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Edith B. Adams 
HENDERSON -- Edith Breedlove Adams, 86, formerly of 425 Bobbott Street, Henderson, died Friday, December 8, 2000 in a local nursing home.  
A native of Wake County, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Lizzie Holmes Breedlove. She was the widow of Raymond Alexander Adams.  
Mrs. Adams was a retired secretary for Dr. S. Malone Parham. She was a member of City Road United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School for more than fifty years, and sang in the choir for more than sixty years. Over the years, she held numerous offices, and served on many committees and boards at the church.  
Funeral services will be held Sunday, at 3 p.m., at City Road United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Danielle Kirkland and Rev. Gary Allred. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens.  
Surviving are a daughter, Iris A. Williams, and husband, Warren, of Richmond, Virginia; two sons, Raymond, A. Adams, Jr., and wife, Linda, of Williamsburg, Virginia, and Jimmy G. Adams, and wife, Aline, of Henderson; five grandchildren, Sherrie A. Geyer, and husband, Jeff, Valerie A. Rice, and husband, Richard, Donald R. Adams, and wife, Shawn, Edith A. Cantagallo, and husband, John, and Jimmy G. Adams, Jr., and wife, Jennie; and thirteen great-grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends today, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home of Jimmy and Aline Adams, 731 Lake View Drive, Henderson.  
Serving as active pallbearers will be Charles Chewning, Gary Tillotson, Jay Adams, Donnie Adams, Wiley Norwood, Butch Pridgen, Howard Hughes, Robert Ayscue, and Paul Nowell.  
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to City Road United Methodist Church, c/o Allene Brummitt, P.O. Box 1212, Henderson, N.C. 27536.  
Flowers Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
  

James C. Crabtree Jr. 

HENDERSON -- James Cameron “Jimmy” Crabtree Jr., age 41, a resident of 1895 Spring Valley Road, died Thursday night from injuries received in an automobile accident. 
He was a native of Vance County and was the son of the late James Cameron and Edna Powell Crabtree. 
He was a valued employee of Rose Oil Company where he had worked for 10 years as a  retail store manager.  
A memorial service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the J.M. White Funeral Home Chapel by Gary Cameron. 
He is survived by three sons, James Cameron Crabtree III, Collin Spenser Crabtree, and Morgan Grey Crabtree all of Raleigh; and one sister, Ann Crabtree Cameron of Asheboro. 
The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the J.M. White Funeral Home, and at the home at 1895 Spring Valley Road on Sunday afternoon. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Vance County Relay For Life, c/o Tommy Crocker, 1721 Bobbitt Road, Kittrell, N.C.  27544, or to a charity of the donor’s choice. 
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home. 
  

Margie B. Mason 

HENDERSON -- Margie Bryant Mason, 98, of Guardian Care, of Henderson, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000. She was a native of Vanceboro, the daughter of the late James and Mary Bryant and the widow of William Henry Mason.  
She was a long-time member of Flat Creek Baptist Church where the funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. William J. Everett, pastor, officiating. The Rev. Sidney Dunston will deliver the eulogy. Interment will be in the church cemetery.  
The body will lie in state at Williams Funeral Home until taken to the church  one hour before the services. 
Surviving are two daughters, Ruth Mason Lewis of Larchmont, N.Y., and Thelma Henderson of Henderosn; one brother, Nathaniel Bryant of Vanceboro; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends at 1502 Hicksboro Road.  
Arrangements are by Williams Funeral Home of Henderson.
  

Louise M. Ragland 

HENDERSON -- Louise Marie Ragland, 67, of 960 Fred Royster Road, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, in the Granville Medical Center. She was a Vance County native and the daughter of the late Willie and Vallie Pope Mitchell Sr.  
She was employed with Vance County Public Schools before retirement. She was a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church where funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday by the Rev. Richard Batts. Interment will be in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are two daughters, Vallie M. Jiggetts and Flora J. Dawson, both of Henderson; a son, Govan Ragland Jr. of Henderson; two sisters, Blanche M. Hill and Mary A. Fuller, both of Henderson; seven brothers, Vernon Mitchell Sr., Harold Mitchell Sr., Turner Mitchell Sr., Leroy Mitchell Sr., George Mitchell Sr., and John Mitchell Sr., all of Henderson, Jimmy Mitchell of Patterson, N.J.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  
Pallbearers will be Cleveland Hawley, William Mitchell, Eugene Mitchell, Willie T. Fuller, Chester Martin, Aubrey Ricks, Tony Lawson and Leon Mitchell.  
The family will receive friends at the home.  
Viewing will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today.  
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services Inc.
 

Willie J. Scott 

HENDERSON -- Willie Gray Jackson Bowling Scott, 86, of 3104 Chestnut Road, Carrollton, Texas, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, at the home. She was a Vance County native and the daughter of the late Prometheus and Annie Ball Jackson. She was the widow of Garland H. Bowling and Donald C. Scott.  
She was a homemaker and a former member of Middleburg Baptist Church.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Middleburg Baptist Church by the Rev. Eddie Nutt. Burial will follow in Middleburg Cemetery.  
Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Bowling White and Sandra Bowling Kiplinger, both of Carrollton, Texas; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Flowers Funeral Home.  
Serving as active pallbearers will be David White, Jere White, Kenneth White, Kevin White, Keith Kiplinger, and Dale Poythress.  
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home of Henderson.
 

