Miscellaneous Henderson County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Angie Alexander 
WARRENTON -- Angie Alexander, 40, of Philadelphia, Pa., died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at the Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Snow Hill Baptist Church. The Rev. A.F. Horton, pastor, and the Rev. Dr. Joseph Alexander will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are her parents, Charles and Margaret Tunstall Alexander of Philadelphia, Pa.; her maternal grandmother, Ethel Tunstall of Warren County; and her paternal grandmother, Ruth Alexander of Warren County. 
The body will be on view today at the Boyd’s Funeral Services Chapel until taken to the church one hour prior to the services.  
Arrangements are by Boyd’s Funeral Services of Warrenton. 
  

Liza B. Davis 

KITTRELL -- Liza Bell Davis, 90, of Rt. 1, South Chavis Road, Kittrell, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at Maria Parham Hospital. She was a native of Mecklenburg County, Va., and the daughter of the late Bennie and Viola Daye. She was the widow of Leslie Davis. 
She was a member of Concord Baptist Church where the funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday by the Rev. S.E. Blalock. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are three daughters, Mary Belle Alston of Wayne, Pa., Pauline Harris and Mary Floyd, both of Kittrell; 15 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends at the home.  
Pallbearers and floralbearers will be friends of the family.  
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services Inc.  
  

Lelia B. Jones 

HENDERSON -- Lelia “Donnie” Bowman Jones, 68, of 357 Boddie St., died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at her residence. She was a Vance County native and the daughter of the late John Thomas Bowman and Isabelle Fields Bowman. She was the widow of Charlie Junious Jones.  
She was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church where she served on the senior choir, later joining Progressive Faith Baptist Church where she served as one of the first choir members, a member of the Missionary Board, a member of the Pastor’s Aide Committee and a trustee.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. today at Progressive Faith Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Douglas Judkins. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.  
Surviving are two daughters, Irma Brodie of Middleburg and Deborah Allen of the home; one son, Junious Jones of Raleigh; three sisters, Georgiana Hargrove of Richmond, Va., Bertha Clark of Bronx, N.Y., and Florence Jones of Henderson; five grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends at the home and also at 58 Autumn Lane in Middleburg.  
Pallbearers will be William Warren and deacons of Progressive Faith Baptist Church. Floralbearers will be Brenda Gregory, Kim Peace, Jessica Peace, Shannon Anderson, Ruby Person, Shelia Seaward, and Paulette Foster.  
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services Inc. 
  

Mr. John H. McCrimmon 

CONCORD -- Mr. John H. McCrimmon, 82, of Concord, N.C., died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at NorthEast Medical Center.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 P.M. today at First Baptist Church. The Rev. Jim Langford and the Rev. Tom Anderson will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. 
Mr. McCrimmon was born Dec. 10, 1918, in Carthage, N.C. His parents are the late John Henry and Hattie Seawell McCrimmon. His wife, the late Maria Johnson McCrimmon, died in 1998. 
Mr. McCrimmon was a member of First Baptist Church, graduate of Wake Forest University, and attended Duke Divinity School in Durham and Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Ky. He pastored in Baptist churches for 22 years, serving Vance and Halifax County. His last church was First Baptist Church in Bladenboro, N.C.  
Surviving are two sons, Mr. John H. McCrimmon Jr. and wife, Judy, of Concord and Mr. James N. McCrimmon of Baton Rouge, La.; three grandchildren, John H. McCrimmon III (Trip) and wife, Brooke, Christopher (Chris) T. McCrimmon and Joseph Brittain (Britt) McCrimmon, all of Concord.  
Memorials may be made to: First Baptist Church Building Fund, 200 Branchview Drive, Concord, N.C. 28025 or The Divinity School at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C.  
Wilkinson Funeral Home in Concord is serving the McCrimmon family.  

Willie E. Renn Jr.  

HENDERSON -- Willie Edward Renn, Jr., 79, of 620 Horseshoe Bend Road, Henderson, died Thursday, January 11, 2001 at Duke University Medical Center in Durham.  
A native of Vance County, he was the son of the late Willie Edward Renn, Sr. and Sallie Evans Renn.  
Mr. Renn was a retired employee of the U.S. Postal Service. A recipient of the Purple Heart, he was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Henderson Masonic Lodge No. 229 A.F. & A.M. and the Henderson York Rite Bodies. He was a member of Rehoboth United Methodist Church, where he sang in the church choir.  
Funeral services will be held Sunday, at 3 p.m., at Rehoboth United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Benjamin W. Rooker. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are his wife of fifty years, Alma Newton Renn; a daughter, Kay Renn Ayscue, and husband, John, of Henderson; two granddaughters, Megan Kay Ayscue, and Shannon Lynn Ayscue; two sisters, Vernelle R. Owen, and husband, Graham, of Oxford, and Kathryn R. Wade, of Henderson; and several nieces and nephews, including a very special niece, Betty Owen Rose.  
The family will receive friends tonight, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home of John and Kay Ayscue, 621 Horseshoe Bend Road.  
Serving as active pallbearers will be F.T. Wrenn, Mike Renn, Jerry Allen, Billy Kittrell, Dennis McGhinnis, Bert Crews, Gary Pulley, Steve Simmons, Charles Gallagher, Ben Harris, Tommy Richardson, and Lee Overton. Retired employees of the Henderson Post Office will be honorary pallbearers.  
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Rehoboth United Methodist Church, c/o Barbara Burwell, 2205 Community House Road, Oxford, N.C. 27565.  
Flowers Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.  
  

