Miscellaneous Henderson County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Irene Daniel Allen 
DURHAM -- Mrs. Irene Daniel Allen, of 104 Webb Place in Oxford, died here Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at Duke Medical Center. 
She was a retired employee of Murdoch Center in Butner. She was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Oak Grove Baptist Church, by Rev. Ray Allsberry, Rev. Dr. Mack Timberlake Sr., and Rev. Harold F. Trice. Burial will be in the church cemetery. 
Mrs. Allen is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Shelia Marie Atkins of Butner, and Mrs. Mary Louise Cozart and Mrs. Sarah A. Williams, both of Creedmoor; four sons, Alfred Allen Jr. of Butner, Ricky Allen of Creedmoor, and Connell Allen and Ronnie Allen, both of Henderson; two sisters, Mrs. Annie P. Alston of Butner and Mrs. Alice Marie Sanford of Oxford; one brother, James Edward Daniel of Creedmoor; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the Wright Funeral Home of Oxford, and at other times at the home of her son, Alfred Allen, 1007 East D Street in Butner.  

June Y. Hedrick 

ZEBULON -- June York Hedrick, 69, of 13430 N.C. Highway 96, died Sunday night, Dec. 31, 2000, at Wake Medical Center. 
She was born in Alamance County, the daughter of the late Rezzie A. and Gertie Smith York. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Corinth Baptist Church, with Rev. Dr. Carl J. Hedrick officiating. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Floral Garden Park Cemetery of High Point. 
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Dr. Carl J. Hedrick; one son, Larry Curtis Hedrick of Florida; an adopted daughter, Laura Ann Hunt of Henderson; one granddaughter and one grandson. 
Flowers will be accepted, or memorial contributions can be made to Corinth Baptist Church, 13450 N.C. 96, Zebulon, N.C., 27597. 
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Strickland Funeral home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, and at other times at the home.  

Ernest Thomas Ridley 

DURHAM -- Mr. Ernest Thomas Ridley, 68, a resident of 1009 Raleigh St. in Oxford, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at the Durham Regional Hospital. 
Mr. Ridley was a graduate of Mary Potter school, and attended Johnson C. Smith University. He also was a veteran of the United States Army. 
Survivors include one brother, Roland Gee of Durham. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Betts Funeral Home Chapel of Oxford, officiated by the Rev. Lacy Joyner. Burial will follow in the Meadowview Memorial Park. 
Viewing will be from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Alvesta Davis 

VANCE COUNTY -- Alvesta Davis, 52, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, in Long Island, N.Y. She was a Vance County native and the daughter of George and Leila Clement Davis.  
He attended the Vance County Public School, then moved to Queens, N.Y., in 1960 to finish high school in New York. He earned a bachelor and a master degree in public accounting from York College in New York. He worked as a financial adviser and a freelance accountant. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Chapel of Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Service by the Rev. Johnny Hargrove. Burial will follow in Sunset Garden Inc.  
Surviving are his daughter, Estell Dowdell of Michigan; his mother, Leila Davis of New York; his father, George Davis of New York; two sisters, Vanessa Green of Charlotte and Cassandra Davis of New York; two brothers, George Davis and Roland Davis, both of New York.  
The body will be on view today, starting at 12 p.m.  
Arrangements are by Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Service. 
  

Frank Harris 

GRANVILLE COUNTY -- Frank Harris, 108, of 443 Hamilton St., died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at his residence. He was a Granville County native and the son of the late Charlie and Miranda Harding Harris.  
He joined Welcome Chapel Baptist Church at an early age and worked as a farmer until the age of 83.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Chapel of Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Service by the Rev. William Brodie. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery. 
Surviving are three daughters, Mozelle Scott, Lucille Rogers, Ethel Evans, all of Henderson; two sons, William Thomas Harris of Henderson, Carey L. Harris of Massachusetts; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; many great-great-grandchildren; several great-great-great-grandchildren. 
The body will be on view today, starting at 12 p.m.  
Arrangements are by Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Service.  

