May 9, 2013

May. 08, 2013 @ 05:17 PM

Roady Gasque Adams
DURHAM — Mrs. Roady Gasque Adams, 102, formerly of 2509 Dallas St., died Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Eno Pointe Assisted Living Center. Her service will be held at 12 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2013 at Russell Memorial CME Church, 703 South Alston Avenue.  Interment will follow in Beechwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday at the church from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., one hour prior to the service. There will be a viewing for Mrs. Adams today at Burthey Funeral Chapel from 3 to 7 p.m.
Mrs. Adams is survived by her daughter, Mary Pittman Dempson; one sister, Jane G. Portlock; one grandson, Tyrus Lamont Dempson; and eight great grandchildren. The family will also receive friends at the home of her daughter at 623 Clayton Rd.
Arrangements by Burthey Funeral Service.

Martha Percy Boatright
DURHAM — Mrs. Martha Percy Boatright passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2013 after several years of declining health. She was born August 14, 1927 in Hendersonville, N.C. to the late Daisy S. and Victor Percy Sr. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Alyce Green; and brothers, Willard Percy and Victor Percy Jr.
Martha lived in Durham since 1939, graduating from Durham High School in 1946 and Durham Tech in 1971. She retired after 34 years from the American Tobacco Company as a Research Inspector. After retirement she did volunteer work at Lenox Baker Children’s Hospital.
She was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church and The Martha Sunday School Class. She enjoyed cooking, needle work, sewing and cake decorating, having made wedding dresses for her daughters and oldest granddaughter. She also made wedding cakes for her three children, several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Thomas (TJ) Boatright; three children, Sandra Davis (Bill) of Mocksville; Dan Boatright (Pam) of Carterville, IL; and Janet Wheeler (Russell) of Efland; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren; also surviving are three sisters, Olive Hilliard, Eleanor Rigsbee and Donna Percy; two brothers, Ralph Percy and Jerry Percy.
The family would like to thank neighbors Bob and Ann Bailey, and Ron and Sally Duffy for their help over the years. Also special thanks to Tommy’s Caregivers, Shirley Sneed, Margaret Curtis and Gwen Alston.
Funeral services will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Chapel. Rev. Hugh O’Shields and Rev. Earl Echols will officiate. Burial will be in Brier Creek Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends today from 4 to 6 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home. Flowers are acceptable or donations can be made to: Bethesda Baptist Church Together We Build Fund, 1914 S. Miami  Blvd., Durham, NC 27703 or Duke Home Care Hospice, 4321 Medical Park Dr., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704. Online condolences can be made at

Joe Russell Farned
DURHAM — Joe Russell Farned passed away peacefully at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, in his 87th year. Loving husband of 53 years of Polly Richardson Farned. Beloved father of Joe Jr. and his wife, Angela of Atherton, California, and Laura and her husband, Fred Tan of Potomac, Maryland. Proud grandfather of Joe III, Eric, Caroline and Jenna. He was educated at Delta State College in Mississippi and The University of Tennessee. Joe was a long time resident of Durham, where he retired from the Internal Revenue Service in 1986. 
A Memorial Service at Duke Memorial United Methodist Church in Durham is scheduled for May 11, 2013 11 a.m.

Bertha Lee Leonard Ferrell
DURHAM — Mrs. Bertha Lee Leonard Ferrell, 94, of Durham, died on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.
Mrs. Ferrell was born in Rocky Mount, N.C. to the late Frank Ellis Leonard and Waverly Lee Taylor Leonard. She was the co-owner of LeDawn’s Clothing Store. She was a member of Lowes Grove Baptist Church for 46 years and taught the Bertha Ferrell Sunday School Class for many years. She was a founding member of the Durham Association of Retarded Citizens (ARC). In her spare time, she loved to quilt and hunt for antiques.
She is survived by her two sons, Excell O. Ferrell III and wife, Paula, of Greensboro and Leonard W. Ferrell of Durham; one daughter, Jean Ferrell Styles of Durham; brother, Julian F. Leonard; sister, Irene Leonard Riley of Wilson; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Lowes Grove Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Forest Gale.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to ARC of Durham, 3500 Westgate Drive, Suite 402, Durham, NC 27707 or Lowes Grove Baptist Church, Rose Garden, 4430 S. Alston Ave., Durham, NC 27713. Online condolences can be made at

Lydia Haskin
DURHAM - Lydia Haskin of Durham, age 52, passed on Friday, May 3, 2013.
Ms. Haskin is survived by her father, James Teasley; two daughters, Laquitta Teasley and Jasmine Teasley; three brothers, Ash Teasley, James Teasley and Bruce Teasley; one sister, Lavonia Teasley; and one grandchild, Shamya Teasley.
Service will take place Friday, May 10, 2013 at Morehead Avenue Baptist Church, 1008 Morehead Avenue. The family will meet with friends at 11 a.m., and service will begin at 12 noon.
The family is being assisted by Scarborough and Hargett Memorial Chapel and Gardens.

Patricia McAllister-Jackson
DURHAM — The Homegoing Service for Patricia McAllister-Jackson is Friday, May 10th, 2013 at the New Metropolitan Faith Winners Baptist Church. Patricia McAllister-Jackson was a loving day care provider, who was active in her community and cherished her family and friends. The family will receive friends at the church from 12 noon to 1 p.m. The service will commence exactly at 1 p.m. She is survived and forever cherished by her loving husband, Mr. Jerry Jackson; mother, Mrs. Ann McAllister; her sister and brother, Janice McAllister-Lowery and Tracy McAllister; her three children, Maya, Jamir, and Eboni; and two grandchildren, Nona and Brooklyn; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services are entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.

Marie Lunke Miller
DURHAM - Marie Lunke Miller, 67, died peacefully at home in Durham, NC, on May 7, 2013, after a courageous fight with cancer. She is survived by loving husband, Jon Miller; son, Eric Miller and wife, Elizabeth and grandson, Jon of Asheville; son, Mark and wife, Mary and grandchildren, Luke and Claire of Raleigh; and daughter, Laura of Raleigh. Marie worked for Durham County for 22 years, at both Adult Services and Environmental Health. She enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling and her knitting group.
Cremation services are provided by Hall Wynne Funeral Service, Durham, with private memorial service.
Online condolences can be made at In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Duke Hospice.

Maggie Adaline Woodall
DURHAM — Maggie Adaline Woodall, infant daughter of Bert and Lesley Woodall of Durham, was born May 2, 2013 and passed away May 5, 2013 at the N.C. Children’s Hospital.
In addition to her parents, Maggie is survived by her brother, Caleb Woodall, and sister, Ella Woodall. Maggie was the granddaughter of Charles and Ann Woodall of Henderson, NC and Bob Garwood of Advance, NC. Maggie was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Bette Garwood.
A memorial service for Maggie will take place on Saturday, May 11th at 11 a.m. at Triangle Presbyterian Church, 5001 Tudor Place in Durham, NC.
In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to the N.C. Children’s Hospital "in memory of Maggie Adaline Woodall." Please send all gifts to the N.C. Children’s Promise Office, 88 Vilcom Circle, McClamroch Hall, Suite L100, CB #7237, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7237. You may also make a gift online by visiting Please be sure to indicate “in memory of Maggie Adaline Woodall” in the Tribute Information section found at the bottom of the page.
The Woodall family is under the care of Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home.

