Miscellaneous Orange County, North Carolina Obituaries

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COLE

CHAPEL HILL - Lynda Painter Cole, 58, a vivacious woman who lived a full and rich life of important work and great fun, died of liver cancer at 5 a.m. Friday at UNC Hospital.
Visitation will be 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday at Walker's Funeral Home in Chapel Hill, and interment will be private in Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery. A celebration of her life will be held later by her friends.
Lynda was born March 11, 1942, to Maxwell and Flora Painter in Fort Worth, Texas. She graduated from Pascal High School in Fort Worth, then earned her BA in mathematics and MA in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin. She was very active at UT, teaching dance, participating in Orange Jackets and working the the Texas Union.
She married Richard R. Cole, a fellow graduate student, in 1968, and they moved to Minneapolis, where she worked for Northlands Regional medical Program in St. Paul while he earned his doctorate.
In 1971, the Coles came to Chapel Hill. She worked for the Carolina Population Center, and he joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communication, later becoming dean.
Since 1976, Lynda has worked at Family Health International in the Research Triangle Park. She began in the Clinical Trials Division, managing many of the organization's large-scale multicenter clinical trials. She served as associate director, then as deputy director of FHI's AIDS Technical Support Project from 1987 to 1993, managing programs in the Eastern Caribbean, and overseeing AIDSTECH activities in information, education, communication, training and condom logistics.
Since 1993, Lynda has been director of FHI's Field Operations Division, providing leadership in the strategic programming of FHI's resources from a regional and country perspective and overseeing projects around the world. She published extensively in professional journals and traveled widely in her work, notably in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America. At FHI, she was instrumental in attracting numerous federal grants worth millions of dollars, and she mentored many other people.
"Lynda's professional commitment was to improving reproductive health in the developing world." Dr. Theodore King, former president of FHI, said this week. "Her 24-year career at Family Health International was dedicated to improving family-planning methods available to women in the Third World and to reducing the risk of their acquiring the AIDS virus.
"She's an absolutely marvelous person." JoAnn Lewis, senior vice president of reproductive health services at FHI, said, "Lynda has touched the lives of so many people in so many ways. Her strong desire to make the world a better place has been at the core of her 24 years of dedicated service to FHI. She has always given to the maximum of her intelligence, energy and vision and has always wholeheartedly embraced new challenges. She will be deeply missed by all who have known her as a colleague and as a friend."
To recognize Lynda as a staff member who "personifies Family Health International's commitment to its mission," the FHI board has created the Lynda P. Cole Award of Excellence to be presented annually to an outstanding employee.
Lynda's personal life was as full and varied as her work.
In 1974, she and her husband designed their home in Chapel Hill, then over the years, they filled it with collections of Vanderveen and Oaxaca animals, Waterford crystal, mushrooms and Beanie Babies.
She enjoyed entertaining, especially with theme parties, including an annual Pisces party for a number of years. A favorite broccoli and cheese dip was named for her: Broccolynda. Parties were especially successful when lynda climbed a tree, as she did in Austin, or a rock, as she did in Chapel Hill.
Lynda loved Texas, Tex-Mex food, a Saturday shopp Published December 16, 2000.

MARCINOWSKI

CREEDMOOR - Jimmy Wayne Marcinowski, 47, a resident of 1528 Olive Circle, was killed in an automobile accident on Friday, December 15th. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and will be announced later. Published December 16, 2000.

POOLE

ROXBORO - Anna Hazel Barbee Poole, age 81, of 12728 HWY 501 N., died Friday, December 15, 2000 at Durham Regional Hospital. Born in Orange Co., she was daughter of the late Charles Thomas Barbee and Martha Anna Clayton Barbee. She was a member of Rougemont United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Poole is survived by her husband, George Russell Poole; one daughter and son-in-law, Linda P. and Joseph Hicks, of 1387 Blackard Rd., Roxboro; one brother Carlis T. Barbee, of Fayetteville; two grandchildren, Joel N. Hicks, of Roxboro, and Johanna Blood and husband Bill, of Alpharetta, GA.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Brooks & White Chapel by Rev. Steve Hall and Stewart Crank.
Visitation will be held 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Brooks & White Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to a local SPCA Chapter or a charity of one's choice. Published December 16, 2000.

