October 3, 2013

Oct. 02, 2013 @ 05:36 PM

Dorothy Webb Barbee
DURHAM - Memorial service for Mrs. Dorothy Webb Barbee, 90, will be held Friday October 4 at 1 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, 100 White Oak Drive.
Survivors: son, Lawrence Barbee Sr. (Glenda); grandsons, Lawrence Jr. and LaRue; nephew, Phillip Edwards; great grandchildren, sister, Lillie Camp; brother, Lundie Webb.
Public viewing Thursday 12 to 7 p.m. at Fisher Funeral Parlor.

Peter Daymont
DURHAM - Peter Daymont, age 69, died early Monday morning at his home.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 8th at Epworth United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at the church from 2 to 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Epworth United Methodist Church, 3002 Hope Valley Road, Durham, NC 27707 or to the American Rental Association Foundation, 1900 19th St., Moline, IL 61265.

Elizabeth Johnson Fox
DURHAM - Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson Fox, 94, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at her home. She was born in Durham Co. to the late Arthur Johnson and Margaret Forrest Johnson. Mrs. Fox was also predeceased by her husband, Albert Louis Fox; sisters, Murrel Cheek and Frances Johnson. She was a member at Guess Road Baptist Church and retired from the City of Durham as a Tax Collector.
She is survived by her daughter, Kay Hill (Mike); son, Darryl Fox (Nancy); grandchildren, Daren Fox, Tracey Fox, Beth Gilbert (Larry), Kim Ball (Wayne), Francie Wilson (Adam); great grandchildren, Sterling Gilbert (Megan), Kyle Gilbert (Stephanie), Stacy Gilbert, MacKenzie Ball, Kassidy Ball, Brittany Gray, Carson Hudson, Devin Fox, Austin Fox; four great great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Marie McCarthy; special friend and caretaker, Daniel Cockman; and her dog, Toodles.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Sunday at Guess Road Baptist Church with Pastor Daniel Tilley officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Guess Road Baptist Church, 3102 Guess Road, Durham, NC 27705 or the Durham Rescue Mission, 507 E. Knox Street, Durham, NC 27701.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.

Lawrence Goodwyn
DURHAM — The author of a seminal history of Populism has died at his home in Durham, North Carolina. Lawrence Goodwyn was a professor of history at Duke University for 32 years and a theorist of social movements. His study of the farmers’ alliance, Democratic Promise: The Populist Moment in America, redefined the most important reform movement of the 19th Century and was a National Book Award finalist. Upon learning of his death, Wesley Hogan, historian, author, former Goodwyn graduate student, and current director of The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke said “Larry’s work brought us face to face with a raw truth: Everyday people do not rebel instinctively to hard times and exploitation. Most of us have been culturally organized by society not to rebel – farmers, steel workers, day laborers, and sharecroppers – found stunning new ways to act democratically. He made this history vivid and touchable. He encouraged us to dream democracy anew through their actions.”
The son of a career army officer, Goodwyn was born in Ft. Huachuca, Arizona in 1928. After earning his Ph.D. at the University of Texas, Goodwyn founded the Oral History Program at Duke with a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. Goodwyn’s Democratic Promise was praised in both the popular press and academic journals. “Lawrence Goodwyn has given us a potential boost toward collective self-examination,” Robert Coles wrote in The New Yorker, "at a time when we needed just that." 
Later abridged as The Populist Moment, the book would not only become a mainstay in U.S. History classes in colleges and universities across the country, but would also influence community organizers, democratic activists, and politicians including Iowa Senator Tom Harkin, Texas Governor Ann Richards and Agricultural Commissioner Jim Hightower. Later work included Breaking the Barrier: The Rise of Solidarity in Poland. The book provoked stinging negative reviews from those who felt Goodwyn gave too much credit to Lech Walesa and his shipyard workers. But Goodwyn had cultivated primary sources from within Solidarity who contradicted the standard claim that Warsaw intellectuals and the Polish pope had inspired the uprising. 
Pugnacious by nature, Goodwyn helped lead the successful campaign to keep the Nixon Presidential Library out of Duke University. An authority on World War II, and impassioned fan of the Dallas Cowboys, the Atlanta Braves, and, especially, the Duke Blue Devils basketball team, he is survived by his wife and editor of 55 years Nell; his daughter, Lauren, professor of biology at the Borough of Manhattan Community College; son-in-law, Michael Whalen; grandson, Rynne Whalen; and three granddaughters, Kiera Whalen, and Hannah and Samantha Goodwyn; and son, Wade, correspondent for National Public Radio; and daughter-in-law, Sharon Goodwyn.      

