January 16, 2013
DURHAM - Edith Bell entered eternal rest on Jan. 10, 2013 at her home.
She is survived by two children, James Searson and Wilma Bell Johnson; two grandchildren, one great grandchild, two sisters, and one brother.
Funeral will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. at Mount Level Baptist Church, 316 Hebron Rd., Durham, with Pastor Benjamin Morris Jr. officiating.
Family will receive visitors one hour prior to service.
Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.
Dorothy Carpenter Bullock
Durham – Mrs. Dorothy Carpenter Bullock, a life-long Durham resident and wife of the late Benjamin Walter Bullock, died peacefully at Seasons at Southpoint Memory Facility on Monday, January 14, 2013 from complications from Alzheimer’s.
Dorothy, or “Miss Dot” or “Grammy Dot” as she was affectionately known, was born on August 19, 1940 to Nena Mae Smith Carpenter and Henry Perry Carpenter. She lived on Lynch St. throughout her childhood, graduated from Durham High School in 1958, and then attended the Watts School of Nursing where she graduated in 1961 as a Registered Nurse.
While a student at Watts, she met Ben Bullock, a new pharmacy graduate. They married September 2, 1961, and began their life together at 3136 Dixon Road, in a house that she continued to own and consider her residence.
Dorothy started work as a nurse for Dr. Leroy Izlar but left in the first year to begin her family. She spent many years as a devoted room-mother at Hope Valley Elementary School. She was a life long member of Grace Baptist Church, of which she was very active, most recently serving as the coordinator of their visiting ministry. Dorothy also volunteered time with the Mortar and Pestle Club of N.C. (Pharmaceutical Wives), Durham Junior Women’s Club, Girl Scouts of N.C., Durham High School Class of ‘58 Alumni Association, and the Watts School of Nursing Alumni Association. She returned to work after her children were in school, and enjoyed many years of service in Employee Health at Liggett & Myers, Durham Regional Hospital, and Burroughs Welcome. She finished her career as a staff nurse at the Duke Student Infirmary.
Dorothy leaves to cherish her memory her children, W. Perry Bullock of Fairfax, Virginia, daughter, Karen Lynn Bullock of Durham, and daughter, Susan B. Chesser and husband, William, of Durham. She also leaves her precious grandchildren, Sarah, Stephen, and Ben Chesser, of Durham. Dorothy is survived by a beloved brother, Jack Carpenter and his wife, Doris, of Galax, Virginia; as well as sister-in-law, Francis B. Harris, of Creedmoor; and numerous nieces and nephews on both sides of the family. She also leaves many, many dear friends, for Dorothy never met a stranger.
Dorothy and the family are very grateful for the care and support of the staff and caregivers at the Seasons of Southpoint, her team from Heartland Hospice, as well as Dr. Susan Isbey and recently, Doctors Making House Calls.
Visitors will be received at Howerton-Bryan Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 16 from 4-6 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Grace Baptist Church, corner of Mangum and Trinity, burial to follow at Maplewood Cemetery. Visitors will also be received at the home of Susan and William Chesser, at 4140 King Charles Road in Durham after the services on Thursday.
Flowers are accepted, or donations may be made in Dorothy’s name to Senior PharmAssist, 406 Rigsbee Avenue, Suite 201, Durham, 27701 (www.seniorpharmassist.org) or Grace Baptist Church, 1004 N. Mangum Street, Durham 27701.
The Bullock family is under the care of Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home. Online condolences may be submitted at www.howertonbryan.com, select obituaries.
Dr. Sylvia Marie Jacobs
DURHAM - A Time to Be Born
Sylvia Marie Jacobs, started her journey through this life on October 27, 1946 in Mansfield, Ohio, as the daughter of Murval Cansler Jacobs Porch and the late Love Jacobs. She is preceded in death by one brother, Rickie Jerome Jacobs; and her step-father, Charles L. Porch.
A Time to Live
She was reared and received her early education in Detroit, Michigan; she received both a BS and MBA from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan in 1969 and 1972 respectively. In 1975, she received her Ph.D. from Howard University, Washington, DC.
A Time to Serve
She served as an elementary school teacher in Detroit, Michigan from 1969 – 1972; Visiting Lecturer at Federal City College, Washington, DC in 1973; Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona, Pine Bluff, Ariz. in 1975; Visiting Lecturer at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1982; Professor in the History Department at North Carolina Central University, Durham from 1976 through 2010 and served as its Chair from 1992-1999.
Throughout Sylvia’s distinguished career, she was the recipient of numerous awards including the Carter G. Woodson Scholars Medallion, presented to a scholar whose career is distinguished through at least a decade of research, writing and activism in the field of African American life and history; Rockefeller Foundation Research for the Study of Afro-American Life and History; and The Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina Award for Excellence in Teaching.
