February 12, 2013

Feb. 11, 2013 @ 07:14 PM

Jay Carl Anderson 

DURHAM - Jay Carl Anderson, 56, of St. Petersburg, died Friday, February 8, 2013. Born in Utica, New York, he came here in 2010 from Durham. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in History from Duke University, Class of 1978. He was the official photographer for the American Dance Festival for 15 years, and many of his dance photos continue to be published around the world. He also photographed many Duke athletic events, especially basketball games. Prior to moving to St. Petersburg, he was projectionist for the Carolina Theater in Durham. An avid stamp collector and a member of the St. Petersburg Stamp Club, he also took pleasure in gardening and was a member of the Gulfport Garden Club. He was very artistic and enjoyed painting and was a member of the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg. He liked camping and woodworking.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Saundra P. Anderson of St. Petersburg; his mother, Marion C. Anderson of St. Petersburg; his father, Jay C. (Sally) Anderson of Clinton, N.Y.; a sister, Carolyn (Bill) Kirk of Gloucester, Mass.; two brothers, David J. (Denise) Anderson of Clinton, N.Y. and Mark A. (Katie) Anderson of Westborough, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews.

Raymond Howard Lassiter 
DURHAM — Funeral services for Raymond Howard Lassiter, 63, will be held at noon Wednesday at Immanuel Temple Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2102 S. Alston Avenue. Family visitation, one hour prior to service.
He was a retired U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sergeant.
Survivors include his wife, Dr. Ernestine Bradley Lassiter; daughters, Tamara C. Lassiter and Hatajai A. Lassiter; two grandchildren; siblings, Rev. Willis S. Lassiter (Shirley), Jean L. Horton, Lewis I. Lassiter (Phyllis), Mary L. Bynum, Ava L. Sweeney, Janie L. Thomas and Ernest L. Lassiter (H. Louise).
Viewing, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at Fisher Funeral Parlor.

Jo Ann Johnson Pridgen
DURHAM - Jo Ann Johnson Pridgen, 72, of Durham died on Friday, February 8, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Joe Johnson and Cozy Wray Draughan. Mrs. Pridgen  was a homemaker and also a member of Roberson Grove Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Bobby Pridgen; one son, Kevin Pridgen; four daughters, Patricia Wynn, Peggy Pridgen, Sharron Pridgen and Brittaney Warren; two brothers, Bill Johnson and Ray Draughan; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Hudson Funeral Chapel. Pastor Jack O’Neal will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home. Flowers are acceptable. Online condolences can be made at www.hudsonfuneralhome.com.

William Hunt Temple 
DURHAM — Mr. William Hunt Temple, 80, died Sunday at Durham Regional Hospital. Mr. Temple was born in Granville Co., the son of the late John Joseph Temple and the late Gladys Hunt Temple. Prior to his retirement in 1996, he was employed by the NC Department of Transportation Traffic Services. He was a faithful member of Ridgecrest Baptist church since 1981. Mr. Temple was a member of the Citizens Observer Patrol for the Durham Police Department. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bobby and John.
Mr. Temple is survived by his wife, Carol Temple; son, James “Ernie” Temple and wife, Nancy, of Grassy Creek; daughters, Claudia Temple Hall and husband, Lin, of Hillsborough and Donna Temple Paulette and husband, Randy, of Graham; seven grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held Thursday, February 14, 2013, 2 p.m. at Ridgecrest Baptist Church with Dr. Marc Francis and Mr. Rodney Hicks officiating. The family will receive friends at the church following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ridgecrest Baptist Church, 1104 Milton Rd., Durham, NC 27712 or a charity of one’s choice.
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com. 

Josephine Atwater Alston

CHAPEL HILL — Josephine Atwater Alston was born November 3, 1936 and departed this life on February 9, 2013. She is survived by his husband, Earl Alston; five daughters; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and two step brothers.
Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 13, at 2 p.m. at Terrells Chapel AME Zion Church. Visitation will be held from 1:30 to 2 p.m.
Public viewing will be today, Feb. 12, from 3 until 7 p.m. at the church.
S.E. Thomas Funeral & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

Alice Hazlett Kessing 
CHAPEL HILL — Alice Hazlett Kessing died peacefully, surrounded by her family on February 9, 2013. She was born in Honolulu, on October 30, 1931, the daughter of Captain Edward and Elizabeth (“Ibby”) Hazlett. A UNC graduate, she lived most of her life in Chapel Hill, where she served the community through her work at the Caring and Sharing Center and the Child Care Services Association. Her Catholic faith was precious to her and she was an example of Christian love and charity to her family and community.
She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Jonas Warren Kessing Sr.; and her parents. She is survived by her sister, Elizabeth Hazlett Scott of Chambersburg, Pa.; her five treasured children, Diane Kessing Jaskot (Jay) of Richmond, Va., Joan Kessing Driscoll (Rick) of Atlanta, Ned Kessing (Kathy) of Apex, Jonas Warren Kessing Jr. (Ginger) of Chapel Hill, Alice Mott 
Kessing; nine loving grandchildren; and her faithful dog, “Middie.”
A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Thomas More Catholic Church on Thursday, February 14, at 10 a.m., followed by a reception at the church, and interment at Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at Walker's Funeral Home in Chapel Hill on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 from 6 until 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to Child Care Services Association, 1829 East Franklin Street, Building 1000, P.O. Box 901, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514 or UNC Hospice, P.O. Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

Alvis Frederick Warren Jr. 

