|Patricia N. Earp
CHESTERFIELD -- Patricia N. Earp, 67, of Chesterfield, died Jan. 18,
2001. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roland; her daughter, Debra
K. Figg; and her granddaughter, Melissa Dawn Figg.
Surviving are four children, Bonita Earp, Jack Thomas Earp, Patricia
E. Chewning and Kendall Ray Earp; two sisters, Peggy N. Fisher and Shirley
N. Joyner, both of Henderson; one brother, Hubert R. Nowell Jr. of Richmond;
six grandchildren, Shannon, Kevin, Crystal, Jacob, Melissa, and Jeremy;
and one great-grandson, Kaleb. Funeral services will be held 4:30 p.m.
Saturday at the Bliley Funeral Home’s Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull St.
Road, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to service.
Interment will be in Jacksonville, Fla. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
may be made to either the American Diabetes Association or the American
Arrangements are by Bliley Funeral Home, Chippenham Chapel, Richmond,
Oscar Harris Jr.
HENDERSON -- Oscar Harris Jr., 60, of Warren County died Thursday, Jan.
18, 2001, at Maria Parham Hospital.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Wright Funeral
Chapel by the Rev. Jerome Taylor. Burial will be Monday in Elmwood Cemetery.
Surviving is one sister, Peggie Brown of Baltimore, Md.
The family will receive visitors at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. George
and Barbara King, 21 Breckenridge St.
The body will lie in state today, starting at 12 p.m. at Wright Funeral
Home of Henderson.
Arrangements are by Wright Funeral Home of Henderson.
Ruth F. Johnson
OXFORD -- Ruth Freeman Johnson, 82, of 5686 Parham Woods Court died
Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, in Granville Medical Center. She was a native of
Greenville County, S.C., and the daughter of the late Milton V. and Elise
She was retired from John Umstead Hospital in Butner and a member of
Oxford Baptist Church where she was in the Women Day Circle.
Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oxford Baptist
Church by the Revs. Dr. J. Steven Bolton and J. Lemar Wheeler.
Surviving are three sons, Van Wood of Oxford, Jim Wood of Oxford and
Henry Johnson of Stem; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one
sister, Margaret Foster of Louisville, Ky.; and two brothers, Joe Freeman
and Jim Freeman, both of Greenville, S.C.
The family requests the omission of flowers and memorials to A.C.I.M.,
c/o Oxford Baptist Church, P.O. Box 398, Oxford, N.C. 27565 or to Meals
on Wheels, c/o Granville County Social Services, 120 Orange St., Oxford,
Arrangements are by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home of Oxford.
Helen H. Lewis
JASPER, GA. -- Mrs. Helen Hayes Lewis, born August 31, 1907 in Vance
County, N.C., died Jan. 19, 2001, at Grandview Health Care Center, Jasper,
Mrs. Lewis was the widow of William D. Lewis, and was active in civic,
cultural and religious affairs in High Point, N.C. A graduate of High Point
College, Mrs. Lewis taught school in Asheville, N.C., in the late 1920’s.
She is survived by a son, William D. Lewis, Jr., Jacksonville, N.C.;
a daughter, Elizabeth Herzig, Melbourne, Fl.; sister, Mabel Williams, Warrenton,
N.C.; granddaughters, Mattie Davis, Acworth, Ga., Catherine Armstrong,
Birmingham, Al.; great-grandchildren, Kimball Rice Jr., Kevin Johnson,
Elizabeth Alston Armstrong and Catherine McMasters Armstrong.
A memorial service and interment will be held this Spring in High Point,
Arrangements are by Chapman Funeral Home, Jasper, Ga.
Ola G. Taylor
WARRENTON -- Ola Gibson Taylor, 82, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at
Warren Hills Nursing Center. She was the daughter of the late Garland
and Nannie Sutton Gibson. She was the widow of John Taylor.
The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral
Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Warrendale Cemetery
Arrangements are by Blaylock Funeral Home of Warrenton.
Nell W. Brantley
WARRENTON -- Nell Williams Brantley, of Wilmington, died Thursday,
Jan. 18, 2001, at the Hospice of the Lower Cape Fear following a long illness.
