Miscellaneous Wake County, North Carolina Obituaries


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SMITHFIELD -- Bettie Braswell Anderson, 89, of Waddell Drive, in Smithfield, died Monday. Born in Johnston County on October 21, 1907, she was the daughter of the late Andrew M. and Julia Worley Braswell. Her husband was the late Thel Anderson. Funeral service will be held 8 p.m. in the chapel of Parrish Funeral Home in Selma. A committal service willbe held 10 a.m. Wednesday morning in Oakland Heights Cemetery in Smithfield. Rev. Steve Morris and Rev. Rod Carpenter will officiate.
Surviving are: son, Keith Anderson and Charles Anderson, both of Smithfield,Melvin Anderson of Goldsboro; brother, Cleveland Braswell of Princeton; ; sister, Leona Thompson of Smithfield; grandchildren, Beverly Gore, Kim Bonk, Charles Anderson II, and Michelle Anderson; great-grandchildren, Phillip Anderson, Brad Anderson, Ashley Gore, Tyler Gore and Elizabeth Bonk.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


BENSON -- Mr. Roy FranklinByrd, 37, died Monday.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rose and Graham Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Dixon Family Cemetery.
Survivors include, sister and brother-in-law, Vickie B. and Mitchell Pope of Benson; nephews, Casey Pope and Jared Pope.
Family will be at Rose and Graham Funeral Home, Benson, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and at other times at the home of Vickie and Mitchell Pope, 1482 Byrdtown Rd., Benson.


RALEIGH -- Mabel A. Carrino, 86, of Raleigh, died Sunday. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Surviving are: sons, James Joseph Carrino of Raleigh, Gerald J. Carrino of Ba rrington, IL; brother, William F. Butler Sr. of Douglaston, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday 7-9 p.m., with a Prayer Service at 8:00 p.m., at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Road.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mount Angel Abbey, Benedictine Monks, St. Benedict, Oregon, 97373-0506.


RALEIGH -- Nellie Ruth Jones Casper, 76, of 4510 Duraleigh Road, died Sunday. She was a retired dietitian with Dorothea Dix Hospital. Funeral service will beheld 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Saint Mary's Street. Burial in Montlawn Memorial Park.
Surviving are her son, Ronald Taylor Casper of Raleigh; brothers, Harry Lee Jones of Raleigh and Donald Jones of Clayton; sisters, Eva Adell Honeycutt, Ada Kittle and Shirley Carroll, all of Clayton, and Irene Coggins of Riverside, CA; grandchildren, Jaime Leigh Casper and Ronald Taylor Casper Jr., both of Raleigh.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday.


WAKE FOREST -- Pearl Cook Clifton, 83, of 2609 BondSt., Raleigh, and formerly of Wake Forest, died Monday at Wake Medical Center.
Graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at the Clifton Family Cemetery.
Surviving are husband, Jack Clifton, sister-in-law, Beulah Wall of Wake Forest.
The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Bright Funeral Home and at the home of Beulah Wall, 2612 Doris Lane at other times.


DURHAM -- Mrs. Betty Lou Creech, 70, died Sunday, June 15, 1997 following many months of declining health. Mrs. Creech was a life-long Durham resident and daughter of the late Alvin Edward Couch and Viola Mae Smith Couch. She retired from the Durham Women's Clinic in 1988. Mrs. Creech was a member of Plainview Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Lawrence Edward Creech; two daughters, Pam C. Bridges and grandson, Steven Bridges of Durham and Patti C. Bazen and husband, Robert of Durham; two sisters, Patsy C. Sneed of Kalispell, MT and Billye C. Blalock of Kinston; two brothers, Alvin "Doodle" Couch of Durham and Roger Couch of Cary; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham. Rev. Randy Willis and Rev. Ralph Holloway officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Bobby Perry, Brian Couch, Larry Ricks, Neal Clayton Leis Ham and Buck Utley. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Durham County Sheriffs Department. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home in Durham.


DURHAM -- Mrs. Nettie Keith Currie, 81, a resident of Maryland, died Monday, June 16, 1997. Mrs. Currie, a former resident of Durham, was the beloved wife of the late Owen D. Currie, and dear mother of her children, Kenneth D. Currie Sr., George D. Currie, Alene Marie Lugone, Judith A. Johnson and Brenda F. Swope. Also surviving are her brother, GeorgeKeith; sisters, Lillie Mae Ross and Ina King; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Fellowship Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home in Durham.


WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH -- Shawn Timothy Currigan, 39, a native of Denver, Co., died Monday morning at his home in Wrightsville Beach, N.C. of complications from a progressive brain tumor.
Surviving are his wife, Emma Harvin Currigan ofHenderson; two daughters, Louisa and Madison Currigan. Mr. Currigan, the son of Mr. James T. Currigan and thelate Mrs. Irene M. Currigan is also survived by his brothers, Mark, Kevin and Casey Currigan, all of Denver, Co.;a sister, Paula Schwan of Texas.
Mr. Currigan retired after 18 years of service in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was awarded the James S. Gracie Award while assigned as Officer in Charge of Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team, Port Angelos, Wa. His illustrious career included the Meritorious Service Medal, two Achievement Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, CG Sea Service Ribbon with two Bronze Stars and others.
Part of the Gracey award read, "Chief Petty Officer Currigan also sought and supported advanced education for this people, resulting in 25 percent receiving promotions in the past year. Hisoutstanding leadership, innovative coordination skills and for his genuine concern for those he leads exemplifies Coast Guard Professionalism at its best."
Graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, June19, 1997 in Oleander Memorial Gardens with full military honors.
The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Tumor Association, 2720 River Road, Des Plaines, Il 60018.


RALEIGH -- Nancy Quin Davis, 59, of Quinwood, Lake Carey and Raleigh, died Friday, June 13 at Lake Carey. Born January 18, 1938, in Wilkes Barre, she was the daughter of the late William R. and Ruth Wicks Quin.
She was a faithful wifeand friend to her husband. Their love and faith raised five children and two grandchildren. She filled her home with love and laughter. Her enthusiastic presence was an inspiration to all who came in contact with her.
She graduated Wyoming Seminary in 1955, graduated Dickinson College, and earned her Masters Degree in Education with honors from the University of Pennsylvania. She was the president of the Glen Summit Water Company, Mountaintop. She dedicated her life to the Lord. She was a board member of the Lake Cary Union Chapel. SHe attended the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church. She taught Sunday School at the Good Shepard and St. Michael'sEpiscopal Churches in Raleigh. She enjoyed her Bible study and gained comfort and support from Bible Study Fellowship and from her involvement in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She enjoyed volunteering for the Ju nior League and the Boy's Club of Raleigh and her involvement in the Lake Carey Historical Society. She as a master swimmer finishing second in two strokes in the 1972 National Masters. She was an avid tennis player andwent to the regional Amateur National in Tennis in 1995.
Surviving is her husband of 33 years, Dr.James Davis; sons, Tad of Deerfield, Ma., Jon, Charles, and Jim all of Raleigh; daughter, Elizabeth Tidball of Raleigh; two grandsons, Quin Davis and John Tidball.
Interment is in Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock, Pa.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 26, 1997 at 1 p.m. from St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Raleigh.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions may do so to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 6639 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, N.C. 27612.


DURHAM -- Stephen Ralph Denson, 41, of 2009 Ward St., died Sunday afternoon at his home after an extended illness.
Stephen had lived in Durham all of his life.
Surviving are his parents, Ralph A. and Betty Pearce Denson of the home; his care giver, Marie Brown and several aunts and uncles and cousins.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Howerton and Bryan Funeral Chapel. Officiating will be the Rev. Ed Denton. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Section 16.
Flowers are acceptable or memorials may be made to Triangle Hospice or Lakewood Baptist Church.
The family will receive visitors atHowerton and Bryan Funeral Home Tuesday night from 7-9.


DURHAM -- A private graveside service for Dorothy Love Evans, 71, of 1201 N. Duke St., was conducted Monday at Maplewood Cemetery, Dr.Malbert Smith Jr. officiating.
She is survived by her husband, W. Ralph Evans; one son, Bradford Lee Evans of Chapel Hill; two grandsons; and two brothers, Lester Love of Butner and Richard D. Love of New Bern. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Triangle Hospice.