Walter C. Upchurch 

STEM -- Walter C. “Sam” Upchurch, 77, of 1556 Easy St., died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at Durham Regional Hospital. He was a Wake County native and the son of the late Thomas Bagley and Mabel Goodman Upchurch.  
He was a member of Living Word Baptist Church and was a retired insurance agent.  
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Eakes Funeral Chapel in Creedmoor by the Rev. Terry Hall. Burial was in Carolina Memorial Gardens.  
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Living Word Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1172, Creedmoor, N.C. 27522.  
Visitation was held from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday prior to the funeral at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor. 
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Creedmoor.

Betty M. Burnette  

OXFORD -- Betty Moss Burnette, 87, of E.E. Toney’s Nursing Home, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, at Granville Medical Center. She was a Granville County native and the daughter of the late Atlas and Elizabeth King Moss. She was the widow of Eugene F. Burnette.  
She was a member of Providence Baptist Church and was a homemaker.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Eakes Funeral Chapel in Oxford by the Rev. Randy Pittman. Burial will be in Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery.  
Surviving are a daughter, Mary Elizabeth “Pete” Dunn of Oxford; three sisters, Mary Moss Elliott and Ester Moss Carter, both of Oxford, and Mozelle Moss Jackson of Stem; a brother, James B. Moss of Oxford; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  
Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. today prior to the funeral service at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford and other times at 403 Harris St.  
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Oxford.  

Ruffin A. McGhee 

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Ruffin Alexander McGhee, 74, died Dec. 29, 2000, in Washington, D.C.  
He graduated from Mary Potter Academy and attended North Carolina A & T State University. He was also a U.S. Navy veteran.  
Funeral services were conducted on Jan. 5 at the Saint Paul’s Church Rock Creek Parish in Washington. Burial was in the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in Suitland, Md.  
Surviving are one daughter, Jocelyn McGhee Kelso; three sisters, Dorothy E. McGhee and Sarah Jones of Henderosn and Clorene Taylor of Washington; one brother, Walter T. McGhee of Washington.  
Local announcement by Betts & Son Funeral Home Inc. 
  

Mittie G. Owens 

STOVALL -- Mittie Glover Owens, 73, of 7739 Mt. Road, Stovall, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, at the Wake Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late James H. Glover and Mary Harris Glover.  
She was a former employee of the Ideal Fastener Company. 
Surviving are two daughters, Mary Young of Brentwood, Md., and Mittie O. Richardson of Watertown, N.Y.; one son, Ben S. Owen of Hampton, Va.; two brothers, Joseph Glover and Alfred Glover, both of Henderson; four sisters, Annie Peace of Henderson, Mary Winbush of Bullock, Esther Lamb of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Zenobia Alderholt of Upper Marlboro, Md.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  
Funeral services were conducted on Sunday at the Betts and Son Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Herman Royster officiated. Burial was in the family cemetery.  
Arrangements are by Betts Funeral Home of Oxford. 
  

Walter W. Walker 

NORLINA -- Walter Woodrow Walker, 85, formerly of Norlina, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, at Warren Hills Nursing Center. He was a Warren County native and the son of the late Charles William Walker and Sudie Thompson Walker. He was the widower of Nettie Vaughan Walker. 
He was a member of Zion United Methodist Church and a retired farmer.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Blaylock Funeral Home by the Revs. Ernest Bowes and Warren Cash. Burial will follow at Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery in Oine.  
Surviving are two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  
Pallbearers will be Mike Vaughan, John Ross, Wilbert Vaughan, Charles Lynch, Ed Schuster, Fritz Vaughan, Kenny Vaughan and Dan Black.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Blaylock Funeral Home. 
Arrangements are by Blaylock Funeral Home of Warrenton. 
  

Lona S. White 

WARRENTON -- Lona Shearin White, 89, formerly of the Colonial Lodge, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at Warren Hills Nursing Center. She was a Warren County native and the daughter of the late James Henry Shearin and Sarah Webb Shearin.  
She was a member of Embro Methodist Church and the widow of Julius White.  
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Cemetery in Macon by the Rev. Rob Evans.  
The family will be at Blaylock Funeral Home today from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. 
Arrangements are by Blaylock Funeral Home of Warrenton. 


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