Miscellaneous Henderson County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Viola W. Boyd 
WARRENTON -- Viola Watson Boyd, 86, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at St. Peters Hospital in Albany, N.Y. She was the daughter of the late Wesley and Annie Watson.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Boyd’s Funeral Services Chapel in Warrenton.  
The body will be on view at Boyd’s Funeral Services until the hour of services. 
Arrangements are by Boyd’s Funeral Services of Warrenton. 
  

Eva S. Holtzman 

RIDGEWAY -- Eva Seaman Holtzman, 82, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at her residence. She was a Manson native and the daughter of the late John Jacob Seaman and Ruth D. Champion Seaman. She was the widow of Christian Fred Holtzman Sr. 
She was former postmaster in Ridgeway. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, where she was Sunday school teacher for 50 years, a member of the Warren County 4-H Leaders Association for 50 years, a member of Zion Cooperative Extension Club and State Crime Prevention for 50 years. She also was president of the Ridgeway Community Club and chairman of the Social Service Department of Warren County. She was a member of NAPUS, the National Association of Retired Postmasters, the board of the Ridgeway Fire Department, the Warren County Home and the Community Care Block Grant Advisory Committee.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church by the Rev. Hubert Rightmeyer. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 
Surviving are four sons, Christian Fred Holtzman Jr. of Santee, S.C., Reuben Glenn Holtzman Sr. of Ridgeway, George William Holtzman of Hinesville, Ga., and Caiborne Rufus Holtzman of Rocky Mount; two sisters, Natalie S. Mitchell of Henderson and Lena S. Bender of Ridgeway; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  
Pallbearers will be Bernard Holtzman, Carl Robert Bender, Richard Bender, Marshall Seaman, Lacy Fogleman, Bruce Jordan, Johnnie Brauer and Thomas Holtzman.  
Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or Friends of Hospice, P.O. Box 2596, Henderson, N.C. 27536.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Satur-day at Blaylock Funeral Home. 
Arrangements are by Blaylock Funeral Home of Warrenton. 
  

Sarah F. Newcomb 

HENDERSON -- Sarah Fowler Newcomb, 95, a lifelong resident of Henderson, died Thursday, February 8, 2001.  
Born April 22, 1905, in Burlington, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Henry Lee and Zebulon Lena Hinnant Fowler. She was the widow of William Theophilus Newcomb.  
Mrs. Newcomb was a homemaker and was a member of First United Methodist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother whose life will be remembered for her generosity to all.  
A graveside funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in Elmwood Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Charles Cook.  
Surviving are a daughter, Martha N. Darden of Lawrenceville, Georgia; a son, William A. Newcomb Sr. of Henderson; three grandsons, Dr. Bruce V. Darden II of Charlotte, N.C., George W. Darden of Avondale Estates, Georgia, and Dr. W. Andrew Newcomb Jr. of Henderson; and eight great-grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends Saturday immediately following the service at the cemetery.  
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 114 Church St., Henderson, N.C. 27536.  
Flowers Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.  

Letha J. Solomon 

WARRENTON -- Letha Jane Solomon, 80, of East Orange, N.J., formerly of Warrenton, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at the Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, N.J.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Coley Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Warrenton. The Rev. Carson F. Jones Jr., pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in the Mitchell Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery in Henderson.  
Surviving are two daughters, Carrie Massenburg of East Orange, N.J., and Gracie Crudup of Irvington, N.J.; two sons, Roger Lee Solomon of Warrenton and Lenzo Solomon Sr. of Nutley, N.J.; 12 grandchildren; and two sisters, Bonnie Champion and Katie Lee Kearney, both of Warrenton.  
Arrangements are by Boyd’s Funeral Services of Warrenton.  
  

