Miscellaneous Henderson County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Ecclesiastes Brandon Sr.  
OXFORD — Ecclesiastes Brandon Sr., 75, of the Oxford Manor nursing facility died Saturday, June 23, 2001, at Granville Medical Center. He was a native of Vance County and the son of the late Pete and Emma Brandon Miles.  
He was educated in the Vance County Schools and was employed with the Vance Hotel, J.P. Taylor Tobacco Co. and the city of Henderson.  
He was the widower of Lettie M. Brandon.  
He was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church, where the funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday by Dr. J.H. Bryant. Burial will follow in Blacknall Cemetery.  
Surviving are one daughter, Rheba Hanks of Henderson; one son, Ricardo Brandon of Henderson; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Myrtle Terry, Roann Venable and Louise Hargrove; and one brother, Thurston Miles.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Garnes Funeral Chapel and all other times at the home of Ricardo Brandon, 234 Keene St.  
Pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family. Floral bearers will be nieces. Honorary floral bearers will be friends of the family.  
Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral Services.  

Lucile B. Floyd 

HENDERSON — Lucile Breedlove Floyd, 98, a former resident of Dabney Drive, died Wednesday, June 27, 2001, in a local nursing home. She was a native of Vance County and was the daughter of the late William C. and Rodella Hall Breedlove and was the widow of Stephen Clifton Floyd. 
She was a homemaker and was the oldest living member of West End Baptist Church, where she was a former Sunday School teacher. 
A graveside service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Elmwood Cemetery by the Rev. L. Yates. 
She is survived by one daughter, Dell Floyd Critcher of Roanoke, Va.; four sons, Stephen C. Floyd II of Newberry, S.C., William T. “Billy” Floyd of Henderson, Eugene F. Floyd of Durham and Ben M. Floyd of Oxford; three sisters, Mary Louise Cash of Oxford, Beth Vaughan of Henderson and Naomi Clayton of Kittrell; one brother, Doug Breedlove of Oxford; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Arnold “Bobby” Floyd. 
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 8:30 at the J.M. White Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home of Ben M. Floyd, 507 Williamsboro St., Oxford. 
Flowers will be accepted, or memorial contributions may be made to the West End Baptist Church, 619 Dabney Drive, Henderson, N.C. 27536. 
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home. 
  

William T. Gregory  

OXFORD — William Thomas Gregory, 57, of 713 Raleigh St. died Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at his home. He was the son of Beatrice Blalock Gregory and the late Arthur Gregory.  
Surviving are his wife, Annie Ruth Gregory; one daughter, Shelia B. Thornton of Oxford; three stepdaughters, Teresa Waldon, Ruthamae Waldon and Lee Ruth Waldon, all of Sandersonville, Ga.; three stepsons, Thomas Waldon, Jimmie Grooms and Larry Grooms, all of Sandersonville; his mother, Beatrice Daye of Oxford; one sister, Dorothy Harrison of Oxford; and one granddaughter.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Betts & Son Funeral Chapel by the Rev. J. Phillip Betts. Burial will follow in the Mount Spring Church Cemetery.  
The family will receive visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Betts & Son Funeral Home.  
Arrangements are by Betts & Son Funeral Home of Oxford.  

Charlie L. Keeter Jr. 

HENDERSON — Charlie Lee Keeter Jr., 61, a resident of 6435 U.S. 158 Business, died 
Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at Triangle Hospice at the Meadowlands in Hillsborough. He was a native of Warren County and was the son of Erma Wall Keeter of Cary and the late Charlie Lee Keeter Sr. He was a retired salesman for Tilton Equipment Co. 
Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in the J.M. White Funeral Home Chapel by Dr. Richard A. Walker. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens. 
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Eva Spencer Keeter of the home; one daughter, Catherine Ann K. Ayscue of Kittrell; two sons, Charlie Lee Keeter III and Terry Lynn Keeter, both of Henderson; one sister, Sally K. Puckett of Cary; one brother, Emery Lewis Keeter of Wise; and four grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 8:30 at the J.M. White Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home at 6435 U.S. 158 Business. 
Serving as active pallbearers will be Randolph Reese, Harold Stegall, Harry Lette, Alton Lowe, Phillip Spencer and C.C. “Red” King. 
Flowers are accepted, or memorial contributions may be made to the Triangle Hospice Inpatient Care Facility at the Meadowlands, 1001 Corporate Drive, Hillsborough, N.C. 27278.   
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home.   

Mary E. Morton 

OXFORD — Mary Elizabeth Morton, 80, of 6010 Horner Siding Road died Monday, June 25, 2001, at Brantwood Nursing Center.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Wright Funeral Home Chapel by Bishop Clinton Winston.  
Surviving are one sister, Dorothy Bailey of San Antonio, and one brother, William M. Morton of Durham.  
Viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Wright Funeral Home. The family received visitors at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. David Morton, 3699 Salem Road.  
Arrangements are by Wright Funeral Home.  

Maurice “Moe” Palmer 

WARRENTON — Maurice “Moe” Palmer, 40, of Warrenton died Saturday, June 23, 2001, in Richmond, Va.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Coley Springs Baptist Church in Warrenton by Elder Robert Terry. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are his parents, Osborne and Cornelia Seward Palmer of Norlina; three sisters, Faydrea D. Palmer of Henderson, Carla Y. Palmer of Middleburg and Donna Farley of Flint, Mich.; one brother, James O. Palmer of Norlina; and his grandmother, Carrie Palmer of Warrenton. 
The body will be on view today at Boyd’s Funeral Services Chapel in Warrenton until taken to the church one hour before the services Friday.  
Arrangements are by Boyd’s Funeral Services of Warrenton. 

Delores Wright  

HENDERSON — Delores Annette Alston Wright, 46, of 54 Acorn Lane died Thursday, June 21, 2001, at Maria Parham Hospital. She was a Vance County native and the daughter of Mary Wilson Davis and the late Herman Alston. She was the stepdaughter of James Edward Davis.  
She was educated in Franklin County public schools and was employed at CVS as a security guard.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. today at Feggins-Feggins Funeral Home Chapel in Wake Forest. Burial will follow in the Mitchell Baptist Church Cemetery in Franklin County.  
Surviving are her husband, Jones “Bill” Wright; four daughters, Shawonda “Nick” Noel and Deaven “Omar” Dunston, both of Henderson, and Tonica “Jerome” Boyd and Latoya Wright, both of Warrenton; one brother, James Thomas Davis of Spring Valley, N.Y.; and one sister, Lucy Betty Thorpe of Spring Valley, N.Y.; and 12 grandchildren.  
The family will receive friends at the home.  
Pallbearers and floral bearers will be friends of the family.  
Arrangements are by Garnes (Feggins) Funeral Services.  

Marilyn Evans 

WARRENTON — Marilyn Evans, 15, of Manson died Sunday, June 24, 2001, at Maria Parham Hospital in Henderson.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at United Solid Rock Faith Ministries in Warrenton. The Rev. Moore H. Bynam, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Holy Church Cemetery in Townsville.  
Surviving are her mother, Veronica Evans of the home; her father, Calvin Evans Sr. of Townsville; one brother, Sgt. Calvin Evans Jr. of the U.S. Marine Corps in Cherry Point; one sister, LaSheka Evans of Winston-Salem; her maternal grandmother, Addie Hargrove Rose of Manson; and her paternal grandmother, Annie L. Evans of Townsville.  
The family will receive relatives and friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Boyd’s Funeral Services Chapel in Warrenton.  
Arrangements are by Boyd’s Funeral Services of Warrenton. 

Lucy K. Williams 

OXFORD — Lucy King Williams, 84, of 112 Military St. died Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at her home. She was a Vance County native and the daughter of the late Casa Orell and Mattie Wilkerson King. She was the widow of Dudley B. Williams Sr.  
She was a member of Oxford Presbyterian Church and was a retired bookkeeper for the D.B. Williams Construction Co. of Oxford.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oxford Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Norman MacDowell. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.  
Surviving are a daughter, Ann Williams Currin of Oxford; two sons, Dudley B. Williams Jr. of Oxford and Alex A. Williams of Kill Devil Hills; a sister, Virginia T. King of Oxford; a brother, Kenneth King of Henderson; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.  
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be given to Oxford Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 652, 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 of Dudley and Maxine Williams, 302 Hunters Road in Oxford. 
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Oxford.
 