SELMA -- John WilliamGoldman Jr., 57, died Sunday. He was a powder coat technician at Hi-Tech Fabrications in Raleigh. He was amember of Selma Masonic Lodge #320 and the Smithfield Moose Lodge. Funeral service will be held 8 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Parrish Funeral Home in Selma. Burial will be Thursday morning at 11 a.m. in Gethsemane Memorial Park in Morehead City.
Surviving: wife, Lou Jones Goldman; sons, John Eric Goldmanof Selma, Joseph W. Barbee Jr. and his wife, Dawn of Raleigh; daughter, Cathy Best and husband, Phil of CapeCarteret; his parents, John William and Lillian Reese Goldman Sr. of Bamberg, SC; brother, Ray Goldman of Augusta,Georgia; sisters, Emmie Hallman of Bamberg, SC, Dotsy Burwell of Durham; three grandchildren; two great-gra ndchildren; many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home 7-8 p.m.Wednesday night.


RALEIGH -- Gary Paul "Homer" Holder, 44,Co-Owner of Boss-Hawg Parts and More, died Monday. Graveside service 2 p.m. Wednesday Chalybeate Springs BaptistChurch Cemetery.
Surviving: parents, Pansy and Paul Holder of Raleigh.
The family willreceive friends 7-9 p.m. today, Sugg Funeral Home in Fuquay-Varina and at other times at the home of Pansy and Paul Holder, of 5601 Deblyn Ave., Raleigh.


GARNER -- James W. Hunter of 7107 Pleasant Point Ct., Alexandria, Va., died Thursday, June 12, 1997 in Alexandria.
Funeral, Wednesday at 1p.m. at New Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, Clayton. Interment will follow at Forest Hills Cemetery, Clayton.
Surviving are his wife, Erma of Alexandria, Va.; son, Timothy Hunter of Durham; stepson, Charles Batch Sr. of Alexandria, Va.; grandson, Charles Jr. of Alexandria, Va.; sisters and brothers, LaVerne Campbell of Clayton, Michael Hunter of Raleigh, Annette Bryant of Knightdale, Thomas Hunter of Garner, Deborah Sanders of Zebulon, Hilda Hunter of Va., and Ricky Hunter of Yanceville.
The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday from 12:30-1 p.m. All other times at 705 Top Leaf Ct., Garner.
A Lea Funeral Home Service (919) 231-1000.


WINDSOR -- JesseCotten "J.C." Jacocks, 73, of 1102 Stokes Ave., died Sunday, June 15, 1997 at his river home at Bal Gra.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church by the Rev. Barbara Chaffee. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Survivors include, wife, Judith Barnes Jacocksof Windsor; daughter and son-in-law, Judith Annette J. Loftin and Glynn Loftin of Swansboro; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Stevenson Jacocks and Sylvia Newell Jacocks of Williamston, N.C.; grandchildren, William Emmett Ingram III of Greensboro, Robert Walker Ingram of Raleigh, Sylvia Cotton Jacocks of Williamston, N.C.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Roanoke-Chowan Hospice, P.O. Box 272 Ahoskie, N.C. 27910; or to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 302 S. Queen St., Windsor, N.C. 27983.


TARBORO -- Mildred Boone Livesay, 78, diedMonday. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday at the St. James United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bob Wallace officiating. Burial will follow in the Pineview Cemetery in Rocky Mount. Mrs. Livesay was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Brooke Livesay.
Surviving: daughters, Sherry Livesay and Betty Newbe rry both of Tarboro, Dena Toffaletti of Durham; son, Phil Livesay of Zionsville, Indiana; nine grandchildren.
If desired, in lieu of flowers memorials may be made at Hospice of Edgecombe County, 2909 MainStreet, Tarboro or St. James United Methodist Church, 211 E. St. James St., Tarboro.
The family willbe receiving friends at Carlisle Funeral Home 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.


