June 18, 2013

Jun. 17, 2013 @ 06:35 PM


Gladys Orr Carney
DURHAM — Gladys Orr Carney died peacefully at age 81.
She leaves her beloved Ralph, husband of 58 years; children, Linda, Carol and Wendy; plus 4 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. 
Memorial Service will be held at Christus Victor Lutheran Church on Thursday, June 20 at 11 a.m.
If desired, donations may be made to Christus Victor Lutheran Church.

Nakita Sharmaine Caudle
DURHAM — Funeral services for Nakita Sharmaine Caudle, 35, of 4524 Newby Drive, Durham, NC, formerly of Littleton, NC, will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at the Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 127 Rock House Road, Littleton. Rev. Dr. Maurice Wallace will eulogize, and burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends this evening, June 18, 2013, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home, 215 Highway 158, Littleton.
Immediate family members remaining to treasure her memory are her son, Quedrith Thomas Jr. of the home; her mother, Julia C. Fields of Durham, NC; her step-father, Fred Fields Jr. of Littleton, NC; three sisters, Natashia Fields of Littleton, NC, Jennifer Fields of Garner, NC, and Janet Caudle of Washington, DC; and her brother, Fred Fields III of Littleton, NC.

Judith Couch Cox
DURHAM — Judith Couch Cox, 67, died Saturday in Cary Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was the daughter of the late Foy Kermit Couch and Eloise Kerr Couch.
A Durham native she was active in the the East Durham Community Center in her early years and was a graduate of Durham High School Class of 1964.
Judy was employed with Durham Exchange Club Workshop for many years and was a life long member of Angier Avenue Baptist Church.
She is survived by several cousins.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2013, at 10 a.m. in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Officiating will be her cousin, Rev. Tom Cross.
Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home is assisting the Cox family. Online condolences may be sent to http://www.howertonbryan.com/, select obituaries.


Andrew Edward Crabtree
DURHAM - Andrew Edward Crabtree, 19, of Durham, died on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at the Hock Family Pavilion in Durham. He was the son of Guy Wayne Crabtree and Deborah DiFiore Crabtree, and the twin brother of Ashley Elizabeth Crabtree.
Andrew attended Immaculata Catholic School and graduated from Riverside High School, where he was a member of chorus, drama, and the swim team. He was on Homecoming Court, student of the month on several occasions, Prom King, and nominated for the Morehead-Cain Scholarship. He also attended Governor’s School of North Carolina for drama, and was a student at UNC-Chapel Hill, majoring in drama and history. Andrew was a member of the Fraternity of Delta Psi – St. Anthony Hall, a co-ed artistic and literary fraternity.  
Andrew was an actor, singer, philosopher, and walking encyclopedia who had a thirst for knowledge and a passion for books, movies, clothes (especially shoes) and his wide, eclectic circle of friends. While attending both Riverside and UNC, Andrew appeared in various theatrical productions, often in the leading role. At UNC, he was very active in LAB! Theatre, and was a member of the improv comedy group CHIPS. He most recently appeared in the Deep Dish Theatre production of The Cripple of Inishmaan. 
In addition to acting, Andrew loved to sing. He was a member of The North Carolina Boys Choir and Riverside chorus. Andrew attended the Duke Young Writers Camp as both a camper and a counselor. Andrew was an accomplished and moving speaker as well as a wonderful and engaging writer. He will be deeply missed and always remembered.
A funeral mass will take place at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Chapel Hill Street in Durham, on Wednesday, June 19 at 1:30 p.m. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home in Durham.
Flowers are welcome, and donations may be made to North Carolina Governor’s School Foundation P.O. Box 20967 Winston-Salem, NC 27120-0967 or The LAB! Theater c/o UNC Center for Dramatic Art CB# 3230 Chapel Hill NC 27599-3230.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.

George Lloyd “Pops” Ferrell Jr.
DURHAM — Mr. George Lloyd “ Pops” Ferrell Jr., died Monday morning at Durham Regional Hospital. Mr. Ferrell was born in Durham, the son of the late George Lloyd Ferrell Sr. and the late Dorothy Norman Ferrell. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Ferrell retired from Durham County EMS after 30 years of service. He was a volunteer fireman with Lebanon and Eno Volunteer Fire Departments.
Mr. Ferrell is survived by a daughter, Ashley Ferrell of Durham; son, Michael Ferrell of Conway, SC; sisters, Linda Ferrell of Durham and Edie Cox of Kennesaw, GA; his former wife, Deborah H. Ferrell; and nieces, Alyson Dixon and Heather Nelson.
A memorial service will be held Thursday 4 p.m. at Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham with the Rev. Ralph Thompson officiating.  The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home in Durham and other times at the home of Deborah Ferrell, 5710 Blue Spruce Dr., Durham, NC 27712.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Durham County EMS, 402 Stadium Dr., Durham, NC 27704, ATTN: Vic Pearson Fund.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.

Ricky Hill
DURHAM — Funeral services for Mr. Ricky Hill, 43, of Durham, will be conducted today at 1 p.m. from the Bethel Tabernacle United Holy Church. The family will meet with their friends one hour before the funeral service.
Survivors are two sons, Mr. Ricky Hill Jr., Mr. Rahmarion-Massenburg-Hill; three daughters, Ms. Kenya Hill, Ms. Lavada Marshall-Hill, Ms. Kerrie Massenburg; five brothers, Mr. Calvin Hill, Mr. Chris Hill, Mr. David Hill, Mr. Robert Hill, Mr. Rufus Hill; and his mother, Mrs. Ruth Steel-Hill; five grandchildren; his grandmother, Mrs. Loveada McClure; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Final care and arrangements are entrusted to: Hanes Funeral Service.    


Walter D. Smith
DURHAM — Minister Walter D. Smith, 76, of 3 Abingdon Way, went to sleep on June 16, 2013 at the Hospice of Wake County.
Min. Smith served 8 years in the US Air Force and was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant. He served on the NYC Transit Police Force for 21 years retiring as a Lieutenant.
He and his wife of 40 years, Virginia, worked side-by-side in the faith healing ministry and founded Believers In Faith House Of Prayer in October 1996.
Walter is survived by his son, Walter Vincent “Vinny” Smith (Tonda); two grandchildren, Moriah Faith and Caleb Vincent; and 2 sisters, Eleanor Smith Hughes and Cynthia Doris Pinn.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Burthey Funeral Chapel, 1510 Fayetteville St. Graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 20 at 10 a.m. at Beechwood Cemetery, 3300 Fayetteville St.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that you make a charitable donation in his honor to an organization of your choice.
The family will receive friends at 7 Sandhill Lane, Durham.
Arrangements by Burthey Service.

Steve Veasey
DURHAM — Mr. Steve Veasey, 64, died Monday morning at Durham Regional Hospital. Mr. Veasey was born in Durham Co., the son of the late Robert Veasey and the late Frances Mozelle Brinkley Veasey. He was a lifelong resident of Durham and was retired as a private cable splicing contractor. Mr. Veasey enjoyed farming and his home gardening, where he loved to wave to friends as they passed by.
Mr. Veasey is survived by his wife, Cathleene Minor Veasey; daughters, Michelle Veasey of the home and Deborah Renee Hill and husband, Dale, of Rougemont; son, Robert Steven Veasey and wife, Dianna, of Durham; granddaughter, Jessi Veasey; step grandson, Jarrod Hill; three nephews, Thomas, Charles and Michael Veasey; sister in law, Jo Ann Veasey of Durham; and his special animal friends, Sweet Pea and Buddy.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday 1 p.m. at Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 12 to 1 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home in Durham.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.