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Burlington Daily Times
Thursday, May 28, 1931
Rev. Peter T. Klapp
Had Been in Ill Health For Two Years -- In Ministry For 58 Years
   Rev. Peter T. Klapp, aged 83 years, died this morning at 8 o'clock at his home on highway 100 between Elon and Gibsonville, following four weeks of critical illness, and failing health of more than two years.
   Rev. Mr. Klapp was a most able minister, and had been in the ministry of the Christian church 58 years, and was possibly oldest in the conference in point of service. He had held positions of honor and trust to both conferences and Southern Christian convention having been chairman of the board of foreign missions several years, and having taken a most active stand on prohibition. He had preached in many churches in the state, and only recently had held services in various churches in this section.
   During the 58 years of his ministry, Rev. Mr. Klapp organized 38 churches, received 1,600 into membership, baptized l,000, and preached 5,630 sermons. He preached the first missionary sermon for the Christian church in the South in November, 1883, at Poplar Branch.
   Funeral services will be held at the late residence Friday afternoon at 3:30 by Dr. J. O. Atkinson, assisted by Dr. J. U. Newman and burial will follow in Magnolia cemetery. Prof. C. J. Velie will have charge of the music, and Miss Gwendolyn Patton will have charge of the flowers.
   He is survived by his wife, three daughters and two sons: Mrs. T. E. Green, Raleigh; Mrs. C. O. Robbins; Richmond; H. L. Klapp, San Francisco, and Miss Ruth and DeWitt Klapp, of the home.
   He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Cicero Huffines and Mrs. Maggie Ellington, Greensboro. His first wife was Miss Anna Bland and she died in 1900; his second who survives him, was Miss Ella Soots.
The Burlington N.C. Daily Times-News
Monday, May 8,1933
Thomas M. Cable
   Funeral services of Thomas M. Cable, 60, who died yesterday afternoon at 12:30 o'clock at the home of his son, Reuben Cable, near Greensboro, were conducted at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the home of his son, by Dr. J. O. Atkinson. Burial was in the Magnolia cemetery, in Elon College.
   Mr. Cable had been a resident of Alamance county for many years. His home was near Glencoe. He had been In failing health for three years, but his death was sudden, resulting from a heart attack yesterday morning. He was a member of the Glencoe Council, Junior Order.
   Surviving are: Daughters, Mrs. Margaret Cole, of Mebane; Mrs. Ruth Mansfield, of Route 2, Burlington; sons, Rubin and Jake Cable, of Route 2, Greensboro; Thomas Cable, of Burlington.
    -------------------- had charge of the funeral arrangements.
The Burlington (N. C.) Daily Times-News
Saturday September 22, 1934
Mrs. Effie May Johnston
   Mrs. Effie May Johnston, wife of Charles D. Johnston, superintendent of the Christian orphanage at Elon College, died at her home at 8:25 o'clock last night She had been a resident of Elon College for 20 years and was prominently known, she was a member of the Christian church and was very active in the Woman's Missionary society.
   Surviving in addition to her husband, are three sons, Walter Wicker, of Greensboro, by a previous marriage and Billy and Hobby Johnston of Elon College; eight stepchildren. Mayor Benjamin Johnston, of Hillsboro, Julius Johnston, of Fayetteville; Mrs. Elwood Pierce, of Burlington; Miss Minnie Johnston, member of the school faculty at Scott's Hill; Miss Margaret Johnston, of Long Island, N. Y., Misses Rebecca and Sarah Johnston, of Elon College, and Charles J. Johnston Jr., dental student in Atlanta, Ga.; three sisters, Mrs. C. C. Jones, Halifax, Va.; Mrs. James Brooch and Mrs. Frank Smith, of Raleigh, and two brothers, Cope W. Ellington, of Greensboro, and Dr. R. Henry Ellington, of Salisbury.
   Final rites will be held at o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Whitley Memorial auditorium of Elon College, by Dr. L. E. Smith, assisted by Dr. J. O. Atkinson, and Rev. J. L. Foster. Interment will be in Magnolia cemetery at Elon.
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Burlington (N.C.) Daily Times-News
Tuesday, September 25, 1934.
Rites Held For Mrs. Johnston
Impressive Funeral Service Held at Elon College for Orphanage Superintendents Wife.
(Special to Times-News)
   Elon College. Sept. 25.—Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the Whitey auditorium here, an impressive and beautiful funeral service was held for Mrs. Chas. D. Johnston, wife of the superintendent of the Christian orphanage, here, who died at her home Friday evening at 8:25 o'clock after an illness of six weeks.
   The deceased was prominently known throughout the Christian church and identified with the local church here and active in the Woman's Missionary society, of which she had been a member for many years. She was 50 years old and had been a resident of Elon College for the past 20 years. She was the daughter of the late W. A. Ellington.
   Dr. L. E. Smith, president of Elon college, also pastor of the local community church, had charge of the final rites. He was assisted by Dr. J. O. Atkinson. Rev. J. L. Foster and J. M. Darden, chairman of the board of trustees of the Christian orphanage.
   Dr. Smith read the 90th Psalm and other special verses of Scripture. Dr. Atkinson paid the tribute to the deceased, Rev. Foster offered invocation and special music was rendered by a quartet composed of Misses Helen Chamblee, Virginia Dare Black and Bill Cooper and Arthur Steere?, the hymns used were "There's No Disappointment in Heaven, "Sweet Peace," "The Lord My Shepherd Is," and, a solo, "Face to Face," was sung by Miss Chamblee, who is a member of the music department of the college here, and Prof. Dwight Steere, organist, head of the music department at the college.
   J. M. Darden, who represented the Christian orphanage and who is chairman of the board of trustees of the orphanage, spoke in behalf of the institution at which time he paid a fitting and very beautiful tribute to the deceased.
   The interment was at Magnolia cemetery, here, and placed beneath a mound of beautiful flowers, like those which she loved so in life. Mrs. H. D. Lambeth and Mrs. J. L. Foster had charge of the many flowers and they were carried by Dorothy Miller, Annie Lee Thompson. Ruth Duke, Lillie Mae Hunter, Lucille Roberts, Vera Rowland, Velna Dorsett, Gladys Home, Geraldine Morgan, Virginia Roberts, Bessie Mae Worrell, Mae
   Hunt, Kathleen Miller, Alma Owens, Jewell Saunders, Edith Bryant, Katharine Sloan, all girls of the teen age of the orphanage and Mrs. N. N. Parker, Greensboro, and Mrs. Hubert Bost, Burlington, and the following women of the Woman's Missionary society: Mesdames J. A. Albright, H. H. Kimrey, Brinson Rouse, J. W. Barney, E. W. Vickers, W. P. Lawrence, W. C. Wicker, W. T. Huffines. C. E. Tapscott, J. P. Apple, J. W. Matlock, C. M. Cannon, Coleman Gulley, T. C. Amick, J. E. Covington, W. B. Terrell, B. H. McCarn, Dwight Steere, Milo Sweet, M. W. Kook. Hattie Brakefield, J. C. McAdams, and Misses Grace Thompson and Grace Tapscott.
   Pallbearers were: H. D. Lambeth, E. B. Huffine. A. L. Hook, C. M. Cannon, Less Wagoner, and Grover Moore.
   Honorary pallbearers were members of the board of trustees of  the Christian orphanage.
The Burlington (N. C.) Daily Times-News,
Friday, September 27, 1935
George Mangum King
   Mr. George Mangum King, age 63 years, died September 26, at 2:30 p. m., at a local hospital.
   Funeral services will be held September 28, at 2:30, at the First M. P. church, Burlington, with interment in Magnolia cemetery, Elon College.
   Mr. King is survived by his wife, Mrs. Luella Kernodle King, of Burlington: two daughters, Mrs. Ernest Jenkins, Burlington; Miss Minnie King, Burlington; one son, Robert King, Burlington; three sisters, Mrs. Ben Pearson, Haw River; Mrs. Daisy Dodson, Mebane; Mrs. Emma Kirk, Mebane; one brother, Mr. Ben King, Durham, and two grandchildren.
   Mr. King was a member of the First M. P. church, Burlington.
The Burlington Daily Times-News
July 20, 1938
E. B. Huffines, Elon Postmaster, Died Last Night
Was In a Veterans Hospital at Washington; Ill Several Months; No Other Details Available. E. B. Huffines, postmaster of Elon College, died last night at a veterans hospital in Washington, relatives have been advised. Mr. Huffines had been in ill health several months, it was said, and had gone to the hospital for observation and treatment. A member of the staff of W. L. Burke, mortician, went for the body today. It was said that Mrs. Huffines, was with her husband at the time of his death and, that no other details were known pending her return home.
The Burlington Daily Times-News
December 18, 1939
Mrs. Lula Brannock
   Last rites for Mrs. Lula York Brannock, of Elon College, who passed away Friday, were staged at 3:30 yesterday in the Whitley Memorial chapel.
   Dr. L. E. Smith was in charge of the ritual, assisted by Dr. D. J. Bowden.
   A feature of the musical background for the service was furnished in a vocal solo by Mrs. W. N. Huff, accompanied by Prof. Fletcher Moore.
   Burial was in the Magnolia Cemetery.
   Pallbearers were A. J. Rich, J. W. Barney, A. L. Hook, George Colclough, E. W. Vickers, Merton French.
The Burlington Daily Times-News
Tuesday Afternoon, February 20, 1940
Mrs. Lizzie Brown
   Dr. J. H. Lightbourne, pastor of the First Christian church, conducted funeral services yesterday afternoon in the Rich and Thompson chapel for Mrs. Lizzie Brown, 55, 406 Bowman avenue. Mrs. Brown died Saturday, The members of the choir of the First Christian church were in charge of the music. Interment was in the Magnolia cemetery, Elon College.
   Pall bearers were: Messrs. B. H. McCarn, L. W. Wagoner, A. L. Rich, J. B. Long, E. W. Vickers and W. B. Terrell.
   Flowers were carried by friends of the family.
Burlington (N.C.) Daily Times-News
Wednesday, May 29, 1940
Edwin P. Whitesell
   Funeral services for Edwin P. Whitesell. 62, whose death at Elon College, occurred Sunday were held yesterday afternoon at the home. Interment was Magnolia cemetery at Elon.
   Officiating at the final rites were Rev. G. O. Lankford and Rev. J. Frank Apple. Music was rendered be a quartet composed of Mrs. Chas. Jeffries, Mrs. Williams, B. H. McCarn and J. W. Barney.
   Pallbearers were: H. D. Lambeth, G. R. Keck. G. T. Wagoner. T. H. Keck, E. B. Crouse, and J. F. Wagoner.
    Honorary pallbearers were J. B. Gerringer, R. N. Isley, Arlie Huffines. H. H. Huffines, W. T. Gerringer.
The Burlington (N. C.) Daily Times-News,
Tuesday, July 2, 1940
James O. Atkinson, Sr.
Dr. James O. Atkinson, Sr., Died Today Following Period Ill Health Over Three Years
    Dr. James Oscar Atkinson, Sr., mission secretary of the Southern Christian convention and intimately associated with the development of Elon college during the past half century, died at 5:15 a. m., today at St. Leo's hospital, Greensboro, after a week's illness. He was 73 years of age.
    In ill health for the past three years, Dr. Atkinson had retired from virtually all activities other than his mission secretaryship at the time of his death. He was reelected to that post recently in a church convention session held in Greensboro, to round out 23 years of service in that field.
    One of the original members of the faculty at Elon college Dr. Atkinson had resided in the Elon community since 1890.
    He was educated at Wake Forest college and Harvard university and received his D. D. degree from Elon prior to entering the ministry.
    He served as dean of the faculty at Elon for two year from 1903-1905 and continued as a member of the faculty there until 1912, teaching in the social science department before leaving that position to assume his duties as mission board secretary of the Convention of Congregational and Christian churches.
    At the time of his death Dr. Atkinson was a member of the college board of trustees, having been named to that body in 1912, and until 1934 was on the executive board. He had also served as a minister to the college for a number of years and was still retained as a lecturer to the school up to the time of his recent illness.
    Dr. Atkinson was prominently mentioned in the "Who's Who in the Clergy" for his many activities in the religious an educational field, activities which included coauthor shop of the volume "Principles and Governments of the Christian Church'' and editorship of "The Christian Sun," official organ of the Southern Christian Convention.
    The volume also noted the fact that he served several years as a trustee of the University of North Carolina and the North Carolina Institute for the Blind.
    A native of Wake county Dr. Atkinson was a son of the late George Washington and Mary Jones Atkinson.
    He is survived by his widow, the former Martha Emma Williamson; three daughters, Mrs. R. T. Bradford, Suffolk, Va., Mrs. W. E. McCardell, New Orleans, La., and Mrs. J. Davis Reed, Norfolk, Va.; one son J. O. Atkinson, Jr., Greensboro; one sister, Mrs. Mamie Davis; two brothers, E. B. Atkinson, Ashburn, Ga., and M. A. Atkinson, Elon College; two half-sisters, Mrs. Vivian Stephenson and Mrs. F. R. Smith, Raleigh, and six grandchildren.
    Funeral services are to be held in the Whitley Auditorium tomorrow at 3 p.m., and interment will follow in Magnolia cemetery, Elon.
    Active pallbearers for Dr. Atkinson's funeral; C. D. Johnson, Elon College, J. M. Fix, Burlington, A. L. Hook, Elon College, J. A. Kimball, Henderson. E. L. Moffitt, Greensboro, H. D. Lambeth, Elon College, Vitus R. Holt, Burlington, J. C. McAdams, Elon College.
    Honorary pallbearers; All members of original and present faculty of Elon college, all members of the board of trustee of Elon College, all members of mission board, all ministers of Southern Christian Convention.
The Burlington (N. C.) Daily Times-News,
Wednesday, February 25, 1942
Died Yesterday
Dr. J. U. Newman
Final rites for retired beloved citizen of Elon College and retired professor of a half century of service, will be conducted in Whitley auditorium, on the college campus tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Dr. John Urquhart Newman, Beloved Citizen And Retired College Faculty Member, Died At His Home Yesterday Served Elon For Fifty Years, Since Organization; Funeral Service in Whitley Auditorium Thursday.
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The Burlington (N. C.) Daily Times-News,
Elon College, Feb. 25, 1942
—Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Dr. John Urquhart Newman, well known resident of Elon College and a retired Elon college professor died at his home after a lingering illness.
   Dr. Newman was well known throughout the Congregational-Christian church and had served in the ministry for many years but his entire life had been principally devoted to the profession of teaching.
   He was for several years pastor of the community church at Elon college and is a. former teacher of the Community Bible class which was made up of faculty members, towns people and Bible students of the college. He was associated with Elon College since its organization in 1880, having occupied the chair of Greek and during his time with the college he has been a resident of the local community.
   He was always alert to the best interest of the citizenship of the town. His friendly and neighborly attitude toward all those with whom he daily contacted will always be a pleasant memory. He was known to thousands of people especially throughout North Carolina and Virginia who have gone out from Elon College and the community.
   The deceased attended Suffolk Virginia Institute graduating at the age of eighteen and his first church was at Union Springs, near Waverly, Va. He entered the University of North Carolina in 1880 and graduated in 1885 and later entered the University of Chicago and Yale university. He had charge of Graham Normal college, at Graham, Alamance county where he taught until it was moved to Elon College In 1889. In the meantime he was married to Miss Pattie Seal Long, niece of the late Dr. William S. Long, who was the first president of Elon College.
   Dr. Newman was the best known member of the Elon, college faculty and the only member who has been with the Institution since its organization until three, years ago when he had to retire owing to ill health. He was 83 years old and is survived by his wife and the following children: Mrs. O. E. Young, Vernon, Ala., Miss Lita Clair Newman, head of the fine arts department, of Elon college, Dr. J. B. Newman, Burlington, John Urquhart Newman, Jr.. Cary and Dan Long Newman, Birmingham, Ala., the following grandchildren: O. E Young, Jr., Bilox, Miss., J. W. Young, Washington, D. C. Kathleen and Paul Young, Vernon, Ala., Van stone Newman, Ft. McPherson, Atlanta, Ga., Miss Ann O'Berry Newman, Burlington, Zebila Newman, Cary, Joan and J. U., II, Burlington and two brothers Dr. N. G. Newman, Suffolk, Va. Dr. C. E. Newman, Virginia, Va., two sisters, Mrs. W. C. Wicker, Elon College and Mrs. L. W. Stag, Norfolk, Va.
   The funeral will be held In the Whitley auditorium at Elon College, 'Thursday afternoon, 3:00 o'clock, interment will follow in Magnolia cemetery at Elon College.
The Burlington Times-News
Monday, October 5, 1942
Robert P. Isley
   Funeral services for Robert P. Isley, 76, who died Friday at his home on route 2, Elon College were held yesterday afternoon from the Shallowford Christian church of which he was a member. The pastor, the Rev. Kenneth Register was assisted by the Rev. J. W. Patton, and the Rev. T. J. Green of Ramseur, a former pastor. Music was by the church choir and burial was in Magnolia cemetery, Elon
    Active pallbearers were J. L. Loy, J. J. Isley, H. P. Tickle, R. G Brown, C. J. Truitt, and W. K Walker.
    Honorary pallbearers were J. M. Barbeem, G. T. Wagoner, J. R. Isley, L. M. Crouse, W. E. Loy, B. A. Barber, A. L. Huffines, Ben Coble, H. H. Huffines, J. L. Wagoner, D. W, Wagoner, H. E. Whitesell and T. H. Keck.
    Mrs. Charles Goodwin directs floral arrangements and was as assisted by Mesdames Lacy Budd C. J. Truitt, Ruth Lowe, Car Johnson, A. G. Homer, Bo Barker Wilson Cable, Waymon Moore, Pal Gerfinger, L. M. Grouse, J. J. Isley, R. B. Hensley, W. E. Walker, S. P. King, Jr., Richard Crawley, Uby Crouse, John Isley, Claude Cable, Jane Huffines and Misses Norma Cable, Ruby Dale Hensley, Ora Mae Loy, Frances Loy, Alma Mae Crouse, Florence Cable, Ruby Barber, Opal Stout, Dorothy White, Ruth Breedlove, Ethel Mae Barber and Wiley Johnson.
Burlington (N.C.) Daily Times-News
Monday, October 12, 1942
E. W. Vickers
   Final rites for Elon College's chief of police Earl Wright Vickers, 43, who was killed last Wednesday In a bus-truck accident near the Carolina - Virginia line beyond Spray, were held from the Whitley auditorium at Elon College Friday afternoon with Dr. L. B. Smith, Dr. G. O. Lankford and the Rev. Jesse Dollar of Newport News, Va., conducting. Special solos were sung by Frederick Loadwick. Burial was in Magnolia cemetery, Elon College.
   Masonic grave services were conducted under the direction of E. N. Pearce, master, and the Rev. J. W. Patton, chaplain.
   Active pallbearers were George Colclough, L. W. Wagoner, Graves Holt, W. B. Terrell, Lee A. Lutterloh and L. D. Martin. Ladies of the Community Bible class carried flowers.
   Organizations attending included officers of Alamance county sheriff's department, Bula Lodge 409 A. F. and A. M., Psi Kappa Nu fraternity, and the faculty of Elon College.
The Burlington Daily Times-News,
Feb. 20, 1943
George Homer Atkinson
    George Homer Atkinson, 31, a native of Elon College, died Thursday at Norfolk, Va.
    Tentative funeral plans have been made, pending the arrival of the body from Norfolk. The final rites are scheduled to conducted from the residence of M. A. Atkinson, father of the deceased, at Elon College, tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Interment will follow In Magnolia cemetery.
    Dr. L. E. Smith will officiate.
