Miscellaneous Henderson County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Betty R. Magbie 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Betty Ruth Magbie, 56, of Washington, D.C., formerly of Vance County, died Friday, July 7, 2000, in Washington. She was the daughter of Mary E. Magbie and the late Howard Allen.  
She attended the Washington, D.C., public schools and Mt. Calvary Holiness Church in D.C. She also attended United Prayer of Faith Church in Henderson.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Olive Baptist Church by Elder Alfred Perry, Evangelist Mary Baskerville and Evangelist Pearline Bryant. The burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
She is survived by two daughters, Sheronda T. Magbie and Mia. D. Magbie, both of the home; her mother, Mary E. Magbie; one sister, Marsha Clark of Henderson; one brother, John T. Magbie of Washington, D.C.  
Pallbearers will be Johnny Magbie, Michael Thompson, Melvin Magbie, Joe Johnson, Kenneth Smallwood, Lacey Magbie, Marc Thompson, Zelton Macon, Leon McCray, and J. Jeff Magbie.  
Floralbearers will be Takina Sulyans, Viola Dunston, Susie Dunston, Dot Alston, Johnette Marrow, Devone Teasley, Renee Marrow and Rosa Dunston.  
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services Inc. 
  

Odell L. Smith 

HENDERSON — Odell Lee Smith, 62, of 100 Mason St., died Monday, July 10, 2000, at Maria Parham Hospital. He was a native of Buck Island, Va., and the son of the late Pauline Solomon.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Covenant Pentecostal Church in Charlottesville, Va., by Bishop William Nowell, Elder Joseph Nowell and Rev. Lloyd Feggans. The burial will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery in Charlottesville.  
Surviving are his wife, Barbara Smith; six daughters, Adell Karaca, Gloria Clark and Jermaine Smith of Charlottesville, Va., Zina  Tazena of Arlington, Texas, Linda Morton of Florida and Serena Smith of Henderson;  seven grandchildren;  two sisters, Marie Feggams of Egmont, Va., and Frances Brown of Charlottesville, Va.  
The family will receive family and friends.  
Floralbearers will be family and friends.  
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services Inc. 
  

Thurston C. Taylor 

KITTRELL — Thurston Cornelius Taylor, 71, of 2533 Egypt Mountain Road, Kittrell, died Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill after a brief illness. He was a Vance County native and the son of Lizzie Perry Taylor and the late Thurston Taylor. 
At an early age, he joined the church and was a faithful member until death.  
Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Lemay Taylor of the home; one son, Nathaniel Taylor of Warrenton; two daughters, Linda T. Yarborough and Rebecca T. George of Raleigh; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; six brothers, Robert Taylor, Jordan Taylor, Jesse Taylor, William Taylor and Eugene Taylor, all of Kittrell, and James Taylor of Manhattan, N.Y.; four sisters, Marie Mitchell, Mary Terry, and Essie Larose, all of Kittrell, and Selma Holmes of Manhattan, N.Y.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Grace Missionary Baptist Church in Kittrell with the Rev. A.B. Morrison officiating, assisted by the Revs. Mary A. Fuller and William Everett. Interment will follow in the Grace Gardens Cemetery.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at E.C. Terry’s Funeral Service and other times at the residence.  
Floral bearers will be Nicole Larose, Yonique Larose, Monique Taylor, Juanita Small, Angela Jones, Mitchelle Jones, Deborah Taylor, and Wanda Taylor. Pallbearers will be Bennie Jones Jr., William Taylor, Anthony Taylor, Robert Taylor, Gary Taylor and Rodney Taylor.  
Arrangements are by E.C. Terry’s Funeral Service of Henderson.  

