Obituaries, May 18, 2014

May. 17, 2014 @ 05:14 PM


Dwight Barry
DURHAM — Dwight Barry, 67, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 9, 2014 at Duke Regional Hospital with his daughter at his side. He was born February 8, 1947 in Wilkes-Barre, PA to the late Edward Barry and Elda Sachse Barry.
Dwight is survived by his daughter, Gina Oldham Campanile, her husband, Paul Campanile, and grandchildren, Christian Oldham and Cole Campanile, of Hillsborough. He is also survived by many cousins. He is preceded in death by his son Kenny and his twin brother Drew.
Dwight loved camping and hiking with his family in his younger years. He was a self-taught pianist and violinist. He was also a talented painter and sketch artist. He loved Camaros and he owned three in his lifetime. In his later years and during his illness, he loved watching the History Channel.
His last year was spent courageously fighting throat cancer and COPD. Even with his health struggles, he tried to keep his sense of humor to make others laugh and smile.
The family would like to thank all of the caring staff at Treyburn, Duke Hospital and Duke Regional. Thank you to all the supportive family and friends. A memorial webpage can be found at in the Obituaries section.

Rhea Edgar Denny
DURHAM — Mr. Rhea Edgar Denny, 73, of Durham died on Friday, May 16, 2014. He was the son of the late Arthur Thomas Denny and Nell Evelyn Hanks Denny. Mr. Denny retired from The US Marine Corp, also retired from IBM & V.A. He was a member of American Legion VFW Post 7, 40 and 8 organization. He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Lewis Denny.
He is survived by his son, Marc E. Denny (Charissa) of Timberlake; daughter, Lorie Lynn Fabean (Fred) of Timberlake; brother, Thomas Denny of Graham; sister, Doris Ann Townes of FL; four grandchildren, Brooke Fabean, Zachary Denny, Tyler Denny and Alec Denny; several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Grove Memorial Garden.
The family will receive friends on Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home. Flowers are acceptable. Online condolences can be made at

Fannie George Johnson
DURHAM — Mrs. Fannie George Johnson, 84, died Saturday, May 17, 2014. She was a native and lifelong resident of Durham, the daughter of the late William Gus George and Eliza King George. She retired from Burlington Industries. She was a member of Angier Avenue Baptist Church and Ruth Bible Class, Wednesday morning coffee bowling league and the Thursday morning Senior Citizen bowling league. She was preceded by her husband, Matthew Manley Johnson; three brothers, William “Bill” George, Donnie George and Claude “Cocky” George.
She is survived by two daughters, Teresa Paulette J. Woody (Cary), Judy Wooden (Sunny); one sister, Elizabeth “Sis” Ray of Durham; three grandchildren, Justin Matthew Kelly and fiancée Stephanie Coble, Tyler Wooden and wife Stacey, Andrew Wooden; and step-granddaughter, Whitney Woody.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Chapel. Rev. James Baggett and Rev. Kevin Byers will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Justin Kelly, Tyler Wooden, Andrew Wooden, Sunny Wooden, Cary Woody and Willie George. Honorary pallbearers will be Ruth Bible Class.
The family will receive friends on Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home. Flowers are acceptable or donations can be made to: Angier Avenue Baptist Church, 2101 Angier Ave., Durham, NC 27703 or charity of choice.

Lucas “Luke” Lyon Lee, Jr.
DURHAM — Lucas “Luke” Lyon Lee, Jr., 87, died on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at the Hock Family Pavilion. Lucas was born in Durham to the late Lucas Lyon Lee, Sr. and Estell Pendergraph.
Luke was a graduate of Braggtown High School and a proud U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of both the Masonic Lodge 687 and the Sudan Temple for 60 years. In 1975 he was elected as the Most Excellent Grand High Priest of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of North Carolina. Lucas was an active member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church and the Willing Workers Sunday school class. He took much pride in growing Lilies.
Mr. Lee is survived by his wife of 59 years, Doris “Dottie” Lee of Durham; sons, Larry Lyon Lee and wife, Bonnie, of Durham, Michael Calvin Lee and wife, Lynn, of Durham; grandchildren, Whitney Lee, Stephanie Lee, Timothy Lee, Justin Lee and Trent Lee.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 19, 2014 at Ridgecrest Baptist Church, with Pastor Marc Francis officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
The family would like to extend their appreciation to the caring staff of Duke Hospice and the Hock Family Pavilion.
Flowers are acceptable, or donations may be made to the Shriners Crippled Children Hospital at P.O. Box 1523, Ranson, WV 25438, and/or Duke Hospice at 4321 Medical Park Dr. #101, Durham, NC 27704.
Arrangements are with Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Durham. Online condolences: Select Obituaries.

