|Billie H. Frady
GREENSBORO -- Billie Hamm Frady, 75, of the Asheboro Health & Rehab
Center, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at Moses H. Cone Hospital in Greensboro.
She was a native of Greenville, Tenn., the daughter of the late William
and Ruby Hamm and the widow of Larry Frady.
She grew up in Bristol, Tenn., and graduated from Bristol High School.
In 1941, she moved with her family to Asheville where she lived for 10
years. After working for a period for the FBI and the State Department
in Washington, D.C., she moved to the Henderson and Louisburg areas, where
she lived until her illness in 1998.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Baptist
Church in Trinity. The Revs. Ken Evans and J.C. Alley will officiate.
Surviving is a sister, Nancy Anderson of Oakton, Va.
Memorials may be directed to Trinity Baptist Church, 6499 N.C. Hwy.
62, Trinity, N.C. 27370.
Arrangements are by Cumby Family Funeral Service of Archdale.
OXFORD -- Arcelia Ramos, 52, and Arcelia Rodriguez, 7, both of 4711
Belltown Road, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2000, in a house fire. They both were
natives of Michoacan, Mexico.
Arcelia Ramos was an employee at La Guarecita Mexican Restaurant. Arcelia
Rodriguez was a second-grader at C.G. Credle School.
Memorial services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Eakes
Funeral Chapel in Oxford by the Rev. Felipe Polo-Wood.
Survivors of Arcelia Ramos are her husband, Isidro Rodriguez Sr. of
the home; three daughters, Rosa Rodriguez of Michoacan, Mexico, Anna Maria
Rodriguez of Henderson and Maria Guadalupe of Durham; four sons, Guillermo
Rodriguez and Isidro Rodriguez, both of Oxford and Domingo Rodriguez and
Marco Antonio Rodriguez, both of Raleigh; and six grandchildren.
Arcelia Rodriguez is survived by her mother, Rosa Rodriguez of Michoacan,
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home Inc.
Virginia M. Strause
HENDERSON -- Virginia McDaniel Strause, age 87, a resident of 225 Country
Club Drive, died Monday morning at her home.
She was born in Union Springs, Alabama, and was the daughter of the
late Everett Sulton and Madge Dawson McDaniel of Albany, Georgia. She was
the widow of Nathan Philip Strause, Jr.
She was a member of The Church Of The Holy Innocents, Contemporary
Book Club, and the Henderson Junior Garden Club.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at The Church Of
The Holy Innocents by the Rev. Daniel Barker. Burial will follow
in Elmwood Cemetery.
She is survived by two sons, Nathan Philip Strause III of Tucson, Arizona,
and Henry McDaniel Strause of Henderson; two sisters, Bess M. Polack
of Winter Park, Florida, and Beryl M. Harris of Winter Springs, Florida;
four grandchildren, Catherine S. Lynch of Chicago, Illinois, Virginia
S. Brown of Charlotte, N. C., Jonathan P. Strause of Los Angeles,
California, and Henry M. Strause Jr. of Henderson; and five great-grandchildren.
Serving as active pallbearers will be John McDaniel, Chris Brown, John
Zollicoffer, David Hicks, Sam Burrows, Bob Forster, Ronnie Jones and Frank
The family will receive friends at the home at 225 Country Club Drive.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Claire’s
Memorial Garden Fund at The Church Of The Holy Innocents, 210 S. Chestnut
St., Henderson, N.C. 27536.
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home.
Robert L. Thaxton
OXFORD -- Robert Louis Thaxton, 75, formerly of Hancock Street, died
Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at Duke Medical Center. He was a Person County native
and the son of the late Willie Green and Mollie McCormick Thaxton.
He was of the Baptist faith and was a retired farmer.
Surviving are his son, Jimmy Thaxton of Roxboro; and two grandsons.
The body will be cremated and no service is planned at the present
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Oxford.
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 and his wife, Jeremy, of Henderson; granddaughters, Mary Kathryn
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.
Nell J. Horton
HENDERSON -- Nell Jonas Horton, 78, of 1611 Cypress Drive, Henderson,
died Wednesday, January 10, 2001, in Maria Parham Hospital.
A native of Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Robert
Pinkney and Mary Alice Bangle Jonas. She was the widow of George A. Wortham,
Jr. and Burley Lenward Horton.
Mrs. Horton was a homemaker and for many years was employed by the
former Leggett’s Dept. Store in the fabric department. She was a member
of West End Baptist Church.
Nell was a devoted mother, a deeply loved grandmother and aunt, beloved
sister and a dear friend to many. Her home was generously offered as a
safe refuge to all who came her way and was a source of personal pride.
She was a carefree, determined spirit who touched many lives. She loved
sewing and kept her yard in immaculate condition. Nell lived her life to
the fullest and was a woman of deep faith and conviction. It was indeed
a privilege to be blessed by her presence even if only for a short time.
A graveside funeral service will be held Friday, at 11 a.m., at Sunset
Gardens, conducted by Dr. Robert A. Wortham.
Surviving are a daughter, Beth H. Pegram, and husband, Bobby, of Henderson;
a son, Robert A. Wortham, and wife, Carol, of Durham; a sister, Ruby J.
