Miscellaneous Henderson County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Kara Grace Bisogno 
HENDERSON -- Kara Grace Bisogno, infant daughter of Charles and Billie Dean Pollard Bisogno of 704 Oak St., died Wednesday at Maria Parham Hospital. 
Private funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church by the Rev. J. William Long. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandparents, Fred and Doris W. Pollard of Tarboro, and her paternal grandparents, Nicholas A. and Esther R. Bisogno of Henderson. 
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home.  

Otho T. Clayton 

KITTRELL -- Otho Thomas Clayton, 82, of 3770 Egypt Mountain Road, Kittrell, N.C., died Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at his home.  
A native of Person County, he was the son of the late Johnnie Thomas and Anna Ramsey Clayton.  
Mr. Clayton was a retired farmer. He was a member of Rehoboth United Methodist Church and the Open Door Sunday School Class.  
Funeral services will be held Friday, at 11 a.m., at Rehoboth United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Benjamin W. Rooker. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are his wife, Naomi Breedlove Clayton; two daughters, Linda C. Claiborne of Kittrell and Wanda C. Ball, and husband Allen, of Henderson; a son, Donald T. Clayton, and wife Linda, of Henderson; a sister, Mary Fannie Dixon of Oxford; a brother, Johnnie W. Clayton, and wife Janie, of Oxford; a granddaughter, Anna Marie Ball of Henderson; four grandsons, William O. Claiborne of Oxford, Charles G. Claiborne and Robert Brian Claiborne, both of Kittrell, and Eric J. Ball of Henderson; and three great-granddaughters, Helen L. Claiborne, Sarah K. Claiborne and L. Taylor Huff, all of Oxford. He was preceded in death by a sister, Odellia C. Woodlief. 
The family will receive friends tonight, 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 William Otho Claiborne, Charles Glenn Claiborne, Robert Bryan Claiborne, Eric Jerome Ball, Steven Lewis Clayton, Michael Douglas Breedlove, Melvin Dixon, J.G. Clayton, Michael Breedlove Jr. and Kenneth Milton.  
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rehoboth United Methodist Church, c/o Barbara Burwell, 2205 Community House Road, Oxford, N.C. 27565.  
Flowers Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.  

Russell Palmer Jr. 

WARRENTON -- Russell Palmer Jr., 67, formerly of the Wise community, died Friday, April 13, 2001, at NextCare Specialty Hospital in Rocky Mount.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Macon. The Rev. William Powell, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are three daughters, Mary H. Terry of Norlina and Rosa P. Howell and Marie P. Bagley, both of the Bronx, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  
Arrangements are by R.H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton.

John S. Christmas Jr.  

HENDERSON -- John Samuel “Bubba” Christmas Jr., 68, of 331 Dick Faines Road died Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at Guardian Care Nursing Home. He was a Vance County native and the son of Fannie Williams Christmas and the late John Samuel Christmas Sr.  
He attended the Vance County public schools and was a member of the former Hughes Grove Baptist Church. He retired from the former Blanks Construction Co.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Flat Creek Baptist Church by the Rev. W.M. Everett. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Venable-Christmas; two sons, Jonathan Christmas and Timothy Christmas, both of the home; five stepchildren, Edmond Venable, David Venable, Myron Skipwith, Lina Fowler and Gloria Skipwith, all of Henderson; his mother, Fannie Christmas of Henderson; two brothers, Gene Christmas and Jacob Christmas, both of Henderson; three sisters, Mary Hargrove, Fannie Thomas and Sarah Glover, all of Henderson; 18 stepgrandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends at the residence. The body will be on view at Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Services.  
Arrangements are by Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Services of Henderson. 
  

Tina H. Coleman 

WARREN COUNTY -- Tina Harrison Coleman, 34, formerly of Warren County, died Saturday, April 14, 2001, at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Warrenton Baptist Church on Bragg Street in Warrenton. Pastor Michael Florence of Jackson Memorial Baptist Church in Georgia will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are her husband, Dallis L. Coleman of College Park, Md.; a daughter, Shakita L. Williams of College Park, Ga.; her father, John E. Harrison Sr. of Hackensack, N.J.; a sister, Geraldine Harrison Rice of Warrenton; a stepsister, Ashala Harrison; a stepbrother, John Harrison Jr.; her maternal grandmother, Catherine J. Green of Warrenton; and her paternal grandmother, Gatha Harrison of Hackensack.  
Arrangements are by R.H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton. 
  