She was a Halifax County native, and was born in Nash County to the late
Thomas Conrad and Annie Crawley Williams.
She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Wilmington.
Surviving are her husband, Charles R. Brantley of Wilmington; two daughters,
Angela Hutchings of Wilmington and Lisa Billingsly of Lynchburg, Va.; one
son, Charles R. Brantley Jr. of Alexandria, Va.; one sister, Mary Ann Qualls
of Hollister; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Harris Chapel
Baptist Church in Hollister by the Rev. Hal Jones. Graveside services will
follow at 4 p.m. at White Rock Plantation in Hollister.
The family will receive visitors at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Carlton
Qualls of Williams Road, Hollister.
Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Blaylock Funeral
Home in Warrenton.
Memorials may be made to the Christian Appalachian Project, 322 Crab
Orchard St., Lancaster, Ky., 40446 or to Hospice of the Lower Cape Fear,
1406 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, N.C. 28401.
Arrangements are by Blaylock Funeral Home of Warrenton.
HENDERSON -- Lizzie Ann Medley Ellington, 88, of Henderson, widow of
Alvin Dewey Ellington, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at Britthaven Nursing
Home in Henderson.
Surviving are her son, James Williams of Kenly; three sisters, Annie
Mae Powell of Boydton, Va., Mildred Dunnaway and Lucindy Dunnaway of Halifax,
Va.; nine grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Woodland Cemetery,
Chase City, Va., with the Rev. Michael Coward officiating.
Arrangements are by Wood Funeral Service of Chase City, Va.
Eddie C. Faulkner
CHESTERFIELD, Va. -- Eddie Conn Faulkner, a resident of 4732 Wedgemere
Road in Chesterfield, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at Health South Hospital
He was a native of Vance County and was the son of the late William
Cade and Minnie Ball Faulkner. He was a retired master sergeant in the
U.S. Air Force, serving during the Korean conflict and the Vietnam War,
and was the retired owner of Eddie C. Faulkner Accounting.
He was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Richmond.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the J.M. White Funeral
Home Chapel, led by the Rev. Bob Crute and Ken Faulkner. Burial will follow
in the New Sandy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with full military honors.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Currin Faulkner; one daughter,
Betsy Faulkner Williams of Richmond; one son, Tony Faulkner of Palm Coast,
Fla.; two sisters, Ethel F. Briggs and Josephine F. Raby, both of Henderson;
one brother, William Allen Faulkner of Danville, Va.; and three granddaughters.
The family will receive friends Monday night from 7 until 8:30 at the
J.M. White Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home of W.A.
and Irene Currin, 206 West Creek Road, Henderson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Hospice Foundation,
P.O. Box 15287, Chevy Chase, Md. 20825.
The J.M. White Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lessie Woodlief Garrett
KITTRELL -- Lessie Woodlief Garrett, 89, a resident of 2169 U.S. Highway
1 South, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, in Maria Parham Hospital.
She was a native of Vance County and was the daughter of the late Alridge
and Lucy W. Woodlief. She was the widow of John Lee Garrett. She was a
housewife and a member of the Union Chapel United Methodist Church and
of the adult Sunday School class.
The Rev. Jim Hines will lead funeral services at 11 a.m. Monday in
the Union Chapel United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church
Surviving are one daughter, Edith G. Garrett of Henderson; one son,
Hartwell Garrett of Durham; one sister, Theresa W. Keith of Kittrell; five
grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Donald Sanford, Tony Sanford, Randy Garrett, Charles
Garrett Jr., Edward Woodlief and John Frazier.
The family will receive friends Sunday night from 7 until 8:30 at the
J.M. White Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Union Chapel United
Methodist Church, c/o Rebecca Wright, 376 N. Chavis Road, Kittrell, N.C.
Dorothy W. Mangum
OXFORD -- Dorothy Wheeler Mangum, 72, of 1016 Lewis St., died Saturday,
Jan. 20, 2001, at her residence. She was a Franklin County native and the
widow of David C. “Buck” Mangum.
