Obituaries, February 10, 2014
DURHAM — Funeral services for Christine Brown will be held Tuesday, January 11 at 1 p.m.at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 2420 S. Roxboro St., Durham, NC. The family visitation willbe held one hour prior to service.
She was employed at Kroger's as a cashier and retired from the Pharmacy Department atUNC Hospital.
Survivors: one son, Derrick Brown; a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
Arrangements entrusted to Fisher Funeral Parlor.
DURHAM — Odessa Brown passed on Tuesday, February 4, 2014. She is survived by herdaughter, Sandra B. Jones. Services will take place on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 atEmmanuel A.M.E. Church, 2018 Riddle Rd, Durham, NC 27713 at 1:30 p.m. The family willreceive visitors at 12:30. Services are entrusted to Scarborough and Hargett MemorialChapel and Gardens.
Janice Irene Van Dyke
DURHAM — Janice Irene Van Dyke of Durham died Saturday morning, February 8, 2014 at herhome. She was born in Mason City, IA on July 26, 1939 to the late Frederick A. and IreneDowns Van Dyke.
Janice moved to Durham in 1967 and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UNC Chapel Hill in 1971and later from UNC Law School in 1974. After graduation she practiced law in Durham andthen moved to the S. Bronx in 1981 where she served as a public defender until 1986.Janice returned to Durham and opened her own practice until her retirement in 2013.
Janice was very involved with the Eno River Association and in her spare time enjoyedplaying bridge with her bridge friends. She also enjoyed gardening and spending timewith her two dogs, Gracie and Emma.
Janice is survived by three loving daughters: Becky Khatambakhsh and husband, Shahab, ofDurham, NC; Catherine Blum and husband, John, of Charlotte, NC; and Rachel Willis andhusband, Carl, of Durham, NC; seven grandchildren, Laura Khatambakhsh; Nicholas,Jennifer and Michael Blum; and Alexandria, Daniel and Bryson Willis.
Funeral services will be held 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, February, 11, 2014, at Pleasant GreenUnited Methodist Church followed by burial in the church cemetery.
Friends may visit one hour prior to the service in the church fellowship hall from11:00-12:00 p.m. A reception in the fellowship hall will follow the service and burial.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Janice's memory may be made to The NatureConservancy, 4245 North Fairfax Dr., Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203-1606; www.nature.org
Arrangements for the Van Dyke family are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service inDurham. On-line memorials: www.hallwynne.com. Select obituaries.
Trudie Louise Webb
DURHAM — Funeral service for Mrs. Trudie Louise Webb will be conducted on Tuesday at1:00 p.m from the United for Christ Church. Interment will follow at Glennview MemorialGardens. The Family will meet one hour before the funeral service. Survivors are 4 Sons:Mr.Willie Carr, Mr. Kenneth Carr, Mr. Ricky Carr, Mr. Steve Webb; a daughter:Ms.Stephanie Webb; 3 brothers: Mr. Daniel Carr, Mr. Michael Carr, Mr. Arthur Carr; 3sisters: Ms. Lessie Carr, Ophelia Carr, Ms. Tracy Carr; 12 grandchildren & a host ofother loving relatives & friends.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Hanes Funeral Service.
Mary (Peggy) Gray Reinitz
OXFORD — Mrs. Mary (Peggy) Gray Reinitz, age 83, resident of Oxford, NC died February 8,2014 following a brief illness.
A celebration of life service will be held at Oxford Baptist Church at 2:00 PM, Tuesday,February 11, 2014 by Rev. Robert Garrett and Rev. Chris Aho. Visitation will immediatelyfollow in the Church Family Center. A private interment will be held at a later time.
Peggy was born in Oxford, NC on February 21, 1930., the daughter of the late Harper C.and Clyde H. Jones. She is survived by three children: sons Ross and Michael Gray ofOxford, NC, and daughter Gale Gray Carter of Rolesville, NC., a stepdaughter MargaretReinitz of Apex and stepson Harry Reinitz, Jr. of New Bern.
Also surviving are a sister Carolyn Sutton of Round Rock, Texas and six grandchildren:Michelle Campbell, Jeremy Gray, Jessica Gray, Jacobi Carter, Creighton Carter, QuincyCarter: grand step daughter, Sarah Myers and great grandchildren, Maci Gray and HaleighCampbell, Hunter Campbell and Brooklyn Campbell. She was predeceased by husbands R. ParkGray and Harry W. Reinitz; brothers, Dan C. Jones and J. Milton Pruitt.
