Cedar Cliff Methodist Church
4683 Cedar Cliff Road,
Graham, NC 27253

The Burlington Times-News
March 29, 2000
Mr. Clyde Allen
    GRAHAM — Mr. Clyde “Boot” Allen, 84, of 4217 Preacher Holmes Road, died at 8:45 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2000, at White Oak Manor after five years of failing health.
    A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Mrs. Flora Cooper Allen, who survives, and the son of Mr. George Walter Allen and Mrs. Dora Bailey Allen, both deceased. He was retired from Cannon Mills and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church where he was superintendent of the Sunday School Department. He was a trustee of the church and served on various boards and church committees.
    Survivors other than his wife of the home include three daughters, Mrs. Judy Allen Cote of West Palm Beach, Fla., Ms. Kathy Allen Jampetro of Burlington and Ms. Janet Sue Allen of Virginia Beach, Va.; four sons, Mr. Larry Thomas Allen of Lexington, Mr. K. Ray Allen of Wake Forest and Mr. Charles Phillip Allen and Mr. Randy Moody Allen, both of Graham; a sister, Mrs. Louise Tuttle of Graham; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
    The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church by the Rev. R. Richard Dawson, pastor, and Dr. James Bryan. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    The family will be at Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 this evening, and at other times at the home.
    Memorials may be made to Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church, 4683 Cedar Cliff Road, Graham, N.C. 27253.
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The Burlington Times-News
October 21, 2004
Mrs. Verlie Clark Anthony
    ASHEBORO — Mrs. Verlie Clark Anthony, 89, of 7051 Jackson Creek Road, Denton, formerly of Lexington, N.C., died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, at Sunbridge of Asheboro.
    A native of Chatham County, she was the daughter of the late William and Mardie Clark. She was a retired textile employee.
    Survivors include two sons, Charles (Linda) Lackey of Denton and Patrick Lackey of Lexington; five daughters, Sylvia Morgan of Hollywood, Fla., Margaret (Jerry) Greer of Lakeland, Fla., Rebecca (Raymond) Kepley and Judy Brindle, all of Lexington, and Barbara (Alvis) Vestal of Thomasville; two sisters, Josie Pickard and Mamie Taylor, both of Graham; 27 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
    A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church cemetery by Bishop Charles Cameron, and Bishop Charles Johnson.
    The family will receive friends at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 this evening.
    On line condolences may be sent to www.mcclurefuneralservice.com
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The Burlington Times-News
Feb. 12, 2002
David Eugene Bailey
    GRAHAM — Mr. David Eugene (Cigar) Bailey, 73, of 816 Buckner St., died at 12:40 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, at Chapel Hill Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center after a long illness.
    Born Sept. 28, 1928, in Alamance County, he was the son of Mrs. Dora Williams Bailey, who survives, and the late Mr. Henry David Bailey. He was a retired weaver from Copland Mills and Virginia Mills and was of the Baptist faith.
    Survivors other than his mother of the home include a brother, Mr. Tom Bailey of Graham; and a sister, Mrs. Betty Bailey Crabtree of Graham.
    The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Graham by the Rev. Jerry Sanders. Burial will be in Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church cemetery.
    The family will receive friends at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 7 to 9 this evening, and at other times at the home.
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The Burlington Times-News
July 12, 2002
Mrs. Zelma Payne Holt Baker
    GRAHAM — Mrs. Zelma Payne Holt Baker, 88, of 3318 Bellemont-Mt. Hermon Road, Lot 45, died at 1:25 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2002, at her residence after an illness of one month.
    A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late Luther Lee Holt and the late Luscian Baker. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin Payne and Tempa “Tempie” Sharpe Payne. She was retired from Baker-Cammack and was a member of Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church.
    Survivors include a daughter, Ms. Margaret Cardwell of the home; a son, Mr. Donald H. Holt Sr. of Graham; two sisters, Mrs. Dellie Thompson of Graham and Mrs. Beulah P. Payne of Burlington; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by a grandchild, Gary Wayne Holt.
    The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church by the Rev. Dennis C. Peay, pastor. The body will be placed in the church to lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
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The Burlington Times-News
May 14, 15, 2001
Mr. Mordecai Calvin Baldwin
    BURLINGTON — Mr. Mordecai Calvin Baldwin, 75, of 2031 Fox Run Road, died at 9:15 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2001, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after four months of failing health.
    A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of the late Mrs. Edith Orlene Ayers Baldwin and the son of Mr. George Hadden Baldwin Sr. and Mrs. Minnie Lee Burke Baldwin, both deceased. He was an employee of Scholl America. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a Baptist.
    Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Michael (Becky) Stidham of the home and Mrs. James (Joyce) Feirrell and Ms. Teresa Baldwin, both of Graham; a son, Mr. Clarence (Sandra) Baldwin of Graham; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by two infant sisters; a brother, Mr. George Hadden Baldwin Jr.; and a grandchild.
    The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Graham by the Rev. Doug Durham, pastor of Christ Memorial Christian Church. Burial will be in Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church Cemetery.
    The family will be at the home.
    Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.
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The Burlington Times-News
October 23, 2000
Mrs. Carolyn McAlister Barbour
    GRAHAM — Mrs. Carolyn McAlister Barbour, 67, of 708 Rockwood Drive, died at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at The Hospice Home in Burlington after 13 months of failing health.
    A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of Mr. C.W. Barbour, who survives, and the daughter of Mr. Clayton Bonham McAlister and Mrs. Pauline Beulah Deal McAlister, both deceased. She was a retired waitress for Waffle House and attended New Covenant Fellowship Church.
    Survivors other than her husband of the home include two daughters, Mrs. Sabra Wayland of Elon College and Mrs. Sabrina Gunn of Burlington; two sisters, Mrs. Marion Wilder and Mrs. Joy Brewer, both of Graham; a brother, Mr. Royce McAlister of Burlington; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
    The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Graham by the Rev. David Neff, pastor of New Covenant Fellowship Church, and the Rev. Billy Morene, retired Baptist minister. Burial will be in Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church cemetery.
    The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 7 to 9 this evening.
    Memorials may be made to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, P.O. Box 2122, Burlington, N.C. 27216-2122.
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The Burlington Times-News
Dec. 25, 2005
Raymond Lee Barbour
    GRAHAM — Raymond Lee Barbour, 55, of N.C. 87 South, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005 in Alamance County after several years of failing health.
    A native of Orange County, N.C., he was self-employed and retired from Hole-in-None Hosiery. He was of the Baptist faith.
    Survivors include a daughter, Michelle Barbour Woods and husband Tony of Graham; a son, Raymond Lee Barbour Jr. of Graham; his mother, Barbara Boger of Graham; four grandchildren; a sister, Rita Ann Barbour of Graham; a brother, Charles Steven Barbour of Burlington, two half brothers, Raymond Edward Barbour II and Elliott Ray Barbour, both of Graham; and an uncle, C. W. Barbour of Graham.
    He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond E. Barbour and sister, Tanya Barbour.
    The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005 at McClure Funeral Chapel in Graham. Burial will be in Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church cemetery.
    The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 Monday evening, December 26, 2005. Other times they will be at the residence of his daughter, Michelle Barbour Woods, 1113 Sally Dr. in Graham.
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The Burlington Times-News
December 16, 2000
Mrs. Hazel Cooper Boger
    GRAHAM — Mrs. Hazel Cooper Boger, 84, of 5211 N.C. 87 South, died at 1:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after two years of failing health, two weeks critical.
    A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Roy M. Boger and the daughter of Mr. A.G. Cooper Sr. and Mrs. Bessie Thompson Cooper, both deceased. She was retired from Baker Cammack Hosiery and was a member of Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher and a member of the choir and United Methodist Women, and helped with the UMYF group.
    Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Flora Allen of Graham; two brothers, Mr. James Cooper of Snow Camp and Mr. Boyd Cooper of Graham; two grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by a son, Mr. Roy L. Boger; two sisters, Ms. Margaret Wood and Ms. Pauline Cooper; and two brothers, Mr. Elwood Cooper and Mr. A.G. Cooper.
    The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church by the Rev. Richard Dawson, pastor. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 this evening.
    Memorials may be made to Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church, 4683 Cedar Cliff Road, Graham, N.C. 27253.
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The Burlington Times-News
Dec. 10, 2005
Howard H. Boone
    SNOW CAMP — Howard H. Boone, 66, of 1109-A Lambe Road, Snow Camp, died on December 9, 2005 after his battle with lung cancer.
    He worked for Burlington Industries (Plaid Mill Division) and then retired from Miller Brewing Company of Eden, N.C. His former co-workers will remember him as a hard, dedicated worker with a keen sense of humor and a practical joke side that will be talked about for years to come. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and son. He will be greatly missed and remembered by all who knew him.
    He is survived by his wife, Violet of the home; and his children, Lisa, Leslie, Neil, and Tracy. He is also survived by four grandsons, Jared, Drew, Jacob, and Grayson; and two granddaughters, Caroline and Hannah. He is also survived by four sisters; and one brother.
    He was a member of Cedar Cliff Methodist Church.
    There will be no visitation, but a graveside service will be held at the Gibsonville Cemetery, Springwood Avenue on Sunday, December 11, 2005 at 3 p.m.
    Family and friends may be received at his son’s home, 2535 Nealwood Ave., Graham, N.C.
    In lieu of flowers, donations are to be made to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell.
    McClure Funeral Service in Graham is in charge of arrangements.
    Condolences may be sent to www.mcclurefuneralservice.com
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The Burlington Times-News
May 19, 2001
Mr. Milton Brown
    GRAHAM — Mr. Milton Brown, 85, of 3615 S. Mebane St., died at 9:45 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2001, after six months of failing health, two weeks critical.
    He was the husband of the late Mrs. Fannie Williams Brown, who died Feb. 10, 1998, and the son of Mr. Gilbert Brown and Mrs. Minnie Layton Stallings Brown, both deceased. He was retired from Triangle Welding & Engineering Co. and was a member of Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church. He was a member and past Master of the Thomas M. Holt Masonic Lodge, No. 492 AF & AM, where he had received his 50-year membership award. He was a Scottish Rite Mason.
    Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Howard (Shirley) Braxton and Mrs. Chuck (Nancy) Guthrie, both of Graham; a brother, Mr. Wilbur Brown of Graham; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
    The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2001 at Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church by the Rev. Richard Dawson. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    Thomas M. Holt Lodge will open Sunday at 1 p.m. for emergent communication.
    The family will receive friends at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 this evening, and at other times at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Chuck (Nancy) Guthrie, 3019 Rogers Road, Graham.
    Memorials may be made to Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church, 4683 Cedar Cliff Road, Graham, N.C. 27253.
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The Burlington Times-News
December 6, 2004
Mrs. Josephine Baker Burke
    GRAHAM — Mrs. Josephine Baker Burke of 4608 L &M Avenue, Knightdale, N.C. died Saturday December 3, 2004.
    Survivors include two sons, Todd Lassiter of Virginia and Billy Lassiter of North Carolina.
    Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 7, 2004 at Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church Cemetery. A family visitation will be held at a later date.
    McClure Funeral Service of Graham is in charge of arrangements.
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The Burlington Times-News
Jan. 11, 1974 [Friday]
Charles Cashion
    GRAHAM -- Charles Everette "Dave" Cashion, 66, of Rt. 1, Graham, died unexpectedly Thursday afternoon at his home.
    A native of Kings Mountain, he was the son of the late Willie Levi and Fannie Kimball Cashion, and the husband of Mrs. Evelyn McBane Hatley Cashion, who survives. He was a retired employe of Sheerspan Corporation and a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church at Kings Mountain.
    In addition t his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Mrs. Judy Perry, Rt. 1, Graham, Miss Joyce Cashion, Florida; sons, Charles E. Cashion Jr., Surf City, S.C., Donald Cashion, U.S. Air Force, Robert Cashion, Kings Mountain; Stepdaughter, Mrs. Jackie Isley, Rt. 1, Graham; brother, John Cashion, Graham; sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Moss, Columbus, Ga., Mrs. Mae Denny Cataula, Ga.; and nine grandchildren.
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The Burlington Times-News
Oct. 4, 1999
Miss Chelsea M. Cates
    BURLINGTON — Miss Chelsea Miranda Cates, 4, of 4209 Preacher Holmes Road, Graham, died at 12:55 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill from injuries received in an automobile accident.
    Born June 8, 1995, in Orange County, she was the daughter of Mr. Keith W. Cates and Mrs. Christy Hiatt Strickland, who both survive. She was a Baptist.
    Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Mr. John Strickland of the home; father and stepmother, Mrs. Jennifer Cates of Burlington; a brother, Coty Cates of the home; a half sister, Miss Courtney Strickland of the home; two stepbrothers, Bucky Sutton and Chad Robbins, both of Burlington; maternal grandparents, Mrs. Loretta Green of Winston-Salem and Mr. Conley Hiatt of Galax, Va.; and paternal grandparents, Mrs. Beulah Sue Williams of Snow Camp and Mr. Gordan Cates of Chapel Hill.
    The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Graham by the Rev. Raeford Brim. Burial will be in Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church cemetery.
    The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 7 to 9 Tuesday evening, and at other times at the home of the father, 2605 Russell McPherson Road; and at the home of Mr. Dave Minnich, 5305 N.C. 87 South, Graham.
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The Burlington Times-News
August 31, 1999
Mrs. Eleanor A. Clark
    BOONE — Mrs. Eleanor “Chris” Allen Clark, 77, of 1283 Winkler’s Creek Road, died Friday evening, Aug. 27, 1999, at Watauga Medical Center.
    Born Feb. 27, 1922, in Alamance County, she was the daughter of Mr. George Walter Allen and Mrs. Dora Bailey Allen, both deceased. She was a retired 911 dispatcher for Alamance County and a former meter reader for the police department in Graham. She was chosen as Police Woman of the Year in North Carolina in 1976. After retirement, she was a volunteer for the Meals on Wheels program in Alamance County. She was a member of Greenway Baptist Church in Boone and served as the ministry person for her Sunday school class.
    Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Sandy Adair of Boone; a son, Mr. Jeff Mann of Lakeland, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Louise Tuttle of Graham; a brother, Mr. Clyde “Boot” Allen of Graham; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by a son, Mr. Robert Gregory “Spike” Mann.
    A funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Greenway Baptist Church by the Rev. Harold Bennett. The body will be placed in the church one hour before the service. A graveside service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church cemetery in Graham by the Rev. Richard Dawson and the Rev. Curtis Oakley.
    The family will be at the church one hour before the service, and at other times at the home of Mrs. Sandy Adair and Mr. Michael Adair, 148 Rainbow Mountain Road, Boone.
    Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, c/o First Union Bank, 958 Blowing Rock Road, Boone, N.C. 28607; or to Greenway Baptist Church, 880 Greenway Road, Boone, N.C. 28607.
    Hampton Funeral Service in Boone is in charge of arrangements.
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The Burlington Times-News
September 20, 21, 2004
Mrs. Olis Wood Paulette Clark
    GRAHAM — Mrs. Olis Wood Paulette Clark, 90, of 3675 Boywood Road, died at 3:15 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after two months of failing health and one week of critical illness.
    A native of Surry County, she was a member of the Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church and was a retired textiles employee.
    Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Frances "Frankie" Rumley of the home; a son, Curtis Paulette and wife Geraldine of Graham; a sister, Ocran Wood McCann of Bryan Center, Yanceyville; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 9 great-great-grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren, 10 step-great-grandchildren, and 3 step-great-great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by first husband, Samuel A. Paulette; second husband, Cecil Clark; sons, William Eldridge "Rabbit" Paulette and Keith Paulette; brothers, Oscar Wood and Omar Wood; granddaughter, Amy Parker; and grandson, Darrell Paulette.
    The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday Sept. 21, 2004, at Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church with the Rev. Alan Sasser officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the McClure Funeral Home in Graham, at other times at the residence.
    The body will be taken to the church to lie in state for 30 minutes prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church Renovation Fund, 4683 Cedar Cliff Road, Graham, NC 27253.
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The Burlington Daily Times
October 30, 1929 [Thursday]
W. H. Cooper
W. H. Cooper held Monday 10 A.M. [Oct. 28, 1929]
    Funeral Services for W. H. Cooper aged 58 years, who died Saturday at 5 p.m. [Oct. 26, 1929] at the residence of his sister, Mrs. J. C. Edwards, Rainey street, following a long illness, were held Monday morning at 10 o'clock at Cedar Cliff church, Rev. J. E. Carrol being in charge, assisted by Rev. O. C. Huston, and the body was interred in the church cemetery.
    Pall-bearers were R. C., D. H., and C. R. Keck, T. C. Edwards, Frank Steele, And H. D. Wood. Flowers were carried by Margaret and Bernice Keck, Margaret, Hazel, Mary, Clair, Richard, Jr., Walter Lee, and Flora Cooper, Mrs. W. T. Jones, and Miss Anna Kimball.
    He is survived by the following brothers and sisters; R. S., A.G., and Miss Nettie Cooper, Graham; Mrs. Edwards, and R. L. Cooper, Burlington; T. S. Cooper and Mrs. Emma Keck, city, route 10, Joe E. Cooper, Greensboro; Mrs. Sallie Shaw, Staley; and Mrs. Bessie King, Tucson, Ariz.
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The Burlington Times-News
March 9, 2001
Mrs. Annie C. Crutchfield
    GRAHAM — Mrs. Annie Louise Cole Crutchfield, 80, of 5087 Cedar Cliff Road, died at 1:06 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2001, at UNC-Hospitals, Chapel Hill, after one year of failing health, one week critical.
    A native of Durham County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Lawrence Albright Crutchfield, and the daughter of Mr. James E. Cole and Mrs. Beulah Mayes Cole, both deceased. She was retired from Sellars Manufacturing Inc.
    Survivors include a son, Mr. James C. Crutchfield of Virginia Beach, Va.; a brother, Mr. Adrian L. Cole of Elon College; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
    She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Cecelia Crutchfield Glosson; a son, Mr. Robert W. Crutchfield; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy C. Boyer; and four brothers, Mr. Bill Cole, Mr. Jeff Cole, Mr. Frank Cole and Mr. Roland Cole.
    A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church Cemetery by the Rev. Ossie Thompson.
    The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 7 to 8 this evening, and at other times at the home.
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The Burlington Times-News
October 1, 2001
Mrs. Sylvia Jane Stout Dodson
    HAW RIVER — Mrs. Sylvia Jane Stout Dodson, 60, of 4269 Mine Hill Road, Haw River, died suddenly at 8:23 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001 at Alamance Regional Medical Center.
    She was a native of Alamance County and was employed at the Southern High School cafeteria.
    Survivors include two sons, Mr. Mallory Strickland of Graham, and Mr. Jerry Strickland of the home; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney Homer Dodson; and her parents, Robert Lee Stout and Etta Graves Stout.
    A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church cemetery by the Rev. R. Richard Dawson, O.S.L., pastor of Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church.
    The family will receive friends at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 this evening, and at other times they will be at the residence.
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The Burlington Times-News
September 18, 2004
Mrs. Alease Smith Ellington
GRAHAM — Mrs. Alease Smith Ellington, 86, of 8779 S.E. 183rd Ave., Ocklawaha, Fla., died at 11:35 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at Monroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala, Fla.
A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late Harvey Ellington, and the daughter of the late David Askew Smith and Carolina Neal Smith.
Survivors include three daughters, Carole Jeanette Buetti of Ocklawaha, Fla., Darleth Wilhelm of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Blenda Mato of Naples, Fla.; a son, Marty Van Ellington of Goodland, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Larue Craven of Graham; 10 grandchildren; 11 greatgrandchildren; and one greatgreat-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by a son, Robert "Bobby" Ellington; a brother, Devoy "Dee" Smith; and two sisters, Frances Ometa Majors and Gaynell Nicholson.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Rich & Thompson Chapel in Graham. Burial will be in Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church cemetery.
The family will be at the Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday.
Condolences may be sent to the family at info@richandthompson.com
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The Burlington Daily Times
October 19, 1973
Katie Ellington
    GRAHAM — Mrs. Katie Sharp Ellington, 82, of Rt. 1, Graham, died at her home Thursday [Oct. 18] at noon following a lengthy illness.
    A native of Alamance County, she was the daughter of the late Boston Sharpe and Ellen Moser Sharpe, and the late Ray Ellington. She was a member of Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church.
    Survivors include her son, Harvey Ellington, Goodland, Fla., five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
    Final rites will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Rich and Thompson Chapel in Graham. The Rev. Henry Bailey and the Rev. Billy Morene, pastors of Hico Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church cemetery.
    The body will remain at the Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham throughout the service. The family will be at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m.
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Greensboro News & Record
November 15, 1990
Robert Ellington
     GRAHAM - Robert D. "Bobby" Ellington, 49, of 526 Ellington Road died Wednesday [Nov. 14] at Alamance County Hospital.
     Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church cemetery.
     A native of Alamance County, he was a construction worker.
     Surviving are wife, Mrs. Delores Terrell Ellington of Reidsville; stepdaughter, Mrs. Paula Ray of Chapel Hill; stepson, Gregg Harris of Graham; parents, Harvey and Alease Smith Ellington of Goodland, Fla.; brother, Van Ellington of Goodland, Fla.; sisters, Mrs. Jeannette Beutti, Ms. Darleth Ellington, Ms. Jan Ellington, all of Goodland, Fla.; one stepgrandson.
     The family will be at McClure Funeral Home 7-9 p.m. Friday.
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Naples Daily News
January 7, 2000
Robert H. Ellington
Robert "Harvey" Ellington, 79, of Goodland, died January 5, 2000. Arrangements are pending. Johnson-Pittman Funeral Home 4424 East Tamiami Trail, Naples, Fla. 774-3444
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The Burlington Daily Times
May 25, 1962
W. R. Ellington
    GRAHAM — William Ray Ellington, 75, of Route 1, Graham, died last night at 7 o'clock at his home after one week of critical illness and one year of failing health.
