August 16, 2013

Aug. 15, 2013 @ 05:52 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

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, Tasha Dawson, Melissa Spruill and Matt Danford; great grandchildren, Josh, Ben and Katie 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

Evelyn Mary Gilmer
DURHAM — Mrs. Evelyn Mary Gilmer, 84, of 2906 Sprucewood Dr., died Monday, August 12, 2013 at her residence.
Her service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at St. Joseph's A.M.E. Church, 2521 Fayetteville St. Interment will follow in Beechwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12 to 1 p.m., one hour prior to the service.
Mrs. Gilmer is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Gilmer; two sons, Elliot M. Gilmer and William A Gilmer Jr.; son in law, Anthony Ford; and six sisters, Dorothy Reynolds, Martha Gibson, Iola Jenkins, Elizabeth Manley, Annie Manley and Edna Jones. There is a public viewing today at Burthey Funeral Chapel from 1 to 7:30 p.m.
Arrangements by Burthey Service.

Charlotte Boylon Ester

BUTNER — Charlotte Boylon Ester, 64, a resident of 611 29th Street, died Wednesday at Duke Hospice in Durham. She was the daughter of Vanilla Johnson Boylon of Durham, NC and the late Roland Boylon.
She was a former employee of Northern Telecom.
She is survived by a husband, Johnny Estes; a son, Johnny Estes Jr., Creedmoor, NC; one sister, Mary Steward, Creedmoor, NC; three brothers, Roland Boylon, Raleigh, NC, Cleveland Jeffries, Wake Forest, NC, and Anthony Boylon of the United States Army; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. at Rock Spring Baptist Church by Rev. Samuel L. Corbett and Rev. George Crews. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive visitors today from 7 to 8 p.m. at Rock Spring Baptist Church. Viewing will begin today at 11 a.m. at Wright Funeral Home in Oxford.

Hilda Settlemyre Moore

HILLSBOROUGH — Mrs. Hilda Settlemyre Moore, 73, died August 14, 2013, in Duke Regional Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Coy and Bertha Settlemyre. She retired from Harris Teeter. 
Surviving are her son, Johnny Moore (Carla); her granddaughter, Heather Salas (Miguel); her grandson, Blake Moore; her great grandson, Jaxen Salas. She was special granny to Andre and Liam Hill and Makaio and Maleah Wallace. She was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Settlemyre.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in Walker’s Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Rosewood Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:30 to 8:30 Friday in the funeral home. At other times the family will be at 2455 Lonnie Circle.

Jasper "Jackie" Ryan Jr.

CHARLOTTE — Jasper "Jackie" Ryan Jr., passed Saturday, August 10, 2013, in Charlotte, NC.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the Community Baptist Church, 4821 Barbee Road., Pastor Rev. Dr. Percy Chase officiating. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m, service will begin at 12 p.m. Burial will be held at Beechwood Cemetery, Durham, NC.