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Jancice N. Britt 
HENDERSON — Janice Kay Noling Britt, age 48, a resident of 2129 Francis Avenue, died Tuesday, July 4, 2000, at her home. 
She was a native of Vandalia, Ill., and was the daughter of the late William and Marie Holtcamp Noling. 
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the J.M. White Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. George Williams.  Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens. 
She is survived by her husband, Billy J. Grimsley, of the home; one daughter, Kathryn Moran, of Hackett, Arkansas; one son, David William Crone, of Kittrell; one sister, Vicki N. Buzzard, of Brownstown, Illinois, and two grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends Wednesday night from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at the J.M. White Funeral Home.  At other times they will be at the home at 2129 Francis Avenue. 
Arrangements are by the J. M. White Funeral Home. 
  

Virginia S. Holt 

OXFORD — Virginia Slaughter Holt, 72, of 107 Park Ave., died Thursday, June 29, 2000, at her home. She was a native of Wayne County, Mich., and the daughter of the late James Nathaniel and Isabelle Thornton Slaughter.  
She was of the Baptist faith and retired as a lab technician from Michigan State University.  
Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Eakes Funeral Chapel in Oxford by the Rev. Lemar Wheeler. She will be interred in Detroit at a later date.  
Surviving are two daughters, Kathryn Holt and Kristin Holt, both of Sebastopol, Calif.; and two sons, Ken Holt of LaGrange, Ky., and Keith Holt of Vicksburg, Mich. 
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Oxford. 
  
Maggie D. Blackwell 
OXFORD — Maggie Downey Blackwell, 101, of 9033 Robert Morgan Road, died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at Granville Medical Center.  
Arrangements will be announced later by Betts & Son Funeral Home. 
  

Roena K. Houston 

HENDERSON — Roena Kearney Houston, 71, of 704 Daniel St., died Saturday, July 1, 2000, in Brooklyn, N.Y. 
The family will be at the home.  
Arrangements will be announced later by Garnes Funeral Services Inc. 
  

Lena A. Jackson 

HENDERSON — Lena Ayscue Jackson, age 83, a former resident of 508 S. Cooper Drive, died Wednesday afternoon at Maria Parham Hospital.  Arrangements will be announced later by the J.M. White Funeral Home. 
  

Mary A. Jones 

OXFORD — Mary Alice Jones, 53, of 102 Gill St., died Tuesday, July 4, 2000, at her residence.  
She was a member of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wright Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Donnie Jones. Burial will be in Meadowview Memorial Park.  
Surviving are three daughters, Kemberly Jones, Robynette Jones and Marla W. Jones, all of Oxford; her mother, Wilhemina Overby Parham of Oxford; and eight grandchildren.  
The family will receive visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wright Funeral Home. 
  

Olivia W. Lee 

WARRENTON — Olivia Williams Lee, 91, of New York, formerly of Warren County, died Friday, June 30, 2000, at Beth Israel North Hospital in New York City.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Baptist Church. The Rev. Fred Thorpe will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are one daughter, Virginia Young of New York City; six grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren. 
The body will be on view today at Boyd’s Funeral Service until taken to the church one hour before the service.  
Arrangements are by Boyd’s Funeral Service of Warrenton. 
  

Tommy L. Oakley 

OXFORD — Tommy Lee Oakley, 49, of 5205 Antioch Road, died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at his residence.  
Arrangements are by Wright Funeral Home. 
  

Annie J. Perry 

FRANKLINTON — Annie Jeffreys Perry, 92, formerly of Hwy. 56, Franklinton, died Monday, July 3, 2000, in Franklin Regional Medical Center in Louisburg. She was a Franklin County native and the daughter of the late Johnnie and Gertrude Horton Jeffreys. She was the widow of Charlie K. Perry Sr.  
She was a member of Union View Baptist Church.  
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Fairview Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Bill Nelson.  
Surviving are three daughters, Margaret P. Evans of Ocala, Fla., Sue P. Tant of Franklinton and Deanor P. Pearce of Henderson; two sons, Charlie K. Perry Jr. of Norlina and David L. Perry of Henderson; a sister, Bertha J. Creech of Zebulon; 21 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends at the cemetery immediately following the service.  
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home. 
  

