Obituaries, March 16, 2014

Mar. 15, 2014 @ 05:26 PM


Phillip Clinton Acrey
DURHAM — Phillip “Phil” Clinton Acrey, 57, passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at his home. Phil was born in Durham to the late Clinton Ray Acrey and the late Julia Lucille Butts Ragan. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Timmy and Keith. Phil is survived by his daughter, Brittany Acrey; grandson, Camdyn Weaver; sisters, Carolyn Andrews, Phyllis Moorer; and brother, Donald Acrey. A memorial service was held Tuesday, March 4, at Lawrence Road Baptist Church in Hillsborough, officiated by Pastor Jack Moody. He will be missed by his family and friends.

McArthur 'Big Mac' Allen
DURHAM — McArthur 'Big Mac' Allen, 53, departed this life on March 13, 2014.
He leaves behind his mother, Mary Allen; two sisters, Wilma Allen and Shirley Thorpe.
A viewing will be held at Holloway Memorial Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 12 noon and the funeral will begin at 1:00 pm.
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.

Lacy Billings, Jr.
DURHAM — Lacy Billings, Jr., 75, departed his life on March 13, 2014.
He leaves behind his wife, Johnetta Dixon Billings; eleven children; thirty-one grandchildren; forty great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters; three sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be held at Fisher Memorial United Holy Church on Wednesday, March 19 at 11:00 am with funeral services immediately following at 12:00 noon.
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.

Harriet Annabelle “Ann” Campbell
DURHAM — Harriet Annabelle “Ann” Campbell went to her final sleep on Saturday, February 8, 2014. Her 96 years of life were filled with family, travel and lovely friends. Her warm friendship and welcoming smile will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her 2 daughters, Cynthia Campbell Easterling of Durham, NC, and Kristina Ann Joyce, her husband, William, and granddaughter, Tara, all of Boston, MA. A grandson, Keir Joyce, his wife, Joy, and great-grandchildren, Emma and Ryan, are all from Towson, MD.
She was the daughter of Bessie Pearl Omer McBride and Dr. William Lucian McBride, the first horse-and-buggy doctor in the plains of Eastern Colorado, and in 1925 the founder of the first hospital in Siebert, Colorado. Her only sibling, a brother, was Robert Hastings McBride.
When she was 15 her mother died of influenza, and she grieved this tragic loss for the rest of her life. Her father and the two children struggled while he maintained his medical practice, and three years later her father married the widow of John C. Straub, Zetah Culbertson (Straub). The family grew to include Zetah’s three children, John Christopher, Douglas Lehnhoff, and Meredith Margaret. It was this union of the McBrides and Straubs that led to the purchase and family staffing of a new hospital which was originally a hotel in Flagler, Colorado.
This family medical life influenced Ann’s life, as from Central Methodist College, she gained her Nursing Degree (R.N.) from St. Luke’s Nursing School in Denver, CO. At Central Methodist College she met and later married Robert ‘Bob’ Monroe Campbell (April 20, 1917 – December 25, 2005) of Neosho, Missouri. Bob went on to graduate from the Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, NC, followed by Naval military service.
Portsmouth, Virginia, was home to Ann for many years, with a later move to West Palm Beach, FL, where she was a private duty nurse. Finally the draw of family brought her to Durham, NC, where daughter Cindi had been residing since 1966. Living just a few doors away from each other in the same townhome community-–Homeplace II, Woodcroft-–Ann and Cindi began a life filled with wonderful friends, numerous activities and extensive travel. In March of 2001, Ann decided that the Forest At Duke was to become her new and final home. She loved her centrally located apartment with its lovely terrace garden, seasonally maintained by Cindi.
Harriet Ann Campbell, the last member of her familial generation, will be so fondly and lovingly remembered by daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and so many lovely friends-–in Durham and worldwide. Her vibrant personality, welcoming smile and zest for life influenced everyone who met her. As expressed to Cindi by a close friend, “Sadness is balanced through access to memory, through which to live again that expression of love and to feel again the pleasure of that experience.” Ann will forever live in our memories.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11 am on April 5, 2014 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 82 Kimberly Drive, Durham, NC 27707. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to Flagler Hospital Museum, PO Box 126, Flagler, CO 80815.

