December 18, 2012
Annie Mae Allen
DURHAM — Annie Mae Allen, 91, of Durham died on Sunday, December 16, 2012. She was a native and lifelong resident of Durham, the daughter of the late Everett A. Frazier and Bettie Cullom Frazier. She was a homemaker, loved riding, yard sales and fishing. She loved going to Mama Dips on Sunday to have chicken n’ dumplins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Dempsey Allen Sr.; three brothers, Thomas Frazier, Marvin Frazier and Monroe Frazier; one sister, Betty Ruth Strickland.
She is survived by three sons, Jack Dempsey Allen Jr. and companion, Patsy Lloyd of Durham; Tommy Lee Allen and Linda of Sanford; Danny Carl Allen of Hillsborough; one brother, James Frazier of Durham; two grandchildren, Christopher Todd Allen and Chad Lee Allen; two great-grandchildren, Sadie Allen and Olivia Allen.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 12 noon at Hudson Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Jim Baggett will officiate. Burial will be in Sykes Family Cemetery on New Light Rd. in Wake Forest. Pallbearers will be Mike Dean, Ricky Dean, Steve Craun, Brant Massey, Elmer Smith and Norman Smith.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11 to 12 noon, one hour prior to the services at Hudson Funeral Home. Flowers acceptable. Online condolences can be made at www.hudsonfuneralhome.com
Thomas Matthew Doutherd
DURHAM — Thomas Matthew Doutherd, 63, departed his life on December 16, 2012.
He is survived by his daughter, Thanica Doutherd; his sisters, Maryella 'Tina' Scruggs and Lydia Turner; two grandchildren; and a host of special cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Services will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2438 South Alston Ave., Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 11 a.m. with visitation at 10 a.m.
Ann Martin Lewis
DURHAM — Ann Martin Lewis, age 84, of Durham, died on December 13, 2012 at Durham Regional Hospital.
She was born May 18, 1928 in Mount Olive, the daughter of Ernest June Martin Sr. and Katherine (Kate) Kornegay Martin. She attended Wayne County Schools and graduated from Greensboro College in 1949. In 1950, she married Harry W. Lewis Jr. of Winston-Salem and moved with him to Durham to start a family. She briefly taught elemetary school and then became a full-time homemaker. After retirement, she and her husband operated a small antiques business.
She is survived by her son, Harry W. Lewis III of Durham. She was predeceased by her daughter, Deborah Ann, who died in 1980; and by her husband, Harry Jr. in 1994.
A champion of animals, she helped to found the Animal Protection Society of Durham, and greatly improved conditions at the Durham County Animal Shelter.
In keeping with family tradition there will be no funeral or memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Animal Protection Society of Durham, 2117 E Club Blvd, Durham NC 27704.
Annie S. Parker
DURHAM - Mrs. Annie S. Parker, 87, died Monday morning at her home. Mrs. Parker was born in Harnett County, the daughter of the late Walter James Stone and Fannie McDonald Stone. She was retired from the American Tobacco Company. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert L. Parker; five brothers; and a sister.
Mrs. Parker is survived by her son, James Stone; a sister, Mary Ashworth; four grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held Friday, December 21, 2 p.m. at Clements Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Brier Creek Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home and other times at the home.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.
Richard Allen Turner
DURHAM — Mr. Richard Allen Turner, 64, of 2408 Anacosta St., passed Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at the V.A. Hospital.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 2508 Crest St., with the Rev. Glen Davis officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The services will begin at 12 noon. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Viewing will be today from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Scarborough & Hargett Chapel.
Ronnie T. Pope Sr.
EFLAND — Mr. Ronnie T. Pope Sr., 61, died Sunday morning at his home. Mr. Pope was born in Durham County, the son of the late Thomas Hayes Pope and Fannie Mae Faucette Pope. He was the owner of Ronnie’s Auto Shop in Efland. He was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Shirley M. Pope.
