November 4, 2013

Nov. 03, 2013 @ 05:48 PM


Eunice W. Griffin

DURHAM — Ms. Eunice W. Griffin, 90, passed away at Carver Living Center on Saturday, November 2, 2013.  She was born and raised in Durham, the daughter of the late Sally Roberts Wilkins and Walter Wilkins.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl Vernon Griffin, Sr.

Eunice is survived by her son, Carl Vernon Griffin, Jr. and wife, Wandra; and 3 grandchildren, Gina Wilkerson, Vickie Masingale, and Lisa Watson; and a large extended family. 

A graveside service will be held Tuesday at Mt Hermon Baptist Church Cemetery at 2pm with Pastor Jeff McCarthy Officiating.  The family will receive friends from 6-8pm at Clements Funeral Home in Durham Monday evening. 

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at


Clarence Gaston Herndon

DURHAM — Mr. Clarence Gaston Herndon, 79, of Durham died on Saturday, November 2, 2013. He was the son of the late Hoyt Clarence Herndon and Anna Maynard Herndon. He was a truck driver for about 50 years, retired from his own trucking business, went to work for West Brothers Transfer and Storage for 15 years. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Mr. Herndon was an avid fisherman. He was preceded in death by his brother Levy Herndon.

He is survived by his loving wife of fifty nine years, Christine Herndon, one son, Larry Herndon and his wife Emily, of Durham; one sister, Lessie Tillman of Cary; two grandchildren, Casey Herndon and Chase Herndon.

Memorial service will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church. Rev. Jody Griffin will officiate.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. one hour prior to the service at Calvary Baptist Church and other times at the home 18 Elaine Circle. Flowers are acceptable or donations can be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 400 Oberline Road, Suite 220, Raleigh, N.C. 27605. Online condolences can be made at


Dorothy Miller McLeod

DURHAM - Mrs. Dorothy Miller McLeod, 85, of 113 Archdale Dr., died Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at her residence.  Her service will be held at 12:00pm on Monday, November 4, 2013 at Burthey Funeral Chapel, 1510 Fayetteville St. Interment will follow in Glennview Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends on Friday at the chapel from 11am-12pm one hour prior to the service.


Lonnie L. Wilson

DURHAM -- Funeral services for Mr. Lonnie L. Wilson will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 12p.m. at Union Baptist Church located at 904 N. Roxboro Street, Durham North Carolina.  The family will receive friends from 6p.m. to 7p.m. on Monday, November 4, 2013, and on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at 11a.m. at Union Baptist Church for visitations.

He departed this life on Wednesday, October 30,2013, at his home.

He was preceeded in death by his wife, Lillie M. Wilson, three brothers, James Wilson, Clarence Wilson, and William Wilson, two sisters, Dorothy Wilson and Diane Wilson.

Mr. Wilson leaves to cherish his memory, Four children, Robert L. Wilson (Barbara) of Durham N. C., Barbara Carraway of Fayetteville, N.C., Cheryl Wilson of Durham N.C., and Kyser "Man" Wilson (Hazel) of Louisville Kentucky, five brothers, Walter Kyser Wilson of Durham, N.C., Frankie Wilson of Durham, N.C., Herman Wilson Of Durham, N.C., Michael Wilson (Velda) of Philadelphia, PA., Henry Wilson of Durham, N.C., three sisters, Evelyn M. Ettson of Durham, N.C., Virginia Wilson of Philadelphia, PA., and Sandra Wilson of Durham, N.C., five grandchildren, Maurice Wilson of Durham.N.C., Dedric Wilson of Durham, N.C., Derrick Bagley, of Durham, N.C., Bryant Carraway of Upper Marlboro, MD. and Liltoynia Wilson of Louisville, Kentucky.