|KAY FLETCHER RICKARDS
MEDFORD, VA -- This is Kay Fletcher Rickards, Margie and Fred Fletcher
56 year old daughter, who died Saturday evening in her home in Medford,
Friends in Medford said this was her best picture of all those shown
at the funeral home during a visit by neighbors, Lockheed-Martin Associates
and church friends.
This is one of the happiest pictures we could find, we want youto enjoy
it too. Sorry, says her daddy we are not going to tell you where she caught
them. She chose cremation and her ashes will be scattered where she caught
Now, here's a bit more of paid space to relate the services she rendered
during her short 56 years.
In Celebration of Kay Fletcher Rickards
Kay Rickards lived a purposeful life, and filled each day with 24 hours
of Spirit-filled enthusiasmfor righting what is wrong in our world.
What Kay did, she did with gusto and a full measure of commitment.
A lifelong fan of NC basketball and Philadelphia Eagles football, Kay demonstrated
the values of loyalty as she stood by her teams through good and bad. Her
support for those teams in many ways spoke of her outlook on how she supported
her friends, family anything she believed in: if you make a commitment,
you stand by it through thick and thin.
An ordinary lists mundane facts such as where a person attended school,
where they worked, and who their family is. Certainly, Kay's very personality
was molded in great measure by those things: can anyone imagine Kay Rickards
without some Tarheel reference? And her pride in her vocation, her love
and support for her family were omnipresent. But vital statistics don't
even begin to describe Kay Rickards. No description of her is possible
without the word MISSION.
"Missions is central to my life,"she told the pastor recently. All
who knew her have recognized, and admired her more, for that fact for years.
Kay was at the forefront of our church's support for Trevor's Campaign
for the Homeless," and every month, through winter snows and summer heat,
would lead a group of volunteers to fed the homeless in Philadelphia. When
Faith Church launched "The House that Faith Built" to rehab a home for
the homeless in Camden, Kay was the first volunteer. Although the rest
of the team built that house every Saturday morning, Dick and Kay Rickards
would sneak back two or three days during the week-every week-to work alone
to help complete it. When the house was finished and everyone else went
home, Kay and Dick did more. Much more. They worked on three more such
houses in Camden, then helped run the "Clothes from the Heart Thrift Shop"
for the next two years.
When Faith Church launched its first overseas mission trip to Romania,
Kay was there. When Howard Bayne asked Faith Church to help Jean Webster
feed the homeless of Atlantic City, Kay was there.
But she always gavemore than just a helping hand. She gave her all.
As chair of the Mission Involvement Committee, a board member ofInternational
Children's Aid Foundation and the Friends of Jean Webster, as a driving
force as a church elder and in countless voluntary positions, Kay served
with distinction. She served the poor, the homeless, the needy - but most
of all she served the Lord and she did so with gladness and joy.
Kay Rickard's life was a testimony. A living sermon that in the finite
amount of time we spend on earth, one person canmake a difference. We rejoice
at having had the opportunity to share in the caring lifetime of Kay Fletcher
Rickards and pray that the lessons she taught us will inspire our own lives
with such Christ-centered action.
Written by pastors Steve Moyer and Richard Carter of Faith United Presbyterian
Church of Medford, New Jersey.
ALMA HAMPTON PARKER
OCT. 25, 1960 - JUNE 11, 1997
CARY -- Alma Hampton Parker, beloved daughter, daughter-in-law, sister,
wife, mother, friend, and co-worker at Integrated Silicon Systems in the
Research Triangle Park died Wednesday, June 11, 1997 at the age of 36 after
a long and brave fight with complications ofWegener's disease. She was
a joy to all who knew her and will be sorely missed.
Funeral 1 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Garner. Entombment,
Montlawn Memorial Park.
Surviving: husband, Danny L. Parker; daughter, Crystal Ann Parker of
the home; son, David Daryl Parker of the home; parents, Bill and Charlotte
Hampton of Houston, TX; sisters, Cindy Nobling of Raleigh, Denise Barton
of Willow Spring;brother William L. "Jake" Hampton of Willow Spring; maternal
grandmother, Glennie C. Wilson of Elizabeth City; paternal grandmother,
Alma Staples Warren of Elizabeth City.
Visitation 7-9 p.m. Friday at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner.
DELORAS M. BANKS
DURHAM -- Mrs. Deloras Montez Banks, 55, of 109 Cushman Street, died
Monday, June 9, 1997 at Durham Regional Hospital.
Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 1997 at Pilgrim Baptist Church, with
Rev. Dennis Davis. Burial, Glennview Memorial Park.
She was a native of Lumberbridge, North Carolina and a homemaker.
Surviving: husband, John A. Banks Sr. of Durham; father, Isaac Gamble;
sons, John A. Banks Jr., Donald Lee Banks, Warren Carlos Banks, Marcus
Antonio Banks, Christopher Lamont Banks, George Allen Banks, Telly Savalas
Banks, Eric Rhashad Banks, Daimeon Shontez Banks, Damon Juantez Banks,
Bonswa Devon Banks, Pierre Montray Banks; daughters, Cynthia Ann Banks-Glover,
Carolyn Renee Banks-Strong, Pamela Annette Banks, Rhasheda Tearmbee Banks,
Markizia Montez Banks; brothers, Eddie Lee Gamble, Isaiah Gamble, Romeo
Gamble, Rufus Leon Gamble, James Hicks Jr., Emanuel Hicks; sisters, Adriane
Bruno Gaskins, Shirley Ann Gamble, Annie Gamble; 19 grandchildren.
