Miscellaneous Wake County, North Carolina Obituaries


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RALEIGH -- Bernard "Bernie" Wolborsky, 59, of 7021 NorthRidge Dr., died June 20, 1997 after a long battle with cancer.
Bernie Wolborsky loved his family,his friends, and his life. "Bernie, you'll never know how many lives you touched with your smile, your jokes, your stock tips, and your genuine love for everybody."
Mr. Wolborsky was born April 26, 1938 in Williamsburg, N.Y. and moved to Raleigh in 1960 with the Kaiser-Roth Co. He was a member of Beth Meyer Synagogue.
Surviving: wife, Phyllis Wolborsky; sons, Brad and his wife, Jennifer and granddaughter, MeganWolborsky of Atlanta, Ga., Kevin and wife, Jill Wolborsky of Raleigh, Brian Wolborsky and Mitchell Wolborsky both of the home; mother, Sally Wolborsky.
Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, J une 22, 1997 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, St. Mary's St. Burial will follow at Raleigh Hebrew Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be, Albert Turkel, Joe Strauss, Howard Satisky, John Silverstein, Michael Doninger, Fred O'Neal, Arthur Sandman, Jerome Kahanow, Larry Wilson, Gary Ronin, Fred Gilman, Lee Dreyfus. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dr. Burton Horwitz, Phillip Horwitz, and Neil Horwitz.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to The Bernie Wolborsky Foundation for Research of Cutaneous T. Cell Lymphoma, Pediatric Bone Marrow Program, c/o Dr. JoAnne Kurtzberg, Box 3350, Durham, N.C. 27710.


CHAPEL HILL -- Ethel Barbour Bowden of Chapel Hill, died Friday evening at UNC Hospitals. A native of Johnston County, she was a member of the Lystra Baptist Church and a homemaker. Mrs. Bowden was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Bowden,in April of 1996.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Walkers Funeral Chapelby Bruce Benton. Burial will be in the Antioch Baptist Church cemetery.
She is survived by daughter, Edna Stearns of Wrightsville Beach; sister, Thelma Wheeler of Durham; and a brother, Hubert Barbour of Charlotte, Michigan; three grandchildren, Warren Stearns Jr., Sandra Stearns and husband, Jared Greenamyre, Scott Stearns, Cathy Newton and husband, David; three great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 Sunday evening at Walkers Funeral Home.


STONY POINT -- JohnnieErsell Smith Carelock, 80, Route 2, died Friday 8:45 a.m. in Catawba Memorial Hospital, Hickory after an extended illness. Born in Union County, Sept. 12, 1916, she was a daughter of the late William Van Smith and Mary Weaver Smith Hufnagel. She was retired from Cone Mills, White Oak Plant, Greensboro and member of Temple Baptist Church, Stoney Point. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, John William of Carelock; one son, John William Carelock Jr. and one brother.
Survivors; three sons, Charles Carelock of Stoney Point, Dean Carelock of Charlotte, Bobby Carelock or Raleigh; three daughters, Barbara Ivey of Rock Hill, S.C., Bettie Jean Russell of Statesville, Annie Van Shropshire of Greensboro; one brother, Bill Smith Jr. of TomsRiver, N.J.; one sister, Ruth Burgin of Wingate; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral 11 a.m. Monday at Temple Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Carroll Moffitt.Body will lie in state at the church 30 minutes prior to funeral. Burial will be 3 p.m. Monday at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Greensboro.
Family will receive friends Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home,Stony Point; other times will assemble at the home.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Jeff Shropshire, Brad Carelock, Charles Carelock Jr., Ronald Ivey Jr., Joseph Ivey, Robert Russell Jr.
Honorary Pallb earer, Benny Carelock.
She was a wonderful person, a very dear friend and a loving mother andgrandmother who will be greatly missed by all.
Chapman Funeral Home is serving the Carelock Family


KNIGHTDALE -- Edward Dempsey "Ed" Carter, 77, of 1532 Hodge Road, died Saturday, June 21, 1997 at Rex Hospital. Mr. Carter served his country in the U.S. Army and was retired with 43 years of service from Continental Baking Co.
Graveside service 1 p.m. Monday, June 23, 1997 at Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh.
Surviving: wife, Sallie Gay Carter; daughters, June C. Walters and her husband, Bobby Walters of Raleigh, Vann C. Zick and her husband, Carl Zick of Cary; grandchildren, Bobby C. Walters, Jr., Karla Vanessa Zick, Julie Nichole Zick, Matthew Carl Zick; brothers, Idorice Carter of Wendell, Jesse W. Horton of Zebulon; very dearest friends for over 24 years, Doris and William Watson of Knightdale.
The family will receive relatives and friends Sunday, June 22, 1997 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service and Crematory, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, 7-8 p.m. and other times at the home on Hodge Road.
Flowers are accepted but memorial contributions may be made toHospice of Wake County, Inc., 4513 Creedmoor Road, Fourth Floor, Raleigh, N.C. 27612.


