Obituaries, June 16, 2014

Jun. 15, 2014 @ 05:24 PM


Ava Lorraine Maness Holder
DURHAM — Mrs. Ava Lorraine Maness Holder, 81, of Durham passed away on Saturday, June 14, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Jesse I. Maness and Ethel Frances Moore Maness. Mrs. Holder was a member of Olive Branch Baptist Church and also taught Sunday School Class. She was a graduate of Oak Grove High School. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Holder loved her Lord Jesus Christ and her church family. She was an avid gardener and excellent cook. She was preceded in death by her husbands, George William Pendergrast, James Edgar Holder, one daughter, Debra Lorraine Sellars, three sisters and eight brothers.
She is survived by three sons, Terry Pendergrast wife Libby from Hillsborough; David Joseph Pendergrast wife Jane from Chapel Hill; Doug Holder wife Norma from Durham; three daughters, Joyce Thomas husband James from Marshville; Betty Hicks husband Raymond from Oxford; Vicky Lee husband Tony, Sr. from Raleigh; one sister, Patricia Sue Osborne from Fayetteville; 17 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Olive Branch Baptist Church. Rev. Tim Wheeler and Rev. Johnny Hewett will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Olive Branch Baptist Church and other times at the home. Flowers accepted or donations can be made to Olive Branch Baptist Church, 123 Olive Branch Rd., Durham, NC 27703. Online condolences can be made at

Shirley G. Parker
DURHAM — Shirley G. Parker, 62, of 1002 Springdale Drive of Durham, NC passed peacefully on Friday, June 13, 2014 at Duke Hospital after a brief illness. Funeral Arrangements are being handled by Fisher Funeral Parlor. Services will be held at Mt. Calvary United Church of Christ on Tuesday, June 16th. Visitation will befrom 12-1pm, Funeral to follow at 1pm.

Mary Perry Rogers
DURHAM — Mrs. Mary Perry Rogers, age 67, passed on Friday, June 13, 2014 at Duke Hospice Center. She is survived by her son Rejinald Rogers, daughter Laswanda Rogers (William), brothers Dewitt, William, Steve and Dewey Perry, sisters Catherine Danzy, Louise Perry, Sarah Jacobs, Deborah Clifton and three grandchildren.
Services will take place on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 1:00pm at Mt. Zoar Missionary Baptist Church, 2400 Cheek Road, Durham, NC. A visitation with friends will be held one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements are by Scarborough and Hargett Funeral Home, Inc.

Numa G. Womble

CHAPEL HILL — Mr. Numa G. Womble, 85, went home to be with the Lord on June 14, 2014 while at his home. A life long resident of Chapel Hill, NC, he was retired from OWASA as well as a full-time farmer. A member of Damascus Congregational Christian Church, he is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Madeline S. Womble and children Warren and Lynda Womble of Chapel Hill, Tyree and Pat Harding of Blowing Rock, and John and Tonya Scott of Sanford. Brother Essell R. Womble and sisters Irene Stevens and Brenda Kirby. He was also blessed by 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 2:PM at Damascus Congregational Christian Church located at 522 Damascus Church Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, with visitation at the church Tuesday prior to the funeral service from 1:PM until 2:PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Damascus Congregational Christian Church, 522 Damascus Church Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516