July 13, 2013

Jul. 12, 2013 @ 05:46 PM

Franklin Benjamin Davis
DURHAM - Mr. Franklin Benjamin Davis, 76, of Durham died on Thursday, July 11, 2013. He was the son of the late John Beverly Davis and Cora Lee Crump Davis. He retired from the N.C. National Guard. He was a member and deacon of Evangel Assembly of God.  He was preceded in death by three brothers, John Davis, Bubba Soda Davis and Alton Davis; one sister, Rosa Olson; granddaughter, Christina Cayton.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dolores Davis; one son, David Davis (Sheryl) of Sanford; three daughters, Debra Jordan (John) of W.F., Donna Cayton (Robert) of Durham, and Tammy Kauwe (David) of Durham; one sister, Frances Fieldman (Dan) of Jupiter, Fl; grandchildren, Nathan Bigelow, Isaac Cayton, Paul Cayton, Sarah Cayton, Anna Cayton, Brandon Davis, Hope Davis, Rachel Kauwe and Hannah Kauwe.
Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at Evangel Assembly of God. Rev. J.B. Ellis will officiate. Burial will be at Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Winchester, VA. on Tuesday at 2 p.m.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home. Flowers are acceptable, or donations can be made to Evangel Assembly of God, Building Fund, 1011 Lynn Rd., Durham, NC 27704. Online condolences can be made at www.hudsonfuneralhome.com.

Allen “Al” Carl Hylton
DURHAM - Mr. Allen “Al” Carl Hylton, 65, passed away Friday, July 12, 2013 at Hock Family Pavilion. He was born in Roanoke, VA to the late Margaret Dickerson Hylton and Sylvian Carl Hylton. He was self-employed as an automobile mechanic and served in the Army.
Al is survived by his wife, Donna Overman Hylton; three children, Gina Marie Nagler of Colorado, Allen Carl Hylton Jr. of SC, and Debbie; two sisters, Ann Keller and Betty Roberts; and five grandchildren.
Family will receive friends at the home between the hours of 2-5 p.m. on Saturday July 13, 2013. There will be a memorial service at a later date in Floyd Co., VA.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.

Carllos McDougald "Mess"
DURHAM - Carllos McDougald "Mess", departed his life on July 5, 2013. He was the son of the late Luzen McDougald and Bertha Yates McDougald. He leaves behind his children, four sons and three daughters, two grandchildren, 10 brothers, seven sisters and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 
Funeral services will be at Mt. Calvary United Church of Christ, Saturday, July 12, at 1 p.m. 
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.

Zola Mae McMillion
DURHAM — Zola Mae McMillion, 85, departed her life on July 10, 2013. She is survived by six children; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three sisters. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Faith Gospel Tabernacle United Holy Church with visitation at 12 noon.
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home. 

Rose M. Morgan
DURHAM - Rose M. Morgan, 86, a long-time resident of Durham, has gone to be eternally with her Heavenly Father as of Sunday evening.
All of us she dearly loved and cared for grieve and rejoice for we loved her so and are grateful for her victory in Jesus. Her faithfulness to the Lord and His to her is now, and has been, rewarded with countless blessings.
She's now with our dad in Paradise, her loving husband of 52 years, Walter Edgar Morgan. Their four children, Steve (Robin) Morgan of Eden, Joan (Steve) Ferguson of Durham, Joe (Jan) Morgan of Durham and Carol Durham of Bellingham, Washington marvel at the love, guidance and selflessness poured out to them through the years.
Precious memories of and pride in our parents are just too overabundant for words.
Such were the thoughts of Rose of her parents, John Henry Mathis and Rosa Thurmond Mathis of Edgefield, S.C. Predeceased brothers and sisters, Zelpha, Mamie, Gene, Charles, Lee and James (Red) welcome their baby sister home.
Surviving sister, Dorothy (Bob) Rummel of Durham remains with us. Thank you, Aunt Dot and Uncle Bob, for your love and care for mom and all of us. What a blessing you are.
Greatly missing Grandma Rose is Scott, Justin, Christina, Bryce, Ashlon, Dylan, Jonah, Sean, Dustin and Desirae.
Great grandchild, Whit, has felt the loving embrace and kisses from our angel and will one day be able to understand her profound treasure.
Countless friends and the extended church family of Immanuel Baptist belong in the fabric of love in Rose's life. All of you meant so much to her.
Rose's home since Dec. 2012 at Carillon Assisted Living on Garrett Rd. in Durham provided her warm companionship and valued friends. As she was cared for, so did she take care of. What a joy to have her as a friend and in your life!
At a later date, Mom's earthly body will be laid to rest with Dad in a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a financial memorial in her name to Immanuel Baptist Church, 3610 Hillandale Rd., Durham, N.C. 27705.
Visitation will be July 13 (today) at Immanuel Baptist Church at 3 p.m. followed by the service at 4 p.m. led by Rev. Mike Smith and former Immanuel pastor Raymond Johns, assisted by Clements Funeral Home.
The family will continue fellowship immediately after the service at the home of Joe Morgan, 5122 Russell Rd., Durham, N.C. 27712.

