May 22, 2013

May. 21, 2013 @ 05:24 PM

Edward (Eddie) Bailey
DURHAM - Edward (Eddie) Bailey, 62, entered into eternal rest on May 15, 2013 at Hock Family Pavilion, Durham, NC. Eddie was employed at Duke University Medical Center for 23 years. 
He is survived by Dorothy Wooten of the home; one uncle, Luke Bailey (Irma), Bunn, NC; one step sister, Janice Bonaparte, Hamdin, CT; special cousins, Jessica Bailey and Bonnie Jackson, Ansonia, CT, Roenia Reddick and Blanche Bailey, Hartford, Ct, Jesse Bailey of Maine; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Bailey, Derby, CT, Sadie Smith, Ansonia, CT; a host of great nieces and nephews.
Two special sisters, Shirley Elliott and Patricia Reams of Durham, NC; one godson, Jimmy Reams, Camden, SC; one special brother, Richard Moore, Durham, NC.
Funeral Services will be on Friday, May 24, 2013 at Holloway Memorial Funeral Home, 2502 NC Hwy 55, Durham, NC 27713. Visitation at 11 a.m. and services at 12 noon. 
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.

Catherine Elizabeth Clay “Aunt Janie”
DURHAM — Catherine Elizabeth Clay “Aunt Janie”, 95, of Durham passed away Monday, May 20, 2013 at Croasdaile Pavilion. A native of Granville County she was the daughter of the late John Arch Clay and Vivian Reavis Clay. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church of Durham. She is a graduate of UNC where she received her Master’s Degree in Education. During her career she was a high school counselor at Southern High School in Durham, NC. She later went on to become the Director of Counseling of Durham Public Schools. 
Aunt Janie had no children of her own, but she was a loving aunt and treated her nieces and nephews as her very own. She was a very outgoing person that loved to travel. Talking to people became natural to her, therefore, becoming a great friend to many and loved by all. 
Aunt Janie was preceded in death by John Arch Clay Jr., Cynthia Clay Alexander, Edith Clay Perdue, Margaret Clay Smart, and Benjamin Reavis Clay.
She is survived by a sister, Julia Clay Elliott of Durham; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.
Friends may visit from 6 to 8 p.m. today, May 22, 2013 at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service.
Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery in Oxford, NC.
A memorial service at the Few Chapel at Croasdaile Village will be held at a later date. 
Arrangements for the Clay family are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. On-line memorials:  Select obituaries.

Madeline C. Curl
DURHAM - Madeline C. Curl, of Croasdaile Village, Durham, passed away Monday night May 20, 2013.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Walker's Funeral Home Of Chapel Hill is assisting the Curl family.

Rufus W. Holman
DURHAM - Mr. Rufus W. Holman, 93, died, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. His memorial service will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Burthey Funeral Chapel, 1510 Fayetteville St.
Arrangements by Burthey Service.

Cassie Steele Kluttz
DURHAM — Cassie Steele Kluttz, the daughter of James Walter Steele and Louise Smith Steele, was borne March 28, 1920 in Wadesboro, North Carolina. She died May 15th, 2013.
Her early education began at Cox and Bennett Elementary School in Sneesboro and Anson County Training School in Wadesboro, North Carolina.
After completing High School, Cassie entered Fayetteville State Teachers University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, She did further study at North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina seeking a Masters Degree in Library of Science. She later studied at New York University where she received a Masters of Science degree in Elementary Education. She also held a Certificate in Reading from the University of the State of New York.
Cassie taught at Swans Creek Elementary School in Fayetteville, North Carolina and Central High School in Hillsboro, North Carolina.
Cassie later migrated to Brooklyn, New York and took the New York City’s Teacher’s Examination and began teaching at P.S. 3 and later P.S. 256 in Bedford Stuyvesant. Cassie retired from the New York City Board of Education after serving as a Classroom Teacher, Special Reading Teacher, and Acting Assistant Principal for twenty five years.
Cassie was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Crown Heights Brooklyn, its Trustee Board, Women’s Benevolent Circle, and Office Secretary and Treasurer of Seniors on The Move Ministry.
Cassie was a long time member of the Brooklyn Branch of the National Association of University Women and served as a two term President, Vice-President and Publicity Chairman; Life member of the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, where she served as First Anti-Basilus, Editor of Theta Talks, and Advisor to the Kudos; proud member of the Fayetteville State University Senior Academy, and the American Association of Retired People.
Cassie is predeceased by her husband, Edward Bernard Kluttz; a son, Van Johnson Kluttz; her brother, Charlie Steele; and three sisters, Edna Steele Shaw, Mary Alice Steele Clemmons, and Mable Thompson Steele.
She leaves to mourn her loving son, Andre’ Edward Kluttz of Brooklyn, New York; nieces, Mrs. Sonya Long of Floosmoor, Illinois; Mrs. Chardayle Robinson of Germantown, Tennesse; Ms Deborah Steele, Ms Millicent Steele, Ms Penny Steele, Ms Peaches Steele, Mia Saunders, and Letecia Walker of Durham, North Carolina; nephews, Mr. Alois Ricardo Clemmons of New York, New York; Mr Parnell Steele, Mr Carl Lee Steele, Mr Sandy Steele of Durham, North Carolina and Dr. James Colson of Raleigh, North Carolina.  She also leaves a host of cousins, grand nieces and nephews, relatives, and friends including first cousins, Ms Vernetta Lewis, of Brooklyn, New York and Bishop Elroy Lewis of Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Graveside rites Friday at 1 p.m. at Salisbury National Cemetery. Family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 7 at Fisher Funeral Parlor.

