Obituaries, January 16, 2014

Jan. 15, 2014 @ 06:13 PM


Donnie Mayo Batten
DURHAM — Mr. Donnie Mayo Batten, 74, of 32104 Armour Street, died on Tuesday, January 14, 2014.
A chapel memorial service will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Chapel. Full obituary will be in the paper on Friday.

Gerald Leon Brinkley
DURHAM — SFC RET. Gerald Leon Brinkley was born April 23, 1953 to the late Rev. Ellis Thomas Brinkley and Lillie Mae Ellis Brinkley in Whiteville, NC. He went to be with His Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 9, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Henry Ellis Brinkley; three sisters, Ruby Lee Brinkley Peterson, Gloria Brinkley and Joyce Brinkley; brother-in-law William H. Joyner; sister-in-law Bettye G. Brinkley and niece Marjean Joyner.
He was educated in the Columbus County School System, where he graduated from Whiteville Senior High. He then enrolled and completed his associate's degree in electronics at the Local Community College with Honors. Leon enlisted into the United States Army in April 1976 as a Combat Radar Repairman. He served 20 years with the Army honorably and later work for the US Postal Service in Rocky Mount, NC until he retired.
He leaves to cherish his memory one sister, Pearline B. Joyner; three brothers, Ulyssess Brinkley of Chadbourn, NC, SFC RET ARMY Benjamin Brinkley (Sharon) of Radcliff, KY, MSGT RET. Alton Brinkley of San Antonio, TX; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relative and friends.
The funeral service will be held at Community Baptist Church on Saturday at 1:00 pm and the viewing at 12 noon.
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.

Tiffany DeAnn Hayes
DURHAM — Tiffany DeAnn Hayes, 38, journeyed home January 13, 2014. She leaves behind to mourn her beloved mother, Brenda Rogers Hayes Stover; father, Donald Ray Hayes; step-father, Robert Stover; and her eldest sister, Areytha Rogers Harwell (Robert). She also leaves behind six nieces and nephews whom she raised as her own, and one grandson. Services will be held at Holloway Memorial Funeral Home located at 2502 N.C HWY 55. The viewing will start on Friday, January 18 at 11 a.m. prompted by funeral at 12 p.m. GOD BLESS

James Theodore "Ted" Howell, MD
DURHAM — Dr. James Theodore "Ted" Howell died January 14, 2014 at the age of 94. Born in Ironton, Ohio on December 15, 1919, Dr. Howell graduated from Ironton High School in 1937, Miami University of Ohio in 1941, and the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine in 1944. He entered the Army Medical Corps immediately after graduation, serving first in the United States, and then in the European Theater of World War II before returning to the United States in 1946.
After the war Dr. Howell sought advanced training in Internal Medicine at the Henry Ford Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan, particularly because it offered a broad scope of ambulatory care opportunities beyond the conventional hospital-based approach to medical care at the time. He remained on staff at the institution for 28 years from 1945 to 1969, serving as Chief Resident, Director of Nursing Education, Medical Division Chief, and ultimately Executive Director 1965-1969. He then became National Director for Health Consulting with Peat, Marwick Mitchell (KPMG) CPA firm, specializing in academic medical center planning and management, from 1969 to 1980. His work at leading American and European academic medical centers included the planning and construction of Duke North Hospital. He continued to work as a consultant and director of planning in both private and public university medical centers and large ambulatory-based health care delivery systems for the remainder of his career.
With his life-long interests in ambulatory-based care delivery, the health of populations, health care for the poor, and the efficient organization and delivery of medical services, Dr. Howell received several presidential appointments to advisory committees overseeing federal programs in heart disease, cancer, and stroke; served as an advisor for medical research in the Veterans Administration; and became a Fellow of the American College of Health Executives. He was a longtime member of the Society of Medical Administrators, the Council of Medical Administrators, the Association of American Medical Colleges, and a founder member of the Hospital Directors of Medical Education. He was also elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, served as a trustee or advisory board member of numerous organizations including the American Hospital Association, the Catholic Health Corporation, and the Salvation Army, and was listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Medicine. He was the author of 50 articles and monographs on clinical medicine, medical education, computer systems in medical organizations, hospital administration, and the automated emergency medical record.
Dr. Howell enjoyed numerous interests outside of medicine and was often spoken of as a "Renaissance man" because of the breadth of his interests and talents. His love of American history led to his construction of historically accurate replicas of naval and commercial sailing ships, and to woodcarvings depicting early American scenes. He was a writer, a painter, a published poet, a musician, and a perennial sports fan. He dearly loved the outdoors and was an avid fly fisherman, bird enthusiast and gardener.
As much as he loved his profession of medicine, Dr. Howell's family was his real joy. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Sarah Lee Dunn Howell; his daughter, Mary Lee Howell Lobach MD; and son-in-law, David F. Lobach MD PhD, all of Durham, North Carolina. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Anna Laura, Daniel, and Katherine; a niece, Elizabeth Howell Myers of Ottawa, Ohio; and a nephew, Thomas Howell of San Diego, California.
In short, Dr. Howell was a compassionate physician, a visionary leader, a gifted Renaissance man, and a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be missed by all who knew this gentle, loving, extraordinary man.

