February 1, 2013

Jan. 31, 2013 @ 05:33 PM


DURHAM
Edna Thacker Barbee
DURHAM — Edna Thacker Barbee, 94, died January 22 in Duke Hospital. A Durham native, she was the daughter of the late Adrian and Oza (Hight) Thacker. Mrs. Barbee was predeceased by her husband, Wade Barbee; and a daughter, Valinda Willett. Surviving are her daughter, LaVerne Parrish; and sons, Richard and David Barbee, all of Durham; seven grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
A private funeral was held January 25 in the chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service with burial in Maplewood Cemetery. The family offers their special thanks to Dr. Eugene Linfors; his nurse, Alicia; and the staff of Hillcrest Convalescent Center, especially Daniel.


Toby Lamont Gibson
DURHAM - Mr. Toby Lamont Gibson, was born in Durham on September 13, 1967 to Cora Morgan Gibson and the late John C. Gibson. He passed away Sunday January 27, 2013 at Durham Regional Hospital.
He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Cora Morgan Gibson; his devoted and loving wife, Tishri Parham Gibson; his daughter, Chelsea Parham; three brothers, Terry Morgan (Marshelia) of Durham, Kip Morgan (Patricia) of Raleigh, and Antonio Gibson (Tonyita) of Durham; and a host of other loving relatives and dear friends.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, February 2, 2013, 12 noon at Glennview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 11 a.m. at the Ellis D. Jones & Sons Chapel. All other times, Tish will be at 1629 Kirkwood Drive, Durham 27704, and Mrs. Cora Bell will be at 1208 Gearwood St., Durham 27701. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to 1539 Northridge Dr., Stem 27581. Services entrusted to Ellis D. Jones & Sons Funeral Directors. Condolences may be sent at www.ellisdjones.com.

Dorothy Ann Howell
DURHAM — Dorothy Ann Howell, 79, died Wednesday at Eno Pointe Assisted Living. She was born in Durham Co, to the late Jay Chronis Howell and Annie Oakley Howell. Miss Howell previously was employed by JC Penney and she attended Grey Stone Baptist Church.
Dorothy is survived by her brother, Ernie Howell and wife, Eugenia; and nephews, Barry Lewis and Andrew Howell.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, 3 p.m. at Maplewood Cemetery with the Rev. Randall Floyd officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at Maplewood Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff of Eno Pointe for their compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Legacy Center at Grey Stone Baptist Church, 2601 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705.
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com. 


Kathleen Smallwood Hunter
Durham - On January 29, 2013, at 11:35 a.m., Kathleen Smallwood Hunter passed away.
Survivors include two children, Sharon Smallwood Barber (Durham) and Retired Master Chief, Michael M. Hunter (Suffolk, Va.); three grandchildren, Sharese Barber, Shantel Barber and Breana Hunter.
A viewing will be held Sunday, February 3, at 1 p.m. followed by services at 2 p.m., Randolph Funeral Home Chapel, 208 West MLK Dr., Washington, North Carolina.
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.

Kenneth Ray Lyon Sr.
DURHAM — Kenneth Ray Lyon Sr., son of the late Burnice and Joyce Roberts Lyon, was born June 4, 1954 and departed this life on Friday, January 25, 2013 at the VA hospital.
He was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth Ray Lyon Jr. He leaves to cherish his memory wife, Avis; daughters, Courtney and Madrika; and son, Jonathan. 
Services will be held at Holloway Memorial Funeral Home on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. and viewing at 10 a.m.