RALEIGH -- Alton M. Comstock, 73, died June 21, 1997 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh.
He was born in Armour, New York but was raised in Elma. Alton served in World War II with the Eighth Division Army Air Corps and he was employedas an operating engineer.
A Chapel Service is scheduled for Tuesday, June 24, 1997 at 11 a.m. in theRaleigh Memorial Park Chapel Mausoleum located at 7501 Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh.
He is survivedby his wife, Lavina - (Dinah); daughters, Debroah Hilliard and Denise Mundy; sons, Alton M., Alan M., Roger J.and Dale R.; brothers, Emerson and Lowell; sisters, Lydia, Hazel and Nellie.
Alton was preceded in death by his parents, Burt Comstock and Nellie Gieck; brothers, Alan, Bert, Clayton, David and Frank; sisters, Beatrice and Eleanor.
Arrangements are by the Cremation Society of the Carolinas.


RALEIGH -- Kyle Steven Dingess, infant son of Gary and Terri Dingess, of 2105 Cardhu Way, died Thursday, June 19. There will a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Sacred Heart Cathedral by the Very Reverend Tim O'Connor. Therewill be a graveside service conducted at Stonewall Memory Gardens in Manassas, Va. The family will receive atPrice Funeral Home in Mannasas from 12 p.m. Tuesday until the time of services.
Surviving, in additionto parents, paternal grandparents, Joe and Ann Meixner of Lincoln Park, Mi.; maternal grandparents, Howard and Kay Snook of Manassas, Va.; maternal great-grandmother, Anna Snook of Locust Grove, Va.; maternal great-grandparents, Mary and Bob Beache of Arlington, Va.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sacred Heart Cathedral, 226 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, N.C. 27603.
Local arrangements by Mitchell Funeral Home, 600 St. Mary's Street.


RALEIGH -- Ruth Melton Gammon,died June 19, 1997 at Rex Hospital. She was born on January 30, 1917 in Danville, Virginia. She was the beloved mother of five children, five grandchildren and countless others whom she touched with her love andcompassion.
The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Temple Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Montlawn Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends Sunday 7-9 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home on St. Mary's St. and other times at the home.
Ruth is survived by her five children, Ray Gammon of Greenville, NC, Kenneth Gammon of Elkhart, Indiana, Pat Foster of Cary, Mike Gammon of Durham and RickGammon of Raleigh; her brother, Jim Melton of Danville, Va.; her sisters, Minnie Lindley of Hampstead, NC and Jean Swicegood of Danville, Va.; and her five grandchildren, Chris, Laura, Ashley, Austin and Josh.
In lieu of flowers, Ruth wishes that memorials be made for the benefit of the children and their families atthe Ronald McDonald House, 506 Alexander Dr., Durham, NC 27705.


ATLANTIC BEACH -- Russell L. Hollowell, 88, died June 21, 1997. He farmed in Wayne County, served in the Army during WWII, was manager of Belk Stores in Goldsboro, Tarboro and Plymouth. He was the co-owner of Hollowell's Motel in Atlantic Beach. Services will be held Monday 11 a.m. at Munden Funeral Home in Morehead City.
He is survived by his wife, Betty M. Hollowell; daughter, Jolene H. McCann of Morehead City; son, Gene Hollowell of Atlantic Beach; sister, Margie Clark of Tarboro; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded indeath by a son, Ray Hollowell.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Plymouth Presbyterian Church, 408 E. Main St., Plymouth, N.C. 27962.


