Miscellaneous Wake County, North Carolina Obituaries


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CARY -- Lillie M. Lynch, 78, of Apex and formerly of Cary, died Thursday, July 9,1998, after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Lynch was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and a member of the XYZ Club of Cary.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Mausoleum Chapel at Raleigh Memorial Park.
Surviving are: daughters, Gail Zadell of Apex, Barbara Langley of Maryland; brothers, Curtis and Insley Humphreys of Maryland; sister, Mary Dodson of Maryland; and three grandchildren, Lisa Kempf, Kim Walker, and Brad Zadell.
Mrs. Lynch was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Lynch.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 1300 St. Mary's Street, 4th floor, Raleigh, N.C. 27605.
Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary.


WILSON -- Suzelle "Sue" C. Adams, 72, died Friday, July 10, 1998. Graveside service 2 p.m. Sunday, Fairview Cemetery, LaGrange, N.C., with Rev. Jim McKinnon officiating.
She was retired from Reubon H. Donnelley Corp. and until her illness she was office manager of Hilton's Men and Ladies Shop.
Surviving: daughters, Alice A. Bass of Wilson, Suzanne A. Hughes of Piedmont, S.C.; son, Ray M. "Skip" Adams Jr. of Charlotte; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray M. Adams.
Visitation from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Joyner's Funeral Home, 4100 US 264 West; other times the family will beat 101 Dryden Place.


FUQUAY-VARINA -- Travis Phillip Betts, 76, died Thursday.
Funeral 11 a.m. today, Piney Grove Baptist Church. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements by Sugg Funeral Home.


SELMA -- James N."Jim" Flowers, 68, a retired inspector with the Department of Agriculture, died Friday.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Parrish Funeral Home in Selma. Entombment will be in Selma Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are: his wife, Dina Brown Flowers; two sons, James N. Flowers, Jr. and his wife, Janet of Cary, John Flowers and his wife, Sheila of Wilson's Mills; two daughters, D.C. Flowers and DiDi Flowers, both of Selma; his mother, Olivia Jones Flowers of Smithfield; a sister, Ann Lee of Smithfield; and two grandsons, Boone Flowers and Ben Flowers.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday night from 7-9 p.m.


GREENVILLE -- Roy L.Honeycutt Jr., 78, died Thursday, July 9, 1998.
The funeral service will be conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. at St. Pauls Episcopal Church. Burial will be in Pinewood Memorial Park.
Mr. Honeycutt, a native of Raleigh, served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He moved to Greenville from Wilson in 1954 and soon after established Honeycutt Beauty Supply Company now Honeycutt Salon Services, Inc. The company, with offices in Greenville, Raleigh, and Virginia Beach, Va., now serves all of North Carolina and parts of both Virginia and South Carolina.
In 1995, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the National Cosmetology Association of North Carolina.
He was a member of St. Pauls Episcopal Church. Mr. Honeycutt had served in leadership roles in both the Boys and Girls Club of Pitt County and the Eastern District of the Boy Scouts of America.
He is survived by: wife, Elizabeth (Lib) Wells Honeycutt of Greenville; sons, Rhett Honeycutt and wife, Joanne Honeycutt of Greenville, Roy Honeycutt and wife, Blake Honeycutt of Greenville; step daughters, Joyce M. Davenport and husband James Davenport of Louisburg, Lee M. Vann and husband, Tom Vann of Washington, Lynn M. Forbes and husband Glenn Forbes of Greenville; grandchildren, Mark Honeycutt of Greenville, Brooks Honeycutt of Greenville, Garrett Honeycutt of Greenville, Miles Honeycutt of Greenville; step grandchildren, Rob Davenport of Raleigh, Mary D. Seegert of Raleigh, Phillip Vann of Washington, Rebecca Forbesof Greenville, David Forbes of Greenville.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Wilkerson Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Pauls Episcopal Church Building Fund, 401 E. 4th St., Greenville, N.C. 27858; or Leo Jenkins Cancer Center, ECU School of Medicine, 525 Moye Blvd., Greenville, N.C. 27858.


