September 25, 2013

Sep. 24, 2013 @ 05:16 PM

Maxine Gertrude Gobelman Hadzor
DURHAM — Maxine Gertrude Gobelman Hadzor, 90, died on September 19, 2013 in Durham, North Carolina. 
Maxine was born on March 5, 1923 in East St. Louis, Illinois, the daughter of Carl Gobelman and Daisy Baylor Gobelman Hankins.  She met Paul Willey Hadzor at a USO dance in East St. Louis, while he was stationed nearby as part of the Army Air Corps. They married in 1944, and she moved ahead of him to the Pittsburgh area while he was serving with the 8th Air Force in England. 
Maxine and Paul had three sons -- Paul Jr., Christopher, and Tom -- while living in Swissvale, PA. They moved their family to Monroeville in 1960, where she always saw her primary role as maintaining a loving home. She was proud that all of her children and grandchildren had graduated from college.
After the death of her husband in 1979, Maxine cared for her mother for many years, and the two of them relocated to Jacksonville FL a decade later. She enjoyed spending her retirement years living there near her brother Bob, where she made friends easily. She was always current on movies, television, books, music, and sports.
Before her health declined, she traveled extensively all over the world with her son Chris, going once or twice a year to spend time with him in the Middle and Far East where he lived. Her last trip was at age 89. She also enjoyed beach trips with grandchildren, and visits to Pennsylvania to see family. She relocated to Durham in 2011 to be near her son Tom, making her home at Emerald Pond. 
Maxine was known for her great sense of humor, caring spirit, and zest for life. She was a lifelong compassionate liberal Democrat. Her inquisitive mind and capacity to remember details stayed sharp to the very end of a long and happy life.
Survivors are three sons, Paul W. Hadzor Jr. and his wife, Brenda of Exton PA, Christopher Hadzor of Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Thomas B. Hadzor and his wife, Susan Ross of Durham; two brothers, Bob Gobelman (Mary Bland Love) of Jacksonville FL and Tom Gobelman of Chicago; a sister, Sissy Lewis of Venetia PA; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a niece and three nephews.
A small family service was held September 20 at Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church, though the real celebration was in March at her 90th birthday celebration. Burial will be in Monroeville, PA at a later date. In honor of Maxine’s great love of reading, the family suggests that memorial gifts in lieu of flowers be made to a library of your choice.
The Hadzor family is under the care of Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home. Online condolences may be submitted to, select obituaries.

L. Ray Hamilton
DURHAM - Mr. L. Ray Hamilton, 64, of 2629 Bonnie Brae Road, died on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Ray was born in Wake County to the late Edward Louis Hamilton and Velma Lee Hamilton. He served as a Ranger in the U. S. Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He retired from Duke Transportation Systems after 40 years. He was a member of the Professional Construction Estimators Association (PCEA), The Bethesda Volunteer Fire Department as a Captain and was a longtime member of the Bethesda Athletic Association. He was an avid camper, golfer and fisherman and loved to ride his Harley.
He is survived by his wife, Marie Carpenter Hamilton; son, David Hamilton and wife, Sherry, of Creedmoor and their children, Wesley Howard, Noah Howard and Landen Hamilton; one daughter, Angela Price and husband, Isaac, and their daughter, Madison of Hahira, Ga.; four brothers, Roger Hamilton (Patricia), Michael Hamilton, Bobby Hamilton and Richard Carpenter; two sisters, Laura Hamilton (Phillip) and Elaine Greenwood (Dan).
Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at Hudson Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Jack Moody and Mr. Glenn Hessee. Burial will be in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Vernon Allen, Glenn Hessee, Phillip Brewer, Steve Newbern, Ricky Hall and Angela Price. Honorary pallbearers will be Linwood Allen and Jim Jones.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home and other times at the home, 2629 Bonnie Brae Road.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of L. Ray Hamilton to the Scholarship Fund, Professional Construction Estimators Association, PO Box 18701, Raleigh NC 27619. Online condolences can be made at

Jesse Calvin Lane
DURHAM — Mr. Jesse Calvin Lane, 60, died Sunday, September 22, 2013. Mr. Lane was born in Smyth Co., VA, the son of Mary Eller Lane and the late Jesse Clayton Lane. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the North Carolina National Guard.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Lane is survived by a sister, Rebecca Lane Pifer (Mark); brothers, Stephen E. Lane (Terry) and Arthur Keith Lane; nephews and niece, David Stephen Lane (Mariana), Daniel Patrick Lane (Zeina), Jenna Katherine Baggett and Andrew Coulter Baggett; and his children, Jordan, Jeremy and Mary Elizabeth.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 28, 2013, 2 p.m. at Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham with the Rev. Jeff McCarthy officiating. There is no visitation planned.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at

