August 15, 2013

Aug. 14, 2013 @ 05:21 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 (Zeina) 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

Willie Lee Cherry "Godfather"
DURHAM - Willie Lee Cherry "Godfather" passed away peacefully August 10, 2013. He was born July 12, 1937 in Fayetteville, NC to Marshall and Alberta Cherry. He is survived by his wife, Mary Cherry; and his children.
The wake will be held at Holloway Memorial Funeral Home, Friday at 7 p.m., and the funeral will be Saturday at 12 noon at Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.

Ollie Love Whitfield Danford
DURHAM - Mrs. Ollie Love Whitfield Danford, 93, died Wednesday at Hock Family Pavilion. Mrs. Danford was born in Bushy Fork, NC, the daughter of the late Charlie Arthur Whitfield and the late Mary Magdeline Long Whitfield. As a little girl, she worked in the fields and was the first in her family to go to college. Mrs. Danford was a “giver”, always doing for others. She was a veteran of the U. S. Army, serving during World War II as a nurse. Mrs. Danford retired from Duke University and then worked at Walmart until she was 88 years old. She was a member of Mt. Sylvan United Methodist Church, the Sylvan Seniors, McKay Circle, and the Sylvan Bible Class. Mrs. Danford was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, John Harvey Danford; sisters, Myrtle Whitfield Long and Allene Whitfield Tilley; and her twin brother, Charlie Alexander Whitfield.
Mrs. Danford is survived by daughter, Sandra Danford Spruill; sons, Dr. Jerry Danford and wife, Liz, and Mike Danford and wife, Jane; grandchildren, Jeff Danford and wife, Rita, Chris Danford, Melissa Spruill and Matt Danford; a special niece, Carolyn Tilley Curry and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Saturday 11 a.m. at Mt. Sylvan United Methodist Church with the Rev. Stuart Milton, the Rev. Kathie Wilkinson and the Rev. Lindsay Collins officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. and at other times at the home of Sandra Spruill.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff of 5200 at Duke Regional Hospital, Hillcrest Convalescent Center, Hock Family Pavilion, Dr. John William Whelan and Dr. Michael R. Komada. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Sylvan United Methodist Church, 5731 N. Roxboro Rd., Durham, NC  27712.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at

Darryn Maurice Dye Sr.
DURHAM - Darryn Maurice Dye Sr., 45, passed on August 7, 2013. He leaves to cherish his memories mother, Patricia Wigglesworth Bridges (George); father, Floyd Louis Dye Sr. (Jackie); son, Darryn Maurice Dye Jr.; his grandmother; three brothers; one sister; a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 2 p.m., with funeral services at 3 p.m. at Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.
The family will be at the home of LaDawn Bridges, 58 Celtic Drive, Durham, NC.

Julia Ann Johnson
DURHAM - Memorial Service for Julia Ann Johnson will be held Friday at 6 p.m, at Fisher Funeral Parlor.
Survivors include: son, Christopher Lamont Johnson (Joyce); mother, Georgianna Johnson; three grandchildren; special friend, George E. Black; four brothers, Bobby, Robert, Edward, and Antonio; two sisters named Barbara.

Linda L. Latta
DURHAM - Linda L. Latta, resident of 4900 Roxboro St., Apt. 605, passed away Tuesday, August 13th.
She was the daughter of Esther C. Finch and Hugh L. Latta. She was a beautician for many years in Chapel Hill.
Surviving are her sister, Rebecca L. Conard of Timberlake; her brother, David E. Latta of Auburn, Nebraska; and three nieces, Lori Cevas, of Rolesville, Carla Kirkland of Durham, and Mamie Wilson of Creedmoor.
There are no plans for a memorial service at this time. 
Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home is assisting the Latta family. Online condolences may be submitted to, select obituaries.

Gladys Jewell Overton Summey
DURHAM — Mrs. Gladys Jewell Overton Summey, 86, of Durham, died at the Pittsboro Christian Village on Tuesday, August 13, 2013.
Mrs. Summey was a native and lifelong resident of Durham, the daughter of the late Victor Royal Overton and Lula Frances Yates Overton. She attended Northgate Chapel.
She is survived by her husband, Raymond A. Summey; brother, “Pete” Overton Jr.; two sisters, Victorine Thompson, Frances Shaw; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at Woodlawn Memorial Park, officiated by Mr. Scott Pierce.
The family will visit on Friday from 10 to 10:45 a.m., before the service at Hudson Funeral Home. Flowers are acceptable. Online condolences may be made at