October 5, 2013
Mary Will Harris Clayton
DURHAM - Mary Will Harris Clayton was born November 23, 1921 in Granville County (Stem) North Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Euna Veazey Harris Carrington and William Thomas Harris. Surviving are her husband of 68 years, John Henry Clayton; and her two children, Jack Oscar Clayton (Mary) and Mary Jill Clayton Moore (Mark). She enjoyed each of her five grandsons, Zach, John, Will, Garrett, and Carson. Mary was grateful for their involvement in scouting, with the oldest three achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Also surviving is one step brother, J.L. Carrington, of Chocowinity, NC.
Mary grew up in the Bahama Community and attended Mangum High School. She graduated from UNC-G (Women's College) with a B.S. degree in Home Economics. She taught in the Wilson County Schools and later served as Dietitian at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia.
Mary met the love of her life in first grade at Stem Elementary School. In 1945, she traveled across the country to marry John H. Clayton in San Francisco. At the conclusion of World War II, they came to Durham to make their home.
In 1946, they joined First Baptist Church, which has been a blessing to them through the years. During Training Union every Sunday evening, they met with other young couples who became close friends. She and John have been active in teaching Sunday school to many different age groups including the Young Married Class. "Let's Celebrate America", a patriotic service, was started by Mary and John and continued for over 20 years at their church in Durham. She also served as Sunday School director and Interim Minister of Education for three years. Mary and John initiated the Moravian Love Feast, which was held each Christmas at First Baptist for 25 years. She also was instrumental in the Homebound Ministry, visiting and caring for others. She was one of the founding and a longstanding member of the Durham-Orange Home Economics Group. She spent much of her life doing the things she loved, which were being a homemaker, a mother and a grandmother.
Friends may visit from 4 – 6 p.m., Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, 1113 W. Main Street, Durham, NC 27701.
The funeral service will be held at First Baptist Church at 414 Cleveland Street in Durham at 2 p.m., Sunday, October 6, 2013. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
Memorials in her honor can be made to: Baptist Children's Homes of NC, PO Box 338, Thomasville, NC 27360.
The Clayton family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Durham. On-line memorials: www.hallwynne.com. Select obituaries.
June 30, 1944-September 30, 2013
DURHAM - Peter Daymont, 69, of Durham, NC, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sep, 30, 2013.
He was born on June 30, 1944 to Laurence J. Daymont and Astri Toft Daymont in Bern, Switzerland where his father was American Consulate at the U.S. Embassy. After spending his early childhood years in Europe, his parents returned to the U.S. and settled in Arlington, Va. where Pete graduated from Washington-Lee High School, and later, Georgetown University.
Pete and his wife, Judy, founded American Party Rentals in Durham in 1989, which he managed with his wife and their sons until his death. He was very active in the American Rental Association, both locally and nationally, and was a faithful member of Epworth United Methodist Church in Durham. Pete’s favorite pastimes were sailing in the Caribbean, planning a bareboat charter sailing trip in the Caribbean, or reading about other sailors’ adventures.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Judith Hull Daymont; two sons, Todd Daymont (Meredith) and Chandler Daymont; and one grandson, Lucas.
A memorial service celebrating Pete’s life will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, October 8th at Epworth United Methodist Church, 3002 Hope Valley Rd., Durham. The family will receive visitors at the church from 2 to 3 p.m. prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Epworth UMC, 3002 Hope Valley Rd, Durham, NC 27707 or to the American Rental Association Foundation, 1900 19th St. Moline, Il. 61265.
Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home is assisting the Daymont family. Online condolences may be submitted to www.howertonbryan.com.
Thomas Walter Evans Jr.
DURHAM - Funeral services for Mr. Thomas Walter Evans Jr., (50) of Durham, N.C., will be conducted today at 1 p.m. from The Antioch Baptist Church. Survivors are two sons, Mr. Joshua Evans and Mr. Kristopher Evans; five sisters, Mrs. Jacqueline Largin (Ray), Ms. Lynette Evans, Mrs. Sandra Watkins, Mrs. Useetha Rhodes (Lester), Mrs. Kimberly Headen (Rodney); father, Thomas Walter Evans Sr.; and one grandchild, Jocelyn Evans; grandmother, Mrs. Lou Ellen Alston and a host of other relatives and friends.
Final care and arrangements are entrusted to: Hanes Funeral Service.
Salvatore “Sal” Galante Jr.
DURHAM — Salvatore “Sal” Galante Jr., 69, of Durham passed away Thursday, October 3, 2013. He was born July 11, 1944 to Salvatore and Carmela Fiasco Galante. Sal was a US Army Veteran and a retiree of the New York City Transit Authority.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Anthony Galante.
Surviving are; his wife, of 42 years, the former Anita C. Misiano of Durham; two sons, Salvatore Galante III of Morrisville, and James (Nicole) Galante of Wake Forest; his twin brother, Joseph (Mildred) Galante of Staten Island, NY; two grandchildren, Marisa and Vincent Galante, both of Wake Forest.
The family will receive friends 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, 1113 West Main St., Durham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Brooklyn, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sal’s memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project: P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675, email@example.com. Share your condolences at www.hallwynne.com see obituaries.
Ethel Mae Kennedy Moore
DURHAM – Ethel Mae Kennedy Moore, 84, departed her life on October 2, 2013.
She is survived by her seven children. Funeral services will be held Monday at 12 p.m. with visitation at 11 a.m. at Greater Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church located at 1102 Juniper St.
Arrangements provided by Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.
Flynt Austin "Rocky" Oliver Jr.
ROXBORO — Flynt Austin "Rocky" Oliver Jr., 66, of 176 Gregory St., Roxboro, died Friday, October 4, 2013. Born in Person County, Mr. Oliver was the son of the late Flynt Austin and Virginia Ashley Oliver. Mr. Oliver retired from Progress Energy and was a member of Newbrook United Methodist Church. He served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam Era. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, the Roxboro Country Club and the American Legion Post #138. Mr. Oliver was a Harley Davidson enthusiast.
Mr. Oliver is survived by his son, Rusty Oliver and wife, Wendy, of Roxboro; his daughter, Tiffini Minatel-Schreiber and husband, Michael, of Astoria, NY; one sister, Deborah Weaver and husband, Jimmy, of Durham; three grandchildren, Maranda Oliver, Mackenzie Oliver and Jonathan Schreiber.
Memorial services will be held 2 p.m., Monday, October 7, 2013, at Brooks & White Chapel by the Rev. Vernon Wilkerson. Visitation will be held 6:30-8 p.m., Sunday, at the Brooks & White Funeral Home and at other times at the home.
A private burial at Burchwood Cemetery will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Duke Homecare and Hospice Services, 4321 Medical Park Dr., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704 or the American Legion Post #138, 218 Chub Lake St., Roxboro, NC 27573.
Condolences may be sent to www.brooksandwhite.com.