Obituaries, May 27, 2014

May. 26, 2014 @ 05:14 PM


Claude Lee Peaks

DURHAM — Claude Lee Peaks, aka Buck, 66 departed his internal life on May 24, 2014. Claude "Buck" Peaks was born to the late Percy and Nelly Peaks of Stagville, NC and Roxboro, NC. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Claudette Peaks.
Buck is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Ella J. Peaks; 2 sons, Michael Peaks (Mavis) and Clavoskie Peaks (Sonya); a daughter, Catrina Peaks. Grandpa as they called him leaves behind 4 grandchildren, Nicholas Peaks, Madison Kelly, Tiayona Peaks and his special "rooster" Michael Peaks Jr.. Buck had many loved ones that will miss him dearly, a brother, Ray Peaks; 6 sisters, Iris Peaks, Faye Peaks, Bettie Jean Peaks, Lydia Peaks, and Carolyn Peaks; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Buck was a simple man. His only and true purpose in life was to take care of his family and serve Jehovah, a simple man he was.
A Public viewing will be held Wednesday, May 28 from 12 Noon to 7:00 p.m. at Fisher Funeral Parlor.
A memorial service will be conducted Thursday, May, 29 at 1:00 p.m. at Kingdom Hall located on 812 Junction Road, Durham, NC 27703.
Please in lieu of flowers, make any donations to Ella Peaks and family. The family will receive friends at 1019 Raven Street, Durham, NC 27704.
The family wants to thank friends and extended family for their prayers and continuing support.
Arrangements entrusted to Fisher Funeral Parlor


Violet Gupton White
DURHAM — Violet Gupton White, 92, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Eno Point Assisted Living, Durham.  Born in Florence County, South Carolina, Mrs. White was the daughter of Lewis Presley Sauls and Mary Elizabeth Mims Sauls.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Edwin T. White; her former spouse, Perry Linwood Gupton; a son, Kenneth L. Gupton; two grandchildren, David Goghill and Kevin Gupton; one great-grandchild, Joshua A. Hall; a sister, Mary Willie Jackson; and five brothers, Kenneth Sauls, Jack Sauls, Bill Sauls, Jerry Sauls and Jimmy Sauls.
Mrs. White is survived by a daughter, Patricia Gupton Coghill and husband Bill; grandchildren, Lisa Coghill Hall and husband Mark, Kathy Gupton Hobby, Marianne Gupton Knapp and husband Randy, and Richard Coghill; two great-grandsons; four great granddaughters; twin great-great grandsons; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. on Wednesday in Elmwood Cemetery, in Henderson, with Rev. Mark Hall officiating.  The family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Sam Coghill, Holden Coghill, Jordan Bell, Lang Coghill, James Williams Jr. and Robert Adcock.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc., in Durham, N.C. Online condolences may be made at

Otho C. Lyon, Sr

BUTNER — Retired Army SFC, Otho C. Lyon Sr, 77, of Butner, NC took his rest Friday, May 23, 2014. His service will be conducted at 12pm on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Christian Faith Center, 101 S. Peachtree St. in Creedmoor.
Interment will follow in Carolina Memorial Garden. The family will receive friends from 11am-12pm one hour prior to the service.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Ernestine Lyon and three children, Sheila Grimes, Otho C. Lyon, Jr and Brent Lyon.
Arrangements by Burthey Funeral Service.

Roger Lambert Davis

HENDERSON — Roger Lambert Davis, age 74, a resident of 221 Sam Brummitt Road, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 25, 2014, at his home after a long courageous battle with cancer. Born on October 28, 1939 in Durham Co., he was the son of the late Paul and Beulah Davis. Roger was educated in the Orange Co. School System and attended the University Of North Carolina Chapel Hill and Louisburg College. He retired in 1990 after 31 years with the NC Highway Patrol – DMV Enforcement Section as a Law Enforcement Officer. After retirement, he established a motor vehicle dealership in the Henderson area. He was a member of Island Creek Baptist Church and was a member of the Henderson Lodge # 229 AF & AM, York Rite Bodies, Allied Masonic Degree, Granville County Shrine Club and Wake County Shrine Club, the Amaran Temple in Raleigh; and the US Marshall Service.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 28th, at 7 pm at Island Creek Baptist Church by the Rev. Marshall Neathery.
He is survived by his wife, Scarlet Hamlet Davis of the home; one daughter, Karen Davis Newins and husband, John and grandson, Brandon all of Chesapeake, VA; one step-daughter, Danelle Piper; one step-granddaughter, Taylor Piper; and one sister, Lucille Barbee all of Hillsborough; one nephew, David Davis, and wife, Vickie and their children, Randi and Michael; and his loving dogs, Rudy and Roxy.
The family will receive friends prior to the service on Wednesday from 6 to 7 pm in the Fellowship Hall at Island Creek Baptist Church. At other times they will be at the home, 221 Sam Brummitt Rd, Henderson, NC 27537.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Island Creek Baptist Church, 950 Stagecoach Road, Henderson, NC 27537, or the Masonic Home for Children at Oxford, 600 College Street, Oxford, NC 27565.
His memory will be cherished by his family and large, longstanding, loving group of friends.
His family would like to give special thanks and consideration to the Community Home Care and Hospice caregivers. And finally, special thanks and love to his amazing friends who spent so much time with him and all of his “army” of supporters.
Arrangements are by J. M. White Funeral Home.