|Obituaries from the Wednesday, September 27, 2000 issue of The
M. Eugene Ashby
The funeral for Morris Eugene Ashby, 61, of Roxboro, who died Sunday,
Sept. 24, 2000, in Duke University Medical Center, was conducted at 11
a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26, in Brooks & White Funeral Home chapel by the
Rev. Dr. Victor Blackwell and the Rev. David Woodhouse. Burial was in Olive
Branch Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Ashby was a native of Person County, the son of the late Turner
Samuel and Mollie Wilborn Ashby.
He was a former employee of Collins & Aikman Corp.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
He was a member of Olive Branch Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Annette Ashby Moore; two brothers, Harvey
Ashby of Roxboro and Hugh Ashby of Creedmoor; two grandchildren, Jerrod
and Marisa A. Moore.
Memorials may be made to Olive Branch Baptist Church, 7588 Dirgie Mine
Rd., Roxboro, NC 27573.
The funeral for Collin Barnett, 64, of Roxboro, who died Sunday, Sept.
24, 2000 in Person Memorial Hospital, will be conducted at 1 p.m., Thursday,
Sept. 28, in Olive Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. Brud Perry. Burial
will be in the church cemetery.
Mr. Barnett was a native of Person County.
He was a member of Olive Grove Baptist Church in Leasburg.
Surviving are five sisters, Hurley Shaw and Irene Williams, both of
Roxboro, Grace Barnett of New Jersey, Mary Johnson of Washington D.C. and
Martha Bradsher of Brockton, Mass.; two brothers, Charlie Barnett of Roxboro
and John Barnett of New Jersey.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., today, Sept. 27, in Cunningham
& Nelson Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Charlie Barnett,
5229 Semora Rd., Roxboro.
Howard N. Brooks
The funeral for Howard Nubie Brooks, 76, of 10425 Greglyn Dr., Richmond,
Va., who died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000 in Chippenham Medical Center, will
be conducted at 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 28, in Theresa Baptist Church by
the Rev. Herbert Brown. Burial will be in Person Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Brooks was a native of Person County, the son of the late Raleigh
and Mary Clark Brooks.
He was retired from McLean Trucking Co.
He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II.
He was a former member of the Moose Lodge.
Surviving are his wife Elizabeth Duncan Brooks; a son, Dean Brooks
of Roxboro; two daughters, Sherry Brooks and Robin Brooks, both of Richmond,
Va.; a sister, Dorothy B. Coates of Semora; and two grandchildren, Brandy
Brooks and Emily B. Rackley.
Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today, Sept. 27, at Brooks
& White Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Earl Schutte, Wayne Gentry, Steve Evans, Johnny
Oakley, Johnny Blanks, Perry Duncan, Edwin Ellis and Mark Duncan.
Memorials may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Eastern
N.C. Chapter, 3101 Industrial Dr., #210, Raleigh, NC 27609.
Louise C. Day
The funeral for Louise Cates Day, 82, of 324 S. Lamar St., who died
Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000 of complications with myeloma cancer and a brief
period of declining health, will be conducted at 11 a.m., today, Sept.
27, in Long Memorial United Methodist Church by the Rev. Dr. John Harwood
and the Rev. Dr. Wallace Kirby. Burial will be in Burchwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Day was a native of Person County, the daughter of the late James
Columbus and Annie Hester Cates. Her late husband was Isaac Newton Day.
She was educated privately and in the public schools of Person County,
attended college at East Carolina University, majoring in education and
did graduate work at N.C. State University.
She retired from teaching in 1976 having taught at Bethel Hill, Cavel,
Olive Hill and Woodland elementary Schools. She maintained an active interest
in education throughout her life. The Elizabeth Newton Day Steagall Scholarship
was established at Greensboro College and endowed by friends and family
to the memory of her late daughter.
For 60 years, she was a member of Long Memorial United Methodist Church,
where she served as secretary of the administrative board, president of
the United Methodist Women, circle chairman, Sunday school teacher and
church recorder. She was a member of Circle No. 2.
She was active in The Research Club, Retired Teachers Association,
The 100 Club of Greensboro College and sorority, Delta Kappa Gamma, Beta
Surviving are a daughter, Anne-Louise Day Hatfield of Atlanta, Ga.;
two sisters, Annie Thompson Cates of Roxboro and Elizabeth Hicks of Hurdle
Mills; two grandsons, William Raleigh-Hester Hatfield and John Thompson-Newton
Hatfield, both of Atlanta, Ga.
