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MITTIE G. CONGER

RALEIGH -- Mittie GriffinConger, 76, of 4201 Berry D. Sims Wynd, died Monday. A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Friday, Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, St. Mary's St. Burial will follow in Montlawn Memorial Park.
Surviving are her husband, Lawrence Conger; son, Allen Conger and his wife, Diane of Raleigh; three grandchildren, Allen Conger Jr., Beth Karampelas, and Kendall Karampelas; four great-grandchildren, Devin and Kirk Waters and Stephanie and Jennifer Karampelas.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Gideons International, Raleigh North Camp, P.O. Box 33635, Raleigh, N.C. 27636.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, St. Mary's St., 828-4311.

DEBORAH C. CONNOR

WILSON -- Deborah Conner Connor, 61 widow of David M. Connor Jr., died Monday.
She was born in Mecklenburg County toFrank H. and Virginia Glisan Conner. She graduated St. Mary's College in Raleigh and attended UNC-Chapel Hill.At St. Mary's she was an outstanding student and later sat on the Alumni Council.
Funeral, Thursday, 10 a.m. St. Timothy's Episcopal Church. Interment will be for the immediate family.
Surviving: daughter, Mrs. Bradley (Kate) Herring of Rocky Mount; son, David M. Connor III of Raleigh; granddaughters, Carrington and Isabel Virginia Herring; mother, Virginia Glisan Conner of Charlotte; brothers, FrankH. Conner Jr. of Charlotte and Philip G. Conner of Oxford, Md.
The family will be at home, 2856-B Forest Hills Loop.
Memorials are suggested to St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 1527, Wilson, N.C., to the American Cancer Society or to St. Mary's College in Raleigh.
Arrangements by Thomas -Yelverton.

JESSE B. "BEN" DAVIS

RALEIGH -- Jesse Benjamin "Ben" Davis, 76, of 617 Edmund Street, died Tuesday, June 17, 1997 at his home. Mr. Davis was born inJohnston County and graduated from Corinth Holder High School. Mr. Davis worked for 20 years as a Shell Service Station attendant and 23 years as a mail carrier with the United States Postal Service and attended Temple BaptistChurch. Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday, June 19, 1997 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, Knightdale.Burial, Montlawn Memorial Park.
Surviving: wife Mildred Whitley Davis; sons, Harold Davis and his wife, Joyce of Winston-Salem, Earl Davis and his wife, Ann of Raleigh; daughters, Susan Hamlet and her husband, Johnof Raleigh, Debra Stanley and her husband, Karey of Raleigh; brothers, Robert Davis and James Davis, both of Wendell; sister, Esther D. Hamilton of Wendell; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, 1997 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service and Crematory, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale and other times at the home.
Flowers are accepted but memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 4513 Creedmoor Road, Fourth Floor, Raleigh, NC 27612.

THOMAS O. GENTRY

ROXBORO -- Thomas OliverGentry, 90, of 1244 Gentry Ridge Road, Roxboro, died Monday in the Rex Hospital in Raleigh.
Hewas a native of Person County and the son of the late Eddie Thomas and Rosa O'Brient Gentry. Mr. Gentry was husband of the late Minnie McGregor Gentry for 60 years. Mr. Gentry was a 1929 Duke graduate and devoted Duke basketball fan. He worked with the N.C. Public Schools as a teacher and principal for 40 years. Serving in the following: Scotland Co. at Laurel Hill, Seven Springs, Lucama, in Person County at Hurdle Mills and Allensville Schools. After retirement, Mr. Gentry continued to teach as a substitute for 20 years and also worked with American Bankers. He served on the Board of Directors for Piedmont Community College, was a member of the Roxboro Lions Club for over 40 years and was associated with the scouting program for 60 years. He was an Eagle Scout and received the Silver Beaver Award. Mr. Gentry was a very active and devoted member of the Allensville United Methodist Church.
He is survived by one son, Staley Gentry of Raleigh; daughter, Kathie G. Brown ofVirginia Beach, VA.; brother, Ed Gentry of Salisbury; four sisters, Mary G. Williams of Raleigh Ella G. Gibson ofRaeford, Edna G. Harkey of Hilton Head Island, S.C., Huldah G. Tracy of East Falmouth, ME.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Allensville United Methodist Church by the Rev. Ron Patton. Burial will be in the Allensville United Methodist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Brooks & White Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Thomas and Minnie Gentry Scholarship Fund, c/o Allensville United Methodist Church, 80 Dirgie Mine Road, Roxboro, N.C. 27573.

