Miscellaneous Henderson County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Samuel G. Mayfield 
WISE — Samuel Glen Mayfield, 84, of Wise, died Friday, June 23, 2000, at home.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Locust Grove Baptist Church in Wise by the Rev. James Johnson, pastor. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are his wife, Beatrice Green Mayfield of the home; one son, Samuel  Mayfield Jr. of Petersburg, Va.; four daughters, B. Lucille Allgood of Red Bank, N.J., Helen Mayfield of New York City, Esther Mayfield of the home, and Carolyn Davis of Raleigh; one sister, Lucille Allen of New York City; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  
Arrangements are by R.H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton. 

Lawrence E. Brown Jr. 
HENDERSON -- Lawrence E. Brown Jr., 59, died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, in New Brittian, Conn. He was a native of Henderson and the son of Vera Brown of 601 East Rock Spring St. 
Arrangements will be announced later by Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Service. 
  

Bruce R. Collins 

MECKLENBURG -- Bruce R. Collins, 77, of Charlotte, North Carolina died on June 27, 2000 at Mecklenburg Health Care Center. Mr. Collins was born on April 12, 1923 in Henderson, NC. He was the son of the late John Wade Collins and Rowena Evans Collins.  
Mr. Collins was retired after 27 years with Monarch Marking Systems where he was a regional manager. He served in the Army Air Force in World War II. He was a member of Myers Park Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, a teacher in Pre-School Church School, Food Service Volunteer and various other services. He volunteered for Friendship Trays and for N.C. Harvest.  
Mr. Collins is survived by his wife of 56 years, Edith Davis Collins; a son, David B. Collins and his wife, Linda Dixon Collins of Charlotte; a daughter, Carol Lynn Collins of Charlotte; a sister, Marilyn  Collins Wells and her husband, Johnny and a niece and nephew of Henderson, NC.  
A memorial service for Mr. Collins will be held Friday, June 30, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Myers Park Baptist Church with Dr. H. Stephen Shoemaker, the Rev. Joseph D. Aldrich and Dr. Eugene Owens.  
The family will receive friends in the church parlor immediately following the service.  
The family wishes to express their thanks and appreciation to all the caregivers of Mecklenburg Health Care Center for their support during his illness.  
Memorials may be made to Myers Park Baptist Church Columbarium Fund or Education Fund, P.O. Box 6006, Charlotte, NC, 28207-0001. Carolina Funeral & Cremation Center is serving the Collins family. 

Elder Doretha Cook 

HENDERSON -- Elder Doretha Cook, 76, of 326 Charles St., died Friday, June 23, 2000, at her residence. She was a former native of New York and was born in Ashe County to the late Walter and Beatrice Reed.  
She lived in New York until three years ago before moving to Henderson. She pastored  Faith Tabernacle U.H.C.A. in Mt. Vernon, N.Y. 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Temple Holy Church by the Rev. Roosevelt Alston. Entombment will follow in Raleigh Memorial Park in Raleigh. 
Surviving are her husband, Matt Cook of the home; one son, Ronel Cook Sr. of the home; and two grandsons.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Service and other times at the residence. 
Arrangements are by Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Service. 

Gary M. Dunston 

HENDERSON -- Gary McDonald Dunston, 35, of 3967 Dabney Road, died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.  
He was a member of Greater Love Pentecostal Deliverance Church in Kittrell. He was an employee of Feeser Chrysler/Plymouth.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Wright Funeral Home in Henderson by the Revs. Marshall Henderson, Ronald Henderson and Randy Alston.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Greater Love Pentecostal Deliverance Church, U.S. Hwy. 1, Kittrell.  
Surviving are his wife, Vanette Fisher Dunston; one daughter, Shakirrah Lashae Dunston of the home; two sons, Troy Lamont Daniel of the home and Marcus Hammie of Henderson; his parents, Marshall H. Dunston and Ruth Roberson of Henderson; four sisters, Letha Bass of Oxford, Joyce Cheek, Paula Dunston and Tara Dunston, all of Henderson; four brothers, Reginald Dunston of Wake Forest, Marshall Dunston, Dennis Dunston and Curtis Dunston, all of Henderson.  
The body will lie in state from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Wright Funeral Home in Henderson. 
Arrangements are by Wright Funeral Home of Henderson. 

Cliffie E. Faulkner 

HENDERSON -- Cliffie Ellington Faulkner, 81, of 323 Davis St., Henderson, died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, in Maria Parham Hospital. She was a Vance County native and the daughter of the late Frank and Maranda Roberson Ellington.  
She was a homemaker and a member of Poplar Creek Baptist Church.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Flowers Funeral Chapel, by the Revs. Cam Ford and Jeff Prewer. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens.  
Surviving are her husband, Nathaniel J. Faulkner; two daughters, Mary Alice Faulkner of the home, and Margie F. Gillespie of Henderson; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  
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 Charles Roberson, Lou Pearce, Ray Liles, David King, Eugene Daniels, J.L. Blackwell, Clarence Clark and Bob Duncan.  
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home. 