    A native of Chatham County, he was the husband of Mrs. Katie Ann Sharpe Ellington, who survives, and was the son of the Claud Ellington and Phronie Williams Ellington. He was a retired farmer and a member of Cedar Cliff Methodist Church.
    Surviving with his wife are one son, Harvey Ellington of Miami, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Lillie King of Ohio; a grandson, Bobby Ellington, who has made his home with his grandparents, and four other grandchildren.
    The funeral will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock at Cedar Cliff Methodist Church by the pastor, Rev. T. M. Faggart. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    The body will remain at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington until placed in the church to lie in state for 30 minutes prior to the service.
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The Burlington Times-News
April 16, 2004
Mr. James Richard Feirrell
    GRAHAM — Mr. James Richard Feirrell , 51, of 25A Cates Circle, died at 4:46 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after an extended illness.
    A native of South Bend, Ind., he was the husband of Joyce Baldwin Feirrell , who survives, and the son of Violet Brinegar Feirrell and John Feirrell , who both survive. He was a welder and a taxi driver and was of the Christian faith.
    Survivors other than his wife of the home and his mother of Newport, Pa. and his father of Enola, Pa. include four stepchildren, Michelle (James) Turner of Burlington and Belinda (Richard) Marsh, Joseph Brown, and Joshua Brown, all of Graham; three brothers, Charles Feirrell of South Bend, Ind., William Feirrell of Enola, Pa., and Daniel Feirrell of Harrisburg, Pa.; five sisters, Ann Marie Van Arsdale of South Bend, Ind., Margaret Crum of Highstire, Pa., Mickey Hare of Newport, Pa., Heather Hayes of Harrisburg, Pa., and Rita Feirrell of New Cumberland, Pa.; and two grandsons, Richard Marsh III and Nicholas Marsh.
    He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Hannah Morris.
    The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 17, 2004, at the McClure Funeral Chapel in Graham by the Rev. Doug Durham. Burial will follow in Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church cemetery.
    Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6 to 8 this evening.
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The Burlington Times-News
Jan. 18, 2006
Joyce Baldwin Feirrell
    GRAHAM — Mrs. Joyce Baldwin Feirrell, 55, of 122 Graves Road, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006, at the Hospice Home after several months of failing health.
    A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late James Richard "Jimmy" Feirrell, and the daughter of the late Mordecai Calvin Baldwin and Edith Orlene Ayers Baldwin. She was a member of Christ Memorial Christian Church.
    Survivors include daughters, April Michelle Ray Turner and husband, James, of Burlington and Belinda Ray Marsh and husband, Richard, of Snow Camp; sons, Joey Brown and Josh Brown, both of the home; a sister, Teresa O. Baldwin of Michigan; a brother, Clarence Baldwin and wife, Sandra, of Graham; and two grandsons.
    She was preceded in death by a sister, Becky Baldwin Stidham; and a granddaughter, Hannah M. Morris.
    The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006, at Christ Memorial Christian Church by the Rev. Doug Durham, and the Rev. Donahue Troyer. Burial will be in Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church cemetery.
    The family will receive friends at the McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 6 until 8 this evening, January 18, 2006.
    Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mcclurefuneralservice.com
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The Burlington Daily Times
April 17, 1928
Mr. John Foust
    The funeral service of Mr. John Foust, 49 years, was held Sunday afternoon at 4:30 p.m., at the Hawfields Presbyterian church, conducted by his pastor, Rev. N. N. Fleming assisted by Rev. W. E. Harrop. Mr. Foust was a long and faithful member of this church, joining in his early teens.
    A large crowd of mourning relatives and friends attended, and the flowers were unusually beautiful.
    The pall bearers were Messrs. John Amick, Herbert Albright, J. P. Guthrie, Almond Ausley, Jerry Bason and R. W. Scott.
    The floral bearers were Mesdames N. E. Sykes, C. C. Thompson, J. M. Crawford, E. P. McClure, Ben Rogers and Herman Zimmerman, Misses Ethel Zimmerman, Lessie and Lula Paul. The services at the grave were in charge of the Patriotic Sons of America, the lodge of which he was a member.
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The Burlington Times-News
Jan. 12, 13, 2001
Mr. Clyde Isadora Graves
    GRAHAM — Mr. Clyde Isadora Graves, 85, of 146 Clyde Graves Lane, died at 12:05 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at his home after 10 months of failing health, one week critical.
    A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Mrs. Mildred Davis Graves, who survives, and the son of Mr. Wade Isadora Graves and Mrs. Fannie Lee Sharpe Graves, both deceased. He was a retired carpenter and a member of Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church.
    Survivors other than his wife of the home include a son, Mr. Cecil C. Graves of Graham; one sister, Mrs. Vallie Baldwin of Graham; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by four sisters, Ms. Cora Graves Keck, Ms. Ada Graves Tingen, Ms. Etta Graves Stout, and Ms. Emily Graves Tingen.
    The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Graham by the Rev. Richard Dawson, pastor. Burial will be in Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church Cemetery.
    The family will be at the home of the son, Mr. Cecil Graves, 180 Clyde Graves Lane, Graham.
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The Burlington Times-News
October 12, 2004
Bessie Bailey Herron
    GRAHAM — Bessie Bailey Herron, 92, of 4932 Preacher Holmes Road, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, at the Hospice Home.
    A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late Dewitt Bailey and the late Jack Herron. She was the daughter of the late George and Cora Cobb Williams. She was retired from Brothers Research and was a member of Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church.
    Survivors include two daughters, Brenda (Fred) Felter of Broomall, Pa. and Jelene (Tommy) Blanchard of Graham; two sons, Jerry (Elaine) Bailey and William (Robin) Bailey, all of Burlington; a stepdaughter, Judy Fuquay of Guilford County; a sister, Nina Williams Lamb of Graham; two stepsisters, Delta Bundren and Doskey Wilmoth, both of Graham; nine grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by an infant child; and two sisters, Fannie Brown and Dora Bailey.
    The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church by Dr. Alan Sasser, Mr. Gerald Counts, and the Rev. William Wolfe. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    The family will receive friends at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 this evening, and at other times at the residence of Jelene Blanchard, 1507 George Bason Road, Graham.
    The family would like to offer a thank you to some very special people for their care and companionship to Bessie: Mozelle Stanford, Janet Hall, Laverne Shoffner, Jewell Clark, and the late Mary Dale.
    Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, N.C. 27215 or to Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church, 4683 Cedar Cliff Road, Graham, N.C. 27253-9100.
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The Burlington Times-News
September 9, 2004
Mr. W. Richard Jewell
    NEWPORT — Mr. W. Richard Jewell, 64, of 139 Sea Gate Blvd., Newport, N.C. and formerly of Graham, N.C., died suddenly Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004 at 2:30 p.m. at the Island of Kauai, Hawaii. A native of Dover, N.J., he was the husband of Mrs. Brenda Stubbs Jewell and the son of Mrs. Vivian Boone Jewell, who survive and the son of the late Mr. William Anthony Jewell.
