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Rachel J. Yancey 

BUFFALO JUNCTION, Va. -- Rachel Jones Yancey, 85, died Friday, April 13, 2001, at E.E. Toney’s Nursing Home in Oxford. She was a Granville County native and the widow of Talmadge Robert Yancey. 
She moved to Buffalo Junction after marrying. She was an active member of Buffalo Baptist Church and the R.E. Peele Sunday school class. 
Her life’s work was with Leggett and Roses Department Stores and Russell Stover Candy Co. She retired from Russell Stover in 1974.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Watkins Cooper Lyon Chapel by the Rev. John Bohannon. Burial will follow in the Buffalo Baptist Church Cemetery in Buffalo Junction.  
Surviving are four sisters, Zelma Phillips of Petersburg, Erdine Brandon of Roxboro, Beth Johnson of Oxford and Rebecca Heath of LaGrange, and three brothers, James Jones of Petersburg, Va., Howard Jones of Whiteville and Reid Jones of Wilmington.  
The family will receive friends at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home in Clarksville, Va., from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday before the funeral.  
Contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. 
Local announcements are by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home of Oxford.

Willie D. Mills 

WARRENTON — Funeral services for Willie D. Mills, 48, of Hollister will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Hollister by the Rev. Thomas Richardson. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 
Surviving are his mother, Lessie Mills of Hollister; four brothers, Walter of Nashville, Robert of Landover, Md., Thurman of Fort Washington, Md., and Zollie of Hollister; and three sisters, Josephine Evans of Hollister, Dorothy Stewart of Alexandria, Va., and Shirley Silver of Hampton, Va.  
Arrangements are by R.H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton.  

Susan L. Williams 

OINE — Susan Leonard Williams, 87, of Kerr Lake Bridge Road died Saturday, April 14, 2001, at Community Memorial Healthcenter in South Hill, Va. She was a native of Lunenburg County, Va., and the daughter of the late Ernest Leonard and Minnie Dean Leoanrd.  
She was retired from Lacrosse Sportswear, a member of Lacrosse Baptist Church and the widow of Charlie Williams.  
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Antioch United Methodist Church in Kenbridge, Va. 
Surviving is one sister, Frances L. Ellis of Kenbridge, Va. 
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Blaylock Funeral Home in Warrenton.  
Arrangements are by Blaylock Funeral Home of Warrenton.  

James E. Branch Jr. 

HENDERSON — James Edward Branch Jr., age 67, a resident of 1818 Raleigh Rd., died Friday, April 13, 2001, at Maria Parham Hospital. He was a native of Vance Co. and was the son of the late James Edward Branch Sr. and Pearl Annie Dickens Branch. He was a graduate of Henderson High School and attended North Carolina State University. He was the owner and operator of Branch Plumbing Co. and was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Kerr Lake Bass Club and the Egypt Mountain Hunting Club.  
Funeral services will be held Monday, April 16, 2001, at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church by the Rev. Charles Cook and Dr. James Donald Phillips. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens. 
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Hunt Branch; one son, James Edward Branch III, and wife Sarah of Chicago, Ill.; one brother, John Branch of Henderson; two grandchildren, Adam Winder Branch and Lauren Rebecca Branch; and one foster son, Michael Anthony Applewhite, and wife Tawyna.  
The family will receive friends Sunday night from 7 until 8:30 at the J.M. White Funeral Home; at other times they will be at the home.  
Serving as active pallbearers will be Mike Dickerson, Glenn Pulley, Woody Clayton, Neil Barnett, Marty Barnett, Bobby Vick, Tommy Thompson, Charles Fort and Wayne Gray. 
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be all members of the Kerr Lake Bass Club and the Egypt Mountain Hunting Club. 
J.M. White Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jeannine M.M. Boger 
SANFORD -- Jeannine Moree Moorman Boger, 72, of Sanford, died Monday, April 16, 2001, at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. She was a native of Roanoke, Va., and the daughter of the late James Hollie Moorman and the late Thelma Ruth Weithers Moorman.  
She was first employed by the old Steele Street Methodist Church in Sanford and later was a teacher at Lee County Senior High School retiring in 1990. She was an active member of St. Luke United Methodist Church, a member of the A.S. Parker Sunday School Class and served on various committees in the church. She was secretary of the Literary Club, a member of Church Circle #11 and treasurer of the Old North State Doll Club.  
Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Luke United Methodist Church by the Rev. Tom Loftis.  
Surviving are her husband, Guy H. Boger Jr. of Sanford; one son, Michael Boger of Durham; three daughters, Hollie Powell of Henderson, Jennie Dalton of Wilmington and Guyanne Lilley of Wake Forest; and eight grandchildren.  
The family will be at the home, 622 N. Vance St.  
Memorials may be made to the building fund at St. Luke UMC, 2916 Wicker St., Sanford, N.C. 27330 or to a charity of one’s choice.  
Arrangements are by Miller-Boles Funeral Home of Sanford.
  

