October 6, 2013
June 30, 1944-September 30, 2013
DURHAM - Peter Daymont, 69, of Durham, NC, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sep, 30, 2013.
He was born on June 30, 1944 to Laurence J. Daymont and Astri Toft Daymont in Bern, Switzerland where his father was American Consulate at the U.S. Embassy. After spending his early childhood years in Europe, his parents returned to the U.S. and settled in Arlington, Va. where Pete graduated from Washington-Lee High School, and later, Georgetown University.
Pete and his wife, Judy, founded American Party Rentals in Durham in 1989, which he managed with his wife and their sons until his death. He was very active in the American Rental Association, both locally and nationally, and was a faithful member of Epworth United Methodist Church in Durham. Pete’s favorite pastimes were sailing in the Caribbean, planning a bareboat charter sailing trip in the Caribbean, or reading about other sailors’ adventures.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Judith Hull Daymont; two sons, Todd Daymont (Meredith) and Chandler Daymont; and one grandson, Lucas.
A memorial service celebrating Pete’s life will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, October 8th at Epworth United Methodist Church, 3002 Hope Valley Rd., Durham. The family will receive visitors at the church from 2 to 3 p.m. prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Epworth UMC, 3002 Hope Valley Rd, Durham, NC 27707 or to the American Rental Association Foundation, 1900 19th St. Moline, Il. 61265.
Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home is assisting the Daymont family. Online condolonces may be submitted to www.howertonbryan.com.
Cephus I. Deans
DURHAM - Mr. Cephus I. Deans, 83, of 1805 Collier Dr., died Thursday, October 3, 2013 at The Brian Center of Durham. His service will be held at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 1007 S. Roxboro St. Interment will follow in Glennview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Tuesday at the church from 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m., one half hour prior to the service.
Mr Deans is survived by his wife, Juanita Burnett Deans; and his sister, Hester Holder.
Arrangements by Burthey Service.
Jonathon Bradford Fochler
ROUGEMONT - Mr. Jonathon Bradford Fochler, 42, passed away peacefully Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Duke University Hospital in the arms of his wife and surrounded by his family after a three and a half year battle with colon cancer. He was raised in Durham Co., the son of Ronald Henry Fochler and Kathryn Sawyer Fochler. He was a sales representative with Sunbelt Rentals in Durham. Mr. Fochler was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Wilma Evans Frazier and Orville Henry Frazier; and his father-in-law, Larry Douglas Watson Sr.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his devoted wife, Amy Michelle Watson Fochler; his three beautiful daughters who he loved more than anything in this world, Kayla Nicole Fochler, Eliza Grace Fochler and Delaney Rose Watson Fochler; sister, Suzanne Fochler Ott; mother-in-law, Tiney Wheeler Watson; and brother-in-law, Larry Douglas “Buddy” Watson Jr; nephew, Cameron Ott; niece, Kristin Pickrell; and numerous extended family members and special friends.
Jon was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer in June, 2010. He chose to keep this extremely private because his only concern was never for himself but for his children's well being, and he never wanted them to worry about him. He endured so much and went through things most people would not have in order to stay here with his wife and children for as long as possible. He did all this while continuing to take care of his family and working full-time until the time of his death. He exemplifies the meaning of courage and went through this entire ordeal with quiet determination and strength. We will miss his him more than words can express. Jon was never one to mince words and could always make you laugh with his "special" and often sarcastic outlook on things. He loved to "push buttons" so to speak and getting you riled up was his specialty but then could have you laughing just as quickly. That is what I will miss most about him. As my husband and my best friend, he was my complete opposite. He was everything that I wasn't. Always exuding confidence, always so self-assured, sometimes obnoxiously so, never afraid to speak his mind, could debate with the best-even about things that he had absolutely no knowledge about and always refused to take no for an answer. One of his favorite things to tell me was that, if he stopped picking on me, I had better worry. We balanced one another. I was the voice of reason, and he was the one who took control when reasoning wasn't enough.
