|Walter W. Bowden
BURLINGTON -- Walter W. Bowden, 82, of 416 S. Beaumont Ave., Burlington,
died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after two
years of failing health. He was a native of Henderson and the son of the
late Walter David Bowden and the late Julia Wilkerson Bowden.
He was the former owner of Bowden’s Garage and was affiliated with
Emmanuel United Methodist Church, serving as usher and as a member on numerous
boards. He also served on the Burlington Civil Air Patrol and was a World
War II Army veteran, serving as a staff sergeant and with the European
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Emmanuel
United Methodist Church by the Rev. James Hobbs, pastor, assisted by the
Rev. Gary Hendrix.
Surviving are his wife, Lucy Newlin Bowden of the home; two daughters,
Lucy Bowden Scott and Julie Bowden Walker, both of Mebane; and five grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Rich & Thompson
Mortuary in Burlington and other times at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Bryan Alzheimer’s Disease Research, c/o Duke
University, Office of Gift Records, 614 Chapel Drive Annex, Box 90581,
Durham, N.C. 27708-0581 or to Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 2331 LaVista
Drive, Burlington, N.C. 27215.
Arrangements are by Rich & Thompson Funeral Service of Burlington.
Rosa M. Boyd
HENDERSON -- Rosa Marie Boyd, 64, of 11700 N.C. Hwy. 39 North, Henderson,
died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at Maria Parham Hospital. She was a Vance County
native and the daughter of the late Anderson and Nannie Hanks Boyd.
She was a graduate of the former Henderson Institute and was also employed
at the Social Security Administration of Baltimore, Md., for several years.
She was a member of Woodsworth Baptist Church where the funeral services
will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday by the Rev. Lawrence Harrison. Burial
will follow in the church cemetery.
Surviving are one sister, Caroline Hargrove of Henderson; and two brothers,
Anderson Boyd Jr. and James Boyd, both of Henderson.
The family will receive friends at the home.
Pallbearers and floralbearers will be friends of the family.
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services Inc.
Irene T. Eaton
VANCE COUNTY -- Irene Terry Eaton, 83, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000,
in Newport News, Va. She was a Vance County native and the daughter of
the late Henry and Cary Ann Terry.
She was the pianist for Island Hill United Church of Christ in the
1950’s and also sang and used her musical talent with the Starlights Gospel
Choir with the Rev. W.F. Lee.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Island Hill
United Church of Christ by the Rev. Shelton Carr. Burial will follow in
the church cemetery.
Surviving are two daughters, Rosa Lee Small of Henderson and Alma T.
Hargrove of Newport News, Va.; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren;
and three great-great-grandchildren.
The body will be on view at 2 p.m. today at Mary Davis-Royster Funeral
Service. The body will be at the church one hour before the service.
Arrangements are by Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Service of Henderson.
H. Fuller Pace
NEW BERN -- H. Fuller Pace, 72, of 1004 Devonshire Drive, died Tuesday,
December 19, 2000 at his residence.
Fuller was a Franklin County native, a faithful member of Temple Baptist
Church, a deacon with First Baptist Church of Rocky Mount, and a retired
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, December 20, 2000 at
Pollock-Wells & Best Chapel with Dr. Stephen Cobb officiating. Committal
will follow in New Bern Memorial Cemetery.
Surviving: wife, Magdalene Creech Pace, of the residence; son, Charles
M. & Betty P. Pace, New Bern, N.C.; sisters, Isabell Pace Wortham,
Henderson, N.C., Evelyn Pace Woodlief, Kittrell, N.C., Dorothy Pace VanDyke,
Chesapeake, Va., Marie Pace Floyd, Henderson, N.C.; grandchildren, Mrs.
Amy Pace & Jonathan Hasty, Hickory, N.C., David Madison Pace, New Bern,
The family will receive friends 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, December
20, 2000 at Pollock-Wells & Best Funeral Home, and at other times at
the residence, 1004 Devonshire Drive. Memorials may be made to Temple Baptist
Church, 2201 Henderson Ave., New Bern, N.C. 28560.
Arrangements are by Pollock-Wells & Best Funeral Home.
Etta G. Royster
VANCE COUNTY -- Etta Gertrude Royster, 65, of 9159 U.S. Hwy. 15 North,
died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, at the U.N.C. Hospital in Chapel Hill. She
was a Vance County native.
She was a graduate of the Henderson Institute and was also a member
of the Philadelphia Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Marvin O. Royster of Durham and Vernon E. Royster
of the home; one sister, Emily D. Brummell of Clarksville, Va.; three brothers,
Adron J. Scott of Henderson, Theo Scott of Townsville and George W. Scott
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Philadelphia
Baptist Church officiated by the Rev. Waverly Mills. Burial will follow
in the Davis Chapel Church Cemetery.
The family will receive visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight at Betts
& Son Funeral Home.
