January 20, 2013

Jan. 19, 2013 @ 05:14 PM


DURHAM
Richard Wayne Bullard Sr.
DURHAM - Richard Wayne Bullard Sr., born March 30, 1937, in Durham Co., the son of William Oscar and Ruth Breeze Bullard. He attended Monroe High School and Wingate Jr. College High School and graduated from Lenoir Rhyne College in 1961. He served in the US Navy from 1954-1958. 
Resided in Durham from 1961-2005, Ashe Co. and Mebane from 2005 to present. He worked in the Research Triangle Park at Chemstrand, Union Carbide, Rhone-Poulenc and Bayer Crop Sciences.  
An avid rockhound and past President of the Central NC Mineral Club and managed the Club’s Gem & Mineral Show in Durham. 
Survived by his wife, Patsy Safrit Bullard, of China Grove; two sons, Richard W. Bullard Jr. and wife, Mary Helen, of Youngsville and William L. Bullard and wife, Ann, of China Grove; and one daughter, Dawn Bullard Salvatore and husband, Benjamin, of Mebane; 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. 
A founding member of Christus Victor Lutheran Church, Research Triangle Park, where the service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, January 26th, at 3 p.m.
Memorials to Hospice of Alamance Caswell or the North Carolina Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.


Dorothy “Dot” Hodges Page Driver
DURHAM - Dorothy “Dot” Hodges Page Driver, 85, passed away on Thursday, January, 17, 2013, after battling Parkinson’s Disease for many years. She was born on November 14, 1927 to William Edgar Hodges and Iola Barbee Hodges.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Emerson Page; sister, Estelle Hodnett Vaughn; and brother, Aubrey Hodges.
She is survived by her husband, Harold Lloyd Driver of the home; daughter, Cheryl Page Caddell (Jim). Dot was grandmother (Nana) to Kyle Caddell. She was stepmother to Gwen Driver Johnson (Jim), Brad Driver (Frankie) of Raleigh and Jeff Driver of Clemmons.
She graduated from Bethesda High School and married Emerson Page in 1946. Together they owned and operated Page’s Furniture Shop in Bethesda for over 30 years. They also raised and boarded horses at their farm on Page Road for many years. Dot was a charter member of Page Road Baptist Church, where she served faithfully since 1967.
The funeral will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at Page Road Baptist Church in Durham, officiated by the Rev. Michael Bond and Dr. Charles B. Parker Jr. Interment will be in Raleigh Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Larry Howard, Larry Sparrow, Lamond Hodges, Brad Driver, Jim Johnson and Jeff Driver.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home and other times at the home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Page Road Baptist Church, 1912 Page Road, Durham, NC 27703.
The family would also like to thank Jane Rhew and Helen (Libby) Smith for the loving and compassionate care they have provided for the past two years. Online condolences can be made at www.hudsonfuneralhome.com.

Anna H. Matthews
DURHAM – Anna H. Matthews, of Durham, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Peak Resources – Treyburn, in Durham. Born in Kentucky, Anna Mae was the daughter of the late William Thomas Hill and Minnie Lee Wade Hill. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Preston Matthews. Mrs. Matthews is a U.S. Army veteran, and she formerly worked in the healthcare field as a registered nurse.
Mrs. Matthews is survived by two sons, Tom Matthews and Larry “Matt” Matthews and wife, Ceil; three grandchildren, Joseph Matthews, Thomas “Hunter” Matthews Jr. and Beth Matthews Shout and husband, Neal; and two great-grandchildren, Jackson and Garrett Shout.
A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday at Rose of Sharon Baptist Church, Durham, with Rev. Jeff McCarthy officiating. Interment will be in the Rose of Sharon Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home, Durham.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Duke Homecare and Hospice, Office of Development, 4321 Medical Park Dr., Suite 101, Durham 27704.
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.