SMITHFIELD -- Mrs. Elizabeth "Lib" R. Hoyle, 80, of 830 Berkshire Rd., died Thursday at Carolina House of Smithfield.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Benson United Methodist Church. The Rev. Bobby Smith will officiate. Burial will follow in the Benson City Cemetery.
Mrs. Hoyle was born July 6, 1918 in Johnston County to the late Walter O. and Luna Stevens Rackley. Mrs. Hoyle owned and operated Mrs. W. O. Rackley's Drygoods in Benson. She was a member of the Benson United Methodist Church. Mrs. Hoyle was a past manager of the Benson Chamber of Commerce and was a former member of the Benson Planning Board. She was a very active member of the Democratic Party, and was named the Democratic Woman of the Year in N.C. for 1984. Mrs. Hoyle was the chairperson of the Johnson County Board of Elections. She was appointed to the USS NC Battleship Commission by Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. Mrs. Hoyle was a member of the Smithfield Women's Club and was voted as the Club Woman of the Year in 1976.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John "Jay" Lindsay and Deborah "Debbie" Sykes Ferguson III of White Oak, and a granddaughter, Jaime Lynn Ferguson.
Family will be at Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Benson 7-9 p.m. Saturday.


KNIGHTDALE -- Beulah Minor Liles, 77, of 530 North Cypress Street, Wendell, died Thursday, July 9, 1998 at Raleigh Community Hospital. Funeral 2 p.m. Sunday, July 12, 1998 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel. Burial, Zebulon Town Cemetery.
Surviving: children, Tim Liles and wife, Delbra of Wendell, Earl Liles of Youngsville, Donald Liles and wife, Sharon of Wendell, Willard Liles and wife, Letty of Knightdale, J.C. Liles of Zebulon, Jackie L. Denton and husband, James of Middlesex, Carolyn L. Vaughan and husband, Doug of Knightdale; sisters, Veola Richards of Creedmoor, Vera Bailey of Zebulon; brother, Carlton Minor of Wake Forest; 23 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Liles was preceded in death by her husband, Clee Liles; her son, Rudolph Liles; her daughters, Helen Myrickand Joyce Mancino; her brother, Alton Minor.
Family will receive relatives and friends from 7-9 p.m.Saturday, July 11, 1998 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service and Crematory, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545 and other times at the home of Carolyn and Doug Vaughan, 415 Park Avenue, Knightdale, NC 27545.


TYLER, TX -- Services for Theodora (Teddy) L. Long, 70, Tyler, are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 12th, at Lloyd James Funeral Home Chapel, Tyler, with Pastor Dr. David Dykes and Minister of Senior Adults, Daryl Dunks from Green AcresBaptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Cathedral of the Pines Cemetery, Tyler.
Mrs. Long died July 10 in Tyler after a lengthy illness.
She was born Oct. 22, 1927 in Raleigh, N.C. She was a member of Green Acres Baptist Church, officer of John Childs Friendship Class for many years, longtime memberof Briarwood Country Club Women's Golf Association, noted for three holes in one during her golf career, member of Gloryland Singers, and she was affiliated with Wachovia Bank, N.C., and vault teller at Heritage Bank,Tyler.
She was the devoted wife of Paul H. Long Jr., for fifty years, a mother, and grandmother.
Survivors include husband, Paul H. Long Jr. of Tyler; daughter, Paula Weiss, Tyler, Barbara Ann Bunch,NC; son, Paul H. Long III and wife Cindy Long, Iowa; and twins, Suzanne Louise Oden and husband, Johnny Russell Oden, Tyler, and Patricia Lynn Youset and husband, Fred Youset, Tyler; eight grandchildren, and four step-grandchildren, and one chihuahua, "Muffin".
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


BENSON -- Dr. Luis F. Mahiquez Sr., 76, of 1078 N. Lincoln Street, died Thursday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington.
Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Rose & Graham Funeral Home chapel, Benson. Father Trent Watts will officiate. Burial will follow in Roselawn Cemetery.
Dr. Mahiquez was born in Cuba, August 19, 1921, to the late Jose F. and Josefa Felico Mahiquez. He graduated from the University of Havana in Cuba and practiced medicine for 15 years in Cuba. After moving to America, Dr. Mahiquez practiced general surgery and family medicine in Virginia. He moved to Benson and opened his practice in 1967 until his retirement in 1987. Dr. Mahiquez was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Survivors include wife, Zobeida Fernandez Mahiquez; sons, Luis F. Mahiquez Jr. of Tampa, Fla., and Jose F. Mahiquez of Benson; daughters, Beidy M. Podgorski of Columbia, TN., Tessy M. Prades of Orlando, Fla., Rosa Maria Mahiquez of Tampa, Fla.; brothers, Jose F. Mahiquez of Miami, Orlando Mahiquez, Reinaldo Mahiquez, Neri F. Mahiquez, all of Cuba; and nine grandchildren.


CARY -- Lana Nicholson Miller, 50, of 108 Lendl Court in Cary, died on Monday, July 6, 1998 at Duke Medical Center.
A memorial service will be held today, at 2 p.m. at Christ The King Lutheran Church in Cary. The family will receive friends in Luther Chapel at the church following the service.
The family requests that no flowers be sent. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice or to the American Cancer Society, Southeast Division, Inc., 11 S. Boylan Ave., Suite 221, Raleigh, N.C. 27611-7624.


YOUNGSVILLE -- Irene Edwards Mitchell, funeral services 2 p.m. Sunday from the Youngsville Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Youngsville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Irene E. Mitchell Park, c/o The Town of Youngsville, Youngsville, N.C. 27596 or to the Youngsville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 297,Youngsville, N.C. 27596.
The family will receive friends at the home at 7:00 p.m. today.
A service of the Bright Family.


HAVELOCK -- Ashlynn Mackenzie Paul, 21 months, of Havelock died Thursday at Craven Regional Medical Center, New Bern. Funeral service will be held at4 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church, Miller Road, Havelock, with the pastor, the Rev'd Eric Lindblade, officiating.
Surviving: parents, Dr. Larry S. and Nancy C. Paul of Havelock; three brothers, Matthew Austin Paul, Allan Scott Paul and Kenan Stuart Paul, all of the home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James H. Potter of Beaufort, maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Cieszko of Havelock.
Preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Larry S. Paul Sr.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Presbyterian Day Care Center, P.O. Box 665, Havelock, NC 28532 or First United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 324, Havelock, NC 28532.
Arrangements by Brooks Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Morehead City, North Carolina.


APEX -- Charles David Pearce, 58, of 7404 Roberts Rd., died at Rex Hospital early Friday, July 10, 1998.
Mr. Pearce was a member ofGreen Level Baptist Church and a statistician with the State Employment Security Comm., with 37 years of service.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 12, 1998 at 2 p.m. in the Green Level Baptist Church by Dr. Gattis Perry and Rev. Greg Belcher. A private Burial will be at a later date in the church cemetery.
Survivors are: his wife, Ann Roberts Pearce of the home; daughters, Suzanne and husband, Mark Justice of Apex, Jennifer and husband, Chas Scott of Reidsville; a grandson, Garrett Justice; a brother, Joseph R.Pearce of Raleigh.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society Wake Co. Unit, 620 W. Morgan St., Raleigh, N.C. 27603 and to the Green-Level Baptist Church Building Fund, 8509, Green LevelChurch Rd., Apex, N.C. 27502.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, July 11, 1998 at Apex Funeral Home, 511 West Williams St., HWY 55 Apex, N.C. and other times at the home.


