June 9, 2013

Jun. 08, 2013 @ 05:14 PM

Mary Lee Epps Capps
DURHAM - Mrs. Mary Lee Epps Capps, 79, of Durham, died on Saturday, June 08, 2013.
Mrs. Capps was born in Person County to the late Nathan and Ethel S. Epps. She was a homemaker and a member of Lowes Grove Baptist Church.
She is survived by her daughters, Lisa Mauer of Hillsborough and Barbara Overcash of Durham; brother, Bruce Epps of Roxboro; sister, Ophelia Heath of Jacksonville; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Banner Chapel Advent Christian Church Cemetery in Benson. Rev. Forest Gale and Mr. Jimmy Heath Jr. will officiate.
Visitation will be held on Monday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home and other times at the home of her brother, 2160 Mt. Harmon Church Rd in Rougemont, N.C. Flowers are acceptable. Online condolences can be made at www.hudsonfuneralhome.com.

Matthew Tommy Cheatham
DURHAM - Matthew Tommy Cheatham, 68, departed his life on June 6, 2013. He is survived by two children, Mrs. Tammy Pridgen and Mr. Xavier Johnson, two brothers, two sisters, and a host of grandchildren, nephews, nieces and friends. 
Services will be at Holloway Memorial Funeral Home, Tuesday at 7 p.m. with visitation at 6 p.m.

Ellsworth Jewett Cook
DURHAM — Ellsworth Jewett Cook passed away in Durham, NC, on June 4, 2013. A native of Shawano, Wisconsin, he grew up in Green Bay, and served in the Marines in World War II. In addition to his career in sales, he was an avid fisherman, a dedicated golfer, and a talented violinist. He took up making violins and repairing stringed instruments as a retirement business in his adopted home of Charlotte, NC, and provided low-or-no cost instruments to youngsters in need. He was known as a "charming man", much liked by those who met him and loved by those who knew him. He was predeceased by his wife, Jean; and his sister, Florence Watkins; he is survived by his son, Dan and daughter-in-law, Rebecca Aylor; his son, Ralph and daughter-in-law, P. Bly Hall; his sisters, Martha Harvey (Glen), Judy Nighorn (Don), and Mary Runge (Dick); his brother, Bill Cook (Joan); his granddaughters, Amy Callahan and Jennifer Cook; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests charitable donations to St. Jude Children's Hospital, the Durham Rescue Mission, or the Hock Family Pavilion in Durham.

Dorothy Moore Flowers
DURHAM – Dorothy Moore Flowers, of Durham, NC, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Carolina East Medical Center, New Bern.  Born in Johnston County, Dorothy was the daughter of the late William Moore and Ruth Victoria Stevens Moore. Mrs. Flowers was also preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Everett Flowers. Mrs. Flowers was a former billing department manager at Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Mrs. Flowers is survived by two daughters, Beverly Flowers Bigley and Portia Rowland; a sister, Barbara Paschall; a brother, Larry Moore; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A graveside funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday at Maplewood Cemetery, Durham. There will be no visitations.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.

Rudy Lee Griffin
DURHAM — Mr. Rudy Lee Griffin, 86, died Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Hock Family Pavilion. He was born in Greensboro to the late Joseph Henry Griffin and Minnie Apple Griffin. After graduation from Greensboro High School, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Griffin graduated from North Carolina State University with a BS in Engineering in 1951 and a MS in engineering in 1968. He worked as a professional engineer with the City of Durham from 1952 to 1984. Mr. Griffin later was self-employed as an engineer and land surveyor. He attended Ridgecrest Baptist Church and was a member of the Willing Workers Sunday School Class. In addition to his parents, Mr. Griffin was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Sara Myers Griffin; and two brothers, Hassel Griffin and Ray Griffin.                           
Mr. Griffin is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Craig and her husband, David; granddaughter, Christine; grandson, Cameron and wife, Amanda; great grandson, Corbin; and extended family, Jim and Trudy Sneed of Roxboro, Henry and Mildred Walke of Kittrell, Annette Myers of Cape Carteret, Belton and Nancy Myers of Shallotte, Carolyn Whedbee of Greensboro and many nieces and nephews.                       
Funeral services will be held Monday, 2:30 p.m. at Ridgecrest Baptist Church with Dr. Marc Francis officiating. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:30 – 2 p.m. at Ridgecrest Baptist Church.
The family wishes to thank The Duke Hock Family Pavilion staff and Regional Cancer Care staff for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Durham Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 11858, Durham, NC 27703.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.