George Savannah Murray, Jr.
DURHAM — Mr. George Savannah Murray, Jr., 75, of Durham died on Thursday, May 15, 2014. He was a native and lifelong resident of Durham, the son of the late George Savannah Murray, Sr. and Mecie Mandy Strickland Murray. He served in the U.S. Army and National Guard. He was a member of Red Mountain Baptist Church, First graduating class of Northern High School, loved gardening, farming, was an avid hunter. He was a beloved father, husband, brother, grandfather and friend. He never met a stranger. George was preceded in death by his first wife, Margie Keith Murray, brother, Nelson Murray, sisters, Christine Massey, Betty Murray, Evelyn Murray, Eula Pollock and Ruby Murray.
He is survived by his wife, Christy Hamm Murray; son, George Michael “Mike” Murray of Durham; daughter, Denise Murray Fain and son-in-law Wendell of Rougemont; two sisters, Annie Lorae Byrd and Daphine Tingen, both of Durham; three grandchildren, Zachary and Dillon Fain, Jacob Murray; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Red Mountain Baptist Church. Rev. David Pryor and Rev. Joe Glenn will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Mike Renn, Jimmy Jacobs, Dustin Roberts, Danny Drye, Chris Harward, Jeff Ingram, Jack Ellis and Richard Lundy.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home and other times at the home. Flowers are acceptable or donations can be made to Red Mountain Baptist Church, 1322 Red Mountain Rd., Rougemont, NC 27572. Online condolences can be made at

Charles Ray “Chuck” Noonan
DURHAM — Charles Ray “Chuck” Noonan, age 63, died Friday, May 16, 2014 at Duke Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Betty Berghaus of Durham, NC; her daughter, Mary Berghaus of Portland, OR; and his sisters, Linda Noonan of Fort Worth, TX; and Kathy Noonan of League City, TX.
A Service of Witness to Resurrection will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Westminster Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels of Durham, 2522 Ross Rd., Durham, NC 27703, or the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060.
Arrangements for the Noonan family are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service in Durham.

Shontina Nakeitha Williams
DURHAM — Funeral services for Ms. Shontina Nakeitha Williams (37) of Durham, N.C. will be conducted on Sunday at 4:00 PM at the Mt Gilead Baptist Church. The family will meet wit their friends 30 min. before the funeral service.
Survivors are 1 daughter, Ms. Chrishandal Williams; 5 brothers, Mr. Otis Barkley, Mr. Dontae Barkley, Mr. Reginald Williams, Mr. Dominique Williams, Mr. Vedodiah Williams; 2 sisters, Ms. Tequila Barkley, Ms. Kika Jessup; grandparents, Ms. Josephine M. Barkley, Ms. Fannie Williams (Moses); and a host of other relatives and friends.
Final care and arrangements are entrusted to Hanes Funeral Service.


Anne Haluska
PITTSBORO — Anne gave up her battle with ALS in the manner she desired on March 26, 2014, surrounded with her Mother and Friends.
She continued for as long as possible to volunteer at Duke Hospital to assist in ALS research. After death she continued by donating her body for research.
Anne faced this challenge with grace and dignity.
She left behind her mother, Betty Jackson, and her sisters, Diane Hain, Barbara Bedard, and brother, Michael Jackson. The children of her siblings were also very special to her. She had so much love in her heart and freely shared that love with all who crossed her path in her life. A close-knit group of her friends will go on without her and cherish the memories of her friendship.
Anne graduated from St. Joseph's School of Nursing in 1977 and worked many years at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC. She will be missed by many friends and colleagues.
A Celebration of her Life will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Meroney United Methodist Church located on 902 West, Pittsboro, NC. The service will be at 2:00 pm.
Donations to the ALS Society, Jim "Catfish" Hunter chapter, in Anne's name would be appreciated. Their address is 4 N. Blount Street, Raleigh, NC 27601.


Robin Noel Britt
CHAPEL HILL — Robin Noel Britt died peacefully at home on April 25, 2014. She was born in Richmond, VA. on July 14, 1951. She lived in the Tidewater, VA area before moving to NC with her family in her late teens. Robin graduated from Meredith College with an art degree.
She was married to Bob Britt for 32 years, and together they operated Merritt's Grill in Chapel Hill for the past 22 years.
Robin is survived by her husband, Bob Britt of the home; her parents, Sam and Frances Noel of Wilmington, NC; her sons, Robert and fiancée Emily Wipper of Boston, MA, Charles and wife Megan of Charlotte, NC; sisters, Tracy Sullivan and husband Scott of Wilmington, NC, Nancy May and husband Russ of Wilmington, NC; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Harriett and Tony Carter of Wilmington, NC; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Linda Britt of Chapel Hill.
There will be a celebration of life service on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 3:00PM at Aqueduct Conference Center, in Chapel Hill, NC.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice or UNC Hospice care.

