October 31, 2013
Carolyn Lenora Elliott
DURHAM - Funeral Services for Ms. Carolyn Lenora Elliott (48) of Durham, NC will be conducted on Friday at 2 p.m. from the United for Christ Church at 1802 Angier Ave. The interment will follow in the Glennview Memorial Gardens. The family will meet with their friends one hour before the funeral services.
Survivors are one daughter, Ms. Keendra Elliott; one sister, Ms. Rosa Lockhart-Elliott; father, Mr. Johnny Elliott Sr.; three grandchildren; nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Final care and arrangements are entrusted to: Hanes Funeral Service.
DURHAM - Memorial service for Raymond Jackson will be held Friday, November 1, at 12 noon at Faith Assembly Christian Center, 3120 Fayetteville Street.
Survivors include: wife, Cathy Graves Jackson; brother, William Jenkins; aunts, Vera Davis, Dot Edwards; three stepchildren.
Arrangements by Fisher Funeral Parlor.
Mary Belle Briggs Pope
BAHAMA - Mrs. Mary Belle Briggs Pope died on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at her home. She was born June 9, 1920 to the late Patrick H. Briggs and the late Eva Moore Briggs of Person Co., NC. She was the last living member of her immediate family. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, John E. Briggs, Patrick Henry Briggs Jr., George Kenneth Briggs; sister, Nannie Briggs Brandon; her late husband, Bruce F. Pope; and son, Henry Allen Pope.
She loved her church, helping with brunswick stews and other activities. Her love in her home was family, friends, sewing, cooking and gardening. She sewed a lot for other people, made quilts and crocheted a lot of afghans and shawls.
Mary Belle is survived by her daughter, Janice Pope Riddle and husband, Dr. Michael Riddle of Easley, SC; son, Dail F. Pope and wife, Rebecca of Bahama; grandchildren, Ginga Neal and husband, Devi of Greenville, SC; Carol Whitt and husband, Curtis of Durham; Pilar Riddle of Seneca, SC and Chris Mike Maness of Carthridge. Great grandchildren are Mabrey, Briggs and Devyn Neal; Harrison Whitt; Ava Riddle-Perras; and a lot of nieces, nephews and a host of cousins.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday at Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham with Pastor Mike Whitt, Rev. Cheryl Lawrence and Mr. David Dobbs officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Lebanon Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday at Clements Funeral Home in Durham.
Flowers are acceptable or memorial donations can be made to Union Grove United Methodist Church, PO Box 13, Bahama, NC 27503.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.
Kenneth Avery Smith
DURHAM — Kenneth Avery Smith, also known as Kenny and Smitty, was born to Ellis and Enid Smith on January 5, 1965. He departed this earthly life on September 3, 2013. He was the second born of five children and was pre-deceased by his eldest sibling, Ellis Henderson Smith II.
Kenneth was born in Chapel Hill, NC but he traveled with his family as they relocated several times in his early childhood. His elementary school years were split between schools in Levittown, PA and Elizabeth City, NC. Kenneth graduated from Northeastern High School in 1983 where he was the MVP of the Tennis Team in his 11th grade year. Kenneth also played the violin. Every summer in Elizabeth City, he worked with the National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) working with children, teaching them the importance of water safety as a swim instructor and the basics of tennis, a game he enjoyed. Kenneth loved to make people laugh, create his own dances (The Trout & The Shovel) and irritate his siblings relentlessly.
Kenneth attended North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC – much to the dismay of his NCCU Alum parents – where he graduated in December 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology (Construction). While in college, Kenneth joined the United States Marine Corp Reserves and completed his basic training at Parris Island, SC. He loved being a Marine! Corporal Kenneth Smith was deployed during Operation Desert Storm to Norway where he served as a Field Radio Operator. He received a Meritorious Mast for his extraordinary efforts in that assignment. Upon his honorable discharge from the Marines in 1995, he entered to world of work. He worked in several construction related positions when he discovered his love of cooking.
Kenneth was a hard worker and wonderful cook. His specialty was after-Thanksgiving sandwiches! He was slated to begin culinary classes at the Art Institute in Durham this past September.