Juanita Warner "Nita" Pendergraft
DURHAM – Mrs. Juanita Pendergraft, of Durham, passed away Friday, January 18, 2013 at Duke University Medical Center. Born in Vance County, Juanita was the daughter of the late Clemmouth D. Warner and Julia A. Case Warner. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 64 years, Austin R. Pendergraft; a daughter, Cookie D. Pendergraft; and a brother, Cecil L. Baldwin.  Mrs. Pendergraft was a homemaker.
Mrs. Pendergraft was a dedicated and loving Mother to her children. She was an avid Duke fan and enjoyed cooking and golf. She was a member of St. Paul Methodist Church.
Mrs. Pendergraft is survived by her loving children, Don R. Pendergraft, Matt G. Pendergraft and wife, Jackie, A. Reide Pendergraft, all of Durham, and Charlotte P. Mejia, of Myrtle Beach, S.C; and a granddaughter, Kristy Blank, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Memorial Park in the old mausoleum with Rev. Mark Stephens officiating.
The family would like to thank Leslie Green, CNA, for her devoted and loving care of Juanita for the past six years. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2700 N. Roxboro St., Durham 27704.
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.

Ronald "Top" Wrenn Reed
DURHAM - Funeral services for Ronald “Top” Wrenn Reed, 65, will be held at Noon Wednesday at Mount Zion Christian Church, 3519 Fayetteville Street. Family visitation, 1 hour prior to service.
He was a United States Air Force veteran and a Customer Service Manager at WalMart.
Survivors include three daughters, Misti Reed-Harris, Ronda Reed, Janel Beverley (Sammy); two sons, Michael Reed (Karli), Sean Parker; a sister, Helen Reed Monroe; a brother, Day F. Reed Jr.; an aunt, Alene Hinson; a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Viewing, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Fisher Funeral Parlor.


Nathaniel “Nat” Turrentine
DURHAM — Funeral services for Nathaniel “Nat” Turrentine, 80, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Calvary United Church of Christ, 1715 Athens Street. Family visitation, 1 hour prior to service.
Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Turrentine-Bowe (James); a brother, Ernest Turrentine; grandchildren, Kim Taylor, Twyla McLean, James Bowe; great grandchildren, Ajiri, Malwood (Tre’), Tamya; special niece, Melodie Scarborough (Scottie); special nephews, Samuel and Logan Scarborough; Goddaughter, Dionne Johnson; Godsons, Richard Warfield, Eddie DeSantis.
Viewing, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Monday at Fisher Funeral Parlor.

GRANVILLE
Margaret Pratt Lathan
STEM — Margaret Pratt Lathan, 92, a longtime resident of Granville County, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013 at her home in Stem, N.C.
A native of Anson County, North Carolina, the daughter of the late John and Rosa Moore Pratt, a member of Community United Methodist Church in Butner and a retired Registered Nurse of Murdoch Center. 
Graveside Services will be conducted Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor by Rev. Jessie Larkins.
Surviving are two daughters, Margaret “Peggy” Lathan of Charlotte, Susan Jackson (Jerry) of Stem; a sister, Ernestine Ratliff of Anson County; two grandchildren, Wayne Jackson (Kim), Stacey Honeycutt (Bryan), both of Oxford; a great granddaughter, Krystal Parrish; and two great grandsons, Daniel and Thomas Honeycutt. She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Daniel Earl Lathan; a sister, Eva Riccio; and two brothers, Carroll and John Pratt.
Visitation will be held at her home in Stem, N.C.
Flowers accepted, or memorials may be made to Community United Methodist Church, 507 West “E” Street, Butner, North Carolina 27509.
Online condolences may be submitted to www.eakesfuneralhome.com. Select obits.
Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor assisting the Lathan Family.


ORANGE
Earl Ivan Brown II
CHAPEL HILL— Earl Ivan Brown II, 95, died on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. Earl was born in Carrollton, Ga. to Ralph S. and Gertrude Chandler Brown on February 15, 1917.
Earl married Anna Mercer Taylor of Southport, N.C. on June 30, 1941 and shared a wonderful life together for over 60 years. 
Earl was a life member and past president of Durham Engineers Club; Life Member of American Society of Civil Engineers and past President of the NC Section of ASCE; Past President of the S.E. Section of the American Society for Engineering Education. He was named “Civil Engineer of the Year” in 1981 by NC Section of ASCE. Earl graduated with a B.S. from V.M.I.; M.S. from NC State; Ph.D. from the University of Texas. Awarded the first PH.D. in civil engineering South of the Mason Dixon Line.  After serving in the army during WWII, he began a teaching career at NC State and later at Ga. Tech. He was named Professor and head of CE at Auburn in 1954, later appointed J.A. Jones Professor and Chairman of civil engineering at Duke where he retired in 1981. On leave from the Duke faculty, he was a visiting Professor from 1964-65 at Liverpool University in England and in 1974 at Watersrand University in Republic of South Africa. He retired from the US Army active duty military reserve as a Lt. Colonel in 1962.
Internationally, he was known for his research and development of pre-stressed concrete design and fabrication. His biography has been included in several editions of “Personalities of the South”, Dictionary of International Biographies and “Who’s Who in America”. Earl was a longtime member of Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, he taught The Home Builders SS Class for a number of years. Later he was a member and served as president of the Spence-Kale Bible Class, he was an official member of the Board and served as Chair of the Commission on Education and of the Council of Ministries.
Earl is survived by his daughter, Anne Brown Moody of N.C.; sons, Ralph E. Brown of Fla., Earl I. Brown III of N.C.; grandchildren, Diane Bilotta, Wesley Brown, Mary King, Steven Brown, Marc Houyoux, Charles Houyoux; twelve great grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph A. Brown of N.M. and Malcolm H. Brown of Ind. Earl is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, William C. Brown.
A memorial service will be offered 2 p.m. Sunday, January 27, 2013 from Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 2016 Mount Carmel Church Road, Chapel Hill 27517. Burial will be at the Old Smithville Burying Ground in Southport, N.C. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Earl’s name may be made to the Carolina Meadows Inc. -- Remembrance & Gift Fund, 100 Carolina Meadows, Chapel Hill 27517 or The Good Samaritan Fund of Duke Memorial Methodist Church, 504 W. Chapel Hill Street, Durham 27701.
The Brown family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Durham. Online memorials, www.hallwynne.com select obituaries.

PERSON
Henry Barnett “Peter” Carver Jr.
ROXBORO — Henry Barnett “Peter” Carver Jr., age 82, of 168 Summit Street, Roxboro, died Friday evening, January 18, 2013 at Person Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Carver was a native of Person County, son of the late Henry Barnett and Jeanette Cole Carver and husband of more than 6o years to Sue Clayton Carver who survives. He was retired from Tultex Mills with more than 45 years of service, enjoyed doing lawn mower repair and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Darnell Carver and wife, Vickie, of Roxboro, Jackie Carver and wife, Glynda, of Bedford, Va., Tracey Carver and wife, Donna, of Roxboro; daughter, Nita Poindexter and husband, James, of Semora; brother, Randy Carver; sister, Maxine Cash; nine grandchildren, Jay Poindexter, Mandy Hill, Stephen Poindexter, Travis Poindexter, Allison Barker, Clayton Carver, Brittany Carver, Joanna Carver, Amber Carver; two great grandchildren, Claire and Chase Poindexter.
Mr. Carver is preceded in death by a brother, Jackie Carver; and a granddaughter, Beth Carver. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, January 20, 2013 in the Strickland Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Ben Durand. Interment will follow in the Person Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday, January 20, one hour prior to the service at the funeral home and other times at the home.
Pallbearers will be Clayton Carver, Chase Poindexter, Jay Poindexter, Stephen Poindexter, Travis Poindexter and Reginald Strange.
Flowers are acceptable, or memorial contributions may be made to the North Roxboro Baptist Church General Fund, 115 School Street, Roxboro 27573.        
Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home, 1314 North Main Street, Roxboro 27573. Online condolences may be made at stricklandfhroxboro.com.


