Miscellaneous Henderson County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Plummer Baker 
Plummer Baker, 57, of Patterson, N.J., formerly of Warrenton, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Patterson. 
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 25 at 1 p.m. in Macedonia Holiness Church. Elder Levi Gurley will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 
He is survived by: his wife Irene Baker of Patterson; two daughters, Stacy Lindo and Corine Baker each of Patterson; two sons, Nelson Baker and Plummer Baker Jr., each of Patterson; six sisters, Ella Scott, Annie Warten, and Susie Williams of Warrenton, Eva Taylor of North Welton, Pa., Jessie Gurley of Patterson, and Sara Harris of Franklinton; eight brothers, James Baker, Frank Baker Jr. and Elder Millard Baker, all of Warrenton, Minister Alfred Baker, Minister William Baker, Earnest Baker and Waddell Baker all of Patterson, and Wilbert Baker of Atlanta; and four grandchildren.  
The family will receive relatives and friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Boyd’s Funeral Chapel in Warrenton. 
  

Lucille Bullock Jackson 

Lucille Bullock Jackson, 80, of 4208 Culbreth Road, Stem, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000 at Treyburn Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.  
A native of Granville County, she was the daughter of the late E.L. and Bertha Overton Bullock and the widow of Edward Lee Jackson. She was a homemaker, a member of Geneva Presbyterian Church, and formerly employed at Murdoch center in Butner.  
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church by Rev. Alfred T. Ayscue. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 
Surviving are her daughter, Peggy J. Clayton of Oxford; son Jimmy L. Jackson Sr. of Stem; brothers James A. Bullock and Manley L. Bullock, both of Stem; four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Gentry-Newell and Vaughan Funeral Home in Oxford, and at other times at the home of Shirley and Jimmy Jackson, 4208 Culbreth Road. 
Flowers will be accepted as will be memorials to Geneva Presbyterian Church/Frances Bullock, 2665 Lake Devin Road, Oxford, NC 27565. 
  

William L. Roberts Jr. 

William L. Roberts Jr., 40, of 4005 Tryon Road, Raleigh, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000 at Wake Medical Center. 
Born in Raleigh, he was the son of Catherine P. Roberts and the late William L. Roberts Sr. He was the husband of Marliynn Cameron Roberts, formerly of Henderson. 
Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday Nov. 25 at Matthew Chapel Holiness Church, 1516 Montrose St. in Raleigh, the Rev. Nellie Harris officiating. Interment will be in Carolina Biblical Gardens. 
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by five daughters, six sisters, and two brothers. 
The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until the funeral. Flowers will be accepted at Haywood Funeral Home in Raleigh, with local arrangements in care of Williams Funeral Home of Henderson. 
 

Jeanette M. Chavis 

OXFORD -- Jeanette Morton Chavis, 72, of 6010 Horner Siding Road, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, at Granville Medical Center.  
The Rev. Ned Thorpe will conduct funeral services at 1 p.m. Monday at Antioch Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are her husband, Henry Eugene Chavis; two stepsons, Henry Eugene Chavis Jr., of Roxboro, and Robert Lee Chavis of Whitesville; two sisters, Elizabeth Morton of the home and Dorothy Bailey of San Antonio, Texas; and one brother, William Marrow of Durham.  
The family will receive visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Wright Funeral Home. 
  

Hessie Mitchiner 

HENDERSON -- Hessie Mae Rice Gales Mitchiner, 74, of 730 College St., died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, at her residence. She was a Vance County native and the daughter of the late Nathan and Hallie Cooper Rice.  
She was educated in the Vance County Public Schools System and was the widow of Wilbert Mitchiner.  
She was a faithful member of Big Ruin Creek Baptist Church where the funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today by Dr. C.B. Walton. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are one son, Thomas Gales of the home; five granddaughters; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Evangelist Cora Pettiford and Minnie B. Foster, both of Henderson; and four brothers, the Rev. Thomas S. Rice, Seamon Rice, McDonald Rice, all of Henderson, and the Rev. Samuel Rice of Boston, Mass. 
The family received friends on Friday at Garnes Funeral Chapel and all other times at the home.  
Pallbearers will be nephews.  
Floralbearers will be nieces.  
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services Inc.  

Charlie Williams 

WARRENTON -- Charlie Williams, 54, of the Parktown community, Warrenton, died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2000, at the Rex Hospital in Raleigh.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday 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 daughter, Amy Smith of Seattle, Wash.; seven grandchildren; four sisters, Emma Williams of Warrenton, Mary Kearney, Dorothy Townes and Mattie M. Williams, all of Newark, N.J.; and four brothers, Bennie Williams of Newark, N.J., Calvin Williams of Hephzibah, Ga., Kenneth Williams of Augusta, Ga., and Michael Williams of Warrenton. 
The body will be on view today at Boyd’s Funeral Services Chapel until taken to the church one hour prior to the services.  
Arrangements are by Boyd’s Funeral Services of Warrenton.
 

