Obituaries, January 23, 2014
DURHAM — Maggie Bostic, 84, departed her life on January 19, 2014. She leaves behind her son Nathaniel Bostic III, her daughter Linda Clark, sixteen grandchildren, thirty-eight great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, four brothers and three sisters.
A viewing will be held at Southside Church of Christ, 800 Elmira Ave. on Saturday January 25, 2014 at 11:30 am to 12:30 pm and the service will begin at 12:30 pm.
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.
O.H. “Jay” Joyner, Jr.
DURHAM — Mr. O.H. “Jay” Joyner, Jr., age 89, died late Tuesday afternoon at his home.
Born September 26, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan, Jay was the son of the late O.H. and Elsie O. Joyner. He graduated from Southeastern High School in Detroit in 1943, and was a veteran of World II, serving in the U.S. Army.
He moved to North Carolina in March of 1943, and after returning home from the war he operated Central Sales and Service on Main Street in Durham for several years. From 1965 until his retirement in 1987 he was employed with IBM, beginning as packaging machines and then at the time of his retirement operating a CAD machine.
Jay was a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the Julian S. Carr Bible Class. He was also a member of the Mt. Sylvan Seniors Group.
Jay was preceded in death by his loving wife of 64 years, Doris Harris Joyner.
Surviving are his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, William and Willie Mae Harris of Durham; his niece, Amy Harris Ascher and husband John of Chapel Hill, their children Benjamin, Avery, and Christopher; his sister, Delores McMurphy of Chesterfield, Michigan; and several nieces and nephews, including John Vollmayer and wife Diane of Rochester Hills, Michigan.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 25 at 3:00 p.m. in the Howerton & Bryan Funeral Chapel, Rev. Taylor Mills officiating. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Justin Leitzel, Chuck Campbell, Randy Sheffield, Dan Cone, David Patterson and John Ascher.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 215 North Church Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701.
The family will receive friends at Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home Friday from 6 to 8 PM.
The Joyner family is under the care of Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home. Online condolences may be submitted to www.howertonbryan.com. Select obituaries.
Billy Ray Kirby
DURHAM — Billy Ray Kirby, 77, passed away Monday morning, January 20, 2014. He was born in Kentucky, son of the late Oscar and Ann Kirby.
He is a member and former deacon of Berea Baptist Church. He was a leader with Boy Scout Troop 486. He was a member of Green Level Masonic Lodge #277. He retired after 35 years with IBM.
He is survived by his wife, Draxie Newsom Kirby; two daughters, Marti Jessup (Michael) and Candy Kirby of Durham; one son, Bret Kirby (Sheri), and two granddaughters, Hallie and Megan, of Frederick, MD; two sisters, Patty Bruce of Bremen, Kentucky, and Sonja Christmas of Houston, Texas.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, at 11:00 am in the Howerton-Bryan Funeral Chapel. Officiating will be Reverends Woody Massey and Jay Fogleman. Burial will follow at the Berea Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive visitors Thursday evening at the funeral home, from 7:00 – 9:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Boy Scout Troop 486, c/o Janice Jarrell, 1500 Sedwick Road, Durham, NC 27713.
The Kirby family is under the care of Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home. Online condolences may be submitted to www.howertonbryan.com. Select Obituaries.
Marie Clapp Moffitt
DURHAM — Dr. Marie Clapp Moffitt of Durham, North Carolina passed away January 20, 2014, at the age of 101 years.
Dr. Moffitt was born May 15, 1912 in Greensboro, North Carolina to the late Mr. Walter Odie Clapp, Sr. and Mrs. Willie Wagstaff Clapp. She was preceded in death by her husband Mr. James Link Moffitt, Sr. and son Mr. James Link Moffitt, Jr.
Marie was a pioneering Home Economics teacher in Durham County and with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction from which she retired in January 1975. She was actively engaged in many organizations including Peace Missionary Baptist Church and Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Bahama. She received her Bachelors Degree from Bennett College (1934), Masters Degree from Cornell University (1937), Doctor of Education from Dallas State College and Doctor of Philosophy from Walden University.
Her daughter-in-law Mrs. Sandra Cooper Moffitt, grandsons Dr. Jason Moffitt and Mario Moffitt, and three great-grandchildren, all from Atlanta, Georgia, survive her. A devoted nephew Dr. Clarence Miller of Los Angeles, California and goddaughter Mrs. Corona Foust of Durham also survive her.
Viewing will take place at Peace Missionary Baptist Church, 2608 Apex Highway on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:00PM. Funeral services will follow at 2:00PM at the church. Burial will be held at Glenview Cemetery beginning at 3:30PM the same day.
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.
Kathleen K. Mosley
DURHAM — Mrs. Kathleen K. Mosley, 90, peacefully passed away at her home in Durham Tuesday evening, January 21, 2014. She is preceded in death by her parents, Andrew Eugene Keasler and Samantha Jane Trollinger Keasler. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Bobby Mosley; a son, Glenn Davidson; two grandchildren, Jamie Mosley, Derek Shannon Haithcock; great-grandchildren, Derek Shannon Haithcock, Jr., Isabella Rouse; a daughter-in-law, Rita Davidson; 4 brothers and 4 sisters.