Ruby Y. Elliott  

OXFORD -- Ruby Young Elliott, 84, of 7684 Jack Adcock Road died Friday, June 29, 2001, in Granville Medical Center. She was a Granville County native, the daughter of the late Ossie and Lizzie Culbreth Young, and the widow of James R. Elliott.  
She was retired from Burlington Industries’ Oxford plant and was a member of Amis Chapel Baptist Church.  
Surviving are two daughters, Yolanda Elliott Blair and Rubie Joe Elliott, both of Oxford; one son, J.G. Elliott of Oxford; two sisters, Lois Y. Vaughan and Mary Helen Smith, both of Oxford; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Amis Chapel Baptist Church by the Rev. James E. Pollard. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Flowers are accepted, or memorials may be made to Amis Chapel Baptist Church, c/o Lois Vaughan, 109 Grace St., Oxford, N.C. 27565. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home in Oxford and other times at the home.  
Arrangements are by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home of Oxford. 

Ronald B. Mathews  

OXFORD -- The Rev. Ronald Bryan Mathews, 67, of 1110 College St. died Friday, June 29, 2001, at Oxford Manor. He was a Granville County native and the son of the late Richard H. and Roberta Cox Mathews.  
He was a member of and was serving as pastor of Jeffress Baptist Church in Clarksville, Va.  
After serving eight years in the U.S. Air Force, he attended business school in Goldsboro. He is a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary at Wake Forest. He was ordained as a deacon and minister in the Stovall Baptist Church. He served as business manager at Grey Stone Baptist Church in Durham for five years. He then became pastor of Jeffress Baptist Church, where he served 10 years.  
Surviving are his wife, Ann W. Mathews; one daughter, Cyndi M. Bowen of Oxford; two brothers, Richard H. Mathews Jr. of Columbia, S.C., and David L. “Snug” Mathews of Oxford; and three grandchildren.   
Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday at Stovall Baptist Church by the Revs. Patrick Cox and George Custer. Burial will follow in Meadowview Memorial Park. Flowers are accepted, or memorials may be made to Jeffress Baptist Church, c/o Myrtle Tingen, 1022 Noblin-Farm Road, Clarksville, Va. 23927.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home in Oxford and other times at the home.  
Arrangements are by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home of Oxford.  

V. Edward Rawles Jr.  

HENDERSON -- Vernon Edward “Ed” Rawles Jr., 92, of 117 Burwell Avenue, Henderson, died Friday, June 29, 2001, at his home.  
Born in Nansemond County, Virginia, he was the son of the late Vernon Edward Rawles Sr. and Ava Turner Rawles.  
Mr. Rawles was the retired owner and operator of the former Rawles Grocery and Market. He was an agent for Smith Douglas Fertilizer for some thirty-three years. He was a former employee of First National Bank and had served on the Board of Directors of Henderson Savings and Loan Company.  
He was a fifty-nine-year member of the Henderson Masonic Lodge #229 A.F. & A.M. He was a member of the Henderson York Rite Bodies and the Blandford Bute Council #18 Allied Masonic Degrees, the Sudan Shrine Temple, and the Henderson Shrine Club, where he served as treasurer from 1970 to 1982. He was Henderson Shrine Club “Shriner of the Year” in 1980.  
He was a charter member and served as the first president of the Henderson Exchange Club, was a charter member and Director Emeritus of the Vance County Historical Society. He was a former member of the Vance County Zoning Board and was a registered owner of a North Carolina Century Farm.  
He was a member and Deacon  Emeritus of First Congregational Christian Church, where he served on the Board of Trustees and the Finance Committee.  
Funeral services will be held Sunday, at 2 p.m., in First Congregational Christian Church, conducted by the Rev. George E. Williams. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens.  
Surviving are his wife of seventy-two years, Lula Mae Newman Rawles; three daughters, Betty R. Wall and husband Douglas of Wake Forest, Nancy R. Edmonds and husband Billy of Henderson, and Kaye R. Grissom and husband Bill of Henderson; a son-in-law, Macy V. Stainback of Henderson; eleven grandchildren, Eddie Stainback and wife Patsy, Kathy S. Anstead and husband Tommy, Kenny Stainback, William Edmonds III and wife Tracey, all of Henderson, Michael Wall and wife Sarah of Raleigh, Phyllis W. Carson and husband Tony of Baltimore, Md., Larry Wall and wife Brenda of Sharpsburg, N.C., Barry Wall and wife Janet of Rolesville, N.C., Evelyn E. Gay and husband Alan of Nashville, N.C., Wendy G. Tillotson and husband David of Durham, and Brian Grissom and wife Teresa of Lenoir, N.C.; and fifteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Odelle R. Stainback, and two sisters, Ruby R. Barnes and Thelma R. McHenry.  
The family will receive friends tonight, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home.  
Serving as active pallbearers will be members of the Henderson Shrine Club. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Henderson Shrine Club and Henderson Masonic Lodge.  
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to First Congregational Christian Church, c/o Mrs. R.B. Tharrington, 6004 N.C. 39 South, Henderson, N.C. 27536, or to The Shriner’s Children’s Hospitals, c/o The Amran Temple, 11101 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, N.C. 27614.  
Flowers Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Claude A. Scott 