Visitation from 7-8 p.m. Friday, June 13, 1997, Scarborough & Hargett
HANNAH LIDE COKER
RICHMOND, VA. -- HannahLide Coker, 96, died June 9, 1997 in Richmond,
Virginia after a long illness.
Miss Coker was a native of Hartsville, S.C., and taught public school
music there for many years. In 1945, Miss Coker became a faculty member
at the University of Richmond, where she instituted the development of
public school music cou rses and established the music library. Her education
included study at Westhampton College at the University of Richmond, Coker
College in Hartsville, the University of Oklahoma, the Eastman School of
Music, and Northwestern University of Oklahoma, the Eastman School of Music,
and Northwestern University. In 1923-24, she studied piano in Paris with
the pianist Robert Casadesus.
Miss Coker was a benefactor to the University of Richmond and Coker
College, where she instituted and supported campus beautification projects
as partof her deep and abiding interest in gardens and landscape design.
She was also an enthusiastic supporterof the YMCA, the Baptist Church,
and countless other community organizations. A accomplished pianist, she
delighted in teaching music to children, which she regarded as a way to
enrich and nourish them. During her life, Miss Coker was recognized with
numerous awards form her service and generosity to the organizations and
causesthat she loved.
Miss Coker is survived by two sisters, Mary Coker Joslin of Raleigh,
and Martha Coker Huntly of Hartsville, S.C.
Funeral service will be held on Friday in Richmond, and on Sunday in
Hartsville. Burial will be in the First Baptist Church Cemetery in Hartsville.
MARGARET J. DICKENS
SANFORD -- Mrs. Margaret Jenks Dickens, 76, of 504 Hickory Ave., died
Tuesday at her home. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the
First Presbyterian Church conducted by Rev. Dr. Carl Rush. Burial will
be in Buffalo Cemetery.
Surviving: daughter, Martha Patterson of Sanford; brothers, K.B. Jenks
of Graham, Ed Screws of Pittsboro, Garrett Screws of Pittsboro; sister,
Betty S. Crisp of Raleigh; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends at the Miller Funeral Home 7-9 p.m.
NOLA ANN DOLINGER
DURHAM -- Ms. Ann Dolinger, 46, of 3913 Love Drive died unexpectedly
Wednesday at her home following a courageous struggle with declining health.
Ann was born in Fayetteville, WV, but had been a resident of Durham for
most of her life. A homemaker, she as a member of First Trinity Baptist
Church, the Bible Sunday School Class and the Ladies Auxiliary of the church.
Sheis survived by her father, Mr. Glen Odell Dolinger; two sisters,
Alice Vaughan and Connie White, both of Durham; and her brother, Roger
Dolinger of Creedmoor.
Funeral service will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in Clements Funeral
Chapel in Durham, Rev. George Hales and Rev. Bob Dolinger officiating.
Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be
Joe Keith, Joe Dolinger, Darrell Harris, Jamie Dolinger, Carl Glenn and
Bill White Jr.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. atClements
Funeral Home in Durham, and at other times at the home.
WILLIAM M. EASON
PETERSBURG, VA -- William McGee Eason, 77, formerly of Raleigh, died
Tuesday, June 10, 1997. Funeral service 1 p.m. Friday, June 13, 1997, Petersburg.
Surviving: sons, Charles and Chris; daughters, Mrs. Jennie Vaughan,
Mrs. Dorothy Vincent, all of Petersburg; sister, Margaret E. Young of Raleigh;
brother, Ben Eason of Raleigh.
GILBERT "BINK" EDWARDS
CLINTON -- Mr. Gilbert "Bink" Edwards, 77, of 517 Concord School Road,
died Tuesday at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh.
Funeral service will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Elizabeth Baptist
Church with the Rev. Dudley Neal officiating. Burial will follow in the
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eula Mae Parker Edwards, the
son of the late Will and Dollie Edwards Edwards and a former deacon at
Elizabeth Baptist Church.
He is survived by: daughter, Mrs. Judith Meri of Hopewell, Va.; son,
Mr. Gilbert Edwards Jr. of Concord; sister, Mrs. Janet Sessoms of Roseboro;
three grandchildren, Mark Edwards, Jason Edwards, and Selena Crumpler all
of Clinton and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Thursdaynight from 7-9 p.m. at Butler
Funeral Home in Roseboro.
JIMMY WAYNE ELLINGTON SR.
MIDDLESEX -- Jimmy Wayne Ellington Sr., 45, of 11169 Baldy Hill Road,
Middlesex, died Tuesday.
Funeral 3 p.m. Friday at The Norman Screws Chapel of Family Funeral
Care, Zebulon. Burial in The New Knightdale Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors: wife, Joan Willoughby Ellington; son, Jimmy Ellington Jr.
of Zebulon; step-sons, James Edward Etheridge of Apex, Dennis Ray Etheridge
of Middlesex; brothers, Don Croom of Clayton, Nelvin Ellington of Raleigh,
Orman Ellington of Cary; sisters, Charlene Sanderford of Zebulon, Shelia
Ellingtonof Cary; sisters, Charlene Sanderford of Zebulon.
He was predeceased by a brother, Barry Ellington.
Jimmy was employed with White's Tire Co., of Raleigh.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday at Family
LAURA MAE P. HOOPER
BUXTON -- Laura Mae Powers Hooper, 74, died Tuesday, June 10, 1997 in
Raleigh. Mrs. Hooper was born in Winston-Salem and was a resident of Buxton
for 49 years. She was a retired high school home economics teacher and
was an active member of the Buxton United Methodist Church. She was the
daughter of the late Howard Edward and Katherine Bissett Powersand the
wife of Edgar Ormand Hooper of Buxton.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Hooper is survived by one daughter, Katherine
Ann Hooper Smith of Raleigh; two sons, John Robert Hooper and Buddy Hooper,
both of Buxton; two sisters, Peggy Goodrum of Cary, Katherine Roberts of
Appleton, WI; four grandchildren, Abigale, Chase,Avery and William.
Funeral service will be held at the Buxton United Methodist Church
on Friday, June 13, 1997 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Jim Huskins and Rev. Keith
Roberts. Burial will be in the Miller family cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the residence on Thursday, June
12, from 7-9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Buxton United Methodist
Church, c/o Hatteras Methodist Charge, P.O. Box 310, Hatteras, NC 27943.
Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras is in charge of arrangements.
RAY McKINNEY KAUTZ
RALEIGH -- Ray McKinney Kautz, 85,of Raleigh, died Wednesday, June 11,
She was a native of Raleigh and a member of Temple Baptist Church.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Brown-Wynne Funeral
Home, 300 St. Mary's Street. Burial will follow in Montlawn Memorial Park.
Ray is survived by her, granddaughter, Dawn Perlotto of Woodstock,
Ga.; grandson, Brian Smith of Raleigh; two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Duke
Bone Marrow Transplant Program, in Memory of the daughter of Ray Kautz,
Sandra K. Folmsbee in c/o Duke University Medical Center, Bone Marrow Transplant
Program, Attention:Monica Schreiner, Box 3961, Durham, N.C. 27710.
WALTER E. "BUCK" LANGLEY
DURHAM -- Mr. Walter Edward "Buck" Langley, 78, of Durham, died Tuesday
evening following declining health. He had been a life long resident of
Durham and was the son of the late Edward G. and Lessie Morgan Langley.
Mr. Langley was aretired employee of Mclean Trucking Co. He was a Veteran
of the U.S. Air Force having served during World WarII.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lillie Johnson Langley; stepdaughter,
Mrs. Dena Boswell of Durham; two stepsons, Arvis Smith and William (Billy)
Smith both of Durham; one sister, Mrs. Elsie Ferrell of Durham; brother,
Gerald Langley of Franklin, Tenn.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in Clements Funeral
Chapel by Rev. H.L. Mickle. Entombment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial
Park. Pallbearers will be Max Boxwell Jr., Bobby Johnson, Bobby Johnson
Jr., David Knowles, Paul Scott and Jerry Smith.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. at Clements
Funeral Home and at other times will be at the home of his stepdaughter,
Mrs. Dena Boswell of 321 Robin Rd.
HATTIE J. METTS
POLLOCKSVILLE -- Hattie Metts, 83, of 219 Green Hill Street, died Tuesday
at Craven Regional Medical Center.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph M. Metts; her son
and daughter, Ivey Metts and Gladys Metts; also four grandchildren and
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Pollock-Wells and Best Funeral Home
chapel, with the Rev. Buford Lewis officiating. Interment will be in Trenton
City Cemetery, Trenton, North Carolina.
Surviving: sons, Sidney Metts of Pollocksville, Franklin "Joe" Metts
of Reelsboro, Ray Metts ofReelsboro, Nelson "Nick" Metts of New Bern, Carlton
Metts of New Bern, Bruce Metts of New Bern, Gene Metts of Jacksonville;
daughters, Hilda Futrell of Chinquapin, Margaret "Pumpkin" Smith of Delco,
Faye Heathof Durham; daughter-in-law, Patricia Metts of Stella; sister,
Josephine West of Kinston; 37 grandchildren ; 38 great-grandchildren; one
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Pollock-Wells
& Best Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pollocksville Fire
Arrangements by Pollock-Wells and Best Funeral Home.
DWIGHT S. MONK
CHAPEL HILL -- Dwight Shields Monk, 68, died June 10, 1997 at North
Carolina Memorial Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Mr. Monk was born in Fort Morgan,
CO and grew up in Grand Rapids, MI and Graysville, IN.
He had worked at E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company since 1953, serving
as a physicist and ballistics supervisor at the Indiana Ordance Works in
Charlestown, IN; as supervisor of Radiological Safety and Health at the
Savannah River Plant in Aiken, S.C.; as Survey Engineer, corporate Safety
and Fire Protection Division, Wilmington, DE; as Safety and Proctection
Supervisor, Wilmington, N.C. and as Senior Consultant, Safety and Environmental
Management Services, Wilmington, DE.
He was instrutmental in founding The Church of the Good Shepherd in
Durham, N.C. where he served as Elder and Clerk of Session.
