January 13, 2013
Sally Hurley Bradley
DURHAM - Mrs. Sally Hurley Bradley, 90, of Treyburn Healthcare, formerly of 1518 London Circle, died on Friday, January 11, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Walter Hurley and Maud McBride Hurley. She was a homemaker, loved cooking and was very good at it. She also loved bingo, singing and dancing. She was very family oriented. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerald “Red” Bradley.
She is survived by two sons, Tommy Bradley of Durham, Brock Bradley of Butner; one brother, Buck Hurley of Oak Island, N.C.; two grandchildren, Tammy Lawrence and husband, Jeramy, Brock Bradley II and wife, Joy; three great-grandchildren, Chelsey, Kenly and Haley.
Funeral services will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Chapel. Dr. Rick Finley will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home. Flowers are acceptable. Online condolences can be made at www.hudsonfuneralhome.com.
Charlie G. Dunnegan
DURHAM — Mr. Charlie G. Dunnegan, 85, died Thursday evening at Hock Family Pavilion. Mr. Dunnegan was born and reared in Durham Co., the son of the late Ira Dunnegan and Lillie Carden Dunnegan. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Hazel Pegram Dunnegan; and a daughter, Millie Dunnegan Parker.
Charlie attended Hillandale School and was employed by Brown Brothers for over 40 years. He also served in the Army. Mr. Dunnegan was a member of Rose of Sharon Baptist Church.
Charlie is survived by a daughter, Jean Poe and husband, Jim Sr.; sister, Sally Potts; grandson, Jim Poe Jr. and wife, Beverly; and great-grandchildren, Megan P. Hall and Jamey Poe.
A graveside service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Rose of Sharon Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Jeff McCarthy officiating. The family will receive friends following the graveside service in the Fellowship Hall of Rose of Sharon Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to The Salvation Army, 909 Liberty Street, Durham, NC 27702.
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.
Dennis Harris Sr.
DURHAM - Mr. Dennis Harris Sr. departed this life on January 7, 2013. The family will receive friends at 206 Pebble Stone Dr., Durham, on Saturday and Sunday evenings after 5 p.m. Services will be held on Monday, January 14, 2013, at Lincoln Memorial Baptist Church, 1500 S. Roxboro Street. The service will begin at 12 p.m., and the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Professional services are entrusted to Scarborough & Hargett Funeral Home, Inc. Memorial Chapels and Gardens.
DURHAM - Lashaun Hunt, 18, of Durham, departed this life on Wednesday, January 9, 2013.
Funeral services will be held at Holloway Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, January 15, at 1 p.m. with visitation at 12:30 p.m.
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.
Ruth Janet Clarke Lyon
DURHAM - Mrs. Ruth Janet Clarke Lyon, born July 22, 1923 in Wake Forest, the eldest surviving daughter of nine children born to the late Ruth Winston Clarke and Shirley Clarke Sr., departed this earthly life and entered eternal rest on Tuesday, January 8, 2013.
Ruth Janet, as she was called by family and friends, was educated in the Wake County School System. On March 14, 1942, she united in marriage with Leonard R. Lyon Jr. of Durham. She attended Cortez Peters Business School in Washington, D.C. where, in 1944, she graduated Valedictorian of her class.
She was the Administrative Assistant to President and CEO of NC Mutual Life Insurance Company, Bert Collins. Ruth retired in November 1987.
Ruth gave her life to Christ at an early age. She was a member of Mount Gilead Baptist Church for more than 50 years. She served as a member of The Senior Missionary, Silver Set Seniors and the Church Building Council. She was an active member of Mt. Gilead Missionary Baptist Church until her health no longer permitted her to do so.
Ruth Janet Clarke Lyon leaves to celebrate and cherish her memory her best friend, companion and husband of 70 years, Leonard R. Lyon Jr.; one son, L. Richard Lyon III of Charlotte; three grandsons, Leonard Richard Lyon IV (Sadiya) of Durham, Joseph Marcus Lyon, and Eric Scott Lyon Sr. (Kylene), both of Charlotte; six great grandchildren; one sister, Rose Johnson of Philadelphia, Pa. and a host of relatives, friends and special loved ones.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 14, 2013, 12 Noon at Mt Gilead Baptist Church, Pastor David Mitchell officiating. The family will receive friends an hour before the service at the church. Burial will follow in Glennview Memorial Park.