He never failed to make me laugh, and not a single day went by that he didn't tell me he loved me and that I was the most beautiful person in the world. He was a devoted father and would have moved heaven and Earth for his girls. He often joked that we were lucky he didn't have any hobbies like watching sports, etc., and we were because that meant that he spent all of his free time with us. Words can never express how much I will miss this man who truly became the other half of my soul. Our daughters are so much like him, and I know that we will get through this ordeal because his strength and resilience live on through them. It is my absolute honor to be able to say that Jonathon Fochler was my husband and the father of my children.
I would like to express my sincerest thanks to Dr. Herbert Hurwitz and Leigh Howard at Duke Cancer Center for doing all they could to help Jon and the endless support that we were given. I would also like to thank everyone at Sunbelt Rentals for their encouragement and support throughout this entire ordeal and all of our special, dear friends that have helped us in too many ways to list.
A celebration of Jon's life will be held Friday, October 11, 2013, 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Sylvan United Methodist Church, 5731 N. Roxboro Rd., Durham, NC 27712. This will be a completely casual, inspirational event with people just sharing stories in his honor.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to The Fochler Girls Educational Fund, which is being set up at Wells Fargo Bank.
DURHAM - Johnnie McLeod departed his life on October 2, 2013. He is survived by his wife of Hollis, NY, one daughter, five sisters, one brother and a host of nieces and nephews.
Services will be at Holloway Memorial Funeral Home Chapel at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, visitation at 12 noon.
Hubert Irwin McMannen
DURHAM - Hubert Irwin McMannen, age 84, died Friday, October 4, in his Durham home. A Durham native, Hubert was born to the late George T. and Audrey Hamlett McMannen. He worked for 30 years at Liggett Myers as a pipefitter and was a long-time member of Angier Ave. Baptist Church and the Cabin Sunday School class where he had a 60 year association.
Hubert is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 63 years, Nancy A. McMannen of Durham, NC; his son, Tim McMannen and wife, Lynne, of Durham; his daughter, Tonya Mauldin of Franklinton, NC; three brothers, Dr. Lewis McMannen and wife, Jan, of Ft. Myers, FL, Bobby McMannen and wife, Louise, of Winston-Salem, NC, Archie McMannen and wife, Pat, of Boone, NC; sister, Betty Tyson and husband, Harvey, of Henderson. NC; five grandchildren, Lindsay and Caitlin McMannen, April Oakley and husband, Mark, Jayme and Winston Mauldin; and one great-grandson, Tucker Oakley. He was preceded in death by his brother, George T. McMannen.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, October 8, from the Chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service in Durham with the Rev. James Baggett presiding. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
Friends may visit Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service.
Members of the Cabin Sunday School class will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Flowers are acceptable or contributions in Hubert’s memory may be made to Angier Ave. Baptist Church, 2101 Angier Ave., Durham, NC 27703.
On-line memorials: www.hallwynne.com. Select obituaries.
DURHAM — Dale Tingen, 19, of Durham died Thursday, October 3, 2013 from injuries sustained from a car accident. Dale was born in Durham to Dennis and Paige Tingen. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Eugene and Laura Tingen.
Dale was a graduate of Jordan High School and was recently accepted to The Chef’s Academy. He enjoyed fishing, hunting (especially waterfowl) and hanging with his friends.
Surviving along with his parents are his sister, Taylor Tingen; niece, Lexie Champion; his maternal grandparents, Ronald and Jerri Wright; and his aunts, uncles, many cousins and close friends.
The family will receive Monday evening from 5-8 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home in Durham. There will be a celebration of life at a later date. Friends are also encouraged to come to the funeral home and show their condolences earlier in the day.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in honor of Dale Tingen to Carolina Donors Services at 909 E. Arlington Blvd., Greenville, NC 27858; or to The Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675 or at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.
Dr. Patrick Breen
CHAPEL HILL — Born in Downpatrick, N. Ireland on August 6, 1930, Dr. Patrick Breen died September 22, 2013. His family moved to England in 1935. He attended Marist College and, from there, went to University in Birmingham. He was in R.A.F. Medical for two years doing Nat Service. He received his M.D. in 1958 from Trinity College Dublin. After working in a number of hospitals in England, he moved to NC in 1967 and practiced as an Anesthesiologist at Duke. He practiced at Boston University Hospital and Portsmouth Hospital in Portsmouth, NH in the 1980's. He worked most recently at Durham Regional Hospital in NC until he retired in 1992.