RALEIGH -- Lee Hart Huffines, of Raleigh, died Saturday at her home. She was born on July 12, 1927 to Robert Lee Hart and Lucy Blair Wray of Southern Pines. She moved to Reidsville in 1942 and to Raleigh in 1958. Lee attended Salem College, graduated from UNC-Greensboro in 1950, was a member of the Junior League of Raleigh and St. Michael's Episcopal Church.
Surviving are her husband, Dewey Hobson Huffines Jr.; son, Dewey Hart Huffines and his wife, Della Williams;grandson, Hart Williams Huffines, all of Raleigh.
Funeral services will be private.
The family suggest that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Rex Cancer Center, 4420 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh, N.C. 27607; or Hospice of Wake County, 4513 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, N.C. 27612.
Arrangeme nts by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, St. Mary's Street, 828-4311.


AHOSKIE -- Martha Alice Jenkins, 53, of 10 Shaftesbury Rd., died June 21, 1997 in Roanoke Chowan Hospital Ahoskie. She was born in Nash County, and raised inAulander, and resided in Ahoskie. Many years prior to her death. She was an interior designer, and owner of Martha Jenkins Interiors, Ahoskie, a graduate of U.N.C. Greensboro, Board Certified member American Societyof Interior Designers, member of the Board of Visitors, Chowan College, Murfreesboro. A member of the Board ofDirectors of Wachovia Bank, Ahoskie and a member of St. Thomas' Episcopal Church.
Survivors include her husband, Robert C. Jenkins; two daughters, Miss Elizabeth Claire Jenkins of Charleston, S.C.; Emily Lois Jenkins of Chapel Hill; two brothers, Coy B. Bell, Jr. of Mebane, George R. Bell of Raleigh.
Memorial service will be held at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, 1997, by Rev. Phillip Glick.Interment will be in Aulander Cemetery, Aulander.
The family request that in lieu flowers, donations be made to St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, 424 West Church St., Ahoskie, N.C. 27910.
Garrett Funeral Home Ahoskie, N.C. in charge of arrangements.


RALEIGH -- Cathy B. Neal, formerly of Raleigh, died Wednesday, June 18, 1997 at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem after a short illness.
Surviving: one son, David W. Neal Jr. of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; three brothers, Lou Bowers, MikeBowers and Jeff Bowers, all of Clayton.

JAN. 1, 1933 - JUNE 19, 1997

GARNER -- Bernie Schirmer, 64, of 707 Nellane Drive, died Thursday while fishing at Lake Wheeler.
Memorial service will be 6 p.m. today at Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel.
Surviving: wife, Mary Lassiter; daughters, Debby S. Harris of Bergen, N.Y., Diana S. Alexander and Donna S. Muster, both of Rochester, N.Y., Doreen S. Sinclair of Corpus Christi, Texas, Dolly S. Tytler of Chili, N.Y.; son, David F. Schirmer of Pensacola, Fla.;sister, Margaret Neville of Orlando, Fla.; nine grandchildren.


CREAM RIDGE, N.J. -- Alison Katherine Whitaker Tilton, 90, of Cream Ridge, N.J., passed away on Friday at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Hamilton, N.J.
Born in Newfoundland, Canada, she resided in North Carolina until 1972,when she moved to Groveville, N.J. She had lived in Cream Ridge since 1987. Mrs. Tilton was a member of the Groveville United Methodist Church, the Groveville UMC Women's Society, and the Golden Hour Seniors of Groveville.
Wife of the late Henry W. Whitaker and Carl L. Tilton, and daughter of the late Allen and Laura Hoffe. She is survived by four daughters and two sons-in-law, Lela B. Plummer of Cream Ridge, Julia D. and GeneLewis of Springdale, Arkansas, Katherine and Russell Mimms of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Eleanor Worrell of Penndel, Pa.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Henry and Mildred Whitaker of Hamilton, N.J., Walter and Marylou Wh itaker of Navarre, Florida; one sister, Ada Blake of Lewisport, Canada; one brother and sister-in-law, Georgeand Pearl Hoffe of Toronto, Canada; 19 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
A memorial funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at the Groveville United Methodist Church, 447 Church Street, Groveville. Interment will follow in the Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh, N.C.
Therewill be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. Tilton's memory may be made to the Groveville United Methodist Church, 447 Church Street, Groveville, N.J. 08620.


