March 4, 2013

Mar. 03, 2013 @ 05:04 PM

Matthew “Manley” Johnson
DURHAM - Mr. Matthew “Manley” Johnson, 89, of Durham, died on Saturday, March 2, 2013.
Mr. Johnson was born in Wake County, to the late Matthew Atkins Johnson and Rosa Lucas Johnson. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Liggett &Myers Tobacco Company. After retirement, he worked for Hudson Funeral Home for 18 years. Manley had been a member of Angier Avenue Baptist Church since 1957. He served as a Deacon, Trustee, Scout Leader and Sunday School Teacher. He enjoyed reading the Bible, playing checkers, horseshoes and working in his garden. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Roberta Hall, Anna Mayes and Beulah Wilkins.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Fannie George Johnson; two daughters, Teresa Paulette Woody and husband, Cary, of Durham and Judy Johnson Wooden and husband, Sunny, of Durham; two sisters, Eva McLean and Rosa Meredith both of Durham; grandchildren, Justin Kelly, Tyler Wooden (fiancé, Stacey Frank), Andrew Wooden; and step-granddaughter, Whitney Woody.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Angier Avenue Baptist Church. Rev. James Baggett and Rev. Kevin Byers will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Justin Kelly, Tyler Wooden, Andrew Wooden, Sunny Wooden, Cary Woody and Matthew “Matt” Meredith. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Hudson Funeral Home, employees of Hall-Wynne Funeral Home, Howerton Bryan Funeral Home and the Angier Ave. Baptist Church Cabin Class.
The family will receive friends on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home and other times at the home. Flowers are acceptable, or donations can be made to Angier Avenue Baptist Church, 2101 Angier Ave. Durham, NC 27703 or the Hospice at Meadowlands, 1101 Corporate Drive, Hillsborough, NC 27278. Online condolences can be made at

Richard Cornelious “R.C.” Mixon
DURHAM — Mr. Richard Cornelious “R.C.” Mixon, 87, of   Durham, died on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
Mr. Mixon was born in Toombs County, Ga., to the late George Wiley Mixon and Lillie Rachel Mixon. He served in the U.S. Army and was a retired self-employed plumber. He was preceded in death by his siblings, L.K. Mixon, Mary Lou Mixon Dowd, Bo Mixon, Medford Mixon, Leo Mixon Malone, Roberta Mixon Urbanski, Thadys T. Mixon and Evelyn Mixon Bryant.
He is survived by his wife, Rosemary Ann Cox Mixon; one son, Richard E. Mixon of Knoxville, Tenn.; one brother, Jack Edward Mixon and wife, Bernice, of Atlanta, Ga.; one sister, Hazel Exley and husband, Charles, of Savannah Ga.; two grandchildren, Devin and Jarred Mixon; and a niece, Jeanette Kight Hill.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m.  Hudson Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. J. B. Ellis. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home. Flowers are acceptable. Online condolences can be made at