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Delilah C. Campbell  
ST. LOUIS -- Delilah Comer Campbell, 71, of St. Louis, formerly of Vance County, died Thursday, June 14, 2001, at DePaul Hospital in Bridgeton, Mo. She was the daughter of the late Ivory Comer and Eardie James.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at Little Zion Holiness Church by the Revs. Brenda G. Peace and O.T. Perry. Burial will follow in the Blacknall Cemetery.  
Survivors will be announced at a later time.  
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services.  

Dorothy C. Davis  

WARRENTON -- Dorothy Carter Davis, 69, of the Olive Grove community died Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at Halifax Regional Hospital in Roanoke Rapids.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Olive Grove Baptist Church in Littleton. The Rev. Lawrence Harrison will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are four children, Roscoe Davis Jr., Jacqueline Davis and Lynette Davis, all of Baltimore, and Aaron Davis of North Carolina; two stepdaughters, Sheila Blount and Elaine Davis, both of Baltimore; and 14 grandchildren. 
Arrangements are by R.H. Greene Funeral Service of Warrenton.  

Michael M.D. Jones 

GREENSBORO -- Michael Monroe Davis Jones, infant son of Andrew L. and Shelva Brawley Jones of Greensboro, died Thursday, June 21, 2001, in Duke University Medical Center. 
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Sunset Gardens by Dr. Marion D. Lark.  
Surviving in addition to his parents are one brother, Cody Jones; three sisters, Stephanie Jones, Brittany Nicole Jones and Cassandra Jones, all of the home; his maternal grandparents, Wilbur M. and Shelva Jean Brawley Jr. of Wilmington; his paternal grandmother, Judith M. Davis, and her husband, Cliff, of Lexington; and his paternal grandfather, H. Mike Jones, and his wife, Rebecca, of Henderson. 
J.M. White Funeral Home is in charge of the services.  

Ephraim Martin Jr.  

HENDERSON -- Ephraim “E.C.” Martin Jr., 88, of 604 East Ave. died Monday, June 18, 2001, at the Guardian Care nursing facility. He was a Vance County native and the son of the late Susie Southerland Martin and Ephraim Martin Sr. He was the widower of Lizzie Thorpe Martin.  
He was a member of Big Ruin Creek Baptist Church and a member of the New Bethel Quartet for 26 years, during which he sang tenor. He also was a former employee of Burkart Industries.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Bethel Baptist Church by the Revs. Haywood Foster and Jamil Crosson. Burial will follow in the Dickies Grove Baptist Church cemetery.  
Surviving are two daughters, Earline Martin of the home and Marie Branch of Gillburg; one son, James T. Martin of Henderson; 17 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends at the home.  
Pallbearers will be grandsons. Floral bearers will be granddaughters.  
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services.  
 

Jeffrey L. Steed 

HENDERSON -- Jeffrey Lynn Steed, 45, of 902 Bridges St. died Monday, June 18, 2001, in Oxford Manor Nursing Care. He was a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., and the son of the late Willie James and Cereas Baskett Steed.  
He attended Vance County Schools and North Carolina A&T State University. He was a collections supervisor for Maryland Cable Co.  
He was a member of Coley Spring Missionary Baptist Church, where he was on the usher board.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Coley Spring Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Carlson Jones Sr. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are one son, Jeffrey Lynn Steed Jr. of Maryland; one brother, Trevor Steed of Washington, D.C.; and one stepbrother, Bobby Scott of Durham.  
The family will receive friends at the residence.  
Viewing will be held at the church one hour before the service.  
Arrangements are by Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Services. 
 

Thomas S. Rogers Sr.  

HENDERSON -- Thomas Samuel Rogers Sr., 78, of Kittrell died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at the VA Hospital in Durham. He was a Vance County native and the son of the late George Clifton Rogers and Esther Burwell Rogers. He was the stepson of the late Beulah Reavis Rogers.  
He was a member of Kittrell First Baptist Church, where he served on the deacon board for many years. He also served as chairman of the trustee board, superintendent of the Sunday school for 30 years, janitor and caretaker of the church for 34 years.  
He was educated in Vance County public schools and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion and Vance County Baptist Sunday School Convention. He also attended the Vance County Training Institute. He was a licensed brick mason.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Kittrell First Baptist Church by the Revs. James R. Fogg, McArthur Clemons, William Garner and Norris Trice. Burial will follow in the Kittrell First Baptist Church Memorial Gardens.  
Surviving are his wife, Clara H. Rogers; three sons, Thomas Rogers of the home, William Rogers of Henderson and Stephen Rogers of Culpeper, Va.; one daughter, Estherose R. Faucette of Henderson; eight sisters, Alice Boyd of Louisburg, Annie Turner of Washington, D.C., Geneva Suitt of Creedmoor, Ethel Armstead, Marcelene Rollins and Mozelle Carter, all of Baltimore, Helen Williams of Henderson and Shirley Fleming of Raleigh; one stepsister, Hazel Kirkland of Mount Vernon, N.Y.; two brothers, Dr. Christopher Rogers of Las Vegas and Morris Rogers of Mount Vernon, N.Y.; and 10 grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 p.m. until the time of the service and all other times at the home.  
Pallbearers will be Herbert Rogers, Eric Burwell, Joseph Brandon, Robert Burwell, Clarence Hicks Jr. and Johnny Brandon. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Kittrell First Baptist Church and members of American Legion Post 176.  
Floral bearers will be Cynthia B. Alston, Zephia B. Ragland, Odessa R. Williams, Patricia Burwell, Minda B. Williams, Joyce B. Hayes and Denise R. Davis. Honorary floral bearers will be missionaries of Kittrell First Baptist Church.  
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services.  

