|Pauline C. Burwell
RICHMOND -- Pauline C. Burwell, 69, of Richmond, Va., died Monday,
Nov. 27, 2000, in Virginia. She was a Vance County native.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Big Ruin Creek
Baptist Church by Dr. C.B. Walton. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be friends of the family.
Floralbearers will be friends of the family.
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services Inc.
LOUISBURG -- Funeral services for Gladys Hargrove, 83, who died Thursday,
Nov. 30, 2000, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Mitchell Baptist Church
with the Rev. Daniel Lilly officiating.
Burial will follow in the Mitchell Church Cemetery.
Surviving are five daughters, Mandy Jones, Annie Hilliard, Lillie Epps,
all of Louisburg, Carolyn Moore and Betty Hilliard, both of Raleigh; five
sons, James Hargrove and Walter Hargrove, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., Robert
Hargrove and John Hargrove, both of Louisburg, and Otis Hargrove of Wilson;
40 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Wake services will be held from 12 to 1 p.m. Monday at Mitchell Baptist
Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Arrangements are by Richardson Funeral Home of Louisburg.
Sam B. Strickland
HENDERSON -- Sam B. Strickland, age 66, a resident of 5291 Satterwhite
Point Road, died Thursday night at Maria Parham Hospital.
He was a native of Nash County and was the son of the late Herbert
G. and Annie Bryant Strickland.
He was a retired Insurance Agent of Western-Southern Life Insurance
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the J.M. White Funeral
Home Chapel by the Rev. Charles Ray Anderson. Entombment will follow
in Sunset Gardens.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Viverette Strickland, of the home;
one daughter, Kay Strickland Phillips of Henderson; two sons, Donald G.
Strickland of Henderson and Garland E. Strickland of Muncie, Ind.; three
sisters, Betty S. Bissette of Henderson, Ruby S. Langley of Zebulon, and
Helen S. Stanton of Henderson; one brother, Jackie R. Strickland of Henderson;
five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends Saturday night from 7 until 8:30 p.m.
at the J.M. White Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the
Serving as active pallbearers will be Mike Pollard, Scott Pollard,
Kenneth Viverette, David Viverette, Marshall Tingen, Jimmy Hedrick, Mike
Sandarelli, and Steven McCann.
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home.
Ralph E. Peace
HENDERSON -- Ralph Elliott Peace died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at Maria
Parham Hospital. He was a native of Mount Vernon, N.Y., and the son of
the late Lonnie V. Peace and Clarance Higgins. He was the grandson of the
late Hattie J. and Melvin Fogg.
At an early age, he joine the Shiloh Baptist Church in Henderson and
was educated in the Vance County Public Schools, graduating from Henderson
Institute in 1966. He was a 1970 graduate of Johnson C. Smith University,
Charlotte, with a bachelor of science degree.
In 1972, he began his career with the City of Henderson for five years
and the next four years with Vance Recreation Programs. In 1981, he returned
to the City Recreation Program where the City of Henderson took the program
His tenure with the City of Henderson began with him being the first
paid recreation employee, to supervisor, interim director, and director
of the Recreation Department. After 28 years with the Recreation Program,
he finally saw his dream come to light with the reality of the Phase I
Aycock Complex Project. During his tenure, there were many milestones:
he was the third director hired and only African American, Implementation
of the NYPUM program, Kerr Lake Swimming Facility, Geritol League, Park
Ranger Program, Director and assistant director of the Athletic Program,
Phase I and Phase II of the Blacknall Cemetery Program, Elmwood Cemetery
Program, Developmentally Disabled Program, Silver Striders Walking Program,
and Physical Exam Program for Youths. He was a member of the Alpha Phi
Omega Fraternity, vice president of the World National Powerlifting Federation
and owner/coach of the Ebony Barbell Club. In 1977 and 1979, he received
the National Gold Medal Award by the Sports Foundation Inc.
Surviving are his wife, Ernestine Jones Peace; two sons, Thomas Elliott
Peace and Ralph Michael Peace, all of the home; and one adopted brother,
Otis Richardson of Henderson.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday at E.C. Terry’s
Funeral Service Chapel by the Rev. Saint J. Silver, assisted by the Rev.
James Foster. Interment will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at 732 N. Pinkston St. while the body
will be E.C. Terry’s Funeral Service.
Pallbearers will be members of the Ebony Barbell Club.Floral bearers
will be members of the Queen of Hearts Pinochle Club.
Sam Powell Sr.
VAUGHAN -- Sam Powell Sr., 80, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at his Rt.
2, Macon residence. He was a Warren County native and the son of the late
Eddie Powell and Eva Alexander Powell.
He received his education in the Warren County School System.
In 1942, he joined the U.S. Army and received an honorable discharge
in 1944. He was a member of the General Daniel “Chappie” James American
Legion Post 425 of Littleton.
He joined Burchett Chapel Christian Church at an early age. He was
a member of the deacon board, usher board, and Sunday school, and served
as director of the Junior Choir and Junior Church. He organized and served
as leader of the Burchett Chapel Male Chorus. He remained a faithful member
until his death.
