Obituaries, January 19, 2014

Jan. 18, 2014 @ 05:42 PM


Edward L. Andrews Jr.
DURHAM — Mr. Edward L. “Eddie” Andrews Jr., 86, of Durham, died on Friday, January 17, 2014, after a short illness.
Mr. Andrews was a native and lifelong resident of Durham, the son of the late Edward L. Andrews Sr. and Pattie Foster Andrews. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired from Dixon Flooring Co. He was a lifelong prominent member of Carr United Methodist Church until they closed; he then joined Angier Avenue Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his sisters, Shirley Goins and Juanita Levine.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley R. Andrews; two sons, Eddie Andrews III and wife, Marie of Hillsborough and Rusty Andrews of Durham; one daughter, Linda Andrews of Kernersville; brother, Bill Andrews of Garner and five grandchildren, Jonathan, Jennifer, Christopher, Alexandra and Michael.
Funeral services will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Chapel, officiated by Dr. Jim Baggett. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Billy Andrews, Robbie Andrews, Ricky Andrews, Lee O’Briant, David Russell and Barry Russell.
The family will receive friends on Monday from 1 to 2 p.m., prior to the service at Hudson Funeral Home. Flowers are acceptable or donations may be made to the Duke HomeCare and Hospice, 4321 Medical Park Drive, Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704 for the Hock Family Pavilion.
The family would like express their gratitude to the staff of Hock Family Pavilion for the fine care given to Mr. Andrews during his illness. Online condolences may be made at

Edgar Burton, Jr.
DURHAM — Edgar "Baby Lee" Burton, Jr., 92, departed his life on January 14, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Harris Burton; one daughter, Theresa Burton Richmond and her husband Darryl; one sister and two brothers.
Funeral services will be held at Cain's Chapel Baptist Church today at 3:00 pm, with visitation at 2:00 pm.
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.

Ethel Gillis Coleman
DURHAM — Ethel Gillis Coleman, 98, the daughter of the late William Henry and Barbara Goibs Gillis, Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, departed this life on Tuesday afternoon, January 14, 2014 at the Hillcrest Convalescence Center in Durham, N.C.
Mrs. Coleman is survived by her 4 children, Frances C. Walford, Baltimore, Md.; Barbara C. Smith, East Hartford, Conn.; Clinton R. Coleman, Jr., Baltimore, Md.; G. Ray Coleman, Durham, N.C., with whom she lived for the past 7 years; 8 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Coleman's late husband, Bishop Clinton R. Coleman, Sr., predeceased her in 1996.
She attended the public schools of Concord, N.C. and received her bachelor's degree from Fayetteville State College (University) in 1956. Mrs. Coleman taught in the North Carolina public school system and retired in 1976 from the Baltimore City school system. She spent 47 years in the City of Baltimore where her husband was pastor of Pennsylvania Avenue A.M.E. Zion Church, and in 1972 he was elevated to the Episcopacy of the A.M.E. Zion Church and Mrs. Coleman participated in this larger ministry, serving as Bishop Coleman's Missionary Supervisor.
Mrs. Coleman was a gracious and generous woman with a sweet spirit, a radiant smile, and a quick wit. She will be missed by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and all who knew her.
Her service of celebration will be held Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at St. Mark A.M.E. Zion Church, 531 S. Roxboro St. Viewing 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, service at 12:00 noon. The family requests, in lieu of flowers contribution be made to the St. Mark A.M.E. Zion Church Building Fund.
Arrangements by Burthery Funeral Service.

Tommy Collins
DURHAM — Mr. Tommy Collins passed away on January 16, 2014. He is survived by his mother, Ethel Collins; father, Louis Collins; fiancee, La Starr Withers; one son, Timothy; two daughters, Tiffany and Ashley; six brothers, Milton, Victor (Jolynn), Roger, Roland Lee, Jeffrey, Stephen; one sister, Louise Neal (David).
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at Seed Time & Harvest Fellowship, 804 Berwyn Ave, Durham, NC 27704 beginning at 1 p.m. A visitation with family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are entrusted to Scarborough and Hargett Memorial Chapel and Gardens.

Rev. Dr. Samuel M. Corbett
DURHAM — Rev. Dr. Samuel M. Corbett, 68, of 112 Leacroft Way, expired on January 17 at Duke Hospice in Durham, NC.
The funeral services will be professionally directed on Tueday at 11 AM at Lee's Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Cedar Grove, NC. Entombment will follow in the Woodlawn Memorial Park in Durham, NC. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM on Monday at Rock Springs Baptist Church in Creedmoor, NC.
Survivors: wife, Dorothy B. Corbett; 2 daughters, Trish Corbett and Angela T. Fuller; a son, Corey Thorpe; 2 sisters; 3 brothers; grandchildren and other loving relatives and friends.
Professional arrangements by Feggins & Feggins Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. in Wake Forest, NC, 919-556-1018. “We Care.”