He is survived by his mother, Enid S. Monk, his wife Ruth S. Monk,
his children Susan, Dwight, Elizabeth and Louise, all of Chapel Hill and
by his brothers Duane Monk of Grand Rapids, MI and Lester Monk of Phoenix,
The memorial service will be held Thursday, June 12, 1997at 7:30 p.m.
at the Church of the Good Shepherd followed by a graveside service at 10:00
a.m. on Friday in the Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery.
Flowers are appreciated or memorial gifts may be made to The Church
of the Good Shepherd, 3741 Garret Rd., Durham, N.C. 27707-2401 or American
Red Cross, P.O. Box 52509, Durham, N.C. 27713-2509.
Arrangements are by Walkers Funeral Home.
GLENN HAMRICK MOORE
RALEIGH -- Mrs. GlennHamrick Moore, 96, of 2511 St. Mary's St., died
Wednesday. She served at one time as Executive Secretary for the N.C. Federation
of Women's Club and retired in 1985 from Jolly's Jewelers, North Hills,
after more than 20 years of service.
A funeral service will be held 2:30 Friday, Hayes Barton Baptist Church.
Burial, will follow in Raleigh Memorial Park.
Surviving are her son, C. Durham Moore Jr. and his wife, Betty of Raleigh;
daughter, Margaret Glenn Moore Acker and her husband G. Norman Jr. of Raleigh;
seven grandchildren, Terry Elizabeth Moore-Painter, C. Durham Moore III,
James Auten Moore, G. Norman Acker III, Mary Glenn Acker Hoge, Carol Acker
Hayden, and Anne Acker McNair; thirteen great-grandchildren, Meredith Moore-Painter,
Rebecca Moore-Painter, Katie Hayden, Michael Hayden, Matthew Hayden, Karen
Hayden, Lauren McNair, Melissa McNair, Steven Acker, Daniel Acker, Elizabeth
Acker, Kent Hoge and Bradley Hoge.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hayes-Barton Baptist Church TV
Ministry, 1800 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, N.C. 27608 or The JamesAuton Moore
Endowment Fund at Tammy Lynn Foundation, 739 Chappel Dr., Raleigh, N.C.
The familywill receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Brown-Wynne
Funeral Home, St. Mary's St., 828-4311.
MARGARET P. MYATT
OCT. 9, 1915-JUNE 11, 1997
WILLOW SPRING -- Margaret Privette Myatt, 81, of 8040 Barbour Store
Road, died Wednesday.
Funeral 2 p.m. Friday at Fellowship Baptist Church. Burial, church
Surviving: daughters, Jerry Smith of Willow Spring and Gloria Briggs
of Raleigh; sons, Johnny Ray Myatt of Willow Springs and Ronald Myattof
Greensboro; sisters, Ruby Baker and Cathy Moody, both of Raleigh, Tiny
Myatt of Willow Spring and Bobbie Alford of Wendell.
Visitation from 7-9 p.m. today at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Angier.
Contributions may be made to Easter Seals Society of N.C., 2315 Myron
Drive, Raleigh, N.C. 27607.
WILSON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Pender, 67, of 7844 N.C. 96
N. Selma, N.C. who died Sunday at Johnston Memorial Hospital will be conducted
Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, Wilson,
N.C. the Rev. W.I. Bowden will officiate and burial will follow in the
Rest Haven Cemetery, Wilson, N.C.
Survivors include a son, Carnell C. Pender of Raleigh; one granddaughter,
Ms. Sharon Foye; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs.Rosa Bass
of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Margaret Suggs of Farmville, N.C. and Mrs. Gladys
Joyner of Selma, N.C.; twobrothers, Elbert Suggs and Eddie Suggs of Washington,
D.C.; a host of other relatives and friends.
Thebody may be viewed Friday from 3-9 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral
Chapel 211 S. Pender Wilson, N.C. where thefamily will receive friends
from 7-8 p.m.
MARGUERITE DAYTON PURNELL
RALEIGH -- Marguerite Dayton Purnell, 75, of 412 Lake Boone Trail, died
She retired from N.C. State Government andNorfolk Southern Railroad.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m Friday at Montlawn Memorial
Surviving are her son, Earl D. "Buddy" Purnell of Raleigh; daughter,
Janice Purnell Brooks of Melbourne, Fla.; two sisters, Myrtle Wertz of
Pine Knoll Shores, N.C., and Madeline Dayton of Raleigh; and two grandchildren,
Jessica Brooks and Matthew Brooks.
The family will receive friends from 6-8p.m. Thursday, Brown-Wynne
Funeral Home, St. Mary's St., 828-4311.
SHIRLEY H. RAMBEAU
FUQUAY-VARINA -- Shirley Kathryn Hairr Rambeau, 62, died Monday, June
9. Funeral 2 p.m. today, Chalybeate Springs Baptist Church. Burial, church
Surviving: son and daughter-in-law, Charles E. Jr. and Gina Rambeau
of Dunn;son, James G. Rambeau of Chalybeate Springs; mother, Alleta Hairr
of Sampson County; brother, Mack N. Hairr of Chesapeake, Va.; sister and
brother-in-law, Karen and John Dale of Sampson County.
