February 8, 2013

Feb. 07, 2013 @ 05:35 PM

Paul Bridges Jr.
DURHAM — Paul Bridges Jr., of 800 Fargo Street passed on February 3, 2013 at his home. Paul was born on February 6, 1942 to the late Paul Bridges Sr. and Mary Breeden.
He was a graduate of Merrick Moore High School and was employed by Duke University for 25 years. Also, Paul was a member of the Bull City Elks Lodge #317 and Bull City Slammers Bid Whist Club.
Paul is survived by his devoted, loving wife, Carolyn Bridges; six children; four step-children; and several grands.
Services will take place on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Mt. Calvary United Church of Christ, 1715 Athens Avenue at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. J.C. Cheek, officiating. The family will receive visitors at 1 p.m.
Arrangements are by Scarborough and Hargett Memorial Chapel and Gardens.

Thelma Wilhelmina Tuck Carrington
DURHAM — Thelma Wilhelmina Tuck Carrington was born in Durham to Bettie H. and Alton L. Tuck on January 21, 1916. She attended East End Elementary School and graduated from Hillside High School in Durham. She attended Knoxville College in Knoxville, Tennessee and North Carolina College (now North Carolina Central University) where she received the A.B. Degree with a major in English and minor in French.
Thelma Tuck married James W. Carrington on August 16, 1947. To this union one son, James A. Carrington was born. She was the proud grandparent of James Christopher Carrington (Larissa) and Kendra Carrington Mays (Jon). Also she has two great grandchildren, Trinity and Haven Mays.
Mrs. Thelma Tuck Carrington joined Mt. Gilead Baptist Church at an early age and was a faithful member; holding many offices.  She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother; and her loving husband, Mr. James W. Carrington.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her son, James A. Carrington (Cheryl); two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and loving friends. 
On Saturday, February 9th, at 9:30 a.m. the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. rites will be held. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. and funeral service will begin 10:30 a.m. at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. Interment at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.
Services entrusted to Scarborough and Hargett Memorial Chapel and Gardens. 

Kimberly Gagum
DURHAM — Kimberly Gagum, 37, departed her life on February 2, 2013. She is survived by her two sons, Christian Gagum and Andre Gagum; mother, Polly Allen; sister, Laporsha Allen; and brother, Demario Allen.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12 noon at Southside Church of Christ with visitation at 11 a.m.

Stephanie Rice
DURHAM — Funeral service for Stephanie Rice (41) of Raleigh will be conducted on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Victory at Calvary Church, and the interment will follow in the Glennview Memorial Gardens. The family will meet with their friends 30 minutes before the funeral service.
Survivors, one daughter, Miss Chloe Rice; two brothers, Mr. Gregory Rice, Mr. Ian Rice; two sisters, Ms Priscilla Rice, Mrs. Jacqueline Williams; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Final care and arrangements are entrusted to: Hanes Funeral Service.

Joseph P. Hughes
CHAPEL HILL — Joseph P. Hughes, 75, of Chapel Hill died at home February 5, 2013.
He was born July 30, 1937, in Brunswick County, NC, to the late Percy and Elizabeth (Lizzy) Hughes. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mary; sister-in-law, Helen Hughes; nieces, Brenda Canes, Beverly Hewett, and Beth Long; and numerous friends.
Joe graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, served in the US Air Force, and worked for Carolina Telephone Company in eastern North Carolina for over 28 years.
He is remembered as a quiet, gentle man who loved music, sports, and researching family history.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 9, 2013, at 10 a.m., at University United Methodist Church on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: UNC Hospice, P.O. Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312 or University United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 728, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

Hunter “Buck” McKinley Grady
CREEDMOOR — Hunter “Buck” McKinley Grady, 89, a longtime resident of Creedmoor passed away, Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at VA Hospital in Durham.
A native of Mecklenburg County, Virginia, the son of the late Hunter J. and Fannie Newcomb Grady, he was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, a World War II Veteran receiving several medals including the Silver Star and Purple Heart and retired from the water plant for the City of Creedmoor.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 2013 in the Eakes Funeral Chapel in Creedmoor by Rev. Marc Tilley. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Willie Lee Boyd Grady; two daughters, Charlotte Stephenson, Bettie Petty; two sons, Robert M. Grady and Glenn J. Grady; seven grandchildren and several great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Annie Mae Vargo Grady; four sisters, Alma Harris, Flossie Newcomb, Louise Powell, Sudie Seamster; and a stepson, Bobby Cifers.
Flowers accepted, or memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, P.O. Box 745, Creedmoor 27522.
Visitation 12:30-2 p.m. Saturday, February 9th, 2013 at the Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and at other times at 2526 Washington Ave., Creedmoor 27522. 
Online condolences can be made to www.eakesfuneralhome.com. Select obits.
Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor is assisting the Grady family.


Dixie Walls Barbour

GARNER — Dixie Walls Barbour, 73, died Wednesday at her home. Born in Harnett County, she was the daughter of the late Sherwood and Esther Cooke Walls. Mrs. Barbour was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ and a retired school teacher.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 1:00 to 2:00 prior to the service.
Mrs. Barbour is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 55 years, Rev. Berry O. Barbour; son, Sterling Barbour and wife, Paula; daughter, Debbie Spivey and husband, Rex, all of Garner; grandchildren, Brad Barbour and wife, Jill, Lauren B. Blackmon and husband, Brandon, Matthew Spivey and Todd Spivey; sisters, Katie Head and Snowdrop Crowder; brothers, Dwight and Billy Walls.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Nancy Burns, Betty Jane Moss; brothers, Frank, Eugene and Jack Walls and Henry Walls Pendergraft.  
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.
Condolences may be made to bryan-leefuneralhome.com.

Ann Thompson Sorrels
FUQUAY-VARINA — Ann Sorrels passed away peacefully on February 5, 2013. She was born March 14, 1927, in Goldsboro, the daughter of the late John and Lilla Mae Dawson Thompson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Charles Sorrels. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Lynne Sorrels of Fuquay-Varina; granddaughters, Chelsea and Mackenzie Sorrels of Raleigh and Fuquay-Varina respectively; brother, John Thompson (Helen Carole) of Goldsboro; sisters, Mae Henry (John) of Rocky Mount, and Katherine Thompson of Goldsboro; and brothers-in-law, John Nicolson (sister Dawson-deceased) of Spartanburg. S.C. and Bill Sorrels Sr. (sister-in–law Elinor-deceased) of Wadesboro.
Ann lived in Durham for many years where she taught in the city and county schools. She retired to Goldsboro where she resided until she moved to Windsor Point Retirement Community in Fuquay-Varina in 1998.
She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Goldsboro and an associate member of Fuquay-Varina United Methodist.   She also was a member of the International Order of Kings Daughters and Alpha Delta Kappa Teachers Sorority.
Visitation with the family will be held at Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church on Saturday, February 9, at 10 a.m. followed by a Celebration of Life Memorial service at 11 a.m. at Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church. Burial services will be at Willowdale Cemetery in Goldsboro on Saturday, February 9, at 3 p.m. followed by a visitation at St. Paul United Methodist in Goldsboro at 4 p.m.
Memorials may be made to: St. Paul United Methodist Church, 204 E. Chestnut St., Goldsboro, NC 27530 or to: Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church, 100 S. Judd Parkway, SE, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.