May 20, 2013

May. 19, 2013 @ 05:09 PM

Daris Dancel Jackson
DURHAM - Daris Dancel Jackson, 48, departed his life on May 15, 2013. He leaves behind his grandmother, Mazrine Jackson; parents, Nannie Villines (Norman "Pops"); fiancé, Tangelia McKinney; three brothers and one sister.
A viewing will be held prior to the funeral service on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 11 a.m., and funeral services will begin at 12 noon at First Calvary Baptist Church, 1311 Morehead Ave. Durham, NC.
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home. 

Douglas Ray Knight Sr.
DURHAM - Douglas Ray Knight Sr., age 79, a resident of 1315 Doc Nichols Road, died Saturday afternoon at his home.
Born March 12, 1934, in Harnett County, Douglas was the son of the late Otho and Lecta Goodwin Knight. He had been a resident of Durham for about 65 years and was a veteran of the Korean War, where he served in the U.S. Navy. Douglas was employed as an electrical contractor for the city of Durham, before establishing Knight Electrical Company in 1972, which he owned and operated until 1988. He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church.
Helping people in any way he could was a very important part of his life. He did this not for the praise and recognition it would bring him but because he genuinely cared about the well-being of others.
Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Evelyn Loyd Knight; three daughters, Vickie Knight Eason and Darla Knight Olson and husband, Fred, both of Durham and Mitzi Knight McLaurin and husband, Thad, of Greensboro; his son, Douglas Ray Knight Jr. of Wilkesboro; his sister, Betty Knight Delceg of Durham; six grandchildren, Michael Douglas Stanton, Melissa Lauren Stanton, Troy Daniel Eason, Duncan Knight McLaurin, Rayna Claire McLaurin and Ellery Lane McLaurin; and one-great-grandchild, Cameron Michael Thompson.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Calvary United Methodist Church, Rev. Jen Anderson officiating. A reception will be held in the church fellowship hall following the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Calvary United Methodist Church, 304 East Trinity Avenue, Durham, North Carolina 27703, or the Urban Ministries of Durham, 412 Liberty Street, Durham, North Carolina 27703.
Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home is assisting the Knights. Online condolences may be submitted to, select obituaries.

Wendy Spillane Pease
DURHAM — Wendy Spillane Pease died peacefully at home on May 18, 2013 in Durham, NC surrounded by her loving family. Wendy was born in Hartford, CT to the late Mildred Terrill and Julius Spillane and married her high school sweetheart, James C. Pease, on June 22, 1968. She and Jim lived in West Hartford, CT until they moved to North Carolina in 1996.
Wendy leaves behind her beloved husband, Jim; and three devoted children, Melissa Pease Scheffler and her husband, Kevin Scheffler, of Pittsburgh, PA, Aimee Pease Fox and her husband, Matthew Fox, of Arlington, MA, and Edward Barber Pease and his wife, Loren Grosso Pease, of Pittsboro, NC. She also leaves eight precious grandchildren, Julie, Emily & Lindsay Scheffler, Bayley & Camden Fox, and Andrew, Tyler & Bradon Pease. In addition, she is survived by her sister, Beverly S. Hunter and her husband, Stuart, of Ft. Myers Beach, Fl; and brothers, Lowell T. Spillane and his wife, Susan, of Sanibel, Fl and Shelburne, VT and Robert W. Spillane and his wife, Cheryl, of Littleton, NH and Winchester, CT.
After graduating from Middlebury College, Wendy had a career as a human resources officer in the financial services sector before retiring in 1996. She served in numerous capacities throughout her life, as a Deacon and Elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA), a volunteer with Duke HomeCare and Hospice, a discussion leader in Bible Study Fellowship, and a willing care giver for her mother during the last years of her life. Wendy enjoyed swimming, water skiing, and playing golf with the Nifty Niner group at Chapel Hill Country Club. Above all, she cherished her faith, family, and friends and especially treasured time with her grandchildren. Wendy will be remembered for her kind words, gentle spirit and her servant’s heart.
Her family and friends will celebrate her life at a memorial service at Triangle Presbyterian Church, 5001 Tudor Place, Durham, NC 27713 on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Wendy's memory to Duke HomeCare & Hospice, or to Triangle Presbyterian Church in support of the sponsorship of the students in Haiti.
Arrangements for the Pease family are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. On-line memorials:  Select obituaries.

Ruth Knight House
SCOTLAND NECK, NC - Ruth Knight House, 81, died Saturday, May 18, 2013.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Scotland Neck. Interment will follow at Trinity Episcopal Cemetery. The Reverend Canon E.T. Malone Jr. will be presiding.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2013 at Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.
Ruth was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church Altar Guild and Vestry and was Assistant Deputy Clerk for the Halifax County Clerk of Superior Court for many years.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Julian House Jr.
She is survived by her daughter, Dr. Audrey House and husband, Dr. Greg Thomas, of Weddington; her sons, Oscar Julian House III and wife, Michelle, of Durham and Bud House and wife, Jean, of Hobgood; brother, Kenneth Knight and wife, Wilma, of Saint Simons Island, GA; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 372, Scotland Neck, NC 27874.
Internet condolences may be made at
Arrangements are being handled by Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.