May 8, 2013

May. 07, 2013 @ 05:16 PM

Roady Gasque Adams
DURHAM — Mrs. Roady Gasque Adams, 102, formerly of 2509 Dallas St., died Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Eno Pointe Assisted Living Center. Her service will be held at 12 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2013 at Russell Memorial CME Church, 703 South Alston Avenue.  Interment will follow in Beechwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday at the church from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. one hour prior to the service. There will be a viewing for Mrs. Adams on Thursday at Burthey Funeral Chapel from 3-7 p.m.
Mrs. Adams is survived by her daughter, Mary Pittman Dempson; one sister, Jane G. Portlock; one grandson, Tyrus Lamont Dempson; and five great grandchildren. The family will also receive friends at the home of her daughter at 623 Clayton Rd.
Arrangements by Burthey Funeral Service.

Martha Percy Boatright
DURHAM — Mrs. Martha Percy Boatright passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2013 after several years of declining health. She was born August 14, 1927 in Hendersonville, N.C. to the late Daisy S. and Victor Percy Sr. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Alyce Green; and brothers, Willard Percy and Victor Percy Jr.
Martha lived in Durham since 1939, graduating from Durham High School in 1946 and Durham Tech in 1971. She retired after 34 years from the American Tobacco Company as a Research Inspector. After retirement she did volunteer work at Lenox Baker Children’s Hospital.
She was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church and The Martha Sunday School Class. She enjoyed cooking, needle work, sewing and cake decorating, having made wedding dresses for her daughters and oldest granddaughter. She also made wedding cakes for her three children, several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Thomas (TJ) Boatright; three children, Sandra Davis (Bill) of Mocksville; Dan Boatright (Pam) of Carterville, IL; and Janet Wheeler (Russell) of Efland; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren; also surviving are three sisters, Olive Hilliard, Eleanor Rigsbee and Donna Percy; two brothers, Ralph Percy and Jerry Percy.
The family would like to thank neighbors Bob and Ann Bailey, and Ron and Sally Duffy for their help over the years. Also special thanks to Tommy’s Caregivers, Shirley Sneed, Margaret Curtis and Gwen Alston.
Funeral services will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Chapel. Rev. Hugh O’Shields and Rev. Earl Echols will officiate. Burial will be in Brier Creek Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home. Flowers are acceptable or donations can be made to: Bethesda Baptist Church Together We Build Fund, 1914 S. Miami Blvd., Durham, NC 27703 or Duke Home Care Hospice, 4321 Medical Park Dr., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704. Online condolences can be made at

Ella Hutchins Campbell
DURHAM — Ella Hutchins Campbell, 87, died in Atlanta, Georgia at the end of a wonderful life.
She was born in Orange County, North Carolina, the next-to-youngest of the 10 children of Mitchell Lee Hutchins and Mary Ella Carden Hutchins. She grew up in that close-knit family and the community in which they lived, where she learned to value family, faith, perseverance, duty, loyalty, and compassion. She married Hugh Good Campbell, who predeceased her, and together they raised four children whose endeavors she worked tirelessly to support.
She moved with the family from Durham, North Carolina to Wytheville and then Richmond, Virginia. After her husband died, she moved to their beloved Hatteras Island, where she weathered hurricanes, rebuilt one house and several bulkheads, made wonderful friends, sang in the church choir, and committed herself to community and church projects, especially those protecting and providing for children. She was devoted to all her large and extended family and she saved the most special place for her grandchildren, as they did for her.
Her parents also predeceased her; as did her brothers, Nello, Cheatham, Robert, Lewis, and Hervey Hutchins; and her sisters, Margaret Hutchins Nabors, Estelle Hutchins Hayes, and Myrle Hutchins Malone. She is survived by her children and sons-in-law, Sandra C. Woodson and Benjamin M. Woodson of Richmond, Margaret H. Campbell and Richard S. Gitomer of Atlanta, Georgia, Ellen C. Massie and Robert W. Massie III of Atlanta, and Hugh Campbell III of Richmond; her grandchildren, Austin Campbell Gitomer of New York, and David Campbell Gitomer, Augusta McCauley Massie, and Robert W. Massie IV of Atlanta; her sister, Betty Sue Hutchins Lockhart of Concord, North Carolina; her sister-in-law, Susie Stuart Campbell Drake of Lynchburg, Virginia; and beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends from coast to coast.
The funeral will be at 1:00 on Friday, May 10, 2013 at the Wytheville Presbyterian Church, The Reverend Brad Simpson presiding, with burial in the East End Cemetery. Visitation will be at 11:00 Friday morning at the home of Lee and Chuck Johnson, 170 East Franklin Street, Wytheville. For those wishing to remember her, in lieu of flowers she would appreciate nothing more than that you would donate time, talent, or treasure to something that means the most to you; for her, that would include St. John United Methodist Church in Avon, North Carolina, 40336 McMullen Road, Avon, NC 27915; the Hatteras Island Rescue Squad, PO Box 639, Buxton, NC 27920; and the American Red Cross.
Barnett Funeral Home, Wytheville, VA is serving the Campbell family.