RAGLAND

DANVILLE, VA - Mr. Frank Ross Ragland, 80, died Monday, December 11, 2000 at Lynchburg Baptist Hospital in Lynchburg, VA. A private memorial service will be held. Arrangements are by Cremation Society of Virginia. Let them know you're thinking about them. Send your condolences on-line from our web site www.virginiacremation.com. Published December 16, 2000.

RIGGAN

MACON - Alice Rebecca Duncan Riggan, age 90, formerly of Macon, died Thursday at Warren Hills Nursing Center. Rev. Frank Mullis and Rev. Fletcher Dickerson will officiate. Services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Blaylock Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Macon. The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Blaylock Funeral Home. Published December 16, 2000.

ROBBINS

JACKSONVILLE, FLA - Mrs. Vera Robbins, passed away peacefully in her sleep. Mrs. Robbins, a longtime resident of Durham, was predeceased by husband, Clyde, in 1996 and five sisters and a brother. She will be lovingly remembered by her son, Steve (Judy) and granddaughters, Heather and Emily, of Jacksonville, and her daughter, Sherry (Gerritt) of Edmonton, Alberta and her grandsons, Brendan (Hollie) and great-grandson, Ethan of Calgary, Alberta and Robin (Mary) of Baton Rouge. Mrs. Vera Robbins, who has been cremated, will be mourned in a family prayer service in Jacksonville, on December 19. A memorial service will be held for her in Durham at a later date. Messages of condolences to srobbins@compusmart.ab.ca. Published December 16, 2000.

SPICER

CALLANDS, VA - Mr. Richard Lee Spicer, 73, husband of Vivian Lee Spivey Spicer, died Thursday, December 14, 2000 at Danville Regional Medical Center in Danville. A private memorial service will be held. Arrangements are by Cremation Society of Virginia. Let them know you're thinking about them. Send your condolences on-line from our web sitewww.virginiacremation.com. Published December 16, 2000.

AHN

CHAPEL HILL - Dr. Kwang-Li Ahn, age 46, died Saturday, January 20, 2001. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Walker's Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Chapel Memorial Cemetery. Published January 23, 2001.

BARRETT

HILLSBOROUGH - Eleanor Barrett, age 89, died Sunday, January 21, 2001. Arrangements by Cremation Society of the Carolinas, Raleigh. Published January 23, 2001.

BOYD

CHAPEL HILL - Lawrence Andrew Boyd, age 90, died Monday, January 22, 2001. A lifelone Texan, Mr. Boyd was a educator of 45 years, moving to Chapel Hill in 1990 with his wife the late Vera M. Boyd to be closer to his family.
A 32nd degree Mason, he received his 50 year pin from Texas Masonic Lodge.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Walker Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Betty B. and Don Francisco of Chapel Hill, granddaughter, Vivian Strader, great-granddaughters, Angela and Kimberly Strader all of Kernersville, many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society 11 S. Boylan Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603.
Arrangements are with Walker's Funeral Home, Chapel Hill. Published January 23, 2001.

GOLDWASSER

CHAPEL HILL - Lawrence Goldwasser, age 84, died Saturday, January 20, 2001. Arrangements by Cremation Society of the Carolinas.
Published January 23, 2001.

PARKER

HILLSBOROUGH - Mrs. Hazel Thompson Parker, 86, resident of Hillsborough, died Monday morning in Triangle Hospice Meadowlands in Hillsborough following declining health. She was born in Orange County, the daughter of the late William J. and Fannie
Riley Thompson. She was the wife of the late Calvin Parker. Mrs. Parker was a retired employee of Cone Mills. She was a member of Eno United Methodist Church and was the church's pianist for over 50 years. She was preceeded in death by a brother, Harold Thompson.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Betty P. Ray and her husband, Phil, of Durham and Mrs. Pamela P. Driver and her husband, Bill, of Willow Spring; one brother, Reid Thompson and his wife, Hazel, of Hillsborough; five nieces and three nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in Clements Funeral Chapel in Hillsborough by Rev. Shawn Blackwelder and Rev. Wayne Gillespie. Burial will follow in the Hillsborough Town Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home, 148 N. Churton St. in Hillsborough.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Eno United Methodist Church, 903 Eno St., Hillsborough, N.C. 27278 or to Triangle Hospice, 1804 Martin Luther King Pkwy, Suite 112, Durham, N.C. 27707. Published January 23, 2001.

