April 22, 2013
Mildred Nicholson Duncan
DURHAM — Mildred Nicholson Duncan, of Durham, NC, passed away peacefully on April 17th after a brief illness.
Millie, as she was called by those who knew her, was born in Laurel, Mississippi on June 26, 1923, the first of three daughters born to Fred and Lillie Nicholson.
During World War II, she moved to Washington, DC, where she found work as a secretary. After the war, she went to work at IBM, where she met her husband and love of her life, Rod Duncan. They married in 1948 and, seven years later, had their first child, Suzanne, followed by Paul in 1957 and Greg in 1958.
The family of five moved around frequently in the early years as Rod was promoted in his company. In 1965, they settled in Raleigh, NC, where they made many friends among the IBMers moving to Raleigh at that time and among the native Raleighites, whose city they quickly adopted.
Millie valued most the things that were close to her: family, friends, church and community. While Rod and her children often engaged in discussions of politics around the dinner table, she kept focused on things near to home. From her middle years until her later years, she delivered meals for Meals on Wheels, enjoyed the company of her golf and bridge friends, celebrated birthdays and holidays with her family, volunteered at the Duke Cancer Center, knitted prayer shawls, attended church on Sunday, and doted on her grandchildren.
Her husband, Rod, passed away in 2008, and while that was a great blow to her, his death was softened by frequent visits in her final years by her children and grandchildren, her many friends from the Treyburn community and Croasdaile Village, and from members of Aldersgate United Methodist church in Durham.
Millie is preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Lilly; sisters, Kathryn and Anne; and her husband of 60 years, Rod. She is survived by her children, Suzanne, Paul and Greg; son-in-law, Dan; daughters-in-law, Veronica and Atsuko; and grandchildren, Ethan, Leah and Daniel. She will be missed by the many people who knew and loved her and always remembered for her love of friends and family.
Millie's Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, April 28th at 4 p.m. at Aldersgate United Methodist church in Durham. For those who want to make a charitable donation, the family suggests two of Millie's and Rod's favorite charities, Meals on Wheels and the Salvation Army.
Jewel (Mama Jewel) Husketh O’Quinn Mangum
Durham – Mrs. Jewel (Mama Jewel) Husketh O’Quinn Mangum, 95, died Sunday morning at The Brian Center.
Mrs. Mangum was born and raised in Durham. She attended the Durham public schools. For many years, she was employed with Erwin Mills and Durham Drapery. Mrs. Mangum also kept children at her home for 25 years, retiring at the age of 75. She was a lifelong member and the oldest living member of Gorman Baptist Church.
Mrs. Mangum is survived by her sons, William O’Quinn, and his wife, Carolyn, of Durham, Ronald O’Quinn, and his wife, Faye, of Reidsville, Larry O’Quinn of Kinston, Charles O’Quinn, and his wife, Sandy, of Durham, Carl O’Quinn, and his wife, Doris, of Durham; 14 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Mrs. Mangum was preceded in death by her parents, Vassar L. and Emma Fogleman Husketh; her husbands, William F. O’Quinn, whom she was married to for 53 years, Marshall Mangum; her brothers, Leonard Husketh, Forrest Husketh, Vallen Husketh, Waddell Husketh, V.L. Husketh; and her sister, Shirley Scott.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Gorman Baptist Church. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. C.J. Bordeaux and Rev. Julian M. Motley. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Mrs. Mangum’s grandsons.
The family will receive visitors Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home and, at other times, at the home of Chris O’Quinn, 3320 E. Geer Street, Durham. Flowers are acceptable, or memorials may be directed to Gorman Baptist Church, 3315 E. Geer Street, Durham, NC 27704.
The Mangum family is under the care of Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home. Online condolences may be submitted to www.howertonbryan.com, select obituaries.
James Glenn Garth
CHAPEL HILL - James Glenn Garth, age 77, died April 16, 2013 in Palm Beach Shores, FL. A resident of Chapel Hill, Glenn was born in Ennis, TX to the late James Edward and Juanita Stringer Garth on January 17, 1936. Glenn graduated from Abilene Christian University and spent his career in management working for Southwestern Bell, which later became AT&T in Texas, Missouri, New York and New Jersey. Following his retirement from AT&T, he subsequently worked for McElroy, Deutsch and Mulvaney and then for Hudson United Bank where he retired in 1999.
Glenn was most proud of his association with the Rotary Club of which he became a member in 1958 and later received the Paul Harris Fellow Award. An avid golfer and Carolina basketball enthusiast, Glenn earned the rank of Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves. He was a member of the Cole Mill Rd. Church of Christ in Durham.
