February 21, 2013
Ida Ruth Goss Fiacco
DURHAM — Ida Ruth Goss Fiacco died Tuesday morning, February 19, at Hock Family Pavilion. Ida was 82 years old and suffered from poor health for many years. A Durham native, she was born to the late Henry T. and Clara L. Ellis Goss on September 12, 1930. Ida worked for Blue Cross & Blue Shield as a claims analyst where she retired in 1995.
She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of nearly 50 years, Albert J. Fiacco of Durham; her brother, Bobby Goss and wife, Barbara; and sister, Maude Merritt, all of Durham; nieces and nephews: Gwynn Brown (George); Marika Bates (Jerry); Dorothy Rigsbee (Robert); Scott Goss (Holly); Wesley and Mac Merritt; Lynn Sigman (Johnny); Ida Fay Riggs; Arney and Aubrey Hellstrum; and other nieces and nephews, Heather, Carl, Roxie, Brenda and Jennie; and members and bingo players of Town & Country Sportsman Club.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, February 23, from the Chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service with the Rev. Bob Wachs presiding. Burial will follow in Markham Memorial Gardens. Friends may visit Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service in Durham.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Duke Homecare and Hospice, 4321 Medical Park Dr., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704.
On-line memorials: www.hallwynne.com.
Master Evan Nasir Fullard
DURHAM - Master Evan Nasir Fullard, 21 days old, departed his life on Monday, February 18, 2013.
He leaves behind his mother, Dottia Miles, and father, Edward Fullard; two loving sisters, and one brother.
Services will be at Holloway Memorial Funeral Home, Saturday, at 11 a.m.
Ernest Edward Johnson
DURHAM — Mr. Ernest Edward Johnson, 89 of 223 Sherron Road, died on Tuesday, February 19, 2013.
Mr. Johnson was born in Harnett County, the son of the late Claude E. Johnson and Susie Jane Johnson. He was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army and a WWII veteran. He received a campaign medal with three Bronze stars, Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart and a Victory Medal. He was a self-employed pipefitter. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Aline Gardner Johnson; brothers, Simon, Halford, Alex, Henry, Gene, Louis and Lee Johnson; sisters, Siddia Holland, Lydia Johnson and Martha Holland.
He is survived by his brother, Sherwood Johnson and wife, Lillian; and special friends, Herbert and Faye Evans.
Graveside services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at Brier Creek Memorial Gardens, officiated by the Rev. Hugh O'Shields.
The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home. Flowers are acceptable. Online condolences can be made at www.hudsonfuneralhome.com
Sharilyn Adranette Price
DURHAM — Ms. Sharilyn Adranette Price, 45, passed Sunday, February 17, 2013. She was born in Durham to the late James R. Price and Helen B. Price.
She attended Durham Public Schools and Durham Tech.
Left to mourn are her mother, Helen B. Price; daughter, Leighlah; half sister, Marilyn Lyde of Lamar, South Carolina; grandmother, Euna Jean Collie; aunts, Linda Darlene, Kay Brannon, Brenda (James) Watkins of Durham, and Helen Simon of Florence, SC; a close friend, Joseph "Joe" Jones; and a host of cousins, other relatives, and friends.
Funeral Services will be held at Scarborough and Hargett Chapel on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 12 noon with viewing from 11 a.m. until service. The Rev. Johnny Godair, Pastor of First Pentecostal Church will preside.
Lewis Junior Scarlette
DURHAM — Lewis Junior Scarlette, 60, departed this earthly life on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 in Raleigh. He was born on September 21, 1952 in Durham to the late Richard Scarlett and Sinora Hart Best.
He is survived by his mother, Sinora Best; brother, John Scarlette (Theresa); sister, Betty Scarlett; son, Decarlo Scarlette; daughter, Brigette Spencer; grandson, Kelvin Moseley; and great grandson, Zchari Moseley.
Funeral service will be held at Holloway Memorial Funeral Home on Saturday February 23, 2013 at 2 p.m. Wake will be at 1 p.m.
Ann C. Sparrow
DURHAM – It is with great sadness that the family of Mrs. Ann C. Sparrow announces her passing on Tuesday, February 19, 2013.
Ann is survived by her daughters, Patricia Sparrow Holmes and husband, Ron, of Hillsborough, Carol Lauria of Pittsboro; brother, Tracy Cornwell and wife, Jill, of Franklin, TN; sister, Susan Moss and husband, Jim, of Youngsville; also, three granddaughters, Leslie Ann Benfield of Mebane, Jamie Lynn Benfield of Hillsborough, and Emily Kaitlyn Holmes of Hillsborough; and one great grandson Dominick James Neville. She is predeceased in death by her husband, Charles Willliam “Bill” Sparrow; and daughter, Donna Sparrow Benfield.
Ann’s quick wit and infectious smile will be greatly missed by family and friends.
The family will welcome friends form 6-8 p.m., on Friday, February 22nd at the home of Patricia and Ron Holmes, 302 County Seat Dr., Hillsborough. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the UNC Cancer Hospital, 101 Manning Dr., Chapel Hill. www.walkersfuneralservice.com
Rodney Joe Cook
HILLSBOROUGH — Mr. Rodney Joe Cook, 67, died Tuesday, February 19, 2013, in his home.
He was a native of Oklahoma and graduated from the University of Arkansas. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He retired from Duke Medical Center.
Surviving are his wife, Cheryl Z. Franklin Cook; two sons: Zachary Cook (Amanda), Durham, and Joseph Cook, Pittsboro; two step-sons: Scott Franklin (Lori), Pittsboro, and Jeffery Franklin (Monica), Hillsborough. He was predeceased by his parents, Dorothy and Joe Cook; and two brothers: Mark Cook and Andy Mackey.
The memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, February 22, in Walker’s Funeral Home Chapel.
Vone R. McPherson Sr. "ToeToe"
HILLSBOROUGH — Vone R. McPherson Sr. "ToeToe", 60, son of the late Marvin and Glovina Clark McPherson, born September 22, 1952, died Sunday, February 17, 2013, at home.
The funeral will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday in Chavis-Parker Funeral Chapel. Family visitation one hour before the service, 1 to 2 p.m. He attended Orange High School and was a self employed brick mason.
Surviving are sons, Ron Whitted, Chavis McPherson, Vone McPherson Jr. and Titino Lattie of Hillsborough; daughters, Lauren McPherson, and Billie McPherson; 12 grand children; three brothers; and five sisters.
Public viewing today from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Chavis-Parker Funeral Home.
Arrangements with Chavis-Parker Funeral Home.
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
Mary Renn Forsyth
RALEIGH — Mary Renn Forsyth passed away on February 18, 2013, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. To the end, she was known for her sweet disposition and beautiful smile. She is preceded in death by her husband of 27 years, Carl W. Forsyth. She is survived by a son and two daughters, Carl Winston Forsyth II and his wife, Pam Brinkley, of Durham, Nancy Forsyth Singleton and her husband, Rob, of Youngsville, and Mary Beth Forsyth Johnston and her husband, Kevin, of Raleigh. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Bonnie, Trey, Jason and Michael Forsyth and Nick and Brooke Johnston.
Mary was born in Henderson, N.C. on September 18, 1923, to Clifton C. and Mae Renn. She had two brothers, Edward and Bobby Renn, both of whom are deceased. She graduated from Henderson High School in May of 1941 and went to work as a telephone operator for the Carolina Telephone & Telegraph Co., quickly rising to supervisor. She married Carl Forsyth, also of Henderson, on December 30, 1945 upon his return home from World War II. She and Carl both worked while he attended Louisburg College and Campbell College, before moving to Chicago in 1948 for Carl to attend the Chicago College of Optometry. He graduated in June of 1951. Mary's hard work, financial support and great confidence in Carl’s abilities were essential to him becoming an optometrist.
They returned to North Carolina shortly thereafter and settled in Roxboro, where Carl opened his optometry practice. Their first child, Carl Winston II, was born in July of 1952. Daughter, Nancy, followed in 1954 and Mary Beth in 1957.
Mary returned to the work force in the late 1960s, joining the Person County Selective Service Office during the Vietnam War. She worked tirelessly to assist eligible young men to obtain deferments as permitted by law. With the dismantling of the draft in the mid-1970s, Mary continued her government service, working in other administrative positions at the VA Hospital in Durham and at the Environmental Protection Agency in the Research Triangle Park. She retired from the EPA in 1988. She continued to live in Roxboro until moving to Raleigh in 2003 to be closer to her family.
Mary was a long time member of the Roxboro Baptist Church and was well known for her dedication and skill as a Sunday School teacher. She was also involved in numerous church and community activities over the years.
Mary may best be remembered by her unwavering faith in God and as a loving mother, grandmother, wife and friend. She, without fail, always put others first and approached life everyday with joy, humor, and a sense of adventure. Alzheimer’s took a great deal from her but not her essence - which, by her ever present smile, continued to shine through to the end.
A Celebration of Mary’s Life will be Friday February 22, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Springmoor Life Retirement Community (Chapel), 1500 Sawmill Rd., Raleigh, N.C. 27615. The Inurnment for be at Elmwood Cemetery, Henderson, N.C.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Springmoor Endowment Fund, 1500 Sawmill Road, Raleigh, N.C. 27615 or by going on line and contributing to the Alzheimer’s Association at http://www.alz.org.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.BrownWynne.com.
Roger Doyle Smith
MADISON – Roger Doyle Smith, 70, of 904 Parkway Avenue, passed Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at Hospice Home of Rockingham County.
The memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 23, 2013, at Colonial Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment will follow at 1 p.m., Sunday, February 24, 2013, in Mount Lebanon Primitive Baptist Church cemetery, Guess Road, Durham, with honors provided by the NC State Highway Patrol Honor Guard.
Roger was born June 14, 1942, in Durham County, to the late Will Lewis Smith and Nettie Irene Holloway Smith. He was a graduate of Northern High School (1960), a US Army veteran (1966-1968), a graduate of the Institute of Government – Highway Patrol Basic Training School (1970) and was stationed in Rockingham County (Madison) with the NC State Highway Patrol for 27 years until his retirement in 1997.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, James Smith, Robert Lee Smith and Brenda Marcelle Smith.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Mary Perry Smith; children, Kristina Smith Easter (Kelly), Perry Doyle Smith and Tabatha Jeanne Smith; siblings, Lewis Edward Smith (Joy), Minnie Josephine Lynn, Nancy Irene Williams, Gloria Dale Moorefield and Charles Lee Smith (Alice); grandchildren, Ashley Elizabeth Hawkins (Adam Snyder), Braylon Landon Taylor, Bre-Anna Holt Easter and Cassie Leigh Easter; great-granddaughter, Adalayna Peyton Easter; sister-in-law, Ann Durham; nieces and nephews, Brandy, Rita, Lisha, Donnie, Kim, Karen, Todd, Brian, Ricky, Barry and several aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.
The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m., Friday, at Colonial Funeral Home and all other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rockingham County, 2150 NC Highway 65, Reidsville, NC 27320 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 50, Memphis, TN 38105.
Colonial Funeral Home in Madison is serving the family.
Condolences may be offered at www.colonialfh.net.