Obituaries, February 12, 2014

Feb. 11, 2014 @ 05:30 PM


Barbara Jane Sayer Allen
DURHAM — Barbara Allen, age 86, departed her life on Feb 2, 2014 in Durham, North Carolina. Barbara was born to the late Ogareta and Roswell Seager and raised in West Virgina in and around Salem, where she attended high school and college.
Barbara is survived by her 3 children Gregory Sayer, Laura Sears and Victoria Brendlinger, her sister Janice Lockard, 10 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by an older sister, Bettie Jean Seager.
Barbara celebrated 40 years of marriage with her husband, Murray Sayer, who predeceased her in 1993. They met during college in New York, and married and raised their children in Yorktown Heights, NY. She enjoyed many activities with her family, highlighted by annual trips to a family camp in Maine. She and her husband enjoyed a strong local community life as well as travels throughout the US and abroad.
Barbara and Murray retired to North Carolina in 1987 where they continued to enjoy an active lifestyle including golf, socializing and travel. After Murray’s passing, Barbara remarried in 1994 to Jerry Allen until his passing in 2001. They lived together in Huntington, WV, where Barbara resided until returning to North Carolina in 2005.
Always committed to her spiritual life, Barbara was very engaged in church activities in all of her locales, including St. Mary’s of Mahopac, NY; St. Thomas of Sanford, NC; First United Methodist Church of Huntington, WV; and finally the Few Chapel of Croasdaile Village. Her passions included singing in the choir, alter guild, and volunteering her time with others. Barbara had a strong place in her heart for giving friendship to those with limited opportunities for personal interactions.
A memorial service was held February 8, 2014 at the Croasdaile Village Few Chapel. Ms. Allen’s ashes will be interred in Salem, WV at a later date. Donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to the National Parkinson’s Foundation or the various charities at Croasdaile Village.

Glen John Auguste
DURHAM — Mr. Glen John Auguste, son of Mrs. Robin Auguste and the late Glenford John Auguste, was born on June 12, 1977 in Brooklyn, NY. Glen departed his life on Sunday, February 9, 2014. In celebration of Glen’s life, a funeral service will be held at Community Baptist Church located on 4821 Barbee Rd., Durham, NC 27713, on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 1 p.m. The viewing will be held an hour before the service at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Nichole Jones and family at

Billy Burt Jr.
DURHAM — Funeral service for Mr. Billy Burt Jr. of Durham, N.C. will be conducted on Thursday at 1:00 p.m from the United for Christ Outreach Ministry Church & The Interment will follow at Glennview Memorial Gardens. The Family will meet one hour before the funeral service. Survivors are 4 sons, Mr. Raushaun Burt, Mr. Deon Burt, Mr. Dominque Burt, Mr. Jauan Burt; 3 brothers, Mr. Mack McCray, Mr. James Burt, Mr. Edward Burt; 3 sisters, Mrs. Diana LeGrant, Mrs. Deborah Andrews, Mrs. Viola Shareef; grandmother, Mrs.Margie Burt & a host of other loving relatives & friends.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Hanes Funeral Service.

Margaret Davis Haywood
DURHAM — Margaret Davis Haywood died Wednesday, February the 5th at her home. She was the widow of Egbert Lynch Haywood who died in 1985.
She was born in Wake Forest, N.C. the daughter of the late George Priestley and Zua Mitchell Davis in 1915. She is survived by her sons, Egbert Lynch Haywood, Jr. and his wife Joanne Duncan Haywood and John and his wife Mary Fry. Four grandchildren and four nieces and nephews.
She graduated from Meredith College where her mother and two sisters had graduated. According to Meredith she graduated in three years; was a member of Silver Shield, which is a ded for highest achievements in academics and leadership; President of one of the two literary societies; May Queen in 1935. She made her debut in 1934 at the North Carolina Debutante Ball in Raleigh.
In 1938 she was married to Egbert Lynch Haywood, a Durham Attorney, at Wake Forest, N.C. Their life in Durham was interrupted in 1940 to 1945 by World War II, when her husband was an officer in Naval Intelligence serving in Charleston S,C; Washington, DC; New York; Coronado Island, CA; and the Pacific.
After the war, she was involved in the distaff side of her husband’s leadership at home and nationally: President of the International Insurance; American Counsel; The Defense Research Counsel; American Counsel; a member of the House of Delegates and the Board of Governors of the American Bar. He served on the Committee to rewrite the Rules of Evidence of the Supreme Court.
Mrs. Haywood was active in the religious, civic and cultural life of the community as follows: Founder and President of the Historic Preservation Society of Durham; Stagville Board and Stagville Associates; President of Family Service; Durham Theater Guild; and Pride Builders of Durham. She served as participant and leader of many organizations at the First Baptist Church and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. She served on the boards of: Museum of Life and Science, Duke Art Museum, Junior League of Durham; Debutante Ball Society; Salvation Army; United Way; Daughters of the American Revolution, American Dance Festival, NC Symphony and the state and local boards of the NC Museum of History Associates.
She was awarded the Bartlett Durham award in 1984 and the St Joseph’s Award in 1999. She was named Sustainer of the year of the Junior League of Durham and was given the Community Service award in 2006 by the Family Counseling service of Durham. Mrs. Haywood was a member of the Jamestown Society, Colonial Clergy, Hope Valley Country Club, Friday Morning Music Study Club, Folio Club, Stockettes, Garden Study Club, and Duplicate Group. In 1939 she was a member of a small group of American Association of University Women AAUW under the leadership of a Duke professor’s wife who established one of the first child-care units in the United States.
A Memorial Service will be at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, February 15th at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. The family will receive visitors immediately following the service in the fellowship hall. Burial will be private at Maplewood Cemetery.

