August 24, 2013

Aug. 23, 2013 @ 05:08 PM

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.

Willard J. Goodson
DURHAM — Mr. Willard J. Goodson, 73 of Durham, transitioned on Wednesday, August 21, after a courageous battle with Cancer.
Mr. Goodson was the son of the late Rev. Joseph Ivan Goodson and the late Ophelia Magnolia Hall-Goodson. He is survived by his wife, Joan W. Goodson; two children, son, Daron Goodson (Latifa Eddarkaoui) of Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and daughter, Sharon G. Britton (Reginald Sr.) of Plano, Texas; six grandchildren, Saufeeya, Rukayya, and Maryam Goodson, all of Dubai and United Arab Emirates, Reginald Jr., Kendall and Quincy Britton, all of Plano, Texas; and 13 siblings, Susan Smith, Theodore Goodson, both of Raleigh, Deacon Isaiah Goodson of Clayton, Gladys Goodson and Mildred Hunter (Arnette), both of Rocky Mount, Janet Robinson of Williamsville, NY, Charles Goodson of Clayton, Charlotte Sides of Winston-Salem, Douglas Goodson (Janice) of Raleigh, Sally Alston (Wesley) of Garner, Frances Knowles (Jonathan), Shelia Thompson (George), and Sandra Goodson, all of Raleigh.
Arrangements by Haywood Funeral Home, Raleigh. (919) 832-2835

Chester Alan Morris
DURHAM — Mr. Chester Alan Morris, 59, died Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at his home. He is the son of the late Donald and Elenor Morris. Mr. Morris was employed at a prosthodontist.
He is survived by his step-sons, Gary Ferrell, Brent Ferrell and wife, Christy, Dwayne Ferrell; grandchildren, Chris Ferrell, Caitlyn Ferrell, Alley Ferrell, Elizabeth Ferrell; nephew, Jeffery Morris and wife, Paige and daughter, Caitlyn Morris.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at

Jerry Stephen Mobley
July 11, 1955 – August 21, 2013

LOUISBURG – Jerry Stephen Mobley, 58, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. He was born in Tarboro, N.C., on July 11, 1955.
The lines above reveal more than just the birth of Steve Mobley and the far-too-soon loss of his life here. They are ripe with the fullness and depth of a wonderful journey as he saw it – a life of study, consideration and respect for the gift he knew it to be. Steve followed his bliss, and life opened its doors to him. He was an agribusinessman and owner, with his wife, of Meadow Lane Farm in Louisburg.
Agriculture was the thread that ran through all his work. That passion started at a young age. In 1974, he received three National AQHA All-Around honors and captured the Youth Register of Merit, riding proudly on horse “Whit’s Lucky Bob.” He worked in Franklin County with the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service from 1986 to 1988, and in that short time, he was recognized for outstanding service to Franklin County citizens. A magna cum laude graduate of N.C. State University with a master’s degree in animal science from Oklahoma State, Steve went on to work for the N.C. Department of Agriculture as a livestock (equine) marketing specialist. He retired from the state in 2006.
In recent years, he was dedicated to work and service at the Durham Farmers Market. He served as president of the board of directors and as a board member. He loved his customers and especially loved to encourage and guide small farmers. He was a producer and owner of champion Australian shepherd dogs, horses, beef cattle and meat goats.
Steve was a philosopher in his own right, enjoying poetry and words of wisdom. He read widely and studied N.C. history. He loved nature, especially the ocean, and taking time to reflect on the world around him. An avid gardener, he took great joy in cooking and entertaining for family and friends, to whom he was devoted.
He was preceded in death by parents, John Walter Mobley Jr. and Shirley Mae Rose Mobley of Raleigh. He is survived by the love of his life, Martha Leonard Mobley of the home; three brothers, John Mobley of Richmond, Va., Joe Mobley (Kathleen) of Raleigh, and Phil Mobley (Carol) of Raleigh; and nieces and nephews, Quinton Leonard IV, Greg Mobley, Leigh Mobley, Walker Mobley, Sara Mobley, and John Mobley.
A memorial service will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Leonard Farm homeplace, 571 Leonard Farm Road, Louisburg. The family will receive friends at the home at all times.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the “Steve Mobley Small Farmer Scholarship Fund,” c/o Marie Boyette, BB&T, P.O. Box 464, Louisburg, NC 27549.
Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg,