January 28, 2013
Melvin “Wayne” Brinkley
DURHAM - Melvin “Wayne” Brinkley, 71, died on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at his home. Wayne was born in Durham on June 26, 1941. He was preceded in death by his parents, Peggy Utley Edmonds, Louis Dwight Edmonds and James Robert Brinkley.
If you ever met Wayne, you would know, without a doubt, his incredible love for his family especially his children and grandson. Throughout the years, one of his favorite things was playing golf. Later in life, he began to share his love of golf with others by making custom golf clubs to give to most of the kids he met and coaching golf for the Special Olympics.
Wayne was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Shirley Nelson Brinkley.
He is survived by his daughter, Beth Brinkley Shepard of Durham; son, Dwayne Brinkley and wife, Heather, of Durham; grandson and best friend, Max Shepard of Durham; sister, Bonnie Smith of Durham; and niece, Audrey Smith Rorer, husband, Jared, great nephew, Evan of Charlotte. He is also survived by many other cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
A Memorial Service will be offered 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2013 from Page Road Baptist Church, 1912 Page Rd., Durham 27703.
Friends may visit from 11:30 – 1, prior to the service at the church and, other times, at the home of Bonnie Smith.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Wayne’s name may be made to the Special Olympics North Carolina, 2200 Gateway Centre Blvd., Ste. 201, Morrisville 27560.
The Brinkley family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Durham. Online memorials, www.hallwynne.com select obituaries.
DURHAM — Leroy Caesar passed Thursday, January 24th. He was a native of Durham.
A celebration of life service will be Wednesday, January 30th, at the Mt. Calvary Light House Church, 500 Driver Ave. Visitation will be at 11-12 p.m. Services will start at 12 p.m. The family will be at 207 Nichols Farm Dr.
Funeral services will be Saturday, February 2nd, at 12 p.m. at the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, 934 Gorsuch Ave., Baltimore, Md.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Flora Caesar; 10 daughters, three sons, two sisters, two brothers, and a host of grands and great grands. He was preceded in death by two sons and two daughters.
Helen Jordan Lewis
Durham - Mrs. Helen Jordan Lewis, 85, died Sunday morning in Burlington. Mrs. Lewis was born in Person Co., daughter of the late Driscoll L. and Lessie Stanfield Jordan. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Otis Lee Lewis; a brother, Driscoll L. Jordan Jr.; and a grandson, Robert Webb. Mrs. Lewis was a homemaker. She was a member of the Powerline Church of the Nazarene.
Surviving is a daughter, Patricia L. Spoon (Mike) of Alamance; two sons, Wayne Lewis (Deborah) of Haw River and Charles L. Lewis (Barbara) of Durham; three granddaughters, eight grandsons, 15 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
A Funeral Service will be conducted on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham by Rev. Tim Taylor. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Durham. The family will receive friends at Clements Funeral Home, 1105 Broad St., in Durham from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the Funeral Service.
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.
Mary Katherine Terry Mangum
DURHAM — Mary Katherine Terry Mangum, age 86, died peacefully Friday, January 25, 2013 surrounded by her loving family at Durham Regional Hospital after a short illness. She was born to the late Joseph D. and Sudie Poole Terry on November 1, 1926. Katherine was born and grew up in northern Durham County, along with four brothers and two sisters, in a small community consisting mainly of relatives and friends. She attended Durham County schools and graduated from Mangum High School in Bahama. She was of the Primitive Baptist faith and attended Mt. Lebanon Primitive Baptist Church on Guess Road in Durham during her entire lifetime.
Katherine is survived by her three children, Kay Mangum of Durham, Terry Mangum and wife, Mary Jane, of Durham, and Linda Mangum Russo and husband, Tony, of Hurdle Mills; her sister, Elizabeth Terry Henderson of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; her seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Alex Mangum. They were married in 1945 and were together for 58 years until his death in 2003.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30th, at Mt. Lebanon Primitive Baptist Church with family friend Reverend Phil Wiggins presiding. Burial will follow in the Mt. Lebanon Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
Friends may visit Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service in Durham.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Katherine’s memory to Mt. Lebanon Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Bill Hunt, 1601 Riverside Drive, Hillsborough 27278; or Paralyzed Veterans of America, 7 Mill Brook Road, Wilton, N.H. 03086.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the entire fifth floor staff of Durham Regional Hospital for the wonderful care given to Katherine during her final two week hospital stay.
Arrangements for the Mangum family are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Online condolences www.hallwynne.com.
Billy F. Dunnagan
HILLSBOROUGH — Mr. Billy F. Dunnagan, 77, passed away at Durham Regional Hospital. Mr. Dunnagan was raised in Orange Co. by the late Willie and George Jones after his parents Will and Elizabeth Dunnagan passed. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Nancy S. Dunnagan.
