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Anne G. Ayscue 
HENDERSON -- Anne Gordon Ayscue, 71, of 1298 Tollie Weldon Road, Henderson, in the Epsom Community, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at her home.  
A native of Vance County, she was the daughter of the late Warner and Nannie Collins Gordon. She was the widow of Thurston Norfleet Ayscue.  
Mrs. Ayscue was a homemaker. She taught ceramics at Vance Granville Community College, and most recently at the former Anne’s Ceramics. After retirement, she served as a teacher’s aide with the Franklin-Vance-Warren Head Start program. She was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.  
Funeral services will he held Saturday at 11 a.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church, conducted by Pastor Jim Curtis. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are two sons, Stan L. Ayscue of Henderson and Robin N. Ayscue and wife Tammy of Oxford; two sisters, Margaret G. Woodlief and Elizabeth W. Ayscue, both of Henderson; and one grandchild, Addison Leanna Ayscue.  
The family will receive friends today, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home.  
Serving as active pallbearers will be Andy Oakley, Randy Kearney, Wayne Ayscue, Gary Ayscue, Pete Overton, Mike Hunike, Bill Faircloth and Scott Ayscue.  
Flowers Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.  

Menville D. Davis 

HENDERSON -- Menville D. Davis, 85, of 1450 Raleigh Road, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at Maria Parham Hospital. She was a Warren County native and the daughter of the late John and Dealia Davis.  
She was the widow of Solomon Davis.  
She was a member of Manson Baptist Church, where funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday by the Rev. Davis. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are five sons, James Davis of Richmond, Va., Joe L. Davis and William Davis of Coram, N.Y., Solomon Davis of Norlina and Herman Davis of Henderson; five daughters, Dorthy Daley of Bellport, N.Y., Betty Harris of Norfolk, Va., Martha Williams of Manson, Menville Henderson of Norlina and Geneva Williams of the home; one brother, Willie Davis of Warrenton; four sisters, Beatrice Bell of Norfolk, Mary Baskett and French Schreven of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Ruth Henderson of Edenton; 35 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Garnes Funeral Chapel and all other times at 1215 Gunclub Road, Henderson.  
Pallbearers will be sons and grandsons. Floral bearers will be granddaughters and friends.  
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services. 
  

Robert H. Harris 

HENDERSON -- Robert Henry Harris, age 63, a resident of 2735 Horseshoe Bend Road, died Wednesday. He was a native of Vance County and was the son of the late Jessie W. and Lillie Wilkins Harris. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a retired Insurance Salesman from Durham Life Insurance Company and Western-Southern Life Insurance Co. He was a Member of the Amran Temple, Henderson York Rite Bodies, and the Henderson Masonic Lodge No. 229 AF & AM, of which he was a past Master of Lodge. 
He was a member of Peace’s Chapel Baptist Church, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. John Yount and the Rev. Tony Futtrell. Burial will 
follow in the church cemetery with Masonic Graveside Rites.  
He is survived by four sisters, Annie Belle H. Howard of Chesapeake, Virginia, Betha H. Crews, Linville H. Keeton and Lucy Mae Harris, all of Henderson; three brothers, Calvin Harris and J. B. Harris, both of Oxford, Joseph Harris and Hardie Harris, both of Henderson; and his beloved friend Lillie Boone of Henderson. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Helen Stanton, and five brothers, John Edward Harris, Perry Thomas Harris, Bennie L. Harris, George F. Harris and William L. Harris. 
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 Linville and C.T. Keeton at 530 Pine Ridge Road. 
Flowers will be accepted, or memorial contributions may be made to the Masonic Home for Children at Oxford, 600 College Street, Oxford, N.C. 27565, or  Peace’s Chapel Baptist Church, c/o 4572 Antioch Road, Oxford, N.C. 27565. 
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home.  

Robert ‘R.G.’ Lassiter 

NORLINA -- Robert “R.G.” Lassiter, 64, of the Oine community, Norlina, died Sunday, March 18, 2001, at the Warren Hills Nursing Facility in Warrenton. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Chapel Hill Baptist Church in the Oine community by the Rev. Rosa Paschall. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are one daughter, Peggy Grooms of Warrenton; one son, Daniel Lassiter of East Orange, N.J.; five grandchildren; one sister, Juanita Branch of Wise; and two brothers, Charles Edwards and William Lassiter, both of Norlina. 
The body will be on view today at Boyd’s Funeral Ser-vices Chapel until taken to the church one hour before the services.  
Arrangements are by Boyd’s Funeral Services of Warrenton.  
  

Bertha S. Oldham 

HENDERSON -- Bertha Strum Oldham, age 80, died Thursday, March 22, 2001, at Maria Parham Hospital.  
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 Howard and Gloria Jean Adcock at 961 Carey Chapel Road.  
Funeral arrangements will be announced Saturday by the J.M. White Funeral Home. 
  

Lottie S. Weldon 

HENDERSON -- Lottie Smith Weldon, 94, of 8678 N.C. 39 Hwy. S., Henderson, N.C., in the Epsom Community, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, in Maria Parham Hospital.  
A native of Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late James Blair and Dora Coley Smith. She was the widow of James Dewey Weldon.  
Mrs. Weldon was a homemaker. She was a member of Liberty Vance United Church of Christ and the Henderson Civitan Club. 
Funeral services will be held today, at 11 a.m., in Flowers Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Rev. John R. Yevak. Burial will follow in Liberty Vance United Church of Christ Cemetery.  
Surviving are two daughters, Ann W. Mayo of Mount Olive, N.C., and Jean W. Ayscue of Henderson; a sister, Ethel S. Harutun of Palm Springs, California; a brother, Edward B. Smith of Waco, Texas; nine grandchildren, Steve Southerland of Bracey, Va., Theresa S. Daves of Ellenwood, Ga., James H. Mayo Jr. of Mount Olive, N.C., Ann M. Gregory of Goldsboro, N.C., Nancy M. West of Dudley, N.C., Joyce M. Beavers of Seven Springs, N.C., Garland R. Ayscue Jr. of Henderson, Jean A. Sturgill of Mebane, N.C., and James R. Ayscue of Fuquay-Varina, N.C.; 10 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and four step-great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson, William D. Mayo.  
The family received friends Thursday evening, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home of Jean Ayscue, 42 Wintergreen Road, Henderson.  
Members of the Henderson Civitan Club will serve as active pallbearers.  
Flowers are accepted, or memorials may be made to Liberty Vance United Church of Christ, Cemetery Fund, 7818 N.C. Hwy. 39 S., Henderson, N.C. 27536. 
Flowers Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.  

Jackie R. Williams 

DURHAM -- Jackie R. Williams, 44, of 870 Estes St. died Monday, March 19, 2001, at Durham Regional Hospital. He was a Granville native.  
Surviving is one brother, Nathaniel Williams of Durham.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Betts & Son Chapel by the Rev. Ralph Mangum. Burial will follow in the Williams-Turner family cemetery in Rougemont.  
The family will receive friends one hour before the funeral.  
Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at Betts & Son Funeral Home in Oxford.  
Arrangements are by Betts & Son Funeral Home.
 

Frances B. Crews  
CREEDMOOR -- Frances Bullock Crews, 87, of 3000 Highway 15 in the Hester community died Friday, March 23, 2001, at Durham Regional Hospital. She was a Granville County native and the daughter of the late Hal and Kate Fleming Bullock. She was the widow of David Reid Crews.  
She was a member of Bullock United Methodist Church and a homemaker.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Eakes Funeral Chapel in Creedmoor by the Rev. Grace Deal. Burial will be in Creedmoor Cemetery.  
Surviving are two daughters, June C. Cross of Creedmoor and Carolyn C. Stovall of Stovall; a son, Richard Crews of Creedmoor; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Bullock United Methodist Church, c/o June Cross, 701 Forrest Lane, Creedmoor, N.C. 27522.  
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.  
  

Ella E. Hargrove 

HENDERSON -- Ella Evans Hargrove, 71, of 917 Water St. died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at Maria Parham Hospital. She was a Vance County native and the daughter of the late Rev. Clarence Evans and Nancy Bullock Evans. She was the widow of Waverly Branch Hargrove. 
She worked many years at Harriet & Henderson Yarns before retirement. 
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Morning Star Holy Church by the Rev. Shirley Piercy. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are four daughters, Barbara Hargrove, Burnetta Cheatham of the home, Beverly Peace and Mary Ann Hargrove of Henderson; three sons, Frederick Hargrove, Waverly Hargrove Jr., both of the home, and Elvis Lewis Hargrove of Jersey City, N.J.; two sisters, Louvenia Wimbush and Sadie Milligan, both of Henderson; three brothers, James Evans of Roselle, N.J., Clarence Evans Jr. of Linden, N.J., and Earl Hawkins of Townsville; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends at the residence.  
Arrangements are by Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Services of Henderson.  
  

David Lee Hope 

HENDERSON -- David Lee Hope, 72, of 615 Parham Road, Henderson, died Friday, March 23, 2001, in Duke University Medical Center in Durham.  
A Vance County native, he was the son of the late Tommy and Annie Bell Ivey Hope.  
Mr. Hope was the retired owner and operator of the former Hope’s Steakhouse and Restaurant, and Hope’s Grill. After retirement, he delivered papers for The Daily Dispatch. He was a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church and the Henderson Masonic Lodge #229 A.F. & A.M.  
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Flowers Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Rev. John Yount and the Rev. Michael Rocheleau. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens.  
Surviving are his wife, Mavis Hayes Hope; two daughters, Tracy H. Atkinson and Tommie Leigh H. Ayscue, both of Henderson; a sister, Maria H . Wynne of Henderson; four grandchildren, B.J. Ayscue, Jessica Ayscue, Will Atkinson and Lauren Atkinson; and his beloved dog, Scooter.  
The family will receive friends this evening, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home.  
Serving as active pallbearers will be J.C. Harton, Sam Atkinson, Donnie Hogge, Charles Fletcher, Harry Collins, Ted Bowen, Walter Ed Hight, Donnie King and Willie Journigan.  
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 3000 Industrial Drive, Raleigh, N.C. 27609.  
Flowers Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.




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