Obituaries, June 25, 2014

Jun. 24, 2014 @ 05:05 PM


Angela “Angie” Virginia Moore
DURHAM — Ms. Angela “Angie” Virginia Moore, 56, of 1507 Savannah Place, Apt. 103, Durham, NC, passed away June 23, 2014 at the Hospice Home of Alamance Caswell.
She was the daughter of Mr. David Moore, Sr. and Mrs. Maggie Jane McAdoo Moore, both deceased.
Survivors include her brother, Mr. David Moore, Jr. of Burlington; two sisters, Adrienne M. Bigelow (Dontá) of Graham and Donzella Jones of Newburg, NY.
She was a member of Emmanuel AME Church, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. and was employed with Duke Medical Center.
Services celebrating the life of Angie will be held at 1pm on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Morgantown Baptist Church. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the services and at other times the family will be at the home of her sister, Adrienne M. Bigelow, 1371 Pebble Dr., Graham. Public viewing will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, June 25 from 1-9pm.
Burial will follow the services in North Lawn Cemetery.
Email condolences may be sent to
Support and services for the Moore family are being furnished by Sharpe Funeral Home, Inc.


Joshua Allen Binder
GRAHAM — Joshua Allen Binder, 28, of Graham, North Carolina, went to be with His Lord on June 22, 2014. Josh was born in Chapel Hill on October 27, 1985. Josh died doing what he loved, riding his motorcycle. He loved music, cooking, working on motorcycles, and was an animal lover. Josh was a very outgoing, loving person; he never met a stranger--especially children.
Josh is survived by his fiancée Janna Shoffner; his mother Linda and step-father Andy Campbell of Chapel Hill and estranged father Michael David Binder of Washington state; brother Jonathon Charles (JC) Binder of Chapel Hill; half-brothers and -sisters; grandparents Charles and Glenda Mauer of Chapel Hill and Vern and Nancy Binder of Washington state; Aunt Brenda and husband Scott Meriwether of Youngsville; and many cousins.
The visitation will be Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 10:00 am. Following visitation, the service will be at 11:00 am. All services will be held at Antioch Baptist Church, 1707 White Cross Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516. The family would like to extend an invitation to join them in the fellowship hall for refreshments after interment.
Flowers and memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church.


James Joseph (Jim) Mullen
CHAPEL HILL — Jim Mullen, 91, of Chapel Hill, died peacefully May 26, 2014 at UNC Hospitals with his family at his side. He leaves behind his wife of 69 years, Dorothy Muir Mullen, of Carolina Meadows in Chapel Hill.
Jim was the founder of the Advertising specialization within the UNC-CH School of Journalism and Mass Communication, where he taught from 1959 until his retirement in 1986. His faculty colleagues credit him with the growth of the school’s prominence in advertising, one of the school’s largest programs today.
In 2006, he was inducted into the N.C. Advertising Hall of Fame. The journalism school named its James J. Mullen Outstanding Senior in Advertising Award in his honor.
Before joining the UNC faculty, Jim taught at the University of Illinois, the University of Nebraska, the University of Minnesota and St. Thomas College. He also worked as a copywriter for the Leo Burnett and J. Walter Thompson advertising agencies in Chicago.
A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, Jim earned his bachelor’s, masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Minnesota. He also attended Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania.
Born on Veteran’s Day (1922) and died on Memorial Day, Jim was a proud veteran of World War II, where he served as a LTJG in the U.S. Navy. In 2012, he participated in the Flight of Honor program, which flew WWII veterans to Washington, DC, to view the memorial built in their honor.
Jim was an avid Tar Heel fan, keen golfer,crossword puzzle enthusiast and accomplished player of duplicate bridge. In his retirement, he volunteered with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA), which offers free tax preparation assistance to needy taxpayers. He also volunteered with the Inter-faith Council for Social Service in Chapel Hill.
Outside of teaching, Jim’s main interest was travelling the world with his beloved wife, Dorothy. Together the Mullens visited all 50 states and more than 70 countries on five continents. Favorite destinations were Turkey, Mexico, New Zealand, Bali, Thailand and the United Kingdom. They celebrated their retirement with a 123-day totally independent (no tours) trek around the world.
Jim was predeceased by his parents, George A. Mullen and ZitaMcCollow Mullen.
He is survived by his wife and their four children and spouses, Martha Haswell (Joel), Jack Mullen (Fran Friday), Bill Mullen, and Ken Mullen (Beth), all of Chapel Hill. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Ross Haswell, Miranda Shook, Elaine Haswell, Walker Mullen, Mark Mullen, and one great-grandchild, Wiley Shook. Jim’s brother, Thomas Mullen of Rolling Hills Estates, CA, also survives.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Carolina Meadows. The service will be conducted by the Rev. Robert Dunham in the Fairways Gallery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Jim Mullen Scholarship Fund at the UNC-CH School of Journalism and Mass Communication, to the Inter-faith Council for Social Service, or to a charity of your choice.


Coy Rigsbee
TIMBERLAKE — Coy Rigsbee, 69, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014 at Person Memorial Hospital. He was born and reared in Durham County to the late Coy Jackson Rigsbee, Sr. and the late Annie Mabel Chappell Rigsbee. Mr. Rigsbee served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War, he married in 1963 and recently celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary. He owned and operated Rigsbee Wall Covering.
Mr. Rigsbee is survived by his wife, Claudia Rigsbee; daughters, Billie Roberts and husband, Marty of Timberlake, and Penny Hatch of Chapel Hill; son, Troy Rigsbee and girlfriend, Angela Parrish of Creedmoor; 3 sisters; 3 brothers and 5 grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the home on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at 639 CC Andrews Road in Timberlake.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc., in Durham, N.C. Online condolences may be made at


Cynthia Marie Morris Howard
FUQUAY VARINA — Cynthia Marie Morris Howard, 51, of Fleming Loop Road, Fuquay Varina, passed away suddenly Saturday, June 21 at her home. Cynthia was the loving mother of Trevor and Allie Howard, step-mother of John Jr. (Diane) and Jody Howard, Mema of Zachary and Collin Howard, and sister of Valerie Morris. She was predeceased by her husband, Johnny Howard, and her parents, Ruth and Fred Morris. She was a loving niece, cousin, and friend to many; a passionate lover of animals, especially her dogs. She previously worked as a veterinary assistant and performed as a singer in dinner theatre. A visitation will be held Thursday, June 26 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Williford Funeral Home in Fuquay Varina and a funeral service on Friday, June 27 at 1:00 pm at Calvary UMC at 304 E. Trinity Avenue, Durham, NC 27701. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Dog and Cat Cancer Fund at