ELSEWHERE
Veronica Ann Caldwell
HAGERSTOWN, MD. - Veronica Ann Caldwell, 46, of Hagerstown, Maryland, died Thursday, January 17, 2013 at her home.
Born August 29, 1966, in Canton, Ohio, she was the daughter of Ronald P. and Agnes M. Baker Harbert of Lincolnton, North Carolina.
She was a graduate of The University of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill with a B.S. degree in speech communication and political science, and a graduate of Regis University in Denver, Colo. with a Master's degree in Information technology management.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Michael David Caldwell; a brother, Chris Harbert of Lincolnton; aunt, Virginia Zufall of Canton, Ohio; uncles, Dennis Close and wife, Pamela, of North Canton, Ohio and Thomas Harbert of Canton, Ohio; great aunt and uncle, Clementine Bourquin of Canton, Ohio and Herbert Kuepfer and wife, Betty, of Grafton, Ohio.
A memorial service will be held in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in the spring.
There will be no viewing.
Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 East Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, Maryland.
Online condolences are accepted at www.minnichfh.com.

Barden Winstead
May 22, 1922 – January 18, 2013
NASHVILLE, NC — Barden Winstead, age 90, native of Roxboro, NC, and recently a resident of Autumn Care of Nashville, NC, died January 18, 2013.  Barden was preceded in death by his parents, Kate Barden Winstead and Samuel Garland Winstead and his siblings Samuel Garland Winstead, Jr., Samuel Byrd Winstead, Fletcher Merritt Winstead, Katherine Winstead Craven, Suzanne Winstead Wilson, and Ida Winstead Taylor.  His surviving sister is Eleanor Winstead Cooke of Greensboro, NC.  Barden is survived by his children Barden Winstead, Jr and wife Molly of Rocky Mount, NC, Kate Winstead Hodge and husband Ben of Winston Salem, NC, and Alexander McIver Winstead and wife Anne of Lynchburg, VA.  He is survived by his grandchildren Anne Garland Winstead of San Francisco, CA, Allison Laughery Winstead of Columbia, SC, John McMillan Hodge of Boone, NC, Eleanor Winstead Hodge of Winston Salem, NC, Ian Young Winstead and William Alexander Winstead, both of Lynchburg, VA.  He is also survived by his former wife, Lois McIver Winstead of Roxboro, NC.  In addition, Barden is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins all of whom meant a great deal to him. 
Barden graduated from Roxboro High School and The Darlington School and entered The University of North Carolina where his education was interrupted by his service in the US Army in World War II.  Upon completion of his military service, he returned to Chapel Hill where he graduated from UNC in 1948.  He then obtained a graduate degree in social work from Tulane University.  After serving in The American Red Cross in Korea and Japan, he returned to his hometown of Roxboro, where he raised his family.  He spent most of his career as a social worker at John Umstead Hospital in Butner, NC and retired as an employee of the State of North Carolina.  He was a member of Long Memorial United Methodist Church where he taught the men’s Sunday school class for several years. 
Barden participated for many years on the senior circuit of the North Carolina Tennis Association where he formed lifelong friendships with many of his competitors.   He was an avid fan of all North Carolina Tar Heel sporting events.  One of his favorite pastimes was maintaining and playing on the Winstead family red clay tennis court established by his family in the 1930s. 
A graveside service will be held Monday, January 21st, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Birchwood Cemetery in Roxboro, NC.  The family will receive and visit with friends afterwards at a luncheon at The Homestead Restaurant.   
Arrangements are being handled by Cremation Society of the Carolinas and Brooks and White Funeral Home of Roxboro, NC.  Memorial gifts may be made in his memory to The Sam G. Winstead, Jr. Scholarship #1643 at The University of North Carolina, PO Box 309, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
The family wishes to thank the entire staff at Autumn Care of Nash for the special care and love they provided.