August 14, 2013

Aug. 13, 2013 @ 05:13 PM

Philip Alan Bordeaux
DURHAM - MA2 Philip Alan Bordeaux was born on 20 May 1991. He loved God and his Country. He made a lifetime commitment to follow Christ when he was 14. Philip graduated in 2009 from the Durham School of the Arts. He enlisted in the Navy on 18 Nov 2009. Following Basic Training at Great Lakes, IL he attended Master-at-Arms A School at Lackland AFB. Upon graduating Master-at-Arms A School, he reported to Public Safety PM Storefront in Norfolk, VA.
While assigned to NAVSTA Norfolk, VA, he quickly established himself as a vital asset to the Security Dept and was one of their top Harbor Security Coxswains. Due to his sound leadership and keen tactical expertise, he was hand selected to lead the force protection efforts at Northrop Grumman ship building USS Theodore Roosevelt’s CVN-71 extensive refueling operation. He also volunteered numerous off duty hours to assist the Angel Food Ministries in order to distribute food and supplies to families in North Carolina.
After a very successful tour in Norfolk, VA, he transferred to Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples, Italy on 15 June 2012. Upon his arrival to NSA Security, he quickly established himself and set the standard for all to follow. He quickly qualified as a Patrol Officer, Chief of the Guard, Field Training Officer and Patrol Supervisor. He was working on his Watch Commander qualification, a position which is normally stood by a seasoned First Class Petty Officer. As the Field Training Officer, he led and trained 20 patrolmen on all facets of law enforcement tactics and procedures. A true community asset, he volunteered 40 off duty hours for the following MWR events: Festa Americana, Spooktacular and the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. His efforts ensured that the safety and security remain intact for 12,000 military and civilian personnel. Petty Officer Bordeaux regularly expressed a love of the Navy and planned to re-enlist.
MA2 Bordeaux has been awarded the Navy Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Sharp Shooter on both the pistol and rifle. He was one of the most friendliest Shipmates you could ask for. Everyone who knew him loved him, as he always remained positive. You never saw Philip Bordeaux without a smile on his face. His motivation and drive boosted everyone’s morale.
Philip is survived by his parents, Gregg and Cathy Bordeaux of Durham; brothers, Christopher Bordeaux and fiancé, Stefanie, Michael Bordeaux, Airman Eric Gschwandtner; aunt, Terry (Steve) Lane; uncle, Richard “Dickie” (Diane) Lassiter; cousins, David (Mariana) Lane, Daniel (Zena) Lane and Nicholas Lassiter and fiancé, Amber.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, 2 p.m. at Triangle Church of Christ in Chapel Hill. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Durham with full Military Honors. Family will receive friends Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home in Durham and at other times at the home of Gregg and Cathy Bordeaux. A reception will follow the graveside service at Triangle Church of Christ in Chapel Hill.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Active Heroes, Philip Bordeaux Memory Fund, 1515 Old Preston Hwy N, Louisville, KY 40229 or Please share memories of Philip on Facebook, “In Memory of Philip Bordeaux” page.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at

Robert F. Oakley
PROSPECT HILL — Robert F. Oakley, 76, of 1361 Painter Road, passed away Monday at his residence.
Graveside service will be 3 p.m. today, at Lea Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.

Thomas Joseph “Tom” Doyle
PITTSBORO — Mr. Thomas Joseph “Tom” Doyle, 87, died June 27, 2013 in The Arbor at Galloway Ridge.
Tom was born in New York City on December 21, 1925, the son of Joseph and May Egan Doyle. He served in the US Navy in both World War II and Korea. 
Tom received a business degree from Long Island University and an engineering degree from New York University. He worked as a diesel/industrial engineer before establishing his own firm with his brother, James. Following James’ unexpected death, Tom’s wife, Terrie, stepped in and served as company president for 19 years. Following their retirement, Tom and Terrie moved to Fearrington Village, where they became active in both the community and also at St. Thomas More Catholic Church.
Survivors include Tom’s wife of 63 years, Terrie Connolly Doyle; nieces and nephews, Peggy Doyle O’Conner, Michael Little, Judy Little and Tim Little; grand nieces and grand nephews. Tom was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James; and four siblings-in-law, Martin, Mary Rigney, Daniel and Helen Little.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 3 o’clock, Thursday afternoon, August 22, 2013 from St. Thomas More Catholic Church. The Very Rev. Scott E. McCue, VF, Pastor, will preside. Enurnment in the church columbarium will follow. Following the service friends may visit at a reception in the church family life center.
Memorials may be given to St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 940 Carmichael Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 for engraved brick pavers in Tom’s memory.
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Arrangements are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation, Pittsboro.

Carrie Jackson Parker
CHAPEL HILL — Carrie Jackson Parker died on Thursday, August 8, 2013 after an extended illness. 
Funeral services will be on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Jones Funeral Chapel, 112 S. Graham St., Chapel Hill NC. Visitation and viewing 11 a.m. to 12 noon, funeral services at 12 noon.
Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home.

Troy Reid Cates
PERRY, GA - Troy Reid Cates, 91, passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at his residence, with his loving wife of 55 years by his side. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at First Baptist Church of Perry, with military honors. The family suggests contributions to Heart of Georgia Hospice, 103 Westridge Dr, Warner Robins, Georgia. Mr. Cates was the son of the late Lonnie and Jewell Holmes Cates and was born in Durham, North Carolina. He had lived in Georgia for the past 15 years moving from Garner, North Carolina. Mr. Cates was a retired Barber, a former department manager at K-Mart, and a security guard at Tolleson Lumber Company. A U.S. Army Veteran, he served in World War II and Korea.
Survivors his wife, Annie Edwards Cates; children, Frieda Durden, Jeanie Cates, Rhoda Fort, and Lora Jackson; siblings, Jerry Cates, Bobby Cates, Garland Cates, Edith Apple; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Scott Pollard.
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