Lucy C. Royster 

OXFORD — Lucy Cooper Royster, 54, of 108 Leak St., died Tuesday, July 4, 2000, at her residence.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Wright Funeral Chapel by the Rev. J.D. Ray. Entombment will be in Meadowview Memorial Park.  
Surviving are two sons, Eric Barry Cooper of Bloomington, Ill., and Kenneth M. Royster of Henderson; her mother, Sebeirta Cooper of Oxford; four sisters, Lizzie Buie of Durham, Eula Greenwood of Butner, Emma Thornton and Bexie Magalean Cooper, both of Oxford; and six grandchildren.  
The family will receive visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Wright Funeral Home. 
  

Christine E. Schwab 

CLINTON —  for Christine Elizabeth Schwab, 89, of Clinton, died Friday, June 30, 2000, at United Methodist Health Care Center in Clinton. She was a native of Lincoln, Neb., and the daughter of George and Margrete Brehm. She was the widow of Ralph E. Schwab. 
In the 1913, the family moved to Oklahoma, settling southwest of Weatherford. In the mid 1930’s, she moved to Clinton. In June of 1944, she married Ralph E. Schwab in Clinton. She worked as a housekeeper and grocery clerk for many years. She attended First United Methodist Church, where she was a member for 60 years.  
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Larry King officiating. Burial was in the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau Funeral Home. 
Surviving are her son, Paul A. Schwab of Clinton; three sisters, Ruby Mattera of San Pedro, Calif., Norman Jean Brehm and Betty Stevenson, both of Henderson; two brothers, Leonard Brehm of Sand Springs, Okla., Sam Brehm of Okmulgee, Okla.; and one grandson.  
Arrangements are by Kiesau Funeral Home of Clinton, Okla. 
  

Larry Sowell 

OXFORD — Larry Sowell, 90, of Oxford Manor Nursing Center, died Friday, June 30, 2000.  
Surviving are one son, James Sowell of Norristown, Pa.; three daughters, Ethelean Legrande of Philadelphia, Pa., Polly Berry of Norristown, Pa., and Jacqueline Sowell of Jeffersonville, Pa.; and one sister, Eva Mae Barber of Charlotte. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 12 p.m. Sunday at Betts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Herman Royster officiating.  
Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  
Arrangements are by Betts & Son Funeral Home. 
  

 Anna R. Taylor 

OXFORD — Anna Royster Taylor, formerly of Oxford, died at the Virginia Medical Center in Newport News, Va. 
She was the daughter of the late William Johnson and Jannie Maynor Johnson.  
Surviving is one sister, Margaret Downey of Oxford.  
Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday at Zion Baptist Church in Newport News, Va.  
Local announcement is by Betts & Son Funeral Home.

Delois Cousin 
MIDDLEBURG — Delois “Tootsie” Cousin, 49, of Middleburg, died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at the U.N.C. Hospital in Chapel Hill. She was a Warren County native and the daughter of the late Jake and Dorothy Moss Seward.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Manson Baptist Church by the Revs. C. Davis and William Brodie. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are her husband, Gustavis Cousin Jr. of the home; one daughter, Stephanie Wyche-Williams of Manson; one son, James Seward of Norfolk, Va.; two sisters, Doris Yarborough and Hattie Miles of Henderson; four brothers, Jake Seward, Milton Seward, William Seward and Raymond Seward, all of Henderson; and six 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. 
  

Beulah C. Duke 

WILMINGTON — Beulah Crocker Duke, age 89, a resident of Wilmington, N.C., and a former resident of Henderson, died May 1, 2000 in Wilmington.  She was a native of Vance Co. and was the daughter of the late Jimmy and Flora Crocker,  a homemaker, and the  widow of Donald "Duke" Duke. 
A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 9, 2000 at 2 p.m. in the J.M. White Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Frank Sossamon. 
She is survived by one daughter, Ann Duke Perdue of Wilmington; one son, D. A. Duke, Jr. of Abilene, Texas; one brother, Grover Crocker of Henderson; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends Sunday, July 9, 2000, from 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at the J.M. White Funeral Home. 
Arrangements are being handled by the J.M. White Funeral Home. 
  