Contributions may be made to Spring Branch Baptist Church Building
Fund, Spring Branch Road, Dunn or Chalybeate Springs Baptist Church Building
Arrangements by Sugg Funeral Home.
FRANCES R. SMITH
GREENVILLE -- Miss Frances Ringgold Smith, 92, died Wednesday, June
The funeral services will be conducted Fr iday at 11 a.m. in the Wilkerson
Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Miss Smith,daughter of the late David S. Smith and Ella Tucker Smith,
was a native of Greenville and lived most of her lifehere. She was a graduate
of Greenville High School and St. Mary's College. She received an AB Degree
and a Masters Degree in Education from East Carolina Teachers College.
She taught math in the North Carolina Public Schools for 44 years,
of which 25 years were in Greenville, at Greenville High School and J.H.
Rose High School. She was a life long member of Jarvis Memorial United
Methodist Church where she had served in many capacities. She was a member
of Delta Kappa Gamma Society.
She is survived by, five nephews; threenieces, two of whom she assisted
in rearing, Virginia Smith Hibbs of Louisville, Ky., Frances Smith Norris
The family will receive friends at Wilkerson Funeral Home from 6:30-8:30
Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Education Fund,
Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church, 510 S. Washington St., Greenville.
GRACE B. SMITH
DURHAM -- Mrs. Grace Bobbitt Smith, 95, died Monday. She wasnative of
Funeral 1 p.m. Friday, June 13, 1997 at Russell Memorial CME Church.
Rev. Willie Sturgess officiating. Burial, Glennview Meorial Park.
Surviving: brothers, Eugene Bobbitt Jr. of East Orange, N.J., Roger
Bobbitt of Neward, N.J.; nephew, JonesHenry Bates of Durham.
CAROLE A. STEGMANN
ZEBULON -- Carole Ann Stegmann, 41, passed away Tuesday, June 10, 1997
at her home.
Carole is survived by her husband, Eric; two sons, Jason and Brian
of the home; parents, Dorothy and Robert Muller of Raleigh; brother, Wayne
Muller of Selma; mother-in-law, Florence Stein of Hewitt, N.J.; nieces
Carole will be greatlymissed by all who knew her.
The family will be receiving friends at Family Funeral Care 1201 N.
Arendell Ave., Zebulon on Wednesday and Thursday from 7-9 p.m. with a prayer
service, Thursday from 7-8 p.m.
Funeral service will be held Friday, June 13, 1997 at the Norman Screws
Chapel of Family FuneralCare. Burial to follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens,
GEORGE L. SURCY
CHINQUAPIN -- George Lenwood Surcy, 72, died Tuesday, June 10, 1997,
in Pitt Memorial Hospital, Greenville, N.C.
Funeral, 2p.m. Friday, June 13, 1997 Community Funeral Home Chapel,
Beulaville, N.C. Burial, Brown Cemetery, Rt. 1, Chinquapin, N.C.
Survivors: wife, Jeanette Surcy, Chinquapin; four daughters, Janice
Whaley of Richlands,Penny Surcy of Chinquapin, Joyce Vanlandingham of Georgia,
Gloria Gosnell of Georgia; two sons, Lenwood Surcyof Chinquapin, Henry
Ray Surcy of Holly Ridge; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
Visitation, 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Community Funeral Home, Beulaville,
JOHN P. TUCK
DURHAM -- Mr. John Percy Tuck , 71, of 1609 Wensley Dr. died Tuesday
at his home following an extended illness. Mr. Tuck was born in Roxboro,
the son of the late Charles Franklin Tuck and Levenia Yarborough Tuck.
A resident of Durham, he retiredin 1995 from Strawbridge Studios where
he was employed for 25 years. Mr. Tuck was a member of Grey Stone Baptist
Church and the Fellowship Sunday School Class.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Gene Daniel Tuck; three daughters,
Linda T. Herbster of Yardley, PA, Teresa T. Moore of Holly Springs and
Denise T. Hollan of Raleigh; step-daughters, Linda Jean Meier of Birmingham,
AL, and Gloria Carol Browning and Frances Doloree Daniel, both of Durham;
sister, Nannie T. Nunn of Pittsboro; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m in Grey Stone Baptist
Church, Dr. Malbert Smith Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Maplewood
Cemetery, grandsons serving as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers
will be employees of Strawbridge Studios and members of the Fellowship
Sunday School Class.
Flowers are acceptable or memorials may be made to the building fund
of Grey Stone Baptist Church, 2601 Hillsborough Rd., Durham, N.C. 27705.
GUY THOMAS WARD
WINSTON-SALEM -- Mr. Guy Thomas Ward, 90, formerly of 2740 Pilgrim Court,
Winston-Salem, N.C., died at Salemtowne Retirement Community on Tuesday,
June 10, 1997. He wasborn in Atlanta, GA on April 9, 1907, to Guy T. Ward
Sr. and Mae Bridger Ward. He had served as Administrator ofthe Winston-Salem
ABC System for 28 years.
