Miscellaneous Henderson County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Thomas W. Frazier Jr. 
HENDERSON -- Thomas Worth “Bill” Frazier Jr., age 77, a resident of 1723 Lynne Avenue, passed away at his residence on Friday. He was native of Vance County and was the son of the late Thomas Worth Frazier Sr. and Vernice Watkins Frazier. 
He was a decorated World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, participating in first-wave invasions of the Marshall Islands, Saipan and Iwo Jima.  He was retired from General Telephone Company after spending 46 years in the telephone industry. 
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Men’s Bible Class, Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 2417, American Legion Post 60, Forty & Eight, Henderson Masonic Lodge 229 AF & AM. 
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church by the Rev. Charles M. Cook and Dr. Marion D. Lark. Burial will follow in the Union Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. 
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Rebecca Clayton Frazier; two sons, Thomas W. 
Frazier III and wife Pat, and Clayton Gill Frazier and wife Billie; one daughter, Reba Ann Frazier, all of Henderson; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Frazier, Matt Frazier, Gill Frazier and Tate Frazier; four sisters, Polly F. Hobgood and Peggy F. Pegram, both of Henderson, and Iris F. Southerland and Jane F. Kittrell, both of Louisburg; four brothers, Fred D. Frazier Jr. of Weldon, Dr. Richard E. Frazier of Roanoke Rapids, Eugene Frazier of Newport News, Virginia, and Kirby Frazier of Raleigh.  
The family will receive friends Saturday night from 7 until 8:30 at the J.M. White 
Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home of Tommy and Pat Frazier at 1812 Parker Lane. 
Serving as active pall bearers will be Terry Frazier, Jeff Frazier, Freddy Frazier, LaVern Dement, Frankie Hobgood, Randy Clayton, Larry Clayton, David Clayton, Donnie 
Southerland, Weldon Lloyd and Elbert Dement Jr. 
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be all members of the First United Methodist Church Men’s Bible Class, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion Forty & Eight, and the Henderson Masonic Lodge 229. 
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home.  

Winona P. Gardner 

OXFORD -- Winona Philpot Gardner, 95, of 105 W. Thorndale Drive died Thursday, March 8, 2001. She was the daughter of the late Thomas B. and Laura Hanes Philpot and the widow of Kelly Gardner.  
She was a former member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a former employee of Bedford County Hospital.  
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Rosebank Cemetery in Flat Creek, Tenn.  
Surviving are her daughter, June G. Saunders of Oxford; two brothers, Andrew N. and Thomas B. Philpot, both of Shelbyville, Tenn.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday at Gowen-Smith Funeral Home in Shelbyville.  
Arrangements are by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home of Oxford.  

Lyndsey R. Tant 

HENDERSON -- Lyndsey Rose Tant, 2-month-old daughter of Albert J. and Cynthia A. Tant of 388 S. Chavis Road, Kittrell, died Thursday, March 8, 2001, at her home.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Flowers Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Jeff Prewer. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens.  
Surviving, in addition to her parents, are two sisters, Krysten Tant and Brooke Roberson, both of the home; two brothers, Joshua Roberson and Jim Tant, both of the home; maternal grandparents Dennis and Pamela Abbott of Henderson; paternal grandparents Jimmy and Ruby Tant and Cathy Woodlief of Henderson; maternal great-grandparents Furman and Mae Abbott of Henderson; and paternal great-grandparents Pong Soon Finn and James and Christine Williams, all of Henderson. 
The family received friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home of Richard and Vickie Meador, 26 Friar Lane, Kittrell.  
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home of Henderson.

Emma A.H. Cheek 
HENDERSON -- Emma Alston Hayes Cheek, 89, of Guardian Care died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, in Maria Parham Hospital. She was a Warren County native and daughter of the late Robert and Lucy Alston.  
She was educated in Warren County public schools.  
Early in life, she joined the Jordan Chapel Baptist Church.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at Garnes Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Shirley Piercy. Interment will be in the Brookston Baptist Church Cemetery.  
Surviving are a daughter, Mary Hayes Hargrove of Henderson; four sons, Niece C. Cheek, Jessie J. Cheek and Charlie Cheek, all of Henderson, and Charles Cheek of the home; a brother, James Alston of Warrenton; 67 grandchildren; 143 great-grandchildren; and 50 great-great-grandchildren.  
The family will be at 434 Whitten Ave. The viewing will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today.  
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Service.  

