June 4, 2013
Rev. R. Martin Caldwell Jr.
DURHAM — The Rev. R. Martin Caldwell Jr., 84, died Monday, May 27 at UNC Memorial Hospital. He loved and was beloved by his wife, Elizabeth (“Ki”) Shinnick Caldwell, his three daughters, three grandchildren, and a host of loyal friends. The couple had moved May 23 to Chapel Hill from their longtime home in Durham. They were looking forward to their “retirement” although he was still planning to officiate at various churches from time to time.
Martin was born Aug. 5, 1928 to Ralph M. Caldwell Sr. and Ruth Caroline E. Caldwell in Spartanburg, S.C. His sister, Nancy C. Carlisle of Spartanburg and her children survive him.
He graduated from Davidson College in 1947, Duke Divinity School, and earned degrees from Columbia University and General Seminary in New York. He was an Episcopal priest for 60 years. His longest serving parish was Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Southern Pines, where he said he left a piece of his heart. After his resignation in 1975 he delighted in connecting with former parishioners from Emmanuel, oftentimes conducting their weddings and funerals, and watching its youth grow up.
Martin is survived by daughter, Jennifer C. Vogel and her husband, Vann of Basking Ridge, N.J.; their children, Katharine, Peter, and Susanna; daughter, Rebecca C. Fowler and her husband, Oscar of Loudon, Tenn., and Ki’s daughter, Whitney B. Vaughan of Durham, whom Martin loved as his own. They remember his love first for people and their stories, but also history books and gardening. They cherish memories of his bad jokes and puns, his love of crossword puzzles, funny handwriting, burned pancakes, “Dinosaur milk” and his many, many books.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on June 8 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in the Hope Valley section of Durham. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. June 7 at Hall & Wynne, 113 W. Main St., Durham. Online condolences at www.hallwynne.com.
Pannette Adair McAdoo
HAW RIVER - Pannette Adair McAdoo, daughter of Mary Cearnal McAdoo Bowden and the late Harvin Wilkin McAdoo; and step-daughter, of Henry Bowden died June 1, 2013 in Duke Hospice of Meadowlands, Hillsborough, NC.
Arrangements are incomplete at Chavis-Parker Funeral Home.
George Russell Poole
ROXBORO — Mr. George Russell Poole, 92, passed away late Tuesday, May 28th, at Roxboro Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Poole was born in Orange County, NC, on August 21, 1920, to John Lee Poole and Allie Tilley Poole, who predeceased him as did his siblings from that union - Kathleen, Rufus, James, Mike, and Tom. He also was predeceased by his stepmother, Mildred Schofield Poole and in 2000 by his wife of 58 years, Hazel Barbee Poole.
Mr. Poole lived in Rougemont for over 91 years until his health forced him to move to Caswell House Assisted Living in February 2012 and then to Roxboro Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in July 2012.
Prior to retirement in 1985, Mr. Poole was a cattle and tobacco farmer.
As a young man, Mr. Poole was an avid fox hunter. He also loved to bird hunt and owned both a pack of prized fox hounds and several bird dogs.
Later, when the deer population began to explode in North Carolina, he hunted deer and owned deer dogs. He continued to hunt well into advanced years. Mr. Poole also owned game chickens, and when it became difficult to fox and deer hunt due to development and his age, he devoted a great deal of his time to his chickens much to the dismay of both his wife and daughter.
Following the death of his wife when he was 80 years old, his daughter recognized that the chickens provided him with something to do, kept him active, and probably helped add years to his life.
Mr. Poole is survived by his daughter, Linda P. Hicks and her husband, Joseph of Roxboro, NC; his grandchildren, Johanna Blood and her husband, Bill of Alpharetta, GA, and Joel Hicks and his wife, Stephanie of Zebulon, NC; and his great grandchildren, Billy Blood, Kassidy Denton, and Garrett Hicks. He is also survived by his sisters, Hilda Ladd of Roxboro, NC, Alma (Scrumpy) Stalls of Aberdeen, NC, Patricia Russell of Rougemont, NC, and Karen Kerrick and her husband, Lew of Aurora, CO.
Visitation for Mr. Poole will he held at Brooks and White Funeral home on Wednesday, June 5th at 1 p.m. with a memorial service officiated by Reverend David Chambers following at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, for those wishing to make a donation, the family suggests either Chances Angel Rescue & Education (C.A.R.E.), 1793 Stoney Mountain Road, Rougemont, NC 27572 or Feathers & Fins, c/o Roxboro Healthcare & Rehabilitation, 901 Ridge Road, Roxboro, NC 27573.
