September 6, 2013

Sep. 06, 2013 @ 11:07 AM

Rev. Arutheus Victor Jackson
DURHAM - Rev. Arutheus Victor Jackson, age 61, was born on September 20, 1951 in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late Effie Lee Jackson-Jones and Moses Jones. He attended Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio and later received a Bachelor's degree from Trinity Southern University.
Rev. Jackson was called to the ministry in 1980 under the leadership of Rev. William E. Daye, Pastor of Peace Missionary Baptist Church, where he served 9 years an associate minister.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Yancey Jackson; daughters, Elizabeth Agbabiaka (Ahmed) and Amanda Wallace; son, Alexander Jackson (Jamila); three grandchildren; a mother figure, Elizabeth Williams Young; two sisters and one brother.
Services will take place on Saturday at Peace Missionary Baptist Church at 1 p.m. Family will greet friends at noon.
The Jackson family is under the care of Scarborough & Hargett Memorial Chapels and Gardens.

Frank Davis Nelson
DURHAM — Mr. Frank Davis Nelson, 93, passed away Monday, September 2, 2013 at Hock Family Pavilion. He was born in Henderson to the late Ben and Rozelle Nelson. He was also predeceased by his wife, Dorothy L. Nelson.
Mr. Nelson served as a Sergeant Major in the Army in the European Theater of WWII. He was a founding partner of Ricca, Nelson, Gantt & Co which later merged with Deloitte & Touche. Frank’s early profession of faith in Jesus Christ at age nine led to his devotion to Braggtown Baptist Church, where he served as past Chairman of the Board of Deacons and Finance Committee, teacher of the Adult Men’s Bible Class, and past Superintendent of the Sunday School. He was a member of the American Institute of CPA’s, American Accounting Association, NC Association of CPA’s, Lion’s Club and a Master Mason. He was a graduate of the University of North Carolina where he received a BS in Business Administration as well as receiving scholastic honors including Phi Beta Kappa and Beta Gamma Sigma. Frank served as a board member and former treasurer of Willowhaven Country Club. He was an avid golfer who enjoyed a love/hate relationship with the lake on the 18th hole at Willowhaven Country Club.
Surviving are his daughter, Susan Parker (Tommy) of Durham; sons, Michael Nelson (Joyce) of Topsail Beach, Chuck Nelson of Wilmington; brother, Fritz Johnson of Denver, CO; grandchildren, Michole Nelson, Gabriel Nelson (Angiee), David Parker (Kelly), Meredith Falcon (Ryan), Jordan Parker (Jan), Trevor Nelson, Emma Nelson; and great-grandchildren, Payton and Haven Parker.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, 2 p.m. at Croasdaile Village in the Few Chapel with Rev. Chris Teseniar officiating. Family will receive friends following the service in the Ponder Auditorium.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Durham Rescue Mission, PO Box 11858, Durham, NC 27703 or American Red Cross, 100 N. Peartree Lane, Raleigh, NC 27610.
Frank will be remembered for his talkative nature, sense of humor and positive attitude. His encouraging spirit left a lasting impression on many lives.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at

George C. Thompson
DURHAM — George C. Thompson, 56, of Durham, NC departed this life on August 30, 2013.
He leaves to cherish his memory a wife, Jacqueline Thompson; four sons; one granddaughter; two brothers; and one sister.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday September 7, 2013 at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, in Durham, NC at 12 Noon and viewing beginning at 11 a.m.
Services entrusted to Fisher Funeral Parlor.

Pearlie Wright
DURHAM — Ms. Pearlie Wright, age 71, passed away on Monday, September 2, 2013, at Duke Hospice.
The funeral will be conducted on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at Mt. Calvary UCC, 1715 Athens St. at 2 p.m. A Visitation with friends will take place one hour prior to the service.
Surviving relatives are two sons, Ronald and Donald Wright; three daughters, Dorothy W. Wright, Johnetta Wright and Chevelle Wright Heathers; one brother, James Shaw and two sisters, Stella Shaw Wallace and Deborah Shaw Hart.
The family is being assisted by Scarborough & Hargett Memorial Chapels and Gardens.

