September 23, 2013

Sep. 23, 2013 @ 01:15 PM


Raymond Alexander Summey

DURHAM — Raymond Alexander Summey, 94, of Durham died at the Pittsboro Christian Village on Saturday, September 21, 2013. Mr. Summey  was  a  Army Veteran of WWII and was awarded The Bronze Star and The Purple Heart.  He was a member of Northgate Chapel and was a speaker at several Chapel Assemblies. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Gladys Overton Summey.  He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Hudson Funeral Chapel.  Speaker will be Scott Pierce. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. one hour prior to the service at Hudson Funeral Home. Flowers are acceptable. Online condolences can be made at




Benny Gordon Pipkin

OXFORD — Benny Gordon Pipkin of Oxford died Saturday, September 21, 2013 in Duke University Hospital. Benny was the son of the late Nellie Magdaline Johnson Pipkin and Jesse James Pipkin. He was also was predeceased by a brother, Jimmy Pipkin.

Benny attended Durham Public Schools. His lifelong employment was as a skilled laborer, primarily in the construction business. Benny loved his family and was devoted to his wife, Ann. He will be missed by the many friends he encountered in his trip through this life.

Surviving are his wife, Ann Pipkin; two daughters, Peggy Rutledge and Jennifer Pipkin; two stepdaughters, Cynthia Blackmon and Gina Blackmon Butler; two stepsons, Mickey Blackmon and Toby Blackmon; two sisters, Janice Pryor and Debbie Medlin; four brothers, Marvin Pipkin, Paul Pipkin, Bill Pipkin and Norman Pipkin; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at 2 p.m. Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham. The family will receive visitors one hour before the service at Clements Funeral Home.

Special thanks to the staff of Duke Hospital Cancer Center and the staff at Duke Hospital who worked to save him and then to keep him comfortable.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at