June 27, 2013
Marion Jones Bowling
DURHAM - Mrs. Marion Jones Bowling, age 98, died Tuesday evening at her home.
Born July 23, 1914 in Lawrenceville Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Lambert Charles and Lilly May Amis Jones. A resident of Durham for most of her life, she was the oldest living member of Watts Street Baptist Church, where she had belonged to Circle 3. She was also a member of the Croasdaile Country Club, the Croasdaile Garden Club, and the Croasdaile Women’s Golf Association. Her husband, Dr. Howard X. Bowling, died December 30, 1970.
Surviving are two cousins, Betty Amos Gallop of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Thomas Tilley of Durham. In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Roselyn Lawrence.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Watts Street Baptist Church, Rev. Diane Hill officiating. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 10 to 11 a.m.
Pallbearers will be Mike Curry, Josh Curry, Thomas Tilley, Mike Salguero, Kenton Cobb, and Jeff Jeffrey.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church, 800 Watts Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701
A special thanks is extended to her home caregivers, Rilla and Peggy, Thomas and Frances Tilley and Mike and Odessa Curry for their help given and kindness shown to Mrs. Bowling.
Howerton and Bryan is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be submitted to http://www.howertonbryan.com/, select obituaries.
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.
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.
James (Jim) Edward Orbich Sr.
PITTSBORO — James (Jim) Edward Orbich Sr., 68, of Pittsboro, NC, went to heaven on June 25, 2013. Jim was born on October 10, 1944 in Washington, PA to the late Joseph and Cecelia (Calasky) Orbich. He married Judith (Sherbondy) on November 23, 1963, who preceded him in death on October 26, 1984.
One of his biggest joys of life was his grandkids. When he was in better health, he loved taking them on special trips. Once he was unable to travel, he loved spending time and talking with his family. He will be deeply missed and never forgotten. We are at peace knowing he will no longer suffer and is in a better place. At his request, there will be no service.
He is survived by his children, Kimberly Kay of Chicago, IL, James and his wife, Andrea, of Pittsboro, NC, Pamela of Troutman, NC; grandchildren, Kristie Kay, Tommy and his wife, Brittany, Travis, Jacob, Luke; great grandchild, Parker; sisters, Valerie (Leo) Steiner, Audrey (Peter) Pollice, Madeline (John) Chopp, Joanne (Richard) Szyjko, Janice (Dale) Hawkins; sisters-in-law, Janet (James) Gibson, Margaret Orbich; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, brothers, Joseph and Edward; sisters, Irene Trnavsky and Connie Zigler; brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Susan Sherbondy, Peter Pollice, Matthew Trnavsky and Harry Zigler.
Dr. William Phillip (Phil) Webster, DDS, MS
CHAPEL HILL - Dr. William Phillip (Phil) Webster, DDS, MS, passed away at his home on June 21.
He was born in Mt. Airy, N.C., April 26, 1930.
“Dr. Phil” retired in 1991 as Professor Emeritus in the Schools of Dentistry and Medicine at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He has been a resident of Punta Gorda since 2001. He was a master farmer, an inveterate optimist, and a lover of offshore sailing. He was a teacher, practitioner and researcher. Some of his distinguished accomplishments include forming the dental clinic at the North Carolina Memorial Hospital and starting the two-year postgraduate program to give dentists intensive hospital-based training in treating persons who have a combination of medical and dental problems. At his retirement celebration one of his colleagues acknowledged Phil by saying he had made more significant, unique and novel contributions to biomedical science than most distinguished professors. One of his first accomplishments was the registry of all hemophilic patients in North Carolina, southern Virginia, eastern Tennessee, and most of South Carolina. As a dentist with an exhaustive knowledge of coagulation and bleeding disorders, he knew all the hemophilic patients in the states mentioned above and they knew him. This logically led to the establishment of one of the largest and best known Comprehensive Hemophilia Diagnostic and Treatment Centers in the U.S. The center is well known all over the world. He was a member of many distinguished dental societies, and served as chief consultant to the North Carolina Chief Medical Examiner. He also served on many national and international advisory committees concerning blood coagulation. He made 28 presentations to national and international meetings regarding hemophilia and published more than 100 abstracts, book chapters and articles. He oversaw more than 3.8 million dollars worth of research funds.