CARY -- John R. "Jack" Powers, 82, Cary, died July 8, at Mayview Convalescent Center.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Norma, who resides at Mayview; his son, John R. Powers Jr., of Portland, Oregon; his daughters, Sue Wessel of Apex and Marsha Ambrose of Cary; and nine grandchildren.
Jack was well-known by employees of many local businesses who welcomed his banter, his quips, and his witty T-shirt sayings as he completed retirement in Cary the past three years.
A native of Girard, Ohio, Jack held one of the longest records in the United Methodist Church with 65 years perfect attendance in Sunday School. He was a graduate of Wittenberg University, a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity, a past commander of the American Legion, a retired steel industry marketing manager, and an avid gardener.
A memorial service will be held Friday, July 10, at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Cary. He will be buried in Ohio, Sunday, July 12.
The family requests memorials be made toward a grounds beautification program in his name at Girard First Methodist Church, 22 N. Market St., Girard, Ohio, 44420.
Arrangements for the Powers family are by the Cremation Society of the Carolinas, Inc., Raleigh.


RALEIGH -- Bernard E. (Bernie) Simonson, 74, of Raleigh, died Wednesday, July 8th. He was born May 14, 1924 in Des Plaines, IL.
During WWII Bernie served in the Army Air Corps, as a B17 bomber radio operator, completing 25 missions. He returned to the University of Illinois earning a Chemical Engineering degree, then worked at the Army Chemical Center, Edgewood Arsenal, Aberdeen, MD.
He retired to Raleigh in 1976 and worked in real estate part time. Bernie was a member of the Masons, held several offices in the Masonic Grand Lodge and was active in the Shriners and the Chanters group. He was a member of the Benson Memorial United Methodist Church. He also belonged to the Organ Guild and served as substitute organist at various churches and at the state prison. Additionally, he was an Amateur Radio Operator.
Surviving: niece, Linda Emmons Stephens of Concord; nephews, Bruce Alan Emmons of Charlotte and Jay Michael Emmons of Richmond; brother-in-law, W.F. (Bud) Emmons of Raleigh; eight grandnieces and a grandnephew.
Memorial arrangements are incomplete.


GREENVILLE --Mr. Charles V. Wilkerson, 87, died Friday, July 10, 1998.
The funeral service will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Pinewood Memorial Park.
He was co-owner and retired president of S.G. Wilkerson and Sons Funeral Home, Inc., and Pinewood Memorial Park in Greenville.
He is survived by: daughter, Dr. Carole W. Samuelson of Birmingham, Alabama; son, Charles V. Wilkerson of Greenville; four grandchildren; three great-grandsons; sister, Christine W. Mashburn of Greensboro; brothers, George W. Wilkerson, Herbert M. Wilkerson, and Norman W. Wilkerson, all of Greenville.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and at other times will be at the home of Charles and Barbara Wilkerson.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Charles V. Wilkerson Scholarship Fund, c/o Kiwanis Club of Greenville, P.O. Box 1821, Greenville, N.C. 27835.


BENSON -- Mr. Alfred Wayne "Buddy" Barefoot, 44, of 1098 Shade Tree Road, died Monday at Betsy Johnson Hospital, Dunn. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. today at Rose & Graham Funeral Home chapel. Officiating will be the Revs. Bobby Smith and Glenn McCullen. Burial will follow in Barefoot family cemetery.
Mr. Barefoot was born February 5, 1954, in Harnett County to Alva Surcey Barefoot Lee of Benson and the late Alfred E. "I.D." Barefoot. He was employed in parts sales and auto sales for Capital Ford in Raleigh. Mr. Barefoot was a member of Stone's Creek Advent Christian Church.
Survivors in addition to his mother include: wife, Carol Morgan Barefoot; son, Bradley Wayne Barefoot of the home; daughter, Amanda Carol Barefoot of the home; stepfather, R.C. Lee of Benson; sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis B. and Junior Johnson of Benson.
Contributions may be made to the Barefoot Scholarship Trust Fund c/o BB&T, Acct.# 5213967683, 4409 Creedmoor Rd., Raleigh, NC 27612.
Arrangements by Rose & Graham Funeral Home, Benson.

