|JOHN W. TAYLOR JR.
RALEIGH -- John W. Taylor Jr., 73, of 4304 Batts Road, died Saturday,
January 24, 1998 after an extended illness. He was born in Nash County
and was the son of the late Alice Jane Lyles Taylor and Johnie William
Taylor. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and was retired from
the NC Department of Correction. He was a veteran of the US Marines serving
in World War II and was married to Katherine Cratch Taylor who preceded
him in death.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 1 o'clock, Tuesday afternoon,
January 27, 1998 at Montlawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Charles Monroe
and the Rev. Larry Ogle officiating.
Mr. Taylor is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Ellen Jane and
John R. "Ricky" Knox of Raleigh; son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Vickie
Taylor of Wake Forest; grandchildren, Mandy Knox of Raleigh, Sarah Elizabeth
Taylor and Joseph Taylor of Wake Forest.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the
Friendship Baptist Church Men for Mission, 5510 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh,
The family will receive friends at Bright Funeral Home in Wake Forest,
from 7-8:30 Monday evening and at the home of Ellen and Ricky Knox, 2624
Constitution Drive, Raleigh at other times.
EVELYN THOMAS WINDLEY
RALEIGH -- Evelyn Thomas Windley of 1505 Dudley Circle, died Wednesday,
January 21, 1998 at home. She was a dedicated and loving wife and grandmother.
Evelyn was born in Richmond County and the daughter of the late Pickett
Thomas and Connie Reddick Thomas. Evelyn completed high school at Leak
Street High School, Rockingham. She received her B.S. degree from Fayetteville
State University, Fayetteville. An excellent teacher and educator, for
over 30 years, she has served as principal and teacher in Mesena Georgia,
and taught at Cameron Morrison School, Hoffman, Samuel Leonard School,
McCain, NC, Rohanen Primary School, Rockingham, NC, Fred Kitt Nursery School
and Tuttle Community Center, both in Raleigh. She was a member of the Missionary
Board and Booster Club at Rush Metropolitan AMEZ Church and a member of
Alpha Chi Sorority.
Surviving are her husband, William R. Windley Sr. of the home; son,
William R. Windley Jr. of Fayetteville; daughter, Evelyn Windley Kaufman
of Louisville, KY; grandchildren, William R. Windley III of Greensboro,
Adaryll B. Windley of the home, Tomas' Windley, Chris Windley, Evelyn Nicole
Windley, Ashley Windley, Danielle Windley, Meagan Windley, Nicholas Windley
and Alexis Windley, all of Fayetteville.
The family request those wishing to honor Evelyn's life should do so
through contributions to Hospice of Wake County in memory of Evelyn T.
Windley, 4513 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, NC 27612.
Visitation/viewing will be 12:30 p.m. Monday, January 26th at Rush
Metropolitan AMEZ Church, 558 East Cabarrus Street. Funeral service will
follow at 1:30 p.m. Burial will follow at Carolina Biblical Gardens, Creech
Road, Raleigh, NC.
LOLA F. ALLGOOD
DURHAM -- Mrs. Lola Flynn Allgood, 94, resident of Durham, died Sunday
morning in Northwood Manor Convalescent Center following declining health.
She was born in Yadkin County and had been a resident of Winston Salem
until she moved to Durham in 1942. She was the wife of the late Thomas
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Betty A. Tillman and Mrs. Vernell
A. Pittman both of Durham; three sisters, Mrs. Mamie Brown and Mrs. Gladys
Lakey both of Winston Salem and Mrs. Pauline Ashby of Elizabeth City; three
grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Woodlawn
Memorial Park by Rev. Carl Johnson. The family will receive friends Monday
evening from 7-9 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home and at other times will
be at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Vernell A. Pittman of 2109 Pleasant
Green Rd. in Durham.
THELMA M. ALSTON
APEX -- Thelma Mae Alston, 71, one of eight children of the late Walter
and Ethel Boone was born on May 23, 1926 in Chatham County, North Carolina.
She entered into eternal rest on Saturday, January 24, 1998. At a early
age she joined Ebenezer A.M.E. Zion Church, where she served faithfully
for many years. She later joined her husband at Mitchell's Chapel A.M.E.
She has served the A.M.E. Zion local church as a Deaconess, Preacher's
Steward, choir member, class leader, secretary, chairperson, kitchen committee,
and served/supported the church in all capacities of function.
She also held a conference position as Missionary Advocate. She was
an Eastern Star member for many years, serving as Worthy Matron of the
Eastern Star and Worthy Matron of the Administrative Council and other
She was educated in the Wake County School System. She worked and retired
from the VA Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.
Thelma Alston was preceded in death by four brothers.
