February 3, 2013
Angela Annie Bell Clark
DURHAM - Angela Annie Bell Clark, 48, passed away January 23, 2013.
She is survived by two sons, two sisters, two brothers, parents, maternal grandmother, five nieces, three nephews, and a host of aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be held at Fisher Funeral Parlor on Monday, February 4, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.
Fisher Funeral Parlor.
James Thomas “Jack” Horner Sr.
DURHAM — James Thomas “Jack” Horner Sr., age 97, a veteran newspaper journalist who was sports editor of the Durham Morning Herald from 1944 thru 1968 died at the Hock Pavilion January 31, 2013. He suffered from dementia and had only been sick four days with kidney disease.
He was born in Fayetteville, son of Josiah Turner Horner and Hattie Belle McLean. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Dorothy Watkins, of Granville County, who died 1994. He was also preceded in death by his half-brother, William Kimball; his brother, Joseph W. Horner; and his sisters, Hattie Pauline Singleton, Mable Agnes Mays.
He is survived by his son, James T. “Tom” Horner Jr. of N. Myrtle Beach, SC; daughter, Donna Sue Riggsbee Riley (Van) of Rougemont; grandchildren, Clay Riggsbee (Yen), Kelly Riggsbee Lilley (Dan), Sharon Horner Killian (Chris), Lisa Horner Emmons (husband Craig) and Kimberly Horner Perusich (Mark); step-grandson, Brad Riley (Kaci) of Mebane; and five great grandchildren.
In 1934, Mr. Horner graduated from Fayetteville High School and National Business College in Charlotte in 1935. He worked as an office clerk at Burlington Industries and covered local sports for the Burlington Times News. In 1936, Greensboro Daily News hired him and he became the sports editor in 1939. He took the job of Sports Editor of the Durham Morning Herald in 1944 until 1968. He was the first Executive Director of Carolinas Professional Golf Association in 1968, chosen by Dugan Aycock, golf professional from Lexington, NC. In 1978, he was appointed Golf Consultant and Tournament Director of the Walter Hagen golf event sponsored by the American Cancer Society of New York. Mr. Horner worked for seven years arranging fund raising golf tournaments from coast to coast. He organized The Carolinas PGA Seniors Golf Association until his retirement in 1985, at the age of 70.
Mr. Horner interviewed many coaches, players, golf greats and he always wrote showing no favoritism. He loved baseball. He was official scorer for the Durham Bulls for 24 consecutive seasons; served as publicity director of Carolina Baseball League for over 20 years and founded and published its own Record Book from 1947 to 1967. He served on the Board of Directors of Putt Putt Golf Courses of America from 1957 to 1967. For over 20 years he wrote a monthly column in Southern Coach and Athlete, a magazine out of Atlanta, GA. From 1947 thru 1967 he covered the Atlantic Coast & Southern Conferences Street and Smiths Annual football yearbook.
In 1944, Mr. Horner joined Calvary Methodist Church and transferred to Duke’s Chapel United Methodist Church in 1967. He was an active member of the Durham Exchange Club from 1944 until 1968, and was Exchangite of the Year in 1947. He was voted NC Sportswriter of the year in 1967 by the National Association of Broadcasters and Sportswriters. In 1971, he was named NC Sports Administrator of the Year. He was a lifetime honorary member of the Golf Writers Assoc. of America, the Atlantic Coast Sportswriters Assoc. and the Carolinas Golf Reporters Assoc. He was past president of Atlantic Coast Sportswriters Assn. and the Carolina Golf Reporters Assn., where he served as secretary treasurer for 13 years. He founded and served as president of Durham Quarterback Club all 10 years it operated (the Wallace Wade era) from 1946 to 1956.
He served on Look Magazines All American Football Selection Committee for 10 years. A past member of the Board of Directors of Football Writers Assn. of America, Golf Writers Assn. of America and Basketball Writers of America.
Jack and Dot raised their children in the Duke Park area of Durham and in 1983 moved to Croasdaile Condominiums. From 2005 until September 2012, he resided at Carolina House of Durham.
Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at Duke’s Chapel United Methodist Church on 807 Old Oxford Road, Durham. Private burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
Friends may visit Tuesday 1:30 to 2 p.m. prior to the service in the church.
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to Duke’s Chapel UMC, 805 Old Oxford Road, Durham, NC 27704 or Duke Homecare & Hospice, 4321 Medical Park Drive, Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Ashley Freeze, his nurse caregiver that enriched the last four months of his life. Many thanks to Hock Pavilion for their excellent care for 30 hours as he was ready to go and get on with the Lord’s work.
