Miscellaneous Person County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Obituaries from the Wednesday, May 30, 2001 issue of The Courier-Times

Thurman L. Chambers

The funeral for Thurman Lee Chambers, 79, of 1720 Turner St., who died Wednesday, May 23, 2001, in his home, was conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 25, in Brooks & White Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Dr. Victor Blackwell. Burial was in Person Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Chambers was a native of Person County, the son of the late George Lee and Emma Chandler Chambers. His late wife was Lorene Childress Chambers. His late siblings were Jimmy Chambers, Catherine Atkins and Dorothy Ann Ellis.
He was retired from Collins & Aikman Corp.
He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II.
Surviving are two daughters, Bonita C. (Bonnie) Hubbard and Cathy C. Royster, both of Roxboro; three brothers, John G. Chambers and Harold T. Chambers, both of Roxboro and W. Bruce Chambers of Timberlake; a sister, Clara Belle Gentry of Timberlake; and two grandchildren, Kevin Paul and Jeremy Royster.
Pallbearers were Earl Tilley, Reggie Grey, Tony Gentry, Bruce Chambers Jr., Kevin Paul, Phillip Gentry, Jeremy Royster and David Gentry.
Memorials may be made to the ALS Therapy Foundation, 44 Glen Ave., Newton, Mass. 02459.

Candace T. Currin

Candace Tatsey Currin of 235 Rosewood Dr. died Sunday, May 27, 2001, in Duke University Medical Center.
Mrs. Currin was graduated from Rex Hospital School of Nursing and earned a B. S. degree in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master’s degree in nursing from East Carolina University.
After a career in public health nursing, she worked as a certified psychiatric/mental health clinical nurse at Pitt County Mental Health Center and at Person Memorial Hospital.
She served on numerous committees dealing with mental health issues.
She was an active member of Roxboro Baptist Church.
Surviving are her children, Robert T. Currin III of Chapel Hill, Creighton T. Currin of Hollywood, Fla., and Leigh Currin Stoneham of Greenville; her mother, Sybil Davis Morton of Oxford; a sister, Helen T. Hobgood of Roxboro; a brother, James F. Morton of Granville County; and two grandchildren, Tyler and Katherine Currin.

Emma A. Duncan

The funeral for Emma Alkins Duncan, 90, of 2221 Burlington Rd., who died Sunday morning, May 27, 2001, in Roxboro Nursing Center, will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, May 30, in Brooks & White Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Alfred Snipes and the Rev. Susan Harthon. Burial will be in Person Memorial Cemetery.
Mrs. Duncan, who lived most of her life in Person County, was a native of Dalton, Ga., the daughter of the late Dee and Dorothy Harbert Alkins. Her late husband was Floyd Hillman Duncan, who died in October of 1978, and her late son was Claude R. Duncan.
She was retired from Collins & Aikman Corp. after 42 years of service.
She was a member of Warren’s Grove United Methodist Church, where for many years she taught Sunday school.
She also was formerly active with the Senior Center.
Surviving are a son, Howard Floyd Duncan of Ellicott City, Md.; two brothers, George Ward Alkins and Vallie Alkins, both of Roxboro; two sisters, Margie A. Benacquisto of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Mable A. Snow of South Boston, Va.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Marvin E. Gentry

The funeral for Marvin Edward (Easy) Gentry, 70, of 318 Providence Rd., who died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, in his home, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 31, in Longhurst United Methodist Church by the Rev. Naomi King and the Rev. Cecil Coates. Burial will be in Person Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Gentry was a native of Person County, the son of the late Noni Thorp (Easy) and Myrtle Brown Gentry.
He was formerly employed with Tultex Corp.
Surviving are his wife, Jean Canada Gentry; two sons, Marvin Dale Gentry of Roxboro and David Martin Gentry of Timberlake; a daughter, Tammy Gentry Bowes of Roxboro; and two grandchildren, Candace and Jeannie Gentry.
Pallbearers will be James Mundy, Max Riley, Raymond Wilbourne, Donnie Smith, Gary Brown, Carlyle Gentry, Bobby Lee Gentry and Harold Ray Long.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 tonight, May 30, at Brooks & White Funeral Home.