FRANCES M. GOODE

BEDFORD, VA -- Frances Morris Goode, 84, of 938 Lake Drive, died Monday, June 16, 1997. She was born in Thomason, Georgia, October 15,1912, a daughter of the late Thomas Saunders Morris and Mary Pamila Young Morris. She was the widow of Lloyd O. "Buzzy" Goode, a member of Bedford Baptist Church and was a retired Real Estate Agent for Scott and Bond Real Estate.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Lloyd O. and Michelle R. Goode of Raleigh; daughter, Cecelia G. Klink of Gloucester, VA; brother, Ben Y. Morris of Rogersville, TN; three sisters, Elizabeth M. Taylor of Easley, SC, Marjorie M. Goodwin of Raleigh, NC, Virginia M. Prewitt of Amarillo, TX; two grandsons, Robert W. Klink Jr. of Chapel Hill, Jason L. Klink of Williamsburg.
Graveside service will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday June 19, 1997 in Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. David L. Henderson officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Steeple Fund of Bedford Baptist Church, 1516 Oakwood St., Bedford, VA 24523.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Carder-Tharp Funeral Home, Bedford.

JOHN MARSHALL HENDERSON SR.

DURHAM -- Funeral services for Mr. John Marshall Henderson Sr., 78, of 5322 Peppercorn St. will be held on Thursday, 2 p.m. at Northside Baptist Church with Rev. Cecil Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow in Beechwood Cemetery.
Mr. Henderson was born April 25, 1919 in Durham County, to the late John and Lessie Henderson. He departed this life on June 16, 1997.
He was educated in the Durham Public School System. He retired in 1984 from Wachovia Bank after 43 years of service. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church where he was actively involved throughout the years, in the following activities and organizations; member of the Deacon Board, serving as chairman for a period of time, church treasurer, Sunday School and Missionary member, secretary of theMinisters and Deacons Union Board, member of New Home-In Durham Association and Sunday School Convention,member of the Male Chorus and Pastor's Aid Club.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mrs. Tazzie Henderson of the home; daughter, Saundra (John) Quick of Durham; four sons, Larry (Betty) Henderson, Gerald (Estelle) Henderson, Ronald (Gloria) Henderson all of Durham and Bobby (Thelma) Henderson, Ronald (Gloria) Henderson all of Durham and Bobby (Thelma) Henderson of Rydal, Pa.; sister, Jessie (Devorn) Exum of District Heights, Md.; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the homethis evening. Funeral arrangements by Ellis D. Jones and Sons Funeral Directors.

GARY HOMER HOLDER

RALEIGH -- Gary Paul "Homer" Holder, 44,Co-Owner of Boss-Hawg Parts and More, died Monday. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday Sugg Funeral Home Chapel,Fuquay-Varina. Burial, Chalybeate Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

STANLEY K. KETCHAM

CARY -- Stanley K. Ketcham, 86, a retired self-employed carpenter and former resident of Pine Bush, NY, died Sunday, June 8, 1997 at West ern Wake Medical Center, Cary. The son of the late Norman and Anna Baldwin Ketcham. He was born March 1, 1911 in Farmingdale, NY.
Survivors include his wife, Ada E. Bodle Ketcham of the home; sons, Stanley Ketcham of West Palm Beach, FL, Allen J. Ketcham of Cary; one grandchild; several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 12, 1997 at Brick Church Cemetery, Montgomery, NY, Rev.Donna Hankins Hulley of the United Methodist Church, Weldon, NY. officiated.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements were made by Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, Weldon, NY.