Jimmy R. Grissom  

OXFORD -- Jimmy Ray Grissom, 60, of 5686 Cornwall Road died Friday, March 9, 2001, at Brantwood Nursing Center. He was a Granville County native and the son of the late Sam and Lizzie Beal Grissom.  
He was a member of Hebron Presbyterian Church and was medically retired.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Eakes Funeral Chapel in Oxford by the Rev. Bonnie Pettijohn. Burial will be in Meadowview Memorial Park.  
Surviving are two brothers, Bobby Grissom of Durham and Billy Grissom of Oxford.  
Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford and other times at the home of Billy and Linda Grissom, 5687 Cornwall Road, Oxford.  
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Oxford.  

Jessie M. Jones  

HENDERSON -- Jessie Mungo Jones, 87, of Guar-dian Care died Wednesday, March 7, 2001. She was the daughter of the late Telford and Lillie Jacobs Mungo.  
She was a native of Kershaw, S.C., and a life member of the Coley Springs Baptist Church, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Inter-ment will be in Sunset Gardens.  
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Service.  

Alma G.B. Short  

AXTELL -- Alma Genette Bumgarner Short, 77, of Rt. 2, Norlina, died Friday at Guardian Care in Henderson. Mrs. Short was an Alexander Co., N.C., native born August 25, 1923, to the late John Burnie Bumgarner and Hettie B. Bumgarner.  
Mrs. Short was a longtime member of Brown’s Baptist Church, where she was a Deaconess. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW. Mrs. Short was the widow of Samuel Bennett Short Sr.  
Revs. Buddy Johnson and Jack Edge will conduct funeral services 2 p.m. Monday at Blaylock Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Brown’s Baptist Church Cemetery.  
Surviving are three sons, Sammy B. Short Jr. of Chesapeake, Va., Tony R. Short of Roanoke Rapids, N.C, and Larry L. Short of Axtell, N.C.; two sisters, Mary Steed of Henderson, N.C., and Bonnie Price of Raleigh, N.C.; one brother, Paul Bumgarner of Axtell, N.C.; six grandchildren, Donnie Knight of Chesapeake, Va., Darlene Knight Kelly of Charleston, S.C., Todd Bennett Short of Atlanta, Ga., Anna Valentine Short of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., Kristin Gail Short of Axtell, N.C., and Adam Tucker of Roanoke Rapids, N.C.; three great-grandchildren, Evan, Zach and Erin.  
Pallbearers will be Bennie Dean Bumgarner, Larry G. Short, Marvin Overby, Elton Short, Allen Norwood and Wilton Short.  
Memorials may be made to Brown’s Baptist Church.  
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Blaylock Funeral Home. 
 

Dorothy White  

MARLTON, N.J. -- Dorothy White, 82, of Marlton died Monday, March 5, 2001, at 111 Carmel Ridge Road. She was a Vance County native and the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Townes White.  
The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Oak Level United Church of Christ by the Rev. Leon White. Interment will be in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are a daughter, Ernestine Huggins of Marlton; a brother, McKinley White of Baltimore; and a sister, Alberta Simmons of Columbia, Md.  
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Service.
 

Everlener Abrams  
STOVALL -- Everlener Abrams, 85, of 3148 Davis Chapel Road, died Friday, March 9, 2001, at Oxford Manor.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Davis Chapel Baptist Church by the Rev. Danny Wilder. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are three daughters, Moselle Ford and Ella Richardson, both of Oxford, and Josephine Buckner of Brooklyn, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.  
The family will receive visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Wright Funeral Home in Oxford.  
Arrangements are by Wright Funeral Home of Oxford.  
  

Horace G. Boyd  

HENDERSON -- Horace Grady Boyd, 94, formerly of 462 Boyd Lane, died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at Oxford Manor. He was a Vance County, the son of the late Early Robert and Mattie Lee Greenway Boyd and the widower of Clarice Grissom Boyd.  
He was a member of Harris Chapel United Methodist Church and a retired farmer.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Harris Chapel United Methodist Church by the Revs. Cam Ford, Eddie Nutt, Ann Sims and Neil Woodlief. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving is one sister, Mamie Lee Greene of Henderson.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home of Oxford and other times at the home of Carolyn Nutt, 2451 Hicksboro Road.  
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Harris Chapel United Methodist Church, 302 Forest Road, Oxford, N.C. 27565.  
Arrangements are by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home of Oxford.  
  