He was a farmer and employee of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension
Service of Warren County, retiring in August of 1986.
He married the former Clara Lucille Bullock on Dec. 27, 1942, and the
couple had seven children.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at The Greater
Ashley Chapel Baptist Church by the Revs. Milton L. Jones and Lynne Bradley.
Burial will be in the Powell Family Cemetery in Vaughan.
Surviving are his wife, Clara B. Powell of the home; his children,
Eva L. Burnett and Laura B. Barrow, both of Philadelphia, Pa., Sam Powell,
Jr., John W. Powell, Sr., Naomi P. Allen and Eunice Powell, all of Vaughan,
and Barbara J. Bankhead; one sister, Laura B. Johnson of Baltimore, Md.;
14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers and flag-folders will be members of the General Daniel
“Chappie” James American Legion Post 425. Floral bearers will be members
of the General Daniel “Chappie” James American Legion Post 425 Ladies Auxiliary.
The family will meet with friends at the home.
The body will be on view at the funeral home from 1:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
today; 8-8:45 p.m. Monday; and will lie in state at the church for one
hour before the services.
Arrangements are by Brown’s Funeral Services Inc.
Harry Q. Simmons, Sr.
HENDERSON -- Harry Quinton Simmons, Sr., 81, of 1510 Cypress Drive,
Henderson, died Saturday, December 2, 2000 at his home.
Born November 6, 1919 in Carteret County, he was the son of the late
Elder Major Leland and Sarah Eliza (Sadie) Mason Simmons.
Mr. Simmons was retired county agent with North Carolina State University’s
Cooperative Extension Service. He served the Extension Service in Greene,
Wake, and Bertie Counties before moving to Vance County, as Extension Chairman,
in 1961. He received the Distinguished Service Award in 1971. After his
retirement in 1979, he served for almost a decade as Sales Supervisor for
the Henderson Tobacco Market. He graduated from North Carolina State College,
with a Bachelor of Science Degree, and received a Master of Education degree
from North Carolina State University in 1969.
He served his country as a medic during World War II as a member of
the U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Division in the Phillipines and Japan. He was
in Tokyo Bay when the surrender was signed aboard the USS Missouri in 1945
and then served as part of the occupation forces in Japan.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, at 3:00 p.m., in Newport River
Primitive Baptist Church, conducted by Elder J.M. Horne and Elder John
Draper. Burial will follow in Amariah Garner Cemetery in Newport, N.C.
Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Mildred Jewell Taylor Simmons,
formerly of Sea Level, N.C.; two sons, Harry Q. Simmons, Jr., of Caswell
Beach, N.C., and Alvah Taylor “Buddy” Simmons, of Charlotte, N.C.; a sister,
Signa Rose S. Roberts, of Newport, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends today, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., at Flowers
Funeral Home, and Monday, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Munden Funeral Home,
in Morehead City, N.C. All other times, they will be at the home.
Serving as active pallbearers will be Joe McGirk, Mitchell Taylor,
Michael Taylor, Mickey Simmons, Jimmy Simmons, Danny Roberts, James Simmons,
and Arnold Wade.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Flowers Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
George W. Williams
HENDERSON -- George Washington Williams, 75, a native of Henderson,
died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, in New Jersey. He was a Granville County native
and the son of the late McKinley and Alice Heggie Williams.
He served in the United States Army.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mary Davis
Royster Funeral Chapel by the Revs. Pricilla Ellis and Alice Clark. Burial
will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.
Surviving are four sisters, Alma Johnson, Iola Harris, Nannie Parrish,
all of Henderson, and Candy Horton of Rocky Mount.
The family will receive friends at the 117 Booth Ave, residence of
Alice Clark; and 234 W. Orange St., residence of Alma Johnson.
The body will be on view at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until taken
to the church one hour before the services.
Arrangements are by Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Service.
Jay S. Cline
BROAD CREEK -- Jay Setzer Cline, 69, of Broad Creek, formerly of Catawba
County, died Saturday morning at his home.
He was the son of the late John A. Cline and Bonnie Setzer Cline.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Broad Creek United
Methodist Church with the Rev. David Banks officiating.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 16 in Newton and past commander
of the American Legion in Henderson, member of Henderson Lodge 229 AF&AM,
past president of Eastern Carolina Traffic Club and was a member of the
Trinity Lutheran Church in Sanford.
He is survived by his wife Joan Bignon Cline; son and daughter-in-law,
John Jay Cline and Kim Horst Cline of Hickory; sister, Maxine Cline Rhinehardt
of Newton; and grandchildren, Katie, John Jay Jr. and Kevin Cline, all
The family suggests memorials be made to the Masonic and Eastern Star
Fund, c/o Henderson Lodge 229 AF&AM, Henderson, NC 27536.
Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. of Morehead
Helen N. Dague
CREEDMOOR -- Helen Nevils Dague, 85, of Hillside Nursing Center in Wake
Forest, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at Raleigh Community Hospital. She was
a Granville County native and the daughter of the late Thomas H. and Mary
She lived in Creedmoor for 45 years before moving to Palatka, Fla.