Doris Catherine Lee Haskins
DURHAM - Mrs. Doris Catherine Lee Haskins, 87, of 4000 Cottonwood Dr., died Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Hock Family Pavilion.  Her service will be conducted at 12 noon on Tuesday, June 11, at St. Josephs AME Church, 2521 Fayetteville St. Interment will follow in Beechwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Tuesday from 11 a.m.-12 p.m., one hour prior to the service.
Mrs Haskins is survived by her daughter, Ava Haskins Alston Brownlee; her grandchildren, Adrienne Haskins, Sherri Coleman, Crystal Coleman McNeil, Raheem Haskins, Virginia Catherine Haskins and Clifton B. Alston III; 11 great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. There will be a public viewing at Burthey Funeral Chapel on Monday from 1-7 p.m.
Arrangements by Burthey Service.

Vinnie Pearl Long Holeman
DURHAM - Vinnie Pearl Long Holeman, 94, departed her life on June 6, 2013. She leaves to cherish her memory one sister, one daughter and four sons.
A viewing will be held at Holloway Memorial Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., and funeral services will be at Orange Grove Missionary Baptist Church on Wednesday with visitation at 11 a.m. and services at noon.

Evelyn Hart Thompson
DURHAM — Mrs. Evelyn Hart Thompson, 83, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at her home. She was born October 24, 1929 in Nash County to the late Charles Wesley Freeman and Viola Obrien Freeman.
Mrs. Thompson is survived by her husband of 62 years, Clay Thompson of Durham; daughter, Debbie Cogswell of Fort Pierce, FL; son, Charles Thompson of Laurinburg, NC; and grandson, David Fitzpatrick.
No services are scheduled at this time.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.

Lillian Martin Walston
DURHAM — Lillian Martin Walston, age 102, passed away at the home of her daughter on June 6, 2013. She was born October 17, 1910 in Seaboard, NC, one of six children born to the late Peter Quimby and Lillian Coates Martin. She attended NC College for Negroes (now NC Central University) and was married to the late Nehemiah P. Walston.
She worked in the Radiology Department at Duke University Medical Center until her retirement in 1975. Lillian’s passions were baking, reading, traveling, and teaching and mentoring children. After she retired, she volunteered as a tutor for 10 years at Fayetteville Street School in Durham. She was a faithful member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church for 70 plus years and was designated a “Mother of the Church”. She retained her keen mind and love of people throughout her life.
Surviving are her daughter, Evelyn W. Hicks (Lee); son, Martin Walston (Elizabeth), both of Durham; stepdaughter, Cleo L. Walston of Salisbury, MD; grandson, Martin Q. Walston (Marlo) of Durham; granddaughters, Martina E. Hicks of Raleigh and Leticia Melvin of Newburgh, NY, along with numerous other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 11th at 1 p.m. at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, 404 Dowd Street, Durham, NC with Rev. David R. Mitchell officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour before the service. Arrangements are by Ellis D. Jones & Sons Funeral Directors, and condolences may be sent at www.ellisdjones.com.