Piccola B. Hicks  

HENDERSON -- Minister Piccola Burnett Hicks died Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at Duke University Medical Center after a brief illness. She was a Vance County native and the daughter of the late James and Dorothy Mae Burnette.  
She attended Vance County public schools and was a member of St. Andrews United Church of Christ, where she served as associate minister, adult Sunday school teacher, missionary and youth counselor.  
She was the owner/operator of Joy and Peace Daycare Center and was a longtime employee of the Vance County school system.  
Surviving are her husband, Bobby Hicks; two sons, J’Toine Hicks and Bobby Hicks Jr., both of Henderson; and eight grandchildren.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Andrews Church with the Rev. C. Jerome Taylor, pastor, officiating, assisted by the Revs. Tina Evans, Alice Clark, Cora Boyd and Florence Vass. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.  
The body will be at E.C. Terry’s Funeral Service.  
The family will receive friends at 1913 Willow Lane.  
Floral bearers will be missionaries. Honorary floral bearers will be Melinda Hargrove, Dorothy Alston, Deboroah Foster and Sandra Hawkins.  
Pallbearers will be deacons and trustees of St. Andrews Church. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons, Fred Jones, Curtis Durham, James Alexander and Wayne Foster.  
Condolences may be sent to ect@gloryroad.net. 
Arrangements are by E.C. Terry’s Funeral Service. 
  

Javous G. Kingsberry 

KITTRELL -- Javous Gray Kingsberry, 70, of Kittrell died Tuesday, April 17, 2001.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Concord Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are his wife, Bernice Davis Kingsberry; two daughters, Ann K. Harris of Raleigh and Linda Kingsberry of Durham; two sons, David Kingsberry of Greensboro and Richard Kingsberry of Charlotte; two sisters, Mattie Hayes and Brenda Williamson; two brothers, Larry and Steve Williams; and seven grandchildren. 
Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Alston-Anderson Funeral Home in Louisburg.  
Arrangements are by Alston-Anderson Funeral Home of Louisburg. 

Estelle B. Cheek 
WARRENTON -- Estelle Best Cheek, 94, died Thursday, April 12, 2001, in Hickory. She was a Warren County native and the daughter of the late James Henry Best and Elizabeth Conyers Best.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday at Blaylock Funeral Home by the Rev. Dudley Neal. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery.  
Surviving are a daughter, Vivian C. Rooker of Durham; a grandson; and two great-grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Blaylock Funeral Home.  
Arrangements are by Blaylock Funeral Home of Warrenton.
 

Effie Jones Currin 
HENDERSON -- Effie Jones Currin, 75, of 1214 Old Epsom Road died Friday night, April 20, 2001, at Britthaven Nursing Home in Louisburg. She was a native of Nash County and was the daughter of the late Tom and Annie Stallings Jones. She was a homemaker and a member of the Westwood Pentecostal Holiness Church. 
Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in the J.M. White Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Steve Jones. Burial will follow in the Liberty-Vance United Church of Christ cemetery. 
She is survived by her husband, Chester Currin; three daughters, Virgie O. Paschall, Cheryl C. Riddle and Connie C. Pegram, all of Henderson; three sons, Ernest Barham of Homestead, Fla., Phillip Currin of Burlington and Chester Currin Jr. of Houston; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 8:30 at the J.M. White Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home of Tammy Pegram, 2449 Weldon’s Mill Road. 
Serving as active pallbearers will be Joe Pendergrass, Russ Humphries, Steve Pate, William Currin, Freddie Currin and Donnie Matthews. 
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home.  

Samuel Dunston 

WASHINGTON -- Samuel Dunston, 57, of Washington, D.C., formerly a Vance County native, died Monday, April 2, 2001, in Washington. He was the son of the late Joe Dunston and Effie Foster.  
He was educated in the Vance County public school system and was a member of the House of the Lord Holiness Church in Henderson.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Garnes Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Benjamin Warren. Burial will follow in Blacknall Cemetery.  
Surviving are one sister, Earlene Foster Moore of Henderson, and two brothers, Joseph E. Foster and John B. Dunston of Henderson.  
Pallbearers will be nephews. Floral bearers will be nieces.  
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services.  

Ralph Bumpass 

OXFORD -- Ralph Bumpass, 55, of 8134 Ramon Royster Road, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at his home. He was a Granville County native and attended Granville County Public Schools.  
Surviving are his wife, Martha J. Bumpass; three sons, Kenneth Bumpass, Darry Bumpass and Donald Bumpass, all of Oxford; three daughters, Loretta Bumpass, Sharon Bumpass and Shawn Bumpass, all of Oxford; his mother, Rodelia Bumpass of Oxford; three brothers, Ernest Reed, William Dee Brooks and Woodrow Brooks, all of Oxford; four sisters, Tammy Brooks and Carolyn R. Yancey, both of Oxford, Delois R. Reavis of Paterson, N.J., and Patricia R. McNeil of Bronx, N.Y.; and 11 grandchildren.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Matthew Baptist Church. The Rev. Jimmie L. Johnson will deliver the eulogy. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
The family will receive visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Betts & Son Funeral Home of Oxford.  
Arrangements are by Betts & Son Funeral Home Inc.  
  

Jewell M. Callihan 

ELIZABETHTOWN -- Jewell Medlin Callihan, 80, died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at home.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Elizabethtown Baptist Church by the Rev. David Elks. Burial will follow in Elizabethtown City Cemetery.  
Surviving are her husband, Curtis E. Callihan of the home; three daughters, Jewell C. Prichard of Elizabethtown, Linda C. Curtis of Roanoke Rapids and Cathy C. Gantz of Columbus, Md.; four sisters, Johnnie Lippard of Concord, Miriam Dupree of Louisburg, Ann Pulliam of Columbia and Blanche Chappell of Butner; and seven grandchildren.  
Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Elizabethtown Baptist Church.  
Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice or Elizabethtown Baptist Church. 
Arrangements are by Kinlaw Funeral Home of Elizabethtown. 
  

Robert T. ‘Bobby’ Horton 

HENDERSON -- Robert Thomas “Bobby” Horton, Sr., age 65, a resident of 744 Old Warrenton Road died Sunday morning in Franklin, Va., from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. 
He was a native of Vance County and was the son of the late Marvin W. Horton and Nora Hurt Horton Stallings. He was a Veteran of the U. S. Army and was the owner and operator of the former TB&R Convenience Store. He was a member of the Bible Baptist Church, the American Legion, and the South Hill, Virginia Moose Lodge. 
Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the J.M. White Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Wilbert Horton and the Rev. Frank Sossamon. Burial will follow in the New Sandy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. 
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Adcox Horton, of the home; two daughters, Tammy H. Pearce and Scarlett H. Ellis both of Henderson; one son, Robert Thomas “Robbie” Horton, Jr. of Henderson; one foster-son, Bobby West, of the home; one sister, Pearl H. Payner of Norlina; three half-sisters, Dollie S. Ellington, Kate S. Strickland, and Princella S. Owens all of Kittrell; one brother, Vester Horton, of Henderson; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends Tuesday night from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at the J.M. White Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home on the Old Warrenton Road. 
Serving as active pall bearers will be Dan Weldon, Howard Bobbitt, Marvin Ross, Stephanie Murphy, Mike Cleveland, Dale Wilcox, and Roger Hurt. 
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home. 
  

Robert L. Moss 

OXFORD -- Robert Lee Moss, 96, of 1029 Lewis St., died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at Brantwood Nursing Center. He was a Granville County native and the son of the late Walter Philip Moss and Mary Jackson Moss.  
He was a former member of Knotts Grove Church and was retired owner and operator of Sprinkle Service Station.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Eakes Funeral Chapel in Oxford by the Revs. Bob Baynard and Steve Smith. Burial will be in Meadowview Memorial Park.  
Surviving are his wife, Eunice Denny Moss of the home; a daughter, Carolyn Moss Watkins of Oxford; a sister, Virginia M. Sanford of Oxford; a brother, Walter Moss Jr. of Oxford; two grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.  
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3500 Westgate Drive, Suite 201, Durham, N.C. 27707.  
Visitation was held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford and other times at the home.  
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Oxford. 
  

Dorothy F. Parham  

OXFORD -- Dorothy Frazier Parham, 90, formerly of 2725 Davis Chapel Road, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at Granville Medical Center. She was a Granville County native and the daughter of the late Elijah and Cornelia Hart Frazier. She was the widow of Alex L. Parham Sr.  
She was a member of Mt. Creek Baptist Church and was a homemaker.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mt. Creek Baptist Church by Dr. Delos Miles and the Rev. Lemar Wheeler. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are a daughter, Vivian P. Williams of Durham; three sons, Charles L. Parham of Buffalo Junction, Va., Gene W. Parham and Alex L. Parham Jr., both of Oxford; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to the Mt. Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Michael Currin, 4072 Squire Lane, Oxford, N.C. 27565.  
Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Eakes Funeral Home of Oxford and other times at the home of Alex and Renee Parham, 2716 Davis Chapel Road, Oxford, N.C. 27565.  
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Oxford. 
  

