November 11, 2013

Nov. 10, 2013 @ 06:01 PM


Cliff T. Bull

DURHAM – Cliff T. Bull, of Durham, passed away Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at Duke Regional Hospital. Born in Buncombe County, Mr. Bull was the son of the late Joseph Ralph Bull and Clara Efird Bull. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Capps Bull; and a daughter, Elizabeth B. Thompson. 

Mr. Bull was a former U.S. Army sergeant and a veteran of WWII.

Mr. Bull is survived by a son-in-law, Clyde Thompson III; and three grandchildren, Clifford A. Rhew, Clyde Thompson IV and Kathryn Elizabeth Thompson.

A memorial service will be conducted 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Glendale Heights United Methodist Church with Pastor Adam Brinkley officiating. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at Clements Funeral Home, Durham.  Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park with military honors.

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

Willia Woods Lewis

DURHAM - Willia Woods was born on New Year’s Day 1919, a twin of the second set of twins born to her parents, John and Lucille Hubbard Woods of Wichita Falls, Texas.  She received her education from Wichita Falls Public Schools. She received her undergraduate degree from Huston-Tillotson College in Austin, Texas.  She also attended Ohio State University and received a Master’s degree from Boston University.  She had further study at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of Minnesota. Mrs. Lewis was the recipient of a Danforth Summer Study Grant on “Impressions of Artists” at Boston University.  She published several articles in the American Journal of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. 

She taught in the public schools of Hannibal, Mo. before teaching on the collegiate level at Morris Brown College, Atlanta, Georgia, where she met her husband, Robert T. Lewis, Jr. She continued her teaching career at North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC.  Her specialty was teaching students who chose Physical Education as their major, working with the student teachers and the Weight Lost Program (Slimnastics). For 40 years she had a major influence on the lives of the male and female students who attended NCCU. 

She is credited with initiating the 1st Coronation of Miss NCCU Program.  She is also credited with setting up the Faculty Advisory Program for NCCU Athletic Department.  She served as the chairman of numerous campus programs such as Founder’s Day, Awards Day, Parent Weekend, and countless others during her stay at NCCU.  She was respected for doing things according to etiquette.   She was inducted into North Carolina Central University Athletic Hall of Fame as a Pioneer in the Women’s Athletic Program.  

An active member of St. Joseph AME Church, was firm in her love for the Lord, she supported the church with her attendance and her resources.  She served as a Trustee, Member of the Minnie Pearson Missionary Society, the Mary C. Evans Unit; and a member of the Lay Organization.   She looked forward to attending the AME Missionary District Conferences and Quadrennials. The distance was never an object, since she always had Robert John as her designated driver.

She was the first president of the Durham Chapter of Girl Friends, Inc.; former President of Women-In-Action; and former Anti-Basileus of Alpha Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, a loyal member for 69 years.

She was predeceased by her sister Lucille and her four brothers James, John, Charles and her twin, William. Her beloved husband of 57 years, Robert T. Lewis Jr. also preceded her in death in November 2007. She is survived by her son, Robert John Lewis; granddaughter, Chloe Arden Lewis; nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends and associates.

Funeral services will be held at noon Monday at St. Joseph AME Church, 2521 Fayetteville St. Durham. A family visitation will be held at 11 a.m. prior to the service.

Arrangements by Scarborough & Hargett Funeral Home.

Charlene Mangum McKeithan
DURHAM - Mrs. Charlene Mangum McKeithan, departed her life Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband Benjamin McKeithan; one son, Antonio Mangum; one daughter, Alexus McKeithan; mother, Dorothy Mangum; and brother, Matthew Mangum. 

Funeral service will be Tuesday at New Hope Person Missionary Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with visitation at 1 p.m. 

Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.

Johnathan Tyrick Moore

DURHAM - Funeral Service for Mr. Johnathan Tyrick Moore, 19, of Durham, will be conducted on at 1:00 p.m. Monday from the United for Christ Church, 1802 Angier Ave. The family will meet with their friends one hour before the funeral service.

Survivors are his mother, Ms. Tameka Pettiford, father, Mr. Terrance Bostic, two brothers, Mr. Jarvis Moore and Mr. Isaiah Bostic, one sister, Ms. Whitney McLaughlin, grandmother, Ms. Ethel Jones, two grandfathers, Mr. James Jones and Mr. Larry Crudup; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Final care and arrangements are entrusted to Hanes Funeral Service.


George Washington Snipes

CEDAR GROVE - George Washington Snipes, 84, son of the late Fate and Alice Burton Snipes died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at VA Hospital, Durham, N.C.

The funeral will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday in Warren Chapel Baptist Church with a 1 p.m. family visitation before the funeral. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Surviving are daughters, Patricia Diane Stevens (Jeffrey), Rita Bryant (Thomas) and Kay Long, Sons, Cleaton Snipes, Greg Snipes, and George  Snipes Jr.(Rhonda) and Rickey Snipes; 15 grand children, and a number of great grandchildren.

Public viewing Tuesday, 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. in Chavis-Parker Funeral Home.


Richard "Ricky" Roy Yarborough

SANFORD - Richard "Ricky" Roy Yarborough, 57, of Sanford, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.

Mr. Yarborough was born in Lee County to Deurene Sharpe Yarborough and the late James Franklin Yarborough.  He was employed as a carpenter.

Surviving relatives include his mother, Deurene Sharpe Yarborough and a brother Jimmy Allen Yarborough.

The family will receive friends Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the church fellowship hall. 

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. at Swann Station Baptist Church with Rev. Russell Blackmon and Rev. Curtis Norris presiding.  Burial will follow in Cameron Grove Cemetery.

Condolences may be made at

Arrangements are by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.