January 7, 2013
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.
Carol Buck Norwood Bost
DURHAM - Mrs. Carol Buck Norwood Bost, 84, died unexpectedly at her home in Durham on Saturday, January 5, 2013.
Mrs. Bost was born in Aliquippa, Pa. to the late Edgar C. and Ruby Beck Buck. She was employed with GTE for many years and retired from IBM. She was a very loving mother and extremely devoted grandmother.
She is survived by her daughter, Nancy N. Bishop and her husband, Richard, of Durham; sons, David C. Norwood and friend, Renee Kimbro, of Durham, Blake Norwood and his wife, Myra, of Raleigh; grandchildren, Christopher Bishop and his fiancée, Rebecca, Danielle Bishop and her fiancée, Jon Chung, April Norwood Smith and her husband, Lil' Bo Smith, Kelly Sears Smith, and Laurel Norwood and her fiancée, Eric Robertson; great grandchildren, Guinevere Bishop, Chase Bishop-Smith, and Travis Vann Smith, and Tiffany Smith. A fourth great grandchild, Aurora Bishop, is expected in April.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Bost was preceded in death by her son, James Keith Norwood.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday, at 2 p.m. at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. Officiating will be Stephen Bishop.
The family will receive visitors Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home and at other times at 122 Lang Street in Durham. Flowers are welcome.
The Bost family is under the care of Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home. Online condolences may be submitted at www.howertonbryan.com, select obituaries.
Virginia “Billie” Hopkins Cannada
DURHAM - Virginia “Billie” Hopkins Cannada died on December 29, 2012 at the age of 90. Billie was born in Durham on December 4, 1922 to the late Lloyd Taylor Hopkins and the late Ella Utley Hopkins. She was predeceased by her husband, Vernon Pope Cannada, who died June 11, 2001. Billie is survived by her daughter, Marsha Cannada Blackburn of Raleigh, James L. Blackburn of Raleigh; grandchildren, Dr. Jeffrey Robert Blackburn and Stacy Anne Blackburn; sisters, Rhudell Hopkins Ballard and her husband, R.H., and Dolores Hopkins Shaw; her niece, Tena L. Pipkin; and nephews, Bob Ladd and wife, Pat, and Hugh Shaw and wife, Charlene.
Throughout her life, Billie enjoyed participating in a local garden club, making crafts utilizing her sewing and creative abilities, and collecting paperweights. She had an extensive collection.
Most of all, Billie loved her time spent with family. She enjoyed walking, bird watching and British comedies with her husband. She was a proud mother, grandmother and aunt, always at the ready to offer her support and love. She especially loved time spent with her grandchildren at Hilton Head and at Disney World, places she went many times. Billie also loved her many grand dogs and always met their excited greetings with a smile and a laugh. The role of grandmother to everyone was her favorite.
The family offers its appreciation and gratitude to the staff at Croasdaile Village - particularly the medical staff at the clinic, the staff at Friendship House and the Pavilion for their excellent care and support both to Billie and her family.
A memorial service will be held in the chapel at Croasdaile Village, 2600 Croasdaile Farm Parkway in Durham on January 12, 2013 at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends at 10:30 a.m., prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Croasdaile Village Benevolence Fund at 2600 Croasdaile Farm Parkway, Durham 27705 or to a charity of one’s choice.
Joyce Roberts Fletcher
DURHAM – Mrs. Joyce Roberts Fletcher, 82, passed Thursday, January 3, 2013 at her home in Durham. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Russell Fletcher; and a son, Phillip.
She had been employed at IBM.
Survivors include a daughter, Pamela F. Coker; Allen R. Fletcher Jr.; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; sister, Sallye Bright; brothers, Stephen Roberts and Bobby Markham.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Gilead Baptist Church, 404 Dowd Street. Family visitation, 1 hour prior to service.
Viewing, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at Fisher Funeral Parlor.
DURHAM – Louise Hall was a tax preparer until the age of 95. She passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013 at her residence. Born in Wayne County, Ms. Hall was the daughter of the late Norman Rackley and Bessie Mae Woodard Rackley. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Leonard Rackley, Robert “Bob” Rackley and James “Jimmy” Rackley; and a sister, Dorothy Shepherd.
