May 15, 2013

May. 14, 2013 @ 05:23 PM

Marie Phillips Booth
DURHAM - Mrs. Marie Phillips Booth, 85, passed away Tuesday morning, May 14, 2013 at Durham Regional Hospital. Mrs. Booth was the daughter of the late Berry Sutton Phillips and Minnie Alice Tucker Phillips. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Arthur (A.G.) Booth. Prior to retirement, Mrs. Booth was employed by John Umstead Hospital. She was a member of Braggtown Baptist Church.
Mrs. Booth is survived by her daughter, Karen Booth Thompson and husband, Buddy, of Butner, NC; son, Arthur G. Booth Jr. and wife, Tomie, of Yuma, AZ; sister, Violet P. Capps of Danville, VA; brothers, Robert Phillips of Branford, FL, Thomas Phillips of Tavaras, FL; grandchildren, Miko Booth, Artie Booth and wife, Olga, Heather Thompson Currin and husband, Tyler; and great-grandchild, Avery Currin.
A funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor. Family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home in Durham
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at

Scarlette Chandler Glasgow
DURHAM — Scarlette Chandler Glasgow, 66, passed away Monday, May 13, 2013 at Hock Family Pavilion. Ms. Glasgow was born in Durham Co. to the late Felix Elmore Chandler Sr. and Minnie Bell Gates Chandler. Ms. Glasgow was also preceded in death by a brother, Felix Chandler Jr.; and sister, Bertha Jacobs. She was an insurance representative with State Farm Insurance Company.
She is survived by her daughters, Scarlette Ann Marraccini, Susan Richards; son, John Ben Glasgow; sister, Zelia Bradshaw; brothers, Tony and Mike Chandler; grandchildren, Alexis and Kristina Marraccini, Graff and Chandler Richards, Chris and Harley Glasgow, Savannah and Storm Glasgow.
A graveside service will be held 3 p.m. on Friday at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Clements Funeral Home in Durham.
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at

Ruby Hunt Merritt
CARRBORO — Mrs. Ruby Hunt Merritt, 104, died May 12, 2013 at her home. She was born May 17, 1908, in Chatham County to the late Charlie and Maybelle Hunt. Mrs. Merritt spent most of her life living in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eben Merritt, and her brother, Onyx Hunt.
She is survived by four children: Virginia Grantham, Iris Womble (Tom), Clarice Page (Bill), and Dr. Wyndell Merritt; seven grandchildren: Mary Lib Sinodis (David), Kathy Lynch (Mark), Karen Wallace, Bruce Page (Linda) and Doug Page, Hunter Merritt (Lori) and Ian Merritt; five great-grandchildren: Brian Grantham (Dreama), Dillon and Riley Lynch, Eben and Sunny Merritt; three step great-grandsons: Joey (Chris), Ross (Amanda) and Thomas (Tiffany) Sinodis; two step-great-great-granddaughters: Kate and Lily Sinodis.
Mrs. Merritt was the oldest member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Chapel Hill. She served the church by freely giving her musical talent for 75 years. As a gifted teacher in the church, she taught different age groups from the youngest to the oldest classes about God's love. Throughout the years she served on many church committees.
She remained alert and true to her church even though her health prevented her from attending during her last years. Each month she faithfully sent her monetary contribution and each week she looked forward to hearing the sermon on her CD. She always enjoyed visits from her pastor and friends. A favorite pastime was cheering for UNC athletes on television. What a wonderful role model for her family and all who knew her!
Her preference was for a private family burial service followed by a memorial service for family and friends at Mt Carmel. The memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 16, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church at 11:30 a.m., with the Reverend Dennis Hill officiating. Following the service, there will be a reception for family and friends.
The family wishes to express their deepest appreciation to all those who provided prayers and support. Especially are they grateful to the nurses with Southern Comfort Home Care who gave "Miss Ruby" their special love and care.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Building Fund, 2016 Mt. Carmel Church Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27517.