She authored three books along with numerous articles and various publications.
Her professional and social organizations include life-time memberships with the Association of Black Women Historians, Southern Historical Association, and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. She was also a member of the African Studies Association; American Historical Association; and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
A Time to Die
Just as a beautiful day ends in a golden sunset, so did the life of Sylvia Marie Jacobs on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at Duke Hospice and Homecare at Meadowlands, Hillsborough surrounded by her loving family.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 12 noon at Orange Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Glennview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 12 noon, one hour prior to the service, at the church.
Memorials may be made to the NCCU Foundation, Inc. in care of Dr. Sylvia Jacobs, History Department.
Sylvia’s memory lives lovingly in friends, colleagues, and family:
Mother Murval A. Porch, Durham
Husband Level Exum, MS, JD, of the home
Son Levell Rickie Exum, MS, Morrisville
Daughters Sylvia Agnes Exum, (MD, May 2013) Charlotte
Step-daughters Lesley Danita Exum, MBA, Humble, TX
Stephanie Exum Musinguzi, MD (Martin, LLB, LLM) Cornelius, N.C.
Grandchildren Xavier Jibril Goudeaux, Humble, TX
Malcolm Manzi Musinguzi, Cornelius, N.C.
Sisters Aletha Jacobs Lucas (David), Centennial, Colo.
Tracie Jacobs Merriman, Sims, N.C.
Charlotte Porch Alexander, Durham
Natalia Porche Baudin (Claude), Diamond Bar, Calif.
Brothers Paul Porch, Vista, Calif.
Richard Jacobs (Carol), St. Petersburg, Fla.
Robert Jacobs, Englewood, Calif.
Sisters In-law Mavis Exum Edmundson (Rodney), Kenly, N.C.
Addie Exum Hester, M.Ed (Brooks, MSW, JD) Baton Rouge, La.
Barbara Exum, MBA, Kenly, N.C.
Brother In-law Donald Exum (Bradie), Fort Washington, MD
Aunt Lois Cansler Scott, Mansfield, OH
Arrangements by Holloway Funeral Home, Durham.
Joseph Williams Lupton Jr.
DURHAM - Mr. Joseph Williams Lupton Jr., 56, died Sunday evening at his home. Mr. Lupton was born in Pitt Co., the son of Willie Mae Moye Lupton of Greenville, N.C. and the late Joseph Williams Lupton Sr. He was a retired chorus teacher with the Durham Public Schools and pianist, organist and Choir Director at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Lupton is survived by his spouse, Jeffrey Deon Holland; brother, Bill Lupton and wife, Sandy, of Las Vegas, Nev.; sister, Bettie Lupton Jungers and husband, Mark, of Greenville; two nieces and one nephew.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, 2 p.m. at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Music Fund, 4415 Pleasant Grove Church Rd., Raleigh 27613 or Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Ste 200, Manhatten Beach, Calif. 90266.
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.
Audrey Bland Spinks
DURHAM - Mrs. Audrey Bland Spinks, 89, died Tuesday at Carolina Point. Mrs. Spinks was born in Sheffield, England, the daughter of the late Charles William Bland and Nellie Cobb Bland. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the University of North Carolina. Mrs. Spinks was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by three spouses, Clifford Carroll, James Repass and James O. Spinks; a daughter, Denise R. Hancock; a son, Jimmy Repass; and a sister, Nina B. Banks.
Mrs. Spinks is survived by her brother, Charlie Bland of Sheffield, England; grandchildren, James Spinks (Sherri), Crissy King (David); great-grandchildren, Dale and Gray Spinks; and daughter-in-law, Carolyn Higgenbotham.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church with Pastor Bob Weatherly officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Clements Funeral Home in Durham Wednesday from 5-7 p.m.
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.
Charles “Bobby” Robert White Sr.
DURHAM - Mr. Charles “Bobby” Robert White Sr., 80 of 2911 Summerlin Road, died on Tuesday, January 14, 2013.
Mr. White was a native and lifelong resident of Durham, the son of the late John Edward White and Luna Tilley White Bailey. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard and retired from Duke University in the Maintenance Dept. He was a member of Glenn School Road Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his sister, Betsy Sheppard.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby Davis White; two sons, Charles White Jr. and Andy White and wife, Allison; one daughter, Teresa White Snider and husband, Chuck; three sisters, Becky Glenn, Judy Young and Jeannie Walters; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, officiated by Rev. Charles Wilson.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home and other times at the home, 2911 Summerlin Road. Flowers are acceptable or donations can be made to the Glenn School Road Baptist Church, 1815 Glenn School Road, Durham 27704. Online condolences can be made at www.hudsonfuneralhome.com.