GREENSBORO -- Charles William "Bill" McCluskey, 83, formerally of Pleasant Garden Road died June 16, 1997 at WesleyLong Community Hospital.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hanes-Lineberry North Elm Chapel with interment at Alamance Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Bill was a member of Alamance's Presbyterian Church, he was retired after 45 years with Fisher-Harrision Printing Company.
Bill is survived bydaughter Phyliss D. Marshall of Cornella, Ga.; son, Larry D. McCluskey of Garner, N.C.; sister, Esther Gorrell of Greensboro; four grandchildren and special friend Mozelle Shaw.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Funeral Home.


CHAPEL HILL -- Arthur Heritage Pratt, 79, died Monday, June 16, 1997 at Britthaven of Chapel Hill. He was born on October 11, 1917, in Manchester, CN.
Mr. Pratt was an army veteran of WWII, during the Italian Occupation and a retiredengineer with Kidde of Mebane, N.C. He was also a member of the University Presbyterian Church in Chapel Hill, where he was an elder and choir member. Arthur was also a member of the Civitan Club of Chapel Hill.
Mr. Pratt is survived by his wife of 47 years, May Pratt of Chapel Hill; daughter, Betsy Pratt Lopez and husband,Richard of Hillsborough; stepson, Arvid H. Seaburg III and wife, Joan of Cedar Knolls, N.J.; two brothers, RobertPratt of Manchester, CN., and Richard Pratt of Windham, CN.; two grandchildren, Heather M. Seaburg andArvid H. Seaburg IV of Cedar Knolls, N.J.
Memorial service will be held on Friday, June 20, at 1 p.m.at the University Presbyterian Church in Chapel Hill.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations tothe University Presbyterian Church Choir, 209 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514.
Arrangements are by the Cremation Society of the Carolinas.


GOLDSBORO -- Steven ClayRackley, 43, a lifelong resident of Goldsboro, died Monday, June 16, 1997 at Wake Medical Center from com plications resulting from an auto accident on April 6th. Steve was the son of the late Doris Radford Rackley and Elbert Sutton Rackley of Goldsboro.
He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Susan Rackley Brinkley and Jim of Raleigh; daughters, Stephanie and Tiffany of Goldsboro; aunts and uncles,Jesse and Deane Rackley of Mt. Olive, Earl and Mary Deane Radford of Durham, Mildred and Cliff Cathey of Tampa, Fl.; nieces and nephews, Sherri Hart of Youngsville, Christie Brinkley, Scott Lee and Jay Brinkley, allof Raleigh; many friends and cousins.
A graveside service will be held at Wayne Memorial Park, Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Tim Smith officiating.
Family members will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home of Goldsboro.
In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorial gifts be directed to the Wayne County Humane Society, P.O. Box 821, Goldsboro, N.C. 27533.


DANVILLE, VA. -- Mrs. Charlotte Tanner Reynolds, of 327 West Main Street, died Monday morning, June 16, 1997 at her residence after a decline in health for the past several years. She was born in Danville, Va. on July 16, 1927, a daughter of Alvin M. Tanner and Eva Gilley Tanner. Mrs. Reynolds was a life long resident of Danville where she attended the public schools and was a graduate of Stratford Hall. She was a member of the West Main Baptist Church. On Oct. 15, 1949 she married Paul D. Reynolds Jr. who survives of the home. In addition to her husband she is survived by two sons, Paul D. Reynolds III and his wife, Lynn of Raleigh, N.C. and David S. Reynolds and his wife Mitzi of Richmond,Va.; daughter, Paula R. Haynes and her husband, Mike of Danville; two grandchildren, Paul D. Reynolds IV andMary Margaret Reynolds, both of Raleigh, N.C.
Graveside service will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.from Mountain View Cemetery by the Rev. Bruce Wilson.
Townes Funeral Home in is charge of arrangements, and the family will receive friends at the residence, 327 West Main Street.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Danville Life Saving Crew or West Main Baptist Church.


