August 7, 2013
Dorothy McLean “Dot” Baucom
DURHAM — Mrs. Dorothy McLean “Dot” Baucom, 98, died on July 30, 2013.
She was born January 11, 1915, in New York City, daughter of Dr William L. McLean and Dr Ella Powel McLean.
She was married to Clifford Randall Baucom. She taught Home Economics, Family Life & Child Development, and Ecology at Durham High School until her retirement from teaching in 1975. She was a charter member of St Luke’s Episcopal Church, member of Eastern Star and White Shrine, and Delta Kappa Gamma sorority. She also served as a volunteer counselor with Durham County Crisis Intervention Center.
She was predeceased by her husband and two brothers: Dr. John McLean, and William McLean. She is survived by sons, William, Robert, and John; daughters, Betty Beard and Peggy Baucom; eight grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at St Luke’s Episcopal Church in Durham on Saturday, August 10 at 10 a.m., with a reception at the church following the service.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Duke Homecare Hospice Program at 4321 Medical Park Drive in Durham, 27704, or St Luke’s Episcopal Church at 1737 Hillandale Road in Durham, 27705.
Jacqeline Diane Hackney
DURHAM — Jacqeline Diane Hackney departed here life on August 2, 2013. She resided at 505 Liberty St. Apt. B, Durham, NC 27703. Survived by three children, Shaw Hackeny, Shaquan and Shaquita Williams; three sisters; and two brothers; one granddaughter, Rydejah Hackney; and her friend, Paul Williams; a nest of loving aunts, uncle, nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.
Services will be at Holloway Memorial Funeral Home Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 1 p.m. with a 12:00 visitation.
Marc Toby Hill
ROUGEMONT — Marc Toby Hill, age 59, died Monday, August 5, 2013, at Duke Hospital. Marc was born in Durham to the late James L. and Dorothy Isselhardt Hill on September 19, 1953. He was a member of Little River Presbyterian Church and operated his own landscaping business.
Marc is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 36 years, Julia Hill of Rougemont; his daughter, Sarah Miles and husband, Paul, of Fuquay-Varina; his sister, Vicky Brown of Durham; his brothers, Eric and Michael Hill, also of Durham; and three granddaughters, Ashley, Kayla and Maddi Miles. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jimmy Hill.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, August 9, at Little River Presbyterian Church in Hurdle Mills with the Reverend Chuck Link presiding.
Friends may visit Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service in Durham.
Flowers are welcome or contributions in Marc’s memory may be made to the Little River Church Quilters, 4211 Little River Church Rd., Hurdle Mills, NC 27541.
On-line memorials: www.hallwynne.com. Select obituaries.
DURHAM — Otho Upchurch, 80, departed life on July 31, 2013. He leaves behind his loving children, Angela Upchurch, Raleigh, NC, Trai D. Upchurch Raleigh, NC, Larry M Blackwell Dinnwiddle, VA; three grandchildren, Onye, Omari, and Morgan.
A Homegoing celebration will be held at Holloway Memorial Funeral Home today, August 7 at 1 p.m. Family visitation one hour prior to service.
Frank David Cearnal
CHAPEL HILL — Frank David Cearnal, 63, son of the late Annie Mae Currie Cearnal Edmonds died on Monday, August 5, 2013, at Ashford Lake Apartment Homes in Hillsborough.
The funeral will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday in Chavis-Parker Funeral Chapel, with burial in Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Family will receive friends one half hour before funeral in the funeral home.
Surviving are sons, Frank Cearnal Jr. and wife, Monique, of Virginia, Frederick Cearnal of Durham; daughter, Sonya Scott of Raleigh, NC; sisters, Elizabeth Davis (Odell) of Hillsborough, NC, Mary Lois Bowden (Henry) of Haw River, NC, and Jessie Ann Clark of Cape May Ct. House, NJ.
Public Viewing: Wednesday, August 7th, 2013, 12 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. in Chavis-Parker Funeral Home, Hillsborough, NC 27278.
Marguerite “Margo” Grafton Rundles
NEW CANAAN, CT — Marguerite “Margo” Grafton Rundles, 71, of New Canaan, Connecticut, and formerly of Durham, North Carolina, died suddenly on Friday, August 2, 2013.
Born in Staunton, Virginia on September 15, 1941, Margo was the daughter of the late Thomas Hancock Grafton and Martha Stackhouse Grafton. She graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in 1963, and moved to Durham, North Carolina in 1966 to work as director of admissions at the Duke University Graduate School. After earning her CPA in 1974, she served as a trust and estates administrator at Central Carolina Bank and SunTrust Bank until her retirement in 2006.
Never one to sit idle, Margo enjoyed a busy retirement, playing golf regularly at the Hope Valley Country Club, volunteering in the chemotherapy room at Duke University Cancer Center, and serving on the university’s Patient Advocacy Council. She was an ardent knitter and movie enthusiast, and had traveled the globe to places such as Africa and China.
After 45 years in Durham, Margo moved in 2011 to New Canaan to live within a mile of her beloved daughter, son-in-law, and young grandchildren. She took to her new town with gusto, joining the American Association of University Women and New Canaan
Beautification League, and served on the Pastoral Ministry Leadership Team at the Congregational Church of New Canaan. She also enjoyed her outings to New York City with subscriptions to the Manhattan Theatre Club and New York Philharmonic.
Margo was married to Duke hematologist Dr. R. Wayne Rundles in 1968 and they had their only child, Martha Rundles Palmer, in 1976. Dr. Rundles died in 1991. Several years later she married Richard Norman Hughes and he died in 2004.
Margo is also predeceased by her parents; and her sister, Letty Grafton Jernigan. She is survived by her devoted daughter, Martha and son-in-law, Steven Richard Palmer of New Canaan, Connecticut; her grandchildren, Caroline Sydney Palmer and Alexander Wayne Palmer, also of New Canaan; a sister, Lib Grafton Greer of Columbus, Georgia; and three nieces and one nephew.
Margo will be remembered for her grace through adversity and adventurous spirit.
A memorial service will be held at 10 o’clock on Saturday, August 10 at the Congregational Church of New Canaan. A second memorial service will take place at 2 o’clock on Sunday, September 1, at the Duke University Chapel in Durham, North Carolina.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Duke Cancer Center (20 Duke Medicine Circle, Durham, NC 27710).
For online condolences and directions, visit www.hoytfuneralhome.com.