May 10, 2013

May. 10, 2013 @ 02:21 PM

Tanya Lynn Anderson
DURHAM - Tanya Lynn Anderson, 44, departed her life May 7, 2013. She leaves behind her dear husband, Harold Anderson; three sons, Najee, Jordan and Elijah Anderson; her mother, Maggie Jeter; three brothers and host of family and friends.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Bell Yeager FWB Church, 128 E. Cornwallis Rd., Durham, NC. Visitation from 12-1 p.m.
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.

Joe Russell Farned
DURHAM — Joe Russell Farned passed away peacefully at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, in his 87th year. Loving husband of 53 years of Polly Richardson Farned. Beloved father of Joe Jr. and his wife, Angela of Atherton, California, and Laura and her husband, Fred Tan of Potomac, Maryland. Proud grandfather of Joe III, Eric, Caroline and Jenna. He was educated at Delta State College in Mississippi and The University of Tennessee. Joe was a long time resident of Durham, where he retired from the Internal Revenue Service in 1986. 
A Memorial Service at Duke Memorial United Methodist Church in Durham is scheduled for May 11, 2013 11 a.m.

Bertha Lee Leonard Ferrell
DURHAM — Mrs. Bertha Lee Leonard Ferrell, 94, of Durham, died on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.
Mrs. Ferrell was born in Rocky Mount, N.C. to the late Frank Ellis Leonard and Waverly Lee Taylor Leonard. She was the co-owner of LeDawn’s Clothing Store. She was a member of Lowes Grove Baptist Church for 46 years and taught the Bertha Ferrell Sunday School Class for many years. She was a founding member of the Durham Association of Retarded Citizens (ARC). In her spare time, she loved to quilt and hunt for antiques.
She is survived by her two sons, Excell O. Ferrell III and wife, Paula, of Greensboro and Leonard W. Ferrell of Durham; one daughter, Jean Ferrell Styles of Durham; brother, Julian F. Leonard; sister, Irene Leonard Riley of Wilson; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Lowes Grove Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Forest Gale.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to ARC of Durham, 3500 Westgate Drive, Suite 402, Durham, NC 27707 or Lowes Grove Baptist Church, Rose Garden, 4430 S. Alston Ave., Durham, NC 27713. Online condolences can be made at

William Arnold “Bill” Holleman
DURHAM - William Arnold “Bill” Holleman, age 85, died early Thursday at Duke University Hospital.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Epworth United Methodist Church or to the Rotary Foundation.
The family will receive friends at Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m.
The complete obituary will appear in Saturday's and Sunday’s editions of the Herald-Sun.

Pamela Fewell Hooks
DURHAM - Pamela Fewell Hooks', formerly of Durham, native of Gastonia, funeral will be held Saturday at 12 noon at Center  Baptist Church, South New Hope Road, Gastonia, NC.
Family at 550 Baltimore Drive, Cramerton, NC  28032.
Arrangements by Costners Funeral Home, 2425 West Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC  28052.
Local arrangements by Fisher Funeral Parlor.

Edward Lee Hunt
DURHAM — Mr. Edward Lee Hunt, 75, of Durham, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 in his home.
Edward was born in High Point June 8, 1937. He was one of eight children of Carl Clifton and Bertha Kenley Hunt. Edward married the love of his life, Janelle Ann Holt, September 4, 1954 and they have four daughters. He retired from Allied Pest Company.  Edward will be missed by his family and friends. His spirit and laughter will forever be remembered.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Janelle H. Hunt; daughters, Brenda Crittenton, Debra Evans, Linda Weaver and Carolyn Lewter; two brothers, Coy Hunt, Brink Hunt; three sisters, Virginia Hunt, Dorothy Carroll, Shirley Barbee; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, officiated by Rev. Daniel Evans Sr. and Pastor Ron Watts.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at

DeAndre Montez Oliver
DURHAM — Mister DeAndre Montez Oliver a.k.a "Boobie", 21, departed his life on May 3, 2013.
DeAndre is survived by his mother, Robin Yolonda Oliver, and his father, Samuel Harris; one daughter, Deonnee Oliver, age four (4) months old; (Miss Sade Knox); two brothers; loving grandparents; aunts; uncles; cousins; two nephews; one niece.
Also, The Oliver Family, The Harris Family, and The Spencer Family; and a host of close friends, and friends of these families who knew him well.
Funeral services will be handled by Holloway Memorial Funeral Home, at Faith Assembly Christian Center, 3120 Fayetteville Street, Durham, North Carolina, 27707 on Monday, May 13, 2013. Viewing begins at 11:45 a.m., and funeral services will start at 1 p.m. on the same day. Burial will take place at Glenview Memorial Park, Alston Avenue at NC55 & Riddle Road Intersection, directly after funeral services.

Lena Mary Brandon
BURLINGTON — Lena Mary Brandon, age 80, passed away May 7, 2013 in her home.
The funeral will be Sunday 2 p.m. at Lattisville Grove Baptist Church.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors are three daughters, Marie Burton, Jeraldene Walker and Patricia Anderson; three sons, John Thomas Brandon, Ernest Brandon and Jerry Brandon, all of Burlington, NC.
The family will be at the home of Jeraldene Walker, 5236 George Miles Rd., Burlington, NC. Phone #: 336-421-1429.
Public viewing will be Saturday beginning at 10 a.m., and visitation with family will be Saturday night 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Chavis-Parker Funeral Home.