Minnie Mangum Hart
BAHAMA - Mrs. Minnie Mangum Hart, of Bahama, NC, departed her earthly home on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at the Carver Living Center in Durham, NC. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of fifty-nine years, Mr. Ephram Hart.
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Claytee Morrell of Mt. Vernon, N.Y and Mrs. Vera Evans of Bridgeport, CT; sister-in-law, Mrs. Vergie Mangum of Durham, NC; nine nephews, seven nieces and a large extended family.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 8021 Stagville Rd., Bahama, NC. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service, beginning at 10 a.m. Viewing will take place Friday, October 4, 2013 at Scarborough and Hargett Memorial Chapel and Gardens.
Services are entrusted to Scarborough and Hargett Memorial Chapel and Gardens.

James M. Johnson
DURHAM - James M. Johnson, 65, departed his life on September 29, 2013. He is survived by seven sisters and four brothers. 
Funeral services will be held at Holloway Memorial Funeral Home, 2502 NC Hwy 55, Durham, NC on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.   

Charles (Charlie) Kyper
DURHAM — Charles (Charlie) Kyper, 72, of Durham, NC, passed away on September 28th. He had been living with a progressively debilitating illness for several years, but remained cheerful and positive until the end. His last few days were spent on vacation in Williamsburg, enjoying the company of his beloved wife and friends, as well as Charlie's Angels, his 3 dogs: JoJo, Abigail and Nina.
Charlie was known for being honorable, generous and kind.
He grew up in the Baltimore area and worked at the Food and Drug Administration for 28 years, including as Director of the Pre-Market Approval Staff. After retiring from the FDA, Charlie consulted as an expert witness in litigation involving death, serious injury or malfunction of medical devices.
Charlie was a past president and benefactor of the North Durham Rotary Club and was a member of the Paul Harris Society there.
Charlie is survived by his adoring wife, Jane Kyper (Durham); his cherished son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Laura Kyper (Baltimore); sisters-in-law, Mary DeKuyper, Baerbel Kyper, Sara Darnell, Sue Darnell and Silvia Darnell; brothers-in-law, John, Michael and Tim Darnell; nephew, Jeff Darnell; nieces, Sarah DeKuyper, Bibiana Oliveira; and Rebecca Darnell, his treasured
He was predeceased by his father, Frederick Timothy Kyper; his mother, Ethel Hughes Kyper; and brothers Frederick and Timothy, all of Baltimore.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Rotary Foundation (Rotary District 7710, P.O. Box 18847, Raleigh, NC 27619), your local animal shelter or the charity of your choice.
There will be a Celebration of Charlie's life at a date to be determined.

Doris M. Mize
DURHAM — Mrs. Doris M. Mize, 97, died Tuesday evening at Carver Living Center. Mrs. Mize was born in Danville, VA, the daughter of the late M.B. Major and the late Bessie Copeland Mize. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Kermit Mize; and four brothers. Mrs. Mize was a member of The Summit Church and retired from Golden Belt Manufacturing.
Mrs. Mize is survived by her sons, Johnny Mize (Jane), Randy Mize (Earline); daughters, Vicki Long (Andy), Janice (Ernie) McBroom; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; sisters, Gayle Eldridge and June Sisk.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Clements Funeral Home in Durham. Graveside service will be held 12 noon at Brier Creek Memorial Gardens with Chaplain Phil Wiggins officiating.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.