Bobbie Lee Lucas Sr.
DURHAM — Bobbie Lee Lucas Sr., age 75, of Durham, died May 18, 2013 at the Unihealth Rehabilitation Center, Durham, North Carolina. Death followed a long period of illness. Bobbie “Big Luke” was born September 28, 1938, in Durham, and was the son of the late Georgia Mae Laws and the late Sam Lucas. He was a loving husband, father, and friend. Bobbie was predeceased by wife, Mozella Lucas. Bobbie is survived by daughter, Felicia Lucas; daughter, Gina Lucas-Ward; daughter, Cassandra Peaks; son, Bobbie Lucas Jr.; five grandchildren; and sister, Carolyn L. Farmer.
There is to be a funeral service on Saturday May 25, 2013 at St. James Baptist Church, 1305 W Club Blvd Durham, NC 27705. Relatives and friends are invited to attend: Viewing at 12 noon, Funeral at 1 p.m.
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.

Aleene George Mashburn
DURHAM - Mrs. Aleene George Mashburn, 83, of Durham, died on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
Mrs. Mashburn was a native and lifelong resident of Durham, the daughter of the late Purvis George and Bernice Lockamy George.  She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, John L. Mashburn; two sons, Keith Mashburn (Natalie) and J. B. Mashburn (Donna); two daughters, Wanda Summey (Spencer) and Yvonne Scarlett (Ron); and four grandchildren, Amanda Scarlett, Adam Scarlett, Andrew Scarlett and Nikki Mashburn.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Chapel. Pastor Betty Bunn will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m., before the service at the funeral home. Flowers are acceptable.  Online condolences can be made at

Winnifred Allen Newnam
DURHAM — Winnifred Allen Newnam, passed from this Earth to be with her savior on May 18, 2013.
Winnifred, better known as ‘Wink’, was born in Greensboro, NC on October 26, 1930 to the late Winnie Greeson and LeDewey Ellis Allen and spent most of her childhood in the Gibsonville/Whitsett area. Wink went to high school in High Point and continued her education at UNC-Greensboro, where she was the captain of the women’s tennis team. She finished her undergraduate degree at UNC-Chapel Hill.
“Wink” married Raymond D. Newnam Jr., the love of her life, of High Point, in 1951. Wink and Raymond, also known as R.D., found their way to Lowe’s Grove in Durham in 1959 and lived there the remainder of their lives. 
Wink worked for the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics for over 30 years. This job gave her the opportunity to build relationships and brighten people’s days throughout the Triangle community. Wink also served as a substitute teacher in the Durham County school system. 
Wink’s real gift was caring for others. She adored her husband, her three sons, multitudes of friends and extended family.  Her home was always open for anyone who needed a meal, a place to heal, or a good story to make you feel better.
Mrs. Newnam was preceded in death by her mother and father; her sister, Wilma; brother, “Jack” whom she adored; and her husband, R.D. Newnam Jr.
Mrs. Newnam is survived by her three sons, Ray III of Oxford, NC, Daniel and John, both of Durham, NC; her six grandchildren, Jessica, Elizabeth, Chris, Ben, Victoria and Alexis; daughters-in-law, Rexanne and Tommy; and her canine companion, Oscar.
A memorial service will be held Friday, May 31, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the Howerton & Bryan Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Fishewr Center for Alzheimers Research Foundation, 199 Water Street, 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10038.
The Newnam family is under the care of Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home. Online condolences may be submitted at, select obituaries.