Pallbearers will be Timothy Carter, Jim Cates, Kevin Cates, Lin Cates,
Walter Cates, Sammy Hawkins, Joe Moize, Clifton Sherman, Dr. Robert Stockard
and Wayne Winstead.
Visitation will be at the home.
Memorials may be made to the Elizabeth Newton Day Steagall Scholarship,
c/o W.G. Poole, V.P., Greensboro College, 815 West Market St., Greensboro,
NC 27401-1875 and to Long Memorial UMC, P.O. Box 310, Roxboro, NC 27573.
Arrangements are by Brooks & White Funeral Home.
Louise P. Lowery
The funeral for Louise Puryear Lowery, 82, of 121687 Virgilina Rd.,
who died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2000 in Roxboro Nursing Center following a brief
illness, was conducted at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26, in High View Baptist
Church by the Rev. J.D. Moore and the Rev. Buddy Hall. Burial was in the
Mrs. Lowery was a native of Halifax County, Va., the daughter of the
late Ruffin and Elizabeth Elliott Puryear. Her late husband was Edgar H.
She was retired from Burlington Industries of Clarksville, Va.
She was a member of High View Baptist Church.
Surviving are four daughters, Rachel L. Hite of Raleigh, Yvonne L.
Glasscock, Bonnied L. Phillips and Dean L. Puryear, all of Roxboro; a son,
Landy Lowery of Hopewell, Va.; 13 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Marty Hite, Dale Phillips, Chris Phillips, Paul Phillips,
Michael Lowery and Glenn Glassock.
Memorials may be made to High View Baptist Church Building Fund, 144
High View Church Rd., Roxboro, NC 27573.
Beatrice Y. Poteat
The funeral for Beatrice Pearl Y. Poteat, 73, of 443 Long Store Rd.,
who died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000 in Duke University Medical Center, will
be conducted at 2 p.m., today, Sept. 27, in Old Mt. Zion Baptist Church
by the Rev. Marcus Vann and Bishop Wayne Bass. Burial will be in the church
Surviving are four daughters, Shirley Poteat of the home, Bertha Smith,
Sadie Poteat and Carrie Butler, all of Roxboro; eight sons, Woodrow Poteat
of Harrisburg, Penn., Frank Poteat Jr., Lewell Poteat and Jerry Poteat,
all of Roxboro, Willie Gene Poteat of the home, Wayne Poteat of Yanceyville,
Barry Poteat of Alton, Va. and Alexander Poteat of Milton; five brothers,
Lewis Yarborough of Raleigh, Robert Yarborough of Fort Dix, N.J., Frank
Yarborough, Ed Yarborough and Alex Yarborough, all of Roxboro; four sisters,
Ruby Street, Helen Jones, Dora Johnson and Hurley Thompson, all of Roxboro;
22 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Hester, Whitted & Daye Funeral Service.
Obituaries from the Saturday, December 2, 2000 issue of The Courier-Times
James P. Earp
MILTON – A graveside funeral for James Penn Earp Jr., 39, of 557 Sunset
Dr., who died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, in Durham Regional Hospital, will
be conducted at 2 p.m., today, Dec. 2, at Calvary United Methodist Church
cemetery, in Alton, Va., by the Rev. Stephen Vineyard and the Rev. David
Mr. Earp was a native of Danville, Va., the son of James Penn (J.P.)
Earp and the late Shelby Jean Zimmerman Earp.
He was a formerly employed with Collins & Aikman Corp.
He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church.
Surviving, in addition to his father, are a sister, Donna J. Earp of
the home; and a brother, Jeffrey H. Earp of Semora.
Pallbearers will be John Tribble, Doug Carver, Ray Barker, Randy Barker,
Randy Davis and Mark Cornelius.
Memorials may be made to Calvary UMC Cemetery Fund, 1133 Foster Rd.,
Alton, VA 24520.
Janie H. Glasscock
HENDERSON – The funeral for Janie H. Glasscock, 89, of 4262 Dabney Rd.,
Henderson, who died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at Britthaven of Henderson,
will be conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 3, in Gentry, Newell and Vaughn
Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Aubrey Florence. Burial will be in Virgilina
Cemetery in Virgilina, Va.
Mrs. Glasscock was a native of LaCross, Va., the daughter of the late
Jim and Mary Hatchell. Her late husband was John H. Glasscock.
