January 25, 2013

Jan. 25, 2013 @ 10:40 AM


DURHAM
James "Jimmy" T. Goins
DURHAM - James "Jimmy" T. Goins departed this life on January 22, 2013. He is preceded in death by his parents, David Albion and Clara Cole Goins; one brother, Clifton Elwood Goins; two grandsons, Ramajay Goins and Randy Goins Jr.; and three brothers-in-law, Peter Moore, James Lee, and Conwell Jackson. He is survived by his daughter, Kathy Goins of the home; two sons, Randy Goins of Durham and Eric Goins of Durham; six grandchildren; three godchildren; one sister, Almeta "Toni" Jordan (Sam) of Durham; two brothers, Paul Vester Goins of Sanford and David Albion Goins (Sarah) of West End; three sisters-in-law, Delores Carter of Hartford, Conn., Agnes Moore of Enfield, Conn., Theresa Blue (Josiah) of Fayetteville; two brothers-in-law, James Carver Lee (Maria) of Washington, D.C., and Kenneth Jackson (Mary Frances) of Temple Hills, Maryland. Services will be held at Peace Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 1 p.m. Public viewing today, 1-7 p.m. Services are entrusted to Fisher Funeral Parlor.


Naomi Victoria Goins
DURHAM - Naomi Victoria Goins departed this life on January 24, 2013. She is preceded in death by her parents, James Haywood and Victoria Jackson; one sister, Hattie Lee (James); one brother, Conwell Jackson (Ethel); two grandsons, Ramajay Goins and Randy Goins Jr.; and two brothers-in-law, Peter Moore and James Lee. She is survived by her daughter, Kathy Goins of the home; two sons, Randy Goins of Durham and Eric Goins of Durham; six grandchildren; three godchildren; three sisters, Delores Carter of Hartford, Conn., Agnes Moore of Enfield, Conn., Theresa Blue (Josiah) of Fayetteville; two brothers, James Carver Lee (Maria) of Washington, D.C., and Kenneth Jackson (Mary Frances) of Temple Hills, Maryland; one sister-in-law, Almeta "Toni" Jordan (Sam) of Durham; and two brothers-in-law, Paul Vester Goins of Sanford and David Albion Goins (Sarah) of West End. Services will be held at Peace Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 1 p.m. Public viewing today, 1-7 p.m. Services are entrusted to Fisher Funeral Parlor.

Kent Douglas Hayes
DURHAM - Mr. Kent Douglas Hayes was born March 17, 1951 in Durham. He passed away Monday, January 21, 2013.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2013, 1 p.m. at Seed Time & Harvest Church 804 Berwyn Ave. The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the church and, at other times, at his home, 2512 Mahala Dr., Durham.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Jane Oluoch Hayes; two sons, Robie Hayes (Dayna) and Kent Hayes Jr. (Jennifer); one daughter, Jeannett Hernandez (Mario); two brothers, Robert Hedgepeth (Joyce) and Donald Hayes; one sister, Olympia Hayes; twelve grandchildren; and one great grandchild.


Bertha Sue Chandler Jacobs
DURHAM — Bertha Sue Jacobs, 72, passed away in Frisco Texas, Saturday, December 29, 2012 after her long battle with lung cancer.
Mrs. Jacobs was born in Roxboro and a long time resident of Durham, the daughter of the late Felix Elmore Chandler Sr. and Minnie Gates Chandler. Mrs. Jacobs was preceded in death by her husband, Isaac E. Jacobs Jr.; and her brother, Felix E. Chandler Jr.
Mrs. Jacobs is survived by her sons, Dennis Ray Wheeler and wife, Julie of Glen Rose, Texas and Douglas Scott Wheeler and wife, Patricia of Frisco, Texas; her grandchildren, Janna Dobbs, Dawn Keesee, Phillip Wheeler, Amber Simpson and Aaron Wheeler; and eight great grandchildren; her sisters, Zelia A. Bradshaw and Scarlette C. Glasgow; her brothers, Michael B. Chandler and Tony K. Chandler.
Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society in her memory.

Perry Robert King
Durham - Perry Robert King, 72, passed away Wednesday at Durham Regional Hospital. He was born in Durham to the late John Franklin King and the late Annie Gladys James King. He was also preceded in death by his son, Perry Todd King. Mr. King worked as a pipe fitter at American Tobacco for 30 years.
Perry is survived by wife, Juanita Wicker King; daughters, Robbin (John) Edwards, Jackie (Fred) Paschall; sister, Linda (Jim) Poole; grandchildren, Melissa Hancock, John T. Edwards III, Courtney Edwards and great grandchild, Jayde Edwards.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, at Clements Funeral Chapel with Pastor Earl Echols and Rev. Ed Priestaf officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 8300 Health Park, Suite 10, Raleigh 27615.
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.