She leaves to cherish her memory: her faithful husband, Mr. Joe Alston
Jr. of Apex; three daughters and one son, Gloria Alston Davis of Apex,
Alice Alston Noell of Apex, Carolyn Alston McKinnie of Durham, and Kenneth
Alston of the home; sister, Carrie Farrow of Apex; three brothers, A.J.
Boone of Apex, Robert Boone of Apex and Thomas Boone of Baltimore, Md.
She leaves behind five grandchildren; one great-grandchild and a host of
nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral service will be Tuesday, January 27, 1998 at 1 p.m., Mitchell's
Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, Pittsboro, with Rev. Kenneth Brooks officiating.
Visitation will be one hour before the service 12-1 p.m. Burial will
be in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice of Chatham
County, 200 East Street, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312.
MARY E. BERRY
RALEIGH -- Mary Elizabeth Looram Berry died peacefully at home in Raleigh
on Sunday, January 25. Born on April 4, 1921, she was the daughter of Dr.
James Francis Xavier Looram and Mary Elizabeth Harden Looram of Elmhurst,
Long Island, New York.She graduated from the Academy of Saint Joseph in
Brentwood, N.Y. and Manhattanville College in New York City. On January
9, 1943, she married James Fant Berry in Saint Patrick's Cathedral. James
Berry died this previous September.
A woman of great soul and powerful talent, Mary Looram Berry served
many communities with peerless generosity. A long-time associate of Catholic
Social Services and a founding member of Common Cause, North Carolina,
she was also a pillar of numerous parish, civic, and hospital organizations.
She served, too, as an election correspondent for N.B.C. News.
Settling in Raleigh in 1968, Mary Looram Berry was ardently committed
to the North Carolina Museum of Art, where she served as a docent, the
president of the docents' society, and a masterful (and long irreplaceable)
head of the travel committee. She was particularly devoted to tours of
the museum collection for visually impaired visitors.
An accomplished harpist who performed at Carnegie Hall in N.Y., Mary
Looram Berry was a member of the American Harp Society, a member and officer
of the Raleigh Fine Arts Society, a patron of the Metropolitan Opera and
the Roger Tory Peterson Institute.
Blessed with beauty and a surging joy in life, she loved totally each
member of her family and each friend. Nothing she turned her hand to was
left imperfect. No party was complete without her. Her own parties, and
her home, set the standard of warmth and grace.
Mary Elizabeth Looram Berry leaves four children: Mary Elizabeth Berry
of Berkeley, CA; Annie Raphael Berry of Chapel Hill; James Michael Berry
of Jamestown, NY; and Gabriel Marie Berry of New York City. She also leaves
two brothers, Eugene Harden Looram of Palm Coast, Florida, and James Francis
Xavier Looram of Pacific Grove, CA; and seven grandchildren, Acasia, Laura,
Emily, Seth, Anne, Christopher, and Kate.
A Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 28 at 2:00
p.m. at The Catholic Community of Saint Francis of Assisi in Raleigh, 11401
Visitation with the family at the church will precede Mass at 1:00
Contributions in the name of Mary Looram Berry can be made to the North
Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh 27607.
MIRIAM M. BRAXTON
GODWIN -- Mrs. Miriam McLean Braxton, 87, of Hwy 301 North, died Saturday,
January 24, 1998 at Highsmith-Rainey Memorial Hospital. Funeral service
will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 27, 1998 at Jernigan-Warren Chapel with
the Rev. Ray Lammers. Burial will follow at Old Bluff Presbyterian Church
Mrs. Braxton was an active member of Godwin Presbyterian Church, Godwin,
Survivors: a daughter, Mary Emily Royal of Goodwin; a son, Myers Griffin
"Sonny" Braxton of Raleigh; a sister, Johnnie McLean Upton of Raleigh;
a brother, Dr. James W. McLean of Fayetteville; seven grandchildren and
The family will receive friends and relatives from 7-9 p.m. Monday
at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home.
Memorialsmay be made to Howell Centers, 100 Howell St., La Grange,
ARNETTA "LOIS" CATES
DURHAM -- Mrs. Arnetta "Lois" Haskins Cates, daughter of Clenton Haskins
and the late Collins Haskins Sr. was born in Durham County, May 1, 1951
and departed this life January 21, 1998. She was educated in the Durham
County Schools and attended Durham Technical Institute. She was employed
with Northern Telecom for several years. At an early age she joined Pilot
Baptist Church in Pilot, NC. Later she attended Union Baptist Church where
she served on the Usher Board.
Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday at Union Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth
Hammond officiating. Burial will follow in Glennview Memorial Park.
She is survived by her husband, George Cates Sr.; daughter, Tammy C.
