Obituaries, December 28, 2013
Charles B. Justice Sr.
DURHAM — Charles B. Justice Sr., 74, departed his life on December 24, 2013.
He leaves to cherish his loving memory his wife, Barbara Farrar Justice; two sons, Charles B. Justice Jr. and Corstandis (Stan) Justice; two daughters, Sara Hill (Tony) and Charlene Bass (John C.); five grandchildren, April Jones, Sha'nirah Justice, Devante Walker, Sha-Ron Justice and Jaheim Justice; four great-grandchildren; cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.
No service and visitation. Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.
Ruby Ann Pair
DURHAM — Funeral Service for Mrs. Ruby Ann Pair of Durham, N.C., will be conducted on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. from the Antioch Baptist Church and the interment will follow in the Creeks Crossing Cemetery in Mebane, N.C. The family will meet with their friends 1 hour before the funeral services. Survivors are three daughters, Ms. Shaquita Williams, Mrs. Sharon Moore Webster, Ms. Dennice Pair; two sons, Mr. Kevin Pair (Angela), Mr. Christopher Pair; two sisters, Ms. Ramola Evans, Ms. Dellura Riley; 1 grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Final care and arrangements are entrusted to Hanes Funeral Service.
Ronald L. Snipes
DURHAM — Mr. Ronald L. Snipes, 67, of 413 Melbourne Street, died Monday, December 23, 2013 at the VA Hospital, Durham, North Carolina. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Brenda A. Snipes, three children, Rhonda Snipes, Tiffany Royster and Ronald L. Snipes, Jr.
His service will be conducted at First Calvary Baptist Church, Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:00 noon, 1311 Morehead Avenue. The family will receive friends on Monday at the church one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.
Patricia Anne Redmond Elliott
EFLUND — Mrs. Patricia Anne Redmond Elliott, 68, died Thursday, December 26, 2013. She was a native of Leesburg, Va., where she lived for the first 16 years of her life. She married Thomas Elliott who was in the armed forces, the Marines and Army the first 7 years of marriage. She followed her husband as he entered into the ministry for the next 34 years supporting him and the church and caring for their family in Tennessee and North Carolina.
She is survived by her husband, Rev. Dr. Thomas Elliott; two daughters, Pamela E. Champion (Jimmy), Efland, and Nicole E. Phillips (Ricky), Efland; three sons, Mark Elliott (Wendy), Durham, Doug Elliott (Dorothy), Timberlake, and Paul Elliott (Dalisa), S.C.; 8 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her mother, Jessie V. Redmond, and her brother, Neale Redmond.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday in Walker’s Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Efland UMC Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be 9:30-10:50 a.m. Monday in the funeral home.
Flowers are acceptable or memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, www.americanheart.org, or to the NC Baptist Children’s Home.
Ernest Lloyd Riggsbee
CARRBORO — Ernest Lloyd Riggsbee, age 97, was born on January 28, 1916. He passed away after a brief illness on December 24 in his home, surrounded by his family. He was born, raised, and spent his entire life living in Carrboro, except for four years serving in the Army Air Force during World War II in the Pacific. Upon his return, he was co-owner of Andrews-Riggsbee Grocery Store until he began his career in commercial and residential real estate.
In 1947 he married Mabel Corriher of China Grove, NC, and they were together for 66 years until his passing. He was predeceased by his parents, Willie and Grace Riggsbee, brother Bruce Riggsbee, and sister Mary Lois Morgan.
He is survived by his wife Mabel and four children, Ned (Jan) Riggsbee, Becky Riggsbee, Tina (Buzz) Floyd, and Linda (Scott) Jens, and six grandchildren, Jacob Riggsbee; Hannah, Glenn, and Trent Floyd; and Erik and Noah Jens. Ernest is also survived by his beloved niece Beverly Dickinson of Chapel Hill.
Ernest was constant in his generosity toward his family and extended that generosity to many others in need. He was an honorable man and loyal to his many friends. Even in his advanced years, Ernest maintained a quick wit and sense of fun. He will be greatly missed and his family treasures their memories of him.
The family extends their deepest gratitude to Dr. Pat Guiterras for his exceptional medical care given over the decades.
Services will be held on Monday, December 30, at Carrboro United Methodist Church, with visitation at 1:00 p.m. and funeral services at 2:00 p.m. Graveside service will follow at Westwood Cemetery Carrboro.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at 7721 Six Forks Rd., Suite 136, Raleigh, NC 27615. Online donations may be made at jdrf.org/get-involved/ways-to-donate.
Marvin “Uncle Marvin” Rogers
MEBANE — Mr. Marvin “Uncle Marvin” Rogers, 97, passed to be with his Lord Wednesday, December 25, 2013. A native of Northern Orange County, he was the son of the late Ira Stambre and Bessie Wilkerson Rogers. He was a retired farmer who spent his life loving his family and farming. Prior to that he served his country during WWII in the United States Navy. He was a lifelong member and Deacon of Mt. Adar Baptist Church and a charter member of the Cedar Grove Ruritan Club.
He is survived by his daughter, Linda I. Rogers, and his son, Stephen F. Rogers.
He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Ruth Rich Rogers; two brothers, Linwood Josiah Rogers and Irving Hughes Rogers; and three sisters, Irma Rogers Allen, Pauline Rogers Russell and Virginia Rogers Collett.
The family will have visitation 1:30-2:45 p.m. at the church. The funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, December 28, 2013, at Mt. Adar Baptist Church by Pastor Susan Pasour. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive family and friends following the service in the church fellowship hall and other times at the home, 6703 Corbett Ridge Rd., Mebane.
The family would like to thank the home care providers and the members of the Corbett Ridge Community for all their love and support during the past several months. A special thank you to the members of Mt. Adar Baptist Church who loved and cared for Uncle Marvin during his 97 years. Memorials can be made to Mt. Adar Baptist Church, 7503 NC Hwy 49, Mebane, NC 27302.