Luther Talmadge Medlin
DURHAM — Mr. Luther Talmadge Medlin has ended his journey here with us and has gone to be with the Lord. Born 6/25/27, Luther lived a full life. He was a founding member of the American Legion Post 7 in Durham, NC and was a paratrooper in the Army. He loved his country and his family, hated all cheaters. He was from the old school…took a man at his word and always took up for the underdog. He certainly was Duke’s biggest fan! He played an active part in his daughter’s life as well as both of his grandsons. He will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents, L.B. Medlin and Melinda Medlin Warren; his wife of 54 years, Virginia (Ginny) Lloyd Medlin (in 1998); sister, Jacqueline (Jackie) Marie Addison; brother, Claude Chesley Medlin; and son, Danny Michael Medlin. He is survived by his daughter, Brenda Medlin Cox (husband Howard); two grandsons, Christopher (Chris) David Payne and Ronald (Ronnie) Franklin Cox (wife Pamela); and one great-grandson, Alexander Franklin Cox.
A funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at at Clements Funeral Home. A private burial will follow at Chestnut Ridge Methodist Church Cemetery, Efland.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at

Thomas M. Moore
DURHAM - Thomas M. Moore, 30, died Thursday, September 19, 2013 from injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident while traveling to work. He was born in Chowan County to Thomas Dwight Moore of Durham, NC and Anna Lee Gribensk of Huntsville, AL. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Jesse Thomas Moore and Betty Jean Moore; step-grandfather, Hubert Phelps; step-grandparents, Arthur Gribensk and Abegail Gribensk.
Thomas’ first love was baseball. It started when he was a young boy playing with North Durham Little League through Senior League, Bombers Travel Team and American Legion Baseball. Thomas graduated from Northern High School in 2001 where he was a pitcher. He continued his baseball career at Louisburg College, later joining the Navy in 2007 and was stationed in Jacksonville, FL where he played on the US Military All Star Baseball Team and traveled all over the country. Thomas often asked “Do you want to throw”. He loved people, sacrificed for others, and would always go the extra mile to make sure there was peace and happiness.
Aviation Electronics Technician Second Class Petty Officer Thomas M. Moore of Patrol Squadron FIVE The Mad Foxes faithfully served our Nation for six and a half years in the United States Navy. He served in two U. S. Navy Maritime Patrol aircraft platforms, deployed to the Western Pacific and the Horn of Africa actively participating in OPERATION ODYSSEY DAWN and OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. His latest accomplishments with Patrol Squadron Five of Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FL where he was handpicked to lead 16 Sailors during the transition from the P-3C Orion to the Navy’s brand new P-8 Poseidon aircraft.   His awards and decorations include;  the Joint Services Achievement Medal, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals,  National Defense Service Medal, two Good Conduct Medals, the Global War on Terrorism Service and Expeditionary Medals, the Armed Forces Service Medal, two Sea Service deployment Ribbons and two Flag Officer Letters of Commendation. A true patriot that served his country with Honor that will be truly missed.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by the love of his life, Tara V. Moore; and their four-year-old son, Zachary Thomas Moore of Jacksonville, FL; step-mother, Judy Elliott Moore; step-father, Arthur Gribensk; brother, Jason “Jay” Moore of Burlington; step-sisters, Courtney Elliott of Durham, Maria Gribensk and husband Pablo Calero of Ecuador; step-brothers, Jeffrey and his wife, Taylor Elliott, of Raleigh, Andrew Elliott of Durham, Arthur Gribensk of Chapel Hill; half-sisters, Alexis and Alaina Gribensk of Huntsville, AL; grandparents, Lee “PapPap” West and Josephine “Nanny” West of Plymouth, NC, James “Poppe” Ingram and Catherine “G-ma” Ingram of Durham; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. on Monday, September 30, 2013 at Duke Memorial United Methodist Church with Thomas’s cousin, Pastor Brian Oliver officiating. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, September 28, 2013 at Clements Funeral Home in Durham and other times at his father’s home.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at