PUBLICOVER

CHAPEL HILL - Florence Publicover, age 86, died Friday, January 19, 2001. Arrangements by Cremation Society of the Carolinas, Raleigh. Published January 23, 2001.

COLEMAN

RALEIGH - Olive M. Coleman, age 91, died Saturday, January 20, 2001. Funeral services will be held Sunday, February 4, 2001 at 2 p.m. Pullen Memorial Baptist Church 1801 Hillsborough, St. Friends will be received 1:30 p.m. prior to the service. Published January 23, 2001.

CULPEPPER

WENDELL - Ty Albert Culpepper, age 90, died Sunday, January 21, 2001. Arrangements by Cremation Society of the Carolinas, Raleigh. Published January 23, 2001.

DUNKLEY

ROXBORO - Richard Arnold Dunkley, age 87, of 9079 Charlie Stovall Road, Roxboro, NC died Monday, January 22, 2001 at his home. He was born in Granville County to the late Richard King and Etta Tuck Dunkley.
Mr. Dunkley was a retired farmer and an active member of the Union United Church of Christ in Virgilina where he served as deacon for 58 years, church Sunday School treasurer for 28 years, and church secretary for 29 years.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Ethel Eakes Dunkley of the home, two daughters, Louise D. Stowe and husband Floyd of New Orleans, Louisana and Cathy D. Lowery and husband Brian, of Roxboro; one brother, Cleo A. Dunkley, and one sister Esther D. Perkins both of Roxboro, four grandchildren, Chip Stowe, Rich Stowe, Danile Lowery, and Anna Lowery, and one great grandchild, Ashton Stowe.
The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Union United Church of Christ in Virgilina with the Rev. Michael Wilburn and the Rev. Bobby Whitfield officiating. Burial will be in the Virgilina Cemetery. The family will recieve friends 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Brooks & White Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Bill Dunkley, Malcolm Dunkley, Dale Reynolds, Ryan Perkins, Mike Billings and Elmo Yancey.
Memorials may be made to Union United Church of Christ, PO Box 148 Virgilina, VA., 24598 or a charity of one's choice. Published January 23, 2001.

EUBANKS

MEBANE - Mr. Robert Ward Eubanks, age 81, of 2502 Hwy 119 South, formerly of 112 Dogwood Drive, died Sunday, January 21, 2001 at Presbyterian Home of Hawfields.
He was a native of Chatham Co., and a retired employee of White Furniture Co. Son of the late Jacob and Nora Sturdivant Eubanks.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 24, 2001, at McClure Funeral Home, Chapel. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church Cemetery.
Dr. Terry Farmer, pastor of First Baptist Church, Mebane will officiate.
Survivors include, sister, Mrs. Anna E. Atwater, of Chapel Hill and three nieces and one nephew.
He was a member of First Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends at McClure Funeral Home, one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Presbyterian Home of Hawfields, 2502 Hwy 119 South Mebane, NC 27302 or a charity of one's choice. Published January 23, 2001.

FLEMING

WARRENTON - Sol Benjamine Fleming, Jr. died Monday, January 22, 2201 at Maria Parham Hospital. The family will receive friends at Blaylock Funeral Home in Warrenton Tuesday night from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at Blaylock Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Warren Plains Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Published January 23, 2001.

FULLER

TIMBERLAKE - Mrs. Wanda Gail Speed Fuller, age 37, of 4401 Pixley Pritchard Road, died Saturday morning, January 20, 2001 in an auto accident.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. at New St. James Baptist Church in Timberlake. The services will be conducted by Rev. George Bullock and the burial will follow in the family cemetery.
Survivors are daughters, Rhona Nickole Thorpe and Nichgail Danielle Fuller both of the home; Her parent, Charlie Nelson Speed and Mildred H. Speed both of Timberlake; brothers, Melvin Speed of Baltimore, MD; and Nello Speed of Timberlake, sisters, Nelvyn Dixon of Durham, Marion S. Jay of Timberlake, Barbara Hughes of Semora, and Penny Mae Speed of Roxboro, a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
The family will be at the funeral home Tuesday evening 7-8 p.m.
Arrangements by Hester-Whitted & Daye Funeral Service of Roxboro. Published January 23, 2001.