Louise Ayscue Thompson 

WAKE FOREST -- Louise Ayscue Thompson, 83, of Louisburg Road died Thursday, February 8, 2001, at Raleigh Community Hospital.  
Mrs. Thompson was born in Franklin County, the daughter of the late Sarah Jane Hicks Ayscue and Warner Norfleet Ayscue. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis D. Thompson.  
Funeral services will be held 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon, February 10, 2001, from the Rolesville Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the New Bethel Baptist Church cemetery in Epsom.  
Surviving is a daughter, Martha T. Watkins, and her husband, Willie M., of Wake Forest; sons R. Bruce Thompson and his wife, Neta E., of Raleigh and Jackie E. and Donna Y. Thompson of Wake Forest; sisters Sarah A. Medlin of Wake Forest and Katherine A. Watkins of Raleigh; grandchildren Renee W. Dixon and her husband, Mitchell, R. Bruce Thompson II and his wife, Heather M., Michael D. Thompson and his wife, Molly B., Jennie T. Gupton and her husband, Eric, and Jackie “Jay” Thompson Jr. and his wife, Molly S.; great-grandchildren Courtney Dixon, Elly Thompson, Grace Battle Thompson and Tyler Gupton.  
Friends may visit with the family from 6-8:30 p.m. today at Bright Funeral Home, and all other times at the home of Jackie Thompson on Louisburg Road, Wake Forest.  
Flowers are accepted, or memorial contributions may be made to the Rolesville Baptist Church, Building for the Future Fund, P.O. Box 185, Rolesville, N.C. 27571.  
Arrangements by Bright Funeral Home & Cremation.

Annie Laura Norwood Ashworth 
OXFORD -- Annie Laura Norwood Ashworth, 84, a resident of 206 Holly Drive, died February 9th at her home.  
A native of Vance County, she was the widow of Charles David Ashworth and the daughter of the late Jacob R. and Annie Roberson Norwood. She was a member of the Oxford Baptist Church, graduated from Rex School of Nursing and was retired as a registered nurse from the Granville County Health Department.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Oxford Baptist Church by Dr. Steve Bolton. Burial will be in Meadowview Memorial Park.  
She is survived by two daughters, Gail A. Warren and husband James Michael of Oxford, Brenda A. Gardziel of Woodbridge, Va.; grandchildren Kathy W. Tucker and husband Stephen of Robersonville, Ashley W. Harrell and husband Lee of Oxford, Kimberly Gardziel and David Gardziel, both of Woodbridge, Va.; great-grandchildren Bailey and Olivia Harrell; a sister, Gallie N. Twisdale of Townsville; two brothers, Robert A. Norwood of Townsville and Stanley Norwood of Manson.  
Flowers accepted, or memorials may be made to Building Fund, Oxford Baptist Church, P.O. Box 398, Oxford, N.C. 27565, or to one’s favorite charity. Visitation 7-8:30 Saturday evening at the Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford and at other times at the home.  

Goldie I. Brogden 
CREEDMOOR -- Goldie Inscore Brogden, 81, of 1502 Munn Road died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, at Durham Regional Hospital. She was a Granville County native and the daughter of the late Samuel and Viola Brogden Inscore. She was the widow of Jim Brogden.  
She was a member of Olive Grove Baptist Church and was a homemaker. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Monday at Eakes Funeral Chapel in Creedmoor by the Rev. Robert Yates. Burial will be in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Durham.  
Surviving are two daughters, Dorothy M. Stephenson of Wilton and Joy Ann Teasley of Creedmoor; two sons, Jimmy I. Brogden and Aubrey Lee Brogden, both of Creedmoor; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.  
Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and other times at the home.  
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Creedmoor.  
  

Bettie D. Crudup 

HENDERSON -- Bettie Davis Crudup, 62, of 410 Chavasse Ave. died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, at her residence. She was a native of Lyman, S.C., and the daughter of the late William and Fannie Mae Louis Davis.  
She worked in the New York school system for many years.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Kittrell First Baptist Church by the Rev. James R. Fogg. Burial will follow in the Kittrell First Baptist Memorial Garden.  
Surviving are her husband, Fred Crudup; four children, Allen Crudup and Marie Crudup, both of New York, Reamone Crudup of North Carolina and Marcia Crudup of the home; two sisters, Shirley Handy of Amityville, N.Y., and Sallie Moore of Roosevelt, N.Y.; and seven grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends at the residence. The body will be on view at the funeral home starting Monday until taken to the church one hour before the service.  
Arrangements are by Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Services of Henderson. 
  