Glenn is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 42 years, Carol Ann Garth of Chapel Hill; his daughter, Christy Lynn Garth and husband, Dan German Blazer III, of Chapel Hill; and his granddaughter, Callie Ann Blazer.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013, from the Chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service with Minister Patrick Messer presiding. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
Friends may visit Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, 1113 W. Main St., in Durham.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Glenn’s memory may be made to: Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch, 298 Middle Rd., Riverhead, NY 11901; or Ciudad de Angeles, 5240 Roswell Rd., Marietta, GA 30062.
On-line memorials: www.hallwynne.com.
CEDAR GROVE - Collie Terrell, 68, son of the late Algin and Eula Breeze Terrell Sr., died Friday April 19, 2013 in UNC Hospital.
The funeral will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday in Chavis-Parker Funeral Chapel. Cremains will be interred at a later date. Family will receive friends 1:30 until 2 p.m. before the funeral.
Survivors are sons, Orlando Torain, Fred Wardlow and Ronnie Fuller; three grandchildren; brother, Algin "Sonny Boy" Terrell Jr.; sister, Ann Terrell; and three aunts, Freddie Breeze, Lunette Villines and Mildred Smith.
Public viewing today 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. in Chavis-Parker Funeral Home.
William Lewis “Bill” Fleming Jr.
HENDERSON - William Lewis “Bill” Fleming Jr. died Saturday, April 20, 2013. Born in Vance County on August 21, 1936, he was the son of the late William L. Fleming and Elsie Aycock Fleming. Bill graduated from Duke University in 1958 and was a Life Member of the Iron Dukes. He was the former owner of Henderson Fruit & Produce Co, Inc. He served on the Vance County Board of Commissioners for twenty years, where he was Chairman in 1988, 1992, and 1997. Since his retirement, he often co-hosted Town Talk and Sports Talk on WIZS Radio.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jane Link Fleming; daughters, Angel Lynne Fleming and husband, Robert Biswas; Dawn Fleming McDonald and husband, Michael, and April Fleming Starling and husband, David; and four grandchildren.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the Fellowship Hall of Shocco United Methodist Church and at other times at the home on Beechwood Trail.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m at Shocco United Methodist Church by the Rev. Eric R. Schubert and the Rev. Dr. Ronald S. Cava.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Vance County Relay For Life, P.O. Box 914, Henderson, NC 27536.
Arrangements are by J.M. White Funeral Home.
Mary Gibbs Stanley
RALEIGH — Mrs. Mary Gibbs Stanley, 70, formerly of Calais Drive in Durham, died Friday afternoon at Duke Raleigh Hospital.
Mrs. Stanley was born in Martinsville, VA. She was raised in Durham where she graduated from Durham High School. She was employed for over 44 years with Wachovia Bank, working her way up to a Vice President in Private Banking. Mrs. Stanley was very active with Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, being a Team Leader for the Tommy Stanley family team in the Great Strides Walk. One of the biggest joys of her life was spending time with her family and friends at Kerr Lake and her grandchildren. She was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Stanley is survived by her daughter, Donna Stanley Dennis, and her husband, Jeff, of Raleigh; daughter-in-law, Cindy L.S. Stanley of Durham; the best and most beautiful grandchildren ever, Summer Gayle Stanley, Colton Slater Stanley, Jakob Lawrence Dennis; sister, Nanci Gibbs of Durham; brothers, Frank Gibbs, and his wife, Gloria, of Ft. Wayne, IN, Larry Gibbs, and his wife, Sally, of Burlington, NC, Dennis Gibbs, and his wife, Susanne, of Cary, NC, V. Lee Gibbs, and his wife, Joanne, of New Braunfels, TX, Russell Gibbs and his wife, Lyn, of Vienna, Austria; second husband, Perry Strait, of Astor, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews who loved their Aunt dearly.
Mrs. Stanley was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Franklin and Virginia Doris Lawrence Gibbs; first husband, Thomas Stanley, Sr; son, Tommy Stanley, Jr.; and her faithful companion, Daisy.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Officiating will be Rev. Doug Lane and Rev. Johnny Branch. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery. The family will receive visitors Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. in the Family Life Center at Aldersgate United Methodist Church.
Flowers are accepted, or memorials may be directed to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2301 Stonehenge Drive, Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27615 attn: Great Strides Walk, Tommy Stanley Family Team; or to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1320 Umstead Road, Durham, NC 27712.
The Stanley family is under the care of Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home. Online condolences may be submitted at www.howertonbryan.com, select obituaries.