LIZA M. LANG

KINSTON -- Mrs. Liza Murdoch Lang, 86, died Tuesday, June 17, 1997 at the Albemarle in Tarboro.
She was a member of St. Mary'sEpiscopal Church and a retired school teacher, having taught at Grainger High School and Southwood School.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday from St. Mary's Episcopal Church with Rev. Joshua T. MacKenzie officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery in Farmville.
Surviving include her daughters, Mrs. Harriett L. Hornthal of Elizabeth City, Mrs. Ann L. Blackmon of Montgomery, AL.; sisters, Mrs. Josephine M. Faust of Arlington, VA., Mrs. Della M. Carlton of Salisbury; brothers, Major General Retired Francis J. Murdoch of Bedford, VA., Mr. William S. Murdoch of Salisbury; four grandchildren and twogreat-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Edwards Funeral Home in Kinston, Wednesday, 5:30-7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 800 Rountree St.,Kinston, N.C. 28501 or to the Flynn Christian Home, 611 Mitchell St., Kinston, N.C. 28501.

CHARLES W. "BILL" McCLUSKEY

GREENSBORO -- Charles William "Bill" McCluskey, 83, formerly of Pleasant Garden Road died June 16, 1997 at Wesley Long Community Hospital.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hanes-Lineberry North Elm Chapel withinterment 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 by daughterPhyliss D. Marshall of Cornella, Ga.; son, Larry D. McCluskey of Garner, N.C.; sister, Esther Gorrell of Greensboro; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; special friend Mozelle Shaw.

NATHAN J. MELTON SR.

ENFIELD -- Mr. NathanJosh Melton Sr., 78, of Rt.2, Box 96-A, died Monday, June 16, 1997 at his residence.
Mr.Melton was born August 10, 1918 in Halifax County, a son of Dan and Mary Brake Melton. He was a farmer and was employed as a carpenter with Huttig Industries.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Joyner Melton; sonand daughter-in-law, Jay and Charlene Melton of Sharpsburg; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Lou and Robert Griffin of Red Oak, Susan and Mike Hughes and Debbie and Perry Newman, all of Raleigh; grandchildren, Michael Hughesof Raleigh, Joshua and Sara Melton of Sharpsburg; sister, Melissa Edwards of Rocky Mount.
Gravesi de service will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday by Elder D.B. Stokes in the Elmwood Cemetery.
Arrangements by Branch Funeral Home, Enfield.

CLARD B. MILLER

LEXINGTON -- Clara BrutonMiller, 90, memorial service 2 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 1997 at Grace Episcopal Church.
Surviving: son, Seth Miller of Lexington.
She was preceded in death by one son, Donald J. Miller.
Davidson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JAMES E. MULRINE

CHAPEL HILL -- James Edward Mulrine, 75, died suddenly Friday, June 13, 1997 in London, England. Mr. Mulrine retired from Foster Wheeler where he was a Chemical Engineer. He was a veteran of the Army Air Force and served as Gunner in WW II.
A memorial service will be conducted 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Church of the Holy Family.
Mr. Mulrine is survived by his wife, Prudence K. Mulrine; three daughters, Cathy Wright of Paris, Nancy Mulrine of London, Mary Lisowsky of Kansas; son, Philip Mulrine of Cary; sister, Peggy Fisher of Philadelphia;two grandchildren, Samantha and Markham Lisowsky, both of Kansas.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may made to the Church of the Holy Family.

PEARL ROBINSON

RALEIGH -- Pearl Robinson of 4215 E. Brockton Drive, passed away on Saturday. Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday at Lea Funeral Home. Burial, St. Matthews Church Cemetery.
Surviving: daughters, Marcia L. Williams of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Nonie W. Salisbury of Raleigh.; six grandchildren.
Visitation 10:30-11 a.m. Thursday at Lea Funeral Home.
A Lea Funeral Home Service, 231-1000.

