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Obituaries from the Wednesday, March 28, 2001 issue of The Courier-Times 

W. Marshall Chandler

The funeral for William Marshall Chandler, 70, of Satellite Beach, Fla., who died at his home, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2001, in Brooks & White Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. James H. Chandler. Burial will be in Person Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Chandler was a native of Person County, the son of the late James Henderson and Emma Allen Chandler.
He was retired from Harris Corp., where he was a senior electronics engineer.
He was a veteran of the U. S. Army Air Force.
He was an active member of Central Baptist Church in Melbourne, Fla., where he translated for the deaf. He worked for CITA missions, and he was a member of the 700 Club.
Surviving are two brothers, J. B. Chandler of Timberlake and Elliott Chandler of Roxboro.
Pallbearers will be nephews.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at Brooks & White Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

Burley W. Denny

CLARKSVILLE, Va. – The funeral for Burley Watkins Denny, 67,who died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at McGuire Veterans Hospital in Richmond, Va., will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, March 28, in Clarksville Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Denny Family Cemetery.
Mr. Denny was retired from McLean Trucking Co., where he was a supervisor. After retirement, he operated Denny’s Antiques.
He was a U. S. Navy veteran.
He was a member of Clarksville Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Lucille Powell Denny; a daughter, Donna Creekmore; a son, Burley Matthew Denny; five sisters, Lott Sherman, Louise Sherman, Christine Mangum, Thelma Cannady and Fannie Sue Morris; a brother, Eursy Denny; and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Clarksville Baptist church and the Mecklenburg County Rescue Squad.

Odell B. Denny

LEASBURG – The funeral for Odell Brann Denny, 90, of 6614 U.S. 158 East, who died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, in Person Memorial Hospital in Roxboro, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 29, in Brooks & White Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Sherrie James. Burial will be in the Leasburg Community Cemetery.
Mrs. Denny was a native of Person County, the daughter of the late Charlie Jack and Jenny Brooks Duncan Brann. Her late husband was Dorsey M. Denny.
Surviving are three daughters, Imogene Denny Lunsford of Mebane, Nell Denny Winstead of Danville, Va. and Hazel Denny Winstead of Kannapolis; a son, Dorsey Mitchell Denny Jr. of Leasburg; six sisters, Onie B. Idol, Clara B. May and Lottie B. Oakes, all of Greensboro, Mebane B. Briggs of Leasburg, Lorene B. Sykes of St. James City, Fla. and Orene B. Brann of Semora; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Mark T. Winstead, Carl G. Winstead, Marshall E. Lunsford, Jason T. Winstead, Larry Briggs, Jimmy Briggs, Percey (Junior) Brann and Stephens Tatum.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 tonight, March 28, at Brooks & White Funeral Home chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Leasburg Fire Department, 5783 N.C. 119 North, Leasburg, NC 27291.

Anna H. Gilliland

The funeral for Anna Christine Hall Gilliland, 98, of Roxboro Nursing Center and formerly of 141 Providence Rd., who died Monday morning, March 26, 2001, in Person Memorial Hospital following an extended illness, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, March 28, in Strickland Funeral Home by the Rev. Mark Sterling. Burial will be in Person Memorial Cemetery.
Mrs. Gilliland was a native of Person County, the daughter of the late Nason Richard and Sally Puryear Hall. Her late husband was George Wesley Gilliland.
Surviving are three sisters, Theresa H. Lane, Odessa H. Dunkley and Ivee H. Long, all of Roxboro; a grandson, Kyle Gilliland of Pflugerville, Texas and a great-grandson, Ryan Gilliland of Pflugerville.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Dickerson, Fred Fox Jr., Burley Hamlett, Aaron Long, Wesley Long and Brad Suitt.
Honorary pallbearers will be Meredith Clayton, Fred Fox, Elwood Harris and Allen Watts.

George Hite

The funeral for George (Nickie) Hite, 48, of 46056 Boston Rd., who died Friday evening, March 23, 2001, in Wake Medical Center in Raleigh following a sudden illness, was conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, March 26, in Strickland Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Herbert Brown. Burial was in Person Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Hite was a native of Person County, the son of the late John O. and Myrtle Lester Hite.
He was a carpenter.
He was a member of Montwood Baptist Church.
Surviving are two brothers, Owen Hite and Wayne Hite, both of Roxboro; and a sister, Linda H. Proffitt of Mineral Springs, Va.
Pallbearers were Merritt Bowes, David Fox, Huel Puryear, Mike Jones, Roger Harris, Duke Grady and Clayton Meadows.

Cleo F. James

A graveside funeral for Cleo Frances James, 84, of 524 S. Lamar St., who died Friday, March 23, 2001, in her home, was conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 25, in Burchwood Cemetery by the Rev. Dr. Wallace Kirby.
Mrs. James was a native of Person County, the daughter of the late Ivey Lester and Sue Clayton James.
She was retired from Person Furniture Co.
She was a member of Long Memorial United Methodist Church.
Surviving are a brother, A. P. James of Durham; two nephews, Dal Rhodes and James Rhodes, both of Roxboro; and two nieces, Sue R. Gentry of Roxboro and Mary Leslie J. Butler of Fairfield, Conn.
Pallbearers were Belvin Gentry, Robbie Gentry, Ted Michie, Clay Tuck, Claiborne Tuck, WilliamDallas and Bob Morgan.
Memorials may be made to Long Memorial United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 310 Roxboro, NC 27573.

Bernard L. McKay

The funeral for Bernard Lewis McKay, 39, of 3996 Allensville Rd., who died suddenly Monday, March 26, 2001, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, March 30, in Brooks & White Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Dennis McDonald.
Mr. McKay was a native of Person County, the son of Alvin Gregory and Virginia Roach McKay of Roxboro, who survive.
He was employed with Gold Kist Poultry.
Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Gwen Whitt McKay; three daughters, Morgan McKay, Megan McKay and Makayla McKay, all of the home; a sister, Lisa McKay Elliott of Roxboro; and two nephews, Derrick Walker and Daniel Walker, both of Roxboro.
Pallbearers will be Walter McKay, Fred McKay Jr., Ricky Roach, Mark Ashley, Clint Roach, Eddie Rowland and Dale Roach.
Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Gold Kist.

William G. Rogers

A graveside funeral for William G. Rogers, 62, of 5660 Durham Rd., who died Saturday, March 24, 2001, in Person Memorial Hospital, was conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, March 26, in the Stephens-Rogers Cemetery by the Rev. William Burns.
Mr. Rogers was a native of Person County.
He was a member of Lea’s Chapel United Methodist Church.
Surviving are two sisters, Peggy R. Colvin of Wilson and Barbara R. Shell of Greensboro; a niece, Carla A Colvin o f Wilson; a nephew, Hugh F. Colvin of Richmond, Va. and a great-nephew, Nate Colving of Richmond.
Memorials may be made to Lea’s Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Ivey Pleasant Jr., 535 Ivey Pleasant Rd., Leasburg, NC 27291.

William H. Shotwell

The funeral for William Henry Shotwell, 90, formerly of Pin Oak Court, who died Saturday, March 24, 2001, in Roxboro Nursing Center, was conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, March 26, in Brooks & White Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Dr. Tobie Stone. Burial was in Alton Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Shotwell was a native of Halifax County, Va., the son of the late John Rufus and Sally Sue Turner Shotwell. His late wife was Elizabeth Ford Shotwell.
He was retired from Collins & Aikman Corp.
He is survived by his wife, Minnie Cates Robertson Shotwell; four step-daughters, Sigmora Augusta Short of Muskogee, Okla., Virginia Chambers and Martha Meadows, both of Timberlake, and Alease Krause of Nashville, Tenn.; and seven step-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Claude (Red) McCann, Whitey Baker, R. B. Briggs, Carlton Ford, Chris Oakley, Bobby Shotwell, J. W. Shotwell and Alvin Snow.



Obituaries from the Saturday, March 31, 2001 issue of The Courier-Times 

Janie H. Duncan

STEM – The funeral for Janie Hicks Duncan, 66, of 3134 Old Rt. 75, Stem, who died Thursday, March 29, 2001, in Durham Regional Hospital, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, March 31, in Eakes Funeral Home chapel in Creedmoor by the Rev. Jim Shelley. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Duncan was a native of Nash County, the daughter of the late John and Lula Murray Hicks.
She was retired from Murdoch Center, after 30 years of service.
She was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Elbert H. Duncan; two sons, Garry S. Duncan of Milton, Fla. and Kenneth J. Duncan of Dayton, Ohio; three brothers, Robie Hicks of Durham, John Hicks of Middlesex and Jerry Hicks of Germantown, Md.; and five grandchildren.

Mary Ann W. Lee

The funeral for Mary Ann Walker Lee, 58, of 1853 Halifax Rd., who died Friday morning, March 30, 2001, at her home following an extended illness, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1, in Providence Baptist Church by the Rev. Ronn McCracken and the Rev. Dennis McDonald. Burial will be in the Walker Family Cemetery.
Mrs. Lee was a native of Person County, the daughter of the late Lavenia and George B. Walker.
She was a deputy tax collector with the Person County Tax Office.
She was a member of Providence Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir, served as clerk and was a member of the Women’s Missionary Union.
She was a member of the Person County Cancer Society.
Surviving are her husband, Archie W. Lee; a daughter, Allyson L. Pass of Roxboro; a son, Alan Lee of Roxboro; and a brother, George B. (Buddy) Walker Jr. of Biloxi, Miss.
Pallbearers will be J. C. Lee, Ellis Lee, Ricky Lee, Perry Bray, Joe Johnson and Richie Perkins.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 tonight, March 31, at Strickland Funeral Home and at other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to Providence Baptist Church, 1319 Virgilina Rd., Roxboro, NC 27573.

Wallace R. Roberson

WILSON – A graveside funeral for Wallace Reid Roberson, 74, of Wilson, who died Thursday, March 29, 2001, in Wake Medical Center, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, March 31, in Maplewood Cemetery in Wilson by the Rev. William M. Presnell, the Rev. C. Keith Sexton and the Rev. Daniel P. Jones.
Mr. Roberson was a native of Pitt County, the son of the late Lewis H. and Pearl Nobles Roberson.
He was retired from The American Tobacco Co., with which he was employed 40 years, having served as a buyer and market supervisor.
He spent his youth in the town of Stokes, attended N. C. State University and was graduated from Kings Business College after serving in the U. S. Navy during World War II.
He was formerly active in a number of civic groups, including the Jaycees, Masons and Elks.
He was active in the Baptist Church for many years and held numerous offices. In recent years he attended First United Methodist Church in Wilson.
He was married to Frances Wrenn of Roxboro and is survived by a son, David Wrenn Roberson of Wilson; a daughter, Hannah Roberson Farmer of Elm City; and a grandson, Sidney Nobles Farmer.
Visitation will be at the home at 313 Canterbury Rd., Wilson.
Memorials may be made to Boy Scouts of America Troop 6, c/o First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 1423, Wilson, NC 27894.
Arrangements are by Joyner Funeral Home in Wilson.

Annette S. Watts

The funeral for Annette Stanley Watts, 35, of 1704 Wall St., who died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, in her home, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, March 31, in Childrey Baptist Church in Nathalie, Va. by the Rev. Rodney Barwick. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Watts was a native of Halifax County, Va., the daughter of Betty Crews Adams of Nathalie, who survives, and the late Roger Leon Stanley, formerly of Roxboro.
She was a teller with Roxboro Savings Bank.
She was a member of Childrey Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Christopher Scott Watts; two brothers, Roger Leon Stanley Jr. of Nathalie and Christopher Wayne Powell of Brookneal; and her maternal grandmother, Myrtle Wade Crews of Nathalie.
Memorials may be made to the Halifax County Cancer Association, P. O. Box 875, South Boston, VA 24592.
Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Home in South Boston.

Mae Jewel Williams

OXFORD – The funeral for Mae Jewell Williams, 70, of 6582 Old Roxboro Rd., Oxford, who died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, in Granville Medical Center, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1, in Holy Temple C.O.G.I.C by Elder John Lyon. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Williams was the daughter of the late Ernest and Novella Lawson Lyon.
She was a member of the Holy Temple C.O.G.I.C., where she served as Sunday school superintendent, as a member of the Mothers Board and sang in the choir.
Surviving are two daughters, Martha Palmer of Roxboro and Geraldine W. Jackson of Greensboro; five sons, Elbert C. Lyon and James A. Williams, both of Oxford, Ray D. Lyon of Roxboro, Anthony Williams of Durham and John W. Williams of Raleigh; two brothers, John Lyon of Oxford and Louis H. Lyon of Pottstown, Pa.; 12 sisters, Sadie Lyon, Emma Lyon, Shirley Ball, Doris McCray and Lonie Allen, all of Oxford, Frances Satterwhite, Josephine Green, Mae Brooks and Victoria Williams, all of Roxboro, Catherine Sconers of Hillside, N. J., Ernestine Sconers and Christine Smith, both of Jersey City, N. J.; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8 o’clock tonight, March 31, at Betts and Son Funeral Home Inc. in Oxford.


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