Obituaries, August 30, 2014

Aug. 29, 2014 @ 05:00 PM


Steven R. “Steve” Blackwell
DURHAM — Steven R. “Steve” Blackwell, 53, passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the Durham VA Medical Center following a brief battle with cancer. He was born in Durham, son of the late Robert L. Blackwell and Marjorie W. Blackwell.
In addition to his mother, Steve is survived by his brother, Robert L. Blackwell, Jr. (Debbe); sister, Suzy Blackwell Waldrop (Tony); and his identical twin brother, Douglas R. Blackwell (Patty). Steve is also survived by a large extended family. He was especially comforted by his two daschunds, Chase and Hanz.
Growing up in Raleigh, Steve attended Wake County Schools graduating from Athens Drive High School in 1980. As a youth, Steve loved sports especially basketball, baseball, and golf. He was an avid fan of the NC State Wolfpack and the Atlanta Braves. After high school, Steve served in the United States Coast Guard. As an adult, Steve enjoyed cards and playing pool.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Sunday, at Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Duke Muscular Dystrophy Association Research Fund, DUMC, Box 2900, Durham, NC 27710 or the Durham County SPCA, 2117 E. Club Blvd. #101, Durham, NC 27704.
The family is especially grateful to Steve’s Green Room friends and a special thanks for the doctors and staff at the Durham VA Medical Center, Hospice unit!
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc., in Durham, N.C. Online condolences may be made at


James “Jim” Bernard Moss
OXFORD — James “Jim” Bernard Moss, 88, a lifetime resident of Granville County, passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Granville Medical Center.
A native of Granville County, he was the son of the late William Atlas and Elizabeth King Moss and was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Wilkins Moss. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church and retired from Murdoch Center.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Sunday, August 31, 2014 at Providence Baptist Church by Dr. Randy Pittman. Burial will be held at Elmwood Cemetery in Oxford.
Surviving are a daughter, Nancy Moss Dickerson (Woodrow) of Oxford; a sister, Esther Carter of Oxford; two grandsons, Kevin Dickerson (Michelle) and Justin Moore; two great-granddaughters and three great-grandsons.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Moss Lunsford.
Visitation will be held Sunday, August 31, 2014, from 12:30 to 2:00 PM prior to the service at Providence Baptist Church and at other times at the home of Woodrow and Nancy Dickerson.
Online condolences may be made to
Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford is assisting the Moss family.


Frank Scott Frederick
HILLSBOROUGH — Frank Scott Frederick passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family this Friday, August 29th. He joins his mother and father, his sisters and brothers in a life with Christ forever.
Frank, age 85, was a native of and loved Hillsborough. He was born November 5th, 1928 to Jonah Roscoe Frederick and Rether Dodson Frederick. The last of fourteen children preceded in death by his sisters, Florence, Cleo, infant twins Katherine and Margaret, Blanche, Clara, and Louise; brothers, John, James, William, Roscoe, twins Winfred and Wayne.
He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 64 years, Jeanne Lloyd Frederick, of Hillsborough, his childhood sweetheart since the first grade. His children are son Benjamin R. Frederick and wife Ann of Hillsborough, daughter Paula Antoinette Elliott and husband James of Cumming Georgia, daughter Amy Lloyd Roach and husband Bill of Morehead City, and son Rex Scott Frederick and wife Alysa of Hillsborough; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, Mickey, Brandon, Ty, John, Aaron, Jessica, Amy, Kyle, Anna, Jake, Isabella, Alexa, Gage and Cole, who will forever cherish the great times with their "Poppy,"
Frank served the county as Clerk of Superior Court for 20 years, retiring from elected office in 1985. He was a building contractor for many years and built numerous homes throughout the county. He restored several historic homes and buildings in the area including the All Saint's Episcopal Church, a small military chapel built in 1859.
A graduate of Hillsborough High school in 1948, he attended the University of North Carolina on a scholarship for a short time before leaving to play baseball with a farm team of the Saint Louis Cardinals. His love of baseball, as well as other sports, continued all his life, whether it be coaching the many little league youth and young men's leagues, or attending his children’s and grandchildren's sporting events. The joys of these activities and all the acquaintances he came to know through sports never left him.
Frank loved people, young and old, rarely meeting a person he didn't like, and his many endearing friendships and acquaintances richly sustained him throughout his life. He took pleasure in encouraging others to do their best and was an inspiration to his family and those who knew him.
The family wishes to thank Frank's caregiver, Carolyn Breeze, for her years of loving, kind, always jovial, professional care and the dedicated friendship she shared with Frank and his family; we are forever grateful.
We wish to also thank all the thoughtful caregivers and minister Donnie Addison of Amedisys Hospice.
Visitation with family will be held at Walker's Funeral Home of Hillsborough Saturday, August 30th, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Service will be held at Walker's Funeral Chapel in Hillsborough on Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
Graveside service to follow at Hillsborough Town Cemetery.
Pall Bearers are grandsons Mickey Elliot, Brandon Elliott, John Frederick, Aaron Frederick, Kyle Frederick, Jake Frederick, John Frederick, Aaron Frederick, and Ty Roach.
Memorial donations may be made to All Saints' Episcopal Church in West Hillsborough. Send to All Saints Episcopal Church, c/o Carlton McKee Jr., 225 Cain Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278.