Mrs. Mosley retired from Burlington Industries. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and friend.
She is survived by her daughters, Glenda Nichols (Fred), Mary Gordon (Charles), Cathy Johnson (Randy), Barbara Bryant (Glenn); sons, Jerry Mosley, Cliff Davidson, James Mosley (Patricia), Roger Mosley (Donna), Bobby Mosley; brother, Bobby Keasler; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and a large extended family.
Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. on Friday, January 24 at Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham with Rev. Virgil Nolan officiating. Burial will follow at Brier Creek Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.
Spencer P. Reid
DURHAM — Spencer P. Reid, 102, passed Tuesday, January 14, 2014 after a brief illness at the VA Hospital. Mr. Reid was a native and lifelong resident of Durham. He served his country in WWII from 1943 to 1945 in Europe. After leaving the Army, he worked at Leggett and Myers Tobacco Factory until his retirement. He is survived by his daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Mitchell, Ms. Mertice Reid and Mrs. Constance Harris; two sisters, Ms. Elizabeth Reid and Mrs. Margaret Hill; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 25, 2014 at St. Mark AME Zion Church, 531 S. Roxboro St., Durham, NC at 12:00 noon, with visitation starting at 11:00. Arrangements entrusted to Scarborough and Hargett Memorial Chapel and Gardens.
Marlene Bledsoe Ross
DURHAM — Mrs. Marlene Bledsoe Ross “Granny,” 78, of Durham, died on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.
Mrs. Ross was born in Wake County to the late Henry Bledsoe and Doris Sorrell Bledsoe. She retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield as a Medical Claims Adjuster. She was a member of Leesville Road Baptist Church and the XYZ Seniors at Carr United Methodist Church. She was an honorary member of Lynn’s Crossroads Ruritan Club and the Bethesda community Jolly Group. Marlene has been a loved and dedicated member of the Leesville Road community, serving any and all that needed her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim “Buck” Ross, and a brother, Harold Bledsoe.
She is survived by her son, Marshall Ross and wife, Geneva of Durham; two grandsons, Thomas Ross and wife, Cheyenne and Matthew Ross and “lady friend” Sarah; two brothers, Douglas Bledsoe of Hillsborough and Norman Bledsoe of Greensboro; sister, Rennie Johnson of Youngsville; and her dog and faithful companion, Paco.
Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 am at Leesville Road Baptist Church. Burial will be in Brier Creek Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Brad Geercken, Brian Ferrell, Jimmie Massengill, Scott West, Joe Mitchell and Brent Brogden. Honorary Pallbearers will be the members of Lynn’s Crossroads Ruritan Club and the members of the Bethesda Volunteer Fire Department as well as all of her “adopted grandsons.”
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home and other times at the home of her son, 5108 Sky Lane Drive. Flowers are acceptable. Online condolences may be made at www.hudsonfuneralhome.com.
Roger “Gene” Cash
CREEDMOOR — Mr. Roger “Gene” Cash, 73, of 1153 Cash Road, died on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.
Mr. Cash was a native and lifelong resident of Creedmoor, the son of the late Lucius Cash and Morrison Estes Cash. He retired after 25 years from IBM Corp. in the Utility Plant. He was a member of Hester Baptist Church in Oxford. He loved woodworking, gardening and riding his tractor.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy M. Cash; daughter, Karen C. Smith and husband, Bill of Creedmoor; granddaughter, Taylor Melton.
Funeral services will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Chapel, followed by a private family burial in Carolina Memorial Gardens. Rev Dan Hill and Rev. Jonathan Barbee will officiate and eulogy by Dave Currin.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home and other times at 1153 Cash Road. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hester Baptist Church, PO Box 964, Oxford, NC 27565 or Olive Grove Baptist Church, 3024 Olive Grove Church Rd., Creedmoor, NC 27522. Online condolences may be made at www.hudsonfuneralhome.com.
Travis Carver Barnette
ROXBORO — Travis Carver Barnette, 29, of 7065 Virgilina Road, died Tuesday morning, January 21, 2014 at Person Memorial Hospital. Born in Durham County, son of Keith Long Barnette & Mary Lee Carver Barnette, both of Roxboro. Mr. Barnette was a member of DIFF fishing club, was an avid outdoors man and loved to ride ATVs.
Surviving in addition to his parents are his stepmother Mary Pruitt Barnette of Roxboro; his partner Angela Morris of the home; his maternal grandmother Erma Capone Carver of Roxboro; his paternal grandparents Mary Elizabeth Barnette & Paul Barnette of Roxboro; his stepdaughter Julie Morris of the home; his brother Devin Keith Barnette of Roxboro; his stepsister Ashley Irby of Roxboro.
Funeral Service will be held 7:00 PM Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Brooks & White Chapel by the Rev. Dennis McDonald. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the funeral home and other times at the homes of both his parents.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice for nature.
Condolences may be sent to www.brooksandwhite.com.