September 16, 2013
Theodora Greenberg Kodack
Durham – Mrs. Theodora Greenberg Kodack, 92, died Friday afternoon at the Pavilion at Croasdaile Village.
Mrs. Kodack was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She attended the New York City public schools and secretarial college. She was a long time resident of Asheville, being very active in Temple Beth Ha Tephila. She also volunteered her time at St. Joseph’s Hospital. She was an avid gourmet cook. In 2003, she relocated to Durham and Croasdaile Village.
Mrs. Kodack is survived by her children, Wendy Rosenstock, and her husband, John Cangelosi, of Chapel Hill, NC, James Rosenstock, and his wife, Bridget, of Fayetteville, NC; step-daughter, Stephanie Garza, and her husband, David, of Austin, TX; step-son, Larry Kodack, of Durham, NC. She also is survived by five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ira Rosenstock and Albert Kodack; and her brother, Martin Greenberg.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at 3 p.m. in Few Chapel at Croasdaile Village. Officiating will be Rev. Denise Waters.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Beth Ha Tephila Congregation, 43 N. Liberty St., Asheville, NC 28801 or to National Osteoporosis Foundation, 1150 17th Street, NW Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036.
The Rosenstock and Kodack families are under the care of Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home. Online condolences may be submitted to www.howertonbryan.com, select obituaries.
DURHAM - Stella Mousmoules departed this life Friday, September 13 following a brief illness. She was born December 9, 1927 in Durham to the late Andrew and Zoi Mousmoules. Her parents were founding members of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Barbara, where Stella was also a devoted member. She worked tirelessly for the church as a volunteer and for its fundraising efforts over many years.
A graduate of Durham High School in 1945 and Duke University, she was retired from Duke Medical Center and later worked at the Environmental Protection Agency. She was a member of the Philoptochos Society. Stella was also involved in the community tutoring children in reading and visiting nursing home residents.
Surviving are her nephews, Andrew and Jordan Mousmoules of Chapel Hill. She was pre-deceased by her sister, Paula M. Heonis; and brothers, James A. and John A. Mousmoules.
The funeral liturgy will be 2 p.m., Wednesday from St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, with Fr. Stavroforos Mamaies presiding. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may visit 6-8 p.m., Tuesday at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, with the Trisagion service at 7.
Donations in Stella’s memory may be to St. Barbara Church Building Fund, 8306 Hwy. 751, Durham 27713. On-line memorials: hallwynne.com.
James Eugene Watkins
MEBANE – This is the Home Going of James Eugene Watkins who died September 14, 2013 at UNC Hospital. Born September 17, 1948 in Durham County, Mr. Watkins was the son of the late Virginia Thomas Watkins and Curtis Eugene Watkins. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Leon Watkins; and a sister, Ireane Potts. Mr. Watkins was a retired plumber.
Mr. Watkins is survived by his wife, Sharon Gentry Meeks Watkins, of Mebane; a step-son, Kendall Meeks Sr. and wife, Gina; a step-daughter, Susan Meeks Stevens and husband, Matt; three step-grandchildren; two sisters, Nancy Johnson, of Stem, and Katie Jackson, of South Carolina; two brothers, Dwight Watkins, of Hurdle Mills, and Jerry Watkins, of Yanceyville; one aunt, Helen Hughes, of Durham; and 29 nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m., Tuesday at Friendly Hills Baptist Church, Hillsborough, officiated by Rev. Bobby Tate. The visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church. Interment will be in Rosewood Cemetery, Hillsborough.
Pallbearers will be Nicholas Stevens, Matt Stevens, Kendall Meeks Sr., Kendall Meeks II, Chad Parnell and John John Potts.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.