Richard L. Oliver

The funeral for Richard (Ricky) Lee Oliver, 52, of 607 Dirgie Mine Rd., who died Friday, May 25, 2001, in his home, was conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, May 28, in Mill Creek Baptist Church by the Rev. Martin Hall. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Oliver was a native of Person County, the son of Isabel Tingen Oliver, who survives, and the late Thomas Oliver.
He was the owner of Oliver’s Welding.
He was a member of Mill Creek Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Becky Chandler Oliver; a son, Jeffrey Lee Oliver of Roxboro; and a sister, Elizabeth Strawser of Raleigh.
Pallbearers were William (Bill) Dunkley, Bradley Tuck, Kyle Gentry, Terry Tuck, Robert Lynch and Steve Tingen.
Memorials may be made to the Mill Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 1890 Mill Creek Rd., Roxboro, NC 27573, or to the Rock Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 3190 Allensville Rd., Roxboro, NC 27573.

Marie H. Poole

The funeral for Marie Hunt Poole, 81, of 12920 U. S. 501, who died Tuesday morning, May 29, 2001, in Durham Regional Hospital, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 31, in Brooks & White Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Steve Hall. Burial will be in the New Bethel United Methodist Church cemetery.
Mrs. Poole was a native of Durham County, the daughter of the late Sidney Dean and Viola Copley Hunt. Her late husband was James Lee Poole. Her late sons were Reed Poole and Alvis Poole; her late grandchildren were Toby Poole and Amy Cabe; and her late brother was Ewell Hunt.
She was a member of Red Mountain Baptist Church.
Surviving are three sons, Gary Poole of Durham, Wayne Poole of Rougemont and Ronnie Poole of Bahama; three daughters, Carolyn P. Painter of Roxboro, Brenda P. Matheson of Bahama and Jo Anne P. Piatt of Garner; her step-mother, Annie Hill Hunt of Rougemont; nine grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Wesley Poole, Kendall Painter, Lane Matheson, Jimmy Mangum, Patrick Tilley, Jackie Day and Howard Rogers.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 tonight, May 30, at Brooks & White Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

Beatrice F. Shelton

The funeral for Beatrice Freeman Shelton, 77, of 687 Virgilina Rd., who died Monday, May 28, 2001, in Person Memorial Hospital, was conducted at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, in Providence Baptist Church by the Rev. Dennis McDonald, the Rev. Bill Cashman and the Rev. Herbert Brown. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Shelton was a native of Patrick County, Va., the daughter of the late Joseph Benjamin and Betty Grady Freeman.
She was the bookkeeper for Shelton Service Station until 1980.
She was a member of Providence Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday school for many years.
Surviving are her husband, Robert George Shelton; a son, Ronnie Shelton of Roxboro; a brother, Hardin Freeman of Martinsville, Va.; four sisters, Janie Slate and Cassie Martin, both of Martinsville, Betty Ruth Mabe of Spencer, Va., and Alpha Campbell of Ridgeway, Va.; and a grandson, Brent Shelton of Wilmington.
Pallbearers were Larry Freeman, Joey Campbell, Keith Martin, Phillip R. Perkins, Ronnie Henderson, Steve Tingen, Burley Dunn, J. C. Lee and Danny Pentecost.
Memorials may be made to Providence Baptist Church, 1319 Virgilina Rd., Roxboro, NC 27573.

Byton Yarbrough

The funeral for Byton Yarbrough, 33, of Newark, N. J., who died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, in Newark, was conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, in Old Mount Zion Baptist Church by the Rev. Garland C. Ragland. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Yarbrough is survived by his mother, Clarice Hamlet Yarbrough of Newark; his father, Sterling Yarbrough of New York; his sister, Lisa Yarbrough of Newark; and his grandfather, Lewis Yarbrough of Raleigh.



