|Obituaries from the Saturday, February 3, 2001 issue of The Courier-Times
H. Mark Altvater
GREENSBORO – A memorial service for H. Mark Altvater, 79, of Greensboro,
who died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, was conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2,
in Fist Lutheran Church in Greensboro.
Mr. Altvater was a graduate of N. C. State University.
He was a decorated veteran, having served as a bomber pilot in World
War II in the European Theater, where he also was a prisoner of war.
He was an accomplished oboist with the Greensboro Symphony and with
the Winston-Salem Symphony.
He was a member of the Golden K Kiwanis Club and the Greater Greensboro
Chapter of the American Ex-prisoners of War.
Surviving are two daughters, Elizabeth A. Lambeth of Durham and Marcia
A. Hamilton of Semora; a son, Mark A. Altvater of Summerfield; a brother,
Dr. A. Hugh Altvater of Boone; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Kiwanis Foundation, c/o Louie Hoffman,
309 Pleasant Ridge Rd., Summerfield, NC 27358 and the First Lutheran Church,
3600 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro, NC 27410.
Selena D. Hicks
The funeral for Selena Duncan Hicks, 87, of 134 Country Club Rd., who
died Wednesday morning, Jan. 31, 2001 in Person Memorial Hospital, was
conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, in Theresa Baptist Church by the Rev.
Herbert Brown. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Hicks was a native of Person County, the daughter of the late
George W. and Bertha Freeman Duncan. Her late husband was Floyd Hicks.
She was a member of Theresa Baptist Church.
Surviving are two children, Ralph Ray Hicks and Relia H. Rimmer, both
of Roxboro; two sisters, Magdalena Paul and Minnie Seamster, both of Roxboro;
nine grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a
great-great-grandchild; and a step-great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Linwood Wrenn, Mikey Parham, William Paul, Joshua
Campbell, Andrew Porterfield and Kendall Rimmer.
Memorials may be made to the Theresa Baptist Church Building Fund,
3919 Chub Lake Rd., Roxboro, NC 27573.
Malcolm M. Oakley
The funeral for Malcolm Malloy (Mac) Oakley, 59, of 74 Susan Way, Timberlake,
who died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001 at his home, will be conducted at 2 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 4, in Brooks & White Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Mark
Sterling and the Rev. Herbert Brown. Burial will be in Person Memorial
Mr. Oakley was a native of Person County, the son of the late Tobie
Daniel and Ora Hudson Oakley.
He was employed with Nello Teer Co. and formerly was employed with
the Department of Corrections in Person and Caswell counties.
He was a U. S. Army veteran, and was a member of Lamberth Memorial
Surviving are a son, Richard Malloy Oakley of Timberlake; a daughter,
Jennifer S. Oakley of Chicago, Ill.; three brothers, Thomas Daniel Oakley
and James Chester Oakley, both of Timberlake and Percy Carlin Oakley of
Roxboro; and three sisters, Lois O. Eggleston, Reva O. Houck and Theresa
S. Oakley, all of Roxboro.
Pallbearers will be Jerry (Popeye) Burton, Louis (Red) Robinson, Doug
(Strawberry) Humphries, Tim Harris, Donny Harris, Stanley King, Danny Oakley
and Jimmy Eggleston.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 tonight, Feb. 3, at Brooks &
White Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Thomas Oakley, 180
Miller Rd., Timberlake.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Person County
Unit, P.O. Box 165, Roxboro, NC 27573.
Obituaries from the Wednesday, April 4, 2001 issue of The Courier-Times
Nadine C. Clayton
The funeral for Nadine Castle Clayton, 70, of 1217 N. Main St., who
died Friday, March 30, 2001, in Durham Regional Hospital, was conducted
at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1, in Longhurst United Methodist Church by the
Rev. Naomi King. Burial was in Burchwood Cemetery Annex.
Mrs. Clayton was a native of Person County, the daughter of the late
James Navy and Lessie Welch Castle.
She was a beautician and worked at Juanita’s Beauty Shop.
She was a member of Longhurst United Methodist Church, where she served
on many committees.
Surviving are her husband, Gerald Clayton; a son, Chris Gerald Clayton
of Roxboro; two daughters, Tanya C. Whitfield of Roxboro and Brenda C.
Good of Jacksonville; five grandchildren, Shauna Whitfield Raynor, Casey
Dale Clayton, Christopher Gerald Clayton, Kevin Good and Spencer Good;
three great-grandchildren, Michelle Lynn Raynor, Cameron Nicole Good and
Alexander Christian Good.
Pallbearers were Casey Clayton, Kevin Good, Spencer Good, Charles Clayton,
Darryl Clayton and Mike Clayton.
Memorial may be made to Longhurst United Methodist Church, 291 Providence
Rd., Roxboro, NC 27573.
Bruce H. Eaker
The funeral for Bruce Herman Eaker, 79, of Bethel Hill School Road,
who died Sunday, April 1, 2001, in Person Memorial Hospital, will be conducted
at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7, in Roxboro Presbyterian Church by the Rev.
Dr. Ed Donnell. Burial will be in Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Eaker was a native of Gaston county, the son of the late Roy S
and Vergie Yount Eaker. His late wife was Madeline H. Eaker.
He was a retired farmer.
Mr. Eaker grew up on his family’s dairy farm near Cherryville. He later
was graduated from N. C. State University with a degree in agriculture.