Geraldine Cohen Wallace
PITTSBORO — Geraldine Cohen Wallace, 92, a resident of Galloway Ridge, died Tuesday at her residence. She was a native of Philadelphia, Pa. and had resided at Galloway Ridge for the past seven years. She was the widow of Daniel Wallace who died in 2006.
Surviving are her daughters, Ina Wallace of Chapel Hill and Amy Wallace of Topsham, Maine; and two granddaughters.
Graveside funeral services will be held today, January 16, 2013, in the Judea Reform Congregation Cemetery, Chapel Hill. Officiating will be Rabbi John Friedman.
Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home is assisting the Wallace family.
Elizabeth Brent Mayes Williford
OXFORD — Elizabeth Brent Mayes Williford, 85, died January 15, 2013 at Maria Parham Hospital. She was a native of Granville Co. and was the daughter of the late John Brent and Mary Royall Hancock Mayes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Thomas Williford.
Elizabeth (Betty B) was former co owner of Oxford ACE Hardware, where she created the Bridal and Gift Shoppe. She was a member of the Oxford United Methodist Church, UMW, member of the DAR and was a bookkeeper. Mrs. Williford volunteered for many years with different organizations. She was an avid Bridge player and belonged to several clubs. She and her husband vacationed regularly at their Fripp Island home. Betty B and Buster loved traveling with their local couples' group.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 3 p.m. in the Oxford United Methodist Church by Rev. Billy Seate and Rev. Vernon Wilkerson. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.
Surviving are daughters, Elizabeth Dale Williford of Salter Path and Dorothy Brent Williford Wilson of Chapel Hill; sons, Robert Thomas Williford II (Lori) and John Crawford Williford (Teresa) both of Oxford; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceded by one sister, Caroline Breedlove.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 1:30 until 3 p.m. in the fellowship hall prior to the services. At other times, they will be at the home.
Flowers are accepted, or memorials may be made to the Oxford United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 757, Oxford 27565.
The Williford family is under the care of Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home. Online memorials at www.hallwynne.com, select obituaries.
James Joseph Crawford, Ph.D
June 23, 1931 - January 11, 2013
CHAPEL HILL — James Joseph “Jim” Crawford, Ph.D, 81, recognized as “one of the founders of modern infection control in dentistry,” passed away on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. He was born June 23, 1931 in Springfield, Ill. to the late Marianna Merlow Crawford and Lewis A. Crawford.
A resident of Chapel Hill since 1956, Jim is fondly remembered for being devoted to his Heavenly Father, to his family who surrounded him during his last days, and to his life’s work as a professor of microbiology and an expert in dental infection control at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry.
Before retiring in 1996, Jim contributed significantly to the study of life-threatening pathogens, their laboratory diagnosis, treatment and control. In fact, the Dr. James J. Crawford Award, presented by the Office Sterilization and Asepsis Procedures Research Foundation (OSAP), honors his lifetime achievements in the field of dental infection control. This award is given each year to an outstanding infection control leader in the U.S. His comprehensive research, recommendations and guidelines have been adopted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and incorporated into dental textbooks, lectures, regulatory documents and everyday dental practices.
Jim’s pioneering work in microbiology and infection control helped prevent the spread of the hepatitis B virus and later AIDS within dentistry. His presentation, “If Saliva Were Red,” demonstrated the cross contamination that occurs from a practitioners’ saliva-covered fingers and led to the teaching and practice of the use of dental gloves and improved instrument sterilization. Another study helped make root canals much safer and less likely to fail.
Jim’s interest in pathogens began early. After he graduated from Springfield High School in 1948, he attended the Gradwohl School of Medical Technology in St. Louis, Mo., where he gained a healthy respect for microbes. This early education motivated him to continue at the University of Missouri, earning a bachelor and master’s degrees in microbiology.
In 1954 he began his doctoral studies at the University of Minnesota and ended with a Ph.D in microbiology from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill in 1962.
While a microbiology post doctorate at the UNC School of Medicine from 1962 to 1963, Jim conducted head and neck research to learn about the bacteria in nasal passages that caused hearing loss among cleft palate children. This research led him to study the anaerobic flora of the mouth and dental infections in collaboration with the Chairman of Endodontics at the UNC School of Dentistry, whose department he subsequently joined.
Over the next 18 years at UNC, Jim became an assistant professor at the dental school (1963-1971); developed and directed a unique clinical diagnostic/research microbiology laboratory that conducted culture evaluations of head and throat infections (1971-1996); and became a full professor (1980-1996).
During his career, he made presentations to the National Society for Dental Education and spoke at more than 50 dental schools across the country. In 1975, he became a consultant to the American Dental Association’s (ADA) Council on Dental Therapeutics and its Council on Dental Materials, Instruments and Equipment. In 1988 he became a consultant for the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. He was a founding officer of OSAP and the Society for Infection Control in Dentistry. He also chaired the Microbiology Section of the Association of American Dental Schools.