Obituaries from the Saturday, August 4, 2001 issue of The Courier-Times 

Gertrude R. Norris 

The funeral for Gertrude Rimmer Norris, 77, of 11094 Hurdle Mills Rd., who died Friday, Aug. 3, 2001, in Durham Regional Hospital, will be conducted at 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 5, in Wheeler’s Primitive Baptist Church by Elder Pete Hendrix. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Norris was a native of Person County, the daughter of the late Henry and Martha Rimmer. Her late husband was Herman Norris.
She was a member of Wheeler’s Primitive Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, Charles Ray Norris of Hurdle Mills; a brother, Dallas Rimmer of Hurdle Mills; a sister, Reba Wheeley of Hurdle Mills; three grandchildren, Debbie Norris, Cecil Norris and Charles B. Norris.
Visitation will follow the service.
Pallbearers will be Tom Bradsher, Jerry Rimmer, Kent Rimmer, Ronald Norris, Phillip Norris and Dale Norris.
Memorials may be made to Wheeler’s Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Reuben Bowes, 536 Leasburg Rd., Roxboro, NC 27573.
Arrangements are by Brooks & White Funeral Home.

James C. Poole

The funeral for James Clarence Poole, 75, of 691 Lonnie Gentry Rd., who died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, in Halifax Regional Hospital, South Boston, Va., was conducted at 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 3, in Trinity United Methodist Church by the Rev. Stewart Crank and the Rev. Ron Patton. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Poole was a native of Person County, the son of late Dee and Lena Gill Poole.
He was a retired farmer.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Lillian Ellis Poole; three children, Michael Poole, Steve Poole and Gayle Leezer, all of Roxboro; a brother, Earl Poole of Chester, Va.; two sisters, Ruby P. Lunsford of Roxboro and Lorena P. Burnette of Oxford; and six grandchildren, Rodney Poole, Brandon Leezer, Stephen Poole, Jason Poole, Anna Leezer and Jade Poole.
Pallbearers were Duke Bradsher, Ronnie Burnette, Harry Lee Davis, Harold Gill, Pasco Gill and Lawrence Lunsford.
Memorials may be made to Trinity UMC Cemetery Fund, c/o Tommy Huff, 6543 Goshen Rd., Oxford, NC 27565.

Wynde D. Stone

The funeral for Wynde Delayne Stone, 25, of 683 Semora Rd., who died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, in Duke University Medical Center, was conducted at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 3, in Brooks& White Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Buddy Hall and the Rev. Martin Hall. A private burial will be held today, Aug. 4.
Ms. Stone was a native of Person County, the daughter of Sandra Seals Stone of Roxboro and George K. and Nancy Stone of Kinston, all of whom survive.
She was a member of Somerset Baptist Church.
Surviving, in addition to her parents, are a daughter, Lauren Nicole; her maternal grandmother, Marie Caldwell of Hixson, Tenn.; her maternal great-grandmother, Lizzie Daniels of Moseim, Tenn.; a sister, Georgiana Stone of Roxboro; two step-brothers, Julie Jilcott of Roxbobel and Andy Jilcott of Newport News, Va.
Memorials may be made to the Wynde Stone Memorial Fund, c/o BB&T, P.O. Box 787, Roxboro, NC 27573.

Pearlie M. Terry

The funeral for Pearlie Mae Terry, 59, of 113B Henderson Rd., who died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, in the Person Memorial Hospital, will be conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 5, in Denniston Grove Baptist Church in Alton, Va. by the Rev. John T. Hubbard. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Terry was a member of Denniston Grove Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Leroy Terry; four daughters, Patricia Terry Rainey, Sharon Johnson and Karen Terry, all of Roxboro and Angela Fuller of Leasburg; two sons, Leroy Terry Jr. and Michael Terry, both of Roxboro; four sisters, Shirley Jones of Roxboro, Missouria Lea of Hurdle Mills, Carolyn Newman Bass of Durham and Corrine Ray of Leasburg; a brother, King David Newman of Timberlake; and 10 grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., today, Aug. 4, at Cunningham and Nelson Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Rod and Angela Fuller, 90 Sunny Ln., Leasburg.


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