Obituaries, April 1, 2014

Mar. 31, 2014 @ 05:27 PM


Elnora Inez Jenkins
DURHAM — Elnora Inez Jenkins, 85, daughter of the late Charlie Jenkins and Macie Evans. She was preceded in death by William O. Simmons and Floyd Tate. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving sister Julia Jenkins Ashford and a host of nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be held today, April 1, 2014, at Holloway Memorial Funeral Home at 6:00pm.

Nathaniel McLaughlin, Sr.
DURHAM — Memorial services for Nathaniel McLaughlin, Sr., will be held Thursday, April 3 at 11 a.m. at Bell-Yeager FWB Church, 128 E. Cornwallis Rd., with the family visitation being held 30 minutes prior to service.
He was preceded in death by his son, Barry McLaughlin.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Dorothy "Dot" L. McLaughlin; one daughter, Jennifer M. McLaughlin; 2 sons Nathaniel McLaughlin Jr. and Allan Smith (Dorothy); one brother, two sisters, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Public viewing will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Arrangements entrusted to Fisher Funeral Parlor.

Jeffrey Leonartis McNeil
DURHAM — Jeffrey Leonartis McNeil, 55, departed his life on March 28, 2014.
He is survived by his loving wife, Deborah McNeil; six children; four grandchildren; one sister; and a large extended family.
Funeral services will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at World Overcomers Christian Church, Durham, with visitation at 12:00 p.m.
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.

Kathleen Ridgeway Brooks

CHAPEL HILL - Kathleen Ridgeway Brooks (11/13/24-3/28/14) passed away peacefully at WhiteStone/The Masonic and Eastern Star Home in Greensboro NC, surrounded by loved ones.
Kathleen was born in Honea Path, SC., was preceded in death by her husband Clyde Kenneth Brooks, Jr. and her parents Robert Talmedge Ridgeway and Ruth Ridgeway of Princeton SC. Also two brothers, Bill and Joe Ridgeway, of Friendship, SC.
She is survived by two daughters, Kay Brooks Alley (Mrs. David) of Richmond VA and Ann Brooks Marlow (Mrs. Doug) of Pittsboro NC, 4 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson. Also survived by 3 sisters, Marcelle Black (Mrs. Guy) of Friendship SC, Bobbie Leopard (Mrs. Charles) of Greenville, SC and Peggy Ridgeway of Belton, SC.
Kathleen lived in Chapel Hill from 1946 to 1950 while "Sonny" was a UNC student, then returning later to co-own and manage the Village Answering Service. Before retiring she was the proud house mother at Zeta for almost 10 years. She was a member of Carrboro Baptist Church, often enjoying the position of church hostess, and later Farrington Road Baptist Church. Kathleen was an active member of the University chapter of Eastern Star, holding the position of Worthy Matron from 1977-78. Also an active supporter of the OES Camp Rainbow in Boone, NC. She was never happier than being surrounded by young people. She was also an active member of the Altrusa Club of Chapel Hill.
A memorial service will be held at WhiteStone/The Masonic and Eastern Star Home in Greensboro on Sunday, April 6th at 3pm. Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Sunday, May 3rd at Farrington Road Baptist Church, Farrington Road and Rt 54, Chapel Hill, with a reception following in the church social hall. Interment following at approximately 3:30pm at the Chapel Hill cemetery, Rt 54 (Raleigh Rd) and Country Club Road
The family wishes to thank the staff at WhiteStone and Hospice Care of Greensboro for their kind and comforting care for Kathleen in the 12+ years she lived there.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to WhiteStone/ Masonic and Eastern Star Home, 700 S. Holden Road, Greensboro NC 27407, Camp Rainbow, 337 Camp Rainbow Road, Boone NC 28607 or Farrington Road Baptist Church, 5936 Farrington Road, Chapel Hill NC 27517.