Mr. Pope is survived by his wife, Teresa Womack Pope; daughter, Stephanie L. Pope; son, Ronnie T. Pope Jr. and wife, Michelle; brother, Roger H. Pope Sr.; grandchildren, Brittanie Thompson and Matthew Stovall; step grandchildren, Jessica Cooper and Robbie Murphy; and step great grandchild, Jesse Milam.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday, December 19, 11 a.m. at Clements Funeral Chapel in Hillsborough. Burial will follow at Chestnut Ridge United Methodist Church Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Mike Pearson, Eddie Bolick, Pete Johnson, Roger Pope Jr., Dennis Moore, and Nathan Stovall. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home in Hillsborough and other times at the home.
The family is being assisted in Hillsborough by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.
James Russell Rogers Jr.
CHAPEL HILL — James Russell Rogers Jr., known to family and friends as Skip or Jim, died suddenly on Saturday, December 15th at home in Chapel Hill. Jim was the son of the late Lillian Nunn Nanton of Chapel Hill and James Russell Rogers Sr., of Philadelphia. He was the husband of Maureen Rogers (nee O'Dea) and father of Jay Edward Rogers.
Jim (Skip) grew up among a large extended family north of Chapel Hill. He was an avid Duke basketball fan and a voracious reader. He was a dedicated and active runner and cyclist. Jim graduated from Chapel Hill High School in 1967 and later received a BA in Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University. He worked in management at Kmart in Ohio, Michigan, and North Carolina for over 25 years. For the past 10 years, Jim has been at Harris Teeter in Chapel Hill.
Jim is survived by wife, Maureen; and son, Jay of Chapel Hill; brother, Walter (Karen) of Desert Springs, California; nephew, Rik of Oakland, California; aunt, Effie Merritt of Chapel Hill; and many cousins and friends.
Visitation will be Thursday, December 20th at 12 noon at St. Paul AME Church in Chapel Hill followed by a memorial service at 1 p.m.
Family has asked that, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Breast Cancer or the Heart Association.
Online condolences may be sent to www.walkersfuneralservice.com
Lyle Henson Compton
TIMBERLAKE — Lyle Henson Compton, 74, of Timberlake died on Monday, December 17, 2012. He was the son of the late Don Dean Compton and Virginia Mae Wetherholt Compton. He served in the US Air Force for 18 years. Mr. Compton was owner of Compton Builders. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge Nitro, W.Va. Lodge 565 and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his son, Donald J. Compton; and brother, Roger Allen Compton.
He is survived by his two grandsons, James Compton (Kim) of Durham; Matt Compton (Laura) of Durham; one great-grandson, James Lyle Compton of Durham; one sister, Linda Brown of St. Albans, West Virginia; former daughter-in-law, Sandra Shambley (Mike) of Durham; aunt, Anna Wetherholt of West Virginia.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Todd Goins will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be James Compton, Matt Compton, Mike Shambley, Keith Anderson, Joe Dolinger and Guy Brown.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., one hour prior to the service at Hudson Funeral Home. Flowers acceptable. Online condolences can be made at www.hudsonfuneralhome.com.
Samuel Carlyle Harrison
RICHMOND, VA. — Samuel Carlyle Harrison, 81, of Richmond, passed away on December 14, 2012. He was born to the late William Henry Harrison and Hallie Connell Harrison on April 7, 1931 in Chapel Hill. Sam is also preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Wade Harrison.
Samuel is survived by his life partner of 23 years, Barney L. Burns Jr.; and numerous nieces and nephews, and cousins, Anita Ann Lykins, Donna Lois Michael, Wesley Thomas, Lexie William Harrison, Rodney Quinten Harrison, Doug Wheeler, and Barry Wheeler.
He was the retired Vice President of First Union Bank of North Carolina. He began his banking and finance career at Southern Pines Bank of North Carolina and worked for many years at American Express of New York.
Samuel was a member of Derbyshire Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends at the Woody Funeral Home, 1771 N. Parham Rd. Richmond, on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be a graveside service on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Ephesus's Baptist Church in Chapel Hill.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the feed more Va. Food Bank to Honor Samuel C. Harrison.
Condolences may be left at www.woodyfuneralhomeparham.com.