David H. Harris
DURHAM — David H. Harris, of Durham, passed away Friday, January 17, 2014 at Duke University Hospital. Born in Staten Island, NY, Mr. Harris was the son of the late Seymour Henry Harris and Madge Kiser Harris. Mr. Harris was a systems analyst with IBM for 22 years. He was a 1959 graduate of Brooks School in North Andover, MA, and a 1963 graduate of Duke University.
Mr. Harris is survived by his wife of 51 years, Virginia Currie Harris; two sons, Drew Harris and Jeff Harris and wife Beth; a daughter, Amy Harris; six grandchildren, Ashley, Tori, Casey, Ali, James David and Ainsley; one great-grandchild, Sofi; and a brother, Rowland Harris.
A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Clements Funeral Chapel, Durham, with Mr. Durwood Currie officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home, Durham.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc., in Durham, N.C. Online condolences may be made at

Clyde Griffin “Pete” Oakley
DURHAM — Clyde Griffin “Pete” Oakley, of Durham, passed away Friday, January 17, 2014 at his residence. Born in Chatham County, Mr. Oakley was the son of the late Hubert Oakley and Willie Lee Jones Oakley. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Alice Logan Glosson Oakley; six brothers, Herman, Victor, John, Hubert, Clarence and Percy Oakley; and two sisters, Myrtle Harris and Evie Bowling. Mr. Oakley retired from Liggett & Myers in 1989 after 32 years of employment. Pete loved gardening, singing, hunting and pulling for the Tar Heels.
Mr. Oakley is survived by a daughter, Debra Oakley-Hunter and husband Billy; a son, Alvin C. Oakley and wife Terrye; two grandchildren, Hunter Oakley and Brok Oakley; and two sisters, Arnese Dillehay and Juanita Lunsford.
A funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday at Clements Funeral Chapel, Durham, with Rev. Ray Cobb officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at Clements Funeral Home, Durham.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc., in Durham, N.C. Online condolences may be made at

Junius Sterling Sales, Jr.
DURHAM — Junius Sterling (Jake Junior) Sales, Jr. passed quietly on January 17, 2014. He was born and raised in Durham County and graduated from Merrick-Moore High School in 1965. He served in the US Navy “Seabees” during the Vietnam era. For many years, he, together with his father and brothers, owned and operated Jake’s Garage.
He leaves to cherish his memory two daughters, Junyne Sales (LaFarrell) Lloyd and Junya Sheronda Sales; grandchildren Mya Anquel Sales, Myles Jaedon Lloyd and Kendyl Parker Lloyd; two brothers; one aunt and a host of other relatives and friends. Special thanks to the CLC Staff for their special care, especially “Grasshopper.”
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at Holloway Memorial Funeral Chapel.
Arrangements are entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.

Janice Dian Spinks
DURHAM — Janice Dian Spinks, 58, departed her life in her home on January 14, 2014.
She leaves behind her mother, four children, twelve grandchildren, two brothers, two sisters and a host of relatives and friends.
Her funeral service will be held at Union Baptist Church, 904 N. Roxboro St, in Durham, NC. The viewing will be at 11:00 am, funeral at 12 noon, Tuesday, January 21, 2014.
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.


James Robert Gates
HILLSBOROUGH — James Robert Gates, born December 15, 1931, passed away peacefully on the morning of January 15, 2014. James, who grew up in Hillsborough, was born in Caldwell to the late James W. Gates and Ruth C. Gates. He is preceded in death by both parents; his wife, Andrea; his infant son, James E. Gates; and his son-in-law, Larry Marcom. He is survived by his sister, Gladys Boyd and her husband, George; 2 daughters, Susan Marcom and Faye Gates; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and extended family. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM in the Walker's Funeral Home Chapel in Hillsborough.


Major Adam Wall Jr.
RALEIGH — Major Adam Wall Jr., of 2612 Firelight Road, Raleigh, departed this life on Thursday, January 16, 2014. He was a Retired Police Officer from North Carolina Central University with thirty years of service.
Funeral Services 1:00 PM, Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at Faith Missionary Baptist Church, Raleigh. Visitation 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM prior to funeral services. Interment at Carolina Biblical Gardens, Garner.
Survivors: a loving wife of thirty-four years, Ruth Wall; children Tonja Wall of Durham, Kevin Wall (Petrina) of Raleigh, Tracie Smith (Frank) of Raleigh, Adam Wall III of Raleigh; sister, Sandra Green of Durham; brother, Kenneth Wall (Linda) of Durham; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services by Lea Funeral Home, Raleigh, NC (919) 231-1000,


