April 2, 2013
Faye Doss Currie
DURHAM - Mrs. Faye Doss Currie, 72, beloved mother and grandmother, departed this life on Monday, April 01, 2013, into the presence of her loving heavenly Father.
Mrs. Currie was born in Pittsylvania, Virginia to the late James Lewis Brown and Nora Belle Reynolds Brown. She retired after 27 years from the Durham Public Schools as a Cafeteria Manager. She was a member of Gorman Baptist Church and the Summerlin Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her brother, James A. Brown.
She is survived by her sons, William Doss of Hillsborough and David Doss (Lee) of Mebane; three daughters, Rita Schmidt and Sandra Shambley (Mike), both of Durham, Theresa Doss Balmer of Newton Grove; step-daughter, Kim Black (Terry) of Wake Forest; sister, Sonja Wilson (Ron) of Prescott Valley, Az.; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a former sister-in-law and great friend, Sandra Brown.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Gorman Baptist Church. Dr. C.J. Bordeaux will officiate. Interment will be in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home and other times at the home. Flowers are acceptable or donations can be made to Gorman Baptist Church, 3315 E. Geer Street, Durham, NC 27704. Online condolences can be made at www.hudsonfuneralhome.com.
Michael Wayne Green
DURHAM - Mr. Michael Wayne Green, 58, departed his life on March 26, 2013. He is survived by daughters, Shannon Spencer, Tora Bostic, Tomeka Jackson, Sheryl Bostic, Ericka Goody; and son, Mike Mitchell; three sisters; two brothers; and 21 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Southside Church of Christ at 1 p.m. and visitation at 12 noon.
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.
Reverend ZD Harris
DURHAM - Reverend ZD Harris, a native of Pitt County, NC, was born to the late John & Bessie Harris on August 23, 1923. After a brief illness he departed this life on Thursday, March 28, 2013 with his loved ones at his side. He was educated in the Pitt County School System. In 1943, he was united in marriage to the former Lucy Battle. He received his high school equivalency certificate from the Teamer School of Religion in Charlotte, NC. There he was awareded an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree.
From the Cherry Lane FWB Church, be began his preaching ministry in 1945. He pastored 8 churches in Eastern North Carolina. In 1959, he received a word from the Lord to go to Durham "to pay off the old man's debt" Rev Cox at the Oak Grove UAFWB Church to fulfill God's vision for the church. During this vision, he preached with strong vigor and shepherded his flock with love and God's guidance. He instituted many organizations to strengthen the spiritual growth of the members. The church overflowed with standing room only. His dynamic messages invited the spirit to flow throughout the sanctuary. Oak Grove became known as the "Holy Ghost Corner!" From this ministry, he founded the Oak Grove UAFWB North and South Carolina Annual Convention.
Rev. Harris was very active within the Durham community. He was an active participant in the Civil Right Movement in the 1960s-joining the marches and being jailed for the rights of all. He was a member of the Durham Chapter of the NAACP, Durham Chapter of the SCLC, Durham Minister's Association, trustee board of the NCCU Campus Ministry, NC Prison Chaplain Committee, Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Durham, where he initiated The Annual Citywide Revival. In addition, he was appointed chairman of the Citizen's Advisory Committee for more than 15 years by the Governor (in session).
He was the first local Pastor given an opportunity to preach at Duke Chapel. His message was "Who would have thought it?" His life and preaching style have been recorded in textbooks used by the divinity students at Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill.
In 1991, Rev. Harris initiated a Prayer Vigil for the Durham Community against crime and destruction. He, Rev. Cunningham and others met every Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church to pray on behalf of the city. In 1998 he chaired the committee that brought Durham its first City-wide Crusade for Christ which was held at the "New" Durham Bulls Ballpark to focus on Unity and Reconciliation between Denominations and Races. In 1999 he chaired the committee that brought Durham its first "All-Night Prayer Service for Pastors and Preachers." In 2002 he chaired the committee of the 70 days Tent Revival "Durham for Jesus" held in two locations in the city. For many years, Rev. Harris was well known for "Standing in the Gap" in fervent prayer against the storms.
He received several honors and awards over the years for his community service. In 2010, he became a Lecture Series Honoree established by NCCU United Christian Campus Ministry.
He was able to communicate and work effectively with all people regardless of their race, gender, creed, economics and religious affiliation. Many souls and lives were touched and changed by his LIFE.
His service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, at Oak Grove UAFWB Church, 801 Colfax St. Interment will follow in Markham Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends this evening at the church from 6 to 8 p.m.
Reverend Harris is survived by his wife, Lucy B. Harris; daughter, Theresa Hodges; stepson, John Battle; and one sister, Mary Louise Phillips.