    He was a member of Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church, former scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 65 in Saxapahaw, former member of the Eli Whitney Fire Department, past board member of Sea Gate Association, Newport, N.C., a U.S. Navy veteran, retired after 23 years with the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and was owner and retired from Air Cool Auto Repair and R. J. Dock Repair.
    Survivors other than the wife of the home and mother of Graham are two daughters, Mrs. Tierney Key and husband, Lance, of Graham and Ms. Tiffany Jewell of Burlington; a son, Mr. Jeffrey Jewell and wife, Melissa, of Beaufort; a brother, Mr. Edward E. Jewell of Graham; two sisters, Mrs. Kay Darnell and husband, Tom, of Graham and Mrs. Mary Walter and husband, John, of Graham; and three grandchildren, Cody Key and Jessica Key, both of Graham and Christian Bass of Burlington; and his little buddy, Sparky.
    The funeral service will be held at the Rich & Thompson Chapel, Graham, at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 11, 2004 and conducted by the Rev. Denny Wall, pastor of Hico Baptist Church.
    The family will receive friends at the Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday. At other times they will be at the residence of Alice Stubbs, 1264C Shoreline Trail, Graham, N.C.
    Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, N.C. 27215 or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Carteret, P.O. Box 1619, Morehead City, N.C. 28557-1619 or to the charity of one’s choice.
    Condolences may be sent to the family at info@richandthompson.com.
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The Burlington Times-News
February 6, 2005
John Robert Knowles
    GRAHAM — John Robert Knowles, 62, of 4827 Preacher Holmes Road died Friday, February 4, 2005 at his home after five months of failing health. He was born in New Hanover County to the late Robert James Knowles and the late Ethel Herring Knowles and was married 20 years to Carolyn Tuck Knowles who survives.
    Mr. Knowles retired from Brown Transport in Greensboro after 16 years and retired from Huffman Oil Company in Burlington after 14 years. John was a member of Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church, member of the Chevrolet Nomad Association and he enjoyed showing his car in car shows.
    Survivors other than his wife Carolyn Tuck Knowles of the home include a daughter Sue Mayton Wolfe and her husband Robert of Snow Camp; sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph E. and Tabatha Mayton, Scotty and Kimber Mayton all of Graham; grandchildren, Blake Mayton, Seth Mayton, Brooke Ellington, Stevie Mayton and Maison Mayton; sister, Sara K. Kornegay of Rose Hill, NC. He was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter, Maggie Smith and infant sister, Lillian Knowles.
    The funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Monday at Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church by Dr. Alan Sasser and Dr. James Bryan. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8PM this evening at Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory and other times at the home.
    Memorials may be made to Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church, 4683 Cedar Cliff Rd., Graham, NC 27253 or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Rd., Burlington, NC 27215.
    Condolences may be sent to the family atlowefh@bellsouth.net
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The Burlington Times-News
November 2, 2005
Norma Kay Dixon McAllister
    GRAHAM — Norma Kay Dixon McAllister, 63, of 126 Albany St., Apt. 44, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, at Alamance Regional Medical Center.
    A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late Waldo Emerson McAllister, and the daughter of the late James Norman and Frances Pruitt Dixon. She was a former textile worker and was of the Baptist faith.
    Survivors include daughters, Debbra McAllister Allen and Rhonda McAllister Overman, both of Graham, and Tammy (Ivey) Faircloth of Mebane; sons, Ray Emerson McAllister of Burlington and Randy Keith McAllister of Graham; a sister, Joyce Dixon Campbell of Burlington; brothers, Vance Dixon of Burlington and Eddie Dixon of Graham; 10 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Edward Bartha and Bessie Curtis Dixon.
    The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, 2005, at McClure Funeral Chapel in Graham by the Rev. Don Pegg, pastor of Kinnett Memorial Baptist Church. Burial will be in Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church cemetery.
    The family will receive friends at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, November 3, 2005 and at other times they will be at the residence of Debbra McAllister Allen, 126 Albany St., Apt. 43, Graham.
    Condolences may be sent to www.mcclurefuneralservice.com
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The Burlington Times-News
Dec. 12, 2000
Mr. Albert Daniel McBane
    BURLINGTON — Mr. Albert Daniel McBane, 67, of 319 Highland Ave., died Wednesday morning, Dec. 27, 2000, at his home.
    A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Mrs. Betty Jean King McBane, who survives, and the son of Mr. Albert Peel McBane and Mrs. Kate Payne McBane, both deceased. He was retired from Culp Finishing. He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years.
    Survivors other than his wife of the home include a daughter, Ms. Melanie McBane of Burlington; four sons, Mr. Bobby Sykes of Burlington, Mr. Sammy Sykes of Gibsonville, Mr. Larry Sykes of Fayetteville and Mr. Ricky Sykes of Mocksville; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Foster of Graham; a brother, Mr. Bud McBane of Graham; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
    The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Graham by the Rev. Jeffrey Sykes. Burial will be in Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church cemetery.
    The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 this evening, and at other times at the home.
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The Burlington Times-News
January 11, 2003
Ms. Elizabeth Foust McBane
    GRAHAM — Ms. Elizabeth Foust McBane, 73, formerly of Eastway Lane, died Thursday January 9, 2003, at Alamance Regional Medical Center.
    A native of Alamance County, she was the daughter of the late Gurney Lee Foust and Geneva Anderson Foust Brown.
    She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and a former employee of Mebane Hosiery.
    Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Katie M. Fields of Graham and Mrs. Debra Duggins of Burlington; 3 sons, J. David Foust of Burlington, Wayne McBane of Creedmore and Gene McBane of Snow Camp; 2 sisters, Mrs. Kathleen Brown Hawkins of Bennett and Mrs. Kay Brown Hutchins of Greensboro; 2 brothers, J.W. Foust and John Brown both of Burlington; 11 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Robert Brown, Frank Brown, William Lee Foust and Banks Foust and 1 grandchild.
    Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday January 12, 2002 at Staley Memorial Baptist Church by Rev. Bennie Smith, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. Danny Ham, associate pastor of Calvary Baptist Church.
    Interment will follow in Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church Cemetery.
    Ms. McBane will remain at Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory until being taken to the church to lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service.
    The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 PM Saturday. At other times the family will be at the home of the daughter, Mrs. Katie Fields, 4964 Rumley Rd., Graham, NC.
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The Burlington Times-News
November 3, 2000
Mrs. Marquita June Ashburn McBane
    GRAHAM — Mrs. Marquita June Ashburn McBane, 46, of 4964 H. Rumley Road, died at 10 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, at her home after an illness of eight months.
    Born June 29, 1954 in Guilford County, she was the wife of Mr. Gene Arnold McBane, who survives, and the daughter of Mrs. Patricia Snyder Ashburn, who survives, and the late Mr. William Junior Ashburn. She was employed by SCI of Graham and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.
    Survivors other than her husband of the home and mother of Randleman include a daughter, Ms. Shannon McBane of Graham; a son, Mr. Adam McBane of Belmont; three sisters, Mrs. Vicki Hickman of Randleman, Mrs. Tish Johnson of Franklinville and Mrs. Samantha Elyamani of Asheboro; two brothers, Mr. Floyd Ashburn of Backus, Minn. and Mr. Tony O. Ashburn of Roanoke, Va.; and three grandchildren.
    The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Graham by the Rev. Junior Dawkins. Burial will be in the Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church cemetery.
    The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 this evening, and at other times at the home.
    Memorials may be made to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, 730 Hermitage Road, Burlington, N.C. 27215.
