April 16, 2013
DURHAM — Eugene Hayes departed this life on April 11, 2013, with loving daughter, Heather Marie Hayes. Life time resident of Durham, NC, he married August 30, 1972 to Doris Johnston Walker. Eugene Hayes graduated from Hillside High School and went to the military (Fort Jackson, SC, 101st Airborne Division). He was Honorably Discharged on August 21, 1957. Eugene Hayes was a teacher and coach at Bragtown School. In addition, he worked as a part time Banquet Captain at Croasdaile Country Club and Sheraton Imperial Inn. "Uncle Gene" was an avid golfer and a member who held several positions in Bull City Golf Club. Eugene Hayes worked with the Parks and Recreation of Durham and long time Field Manager of the Long Meadow Baseball Teams. He taught and retired from Wright School in 1996.
We honor and cherish his memory: a daughter, Heather Marie Hayes; a wife, Doris Johnston Hayes; several nieces: Valerie, Genevieve, Beryl, Marrissa; nephews: Stephen and Michael; and a host of relatives and family friends.
His funeral will held at Community Baptist Church, 4821 Barbee Road, Durham, NC on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 12 noon with visitation beginning at 11 a.m. until 12 noon.
Services are entrusted to Scarborough & Hargett Memorial Chapel and Gardens.
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 today, April 16th from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church.
The Mebane Family is under the care of Fisher Funeral Parlor.
John Curtis Riley
09/30/1934 – 04/09/2013
DURHAM — John Curtis Riley passed away on April 9, 2013.
He is survived by his son, John Douglas Riley and daughter-in-law, Ginger Riley of Hillsborough; and two grandchildren, Anna Riley and Jack Riley; one brother, Raymond Riley of Durham.
Service held on Saturday, April 20 at 11 a.m., Maplewood Cemetery, Section 3 – Durham, NC.
Robert Lee Parham
OXFORD — Robert Lee Parham, 65, a former resident of Granville County and a resident of Newport, NC passed away Saturday, April 13th, 2013 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC.
A native of Granville County, the son of the late Elbert Watkins Parham and Kernie Parham Parham, he was of the Baptist faith and a mechanical engineer for the Department of Defense at Cherry Point Marine Air Station.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013 in the Eakes Funeral Chapel in Oxford by Rev. Johnnie Richards. Burial will be in Mt. Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Oxford.
Surviving are a twin brother, Richard W. Parham and wife, Tricia of Beach City, Tx.; and a uncle, Randolph Parham and wife, Rachel.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Mt. Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Michael Currin, 4072 Squire Lane, Oxford, NC 27565.
Visitation 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 prior to the funeral services 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 Parham Family.
Rev. Edgar David Riley
HILLSBOROUGH — Rev. Edgar David Riley of 518 Terrell Road, Hillsborough, N.C., passed away suddenly on Friday afternoon, April 12th, 2013, at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill, N.C. A beloved son, brother, husband, father and friend; he will be greatly missed by many.
David was born on January 19th, 1952, in Durham, N.C. to the late William Edgar “Ed” and Minnie Lee Crabtree Riley. He was a lifelong resident of Hillsborough. He graduated from Orange High School and received his associate degree from the Art Instruction School in Minneapolis, Minn. He worked as an award winning graphic artist for the Chapel Hill Newspaper for over twenty-five years before attending and graduating from the Southeastern Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C. in 1996. David served as pastor for churches in North Carolina and Virginia and was a devoted Christian his entire life. Most recently, he was employed at Brookdale Senior Living in Chapel Hill, N.C., as a driver.
As a minister, he spread his strong belief in the message of God’s word and faith in the Lord our Savior to all those in his congregation and community. He knew that with love and faith all was possible. His huge heart and desire to serve others implored him to do for others, and to be much more than a driver at Brookdale. He taught the residents art classes and built bird houses with them. He imparted his vast knowledge of Orange and Durham Counties through his weekly “scenic bus tours”. He was “Chief” to all Brookdale residents. Dave was always ready to lend a helping hand or be an active listener in need. As evident by his most extensive book collection, David was a veracious reader. He was an ardent Carolina sports fan (we always knew where to find him during March Madness week). He was a firm believer in passing on life’s lessons to people of all ages.
Family was an extremely important part of David’s life. David married the love of his life, Susan Moore, on December 4, 1982. He was a devoted and compassionate husband and father to his family. He is survived by his wife, Susan Moore Riley; his daughter, Katherine “Beth” Riley; his son, Matthew Riley, Matthew’s fiancée, Jessica Thompson, and their daughters, Danika Mcintosh and April Fast; two sisters, Faye Shelton of Durham, N.C., and Phyllis Privette of Hillsborough, N.C.; four nephews, five nieces, nine grand nieces and nephews; and countless loving friends. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Wendy Riley and Patsy Andrews.
