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Alice O. Harris 

HENDERSON -- Alice Olivia Harris, 68, of 242 Pearl St. died at her residence after a lengthy illness. She was a Vance County native and the daughter of the late Abraham and Rosa Belle Harris.  
She worked at J.P. Taylor Tobacco Co. before retirement.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the chapel of Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Services by the Rev. Brenda Peace. Burial will follow in Blacknall Cemetery.  
Surviving are two daughters, VaLinda Harris of the home and Wilma Harris of Henderson; two sons, James M. Harris of Henderson and Johnny Harris of Maury; 19 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends at the residence.  
Viewing will be from noon to 5 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to service time Thursday. 
Arrangements are by Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Services. 
  

Julia L. Thompson 

LOUISBURG -- Julia Lewis Thompson, 69, of Louisburg died Monday, April 24, 2001, at her home.  
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Centerville Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are one daughter, Barbara T. Collins of Epsom; three sons, Art Thompson and Ricky Thompson, both of Louisburg, and Greg Thompson of Spring Hope; one sister, Marie Tarkenton of Virginia Beach, Va.; two brothers, Glen Lewis of Roxboro and Horace Lewis of Farmville; and six grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Lancaster Funeral Home.  
Arrangements are by Lancaster Funeral Home of Louisburg. 
 

Dorothy F. Parham  
OXFORD -- Dorothy Frazier Parham, 90, a former resident of 2725 Davis Chapel Road, died Monday, April 23rd, at Granville Medical Center.  
A native of Granville County, the widow of Alex L. Parham Sr., and the daughter of the late Elijah and Cornelia Hart Frazier, she was a member of Mt. Creek Baptist Church and was a homemaker.  
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mt. Creek Baptist Church by the Dr. Delos Miles and the Rev. Lemar Wheeler. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are a daughter, Vivian P. Williams and husband George of Durham; three sons, Charles L. Parham and wife Emma Dean of Buffalo Junction, Va., Gene W. Parham and wife Janet, and Alex L. Parham Jr. and wife Rebecca, both of Oxford; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A son, Wayne T. Parham, preceded her in death. 
Flowers 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 was held 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday evening at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford and at other times at the home of Alex and Renee Parham, 2716 Davis Chapel Road, Oxford, N.C. 27565.  
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Stevie R. Boyd 

CREEDMOOR -- Stevie Ray Boyd, 38, of 1769 Currin Farm Trail died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at his home. He was a Granville County native and the son of the late Shirley and Mary Boyd.  
He was of the Baptist faith and was medically retired.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Eakes Funeral Chapel in Creedmoor by the Rev. Joe Hicks. Burial will be in Creedmoor Cemetery.  
Surviving are his wife, Carol Sandling Boyd; a daughter, Kelly Boyd of Creedmoor; two sons, Joey Boyd and Michael Boyd, both of Creedmoor; and three brothers, Wayne Boyd of Stem, Reid Boyd of Creedmoor and Danny Boyd of Oxford.  
Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and at other times at the home.  
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Creedmoor. 

Clarence M.L. Branch  

HENDERSON -- Clarence Major Lee Branch, 96, of 97 Branch Lane died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at Guardian Care Nursing Facility in Henderson.  
He was a Vance County native and the son of the late James Branch and Sallie Ann Clements Branch Williams. He was educated in Vance County public schools and was the widower of Ruby Milon Branch.  
He was a member of Dickies Grove Baptist Church, where he served as chairman of the deacon board and as a Sunday school teacher for many years.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Dickies Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. A.B. Bass. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are two sons, James Branch of Henderson and Clarence Branch Jr. of Philadelphia; two daughters, Mary B. Washington and Brennetta Hamilton, both of Washington, D.C.; two brothers, Granderson Branch of Henderson and Asa Branch of Philadelphia; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.  
The body will be on view at the church one hour before the service Saturday, with the family receiving friends from 10:45 a.m. until the service. They will receive friends all other times at the home.  
Pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of the church. Floral bearers will be nieces.  
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services. 

Avis T. Fox 
RICHMOND, Va. -- Avis Tunstall Fox, 35, a native of Richmond, died in the University of North Carolina Hospital in Chapel Hill. She was the daughter of Gwendolyn Tunstall Alston and Jerone Ryland.  
She worked in Richmond as a waitress. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the chapel of Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Services by the Rev. William Ragland. Burial will follow in the Blacknall Cemetery.  
Surviving are her mother, Gwendolyn Tunstall Alston, and stepfather, Linwood Alston, both of Henderson; her father, Jerone Ryland, and stepmother, Jean Ryland, both of Richmond; four children, Troy Fox, Tory Fox and Floyd Fox, all of Henderson, and Unita Fox of Richmond; two sisters, Gennine Tunstall of Henderson and Erika Ryland of Richmond; and one brother, Darryll Tunstall of Henderson.  
The family will receive friends at the residence of her mother, 400 Dabney Height Lane in Henderson. 
Arrangements are by Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Services. 
  

Frankie K. Looney 

OXFORD -- Frankie Kay Looney, 28, of 3065 Sam Usry Road died Tuesday, April 24, 2001.  
She attended Granville County public schools and was a former employee of Revlon.  
Surviving are her mother and stepfather, Pauline and Eddie Crowell, both of Oxford; two sons, Tyric Davis and James C. Davis, both of Oxford; two daughters, Veronica Nicole Looney of Oxford and Alexis D. Davis of Baltimore; two brothers, William T. Looney and Eric F. Crowell, both of Oxford; three sisters, Shelby E. Allen, Angela M. Crowell and Alice M. Branch, all of Oxford; and one stepsister, Kenisha Crowell of Oxford.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Betts & Son Chapel. The burial site will be announced.  
Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at Betts & Son Funeral Home in Oxford.  
Arrangements are by Betts & Son Funeral Home.  
  

Jasper Williams Sr.  

OXFORD -- Jasper Williams Sr., 36, of Sam Usry Road died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at his residence. He was an employee of Corporate Express in Henderson.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Wright Funeral Chapel by Elder Daniel Jenkins. Burial will be in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.  
Surviving are a wife, Lisa Chavis Williams; two sons, Jasper Williams Jr. and Marvin Williams, both of Oxford; one daughter, Heather Williams; a mother, Adell Williams of Oxford; four brothers, William Thomas Hart of Stovall, Ernest B. Williams Jr. of Henderson, Roy Edward Williams and Otis Thomas Williams, both of Oxford; and two sisters, Jessie Mae Williams and Shelia Ann Williams Cooper, both of Oxford.  
The family will receive visitors at the residence of Adell Williams, 3659 Cannady Mill Road. He will lie in state from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Wright Funeral Home.  
Arrangements are by Wright Funeral Home of Oxford. 




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