May 17, 2013

May. 16, 2013 @ 05:07 PM

Lisa M. Blalock
DURHAM — Lisa M. Blalock, born on November 16, 1961, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Duke Hospital.
Lisa attended Jordan High School and then Duke University, graduating in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She received a Masters of Fine Arts from UNC Greensboro.
Lisa enjoyed art, photography, and loved all animals, especially horses, cats and dogs.
Lisa was predeceased by her father, Howard Blalock. She is survived by her mother, Florence; her sister, Debbie; and her brother, Mike and his wife, Sandi; also, her beloved cat, Kiwi.
No services are planned at this time.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to APS of Durham, 2117 E. Club Blvd, Durham, NC 27704.
The family is being assisted by Hall Wynne Funeral Service. Online condolences

Annette Louise Edwards
DURHAM - Memorial service for Annette Louise Edwards, 66, will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Greater Emmanuel Temple of Grace, 227 E. Main St. Survivors include husband, Johnny Edwards; father, Silas Greene; daughter, Gwendolyn Dupree (Lacey); son, Demetrius Edwards; four grandchildren; one great grandchild; sister, Gwendolyn Chavis (James); brother, Donnell Greene (Virginia); aunts, Rosa Herron, Bessie Williams (Walter); uncle, James Greene; special friend, James Bynum; sister-in-law, Lena Greene.

Norman Madison Hunt
DURHAM — Norman Madison Hunt, 89, of Durham, North Carolina, died Sunday, May 12, 2013. 
Born on December 23, 1923, in Durham, North Carolina, he was the son of the late William Madison Hunt and Jennie Kerr Hunt.  He graduated from Hargrave Military Academy and attended North Carolina State University. Mr. Hunt served in the United States Armed Forces during World War II in New Guinea, the Philippines, and Guam.
He was married to Hazel Estes Hunt on March 1, 1947; they were married 66 years.
Mr. Hunt was an active member of the Durham business community. His father founded W.M. Hunt Plumbing and Heating Company in 1929, and Mr. Hunt succeeded him in leading the company from 1950 until 1984. His civic interests included the Salvation Army Home for Unwed Mothers, Durham Civitan Club, Sales and Marketing Executives of Durham, and local and state trade associations. He was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and a Shriner.
Mr. Hunt is survived by his two children, William Mark Hunt and his friend, Gooche Vann Stricklin of Chapel Hill and Marcia Hunt Thomas and her husband, J. Michael Thomas of Greensboro; two sisters, Joyce Hunt Clayton of Durham and Francis Hunt 
Johnson of San Bernadino, CA; three grandchildren, Lauren Elizabeth Hunt and her husband, William M. Russell of Charleston, SC, Helen Hunt Thomas of Greensboro, and Alexander Mark Hunt of Chapel Hill; and two great-grandchildren, Owen Hunt Russell and Leo William Russell of Charleston.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Hilda Hunt Donnelly.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.
A graveside service will be held at Maplewood Cemetery in June.
The Hunt family is under the care of Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home. Online condolences may be shared at, select obituaries.

Krystal Lashay Langley
DURHAM — Krystal Lashay Langley, 24, departed her life on May 14, 2013.
She leaves behind her father, Godfrey Langley; and mother, Carol Sharpe; one sister, one brother, two grandmothers and one grandfather.
A viewing will be held at First Calvary Baptist Church on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. and funeral service at 1 p.m.
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.

Virgil Lory Meggett
DURHAM — Funeral services for Mr. Virgil Lory Meggett (71) of Durham, NC will be conducted on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the First Pentecostal of Durham, and the interment will follow in the Glennview Memorial Gardens. The family will meet their friends one hour before the funeral service.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Sara L. Meggett; two sons, Mr. Jason Elliott Meggett, Mr. Derek William; one daughter, Ms. Michelle Williams; one brother, Mr. Alton Meggett; four sisters, Mrs. Lillie Watson (Douglas), Mrs. Beulah M. Ross, Mrs. Pansy Shell, Ms. Rosa Lee Meggett; eight grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Final care and arrangements are entrusted to: Hanes Funeral Service.