Perry Todd King
Durham - Perry Todd King, 51, passed away Monday. He was born in Durham to the late Perry Robert King. Todd worked as a contractor in construction at Kearn and Pipkin.
Mr. King is survived by mother, Juanita Wicker King; sisters, Robbin (John) Edwards, Jackie (Fred) Paschall; nieces, Courtney Edwards, Melissa Hancock and nephew, John Thomas Edwards III.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, at Clements Funeral Chapel with Pastor Earl Echols and Rev. Ed Priestaf officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Durham Rescue Mission, 507 E Knox St, Durham 27701.
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.

Louis Exam Lee
DURHAM - Mr. Louis Exam Lee, 89, formerly of 1929 Faucette Ave., died on Wednesday, January 23, 2013.
Mr. Lee was born in Knightdale to the late Jim and Lillie Rhodes Lee. He retired after 38 years with Epes Transport. He attended the Salvation Army Church for many years before becoming a member of Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Carter Lee; one son, Scott Lee; son-in-law, Ronnie Benfield; brothers, Paul Lee, Willard Lee, Haywood Lee and three sisters, Bessie Horton, Lila Hicks and Kiva Horton.
He is survived by sons, Danny Lee and Jimmie Lee, both of Durham; daughters, Nancy Parrish (David) of St. Augustine, Fla., Cindy Needham (Len) of Bahama, Debbie Pilkerton (Joe) of Stem, Susan Pangle (Dallas) of Glen Burnie, Md., Connie Lee of Durham and Linda Benfield of Cedar Grove; one sister, Norma Denning of Clayton; 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Hudson Funeral Home, followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. in the chapel. Rev. Paul Menard and Pastor Grace Hackney will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Shane Barbour, Shawn Murphy, Brandon Lee, Cody Lee, Blake Parrish and Dallas Pangle.
The family will also receive friends at the home of Len and Cindy Needham, 5800 Brickhouse Road in Bahama. Flowers are acceptable, or donations can be made to the Hock Family Pavilion, 4023 N. Roxboro Rd, Durham 27704. A special thank you to Lorraine Oakley for her kind compassionate care of Daddy. Online condolences can be made at www.hudsonfuneralhome.com.


James Edward Moore
DURHAM - James Edward Moore, 56, departed his life on January 20, 2013.
He leaves behind his wife, Raymonda Moore; three sons, one daughter, three special daughters, 32 grandchildren, one great grandchild, six sisters and two brothers.
They welcome viewers of Mr. Moore at Holloway Memorial Funeral Home on Saturday at 11 a.m., and funeral service at 12 noon in the funeral home chapel.

Mary Frances Purvis Pierce
May 11, 1918 - January 22, 2013
DURHAM — Mary Pierce, beloved mother of Idell Pierce and Avis Imani Rivera, died peacefully in her home on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. 
Mrs. Pierce was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Rachel Purvis; three brothers, Robert, Charles and Nathaniel; two sisters, Betty and Minnie; and her husband, Willard L. Pierce. 
Born in Scotland Neck, NC, Mrs. Pierce sought higher education first at Palmer Institute in Sedalia, NC and then graduated as a Registered Nurse from L. Richardson Hospital in Greensboro. She always commented proudly that her education was a “family matter” since all her family contributed to her success. Following her marriage to Willard Pierce in 1941, she continued her career in nursing, combining her desire to serve with a boundless energy for working with youngsters. Generous with her time, skills and resources throughout her life, Mary Pierce was widely known in Duplin County where she worked with community and church organizations and held numerous offices. After failing health curtailed some of her activities, Mrs. Pierce settled into a quiet life of oil painting and writing poetry. Mrs. Pierce’s neighbors and church family were faithful in helping her maintain her independence. Later, she moved to Durham; there she participated in the Durham Council for Senior Life Day Program where she found much personal fulfillment and fellowship. 
Mary Pierce is survived by her daughters; her brother, Joseph and his wife, Christine, of Norfolk, Va.; sister, Mamie Moore of Portsmith, Va.; and many nieces and nephews. She felt a special kinship to the three nieces for whom she is namesake. Her most  treasured legacy, however, are the loving bonds she established with the many children she worked with from her kindergarten, church choir, Girl Scouts and Sunday School classes- all of whom she called “My Children.”
The family will receive visitors at Rose Hill Funeral Home, 472 Wells Town Road, Rose Hill, at 1:30 and the funeral will be held at First Baptist Church, Rose Hill, at 2:30 Saturday, January 25, 2013.


