Obituaries, March 14, 2014

Mar. 13, 2014 @ 06:14 PM


Patricia Baker Dixon
DURHAM — Patricia Baker Dixon, 67, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Duke University Hospital.
Patricia is survived by her son, Patrick Dixon and wife, Claudia Walsh, of Virginia Beach, VA; her sister, Sherry Shambley, of Durham; and her grandchildren, Caitlyn Dixon, Hunter Dixon, Ethan Taylor, Kevin Fish and Phillip Fish.
Patricia was predeceased by her mother, Juanita Baker; husband, Wayne Dixon; and sons, Mike and Troy Taylor.
A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday in the Chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service with the Rev. Fred Johnson officiating.
Friends may visit from 3:00 – 5:00 pm. Saturday in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sherron Acres Free Will Baptist Church, 1300 Lynn Road, Durham, NC 27703 or the American Lung Association, 514 Daniels St. #109, Raleigh, NC 27605.
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Anne Rogers Fowler
DURHAM — Mrs. Anne Rogers Fowler, 87, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, surrounded by her family.
Anne was known for her ready smile and her gift for enjoying life. She worked at Wrights Machinery and was a faithful member of St. Paul Methodist Church. Through good times and bad, she never lost her sense of humor and her ability to enjoy life. Anne will be dearly missed by her family and her friends. She leaves behind a legacy of love and laughter.
Left behind to cherish her memory are her sons, William Rogers Fowler and his wife, Stefanie, of Roanoke, VA; James Butler Fowler, and his partner, Barbara, of Durham, NC; daughter, Teresa F. Mayse and her husband, Wayne, of Pittsboro, NC; two grandchildren, four great grandchildren; brother, Ed Rogers of Durham, NC.
She was preceded in death by her husband William "Bill" Fowler.
Special thanks to the staff at Spring Arbor Assisted Living who provided such a happy life for Anne in the past few years, and also to the staff at UniHealth post acute care & United hospice who cared for her so well in her final days.
A graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 2:00 pm at Carolina Memorial Gardens in Hillsborough, NC, officiating will be Dr. Al Sholar. The family will receive visitors prior to the service, from 12:30 – 1:30pm at Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home.
Flowers are accepted, or memorials may be directed to United Hospice, 301 S. Church Street, Suite 135, Rocky Mount, NC 27804, or to a charity of your choice.
The Fowler family is under the care of Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home. Online condolences may be submitted at Select Obituaries.

Jewel Garrett
DURHAM — Jewel Garrett, 79, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at her home. She was born in Durham County to the late Moses Cates and the late Virgie Phipps Cates.
Mrs. Garrett is survived by her husband, William A. Garrett; sons, Roger Garrett (Rhonda), Rodney Garrett (Lynn), Tim Garrett (Jennifer); daughters, Susan Garrett Carter (Mitch), Dianne Phillips (Shuller); brother, Johnny Cates (Barbara); 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday at Maplewood Cemetery with the Rev. Jeff McCarthy officiating. The family will receive friends 7 to 9 p.m., Friday at Clements Funeral Home in Durham.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc., in Durham, N.C. Online condolences may be made at

Maybelle Cotton Mangum
DURHAM — Mrs. Maybelle Cotton Mangum, 73, passed on March 11, 2014 at Duke Medical Center. Mrs. Mangum was a native of Durham, NC.
Survivors include one daughter, Vanessa M. Reddish; three sons, W. Gerald Mangum, Kevin Mangum and Darrell Mangum; and one sister, Nettie Cotton Holt.
Funeral service will take place on Monday, March 17, 2014 at Greater Emmanuel Temple of Grace, 2722 E. Main St., Durham, NC beginning at 12 noon. A visitation will take place one hour prior to the service.
Professional services are provided by Scarborough & Hargett Memorial Chapels and Gardens, Incorporated.

