Miscellaneous Henderson County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Thurman L. Hargrove Jr.  
WARRENTON -- Thurman Lee Hargrove Jr., 34, of Warrenton died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at United Solid Rock Faith Ministries. The Rev. Earnest Williams will officiate. Burial will follow in the Oak Level United Church of Christ Cemetery.  
Surviving are his wife, Lori A. Hargrove; one daughter, Demesha Hargrove of the home; one son, Danille Hargrove of the home; one foster daughter, Anndreana Hargrove of the home; his mother, Stella Hargrove of Atlantic City, N.J.; his father, Thurman Hargrove Sr. of Henderson; one sister, Amy Hargrove of Warrenton; and one brother, John Lee Hargrove of Warrenton. 
The body will be on view this morning at Boyd’s Funeral Ser-vices until taken to the church one hour before the service.  
Arrangements are by Boyd’s Funeral Services of Warrenton.  
   

Carol V. Mayo 

ASHEVILLE -- Carol Vaughan Mayo, 49, of Asheville died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at the Hospice Solace Center following a brave and courageous battle with cancer.  
Carol was a loving and devoted wife and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. She cared deeply about her family and friends. We will all miss our angel.  
Carol was born in Miami, Fla., on February 2, 1952, and was preceded in death by her father, Robert L. Vaughan. Carol retired from BellSouth with 30 years of service, and she was a member of First Baptist Church of Asheville.  
Surviving are her loving husband, Joseph D. Mayo III of the home; her mother and stepfather, Suzanne G. and Edward Norris of Hendersonville; sisters Linda Hooper and husband Chesley of Pittsburg, Texas, Kathryn Allison and husband Robert of Etowah, Pamela Starnes and husband Lee of Waynesville; brothers Robert L. Vaughan and wife Tracey of Lexington, Ky., Donald Norris and wife Christine of Watkinsville, Ga., and David Norris of Hendersonville; 10 nieces and nephews; one grandniece; and a dear friend for 40 years, Carol B. Childs.  
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Patton Avenue Chapel of Groce Funeral Home. Rev. Gil Coulter will officiate.  
Her family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home, where we can all share loving memories of Carol.  
Flowers are accepted and appreciated. Those desiring to make a memorial contribution are encouraged to consider Mountain Area Hospice, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, N.C. 28813.  
The memorial register is available at “Funerals Scheduled” at www.grocefuneral home.com. 
  

Elizabeth P. Perry 

GREENSBORO -- Elizabeth Plummer Perry, 93, of Greensboro died Friday, April 27, 2001, at Wesley Long Hospital in Greensboro. She was a native of the Inez community of Warren County and was the widow of Simuel M. Perry.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Stephen Baptist Church by the Rev. Julius Debnam. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are one son, Willie S. Perry of Elizabeth, N.J.; five daughters, Victoria Ratliff of Warrenton, Edna Harrelson of Greensboro, Christine Jones of Hempstead, N.Y., Hermenia Chunn of Charlotte and Demetris “Dee” Perry of Chapel Hill; 20 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.  
Viewing will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today at Harris-Turner & McMillan Funeral Home.  
Arrangements are by Harris-Turner & McMillan Funeral Home. 
  

Eric A. Ramiez 

HENDERSON -- Eric Antonio Ramiez, infant son of Lettica Ramiez, died Monday, April 30, 2001, at Maria Parham Hospital.  
Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. today at E.C. Terrys Funeral Service.  
The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 4:45 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at 518 Hickory St. in Henderson. 
Arrangements are by E.C. Terrys Funeral Service.  
  

Mary A.W. Whirley 

OXFORD -- Mary Ann Wallace Whirley, 46, of 500 Prospect Ave. died Thursday, May 3, 2001, at Granville Medical Center. She was a Granville County native and the daughter of the late John Thomas Wallace.  
She was of the Baptist faith and was medically retired.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Eakes Funeral Chapel in Oxford by the Rev. Delos Miles. Burial will be in Meadowview Memorial Park.  
Surviving are a son, Michael W. Jones; a daughter, Mary Lynn Whirley; her mother, Mary Bell Wallace; and two brothers, Robert L. Wallace and Tommy L. Wallace, all of Oxford.  
Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford and other times at 409 Coggeshall St. 
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home. 
  

