Miscellaneous Henderson County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Martha L.J. Hargrove 

HENDERSON -- Martha Lee Jefferson Hargrove, 70, of 824 N. Pinkston St. died Monday, March 26, 2001, at Maria Parham Hospital. She was a Vance County native and the daughter of the late Johnny and Blanche Marrow Jefferson.  
She was retired from Russell Stover Candy Co.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Mount Zion United Church of Christ by the Rev. John Hargrove. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are one son, Carnell Jefferson of the home; one grandchild; one great-grandchild; and two brothers, Samuel Jefferson of Townsville and Denoral Jefferson of the Williamsboro community. 
The body will be on view at the funeral home until taken to the church one hour before the service.  
Arrangements are by Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Services of Henderson.  
  

Iva B. Johnson 

OXFORD -- Iva Benjamin “Ben” Johnson, 76, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, in Harrisburg, Pa. He was a Granville County native.  
He was educated in the Oxford public schools.  
Surviving are his wife, Barbara Johnson; two sons, Vance and Ben Jr.; four daughters, Bettie Mae Johnson, Renee, Iva and Shelmar; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  
Funeral services were conducted Monday at Second Baptist Church in Harrisburg, Pa., officiated by the Rev. A.J. Briley Sr. Burial was in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Harrisburg.  
Local announcement is by Betts & Son Funeral Home.  
  

Joe Traylor 

WARRENTON -- Joe Traylor, 77, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at Community Memorial Health Center in Virginia.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Jerusalem United Church of Christ in Palmer Springs, Va. Minister Henry Brunson will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are one brother, Elisa Traylor of Mobile, Ala., and two sisters, Chassie McDonald of Gilbertown, Ala., and Ruth Kelly of Mobile, Ala. 
Arrangements are by R.H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton.
 

Minnie Y. Brame  
KITTRELL -- Minnie Yarborough Brame, 66, of 1700 Raleigh Road died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at NextCare Specialty Hospital in Rocky Mount. She was a Vance County native and the daughter of the late Raleigh and Viola Alston Yarborough.  
She was a retired teacher in Warren County, where she worked for more than 31 years. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wright Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Spotwood Burwell. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.  
Surviving are her husband, James Brame; one daughter, Vera Davis of Franklinton; one son, Donald Kennedy of Kittrell; two brothers, Walter Yarborough of Washington, D.C., and James Yarborough of Chesterfield, S.C.; and four grandchildren.  
The family will receive visitors from 7 to 8 tonight at Wright Funeral Home in Henderson.  
Arrangements are by Wright Funeral Home of Henderson. 
  

Janie H. Duncan  

STEM -- Janie Hicks Duncan, 66, of 3134 Old Route 75 died Thursday, March 29, 2001, at Durham Regional Hospital. She was a Nash County native and the daughter of the late John and Lula Murray Hicks.  
She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and retired after 30 years of service from Murdoch Center.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Eakes Funeral Chapel in Creedmoor by the Rev. Jim Shelley. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens.  
Surviving are her husband, Elbert H. Duncan; two sons, Garry S. Duncan of Milton, Fla., and Kenneth J. Duncan of Dayton, Ohio; three brothers, Robie Hicks of Durham, John Hicks of Middlesex and Jerry Hicks of Germantown, Md.; and five grandchildren.  
Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and other times at the home.  
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home.  
  

Beulah C. Fitts  

HENDERSON -- Beulah Chrisp Fitts, 86, a native of Henderson, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. She was a Warren County native and the daughter of the late Charlie and Adell Wilkerson Chrisp.  
She worked many years at J.P. Tobacco Co. before retirement.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Welcome Chapel Baptist Church by the Rev. Saint Silvers. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are one son, Johnny Fitts of Butner; one sister, Lena Chrisp Ellis of Bullock; and one brother, George Hunter of Chester, S.C.  
The family will receive friends at the residence of Sandra Darensbury, 831 E. Andrews Ave.  
The body will be on view from noon to 7 p.m. today.  
Arrangements are by Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Services of Henderson.  
  

Willie L. Glover 

OXFORD -- Willie Lee Glover, 88, of 563 Mcborn St. died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at the Oxford Manor in Oxford. She was the widow of Erma L. Glover. She was a Vance County native and the daughter of the late Eddie and Ida Overby Hester.  
She received her education in the Vance County public schools. She was a member of Mount Moriah A.M.E. Zion Church, where she served on the Missionary Circle.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Mount Moriah A.M.E. Zion Church by the Rev. Melvin Ballard. Interment will be in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are five daughters, Ida Howard of White Plains, N.Y., Juanita Toole of Yonkers, N.Y., Helen Nevius of Henderson, Barbara Royster of Oxford and Irene Turner of Henderson; a sister, Elnora Harris of Henderson; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. 
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight in Garnes Funeral Chapel and at other times at the home of Barbara Royster, 3739 Salem Road in Oxford.  
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services.  
  

