May 13, 2013

May. 13, 2013 @ 06:05 PM


Andrew Belle Cobb

DURHAM - Mrs. Andrew Belle Cobb, 85, of 826 Ridgeway Ave., departed her life on May 7, 2013 after an extended illness. Her funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 12 p.m. at St. Mark AME Zion Church, 531 S. Roxboro St. Interment will follow in Beechwood Cemetery.

Family visitation will be on Tuesday, May 14 from 6-8 p.m. at Burthey Funeral Chapel.

Mrs. Cobb is a 1944 graduate of Hillside High School. In 1949, she received her degree at NCCU.

She is survived by two daughters, Jerris C. Wells (Eugene) and Jeanya C. McMillan (Harrison); one son, Claude C. Cobb III; eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Arrangements by Burthey Service.



Olivia Clements Weaver

DURHAM - Mrs. Olivia Clements Weaver, 86, formerly of 911 S. Plum St., died Sunday, May 5, 2013 at the home of her daughter at 3526 Abercromby Dr., after years of declining health. Her service will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 12 p.m. at White Rock Baptist Church, 3400 Fayetteville Road. Family visitation will be held at the church from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. one hour prior to the service. There will be a public viewing for Mrs. Weaver on Monday, May 13, from 1-7 p.m. at Burthey Funeral Chapel.



Faith Sanders Ferrell

OXFORD - Mrs. Faith Sanders Ferrell, 72, of  Oxford, died on Saturday, May 11, 2013.

Mrs. Ferrell was born in Anson County to the late James Frank Sanders and Jessie Horne Sanders. She was of the Baptist faith and loved fishing and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thurman Ferrell; son, Ricky Ferrell; daughter, Jeanette Ferrell; brothers, Bobby, Franklin and Mark Sanders and a sister, Mary Williams.  She is survived by her daughter, Gail Kokoruda and husband, Tommy; three brothers, Jack Sanders, Bill Sanders and Eric Sanders; three sisters, Louise Fletcher, Patricia Holder and Rachel Carden; four grandchildren, Ricky Ferrell, Timmy Ferrell, Joey Kokoruda, Ashley Kokoruda and 4 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Roger Wall. Interment will be in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home and other times at 5112 Skylane Drive in Durham. Flowers are acceptable. Online condolences may be made at



Dorothy Louise Prouty

CHAPEL HILL — Dorothy Louise Prouty, 88, died Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Carol Woods Retirement Community in Chapel Hill.

Born February 7, 1925 to Holland and Dorothy Coffin in Natick, Massachusetts, she lived her early years in Littleton, Massachusetts. She was a graduate of Simmons College in 1946. That same year, Dorrie married Langdon Prouty Jr., of Littleton. They lived in Harvard, Massachusetts during the early years of their marriage. Dorrie and Lang moved to Long Island, New York in 1962 and spent the next 31 years there, where they raised their three children. Upon retirement, they moved to Durham and relocated to Carol Woods in 1998.

Dorrie taught elementary school for 21 years on Long Island. She received the Teacher of the Year award in 1990. In retirement, she was active in the Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Durham, NC. She was an avid gardener, an accomplished

writer who enjoyed travels to Russia, China and Europe.

She is survived by her children, Megan (Lou) Drake of Virginia Beach, Va, Mark Prouty (Bonnie) of Burke, Va, and Heather (Jon) Reed of Maryville, Tn: grand-children, Katharine (Mike) Mayer of Woodbridge, Va, Edward (Alison) Prouty of Houston, Tx,

Jennifer (Chris) Lucas of Sterling, Va, Peyton Reed of Maryville, Tn; and two great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Carol Woods Charitable Fund (Carol Woods Charitable Fund, 750 Weaver Dairy Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514).

A memorial service will be held at the Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Durham, NC at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2013. A reception will follow at the Carol Woods Retirement Community social lounge.