GENTRY

ROUGEMONT - Mabel Nichols Gentry, age 99, of 56
Road, died Monday, January 22, 2001 in the Person Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, January 25,2001 in the Red Mt. Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Brooks & White Funeral Home. Published January 23, 2001.

HESTER

OXFORD - Mrs. Catherine '' Teensi '' Hester age 50, a resident of 3069 Gela Road , died Saturday, January 20, 2001 at the Duke Medical Center . Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Betts and Son Chapel. Burial will follow in the Davis Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Betts and Son Funeral Home, Inc. Published January 23, 2001.

IRBY

ALTON, VA - Willie Edward Irby, age 73, formerly of Huell Matthews Highway died Sunday, in the Halifax Regional Hospital in South Boston, Va.
He had been a resident of the Woodview Nursing Home in South Boston for the last 18 months. Mr. Irby was son of the late Luther Wharton and Lottie Smith Irby.
He was a retired farmer and a member of the Bethel Hill Baptist church.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Ruth Bowes Irby of the home, three sons, Allen Irby of Roxboro, Walter Irby and David Irby, both of Alton, VA; four daughters, Barbara Hutchins and Ann Rogers, both of Roxboro, Joyce Guill of South Boston, VA., and Mary Reagan of Cluster Spring, VA., brother, Bob Irby of Roxboro; four sisters, Dorothy Stone, Marion Whitfield, and Helen Loftis all of Roxboro, and Alease McBrain of Silver Springs, MD; and nine grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, 2001 in the Bethel Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy Lynch and the Rev. Jack Stewart officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Brooks & White Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Bethel Hill Baptist Church, c/o Robert Brooks, 156 Dorothy Brooks Lane, Roxboro, NC 27573, or the charity of one's choice. Published January 23, 2001.

KINSEY

CHARLESTON, SC - Karen Dianne Kinsey, age 45 formerly of Greenville, died Saturday, January 20, 2001 after a lengthy battle with breast cancer. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. St. Michael's Lutheran Church, Greenville with pastor Robert Miles officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m. at the church. Published January 23, 2001.

LOCKHART

RALEIGH - Glenn Lockhart, died Monday, January 22, 2001. Arrangements by Cremation Society of the Carolinas. Published January 23, 2001.

NEMEREVER

CARY - Dr. Leon Nemerever age 75, died Thursday, January 18, 2001. Arrangements by Cremation Society of the Carolinas. Published January 23, 2001.

PITTMAN

MEBANE - Mary Fussell Pittman, age 86, of 2502 S. NC Hwy 119 died Sunday, at Presbyterian Home of Hawfield. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church. Burial at Shallow Well United Church of Christ Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 23, 2001 6-8 p.m. at Bridges Cameron Funeral Home. Published January 23, 2001.

RUCKER

ROXBORO - Margaret Sophie Rucker, age 86, of 288 N. Ridge Circle, died Friday, January 19, 2001 at Person Memorial Hospital. Born in Middlegrove, NY, she was the daughter of the late Augustus and Marie Andress Rucker. She was a WWII Army Nurse Veteran.
After the service, she would fly into remote parts of Alaska to provide healthcare for people with minimal access. She retired from Saratoga Springs Hospital in New York having served as supervisor of the children's unit. She had attended Theresa Baptist Church.
Mrs. Rucker is survived by a niece, Margaret R. Rheubottom, of Roxboro; a nephew, Ronald Rucker, of Saratoga Springs, NY; six great nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held in New York at a later date. Published January 23, 2001.

TAYLOR

CLARKSVILLE, VA - Miss Gloria Jean Taylor, age 40 entered eternal rest, Sunday, January 21, at Halifax Regional Hospital, South Boston. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, January 25, at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church Thursday one hour prior to the service. Published January 23, 2001.

TERRELL

GRAHAM - Mrs. Clara Hughes Jones Terrell , age 65, of 601 Paris St., Graham, died Sunday, January 21, 2001.
She was a retired teacher having taught at Graham Middle School for over 30 years, culminating a 36 year career in teaching with both the Burlington City School system and the Alamance County School system. She was daughter of the late Casper L. and Clara Hudges Jones.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at First United Methodist Church of Graham. Burial at Graham Memorial Park. The Rev. Paul Phillips will officiate.
Survivors include her husband, Mr. Marvin E. Terrell, of the home, daughters, Ms. Susan Hughes Terrell, of Greensboro, and Ms. Elizabeth Anne ''Betsy'' Terrell, of Graham.
Mrs. Terrell is also survived by her aunt, Miss Sarah C. Hughes, of Graham, who reared her.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Graham, former member of the Alpha Delta Kappa Professional Sorority attended Guilford College and graduated from Elon College.
The family will receive friends at the Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Graham., Tuesday night, 6-8 p.m.
Other times they will be at the residence.
Memorials may be made to the Organ Fund of the First United Methodist Church, 303 N. Main St., Graham, NC 27253. Published January 23, 2001.