Katherine Ogden Fore Chapman
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Katherine Ogden Fore Chapman, age 90, of Murfreesboro, TN, passed away on January 15, 2014. Born in Danville, Virginia on November 30, 1923 to Grace and Randolph T. Fore, Sr., Katherine and her older brother Randolph were reared in Greensboro, NC where she graduated from Grimsley High School and Kings Business College. She married John Wesley Chapman, Sr. on August 7, 1948 and moved to Durham, NC to begin their life together. There they reared two children Wesley and Carol and lived until moving to Murfreesboro, TN in 2004.
Katherine retired from a full career in the accounting offices of Erwin Mills and Golden Belt Manufacturing Company. Over the years she was involved in the Chancel Choir and United Methodist Women of Trinity United Methodist Church of Durham, the Durham Garden Club, and the Alpha Iota Sorority. Upon moving to Murfreesboro, they became members of the First United Methodist Church.
Katherine will be remembered for her listening ear for family and friends and especially, for her love for her grandsons. She was gifted in making you feel special in her presence because she delighted in people and in serving them. Also, it didn’t take much for her to be ready to go when invited on a trip.
Her love of travel began with numerous camping vacations along the entire east coast with her young family. Later in life there were trips to Alaska, New Orleans, and Mexico City with lifelong friends Shorty and Alyse Barnes of Durham. Several cruises with Wesley to the Great Lakes and the Caribbean, and a particular trip to Scotland with him caused her to have to get her first passport. Following John’s passing in September 2006, she continued the tradition with a cruise to Hawaii with Wes and several more visits to Minnesota before her first stroke limited travel.
Carol’s family would often take John and Katherine on vacations to the beach. In addition, after moving to Murfreesboro, they participated in many of their grandsons’ activities. They enjoyed being there as their grandsons were growing up.
Katherine is survived by her son J. Wesley Chapman, Jr. of Northfield, MN, her daughter Carol Chapman Stephens and her husband Marc Stephens of Murfreesboro, TN. Her grandsons are John Marc, Daniel, Paul, and Samuel Stephens.
The family would like to express particular appreciation to the staff of Community Care of Rutherford County for their dedication and attention that was afforded their mother.
Funeral Services will be held 11:00am Tuesday, January 21, 2014 in the Chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service with Rev. Taylor Mills officiating. Interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.
Friends may visit from 9:00-11:00am Tuesday prior to the service at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service.
In lieu of flowers donations should be made to Community Care of Rutherford County, 901 County Farm Rd., Murfreesboro, TN 37127.
Arrangements are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Online condolences: Select Obituaries.

Berniece Correll Daddario
WINCHESTER, Va. — Berniece Correll Daddario, 91, passed away peacefully on January 17, 2014 in Winchester, Virginia.
Bernie was born in Baker, Montana, on January 24, 1922, the daughter of Olga and Prentice Correll, and grew up with six siblings in Moorhead, Minnesota. While serving in World War II, she met a young naval officer named Frank Daddario who was docked on the USS Yorktown in Seattle. They married in 1946 and lived briefly in Johnson City, Tennessee, before settling in Durham where they founded Carolina Air Conditioning Co. Bernie worked as CAC’s bookkeeper and office manager until her retirement in 1999.
Berniece was an accomplished oil painter and artist. Partial to still-life and modernism, Bernie studied with the renowned artist Gerald Tempest at his studio in Durham and painted for most of her life. Bernie applied her artistic talents to all areas of life, especially cooking. A gifted chef, she was known for her inventive gourmet meals.
In addition to painting, Bernie enjoyed bridge, traveling, gardening and golf. She also loved entertaining friends and family at her weekend home on Hyco Lake where she was known to “drop a hook.”
She was predeceased by Frank, her husband of 65 years, as well as four siblings. Bernie is survived by her brother, Lloyd Correll, and sister, Evelyn Simpson, both of Minnesota; three daughters, Janis Waltrip and her husband Michael of Winston-Salem, Marsha Hare and her husband George of Durham, and Gina Daddario and her husband Robert Stein of Winchester, VA; and grandchildren Tom Waltrip, Becca Waltrip, Allison Kelly and her husband Matthew, Wesley Hare, Daria Stein and Levi Stein. Bernie was a long-time member of First Presbyterian Church.
There will be a family graveside service on Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, friends can make donations to Blue Ridge Hospice, Winchester, VA, or the Durham Arts Council, Durham, N.C.
The family would like to thank the kind and caring staffs of the Blue Ridge Hospice and the Willows at Meadow Branch.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc., in Durham, N.C. Online condolences may be made at

Ricky Dale Roemmich, Jr.
PROSPECT HILL — Ricky Dale Roemmich, Jr., 34, died Saturday, January 18, 2014. He was a graduate of Orange High School Class of 1998. He worked at Southern Electric and later for UNC-CH for ten years. He enjoyed welding and working his saw mill. He enjoyed the outdoors and hunting. He loved his family and spending his free time with his children.
Surviving are his wife, Amber Blankenship Roemmich; two sons, R. J. Roemmich and Jarrett Roemmich; his daughter, Malynne Roemmich; his parents, Bonita Fisher and Richard Dale Roemmich, Sr., Efland; two sisters, Jennifer A. Powell (Bryan), Timberlake, and Rebecca Roemmich (Nate Furstenberg), Cedar Grove; one niece, Samantha Morris, Timberlake; and one nephew, Nicholas Powell, Timberlake.
The memorial service will be held 2:30 PM Monday in Walnut Grove UMC by Rev. Gayla Collins and Rev. Bob Brizendine. Visitation will be 1-2:15 PM Monday in the church.