He is survived by his loving wife, R. Ellen Brown; his twin brother, Dr. Paul D. Webster III; paternal half-sister, Paula Graham; four sons, Chris G., Mark A., Ronnie M. and Phil, 12 grandchildren, as well as three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul D. and Edith Gilbert Webster; and his first wife, Marlene Martin Webster.
A celebration of life will be held at a future time in the Chapel Hill, N.C. area. Arrangements are by Royal Palm Memorial Gardens in Punta Gorda. Gifts in memory of William P. Webster can be made to the Medical Foundation of North Carolina, Inc., Attn: Brock Matthews, Director of Development, 880 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, CB #7565, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Please write “UNC Hemophilia Treatment Center Fund” in the memo line and Phil’s name.
Wanda Brown Allen
TIMBERLAKE - Wanda Brown Allen passed away Sunday, June 23, 2013 at Hospice at the Meadowlands. She was born in Durham Co to the late Charles and Bessie Brown. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Lauren Gower.
Shortly after graduating from Northern High School in 1966, she married William Allen and they had a son William Allen Jr. (Butch). She worked several places including West Durham Lumber Co. and Durham County Tax Office. She retired from the tax office on disability in the late 90's and lived with her son for many years. After having a stroke in 2009, she lived with Kenny and Sandra Senter who cared for her.
She is survived by her son, Butch and wife, Margaret; two grandchildren, Melissa and Breanna Johnson; brother, Joseph Brown and wife, Melissa.
A graveside service will be held 3 p.m. on Friday at the New Mausoleum at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Family will receive friends at the mausoleum prior to the service beginning at 2 p.m.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.
Pecolia Smith Blackwell
HURDLE MILL — Mrs. Pecolia Smith Blackwell, age 94, of Hurdle Mills, NC, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2013.
Mrs. Pecolia Smith Blackwell is survived by six children, Catherine B. Vincent (husband, Nathaniel) of Hurdle Mills, NC, Rubie B. Barnes (husband, Jerry) of Hurdle Mills, Howard B. Blackwell of Hurdle Mills, NC, Danny K. Blackwell (wife, JoAnn) of Glen Burnie, Maryland, Donald D. Blackwell of Hurdle Mills, NC and Patricia B. Ramsey of Hurdle Mills, NC; and one daughter-in-law, Linda Gant Blackwell of Hurdle Mills, NC
Mrs. Pecolia Smith Blackwell is also survived by five sisters, Eliza S. Jones of Goldsboro, NC, Lillie Mae Tapp of Greensboro, NC, Synobia Gilmore of Greensboro, NC, Hassie M. Torain-Hester of Sedalia, NC, and Hattie Eva Vanhook (husband, Lawrence) of Cedar Grove, NC. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren in addition to a host of additional relatives and friends
The funeral service will be conducted Friday, June 28th at 2 p.m. at Lattisville Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Hurdle Mills, NC. The service will be conducted by Rev. George Crews III, and the burial will follow in the Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Hurdle Mills, NC.
Visitation will be Thursday at the Hester, Whitted and Daye Funeral Home from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. The wake will be at the church Friday from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Hester, Whitted and Daye Funeral Service is in charge of the services for Mrs. Pecolia Smith Blackwell. Funeral information can be accessed and online condolences can be sent to the family via the internet at HWDFuneral.com.
Treva King Crissman
SANFORD — Treva King Crissman, 92 of Sanford, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Brookshire Nursing Center in Hillsborough, NC.
Mrs. Crissman was born on March 18, 1921 in Moore County to the late Charles Clifford King and Mae Fergerson King. She was a member of Pocket Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Crissman was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Crissman; sisters, Zelda Blue and Shirley Quinn; and brothers, Blain King and Richard King.
Surviving relatives include her daughter, Sally C. Sloan and husband, Wayne of Durham; a sister, Betty Prim of Carthage; and two grandchildren, Shelia Duncan and husband, James, and Larry Sloan Jr and wife, Jan; and five great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held Friday, June 28, 2013, 11 a.m. at Pocket Presbyterian Church with Rev. David Dudley presiding. Burial will follow in church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.
Benjamin Gibbs “Beno” Philpott
LEXINGTON - Mr. Benjamin Gibbs “Beno” Philpott, 60, died Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the Hinkle Hospice House.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 28 at Grace Episcopal Church, by the Revs. Dr. Tom King and Bonnie Duckworth.
The family will receive friends following the service in the Church Undercroft.