OTIS HUNTER ROGERS JR.

LOUISBURG -- Otis Hunter Rogers Jr., 80, of 617 Alfred Mill Road, Louisburg, N.C., died Monday, at Franklin Regional Hospital inLouisburg.
Mr. Rogers attended Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. He enjoyed his gold-fish pond, working in his yard and helping others who needed his assistance. Mr. Rogers was U.S. Naval Veteran of WWII, and was attached to the Seebee division. Mr. Rogers was also a retired superintendent for Tara Bus Company in Toleda, Ohio.
He is survived by his wife, Nellie Vaughan Rogers; two daughters, Brenda R. Shomo and her husband, Chuck of Franklin, N.C., Dorothy J. Perry of Louisburg, N.C.; three sisters, Juanita Glover of Buckner, N.C., Mary Ann Knight of Duluth, Georgia, Elizabeth Pruitt of Durham, N.C.; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

NELL S. THOMAS

BEAUFORT -- Nell Sheffield< \n> Thomas, 81, of Beaufort, died Tuesday at Carteret General Hospital. Mrs. Thomas was a secretary for the Superintendent of Schools in Nansemond County, VA and for Thomas Line Construction Company. She retired after her employment at the Carteret County Public Library.
Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Ann StreetUnitedMethodist Church with the Rev. William Rickman Pinner officiating. The family will have a private committal service at Ocean View Cemetery.
Survivors: daughters, Virginia Thomas Fleischer of Pass Christian, MS, Kay Thomas Yelton of Beaufort; sisters, Virginia S. Stare of Schenectady, NY, Ann S. Lyon of San Rafael, CA; two grandchildren.
Donations may be made to the Carteret County Public Library, 210 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC 28516.
Arrangements by Brooks Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Morehead City.

JAMES T. "SHORTY" UNDERWOOD

CLAYTON -- James Thel "Shorty" Underwood, 88, died Tuesday. Service 11 a.m. Thursday at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel with burialto follow in Parklawn Memorial Park. Rev. Lloyd Hargis officiating.
Survivors, wife, Frances C. Underwood of Clayton; Bill Underwood of Miami, Fl.; daughter, Lois Connley of Washington State; four step-children; sisters, Mazie Johnson of Clayton, Helen Bailey of Clayton; brothers, Donald Underwood of Clayton, J.R. Underwood of Raleigh, Gilliam Underwood of Hartford.
Visitation, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

GWENDOLYN W. URQUHART

RALEIGH -- Gwendolyn WilkinsGreen Urquhart, 52, died Tuesday. Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Parrish Funeral Home in Selma. Burial will follow in Oakland Heights Cemetery in Smithfield.
Surviving are herhusband, Tom Urquhart; son, John Richard Green Jr. of Winston-Salem and his fiancee, Kristi Barnete of Norfolk, Va.; parents, James Thomas "J.T." and Frances Seate Wilkins of Clayton.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

JUDITH S. VANATTA

PRINCETON -- Judith Frances StachVanatta, 49, died Monday. Funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday in the Chapel of Parrish Funeral Home in Selma with the Father Joseph Mulroney officiating. Burial will follow in Selma Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are her husband, Ronnie G. Vanatta Sr.; son, Ronnie G. Vanatta Jr. of Springfield, Ma.; daughter, Denise Vanatta of Princeton; two brothers and one granddaughter.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

RUBY C. VAUSE

FAYETTEVILLE -- Ruby Carter Vause, 82, of 311 Westview Dr., died June, 17, 1997 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
Funeral, Friday, 2 p.m. at Hay Street United Methodist Church by the Rev. Bruce Taylor. Burial, LaFayette Memorial Park.
Surviving: daughter, Brenda Vause of Fayetteville; son, Robert C. Vause Jr. of Fayetteville; sisters, Aleen C. Childres of Hope Mills, Pearl Graves of Burlington; brother, Carlton Carter of San Antonio, Tx.; five grandchildren.
Visitation, Thursday, 7-9 p.m at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home.
She was the widow of R.C. "Bob" Vause. She was a member of the Lizzie Lamb Sunday School Class. She was a member and pastpresident of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Memorials may be made to Hay Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 456 Fayetteville, N.C. 28302.

