CROSS ROADS OBITUARIES

Greensboro News & Record
May 24, 1995
Corrina Page Aldridge
    BURLINGTON - Mrs. Corrina Page Aldridge, 78, of 2874 Union Ridge Road died Monday, May 22, 1995 at Alamance County Hospital.
    Born in Caswell County to the late Charlie Henry Page and the late Roberta Page Page, she was the widow of the late James Whitted Aldridge. She was a retired dietician for Alamance County Hospital and was a member of Lakeview Community United Church of Christ.
   Funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Lakeview Community United Church of Christ with burial in Cross Roads Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Mebane. The Rev. Reid Dickens, pastor of the church will be assisted by Layman Lawrence L. Rudd of Peoples Memorial Christian Church in conducting the services.
   Mrs. Aldridge is survived by daughters, Mrs. Junior "Dot" Hicks of Burlington and Mrs. Janice Shotwell of Graham; sons, Larry L. Aldridge of Burlington and Kenneth A. Aldridge of Pleasant Garden; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Omie Snipes and Mrs. Merita Rich, Mrs. Dixie Sartin and Mrs. Gaynell Murray, all of Burlington; brothers, Brannock Page of Elon College and Kayo S. Page of Burlington.
   Memorials may be made to Congregational United Church of Christ, 400 W. Radiance Dr., Greensboro, N.C. 27403.
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The Burlington Daily Times-News
June 7, 1973
Mamie A. Aldridge
   Mrs. Mamie Anderson Aldridge, 80, of Rt. 5, Burlington, died at 8:23 a.m. today in a local hospital following three years of failing health and eight day of critical illness.
   A native of Alamance County, she was the daughter of the late James and Nannie Whitted Anderson, and the wife of the Walter David Aldridge. She was a member of the Cross Roads Presbyterian Church.
   Survivors include three daughters. Mrs. Lula Kimsey of Greensboro, Miss Nell Aldridge and Miss Mary Aldridge, both of the home; two sons, Levi P. Aldridge of Burlington, Marvin M. Aldridge of Rt. 5, Burlington; one sister, Mrs. Myra A. Wyatte of Rt. 9, Burlington; one brother, Dallas M. Anderson of Rt. 5, Burlington; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
   Final rites will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Cross Roads Presbyterian Church. The Rev. James M. Rissmiller, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   The body will remain at McClure Funeral Home in Graham until taken to the church for the service. The family will be at the funeral on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.
   The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the building fund of the Cross Roads Presbyterian Church.
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Greensboro News & Record
August 6, 1996
Mary Alice Aldridge
   BURLINGTON - Miss Mary Alice Aldridge, 66, of 2960 Mebane-Rogers Rd., Burlington, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 1996, at Danville Regional Medical Center, Danville, Va.
   The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church.
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Greensboro News & Record
March 8, 1994
Henry Wilson Allison
   BURLINGTON - Henry Wilson Allison, 68, of Burlington died Monday, March 7, 1994.
   Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 9 at McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Burlington.
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Greensboro News & Record
May 1, 1993
Josephine V. Amick
   MEBANE - Mrs. Josephine Virginia Amick, 74, of 4808 Forest Lake Drive died April 29, 1993, at her residence.
   Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Mebane United Methodist Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be in Cross Roads Presbyterian Church cemetery.
   A native of Charlotte, she was a homemaker, a member of Reviewer's Club and the Ladies Golf Association. She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and a leader of the Mebane Teenage Club.
   Surviving are husband, G. C. Amick; daughters, Mrs. Jeanette Armour of Newark, Del., Mrs. Jo Anne Hunter of Mebane; three grandchildren.
   The family will be at McClure Funeral Home 7-9 tonight.
   Contributions may be made to Mebane United Methodist Church, 200 South Fourth Street, Mebane, N.C. 27302.
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Winston-Salem Journal (NC)
September 23, 2004
Edwin Brooks Anderson Sr.
   Edwin Brooks Anderson Sr., 76, of Winston-Salem died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.
   He was born Nov. 19, 1927, in Raleigh to William Lee Anderson and Ruth Tate Anderson.
   He first attended N.C. State University and graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a bachelor's degree in commerce. He served in the U.S. Navy at the close of World War II and in the U.S. Army in Germany during the Korean War. He worked as a real-estate broker and self-employed real-estate appraiser. He was president of the Winston-Salem Board of Realtors in 1965 and of the Piedmont chapter of the Society of Real Estate Appraisers from 1976 to 1977. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where he had held the offices of deacon and president of the Covenant Class. Ed had a lifelong love of nature, especially birds. He enjoyed fishing, camping and visiting North Carolina's nature museums and aquariums with his family.
   He is survived by his wife, Vada; and children Ruth of Charlottesville, Va., Edwin Jr. and wife Katherine of Charlotte, and Andrew of Washington, D.C. He is also survived by brother William Anderson and wife Margaret of Charlotte; and sister Ruth Ramseur and husband George of Sewanee, Tenn.
   A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept 24, at First Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall. There will be a graveside service for the family at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Mebane.
   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, 3302 N. NC 119, Mebane, NC 27302 or the American Heart Association, NC Office, P.O. Box 4390, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-4390.
   Arrangements are by Vogler's Main Street Chapel.
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Greensboro News & Record
September 2, 1990
Adrian Barger
   HAW RIVER - Adrian F. Barger, 76, of 505 E. Main St. died Friday at Alamance Memorial Hospital.
   Funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   A native of Hickory, he was former owner of the Home & Farm Center of Haw River and Burlington. He was past president of Haw River Kiwanis Club and served on the Town Council and as mayor pro tem. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was of the Lutheran faith and attended Cross Roads Presbyterian Church.
   The family will be at McClure Funeral Home, Graham, 3-5 p.m. today, other times at the home.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, 3302 North N.C. 119, Mebane, N.C. 27302.
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Greensboro News & Record
July 19, 1994
Albert T. Barnwell
   MEBANE - Albert T. Barnwell, 90, of Mebane died Monday, July 18, 1994.
   Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Arbor Primitive Baptist Church. The family will be at Rich & Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 6-8 tonight.
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Greensboro News & Record
July 19, 1997
Fannie Hooper Barnwell
   MEBANE - Mrs. Fannie Hooper Barnwell, 89, of 1726 Prospect Church Rd., Mebane, died Thursday, July 17, 1997.
   The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 19, 1997, at Bush Arbor Primitive Baptist Church.
   Arrangements are by the Rich and Thompson Mortuary, Burlington.
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Greensboro News & Record
December 2, 1992
John J. Berry
   BURLINGTON - John J. Berry, 87, of 6908 N. Highway 62 died Dec. 1, 1992, at Alamance County Hospital.
   Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, of which he was a member. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   A native of Knox County, Tenn., he was retired from Burlington Industries.
   Surviving are daughter, Mrs. Joan B. Escherich of Burlington; son, Bobby Mac Berry of the home; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
   The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham 7-9 tonight, other times at the home of Mrs. Joan B. Escherich, 6848 N. Highway 62.
   Memorials may be made to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, 317 N. Graham-Hopedale Road, Burlington, N.C. 27217, or to The Leukemia Society of America, N.C. Chapter, 5624 Executive Center Drive, Suite 100, Charlotte, N.C.
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The Burlington Times-News
5-21-2005
Mrs. Virginia Sellars Bowland
   MEBANE — Mrs. Virginia Sellars Bowland, 88, of 3747 N.C. 119 North, died suddenly Thursday, May 19, 2005, at Alamance Regional Medical Center.
   A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late James Wesley Bowland, and the daughter of the late Julian Sellars and Minnie Jane Roney Sellars. She was retired from Kayser-Roth Corporation, Burlington, and was a member of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church. She was also a member of the Mebane Historical Museum Society, Eno Presbyterian Quilters in Cedar Grove, and was also active in the Pleasant Grove community.
   Survivors include a son, Wesley Eugene Bowland of Snow Camp; sisters, Catherine Sellars Green of Burlington and Doris Sellars Sorrell of Durham; granddaughters, Anita Pugh of Charleston, S.C., Belinda Baisden, Jennifer Vaughn, and Catherine Horne, all of Mebane, and Jessica Horne of Charlotte; and greatgrandsons, Wesley Holland, Dustin Bradshaw, Kohl Bradshaw, Nichols Baisden, and Nathan Baisden.
   The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Saturday, May 21, 2005, at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Tempe Fussell, pastor. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   The family will receive friends at the home.
   McClure Funeral Home in Mebane is in charge of arrangements.
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The Burlington Times-News
2-9-2003
Mrs. Eunice Evans Carden
   MEBANE — Mrs. Eunice Evans Carden, 90, of 747 S. Eighth St., died at 12:40 a.m. Saturday, February 8, 2003 at Alamance Health Care in Burlington after two years of declining health.
   A native of Orange County, she was the wife of the late Ervin Carden and the daughter of Ernest Arlington Evans and Bertha Nancy Ezzell Evans, both deceased. She was a retired employee of Burlington Industries.
   Eunice Carden was an active member of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church for 63 years. She was dedicated to leading others to salvation through Jesus Christ as a Sunday School teacher, Vacation Bible School teacher and a member of the Choir. She was the president of the Women of the Church, Circle chairperson and participated on the Witness and Service Committee.
   Eunice was an active member of the community as the co-chairperson at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church for the Meals on Wheels program. She delivered meals to shut-ins for 25 years. She was a member of Emma Harris Garden Club of Mebane.
   Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Grace Evans Dennis and Mrs. Linda Evans Terveen, both of Mebane; a brother, Harold P. Evans Sr. of Haw River; and several nieces and nephews.
   She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Tula Holden and Ms. Ruby Ellen Evans; and three brothers, Mr. J. B. Evans, Mr. Lonnie Evans and Mr. E. A. Evans Jr.
   The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Jonathon Barker and the Rev. Harry Barnette. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   The family will receive friends at McClure Funeral Home in Mebane from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, and at other times at the home of Mr. Grant and Mrs. Linda Terveen, 318 Supper Club Road, Mebane.
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Greensboro News & Record
October 30, 1991
C. Howard Cates
   MEBANE - C. Howard Cates, 84, of 4870 Mebane Rogers Road died Tuesday at the Skilled Nursing Division of Alamance Memorial Hospital.
   Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Crossroads Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   A native of Alamance County, he was a member of the Alumni Association of North Carolina State University, of Bingham Masonic Lodge 272, and a member of the Board of Trustees of Alamance Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
   Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Eloise Woosley Cates.
   The family will be at Walkers Funeral Home 7-9 p.m. today, other times at the residence.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund or to the charity of the donor's choice.
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Greensboro News & Record
December 14, 1991
Bethel Christopher
   MEBANE - Bethel Herbert Christopher, 92, of 525 Woodlawn Road died Friday at Alamance County Hospital.
   Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mebane United Methodist Church, of which he was a member. Burial will be in the Cross Roads Presbyterian Church cemetery.
   A native of Orange County, he was a retired supervisor with Hillsborough's White Furniture Co. cabinet department. He was a member of Bingham Masonic Lodge 272 AF&AM and McFarland-Shaw Sunday School class at his church.
   Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Polly Webster of Mebane, Mrs. Doris Graves of Phoenix, Ariz.; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.
   The family will be at McClure Funeral Home 3-5 p.m. today, other times at the residence.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Mebane United Methodist Church, 200 S. Fourth St., Mebane, N.C. 27302.
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Greensboro News & Record
April 30, 1994
Dr. Frank Wayne Clements
   BURLINGTON - Dr. Frank Wayne Clements, 51, of 415 Neese Drive died at 6:30 a.m. Friday, April 29, 1994, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill after a brief illness.
   He was born in Shreveport, La., to the late Frank Mark Clements and Mrs. Lerla Fulmer Clements, who survives. He was a member of Front Street United Methodist Church, where he formerly served as a Sunday School teacher. Dr. Clements was formerly a principal of South Mebane Elementary School, E. M. Holt Elementary School for 11 years, Graham High School, and was the present principal of Alexander-Wilson Elementary School. He was a member of Alamance County Principals Association, and the NCASA. Dr. Clements was a graduate of Louisiana Tech and received his doctorate from UNCG. He was active in YMCA Indian Guides, serving as Nations Chief, United Way, and Heart Association. Dr. Clements was the Science Demonstration teacher in Alamance County Schools. He was a member of Olde Forest Racquet Club.
   Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 1 at Front Street United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Cross Roads Presbyterian Church cemetery. Dr. Jack L. Hunter, pastor of Front Street United Methodist Church, will officiate.
   Surviving are wife, Mrs. Kay Lanning Clements of the home; one daughter, Miss Cathi Layne Clements of the home; one son, Kyle Lanning Clements of Greenville, S.C.; his mother, Lerla Fulmer Clements of Haughton, La.; two sisters, Ms. Ann C. Crouch of Shreveport, La., Mrs. Sharon C. Glasscock of Haughton, La.; one brother, David F. Clements of Haughton, La.
   Dr. Clements will remain at Lowe Funeral Home until taken to the church for the funeral service. The family will receive friends 7-9 tonight at the funeral home, other times at the residence.
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Greensboro News & Record
February 7, 1997
Shellie Saunders Coble
   GRAHAM - Mrs. Shellie Saunders Coble, 34, of Graham, died Wednesday.
   The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church.
   The family will receive friends at Lowe Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. Friday.
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Herald-Sun, The (Durham, NC)
February 18, 2002
John Erwin Copley
   MEBANE - John Erwin Copley, 80, of 203 S. 7th St., died February 17, 2002, at Duke University Hospital. He was born October 16, 1921, in Chatham County, son of John Jones Copley and Goodman Roberts Copley, both deceased. Mr. Copley was employed at Duke Power for 37 years. He was a member of the Bingham Lodge #272 AF&AM and also a member of the Scottish Rite and Amran Temple. He served as fire chief of the Mebane Volunteer Fire Department for several years. Mr. Copley was a veteran of the Air Force and was a lifelong member of Mebane United Methodist Church.
   He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mrs. Ruth Vincent Copley of the home; a godson, Philip Compton of San Diego, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Edith Lambert of Vienna, Va., Mrs. Lillian Bobbit of Washington, and Delia Copley of Durham; and several nieces and nephews.
   Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Crossroads Presbyterian Church Cemetery by the Rev. Luis F. Reinoso.
   Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday at Walker's Funeral Home in Mebane.
   Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund and Crossroads Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund.
   Walker's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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The Burlington Times-News
2-28-2001
Mrs. Doris Foster Crenshaw
   MEBANE — Mrs. Doris Foster Crenshaw, 74, formerly of 1015 Mebane-Airport Road, died at 2:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, at the Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center of Alamance after a critical illness of three months.
   A native of Mebane, she was the daughter of Mr. Willie Lawrence Foster and Mrs. Lucille Ray Foster, both deceased. She was a member of Mebane Presbyterian Church and assisted in the nursery. She was active in the First Presbyterian Church of Burlington and served as circle chairman, pastor’s aide, pianist for the primary department and helped with Bible school. She was a former member and served as president of the Burlington Junior Woman’s Club and the Burlington Woman’s Club. She was a member of the Mebane Junior Woman’s Club. She received “Young Woman of the Year” award in 1962 for Alamance County given by the Burlington Junior Woman’s Club. She served on the State Advisory Committee for the Children’s Home Society in Greensboro. She served as president of Hillcrest Elementary School PTA, secretary of Turrentine Junior High PTA, and on the Parliamentary Committee at Williams High School. She was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader for seven years, and was active in the United Way, the bloodmobile and health drives. She was program chairman and president of the Early American Garden Club.
   Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Cathy C. Patton of Winston-Salem, Ms. Vicki C. Chance of Burlington and Mrs. Jamie C. Compton of Graham; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
   She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ms. Pamela Crenshaw, and a sister, Mrs. Peggy Foster Horton.
   The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mebane Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Jeff Smith, pastor, and the Rev. Lou East, assistant pastor of Graham Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Cross Roads Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Mebane.
   The family will be at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 6 to 8 this evening and at other times at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Jamie Compton, 1511 Rogers Road, Graham.
   Memorials may be made to Cross Roads Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, 3302 N.C. 119 North, Mebane, N.C. 27302.
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The Burlington Times-News
6-25-2002
Mrs. Mary Alice Deasey
   MEBANE — Mrs. Mary Alice O’Donell Deasey, 76, of 306 Buckingham Drive, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 23,2002, at her residence after several years of failing health.
   A native of Bloomfield, N.J., she was the wife of the late Robert Stephen Deasey. She was a retired registered nurse and was a member of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, where she was chairman of Circle #2.
   Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Mary Clara Collins of Mebane; two sons, John Deasey and Geoffrey Deasey, both of the home; and a sister, Mrs. Nan Gouger of Fredon, N.J.
   A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church cemetery by Jonathan Barker, interim pastor of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church.
   There will be no visitation at the funeral home. The family will receive friends at the home.
   McClure Funeral Home in Mebane is in charge of arrangements.
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The Burlington Times-News
2-16-2003
Mrs. Mary Ruth Coble Efird
   MEBANE — Mrs. Mary Ruth Coble Efird, 68, died Saturday, February 15, 2003 at the Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. A native of Alamance County and the daughter of the late Robert Coble and Lillie Pace Coble.
   She was a registered nurse employed for many years with the Presbyterian Home of Hawfields. She was a member of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church.
   Mrs. Efird is survived by her children, Jeff Efird of Asheville, NC; Janet Carter of Fayetteville, NC and Beth Graham of Murrells Inlet, SC; grandson, Coleman Efird; sisters, Sarah Ingram of Benson, NC; Jean Prince of Charlotte, NC; brothers, John Coble and David Coble both of Burlington; two nieces and six nephews.
   The funeral services are scheduled for Monday, February 17, 2003 at 2:00 PM at The Cross Roads Presbyterian Church.
   The family will receive friends from 12:45-1:45 PM prior to the service at the church. The burial will follow in the church cemetery.
   Memorials may be made to the Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, 3302 North NC 119, Mebane, NC 27302 or to The Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell, P O Box 2122, Burlington, NC 27216.
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The Burlington Times-News
9-26-1999
Mrs. Margaret P. Garrison
   MEBANE — Mrs. Margaret “Zelia” Patton Garrison, 85, of 4121 Mebane-Rogers Road, died at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999, at Presbyterian Home of Hawfields, after four months of failing health.
   A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Thomas Franklin Garrison and the daughter of Mr. Lonnie Lee Patton and Mrs. Mary Bason Patton, both deceased. She was a homemaker and a member of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church.
   Survivors include two daughters, Ms. Dorothy Fisher of Greensboro and Ms. Kathy Garrison of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Lee Young and Mrs. Hazeline Tickle, both of Mebane; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
   The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church by the Rev. T. Allen Huff Jr., pastor. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Mebane from 6 to 8 this evening and at other times at the home.
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The Burlington Times-News
[No Paper Date]
Mr. Thomas Garrison
   MEBANE - Mr. Thomas Franklin Garrison, 85, of 4121 Mebane-Rogers Road, died at 4:45 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, at Coble Health Center in Durham after a long illness.
   A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Mrs. Margaret Patton Garrison, who survives, and the son of Mr. Leslie Leon Garrison and Mrs. Maude Walker Garrison, both deceased. He was a retired farmer. He was a member of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, where he was a former trustee and former deacon.
   Survivors other than his wife of the home include two daughters, Ms. Dorothy Fisher of Greensboro and Ms. Kathy Garrison of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Alice Kapp of Mebane and Mrs. Elise Isley of Burlington; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
   The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Allen Huff, pastor. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Mebane from 6 to 8 Tuesday evening, and at other times at the home.
