Obituaries, May 2, 2014

May. 01, 2014 @ 05:06 PM


Mary Ann Hawley
DURHAM — Mary Ann Hawley, 61, departed her life on April 27, 2014.
She leaves behind her dear son, Roderick Hawley (Michelle), two grandsons and one granddaughter.
A viewing will be held Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 12:30 to 1:00 pm at Holloway Memorial Funeral Home and funeral services will follow at 1:00 pm.

J. Linn Elmore Holloway
DURHAM — J. Linn Elmore Holloway was born September 13, 1930 and went peacefully to be with The Lord on April 26, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, John T. Holloway. She is survived by her daughter Donna Price (Clarence) and two sons Apostle Dr. Johnny Holloway (Pastor Deborah) and Thomas (Regina). She also leaves to cherish her memory 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. A Home Going Service will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Cup of Salvation Deliverance Church, which is located at 1020 S. Miami Blvd. in Durham, NC. The family will receive visitors at the church one hour prior to the service. Scarborough & Hargett Funeral Home are providing services to the family.

Mary June Mago
DURHAM — Mary June Mago, 78, of Durham, North Carolina, died Sunday, April 27, 2014, surrounded by her family at home, after a brave battle with cancer.
Mary June was born January 20, 1936, in Conway, AR, to the late Otto and Delma Turner. She graduated from Conway High School and went on to attend the University of Arkansas at Conway, the University of Missouri at Columbia, and Meredith College in NC. She earned her degree in teaching and in Home Economics.
Mary June is survived by her husband of 34 years, Dr. Gyula Mago, her son, Herb Schmidt (Judy) of Joplin, MO and Florida, her daughter, Danna Markoff of Raleigh, NC, and her son, Scott Schmidt of Joplin, MO. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Tyler Schmidt, Andrew Markoff (Megan), Paul Markoff, Sam Markoff, Katie Blankenship (Devin), and Taylor Anne Winters (Steve), one step-granddaughter, Shanda Scott (Kayle), and three new great-grandchildren, Nora Blankenship, Elise Winters, and Blair Scott. Survivors also include siblings Ed Turner of Tucson, AZ, and Dr. Kay Goodman of Duluth, MN, and a very special cousin, Bob Rickett of Monroe, LA.
Mary June will always be remembered as a special wife, mother, grandmother, friend, daughter, and sister, and as a giving member of her community, church, extended family, and many philanthropic organizations. She always found a quiet way to serve...never wanting to be out in front while attending to others’ needs.
Mary June was a perfectionist in all her activities, especially as they related to her family, but also in her well-known avocations as a musician, seamstress, gardener, and baker. Her children remember her love for cooking as she prepared wonderful cookies and meals for them and their friends...everyone had their favorites, and asked for them whenever holidays and special events rolled around, and she delighted in providing for their wishes. She helped children and grandchildren make puppets, put on plays, carve pumpkins, shop for parents’ birthdays and other holidays. Her culinary skills were well known at church, too, where she prepared meals for parishioners as well as visiting priests. Music was a lifelong activity as Mary June played the piano and organ at home, school, and churches throughout her life. She played the flute and piccolo in the Arkansas state orchestra and band and later learned to play several stringed instruments, including the zither. Mary June loved gardening and “rescuing” plants from almost anywhere. She grew, ate, shared, and amazed everyone with her awareness and knowledge of all growing things. Sewing and stitchery were her crowning skills. Her children and grandchildren remember that she always made THE BEST Halloween costumes and other attire for special occasions and created beautiful afghans and quilts. In recent years she learned to make vestments and altar cloths for her church, spending hours researching and sewing intricate designs by hand. Altar cloths that she created are now on display in the chapel of the USS North Carolina Battleship, in Wilmington, NC.
The family would like to thank the staff of Duke Hospice for their recent care and guidance. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 2, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC. Funeral Mass on Saturday, May 3, 11:00 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 1841 N. White Street, Wake Forest, NC, with burial to follow at Raleigh Memorial Park.

Melanie Mohney
DURHAM — Melanie Mohney, age 21, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 25, 2014 at Duke University Hospital, cradled in the arms of her father, mother, and brother after a prolonged battle with a respiratory infection. Born in Ohio then raised in Durham, Melanie was the daughter of Robert and Lisa Mohney. She was enrolled at Hillside High School at the time of her death.
Born with a congenital disorder that left her legally deaf-blind, non-ambulatory, and with seizures, Melanie enjoyed listening to music and having books read to her. She especially loved cuddling with her parents, taking long afternoon naps, and sitting on the back deck of the house with the cool breeze and warm sun on her face, listening to the birds sing and the dogs bark. Her laugh was contagious to anyone lucky enough to be near her. Melanie was a brave, tolerant, and angelic soul with a fighting spirit who helped those around her understand that life is a precious gift not to be taken for granted.
Melanie is survived by her parents Robert and Lisa (Orzech); brother Robbie; grandparents Donald and Stella Mohney, of North Royalton, Ohio and James and Carol Orzech, of Cleveland, Ohio; uncles Dan Mohney, Jim Mohney (Coleen), Jim Orzech, Jon Orzech (Lori), Dan Orzech (Kerry), and Scott Orzech (Kelly); aunt Jessica (Orzech) Alvarado (Sonny); and many great-aunts, great-uncles, and cousins.
Visitation will be held Friday, May 2, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home in Durham. A funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Chapel Hill, with Father Scott McCue as celebrant.
Memorials may be made in Melanie’s name to St. Thomas More Catholic Church - Memorial Garden (940 Carmichael Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514) or to the Deaf-Blind Multihandicapped Association of NC (126 Shelter Cove Lane, Mooresville, NC 28117).
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc., in Durham, N.C. Online condolences may be made at