LOTTIE HOLLOWAY BLACKWOOD

DURHAM -- Ms. Lottie Holloway Blackwood, 89, died Wednesday, June 18, 1997 at Triangle Hospice at the Meadowlands. Mrs. Blackwood was a lifelong, Durhamresident and wife of the late Charlie R. Blackwood.
Surviving: daughter, Susan B. Grahamof Durham; son, Charles A. Blackwood of Charlotte; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; and one brother, George K. Holloway of Wilmington.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 20, 1997at Mt. Lebanon Primitive Baptist Church, Guess Road, Durham. Officiating the Rev. Woody Massey.
Visitation will be from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 1997 at Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Stepping Stories Class, Ephesus Baptist Church, 4700 Ephesus Church Road, Durham, N.C. 27707 or Triangle Hospice at the Meadowlands, 1001 Corporate Drive, Hillsborough, N.C. 27278.

MARY McGEE BRANCH

RALEIGH -- Mary McGee Branch, 83, of 4017 Rock Quarry Road, died Tuesday.
She was a claims adjustor for Hartford Insurance Compan y, and a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.
Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Saint Mary's Street. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
Survivors are her niece, AprilB. Trunick and her husband, Teno K. Trunick of Raleigh; great niece Heather Wade Watson of Raleigh, great nephews, Jeremy Patrick Trunick of Raleigh, and William Christopher Wade; sister-in-law, Mildred L. Branch of Raleigh.
Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. Friday.

DELTA E. CAMPBELL

BAHAMA -- Mrs. Delta Evangeline Butcher Campbell, 70, of 607 Phar Lap Lane died Tuesday, June 17, 1997. She will be moved back to Duda-Ruck Funeral Chapel in Dundalk, Md., for completion of funeral arrangements. Her son, Robert and his wife,Terry are surviving in Bahama, N.C.

MICHAEL PATRICK CLARKE

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.

MITTIE G. CONGER

RALEIGH -- Mittie GriffinConger, 76, of 4201 Berry D. Sims Wynd, died Monday. A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Friday, Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, St. Mary's St. Burial will follow in Montlawn Memorial Park.
Surviving are her husband, Lawrence Conger; son, Allen Conger and his wife, Diane of Raleigh; three grandchildren, Allen Conger Jr., Beth Karampelas, and Kendall Conger; four great-grandchildren, Devin and Kirk Waters and Stephanie and Jennifer Karampelas.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Gideons International, Raleigh North Camp, P.O. Box 33635, Raleigh, N.C. 27636.