Carrington of Durham; thee sons, George Jr. Kenneth and Jeff Cates all
of Durham; mother,Clenton Haskins of Zebulon, NC; six brothers, Norfolk
Haskins of Newark, NJ Collins Jr., Leslie, Gerald, Frank and Regional Haskins
all of Durham; sister, Ruth Blackett of Maplewood, NJ; six grandchildren;
three aunts; several nieces and nephews and other loving relatives and
A visitation is today at Ellis D. Jones & Sons Funeral Chapel from
PEGGY MANGUM CRABTREE
DURHAM -- Mrs. Peggy Mangum Crabtree, 79, of 1719 Bahama Road, widow
of Adolphus Crabtree, died Saturday morning in Durham Regional hospital.
Mrs. Crabtreewas born in a lifelong resident of Durham County. She attended
the Durham County schools and was a member of Mt. Tabor United Methodist
Church. Mrs. Crabtree was a caregiver who touched many lives and hearts.
Funeral service will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. in Mt. Tabor
United Methodist Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Norma Walters. Burial
will be the church cemetery.
Surviving: son, Bobby Crabtree of Bahama; two daughters, Edna "Tootsie"
Bass and her husband Hugh of Durham, and Cathy Crabtree of Durham; brother,Bruce
Mangum of Durham and sister, Verlie Wilkins of Durham; seven grandchildren
and their spouses, Pamand Darrell Slaughter, Teressa and Keith Cooley,
Kenny and Jeanette Bass, Steve and Helen Bass, Roger and Carolyn Bass,
Ruby and Tommy Mangum, and Denise and John Turner; ten great-grandchildren,
Kristin Slaughter, Kelly Slaughter, Bryce Mangum, Jordan Mangum, Wesley
Cooley, Brittany Bass, Chad Bass, Adam Bass, Anna Bass, and Daniel Bass.
Mrs. Crabtree was preceded in death by her son Clarence A. Crabtree,
her daughter-in-law, Phyllis Burch Crabtree; brothers Spencer and Isaac
Mangum; and sister Sadie Robinson, Elsie Wilkins, Lillian Mangum, and Mamie
The family will receive friends Monday night from 7-9 p.m. at Howerton
& Bryan Funeral Home and other times at the home.
Pallbearers will be Kenny Bass, Roger Bass, SteveBass, Bradley Hopkins,
Mike Mangum, Thomas Mangum, Tony Mangum, and Darrell Slaughter. Honorary
Pallbearers will be the Bahama EMS Fire and Rescue Squad, Ben Crabtree,
Graham Crabtree, Keith Cooley, Haywood Ellis, Joe Ellis, Winston Ellis,
Carl Hopkins, Allen Martin, Onice Parrish, Mike Pintor, Eddie Sykes, Danny
Tackett, JohnTurner, Cecil Wilkins.
Flowers are acceptable or memorials may be made to Mt. Tabor United
Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Mary Sue Parrish, P.O. Box 76, Bahama,
WILLADA R. DENT
DURHAM -- Willada Rickman Dent, 88, of Prospect, KY, daughter of the
late Rev. William R. and Martha Gladys Hall Rickman of the Caldwellcommunity
of Orange County, died Thursday at her home. A native of Virginia, and
a former resident of Durham, Mrs. Dent graduated from Watts School of Nursing.
Her husband, the late Paul Lawrence Dent, was surgeon at Camp Butner during
WWII. Mrs. Dent was a member of Averett College Alumni Association in Danville,
VA, Kentucky Historical Society, Friends of the State Archives, Filson
Club Historical Society, Oldham County (KY) Historical Society, Missouri
Historical Society, Louisville Orchestra Association, and the Long Run
Hounds and Clear Creek Beagles Club.
Mrs. Dent is survived by her daughters, Mrs. Marshall L. Helms, Mrs.James
D. Hammer, Mrs. William F. Herrfeldt, and Mrs. John M. Barr II; eight grandchildren;
and one great-grandchild.
Funeral service will be held Monday, January 26, at 11 a.m. at St.
Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church, Louisville, KY. Burial to follow
at Cave Hill Cemetery.
Pearson Funeral Home of Louisville is handling arrangements, Howerton-Bryan
Funeral Home in is charge of local arrangements.
RUTH MILLER DRISCOLL
RALEIGH -- Ruth Miller Driscoll, died Saturday morning, January 24,
Mrs. Driscoll was born in 1902, in East Orange, New Jersey, the daughter
of Everett Henry and Grace Maclachlan Miller.
She was preceded in death byher husband, Rear Admiral Roland Donald
Driscoll (US Navy Chaplain in the Pacific during World War II) and her
son, Robert Miller Driscoll.
Mrs. Driscoll and her husband made their home in California for many
years, where she worked as a model for Bullock's Department Store in Lakewood
and Los Angeles. Mrs. Driscoll wasa lifelong community volunteer with special
interest toward the needs of children. CHILD HELP USA was very dear to
her, where she was a charter member of International Orphans, Inc.
After her husband and son died, Mrs. Driscoll moved to Raleigh and
Springmoor, where she continued her volunteer work with the Springmoor
Health Center Auxiliary and enjoyed singing in the Springmoor Choir.