    The deceased Is survived by his father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Atkinson, Elon College; one sister, Mrs. George McNeil, Morehead City; one brother, S. Lane Atkinson, Salisbury.
Navy Causalities   (Haven't found Obit)
The Burlington (N. C.) Daily Times News
Friday, September 5, 1943
William Shreve Ausley
    Washington, Sept. 15.-(AP)-The Navy Department today announced 6 casualties of the V. S. Services not hitherto released. The list included the following North Carolinas'.
    GM3C William Shreve Ausley, USNR, Missing. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. William F. Ausley, Elon College.
    Pfc. Winston W. Cabe, USMCR, wounded. (Previously reported wounded on report of March 9, 44.) Sister, Mrs. Helen C. Gaither, Sylvia.
    Corp. John B. Fennell, USMC, wounded. Wife, Mrs. John B. Fennell, Proctorville. Father Clyde C. Fennell, Proctorville.
    Pfc. Calvin H. Fowler, USMC, wounded. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac C. Fowler, 814 Trinity St., Thomasville.
    HA1C Leonard Torrence Keever, USNR, Wounded. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dowd David Keever, 35, Groves Mill, Gastonia.
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Burlington (N. C.) Daily Times-News
Saturday, January 15, 1944
Visiting Parents
    Seaman second class W. S. Ausley, of the Navy, is spending seven days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Ausley, Elon College, before reporting to a new assignment.
    He entered the service in February 1943 and has completed worked in several special courses qualifying him to serve on one of the Navy's P-T boats.
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ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE
The Burlington Daily Times-News,
August 31, 1946 -- Sept. 07, 1946
    Having qualified as administrator of the estate of William Shreve Ausley, deceased, late of Alamance County, North Carolina.
    This is to notify all persons having claims against the said estate to exhibit them duly verified, to the undersigned at Elon College, on or before the 10th day of August, 1947, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery.
    All persons Indebted to the said estate will please make immediate settlement.
    This the 10th day of August.
    1946.
    W. F. AUSLEY.
    Administrator
    Estate of William Shreve Ausley
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Burlington (N.C.) Daily Times-News
Thursday, February 17, 1944
Frank A. Hayes
   Funeral services were held at the Whitley Memorial Auditorium, Elon College, yesterday afternoon al 2:30 for Frank A. Hayes. 46, who died last Monday The rites were conducted by Dr. L. E. Smith, Dr. G. O. Lankford. and the Rev. J. L. Foster, with music by a men's quartet and Miss Mary Lee Foster, soloist. Burial was in Magnolia cemetery at Elon College.
   Active palbearers were: W. L. Leath, R. O. Browning, R. S. Shomaker, Blair Motley, R. L. Morgan, Arthur Kivett.
   Honorary pallbearers were; J. D. Carroll, Waller Hurdle, C. L. Gilliam, W. H. McCracken, Dr Merlon French, Prof. A. L. Hook Dr. D. J. Dowden, Prof. J. W. Barney, Henry Thiel, J. C. McAdams, Rufus Mitchell, William Matlock, J. A. Albright, L. W. Wagnor, James White, H. D. Lambeth, Jesse Ray, James Rumley, Hon. Cooper Hall, Chas. Jeffreys, Hurley Whitesell, Everett Rumley, Dewey Rumley, Zeb Lynch, McIntosh, Blair Hughes, Dr. P. M. Abernathy, O. D. Wilson, Thomas Bradshaw, J. A. Nash, Hubert Phifer, Ed Blanchard, Oliver Thompson, Chas. D. Johnson, Dean J.D. Messick, LaTane Motley D. R. Hayes, Jr., Dr. H. L. Little, Tom Samathers, McClenden, Ed Underwood, J. A. Leath, W. S. Simpson, T. A. May, Kenneth Hughes.
   Flowers were carried by ladies of the community including: Mesdames Dewey Rumley, Robert Davis Earl Vickers, Dewey Holt, Lawrence Page, Lilliam Kerney, W. J. Mallock, Sr., Zeb Lynch, Charles Jeffreys, J. B. Long, L. D. Martin, Rufus Mitchell, Misses Evelyn Reeves, Margaret Brown, and Mrs. Wright and Mrs. Tapscot.
The Burlington (N. C.) Daily Times-News
Saturday, September 2, 1944
Mrs. Emma Atkinson
    Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Williamson Atkinson, 69, were conducted this morning at 1 o'clock at the Whitley Memorial auditorium, Elon College.
    Dr. L. E. Smith, president of the college, conducted the services and was assisted by Dr. G. O. Lankford and Dr. I. W. Johnson. Interment was at Magnolia cemetery Elon College. Music was by Mrs. W. N. Huff.
    Mrs. Atkinson, who was the widow of Dr. J. O. Atkinson, died Thursday at the University hospital in Charlottesville, Va. She had been making her home in Suffolk, Va.  
    Pallbearers were Dr. J. B. Newman, Dr. D. J. Bowden, Vitus R. Holt, J. T. Kernodle,  Charles D. Johnson and H. D. Lambeth.
    Miss Josephine Farmer and Mrs. H. D. Lambeth were in charge of flower arrangements and were assisted by Mrs. Thomas Chandler, Mrs. Ruth Rogers, Mrs. L. D. Martin, Mrs. Lillian Kimrey Mrs. E. B. Huffine, Mrs. Mattie Parker, Mrs. M. D. Joy, Mrs. W. P. Lawrence, Mrs. G. O. Lankford, Misses Rebecca Johnson, Minnie Johnson, Nannie D. Reitzel, Lila Newman and Ann Watson.
Burlington (N.C.) Daily Times-News
Friday, November 30, 1945
James Calvin King
   James Calvin King, 66, of Gibsonville, died last night about 8:00 o'clock at the home of a son, J. W. King who lives on the old Burlington-Elon road (route 4). He was the husband of Mrs. Mary Alcon King.
   Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock at Mt. Hermon Baptist church near Leaksville, and burial will be in Magnolia cemetery at Elon College. Rev. Guthrie Colvard, pastor of Brookwood church, will be assisted in the rites by Rev. E. G. Purcell.
   Among the survivors are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. B. F. Alcon of Gibsonville, and Mrs. J. N. Williams and Mrs. R. J. Miller, both of Burlington, route 4; two sons, George and James W. King, both of route 4; one brother, Will King of Greensboro; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Andrews of Greensboro, and Mrs. Cora Southern of Winston-Salem; and 13 grandchildren.
Burlington Daily Times-News
Friday,  January 11, 1946
Mrs. Pattie L Newman
   Mrs. Pattie L Newman Rites Held Yesterday P.M. At Elon College Final rites for Mrs. Pattie Long Newman of Elon College were held at Elon Christian church yesterday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock, and burial was in Magnolia cemetery. Participating ministers were Rev. Millard Stevens, Dr. W. E. Wisseman, Dr. G. O. Lankford and Dr. D. J. Bowden. Music was by a quartet with a special solo.
   Mrs. Newman, a resident of Elon college for more than 50 years, died her home Tuesday at the age of 81.
   Active pallbearers for the funeral were Hinton Rountree, Wilkes Lowe, James Foster, Mark McAdams, Kenneth Hughes and Lane Atkinson.
   The honorary pallbearers were visiting ministers, faculty members and trustees of Elon college and J. C. McAdams, L. W. Wagoner, M. R. Atkinson, H. D. Lambeth, Alton West, A. L. Rich, Newman Cox, W. E. Lowe, George Colclough, Joe Farmer, Dr. T. E. Powell and Messrs Muse and McIntosh.
   The large floral tribute was in charge of members of the Ladies' Missionary society of Elon Christian church and other friends.
Burlington (N. C.) Daily Times-News,
Friday, Oct. 31, 1947
George T. Johnson, Sr.
   Funeral Services were conducted for George Thomas Johnson, Sr., 76, of Elon College, at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the Rich and Thompson Chapel. Mr. Johnson died on Wednesday after 14 months illness.
   Dr. Jesse M. Dollar and Dr. G. O. Lankford of Elon College conducted the rites, and music was by a quartet composed of Miss Dot Jones, Miss Jane Lewis, Jack Castle and Jack McFayden, with John Westmoreland serving as organist.
   Pallbearers were, R. S. Shoemaker, George Noah, Kenneth Hughes, R. L. Morgan, Eugene Lankford, and Dwight Wall.
   Interment was in the Magnolia cemetery at Elon College.
The Burlington (N.C.) Daily Times-News
Tuesday February 10, 1948
Brother Of Local Men Dies Yesterday
Basil S. Cox
   Basil S. Cox, 54, of Greensboro, brother of Woodrow W. Cox and N. C. Cox of Burlington, died of a sudden heart attack at the Southern Railway roundhouse in Greensboro yesterday morning at 9:30 o'clock. He had been employed by the Southern Railway for more than 30 years.
   The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the First Congregational Christian Church in Greensboro with Rev. W. E. Wisseman, pastor, officiating, and burial will be in Magnolia cemetery at Elon College.
   He was born in Randolph County and had been living in Greensboro for 27 years. As an employee of Southern Railway, he was foreman of a bridge building force at the time of his death.
   Surviving are his wife, the former Mabel Moffit; one son Hugh L. Cox of Stale College; one daughter. Mrs. W. S. Schmidt of Silver Spring, Md.: five brothers, Walter Cox of Elon College, William O. Cox of Charlotte. R. L. Cox of Washington, and N. C. and W. W Cox of Burlington, and five sisters, Mrs. J. O. Sutton of Lillington, Mrs. Fleeta Black and Mrs. J. C. Washburn of Charlotte, and Mrs. E. B. Huffines and Mrs. Mattie Parks of Elon College.
Burlington (N.C.) Daily Times-News
Saturday, December15, 1951
Eliza Ellen Loy
   The funeral for Eliza Ellen Loy, 93, who died at her home on Route 4, Wednesday, was held yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at Gibsonville Baptist Church.
   Rev. T. C. Williams, pastor of the church, Rev. Elmer Cates, pastor of the Brookwood Baptist Church, and Rev. Bozart. pastor of the Elon Community Christian Church, were the officiating ministers. Music was by a choir composed of students of the Elon College Choir and Charles Lyman, soloist, accompanied by Miss Elizabeth Hoffman, pianist. Interment was in Magnolia Cemetery at Elon College.
   Pallbearers were John Westmoreland, G. C. Huey, D. C. Bryant, M. Loy, D. A. Owens, and B. F. Southern.
   Mrs. J. A. Westmoreland was in charge of the flowers, assisted by Mesdames Durwood Loy, Joe Edwards, B. F. Southern, G. C. Huey, Erwin Loy, H. B. Hensley, George Apple, K. A. Caddell, Joe Baggett, Paul Huey, and Misses Ruby Jean Hudgins, Shirley Summers, Ruby Murrell, Pearl Westmoreland, Eleanor Doris Huey, Mary Graham Hardy, Etta Jean Mabe, Nina Jean Loy, Janet Loy, Geraldine Loy, Diane Loy, Jane Loy, and Nannie Lou Edwards.
Burlington (N.C.) Daily Times-News
Wednesday, March 3, 1954
Margaret Harris Lowe
   ELON COLLEGE —The funeral for Mrs. Margaret Harris Lowe, 73, of 103 South O'Kelly Avenue, was held at the Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington yesterday in Burlington yesterday morning at 11 o'clock. Mrs. Lowe died Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Charles B. Ellis, Jr., of Burlington.
   The funeral was conducted by Rev. Howard Bozarth, pastor of the Elon Community Church, assisted by Rev. W. J. Ander, pastor of the First Congregational Christian Church of Winston-Salem, and Dr. John G. Truitt of Elon College.
   Music was provided by Mrs. W. N. Huff, soloist, and Mrs. Kathleen Merrill, organist, Burial was in Magnolia cemetery here.
   Active pallbearers were Paul Newman, Prof. A. L. Hook, Dr. James W. Hill and Sam P. Moorefield.
   Members of the Elon Exchange Club and Elon Civic Club were honorary pallbearers. Twenty-five students and faculty members of Elon High School attended the service in a group.
The Burlington Daily Times-News,
Sept. 26, 1956
Mrs. William F. Ausley
    Elon College — Mrs. William F. Ausley of Elon College died this morning in a Greensboro hospital.
    The body will remain at Burke Funeral Home in Burlington until arrangements are completed.
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The Burlington Daily Times-News,
Sept. 27, 1956
Mrs. Olive Shreve Ausley
   Elon College. — Mrs. Olive Shreve Ausley of Elon College died in a Wesley Long Hospital in Greensboro yesterday morning at 7 o'clock after several years of declining health and three months of critical illness.
    The funeral will be held at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at Burke's Memorial Chapel in Burlington, with burial in Magnolia Cemetery at Elon College.  Rev. W. J. Andes, pastor of the Elon Community Church, will officiate, assisted by Dr. L. E. Smith, president of Elon College.
    She was born in Rockingham County as the daughter of John Rufus and Lucy Apple Shreve. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elon and an officer in various church organizations, and was a former school teacher.
    Survivors include her husband, W. F. Ausley; two daughters, Mrs. Lucy A. Eberette of Elon College and Mrs. June A. Walker of Mebane; one sister, Miss Della Shreve of Reidsville two brothers, James A. Shreve of Reidsville and Dr. June R. Shreve of Brown Summit; and six grandchildren.
    Mrs. Ausley had been a resident of Elon College for the past several years. Prior to that, she resided in Burlington.
The Burlington Daily Times-News
Friday, March 8, 1957
Miss Florence Wilson
   Miss Florence Wilson, 85, former head of the music department at Elon College, died at her home at Greensboro yesterday after five years of declining health.
   A native of Boston, Mass., Miss Wilson was the daughter of the late Sylvester and Alma Morse Wilson. She was a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music was in charge of the music.
   After moving to Greensboro, she gave private lessons in voice and piano until five years ago when she gave up this work because of failing health.
   Final rites will be held at Burke Memorial Chapel here tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock. Interment will be in Magnolia Cemetery at Elon College.
   Dr. L. E. Smith, president of Elon College, will officiate at the funeral, and music will be by Prof. Fletcher Moore, of the music department at Elon College, and Mrs. W. N. Huff of Greensboro.
Burlington (N.C.) Daily Times-News,
Tuesday, April 9, 1958
Robert Junius Kernodle
    Final rites for Robert Junius Kernodle, 71., of 1013 Watts Street in Durham were held yesterday morning at 10 o'clock at the Congregational Christian Church in Durham.
    Mr. Kernodle died Saturday following several weeks of critical illness.
    Rev. W. T. Scott Jr., pastor of the church, conducted the service. Music was furnished by the church choir. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College.
    Pallbearers were Frank Southerland, Joe Kernodle, Lawrence J. Ohleyer, Dr. John Robert Kernodle, George F. Hackney and H. Calloway Polard Jr., nephews of Mr. Kernodle.
    Mr. Kernodle was son of the late John Tobias and Georgia Ann Corinna Clymer Kernodle. He was a member of the Congregational Christian Church of Durham. For many years before his retirement he was employed by a Durham tobacco company.
    Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Jones Kernodle; one daughter, Mrs. Jennie Sue Kernodle Snyder of Ashiya, Japan; two sons, William A. Kernodle of Cincinnati, Ohio, and John T. Kernodle of Durham and Raleigh; two sisters, Mrs. W. Levi Burke Sr. and Mrs. H. C. Pollard Sr., both of Burlington; two brothers, L. D. Kernodle and J. Ed Kernodle, both of Burlington, and seven grandchildren.
The Burlington Daily Times-News, 
April 14, 1958
Moses Austin Atkinson
    Elon College — Final rites for Moses Austin Atkinson, 85, of Elon College, who died Friday, were conducted at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon at McClure Funeral Home at Burlington.
    Officiating at the service were Dr. John Truitt, superintendent of the Congregational Christian Home for Children, and Rev. W. J. Andes, pastor of Elon College Community Church. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery here.
    Active pallbearers were Henry Hilliard, Henry (Lack) Moore, Tommy Bowman, Bobby Maness, L. W. Wagoner and Luke Wagoner.
    Honorary pallbearers included Joe B. Newman, Hurley Whitsell, L. D. Martin, Dr. N. F. Brannock, H. D. Lambeth, Lamont Sutton and F. B. Jordan.
Burlington (N.C.) Daily Times-News
Monday, November 5, 1962
D. W. Browne
   ELON COLLEGE - Graveside rites for D. W. Browne, 91, of Jupiter, Fla., will be held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock at Magnolia Cemetery. Officiating will be Rev. William T. Scott Jr. of Durham.
   Mr. Browne, a former Elon College resident, died Saturday in Florida after several months of illness. A retired lumber dealer he was the husband of the late Mrs. Lula L. Browne.
   Surviving are four daughters, Miss Gertrude Brow, of Florida Mrs. J. L. Crumpton of Durham, Mrs. Don Jansen of Munster, Ind. and Mrs. E. G. Helvenston of Arlington, Va.; five sons, R. C. Browne of West Palm Beach, Fla., A. H. Browne and A. L. Browne, both of Miami, Fla., D. W. Browne Jr. of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and Everett Browne of Jasper, Fla.
Burlington (N.C.) Daily Times-News
Monday, October 14, 1963
Edwin Herbert Thompson
   Edwin Herbert Thompson, 76, of 1932 West Front Street died suddenly this morning at 12:15 o'clock at his home.
   A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Mrs. Sarah May Thompson, who survives, and was the son of the late William Pierce Thompson and Mrs. Mary Jane Crawford Thompson. He was a retired building contractor, and was a member of Faith Methodist Church.
   Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Mrs. Wallace Cates of Burlington; three sons, C. Wilson Thompson, N. R. (Jake) Thompson and Kenneth C. Thompson, all of Burlington; and 11 grandchildren.
   The funeral will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock at Faith Methodist Church by Rev. T. R. Commander, pastor. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery at Elon College.
   Pallbearers will be Glenn McPherson, Roy McPherson, Lednum Amick, Everet Amick, Reid Thompson and Ray Paschall. The body will remain at Richland Thompson Mortuary in Bur-<sic> church to lie in state for 30 minutes prior to the service. The family will receive friends at the mortuary tonight from 7 to 9 o'clock.
The Burlington (N. C.) Daily Times-News,
Friday, November 1, 1963
Mrs. Bessie J. Atkinson
   Elon College - Mrs. Bessie Jordan Atkinson, 81, of  Elon College, died suddenly in  Burlington hospital last night at 5 o'clock.
   A native of Wayne County, she was first married to the late F. B. Jordan, and her second husband was the late Moses A. Atkinson. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Betty Jernigan Bizzell and was a member of the Elon College Community Church.
   Surviving are one son, Henry B. Jordan of Burlington; four daughter's , Mrs. Marshal Browning, Mrs. Ben Thompson and Mrs. Floyd Thompson, all of Burlington, and Mrs. Lee Huffines of Gibsonville; one stepson, Kennon Jordan of Goldsboro; three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Adams, Miss Estelle Bizzell and Mrs. Lela Underwood all of Clinton; 18 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
   The funeral will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock at McClure Funeral Home in Burlington by Rev. W. J. Andes, pastor of the Elon College Community Church, assisted by Rev. Henry Bizzell.
    The body will remain at the funeral home through the service.
The Burlington Daily Times-News
July 31, 1964
R. S. Shomaker
   ELON COLLEGE - R. S. Shomaker, 69, of 606 E. Haggard Ave. Elon College, died suddenly yesterday afternoon at a Burlington hospital at 12:15 o'clock after four days of illness.
   A native of Hansonville, Va., he founded the Shomaker Oil Company in 1934 and retired in 1960. He was the son of the late Gilmer Shomaker and Mrs. Callie Dickenson Shomaker. He was a member of Elon College Community Church.
