July 3, 2013

Jul. 02, 2013 @ 05:04 PM

Joyce R. Childress
DURHAM — Mrs. Joyce R. Childress, 70, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2013 at Hock Family Pavilion. She was born in Bland Co., VA to the late Lenora Miller Jarrell and Claude Ramsey. Mrs. Childress worked as a secretary for the City of Durham Water Resources.
Mrs. Childress is survived by her spouse, William “Bud” Childress; son, William “Billy” Childress Jr. (Tina) of Knightdale; grandchildren, Grant, Jordan, Cailey and Kasey Childress; sisters, Claudine Vickers of FL, Bethel Brodie of FL, Peggy Holt of VA; half-brother, Charles Jarrell of VA.
A funeral service will be held Saturday July 6, at 11 a.m. at Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham. Burial will follow at Markham Memorial Gardens in Chapel Hill. Family will receive friends at Clements Funeral Home in Durham Friday July 5, from 6 to 8 p.m.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.

Sylvia Holman Sales
DURHAM — Sylvia Holman Sales departed this life on June 30, 2013. She is survived by two children, Edward Sales Jr. and Whitney Sales; one sister and two brothers, one grandson and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. 
Funeral services will be held July 5, 2013 at Union Baptist Church at 1 p.m. with visitation at noon.
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.

Robert C. “Bobby” Tilley
DURHAM - Mr. Robert C. “Bobby” Tilley, 83, died early Monday morning in Durham. Bobby was born in Durham and lived here for most of his life until moving to the Myrtle Beach area following retirement from T.C. Smith Pharmaceutical Co. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy.
Bobby is survived by his wife, Tootsie Keck Tilley; a daughter, Robin Clements and husband, Eddie, of Durham; a son, Jay Tilley and wife, Amy, of Clemmons, NC; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home in Durham. A graveside service will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery in Spring Lake, NC by the Rev. Mark Harper. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66657, or at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
A full obituary may be read at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.

Jacqueline (Jackie) Thompson Gupton
OAK ISLAND — Jacqueline (Jackie) Thompson Gupton, age 67, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 27, 2013. 
She was born July 15, 1945 in Martinsville, Indiana and lived in Granville County, NC most of her life. She attended schools in Granville County and Pamlico County and was employed by Northern Telecom, Inc. in Creedmoor until her retirement. She was of Baptist faith and baptized at the First Baptist Church of Butner, NC. She also loved working with her hands in crafts such as sewing and cross stitch. She was a quiet person who loved being at home. She loved animals and cared religiously for a Doberman Pincher and a Yorkshire Terrier. Her two children Chris and Holly were the love of her life. Gone before her was her mother, Alma V. Thompson and her father, John W. Thompson.
She is survived by her husband, David Gupton of 48 years of Oak Island, NC; one son, Chris Gupton of Oak Island, NC; one daughter, Holly Gupton of Baltimore, MD; grandson, Asa Christopher Gupton; granddaughter, Ava Noelle Gupton; daughter-in-law, Stephanie Bossert Gupton, all of Oak Island, NC. She is also survived by two sisters, Johnnie T. Whitfield of Hester, NC and Janice T. Belangia of Arapahoe, NC; two brothers, John W. Thompson Jr. of Butner, NC and Joseph Thompson of Durham, NC. 
She will be remembered with a graveside service and inurnment at Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor, NC on July 5, 2013 at 1 p.m. Also there will be a celebration of life service at Oak Island Presbyterian Church in Oak Island on July 13, 2013 at 2 p.m. 
Flowers may be sent to Carolina Memorial Gardens and Oak Island Presbyterian Church.
You may send online condolences to www.peacocknewnamwhite.com.
Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, North Carolina.