APEX — Alvis Frederick Warren Jr., age 82, (or Al to his family and friends) died at Rex Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center of Apex on February 9th, 2013. He was born February 28, 1931 in Durham to the late Alvis Frederick Warren Sr. and Norah Coleman Warren.
A graduate of Durham High School in 1949 and the University of NC at Chapel Hill in 1953, he became a member of the National Association of Accountants. He taught accounting for the University of North Carolina night school for four years. He served as an officer of the Durham Jaycees, Holt Athletic Association, Meridian Sertoma Club, and the Rooster Club. He also was a member of the Broken Anchor Boat Club at Kerr Lake.
He was formerly Controller for Triem, Inc. of Carrboro and retired as Director of Marketing for Reaves and Company, Inc. of Durham.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Betty Ann Dixon Warren; four daughters - Connie Gunter, Karen Patterson and spouse, Rob, Donna Cassidy and spouse, Dr. Patrick Cassidy, Diane Hardy; and one son, David Dixon Warren and spouse, Angela. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren - Harrison Gunter, Chelsea Gunter, Brittani Patterson Gutierrez and spouse, Mike Gutierrez, Bayley Patterson, Blake Patterson, Bryce Patterson, Crystal Cassidy, Lance Cassidy, Darren Cassidy and spouse, Karmilla (Jiawen), Adam Hardy, Nathan Hardy, Jordan Warren, Brendan Warren, and Aidan Warren.
Memorial gathering will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 16th at Apex Funeral Home, Apex, on Highway 55 and followed by a reception at Donna and Dr. Pat Cassidy home at 103 Parkrise Court, Cary. A private inurnment will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to: Long-Term Care Excellence Fund in care of Rex Health Foundation, 2500 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607 or Hospice of Wake Co. 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.
Online condolences may be made to www.apexfuneral.net

Rev. Edward Thomas “Tom” Hogan 

GASTONIA — Rev. Edward Thomas “Tom” Hogan, age 80, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at Terrace Ridge Assisted Living. He was born January 19, 1933 in Durham to the late Clifton and Gladys Atkins Hogan and called to the ministry in 1953 while attending Duke University. Mr. Hogan graduated from Wake Forest University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in the late 1950’s and from the School of Pastoral Care-Baptist Hospital in 1962.
Mr. Hogan served the following pastorates: Durham Chapel, 1956-59; Masonboro Baptist Church, Wilmington, 1959-64; East Baptist Church, Gastonia, 1964-72; McGill Ave. Baptist Church, Concord, 1972-82; Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Gastonia, 1982-2000 where he was honored as Pastor Emeritus in 2008. After retirement, he served as interim pastor to numerous churches in the Gaston area.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Elmore Hogan of the home; children, Emily H. Moore and husband, Todd of Landis, Sarah L. Hogan of Raleigh, Eric T. Hogan and wife, Jennie of Gastonia, Andrew C. Hogan and wife, Trisha of Brevard; stepchildren, Donald Elmore Jr. of New Bern, Lisa E. Gillespie and husband, Mike of Waynesville; brother, Robert “Bob” G. Hogan and wife, June of Hillsborough; brother-in-law, Emil A. Gooch Jr. of Durham; step daughter-in-law, Kim Elmore of Gastonia; grandchildren, Candice B. Pethel and husband, Jason, Erin B. Linker and husband, Chris; six step grandchildren; and great grandchildren, Miles H. Pethel, Carson B. Pethel and Layna S. Linker.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Hogan was preceded in death by his first wife, Erlene Gooch Hogan.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at McLean Funeral Directors, Gastonia. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday at Hickory Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Dr. Tom Kinman, Tim Parker and Robert Winecoff officiating. Burial will follow in Gaston Memorial Park.
Memorials in the name of Rev. Edward T. Hogan may be made to Hickory Grove Baptist Church, c/o Family Life Center, 3717 Hickory Grove Rd., Gastonia, NC 28056. Share condolences with the family by visiting www.mcleanfuneral.com and signing the guestbook.   Arrangements are entrusted with McLean Funeral Directors, Gastonia.