Miscellaneous Henderson County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Harry B. House Sr. 
HENDERSON -- Harry Bruce House Sr., age 52, a resident of 124 Shadowbrook Drive in the Hunter’s Ridge subdivision, died Friday night, March 2, 2001, at his home. He was a native of Vance County and was the son of the late Clarence Benjamin and Ida Belle Clopton House. 
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam War, and he received a Purple Heart, a Bronze Star and a Commendation Medal. He was a retired refrigeration specialist at Kennametal Corp., where he had worked for 20 years.  
Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in the J.M. White Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Frank Sossamon. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens with military honors. 
He is survived by his wife, Pamela Stewart-House; two sons, Harry Bruce House Jr. and Kevin Harrison Ayscue, both of Henderson; one daughter, Dana Ayscue Macdonald of Tampa, Fla.; and three grandchildren.  
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. 
Serving as active pallbearers will be Sam Cooper, Larry Reavis, Lawrence Hilliard, Phillip Hight, Gary Overton and Randall Gupton. 
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home.  

Allie L. Overton Sr.  

HENDERSON -- Allie Lehman Overton, Sr., 88, formerly of Main Street, Kittrell, died Saturday, March 3, 2001, in a local nursing home.  
Born in Vance County, he was the son of the late Robert E. and Cora Dickerson Overton. He was the widower of Sallie Woodlief Overton and Olga Beasley Overton.  
Mr. Overton was owner of the former Overton’s Grocery in Kittrell, which he operated for some forty-five years. He was a member of Oak Ridge Baptist Church.  
Funeral services will be held today, at 4:30 p.m., at Flowers Funeral Chapel, conducted by Dr. Robert Culpepper. Burial will follow in the Woodlief Family Cemetery in Kittrell.  
Surviving are two daughters, Sally Ann O. Van Dyke and Mary Candis O. Moss, both of Kittrell; two stepdaughters, Jo Ann Hockett of Butner, N.C., and Charlotte Bowden of Angier, N.C.; four stepsons, Thomas Beasley of Cary, N.C., Clifton Beasley of Durham, and Albert Beasley and Danny Beasley, both of Butner, N.C.; four brothers, John H. Overton and Lewis E. Overton, both of Kittrell, Benjamin A. Overton of Raleigh, and Joseph A. Overton of Zebulon; six grandchildren, Linda M. Milton, Cheryl V. Chorba, Sandra V. Pernell, Crystal L. Overton, Pamela Jo Moss and Joseph Rives Moss Jr.; and seven grandchildren, Dana Pernell, Stephanie Pernell, Kristie Pernell, Jarrod Milton, Bobby V. Chorba, Kimberly Moss and Kaitlyn Moss.  
The family will receive friends, from 3:00 to 4:15 p.m., at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home of Alps and Sally Ann Van Dyke, 116 South William Street, Kittrell.  
Serving as active pallbearers will be Allen Hockaday Jr., Bruce Hockaday, Mike Overton, Nelson Overton, Joseph Rives Moss Jr., Edward Woodlief, Thurston Woodlief, Elton Woodlief and Clifton Beasley.  
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Oak Ridge Baptist Church, c/o Gene Fisher, 3750 U.S. 1 Hwy., Kittrell, N.C. 27544.  
Flowers Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.  

John H. Overton  

KITTRELL -- John Henry Overton, 90, died Monday, March 5, 2001, at Britthaven Nursing Home.  
He was a member of Oak Ridge Baptist Church and was a retired farmer and carpenter.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Ridge Baptist Church by the Rev. W.C. Barham. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Franklinton.  
Surviving are one foster daughter, Ida Barham of Wake Forest; three brothers, Abner Benjamin Overton of Raleigh, Lewis E. Overton of Kittrell and Joseph A. Overton of Zebulon; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  
Memorials may be made to Oak Ridge Baptist Church.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Sandling Funeral Home.  
Arrangements are by Sandling Funeral Home of Franklinton. 