Mr. Ward attended Georgia Tech, in Atlanta, GA where he wasa member
of Sigma Chi Fraternity and Alpha Kappa Psi Commercial Fraternity. He was
a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, and had been a member of
the Winston-Salem Host Lions Club since 1942, serving asSecretary for 31
years, and also a Melvin Jones Fellow. He was one of the original founders
of Camp Dogwood for the Blind. He was chairman of the Recreation Committee
of Winston-Salem of 13 years, a member of the Board ofDirectors of the
Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Forsyth Country Club, and a life member
of Winston-Salem Jaycees.
Mr. Ward was predeceased by his first wife Margaret Shahan Ward in
1972, and a son,Guy T. Ward III in 1955.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Dunham Ward of Winston-Salem; five
stepchildren, Wallace E. Dunham of Myrtle Beach; Nancy D. McAden of New
Bern; Phyllis D. Brown of Columbia, S.C.; Dennis R. Dunham of Myrtle Beach;
Margaret D. Whittle of Georgetown, S.C.; a niece, Mrs. Robin S. Tabor of
Statesville; and loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three sisters,
Mrs. James D. Turner of Knoxville, TN; Mrs. Oliver J. Tobin of Long Beach,
CA; Mrs. Erwin G. Kirton of Dayton Beach, FL.
Memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 13, 1997 at Vogler
and Sons Reynolda Chapel by Rev. Ed Ritter. Private graveside service will
be in Forsyth Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home immediately following
Memorials may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church, The Winston-Salem
Post Lions Club (for Camp Dogwood), or to any charity of the donor's choice.
MARGARET M. ULBERG
RALEIGH -- Margaret Ulberg, 76, of Raleigh,
died Thursday, June 12, 1997. She was born September 7, 1920 in Antigo,
Wisconsin, the daughter of Paul and Sarah (Gumetz) Jaeger. She was educated
in the public school system of Madison, Wisconsin, with a degree in Home
Economics from the University of Wisconsin. After receiving her degree
she taught high school Home Economics. During World War II she moved to
New York to work as a chemist. Upon returning to Madison she married Lester
Ulberg and devoted the rest of her lifeto the welfare of her family, church
She is survived by her husband of 51 years
anddaughter, Karen, both of Raleigh. Also surviving is a sister, Evelyn
Bonner of Sun City, Az.
Visitation will be Sunday, June 15, 1997 from
7-8:30 p.m. at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 300 St. Mary's Street.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday
at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2723 Clark Avenue, Raleigh,
N.C. 27607 or to Hospice of Wake County, 4513 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh,
CHARLES E. BENZE
RALEIGH -- Charles E. Benze, 69, died Thursday,
June 12, 1997 at home attended by his family. Born in New Brunswick, N.J.
on April 8, 1928.
He is survived by his wife, Jean and sons,
Craig of Los Angles, Ca., and Keith of Raleigh.
Witness to the Resurrection service will be
held at the First Presbyterian Church of Raleigh on Saturday, June 14 at
11 a.m. The family will receive visitors at the church following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations or memorials
may be made to either the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program, Box 3139,
DUMC, Durham, N.C. 27710 or Raleigh Oratorio Society, P.O. Box 19422, Raleigh,
Arrangements are by the Cremation Society
of the Carolinas, Inc.
WADE WOODROW DAUGHTRY
FAISON -- Wade Woodrow Daughtry, 85, of 586
Wade Daughtry Road, died in University Hospital in Charlotte, Thursday,
June 12, 1997.
A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday
at Faison Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Joseph Fontanaofficiating. Burial
will be in the Faison Cemetery.
He was a native of Sampson County, the widower
of Ruth Lewis Daughtry, and the son of the late Solomon Eugene and Mary
He was a retired farmer and member of Faison
He is survived by three daughters, Doris Parker
of Charlotte, Christine Beasley of Dunn and Elizabeth Hatch of Cary; two
sons, Mitchell Daughtry of Raleigh and Charles Daughtry of Greensboro;
two brothers, Joseph Daughtry of Durham and Mack Daughtryof Faison; two
sisters, Mary Lou Hairr of Clinton and Elizabeth Smith of Dudley; 10 grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 Saturday
evening, Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home, Clinton and at other times at
Memorials may be made to Faison Presbyterian
Church, P.O. Box 160 Faison, N.C. 28341.
MARY L. "CHEE"' DAVIS
LOS ANGELES -- MaryLaura "Chee" Davis died
at the John Wayne Cancer Center in Los Angeles, California, on Thursday,
June 12, 1997. Chee Davis was the wife of Jack Yopp of Los Angeles (formerly
of Jacksonville, N.C.) who survives. She issurvived by her mother, Mary
Laura Vaughan Davis of Nashville, N.C., and a brother, Tom Davis of New
A native of Nashville, she was a partner in
the firm of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher, LLP. Chee was a graduate of Saint
Mary's Junior College, Hunter College, and received her law degree at Emory
University. She was Law Clerk to Judge John R. Brown, Chief Judge to the
Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, before joining, Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher
During her life, she retained her love of
the theater, dancing and thearts. Early in her career Chee performed on
stage in New York.
Memorial services are to be held inLos Angeles
VIRGINIA B. GUPTON
WINSTON-SALEM -- Virginia Baker Gupton, 78,
died Friday morning, June 13, 1997, in Winston-Salem. Funeral service will
be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Wood Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. Butch
Caner and Al Sherbert. Burial will follow in the Gupton family cemetery.