Charles Everett Sandefur Sr.
DURHAM - Mr. Charles Everett Sandefur Sr., 85, passed away Wednesday evening at Durham Regional Hospital. Mr. Sandefur was born in Macon, Ga. to the late Thomas Otis Sandefur and the late Laurie Wooten Sandefur. Charles was a design engineer for Sperry. He also served in the US Navy. 
Charles is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Sandefur; son, Chuck Sandefur Jr.; daughter, Laura Welgos and husband, Stephen; and grandchildren, Liza Smith, Gwen Welgos, Miranda Welgos, Chase Sandefur and Troy Sandefur. 
A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Glendale Heights United Methodist Church with Pastor Adam Brinkley officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 – 1:45 p.m. at Glendale Heights UMC. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Duke HomeCare & Hospice at 4321 Medical Park Dr., Suite 101, Durham 27704 or Glendale Heights United Methodist Church at 908 Leon St., Durham 27704.
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences can be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.

Elder Edward Nathaniel Washington
Durham - Edward N. Washington, 61, of Durham, departed this life on January 18, 2013 at Durham Regional Hospital.
Edward is survived by his wife, Rita Winstead-Washington of the home; three daughters, Monique Washington, Greensboro, Moncia McCullen, Charlotte, Sheree Winstead-McKay (Kim), Durham; one son, Berkley Winstead (Tashika) from Oxford; two brothers, George Washington Jr. and Lester Washington, both of Durham; 16 grandchildren; three aunts, Ann Davis and Martha Capers of Darlington, S.C., Dorothy Covington of Durham; two uncles, J.C. Washington of Darlington, S.C. and John Smith of Dorchester, Massachusetts; two special cousins, JoAnn Websy, Lakewood, N.J. and Nina Gordon of Darlington, S.C.; and a host of cousins, and friends.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Bell-Yeager Free Will Baptist Church, 128 E. Cornwallis Road, Durham. Viewing will commence at 12 p.m. and service at 1 p.m. Arrangements by Scarborough & Hargett Funeral Home.


Sidney Floyd Wester
DURHAM — Sidney Floyd Wester, 67, of Durham died on Monday, January 7, 2013. He was the son of the late Walter Floyd Wester. He was a member of Horton Road Freewill Baptist Church. Mr. Wester served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Greenwich Bay AVP41. He was also an electrician for Bryant Durham Electric.
He is survived by his mother, Juanita Wester of Clayton; one daughter, Mary Arnett (Jon) of Norman, Okla.; one sister, Linda Wester of Clayton; and two grandchildren, Shannon and Natalie Arnett; cousin, Roy Lee Wester (Joan) of Odenville, Okla.; and special friends, Ike and Barbara Heller.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home with a memorial service at 7 p.m. Burial will be on Monday, January 28, 2013 at 1 p.m. in the Salisbury National Cemetery.
The family will be assisted by Hudson Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, send memorials to: Duke Hospice, 4321 Medical Park Drive, Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704. Online condolences can be made at www.hudsonfuneralhome.com.

ALAMANCE
Steven Buntin
MEBANE — On January 1, 2013, Steven Buntin, known to many in our community as "the Man in the Blue Van" died while under care in a treatment facility in Greensboro. An injury he sustained in a car accident in December and several ongoing challenges to his health proved too much for him.
Steve lived in his van and chose for it to be his home, a place where he challenged our community to live out our calling to regard one another as sister and brother, even when it is difficult. In the hopes that someone from his family may read this, we, the community surrounding him in the Mebane area wish to convey our condolences.
For anyone who wishes to attend, there will be a memorial service for Steve on Saturday, January 26th, at 2 p.m. at Hawfields Presbyterian Church, 2115 South NC Highway 119, Mebane.


