January 19, 2013

Jan. 18, 2013 @ 05:09 PM

Dorothy “Dot” Hodges Page Driver
DURHAM - Dorothy “Dot” Hodges Page Driver, 85, passed away on Thursday, January, 17, 2013, after battling Parkinson’s Disease for many years. She was born on November 14, 1927 to William Edgar Hodges and Iola Barbee Hodges.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Emerson Page; sister, Estelle Hodnett Vaughn; and brother, Aubrey Hodges.
She is survived by her husband, Harold Lloyd Driver of the home; daughter, Cheryl Page Caddell (Jim). Dot was grandmother (Nana) to Kyle Caddell. She was stepmother to Gwen Driver Johnson (Jim), Brad Driver (Frankie) of Raleigh and Jeff Driver of Clemmons.
She graduated from Bethesda High School and married Emerson Page in 1946. Together they owned and operated Page’s Furniture Shop in Bethesda for over 30 years. They also raised and boarded horses at their farm on Page Road for many years. Dot was a charter member of Page Road Baptist Church, where she served faithfully since 1967.
The funeral will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at Page Road Baptist Church in Durham, officiated by the Rev. Michael Bond and Dr. Charles B. Parker Jr. Interment will be in Raleigh Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Larry Howard, Larry Sparrow, Lamond Hodges, Brad Driver, Jim Johnson and Jeff Driver.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home and other times at the home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Page Road Baptist Church, 1912 Page Road, Durham, NC 27703.
The family would also like to thank Jane Rhew and Helen (Libby) Smith for the loving and compassionate care they have provided for the past two years. Online condolences can be made at www.hudsonfuneralhome.com.

Allan Craig Kirkland
DURHAM — Allan Craig Kirkland, 44, born October 3, 1968 to the late Adolphus and Laura Kirkland, died on Monday, January 14, 2013, at home.
The funeral will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday in Wings of Eagles Church, Durham. Family visitation one hour before the funeral, 12 to 1 p.m.
He was a graduate of Orange High School and was a brick mason.
Survivors are his fiancé, Monica Cagle; four children, Jasmine Kirkland, Dejay Croaker, Emily Niems and Aiden O'Hara; six sisters, Kathy D. Johnson, Tracey Alson (Donald), Lisa Kirkland, Kimberly Basnight (Stephon), Vanita Alston and Portland Cagle (David); four uncles; two aunts; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.
Interment will be in Oak Grove Memorial Garden, Durham.
Arrangements by Chavis-Parker Funeral Home.

Flora Belle Mitchell
DURHAM - Funeral services for Mrs. Flora Belle Mitchell, 88, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Mount Calvary United Church of Christ, 1715 Athens Street. Family visitation, 1 hour prior to service.
Survivors include her children, Larry Mitchell, Delois Lowery, Khabir Rashid (Dorothy), Harvey Mitchell, Flora Jean Mitchell and Ronnie Lawson; special friend, Norman Peaks; 33 grandchildren; 51 great grandchildren; 17 great great grandchildren.
Viewing, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Sunday at Fisher Funeral Parlor.

Katharine Lambe Leigh
April 26, 1912 - January 11, 2013

GREENSBORO — Katharine (Kitty) Lambe Leigh was born in Durham to Blanche Townsend Lambe and Floyd Lambe April 26, 1912. She was raised in Greensboro and graduated from high school and Womans' College - now UNCG (1933). In 1935 she married Richard (Dick) Henry Leigh. They lived in Durham and were married for 52 years. Kitty was an active member of St. Phillip's Episcopal Church and the Junior League.
Kitty worked as a Medical Technologist at Medical Arts Group in Durham for a number of years. In 1997 she moved to WellSpring Life Care Retirement Community in Greensboro. Here she took full advantage of all opportunities, line dancing, water aerobics, yoga, serious Bridge, concerts and other activities. She baked bread every week sharing it with friends. On the Hospitality Committee for WellSpring, she visited new residents, taking a loaf of her bread.
She is survived by her son, Dick Leigh and wife, Hilda of Raleigh; her daughter, Cokie Leigh Blake and husband, Robin of Columbia, MO. Her grandchildren are Susan Leigh and husband, Ted Dougherty of Hoboken, NJ, Anne Leigh Wankel and husband, Daniel of Hendersonville, Kevin Blake and wife, Pam of Sun Prairie, Wis., and Russell Blake of Weimar, Germany. Her great grandchildren are Andie and Emerson Dougherty, Jack, Benton, and Kerrigan Wankel and Ellie Blake.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, January 26th at WellSpring, 4100 WellSpring Dr., Greensboro. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Hospice of your community or the charity of your choice.