Obituaries, December 23, 2013

Dec. 25, 2013 @ 05:27 PM

Margaret Hockaday

DURHAM — Margaret Hockaday passed away peacefully and surrounded by family and friends at the Duke Hospice Hock Plaza on Sunday, December 22, 2013 after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Earl Hockaday and her son Lynwood Hockaday. Margaret was a life-long resident of Durham and a loyal employee of Davis Baking Company for 47 years. Until fairly recently, she loved playing Bingo at Town and Country Sportsman Club, where she was once the President of their Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by her devoted son Lester and his wife Linda; her loving daughter Rachel Ellis and husband Brent; 5 grandchildren - Pat, Kevin and Missy Weaver and their spouses Angela and Tracy, and James and Scott Hockaday and their spouses Nicole and Christine; 9 great-grandchildren - Bobby, Tommy Lee, Hunter, Nick, Brooke, Bucky, Cole, Sam and Hannah; as well as 3 sisters - Jewel DeHart, Catherine Peery and Grace Chandler and husband Bob.
A graveside memorial will be held at the Glenn Cemetery on Joyner Rd on Monday, December 23,2013 at 2pm. The family will be at Margaret's home on Summerlin Road in Durham. Flowers or donations to your favorite charity in Margaret's memory are welcomed and appreciated. Online condolences may be made at

Katie Mae Breeze
CEDAR GROVE — Katie Mae Breeze, 101, born to the late Ira and Emma Tapp January 5, 1912, died on Friday, December 20, 2013, in Peak Resources Treyburn, Durham, N.C.
Family Visitation 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday with a 1 p.m. Funeral following in Paynes Chapel AME Church. Burial in Pine Hill Primitive Baptist Church, Hurdle Mills, N.C.
She survived by one son, Delmar E. Breeze (Virginia Faye) of Hillsborough; two daughters, Bessiel Latta (Charlie) of Cedar Grove and Katrina Beasley of Hurdle Mills, N.C.; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Public viewing 10 a.m., Monday in Chavis-Parker Funeral Home. Family receiving friends at the home of Delmar and Faye Breeze, 3704 Walnut Grove Church Road, Hillsborough, N.C.