Dr. Shirley Kirkman Osterhout
DURHAM — Dr. Shirley Kirkman Osterhout, age 81, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed into the comfort and peace of our Lord on September 23, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Carlton Kirkman and Harriett Jones Kirkman.
Growing up in High Point, NC she learned to love classical music while playing the piano for 12 years and playing the violin in her high school orchestra. She enjoyed attending many concerts and operas throughout her lifetime. Her love for Duke began as a child as she traveled to Durham with her family on numerous occasions to attend Duke Football games.
She graduated from Duke University in 1953 and received her MD from Duke in 1957 where she was one of five women graduates.  She joined the Duke Medical Center House staff where she was an Intern in Pediatrics, then an Instructor and finally becoming an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics. Even while caring for her patients, she was also the Assistant Dean for Medical Education where she mentored and assisted medical students through their work of becoming a doctor. Through her work, the medical students grew fond of my mother and father so much that they were often parodied in the annual student faculty show. In recognition of her outstanding teaching she received the Golden Apple Award (Student AMA Award for Excellence in Teaching) in 1973. 
While at Duke, Shirley continued her service to children initially as Clinical Director and then as Medical Director of the Poison Control Center. She traveled throughout the state promoting child safety through Health Fairs and seminars. She even incorporated her lifelong hobby of dollhouses into an innovative display, illustrating the many places of household dangers. Her work with Dr. Jay Arena and mentor Dr. Susan Dees inspired her life’s career in pediatrics and child safety. She retired Professor Emeritus from Duke Medical School in 1997. “Dr. O,” as she was fondly known, will be remembered as a gifted pediatrician.
Shirley assisted in writing, editing and publishing numerous articles in newspapers, magazines, books, and journals on poisoning prevention and treatment. She also served on many advisory committees within national organizations, including the Food and Drug Administration, American Association of Poison Control Centers and Governor’s Task Force on Injury Prevention.
Shirley was a devoted member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church since 1960, and she was an active member of Catholic Daughters. Shirley and her husband, Syd were avid Duke Fans. In her retirement, Shirley enjoyed spending time with Syd and her grandchildren, tending her garden, especially her roses, traveling the world and volunteering at the classical music station, WCPE.
Shirley was married to the late Suydam Osterhout for 50 years. She is survived by her daughter, Ann Garrett and husband, Jeff, of Wake Forest; son, Mark Osterhout, and wife, Anna, of Rocky Mount; and son, Martin Osterhout of Raleigh; also surviving are four grandchildren whom she adored, Sydie and Mary Helen Garrett, Ben and Kathryn Osterhout. She is also survived by a brother, Thomas C. Kirkman Jr and his wife, Janet Kirkman; and a sister, Ann Carter and her husband, Bob; seven nieces and nephews; five great-nieces and nephews; and a Godson.
The family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the staff and caregivers at Croasdaile Retirement Village in Durham for not only their professional and compassionate care of our very special mother but for loving her like family over these last several years.
Friends may visit from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, 1113 West Main Street, Durham.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 810 W. Chapel Hill Street, Durham. Father Larry Hayes, OFM will preside. The burial will follow in St. Matthew Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to WCPE, The Classical Radio Station, Box 897, Wake Forest, NC 27588.
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Annette Crosby Rumple
DURHAM — Annette Crosby Rumple, 75, of Durham, died September 21, 2013 at Duke Regional Hospital.
She was born December 27, 1937, in Thomasville, NC, the daughter of Calvin Murphy Crosby and Nettie Dowling Crosby who preceded her in death. 
She is survived by her children, Paige Rumple Page and husband, Charly of Butner, Tony Michael Rumple Jr. and wife, Lisa of Cary, and William Murphy Rumple and wife, Kim of Butner; and her grandsons, Matthew Page, Michael Rumple, Taylor Rumple, Tyler Rumple and Lucas Rumple; and step-grandsons, Michael Page (Kellie), Matthew Griffin, Jordan Griffin and Justin Green; and her beloved cat, Taffy.
Annette ran an in-home daycare business for 30 years. She was active in her children's and grandchildren’s activities and never met a stranger. She enjoyed gardening and was an avid Tarheel fan. 
Annette’s family would like to express their gratitude to the staff on 5-2 at Duke Regional Hospital for their care and compassion.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, September 27 at JC Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville. Graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Thomasville. A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, September 29 at 3 p.m. at Living Waters Christian Community in Durham, NC. Online condolences may be sent to