Funeral services entrusted to Ellis D Jones & Sons Funeral Directors. Please send condolences to www.ellisdjones.com.
Brooklyn T. McMillon
DURHAM - Mr. Brooklyn T. McMillon, 97, of 1401 Rosewood St., died Thursday, January 10, 2013, at his residence. A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at St Mark AME Zion Church, 531 S. Roxboro Rd. Interment will follow in Beechwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday at the church from 12-1 p.m., one hour prior to the service.
Survivors include his children, Ann L., Lewis T. (Sharon) and Carl S. McMillon; his granddaughters, Erin A. and Courtney A. McMillon; his nieces and nephews, and numerous friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the NCCU Foundation.
Arrangements by Burthey Funeral Service.
DURHAM - Edward Nelson, 56, departed his life on January 10, 2013.
He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Florence Morehead-Nelson; son, Christopher; and daughter, Cathy; six siblings, seven step-children and host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and other family and friends.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, New Shiloh Holiness Church, at 1 p.m., and visitation at 12 noon.
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.
Phillip Stanton Skinner
DURHAM — Phillip Stanton Skinner, 66, of Durham, made his transition on Monday, January 7, 2013, at Hock Pavilion, following a courageous battle with Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) a “Parkinson-Plus” disorder.
Phil lived in Durham all his life, where he attended Durham public schools. He graduated from UNC-CH in 1968 with a degree in Business Administration. He enjoyed sports and lived for “March Madness”. His favorites were tennis, kayaking, and running. He loved nature, gardening, and visiting national parks. He retired after 30 years from the Employment Security Commission in Raleigh, where he was a Systems Procedures Analyst. He leaves many beloved co-workers and friends.
He was the son of Alta Vickers Skinner and Alton Skinner Jr. who preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia Hooks Skinner; brothers, Robert Skinner (Linda) and Alton Skinner III; stepsons, Gary, Ricky, and Alan Hooks; their wives and children. He had many loving cousins, nephews, and nieces who held a special place in his heart. He had special connections with cousins, Lea Peed, his tennis partner, and Laura Hall, whose daughters called him “Uncle Phool”.
He attended Unity Spiritual Life Center of Durham.
A private Celebration of Life will be held. A reception for family and friends will be held on Sunday, January 20th from 2:30 to 4:30 at the home of Bob and Linda Skinner, 9411 S. Lowell Rd., Bahama. In lieu of flowers, Patricia suggests donations can be made to the Multiple System Atrophy Association at: SDS/MSA Support Group, 8311 Brier Creek Parkway, Suite 105-434 Raleigh, 27617 or a charity of your choice.
Patricia would like to thank everyone who helped with making his life fun and joy filled. His big smile will be missed.
Online condolences at CremationSocietyNC.com.
Deborah Anne Chelette
RALEIGH - Deborah Anne Chelette, 64, of Raleigh, died unexpectedly on Thursday, January 10, 2013, in Durham.
Debbie was born February 19, 1948 in Monroe, La. She graduated from Neville High School and attended Centenary College in Shreveport, La. She called North Carolina home for thirty-five years. Debbie graduated Summa Cum Laude from NCCU in 1993 with a degree in Business Administration. She was a Certified Public Accountant and worked as the Senior Business Services Manager with the Durham Police Department, having been there since 2002. She was an articulate and tireless worker who led and encouraged others, and she possessed a high level of integrity in all areas of her work. Debbie thoroughly enjoyed spending time in her flower gardens, bird watching, and traveling with her family.
She will be dearly missed by her two daughters, Jennifer Maness, and husband, Darren, of Raleigh, Lauren Gordon of Orlando, Fla.; sister and best friend, Carol Wroten of Houston, TX; and four granddaughters, Natalie, Caroline, Sarah, and Kate. She is also survived by her niece, Ashley Naylor and husband, Doug (Grace, Isabelle, Isaiah) of Friendswood, Texas; nephew, Evans Wroten, and wife, Melissa, of Winston-Salem.
