November 18, 2013

Nov. 17, 2013 @ 06:07 PM


Maureen Nolan Daughtry
DURHAM — Maureen Nolan Daughtry, age 90, died peacefully November 12, 2013, in her Durham home.  Maureen was born in Clonakilty, County Cork, Ireland to the late Patrick Joseph and Margaret  Louisa Sullivan Nolan.
In her youth Maureen lived in Ireland, Malta and England while her father served in the British  military. While living in England and working for the war effort during World War II she met  and married Joseph Colby Daughtry. After the war she went to the United States where they began  their life together. Maureen and Joe were married for 54 years until his death in 2000. Maureen was a devoted wife, loving mother and caring grandmother who will be greatly missed.

A very kind and welcoming woman, Maureen enjoyed meeting and making new friends in her church  and the many activities in which she participated. She was active throughout her life in the  Wednesday Morning Prayer Group, The Study Club, and the Durham Woman’s Club where she held  several leadership roles. A long time parishioner of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Durham, she was very  involved over the years as a Eucharistic Minister, Lay Reader and bereavement committee member.  Maureen was especially active with the Catholic Daughters of the Americas having served in a  variety of positions which included multiple terms as the local regent for Court Durham #1576.  She served as a former state regent and was a past national director.

Maureen is survived by her son, J. Colby Daughtry, Jr. and wife, Diane, of Raleigh, NC; her  daughter, Debbie Daughtry Melvin and husband, Charles, of Charlotte, NC; her four  grandchildren, J. Colby Daughtry III, Caroline Jane Daughtry, Charles Henry Melvin III and  wife, Katherine, and Maggie Nolan Melvin and fiancé, Todd Ritter. She was preceded in death by  her husband, Joseph Colby Daughtry, her brothers, Patrick Nolan, Fred Nolan, Vincent Nolan and  her sister, Angelina Farquharson.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 20, from Immaculate  Conception Catholic Church with Father Bill McIntyre, OFM, presiding. Immediately after mass a  reception will be held in the church’s Gathering Space. Burial will be held later that day at  2:30 p.m. at the Daughtry Family Cemetery in Faison, NC. The Catholic Daughters will serve as honorary pallbearers. Friends will be received Tuesday evening from 5:00-7:00 Hall-Wynne Funeral Service in  Durham.

Contributions in Maureen’s memory may be made to Catholic Daughters of Americas, Court Durham,  c/o Immaculate Conception Church, 810 West Chapel Hill Street, Durham, NC 27701. On-line memorials: Select obituaries.

Manly Francis Michaux, Sr.
DURHAM - Mr. Manly Francis Michaux, Sr., (94) passed Friday, November 8, 2013 at the VA Hospital.  He is survived by his children, GurniaMichaux Griffin, Manly Francis Michaux, Jr., Barry Michaux, nieces and nephews including H.M. (Mickey) Michaux, Jr. and Eric C. Michaux.He was predeceased by his wife, Eddye Dora Leathers Michaux.  Services are Tuesday, November 19, 2013, St. Joseph AME Church at 12 noon, visitation is11-12:00.  Arrangements by Scarborough & Hargett Funeral Home.


Thomas A. Stokes, Jr.
DURHAM - Dr. Thomas A. Stokes, Jr. passed away Friday, November 15, 2013 at Duke Regional  Hospital. He was 87.
Tommy was born and raised in Durham, graduating from Durham High School in 1944. He served his  country during World War II in the Philippines with the US Army Air Force. Upon his honorable  discharge, he attended UNC-Chapel Hill where he met the love of his life, Peggie. After UNC,  Tommy attended Duke University School of Medicine. He interned at the Medical College of South  Carolina (now MUSC), and completed his residency in OB-GYN at Massachusetts General Hospital  and Boston Lying In Free Hospital for Women in Boston, MA. He was an Assistant Attending  Physician for Duke OB-GYN Dept. Dr. Stokes's professional career lasted 35 years at Watts  Hospital, Durham Regional and in his private practice.

Dr. Stokes was a member of the Duke family. He was an avid golfer, stamp collector, enjoyed  duck and goose hunting, and playing bluegrass music on his mandolin. He was a member of Hope  Valley Country Club, past member of the Durham Kiwanis Club, and Westminster Presbyterian  Church. Professionally, Dr. Stokes was a member of the American Medical Association, the  American College OB/GYN, the NC Medical Society, the NC OB/GYN Society, the Piedmont OB/GYN  Society, and the Durham-Orange County Medical Society.
Tommy loved people wherever he met them. He was a loving and well-respected physician, friend,  husband, grandfather and father. He loved Durham, the Tarheels, his patients, but mostly his  family, especially his grandchildren.
Tommy was preceded in death by his wife, Peggie Sapp Stokes.