James Carl Nesmith
DURHAM - James Carl Nesmith, 66, went to his heavenly home on Saturday July 6, 2013. He leaves to cherish his memories his beloved wife of 42 years Sherry; his mother, Mary Nesmith; three daughters, five grandchildren, four great grandchildren, two brothers and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. 
Funeral services will be today, July 12, at 2 p.m. with visitation at 1 p.m. at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church.
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.

Johnny T. Odom
DURHAM — Johnny T. Odom, 62, departed his life on July 9, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Lillie E. Odom; two daughters, one son, four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, five sisters, two brothers, one son-in-law and a host of special friends, nephews, nieces, cousins and in-laws.
Services will be at Mt. Calvary UCC on Monday, July 15, at 1 p.m. with visitation at noon.
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.

Cecil Lloyd Patterson ("Pat"), PhD
DURHAM - Cecil Lloyd Patterson ("Pat"), Ph.D, Retired Colonel, U.S. Army, 96, son of the late Robert and Marie Oakman Patterson, native of Edna, Texas, died July 3, 2013. Mass of the Resurrection will be Monday, July 15, 2013 at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 82 Kimberly Dr., Durham, N.C. Family visitation: Sunday from 6 to 9 at St. Titus Episcopal Church, 400 Moline St., Durham., N.C.
EDUCATION: Houston-Tillotson College, University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, University of Wisconsin, American Management Association.
MILITARY: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Aviation Engineer Unit Officer, 3286 US-Army Reserve (USAR) School, First African American officer to be assigned to the position of Commandant of a USAR school in Southeastern United States; commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, retired as Colonel.
CAREER: Philadelphia City School District, Fort Valley State College, North Carolina Central University (Retired 1986)- Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor, Director of University's Honors Program, Dean of Undergraduate School, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Professor Emeritus.
MEMBER: St. Titus Episcopal Church, Omega Psi Phi fraternity, Retired Senior Program.
SURVIVORS: wife of 57 years, Vivian Rogers Patterson; grandson, Miquail M. Broadous (Lanita); granddaughter, Teria Antoinette Broadous; nieces, nephews, other relatives.
Professional services by Fisher Funeral Parlor.

Annie Carlton Smith
DURHAM — Mrs. Annie Carlton Smith of Durham, NC departed this life on Saturday, July 6th at Heritage Hall Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Leesburg, VA. She is survived by her son, H. Wayne Smith of Sterling, VA; one brother, Calbert Carlton of Durham, NC; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and in-laws.
Funeral services will be held on today, July 13th at North East Baptist Church, 3204 Highway 55; Durham, NC at 12 p.m. following visitation at 11 a.m. 
Arrangements entrusted to Scarborough and Hargett Funeral Service.

Seth Kelby Vidal
DURHAM — Seth Kelby Vidal, a ruggedly handsome cyclist and open source software guru was killed Monday, July 8, 2013. He was 36 years old. Seth described himself as a misanthropic humanist. To those who love him, he was a brother, partner, son, mentor, indefatigable curmudgeon, loyal friend and champion for good who believed deeply in community, and worked to improve every one that he was a part of. A constant contrarian and invaluable resource, Seth could build a bike, recommend a restaurant, and upgrade your technology. Seth knew the names of every canine in the neighborhood, and most of their people. He was a brilliant, kind, compassionate, generous, and caring young man whose abilities and knowledge in his field were beyond comprehension. He was known worldwide and often spoke at conferences in the US and abroad. A wicked storyteller and the consummate traveling companion, he would unabashedly regale road trip cohorts with song. The world will be considerably quieter in his absence. He is survived by his beloved partner, Eunice; his parents, Alicia and Wade; his brother, Wade; and sister-in-law, Misty; niece-phews, Kelsey and Will; his brother, Logan; and his partner, Kate; his grandfather, William Clayton; his grumpy dog, Cori and countless friends. He lives on in our hearts and the friendships he forged.
Services in celebration of his life will be held at Clements Funeral Chapel at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2013.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.