Peggy Rasberry Hodges
DURHAM — Mrs. Peggy Rasberry Hodges, 80, a lifelong resident of Durham, died Saturday evening at SECU Hospice House in Smithfield, NC. Mrs. Hodges was born in Durham County, the daughter of the late Reuben Rasberry and the late Exie Pearl Bescher Rasberry. Prior to her retirement she was employed by the American Tobacco Co. Mrs. Hodges was preceded by a granddaughter, Gina Cheryl Hodges.
Mrs. Hodges is survived by a son, Scotty Hodges and wife, Sue, of Bahama; granddaughters, Chris Khaldi and husband, Redouane, Stephanie Swain, Tina Jordan and husband, Daniel; grandson, Toby Clayton and wife, Tara; 7 great-grandchildren, Nadia, Rayan, Matthew, Victoria, Tyler, Isabella and Rhys.
Graveside service will be held Friday 2 p.m. at Woodlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the cemetery beginning at 1:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to SECU Hospice House, 426 Hospital Rd., Smithfield, NC 27577.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc., in Durham, N.C. Online condolences may be made at


Billie Owens Frederick
CHAPEL HILL — Billie Owens Frederick of Chapel Hill, N.C., formerly from Rock Hill, S.C., died Wednesday, February 6, 2014, at the home of her daughter Lauretta Sue O'Connor and family after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Dr. Laurence Frederck, Jr.
Billie Frederick was born December 9, 1928, in Georgetown, S.C. and the daughter of the late Walter A. Owens and the late Florence Owens Fenters. She graduated from Dreher High School in Columbia, S.C.
Billie Frederick was a former Miss South Carolina, member of the Rock Hill Junior Welfare League, the Ladies Auxiliary of York County Hospital. She had a passion for golf, bridge and being with her family. She is a member of First Baptist Church of Rock Hill.
She is survived by three daughters, Debra Carey and her husband, Mike; Lauretta Sue O'Connor and her husband, Chris; Janet Owens Cisco; one son, Laurence Davis Frederick III and his wife, Jerlene; 12 grandchildren, Nick and Ben Carey; Ryan, Erin, Sean and Kyle O'Connor; Michael, Brian, and Drew Cisco; Josh, Mallory, and Whitney Frederck.
An informal graveside service to celebrate the life of Billie Frederick will be held at 3:00pm, Saturday, February 15, 2014, at Rock Hill Memorial Gardens, with her granddaughter, Mallory Anne Frederick providing a eulogy.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made to the Duke Heart Center, Attn: Lisa Ward, Alumni Development Records, Campus Box 90581, Durham, N.C. 27708.
Condolences can be e-mailed to the family online at Bass-Cauthen Funeral Home is serving the family.

Ruby Lee Parker
HILLSBOROUGH — Ruby Lee Parker, 95, of Hillsborough, passed from this world on Sunday, February 9, surrounded by her family. Ms. Parker is preceded in death by her husband, Ira Lee Parker, Sr., and two grandchildren, Johnny Dean Wall and Sheliah Denise Parker, two brothers, James Combs and Elmer Combs, and sister, Irene Marley.
She is survived by six children, Coleen Barbour of Durham, Lola Parker of Hillsborough, Doris Walker (Harold) of Rougemont, Linda Taylor (Bob) of Hillsborough, Mary Dean of Hillsborough, and Lee Parker (Teresa) of Hillsborough, twelve grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 PM Saturday, February 15, in Walker’s Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:30-8:30 PM Friday, February 14, in the funeral home and other times at her daughter’s home at 3201 Shamrock Road.
Pallbearers will be Brad Ciociola, Ricky Dean, Joshua DiPaulo, Kevin Nicholson, Reggie Parker, and Zachery Parker. Honorary Pallbearers will be Chad Dickey, Mitchel Dean, Adam Nicholson, Jay Nicholson and Nathaniel Parker.


David Lee Lunsford
THURMOND — David Lee Lunsford, age 53, of Thurmond, NC, was born in Roxboro, NC on November 28, 1960 to Coy Clinton and Stella Hawkins Lunsford. He grew up in Hurdle Mills, NC and attended Person County schools. David was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his four sons: John (Diane) Lunsford of Oxford, NC, Jamie (Jenn) Lunsford of Carolina Beach, NC, Jason (Elizabeth) Lunsford of Durham, Chase Lunsford of Roxboro, NC and four grandchildren: Brianna, Ali, Taylor and Keaton. Also surviving are four sisters, June Sides, of Thurmond, NC, Louise Wrenn of Roxboro, NC, Rose (Joe) Scott, of Fords, NJ, and Sherre (Chris) Booth of Millsboro, DE; two brothers, Wayne Lunsford of Stem, NC and Michael (Jeanette) Lunsford of Hurdle Mills, NC and numerous nieces and nephews. Additionally surviving are his former wife and love of his life Linda Lunsford of Durham, NC and special friends Lacey Bradsher and Stanly Hughes of Hurdle Mills, NC.
A memorial service will be held 1PM on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Wheeler's Primitive Baptist Church in Hurdle Mills, NC with the Reverend Alfred Rimmer officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
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