December 30, 2012

Dec. 29, 2012 @ 05:17 PM

Edith Burcham Boyd

DURHAM — Edith Burcham Boyd, 95, of Durham died on Thursday, December 27, 2012. She was the daughter of the late Charles Henry Burcham and Clellie Idessa Wilson Burcham. She retired from GTE and was also a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Murphy Robert Boyd Jr.; one daughter, Dianne Galbraith; and one brother, William E. Burcham.
She is survived by one son, Murphy Robert Boyd III; one daughter, Billie Burcham Boyd; two grandchildren, Henry Eugene Harrison III and Patrick Boyd Harrison and wife, Molly Perkins Harrison; two great-grandchildren, Burch and Sarah Sage; three nieces, Priscilla, Susan and Becky.
The Memorial service will be held on Monday at 1 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Miriam Saxon will officiate. A committal service will be held at Woodlawn Memorial Park at 3 p.m.
The family will receive friends on Monday after the services at Hudson Funeral Home. Donations can be made to Duke Hospice, 4321 Medical Park Drive, Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704. Flowers are acceptable. Online condolences can be made at

Arnetta Perry Shearin
DURHAM - Memorial service for Mrs. Arnetta Perry Shearin, 75, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2438 S. Alston Avenue. Family visitation, 1 hour prior to service.
She was a retired Clinical Social Worker with the V.A. Medical Center.

Elgie Yates
DURHAM — Mrs. Elgie Yates died on December 28, 2012.
Mrs. Elgie Yates was the daughter of Frank and Maggie Poythress.
She was the widow of Doug Yates.
Elgie was a long-time member of Carrboro Baptist Church and attended New Hope Church.
Surviving her is her son and daughter-in-law, Sonny and Teresa Yates; her three grandchildren, Lorean Stanfield, Kelsey and Sydnee Yates; and 2 great-grandchildren, Micah (2) and Asher (5mo) Stanfield.
A visitation service is scheduled for Wednesday, January 2, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at Walkers Funeral Home in Chapel Hill.
A memorial funeral service is scheduled for Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Walkers Funeral Home in Chapel Hill. Burial will be in the Westwood Cemetery in Carrboro following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either UNC Hospice Care or UNC Cancer hospital.

Thelma Cates Hilliard

GRAHAM - Mrs. Thelma Cates Hilliard, 97, of 2502 NC Highway 119 South, Mebane, passed away at 5:30 p.m. on December 26, 2012 at the Presbyterian Home of Hawfields after several years of declining health.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Burlington and Cane Creek Baptist Church. She was very active in Church Sunday School and church activities, The Roundtable Circle, Bereavement Committee and Meals on Wheels. She was born in Orange County, and after retiring from Western Electric, she did daycare for her grandsons.
Survivors include her daughter, Susan Hilliard Martin, Chapel Hill; grandsons, Josh Martin and Tucker Martin, both of Chapel Hill; and her great granddaughter, Kenna Martin, Chapel Hill.
She is proceeded in death by her husband, William Price Hilliard; and parents, Dave Cates and Vannie Cates.
The family will receive friends at the First Baptist Church of Burlington on Monday, December 31, 2012 from 2 p.m. until service time at 3 p.m., with services to be held in the church chapel. Dr. Dale O. Steele will be officiating, with the burial to take place at Alamance Memorial Park.
Mrs. Hilliard’s body will remain at the McClure Funeral Home, Graham until taken to the church for the service.
Online Condolences may be sent to the family

Lucien C. Faust

Oct 23, 1931 – Dec 22, 2012
CHAPEL HILL — Lucien C. Faust died unexpectedly on December 22, 2012 at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
He was born in Glendale, California, to Dorothy Shaw Faust and John Bernard Faust. As the son of a State Department diplomat, he grew up in many places, including France, Portugal, Chile, Honduras, South Carolina, California, New York and Lebanon. Lucien graduated from Stanford University in 1953, before serving in the Army from 1954 to 1955 in Germany and California. He received a Masters in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1959. He worked as a planner for Charlotte and Chapel Hill, and as the Planning Director for the City of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, from 1966 to 1996.
Lucien was inquisitive about a tremendous variety of topics including the science of space exploration, technology, current events, and anthropology. He was an avid reader. He practiced meditation for over 40 years. His interest in global issues fostered ongoing correspondence with the alumni of the American Community School of Beirut, Lebanon, where he graduated in 1949. For many years he was an active member of Kiwanis and Toastmasters. In retirement in the Triangle area of North Carolina, he attended courses at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Duke University for 10 years, enjoying the wide variety of topics offered, in particular memoir-writing courses and symposia. Lucien published his own memoir in 2012: To the Golden Years, and Beyond. What It’s Been Like.
Lucien was devoted to his family and is survived by his companion and wife of 52 years, Rosmarie A. Fussenegger Faust; daughter, Annamarie Streilein and former husband, Robert Streilein of Durham; son, John Faust and partner, Corey McCannon of Oakland, California; and daughter, Susan Eissenberg and husband, Michael Eissenberg of Evergreen, Colorado; grandchildren, Jacob, Madeline and Peter Streilein and Emily and Dorothy Anna Eissenberg; his sister, Claire McMurray and husband, Clifford McMurray of Norman, Oklahoma; niece, Fern Thung; and nephew, Owen Stephens of Norman, Oklahoma. Lucien’s brother, Owen Faust, preceded him in death.
Family and friends will gather for a celebration of Lucien’s life at Carol Woods Retirement Community on Sunday, January 20 at 2 p.m.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Carol Woods Charitable Fund, 750 Weaver Dairy Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Online condolences can be sent to the family via the Cremation Society of the Carolinas website at, which includes a memorial and photo gallery.

