Miscellaneous Henderson County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Florence L. Dawson 
MATTHEWS -- Florence Latham Dawson, age 75, died April 9, 2001, at Plantation Estates Retirement Center. 
Known as “Poncie,” she was the daughter of the late Council Claudius and Lucile Reams Dawson of Cramer-ton, N.C. She is a graduate of National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C., St. Mary’s Junior College in Raleigh, N.C., and Randolph Macon College in Lynchburg, Va. She taught primary grade school in Southern Pines, then later taught kindergarten and second grade at Charlotte Country Day School. She was married and lived in Statesville, N.C., before moving to Plantation Estates in 1993. 
She is survived by a brother, Claudius Sidney Dawson of Gastonia; two sisters, Sarah Dawson Davis of Henderson and Suzanne Dawson Tanner of Rutherfordton. She also is survived by a stepdaughter, Sally Allison Johnson of Charlotte, and two stepgranddaughters, Katie and Frances. In addition, she is survived by six nieces and four nephews.  
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Gastonia, with the Rev. Norman Hull-Ryde officiating at the service. 
The family will greet friends in the Parish Hall immediately after the service.

Paul M. Hannon 
August 17, 1971 - April 6, 2001
RALEIGH -- Paul McKenzie Hannon, 29, of 2048 Queen Charlotte Place, Raleigh, formerly of Wendell, died Friday night, April 6, 2001, in an auto accident.  
He is survived by his parents, Sam and Victoria Hannon of Wendell; sisters, Elle Hannon of Raleigh and Sarah Hannon of Wendell; maternal grandmother, Thelma Tedder of Pittsboro.  
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Lacy B. and Catherine O. Hannon, and maternal grandfather, Frank G. Tedder.  
A private burial will be held on Sunday.  
Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home, Wendell.   

Maggie Milam 

WARRENTON -- Maggie Milam, 83, of the Church Hill community died Saturday, April 7, 2001, at Warren Hills Nursing Center in Warrenton.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Macon. The Rev. Powers, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in the Milam family cemetery in Macon.  
Surviving are two sisters, Mammie Milam and Elizabeth Milam, both of Macon, and two brothers, Matthew Milam of Warrenton and Hardy Milam of Littleton. 
The body will be on view today at Boyd’s Funeral Services Chapel until taken to the church one hour before the services.  
Arrangements are by Boyd’s Funeral Services of Warrenton.  
  

Lucille Russell 

WARREN COUNTY -- Lucille Russell, 90, died Monday, April 9, 2001, at Carver Living Center.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Russell Union R.Z.U.A. Church in Warren County by Bishop James Terry. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Burthey Funeral Chapel. All other times, the family will be at the home of a niece, Lena Hickson, 3045 Wedgedale Ave. 
 

Sarah E. Alston  
WARRENTON -- Sarah Ellis Alston, 78, of Warrenton died Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at Duke University Medical Center in Durham. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at United Solid Rock Faith Ministries in Warrenton by Pastor Moore H. Bynum. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Baptist Church Cemetery in Warrenton.  
Surviving are two sisters, Grace Munsel and Hattie Beatty, both of Brooklyn, N.Y. 
The body will be on view today at Boyd’s Funeral Services Chapel until taken to the church one hour before the services.  
Arrangements are by Boyd’s Funeral Home of Warrenton.  
  

Eliza M. Boyd  

HENDERSON -- Eliza Myrtle Boyd, 76, of 1029 S. Chestnut St. died Monday, April 9, 2001, at Maria Parham Hospital. She was a Vance County native and the daughter of the late Ira Willingham and Rose Adams.  
She was a retired high school teacher, having worked in the Vance County school system for years. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and the International Teachers Society. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.  
Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Sunset Gardens by the Rev. Charles Cook.  
Surviving are several nieces and nephews. 
The family received friends at the home after the service.  
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund, 114 Church St., Henderson, N.C. 27536.  
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home of Henderson. 
  

Minnie D. Ellington 

OXFORD -- Minnie Dickerson Ellington, 92, of 500 Prospect Ave. died Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at Oxford Manor Nursing Home. She was a Granville County native and the daughter of the late William Otis and Lissie Kearney Dickerson. She was the widow of Maj. Alton Ellington. 
She was a member of West Oxford Baptist Church and retired from Granville Manufacturing Co.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Eakes Funeral Chapel in Oxford by Dr. Jim Whitehead. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.  
Surviving are one son, Garland Lee Ellington of Oxford; five sisters, Lizzie Hicks, Pearl Hoyle, Evelyn Evans and Beulah Dalton, all of Oxford, and Rena Caulder of Raleigh; two brothers, Bryant Dickerson of Raleigh and Lindsey Dickerson of Durham; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.  
Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford and other times at 4311 Belltown Road, Oxford, N.C. 27565.  
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Oxford. 
  

Carl L. Evans Jr.  

HENDERSON -- Carl Lewis Evans Jr., 73, of 1415 Peace Street, Henderson, died Thursday, April 12, 2001, at his home.  
Born January 12, 1928, in Vance County, he was the son of the late Carl Lewis Evans Sr. and Martha Talley Evans Cates. He was the stepson of the late Willis E. Cates.  
Mr. Evans was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and served seven years as a criminal investigator in the United States, Mexico and Japan. He worked for more than thirty years in the railroad industry, first with Union Pacific Railroad in Washington, D.C., and then with Norfolk Southern Railway in Raleigh, N.C., where he became Assistant to the President. In subsequent mergers, he served with Southern Railway and finally with Norfolk Southern Corporation, from which he retired in September 1987. After his retirement, he wrote a weekly column, “From the Front Porch,” for The Daily Dispatch for several years.  
Mr. Evans was a member of West End Baptist Church, where the funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m., conducted by Dr. Richard Walker and the Rev. Robert L. Yates. Burial will follow in Island Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.  
Surviving are a sister, Jane Evans Hughes of Henderson; a brother, Marshall C. Evans of Raleigh; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of cherished friends.  
The family will receive friends tonight, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Flowers Funeral Home.  
Serving as active pallbearers will be T.G. Boyd, Keith D. Evans, Marshall C. Evans Jr., David W. Evans, Kenneth H. Evans and Craig A. Evans.  
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West End Baptist Church, 619 Dabney Drive, Henderson, N.C. 27536, or to Hospice, 1937 N.C. Hwy. 39, Louisburg, N.C. 27549.  
Flowers Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements. 
  

Gladys M.R. Hamm 

HENDERSON -- Gladys Mae Robertson Hamm, 63, died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at her residence. She was a native of Bloomington, Ind., and the daughter of the late Hezikiah Robertson and Mary E. Chestnut Robertson.  
She was an employee of Quality Investments in Henderson and was the widow of Roger E. Hamm.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Blaylock Funeral Home by the Rev. Nat Brummitt. Burial will follow at Warren Plains Memorial Garden.  
Surviving are four brothers, Glenn Robertson, Ernest Robertson, Wendell Robertson and Thurman Robertson, all of Bloomington, Ind.; and two sisters, Norma Hacker of Martinsville, Ind., and Ruby James of Bloomington.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Blaylock Funeral Home in Warrenton.  
Arrangements are by Blaylock Funeral Home of Warrenton. 
  

Thomas Hargrove Sr.  

HENDERSON -- Thomas Hargrove Sr., 87, of 514 E. Rock Spring St. died Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at Maria Parham Hospital. He was the son of the late Thomas and Amanda Sneed Hargrove.  
He was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church No. 2, where he served as a member of the deacon board.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Island Hill United Church of Christ by the Rev. Cornelius Ogburn. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are three daughters, Hattie Lewis of Kernersville and Annie Mae Somerville and Geneva Hawkins, both of Henderson; three sons, Robert Hargrove of Decatur, Ga., Bailey Hargrove of Roselle, N.J., and James A. Hargrove of Henderson; one brother, Arthur Lee Hargrove of South Boston, Va.; 30 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at Wright Funeral Home in Henderson. 
Arrangements are by Wright Funeral Home of Henderson.  
  

Ellen S. Johnson  

BRACEY, Va. -- Ellen S. Johnson, 98, of Bracey, Va., died Monday, April 9, 2001, at the Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill, Va.  
Memorial services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Jerusalem United Church of Christ in Palmer Springs, Va., by the Rev. Dot Davis. 
Surviving are one daughter, Ellen S. Johnson of Bracey; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. 
Arrangements are by R.H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton.
  

Elizabeth S. Sullivan  

OXFORD -- Elizabeth Smith Sullivan, 79, of 401 E. Spring St. died Thursday, April 12, 2001. She was a native of Oxford and the daughter of the late Ewing and Hixie White Smith. She was the widow of Fred Lanier, David N. Hix and Dennis “Pat” Sullivan.  
She was a longtime member of Oxford United Methodist Church and a member and past chairman of the Ida White Morning Circle. 
Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oxford United Methodist Church by the Rev. Gala Collins. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.  
Surviving are her children, Tom F. Lanier, Beth L. Knott, Jerry W. Lanier and Nancy Hix Wagnon; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall of the church after the memorial service.  
Memorials may be made to Oxford United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 757, Oxford, N.C. 27565, or to the North Carolina Diabetes Association, 3109 Poplarwood Court, Suite 125, Raleigh, N.C. 27604-1043.  
Arrangements are by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home of Oxford.  
  

Rosa B. Tuck 

OXFORD -- Rosa B. Tuck, 43, of 904 Raleigh St. died Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at Duke University Medical Center. She was a Granville County native.  
She attended Granville County schools.  
Surviving are her mother, Marjorie Sue Tuck of Oxford; five sisters, Elizabeth Brooks, Nellie Rice, Pearline Brimley, Irene Tuck and Ella Tuck, all of Oxford; and one brother, Oscar Tuck Jr. of Oxford.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Betts & Son Chapel by the Rev. Jimmie L. Johnson. Burial will follow in the Blue Wing Church Cemetery.  
Viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Betts & Son Funeral Home in Oxford.  
Arrangements are by Betts & Son Funeral Home.  
  

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Broadway -- The Rev. James D. Ray, former pastor of Union A.M.E. Zion Methodist Church, died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at his home. 
A funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. A bus will travel from the church that day for anyone interested in attending the funeral. Call Mabel Williams at 528-0973 for more information. 
Dafford Funeral Home in Dunn is handling the arrangements.




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