December 9, 2012

Dec. 11, 2012 @ 01:45 PM

George A. Brathwaite
DURHAM — Mr. George A. Brathwaite, 55, Passed on December 5, 2012. He leaves to cherish his memory; his mother, Mrs. Jessie Pearl Freeland; and a host of loving family and friends. Services will take place Monday, December 10, 2012 at 12 noon Scarborough and Hargett Chapel, 923 Old Fayetteville St. Suite B. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Professional services are entrusted to Scarborough & Hargett Funeral Home, Inc.

Margaret C. Manley (Peggy)
DURHAM — Margaret C. Manley (Peggy), a recent resident of Arbor Walk, passed away peacefully at Duke Home Care & Hospice in Hillsborough on December 6 2012. Peggy was born in New York City on October 12, 1920 to the late Mary Pride and David Castleman. During her young life, her family moved to Hillsborough and later to Raleigh, where Peggy graduated from St. Mary's School for Girls. She went on to graduate from Converse College in Spartanburg, SC. Peggy and her husband William spent many happy years living in Hopewell Virginia, on St. Simon's Island in Georgia, and later in Jacksonville, Florida. Peggy spent the past two years in Durham with her family. Peggy is survived by her daughters, Anne Woerle and Carol Marsh, Carol's husband John; her sister Ann Alexander of Chester, VA. and brother-in-law Wayne Alexander; two grandchildren, John and Travis Marsh; and two nieces Beth Belle and Mary Pride Babbington. She is preceded in death by her husband William P. Manley and her son Ford Dixon. A memorial service will be held in the chapel at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church on Monday, December 10th at 2 p.m., and her ashes will be placed, alongside those of her husband William, in the Columbarium at Christ Church Frederica on St. Simon's Island, GA. The family would like to thank the staff at Duke Home Care & Hospice in Hillsborough for their loving care and concern. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity or the charity of your choice.

William (Willie) Cordice “Cot” Mitchell
DURHAM - Funeral services for Mr. William (Willie) Cordice “Cot” Mitchell, 86, of 1103 S. Alston Avenue, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 1007 S. Roxboro Street.  Family visitation, 30 minutes prior to service.
He was a United States Army World War II veteran.
Survivors include a sister, Rosa Mitchell Jackson.
Viewing, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Fisher Funeral Parlor.


Lydia Mae Daniel Bryant
CREEDMOOR —  Lydia Mae Daniel Bryant, 87, a lifetime resident of Granville County passed away Friday, December 7, 2012 at Duke Medical Center.
A native of Granville County, the daughter of the late John Garland and Germania Hall Daniel.  She was a member of Butner First Baptist Church serving as pianist for over forty years.  She was a retired Accounting Supervisor at John Umstead Hospital.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at Butner First Baptist Church by Rev. Lenny Rogers and Rev. Mac Thompson.  Entombment will be private in the Daniel family cemetery.
Surviving are her husband of 67 years, Joe Leonard Bryant Jr. of the home, a daughter, Susanne Bryant Brooks of Creedmoor, two sons, Joe Leonard Bryant III (Peggy) of Dunedin, Florida, John Lewis Bryant (Vicki) of Creedmoor, nine grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brothers Harold Daniel and James Daniel. The family would like to thank her caregiver, Joyce Broach.
Flowers accepted or memorials be made to Butner First Baptist Church, PO Box 44, Butner, North Carolina 27509.
Visitation will be held Monday evening, December 10, 2012 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM at the Butner First Baptist Church and other times at the home.
Online condolences may be submitted to  Select obits.
Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor assisting the Bryant Family.

Delmar “Red” Brown
HILLSBOROUGH — Delmar “Red” Brown passed away December 6. He was 91 years old and a lifelong resident of Hillsborough.
Delmar was preceded in death by his wife, Flora Boone Brown; and his parents, Tom and Jessie Parker Brown. Delmar graduated from Hillsborough High School in 1939. Growing up, longtime Hillsborough High School principal, Grady Brown, was his mentor and a positive influence in his life.
In the 1940’s, he was employed with Seaboard Railway in Raleigh as a Yard Conductor. While there during World War II, he captured two escaped German POWs that were hiding in a boxcar. He described them as hungry, scared, and cold young men about his own age that had no idea where they were going. He shared his lunch with them and returned them to camp. In 1947, he opened Brown Motor Company, which he operated over 65 years until his death. He served on the Orange County School Board in the early 1960’s and was a past Master and longtime member of the Masonic Lodge as well as the Lion’s Club.
He is survived by his son, Dale and his wife, Martha Brown, of Lewisville, N.C.; daughter, Denise Brown of Hillsborough; son, Mark and his wife, Elaine, of Weddington, N.C.; as well as grandchildren, Elizabeth Brown Mark, Derek Brown, Megan Brown, and Kristen Brown. He is also survived by his brother, Lynwood Brown Sr. of Hillsborough; and sister, Nancy Brown Wagoner of Oak Island, N.C.; along with nephews, Lynwood “Buck” Brown Jr., Michael T. Brown, Robert I. Peede and Robert Henry Brown.
A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church in Hillsborough, Sunday, December 16 at 1 p.m.