Bertha F. Whitfield 

FRANKLINTON -- Bertha Futrelle Whitfield, 86, died Thursday, May 3, 2001, at Rex Hospital. She was the widow of Dr. Richard C. Whitfield.  
She was a charter member of the Franklinton Woman’s Club, where she was serving as president; former member of the Pilot’s Club; retired schoolteacher; past national president of the Women’s Auxiliary to the American Optometric Association; volunteer at the North Carolina Art Museum; one of the 100 Outstanding Alumnae of Meredith College, where she graduated in 1936; served on the Town Board of Franklinton for eight years and was mayor pro tem; served on the Franklinton School Board; and was a member of Franklinton United Methodist Church and served on various boards and committees throughout the years, as well as being a member of the choir.  
While residing at Independence Village in Raleigh, she was serving as a board member for the village and played piano for Sunday school and church services. She had a local radio news show on WYRN in Louisburg and was a contributing news correspondent and photographer for The Franklin Times and The Raleigh Times.  
A celebration-of-life service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Franklinton United Methodist Church by the Rev. Luis F. Reinoso. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.  
Surviving are two daughters, Richie Duncan of Dallas and Martha Edelstein of Raleigh, and two granddaughters.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Sandling Funeral Home in Franklinton. 
Arrangements are by Sandling Funeral Home of Franklinton. 

Charleye A. Burruss 
WARRENTON -- Charleye Ann “Chuck” Burruss, 67, of Route 3, Warrenton, died Thursday, May 3, 2001, at Ma-ria Parham Hospital. She was a Mecklenburg County native.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Blaylock Funeral Home.  
Surviving are her husband, Richard “Rick” Burruss; two sons, Richard A. Burruss III of Henderson and John Charles Burruss of South Hill, Va.; one daughter, Charleye B. McArthur of Inez; two brothers, Jack Osborne and Theodore Osborne, both of Athens, Ga.; and nine grandchildren.  
The family will be at the residence Sunday.  
Arrangements are being handled by Blaylock Funeral Home of Warrenton.  
 

Robert D. Moss 

OXFORD -- Robert Donald Moss, 65, of 1519 Buggs Island Road in Palmer Springs, Va., died Thursday, May 3, 2001, at his daughter’s home in Oxford. He was a Warren County native and the son of the late Robert Lee and Mabel Raines Moss.  
He was a farmer and was owner of R.D. Moss Trucking.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the J.M. White Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Cam Ford. Burial will follow in Mount Auburn United Church of Christ Cemetery.  
Surviving are his wife, Shir-ley Barnes Moss of Richmond, Va.; three daughters, Pamela Moss Newhouse of Oxford and Donna Gayle Moss and Jenni-fer Lynne Moss, both of Rich-mond, Va.; one son, Robert Don-ald Moss Jr. of Mechanicsville, Va.; and three grandchildren.  
Active pallbearers will be Gerald Tripp, Bob DeGraff, Mike McCracken, Bill Robinson, Larry Clark, Tommy Clark, Roy Newhouse and Bill Edwards.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at the J.M. White Funeral Home. At other times, they will be at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Newhouse, 5222 Beechwood Hill, Oxford, in the Tabbs Creek community.  
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the family.  
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home of Henderson.

Master Tashawn Montriez Kearney 
FRANKLINTON -- Master Tashawn Montriez Kearney, 12, of 18 Carver St., died Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at his residence.  
Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Kinches Chapel United Church of Christ by the Rev. Willie R. Nixon III. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are his father, Shawn Kearney of Warrenton; his mother and stepfather, Stacey Person Richardson and Bobbie Richardson of the home; one sister, Charmaine Richardson of the home; four stepsisters, Erica Richardson and Anita Richardson, both of Louisburg, Ature Sade Kearney and Alexis Symone Kearney, both of Warrenton; his maternal grandparents, William Henry Hunter and Betty Hunter of Kittrell and Cleo Person of Kittrell; paternal grandparents are Allen Kearney and Mary Kearney of Warrenton and Phyllis Norfleet of Louisburg; paternal great-grandmother, Annie Richardson of Louisburg.  
The family received visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Wright Funeral Home in Henderson.  
Arrangements are by Wright Funeral Home of Henderson. 
  