Mrs. Driscoll is survived byher sister, Beth Miller Ethridge and her
husband, William C. Ethridge, nieces and nephews, Oliver Wood McClintock
Jr., Everett Miller McClintock, Mr. and Mrs. William Clivie Boxley III,
Mr. and Mrs. John Maclachlan Boxley, Mrs. Ann S. Ethridge and eleven great-nieces
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, January 27, in the
The family will receive friends after the service at Springmoor. Burial
will be in Clinton, N.J.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Springmoor Choir, 1500 Sawmill Road,
Raleigh, N.C. 27615; or to a charity of one's choice.
WILLIE O. DUNN
DURHAM -- Willie Oliver Dun n, 78, of 2407 Lindmont Ave., died on Thursday,
January 22, 1998.
Funeral 1 p.m. Tuesday, January27, 198 at Charity Christian Fellowship
INC., with Rev. Shawlin Dunn and Rev. Sidney Harris-Eulogist officiating.
Burial, Markham Memorial Garden.
Surviving: wife, Mrs. Fannie Mae Dunn of the home, daughters, Dorothy
M. Dunn, Betty D. Ruffin, Shawlin Dunn, all of Durham.
Visitation from 7-8 p.m. January 26, 1998 at Scarborough & Hargett
Funeral Home, Durham.
MELVIN EDWARD EASON JR.
ZEBULON -- Melvin Edward Eason Jr., 72, of Antioch Church Road, died
Saturday in the VA Medical Center in Durham. He was born July 6, 1925 in
Johnston County to the late Melvin E. and Willie Harris Eason Sr. Mr. Eason
was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII, was a retired Heavy Equipment operator
with Rea Construction Company, and was a member of the Smithfield Moose
Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of
Parrish Funeral Home in Selma, withthe Rev. Braxton Creech and the Rev.
Leslie Parrish officiating. Burial will follow in the Eason Family Cemetery.
Surviving: two sons and daughters-in-law, Roy M. and Florence Eason
of Zebulon and Eddie & Imogene Eason of Franklinton; daughters and
sons-in-law, Carol & Danny O'Neal of Zebulon and Lynn & Danny Creech
ofSelma; half-brother, A.V. Eason of Zebulon; sister, Dorothy Williamson
of Zebulon; half-sister, Leona Hill of Smithfield; two grandchildren; two
step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral
home and at other times will be at the home of Carol O'Neal, 12612 NC Highway
96 North, Selma.
ANDREW R. JACKSON
LILLINGTON -- Mr. AndrewR. Jackson, 91, died Sunday at Rex Hospital
in Raleigh. He was preceded in death by his wife, Effie M. Jackson.
Mr. Jackson was a life long Scout Master, holding the Silver Beaver
Award, the highest award given to an adult. A graduate of North Carolina
State College, he worked as a postal employee until his retirement.He was
a member of the Lillington Presbyterian Church and also elder Emeritus.
Funeral servicewill be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Lillington Presbyterian
Church with the Rev. Bill Goodnight and Rev.Bert Pitchford officiating.
Burial will follow at Flat Branch Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Surviving: one daughter, Ann J. Collins of Lillington; two sons, Andrew
R. Jackson, Jr of Panama City, FL, and James M. Jackson of Lake Gaston;
one sister, Margaret J. Mathews of Fayetteville; six grandchildren and
Family to receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday at O'Quinn-Peebles Funeral
Memorials may be made to Lillington Presbyterian Church, The Flat Branch
Presbyterian Church or to the Boy Scouts of America.
ELLEN B. MENDENHALL
GARNER -- Ellen Byrd Mendenhall, 62, of Garner, died Sunday at Raleigh
Community Hospital. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, January 27,
1998 at 2 p.m. at Garner United Methodist Church. The family will receive
friends at 1 p.m. prior to the service in the Church Parlor. A graveside
service will follow at 4 p.m. in the Family Cemetery in Faison, N.C.
She is survived by a son, Steve Mendenhall and wife, Donna of Clayton;
a daughter, Julie Williams and husband, David of Garner; and a granddaughter,
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Meals on Wheels of Garner,
205 E. Garner Rd., Garner, N.C. 27529.
Arrangements by Community Funeral Home, of Warsaw.
PARNELL HUGGINS MOORE
DURHAM -- Mrs. Parnell Huggins Moore, 76, daughter of the late Jesse
and Martha Debose Huggins, began her life on June 13, 1921, in Darlington,
SC. She wenthome to rest on January 23, 1998 in Durham Regional Hospital.
Mrs. Moore was a longtime employee of Gold Kist Poultry and retired from
Johnson-Forrester Laundry. She joined Jesus House of Prayer Holiness Church
and remained a faithful member until 1987, when she moved her membership
to the Highway House of Prayer. She was a devoted member of the Ministerial
staff, Missionary Board, Mother Board and the Highway Gospel Singers. She
was married to the late Walter "Monroe" Moore.