Dale Tingen
DURHAM — Dale Tingen, 19, of Durham died Thursday, October 3, 2013 from injuries sustained from a car accident. Dale was born in Durham to Dennis and Paige Tingen. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Eugene and Laura Tingen.
Dale was a graduate of Jordan High School and was recently accepted to The Chef’s Academy. He enjoyed fishing, hunting (especially waterfowl) and hanging with his friends.
There will be a Celebration of Life for Dale on Saturday, January 18, at 2:30pm at Farrington Road Baptist Church, 5936 Farrington Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517. A reception will follow the service in the fellowship hall.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service in Durham, NC. For full obituary, please refer to Clements Funeral Service online at

Alease Roberts Watson
DURHAM — Alease Roberts Watson, daughter of the late John Tillet Roberts and the late Alice Parker Roberts, was born in Durham County on September 24, 1921 and departed this life on Monday, January 13, 2014.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Watson, her son, John Michael Roberts and her nine brothers and sisters.
She retired from Durham County School System as a teachers assistant. She was a lifetime member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and well-known in the Bahama community.
She leaves to cherish her memory and mourn her loss, her daughter, Donna Watson-McDuffie (Kenneth) of Mebane, NC; two grandchildren, Michele R. McKiver of McLean, Virginia and Nicole Henderson (Titus) of Durham, NC; two great-grandchildren, Caleb and Lauryn Henderson of Durham, NC; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Roberts of Durham, NC, Geraldine Smith and Vertabell Lee of Raleigh, NC; brothers-in-law, Alexander Watson of Greensboro, NC, Swade Exum of Garner, NC, Benjamin Exum of Maryland; and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Pettigrew Rehab and Nursing Care and Heartland Hospice Care for the support and special care given to Alease.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Bahama, NC, with Reverend James W. Smith officiating. Family visitation will be thrity minutes prior to the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Scarborough and Hargett Memorial Chapel and Gardens. Flowers are welcomed or donations may be directed to Alzheimer's Association Eastern North Carolina, 3739 National Drive, Suite 110, Raleigh, NC 27612.


Rochelle Farrington Kraehe
CHAPEL HILL — Rochelle Farrington Kraehe died from pancreatic cancer on Monday, December 16, 2013 in Chapel Hill. Born in 1950, Mrs. Kraehe graduated from Chapel Hill High School in 1968. After her marriage to Laurence Adams Kraehe of Chapel Hill, she lived in Durham before moving with her husband to Georgia. There she worked at Georgia Tech University and also contributed her sharp bookkeeping skills to the family store fixture business. In addition to these activities and to being a mother, Mrs. Kraehe graduated from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA in 1998, majoring in Southern History. She also parlayed a lifelong interest in cuisine--expertly executing anything from fried okra to a Viennese sachertorte--into a professional catering career. Mrs. Kraehe was in many respects a woman warrior. Despite battling severe rheumatoid arthritis, she triumphantly completed the 10K Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta. For many years, Mrs. Kraehe was an active member of the Church of the Epiphany in Decatur, GA.
Rochelle Kraehe is preceded in death by her husband, Laurence. She is survived by her mother, Hattie Lee McCauley, her sister Linda Farrington, and her niece Tanzanika Farrington of Chapel Hill; her sons Laurence Adams Kraehe II of Covington, GA and Brendan Eggleston Kraehe of Orlando, Florida; and her daughter, Dr. Amelia McCauley Kraehe of Frisco, TX.
A service will be held Saturday, January 18 at 1:00 pm at St. Joseph CME Church, 510 W. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516.
Memorial donations may be sent to Emmaus House, 1017 Hank Aaron Dr. SE, Atlanta, GA 30315.

Sylvia Sparrow Riley
CHAPEL HILL — Sylvia Sparrow Riley died on January 15, 2014 from an extended illness. She was the daughter of Carl and Viola Sparrow of Chapel Hill.
She was a native of Chapel Hill and retired from UNC School of Dentistry. Sylvia was a lifelong member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church and with her passion and love of music she sang in the choir for many years.
Surviving are her husband, Jesse Riley; daughters Carla Riley Horner and her husband Frank, Carol Riley Campbell and her husband Mike; grandsons Randall Horner and his wife Jessica, Jared Campbell and his wife Shannan; great-grandson Conner Horner and Sylvia’s sister, Grace Lowdermilk.
She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 11:00AM at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with a visitation at Walker’s Funeral Home in Chapel Hill on Friday, January 17, 2014 from 7:00PM to 9:00PM.
Walker’s Funeral Home of Chapel Hill is honored to serve the Riley family.


Ernest William Moore
HURDLE MILLS — Ernest William Moore, age 75, son of the late Robert E. Moore and Lillie Webb Moore, died January 13, 2014 in his home.
Funeral will be Saturday 1:00pm at Lattisville Baptist Church. Visitation will be Saturday 12:00pm to 1:00pm one hour prior to service at the Church. Burial will be in church cemetery.
Survivors are wife, Thomasine Davis Moore; two sons, Maurice Moore of the home and Ernest Baylor of Flint, MI; two grandchildren; one brother, Willie (Dip) Moore (Hazel); three sisters, Nannie Johnson and Dorothy Ann Moore, both of Carrboro, NC, and Carrie Moore of Oxford, NC; mother-in-law, Alice Davis of Durham, NC.
Public viewing will be Friday, 11:00am to 7:00pm at Chavis-Parker Funeral Home.

George Elmond "Joey" Wade, Jr.
TIMBERLAKE — George Elmond "Joey" Wade, Jr., 40, of 269 Gates Run, Timberlake, died Monday, January 13, 2014. Born in Durham County, Mr. Wade was the son of the late George Elmond Wade, Sr. Mr. Wade was a medical material supervisor for Duke University Medical Center and a member of River View United Methodist Church and attended Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Durham. Mr. Wade was an avid Duke and Dallas Cowboys fan. He graduated from Northern High School in Durham and also coached his son's Little League team.
Surviving are his wife, Jennifer Nelson-Wade of the home; his son, Kade Nelson of the home; his mother, Carolyn Dixon and stepfather, Kenny Reeves of Durham; his sister, Cathi Kendrick and husband Jerry of Durham; two stepbrothers, Michael Reeves of Wendell and Johnathan Reeves of Raleigh; his niece, Cameron Kendrick; his maternal grandmother, Bobbie Dixon of Durham; and his extended family.
Funeral services will be held 2PM, Thursday, January 16, 2014, at Calvary Baptist Church by the Rev. Robin Dunn and Rev Dr. Marc Francis. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held 6:30-8PM Wednesday at the Brooks & White Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be David Burch, Chip Lewis, Mike Reeves, J.T. Terrell, Jerry Kendrick, Pat Dixon, Johnny Medlin, Jay Strickland, and Kenny Phillips.
Memorials may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004.
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Daries L. Cooper McGill
APEX — Daries L. Cooper McGill, 2235 Ten Ten Road, Apex, NC 27502, departed this life on January 10, 2014 at 9:18 a.m. at Wake Medical Center of Raleigh, NC. Funeral service will be held Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Hatcher Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Davis Drive, Cary, NC 27519. Viewing will be held at 12 noon and the funeral will begin at 1 p.m.
Survivors include four sons, Quincey McGill, Jr., Larry G. McGill, Rev. Harold D. McGill and Bobby B. McGill; two daughters, Lilar M. Pennington and Betty McGill.
Services are entrusted to Scarborough and Hargett Memorial Chapel and Gardens.


Jesse Owen Fearrington
CHARLOTTE — Mr. Jesse Owen Fearrington, 94, formerly of Pittsboro, NC, died at his residence in Charlotte, NC early Friday morning, January 10, 2014. Son of the late John Bunyan Fearrington and Annie Jessica Owens, Jesse was born May 20, 1919 and would spend a big part of his life farming and making a home with his wife, the late Sarah Willa Drew. In 1973, he exchanged the point of the plow for the rudder of a ship and started selling Viking boats and enjoying time on the water deep sea fishing. Later in life he developed various properties with his friend Earl Thomas.
Jesse was a 32nd degree Mason and was active in CHICO-–the Chapel Hill Investment Club. He served on the North Carolina and Chatham County Soil and Water Conservation Commissions, The Pittsboro Central Carolina Bank and Trust Board and was President of the Dairy Council for the Burlington-Durham-Raleigh area. He served on the Chatham County Planning Board and was its chairperson for six years. Jesse was a man of integrity and one with a sweet disposition. This quiet man spoke few words, but was always there to help out those burdened or in need. In addition to his wife and parents, Jesse was preceded in death by his brother Edwin.
Surviving Jesse are his daughter, Willa Anne Fearrington, of North Palm Beach, FL; his son, Jesse (Barbara) Fearrington, Jr., of Charlotte, NC; his granddaughter, Sarah (Tom) Ellis, of Athens, GA; his grandson, John Fearrington, of Raleigh, NC; and his great-grandchildren, Adelaide, Crews and William.
A service to honor the life Mr. Jesse Fearrington will be held 1 pm, Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, 269 Manns Chapel Rd., Pittsboro, NC.
At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church or the charity of your choosing.
Online condolences may be left at Select “Obits.” The arrangements for Mr. Fearrington are under the care of Hall–Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.