Obituaries, January 13, 2014

Jan. 16, 2014 @ 05:31 PM


Joseph Daniel “J.D.” Brothers
DURHAM — Joseph Daniel “J.D.” Brothers, Jr., 92, died on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at his home in Croasdaile Village. His leaving is hard to imagine since he couldn’t pass another human being or enter a room without finding out who you were and leaving you with a joke. J.D. was born on January 29, 1921 in Beaufort County, NC to the late Joseph Daniel Brothers, Sr. and Mary Gertrude Clark. He was the youngest of five loving siblings, having been predeceased by Gladys Rigsbee, Vera Larson, Catherine Wagoner, and Marvin J. Brothers.
A member of the greatest generation, J.D. served the U.S. Army in World War II in Central Europe, Northern France, and at Normandy. His service medals include 4 Bronze Service Stars, a Distinguished Conduct Medal, and a Victory Medal among others. He returned to Smithfield, NC to make his home and entered a long career in the tire business. There he met a beautiful girl who became his best friend, lifelong dance partner and loving wife of 67 years, Lessie Mae Barbour.
J.D. and his brother in law, Stewart Rigsbee, established Rigsbee Tire Sales in Durham where he made many friends and became a 67-year member of the Exchange Club of Durham and was instrumental in establishing Durham Exchange Club Industries. J.D. served as president of the club and was named its most outstanding member in 1953. J.D. was an avid golfer and honed his skills, jokes and friendships on the courses of Willowhaven and Croasdaile.
Hunting and training bird dogs was another love of J.D.’s. The family has fond memories of many tales of shooting quail and deer with his cousin, Harvey Brothers (Mildred) on their family farm in Aurora, NC.
J.D. is survived by the family who adored him, his wife Lessie Barbour Brothers, his daughter, Mona Broadway (Henry) of Durham; son, Joe Brothers (Cindy) of Greenville, SC; grandchildren, David Brothers, Lisa Morton (Peter) and Kristen Pleasants (Will). Great grandchildren include Matthew and Grace Morton and Laney Pleasants.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 14, 2014 in the Chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Rev. Ed Denton and Rev. Johnny Hewitt will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.
Friends may visit prior to the service beginning at 1 p.m. at Hall Wynne Funeral Service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lakewood Baptist Church, 2100 Chapel Hill Road, Durham, NC 27707 or Exchange Family Center 3708 Lyckan Parkway, Suite 103, Durham, NC 27707.
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Patsy "Jean" Ann Kearns Perry
DURHAM — Patsy "Jean" Ann Kearns Perry, departed to be with her lord and savior Jesus Christ on January 9, 2014.
She was a devoted member of Mt. Olive AME Zion Church. She served with the mass choir, the missionary society, the general claims committee, and the laymen's council.
She leaves a husband, Andrew A. Perry Sr., and two children, Andrew A. Perry Jr. and Cynthia L. Perry Garland (Terence D. Garland). Also survived by her mother, Ms. Lillie Mae Kearns, and a sister, Deloris Kearns, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 12 noon with the visitation being held one hour prior to service at Mt. Olive AME Zion Church, 1515 W. Club Blvd., Durham, NC, with the Rev. Karim L. Currey officiating. Burial will be at Beechwood Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Fisher Funeral Parlor.


Jean W. Stott
WILSON — Jean W. Stott, 77, of Wilson passed away Saturday.  Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home.  Interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.  The Rev. Doug Radford will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway and other times at the home.
Jean is survived by her husband, Guy V. Stott of the home; her daughters, Lisa S. Gammon and husband, Ronnie of Hillsborough and Sharon E. Walker and husband, Tim of Downingtown, PA; her son, Rev. Kevin Stott and wife, Sherry of Bratt, FL; her eight grandchildren; her two great-grandchildren; her sister, Gail W. Norris of Randleman; her brother, Earl Wilson and wife, Janice of Black Creek; her sister-in-law, Sylvia Wilson of Wilson and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Thelma Wilson and her brother, James Wilson.
The family would like to express their thanks to the staff at DaVita Dialysis Center, WilMed Hospice and Dr.  Al-Haidary for all they have done.  A special thank you to her care giver, Michelle Bryant, for all the love and support she has shown Jean.
Flowers are welcome or memorials may be directed to the First Free Will Baptist Church, 4865 Nash Street N.W., Wilson, NC  27896 or the WilMed Hospice Center, 1705 Tarboro Street S., Wilson, NC  27893
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