Willie Bullock Sr.  

OXFORD -- Willie Bullock Sr., 72, of 126 Granville St., died Saturday, March 10, 2001, at the Granville Medical Center. He was a Granville County native.  
He was a former employee of the J.F.D. Company.  
Memorial services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Betts & Son Chapel by the Rev. Donald Harris.  
Surviving are one daughter, Temekia Tharrington Allen of Atlanta, Ga.; two sons, Willie Bullock Jr. and Johnnie Bullock, both of Oxford; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  
Arrangements are by Betts & Son Funeral Home of Oxford. 
  

James A. Fuller 

HENDERSON -- James Arthur “Flintstone” Fuller, died Saturday, March 10, 2001, at Senior Citizens Nursing Home. He was a Franklin County native and the son of the late Josiah and Jona Fuller. 
He was educated in the Franklin County Public Schools and served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946. 
He was a faithful member of Mount Moriah AME Zion Church, where he served as a trustee and member of the Pastors Aide Club, Senior Choir, Spiritualettes and Missionary Circle. He also served as superintendent of the Sunday School for several years. He was under watch care at Ashley Grove Baptist Church where he was a member of the senior choir and the Consolidated All Male Choir.  
He was employed with the Hosiery Mill as a machinist and drove a taxi cab in the area for years after retiring.  
Surviving are his wife, Mary Wimbush Fuller; four children, Marilyn Fuller Jones of Long Island, N.Y., Audrey Collins of India, Priscilla Mason of Henrico and James Jamie Wimbush of Henderson; four grandchildren; three sisters, Odessa Harris of Landover, Md., Amelia Shaw of Baltimore, Md., and Martha A. Marrow of Henderson, Walter Fuller of Buffaloe, N.Y., and Marshall Alston of New Jersey.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Moriah AME Zion Church. The Rev. Melvin Ballard, pastor, officiated, assisted by the Rev. Wilson Battle. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at E.C. Terry’s Funeral Service and other times at 304 College St., Henderson.  
Floralbearers will be nieces. Pallbearers will be nephews.  
The body will be on view today at E.C. Terry’s Funeral Service from 2 p.m. until taken to the church on Wednesday.  
Arrangements are by E.C. Terry’s Funeral Service. 

George E. Keeton 

HENDERSON -- George Edmond Keeton, 87, formerly of Andrews Ave., Henderson, died Sunday, March 11, 2001, in a local nursing home. He was a native of Mecklenburg County, Va., and the son of the late George Washington and Fannie Bolton Keeton. He was the widow of Rosa Mae Woody Keeton.  
He was a retired employee of the Naval Shipyard in Newport News, Va. He was a lifelong member of Island Creek Baptist Church, and was a member of the N.G. Knott Sunday School Class.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Island Creek Baptist Church by the Rev. Johnson Gupton. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are two daughters, Diane K. Williams of Henderson and Ann K. Winn of Kittrell; two sons, L. Hartwell Keeton and Donald G. “Cotton” Keeton, both of Henderson; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  
The family received friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home of Jerry and Diane Williams, 112 Village Drive, Henderson, in the Cokesbury community.  
Grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers. The N.G. Knott Sunday School Class of Island Creek Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers.  
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.  
  

Catherine B. Satterwhite  

HENDERSON -- Catherine Ballard Satterwhite, 75, of 649 Adam St., died Saturday, March 10, 2001, at her residence. She was a native of Kings County, N.Y., and the daughter of the late Augustus and Henrietta Thomas Ballard.  
She served as a senior mother at New Life Church of God in Christ where funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday by Pastor Myron Henderson.  
Surviving are one daughter, Cornelia Debnam of the home; one son, John Otis Green of Henderson; two sisters, Henrietta Staley of Henderson and Alice Crews of Maryland; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends at the residence, 649 Adam St., and at the residence of Henrietta Staley, 101 Water St.  
The body will be on view today until taken to the church one hour before the service.  
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to New Life Church of God in Christ in memory of Catherine Satterwhite.  
Arrangements are by Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Service of Henderson.




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