DR. EDWARD LAUGHTIN EATMAN

ROCKY MOUNT -- Dr. Edward Laughtin Eatman, 90, died Wednesday, June 18, 1997.
He was born Jan. 13, 1907, in Wilson, son of the late Charles Hackney Harris Eatman and Goldie Daniel Eatman. He was married to the late Mary LongBattle Eatman.
A 1926 graduate of Wilson High School, Dr. Eatman attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., in 1933, with a D.D.S. Degree. He wa s a member of both the Georgia and North Carolina State Dental Boards.
Along with his brother, Dr. Charles D. Eatman, and H.E. Winston, he organized an Army Reserve chapter in Rocky Mount in 1934. He was a FirstLieutenant in the Army Reserve, seeing active duty in 1942. He was separated from the reserve with the rankof captain in 1944.
Dr. Eatman began his dental practice in Rocky Mount in 1933, along with his brother, Dr. Charles D. Eatman. He had served as secretary and president of the Rocky Mount Dental Society, and wasa member, former secretary and former president of the 5th District Dental Society, where he had chaired most committees. Dr. Eatman and his brother organized the dental department at Park View Hospital and they served as co-chiefs of dental services at the hospital for 30 years. He retired in 1983 following 50 years of dental practice with his brother.
Dr. Eatman was a member of Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity, a life member of Delta Sigma Delta Fraternity, the Elks Club in Rocky Mount, the Rocky Mount Jaycees and Exalted Roosters. He was a member of Benvenue Country Club. He was a member of the Kiwanis Tuberculosis committee until Rocky Mount Tuberculosis Association was formed. He had been an active member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd since, 1933.
Dr. Eatman was honored by being named Honorary Curator of the Country DoctorMuseum in Bailey. He had also been honored by local, district, state, and National Dental Societies.
Surviving: sons, Edward L. Eatman Jr. of Charlotte, George H. Eatman of Washington, D.C., Gordon B. Eatman of Albuquerque, N.M.; daughter, Nell B. Edwards of Alexandria, Va.; brother, Dr. Charles D. Eatman of Rocky Mount; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Funeralservice will be 9 a.m. Friday at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, with Rev. Bollin M. Millner Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Pineview Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Johnson Funeral Home, SunsetAve.
Memorials may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd Building Fund, Rocky Mount.

ULLMON GINN

SNOW HILL -- Mr. Ullmon Ginn, 69, of Route 4, died Wednesday morning at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Mr. Ginn was native of Greene County and a retired Tobacco Farmer. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the chapel of Taylor-Edwards Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Snow Hill Cemetery.
Surviving: wife, Della M. Ginn; daughter, Renea G. Welch of New Bern; son, Ullmon L. Ginn of Snow Hill; sister, Geraldine Mewborn of Snow Hill; three grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and other times atthe home.

CARRIE MAE SHIPMAN GREEN

DURHAM -- Mrs. Carrie Mae Shipman Green,81, of 2920 Chapel Hill Street, Apt. 24-C, died Monday, June 16, in Durham Regional Hospital. She was a native of Durham and the daughter of the late John W. and Harriet Amanda Carver Shipman. She was educated in the Durham Public Schools and the New York City schools. She was a graduate of Textile High School. She attended DeShazo r's Beauty College and was a licensed Cosmetology in New York. She also attended Grays Beauty Academy in New York.In 1965 she opened her own salon LAJONS Beautyrama. She was active in her community and Jackson Memorial Church. She was a co-leader of Cub Scout Troop #138. Upon returning to Durham she joined Greater Joy Baptist Church.
Funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday in Greater Joy Baptist Church by Rev. James Daniel. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Beechwood Cemetery.
Surviving are a daughter,Viviane Bright-Walker; sons, Zachary Green of Greensboro, N.C. and Charles Green of Long Beach, N.Y.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; devoted son-in-law, Leonard Walker; daughters-in-law, Pauline Green of Greensboro, N.C. and Maureen Green of Long Beach, N.Y.
The family will receive friends from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday in Greater Joy Baptist Church, 717 Hardee Street.
Arrangements are by Fisher Funeral Parlor.

EVELYN J. HARRISON

WILLIAMSTON -- Evelyn Jennings Harrison, 88, died Tuesday, June 17, 1997. Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday, June 20, 1997 at the First United Methodist Church. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery.
She was the daughter of the late Lovett and Hattie Harrell Harrison. She lived in Durham from 1928-1996 upon moving to Williamston. She was a librarian at the Women's College at Duke University. She was the oldest member of First United Methodist Church and a founding member. She was was a graduate of Louisburg College and Duke University and obtained a Library of Science Degree from the University of Illinois. She was a member the Altrussa Club, the Durham Woman's Cluband on the Board of Trustees at Louisburg College.
Surviving: sister-in-law, Margaret E. Harrison of Williamston; niece, Ann H. McKeel of Williamston; nephew, William L. Harrison of Winchester, VA; eight great-nieces and nephews; eight great-great-nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends 7-8:30p.m. Thursday at Biggs Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Building Fund, First United Methodist Church, 116 E. Church St., Williamston, 27892.