Daniel S. Stanley 

HENDERSON -- Daniel Singleton “Dan” Stanley, age 72, a resident of 1176 U. S. 158 Bypass, died Monday morning, April 23, 2001, at his home. 
He was a life-long Vance County resident and was the son of the late Leon F. Stanley and Ora Inscoe Stanley Pruitt. He was educated in the Vance County schools and was a proponent of life-long learning. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps serving with the Second Marine Division in China and the Far East in peacekeeping missions following World War II. He was a past-master of the Henderson Masonic Lodge 229 AF&AM, past-president of the Henderson Shrine Club, and a member of the Henderson York Rite Bodies. 
For a number of years, he was an officer of the Henderson Police Department, and at other times he was employed by the former Laurens Glass Company and Henderson Garment Company. At the time of his retirement because of declining health, he was a professional wallpaper hanger. 
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where he served on the administrative board and was a former member of the Methodist Men. 
Services will be held Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church by the Rev. Charles M. Cook and Dr. Marion D. Lark. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery with military honors.. 
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Carolyn Rowzee Stanley, of the home; one son Robert Daniel “Bob” Stanley of the home; three sisters, Laura Jane Lively, Dorothy Hope, and Irene Currin, all of Henderson; three brothers, W.D. “Jake” Stanley, Howard Stanley, and George Stanley all of Henderson. 
Serving as active pallbearers will be D. Boyd Kimball, Cliff Rogers, Ralph Knott, Morris Wilson, Jimmie R. Ayscue, J.W. “Jimbo” Bowen Jr., I.H. Williamson Jr., Donald Seifert, Charles “Chuck” Hall, Tim Pegram, Eddie Fergerson, and C.T. Keeton Jr. 
Serving as honorary pall bearers will be all members of the Henderson Masonic Lodge No. 229 AF&AM. 
The family will receive friends at the home at 1176 158 Bypass.  
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 to the First United Methodist 
Church, Garnett Street, Henderson, N.C. 27536. 
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home. 
  

William Brady White 

HENDERSON -- William Brady “Boo” White, Sr., age 74, a resident of 205 Willowood Drive, died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at Duke Medical Center. 
He was a native of Vance County and was the son of the late Herbert Price and Lucille Brady White. A veteran of the U. S. Army, he served during the Korean War, and was a graduate of North Carolina State University, where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha. He was a retired sales manager of U.S. Plywood Corporation, a member of The Church Of The Holy Innocents where he was a member of the Choir, a master gardner and member of The Men’s Garden Club. 
Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at The Church Of The Holy Innocents by the Rev. Daniel Barker. 
He is survived by his wife, Janet Bachman White, of the home; one daughter, Janet White Steele of Richmond, Virginia; one son, William Brady White, Jr. of Baltimore, Maryland; one brother, Allen Grainger Brady of Port Of The Islands, Florida; and three grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends at the home at 205 Willowood Drive. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Church Of The Holy Innocents Memorial Garden Fund or Music Fund, 210 S. Chestnut Street, Henderson, N.C. 27536. 
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home.  
  

Edward W. Willis 

BUTNER -- Edward W. “Pete” Willis, 79, of 115 Ridge Road, died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at his home after a brief illness. He was a Rutherford County native and the son of the late Jessie and Lillie Buchanan Willis.  
He was a member of First Baptist Church in Butner, served as a Sunday school teacher, deacon and usher for  many years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the Pacific during World War II, and was a retired textile dyer of Mt. Hope Finishing Co. He served as secretary of Butner Masonic  Lodge No. 697 for the past 32 years and in 1994, he and his wife received the Book of Golden Deeds Award from the South Granville Exchange Club. He served on the C.A. Dillon Community Advisory Council until his illness.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church in Butner by Dr. Gene Garrison. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor.  
Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Pat Robinson Willis; a daughter, Rayna Willis Lester of Creedmoor; a son, Jim Willis of Gastonia; a sister, Helen Ollis of Marion; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  
In lieu of flowers, memorials may  be made to the First Baptist Church in Butner, Building Fund, P.O. Box 44, Butner, N.C. 27509.  
The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the services in the church fellowship hall of the First Baptist Church in Butner and other times at the home.  
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Creedmoor.  
  

Barker W. Wynne 

KITTRELL -- Barker Warren “Buck” Wynne, age 79, a resident of 2275 S. Chavis Road, died Sunday morning, April 22, 2001, at the Durham VA Hospital. 
He was a native of Warren County and was the son of the late Barker William and Blanche Knight Wynne. He was a member of the Union Chapel United Methodist Church, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Navy during World War II. He was a retired supervisor from Burlington Mills and a retired farmer. 
Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the J.M. White Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Jim Hines and the Rev. Grady Lane. Burial will follow in the Union Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery with military honors.. 
He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Finch Wynne, of the home; three daughters, Brenda  Wynne Cool of Hendersonville, Shirley Jean Wynne of Detroit, Mich., and Wanda Kaye Wynne of the home; five sisters, Ruby Walker and Ethel Moody, both of Hopewell, Va., Louise Bentley of Chicago, Faye Teasley of Bahama, N.C., and Catherine Fowler of Kittrell; one brother, Charles Wynne of Louisburg; and one granddaughter.  
Serving as active pallbearers will be Tex Finch, Richard Coghill, Carl Finch, Claude Kerley Jr., J.D. Wilson, Roger Finch, Denny Williamson, and Perry Hilliard.  
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home.




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