William Edward Davis Sr.
DURHAM — Funeral services for William "Bill" Edward Davis Sr. will be held Monday, March 17, 2014 at 12 noon at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2620 E. Weaver St., Durham, NC. The family visitation will be held one hour prior to service, with the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Rites at 10:30 a.m.
He departed this life on March 11, 2014 peacefully in his home in Durham, NC.
Survivors include wife, Sylvia Cross Davis; 2 sons, William "Billy" Edward Davis Jr. and Jeffrey Peterson Davis (Carolyn); a daughter, Daphne Davis Kerr (Austin); sister, Maria Davis; a brother, Samuel Jerome Davis; 8 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Arrangements entrusted to Fisher Funeral Parlor.

Frank T. Dudley
DURHAM — Mr. Frank T. Dudley of Durham passed away Friday, March 14, 2014. He was a native of Craven County, NC and was the son of Frank and Hattie Dudley. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Eloise; brothers, Thomas and Hubert Dudley; and sisters, Helen Springer and Hattie Leigh Palmer. He is survived by his loving wife, Charlotte; son, Gary Dudley and daughter-in-law, Norma of Raleigh; grandson, Thomas Dudley and wife, Sarah of Raleigh; stepson, Mark Bonner and wife, Diane of Durham; stepdaughter, Lynn Pitts and husband, Ralph of Charlotte; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Alex and Betty Taylor of Cary; and sister-in-law, Hilda Taylor of Elm City, NC. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Frank lived most of his life in Durham and was a graduate of Durham High School and Duke University. He served in the Pacific as a member of the US Army Air Corps during World War II. His work career was with Burlington Industries where he held many positions. In Durham, he was production planner and warehouse manager. In Greenville, SC and Greensboro, NC, he was the purchasing agent for the Domestics Division. Frank was a member of the Iron Dukes and an avid enthusiast of Duke football and basketball.
Since his return to Durham in 1994, he has been an active member of Epworth United Methodist Church where he served as President of the International Bible Class, lay leader, and member of the Administrative Board.
The funeral will be conducted at Epworth United Methodist Church, 3002 Hope Valley Rd., Durham, by the Rev. Hope Vickers at 1:00 PM, Tuesday. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends and relatives at Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home, 1005 W Main St., Durham, NC 27701 between 6:00 and 8:00 Monday evening.
Memorials may be made to Epworth United Methodist Church, or any organization of your choice.

Barbara Baldwin Kintz
DURHAM — Graveside services for Barbara Baldwin Kintz, a Durham native who died Jan 8, 2014 in Eloy, Arizona, after a brief illness, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Maplewood Cemetery, Section 6. The Rev. Graham McChesney will conduct the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the American Cancer Society or the Bald Head Island Conservancy.
Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home is assisting the family of Barbara Baldwin Kintz.

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

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, Julean, 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.

Deloris Mosely Patterson
DURHAM — Mrs. Deloris Mosely Patterson, 69, of 3012 University Drive, died Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Duke University Hospital. Her service will be conducted at 12pm on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Lincoln Memorial Baptist Church, 1500 S. Roxboro St. Interment will follow in Beechwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Tuesday from 11am-12pm one hour prior to the service.
Mrs Patterson is survived by her daughter, Lisa Eley.
Arrangements by Burthey Funeral Service.

Mary Eunice Sprouse
DURHAM — Born Mary Eunice Robertson on October 13, 1913 in Modoc, SC, Ma Sprouse passed away on March 14, 2014 at the age of 100.
At a young age her family moved to Union, SC, which she always thought of as home. It was there that she met her husband of over 50 years, Woodrow Wilson Sprouse, who passed away in 1982. They moved to Durham in 1952.
A homemaker, she dedicated her life to the Lord and her family. She was very active in Church with the youth and foreign missions. She and her husband were founding members of Homestead Heights Baptist Church, now Summit Church.
She is survived by two of her three sons, Paul W. Sprouse and wife Rodney of Durham and Robert M. Sprouse and wife Joyce of Chapel Hill; and Joyce V. Sprouse, the wife of her oldest son, William W. Sprouse, who passed away in 2013. Known by her family as Ma, she has eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at Union Memorial Gardens, Union, SC, on Tuesday at 1 p.m. with Chaplain Phil Wiggins officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Summit Church, 2335 Presidential Dr., Durham, NC 27703.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc., in Durham, N.C. Online condolences may be made at