Franklin Douglas Mowery
DURHAM — Franklin Douglas Mowery, 51, passed away unexpectedly on March 10, 2014. Born and raised in the Durham community, he touched the lives of ALL he knew in a real and unique fashion. Indeed, Doug, a loving and caring man, always seemed to view his glass as half full.
Doug loved playing golf and watching his Tar Heels and the Panthers. Late night creative grilling for his friends and holiday turkey were his specialties. He loved gardening, the lake and a cold Budweiser.
Doug was a man of many talents, from Printer, in his family business in Chapel Hill, to Carpenter, to Body man, to Warehouse Manager or just anything he put his mind to. He never met a stranger.
Surviving family are beloved son, Tom of Sanford, NC, and brothers, Richard of Chapel Hill, NC and Phillip of Tampa, FL.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Barber Mowery, and father, Tommy Lee Mowery, and will be laid to rest at the family gravesite.
A Graveside Service will be held Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 1:00pm, at Memorial Cemetery, 1721 Legion Road, Chapel Hill, with Reverend Bobby Wagoner officiating.
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Dr. Blaine S. Nashold, Jr.
DURHAM — Dr. Blaine S. Nashold, Jr. was born on November 21, 1923 in Lenox, South Dakota.
He was raised in Denver, Colorado, and Mt. Vernon, Indiana, on his family farm and attended Indiana University where he met his wife, Irene Halverson. At Ohio State University he was awarded a Master'ss of Science Degree in Microbiology. After attaining his M.D. from the University of Louisville, he did his neurosurgical residency at the Montreal Neurologic Institute and McGill University. Between 1951-53 he was seconded to the Office of Naval Intelligence, U.S. Navy, Atlantic Fleet and Pacific Fleet where he served two distinguished tours of duty in the Mediterranean and Korea.
After a fellowship in neurosurgery at the Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, he was appointed an associate professor at Duke University School of Medicine and Chief of Neurosurgery at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Durham, N.C. Between 1961-63 he was the personal neurosurgeon to President John F. Kennedy. Dr. Nashold was a pioneer in stereotactic neurosurgery, pediatric neurosurgery and the treatment of chronic pain syndromes. He rose to international acclaim for his treatment of pain and brain tumors operating on foreign leaders, soldiers, and the poor from Sri Lanka to Japan and Europe. His academic work included forty years of research and over 300 publications in books and surgical journals. He was particularly proud of winning the Speigel/Wycis Award for his work in stereotactic Neurosurgery. During his forty years as a professor of neurosurgery at Duke School of Medicine he trained dozens of neurosurgeons who carried on his spirit of dedication to patient care, the pursuit of knowledge and surgical excellence. Dr. Nashold loved sailing which brought his family together on many memorable adventures. Irene was always by his side and took the helm many times. He won the Miami-Montego Yacht Race against all odds. He also had a passion for collecting antique cars, which he raced all over the country.
Our personal memories of our father are several among many. He loved music since his days playing the trombone with Glen Miller when he was fifteen. We went to bed every night with Mozart and Beethoven wafting through the house. He loved books, medical, fiction and nonfiction.
Our mother, Irene, was the first cook who made all the recipes in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking. She threw famous dinner parties and opened our home to many travelers who came to
work with our father with the greatest food and constant grace. She and dad were great partners.
We will miss dad deeply. As his many patients and friends from Duke will. But he passed away in peace and is in God's Hands.
Blaine Nashold is survived by his loving wife, Irene Nashold; his children, Susan Clark, Jim Nashold, Ann Nashold, and Sara Shepherd; his grandchildren, Emily Hege, Jessica Shepherd, James Shepherd, Jackie Blankenship, and Jonah Binstock; and his great-grandchild, Henry Hege.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Urban Ministries Soup Kitchen and Homeless Shelter at St. Phillips Episcopal Church, Durham, N.C. Plans for a memorial service at St. Phillips are pending. Online condolences at See Obituaries.

Virginia Caesar Reed
DURHAM — Virginia Caesar Reed, lovingly known as GiGi, the last surviving sister of Gospel Legend, Pastor Shirley Caesar, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, March 9, 2014, after a long illness at the Uni-Health Medical Facility in Durham, North Carolina.
She was born August 13, 1924, one of thirteen children to James and Hallie Caesar. Her father, affectionately known as “Big Jim Caesar” was a noted gospel singer and as a child she often sang with him. She resided in New York City for over 60 years before moving back home to Durham.
Virginia was known for her melodious voice and her witty sense of humor. Even in her illness she never lost her desire to sing the “Old Hymns,” nor her zest for a life filled with joy.
She is survived by two brothers, Julius and Solomon Caesar, both of Durham N.C., one sister, Pastor Shirley Caesar-Williams of Raleigh, N.C., and a host of relatives and friends.
Service will be held Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mt. Calvary Word of Faith Church, 3100 Sanderford Road, Raleigh, North Carolina. Viewing will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Interment will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Beechwood Cemetery, Durham, North Carolina.