ASHEBORO -- John W. ToteJr., of 611 Nassau Trail, Asheboro, died June 20, 1997 at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro. Funeral 10 a.m. Monday, First Baptist Church with Dr. John Rogers and Rev. Mark Hall officiating. Graveside service will be Monday at 4 p.m. at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell, WV.
Mr. Tote was a native of McDowell County, WV. and retired from B.B. Walker Co. as National Sales Manager. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Mr. Tote was a member of First Baptist Church. He was a former member of the Board of Directors of Cross Road Rest and Retirement Center where he was the chairman of the fund raising drive for the Alzeheimers Center.
Surviving: wife, Mrs. Beulah Dale Tote of the home; son, John W. Tote III andhis wife, Mrs. Wanda Winstead Tote of Cary.
The family will be at Ridge Funeral Home, 6-8 p.m. Sunday and at the home at other times.
Memorials may be made to the N.C. Mental Health Assoc., 3820 Bland Road, Raleigh, N.C. 27609 or First Baptist Church, 133 N. Church St., Asheboro, N.C. 27203.


COMO -- Helen Worrell Whitley, born Feb. 9, 1908, a daughter of the late Annie Fowler and Lockey Thomas Worrell of Como, Hertford County, died June 21, 1997 at Southampton Memorial Hospital's East Pavilion, Franklin, Virginia. She was predeceased in death by her husband, Jim A. Whitley, her brother, Lynwood R. Worrell, sister, Mildred Worrell Brett, little sister, Dorothy and nephew, Donald T. Brett.
She was a former member of the Sunbeam Baptist Church, joining New Hope Baptist Church in 1927 after her marriage. Since the closing of New Hope Church in 1982, she has retained her membership at Mount Horeb Methodist Church. At the New Hope Church, she served as pianist/organist, youth Sunday School Teacher and President of the Women's Society of Christian Service. She andher husband were merchants in Como before retiring to their farm home.
She is survived by one nephew, Jerry W. Brett; four great-nieces, Donna B. Francis, Tracy B. Pearce, Michelle B. Black and Jerri-Kaye Brett;two great-great nephews, Nathan Brett Pearce and Tanner Francis; great-great-niece, Lauren Pearce of Murfreesboro; two brothers-in-law, Robert W. Whitley of Portsmouth, Va., Frank Irvin Whitley of Franklin, Va. She is also survived by several cousins, her guardians, Sarah and Marvin Worrell and a host of relatives and friends. She also leaves her devoted room-mate, Mrs. Sarah E. Bradshaw, resident companions, nurses, doctors and staff at Southampton Memorial Hospital's East Pavilion, where she has lived for the past eight years. Services will b e held Monday at 2:30 p.m. in the Holland-Rideout Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Poplar Springs Cemetery.
The Rev. Derek Koolman, pastor of Mt. Horeb Methodist Church and the Rev. Kenneth Williams, pastor of Sunbeam/Newsoms Baptist Church are conducting the services.
The family will receive friends Sundayafternoon from 3:30-5 p.m. at Holland-Rideout Funeral Home.


LOUISBURG -- Mrs. Helen Hicks Wilson, 84, died Saturday morning June 21, 1997. Funeral service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Duke Memorial Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Jay Meadows and Rev. George Megill. Burial will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery, Louisburg.
Surviving: daughter and son-in-law, Jane Wilson and Al Langley of Louisburg;sisters-in-law, Mrs. Emma King Hicks of Wilson, Mrs. Margaret Hicks of Cary, Miss Lucy Wilson of Louisburg; brother-in-law, Sam Wilson of Fayetteville, grandson, Robert Elliott of Justice.
The familywill receive friends at the home at all times.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be madeto the Franklin County Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. Nannie Wrenn, 748 N.C. 561 Highway, Louisburg, N.C. 27549 orthe Justice Fire Department.
Arrangements are being handled by Lancaster Funeral Home.


