September 17, 2013

Sep. 16, 2013 @ 06:14 PM

Sherrill Diane Jacobs

DURHAM — Sherrill Diane Jacobs was born November 15, 1954 to the late Norwood and Sadie Jacobs. She transcended from her earthly life on September 13, 2013 at Duke University Medical Center.
Sherrill loved her family very much and leaves to cherish her memory: Five sisters, Linda Harding, Gwendolyn Jacobs, Omega Jacobs, Virginia Jacobs and Mary Jacobs all of Durham, NC; Special friends: Shirley Pettiford and Ms. Ross; One special nephew, Vinshawn Jacobs; One special uncle, Coy Lee Smith Jr; six aunts, five uncles; one niece, five nephews, 10 great nieces and nephews; six great great nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends.
Services will be entrusted to: Emmanuel AME church, 2018 Riddle Road (11 a.m. viewing and 12 noon service) on Wednesday, September 18th, 2013.

Annie Smith Johnson
DURHAM — Mrs. Annie Smith Johnson, 87, passed away Sunday, September 15, 2013 at Duke University Hospital. She was born in Johnston County to the late Robert Junius Smith and Catherine Colista Williams Smith. Mrs. Johnson was predeceased by her husband, John William Johnson; and her sons, William and Robert McGhee.
Annie graduated from Selma High School in 1942 and attended Atlantic Christian College in Wilson. She retired from UNC Hospital in the Admissions Office. She was a member of Lakewood Baptist Church in Durham. 
Mrs. Johnson is survived by her brother, Kenneth Smith; daughters-in-law, Carol McGhee and Charlotte McGhee; five grandchildren, Teresa Haze (Jon), Tina Manley (Jason), Tressa Wend (Doug), Rodney McGhee, and Tami Tilley; eight great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; two nieces and two great nephews.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, 12 p.m. at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens with Rev. Johnny Hewett officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Clements Funeral Home in Durham.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Duke Homecare and Hospice, 4321 Medical Park, Durham, NC 27704.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at

Alfred D. Morris
DURHAM - Alfred D. Morris, 64, departed his life on September 12, 2013. He leaves behind three daughters; one son; eight grandchildren; three sisters; and two brothers. 
Funeral service will be at Triangle Church of God, Thursday, at 1 p.m. with visitation at 12:30 p.m. 
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.

Naomi E. Bright

CHAPEL HILL — Naomi E. Bright died at age 101 at The Pines (Health Center) at Carolina Meadows in Chapel Hill on September 15, 2013.
She was born September 1, 1912, near Danville, OH, and grew up in Columbus, OH, where she graduated from high school at age 15. She continued her education at Ohio State University, majoring in dietetics. Following her graduation in 1932, with a Bachelor of Science degree, she entered a one-year internship as a dietician at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, and continued her work with the Ohio State Relief Commission.
In 1935, she married Franklin G. Liming, whom she met at Ohio State University. They lived in Columbus, OH, and Columbia, MO, where Naomi devoted her time to raising her children. After moving to the Washington, D.C. area, Naomi worked in food research with the Agricultural Research Service of USDA. She also became an avid and accomplished artist.
Following Franklin's death in 1981, she married Lewis M. Bright in 1982 and moved to Carolina Meadows in 1989. They enjoyed new adventures, traveling to various countries.
In her later years, Naomi enjoyed playing bridge, working word puzzles, and keeping in touch with family and friends.
She is survived by a daughter, Anne L. Tibbetts, of St Pete Beach, FL; a son, Glenn Liming, of Asheville, NC; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
No funeral or memorial service will be held. Gifts in memory of Naomi Bright may be made to UNC Hospice, PO Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312. Online condolences at

Clyde S. Whitt Jr.

CHAPEL HILL — Clyde S. Whitt Jr. of Chapel Hill passed away on Sunday, September 15 after a long illness. He was 76 years old. He worked for many years at Boyce Building Supply in Durham, N.C. as an outside salesman and later as a building contractor.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Clyde S. Whitt Sr., and Velma Burgess Whitt; one brother, Floyd Whitt; and two sisters, Lois Lougee and Margaret Williams. He is survived by his wife, Helen Cook Whitt; two daughters, Joni Williams (Bookie) and Janine Holland (Lantz); one grandson, Travis Williams; two granddaughters, Brittany Strowd (Trai) and Courtney Holland. 
Services will be held today, September 17th at 2 p.m. at University Baptist Church in Chapel Hill by Dr. Mitchell Simpson.  Visitation will follow the service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Clyde's name to University Baptist Church, 100 S. Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

“Jennie” Rose Myrtle Outland Love

APEX — Mrs. “Jennie” Rose Myrtle Outland Love, 93, passed away Sunday, September 15, 2013 at her home. She was born in Johnston County to the late James Milton Outland and Isabelle Little Outland. Mrs. Love was predeceased by her husband, Raymond McBryde Love; sons, Leo Blackman, Danny Love; sisters, Golden Griffin, Lucille Woodall; and brother, Carl Outland. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the Durham City Schools as a Secretary.
Mrs. Love is survived by her sons, Raymond Blackman, Jerry Love; sister, Ruth Parrish; 10 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 2 p.m. at Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at