June 20, 2013
Demesie Pope Coleman
DURHAM - Mrs. Demesie Pope Coleman, 85, died Tuesday afternoon at Durham Regional Hospital. Mrs. Coleman was born in Durham, the daughter of the late James Colin Pope and the late Hattie Radford Pope. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a supervisor in the Housekeeping Department at Duke University Hospital. Mrs. Coleman was a member of Grey Stone Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Franklin Coleman; and sisters, Virginia Cates, Alma Mitchell and Flora Teele.
Mrs. Coleman is survived by sons, Joseph Franklin Coleman Jr. and wife, Teressa, of Johnson City, TN, James Harlan Coleman of Raleigh and Robert Wesley Coleman and wife, Jill, of Asheville; sister, Norma Goodwin of Rougemont; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.
Daryl Bernard Green
DURHAM — Daryl Bernard Green went peacefully into heaven on Sunday, June 16, 2013 at the Veterans Administration Hospital. The 4th of 7 children born to the late Eddie and Christine Green. He was a military veteran and a retired Engineer.
Surviving relatives are his wife, Audrey Green; three sons, Daryl Bagley, Travis Ragland, Bernard Green; two step sons, Andre and Michael White; three sisters, Patricia Smith, Zarinah Bari, Charlestine Royster; and nine grandchildren.
There will be a celebration of his life at South Side Church of Christ, 800 Elmira Ave, Durham, NC, Friday, June 21st. Viewing at 11 a.m. with the service following at 12 noon. The family will receive friends at 423 Obie Dr.
Arrangements are by Holloway Memorial Funeral Home, 2502 NC Hwy 55, Durham, NC 27713.
John Thomas Holman "Slim"
DURHAM - John Thomas Holman "Slim", son of the late Robert and Ethel J. Holman, was born on June 8, 1944 in Durham County. He departed this life Tuesday morning, June 18, 2013 in the comfort of his home.
"Slim" is survived by one sister, Edith H. Hester; one daughter, Cheryl D. Holman; former wife and lifelong friend, Irma J. Holman; five step children; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Burthey Funeral Chapel, 1510 Fayetteville Street.
Arrangements by Burthey Funeral Service.
John ("Jan") Ellis Hryharrow
DURHAM — John ("Jan") Ellis Hryharrow, a resident of Durham, North Carolina for over thirty years, died Monday, June 17, 2013, from complications following heart transplant surgery.
He is survived by his wife, Leslie Hamilton; two step-children, Sean Hamilton and Estelle Hamilton, of Durham; his mother, Ruby Ellis Hryharrow and his sister, Dale Friedman, both of Beaufort, SC; his brother, Danner Hryharrow of Atlanta, GA; four nephews, Gregory Hryharrow of Allentown, PA, Elliott Friedman of San Francisco, CA, Danner Friedman of Charleston, SC, and Porter Friedman of Portland, OR. Jan's beloved and constant canine companion, Gandalf, will continue to keep watch at the home for him.
Jan was a man of many interests: avid sailor and outdoorsman, automobile collector, Francophile, oenophile, accomplished chef, successful businessman, dog lover and conversationalist. Most importantly, he was a friend to many.
Jan lived a very full life; early in his career, he co-owned Sudi's, one of the first fine dining restaurants in Durham. Later, as a commercial real estate broker, developer and early property owner of downtown Durham, Jan was pleased to see his vision of downtown Durham come to fruition.
Jan was a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Class of 1968. He was an officer in the United States Navy and a Viet Nam veteran.
The Friends of Nursing Program at Duke University Hospital is the charity of choice for any charitable donations in Jan's memory.
The memorial service will be held at St. Helena’s Episcopal Church, Beaufort, S.C. on June 22, 2013 at 11 a.m. A Durham, N.C., memorial will be held at a later date.
David Lee Yarborough
DURHAM — David Lee Yarborough, age 72, passed on Monday, June 17, 2013. He is survived by his son, Kevin Yarborough (Iris); daughter, Vickie Yarborough Howard (David); and brother, Daniel Yarborough (Herrie).
Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at St. Joseph A.M.E. Church at 12 noon. The family will received friends one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements are by Scarborough and Hargett Memorial Chapel and Gardens.
Roy G. Atwater
TALLAHASSEE FL — Roy Gray Atwater, 88, of Tallahassee, FL and formerly of Chapel Hill, NC went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 8, 2013. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at True Holiness Church of Love, Tallahassee. Burial will follow at Southside Cemetery. TILLMAN OF TALLAHASSEE is serving the family 850-942-1950.
Having lived in Tallahassee for the past three years, he was a retired maintenance technician for the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and had served as a deacon at Second Baptist Church.
Survivors include: his daughters, Mary Elizabeth (Ernest) Harris, Marie (Edward) Webster, Lorna M. (Reverend William) Foutz (caretakers) and Jacqueline D. Hall; brother, Bruce Atwater; 13 grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his son, David Scottie Atwater; parents, Roy and Leona Fearrington Atwater; and his brothers, Winfred J. Wheeler and Benjamin Atwater.
Anna Cleo Mangum Cope
HENRICO, VA — Anna Cleo Mangum Cope, 91, of Henrico, VA, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013 in Richmond, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin and Rosalie Mangum, Bahama, NC; two sisters, Mildred Harris and Inez Fortner; and one brother, W.B. Mangum.
She was a graduate of the Watts School of Nursing, Durham Regional Hospital, NC; and attended the Appalachian University and UNC School of Public Health. As a Navy nurse, she served in World War II and The Korean Conflict, where she was assigned to the U.S. Naval Hospital, Yokosuka, Japan. For many years, she resided in Isle of Palms, SC, and engaged in nursing at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC. While living in North Palm Beach, FL, she was Supervisor of the North Palm Beach Health Department, serving also as a deputized R.N. for the West Palm Beach Sheriff's Department. She was a member of the American Nursing Association, the VFW, and St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Henrico. She is survived by one daughter, Carol Valentino (Henrico); one son, Samuel (Corey) Cope Black (Richmond); one sister, Alesse M. Lauren (McLean, VA); and four grandchildren, David and Savannah Valentino, and Benjamin and Patricia Black.
A graveside memorial service will be held at St. Martin's Episcopal Church on Saturday, June 22 at 2 p.m.