July 18, 2013

Jul. 17, 2013 @ 05:17 PM

Pauline Hayes Hicks
DURHAM — Pauline Hayes Hicks, 84, a former resident of 1111 Cherry Drive, died Saturday at Croasdaile Village. She was the daughter of the late Leon R. Hayes and Bessie Richardson Hayes.
She was a retired employee of John Umstead Hospital.
She is survived by a son, Tony Hicks, Noblesville, IN; a granddaughter, Alexis K. Hicks, Noblesville, IN; two sisters, Betty Cozart, Durham, NC and Gladis Vann, Lindenwold, NJ; five brothers, Dr. John Hayes, Clarksburg, MD, Dr. Phillip Hayes, Cherry Hill, NJ, Deacon Clarence Hayes, Baltimore, MD, William Hayes, Norcross, GA and Thomas Hayes, Philadelphia, PA; two aunts, Virginia Hayes, Philadelphia, PA and Gladys A. Massey, Washington, DC.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 12 noon at Pine Grove Baptist Church by Rev. Larry L. McElroy. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to services at the church.

Thomas Michael Dillon O’Shea
DURHAM — Tommy died Tuesday, July 16th at Duke Hospital.
He was born in Trenton, NJ on February  17, 1925 to Eleanor Dillon and H.W. “Pat” O’Shea. The family moved to Durham when he was 9 months old. He attended the Durham schools and graduated from UNC at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi. He served as a navigator in World War II.
In 1949 he married Charlotte “Totsy” Tucker. He worked for the Tucker Motor Co. for several years, and then went to Durham Realty & Insurance Co., which later became Southland Associates.
He was active in the Durham Jaycees, and with Mrs. C.B. Martin headed Durham’s first Mother’s March on Polio. He loved the years when he coached in the Y.M.C.A Basketball League.
In 1967, the family moved to Raleigh and he enrolled in N.C. State School of Design, from which he graduated in 1972. He practiced residential architecture in N.C cities until retirement. 
Tommy is survived by Totsy, his wife of 63 years; daughter, Patt of Redwood City, CA; son, Michael (Lou), and children, Thomas, Sarah Beth, Frank (Betsy) of Winston-Salem; son, Bill (Mary) and his daughter, Kristy of Durham. Also, Mary’s children, Cameron, Laura, Sarah (Daniel) and their son, Jack. Tommy was preceded in death by a son, Emerson Tucker O’Shea; and a brother, Horace William O’Shea Jr.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2013 in Maplewood Cemetery at with Father David Devlin of Holy Infant Catholic Church officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Durham Library Foundation, c/o Alice Sharpe, P.O. Box 3809, Durham, NC, 27702.
Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be submitted to www.howertonbryan.com, select obituaries.

Claude Patterson Jr.
DURHAM - Mr. Claude Patterson Jr., 85, former Durham Police Officer, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Hock Family Pavilion after a courageous battle with illness. He has now gone to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Born August 10, 1927 in Warren County, he was the son of the late Ethel Hamm Patterson and Claude Patterson Sr. He is survived by his loving wife, Thelma Ellington Patterson; and they would have celebrated 60 years of marriage on December 19th. He also is survived by a sister, Yvonne Coggins of Nashville, NC; three nieces, Priscilla Hinnant, Robin Bottoms and Patricia Peoples; three nephews, Phillip Smith, Dennis Smith and Samuel Coggins; two great nieces, Merissa Bottoms and Kim Peoples.
He attended John Graham High School, Warrenton, NC and served two years in the U.S. Army and four years in the Air Force, serving Tripoli, Lybia. He was the Master Mason, Lodge #352, Scottish Rite, 32nd Degree and the Sudan Temple of New Bern for over 50 years. He was a kind and patient man with a loving heart who loved people and enjoyed traveling. He and his wife traveled in all the states but the high-light of all travels were two trips to the Holy Land with Pastor Emeritus Don Chasteen of Ridgecrest, in 2009 and 2011. He was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church and a former charter member of Homestead Heights Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. on Friday at Ridgecrest Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Chasteen and Chaplain Phil Wiggins officiating. Burial will follow at 3:30 p.m. in the Harris Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, Hollister, NC.
Special thanks to Croasdaile Health Pavilion and Hock Family Pavilion for the loving care they provided to our loved one.
In lieu of flowers, please make any contribution to Ridgecrest Baptist Church, 1104 Milton Road, Durham, NC 27712; Hock Family Pavilion, 4023 N. Roxboro Rd., Durham, NC 27704; or Masonic Home for Children, 600 College St., Oxford, NC 27565.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.

Krista Lynn Smith
DURHAM - Miss Krista Lynn Smith, 17, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013. She was born in Durham to Howard Lee Smith and Lynn Smith. Krista graduated with Honors from DSA in 2013 and had plans to attend nursing school next year. After dealing with a heart condition from birth, she wanted to help others. She enjoyed taking photography and the 3D media class and won several art awards. Krista was very vivacious, full of life and always happy. She and her mom loved shopping together and Krista had a great fashion sense.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brother, Wesley Eric Smith; aunts, Cindy Wheeler (Marty Hancock) of Raleigh, Beth and Jeff Board of Raleigh, Patsy and Brian McCowan of MA, Sandy Smith-Nonini and Don Nonini of Durham; uncle, Al and Jeanne Wheeler of Creedmoor and eight cousins.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday at Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m., Friday at Clements Funeral Home in Durham.
Flowers are acceptable, or memorial donations can be made to Duke PICU, 2301 Erwin Rd., Durham, NC 27710.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.

Edna L Dixon Hunt
CHAPEL HILL — Edna L Dixon Hunt, born November 08, 1925 and passed into eternal rest July 16, 2013. Preceded in death by her parents, Tallmadge and Lillie Lassiter Crabtree; her husband, Clarence Dixon and second husband, Harrison Hunt. Also preceded by son, John Dixon. Survived by son, James (Barbara) Dixon; and sister, Gladys (Thomas) Gates, both of Chapel Hill. She was blessed with numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces.
Family will receive friends at Lystra Baptist Church on Friday, July 19, 2013 from 2 p.m. until funeral service at 3 p.m. Private Interment, at Orange Methodist Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Lystra Baptist Church, 686 Lystra Rd., Chapel Hill, N.C. 27516.
The family is being assisted by Walker‘s Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be sent to www.walkersfuneralservice.com

Anna O. Pring
2/9/1927 to 7/13/2013
HILLSBOROUGH — Anna Pring passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Brookshire Nursing Home in Hillsborough, NC. She worked at Washington Duke Hotel in Durham and was a Duke switchboard operator. She is survived by her husband, Ralph Pring; and two daughters, Anna Foreman of Durham and Tamara Pittman of Hillsborough. In addition, she is survived by her eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Service will be held at Woodlawn Memorial Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 2 p.m. in Durham, NC.

Frances Laws Lunsford Barwick
ROXBORO — Frances Laws Lunsford Barwick died Wednesday.
Surviving is her husband, Fred Barwick; her daughter, Becky Fuller; her son, Mark Lunsford; her stepdaughters, Sara B. Dugger, Jan Belter; her stepson, Bill Barwick.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, July 19 at Brooks & White Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Burchwood Cemetery Annex. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today, July 18 at the funeral home & other times at the home.

Bobby Columbus Honeycutt
MCLEANSVILLE – Bobby Columbus Honeycutt, 81, went to be with his Lord July 15, 2013. 
A 2 p.m. funeral service will be held at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, 5120 Burlington Road, Greensboro, NC, on Friday, July 19, 2013, officiated by Reverend Greg Allison. Interment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Park.
A former resident of Durham, NC, he was born in Moore County, NC. He was the last surviving child of James Lonnie and Lillie Inez Kirkley Honeycutt. He was an army veteran, employed by Central Motor Lines, Akers Motor Lines for 35 years and Lorillard Tobacco Company. He was a member of the GRAMS Aeromodel Club. 
In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by sisters, Callie, Hazel, Cornelia, and Mary Frances; as well as brothers, Wilson, Cleveland, Bill and James. 
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Nancy Harward Honeycutt; children, Bobby (Kelli), David (Ruth), Jimmy and Michelle (Chris) Low. Also surviving are seven grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; brother-in-law, Landon (Judy) Harward; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 1 p.m. prior to the service on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Ava’s Elephants, Inc., 7 Olde Covington Way, Arden, NC 28704.