Miscellaneous Henderson County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Joseph J. Casto 
HENDERSON — Joseph James Casto, age 74, a resident of 435 Deer Hollow Road in the Townsville Community, died Thursday night at his home.  He was a native of Atlantic County, N.J. and was the son of the late Lewis and Margarette Foster Casto. 
He was a retired hardwood floor installer, and was employed by M.R. Williams, Inc. for 19 years, and a member of the Central Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held tonight at 8 p.m. in the J.M. White Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Alan McAllister. 
He is survived by his wife, Helen Culver Casto, of the home; one daughter, Joyce Palasak, of Nashville, Tenn.; two sons, Joseph James Casto, Jr. of Epsom and Moe Casto of Townsville; one brother, Larry Casto of Mays Landing, N.J.; two sisters, Ella Westcott of  Pleasantville, N.J., and Joyce Stanton of Chattanooga, Tenn.; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends tonight from 6:30 p.m. until 7:45 p.m. at the J.M. White Funeral Home.  At other times they will be at the home. 
The family has requested that flowers be omitted and contributions made to Friends Of Hospice, P.O. Box 2596, Henderson, N.C.  27536. 
Arrangements are being handled by the J.M. White Funeral Home. 
  

Patricia H. Bullock 
CREEDMOOR — Patricia Hodnett Bullock, 60, of 2546 Hwy. No. 15, died Thursday, July 6, 2000, at her home. She was a Durham County native and the daughter of the late Lloyd and Mary Hackney Hodnett. She was medically retired.  
Surviving are her husband, William “Bill” Bullock; three sons, William W. Bullock III, Michael T. Bullock, both of Durham, and Edward “Ed” Bullock of Creedmoor; one brother, William “Bill” Hodnett of Durham; and two grandchildren.  
Private memorial services were conducted at Eakes Funeral Chapel in Creedmoor at 11 a.m. Saturday. 
  
  

Mary H. Durant 

HENDERSON — Mary Helen Durant, 93, of 70 North Barham Lane, died Sunday, July 2, 2000, at Britthaven Nursing Care.  
She was a Warren County native and the daughter of the late Susanna Davis.  
She joined Greenwood Baptist Church at an early age and then later joined United Solid Rock Faith Ministries where services will be held at 3 p.m. today by the Rev. Moore H. Bynum. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are one son, Walter Williams of Baltimore, Md.; one daughter, Ethel Holden of Baltimore, Md.; 15 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and 30 great-great-grandchildren.  
The family received friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Service, and at other times at the residence. 
The body will be on view at the church one hour before the services.  
Arrangements are by Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Service. 
  
  
William G. Wilson 

HENDERSON — William George Wilson, age 57, a resident of 974 Massenburg Road in the Epsom Community, died Friday night at Maria Parham Hospital. 
He was a native of Greenfield, Mass., and was the son of the late George E. and Sylvia Blinn Wilson. 
He was a veteran of the U. S. Army. He was medically retired as a chef. 
Mr. Wilson attended the South Henderson Pentecostal Holiness Church, and was a member of Loyal Order Of Moose Chapter 1412 in Henderson.  
He is survived by: three daughters, Alisa W. Gorman of Henderson, Maria W. Childers of Fort Meade, Md., and Ellen Burt of Brockton, Mass.; one son, Michael Wilson of Clarksville, Tenn.; two sisters, Georgia Coolidge and Laura Wilson, both of Plymouth, Mass.; four brothers, Lawrence Wilson of Clarksville, Tenn., Fred and Wilson, Richard Wilson, and George Wilson all of Massachusetts; and seven grandchildren.  
Arrangements will be announced later for a memorial service to be held at the Henderson Moose Lodge. 
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home. 

  
Dorothy D. Woodlief 
  
KITTRELL — Dorothy Dickerson Woodlief, age 80, a former resident of the Kittrell community, died Saturday morning in a local nursing home. 
She was a native of Vance County and was the daughter of the late Samuel Roy and Essie Brummitt Dickerson, and was the widow of Thomas U. Woodlief. 
She was retired from Burlington Industries. 
Mrs. Woodlief was a member of the Union Chapel United Methodist Church, but in later life attended New Hope Baptist Church, and was a member of the James B. White Chapter 199 Order Of The Eastern Star. 
Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the J.M. White Funeral Home Chapel, by the Rev. Don A.Vaughan. Burial will follow in the Union Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. 
She is survived by: three sisters, Marjorie D. Dixon and Christine D. Forsythe, both of Franklinton, and Mary Jane D. Capps of Raleigh; and one brother, Albert V. Dickerson of Kittrell. 
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at the J.M. White  Funeral Home. 
Serving as active pallbearers will be Dennis Dickerson, Mike Dickerson, Larry Dickerson, Nelson Dickerson, Shawn Capps, Wayne Dickerson, and Stephen Dickerson. 
Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the New Hope Baptist Church, P. O. Box 111, Kittrell, N.C. 27544.