Lassiter, and husband, Lee, of Henderson; and four grandchildren, Grace
Wortham, Johanna Wortham, Joshua Pegram, and Allison Pegram. She was preceded
in death by two sisters, Winnon J. Guy and Pansy J. Currin; and a brother,
The family will receive friends today, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Flowers
Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home of Bobby and Beth
Pegram, 1104 S. Chestnut Street, Henderson.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to The American
Lung Association, 1740 Broadway, New York, New York 10019.
Flowers Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
Ralpheal J. Joiner
CREEDMOOR -- Ralpheal Jessie Joiner, 77, of 224 Mill St., died Monday,
Jan. 8, 2001, at Durham Regional Hospital.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Wright Funeral
Chapel in Oxford by the Rev. Lacy Joyner.
Surviving are his wife, Virginia Braswell Joiner; two sons, Wayne Joiner
of Graham and David Booker of Holly Springs; and two grandchildren.
The family will receive visitors at the residence. The body will lie
in state from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at Wright Funeral Home.
Arrangements are by Wright Funeral Home Inc.
Carolyn B. McAlister
OXFORD -- Carolyn Brooks McAlister, 58, of Virginia Beach, Va., died
Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at Sentara Hospital in Virginia Beach, Va. She was
a Granville County native and the daughter of Nina Eakes Brooks and the
late Elbert Brooks.
She was educated in the Oxford School System and a graduate of East
Carolina University. She was a high school English teacher in North Carolina
for many years and the same for the past 16 years with the Suffolk, Va.,
school system. She was a former member of Enon Baptist Church and a recent
member of Holland Road Baptist Church in Virginia Beach.
Surviving are her mother, Nina Eakes Brooks of Oxford; one sister,
Barbara B. Brantley of Durham; and one brother, Charles R. Brooks of Punta
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Enon Baptist
Church in Oxford by the Rev. James C. Shelley Jr. and the Rev. Pittman.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Enon Baptist Church,
the American Diabetes Association or to the American Heart Association.
Visitation for the family will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at
Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home in Oxford.
Arrangements are by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home of Oxford.
Alice M. Roberson
HENDERSON -- Alice Matthews Roberson, 82, of 609 Young St., Henderson,
died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, in Maria Parham Hospital. She was a Vance County
native and the daughter of the late Frank and Blanche Ayscue Matthews.
She was the widow of Butler Roberson Sr.
She was a retired cashier with Henderson Laundry. She was a member
of New Sandy Creek Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Flowers Funeral Chapel,
conducted by the Rev. Hilton Moore. Burial will follow in New Sandy Creek
Baptist Church Cemetery.
Surviving are four daughters, Daisy R. Carliles of Norlina, Betty R.
Sizemore of Eden, Pearlie R. Anderson of Raleigh and Charlotte R. Moss
of Henderson; three sons, Johnny B. Roberson Jr. of Greensboro, Michael
G. Roberson of Kernersville and Tex B. Roberson of Julian; two sisters,
Virgie M. Lynch of Norlina and Addie L. Matthews of Henderson; two brothers,
James C. Matthews and Henry F. Matthews, both of Norlina; 17 grandchildren;
and 14 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tonight at Flowers
Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home on 609 Young St.
Grandsons will serve as active pallbearers. They are Kenneth Anderson,
Frankie Anderson, Mark Roberson, Daniel Roberson, Chad Stevenson, Brad
Stevenson, Andrew Roberson and Daryl Carliles Jr.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to New Sandy Creek
Baptist Church, 1699 Weldon’s Mill Road, Henderson, N.C. 27536.
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.
Evelyn A. Sneed
OXFORD -- Evelyn A. Sneed, 91, of Whitmore Retirement Center, died Wednesday,
Jan. 10, 2001. She was the widow of Thomas Q. Sneed.
Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Oxford United
Methodist Church, of which she was a member, by the Revs. Gala Collins,
Andy Sneed and Billy Seate.
The family will greet friends in the fellowship hall following the
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oxford United Methodist
Church, P.O. Box 757, Oxford, N.C. 27565.
Surviving are her son, William T. Sneed of Chocowinity; her daughter,
Sara S. Seate of Durham; brother, O.T. Atkinson of Ft. Myers, Fla.; sisters,
Annella A. Smith of Oxford, Mozelle A. Casey of Westcliffe, Colo., Charlotte
A. Lewis of Fairmont, Rebecca A. Kinlaw of Lumberton; 10 grandchildren;
and 15 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Gentry-Newell
& Vaughan Funeral Home.
Arrangements are by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home of Oxford.
Hubert M. Vaughan
NORLINA -- Hubert Macon Vaughan, 89, of Rt. 1 Box 37-B, Norlina, died
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, at Maria Parham Hospital. He was a Warren County
native and the son of the late Hugh Vaughan and Willie Hicks Vaughan.
He was a retired farmer and member of Zion United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Zion United
Methodist Church by the Rev. Warren Cash. Burial will follow in the church
Surviving are his wife, Delia Cleaton Vaughan of the home; three sons,
Odis M. Vaughan of Littleton, Harold Pete Vaughan of Macon and James E.
Vaughan of Kodak, Tenn.; five daughters, Mildred V. Fletcher of Hampton,
Va., Velma V. Evans of Disputanta, Va., Lois V. Lynch of Norlina, Dorothy
V. Stainback of Raleigh, and Judy V. Lawson of Norlina; one brother, Horace
Vaughan of Norlina; 17 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be grandsons.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Blaylock
Arrangements are by Blaylock Funeral Home of Warrenton.