June 23, 2013
Hattie Crews Allen
DURHAM - Ms. Hattie C. Allen, was born May 7, 1935 in Granville County, NC. She passed quietly away on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at Duke Medical Center.
She leaves to cherish her memory one daughter, Linda C. Fisher (Johnnie); three grandsons, eight great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, four special nieces and two nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at Love of God Missionary Baptist Church, 803 Belvin Ave., Monday, June 24, 2013 with visitation at noon and services at 1 p.m. The family will receive visitors immediately after services at Emerson Woods Apartments, 221 Commons Blvd.
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to The Fisher Family at 2502 NC Hwy 55 Durham, NC, 27713 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DURHAM - Funeral services for Melvin Hughes, 74, will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Cedar Grove Baptist Church, 1851 Cedar Grove Church Road, Roxboro, NC. Family visitation, one hour before the service.
Mr. Hughes was a retired employee of Ussle Motor Co (Cadillac dealer) and Raddison Hotel. He was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist church and served as an usher. Survivors include: wife of 51 years, Elizabeth Smith Hughes; godson, Gavin Wardsworth; goddaughter, Morgan Purcell; godson, Arna Brown; five sisters, Mable Jones, of Oxford, Rosa Thorpe (Robert), Bera Woods (Tommy), Shelfy Williams (Ernest), all of Roxboro, Linda Pettiford (Karl), of Semora; three brothers, Chester Hughes (Laura), Amos Hughes (Michelle), of Timberlake, Jerry Hughes (Gladys), of Roxboro. Public viewing Sunday from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. at Fisher Funeral Parlor.
Earl C. Walker
DURHAM — Earl C. Walker was born June 23, 1935 at Duke Hospital in Durham, North Carolina. He entered eternal rest suddenly at Duke University Medical Center on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, just four days shy of his 78th birthday. He was preceded into eternal rest by his mother, Bernice Amelia Pennington Walker; and his father, Ralph Hawkins Walker.
Earl was a 1953 graduate of Hillside High School in Durham and continued his education at Hampton Institute (now Hampton University), Hampton, VA. He earned his degree in Industrial Education in 1958, with a concentration in Plumbing and Heating. Immediately following his education at Hampton, he was drafted into the US Army where he honorably served for two years, as a member of the Military Police (MP) at Fort Ord in Monterrey, CA. He began his early work career in plumbing with the Berry Company and later with Ace Plumbing Company. In 1964, Earl, his mother, Bernice, and his sister, Omelia (Pinky), collaborated to establish Utility Plumbing Company, where he and Pinky became partners, and their mother, Bernice, was Senior Accountant and
Business Manager. Earl was joined by his brothers, Randy and Norman, also master plumbers. As proprietor, partner, and master plumber, Earl successfully operated the business for over 40 years, also as a private contractor and consultant for the Duke University Medical Center Plumbing Department. He also served many years on the N.C. Plumbing Board of Examiners.
During his lifetime, Earl was an avid bowler and also had a deep passion for fishing. For over 30 years, Earl was a member of the Plaza Men Bowling League. He had a love for deep sea fishing and always came home from many fishing trips with his uncles, brothers, and friends, with an array of great-tasting fish.
Earl leaves to celebrate his life his son, Kenneth D. Walker; and daughter, Gina M. Walker, both of Durham; his siblings, Randolph H. Walker (Julie) of Durham, Omelia “Pinky” Walker of Durham, Jerome Walker (Rosa) of Hackensack, NJ, Jesse Walker currently of Hackensack, NJ, Norman H. Walker (Marie) of Durham, Elsie Walker Taylor (Thurston) of Richmond, VA, Ralph K. Walker (Marjorie) of Richmond, VA, Timothy Walker (Deborah) of Matoaca, VA, Joseph Walker (Sharon), of Richmond, VA, Gary Walker (Joyce) of Durham, and Loretta Finley (Lemuel) of Radcliff, KY; and his stepmother, Sallie Lewis Walker of Emporia, VA. Also to share in his memory is a large host of other relatives and friends.
In honor of Earl’s love of fishing, a celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2013 - Falls Lake State Recreation Area, Sandling Beach Shelter 6, 14605 Creedmoor Rd., Wake Forest, NC, from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Shirley A. Moore
GRAHAM - Ms. Shirley A. Moore, 41, died Thursday at Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem. Ms. Moore was the daughter of the late William Frank Arendall and the late Betty Moore Arendall. She was employed as a CNA.
Ms. Moore is survived by her fiancé, George Henry Blaisdell; sons, William Frank Moore, Sandy Joe Moore, David Robert Moore, Roger Keith Moore; daughter, Marilyn Crane; and seven grandchildren.
Graveside service will be held 4 p.m. on Monday at Berry’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 3 to 4 p.m. at Berry’s Grove Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to help with funeral expenses to George Blaisdell.
She touched many hearts and will be dearly missed.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.
Geneva Dickinson “Peggy” Williams
SNOW CAMP — Mrs. Geneva Dickinson “Peggy” Williams, 92, of Carview Rest Home, and formerly of Chapel Hill, NC, died Friday, June 21, 2013 at Careview Rest Home in Snow Camp, NC.