KRISTEN W. JOHNSON

BAHAMA -- Kristen WayneJohnson, 10-week old daughter of Keith Wayne and Lisa Herndon Johnson of P.O. Box 463, Bahama, died Wednesday, June 18, in Duke Medical Center.
Kristen was born on April 6, 1997, in the Duke MedicalCenter. She was preceded in death by her twin brother, William Shane Johnson.
Surviving in addition to her parents are her paternal grandparents, William and Cynthia Johnson of Durham and Joy and Ricky Herron of Bahama; maternal grandparents, Paul and Becky Herndon of Durham; paternal great-grandparents, Wayne and Eloise Ross of Durham and Frank and Mary Johnson of Durham; maternal great-grandmother, Violet Colcloughof Durham; uncles, Dennis and Justin Johnson of Durham; and her aunts, Wendy and Paula Herndon of Durham.
Funeral service will be held Friday at 12:30 p.m. in the Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at Hudson Funeral Home tonight from 7-9 p.m. and at other times at the h ome of Paul and Becky Herndon, 2220 Glover Rd., Lot #1.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Duke Hospital Intensive Care Nursery, Box 3688, Duke Medical Center, Durham, N.C. 27710.

BUD LAWS JR.

DURHAM -- Bud Laws Jr., 38, of 2813 S. Roxboro Street, died Monday, June 16, in Duke University Medical Center. He was a native of Durham and the son of Bud and Grace Burnett Laws. He was educated in the Durham City Schools.
Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Fisher Funeral Chapel by Rev. Dennis Davis. Burial will be in Glennview Memorial Park.
Surviving are his parents, Bud and Grace Burnett Laws; sister, Geraldine Laws Carrington; brothers, James Laws and Melvin Laws, both of Charlotte, N.C., Clyde Laws, Joe Edward Laws, Robert Laws; sisters-in-law, Mageline Laws and Mary Laws, both of Charlotte, and Tressie Laws; brother-in-law, Clifton Carrington.
The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Thursday in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
Arrangements are by Fisher Funeral Parlor.

CATHERINE E. MILENIUS

DURHAM -- Mrs. Catherine Couch Milenius, 87, of 3007 Pickett Rd., widow of George S. Milenius, died Wednesday in Hillcrest Convalescent Center. She was the daughter of the late John William Thomas and Mary Ida Neal Coach.
A native of Orange County she was educated in UNC Greensboro, formerly Womans College. She was employed as a counselor with the Employment Security Commission in Winston-Salem for 30 years, retiring in the early 1980's. Mrs. Milenius was a member of McMannen United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Retired State Employees Association.
Surviving: one sister, Lucille B. Bowersof Raleigh and many nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by four brothers, Eulis, Vance, Autry and Cecil Couch and two sisters, Ruth C. Hinton and Irma C. Rogers.
Funeral service will be heldFriday at 4 p.m. in McMannen United Methodist Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Bob Redmond. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Flowers are acceptable or memorials may be made to McMannen United Methodist Church.
The family will receive visitors 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home.

GENEVA D. PARTIN

ROUGEMONT -- Mrs. Geneva Dare Williams Partin, 67, died unexpectedly Wednesday at her home in Rougemont. Mrs. Partin was born in Durham County, the daughter of the late Charlie Williams and Minnie Weaver Williams. She had worked previously for Durham Hosiery, but was most recently self-employed as a home cleaning specialist.
Surviving are her husband, Vernon Jacob Partin; daughter, Emily P. Martin of Orange, Co.; son, Vernon Gregory Partin of Durham; three sisters, Becky Mishoe and Nancy Thornton, both of Virginia and Mary Reaves of Durham; four brothers, David Williams of Oklahoma, Richard Williams of Virginia, Sam Williams of Durham and Wayne Williams of Mississippi; and one grandchild.
Funeral service will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. in Cements Funeral<\ n> Chapel in Durham, Rev. David Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. Activepallbearers will be Mike Jones, Cliff Dunnigen, Kevin Williams, Frank Bailey, William Mishoe and Carl Wines.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home in Durham and at other times at the home of a niece, Cindy Wines of 1527 Ridge Lane, Hillsborough.

