July 16, 2013
Beatrice “Bea” Wright Ross Bragg
DURHAM - Beatrice “Bea” Wright Ross Bragg, age 96, passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Croasdaile Pavilion. A Durham native, Bea was the youngest of seven children born to the late Floyd B. Wright and Mary Woods Wright. She was a long-time member of Asbury United Methodist Church.
She was predeceased by her parents, three brothers and three sisters. Bea was married to William J. Ross Jr. for 59 years who passed away in 1995.
She is survived by her two daughters, Peggy Ross Minor (Merle) of Durham and Betsy Ross Nichols (Nick) of Hillsborough; four grandchildren, Chris Nichols (Virginia), Julie Nichols, Carolyn Wise (Ryan) and Bill Minor (Sharon); three great grandchildren and four step-great grandchildren. Also surviving Bea is her husband, A. Watts Bragg Sr.; and step-son, Arnold Watts Bragg Jr. (Martha).
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the William Few Chapel of Croasdaile Village with the Rev. Martha K. McLean and the Rev. Denise Waters presiding. A reception will be held after the service at Croasdaile, and then burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.
Flowers are acceptable or donations in Bea’s memory may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, 806 Clarendon St., Durham, NC 27705.
Arrangements are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service in Durham. On-line memorials: www.hallwynne.com.
Lillie Davis Carroll
DURHAM — Mrs. Lillie Davis Carroll, 95, of Durham died on Saturday, July 13, 2013. She was the daughter of the late John C. Davis and Lula Dunn Davis. She worked for Davis Bakery. She was a charter member of Riverside Baptist Church and attended for 60 years. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Hilda D. Watkins and Clarine Churchill; two brothers, Clyde Davis and Carey Davis.
She is survived by two sons, Raymond Carroll of Chatham County and Marshall Raeford Carroll of Clinton; two sisters, Naomi D. McLean and Dorothy D. Riley; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Chapel. Rev. Glenn Davis will officiate. Burial will be in Sorrell’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Morrisville.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m., one hour prior to the service at Hudson Funeral Home. Flowers are acceptable. Online condolences can be made at www.hudsonfuneralhome.com.
Eleanor Rogers Davidson
DURHAM — Mrs. Eleanor Rogers Davidson, 85, formerly of Donlee Dr. in North Durham, died Monday at her home. Mrs. Davidson was born in Middleborough, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Gertrude Waddington Rogers and the late Warren Pearl Rogers.
After marrying Douglas Kinney Davidson and moving to Washington, D.C., she was employed by the National Academy of Sciences Research Council. The family moved abroad where she proudly served as a U.S. State Department Foreign Service Officer’s wife. Upon returning to the United States, Ellie worked at Thalheimer’s, Hecht’s and Macy’s.
Mrs. Davidson is survived by her children, Kathie Lynn Davidson, Shirin Lee Davidson, Douglas Rogers Davidson and Sue Davidson McCorkle; three grandchildren; and two great grandchildren; sister, Elaine Rogers Watters of Kingston, Ontario, Canada; sister in law, Helen Rathbun Rogers of Manchester, CT; and Michelle Hall whose loving hands cared for her and whom Ellie considered her fourth daughter.
A memorial service will be held Thursday 11 a.m. at Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home in Durham.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.
Evelyn Whitfield Jost
STEM — Evelyn Whitfield Jost, 90, a resident of Stem passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013 at Duke University Medical Center in Durham.
A native of Granville County, the widow of Lt. Colonel George Richard Jost and the daughter of the late George and Allie Belle Stem Whitfield and a descendant of the Dukes. She was a member of Tally Ho First Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, July 16, 2013 at Tally Ho First Baptist Church by Rev. Eddie Nutt and Dr. Reg Johnson. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Surviving are two daughters, Diane Jost Johnson (Reg) of Wilmore, KY, Debi Jost Brotherton (Barry) of Stem; six grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by nine siblings. Flowers accepted and memorials may be made to Tally Ho First Baptist Church, 1692 Sanders Road, Stem, NC 27581.
Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. today, July 16th 2013 prior to the service at the Tally Ho First Baptist.
Online condolences can be made to www.eakesfuneralhome.com. Select obits.
Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor is assisting the Jost family.
Earl Edward Thrower
TIMBERLAKE — Earl Edward Thrower, 81, a longtime resident of Timberlake, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013 at Hock Family Pavilion in Durham.
A native of Richmond Co., he was the son of the late Fred Ervin and Sallie Guinn Thrower. He was of the Baptist faith, he was an Army veteran having served in the Korean conflict and was a retired supervisor with Burlington Industries.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday July 17th, 2013 in the Eakes Funeral Chapel in Oxford by the Reverend Keith Williams and Rev. Jerry Hatcher. Burial will be in Amis Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery.
Surviving are three daughters, Betty L. Davis of Oxford, Patty T. Jones of Raleigh and Cathy Rhyne of Salisbury. Also surviving are a sister, Emily Hodge of Semora; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Johnson Thrower; three sisters, Brenda Thrower, JoAnne T. Bowling and Betty T. Collins.
Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday July 17th, 2013 prior to the service at the Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford.
Online condolences can be made to www.eakesfuneralhome.com. Select obits.
Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford is assisting the Thrower family.
Ernest Sherwood Carter Jr.
CHOCOWINITY, NC — Mr. Ernest Sherwood Carter Jr., age 83, a resident of 107 Connecticut Drive, Chocowinity, NC died Monday morning July 15, 2013 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington.
A funeral service will be held 7 p.m. on Wednesday July 17, 2013 at Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church in Chocowinity, NC officiated by Rev. Brent Patrick. A graveside service will follow at 11 a.m. on Thursday July 18, 2013 at Brier Creek Memorial Gardens in Raleigh, NC.
Mr. Carter was born on June 11, 1930, son of the late Ernest Sherwood Carter Sr. and Elizabeth Cross Carter. On October 30, 1949, he married the former Edna King who survives. He owned and operated Carter’s Seafood for over 30 years. He enjoyed playing tennis, fishing and gardening. He collected antiques and loved going to car shows. Prior to relocating to the area, he had been a member and actively involved at Shady Grove FWB Church in Durham for 30 years. Mr. Carter lived in the local area for the past 10 years and was a member of Union Chapel FWB Church.
In addition to his wife, Edna Carter of the home, he is survived by his daughter: Laurie C. Horne and her husband, Henry of Washington; two grandchildren: Lauren Kimbrell and husband, Stephen of New Bern and Joshua Horne and wife, Juliana of LaGrange; and two great grandchildren: Lily Kate and Ainsley Kimbrell. A great grandson, Carter, is to be born in October and will be Mr. Carter’s namesake. He is also survived by two sisters: Doris Milton of Four Oaks and Dudley Coats of Durham. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother: Tommy Carter.
The family will receive friends 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, prior to the service, at Union Chapel FWB Church and other times at the home of his daughter, Laurie and Henry Horne, 124 Bath Circle Washington, NC.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Union Chapel FWB Church, P.O. Box 38, Chocowinity, NC 27817 or to Southeastern FWB College, P.O. Box 1960, Wendell, NC 27591.
Online condolences may be addressed to the family by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com.
Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Carter family.