Walter Williams  

WARRENTON -- Walter Williams, 68, of Jamaica, N.Y., formerly of Warrenton, died Monday, June 18, 2001, in Flushing, N.Y.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Jerusalem Baptist Church in Warrenton by the Rev. Washington L. Lundy. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are his wife, Lucy Ann Williams; three daughters, Dorothy Irene Williams of Springfield, Colo., Tracy Renee Williams of Springfield Gardens, N.Y., and Tonya Bernice Easter of St. Louis, Miss.; two sons, Samuel Williams of Warrenton and Lester Glen Williams of Beaufort, S.C.; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his mother, Dorothy B. Williams of Warrenton; four sisters, Addie Grace Jones, Lucy Lee Dunlap, Katie Bell Williams and Catherine Williams, all of Warrenton; and two brothers, the Rev. Benjamin Williams of Hilton Head, S.C., and Preston Williams of Brooklyn, N.Y.  
The body will be on view from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Boyd’s Funeral Services Chapel in Warrenton and until taken to the church one hour before the services Sunday.  
Arrangements are by Boyd’s Funeral Services of Warrenton.

Doris F. Ayscue 
HENDERSON -- Doris Faulkner Ayscue, age 84, a resident of Raleigh and a former resident of the Aycock community, died Friday at Wake Medical Center. She was a native of Vance County, the daughter of the late Howard Vernon Faulkner Sr. and Bessie Faulkner Faulkner, and widow of C.F. “Tom” Ayscue Sr. She was a member of the New Sandy Creek Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Senior Adult Sunday School Class and a former Sunday school teacher, choir member and G.A. teacher.  
Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the New Sandy Creek Baptist Church by the Rev. Tim Burgess and the Rev. Rick Clayton. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
She is survived by two daughters, Fay A. Clayton and husband Butch of Henderson Teresa A. Brown and husband Daryl of Atlanta, Ga.; one son, C.F. Ayscue Jr. of Raleigh; four grandchildren, Jackie C. Baynes and husband Timmy, Julie Clayton, Whitney Brown and Rhonda Ayscue; one sister, Maria Faulkner of Henderson; four brothers, Allison Faulkner, H.V. Faulkner Jr., Cecil Faulkner and Jerry Faulkner, all of Henderson.  
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 Fay and Butch Clayton at 1609 Peace Street. Serving as active pallbearers will be her nephews.  
Flowers will be accepted, or memorial contributions may be made to the New Sandy Creek Baptist Church, 1699 Weldon’s Mill Road, Henderson, N.C. 27536, or to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, 400 Oberlin Road, Suite 208, Raleigh, N.C. 27605.  
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home.  

Michael W. Edwards 

HENDERSON -- Michael Wellons Edwards, 44, of 1241 Jacksontown Road died Friday, June 22, 2001, at Maria Parham Hospital. He was a Vance County native and the son of Hallie Lassiter Edwards of Henderson and the late Willard Thomas Edwards. He was a self-employed mechanic. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Flowers Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Eddie Nutt. Burial will follow in the Middleburg Cemetery.  
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Brenda Worley Edwards; a daughter, Christy Michelle Edwards of Creedmoor; two sons, Christopher Jordan Edwards of the home and Michael Eric Leonard of Durham; a stepson, Toby Leonard of Henderson; two sisters, Lisa E. Cooper and Susan F. Edwards, both of Henderson; and three grandchildren.  
The family received friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they are at the home of his mother, Hallie Edwards, 1261 Jacksontown Road, Henderson.  
Serving as active pallbearers will be Larry Moody, Wayne Moody, Randy Wynne, Darrell Wynne, Bobby Cole, Billy Fleming, Martin Harper and Kenneth “Buck” Goss.  
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home. 