HENDERSON -- Claude Augusta Scott, 58, of 465 Morgan Road died Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at IHS of Durham. He was a Vance County native and the son of Cora Ann Jefferson Scott and the late Sidney Scott Sr.  
He attended Vance County public schools and was a farmer until his health failed him in 1995.  
He was a member of Antioch United Church of Christ, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday by the Rev. John E. Durham and Evangelist Tina Evans. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are his mother, Cora Ann Scott of the home; four sisters, Louvionetta Henderson of Townsville, Joyce Pettaway of Buffalo Junction, Va., Reginia Henderson of Henderson and Rosa Hargrove of Maryland; and three brothers, Sidney Scott and Reginald Scott, both of Henderson, and Lenward Scott of Townsville.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Services and other times at the residence below New Hope School.  
The body will lie in state one hour at the church before the service.  
Arrangements are by Mary Davis-Royster Funeral Services.   

James P. White 

FAYETTEVILLE ­ James P. White, (also known as J.P. or Spunick) died Thursday, June 21, 2001, in Fayetteville. 
He was born on May 14, 1957 to Shirley White and the late Alvin White in Brooklyn, New York. Later he moved with his family to Henderson where he attended and graduated from Vance Senior High. After high school he joined the United States Army. He served for a 20 year team, retiring in 1996. In December 1999, he graduated with honors from Fayetteville State University, receiving a B.S. degree in Sociology. 
Funeral services will be held at noon Monday, July 1, 2001, at Williams Chapel FWB Church in Spring Lake. Burial will follow in Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery. 
He was always willing to give a helping hand to those in need. He was also known for taking on many tasks at one time like his homeless shelter, maintaining his work study job at the V.A. Medical Center, being the director of the choir at Victory Through Christ Pentecostal Ministries. In doing all that he never neglected his duties as a single father. He often volunteered at Pine Forest High School and being there when needed for his daughter’s  AFJROTC at the school. 
James has been involved in many organizations a few are the vice president of the Sociology club at Fayetteville State University, the 24th Infantry Division Voices of Victory Chorus, the Voices of Unity, member of Community Watch in University Estates, AAFES Employee Association. He attended many churches, a few are Burning Bush Holiness Church, Victory Through Christ Pentecostal Ministries and later joined Williams Chapel F.W.B. Church, where he recently was saved and baptized. 
He leaves to cherish his memory, two loving daughters, Katina (Frank) Wade of Hattiesburg, Ms. Shirlena White (Missy) of the home; two sons, Robert (Lisa) Robinson of Fayetteville, James (Charita) White (Mann) of Wiesbaden Germany; three grandchildren, Julian, Dawon, Kameshia; his mother, Shirley White of Henderson; three sisters, Renee (Trent) Bennett of Henderson, Kim (Marvin) Cooper of Des Moines, Iowa, Susan (Lee) Harris of Henderson; three brothers, Alvin (Naomi) White of Austell, Ga., George White and Joseph White, both of Henderson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, saints, friends and very special friend, sister-in-law Vicky Jones of Hinesville, Ga.  
He also was preceded in death by his best friend Louis Brumfield. 
Wiseman Mortuary Inc. of Fayetteville was in charge of arrangements.




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