RALEIGH -- Jeanette Price Ray, 57, of 4400 Lake Ridge Dr., died Wednesday, June 18, 1997 at her home after an 18 month battle with cancer. A native of Spring Hope, she was a 1957 graduate ofFranklinton High School. At age 22, Jeanette began her long career with the State of North Carolina. Almost threedecades of that 34 year career were spent with the State Community College System. She served as a budget coordinator, an administrative officer and at the time of her retirement in May 1996 was Assistant Director of the Departmental and Equipment Services Section. In 1964 she was honored as Woman of the Year by the CapitalTarheel Chapter of the American Business Women's Association. She served four years as General Treasurer of the N.C. State Employees Association. Jeanette was also a member of the Association of Community CollegeBusiness Officers.
Jeanette was the daughter of Nellie Jeffreys Price and the late James Burton Price.
Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday, June 20, 1997 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, Knightdale.
Burial, Oakdale Cemetery, Spring Hope, N.C.
Surviving: daughter, Wanda Ray Calderand her husband Mark of Raleigh; grandson, William Chase Calder; granddaughter, Allison Jeanette Calder; mother, Nellie Jeffreys Price of Raleigh; brother, Jim Price of Pelham, Alabama.
A scholarship fund tobenefit students of the North Carolina Community College System has been established in memory of Jeanette Ray's years of service and devotion in the Department of Community Colleges.
In lieu of flowers,the family requests that donations be made to the Jeanette Ray Scholarship fund payable to the Departmentof Community Colleges. Donations may be sent to the attention of Mrs. Jan Hopkins, Finance Division, Department of Community Colleges, 200 West Jones St., Raleigh, N.C. 27603.


CARY -- Elizabeth "Helen" Gunnery Schubert died 19 June, 1997. She was born 5 October, 1947 in Perth, Scotland, the only daughter of the late Bernard and Margaret Frances Harle Ward Gunnery. She was raised in Bombay, India and near Bristol, England. She emigrated to the U.S.A. in 1969 at the time of her marriage. She lived in New Jersey and Manassas, Virginia before settling in North Carolina. Shewas a Registered Nurse, having obtained her nursing education in England and her BSA at George Mason University, Va. She most recently worked at Western Wake Medical Center. She was a member of the GFWC of Holly Springsand a volunteer for the American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery Program. She was a member of SunriseUnited Methodist Church in Holly Springs.
Helen is survived by her husband, Howard J. Schubert; daughters, Kathryn M. and Karen A. Schubert; brother and sister-in-law, John F.B. and Catherine M. Gunnery; and nephew, W.B. Gunnery of Elberton, England; aunts, Aletha and Ursula Gunnery.
Memorial service will be held4 p.m. Saturday at the Chapel of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Cary. Family will receive friends immediately following the service.
Private family entombment will be held 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Pinelawn Memorial Park, Southern Pines, N.C.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 620 W. Morgan St. Raleigh, N.C.


CHARLOTTE -- Floyd Thomas Boyce Sr., died Wednesday, June 18, 1997 at Carolinas Medical Center.
He was born March 22, 1926 inNorthampton County, N.C., the son of thelate Leon L. Boyce and Lena Barrett Boyce.
He was a graduate of Jackson High School in 1943 where he was president of his class. He served in the United States Navy andwas later a graduate of Elon College.
Mr. Boyce joined North Carolina National Bank in 1961, as an assistant trust officer. Promoted to trust officer in 1964, he was named vice president and trust officer in 1967. He was named director of Real Estate Investment Services in 1978 and senior vice president in January of1984. Mr. Boyce retired in May, 1996 after a total of 34 years with NationsBank.
Mr. Boyce wasa member of the Make America Beautiful Committee, the Charlotte Board of Realtors Board of Directors, Charlotte Central Association President, Elon College Alumni Association, Piedmont Chapter Chairman, Mecklenburg County Zoning Planning Committee Chairman, Research and Economics, Charlotte Board of Realtors member, Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) member, National Association of Industrial Office Parks (NAIOP), counselor of Real Estate (CRE) and the American Society of Real Estate Counselors. He was also on the Board of Directors of the Ballantyne Country Club, served as president of Boyce Properties LLC, and also served as anusher at St. Mark's Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his loving wife, Mary Lou Yates Boyce, three children, Lou Ann Roulette, Lisa Boyce and Thomas Boyce, all of Charlotte; three stepchildren, Ann Minner of Austin, Texas, Mark Minner of Edwardsville, Ill., and Scott Minner of Chesapeake, Va., as well as one sister, Betty Boyce Green of New Bern, N.C.
The funeral will be 5 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at St. Mark'sLutheran Church, with Dr. C. Peter Setzer and Rev. Ed Schmidt officiating.
The family will receive friends at Harry & Bryant Company, 500 Providence Road, Friday from 7-9 p.m.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1001 Queens Road, Charlotte, N.C., Rehoboth United Methodist Church in Jackson, N.C.; or the American Cancer Society at 500 E. Morehead St., Suite 211, Charlotte, N.C. 28202.
Harry & Bryant Company is serving the family of Mr. Boyce.