David Scott Wilkinson
OXFORD — David Scott Wilkinson, age 56, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013 after a brief battle with cancer. He was the son of Dorothy Gupton Wilkinson and the late George Propus “G.P.” Wilkinson. David was an employee with Ryder Transportation Services for over 36 years. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He loved to hunt and was a member of Providence Sporting Club. David also coached softball.
Memorial service will be held at Mt. Zion Baptist Church at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2013 by Reverend Keith Williams and Dr. Steven Bolton. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2 o.m. prior to the service in the fellowship hall.
Surviving are his wife, Vicki Oakley Wilkinson; his daughter, Lauren Victoria Wilkinson of the home; and a step-son, Steven Robert Light of Washington, D.C.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73123-1718 or to the Granville County Animal Shelter at 5650 Cornwall Road, Oxford, NC  27565.
The Wilkinson family is being assisted by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home. For online condolences, go to and select obituaries.

Dr. Earl Wilson Daniel
ROXBORO — Dr. Earl Wilson Daniel, age 94 of Roxboro, N.C. died peacefully on May 8, 2013 after several months of declining health. He was born January 29, 1919 in Leamington Ontario Canada, the son of the late Fred Henderson Daniel and Ruth Webb Daniel, both from Granville County in North Carolina. He is also predeceased by his devoted wife of 59 years, Agnes Warren Daniel, as well as his brother, USAF Colonel Cecil Frederick Daniel. 
In his youth, he returned with his family from Canada to permanently reside in Stem, N.C. in Granville County. There he graduated from Creedmoor High School in 1938 then continued his education at Lincoln Chiropractic College in Indianapolis, Indiana.
In 1940, he attained his license to practice Chiropractic in North Carolina and opened his practice in September of that same year in Roxboro, prior to enlisting in the U.S. Army. As a World War II Veteran, he was a Staff Sergeant in charge of Physical Therapy between 1942 and 1945 at Oliver General Hospital in Augusta, Georgia and then at Welch Convalescent Hospital in Daytona Beach, Florida. Following his time in the U.S. Army, he and his wife, whom he met while stationed in Daytona Beach, moved to St. Louis, Missouri where he completed post graduate work at Logan Chiropractic College. He practiced in Ohio for six months before returning permanently to his practice in Roxboro.
Earl Daniel was very proud of his profession as North Carolina's longest licensed Chiropractor, maintaining his license for 73 years. After retirement, he kept this license current and, for a while, continued to care for a limited number of patients. In 1992, he sold his practice to Dr. Gary Sullivan who continues to practice at the Semora Road location.
In addition to his long career, he was active in church as well as many local, state and national organizations. As a member of Roxboro Baptist Church, he served as a Deacon and member of Fishers of Men Sunday School class. His professional organizations included the American and the North Carolina Chiropractic Associations, Central District NCCA and the Durham-Person-Orange Chiropractic Group. He was a member of Exchange Club and served as District Governor in N.C. for National Exchange Clubs and also held offices in the local club. Dr. Daniel was a former chairman for Red Cross and Easter Seals fund drives for Person County and was involved with local and state Crippled Children & Adult programs. He chaired the Finer Carolina Community Improvement Program and was a state winner on making Roxboro a better place to live, work and play. He also enjoyed his membership in the North Central Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America in Roxboro where he served in elected offices and participated in tours, parades and car shows with his 1953 Packard. This association brought much pleasure and wonderful friendships. He was honored with an invitation to drive his Packard in the Inaugural Parade for Governor Jim Martin and again honored when driving his Packard to escort the daughter of Congressman Tim Valentine to her wedding.
He leaves behind a loving family: his daughters, Margaret Anne and husband, David Bradsher, of Roxboro and Mary Katherine and husband, John Baxter, of Burlington; his three grandsons, Larry Ferguson Jr. (Guy) & wife, Bonnie, of Summerfield, Fred Ferguson & wife, Sally, of Fuquay Varina and Jason Baxter & wife, Lauren, of Durham. He will be fondly remembered by his great grandchildren, Daniel & Abbey Ferguson and Casey &  Reed Ferguson as well as his step grandchildren and step great grandchildren, David, Pilar & Nicholas Bradsher, Matt Bradsher, Tyler and Jessica Leli; his sister-in-law, Carolyn Daniel; and also a special friend, Margaret Canada of South Boston, Virginia.
The family wishes to express sincere appreciation to the entire staff of Cambridge Hills Assisted Living and Person Memorial Hospital for the care and concern shown during his residence. Great appreciation is also given to his devoted friends who have faithfully contacted and visited him - some on a weekly routine. The contacts were uplifting and so important that he kept a daily journal of them.
Visitation will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2013 at Brooks & White Funeral Home in Roxboro. Friends may visit with the family at other times at the home of his daughter at 204 S. Morgan Street, Roxboro. The service to celebrate his life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Roxboro Baptist Church with Reverend Dr. DuPre Sanders and Reverend Chris Schelin officiating. Interment will follow at Person Memorial Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Dr. Gary Sullivan, Troy Bradsher, Daniel Keith, Charles Jackson, Don Waldo, Harry Lee Oakley, Sandy Stigall and Harold Ray Long.
Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Fishers of Men Sunday School class and The Antique Automobile Club.
Memorials may be made to Forward by Faith Fund at Roxboro Baptist Church, P.O. Box 348, Roxboro, N.C. 27573.
Condolences may be sent to