Annie Mae Clark
OXFORD — Annie Mae Clark, 91, died Tuesday May 14, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Graham B. and Ruby Hart Currin and the widow of Hammie B. Clark. A retired LPN at Granville Hospital and Murdock Center in Butner, a member of Oxford Baptist Church, active in Women On Missions, Meals on Wheels and a friend to all.
Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 am Friday, May 17, 2013 at Oxford Baptist Church, by Dr. J Steven Bolton. Burial will follow in Nelson Baptist Church Cemetery, Nelson, VA.
Surviving are her 4 grandchildren, Vincent Clark (Kerry) and Frances Clark of Newark, DE, Scott Willoughby and Chris Willoughby of Columbia, SC, her 2 great grandchildren, Graham Thomas Clark and Sophia Clark of Newark, DE, her sister, Lelia C. Blackwell (AD) of Oxford, many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased in death by a daughter, Ruby Willoughby; a son Graham B. Clark; 3 brothers, Graham Currin, Buster Currin, Hillman Currin, 2 sisters, Thelma Hughes, Elizabeth Wilkinson.
Memorials may be made to Oxford Baptist Church, PO Box 398, Oxford, NC 27565.  
The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11:00 am Friday in the church Living Center.
Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home is assisting the Clark family.

Doris Neville Bennett
CHAPEL HILL — Doris Neville Bennett, January 20, 1926 – May 16, 2013, died in her home. She was born in Orange County to the late Robert and Myrtle Neville.
The eldest of two children, she is survived by her sister, Debra Neville Gooding.
Doris is survived by her son, Van Bennett of Chapel Hill; two grandchildren, Robbie Bennett and Shanna Bennett Kirkman; and two great grandchildren, Isaac McCullough and Tiffany Kirkman.
Doris worked as an accountant for UNC in Chapel for thirty years. She spent her life caring for those she loved and the elderly in the community.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at Damascus Congregational Church, 522 Damascus Church Road, Chapel Hill. The Bennett family will receive visitors from 11 until 12 before the service. Interment will be held at Damascus Congregational Church Cemetery from 12 until 1 following the service.
Flowers are accepted, or donations may be made to the Damascus Church Cemetery Fund, 522 Damascus Church Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.

Jane Powell Rody
CHAPEL HILL - Jane Powell Rody, 81, of Chapel Hill, NC, died peacefully at home on May 16, 2013. Jane is survived by her husband, Martin J. Rody; her son, Marc PN Rody; and by her daughter, Kathy Rody Garbow. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Trevor and Matthew Garbow, and Drew and Heather Rody; and also by her cousin, Catherine Pendergraft. Jane was a nurse at the UNC Hospital where were assisted in the delivery of the first baby born in the UNC Hospital Emergency Room. She also served as nurse at the American University, The Department of the Interior and the Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C. She later volunteered at the UNC Hospital for over 18 years. A memorial service to honor and celebrate her life will take place at the Chapel of the Cross, 120 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC on May 20th at 2 p.m. Her preference was for a private graveside service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the UNC Health Care Volunteer Association by calling (919) 966-3974.

Harold (Hal) Lininger
BROOMALL, PA. — Harold (Hal) Lininger of Broomall Presbyterian Village, Broomall, PA, and formerly of Durham, NC, passed away peacefully on May 15th at Bryn Mawr Hospital. He was born on August 7, 1934 in Conneaut, OH to Thomas Merwyn and Gertrude Lorena (Mitchell) Lininger.
Hal earned a B.A. degree from Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, OH before relocating to Durham, NC where he met and married Anne Wisnom in 1965.
He was a long-time member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Durham, where he served as a Sunday church school teacher and director, as well as on the worship and memorial garden committees and acted as a lay assistant. For many years his hobbies included working in pen and ink drawing and gardening. He loved to sing hymns, carols and especially belting out happy birthday to family, friends and just about anyone celebrating a birthday.
After retiring from the Etch Department of Motorola in Research Triangle Park, Durham, Hal took on numerous activities including being an active member of the Durham Lions Club, volunteering as a family advocate in the ICU waiting rooms at Duke University Hospital, narrating for the North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, doing live broadcasting for the Triangle Radio Reading Service for the blind and reading impaired, both in Raleigh, and became a crisis hotline volunteer.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Gertrude; father, Thomas; wife, Anne; and long-time friend, Florence Schorschinsky. He is survived by four nieces, Nancy (Larry) Stuever of Menomonee Falls, WI, Victoria Wisnom of Lawton, OK, Leslie (Ronald) Dawson of Springfield, PA and Pamela (Thomas) Mueller of Virginia Beach, VA; and two nephews, Robert Wisnom of Moon Township, PA, and Dennis Wisnom of Schenectady, NY; nine great nieces and nephews, Robert (Alison) Wisnom, Patrick (Allison) Wisnom, Scott (Joy) Wisnom, Michael, Jennifer and Jon Stuever, Jessica (Mitch) Tate, Brian and Tracy Dawson; and four great, great nieces and nephews, Eric, Ava, Schaffer and Harper Wisnom.
A memorial service will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1200 West Cornwallis Road, Durham, NC on Saturday, June 15th at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Durham Lions Club, Duke University Hospital Auxiliary or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, all places that were very close to his heart.