Her loving extended family also includes her coworkers at the Durham Police Department, who she thought the world of.
Debbie was preceded in death by her parents, Betty (Evans) and Carl Slakter; brothers, Danny and Alan Slakter.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, January 17, 2013, at Crossroads Fellowship Church, 2721 E. Millbrook Road, Raleigh 27604. The Durham Police Department Honor Guard and Motor Unit will be assisting the family with the services.
Friends may visit from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home, 1113 W. Main Street, Durham 27701.
Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to SPCA of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh 27603.
Online condolences www.hallwynne.com, Select Obituaries.
Ricky Donald Marshall
Pleasant Garden - Mr. Ricky Donald Marshall, 53, passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2013.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday at Pleasant Garden Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Gilmore Memorial Park.
Ricky was born in Person County on January 1, 1960. He was currently employed as Director of Network Development with DukeNet and formerly with Duke Power, Palmetto Net and Clarity Communications. Known as “Coach Marshall”, he was a coach for girls’ softball, travel softball, boys’ baseball, girls’ and boys’ basketball. He was a competitive player and an avid Duke fan. Heenjoyed watching his daughters play ball and never missed an opportunity to support them. He also enjoyed deer hunting with his daughter, Allie, and traveling with his family to the beach and mountains. Ricky was a member of Pleasant Garden Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. He displayed his love for God in many ways. He was always there to serve and help others in need, which brought great joy to him. Ricky was a memory maker and wanted to make a difference by making everyone feel loved and special. He loved being with his family, was a protector, a loving and loyal son, husband, father, friend and coach.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest L. Marshall; sister, Jo Ann Jones; and nephew, Matt Jones.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Susan McLawhorn Marshall; daughters, Allison and Kaytie Marshall; mother, Valeria Blalock Marshall; brother, Larry Marshall and wife Meryle; mother and father-in-law, Ken and Sylvia McLawhorn; brother-in-law, Ken McLawhorn; sister-in-law, Cindi Fields and husband, Greg; nephews, Chris Jones and Gregory Fields; nieces, Lindsay and Molly Fields; great nephew, Ryder Jones; and dear friend Eddie Pegram.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Sunday at Forbis & Dick Pleasant Garden Chapel.
One of Ricky’s loves was missions. You can honor his life through a gift to Word of Life-in Ecuador, c/o Pleasant Garden Baptist Church, PO Box 157, Pleasant Garden, N.C. 27313.
Offer online condolences to www.forbisanddick.com.
Allen T. Meadows
BRISTOL, TENN. – Allen T. Meadows, 75, of Bristol, Tenn., died Jan 10th at Bristol Regional Hospital, after a period of declining health.
He was born on February 24, 1937, son of the late Homer and Ressie Meadows. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Thurman Meadows and Homer Meadows Jr.; former spouse and mother of his children, Elinor T. Meadows; and one grand-daughter, Amy Tatum.
Allen was the longtime manager of the “Advance Store”, having been transferred to Durham, from Bristol, in 1963 to open the automotive parts store, formerly on Main Street, in downtown Durham.
After returning to Bristol, in 1980, he was employed by Stone Container for several years, but retired from Advance Auto in 1998 with 25 years of service.
He loved fishing and camping with family and friends. We affectionately called him Big Al.
He is survived by his four children, Susan Meadows Jackson [Bryant] of Creedmoor, Lisa Meadows Weaver [Jay] of Durham, John Allen Meadows of Creedmoor, and Karen Gail Meadows of Chapel Hill. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Nicole and Brandon Tatum, Jessica King, Christopher and Meghan Pruitt, Amanda Jobe and Johnathan Meadows; along with three great-grandchildren, Gracyn Ward, Parker King and C.J. Pruitt,
He is also survived by his current wife, Marjorie Meadows, of the home, five step-daughters, 12 step-grandchildren and 10 step-great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was held 2 p.m. today, January 12, 2013 at Blevins Funeral and Cremation Services. The committal service and interment was conducted at 3 p.m. at Glenwood Cemetery. Condolences for the family may be sent and viewed by visiting www.BlevinsCares.com.