She was a nurturing, caring and loving mother to her son, Winston “Wynn” Hall. Louise was a member of Eastern Star and Toastmistress. She was Toastmistress of the year 1977 to 1978. She enjoyed walking on the beach, Myrtle Beach shows, miniature golf, dolphin boat rides and dining out. Louise was very active in square dancing when she was younger and went to many national events. She loved to travel nationally and internationally (San Francisco, Alaska, England, Scotland to name a few).
Ms. Hall is survived her son, Winston “Wynn” Thomas Hall; two sisters-in-law, Dot Rackley and Inez Rackley; nieces, Sherri Shepherd, Linda Behney and Marsha Shepherd; nephews, Jimmy Carol Rackley and wife, Claudia, Steven Rackley, Eddie Rackley and wife, Rita, and Richard Rackley and wife, Kempie; great-niece, Jerri Lemanski and husband, Joe; and other great-nieces and great-nephews.
A graveside service will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Memorial Park with Rev. Andy Wynn officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home, Durham.
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.
Jasper "Jabo" McNeill Sr.
DURHAM - Mr. Jasper "Jabo" McNeill Sr., 70, departed his life on Wednesday, January 3, 2012 at Duke University Medical Center. He leaves to cherish his memory a loving wife, Isabelle McNeill; five daughters, three sons, 21 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, two sisters, and two brothers.
Homegoing services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 9th at Union Baptist Church with family visitation at noon.
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.
Alta May Powers Smith
DURHAM — Mrs. Alta May Powers Smith, 89, of Durham, died on Sunday, January 6, 2013.
Mrs. Smith was born and raised in the Lowes Grove Community, to the late Gideon Ellis Powers and Beulah Hawkins Keith Powers. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bethesda Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Robert Smith Sr. in 1997.
She is survived by her son, Fred R. Smith Jr. of Durham; two daughters, Shirley Price and husband, Tommy, of Durham and Rebecca Parker and husband, Ellis, of Chocowinity, N.C.; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Powers; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Chapel. Rev. Hugh O’Shields will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Joshua Smith, Benjamin Smith, Eric Parker, Aaron Price, William Price and Gideon Powers III.
The family will receive friends on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home. Flowers are acceptable or donations can be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences can be made at www.hudsonfuneralhome.com.
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.
Edna Earl Riggs Tippett
BUTNER — Edna Earl Riggs Tippett, 83, a longtime resident of Butner passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Universal Healthcare in Oxford.
A native of Durham County, she was the daughter of the late Ervin Ulysses and Lillian Ferrell Riggs. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Butner, a graduate of Freewill Baptist College in Nashville, Tennessee and was a Superintendent of a Children’s Home in Turberville, South Carolina. She was also a graduate of Watts School of Nursing and was employed at Murdoch Center in Butner for over thirty years.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Butner by Dr. Mack Thompson and Rev. Lenny Rogers. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor.
Surviving are her son, David H. Corn (Cathy) of Kittrell; two sisters, Julie Parrott, Jean Walker, both of Durham; a brother, Rudy Riggs of Timberlake; three granddaughters, Katie C. Green (Linwood) of Stem, Whitney Corn (Aaron) of Creedmoor, Alye C. Briggs (Jason) of Kittrell; two great granddaughters, Jaycee Briggs, Reece Briggs; and one great grandson, Wyatt Green. She was preceded in death by a son, Derek Tippett.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 8, 2013 from 12:30 – 2 p.m. prior to the service in the fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church in Butner.
Online condolences may be submitted to www.eakesfuneralhome.com. Select obits.
Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor assisting the Corn Family.
Rev. John Bingham "Jack" Ray
HILLSBOROUGH - Rev. John Bingham "Jack" Ray passed away on Jan. 5th, 2013 after several months of declining health.
He was the son of the late U.S. Ray Sr. and Bessie Craig Ray.
Jack earned his Bachelors Degree in history and religion from Carson Newman University in Johnson City, Tenn. and his Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
He served as pastor for churches in Orange, Johnston, Alamance and Chatham counties. He is survived by his wife, Patsy; one niece, five nephews and one sister-in-law.