   He is survived by his wife. Mrs. Katherine Todd Livesay Shomaker of the home; two sons, Edward G. Shomaker of Salisbury, and Samuel R. Shomaker of Burlington; one sister, Mrs. Paul Gray of Hansonville, Va.; two brothers, T. Frank Shomaker of Draper, Va. and William B. Shomaker of Concord; and six grandchildren.
   Final rites will be conducted at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, at Elon College Community Church by Dr. William J. Andes, pastor of the church and Rev. G. Harold Myers, pastor of Edgewood Avenue United Church of Christ. Burial will be at Magnolia Cemetery.
Burlington (N.C.) Daily Times-News
Tuesday, January 14, 1964
Miss Annie R. Johnston
    ELON COLLEGE — Miss Annie Rebecca Johnston, 57, of Elon College, died yesterday afternoon at 2:20 o'clock at a Burlington nursing home after two months of critical illness.
    A native of Alamance County, she was the daughter of the late Charles D. and Ada Viola Smith Johnston. She was a member of Elon College Community Church.
    Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. E. J. Young of Kings Park, Long Island, N. Y., Mrs. H. L. Barney and Mrs. Clarence Wilson, both of Madison, N. J., and Mrs. E. N. Pearce of Burlington; four brothers, Ben Johnston of Hillsboro, Dr. Charles D. Johnston of Elizabeth City, Robert E. Johnston of Charlotte, and Dr. James William Johnston of Burlington.
    The funeral will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at Elon College Community Church by Rev. W. J. Andes, pastor. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
    The body will remain at Lowe Funeral Home until the hour of service. The family will be at the home of Mrs. E. N. Pearce at 420 Parkview Dr. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Elon College Children's Home.
Burlington (N.C.) Daily Times-News
Saturday, September 26, 1964
Luena Dianne Huffman
   GIBSONVILLE - Final rites for Luena Dianne Huffman, 16, of 604 Church St., will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Gibsonville Methodist Church, where she was a member. She was the daughter of Joel J. Huffman of Gibsonville and Mrs. Kathryn Sawyer Huffman of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
   She died yesterday morning at 7 o'clock in a Greensboro hospital as a result of injuries received Thursday afternoon in an automobile accident.
   The funeral will be conducted by Rev. W. W. Blanton, pastor of the church. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College.
   The body will remain at Bartlett Funeral Home until carried to the church to lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service.
Burlington (N.C.) Daily Times-News
Saturday, July 24, 1965
Ella Smith
   ELON COLLEGE - The remains of Mrs. Ella Brunk Smith now are in Magnolia Cemetery here, not far from the Elon College campus which she and her husband shared in their service, love and progress through 26 years of their lives.
   In a memorial service held to Whitley Auditorium here yesterday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, the life of Mrs. Smith was eulogized as a homemaker, educator, church worker and community leader.
   Mrs. Smith - wife of Dr. Leon Edgar Smith, president emeritus of Elon. College-died March 16 of this year in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. The funeral was held at the Christian Temple in Norfolk, Va., March 19, after which interment was in a Norfolk receiving mausoleum pending completion of the Smith mausoleum in Magnolia Cemetery here.
   The memorial service and service of committal yesterday were conducted by Dr. Frank R. Hamilton, pastor of the Christian Temple in Norfolk, assisted by the Rev. John S. Graves, Elon College campus minister.
   Special music was by Prof. C. Fletcher Moore, organist; Mrs. Mary Anne Thomas Johnston, soprano; and Prof. Jack O. White, baritone.
   In his eulogy, Dr. Hamilton cited the contribution which Mrs. Smith had made to Elon College as an institution and the community itself.
   "Her memorial is all about us here", he said. "To recognize it, all we have to do is look about us. The rich outreach of her spirit, the depth of her concern for this college, and the evidence of what she managed to contribute are apparent on every hand....."
    Dr. Hamilton likened Mrs. Smith to a musical note which can be claimed by each individual - one which each individual must strike and through which he or she will be identified.
    "Some lives speak in a monotone," he said, "while others make barely a whisper of sound. Some are an exultant shout of joy and power."
    "Ella Smith's note sounded a firm, assured organ-point," he continued, "a fundamental on which others could build, each for himself or herself, a brave symphony of life."
    He also said that Mrs. Smith was "one of those rare souls whose whole personality struck a right and vigorous note, a note that was positive and real and a tone that was strong and clear and brave. Knowing her was to have life made over for you, for you felt the music struggling to get free in your own life, Such is the contagion of a great spirit!"
    He commended her integrity, strength of character, and her moral purpose and moral courage and strength. He also pointed to her dignity and grace as well as her faith.
   "Above all else," he said, She shook the ---- of ------ . To know her was to have assurance and confidence that this is our Father's world, a fact not to be forgotten or ignored. . . . . It was a major note, struck daily, and all who knew her felt its power."
   Mrs. Smith, a native of Missouri whose family moved to Virginia, entered Elon College In 1902 and built an outstanding record during student days including teaching in her senior year at the newly founded Christian Orphanage. She was graduated in 1907 and later taught Indians in New Mexico.
   She was married to the Rev. Leon Edgar Smith Oct. 18, 1911. They lived in Greensboro for the year following their marriage where her husband served as pastor of the First Christian Church. In September of 1912, she and her husband studied at Princeton Theological Seminary, and the credits there were submitted to Elon College for her M.A. degree.
   Other pastorates they served were in Huntington, Ind., and the Christian Temple in Norfolk, built under the leadership of Dr Smith before he became Elon's fifth president in 1931 to start their 26-year tenure. While they served in the pastorate, she was active in women's activity on the local and Southern Convention levels.
   At Elon College, Mrs. Smith was the founder of the Elon College Garden Club and was active in programs of the Elon College Book Club and the Music Club. It was during her term as president of the garden club that a plan, for, the beautification of the town was begun with planting crape myrtle throughout the town.
   Mrs. Smith received the Outstanding Alumna Award from Elon in 1957, the golden anniversary of her graduating class. Upon their retirement in 1957, Dr. and Mrs. Smith moved to 3776 Jefferson Blvd. (Bayside), Virginia Beach, Va., where Dr. Smith now lives.
   Among those attending the memorial and committal services yesterday were their son, Leon Edgar Smith Jr., of Danville, Va., and their daughter, Mrs. Rebecca S. Wild of Albion College in Albion, Mich., along with grandchildren, Special flowers were from trustees, faculty and staff of the college.
Burlington (N.C.) Daily Times-News
Monday, Nov. 15, 1965
Marsha Lou Lankford
    ELON COLLEGE -- Final rites for Miss Marsha Lou Lankford, 19, of East College Avenue will be held at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at Elon College Community Church. Miss Lankford, a sophomore at Wingate College, was killed in a traffic accident Sunday morning near Asheboro.
    The service will be conducted by Dr. William J. Andes, pastor, assisted by the Rev. John S. Grave, Elon College campus minister. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery.
    The body will remain at the home until taken to the church to lie in state 30 minutes before the service.
The Burlington Daily Times-News
March 12, 1966
Vernon Lee Williams
Elon Man Killed In Accident    An Elon College man, Vernon Lee Williams, 35, of 214 W. College Ave. was killed last night at 7:30 o'clock when a small motorcycle he was driving struck the back of an automobile at the intersection of South Church Street and Shannon Drive in Burlington.
   This was the city's first fatality in 1966.
   Police said Wendall Woody Mann of Rt. 1, Snow Camp, was heading west on South Church Street, had stopped in a traffic lane and was waiting to make a left turn when the motocycle driven by Williams struck him from behind.
   Mr. Williams was dead on arrival at a local hospital. Ptl. Wayne S. Mannord? investigated the wreck.
   Damage both to the motorcycle and to the car was estimated at $250. No charges were made.
   Mr. Williams was a native of Guilford County, son of John Crawford Williams and Mrs. Sadie Bardsher Williams of Burlington, who survive.
   Survivors in addition to his parents include his wife, Mrs. Marie Blanchard Williams; two sons, David Lee and John Edward Williams, both of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Younger of Gibsonville and Mrs. Patsy Day of Bangor, Maine; and two grandmothers, Mrs. Maggie Williams of Gibsonville and Mrs Sarah Bradsher of Whilsett.
   Final rites will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington. The Rev. W. J. Andes, pastor of Elon College Community Church, will conduct the service. Burial will be in the Magnolia Cemetery, in Elon College.
   The body will remain at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington through the service. The family will receive friends at the mortuary tonight from 7 to 9 o'clock.
Burlington (N.C.) Daily Times-News
Saturday, May 1, 1966
Mrs. Nellie C. Sturdevant
    ELON COLLEGE - Mrs. Nellie Marsh Campbell Sturdevant, 84, of Rt.1, Elon College died at her home on Power Line Road yesterday morning at 8 o'clock following an extended illness.
   A native of Gibbon, Neb., she was a daughter of the late Jonathan Eugene Marsh and Mrs. Marion Bailey Marsh. She was first married to Warren Campbell, who died in, 1924, and later married the Rev. Frank M. Sturdevant, who died in 1940. She was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church of Lincoln. Neb.
   Surviving are a daughter Mrs. M. O. Bustard of the home; a foster son, Milton Bosley of Long Beach, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Carrie M. Carte of the home; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
   Final rites will be conducted at the First Church of the Nazarene in Burlington Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock the pastor, the Rev. Dennis Wyrick. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery.
   The body will remain at the Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington until taken to the church to lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 8 to 9 o'clock and tomorrow afternoon from 2 to 4 o'clock.
The Burlington Daily Times-News
September 24, 1966
Mrs. Elsie Byrd Ward
   Final rites for Mrs. Elsie Byrd Ward, 47, of 1108, Hawkins Dr., Burlington, who died Thursday night in a Chapel Hill hospital, will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at McClure Funeral Home in Graham.
   The Rev. Ralph Jones, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Graham, will conduct the service, assisted by the Rev. Christian White, pastor of First Methodist Church of Graham.
   Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College. The family will receive friends at  the funeral home tomorrow night from 7 to 9 o'clock.
Burlington (N.C.) Times-News
Monday, October 10, 1966
T. A. Jones
   ELON COLLEGE - Final rites for Thomas Andre Jones 68, of Roanoke, Va., will be held tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington.
   Mr. Jones died at his home Saturday night at 7:15 o'clock. He was the brother-in-law of Mrs. J. B. Long of Elon College.
   Mr. Jones was a native of Bladen County, son of the late Thomas A. and Florence Maulsby Jones. He was the husband of  Mrs. Frances Johnson Jones, who survives, of the home. He was employed as traffic manager of Russell Transfer Co. and was a member of the Methodist Church.
   The Rev. Howard Bozarth will conduct the service. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College.
   The body will be brought to Burlington tomorrow at noon and will remain at Rich and Thompson Mortuary through the service.
Burlington Daily Times-News
Thursday, March 16, 1967
Dr. Newman Dies Here Last Night
   Dr Joseph Bridges Newman, well known local dentist, died unexpectedly Wednesday night at 6:30 o'clock at his residence at 1815 Woodland Ave. He was 65 years old.
   Dr. Newman was a member and former president of the Alamance - Caswell Dental Society, and a member of the Third District Dental Society, the North Carolina and the American Dental Societies.
   He graduated from Eton College in 1921 and received his master's degree in 1922. He received letters in football, basketball, track and baseball, and was captain of the Elon College baseball team. He received his D.D.S. degree from Atlanta Southern Dental College, Emory University, in 1926. He was recognized as an avid sports fan.
   A native of Alamance County, he was a son of the late Dr. John U. Newman and Mrs. Pattie Long Newman. He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Burlington and of the Burlington Elks Lodge.
   Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ann Rawls Newman of the home; two daughters, Miss Emmaline Rawls Newman of the home and Mrs. Joann Newman Tucker of Goldsboro; two sons, Dr. J. U. Newman III of Burlington and Joseph B Newman Jr. of the home; a sister, Miss Lila Clare Newman of Elon College; a brother, John U. Newman Jr. of Carey; and five grandchildren.
   Final rites will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the First Christian Church >y the pastor, Dr. Robert M Kimball, and the Rev. John S Graves, Elon College campus minister. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery at Eton College.
   The body will remain at the Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington until taken to the church for the service.
Burlington The Daily Times-News
Friday, Jan. 12, 1968
M. B. Long Is Claimed By Death
   M. Bickford Long, 50, of 2402 Oakwood Rd., prominent local businessman, unexpectedly died at 7 o'clock last night at a local hospital.
   He was a native of Roxboro, son of the late James A. and Mrs. Anne Bickford Long. He was a member of Front Street Methodist Church.
   Mr. Long was a graduate of Woodberry Forrest School at Orange, Va. , and Duke University. He also graduated from the executive program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
   He served four years in the army in World War II, achieving the rank of captain before his discharge.
   His business career included two years with Wachovia Bank and Trust Co. in Winston-Salem before entering the Army. He was an automobile dealer in Roxboro until 1952, when he came to Burlington to open Bick Long Motors. He sold that company in 1966 after joining the Durham office of the brokerage firm of Reynolds & Co.
   Mr. Long was president of Cerlist Diesel Co. from 1956 to 1963 and was assistant manager of the brokerage firm office in Durham at his death. He was a past president of the Alamance County Automobile Dealers Association, a former president of ATO fraternity at Duke and a member of the Burlington Rotary Club.
   Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Olivia Womble Long of the home; one daughter, Miss Edith Long of the home; three sons, M. Bickford Long Jr. of Appalachian State University, Calder W. Long of Burlington and Larry Long of Duke University; one grandchild; two sisters, Miss Elizabeth F. Long of Whispering Pines and Mrs. Margaret Long Barber of Burlington, and four brothers, James A. Long and Richard G. Long of Roxboro, Robert E. Long of Burlington and Donald S. Long of Raleigh.
   Final rites will be held at 11 o'clock Saturday morning at Front Street Methodist Church The service will be conducted by the Rev. M. W. Lawrence, pastor, assisted by Dr. Edgar B. Fisher, former pastor. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery at Elon College.
   The family has requested that no flowers be sent.
The Burlington Daily Times-News
Monday, April 15, 1968
Death Takes C. C. Huey Here Today
   C. Chester Huey, 60, of Rt. 1, Eton College, co-owner and operator of Huey's Steak House and Huey's Barbecue Restaurant here, died this morning at 8:20 o'clock at his home. He had been in declining health for several years and had been critically ill for four months.
   A native of Hazelhurst, Ga., Mr. Huey was the son of the late Charlie E. and Augusta McManus Huey. He was the husband of Mrs. Josie Loy Hue of the home, who survives, and had been a resident of Alamance County for the past 40 years.
   From 1944 to 1955 he operated a grocery store in the Glen Raven area, and in 1955 he and his brother, Ralph Huey, began their restaurant chain with Huey's Barbecue Restaurant in Glen Raven.
   He was a member of Elon College Community church; and the Elon College Exchange Club. He was one of the most active boosters of Elon College's athletic program.
   Survivors, in addition to his wife, include one daughter. Miss Elna Doris Huey of Gibsonville; one son, Paul H. Huey of Rt. 1, Elon College; three sisters, Mrs. Clarence Morton of Gibsonville, Mrs. David Yancey of Rt. 1, Mebane and Mrs. Lillian Loy of Rt. 4, Burlington; seven brothers, Virgil O. Huey of Rt. 4, Burlington, George C. Huey of Rt. 1, Elon College, Frank Huey of Rt. 1, Mebane, Carl Huey of Mebane, Alton Huey of Rt. 1, Elon College and Ralph Huey of Rt. 3, Graham.
   Final rites will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Elon College Community Church. The service will be conducted by the Rev. Thomas R. Hamilton, pastor, and the Rev. Grant Johnson, pastor of Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery Elon College.
   The body will remain at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington until taken to the church to lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. Visitation will begin Tuesday at noon, and the family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday night from 7 to 9 o'clock.
Burlington (N.C.) Times-News,
Saturday, May 11, 1968
Mrs. Maggie Robinson
   GIBSONVILLE -- Final rites for Mrs. Maggie Driggers Robinson, 79, of 817 Park Dr. will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington.
   The services will be conducted by the Rev. Garnet Walker, pastor. Of Gibsonville Christian Church, and assisted by the Rev. Dorris C. Wilson, pastor of Central Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery at Elon College.
   Mrs. Robinson died yesterday morning at 5:10 o'clock at her home.
   The body will remain at Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Burlington through the funeral service. Visitation began at noon today. The Family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 9 o'clock tonight.
Burlington (N.C.) Times-News,
Monday, August 12, 1968
Edward Lee Carter
   ELON COLLEGE -- Final rites for Edward Lee Carter, 48, of 106 Woodale Dr., who formerly served on the Elon College Board of Aldermen for six years, were held this afternoon at 4 o'clock at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington.
   Mr. Carter died Saturday night at 9:15 o'clock in a Burlington hospital following five days of illness. A native of Danville, Va., he was the son of the late John Thomas and Nonie Mays Carter. He was the husband of Mrs. Iris Christman Carter of the home, who survives, and had been an employe of Western Electric Co. for 20 years.
   Mr. Carter attended the First Baptist Church of Elon College and was a member of the Elon College and was a member of the Elon College Volunteer Fire Department. He was a veteran of World War II.
    Survivors, in addition to his wife, include one son, Charles (Sonny) Carter of the home; one sister, Mrs. Sam T. Stone of Danville, Va.; one brother, George W. Carter of Danville, Va.; and two half-brothers, Henry J. Travis and N. Wesley Travis, both of Danville, Va.
    The service was conducted by the Rev. W. T. Cockman, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Elon college, assisted by the Rev. Thomas Madren, pastor of Hines United Church of Christ of Greensboro. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery.
Burlington (N.C.) Times-News
Monday, August 26, 1968
Phyllis Lea Goodson
   ELON COLLEGE -- Graveside rites for Phyllis Lea Goodson, infant daughter of Richard and Virginia Florance Goodson of Rt. 1, Elon College, were held this morning at 11 o'clock at Magnolia Cemetery.
   The child died Saturday night at 9 o'clock in a Winston-Salem hospital following 27 days of illness. She was a native of Alamance County.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include one sister, Virginia Annette Goodson of the home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Florance of Burlington; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Sidney Goodson of Burlington; great-grandmother, Mrs. J. L. Goodson of Lincolnton; great-grandfather. John Nolan of Salisbury; and step-great-grand-mother, Mrs. John Nolan of Salisbury.
Burlington (N.C.) Times-News,
Saturday, Sept. 28,1968
Mrs. Rujina S. Amash
   ELON COLLEGE -- Mrs. Rujina Sadan Amash, 68, of Misenheimer, formerly of Elon College, died Friday in an Albemarle hospital following one week of illness.
   A native of Palestine, Mrs. Amash was the daughter of the late Odeh and Nur Wahab Sadan. She was the wife of th elate Rev. Jiries Joseph Amash, who died in 1965, and was a member of the Anglican Church.
   Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Elias Amash of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Mrs. George Salfiti of Burlington; six sons Joseph Amash and P h i l i p Amash, both of Burlington, Prof Paul Amash of Misenheimer, a former faculty member at Elon College, Peter Amash of Los Angeles, Calif., Andrew Amash of Huntington, Pa., and Milad Amash of Jordan, Jerusalem; 42 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
   Final rites will be field Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Elon College Community College. The Rev. Thomas R. Hamilton, pastor, will conduct the service Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
   The body will remain at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington until taken to the church to lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. Visitation will begin Sunday morning at 10 o'clock, and the family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday night from 7 to 9 o'clock.