SANFORD -- Everett Perkins Brooks, 76, of 2531 Buffalo Church Rd., died Wednesday at Central Carolina Hospital. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church conducted by the Rev. Dr. Carl Rush. Burial will be inBuffalo Cemetery.
Surviving: wife, Virginia Brooks; daughter, Suzanne B. Mills of Sanford; son, Michael Brooks of Culpeper, VA; brother, CB Brooks of Siler City; sister, Kitty Johnston of Newberry, SC; five grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Lee County, 109-A Vance St., Sanford, NC orto the First Presbyterian Church.
Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home.


DURHAM -- Viola Glenn Bruno, 87, died Tuesday at RoseManor Health Care Center in Durham after a brief illness.
Surviving; one stepson, Burnett Blake ofWilmington, DE; several step-grandchildren; 13 nieces ad nephews.
Visitation 3-3:30 p.m. Saturday and funeral service will follow immediately at Scarborough & Hargett Funeral Home.
Family will receive friends at the home of her niece, Lois Clayton, 2209 Harris Road, Rougemont, N.C.


KNIGHTDALE -- Michael Patrick "Mike" Clarke, 37, of 301 Pine Run, died Wednesday, June 18, 1997 at Rex Hospital.
Mike worked at Leith Mitsubishi as a auto mechanic.
Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 1997 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel.
Surviving: wife, Christina "Tina" Frank Clarke; son, Michael Ryan Clarke of the home; daughter, Heather Leighanne Clarke of the home; mother, Helen Boondas Clarke of Raleigh; brother, James D. "Jim" Clarke of Holly Springs; sisters, Marilyn C. Hargreaves of Waldorf, Maryland, Kathleen C. Meyers of Wendell; 21 nieces and nephews.
Family will receive relatives and friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday,June 20, 1997 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service and Crematory, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale and other timesat the home of his sister, Kathleen and David Meyers, 209 Candlewick Drive, Wendell, N.C. 27591.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 4513 Creedmoor Road, Fourth Floor, Raleigh, N.C. 27612.


ROXBORO -- Opie Duncan Clayton, 86, of 426 Virgilina Road, died Wednesday in Roxboro.
She was born in Granville Co., daughter of the late James Wallace and Vinnie Chandler Duncan, wife of the late William "Bill" Rufus Clayton.
Mrs. Clayton was a retired employee of Collins and Aikman Corp., and a member of the Surl PrimitiveBaptist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Vinnie Clayton of the home and Dorothy C. Watson and son-in-law, Charles D. Watson of Raleigh.
The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, in the Surl Primitive Baptist Church by theElder David Minter and Burial in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Gray, Ben Wrenn, Willie Chandler, Erman Painter, Earl W. Clayton and Bobby Duncan.
Visitation will be 7-8:30 p.m. Friday at Brooks & White Funeral Home, Roxboro.


SMITHFIELD -- Lizzie Lee Creech, 69, died Wednesday. Graveside service 3 p.m. Friday at Roselawn Cemetery, Benson.
Surviving: husband, Bobbie G. Creech; daughter, Ann P. Stephenson of McGee's Crossroads; stepdaughter, KayC. Morgan of Reidsville; stepson, Randy G. Creech of England; brothers, James Lee of Winton, Arthur Lee of Orlando, FL; sisters, Sarah McAllister of Chattanooga, TN, Virginia Bryant of Coefield, Doris Gillikin of Portsmouth, VA; four granddaughters; five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Rose & Graham FuneralHome, Benson.


RALEIGH -- Leon Thomas Fleming Sr., 84, died June 19, 1997. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery.
Mr. Fleming is survived by his wife, Evelyn G. Fleming; son, Leon Thomas Fleming Jr.; daughter, Barbara Doster; grandchildren, Joey and Nate Doster; sisters, Alton F. Moore and Helen F. Sparrow.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church, 118 South Person Street, Raleigh, NC 27601.
The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, St. Mary's Street.


RALEIGH -- Lottie Bell Perry Fuller, 91,of 6609 Old Stage Road, died Thursday, June 19, 1997. Mrs. Fuller worked for 28 years with the State of North Carolina as a Switchboard Operator at Dorothea Dix Hospital.
Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday,June 21, 1997 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, Knightdale. Burial, Montlawn Memorial Park.
Surviving: son, Carl Davis Fuller of Raleigh; sister, Minnie P. Jackson of Wake Forest; grandchildren, Dale Fullerof Raleigh, Jeffrey Fuller of Grapevine, Tx.; great-grandchildren, Lydia Fuller, Rachael Fuller, Melissa Dobbins.
Family will receive relatives and friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 20, 1997 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service and Crematory, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, N.C., 27545.