Samuel J. Terry 
HENDERSON — Samuel James Terry, 39, of 95 Cedar Cove Road, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, of an accidental drowning in Granville County.  
He was an ordained minister. He was an employee of Whitco Exterminating Co.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at United Solid Rock Faith Ministries in Norlina by Bishop Sandy Burks. Burial will be in Oak Level Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.  
Surviving are a wife, Renee’ Evans Terry; two daughters, Sametria Hymon of Henderson and Serena Terry of the home; one infant son, Daniel Terry of the home; his parents, Elder James Terry and Minister Lottie Davis Terry of Henderson; six sisters, Sandy Dunston of Kittrell, Connie Terry of Dover, Del., Minister Arnetta Williams, Rosa Bullock, Veronica Thomas and Lottie Kersey, all of Henderson; and one brother, Frank Terry of Henderson.  
The family will receive friends at the residence of Elder and Mrs. James Terry, 933 Lehman St.  
The body be at Wright Funeral Home of Henderson, 222 Zeb Robinson Road, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.  

Lonnie E. Williams Sr. 

OXFORD — Lonnie Edward Williams Sr., died Friday, July 7, 2000, at Maria Parham Hospital.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Wright Funeral Home Chapel by Bishop Clinton Winston. Burial will follow in Cheatham Memorial Park.    
Surviving are one daughter, Christine Laurel Williams of White Plains, N.Y.; four sons, Lonnie E. Williams Jr., Lionel Elliott Williams of Boston, Mass., Lonnie Staley Williams of Paris, France, and DeLawrence Brooks of the home; one sister, Ernestine Williams of Oxford; and nine grandchildren.  
The family will receive visitors at the residence of Freddie Nichols, 306 New College St.  
The body will be at Wright Funeral Home from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today.  

Maurice L. Ragland 

OXFORD — Maurice L. Ragland, three years old, died Friday, July 7, 2000.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Matthew Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at Betts & Son Funeral Home in Oxford.  

Pattie Lynch 

WARRENTON — Pattie Lynch, 82, of Ridgeway, died Sunday, July 9, 2000, at Maria Parham Hospital in Henderson.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Hollister by the Rev. Thomas Richardson. Burial will follow in the Lynch Family Cemetery.  
Surviving are two daughters, Sadie Boyd of Norlina and Minnie Pearl Silver of Clinton, Md.; one son, Louis Lynch of Oklahoma City, Okla.; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mittie Alston of Whitakers, Geneva Richardson and Betty Mae Harrison, both of Hollister, and Mary Etta Hill of Philadelphia, Pa.; two brothers, James E. Lynch of Whitakers, and Rogers Lynch of Philadelphia, Pa.  
The body will be on view today at Boyd’s Funeral Services in Warrenton.  

Nicholas R. Pescara 

WARRENTON — Nicholas R. “Nick” Pescara, 79, died Friday, July 7, 2000, in East Palatka, Fla. He was the widower of Rosalie Brown Pescara. 
He was a World War II veteran and a correctional officer for The Florida Prison System.  
Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday at Shady Grove United Methodist Church in Inez by his grandson, Willie, and his son-in-law, Barry Pescara.  
Surviving are one son, Mitchell Pescara of Sanford, Fla.; one daughter, Cathy Seals of East Palatka, Fla.; and four grandchildren.  
Arrangements are by Blaylock Funeral Home of Warrenton. 

Delores M. Suitte 

MANSON — Delores M. Suitte, 53, of Manson, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at Maria Parham Hospital in Henderson.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at St. Delight Holy Church in Drewry. The Rev. Bobby Robertson of Eden will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are her husband, Robert Leo Suitte of Manson; two daughters, Sharon Suitte and LaShauna S. Richardson, both of Manson; two sons, Kelvin Suitte and Orlando Suitte, both of Raleigh; two grandchildren; and one sister, Elnora Henderson of Capitol Heights, Md. 
Arrangements are by R.H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton.  

Alan P. Stevens 

HENDERSON- Alan Paul Stevens, age 26, a resident of 5096 Vicksboro Road - Lot 9, died Saturday afternoon at his home.  He was a native of Oneida, New York and was the son of George A. and Rose Sasenbury Stevens of Boonville, New York.  He was employed as a mechanic at Advantage Ford Lincoln and Mercury. 
Funeral services will be held Today, July 11, 2000, at 11:00 A. M. in the J. M. White Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Allen Ayscue.  Burial will be in the Ava Cemetery in Ava, New York. 
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Stephanie Ayscue Stevens, of the home; one step-son, C. J. Harris and one step-daughter, Natalie Harris, both of the home; two sisters, Lisa McGregor of Gouverneur, New York and Connie Stevens of West Leyden, New York; one brother, David Stevens of Remsen, New York, his maternal grandmother, Mary Sasenbury, of Boonville, New York, his paternal grandmother, Ellen Stevens, of Canastota, New York, and his paternal grandfather, Leman Stevens, of Munnsville, New York.  
The family received  friends Monday night from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at the J. M. White Funeral Home.


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