Obituaries, August 25, 2014

Aug. 24, 2014 @ 05:28 PM


William "PeeWee" Junior Caesar

DURHAM — Mr. William "PeeWee" Junior Caesar, 68, passed on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Duke University Medical Center.Surviving relatives include a daughter, Ilana Caesar-Malone; son, William Caesar; sister Hattie Cagle; aunt, Pastor Shirley Caesar; uncles Julius and Solomon Caesar.Funeral services will take place on Monday, August 25, 2014 at Oak Grove Free Will Baptist Church, 801 Colfax St, Durham, NC 27701, beginning at 12:00 noon. A visitation with family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements are entrusted to Scarborough and Hargett Memorial Chapel and Gardens, Inc. Online condolences may be expressed at

Angelon Deloris Rogers-Hairston
DURHAM — Angelon Deloris Rogers-Hairston was born on January 24th, 1938 and departed this life on August 21st, 2014 at the age of 76.
She leaves to cherish her memory one son; three daughters; two brothers; one daughter-in-law; one son-in-law; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; 6 nieces; 2 nephews; and several cousins, other family members, and friends.
Funeral services will be held at New Metropolitan Faith Winners Baptist Church, 1509 Riddle Rd., Durham, NC 27713 on August 27th, 2014 with visitation at 11a.m. and services at 12p.m.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.

Murray Hammond Odum
DURHAM — Murray Hammond Odum, 92, of Durham, died Saturday, August 23, 2014. Born in Craven County, Mr. Odum was the son of the late Belton Nathaniel and Dorothy Thomason Odum and husband of the late Sudie Odum. Mr. Odum was a mechanic and was of the Methodist faith.
A memorial service will be held in New Bern at a later date.
Mr. Odum is survived by two daughters, Lori Duncan, of Roxboro and Wilma Harris, of Oxford; one sister, Dorothy Wilder, of Savannah, GA; one grandchild, Jennifer Parker, of Durham and his children's mother, Peggy Roberts, of Creedmoor.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.
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Betty Jean Pittard

TIMBERLAKE — Betty Jean Pittard, age 76, of Manor Drive, died Saturday, August 23, 2014.  She is the daughter of the late Sidney Worth Ashley and Estelle Horne Ashley Casey, and also preceded in death by her husband William Joseph Pittard, Sr.
Mrs. Pittard was an active member of Mt. Tirzah United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women, the Christian Women's Club, and an Emeritus member of the AIA.
Mrs. Pittard is survived by one son William "Jay" Pittard and wife Janet, of Tipton Hill, NC and one daughter, Lisa Carroll and husband Todd of Timberlake, NC; three grandchildren, Joshua J. Carroll, of Spokane, WA, Sarah T. Carroll, of West Point, NY, and Ashley J. Carroll, of Timberlake, NC; and her two loving companions Whitetail and Jackie.
Visitation will be held 6:30-8:00 PM Tuesday August 26, 2014 at the Brooks and White Funeral Home.
Funeral Service will be 12:00 AM Wednesday August 27, 2014 at Mt. Tirzah United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jarrod Davis.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Tirzah United Methodist Church Building Fund,
4585 Surl-Mt. Tirzah Rd. Timberlake, NC 27583.
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Deborah Wrenn Vernon
TIMBERLAKE — Deborah Wrenn Vernon, age 61, of 852 Blackard Road, died Saturday, August 23, 2014. She is the daughter of Edward Wrenn & Dorothy Dickerson Wrenn.
Mrs. Vernon is preceded in death by her husband Charles Michael "Myke" Vernon. Mrs. Vernon worked at Durham Regional Hospital as a patient advocate. She attended Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Vernon is survived by her fiancé, Jim Priest; four children, Brandon Vernon, of Roxboro, Melissa Vernon Shedd & husband Justin, of Raleigh, Katie Riccobono & husband Rick, Jef f Priest, and wife Lou; one brother, Bruce Wrenn, of Roxboro; nine grandchildren Alexis Vernon, Blake Vernon, Carter Shedd, Samantha Shedd, Lucas Shedd, Riley Riccobono, Emmalyn Riccobono, Elena Priest, and Keira Priest.
Memorial service will be held 3:00 PM Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall officiating will be the Rev. Donald Daniel. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Monday, August 25, 2014 at Mt. Zion Fellowship Hall and other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society Person County Unit, P.O Box 165, Roxboro, NC 27573.
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