Wade Remington Goss
DURHAM — Mr. Wade Remington Goss, 72, passed away Monday, May 6, 2013 at his home. He was born in Granville Co., to the late Ollie Remington Goss and Salena Velma Hill Goss. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Linda Lee Goss. Mr. Goss served in the National Guard as an Electronic Technician.
Survivors are his son, Douglas Goss, and fiancé, Charlotte Phillips; sisters, Dorothy Evans, Betty Sue Bullock, Linda Jeffreys; brother, Clarence Owen Goss; and grandson, Tyler Wade Goss.
A funeral service will be held 12 noon on Thursday at Clements Funeral Chapel with Rev. Mark Stephens officiating. Entombment will follow at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at Clements Funeral Home in Durham.
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at

Otis Carpenter “Buddy” Mangum
September 20, 1921—May 6, 2013

DURHAM - Otis Carpenter “Buddy” Mangum, 91, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on May 6, 2013. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family who loved him dearly. He was devoted to his wife, children and their families. He was truly a member of the greatest generation. He never quit – always kept going. He was a role model on how to work, how to live and most importantly how to love.
A native of Durham, he was born on September 20, 1921 to the late Rena Parrish Mangum and Willard Otis Mangum. He was the fourth of ten children.
Buddy was a World War II veteran serving in the Philippines, New Guinea and Japan with the Army’s 439th Engineer Division. For over 60 years, these great men and their families reunited annually to remember the service they gave to their country. He was a past member of the Bright Leaf Civitan Club, Durham Chamber of Commerce and the American Legion Post #7. He also spent a number of years accompanying students of the Durham Public Schools Safety Patrol to Washington, DC.
Buddy’s first job was at Erwin Cotton Mill. After the Army, he went to work for the Durham Coca-Cola Bottling Company. During his 44 year career there, he held a number of positions from Route Salesman, Manager of various areas including New Products, Promotions, Cold Drink and Home Market, and finally Vice President of Sales and Marketing. After retiring, he returned as a consultant for five years. In 1981, he was one of sixteen people recognized for their achievements by the Sales and Marketing Executives Club of Durham.
He was a member of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church in Durham where he formerly served as a Deacon and on various committees including the Stewardship and Pastor Search Committees. An avid UNC fan, he was roasted at his retirement party by Dean Smith and, for his 90th birthday, received a note of congratulations from Roy Williams. He also loved playing golf at Hillandale Golf Course.
Buddy is survived by his wife of 65 years and the love of his life, Josephine Paschall Mangum; his three children, Carolyn Dearing (Ronnie), Barry Mangum (Tony Burden), Bonnie Morton (Tim); and two grandsons, Michael Dearing and Evan Morton. He is also survived by a sister, Clara Smith of Carson City, NV; brothers, Jack Mangum of St. George, UT and Russell Mangum of New Smyrna Beach, FL. He was predeceased by his sisters, Nellie Emory, Ellen “Dell” Riley, Annie Laurie Byrd and Frances Mangum; brothers, Sonny Mangum and Pete “Brooks” Mangum.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home in Durham and other times at the home. 
The service will be held at Mt. Hermon Baptist Church on Thursday at 11 a.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Rich Goodier, the Rev. Jerry Harper and Dr. Robert Winecoff. Entombment will follow a 1:30 p.m. committal in the Chapel Mausoleum at Historic Oakwood Cemetery at 701 Oakwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27601.
Flowers are accepted, or donations may be made to Mt. Hermon Baptist Church, 4511 Old NC 10, Durham, NC 27705 and Safe Haven for Cats, 8431-137 Garvey Drive, Raleigh, NC 27616.
The family would like to thank those who have provided his care over the years: Dr. Bristol Winslow and Samantha of Durham Internal Medicine, Duke Cancer Center and Department of Urology, Loretta at Duke Hospice and the staff of Quality Senior Care. They would also like to thank all who have touched their lives in so many ways during this difficult time.
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at

Harriett Sanchez-Hopkins
DURHAM — Mrs. Harriett Sanchez-Hopkins, 69, died Friday morning at Hospice at the Meadowlands. Mrs. Sanchez-Hopkins was born in Pulaski Co., Arkansas, the daughter of the late Kenneth and Grace Herlacher. She was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Paul Herlacher Jr. She retired from Duke University Medical Center after 32 years of service as a Staff Assistant. After retirement she was employed part-time at Durham Gastroenterology.
Mrs. Sanchez-Hopkins is survived by daughters, Holly Schaefer and husband, Paul, of Rougemont and Heather Irene Hopkins of Bahama; and two grandchildren, Courtney Heather Schaefer and Aaron Carl Schaefer.
Graveside funeral service will be held Thursday 11 a.m. at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home in Durham. To celebrate Mrs. Sanchez-Hopkins’ life and passion for Ballroom dancing, there will be a memorial dance Thursday at 7 p.m. at McMannen United Methodist Church.
Flowers are acceptable, or memorials may be made to Duke Homecare and Hospice, 4321 Medical Park Dr., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704.
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at