Funeral service will be Tuesday, 1 p.m. at Highway House of Prayer
with Prophet George Trice officiating. Burial will follow in Markham Memorial
Gardens. The family will receive friends an hour before the service at
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jesse H. Covington
and Arthur of Durham; sister, Vestie H. Hicks of Durham; six grandchildren;
ten great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; an a host of nieces
Funeral arrangements are provided by Ellis D. Jones & Sons Funeral
ALICE J. OWENS
SOUTHERN PINES -- Alice Jacobs Owens, 88, died January 25, 1998, at
First Health Moore Regional Hospital.
Funeral is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain
Henry C. Duncan officiating. Burial is in Pinelawn Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband, Erskine A. Owens; a son, E. Dixon Owens,
Columbia, S.C.; and a grandson, Ira E. Owens, Columbia, S.C.
ALICE H. PURDIE
RALEIGH -- Alice Hart Turner Purdie, 87, of Springmoor Retirement Center,
Raleigh, died 01/24/98 at 1:45 p.m.
A memorialservice will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, First Presbyterian Church
in Dunn, NC, with Dr. David Bailey officiating. A private family burial
will be in Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends after the
memorial serviceat the church.
Mrs. Purdie was born June 14, 1910 in Wake County, North Carolina.
She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hart Turner of Raleigh. She
graduated from Hugh Morrison High School, Class of 1927, and attended Mary
Baldwin College. For many years, she worked as a secretary for the IRS
and the NC Legislature. Mrs. Purdie is the former president and owner of
T.H. Turner Farms, Inc., south of Garner.
She married Edward Purdie, Jr., of Dunn, NC, and had four children:
Edward Purdie, III, Susan Purdie Allen, Alice Hart Purdie, and Thomas James
Purdie. She is survived by her daughters, Susan Purdie Allen of Raleigh
and Alice Hart Purdie of Charlotte, and her son-in-law, Lark M. Allen of
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be sent to First
Presbyterian Church, 901 N. Park Ave., Dunn, N.C. 28334; Turner MemorialBaptist
Church, NC 50 Highway, Garner, N.C. 27529, or the American Cancer Society
of Wake County, 620 W. Morgan St., Raleigh, N.C. 27603.
Cromartie, Miller, and Lee Funeral Home of Dunn, NC, is serving the
familyof Mrs. Purdie.
ELVIE J. RIGSBEE
DURHAM -- Miss Elvie Joyce Rigsbee, 60, resident of 3919 Linden Rd.,
died Friday evening in Durham Regional Hospital following declining health.
She had been a life long resident of Durham and was the daughter of the
late Lora Riley Rigsbee.She was predeceased by a brother, Robert Lee Rigsbee,
Jr.She was a natural care giver always giving of herself unselfishly to
others. She was employed with Hechts for 38 years. She was a member of
Mt. Hermon Baptist Church.
Surviving: are her father, Robert Lee Rigsbee, Sr. of Durham; three
sister, Mrs. Norma J. Hannah and husband, Jimmy, and Mrs. Nancy Williams
and husband, Fred, both of Cary and Sandra, of Durham; her friend, Iris
R. Thomason of Durham; and four nieces and three nephews.
Graveside services will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in Mt. Hermon
Baptist Church Cemetery by Rev. Joe Bostic. Pallbearers will be David Davis,
Ricky Bailey, Max Price, John Bullock, Rufus Bullock and Jerry Sanes.
Flowers are acceptable or those wishing may make memorial contributions
to Mt. Hermon Baptist Church, 4511 Old NC 10, Durham, N.C. 27705.
Arrangements are by Clements Funeral Home of Durham.
JAY KEITT SAWYER
RALEIGH -- Jay Keitt Sawyer, 54,of Raleigh, died suddenly Saturday
in Clemson, S.C. he was product manager with IBM.
Jay was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved the outdoors. He was
a member of White Plains United Methodist Church in Cary, a Bible Study
Fellowship Leader, a loving husband, and father and a friend to many.
Funeral servicewill be held Tuesday at 11 am. at White Plains United
Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Epworth United Methodist Church
Cemetery in Vanceboro, N.C. at 4 p.m.
Surviving: his wife, Jackie Dixon Sawyer; two sons, Lee Bland and wife,
Kayla Koppelman Sawyer of Fuquay-Varina, Dean Alan Sawyer of Clemson, S.C.;
one daughter, Amy Sawyer Williams and husband, Mark Cameron Williams of
Apex; his father, Keitt Sawyer and mother, Doris Bland Sawyer of Vanceboro;
one brother, George Bland Sawyer of New Bern.
The family will receive friends Monday from 7-9 p.m. at Brown-Wynne
Funeral Home in Cary.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, that memorials be made
to the American Heart Association, 3901 Computer Dr., Suite 110, Raleigh,
CHARLIE E. SMITH
ROXOBEL -- Mr. Charlie Everett Smith, 84, of Tyler School Road, died
Saturday, January 24, 1998 at his home.
Mr. Smith wasa USAF Master Sgt., retired having served with the United
States Air Force for 21 years.
He was the so n of the late Charlie Smith and Mollie Smith.
Survivors include his wife, Laura Bracy Smith; three daughters, Sandra
Buchite of Kitty Hawk, Laura Jo Traylor of Eure and Susan Godwin of Newton
Grove; two sons, Charlie E. Smith Jr. of Hampton, Va., and Robert Douglas
Smith of Newport News, Va.; a half brother, Herbert Smith of St. Cloud
Fla.; six grandchildren.
Graveside service with full military honors will be held Tuesday at
2 p.m. at Roxobel-Kelford Cemetery by Rev. James Scarbora and Rev. Wayne
The family will receive friends at Massey Funeral Home in Aulander,
N.C., Monday from 7-9 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Roanoke-Chowan Hospice, Ahoskie,
SARAH L. SMITH
LEXINGTON -- Sarah Lanier Smith, 77, of 400 Country Club Drive, Lexington,
died Saturday evening in Lexington Memorial Hospital after 2 years of declining
health and 3 days critical illness.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 27, 1998 at First United
Methodist Church where she was a member. Dr. J. Hurley Thomas will officiate.
Burialwill follow in Forest Hill Memorial Park.
Mrs. Smith was born in Greer, South Carolina, January 21, 1921 to Harold
H. Lanier and Ida Mae Mitchell Lanier. She was Co-Founder of National Wholesale
Company and was active in the American Diabetes Association.
Surviving are: spouse, Edward (Eddie) Smith, Sr. of the home; a son,
Eddie Smith, Jr. and wife, Jo of Greenville, NC; one daughter, Lynda Smith
Swann and husband,Michael of Lexington, NC; three grandchildren, Christopher
Blake Smith, Melissa Lanier Swann and Parker Smith Swann; three great-grandchildren,
Grace Elizabeth Smith, Sue Daniels Smith and Anna Kathyrn Smith; one sister,
Connie Craver of Cary, N.C.
The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday at Davidson
Funeral Home and other times at the home, 400 Country Club Drive, Lexington.
Memorialsmay be made to the American Diabetes Association, N.C. Affiliate,
3109 Poplarwood Court, Suite 125, Raleigh, N.C. 27604-1043.
MAVIS MATTHEWS STEPHENSON
MORGANTON -- Mavis Matthews Stephenson, 96, formerly of Lenoir Road,
Morganton, died Saturday, January 24 at Autumn Care. She was born June
1, 1901 in Harnett County, North Carolina. She was the daughter of the
late George W. and Dora McCloud Matthews. She was aretired grocery store
owner in Wilmington, North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her husband,William
S. Stephenson, sons, Howard and Darnell Stephenson, and grandson, Michael
Surviving: daughter, Elender S. Blackburn of Wilmington; daughter,
Ann S. Greer of Morganton; sons, Loyd Stephenson ofWilmington, Lynwood
Stephenson of Fayetteville, Terry Stephenson of Spartanburg, SC, Phillip
Stephenson of Johnson City, TN; 21 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren;
Funeral service will be held Monday, January 26, 11 a.m. at Kirksey
Memorial Chapel in Morganton. Officiating will bethe Rev. Denny Camp and
Diana Crawford. Graveside service will be Tuesday, January 27, 2 p.m. in
Harnett County, North Carolina.
The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 7-8:30 p.m. at
Kirksey Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Valdese First Christian Church, 916 Berry
Street, Valdese, North Carolina 28690.
Kirksey Funeral Home of Morganton is assisting the Family.
LOUISE S. WOMACK
DURHAM -- Mrs. Louise Smith Womack, resident of 4900 N. Roxboro Rd.,
Apt. 227, died Sunday morning in Northwood Manor Convalescent Center following
declining health. She was born in Greensboro, the daughter of the late
Robert E. and Mamie Brown Smith. She was the wife of the late Roy Clyde
Womack, Sr. Mrs. Womack had been a resident of Durham for most of her life
and was a retired employee of 50 years with Burlington Industries. She
was a member of Northern Free Will Baptist Church. Mrs. Womack was predeceased
by a son, John Womack and his wife, Nellie.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lynda W. Carden and her husband, Joe
of Durham; three sons, Roy Womack and his wife, Delaine, Andrew Womack
and Ted Womack and his wife, Pat, all of Durham; nine grandchildren; nine
great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Northern
Free Will Baptist Church by Rev. Billy Toler. Burial will follow in Rose
of Sharon Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert Womack, Christopher
Womack, Stephen Womack, Lonnie Ellis, J.D. Boothe and Barry Farrell.
