Miscellaneous Henderson County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Herbert Crews Jr.  

NEW YORK -- Herbert Crews Jr., 62, of New York, formerly of Vance County, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, in Henderson. He was the son of Elizabeth Harris Crews and the late Herbert Crews Sr.  
He was a member of Morning Star United Holy Church where the funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday by the Rev. Shirley Piercy and Bishop Isiah Elam. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving, in addition to his mother of Henderson, are one daughter, Chenelle Crews of Arizona; three sisters, Sally V. Crews of Henderson, Elizabeth C. Perry of Washington, D.C., and Lucy C. Ramsey of Hyattsville, Md.; four brothers, James Crews, Allen Crews, Randolph Crews and Redney Crews, all of Henderson.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Garnes Funeral Chapel and all other times at 1554 Satterwhite Point Road, Henderson. 
Pallbearers and floralbearers will be friends of the family.  
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services Inc.  
  

Eula B. Scott 

HENDERSON -- Eula Branch Scott, 86, of 600 W. Andrews Ave., died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, at her residence. She was a Franklin County native and the daughter of the late Lucious and Henrietta Mills Branch. She was the widow of Vernon Scott.  
She was educated in the Franklin County and Vance County Public Schools System.  
She was a member of St. John Baptist Church in Middleburg where the funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday by Dr. A.A. Brown. Burial will follow in the Middleburg Cemetery.  
Surviving are six daughters, Amanda Pearl Mitchell, Sophie Andrews, Louise Henry, Henrietta Fuller, Doris Andrews and Susie Hedgepeth; 25 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren; and 26 great-great-grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends at the home.  
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services Inc.  
  

Cinda Smiley 

HENDERSON -- Cinda Ann Hamlen Smiley, age 53, a resident of 620 Stewart Farm Road, died Monday night at Maria Parham Hospital.  
She was a native of Vance County and was the daughter of the late Willie J. and Sarah Grissom Hamlen. 
She was a media specialist at Zeb Vance and Aycock schools, a member of the state Teacher’s Assistant Association and a former president of the local chapter of Teacher’s Assistant Association. 
She was a member of the Carey Baptist Church, where funeral services will be held Thursday at 3:30 p.m. by the Rev. John M. Hackworth and Dr. Larry Padgett.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 
She is survived by her husband, Larry Van Smiley; two daughers, Christiana Ann Smiley-Edwards of Raleigh, and Laurie Annette Smiley of the home; one son, Joseph Thomas Hough of Hendersonville; two sisters, Brenda Cutts of Henderson and Linda Horne of Charlotte; one brother, Billy Hamlen of Henderson; and three grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends Wednesday night from 7 until 8:30 P. M. at the J.M. White Funeral Home.  At other times they will be at the home at 620 Stewart Farm Road. 
Serving as active pall bearers will be Eddie Algood, Wallace Greenway, Nick Reavis, Wayne Matthews, Gene Frazier, Arch Hoyle, and Jerry Thompson. 
Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the Lottie Moon  Christimas Offering, Carey Baptist Church c/o Cathy Abbott, 1295 Carey Chapel Road, Henderson, N.C.  27536. 
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home.
 

Ira L. Caudle 
WARREN COUNTY -- Ira Lee “Duty” Caudle, 72, formerly of Warren County, died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000, in Maryland.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 12 p.m. Saturday at Shocco Chapel Baptist Church in Warrenton by the Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Bullock Jr. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are two sisters, Willie Gray Davis and Mattie Rea Richardson, both of Warrenton; and one brother, William T. Caudle Sr. of Warrenton. 
Arrangements are by R.H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton.  
  

Larry Cearnel Jr.  

CREEDMOOR -- Larry Cearnel Jr., 55, of 1194 Beaver Dam Road, Creedmoor, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000, at his home. He was an Orange County native.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Betts Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by the Rev. James Daniel. Burial will follow in the Greenfield Church Cemetery.  
Surviving are his wife, Laverne Cearnel of the home; one daughter, Michelle Atkins of Stem; his mother, Velma Mary Ruth Bealey of Mebane; two brothers, Bill Corbitt of Mass, Ga., and Henry Corbitt of Mebane; six sisters, Betty Rogers of Cedar Grove, Mary Corbitt and Geardine Corbitt, both of Hillsborough, Bertha Corbitt of Efland and Maude Beasley of Butner; and two grandchildren.  
The family will receive visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Betts & Son Funeral Home in Oxford.  
Arrangements are by Betts & Son Funeral Home Inc. 
  

