March 7, 2013

Mar. 06, 2013 @ 05:14 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 Thursday 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

Shirley Mae Thompson Burroughs
DURHAM - Shirley Mae Thompson Burroughs, age 74, died at her home on March 4, 2013. The daughter of the late Major and Ethel Thompson was born Oct. 6, 1938. She received her early education in Durham City Schools and moved to Orange County where she enrolled in Central High School in Hillsborough, NC. She was a faithful and active member of Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church. Shirley worked at UNC Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill, North Carolina for 30 years and retired as Supervisor of the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory in the processing area.
Funeral services will be held at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, Durham, North Carolina, on March 9th, 2013 at 1 p.m. with visitation two hours before the service.
Shirley's memory will live on in the hearts of her loving and devoted husband, James R. Burroughs; sons, Steven Burroughs (Lola) of Marietta, GA, and Roger Kermit Burroughs of the home; two grandsons, Roger J. Burroughs, of Durham, NC, and Alden T. Burroughs of Marietta, GA. Also, left to cherish her memory are her sisters and brothers, Deborah McQuaig of Durham, NC, Arthur Thomspon (Shirley), Durham, NC, Agnes Green (Eddie), Linden, NJ, Queen Felton (Sam) of Allendale, NJ, Larry Thompson of Durham, NC; as well as a god daughter, Deloise Mayfield (Silas) of Cary, NC, a special niece, Veronica Rose (Anthony) of Roselle, NJ, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Services are entrusted to Scarborough & Hargett Funeral Home, Inc. Memorial Chapel and Gardens.

Mary Frances Harris Goodwyn
DURHAM - Mary Frances Harris Goodwyn, 86, affectionately known as "Boop" to her grandchildren, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 in Raleigh, NC. Born and raised in Durham, NC, she was the daughter of the late Draper and Mabel Berry Harris and the wife of the late William "Bill" Goodwyn. She was also predeceased by her sister, Virginia Holleman.
Mary Frances retired from the Installment Loan Department at Central Carolina Bank and was a faithful member of Braggtown Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher and member of the Fidelis Sunday School Class. She graduated from Hurdle Mills High School and Mars Hill College. A loyal alumna of the college, she served on the Mars Hill Alumni Council for many years.
Mary Frances is survived by her daughters, Sarah Goodwyn Harmon (and husband, Jerry) of Raleigh and Beth Goodwyn Chestnut (and husband, David) of Asheville; and sister, Alma Harris Woody of Roxboro. She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Marcus Goodwyn Harmon, Benjamin Avery Harmon and Zoe Elizabeth Chestnut, the loves of her life.
In her retirement years, Mary Frances enjoyed traveling and participating actively in the lives of her grandchildren. She loved to read, watch old movies and stay physically fit by exercising regularly. She was an avid Perry Como fan and met him several times when he visited Durham for the Duke Children's Classic.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Maplewood Cemetery in Durham with Rev. Rich Goodier presiding. A reception honoring the life of Mary Frances will be held following the service at The Gathering Place at Clements Funeral Home in Durham.
Flowers are acceptable or memorial gifts may be made to The Children's Home Society of NC, PO Box 14608, Greensboro, NC 27415.
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at

Saniya Danae Harrison
DURHAM  - Saniya Danae Harrison, 7, departed her life on March 3, 2013. She is survived by her mother, Aleta Shantae Caldwell; and father, Damon Harrison; two sisters, one brother, two grandmothers, one grandfather and a host of aunts, uncles and friends. 
Services will be held at Victorious Praise Fellowship Church, Saturday at 12:30 p.m. with visitation at 11:30 a.m.
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.

Deacon Ronnie Willie Hill
DURHAM – Funeral services for Deacon Ronnie Willie Hill, 64, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bell-Yeager Free Will Baptist Church, 128 E. Cornwallis Road. Family visitation, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday night at Mount Calvary United Church of Christ, 1715 Athens St.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Yates Hill; daughter, Tameka; stepsons, David, Ronald, Tyler, Donald and Isaiah; five grandchildren; 11 stepgrandchildren; stepmother, Emma Jefferson; sisters, Lisa, Jean and Robin; brother, Jeffrey; Spiritual Godmother, Mary Daniels.
Viewing, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Fisher Funeral Parlor.

Harry C. Monds
DURHAM — Harry C. Monds passed away on Monday, March 4, 2013, after a brief illness. Mr. Monds was born June 25, 1939 in Raleigh, North Carolina to the late Sadie Ellis Malone Monds. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Saunders Hargrove-Monds; two sons, Harry Steven and Michael Gerard; two stepsons, Byron Kelly and Brandon Lea Hargrove; sister, Patricia Monds; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two aunts, and a host of other family members, as well as dear friends. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at North Carolina Central University’s School of Education Auditorium.

Reverend Harry Anthony Conte
STEM — Reverend Harry Anthony Conte, 79, of Stem passed away Tuesday, March 5, in his home.
He was born on May 27, 1933 in West Rutland, Vermont to the late Helen Westcott Conte-Ballard and Angelo Conte.
He was a long-time member of Butner First Baptist Church. He was a member and past president of the South Granville Exchange Club, as well as former director of the N.C. Child Abuse Exchange Foundation. He was also a member of Thorndale Country Club. 
He was a member of the Butner Masonic Lodge where he served as a past master and was recently recognized for 50 years of membership.
He was a building inspector in Fairfax, VA before becoming the first full-time Director of Planning and Development for the town of Cary. He also worked for the Durham Housing Authority and finished his career working in security.
He is survived by his daughter, Barbette Conte Carey of Oxford; adopted son, Michael Conte of Vera Beach, Florida; a brother, Angelo Conte of Connecticut; special friend, Christene Emory of Butner; and her children, Vorita Emory Wennermark of Greensboro, Charline Emory of Durham, and Patricia Johnson of Myrtle Beach, SC. He was blessed with numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Nichols Conte; and brothers, Bill Conte, Joe Conte and John Conte.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at Butner First Baptist Church. The Family will receive visitors between 1-2 p.m. in the Family Life Center of the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to: Curo Charitable Funds, Community Home Care and Hospice, 152 Zeb Robinson Road, Henderson, NC, 27537 - or to your favorite charity.

Drexel Taylor Howe
CREEDMOOR - Mrs. Drexel Taylor Howe, 80, of 2015 Will Suitt Road, died on Monday, March 4, 2013.
Mrs. Howe was born in Durham, to the late Carl Henry Taylor and Gladys Gertrude McLean Taylor. She retired from John Umstead Hospital as a switchboard operator. She was a member of Olive Grove Baptist Church Northside. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester E. Howe.
She is survived by her sons, Todd Howe (Ellen) of Creedmoor and Randy Howe (Amy) of Butner; grandchildren, Kirby and Dillon Howe.
Funeral services will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Jack Hollowell. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home and other times at the home, 2015 Will Suitt Road. Flowers are acceptable. The family would like to thank the staff of Hillcrest Convalescent Home for the care of Mrs. Howe. Online condolences can be made at

Jesse Edward Lee
BEAUFORT, SC — Jesse Edward Lee, formerly of Durham, passed on February 28 in Beaufort, SC.
A 1958 graduate of Hillside High School, Jesse served in the armed forces then returned to attend NCCU before moving to New York, working for the NY City Transit Authority and running C & J's Country Kitchen with his brother.
Jesse was a beloved father, grandfather, brother, and uncle.
Memorial will be at New Creation UMC, 201 S. Alston Ave., Friday, at 11:30 a.m.

George Edward W. Scoggins
WASHINGTON, DC - George Edward W. Scoggins, born April 7, 1954 to the late Sam B. and Mary C. Scoggins, died in his home March 3, 2013.
The funeral will be conducted 12 p.m. Saturday in Chavis-Parker Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends 11:30 until 12 prior to the funeral in the funeral home.
He is survived by two sisters, Joan Jennings (Purcell) of MD. and Yvonne Scoggins of Carrboro, NC; a brother, Sam Scoggins of Washington, DC; and one uncle, Vernon Clayton of Roxboro, NC.
Interment: Bradsher Cemetery, Union Grove Church Road, Hurdle Mills, NC
Public viewing: Friday, 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. in Chavis-Parker Funeral Home.