Virgie M. Sadler 

HENDERSON -- Virgie Matthews Sadler, age 87, a former resident of the Watkins Community, died Thursday afternoon June 29, 2000 at Carolina House of Wake Forest.  
She was a native of Vance County and was the daughter of the late Cader Albert and Rosa Fuller Matthews, and the widow of  Fred William Sadler.  She was a lifelong member of the Hermon United Methodist Church. 
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the J.M. White Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Ben Sims.  Burial will follow in the Hermon United Methodist Church Cemetery. 
She is survived by one daughter, Ann Sadler Adcock, of Raleigh, one sister, Lois Matthews 
Wade, of Wake Forest, two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends Saturday morning July 1, 2000 from 9:30 until 10:45 A.M. at the J.M. White Funeral Home. 
Serving as active pall bearers will be her nephews. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hermon United Methodist 
Church, c/o the Rev. Ben Sims, 603 Forest Rd., Oxford, N.C.  27565.  
Arrangements are by the J. M. White Funeral Home.

Bessie M. Downey 
OXFORD — Bessie Mae Downey, 75, of 710 Goshen St., died Friday, June 30, 2000, at her residence.  
Arrangements are by Wright Funeral Home. 
  

Myrtle W. LaMastus 

OXFORD — Myrtle Worley LaMastus, 80, of 112 Planters Place, died Saturday, July 1, 2000, at her home. She was a Johnston County native and the daughter of the late George and Julia Watson Worley.  
She was a member of Oxford Church of God and was a homemaker.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Oxford Church of God by the Rev. Milton Abbott. Entombment will be in Meadowview Memorial Park.  
Surviving are her husband, James W. LaMastus of the home; two daughters, Millie Walker of Madison, Ala., and Pat Strickland of Oxford; a son, Robert Radford of Nashville, Tenn.; a sister, Rosa Lee Starling of Goldsboro; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  
Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford and at other times at the home. 
  

Olivia Lee  

WARRENTON — Olivia Lee, 91, died Friday, June 30, 2000, in New York.  
She is the aunt of Lucille Daniels of the Snow Hill Community.  
Arrangements will be announced later by Boyd’s Funeral Services of Warrenton. 
  

Walter R. Vaughan III 

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. — Walter Robert Vaughan III, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, in Daytona Beach, Fla. He was a native of Henderson and the son of the late Walter Robert Vaughan Jr. and Annie White Vaughan.  
Surviving are a daughter, Elizabeth Ray Vaughan of Charlotte; three sons, Philip Walter Vaughan of New Port Richey, Fla., Edwin Folger Vaughan of Greenville, and Richard Carlisle Vaughan of Santa Cruz, Calif.; two sisters, Mary Vaughan Register of Burlington and Sallie Vaughan Rabb of Gastonia; a brother, Wallace White Vaughan ofDaytona Beach, Fla.; and three grandchildren.  
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Elmwood Cemetery in Henderson. Officiating will be the Rev. Charles Cook.  
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home. 
  

Jenny C. Williams  

HENDERSON — Jenny Cheek Williams, 91, of 855 Foster Road, died Saturday, July 1, 2000, at her residence.  
The family will receive friends at the home. 
Arrangements will be announced later by Garnes Funeral Services Inc. 
  

Stanley H. Woodie Jr.  

HENDERSON — Stanley Hill Woodie Jr., 79, of 1636 Oxford Road, Henderson, died Saturday, July 1, 2000, at his home He was a native of Farmers, Ky., and the son of the late Stanley Hill Woodie Sr. and Nell Cassity Woodie Bartron.  
He was a retired machine builder with Burkart-Carolina Inc., where he was employed for 31 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Henderson Masonic Lodge No. 229 A.F. & A.M., the Henderson Shrine Club, and was a charter member of West Hills Presbyterian Church.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. today at Flowers Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Doug Addington. Burial will follow in Liberty Vance United Church of Christ Cemetery.  
Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Lassiter Woodie; two sisters, Lorraine W. Vreeland of Newport News, Va., and Dorothy B. Collins of Yorktown, Va.; and a brother, Don E. Bartron of Newport News, Va. 
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. today at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home.  
Serving as active pallbearers will be the Elders of West Hills Presbyterian Church. The members of the Henderson Masonic Lodge will serve as honorary pallbearers.  
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to West Hills Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 1435, Henderson, N.C. 27536.  
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home of Henderson.