Tina H. Coleman 

WARREN COUNTY -- Tina Harrison Coleman, 34, formerly Warren County, died Saturday, April 14, 2001, at the Piedmont Hospital in Georgia.  
Arrangements will be announced later by R.H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton.  
  

George L. Edwards 

HENDERSON -- George Lee Edwards, 85, formerly of 254 Stewart Road, died Saturday, April 14, 2001, in Granville Medical Center. He was a Vance County native, the son of the late Arthur and India Clark Edwards, and the widower of Mildred Ayscue Edwards.  
He was retired from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, was a retired tobacco farmer and was a member of the Carey Baptist Church.  
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Sunset Gardens by Dr. Gene Wood.  
Surviving is one brother, Raymond Edwards of Henderson. 
The family will receive friends following the services at Sunset Gardens. At other times, they will be at the home of Thelma Newman, 111 Twelve-Oaks Lane in the Gillburg community. 
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, c/o Doug Byrom, Centura Bank, P.O. Box 1609, Henderson, N.C. 27536.  
Arrangements are by J.M. White Funeral Home of Henderson. 
  

A. Grace Hare 

VIRGINIA BEACH -- Alda Grace Hare, 82, died Saturday, April 14, 2001. She was a native of Benson and the widow of Herman H. Hare. 
She was a member of Gateway Free Will Baptist Church.  
Survivors include a daughter, Alda Jean Williams of Henderson; five sons, William C. Hare, Charlie E. Hare, J. Tommy Hare, Eddie R. Hare and Dennis Hare, all of Virginia Beach; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.  
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home and Crematory by the Rev. Dale Burden. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.  
Arrangements are by Woodlawn Funeral Home and Crematory, Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, of Norfolk, Va. 
  

Willie Mills 

HOLLISTER -- Willie Mills, 48, of Hollister, died Thursday, April 12, 2001, at Prince Georges Hospital in Maryland.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Hollister by the Rev. Thomas Richardson. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are his mother, Lessie Richardson of the home; five brothers, Walter and Herbert Mills, both of Nashville, Robert Mills of Landover, Md., Thurman Mills of Fort Washington, Md., and Zollie Mills of Hollister; and three sisters, Josephine Evans of the home, Dorothy Stewart of Alexandria, Va., and Shirley Silver of Hampton, Va. 
Arrangements are by R.H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton.
  

Arthur C. Ragland Sr. 

HENDERSON -- Arthur Clement Ragland Sr., 69, of 42 N.C. 39 Loop Road, Lot 35, died Sunday, April 15, 2001, at the University of North Carolina Hospital after a period of declining health. He was a native of Granville County and the son of the late Otis and Iola Ragland.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Big Ruin Creek Baptist Church by the Rev. Dr. C.B. Walton. Interment will be in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are three daughters, Mary R. Reid, Ila Jean Ragland and Katrina R. Reid, all of Henderson; two sons, Arthur Clement Ragland Jr. and George Earnest Ragland, both of Henderson; a sister, Mary E. Langley of Henderson; a brother, Willie W. Ragland of Henderson; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.  
Pallbearers will be grandsons.  
The family will receive friends at the home.  
Viewing will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today.  
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services Inc.  
  

Roy R. Stallings 

HENDERSON -- Roy Ray “Hap” Stallings, 67, of 1021 Eastern Blvd., Henderson, died Sunday, April 15, 2001, at Maria Parham Hospital. He was a Vance County native and the son of the late John Plummer and Willie Harris Stallings.  
He was a retired construction foreman with Centurion Builders. He was a member of Blessed Hope Baptist Church.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Blessed Hope Baptist Church by the Rev. Donnie Perkinson. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens.  
Surviving are his wife, Shirley Self Stallings; a daughter, Christy S. Christian of Apex; five sons, Allen Ray “Joker” Stallings and Paul Curtis Stallings, both of Wilson, Terry Patrick Stallings of Youngsville, Jeffrey Allen Stallings of Oxford, and Thomas Wayne Yates of Louisburg; a sister, Myrtle Matthews of Henderson; and four grandsons.  
The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 9 p.m. today at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home.  
Serving as active pallbearers will be T.K. Yates, Joshua Matthews, Jonathan Matthews, Ronnie Matthews, Jake West, Joey West, Charles Titmus, and Berlyn Bailey.  The Adult Men’s Sunday School Class of Blessed Hope Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers.  
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Blessed Hope Baptist Church, Building Fund, 741 Dabney Road, Henderson, N.C. 27536.  
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home of Henderson.

Rebecca J.D. Capps 

ARCOLA — Rebecca Johnson Davis Capps, 88, died Monday, April 16, 2001, at her residence. She was a Warren County native, the daughter of the late Weldon T. Davis and Tommie York Davis, and the widow of Amos L. Capps. 
She was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church for 88 years and was a Sunday school teacher and member of the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Home Demonstration Club. She attended Blackstone College, Louisburg College and Nursing School in Raleigh.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bethlehem United Methodist Church by the Rev. Steve Mullenix. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 
Surviving are five sons, Weldon Clinton Capps of Arcola, Lester D. Capps of Warrenton, Amos Lee Capps Jr. of Henderson, Texas, Robin W. Capps of Warrenton and John L. Capps of Gastonia; two daughters, Sylvia C. Greene of Arcola and Rebecca Lynn Martin of Arcola; three sisters, Bettie D. Howell, Lucille D. Kidd and Lorraine D. Porter; a brother, George W. Davis; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.  
Pallbearers will be Weldon C. “Chip” Capps Jr., Timothy G. “Tim” Capps, Jonathon D. “Davis” Capps, Drew Capps, Robert Porter, John Bailey Porter and Perry Gaston.  
Flowers are accepted, or memorials may be made to Bethlehem United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, Route 3, Box 621, Warrenton, N.C. 27589. 
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Blaylock Funeral Home in Warrenton.  
Arrangements are by Blaylock Funeral Home of Warrenton.  

Olivia P. O’Neal 

BUTNER — Olivia Price O’Neal, 82, of 1414 W. B St., died Monday, April 16, 2001, at Granville Medical Center. She was a Wilson County native, the daughter of the late John and Meta Rogers Price, and the widow of Walter O’Neal.  
She attended the First Baptist Church in Butner, serving as a member of the Ruth Helms Prayer Group, and was retired from John Umstead Hospital.  
Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. today at Carolina Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Dan Hill.  
Surviving are three daughters, Betty S. O’Neal and Peggy O. Williams, both of Butner, and Trudy Sparks of Kittrell; and four grandchildren.  
Flowers are accepted, or memorials may be made to the Ruth Helms Prayer Group, c/o Jackie Register, P.O. Box 44, Butner, N.C. 27509, or to the Butner Planning Ahead Committee, Community Building, c/o Marshall Dixon, Box 328, Butner, N.C. 27509.  
Visitation will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. today at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor.  
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Creedmoor.  
  

Herman J. Reese Sr.  

HENDERSON — Herman Joseph “Shag” Reese Sr., 66, of 16841 N.C. 39 North in the Townsville community died Tues-day, April 17, 2001, at his home. He was a Vance County native and the son of the late James David and Beulah Short Reese.  
He was a retired farmer and owner and operator of the Townsville Country Store. He was an avid fox hunter and was a member of numerous fox hunting associations throughout the Southeast. He was a charter member of Fork Gun Club. He was a member of Rock Spring Baptist Church.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rock Spring Baptist Church by the Rev. Gary Brummitt. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are his wife, Marie Ivey Reese; three daughters, Connie R. Roberson of Oxford, Cyndie R. Jones of Hicksboro and Ivey Maria Reese of Henderson; two sons, Gregory Blaine Reese of Drewry and Herman Joseph Reese Jr. of Hicksboro; two sisters, Ruth R. Hale of Henderson and Frances R. Propst of Townsville; four brothers, Lawrence David Reese of Asheboro, Marvin Thomas Reese of Henderson, and Morris Edward Reese and James Patrick Reese, both of Townsville; and 10 grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Flowers Funeral Home. At other times, they will be at the home.  
Serving as active pallbearers will be Gregory Blaine Reese, James Thomas Reese, Jacob Ellington Reese, Norman Tate Jones, Lucas Joseph Jones, Zackery Reese Jones and Patrick Glossom. Honorary pallbearers will be Casey Marie Roberson, Christopher Blair Roberson, Whitney Amber Reese and Carter Alyssa Reese.  
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rock Spring Baptist Church, Building Fund, c/o Carol Capps, P.O. Box 296, Townsville, N.C. 27584.  
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home of Henderson.  
  

Sallie M. Tarry 

MANSON — Sallie Mae Tarry, 54, of Manson died Saturday, April 14, 2001, at Maria Parham Hospital in Henderson.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Burchette Chapel United Church of Christ in Manson by the Rev. Charlie Leath, pastor. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are her mother, Novella Tarry of Manson, and two sisters, Brenda Thomas of Elizabeth, N.J., and Annie T. Reid of Manson. 
Arrangements are by R.H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton.




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