Bernice B. Harris 

WASHINGTON -- Bernice B. Harris, 85, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, at Prince George’s Hospital in Cheverly, Md. She was a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., and the daughter of the late Junious and Laura Burton Burchett.  
At the age of five, her family moved to North Carolina. In 1931, she married John H. Harris and, after making their home in Washington, D.C., he preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 1988.  
For many years, she was employed by Woodward & Lothrup Department Store in Washington, D.C.  
She was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C.  
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 15th St. in Washington, D.C. 
Local graveside services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Saturday by her nephew, the Rev. Donald Harris, in the Harris Family Cemetery in the Oine community of Warren County.  
The body will arrive in Warrenton on Friday evening. There will be no viewing at the cemetery.  
Funeral arrangements were made by Brown’s Funeral Services of Warrenton and the John T. Rhines Company of Washington, D.C. 
  

Albert D. Jones Sr.  

OXFORD -- Albert Dean Jones Sr., 84, of 210 Delacroix St., died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at Granville Medical Center. He was a Granville County native and the son of the late Nathaniel J. and Lucinda Frazier Jones. His first wife, Lora Helen Garrett Jones died in 1986.  
He was a member of Enon Baptist Church, an Army veteran of World War II and was retired from Oxford Oil Company.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Eakes Funeral Chapel in Oxford by the Revs. James Shelley and Carolyn Sims. Burial will be in Enon Baptist Church Cemetery.  
Surviving are his wife, Rachel Newton Jones of the home; two sons, Albert D. Jones Jr. of Raleigh, Robert “Bobby” Jones of Talladega, Ala.; a stepson, Clifton D. Brummitt of Oxford; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.  
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. 
  

Eula B. Scott 

HENDERSON -- Eula Branch Scott, 86, of 600 W. Andrews Ave., died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, at her residence. She was a Franklin County native and the daughter of the late Lucious and Henrietta Mills Branch. She was the widow of Vernon Scott.  
She was educated in the Franklin County and Vance County Public Schools System.  
She was a member of St. John Baptist Church in Middleburg where the funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday by Dr. A.A. Brown. Burial will follow in the Middleburg Cemetery.  
Surviving are six daughters, Amanda Pearl Mitchell, Sophie Andrews, Louise Henry, Henrietta Fuller, Doris Andrews and Susie Hedgepeth; 25 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren; and 26 great-great-grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends at the home.  
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services Inc.  
  

Harold T. Short 

HENDERSON -- Harold Taylor Short, age 61, a resident of 105 Park Avenue in Creedmoor, and a former resident of Rt. 2, Warrenton in the Afton Community, died Tuesday night at the Park Avenue Group Home. 
He was a native of Vance County and was the son of the late John B. and Madolia Abbott Short.  He was a retired tobacco farmer and a former employee of Inco and the Creedmoor Candle Shop, and was a member of Brown’s Baptist Church in Warren County. 
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the J.M. White Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Buddy Johnson.  Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. 
He is survived by three sisters, Helen S. Cartaker of Klamath Falls, Oregon, Clara Barker of Henderson and Alma S. Short of Warrenton; two brothers, Williard P. Short of Warrenton, and Luther Short of Reidsville.   
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 Alma Short, Rt. 2, Box 92, Warrenton in the Afton Community. 
Serving as active pall bearers will be Dwight Short, Wayne Short, Ronald Neal, Charlie Barker, Thurston Barker, Walter Neal, and Wesley Harris. 
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home. 
 

Corey Baker 
WARRENTON -- Corey Baker, 18, of Patterson, N.J., died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, in Orangeburg, S.C.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Spring Green Baptist Church. The Rev. Dennis G. Lindsay, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are his mother, Vivian Baker of Norcross, Ga.; his father, Earnest Baker of Patterson, N.J.; one sister, Yolanda C. Baker of Norcross, Ga.; one brother, Earnest M. Baker of Patterson, N.J.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Boyd’s Funeral Services in Warrenton.  
Arrangements are by Boyd’s Funeral Services of Warrenton. 
  

James Scott Brown 

HENDERSON -- James Scott Brown, age 54, a resident of 178 Willow Oak Drive, died Thursday. 
He was a native of Vance County and was the son of Joshua Scott  and Doris Jackson Brown of Middleburg.  He was a member of the Gospel Baptist Church where he was a Trustee and served as an Assistant Sunday School Teacher, and was a member of the Kerr Lake Home Builders Association, and a member of the National Guard Reserve.  He was owner and operator of Jim’s Painting Service and co-owner of Vance Brides and Formals.  
Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 16, 2000 at 2 p.m. at the Gospel  Baptist Church by the Rev. Robert Greene, Jr. and the Rev. Edward Yancey.  Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens. 
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Jamie P. Brown of the home;  one stepdaughter, Leslie P. Dixon and husband J. Dalton Dixon of Henderson; one step-son, Ronald E. Pittman, Jr. of Henderson; one sister, Elaine B. Jennings of Wake Forest; one brother, Tom Brown of Marietta, Georgia; two grandchildren, Ashleigh Dixon and Brooke Dixon. 
The family will receive friends Friday at the home at 178 Willow Oak Street. 
Serving as active pall bearers will be John Tucker, Matt Comer, Eddie Jackson, Murphy Comer, Dan Herion, and Joe Tippett.  
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be all deacons and trustees of Gospel Baptist Church. 
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Gospel Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Jerry Matthews, 3403 Cameron Drive, Henderson, N.C.  27536. 
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home.
  

John Q. Parham  

WARRENTON -- John Q. Parham, 67, of the Inez community, Warrenton, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 12 p.m. Saturday at St. Stephen Baptist Church in Inez. The Rev. Junious Debnam, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are his wife, Jessie Parham of the home; four daughters, Vernita Terry of Warrenton, Camille Parham of Greensboro, Andrea Shannon of Mitchellville, Md., and Taloria Parham of Brunswick, Md.; one son, Ronnie Parham of Warrenton; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Martha Alston and Betty Elzie, both of Washington, D.C.; and one brother, Curtis Parham of Los Angeles, Calif. 
The body will be on view today at Boyd’s Funeral Services Chapel until taken to th church two hours prior to the services.  
Arrangements are by Boyd’s Funeral Services of Warrenton. 
  

 William F. Plummer  

 GREENSBORO -- Mr. William Faulkner Plummer, died December 12, 2000. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2000, 11 a.m., at Hargett  Memorial Chapel, Greensboro.  
He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Mrs. Martha Plummer; a sister, Ms. Emma Ruth Plummer of Oxon Hill, Md.; a sister-in-law, Bernice Durham of Henderson, N.C.; and a brother-in-law, Sylvester Durham of Manson, N.C.
  

Lessie J. Riley 

OXFORD -- Lessie Johnson Riley, 99, of 3775 Belltown Road, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, at her home. She was a Granville County native and the daughter of the late Cannon and Della Thomasson Johnson. She was the widow of Johnny Veston Riley.  
She was a member of Tally Ho First Baptist Church and was a homemaker.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tally Ho First Baptist Church by the Rev. Robert Oliver. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are three daughters, Bertha R. West, Dorothy R. Suitt, and Linda R. Morris, all of Oxford; three sons, Clarence W. Riley and Ray M. Riley, both of Stem, and Roy E. Riley of Oxford; a sister, Lador J. Langley of Mebane; 23 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and five great-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. 
  

Harold T. Short 

HENDERSON -- Harold Taylor Short, age 61, a resident of 105 Park Avenue in Creedmoor, and a former resident of Rt. 2, Warrenton in the Afton Community, died Tuesday night at the Park Avenue Group Home.  He was a native of Vance Co. and was the son of the late John B. and Madolia Abbott Short.  He was a retired tobacco farmer and a former employee of Inco and the Creedmoor Candle Shop, and was a member of Brown’s Baptist Church in Warren County. 
Funeral services will be held today at 11 a.m. in the J.M. White Funeral Home Chapel 
By the Rev. Buddy Johnson.  Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. 
He is survived by three sisters, Helen S. Cartaker of Klamath Falls, Oregon, Clara Barker of 
Henderson and Alma S. Short of Warrenton; two brothers, Williard P. Short of Warrenton, 
and Luther Short of Reidsville.  
The family will received 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 Alma Short, Rt. 2, Box 92, 
Warrenton in the Afton Community. 
Serving as active pall bearers will be Dwight Short, Wayne Short, Ronald Neal, Charlie 
Barker, Thurston Barker, Walter Neal, and Wesley Harris. 
Arrangements are by the J. M. White Funeral Home.  
  

Dazelle S. Williams 

HENDERSON -- Dazelle Stokes Williams, 88, of 309 Arch St., died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, at Maria Parham Hospital. She was a Franklin County native and the daughter of the late Major and Rosetta Wardrick Stokes.  
She was the widow of Sandy Williams.  
She was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church where the funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday by the Revs. J.T. Dunston and Carl Wardrick. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 
Surviving are five children, Lucille Williams of Henderson, Lenora Aldridge and Wilbert Williams of Paterson, N.J., Isabelle Holmon of Hackensack, N.J., and Bobby Williams of Raleigh; and numerous grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends at the home.  
Pallbearers will be nephews and friends of the family. Floralbearers will be nieces and friends of the family.  
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services Inc.


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