Laura Mae Faucette Lane
HILLSBOROUGH — Laura Mae Faucette Lane, 74, of Hillsborough, died Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Hospice Home of Alamance-Caswell in Burlington.
Mrs. Lane was born in Wake County to the late Marie McGhee Faucette and Edgar Weaver Faucette. She was also predeceased by her husband, Clarence Daniel Lane; two sons, Earl Lee Lane and Kenneth Paul Lane; and a grandson, Earl Lee Lane Jr. Mrs. Lane was a caregiver in home health and a member of Hillsborough Church of God.
Surviving are two daughters, Donna Fox of Hillsborough and Tena Fields of Efland; four grandchildren, Chris Freeman, Laurie Ann Terrell, Paula Lane Sharpe and Christina Brown Johnson; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
The funeral will be conducted on Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Clements Funeral Chapel in Hillsborough by Pastor Manley Palmer, Jr. Burial will be in Hillsborough Town Cemetery. The family will receive visitors on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home in Hillsborough.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc., in Hillsborough, N.C. Online condolences may be made at


Peggy Lou Parrish Tiller
TIMBERLAKE — Ms. Peggy Lou Parrish Tiller, 80, of Timberlake, NC, died on Thursday, May 15, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Luther Tilley Parrish and Rosa Ladd Parrish. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Tiller, and daughter, Linda Riley.
She is survived by her daughter, Constance Stovall of Durham; three sisters, Barbara Appel of Durham, Jackie Horton of Roanoke Rapids, NC, Sheila Williams of Lumberton; five grandchildren, Christopher Green, Matthew Green, Jessica Horner, Lance Riley & Kelsey Riley; one great-grandchild, Conner Horner.
Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Hudson Funeral Chapel. Rev. Donald Daniels will officiate. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Durham.
The family will receive friends on Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. one hour prior to the service at Hudson Funeral Home. Flowers are acceptable. Online condolences can be made at


Arthur Henry Edwardson
CLARKSVILLE, Va. — Arthur Henry Edwardson, 88, loving husband of his late wife, Claire Evelyn von Hassel, passed away on Friday, May 16, 2014 at Meadowview Terrace. Arthur was born July 4, 1925 in South Hempstead, NY to the late Frances Anderson and Arthur Edwardson. Prior to moving to Clarksville in 1995, he had lived with his wife in Emerald Isle, NC, Durham, NC, and Massapequa Park, NY. Arthur was a vice president with Golden Belt Manufacturing and previously with American Tobacco Company. Mr. Edwardson is survived by his daughter, Cheryl Johnson of Raleigh, NC; sons, Richard Arthur Edwardson of Gastonia, NC, and Eric William Edwardson of Libby, MT; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandsons. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 19 at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church with the Reverend Susan Grimm officiating. Memorial donations in Mr. Edwardson's name may be made to St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 111 Sixth Street, Clarksville, VA 23927 or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be expressed to the Edwardson family at

Judith Johnson
CLERMONT, Fla. — On Friday, April 25, 2014, Judith Johnson, of Clermont, FL, formerly of Hillsborough & Durham, NC, was called from this earth to join her Heavenly Father. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. Judy leaves behind her loving husband and best friend, Clarence Johnson; two sons, Kevin Johnson (Robin) and Bill Johnson (Jennifer); eight daughters, Christina Cook (Tim), Linda Crabtree (David), Carol Bell (Coy), Mary Skok, Joanne Ahumada (Mo), Kathleen Johnson, Margaret Haferman (Mike), and Molly Mancuso (Tony); and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind three brothers, Joe Frese (Mary), Jim Frese, and Jerry Frese (Dolores). Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Mary Frese of Baltimore, MD. Judy graduated from Notre Dame in Baltimore in 1951, where she excelled in sports and was a medalist swimmer. She met Clarence in September of 1953 and they were married a year later in Baltimore. Judy’s smile and laugh were contagious. She was a friend and role model to everyone she met and to many she didn’t know. Judy loved spending time with her family and was active in church and social activities. She loved to square dance and enjoyed attending 47 Club luncheons with Clarence. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. A celebration of Judy’s life will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, 216 Governor Burke Rd., Hillsborough, NC, with a visitation on Thursday, May 22, from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM and a Funeral Mass on Friday, May 23, at noon. In lieu of flowers, donations in Judy's memory can be sent to Cornerstone Hospice Foundation, 2445 Lane Park Rd., Tavares, FL 32778.