Obituaries, Nov. 7, 2013

Nov. 06, 2013 @ 06:49 PM

Richard Joseph Citrini

DURHAM -- Richard Joseph Citrini passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 after a relatively brief illness with cancer. Born in Pittsburgh, PA in 1932 to Anthony Miro Citrini and Joachima Helen Citrini, Richard moved with his parents to Durham, NC in 1934 when his father Tony was hired as one of several Italian stonemasons to build Duke Chapel and many other gothic architecture buildings on Duke University’s campus. Richard took much pride in recounting how he and his brother Robert helped his father and uncles with basic construction jobs on sites such as the Morehead Planatarium in Chapel Hill and the VA Hospital in Durham, among others.
Richard graduated from Durham High School in 1950, and he enjoyed being on the Bulldogs’ golf team. Richard continued his interest in golf through the years, and he sometimes joked that  his dreams of playing on the Senior Tour were thwarted by his inconsistent putting stroke. Richard very much enjoyed the many friendships he formed through the years with his golfing partners at Croasdaile and other courses in the Triangle area.
Richard graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1954, and he loved all things Carolina. He enjoyed some good-natured ribbing from Duke friends and family over the rivalry, and though he was not technically ‘Tar Heel born,’ he was ‘Tar Heel bred,” and it was “rah,rah, Carolina” all the way.
Richard graduated from the Louisville School of Dentistry in 1958, and he enjoyed 38 years of dental practice. Richard spoke fondly of the strong relationships he formed with his patients and staff, and he often went by Jim Pyle’s current practice to speak with Jim, current staff, and former patients.  Richard also loved the creative aspect of Dentistry, and he took much pleasure when a patient recounted how their crown or bridge still fits ‘just right’ – sometimes even 40 years later. Richard always felt a special connection with his office building itself, as his father and his team helped to construct it and place brick on it.
Richard was married 53 years to Sally Porter Citrini, and they were blessed with four children, three son-in-laws, and nine grandchildren.  Richard was extremely proud of his children’s academic and personal accomplishments, and he found much joy in the talents, dreams, and goals of his nine grandchildren as well.
One of Richard’s biggest legacies was the way he took care of his brother Robert for 27 years – after their father’s passing in 1982. Richard’s gifts for detail and great love for his brother (who had a mental disability) modeled for all family members how to be of service to others. Jesus’ quote, “Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers, that you do unto Me” was a quote Richard quietly followed daily in  his words and actions.
Richard was very active in civic and church groups. He was a member for 30 years of the Durham Kiwanis Club and was president of the club from 1982-1983. Richard was also a member of the Durham Rotary Club and served on its Board of Directors for a time. Richard enjoyed membership in the Durham/Orange Dental Society, the American Dental Association, and was co-founder of one of Durham’s current Dental Study clubs. A life-long member and supporter of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Richard enjoyed the relationships he formed within the Knights of Columbus, and he served as Grand Knight with the group as well. Recent involvement with Immaculate Conception’s treasury-counting teams brought Richard pleasure as well.
Richard is survived by his wife, Sally Porter Citrini; his children, Susan Citrini Furr (Shawn) of Clayton, NC ; Christine Citrini Solomon (Patrick) of Marietta, GA ; Carol Citrini Schenkel (Jeffrey) of Oakton, VA ; Michael Porter Citrini of Raleigh, NC, three granddaughters, and six grandsons.
The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at The Chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, 1113 West Main St., Durham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church, Durham. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Handicapped Encounter Christ (HEC)/2647 Broad Oaks Place/Raleigh, NC/27603. Sharecondolences at See Obituaries.

Martha Carroway Devone
DURHAM -- Martha Carroway Devone, affectionately known as "Boonie" departed this walk of life at Duke Regional Hospital on Wednesday, October 30, 2013. She leaves to cherish her memory one daughter, Nikki Carroway Devone Kelly (Milton) of the home; one granddaughter Milan L. Kelly; two sisters, Mary Jane Holley, Ruby C. Holeman (Willie) of Durham; one brother James Carroway Jr. (Saundra) of Chapel Hill; a special niece Frances C. Perkins (Rodney); numerous nieces, nephews, family  and friends. 
Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at Peace Missionary Baptist Church with visitation at 12 noon.
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.