Col. John F. Mallard
DURHAM — Col. John F. Mallard, known by his friends and family as “Frank” was promoted to glory on Wednesday, January 30, 2013.  He was born in Jones County December 28, 1917 to the late Roy Franklin Mallard and Myrtle Lee Banks.
In June 1939 he graduated from the University of North Carolina, and in July he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corp Reserve. In October 1940 he accepted a regular commission in the Corps. He soon headed for the Pacific and saw action on Guadalcanal, Roi and Namur Islands, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima. He remained in the Marines until 1965, retiring as a colonel. He later worked for the State of North Carolina at the Durham Employment Security Commission.
Frank was predeceased by his parents; his first wife, Nannie Elizabeth Andrews; and his brother, James Edward Mallard. He is survived by his second wife, Shirley Jones Mallard; his children and their spouses: Vivian Carol and Robert Kershaw, Katherine M. and John Lindsey, John Jr. and Deborah Mallard; his step-children and their spouses: Katherine and Robin Watkins, Richard and Harriet Winslow. Grandchildren include Lauren Mallard, Katherine Kershaw, Matthew Kershaw, Emily M. McHugh and spouse, Ralph. Frank’s step-grandchildren are Richard Winslow and Maggie Winslow. Other survivors are Frank’s step-mother, Millie Green Mallard; his brother, Aaron Mallard; and his sister, Evelyn Shepherd (Michael).
Frank was a gentle man, strongly protective of his family, loving father and husband, helpful neighbor, kind to everyone and especially appreciative of his caregivers during the last months of his life.
A private interment will be held for him in Chapel Hill Cemetery on Saturday, February 2, 2013. His memorial service will be held at 2:00 Saturday afternoon in Few Chapel at Croasdaile Village, followed by a reception in the Great Room at Croasdaile.
Donations may be made in Frank’s memory to UMRH Foundation for the Benevolent Care Fund, 2600 Croasdaile Farm Parkway, Suite A-500, Durham, NC 27705, or to a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements for the Mallard family are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Online condolences www.hallwynne.com

Willa Flowers Mandy
DURHAM - Willa Flowers Mandy, of Durham, passed on January 23, 2012. Her homegoing celebration will take place on today, Friday, February 1, 2013, at The Love of God Baptist Church, 305 Belvin Ave., Durham 27704. Burial will be held at Markham Memorial Gardens. Professional services are entrusted to Scarborough & Hargett Funeral Home, Inc. Memorial Chapel and Gardens.


Frances Mary Teasley Mims
DURHAM — Mrs. Frances Mary Teasley Mims of 1412 Bacon St. died Tuesday morning January 29, 2013 at her home. She was born January 27, 1929 in Alberton, GA.
She is survived by a son, Paul Mims Jr.; five daughters, Pauline (Bobby) Kent, Kathryn McPherson, Barbara Mims, Phyllis Thomas Mims, and Sylvia Mims.
Funeral services will be Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, 906 S. Roxboro St. Durham. The family will receive friends an hour before the service at the church and all other times at the home.
Funeral services entrusted to Ellis D Jones & Sons Funeral Directors. Send condolences to www.ellisdjones.com

LaRue Booth Sanders
DURHAM - LaRue Booth Sanders, 84, died Thursday at Treyburn Nursing Center. Mrs. Sanders was born in Wake Co. to the late Guy O. Booth and Kathleen Bashford Booth. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Lee Chamberlain. Mrs. Sanders was reared in Cary and has been a resident of Durham for the past 70 years. She retired from Sperry Rand and is a member of Northgate Chapel.
Mrs. Sanders is survived by her son, Ronald Chamberlain (Susan); daughter, Patricia Ann Tuck; sister, Colleen Spencer; brother, Russell Booth (Marjorie); granddaughter, Lara Ewing (Chris); great-grandchildren, Christian Ewing, McKenze Ewing and Jayden Ewing.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, 11 a.m. at Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham with Pastor Bobby Tate officiating.  Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 – 8 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home in Durham.
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.


Tyree Gentry Tilley
DURHAM - Mr. Tyree Gentry Tilley, 89, died peacefully at his home Wednesday surrounded by his family. Mr. Tilley was born in Orange County, the son of the late Wiley Dennis Tilley and Virginia Myrtle Laws Tilley. He was a veteran of the US Army, serving during World War II. He received five bronze service stars, a victory medal and Purple Heart. Mr. Tilley retired after 44 years of service to Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company as a supervisor. He was an avid gardener and golfer, a previous member of the Elk’s Lodge and a longtime member of Willowhaven Country Club.
Mr. Tilley is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Louise “Pat” Tilley; daughter, Gay James (Jimmy); step-sons, James Gurley (Sherry), Marshall Gurley (Donna); grandson, Christian Gentry James and step-grandchildren, Lyle Gurley (Margie), Jimmy Gurley (Shelly), Michael Gurley (Tracey), Heather Gaster (Preston) and special nephew Milton Allen (Marcell).
A graveside service will be held Saturday, 1 p.m. at Woodlawn Memorial Park with Pastor Randall Scott Floyd officiating.   Family will receive friends prior to the service from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Piedmont Land Conservancy, P.O. Box 4025, Greensboro 27404.
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.