The Burlington Daily Times-News
March 25, 1969
Mrs. Frances Jones
    ELON COLLEGE -- Frances O'Neil Johnson Jones, 66, of Roanoke, Va., the sister of Mrs. J. B. Long of Elon College, died Monday morning at 5:30 o'clock at her home.
    She was the daughter of the late George Thomas and Mrs. Iolanthe Twinning Johnson and the widow of Thomas Anderson Jones who died in 1966. She was a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church.
    Surviving, in addition to the sister, here is one other sister.
    Final rites will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at Rich and Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Burlington by the Rev. Thomas Hamilton, pastor of Elon Congregational Christian Church. Burial will be Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College.
    The body will be brought to Rich and Thompson Funeral Home here to remain through the service. Visitation will begin tonight at 8 o'clock.
The Burlington Daily Times-News,
July 28, 1969
Lizzie Spoon Amick
    Final rites for Mrs. Lizzie Spoon Amick, 84, of 2124 W. Front St., were conducted this afternoon at 2 o'clock at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington by the Rev. Gayle Alexander, pastor of Webb Avenue-Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial following in Magnolia Cemetery.
    Mrs. Amick died in a Hillsborough rest home Saturday night at 8:45 o'clock after several years of failing health.
    A native of Alamance County, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Margaret Stanley Spoon.
    She is survived by one son, John Amick of Burlington; three sisters, Mrs. A. L. Isley and Mrs. C. E. Amick both of Burlington, and Mrs. N. B. Cheek of Pleasant Garden; one brother, Col. T. L. Spoon of Liberty; four grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Burlington (N.C.) Times-News
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 1969
Death Takes Mrs. Cox Last Night
   ELON COLLEGE -- Mrs. Mabel Greeson Cox, 60, of 301 Trollinger Ave. died at her home Tuesday night at 9:30 o'clock after seven months of illness.
   A native of Alamance County, she was the daughter of Mrs. --- Huffman Greeson of Rt. 2, Gibsonville, and the late Perry A. Greeson. She was a retired town clerk of Elon College, and was a member of the First Reformed United Church of Christ. She was former president of Elon College Garden Club.
   In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Walter E. Cox of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Robert Gottlieb of Huntington, N.Y., Mrs. Wade Young of Attleboro, Mass., and Mrs. Ben Strickland of Goldsboro; one son, Walter E. Cox, Jr. of the home; one sister, Mrs. Herman Carter of Rt. 2, Gibsonville: two brothers, Upton Greeson of Burlington, and Pete Greeson of Rt. 2, Gibsonville; and four grandchildren.
   Final rites will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington. The Rev. Thomas R. Hamilton, pastor of Elon College Community Church, will officiate, assisted by Dr. Tom D. Anderson, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Burlington.
   The body will remain at Rich and Thompson Mortuary through the service. The family will be at the residence at 301 Trollinger Ave.
The Burlington Daily Times-News
November 7, 1969
Cunningham Rites Slated For Saturday
   ELON COLLEGE-Final rites will be held here Saturday afternoon for Dr. Horace Herndon (Bill) Cunningham, former academic dean of Elon College who died at Duke Hospital Wednesday.
   The funeral will be held Elon Community Church, which he was a member, a 2 p.m. Saturday, with burial in Magnolia Cemetery. Officiating will be the Rev. Holley Patterson of Athens, Ga., assisted by the Rev. John Graves of the Elon faculty and Dr. J. Earl Danieley, Elon president.
   The family will be at the Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington tonight between 7 and 9 o'clock. The body will remain at the funeral home until being removed to the church Saturday for the rites.
   Dr. Cunningham was with Elon College from 1952 until 1965, serving as academic dean and later as chairman of the Department of Social Sciences He resigned in 1965 to become a professor of history at the University of Georgia in Athens. Active pallbearers for the rites will be Dr. Durward Stokes, James P. Elder Jr. Eugene Lankford, Robert Baxter, Thomas Smith, and Ralph Oxford.
Burlington (N.C.) Times-News
Wednesday, April 1, 1970
William Ervin Loy
   Final rites for William Ervin Loy, 87, of 2635 W. Front St. will be held Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the First Baptist Church in Gibsonville.
   Mr. Loy died Tuesday morning at his home following one year of declining health and two months of critical illness.
   The service will be conducted by the Rev. Billy Graham, pastor. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College.
   The body will remain at Lowe Funeral Home until taken to the church to lie in state one hour prior to the service. The family will be at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 9 o'clock.
Burlington (N.C.) Times-News
Tuesday, June 22, 1971
Mrs. June A. Walker
    MEBANE- Mrs. June Ausley Walker of 309 W. Lee St. died in a Durham hospital Monday afternoon at 4:45 o'clock after a sudden illness.
   A native of Alamance County, she was the daughter of the late W. F. and Ollie Shreve Ausley.
   Survivors include her husband Archie Hagen Walker of the home, one son, Michael Hagen Walker, of Burlington; one daughter, Miss June Adelaide Walker of Charlottesville, Va.; one sister, Mrs. R. P. Everette of Elon College; and one granddaughter.
   Private graveside rites will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College. Dr. Hoyle Whiteside, pastor of Macedonia Lutheran Church, will officiate.
   The body will remain at Strickland Funeral Home until taken to the cemetery for the service. The family will be at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 9 o'clock.
Burlington, (N.C.) Times-News Wednesday,
Sept 15, 1971
Mrs. Joanna Newman
   ELON COLLEGE - Final rites for Mrs. Joanna Carpenter Newman, 29, of 402 Westbrook Ave., Rt. l, Elon College, will be held Thursday afternoon 3 o'clock at the First Christian United Church, of Christ in Burlington.
   Mrs. Newman died Tuesday morning at 4 o'clock in a Durham hospital following two weeks of illness.
   Lt. Col. Douglas Carty of High Point and Dr. Robert M. Kimball, pastor of the First Christian United Church of Christ, win conduct the service. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery.
   The body will remain at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington until taken to the church for the service. The family will be at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 9 o'clock.
Burlington (N.C.) Times-News
Tuesday, October 19, 1971
Rebecca Thompson
   Final rites for Mrs. Rebecca Phillips Thompson, 24, of Huntsville, Ala., will be held Wednesday afternoon at o'clock at the Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington.
   Mrs. Thompson died Saturday in Huntsville following a very brief illness.
   A native of Alamance County she was a daughter of Ferrel A. Phillips of Hillsborough and Mrs. Clarice Tew Phillips of Rt. 1, Elon College. She was married to Tommy Thompson and was a member of the Church of God in Huntsville.
   Survivors, in addition to her husband and parents, include a daughter, Annetta Thompson of the home; a son, Richard Thompson of the home; three brothers, Ronald Phillips of the U.S. Navy, David Lee Phillips of Burlington, and Tim Phillips of Elon College; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Tew of Rt. 1, Elon College, and Mrs. and Mrs. E. R. Phillips of Mebane. The Rev. G. I. McGhee, pastor of First Pentecostal Holiness Church will conduct the service. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
   The body will remain at the Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington through the service. The family will be at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 9 o'clock.
Burlington (N.C.) Times-News
Monday, Feb. 28,1972
W. S. Colwell Is Claimed By Death
   ELON COLLEGE - Woodson Samuel Colwell, 47, of 202 W. Haggard Ave. died unexpected early this morning at his home
   A native of Lufkin, Tex., was the son of the late Sam and Mary Elizabeth Smith Colwell. He was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church and was owner and operator of Colwell Electric and Lighting Co in Burlington.
   He is survived by his wife Mrs. Violet Childress Colwell of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Judy Biggerstaff of Raleigh; one son Richard Colwell of Elon college; one brother, M. H. Colwell of Houston, Tex.; three sisters, Mrs. Martha Holden Mrs. Annie Summers and Mrs. Lassie Shaddock, all of Lufkin Tex.; and one grandson.
   Final rites will be held-Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Trinity Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Worth Watts, pastor, will officiate. Burial will following Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College.
   The body will remain at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington until .taken to the church 30 minutes prior to the service.
   The family will be at the funeral home Tuesday night from 7 to 9 o'clock.
Burlington (N.C.) Times-News
Thursday, May 25,1972
Mrs. Marian C. Bustard
   ELON COLLEGE - Mrs. Marian Campbell Bustard, 60, of Rt. 1, Elon College died at her home this morning at 7:30 o'clock following two years of illness.
   A native of Maitland, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Warren and Nellie Marsh Campbell, and the wife of Murlon Oscar Bustard who survives of the home. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.
   In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Merlin Eugene Bustard of Atlanta, Ga.; one half brother, Milton Bosley of California; and two grandchildren.
   Final rites will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the First Church of the Nazarene. The Rev. Loren E. Schaffer, pastor, and the Rev. Eric Murray, will officiate. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery.
   The body will remain at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington until taken to the church 30 minutes prior to the service.
   The family will be at the funeral home Friday night from 7 to 9 o'clock
The Burlington Daily Times-News,
July 18, 1972
   
Rites Tomorrow Dr. Scott, Church Leader, Succumbs
   ELON COLLEGE — Dr. William Tate Scott of Elon College died yesterday , bringing to a close a long and illustrious career of parish ministry and high level leadership in the United Church of Christ. He was 72 years old.
   Dr. Scott, who was ordained into the ministry 49 years ago, served in four states as pastor of various congregations of the former Christian Church,  the former Congregational Christian Church and today's United Church of Christ.
   He held executive positions with the state conferences in North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and Florida and served the National General Council of his denomination in various capacities.
   His interest in assisting young people carried him into other areas of church work, and he served as director of church relations at Elon College and as development associate for the Elon Home for Children, a position that he held at the time of his death.
   Dr. Scott died at his home at 114 O'Kelly Ave. yesterday afternoon at 5:5.0 .o'clock following a sudden illness.
    Final rites will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Elon College Community Church, 'where Dr. Scott was a member. The Rev. Thomas Hamilton, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Delia Gotten Scott of the home; a daughter, Mrs. James A. Luke of Waverly, Va.; two sons, the Rev. William T. Scott Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., and James A. Scott of Elon College; a brother, J. M. Scott of New York: and seven grandchildren.
   The body will remain at the Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington until taken to the church to lie in state 30 minutes before the service. The family will receive friends at the home.
   Active pallbearers will be deacons of the Eton College Community Church, and honorary pallbearers will be members of the clergy and made to the Elon Home for Children.
   A native of Ramseur, Dr. Scott was a son of the late Benjamin and Cora Melton Scott. He received the A. B. degree with a major in religion from Elon College and the B. D. egree from Yale University Divinity School. He also studied at Teachers College at Columbia University and at Union Theological Seminary in New York. Dr. Scott held the honorary degrees of doctor of divinity from Piedmont College in Demorest, Ga., and doctor of laws from Elon College.
   Dr. Scott began his ministry at Berea Christian Church at Altamahaw in 1922, and during his career he served churches in North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio and Connecticut.
   He served as president and secretary of the North Carolina and Virginia Conferences, superintendent of the Georgia Conference - and assistant superintendent and superintendent of the Florida Conference.
   Dr. Scott was superintendent of the Southeast District of the Board of Home Missions, and a member of the executive board of the Southern Convention and a member of the executive committee of the National General Council.. He was also a director of home missions for the national organization.
   In 1946 he was made superintendent of the Southern Convention and executive secretary of the mission board. He remained superintendent until 1959.
   From 1963 to 1968 he served as director of church relations with Elon College, and in 1970 he took the post with the Elon Home for Children.
   Dr. Scott also was a leader in the promotion of (lie union between the Congregational Christian Church and the Evangelical and Reformed Church in 1959, creating the United Church of Christ.
   The minister was a member of Bula Lodge 409 A.M. .& A.M. and formerly served as a trustee of Elon College and Elon Home for Children.
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The Burlington Daily Times-News
Thursday Afternoon, July 20, 1972
Dr. William Tate Scott
   Dr. William Tate Scott, one of our most dedicated churchmen to served through affiliations centered in our area, has left a sizable influence which will be reflected for a long time to come.
   His career registered well in local pastorates, then into higher administrative levels and on national policies which affected countless people who came within the jurisdictions of his leadership.
   He first was in the Christian Church, then the merged Congregational Christian denomination, leading lo his serving as superintendent of the Southern
   Convention with headquarters at Elon College. lie also was a major participant, when the Congregational Christian and the Evangelical and Reformed denominations merged to become the United Church of Christ.
   As changes came in organization, Dr. Scott again returned to the local parish before his official retirement. On leaving the active ministry, however, his services continued to be sought, leading to his acceptance last year to serve in a part-time capacity the Elon Home for Children in helping it build new strength there in estate planning and in other ways with people who were willing to share their means in the interest of the children. Until the end, he was making a strong contribution to others, for he had talents and dedication to succeed in everything he undertook in his ministerial and service career.
   Dr. Scott, a warm and enthusiastic person who always showed his optimism for the challenges he met, spread himself strongly in meaningful ways, reflected through his family, the church, Elon College, the Elon College Home for Children, for his community and with friends and acquaintances.
   He gave much strength through his life to the high values which he accepted. He will be well remembered for the contribution he made to them.
Burlington (N.C.) Times-News
Friday, Nov. 10, 1972
Mrs. Marie O. Wicker
   ELON COLLEGE - Graveside rites for Mrs. Marie Orrell Wicker, 70, of Atlanta, Ga., will be held Saturday morning , 11 o'clock at Magnolia Cemetery.
   Mrs. Wicker died Wednesday night in an Atlanta hospital following a lengthy illness.
   A native of Columbus County she was the daughter of the late Jacob D. and Lilly Hudler Orrell, and the wife of Walton Staley Wicker Sr., who survives of the home. Mrs. Wicker, was a former, resident of Elon College.
   Other survlvers include two sisters, Miss Mary C. Orrell and Mrs. Caroline O. Montgomery, both of Wilmington; and one brother, F. H. Orrell of Jacksonville, Fla.
   The body will remain at the Rich and Thompson Mortuary Burlington until taken to the cemetery for the service, The family will be at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 8 o'clock.
Burlington (N.C.) Times-News,
Thursday, March 8, 1973
Henry Jenkins Pritchett, Jr.
    Elon College -- Henry Jenkins Pritchett, Jr., 66, of Rt. 3, Elon College, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning at approximately 10 o'clock at his home following two years of failing health.
    A native of Alamance County, he was the son of the late Henry J. Pritchett, Sr. and Katherine Steel Pritchett, and the husband of Mrs. Margaret Lineberry Pritchett, who survives of the home. He was a retired employe of Glen Raven Mills.
    In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lee Wirebelauer and Mrs. Anita Huff, both of Elon College; three sons, Harold D. Pritchett of Eden, Tommy L. Pritchett and Edward J. Pritchett, both of Elon College; one sister, Mrs. Catherine P. Fogleman of Elon College; one half sister, Mrs. Lollie P. Jones of Rt. 1, Elon College; one brother, F. X. Pritchett of Graham; and four grandchildren.
    Final rites will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Thomas R.  Hamilton, pastor of Elon College Community Church, will officiate. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College.
    The body will remain at Lowe Funeral Home through the service. The family will be at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 9 o'clock.
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Burlington (N.C.) Times-News Friday,
Nov. 23, 1973
Woodrow Cox
    Woodrow Wilson Cox, 64, of 1509 W. Davis St. died unexpectedly Thursday at 8 a.m. in a Columbia, S. C., hospital. He had been in declining health for several years.
    A native of Alamance County, he was the son of the late Rev. L. I. Cox and Mattie Craven Cox, and was the husband of Mrs. Vallie Griffith Cox, who survives. He was a member of the First Christian United Church of Christ and was a retired hosiery employe.
    In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son. Major Hugh N. Cox, Sumter, S.C.; sisters, Mrs. Stella Huffines, Elon College, Mrs. Leon T. Ward, Greensboro; brothers, William O. Cox, Pineville, Walter E. Cox, Elon College, L. R. Cox, Griffin, Ga.; and one grandchild.
    Final rites will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Christian United Church of Christ. The Rev. Winfred Bray, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College.
    The body will remain at the Rich and Thompson Mortuary until taken to the church for the service. The family will be at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m.
Burlington (N.C.) Times-News
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 1973
Troxler Infant
   ELON COLLEGE - Graveside rites for the one day-old son of Dr. George Troxler and Mrs. Georgia Carole Watterson Troxler of 215 Foster Drive, Elon College, were today at 3 p.m. at Magnolia Cemetery.
   The infant died Sunday in a Burlington hospital. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Watterson. LaGrange. Ga., paternal grandmother, Mrs. Hattie Brown Troxler, Greensboro; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Knight. LaGrange, Ga.
   The Rev. Thomas R. Hamilton, pastor of Elon College United Church of Christ, officiated at the service.
Burlington (N.C.) Times-News
Friday, Dec. 27, 1974
John Amick
    Final rites for John Henry Amick, 59, of 2124 W. Front Street, were to be held at 11 a.m. today at the Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington.
    He was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital of Alamance Wednesday following several years of failing health.
    A native of Burlington, he was the son of the late Bunn and Elizabeth Spoon Amick and husband of Mrs. Elizabeth Moore Amick of the home. He was a retired employe of Kayser-Roth and a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church.
    Other survivors are his sons. Douglas Amick of Winston-Salem and Michael Amick of Tennessee; three grandchildren.
    The Rev. George Johnson, pastor of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, was to conduct the service. Burial was to be in Magnolia Cemetery.
    The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the building fund of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church.
Burlington (N.C.) Times-News
Sunday, Jan. 19, 1975
Ruth Kernodle
    Mrs. Ruth Jones Kernodle, 86, of 1013 Watts Street, Durham and formerly of the Burlington area, died Saturday in Hillhaven Convalescent Center in Durham.
    A native of Virginia, she was the wife of the late Robert J. Kernodle who was a native of Alamance County. She was the daughter of the late William Henry Jones and Susan Turner Jones.
    Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Jennie Sue Snyder of the home; sons, William H. Kernodle of Cincinnati, Ohio, and John T. Kernodle of Orlando, Fla., and six grandchildren.
    Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the United Church of Christ in Durham with Dr. William C. Smith, Jr. officiating. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. in Magnolia Cemetery at Elon College.
    In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to the United Church of Christ Endowment Fund.
Burlington Daily Times-News
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 1975
Served Five Terms on Board
Veteran Official J. B. Long Dies
   J. B. Long, a 20-year veteran of the Alamance County Board of Commissioners, died today at the age of 71.
   He served five terms as commissioner prior to his narrow defeat in '72 and made another close but unsuccessful bid for reelection last November.
   In his 20 years on the board, Long served three years as chairman, two years as vice chairman and four years as chairman of the Personnel Committee.
   Neel Fleming, senior Democratic member of the board of commissioners, said today that Long was "uncompromising in those things he believed in."
   "I think Mr. Long in his long tenure of service lended a tremendous service to the county." Fleming said. "There are many things in  county government that he sponsored.
   "He was the first chairman of the Personnel Committee. He was a great deal responsible for personnel  policies. He fought real hard for a realistic evaluation of properly values.
   "I think he rendered a tremendous service to the development of county government." Last year Long himself said the greatest improvement made during his service as commissioner was "the adoption of our personnel classification system."
   He said the personnel system worked well: " Needless to say, the employes are not leaving for other jobs. They are happy and satisfied."
   Long missed only one meeting during his tenure on the board of commissioners.
   A native of Hickory, he lived in Alamance County for more than 37 years and was owner-operator of Burlington Discount Department Store on West Davis Street. Though most people knew him simply at "J. B." his full name was James Baxter- Long Sr. He was the son of the late Henry Baxter Long and Minnie Swarigen Long.
   A former mayor of Elon College, he was member of the Elon Community Church and was a lifetime deacon. He was a teacher and former superintendent in the Sunday School. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge.