Mae S. Harris  

VAUGHAN -- Mae Shearin Harris, 96, of Vaughan died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Lula H. and William Henry Shearin of Littleton and the widow of Tollie R. Harris.  
She was a member of Bethlehem Christian Church.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Blaylock Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. John R. Richardson. Burial will follow in the Vaughan Cemetery.  
Surviving are six daughters, Lucille H. McClanahan of North Springfield, Va., Edith H. Harris of Littleton, Bertie Stegall of Warren Plains, Ruby H. Carroll of Macon, Myrtice H. Bolton of North Springfield and Virgie Roberts of Macon; one son, Tollie R. Harris of Macon; one sister, Ruth Riggan of Roanoke Rapids; one brother, Paul Shearin of Littleton; 20 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.  
Arrangements are by Blaylock Funeral Home of Warrenton.  

Harlese Magruder  

NORLINA -- Harlese Magruder, 70, of Norlina died Thursday, March 22, 2001, at his residence.  
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Kingdom Hall in Warrenton.  
Surviving are his wife, Weedamell Magruder; two sons, Curtis and Stephan Magruder; six daughters, Juanita Sweeting, Sondra Cornejo-Aries, Huntanetta Gibson, Ebony Magruder, Melanie Magruder and Harlese Magruder.  
Arrangements are by R.H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton.  
  

Thomas  E. ‘Gene’ Nance  

OXFORD -- Thomas  Eugene “Gene” Nance, 65, of 3133 White Oak Drive died Thursday, March 29, 2001, at Veterans Hospital in Durham after a long bout with cancer. He was a Granville County native and the son of the late Pender and Sallie Ann May Nance.  
He was of the Baptist faith and was retired from the U.S. Army. He served in Vietnam, earning a Bronze Star.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Eakes Funeral Chapel in Oxford by pastor Milton Abbott. Burial will be in Hester Baptist Church Cemetery.  
Surviving are his wife, Grace Spence Nance; two daughters, Sharry Nance of Ellerbe and Kathy Nance of Staunton, Va.; a son, Tim Nance of Raeford; a stepson, Cecil Broome of Miami; a sister, Jenny Nance of Oxford; two brothers, Charles Nance of Oxford and Tim Nance of Staunton; and seven grandchildren.  
Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford and other times at the home.  
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home.  

Mae J. Williams 

OXFORD -- Mae Jewel Williams, 70, of 6582 Old Roxboro Road died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at Granville Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Ernest and Novella Lawson Lyon.  
She was a member of the Holy Temple C.O.G.I.C., where she served as superintendent of the Sunday school, was on the Mothers Board and was a member of the Celestial Choir.  
Surviving are two daughters, Martha Palmer of Roxboro and Geraldine W. Jackson of Greensboro; five sons, Elbert C. Lyons and James A. Williams, both of Oxford, Ray D. Lyon of Roxboro, Anthony Williams of Durham and John W. Williams of Raleigh; two brothers, John Lyon of Oxford and Louis H. Lyon of Pottstown, Pa.; 12 sisters, Sadie Lyon, Emma Lyon, Shirley Ball, Doris McCray and Lonie Allen, all of Oxford, Frances Satterwhite, Josephine Green, Mae Brooks and Victoria Williams, all of Roxboro, Catherine Sconers of Hillside, N.J., and Ernestine Sconers and Christine Smith, both of Jersey City, N.J.; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Holy Temple C.O.G.I.C., officiated by Elder John Lyon. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
The family will receive visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Betts & Son Funeral Home in Oxford.  
Arrangements are by Betts & Son Funeral Home. 

Charlie R. Baptist 
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Charlie Roosevelt Baptist, 69, of Arlington, formerly of Clarksville, Va., died Monday, March 26, 2001, at Arlington Hospital. He was a native of Chase City, Va., and the son of the late Jim and Margaret Dodson Baptist. He was the widower of Lucille Darden Baptist. 
He was a member of St. John Baptist Church of Buffalo Junction, Va., and was retired from Shirley Construction Co. as a heavy equipment operator.  
Surviving are three daughters, Julie M. London of Los Angeles, Ann Jones of Clinton, Md., and R. Nancy Baptist of Dale City, Va.; seven sons, Roy L. Darden of Atlanta,  George L. Darden of Oxford, Charlie Darden Jr. of Skipwith, Va., Wilbert A. Darden of Burlington, Danny G. Baptist of Clarksville, Va., John L. Baptist of Bullock and Roscue Baptist of Germany; 26 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Baptist of Baltimore and Nannie Tunstall of Richmond, Va.; and one brother, Costella Baptist of Clarksville, Md. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at the chapel of C.H. Harris Funeral Home of Clarksville, Va., by the Rev. Earl Terry. Burial will follow in the St. John Baptist Church Cemetery in Buffalo Junction.  
The family received friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and other times at 1658 Noblin Farm Road in Clarksville.  
Arrangements are by C.H. Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Clarksville. 
  

Julia B. Howell 

OXFORD -- Julia Beal Howell, 76, of 500 Prospect Ave. died Thursday, March 29, 2001, at Granville Medical Center. She was a Granville County native and the daughter of the late William and Mildred Tingen Beal. She was the widow of Elijah G. Howell Sr. 
She was a member of Stovall Baptist Church and was retired from John Umstead Hospital.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Eakes Funeral Chapel in Oxford by the Rev. John Yount. Burial will be in Meadowview Memorial Park.  
Surviving are three sons, Elijah G. Howell Jr. of Raleigh and J. Nelson Howell and David E. Howell, both of Oxford; and two sisters, Christine Compton and Louise B. Stone, both of Oxford.  
Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford and other times at the home of Nelson and Peggy Howell, 107 Della St., Oxford.  
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home.  
  

William C. King 

WISE -- William Clayborn “Pete” King, 70, died Thursday, March 29, 2001, at his home. He was a Warren County native and the son of the late John Westley King and Nora Paynter King. He was the widower of Annie Elizabeth Evans King.  
He was a painter for many years, a U.S. Air Force veteran, and a member of Wise Baptist Church, Wise-Paschall Ruritan Club and the American Legion.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Wise Baptist Church by the Rev. Robert L. Yates. Burial will follow at the Wise Cemetery.  
Surviving are four daughters, Theresa K. Bovard of Townsville, Nancy K. Walker of Fayetteville, Nora Jane Spain of Henderson and Julia Dean Hilliard of Lancaster, Pa.; one son, William A. King of Henderson; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  
Pallbearers will be David Richardson, Weymss Harris, Danny Paynter, Gary Paynter, Freddie Paynter and Donnie Mulchi. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Wise-Paschall Ruritan Club.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Blaylock Funeral Home.  
Arrangements are by Blaylock Funeral Home of Warrenton. 
  

Charles L. Maynard  

BUTNER -- Charles Lynn Maynard, 48, of 503 W. F St., formerly of Sanford, died Thursday, March 29, 2001, at Duke University Medical Center in Durham. He was a Lee County native and the son of Albert and Doris McManus Cox and the late Charles E. Maynard.  
He graduated from Sanford Central High School in 1971, attended UNC-Charlotte and graduated from CCCC. While living in Sanford, he was a member of Steele Street United Methodist Church. He was a system application engineer with Nortel Networks in Research Triangle Park for 25 years.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Eakes Funeral Chapel in Creedmoor by the Rev. Bob Baynard. Burial will be in Creedmoor Cemetery.  
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Anna Brogden Maynard; a son, Charles David Maynard of the home; two sisters, Claudia Maynard Key and Anne Maynard Hurley, both of Sanford; and two brothers, A. Leslie Cox Jr. and William Alexander Cox, both of Sanford.  
Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and other times at the home.  
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home.  
  

Walter T. Powell  

WARRENTON -- Walter Thomas Powell, 74, formerly of Warren County, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at the Washington Adventist Hospital in Maryland.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 am. Monday at Shiloh Baptist Church in Arcola. The Rev. Will C. Tabron, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are five brothers, Eric Sr. of Norfolk, Va., Lewis Sr., Alvarez Sr. and Carlton Sr., all of Hyattsville, Md., and Bernette Sr. of Suitland, Md.; two daughters, Brenda Powell of Upper Marlboro, Md., and Linda Powell of Temple Hills, Md.; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Gladys Spruill of Washington, D.C., Sylvia Copeland of Buffalo, N.Y., and Eva Cox of Richmond, Va. 
Arrangements are by R.H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton.




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