Peggy was an active member of Oxford Baptist Church where she served as a deacon, SundaySchool Teacher, Adult Choir member and in various capacities of Women's MissionaryUnion. She was also a member of the Saturday Book Club and a long-time volunteer forMeals on Wheels.
A graduate of Oxford High School, Peggy attended Mars Hill Junior College andsubsequently was employed by the State Board of Education, Richmond, Virginia and laterby the Granville County School System.She also served two terms on the Board ofDirectors of the North Carolina Baptist Foundation.
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home. Omission of flowers is requested.
Memorials may be made to the Music Ministry of Oxford Baptist Church, PO Box 398 ,Oxford, NC 27565.
Online condolences can be made to www.eakesfuneralhome.com . Select obits.
Ann Douglas Compton
HILLSBOROUGH — Ann Douglas Compton, age 77, was born to Frank and Lois Douglas on May26, 1936 in Hillsborough, NC.
She accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior of her life years ago. Ann loved the Lord andserved Him faithfully. She went to join him in Heaven on February 8th, 2014. At the timeof her peaceful, victorious departure, Ann was at home with her daughter, Kelly andson-in-law Will, whom she fondly referred to as her “son” and “The Caretaker.” Herinspiration for knowing Jesus Christ originated from her mother, Lois Douglas. Ann lovedeveryone and shared the Good News of Jesus with everyone she could. Her passionateprayer was that all know Jesus and get saved. She was devoted to her family, was awonderful, loving mother to Kelly, a leader, organizer, and manager, who exuded muchwisdom. She knew from God’s word that life on this earth is like a vapor, here today andgone tomorrow, but life in Heaven is forever. Ann was a prayer warrior, of whom Godhealed physically many times. Now her body has received the greatest healing from allsuffering and pain. Ann loved sending cards and calling people letting them know theywere special. She was a long-time member of Faith Christian Fellowship Church of God ofProphecy in Hillsborough, NC. Ann loved her pastor Ronnie Bradford and wife, Peggy. Shewas devoted to her church and church family.
Ann enjoyed being with family and friends, receiving cards, phone calls, and visits. Shefound pleasure making flower arrangements for her church and for family gravesites.Knitting was also something she enjoyed. She was known for her knitted dish cloths andafghans, and recently had made some beautiful scarves and hats. Ann didn’t let multiplehealth issues get her down. She was a courageous, motivated and hardworking individual,a doer not a sitter. Her philosophy was, “If you’re going to do something, do it rightor not at all.” She enjoyed eating at her two favorite restaurants, Mayflower and C&HCafeteria, both in Durham.
Ann graduated from Hillsboro High School and Mercy School of Nursing in Charlotte, NC.During her extensive nursing career, she worked at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro,the VA Medical Center – Hemo-dialysis unit in Durham, was Director of Nursing atHillhaven Rose Manor in Durham, Director of Nursing at Lakeview Manor in Chapel Hill,was an Occupational Health RN at Glaxo-Wellcome in RTP, and retired from Liggett andMyers as an Occupational Health Nurse.
Surviving include Ann’s daughter, Kelly Gunter and Son-in-law Will of the home; sister,Marie Heffner of Graham, NC; two brothers: Bill Douglas of Gilbert, AZ, and George(Phyllis) Douglas of Virginia Beach, VA; adopted sister Joyce (Jerry) Stophel of PalmHarbor, FL; nieces Camille (Eddie) Thomas, Christine Pipkin, Lynn Douglas, Cindy (Tony)Romero, and Jerry (Brenda) Douglas, special cousins Patsy Coggins and Ginger (Ed) Smith.She is also survived by great and great-great nieces and nephews.
Ann is predeceased by husband, Harry Compton, her parents, Frank and Lois Douglas,sister, Catherine (John) Cates, bother-in-law Clayton Heffner, sister-in-law ConnieDouglas, niece Susan Myers, and cousins Bobby Coggins and Doris Douglas.
The family is being assisted by Walker’s Funeral Home in Hillsborough, NC. A memorialservice will be held Thursday, February 13th at 7 PM in Walker’s Funeral Chapel,Reverends Ronnie Bradford and M.E. Cox officiating. The family will receive friendspreceding the memorial service in the funeral home from 5:00-6:45 PM PM. Interment willbe at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Durham, NC., at 11 AM Friday.