Arrangements are by Betts & Son Funeral Home of Oxford.
MACON -- Clara Louise Thorne Stewart, 87, of Rt. 1 Box 262, Macon, on
Lake Gaston, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at Halifax Regional Medical Center.
She was a Polk County native and the daughter of the late Albert Thorne
and Addie Greene Thorne. She was the widow of James R. Stewart.
She was a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints in Roanoke Rapids,
a former Sunday school teacher and member of Centerville Baptist in Fentress,
Va., for many years. She loved to raise and take care of flowers.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Blaylock
Funeral Home by Bishop Mark Evans. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery
Surviving are one daughter, Bette S. Hamilton of Dana Point, Calif.;
two sons, Ben Stewart of Raleigh and James Robert Stewart Jr. of Ringwood,
N.J.; one sister, Loyce Miller of Rutherfordton; seven grandchildren; and
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday prior to
funeral services at Blaylock Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to: Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone,
Arrangements are Blaylock Funeral Home Warrenton.
Wallace T. Thorpe
HENDERSON -- Wallace Thomas Thorpe, 64, of 2554 Smith Road, died Saturday,
Dec. 16, 2000, at his home. He was the son of the late Robert T. Thorpe
and Annie Greene.
He was a retired employee of the Preston Trucking, 151 Line Company.
Surviving include his wife, Harriett F. Thorpe of the home; one son,
Nathan Thorpe Sr. of Maryland; two daughters, Felicia Thorpe of Maryland
and Paula Peace of Oxford; seven grandchildren; and one step-grandchild.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Betts
Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Willie Darby. Burial will follow
in the Oak Grove Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the
Arrangements are by Betts Funeral Home of Oxford.
WARRENTON -- Leonard Wilker, 83, of Rt. 1, Warrenton, died Tuesday,
Dec. 19, 2000, at Maria Parham Hospital. He was a Warren County native
and the son of the late Leonard and Sue Martin Wilker.
He was a retired farmer and carpenter, and a member of Warren Plains
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Warren Plains
Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Collier Wilker of the home; three sons,
Larry Collier of Macon, A.C. Collier of Plymouth and Bud Doyle of Washington
State; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Rooker Carroll, Jack Whitby, Tim White, Harry St.
Sing, Jerry Bolton and Heath Frazier.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Blaylock
Arrangements are by Blaylock Funeral Home of Warrenton.
Willie E. Stovall
HENDERSON -- Willie Evans “Bill” Stovall, 83, of 3200 Old Watkins Road,
Oxford, N.C., died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000, at his home. He was a Granville
County native and the son of the late Evans W. and Kate Woody Stovall.
He was a retired farmer and merchant. He was a U.S. Army veteran of
World War II, having served in the Pacific Campaign. He was a member of
Stovall Baptist Church and attended Rehoboth United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Rehoboth United
Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Ben Rooker. Burial will follow
in the church cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Lucy Wrenn Stovall; a daughter, Betty Jane
Stovall of Oxford; a son, Jerry E. Stovall of Henderson; three sisters,
Ruth S. Hester of Raleigh, Gertie S. French of San Antonio, Texas, and
Juanita Stovall of Butner; two brothers, Willard H. Stovall and Paul N.
Stovall, both of Oxford; and one grandson.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Flowers
Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home.
Serving as active pallbearers will be F.T. Wrenn, Johnny Wrenn, Maurice
Capps, David Stovall, Gene Stovall, Douglas Hester, Donald Betts, Larry
Wrenn, and Charles Tilley.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Rehoboth United
Methodist Church, c/o Barbara Burwell, 2205 Community House Road, Oxford,
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.
Dr. John William Uzmann
CONWAY -- Dr. John William Uzmann, age 80, of Myrtle Trace, died Monday,
December 18, 2000 in Conway Hospital following an illness.
Dr. Uzmann was born in Brooklyn, NY, a son of the late John Henry Uzmann
and Ines Uzmann Grill. He was a member of the Catholic Church of St. James
and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was predeceased by a sister,
Surviving are: his wife, Doris “Dotty” Merricks Uzmann of Conway; four
sons, Mark Uzmann and his wife, Lauran, of Savannah, GA, James Gregory
Uzmann of Louisville, KY, John David Uzmann and his wife, Laurie, of Henderson,
and Paul Richard Uzmann of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; one sister, Dorothy Kornberg
and her husband, Knud, of Pinehurst; five grandchildren, Rachel, Alison,
Courtney, Jessica and Christopher.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday from
Catholic Church of St. James with Father Rick LaBrecque as Celebrant.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Goldfinch
Funeral Home, Conway Chapel and 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church before
Memorials may be sent to Catholic Church of St. James, 1071 Academy
Drive, Conway, S.C. 29526.
Mattie Terry Brame
Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Terry Brame, 84, of 370 W. Rockspring
St., will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Andrews United Church of Christ, conducted
by the Rev. Jerome Taylor. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Brame died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000.