Charles Franklin “Chucky” Partin
PITTSBORO — Charles Franklin “Chucky” Partin, 28, of Holly Run in Pittsboro, died unexpectedly at his home on June 6, 2013.
Mr. Partin was born May 13, 1985 in Durham County, the son of Franklin Maurice Partin and Laura Anne Butler Partin. He loved his family and friends, and enjoyed immensely his time working as a successful automobile salesman. Mr. Partin also had worked for a time as a plumber.
He is survived by his parents, Frank and Laura Partin; brothers, Christopher Keith Partin and Jonathan Mead Partin, of Pittsboro; and his grandparents, Charles Hooker Butler and Sylvia Bailey Butler, and Runelle Heath Partin, all of Pittsboro.   Mr. Partin was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert Sidney Partin; and also by a sister, Elizabeth Rachel Partin.
The service to celebrate the life of Mr. Charles Franklin “Chucky” Partin will be held at 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, June 11, 2013 at Bynum United Methodist Church, with Pastor Gina Barrow presiding. Interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery on Mann’s Chapel Road. Friends may visit at the residence.
Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”.
Arrangements for Mr. Partin are under the care of Hall – Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro. 

David M. Bell
RALEIGH — David M. Bell, 56, of Raleigh, NC, peacefully passed away at his home on Friday, June 7, 2013. He was born on September 17, 1956 in Lynchburg, VA to Bobby and Alice Bell.
David is preceded in death by his father, Bobby Bell.
David is survived by his loving children, Jennifer Bell Knott, Travis Clay Bell and Cameron Michael Bell; four grandchildren; mother, Alice Bell; brothers, Marc and Joe Bell; sister, Lucy Norris and numerous other loving family members and friends.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Rd., Raleigh, NC 27609.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at Maplewood Cemetery in Durham, NC.
Please visit www.BrownWynneMillbrook.com to share your fond memories of David with his loving family.

Sarah Hedden Avery
April 7, 1921 – April 13, 2013

BREVARD — Sarah H. Avery, 92, died on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the Brian Center of Durham. Born in Pisgah Forest, NC to the late Jim Hedden and Irene Whitaker Hedden.
She worked at Escusta Paper Corp. which then became Olin Matheson Chemical Corp. of Pisgah Forest. Played basketball and bowled for the league of Olin. She worked until retirement at age 62. Loved working in flowers and yard and living in her great mountains. Family was very important and also her friends of Brevard. She attended English Chapel Methodist Church in Pisgah National Forest that she loved so much also.
She was preceded in death by her two grandsons, Duane A. Winchester and James Jeffrey Winchester. Sarah is survived by her daughter, Sandy Avery Winchester of Durham; grandson, Greg Winchester, wife, (Shannon) and four grandsons, Lee, Alex, John and David.
A graveside memorial service will be held at Blue Ridge Gardens, 1017 Hendersonville Hwy, Pisgah Forest, NC on Saturday, June 15 at 11 a.m.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.

Claude Edward Teague Jr.
WINSTON SALEM - Claude Edward Teague Jr., 88, of Winston-Salem, died peacefully after a brief illness on Friday, June 7, 2013, surrounded by his children. He was born on September 9, 1924 in Sanford, N.C. to the late Mary Spaugh Teague and Claude Edward Teague. Mr. Teague was a graduate of Greensboro High School and his beloved alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he took A.B. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry. He volunteered for service in the U.S. Army in World War II, where he saw combat in the Battle of the Bulge and the liberation of Belgium and Germany, and was decorated with the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Mr. Teague had a long and distinguished career as a research chemist and executive at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. His insights on the tobacco industry remain widely remembered. He was a master gardener, avid fisherman, creative cook, gifted storyteller, incorrigible jokester, spoiler of dogs, and most of all, devoted father and grandfather.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Teague was preceded in death by his younger brothers, Hampton Long Teague and Charles Houston Teague. He is survived by his daughter, Penny Teague Martin of Winston-Salem; sons, Brian Howard Teague of Mooresville and Claude Edward Teague III of Winston-Salem; eight grandchildren; sister, Elizabeth Teague McNeill of Raeford; and dear friends, Glenda Vogler and Thomas Snell of Winston-Salem.
A graveside funeral will be held at the Old Chapel Hill Cemetery on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 10 a.m. Mr. Teague's cousin, the Rev. Martha Hubbard Forrest, will officiate. Other arrangements are to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, you may honor Claude Teague's memory by doing something nice for someone who does not expect it and by carrying in your heart his favorite valediction: "be of good cheer."