GERTIE B. PILKINGTON

BENSON -- Gertie Benson Pilkington, 83, widow of the late George Bryant Pilkington, died Tuesday.
Funeral, Thursday 11a.m. from Rose and Graham Chapel. Burial, Benson Family Cemetery.
Surviving: sisters, Elva B. Holley and Ethel B. Core both of Benson, Melva Dunn of Garner; step-daughters, Virginia LaBoy, Frances Treffinger, Ann Moleswki all of Penn; sister-in-law, Maxine Benson of Benson; several nieces and nephews.

YVONNE V. PRICE

WILSON -- Yvonne Vann Price, 48, of 1702 Westbrook Drive, died Tuesday, June 17, 1997 at Wilson Memorial Hospital. Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m.. Thursday from the Shingleton Funeral Home by Rev. Frank Grubbs and Rev. Ray Wells. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
Mrs. Price is survived by: husband, Wallace A. Price; daughter, Kelly M. Price of the home; stepson, Scott Price of Raleigh; parents, Mary Etta and Roland Vann of Selma; sister, Linda V. Lassiter of Selma.
The family will receive friends at the home, 1702 Westbrook Drive, Wilson.
Arrangements by Shingleton Funeral Home.

JEANETTE P. RAY

RALEIGH -- Jeanette PriceRay, 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 of Franklinton High School. At age 22, Jeanette began her longcareer with the State of North Carolina. Almost three decades of that 34 year career were spent with the SateCommunity 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 Capital Tarheel Chapter of the American Business Women's Association. She served four years as General Treasurer of the N.C. State Employees Association. Jeanette was alsoa member of the Association of Community College Business 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 Calder and her husband Mark of Raleigh; grandson, William Chase Calder; granddaughter, Allison Jeanette Calder; mother, Nellie Jeffreys Price; brother, Jim Price of Pelham, Alabama.
Family will receive relatives and friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 1997 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service and Crematory, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale and other times atthe home of her mother, 3824 Lee Road, Raleigh.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Jeanette Ray Scholarship fund payable to the Department of Community Colleges. Donations may be sent to the Finance Division, Department of Community Colleges, 200 West Jones St., Raleigh, N.C. 27603.

PATRICIA P. WOMBLE

GREENVILLE -- PatriciaPerry Womble, 43, died Wednesday, June 18, 1997 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital after a courageous year-longbattle with cancer. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel.
Mrs. Womble, a native of Chowan County, received her BSN and Masters in Nursing from East Carolina School of Nursing. Her career included staff nursing at Duke University Medical Center, various clinical and administrativeroles at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Director of Nursing at Roanoke Chowan Hospital, Ahoskie, and for thepast five years had been a clinical instructor at the ECU School of Nursing. She was an active member of the North Carolina Nursing Association and Sigma Theta Tau. She was active in the Pamlico Sailing club and the UnitedStates Power Squadron.
Trish was preceded in death by her father, the late Carroll Perry of Tyner.
She is survived by: husband, Bill Womble of Greenville; mother and stepfather, Audrey and Jack Leary of Tyner; sisters, Belinda Patterson of Greenville, Jo Ann Carpenter of St. Petersburg, Florida; brother, Carroll Perry Jr. of Tyner; grandmother, Elsie Bunch of Edenton.
Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Wilkerson Funeral Home.
The family expresses its appreciation to the physicians and staffof Pitt County Memorial Hospital for the excellent care and support during Patricia's illness and many hospitalizations.
In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorial contributions be made to a scholarship fund established at the East Carolina School of Nursing. The mailing address is the Patricia Womble Memorial Fund c/o Zanna Cipriani, 525 Moye Blvd., Greenville, NC 27858.


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