Virginia S. Heard 

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Virginia Solomon Heard, died in Prince George County, Md., on Thursday, May 3, 2001, She was a Frankllin County native and the daughter of the late Sam and Dorsey Branch.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mitchell Baptist Church, with the Rev. Daniel Lilly officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are two sons, Edward Heard and Lionel Heard, both of Maryland; one sister, Clara L. Lewis of Henderson; four brothers, Wesley Solomon, Eddie Solomon, Herman Solomon, and Cecil Solomon, all of Philadelphia, Pa.; and several grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends on Monday at the home of Clara Lewis, 215 Lemay Lane in Henderson.  
The body will be at E.C. Terry’s Funeral Service.  
Arrangements are by E.C. Terry’s Funeral Service. 
 
Dr. Mary Louise Touchet White 

Dr. Mary Louise Touchet White, 78, passed away on Friday, April 27, 2001, after a brief illness at Community Memorial Health Center in South Hill, Va. 
Dr. White was born in Escanaba, Mich., on May 3, 1922. She was the daughter of Roy and Gladys Touchet. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Maryland Medical School in 1945 and married Joseph M. White, M.D., of Baltimore, Md., in the same year. She practiced as an anesthesiologist at Overlook Hospital in Summit, N.J., from 1959 to 1987. 
Since her retirement, Dr. White was a resident of Warrenton, N.C., where she counseled substance abusers and volunteered at the Warren Correctional Institution and the Addiction Recovery Center for Women in Henderson, N.C. 
She is survived by her children, Joseph White of Greenwich, Conn., Stan White of Ledgewood, N.J., and Peggy Richardson of Warrenton, N.C.; three grandchildren; a brother, Tom Touchet of Warrenton, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews. 
Donations in Dr. White’s name may be made to the Addiction Recovery Center for Women, 320 Pettigrew Street, Henderson, N.C. 27536, (252) 430-0126.

Alice Rulane Boyd   
CHAPEL HILL -- Alice Rulane King Boyd, 52, died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at Chapel Hill Rehabilitation Center. She was a Durham County native and the daughter of the late Rufus and Betty Solane King.  
She is survived by a daughter, Donna Jacobs Hall of Raleigh, and three grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Clements Funeral Home. No funeral service is planned.  
Arrangements are by Clements Funeral Service. 

Nathaniel Jones 

WARRENTON -- Nathaniel “Chicken” Jones, 80, of Warrenton died Monday, May 28, 2001, in Durham.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. today at Jones Chapel Baptist Church. The Rev. James R. Fogg will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are his wife, Annie Allen Jones; two daughters, Meriam Vann of Henderson and Grecia King of Winston-Salem; two sons, Morton S. Jones of Henderson and Nathaniel Jones of the home; two brothers, James D. Jones and Robert Davis; two sisters, Adlean Durham and Willie Mae Turner; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. 
Arrangements are by R.H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton.  

Delores Scott 

WARREN COUNTY -- Delores Scott, 54, formerly of Warren County, died Friday, May 25, 2001, at the Woodhaull Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at R.H. Greene Funeral Home in Warrenton. The Rev. Lennie Thorpe will officiate. Burial will follow in the Alston family cemetery.  
Surviving are one son, Edward R. Scott of New Bern; four grandchildren; her parents, Arthur and Mozelle Alston of Warrenton; six brothers; and four sisters.  
Arrangements are by R.H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton.  

George ‘Chuck’ Wilson 

LOUISBURG -- George “Chuck” Wilson, 64, of 170 George Leonard Road died Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at his residence. He was a Franklin County native and the son of the late Zollie and Rosa Jordan Wilson.  
He was educated in the Heck’s Grove School in Warren County and was an employee of Harriet & Henderson Yarns for 33 years.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Jordan Chapel Baptist Church by the Rev. James Barham. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are his wife, Maggie Judkins Wilson; six daughters, Gladys Blacknall, Betty Wilson, Ava White and Janet Williams, all of Louisburg, and Sarah Wilson and Jackie Wells of Henderson; three sons, George Allen Wilson of the home, Rodney Wilson of Marietta, Ga., and McDonald Milon of Warrenton; three sisters, Elizabeth Williams of Louisburg, Annie Champion of Henderson and Emily Merchant of Cameron, N.J.; two brothers, Zollie Wilson Jr. of Warrenton and Clyde Wilson of Henderson; 22 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends at the home.  
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services.




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