Elizabeth Palmer 

NORLINA -- Elizabeth Evelyn Wagner Palmer, 85, of 310 High St. died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, at Maria Parham Hospital in Henderson. She was a native of Alliston, Canada, and the daughter of the late Rev. Belford Northrup deFoe Wagner and Mary Lilian Ham Wagner. She was the widow of James Russell Palmer.  
She was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Warrenton, earned her bachelor of science in education from the University of Alabama, started her teaching career in 1937 and taught for 39 years until her health began to fail. Her teaching career started in Macon and ended in North Warren. Her favorite grade to teach was first grade. She was a former teacher of the year and member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Gamma Chi chapter, in Warren County.  
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Emmanuel Episcopal Church with the Rev. Marvin Aycock officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Warrenton.  
Surviving are two daughters, Danylou Hundley of Norlina and Evelyn Lee Rhodes of Charlotte; three stepdaughters, Alice Russell Fleming of Afton, Catherine Maxey of Miami and Panthea Nabors of Southside, Ala.; two sisters, Estelle Scott and Grace Jones, both of Warrenton; one brother, Belford Wagner of Lexington; 17 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Blaylock Funeral Home. 
Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, The Chapel of the Good Shepherd, All Saints Episcopal Church or the Warren Educational Fund.  
Arrangements are by Blaylock Funeral Home of Warrenton. 
  

Ruby Lee Tarkenton 

HENDERSON -- Ruby Lee Tarkenton, age 81, a resident of 130 Lakeview Drive, died February 10, 2001, in Britthaven Nursing Home. She was a native of Tyrrell County and was the daughter of the late Clyde and Amanda Jones Tarkenton of Gum Neck. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the WMU. 
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the First Baptist Church by the Rev. John Burton-Crutchfield. Burial will be in Sunset Gardens. 
She is survived by her husband, Henry Leroy Tarkenton; one daughter, Jean Finch, and husband Benny Finch of Henderson; a son, Jeffrey Tarkenton, and wife Susan of Arlington, Va.; four grandchildren, Beth Finch of Raleigh, N.C., Shelby Tarkenton, Amanda Tarkenton and William Tarkenton, all of Arlington, Va.; two nephews, the Rev. Ray Everton of Kenly, N.C., and Billy Everton of Columbia, N.C.; and a niece, Jane Walker of Columbia, S.C. She was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Parisher Everton, and a grandson, Benjamin Chadwick Tarkenton. 
The family will receive friends at the home. 
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the ABS/American Bible Society, 1816 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10023-7505, or to a charity of your choice. 
Arrangements are by J.M. White Funeral Home. 

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Joseph R. Thompson 

WARRENTON -- Joseph Ray “Joe” Thompson, 40, of the Bronx, N.Y., formerly of Durham, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, in the Bronx. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Wise. The Rev. Preston Williams, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are his wife, Charlene Montague Thompson of Ridgefield Park, N.J.; his mother, Nadine Thompson of Durham; two sisters, Bernice Thompson of Lake Charles, La., and Denice Thompson of Chapel Hill; and two brothers, Clarence W. Thompson of the Bronx and James Thompson of Chapel Hill. 
The family will receive relatives and friends from 7 to 8 tonight at Boyd’s Funeral Services Chapel in Warrenton.  
Arrangements are by Boyd’s Funeral Services of Warrenton. 
  

Dossie R. Wilson 

OXFORD -- Dossie Russell Wilson, 91, of 12938 N.C. Highway 39 North, Townsville, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at Oxford Manor Nursing Home. He was a Granville County native and the son of the late Luther and Molly Boyd Wilson. He was the widower of Ada Guerrant Wilson.  
He was a member of Stovall Baptist Church and was a retired construction worker.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Eakes Funeral Chapel in Oxford by the Rev. George Custer. Burial will be in Stovall Memorial Park.  
Surviving are two daughters, Virgie W. Cooke of Stovall and Barbara W. Hilliard of Middleburg; three sons, Walter Wilson of Blackstone, Va., Henry Wilson of Henderson and Amos Wilson of Bullock; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.  
Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford and other times at the home of Amos and Donna Wilson, 9150 Tilley Road, Bullock.  
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Oxford.


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