He was a lieutenant in the U. S. Army during World War II, and he served
in the Korean War, during which he was decorated with the Silver Star.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Very active in the Bethel Hill Community, he was a member of the Ruritan
Club, the N. C. Farm Bureau, and formerly served on the Person County Board
He was a member of Roxboro Presbyterian Church, where he formerly taught
Sunday School and served as a lay leader.
Surviving are a son, David Bruce Eaker; a sister, Loree Seagle; and
five grandchildren, James Bruce Eaker, Christopher Ryan Eaker, Kimberly
Nicole Eaker, Matthew Kyle Eaker and David Allen Weadon.
Pallbearers will be Cal Berryhill, Fred Mitchell, Cephas Smith, John
Smith, Randolph King, Eugene Leciejewski, Richard McMullen, Rusty Eaker
and John Eaker.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 6, at Brooks &
White Funeral Home.
Robert L. Garner
ASHEBORO – The funeral for Robert Lee Garner, 65, of 5723 Zoo Pkwy.,
Asheboro, who died Thursday, March 29, 2001, in Wake Forest University
Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, was conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday,
April 1, in Deep River Baptist Church by the Rev. W. P. Lippard and the
Rev. Bob Boyd. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Garner was a native of Randolph County.
He was retired from the former Central Telephone Co. after 30 years
He was a member of the Elks Lodge.
He was a Baptist.
Surviving are his wife, Mozelle Herrin Garner; a son, Tony Ray Garner
of Asheboro; a daughter, Donna Garner of Asheboro; two brothers, Henry
Garner of Ramseur and Charlie Garner of Cherokee; four sisters, Clarice
McCuistion of Ramseur, Faye Hunt and Dorothy White, both of Asheboro, and
Judy Cox of Randleman; and five grandchildren, Spencer and Kayla Garner
and Justin, Nikki and Colby Smith.
Memorials may be made to Deep River Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 40985
Deep River Church Rd. Ramseur, NC 27316.
Artemis L. Gorondy
The funeral for Artemis Loulis Gorondy, 71, of 111 Knox Ave., Monessen,
Pa., who died Sunday, April 1, 2001, in Person Memorial Hospital, will
be conducted today in Monessen. No service is planned for Mrs. Gorondy
Mrs. Gorondy was the daughter of the late George and Xenia Petz Loulis.
Her late husband was Joseph Gorondy.
She was retied from the Monessen Taxi Co., where she was a dispatcher
She was a member of the St. Spryidon Greek Orthodox Church in Pennsylvania.
Surviving are her daughter, Cherylann Katz of Roxboro; two brothers,
Forrest (Fotey) Loulis of Monessen and John Loulis of Fayette City, Pa.;
and a sister, Mary Pastor of Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg, Pa.
Memorials may be made to Home Health & Hospice of Person County,
325 S. Morgan St., Roxboro, NC 27573, or to the American Diabetic Association,
3109 Poplarwood Ct., Suite 125, Raleigh, NC 27604, or to the Kidney Foundation
of N. C., 200 Eastowne Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
Arrangements in Roxboro are by Brooks & White Funeral home.
George W. Love
The funeral for George Willis Love, 52, of Durham, who died Thursday
morning, March 29, 2001, in Duke University Medical Center in Durham following
a sudden illness, was conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1, in St. James
Baptist Church at Leasburg by the Rev. Haywood Smith and Minister Nannie
Fuller. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Love is survived by five sisters, Maggie Jeffers of Semora, Janie
Wiley and Leona Wiley, both of Baltimore, Md., Cozetta Pulliam of Roxboro
and Gladys Washington of Texas; and three brothers, Ronnie Love of Baltimore,
Walter Love and Preston Love, both of Semora.
Ruby B. Palmer
The funeral for Ruby Beaver Palmer, 72, of 1597 Willow Oak Dr., who
died Saturday afternoon, March 31, 2001, in Person Memorial Hospital, was
conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, in Timberlake Baptist Church by
the Rev. Hal Dickerson. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Palmer was a native of Person County, the daughter of the late
David and Myrtle Perkins Beaver.
She was a former employee of Fo-Acre Warehouse.
She was a member of Timberlake Baptist Church, where she was a former
Sunday school teacher and later worked with the homebound.
Surviving are a daughter, Vickie P. Shull of Hurdle Mills; a soon,
Marty Palmer of Blanch; a brother, Orie Beaver of Roxboro; a sister, Rachel
Chambers of Timberlake; and three grandchildren, Tina Woodall, Scott Shull
and Brandon Shull.
Pallbearers were Scott Shull, Brandon Shull, Tony Beaver, Mickey Chambers,
Noel Chambers, Carter Chambers, Paul Beaver and Andy Beaver.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, C/0 Marty Palmer,
390 Guthrie Rd., Blanch, NC 27212.
Lucy M. Pulliam
The funeral for Lucy McCain Pulliam, a native and former resident of
Person County, who died Thursday, March 29, 2001, in Johns Hopkins Hospital
in Baltimore, Md., will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, April 4, in Zion
Level Baptist Church by the Rev. Willie Glenn. Burial will be in the church
Surviving are a son, Charles Pulliam of Baltimore, Md.; three sisters,
Lillian Paylor of Roxboro, Ann Miller of White Plains, N. Y. and Oveda
Lawson of Ringgold, Va.; and a brother, Harvey McCain of Roxboro.
Visitation will be at the home of Lawrence and Margie Williams, 5612
McGehee’s Mill Rd.