October 25, 2013

Oct. 24, 2013 @ 06:14 PM

Hattie Pearl Alston Brodie
DURHAM - Hattie Pearl Alston Brodie, 78, departed this life on October 21, 2013. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Arthur L. Brodie; her children, Valerie G. Brodie, Sidney A. Brodie, Robert A. Brodie, Leonard W. Brodie, Michael D. Brodie and Donna Brodie Kidd; grandchildren, great grandchildren, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, God-children and many friends and relatives.
Funeral services will be Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Oak Grove Freewill Baptist Church, 801 Colfax St., Durham, NC at 1 p.m., with visitation at 12 noon.
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.

James Leroy Capps Sr.
DURHAM — James Leroy Capps, 78, of Durham died October 23, 2013. Leroy was born March 15, 1935 to the late John James and Mary Carter Capps. In addition to his parents, Leroy was preceded in death by his sister, Ruby Lewter.  Surviving are his wife, Sylvia Franklin Capps; son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Lisa Capps of Youngsville; daughter and son-in-law, Candace and Michael Glass of Raleigh. Leroy is also survived by grandchildren, Andrea and Dustin Baker, Bradley and Becky Capps and Jeffrey and Blair Capps; great grandchildren, Mayes, Reese, Cole, Eden, Emersyn, and Ezra; and a brother, Elmer Joe Patterson of Wilson. Leroy was retired President of United Food Commercial Works Union #204; local 204 encompassed NC & SC unionized groceries. He was a faithful member of Faith Baptist Church in Durham, serving as Sunday School Director, Pastor Search Committee, Transportation and Youth, and Long Range Planning Committee. He was a member of Scottish Rites, Raleigh Chapter Oak Grove Masonic Lodge #750. He served his country in the United States Army. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, October 26th, at Faith Baptist Church with the Reverends Roger Wall, Joey Tucker, and Matt Seatin officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, Durham, NC.  The family will receive friends from 10 until 11 AM in the fellowship hall of Faith Baptist Church. The family will receive friends on Friday afternoon at the residence of Candice Glass. The family would like to thank the staff of Croasdaile Village, Duke Hospice, and all of the Duke physicians for their care and compassion for Leroy. Memorial gifts may be made to the Masonic Children's Home, 600 College Street, Oxford, NC 27565 or Faith Baptist Church, 3321 Cheek Road, Durham, NC 27704.
Arrangements are being handled by Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home, Clarksville, Va. 23927. You may express your condolences at www.wclfh.com.

Preston "PD" Daniels
DURHAM - A Memorial service for Mr. Preston "PD" Daniels will be held Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Scarborough and Hargett Memorial Chapel at 2 p.m., 923-B Old Fayetteville St.

DeMario Montel Lucas
DURHAM - Funeral Services for Mr. DeMario Montel Lucas (23), of Durham N.C,. will be conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. from the SeedTime & Harvest Fellowship Church, and interment will follow in the Glennview Memorial Gardens. The Viewing will be at the church from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Cynthia Lucas-King (Stephan); father, Mr. Charlie Gaddie; one daughter, Miss Aleia Lucas; two brothers, Mr. William Dingle, Mr. Carmon Gaddie; five sisters, Ms. Nicole Scurlock, Ms. India Worthington, Ms. Jerri Gaddie, Ms. Bria Gaddie, Ms. Amiya Gaddie and a host of other relatives and friends.
Final care and arrangements and entrusted to: Hanes Funeral Service.

James Glenwood S. Moore
DURHAM — Funeral service for James Glenwood S. Moore will be held Saturday at 12 noon at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 8021 Stagville Rd., Bahama, NC. Family visitation will be held one hour prior to service.
Son of the late George Milton Moore and the late Georianna Hayes Moore, he was born September 22, 1937 in Durham County. He received his education in the Durham County School System.
He died at Brian Center on October 20, 2013.
His brother George Moore preceded him in death.
Survivors: sister, Virtee Moore Glenn; sister-in-law, Edith J. Moore; nieces, Sandra Moore, Cheryl B. Glenn; nephews, George Thomas Moore (Lisa); great nieces, great nephews, extended family; three sisters, Patricia Holeman Johnson, Carolyn K. Robinson, Aletha Cates. 
Public viewing today from 12 to 7 p.m. at Fisher Funeral Parlor.