FAIRMONT -- Mrs. Peggy Mitchell Griffin, 65, of 1104 Park Avenue, died Thursday in Rex Healthcare Center, Raleigh, N.C. followinga short illness.
Mrs. Griffin was born May 26, 1932 in Nash County, N.C. She was preceded indeath by her father, Mark Mitchell. Mrs. Griffin was a retired teacher in the special education department for the Public Schools of Robeson County for 30 years. She was a National Association of Educators and a member of First Baptist Church where she taught in the children's department for twenty years.
Funeral service will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. in First Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Mark Gaskins. Burial will follow in Fairmont Cemetery.
Mrs. Griffin is survived by her husband, A.L. Griffin of the home; daughter, Katherine Griffin of Raleigh; mother, Marjorie Marshburn Efird of Kinston; and her adoptive father, Hubert Ledford of Raleigh; three sisters, Marjorie Parker of Monroe, Ruth Miller of Sheridon, Wyoming, and Mary Efird of Kinston.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, South Main St., Fairmont, N.C. 28340 or Rex Cancer Center, 4401 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh, N.C. 27607.
The familywill receive friends Friday 7-9 p.m. at Floyd Funeral Services and other times at the home.


RALEIGH -- Rita Marie Kearney died at Hillhaven Convalescent Center on June 18, 1997. She was born in Easton, Pa., October 19, 1920 to the late Robert E. and Marie O. Kearney.
She graduated from Bethleham Catholic High and attended Moravian College and the University of Mexico. Later she became a model in N.Y. and Philadelphia and wascrowned Miss Health Queen of Philadelphia in 1955.
She moved to Raleigh in 1972 and was employedby the Computer Co. and EDS, retiring in 1987.
A funeral Mass will be at St. Raphael Catholic Church at 10 a.m. June 21.
She is survived by a brother, Joseph and his wife, Agnes Kearney; three nieces, Kathy Knight, Rita and Patricia Kearney; one nephew, Robert Kearney all of Raleigh, N.C.
The family will receive friends one hour before Mass or at their home at 1105 Country Ridge Dr.
In lieuof flowers donations may be made to St. Raphael Catholic Church Building Fund or Hospice of Wake County, 4513 Creedmoor Rd., Raleigh, N.C. 27612.
Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Millbrook Road.


DURHAM -- Mrs. JochebedChristmas Locust, 83, of 1006 Lawson Street, died Monday, June 16, in Duke University Medical Center. Shewas a native of Suffolk, Virginia and the daughter of the late Marcus and Susie Christmas.
She was educated in the Warren County and Durham City Schools, having graduated from Hillside High School. She was an honor graduate from North Carolina College for Negroes, now North Carolina Central University with B.S. and M.A. degrees. She did special work in French and Drama at Duke University and also studied on a special fellowship at Tuskegee University.
She taught at Little River High School, Northern High School and Merrick-Moore High School. She also taught at North Carolina Central University.
She was a member of White Rock Baptist Church where she was a member of the Deacon Board, Susie V. Norfleet Bible Class, Shepard-Williams-Womack Missionary Circle and College View District. She was also a member of the Rosewood Street NeighborhoodClub.
She was a longtime member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., having served as the second pres ident of the Durham Alumnae Chapter. She was a volunteer with Call-for-Action and Contact Services ofDurham.
Her husband, Richard C. Locust, died in 1994.
Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in White Rock Baptist Church by Rev. Dr. Reginald Van Stephens. Burial will be in Glennview Memorial Park's Garden of Devotion.
Surviving are a son, Lewis C. Locust; granddaughter, Christina Locust; sisters, Henrietta Christmas Pazmineo of New Orleans, La., and Rebecca Christmas Weatherford of Raleigh; brother, Joseph Christmas of Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands.
The family will receive friends from7-8 p.m. Saturday in White Rock Baptist Church, 3400 Fayetteville Street.
Delta Sigma Theta OmegaOmega Sorority services will be held at 6:30 p.m.
Arrangements are by Fisher Funeral Parlor.