Lawrence E. Brown Jr. 
NEW BRITAIN, CONN. — Lawrence E. Brown Jr., 57, died Friday, June 28, 2000, in New Britain,  Conn. He was a Vance County native and the son of Varah Brown and the late Lawrence E. Brown Sr.  
He was a graduate of Henderson Institute and attended Kittrell Junior College and received a B.S. degree from Elizabeth City State University. He attended classes at East Carolina and was a veteran of the United States Army.  
He taught school in Enfield and was an assistant principal at Enfield High School. He later moved to Connecticut and worked at the Veteran Hospital in New Britain, Conn.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Holy Temple United Holy Church by the Rev. Roosevelt Alston. Burial will follow in the St. John Baptist Church Cemetery.  
Surviving are his mother, Varah Brown of Henderson; one daughter, Yovette Brown of West Palm Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Alma Brown of New Britain, Conn., and Stephanie Brown of Henderson; three brothers, Elmus Brown, Larry Brown and Vernon Brown, all of Henderson.  
The family will receive friends at his mother’s residence, 601 East Rock Spring St. 
Arrangements are by Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Service.  

Jennie Williams 

HENDERSON — Jennie Cheek Fogg Williams, 91, of 855 Foster Road, died Saturday, July 1, 2000, at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Hilliard and Martha Hayes Cheek and a Warren County native.  
She was educated in the Warren County public schools. Early in life, she joined the Hecks Grove Baptist Church and later joined the Mitchell Baptist Church where funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday by the Revs. Daniel W. Lilly Jr. and Sidney Dunston. Interment will be in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are five daughters, Martha Foster of Franklin County, Jennie F. Debose of Petersburg, Va., Mamie Ragland of Henderson, Mary Diggs of Milwaukee, Wisc., and Dorothy Williams of the home; two sons, William Fogg of Petersburg, Va., and Eddie Williams of Henderson; a sister, Elnora Nile of Henderson; 23 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends at the home. Viewing will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Garnes Funeral Chapel.  
Pallbearers will be John Henry Foster, Fountaine Ragland, Eddie Williams Jr., William Tony Fogg, Michael Debose, Vincent Ragland, John Eric Hayes, Stacey Williams, Carl Nile and Corey Foster.  
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services Inc. 

Mary Durant 

HENDERSON — Mary Helen Davis Durant, 93, of 70 Barham Lane, died Sunday, July 2, 2000, at Britthaven Nursing Care.  
The family will receive friends at the residence.  
Arrangements will be announced later by Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Service. 

Mary Mayo  

RIDGEWAY — Mary Mayo, of Ridgeway, died Monday, July 3, 2000, at her residence.  
Arrangements will be announced later by R.H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton. 

F. Michael Jones 

HENDERSON — Frederick Michael “Mike” Jones, 48, of 1606 Shepherds Glade Drive, Apex, died Sunday, July 2, 2000, at Halifax Memorial Hospital in Roanoke Rapids. He was a native of Vance County and the son of Frederick L. Jones, of Henderson, and the late Virginia Dennis Jones. 
He was vice president of Retail Centralized Underwriting at First Citizens Bank in Raleigh, where he was employed for 20 years. He was a member of North Henderson Baptist Church.  
Memorial services will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Flowers Funeral Chapel by the Rev. John Hines Adams Sr.  
Surviving, in addition to his father, are four sisters, Phyllis Jones, Lynn J. Parham, and Janice J. Stroud, all of Henderson, and Sandra J. Smith of Roanoke Rapids; and his maternal grandmother, Ava Dennis, of Henderson.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at his father’s home, 1206 Anne St., Henderson.  
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, c/o Doug Byrom, Centura Bank, P.O. Drawer 1069, Henderson, N.C. 27536, or to the North Carolina Diabetic Association, Diabetic Center, P.O. Box 3277, c/o Duke Medical Center, Durham, N.C. 27707.  
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.  

Bessie Downey 

OXFORD — Bessie Mae John Green Downey, 75, of 710 Goshen St., died Friday, June 30, 2000, at her residence.  
She was a member of Holy Temple COGIC Church where she was a missionary, Sunday school teacher and an alternate.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Holy Temple COGIC Church by Elder James Williams. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are four daughters, Lois Howard of Jersey City, N.J., Pauline Downey of Montclair, N.J., Patricia Ann Downey of Oxford, and Eugenia D. Dove of Selma; three sons, James N. Downey Jr., William Henry Downey and Graham Ellis Downey, all of Durham; three sisters, Hannah Mitchell of Stem, Beatrice Thorpe, and Hallie Downey, both of Butner; two brothers, John Henry Green of Stanford, Conn., and Samuel Green of Waterbury, Conn.; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  
The family will receive visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Wright Funeral Home.  

Larry Sowell 

OXFORD — Larry Sowell, 90, of Oxford Manor Nursing Center, died Friday, June 30, 2000. Arrangements will be announced later by Betts & Son Funeral Home of Oxford.


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