   He is survived by his wife, Frankie Johnson Long of the home; a son, James Baxter Long Jr. of Bethesda, Md.; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Long Yarbrough of Richmond, Va.; a sister, Mrs. Jessie Long Shelby of Hickory; two grandchildren.
   Final rites will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Elon Community Church by the Rev. Thomas Hamilton. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College.
   The body will remain at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington where the family will be Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. At other times, the family will at his residence at 602 E. Haggard Ave., Elon College.
   In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the building fund of the Elon Community Church
Burlington, N. C. Daily Times-News
Friday Afternoon, March 14, 1975
Single Car Crash Elon Man Dies in Auto
Wilkes Estes Lowe III
   An Elon College man was killed at about 1 a.m. today in a one-car accident on Shallowford Church Road about a half mile north of Elon College.
   Dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital of Alamance was Wilkes Estes Lowe III, 28, of Shallowford Church Road, Elon College.
   According to State Highway Patrol Trooper J. M. Cooke, Lowe's 1967 Dodge apparently ran off the left-hand side of the road, crossing back to the right to strike a tree and fence on the passenger's side and a tree on the driver's side.
   There were no passenger's in the car, and damages were estimated at $900.
   A native of Guilford County, Lowe was the son of Wilkes Estes Lowe Jr. and Leffie Talbert Lowe.
   He was an employe of Flint Dye and Finishing Co. of Burlington and a member of the Elon Community United Church of Christ. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and belonged to the USN Reserves
   Survivors include: parents; brother, Charles Joseph Lowe of Elon College; grandmother, Mrs. I.E. Jones of Glen Raven.
   Final rites will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington with the Rev. Thomas R. Hamilton, pastor of Elon Community Church,, and the Rev. John S. Graves of Elon College, officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
   The family will be at the home of Lowe's parents, 303 Courtland Dr., Elon College.
Burlington (N.C.) Times-News
Thursday, May 15, 1975
William Childress
   William Childress Jr., 72, of 127 Veterans Drive, Rt. 7, Burlington, died unexpectedly at 8:25 a.m. Wednesday at his home.
   A native of Virginia, he was the son of the late William Childress Sr. and Bennie Faucette Childress. He was a retired electrician with Caldwell Electric Company and was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church.
   Surviving are: wife, Mrs. Della Key Childress of the home; daughters, Mrs. Violet Childress Colwell of Knightdale and Mrs. Kattie L. Willoughby of Elon College; sister, Mrs. Minnie Ferrell of Reidsville; brother, Charlie Childress of Fieldale, Va.; half-brother, Leonard Childress of Eden; four grandchildren and one great grandchild.
   Final rites will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Trinity Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Worth Watts, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
   Visitation will begin at noon Friday at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington and the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m.
Burlington (N.C.) Times-News
Sat., Aug. 28, 1976
Archie Hagen Walker
    Archie Hagen Walker,  64, of 1524 Overbrook Road, died Thursday at the University of Virginia Hospital after eight months of declining health and one week of critical illness.
   A native of Birmingham, Ala., he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Zachary Taylor Walker and husband of the late Mrs. June Ausley Walker, who died in 1971. He was a retired coach and schoolteacher, having taught in the Alamance County Schools for 30 years. He taught at Mebane High School and at Eastern Alamance High .
   S u r v i v i n g are one daughter. Mrs. June Walker Ooghe of Charlottesville. Va.: one son. Michael Hagen Walker of Burlington: one sister, Mrs. Catherine Tinney of Birmingham, Ala.; four brothers, Howard, Earl, Claude and Ralph Walker, all of Birmingham, Ala.: and three grandchildren.
   Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a. m. at Magnolia Cemetery by the Rev. Ralph Wallace, pastor of Macedonia Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends at the Rich & Thompson Mortuary Friday night from 7 to 9.
Burlington (N.C.) Times News
Sept. 28, 1976
W. Alva Brammer
   W. Alva Brammer, 22, of Rt. 3. Elon College, died Monday at the North Carolina Memorial Hospital in. Chapel Hill following seven months failing health.
   A native of Alamance County, he was the son of George W. and Ernestine Buckner Brammer, who survive. He was an employe of Jersey Fabrics in Burlington.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 4 p. m., Wednesday, at the Rich & Thompson Chapel in Burlington by Dr. Lawrence Leonard, pastor of the St. Marks Reformed Church. Burial will be in the Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College.
   Survivors include his sister, Mrs. Donald R. Kelley of Roseboro: three brothers, John E. Brammer of Elon College, James W. Brammer of Washington. III, and David W. Brammer of Burlington.
   The family will be at the Rich & Thompson Mortuary in Burlington Tuesday evening from 7 to 9. Other times, the family will be at the residence of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Brammer, Rt. 3, Elon College.
Burlington (N.C.) Times-News
Friday Oct. 22, 1976
Dr. Edwin Slott
    Dr. Edwin Frederick Slott 57, of 1918 W. Lake Drive, Burlington, died Thursday afternoon in the Memorial Hospital of Alamance following a sudden illness.
    A native of Chicago, Ill., he was the son of Anton Slott of Stevens Point, Wisc., who survives, and the late Anna Slott and the husband of Evelyn Davis Slott of the home, who survives. A member of the Church of the Holy Comforter, he was a graduate of Central State University in Wisconsin, and a graduate of the Marquette University Dental School. He began his dentistry practice in Graham in 1951 before coming to Burlington in 1958. He was a veteran of World War II.
    The funeral service will be conducted at 3 p. m. Saturday at the Church of the Holy Comforter by the Rev. Roderick Reinecke, pastor. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College.
    Surviving in addition to his wife and father, are one daughter, Ann Elizabeth Slott, who is attending the University, of Georgia in Athens. Ga.; two sons, Edwin Frederick Slott, Jr., also attending the University of Georgia, Steven Davis Slott of the home; two brothers, Ben Slott of Stevens Point, Wisc., and Bruno Slott of Milwaukee, Wisc.
    The body will remain at the Rich & Thompson Mortuary in Burlington until taken to the church for the service.
    The family will be at the residence, 1918 W. Lake Drive. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a favorite charity.
Burlington (N.C.) Times-News
Fri., June 3, 1977
Johnnie Williams
   Johnnie Crawford Williams, 72, of 111 Chestnut St., Burlington, died this morning at 1 a.m. in his home following three years of declining health and eight weeks of critical illness.
   A native of Guilford County, he was the son of the late Will Williams and Maggie Self Williams of Box 153, Eton College. He was the husband of Sadie Bradsher Williams, who survives of the home. He was a retired hosiery worker.
   Surviving other than his wife and mother are two daughters, Mrs. Betty W. Younger of Gibsonville, Mrs. Patsy Day of Walterboro, S.C.; brothers, Fred Williams and Clyde Williams, both of Greensboro, Roy "Bill" Williams of Elon College; sisters, Mrs. Helen Shepherd, Mrs. Mary Isley, both of Rt. 2, Gibsonville, Mrs. Annie Wyrick of Greensboro, Mrs. Ruby Waddell of Asheville; two grandchildren.
   Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bartlett Funeral Home in Gibsonville with the Rev. Danny Miles officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College.
   The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 Friday night at Bartlett Funeral Home in Gibsonville.
The Burlington (N.C.) Daily Times-News
Friday, Sept. 2, 1977
Mrs. Jo Anne Newman Tucker
   GOLDSBORO - Mrs. Jo Anne Newman Tucker, 43, of 122 Pine Ridge Lane, died this morning after several months of failing illness.
   A native of Alamance County, she was the daughter of 'the late Dr. Joseph and Ann Rawls Newman and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Goldsboro.
   She is survived by her husband, Robert M. Tucker of the home; two daughters, Miss Leslie Ann Tucker and Jane Newman Tucker of the home; one son, Robert M. Newman Jr. of the home; one sister, Mrs. Emmaline Newman Bowles of High Point; two brothers, Dr. J. U. Newman III of Elon College, Joseph B. Newman of Wilson.
   The funeral service will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church in Goldsboro by the Rev. Jim Brown. A graveside service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College.
   The family will be at the resident of Dr. Jack Newman, 402 Westbrook Ave. in Elon College Sunday afternoon
   Funeral Service held for Mrs. Wilmoth Whitesell.
   Funeral service was held in Elon College Chapel Thursday afternoon
   at 4 o'clock for Mrs. Wilmont Whitesell, aged 46 years, who died at her house at Elon College Wednesday morning from self-inflicted burns. Rev. Alfred Hurst was in charge of the service, assisted by Mr. J. U. Newman, and the body was interred in Magnolia cemetery.
   Pall-bearers were J. C McAdams, T. A. May , Dr. Jay. J. J. Lambeth, Prof. A. L. Hook and Alfred Apple.
   Flower bearers were members of the Women's Missionary society.
   Mesdames ?. W. Patton, A. L. Rich, W. E. Love, H. H. Kimrey, Lydia Clendening, J. C. McAdams J. W.
   Mattock, ?. A. Atkinson, T. C. Amick, .J. P. Barrett, H. ?. Huffman, ?. D. Lambeth, S. W. Caddell, ?. E. White, W. M. Ja?, W. P. Lawrence, J. A. Hornaday, J. D. Oldham, C. D. Johnson, and Misses Alene McAdams and Vera Van Clea?.
Greensboro News & Record
February 11, 1990
Kate McAdams
   ELON COLLEGE - Graveside service for Mrs. Kate Strader McAdams, 87, of 205 S. Williamson Ave., who died Friday, will be at 3 p.m. today at Magnolia Cemetery.   
   The family will be at the residence.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the McAdams Scholarship Fund, c/o Elon College Development Foundation, Elon College, N.C., or to the Elon College Community Church, Elon College, N.C.
Greensboro News & Record
February 28, 1990
Wilkes Lowe Jr.
   ELON COLLEGE - Wilkes Estes Lowe Jr., 78, of 303 Courtland Drive died Monday at his home.
   Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Elon College Community Church United Church of Christ, of which he was a member. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
   An Alamance County native, he was a retired high school teacher. He was a charter member of the Elon Exchange Club and an Elon College graduate.
   Surviving are wife, Mrs. Leffie T. Lowe; son, Charles J. Lowe of Murfreesboro; sister, Mrs. Dorothy Whitman of Winston-Salem; half sister, Mrs. Agnes McLean of Asheville.
   The family will be at Rich & Thompson Mortuary in Burlington 7-8:30 p.m. today, other times at the residence.
Greensboro News & Record
March 4, 1990
Kenneth Clem
   ELON COLLEGE - Kenneth Sanford Clem, 84, of 521 E. Haggard Ave. died Saturday at Alamance Memorial Hospital.
   Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Elon College Community Church, of which he was a member. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
   A native of Croton, Ohio, he was a retired school administrator. He was former teacher with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (Department of Interior) in Alaska and deputy commissioner of education in the Alaska school system. He served as school superintendent for Graham County and principal in the Elon College school system. He was deputy director of educational development for USAID in Karachi, Pakistan and served with USAID in Washington, D.C. He was a member of the adult Sunday school class at his church, a 32nd-degree Mason and a member of Tabasco Lodge 271 A. F.& A. M.
   Surviving are wife, Mrs. Dorothy M. Clem; daughter, Mrs. Mary C. Brantley of Greenville, S.C.; sons, David H. Clem of Hiawassee, Ga., Terrance M. Clem of Hayden, Ala.; brother, retired Col. William P. Clem of El Paso, Texas; seven grandchildren.
   The family will be at Rich & Thompson Funeral Home 6-8 p.m. today, other times at the residence.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Elon College Community Church, Elon College, N.C. 27244.
Charlotte Observer, The (NC)
March 10, 1990
Ruby Marie Oldham Abell
   STATESVILLE - Mrs. Ruby Marie Oldham Abell, 81, homemaker, died March 9, 1990, at home. Funeral is 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church, with burial in Magnolia Cemetery, Elon College. Visitation is 7 to 8:30 tonight at Nicholson Funeral Home.
   Survivors are her sons, Sheffield Abell Jr. of Searcy, Ark., Curtis Abell; daughter, Mrs. Jean Garrett of Wilkesboro; sister, Mrs. Helen Yarbrough of Anderson, S.C.
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Greensboro News & Record
March 10, 1990
Mrs. Ruby Abell
   STATESVILLE - Mrs. Ruby Marie Oldham Abell, 81, of 921 Brookwood Court died Friday at her home.
   Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College.
   A native of Whitsett, she attended high school in Elon College and was a homemaker.
   Surviving are sons, Sheffield H. Abell Jr. of Searcy, Ark., Dr. J. Curtis Abell of the home; daughter, Mrs. Jean Garrett of Wilkesboro; sister, Mrs. Helen O. Yarborough of Anderson, S.C.; six grandchildren.
   The family will be at Nicholson Funeral Home 7-8:30 p.m. today.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Elon Children Home, Elon College, N.C. 27244 or to Hospice of Irdell County, P.O. Box 822, Statesville, N.C. 28677.
The Greensboro News & Record
May 2, 1990
Mrs. Leffie Lowe
    ELON COLLEGE - Mrs. Leffie Talbert Lowe, 80, of 303 Courtland Drive died Tuesday at Alamance Memorial Hospital in Burlington.
    Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Elon College Community Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
    An Alamance County native, she was a retired teacher and a graduate of Elon College.
    Surviving are son, Charles J. Lowe of Murfreesboro; sister, Mrs. Lanie Crutchfield of Burlington.
    The family will be at Rich & Thompson Mortuary in Burlington 7-9 p.m. today, other times at the residence.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Elon College Community Church.
Greensboro News & Record
May 14, 1990
Mrs. Vallie Cox
   BURLINGTON - Mrs. Vallie Griffith Cox, 81, of 1509 W. Davis St. died Sunday in Pickens, S.C.
   Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rich & Thompson Mortuary. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College.
   A native of Alamance County, she was a member of First Christian United Church of Christ and a former Alamance County veterans assistant.
   Surviving are son, Hugh N. Cox of Pickens; sister, Mrs. Maybell G. Hawkins of Burlington; two grandchildren.
   The family will be at the mortuary 12:30-2 p.m. Tuesday.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Elon Home For Children, P.O. Box 157, Elon College, N.C. 27244.
Greensboro News & Record
July 25, 1990
Bernice Farrell
   BURLINGTON - Bernice Ann Farrell, 37, of 2904 S. Fairway Drive died Tuesday at her home.
   Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College.
   She was a native of Peoria, Ill.
   Surviving are parents, Thomas E. and Mary Ann Vonachen Farrell; brothers, Thomas Roberts Farrell of Burlington, David Michael Farrell of Saint Louis, Mo.
   The family will be at Lowe Funeral Home 7-9 p.m. today, other times at the residence. Prayer service will be at 8 p.m. at the funeral home 8 p.m.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 328 W. Davis St., Box 619, Burlington, N.C. 27215.
Greensboro News & Record
August 25, 1990
Bettie Ann Westmoreland Loy
   Mrs. Bettie Ann Westmoreland Loy, 102, of 2635 W. Front St. died Friday at her home.
   Funeral will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
   A native of Henry County, Va., she was a homemaker and a member of the church choir.
   Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Josie Huey, Mrs. Janice Newman, both of Elon College, Miss Leola Loy of the home; sons, W. Howard Loy, F. Ervin Loy, William E. Loy Jr., all of Elon College, Eugene C. Loy, Freeman M. Loy, Leon Loy, all of Burlington, Dewey L. Loy of Paulsboro, N. J., Keith B. Loy of the home; sisters, Mrs. Pearl W. Andrews of Gibsonville, Mrs. Margie W. Southern of Greensboro; 11 grandchildren.
   The family will be at Lowe Funeral Home 7-9 p.m. today, other times at the residence.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Alamance, 1317 Edgewood Ave., Burlington, N.C. 27215, to First Baptist Church, 221 Piedmont St., Gibsonville, N.C. 27249, or to Continental Missionary Crusade, P.O. Box 670, Webb City, Mo. 64870.
_________________ Greensboro News & Record
August 26, 1990
Mrs. Bettie Ann Loy
   BURLINGTON - Funeral for Mrs. Bettie Ann Westmoreland Loy, 102, who died Friday, will be 4 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Gibsonville. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
   Lowe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Greensboro News & Record
October 9, 1990
George Brammer
   BURLINGTON - George William Brammer, 75, of 1458 Westbrook Ave. died Sunday at his home.
   Funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at St. Mark's Reformed Church, of which he was a member. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College.
   A native of Roanoke County, Va., he was a retired machinist.
   Surviving are wife, Mrs. Ernestine Buckner Brammer; daughter, Mrs. Beth Kelly of Roseboro; sons, John Ernest Brammer of Efland, James Woody Brammer, David William Brammer, both of Burlington; sisters, Mrs. Ellen B. Cox, Mrs. Doris B. Amick, Mrs. Lorene B. Harrod, all of Burlington; brother, J. Russell Brammer of Murphy; 10 grandchildren.
   The family will be at the residence.
   Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark's Reformed Church Building Fund, or to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, 1713 Edgewood Ave., Burlington, N.C. 27215.
   Rich & Thompson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Greensboro News & Record
December 05, 1990
Mrs. Adelia Truitt
   ELON COLLEGE - Mrs. Adelia Jones Truitt, 86, of 105 E. Trollinger Ave. died Monday at Alamance County Hospital.
   Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Elon College Community Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
   She was a native of Virginia, an ordained deacon, past president of the Women's Fellowship and the Southern Conference of the United Church of Christ. She was a member of the Woman's Division of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce, the Elon College Book Club and the Elon College Garden Club.
   Surviving are daughter, Mrs. Ann Truitt Herbert of Tampa, Fla.; son, the Rev. John G. Truitt Jr. of Elon College; sister, Mrs. Mary Rawls Stephenson of Suffolk, Va.; brothers, Dr. Darden W. Jones of Franklin, Va., Elijah Newman Jones of Canada; two grandchildren.
   The family will be at Rich & Thompson Mortuary 7-9 p.m. today, other times at the residence.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Elon College Community Church or to Elon Homes for Children, Elon College, N.C.
Greensboro News & Record
February 23, 1991
Mrs. Pattie Wall
   ELON COLLEGE - Mrs. Pattie Turnage Wall, 78, of 604 E. College Ave. died Friday at Alamance Memorial Hospital.
   Funeral will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Rich & Thompson Mortuary in Burlington. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
   A native of Pitt County, she was a retired teacher at Elon College Elementary School and a member of Elon College Community Church and the Elon College Tan & Toil Garden Club.
   Surviving are husband, Dwight Wall; daughter, Mrs. Dee Hoffman of Washington, D.C.; sister, Mrs. Louise Eberhart of Raleigh; brother, Mrs. Fred Douglas Turnage of Arlington, Va.; three grandchildren.
   The family will be at the funeral home 7-9 p.m. today, other times at the residence.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Elon College Community Church.
Greensboro News & Record
May 13, 1991
Mrs. Mary Jeffreys
   ELON COLLEGE - Mrs. Mary Claire Whitsell Jeffreys, 76, of 5822 Idlebrook Drive in Charlotte died Saturday at her residence.
   Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today in Magnolia Cemetery.
   A native of Dyersburg, Tenn., she was a retired dorm director at East Tennessee State University. She was a member of Beverly Hills Christian Church in Burlington.
   Surviving are daughter, Mrs. Wilmoth Joyce of Charlotte; sister, Mrs. Ailene Wyrick of Gibsonville.
Greensboro News & Record
August 9, 1991
Salomao Haddad
   BURLINGTON - Salomao Jorge ``Salim'' Haddad, 77, of 508 Shadowbrook Court died Thursday at UNC Hospitals.
   Funeral will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Rich & Thompson Mortuary. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College
.    A native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, he was a retired hosiery executive and president of the Christian Spirit Center Church.