James Alexander Bass, Jr.
ROXBORO — James Alexander Bass, Jr., 80, of 418 Long Ave., died Friday December 7, 2012.  He was born in Person County, son of the late James Alexander Bass, Sr. & Jospehine Holeman Bass. He was preceded in death by his wife Anne Moore Bass.  Mr. Bass was a retired salesman and a Veteran of the U. S. Navy having served during the Korean conflict.  Mr. Bass was a member of Roxboro Baptist Church.
Mr. Bass is survived by his son Alex Bass, III and wife Misti of Rutherfordton, NC; daughter Carol B. Painter of Roxboro; brother Robert E.
Bass of High Point; four grandchildren Wesley Alexander Woodfin, Thierry "Kip" Painter, Brandon Bass & Nathan Bass.
Graveside Memorials Services will be held 2:00 PM Monday December 10, 2012 at Burchwood Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Monday December 10,
2012 from 12:45 PM to 1:45 PM just prior to the service at Brooks & White Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Roxboro Baptist Church Forward by Faith Building Fund P. O. Box 310 Roxboro, NC 27573
Condolences may be sent to

Joseph Washington Holmes
MIAMI, FLA. — Joseph Washington Holmes, formerly of Durham, passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 (Thanksgiving Eve) in Miami, Florida.
Joseph was preceded in death by his wife, Dollie M. Holmes; and his mother, Mrs. Margaret H. Turner.
Joseph was a member of St. Mark A.M.E. Zion Church when living here, and graduated from Hillside High School in 1960. He served in The Army and retired from his civilian job in 2005. He has a son, Joseph Holmes Jr.; and a daughter, Cassandra; four grandchildren; also Linwood and Carolyn T. Jones, all of Miami, Florida, formerly of Durham.
His survivors in Durham include Alma Turner, Margaret Turner, Anita Lovette, Fredric Turner, Linwood Jones Jr., Eugenia Motley, and Joyce Ann Motley, Dyanne Mitchell, of Dallas, Texas and Richard M. Motley Jr. of New Rochelle, New York.
Final Rites were held in Miami, Florida on Saturday, December 1, 2012. The family will receive friends there.
For more information contact Burthey Funeral Services. They are assisting the family locally.

Hudie Clellan Keith, Jr.
Bethesda, MD - Hudie Clellan Keith, Jr., age 90, a former Durham resident, died December 6, 2012 in Bethesda, MD. Mr. Keith was born in Durham, NC to the late Hudie Clellan and Ila Lynn Keith, Sr., on December 1, 1922.
Mr. Keith graduated from Durham High School and was a civil engineering graduate of Duke University. During World War II, he served in the Air Transport Command of the Army Air Force. He was an engineer and administrator with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command in Arlington, VA. He later worked as a consultant with Booz, Allen and Hamilton, Inc. in Alexandria, VA.
He is the father of Cynthia Louise Keith of Bethesda, MD; brother of Jewell K. Meares and Shirley K. White, both of Newport, NC. Mr. Keith was preceded in death by his wife Anabel Kemp Keith.
Friends and family may visit from 9:30-10:30 prior to the service at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, 1113 W. Main St., Durham, NC 27701.
A Funeral Service will be offered 10:30 AM, Thursday, December 13, 2012 from the Chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, 1113 W. Main St., Durham, NC 27701. Burial will follow in Annex B, Maplewood Cemetery, in Durham.
In lieu of flowers memorials in Hudie’s name may be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 7730 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20817.
Arrangements for the Keith family are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Services. Online condolences:, select obituaries.


Patricia Gaddy Pons
RICHMOND, VA. - Patricia Gaddy Pons, 73, of Richmond, Virginia died November 26, 2012.
Born in Valdese, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Carlos Franklin Gaddy and Eliza Lewis Gaddy. She is survived by her three children, Christopher Britt Pons and his wife, Diane Abramson Pons, Jennifer Neill Bellamy and her husband, William Murray Bellamy III, and Marc Franklin Gaddy Pons and his wife, Louisa Borden Pons; and eight beloved grandchildren, Sydney Taylor Pons, Bailey Abramson Pons, Eliza Britt Bellamy, Lucy Austin Bellamy, William Murray Bellamy IV, Franklin Gaddy Pons, Robert Borden Pons, and Victoria Tucker Pons.  Graduating as her high school valedictorian, attending Duke University and acquiring her Masters of Business Administration from Georgia State University, Pat was an avid lifelong learner. Her passions included reading, cooking, needlework, the arts and all things tied to her adopted hometown of New York City. The family would like to thank Donna Griffin Hart for her devoted care and loving support.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to FeedMore’s Central Virginia Food Bank, 1415 Rhoadmiller Street, Richmond, Va. 23220 or The Inter-Faith Council for Social Service, 110 West Main Street, Carrboro, N.C. 27510.