BOOTH

OXFORD - Jack E. Booth Sr., 68, a resident of 4576 Hight Rd., died Thursday, February 22, at Duke Medical Center.
A native of Morgan County, Ga., he was the son of the late Ernest Paul Booth and Rosa Dickerson Booth Wilkerson. He was of the Methodist faith and was a retired long-distance truck driver for Sherman and Body Inc.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Eakes Funeral Chapel in Oxford by the Rev. Carolyn Sims. Burial will be in Meadowview Memorial Park.
Surviving are his wife, Rebecca "Becky" Dement Booth, of the home; a daughter, Penney Booth Christian and husband, Paul, of Buckhead, Ga.; two sons, Jack E. Booth Jr. and wife, Velvet, of Oxford, and Paul G. Booth and wife, Heather, of Cary; two brothers, E. Thomas Booth, of Lexington, S.C., and Walter L. Booth, of Mebane; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation 7-8:30 p.m. Friday at the Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford and at other times at the home. Published February 23, 2001.

GREGORY

OXFORD - Funeral services for Mr. Dexter Gregory, 4, will be conducted Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Michael Creek Baptist Church by the Rev. Dan Terry. Mr. Gregory will lie in state Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Wright Funeral Home. Published February 23, 2001.

JONES

RALEIGH - Ruby Adams Jones, 91, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2001. A memorial service will be held at the Springmoor Life Care Retirement Community auditorium, at 1500 Sawmill Rd., on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Ruby's family will receive friends at the conclusion of the memorial service in the auditorium. Please call 919-848-7000 if you need more information. Published February 23, 2001.

PARKER

MEBANE - Mrs. Lunette Jeffries Parker, 89, of 6007 Preacher Hayes Rd., died February 20, 2001, at White Oak Manor, Burlington, following several years of declining health. She was born in Alamance Co., daughter of the late Worth Jeffries and Addie Jeffries. Mrs. Parker was a retired chef from the Riverside Cafe and attended Martin's Chapel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Rudy Parker Sr.
Surviving are two sons, Joseph R. (Nellie) Parker Jr., of Durham, and Freddie E. (Gail) Parker, of Graham; two daughters, Mrs. Zelma J. Hayes, of Richville, N.Y., and Ms. Addie L. Parker, of Mebane; one step-brother, Mr. Otha Burnett, of Greensboro; one sister, Ms. Odessa Jeffries, of Greensboro; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 24, 2001, at Martin's Chapel Baptist Church, by the Rev. Henry L. Simmons, pastor of Martin's Chapel Baptist Church and the Rev. Ronald H. Brooks, eulogist and pastor of New Life Non-Denominational Church in Roxboro. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday, February 23, 7 to 8 p.m., at Blackwell Funeral Home, Burlington, and at other times at the home.
The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Martin's Chapel Baptist Church, 5043 Martin's Chapel Church Rd., Mebane, N.C. 27302. Published February 23, 2001.

VICKERS

HENDERSON - Funeral services for Mrs. Eunice Banks Vickers, 60, will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Moriah A.M.E. Zion Church. Mrs. Vickers will lie in state Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Wright Funeral Home. Published February 23, 2001.

WALLACE

SANFORD - Mary Melvinna Taunton Wallace, 87, of 300 Westover Dr., died Wednesday, February 21, 2001, at Keller's Oakhaven Rest Home. She was a native of Elmore Co., Ala., and was preceded in death by her parents, James and Sarah Taunton. Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home. Published February 23, 2001.

WATKINS

CAMDER, S.C. - Mrs. Deborah Harris Watkins, age 46, was fatally injured in an automobile accident Thursday, February 22, 2001, in Camder. Funeral services will be announced later by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home in Oxford, N.C. Published February 23, 2001.


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