Arrangements by Burthey Funeral Service.
Virginia Ann Hawley
ROUGEMONT — Mrs. Virginia Ann Hawley, age 67, of 4355 Mount Harmony Church Road in Rougemont passed away on Thursday, March 28th at the Brian Rehabilitation Center in Durham.
Mrs. Virginia Ann Hawley leaves to cherish her memory Jeanette Bailey (husband John) of Durham; Nathaniel D. Hawley, of Oxon Hill, MD; Lisa H. Thorpe of Morrisville, Jeffery M. Hawley (wife Donna) of Hurdle Mills, Rita Cooper (husband Terry) of Oxford, Ann Crudup (husband Thomas) of Butner, and Pamela Oliver (God Daughter) of Roxboro. Mrs. Virginia Ann Hawley is also survived by Walter McGhee Jr. (Jean) of Leasburg; and Sylvia Daye, Joseph McGhee, Larry McGhee, Geraldine McGhee, and Yorke McGhee, all of Durham. Mrs. Virginia Ann Hawley is also survived by five sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; 20 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; in addition to a host of additional relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Monday, April 1st from 1 to 7 p.m. at Hester, Whitted and Daye Funeral Service in Roxboro. The funeral service will be held today, April 2nd at 2 p.m. at Siloam Missionary Baptist Church in Rougemont. Apostle Mable R. Weaver will officiate. Burial will follow in the Allen-Hawley Cemetery in Rougemont.
Hester, Whitted and Daye Funeral Service is in charge of the service for Mrs. Virginia Ann Hawley. Funeral information can be accessed and online condolences can be sent to the family via the internet at HWDFuneral.com.
Michael Dwayne Huey
DURHAM - Michael Dwayne Huey, 48, departed his life on March 30, 2013.
He is survived by his parents, Rev. Albert & Dorothy L. Huey; sister, Michelle Hill, (Ben); son, Christopher D. Huey; a special niece, Madison; loving grandmother; and a host of special aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Funeral services will be held at West Durham Baptist Church, 1901 Athens Street, Durham, NC on Thursday, at 1 p.m. with visitation at 11:30 a.m.
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.
Joseph Lloyd Taylor
DURHAM - Funeral service for Joseph Lloyd Taylor will be held today at 1 p.m. at West Durham Baptist Church. Family visitation will be one hour before the service.
Survivors include: daughters, Angel, Sheri, Arlene, April, Fonshaunna (Anthony), Star; sons, Joseph L. Jr., Tony (Tenal), Tyrone, Damian; father, John F. Gunn; sisters, Joyce Riley (Bobby), Galoria Swann (John), Nadine Bishop (Theo), Jane Brown (Bobby), Johnetta Gunn, Marilyn Couch.
Arrangements by Fisher Funeral Parlor.
Kelly Christopher “K.C.” Utley
DURHAM — Funeral services for Kelly Christopher “K.C.” Utley, 86, of 1527 Nixon St., will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 2508 Crest Street. Family visitation, one hour prior to service.
He was a U.S. Army 20 year retired veteran and had worked for 20 years at Duke University.
Survivors include his wife, Elva Ann Utley; sons, Kelly C. Utley Jr. and Melvin Utley (Linda); two grandchildren; brothers, Charles Utley, Carl Utley and Julian Utley; sister-in-law, Naomi T. Jackson (Rayfield); brothers-in-law, Robert L. Thompson (Jackie) and William L. Thompson.
Viewing, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at Fisher Funeral Parlor.
Lucille Morris Farrell
PITTSBORO — Mrs. Mary Lucille Morris Farrell, 86, of Hanks Chapel Road, Pittsboro, died April 1, 2013 at Cambridge Hills in Pittsboro.
Mrs. Farrell was born in Rockingham on April 15, 1926, a daughter of James Michael Morris and Maude Poplin Morris. She retired from Chatham Mills after 40 plus years of service. Mrs. Farrell was a long time member of Hanks Chapel United Church of Christ.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Gail and David Collins of Pittsboro; sons and daughters-in-law, Lacy and Patti Farrell of Chapel Hill, Mike and April Farrell of Sanford; brother, John Wayland Farrell of Pittsboro; four grandchildren, Jason and Amanda Collins, CJ and Courtney Farrell; and two great-grandchildren, Gavin and Jacklynn; several nieces and nephews. The family would also like to extend a special thank you to Jane Mason, who Lucille thought of as her second daughter. Mrs. Farrell was predeceased by her husband, Clifton Howard Farrell; a brother; and a sister.
The service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Lucille Morris Farrell will be held at 11 o’clock Wednesday morning, April 3, 2013 at Hanks Chapel United Church of Christ, with Pastor Bob Wachs presiding. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home, and at other times at the residence of Gail and David Collins.