   Memorials may be made to Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, 3302 N.C. 119 North, Mebane, N.C. 27302.
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Herald-Sun, The (Durham, NC)
November 6, 1995
Jeffrey Melvin Hall
   EFLAND -- Mr. Jeffrey Melvin Hall, 60, of 115 S. Oak St., died Saturday in the Hillhaven Rehabilitation Center in Chapel Hill following a lengthy illness.
   Mr. Hall was a native of Rockingham Co. He was a member of the Cross Roads Presbyterian Church in Mebane.
   Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 PM in the Walker's Funeral Home Chapel in Hillsborough. Officiating will be Pastor David Bolick. Burial will follow in the Efland United Methodist Church Cemetery.
   Surviving are his wife, Betty Tillman Hall; three sons, Tony Melvin Hall and Bobby Odell Hall of Hillsborough and James Wesley Hall of Mebane; two sisters, Shirley Hall Roberts and Catherine Hall Allen of Prospect Hill; one brother, Frank Allison Hall of Mebane; one step-son, Mark Steven Ayers of Burlington; and three step-daughters, Vickie Burnette of Danville, VA, Jean Miller of Mebane, and Caroline Horner of Graham; and three grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 PM at Walker's Funeral Home in Hillsborough.
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Greensboro News & Record
May 17, 1991
Granville A. Kapp
   MEBANE - Granville Alexander Kapp, 70, of 1206 Miles Chapel Road died Thursday at his residence.
   Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Haw River Christian Church, of which he was a member. Burial will be in Cross Roads Presbyterian Church cemetery.
   A native of Forsyth County, he was a farmer and a retired employee of the State Department of Transportation.
   Surviving are wife, Mrs. Mary Garrison Kapp; daughters, Mrs. Anne Kapp Wagoner of Elon College, Mrs. Sharon Kapp Dunlap of Graham; son, Granville Alexander Kapp Jr. of Mebane; sisters, Mrs. Cleo Meadows, Mrs. Audrey Hauser, both of Tobaccoville, Mrs. Margaret DeLaura of Norfolk, Mrs. Lou Mae Fowler of Walnut Cove, Mrs. Jackie Mise of Wendell, Mrs. Rachel Kiser of King; brother, Mack D. Kapp of Mebane; five grandchildren.
   The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham 7-9 p.m. today.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Haw River Christian Church, 415 Roxboro St., Haw River, N.C. 27258, or to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, 1713 Edgewood Ave., Burlington, N.C. 27215.
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Greensboro News & Record
September 17, 1991
Preston Hill Keith
   BURLINGTON - Preston Hill Keith, 61, of 1510 Sherwood Drive died Monday at his home.
   Funeral will be at 4 p.m. today at Brookwood Baptist Church, of which he was a member. Burial will be in Cross Roads Presbyterian Church cemetery in Mebane.
   A native of Rowan County, he was a retired teacher for the city schools in Burlington and a former employee of H & R Block. He was a graduate of Catawba College, an Army veteran of the Korean War, and a Sunday School superintendent and deacon at his church.
   Surviving are wife, Mrs. Linda Lanning Keith; daughter, Miss Kristi Lynn Keith of the home; stepdaughter, Mrs. Karen Holt Lunsford of Burlington; stepson, Mark Holt of Mebane; mother, Mrs. Ethel Wyatt Keith of Salisbury; brother, Herman Keith of Salisbury, Joe Keith of Canyon County, Calif.
   The family will be at the residence.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Brookwood Baptist Church, 1606 W. Davis St., Burlington, N.C. 27215.
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The Burlington Times-News
03-16-2003
Mrs. Billie Young King
   MEBANE — Mrs. Billie Young King, 68, of 503 N. First St., died at 8:20 a.m. Saturday at her residence following several years of declining health and two months critical illness.
   A native of Alamance County, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Mary Ray Young and a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mebane.
   Survivors include a daughter, Debra King Holt and her husband, Eddie Holt of Mebane, two sons and their wives, Ricky and Susan King, David and Sheliah King of Mebane, two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth “Lib” Nicholson of Mebane, Mrs. Eula Mae Burke, of Asheboro,
   The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Mebane by Dr. Terry Farmer. Burial will follow in the Cross Roads Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at McClure Funeral Home in Mebane from 6 to 8 p.m.
   Memorials may be made to Cross Roads Cemetery Fund, attn: Jim Whitlow, 3302 N.C. 119 North, Mebane, N.C. 27302 or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance/Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, N.C. 27215.
   Our precious Mamama, your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will always cherish your love and the memories of your time here on earth. We will miss you and we will remember the joy you brought to our lives.
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Billie Young King
   Age at Death: 68
   Birth Date: abt 1935
   Death Date: Mar/15/2003
   Newspaper Title: The Courier Tribune
   Newspaper Location: Asheboro, NC, US
   Obituary Publication Date: Apr/13/2004
   Locations Mentioned in Obituary: Burlington, NC; Asheboro; Alamance; Mebane, NC
   Other Persons Mentioned in Obituary: Elizabeth "Lib" Nicholson; Debra King Holt; C. Melvin Young; David King; Terry Farmer; Eula Mae Burke; Lib Nicholson; Ricky King
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Greensboro News & Record
October 3, 1994
Brian C. King
   MEBANE - Mr. Brian Clay King, 27, of Andros Island, Bahamas, formerly of 530 Woodlawn Road died.
   Memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Jim Rissmiller and the Rev. David McCarthy officiating.
   A native of Alamance County, Mr. King was the son of Mr. Melvin King and Mrs. Barbara Ross and was employed by Autec. He was a member of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church.
   Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Stacey Forrest King; mother, Mrs. Barbara Ross of Greensboro; father, Mr. Melvin King of Mebane; brothers, Mr. Mel King of Pompano Beach, Florida and Mr. Mike King of Andros Island, Bahamas; sister, Mrs. Chris "Ellen" Baldwin of Greensboro; and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Jennie May King of Mebane.
   The family will be at the Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday evening and other times at the residence of the father, 530 Woodlawn Rd., Mebane, and at the residence of the mother, 1305 Forrest Acre Circle, Pleasant Garden.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Save the Manatee Club, 500 N. Maitland Ave., Suite 210, Maitland, Florida 32751.
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Greensboro News & Record
February 5, 1996
Jennie C. King
   MEBANE - Jennie C. King, 85, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 1996.
   Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church.
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The Burlington Daily Times-News
Feb. 23, 1974
Thomas Lynch
   MEBANE -- Thomas Marvin Lynch, 79, of Rt. 1, Mebane, died in a Sanford nursing home Thursday night following an extended illness.
   He was a native of Durham County, the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. William Lynch. He was a retired Navy Lieutenant Commander, having served 30 years with the Navy, and the holder of the Navy Cross for bravery. He was a member of Bingham Lodge No. 272, of which he served as Master, the New Bern Consistory No. 3. Lynch served for many years as an elder in the Cross Roads Presbyterian Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Luch Robbins Lynch of the home, and three sisters, Mrs. Charles Ross of Beckley, W. Va., Mrs. Charles Murphy of Salisbury; and Mrs. Henry Walker of Hayes, Va.
   Final rites will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. James M. Rissmiller, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Cross Roads Cemetery.
   The body will remain at Walker Funeral Home in Mebane until taken to the church one hour prior to the funeral. Visitation will begin today at noon. The family will be at the home at Rt. 1, Mebane.
   In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Cross Roads Presbyterian Church building fund.
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The Burlington Times-News
2-2-2006
Dorothy Varner "Dot" McCauley
   BURLINGTON — Dorothy Varner "Dot" McCauley, 93, formerly of N.C. 62 North, died on Wednesday, February 1, 2006, at the Presbyterian Home of Hawfields in Mebane after a critical illness of two weeks.
   She was born in Guilford County, daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Mamie Lynch Varner, and was married to the late C. R. "Jack" McCauley Jr. She was a homemaker and a member of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church.
   She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Jane and Jim Whitlow of Burlington and Beverly and Nello Barbee of Graham; son and daughter-in-law, Jackie and Carol McCauley of Graham; grandchildren, Dawne Lee, Todd Forbis, Claudia Pope, Wendy Byrd and Jacqueline McCauley; stepgrandsons, Jeff Kirchbaun and Tray Barbee; eight greatgrandchildren; one great-stepgrandchild; sisters, Helen Bennett and Nina Apple, both of Gibsonville; and a brother, Leroy Varner of Gibsonville.
   She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sisters, Betty Lou Varner, Christine Foust and Ruth Varner; and a brother, J. C. Varner.
   The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 3, 2006, at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Tempe Fussell. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
   The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 this evening at Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory, and other times at the home of Jane and Jim Whitlow, 2348 Pleasant Grove School Road, Burlington or at the home of Beverly and Nello Barbee, 548 Woodland Drive, Graham.
   Memorials may be made to Cross Roads Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, 3302 N.C. 119 North, Mebane, N.C. 27302.
   Condolences may be sent to the family at info@lowefuneralhome.com
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The Burlington Daily Times-News
July 18, 1964
Charlie Lemuel Mitchell, Jr.
Abbreviated Obit
   Charlie Lemuel Mitchell, Jr. 39, of Rt. 5, Burlington was found dead this morning at 5:45 o'clock at the home of a friend in Mebane.
   He was a native of Alamance County, son of Mrs. Katie Boone Mitchell of Rt. 5, Burlington, who survives, and the late Charlie L. Mitchell. He was employed at Lucas Esso Service Station on Highway 100.
   Prior to entering the service station business, he was a farmer in the Pleasant Grove Community. He was a member of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church.
   Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edna Young Mitchell of the home; three daughters, Linda Mitchell, Evon Mitchell and Bonnie Mitchell, all of the home; one sister, Mrs. Warren Walker of Graham; and one brother, Paul Mitchell of Durham.
   The funeral service will be held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church. Officiating will be Rev. Harry F. Barnett, pastor.
   The body will remain at McClure Funeral Home in Graham until taken to the church to lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. The family will be at the funeral home tomorrow night from 7 to 9 o'clock.
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Herald-Sun, The (Durham, NC)
June 17, 1995
Edna Rebecca Young Mitchell
   MEBANE -- Mrs. Edna Rebecca Young Mitchell, 71, of 205 N. 9th St., died Friday, June 16 in Duke Medical Center after a long illness.
   Mrs. Mitchell, a native of Orange County, was the daughter of the late Jacob Lee and Bertie Cecil Young. She was a retired employee of Nutri-Pack in Mebane and member of Efland United Methodist Church. The funeral will be conducted at 3 PM Sunday at Efland United Methodist Church by the Rev. Brent Laytham and the Rev. David I. McCarthy. Burial will be in the Cross Roads Presbyterian Church cemetery.
   Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Buster (Evon) Leach and Mrs. Kenneth (Bonnie) Knight, both of Mebane; a sister, Mrs. Jack (Mary) Spivey of Mebane; and five grandchildren; she was preceded in death by two sisters, Ms. Alene Young Walters and Mrs. Ruby Young Walters; three brothers, Mrs. Oscar Young, Mr. Luchen Young and Mr. Buck Young; and a granddaughter, Miss Kristy Leach. The family will receive friends at McClure Funeral Home in Mebane 7-9 PM today and other times at the home of Kenny & Bonnie Knight, 201 E. Laramie Drive. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, 317 N. Graham-Hopedale Road, Burlington 27217; or to Cross Roads Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, 3302 N. NC 119, Mebane 27302.
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The Burlington Daily Times
Nov. 7, 1927
John A. Mitchell
   Mr. John A. Mitchell, aged 77 years, died yesterday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. F. Bowland, in the Pleasant Grove section, following a six week illness of paralysis.
   He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. J. F. Pace; Mebane Route 1; and Mrs. G. H. Tingen, Mebane. There are also surviving a sister and brother, Mrs. J. Mace Roney and Tim Mitchell, Burlington, Route 3.
   Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at Cross Roads church by Rev. J. S. Jones and remains interred in the churchyard. Mr. Mitchell was one of the best known men of the neighborhood, and will be missed in the various activities in the section.
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Greensboro News & Record (NC)
January 25, 2004
Ruth Oakley Nicks
   BURLINGTON Mrs. Ruth Oakley Nicks, 96, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004.
   The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel.
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Greensboro News & Record
February 25, 1992
John Nicks Sr.
   BURLINGTON - John Calvin Nicks Sr., 87, of 2164 Sandy Cross Road died Sunday Feb. 23, 1992, at Alamance County Hospital.
   Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lowe Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cross Roads Presbyterian Church cemetery.
   A native of Caswell County, he was a retired farmer and a member of Prospect Methodist Church.
   Surviving are wife, Mrs. Ruth Oakley Nicks; daughter, Mrs. Algene Nicks Storey of Burlington; son, J.C. Nicks Jr. of Mebane; brother, Ralph Nicks of Gibsonville; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
   The family will be at the funeral home 6-8:30 p.m. today, other times at the residence.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Cross Roads Presbyterian Church General Fund, Highway 119 North, Mebane, N.C. 27302.
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The Burlington Daily Times-News
Dec. 1, 1971
Sallie Pace
   MEBANE -- Mrs. Sallie Mitchell Pace, 91, of Rt. 2, Mebane, died this morning at 4:40 o'clock at her residence following several years of failing health and two days of critical illness.
   A native of Orange County, she was the daughter of the late John and Betty Lata Mitchell and wife of the late John P. Pace. She was the oldest member of the Cross Roads Presbyterian Church.
   She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lillie Coble of Rt. 5, Burlington, Mrs. Lena McPherson of Rt. 2, Mebane; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
   Final rites will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:3- o'clock at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church. The Rev. James M. Rissmiller, pastor, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. L. T. Edgerton, retired Presbyterian minister. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
   The body will remain at McClure Funeral Home in Graham until taken to the church 30 minutes prior to the service. The family will be t the funeral home tonight from 7 to 9 o'clock and at other times, at the home of Mrs. B. A. McPherson on Rt. 2, Mebane.
   In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the building fund of the Cross Roads Presbyterian Church.
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Herald-Sun, The (Durham, NC)
November 22, 1998
Mildred Craddock Patton
   MEBANE -- Mrs. Mildred Craddock Patton, 82, of Methodist Retirement Home, Durham, and formerly of Bason Rd., died Saturday, November 21, 1998, at the Methodist Retirement Home. She was born in Guilford County, daughter of the late Samuel C. Craddock and the late Etta McAdams Craddock. She was the wife of the late Lonnie Lee Patton, Jr. She was a retired employee of the Alamance County Register of Deeds and was a member of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church and the Eastern Star.
   Surviving are two daughters, Ms. Vicky Patton and Ms. Beverly Oakley, both of Durham; and four grandchildren, Margaret Patton Chapman, Robert Lee Chapman, IV, Anna Elisabeth Chapman, and Charlotte Elisabeth Patton Chapman, all of Durham.
   Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 22, 1998, at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, Rev. T. Allen Huff, Pastor, Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, and Rev. James M. Rissmiller, Pastor of Community in Christ Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   The family will greet friends in the church fellowship hall following the committal service.
   Memorials may be made to Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, 3302 North NC 119, Mebane, N.C. 27302.
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Herald-Sun, The (Durham, NC)
July 11, 1999
Elizabeth Anderson Persons
   DURHAM - Elizabeth Anderson Persons, 97, wife of Walter Scott (Jack) Persons, Jr., of the Forest at Duke, 2701 Pickett Rd., died Thursday afternoon, July 8, at the Olsen Center.
   Duke University and her family were her life. Born on Valentine's Day in 1902, women of her generation stayed home. No so ``Libba.'' In 1917, she left her mother and father, Mary Banks and William Holt Anderson, in Haw River and went off to Peace College in Raleigh. The Peace Lotus of 1920 reported, ``She has been a leader among us since the day she came to us, a little girl of fifteen. . . . She has won honors galore and is now our own dear president.''
   From Peace, she went to Trinity College, now known as Duke University, graduating in 1922. After earning tuition money teaching in Burlington and High Point, she returned to Duke for a master of arts in history, awarded in 1928. During 1927 and 1928, she also taught at Carr Junior High School. In 1929, she received a fellowship for study at the University of Pennsylvania, returning to Duke as a house counselor in 1930. She was successively appointed assistant to the dean of the women's college, dean of freshmen, and secretary of the committee on admissions of the women's college. In 1939, she married Jack Persons, of the department of athletics at Duke University, and in 1945, their son, Walter Scott Persons, III, was born. This same year she was named director of admissions of the women's college. In this post she traveled widely, ably presenting the advantages of a Duke education to secondary school women and their teachers. She also represented Duke on the College Entrance Examination Board. She served Duke University and Duke women for 41 years, retiring in 1971. Her son, Scott, is a graduate of Duke University, and her brother, W. Banks Anderson, Sr., was the first professor of ophthalmology at the Duke Medical Center.
   Elizabeth was active in the churchwomen of the First Presbyterian Church and devoted to her book club, the Folio. She is survived by her husband, Jack, of the Forest at Duke; her son, Scott and his wife, Susan Persons; a grandson, Walter Scott Persons, IV, of Tuckasegee; and nephews, W. Banks Anderson, Jr., M.D., E. Everett Anderson, M.D., Charles A. Anderson, and W. Holt Anderson, all of Durham.
   On Saturday, July 17, a service of interment will be held at 10 a.m. at the family plot north of Mebane at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church. This will be followed at 12 noon by a service of celebration and remembrance at the First Presbyterian Church.
   Memorial gifts may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 305 E. Main St., Durham 27701; or to the Duke University Women's Studies Program, Duke University, Box 90760, Durham 27708.
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News & Observer, The (Raleigh, NC)
Duke swim coach loyal to students, city, school
Author: Flo Johnston
August 27, 2005
Walter Scott Persons Jr.
   A Duke University icon will be remembered not just for his 45 years of coaching swimming and lacrosse, but for teaching generations of Durham children to swim.
   Walter Scott Persons Jr., 95, known to hundreds of Duke athletes as "Coach" and to friends and family as "Jack" died Monday in the Olsen Center at The Forest at Duke.
   During summer months the coach taught swimming and lifesaving to children from the city. The only drawback, said a Durham man who learned to swim under his tutelage, was the cold water in the Duke pool. It was kept at training temperature and was difficult for a skinny kid to handle.
   During their years at Duke, the coach and his wife, Elizabeth Anderson Persons, who preceded him in death, lived on Swift Avenue not far from campus. She was the dean of admissions for the Women's College.
   "They were quite a couple," said Nancy Anderson, whose husband, Banks Anderson, was the coach's wife's nephew. "Generations of players would come back to see them and they always served Brunswick stew and barbecue before the lacrosse games," she said.
   Nancy Anderson describes the coach as "drop-dead handsome," but ironically, she said, the family never saw him in a bathing suit. They teased him about it. And he was not a swimmer in his older years.
   "He had assistants in the water carrying out his instructions. He walked around the side of the pool [in his street clothes]. There was a little mystery about the man," Nancy Anderson said.
   But Persons knew his stuff when it came to coaching. He was only 20 in 1931 when he was named head swimming coach and was the youngest head coach at a major university in the country, according to dukego.com, a Web site for Duke Sports Information. Persons led his teams to 207 victories in 378 meets.
   In 1938, Persons added Duke's new lacrosse team to his coaching responsibilities. Sports Information notes that he led Duke to "one of the greatest upsets in collegiate lacrosse history in 1946 when the Blue Devils shocked national power Maryland, 12-4."
   "He was a part of Duke history," said Holt Anderson, a nephew and a Duke graduate.    "He attended every home football game since 1929, the year Wallace Wade opened, except one," Holt Anderson said.    "I was with him the day he missed the game in 2003 because he had to go to the emergency room. He was upset about missing the game and wanted updates during the game. He kept saying, 'Maybe we can get out of here.' "
   The coach had the same block of 14 football tickets since 1929, according to his nephew. With the tickets that he gave to family and friends, he also passed out seat cushions and programs and he made sure his guests were comfortable with a drink, peanuts in the shell and suntan lotion.
   But if you were going to join the coach's crowd for the game, you were expected to stay until the final dust settled.
   "You never left before the end of the game, whether Duke was ahead by 40 or behind by 40," Holt Anderson said. "He did not like it a bit for anybody to leave early."
   Nancy Anderson, a nurse, said that aging is one of her ministries, and that she spent a lot of time with Persons during the past few years, especially since his wife died.
   "For me it was a blessing," she said.
   "He kept up with all of his players and was much more to them than a coach. He knew their children, he listened and he cared. And he was so compassionate.
   "Two weeks ago I sent my watch to be fixed. He noticed and said, 'You gotta' have a watch.' Look in this drawer. He gave me a watch."
   The coach did not have a dramatic illness at the end of his life, she said. Two months ago, he went into nursing care and continued to move around in an electric wheelchair, going to concerts and participating in events at The Forest.
   "Then he broke his tooth and did not eat. He lost a lot of weight and revised his goal of wanting to live to 100," Nancy Anderson said. "During the last month, he told the doctor he was ready to die."
   Persons retired from Duke coaching in 1975 and was inducted into the Duke Sports Hall of Fame in 1986. In his acceptance speech he said, "When I first came here ... I knew I was where I wanted to be and with whom I wanted to be. I never wanted to leave or be anywhere else."
   His burial will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church on N.C. 119 in Mebane. A memorial service and celebration of his life will follow the same day at 2 p.m. at Durham's First Presbyterian Church, 305 E. Main St.
   The coach's survivors include the Durham Andersons "who overtook him," Nancy Anderson said. Also, his son, Walter Scott Persons III and his wife, Susan, of Tuckasegee; a grandson, Walter Scott Persons IV of the home; nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces.
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News & Observer, The (Raleigh, NC)
August 28, 2005
Walter Scott Persons Jr.
   DURHAM -- Walter Scott Persons Jr., 96, of the Forest at Duke, 2701 Pickett Road, died on August 22, 2005. A service of celebration will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Durham on Thursday September 1st, at 2 p.m.
   "Jack" or "Coach" Persons, as he was commonly addressed, came to Durham in the fall of 1927 to enroll at Duke University. Though he arrived days late for his first class having helped the Red Cross to locate and recover bodies swept underwater by a hurricane that had devastated Florida he never really left Durham or Duke thereafter, dedicating himself to teaching swimming, life saving, and physical education and to coaching swimming and lacrosse. He met Elizabeth Anderson Persons, his wife of 60 years who predeceased him, at Duke (she would become the Director of Admissions for the Woman's College), and together they made their home in Durham, their life at Duke.
   His early years were not so stable. Born the first of four brothers in Memphis, TN on October 2, 1908, to Helene McMenamee and Walter Scott Persons, he moved often with his family to Nashville, Louisville, several southern Indiana towns, and eventually to Orlando, as his father took jobs with successive newspapers. It was in Indiana, on Silver Creek, that he learned to swim with grace and power by observing and imitating a skilled Englishman.
   It was in Orlando at age 14, as he began his successful amateur boxing career, that he acquired his nickname, "Jack." At his first fight, after his opponent James "Spike" McCain was announced, he was introduced by the name he had naively printed on the entry form: Walter Scott Persons, Jr. The fight crowd tittered. Thenceforth, he fought as "Kid Jack" Persons, and the "Jack" stuck with him for the rest of his life.
   "Jack" was not the only pseudonym that he invented for himself. As a young sports reporter for the Orlando paper, he was often required to write copy describing his own athletic exploits whether as a boxer, marathon swimmer, halfback and defensive tackle on his high school football team, captain of the track team, or as the only adolescent paid by a local promoter to take the field against Red Grange and the Galloping Ghost's barnstorming off season professional football team. Sensitive to possible charges of self glorification, he wrote under the pen name, Retlaw Snosrep, which is of course his own name backwards. (Retlaw later returned the promoter's ten dollars to protect his amateur status.)
   The summer before he enrolled at Duke, and for two summers thereafter, he ran the aquatics program in West Reading, PA, producing championship swimming teams and water polo titlists in the Schuylkill Valley. In 1930, with the opening of Duke's new West Campus pool, his West Reading experience emboldened him to approach William Wanamaker, then chairman of the athletic council, and suggests that the University hire him as its swimming coach. As a twenty-year-old junior, he became the youngest head coach of any college sport in the nation. Coach Persons graduated in the class of 1932, but he headed Duke's swim team for 45 years, until 1975. During his tenure, the Blue Devil swimmers recorded 207 victories in 378 meets, winning state and conference championships while twice going undefeated. In 1970, he was honored for his service to the sport by the United States College Swimming Coaches Association.
   In 1938, Coach Persons added Duke's new lacrosse team to his responsibilities. By the time he retired from that position in 1966, he had introduced lacrosse to the South. His teams ranked in the national polls for 15 consecutive years. In 1951 they were runners-up for the national championship, in the process defeating defending champion, Johns Hopkins, which had been undefeated the previous four seasons. He was inducted into the North Carolina chapter of the Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Between swimming and lacrosse, he developed 19 all-Americans. At reunions, when his former athletes would come to pay their respects, he would recite anecdotes about them from a half century ago and be current regarding their present endeavors. He treasured relationships and loyalties. After the Duke Football stadium was completed in October of 1929, he attended every home game ever held there, with but one exception . . . when he was hospitalized.
   During last year's season, he could be found seated in his wheel chair on the east side, just behind the top row of seats where a dozen or more friends and family, for whom he bought season tickets every year, shared the experience. Thousands regarded "Coach" as a personal friend because of his abiding interest in them and in their lives.
   In addition to his coaching, he taught swimming, life saving, and physical education at Duke and, for 52 years, conducted summer swimming classes on campus teaching three generations of Durham children to swim, survive in the water, and save others. He was chairman of the Durham Red Cross chapter's life saving and water safety program and was honored by the American Red Cross for 65 years of advocating, practicing, and teaching water safety. When Coach Jack Persons was inducted into the Duke Sports Hall of Fame in 1986, he said in his acceptance speech: "When I first came here . . . I knew I was where I wanted to be and with whom I wanted to be. I never wanted to leave or be anywhere else." He got what he wanted.
   During his later years, retired at the Forest at Duke, Jack and Elizabeth made and cultivated many new friends who, together with family, former students, Duke Faculty and staff, and the Durham community, celebrate the long life of this remarkable man.
   He is survived by his son, Walter Scott Persons, III and his wife, Susan of Tuckasegee, NC; by grandson, Walter Scott Persons, IV of the home; by nephews and nieces, H. William Persons of Jupiter, FL, George M. Persons of Mill Spring, NC, James J. Persons of Eustis, FL, F. Scott Persons, Deanne Peek, and Lynn Persons, all of Georgetown, TX; W. Banks Anderson, Jr. and wife, Nancy, E. Everett Anderson, Charles A. Anderson and wife, Martha Jane Ziegler Anderson, Emily Terrell Anderson, W. Holt Anderson and wife, Susan, all of Durham; by numerous grand-nephews and grand-nieces.
   A family graveside service of interment will be held Thursday morning, September 1st, at the Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, Mebane, NC to be followed by the afternoon Durham service.
   Memorial gifts may be made in lieu of flowers to: the Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, 3302 N. NC 119, Mebane, NC 27302; or to the Duke University Department of Athletics.
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News & Observer, The (Raleigh, NC)
September 1, 2005
Walter Scott Persons Jr.
   Walter Scott Persons Jr., who died on Aug. 22 at the age of 96, missed only one Duke football game, and then because he was in the hospital, in 76 years as a fan.
   That amazing record for the former Duke swimming and lacrosse coach was simply the grandest example of how Persons lived his life.
   All of that and more will be celebrated today when a memorial service is held in Persons' honor in Durham.
   A burial service will first be held at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church on N.C. 119 in Mebane at 10 a.m. The memorial service will follow at Durham's First Presbyterian Church, 305 E. Main St at 2 p.m.
   Persons, a former Duke swimmer and 1932 Duke graduate, was the Duke swimming coach for 44 years, its lacrosse coach for 28 years, and spent 52 years teaching swimming, life-saving and physical education in the Durham area.
   Rev. Joseph S. Harvard, who will lead the memorial service in Durham, said Persons was a dear friend, delightful human being and a beloved figure in Durham since he "taught most everybody in this area how to swim."
   Persons, married to the former Elizabeth Anderson, another Duke graduate and lifelong fan, for 60 years until she died in 1999, also had a touch of the rascal in him.
   He actually had two nicknames during his life. Known as "Jack" to his family and friends, Persons picked up that first one at the beginning of an amateur boxing career in Orlando at the age of 14.
   At his first fight, after his opponent -- James "Spike" McCain -- was announced, he was introduced by his given name: Walter Scott Persons Jr.
   The fight crowd had a good laugh at that so Persons started going by "Kid Jack" Persons in the ring and, eventually, by "Jack" everywhere else.
   It was stories like those and remembrances of his Duke teams and the athletes he coached throughout his long life that Harvard said will be missed.
   "He could remember with clarity and detail all events and they were always fascinating [stories]," Harvard said. "He was a walking historian that provided us with the memory of who we are. That will be sorely missed."