Lee E. Palmer 

GRANVILLE COUNTY -- Lee Edward Palmer, 85, of 228 W. College St., died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at the Granville Medical Center. He was the son of the late John Palmer and Mattie Meadows Palmer.  
He attended the Granville County Schools. He was a carpenter and a member of the Baptist Grove Church.  
Surviving are his wife, Mattie Green Palmer of the home; one daughter, Annie Tyler of Newark, N.J.; one sister, Ella Palmer Burgans of Oxford; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Betts & Son Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Ollie Ellison. Burial will follow in the Baptist Grove Church Cemetery in Bullock.  
The family will receive visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Betts & Son Funeral Home.  
Arrangements are by Betts & Son Funeral Home of Oxford.
 

Christopher M. Hawkins 
VANCE COUNTY -- Chris-topher Maurice Hawkins, age 5, of 2810 Cokesbury Road, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at his home. He was a Vance County native and the son of Larry and Sarah W. Hawkins. 
He was a kindergarten student at Carver Elementary School where he was very creative in arts and crafts.  
Surviving, in addition to his parents of the home, are two brothers, Charles Hawkins of Henderson and Larry Hawkins Jr. of the home; one sister, Katina Hawkins of the home; paternal grandparents, William and Julia Bullock of Henderson.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Manson Baptist Church in Manson by the Rev. Cranford Davis. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at E.C. Terrys Funeral Service. A viewing will be held at the funeral home from 12 p.m. Friday until taken to the church on Saturday. 
Pallbearers will be Sherwood Davis, Walter Woodard, Thomas Woodard and Barry Hawkins. Floralbearers will be Crystal Davis, Melissa Johnson, Zenobia Robinson and Tasha Brown.  
Arrangements are by E.C. Terry’s Funeral Service. 
  

Edward L. Johnson  

LITTLETON -- Edward Leon Johnson, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, at Wake Memorial in Raleigh. He was the son of J.R. Johnson and the late Zelma T. Johnson.  
A wake will be held from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Lee’s Chapel Baptist Church in Littleton, followed by the funeral services.  
Surviving are one son, Edward L. Johnson Jr. of Battleboro; four sisters, Genotre J. Penny-Boone of Rocky Mount, Alice Clemons of Littleton, Vallery Brown of Reidsville and Alma C. Monk of Matoaca, Va.; and four brothers, the Rev. James M. Johnson of Littleton, Ivan P. Johnson of New York City, N.Y., Nelson Johnson of Greensboro and Simon Johnson of Winston-Salem. 
Arrangements are by Hawkins Funeral Home of Warrenton. 
  

Ethel S. McBryde 

BUTNER -- Ethel S. McBryde, 92, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at Hillcrest Convalescent Center in Durham. She was a Wake County native and the daughter of the late David Hugh and Phoebe Wright Small. She was the widow of Marshall Benjamin McBryde.  
She graduated from Dorothea Dix School of Nursing and worked as an RN until moving to Butner in 1947 where she was the assistant superintendent of nursing at John Umstead Hospital for many years. She retired from Murdoch Center in December 1971. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Butner, Ruth Helms Prayer Group and Order of the Eastern Star.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Eakes Funeral Chapel in Creedmoor by the Dr. Gene Garrison. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens.  
Surviving are his son, Clarence W. Pearce Jr. of Durham; and three grandchildren.  
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Butner, 202 West D. St., Butner, N.C. 27509 or to the Kings Daughters Home, 204 N. Buchanan Blvd., Durham, N.C. 27701.  
Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday prior to the funeral service at the Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and other times at 3703 Cambridge Road, Durham, N.C. 27705. 
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home Inc.  
  

James Porter Rae 

GREENSBORO -- Mr. James (Jim) Porter Rae, 86, of 1611 Gracewood Drive, died Tuesday, January 2, 2001, at his residence.  
A memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, at The First Presbyterian Church Chapel officiated by Reverend Chris East.  
Mr. Rae was born in Walla Walla, Washington, on May 19, 1914, also residing in California, Virginia, and Asheville, N.C. before moving to Greensboro in 1972. He was a professional real estate appraiser designated by the American Right-Of-Way Association, The Appraisal Institute and The Society of Real Estate Appraisers. He practiced with the Virginia Department of Transportation, North Carolina Department of Transportation and was a partner in the real estate appraisal firm of Rae and Williams in Greensboro.  
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carroll Jones Rae.  
Surviving are his daughter, Merrilou Rae Williams, and son-in-law, Howard Williams, and his daughter, Barbara Rae Carter, of Greensboro; grandchildren, Katherine Williams Yost, Marc A. Williams, and wife, Jennifer, Laura Carter Robinson, and husband, Bruce, James (Jim) Carter; four great-grandchildren; and beloved cat, Reedy.  
A reception and receiving of friends will be in the Blair Hagan Room at the church following the service.  
In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorial contributions be made ot Greensboro Beautiful Inc., 201 South Greene St., Greensboro, N.C. 27401 or to The Caldwell House, P.O. Box 13048, Greensboro, N.C. 27415.  
Hanes-Lineberry North Elm Street Chapel is caring for the Rae family. 