Mary “Kakkie” Adcock Clayton
STEM — Mary “Kakkie” Adcock Clayton, 88, a longtime resident of Stem, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Hock Family Pavilion in Durham after a brief illness.
A native of Granville County, the daughter of the late William Bluford and Mattie Smith Adcock. She was a member of Tally Ho First Baptist Church in Stem and retired as a healthcare provider at Murdoch center.
Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 PM Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 in the Eakes Funeral Chapel in Creedmoor by Rev. Eddie Nutt. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery in Oxford, N.C.
Surviving are two daughters, Libby C. Royal (Robert) of Raleigh, Frances C. Hamilton (Steve) of Cape Carteret, two sisters, Effie Garrett of Oxford, Helen Greene of Stem, two granddaughters, Maria Hamilton and Allison Stephens, one grandson, Chad Hamilton, and two great-grandchildren, Brooke and Jack Stephens. She was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-seven years, Ernest Clayton, two sisters, Ruth A. Burchette, Lallie G. Beasley and three brothers, Vernon, Carlton and McCoy Adcock.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Tally Ho First Baptist Church, 1692 Sanders Road, Stem N.C. 27581.
Visitation was held Monday evening, March 10, 2014 at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and at other times her home in Stem.
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Nancy Margaret Pixley Wilson Carlton
ROXBORO — Nancy Margaret Pixley Wilson Carlton, age 90, formerly of 6385 Boston Road, died Wednesday morning at the Hock Family Pavilion. She was born in Person County to the late Royal B. Pixley Sr. and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Clayton Pixley. She was preceded in death by husbands, Roy C. Wilson and H. Wade Carlton; she is also predeceased by 5 brothers and 3 sisters. Mrs. Carlton was a member of Bethel Hill Baptist Church where she was a member of the Addie Hall Sunday School Class. She was retired from Liggett & Myers after 34 years of employment where she was a member of the Local 176 Union.
Surviving are her daughter, Kay Wilson Day of Durham, grandchildren, Charles Wilson Tapp (Tziporah), of Washington, DC and Crystal Elizabeth Tapp, of Charlotte, NC. Also survived by her brother Chuck Pixley (Nora), sister Anne Lucretia Lloyd, and best friend Charles Gentry, all of Roxboro.
The family will receive friends 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friday, March 14, 2014 at Brooks & White Funeral Home. The funeral service will be 2:00 PM Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Brooks & White Chapel by the Rev. Jason Evans and Rev. Herbert Brown. The burial will be in the Person Memorial Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Charles Tapp, Brent Tapp, Nate Beach, Scotty Pixley, Gary Pixley, and Butch Mathews. Honorary Pallbearers will be Deacons of Bethel Hill Baptist Church, Frankie Gentry, John Melton, and David Pulliam.
Flowers are acceptable or memorials may be made to Bethel Hill Baptist Church, 201 US Old 501 Hwy., Roxboro, NC 27574.
The family wishes to especially thank her sister-in-law Nora Pixley for her exceptional, devoted, and loving care; the Duke Heart Failure team, particularly Karol Harshaw-Ellis and Teresa Cox; and the staff of Cambridge Hills Assisted Living.
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Emma Bailey Hicks
ROXBORO — Emma Bailey Hicks, 89, of Burlington, formerly Roxboro, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at The Village of Brookwood.
Emma Bailey was born June 16, 1924 in Helena, the daughter of the late John Haywood and Lula Pierce Jones. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, William B. (Bill) Hicks; one grandson, Chris Stultz; three sisters, Polly J. Bateman, Evelyn J. Guffy, Mary J.
Bradsher; and three brothers, Woodrow Jones, John Wesley Jones, & Reginald Jones.
Bailey is survived by three children and their spouses, Anne & Dwight Stultz of Martinsville, VA; Stuart & Katie Hicks of Charlotte; and Susan Hicks of Raleigh. In addition she is survived by four sisters-in-law, Pearl H. Ferrell of Allensville, Elizabeth C. Hicks of Hurdle Mills, Marie Jones of Raleigh, & Peggy J. Powers of Henderson. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. There are numerous nieces and nephews as well.
Emma Bailey graduated in 1946 from the Watts School of Nursing. She worked as a registered nurse for 38 years which included office nurse for Dr. E.M.
