Miscellaneous Henderson County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Mariana H. Dickey 
OXFORD -- Mariana Hawkins Dickey, 62, of 3199 Webb School Road died Friday, June 8, 2001, at her residence.  
She was a graduate of Mary Potter Academy and a member of Timothy Darling Presbyterian Church.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Timothy Darling Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Meadowview Memorial Park.  
Surviving are three sons, Stewart Dickey, Michael Dickey and Byron Dickey, all of Oxford; one daughter, Tracey Dickey of Oxford; one sister, Lizzie Rogers of Cincinnati; two brothers, Charles Hawkins of Michigan and Franklin Hawkins of Cincinnati; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at Wright Funeral Home.  
Arrangements are by Wright Funeral Home.  

Benjamin ‘David’ Haithcock 

HENDERSON -- Benjamin “David” Haithcock, age 67, a resident of 423 Harriett Street, died Saturday at Duke Medical Center. He was a native of Vance County and was the son of the late Ardis “A. B.” Benjamin and Lois Roberson Haithcock. He was a retired Security Guard at Maria Parham Hospital and a member of the Second Baptist Church and the Men’s Baracca Class. 
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Second Baptist Church by the Rev. Frank Sossamon. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens. 
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Abbott Haithcock of the home; one daughter, Debbie Robinson and husband Marty of Henderson; one son, Russell Haithcock and wife Theresa of Henderson; one sister, Janice H. Strange of Henderson; and three grandchildren, April Haithcock, Jennifer Bradsher and Justin Bradsher. 
The family will receive friends Sunday night from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at the J.M. White Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home of Russell and Theresa Haithcock at 145 S. Strafford Drive. 
Serving as active pallbearers will be Lou Pearce, W.H. Parrish Jr., Marvin “Pete” Dickerson, Steve Humphries, Ray Rainey, Joe Tart, Doug Roberson and Tommy Wilder. 
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home. 

Herbert E. Ranes 

HENDERSON -- Herbert Etheridge Ranes, age 80, a resident of Gay Street, died Friday at Maria Parham Hospital. He was a native of Vance County and was the son of the late Leffie and Lillian Mitchell Ranes and was the widower of the late Frances Roberson Ranes. He was an employee of Perry Glass, where he had worked for the past fifty-five years. He was a veteran of the Navy, serving during WWII, and was a member of the Second Baptist Church. 
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Second Baptist Church by the Rev. Frank Sossamon. Burial will be in Sunset Gardens. 
Surviving are three daughters, Betty R. Elliott and husband Lawrence, Janet R. Ross and husband Marvin, and Kathy R. Newcomb, all of Henderson; one son, Wayne Ranes and wife Sarah of Henderson; two sisters, Irene Abbott and Jean Hobgood, both of Henderson; six grandchildren, Tony Ranes, Scott Ranes, Stephanie Grissom, Melonie Hight, Kevin Newcomb and Patrick Newcomb; seven great-grandchildren, Christopher Ranes, Kristen Lewis, Amanda Weaver, Trey Grissom, Anna Beth Grissom, Wesley Hight and Seth Hight. He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Ranes. 
Pallbearers will be Steve Hughes, W.H. Parrish, Charlie Edwards, Lou Pearce, Tom Duke, Woodrow Stallings, Richard Davis Jr., Wayne Pendergrass and Steve Perkins. 
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 of Marvin and Janet Ross, 584 Vicksboro Rd.  
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home. 

Roy C. Boyd  
CREEDMOOR -- Roy Clinton Boyd, 56, of 1671 Hwy. 15 South, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at his home. He was a Granville County native and the son of the late Clarence T. and Nannie Miller Boyd.  
He was a member of Stovall Baptist Church and was employed by Kayser-Roth Mfg. Co.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Eakes Funeral Chapel in Creedmoor by the Revs. Dan Hill and Willis Herman. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens.  
Surviving are a daughter, Kim Boyd Wheeler of Creedmoor; four sisters, Christine B. Tillotson of Clarksville, Va., Elizabeth B. Price of Hampton, Va., Jo Ann B. Hughes and Shirley B. Hale, both of Butner; a brother, Jerry W. Boyd of Durham; and three grandchildren.  
Visitation was held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and other times at the home. 
  

