Obituaries, June 21, 2014

Jun. 20, 2014 @ 05:23 PM


Katie Doris Daye
DURHAM — Ms. Katie Doris Daye went to be with our Heavenly Father on June 17, 2014.
She leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Dennis McMurray and Stewart McMurray of the home, four sisters, one brother, one sister-in-law, three grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be at Holloway Memorial Funeral Home, Monday at 2:00 pm, with visitation at 1:00pm.

Wiley F. Neal, Jr.
DURHAM — Mr. Wiley F. Neal, Jr. departed this life Tues., June 17, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro. Mr. Neal served as Teacher and Assistant Principal in the Durham City Schools (now Durham Public Schools) and retired in 1983.
He leaves to cherish memories of his life his wife of 40 years, Arline Parker Neal of the home; a daughter, Sandra Neal; two sisters, Pauline N. Bullock and Marie N. Gresham; one brother, Willard Neal, Sr.; a stepson, Paul B. Smith; a stepdaughter, Cheryl Smith Christophe; nieces, nephews, and many loving extended family members and friends. Mr. Neal is predeceased by his parents, two sisters and two brothers.
Funeral Services will be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2620 E. Weaver St., Tuesday, June 24th. The body will lie in state from 11:00 to !2:00. The Funeral Service will begin at 12:00 noon.

Leonard Williams
DURHAM — Mr. Leonard Williams, 89, passed away Friday, June 20, 2014 at UniHealth PAC of Durham. He was born in Angier and was the son of the late Edward James Williams and Eula B. Wheeley Williams. He was retired from the American Tobacco Company and was a veteran of the US Navy having served during World War II and the Korean War.
Mr. Williams is survived by his daughter, Cathy Denise Taylor and husband, Mark of Bahama; sister, Aphia Young; and grandson, Bret Lee Taylor and wife, Amanda. He is also survived by several nieces.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, 2 p.m. at Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12 to 2 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc., in Durham, N.C. Online condolences may be made at

Clarence Yelverton
DURHAM — Clarence Yelverton, age 76, of 118 Southerland St,, Durham, formerly of Wilson, passed away on Thursday. Funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 pm at Union Baptist Church, 904 N. Roxboro St., Durham.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Carrons Funeral Home. Condolences may be directed to


Christos (Chris) Constantinos Katsiagianis
CHAPEL HILL — Christos (Chris) Constantinos Katsiagianis, Esq., 63, left this Earth in the company of family and friends to be reunited with his loved ones and the communion of saints on June 19, 2014. He is survived by Wendy Jo (Conklin) Katsiagianis, his wife of 32 years, and Constantinos (Ntinos) Christos Katsiagianis, his son. He was preceded in death by his father Constantinos (Gus) Christos Katsiagianis, his mother Maryoula (Mary) MarkosKatsiagianis, and his stepfather, whom he considered a second father, DemitriosKocoronis. Others who loved Chris in this lifetime include his best friend George (Tamara) Spirakis, Diane (Dennis) Duggan, Nicole Jimos, Alex Tsironis, Francis (Frannie) Benton, Cathy Beckwith; godson Jordan G. Spirakis, along with many other godchildren; brother-in-law William Edward (Bill) Conklin; and sisters-in-law Nadine Marie (Conklin) Seemann and Michelle Louise (Conklin) Wright.
Born in Warrenton, NC, Chris faced the tragic loss of his father when he was only five months old. Returning to his parents’ homeland, Chris lived in Karpenisi, Greece until he was eight years old. He then rejoined his mother and his stepfather in Charlotte, NC. After high school, Chris enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. He served his country during the Vietnam years and received an honorable discharge. Chris earned his undergraduate degree from UNC-Charlotte, after which he attended North Carolina Central University School of Law. As a law student he completed courses at Duke University School of Law through the consortium program, and abroad at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki School of Law in the area of international law. Chris attained his Juris Doctorate in 1987. That same year, Chris passed the Bar in Pennsylvania and began practicing immigration law. From 1991 to 1993, he served as Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia, PA. After leaving the DA’s office, Chris continued to practice law in North Carolina. A member of the Pennsylvania Bar and of the National Lawyers Guild - Immigration Project, Chris was authorized to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Federal District Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the 3rd and 4th U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the U.S. The practice of immigration law is Federal; thus, Christos was permitted to assist his clientele wherever located throughout the nation and the world. In all, Chris’ practice spanned 27 years.
Chris was a member of St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, where he served as a member of AHEPA and also taught Sunday school. In his free time, Chris loved reading, listening to music, watching movies, and enjoying time with family and friends.
The family will welcome friends 4-6 PM Sunday at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, with the funeral at 6:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the 529 college fund for the education of Chris’ son: Acct #540479096-001 or to the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center, On-line memorials: