Obituaries, April 5, 2014
Ed Williams Hall
DURHAM — Ed Williams Hall, 53, of 5220 Hallmark Drive, departed this life on Monday, March 31, 2014 at Duke Regional Hospital following his illness. He was born on June 28, 1960 to the late Lasister Hall and Ethel Faye James Cates. Ed was raised in South Durham and attended the Durham Public Schools. Ed was preceded in death by his father, Lassiter Hall, step-father, Billy Reeves Cates, two step-brothers, Terry Blake and Gary Blake, and mother, Ethel Faye James Hall Cates. Ed attended both Temple Baptist Church and Trinity Methodist Church when he was a child. Upon his return to Durham he became a member of Temple Baptist Church. He also attended Bethel Baptist Church in Chapel Hill during the last year of his life.
Ed is survived by his sons, Joshua Hall of Efland, Michael French, Stacey Reese, and James Reese of the home, Bruce Lacey of Clearwater, Florida; sister, Susan Elizabeth Cates Hindman, of Durham; uncle, George Newton of Durham; and several cousins.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers all donations be made to Temple Baptist Church, Ventures Building Fund, 4504 Sterling Drive, Durham, NC 27712.
Memorial service to be held at Temple Baptist Church, Durham, on Sunday, April 6, at 3:00. Family visitation to precede the service from 2 to 3.
Samuel Shannon Wiley, Jr.
DURHAM — Samuel Shannon Wiley, Jr., of Durham, North Carolina died Friday, March 21, 2014. He was born November 26, 1939 in Thomasville, North Carolina. The son of Isabelle Maitland Wiley and The Reverend Samuel S. Wiley, he grew up in the congregations of the Presbyterian churches in North Carolina and Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, where his father was minister.
Sam was retired after 39 years from the N.C. Department of Commerce Division of Employment Security and returned several times as an Employment Consultant. “Sam Wiley was a very gentle man who provided friendship and comfort to those around him. He had a great sense of humor and an impeccable work ethic. He was a dedicated public servant and will be greatly missed by his friends and coworkers,” said Debra Mascaro, a supervisor.
Sam was extremely close to the church, Westminster Presbyterian in Durham in particular, and considered the congregation there among his fondest friends. Using his gifts of kindness and compassion, he was trained as a Stephen Minister, listening and offering care to others. He drove the church bus as a part of Westminster’s ministry with the Interfaith Hospitality Network, also serving as an overnight host of homeless families.
Educated at The McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, he was a 1961 graduate of Davidson College and a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He served his country in the United States Navy, having been on the Enterprise VIII on its first trip around the world. He enjoyed going to the ship’s reunions.
Shan enjoyed the classes he took at Duke University at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and was particularly interested in history. He was a student of the Second World War in which his father served as a Navy Chaplain. He traveled in connection with these interests.
He was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Raleigh and while living and working in Rocky Mount was a member of and served as President of the Lion’s Club in which he participated in the eye donor program.
Shan, as his family called him, considered his friends at church and at work as family including John Mahoney and Doug Strader and his longtime family friend, Jane Graper. His family is grateful to these special people in his life.
He is survived by cousins, Rosalie Laughlin and her husband John Laughlin of Salisbury, Sherburne Laughlin and her husband Brad Shingleton of Bethesda, Md., John Chappell Laughlin and his wife Gail of Charlotte, and William Laughlin and his wife, Paula of Waxhaw.
A memorial service will be held Monday, April 7 at 2:00 PM at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3639 Old Chapel Hill Road, Durham, N.C. 27707. Memorials may be sent to Westminster Presbyterian Church if the donor so chooses.
Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home is assisting the Wiley family. Online condolences may be submitted to www.howertonbryan.com. Select Obituaries.
Marvin W. Dickey
BURLINGTON — Mr. Marvin W. Dickey, 71, of Burlington and formerly of Hillsborough, died at the Hospice Home on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 1:45 p.m.
A native of Orange County, he was the son of Joe Herley Dickey, Sr. and Betty Jean Wrenn Dickey, both deceased. He was a former maintenance supervisor at Cone Mills. Marvin was a member of the Exchange Club and loved to play golf.
Marvin was a sweet loving big-hearted man who is survived by two daughters, Kay Dickey and Melanie Dickey, both of Burlington; brother, Joe Dickey of Buckhannon, WV; two sisters, Judy Brown and husband Mike of Hickory and Sharon Burkhead and husband Grayling of Hillsborough; four nephews; three nieces; twelve great-nieces and -nephews; five great-great-nieces and -nephews; and a special friend, Cathy Ward of Haw River.
The family will receive friends at the Rich & Thompson Funeral Home and Crematory in Graham on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Condolences may be offered at www.richandthompson.com.
Marvin Thomas Sadler
CREEDMOOR — Marvin Thomas Sadler, 93, a longtime resident of Granville County, passed away Friday, April 4, 2014 at VA Hospital in Durham.
A native of Granville County, the son of the late Thomas Turner Sadler and Blanche Wagstaff Sadler. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, an army veteran, farmed for many years and worked at Waste Industries Convenient Site at Wilton.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church by Dr. Marc Tilley. Burial will be at Gray Rock Methodist Church Cemetery in Kittrell.
Surviving are a daughter, Ellen Sadler Averette of Creedmoor; two sons, Ralph Marvin Sadler (Lesa) and Paul Wayne Sadler(Candace), both of Creedmoor; four grandchildren, Mei Averette, Casey Averette, Elliott Averette, Brian Sadler; and two great-grandchildren, Liam Sadler, Jordan Averette; and a special sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Betty and Harold Puckett. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Woodlief Sadler; a sister, FarissAverette; two brothers, John L. Sadler, Grady L. Sadler; his son-in-law, David H. Averette; and special friend, Dorothy Adcock.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, P.O. Box 745, Creedmoor, NC 27522.
Visitation will be held Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 1:30-2:45PM prior to the service and at other times at the home of Ellen Averette.
Online condolences can be made to www.eakesfuneralhome.com. Select Obituaries. Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor is assisting the Sadler family.
Glenn Alfred Eason
RALEIGH — Glenn Alfred Eason, 83, of Springmoor Retirement Community in Raleigh died April 2. The son of the late Albert and Martha Eason, he was born Nov. 27, 1930, in Johnston County, North Carolina.
Eason and his wife Peggy lived in Durham for more than 40 years before moving to Raleigh in 2005. He owned his own structural engineering firm in Durham for many years and was a member of Watts Street Baptist Church.
Glenn Eason is survived by his wife of 57 years, Peggy Perry Eason of the home; daughter, Natalie Eason Hampton and husband Kyle of Raleigh; son, John Perry Eason and wife Barbara of Timberlake; granddaughters, Allison Hampton of Washington, D.C., and Caroline Hampton of Valle Crucis; grandson, John M. Eason, U.S. Marine Corps, Camp Lejeune; sister, Marlene Phillips and husband Harold of Victoria, TX; three nieces and their families.
A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at Springmoor Retirement Center, 1500 Sawmill Road, Raleigh, Monday, 11 a.m. A graveside service will be in at Selma Memorial Gardens, Selma, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The family will receive friends before the Sunday service at 1:30 p.m., Parrish Funeral Home, 1351 S. Pollock St., Selma.
Flowers are welcome, and memorials may be made to Springmoor Endowment Fund, 1500 Sawmill Road, Raleigh, NC 27615, and to Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC.