April 12, 2013

Apr. 11, 2013 @ 05:43 PM

Theresa C. Holmes
DURHAM — Mrs. Theresa C. “Muk Muk” Holmes, 80, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Peak Resources-Treyburn. She was born in Chesterfield, VA to the late Murrell Edward Crostic and Sadie Rowe Edwards Crostic. Mrs. Holmes was also predeceased by her husband, Arthur Roycroft Holmes; and sons, Maurice Lee Wright Jr. and Eric Michael Wright. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Duke Medical Center in the Medical Records Department, and was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Surviving are her daughters, Teressa Green of Hillsborough, Debra Brunck of Wake Forest; grandchildren, Shannon Wright, Christina Yates, Dustin Wright, Cameron Green, Chelsey Lyon; and great grandchildren, Drew Yates, Madalyn Leigh Yates and Camdyn Paige Lyon.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, at 12 noon at Clements Funeral Chapel with Rev. Johnny Hewett officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 11 a.m. at Clements Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.

Jimmie Lee Hooks
DURHAM - Mr. Jimmie Lee Hooks was entered into life on July 12, 1938 in Shelby, North Carolina. He departed this life on April 7, 2013 at Duke University Hock Pavilion. He was the oldest of 14 children.
Jimmie, known as "Jimmie Lee" by family and friends, retired from American Tobacco Company. He also worked for many years as an auto mechanic, until his health declined.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Eugene E. Smith; and mother, Louise Hicks-Smith. Loving memories are forever cherished by his daughter, Katrina Williams; four grandchildren, Taquanda Fisher, Kanisha Williams, Takaisha Williams, and Xavier Williams; his siblings, Sarah Mangum (Leverne), Wallace Smith (Sylvia), Edward Smith (Anita); Carolyn Smith, Teresa "Ann" Smith, Darlene Smith, Arthur Greg Smith, Harold "Henny Penny" Smith, Debra Smith, Jacqueline Wilson, Yolanda "Stinky" Smith, Linda Scott (James), and Brenda Burnett; one aunt, Annie Johnson; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Services will take place at Oak Grove Freewill Baptist Church, located on Colfax Street, Durham, NC at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013. Visitation is one hour prior to the service.
Services entrusted to Scarborough & Hargett Funeral Home, Inc.

Ellen Isley Johnson
DURHAM - Ellen Isley Johnson, 97, of Durham passed onto the Lord Thursday, April 11, 2013. She was born October 16, 1915 to the late Walter and Mary Eva Wood Johnson in Granville County. She resided most of her life in Durham. Ms. Johnson was a devoted longtime member of Grace Baptist Church in Durham, where she was a member of Grace Bethany Sunday School Class. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Susan W. Johnson.
She is survived by her sister, Emily E. Johnson Willis of Durham.
Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Maplewood Cemetery in Durham, Dr. Wayne Riley will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ellen’s memory may be made to Grace Baptist Church, 1004 North Mangum Street, Durham, NC 27701.
Arrangements are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Online memorials: www.hallwynne.com.

William M. Nemer
DURHAM - Mr. William M. Nemer, 86, passed away, Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at his home, with his wife of 61 years holding his hand. He was born in Detroit, MI to the late Dave and Edna Nemer. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by IBM for 43 years as a computer engineer and support specialist. Mr. Nemer was a member of the IBM team who installed the first computer at Duke University. He studied electronic in Louisville, KY then attended Capital Radio Engineering Institute in Washington, DC. He served in the Army during WWII and received the WWII Victory Medal and American Campaign Medal.
Survivors are his wife, Lura Nemer; daughters, Debbie (Steve) Suggs, Donna Oosthuyse; sister, Rose Nemer; grandchildren, Steven (Amanda) Suggs, Christine (Andrew) Brasseaux and Lurissa, William, Richard and Jessica Oosthuyse.
The family will receive friends Friday, 6-8 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home in Durham. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 13 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the burial following at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Duke Hospice, 4321 Medical Park Drive, Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Beth, Belinda, Carol, Tom and Caroline of Duke Hospice.
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.

Rosa Mae Williamson Small
DURHAM — Rosa Mae Williamson Small, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Sam Williamson, (deceased) was born in Clinton, North Carolina,
October 5, 1939. Rosa peacefully departed this life on Sunday, April 7th, 2013 at her home in Durham, North Carolina. 
She attended public schools in Clinton and upon graduation entered North Carolina Central University where she received a B.S. Degree in Business Education and Library Science in 1960. She subsequently earned a Master of Library Science at N.C.C.U.
Rosa was passionate about learning, teaching, professionalism, and community service. Following graduation, she commenced employment at the James E. Shephard Memorial Library. She held positions as a Librarian/Media Specialist in Chatham, Wake, and the Durham County Schools. For over a decade, she worked at Lowe’s Grove Elementary School and retired from Southwest Elementary in 1995. She was considered an innovative, supportive teacher and colleague. Rosa was received numerous awards and recognitions, including ‘Teacher of the Year” for Durham County.
She met William T. ‘Bill’ Small on the campus of NCCU when they were both freshmen. They were united in Holy Matrimony on December 23, 1960. 
Rosa is survived by her husband, “Bill” Small; two daughters, Sheila Fay (Clarence) Small Glover and Maria Jacqueline Small;  “daughters” Cecelia Pinson Hall and Gwynn T. Swinson; two grandsons, Stephon and Troy Miller; two sisters, Barbara Lula Fryar (Joseph), Mary Alice Watkins; one brother, Samuel Williamson (Mary); four brothers-in-law, Joseph L. Small (Thenia), Donald R. Small, Walter D. Small (Scarlett), Julius A. Small (Linda); one sister-in-law, Velma Small Hall; three aunts, Altheria Smith Patton and Bessie Smith Dozier (Richard), Irene Fullwood; one uncle, Willard Smith Jr. (Frannie); four godchildren, Akilah Ensley, Samuel Lee Jordan Jr., Audrey Jordan Wiggins, and Karen Jordan Jarrett. She is cherished by a plethora of loving family members and friends.
Union Baptist Church
Today, April 12, 2013
1 p.m. visitation
2 p.m. service
(The Ivy Beyond the Wall Ceremony Will be held at 1 p.m.)
Union Baptist Church
904 North Roxboro Street,
Durham, NC, 27701, USA
Tel: 919.688.1304
Fax: 919-688-1389
Scarborough & Hargett Funeral Home
923 Old Fayetteville St #B
Durham, NC 27701
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following:
The NCCU Foundation, Inc., PO Box 19363, Durham, NC 27707, designating the
William T. and Rosa W. Small Endowed Scholarship on the memo line
Online memorial contributions may be provided at
https://www.nccu.edu/donation/, including the William T. and Rosa W.
Small Endowed Scholarship Fund in the additional gift designation box.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health
William Thomas Small Jr. and Rosa Williamson Small Scholarship
PO Box 309
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-0309
For online contributions: www.giving.unc.edu

Carl Dwight Utley
DURHAM - Carl Dwight Utley passed at Wake Medical Hospital on April 10th, Wednesday. He lived in Crest St. Community (Hickstown).
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Services entrusted to Scarborough & Hargett Memorial Chapel & Garden.

Ricky David Glaze
MEBANE - Ricky David Glaze, 31, passed away Monday April 8, 2013 at his home in Roanoke, VA.
David was a gracious son, brother and friend to everyone who knew him. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BS in Computer Science and Mathematics. He was a talented musician, with a passion for playing the trumpet and percussion. He was an active volunteer, Christian and advocate for his communities. As a beloved son, brother and friend, he will be remembered and missed always.
Survivors: parents, Joe Glaze and Lydia Husketh Glaze of Huntersville, NC;  sister, Holli Duke (Sara) of Greensboro, NC; brothers, Brian Glaze (Stephanie) of Mebane, NC, Michael Duke (Tracy) of Hurdle Mills, NC and Christian Glaze of Huntersville, NC; grandmother, Violet Husketh of Mebane; five aunts and three uncles. He also leaves behind a host of extended family members.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, J.B. Husketh.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 1 p.m. in the McClure Funeral Chapel in Mebane.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 12, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at McClure Funeral Service in Mebane.
Minister will be Pastor Rich Fennell.
Burial will take place in the Mt. Zion Community Cemetery in Cornelius, NC at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Memorials may be sent at www.mcclurefuneralservice.net.

Larry Dean Metcalf
GRAHAM — Larry Dean Metcalf, age 64, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Duke University Medical Center. He was born in St. Louis, Illinois to the late Arthur and Fern Opal Brown Metcalf. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Helena Mae Wright Metcalf.
Larry was employed with Springwood Products for several years. He served in US Army during the Vietnam War. He was a lifetime member of the DAV and a member of the American Legion and the VFW in Geneva, Ohio. Larry was proud of his service to his country despite having a service connected disability. He was an avid fan of wresting and his favorite wrestler was “Rick Flare”. Larry had a great sense of humor and he never met a stranger. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Helena Mae Wright Metcalf of the home; sons, Jon Metcalf and wife, Paula, of Mebane and Rodney Metcalf and wife, Sherry, of Henderson; grandchildren, Jonathan Metcalf, Cody Curry, Crystal Smith, Charles Smith, Amanda Metcalf and Chris White; five great grandchildren; brothers, George Metcalf and Terry (Katherine) Metcalf both of South Carolina and Gary Metcalf of Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel and the family will receive friends following the service. The family will be at the home of his son, Jon Metcalf at other times.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
You may sign the online register book at www.lowefuneralhome.com.

Thomas Langston
HILLSBOROUGH - Mr. Thomas Langston, 76, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at his home. Thomas was born in Washington, DC to the late Thomas C. and Rosia Langston. Mr. Langston was a member of Eno United Methodist Church and retired from UNC Student Aid Office, and Freedom House.
Surviving are his daughter, Mollie Langston of Carrboro; brother, Cliff; sister-in-law, Debbie Langston and family; and ex-wife, Patricia Ives Langston.
A memorial service will be held at Clements Funeral Home in Hillsborough on Saturday, April, 13 at 2 p.m.
The family is being assisted in Hillsborough by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.

Thomas Ray Summerlin “Tommy”
NEW BERN — Mr. Thomas Ray Summerlin “Tommy”, age 56, passed on April 9, 2013 at Carolina East Hospital in New Bern, NC. Tommy, the son of David and the late Mary Summerlin was born in Goldsboro, NC on October 19, 1956. Tommy graduated from Northern High School in Durham, NC, where he played football. Upon graduation, Tommy worked for Sears until he began work for IBM where he stayed for 25 years. He then worked for Solectron until he retired. He moved to Cove City, NC in November 2011, where he enjoyed fishing, hunting and working as a department manager for Lowe’s Home Improvement Store. 
Tommy is survived by his wife, Lisa C. Summerlin; father, David C. Summerlin; brothers, Gene Neal Summerlin, William Robert Summerlin; son, Christopher Thomas Summerlin; daughter in law, Mary D. Summerlin; granddaughter, Georgia Lane Summerlin; step sons, Cpl. Joshua Paul Calmes, and MM2(SS) Jason Michael Calmes, wife, Katherine Anne Calmes. 
Tommy was an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoyed the outdoors, spending time with family and friends, being a new grandfather, and living life to its fullest.
Memorial service will be held 6 p.m. today at Pollock-Best Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Conner officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.
Online condolences may be directed to www.pollockbest.com