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Greensboro News & Record
August 19, 1991
Floyd McPherson
    GRAHAM - Floyd "Rounder" McPherson, 67, of 5656 Jewell Road died Saturday at Alamance County Hospital.
    Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church, of which he was a member. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    A native of Alamance County, he was a retired farmer.
    Surviving are wife, Mrs. Martha Ann Johnson McPherson; son, Jackie Ross McPherson of Alamance; sisters, Mrs. Elvie Bailey, Mrs. Violet Thompson, both of Graham; brother, Bennie McPherson of Burlington.
    The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham 7-9 p.m. today, other times at the residence.
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The Burlington Times-News
October 16, 2001
Infant Hannah Morlene Morris
    GRAHAM — Infant Hannah Morlene Morris, of 122 Graves Road, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, at Alamance Regional Medical Center.
    She is survived by her mother, April Michelle Ray of the home; and grandparents, Ellison E. Ray and Hae Cha Ray of Fayetteville and Joyce L. and James R. Feirrell of Graham.
    She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Ellison A. Ray and Nara Graham Ray; Mordecai C. Baldwin and Edith Orlene Baldwin.
    A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church cemetery by the Rev. Doug Durham.
    Visitation will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham one hour prior to the service.
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The Burlington Times-News
Aug. 24, 2004
Amy Beth Parker
    HAW RIVER — Amy Beth Parker, 26, of 123 Water Plant Road, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, at her residence.
    A native of Alamance County, she was a graduate of Graham High School and attended Providence United Church of Christ.
    Survivors include her mother, Cheryl Paulette Parker of the home; her father, Robert Lee Parker of Graham; a sister, Ashley Michelle Parker of the home; a goddaughter, Veronica Childress of Burlington; maternal grandmother, Anna Cearley Hawn of Haw River; paternal grandfather, Robert S. "Bobby" Parker of Graham; maternal great-grandmother, Olis W. Clark of Graham; maternal stepgrandfather, Phillip Hawn of Graham; four aunts, Joanie Wood of Statesville, N.C., Pam Paulette, Kathy Ritchie, and Barbara Parker, all of Graham; two uncles, Sean Paulette of Burlington and Tim Parker of Haw River; and many cousins, friends, and loved ones.
    She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Ella A. Parker; maternal grandfather, Keith C. Paulette; and maternal stepgrandmother, Janet Paulette.
    The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Providence United Church of Christ by the Rev. Darryl Peebles. Burial will be in Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church cemetery.
    The family will receive friends at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 7 to 9 this evening, and at other times at the residence.
    Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, N.C. 27215.
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The Burlington Times-News
April 18, 19, 1999
Ms. Janet Paulette
    BURLINGTON — Ms. Janet E. Paulette, 56, of Skilled Nursing Division of Alamance Regional Medical Center, died at 5:50 a.m. Saturday, April 17, 1999, at the division after 13 years of failing health, three months critical.
    A native of Reading, Pa., she was the wife of the late Mr. Keith C. Paulette, who died in 1997, and the daughter of Mr. Walter Ranck and Mrs. Helen Ranck, both deceased. She was a retired textile employee.
    Survivors include a son, Mr. Sean Paulette of Burlington; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Joanie Wood of Statesville, Mrs. Cheryl Parker and Miss Pam Paulette, both of Haw River; two brothers, Mr. Thomas Ranck and Mr. Harold Ranck, both of Reading; a sister, Mrs. Grace Craley of West Chester, Pa.; and five stepgrandchildren.
    The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church by the Rev. Richard Dawson, pastor. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 this evening and at other times at the home of the son, 4639 Kimesville Road, Lot 7, Burlington.
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The Burlington Times-News
May 22, 2000
Mrs. Catherine Edwards Cooper Payne
    SNOW CAMP — Mrs. Catherine Edwards Cooper Payne, 82, of 3156 Old Ingold Trail, died at 4:50 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2000, at Harborview Nursing Home, Morehead City, after three weeks of failing health.
    A native of Cabarrus County, she was the wife of Mr. James Vincent Payne, who survives, and the daughter of Mr. Elder George Edwards and Mrs. Dennie Deal Edwards, both deceased. She was a retired hosiery employee and a member of Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church.
    Survivors other than her husband of the home include a daughter, Mrs. Ginger King of Emerald Isle; a son, Mr. Gary Cooper of Graham; a sister, Mrs. Betty Johnson of Serven, Md.; two brothers, Mr. Paul Edwards and Mr. Jack Edwards, both of Graham; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Vickie Easter of Graham and Mrs. Dawne Conklin of Burlington; stepson, Mr. Ralph Payne of Graham; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; 13 stepgrandchildren; and 22 stepgreat-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by a son, Mr. Elder Gray Cooper; a daughter, Ms. Barbara Ann Horner; three sisters, Ms. Dean Beckinger, Ms. Margaret Johnson and Ms. Annie Mae Mann; two brothers, Mr. William “Bill” Edwards and Mr. Elder George “Bud” Edwards Jr.; two stepdaughters, Ms. Joy Cole and Ms. Pat Rogers.
    The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church by the Rev. Richard Dawson, pastor. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 7 to 9 this evening and at other times at the home.
    Memorials may be made to the Cedar Cliff United Church Cemetery Fund, Cedar Church Cliff United Methodist Church, 4683 Cedar Cliff Road, Graham, N.C. 27253.
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The Burlington Daily Times-News
June 11, 1977
Horace Payne
    SAXAPAHAW-- A funeral service for Horace Mitchell Payne, 53, of 811? Castlewood Drive, Greensboro, will be conducted Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church.
    Payne was dead when located by authorities in Saxapahaw, having been reported missing two weeks ago. The cause of death has not been determined.
    A native of Alamance County, he was a son of the late Boston McKinley Payne, and Mrs. Lena Bivins Payne, who survives.
    He was an employe of P. Lorillard Company, and a member of Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and served during the Korean conflict.
    Survivors, other than his mother of Rt. 1, Graham, include a daughter, Mrs. Jean Gail Payne Barber of Shallotte; two sisters, Mrs. Gilbert (Rachel) Moss of Rt. 1, Graham; and Mrs. Alan (Ruth) Waterson of Burlington; a brother, James V. (Red) Payne, Rt. 1, of Elon College; and two grandchildren.
    The body will remain at the McClure Funeral Home in Graham until carried to the church one hour before the service, which will be conducted by the Rev. Billy Cuthrell and Dr. Kenneth Register. Burial will be in the Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church cemetery.
    The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
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The Burlington Times-News
May 29, 2002
Mary Ethel Stout Payne
    SNOW CAMP — Mary Ethel Stout Payne, 76, of 6857 Snow Camp Road, died at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at her home.
    Born in Alamance County July 7, 1925, she was the wife of Mr. Walter Lewis Payne, who survives. She was the daughter of Mr. Everette Stout and Mrs. Mary Bailey Stout, both deceased. She was retired from Lindley Rest Home and was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church.
    Survivors other than her husband of home include a son, Mr. Walter Steven Payne of Snow Camp; two sisters, Annie Stout Moose of Cherryville and Gladys Stout Thompson of Graham; three brothers, Mr. Jesse C. Stout, Mr. John Stout and Mr. Everette Stout Jr., all of Snow Camp; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
    A graveside will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church cemetery with the Rev. Raeford Brim, pastor of Pleasant Union Wesleyan Church, officiating.