APRIL 30, 1921 - JAN. 24, 1999

RALEIGH -- Thomas E. Kee, whose service at Shaw University covered a period of 41 years, died on Sunday, January 24, 1999 at the Wake Medical Center. Tommy, as he was affectionately known by his associates, was born in Newark, New Jersey the son of the late Floyd and Anna Kee. He began his educational journey in the public school system of Newark. He graduated from the city's Barringer High School. He entered Shaw University in 1939. There, he became well-known as a good student and as an excellent football player.
His education was interrupted from 1943-1946, while he served in the military forces. Returning to Shaw in 1946, he graduated with the class of 1947.
Dr. Kee received the Master of Arts in French from Columbia University in New York City. In 1959, he received Diplome d' etudes Francaises from the University of Bordeaux in France. He later studied during several summer school sessions at various American Institutions of higher learning.
In 1983 Shaw University, recognizing his commitment to higher education, conferred on him the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters. In 1948, Shaw University made him a member of its faculty. Forty-one years later he retired. His work experience had seen him serve as a teacher and as an administrator. As a teacher, he rose to the rank of Professor of Foreign Languages. As an administrator, he served as Dean of Students, Vice President for Student Affairs, for University Relations, for Institutional Relations, and also as Executive Vice President of the University.
He received praise from the administration and co-workers for his dedication. For three years, he served as the chairman of the Selection Committee of the University's Athletic Hall of Fame. He was inducted into that Hall in 1985.
Among his affiliations and memberships are: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, which he served as Basileus during his college days; Martin Street Baptist Church, where he served for many years as a member of the Board of Deacons, Director of the Male Chorus, and Director of the Choral Choir. He had memberships in many other organizations too numerous to list.
Family members who remember his productive and fruitful life are his wife of 55 years, Elnora McCrimmon Kee; a daughter, Dr. Brenda E. Kee of Louisville, Ky.; two sons, Thomas E. Kee and Timothy O. Kee, both of Raleigh; three sisters, Florence Hickman of East Orange, N.J., Norma Crayne of Atlanta, Ga. and Vivian Lampkin of Montclair, N.J.; one brother, Horace Kee of Plainfield, N.J.; five grandchildren, Portia Kee, Andrea Kee, Paris Kee of Raleigh, Alanna Kee Brown and Colin Kee Brown of Louisville, Ky.; one son-in-law, Wayne S. Brown; one daughter-in-law, Dietra B. Kee and a host of relatives and friends. Visitation will be Thursday, January 28, 1999 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Martin Street Baptist Church, 1001 E. Martin Street.
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 29, 1999 at 11 a.m. at the Martin Street Baptist Church, with Dr. Charles T. Bullock, Pastor, officiating and Lightner Funeral Home in charge.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Thomas E. Kee, Scholarship Fund at Shaw University, 118 E. South Street, Raleigh, N.C. 27601.

Sept. 11, 1947 - Jan. 21, 1999

RALEIGH -- Chip Lewis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wade C. Lewis, Jr., died from a massive heart attack, while in Cincinnati, Ohio on business.
He is survived by his wife, Wylene; his son, Christopher, director of Camp Cheerio in N.C.; and his daughter, Sara, a junior at Indiana University. Their home is in Elkhart, Indiana, where Chip was employed by Goshen Rubber Company, as Vice President of Human Resources. His brother, Dale who has spent most of his adult life in the bush country of Zambia, Africa, is on the staff of N.Y. Zoological Society, serving as a wildlife conservationist.
Chip began the game of golf at age seven, after a bout with Polio. As the years rolled by he continued his love of the game making a name for himself in junior golf tournaments played throughout the southeastern states. He played on Broughton High golf team, and later entered Wake Forest University on a golf scholarship. While still an amateur he played in the U.S. Open and followed that by turning professional. His first job as a pro did little to stimulate his long-term interest in golf, and after a few short years he gave up his professional status and finally regained his amateur standing.
Other survivors include Mr. and Mrs. Edwin E. Flythe, and their son, Skip, who, on numerous occasions played with Chip when participating in member-guest tournaments at Carolina Country Club in Raleigh, N.C. Also, Walter F. Lewis of Topsail, N.C. and Walter F. Lewis, Jr. of Raleigh.
A memorial service will be held at St. Michaels Episcopal Church on Wednesday, January 27, 1999 at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Y.M.C.A. Camp Cheerio-Lewis Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 6258, High Point, N.C. 27262 or Hospice of Wake County, 1300 St. Mary's Street, Raleigh, N.C. 27605