Surviving are a daughter, Peggy Travis of Henderson; five sons, John
J. Glasscock of South Boston, Va., Henry A. Glasscock of Roxboro, Ernest
L. Glasscock and Billy M. Glasscock, both of Henderson and James E. Glasscock
of Rougemont; three brothers, James Hatchell, Ernest Hatchell and Clyde
Hatchell, all of Burlington; a sister, Ruth Holland of Elm City; 16 grandchildren;
28 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., today, Dec. 2, at Gentry,
Newell and Vaughan Funeral Home in Oxford and at other times at the home
of Peggy and Skeeter Travis, 4280 Dabeny Rd.
Malma L. McKinney
DETROIT, Mich. –Funeral arrangements for Malma L. McKinney Jr. of Detroit,
Mich. who died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, are incomplete.
Mr. McKinney was a native of Halifax County, Va., the son of the late
Malma L. and Janie Womack McKinney.
He attended Roxboro High School and Danville Technical School.
He was a veteran and had served for 12 years in the Army and Air Force
during and after World War II.
Surviving are a brother, Charles E. McKinney of Magnolia, Del. and
a sister, Louise McKinney Gates of Prospect Hill.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Percy N. Pettiford
The funeral for Percy N. Pettiford, 44, of 810 Lyle St., who died Tuesday,
Nov. 28, 2000, in his home, was conducted at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1, in
Hester, Whitted and Daye Funeral Home chapel. Burial was in Lattisville
Grove Baptist Church in Hurdle Mills.
Mr. Pettiford was the son of Floyd Pettiford of Hillsborough and Barbara
Pettiford of the home.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a sister, Barbara D. Daye
of Burlington; and a brother, Robert I. Pettiford of Lancaster, Pa.
Miles G. Shultz
The funeral for Miles Gibson Shultz, 83, of 2127 Hester’s Store Rd.,
who died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at Person Memorial Hospital, was conducted
at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 1, at Lea’s Chapel United Methodist Church by
the Rev. William Burns and the Rev. Jerry Yarnell. Burial was in Person
Mr. Shultz was a native of Bellefonte, Pa., the son of the late John
L. and Louise Miller Shultz.
He was retired from Domtar Inc. of Pennsylvania after 39 years’ employment.
He was a member of Lea’s Chapel UMC.
Surviving are his wife, Marian Stere Shultz; a son, Michael D. Shultz
of Roxboro; three sisters, Marion Taylor, Barbara Taylor and Janice Shaw,
all of Bellefonte; a grandson, Michael T. Shultz of Roxboro; a granddaughter,
Milissa S. Bales of Semora; two step-great-grandchildren, Thad Vernon (Sonny)
Wilkerson III and Jill W. Frisbie; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Bob Norris, Tim O’Briant, David Jones, Danny Mise,
Sonny Wilkerson and Jeff Frisbie.
Memorials may be made to Lea’s Chapel UMC, c/o Ivey Pleasant Jr., 535
Ivey Pleasant Rd., Leasburg, NC 27291.
Clinton Thomas Jr.
BALTIMORE, Md. – The funeral for Clinton Thomas Jr., 76, of Baltimore,
Md., who died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, was conducted at 11 a.m., Friday,
Dec. 1, at Concord Baptist Church in Baltimore.
Mr. Thomas was a native of Person County, the son of the late Rev.
Clinton Thomas. and Valissa Lawson Thomas.
Surviving are his wife, Willie Royster Thomas; two sons, Jarvis Thomas
and Leon Thomas, both of Baltimore.
Rachel B. White
The funeral for Rachel Bright White, 81, of 522 South Main St., who
died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, in Person Memorial Hospital, will be conducted
at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 3, at Long Memorial United Methodist Church by
the Rev. John D. Harwood Jr. Burial will be in Burchwood Cemetery.
Mrs. White was a native of Apex, the daughter of the late John Harry
and Zula Burt Bright.
She was a graduate of Women’s College, now UNC-Greensboro.
She was a former teacher having taught in Hurdle Mills, Roxboro, Zebulon
and South Boston, Va.
She had been associated with Brooks & White Funeral Home since
Surviving are her husband, Jack W. White; a son, Jack W. (Bill) White
Jr. of Roxboro; two sisters, Doris B. Seymour of Apex and Ruth B. Brown
of Fort Pierce, Fla.; and two grandchildren, Katharine Teague (Katie) White
of NCSU and Mary Rachel White of Roxboro.
Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., today, Dec. 2, at Brooks
& White Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Long Memorial UMC, P.O. Box 310, Roxboro,