Mrs. Gupton was preceded in death by her husband,
Linwood H. Gupton in September 1996.
Surviving are her daughter, Kathy G. Griffin
and husband, Scott of Winston-Salem; son, Harris B. Gupton and wife, Samie
of Tobaccoville; sisters, Dorothy Holloman of Harrellsville, Vivian Meadowsof
Roanoke Rapids, Agnes Mizelle of Harrellsville; brothers, Mavin Baker of
Harrellsville, George W. Bakerof Hubbard, Tx.; grandchildren, Tommy H.
Gupton and wife, Denise, Denise Bowles and husband, Brian, David B. Gupton,
Jason Griffin, Amber Griffin; great-granddaughter, Ashley Gupton; two step-grandchildren;
fi ve step-great-grandchildren, all of the Winston-Salem area.
The family will receive friends Saturday night
from 7-9 p.m. at Lancaster Funeral Home.
Flowers will be accepted or contributions
may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 836 Oak Street, Suite 451,
Winston-Salem, NC 27101.
BERNICE R. HARGROVE
RALEIGH -- Bernice Royal Hargrove, 63, of 802
Vardamam St., died Saturday, June 7, 1997. Funeral service will be held
2 p.m. today, Chappell's Funeral Home, Garner. Burial, Mt Hope Cemetery.
GENEVA FOGLEMAN KECK
BURLINGTON -- Mrs. Geneva Fogleman Keck, 86,
of2436 S. Church St., Burlington, died Friday, June 13 at 11:48 a.m. at
Alamance Regional Medical Center after 3 months illness.
A native of Alamance County, she was the wife
of the late Mr. George M. Keck, andthe daughter of George Albert Fogleman
and Frances Ellen Moser Fogleman, both deceased. She was a life long member
of Macedonia Lutheran Church and the Women's Bible Sunday School Class.
During WWII, she was a First AidTrainer for the Red Cross.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. James (Jennie)
Hallsey of Raleigh; son,Mr. George Arnold Keck of Burlington; sister, Mrs.
Dorothy Fogleman Keenan of Burlington; and two grandchildren,Gina Hallsey
and Lisa Marie Hallsey.
The funeral will be conducted at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 15 at Macedonia Lutheran Church by The Rev. John C. Earp,
Pastor of Macedonia Lutheran Church and Rev. Dr. ClydeJ. Christmas, Executive
Director of Twin Lakes Center. Burial will be in Alamance Memorial Park.
The family will be at the Rich & Thompson
Mortuary in Burlington from 6-8 p.m. Saturday and other times at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Macedonia Lutheran
Church, 421 W. Front St., Burlington, N.C. 27215 orto Twin Lakes Center,
100 Wade Coble Dr., Burlington, N.C. 27215.
JOHN H. MORGAN
LILLINGTON -- Mr. John H. Morgan, 41, died
Wednesday in an automobile accident in Atlanta, Georgia. He was a native
of Harnett County and a resident of Suwanne, Georgia. He was a foreman
in residential home construction in Georgia. Graveside service will be
conducted 4:30 p.m. Monday at Harnett Memorial Park in Lillington by the
Rev. Rick Hanse and Bishop H.B. Seymour.
Surviving: wife, Angela Wood Morgan; daughters,
Lauren Elizabeth Morganand Meredith Olivia Morgan, both of the home; son,
John Harrison Morgan Jr. of the home; father and stepmother, Judge Robert
B. and Linda Morgan of Rt. 1 Lillington; mother, Patricia Hoover of Columbia,
SC; brother, Robert B. Morgan Jr. of Irmo, SC; stepsisters, Michelle Morgan
and Robin Marks, both of Lillington; maternal grandmother, Hilda Hoover
of Columbia, SC.
Family to receive friends 3:15-4:15 p.m. Monday
at O'Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home in Lillington.
JOSEPH B. PACK SR.
PINEWOOD -- Joseph Britton Pack Sr., 87, widower
of Mary Emily Ingram Pack, died Friday morning at his home in Pinewood.
Born in Greeleyville, he was the son of the
late James Daniel and Mamie Hair Pack. He was founder and operator of Pack's
Landing for over fifty years. He was retired from the Atlantic Coast Line
Railroad. Mr. Pack was a Mason inSummerton, and was a member of the Pinewood
Baptist Church. He was an Army Veteran.
Surviving are a son, Joseph Britton Pack Jr.
of Pinewood; sister, Lessa Hartzell of Wisconsin; four grandsons, Joseph
Britton "Jody" Pack III, Tracy Pack, Stephen Boyd Pack and Andy Pack; three
Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday
in the Pinewood Baptist Church. Burial will follow in thePaxville Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m.
Saturday in the Stephens FuneralHome in Manning, and at other times at
the residence in Pinewood.
Memorials may be made to the Pinewood Baptist
Stephens Funeral Home of Manning is in charge
of the arrangements.
RUTH C. PIERSON
WAGRAM -- Ruth Carolyn Pierson, 76, of 22081 Bundy St., died Wednesday,
June 11, 1997 at her residence. She was born June 5, 1921 in Scotland Co.,
N.C. to the late Jesse and Sarah Alma Quick Butler. She was retired from
Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14, 1997 at
Montipelier Presbyterian Church, Wagram. Rev. Mark Scott officiating with
Rev. Garland as Honorary Pastor. Burial, Springhill Cemetery, Wagram.