GRANVILLE
Ida Mae Noblin
OXFORD — Ida Mae Noblin, age 92 of Oxford, died Wednesday, January 23, 2013. A native of Granville County, she was the daughter of the late Robert M. and Martha Maude Breedlove Noblin. Miss Noblin was a member of Stovall Baptist Church where she served as financial secretary for many years, a member of Delrayno Baptist Church and a retired employee of Roses Store.
Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home by the Reverend DL Page. Burial will follow at Stovall Baptist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m., prior to the service at the funeral home.
Surviving are one brother, Dan Noblin (Marilyn) of Oxford; nieces, Paulette Noblin of Raleigh, Peggy Hart of Oxford, Donna West of McKenney, Va.; nephews, Paul Noblin Jr. of Archer’s Lodge, Dan Noblin Jr. of Zebulon, David Strickland Jr. of Oxford; and a number of great nieces and nephews. Miss Noblin is preceded in death by brothers, Robert Noblin Jr., Paul H. Noblin; sisters, Josphine Huff and Christine Strickland.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Delrayno Baptist Church, 1315 College Street, Oxford, NC 27565. 
The family wishes to thank the staff of Universal Health Care for the support and care for the last nine years.
The Noblin family is being assisted by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home. For online condolences, go to www.hallwynne.com and select obituaries.

James Herman Watkins
1927-2013
OXFORD - James Herman Watkins, age 85, passed away in Durham on January 23, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Watkins lived on the family farm five miles south of Oxford in Providence. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Nellie Gray Currin Watkins, who passed away in 2000.
Herman and Nell Watkins are survived by two children, a son, James Herman Watkins Jr. Wanda) of Durham; and a daughter, Mary Nell Watkins Darden (Jim), of Clinton. Mr. Watkins' grandchildren are Alison Watkins, Ashley Briggs (Chris), Jeffrey Darden (Katie) and Jay Darden (Paula); six great grandchildren and many special nieces and nephews.
James Herman Watkins was born to George Washington Watkins and Isobel Bradsher Watkins on Belltown Road in rural Granville County. He had three brothers and three sisters. r. Watkins was preceded in death by his brother William (Bill) Watkins of Oxford and George Watkins Jr. of Jacksonville, Florida. He was preceded in death by sisters, Louise Watkins Perry of Oxford, and Frances Watkins Hedgecock of Columbia, South Carolina. Mr. Watkins is survived by a brother, Harry Leslie Watkins and wife, Geraldine Dixon, of Oxford; a sister, Elizabeth Watkins Neer (Charles) of Staunton, Virginia.
Services for Mr. Watkins will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2013, at Gentry Newell Vaughn Funeral Home on College Street in Oxford. Burial will follow at the Averett-Overton Cemetery on Shock Overton Road in Providence. Visitation will be held tonight from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home in Oxford.
The Watkins family is being assisted by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home. For online condolences, go to www.hallwynne.com and select obituaries.


ORANGE
Raymond Eldridge Pendergrass
CARRBORO — Mr. Raymond Eldridge Pendergrass of Carrboro, age 79, passed away at Duke Hospital, January 22.
He was born to James Atlas Pendergrass and Bessie Horne Pendergrass on December 9, 1933. He was a graduate of Chapel Hill High School and served in the Army during the Korean War.
Raymond retired from BCBS after 27 years of service. He had previously worked for the city of Carrboro, Chapel Hill Police Department and The Copy Shop of Glen Lennox. During his career in printing, he served as the President of the In plant Printing Managers Association. Raymond also was a member of the American Legion Post in Chapel Hill and was a faithful member of Carrboro United Methodist Church in Carrboro.
Raymond was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Jean Lewis Pendergrass, and is survived by his three children, Timothy Ray Pendergrass and wife, Gina of Riverview Fla., David Kent Pendergrass and wife, Carol of Wilmington, Jeana Pendergrass Walton of Creedmoor; and nine grandchildren, Kyle and wife, Jessica, Chris and wife, Kim, Kent, Maggie, Zack, Jamie, and Amanda; brother, Jack and wife, Rose Pendergrass of Durham; sister-in-law, Mattie Pendergrass, wife of his brother, Alfred Pendergrass of Durham; several nieces, nephews, and close friends.
His service will be held at Carrboro United Methodist Church in Carrboro on Saturday, January 26th at 11 a.m., with a brief graveside service to follow. The family will be receiving visitors prior to the service starting at 10 a.m. until shortly before the service. After the graveside service the family invites all to gather for a time of refreshments and a celebration of Raymond’s life in the church fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Raymond’s name to, Carrboro United Methodist Church, 200 Hillsborough Road, Carrboro NC 27510.