    There will be no visitation. The family will be at the home.
    Memorials may be made to: Hospice & Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, N.C. 27217.
    McClure Funeral Service in Graham is in charge of arrangements.
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The Burlington Times-News
September 7, 8, 1999
Mrs. Patricia P. Rogers
    GRAHAM — Mrs. Patricia Payne Rogers, 61, of 5449 Snow Camp Road, died Monday, Sept. 6, 1999, at her home after nine months of failing health.
    A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of Mr. Preston Murdock Rogers, who survives, and the daughter of Mr. James V. Payne, who survives, and the late Mrs. Mildred Clark Payne. She was an employee of Ametek of Graham. She was a member of Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church.
    Survivors other than her husband and father of Graham include three sons, Mr. James Preston “Jimmy” Rogers of Graham, Mr. Barry Dale Rogers of Burlington and Mr. Michael Todd Rogers of the home; two sisters, Mrs. James (Dawn) Conklin of Burlington and Mrs. Calvin (Vickie) Easter of Graham; a brother, Mr. Ralph C. Payne of Graham; and seven grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Joy P. Cole; and a brother, Mr. June V. Payne.
    The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 7 to 9 this evening and at other times at the home of a sister, Mrs. Calvin (Vickie) Easter, 340 South Sixty Court, Graham.
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The Burlington Times-News
December 26, 1999
Mrs. Catherine Virginia Clark Ross
    DURHAM — Mrs. Catherine Virginia Clark Ross, 86, of 807 S. Duke St. Apt. 619, died at 9:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at Duke University Medical Center.
    A native of Danville, Va., she was the daughter of Mr. William Angel Clark and Mrs. Mardie Floss Barnhill Clark, both deceased. She was a member of Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church.
    Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Donnavee Robertson of Charleston, S.C.; a son, Mr. Roger Lee Roberson of Broken Arrow, Okla.; three sisters, Mrs. Manie Taylor of Graham, Mrs. Virlie Anthony of Lexington, Mrs. Josie Pickard of Durham; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
    The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 7 to 8 Monday evening.
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The Burlington Times-News
December 26, 1999
D. A. Rumley
    GRAHAM -- Final rites for Dock Alexander Rumley, 89, of Rt. 1, Graham, were held this afternoon at 4 o'clock at Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church.
    Mr. Rumley died suddenly at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning at this home following a year of declining health.
    A native of Alamance County, Mr. Rumley was a retired farmer and a member of Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church. He was the son of the late George W. and Mary Shatterly Rumley.
    Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Mary Catherine Williams Rumley of the home, and one brother, R. Lawrence Rumley of Rt. 1, Graham.
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The Burlington Times-News
May 6, 2004
Alfred Sharpe
    GRAHAM -- Alfred Sharpe, 79, of Route 1, Graham, died in a local hospital last night at 10 o'clock after one week of illness
    A native of Alamance County, he was the son of the late Jacob Sharpe and Lettie Moser Sharpe. He was the husband of the late Mrs. Maggie Johnson Sharpe, and was an employe of Burlington Coffin Company for 17 years until his retirement one year ago.
    Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Bessie S. Crawford of Burlington; two sons, Luther M. Sharpe of Burlington and Ralph Sharpe of Route 1, Graham; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
    Final rites will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at Cedar Cliff Methodist Church. Rev. T. M. Faggart, pastor, will officiate, assisted by Rev. M. W. Warren of Rockingham, a former pastor, Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    The body will remain at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Graham until taken in the church to lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service.
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Burlington Daily News
Jan. 29, 1923
MRS. JACOB SHARPE IS DEAD
    Mrs. Jacob Sharpe, of Saxapahaw, died at her home Saturday after a linger illness and was buried yesterday afternoon at Cedar Clift cemetery.
    The funeral services were conducted at Cedar Cliff M. P. church by her pastor, Rev. Mr. Lindley.
    Mrs. Sharpe was 57 years old and leaves a husband and four children to mourn her passing.
The Burlington Times-News
May 6, 2004
Mrs. Bertha Boger Sharpe
    BURLINGTON — Mrs. Bertha Boger Sharpe, 86, of 2123 Wiggins St., died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at her residence after several months of declining health.
    A native of Mecklenburg County, she was the wife of the late Clete Sharpe, and the daughter of the late Walter Boger and Annie Deal Boger. She was a homemaker and seamstress and was a member of Harvest Hills Church of God, where she was a Sunday school teacher.
    Survivors include two daughters, the Rev. Sandra Barker and husband, Ray, of Norfolk, Va. and Mrs. Linda Fredericksen and husband, Barry, of Burlington; a son, Mr. Robert Sharpe and wife, Candace, of Hillsborough; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild due in June.
    The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, May 7, 2004 at the Rich & Thompson Chapel in Graham by the Rev. Sandra Barker, and Dr. Russell Morris. Burial will be in Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church cemetery.
    The family will receive friends at the Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today, and at other times will be at the residence.
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The Burlington Daily Times-News
August 19, 1947
Twin Son & Daughter Sharpe
    Graveside services were conducted at 10 a.m. today for the infant twin daughter and son of Mr. and Mrs. Clete Sharpe, Sr. of Route 1, Graham. Rev. H. H. Cash officiated in Cedar Cliff Church cemetery.
    Besides the parents, the survivors are a sister, Sandra Ann of the home, Mr. and Mrs. Clete Sharpe, Sr., and Mrs. Annie Boger, grandparents, of Graham Route 2.
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The Burlington Times-News
July 30, 2000
Mrs. Merle Roberson Sharpe
    GRAHAM — Mrs. Merle Roberson Sharpe, 91, of 337 Ellington Road, died at 10:40 a.m. Saturday, July 29, 2000, at her grandson’s home in Graham, after an illness of eight months, two weeks critical.
    A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Ralph Sharpe and the daughter of Mr. Julius M. Roberson and Mrs. Viola Joella Shaw Roberson, both deceased. She was a Methodist.
    Survivors include a son, Mr. Carroll Sharpe of Graham; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by three sisters, Miss Margaret Roberson, Mrs. Frances R. Boone and Mrs. Ella R. Bettini; and five brothers, Mr. George Roberson, Mr. Roland Roberson, Mr. Jim Roberson, Mr. Nathaniel Roberson and Mr. Robert Roberson.
    The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Graham by the Rev. C. Powell Sykes, pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church cemetery.
    The family will be at the Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 7 to 9 this evening, and at other times at the residence of a grandson, Mr. Thomas Sharpe, 357 Ellington Road, Graham, N.C. 27253.
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The Burlington Times-News
May 25, 1999
Mr. Clyde Swaney
    GRAHAM — Mr. Clyde Winship Swaney, 70, of 5107 N.C. 87 South, died at 12:55 p.m. Sunday, May 23, 1999, at Alamance Regional Medical Center.
    A native of Chatham County, he was the husband of Mrs. Adelle Stout Swaney, who survives, and the son of Mr. John Swaney and Mrs. Margaret Dixon Swaney, both deceased. He was a retired employee of Variety Hosiery and a member of Victory Chapel Wesleyan Church.
    Survivors other than his wife of the home include two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Christine) Fine of Graham and Mrs. Wayne (Linda) Coggins of Mebane; two sons, Mr. Billy J. Swaney of Snow Camp and Mr. Tony M. Swaney of Graham; two sisters, Mrs. Essie Mae Boring and Ms. Delorress Swaney, both of Durham; a brother, Mr. Brack Swaney of Towas City, Mich.; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by a brother, Mr. Edgar Swaney.
