May 28, 2013

May. 27, 2013 @ 05:13 PM

Hazel Gregory Bennett
DURHAM - Mrs. Hazel Gregory Bennett, 90, of Durham, died on Monday, May 27, 2013.
Mrs. Bennett retired from Sears, Sperry Rand and Cresset Christian Academy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Bennett; son, Michael Carter, daughter, Lori Ann Carter and a sister, Margaret G. King.
She is survived by her son, Phillip Carter.
There are no services planned at this time. Online condolences can be made at

Mark Anderson Harris
ROUGEMONT — Memorial service for Mark Anderson Harris will be June 1 at 2:00 p.m. at Mt Tirzah UMC, 4553 Surl-Mt. Tirzah Rd, Timberlake, NC. Officiating the service will be Rev. Ed Gunter and Rev. Jarrod Davis.
Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to service.

Jennifer Elaine Herndl
DURHAM - Miss Jennifer Elaine Herndl, 28, peacefully passed away surrounded by her parents and brother at her home in Durham Sunday morning. Jennifer is survived by her parents, Chris and Anita Herndl; her brother, Phillip Herndl and wife, Denise; a niece, Danielle; and nephew, Greg; her grandfather, Dr. George Herndl and wife, Elizabeth; and her dog, Zeppelin. 
Jennifer was loved by her family and her many friends. She fought a courageous battle against cancer for two and a half years. The battle was long and often very difficult. She displayed strength, grace, determination, and courage to a degree that is rarely witnessed.
A celebration of her life will take place Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at Olin T. Binkley Memorial Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Peter J.B. Carmen officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, May 28, from 6-8 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home in Durham.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at

Robert Felts "Bobby" Lougee
DURHAM - Robert Felts "Bobby" Lougee, 90 of 1829 Front Street, Apt. C-2, Durham, died May 26, 2013, at the Hock Family Pavilion.
The son of the late George Edgar Lougee and Mollie Malone Lougee, Bobby was born August 7, 1922, and was a lifelong resident of Durham. He was the last surviving Lougee in Durham. He graduated from Durham High School with the Class of 1941 and enlisted in the US Marine Corps in 1942. For two years during World War II, he served in the Pacific Theater, participating in campaigns in the Gilbert, Marshall, and Marianas Islands. Upon his return from duty in the Pacific, he was an instructor in the Marine Aviation Logistics School at Camp LeJeune, NC. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill after his military service.
In December 1944, he married Merle Craig Garrard, who predeceased him in 2004, as did a son, Bobby Lougee Jr., who died in 1994.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Lougee Paschal and husband, Don, of Raleigh and Mollie Lougee Tompkins and her husband, Steve, of Durham; four grandsons, Rob Paschal of Austin, TX, Mark Paschal of Greenville, NC, Bobby and Stephen Tompkins of Durham; a great-granddaughter, Maggie Paschal of Austin, TX; and David Hessee, his life-long, special friend since before they entered grammar school.
Bobby had innumerable friends who enjoyed his good humor and quick wit. He began his business career as a Blue Cross sales representative with Hospital Care in Durham and later became District Manager of the Eastern North Carolina territory, headquartered in Raleigh, NC. He left Blue Cross to become a clothing salesman and spent over thirty years calling on men’s apparel stores and department stores in North and South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. An enthusiastic supporter of Durham High School, he promoted and chaired the "Durham High Forever" annual reunions of Durham High School graduates from the 30's and 40's, which more than 250 enthusiastic alumni have attended every year. In 1986, he organized a fun golf group, Durham Organization of Golfing Seniors, better known as “DOGS.” For twenty-one years, the group enjoyed playing golf tournaments at many golf courses from the coast of Eastern North Carolina to the mountains of Western North Carolina. He was a member of the Durham Sports Club and a Life Member of Durham Elks Lodge #568. He enjoyed visiting friends at the various nursing homes here in Durham. He was a member of Grey Stone Baptist Church.
His family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Clements Funeral Home in Durham. 
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. at Grey Stone Baptist Church on Thursday, May 30, 2013, with Dr. Clay Waters presiding. His friend, Mr. Albert Long, will also be participating. Military Interment at Maplewood Cemetery will follow the service.
Pallbearers will include Russell Barringer Jr., Don Davis, Col. USMC Ret., Tommy Hunt, Andy Porcelli, Joe Porcelli, and Donald Yarboro. Honorary pallbearers will be friends who were members of the Durham Organization of Golfing Seniors.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Durham Sports Club Scholarship Foundation, P. O. Box 52734, Durham, NC  27717 or by just visiting someone in a nursing home.  
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at