   In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to Cross Roads Presbyterian at 3302 North N.C. 119, Mebane NC 27302 or to the Duke University athletics department.
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Greensboro News & Record
December 23, 1990
Mrs. Georgia Pettigrew
   BURLINGTON - Mrs. Georgia Ray Pettigrew, 86, of 4204 N.C. 49 North died Saturday at Alamance County Hospital.
   Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   A native of Alamance County, she was a retired homemaker.
   Surviving are sons, Jack Marshall Pettigrew of Haw River, James Donald Pettigrew of Charlotte; sisters, Mrs. Molene Drake, Mrs. Kay Collins, both of Burlington; brothers, Robert L. Ray, William Archie Ray Jr., both of Burlington; five grandchildren.
   The family will be at McClure Funeral Home 7-9 p.m. today, other times at the residence.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, 3302 Highway 119 North, Mebane.
   Rich & Thompson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Greensboro News & Record
August 19, 1991
Paul Pugh
   GRAHAM - Paul Fleming Pugh, 75, of 1146 Rogers Road died Sunday at Alamance County Hospital.
   Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, of which he was a member. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   A native of Alamance County, he was a retired partner in the former Holmes & Pugh, helped organize the Bank of Alamance and served on its board of directors and was an honorary member of BB&T's board of directors.
   Surviving are wife, Mrs. Edna Young Pugh; daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Britt Hammond of Graham, Mrs. Paulette Millichap of Tulsa, Okla.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
   The family will be at Rich & Thompson Funeral Home 7-9 p.m. today, other times at the residence.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, 3302 N.C. 119 North, Mebane, N.C. 27302, or to the Heart Fund, 300 Silver Cedar Court, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514.
   Lowe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Greensboro News & Record
July 8, 1998
G. F. "Buck" Richmond, Sr.
   MEBANE - Mr. Guy Forrest Richmond, Sr., 83, of 305 East Jackson Street, formerly of 3673 Mebane-Rogers Road, died Monday, July 6, 1998, at Alamance Regional Medical Center, after several years of declining health and two months of critical illness.
   The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 10, 1998, at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev. Allen Huff, Pastor of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. He was a native of Alamance County, the son of the late Thomas Bethel Richmond and the late Margaret Murray Richmond. He was a retired truck driver for Associated Transport, Burlington. He was a member of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church and was an elder for over 30 years, at the church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Norine Bowland Richmond, daughter, Mrs. Barbara R. Bell; son, Guy Forrest Richmond, Jr.; and sisters, Mrs. Ruth R. Rascoe and Mrs. Frances R. McPherson.
   Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Cora Vincent Sykes Richmond of the home; daughter, Mrs. Carolyn R. Turner of Roxboro; sister, Mrs. Mary R. Stainback of Graham; two brothers, William F. Richmond and Ernest C. Richmond both of Mebane; three grandchildren, Ms. Carolann Bell of Phoenix, Ariz., Michael Turner of Germany, and Kevin Turner of Roxboro.
   The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 1998, at McClure Funeral Home in Mebane, other times at the home.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Alamance/Caswell, P.O. Box 2122, Burlington, NC 27216.
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Greensboro News & Record
September 30, 1991
Mrs. Norine Richmond
   MEBANE - Mrs. Norine Bowland Richmond, 73, of 3673 Mebane-Rogers Road died Sunday at Duke University Medical Center.
   Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   A native of Alamance County, she was retired from Tower Hosiery Mills Inc. in Burlington.
   Surviving are husband, Guy Richmond; daughters, Mrs. Barbara Bell of Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Carolyn Turner of Roxboro; son, Forrest Richmond of Weaubleau, Mo.; sister, Mrs. Thelma Riley of Burlington; brother, Robert Bowland of Burlington; five grandchildren.
   The family will be at McClure Funeral Home 7-9 p.m. today, other times at the residence.
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Greensboro News & Record
January 3, 1990
Claude Riley
   BURLINGTON - Claude Hughes Riley, 80, of Burlington died Tuesday at her home.
   Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, of which he was a member.
   An Orange County native, he was a choir member and former deacon at his church. He was a charter member of Pleasant Grove Fire Department.
   Surviving are wife, Mrs. Thelma Bowland Riley; sisters, Mrs. Hazel Horner, Mrs. Pauline Clayton, both of Hillsborough.
   The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Mebane 7-9 p.m. today, other times at the residence, 4156 Cates Loop Road, Burlington.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Cross Roads Presbyterian Church Organ Fund, 3302 North N.C. 119, Mebane, N.C. 27302.
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The Burlington Times-News
2-22-2002
Mr. Dalton F. Riley
   HILLSBOROUGH — Mr. Dalton F. Riley, 81, of 2516 Borland Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002.
   Mr. Riley was a native of Orange County and worked at Cone Mills before retiring. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
   Survivors include his wife, Nellie Riley; three stepsons, Jimmy Wicker, of Durham, Steven Wicker of Snow Camp, and Tony Wicker of Burlington; and several grandchildren, niece and nephews.
   The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Cross Roads Baptist Church by the Rev. Philip Moore and the Rev. Max Almond. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Walker’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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The Burlington Times-News
6-13-2001
Mrs. Thelma Bowland Riley
   BURLINGTON — Mrs. Thelma Bowland Riley, 85, of 4156 Cates Loop, died at 10:52 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2001, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after an illness of three months.
   A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Claude Hughes Riley, and the daughter of Mr. John Floyd Bowland and Mrs. Maggie Mitchell Bowland, both deceased. She was a graduate of Pleasant Grove High School and was a retired secretary for Staples Hardware in Phoenix. She was a member of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church where she was the assistant organist for many years and was a past president of Women of the Church.
   Survivors include a brother, Mr. John Robert Bowland of Burlington; and several nieces and nephews.
   The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church by the Rev. John Truitt. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   The family will receive friends at McClure Funeral Home in Mebane from 7 to 8:30 this evening, and at other times at the home.
   Memorials may be made to Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, 3302 N.C. 119 North, Mebane, N.C. 27302.
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The Burlington Times-News
5-8-2005
Miss C. Edith Roney
   MEBANE — Miss C. Edith Roney, 88, of 3266 Dickey Mill Rd., Mebane, died Friday, May 6, 2005 at 9:05 p.m. at the Presbyterian Home of Hawfields.
   A native of Alamance County, she was the daughter of Henry Baxter Roney Sr. and Carrie Anderson Roney, both deceased, and a sister to the late James A. Roney Sr.
   A graduate of Alamance County’s old Pleasant Grove High School, she completed a business course at Flora Macdonald College, now St. Andrews Presbyterian College. She was secretary of Isley Knitting Mills, Inc., Graham for 41 years. A lifetime member of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, she served as a deacon and was active in the women’s work where she received an Honorary Life Membership in the Presbyterian Women. She was a former member of the Emma Harris Garden Club of Mebane.
   Survivors include a sister, Nancy Roney Covington and her husband, Buddy of Fayetteville; a brother, Henry B. Roney Jr. of Mebane; a niece, Carolyn Roney Turner and her husband, George of Pisgah Forest; a nephew, James A. Roney Jr. and wife, Carolyn of Mebane; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Hazel Roney of Mebane; two grandnieces; two grandnephews; two greatgreat-nieces; and three greatgreat-nephews.
   Funeral services will be conducted at Cross Road Presbyterian Church on Monday, May 9, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. Tempe Fussell. Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery.
   The family will receive friends from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. today at the Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Graham. Other times they will be at the residence of the brother, Henry B. Roney Jr., 3227 Dickey Mill Rd., Mebane, N.C.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, 3302 N. N.C. 119, Mebane, N.C. 27302
   Condolences may be sent to the family at info@richandthompson.com
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The Burlington Times-News
Sept. 15-2004
Mr. James Anderson Roney Sr.
   MEBANE — Mr. James Anderson Roney Sr., 86, of 2301 Barnett Road, died Monday evening, Sept. 14, 2004, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after two years of declining health.
   A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Mrs. Hazel Swanson Roney, who survives, and the son of the late Henry Baxter Roney Sr. and Carrie Anderson Roney. He was a retired farmer and was a member of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon and an elder. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
   Survivors other than his wife of the home include a daughter, Mrs. Carolyn R. Turner and husband, George L., of Pisgah Forest, N.C.; a son, Mr. James A. Roney Jr. and wife, Carolyn, of Mebane; two sisters, Miss Edith Roney of Mebane and Mrs. Nancy Covington of Fayetteville; a brother, Mr. Henry B. Roney Jr. of Mebane; four grandchildren, George Turner Jr., Jeffrey Turner, Carrie Ward, and Jennifer Gwyn; and five great-grandchildren.
   A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Tempe Fussell. Burial to be in Cross Roads Presbyterian Church cemetery.
   The family will receive friends at the Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 this evening, and at other times at the residence.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cross Roads Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, 3302 N.C. 119 North, Mebane, N.C. 27302 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
   Condolences may be sent to the family at info@richandthompson.com
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The Burlington Times-News
2-4-2001 2-5-2001
Mrs. Calva Sharpe Sellars
   MEBANE — Mrs. Calva Sharpe Sellars, 85, of 3631 Sellars Road, died at 11:50 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after a one-month illness.
   A native of Salisbury, she was the wife of the late Mr. William Roney Sellars and the daughter of Mr. Robert Adam Sharpe and Mrs. Hilda Garbee Sharpe, both deceased. She was a graduate of Burlington High School who attended Salem College in Winston-Salem as a business major. She worked as secretary to the principal at Burlington High School for several years. She was employed by Dr. Bates and Dr. Harmon of Burlington Urological for several years. She was a retired bookkeeper and secretary. She was a member of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church where she served as a deacon and was active with the Women of the Church. She was a former Sunday school teacher.
   Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Martha (Dr. Wilbur S. Avant Jr.) Sellars Avant of San Antonio, Texas; a son, Mr. William Baxter Sellars II of Mebane; a sister, Mrs. Margaret (Ralph Kendall) Sharpe Younger of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; a brother, Mr. Robert (Alice Liles) Adam Sharpe of Raleigh; and a grandchild.
   The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Allen Huff, pastor. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Memorials may be made to Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, 3302 N.C. 119 North, Mebane, N.C. 27302.
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The Burlington Daily Times-News
July 20, 1970
Miriam L. Sellars
   MEBANE- Mrs. Miriam Long Sellars, 80, of Rt. 3, Mebane, died at her home this morning at 1:45 o'clock after five weeks of failing health.
   A native of Charlotte, she was the daughter of the late Henry C. Long and Mrs. Etta C. Long. She was the widow of Oscar S. Sellars, and a member of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and was a graduate of a Charlotte College.
   She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Josephine S. Amick of Mebane; one sister, Mrs. Dorothy Long Bonner of Aurora; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
   Final rites will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'cle church cemetery.
   The body will remain at Walker's Funeral Home in Mebane until taken to the church 30 minutes prior to the service. The family will be at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 9 o'clock.
   Pallbearers for the service will be West Boland, Herbert Tate, Red Amick, Talmadge Jobe, Manley James and Frederick Dudley.
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Greensboro News & Record
March 28, 1992
Mrs. Mallie Shumaker
   BURLINGTON - Mrs. Mallie Warren Shumaker, 82, of Central Piedmont Convalescent Center died Friday, March 27, 1992, at the home.
   Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the cemetery of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, of which she was a member.
   A native of Caswell County, she was a retired employee of Davis Bakery in Richmond, Va., and a member of Burlington Senior Citizens.
   Surviving is her brother, Earl Warren of Burlington.
   The family will be at Rich & Thompson Mortuary 7-8 p.m. Sunday, other times at the residence of her brother, 1017 Rainey St.
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The Burlington Daily Times-News
Feb. 25, 1957
B. Tate Small
   B. Tate Small, 71, of 916 Kilby Street, died last night at 7:30 o'clock in a local hospital, following a critical illness of four days and five years failing health.
   A native of Alamance County, he was the son of the late Lindsey Small and Ida Brown Small. He was a retired carpenter and farmer and was a member of East Burlington Presbyterian Church, where he was an elder. He had been a resident of Burlington for the past 17 years.
   Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Tessie McAdams Small of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Victor Graham and Mrs. Bill Hobgood, both of Burlington, and Mrs. Wayne Holt of Route 6, Burlington; two sons, J. W. Small of Route 2, Burlington, and Joseph L. Small of Graham; three brothers, Patrick, Ervin and Wilbur Small, all of Burlington' two sisters, Mrs. C. L. Allison of Haw River and Mrs. Phoebe Blanchard of Burlington; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
   Final rites will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at East Burlington Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Cross Roads Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
   The body was carried to the home this afternoon to remain until carried to the church tomorrow afternoon to lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service.
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Greensboro News & Record
January 5, 1994
Lyda Patton Smith
   BURLINGTON - Mrs. Lyda Patton Smith, 85, of 108 Colonial Drive died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 1994.
   Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 1994, at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church cemetery, Mebane.
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The Burlington Times-News
6-8-1999
Mrs. Mary R. Stainback
   MEBANE — Mrs. Mary Richmond Stainback, 89, of 2502 N.C. 119 South, died at 3:40 a.m. Monday, June 7, 1999, at Presbyterian Home of Hawfields after three years of failing health.
   A native of Orange County, she was the wife of the late Mr. John Howard Stainback and the daughter of Mr. Thomas Bethel Richmond and Mrs. Margaret Murray Richmond, both deceased. She was a homemaker and a member of the Emma Harris Garden in Mebane. She was a member of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church.
   Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Martha Stainback Hawksworth of Deltaville, Va., and Mrs. Sarah Stainback Tufts of Mebane; a son, Mr. Jack Stainback of Mebane; two brothers, Mr. William F. Richmond and Mr. Ernest C. Richmond, both of Mebane; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
   The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Allen Huff, pastor. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Mebane from 7 to 9 this evening, and at other times at the home of the son, 4668 Dickey Mill Road, Mebane.
   Memorials may be made to Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, 3302 N.C. 119 North, Mebane, N.C. 27302.
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The Burlington Times-News
3-14-2005
Mrs. Lafay Rudd Stanfield
   MEBANE — Mrs. Lafay Rudd Stanfield, 87, of 3424 North NC 119, died at 9:15 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2005 at Presbyterian Home of Hawfields after two years of failing health and one week of critical illness.
   A native of Guilford County, she was married 70 years to the late William Lee Stanfield and was the daughter of the late Mary Fulton Rudd and the late A.H. Rudd. She was retired from Kayser-Roth and a member of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church.
   Survivors include two daughters, Jo Alice (JC) Nicks of Mebane and Anne (Wayne) Lucas of Newport, N.C.; a son, Ed Stanfield of Little River, S.C.; three sisters, Frieda McDonald, Mary Fulton Swink and Frances (James) Thomas, all of Greensboro; a brother, William Rudd of NYC; 7 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and brother-in-law Boyd Hartzoge of Greensboro.
   Other than her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Douglas Hartzoge and brothers, Albert Rudd, James Rudd and Robert Rudd.
   A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Tempe Fussell. Visitation will follow the service at the church. At other times the family will be at Jo Alice Nicks’ residence, 3566 N. N.C. 119, Mebane, N.C. 27302.
   Memorials may be made to the Cross Roads Presbyterian Church general fund, 3302 N. N.C. 119, Mebane, N.C. 27302.
   Condolences may be sent to mcclurefuneralservice.com
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The Burlington Times-News
12-21-2004
Mr. William L. Stanfield
   MEBANE — Mr. William Lee Stanfield, 95, of 3424 N.C. 119 North, died at 5:50 p.m. Dec. 19, 2004, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after two years of declining health and two days critical.
   A native of Danville, Va., he was the husband of Mrs. Lafay Rudd Stanfield, who survives, for 70 years, and the son of the late William Walter Stanfield and Jo Alice Wheeler Stanfield. He was a retired tobacco and cattle farmer and also worked for Craftique Furniture Company. He was a member of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church and a Mason for 60 years of the Mebane Masonic Lodge #272.
   Survivors other than his wife of the home include two daughters, Mrs. Jo Alice (J.C.) Nicks of Mebane and Mrs. Ann (Wayne) Lucas of New Port, N.C.; a son, Mr. Ed Stanfield of Little River, S.C.; seven grandchildren; and nine greatgrandchildren.
   A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Dec. 21, 2004, at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church in Mebane by the Rev. Tempe Fussell.
   Visitation will be at the church following the service, and at other times at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Jo Alice Nicks, 3566 N.C. 119 North, Mebane.
   Memorials may be sent to Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, 3302 N.C. 119 North, Mebane, N.C. 27302.
   McClure Funeral Service in Mebane is in charge of arrangements.
   Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mcclurefuneralservice.com
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The Burlington Times-News
[no date]
Mrs. Lucille L. Tate
   BURLINGTON - Mrs. Lucille Lanning Tate, 86, of 1234 Franklin St. died at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 10, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.
   A native of Denton, she was the wife of the late Mr. Arthur Pinckney Tate and the daughter of Mr. Arthur Lanning and Mrs. Bessie Peacock Lanning, both deceased. She graduated from Shenandoah Conservatory in Virginia, where she majored in music and drama. She taught music in the Alamance County schools and taught voice and piano lessons in her home. She was a director of church choirs; a published poet; a composer of Christian music and active in Burlington drama groups. She was a member of the Burlington Writers Club. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Burlington.
   Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Jean Tate Davis of Greensboro; two sons, Mr. James E. Tate of Burlington and Dr. John L. Tate of Spartanburg, S.C.; a brother, Mr. Max G. Lanning of Denton; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
   The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington by Dr. Charles Williams, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Burlington, and the Rev. Genie Martin, associate pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Burlington. Burial will be in Cross Roads Presbyterian Church cemetery.
   The family will be at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 1:30 to 3 Sunday afternoon.
   Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Burlington, 508 W. Davis St., Burlington, N.C. 27215 or to BBN, The Bible Broadcasting Network, c/o WHPE, 8030 Arrowridge Blvd., Charlotte, N.C. 28241-7300.
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The Burlington Daily Times-News
January 8, 1975
Ruth Tillman
   Mrs. Ruth Yarbrough Tillman, 78, of 2507 Huntington Road, Burlington, died at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday in Memorial Hospital of Alamance following four weeks of illness.
   A native of Peso County, she was the wife of the late Earl Tillman Sr. and the daughter of the late Wesley and Harriette Rogers Yarbrough.
   Survivors include: son, Earl Tillman Jr. of the home; sisters, Miss Virginia Yarbrough of Burlington, Mrs. Harry L. Buchanan of Hickory, Mrs. C. W. Robinson of Winston-Salem; brothers, Cecil M. Yarbrough of Burlington, Madison S. Yarbrough of Durham and Joseph C. Yarbrough, of Anderson.
   Final rites will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington with the Rev. James M. Rissmiller, pastor of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church where she was a member, and the Rev. John Eliason, pastor of Piedmont Presbyterian Church, officiating.
   Burial will be at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church cemetery.    The family will be at the Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 7 to 9 p.m. today and at other times will be at the Tillman residence.
   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cross Roads Presbyterian Church building fund.
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Herald-Sun, The (Durham, NC)
December 15, 2005
Blanche Thomas
   MT. AIRY -- Mrs. Blanche Thomas, 91, of Surry Community Nursing Center, Mt. Airy died at Northern Surry Hospital on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at 5:22 p.m.
   A native of Durham County, she was the wife of the late Edward C. Thomas and the daughter of Draughn Rountree and Cora Lee Riley Rountree, both deceased. She was a member of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, the Garden Club, and the Business Professional Club where she was a former president.