He was a friend to all that knew him, always doing for others, thinking of and helping the less fortunate. His love for his children and grandchildren shall never be forgotten.
Arrangements for the Horner family are under the care of Hall Wynne Funeral Service. Online condolences www.hallwynne.com
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.
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 today, 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.
Paul Daniel Warsley
DURHAM - Mr. Paul Daniel Warsley, 96, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 at Spring Arbor of Durham. Mr. Warsley was born in Jeansville, Pa. June 18, 1916, the son of the late Katalin Szemann Warsley and Paul Warsley. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Fitzgerald Warsley, and six brothers and sisters. Mr. Warsley attended Holy Infant Catholic Church. He was a resident of Lyndhurst, N.J., and Olney, Md. before moving to North Carolina in 2005.
Surviving are his daughter, Janice Warsley Hunt and husband, William, of Durham; son, Daniel Paul Warsley and wife, Suzanne, of Manassas, Va.; grandchildren, Dr. William (Julia) Hunt III of Cary; Elizabeth (Cyrus) Hunt Bradford of Durham; Daniel Thomas Warsley of Fairfax, Va.; and Matthew Paul Warsley of Fairfax, Va.; and nine great grandchildren.
Mr. Warsley married Elizabeth T. Fitzgerald on Oct 3, 1942 after joining the 3rd US Army’s 12th Evacuation Hospital, which participated in the Normandy Invasion June 6, 1944. He served as a master sergeant in the European Theatre until the end of the war.
After his discharge from the army, Mr. Warsley worked as an executive in systems engineering at Vitro Laboratories, one of the largest defense contractors in the Washington, D.C. area. He retired from Vitro after thirty years’ service and joined the US Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command where he worked for 18 years as an analyst for the Strategic and Attack Submarine Program Office’s Ohio class of nuclear-powered submarines.
Mr. Warsley served as the Director of the National Latin Honor Society from 1976 through 2010, succeeding his brother, Dr. Albert E. Warsley. who founded the organization in 1929.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, February 4 at 11 a.m. at Holy Infant Catholic Church by Rev. Fr. David Devlin, OSFS. Burial will follow in St. Matthew Catholic Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service at Holy Infant Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that friends make memorial contributions to Holy Infant Catholic Church, 5000 Southpark Drive, Durham 27704.
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.
DURHAM - Mr. Wendell Williams, age 53, was born October 29, 1959 in Durham to Magnolia Bethea and the late Boyd Williams. He passed away Wednesday morning, January 30, 2013 at his care facility in Pittsboro.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, February 3, 2013 at Ellis D. Jones & Sons Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends an hour before the services.
Wendell is survived by his mother; daughters, Rachel Williams, Gloria Williams and Danelle (Kenetrius) Jackson; brothers, Robert Bethea and Michael Bethea; sister, Queen Ester Bethea; grandson, Antoine McNair; aunt, Linda Bullock and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services entrusted to Ellis D. Jones & Sons Funeral Directors. Condolences may be sent at www.ellisdjones.com.
Rev. Johnny Wilson Sr.
DURHAM — Rev. Johnny Wilson Sr., 68, departed his life on January 28, 3013.
A viewing will be held today, February 3, 2013 at Mt. Bethel Baptist church from 6 to 8. Funeral services will be held at Union Chapel at 2 p.m. on Monday, February 4, 2013.
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.
Doris Warren Winstead
DURHAM — Doris Warren Winstead, 89, died Sunday, January 27, 2013, at her home in Umatilla, Fla.
A native of Durham, she was the daughter of the late Lovett and Myra Carr Warren. A longtime resident of Ellis Road in Durham, she had moved to Umatilla, Fla. in 2011.
Doris was employed with Wright Machinery Company from 1950 until 1987 when she retired. She was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church.
Surviving are one daughter, Zandra Winstead Blankenship and husband Mike, of Umatilla, Fla.; two grandchildren, Amy Trussell Johnson and husband, Chazz and Eric Trussell and wife, Crissie; and two great grandchildren, Alexa Howell and Bailey Trussell. She was predeceased by her husband, Alexander Winstead; and a son, David Kenneth Winstead.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 8, 2013, at 2 p.m., in the Mausoleum at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Durham. Officiating will be the Rev. Mark Stephens. The family will receive friends and family one hour prior to the service in the mausoleum.
