June 26, 2013
Carolyn Tice Driver
February 9, 1935 – June 25, 2013
DURHAM - Carolyn Tice Driver, 78, of Durham passed away Tuesday. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 414 Sunset Road, Wilson, NC. Interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Tom Watkins and the Rev. Jim McKinnon will officiate.
The family will receive friends 6 – 8 p.m. Friday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson.
Carolyn was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was an elementary and middle school teacher for over thirty years, beginning at Braggtown School in Durham and ending at Greenfield Academy in Wilson. Her longest tenure was at Winstead Elementary School in Wilson. She was one of the initial teachers who led the opening of Forest Hills Middle School in Wilson.
Carolyn is survived by her daughter, Melissa Driver Beard of Cary; her grandson, Walker Beard of Cary; her sister, Sally Martin of Farmville; and her brothers, Eddie Tice and Harrell Tice, both of Durham.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan Douglas Driver.
Condolences may be directed to www.joyners.net.
Nelda Louise Edmonds LaBorde
DURHAM - Nelda Louise Edmonds LaBorde, 88, died on Sunday, June 23 at the Hock Family Pavilion after a brief illness.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Al Joyner of Durham; a nephew, Jerry Davidson of Bossier City, Louisiana; and a host of special friends. She was predeceased by her beloved grandson, Kelly Joyner III.
Nelda was born on July 19, 1924 in Homer, Louisiana. She married and moved to Shreveport as a young woman, raising her daughter in a happy environment of family and friends, and working at Goldring’s clothing store. In 1990, she relocated with Lisa and Al to Durham, where she began a new stage of life helping them raise Kelly and involving herself in Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church. Over the last two decades, she was a faithful and fun member of the George Mathis Class, the Fellowship and Study Circle, the Biscuitville Beauties, and the Primetimers at her church.
Last month, Nelda was surprised to receive the Presbyterian Women’s highest honor, Honorary Life Membership, in a special ceremony before the entire congregation. The award recognized her longstanding involvement and devotion to many aspects of church life.
Nelda loved books, gardening and her family. She was an amateur artist whose holiday cards were a treasured part of Trinity Avenue’s “Gifts Become Blessings” Christmas market.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26, at Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church, 900 Trinity Avenue, with the Rev. Katie Crowe and the Rev. Graham McChesney officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to Duke Home Care and Hospice, 4321 Medical Park Drive, Suite 101, Durham 27704.
Dr. Emmett Mason Partin
DURHAM - Dr. Emmett Mason Partin, 81, passed peacefully from this life to his eternal life on Monday, June 24, 2013 at Duke Medical Center. Emmett was born to the late Kenneth and Rachel Blackwood Partin on August 1, 1931.
Emmett was keen on education and personal development and, in his late thirties, chose to pursue his doctorate in Spanish/Education at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He was conferred his PhD by the University in 1973, after having published his book and abstract, “The life, educational ideas, and work of Jose’ Vasconcelos (1882-1959)”. Dr. Partin’s work on Vasconcelos was a multi-lingual, pervasive, and unique contribution to the fields of linguistics and Hispanic education in its day. Emmett was a Professor at Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania and later employed by the State of Delaware in the court system.
Emmett is survived by his nephew, Daniel Keith Ollis and wife, Sharon Renee, of Durham; his niece, Donna Ollis Quintana and husband, Glenn Gilbert, of Concord; and his brother-in-law, Carroll C. Ollis of Durham; grand-nieces, Lauren Quintana, Kathleen Quintana, Kristin Mcghee; and grand-nephew, Seth Mcghee.
The family will receive friends 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Friday at Lakewood Baptist Church, 2100 Chapel Hill Road, Durham, where funeral services will follow at 12 noon. Rev. Johnny Hewett will officiate. Interment will be held at Maplewood Cemetery in Durham. Dr. Partin’s arrangements are being cared for by Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Durham. Share your condolences at www.hallwynne.com.
Lula Mae Higgins Rogers
DURHAM - Mrs. Lula Mae Higgins Rogers, 94, departed this life on June 22, 2013 at Carver Living Center in Durham.
She leaves behind six daughters, two sons, 33 grandchildren, two special granddaughters, 65 great grandchildren, 37 great-great-grandchildren, one great-great-great grandson, several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be Thursday at Holloway Memorial Funeral Home at 1 with visitation at 12 noon.
Douglas "Doug" Clark Sanford
DURHAM - Mr. Douglas "Doug" Clark Sanford, 66, of 300 Cascade Falls Lane, #106, died Friday, June 21, 2013 at the VA Medical Center. His service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 28, at Bell Yeager FWB Church, 128 E. Cornwallis Rd. Interment will follow in Glennview Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends on Friday at the church from 12-1 p.m., one hour prior to the service. There is a public viewing at Burthey Chapel on Thursday from 1:30-8:30 p.m.
Arrangements by Burthey Service.
Vida Ann King Smith
DURHAM - Mrs. Vida Ann King Smith, 79, died Monday, June 24, 2013 at Hock Family Pavilion. Mrs. Smith was born in Durham Co., the daughter of the late George Laborn King and the late Laurie Stell King. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Southland Associates as Head Bookkeeper. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fulton Owen Smith; brother, Tommy King; and sisters, Laura Johnson, Emma Brown and Georgia Jenkins.
Mrs. Smith is survived by Barry Norman, who was like a son to her; stepson, Barry F. Smith; stepdaughter, Michele Smith; nephew, Sid Jenkins; nieces, Jackie Keenan and Karen Ingram; and grandchildren, Laurin Mancour and Ashley Nason; daughter-in-law, Stella Patrick Smith.
A graveside celebration of life will be held Wednesday, 1 p.m. at Woodlawn Memorial Park with Mrs. Jackie Keenan and Mr. Terry Mancour officiating. The family asks for everyone attending her service to please wear colorful clothing as a tribute to Vida’s personality. There is no visitation planned.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to APS of Durham, 2117 E. Club Blvd., Durham, NC 27704.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Tammy Patterson, Joshua Bullock, Joy Dixon and Betty Nichols Enscore for their devoted care of Vida and to Hock Family Pavilion for their compassionate care during Vida’s time at Hock.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.
Reverend Lucy Mae Baldwin
CARRBORO — Reverend Lucy Mae Baldwin, age 84, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at her home.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 106 North Robertson Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.
Family visitation at the church from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., prior to the funeral.
Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery, Carrboro, NC.
Services entrusted to Jones Funeral Home, 112 South Graham st., Chapel Hill, NC 27516.
William Lynn Norden Jr.
HENDERSON — William Lynn Norden Jr., 82, formerly of Durham, NC, died Monday, June 24, 2013 at his home on Kerr Lake.
Mr. Norden was a retired Engineer after thirty-seven years with GTE (currently Verizon). He was a member and former Deacon of Rock Spring Baptist Church, the Men’s Sunday School Class, the Baptist Men, and the Church Building Committee. He was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War.
“Capt. Bill”, as he was affectionately known, loved old boats, especially Chris-Craft. He won many awards for his boats at area boat shows. He was a charter member and former State Director of the Dixieland Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society and was a charter member and former Secretary and Treasurer of the of the Blue Ridge Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society. He was a member of the Durham Power Squadron since 1969 and was awarded life-time membership in the United States Power Squadron in 2010.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 2 p.m., at Rock Spring Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Gary Brummitt. Burial, with Military Honors, will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Durham, NC.
Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Corrine Dickerson Norden; a daughter, Tracey N. Scaggs and husband, Mark, of Bahama, NC; two sisters, Betty Andrews of Durham, NC and Delores Hurst of Roanoke, VA; four grandchildren, Jennifer Lynn Chevez and husband, Adam, of Fountain, CO, Jamie Leigh Scaggs of Burlington, NC, Julie Anne Scaggs of Durham, NC, and Joshua William Scaggs of Bahama, NC; and one great-grandson, Anthony William Chavez of Fountain, CO.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Rock Spring Baptist Church. All other times, they will be at the home.
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.
Patrick Lloyd (Pat) Eudy
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC — Patrick Lloyd (Pat) Eudy, 44, of Mount Pleasant, SC died Thursday, June 20, 2013 in a plane crash.
Pat was born to the late Bobby Lloyd Eudy and Mary Ward Eudy on Oct 2, 1968 in Durham, NC. Pat graduated from Durham Academy in 1986 and attended Vanderbilt University before transferring to the University of North Carolina. He was Director of Business Development at Fairpoint Communications prior to founding his own company, American Broadband Communications in 2003, which operates telephone, cable television and broadband networks in rural markets throughout the U.S.
Pat was an avid sailor. He had sailed around the country and participated in numerous sailboat races. He enjoyed weekly sailing with friends in the Charleston Harbor. In addition to sailing, Pat also enjoyed flying. He was a licensed pilot who flew his planes for business and for pleasure.
Pat is survived by four children, Mary Alexander, 13, William Lloyd, 12, Katherine Elizabeth, 9, and John Patrick, 6. He is also survived by his former wife of 18 years, Jane Rountree Eudy; his mother, Mary Ward Eudy Berini; two brothers, Gary Bruce Eudy (Jenny) and Keith Ward Eudy (Bonnie); his in-laws, Jim and Sharon Rountree; and their son, Jim and his wife, Amy; uncle and aunt, Larry and Ginny Phipps, two nieces and three nephews. Pat was predeceased by his father, Bobby Lloyd Eudy; and his step-father, Joe F Berini.
A memorial service will be held at the Carolina Yacht Club in Charleston on Wednesday, June 26 at 4 p.m.