Miscellaneous Wake County, North Carolina Obituaries


First Name:
Last Name:

MEDFORD, VA -- This is Kay Fletcher Rickards, Margie and Fred Fletcher 56 year old daughter, who died Saturday evening in her home in Medford, New Jersey.
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 the fish.
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.

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.


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 Funeral Home.


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.


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. Thursday.


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.


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.


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 church cemetery.
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.


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 Funeral Care.


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.


RALEIGH -- Ray McKinney Kautz, 85,of Raleigh, died Wednesday, June 11, 1997.
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 home.
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.


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.


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 one great-grandchild.
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 great-great-grandchild.
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 and Rescue.
Arrangements by Pollock-Wells and Best Funeral Home.


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, MD.
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.


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. 27606.
The familywill receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, St. Mary's St., 828-4311.

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 cemetery.
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.


RALEIGH -- Marguerite Dayton Purnell, 75, of 412 Lake Boone Trail, died Wednesday.
She retired from N.C. State Government andNorfolk Southern Railroad.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m Friday at Montlawn Memorial Park.
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.


FUQUAY-VARINA -- Shirley Kathryn Hairr Rambeau, 62, died Monday, June 9. Funeral 2 p.m. today, Chalybeate Springs Baptist Church. Burial, church cemetery.
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 Fund, Fuquay-Varina.
Arrangements by Sugg Funeral Home.


GREENVILLE -- Miss Frances Ringgold Smith, 92, died Wednesday, June 11, 1997.
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 ofRaleigh.
The family will receive friends at Wilkerson Funeral Home from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Education Fund, Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church, 510 S. Washington St., Greenville.


DURHAM -- Mrs. Grace Bobbitt Smith, 95, died Monday. She wasnative of Person County.
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.


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 and nephews.
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, Zebulon.


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, N.C.


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.


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 the service.
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.


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 and community.
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, N.C. 27612.


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, N.C. 27619
Arrangements are by the Cremation Society of the Carolinas, Inc.


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 Honeycutt Daughtry.
He was a retired farmer and member of Faison Presbyterian Church.
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 the home.
Memorials may be made to Faison Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 160 Faison, N.C. 28341.


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 York.
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 in 1978.
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 on Saturday.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 great-grandchildren.
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 Church.
Stephens Funeral Home of Manning is in charge of the arrangements.


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 Toastmaster.
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; 22 great-grandchildren.
Family will receive friends Friday 7-9 p.m. atButler Funeral Service.


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 Chapel.
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.


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.


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 School System.
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, N.C. 28786.


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.

Search this massive database of obituaries, cemeteries, and death records: