February 20, 2013
Lou Ellen “Tink” Veazey
DURHAM — Mrs. Lou Ellen “Tink” Veazey, 92, passed away in peace at her home in Durham on Monday, February 18, 2013.
Born to Thollie and Minnie Green in Hester, NC on February 29th, 1920, Lou Ellen spent her childhood and adolescent years on her family’s farm in Granville County. After graduating from Creedmoor High School in 1935, Lou Ellen attended Stone Business School in Raleigh. While living in Creedmoor, Lou Ellen met K.O. Veazey, whom she married on April 9th, 1942.
Upon K.O.’s return from the war, he and Lou Ellen settled back into life in Creedmoor and had three children, Otley, Douglas, and Linda. In 1956, the family moved and built their home in Durham.
After raising her children in Durham, Lou Ellen eventually joined K.O. in running his tobacco business in Douglas, GA. Lou Ellen became the bookkeeper for Wilkins-Veazey Tobacco Warehouse, travelling to and spending half of each year in Douglas, until she and K.O. retired to their home in Durham in 1996. Prior to her passing, Lou Ellen and K.O. celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in 2012.
In retirement, Lou Ellen enjoyed spending time with her six grandchildren, her one great-grandchild, and her extended family. Known affectionately as “Tink” by her friends and family, Lou Ellen will always be remembered by those who loved her as a kind, gentle, and caring woman whose home was always an open, warm gathering place. Lou Ellen will also be remembered for using her kindness and grace to touch the lives of everyone who had the joy of meeting her. Whether she was playing games with her grandchildren or seeing an old friend from her high school class or reconnecting with one of the many friends she made in Douglas, GA, Lou Ellen approached everything in her life with a sense of warmth, compassion, and generosity.
At her passing, Lou Ellen’s house was again a gathering place, as she was surrounded by her husband, K.O. Veazey; and her three children, Otley Veazey and his wife, Wanda, Douglas Veazey and his wife, Gwen, and Linda Duda (Veazey) and her husband, Turan Duda. Lou Ellen is also survived by her six grandchildren, William Veazey, Elizabeth Veazey and her husband, Ryan Wishart, Scott Veazey and his wife, Ashley, Amanda Veazey, Ellen Duda, and Aisander Duda and his wife, Julie; and their child, Elias Duda.
The family expresses gratitude to her loving and dedicated extended family and caregivers, Carolyn Williamson, Betsy Hayes, Louise Green, Iris Bradberry and Duke Home Care and Hospice staff, especially Pat Ostergaard.
There will be a visitation honoring Lou Ellen Veazey at Hudson Funeral Home (211 S. Miami Blvd.) in Durham on Thursday, February 21st from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and a graveside service at Maplewood cemetery (1621 University Rd.) in Durham, Friday February 22nd at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Epworth Care Group at Epworth United Methodist Church, 3002 Hope Valley Rd, Durham 27707. Online condolences can be made at www.hudsonfuneralhome.com.
Dr. Bill C. Terry, Professor Emeritus
CHAPEL HILL — It is with profound sadness that the family of Dr. Bill C. Terry announces his passing away on Saturday, February 16, 2013. He died peacefully around his family, after battling extended illness.
Dr. Terry is survived by his wife, Barbara D’zan-Terry; his son, Carlton; daughter-in-law, Wendy Terry; step daughters, Laurin Haupt and Nicole Rollins; step son, Justin Dzan. Dr. Terry was the proud grandfather of seven children. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Erika Kraft Terry; and his parents, Jesse Terry and Mabel Burke Terry; as well as his beloved aunt, Allie May Simpkins, who recently died at the age of 97.
After graduating from the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry in 1954, Dr. Terry continued a prestigious career in the Navy. Dr. Terry was one of the first Naval Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in Vietnam serving on the USS Repose, AH-16 servicing all maxillofacial war injured patients. Dr. Terry received the Navy Commendation Medal, the Navy Unit Commendation Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal. Upon retiring from the Navy with the rank of Captain, he joined the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry as Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Director of Resident Training. He retired from the university in 1995.
Dr. Terry will be greatly missed by those whose lives he touched. He was a humble man of remarkable character with varied talents. He was a man of integrity; an unpretentious man who enjoyed fishing, travel and the outdoors. May his memory be a light for all who knew and loved him.
Arrangements are with Walker’s Funeral Home, Chapel Hill.
A memorial service to celebrate Dr. Terry’s life and work will be held at The Chapel of the Cross, 304 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, at 10 a.m., Saturday, February 23, 2013.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to:
Dr. Bill C. Terry Center of Excellence of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
CB 7450 University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599
Martha Elizabeth Garner
MONTPELIER, VA — Martha Elizabeth Garner, 87, of Montpelier, VA, formally of Durham and Reidsville, passed away on Monday, February 18, 2013. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Robert E. Garner; three sons, Randall (Linda), Barry (Laura) and Darryl (Nancy) Garner; a daughter, Janet Smith (Gary); four sisters, Mary, Thelma, Laura and Linda; one brother, John; also, six grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Mrs. Garner was employed at General Telephone and American Tobacco Co. in Durham.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Friday, February 22, 2013 at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 412 S. Washington Hwy., Ashland, VA, where services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Interment will be private in North Carolina.