April 15, 2013

Apr. 14, 2013 @ 05:10 PM

Helen Parrish Fields
DURHAM – Helen Parrish Fields, of Durham, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Durham Regional Hospital. Born in Durham County, Helen was the daughter of the late Arthur W. Parrish and Scotia Royster Parrish. Mrs. Fields was also preceded in death by her step-mother, Elma B. Parrish; her husband, Johnnie Fields; two sisters, Elizabeth P. Murray and Jane P. Leary; and three brothers, Robert Parrish, Royster Stanley and Thomas Stanley. Mrs. Fields served in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, and retired from the American Tobacco Co. She was a lifetime member of Guess Road Baptist Church in Durham and a member of the Fidelis Sunday School Class.
Mrs. Fields is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, Alton Donald Murray Jr. and wife, Deborah, Pamela Murray Barker and husband, Bruce, Michael Wayne Murray, Charles Wesley Murray and wife, Angela, Kimberly Goode, and Guerry Goode and wife, Cathy; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews, Andrea M. Hurdle, Stephanie D. Rubio, Jacob H. Houck, Christopher Barker, Kevin Barker, Taylor Murray, Haley Murray and Scott Zarbo.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Guess Road Baptist Church with Rev. Daniel Tilley officiating. 
The family would like to thank the members of Guess Road Baptist Church for their prayers and support. They would also like to thank her numerous caregivers at Durham Regional Hospital and her homecare providers.
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.

Barry McGhee
DURHAM - Barry McGhee, 72, of Durham, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2013, with his family by his side.
He was born to Louise McGhee and the late John McGhee, June 17th 1940, in Durham. Barry graduated from Southern High School in 1958 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1960 to 1964, spending the majority of his time aboard the USS Mahan. He married Carol Parrish in 1967 and resided in Durham for 46 years together. Barry loved spending time with his grandchildren and his favorite hobbies included playing in a band, fishing and quietly reading.
Barry is survived by his wife, Carol Parrish McGhee; his mother, Louise Carr McGhee; two children, Tori Jones of Charlotte and Patrick McGhee of Denver; four grandchildren, Natalie, Audrey, Connor and Piper; brother, Alan McGhee; and half-brother, Charles McGhee.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Good Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Cary. Rev. Hugh O’Shields will officiate. Flowers are acceptable. Online condolences can be made a www.hudsonfuneralhome.com.

Hattie Peaks Mebane
DURHAM - Hattie Peaks Mebane passed away on Friday, April 12, 2013. She is survived by three children, Samuel Nathaniel Mebane, Jr., Gregory (Sonya) Mebane and Cedric Mebane; three grandchildren, one great-grandson; two sisters, Barbara P. Berry and Dorothy (Wilbert) Johnson; one brother, James (Virginia) Peaks, all of Durham, NC.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 17th at 1 p.m. at Cameron Grove Baptist Church. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 16th from 6-8 p.m. at the church. The Mebane family is under the care of Fisher Funeral Parlor.

Jimmie Lee Williams
DURHAM — Mr. Jimmie Lee Williams, 82, died Thursday at the VA Medical Center. Mr. Williams was born in Durham Co., the son of the late James Williams and the late Essie Stancil Williams. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Prior to retiring, Jimmie was employed with Durham Printery and then later he operated Williams Printing Co. Jimmy was an avid sports fan, cheering the Tarheels on and a golfer who played with the “Eno Seniors” and “Over The Hill Gang”.
Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Nancy Lloyd Williams; a son, Rick Williams; a sister, Bettie Graham; and a host of nieces and nephews. 
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 2 p.m. in The Gathering Room at Clements Funeral Home in Durham with Pastor David Bolick officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to charity of your choice. 
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.