April 20, 2013
Stephanie (Kahr) Berry
DURHAM — Stephanie (Kahr) Berry was born October 15, 1964, and departed from us on Monday, April 15, 2013. Stephanie was raised in Champaign, Illinois, but spent her adult life in North Carolina.
She is survived by her devoted husband, Scott Berry of Durham; and stepsons, Casey and Josh; her precious parents, Toby and Rita Kahr of Chapel Hill; a brother, Richard Kahr of Boonton, New Jersey; and nephews, Matthew, J.T., and Jake; and niece, Kristen: and sister, Jennifer MCGinnis of Durham. All loved her deeply.
Stephanie gave more to others than she gave to herself, never met a stranger, and lived life to the fullest. She loved to travel, play games, laugh, and generally have fun. She was formidable, fearless, feisty, and a tower of strength for everyone around her. Above all, Stephanie loved and was loved by her husband, Scott, and they were best friends. She was all anyone could have asked for as a wife, daughter, and sister, and she will be terribly missed.
The family will receive friends to celebrate Stephanie’s life at 4809 Marena Place, Durham, NC, 27707, from 5 to 8 p.m., on Saturday, April 27, 2013. Please send memorials to Durham Rescue Mission, 507 E. Knox Street, Durham, NC 27701.
The Berry family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Durham. Online condolences: www.hallwynne.com, select obituaries.
Clara Mae Walker Emory
ROUGEMONT – Mrs. Clara Mae Walker Emory, 97, died April 19, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Emma and Toy Vance Walker. She was a great mother and grandmother.
She loved flowers and baking cakes for the community.
Surviving are her sons, James Emory (Becky), Rougemont and Larry Emory (Elsie), Gibsonville; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph T. Emory; three brothers, James, Vance, and Roy Walker.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday in Little River Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday in Walker’s Funeral Home of Hillsborough. www.walkersfuneralservice.com.
Irene Lamm Marshburn
DURHAM — Mrs. Irene Lamm Marshburn, 83, of Durham, went to be with the Lord, on Friday, April 19, 2013.
Mrs. Marshburn was born in Nash County to the late Henry T. and Dona Perry Lamm. She was a homemaker and was devoted to her family and church. She was a member of the First Assembly of God for 51 years.
She is survived by her daughter, Evangeline Ritch of Durham; sons, James G. Marshburn of New Bern, Danny Marshburn of Blacksburg, SC, Steve Marshburn and David Marshburn, both of Durham; three brothers; one sister; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the First Assembly of God, officiated by Rev. James Marshburn. Burial will be in Markham Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home. Flowers are acceptable or donations may be made to the First Assembly of God, 1034 Hamlin Rd, Durham, NC 27704. Online condolences can be made at www.hudsonfuneralhome.com.
Linda Reece Poole
BAHAMA - Linda Reece Poole, age 65 of Bahama, North Carolina, passed away at home with her family by her side on the morning of Friday, April 19, 2013 after a 15-month battle with uterine cancer. Linda was a loyal and loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, neighbor and friend and will be missed by all who had the privilege to know her.
Linda was born and raised in the mountain town of Andrews, NC to Pauline and Rufus Reece, the youngest of their three children. Linda attended Lees-McRae College where she graduated with her Associate in Arts degree. After graduation, Linda began her internship at Duke Hospital and soon met the love of her life, Thomas Alan Poole, and married on May 18, 1969 at Mt.
Bethel United Methodist Church.
Linda and her husband, Tom, resided in Bahama where they raised their three girls, pets and many vegetable and flower gardens over the years. Linda loved her time spent as a homemaker tending to her family and working on the family egg and tobacco farms. She was a member of the Rougemont Home Extension Club. Linda loved watching the birds and flowers and seasonal changes at their home, which she affectionately called 'Mossy Acres' due to the beautiful green moss that grows everywhere on the property. Her rose gardens are fit for any magazine spread. Her green thumb combined with Tom's knack for creating hardscape made their property picture perfect every spring and is a great hobby and source of accomplishment for them both.
Linda loved her time with friends making cards and going for beach weekend getaways with girlfriends and loved her family time by the fire pit. Now, she will watch these moments from heaven, and we will know that she is with all of us for eternity. Until we meet again-with all of our love, hope and peace.
Linda returned to work at Duke Hospital once the youngest of her girls completed elementary school. Linda worked at Duke until she retired in 2008. After retirement, she kept in touch with her closest friends and would have regular luncheons to catch up.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Pauline and Rufus Reece. Left to survive Linda is her caring and loving husband of nearly 44 years, Thomas Alan Poole, better known for the last year and a half as 'Nurse Tom'. Linda is also survived by her dedicated and loving daughters, Amy Smith (John), Christine Pronishen (Darren), Leigh Poole (Scott); three grandchildren, Coleton Smith, Jerrol and Jenna Pronishen; sister, Shelby Fisher (Ray); and brother, William Reece.
It is Linda's wish for all women to make sure they get their annual pap smears and check-ups with their GYN doctor.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at Brooks & White Funeral Home at 907 Durham Road, Roxboro, NC. The family will receive friends beginning at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23 and other times at the home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Bahama Baptist Church, 7917 Willardville Station Road, Bahama, NC 27503.
We would like to thank special friends and neighbors as well as the caring, loving staff of Duke Oncology, Palliative and Hospice Care Teams for being such wonderful friends and caregivers to Linda.
Condolences may be sent to: www.brooksandwhite.com.
David Wayne Evans
CREEDMOOR — David Wayne Evans, 50, a resident of Wake Co. passed away Thursday April 18, 2013 at this home.
A native of Durham Co., he was the son of Shirley Keith Evans and the late John Evans. He was a member of Olive Grove Baptist Church and was employed with Hytech Co. in Raleigh, NC.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21st, 2013 in the Eakes Funeral Chapel, 834 Main Street Creedmoor, NC with the Chaplain Ralph Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Olive Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, 3024 Olive Grove Church Road, Creedmoor, NC.
Surviving are his wife, Denise Evans of the home; sons, Hunter and Dustin of the home; daughter, Heather of the home; and a grandson, Leighton Young. Also surviving are a brother, Bobby Evans; a sister, Tonya Pearce; a niece, Karen Rose; and two great nephews, Legion and Lucas.
Flowers will be accepted.
Visitation will be held today, April 20th, 2013 from 7 to 8:30 at the Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor.
Online condolences can be made to www.eakesfuneralhome.com. Select obits.
Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor, NC is assisting the Evans family.