Online condolences: www.hallwynne.com, select Obituaries.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 8300 Health Park # 10, Raleigh, NC 27615.
Arrangements for Mrs. Farrell are under the care of Hall – Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.
Mary Anne Myers
CLEVELAND, VIRGINIA — Mary Anne Myers, 75, of Cleveland, Virginia, passed away on her birthday, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. The daughter of the late Mattie Skeen Stuart and Herman Myers, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Patsy Ashbrook Wingfield.
Mary Anne cared deeply for others, working for many years as a Psychiatric Practical Nurse and volunteering for various organizations throughout her life. Mary Anne treasured animals, and instilled in her family a profound love and care for all creatures.
Surviving are children, Jeffrey Michael Watkins of Martinsville, VA, Jaye Watkins Schissel and husband, John A. of San Francisco, CA and Kelly Watkins Massoud of Richmond, VA; grandchild, Nadia H. Massoud of San Francisco; one niece; two nephews; and beloved companion, Trippy.
Funeral services were held at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 29, at Owens Funeral Service Chapel in Lebanon, Virginia. Interment followed on Saturday at Russell Memorial Cemetery in Lebanon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the animal charity ACHASi (www.achasi.org), founded by daughter Jaye, or to your favorite animal organization.
Condolences may be made to the Myers family at www.owensfuneralservice.com.
Mary Leah Nachamson Wynn
STAMFORD, CT - Mary Leah Nachamson Wynn, 96, passed away peacefully at home on March 30, 2013. She resided at Edgehill in Stamford, Connecticut since 1999. Formerly, she lived in South Florida with her husband, Harold Wynn, who passed away August 6,1998. Mary was the sixth daughter of eight girls and one boy, the ninth child. She is the last member of the Nachamson family to have lived.
Mary was born in Kinston, North Carolina on June 8th 1916. Shortly after her birth, her parents, Jenny Lee Bloom & Eli Hillel Nachamson, moved from Kinston to Durham, North Carolina where Mary grew up. They started the first United Department Stores in the south. All the children worked alongside their mama & papa in the store throughout their youth.
Both parents had beautiful singing voices. Music, singing, and dancing were a way of life in their home. Mary was the child who had the gift of voice. She was known as “the little girl with the big voice.” After high school, she studied music and voice in New York City as a (collatura) soprano. She was going to continue her studies in Italy when Mussolini came into power and her trip was cancelled. As fate had it, she stayed in New York performing in night clubs, auditioning for Broadway shows and continuing her studies in opera. She met the love of her life, Harold Wynn of Brooklyn, New York, who came to see her sing week after week. They were married January 18, 1942. During WWII, Harold served in the US Army Air Corp as a Chief Warrant Officer.
They began a warm, loving, close-knit family with the birth of Jennifer Lapine, December 1944. In 1948, they moved to Miami Beach, Florida where another daughter, Marvi Segal, was born November, 1948. A son, Kenneth Hill Wynn, was born August, 1950. Mary continued to sing wherever she lived. She sang for hospital functions, March of Dimes, Cerebal Palsy benefits, Temple Beth Sholom functions and choir, community events in Miami Beach and Miami, as well as numerous family reunions and special occasions.
In 1958, the Wynn family moved to South Miami. She became an interior designer, and with her artistic talents, she designed homes, apartments and business showrooms. She also planned unusual and creative party events and fundraisers. Most of all, she was a loving, devoted, and caring wife, mother and homemaker.
Mary was fun loving, beautiful, witty, kind and and a giving and generous person. As an artist, she gave her children the inherent knowledge of how art makes people more humane. For all who knew her or heard her sing, her magnificent clear-toned soprano voice will sing in our hearts forever.
Mary’s mother’s last words were, “always be good to each other” a family motto taught to her by her parents and a belief she always lived and passed on to her children throughout her life.
She is survived by her three children, Jennifer Lapine and her husband, Mark Lapine, of Stamford, Connecticut, Marvi Segal and her husband, Mike Segal, of Chiefland, Florida, and Kenneth Wynn and his wife, Patti Wynn, of Miami, Florida; three grandchildren, Seth Lapine and his wife, Eve, of Stamford, Connecticut, Noah Lapine and his wife, Holly Lapine, of Stamford, Connecticut and Sarna Lapine of New York City, New York; and six great grandchildren, Olivia, Mason, & Garret Lapine, Maddie, Lilly, and Ethan Lapine.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 31st at Temple Beth El Cemetery at 350 Roxbury Road in Stamford, CT.
Contributions should be made to a charity of your choice. To leave an online condolence please visit http://www.leopgallagherstamford.com/