The family would like to thank Dr. Ralph Corey and Dr. Ruth Ann Greenfield for the outstanding care they provided to Mr. Poole for many years and to the employees at Roxboro Healthcare & Rehabilitation for taking such excellent care of Mr. Poole, being so kind to him, and making his final days as comfortable as possible.
Condolences may be sent to www.brooksandwhite.com.
Helen Christine Stewart Bennett
April 17, 1928 - May 29, 2013
RALEIGH — After living 85 fulfilling years, Chris Bennett passed away at WakeMed Cary Hospital in Cary, NC, surrounded by those who loved her dearly. She was born in Cedar Grove, NC, to Lurie and Nonie Stewart. She and her elder sister, Dorothy, were raised on the family farm, working the crops and raising her pet squirrels. Chris preferred the pace of city life and, after graduating valedictorian of her senior class at Aycock High School, she headed for Raleigh to attend High Point Business College.
After completing her education, Chris remained in Raleigh where she met Cyrus Bennett at a local dance. The result was 17 years of marriage and two sons, Michael and David. As a US Air Force spouse she lived in and travelled to many places, including Italy, Spain, Greece and Morocco. Chris settled with her sons in Goldsboro, NC, continued her career in civil service with the Department of Defense, and took care of her mother in Cedar Grove. She made her final move to Cary in the late 1980's, retired from her full-time job in 1993, and continued to work part-time with the EPA into her 80's.
Chris filled her days in many ways, playing cards with her grandchildren, watching her "stories," or taking day trips with her girlfriends to see the leaves turning in the mountains or to see a show in Myrtle Beach. Chris could play piano, type 100+ words per minute and cook a mean sweet potato casserole. She collected Hummels, attended church and was the first to try something new. She was adored by her three grandchildren and she loved them dearly. She had a youthful spirit and sweet nature that will be greatly missed.
Chris leaves behind to mourn her passing: son, David Bennett and his wife, Devon; son, Michael Bennett and his wife, Maggie; grandchildren, Logan, Niya and Mason; sister, Dorothy Jacobson; nephew, Paul Jacobson and wife, Kim; and nephew, Alan Jacobson. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at 7 p.m. at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Cary. The family will welcome visitors immediately following the service. A graveside service will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Mebane, NC, at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2013.
Condolences may be sent through: www.brownwynnecary.com.
Donald Amos Calleson
RALEIGH - Donald Amos Calleson, of Raleigh, NC, passed away unexpectedly on May 31st, 2013 at the age of 81 after a brief illness.
He is predeceased by his parents, Edgar Augusta and Mabel Brady Calleson; his sister, Mabel; older brother, Robert; and identical twin brother, Gerald. He is also predeceased by his faithful and adored canine companion, Eddie.
He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Sarah Lynn McCabe Calleson. They were married in Burlington, NC on January 3rd 1981.
Don is also lovingly remembered by his daughters, Catherine L. Calleson, Susan A. Calleson and Donna L. Calleson; step-children, Lynn P. Schultz (Robert) and Thomas C. Powell IV (Cynthia); and grandchildren, Robert B. Schultz, William M. Schultz and Thomas C. Powell V.
Don was born on Merrick Long Island, New York on October 12th, 1931. He graduated from Mepham High School in Bellmore, NY in 1950.
Don moved to North Carolina to attend Duke University, graduating from the Engineering School in 1954. He then taught in the Drafting Department as a young man before establishing his career as a Mechanical Engineer in Research and Development working at Liggett and Meyers in Durham and later at R.J. Reynolds in Winston Salem. He acquired several patents for inventions during his career.
Don enjoyed music, fishing, photography, building things, and playing the guitar. He loved the ocean. Throughout his life, Duke held a very special place in his heart.
Don was an accomplished watercolor artist and received honorable mention at the NC State Fair art exhibit for his work.
The memorial service will be held at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 300 St. Marys Street, Raleigh, NC on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 at 2 p.m., with visitation beginning at 1. The Reverend Nancy Allison will be officiating. Dedication will follow immediately at Oakwood Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the staff on the oncology ward at Rex Hospital for their kindness and wonderful care.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Cir., Raleigh, NC 27607.
Condolences for the family may be offered online at www.brownwynne.com.