Ernest Curtis “Hump” Turrentine
DURHAM - Mr. Ernest Curtis “Hump” Turrentine, son of the late Luther and Ethel Cain Turrentine, was born on January 6, 1936 in Durham County, North Carolina. He departed this life on Monday, January 28, 2013 at Durham Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
“Hump” was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Arnetta Lewis, Rosetta Beard, Cora Beatrice Dukes, Lillian Moore and Lucille Richardson; brothers, James “Boy” Turrentine and Nathaniel “Nat” Turrentine.
“Hump” leaves to mourn four nieces, Barbara Ann Brooks (Nathaniel), Beatrice Regina Dukes, Melodie Scarborough (Scottie) and Barbara Turrentine, all of Durham; two nephews, Dorsey Beard (Glenda) and Raymond Dukes (Cheryl) of Durham; two special nephews, Samuel and Logan Scarborough of Durham; and a host of loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Scarborough & Hargett Funeral Home, 923 Old Fayetteville St., Durham. Viewing will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
Services entrusted to Scarborough & Hargett Funeral Home.


ALAMANCE
Robert Earl Greene
BURLINGTON — Robert Earl Greene, 71, retired, passed away on January 31st, 2013 at White Oak Manor in Burlington. Robert, known to his friends as Bob, was born October 21st, 1941 in Boone.
Bob lived in Ohio when he was younger (son of Earl and Edna Greene) but came to NC in 1959 where he lived the rest of his life.  He was predeceased by his wife, Dillya Kay Plummer the love of his life. He was also predeceased by a son, Robert “Bobby” Earl Greene Jr.
Robert served in the US Army for almost six years. He held a variety of jobs over the years while living in NC but the one he was most proud to hold was being a Carrboro police officer. He took pride in upholding the law and treating people with respect. 
Bob is survived by his two daughters, Robin Blackwood (Tommy) of Efland and Lorrie Moize (Sammy) of Pittsboro; four grandchildren, Crystal Blackwood, Timothy Greene, Sam and Melissa Moize; and five great grandchildren; his two sisters, Susie Carter (Tom) and Anne Carson (Marvin), both of Pittsboro.
A funeral service will be held at Walkers Funeral Home, 120 W. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, February 2nd. The family will receive friends at Walkers Funeral Home from 9 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. Followed by graveside service at Antioch Baptist Church, Whitecross Rd., Chapel Hill.
In lieu of flowers donation can be made to Florence Gray Soltys Adult Day Health Program, Attention: Alvonia Baldwin, 105 Meadowland Drive, PO Box 8181, Hillsborough, NC 27278.