Roena K. Houston 

HENDERSON — Roena Kearney Houston, 71, of 704 Daniel St., died Saturday, July 1, 2000, in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was a Franklin County native and the daughter of the late Otha E. Kearney and Roena Ward Kearney. She was the widow of Charles Houston.  
She was educated in the Franklin County Public Schools and was employed with King County Hospital from which she retired in 1992. She was a member of Mitchell Missionary Baptist Church.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Garnes Funeral Chapel by the Revs. S.E. Blalock, Jimmie L. Johnson and Melvin H. Marrow. Burial will follow in the Mitchell Baptist Church cemetery. 
Surviving are a son, Joshua James Kearney of Hampton, Va.; one granddaughter; three brothers, Otha Kearney Jr. of St. Louis, Mo., Robert L. Kearney of Philadelphia,  Pa., and John W. Kearney of East Orange, N.J.; four sisters, Fannie M. Marrow of Henderson, Magnolia L. Kearney of Henderson, Velma K. Foster of Kittrell and Ethelene Kearney of Chicago, Ill.  
The family will receive friends at the home.  
Pallbearers will be Norman Alston, Toussant Alston, Lawrence Foster, Milton Glasco, Shawn Kearney, Morriston Marrow, Stanley Slade and Stanley Williams.  
Floralbearers will be Evelyn Alston, Niki Alston, Bessie Hargrove, Doris Slade, Sandra Slade and Deborah Thurman.  
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services Inc. 
  

Lena A. Jackson 

HENDERSON — Lena Ayscue Jackson, age 83, a former resident of 508 S. Cooper Drive, died Wednesday afternoon at Maria Parham Hospital.  She was a native of Vance County and was the daughter of the late Omega and Madolia Hughes Ayscue, and widow of Hubert Thomas Mulllins and Marvin Luther Jackson.  She was a member of the South Henderson Church Of God. 
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 8, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the J.M. White Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Rodney Inscoe.  Burial will follow in the Liberty-Vance United Church Of Christ Cemetery at Epsom. 
She is survived by two daughters, Esther M. Moss and Judy M. Robertson both of Henderson; one step-son, Luther Jackson of Durham; five grandchildren, Robin M. Brezinski, Jeffrey Scott Moss, Edwin Noel Robertson Jr., Angela Robertson, and Dannette Robertson Parrish; one step-grandchild, Kent Jackson; and five great grandchildren, Jason Brezinski, Nicholas Brezinski, Brittany Parrish, Logan Loyd, and Allen Moore. 
The family will receive friends Friday night from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at the J.M. White Funeral Home.  At other times they will be at the home of Allen and Esther Moss at 84 Wintergreen Road at Carolina Pines. 
Serving as active pall bearers will be James Nelson Roberson, Jack Faucette, Bruce Edwards, Billy Ayscue, Alvin Johnson Jr., and C.W. West. 
Arrangements are being handled by the J. M. White Funeral Home. 

Mary Mayo 

RIDGEWAY — Mary Mayo, of Ridgeway, died Monday, July 3, 2000, at home.  
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Whites Grove Christian Church in Norlina. The Rev. John Pugh, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are one son, James E. Mayo of the home; two daughters, Emma M. Ramey of Philadelphia, Pa., and Rebecca M. Davis of the home; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.  
Arrangements are by R.H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton. 
  

Tommy L. Overby 

OXFORD — Tommy Lee Overby, 49, of 5205 Antioch Road, died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at his residence.  
He was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Wright Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Adolphus Smith. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Baptist Church cemetery.  
Surviving are his wife, Mary Thornton Overby; one son, Timothy Dwaine Thornton of thehome; one daughter, Tomecia Liane Overby of Henderson; four brothers, Willie Overby of Oxford, Elvie Overby of Maplewood, N.J., Chester Cooper of East Orange, N.J.,  and Johnnie Cooper of Irvington, N.J.; six sisters, Emma Jean Overby and Janie Overby, both of Oxford, Tina Green of Butner and Erceline Cozart, both of Butner, Blondie Satterwhite of Creedmoor and Ivey Hall of Newark, N.J.; and one grandchild.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Wright Funeral Home. 
  

Stephanie R. Russell 

CREEDMOOR — Stephanie Renee Russell, 5, of 1568 Crooked Branch Road, died in an auto accident on Wednesday, July 5, 2000. 
She was a Durham County native and the daughter of Victor G. Russell Jr. and Nancy Hissem Russell.  
A member of Covenant Baptist Church in Gainsville, Fla.  
Memorial services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday at Creedmoor United Methodist Church by Dr. Everett France.  
Surviving, in addition to her parents, are three sisters, Laci Russell, Chelsea Russell and Natalie Russell, all of the home; maternal grandparents, Clifford Dale and Mary Ellen Hissem of Alachua, Fla.; paternal grandparents, Ann Brantley Russell and the late Victor G. Russell Sr.  
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Masonic Home for Children, 600 College St., Oxford, N.C. 27565 or to one’s favorite charity.  
Visitation will be from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Creedmoor United Methodist Church prior to the funeral service.  
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home.


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