February 14, 2013
Salaam Muhammad Adams
DURHAM — Salaam Muhammad Adams was born on September 3, 1992 to Floyd Anthony Adams and Rowena Weather Adams in Durham County. He departed this life on Monday, February 4, 2013 in Prince George County, Md. He attended Durham Public Schools.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Bell Yeager Freewill Baptist Church, 128 E. Cornwallis Rd., Durham. The family will receive friends an hour before the service.
He leaves to cherish his memories his grandmother, Lucleta Adams of the home; father and mother, Floyd Adams and Rowena Weathers Adams; siblings, Shalaam and Traquann Adams; grandparents, Sandra and Lewis Yates, all of Durham; five uncles; two aunts; and a host of relatives and friends.
Services entrusted to Ellis D. Jones & Sons Funeral Directors. Condolences may be sent at www.ellisdjones.com.
Sarah Elma Braxton
DURHAM - Funeral services for Sarah Elma Braxton will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 2508 Crest St., Durham. Visitation at the church at 1 p.m. on Friday.
Survivors: daughters, Gladys B. Wortham (Wally) and Emma B. Riley-Farrington (Howard); brothers, Archie Tilley and Arthur Tilley; sister, Alberta Wade; 11 grandchildren; six great grandchildren.
Hay Garnett Brown
DURHAM - Hay Garnett Brown, died Friday morning at The Hock Family Pavilion of an extended illness. Mr. Brown was born in Danville, Va. to the late Thomas Horner Brown and Virginia Garnett Brown. Mr. Brown was a Financial Executive at Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company.
Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Mary Virginia (Gin) Brown; a niece, Virginia Louise Watkins; a nephew, David F. Brown; and his “inherited” children, Rebecca, James and Stephen Fitzgerald.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Anne Marcia Brown; his Godson, Harold Brown; and two brothers, Thomas H. Brown Jr. and Royall F. Brown, who was killed in WWII at the age of 17.
He was a long time member of the Church of the Epiphany in Danville, Va. where he served as a member of the vestry and Scout Master of Troop 352. He was a current member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Durham.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 16 at 2 p.m. at St Luke’s Episcopal Church with the Reverend Anne E. Hodges-Copple officiating. Friends may visit following the service.
A private Committal was held Sunday, February 10 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 1737 Hillandale Rd., Durham 27705 or Duke Hospice, 4321 Medical Park Dr, Suite 101, Durham 27704.
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences can be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.
Rev. Almer Emerson
DURHAM - Rev. Almer Emerson passed away on February 5th, 2013. Almer was born on April 4, 1928 in Ruston, La.
Almer was a Korean War Veteran and Associate Minister at New Red Mountain Missionary Baptist Church. Almer will be remembered as a faithful servant of God, as a loving husband, caring father, and a good friend to all that knew him. Almer is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Martha Emerson; six children, 12 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be held on February 16, 2013, 10 am., at New Red Mountain Missionary Baptist Church, Rougemont, N.C.
Visitation services will be held on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.
Nellie T. Ferrell
DURHAM — Mrs. Nellie T. Ferrell, 93, wife of the late Sam B. Ferrell, died Saturday night, February 2, 2013, at Hillcrest Convalescent Center.
Mrs. Ferrell was born and raised in Durham. She was educated in the Durham City Schools, graduating from Durham High School in 1938. Upon graduating from college, Nellie worked at the Pentagon in Washington, DC; as a bookkeeper at Carpenter Chevrolet; and at Blue Cross Blue Shield where she retired from. Nellie was a member of Carr United Methodist Church where she taught children, sang in the choir, participated regularly in a missionary circle, and served as a steward.
In 1966, Nellie joined Temple Baptist Church where she was very active for over 30 years. While there she was part of an exercise class and ceramic classes taught by members of the church. At times she taught an adult Sunday school class and went on trips with the Temple Troupers. Nellie loved flowers and of the highlights of her life was when she visited the Holy Land in the late 80s.
Mrs. Ferrell is survived by her niece, Judy Kay Bowen of Kinston; stepdaughter, Charlotte Ferrell Bonner Dudley; two step grandsons, Bart Goswick and Mark Bonner of Durham; five step granddaughters, Lynn Bonner Pitts of Charlotte, Catherine Ferrell Walker of Virginia Beach, Va., Melinda Ferrell Jenkins of Glen Allen, Va., Natalie Ferrell Trem of Virginia Beach, Va., and Ellen Ferrell Caldwel of Tucson, Ariz.; and many step great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Sam B. Ferrell; his son, Sam B. Ferrell Jr.; and her step daughter, Betty Goswick, Mrs. Ferrell was preceded in death by her parents, Robert O. Turner and Carrie Byrd Turner; two sisters, Myrtle "Myrt" Oberlander, and Marion "Mae" Bowen.
A Memorial service will be held, Friday, February 15, 2013 at Temple Baptist Church, at 1 p.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Scott Hovey and the Rev. Clay Warf. A private burial will follow the service in Maplewood Cemetery.
Flowers are accepted, or memorials in Mrs. Ferrell's name may be directed to Temple Baptist Church Ventures fund, 4504 Sterling Drive, Durham, NC 27712.
Ronald Lee Fisher
DURHAM — Mr. Ronald Lee Fisher passed on February 9, 2013 at Durham Regional Hospital. He was born on December 26, 1975, to the late Willie Fisher and Gloria Sandra Mangum.
Survivors include one brother, Micheal Fisher; beloved aunt, Barbara J. Singletary; beloved uncle, Bennie Segers; and aunt, Johnnie Mae Becton.
