March 11, 2013
Carl Morgan Dezern
DURHAM — Carl Morgan Dezern, age 89, died Friday, March 8, at the Hock Family Pavilion. Born in Durham County on July 7, 1923, Carl was the son of the late John and Mamie Hicks Dezern. Carl proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and later worked as the golf pro at Willowhaven Country Club for 25 years before retiring in 1985. He was a member of the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) for 65 years.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 53 years, Lois Lloyd Dezern of Durham; his sisters-in-law, Lella Dezern and Virginia Lloyd Johnson, both of Durham; his brothers-in-law, Dr. Robert Sugg and Vernon J. Lloyd, also of Durham and Harry L. Lloyd of Alpharetta, GA. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jimmy Dezern; and his sisters, Dot Sugg and Frances Parrish.
Carl’s funeral will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, from the Chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service in Durham. Burial with military honors will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
Friends may visit one hour prior to the service from 10 to 11 a.m. in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Carl’s memory may be made to Duke HomeCare & Hospice, 4321 Medical Park Drive, Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704.
On-line memorials: www.hallwynne.com.
CHAPEL HILL — Dorothy "Dot" Allen, 86, died at home in Chapel Hill on March 10, surrounded by her family. Dot passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was the daughter of the late Rom Dixon Sr. and Etta Dixon. Dot was born in Jones County and moved to Durham in the early 60's. She worked for many years in the hospitality field and home daycare. Dot was gifted in the kitchen and will always be remembered for her bountiful meals.
Dot is survived by a daughter, Barbara Whitman of Chapel Hill; four sons, Don Allen, Ray Allen, Rick Allen and Steve Allen, all of Durham. Also left to cherish her memory are 15 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at Walkers Funeral Home in Chapel Hill on Wednesday, March 13 at 3 p.m. Chaplain Tom Hehenberger will officiate. The family will receive friends at Walkers after the service and at the home of her daughter, Barbara in Chapel Hill.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dot's dedicated caregivers at the Bryan Center, faithful friend Helen Lewter and Duke Hospice. Special thanks to longtime friend, Faye Powell Suitt for her loving care to our family and mother.
Flowers are accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Duke Hospice.