Miscellaneous Wake County, North Carolina Obituaries


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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, NC 27609.
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.

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.

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 Isaac Allgood.
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.

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. Zion Church.
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 positions.
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.

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 Leesville Road,Raleigh.
Visitation with the family at the church will precede Mass at 1:00 p.m.
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.

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 Cemetery.
Mrs. Braxton was an active member of Godwin Presbyterian Church, Godwin, N.C.
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 seven great-grandchildren.
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, N.C. 28551.

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 friends.
A visitation is today at Ellis D. Jones & Sons Funeral Chapel from 7-8 p.m.

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 Mangum.
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, NC 27503.

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.

RALEIGH -- Ruth Miller Driscoll, died Saturday morning, January 24, at Springmoor.
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 and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, January 27, in the Springmoor Auditorium.
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.

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.

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 Lodge.
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.

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 four great-grandchildren.
Family to receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday at O'Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Lillington Presbyterian Church, The Flat Branch Presbyterian Church or to the Boy Scouts of America.

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, Crystal Lee.
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.

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 the church.
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 and nephews.
Funeral arrangements are provided by Ellis D. Jones & Sons Funeral Directors.

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.

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 Raleigh.
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.

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.

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, N.C. 27609.

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 Garner.
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, N.C. 27910.

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.

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 Stephenson.
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; two great-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.

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 Memorial Park.
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 and friends.

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 Church Cemetery.
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; 11 great-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 Park.
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; three great-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, FL.

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