Mary Nicholson 

HENDERSON -- Mary Eliza Hargrove Nicholson, 88, died Thursday, June 21, 2001, at Evergreen Nursing Center in Greensboro. She was the daughter of the late Rev. Jim Mike Hargrove and Francis Kersey Hargrove and the widow of Joseph Zack Nicholson. 
She was educated in the public schools of Mecklenburg County, Va., and Franklin County.  
At an early age, she joined and remained a faithful member of St. Andrews United Church of Christ, holding leadership positions in the Missionary Circle, senior choir and church program committee and serving as a mother of the church. She also performed as a soloist throughout the community.  
She was retired from J.P. Taylor Tobacco Co.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Andrews U.C.C. by the Rev. C. Jerome Taylor. Interment will follow in Sunset Gardens.  
The body will lie in state at the church one hour before the services.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at E.C. Terry’s Funeral Service and other times at 203 W. Andrews Ave.  
Viewing will be held from 1 to 9 p.m. today at E.C. Terry’s Funeral Service. 
Surviving are one daughter, Mary Ann Brame of Greensboro; five sons, Eugene Nicholson of Tamarac, Fla., and Elijah Nicholson, Billy Nicholson, Bobby Nicholson and Hiawatha Nicholson, all of Henderson; one sister, June H. Patillo of Henderson; 22 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.  
Floral bearers will be the Missionary Circle and ladies of St. Andrews Church. Pallbearers will be the deacons and trustees of St. Andrews Church.  
Arrangements are by E.C. Terry’s Funeral Service. Condolences may be e-mailed to ect@gloryroad.net. 

William Hood “Bill” Parham  

GREENSBORO -- William Hood “Bill” Parham, 78, of 1004 Twychenham Drive died Thursday, June 21, 2001, at Moses Cone Hospital following surgery for a ruptured aneurysm.  
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, June 25, 2001, at Hanes-Lineberry, North Elm Street Chapel. Burial to follow at 3 p.m. in Elmwood Cemetery, Henderson, N.C.  
Mr. Parham, son of Dr. and Mrs. Albert Hood Parham of Henderson, grew up in Washington, D.C., Henderson and Oxford, N.C. He had lived in Greensboro since 1959. Mr. Parham worked for several printing companies in the area, including Mickey Printing in High Point and Fisher-Harrison in Greensboro.  
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Elynor Crumpler Parham; daughters, Margaret Parham Ramsey and husband Vaughn Ramsey of Greensboro and Jane Parham Tuttle and husband Steven Tuttle of Irmo, S.C.; son, Charles Albert Parham of Greensboro; brother, Robert S. Parham and wife Sue B. Parham of Richmond, Va.; stepsons, Joseph Thomas Crumpler of High Point and Mark Stanard Crumpler and wife Lit of Blowing Rock, N.C.; three grandchildren; and one stepgrandchild.  
Mr. Parham was preceded in death by his first wife, Dora Page S. Parham, who died in 1972.  
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  
Mr. Parham’s family would like to thank his doctors and the staff of Cone’s surgical intensive care unit for their many kindnesses during this difficult time.  

John S. Richardson  

OXFORD -- John Sidney Richardson, 85, of 117 Eighth St. died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at Treyburn Rehabilitation Center. He was a native of Claremont, N.H., and the son of the late Charles and Dorothy Grace Osgood. He was preceded by wife Kathryn Mae Johnston Richardson in 1960 and wife Marion Phoebe Mills Richardson in 1997.  
He graduated from Stevens High School in Claremont, N.H., in 1933, served in the 20th Bomber Command, U.S. Army Air Corps, during World War II and graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston in 1949. He had a dance band in the 1940s, taught high school choir, band and orchestra from 1949 to 1951, retired from McGill Manufacturing in Valparaiso, Ind., taught string bass and played in the orchestra at Valparaiso University, as well as performing in local jazz groups. He was a 50-year member of the Masons and retired to Durham in the mid-1980s.  
Memorial services will be held at a later time in Butner.  
Surviving are a daughter, Marsha Hamacher of Half Moon Bay, Calif.; two sisters, Edith Greenwood of Claremont, N.H., and Elinor Morin of Berlin, N.H.; a brother, Joseph C. Richardson of Lancaster, N.H.; one grandson; and one great-grandson.  
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Butner Presbyterian Church Organ Fund or Music Department, 310 16th St., Butner, N.C. 27509, or to the Claremont Historical Society in Claremont, N.H.  
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Oxford.

Mrs. Christine ‘Teeny’ Chance 
HENDERSON -- Mrs. Christine “Teeny” Chance, 76, resident of Townsville, died Saturday. Mrs. Chance was born in Durham and lived on Glen Rd. until 1993, at which time she moved to Kerr Lake. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee A. Chance on July 5, 1977. Mrs. Chance was the daughter of the late Ernest Roberts and Nannie Mangum Roberts of Durham County. She worked at American Tobacco Company for 35 years before retiring in 1983.  
She is survived by two sisters, Ruth Farrell and Buck of Durham, and Faye Bradley and Earl of Henderson; two brothers, Jake Roberts and Faye of Bahama, and Ernest Felton Roberts of Apex; and three nieces and seven nephews.  
Funeral service will be held today at 11 a.m. in Clements Funeral Chapel with Rev. Sam Brewer officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park. The family received friends Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home in Durham. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tungsten Baptist Church, P.O. Box 703, Henderson, N.C. 27536.  
 

