Obituaries, March 1, 2014

Feb. 28, 2014 @ 05:21 PM


Gregory Wayne Eatmon
DURHAM — Minister Gregory Wayne Eatmon, 63, departed his life on February 26, 2014.
He leaves behind his wife, Sandra M. Eatmon, one daughter, one son, three stepchildren, twelve grandchildren and one sister.
Funeral services will be at Orange Grove Baptist Church Monday at 1:00pm. A viewing will be held an hour before the service.
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.

Joyce Ann Goss-Powell
DURHAM — Joyce Ann Goss-Powell, 63, passed on to glory on February 25, 2014. She was married to Everna Powell.
Cherishing many memories, her three nephews, four nieces, two great-nephews, nine great-nieces, two sisters and one brother will always love "Joyceann."
Antioch Baptist Church on Holloway Street is the location for her viewing at 12 noon and homegoing service at 1:00 pm.
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.

Ernest Ray Oliphant
DURHAM — Ernest Ray Oliphant passed on February 17, 2014. He is survived by his mother, Louvenia Oliphant; sister, Roberta Rigsbee; uncle, Richard Hancock, Jr.; and a great-grandchild.
Funeral services will take place on Monday, March 3, 2014 at Scarborough and Hargett Memorial Chapel beginning at 1 p.m. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Beauford Evans Shuler
DURHAM — Mr. Beauford Evans (Boots) Shuler, 92, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus Wednesday, February 26, 2014. Mr. Shuler was born in Providence, SC, to the late Ashton Avon Shuler, Sr. and the late Lillian Evans Shuler. Corporal Shuler served in the United States Air Force during World War II from 1942 to 1945. He was stationed at New Guinea, South Philippines. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by GTE. Mr. Shuler was a member of the American Legion Post 0090 in Congaree, SC and Red Mountain Baptist Church in Rougemont. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Steele Shuler.
Mr. Shuler is survived by one daughter, Pamela Cates and husband, Norman, of Timberlake; one son, Barry Shuler and wife, Nancy, of Hillsborough; four grandchildren, Jason Cates and wife, Tina, of Mechanicsville, VA, Kevin Cates and wife, Carla, of Mechanicsville, VA, Evan Shuler and Mason Shuler, of Hillsborough; four great-grandchildren, Alex Gunter and wife, Jeannie, of High Point, Kirsten Cates, Hannah Cates and Chara Cates; and one great-great-granddaughter, Caroline Gunter; brothers, A.A. “Bo” Shuler and Danny Shuler, both of SC; sisters, Eva Lee Williams and Linda Shuler Jacobs, both of SC.
Graveside service will be held Saturday 11 a.m. at Red Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery. Officiating will be Pastor Paul Jones with reading by Evan Shuler. There is no visitation planned.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 800 Health Park #10, Raleigh, NC 27615.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc., in Durham, N.C. Online condolences may be made at

Sarah L. Todd
DURHAM — Sarah L. Todd passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 26th with her family at her side.
Born in Little Washington, NC, Sarah graduated from Washington High School, East Carolina Teachers College and Watts Hospital Medical Technology Program. Sarah worked full-time as head of the laboratory at Durham Medical Arts Building for twenty years. After retiring, Sarah became an active volunteer for the rest of her life, working at Duke Hospital rocking newborn babies, at Urban Ministries as a food server, and for twenty years she worked weekly at The Nearly New Shoppe.
To all who knew her, Sarah never lost her wonderful sense of humor or her zest for life. She loved her dogs, bird watching, baking, and was an avid gardener-–doing most of her own yard work well into her 80s.
Sarah was married in 1953 to Thomas J. Todd at First Presbyterian Church where she remained an active member and volunteer for the rest of her life. She is predeceased by her husband who passed away in 1986.
She is survived by her children, Jeff Todd (Dawn) and Lisa Peacock (Jim); her grandchildren, Noelle Hains (Brett), Justin Todd, Jennifer Grow (Nick), Michael Peacock, and Corey Schiffhauer; her sister, Mary Elizabeth Anglin; and her lifelong friend, Eleanor Reynolds.
Visiting hours will be at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home, Durham, NC on Sunday, March 2nd from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. A service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, Durham, NC on Monday, March 3rd at 12:00 pm.
Gifts in celebration of Sarah’s life may be made to her two favorite charities: Barium Springs Home for Children, PO Box 1, Barium Springs, NC 28010 or Noah’s Ark Humane Society, 1239 Old Murphy Road, Franklin, NC 28734.


Trenda Junae McDowell
CHAPEL HILL — Trenda Junae McDowell, who was born in Durham and resided in Chapel Hill, died suddenly on Monday, February 24, 2014 in UNC Hospital’s ER. She was 36 years old.
She is resting at Holloway Memorial Funeral Home, located at 2502 NC Hwy 55, Durham. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 3, 2014 at Bell Yeager Freewill Baptist Church, 128 E. Cornwallis Rd., Durham. The viewing will begin at 12:00pm and funeral services will begin at 1:00pm.

Dr. Lawrence W. Moore Jr.
CHAPEL HILL — Dr. Lawrence W. Moore Jr., retired ophthalmologist, died February 21, 2014 at age 75. Born and raised in Blacksburg, VA, he graduated from Virginia Tech, Duke Medical School, and completed a surgical internship at Colorado General Hospital. Dr. Moore then served three years in the Public Health Service. After a residency in ophthalmology at UNC/McPherson Hospital, he was a Heed Fellow specializing in corneal transplant surgery. Dr. Moore trained many residents, both at UNC and Duke. He was acting Chairman of Ophthalmology at UNC, Chairman at NC Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat, and the first Chief of Staff at NC Specialty Hospital. He retired in 2006 after forty years of medical practice. He was a talented artist and musician, a gourmet cook, and an avid gardener with a special interest in growing orchids.
Dr. Moore is survived by his wife of fifty years, Minnie L. Moore, their two daughters, Kathryn E. Moore and Marianne S. Moore, Kathryn’s daughter Rowan E. Gossett, Marianne’s daughter Lena M. Moore-Mancuso, son-in-law Paul M. Mancuso, and brother Dr. Jack F. Flanagan.
A memorial service will be held at Chapel of the Cross, 304 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, at 2:00pm on Saturday, March 8th. Donations may be made to Prevent Blindness NC, 4011 Westchase Blvd., Suite 225, Raleigh, NC 27607, 919-755-5044.
The Moore family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Online condolences Select Obituaries.