Robert A. Pendergraph
DURHAM - Mr. Robert A. Pendergraph, 77, died early Wednesday at his home. Mr. Pendergraph was born in Durham Co., the son of the late Henry Irving Pendergraph and the late Alma Stephens Pendergraph.
Bobby was a graduate of the Class of 1954 at Durham High School and a graduate of the Class of 1959 at the University of North Carolina. He was President of Pendergraph Electric, Inc., and was a member of the Durham Electrical Contractors Association (DECA), serving many years as secretary-treasurer. He was past President of Carolinas Electrical Contractors Association (CECA) and was awarded lifetime membership to CECA in 2010, of which he was very proud. Bobby loved speaking before the Durham and Carolina’s Electrical Contractors and ended every speech with “and may the good Lord take a liking to you!”. Bobby was a former member and past President of North State Sertoma, former member of Durham Sports Club, and was a current member of Willowhaven @ Umstead Pines Country Club. He was also a former member of the Durham Organization of Golfing Seniors “D.O.G.S.”.
Bobby loved life, loved his family and loved the Lord. He was grateful for every day and lived life to the fullest. Time with friends was one of his favorite things, whether on the golf course or at the beach, he treasured every moment. Mr. Pendergraph was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church and the Outbackers Sunday School Class.
Mr. Pendergraph is survived by his wife, Betsy T. Pendergraph; daughter, Lisa Pendergraph and partner, Marie Padley; son, Steve Pendergraph and wife, Mary Kay; and two grandchildren, Michael Dean Pendergraph and Melissa J. Pendergraph.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, 3 p.m. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church with Pastor W. Douglas Lain Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1320 Umstead Rd., Durham, NC 27712 or Duke Hospice, 4019 N. Roxboro Street, Durham, NC 27704.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.

Robert Clifton Parker
CHAPEL HILL — Robert Clifton Parker, age 77, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, October1, 2013 at his home.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Gladys; his son, Robert Jr.; his grandson, Grayson; and three nieces, Bobbie Scarboro, Sandy Dunevant and Donna Vachon. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. ”Pops” will be dearly missed by family and friends. 
Visitation will be at Carrboro Methodist Church on Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Carrboro Methodist Church on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 11 a.m. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Carrboro Methodist Church at 200 Hillsborough Road, Carrboro, NC 27510.

James Ellis Swon
CHAPEL HILL - James Ellis Swon, 66, passed away Monday, September 30, 2013 after a battle with leukemia. He was born in Janesville, Wisconsin to the late John Henry Swon and Abbie Casey Swon. Jim was a graduate of Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA.
Jim was owner and president of VanKel Industries in Cary, NC, which was engaged in the design and manufacture of calibration devices for the pharmaceutical industry. By the time he sold his company to a Swiss conglomerate, Jim had personally amassed more than 14 U.S. patents. He was an active member of Old Chatham Golf Club, Forest Creek Golf Club, Governors Club, and University Presbyterian Church. He was active in and supported several local charities.
Jim is survived by his wife, Cassandra (Cass) Swon; his daughters, Kimberly Lewis and husband, Thomas Lewis, Jennifer Lawless and husband, Charles Lawless; and five loving grandchildren, Claire Lewis, Bennett Lewis, Sean Lawless, Paige Lawless and Finn Lawless. Jim is also survived by his brother, Jerry Swon and wife, Jane; his sister, Suzanne Spengeman and husband, Craig; and sister-in-law, Lynn Swon.
He is predeceased by his brother, John H. Swon.
A memorial service will be held at 2 on Thursday October 24th at University Presbyterian Church in Chapel Hill. Donations may be made to University Presbyterian Church, Faith Forward Building Campaign, PO Box 509, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
The Swon family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Durham. On-line memorials: www.hallwynne.com. Select obituaries.