Lottie P. Collier 

HENDERSON -- Lottie Pegram Collier, 57, of 54 Dickie Drive, Henderson, in the Epsom community, died Sunday, June 24, 2001, at Maria Parham Hospital. She was a Vance County native and the daughter of the late William Elmus and Lucy Harris Pegram.  
She was a retired quality control inspector with Americal Inc., and a member of Cokesbury United Methodist Church. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cokesbury United Methodist Church by the Rev. Michael Rocheleau. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are her husband, David Charles Collier Sr.; a daughter, Cindy C. Rush of Oxford; four sons, David Charles “Capt. Dave” Collier Jr., Anthony W. “Tony” Collier, Kevin L. Collier and Michael S. “Cotton” Collier, all of Henderson; three sisters, Mary P. Abbott and Peggy M. Pegram, both of Henderson, and Rose P. Floyd of Durham; four brothers, William H. Pegram, G. Wheeler Pegram, Elmus Gray Pegram and Jerry W. Pegram, all of Henderson; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Rachel P. Abbott.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home.  
Serving as active pallbearers will be Jessie Ray Pegram, William Ray Abbott, Franklin Floyd, Jamie West, Robbie Dean Collier, Ronnie Pegram, Brad Pegram, George Wheeler Pegram and Kenneth Abbott.  
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Cokesbury United Methodist Church, c/o Ruth Moss, 1705 Allison Cooper Road, Henderson, N.C. 27536.  
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home. 

Frank P. Fox 

OXFORD -- Frank Powell Fox, 80, of 400 Forest Road, died Sunday, June 24, 2001, at Veterans Administration Hospital in Durham. He was a Vance County native and the son of the late Benjamin F. and Lucy Alston Fox.  
He was a graduate of Townsville High School and attended Brevard College. In the late 1930’s, he moved to Oxford and joined the Army Air Corps and served in the 15th Air Force in the European theater during World War II. In February of 1944, he was shot down over Regensburg, Germany, and was held as a prisoner of war until liberated in late April 1945.  
He was a member of the Oxford Presbyterian Church and, until his retirement, was an insurance agent for the Harris Insurance Agency in Oxford.  
Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Oxford Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Dr. Graham McChesney. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery with military honors.  
Surviving are his daughter, Corinne Cannady Fox of Durham; his son, F. Powell Fox Jr. of Oxford; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betsy Currin Fox.  
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oxford Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 652, Oxford, N.C. 27565.  
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the home of Powell and Susan Fox, 319 Forest Road in Oxford. 
Arrangements are by Gentry-Newell and Vaughan Funeral Home of Oxford. 

Thomas A. Moore 

HENDERSON -- Thomas Avent Moore, age 65, a resident of 678 Roanoke Avenue, died Monday, June 25, 2001, at Maria Parham Hospital.  
He was a native of Franklin County and was the son of Annie Terrell Moore Strickland of Henderson and the late Kenneth Gill Moore. He was a retired tobacco farmer and was an active member of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Franklin County where he was a trustee and member of the Administrative Board. 
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Ebenezer United Methodist Church by the Rev. Sidney E. Stafford. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 
In addition to his mother, he is survived by one brother, Rencher G. Moore and wife, Ruth, of Henderson; and one nephew, Michael K. Moore. 
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Verona R. and James Avent Terrell; and his paternal grandparents, Ida Stanton and Thomas Frederick Davis Moore. 
The family will receive friends at the home at 678 Roanoke Ave. 
Serving as active pallbearers will be Odell Hedgepeth, William Strother, Wayne Johnson, Randy Terrell, Ben Harris, Joel Harris, and Robert Brantley. 
Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the Ebenezer United Methodist Church, c/o Eleanor Dickens, 168 Monroe Dickens Road, Kittrell, N.C. 27544. 
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home. 

Bettie D. Ramsey  

OXFORD -- Bettie Dixon Ramsey, 93, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Friday, June 22, 2001, at the Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Fla. She was a Granville County native and the daughter of the late John and Alice Dixon. She was a member of Union Chapel Baptist Church and was retired from Burlington Mills.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Eakes Funeral Chapel in Oxford by Dr. Greg Lawson. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.  
Surviving are three stepsons, Washington Ramsey, Weldon Ramsey and Herbert Ramsey, all of Virginia; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter; and two great-great-grandsons. 
Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford.  
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Oxford.




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