Patrick especially enjoyed spending summers at Lake Winnipesaukee, NH with his family and dogs: swimming, trail riding, mountain climbing and boating. The mountains of NC were a source of great joy for being with his family. He was an aspiring potter and woodworker.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Kevin James in 1979.
His family who will miss him greatly includes: his wife of 36 years, Judith Klein Breen; his sons, Simon Breen, Wales, Christopher Breen, NJ, John Breen, MA, Kristofer Klein, NC, Peter Klein, NC; and his daughter, Charlotte Meads, England; his seven beloved grandchildren, and his brother, Daniel Breen,England.
Memorial contributions may be made to NRGRR, Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue at: www.nrgrrnc.org.
Norman Kevin Bowen
ROXBORO - Norman Kevin Bowen, 37, of 1405 Jones Store Rd., Roxboro, died Friday, October 4, 2013. Born in Person County, Kevin was the son of Norman George and Linda Woods Bowen, of Roxboro. Kevin was the crew chief for Rahaim Motorsports and was of the Baptist faith. Kevin was fun loving, care-free, and an amazing husband and father. Kevin will be deeply missed by the racing community. He took his team to victory in the ADRL 2012 Pro Nitrous World Championship, which he was very proud of. In Kevin's words, "Don't worry about me, I'll be aite."
In addition to his parents, Kevin is survived by his wife, Laura Clemmer Bowen; two children, Reese Bowen and River Bowen; his mother and father-in-law, Theresa and Phillp Clemmer; one sister-in-law, Jennifer Wahley; nieces and nephews, Justin Clemmer, Ashleigh Whaley, and Sam Whaley; and many more loved friends and family.
Memorial services will be held 7 p.m., Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at Brooks and White Chapel, and visitation will be held 6:30-8 p.m., Monday, October 7, 2013, at the Brooks and White Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the children's trust fund, c/o Suntrust Bank, 207 S. Madison Blvd., Roxboro, NC, 27573.
Condolences may be sent to www.brooksandwhite.com.
Foye Ruth Whitefield Cole
TIMBERLAKE - Mrs. Foye Ruth Whitefield Cole, 92, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday morning, October 3, 2013. Mrs. Cole was a lifelong resident of Person County. She was the daughter of the late Esther Pearl Wilson Whitefield and the late Thea Wellington Whitefield. Also preceding her in death was her husband, James Woodrow Cole; a son, David Thomas Cole; and a grandson, Zachary Ladd. Mrs. Cole worked in textiles, beginning as a sheet sewer and eventually worked in the administrative offices of Burlington Industries. She was a member of the Durham Primitive Baptist Church and had the opportunity to travel to many Primitive Baptist Churches throughout North Carolina and Virginia. She was also active in the PTA, Extension Homemakers and the Girl Scouts of America.
In her later years, much of her time was spent in her garden raising German Johnson tomatoes and her special blend of corn. Her spirit and determination along with her faith in God carried her over the rough patches in her life and she passed along those qualities to her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren whom all adored her.
Mrs. Cole is survived by daughters, Ruth Ellen Cole Boone of Pittsboro and Rebecca Mae Cole Dalton of Timberlake; son, James Richard Cole of Timberlake; brother, Clarence Whitefield of Chapel Hill; sisters, Iva Pearl Godwin of Okeechobee, FL and Lois Barringhaus of Northbrook, IL; grandchildren, Joseph Farlow, Jenny Norris, Juli Deans, Heather Cole, Melissa Cole, Matthew Cole, and Halston Ladd; and great grandchildren, Austin Farlow, Maecyn Deans and Baby L.
A funeral service will be conducted on Monday at 2 p.m. at Durham Primitive Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home in Durham.
Flowers are acceptable, or memorials may be made to Durham Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Larry E. Byrd, 715 N. 9th Street, Mebane, NC 27302.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.