Wilbert Bailey  
OXFORD -- Wilbert Bailey, 80, of 3023 Tar River Road, died Saturday, March 3, 2001, at the Duke Medical Center. He was the son of the late Johnny and Frances Vass Bailey.  
He was a member of the Greenfield Baptist Church.  
Surviving are four daughters, Annie R. Wortham, Annie M. Bailey, Barbara B. Cooper and Sherry E. Bailey, all of Creedmoor; three brothers, John W. Bailey, Charlie Bailey and Willie Bailey, all of Creedmoor; one sister, Etta Morton of Butner; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Greenfield Baptist Church by the Rev. Richard Jackson. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
The family will receive visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Betts & Son Funeral Home in Oxford.  
Arrangements are by Betts & Son Funeral Home Inc.  
  

Alfred J. Declue 

CREEDMOOR -- Alfred J. Declue, 38, of 351 Runyan Road, Grover, died Saturday, March 3, 2001, at his home. He was a Cumberland County native and the son of Odile Wolffer Declue and the late Stanley S. Declue.  
He was a member of Temple Baptist Church and was medically retired as a heavy duty machine operator.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Eakes Funeral Chapel in Creedmoor by the Rev. Don Brown. Burial will be in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery.  
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Teresa Hall Declue of the home; two daughters, Renee Allen of New Mexico and Christina Marie Declue of Shelby; three sisters, Lilly Tudor of Chattanooga, Tenn., Mary Jane Declue of Butner and Helen D. Baynes of Rougemont; three brothers, Jack Declue and Eddie Declue, both of Butner, and Tony Declue of Kittrell.  
Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Eakes Funeral Home of Creedmoor and other times at 2017 Gate #2 Road.  
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home Inc.  
  

John M. Johnson Jr. 

HENDERSON -- John Milton Johnson, Jr., age 75, a resident of 306 Harriett Street, died Monday morning in a local nursing home. 
He was a native of Vance County and was the son of the late John Milton Johnson, Sr. and Susan Myrick Johnson. He was a retired 25-year veteran of the U. S. Air Force, having served during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, attaining the rank of Master Sergeant. 
After his retirement from the military he worked for the city of Henderson as a foreman in the water department for 17 years. 
He was a member of the Second Baptist Church and the Baracca Sunday School Class, a member of the Henderson Masonic Lodge No. 229 AF&AM and a member of the Scottish Rite in Dallas, Texas.  
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Elmwood Cemetery, with full military honors, by the Rev. Frank Sossamon and the Rev. Grady Edwards.  
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Leonard Johnson, of the home; one stepdaughter, Patricia B. Adcock, of Henderson; four sons, John Karl Johnson of Henderson, and James C. Johnson, Arthur W. Johnson, and Fred W. Johnson all of Raleigh; three sisters, Florence J. Reavis of Portsmouth, Va., Myrtle J. Bowling of Norfolk, Va., and Dorothy J. Pennypacker of Virginia Beach, Va.; one brother, James Gilbert Johnson of Ventura, Calif.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 
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.  
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Second Baptist Church Building Fund, 603 Harriett Street, Henderson, N.C. 27536. 
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home. 
 

John Wayne Short 

HENDERSON -- John Wayne Short, age 60, a resident of 4840 Highway 39 South died Sunday in Maria Parham Hospital. 
He was a native of Warren County and was the son of the late William Henry Short and the late Mary Hicks Short Norris. He was a retired painting contractor, and a former member of the Living Clay Baptist Church. 
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the J.M. White Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Donnie Perkinson and the Rev. Ronnie Wilkerson. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens. 
He is survived by his wife, Edith Forsythe Short; one daughter, Mary S. Pendergrass of Henderson; one son, the Rev. Tim W. Short of Warrenton; three sisters, Issabelle S. Woolard of Louisburg, and Mary S. Peoples and Darlene S. Creech both of Henderson; and three grandchildren, Amanda M. Short, Krystle D. Pendergrass and Brittany A. Pendergrass. 
Serving as active pallbearers will be Robert Hunt, Tommy Blanks, Allan B. Lassiter, Wayne Vick, Mickey Hughes and Edmond Walker. 
The family received friends Monday night from 7 until 8:30 at the J.M. White Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home.  
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home. 
 

