December 17, 2012

Dec. 16, 2012 @ 05:16 PM

Jerlene Flowers

DURHAM - Jerlene Flowers, a loving friend, sister, daughter and mother of three, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at Duke University Hospital from liver and kidney failure due to multiple health afflictions at the age of 59.
She was born July 21, 1953 in her family manor located in Raeford, North Carolina. The former office manager for the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was survived by three children, Nakia Flower (35), Henderson, Nina Flowers (21), Jonathan Flowers (13); son-in-law, John Henderson Sr. (35); two grandchildren, Jaida Henderson (14) and John Henderson Jr. (8); her mother, Willa Flowers-Mandy (83); six sisters, Patricia Flowers-Lyons, Shirley Flowers, Amanda Mandy, Janice Oliver, and Sandra Walker.
Jerlene Flowers was known and will be forever cherished and remembered for her sophisticated charm, gregarious disposition, optimistic perception, over and outspoken opinions, generous and affectionate spirit and beautiful smile.
Visitation services for Jerlene Flowers will be held on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at Victorious Praise Fellowship Church of God in Christ, 2116 Page Rd., Durham. The funeral service will follow at 11:30 a.m.

Marjorie Veazey Terry
DURHAM — Mrs. Marjorie Veazey Terry, 95, a former resident of 5115 Guess Rd., died Sunday morning at Carolina House of Durham.  Mrs. Terry was a lifelong resident of Durham, daughter of the late Ira L. and Lillian Hall Veazey. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Edwin L. Terry Sr. Mrs. Terry was a homemaker and a Charter Member of St. Paul United Methodist Church where she served in the WSCS, choir, and as church historian for many years.
Surviving is a son, Edwin L. Terry Jr. and wife, Lynda, of Durham; a granddaughter, Tracy Terry Madison of New Castle, Del.; a great grandchild, Hannah Grace Madison of New Castle, Del.; two nieces, Roberta “Topsy” Floyd James of Wilmington and Becky Floyd Pratt of Bahama; and one nephew, Jim Veazey III of Durham; a cousin, Beulah Latta and friend, JoAnn Blalock, both of Durham.
A Graveside Service will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Latta Family Cemetery on Guess Rd. Rev. Mark Stevens will conduct the service. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Durham Rescue Mission or to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2700 Roxboro Rd., Durham 27704.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service in Durham. Online condolences may be made at

William (Billy) Sparrow

CHAPEL HILL - William (Billy) Sparrow, 94, died at his home on Friday morning after many years of declining health. He was predeceased by his father, June Albert Sparrow; mother, Mary Belle Johnson Sparrow; his wife, Emily Bazemore; five brothers, Philip, Leonard, Junius, Waldo, Vernon; and four sisters, Jessie Williams, Maggie Dollar, Emily Sparrow, and Christine Wilson.  He is survived by five nephews and four nieces.
Billy was a native of Orange County, graduated from Wake Forest University and attended Bowman Gray School of Medicine. He served in the Armed Services during World War II. Billy retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield as Claims Director. He was recognized as a volunteer at the Orange Correctional Center for almost twenty years. Besides the prison ministry, an ordained minister too, he was very active in many Baptist churches in the area. Billy loved music and sang in many choirs and a barbershop chorus. His hobbies and interests included gardening and yard work. Billy had a sincere love and interest in people.
Visitation will be at Walker's Funeral Home, Sunday, December 16, 7-9 p.m. Graveside services will be conducted at the Sparrow/Mt. Carmel Church Cemetery, Monday, December 17, 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Alamance-Orange Prison Ministry, P.O. Box 9932, Chapel Hill 275154.
The family wishes to express their appreciation and gratitude to Billy's caregivers, James Long and Linda Bowman.

Charles R. Crawford

PLEASANT GARDEN — Early in the morning of Sunday, December 16, 2012, Charles R. Crawford slipped the bonds of earth and entered Heaven through gates of splendor. He walked on streets of gold that led to the throne room of God. He entered in and found himself gazing into the blessed face of his Lord Jesus Christ, the One who loved him and gave Himself for him. At last faith had given way to sight and he heard the words, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”
Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Shannon Hills Bible Chapel with Mark Shelley officiating. Interment will follow at Guilford Memorial Park.
Charles retired from the United States Air Force, serving his country during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He was subsequently retired from Grain Dealers Mutual Insurance Company after many years of service. He was a longtime member of Shannon Hills Bible Chapel serving as Elder, Sunday School Teacher and in full time ministry.
Charles is preceded in death by his wife, Jacqueline Fruitt Crawford.
Survivors include son, Charles "Butch" Crawford Jr. (Sue); daughter, Cindy (Buddy); grandchildren, Heather Crawford and Jonathan Crawford; brother, Al (Frances); several nieces and a nephew.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at George Brothers Funeral Service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shannon Hills Bible Chapel, 900 W. Vandalia Rd., Greensboro 27406.