Grady Venson Seals
DURHAM — Mr. Grady Venson Seals, 86, passed away Monday, May 6, 2013 at Golden Living Center in Lumberton. Mr. Seals was born in Robeson County to the late Frank Seals and Willa Rae Seals. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Aletha Dowless Seals; and sisters, Christine Ranager and Jackie Wood. Grady served in the U.S. Army, was a Store Manager at Rayless Department Store, Assistant Manager at Kerr Drugs and a member of Grey Stone Baptist Church.
Mr. Seals is survived by his daughter, Sandra Seals Mosher of Durham; two grandchildren, Kerrie Harrison, Jamie Mosher; and two great grandchildren, Samuel and Nate Harrison.
A graveside service will be held 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at Maplewood Cemetery with Dr. Clay Waters officiating. No visitation is planned.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Grey Stone Baptist Church, 2601 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705.
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at

Edwin J. “Jack” Way
DURHAM — Edwin Jackson, “Jack” Way, age 76, lifelong Durham resident died Sunday at his home.
Born April 19, 1937, Jack was the son of the late Thomas Elwood and Lee Anna Mangum Way. He attended the Durham public schools, graduating from Lowes Grove High School, and also attended Durham Technical Institute, where he received an Associate Degree in Business Administration. Jack served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, and was a retired employee of Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company, where he worked for 30 years.
Surviving are his son, Martin J. Way, of the U.S. Army, stationed in Korea; his nephew, Randy Way of Durham; his niece, Wendy Howlett of Eden; and his two best friends, Mike Hayes and Mary McMillan, both of Durham. His wife, Phyllis Harris Way, and  son, Bradley Edwin Way preceded him in death.
Graveside funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Raleigh Memorial Park, Chaplain Ronald R. Currin officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a favorite charity.
Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home is assisting the Way family. Online condolences may be submitted to, select obituaries.

Emeritus Pastor Frances E. Wilson
DURHAM - Emeritus Pastor Frances E. Wilson ceased from labor and went home to rest on Monday, May 6, 2013 at Carver Living Center under the loving care of the Staff and attendants at the Center. Emeritus Wilson was the former Pastor of God’s Holy Tabernacle Divine Holy Church, Inc., which is now Covenant of Grace Divine Holy Church, Inc. She was born July 1, 1920 in New London, CT. and moved to NC in 1984. Emeritus Wilson leaves to cherish her memories two nieces, her devoted niece, Caretaker and best friend, Elder Ethel Mae Davis, and Deborah Reed, her Business Advisor and supporter, Assist. Pastor Prophetess Joyce Goldston; God-daughter, Marshall Bullock, Manhattan, NY. and other spiritual children and friends. Services will be conducted by Jr. Bishop Pastor Andre’ McIntyre, Friday, May 10, 2013. Visitation 11-12, services 12 noon.
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home. 

Walter “Shy” Wilson Jr.
DURHAM — “The Life He Lived…..”
Early Monday morning, May 6, 2013 at 5:00 a.m. at VA Hospice, Durham, North Carolina, God called WALTER “SHY” WILSON JR. home to rest. Walter was born September 27, 1930 in Durham County to the late Walter Wilson and Sadie Wilson Lipscomb.
Family will be receiving visitors at 11 Lullwater Court, in the Grove Park subdivision.

Thomas Wingate Lloyd Jr. (T.W.)
CHAPEL HILL — Mr. Thomas W. Lloyd Jr. (T.W.), age 87, died on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. He was married to Edna Womble Lloyd who preceded him in death.
Mr. Lloyd was the son of the late Thomas Wingate Lloyd Sr. and Emma Julia Lloyd both from Carrboro. He was employed and retiredwith the UNC Grounds Department and was a Veteran with the US Army in WWII.
He is survived by his daughter: Sheryl W. Lloyd; his son: Thomas Earl Lloyd and his wife, Ann; three grandchildren: Molly Ward, Erica and Ryan Lloyd, all of Chapel Hill. In addition to his wife, T.W. was preceded in death by his brother, Henry Russell Lloyd.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery fund or Carrboro United Methodist Church Prayer Garden Fund.
The family will be receiving friends at T.W.’s house located at 116 Oak St. in Carrboro on Thursday, May 9, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Graveside services will follow at 2:00 at Westwood cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to the Lloyd family by visiting:

Johnny Henson Boykin
RALEIGH — Johnny Henson Boykin born in Cameron, North Carolina but growing up in Raleigh, passed away on May 4, 2013 after a brief illness. Mr. Boykin is survived by his two daughters, Hope L. Boykin of New York City and Dorothy D. Boykin of Durham, NC; a loving first cousin, Grover McDonald of Washington, DC; and many relatives and friends.
A memorial celebration will be held at Mt. Calvary Word Of Faith Church, 3100 Sanderford Rd, Raleigh, NC 27610 on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.
Condolences for the family can be sent to, and in lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions in honor of Johnny H. Boykin be sent to Hospice of Wake County in Raleigh, NC (