William “Raymond” Shepherd
DURHAM - William “Raymond” Shepherd, 81, of Durham died on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. He was a native and lifelong resident of Durham, the son of the late Pleas Shepherd and Bessie Green Shepherd. He served in the U.S. Army. He attended Grove Park Chapel. Mr. Shepherd helped build Grove Park Chapel, Northgate Chapel, Pittsboro Christian Home and Mountain Top Youth Camp.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Doris Elizabeth May Shepherd; two daughters, Linda Eubanks (Derek) of Durham, Rhonda Slaughter (Greg) of Durham; four grandchildren, Brian Eubanks, Ashleigh Slaughter, Emily Eubanks and Jason Slaughter, many nieces and nephews, and a special thanks to his caregiver, Catherine Jeffries.
Graveside services will be held on Friday at 1 p.m. at Brier Creek Memorial Gardens. Pastor Dale Brooks will officiate.
The family will receive friends following the service and other times at the home of his daughter, Rhonda Slaughter, 4817 Eno Woods Trail, Durham. Flowers are acceptable or memorials to Grove Park Chapel, 805 Sherron Rd. Durham, NC 27703. Online condolences can be made at www.hudsonfuneralhome.com.

Nell Carpenter Smith
DURHAM — Nell Carpenter Smith, 87, passed away on October 24, 2013 at Hock Family Pavilion. Born in Durham on March 9, 1926 to Thomas Edgar and Lucy Howard Carpenter, she was the youngest of their seven children. Nell was a lifelong member of Grace Baptist Church where she was a member of the Martha Grace Sunday School Class and faithfully taught first graders for many years. She currently attended Immanuel Baptist Church with her family. She retired from Delta Construction Company in 1990, where she served as bookkeeper and office manager for 33 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald S. Smith; and her six brothers, Edgar, Perry, Laurie, Willis, Ike, and Howard Carpenter.
Nell was a faithful Christian and devoted to both her immediate and extended family. She loved children, animals, and nature. She had a fun-loving personality and the ability to make those around her laugh. She saw the beauty in the small things of life and was never too busy to enjoy beautiful flowers and trees. She attracted stray animals and always cared for them tenderly. She was devoted to her friends and maintained cherished lifelong relationships.
Nell is survived by her daughter, Marti Salguero and husband, Rick; a granddaughter, Luann McMahon Fuller and husband, Joshua; and three step-grandchildren, Carmen Hutchins and husband, Jon, Lorena Salguero, and Jeffrey Salguero and wife, Nora; as well as nine great-grandchildren, Hannah, Graham and Angela Fuller, Justin, Julieanna and Jared Hutchins, and Jacob, Gerald and Grady Salguero.
Nell was loved deeply by her nieces and nephews, Norma Roberts, Betsy Tompson, Brenda Evans, Brenda Carpenter, Archie Smith, Victor Smith, Mark Carpenter, Tom Carpenter, John Carpenter, and Jack Carpenter.
The family will receive friends at Clements Funeral Home on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and other times at the home of her daughter, 1021 Kimball Drive, Durham. Funeral service will be held at Immanuel Baptist Church, 3610 Hillandale Road, Durham, on Saturday at 12 p.m. with Rev. Mike Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers are Mark Carpenter, Bill Oakley, Perry Roberts, Jeffrey Salguero, Archie Smith, and Randy Tompson.
Flowers are acceptable, or memorial donations may be made to the Animal Protection Society of Durham, Development Office, 2117 East Club Blvd., Durham, NC 27704 (online at http://www.apsofdurham.org) or to Charles House Association, 109 Hillcrest Avenue, Carrboro, NC 27510, (online at http://charleshouse.org).
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.

George Ira Johnson Jr.
HILLSBOROUGH — Mr. George Ira Johnson Jr., 85, died Wednesday, October 23, 2013. George graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1945. He was a veteran of the US Navy and served in the Korean War, serving on the U.S.S. Ajax and participating in operation "Passage to Freedom". He worked at Duke Power Company for 36 years where he was branch manager for the last 20 years until he retired. He was a lifelong member of Mars Hill Baptist Church, where he served as chair of the deacons, chair of the cemetery committee, and a long time Sunday School teacher. He was also a past president of the Hillsborough Chamber of Commerce and the Hillsborough Lion's Club.
Surviving are his son, George Michael Johnson (Annette), Oregon; two grandchildren: Laura Johnson and Jim Johnson; one brother, Calvin Johnson (Peggy), Cedar Grove; two nieces: Linda Wilson and Mary Sue Anderson. He was predeceased by his parents: Ethel and George Johnson Sr.; his brother, O.C. Johnson; and his sister, Virginia J. Wilson.
Serving as active pallbearers will be Randy Wilkins, Tommy Frazier, Nathaniel Eubanks, Warren Miller, Joe Campbell, and Bobby Campbell.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ethel Stansbury, Teresa Cox, Roxie Wilkins, Katherine Cheek, Euylene Eubanks, Louise Fisher, Carol Moore, Don Blake, John Koonce, Ray Strickland, Helen Strickland, Roy Wilson, Bob Wilson, and Lindy Pendergrass.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in Walker’s Funeral Home of Hillsborough by the Rev. Carl Belcher. Burial will be in Mars Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. www.walkersfuneralservice.com