Betty Hubbard Long
ROXBORO — Betty Hubbard Long passed away at home surrounded by her family on July 11, 2013. She was born in Laurinburg, North Carolina on September 2nd, 1928 to Jessie and Penny Hubbard. She was an honors graduate of Wake Forest University where she studied laboratory medicine. After graduation, she went to Cornell University in New York where she studied under Dr. Papanicolau, who developed the PAP smear. She later returned to North Carolina and set up the Cytology Laboratory at Wake Forest Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem. She married her college sweetheart, Dr. Thomas Drumright Long in 1951 and worked alongside him as his nurse and lab technician as he started and grew his medical practice. 
Mrs. Long was actively involved in her church, Roxboro Baptist, where she taught the preschool Sunday School class for 35 consecutive years. She was a member of the church choir, where she made a joyful noise unto the Lord and could occasionally be seen dozing through the sermon. She also volunteered at weekly Wednesday night dinners and has served as part of the Women's Missionary Union. Being a strong believer in missions, Mrs. Long served on three medical mission trips to Belize alongside her husband. She was a charter member of the Roxboro Woman's Club, serving as president from 1966 to 1967 and participated in every Red Stocking Revue for over 50 years.
She was given the District Leader Emeritus award for her years of service.
She was also a Rotary Anne for 57 years supporting her husband's Rotary service and leadership. Mrs. Long was most proud that all four of her sons and her oldest grandson followed in their father and grandfather's footsteps and received their Eagle Scout Awards. She was an avid tennis and bridge player.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Dr. Thomas D. Long; and four sons, Mike (Melanie) Long of Hickory, NC, Dr. Steve Long (Jim Hayward) of Roxboro, Rev. Mark (Nancy) Long of Charlottesville, VA, and Dr. Tom Jr. (Trish) Long of Roxboro; seven grandchildren, Lindsey Long Spangler, Katie Long Little, Jordan Long, Daniel Long, Luke Long, Courtney Long, and Kayleigh Long.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Long is preceded in death by her siblings, Jessie Hubbard Jr., Ellen Tyre, Dot Carroll, and J.T. Hubbard.
A memorial service will be conducted at Roxboro Baptist Church on Sunday, July 14th at 3 p.m., preceded by a visitation at Roxboro Baptist Church beginning at 1:30 p.m. 
Memorial contributions may be made to The Thomas and Betty Long Scholarship Fund c/o WFU School of Medicine (P.O. Box 571021, Winston Salem, NC 27157 - Attn: John Gillian), Roxboro Baptist Church Mission Fund, (P.O. Box 348, Roxboro, NC 27573), or the Roxboro Woman's Club, (c/o Billie Oakley, 4575 Burlington Rd., Roxboro, NC, 27574).
Condolences may be sent to www.brooksandwhite.com.

Thomas “Ted” Ward
CLARKSVILLE, VA — Thomas “Ted” Ward, 68, husband of Edith Skipwith Ward, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013 at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. Born August 9, 1944 in Asheville, NC to the late Glenn and Virginia Brown Ward, Ted was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served on the USS Boxer. He obtained a degree in Design and Drafting and Three Mountaineers, Asheville Steel and Williams Steel. Ted owned and operated Corporate General Contractors; Construction Consultants and Smoke and Fire Prevention Systems; Stitches, and The Lamplighter Restaurant. He was passionate about fishing, gambling, and the growth of Clarksville. Memorial services will be held 4 p.m. Sunday in the chapel at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home with the Reverend John Yount officiating. In addition to his wife, Ted is survived by his children and their spouses, Jeff T. and Teresa Ward of Greensboro, NC; Tina and Dino Radosta of Wake Forest, NC; Diana and Hal Crowder of Palmer Springs, Va. and Rob Brogden of Clarksville, Va. His brothers and sisters-in-law, Gerald and Sue Ward of Palm Coast, FL and Don and Peggy Ward of West Jefferson, NC; and his nine grandchildren also survive. A reception for family and friends will immediately follow the service at the Lamplighter Restaurant. The family requests you consider memorial contributions to the Mecklenburg County Life Saving and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1539, Clarksville, Va. 23927. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.wclfh.com.