October 16, 2013
Ruth Elizabeth Holloway
DURHAM - Mrs. Ruth Elizabeth Holloway, 93, passed October 10, 2013 at Duke University Medical Center.
Funeral services will take place on Friday, October 18, 2013, at 1 p.m. at West Durham Baptist Church, 1901 Athens St., Durham, NC. A visitation will be held one hour prior to service.
Services are entrusted to Scarborough and Hargett Memorial Chapels and Gardens.
Christine Hester Taft (Polly)
DURHAM - Christine Hester Taft (Polly) went home to be with the Lord on October 14, 2013.
She is survived by her husband, Clifton Taft; three children, Anthony Hester of California, Clifton and Tony Hester of Durham, NC, nine grandchildren, two brothers and three sisters.
The wake will be held at Holloway Memorial Funeral Home on Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 7 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be Friday, October 18, 2013 at The New Shiloh Holiness Church, 2507 South Alston Ave, at 1 p.m.
Warren Jerome Thompson "Thomp"
DURHAM — Mr. Warren Jerome Thompson "Thomp", 61, departed his life on Friday morning, October 11, 2013.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Shelia Thompson; daughter, Jasmine Ballard (EL); son, Marcus Thompson; two grandchildren, Nyla and Elianna; his parents, Rev. and Mrs. James L. Thompson; and sisters, Ms. Stephanie Thompson and Rev. Delores Mingo; five brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Antioch Baptist Church, 1415 Holloway St. at 1 p.m. with visitation at 12 noon.
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.
Jamae H. Warren
DURHAM - Mrs. Jamae H. Warren, 56, passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at her home. She was born in Durham County to the late Herald and Mary Ellen Russell Hosner. Jamae was a lifelong resident of Durham and a member of the Sink-Sisson-Moore Sunday School Class at Grey Stone Church. She is a 1979 graduate from Greensboro College and obtained a Master’s Degree in 2002 from UNC-Chapel Hill. Jamae was employed with the Durham Public Schools for 25 years, and for the past eight years she was an employee of the NC Department of Juvenile Justice.
Jamae was a loving and devoted wife, mother and friend. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Rick Warren; daughters, Jennifer Warren Finch and husband, Wade; Marykathryn Warren Murray and husband, Blake; and son, Russell Jamaeson Warren, all of Durham.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Grey Stone Church with Dr. Clay Waters and Dr. Malbert Smith Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Dr. John Soper, the 6th floor UNC Women’s Hospital staff and Duke Hospice for their assistance during Jamae’s long, courageous battle with cancer.
Flowers are acceptable, or donations may be made to the Grey Stone Church Legacy Center, 2601 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, 27705.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.
Mary Coley Ingold
STEM — Mary Coley Ingold, of Stem, NC, passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2013. She was born November 2, 1930 in Stem to Nelson L. and Salena Flowler Coley, who preceded her in death. Her loving husband, Sidney Ingold, also preceded her in death.
Mary Frances is survived by sister-like friends, Wilma Tunstall, Patricia Elliott and Iris Farabow, who are long time friends who have been faithful to her through all these years. Gail Robertson has been a true friend and an extra, extra special care giver for the last six years. Special thanks to all the care givers. A number of cousins and many friends also survive Mary.
Mary worked for the state for 30 years as an executive secretary. She was a loyal member of Stem United Methodist Church where she participated in the UMW and over the years held office in most of the committees of the church. She and Sidney were instrumental in helping start the Ruritan Club in Stem. Traveling was something she and Sidney enjoyed. They would hook up their travel trailer and off they would go. Many people have been recipients of Mary’s talents. She enjoyed making different crafts over the years, including Christmas ornaments and quite a few afghans.
Funeral services will be held at the Stem United Methodist on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. by Reverend Brock Meyers. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2 p.m., prior to service, at the Ruritan Building in Stem for visiting as well as lunch for all who can come.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Stem United Methodist Church, c/o Sandra Beasley, 2070 Sanders Road, Stem, NC 27581.
Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home in Oxford is assisting the Ingold family. For online condolences, go to www.hallwynne.com and select obituaries.
Bobbie Grace Currin Jackson
CREEDMOOR - Bobbie Grace Currin Jackson, 80, a longtime resident of Granville County, passed away Monday, October 14, 2013 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh.
A native of Onslow County, the daughter of the late Trupe and Ruby Weaver Currin and the widow of John Furman Jackson Jr. She was a lifetime member of Fellowship Baptist Church and co-owner of Dutchville Builders in Creedmoor.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Friday, October 18, 2013 in the Eakes Funeral Chapel in Creedmoor by Rev. Dan Hill. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor.
Surviving are two daughters, Jan Jackson Faircloth (Jacky) of Swansboro, Lorrie Jean Jackson Moss of Creedmoor; two sisters, Edna Currin Erickson of Raleigh, Martha Currin Whitfield of West Palm Beach, Fla.; a brother, C.W. Currin Sr. of Creedmoor; two grandchildren, Kevin Faircloth (Allison), Kara Faircloth Metcalf(Kevin); three great grandchildren and her longtime caregiver, Dorothy Snow. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mamie Alice Currin, Carolyn Currin Turner; and a brother, Dan Currin.
Flowers accepted, or memorials may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church, 1512 Beaver Dam Road, Creedmoor, NC 27522 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 3739 National Drive, Suite 110, Raleigh, NC 27609.
Visitation will be held Friday, October 18, 2013 from 10—11 a.m. prior to the funeral service at the Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor.
Online condolences can be made to www.eakesfuneralhome.com. Select obits.
Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor is assisting the Jackson Family.
David Eric Eifrig
CHAPEL HILL — David Eric Eifrig, 78, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2013. He was born in Oak Park, Illinois and graduated from Carleton College in 1956. He was a loving husband, father, and a retired ophthalmologist.
He attended medical school at The Johns Hopkins University and residency in Surgery and Ophthalmology at The Wilmer Eye Institute in Baltimore, Maryland from 1956-1967. He was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and served in the Medical Corps from 1962-64. His retina fellowship was served in Los Angeles at The Jules Stein Eye Institute from 1967-68.
Dr. Eifrig began practicing ophthalmology in 1968 in Lexington, Kentucky. He later moved his family to Minnesota and practiced there from 1970 to 1977, becoming Associate Professor. He moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 1977 where he founded the UNC School of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology. He was the chairman of the department from then until his retirement in 2000.
Dr. Eifrig was well-loved as an academic and clinician at UNC. He was best known for his love of and caring for patients, especially those of lesser means. He has served on multiple medical missions, donating his time and money to programs in Africa, Costa Rica, Jamaica, and Saudi Arabia. During one trip to Jamaica, he stood for nearly 14 hours without a break to treat patients who had waited for days to see him and his team. By the end of the day, most nurses and residents serving with him were too tired to stand.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Kathryn C. Eifrig. He is also survived by his four children, David E. Eifrig Jr., Elizabeth Ann Hietala, Catherine Marie Eifrig, and Charles William Gustav Eifrig.
A memorial service will take place on November 24, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. at Chapel Hill Country Club, 103 Lancaster Drive, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 27517. Telephone: 919-967-8201.
In lieu of flowers, friends, family, and those touched by this wonderful doctor are asked to make donations to the David E. Eifrig Ophthalmology Fund at UNC- Chapel Hill School of Medicine. The fund sponsors the annual David E. Eifrig Lecture in Ophthalmology. The fund selects a visiting lecturer each year who embodies Dr. Eifrig’s spirit of devotion to patients, and a passion for helping research disease. The address is: David E. Eifrig Ophthalmology Fund through the Medical Foundation of North Carolina, 880 MLK Boulevard, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
Abner Wharden Clayton
ROXBORO — Abner Wharden Clayton, 82, of Roxboro died Monday, October 14, 2013 at Person Memorial hospital. Born in Person county son of the late John William Clayton & Mona Frederick Clayton. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Bradley Wharden Clayton. Mr. Clayton was a retired Sheriff's Deputy for Durham County & of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are his son, Thomas Brandon Clayton of Logan, Ut.; one brother, William Gail Clayton & wife, Phyllis of Roxboro; two sisters, Mona Pass of Winston Salem, Barbara Smith of Washington; one half sister, Bernice Ashby of Timberlake; four grandchildren, Kenneth B. Clayton of SC., Amy, Abigail & Audrey Clayton of Logan, Ut.
Graveside Rites will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Burchwood Cemetery with the Rev. Gerald Hodges officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Condolences may be sent to www.brooksandwhite.com
Laura Ann Manda Fuller
TARBORO — Laura Ann Manda Fuller, 88, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013.
Funeral service will be held Thursday 11 a.m. at Carlisle Funeral Home. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. in the Woodlawn Memorial Park in Durham.
Laura was born and raised in Illinois and moved to the south to get married and to pursue her hobby of painting. Laura’s interest in art began in the first grade, inspired by a teacher. Later, she took lessons in watercolors, oils and oil pastel. She was a trained docent at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Since living at The Fountains, she has won awards for her paintings and has exhibited in local museums and galleries. She was a prolific painter. Laura also participated in the Senior Games, winning numerous medals in the race walk, broad jump, croquet and for sketches in colored pencil. In 1979, she was an ambassador to England with the Friendship Force. She and Gordon won a Community Service award in 2012 for all their participation and contributions.
Mrs. Fuller is survived by a loving family including; Love of her golden years, Gordon Campbell of Tarboro; daughters, Kimberly Fuller Wick and husband, Gerald of Clayton, Joan Saunders Durham and husband, Terry of Rocky Mount; step-daughter, Judith Fuller Sprinkle and husband, Gerald of Lenoir; grandchildren, Adam Saunders, Bethany Kohn, Rebecca Shivar; great grandchildren, Mimi Lewis and Lauren Kohn; sister, Pat.
The family will receive friends at Carlisle Funeral Home Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m.
If desired, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.