November 2, 2013

Nov. 01, 2013 @ 08:11 PM



Catherine Gowing O'Foghludha

DURHAM -Catherine Gowing O'Foghludha, 88, of Durham and Clonskeagh, Dublin, Ireland, died on October 30, 2013 surrounded by her loving family.  Known to her friends and relatives as Kit, she was born November 15, 1924 in Killeen House, near Daingean, Co. Offaly, to John Christopher Gowing and Margaret Brereton.

She was educated in the Loreto Convent in Bray, Co. Wicklow, where she excelled in sports.  During World War II, she went to London to train as a registered nurse and midwife. She witnessed and survived the V1 and V2 Flying Bomb attacks on London, and treated some of the victims of those atrocities.  She worked at the Royal Marsden Hospital, for the Knights of St. John of Malta, and in private duty.

Remaining in London until 1949, she returned to her native Ireland, where she worked as a nurse at St. Vincent's and St. Luke's Hospitals in Dublin.  There she met her husband of fifty six years, Dr. Fearghus O'Foghludha, whom she married in 1956.  They came to the United States to live in 1963, and to Durham in 1970, where Dr. O'Foghludha served on the faculty at Duke University Medical Center and Duke University.

Mrs. O'Foghludha was active in the Durham community, and worked for many years, beginning in the early 1970s, at the Nearly New Shoppe, where she served as manager.  She also served as President of the Medical School Faculty Wives.

Mrs. O'Foghludha was steadfast in her loving husband's final illness, and left to her children and grandchildren a love of art, travel, history, literature, and sports.  She always supported her family and was very proud of their accomplishments.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband and her beloved siblings Frank, Mary, Angela, and Ann.  She is survived by two children, the Hon. Michael O'Foghludha, Resident Superior Court Judge of the 14th Judicial District, and Dr. Ria Mairead O'Foghludha, a professor at Whittier College; a daughter-in-law, Linda Daniel; two grandchildren, Matthew and Kevin O'Foghludha;  five siblings, Robin Hitchon, Thomas Gowing, John Gowing, Richard Gowing, and Dr. Edward Gowing, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends in Ireland, the United States, England, Australia, New Zealand, and throughout the world.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Hock Family Pavilion of Duke Hospice, and the physicians and staff of the Duke University Medical Center for their excellent care in her final illness.

Friends will be received 3-5 PM Sunday at Hall-Wynne Service. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered 11:00 AM Monday from Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Durham. On-Line memorials:

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Mrs. Betty Marie Lloyd

CHAPEL HILL - Chapel Hill - Mrs. Betty Marie Lloyd, 75, of 3300 Old Greensboro Road, Chapel Hill died at her residence on Thursday, October 31, 2013.

A native of Orange County, she was the wife of the late Samuel C. Lloyd and the daughter of W. Carey Lloyd and Maude Eubanks Lloyd, both deceased. She was a member and pianist of Antioch Baptist Church of Orange County.

Survivors include three daughters, Kim Lloyd of Graham, Karen Hinnant and husband Eddie of Chapel Hill and Kelly Welch of Advance; son, Randy Lloyd and wife Jeanie of Chapel Hill; seven grandchildren, Dale Lloyd, Brian Lloyd, Jeremy Lloyd, Kristopher Lloyd, Reece Welch, Blake Lloyd and Paige Welch; three great-grandchildren, Alysann Lloyd, Tyler Lloyd and Bailey Lloyd; and brother, Bernard Lloyd.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Homer Lloyd, Don Lloyd and Weldon Rigsbee.

The funeral service will be conducted at Antioch Baptist Church of Orange County on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. by Rev. David Atwater with the family receiving friends from 2 to 3 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Other times they will be at the residence.

Memorials may be made to Relay For Life of Alamance County, C/O Burlington Recreation and Parks, 1333 Overbrook Road, Burlington, NC 27215.

Rich & Thompson Funeral Home and Crematory in Graham is in charge of arrangements.

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Walter Jeffries Matherly Jr.

URBANA, ILL - Walter Jeffries Matherly Jr. died at home in Urbana, Illinois on September 29. He was born in 1930 in Gainesville, Florida to Walter Jeffries Matherly and Enid Putnam Matherly. He had one sister, Eleanor Corbin. Walter graduated from Gainesville High School, the University of Florida, and received a Masters in Economics from Duke University in 1965. He married Mary Lou Kelly in 1954, and they have four sons, Jeff (Valerie Browne, of Hull, MA), Steven (Vicki Feigin, of Durham), Robert (LiYung Kuan, of Chapel Hill), and Michael (Tanya Beeren, of Simpsonville, SC). Walter worked at the Research Triangle Institute in Durham, NC, where he was active with the Durham Savoyards and the Durham Theater Guild.

Later, in Boston, he worked for Boston University and Harvard University, and, most recently, for the Woods Hole Research Center. He married Copenhaver Cumpston in 1983; they have a daughter, Sarah.

The family moved to Urbana, Illinois in 1996. There, after his career as a finance administrator, Walter retired to his true avocations of writing, translation, storytelling, acting, calligraphy, history, and community rabble rousing.

His friends regard Walter as a true original, a renaissance man with many enthusiasms.

He leaves his five children, wife, Cope; seven grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

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