She was a retired registered nurse and a member of Tabbs Creek Baptist
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Tabbs Creek
Baptist Church by the Rev. J. Lemar Wheeler. Burial will follow in Elmwood
Cemetery in Oxford.
Surviving are two daughters, Marcia M. Brooks and Myra M. Wainwright,
both of Oxford; one son, Tony Mangum of Charlotte; six grandchildren; and
one brother, Richard Wheeler of Franklinton.
Visitation for the family will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at
Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home and other times at the home.
Arrangements are by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home.
Magdalene B. Noell
CREEDMOOR -- Magdalene Brame Noell, 79, of 2060 Will Suitt Road, died
Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at her home. She was a Granville County native,
the daughter of the late Berry Clifton and Hazel Hobgood Brame, and the
widow of Lenwood G. Noell.
She was a member of Concord Baptist Church for more than 50 years and
was retired from Murdoch Center.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Concord Baptist
Church by the Revs. Chris Hoffman and Dale Wallace. Burial will be in Carolina
Surviving are two daughters, Jo Davis of Butner and Becky Stephens
of Butner; four grandsons; and five great-grandchildren.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Concord Baptist Church,
2509 Lyons Station Road, Creedmoor, N.C. 27522.
Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Eakes Funeral
Home in Creedmoor and other times at the home.
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Creedmoor.
John T. Oakes
OXFORD -- John Thomas “J.T.” Oakes, 82, of 136 Pine Cone Drive, died
Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at UNC Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill. He was
a Granville County native, the son of the late John H. and Kate Floyd Oakes
and the widower of Marie Stovall Oakes.
He was an engineer with the Army Air Force in World War II. He was
a retired automobile dealer for Oldsmobile, Pontiac & GMC and owner
of Oakes Motor Co. He was a carrier for the Durham Morning Herald before
becoming an automobile dealer.
He was a member of Oxford Baptist Church, a city commissioner, a member
of Oxford Lodge No. 122 A.F. & A.M., a member of Oxford York Rite Bodies,
Sudan Temple of Shrine, New Bern and a member of the Franklinton Shrine
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Oxford Baptist
Church by Dr. J. Steven Bolton. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.
Surviving are one daughter, Jane Williams of Oxford; three grandchildren;
four sisters, Mary Delia Hunt of Oxford, Elizabeth Connely of Ohio, Mildred
O. White of Oxford and Ann Jenkins of Raleigh; and two brothers, Lynwood
Oakes of Burke, Va., Franklin Oakes of Oxford.
Visitation for the family will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at
Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home and other times at the home, 136
Pine Cone Drive in Oxford.
Arrangements are by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home of Oxford.
Ann K. Wood
HENDERSON -- Ann Kearson Wood, 70, of 1430 Jacksontown Road, Henderson,
died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, in Maria Parham Hospital. She was a Vance
County native and the daughter of Florence Breedlove Kearson of Henderson
and the late Melvin F. Kearson Sr.
She was a retired secretary with Greystone Concrete Products Inc. and
also worked as a mail clerk in the Middleburg Post Office. She was a member
of Middleburg Baptist Church, and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans
of Foreign Wars. She was a member and past matron of Chapter No. 108 of
the Order of the Eastern Star.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Middleburg Baptist
Church, conducted by the Rev. Eddie Nutt. Burial will follow in Middleburg
Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her husband, Luther E. Wood;
two daughters, Nannette W. Skaggs, and Terri Lee Wood, both of Lewisburg,
W.Va.; a son, Richard Dane Wood of Lewisburg, W.Va.; two sisters, Betty
K. Fleming of Manson and Pauline K. Waterfield of Virginia Beach, Va.;
two brothers, Lawrence L. Kearson of Marion and Melvin F. Kearson Jr. of
Orlando, Fla.; and one grandchild.
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.
Serving as active pallbearers will be Jonathan Aycock, Frank Fleming,
Johnny Fleming, Douglas Wayne Atkins, Lawrence Lee Kearson Jr., Maurice
Floyd, Toney Falkner, Wayne Aycock and Marvin Breedlove Jr.
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home of Henderson.