The family will receive friends at Walker’s Funeral Home, Hillsborough, N.C., on Tuesday, April 16th, at 5:30 p.m. followed by a service at 6:30 p.m. conducted by Pastor Bobby Tate. Graveside services will be held Saturday, April 20th in Carson Community Cemetery with arrangements handled by Bryant Funeral Home in Franklin, N.C
The family requests donations be made in his name to the American Heart Association or the Myasthinia Gravis Association. www.walkersfuneralservice.com
Justeen B. Tarbet
CHAPEL HILL — The Memorial Service for Justeen B. Tarbet, who died January 10, 2013, will be held at University Baptist Church, Chapel Hill, NC, Thursday April 18, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
Reception will follow service at the church.
Elizabeth Franklin Barker
LEXINGTON, NC — Elizabeth Franklin Barker, age 84, died at 4:30 a.m. on Monday, April 15, 2013 at the Thomasville Medical Center in Lexington, NC. She was born on September 12, 1928 in Oxford to the late Samuel Edward Parrott Sr. and Martha Harris Parrott. She was also the widow of the late Henry Franklin and William Leonard Barker. Elizabeth was a member of Tabb’s Creek Baptist Church and was a scheduling clerk for Burlington Industries.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Chapel. Burial will follow at Meadowview Memorial Park in Oxford. The family will receive friends from 10 until 11 a.m. prior to the service.
She is survived by her daughter, Ellen and son-in-law, Bobby Dickerson of Lexington, NC; three sons, Larry Franklin of Denver, NC, Don Franklin of Charlotte and Ron Franklin of Hillsboro, NC; three grandsons, Michael and David Dickerson, and Matthew Franklin; two great-grandsons, Ryan Dickerson and Alex Stephens of Edmond, Oklahoma; 2 step-daughters; and 4 step-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Carolina House of Lexington, Memory Care Unit, 161 Young Drive, Lexington, NC 27295.
The Barker family is being assisted by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home in Oxford, NC. For online condolences, go to www.hallwynne.com and select obituaries.
Martin Warren Evans
JULIAN, NC — Martin Warren Evans of Julian, NC, died at the VA Medical Center in Durham, NC, Sunday, April 14th, 2012.
He was born in Orange County, NC, on August 23rd, 1945. Martin was preceded in death by his mother, Hazel Gladys Jones Evans. Mr. Evan's survivors include Elizabeth Carter, the love of his life for over 30 years; his father, Otha Willis Evans; his sisters, Clara E. Vanderbilt of Durham, Barbara Hamilton (Robert) of Southern Pines, and Carolyn Hamilton (John) of Waynesboro, Ga. Martin is also survived by his children: Marty, Rhonda, Renee, Melodie, and Cassandra; and step children: Michael, Stuart, and Randy Carter; as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Among his many nieces and nephews are niece: Robin Storch (Samuel) and nephew: Robert Wayne Dawson.
Martin was an avid automobile enthusiast, honorably served in the US Air Force, and was much loved by all of his family.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Hillsborough town cemetery. In lieu of floral contributions donations may be made in his name to the Disabled American Veterans.
Doris Evelyn Albright Perry
ENGLEWOOD, NJ, — Doris Evelyn Albright Perry, of Englewood, NJ, died Wednesday evening, April 10, 2013, at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (N.J.). Doris was born April 30, 1926 in Durham, NC, the sixth of seven children born to the late Robert Lindsay and Martha Maude Roundtree Albright. Doris was married to Walter Perry who preceded her in death on December 8, 1980. She was also preceded in death by all of her siblings: four brothers, Joseph, Robert Jr., Edward Ralph, and Donald Wayne Albright and two sisters, Edna Albright Lambeth, and Georgia Albright Griffin.
Graduating from Hillside High School in Durham, NC in 1944, she attended Virginia State University, and she worked as a clerk in the Ordinary Insurance Dept. at North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company until her marriage in 1959. She relocated to Brooklyn, NY and later to Englewood NJ. She retired from the Teaneck (NJ) Public Library in 1990.
Surviving are two daughters, Daphne D. Perry, Vineland NJ and Stephanie D. Perry, Englewood, NJ; and two grandsons, Keith and Kenneth Perry of New Jersey. She is also survived by two stepchildren: Kenneth Barbee and Elaine Perry Thorpe of Durham; two nieces: Beryl Elaine Lambeth Coley, Washington, DC and Patricia Griffin Covas, Hampton, VA; and three nephews: Perry E. Lambeth, Hopewell Junction, NY, Dr. Robert L. Albright, Locust Grove, GA, and James M. Griffin Jr., Hampton, VA; as well as grandnieces and grandnephews. Doris also leaves to mourn, a childhood friend, Bobby Tate Wicks, formerly of Durham, Julia Spencer, Durham and many neighbors and friends in New Jersey.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 18, 2013, 12 p.m. at Volk-Leber Funeral Home, 789 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666, Tel: 201-836-0202, Fax 201-837-1815. Online condolences, email: VOLKLEBER@aol.com