March 6, 2013

Mar. 05, 2013 @ 05:38 PM

Rebecca Bullock “Becky” Burch

DURHAM - Mrs. Rebecca Bullock “Becky” Burch, 72, of Durham, died on Monday, March 4, 2013.
Mrs. Burch was born in Durham County to the late Mack Bullock and Alma Franklin Bullock. She retired from Duke University in the Accounting Department. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the Primetimers Senior Group. She was preceded in death by her husband, Junior Burch.
She is survived by her daughter, Dawn Bailey and husband, Robert, of Durham; grandchildren, Krissy Smothers and husband, Dale, of Campbellsville, Ky, and Rebekah Bailey of Durham.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Jody Griffin. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. before the service at the funeral home. Flowers are acceptable, or donations can be made to Duke HomeCare and Hospice, 4321 Medical Park Drive, Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704. Online condolences can be made at

Alice Wilkerson Hamilton
DURHAM - Alice Wilkerson Hamilton, 94, joined her Heavenly Father early Sunday morning March 3rd, 2013.
Born in Person County, September 27, 1918, she attended The Gospel Center and Northgate Chapel. She retired from Liggett Myers after 37 years.
Survived by her daughters, Doris Jean Beasley Kaplan (Edward) of Annapolis, MD and Connie Beasley Cone (Dan) of Durham; sister, Jennie Davis of Durham; and brother, W.T Wilkerson of Newton Grove, NC; grandchildren, Kathy Kaplan Murray (John), Megan Kaplan Hendrick (Keith), all of Annapolis, Lenora Cone Murphy (Greg) and Loren Cone (Christina) of Durham; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Mark Kaplan.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 9th, 2 p.m. at Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Clements prior to the service beginning at 1 and other times at the home of her daughter, Connie Cone. 
Flowers are acceptable, or memorial contributions may be made to Pittsboro Christian Village, 1825 East Street, Pittsboro, NC  27312; or UNC Hospice, 1101 Weaver Dairy Road, Ste 200, Chapel Hill, NC  27514.
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at

David Norman Long Jr.
DURHAM - David Norman Long, Jr., 31, died at home unexpectedly Friday. A Durham native, he was born March 20, 1981 to David N. “Crockett” Long and Anne S. Long. A 1999 graduate of Jordan High School and the Hill Center, David attended Lees-McRae College and UNC-Wilmington. He worked for several years as a marketing representative with Fiji Water Co. in Delray Beach, FL prior to retuning to Durham in 2012 when he joined CVS as a pharmacy technician.
David will be remembered for his big heart, infectious warmth and his love of family and friends. His caring soul always saw the best in everyone he met. David loved and cared for all unconditionally.
Surviving are his mother, Anne Satterfield Long, of Durham; and father, David “Crockett” Long, of Raleigh; his sister, Robin Castillo and husband, Steve, of Fort Worth, TX; nieces, Bailey, Anne Marsh and Davie Castillo; aunts and uncles, Linda James, Mary Beth and Frank Arcioulo, Anita Long Shore, Joy Long, Rodney Long, Donald Long and William Strickland, and Thomas Long and Stewart Woodard; his cousins, Megan James, Tracy Willis, CorieLatta, Macey Long, Erin Shore and Bradley Shore. He was predeceased by his uncle, James A. Long; and aunt, Mary Anne Long.
David’s funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday from the Church of the Good Shepherd, with the Rev. Dr. David A. Bowen officiating.  Burial will follow in Old Maplewood Cemetery. Friends may visit 5:30-8:30 PM Tuesday at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service.
Pallbearers will be Rodney Long, Tommy Long, Donald Long, Steve Castillo, Matt Chilausky, Will Harrington, Don Shea, Bradley Shore, Chris Valauri and Guy Whilden. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Long Beverage Inc. Gifts in David’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Assn. or Duke Children’s Hospital, c/o Jim Valvano Kids Klassic. On-line memorials: Select Obituaries.

