Miscellaneous Henderson County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Ruby A. Gregory 
HENDERSON -- Ruby Allen Gregory, 84, formerly of 101 Webb Place, Oxford, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at Brantwood Nursing Center in Oxford.  
She was a member of Only Way Church of Christ.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Wright Funeral Home of Henderson chapel. The Rev. Clinton Winston will officiate. Burial will be in Only Way Church of Christ Cemetery in Granville County. 
Surviving are three brothers, James Allen of Henderson, John Earl Allen of Raleigh and Loyal N. Allen of Wenona, N.J.; and two sisters, Rosa L. Allen and Annie M. Allen, both of Mt. Vernon, N.Y.  
The family will receive visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Wright Funeral Home of Henderson and other times at the residence of James Allen, 104 Allen Road, Henderson.  
Arrangements are by Wright  Funeral Home of Henderson. 
  

Henry L. Hargrove 

HENDERSON -- Henry Lee Hargrove, 51, of 270 S. Vance Drive, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. He was a Warren County native and the son of the late James and Mary Bullock Hargrove.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Greater Refuge Church of Christ by the Bishop Rufus Hargrove. Interment will be in the Oak Level United Church of Christ Cemetery.  
Surviving are his wife, Georgia Ann Terry Hargrove of the home; a son, Henry Lamont Terry of the home; two daughters, Queen Ester Terry of Raleigh and Katrina Renee Hargrove of Henderson; one granddaughter; four sisters, Mary B. Wright, Vail Hargrove, Shirley M. Hargrove and Kathreen Wiggins; five brothers, Leroy Hargrove, Larry D. Hargrove, John W. Hargrove, James R. Hargrove and Johnnie Hargrove, all of Henderson.  
Pallbearers will be Michael Alston, Cornel Alston, Joseph Hargrove, John Hargrove, James Johnson and George Terry.  
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Service Inc. 
  

Sam Hicks Jr.  

RALEIGH -- Sam Hicks Jr., 79, of Raleigh, formerly of Henderson, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at his residence after a period of declining health. He was a Warren County native and the son of the late Sam and Bella Mitchell Hicks.  
He served as trustee of the Manson Baptist Church where funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today by Pastor Cranford Davis and Dr. A.A. Brown. Interment will be in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are his wife, Lucy B. Hicks of the home; five daughters, Minnie H. Bullock, Elizabeth H. Clark, Mary Ann Hicks, all of Manson, and Josephine Hicks and Helen Ann Hicks, both of Raleigh; two sons, Joseph Hicks and Samuel Lee Hicks, both of Manson; a sister, Leathie Hicks of Middleburg; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.  
Pallbearers will be John Dailey, Howard Allen, Phillip Hicks, John Mafrow, Rexie Yancey, Donnell Hargrove and Walter Henderson. 
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Service Inc.   

James Norman Williams 

WAKE FOREST -- James Norman Williams, 79, died peacefully on Saturday, January 6, 2001, at Carolina House in Wake Forest, N.C. He was a Hooven, Ohio, native and the son of the late Irvin and Alice Williams. Mr. Williams was a veteran of the WWII Army Air Corps, Special Services Division.  
Surviving is his wife, Mary Katherine Williams of Hillside Nursing Home in Wake Forest; sister, Aurora Mauch of Cincinnati, Ohio; son, M.R. Williams of Henderson, and wife, Jeremy, of Henderson; granddaughters, Mary Katherine Williams of Henderson, Jennifer W. Rudolph, and husband, Rohan, of Tampa, Fl.; grandson, Lawson Williams and wife, Katie, of Wake Forest; and two great-grandsons, Will Rudolph and Patrick Williams.  
Inurnment will be in the Columbarium at First Presbyterian Church, Henderson, N.C. on Tuesday, January 9, 2001 at 2:00 P.M.  
In lieu of visitation and flowers, cards would be appreciated, as would memorial contributions to ACTS, 305 Chestnut Street, Henderson, N.C. 27536.  
Arrangements by Bright Funeral Home & Cremation.  

Janet P. Williams 

HENDERSON -- Janet Paschall Williams, 74, of 70 Spring Valley Road, Henderson, died Saturday, January 6, 2001, in a local nursing home.  
A native of Warren County, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Elizabeth Paschall Paschall.  
Mrs. Williams was a retired legal secretary, having been employed for some forty years with A.A. Bunn, Attorney. She was a member of Spring Valley United Methodist Church, the Adult Sunday School Class, and the United Methodist Women. She was a member of the Henderson Business Professional Women’s Club.  
Funeral services were held Monday, at 2:00 p.m., at Flowers Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Thomas Denny and the Rev. Pamela J. Gilliam. Entombment followed in Sunset Gardens.  
Surviving are her husband, Asa David “A.D.” Williams; a daughter, Patricia W. Hight, and husband, Harold, of Henderson; a sister, Martha P. Humphries, and husband, J.D., of Oxford; three grandchildren, Eric Laffman, and wife, Heather, Matthew Hight, and Kelsey Hight, all of Henderson; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a nephew, Russell Capps.  
The family received friends Sunday, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they are at the home.  
Serving as active pallbearers were Ernest R. Capps, Frank Albert Capps, Jimmy E. Twisdale, William Carr Tucker, John Morton Burton, and Anthony Lex Twisdale. The Adult Sunday School Class of Spring Valley United Methodist Church served as honorary pallbearers.  
Flowers are accepted, or memorials may be made to Spring Valley United Methodist Church, c/o Charlie B. Baskett, Jr., 647 Spring Valley Road, Henderson, N.C. 27536.  
Flowers Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral arrangements.
  

Pauline C. Mabon 

LAWRENCEVILLE, Va. -- Pauline Critcher Mabon, age 76, a resident of the Brian Center in Lawrenceville, Virginia, died Sunday afternoon after a lifelong illness at the Brian Center.  She was a native of Vance County and was the daughter of the late Walter R. and Bessie Williamson Critcher.  She was a faithful Christian of the Baptist faith and had lived her last few years in Southern Virginia.  
A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Island Creek Baptist Church Cemetery by Jay Jarrel. 
She is survived by two daughters, Betty Roberson of Drewry and Faye Cutler of Bullock; two sons, William R. “Billy” Roberson and wife Carol of Bracey, Virginia and Dave Carson Roberson of Lexington, N.C.; one brother, Alvin John Critcher and wife Lois of Henderson; six grandchildren, Annette Winn, Ollie Gray Short, III, Hope McTaggert, Paul Slusser, William Roberson, and Christie Roberson; four great grandchildren, Somer Winn, Caitlin McTaggert, Jennifer Clark, and William Clark.  She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Wanda Clark. 
The family will receive friends Tuesday 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 Betty Roberson at 4198 Jacksontown Road in Drewry. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Island Creek Baptist, 950 Stagecoach Road, Henderson, N.C. 27536, or to a charity of one’s choice. 
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home.
  

Clyde E. Powell 

ROXBORO -- Clyde E. Powell, 87, of 610 Polk Huff Road, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, in Brantwood Nursing Center. He was a Person County native. 
He was a retired farmer, a member of Sharon Baptist Church where he was a deacon, Sunday school teacher, a choir member and worked with the R.A.’s.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sharon Baptist Church by the Revs. Jerry Burts and Robert Baynard. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are his wife, Vannah Sue Denny Powell of the home; two sons, Ralph D. Powell and Ray E. Powell, both of Richmond, Va.; two sisters, Hazel P. Blackwell of Oxford and Inez P. Young of Virgilina, Va.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Sharon Baptist Church Van Fund, c/o Marion S. Powell, 1010 Roxboro Road, Oxford, N.C. 27565.  
Visitation for the family will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home in Oxford and other times at the home.  
Arrangements are by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home of Oxford. 
  

John A. Reams 

HENDERSON -- John Andrew “Shotgun” Reams, 67, formerly of 834 Eastside Drive, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, in Britthaven Nursing Home in Louisburg. He was a Vance County native and the son of the late John Carl and Pauline Gregory Reams.  
He attended Westwood Pentecostal Holiness Church, where he was a member of the W.T. Gregory Bible Class.  
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Flowers Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Steve Jones. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens.  
Surviving are a sister, Lilda R. Allen of Henderson; and a brother, Billy G. Reams of Henderson. 
The family received friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home of Joe and Lilda Allen, 4944 Satterwhite Point Road, Henderson. 
Serving as active pallbearers will be John L. Reams, Keith Reams, Mike Reams, James Champion, Bobby Jackson, Buck Stallings, Andy Ramsey, Danny Wilkerson, Bobby Wilkerson and John Faucette.  
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Westwood Pentecostal Holiness Church, Building Fund, c/o Bill Lloyd, 1023 S. Chestnut St., Henderson, N.C. 27536. 
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home. 
  

Mae L. Stone 

HENDERSON -- Mae Leggett Stone, 80, a resident of 444 Woodland Road, died Monday morning, Jan. 8, 2001, at her home. She was a native of Suffolk, Va., and was the daughter of the late John M. and Mae Hart Leggett. She was the widow of O. Stanley Stone. 
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and a past President of Friends of the Library Board. 
A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Richard Brand, Jr. 
The family will receive friends Tuesday night from 7 until 9 at the home at 444 Woodland Road. 
She is survived by several nieces and nephews. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. 
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home.
  

John F. Thomasson 

STEM -- John F. “Bubber” Thomasson, 76, of 1613 Sanders Road, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at Durham Regional Hospital. He was a Granville County native and the son of the late Hunter M. and Lee Hopkins Thomasson. 
He was retired from the USPF&O  National Guard Warehouse in Raleigh, was a member of the Stem Ruritan Club and a member of Stem United Methodist Church.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Stem United Methodist Church by the Revs. Grace Dill and Robert Oliver. Burial will follow in Bullock Cemetery in Stem.  
Surviving is his wife, Katherine B. Thomasson of the home.  
The family received friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home in Oxford and other times at the home.  
Arrangements are by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home of Oxford.


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