Julius W. Stainback 

HENDERSON -- Julius Wheeler “J.W.” Stainback, age 69, a resident of 744 Tollie Weldon Road, died Friday at his home. 
He was a native of Franklin County and was the son of the late Jack Franklin and Mary Elizabeth Goodson Stainback. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army, having served during the Korean War. He was a former member of the New Bethel Baptist Church and a member of the Midway Baptist Church in Plant City, Fla., and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. 
Funeral services will be held today at 11 a.m. in the J.M. White Funeral Home Chapel by President Keith Abbott. Burial will follow in the Liberty-Vance United Church Of Christ Cemetery. 
He is survived by one son, Anthony Keith Stainback of Lakeland, Fla.; one daughter, Julie Charlene Kennedy of Mulberry, Fla.; three sisters, Louise Fuller of Louisburg, Ruth Tharrington of Raleigh, and Shirley Pace of Henderson; one brother, Alton O. Stainback of Henderson; and seven granddaughters. 
The family received friends Monday night from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at the J.M. White Funeral Home. At other times they will be at his home. 
Serving as active pallbearers will be Kenneth Fuller, Mark Pace, Mack Pace, Jeff Pace, Joe Kennedy, and Charles Catlett. 
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be all members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. 
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home. 

Lucille P. Stainback 

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. -- Lucille Pulley Stainback, 73, of Midlothian, formerly of Henderson, died Sunday, March 4, 2001. She was the daughter of Delmus and Lucy Pulley and the widow of Clifton Price Stainback.  
Surviving are her children, Linda Stainback, Darlene Stainback, Robin Clark and James Stainback; and two grandchildren.  
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Dale Memorial Park. Flowers will be accepted at the cemetery.  
Arrangements are by K. L. Jordan Funeral Services of Richmond, Va. 

Kay J. Edwards 

HENDERSON -- Kay Johnson Edwards, 63, formerly of Henderson, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, in King. She was a Vance County native and the daughter of the late J.D. and Margie Brinkley Johnson.  
She was a retired cost accountant with Hanes Hosiery Corp. in Winston-Salem.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Flowers Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Frank Sossamon. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens.  
Surviving are a daughter, Deborah E. Rupp of Winston-Salem; a son, Robert L. Edwards Jr. of Badin; her stepmother, Ruby Tucker Johnson of Henderson; a sister, Frances J. Cooley of Charlottesville, Va.; and two brothers, Durwood “Dick” Johnson of Jupiter, Fla., and Tony Johnson of Henderson.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Flowers Funeral Home. At other times, they will be at the home of Ruby Johnson, 308 Parham Road, Henderson.  
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home of Henderson.  
 

Flora O. Mann  

OXFORD -- Flora Overton Mann, 84, died Monday, March 5, 2001, at E.E. Toney Rest Home in Oxford. She was a Granville County native and the daughter of the late Cam and Willie Royster Overton. She was the widow of Buck Mann.  
She worked for the Granville County tax office from 1936 to 1940 and was the register of deeds for Granville County from 1948 until she retired in 1992. She was also a clerk to the Granville County Commission for 30 years. She was a member of Providence Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher and a member of Lora Averett Circle.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Chapel by Dr. Randy Pittmann. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery in Oxford.  
Surviving is one sister, Louise O. Ford of Oxford. 
Flowers are accepted, or memorials may be made to Providence Baptist Church, 4603 Old Route 75, Oxford, N.C. 27565, or to Poplar Creek Baptist Church, Building Fund, 1371 Poplar Creek Road, Henderson, N.C. 27536.  
Visitation for the family will be held from 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home and other times at the home of Mrs. Dwight Ford, 403 E. Spring St., Oxford.  
Arrangements are by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home of Oxford.  
 

David Webster 

OXFORD -- David Webster, 85, of 406 Bullock St. died Monday, March 5, 2001, at his residence.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Wright Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Donnie Jones. Burial will be in Meadowview Memorial Park.  
Surviving are three daughters, Georgia Parker, Delphyne Thompson and Vivian Parker, all of Oxford; one sister, Velma Beck of Oxford; and five grandchildren.  
The family will receive visitors one hour before the funeral. The body will lie in state from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Wright Funeral Home in Oxford.  
Arrangements are by Wright Funeral Home of Oxford.




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