Albert B. Bradsher Jr.  
CREEDMOOR -- Albert B. Bradsher Jr., 69, of Church Street, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, at Durham Regional Hospital. He was a Granville County native and the son of the late Albert B. Bradsher Sr. and Ruby West Bradsher.  
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Creedmoor and was retired from N.C. Mutual Drug Company.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Eakes Funeral Chapel in Creedmoor by the Rev. Don Brown. Burial will be in Creedmoor Cemetery.  
Surviving are four sisters, Betsy A. Armando of Goldsboro, Ann B. Dixon and Mary B. Chappell, both of Creedmoor, and Rose B. Ellis of Sanford; two brothers, Lee Sullivan of Robbins and Sam Bradsher of Raleigh.  
Visitation will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday prior to the funeral services at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor.  
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Creedmoor. 
  

Floyd W. Newton 

OXFORD -- Floyd Waylon Newton, 67, of 202 East Dale Drive, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, at Granville Medical Center. He was a Granville County native and the son of the late Roger A. and Virgie Tuck Newton.  
He was of the Baptist faith and was an auto mechanic.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Eakes Funeral Chapel in Oxford by the Rev. Greg Allison. Burial will be in Knotts Grove Cemetery.  
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Matthews Newton of the home; a daughter, Jayne N. Elliott of Oxford; two sons, Jerry Newton of Timberlake, Robert “Bobby” Newton of Henderson; six sisters, Macie McGarr of Creedmoor, Mattie McGarr, Lena Grady, Mildred Elliott and Ruby Wright, all of Oxford, and Louise Burney of High Point; a brother, Paul Newton of Durham; and two grandchildren.  
Visitation was held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford and other times at 7141 Hwy. 15.  
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Oxford.  

Eugene Peace 

HENDERSON -- Eugene Peace, 88, of 318 Whitten Ave., died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, at his residence. He was a Vance County native and the son of the late Sarah “Sally” Parham Peace and Dexter Peace. He was the widower of the late Ruth Fields Peace.  
He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving from 1942 until 1945. He was employed with Henderson Grocery until his retirement.  
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Kittrell where the funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday by the Revs. James Fogg and Clarence Dale. Burial will follow in the Jesse Kittrell Memorial Cemetery.  
Surviving are four daughters, Rebecca Nwude, Bettie Dawson, Sallie Graves and Josephine Peace; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.  
The family will receive friends at the home and at the church on Wednesday one hour prior to the service.  
The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. 
Pallbearers and floralbearers will be friends of the family. 
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services Inc. 
  

Quinnon Ellis 

OXFORD -- Quinnon Ellis “Bo” Wilson, 65, of 7052 Huntsboro Road, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, at his residence. He was a Granville County native and the son of the late Broughton and Ruth Ellis Wilson.  
He was a retired tobacco farmer and a member of Dexter Baptist Church.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Dexter Baptist Church by the Rev. Neil Woodlief. Entombment will follow in Meadowview Memorial Park.  
Surviving are his wife, Emmie Lou Currin Wilson of the home; one son, Cecil Q. Wilson of Charlotte; and two granddaughters.  
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Dexter Baptist Church Parking Lot Fund, 4549 Chewing Road, Oxford, N.C. 27565.  
Visitation for the family was held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home and other times at the home.  
Arrangements are by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home of Oxford. 
  

John W. Phillips 

HENDERSON -- The Rev. John William Phillips, 74, of 1517 Oakdale Circle, died Saturday evening, December 9, 2000, in Maria Parham Hospital after being ill with a serious heart condition for several months.  
Rev. Phillips was born in Raleigh, N. C., on December 29, 1925, to Edgar Eugene Phillips and Emma McLean Phillips.  
He was a member of the First Baptist Church, where he served as a Sunday School teacher for the Men’s Fellowship Class. During World War II, Rev. Phillips served in the U. S. Navy. Following the war, he graduated summa cum laude from Campbell College and from Wake Forest University, and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He was also a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Andover-Newton Theological School, and Hartford Theological School of Missions.  
In the late 1950’s Rev. Phillips served as a missionary in India. He was an active Baptist Minister for 55 years. He served as pastor or interim paster of churches in New England, Saxapahaw and Reidsville, N. C., and in Vance and surrounding counties.  
Rev. Phillips was also a retired teacher, having taught in the Vance County Public Schools for 22 years.  
The funeral will be conducted by Dr. Marion D. Lark at the First Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens.  
Rev. Phillips is survived by Lily Murray Mobley Phillips, his wife of 52 years; by a daughter, Lisa Phillips Finch and her husband, R. Kim Finch of Henderson; a son, Jonathan William Phillips and his wife Larn-Huar Phillips of Wake Forest; one grandson, Thomas Finch and one granddaughter, Emma Finch both of Henderson; one brother, Horace W. Phillips and one sister, Frances P. Randolph, both of Raleigh.  
Pallbearers will be: Nelson Blackwell, Tom Justice, Dr. Franklin Mills, John Norwood, Dr. M. W. Wester, Jr. and George Williams. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Men’s Fellowship Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church.  
The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 Monday night at the J. M. White Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home on Oakdale Circle.  
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church P. O. Box 75 Henderson N. C, 27536 or the America Heart Association c/o Doug Byrom Centura Bank P. O. Draw 1069 Henderson NC 27536.  
J. M. White Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


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