Obituaries, July 21, 2014

Jul. 20, 2014 @ 05:18 PM

Geter Gilbert Wilson

DURHAM — Mr. Geter Gilbert Wilson, 81, of Durham died on Saturday, July 19, 2014. He was the son of the late Alex Wilson and Florence Sturgile Wilson. Mr. Wilson served in the US Navy.  He retired from UNC Hospital after 25 years of service as a Chief Electrician. He was a member of Berea Baptist Church, he also loved fishing and was a member of Dave Overman’s Fishing Club. He was preceded in death by his first wife Sally Norma Dellinger Wilson, one brother Ralph Wilson.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Lee Trumbo, two sisters, Anna Kate Cook and Barbara Watts (Bobby), brothers, J.E. Wilson (Amaryllis), Robert Wilson (Evelyn), Willard Wilson (Ann), Frank Wilson (Mary Emily), Arthur Wilson (Nina), David Wilson (Janice), sister-in-law Charlene Wilson.
Memorial services will be held on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Berea Baptist Church. Rev. Phil Mumford will officiate.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: Berea Baptist Church, PO Box 110343, Durham, NC 27709. Online condolences can be made at

Roger Hayes
“Punk” Pope
EFLAND — Mr. Roger “Punk” Hayes Pope, Sr. died Sunday, July 20, 2014, in his home.  He was born in Durham but lived in Efland all his life.  He graduated from Orange High School in the Class of 1965.  He served in the US Army during the Vietnam era.  He retired from Teleflex.  “If it was broken he could fix it.” He cared much for his family and left behind shoes that cannot be filled.
Surviving are his daughter, Chrissy P. Moore (Dennis), Efland, his son,   Roger H. Pope, Jr. (Jodi), Efland, five grandchildren:  Chelsie Sykes Matherly   (Nic), Burlington, Gracelyn Pope, Efland, Avery Pope, Efland, Daniel Moore, Efland, and Maddie Belle Pope, Efland.  He was predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Fannie Pope, his wife of 45 years Shirley, and his brother Ronnie. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Wednesday in Efland United Methodist Church by the Rev. Ken McLean and Rev. Don Pegg.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends following the burial in the church fellowship hall and at other times at his home.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Efland UMC or to Duke Home Care and Hospice.