Hedgepeth, school nurse, and Home Health Nurse for Person County.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Burlington for 8 years and formerly of Roxboro Baptist Church for 59 years where she served on many committees.
There will be a private graveside service.
The memorial service will be 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 15 at Roxboro Baptist Church (202 S. Main St., Roxboro, NC 27573). Officiating will be Dr.
DuPre Sanders. Visitation will be held 1:00 PM at the church, an hour before the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the building fund at First Baptist Church, 400 S. Broad Street, Burlington, NC 27215 or Roxboro Baptist Church, P.O. Box 348, Roxboro, NC 27573.
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Franklin D. Holloway
ROXBORO — Mr. Franklin D. Holloway, age 80, a resident of 570 Semora Rd., Roxboro, NC, passed in his home Saturday afternoon, March 8, 2014 following a lengthy illness. He was a native of Person County and a member of Lawson Chapel Baptist Church.
He is predeceased by his beloved son, Eric Franklin Holloway, his sister, Denette (Dee) Holloway Claytor, and his parents, William Acres and Addie Mae Holloway.
He is survived by his wife, A. Frances Holloway of the home; one son, Ryan D. Holloway of the home; three grandchildren, Erica T. Holloway, Dawud Holloway and Nadira Holloway, and a special loved one, Layla.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Lawson Chapel Baptist Church, 200 Lawson Chapel Church Rd., Roxboro, NC 27574 with the Rev. Dr. Langston D. Logan, Sr. officiating and Rev. Wade Barnes providing the eulogy. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. At other times, the family will receive friends at the home. The body will lie in state in the church one hour prior to the service.
Cunningham and Nelson Funeral Directors are in charge of the service for Mr. Franklin D. Holloway.
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Phillip James Thomas, Jr.
PRINCETON — Phillip James Thomas, Jr., 43, entered the Lord's presence Monday, March 10, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Surviving James are his parents, Phil and Pat Thomas of Smithfield; brothers, Matt and Brian Thomas; children, Jami, Jr., Tiffanie, and Ava; and innumerable relatives including his uncle and aunt, Paul and Phyllis Thomas Immanuel of Durham. James, dearly loved by all who knew him, possessed a passionate love for his family. Several years ago, James stated his desire to be an organ donor. He would be thrilled to know that all of his organs have been transplanted. What a wonderful gift! He deeply loved people during his life, and now he has restored life to multiple people in his death. His death is a profound loss for all of us; however, we praise God that James is in His presence. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints."
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 14, at Parrish Funeral Home, 1351 S Pollock St, Selma, NC 27576, 919-965-3031. Visitation will begin at 2:00 PM followed by the funeral at 3:00 PM. Family and friends are invited to visit the family at his parents' home after the service.

Marie Wilson Thomson
SAN DIEGO — Marie Wilson Thomson passed away March 6, 2014 at age 87. Marie was born Sept. 4, 1926 in Granville County, NC to the late E. Randolph Wilson and the late Jessie Blackwell Wilson. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 49 years, James Andrew Thomson, and a brother, Edward Randolph Wilson, Jr.
Marie began her teaching career in Stovall, NC. She continued teaching for an additional 30 years at Washington Elementary School in San Diego where she taught 4th, 5th and 6th grades. She met the love of her life, Jim, in San Diego, and they were wed June 16, 1962. Marie and Jim were faithful members of the Naval Base Point Loma Chapel for over 40 years.
Marie was quick with a smile and made friends wherever she went. Those who knew her will always have a kind word to say and a story to tell. We love her more than we can say. She will be greatly missed.
Those left to cherish fond memories include stepson Scott Thomson of San Diego, sister-in-law Ellen Wilson of Burlington, NC, her aunt Nellie Grey McFarland of Oxford, NC, nieces Cynthia Johnston and husband, Kirk and Bonnie Stewart, husband Tim and great-nephew Joseph, all of Charlotte, NC.
A graveside service will be held March 17, 2:00 PM at Elmwood Cemetery in Oxford, NC. Eakes Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.