   Surviving are wife, Mrs. Phyllis Tinsley Haddad; daughters, Mrs. Haddya Haddad Nye of Wethersfield, Conn., Miss Edwina Ananda Haddad of Burlington; son, David X. Haddad of Burlington; sisters, Mrs. Nelly Antoun of East Falmouth, Mass., Mrs. Sarah Araujo, Miss Alice Haddad, both of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
   The family will be at the funeral home 7-9 p.m. today, other times at the residence.
Greensboro News & Record
August 18, 1991
Mrs. Pauline King
   BISHOPVILLE, S.C. - Mrs. Pauline Best King, 90, died Saturday at a Sumter Nursing Facility.
   Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be in the Magnolia Cemetery in Hartsville.
   A native of Darlington County, she was a teacher of the Beginners Department for 25 years and president of the United Methodist Women at her church. She was active in the Bishopville Garden Club and attended Limestone College, Coker College and Queens College.
   Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Jennie Lee of High Point, N.C., Mrs. Miriam Smith of Williamston, S.C.; sister, Mrs. Sidelle Harrelson of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.
   The family will be at Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home 2:30-4 p.m. today.
   Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home of Bishopville is in charge of arrangements.
Greensboro News & Record
November 23, 1991
Mrs. Kittie Hambright
   BURLINGTON - Mrs. Kittie Stephens Hambright, 85, of 100 Wade Coble Drive died Friday at Twin Lakes Center.
   Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College.
   She was a native of Newberry, S.C., a retired teacher for Williams High School, former secretary and treasurer of Southeastern Chemical Co., and a member of First Baptist Church.
   Surviving are sisters, Mrs. Carolyn Cope of Newberry, S.C., Mrs. Frances Crouch of Saluda, S.C., Mrs. Nettie Edwards of Lexington, S.C.; three grandchildren.
   The family will be at Rich & Thompson Mortuary 7-9 p.m. today.
Greensboro News & Record
December 05, 1991
Mrs. Virginia Richardson
   BURLINGTON - Mrs. Virginia Snow Richardson, 83, of 208-B Wade Coble Drive died Wednesday at Duke University Medical Center in Durham.
   Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Elon College Community Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
   A native of Lawrenceville, Va., she was a former librarian for Elon College and a former deacon at her church.
   Surviving are daughter, Mrs. Virginia Stuart Dopp of Alexandria, Va.; son, Howard R. Richardson of Springfield, Va.; four grandchildren.
   The family will be at Rich & Thompson Mortuary 3-5 p.m. today, other times at the residence.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the Richardson Scholarship Fund of Elon College, Elon College, N.C. 27244, or to Elon College Community Church, Elon College, N.C. 27244.
Greensboro News & Record
December 10 & 11, 1991
Robert Woody III
   BURLINGTON - Robert Franklin ``Rob'' Woody III, 17, of 3946 Burch Bridge Road died Monday at his home.
   Funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at Elon College Community Church, of which he was a member. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College.
   A native of Durham County, he was a student at Western Alamance High School. He was president of the National Honor Society at his school, president of the Junior Civitans and a member of the FCA, the French Honor Society and the Student Council. He was named in Who's Who in American High School Students and served as an usher at his church and a teacher of the Children's Church. He was a member of the varsity football and wrestling teams at his school, was a Scholar Athlete and received the Gold Bar every semester at Western. He received an Academic Letter and a Willoughby Award and was a junior marshal and an All-Conference wrestler.
   Surviving are parents, Robert F. Woody Jr. and Mrs. Patricia Perry Woody of the home; sister, Miss Emily Katherine Woody of the home; brother, Matthew Clark Woody of the home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Stan Willard of Elon College; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Woody Sr. of Elon College; maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Zeb Lynch of Elon College.
   The family will be at the residence.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Western Alamance High School, Robert Franklin Woody III Scholarship Fund, 1731 N.C. 87 North, Elon College, N.C. 27244.
Greensboro News & Record
December 15, 1991
Mrs. Betty Salmons
   BURLINGTON - Mrs. Betty Murray Salmons, 57, of 2666 Burch Bridge Road died Friday at Duke University Medical Center.
   Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Lowe Funeral Home. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College.
   A native of Alamance County, Mrs. Salmons was employed by Wal-Mart.
   Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Cathy Mooneyham of Elon College, Mrs. Janet Stressman of Burlington, Mrs. Susan Martin of Swansboro, Mrs. Marie Faucette of Graham, Mrs. Angie Hunter of Burlington, Miss Natalie Salmons of the home; sons, Jimmy Lee Salmons, James Vernon Salmons II, both of the home; father, Alvis Murray of Burlington; sisters, Mrs. Josephine Johnson of Greensboro, Mrs. Louise Stanley of Ruffin, Mrs. Lois Wheeler of Burlington; brother, Roy Murray of Greensboro; nine grandchildren.
   The family will be at Lowe Funeral Home 7-9 p.m. today, other times at the residence.
The Burlington Times-News
January 1, 1992
Mrs. Dorothy Proffit
    BURLINGTON - Mrs. Dorothy Miller Proffit, 59, of 1924 Malone Road died Tuesday at her home.
    Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at First Pentecostal Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
    A native of Boone, she was an employee of Flynt-Amtex Inc. and active in the Women's Ministry at her church.
    Surviving are husband, Dayton William Proffit; daughters, Miss Wilma Proffit of the home,

 Mrs. Donna Hampton of Boone; sons, Dale Proffit of Burlington, Dayton W. ``Bill'' Proffit of the home; sisters, Miss Lala Miller, Mrs. Margaret Beech, Mrs. D. Proffit, Mrs. K. Proffit, all of Boone; brothers, Elbert Miller of Boone, Virgil Miller of The Dalles, Ore.; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren.
    The family will be at Lowe Funeral Home 7-9 p.m. today, other times at the residence.

The Burlington Times-News
May 14, 1992
Larry McCauley Sr.
    BURLINGTON - Larry Bauman McCauley Sr., 63, of 1046 Briarcliff Road died May 13, 1992, at Duke University Medical Center in Durham.
    Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Front Street United Methodist Church, of which he was a member. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
    A native of Nashville, Tenn., he was a retired director of Elon College's physical plant and a Navy veteran.
    Surviving are wife, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Lindley McCauley; daughters, Mrs. Beth McCauley-Jewell of Pilot Mountain, Mrs. Patricia M. Harrison of Highland, Utah; son, Larry Bauman McCauley Jr. of Burlington; sister, Mrs. Geraldine Bradshaw of Waverly, Va.; six grandchildren.
    Rich & Thompson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
The Burlington Times-News
June 17, 1992
Edgar Phillips
    ELON COLLEGE - Edgar W. Phillips,84, of 111 Manning Ave. died June 16, 1992, at Alamance Memorial Hospital.
    Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Magnolia Cemetery.
    A native of Caswell County, he was a retired photographer and owner of Phil's Photography Studio, World War II Army veteran and a member of First Baptist Church of Yanceyville.
    Surviving are wife, Mrs. Irene Ferguson Phillips; son, Dr. M. W. Phillips of Toledo, Ohio; two grandchildren.
    The family will be at Rich & Thompson Mortuary in Burlington 7-9 tonight.
    Memorial contributions may be made to West Burlington United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Louise Combs, 2616 Marion Court, Burlington, N.C. 27215.
The Burlington Times-News
November 24, 1992
Mrs. Annie R. Martin
    BURLINGTON - Mrs. Annie Raper Martin, 94, of the Presbyterian Home of Hawfields died Nov. 22, 1992.
    Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rich & Thompson Mortuary in Burlington. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
    A native of Davidson County, she was a retired schoolteacher from Elon College Elementary School, a member of Elon College Community Church United Church of Christ and a graduate of UNCG and Elon College. She was a painter, a writer of children's stories and poetry and a member of the Women's Fellowship at her church.
    Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Mary Hamlin of Wheaton, Ill., Mrs. Joanne Sneed of Oxford, Mrs. Karen Yost of Hickory; brother, Sam Raper of Thomasville; seven grandchildren.
    The family will be at the funeral home 4:30-6:30 this evening.
    Contributions may be made to Elon College Community Church United Church of Christ for Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 625, Elon College, N.C. 27244.
The Burlington Times-News
December 19, 1992
Paul S. Reddish
    Paul S. Reddish, 82, of 614 E. Haggard Ave. died Dec. 18, 1992, at Alamance Memorial Hospital.
    Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rich & Thompson Chapel in Burlington. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
    A native of Durham, he was a retired professor and head of the Biology Department at Elon College. He also was a former professor of photography at UNC-Chapel Hill and former professor of biology at N.C. State University. He belonged to Elon College Community Church.
    Surviving are wife, Nancy Hall Reddish; half-daughter, Carolyn Green Starling of Graham.
    The family will be at the funeral home 7-8 tonight.
    Contributions may be made to Paul S. Reddish Scholarship Fund, Elon College, 101 Haggard Ave., Elon College, N.C. 27244.
The Burlington Times-News
December 28, 1992
Robert A. Gribble
    HIGH POINT - Robert Alan Gribble, 44, of Route 4, Box 965 Poole Road, died Dec. 26, 1992, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
    Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Cumby Archdale Chapel. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College.
    A native of Asheville, he had lived in the High Point area since 1978 and was employed at High Point Woodworking Co. Inc. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and was a member of Gospel Baptist Church.
    Surviving are wife, Mrs. Lavonna H. Gribble; daughter, Miss Christin L. Gribble of the home; son, Michael E. Gribble of the home; parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Frank L. Gribble of Archdale; sisters, Mrs. Ken Steed and Mrs. Ted Williams of Trinity; brother, H. Lee Gribble of Burlington; grandmother, Mrs. C. G. Gribble of Orlando, Fla.
    The family will be at the funeral home 7-9 p.m. today, other times at the home of the parents, 104 Jackie Ave., Archdale.
    Contributions may be made to the church at Route 3, Box 640, High Point, N.C. 27263.
Greensboro News & Record
January 14, 1993
Jessie Dawson Hook
    BURLINGTON - Mrs. Jessie Dawson Hook, 99, of 301 E. College Ave. in Elon College, died there Jan. 13, 1993.
    Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Elon College Community Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
    A native of Alamance County, she was a homemaker.
    Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Sara Virginia Burton of Atlanta, Mrs. Irene Covington of Sanford, Mrs. Jeanne Harrell of Concord, Mrs. Patricia Neal of Beaufort; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren.
    The family will be at Lowe Funeral home 7-9 p.m. Friday.
    Contributions may be made to the A. L. Hook Scholarship Fund, Elon College, N.C. 27244.
The Burlington Times-News
February 28, 1993
Leon Trent Ward
    Leon Trent Ward, 80, of 925 New Garden Road died Feb. 26, 1993, at Friends Home.
    Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Congregational United Church of Christ, of which he was a member. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College.
    A native of Greensboro, he was a retired truck driver and administrator for Texaco. He was a World War II Army veteran.
    Surviving are brother, William "Bill" A. Ward of Greensboro; sisters, Margaret Hemphill of Julian, Anne Ward of High Point, Jane Fisher of Delaware; two grandchildren.
    The family will be at Hanes-Lineberry Vanstory Street Funeral Home 6-8 tonight, other times at the home of nephew, Lynn Bennett, 2214 Murrayhill Road, Greensboro.
    Contributions may be made to Children's Home of Elon College, Elon College, N.C. 27244.
The Burlington Times-News
April 1, 1993
Ben F. Lee, Jr.
    BURLINGTON - Ben F. Lee Jr., 84, of 1331 Ridge Crest Ave. died March 30, 1993, at Alamance Memorial Hospital.
    Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Front Street United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
    A native of Davidson County, he was former owner and operator of Firestone in Lexington, former owner of the Lee Motel and retired secretary-treasurer and Realtor with Somers Pardue. He was past president of the Burlington Board of Realtors, past director of the N.C. Association of Realtors and former director of Graham Savings. He was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church, a 32nd Degree Mason, a Shriner and a former member of the Kiwanis. He was a member and past president of the American Business Club, which named him Man of the Year.
    Surviving are wife, Mrs. Josephine "Jo" Harper Lee; sons, Ben F. Lee III of Burlington, Bunn Harper Lee of Winston-Salem; sisters, Mrs. Lyda Miller of Burlington, Mrs. Thelma Cottrell of Pompano Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
    The family will be at Rich & Thompson Funeral Home 6-8 tonight.
    Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 400 S. Broad St., Burlington, N.C. 27215.
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April 2, 1993
Ben F. Lee, Jr.
    BURLINGTON - Funeral for Ben F. Lee Jr., 84, of 1331 Ridgecrest Ave., who died March 30, 1993, will be at 11 a.m. today in Front Street United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
    A native of Davidson County, he was former owner of the Lee Motel and retired secretary-treasurer and Realtor with Somers Pardue. He was past president of the Burlington Board of Realtors, past director of the N.C. Association of Realtors and former director of Graham Savings. He was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church, a 32nd Degree Mason, a Shriner and a former member of the Kiwanis. He was a member and past president of the American Business Club, which named him Man of the Year.
    Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 400 S. Broad St., Burlington, N.C. 27215.
    Rich & Thompson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
The Burlington Times-News
April 12, 1993
Thelma Watts
    HAW RIVER - Mrs. Thelma Thompson Watts, 86, formerly of Haw River, died April 10, 1993, at Twin Lakes Center, Burlington.
    Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at McClure Funeral Home, Graham. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery, Elon College.
    A native of Alamance County, she was was a graduate of Greensboro College, a retired teacher of the Alamance County school system, a member of the Retired Teachers Association and a member of Haw River United Methodist Church.
    Surviving is her sister, Mrs. Charles Sinclair Jr. of Carthage.
    The family will be at the funeral home 7:30-8:30 tonight.
The Burlington Times-News
June 4, 1993
Martha Hall Gribble
    ARCHDALE - Funeral for Mrs. Martha Hall Gribble, 65, of 104 Jackie Ave., who died June 2, 1993, will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Gospel Baptist Church, where she was a member. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery, Elon College.
    A native of Henderson County, she was a homemaker and a member of the board of Child Evangelism Fellowship. At her church, she was a member of the Sunday school and the choir.
    Surviving are husband, the Rev. Frank L. Gribble; daughters, Mrs. Carol Ann Steed of Archdale, Mrs. Priscilla Hope of Trinity; son, H. Lee Gribble of Burlington; four grandchildren.
    The family will be at Cumby Funeral Home 7-9 p.m. Saturday.
    Contributions may be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship of High Point, 214 Rivermeade Drive, Archdale, N.C. 27263.
The Burlington Times-News
July 7, 1993
William H. Loy
    ELON COLLEGE - William Howard Loy, 84, of 2763 N.C. 100 died July 6, 1993, at Skilled Nursing Division of Alamance Memorial Hospital.
    Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Elon College Community Church, where he was a member. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
    A native of Alamance County, he was former owner and operator of Putt-Putt, and operator of Huey & Loy Grocery and Service Station. At his church, he was a lifetime deacon and former member of the Board of Trustees. He was a charter member of the Elon College Exchange Club, and former member of the Board of Directors of Putt-Putt Golf Courses of America.
    Surviving are wife, Mrs. Juanita G. Loy; daughter, Mrs. Jean Loy Toms of Eden; sisters, Mrs. Josie Huey of Elon College, Miss Leola Loy, Mrs. Janice Newman, both of Burlington; brother, Ervin Loy of Elon College, Eugene Loy, Freeman Loy, both of Burlington, Leige Loy of Paulsboro, N.J., Keith Loy of Burlington, Bill Loy of Elon College, Leon Loy of Burlington; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
    The family will be at Rich & Thompson Funeral Home 7-9 tonight.
    Contributions may be made to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, 317 Graham-Hopedale Road, Burlington, N.C. 27217 or Elon College Community Church, P.O. Box 625, Elon College, N.C. 27244.
The Burlington Times-News
August 10, 1993
Josephine H. Lee
    BURLINGTON - Mrs. Josephine "Jo" Harper Lee, 78, of 1331 Ridgecrest Ave., wife of the late Ben F. Lee Jr., died Sunday, August 8, 1993, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, after a three week illness.
    Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Front Street United Methodist Church with Dr. John T. Bunn, Baptist Minister, Sylva, Dr. Jack Hunter, Pastor Front Street United Methodist Church, and Dr. Billy Mobley, Interim Minister First Baptist Church of Burlington, officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
    Born in Nash County to the late Wilson Morris Jr. and Belinda Elizabeth Bunn Harper, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Burlington, where she was a former Sunday School teacher, president of the Women of the Church, and Circle Leader. For two years, she served as director and chairman of the Alamance County Heart Association, was a former member of the Alamance County Community Council, and served as past president of Alamance Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. An alumnus of Elon College, she was a member of the Alamance County Arts Council, the N.C. Symphony Guild, member and past president of the Graham Study Club and the Garden Lover Club of Burlington, member and officer of the After Five Club, and former member and president of the Altrusa Club and the Garden Club.
    Surviving are sons, Mr. Ben F. Lee III of Burlington, Mr. Bunn Harper Lee of Winston-Salem; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. A brother, Wilson Morris Harper III, preceded her in death.
    The family will be at the Rich & Thompson Mortuary, Burlington, 6-8 tonight, other times at the home.
    Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 400 S. Broad St., Burlington, N.C. 27215 or Elon Homes For Children, P.O. Box 157, Elon College, N.C. 27244 or to the donor's favorite charity.
The Burlington Times-News
November 28, 1993
Alma H. Lynch
    ELON COLLEGE - Mrs. Alma Estelle Hodge Lynch, 90, of P.O. Box 231, 306 W. Lebanon Ave. died at 2:10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 1993, at Alamance Memorial Hospital after one month failing health.
    A native of Orange County, she was the daughter of the late William Cole Hodge and Lillian Blalock Hodge, and wife of the late Zebulon Hamlet Lynch who died in 1985. She was a homemaker and a retired rural mail carrier for Elon College Post Office. She was a member of Beverly Hills United Church of Christ where she was a member of the Zeb Lynch Bible Class, and Life Member of the Lynch/Register Womens Fellowship Circle.
    Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29 at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by Dr. Christopher Burr, pastor of the Beverly Hills United Church of Christ, Dr. Kenneth Register, pastor emeritus, and the Rev. Jerry W. Moore, pastor of Saint Johns United Church of Christ, Richmond, Va., officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
    Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Lee (Dorothy) Greene, Mrs. Stan (Estelle) Perry-Willard, both of Elon College, Mrs. Fred (Dr. Betty) Bowman of Burlington, Mrs. William A. "Bill" (Grace) Holt Jr. of Mebane; one son, John "Jack" Z. Lynch of Elon College; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Clyde, Wilbur, and Lester Hodge.
    Mrs. Lynch will remain at the funeral home throughout the service. The family will receive friends 3-6 p.m. today at the funeral home, other times at the home.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Beverly Hills United Church of Christ, 715 N. Church St., Burlington, N.C. 27217 or to the donor's favorite charity.
Greensboro News & Record
February 18, 1994
Robert Edward Olsen, Jr.
   ELON COLLEGE - Mr. Robert Edward Olsen Jr., 61, of 137 Westover Drive died at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 1994, at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, after a two year illness.
   Born in Muscogee County, Ga., he was a son of the late Robert Edward Olsen and the late Marguerite Hensley Olsen. He was owner of Sedgefield Discount Furniture, Greensboro. He was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter. He was a former mayor of Elon College, a member of the Board of Alderman of Elon College with 16 years of service, a graduate of the University of Georgia, member of the Alpha Kappa Psi, and the VFW Post in Elon College. He served in the Korean and Vietnam Army Security Agency and was an Army veteran.
   Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter with the Rev. David Williams, rector of Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter, officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
   Surviving are wife, Mrs. Linda Butler Olsen of the home; daughter, Jennifer Marguerite Maurine Olsen of Washington, D.C.; son, Mr. Robert Edward Olsen III of Newman, Ga.; sister, Mrs. Rita Olsen Campbell of Jacksonville, Fla.; stepfather, Mr. Claude G. Ducos of Jacksonville, Fla.
   The family will be at Rich & Thompson Mortuary, Burlington, 7-9 tonight, other times at the residence.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Alamance/Caswell, 317 N. Graham-Hopedale Road, Burlington, N.C. 27217.
Greensboro News & Record
March 5, 1994
John William Matlock, Jr.
   ELON COLLEGE - Mr. John William "Bill" Matlock Jr., 83, of 306 W. Haggard Ave. died at 7:10 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 1994, at Alamance County Hospital after a critical illness of one day.
   Born in Sandy Ridge, to the late John William Matlock and the late Ossie Council Matlock, he was a retired grocer who had operated Matlock Grocery Store. He was a member of Elon College Community United Church of Christ and charter member of the Elon Exchange Club.
   Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 6 at Elon College Community United Church of Christ with the Rev. Arch Aitcheson, pastor of Elon College Community United Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
   Surviving are wife, Mrs. Myrtle Ledbetter Matlock of the home; daughters, Miss Nina Matlock of the home, Mrs. Ann Huneycutt of Lexington; sisters, Mrs. Oscie Glass of Fresno, Calif., Miss Norma Matlock of Elon College, Mrs. Rebecca Thigpen of Burlington; brother, Mr. Cary Matlock of Burlington; two grandchildren.
   The family will be at Rich & Thompson Mortuary in Burlington 4-6 p.m. today, other times at the residence.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Elon College Community Bell Fund, P.O. Box 625, Elon College, N.C. 27244-0625.
Greensboro News & Record
April 24, 1994
Aetna B. Sellars
   BURLINGTON - Aetna B. Sellars, 70, of Burlington died Friday, April 22, 1994.
   Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Magnolia Cemetery, Elon College.
   The family will receive friends at the residence of the daughter, Mrs. Jane Sellars Scott, 1938 Arbor Drive, Burlington. Rich & Thompson Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Greensboro News & Record
June 23, 1994
Elna Doris Huey
   ELON COLLEGE - Elna Doris Huey, 64, of 1750 Power Line Road died Wednesday morning, June 22, 1994, at her home after a lengthy illness.
   Born in Alamance County, she was the daughter of the late C. Chester Huey and Josie Loy Huey, who survives. She was employed by Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. in Greensboro. She was a member of Elon College Community Church where she served as a deacon.
   Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College with the Rev. Archie B. Aitcheson, pastor of Elon College Community Church, officiating.
   Surviving are mother, Mrs. Josie Loy Huey of the home; one brother, Paul H. Huey of Elon College.
   Miss Huey will remain at Lowe Funeral Home until being taken to the cemetery for services. The family will receive friends 7-9 tonight at the funeral home., other times at the residence.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Elon College Community Church, P.O. Box 625, Elon College, N.C. 27244 or the Chester Huey Scholarship Fund, Campus Box 2600, Elon College, N.C. 27244 or the National Parkinson Foundation, Inc., 1501 N.W. 9th Ave., Miami, Fla. 33136.
Greensboro News & Record
September 14, 1994
Charles B. Foushee
   BURLINGTON - Charles B. Foushee, 79, 1021 Rainey St. died Monday, Sept. 12, 1994.
   Graveside service was 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 at Magnolia Cemetery. Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Graham handled the arrangements.
Greensboro News & Record
October 15, 1994
Capt. V. H. "Lindy" Shepherd
   BURLINGTON - Capt. V. H. "Lindy" Shepherd, 62, of 4251 N.E. 24th Ave., Light House Point, Fla., died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 1994.
   Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 at Magnolia Cemetery, Elon College, conducted by the Rev. Benny Vickrey.
   Capt. Shepherd was a native of Alamance County, son of the late Verdy Hayes Shepherd Sr. and Allie Christopher Shepherd. He was a pilot for Piedmont Airlines for 27 years and retired as a pilot for U.S. Air in 1992. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Liberty.
   Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Grace Dudleck Shepherd of the home; one sister, Mrs. June (Haldon) Smith of Liberty; one nephew, Randy Smith of Liberty.
   Capt. Shepherd will remain at Lowe Funeral Home until carried to the cemetery for the service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight, other times at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Dudleck, 1921 Trail Five, Burlington. After the service on Sunday.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the donor's choice.
Greensboro News & Record
January 9, 1995
Ruth C. Brannock
   CLEMSON, S.C. - Mrs. Ruth C. Brannock, 91, of Clemson, S.C. died Sunday, January 8, 1995.
   Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Magnolia Cemetery, Elon College.
   The family will be at the Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 7-8 p.m. tonight.
Greensboro News & Record
March 22, 1995
Sidney Blue
   BURLINGTON - Mr. Sidney Scott Blue, 68, died March 21, 1995.
   Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Magnolia Cemetery of Elon College.
Greensboro News & Record
May 18, 1995
Elizabeth L. Baynard
   BURLINGTON - Mrs. Elizabeth L. Baynard, 63, formerly of 111 Maple Ave. died Monday, May 15, 1995.
   Graveside service will be 2:30 p.m. Friday at Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College.
   Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. tonight at Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Burlington.
Greensboro News & Record
June 16, 1995
Henry Kimrey
   ELON COLLEGE - Mr. Henry Harrison Kimrey, 78, of 406 E. Lebanon died Wednesday, June 14, 1995, at Alamance County Hospital.
   A private burial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 15, 1995, at Magnolia Cemetery.
   Born in Alamance County to the late Henry Hampton Kimrey and the late Mary Lillian Aldridge Kimrey, he was a retired transportation specialist for the General Accounting Office in Washington. He was also a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
   Survivors include brothers, Mr. Harold Dail Kimrey of Greensboro and Mr. Edwin Graham Kimrey of Brooksville, Fla.; sister, Mrs. Henry G. (Mary Elizabeth) Satterwright of Charlotte.
   This information was furnished by Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Burlington.
Greensboro News & Record
August 29, 1995
Paul Clement
   BURLINGTON - Graveside service for Dr. Paul Clement, 61, of 706 Huffman Mill Road will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College, with the body remaining at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington until time for the service.
Greensboro News & Record
September 25, 1995
William Wilson
   CHARLOTTE - Mr. William Woodrow "Woody" Wilson, 82, died Sept. 23, 1995, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.
   Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hankins and Whittington Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Charlie Scott officiating. Graveside service will be 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at the funeral home.
   Mr. Wilson retired after 10 years with Jack Woods Clothiers. He previously was a men's clothing buyer for Belk Stores, Inc. and was owner of Wilson's Clothing in Burlington for 10 years. He graduated from Prospect Hill High School in Prospect Hill and was an Alumnus of Elon College, Class of 1938, where he was a member of ITK Fraternity. He also attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mr. Wilson was a member of the Kiwanis, the Elks Club and Alamance Country Club in Burlington. He was a member of Myers Park United Methodist Church.
   Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Mrs. Olivia Gatewood Wilson of Charlotte; sons, Mr. William F. Wilson and Mr. Richard W. Wilson, both of Charlotte; granddaughters, Miss Catherine Anne Wilson and Miss Elizabeth Wilson, both of Charlotte.
   Hankins and Whittington is serving the family of Mr. Wilson.
Greensboro News & Record
November 18, 1995
Eugene S. Lankford
   ELON COLLEGE - Mr. Eugene S. Lankford, 81, of 515 E. College Ave., Elon College, N.C., died Thursday, Nov. 16, 1995 after several years declining health at Moses Cone Hospital.
   Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20 at Elon College Community Church United Church of Christ. The Rev. Arch Aitcheson will officiate. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery, Elon College.
   Mr. Lankford was born in Wadley, Ala. and was retired from AT&T. He was a member of Elon College Community Church United Church of Christ where he was a former deacon, former secretary and treasurer for Sunday school. He served on the planning board of Elon College for 5 years, was a former mayor and served 20 years on the Elon College town board. He was on the Red Cross board of directors, former post master of Elon College, charter member of Senior's Golf Association, graduate of Elon College in 1937, a member of the Telephone Pioneers of American, president of the Memorial Association of Magnolia Cemetery for several years.
   Survivors include wife, Kathleen Ammons Lankford of the home; daughter, Mrs. Jeanne Lankford Purdy of Shalimar, Fla.; two grandsons, Paul and Brian and one great granddaughter, Blair Alexandra. Mr. Lankford was preceded in death by his daughter, Miss Marsha Lou Lankford and his parents Dr. George O. Lankford and Rosa Stephenson Lankford.
   The family will be at the Rich & Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 3 till 5 p.m., Sunday. Other times they will be at the residence.
   Memorials may be made to Elon College Community Church United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 625, Elon College, N.C. 27244-0265.
Greensboro News & Record
November 27, 1995
James Thigpen
   BURLINGTON - Dr. James William "Bill" Thigpen, 37, of 5603 D. University Park Drive, Mishawaka, Ind. died Sunday, Nov. 26, 1995, at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, Ind.
   Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rich & Thompson Chapel, Burlington, by Rev. Andrew Weisner. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery, Elon College.
   Born in Alamance County, he was the son of Mrs. Rebecca Matlock Thigpen and the late William McAdoo Thigpen. He was a Psychologist for Madison Center & Hospital, Mishawaka, Ind., and attended Long's Chapel United Church of Christ. He did his undergraduate studies at Lenoir Rhyne College and graduate work at Nova University, Davie, Fla.
   He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Rebecca Matlock Thigpen of Burlington; sisters, Miss Becky Thigpen of Burlington, Mrs. J. Edgar (Peggie) Moore of Rocky Mount; brother, Mr. W.M. (Mac) Thigpen, Jr. of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; aunts, Mrs. Norma Matlock of Elon College, Mrs. Oscie Glass of California; and uncle, Mr. Carey Matlock of Burlington.
   The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Tuesday evening at Rich & Thompson Mortuary in Burlington and other times at the residence of the mother, Mrs. Rebecca Matlock Thigpen, 1344 Granville St., Burlington, NC 27215.
Greensboro News & Record
December 18, 1995
William Leaford Williams, Jr.
   BURLINGTON - Mr. William Leaford Williams, Jr., 69, of 2722 Edgewood Ave. died Sunday, Dec. 17, 1995, at Alamance Regional Medical Center.
   A native of New Bern, son of Lillie B. Williams and the late William L. Williams, Sr. He was retired from the textile industry and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
   Surviving are his wife, Dr. Jo Watts Williams of the home, sons, Randall W. Williams, M.D., his wife, Elizabeth and their three children, Steele, Watt and Timmons, W. Lee Williams, III, his wife, Beth and their children, Betsy and Ford; mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Williams of Gales Creek, Morehead City; sister, Mrs. Susan Williams Ferguson of Jacksonville, Ill.; brothers, Thomas C. Williams of New Bern, Robert A. Williams, Jr. of Richmond, Va., and David L. Williams of Bridgeton.
   He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Glenn R. Williams.
   Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church of Burlington where he was a member. Dr. Charles Williams, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery, Elon College.
   The family will receive friends at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 5:30-7:30 p.m. tonight and other times they will be at the residence.
   Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Music Fund, 508 W. Davis St., Burlington, NC 27215; to the William L. Williams, Jr. Scholarship Fund, 2600 Campus Box, Elon College, NC 27244; or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Greensboro News & Record
December 23, 1995
Robert A. Coleman
   BURLINGTON - Mr. Robert A. Coleman, 62, of 1103 Ridgecrest Ave. died Friday, December 22, 1995, at her residence.
   Born in Alamance County to the late Julian Astor Coleman and the late Hilda Hanna Coleman, he was a pharmacist and past owner of Haw River Rexall Drug, and was currently at Revco in Glen Raven. He was a member of the Burlington Kiwanis, the N.C. Pharmaceutical Assn. and was an Army veteran.
   A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington with burial in Magnolia Cemetery. The Rev. David Gilbert, pastor of Bethlehem Christian Church will officiate.
   Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dena Stadler Coleman of the home; daughter, Mrs. Tracy Coleman Miller of Burlington; son, Mr. J. Bryan Coleman of Mebane; brother, Mr. Ray Coleman of San Francisco, Calif.; granddaughter, Miss Hannah Coleman. He was preceded in death by a brother, Mr. Richard Coleman.
   Visitation will be 6-8 tonight at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington and other times at the home.
   Memorials may be made to the Children's Home Society of Greensboro, 740 Chestnut St., Greensboro, N.C.; or to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, P.O. Box 2122, Burlington, N.C. 27216.
Greensboro News & Record
January 23, 1996
Allene Inabinett
   BURLINGTON - Mrs. Allene McAdams Inabinett, 90, of Twin Lakes Retirement Center died Monday, January 22, 1996, at the center.
   Born in Alamance County to the late J.C. McAdams and the late Ada C. McAdams, she was the wife of the late Rev. Thomas Purse Inabinett and was a retired registered nurse. She was a member of Southport Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Indianapolis, Ind.
   Survivors include her sister, Mrs. Lois McAdams Bost of Elon College; brother, Mr. J. Mark McAdams of Elon College; nieces, Mrs. H.B. Whitcomb of Greensboro and Mrs. Eugene B. Grimley of Elon College.
   Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington with burial in the Magnolia Cemetery. The Rev. Arch Aitcheson, Pastor of Elon College Community United Church of Christ will officiate.
   The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. and other times at the home of the sister, Mrs. Lois M. Bost, 202 S. Williamson Ave., Elon College, N.C. 27244.
   Memorials may be made to Elon College Community Church, Elon College, N.C. 27244; or to a favorite charity.
Greensboro News & Record
February 11, 1997
H. Clay Hemric
   BURLINGTON - H. Clay Hemric of 2519 Pineway Dr., Burlington, died Sunday Feb. 9, 1997, at his residence.
   Clay was born May 24, 1914, in Yadkin County, the eldest son of John F. and Ada B. Hemric. His family grew tobacco and produce on the Bald Knob Farm.
   He attended Mars Hill College and ran the mile on the track team. He attended Wake Forest College on scholarship and graduated from its law school in 1938.
   He worked as a claims adjuster for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in Biloxi, Mississippi. He courted and married Helen Rose Kennedy of Boston, Massachusetts, in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1943.
   Clay and his family moved to Burlington in 1948, where he opened his law practice. He was in a solo practice until 1973, when his oldest son, Clay Jr., joined him as a partner. The firm ultimately became Hemric, Lambeth and Champion, P.A.
   He was a member, Sunday school teacher and former deacon of the First Baptist Church of Burlington.
   Clay served as Chairman of The Alamance County Board of Elections for 30 years. He was a founding member of The N.C. Academy of Trial Lawyers and was a member of The Alamance County and N.C. Bar Associations. He was formerly president of The Cherokee Council of The Boy Scouts of America. He was active in The Alamance County Jaycees, The Burlington Kiwanis Club and The Burlington Elks Lodge of which he was an Exalted Grand Ruler. Clay was a charter member of The Alamance Wildlife Club. He was an avid quail and turkey hunter and loved to fish.
   Clay was a lifelong member of The Wake Forest Deacon Club and was a loyal supporter of all The Demon Deacons sports teams.
   He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, 'Pat'. He is survived by three sons, Clay Hemric Jr. and his wife, Nancy of Burlington, Gary S. Hemric and his wife, Alison of Charlotte, and Michael B. Hemric and his wife, Patty of Colleyville, Texas; and four grandchildren.
   The funeral will be held at the First Baptist Church of Burlington, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery, Elon College. The family will receive friends at the Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington, from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.
   The family requests that in lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Clay Hemric be made to the First Baptist Church of Burlington.
Greensboro News & Record
May 13, 1997
Laura Clare Dempsey
   BURLINGTON - Mrs. Laura Clare Dempsey, 40, of 2030 Gurney Court, Burlington, died at 8:26 a.m. Monday, May 12, 1997, at N.C. Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, after a lengthy illness.    The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, 1997, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.
   Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery. The Rev. Juniper Alwell, O.F.M. Conv. Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Sister Dennis Eileen, chaplain for N.C. Baptist Hospital, and Mr. Larry Small will officiate.
   A native of Holyoke, Mass., she was the daughter of Mr. Patrick J. Clare who survives, and the late Ellen Griffin Clare. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, and was a founder of 'Gurney Girls,' a neighborhood women's organization.
   She is survived by her husband, Mr. Jon Michael Dempsey of the home; daughter, Miss Kathleen Clare Dempsey of the home; son, Mr. Patrick Michael Dempsey of the home; father, Mr. Patrick J. Clare of Holyoke, Mass.; sisters, Mrs. Judy C. McGeer of Holyoke, Mass., Mrs. Linda C. Sullivan of Holyoke, Mass., and Mrs. Julie O'Connor of Holyoke, Mass.; and brothers, Mr. Robert Clare of Holyoke, Mass., and Mr. Stephen Clare of Holyoke, Mass.
   The family will be at the Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington, from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, and other times at the residence. A Christian wake service will be held Tuesday evening at the Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, 515 Hillcrest Ave., Burlington, N.C. 27215.
Greensboro News & Record
August 9, 1997
Carey E. Andes
   ELON COLLEGE - Mrs. Carey E. Andes, 83, of 207 Atkinson Ave., Elon College, died at 12:11 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, 1997, at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, after several years declining health.
   The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11, 1997, at Elon College Community Church, conducted by the Rev. Arch Aitcheson. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
   A native of Guilford County, she was a daughter of the late John D. Atkins and the late Ruth Hunt Atkins. She was a secretary for several years with Southern Conference of the United Church of Christ. She was a member of Elon College Community Church and the church choir, and was a member of the Rose Society of Elon College.
   She is survived by her husband, Mr. William J. Andes of the home; son, Mr. David Krueger Andes of Concord, N.H.; sister, Mrs. Evelyn Arace of Sarasota, Fla.; brother, Mr. William H. Atkins of Troy; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, John D. Atkins Jr.
   The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Parish House of the church. The body will remain at the Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington, until time to be taken to the church to lie in state one hour prior to the service. At other times, the family will be at the residence.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Elon College Community Church, P.O. Box 625, Elon College, N.C. 27244.
Greensboro News & Record
January 22, 1998
Paul Oliver Nix
   BURLINGTON - Paul Oliver Nix, 77, of 445 North N.C. 87, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at his residence after one year of failing health and one week of critical illness.
   The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at First Baptist Church of Elon College, conducted by the Rev. Norman Harris, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Elon College and assisted by the Rev. Lester Haney, Pastor of Shamrock Evangelical Methodist Church. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
   He was born in Young County, Texas to the late Zacheus Lafayette Nix and Susan Annie Pharris Nix. He retired from Western Electric Company, following 35 years of service. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elon College, where he was a member of the Solid Rock Sunday School Class. Former member of the Western High School Boosters Club and former photographer for the Western High School Sports Teams. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and the Communications Workers of America,rs ofr Group and was in six major battles. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post 11175 of Elon College and a member of the American Legion Post 63.
   He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Amy Locke Nix of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Sidney (Mary Anne) Johnson of Burlington; one son, Darrell E. Nix of Rocky Mount; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Opal Seaberry of Keene, Texas; Mrs. Lorene Brown of Houston, Texas; one step-great-grandchild.
   The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at Lowe Funeral Home and other times, at the home. Mr. Nix will remain at the funeral home until placed in the church to lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Melanoma Consortium, DUMC 3828 Durham, NC 27710 and the First Baptist Church of Elon College, P.O. Box 163, Elon College, NC 27244 and Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, P.O. Box 2122, Burlington, NC 27216.
