Obituaries, March 5, 2014

Mar. 04, 2014 @ 05:17 PM


Edna Barbee Atkins
DURHAM — Mrs. Edna Barbee Atkins, age 89, died Monday afternoon at Hillcrest Convalescent Center.
Born June 18, 1924, Mrs. Atkins was the daughter of the late Ernest Paul and Effie Pearl Couch Barbee. She attended the Durham County Schools, and was employed at Blue Cross and Blue Shield for many years. She was a member of Hope Valley Baptist Church. Her husband, Harold Shepherd Atkins, died April 23, 1996.
Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Atkins and Sharrell Holleman Cabble and husband Richard, both of Durham; her brother, Herbert Barbee and wife Barbara of Durham; her sister, Clara Rigsbee of Wilmington; five grandchildren, Paxton Augustine and wife Sarah, Jennifer Smith and husband Danny, Ryan Augustine, Heather Althaus and husband T.J. and Josh Dernosek and wife Kristin; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:00 PM in the Howerton & Bryan Funeral Chapel, Rev. Dr. Bill Bigger officiating. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:45 -1:45 PM.
Pallbearers will be Paxton Augustine, Ryan Augustine, Josh Dernosek, T.J. Althaus, and Lou Dernosek and Danny Smith.
Online condolences may be submitted to www.howertonbryan. Select Obituaries.


Lonnie (L.T.) Matthews
BURLINGTON — Lonnie (L.T.) Matthews was born on October 8, 1932 to Lonnie Turner Matthews, Sr. and Katie Spivey Matthews in Durham County, North Carolina. His life ended on March 2, 2014 at Alamance Regional Hospital, Burlington, NC. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by two brothers, Clifton and Earl, and a sister, Doris Carver. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, the former Betty Bomquist; two sisters, Geraldine Tyren and Katherine O’Briant; three children, Eric (Kalyn), Michael (Sarah) and Margaret Engelbrekt (Alan); six grandchildren, Cameron Matthews (Lauren), Nicola Matthews, David Matthews, Grace Matthews, Benjamin Engelbrekt, and Isabel Engelbrekt.
L.T. attended Durham Public Schools, graduating from Durham High School in 1951. He graduated from NC State University in 1955 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering with an option of Heating and Air Conditioning. In the fall of 1955 he was employed by the E.I. du Pont de Nemours Company in Martinsville, VA as a Design Engineer in the Textile Fiber Nylon Manufacturing Division. In 1956 he was drafted into the United States Army, received Basic Training at Fort Jackson, SC and subsequently was sent to Fort Eustis, VA in the Training Research Transportation Division. Upon his discharge from the Army in 1958 he returned to Du Pont until March 1959 when he was employed at Duke University, Durham, NC as an Assistant Engineer in the Maintenance Department where he worked for 10 years until he was selected as Director of Engineering and Operations for the Duke University Medical Center in which position he worked until his retirement in 1995. As the medical field began to blossom from 1960-1980, L.T. was proud of his involvement with the growth of the Medical Center particularly as a participant in the construction of the Duke North Medical Facility.
The funeral will be at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Hillsborough, NC on Saturday, March 22 at 2:00 PM with a reception at the church following the service. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Matthew’s General Memorial Fund or The Tree of Life at Twin Lakes Retirement Community, Burlington, NC.


Nell Hawkins Long
STEM — Nell Hawkins Long, 81 of 3181 East Thollie Green Road, died Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Hock Family Pavilion. Born in Person County daughter of the late Jimmy Henderson Hawkins & the late Estelle Lloyd Hawkins. Mrs. Long was a devoted mother & grandmother. She was a homemaker, CNA & worked as associate in the hardware business. She was a member of Field Crest Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband Hillman Long of Roxboro; her children Craig Long & wife Rebecca of Colfax, Aubrey Long of Durham, Sheliah Long of Roxboro, Gwynn Long of Timberlake, Emanuel Long of Timberlake, Laura Oswald of Stem, special daughter Pam Long; her brother Hilton Hawkins & wife Jean; her sisters (twin) Maxine Carlton & husband Floyd of West Point, VA, Shirley Long & husband Wesley of Roxboro, Nadine Taylor & husband Bobby of Myrtle Beach, SC; ten grandchildren & nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Mill Creek Baptist Church by the Rev. Eddie Nutt & Mr. Craig Long. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM till 11:00 AM Thursday one hour prior to the service at the church and other times at the home.
Pallbearers will be Michael Long, Jonathan Worley, Matt Moody, Daniel Oswald, Bill Hawkins, Van Long, Tommy Potts & Lin Brown.
Memorials may be made to Tally Ho Baptist Church Awana's Program, 1692 Sanders Road, Stem, NC 27581.
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Cathy Cain Dellinger
RALEIGH — Mrs. Cathy Cain Dellinger, 63, of Raleigh, NC passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Duke University Hospital. She was born in Bladen County to Hosea Wilson Woodall Cain and the late Ernest Cain. She moved to Garland, NC as a young child, later moving to Raleigh where she met her husband, Sonny, and they married November 28, 1974. She worked for the Durham Police Department, Investigations Division as a secretary for eight years. In 1984, Cathy relocated to Goldsboro and was an active participant in the Goldsboro Ballet. In 1990, she moved to Durham and began working at Carrington Middle School as a bookkeeper in 1992. Cathy was a loving daughter, mother, grandmother, who was known as “Kaki” and friend who will be missed by all.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, J.R. “Sonny” Dellinger; daughter, Elizabeth Wesley (Justin) of Raleigh; step-daughters, Laura Berube of Zebulon, Amy Bond (Todd) of Winterville that she loved as her own; sister, Peggy Mizelle of Mayodan; brother, Ray Cain (Diane) of Turkey; grandchildren, Camden Jackson, Gannon Berube, Bryce Jackson, Gage Berube, Gibson Berube, Liv Wesley, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday at Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham with the Rev. Tim Register officiating. A graveside service will be held 3 p.m. at Garland Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday evening at Clements Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc., in Durham, N.C. Online condolences may be made at


Philip Robbins Broyhill
WINSTON-SALEM — Philip Robbins Broyhill passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014.  He was born May 16, 1956, in Lenoir, North Carolina. He graduated from the Asheville School, attended Duke University and Wake Forest University, and graduated from Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He also completed rigorous wilderness training in his youth at the National Outdoor Leadership School in Wyoming.
Philip was an accomplished, award-winning, and prolific artist. He worked and exhibited in a number of studios in the Boston area over the last 30 years, and was constantly striving to reach his maximum creative potential through his paintings and pencil sketches. One of his paintings was selected for an award by the State of Massachusetts. He had recently moved to North Carolina where he was beginning to make his presence known in the artistic community.
In addition to his artistic gifts, Phil was blessed with a gentle and compassionate nature. He was deeply spiritual, and tried to see only good in everyone he met. He volunteered as a reader to the blind, and completed certification as a peer counselor. Philip was an avid reader and took a great interest in current events and history and served on the Board of Westbridge Community Services of Boston for a number of years.
He is survived by his parents, James T. and Louise R. Broyhill, a sister, Marilyn Broyhill Beach and her husband Robert T. Beach, a brother, J. Edgar Broyhill and his wife Melanie P. Broyhill, six nieces and nephews, and two great nephews.
A Memorial service will be held at Centenary United Methodist Church (646 W 5th St, Winston-Salem, NC) on Friday, March 7th at 11 AM. Family will receive friends immediately following the service in the fellowship hall at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Philip Robbins Broyhill Memorial Fund at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Development office, Medical Center Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC.  
Pendry's Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the family of Philip Robbins Broyhill.