January 6, 2013

Jan. 05, 2013 @ 05:08 PM


DURHAM
Mildred Blalock Aiken

ROUGEMONT - Mildred Blalock Aiken, age 88, of 1405 Chambers Road, died Saturday morning January 5, 2013 at her home. She was born in Person County, daughter of the late James Henry Blalock Sr. and Julia Ann Rogers Blalock. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack Blalock and J.H. Blalock Jr. Mrs. Aiken was a graduate of Hurdle Mills High School and of the Primitive Baptist Faith. She loved her weekly visits from her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed playing with them and going for walks outside, watching birds and caring for her animals.
Surviving are her husband of over 66 years, Edison Aiken of the home; three children, Gary Aiken and wife, Pat, of Raleigh, Ricky Aiken and wife, Lori, of Goldsboro, Sandra Peele and husband, William, of Rougemont; seven sisters, Beatrice Lunsford of Roxboro, Mary Aiken of Durham, Ruby Aiken and husband, William, of Bahama, Nina Trevathan and husband, Leroy, of Wendell, Margaret Rimmer of Charlotte, Shelby Poindexter and husband, Clyde, of Roxboro, Esther Thompson of Raleigh; five grandchildren, Stasha Castillo, Sonya Batchelor, Aaron Peele, Heather Aiken, Zackery Aiken; and six great-grandchildren also survive.
The family will receive friends 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, January 7, 2013 at Brooks & White Funeral Home and other times at the home.
Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at the Brooks & White Chapel by Elder Bobby Daughtry. Interment will follow in the Aiken Blalock Family Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: David Aiken, Billy Aiken, Gerald Aiken, Kevin Gates, Tom Chambers, Ricky Tremmel and James Horton.
Condolences may be sent to www.brooksandwhite.com.


Mary J. Bohenek
DURHAM – Mary J. Bohenek, of Durham, passed away Friday, January 4, 2013 at the Carver Living Center, Durham. Daughter of the late Jacob Warshona and Tekla Kotyk Warshona, Mrs. Bohenek was born in Amsterdam, New York, and spent most of her life in Rotterdam Junction, N.Y. Mrs. Bohenek is preceded in death by her husband, Frank Bohenek; two sons, Robert Francis Bohenek and Richard James Bohenek; one brother, Stephen Warshona; and two brothers-in-law, Elmer Schwartz and Archie Boyd.
Mrs. Bohenek is survived by two daughters, Nancy Bohenek Jones, of Chapel Hill, and Barbara Ann Smith and husband, Stewart, of Sterling Heights, Mich.; a son, William Michael Bohenek, of Amsterdam, N.Y.; two sisters, Martha Schwartz, of Saratoga, N.Y., and Jean Boyd, of New Bern; a sister-in-law, Helen Warshona; grandchildren, Carla McWherter and husband, Jeffery, Lauren Michelle Jones and Adam Maxwell Jones and partner, Michelle L’Archeveque; and a great-grandchild, Abigail Grace McWherter.
Funeral services will be conducted in Amsterdam, New York on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Animal Protection Society of Durham, 2117 E. Club Blvd., Durham 27704.
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com. 

Lois E. Carlton
DURHAM – Our beloved mother Lois E. Carlton, of Durham, passed away Friday, January 4, 2013. A golden heart stopped beating today and those precious hands are at rest. Born in Durham County, Mrs. Carlton was the daughter of the late Hubert Evans and Pearl Straughn Evans. She now joins the love of her life and our Dad, Buck Carlton; two brothers, Ralph Evans and Claiborne Evans; and two sisters, Mary Stone and Doris Sue Chase. Mrs. Carlton formerly worked as a machine operator for Liggett and Myers Tobacco Company.
Mrs. Carlton’s biggest loves were her family and Duke basketball. Heaven has gained a courageous and special angel. Lois is survived by two daughters, Dana Slaughter and husband, Henry, and Terri Ayers and husband, Steve; one brother, Raymond Evans; grandchildren, Greg Slaughter and wife, Rhonda, and Allyson Ayers; and great-grandchildren, Ashleigh Slaughter and Jason Slaughter.
A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday at Clements Funeral Chapel, Durham, with Rev. Brian Barndt officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the service from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Durham.
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.


Bobby Foster Roberts
DURHAM — Mr. Bobby Foster Roberts, 81, passed on January 1, 2013.
He is survived by three sons, Bobbie Jr., Keith and Gerard; one daughter, Karen Branch Curry; four brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services will be at Holloway Memorial Funeral Chapel on Monday, January 7, 2012 at 12 noon with visitation at 11 a.m.