Betty Shoffner Brown
11/17/1926 – 10/04/2013
RALEIGH — Betty Shoffner Brown was called by Our Lord on Friday afternoon.
Betty was born in Burlington, NC to Erwin Lawrence Shoffner and Vera Mann Shoffner. She was married to the love of her life for fifty years, the late Elmer Paul Brown. They reared three children, Paul Duane Brown, Paulette Brown Jackson and Kathy Brown
Clifton. Her family was the center of Betty’s life; she was a devoted wife and loving mother. Betty is survived by her children; her brother, Carl Duane Shoffner; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
The funeral service will be conducted at the Rich & Thompson Chapel in Burlington on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. by Rev. Will Gatling with the family receiving friends from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery.
Condolences may be offered at www.richandthompson.com.
Carol Hill Faber
OSPREY, FL. — Carol Hill Faber, 71, died on October 3, 2013 of a sudden heart attack. She was born January 7, 1942 in Los Angeles, CA and grew up in Durham, NC, where her father taught at Duke University. She attended Radcliffe College and the University of Illinois and graduated from Empire State College in 1977.
She had been a Montessori teacher and administrator since 1975, most recently at Island Village Montessori Charter School in Venice, Florida.
She co-founded what is now the Elizabeth Ann Clune Montessori School in Ithaca, NY. The fact that it continues to be a model of excellence among Montessori schools was always a source of deep pride to her. In 1972 she published a book, popular among Montessori homeschoolers, called Montessori on a Limited Budget.
After moving to Sarasota, FL from Ithaca, NY, Carol played tennis nearly every day at the Serendipity Racquet Club.
She is survived by her husband, Don Faber of Osprey, FL; her sister, Katherine Noyes of Knoxville, TN; her four children, Thomas Hallowell Hill of Verplanck, NY, Catherine Alison Hill, Sara Hill Collina, and Dana Edward Hill, all of Takoma Park, MD; as well as her 11 grandchildren: Thomas Dietrich Hill, Frederica Van Horne Hill, Parker Isabella Piccolo Hill, Bixby Quentin Piccolo Hill, Walker Brockett Piccolo Hill, Griffin Italo Piccolo Hill, Jared Samman Collina, Natalie Rose Collina, Lucy Isabelle Collina, Thomas Collier Hill, and Miles James Hill.
There will be a service in her memory at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 508 Riviera St., Venice, FL on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to either the Elizabeth Ann Clune Montessori School at www.eacmsi.org/giving or to the Island Village Montessori Charter School, 2001 Pinebrook Road, Venice, FL 34292.
Her quick mind and gentle heart lives on in her family, students, and loved ones.
William Paul Pulley Jr.
August 30, 1936 - September 29, 2013
BEAUFORT, NC — Paul Pulley departed this world on September 29th surrounded by a large, devoted and loving family at his home in Beaufort NC. His very large family brought joy to his life and their closeness, love and devotion were a source of not only joy but also great pride because he brought this wonderful group together from three families.
He is survived by his wife and best friend, Joan Huss Pulley; two sons, William "Bill" Paul Pulley III (Peggy) of Durham, NC and Bradley Pulley of Durham; his sister, Marian McDonald (Ed) of Swansboro, NC; and beloved sister-in-law, Gail Pulley of Raleigh. He was blessed to add six stepchildren to his life and to him the “step” never applied. He is also survived by his children, Debbie McKnight (Brad) of Pittsboro, NC; Margaret Necessary (Lee) of Durham; H. "Tripp" Nelson (Robin) of Newport, NC; Kari Hallman (Cain) of Lincolnton NC; Kristina O’Mellan (Kevin) of Salisbury, NC; and Kirby "Trey" Raley (JoEllen) of Raleigh. To further honor his life and legacy are 14 grandchildren, Will & Calyn Pulley; Lyndsie Pulley & Kelsea McMahon; Robert & Duncan Nelson; Susan, Preston & Elizabeth McKnight; Amber Necessary; Connor & Max O'Mellan; Chase & Anna Grace Hallman; and one great granddaughter, Elliott Boone.