NORLINA -- Kenneth Davis, 82, died Tuesday at Maria Parham Hospital.
Mr. Davis was born in Vance County, son of the late Hugh Cheek and Estra Dickerson Davis.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Katie Clark Davis.
Mr. Davis was a disabled veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Civil Service at Norfolk Naval Base. As a member of the Warrenton Lions club, he served at various offices and committees. Also he was a member of Norlina United Methodist Church.
Survivors include: daughters and sons-in-law, Katie and Harry Hankla of Charlotte, Patricia and Paul Loenig of Pennington, NJ; grandchildren, Kimberly Elyanow of Las Vegas, NV, David Hankla of Lawrenceville, GA, Mark Hankla of Danbury, CT, and Dr. P.T. Koenig III of Sacramento, CA; great-granddaughter, Rebecca Marie Hankla of Lawrenceville, GA; sisters, Sue D. Felts of Warrenton, Kate D. Puryear of Fayetteville; brother, Clarence Davis of Warrenton.
Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, January 28, 1999 at Norlina United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Bailey officiating. Burial will follow at Warren Dale Cemetery.
Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Blaylock Funeral Home, Warrenton.


CLAYTON -- Lossie Lee Davis, 76, of 82 Country Lane, died Tuesday, 1/26. Services 11 a.m. Thursday at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Davis Family Cemetery, Middlesex.
She survived by sons, Dallas Davis of Middlesex, Larry Davis of Sims, Ernest Davis of Clayton; daughters, Linda Jordan, Sue Ross, Ann Jones and Sandra Sanders, all of Clayton; sister, Dorothy Creech of Benson; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; step-children, Glenn Davis of Middlesex, Blanche Johnson of Selma, Gerald Davis of Virginia.
Family will receive friends 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


YOUNGSVILLE -- Robert "Bobby" Edwards, Jr., 66, of 1695 Moore's Pond Road, died Tuesday, January 26, 1999 at Rex Hospital. He was born in Wake County and was the son of the late Robert and Alma Perry Edwards. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, the Senior Adult Men's Sunday School Class and served on the Building and Grounds Committee.
At the young age of 14, when his father died suddenly, he became a farmer and helped his mother raise his younger brother and his sisters. He was an employee of Westinghouse Meter Corp./ABB and retired with 36 years of service.
He loved nature and the outdoors. His main hobby was gardening and watching things grow. He was very compassionate toward those in need, often extending a helping hand and sharing vegetables from his garden. He believed that whatever one possesses becomes a double value when it is shared with others. He was a loving husband, brother, uncle, and was a "special papa". May his memory teach us how to live, laugh, forgive and love.
Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon, January 28, 1999 at Oak Grove Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Rolesville Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Edwards is survived by his wife of 12 years, Lucy Underwood Edwards; sister, Nancy Wilson of Raleigh; stepchildren, Michael Underwood and Debbie Williams, both of Rolesville, Ronnie Hart and Linda Myers of Middlesex; a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Wilder Hart Edwards; sisters, Annie Ruth Alford, Angeline Pearce, Doris Hight and Eva Mae Upchurch and by his brother, Charles "Doodle" Edwards.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church, 2124 Oak Grove Church Road, Youngsville, NC 27596.
The family will receive friends at Bright Funeral Home from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday evening.


PITTSBORO -- Margaret D. Fawcett, 89, died Saturday, January 23, 1999 at Mayview Convalescent Center in Raleigh.
She was born in Lansdowne, PA and resided in Delaware County, PA for most of her life. After many years of bookkeeping for a mushroom packing plant in PA, she retired to Pearce, AZ. She then moved to Pittsboro, NC where she lived with her niece.
Ms. Fawcett is survived by her sister, Martha Bohn of Pearce, AZ; nieces, Amanda Erikson of Denmark and Mary Hammond of Pittsboro; nephew, James N. Granade of Flagstaff, AZ.
A memorial service is to be held at a later date in Pennsylvania.
Arrangements are by the Cremation Society of the Carolinas, Inc., Raleigh.


