenton, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, at the Maria Parham Hospital in Henderson.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Spring Green Baptist Church in Warrenton. The Rev. Dennis G. Lindsay, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are one son, James C. “Boochie” Alston Sr., of Warrenton; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Deloris Glenn of Raleigh. 
The body will be on view on Monday at Boyd’s Funeral Services Chapel until taken to the church one hour before the services.  
Arrangements are by Boyd’s Funeral Services of Warrenton. 
  

Johnnie L. Bailey 

OXFORD -- Johnnie Lee Bailey, 49, of 1010 Raleigh St., died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at Granville Medical Center.  
The Rev. Richard E. Jackson will conduct the funeral services at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wright Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Greenville Baptist Church Cemetery.  
Surviving are his wife, Bernetta C. Bailey of Henderson; one daughter, Rotonda Chanel Cotton of Raleigh; three sons, Johnnie Lee Bailey Jr., Kenneth Shante Cotton and Jonathan Blevins, all of Oxford; his father, Willie Bailey of Creedmoor; three sisters, Shirley Myers of Yonkers, N.Y., Lucille Bailey of Creedmoor and Janet Pettiford of Butner; and three grandchildren.  
The family will receive visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at Wright Funeral Home and at other times at 19 Red Maple Lane in Vance County.  
Arrangements are by Wright Funeral Home. 
  

Anne Pool Cox 

Henderson -- Anne Pool Cox, age 74 a resident of  2951 Oxford Road, died Saturday in Maria Parham Hospital. 
She was a native of  Wake County and was the daughter of the late Roy and Nell Pool. 
She was the widow of the late Ralph Eugene Cox. She was  retired from the Vance County Schools. She was a member of the First Baptist Church where she was a former youth Sunday School teacher. She was a member of the J.O.Y. Sunday School Class, and was active in the ACTS Program. 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the First Baptist Church by  Dr. Marion D. Lark. Burial will be in Elmwood cemetery. 
Surviving are: one daughter Cynthia C. Triplett of Pleasant Garden, N.C.; one sister Mary P. Brown of Raleigh; one brother Dr. Roy R. Pool of Starkville, Miss.; and  two grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by a son Boyd Eugene Cox. 
The family will receive friends Sunday night from 7 until 8:30 at the J.M. White Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church Music Ministry, 205 W. Winder St., Henderson, NC 27536. 
  

Lucy S. Dillard 

WAKE FOREST -- Lucy Smith Dillard, 75, of 2116 Purnell Road, formerly of Green Hill Manor in Louisburg, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000. She was a Franklin County native and the daughter of the late Bernice and Ethel Journigan Smith. She was a retired bookkeeper and a faithful member of Grace Baptist Church.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Woodland Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are her sons, Thomas E. “Ted” Dillard of Wake Forest and Don W. Dillard of Kittrell; sisters, Mrs. Bob Elerick of Newport News, Va., and Mrs. Paul K. Dameron of Hampton, Va.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  
Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 1300 Saint Mary’s St., 4th floor, Raleigh, N.C. 27605.  
Friends may visit with the family from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Bright Funeral Home in Wake Forest. 
  

Otis Foster 

HENDERSON -- Otis Foster,  87, a native of Henderson, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2000, in New York.  
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Mitchell Baptist Church by the Rev. Daniel W. Lilly Jr.  
Surviving are three children; one sister, Iolar Foster; and two brothers, William Foster and Sam Foster.  
The body will be at Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Service from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and then taken to the grave site.  
Arrangements are by Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Service. 
  

Jerry R. Lyon 

BUTNER -- Jerry Ray Lyon, 72, of 607-15th St., died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, at his home. He was a Johnston County native and the son of the late Bernice L. and Ethie Chappell Lyon.  
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Butner and was retired form John Umstead Hospital.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Butner by Dr. Gene Garrison and Richard Newton. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor.  
Surviving are his wife, Hazel Lemons Lyon of the home; a daughter, Wendy Smith of Chapel Hill; two sisters, Swannie Fuller of Creedmoor and Bernice Turner of Clayton; and one granddaughter.  
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Butner, 202 West D St., Butner, N.C. 27509 or to Cancer Research, c/o DUMC, Durham, N.C. 27710.  
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. 
  

Deacon Arvell R. Shearin Sr.  

HENDERSON -- Deacon Arvell Rena Shearin Sr., 61, of 946 Jacksontown Road, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, at his residence. He was a Vance County native and the son of the late Herman and Beatrice Tarry Shearin. 
He was a member of Little Zion United Holy Church where he served as a deacon, a superintendent of the Sunday school, and a member of the male choir. He worked for Ball-Foster Glass Company for over 20 years.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Little Zion United Holy Church by Pastors Brenda Peace, JoAnn Allen and Dorothy Venable and Elder Roosevelt Alston. Burial will follow in the Sunset Garden Inc.  
Surviving are his wife, Juanita White Shearin of the home; three daughters, Connie Shearin of Fuquay-Varina, Teresa Clark, Angela Lewis, both of Henderson; three sons, Calvin Shearin and Arvell Shearin Jr., both of Henderson, Reginald Shearin of Gillburg; five brothers, Eddie Shearin, Alvin Shearin, Sylvester Shearin, Herman Shearin, all of Henderson, Marion Shearin of Richmond, Va.; and three sisters, Betty Richards, Essie Shearin, Eva Miles, all of Henderson.  
The family will receive friends at the church from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday and at other times at the home.  
The body will be on view on Monday from 10 a.m. until.  
Arrangements are by Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Service.


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