Funeral services will take place today at 12:30 p.m. at Scarborough and Hargett Chapel. Visitation with family members will precede service at 12 noon.
Clara Cotton Lipscomb
DURHAM - Clara Cotton Lipscomb, 81, a long –time resident of Durham, transitioned into eternal rest February 9, 2013 after a brief stay at Duke Hoc Pavilion. She is survived by her husband, George K. Lipscomb Sr.; a son, Ronal H. Lipscomb and wife, Zaia; a daughter, Cheryl L. Reddish; six grandchildren, one brother, three sisters, six nieces and three nephews.
The funeral service will be held at Holloway Memorial Funeral Home, 2502 NC Hwy 55, Durham, on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 1 p.m. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment at Beechwood Cemetery.
Clyde C. Thompson Jr.
DURHAM - Mr. Clyde C. Thompson Jr., 79, died Sunday at his home. Mr. Thompson was born in Broome Co., N.Y., the son of the late Clyde Cyrus Thompson Sr. and the late Vera Eldred Thompson.
Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife, Priscilla Thompson; sons, Clyde C. Thompson III, Mike Thompson; and grandchildren, Cliff, Butch and Beth.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 16, 2 p.m. at Parkwood United Methodist Church with Rev. Nathan Wittman officiating. The family will receive friends Friday, February 15, 7 – 9 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Heart Association, Mid-Atlantic Affiliate, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, Va. 23060.
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.
Eileen Mary Veladota
DURHAM - Eileen Mary Veladota, age 72, died Monday February 11, at Kindred Healthcare on Pettigrew St. in Durham. Eileen was born in Bronx, NY to the late Jeremiah Kinsella Durick and Elizabeth McLaughlin Durick.
Eileen taught first grade for 34 years at Mater Christi School in Burlington, Vt. She moved to Durham and taught kindergarteners at Immaculata Catholic School for five years. She devoted herself to hundreds of students that she loved as her own children. She nurtured them and instilled in all a love of learning. Her deep, quiet and unshakeable faith in the Catholic Church is just one of the many things that made her so special.
Eileen is survived by her three loving daughters, Katherine Veladota Agusta and husband, Joe, of Chapel Hill; Nicki Veladota and husband, Tom Kressly, of Durham; and Christina Veladota of Athens, Ohio; her brother, Jeremiah Durick and his wife, Donna of South Burlington, Vt.; her sister, Elizabeth Kinney and her husband, Steve of Randolph, Vt.; her former spouse and close friend, Larry Veladota; and five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Eileen was predeceased by her brother, Daniel.
The family would like to offer sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff at Kindred Healthcare and Heartland Hospice for the outstanding care and loving support they gave to Eileen.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Friday, February 15, 2013 from Holy Infant Catholic Church with Father David J. Devlin, OSFS, presiding. Friends may visit one hour prior to mass from 10 to 11 a.m. in the church and after the mass in the fellowship hall. Burial will be held at a later date in Fairhaven, Vt.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Eileen’s memory may be made to Catholic Charities, 902 Broad St., Durham, NC 27705.
On-line memorials: www.hallwynne.com. Arrangements for the Veladota family are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service in Durham.
Mark Joseph McCullough
TIMBERLAKE — Mark Joseph McCullough, 56, of Timberlake, died Tuesday, February 12, 2013.
Born in Orange County, Mr. McCullough was the son of the late Evelyne Robinson McCullough. Mr. McCullough was the owner of Mark's Auto Repair in Orange County.
Mr. McCullough is survived by his wife of 35 years, Cindy Watson McCullough; his father, Robert McCullough, of Timberlake; two children, Ashley McCullough and fiancé, Raymond and Heather McCullough and Charlie, both of Timberlake; two brothers, Bobby McCullough and wife, Juanita and Dennis McCullough, all of Timberlake.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Friday, February 15, 2013, at Berry's Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. Craig Willingham. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Brooks & White Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society Person Co. Unit, P.O. Box 165, Roxboro, NC 27573 or American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.
Condolences may be sent to www.brooksandwhite.com.
Patricia Ward Hemingway
October 14, 1937 ~ February 13, 2013
CLARENDON - Patricia Ward Hemingway, loving wife of John Alden Hemingway and daughter of the late Lacy Belton and Ruby Bennett Ward of Clarendon, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 after a two-year courageous battle with cancer.
Pat and her husband Alden met at Duke University in December 1957, and it was love at first sight. Alden proposed to her in April 1958, and they were married during a hurricane in September 1958 in the community of Bethel, North Carolina.
Pat was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, mother-in-law, sister-in-law and friend to all people who were blessed to have her in their lives. She was loved dearly and will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her husband of over 54 years, Alden; her children, Meg Bass(Lewis) of Durham, Missy Inglis (Tim) of Cary and John (Lindsay) of Apex; her six grandchildren of whom she was very proud, Lewis, Emily, Cameron, Bailey, Lacey and Blake; and her sister-in-law, Diana Meyer (Charley) of Pinehurst; and brother-in-law, Ted Hemingway (Peg) of Wilson and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service for Pat will be held on Saturday, February 16th at 2 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Elizabethtown, N.C. Instead of flowers, the family asked that donations be made to the Trinity UMC General Fund or The Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center, 206 Warrior Trail Road, Whiteville, N.C. 28472.
The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to all of her caregivers during her illness including the wonderful staff of the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center and to her home caregivers, Dora, Sherida, and Crystal, who knew her only a short time but loved and cared for her dearly. They also wish to express their gratitude for all the prayers and expressions of love and support throughout Pat’s long illness from their church families in Elizabethtown and Durham and their neighbors, friends, and loved ones.
Bladen Gaskins Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements.