Obituaries, March 15, 2014

Mar. 14, 2014 @ 05:23 PM


Madlin Marie Alston Green
DURHAM — Mrs. Madlin Marie Alston Green, age 69, passed away Wednesday at Duke Regional Hospital.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 1:30 PM at Union Baptist Church, 904 N. Roxboro St., Durham, NC. The family will receive friends a half-hour before the service at the church. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery.
She is survived by two daughters, Tania “Tonya” Green and Michelle Baldwin; two grandsons, Courtland and Rashawn Baldwin; one brother, Frank Fuller; four sisters, Eleanor Hunter, Constance Alston-Adu, Alethea Alston, and Geraldine Rogers; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services entrusted to Ellis D. Jones & Sons Funeral Directors. Email condolences at

Josephine Paschall Mangum
DURHAM — Josephine Paschall Mangum, 91, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 12, 2014. She is now reunited with her husband of 66 years and the true love of her life, Carpenter "Buddy" Mangum whom she lost in May 2013. Jo was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her family will always cherish the unselfish love and care they received and will miss her greatly.
A resident of Durham, born in Orange County on June 16, 1922 to the late Elsie Griffin Paschall and Don Freeland Paschall. She was the second of eight children. Jo was a graduate of Hillsborough High School where she played on the women's basketball team. Before marriage, she worked at various companies including S.H. Kress & Co. and Durham Coca-Cola Bottling Co. After marriage, her life became her husband and children. She was the consummate homemaker.
Jo had many hobbies and talents. A natural cook, she was famous for her pound cake and black walnut cake with its secret icing recipe. A wonderful seamstress, she made clothes for herself, daughters and others for many years. Later in life, she started making jewelry and was so thrilled to run into family and friends wearing one of her creations. She loved working in her yard among her beautiful flowers and was gifted with an awe-inspiring "green thumb" and appreciation for all living things. She could find (or create) beauty in everything around her. She was recognized by the Watts-Hillandale Association for her back yard design and landscaping. She was also an animal lover rescuing birds and small animals and nurturing them back to health. She and Carpenter took in stray cats that quickly experienced as much love as they gave.
Jo was a lifelong member of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church where she was baptized at the age of 12 in University Creek. She taught children in the Nursery, Sunday School and Vacation Bible School for many years. She served on the Flower Committee often supplying flowers from her own garden. She had the joy of playing on the church bowling team and received a trophy for "most improved."
She loved her Lord, her children and grandchildren, her family, her church, and her kitties but more than anything else on earth, she loved her husband. These past 10 months since Carpenter passed away have been especially difficult for her, but the family finds peace in knowing they are together again.
Jo is survived by her three children, Carolyn Dearing (Ronnie), Barry Mangum (Tony Burden) and Bonnie Morton (Tim) and two grandsons, Michael Dearing and Evan Morton. She is also survived by a sister, Mary Ellis, and three brothers, Wayne Paschall, Robert Paschall and Walter Paschall, all of Durham. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Thelma "Pat" Moore, and two brothers, Don F. Paschall, Jr. and Alton Paschall.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home in Durham and other times at the home.
The service will be held at Mt. Hermon Baptist Church on Monday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Rich Goodier, Dr. Jerry Harper and Dr. Robert Winecoff.
Entombment will follow a 1:30 p.m. service in the Chapel Mausoleum at Historic Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh, NC 27601.
Flowers are accepted, or donations may be made to Mt. Hermon Baptist Church, 4511 Old NC 10, Durham, NC 27705 or to an animal rescue shelter of your choice.
The family would like to thank those who have provided her care over the years: Dr. Bristol Winslow, Samantha and Anne of Durham Internal Medicine, the staffs of Quality Senior Care and The Pavilion at Croasdaile Village. They would also like to thank all who touched their lives in so many ways during this difficult time.
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 (Allen); three sons, W. Gerald Mangum, Kevin Mangum and Darrell Mangum (Chantae); 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.

Millard Clifton Mangum
BAHAMA — Mr. Millard Clifton Mangum, 70, died Wednesday afternoon at his home, surrounded by his family.
Millard was born and raised in Durham County. He was educated in the Durham County schools. For over 50 years, he was a driver in the trucking industry in NC and SC, using the handle of ‘Seagull.’ He was a member of Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church in Bahama.
Millard is survived by his wife of 46 years, Beverly Tilley Mangum; his son, Millard Ray Mangum; brothers, Cecil Mangum, and his wife, Jalean, and Norman Mangum and his wife, Priscilla; as well as 7 special nieces and 1 special nephew along with Brittany, who he considered a granddaughter.
A graveside memorial service will be held on Monday at 11:00 am in Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Bill Simpson and Student Pastor Andrew Phillips. The family will receive visitors Sunday afternoon from 3-5pm at the Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home.
Flowers are acceptable, or memorials may be directed to Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 1605 Bahama Road, Bahama, NC 27503, or to Duke HomeCare and Hospice, 4321 Medical Park Drive, #101, Durham, NC 27704.
The Mangum family is under the care of Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home. Online condolences may be submitted to Select Obituaries.

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.

William Gene Oakley
DURHAM — William Gene Oakley, 45, a former resident of Durham, died on Monday, March 10, 2014.
He had lived in Glen Burnie, Maryland for the past 15 years.
He is survived by his sister, Evelyn Oakley of Durham; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at the home of Evelyn Oakley, 110 Sandlewood Drive, Bahama, NC 27718, on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 2 pm.

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.


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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