Miscellaneous Henderson County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Graham B. Clark 
OXFORD -- Graham B. Clark, 58, of Newark, Del., died Friday, March 23, 2001, at his home. He was the son of Annie Mae Currin Clark of Oxford and the late Hammie B. Clark. 
He was a supervisor for the Wells Fargo Guard Service. He was a U.S. Army veteran who had been stationed in England, a retired U.S. deputy marshal, and an avid and active supporter of the Glasgow High School football team.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oxford Baptist Church in Oxford by the Rev. J. Steven Bolton. Interment will be at Nelson Baptist Church Cemetery in Nelson, Va. 
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife of 30 years, Angela T. Clark, and two sons, Vincent M. Clark and Francis A. Clark, both of Newark. 
Friends may call Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place in Newark, from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.  
 The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home in Oxford.  
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oxford Baptist Church, P.O. Box 398, Oxford, N.C. 27565 or to Nelson Baptist Church, 1837 Nelson Church Road, Nelson, Va. 24580. 
Arrangements are by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home of Oxford.
  

Bertha S. Oldham 

HENDERSON -- Bertha Strum Oldham, 80, died Thursday, March 24, 2001, at Maria Parham Hospital. She was a native of Mecklenburg County, Va., and was the daughter of the late Fredrick Dodson and Katherine Ramsey Strum. She was a member of the Gospel Baptist Church. 
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the J.M. White Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert Greene Jr. and the Rev. Sidney Twisdale. Burial will follow in the Gillburg United Methodist Church Cemetery. 
She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Warren Oldham; three daughters, Gloria Jean O. Adcock of Henderson, Joyce O. Fleming of Knightdale and Kathy O. Matthews of Raleigh; four sisters, Norma S. Baker, Thelma S. Hedgepeth, Myrtle S. Hicks and Rose S. Paschall, all of Henderson; two brothers, Raymond Strum and Coen Strum, both of Henderson; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  
Serving as active pallbearers will be Daniel Ayscue, David Ayscue, Jeff Baird, Glenn Strum, Starr Faulkner and Woody Kerley.  
The family received friends Saturday night from 7 until 8:30 at the J.M. White Funeral Home. At other times they have been at the home of Howard and Gloria Jean Adcock, 961 Carey Chapel Road. 
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home.  
  

Robert G. Poythress 

BUFFALO JUNCTION, Va. -- Robert Glenn Poythress, 93, died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at Henrico Doctors Hospital in Richmond. He was a Franklin County native and the widower of Edna Royster Poythress. 
He was a member of Buffalo Baptist Church. He worked at Burlington Industries and was a tobacco farmer before retirement. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Buffalo Baptist Church by the Rev. Malvin Tuck. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are his daughter, Carolyn P. Pittard of Oxford; a son, James Robert Poythress of Port Republic; three sisters, Maxine Hamm, Mavis Neal and Louise Adcock; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home in Clarksville.  
Arrangements are by Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home of Clarksville.
  

Daphine L. Short 

HENDERSON -- Daphine Lassiter Short, 68, a resident of 1847 Clearview Drive, died Saturday morning, March 24, 2001, at her home. She was a native of Vance County and was the daughter of the late Robert and Erma King Lassiter. 
She was a homemaker and widow of Benjamin “Bennie” Short. She was a member of the South Henderson Pentecostal Holiness Church, where funeral services will be held Monday at 3 p.m. by the Rev. Frank Sossamon. Burial will follow in the Rock Spring Baptist Church Cemetery in Townsville. 
She is survived by her mother, Mozella Lassiter of Henderson; three sisters, Ann L. Grissom of Kittrell, Bessie Conner of Sarasota, Fla., and Shirley Pendley of Raleigh; one stepsister, Gail A. West of Kittrell; three brothers, William L. Lassiter of Roanoke, Va., Kenneth Lassiter of High Point and William D. Lassiter of Winston-Salem.  
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at the J.M. White Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home of Pamela Wiggins at 502 Hickory St. 
Serving as active pallbearers will be Bruce Harp, Ronnie Lassiter, Joe Johnson, Denny Ray Peoples, Edmond Walker, Grover Stegall, John Vance Short and Odell Pendley. 
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home.
 

Lafayette Miles Sr.  

HENDERSON -- Lafayette Miles Sr., 66, of 402 Carolina Ave., died Friday, March 23, 2001, at Maria Parham Hospital. He was the son of the late Peter and Emma Brandon Miles.  
He was educated in the Vance County School System. He was a retired load operator for W.T. Wooten Construction Company, where he worked for over thirty years.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wright Funeral Chapel  by Pastor John Miles Jr. Burial will be in Ilong Baptist Church Cemetery.  
Surviving are his wife, Cora Glover Miles; six daughters, Shirley Shaw of Greensboro, Delois Blacknell of Kittrell, Barbara Miles of Norlina, Barbara Wilkerson of Oxford, Karen Waverly and Shelia Miles, both of Henderson; four sons, Lafayette Miles Jr. of Oxford, Larry Miles of Durham, Norman Miles and Vernon Miles, both of Henderson; three sisters, Myrtle Terry, Roann Venable and Louise Hargrove, all of Henderson; one foster son, Milton Macon of Henderson; two brothers, E.C. Brandon of Oxford and Thurston Miles of Henderson; 26 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.  
The family will receive visitors at the residence. The body will lie in state from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Wright Funeral Home in Henderson.  
Arrangements are by Wright Funeral Home of Henderson. 
  