Mr. Philpott was born June 13, 1953 in Davidson County to James Alvin Philpott Sr. and Helen Gibbs Philpott. He was a 1971 graduate of Lexington High School, a 1975 graduate of Washington and Lee University and a 1978 graduate of the Washington and Lee School of Law. He served as Editor of the Washington and Lee Law Review and was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma. A retired attorney, Mr. Philpott was a member of the Davidson County Bar Association, a former member of Lexington Kiwanis Club and former President of the Davidson County Museum of Art. He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church, where he served as a Junior Ward of the Vestry and volunteered with the youth. He was renowned for his singular golf swing.
He is survived by his wife, Deirdre Gordon Philpott of the home; his son, Harry Westall Philpott of Lexington; his brother, James Alvin Philpott Jr. and wife, Judy, of Lexington, KY; his sister, Martha Philpott King and husband, Tracy, of Durham; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends who loved him dearly.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Davidson County Library, 602 S. Main Street, Lexington NC 27292, Grace Episcopal Church Youth Programs, 419 S. Main Street, Lexington NC 27292, Cancer Center of Lexington, P O Box 1817, Lexington NC 27293 or to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington NC 27292.
Online Condolences may be made at www.davidsonfuneralhome.net.
Sarah Frances Crosby Reeves
SANFORD - Sarah Frances Crosby Reeves, of Sanford, NC, passed away on Wednesday June 26, 2013. She lived a life of extraordinary love, grace, and determination and will leave behind many friends and family who are better people for having had the good fortune of knowing her.
Sarah Frances was born May 29, 1919 to the late David and Pearl Myers Crosby of Chester, SC. After winning the Miss North and South Carolina Pageant in high school, she graduated from Brenau University in Gainesville, GA in 1939. Her interest in the promotion of higher education began at Brenau. She served as a longtime Trustee at both at Brenau and Methodist University.
While taking graduate-level courses in Theatre at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, she founded the UNC chapter of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. She also met Charles M. Reeves Jr., of Sanford. Their marriage of 55 years began in 1940. Shortly thereafter, they moved to New York City so that she could pursue a career in film and radio and modeling, a career cut short in 1942 when her husband left to serve in the US Navy through the end of World War II.
In 1950, she and Charlie moved to Reeves Ridge Farm where she lived the rest of her full and varied life. Farming included her legendary “egg route,” raising chickens, ducks, geese, one goat, pigs, horses and cattle, above all, lovingly tending to her family. She also became very involved in the community, supporting land conservation, the arts, and education in Sanford and across the state.
Throughout her life, she had great passion for the arts. Mrs. Reeves was a long-time trustee for the North Carolina Museum of Art and received appointments to the North Carolina Arts Council. She served on the North Carolina Symphony Board and was president of the Art Society of the North Carolina Museum of Art. She was also active in the Suzanne Reeves Literary Club, the Lee County Historical Society, the North Carolina Museum of History Associates. She was an active member of Saint Luke United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Reeves was widowed in 1995 and remained on the farm until her death.
Though she became blind some 15 years ago, she continued to feed her mind at every opportunity. She read voraciously and challenged all who visited her to speak their minds with candor and defend their beliefs without reservation. She was gracious in sharing her own love of life with all who came through her door.
Survivors include four children and their spouses, Terry and Sarah Reeves of Raleigh, David and Lou Reeves of Hendersonville, Suzanne and Frank Brooks of Raleigh, and John and Margaret Reeves of Durham. Surviving grandchildren and spouses include Jimbo and Elizabeth Parrott, Dave Reeves, Josh and Hillary Parrott, Rachael Reeves, Sarah Madeline Reeves, Caroline Reeves, Rebekah Reeves, and Mercer Reeves, as well as six great-grandchildren.
The family is indebted to the devoted care of Sharon Bush-Todd, Donecia Hart, Ethel Peakes, Michelle Donaldson, Becky Johnson, Ron Kelly, and James Todd.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that memorials be sent to Saint Luke United Methodist Church, 2916 Wicker St., Sanford, NC 27330; Boys and Girls Club of Sanford, PO Box 227, Sanford, NC 27331; or the charity of your choice.
The memorial service will be held at Saint Luke United Methodist Church on Friday June 28, 2013 at 11 a.m.
Online Condolences may be at www.rogerspickard.com.
Arrangements are by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home.