Arnold Leroy “Roughouse” Rose
DURHAM — Mr. Arnold Leroy “Roughouse” Rose, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, after an extended illness. He was born in Durham, the son of the late John Wesley Rose and the late Eva Guess Rose. Mr. Rose was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a loving father, husband and Papa. Mr. Rose was an avid sports fan and an ACC official, referee and umpire for over 55 years. He was a man of God since 1961 and it showed all through his life. Mr. Rose touched many people’s lives, giving his testimony whenever he could. He was preceded in death by brothers, Dewey Rose and Johnny Rose, and a sister, Louise Woods.
Mr. Rose is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marilyn Rose; three children, Sharon Rhoden, Jimmy Rose (Carla) and Leroy Rose, Jr. (Debby); five grandkids, Adam, Samantha, Kelly, Ashley and Mike; four great-grandkids, Gabriel, Katelynn, Allyson and Cameron; a sister, Mary Ruth Whitaker; and a brother, Winifred Rose (Ruby).
The family will receive friends Friday 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Liberty Baptist Church and other times at the home. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. at Liberty Baptist Church with Pastor Randy Youmans and Pastor Derek Ketner officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.
Flowers are acceptable or memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association at PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.
“He has crossed home plate. He is safe at home.”
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc., in Durham, N.C. Online condolences may be made at


Nancy Mulford Swank
CHAPEL HILL — Nancy Mulford Swank passed away at her home on April 25, 2014 at the age of 80. She was the daughter of Charles Mulford and Evelyn Adele Miller.
Born in Amagansett, NY on May 25, 1933, she graduated from East Hampton High School and Virginia Intermot College in Bristol, Va. On June 9, 1956 she married Robert Eugene Swank of Ocean Grove, NJ.
Nancy was an 11th generation descendant of the Mulford family. The Mulford’s originally came from Kent, England and came to this country through New England and originally settled in East Hampton, NY in the 1630s before moving to Amagansett in the 1940s.
She taught piano for 30 years, and worked as an administrative assistant at UNC in Chapel Hill. She was a pianist for several organizations, and both she and her husband sang in the choir at University Presbyterian Church of Chapel Hill, NC.
Nancy was preceded in death by a daughter Barbara and a son William.
She is survived by a son, Edward of Chapel Hill, NC; grandson, Christopher of Point Pleasant Beach, NJ; and granddaughter, Katelyn of Chapel Hill, NC.


Nancy Adcock Hall
RALEIGH — Nancy Adcock Hall, 83, passed away on April 22, 2014. Mrs. Hall was born in Durham, NC to the late William Frank Adcock and Beatrice Ragan Adcock. She had two brothers, William F. Adcock Jr. and Louis H. Adcock (both deceased), and is survived by her sister, Phonetta A. Leavell; son, Frank E. Hall; three grandsons; a granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Hall graduated from Durham High, and worked for the NC Department of Transportation for over 30 years. Mrs. Hall was a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend.
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William Perry Carpenter
GALAX, Va. — William Perry Carpenter, better known an “Jack” to friends and family, passed away Wednesday morning, April 30th at Waddell Nursing Home in Galax, Virginia after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
He was born in Durham, NC, February 13, 1931 to Henry Perry and Nene Mae Carpenter, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were the mother of his children, Betty Barbour Carpenter, a sister, Dorothy Bullock, and her husband, Ben, residents of Durham.
“Jack” was a graduate of Durham High School June 1948. He then graduated from Croft Secretarial & Accounting School in October 1949.
He proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy for four years during the Korean War and achieved an honorable discharge on July 19, 1954.
Upon returning from his tour of duty he graduated with honors from UNC Chapel Hill with a BSBA in July 1958. He was a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honorary Business Fraternity and the winner of the Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award, 1958.
His career began with Cameron-Brown Mortgage Company, where he earned an MAI designation from the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers. He retired from First Union Bank (now Wells Fargo) as a Senior Vice President. Most of his adult life was spent in Raleigh where he raised his family. His hobbies included golfing, fishing and hunting with friends.
In 2000 he married Doris Laws White of Galax, VA, where he resided until his death.
As a child he attended Grace Baptist Church in Durham and upon his marriage to Doris moved his membership to First United Methodist Church in Galax.
Survivors include his wife Doris of almost 14 years; daughters Diane Pope and husband David of Newbern, NC and daughter Amy Stewart of Wilmington, NC, Carol Carpenter of Raleigh and daughters Lara Rock and husband Robert of Columbus, MS, and daughter Cristi Tarrant and husband Derek of Mebane, NC; son Kenneth Carpenter and wife Hayley of Rome, GA and their children, daughter Ella and son Grant both of Rome, GA., Jessica Salmon and husband Dustin and their daughter Gracie of Washington State; one step–daughter and one step-son also survive as do two step-grandsons; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive; special friend and caregiver Jenny Baumgardner.
The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff of Waddell Nursing Home for their love and support over the past four-and-a-half years and also to Drs. Pryor, Pemberton and Lastinger.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 3rd at 11:00 AM at Maplewood Cemetery in Durham.
The family request that food and flowers be omitted and that memorials be made to either the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 445, Galax, VA 24333; the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, 17th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60601-7603; the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22311 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
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