His publications on identifying diseases of the head and neck, the prevention of transmitting infectious diseases, and the safe use of dental equipment and procedures, are too many to list. However, one of his major accomplishments was co-authoring a chapter on Infection Control in “Sturdevant’s Art and Science of Operative Dentistry,” a No. 1-selling dental textbook.
As Jim once said, his burning desire was “to take microbiology out of the basic textbook and make it relevant and useful to the dentist.” By all accounts, he did this, and he attributed his success to God.
To family and friends, Jim was much more than “a contemporary Louis Pasteur” on the trail of dangerous pathogens. He was a devout Christian who studied the Bible so faithfully that his family awarded him an honorary Ph.D in Biblical studies in 2009. Likewise, he was appreciated for his love of nature and music, and his enjoyment of camping, hiking, bird watching and fishing. One of his passions was fixing things, be it a broken lawn mower, motorcycle, or sailboat. In his spare time, he enjoyed “tinkering” and inventing new ways to solve basic technical problems. His children fondly remember times when he took them to the hardware store to look at gadgets, went on nature walks to identify mushrooms and snakes, or had them visit his laboratory to learn about microbes and chemistry.
Within the community, Jim took the time to preside as President of Toastmasters, provide counseling for Parents without Partners, serve on the Board of Fresh Water Ministries, and act as a prayer minister for Chapel Hill Bible Church.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Marianna Crawford; and sister, Marie Crawford Johnson. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Ann Roach Crawford, Ph.D of Chapel Hill; his brother, “Bud” Frederick Crawford of Springfield, Ill.; his six grown children, Margaret Mason Clemen, James “Jim” Allen Crawford, Catherine “Katie” Crawford Redick, Peter James Crawford, Carol Crawford Brandford and Anna Claire Crawford from his first marriage to Joyce Clark Allen, a resident of Carrboro; and his eight grandchildren, Michael Ross Whittaker, Claire Mae Whittaker, Emily “Caitlin” Crawford, Rachel McKenzie Crawford, Rebecca Makai Crawford, Margaret “Maggie” Anne Redick, Emmeline “Emme” Joyce Redick, and Ella Nan Brandford. He is also survived by his long-time companion, Paji, a Senegal parrot who continues to call out his name, “Jim.”
A celebration of Jim’s life will begin at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18 at Damascus Congregational Christian Church on 522 Damascus Church Road, Chapel Hill. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Jim’s name to: Damascus Congregational Christian Church – Baby Formula Project, 522 Damascus Church Road, Chapel Hill, NC, 27516 or Fresh Water Ministries, PO Box 3413, Chapel Hill, NC 27515. You may also make a donation in his name to another organization of your choice.
Lewis Daniel (Dan) Winstead Jr.
ROXBORO — Lewis Daniel (Dan) Winstead Jr., born March 21, 1930 and passed away January 15, 2013 at the Roxboro Rehabiliation and Healthcare Center. Dan fought a courageous battle for 15 years with Parkinson's disease. Dan also won a battle with pneumonia in 2011. Dan was strong. Dan was a Marine in the Korean War. He was a former member of the Moose Lodge and Roxboro Presbyterian Church. Dan enjoyed the country, the beach, and traveling abroad with his wife and family. He lived his dream by being with his family. Dan was a tobacconist and real estate entreprenuer. He was best known as a loving family man who loved his family before himself.
He is survived by his wife, Lynda Wagstaff Winstead; his children, Ivalee Winstead Forehand and Bryant, of Durham, Lewis Daniel (Danny) Winstead III and Tammy, Thomas (Tommy) Davenport Winstead and Amy, Amy Winstead Henderson and Tyler, and Mia Winstead Price and Mike, all of Roxboro; his sisters, Jane Winstead, of Greensboro and Bernadine Warner and Charles, of Savannah, Ga.; his brother, Isaac (Butch) Winstead and Hilda, of Roxboro; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jessie Winstead Jones.
Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. today, January 16, 2013, at the Brooks & White Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Warren's Grove United Methodist Church by the Rev. Philip Chryst and the Rev. Karl Neuschaffer. Burial will follow in Burchwood Cemetery.
Following the services, a reception will be held at the Perfect Venue.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Lewis Daniel Winstead IV, Daniel Austin Winstead, John Dexter Evans, Collin Thomas Winstead, Trevor Morris Winstead, Gavin Wade Price, and T. Blane Henderson.
Flowers are acceptable or memorials may be made to Youth For Christ, 80 Danwin Ln., Roxboro, NC, 27573.
Condolences may be sent to www.brooksandwhite.com.