William Henry Campion, Sr.
BURLINGTON — William (Bill) Henry Campion, Sr., 86, of Burlington died on March 11, 2014 at White Oak Manor in Burlington, North Carolina.
He was born in Chicago, Illinois to the late Marcella Plunkett and the late William Campion. He was married to the late Nancy Suzanne Happenny Campion.
He is survived by his daughter, Julia M. Campion and her husband William F. Smith of Tigard, Oregon; by his son, William H. Campion, Jr. of Point of Rocks, Maryland; by his son, Clifford P. Campion and his wife, Donna M. Landers and his grandchildren, Megan S. Campion, Andrew K. Campion and Katie M. Campion-Hogge and her husband Peter Hogge of Sunrise, Florida; and his son, Jeffrey E. Campion and wife, Kimberly H. Campion and his grandchildren, Kyle N. Campion and Sean M. Campion of Vancouver, Washington. Bill was preceded in death by his daughter, Karen C. Gerren and her late husband, John Gerren of Montecello, Florida.
For the past 40 years, Bill has helped many men recover from the disease of alcoholism, and they and their families, communities, and employers are grateful for his service to them. Bill’s love, kindness, patience and humility were an example to them all. Bill was an avid golfer and sports fan. He was retired from the Real Estate business.
A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Burlington with visitation afterwards. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Salvation Army.
Condolences may be offered at


William Randolph Morris
CHAPEL HILL — William Randolph “Randy” Morris, 55, died suddenly Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at his home. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Randy was born September 13, 1958 to William C. and Doris Walker Morris. He was a graduate of Auburn University, where he earned his bachelor degree in arts & finance. Randy joined the US Navy in 1980 and was a Commander from 1996 until his retirement in October of 2003. He served in the Iraq War. Following retirement he was the executive vice president of Coldwater Aviation Group Inc. founded by his lifelong friend Bill Harwood. Randy was an active volunteer and the treasurer of the St. Thomas More School Association in Chapel Hill. He and his wife, Betty, have resided in Chapel Hill since 1995. Randy was an honest, simple and humble man who loved his family and country with all his heart.
Surviving are his wife of 20 years, Beatriz “Betty” Blanco Morris of Chapel Hill; a son, Will Morris of Chapel Hill; a daughter, Lauren Morris of Chapel Hill; a sister, Cathy Morris of Buford, Georgia; an aunt, Sadie Crawford and husband, Larry of Jasper, Georgia; an uncle, Philip Walker of Jasper, Georgia; brother-in-law, José Blanco and wife, Annie of Atlanta; sister-in-law, Lourdes Blanco of New York City, NY.
The family will be present 6-8 pm Monday at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, 1113 West Main Street, Durham. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 am Tuesday at St. Thomas More Church, 940 Carmichael St., Chapel Hill. In lieu of flowers, donations in Randy’s memory may be made to St. Thomas More School Scholarship Fund, attn. Dr. Ashton, 920 Carmichael St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Online condolences may be shared at See Obituaries.


Samuel Robert Haycraft, Jr.
THOMASVILLE — Samuel Robert Haycraft, Jr., 74, of Thomasville, NC, died Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the Hinkle Hospice House in Davidson County after a lengthy illness. He was born February 23, 1940 in Bowling Green, KY. He was the son of the late Mary Elizabeth Harrod Haycraft and Samuel Robert Haycraft, Sr. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Abbott Haycraft, three sons, Samuel Robert Haycraft III (Joan) of Hillsborough, NC, George Abbott Haycraft (Laura) of Butner, NC, and Jeffrey Whitt Haycraft (Jennifer) of Washington, DC, his brother Charles David Haycraft of Knoxville, TN, one sister Joann Haycraft Bowen of Jacksonville, FL, 3 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Sam loved sports and played basketball for Western Carolina University. He loved 50s music and could name any song from that era. He was also a very talented singer and guitar player. He was a member of the Calvary United Church of Christ in Thomasville. Service will be held Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 2pm at the Calvary United Church of Christ.