Benjamin H. Pridgen 

HENDERSON -- Benjamin Hughes “Butch” Pridgen, 54, of 880 Coble Boulevard, Henderson, died Sunday, March 25, 2001 in Maria Parham Hospital.  
A native of Vance County, he was the son of the late Benjamin Murray and Jessie Hughes Pridgen. 
Mr. Pridgen was retired after thirty years with the North Carolina Department of Transportation. He was a member of City Road United Methodist Church, where he served on numerous church committees.  
Funeral services will be held today, at 11 a.m., at City Road United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Danielle Kirkland. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens.  
Surviving, are his wife, Marilyn Ayscue Pridgen; a brother, Mike Pridgen, and wife, Cher, of Wilmington, N.C.; a niece, Drew Pridgen, of Wilmington, N.C.; a nephew, Will Pridgen, of Wilmington, N.C.; two step-sons, Allan Daniel, and wife, Cindy, of Oxford; and Brian Daniel, and wife, Renee, of Henderson; and a step-grandson, Whitt Daniel, of Henderson.  
The family received friends Monday evening, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they are at the home of Paul Nowell, 105 Ranes Drive, Henderson.  
Serving as active pallbearers will be Ray Clopton, Howard Hughes, Herbert Forsythe, Henry Bryan, Max Rogers, George Grissom, and Jimmy Adams. 
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to City Road United Methodist Church, c/o Alene Brummitt, P.O. Box 1212, Henderson, N.C. 27536.  
Flowers Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.  

Robin Reneé Rowland 

OXFORD -- Robin Renee' Rowland, age 41 a resident of 557 Robert Rowland Road in the Hicksboro community died Saturday at Maria Parham Hospital. 
She was a native of  Palm Beach County, Fla., and was the daughter of Marie Proctor Rowland and the late Robert Marshall Rowland. She was a very loving and caring person, who was dedicated to all of her friends and students. 
She was a teacher in cosmetology at the Vance-Granville Community College main campus and at the South Granville campus in Creedmoor, N.C.  She was a graduate of Atlantic Christian College (Barton College) and was a graduate of Vance- Granville Community College. 
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the J.M. White Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. John Yount.  Entombment will follow in the Eternity Mausoleum in Oakhurst Cemetery in Clarksville, Va. 
Surviving in addition to her mother is her stepgrandmother, Ruby Hudson Moss of Townsville, and her beloved aunts and uncles, Betty Bennett, Billy  Proctor, Carolyn Barbour, Frances Sarakby, Betty Morris, Larry Rowland ,M. B. Rowland and all her special friends. 
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. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Robin Renee' Rowland Scholarship Fund for Cosmetology, Vance-Granville Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 917, Henderson, N. C. 27536.  
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home. 
 

Warren L. Williams 

RICHMOND, VA. -- Warren L. Williams, 67, of Richmond, passed away March 26, 2001, at his residence.  
He retired from the State Corporation Commission in 1989.  
Warren is survived by his wife, Iris A. Williams; two sisters, Anne W. Slayden and Beverly W. Holmes; and a guardian angel, Terry L. Adams. 
His remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home’s Central Chapel, 3801 Augusta Ave., where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today, and where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday with entombment in Forest Lawn Mausoleum.  
Memorial contributions may be made to the City Road United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1212, Henderson, N.C. 27536. 
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 1, at City Road United Methodist Church.

Elizabeth J. Hudgins 

MACON -- Elizabeth Jordan Hudgins, 74, of the Embro community, Macon, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at her residence. She was a Warren County native and the daughter of the late Tasker and Orhora Jordan. She was reared by the late Bertie Plummer.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at All Saints Episcopal Church in Warrenton. The Rev. Marvin B. Aycock Jr., vicar, will officiate. Burial will follow in the Greater Lovely Hill Baptist Church in Macon.  
She was confirmed and joined the All Saints Episcopal Church at an early age. She was the senior warden of the congregation.  
She was a graduate of John R. Hawkins High School and received a bachelor’s degree of education from St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh. 
First serving as a substitute teacher and then as a school secretary, she retired with more than 30 years of service with the Warren County school system.  
She was active in several organizations in the community, the Town N’ County Garden Club, the Warren County Group Home Board, the Area Mental Health Board and the North Carolina Retired Educators Association.  
Surviving are her husband, Thomas A. Hudgins; one daughter, Penny Canada of Greensboro; two sons, Gaynell Hudgins of Greensboro and Arthur Hudgins of Macon; two grandchildren; and two sisters, Vera J. Wilson of Washington, D.C., and Verneta J. Wilson of Henderson.  
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 Home of Warrenton. 
  

Milton S. Kearney  

CREEDMOOR -- Milton Sidney Kearney, 72, of 3677 Old Franklinton Road, Franklinton, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at Granville Medical Center. He was a Granville County native and the son of the late Kit and Alma Wright Kearney.  
He was of the Christian faith, a Korean War Army veteran and a retired farmer.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Eakes Funeral Chapel in Creedmoor by the Rev. Ray Gooch. Burial will be in Pope’s Chapel Christian Church Cemetery.  
Surviving are a sister, Ola Mae Carter, and a brother, Hal H. Kearney, both of Franklinton.  
Visitation was held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and other times at 3677 Old Franklinton Road, Franklinton. 
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home.  
  

Timothy E. Reid  

HENDERSON -- Timothy E. Reid, 29, of Henderson, died Thursday, March 22, 2001.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Burchette Chapel United Church of Christ in Manson. The Rev. Charlie Leith, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are his mother, Annie T. Reid of Manson; a twin brother, Thomas E. Reid Jr.; one son, Nija A. Reid; his fiance, Kenyatta Talley; his maternal grandmother, Novella Terry; and his paternal grandmother, Anna Reid. 
Arrangements are by R.H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton.




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