Kenneth leaves to cherish his memory his parents; one daughter (Sable); two sisters (Nicole & Trecia); a brother (Todd); a niece (Lilly); a nephew (William) all of Durham. There are many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who will also miss him.
Memorial will be on Friday, November 1, 2013 12 noon, First Calvary Baptist Church, 1311 Morehead Avenue Durham, NC 27707.
Winston Peace Parrott
WILTON, NC — Winston Peace Parrott, died Tuesday, October 29, 2013 after a period of declining health.
He was born May 28, 1932 in Wilton, NC to Frank Edward Parrott Sr. and Gladys Peace Parrott. He grew up in the Wilton Community in Granville County. He graduated from Wilton High School. He served 2 years in the Army. Part of his Military Service was spent in Germany.
He retired from the Business Office at John Umstead Hospital in Butner NC. He was also part time farmer. After retirement he enjoyed tending his cows, visiting with family and friends. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, particularly enjoyed watching them play sports.
He was a lifelong active member of Banks United Methodist Church. He served for many years as the greeter and enjoyed sharing his humor with all of the people he met.
There will be a visitation at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor today, October 31st from 7 to 8:30 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 1st at Banks United Methodist Church in Wilton. Pastor Gina Miller and Reverend Ray Gooch will be officiating. Following the Internment, a reception will be held in the Fellowship Hall of Banks United Methodist Church for family and friends.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Peggy Tunstall Parrott of the home; daughter, Anna Parrott Swanson (David) of Wilton; daughter, Susan Parrott Ellington (Mark) of Oxford; brother, Frank Edward Parrott Jr. (Ruth) of Wilton; sister, Jennie Sue O’Brian of Durham; six grandchildren: Matthew Swanson, Casey Ellington, Leland Swanson, Gracie Ellington, Noah Swanson and Charlie Ellington; and best friend, Joe Milton.
In Lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Banks United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall Fund, c/o Jean Watkins 3608 Brassfield Rd. Creedmoor, NC 27522. Online condolences can be made to www.eakesfuneralhome.com select Obits. Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor is assisting the Parrott Family.
Lisa R Turner
HILLSBOROUGH — Lisa R Turner, 46, born March 5, 1967 to Clarence and Alice Evans died Monday, October 28, 2013, at UNC Hospitals.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday in First Community Baptist Church with visitation one hour before the funeral. Burial in Cresmont Cemetery.
Survivors are her mother, Alice Evans; and brothers, Andre' Draughon of the home, Alvon Turner of Mebane; and sister, Thersa Ellerby (Brian) of Raleigh, NC.
Public viewing today 10 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. in Chavis-Parker Funeral Home.
Julie Elizabeth Wootton
CHARLOTTE — Julie Wootton, 39, of Charlotte, NC passed away on October 28, 2013 at Levine & Dickson Hospice House-Huntersville. She was born on May 22, 1974 in Charleston, SC, daughter of Frank Wootton, Joanne Wootton and Betsy Coulon.
Julie attended Northern High School in Durham, NC and The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Full of life, Julie never met a stranger or lacked a good story. She was very active, a foodie, enjoyed shopping, and loved visiting friends she had made in various cities.
A loving daughter, sister, niece and aunt, she is survived by her father and step-mother, Frank and Joanne Wootton of Durham, NC; her mother, Betsy Coulon of Harrisburg, NC; sister, Kathleen Wootton of Charlotte, NC; step-brother, Bryan Dodd of Shanghai, China and Durham, NC; step-sister, Kelly Lynch of Asheville, NC; nieces, Hayden and Ella Lynch of Asheville, NC; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
A Mass of Resurrection will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at St. Ann Catholic Church, 3635 Park Rd., Charlotte, NC 28209 with Father Timothy Reid, celebrant.
The family will celebrate her life at a reception on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the home of her sister, Kathleen.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Levine Cancer Institute at www.givecarolinas.org or to Hospice & Palliative Care-Charlotte Region, 1420 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204.
Arrangements are in the care of Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service; please share condolences online at www.hankinswhittington.com