June 29, 2013

Jun. 28, 2013 @ 05:30 PM

Ervin L. Allen Sr.
DURHAM — Ervin L. Allen Sr., son of the late Edward A. and Cora Lee Page Allen, was born on February 4, 1927 in Durham, North Carolina. He departed this life on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the Hock Pavilion.
Ervin joined the Mt. Zion Baptist Church at an early age and later became a member of White Rock Baptist Church. His services there included the Trustee and Deacon Boards, Moore-Kennedy Bible Class, the Chancel Choir, and the Sarah E. Smith District.
Ervin was educated in the Durham Public Schools, graduating from Hillside High School, where he was a member of the historic undefeated, untied and unscored upon 1943 Hornet football team. He continued his education at North Carolina College (North Carolina Central University). Ervin served his country honorably in the United States Navy. He was a retired employee of North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Co.
It was September of 1948 when Ervin was united in holy matrimony to the former Dorothy Mae Graham. From this union were born two children, Ervin Jr. and Tami.
He leaves to cherish his loving memories one son, Ervin Jr. and wife, Sally; a daughter, Tami Love; three grandchildren, Erica Meadows, Hasan Allen and wife, Camille, and Richard Allen and wife, Sable; three great grandchildren, Sayyid, Sumaiya and Gabriel; a sister, Ethel Allen Robinson of Burlington, NC, and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at White Rock Baptist Church.
Family visitation: 1/2 hour before service.
Public viewing today from 12 - 8 p.m. at Fisher Funeral Parlor.


Jamie Lloyd
DURHAM - Mr. Jamie Lloyd, 56, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2013 at his home. He was born in Durham Co. to the late Griffin and Virginia Dare Winkler Lloyd. Jamie was a lifelong resident of Durham, graduating from Hillside High School in 1975. He was an auto mechanic for over 30 years beginning his career at his parent’s service station, Lloyd’s 66 at Main and Broad Street. Currently, he owned and operated his own shop, Forest Hills Service Center. Jamie was an avid baseball lover who coached Little League Baseball for over 10 years. He loved and supported all of Duke’s Athletics. Most of all, Jamie was a devoted father and grandfather and friends to many.
Jamie is survived by his sons, Will Lloyd (Ellen) of New Orleans, LA, Peter Lloyd (Kim) of Rocky Mount, and Benjamin Lloyd of Denver, CO; brother, Charles “Chuck” Griffin Lloyd (Alice) of Durham; former spouse, Marie Myers Lloyd of Chapel Hill; and grandchildren, Ava, Rhys and Griffin Lloyd.
A memorial service will be held 7:30 p.m., Sunday at Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home in Durham.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Research Institute, 200 S. Park Rd, Suite 100, Hollywood, FL 33021.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.

Phyllis Minor (nee Hayes)
DURHAM — On June 6th 2013, Phyllis Minor (nee Hayes) passed away in Northern Virginia. Phyllis, the daughter of Russell and Bessie King Hayes, was born and raised in Durham, NC. She was a graduate of Durham High. In 1951, she married James Arnold Minor also of Durham. Phyllis was a long time resident of Annandale, Virginia and retired from the CIA in 1992. She was preceded in death by her husband, "Jim;” granddaughter, Jillian; and sister, Emily Blankenship. She is survived by her children, Cathy of Colorado Springs, CO, James Jr. of Stem, NC, and Michael of Annandale, VA. She is also survived by her brother, Eddie Hayes; and sister, Mary Jane Copeland, both of Durham NC, as well as by her grandchildren, Tracie, Corrie, Jason, and Cheryl. She had seven great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. Phyllis and Jim will be reunited at a graveside Celebration of Life on August 3rd at 2 p.m. at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Durham, NC. Flowers are welcome and accepted, as well donations to breast cancer research in her memory.

Robert Lee Mitchell Jr.
DURHAM - Robert Lee Mitchell Jr., 50, departed this life on Monday, June 24, 2013. He leaves behind his dear mother, Delois Mitchell; three brothers, Ricky, Tony and James Mitchell; two sisters, Debra Brooks and Robin Williams; one daughter, Cathy Lipscomb; one granddaughter, Cy Ronyon Lipscomb.
A viewing will be held at Holloway Memorial Funeral Home on Monday, July 1, 2013 at 12 noon. Funeral services will be held immediately after at 1 p.m.

Gary Odell Patterson
DURHAM — Gary Odell Patterson departed his life on June 26, 2013. He is survived by his beloved wife, Jacqueline Styles-Patterson; mother, Ruby Mae Patterson; father, William Patterson; one sister, one brother, two daughters, two sons, one stepdaughter and nine grandchildren.
A Memorial service will be held at Holloway Memorial Funeral Home, Monday, July 1, 2013 at 4 p.m.

Edna Umstead Harris
SANDY SPRINGS, GA — Edna Umstead Harris, a longtime resident of Sandy Springs, passed on June 27th. She was born in Bahama, NC in 1922 and graduated from the Woman's College of North Carolina (Now UNCG). She moved to Sandy Springs in 1950 and was an active member of Sandy Springs United Methodist Church until she moved to Birmingham, AL in 2005. Besides being very active in the Fellowship and Pacesetter's Sunday School classes, she held leadership positions in the UMW and was director of the kindergarten in the late 1950's. She worked for both the Federal Power Commission and the IRS. She worked for 15 years as the business manager of Camp Riverlea, a children's day camp founded by her sister in Bahama, NC in 1971. She was a loving mother, raising three children, and a devoted wife. She was an avid reader and read 4-5 books per week up until her passing. She is survived by her children, Joe Harris and his wife, Fran, of Atlanta, GA, Tom Harris and his wife, Joy, of Greensboro, NC, Grace Gloss and her husband, Gayl, of Birmingham, AL; stepson, Dale Harris and his wife, Carol, of Duluth, GA; grandchildren, Ashley Harris of Raleigh, NC, Amy Harris of Atlanta, Kelly Harris of Greenville, SC, Will Gloss and his wife, Julie, of Cary, NC, Lee Harris and his wife, Brooke, of Auburn, AL, Jennifer Harris of San Diego, CA, Harris Gloss of Birmingham, AL; and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Basil E. Harris of Atlanta; brother, Bernice Umstead and his wife, Ione, of Durham, NC; sister, Betsy Umstead of Durham, NC; stepdaughter, June Francis and her husband, Charlie, of Atlanta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the UNCG Excellence Foundation/Umstead Scholarship, Office of Advancement Services, PO Box 26170, Greensboro, NC, 27402 in memory of Edna Umstead Harris. The family will greet friends on Saturday evening from 5-7 p.m. at the Sandy Springs Chapel. Services will be Sunday, June 30th at 2 p.m. at the Sandy Springs Chapel, 136 Mt Vernon Hwy, Atlanta, GA 30328. The family would like to receive friends to celebrate her life immediately following the service in the Parlor at the Activity Center at Sandy Springs United Methodist Church.