April 23, 2013

Apr. 22, 2013 @ 06:13 PM

Florence Ella Blakely

DURHAM — Florence Ella Blakely passed away on April 16, 2013. She was a resident of Croasdaile Village Retirement Community.  She was born September 3, 1923 in Clinton, SC. She was the daughter of the late Ralph and Lois Blakely.
Miss Blakely attended Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC, where she received a B.A. in history, Magna Cum Laude. She received a B.S. in L.S. and later an M.A. in L.S. from Peabody Library School. She began her career as reference librarian at the Greenville, SC Public Library. In 1948 she joined the staff of Duke University Library and later became head of the research department. She also served as a visiting lecturer in Library Science at the University of North Carolina and had been active in the Special Library Assoc., the SE Library Assoc., the NC Library Assoc. and ALA. In addition, she was a member of Beta Phi Mu, the American Assoc. of University Women, the American Assoc. of University Professors, and also held a Council on Library Resources Fellowship in 1970.
She received many awards including The Isadore Gilbert Mudge Citation in 1974, The Duke University Humanitarian Service Award in 2003, The Presbyterian College 1987 Alumni P Gold and many more awards and acknowledgements. She was known and loved by many and was always serving others.
Miss Blakely is survived by her sister, Ann McLeod and husband, Bob; nephew, Robert McLeod; and two nieces, Patty Tyner and Carol McLeod.
A memorial service will be held at St. Lukes Episcopal Church at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 27th, 2013.
Memorials can be made to St. Lukes Episcopal Church St. Cecelia Fund or to the Lois and Ralph Blakely Library Fund at Presbyterian College.

Willis Clay
DURHAM — Mr. Willis Clay, 69, departed his life on April 19, 2013. He leaves to cherish his memory four sisters; three brothers; and a host of relatives and friends.
The funeral will be Wednesday, April 24 at 1 p.m. at Morehead Baptist Church with a viewing of the body from 12:00 to 1:00.
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.

Andrea Harris
Sunrise 02/15/1944 Sunset 04/16/13

DURHAM — Andrea leaves behind one son, William L. Reaves; two grandsons, William L. Reaves Jr., Mico Reaves; and her only sister, Ruthie Waktins. She also leaves behind aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and all the people that have ever had the joy to meet her.
Her service will be held on the Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 6 p.m. and viewing at 5 p.m. at Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.

Floyd Stamford Thomas
DURHAM — Floyd Stamford Thomas, 83, departed his life on April 18, 2013 at the Durham VA Memorial Hospital. 
Mr. Thomas is survived by his wife, Dyann Thomas; five daughters; four sons; two brothers; two sisters; and a host of family and friends. 
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 24, at New Covenant United Holiness Church at 11 a.m. with visitation at 10 a.m.
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.

Mary Kathryn Daniel Farrow

RALEIGH — Mary Kathryn Daniel Farrow, 87, passed away late Sunday, April 21st, at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC, due to complications from a sudden illness. Mary was born on July 3rd, 1925 in the small town of Drew Mississippi. She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Myra Daniel; sister, Ellen Nourse; brother, Claude Daniel Jr.; her many brothers and sisters in law; and her husband of 52 years, Thomas Francis Farrow. Mary was a graduate of Drew High School and the Greenville school of Radiology in Greenville Mississippi. After meeting her husband at a USO dance in Greenville, she moved back to the place of his birth, Durham, NC, and began her career in Radiology at Duke Hospital. The last 40+ years of her career were spent with, what became like family, at the Durham Orthopedic Clinic. Mary was a faithful member of the United Methodist church for her entire life, but spent the last 13 years with her loving church family at Millbrook United Methodist, where she will be remembered for her kind soul, her gentle spirit, her ever-present smile, and for her faithful remembrance of all occasions with a card. Mostly though, she will be remembered for the warm love of her children and grandchildren, who were truly blessed to have had her.
Mary is survived by her son, Thomas F. Farrow Jr.; her daughter and son-in-law, Jo A. and Steven K. Gallivan; her granddaughters, Mary Katherine Stimac, Emma Louise Stimac, and Nicole Michelle Gallivan, all of Raleigh; and her many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and large extended family.
The family will receive friends at a visitation service to be held at Brown Wynne Funeral home on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. A funeral service of celebration for her life will be held at Millbrook United Methodist Church on Thursday at 4 p.m., followed by refreshments and a reception at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Millbrook United Methodist Church, 1712 E. Millbrook Rd., Raleigh, NC 27609, specifically marked for the UMC Youth Mission Trip.
Arrangements by Brown Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Rd., Raleigh, NC 27609. www.Brownwynne.com