Marsha “Carol” Porterfield Rimmer
BURLINGTON — Carol Rimmer formerly of 404 East Oakwood St. passed away on September 4, 2013 at Clare Bridge in Burlington.
She was the daughter of the late Jesse Octavis Porterfield and Sadie Wilson Porterfield.
Survivors include her husband, William Rimmer; a daughter, Joan Matherly of Mebane; grandchildren, Jessica Matherly and Kody Matherly also of Mebane.
Other than her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Dickie Porterfield; and two sons, Kenneth Rimmer and Keith Rimmer.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 3 p.m. in the McClure Funeral Chapel in Mebane with the Rev. Brian Biggers officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 Sunday prior to the service at the funeral home. At other times the family will be at the home of Joan Matherly 3502 Windale Lane in Mebane.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Hospice Home of Alamance-Caswell 914 Chapel Hill Rd. Burlington, NC 27215.
Online condolences may be sent at

Stanley “Stan” Thibodeaux
EFLAND — Stanley “Stan” Thibodeaux, 66, of Setter Lane, Efland, died on September 4, 2013 at Duke Hospice Hock Family Pavilion. Stan was a loving husband, father and papa. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam era and was an avid historian and Civil War buff. He retired from the state of North Carolina as a teacher, having taught in Alamance and Orange County School Systems. Before his teaching career, he traveled the world as a subsea engineer on drill ships. He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting and fishing. Most of all, he loved his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley Mae and Murphy Henry Thibodeaux.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Judy Kay Thibodeaux; Daughters, Erin T. Stoker (Bradd) and Julie T. Radloff (Knut); and a grandchild, Samuel Stoker.
A private memorial service is scheduled for a later date.
The family would like to thank the staff of Duke Hospice for their tender love and care for Stan during his illness.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: ColonCancer Alliance,, 1025 Vermont Ave. NW, Suite 1066 Washington DC 20005 or to the Duke Hospice, Hock Family Pavilion, 4023 N. Roxboro Street, Durham NC 27704.
An online book of memories is available at

Sean Michael Austin
ROXBORO — Sean Michael Austin, 30, of 650 Younger Rd., Roxboro, died Wednesday, September 4, 2013. Born in Durham County, Mr. Austin was the son of Wayne Michael and Angela Newton Austin, of Roxboro. Mr. Austin worked for GKN-Mebane and was a member of Clement Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Austin is survived by his wife, Amber Reams Austin; his daughter, Georgia Anne Howell; his brother, Thomas Austin and wife, Katie, of Timberlake; his nephew, Landon Austin; and his grandparents, Curtis and Mary Nell Austin, of Hurdle Mills.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, September 7, 2013, at Clement Baptist Church by the Rev. Joel Bradsher.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m., Friday, at Clement Baptist Church and at other times at the home of Wayne and Angela Austin, 215 Winstead Loop Rd., Roxboro.
Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Bowes, Brian Bowes, Jacob Newton, Jonathan Newton, Joel Newton, Terry Newton and William Clayton.  Honorary pallbearers will be Blake Walker, Timmy Pleasant, Al Stone, Justin Rogers and Ben Rogers.
Memorials may be made to the Sean M. Austin Memorial Fund, c/o Roxboro Savings Bank, P.O. Box 489, Roxboro, NC, 27573, on behalf of Sean and Amber's children.
Condolences may be sent to

David Hutchins Harward
BOILING SPRING LAKES — David Hutchins Harward, 78, of Boiling Spring Lakes, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in the SECU Hospice House of Brunswick. He was born March 4, 1935 in Durham County the son of the late Fernie David and Ruth T. Harward.
Mr. Harward was a retired from Burroughs – Wellcome in Durham. He had also worked as a homebuilder in the Durham area. Mr. Harward volunteered in the US Army as an MP and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. He loved watching and playing bluegrass music, and riding dirt bikes with his nephews at the Low Grounds of Durham County. He was a good friend and a great uncle. He was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Harward.
Surviving are three nephews, Aaron Harward of Boiling Spring Lakes, Matthew Harward of Florida, and Ira Harward of Oak Island; a niece, Amanda Harward of Ash; and great nephews and nieces, Taylor and Colby Harward, and Christin and Heath Harward.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 8, 2013 in the Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Durham.
You may send online condolences to
Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, North Carolina.