He is survived by 3 children, Lynda Stokes Davis (Dean), of Spartanburg, SC, Kimberly Stokes  Craig (Joel) of Durham, NC and Thomas A. Stokes, III, of Chatham County, NC; 7 grandchildren,  Dean Davis, Thomas Davis, Lauren Craig McCloy (Kellar), Jack Craig, Davis Craig, Anna Stokes,  and Thomas Stokes, IV.; his brother, William A. Stokes, of Orleans, MA; and brother-in-law Dr.  Baxter Sapp, Jr. (Elsie).

A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 3:00 pm at Westminster  Presbyterian Church. Officiating will be Rev. Chris Tuttle and Rev. Betty Berghaus. Burial will  follow at Maplewood Cemetery.
The family will receive visitors on Sunday afternoon, from 4-6 pm at the Howerton & Bryan  Funeral Home in Durham. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Westminster  Presbyterian Church, 3639 Old Chapel Hill Road, Durham, NC 27707, or the Durham Rescue Mission,  507 E. Knox St. Durham, NC 27701.

The Stokes family is under the care of Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home. Online condolences may be  submitted to, select obituaries.


Rev. Billy McCoy Carden

SEMORA - The Rev. Billy McCoy Carden, 82, of 133 Tanglewood Shores Rd., Hyco Lake, in Semora, NC, died Saturday, November 16, 2013. Born August 30, 1931, in Nash County, NC, Rev. Carden was the son of the late Coy Clifton Carden and Carrie Morgan Carden. He grew up in Durham, NC, graduated from Durham High School in 1950, and married his high school sweetheart, Peggy Joyce Bobbitt, in 1954. He was employed by Central Carolina Bank in Durham, NC, when he answered God's call to the Christian ministry during a revival meeting at Carr United Methodist Church. He received his local Preacher's License in 1957. He earned his A.B. Degree in History from Duke University in 1960 and his Master of Divinity Degree in Religion from Duke Divinity School in 1963. His continuing education courses were at Royal Holloway College in England and educational travels in the Holy Land and in Greece.

Billy served 33 years in the NC Annual Conference and was pastor of the following churches: Maybrook-Massey United Methodist Church in Durham from 1961-1963 (a student appointment); New Sharon United Methodist Church in Hillsborough from 1963-1964 (a student appointment); Concord and Oak Grove United Methodist Churches in Roxboro from 1964-1969; St. Matthews United Methodist Church in Fayetteville from 1969-1970; St. Paul United Methodist Church in Durham from 1970-1974; Rosemary United Methodist Church in Roanoke Rapids from 1974-1977; Westminster United Methodist Church in Kinston from 1977-1980; Murfreesboro United Methodist Church in Murfreesboro from 1980-1984; Ayden United Methodist Church in Ayden from 1984-1989; Williamston United Methodist Church in Williamston from 1989-1990; Cokesbury United Methodist Church in Stedman from 1990-1992; and Evansdale United Methodist Church in Wilson from 1992-1994 (retired in 1994). He also served on the following boards for the N.C. Conference: Board of Ordained Ministry, Board of Evangelism, Board of Pensions, Board of Trustees, and the Methodist Foundation.

Rev. Carden retired in 1994, and he and Peggy settled in their home on Hyco Lake where he could pursue his love of fishing. He was an avid salt-and-fresh water fisherman. In 2004 he was named Pastor Emeritus of Concord United Methodist Church in Roxboro, NC, where he assisted with the worship services and taught an adult Sunday school class. He also preached when needed in Person County and throughout the Durham District.

Rev. Carden's wife, Peggy Bobbitt Carden, preceded him in death on March 20, 2005. He is survived by a daughter, Lisa Carden Elliott and husband, Andrew Keith Elliott, of Roxboro, NC, and a son, Michael Eric Carden and wife, Catherine Cullom Carden, of Browns Summit, NC, and two granddaughters, Brooke Alexandra Carden and Caroline Cullom Carden.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at Concord United Methodist Church by the Rev. Karl Neuschaefer and the Rev.

Thomas Holtsclaw. Burial will follow in the Person Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service at Concord United Methodist Church in the fellowship hall.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Jefferson Bulla, Elliott Chandler, Bayard Crumpton, Randall Thompson, Mac Wagstaff, Tim Chandler, Marvin Morris, and David Whitt. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Rev. Billy Carden Sunday School Class at Concord United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to Duke Cancer Institute, Office of Development, Duke University Medical Center, 3828, Durham, NC 27710.

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