George L. Rogosa
DURHAM — George L. Rogosa, 88, of Durham, entered into rest on Dec. 22, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Archie (Rhoden) Rogosa. Survived by his sister-in-law, Elinor Rogosa. Cherished uncle of Howard Rogosa, Martin Rogosa, and David Rogosa. Loving brother of the late Mary Rogosa, Florence Hymes, Morris Rogosa, Israel Rogosa, Louis Rogosa, and Lillian Rogosa. George earned his undergraduate and PhD degrees in physics from Johns Hopkins University. After retiring from the government as the Director of the Division of Nuclear Physics in the Department of Energy, he became a professor of physics at Duke University.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 1 p.m. in the Howerton & Bryan Funeral Chapel. Officiating will be Rabbi Morton Green. The family will receive visitors immediately following the service. Interment will be private. Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to a charity of the donors' choice.


Madie McDowell Tucker
DURHAM - Mrs. Madie McDowell Tucker of Durham passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2013.   
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 8 at noon at Union Baptist Church, 904 N. Roxboro St., Durham. Visitation will also be held at the church on Tuesday at 11 a.m.
Arrangements are entrusted to Scarborough and Hargett Funeral Home.

James Ray (Jimmy) Williams
DURHAM — James Ray (Jimmy) Williams, age 53, passed away at Duke Medical Center on December 22, 2012 after a period of declining health.
Mr. Williams was a native and lifelong resident of Durham. He was the son of the late Peggy Glenn Williams and James Leon Williams.
Surviving are his uncle and aunt, James and Gladys Glenn; aunt, Linda Glenn Ross; and many other cousins, family and friends who loved him dearly.
A private memorial service has been held. May he rest in peace.


CHATHAM
Willie Mae “Billie” Morgan

PITTSBORO — Mrs. Willie Mae “Billie” Morgan, 86, of Morgan Farm Road, Pittsboro, died January 4, 2013 at her grandson’s residence in Pittsboro following a period of declining health.
The daughter of John A. Harveson and Edith Pennington Harveson, Mrs. Morgan was born June 11, 1926 in Jasper, Tenn.  Mrs. Morgan worked at UNC @ CH in the print shop, retiring after 20 plus years of service. She enjoyed traveling, especially to the beach; she loved the Lord, and reading her Bible was an important part of her life. Mrs. Morgan also loved her family, and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of her life. Mrs. Morgan was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church, worshipping there as long as her health permitted.
Survivors include her son-in-law, Vernon Howard of Chapel Hill; sister, Adell Howard of Pittsboro; grandchildren, Tony Howard and wife, Pam, Lori Morin and husband, Joseph; great-grandchildren, Christian Howard, Amanda Culberson and husband, Jake, Hannah Morin, Brennan Morin. Mrs. Howard was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Theodore Morgan; daughter, Edna Howard; grandson, Barry Howard; and brother, J.C. Harveson.
The service to celebrate Mrs. Willie Morgan’s life will be held at eleven o’clock Tuesday morning, January 8, 2013 at Lighthouse Baptist Church, with Pastor Mark Hall, Pastor Bill Truesdale and Chaplain Steve Jordan presiding. Interment will follow in Westwood Cemetery in Carrboro.
Friends may visit with the family from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday at Hall–Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro.
Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits” then “Current Services”.
Memorials may be sent to UNC Hospice, PO Box 1077, Pittsboro 27312; or to Lighthouse Baptist Church, 12063 US 15-501 North, Chapel Hill 27517.
Arrangements for Mrs. Morgan are under the care of Hall–Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.


ELSEWHERE
James “Jim” Arlon Brady Jr.

GARDENDALE, ALA. — James “Jim” Arlon Brady Jr., born May 11, 1951 in Pulaski, Virginia to the late James Arlon Brady Sr. and Mozelle Lester Brady, passed away on January 2, 2013. He spent 40 years of his career in the transportation industry, working for Old Dominion Freight and retired from Overnight Trucking. Jim is survived by his son, Nathan Brady (Alison); two grandsons, Joshua Brady and Michael Brady; his brother, Mark Brady (Deborah); two nephews, Justin Brady (Heather) and Erik Crowder; and his best friends, Danny Tichnell (Carrol), Callie Belle, and Sparkle. The family has requested, in lieu of flowers, for memorials to be made to the charity of your choice; and are welcome to share condolences to the family on our website at: www.ridoutsgardendalechapel.com.