Brenda Marie Poole Matheson
BAHAMA - Brenda Marie Poole Matheson, 64, of 8513 Polaris Drive, died Sunday, May 26, 2013 at her home. Born in Durham County, daughter of the late James Lee Poole and Marie Hunt Poole, in addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Donald "Reed" Poole, Alvis Lee Poole, and James "Gary" Poole. Mrs. Matheson was a retired Office Manager of Shenandoah Life Insurance Company and a member of Rougemont United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her husband of over forty-seven years, Basil Matheson of the home; her daughter, Angela "Angie" Sears and husband, Glenn, of Apex; her son, Michael Lane Matheson of Creedmoor; two brothers, Harold Wayne Poole and wife, Carolyn, of Timberlake, Ronnie Poole and Diane of Bahama; two sisters, Carolyn Painter and husband, Woody, of Roxboro, JoAnn Piatt and husband, Raymond, of Zebulon; four grandchildren, Travis Sears, Holly Sears, Lacey Sears and Jenna Matheson.
Memorial Services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at the Brooks and White Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Barry Chambers. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and other times at the home.
Condolences may be sent to 

Maude Thomas Roberts
BAHAMA - Mrs. Maude Thomas Roberts, 75, died Sunday afternoon at Hock Family Pavilion. Mrs. Roberts was born in Burnsville, NC, the daughter of the late Corb Thomas and the late Fannie Geneva Boone Thomas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Harold Roberts; and siblings, Mae Hollifield, Dorothy Stewart, Ben Thomas, Willie Sparks, Madge Gurley and Claude Thomas. 
Mrs. Roberts is survived by her children, Iris Ann Roberts, Kathy Lynn Roberts, Teddy Lewis Roberts, Henry Scott Roberts, Lisa Maria Roberts and Misty Lynn Roberts; a sister, Gladys Richards; 11 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday 11 a.m. in Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham with the Rev. Jack Moody officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Clements Funeral Home in Durham.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at

Theresa Rau Samulski
DURHAM — Mrs. Theresa Rau Samulski, 51, of Durham, died on Sunday, May 19, 2013.
Theresa was born in Escambia County, Florida to the late Paul Joseph Rau and Anne Doris Rau. She was an early childhood educator for over 20 years. She attended Our Savior Lutheran Church.
Theresa is survived by her daughter, Regina Martinez (Emanuel) of Raleigh; son, David Samulski of Rome, Italy; three brothers, Andrew  Rau (Suzanne) of Mauldin S.C., Michael Rau of Greenville, SC and James Rau (Brenda) of Lewisville, N.C.; and a grandson, Jakob Martinez.
Memorial services will be held at Hudson Funeral Chapel in Durham, Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 2. Pastor Jill King, from Our Savior Lutheran Church, will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at or SPCA of Durham at

Virginia Irby Lane
HILLSBOROUGH — Ms. Virginia Irby Lane, 90, of Hillsborough, NC, passed away peacefully early Saturday Morning at Hospice at the Meadowlands in Hillsborough. Ms. Lane was born in Vance County, the daughter of the late Bernice Irby and C.D. Irby. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Herman Lane; and a son, Curtis A. Lane. 
Virginia was a long time member of Hillsborough Church of God where she also taught Sunday School for 50 years.
She is survived by her sons, Walter E. Lane of Hillsborough and William H. Lane of Kentucky; two grandchildren, Russell Lane of Kentucky and Jessica Lane of Hillsborough.  
The family will receive friends Thursday morning at 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at Hillsborough Church of God. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. at the church. The burial will follow at Hillsborough Town Cemetery.   
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Hillsborough, NC. Online condolences may be made at

Linwood C. Grady
KIAWAH ISLAND, SC — Linwood C. Grady, 67, of Kiawah Island, SC, husband of Judy Mulholland Grady, entered into eternal rest Saturday, May 25, 2013. His funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL, 232 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC at 3 p.m. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m in Stuhr's Downtown Chapel.
Linwood was born May 7, 1946, in Durham, North Carolina, son of the late Linwood Chester Grady and Ella Dean Brantley Grady. He was a co-owner of Grady Ervin and Company. Linwood attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a member of the Roper Hospital Foundation Board and diligently worked to raise money for the Roper Cancer Center and the Harper Drolet Foundation at MUSC. Linwood was also a member of the Executive Association of Greater Charleston and a sponsor and active supporter of the Johns Island Boy Scouts.
He is survived by his wife, Judy, of 48 years; two daughters, Marilyn M. Grady and Amy G. Wingfield, both of Charlotte, NC; three grandchildren, Jensen, Sophie and Liza; three brothers, Toby Grady (Susan) of Charlotte, NC, Ruffin Grady (Wanda) of Greensboro, NC and Mack Grady (Susan) of Durham, NC; three nieces and three nephews.
Memorials may be made to Pet Helpers, 1447 Folly Road, Charleston, SC 29412 and/or Roper Hospital Cancer Foundation, 69 Barre Street, Charleston, SC 29401.
A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at