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. at Clements
Funeral Home and at other times will be at the home of a daughter, Mrs.
Lynda W. Carden of 4302 Sterling Dr.
Sharon Renee Wilder
Sharon Renee Wilder, 24, of 103 Castill Place, died July 23, 2001,
at Wake Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer. She was a
1994 graduate of Garner Senior High School, she attended Wake Technical
College and loved working with children through Daycare and Photography.
Funeral services were July 25 at Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel. Burial followed
in Montlawn Memorial Park. She was preceded in death by her grandparents,
Audrey Parrish Burtchette and Willie Lee Burtchette. Surviving: mother,
Elaine Burtchette Wilder and her fiance, James Smith of Garner; his sons,
Jim Smith of Raleigh and Chris Smith of Wise, Va.; aunt, Vicky B. Davis
and her husband, Bobby Davis of Raleigh; uncle, Donald Burtchette and his
wife, Shyrl H. Burtchette, of Port Tobacco, Md.; cousins, Melanie Kraft
of LaPlata, Md., Kim Tressler of Bullock, and Jennifer Burtchette of Laurel,
Md. Memorial contributions may be made to Layden Memorial United Methodist
Church, 2607 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, 27603.
Opal Nelson Pegram
Opal Nelson Pegram, 79, of 121 Townview Trail, retired administrative
secretary for the Wake County Public Library, died Monday, July 30, 2001,
at her home.
Funeral service was held Aug. 2 at Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel. Burial
followed in Montlawn Memorial Park.
Surviving: daughters, Ida Pegram of Raleigh and Trudi Ranew of Garner;
son, Skip Pegram of Durham; grandchildren, Marley and Jordan Ranew, both
of Garner and Joey Elliott of Virginia Beach, Va.; sisters, Ruth Walk of
St. Petersburg, Fla., and Jae Monterosso of Palmetto, Fla.
Jeanne H. Kohler
Jeanne H. Kohler, 66, of Raleigh, died on Friday, Aug. 3, 2001. Funeral
service was held Aug. 5 at Mitchell Funeral Home. Burial followed in Raleigh
Surviving: sons and daughters-in-law, Jonathan and Melony Kohler of
Garner, Joshua and Celeste Kohler of Raleigh, Jason and Teresa Kohler of
Sacramento, Calif.; grandchildren, Adam and Tina Kohler; great-grandson,
Anthony Kohler; brother, Leonard Hunter, Jr. and wife, Eva of Trenton,
N.J.; sister, Elayne Bishop of Florence, S.C.; two nephews.
Ronald D. Bridgforth
Ronald D. Bridgforth, 58, of Garner, died Friday, July 27, 2001, at
Wake Medical Center. Funeral service was held in Belton, Mo.
Surviving: wife, Diana; son, Scott of the home; brothers, Norman and
Gerry of Helena, Okla.; sister, Wanda Courtney of Belton.
Marshall L. Anderson Sr.
Marshall L. Anderson Sr., 68, of Pine Level, died Wednesday, Aug. 1,
2001. Funeral service was held Aug. 5 at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial followed in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens.
Surviving: daughters, Shirley Anderson of Raleigh, Janice Arnold of
Knightdale, Barbara Anderson of Garner, Wendy Bowers of China Grove; sons,
Marshall L. Anderson, Jr. of Wendell and Thomas Anderson of Raleigh; 12
grandchildren; 18 greata-grandchildren; three sisters; three brothers.
Nicholas Antoine Stewart
Nicholas Antoine Stewart, of Raleigh, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001,
at his home. Funeral service was held Aug. 6 at St. Matthew AME Church.
Interment followed in Carolina Biblical Gardens.
Surviving: companion, Kathy Carr; his "adopted" children, Brian Carr,
Audrey Richardson and Sharon Taylor, all of Raleigh; "adopted" grandchildren,
Ryan Taylor, Quantez Berwell and Jasmine Ramie, all of Raleigh; mother,
Christine Stewart of Raleigh; brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Barbara
Stewart of Garner; sisters, Karen Smiley of Raleigh and Darlene Stewart
of Macon, Ga.; aunts, Olivia Howard of Los Angeles and Novella Thomas of
Philadelphia, Penn.; uncle, Floyd Shipp of New Hill; nieces, Thea Smiley
of Macon, Ga., and Deonka Stewart of Garner; nephews, Edward Smiley of
Raleigh, Cedric Stewart of Garner, Deon Stewart of Camp Pendleton, Calif.,
and Kellen Stewart of Macon, Ga.; a host of family and friends.
Jeannie Grey Bierce
Jeannie Grey Bierce, 35 of Smithfield, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2001. Funeral
service was held Aug. 6 at Highland Baptist Church. Burial followed in
Montlawn Memorial Park.
Surviving: parents, Louis and Sally Bierce; sisters, Laura Stephenson
and husband, Kyle of Garner, Jennifer Dorsey and husband, David of Wilson;
nieces, Ashley Stephenson and Taylor Dorsey; grandmother and grandfather,
Melvin and Mina Watson of Kenly; many family members and friends.
Alice I. Black
Mrs. Alice I. Palmer Black, 69, of Sanford, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2001,
at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford. Funeral service will be held Wednesday,
Aug. 8, at 2 p.m. in Blandonia Presbyterian Church in Sanford. Burial will
follow in Lee Memory Gardens.
Surviving: son, Richard A Black of Garner; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild;
sisters, Josephine Johnson of Philadelphia, Penn., Betty Palmer of Sanford;
brother, Richard Palmer of Philadelphia; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives
Genevieve P. Hatcher
Genevieve Pollard Hatcher, 80, of The Laurels of Forest Glenn, died
Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001. Funeral service was held on Tuesday at Bryan-Lee
Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Willow Spring Primitive Baptist
Surviving: daughters, Peggy Molden of Garner, Judy Gay of Wilson, Pat
Keith of Grovetown, Ga., Brenda Mills of Swansboro and Betty Carlyle of
Zebulon; sons, Phillip Pollard and Ronnie Pollard, both of Fuquay-Varina
and Teddy Pollard of Smithfield; sister, Ann Poole of Knightdale; brother,
Jimmy Creech of Mt. Olive; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.
Pattie T. Glover
Pattie T Glover, 80, of 615 Spring Forest Road, died Sunday, October
14, 2001. Funeral service was held on Tuesday in the Chapel of Brown-Wynne
Funeral Home. Interment followed in Raleigh Memorial Park.
Surviving: children, William Smith of Goldsboro, Sarah Rush of Belhaven,
Dennis Glover of Greer, SC and Pamela Matthews of Garner; eight grandchildren;
James V. Faulk
James Venable Faulk, 59, of Dudley, died Saturday, October 13, 2001
at his home. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct.
17, at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Wayne Memorial
Surviving: wife, Pat Shumate Faulk; two sons, a daughter; four grandchildren;
mother-in-law; brother, Alva Faulk Jr.; sister, Betty Faulk, both of Garner.
Inez Hollamon Hill
Mrs. Inez Hollamon Hill, 100, of Grantham, died Friday, October 12,
2001 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Services was held at Falling Creek
Baptist Church on Sunday. Burial followed in Wayne Memorial Park.
Surviving: sons, William Hill of Goldsboro; daughters, Margaret Pipkin
of Wake Forest and Jean Thornton of Garner; 20 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren;
Dacus P. McCain Jr.
Dacus Pierce McCain Jr., 87, of Nashville, died Friday, October 12,
2001. Services was held on Monday, Oct. 15, at Nashville United Methodist
Church. Burial followed in Forest Hill Cemetery, Nashville.
Surviving: wife, Ida Braswell McCain; son, D.P. McCain III of Nashville;
stepson, Jimmy Smith of Nashville; stepdaughters, Patricia Trusselle of
Charlottesville, VA and Dolly Hiller of Rochester, NY; granddaughter, Hunter
McCain of Nashville; step-grandchildren, Amy Saxe, Nannette Hiller, both
of Rochester, NY, Marie Creste of Brooklyn, NY, Todd Smith of Garner, Cindy
Scheipers of Nashville and four step-great-grandchildren.
Frances Alexander Lewis
Frances Violet Alexander Lewis, 79, of Raleigh, died Thursday, October
11, 2001. Funeral service was held on Sunday at Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel
in Raleigh. Burial followed in Montlawn Memorial Park.
Surviving: sister, Ada Mae Garner of Raleigh; nieces and nephews, Ester
Eason of Raleigh, Rosa Garner and husband, Jim of Madison, WI, Edward Garner
and wife, Elaine of Newport, Ben Garner and wife, Cristina of Garner; special
friends, John Killebrew of Wake Forest and Juanita Taylor of Raleigh; seven
great-nieces and nephews; six great-great-nieces and nephews.
John E. Foster II
John E. Foster II, of Kure Beach, died Thursday, October 11, 2001 at
the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center. Funeral service was held on Sunday
at Andrew Mortuary Valley Chapel. Interment followed in Federal Point Cemetery.
Surviving: wife, Janet Foster of Kure Beach; sons, John Foster III
and wife, Sandra of Garner and David Foster of Kure Beach; daughter, Roxanne
Salisbury and husband, Ted of Cary; grandchildren, Steven Salisbury, Paul
Salisbury, Jordan Foster and Bryce Overton; sister, Joan Pozicky of Jupiter,
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