Surviving: husband, Cecil B. Pierson Sr.;
daughters, Judy Voss of Morehead City, Kimberly McCowen of Long Beach,
Ellen Sharpe,Deloris Sessoms, and Betty Bracey of Wagram; sisters, twin
sister, Doris Maudlin, Margaret Chavis both ofLaurinburg; 16 grandchildren;
Family will receive friends Friday 7-9 p.m.
atButler Funeral Service.
JENNIE K. SIMON
NEW BERN -- Jennie KaleelSimon, 81, of 1801
Spencer Avenue, died Friday at her home.
She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church.
Rosary service will be 5 p.m. Sunday, Cotten
She is survived by: son, Louis J. Simon Jr.
of New Bern; daughters, Adele S. Pollard of Cary, Jeanne S. Williams of
Holly Springs, MaryS. Rumer of New Bern, Cecilia S. Wilson of Arapahoe,
and Peggy S. Wissinger of Cary; sisters, Margaret K. Linsdau of Detroit,
Michigan and Adele K. Carpenter of Conover; seven grandchildren; one step-grandchild.
The family will receive friends at Cotten
Funeral Home from 3-5 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made
to the American Cancer Society, Craven Co., Unit, Memorial Chairman, P.O.
Box 12805, New Bern, N.C. 28561 and/or the Craven County Home Health Hospice
Foundation, P.O. Box 12610, New Bern, N.C. 28561.
Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home.
ELIZABETH W. SMALLEY
RALEIGH -- ElizabethMargaret Willoughby Smalley,
69, of 7208 Gumwood Lane, died on June 12, 1997, at Wake Medical Center
after a brief illness. Mrs. Smalley was born June 14, 1927, in Norwalk,
Connecticut, and was a resident of Raleigh for six years.
She is survived by her beloved husband, John
J. Smalley; sons, Albert and James of Flor ida, Edward of Ohio, Richard
of Raleigh, Douglas of Connecticut, David of California, Dennis of Massachusetts;
daughters, Judy of California, Janice and Karen of Connecticut; 13 grandchildren;
one great-grandchild; sisters, Irene, Shirley, Charlotte, and Eleanor;
two brothers, James and Stephen.
A graveside service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday
at Oakwood Cemetery.
Arrangements by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner.
AULANDER -- Bill Spivey, 59, of the 600 block
of Carroll Street, died June 12, 1997 in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
Mr. Spivey was bornin Bertie County and was a member of Connaritsa Baptist
Church, Aulander, where he served as a deacon for many years. He was mayor
of Aulander for ten years and served on the Aulander town council. He was
a veteran of the U.S.Marine Corps. He was serving as postmaster of Woodland,
N.C., and was the former postmaster of Gatesville, N.C. Mr. Spivey was
a member and district director of the National Association of Postmasters,
and a member and past president of the Tri-County Association of Postmasters.
He was also a member of Woodland Mens Club anda former member of the Gatesville
Ruritan Club. He was a graduate of East Carolina University.
Survivors include his wife, Janice Tucker
Spivey; daughter, Janice Spivey Teel of Greenville; son, WilliamOwen Spivey
of Newport News, Va.; sister, Ruth Spruill of Aulander; brother, Bob Spivey
of Windsor; and twingrandchildren, Jamie and Megan Spivey of Newport News.
A funeral service will be conducted at 4:30
p.m. Sunday in Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoskie, by the Rev. Alan Mizelle
ad the Rev. Wint Hale Jr. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery, Windsor,
N.C. Friends may join the family at Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoskie, from
7-8:30 p.m. Saturday.
Memorial donations may be made to Connaritsa
Baptist Church, Aulander, N.C. 27805 orto Roanoke Chowan Hospice, P.O.
Box 272, Ahoskie, N.C. 27910.
IONA J. TYSON
WAYNESVILLE -- Helen Iona Jones Tyson, 57,
of 289 Lenwood Drive, Forest Park, died Thursday, June 12, 1997 unexpectedly
at her residence.
She was a native of Raleigh. She was a former
resident of Greenville and had resided in Haywood County since, 1967. She
was currently employed as the elementary supervisor for the Haywood County
Surviving: husband, Eugene Tyson; daughters,
Jeanie Tyson of Raleigh, Sherri Tyson of Cumming, Ga.; sister, Betty Ann
Jones of Spring, Texas.
Funeral 3 p.m. Sunday, June 15, 1997, FirstBaptist
Church of Waynesville.
Visitation from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, June 14,
1997, Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville.
Memorials may be made to Iona J. Tyson Scholarship
Fund, c/o Haywood County Schools Foundation, 1230 N. Main Street, Waynesville,
ADELLE C. WILSON
DURHAM -- Mrs. Adelle Capps Wilson, 72, of
Durham died Friday.
A native of Johnston County, she was the daughter
of the late Parker Bartley and Mamie Hinnant Capps.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday at
Carr United Methodist< \n> Church with the Rev. Brian Wingo officiating.
Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at
Hall-Wynne Funeral Service.
Flowers are acceptable or memorials may be
made to Carr United Methodist Church, 107 N. Driver St., Durham, N.C. 27703.