Mrs. Williams was born in Rowland, NC on January 17, 1921. She was the daughter of George Herefield Dickinson and Jessica Pet Jackson. She was married to Floyd Jackson Williams Sr. She and Floyd owned Williams Pure Oil Service Station on West Franklin St. in Chapel Hill for many years. After they sold the business, Peggy operated a daycare from her home at 417 Severin St., where they resided for 50 years.
She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her son, Jack Williams Jr.; her daughters, Sandra Perkins & Linda Arrington; and a granddaughter, Michelle Arrington.
She is survived by her daughter, Carol Lockwood and her husband, Harold, of Sanford, NC; eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at Hall-Wynne Funeral home in Pittsboro, NC. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 26, 2013 in the chapel of Hall-Wynne. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens off of Old Hwy 86.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Careview Rest Home, 2701 Moon-Lindley Rd., Snow Camp, NC 27349.
Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”.
Arrangements are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.
Alexander McAlister Worth Jr.
GREENSBORO, NC - Alexander McAlister Worth Jr. died peacefully on June 17, 2013 at his home in Well Spring community in Greensboro. A celebration of his life will be held Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at 2 p.m. in Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. The family will visit with friends in the Haywood Duke room at the church.
Alex was born in Columbia, SC on May 4, 1918, the son of Alexander McAlister Worth and Martha Walker Worth. His wife and devoted companion of 23 years, Margaret Crowell Worth, survives him. Alex was predeceased by his wife of 48 years, Anne Fitzsimons Preston Worth. Other members of Alex’s family are his sister, Martha Worth Brown, and a host of sons, daughters-in-law, nieces, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Alex was raised in Durham, NC. He graduated in 1940 from The Citadel, The Military College of SC, in Charleston. As an underclassman there, he met his beloved bride-to-be, Anne, at a dance on the campus. Having distinguished himself as a student of the military disciplines while at the Citadel, including command of the honorific Summerall Guards, Alex took a commission in the U.S. Army. He was quickly promoted to rank of Captain and led Company F in the First Battalion of Darby’s Rangers through heavy combat in WWII, including beach landings in the invasions of Sicily and Italy, for which he received the Bonze Star and Purple Heart, among other decorations. The Citadel and the South Carolina Corps of Cadets, by William H. Buckley, credits Alex with being the first Citadel cadet to serve in the storied Rangers.
After the war, he settled in Greensboro, working in sales in the paper industry. In 1957, he started his own printing firm with generous help of Greensboro’s Cone and Preyer families and the late Charles Gold. Shamrock Corporation early on laid claim to be the largest manufacturer of Christmas wrapping papers in the US. It evolved into a national packaging and distribution business, which is still owned and operated by Alex’s sons and grandsons.
An avid golfer and boatman, Alex enjoyed summers at the beach with his family every season beginning 1945. He served actively on the Board of Figure 8 Island Homeowners Assn.
Surviving family includes three sons, Alexander Walker Worth and wife, Drena, David McAlister Worth and wife, Lauren, and Robert Preston Worth and wife, Ellen. He is survived also by a stepson, Jeter Stanley Oakley Jr. and wife, Sara Lynn. Alex’s seven grandchildren are William André Worth, Thibault A. Worth and wife, Zing Jao, David Alsup Worth and wife, Erica, Martha Worth Whelan and husband, Robbie, Alexander M. Worth III, Jonathan McRae Worth, Marshall Bouldin Worth and wife, Valerie. His great grandchildren are Elsa Anne Worth, Fitzsimons Gooden Worth, Percy McRrae Worth, Carolyn Preston Whelan, and Robert Worth Whelan. Other family members include Alex’s brother-in-law, Robert Preston; daughter-in-law, Fabienne André Worth; and nieces Beverly LaLiberté and Marty Brown.
Alex and Margaret were introduced during a visit to his sister near Georgetown, SC. “I’d like to play golf down here,” he told her. She saw that he did, herself an accomplished golfer, and they were golf buddies the world over the next 20 years. They were active members of Greensboro Country Club, Cape Fear Country Club, and the DeBordieu Country Club.
Ever the Anglophile, he was a card-carrying member of the Churchill Society. He also studied and produced a volume of the Worth genealogy, which he traced back to the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Second to the church to which he belonged, Holy Trinity in Greensboro, perhaps his heart was most given to the support of St. Mary’s Anglican Church in the Devon village of Washfield, England. He maintained many fond friendships there, site of the parish of his forefathers until they migrated to Nantucket in the early 1600’s. The modest foundation he established in 1989 for Washfield Parish, its edifice and its works, continues still today.
If someone asked him the secret of his steady, fun-loving attitude in the face of hard times and good times alike, he liked to say that, after his combat experiences in WWII, nothing ever seemed hard again. Still, he was a born leader, a man among men, with whom hundreds of people of all sorts came to feel a special bond and, by God’s grace, he apparently filled that role for many.
He was a thinker and a writer who dedicated the last eight years of his life to refining the thoughts and beliefs essential to his own faith in God. It evolved over those years into a dozen pamphlets he called “The Longtooth Collection”, for the especial attention of his descendants.
For his passion for his country, his family, and their well-being, his entrepreneurial dedication to business excellence and integrity, moreover for his rational faith in God as creator of the universe and its nurturing relationship to humankind, he will be cherished forever.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Well Spring Retirement Community and Hospice of Greensboro for their warm and unfailing care and support, especially during Alex’s final days with us.
Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 607 N. Greene St., Greensboro, NC 27401, or a charity of choice.
On line condolences may be sent through www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com.