RALEIGH -- Mr. Joe Louis McKay of 905 Greenwich Drive, died Monday, June 16, 1997. Funeral service to be held on Saturday, 1 p.m. at Haywood Funeral Home Chapel. Burial to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Surviving: three brothers; five sisters; and a host of other relatives.
Family at funeral home Saturday from 12:30-1 p.m.
Arrangements by Haywood Funeral Home, Inc.


RALEIGH -- Tom Ruffin Moye, 67, died Thursday, June 18, 1997. Mr. Moye was born in Franklin County, and lived most of his life in Raleigh. He was a packaging engineer for 25 years at IBM, and he served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. Mr. Moyewas a Sunday School teacher at Trinity United Methodist Church, where he taught "The Tom Moye Class," before moving to Hayes Barton United Methodist Church, where he taught the "Trinity Class." He was also a volunteer for the Rex Cancer Center.
Surviving are his daughter, Laura Pigg, husband, Phil and their daughter, Patricia of Raleigh; sisters, Susie Kent and Rachel Goodwin of Raleigh, as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Betty Williamson and son, Thomas in 1965.
Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Hayes Barton United Methodist Church, with interment followingin Montlawn Memorial Park.
Visiting hours 6-8 p.m. Friday at Mitchell Funeral Home, 600 Saint Mary's St.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Rex Cancer Center or to a charity ofyour choice.


DURHAM -- Ms. Deaneen Antwan "Dee Dee" Nunn, 35,was born November 8, 1961, to Mr. Harold and Lula Umstead Nunn in New York City. She departed this life Sunday morning June 14, 1997.
She leaves to mourn her; a loving mother and father, Mr. Harold and LulaUmstead Nunn; one paternal grandmother, Ms. Inez Nunn of Durham; three daughters, Miss Latoya Nunn, Miss Kadijia Nunn, Miss Imani Nunn, all of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Jeaneen Nunn-Thomas, Ms. Veronica Lloyd bothof Durham; three brothers, Harold Nunn Jr., Vincent Thompson, Isham Thompson, all of Durham; one brother-in-law, Mr. Albert Thomas; devoted companion, Thomas C. Jones of Durham; three nephews and three nieces allof Durham; 13 aunts and 13 uncles; one great-grand aunt; three great-grand uncles; one great-great-grand aunt.


LA GRANGE -- Mrs. JessieMedlin Sutton, 63, of 110 Circle Drive, died Thursday at her residence. She was a graduate of East Carolina University with a Batchelor of Arts Degree in Social Work and was a retired Social Worker with Caswell Center. She was a member of La Grange United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by a son, Lee Carr Sutton Jr.
Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday from Rouse Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Newman officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Lee Carr Sutton Sr.; daughter and son-in-law, Gay and Chuck Jenkins of Greenville; son and fiance', Timmy Sutton and Wanda Worrell of La Grange; sisters, ann M. Sasser of La Grange, Bobbie Stephenson of Jacksonville, Florida, Mary LaRossa ofVirginia beach, Virginia, Billie Barnett of Durham; brother, Dan Medlin of Sandy Bottom; grandchildren, Dana Jenkins, Sherry Turner, Michelle Sutton, Donald Lee Sutton and James Barrow Jr.; grandchild, Michael Lee Sutton.
Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to La Grange United Methodist Church, 213 South Caswell Street, La Grange, NC 28551.
Th family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Friday at Rouse Funral Home and other times they will be at the home.


DURHAM -- Ray Whitley, 66, Pleasant Drive, died Thursday, June 19, in Durham Regional Hospital after a period of declining health.
Mr. Whitley was a native of Nash Co. and had lived in Durham most of his life. He was employed for over 40 years at Liggett and Myers Tobacco Company prior to retiring. He was a member of the Samaria Baptist Church in Nash County and was an avid race fan and fisherman.
Surviving are his wife, Letha Mae Cone Whitley; three daughters, Phyllis Hicks and Cathy Oakley both of Durham and Shari Rae Meier of Burlington; mother and stepfather, Lacy Whitley and Clarence Moss of Durham; three brothers, Rev. C.W. Moss of High Point, Stanley Moss and Clay Moss both of Durham; sister, Betty Lou Scruggs of Brevard; six grandchildren and one great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Hudson Funeral Chapel. Rev. C.W. Moss will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be tonight from 7-9 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home and at other times at the home, 416 Pleasant Drive.

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