February 9, 2013

Feb. 08, 2013 @ 05:21 PM

Ellis Leonidas Allen Sr.
DURHAM – Mr. Ellis Leonidas Allen Sr., 84, peacefully departed his earthly home and entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, February 6, 2013.
Mr. Allen was born in Granville County and attended the Public Schools of Granville County. He later attended Johnson C. Smith University and matriculated to North Carolina College at Durham (now North Carolina Central University) in 1965.
Mr. Allen was a proud member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and devoted his life to serving mankind, as evidenced by his commitment to the White Rock Baptist Church (where he was a member of 60 years), the Shepard Womack Williams Missionary Circle, the Williams Family Circle (where he served as president for 16 years), the Durham County Board of Elections (as a Precinct Judge), North Carolina Central University (where he retired after 25 years of service), UNC Hospital, Duke Hospital, the Durham Business and Professional Chain, as well as the Beta Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity (where he served as Chaplain for over ten years). He had been a licensed Funeral Director and affiliated with Fisher Funeral Parlor.
The family would like to thank the professional staff of the Brian Center and White Rock Baptist Church for their loving care.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at White Rock Baptist Church, 3400 Fayetteville Street. Family visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the church with Omega Service at 7:10 p.m.
Public viewing, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Fisher Funeral Parlor.

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. 

Charles "Sonny" Edward Harden
DURHAM - Mr. Charles "Sonny" Edward Harden, 80, of 601 Reynolds Ave., died Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at his home. His service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday, February 11, 2013 at Union Baptist Church, 904 N. Roxboro St. Interment will follow in Beechwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12-1 p.m. on Monday at the church, one hour prior to the service.
Mr. Harden is survived by his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Sherrill Harden; and four step children, Andre Sherrill, Beverly Parrish, Joey Sherrill and Lisa Hart. There will be a public viewing at Burthey Funeral Chapel on Sunday, February 10, from 1-6 p.m.
Arrangements by Burthey Funeral Service.

Alan Wienke
DURHAM — Mr. Alan Wienke, 62, died Thursday morning at his home after a brief illness. He is a native of Los Angeles, Calif. and moved to Durham in 1978.
Mr. Wienke is survived by his parents, Calvin and Dortha Wienke; wife, Jane Wienke; daughter, Sara Wienke; son, Graham Wienke; sister, Joan Cameron; and brother, John Wienke.
A private service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to UNC Hospice, PO Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences can be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.

Mary Leggett Wimberley
Durham - Mrs. Mary Leggett Wimberley, 77, of Durham died on Friday, February 8, 2013.She was the daughter of the late Esu Leggett and Mary Shackleford Leggett. Mrs. Wimberley retired from Liggett & Myers as a machine operator. She was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church, American Legion Post 7 (Auxiliary) and volunteer work with Veteran organizations. She was preceded in death by her husband, Aaron Wimberley; two brothers, Ray and Bill Leggett; and one sister, Bet Tillman.
She is survived by her two sons, Bruce Wimberley of Durham, Troy Wimberley (Donna) of Butner; grandchildren, Ryan Stephenson (Tiffany), Dylan Wimberley, Faith Wimberley and Melody Wimberley.
Funeral services will be held on Monday at 3 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Chapel. Rev. Jacob Green will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home and other times as the home of Bruce Wimberley. Flowers are acceptable. Online condolences can be made at www.hudsonfuneralhome.com.

Gwendolyn (Gwen) Gore Senior Entwistle Shaw
WILMINGTON — Gwendolyn (Gwen) Gore Senior Entwistle Shaw passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at Davis Healthcare Center in Wilmington. She was born in Raeford on May 13, 1930 and was a true Southern Belle. Gwen resided in Chapel Hill the majority of her adult life later relocating to Winston-Salem and Wilmington.
Gwen was a devoted mother of five children and adoring grandmother of 13 grandchildren. She was the daughter of the late Annie Black McFadyen of Fayetteville and the late Arthur D. Gore of Raeford.
Gwen attended Peace College where she was president of the Sigma Phi Kappa Society, treasurer of the Student Council and a member of the Papyrus Club. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina and was a founding member of Kappa Delta. She received her Masters Degree in Education from the University of Virginia. 
Following graduation, Gwen began her career as a first grade teacher and was featured in the local newspaper for her creative classroom.
In 1955, Gwen married Dr. Robert Joseph Senior of Williamsville, NY. They moved to Chapel Hill where they raised five children.  For over 30 years in Chapel Hill, Gwen was a nationally acclaimed flower show judge, talented Realtor, active member of the Church of the Holy Family, a member of The NC Society of New York and community volunteer. She never met a stranger and always had smile on her face. She possessed a talent and passion for decorating, entertaining and flower arrangements. She also enjoyed fashion, tennis and golf. 
Everyone knew Gwen for her outgoing uplifting personality and zest for life! No matter the mood of the room, when she entered she brightened the atmosphere and added a sparkle. While at Plantation Village retirement community, it was no surprise she was part of the “Welcoming Committee.” She loved meeting new residents, offering tours and involving them in social gatherings. She made sure no grass grew under residents’ feet! She even used her matchmaking skills on some of the residents.
Predeceasing Gwen are her husband's, Dr. Robert J. Senior of Chapel Hill; William (Bill) Entwistle of Winston-Salem and Alan Shaw Sr. of Winston-Salem.
Surviving her are: Christopher D. Senior of Chapel Hill and his wife, Leigh Ann; Gwendolyn (Gigi) Senior Robinson of Chattanooga, Tenn. and her husband, Bill and their four children: 1st Lt US Army Will Robinson and his wife, Jess, Nancy, Sam and Jack; Robert J. Senior II of Wilmington and wife, Angela and their three sons, Bret, Patrick and Cole; Anne Senior Brewer of Wilmington and her husband, Jerard and their three children: Avery, Coburn, and Paxton; Sue Senior Catherine of Greensboro and her husband, Chuck and their three children: Cameron, Casey and Charlie. Also surviving are two sisters, Anne Gore Hostetler Register of Pinehurst and three children and eight grandchildren and her husband, Tom Register; Fanette Gore Ollendorff of Naples, Fla. and her three children and two grandchildren; her cousin, Scott McFadyen of Fayetteville; her sister-in-law, Inez Gore of Chipley, Fla.; her step-daughter, Tancy Entwistle of Winton Salem; and, Alan Jr. and Beverly Shaw of Winston Salem.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 11 a.m. in Wrightsville Beach at The Little Chapel on the Boardwalk, with the Reverend Pat Rabun officiating. A reception and celebration of life will follow in the fellowship hall. Gwen had a passion for life and it was full of color and happiness. It is the family’s special request that bright colors be worn in her honor at this gathering. 
A Graveside Service will be held on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. in The Raeford Cemetery, Raeford. A reception will follow in Raeford Presbyterian Church, John C. Ropp Fellowship Hall, Raeford.
Donations can be made be made to The Little Chapel on the Boardwalk, Lower Cape Fear Hospice, or Davis Healthcare Center in Wilmington, NC or your favorite organization.
Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com.