Paul was born in Durham in 1936 to the late William Paul Pulley Sr. and Josie Bullard Pulley. He is predeceased by his brother, Tom Pulley. Paul was raised in Braggtown Baptist Church. He is a graduate from Durham High School and UNC at Chapel Hill with a degree in Economics and Law. He received his Jurist Doctorate from the UNC School of Law and began his practice of law in Durham.
Paul's first great love was sports and he excelled. While in Durham High School he was an All American football player, co-captain of the basketball team and cleanup hitter on the baseball team. He received a football scholarship to his beloved UNC Tar Heels and had several years of play before an injury sidelined his football career. In the following years his love of athletics led him to competitive tennis and sailboat racing on the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers. Due to his love of competitive tennis he founded the Hollow Rock Racquet and Swim Club in Durham. He also founded the Homestead Heights Swim Association.
Paul was president of the law firm Pulley, Watson, King and Lischer in Durham for 17 years. His love of representing the underdog and using his many legal talents to level the playing field was a source of great joy. Paul never shied away from tough cases and took great pleasure in helping those who could not help themselves. He was an early member of the NC Academy of Trial Lawyers (later renamed NC Advocates for Justice). He served as a member of the Board of Directors and held various leadership position over the years. He was a frequent speaker at continuing education programs and was grateful for the educational and fellowship opportunities of that organization. He received two honors that were special to him. In 1999, the Young Lawyers Division of the Academy of Trial Lawyers recognized Paul as "Lawyer of the Year." In 2012 at the Annual meeting of the Advocates of Justice he received yet another award as his retirement approached. He was recognized for his years of exemplary service as the "The Lawyer's Lawyer," a title he loved. Over the life of his legal career, his philosophy was to give 100% and be the best he could be. For 12 consecutive years, he was ranked in Naifeh "The Best Lawyers in America." He was consistently listed in "Who's Who In American Law". He had the highest rating available in the legal guide of Martindale and Hubbell for over 30 years.
Politics was another great interest of Paul's, always with the view to level the playing field for the average guy in Raleigh. He took great pride in his years of Democratic Party loyalty. He served in the NC General Assembly for eight years from 1979 to 1986 representing Durham County. Over his career he chaired the powerful Judiciary IV Committee for six years and handled important legislation that changed the lives of many North Carolinians. He was ranked one of the most effective legislators in the General Assembly by the NC Public Policy Research Center. He made a hard choice to retire from the General Assembly and return to his legal practice. He found himself pursued to lobby the General Assembly and for a time, divided his time between lobbying and litigation. Within a couple of years he was ranked the 7th most effective lobbyist in Raleigh by the NC Center for Public Policy ranking system. Lobbying allowed him to continue his fight for the little guy and stay around his friends and colleagues at the General Assembly. But the demands of a successful litigation practice required that he practice law full-time.
Due to declining health in the late 1990's, Paul retired from the practice of law and moved to Beaufort, NC. He was a member of the Beaufort Ole Towne Rotary Club and served on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Aquarium Society. He also dabbled in visual arts, through watercolor paintings and his beautiful, award-winning photography of Beaufort, the Crystal Coast and his travels. For once, despite these activities, he found himself a failure - at retirement. In 2003, Paul resumed lobbying the General Assembly, representing the NC Academy of Trial Lawyers and the NC Community College System. He again was very successful. He lobbied until 2012 when his health required him to actually retire this time.
In 2012 Paul was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and was given two to three months to get his affairs in order. He faced this challenge as with others -- straight ahead. He and Joan were blessed with 16 more months of laughter, travel and playing with family; working on his boats; and enjoying sunsets from their dock. He left this earth with the same strength and zest for life with which he lived it.
Per Paul's request, in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Crystal Coast Hospice House, 100 Big Rock Weigh, Newport, NC 28570, www.crystalcoasthospicehouse.org; or Pancreatic Cancer Action Network for pancreatic cancer research, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, www.pancan.org.
A Celebration of Paul's life will be held Monday, October 7 at 4 p.m. at the NC Advocates for Justice, 1312 Annapolis Drive, Raleigh, NC 27605. The family will meet with friends and family following service.
Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. of Morehead City. Access online obituary and Internet condolences through www.brooksfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.