Betty Sue Duncan Whitfield
CHAPEL HILL- Betty Sue Duncan Whitfield died at her home on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. She was raised on Homestead Road, Chapel Hill. She retired in 1984 after 36 years with John Umstead Hospital. She and her husband were owners of the Hollow Rock County Store on Erwin Road for over 25 years. She was an avid Tar Heel Fan.
She was instrumental in organizing the New Hope Improvement Association in the community. In 2009, she received the Clarence F. Korstian Award in recognition of her exemplary support of Duke Forest. 
Betty Sue was a member of North Chapel Hill Baptist Church (formerly McDuffie Memorial) since joining in 1936 except for a couple of years. She was an active member until her health prevented her from attending. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanford Whitfield; his parents, Glen and Pauline Whitfield; her parents, John and Missie Duncan; five brothers, Credup, Venable, James, Lewis and Cecil Duncan; and two sisters, Lib Knight and Margie Hallsted.
She is survived by her brother, Leonard and wife, Mary Anne, of Mebane; her sister, Mary Ruth Burrus and husband, Jim, of Cary; twelve nephews, James Burrus, David Hallsted, Tommy Knight, Gregory, Danny, David, Johnny, Tommy, Bo, Jeffrey, Steven, and Larry Duncan; eight nieces, Carolyn Gilliland, Carolyn McLearie, Suzanne Watkins, Amy Cruickshank, Cathy Reeves, Karen Lenox, Ann Scofield, and Bobbie Lockhart; and two sisters-in-law, Joyce and Ruth Duncan. 
The family is grateful for the wonderful care she received from the caregivers from Senior Helpers and from Duke Hospice Care.
The family will receive friends at Walker’s Funeral Home, 120 Franklin Street from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 25, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 3 p.m. at North Chapel Hill Baptist Church, 7707 NC 86 South, Chapel Hill. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the New Hope Volunteer Fire Department, 4012 Whitfield Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, Duke Hospice, 4321 Medical Park Drive, STE 101, Durham, NC 27704-2199 or North Chapel Hill Baptist Church, 7707 Highway 86 South, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.walkersfuneralservice.com.
Walker’s Funeral Home is serving the Whitfield family. 

Kelly Norman Ford
HEIDELBERG, GERMANY — Kelly Norman Ford, 51, died September 2nd at his home in Heidelberg, Germany, and was buried at Bergfriedhof Cemetery, September 12th. He was the last of 12 children, born November 14, 1962, to Leo Wallace and Hazel Autry Ford (both deceased) of Durham, North Carolina. Throughout his school years in Durham, he was well known for his artistic talents; he graduated from Northern High School in 1980. Kelly served in the US Army and, while stationed in Germany, he met and married Helgerose Kruss. They have a daughter, Kira Michelle Ford Schmidtchen (Sasha); a son, Daniel Joshua Ford; and a granddaughter, Dahla Abigail Schmidtchen, all who live in Heidelberg.
Kelly was predeceased by four siblings, Mary Ellen Pruitt of Durham, Gay Wilburn of Parkton, NC, Leo W. Ford II (Linda) of Saluda, SC, and Billy Earl Ford (Eleanor), Lexington, SC. Surviving siblings are Eddie (Judy) Ford, Mickey (Glenda) Ford, Lisa (Doug) Pittman of Durham, NC, Kevin (Sue) Ford, St. Paul, NC, Kathy (Jerry) Barefoot, Parkton, NC, Karen (Steve) Wade, Greensboro, NC, and Charlie Ford, Atlanta, GA.
Despite living in Germany for the last 20 plus years, Kelly kept close contact with, and was much loved by, his family in the States. A memorial service is being planned for November 9th at the home of his eldest brother, Eddie, in Durham.