May 18, 2013

May. 17, 2013 @ 05:05 PM

Charles Richard “Dick” May
DURHAM - Mr. Charles Richard “Dick” May, 86, a resident of Durham, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2013. Born in Durham, Dick was the son of the late Robert Lee May and Louise (Lossie) Eason May.
He graduated from Lowe’s Grove High School and was a veteran of World War II having proudly served in the US Navy.
As a young man, he was employed as a fireman with the City of Durham. He then went to work for Mebane Homes and later as a sales representative for Kingsdown Bedding for 17 years. He finished his career at Cimarron Homes.
Dick was a member of First Baptist Church and also belonged to the Seekers Sunday School Class. For many years, he was actively involved in the church’s homebound ministry. As a former member of Braggtown Baptist Church, he was a teacher in the Lamplighters Class.
He was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to hunt as well as fish.
Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Bobby Olive May; his daughter, Patti M. Morrison and husband, Craig, of Durham; his son, R. Mark May and wife, Mitzi, of Rougemont; five grandchildren, Justin Morrison (Chelsey), Blair Morrison (Emily), Maggie Perkins (Seth), Conley May and Cassie May.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, William C. May, Robert Lee May Jr.; and two sisters, Helen M. Downey and Eason M. Chandler.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends at Clements Funeral Home in Durham on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Duke Hospice, 4321 Medical Park Drive, Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704 or Home Bound Ministries in c/o First Baptist Church, 414 Cleveland Street, Durham, NC 27701.
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at

Joseph Anthony Moylan Jr., M.D.
DURHAM — Joseph Anthony Moylan Jr., M.D., 74, died Thursday. He was born July 14, 1938 in Hartford, CT to the late Joseph A. and Sabina O’Connor Moylan. Dr. Moylan graduated from Fairfield University as class Valedictorian. He received his medical degree from Boston University, after which he completed training in surgery at the University of Washington, Seattle. Dr. Moylan served as a Major in the U.S. Army, Institute of Surgical Research from 1969-72 at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX. He was Chief of the burn unit at the University of Wisconsin in Madison prior to joining Duke University’s Dept. of Surgery, where he was Chief of the Trauma Service and Professor of Surgery from 1975-94. Dr. Moylan was instrumental in the formation of Duke Hospital’s Life Flight program. From 1994-97, he was Lucille & DeWitt Daughtry Professor and Chairman of the Dept. of Surgery at the University of Miami. He returned to Durham and resumed practice as Professor of Surgery at Duke. After retirement from Duke in 2007, Dr. Moylan continued in medicine as an attending surgeon at the V.A. Medical Center in Durham.
A man who was motivated by his deep faith and commitment to community, Dr. Moylan, with his wife, Ann Carole, founded the Durham Nativity School in 2001. This tuition-free middle school for inner city, under-served boys spans an 11-year program from 6th grade through college, with the goal of returning young men to the Triangle area to give back to the community.
Dr. Moylan was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church for 38 years.
Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Ann Carole McGurkin Moylan; his children, Sean P. (Cara) Moylan, of West Hartford, CT, Michael F. (Morgan) Moylan of Hillsborough, Brendan J. (Cindy) Moylan of Durham, Maura M. Sullivan of Durham, Kiernan P. (Krissy) Moylan of Vero Beach, FL and Katie M. (Darin) Little of Hillsborough; grandchildren, Declan, Mairin, Eamon, Maeve & Quinlan Moylan; Finn, Donovan, Rory & Maisie Moylan; Beckett and Fergus Moylan; Nick, Maddy, Owen & Bridget Sullivan; Liam, Seamus & Sloane Moylan; and Lucas & Shelby Little; and a sister, Sally McGurkin of Bolton, CT.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered 11:00 Monday from the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Friends may visit 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Interment will be private.
Gifts in Dr. Moylan’s memory may be made to: Durham Nativity School: durhamnativityorg or P.O. Box 3537, Durham, 27702.  On-line memorials:

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.

Elizabeth Marshall Sharpe Wilson
CARRBORO — Elizabeth Marshall Sharpe Wilson passed away on Thursday, May 9th at her home in Carrboro, after many years of poor health. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Wendell Wilson; and her three children, Loftin and James of Durham and Sarah of Syracuse, NY. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cora Sharpe and Houston Sharpe.
Liza grew up in Graham, NC, and graduated from UNC with a degree in comparative literature. She homeschooled all of her children. When she was young she had a great sense of adventure and exploration, living in places as varied as Seattle, Boston, and Georgia. In the last decades of her life, she chose to live very quietly, in the company of her immediate family. Her keen and wonderful sense of humor and her strong sense of compassion never deserted her.
In keeping with her wishes and beliefs, there will be a private memorial service for family and close friends. In lieu of flowers, donations in her honor can be made to WUNC at

Jack Stanley Forlines
CLAYTON — Jack Stanley Forlines, 80, of Clayton, NC, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013, following a two-year battle with cancer.
A memorial service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Garner Free Will Baptist Church, 1133 Benson Rd., Garner, NC 27529, followed by a reception in the church fellowship hall. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Winterville Free Will Baptist Church, 489 Cooper St., Winterville, NC 28590, following a burial at Winterville Cemetery. The visitation will be held Monday at Wilkerson Funeral Home, 2100 E. 5th St, Greenville from 6 to 8 p.m.
Born on January 30, 1933, in Pitt County, NC, he was the son of John Leroy and Leta Manning Forlines. He graduated from Winterville High School in 1951 and East Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in Math in 1956.
Mr. Forlines joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 1956. Over a 38-year long career, he worked in the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) of the USDA in Warren, Halifax, and Onslow Counties, as well as, in the NC State Office for ASCS in Raleigh and National Headquarters in Washington, DC. From March 1989 until his retirement in January 1994, he served as the Deputy Director of the Tobacco and Peanuts Division in Washington, DC.
Mr. Forlines was a faithful member of Garner Free Will Baptist Church and he served as Deacon and Treasurer in Free Will Baptist Churches in NC and Virginia. He served as moderator for the NC Association of Free Will Baptists from 1971 to 1973, the only layman to serve in that capacity to date.
Mr. Forlines had a love for automobiles, particularly Chryslers. He enjoyed traveling by car to visit friends and relatives.  His travels took him to all 50 states and to the many reunions he planned for family, high school classmates, hometown friends, and former co-workers.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandson, Jonathan M. Buchanan; and two sisters, Elsie F. Cole and Mattie Francis F. Langley.
Mr. Forlines is survived by his loving and caring wife of 58 years, Lottie Mae Stephens; and their children, Ronda F. Buchanan and husband, Jim, of Hillsborough, Myra D. Forlines, of Clayton, John S. Forlines and wife, Janet, of Washington, DC, and Veda L. Peters and husband, Bill, of Kill Devil Hills; eight grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Christine F. Stocks, of Durham; brother, Rev. Leroy Forlines and wife, Fay, of Nashville, TN; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Welch College (formerly known as Free Will Baptist Bible College), 3606 West End Ave., Nashville, TN 37205 or Winterville Historical and Arts Society, PO Box 2014, Winterville, NC 28590.
The family expresses gratitude to the loving and dedicated caregivers from Liberty Home Care and Hospice Services.
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