February 2, 2013
Albert L. Broadie
DURHAM - Albert L. Broadie (Broadie) departed his life on January 26, 2013. He is survived by his loving soul-mate of 38 years Christine Parker; six sons, two daughters, 23 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, three brothers, and three sisters.
The services will be today, February 2, at Faith Gospel Tabernacle United Holy Church, 663 Troy St, Durham 27713 at 2 p.m. and visitation at 1 p.m.
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.
Dr. Verne C. Lanier Jr.
DURHAM — Dr. Verne C. Lanier Jr., age 73, passed away peacefully on Jan 24th. Born in Welcome, NC to the late Dr. Verne C. Lanier Sr. and Lela Hedrick Lanier, he is survived by his wife- and love of his life- for 49 years, Dean McClellan Lanier; three daughters, Cecile (Pride) Scanlan of Nashville, Tenn., Melissa (Mark) Turner of Chandler, Ariz., Renee (Andy) McKown of Atlanta, Ga,; and six grandchildren, Nicholas P. Scanlan, Abigail L. Scanlan, Erin L. Turner, Wyatt L. Turner, Louise S. McKown, and Jay K. McKown. Dr. Lanier is also survived by his sister, Sarah (Don) Warnecke of Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Lanier graduated cum laude from Catawba College in 1962. He earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University in 1966, where he also completed his general surgery residency. Dr. Lanier served on active duty for two years in the Navy with the General Surgery Staff at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. (1971-73) and as Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve. He completed his residency in Plastic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center in 1976, in addition to Fellowships in Pediatric Surgery (Mercy Children’s Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.) and Hand Surgery (Kleinert Hand Service, University of Louisville).
Dr. Lanier practiced Plastic Surgery for 37 years. He was dedicated to his profession and turned a dream into reality when he built an office near Durham Regional Hospital that included two operating rooms and a recovery area. He treasured the time he spent there caring for patients with both skill and compassion. In addition, he was Associate Consulting Professor of Plastic Surgery at Duke U. Medical Center (1978-2005), Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine (1995-2005), and Chief of Plastic Surgery for Durham Regional Hospital (1978-2005). He wrote extensively for both General and Plastic Surgery professional journals and had a total of 43 scientific articles published. In 1984, he implemented a new tissue expansion technique that dramatically improved the outcome of skin graft surgeries. Dr. Lanier served as foreign exchange plastic surgeon in Kostroma, Russia (1985) and Toyama, Japan (1996). As a member of World Medical Missions, he served as the first plastic surgeon at Mbingo Baptist Hospital in Mbingo Cameroon Africa (2008). Professional recognitions include the Southeastern Surgical Congress Gold Medal Resident recipient (1976), and the Plastic Surgery Residents’ Conference First Place Recipient Award (1976). Dr. Lanier was a member of several professional societies: Vanderbilt Surgical Society, American Medical Association, Southern Medical Association (Chairman of Plastic Surgery Specialties, 1987-88), Southern Society of Plastic Surgeons, North Carolina Medical Society (Chairman, Nominating Committee 1995-96), North Carolina Society of Plastic, Maxillofacial and Reconstructive Surgeons (President, 1985-86), Durham Orange County Medical Society, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (Ethics Committee 1982-88), American Association of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons (Chairman, Ethics Committee 1994-97), International Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons Inc., H. William Scott Surgical Society, Canby Robinson Society, American Association for Hand Surgery, American College of Surgeons, and the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc.
Dr. Lanier was an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church serving as Deacon, Elder, and Chairman of the Stewardship Committee. He taught Sunday School and enjoyed membership in the Men’s Bible Study. A memorable experience was serving as chaperone and physician for a high school mission trip to Merida, Mexico, where they built a church. He was actively involved in the community as a member of the Downtown Rotary (President 1999-2000, and recipient of the Paul Harris Rotary International), Durham Chamber of Commerce, St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation (2009-10), Chairman of the Duke Children’s Classic Running Festival (1986-87), and the Board of Trustees for the Durham Symphony and North Carolina Jazz Repertoire Orchestra. He served on the Board of Alumni and Board of Visitors at Catawba College, and was awarded the Catawba College Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2009.
Dr. Lanier had a passion for music and art. He played trumpet and piano in several bands, and was awarded Plastic Surgery Portrait Artist of the Year (2002) by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. His painting, Portrait of Wife, was featured on the cover of their official publication. An article in the Durham Herald (2003) titled “Man of Many Pallets” described his talents in music, art and surgery. He also enjoyed participating in OLLI (Duke Continuing Education) studying Christian Jewish Dialogue and Memoir Writing.
An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and hiking, particularly his trips on the Appalachian Trail. During his lifetime, he completed several marathons, triathlons, and bike races, and spent many pleasurable hours playing tennis and golf with his friends. Dr. Lanier loved to travel with his wife and spend time with his family. His joyful spirit, strength of character, and generous and kind heart will be missed.
A memorial service will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Feb 9 at 2 p.m. followed by a reception in Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his honor to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3639 Old Chapel Hill Rd Durham, NC 27707, or The Rotary Foundation, 14280 Collections Center Dr. Chicago, ILL 60693.
The Lanier family is under the care of Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home. Online condolences may be submitted at www.howertonbryan.com, select obituaries.
Anthony Wayne Nunn
DURHAM - Anthony Wayne Nunn (Tony) was born October 23, 1957 in Chapel Hill to James and Addie Nunn. Survivors include two sisters, Angela Nunn and Jennifer N. Williamson; one brother, Roderick Nunn; two nieces, two nephews, and a host of cousins and friends.
A visitation with the family will be held at Barbee’s Chapel Harvest Word (5916 Barbee Chapel Rd., Chapel Hill 27517) on Sunday February 3, 2013 from 2 to 2:30 p.m., and the funeral services will follow at 2:30 p.m.
A public viewing will be held Saturday February 2, 2013, 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Fisher Funeral Parlor.
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. to 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.
Tina Marie Raneri
HILLSBOROUGH - Tina Marie Raneri was born Jul 21, 1958 in Anderson, S/C. and died Jan 30, 2013 in Hillsborough.
Her parents were Alfred A Raneri Jr (1933-1991) and Dorothy H Baxter (1937-2005).
She was the granddaughter of Alfred A Raneri Sr. (1905-1982) and wife, Madeline A Malloy (1904-1968), and Theodore Baxter (1904-) and wife, Lamina Champaigne (1899-).
Tina is preceded in death by her grandparents, her parents and siblings, Marci Anne (1956-2011) and Mark Anthony (1957-1993). She leaves to mourn her passing her brother, Alfred; her companion, Wyatt; and many friends.
Tina was raised in Durham and graduated from Durham High School and Durham Tech. She spent some time in Hawaii before getting a job with the City of Durham where she worked for several years in GIS/mapping. She most recently worked at Sunderland Engineering as electrical designer and intern office manager where she is surely missed.
A memorial service is being planned.