Miscellaneous Henderson County, North Carolina Obituaries

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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 Homes 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 Arthritis Foundation.  
Arrangements are by Bliley Funeral Home, Chippenham Chapel, Richmond, Va.

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 Shockley Freeman.  
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, N.C. 27565.  
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, Ga.  
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 1920s.  
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, N.C.  
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 home. 
Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Warrendale Cemetery in Norlina.  
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. 
  

Lizzie Ellington 

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 in Richmond. 
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 cemetery. 
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. 27544.  
  

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 Church.  
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 Memorial Gardens.  
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 Club. 
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 Cemetery.  
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.


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