Hugh Martin Currin 

OXFORD — Hugh Martin Currin Sr., 78, of 122 Pine Cone Dr., mayor of Oxford, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at his home. 
Mr. Currin was born Jan. 22, 1922 in Goldsboro to Dorsey Fleming and Ethel Overton Currin, and was a graduate of Oxford High School. 
He was a member of the Oxford Baptist Church, serving as deacon and men’s Sunday school teacher, a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy, participating in the battles of the Philippines, Okinawa and Iwo Jima. 
A graduate of Wake Forest College, he received his B.S. degree in 1943 and his juris doctorate degree in 1948. He was an Atlantic Coast Conference football official for many years, an N.C. industrial commissioner from 1950 to 1952, and served on the board of directors of the USS North Carolina. 
Mr. Currin served as mayor of Oxford from May 10, 1949, to Nov. 20, 1953; from Dec. 1, 1956, to Jan. 11, 1960; from May 13, 1969 to Dec. 13, 1983; and from Dec. 9, 1997, until his death. He also served as president of the N.C. League of Municipalities. 
An attorney since 1948, he was a member of the North Carolina Bar, the North Carolina Bar Association, the Ninth Judicial Bar, and served as president of the Granville County Bar. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Oxford Baptist Church, by the Rev. Dr. J. Steven Bolton. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. 
Surviving are his wife, Doris Carroll Currin, a native of Charlotte; his son, Hugh M. Currin Jr. and wife Cathy Earnhart Currin of Oxford; his daughter, Patricia Currin Mangum and husband Thomas Mangum of Hickory; and grandchildren Patti Ann Currin and Amanda Mangum. 
He was predeceased by his brothers, Dorsey Currin Jr. and Nathaniel Lee Currin, and a granddaughter, Cady Currin. 
The body will lie in state at the Oxford Baptist Church on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m., when friends may come to pay respect, and at other times at Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home. 
Flowers are accepted, or memorials may be made to the Main Street Park, P.O. Box 1307, Oxford, N.C., 27565. 
 

Bessie King 

OXFORD — Bessie King of Oxford died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at Granville Medical Center.  
Arrangements will be announced later by Boyd’s Funeral Services of Warrenton. 
  

Velma A. Patton 

HENDERSON — Velma Arlene Patton, 39, of 927 Patton Circle, died Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at her residence. She was a Vance County native and the daughter of Jessie Patton and Annie Parham Patton.  
She attended the Vance County Public Schools and was a member of Stovall First Baptist Church.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Garnes Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Spotwell Burwell Sr. Burial will follow in the Stovall First Baptist Church Cemetery.  
Surviving, in addition to her parents of the home, are one daughter, Jessica Patton of the home; one son, Sherman Terrell Archibald Jr. of the home; one brother, Larry Patton of the home.  
The family will receive friends at the home.  
Pallbearers and floralbearers will be cousins.  
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services Inc. 
  

Mary Satterwhite 

OXFORD — Mary Belle Smith Satterwhite, 90, a former resident of Goshen Street, died Thursday, July 13, 2000, at Brian’s Center in Durham.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at New Light Baptist Church by the Rev. W.T. Ramey III. Burial will follow in the Greenwood family cemetery.  
She is survived by one son, Eli Satterwhite Jr. of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one sister, Kaye Smith of Brooklyn; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  
The family will receive visitors at the church immediately following the services.  
Arrangements are by Wright Funeral Home.

Mamie F. Kearney 
WARRENTON — Mamie Fitts Kearney, 94, of the Snow Hill community, died Friday, July 14, 2000, at Halifax Memorial Hospital in Roanoke Rapids.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Olive Grove Baptist Church in Littleton. The Rev. Charles Walton, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are one son, Allen O’Neal Kearney of Kernersville; two step-daughters, Ruby Rooney of Philadelphia, Pa., and Mildred McCullogh of New Jersey; one stepson, Clifton Kearney of New York. 
The body will be on view this morning at Boyd’s Funeral Services in Warrenton until taken to the church one hour prior to the services.  
Arrangements are by Boyd’s Funeral Services of Warrenton.  