ORANGE
Thomas Michael Potvin
October 1, 1954 - January 30, 2013

HILLSBOROUGH — Tom Potvin, a long time Hillsborough resident, was surrounded by family and friends when he walked into the arms of our Lord on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 after a 20 year valiant battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Tom was 58. Tom was born on October 1, 1954 in Elmhurst, Ill. to the late William J. and Joan M. (Wach) Potvin.
Tom acquired a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois. Prior to being robbed of his abilities by MS, he made his living as a Master Auto Mechanic and loved to tinker and engineer all sorts of things. When he was blessed with his beloved son, he modified his Jazzy scooter to safely hold a baby seat so he could show the boy off. He built and installed every wheel chair ramp and railing to make his home handicap accessible before he was no longer able to swing a hammer or twist a wrench. He was so proud of his son and his home on Lake Orange.
Tom is survived by his son, Nathan Leif Potvin of Hillsborough; his brothers, William T. Potvin and wife, Louisa Vorosmarty, of Armonk, N.Y., Brian C. Potvin and wife, Kathleen, of Elmhurst, Ill.; his sisters, Kathryn A. Craven and husband, Allan, of Bloomingburg, N.Y., Susan E. Colby and husband, Dale, of Morton, Ill., and Lisa M. Boecker and husband, Ben, of Madrid, Ind.; his aunts and uncle, Collette Shull and Mary and Paul Moser; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Also left to cherish his memory are dear friends, Bob and Ann Lee; his long time caretaker and best friend in the world, Tami Ward; and her parents, James C. and Nancy Keesee.
A family statement reads: “We might have thought Tom was dealt a bad hand until we realized how much he was loved by the Hillsborough and Lake Orange communities at large. Everyone who encountered Tom reached out with acts of kindness, compassion and friendship. He became a conduit for the goodness of these communities, which gave his life tremendous purpose. Tom also had and extraordinary network of doctors and healthcare professionals who treated him with the utmost compassion and dignity and we will be forever grateful.”
A wake will be held from 2 to 5 & 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, February 3rd at Walker’s Funeral Home, 204 North Churton St., Hillsborough. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 4th at 10 a.m. at Holy Family R.C. Church, 216 Governor Burke Rd., in Hillsborough, with Father Thomas Tully as celebrant. Interment will be at St. Matthew’s Cemetery, 1001 Mason Rd., Durham 27712.
In lieu of flowers, we suggest donations to the National MS Loan Closet Greater Carolinas Chapter, 3101 Industrial Dr. Suite 210, Raleigh 27609, or to a charity of one’s choice. 


PERSON
Margie Sue Snow Smith
ROXBORO — Margie Sue Snow Smith, age 85, of 749 N. Main Street died Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at the Person Memorial Hospital. She was born in Caswell County to the late Lennie Calvin and Rebecca Elizabeth Weadon Snow. She was wife of the late Robert K. Smith and mother of the late Ann Pentecost and Janice Williams. Mrs. Smith was a member of Mt. Road Baptist Church.  She was retired from Carolina Parachute.
Surviving are five children, Lib Oakley, Nellie Wesley, Robert Smith, Ronald Smith, and Gail Reaves, all of Roxboro; two brothers, Raymond Snow and Sam Snow, both of High Point; four sisters, Rosa Lefler of Graham, Rebecca Chambers of Chapel Hill, Robina Duyer of High Point, and Annie Oakley of Hurdle Mills; 12 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.
The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the Brooks & White Chapel with the Rev. James Fortner officiating. Burial will be in the Providence Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be grandsons.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service (1 to 2 p.m.) on Saturday, (2/2/2012) at Brooks & White Funeral Home.
Condolences may be made to www.brooksandwhite.com.   


ELSEWHERE
Carrie Cotten Goodwin
LOUISBURG — Carrie Cotten Goodwin formerly of 104 Dickens Avenue, Louisburg, and a resident of Louisburg Manor died in Louisburg Nursing Center on January 30, 2013.
Mrs. Goodwin was born July 3, 1915 to the late Leonard F. Cotten and Estelle S. Cotten in Pitt County. She lived much of life in the Stem community in Granville County and over 40 years in Louisburg. She is preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Alfred M. Goodwin.
She was a 1937 graduate of East Carolina Teachers College and taught elementary school for over 30 years in Wake, Granville and Franklin counties. After retiring she did volunteer work with Franklin Regional Hospital and was very proud of being past president of the Raleigh District of the United Methodist Women. She also enjoyed her association with the Current Literature Club in Louisburg. She loved her students and through her teaching encouraged many to follow in her profession.
She is survived by her daughter, Carol Barnhill and husband, Mack of Raleigh; son, Leonard Goodwin and wife, Elaine of Durham; grandchildren; Christopher Goodwin of Durham and Pamela Hoke and husband, Kevin of Raleigh; great grandchildren, Sophia and Nicholas Beruk of Raleigh; sister, Annie Laura Cotten of Durham. Special caretakers, Lottie Tucker, Barbara Alston and Gail Ragland. 
Visitation will be held at Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. where funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Madison Hankal at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Louisburg United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 667, Louisburg, NC  27549. Online condolences may be made to www.lancasterfcs.com.