DURHAM -- Mrs. Virginia Dare Dunnegan Schnell, 86, died Monday morning at Hillcrest Convalescent Center. Mrs. Schnell was predeceased by her husband, Mr. Robert Howard Schnell and was the daughter of the late Rosa Lee and Adolphus Edgar Dunnegan. She was born in Durham but spent most of her life in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. and Chapel Hill. Mrs. Schnell was a member of Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church and was a homemaker.
A funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Clements Funeral Home by Dr. Scott Andrews. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Clements Funeral Home Tuesday evening from 7:30-9 p.m.
Mrs. Schnell is survived by several nieces and nephews and several grand-nieces and grandnephews.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests that friends make memorial contributions to the charity of their choice.


RALEIGH -- Lewis WilliamStinson, 92, of 8200 Litchford Road, died Monday. Graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Montlawn Memorial Park.
Surviving are his son, Charles (Rudy) Stinson of Garner; daughter, Catherine Pernell of Raleigh; brother, Robert Stinson of Charlotte; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.
Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home,Millbrook Road.


CLAYTON -- Mack Claudy"MC" Yopp, 81, formerly of Sneads Ferry, died Sunday, June 15, 1997 at Nash General Hospital in Rocky Mount. Graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Onslow Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Bryant Campofficiating.
Mr. Yopp was a native of Sneads Ferry, the son of the late MC Yopp Sr. and Evelyn EverettYopp. He was the owner/operator of Yopp Marina.
He is survived by his wife, Edna Poole Yopp;daughter, Angela Y. and Ross Lane of Spring Hope; grandchildren, Andy and Shelly Miller of Woodbridge, VA, Amyand Robert Tate of Mebane; great-grandchild; brothers, Orvid Yopp and WC Yopp, both of Sneads Ferry; sisters,Flossie Thomas of Hampstead and Evelyn Waugh of Jacksonville.
A Jones Funeral Home & Crematory Service, Jacksonville.


DURHAM -- Rev. Paul Austin Youngs, 82, died Sunday, June 15, 1997 at Hillcrest Coalescent Center. Rev. Youngs was born in Rosenberg, Tx.,the son of the late Austin Tecumpseh Youngs and Anna Jennetty Perry Youngs. A veteran, he served with the USArmy Air Corps at the end of WWII. He was a graduate of the University of Corpus Christi and held graduate degreesin Divinity and Theology from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; and degrees in Science from Arizona State University at Tempe.
Rev. Youngs was Pastor to churches in Louisville, Ky., Holbrook, Az. an d Williston, ND; and interim pastor to a number of Arizona churches while serving on the faculty and as Dean of Student at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. He retired from the University and was selected as an Outstanding Educator of America.
Rev. Youngs first wife, Helen McDaniel Youngs, preceded him in death in 1964. His brother, Marion E. Youngs of Tega Cay, S.C. died in 1995. Surviving are his wife, Betty Ferrell Youngs who he married in 1966. Also surviving are his son, Douglas Lee Youngs and his wife, Linda of Phoenix, AZ; granddaughters, Wendy Marie Swern and Lisa Michelle Youngs and great-granddaughter, Briana Lee Swern; brother, Fred L. Youngs and his wife, Marian of Corpus Christi, Tx.; and sister-in-law, Tina Youngs of Tega Cay,S.C.; sister, Alva Stietenroth of Houston, Tx., and a number of other sisters and brothers-in-law and niecesand nephews.
Funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in First Baptist Church in Durham,Dr. Bill R. Williams of Phoenix, AZ and Rev. Crate Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. at Cements Funeral Home in Durham. The family request that flowers be omitted and memorials be made to the Scholarship fund of Grand Canyon University, 3300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ., 85017 or to the building fund of First Baptist Church, 414 Cleveland St., Durham, N.C. 27701.


RALEIGH -- Viola Znoy, 89, formerly of Weirton, WV, died Sunday, June 15, 1997.
Surviving: son, Dr. Joseph Znoy; daughter, Naomi Wolfe; two brothers; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Friends received at Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV, Tuesday, 7-9 p.m.
Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart of Mary Church. Interment at St. Paul Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to Sacred Heart of Mary Church, 175 Stroud Ave., Weirton, WV 26062.

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