Obituaries, July 12, 2014

Jul. 11, 2014 @ 05:28 PM


Nathan Andrew Carey
DURHAM — Nathan Andrew Carey, 26, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at his home. He was born in Polk County, FL to Dennis Morgan Carey and Jana Beth Kimball, both of Durham.
Andrew loved the outdoors, hiking, camping and bike riding. He loved his family and friends. He was an avid fantasy writer, an advocate for medical marijuana legislation reform, and an advocate for research for alveolar soft part sarcoma. He graduated from Riverside High School in June 2007 and was a member of the Durham Science Fiction Writers Meet-Up Group. He always had a thirst for knowledge.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Justin Allyn Carey of Durham, and grandmother, Beth Kimball of Durham.
A funeral service will be held 3 p.m., Saturday at Grey Stone Church with Dr. Clay Waters officiating. Burial will follow at Palmer’s Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Duke Sarcoma Research Fund in care of Dr. Richard Riedel. Box 3198, DUMC, Durham, NC, 27710.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc., in Durham, N.C. Online condolences may be made at


Margie Wilkins Dean Bumgarner
OXFORD — Margie Wilkins Dean Bumgarner, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in Granville Medical Center. She was a native of Granville County, the widow of the late Wilson T. Dean and Herman A. Bumgarner. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church serving for many years as a choir member, past Sunday School Teacher and assistant pianist. She was involved in the founding of the Berea Fire Department, a past member of the Granville County Cattleman’s Association. She was a retired state employee at Butner and was a homemaker.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 3:00 PM in Mt. Zion Baptist Church by the Rev. Eddie Mauldin and Rev. Keith Williams. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Surviving are her daughters, Mary Ellen Johnson Kinney of Ayden, Margie Rose Bumgarner Clark of Charlotte; sons, Jerry W. Dean of Rougemont and Wilson Thomas Dean of MO; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brothers, Brindell and Archie Wilkins, and grandson, William Daniel.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 1:30 PM until 3:00 PM prior to the services in the fellowship hall of the church.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to the Alzheimer Foundation, 742 N. Main Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526 or to the Berea Fire Department, 1213 Hwy 158, Oxford, NC 27565.
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Eugenia Speed Baird
HILLSBOROUGH — Eugenia Speed Baird passed peacefully in her sleep the morning of July 11, 2014 at Brookshire Nursing Center in Hillsborough, where she had been a resident for the last 3-1/2 years. Mrs. Baird was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, whose life was guided by her deep Christian faith and filled with her devotion to and love for her family.
Mrs. Baird was born in Durham, NC on September 5, 1918 to Henry and Lillian Speed. She was the youngest of 6 children and a graduate of Durham High School. She was married for 64 years to David Baird, Sr. who predeceased her in 2011. She was also predeceased by her youngest son, Paul, in 1982.
Mrs. Baird is survived by her daughter, Karen Baird Daniel of Hillsborough, and her son, David Baird, Jr., of Burgaw, NC. Also surviving Mrs. Baird are 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive visitors from 7:00pm to 8:00pm Monday, July 14, at Walkers Funeral Home in Hillsborough. A graveside service will be held at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church on Tuesday, July 15th, at 2:00pm. Memorial remembrances may be made to the church’s cemetery fund.


Lucile Bryan Stevens
GARNER — Lucile Bryan Stevens died on July 6, 2014 in the same home in Garner, NC in which she was born almost 101 years earlier. She was the middle child of five daughters born to the late Helen and Sam Bryan of Garner. The o1der sisters were Frances and Elizabeth; the younger two were Kathleen and Josephine. Also, living with the family was Lucile’s Grandma Broughton and her two cousins Katherine and Clyde Broughton. She and her sisters attended Garner schools and in 1934 she graduated from Duke University. Following her graduation she taught school in Nahunta, NC in Wayne County. There she lived with her professional colleagues in the local teacherage. After three years Lucile moved to Smithfield, NC to teach fifth grade. It was there she married Ralph Sanders Stevens whom she met after church one Sunday. After their marriage she continued her teaching career and he ran the local hardware store. Ralph enlisted in World War II and was killed in action in Italy on December 22, 1943. The last time the couple saw each other Lucile was pregnant with their daughter, Dorothy Elizabeth “Beth” Stevens, who was later born on October 3, 1943. By that time Lucile had returned to Garner to live with her parents and younger sister. She resumed her teaching career there in 1946. During the years that followed she touched the lives of hundreds of students, teaching some of the most prominent citizens of Garner who all fondly remember their time in her classroom. Lucile was until her recent decline in health an active member of the Garner United Methodist Church. She remained an engaged citizen of Garner and was involved in a number of community pursuits and pastimes including her bridge club, her book club and her birthday club for more than 60 years. Lucile was especially fond of the time she spent with family and friends at her cottage on the Neuse River near Oriental, NC.
She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth “Beth” Stevens Davis, son-in-law, William Javan “Jay” Davis of Rougemont, NC, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins from throughout the country all of whom she loved dearly.
Her funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 12th at Garner United Methodist Church followed by a reception. Interment will occur at 3:00 pm the same day at Riverside Cemetery in Smithfield, NC.
Memorial gifts may be sent to Garner United Methodist Church, 201 Methodist Dr., Garner, NC 27529.
Arrangements by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner, NC.


Marie R. King
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Marie R. King, age 91, a resident of West Palm Beach, Florida for 58 years, passed away on July 11, 2014. She was born in Wake County, N.C. on February 2, 1923.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George Connie Ray and Katie Bell Stanley Ray; four brothers, Clellan, Graham, Jack, and Connie Lee; and a special friend, Jerry Bocchino.
Marie was a member of First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach. She was a professional photographer and the owner of House of Portraits in West Palm Beach until health problems caused her to retire. She was a resident at St. James Residence and later at Darcy Hall.
She leaves behind wonderful memories for her two surviving sisters, Elsie Goss (John) of New Hill, N.C., and Mary Ann Saitta of Durham, N.C.; Donna Bocchino of New York, who was like a daughter; many loving nieces and nephews; and many friends who assisted her in her declining years, especially Pat Block and Tom Marinello.
Marie was a loving and giving person her whole life and will be missed by many. A memorial service will be held for her in Durham, N.C., at a later date.