A Vance County native, Mrs. Brame was the daughter of the late Armstead
and Cornelia Plummer Terry. She was the widow of Walter T. Brame.
Mrs. Brame was retired from Peerless Tube in Newark, N.J. She was a
member of St. Andrews Church of Christ, where she was a member of the Missionary
Circle and Deaconess Board.
Mrs. Brame is survived by her devoted great-neice Heddie Alston, of
the home; four neices, Grace Singleton (Richard) and Mattie Alston of Newark,
Josephine Alston of Henderson, and Rosa Pitchford (Clifton) of Warrenton;
two nephews, Larry Alston of Raleigh and Richard Alston Jr. (Elaine) of
Henderson; two sisters-in-law, Marjoria Hayes and Ethel Roberson of Henderson;
one brother-in-law, Charlie Brame of Newark; two God-daughters, Evenlyn
Roper of Newark and Loretta Scott of Virginia; and a host of great-neices,
great-nephews, other relatives and friends.
The family will receive visitors at the home.
Services are under the care of the Wright Funeral Home of Henderson.
Allen ‘Fats’ Harris
Atlanta, Ga. -- Allen “Fats” Harris, formerly of Henderson, died
Dec. 21, 2000. He was retired from Roses Stores.
He is survived by his wife, Aline Knott Harris; two sisters, Julia
Beckham and Agnes Shifflet, both of Baltimore; three sons, Robert, of Washington,
NC, Mike, of Atlanta, Howard, of Atlanta; three grandchildren; Lisa, Jason,
and Randy; and two step-grandchildren, Whitney and Carter.
Dorian L. Johnson-Holmes
HENDERSON -- Dorian LaShawn Johnson-Holmes, 23, of 114 Kearney St.,
died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000, at Maria Parham Hospital. She was the daughter
of Cynthia J. Solomon and Harry S. Gilmore. She was the stepdaughter of
She was educated in the Durham and Vance County School System graduating
from Northern Vance High School.
She was a member of Kesler Temple A.M.E. Zion Church where she sang
in the choir and also where the funeral services will be conducted at 2
p.m. Saturday by the Revs. Nathaniel Mitchell and Jessie Yowell. Burial
will follow in Blacknall Cemetery.
Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her husband, Jeffery A.
Holmes of the home; one daughter, CyMaiya N. Johnson; one son, Jeffery
A. Holmes Jr., both of the home; two brothers, Dedric R. Johnson of Suitland,
Md., and Stephen Gilmore of Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, Donita Solomon of
Henderson and Apryl Gilmore of Durham; maternal grandparents, Ruben and
Connie Daniels of Henderson; paternal grandmother, Janet Kennell of Durham;
and a great-grandmother, Autra L. Johnson of Durham.
The family will receive friends at the home.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Floralbearers will be family and friends.
The body will be on view at the church one hour prior to the service
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services Inc.
William C. Keith
CREEDMOOR -- William Clyde Keith, 81, of 514 Lake Road, died Wednesday,
Dec. 20, 2000, at Granville Medical Center. He was a Wake County native
and the son of the late Marion and Geneva Carpenter Keith.
He was a member of Olive Grove Baptist Church and was a retired farmer.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Olive Grove
Baptist Church by the Rev. Jack Hollowell. Burial will be in the church
Surviving is a son, W. Kenneth Keith of Creedmoor; three sisters, Thelma
Keith, Loral Mae Keith, Margie Veasey, all of Creedmoor; a brother, Gorvie
Keith of Creedmoor; and two grandchildren.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be given to the Olive Grove
Baptist Church Building Fund, 3024 Olive Grove Church Road, Creedmoor,
Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Eakes Funeral
Home in Creedmoor and other times at 10301 Boyce Road, Creedmoor, N.C.
Arrangements are Eakes Funeral Home of Creedmoor.
Marvin Stevenson Jr.
WARRENTON -- Marvin Stevenson Jr., 50, of Henderson, died Monday, Dec.
18, 2000, at Maria Parham Hospital in Henderson.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood
Baptist Church in Warrenton. The Rev. Eddie W. Lawrence, pastor, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth B. Stevenson of Miami, Fla.; one
daughter, Monique Stevenson Edwards of Fort Lewis, Wash.; one son, Marvin
Stevenson III of the home; his mother, Mildred Sims Stevenson of Warrenton;
four sisters, Josephine Zollicoffer of Henderson, Catherine Stevenson and
Juanita Stevenson, both of Warrenton, and Mary Louise Jones of Hyattsville,
Md.; three brothers, Thomas Stevenson of Oine, Carl Stevenson of Upper
Marlboro, Md., and Henry Stevenson of Hyattsville, Md.; and four grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Boyd’s Funeral
Arrangements are by Boyd’s Funeral Services of Warrenton.