August 23, 2013

Aug. 22, 2013 @ 05:14 PM

Mario “JOJO” Lorenzo Brillantes Ferido
DURHAM - Mario “JOJO” Lorenzo Brillantes Ferido, age 43, died unexpectedly in his Durham home on Monday, August 19. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, April A. Ferido of Durham; his children, Lorenz A. Ferido and April Jasmin Ferido of the home; his mother, Thelma Ferido; and four brothers.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered 10 a.m. Monday, August 26, from Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Fr. Larry Hayes, OFM, presiding. A private cremation service will follow at Hall-Wynne Crematory. 
Friends may visit Sunday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service in Durham. A reception immediately following the mass on Monday will be held in the gathering space at Immaculate Conception.
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Margaret Ballard Fogleman
DURHAM - Mrs. Margaret Ballard Fogleman, age 92, died Tuesday morning at the Hock Family Pavilion.
Born October 10, 1920 in Northhampton County, Virginia, Margaret was the daughter of the late Mark Clarence and Mary Susan Eichelberger Ballard. She was a graduate of Duke University where she majored in history and met her future husband.
Margaret became a permanent resident of Durham in the early 1950’s. Finding her true passion in teaching, she taught history at Northern High School for 20 years until her retirement in 1983. She was a past member of the Alpha Delta Kappa Teaching Sorority and the Current Book Club.
Margaret was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years. She later joined Mt. Sylvan United Methodist Church and was a member of the Dorothy Smith Circle and a past member of the Mt. Sylvan Seniors. 
A real people person, Margaret loved to share roses from her garden and baked goods from her kitchen. She also liked traveling and playing bridge. An avid fan, Margaret enjoyed watching Duke play basketball.
Surviving are her daughter, Gwen Fogleman Barham and husband, Bob, of Asheboro; and her granddaughter, Susan Barham of Raleigh. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Thomas Lee Fogleman, who died February 25, 1991. Also preceding her in death was her sister, Mary Frances Sherkey; and her brother, John E. Ballard.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Sylvan United Methodist Church, Rev. Stuart Milton, Rev. Lindsey Collins, and Rev. Mark Stephens officiating. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Annex B. The family will receive friends at the church from 1 to 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2700 North Roxboro Street, Durham, North Carolina 27704 or to Mt. Sylvan United Methodist Church, 5731 Roxboro Road, Durham, North Carolina 27712.
Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home is assisting the Fogleman family. Online condolences may be submitted to, select obituaries.

Angela Joyner French
DURHAM — Funeral Service for Angela Joyner French will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Emmanuel AME Church, 2018 Riddle Road, family visitation 1:30 to 2 p.m.
Survivors include: daughter, Alana Antoinette French; mother, Irene Joyner; sister, Ava Hunt; brothers, Larry McKoy (Elaine), Alton Joyner (Kimerla), Willie Joyner (Evangelina), Sherman Joyner (Sonia); three uncles; two aunts.
Public viewing today 12 to 7 p.m. at Fisher Funeral Parlor.

James Elwood Hayslett
DURHAM — James Elwood Hayslett was born January 26, 1926 in South Norfolk, Virginia to John Hayslett Sr., and Mattie Johnson Hayslett. After a very fruitful and enriched life, on August 16, 2013, he went to heaven to meet with his loving wife Beulah Inell Dudley Hayslett whom he married in July 1951.  
Mr. Hayslett received his early education in the Norfolk school system. In 1951 he received a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree, respectfully, from Howard University, Washington, DC in 1963. He was inducted into Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi, Inc., Howard University in 1950; and joined Beta Phi Graduate Chapter in 1971. 
He is survived by his daughter, Delbroah Jones and her husband, Robert; one granddaughter; one grandson; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother; two sisters; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at St. Joseph AME Church, 2521 Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC with Omega Service at 11:45 a.m., visitation at 12:15 p.m. and funeral service at 1 p.m. Internment will be at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.
Professional services entrusted to Scarborough & Hargett Funeral Home, 923-B Old Fayetteville Street Durham, NC 27701.