A memorial service, with Rev. Jack Edge officiating, will be held at Cane Creek Baptist Church Tuesday at 2 p.m., with interment in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Alamance/Caswell, 918 Chapel Hill Rd., Burlington 27215; and Cane Creek Baptist Ch. Baptismal Fund.
The family wishes to express appreciation to Dr. Geo. Brothers, Dr. David Brown and staff at Chapel Hill Internal Medicine, Dr. Paula Miller and nurse, Gwen Cole, of Meadowmont Heart Center.
Walker's Funeral Home of Chapel Hill is assisting the Ray family.
Online condolences may be made at www.walkersfuneralservice.com.
Tammy Lynn Register Adams
TIMBERLAKE – Tammy Lynn Register Adams, of Timberlake, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Durham Regional Hospital. Born in Durham County, Tammy was the daughter of Bonnie Register. She was preceded in death by her father, David James Cannady Sr.
In addition to her mother, Ms. Adams is survived by a son, Richard “Scoot” Roop III; two daughters, Brittany Nicole Porter and Brandy Michelle Porter; a brother, David J. Cannady II and wife, Stephanie; grandchildren, Destinie Hope Williams, Chance Mason Roop and Braedon David Roop; and nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday at Gorman Baptist Church with Dr. C.J. Bordeaux officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home, Durham, and at various times at the home of Buddy and Stephanie Cannady, 7 Duxford Ct., Durham 27703. Flowers are acceptable, and memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Attn: Donor Services, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.
Carolyn Denny Perkins
ROXBORO - Carolyn Denny Perkins, age 70, of 974 Halifax Road died Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Duke Medical Hospital. She was born in Person County to the late Rufus Spurgeon Denny and Annie Pearl Canada "Peachie" Denny. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Radford "L.R." Perkins; and her brother, Ike Denny.
She was a devoted member of Providence Baptist Church. Mrs. Perkins was retired from Eaton Corporation with 35 years employment. She loved everyone.
Surviving are her son, Marty Perkins and wife, Johnsie, of Roxboro; two grandchildren, Anna Perkins Strader and husband, Drew, and Shane Daniel Perkins and wife, Amanda; three great grandchildren, Levi Strader, Emmie Strader, and Alayna Perkins; two brothers, Danny Spurgeon Denny of Timberlake; Johnny T. Denny of Roxboro; and one sister, Patricia Darlene O'Brien of Roxboro.
The family will receive friends 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, January 7, 2013 at Brooks & White Funeral Home and other times at her home.
The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Providence Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis McDonald and the Rev. Hal Dickerson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Chris Denny, Kevin Denny, Scot Brooks, Denny Long, Keith Denny, and Curtis Chandler.
Memorials may be made to the Stumble No More Band c/o Marty Perkins, 2481 Rolling Hills Road, Roxboro 27574.
Condolences may be made to brooksandwhite.com.
Stephen Keith Moss
HENDERSON — Stephen Keith Moss, 37, of 5003 Autumn Drive, Durham, died Sunday, January 6, 2013 at his home.
Born in Wake County, he was the son of Wade and Carolyn Moss of Henderson.
Mr. Moss was the Administrator at Fayetteville Gastroenterology Associates and Fayetteville Endoscopy Services, L.L.C. He was a graduate of Northern Vance High School and Florida State University in 1998 with a degree in Finance. He was a member of Grey Stone Baptist Church in Durham. An avid Florida State fan, he was passionate about his career and family. He loved deep sea fishing, music, playing guitar, and spending time at Emerald Isle.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Henderson, conducted by Dr. John Check and the Rev. Clay Waters.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife. Michelle Risley Moss; four children, Alex Moss, Ava Moss, Colin Satterwhite, and Marley Satterwhite, all of the home; a brother, Kevin Moss and wife, Sarah, of Charlotte; his maternal grandmother, Cora Parham of Henderson; his paternal grandmother, Susie Moss of Henderson; his aunt, Evelyn Parham of Wake Forest; and his dog, Sampson. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Mayland Parham; and his paternal grandfather, W.H. Moss Jr.
The family will receive friends in the Parlor at First United Methodist Church immediately following the service. All other times, they will be at the home, 5003 Autumn Drive, Durham.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, Calif. 90266 or www.pancan.org.
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.