William T. Royster 

OXFORD — William T. Royster, 63, of 2414 Lincoln St., Durham, died Friday, July 14, 2000, at the Oxford Manor Nursing Center. He was a Granville County native. 
Surviving are four brothers, Chester Royster and George Royster Jr., both of Newark, N.J., Frank Royster and George Edward Royster, both of Henderson; one sister, Hattie Royster Lee of Henderson; foster daughter, Karen Curtis of Durham; and two foster grandchildren.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Betts Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford, officiated by the Bishop Clinton Winston. Burial will follow in the Community Memorial Garden in Stem. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.  
Arrangements are by Betts & Son Funeral Home of Oxford. 

Andrew L. Solomon 

WARRENTON — Andrew Leon Solomon, 39, of Warrenton, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at home. Arrangements will be announced later by R.H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton. 

Howard Fisher Sr. 

HENDERSON — Howard Fisher Sr., 67, of 2215 Spring Valley Road, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at U.N.C. Hospitals.  
The family will be at the home. 
Arrangements will be announced later by Garnes Funeral Service.  

Annie Bullock 

HENDERSON — Annie Ruth Powell Bullock, 57, of 1312 Alpha St., died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at Treyburn Hospice at the Meadowlands in Hillsborough. She was a Granville County native. 
She was a graduate of Mary Potter High School and received a bachelor of science degree from Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville. She was the first Afro-American woman to receive a master’s degree from Duke University. She retired after 31 years as an educator with the Vance County Board of Education. She was serving her third term as a member of the Henderson City Council, the first Afro-American woman to be so honored. She was a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and a member of Mt. Moriah A.M.E. Zion Church.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Moriah A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
She is survived by her husband, Edd A. Bullock; one daughter and one son. 
The family received visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at Wright Funeral Home in Henderson.

Sylvia P. Bullock 
MACON — Sylvia Palmer Bullock, of Macon, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at Nash General Hospital.  
Arrangements will be announced later by R.H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton. 
  

Howard Fisher Sr. 

HENDERSON — Howard Fisher Sr., 67, of 2215 Spring Valley Road, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at the UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. He was the son of the late Eddie and Bessie Small Fisher.  
He was educated in the Vance County Public Schools System and was a former employee with Waste Industries.  
He was a member of Antioch United Church of Christ where he served as deacon and a member of the Mass, Gospel and Male Choir.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Antioch United Church of Christ by the Rev. John Durham. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are his wife, Olivia B. Fisher; one son, Howard Fisher Jr. of Durham; one daughter, Patricia Fisher of Henderson; two sisters, Nannie Wilkins and Flozell Fisher, both of Henderson; two brothers, Woodrow Fisher of Creedmoor and Clarence Fisher of Virginia; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Garnes Funeral Chapel and all other times at the home.  
Pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons. Floralbearers will be nieces. Honorary floralbearers will be deaconesses. 
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services Inc. 
  

Jordan E. Hawkins 

HENDERSON — Jordan Emanuel Hawkins, 19, of 940 David St., died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at Maria Parham Hospital.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Coley Springs Baptist Church by the Rev. Clarence Dale. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are one daughter, Akayla Hawkins of Henderson; his parents, Annie Hawkins of Henderson and Earnest Thomas of Butner; two sisters, Aretina Hawkins of the home and Avis Burchett of Henderson.  
The family will receive visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Wright Funeral Home of Henderson. 
  

Barbara J. Marsh 

HENDERSON — Barbara Jean Marsh, 50, of 1302 W. Andrews Ave., died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro. She was a native of Bronx, N.Y. 
She was a member of the United Evangelistic Church. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at United Evangelistic Church by Bishop Sandy T. Burks. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.  
Surviving are two daughters, Letta Weathers and Lakeisha Marsh, both of the home; a father, Frank Woodson Kelly of Winston-Salem; two sisters, Cassandra Day of Los Angeles, Calif., and Pearl Day of Queens, N.Y.; and one brother, Ronald Day of Queens, N.Y. 
The family will receive visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wright Funeral Home of Henderson. 
  

Mary Wilson 

HENDERSON — Mary Elizabeth Burt Wilson, 80, of 509 Adams St., died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at Maria Parham Hospital.  
The family will receive friends at the home.  
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services Inc.


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