TIMMONSVILLE, SC -- Capitola Q. Galloway, 79, died Jan. 25, 1999.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999 at 3 o'clock in the First Baptist Church of Timmonsville. Interment will be in Byrd Cemetery directed by Layton-Anderson Funeral Home.
Survivors include a sister, Margaret Alice Keith of Wake Forest, N.C.


ZEBULON -- Elizabeth Dill Gibbs, 88, of Zebulon, formerly of Swan Quarter and Wendell, died Jan. 22, 1999 at Guardian Care. A native of Hyde County, she was born on Nov. 2, 1910, the daughter of the late Edgar and Bessie Mann Gibbs. She was a graduate of East Carolina College and taught many years in Johnston County (Corinth Holders) and Alexandria, VA schools.
Surviving a nice, Joan Simpson Turner of Atlanta; great nephew, Eric Maynard of Fuquay and great niece Andrea Maynard of Seattle, WA.
She was predeceased by her sisters, Katie Mann Gibbs Simpson and Ella Dill Gibbs Murrow.
A memorial graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, February 1, 1999 at St. George's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Lake Landing Historical District in Hyde County with Reverend Stephen T. Dunstan officiating.
Arrangements by Strickland Funeral Home, Wendell.


RALEIGH -- Francis J. Grace, 88, of 101 Kingston Rd., Knightdale, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999.
He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Grace; a daughter, Lisa Grace of Cary; a son, Raymond Grace of Raleigh; a brother, Fred Grace of Allegany, NY; two sisters, Helen Sonday of Wilkes Barre, PA and Edith Chopko of Fairless Hills, PA; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Thurs., Jan. 28, at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m., Wed., Jan. 27, at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Saint Mary's St.


RALEIGH -- Mary P. Green, 71, of Raleigh, died Sunday, January 24, 1999. Mrs. Green retired from the Wake County School System. She taught at Wake Forest Rolesville High School. She is preceded in death by her husband, Arthur T. Green.
A funeral mass will be held Thursday 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.
Mrs. Green is survived by her son, Michael A. Green of Raleigh; daughter, Deborah A. Sikes and her husband, Craig Sikes of Willow Spring; grandchildren, Jessica Williford of Angier and Melanie Sikes of Willow Spring.
Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Millbrook Road.


KENLY -- Vick C. Hodge, 73, son of the late John Bennett and Lillie Bertha Bunn Hodge, died Monday. He was a member of Stancil's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, where he had served as treasurer for 25 years, and was a charter member of the Bethany Volunteer Fire Department. Funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday in Stancil's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Surviving: wife, Naydelle Whitley Hodge; sons, Larry C. Hodge and wife, Judy of Kenly, J. Linwood Hodge and his fiancee Beverly Durham of Kenly; sister, Jean H. Yancey of Norfolk, VA; grandchildren, Judy Carol Hodge and Larry Vick Hodge.
Arrangements by Parrish Funeral Home, Selma.


FUQUAY-VARINA -- Ivey Craig Holloway, 89, a retired farmer, died Tuesday. Funeral 2 p.m. Thursday at Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
Surviving: son, I. Craig "Sam" Holloway and wife, Charlotte of Felton, Del.; son, Donald P. Holloway and wife, Mary of Cary; daughter, Priscilla H. Turner of Danville, Va.; daughter, Judith H. Haire and husband, Kenneth of Fuquay-Varina; sisters, Willa Loy of Burlington, Helen Graham of Fuquay-Varina and Mary Nell Echerd of Kingsport, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Sugg Funeral Home; other times at the home of Judy and Kenneth Haire, 124 Oakdale St., Fuquay-Varina.


RALEIGH -- Curtis Lee Knight, of 814 E. Jones St., died Saturday, January 23, 1999. Funeral service to be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, January 28, at Haywood Funeral Home Chapel. Burial follows in Carolina Biblical Gardens.
Visitation 12:30-1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
He is survived by his wife, Elisha T. Knight of Raleigh; wife of the heart, Leatha Askew of Ahoskie; daughters, ShaDawn Hayes (Reco) of Virginia Beach, Va., Arlinda S. Knight of Ahoskie, Lakreshia Barker of Clarksville, Tenn., Catherine B. Teasley of Raleigh; sons, Riley Eldridge (Sonya) of Clarksville, Tenn., Anthony Eldridge of Clarksville, Tenn., Curtis E. Knight Jr. of Ahoskie; mother, Eldress Annie B. Blackmon of Raleigh; father, John Phillips; sister, Florence Nicholson (Dennis) of Rocky Mount; brothers, Joseph Lamont Blackmon of Raleigh, Harvey Phillips of Forestville, Md., Michael Phillips of Norfolk, Va., Nelson Phillips (LeVern) of Rocky Mount; a host of other relatives and friends.


BURLINGTON -- Margaret H. Martin, died at Twin Lakes Center on January 25, 1999 at the age of 100, after a year of declining health. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Harold H. Hewitt and Julia Alice Pool, the widow of Alfred N. Martin. She spent most of her life in Roanoke Rapids, where she was a homemaker and a free lance writer. She was also the oldest member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Roanoke Rapids.
Surviving: daughters, Mrs. Gordon M. Goodale (Chickie) of Burlington, Mrs. Reese H. Young (Margo) of Clinton, SC; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church, Roanoke Rapids, on Thursday, January 28 at 1 p.m.
Memorials may be made to All Saints Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 264, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870, or to the North Carolina Library for the Blind, 1811 Capital Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27635.
Arrangements are being handled by the Cremation Society of the Carolinas, Inc., Raleigh.


RALEIGH -- James E. "Mike" Roark, Raleigh, died Sunday, January 24th, in St. Louis, MO.
Funeral arrangements are by Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro, WV. Visitation at the funeral home, Wednesday, January 27, 3:00-8:00 p.m.
Funeral service in Nitro at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 10 a.m., Thursday, January 28. Funeral service in Raleigh at Church of the Nativity, 4 p.m., Friday, January 29.

NOV. 9, 1954 - JAN. 23, 1999

RALEIGH -- Dennis Carroll Sanford, 44, of 5734 N. Sharron Drive, died Saturday.
Memorial service: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel, Garner. The family will receive friends following the service.
Surviving: wife, Janice Sanford of Cary; daughter, Alisha Sanford of Cary; mother, Leila G. Sanford of Raleigh; sister, Harriet S. Lynch of Garner.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hospice of Wake Co., 1300 St. Mary's Street, Raleigh, NC. 27605.


RALEIGH -- Mrs. Ida Elizabeth Wilkins, 90, of Raleigh, died Monday, January 25, 1999 in Mayview Convalescent Center.
Mrs. Wilkins was born in Chatham County on October 8, 1908, the daughter of the late Frank and Maggie Churchill Money. She was preceded in death by her husband, W.H. Wilkins.
She retired from the Metropolitan Insurance Co. after 43 years of service.
Surviving are stepson, W. Robert Wilkins of Raleigh; sister, Mae Money Fleming of New Braunfels, Texas; five nieces, Elizabeth Money Farrell of Hillsborough, Ida Money Snipes of Pittsboro, Frances Money Brubaker of Libertyville, Ill., Carol Money Raley of Charlotte, Lorraine Fleming Neese of New Braunfels, Texas; nephew, Glen A. Money of Sumter, S.C.
Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 27, 1999 in the Mitchell Funeral Home, Saint Mary's Street Chapel, by Dr. Mark T. White. Interment will follow in Montlawn Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends 12:30-1 p.m. Wednesday at Mitchell Funeral Home, 600 Saint Mary's St., Raleigh, N.C.

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