January 2, 2013

Jan. 02, 2013 @ 11:41 AM

  

Sheryl Renee Harris Broadie 

DURHAM — Mrs. Sheryl Renee Harris Broadie, 57, of 232 East End Avenue, departed her earthly life on Saturday, December 29, 2012.
Cherishing her memories are, husband, Eddie Broadie; two sons; one daughter; three grandsons; two granddaughters; one great-granddaughter; three sisters; three brothers; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, church family and friends.
Services will be at Union Baptist Church, 904 N. Roxboro Street., Thursday, January 3, 2013. Visitation at 12 noon, funeral at 1 p.m.
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.


Mildred Buck Clegg
DURHAM — Mrs. Mildred Buck Clegg, age 93, a resident of Durham, died Sunday afternoon at Hock Family Pavilion. Born, May 27, 1919 in Craven County, Mrs. Clegg was the daughter of the late George W. and Annie Gaskins Buck. She and her late husband, Rev. Ralph Clegg formed Clegg’s Pest Control in 1964.
She was an active member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church. Rev. Clegg was the pastor of the Saints Delight Baptist Church in Louisburg for 25 years, where Mildred served as the Adult Ladies Sunday School teacher.
Referred to as “Big Mama” by her family and friends, Mrs. Clegg was one of nine children. She enjoyed flowers, gardening and being outdoors. Surviving is her son, Phil Clegg and wife, Brenda of Durham; three grandchildren, Audrey Clegg and husband,  Ken Kuester, Melinda Potts and husband, Dr. Stephen Potts, Philip Clegg II and wife, Elicia Clegg; five great-grandchildren, Emily Potts, Sophie Potts, Isabella Allen, Piper Allen and Charlotte Clegg. Also surviving is her brother, Frank Buck of Craven County; and two sisters, Jane Lowe of Durham, and Marjorie Ipock of Craven County. Rev. Clegg preceded her in death on December 15, 1999.
Funeral services will be held today at 1 p.m. in the Howerton & Bryan Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Don Chasteen, Dr. Marc Francis, and The Rev. Ernie Mills will be officiating. Entombment will be at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the service from 11:30 to 12:45 p.m. Pallbearers will be Caleb Cates, Frank Buck Jr., Mickey Buck, Parker Lowe, Perry Gaskins, Stephen Potts, Ken Kuester, and Philip Clegg II.
Flowers are acceptable or memorials may be made to the Durham Rescue Mission, 507 East Knox Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701. The family would like to extend a special thanks to her caregivers; Bea Nicholson, Gacien McMillan and Alice Williams for their help and support over the years. Also, we appreciate the services provided by Hock Family Pavilion during her final days.
Following the funeral, there will be a reception at Ridgecrest Baptist Church, 1104 Milton Road, Durham. All friends and family are welcome to attend.
Online condolences may be submitted to www.howetonbryan.com, select obituaries.


Redfield High Mattox 
DURHAM — Mr. Redfield High Mattox, 93, of Durham died on Saturday, December 29, 2012. He was the son of the late Elmer D. Mattox and Lillie High Mattox. He retired from the U.S. Navy after 21 years of service, served in World War II receiving the Navy Cross and served in Korea. He also retired from the Durham County Public Schools as a teacher. Mr. Mattox was of the Baptist Faith. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Louise Council Mattox; and his brother, Thomas “Harold” Mattox.
He is survived by two sons, Ronald D. Mattox (Patricia) of Seneca, SC, and John Thomas Mattox (Linda) of Tampa, Florida; four grandchildren, Ronald A. Mattox (Sandra), Katherine Mattox, Shawn Mattox and Natalie Mattox; three great-grandchildren, Ansley, Claire and Lucas; and numerous very special nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. at Lowes Grove Baptist Church. The Rev. Bob Brinson will officiate. Burial will be in Martha’s Chapel Christian Church Cemetery in Chatham Co. Pallbearers will be Donald, Billy, Jimmy and Robert Council, Frankie and Marshall Shipp and Eddie High.
The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home, and other times at the home. Flowers are acceptable or memorials to: Masonic Home for Children, 600 College St., Oxford, NC 27565 or a charity of your choice. Online condolences can be made at www.hudsonfuneralhome.com.


Lois Strickland May 
DURHAM — Mrs. Lois Strickland May, 87, died early Monday at her home. Mrs. May was born in Durham, the daughter of the late Lewis Wesley Strickland and the late Agnes Lena Holland Strickland. She was a member of the 1942 graduating class of Durham High School. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the American Tobacco Co. for 40 years. Mrs. May was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the Friendship Sunday School Class. She was a loving, devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother and will be missed greatly by her relatives and many friends.
Mrs. May is survived by a son, Fred Mack Brown (Edie) of Durham; a daughter, Betsy Brown Vaughan (Joe) of Clayton; three grandchildren, Joe Vaughan, Lisa Uzzle and Cynthia Neill; six great grandchildren; and four great great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Jody Griffin officiating. Burial will follow at Brier Creek Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home in Durham.
Flowers are acceptable or memorial contributions may be made to Duke HomeCare and Hospice, 4321 Medical Park Dr., Ste 101, Durham, NC 27704 or Calvary Baptist Church, 1204 Lynn Rd., Durham, NC 27703.
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com. 


Edith Tackett McBroom 
DURHAM — Mrs. Edith Tackett McBroom, 94, died early Tuesday at the Hock Family Pavilion. Mrs. McBroom was born in Petersburg, Va., the daughter of the late John Edwin Tackett and the late Clyde Umstead Tackett. Prior to her retirement she was employed by Liggett & Myers Tobacco Co. Mrs. McBroom was a member of Grey Stone Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Elmore McBroom; brothers, William, Reginald, Patrick, and John Ned Tackett; and a sister, Marion T. Ellis.
Mrs. McBroom is survived by a son, Thomas “Tommy” E. McBroom and wife, Sandra, of Cary; daughters, Dianne M. Russell and husband, John, of Durham and Susan M. Statler of Wilmington; sisters, Virginia Jones and Nancy Tackett; nine grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Grey Stone Baptist Church with the Rev. Brian Barndt and the Rev. Robert Bresch officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12 to 1:45 p.m. at Grey Stone Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Legacy Fund, Grey Stone Baptist Church, 2601 Hillsborough Rd., Durham, NC 27705.
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com. 


Stephen McAllister Whilden Sr. 
DURHAM - Steve Whilden passed away on January 1, 2013 at the Hock Family Pavilion in Durham. He had been battling chronic health issues for the past four years at Duke University Medical Center, Durham Regional Hospital and at home.
Steve was born in Winston-Salem on December 11, 1948. He was the oldest son of the late Charles and Barbara Whilden of Raleigh. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Pam Teer Whilden; two sons, Stephen McAllister Whilden Jr. and his wife, Courtney of Chapel Hill and Guy Whilden and his wife, Jessica of Durham; granddaughter, Olivia Page Whilden; his younger brother, David Charles Whilden and his wife, Jane of Asheville; aunt, Mary Whilden Liles of Raleigh.
Steve was raised in Raleigh and graduated from Enloe High School in 1967. He moved to Fayetteville and attended Methodist College. There he met Pam and graduated with a BSBA in 1971. Steve joined the 3274th US Army Reserve Hospital in 1971 and served as an X-Ray technician at Fort Bragg's Womack Army Hospital. He was honorably discharged from service in 1977. Steve worked as a loan officer for North Carolina National Bank and later Central Carolina Bank until 1985. From there he went on to become a successful entrepreneur. Until his retirement, Steve was active in numerous community service organizations throughout his entire adult life. He prided himself on helping others in need. Of the many causes he gave his time, the Durham Corps of the Salvation Army and the Duke Ronald McDonald House were most important to him. Steve was also an active member and past president of the Friendly City Kiwanis Club.
The family would like to acknowledge Janice McCartney and Jayne Stephens of Duke Home Health Care as well as Frank Urban for their attention and support while helping Steve at home. They were instrumental improving and maintaining Steve's quality of life these past few years. A private graveside service will be held at Maplewood Cemetery Friday, January 4, 2013. The family will receive friends following the service at the Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorials in Steve's name may be made to the Durham Corps of the Salvation Army at 909 Liberty Street, Durham, NC 27701.
Online condolences may be submitted to www.howertonbryan.com, select obituaries.


GRANVILLE
Vester “Homer” Parrish

GRANVILLE COUNTY — Mr. Vester “Homer” Parrish, 74, of Wake Forest formerly of Henderson died on Sunday, December 30, 2012. He was the son of the late Herman Hilton Parrish and Lucy Gupton Parrish. He served in the U.S. Army and National Guards. He retired from Bishop Paint & Wallpaper as a painter. He was of the Holiness faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Riley Parrish; two sons, Wayne and Glenn Riley; one daughter, Sheryl Riley; one brother, Robert “Tony” Parrish.
He is survived by his daughter, Diane Riley Black (Donald); brother, Jackie Parrish; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Woodlawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Terry Howard and The Rev. David Edwards will officiate.
The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home. Flowers are acceptable. Online condolences can be made at www.hudsonfuneralhome.com.


ORANGE
Charles King Bloomquist 
June 11, 1925 – December 24, 2012

CARRBORO — Charles King Bloomquist, 87, of Carrboro died on Christmas Eve. Born in Dunbar, Minnesota, Chuck was the second child of George Wilhelm and Pearl King Bloomquist. He was preceded in death by both parents; his brother, Robert C. Bloomquist; and by his oldest daughter, Marcia Bloomquist Wiggins Smith.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Helen Squires Bloomquist, of the home; his son, George William Bloomquist of Palmdale, Calif.; his daughter, Patricia Powell and her husband, David Powell of Yanceyville; his grandson, Bryan Wiggins of Carrboro; and his son-in-law, Gary Smith of Honolulu, HI; as well as many dear nieces and nephews.
Chuck, an Army volunteer during WW II, served in North Africa and Italy. He was assigned as a surveyor, but spent the majority of his duty as a projectionist, unofficially drafted for that duty when the commander discovered he had a civilian background in film.
Upon discharge, Chuck continued his film career in the infant television industry, concentrating in the establishment of new television stations across the country, including the ABC affiliate station in Washington, DC, then known as WMAL. He eventually moved into the emerging field of professional audio-visual and multi-media presentation, where his work included editing and screening television footage for the congressional hearings on the quiz show scandals of the 1950’s.
In retirement, Chuck continued his passion for film by conducting volunteer presentations of vintage films of the 1930-50s at the Chapel Hill Senior Center and serving as soundman for Christ United Methodist Church, where he and wife Helen were founding  members. For many years they also delivered Meals on Wheels throughout Orange County.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 26th, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel at Walker’s Funeral Home of Chapel Hill, www.WalkersFuneralService.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Meals on Wheels, PO Box 2102, Chapel Hill NC  27514.


Minister Ira Lazarus Ellison 'Pop"
CEDAR GROVE — Minister Ira Lazarus Ellison, 'Pop", 87, born August 25, 1925 died Sunday in Duke University Medical Center in Durham.
The funeral will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in Lee's Chapel Baptist Church. Burial in church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour before the funeral in the church. Interment will be in Lee's Chapel Baptist Church, Cedar Grove.
He is survived by his wife, Annie Brackens Ellison of the home; one daughter, Fannie Ellison of Cedar Grove; Foster Children, Eula Allison, Albert Allison (Mary), Stuart Allison (Catherine), Carolyn Allison, Mae Allison, Jeanette Hester; a special nephew, Larry Donnell Ellison; and step-Son, Arbie Lee Garth; a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.   
Public viewing 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday in Chavis-Parker Funeral Home.