Audrey Joy Gentry
HILLSBOROUGH – Audrey Joy Gentry, of Hillsborough, died Friday afternoon in UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Mrs. Gentry was born in Reading, England to the late Florence Edith Austin Peacock and Ernest Walter Peacock. She was predeceased by her husband, Kendell Streat Gentry. Mrs. Gentry was a homemaker and member of Friendly Hills Baptist Church.
Surviving are four daughters, Sandra Parnell and husband, Robert, of Ramseur, Sharon M. Watkins and husband, James, of Mebane, Carol Hill of Prospect Hill, Gillian L. Gentry-Turner and husband, Clinton, of Cedar Grove; five sons, Terence Gentry and wife, Patsy, of Burlington, Gerald Gentry and wife, Laura, Larry Gentry, Malcom Gentry and Trevor Gentry, all of Hillsborough; and 17 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, Dec. 31 at 2 p.m. in Friendly Hills Baptist Church in Hillsborough by Rev. Bobby Tate and Rev. Don Guthrie. Burial will be in Rosewood Cemetery. The family will receive visitors Sunday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home in Hillsborough. 
Pallbearers will be Wesley Hill, Dylan Parnell, Kendall Meeks Sr., Kendall Meeks Jr., Steven Gentry, Seth Parnell, Chad Parnell and Nicholas Stevens.
The family is being assisted in Hillsborough by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at

Janie Moore Rogers

RALEIGH - Janie Moore Rogers, 76, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, December 28, 2012 surrounded by her family. Janie was born on September 27, 1936 in Nash County to the late Ernest Wayne Moore and Anna Mae Cone Moore. She graduated from Hugh Morrison High School in 1954 and went on to further her education at Meredith College and Campbell University. She married the love of her life, William James “Bill” Rogers, on June 28, 1958. Janie was a primary grade school teacher for many years in the public school system, the preschool director at Calvary Baptist Preschool, and for 27 years, a primary grade teacher at Ravenscroft School.
A celebration of Janie’s Life will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, December 31, 2012 at Bay Leaf Baptist Church, 12200 Bayleaf Church Road, Raleigh 27614, with Dr. Marty Jacumin, Dr. Roger Nix, Dr. Don Gilbert and Reverend Chad Hood officiating.
Burial will be at Raleigh Memorial Park, 7501 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh 27612.
Surviving her are her husband, Bill Rogers; sons, Wayne Rogers and wife, Denise, of Wake Forest, and David Rogers and wife, Renea, of Unicoi, Tenn.; daughter, Tammie Rogers Overton and husband, Bob, of Durham; grandchildren, Nicholas “Nick” Rogers, Laura Rogers, and Robin Overton.
The Rogers family will receive relatives and friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, December 30, 2012 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service and Crematory, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale 27545 and other times at her home in Raleigh.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105 and Bay Leaf Baptist Church Missions, 12200 Bayleaf Church Road, Raleigh 27614.
Condolences to the family may be made at under Obituaries.

Robin C. Burke

HURON, OH – Robin C. Burke, 51, of Huron died Wednesday December 26, 2012 at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, after a brief illness.
Robin was born February 9, 1961 in Durham. She earned her Network Administrator Certification from ICTS, Alexandria, Va. and work in various positions for Lab Corp, Research Triangle Park, Sun Microsystems, Milpitas, Calif., and Norrell Information Services, Greenville, S.C., before moving to Huron.
Robin was a free and loving spirit who loved life, her family, and spending time with her only grandson Dylan, her little “Dyl-Pickle”. She was a true Carolina Girl who loved the sunshine and sandy beaches.
She is survived by her husband, Mark Hyde; two sons, Dustin and Tyler; one grandson, Dylan; her father, David Burke Sr.; stepmother, Jo Anne; stepfather, Jerry Kapiko; three sisters, Kathi Lehew, Lizabeth Kallail, and Traci and Ken  Boschert; one brother, David Burke Jr.; her maternal grandmother, Mildred Hester of Durham; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Janet (Hester) Kapiko.
A memorial service for Robin is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Graystone Baptist Church in Durham.
Online condolences may be shared at
Foster Funeral Home & Crematory, 410 Main Street, Huron, is handling the arrangements.