Julia Meadows Gooch Vaughan
DURHAM — Mrs. Julia Meadows Gooch Vaughan of S. Mineral Springs Road in Durham was welcomed into Heaven’s gates on September 23, 2013.
Julia was born and raised in Wilton, Granville County, the daughter of the late Eddie and Lizzie Mitchell Gooch. She graduated from Wilton High School and moved to Durham in 1946. She was an active member of Fletcher’s Chapel United Methodist Church, the Fellowship Sunday School Class, the Ruth Circle, and the Young at Heart Senior Citizen’s Group for many years. She was the oldest living member of the church and would have reached 100 years old on November 15, 2013.
Julia was the beloved wife of the late Sam D. Vaughan Sr. for 76 years, the mother of Sam Jr. and his late wife, Jane, and John Thomas (Jay) and his wife, Peggy. She had three grandchildren, Vickie Davis and husband, Jerry, Sam III (Chip) Vaughan and wife, Gloria, and Kayla Perry and husband, Rich. Great grandchildren are: Jared and Jenna Davis, Sam IV (Chad) and Lauren Vaughan and Vaughan and Kaylee Perry.
Mrs. Vaughan will be remembered for her devotion to her husband and family, strong Christian faith, and her love of flowers and gardening. She was the last survivor of her eight siblings.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Fletcher’s Chapel UM Church. Rev. Ray Gooch, Rev. Kris Williams and Rev. Darren Hickerson will officiate. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the Fellowship Hall. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jared Davis, Sam Vaughan IV (Chad), Vaughan Perry, Tom McFarland, Mickey Ellis, Wallace Dryden and Gary Gooch. Honorary pallbearers will be the Genesis Sunday School Class.
The family will be at the home of her son, Sam Vaughan, 3209 Medford Road in Durham.
Memorials can be sent to Fletcher’s Chapel UM Church at 2034 Fletcher’s Chapel Road, Durham, NC 27703, or please plant a perennial in her memory and remember Julia as it flourishes and blooms in glory, Just as Julia’s warmth and love shone in the hearts of all she touched.
The family would like to express our appreciation for the many visits, phone calls, and cards that were shared with Julia through the last year as her health declined. She treasured each of them; they meant so much to her.
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Elizabeth Anne Hutchins Young
DURHAM — Elizabeth Anne Hutchins Young, daughter of Reverend Wilbur and Nancy Hutchins, died peacefully early Monday, September 23, 2013 at Hillcrest Convalescent Center in Durham, NC after a long illness.
Anne grew up in Sanford, NC where she attended First Baptist Church and graduated from Sanford Central High School. After high school she graduated from Meredith College with a degree in sociology and then worked for the Durham Department of Social Services.
Surviving Anne is her loving and devoted husband of 53 years, Dr. N. William Young Jr. of Durham; her son, Jeff Young and wife, Melinda of Durham, son, Tim Young and wife, Kelly of Nacogdoches, TX, son Chris and fiancé, Christian Lillis of Brooklyn, NY; and her grandchildren, Stephen, Will, Wesley, Conner and Carolyn. She is also survived by her mother, Nancy Hutchins Dossenbach of Durham; her sister, Sarah Chandler of Durham; niece, Amy Barger and husband, Geoff; and great niece, Solan; and great nephew, Henry.
Anne was preceded in death by her father, Reverend Wilbur Hutchins; her brother, Steven Hutchins; and her brother-in-law, Dr. Art Chandler.
A stalwart supporter of children’s rights, Anne volunteered with Durham’s Guardian Ad Litem program, receiving the North Carolina Governor’s Citation for 10 plus years of loyal service. Anne was an avid gardener and active in the Town and Country Garden Club; voracious reader, member of Folio Book Club and Ladies of the Parlor; and enthusiastic fundraiser with the Junior League of Durham. She was also a longstanding member of Hope Valley Country Club.
Anne was an energetic cook and baker whose creative recipes were published in The Junior League of Durham “Even More Special” cookbook. Anne’s Giant Oatmeal Spice Cookie recipe was featured in Southern Living magazine.
A faithful member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Anne was a longtime member of the Doorways Women’s Bible Study while also serving as a Wedding Director and a Stephen Minister.
Visitation will be held today, September 25th, 6 to 8 p.m. at Howerton Bryan Funeral Home, 1005 W. Main Street, Durham, NC.
Memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 26th, 2 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3639 Old Chapel Hill Road, Durham, NC.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, NY, 10305 or Westminster Presbyterian Church.
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