Marshall Lee “Jack” Horton
DURHAM — Marshall Lee “Jack” Horton, age 82, resident of 730 Van Drive died Wednsday morning  at his home.
Born August 7, 1931 in Granville County, Jack was the son of the late Tommy and Lula Hayes Horton. He was employed with Gold Kist Poultry for 42 years, and was a member of Immanuel Free Will Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Peggy Glover Horton;  his son, Jerry Lee Horton of the home, two grandchildren, Page Sykes and Shane Horton, seven great-grandchildren, and five sisters and one brother, all residents of North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Patsy Champion, and three grandsons, Cory Michael Horton, John Horton, and Chad Champion.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 PM in the Howerton & Bryan Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Jim Turnbough  officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be A.E. Harris, Earl Glover, Bobby Faircloth, Nate Barlow, Self Wilkerson, Larry Taylor, Tim Taylor, and Dale Ray.
The family will receive friends at Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home Thursday from 6 to 8 PM.
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Rhonda Sue Tilley
DURHAM - Rhonda Sue Tilley, 61, of 4611 Mannix Road, died on Wednesday, November 06, 2013.
Rhonda was a native and lifelong resident of Durham, the daughter of the late Melvin Eugene Tilley and Lila Mae Anderson Tilley. She was employed with the Durham Exchange Club for 44 years.
She is survived by her brothers, Anthony Tilley (Denise) of Durham and Fredrick Tilley (Robin) of Providence, NC; two sisters, Patricia Benton (Larry) of Durham and Donna Hudson of Stem; nephews Chris Hudson, Jason Tilley; nieces, Jennifer Tilley and Lindsay Weaver.
Graveside services will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, officiated by Rev. Tim Wheeler. 
The family will receive friends this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home and other times at the home, 4611 Mannix Road.  Flowers are acceptable. Online condolences may be made at

Nancy Carol Hoerning Brown
PITTSBORO -- Nancy Carol Hoerning Brown, age 48, died peacefully Monday, November 4, 2013 in her Pittsboro home surrounded by her loving family. Nancy was born in Brooklyn, NY to Edward F. and Gertrude Swezey Hoerning. She was a member of the Church of the Holy Family in Chapel Hill and worked as a registered nurse at Duke Medical Center for twenty-six years.
Nancy spent her early years in Suffern, NY, Woodbury, NJ, and Mickleton, NJ, before her family moved to Gastonia, NC in 1980.  She graduated as valedictorian from Hunter Huss High in Gastonia in 1983, then received her BSN summa cum laude from UNC-Greensboro in 1987, and began her career at Duke that same year.
In addition to her parents, Nancy is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 22 years, Keith John Brown of Pittsboro, NC; her brother, Thomas Edward Hoerning and wife, Ann, of Charlotte, NC; her mother and father-in-law, Jane and John Brown of Roanoke, AL; her nieces and nephews, Matthew Brown, Brandon Truitt, Emily Brown Jackson, Laura Hoerning, Olivia Hoerning Baxley, Maria Baxley, Matthew Baxley and Caroline Baxley; and her beloved cat, Baker.  She was preceded in death by her grandparents and her younger brother, Robert Paul Hoerning.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 9th from the Church of the Holy Family in Chapel Hill. 
Friends may visit Friday evening from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, 1113 W. Main St. in Durham.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Capital Campaign of the Church of the Holy Family, 200 Hayes Rd., Chapel Hill, NC  27517.
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Norma H. Brandon
CARRBORO -- Mrs. Norma Hearn Brandon of Carrboro passed away on November 5,2013 at White Oaks of Lanier in Cumming, Ga where she resided with her daughter. Mrs. Brandon was a native of Carrboro where she spent the majority of her life. She was a graduate of Watts School of Nursing and an active charter member of Carrboro United Methodist Church. She is survived by her daughter Betsy  Holden Sellars, and three grandchildren, Alane Marks, Clark Holden and Carson Holden. Norma loved life and her family and will be most remembered for her kind spirit, and loving positive attitude. She found the good in all people. A service will be held November 9, at Carrboro United Methodist Church. Reception to follow the service in the Fellowship Hall. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 at Westwood Cemetery in Carrboro for those who wish to attend. Memorials may be directed to Carrboro United Methodist Church, 200 Hillsboro Road, Carrboro, NC 27510.

Pearl Marcine Satterfield
Hillsborough -- Pearl  Marcine Satterfield age 76 daughter of the late Thomas Vincent and Margie Allison Vincent, died November 2, 2013 in her home.
The funeral will be Saturday  at 2:00 p.m. at McCoys Temple Church. Burial will be in Gaines Memorial Garden. Visitation will be Saturday 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. one hour prior to service in the church.
Survivors are husband: Harry Satterfield Sr., two sons: Harry Satterfield Jr.(Robin), and Marcus Satterfield (Andi), four  daughters: Audrey Pettiford (Charles), Crystal  Diane Rhiner (Rob), Sonya Satterfield and Lenora Clark, two brothers: George Vincent (Norma) and Emanuel  Vincent.
Public  viewing will be Friday  11:00 a.m. until   7:00 p.m. at Chavis-Parker Funeral Home.


Charles N. Fuller
LAGRANGE, GA. -- Charles N. Fuller was born in Durham, N.C. to Jimmie and Leila Fuller on May 3, 1928 and passed away on November 4, 2013 in LaGrange, Ga. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Sue Elliott Fuller; children, Kay, Russell, Sara, Emily and adopted son Millard Brannen; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren; nieces and nephews in North and South Carolina. Mr. Fuller joined the Carr Methodist Church at the age of five. He was employed by Wrights Machinery Corp. and Newton Instrument Co. He was active in the civic community area and served as a member of the Durham County Election Board. He moved his family to Stone Mountain, Ga. in 1970. Charles request was in lieu of flowers please make donations to the United Methodist Childrens Home, 500 S. Columbia Dr., Decatur, Ga. 30030-9982. On line condolences may be sent to the family at