Miscellaneous Henderson County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Esther C. Carter 
OXFORD -- Esther Crews Carter, 69, of 6125 Cornwall Road died Wednesday, July 18, 2001, at her residence.  
She was a retired educator with the Granville County school system and a former employee of the Granville County Department of Social Services. She was a member of Timothy Darling Presbyterian Church and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wright Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Dawes family cemetery.  
Surviving are one daughter, Lesa Carter of the home; two sons, Larry Keith Carter of Durham and Brian Carter of Tennessee; one brother, Jerome Crews Jr. of Oxford; four stepchildren; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  
The family will receive visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wright Funeral Home. 
  

Hervone ‘Buster’ Carter 

OXFORD -- Hervone “Buster” Carter, 77, of 345 Henderson St. died Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Durham.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Wright Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Lacy Joyner. Burial will be in Sand Hills State Veterans Cemetery in Fayetteville.  
Surviving are one daughter, Jerrie Bradley of Pasadena, Calif.; her mother, Lillian Fields Roquemore of Pasadena; one sister, Cleo Edwards of Pasadena; two brothers, Robert Roquemore and John Roquemore, both of Altadena, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  
The body will lie in state from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Wright Funeral Home.  
  

Zaria Mona Lewis and 
Zara Monique Lewis 

HENDERSON -- Zaria Mona Lewis and Zara Monique Lewis, twin infant daughters of Latoya Davis and Eugene Duran Lewis, died Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at Maria Parham Hospital.  
Surviving, in addition to their parents, are the maternal grandparents, Cynthia Faulkner and William Warren; the paternal grandparents, Maria Scott and Plummer Lewis; two sisters, Shechinah Davis and Dajna Lewis; a maternal great-grandmother, Josephine Davis Taylor; and a paternal great-grandmother, Mary Lewis.  
Graveside services will be held at 5 p.m. Friday at Mount Olive Baptist Church Cemetery.  
The family will be at 106 Carmel Ridge Road, Henderson.  
Arrangements are by E.C. Terry’s Funeral Service.

Hilda E. Adams 
HENDERSON -- Hilda Euretha Adams, 80, formerly of 307 Keene St., Henderson, died Thursday, July 19, 2001, in a local nursing home. She was a Vance County native and the daughter of the late Esker R. and Carrie Williams Adams.  
She was a retired employee of Purolator Inc. and was a member of North Henderson Baptist Church.  
Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Carey Baptist Church Cemetery by the Rev. Danielle Kirkland.  
Surviving are three sisters, Meta A. Davis of Angier, Carrie A. McFall of Henderson and Shirley A. O’Neal of Wanchese; and a brother, Donald R. Adams of Winston-Salem.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home of her sister Carrie McFall, 1532 Lynne Ave., Henderson.  
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home of Henderson.  

Kathryn D. Bullock  

NORLINA -- Kathryn D. Bullock, 45, of Norlina died Monday, July 16, 2001, at Duke University Medical Center in Durham.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Oak Level United Church of Christ in Manson by the Rev. Leon White, pastor. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are two sons, Kelvin Steven and Roy Lamont Bullock, both of the home; her mother, Elizabeth Hargrove Bullock of Oine; two sisters, Mary E. Bullock of Temple Hills, Md., and Linda Ann Bullock of Oine; and one brother, Albert Bullock Jr. of Warrenton.  
Arrangements are by R.H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton.  

Sarah B. Elliott  

OXFORD -- Sarah Baker Elliott, 66, of 908 Roxboro Road died Wednesday, July 18, 2001, at her residence. She was a Granville County native and the daughter of the late Allan P. and Mattie Bentley Baker.  
She was a member of Hester Baptist Church.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday at Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Leslie Giles. Burial will follow in Hester Baptist Church Cemetery.  
Surviving are her husband, Julius F. Elliott; two daughters, Teresa Elliott of Fayetteville and LuAnne Elliott of Oxford; one son, Jay Elliott of Summerfield; two siblings, Allan P. Baker Jr. of Oxford and Charles Currin of Clearwater, Fla.; and 11 grandchildren.  
Flowers are accepted, or memorials may be made to Hester Baptist Church, P.O. Box 964, Oxford, N.C. 27565.  
Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home in Oxford and other times at the home.  
Arrangements are by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home of Oxford.  

Clarence M. Ellis 

HENDERSON -- Clarence M. Ellis, 75, of the Senior Citizens Home died Wednesday, July 18, 2001, at Maria Parham Hospital.  
The family will be at 614 Powell St.  
Arrangements will be announced by Garnes Funeral Service.  

Thomas Henderson  

MANSON -- Thomas Henderson, 79, has died. He was a native of Manson and the son of the late Gabriel and Lucenda Henderson. He was one of 10 children, with five sisters and four brothers.  
He joined the U.S. Navy in 1944 and was honorably discharged in 1946. He relocated to Philadelphia and worked for the Reading and Pennsylvania Railroad for 32 years until retirement.  
Funeral services will be conducted on Monday at New Salem Baptist Church in Philadelphia, with viewing scheduled to be held from 9 to 10 a.m.   
Surviving are his wife, Ruth Henderson; two stepdaughters, Anna Lee Taylor of New York and Jo Dorothy Frazer of Hilton Head Island, S.C.; one brother, James Henderson; and several grandchildren.  
Arrangements are by Ray Funeral Home of Philadelphia.  
  

Merritt Kimball  

WARRENTON -- Merritt Kimball, 86, of the Olive Grove community died Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at the Warren Hills Nursing Facilities in Warrenton.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday at Olive Grove Baptist Church in Littleton by the Rev. Charles E. Walton, pastor. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Pattie Hawkins Kimball of Littleton; one daughter, Alice Swannetta; two sons, Charles Stephen and Nathaniel Agusta; seven grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Bertha Bean, Lila Miller and Eloise Brown.  
Arrangements are by R.H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton.  
  

Johanna L. Milam  

WARRENTON -- Johanna L. Milam, 46, of the Connell Road community died Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at her residence.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Boyd’s Funeral Services Chapel in Warrenton by the Rev. Lawrence Harrison. Burial will follow in the Milam family cemetery in Macon.  
Surviving are four sons, John Milam and Keith Milam, both of the home, and Randy Milam and Franklin Milam, both of Warrenton; two daughters, Erica Milam of Warrenton and Samantha Milam of the home; two grandchildren; her mother, Hannah Blake Milam of Queens, N.Y.; three sisters, Francis Jefferson and Candace Milam, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Felicia Bryant of Far Rockaway, N.Y.; and one brother, Jeremiah Milam of New Jersey.  
The body will be on view today at Boyd’s Funeral Services Chapel until the hour of the services.  
Arrangements are by Boyd’s Funeral Services of Warrenton.  
  

Hazel ‘McMaster’ Purdy 

HENDERSON -- Hazel “McMaster” Purdy, 89, a Coraopolis resident for most of her life, died Wednesday, July 18, 2001, in Henderson. She was a native of Sewickley, Pa., and the daughter of the late Joseph Rodd and Caroline Challis McMaster. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver Cavitt Purdy.  
She was a member of Greystone United Presbyterian Church and a retired schoolteacher.  
Surviving are her daughter, Ruth H. Kozak of Oxford; her sister, Marjorie Helm of Mount Lebanon; her brother, Joe McMaster of Coraopolis; two granddaughters; and three great-grandchildren.  
Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Coraopolis Cemetery by Dr. Jeffrey Sterling.  
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1323 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15219.  
Local arrangements are by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home of Oxford.  
  

Emmett N. Roberts  

HENDERSON -- Emmett Noah Roberts, 87, of 517 Birch Circle died Thursday, July 19, 2001, at Maria Parham Hospital. He was a native of Mecklenburg County, Va., and the son of the late Samuel Love and Mattie Ramsey Roberts.  
He was an automotive front-end alignment specialist at various garages in Henderson for most of his life and retired from Rosemart Inc. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a member of Gospel Baptist Church. He was a member of the Henderson Masonic Lodge No. 229 AF&AM.  
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Flowers Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Robert Greene Jr. Burial, with Masonic rites, will follow in Sunset Gardens.  
Surviving are his wife, Mabel King Roberts; two daughters, Elsie R. Tolbert of South Hill, Va., and Juanita R. Davis of Henderson; and one grandchild.  
Masons will serve as active pallbearers.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home.  
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.  
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home of Henderson.  
  

Addie B. Seamster Jr. 

RALEIGH -- Addie Batcher “Mickey” Seamster Jr., 57, of 1300 Western Blvd. died Thursday in Raleigh. He was a native of Vance County and was the son of the 
late Addie Batcher Seamster Sr. and Juanita Strange Seamster Buchanan. 
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in the J.M. White Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Leon Gupton. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens. 
He is survived by one sister, Cheryl F. Seamster of Creedmoor. 
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 8:30 at the J.M. White Funeral Home. 
Serving as active pallbearers will be Tim Christian, James Thompson, Craven Hough, Tim Strange and Maynard Pegram. 
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home.   
  

Grover L. Shearin  

WARRENTON -- Grover Lee Shearin, 84, died Tuesday, July 17, 2001. He was a Warren County native and the son of the late Jesse Vance Shearin and Ellen Wemyss Shearin.  
He was a retired farmer.  
Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Littleton.  
Surviving is one sister, Belle Bright of Warrenton.  
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Blaylock Funeral Home in Warrenton.  
Arrangements are by Blaylock Funeral Home of Warrenton.




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