Johnny Henson Boykin
RALEIGH — Johnny Henson Boykin born in Cameron, North Carolina but growing up in Raleigh, passed away on May 4, 2013 after a brief illness. Mr. Boykin is survived by his two daughters, Hope L. Boykin of New York City and Dorothy D. Boykin of Durham, NC; a loving first cousin, Grover McDonald of Washington, DC; and many relatives and friends.
A memorial celebration will be held at Mt. Calvary Word Of Faith Church, 3100 Sanderford Rd, Raleigh, NC 27610 today, May 9, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.
Condolences for the family can be sent to, and in lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions in honor of Johnny H. Boykin be sent to Hospice of Wake County in Raleigh, NC (

William Wenford (Bill/Tink) Burgess
SOUTHERN PINES — William Wenford (Bill/Tink) Burgess, 82, of Southern Pines passed away on May 6, 2013 after a nine year battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was born December 4, 1930 in Orange Co. to the late William Washington Burgess and Novie Lorena Rigsbee. He lived most of his life in Durham where he retired from Liggett-Myers as a supervisor. He is preceded in death by his brother, Leonard Calvin "Buck" Burgess.
Surviving are his three children, Randal S. Burgess (Mary Ellen) of Creedmore, Ellen B. Parker (Don) of Durham, and Vicki B. McClish of Holly Ridge, NC; former wife children’s mother, Clara Atkins Burgess Coshatt of Holly Ridge; and four grandchildren, PFC Grant B. Parker; Gina Fisher Sefton (Keith) of Nashville, TN; R. Steve Burgess Jr. of Durham; Michael Roy Lee McClish of Holly Ridge, NC.
He was cremated on May 7, 2013 in Hoke County. A memorial service will be held in Durham once plans are complete.

Richard Cole Stone, M.D.
LAS VEGAS - Richard Cole Stone, M.D., Las Vegas, died peacefully in his sleep, May 7, 2013. Born in Durham, N.C., 1933, he married Sandra (Sandy) Ferrell in 1957, and they had two boys, Richard Jr. of Dallas, TX and Joseph Craig of Jupiter, FL.
He received his Bachelors of Arts degree from Duke University in Durham, NC and went on to earn his medical degree in 1962 from Duke University Medical School. Richard was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society and won many scholastic awards for achievement. Richard proudly served his country in the US Army for four years and served an additional four years in the Army Reserves.
In 1965, Richard joined the Dallas Medical & Surgical Clinic in Dallas, TX where he practiced Gastroenterology for 26 years and was loved by all his patients and staff.
He loved deep sea fishing and traveled the world with Sandy on many great fishing adventures.
Retiring in 1991, he and Sandy moved to Las Vegas, where he lived another 22 years until this his final journey home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Keep Memory Alive Foundation at The Cleveland Clinic - Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Las Vegas, NV (