Emma M.W. Carlton 

HENDERSON -- Emma Mattie William Carlton, 51, of 13081 Hwy. 39 North, died Saturday, June 9, 2001, at Maria Parham Hospital. She was a Vance County native and the daughter of the late Mary Gladys Alston and Joe Williams Sr.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Hargrove Chapel United Methodist Church by the Rev. Donnie L. Jones. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are one son, Richard Williams of Lexington, Ky.; one daughter, Alica Latif Carlton of Albany; one brother, Joe Williams of Durham; three sisters, Doris Elain Turner and Gracie Williams, both of Henderson, and Kizzie Drayton of Durham; stepmother, Catherine Vann Williams of Henderson; and four grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends at the residence of Bessie Hargrove, 219 Howell Road in the Townsville Community.  
The body will be on view from 12 p.m. today until taken to the church one hour before the services.  
Arrangements are by Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Service. 
  

Mary E. Clark 

OXFORD -- Mary Eakes Clark, 78, of 111 West Quail Ridge Road, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at her home. She was a Granville County native and the daughter of the late Robert L. and Sudie Currin Eakes.  
She was a former member of Mt. Creek Baptist Church and presently a member of Oxford Baptist Church. She was retired from the Granville County School system, served on the Granville County Board of Education, served as a Guardian Ad Litem and a member of the Granville County Chamber of Commerce.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oxford Baptist Church by Dr. Steven Bolton. Burial will be in Mt. Creek Baptist Church cemetery. Dr. Delos Miles and Dr. Steven Bolton will officiate.  
Surviving are her husband, C. Hesley Clark of the home; five daughters, Judy Crumpler of Charlotte, Dr. Linda Stevens of Clayton, Mary Lou Norman of Burlington, Jackie Revill of Raleigh and Kathy Speed of Henderson; four sisters, Madeline Yancey of Danville, Va., Bet Laster and Sybil Woodruff, both of Shreveport, La., and Imogene Currin of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; two brothers, Olan Eakes of South Boston, Va., and Bob Eakes of Warner Robbins, Ga.; eight grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.  
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Oxford Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 398, Oxford, N.C. or to Mt. Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 2187 Mt. Creek Road, Oxford, N.C. 27565.  
Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford and other times at the home.  
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Oxford.  
  

Charles H. Dees 

OXFORD -- Charles H. Dees, 63, of 416 Granville St., died Thursday, June 7, 2001, at the Granville Medical Center.   
He was the son of Arthur R. Dees Sr. and Leora Hicks Dees.  
Surviving is one brother, Arthur Dees Jr. of Washington, D.C.  
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Betts & Son Chapel by the Revs. Darryl Wiggins, Lacy Joyner and Charlotte Cooper. Burial will follow in the Huntsville Baptist Church Cemetery.  
The family will receive visitors 30 minutes prior to the services at the funeral home.  
Arrangements are by Betts & Son Funeral Chapel of Oxford.  
  

Willie R.G. Downey  

OXFORD -- Willie Ruth Burgess Downey, 49, of 312 Person St., died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at he residence. She was the daughter of the late Charles Burgess and Evelyn Thorpe Burgess.  
She was a graduate of South Granville High School and an employee of Wilton Elementary School. She was a member of Christian Faith Center in Creedmoor.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Christian Faith Center. Burial will be in Meadowview Memorial Park.  
Surviving are her husband, Chester Downey; one son, Antwane Downey of the home; one daughter, Antrice Downey of the home; two sisters, Geraldine B. Thornton of Butner and Priscilla Burgess of Boston, Mass.; three brothers, Charles Burgess Jr., Anthony Burgess and Glenn Thomas Burgess, all of Creedmoor.  
The family will receive visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Wright Funeral Home. 
  

Justice Morgan 

WARRENTON -- Justice Morgan, 75, of the Wise community, died Friday, June 8, 2001, at Maria Parham Hospital in Henderson.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bethlehem Baptist Church of Wise by the Rev. Preston Williams Jr. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are two daughters, Sallie Jones of Norlina and Elnora Branch of Richmond, Va.; one son, Robert Branch of Richmond, Va.; three sisters, Nora Long of Arlington, Va., Ruby and Bettie Morgan of Washington, D.C.; and one brother, John Morgan of Alexandria, Va. 
Arrangements are by R.H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton. 
  

Jason Wayne Seamster 

CREEDMOOR -- Jason Wayne Seamster, age 53, a resident of 2128 E. Lyon Station Road, died Sunday, June 10, 2001 at Duke Medical Center. 
He was born in Vance County and was the son of the late Addie Seamster and Juanita Strange Seamster Buchanan. He attended the First Baptist Church in Creedmoor. 
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the J.M. White Funeral Home Chapel in Henderson. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens. 
He is survived by one sister, Cheryl F. Seamster, of Creedmoor, and one brother, Addie B. “Mickey” Seamster, Jr., of Lillington; and one niece and one nephew. 
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at the J.M. White Funeral Home. 
Serving as active pallbearers will be: Billy Johnson, James Morris, Lawrence Hilliard, William Weaver, Sr., Jake Roberson, and Tim Strange. 
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home.   
  

Lillian B.G. Smiley 

WARRENTON -- Lillian Belle Gibson Smiley, 85, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at U.N.C. Hospital in Chapel Hill. She was a Warren County native and the daughter of the late B.G. Gibson and Emma Davis Gibson.  
She was a member of the North Warrenton Baptist Church where she was a former deaconess. She was preceded in death by her husband, B.P. Smiley, and her son, Arthur Smiley.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at North Warrenton Baptist Church by the Revs. Tim Short and Rob Evans. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. 
Surviving are a daughter Jane S. Griffin of Louisburg; sons, Ted Smiley of Warrenton and B.P. Smiley Jr. of Richmond; brother, William Gibson of Warrenton; sister, Mabel Cassidy of Huntsville, S.C.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  
Pallbearers will be Harvey Paynter, William Brannock, Bobby Wells, Ronnie Wilkerson, Carl Campbell, Ricky Young, Jack Wagley and James Champion. Honorary pallbearers will be Mac Adams, Charles Wagstaff, A.J. Ellington and and Alpheus Oakley.  
Memorials may be made to the North Warrenton Baptist Church.  
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.

John E. Edge 

DURHAM -- John E. “Jack” Edge, 80, of Croasdaile Village died Monday evening in Duke University Medical Center.  
Mr. Edge was born in Luton, England. He was employed with Maidenform Mfg. as a plant manager in Bayonne, N.J., San Juan, Puerto Rico, Edison, N.J., and Jacksonville, Fla., where he retired. Mr. Edge served as a Pilot in the British Royal Air Force during WWII, where he met his wife of 57 years, Eva, in Cairo, Egypt. Jack and Eva enjoyed traveling all over the world. He was also an avid gardener. Jack served as a volunteer with Guardian Ad liteum in Jacksonville, Fla., after retirement. He also received several awards for volunteering from Public Broadcasting Station WJCT in Jacksonville.  
He is survived by his wife, Eva Harris Edge; one son, Peter Edge and wife, Pat, of Bahama; two sisters, Doris and Josie, both of England; two grandsons, Jonathan and Justin Edge.  
A gathering of family and friends in the celebration of Jack’s life will be Thursday from 3 until 6 p.m. at the home of his son, 9808 Colt Dr., in Black Horse Run, Bahama.  
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Disease Association, Eastern N.C. Chapter, 400 Oberlin Rd., Raleigh, N.C. 27605.  
Hall-Wynne Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.  

Vera W. Westmoreland 

GRIFFIN, Ga. -- Vera Wortham Westmoreland, 82, of Griffin died Monday, June 11, 2001, at the West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange. She was a native of Henderson and the daughter of the late Claude Wortham and Annie Pleasants Wortham.  
She was preceded in death by her husband, W.A. Westmoreland, in 1996. She was retired from the Thomaston Mills as a switchboard operator and was a member of Hanleiter United Methodist Church.  
Surviving are a son, Aubrey Westmoreland of LaGrange; two grandsons; sisters Elma Heath of Deep Run and Sallie Maggett and Elizabeth Harris, both of Cincinnati; and brothers Roland and Douglas Wortham, both of Henderson. 
Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Family and friends are asked to meet at the graveside at 12:45 p.m. for the service. 
Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.  
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hanleiter United Methodist Church, 732 West Broad St., Griffin, Ga., in memory of Mrs. Westmoreland.  
Condolences may be sent on the Web at mcculloughfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements are by McCullough Funeral Home of Griffin, Ga.




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