Obituaries, December 17, 2013

Dec. 16, 2013 @ 05:11 PM


Kathy Alberta Scoggins Bowks
DURHAM — Mrs. Kathy Alberta Scoggins Bowks born May 2, 1953 in Durham, NC was called home from this life on December 12, 2013. Her memory shall be cherished by father Albert Scoggins, Jr., husband Daryl Bowks, three brothers; two sisters, one son Alexander Bowks, one daughter-in-law, two grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends.
Viewing will be held at Holloway Memorial Funeral Home, Wednesday from 7:00-8:00 pm. Graveside at Bass Family Cemetery Thursday at noon.

Darren Leonard Taylor
DURHAM - Mr. Darren Leonard Taylor, age 27, passed away December 9, 2013 at Duke Medical Center.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 12 Noon at Faith Community Church, 4903 N. Roxboro St. Durham, NC 27704. The family will receive friends an hour before the service at the church.
Services entrusted to Ellis D. Jones & Sons. Condolences may be sent at

Uliss O’Dell Highfill
BLACK MOUNTAIN — Uliss O’Dell Highfill, 101, of Highland Farms in Black Mountain, North Carolina, passed away on December 15, 2013. He was the youngest son of Percy Thomas Highfill and Sallie Bell Jessup Highfill of Summerfield, North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Leroy Dwight Highfill and Shelley Dawson Highfill and his two sisters, Ruby Beatrice Huff and Velna Willis Butler. His wife Pattie Mae Latta Highfill died in 2006 after almost 70 years of marriage.
Surviving are his daughter Patricia Highfill Tuttle (Bob), grandson, the Rev. Chris Tuttle (Carrie), Durham, NC, granddaughter, Sarah Brooks Tuttle Edgecombe (Robert), New Orleans, LA., and 4 great grandchildren, Ella Brooks Tuttle, Heath Morrison Tuttle, Wilson Tate Tuttle, and Nina Brooks Edgecombe. Mr. Highfill is also survived by a very special extended family of nieces and nephews.
O’Dell received his education at Summerfield High School and at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, where he served as a Research Supervisor in the Department of Crop Science for 31 ½ years. One of his proudest accomplishments was related to the Dune Stabilization Project on the Outer Banks of North Carolina where he worked to protect and preserve our barrier islands.
Following O’Dell’s service in the US Army during World War II, the Highfills moved to Raleigh where he was a charter member of the Western Boulevard Presbyterian Church, USA, serving as a Deacon, Elder, and Clerk of Session. Upon retirement from North Carolina State University in 1977, the Highfills moved to Hillsborough where he served the Hillsborough Presbyterian Church as a Deacon and carried Meals on Wheels for 14 ½ years.
O’Dell and Pattie moved to Black Mountain in 1997 and then to Highland Farms in 2002. He was a member of the Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, PCUSA.
The family is very grateful to the caring and loving staff of Highland Farms both in the Prentice Lodge and the Health Care Facility. Through their caring Mr. Highfill made many wonderful friends and enjoyed telling them stories of his long life.
A Memorial Service will be held at Black Mountain Presbyterian Church on Thursday at 1:30 with a Reception to follow in the in the church Fellowship Hall.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials may be made to the Weekday School of Black Mountain Presbyterian Church.
Those who would like to leave words of comfort for the family may do so at

Billy Hoenig
MOREHEAD CITY — Mr. Billy Hoenig, age 54, died on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at Moorehead City. Billy was born on December 13, 1959.
Visitation for Mr. Hoenig will be on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at
Walker’s Funeral Home in Chapel Hill from 7:00PM to 9:00PM.
Funeral services will be at 2:00PM on Thursday, December 16, 2013 at
Farrington Road Baptist Church with interrment at Westwood Cemetary in Carrboro. Walker’s Funeral Home of Chapel Hill is serving the Hoenig family.