Dorothy McAllister Mewborn
DURHAM — Mrs. Dorothy McAllister Mewborn, 89, a longtime school teacher, died Sunday morning, March 3, 2013 at Carver Living Center after a brief illness.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013 at White Rock Baptist Church, 3400 Fayetteville St. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at 1 p.m.
Survivors are a brother, Raymond McAllister Sr.; sister-in-law, Pearl J. McAllister; nephews, Raymond McAllister Jr., Tadeus Ochman; niece, Glenda McAllister Ochman; great nieces, Gabriella and Daniella Ochman; and a host of other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends at 206 W. Weaver St.
Public viewing today, March 6, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Arrangements by Fisher Funeral Parlor.

Gladys Williams

MEBANE — Gladys Williams, 80, of Mebane, NC, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at Hospice Home. 
Mrs. Williams was born in Rockingham County, NC. She retired from Liggett & Myers Tobacco Co. after working there for 26 years. She was a member of the Mebane United Methodist Church. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and spending time at the beach. 
Survivors include her daughter, Carolyn Williams Ray and husband, J.R., Mebane, NC; special pet, Princess; sisters, Evelyn Sladky and husband, Tom, Yanceyville, NC, Margaret Kivett and husband, Jack, Elon, NC, Ann Yacavone, Reno, NV; brothers,  Marvin Williams, Reidsville, NC, Russell Williams and Wife, Bonnye, Reidsville, NC, Louis Williams and wife, Brenda, Reidsville, NC, Dewey Williams, Eden, NC, and Jimmy Williams, Greensboro, NC.   
She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Robert Lee Williams; parents, Charlie Hilliard Williams and Mary Wilkins Williams; brothers, Roy Williams, Curtis Williams, J.P. Williams, and John H. Williams.   
A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Mebane United Methodist Church.  
Rev. Brian Faggert will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance/Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Rd., Burlington, NC 27215; or to the Mebane United Methodist Church, 200 S. Fourth St., Mebane, NC, 27302.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Bert Klein and the staff of ARMC, Windsor East SNF at Edgewood and the Hospice Home of Alamance/Caswell for their care.

Maureen Elizabeth (Brenner) Hamilton

CARY — Maureen Elizabeth (Brenner) Hamilton, age 50 of Cary, NC, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC surrounded by her loving family.
Maureen was born on the island of Oahu in Hawaii on March 31, 1962. She was predeceased, at a young age, by both of her parents, Regina K. Brenner and Richard R. Brenner. 
In addition to her grief-stricken and devoted husband, Brian, survivors include her two loving and adoring sons, William Madden Hamilton and Nolan Holt Hamilton of Cary, NC. Maureen also leaves behind her loving and fiercely dedicated brother, John G Brenner, whom she raised following the death of their parents; as well as his wife, Laurin Ann, a close friend and confidante of Maureen’s for 31 years. “Auntie “Reen” will be truly missed by her beloved nieces, Amanda Regina Brenner and Kailee Elizabeth Brenner of Fairfield, CT. 
Maureen is also survived by her mother-in-law, Sheila Hamilton; as well as her sweet, caring sisters-in-law, Sharon Ann Hamilton and Melanie J. Hamilton Sicotte. Melanie’s husband, Jason; and the sister’s respective children, Maureen’s adored niece, Danielle Lomi; and nephew, Billy Sicotte, all of Milford, CT. 
Maureen graduated from Andrew Warde HS in Fairfield, CT. She then went on and completed her BA degree in business from Sacred Heart University and a MS degree in Finance from Fairfield University, both in Fairfield, CT. Maureen completed her MSW from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC and worked as a social worker concentrating on the welfare of children.  She was committed to children in the foster care system, as well as her most enjoyable job of helping families with child adoptions.  
Maureen was a loving, protective and devoted mother. Her intense faith, values and love will live on through the lives of her sons and family. She will be profoundly missed by her family members and many friends whose lives she touched with her selfless generosity, warm, thoughtful, compassionate, and often tenacious manner and her easy sense of humor.
Maureen was laid to rest Monday in Connecticut in a private graveside service attended by close family and friends. A later intimate memorial service will take place at the end of this month in NC hosted by friends.