Miscellaneous Henderson County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Irene S. Guins 
CREEDMOOR -- Irene Stalling Guins, 82, of 826-A North Main St., died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at Brantwood Nursing Center in Oxford. She was a Wake County native, the daughter of the late Bernard and Meta Balcolm Stalling and the widow of Ashley Robert Guins.  
She was a member of Union Baptist Church and was owner and operator of the former Guins Shoe Shop.  
Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at Creedmoor Cemetery by the Rev. Robert Oliver.  
Surviving are her daughter, Meta Holmes of Oxford; a sister, Winnie Oom of Danville, Va.; and two grandsons. 
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today, prior to the graveside service, at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and at other times at 5042 Old 75, Oxford, N.C. 27565. 
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Creedmoor.
  

Jesse J. Lea 

CREEDMOOR -- Jesse James “J.J.” Lea, 67, of 115 North St., died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, at Durham Regional Hospital. He was a Granville County native and the son of the late Lewis Daniel and Margaret Potts Lea.  
He was of the Baptist faith and an Army veteran of the Korean War. He worked for Carolina Trailways for 22 years, retiring in 1986 with a million miles accident free record and was employed by Southern Coach since 1986.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Eakes Funeral Chapel in Creedmoor by the Rev. Don Brown. Burial will be in Creedmoor Cemetery.  
Surviving are his wife, Ann Nordan Lea of the home; a daughter, Deborah McDonald of Richmond, Va.; two sons, Patrick Robertson of Creedmoor, Scott Lea of Creedmoor; a sister, Lela Frances Lea of Creedmoor; a brother, Edgar “Luke” Lea of Creedmoor; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 38, Creedmoor, N.C. 27522.  
Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and at other times at 117 North St.  
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Creedmoor. 
  

Anne W. Reed 

ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Anne Woods Reed, 93, of 111 Sedgewood Drive, formerly of Norlina, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at Ebenezer Nursing Center in Roxboro. She was a native of Roxboro, the daughter of the late Hugh and Clarissa Woods and the widow of William Owen Reed. 
She graduated from Louisburg College in 1927 and received her degree in 1958 from Appalachian State Teachers College where she graduated magna cum laude. She taught school in Norlina, was active in Norlina Baptist Church and was a member of the Eastern Star. She moved to Rock Hill in 1992 to live with her daughter, Anne Woods Reed Boone and had lived in Rock Hill for the past several years.  
Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday at Warrendale Cemetery in Norlina by the Rev. Carlyle H. Hall Jr. Interment will immediately follow the service. 
Surviving are one sister, Rose Ellen Holeman of Lake Wales, Fla.; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, 2133 Ebenezer Road in Rock Hill, S.C.  
Arrangements are by Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel in Road Hill, S.C. 
  

David G. Wilson  

OXFORD -- David G. Wilson, 304 Forest Road, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, at his home. He was a Granville County native and the son of Elsie Mae Owen Wilson and the late Robert G. Wilson Jr.  
He was a member and usher of Oxford Baptist Church and was an agent for Granville County Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. in Oxford for 25 years.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Oxford Baptist Church by Dr. Steve Bolton and the Rev. Cam Ford. Burial will be in Hester Baptist Church Cemetery.  
Surviving are his wife, Carrie Rogers Wilson of the home; a son, Bobby Wilson of the home; his mother, Elsie Mae Owen Wilson of Oxford; two sisters, Jackie W. Warren of Roxboro and Brenda W. Ellington of Oxford.  
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oxford Baptist Church, P.O. Box 398, Oxford, N.C. 27565.  
Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford and other times at the home.  
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Oxford.  
  

Lenis Hazel Wilson 

HENDERSON -- Lenis Hazel Kearney Wilson, age 70, a resident of Lot 2 Friendly Lane, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, in Brittheaven of Louisburg. She was a native of Franklin County and was the daughter of the late John Alfred and Lonie Clapton Kearney. She was a member of the Ebenezer Methodist Church. 
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the J.M. White Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Allen Ray Ayscue. Burial will be in Plank Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. 
Surviving are her companion of several years, Dalton Kenneth Robertson of Henderson; three daughters, Erma Gray Paul of Chester, Va., Marsha Adell Jones and Marie Nelson, both of Henderson; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. 
Pallbearers will be John Pendergrass, J.J. Pendergrass, Scott Tingen, Thomas Moore, Gene Ellis and Ronnie Nelson. 
The family will receive friends Wednesday night from 7 until 8:30 at the J.M. White Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home of Marie Nelson and Marsha Jones, 406 Harriett St., Henderson. Flowers are accepted, or memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation, 400 Oberlin Road, Suite 208, Raleigh, N.C. 27605.
 

Kenneth Wayne Lee 
OXFORD -- Kenneth Wayne Lee, 53, a resident of 5126 Tabbs Creek Lane, died Sunday, Jan. 14th at the VA Hospital in Nashville, Tenn.  
A native of Wake County, the son of Virginia Lee and the late Winfred Lee. He was a member of the Fifth Special Forces, Green Beret, and served in Vietnam. After graduating from college, he served over twenty-six years in law enforcement with the State of North Carolina. In the late eighties and early nineties, he was manager of security for Glaxo Pharmaceuticals. Prior to forced retirement in February 1999, after being stricken with leukemia, he was employed by the Department of Administration with the State of North Carolina.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Poplar Creek Baptist Church in Vance County by the Rev. Cam Ford. Burial will be at 1 p.m. at Montlawn Memorial Park in Raleigh.  
Surviving are his wife, Susie Lassiter Lee of the home; a daughter, Carrie Ann Lee; a son, Christopher Wayne Lee, both of Raleigh; his mother, Virginia Betts Lee of Garner; a step-daughter and step son-in-law, Kimberely and Benjamin Moyer of Oxnard, California; a step-son, William Carlton Tatum of Chapel Hill; a brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Linda Lee of Chocowinity.  
In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, 37212-3637, attention to Katrina Stokes, Social Worker.  
Visitation 7-8:30 PM Thursday evening at the Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford and at other times at the home. Ken loved his Lord, his family and his friends. His physical presence will be greatly missed, but his positive spirit and love for life will live forever. 
  

Ethel Haithcock Pruitt 

HENDERSON -- Ethel Haithcock Pruitt, 82, of 749 Southerland St. died Wednesday at Britthaven Nursing Home in Henderson. 
She was a native of Vance County and was the daughter of the late Paul L. and Lillie Faulkner Haithcock. She was the widow of Lou Olie Pruitt and was retired from Harriet & Henderson Yarns. 
A graveside service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Sunset Gardens, with the Rev. Willard Faucette presiding.  
She is survived by one son, Wayne Pruitt of Henderson; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends Thursday night from 7 until 8:30 at the J.M. White Funeral Home.  
Serving as active pallbearers will be Macon Abbott, Randy Harrell, Bobby Lockemy, Leon Parham, Tyrone Tart, Calvin Pruitt and Jimmy Pegram. 
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home. 

Bessie Baker 
WARRENTON -- Bessie Brodie Townes Baker, 94, of the Parktown community, Warrenton, died  Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, at Guardian Care Nursing Home in Henderson.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Jerusalem Baptist Church in Warrenton. The Rev. John Gooch, pastor, and the Rev. Robert Burnette will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are one daughter, Carrie Wilkins of Warrenton; three sons, James Morris Townes and Nathaniel Townes, both of Warrenton, and Robert Earl Townes of Stoneville; 45 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ellen Watson of East Orange, N.J.  
The family will receive friends and relatives from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Boyd’s Funeral Services Chapel in Warrenton.  
Arrangements are by Boyd’s Funeral Services of Warrenton. 
  

Vergie Bell Lassiter Faulkner 

HENDERSON -- Vergie Bell Lassiter Faulkner, 73, a resident of 1704 North Carolina Highway 39 in Louisburg, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, in Franklin Regional Hospital. 
 She was a native of Vance County and the daughter of the late Melville Gray and Josie Grissom Lassiter. She was the widow of Alfred Edward Faulkner. She was a secretary for Henderson Tile and Linoleum and a member of the Blessed Hope Baptist Church. 
 Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Blessed Hope Baptist Church, led by the Rev. Donnie Perkinson and the Rev. Tim Short. Burial will be in the New Sandy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. 
Surviving are two daughters, Patricia Maynor of Pembroke and Brenda Hunt of Lumberton; two sons, Edward Ray Faulkner of Henderson and Alfred Edward Faulkner Jr. of Lumberton; two sisters, Elizabeth Perkinson and Josephine Langley, both of Henderson; three brothers, James Lassiter, Eugene Lassiter and Melville Lassiter, all of Henderson; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
The pallbearers will be deacons of the Blessed Hope Baptist Church. 
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 8:30 at the J.M. White Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home of Elizabeth Perkinson, 1791 N.C. Highway 39 South, Henderson.                                   