The family wishes to thank those faithful physicians, nurses, and staff of DukeUniversity Health System, along with Palliative Care of Wake County, Duke Home Care, andLincare. Special thanks to Drs. Daniel Ostrovsky, Rebecca Sadun, Kanecia Zimmerman,Christy Boling, Richard Becker, Christopher Granger, Adela Cardones, Leonor Corsino,Lisa Criscione-Shriver, Jamie Todd, Jennifer Garst, and Stephen Marsh; FNPs MichelleCerra, Allison Dimsdale, and Tish Barbaro; RN Phillip Stone, and Daryl Johnson.
Virginia Johnson Lunsford
TIMBERLAKE — Virginia Johnson Lunsford, age 79, of Timberlake, NC passed away peacefullyThursday night, February 6, 2014 at Person Memorial Hospital with her family by her sideafter a courageous battle with cancer.
Mrs. Lunsford was a native of Chatham County, NC, daughter of the late Ralph Leslie &Cass Fox Johnson and wife of 15 years to Cheatham Donald Lunsford who survives. Afterretirement from Roxboro Manufacturing she helped her son with catering and prep work atThe Homestead Steakhouse. She loved her family and especially her great-granddaughter,Charleigh Burke, and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. Her hobbies included heryard and working in her flowers.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Randy L. Cash & wife, Debby ofTimberlake, NC, James W. Oliver, Jr. of Roxboro, NC, two step-daughters, Donna RayAtkins & husband, John of Cocoa, FL, Wanda Faucette of Timberlake, NC, brother, JoeLeslie Johnson of Roxboro, granddaughter, Calyn Cash Burke & husband, Charles,great-granddaughter, Charleigh Catherine Burke and great grandson, Casen Cash EdmundBurke.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Lunsford is preceded in death by a sister, HildaJohnson Chambers, granddaughter, Catherine Christy “Cassie” Cash and a step-daughter,Deborah Lunsford Ellis.
A celebration of life and homegoing service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Monday,February 10, 2014 at Antioch Baptist Church by the Dr. M. David Chambers. A visitationand meal will be from 5:00 till 7:00 p.m. prior to the service in the church fellowshiphall. The public may visit and view Mrs. Lunsford after 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 10 atthe church. The family will receive friends other times at the home of Randy & DebbyCash, 155 Frank Timberlake Road, Timberlake, NC. A private interment at BurchwoodCemetery will be held at a later date.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Bryant, Andy Chambers, Rick Chambers, Eddie Eubanks, RickFoushee, Paul Hair, Pete Horne, Bryan Moore, Bo Smith and Jeff Taylor. Employees of TheHomestead Steakhouse and The Roxboro Homestead Florist will serve as honorarypallbearers.
Flowers are acceptable or memorial gifts may be made to the Antioch Baptist ChurchPrayer Shawl Ministry, P.O. Box 185, Timberlake, NC 27583.
Arrangements are by both Strickland Funeral Home, 1314 North Main Street, Roxboro, NC27573 and Brooks & White Funeral Home, 907 Durham Road, Roxboro, NC 27573. Onlinecondolences may be made at stricklandfhroxboro.com or brooksandwhite.com.
Louise Webster Clemmer
RALEIGH — Louise Webster Clemmer, daughter of the late Frank Webster and Katherine Tate Webster, died Saturday, February 8th. She was born February 7, 1926 in Kings Mountain, NC. She graduated from Gastonia High School and Queens Business School. Louise was married 63 years to the late Edgar Flournoy Clemmer of Dallas, NC. They made their home in Raleigh, where they were founding members of Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church.
Louise was preceded in death by her brothers, James, Victor, Leroy, Charles and Daniel Webster; and sister, Ruby Bridges.
She is survived by her daughter, Ann-Louise Aguiar and her husband Newman Aguiar; daughter, Pat Clemmer Collins; grandchildren, Brian Peters, Katherine Tate Moody, and Edgar Joshua James Aguiar; and great-granddaughter, Abigail Tate Moody.
A visitation will be held Monday, February 10, 2014 from 7-8:30pm at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 300 Saint Mary’s St. Raleigh.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 1:30 pm at Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church, 4921 Six Forks Rd. Raleigh. The family will receive friends and family following the service in the church parlor. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church, or to the charity of one’s choice.