Instead of flowers memorials, in memory of Doris Winstead, may be made to the APS of Durham, 2117 E. Club Blvd., Durham, NC 27704.
Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home is assisting the Winstead family. Online condolences to www.howertonbryan.com.
Burnice Smith Durham
CHAPEL HILL - Burnice Smith Durham, 99, passed away February 1, 2013 at Carolina Point in Durham.
She was the daughter of the late Robert Smith and Alice Brooks Smith and the wife of the late Bernard Kitchin Durham. She was an active member of Antioch Baptist Church and loved her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking for her family and also spending her time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors include her son, Kitchin Durham and wife, Hilda; daughter, Sedelia Campbell and husband, Marlon; sisters, Hilda Warren and Delilah Daniel; brother, Howard Smith; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
She was proceeded in death by sisters, Lenner Morris, Bessie May Smith and Louise McCauley; brothers, Hoyt Smith, Clifford Smith and Bill Smith.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday February 4, 2013 at Antioch Baptist Church, with Pastor Dave Atwater and Pastor Ernie Keck officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery
Visitation will be held at the church after the service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Antioch Baptist Church, 1707 White Cross Road, Chapel Hill 27516 and UNC Hospice, 480 Hillsboro St., Pittsboro 27312.
Online condolences may be sent at www.mcclurefuneralservice.net.
Esther Craven Lemons
EFLAND - Esther Craven Lemons, 89, of 1223 Brookhollow Rd., Efland, passed on Friday, February 1, 2013 at White Oak Manor. Mrs. Lemons was born in Randolph Co. She was a retired Beautician and owned and operated her own salon. She was a member of Efland United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her son, Ronald W. Lemons (Sandra), Efland; daughter, Sue L. Hamlett (Arnold), Snow Camp; grandchildren, Holly Lemons, Carter Lemons, Christopher Galbraith, and Jon Galbraith; four great grandchildren; sister, Ann Morris, Carrboro; and brother, George Craven, Efland.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Willis Lemons; parents, Talmadge Dewitt Craven and Viola Saunders Craven; sisters, Ila Schoenhoff, Lois Cooke; and brothers, Jacob Craven, James Craven, William P. Craven
Funeral Service: 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at Efland United Methodist Church.
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.
Junior Lee Dail
SMITHFIELD - Mr. Junior Lee Dail, 93, died Friday, February 1, 2013.
The funeral service will be conducted on Monday at 2 p.m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Winterville Cemetery.
Mr. Dail was a native and lifelong resident of Pitt County. While living in Simpson, he served as a charter member of the council during official incorporation of Simpson and served as Village pro-tem mayor for a short time. A native of Ayden, Dail moved to Greenville in 1945 and worked at the John Flanagan Buggy Co. for 17 years. He then co-owned Lee and T. Repair service in Simpson, N.C. Later, he worked until retirement with Leo Venter Motors in Ayden as a registered technician and service manager. A former board member and Deacon of Parkers Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, he taught the Adult Sunday School class there and directed the choir. Until 2008, he was an active member in the Grimesland Free Will Baptist church as a Sunday School teacher, deacon, organist and assisted in the music program. Most recently, he attended Unity Free Will Baptist Church in Smithfield. After retirement, he worked as a sewing machine mechanic and enjoyed fishing and gardening.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Enos and Julia Dail; several siblings; two infant children; and son, Jimmy Ray Dail and wife, Ruby Heath Dail.
He is survived by his son, Ronnie Dail and wife, Barbara, of Simpson, N.C.; daughters, Carolyn Riddick and husband, Eddie, of Smithfield and Judith Briley and husband, Billy, of Hillsborough; daughter-in-law, Judy R. Dail; “sister”, Lucille Dail Whichard of Greenville; 11 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Grimesland Free Will Baptist Church, 7709 Pitt Street, Grimesland, N.C. 27837.
Online condolences at www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com.
Betty Downey O’Neal
FRANKLINTON - Betty Downey O’Neal, 83, died peacefully Thursday at her home. Mrs. O’Neal was born in Durham Co. to the late Marshall Lindo Downey and Lula Florence Bass Downey. She was preceded in death by her husband, William G. O’Neal; and daughter, Billie Jean Cain.
Mrs. O’Neal is survived by her daughter, Bobbi Earp and husband, Tom; granddaughter, Jill O’Neal Batten and husband, Jay; great-grandson, Justin Alexander Batten.
A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held at a later date.
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.