Howard Hawkins Sr.  

HENDERSON -- Howard Hawkins Sr., 85, of 431 Cross Creek Road, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at Maria Parham Hospital. He was a Vance County native and the son of the late Amos and Minnie Hawkins.  
He was educated in the Warren County Public Schools System, later relocating to Brooklyn, N.Y., where he was a retired employee of the ABC Lumber Company.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Phipps Chapel Baptist Church by Dr. A.A. Brown. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are his wife, Madeline Hawkins; five sons, George E. Milon of Abbeyville, S.C., Howard Hawkins Jr., James C. Hawkins, Albert T. Hawkins, all of Henderson, Clarence Hawkins of Cleveland, Ohio; four daughters, Mary Jones of Atlantic City, N.J., Annie R. Kearney of Henderson, Sarah L. Reynolds of Hampton, Va., Norma Elaine Dudley of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two brothers, Walter Hawkins of Cleveland, Ohio, and Charlie Hawkins of Henderson; 36 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends at the home.  
Pallbearers will be Scottie Hawkins, Alphonso Bullock, James Thomas and Henry Hawkins. Floralbearers will be Henrietta Macon, Tina Macon and other family and friends.  
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services Inc.
  

Robert Lyons 

HENDERSON -- Robert “Hub” Lyons, 76, a Henderson native, died in Newark, N.J. He was born in Cambridge, Mass., and was the son of James and Harriett Lyons. 
He worked and retired as a Longshoreman in New Jersey.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 12 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Service by the Rev. Joseph L. Ratliff, assisted by the Rev. William C. Brodie. Burial will follow in the Blacknall Cemetery.  
Surviving are his wife, Rebecca Heatley Lyons of New Jersey; five children, Valerie Perry, Michael Ferguson, Robert Steward, James Steward and Alandis Borbed; two sisters, Gladys Hawkins of Henderson, Iona McElveen of New York; and several grandchildren. 
The body will be on view at Mary Davis-Royster Funeral, starting at 2 p.m. today. 
Arrangements are by Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Services of Henderson. 
  

William W. McFalls 

OXFORD -- William Wren McFalls, 67, of 3223 Knotts Grove Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, at Duke Medical Center. He was a Mitchell County native and the son of the late Jeter and Maude Autry McFalls.  
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Creedmoor and was a retired logger for 40 years.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Eakes Funeral Chapel by the Revs. Eddie Mauldin and Don Brown. Burial will be in Meadowview Memorial Park.  
Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Burnell Newcomb McFalls of Oxford; two sons, Garry Allen and Steven Wren, both of Oxford; a daughter, Patricia Lynn McFalls of Oxford; three brothers, Don McFalls of Stem, Ray McFalls of Oxford, Tony McFalls of Roxboro; two sisters, Ann McFalls of Stem and Linda Self of Oxford; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.  
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Creedmoor, P.O. Box 38, Creedmoor, N.C. 27522.  
Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford and other times at the home.  
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Oxford. 
  

Jenny G. Sorensen 

HENDERSON -- Jenny Karoline Grann Sorensen, 99, of 330 West Young Ave., Henderson, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, in a local nursing home. She was a native of Fulgslev, Denmark, and the daughter of the late Rasmus Andersen and Jensine Andersen Grann. She was the widow of John Sorensen Sr.  
She was a 1928 graduate of Norwegian American Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago, Ill. She was a registered nurse and retired from Maria Parham Hospital after a total of 40 years in nursing. She was a member of the Lutheran Church in Denmark.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Flowers Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Richard Brand. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.  
Surviving are a step-daughter, Gladys Sorensen of the home; a stepson, John Sorensen Jr. of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; three step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-great-grandchild.  
The family will receive friends at the home on 330 West Young Ave.  
Serving as active pallbearers will be George Dickie, Frank Madigan, Eric Sorensen and Perry Sorensen.  
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Red Cross, Vance County Chapter, P.O. Box 635, Henderson, N.C. 27536. 
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home of Henderson.


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