She worked as a buyer and manager of lingerie at Baldwin’s Department Store
and Montaldo’s in Durham for many years. She served as associate matron
of the South Granville’s Benjamin Stanfield Chapter No. 46 of the Order
of the Eastern Star and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Creedmoor.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist
Church in Creedmoor by the Rev. Donnie Brown. Burial will be in the Creedmoor
Surviving are a son, Ralph Thomas Nevils Jr., of Raleigh; a sister,
Billie Garner of Durham; a brother, Harold Washington of Creedmoor; three
grandchildren; one step-grandchild; five great-grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Eakes Funeral
Home in Creedmoor.
Grace S. Jenkins
WILTON -- Grace Sadler Jenkins, 86, a former resident of the Wilton
community, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at Hillcrest Convalescent Center
in Durham. She was a Granville County native, the daughter of the late
Luther C. and Tiney Haithcock Sadler and the widow of Irvin L. Jenkins.
She was a member of Banks United Methodist Church, a long time Sunday
school teacher, president of the Wilton School PTA and an active member
in the Wilton community for many years.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Banks United
Methodist Church by the Revs. Diane M.C. Blanchard and Ray Gooch. Burial
will be in the church cemetery.
Surviving are two daughters, Linda Leigh J. Barnard of Chapel Hill,
Sue Jean J. Luger of Columbia, Mo.; two brothers, Gathon Sadler of Creedmoor,
J. Waverly Sadler of Henderson; a sister, Evelyn Thompson of Greensboro;
and one granddaughter.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Jenkins Memorial
Fund, Banks United Methodist Church, c/o Jean Watkins, 3608 Brassfield
Road, Creedmoor, N.C. 27522.
Visitation was held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Eakes Funeral Home
in Oxford and other times at the home.
Ronald D. Morris
HENDERSON -- Mr. Ronald Dwight (Ron) Morris, age 58, of Henderson, N.C.,
husband of Mrs. Alvie Jean Morris, died in Maryland Sunday morning, December
Mr. Morris was born Sept. 2, 1942 in Evansville, Ind. to the late Charles
Marvin Morris and Ruth Mary Ruxer Morris Hawkins.
Mr. Morris was employed at Vance County Jail as captain and was retired
from the U.S. Marine Corps having served in the Vietnam era.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alvie Jean Branson Morris of the home;
a daughter and son-in-law, Crystal Ann and Patrick Marshall, Stokesdale,
N.C.; three grandchildren, Ashley Rene’ Marshall, Amber Jeanette Marshall
and Alex Dwight Marshall, all of Stokesdale, N.C.; a half sister, Janet
Nichols; and a half brother, Dennis Hawkins of Fort Worth, TX.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000 at 2 p.m. at Moody
Funeral Home Chapel and will be conducted by Rev. Estel Cook. Burial will
follow in The Crooked Oak Moravian Church Cemetery with full military honors
by Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Honor Guard 11th District Post 2019.
The family will receive friends Wednesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. at
Moody Funeral Home in Mt. Airy. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made
to The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 176, Hillsville, VA. 24343.
Tiny S. Salmon
NORLINA -- Tiny Swanson Salmon, of Rt. 1, Norlina, died Saturday, Dec.
2, 2000, in South Hill Memorial Healthcenter.
She was a member of the Wise Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Blaylock
Funeral Home in Warrenton. The Rev. Kenneth Bunch will officiate. Burial
will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Warrenton.
Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Blaylock Funeral
Home in Warrenton.
Surviving are four daughters, Katie Little of Concord, Tina Vaughan
of Wilson, Carmelita S. Pendergrass of Henderson and Elizabeth Sue Andersen
of Seattle, Wash.; two sons, James Paschall of Troy, Mo., and Thomas Salmon
of Norlina; one sister, Jean Wall of Norlina; 13 grandchildren; and eight
Arrangements are by Blaylock Funeral Home of Warrenton.
Staff Sgt. Cleonis O. White
FAYETTEVILLE -- Staff Sergeant Cleonis O. White, 50, of Fayetteville,
formerly of Warrenton, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at Cape Fear Valley Medical
Center in Fayetteville.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Pleasant
Baptist Church in Manson. Dr. Richard M. Henderson, pastor, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Phyllis F. White; two sons, Staff Sergeant
Marvin S. Foreman Sr., of Germany and Michael O. White of San Diego, Calif.;
two grandchildren; eight sisters, Lizzie Daves, Loretta Hargrove, Zaida
White, all of Manson, Otelia Williams and Cornelia Davis, both of Richmond,
Va., Argatha Vass and Lillian Green, both of Henderson, and Evangelist
Marinda Alston of Brooklyn, N.Y.; five brothers, Albert M. White Jr., of
Charlotte, Robert L. White and Clarence White, both of Manson, Alexander
White Sr., of Henderson, and Lieutenant Peter White III of Fayetteville.
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.