Billy first retired from Swift Meat Packing as a salesman. He then worked with the ABC board and then retired from the Orange County Sheriff’s Dept. with the rank of Major.
Mr. Dunnagan is survived by his daughter, Betsy Dunnagan (Ricky Clark); son, Doug Dunnagan (Vicki); granddaughters, Misty Hilton (Dace) and Alexandria Dunnagan; grandson, Trevor Little; great grandchildren, James Carroll, Hunter Hilton, Kirsten Hilton; sister, Margaret Lassiter; and brothers, Richard, David and Wayne Jones.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Union Grove United Methodist Church in Hillsborough with Rev. Rich Greenway and Rev. Lt. Ned Thorpe officiating. There is no visitation scheduled.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Union Grove United Methodist Church in Hillsborough at 6407 Union Grove Church Rd., Hillsborough 27278.
The family is being assisted in Hillsborough by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.
HILLSBOROUGH - Josephine Holman-Long, daughter of the late James and Lottie Thompson, born April 18, 1929, died January 26, 2013 in Duke Hospice, Hillsborough 27278.
The funeral will be conducted 12 p.m. Tuesday in Mt. Zion AME Church, with family visitation one hour before the funeral, 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. Burial in Mt. Zion Memorial Gardens.
She is survived by one son, James Bryant Holman (Jackie); four granddaughters, Candice Bynum (Kuron), Trina Holman, Paula Holman and Bianca Cates; four great grandchildren, three sisters, one brother, and stepmother, Celia Thompson.
Her daughter, Trina A. Holman; first and second husbands, James Holman and James Long; and her mother and father, Rev. James and Lottie Thompson, all pre-deceased her.
She owned her own beauty shop for over 50 years and later became a certified Nursing Assistant continuing to serve people. She was always active in her community, church, political party, professional and civic organizations.
Public viewing, Monday 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. in Chavis-Parker Funeral Home.
Cecil Murray Long
CHAPEL HILL - Cecil Murray Long (M/SGT Retired), age 85, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, January 25, 2013. He was born in Lincoln County, Georgia to I.R. and Sally Jane Jones Long.
He graduated from Rhinehardt Jr. College in 1946 and joined the Air Force. While stationed with the R.O.T.C. at UNC Chapel Hill, he completed his education with a B.S. degree in Business Administration. Retiring after 20 years service in 1966, he joined the staff of Duke Medical Center. After 24 years as Business Manager for the Psychiatric Dept., he worked part time as Business Mgr. of the Center for the Study of Aging for 14 years, retiring in 2004. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joan Fields Long; daughter, Allison Long Morris (wife of the late Jerry W. Morris), Timberlake; son, Brent Long (Marcie) of Blue Ridge, Va.; brother, Milton Long, Greenville, S.C.; grandchildren, Taylor Morris, U.S. Navy (Hawaii), Allie and Greyson Morris, Chad Baldwin, Kalley, Caleb, and Karina Long. Preceded in death by brothers, George and Romulus Long, Washington, Ga., Bill Long and Edwin (Skip) Long of S.C.; sister, Dovie Moss, Perry, Ga.
Cecil was active in the work of the Lord. He was instrumental in building Forest Grove Chapel on U.S. 15-501 south of Chapel Hill. He was an elder and did much of the teaching for 30 years. He continued to be helpful in establishing the Chapel Hill Wesleyan Church for 12 years and since 2001 until his illness, his attendance was in fellowship with Farrington Road Baptist Church. In 1973, he was on the committee for the Billy Graham Crusade in Raleigh. He was involved in Lay Witness Missions and spent many weekends traveling to different churches with Dr. Bill Wilson's team. A fan of Southern Gospel music, he attended many concerts including National Quartet Conventions and the Grand Ole Opry Reunions. He was an avid golfer and a Tar Heel fan. He will be remembered as a person that loved the Lord Jesus Christ, was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend and mentor for many people.
The family wishes to thank the staff of ComForcare, caregiver Michael Jeffers, all the staff of Duke Hospital Pallative Care and the hospice staff of Hock Family Pavilion.
Visitation will be held on Monday, January 28, 2013 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Walker's Funeral Home, 120 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill 27516.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Providence Friends Meeting Church, 2054 Providence Church Road, Pleasant Garden, N.C. 27313.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Orange County Rescue Squad in Carrboro.
Online condolences may be sent to www.walkersfuneralservice.com.
Grace Lee Beattie
WILMINGTON — Grace Lee Beattie, of Wilmington, died Friday, January 25, 2013 at Davis Health Care Center.
She was born in Boston, Mass., February 1, 1925, the daughter of the late Walter Bassette and Katherine Lee Bassette.
She is survived by her children, David Beattie, Kathleen High, Sharon Beattie, and Peggy Esau; also three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Private services will be held at a later date.