Charlie W. Bullock  

HENDERSON -- Charlie “Bo” William Bullock, 75, of Rt. 1, Manson, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, at Duke Medical Center. He was a Vance County and the son of the late Henry and Martha Bullock.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Level United Church of Christ by the Rev. Leon White. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.   
Surviving are his wife, Mary Pattie Lee Bullock; eight daughters, Joan White of Richmond, Va., Martha Bullock, Mary Evans, Denise Seward, Valerie Hargrove, Lou Yarborough, Diane Bullock and Almeta Powell, all of Manson; five sons, David Bullock of Warrenton, Donnell Bullock of the home, Melvin Bullock and Dennis Bullock, both of Manson, Glenn Goode of New York; one sister, Martha Hargrove of Richmond, Va.; one brother, Eddie Bullock of Manson; 53 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends at the home.  
Pallbearers will be George Yarborough, Tony Bullock, Eddie Bullock Jr., Thornton Bullock, Ricky Reid and Alfred Bullock.  
Floralbearers will be Kisha Roberson, Sonya Bullock, Lakeesha Bullock, Tara Bullock, Kim Burchette, Juanita Hawkins, Carolina Seward, Sechemlia White, Delmita White and Jacqueline Evans.  
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services Inc.  
  

Kiara S. Bullock  

HENDERSON -- Kiara Shermaine Bullock, infant daughter of Kaira J. Barnes and Sherman A. Bullock, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000. She was a Cumberland County native.  
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Young Memorial Holiness Church Cemetery by the Rev. Mary Cannady.  
Surviving, in addition to her parents of Fayetteville, are one sister, Cierra Barnes of Fayetteville; one brother, Kevin Bullock of Henderson; maternal grandparents, James and Jacqueline Barnes of Rockingham; paternal grandparents, Elizabeth Bennett of Henderson and Alfonso M. Bullock of Henderson; paternal step-grandmother, Lucy Bullock of Henderson; paternal great-grandparents, James and Bertha Mayo of Ridgeway.  
The family will receive friends at 844 E. Montgomery St., Henderson.  
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services Inc.  
  

Jackie R. Davis Jr.  

OXFORD -- Jackie Ralph Davis Jr., 42, of 2069 James Winston Road, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at his home. He was a Forsythe County native and the son of the late Jackie R. Davis Sr. and Dorothy Outlet Davis. He was a retired auto mechanic.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Eakes Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Robert Oliver. Burial will be in Peace’s Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery. 
Surviving are his wife, Deborah Cooke Davis; a daughter, Sherry Davis Weary of Butner; two sons, Steven Davis and Timothy Davis, both of Oxford; a sister, Pamela Jean Abbott of Henderson; one brother, Ricky Davis of Winston-Salem; and two granddaughters.  
Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford and at other times at the home of Steven and Tammie Davis, 2611-B Hwy. 96 South, Oxford, N.C. 27565. 
  

Parthenia H. Henderson 

HENDERSON -- Parthenia Hawkins Henderson, 60, of the Christian Care Nursing Facility, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, at the facility.  
She was a Vance County native and the daughter of the late Lucy Lee Hawkins and Lewis Hawkins. 
She attended the former Henderson Institute and was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Garnes Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Brenda Gail Peace. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.  
Surviving are her husband, Joe A. Henderson of Henderson; four children, Joe A. Henderson, James T. Henderson, Joyce A. Henderson and Lee J. Henderson, all of Henderson; three grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Ellen Henderson, Dorothy Hayes and Barbara Durham, all of Henderson; five brothers, James A. Hawkins, Johnnie Hawkins, Jerry Lee Hawkins, Anderson Hawkins and Little John Hawkins, all of Henderson.  
The family will receive friends at 835 Thomas St., Henderson.  
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services Inc. 
  

Gattis W. Gooch 

HENDERSON -- Gattis Wilbur Gooch, age 85, a resident of 179 Parker St. died Saturday morning, Nov. 25, 2000, at Rose Terrace Nursing Home in Wendell. 
He was a native of Wake County and was the son of the late George Washington and Nellie Florence Johnson Gooch. He was a Veteran of World War II having served eight years in the Army and was retired from Russell Goodman Construction Co. 
He was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Raleigh and the American Legion of Wake County. 
Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the J.M. White Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Tim Hopkins and the Rev. Ray Anderson. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens. 
He is survived by two sisters, Hattie G. Kitchen of Wake Forest and Mabel G. Bass of Wendell, and several nieces and nephews. 
The family will receive friends Sunday 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 Ernest Gooch at 179 Parker St. 
Serving as active pall bearers will be his nephews.    
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home. 
  

William E. King 

CREEDMOOR -- William Edward King, 69, of 2718 Sam Moss Hayes Road, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Treyburn Nursing Center. He was a Granville County native and the son of the late Edward E. and Meta Brogden King and the widower of Dorothy Newcomb King. He was retired from the Granville ABC Board.  
Memorial services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at Eakes Funeral Chapel in Creedmoor by the Rev. Terry Hall.  
Surviving are a daughter, Connie W. Cole of Creedmoor; one sister, Mattie Ann Riggan of Creedmoor; two brothers, Robert Lee “Ne” King of Stem, Ervin “Buck” King of Creedmoor; one grandson; and one great-granddaughter.  
Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m., prior to the memorial services on Monday at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor.  
  

Donald L. Perry 

HENDERSON -- Donald Lee Perry, 42, of 692 Adams St., died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2000, at Maria Parham Hospital. He was a native of Vance County and the son of Merlin Lee Perry and the late Betty Jean Brown.  
He was employed by Chestnut Gulf for many years, and also Community Mart. He was also a self-employed “Handyman.” He was educated in the Vance County Public Schools System.  
He was also a member of New Life Church of God in Christ where the funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday by Pastor Myron Henderson. Burial will follow in Blacknall Cemetery.  
Surviving, in addition to his father, are his wife, Martha A. Perry; three daughters, Donyele Perry, Brenda Perry and Paigadrin Perry, all of Henderson; two brothers, Westley Brown of Newport News, Va., and Ned Williams of New York; and one sister, Cornelius Debnam of Henderson. 
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Garnes Funeral Chapel and all other times at the home.  
Pallbearers will be Officer Wiggins, Mike Brodie, Larry Branch, Gus Cousins, Antonio Hart, Keith Ragland, Lewis Davis, Ronald Ragland, Roman Brown and Corey Hopkins.  
Floralbearers will be Vanessa Bagby, Tiffany Brodie, Sheila Bullock, Lucy Brodie, Angela Gregory, Laura Hargrove, Chris Williams and Angela Brandon.  
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services Inc.  
  

Robert B. Wiggins Jr.  

HENDERSON -- Robert Baskett Wiggins Jr., 52, of Rt. 2 Box 170, on Tower Road, in the Afton community, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at Maria Parham Hospital.  
He was a Vance County native and the son of the late Robert Baskett and Betty Ruth Turner Wiggins.  
He was a seventh-grade social studies teacher at Eaton-Johnson Middle School. He was a member of the Church of the Holy Innocents, and the North Carolina Association of Educators.  
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Flowers Funeral Chapel, conducted by Father Dan Barker. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens.  
Surviving are his wife, Penny Farmer Wiggins; a daughter, Stephanie Helen Wiggins of the home; two sons, Thomas MacMillan Wiggins of Durham and Matthew Turner Wiggins of the home; three stepdaughters, Rebecca Myers of the home, Katherine Myers of Durham and Emma Johns of the home; and two sisters, Betty Joyce Hight of Fayetteville and Eddie Jean Reavis of Nashville.  
The family will receive friends from 1 to 1:50 p.m. today at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home on Tower Road.  
Serving as active pallbearers will be Mark Reavis, Michael Reavis, Tim Farmer, Miles Blachly, Craig Reavis, Reuben Counsil, George Grissom, Henry Bryantn, Harry Bryant, Forest Aiken, Keith Aiken, Paul Daeke, and Neil Daeke.  
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home. 
  

Wilbur E. Williams Jr.  

HENDERSON -- Wilbur “Bill” Ellis Williams, Jr., 45, formerly of Henderson, was taken from his loving family Thursday, November 23, 2000. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur and Evelyn Williams. He is survived by his sister, Peggy Blalock, niece Beth Reavis, nephew Ellis, best friend Bill Parks of Wilmington, and loving cousins, aunt and uncle.  
Bill was born January 16, 1955 in Henderson but had spent most of his adult life living and working in Cebu, an island located in the Phillipines.  
Bill graduated in 1974 from Fredricks Military Academy in Portsmouth, Va. He was Battalion Commander and President of his Senior Class.  
Bill loved the sea, and his work and life were centered around this love. He was employed in the research area of Western Geophysical, Houston, Texas which enabled him to travel the world by sea. Bill was a Master Diver, and co-owner and founder of Parasail Asia Company in Cebu. He was at his home in Cebu at the time of his death.  
We are grateful for his life, love and family and friends, and most of all his spirit of adventure. Friends are invited to join the family in a memorial service to be held Saturday, December 2, at 2 p.m., in the Chapel at Flowers Funeral Home in Henderson.  
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.


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