Dr. Earl Wilson Daniel
ROXBORO — Dr. Earl Wilson Daniel, age 94 of Roxboro, N.C. died peacefully on May 8, 2013 after several months of declining health. He was born January 29, 1919 in Leamington Ontario Canada, the son of the late Fred Henderson Daniel and Ruth Webb Daniel, both from Granville County in North Carolina. He is also predeceased by his devoted wife of 59 years, Agnes Warren Daniel, as well as his brother, USAF Colonel Cecil Frederick Daniel. 
In his youth, he returned with his family from Canada to permanently reside in Stem, N.C. in Granville County. There he graduated from Creedmoor High School in 1938 then continued his education at Lincoln Chiropractic College in Indianapolis, Indiana.
In 1940, he attained his license to practice Chiropractic in North Carolina and opened his practice in September of that same year in Roxboro, prior to enlisting in the U.S. Army. As a World War II Veteran, he was a Staff Sergeant in charge of Physical Therapy between 1942 and 1945 at Oliver General Hospital in Augusta, Georgia and then at Welch Convalescent Hospital in Daytona Beach, Florida. Following his time in the U.S. Army, he and his wife, whom he met while stationed in Daytona Beach, moved to St. Louis, Missouri where he completed post graduate work at Logan Chiropractic College. He practiced in Ohio for six months before returning permanently to his practice in Roxboro.
Earl Daniel was very proud of his profession as North Carolina's longest licensed Chiropractor, maintaining his license for 73 years. After retirement, he kept this license current and, for a while, continued to care for a limited number of patients. In 1992, he sold his practice to Dr. Gary Sullivan who continues to practice at the Semora Road location.
In addition to his long career, he was active in church as well as many local, state and national organizations. As a member of Roxboro Baptist Church, he served as a Deacon and member of Fishers of Men Sunday School class. His professional organizations included the American and the North Carolina Chiropractic Associations, Central District NCCA and the Durham-Person-Orange Chiropractic Group. He was a member of Exchange Club and served as District Governor in N.C. for National Exchange Clubs and also held offices in the local club. Dr. Daniel was a former chairman for Red Cross and Easter Seals fund drives for Person County and was involved with local and state Crippled Children & Adult programs. He chaired the Finer Carolina Community Improvement Program and was a state winner on making Roxboro a better place to live, work and play. He also enjoyed his membership in the North Central Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America in Roxboro where he served in elected offices and participated in tours, parades and car shows with his 1953 Packard. This association brought much pleasure and wonderful friendships. He was honored with an invitation to drive his Packard in the Inaugural Parade for Governor Jim Martin and again honored when driving his Packard to escort the daughter of Congressman Tim Valentine to her wedding.
He leaves behind a loving family: his daughters, Margaret Anne and husband, David Bradsher, of Roxboro and Mary Katherine and husband, John Baxter, of Burlington; his three grandsons, Larry Ferguson Jr. (Guy) & wife, Bonnie, of Summerfield, Fred Ferguson & wife, Sally, of Fuquay Varina and Jason Baxter & wife, Lauren, of Durham. He will be fondly remembered by his great grandchildren, Daniel & Abbey Ferguson and Casey &  Reed Ferguson as well as his step grandchildren and step great grandchildren, David, Pilar & Nicholas Bradsher, Matt Bradsher, Tyler and Jessica Leli; his sister-in-law, Carolyn Daniel; and also a special friend, Margaret Canada of South Boston, Virginia.
The family wishes to express sincere appreciation to the entire staff of Cambridge Hills Assisted Living and Person Memorial Hospital for the care and concern shown during his residence. Great appreciation is also given to his devoted friends who have faithfully contacted and visited him - some on a weekly routine. The contacts were uplifting and so important that he kept a daily journal of them.
Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today, May 10, 2013 at Brooks & White Funeral Home in Roxboro. Friends may visit with the family at other times at the home of his daughter at 204 S. Morgan Street, Roxboro. The service to celebrate his life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Roxboro Baptist Church with Reverend Dr. DuPre Sanders and Reverend Chris Schelin officiating. Interment will follow at Person Memorial Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Dr. Gary Sullivan, Troy Bradsher, Daniel Keith, Charles Jackson, Don Waldo, Harry Lee Oakley, Sandy Stigall and Harold Ray Long.
Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Fishers of Men Sunday School class and The Antique Automobile Club.
Memorials may be made to Forward by Faith Fund at Roxboro Baptist Church, P.O. Box 348, Roxboro, N.C. 27573.
Condolences may be sent to

Sylvia Dean Ellis Stephens
ROUGEMONT — Sylvia Dean Ellis Stephens, age 74, of 564 Bethany Church Road died Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at her home. She was born in Person County to the late Jasper Cheek Ellis Jr. and his wife, Irene Dean Ellis. 
Mrs. Stephens is survived by her husband, C.J. Stephens; her two children, Debbie Stephens and Kevin Stephens, all of the home; one sister, Helen Parrott of Oxford.
The graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Person Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Brian K. Hager officiating.
The family will receive friends 6:30 to 8 p.m. today, May 10, 2013 at Brooks & White Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Dennis Oakley, Tommy Oakley, John Thomas Oakley, Rick Oakley, Ray Dean, and Ralph Harris.
Flowers are acceptable or memorial donations may be made to Home, Health, & Hospice of Person County, 355 A South Madison Blvd., Roxboro, NC 27573.
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