   Survivors include a son-in-law, Jerry Dooley, of Roanoke, Va.; two grandsons, Edward Dooley, of Mt. Airy and Jason Dooley, of Claudville, Va.; and two great-grandchildren, Samantha Lee Dooley, of Mt. Airy and Ean Alexander Doocley of Claudville, Va.
   She was preceded in death by Donna Thomas Dooley.
   The funeral will be conducted at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church on Friday, December 16, 2005, at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Tempe Fussell and the Rev. Jim Ristmiller. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body will be taken to the church 30 minutes prior to the service.
   The family will receive friends at the Rich & Thompson Mortuary in Burlington on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.
   Condolences may be sent to the family at info@richandthompson.com.
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Herald-Sun, The (Durham, NC)
August 6, 1997
Irene Davis Turner
   BURLINGTON -- Mrs. Irene Davis Turner, 80, of 3816 North NC 49, died Monday, August 4, 1997 at her residence.
   She was born in Caswell County, the daughter of the late George Thomas & Bessie Leath Davis, and the wife of the late Jack Turner. She was a member of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church and a homemaker.
   Surviving are 3 sons, George (Lynn) Turner, Elon College, David Turner, Roxboro, and Gary Turner, Elon College; brother, Dr. G. Tom Davis, Asheboro; 6 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.
   Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 7, 1997 at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, by the Reverend Allen Huff. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
   The family will receive friends at McClure Funeral Home in Burlington Wednesday, August 6, 1997 from 6 until 8 p.m. and at other times at the home, 3816 NC. Hwy 49 North.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, 730 Hermitage Road, Burlington, NC 27215.
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Greensboro News & Record
July 20, 1995
Jack Turner
   BURLINGTON - Mr. Jack Turner, 77, died Wednesday, July 19, 1995.
    Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, with visitation 7-9 p.m. tonight at McClure Funeral Home in Burlington.
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The Burlington Daily News
Jan. 22, 1923
Benjamin Edison Walker
   At the early hour of 2 o'clock last Thursday morning, January 18, after a brief illness with influenza followed by pheneumonia, the little spirit of Benjamin Edison Walker, the six year old son of Mark S. Walker, passed into the great beyond.
   Little Benjamin's life here on earth was of but short duration, but the sweet memory of it will long be felt in the hearts of those who loved him. He was of a mild, lovable disposition and was greatly admired by all who knew him.
   His father, two sisters and grandmother, besides a host of relatives and friends mourn his loss
   A short service was conducted at the grave in a very impressive manner by the pastor, the Rev. Robertson, Thursday afternoon, and the little body was tenderly laid to rest in Cross Roads cemetery by the side of his young mother who preceded him about four years ago, there to await the Resurrection morn.
   In the graveyard softly sleeping, Where the flowers gently wave; Lies the one we love so dearly, In the silent lonely grave.
A Loved One.
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The Burlington Times-News
9-11-2001
Miss Ruth Smith Walker
   BURLINGTON — Miss Ruth Smith Walker, 83, of 4556 N.C. 49 North, died at 12:20 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after three months of failing health and a critical illness of six days.
   A native of Caswell County, she was the daughter of Mark Smith Walker and Maude Walker Walker, both deceased. She was a retired dietician and cafeteria manager for the Alamance County Schools. She was a member of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church where she served as deacon and elder and was president of the Women of the Church.
   Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Edith Anderson of Burlington and Mrs. Sarah Walker Cobb of Haw River; five nieces and three nephews.
   She was preceded in death by a brother, Garrison N. Walker.
   The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Allen Huff, pastor. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   There will be no visitation. The family will receive friends at the residence.
   In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, 3302 N.C. 119 North, Mebane, N.C. 27302, or to a charity of choice.
   McClure Funeral Home in Burlington is in charge of arrangements.
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Greensboro News & Record
June 5, 1997
Pattie Gardner Wall
   BURLINGTON - Mrs. Pattie Gardner Wall, 85, of Highway 49, Burlington, died Wednesday at Alamance Regional Medical Center.
   The funeral will be 4 p.m. Friday at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev. Allen Huff. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   A native of Floyd County, Va., she was a member of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, and was elected an elder. She taught Sunday school at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church for a number of years. She was a public school teacher in Alamance County for 26 years.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, James D. Wall; and mother and father, Sally Shelor and Walter Madison Gardner.
   She is survived by three daughters, Patricia A. Wall of Chapel Hill, Janie Wall Freeman of Hillsboro, Karen Wall Clond of Kansas City, Kan.; two sons, Jack G. Wall, M.D. of Graham, Joseph E. Wall of Raleigh; one sister, Sue Sowers of Willis, Va.; four granddaughters and six grandsons.
   The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Walker's Funeral Home, Mebane.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cross Roads Presbyterian Church.
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The Burlington Times-News
12-7-2005
Mr. Elwood Gordon Warren
   HILLSBOROUGH — Mr. Elwood Gordon Warren Jr., 64, died early Monday at Durham Regional Hospital.
   Mr. Warren was born in Durham County, the son of the late Eva Woosley Warren and Elwood Gordon Warren Sr. He was a graduate of N.C. State with a master’s in conservation. He served in the U.S. Army and was discharged as a Captain. He was employed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C. prior to his retirement. He was active in numerous organizations related to conservation, beef cattle operations, and sports car racing. He was an official and occasional driver in sports car racing. He served on the Board of Directors for the Eno River Association and the Orange County Farmland Preservation Board.
   Mr. Warren is survived by many family members and friends, as well as his dog, Dixie.
   A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, Mebane, N.C. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. There will be visitation following the service in the Fellowship Hall.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the Cross Roads Cemetery Fund, 3302 N.C. 119, North, Mebane, N.C. 27302; Eva Woosley Warren Memorial Scholarships Fund, ECU School of Nursing, c/o Medical Foundation, 525 Moye Blvd., Greenville, N.C. 27834; or the Eno River Conservancy, 4419 Guess Road, Durham, N.C. 27712.
   The family is being assisted in Hillsborough by Clements Funeral Service, Inc.
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Greensboro News & Record
December 28, 1993
Maxine Tate Wells
   MEBANE - Maxine Tate Wells, 70, of 4530 White Level Road died Sunday, Dec. 26, 1993, at Duke Medical Center after a short illness.
   Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Mrs. Wells was born in Alamance County to the late Mr. James Herbert Tate and Mrs. Madge Tinnin Tate. She was a retired employee of Haw River Remnant Shop and a member of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church where she was a member of the choir.
   Surviving are husband, Mr. Worth Wells of the home; daughters, Mrs. Marilyn Thomas of Mebane, Ms. Debra Wells of Alexandria, Va.; sons, James Wells, Mike Wells, both of Mebane; grandchildren, Brian Wells, Alicia Wells, Ashley Wells, Angela Hayes, Caroline Willetts, Cameron Wells.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 tonight at McClure Funeral Home in Mebane, other times at the home.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Cross Roads Presbyterian Church General Fund or Cross Roads Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, 3302 N. N.C. 119, Mebane, N.C. 27302.
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Greensboro News & Record
March 4, 1994
Worth Wells
   MEBANE - Mr. Worth Wells, 71, of 4530 White Level Road died at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, 1994, at Veterans Administration Hospital in Durham after a two month illness.
   Born in Wilkes County, to the late Mr. William Elisha Wells and the late Mrs. Etta Lou Wilborn Wells, he was a retired mechanic. He was a member of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was the husband of the late Mrs. Maxine Tate Wells.
   Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Robert Bryant, pastor of Cross Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Marilyn Thomas of Mebane, Ms. Debra Wells of Alexandria, Va.; two sons, James Wells, Mike Wells, both of Mebane; three sisters, Mrs. Annie Sapp of Greensboro, Mrs. Minnie Gilbert of Seattle, Mrs. Betty Lou Rader of Altavista, Va.; one brother, Howard Wells of Colfax; six grandchildren. Predeceased is one brother, Mr. James Henry Wells.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 tonight at McClure Funeral Home in Mebane, other times at the residence.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Cross Roads Presbyterian Church General Memorial Fund or Cross Roads Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund
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Greensboro News & Record
February 24, 1991
Clara Whitted
   BURLINGTON - Mrs. Clara Purcell Whitted, 92, of Jefferson Family Care in Caswell County died Saturday at the center.
   Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Monday in Cross Roads Presbyterian Church cemetery.
   A native of Haw River, she was a retired elementary school teacher.
   Surviving are daughter, Mrs. Alyce W. Faulkner of Burlington; three step grandchildren.
   There will be no visitation.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Cross Roads Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund.
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Greensboro News & Record
April 11, 1992
Mrs. Rose Whitted
   GRAHAM - Mrs. Rose Verna Reynolds Whitted, 82, of Marietta Health Care Center in Marietta, Ga., formerly of Graham, died April 10, 1992, at Smyrna Hospital in Smyrna, Ga.
   Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Riverside Baptist Church, of which he was a member. Burial will be in Cross Roads Presbyterian Church cemetery.
   A native of Chatham, Va., she was a retired textile employee.
   Surviving are son, V. Wayne Whitted of Marietta, Ga.; brother, Eugene Reynolds of Danville, Va.; three step grandchildren; five step great-grandchildren.
   The family will be at McClure Funeral Home 7-9 tonight.
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Greensboro News & Record
November 1, 1993
Thelma W. Williams
   MEBANE - Thelma Woosley Williams, 88, of Brakebill Nursing Home, Knoxville, Tenn., died Friday, Oct. 29, 1993.
   Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church cemetery.
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The Greensboro News & Record (NC)
7/20/2003
William Howard Young
   MEBANE -- William Howard Young, 94, of 2072 Miles Chapel Road, died Saturday, July 19, 2003, at the Presbyterian Home of Hawfields.
   The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at Crossroads Presbyterian Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
   Arrangements by McClure Funeral Home in Mebane.
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