Annie Ruth Pontoon
DURHAM - Funeral service for Mrs. Annie Ruth Pontoon will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Pilgrim Baptist Church. Family visitation, one hour before service.
Survivors: son, Ike Pontoon; daughter, Jessie Neal Lyles; brothers, Charles Liles, Voss Liles; sisters, Hattie Breeden, Mattie Liles, Margie Liles Coffin; grandchildren, great grandchildren.
Arrangements by Fisher Funeral Parlor.

Maggie R. Raines
DURHAM — Maggie R. Raines, 76, departed this life on May 19, 2013. She leaves to cherish her loving memories husband, James Raines Sr.; three sons; one daughter; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five sisters; and nieces, nephews and a host of relatives and friends.
Family visitation 1:30 to 2 p.m., funeral service at 2 p.m. at Holland Chapel AME Zion, 360 Burgess Road, Apex, NC 27523, on Friday May 24, 2013.
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.

Lessie Parker Rudd
BURLINGTON — Mrs. Lessie Parker Rudd died on May 16, 2013.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 29 at 3 p.m. at Nall Memorial Baptist Church at 1330 Hanford Rd., Graham NC.
In lieu of flowers the family requests a covered dish for dinner and fellowship time with friends & family following the service in the church fellowship hall.

Frank J. Davis
HILLSBOROUGH – Frank J. Davis, 93, a lifetime resident of Hillsborough, born February 12, 1920, passed away May 21, 2013, after many years of declining health. He was a charter member of Abundant Life Church, where he served as head of the Doorkeeper Ministry for many years. He retired from the American Tobacco Company after 34 & ½ years. He served in the United States Army in WWII from 1942 until 1945, serving in North Africa, Italy, Germany, Austria, France and took basic training in Ireland with British troops. He was in Battery D, 124 anti-aircraft artillery Gun Battalion under General Omar Bradley. 
Frank was the son of the late John Archie Davis and Lillie Smith Boggs Davis. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Helen Gates Berry Davis; four sons, Wayne T. Davis (Sylvia) of Alcoa, TN, Grant J. Davis (Linda) of Roxboro, Ronald G. Berry (Joan) of Mebane, and Steven G. Berry (Debbie) of Hillsborough; daughter-in-law, Cheryl W. Davis; two granddaughters, Cherie D. Brown (Scotty) of Signal Mtn., TN, and Kristin N. Davis (John) of Roxboro; three grandsons, Bart W. Davis of Nashville, TN, K. Michael Davis of New Bern, NC, and Kevin D. Berry of Raleigh; two great-grandsons, Scotty IV, Stuart, and Taylor Brown of Signal Mtn., TN and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his sisters, Bessie Boggs Cates and Belva Grace Boggs Collins; and his brothers, Luther Curtis Boggs, Cashe Smith Boggs, John Lewis Davis, and Robert Dossy Davis; and one son, Kenneth Lewis Davis.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday in Abundant Life Church. Burial will be in Hillsborough Town Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday in Walker’s Funeral Home of Hillsborough. Flowers are acceptable, or memorials may be made to Abundant Life Church, 512 US 70, Hillsborough, NC 27278.

David Ben Rosin
TIMERLAKE — David Ben Rosin died unexpectedly on May 18, 2013, at his home. Dave is survived by his wife, Lori Rosin; and his children: Sarah-Marie Rosin, Shawn Friend, Roger Rosin, Misti Rosin, Tina Hutchins; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held 6 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013 at the Brooks & White Chapel. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 5 to 6 p.m. and following the service.

Sarah Irene Bryant
TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA — Sarah Irene Bryant, age 94, died May 20, 2013. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 11:00 at Northport First United Methodist Church with visitation one hour prior to service. Internment will be held at Sunset Funeral Home following service.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Raymond Fletcher Bryant; her parents; three brothers; and one sister. She is survived by her daughter, Jo Ann Morley (L.A. "Pete"); her son, Danny Bryant (Terry); her grandson, Paul Loring Morley; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was a member of Lakewood United Methodist Church, Durham, NC for 56 years and a member of Northport FUMC for 15 years.
Sarah was the consummate homemaker, filling her home with love, great cooking, beautiful flowers and wonderful friends. She taught by example and was always doing for others. She was a loving Mother and Grandmother who always gave from her heart. She will be greatly missed.
The family would like to thank her special girls, Jan Boothe, Mary Woods, Lynda Holt and Judy Dodson for their tender, loving care. She was blessed to have them.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Humane Society of West Alabama (The Cat House), Eagles' Wings Inc. or a charity of their choice.