    The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Victory Chapel Wesleyan Church in Snow Camp by the Rev. Raeford Brim. Burial will be in the Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church cemetery.
    The family will be at Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 this evening and at other times at the home.
    Memorials may be made to Victory Chapel Wesleyan Church, 6302 Holman Mill Road, Snow Camp, N.C. 27349-9744
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The Burlington Daily News
November 1, 2005
Tony Michael Swaney
    GRAHAM — Tony Michael Swaney, 43, of 150 Wildlife Club Road, Graham, died at Alamance Regional Medical Center on Monday, October 31, 2005 at 12:05 a.m. after seven months illness.
    A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Lori Isley Swaney, who survives, and the son of the late Clyde Winship Swaney and Adelle Stout Swaney, who survives. He was the owner and operator of T. M. Swaney Truckers.
    In addition to the wife of the home and the mother of Graham, survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Tonia Swaney Thompson and husband, Jeff, of Snow Camp and Miss Holly Michele Swaney of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Christine Fine and husband, Paul, of Graham and Mrs. Linda Coggins and husband, Wayne, of Mebane; one brother, Mr. Billy J. Swaney and wife, Joyce, of Graham; and one grandson, Jeremy Michael Thompson.
    The funeral will be conducted at the Rich & Thompson Chapel in Graham on Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. by the Rev. Steve Loy.
    Burial will follow the service in Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church cemetery.
    The family will receive friends at the Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 6:00 to 8:00 this evening, and at other times they will be at the residence.
    Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4-A Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, N.C. 27407 or to a charity of one’s choice.
    Condolences may be sent to the family at info@richandthompson.com
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The Burlington Times-News
February 17, 1999
Mrs. Phyllis F. Teague
    CLEMMONS — Mrs. Phyllis Foust Teague, 84, of 2040 Harper Road, died at 1:10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, at Oak Summit Nursing Center in Winston-Salem after one year of failing health, one week critical.
    A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Thomas Lacy Teague Sr., and the daughter of Mr. William Fletcher Foust and Mrs. Ida Perry Foust, both deceased. She was an election poll worker, and a member of Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church.
    Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Ida Dee Smith of Mebane; four sons, Mr. Lou Foust of Graham, Mr. Thomas L. Teague Jr. of Winston-Salem, Mr. Randy F. Teague of Davenport, Iowa, and Mr. Steve Teague of Clemmons; one sister, Mrs. Leola Robbins of Burlington; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by three brothers, Mr. William P. “Bill” Foust, Mr. Jack Foust and Mr. Chalmers “Chink” Foust.
    The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church by Dr. George P. Robinson, retired Methodist minister. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    The family will be at Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 7 to 9 this evening.
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The Burlington Times-News
April 4, 2001
Mrs. Faye Ray Thrift
    GRAHAM — Mrs. Faye Ray Thrift, 64, of 9C Cates Circle, died at 8:22 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after several years of failing health.
    A native of Moore County, she was the daughter of Mr. William Marvin Ray and Mrs. Georgia Touchstone Ray, both deceased. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Efland.
    Survivors include a son, Mr. Mark B. Thrift of Graham; four sisters, Mrs. Horace (Edna) Gosnell of Shelby, Mrs. Williams (Evelyn) Roberts of Palatka, Fla., and Mrs. Clay (Betty) Hinshaw and Mrs. Boyd (Nancy) Cooper, both of Graham; a brother, Mr. Donald Raymond Ray of Graham; and one grandchild.
    A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church cemetery.
    The family will be at Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 Thursday evening and at other times at 4901 N.C. 87 South, Graham.
    Memorials may be made to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, P.O. Box 2122, Burlington, N.C. 27216-2122.
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The Burlington Times-News
September 9, 1999
Mrs. Emily G. Tingen
    GRAHAM — Mrs. Emily Graves Tingen, 85, of 246 Graves Road, died at 6:03 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1999, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after several years of failing health.
    A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Warren Tingen and the daughter of Mr. Wade Isador Graves and Mrs. Fannie Lee Sharpe Graves, both deceased. She was a homemaker and a member of Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church.
    Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Vallie Graves Baldwin of Graham; and a brother, Mr. Clyde Graves of Graham.
    The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Graham by the Rev. Richard Dawson. Burial will be in Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church cemetery.
    The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 this evening.
    Memorial may be made to the Joseph and Kathleen Bryan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, 725 Broad St., Durham, N.C. 27705.
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The Burlington Times-News
September 27, 2001
Mrs. Josie Elizabeth Graves Williams
GRAHAM — Mrs. Josie Elizabeth Graves Williams, 91, of 4383 Cedar Cliff Road, died at 9:18 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at Alamance Health Care Center after four years of failing health, and a critical illness of one week.
    A native of Alamance County, she was the daughter of the late Eli Martin Graves and Martha Jane Williams Graves. She was a homemaker and was a member of Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church.
    Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Jane Wilson, Mrs. Marie Dodson and Mrs. Mary Hodgin, all of Graham; three sons, Mr. G. Dewey Williams of Oak Island, and Mr. Harvey M. Williams and Mr. Roy L. Williams, both of Graham; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Fairy Copeland and Mrs. Matt Williams; three brothers, Mr. Roy Graves, Mr. Dewey Graves and Mr. George Graves.
    The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church by the Rev. Richard Dawson, pastor. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    The family will receive friends at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, and at other times at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Hodgin, 4858 Preacher Holmes Road, Graham.
    Memorials may be made to Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church, 4683 Cedar Cliff Road, Graham, N.C. 27253.
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The Burlington Daily Times-News
January 23, 1973
Henry M. Zachary
    GRAHAM-- Henry M. Zachary, 76, of Rt. 1, Graham, died in a Greensboro hospital Monday afternoon following several years of failing health and two weeks of critical illness.
    A native of Alamance County, he was the son of the late Seymore Enoch and Tizie Moody Zachary, and the husband of the late Eliza Jane Coble Zachary. He was a retired farmer and textile worker.
    He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Velena Z. Sharpe of Rt. 1, Graham.
    Final rites will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Cedar Cliff United Methodist Church. The Rev. Jerry Turner, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in Alamance Memorial Park.
    The body was taken to the residence this afternoon to remain until taken to the church 30 minutes prior to the service.
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The Burlington Daily Times-News
May 9, 1966
Herman N. Zachary
    MEBANE -- Final rites for Herman Nathaniel Zachary, 67, of Rt. 1, Mebane, were held yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at Cedar Cliff Methodist Church.
    Mr. Zachary died in a Burlington hospital Friday morning at 6:30 o'clock after four weeks of declining health and two days of critical illness
    He was a native of Alamance County, son of the late Seymour Enoch and Mrs. Tizzie Elzor Moody Zachary.
    surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Susie Moore of Haw River and Mrs. Clylie Helen Reay of Sacramento, Calif.; two sons, Thomas D. Zachary of Rt. 1, Mebane, and Seymore A. Zachary of Rt. 2, Graham; one sister, Mrs. Velena Z. Sharp of Rt. 1, Graham; one brother, Henry Zachary of Rt. 1, Graham; and 13 grandchildren.
    Conducting the service was the Rev. James D. Long, pastor, assisted by the Rev. Bill Culberson, pastor of Riverdale Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.
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