February 26, 2013

Feb. 26, 2013 @ 01:23 PM

Martin P. Dunn

DURHAM — Martin P. Dunn (1920-2013) died peacefully at Duke Hospital on Feb. 23 of natural causes. His life was full of great pleasures and sadnesses. He was a World War II Army veteran and was awarded five bronze medals on the Pacific Front. Following his discharge he attended art and interior design school in New Haven and worked as an interior designer in Providence, RI. He and his first wife, Mary Coyne had one son, Greg. The first Mary Dunn passed away when Greg was just 19. Martin met the 'second' Mary Dunn in the early 80's at a widow-widowers meeting in Middletown, CT. Both Martin and Mary had been widowed by cancer and loved and respected each other's first families and the common bonds of love for family, new friends, art and dancing as they forged a happy new life together in Fearrington Village and later at Durham Regents. Mary Johnston Dunn predeceased Martin in 2000.
Martin was also predeceased by his siblings, Francis, Louis, Charles, Agnes and Helen. He is survived by his son, Greg and wife, Ann. He was so proud of his four beloved grandchildren: Bryan, Brendan, Katelyn and Matthew. He is also survived by his four stepdaughters and husbands: Peggy and Van Quinn, Patty and Bob Hill, Juanita and Lawrence Fowler, and Jane and Herb Huth.  He was also the proud step-grandfather to: Nathaniel Quinn, Molly Quinn, Jennifer Dinopoulis, Becki Donovan, Tim Hill, John Fowler, Emily Fowler, John Huth, James Huth, and David Huth.
Martin was an active artist, great storyteller and a loyal friend. A man with a clever wit, Martin collected volumes of jokes to entertain friends and neighbors. He was truly a caring and fun-loving man who brought joy to his family, community and many friends at Durham Regents. He will be missed by all who knew him.
A memorial service will be held at the Durham Regents Retirement Community on Pickett Road, Thursday, February 28th at 2 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, contributions to Interfaith Council of Chapel Hill appreciated.

Pearl Greene Griffin
DURHAM — Mrs. Pearl Greene Griffin, 89, died Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at Hock Family Pavilion.
Graveside rites will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Beechwood Cemetery, Section G.
Mrs. Griffin is survived by her daughter, Sandra “LuLu” Greene; one grandson, Kevin Greene; five nieces; six nephews.
We want to thank the staff of Durham Regional Hospital and Hock Family Pavilion for the excellent care given to Mrs. Griffin.
Viewing, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at Fisher Funeral Parlor.

Eunice Webb Matthews
DURHAM - Funeral services for Mrs. Eunice Webb Matthews, 80, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Immanuel Temple Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2102 S. Alston Avenue. Family visitation, one hour prior to service.
Survivors include children, Lawrence Barbee (Glenda), David Earl Neal and Debra S. Bowser; 10 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; sisters, Lillie Camp, Dorothy Barbee and Helen Edwards; brother, Lundie Webb (Agnes).
Viewing, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Wednesday at Fisher Funeral Parlor.

Henry Alfred Richmond
DURHAM - Funeral services for Mr. Henry Alfred Richmond, 59, of Durham, will be conducted on Wednesday at 1 p.m. from the Morehead Avenue Baptist Church and the interment will follow in the Glennview Memorial Gardens. The family will meet with their friends from noon to 1 p.m.
Survivors are his mother, Ms. Arnette Cook; one brother, Mr. James Cook; four sisters, Ms. Carolyn Carter, Ms. Angela Cook, Mrs. Donna Turner and Mrs. Sarah Burns; with a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral care and arrangements are entrusted to Hanes Funeral Services.

Charles E. Southall
DURHAM — Mr. Charles E. Southall, 82, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Peak Resources. Mr. Southall was born and reared in West Virginia, to the late Rolly Southall and Cleora Kelly Southall. He moved to Durham in 1955. Mr. Southall served in the U.S. Marine Corp. during the Korean War and retired from Liggett & Myers. He was a man who could fix anything and was a devoted family man who loved his children, grandchildren and family. Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Ina Schoolcraft Southall; and brother, Loren Southall. 
Mr. Southall is survived by his son, Charles Southall Jr.; daughter, Lois Honeycutt (Joe); sister, Melda Fore; brother, James Southall; grandchildren, Joey Honeycutt (Michelle), Michael Honeycutt (Debra); and great-grandchildren, Ryan and Andrew Honeycutt.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home in Durham. A service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Clements Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jack Snyder officiating. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.
Flowers are acceptable or donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com. 

Harvey W. Carmack

CREEDMOOR — Mr. Harvey W. Carmack, 82, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Longleaf Neuro-Medical Center in Wilson.  Mr. Carmack was born in Durham Co. to the late Henry Carmack and Carrie Hinson Carmack. He was also preceded in death by his son, Thomas Carmack; four sisters; and four brothers.
Mr. Carmack is survived by his son, Harvey Lee Carmack; daughter, Cynthia Carmack; step-daughter, Nancy Adrien; former spouse, Ilene Oakley Carmack; and many nieces and nephews.
No visitation or services planned at this time.
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com. 

Paul A. Barker

CHAPEL HILL — Paul A. Barker died peacefully at his home in Chapel Hill on February 25 after a brief illness. He was 64. He is survived by his wife, Faye Barker of Chapel Hill; and daughters, Patience Miller (Rob) of Kenosha, WI and Anna Birck (Nick) of Ventura, CA; and grandchildren, Kiersten and Caden Miller and Miriam and Sammy Birck. Paul is survived by brothers and sisters: Ann Barker of Mebane, Ruth Brown (Norm) of Carver, MA, Ginger (Greg) Nichols of Wyoming, MI, William (Sue) Barker of Biddeford, ME, Rebecca (Dick) Camden of Saco, ME, Madeline (Chuck) Callahan of Falmouth, ME, Eleanor (Brian) Lee of Pompton Plains, NJ, Ted (Ann) Barker of Mebane, and Janice Barker of Palm Beach Garden, FL.
The family will receive friends at Walker's Funeral on Tuesday evening, February 26th from 6:30 to 8:30. A service honoring Paul's life will be held at Grace Church, 200 Sage Road, Chapel Hill, on Wednesday, February 27th at 11 a.m. with interment following in the Chapel Hill Memorial Park Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Grace Church missions fund.
Online condolences can be sent to the Barker family by visiting www.walkersfuneralservice.com.
Walker's Funeral Home is honored to serve the Barker family.

Helena Blacknell Council
CARRBORO — Funeral services for Ms. Helena Blacknell Council will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at Barbee’s Chapel Harvest Word Ministries Church. Family visitation 30 minutes prior to the service at the church.
Burial in Westwood Cemetery, Carrboro.
Service entrusted to Jones Funeral Home, Chapel Hill.

Marietta LeCompte Ray
HILLSBOROUGH — Mrs. Marietta LeCompte Ray, 89, died Friday, February 22, 2013. She was a native of Louisiana where she grew up in the bayous. She played semi-pro softball. 
During WWII she worked in the New Orleans shipyard as a welder. In 1946 she moved to N.C. and to Orange County in 1951 to farm.  She was a member of Chestnut Ridge United Methodist Church where she was very active in many church functions until her death. 
Surviving are three daughters: Andrea R. Lewis (Bob), Hillsborough, Susan R. Aiken (Don), Creedmoor, and Laura R. Pennington (Doug), Burlington; one son, Harvey Ray, Prospect Hill; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Harvey Ray; her parents, Estelle and Sidney LeCompte; her son, Danny; and her granddaughter, Jenny.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, March 1, in Chestnut Ridge UMC. Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Friday prior to the service. Donations may be made to Chestnut Ridge UMC, 3505 Chestnut Ridge Church Rd., Efland, NC 27243.

Andrew Pickens

MORRISVILLE — Andrew Pickens, 84, of Morrisville, died on Sunday, February 24, 2013. He was born in Anderson County, SC on February 28, 1928 to Travis and Emma Pickens.
Mr. Pickens was a beautiful man that served God through serving his fellow man. He took great care of all who ever had the pleasure to know him. It can be said that he was a fisher of men as he was a Pastor for many local churches, as well as others in South Carolina and Georgia.
Andrew is survived by his daughters, Elizabeth Ellington (Larry) of Apex, Andrea Young (Danny) of Raleigh, and Susan Harrod of Morrisville; eight grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Brown (Benny) and Alma Watkins; brother, Aubrey Pickens (Betty); sister-in-law, Elease Pickens; and many loving family and friends. He is predeceased by his wife, Sarah B. Pickens; and their granddaughter, Kimberly Harrod.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 3 p.m. at the Apex Funeral Home Chapel, 550 W. Williams St, Apex. Burial will then follow in Apex Cemetery, Apex. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Apex Funeral Home, 550 W. Williams St., Apex, and one hour prior to the service from 2 to 3 p.m. on Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church of your choice in Andrew Pickens Honor.
Online memorials at: www.apexfuneral.net