Kenneth A. Nichols
DURHAM - Mr. Kenneth A. Nichols, 71, died Wednesday at the VA Medical Center. Mr. Nichols was born in Durham Co., the son of the late Vestor Lee Nichols and the late Veola Ruby Cooley Nichols. He was a graduate of Southern High School, Durham and Kings College in Raleigh, NC. Mr. Nichols was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Vietnam War. He was employed at Duke University for 40 years as a General Maintenance Mechanic. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Lee Nichols; and a sister, Sybil Nichols Crabtree.
Mr. Nichols is survived by his wife, Patricia Caldwell Nichols; children, Katrina Nichols Walker and son-in-law, Henry Scott Walker, SSGT Tricia Caldwell Nichols, USAF Retired, and Kendra Nichols Jones and son-in-law, SFC Jesse Baynum Jones Jr.; grandchildren, Taylor Nicole Walker, Jessica Anne Jones, Nicholas Scott Walker, Kayla Lee Jones and Kenneth Patrick Jones; sisters, Frances Nichols Phillips of Durham and Rebecca Nichols Aiken of Timberlake; and brothers, Ronald Gray Nichols and Danny Lee Nichols, both of Durham.
Funeral services will be held Saturday 2 p.m. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church with Pastor Robert Weatherly officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home in Durham. 
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at

William Junior Parsons
DURHAM — Mr. William Junior Parsons, 85, “Dub Parsons”, passed from his earthly home on Wednesday afternoon, August 21, 2013. He was a member of Cedar Fork Baptist Church in Durham.
He was born to the late Lonnie and Lula Parsons in Clinton, on January 19, 1928 and was one of 12 children. He lived and worked in Clinton until 1959 when he moved to Durham and continued working as a carpenter. He loved to fish and playfully compete to see who could catch the first fish and the biggest fish.
He is survived by his loving wife, Doris Naylor Parsons, they would have celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on September 3, 2013; and his children, Gene Parsons (Pam), and Ann Parsons Eaton (Bill), of Clinton and Faye Parsons Green (Charlie) of Stem; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; and his loving cat, whom he named his “Buddy”.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 3 p.m. in the afternoon at Cedar Fork Baptist Church at 5117 South Miami Blvd, in Durham. Reverend Ron Zedrick will officiate.
The family will receive friends at Cedar Fork Baptist Church, at 2 p.m., one hour prior to funeral services. Burial will follow in Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery in Chatham County in Apex, N.C. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cedar Fork Baptist Church, 5117 South Miami Blvd, Durham, NC 27703.
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Agnes M. Shipman
DURHAM — Agnes M. Shipman, 78, a resident of 701 Audubon Lake Dr., died Tuesday at UNC Hospital. She was a native of Cumberland County. She was a retired employee of Burlington Industries.
She is survived by a husband, James E. Shipman, Fayetteville, NC; one daughter, Patricia McBryde, Durham, NC; three sons, Labon Robinson, Brooklyn, NY, James E. Robinson, Lumberton, NC and Darius Robinson, Durham, NC; three sisters, Ella J. Whitted, St. Paul. NC, Pearline Clark, Brooklyn, NY and Diane Kishun, Spring Lake, NC; one brother, John E. Clark, St. Paul, NC; 12 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. at Emanuel Temple Seventh Day Adventist Church by Pastor Melvyn W. Warfield. 
Burial will be in Glennview Cemetery. A viewing will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Scarborough & Hargett Funeral Home. The family will receive visitors at the home of Darius and Tracey Robinson, 705 Basil Dr.

Charlie Joseph Taylor
DURHAM - Charlie Joseph Taylor, 80, passed away Monday August 19, 2013 at home after a short battle with cancer.
He was born in Gladys, Va and moved to Durham, NC where he and his family worked at Erwin Mills. He lived in Durham over 50 years, where he owned and operated Southern Festivities catering in Durham before retiring to Oxford, where he operated The Whistlestop Cafe. He never met a stranger and loved to talk to everyone.
Charlie is survived by wife of 57 years, Anne Cash Taylor; two sons, Chris of the home, Mike and wife, Rose, of Roxboro, and his children, Niki Taylor of Louisburg, and Josh Taylor and wife, Jennifer, of Roxboro, NC.
He will be cremated and memorial services will be Saturday August 24, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Timberlake Baptist Church. A potluck Celebration of Life Service will be held after memorial service.
Flowers can be sent to the home or the day of service to church, or donations can be made to Duke Cancer in his honor. 

Ronald Jerry Cooke
CARRBORO — In loving memory of Ronald Jerry Cooke of Carrboro, NC who passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2013.
Mr Cooke is survived by his wife, Angela Cooke; son, Matthew Cooke; daughter, Samantha Cooke; grand son, Brody Cooke Miller;  his sisters, Linda Hopkins and husband, Ronnie Hopkins, Diana Shepherd and husband, Wayne Shepherd and their family.
A visitation service will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Walkers Funeral Home in Chapel Hill.