Evelyn S. Anglin 
GRANVILLE COUNTY -- Evelyn Smith Anglin, 56, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was a Granville County native and the daughter of John Westley Smith and the late Sallie Gooche Smith.  
She was a 1962 graduate of the former G.C. Shaw High School of Stovall and furthered her education at North Carolina Central and in the state of New York where she received her master degree.  
Surviving are her husband, Vern Anglin of the home; one daughter, Awayna Anglin of Maryland; her father, John Westley Smith of Stovall.  
The family will receive friends at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Chapel of Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Service. Burial will be at Michael Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The body will be on view from 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Saturday.  
Arrangements are by Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Service.  

Macon F. West 

ONTARIO, CANADA -- Macon Francis West, 91, of St. Williams Ontario Canada, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000. He was a Vance County native. 
He was retired from the Canadian Forestry Service.  
Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Gladys Packel West; two sons, Douglas West of Simcoe, Ontario Canada and John West of Ottawa, Ontario Canada; two daughters, Ann Kirton and Lynne Kicksee, both of Simcoe, Ontario Canada; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Molly Jackson of Henderson.  
Visitation was held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Ostrander Funeral Home in Port Rowan, Ontario Canada.  
Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Burial followed in the family plot at Newkirk Cemetery in St. Williams, Ontario Canada.  
Donations to the heart stroke or diabetes funds will be acknowledged. Donations may be mailed to Ostrander Funeral Home, 36 Front St., Port Rowan, Ontario Canada NOE1MO. 
  

Linda Wyche 

NEW JERSEY -- Linda Wyche, 49, of New Jersey, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, in New Jersey. She was a Vance County native and the daughter of Carrie Wyche Allen of Hillside, N.J., and the late William Carlton Wyche. 
She was a member of St. John Baptist Church in Middleburg where the funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday by Dr. A.A. Brown. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving, in addition to her mother, are  one daughter, Gloria Annette Wyche of Hillside, N.J.; stepfather, Wilson T. Allen of Hillside, N.J.; two sisters, Lenora Wyche Antwi of Newark, N.J., and Gale Sykes Harrell of Hillside, N.J.; four brothers, William C. Wyche Jr. and David L. Wyche, both of Hillside, N.J., Ronnie A. Wyche of Alexandria, Va., Aaron Groone of Irvington, N.J.  
Pallbearers and floralbearers will be family and friends.  
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services Inc.

Leon Harrison 
PALMER SPRING, VA. -- Leon Harrison, 53, formerly of Palmer Spring, Va., died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, in Brooklyn, N.Y.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Norlina. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Arrangements are by R.H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton.  
  

Thomas R. Hug 

WILLOWICK, OHIO -- Thomas R. Hug, age 48, of Willowick, Ohio, formerly of Sandusky, died unexpectedly Wednesday at his residence.  
Thomas was born in Sandusky, March 12, 1952. He graduated from St. Mary’s High School. He was a graduate of Ohio State University and earned an MBA from Kellogg School of Business of Northwestern University. He was employed as a computer specialist at Analysts International.  
He is survived by his mother, Bernice (Sartor) Hug; his widow, Rebecca Downie; a son, Brian Hug and a daughter, Sheridan Hug, both of Mayfield Hts., OH; three sisters, Dr. Clarice Hug of Henderson, NC, Sr. Mary Charleen Hug, S.N.D. of Toledo and Sr. Rosemary Hug, S.N.D., of Port Clinton, OH.  
He was preceded in death by his father, Carl P. Hug in 1999; a brother, David J. Hug in 1964.  
Funeral services were held. 
  

Annie L. Jones 

WARRENTON -- Annie Lewis Jones, 72, of Baltimore Road, Warrenton, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at Duke Medical Center in Durham.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at New Bethel Baptist Church in Macon. The Rev. Alvin Cason, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are her husband, Jack Jones of the home; five daughters, Lola Taylor, Phyllis Davis, Patricia Drumgo, Jeanette Greene, Carlotta Woodard, all of Warrenton; five sons, Willie Lewis, Johnny Jones, Toney Jones, Richard Jones and Jerry Jones, all of Warrenton; 20 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Sally Wiggins and Minnie B. Lewis, both of Warrenton, and Daisy Champion of Baltimore, Md. 
Arrangements are by R.H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton.  
  

Thomas ‘Snookum’ McKnight 

HENDERSON -- Thomas “Snookum” McKnight, 85, of Guardian Care, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, in Maria Parham Hospital. He was a Franklin County native and the son of the late Willie and Minnie McKnight.  
He worked many years doing private duty nursing in private homes, worked for Pinecrest Manor, Maria Parham Hospital and Guardian Care Nursing Home.  
He joined Spring Street Baptist Missionary Church 30 years ago where he was on the Usher Board.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Spring Street Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Chad Armstrong, assisted by the Rev. Dr. Robert M. Burnette. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery.  
Surviving are four daughters, Elizabeth Ashley and Frances Boniello, both of New Jersey, Sheila Hargrove of Oxford, and Dianne Wilkerson of Kittrell; seven sons, Robert McKnight of Connecticut, Thomas Gilbert McKnight of Mt. Vernon, N.Y., James Lee McKnight, Cliffton McKnight, Clarence McKnight, Donald McKnight, all of New Jersey, and Fred Harris of Henderson; 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Service.  
Pallbearers will be members of the Spring Street Missionary Baptist Church Male Usher Board. 
Arrangements are by Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Service.  
  

Charles E. Overton 

OXFORD -- Charles Edward Overton, 79, of 103 Royal Road, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001. He was a Granville County native and the son of the late Joseph Crawford and Sally Frances Bowden Overton.  
He attended Granville County schools and was first married to the late Susan Inez Williams. He retired from U.S.D.A. and N.C.D.A. and served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He was a prisoner of war in Germany.  
Surviving are his wife, Mary Anne Bacon Woods Overton of the home; two daughters, Karen O. Brinton of Tupe, Miss., and Sharon O. Edwards of Long Beach, Miss.; two step-daughters, Anne W. Smith of Wilmington and Sue W. James of Bahama; one son, Charles Douglas Overton of Raleigh; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  
Respecting his wishes, no services will be held. Instead, he requested to be remembered with a smile and a kind deed or word to a veteran.  
The family requested the omission of flowers.  
Arrangements are by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home. 
  

Robert L. Parrish 

HENDERSON -- Robert Lee “Tony” Parrish, age 67, a resident of 620 Old Epsom Road, died Friday morning at his home.  
He was a native of Vance County and was the son of the late Hilton and Lucy Gupton Parrish.  He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean War.  He was a retired self-employed painter, a member of the Veteran Of Foreign Wars, and attended the South Henderson Pentecostal Holiness Church. 
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the J.M. White Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Frank Sossamon and the Rev. Tom Johnson. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens. 
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Montgomery Parrish, of the home; two daughters, Kelly P. Neely of Hampton, Virginia and Tracy P. Jones of Henderson; one son, Robert H. Parrish of Henderson; two brothers, Vester W. Parrish of Durham and Jackie R. Parrish of McGraw, New York; and nine grandsons. 
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 home. 
Serving as active pall bearers will be W.H. Parrish, Jr., William S. “Butch” Weaver, Lou Pearce, Ray Liles; Dennie Ray Peoples; Curtis Harp, and Wiley Harp. 
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home. 
  

Charlotte H. Savage 

HENDERSON -- Charlotte Hamm Savage, 613 S. Cooper Drive, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2000, at  Duke University Medical Center in Durham.  
She was the daughter of Eddie Green Hamm and Lillie Patterson Hamm of Wise.  
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 250 Red Oak Road in Henderson.  
Survivors include her husband, Edward Savage of Exmore, Va.; two sons, Edward Savage III of Kennesaw, Ga., Gary Savage of Douglasville, Ga.; two brothers, Thomas Hamm of Youngsville and Jolly Hamm of Wise; two sisters, Mildred Lyles of Warrenton and Pearl Aycock of Littleton; and five grandchildren.  
Arrangements are by Cape Fear Crematory of Fayetteville.


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