Greensboro News & Record
January 31, 1998
Irene Ferguson Phillips
   REIDSVILLE - Mrs. Irene Ferguson Phillips, 81, of 2135 S. Scales St., formerly of Elon College, died Friday, Jan. 30, 1998, at her residence, after a lengthy illness.
   A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, at Magnolia Cemetery. The Rev. William Wolfe and the Rev. David A. Wyant, Pastor of First United MEthodist Church, Scales St., Reidsville, will be officiating. A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, Scales St., Reidsville, at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 1998.
   She was a native of Rockingham County, daughter of the late Ella Mae Spearman Ferguson and the late William Lee Ferguson. She retired from Belk Beck Store. She was a former member of the First United Methodist Church of Elon College, former member of the Edith Poole Sunday school class, the United Methodist Women and the Happy Morning Club, a member of the First United Methodist Church, Scales Street, Reidsville, active in Sunday school, Bible Study, the Lively Bunch and the United Methodist Women.
   The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998, at the Rich & Thompson Mortuary in Burlington.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Rockingham Co., P.O. Box 281, Wentworth, N.C. 27375 or to the First United Methodist Church, 1520 S. Scales St., Reidsville, NC 27320.
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Greensboro News & Record
February 2, 1998
Irene Ferguson Phillips
   REIDSVILLE - Mrs. Irene Ferguson Phillips, 81, of 2135 S. Scales St., formerly of Elon College, died Friday, Jan. 30, 1998, at her residence, after a lengthy illness.
   A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, in Magnolia Cemetery. The Rev. William Wolfe and the Rev. David A. Wyant, Pastor of First United Methodist Church, Scales St., Reidsville, will be officiating. A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, Scales St., Reidsville, at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 1998.
   She was a native of Rockingham County, daughter of the late Ella Mae Spearman Ferguson and the late William Lee Ferguson. She retired from Belk Beck Store. She was a former member of the First United Methodist Church of Elon College, former member of the Edith Poole Sunday school class, the United Methodist Women and the Happy Morning Club, a member of the First United Methodist Church, Scales Street, Reidsville, active in Sunday school, Bible Study, the Lively Bunch and the United Methodist Women.
   Survivors include son, Dr. Michael W. Phillips of Toledo, Ohio and wife, Lynn; sisters, Mrs. Janie Perkins of Clayton, Mrs. Margie Clemmons of Greensboro, Miss Ruth Ferguson of Reidsville; brothers, Mr. Watson Ferguson of Richmond, Va., Mr. Haywood Ferguson of Reidsville; two grandchildren, Andrew Phillips and Erin Phillips.
   The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at the Rich & Thompson Mortuary in Burlington.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Rockingham Co., P.O. Box 281, Wentworth, N.C. 27375 or to the First United Methodist Church, 1520 S. Scales St., Reidsville, NC 27320.
Greensboro News & Record
February 26, 1998
Samuel R. Shoemaker, Sr.
   BURLINGTON - Samuel R. Shoemaker, Sr., 73, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1998.
   A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 1998, at Magnolia Cemetery.
   The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, 1998, at the Rich & Thompson Mortuary.
Greensboro News & Record
April 28, 1998
William R. Tew
    ELON COLLEGE - Mr. William Roscus Tew, 92, of 1839 Powerline Road, died Monday, April 27, 1998, at Alamance Health Care Center, Burlington.
    The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 1998, at Trinity Worship Center, Burlington. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
    The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at McClure Funeral Home in Graham other times, they will be at the residence.
Greensboro News & Record
June 4, 1998
R. P. Ellington, Jr.
    BURLINGTON - Mr. R. P. Ellington, Jr., 82, of 208 Tremont Dr., died Tuesday, June 2, 1998, at Alamance Regional Medical Center.
    The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 5, 1998, at First Baptist Church in Burlington. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
    The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 4, 1998, at McClure Funeral Home in graham. Other times, they will be at the residence.
Greensboro News & Record
October 2, 1998
Bess Bingham Smedberg
    BURLINGTON - Mrs. Bess Bingham Smedberg, 76, of 517 Circle Dr., died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998, at her home.
    A native of Hazard, KY, she was the daughter of the late Taylor Gilbert Bingham and the late Sallie Ann Roberts Bingham. She was a Registered Nurse and the wife of the late Dr. George A. Smedberg. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Burlington, the Alamance-Caswell Medical Auxillary and the Alamance Hospice League. She was also a Volunteer for Red Cross Blood Mobile and a Community Volunteer. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998, at Rich & Thompson Chapel in Burlington. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery with Dr. Craig McMahan, Pastor First Baptist Church of Burlington.
    Survivors include sons, Mr. Carl Taylor Smedberg of W. Melbourne, Fla., Mr. George Andrew Smedberg, Jr., of Atlanta, Mr. Benjamin Bingham Smedberg of Brewster, Mass., Mr. David Gilbert Smedberg of Greensboro; sisters, Mrs. Opal Bingham Cook of Louisville, KY, Mrs. Jane Wilkerson of Raleigh, Mrs. Kitty Croley of Atlanta; brother, Mr. David Bingham of Louisville, KY; grandchildren, Amy Elizabeth Smedberg and Joseph Andrew Smedberg.
    The family will be at the Rich & Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 1-2 p.m., Saturday. Other times they will be at the residence.
    Memorials may be made to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, P.O. Box 2122, Burlington, NC 27216, or to the First Baptist Church of Burlington, 400 S. Broad St., Burlington, NC 27215.
The Burlington Times-News
March 1, 1999
Mrs. Thelma H. King
   BURLINGTON — Mrs. Thelma Hogan King, 87, of 1411 Anthony Road, died at 6:35 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999, at The Evergreens in Greensboro.
   A native of Danville, Va., she was the wife of the late George Henry King and the daughter of Mr. Walter Raymond Hogan and Mrs. May Lamb Hogan, both deceased. She was retired from Burlington Industries. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a son, Mr. Roy Hogan King of the home.
   The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rich and Thompson Chapel by the Rev. R. E. L Moser. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery, Elon College.
Burlington (N.C.) Times-News
March 17, 1999
Mr. Leslie Wagoner, II
    ATLANTA — Mr. Leslie W. “L. W.” Wagoner II, 55, of Atlanta, died Saturday, March 13, 1999, at his home after a long illness.
    A native of Elon College, he was the son of Mrs. Eugenia Hilliard Wagoner, who survives, and the late Mr. L. W. Wagoner. He was retired and a member of Elon College United Church of Christ.
    Survivors other than his mother of Elon College include a daughter, Mrs. Victoria Grey Auger of Burlington, and a grandchild.
    A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Magnolia Cemetery by the Rev. Arch Aitcheson.
    Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington is in charge of arrangements.
Burlington (N.C.) Times-News
March 30, 1999
Mr. Barry A. Overman
   WHITSETT — Mr. Barry Allen Overman, 29, of 6648 Foster Road, died Sunday morning, March 28, 1999, after a short illness.
   A native of Alamance County, he was the son of Mr. William Clifton Overman and Ms. Judy Judith Ann Harper, who survive. He was employed with Robert May Roofing in Greensboro.
   Survivors other than his father of Reidsville and mother of Whitsett include a daughter, Ms. Katie Kniton of McLeansville; stepmother, Mrs. Nancy True Overman of Reidsville; a sister, Ms. Angie Soloman of Whitsett; four brothers, Mr. Randy Overman and Mr. Chris Overman, both of the home and Mr. Todd Overman and Mr. Lee Overman, both of Gibsonville; a half brother, Mr. Tim Overman of Greensboro; stepsister, Ms. Angela Bradley of Michigan; and paternal grandmother, Ms. Gladys Paylor Overman of Whitsett.
   A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College by the Rev. Don Overman, pastor of Victory Worship Center in Graham, and the Rev. Jerry Harper, evangelist.
   The family will be at Lowe Funeral Home from 7 to 9 this evening.
Burlington, (N.C.) Times-News
April 5, 1999
Mrs. Isabel H. Brown
   ELON COLLEGE — Mrs. Isabel Heath Brown, 83, of Elon College, died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 3, 1999, at her home after a short illness.
   A native of Guilford County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Floyd Holmes Brown and the daughter of Mr. Andy Valentine Heath and Mrs. Nellie Whitesell Heath, both deceased. She was retired from Cone Mills after 47 years of service. She was a charter member of the First Baptist Church of Elon College, where she was a member of the Epsie Somers Sunday School Class, a nursery worker for many years, a Sunbeam Leader and a member of the WMU.
   Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Brown McCotter of Durham; a sister, Mrs. Edna Shaw of Whitsett; a brother, Mr. Robert Heath of Danville, Va.; a half-sister, Mrs. Janette Cranfill of Gibsonville; a half-brother, Mr. Kenneth Heath of Julian; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
   She was preceded in death by a son, Mr. Harrell R. Brown; and a brother, Mr. Harvey Heath.
   The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Elon College by the Rev. Norman B. Harris, pastor, and the Rev. W. T. Cockman, former pastor. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College.
   The family will be at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 6:30 to 8:30 this evening and at other times at the home.
   Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Elon College, 216 Lawrence Ave., Elon College, N.C. 27244.
Burlington, (N.C.) Times-News
June 10, 1999
Mr. J. Mark McAdams
   BURLINGTON — Mr. J. Mark McAdams, 97, of 205 S. Williamson Ave., died at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, 1999, at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro.
   A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of the late Mrs. Kate Strader McAdams and the son of Mr. Joseph Charles McAdams and Mrs. Ada Compton McAdams, both deceased. He graduated from Elon College in 1924. He lettered in basketball, football and track. He served as the captain of the football and basketball teams. He was a member of the Philologian Literacy Society and Kappa Psi Nu Fraternity. He was inducted into the Elon College Sports Hall of Fame on Nov. 4, 1978. As a four-year-old, he laid the last brick in West Dormitory on the college campus. He shared the honor of breaking ground for the McMichael Science Building with Dr. Earl Danieley in 1997. Following college graduation, he taught and coached in Reidsville, Mountain Park and Elkin. He served as superintendent of schools in Elkin and organized Boy Scout troops, established a regional scout camp and was awarded the Silver Beaver. He moved to Elon in the 1940s and worked as a surveyor and building contractor. He served several terms as the County Surveyor for Alamance County. He was an active member of the Elon College Community Church United Church of Christ, serving on the Board of Deacons and Board of Trustees. He was instrumental in obtaining and moving the Parish House, chairman of the Building Committee for the church sanctuary (1958-1959), and the church parsonage. He served as the Mayor of the Town of Elon College from 1948 to 1950 and as a member and chairman of the Elon School Board for many years. He was an active member of the Alamance County Beekeepers Association, maintaining hives for many years.
   Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. H.B. (Vance) Whitcomb of Greensboro and Mrs. Eugene B. (Jo) Grimley of Elon College; a sister, Mrs. Lois M. Bost of Elon College; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
   He was preceded in death by a sister, Ms. Allene Inabinett.
   The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Elon College Community Church United Church of Christ by the Rev. Arch Aitcheson, pastor. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
   The family will be at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 6 to 8 this evening, and at other times at the home.
   Memorials may be made to Elon College Community Church Steeple Fund, P.O. Box 625, Elon College, N.C. 27244; or to the J. Mark and Kate Strader McAdams Scholarship Fund, c/o Elon College Fund, 2600 Campus Box, Elon College, N.C. 27244.
The Burlington Times-News
July 29, 1999
Mr. Howard Edgerton
   ELON COLLEGE — Mr. Howard H. Edgerton, 79, of 114 Sunset Drive, died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, 1999, at his home after several years of failing health.
   A native of Wayne County, he was the husband of Mrs. Page Sylvester Edgerton and the son of Mr. Hardy Haschal Edgerton and Mrs. Roella Cox Edgerton, both deceased. He was retired from Carolina Biological Supply with 45 years of service. He was a member of Elon College United Community United Church of Christ, where he was a former deacon and choir member. He was past president of the Elon College Exchange Club, first chairman of the Zoning Commission of Elon College, and former chairman of the Better Schools Committee for Alamance County.
   Survivors other than his wife of the home include two sons, Mr. Phil Edgerton of Asheville and Mr. Tom Edgerton of Greensboro; a sister, Mrs. Esther Allen of Virginia Beach, Va.; a brother, Mr. Wil Edgerton of Chapel Hill; and two grandchildren.
   He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ms. Ruth Edgerton and Ms. Elizabeth Edgerton; and a brother, Mr. Kenneth Edgerton.
   The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Friday at Elon College Community Church by the Rev. Ken Tyson and Dr. J. Earl Danieley. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
   The family will be at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 6 to 8 this evening, and at other times at the home.
   Memorials may be made to Elon College Community Church, P.O. Box 625, Elon College, N.C. 27244; or to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, P.O. Box 2122, Burlington, N.C. 27216-2122.
The Burlington Times-News
August 18, 1999
Miss Caroline E. Powell
    ELON COLLEGE — Miss Caroline Egerton Powell, 92, of 309 E. Haggard Ave., died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1999, at Alamance Regional Medical Center.
    Born Feb. 20, 1907, in Warren County, she was the daughter of Mr. Thomas Edward Powell Sr. and Mrs. Clara Bobbitt Powell, both deceased. She received a bachelor’s degree in English from Elon College in 1928 and her master’s degree in zoology from Duke University in 1938. She taught biology at Alexander Wilson High School in Hawfields from 1928 to 1930. In 1930, she moved to Salisbury, where she was head of the science department at Boyden High School until 1942. From 1942 to mid-1944, she taught biology at Needham Broughton High School in Raleigh. In August 1944, she joined the staff of Carolina Biological Supply Co. in Burlington as head of the accounts receivable department and the mailing list department. In 1947, she became corporate secretary, a position she held until her death. She served as a member of the board of directors from 1980 to 1992. She was a staff member of Carolina Biological Supply Co. for 55 years. She was listed in the Marquis Who’s Who of American Women and had served as a member of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Alamance County. She also served as a member of the Women’s Division of the Alamance County Area Chamber of Commerce. She was a member of Elon College Community Church of the United Church of Christ, where she served as a deacon.
    Survivors include five nieces and six nephews.
    She was preceded in death by three sisters, Mrs. Mary Brantley Powell, Mrs. Clara Powell Lee and Mrs. Josephine Powell Newell; and one brother, Dr. Thomas Edward Powell Jr.
    The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Elon College Community Church by the Rev. William M. Jeffries and Dr. Kenneth Tyson. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College.
    The family will be at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 6 to 8 this evening and at other times at the home at Willeli, 950 E. Lake Drive, May’s Lake, Burlington.
    Memorials may be made to the Elon College Community Church, Box 625, Elon College, N.C. 27244.
The Burlington Times-News
Sept. 2, 1999
Mrs. Eugenia Wagoner
    ELON COLLEGE — Mrs. Eugenia Hilliard Wagoner, 89, of 227 E. Trollinger Ave., died Wednesday morning, Sept. 1, 1999, at her home.
    A native of Warren County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Leslie W. Wagoner and the daughter of Mr. H. H. Hilliard and Mrs. Viola Spain Hilliard, both deceased. She was retired from Elon College Middle School and was a member of the Retired State Employees Association. She was a member of Elon College Community Church.
    Survivors include five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
    She was preceded in death by a son, Mr. Leslie W. Wagoner II; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Stegall; and an infant son, Leslie Ray Wagoner.
    A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Magnolia Cemetery.
    The family will be at the cemetery following the service.
    Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington is in charge of arrangements.
    Memorials may be made to Elon College Community Church, P.O. Box 625, Elon College, N.C. 27244.
The Burlington Times-News
Sept. 6, 1999
Mr. Marvin A. Bryan
   EDENTON — Mr. Marvin Allen "Johnny" Bryan, 71, of Country Club Drive, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, at his home after a year of failing health.
   A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Mrs. Vivian Sumrell Bryan, who survives, and the son of Mr. Duncan C. Bryan and Mrs. Viola Smith Bryan, both deceased. He was a retired administrator of Chowan Hospital in Edenton. A graduate of Elon College, he received his master’s in hospital administration from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. He was a member of the Edenton Rotary Club. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of Edenton United Methodist Church.
   Survivors other than his wife of the home include two sons, Mr. M. Allen Bryan Jr. of Richmond, Va., and Mr. Mark David Bryan of Riverside, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Celeste Bryan Walker, Mrs. Marie Bryan Boyce and Mrs. Hazel Bryan Latham, all of Burlington; and two grandsons.
   The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Edenton United Methodist Church by the Rev. Rex Brooks. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College.
   The family will be at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 1 to 2 Thursday afternoon.
   Memorials may be made to the Chowan County chapter of the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 853, Edenton, N.C. 27932.
The Burlington Times-News
October 12, 1999
Mrs. Zonia Yax
   BURLINGTON — Mrs. Zonia Yax, 66, of 6072 N.C. 119 North, died at 11:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, at her home.
   A native of Caro, Mich., she was the wife of Mr. Alva Gene Yax, who survives, and the daughter of Mr. Ira J. May and Mrs. Lula Ellen Gilbert May, both deceased. She was a member of People’s Memorial Christian Church.
   Survivors other than her husband of the home include three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Hicks of Fenton, Mich., Mrs. Ann Raycroft of Elon College and Mrs. Judith Hoy of Kingston, Tenn.; four sons, Mr. Gene Yax and Mr. Richard Yax, both of Burlington, Mr. John Yax of Sarasota, Fla. and Mr. Randal Yax of Flint, Mich.; two brothers, Mr. John May and Mr. Milo May, both of Arcadia, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. Jane Yax of Clare, Mich., Mrs. Esther Nagy of Caro, and Mrs. Lucy Rinard of Frankfort, Mich.; 22 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
   The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at People’s Memorial Christian Church by the Rev. Max Allman, pastor. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
   The family will be at the Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 6 to 8 this evening, and at other times, at the home.
   Memorials may be made to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, P.O. Box 2122, Burlington, N.C. 27216-2122 or to the American Diabetes Association, c/o N.C. Diabetes Association, 3109 Poplarwood Court, Suite 125, Raleigh, N.C. 27604-1043.
The Burlington Times-News
November 24, 1999
Mr. Charles William Butler
   BURLINGTON — Mr. Charles William Butler, 62, of 2304 Westover Terrace, died at 11:36 a.m. Monday, Nov. 22, 1999, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after a critical illness of one week.
   A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Mrs. Maria “Toni” Borrell Butler, who survives, and the son of Mr. Murray Shackleford Butler and Mrs. Elizabeth Underwood Butler, both deceased. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion Post 63 and U.S. Air Force Sergeants Association and was retired from the U.S. Air Force after 30 years of service.
   Survivors other than his wife of the home include two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Butler Thompson and Mrs. Maria Ann Long, both of Burlington; four sisters, Mrs. Nell Martin and Mrs. Bobbie Clayton, both of Burlington, Ms. Gena Butler of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Mrs. Clara Butler of Mebane; and a brother, Mr. Murray Shackleford Butler of Caswell County.
   A graveside service with military rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Magnolia Cemetery by the Rev. Carson Wiggins, pastor of Grace United Methodist Church.
   The family will be at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 12:30 to 1:30 Friday afternoon and at other time at the home.
   Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, 812 N. Anthony St., Burlington, N.C. 27217.
The Burlington Times-News
Jan. 26, 2000
Mrs. Evelyn Hayes Routh
    BURLINGTON — Mrs. Evelyn Hayes Routh, 73, of 2049 Routh Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, at her home after a sudden illness.
    A native of Elkin, she was the wife of Mr. Boyd A. Routh, who survives, and the daughter of Mr. Preston Thomas Hayes and Mrs. America R. Mittie Lassiter Hayes, both deceased. She was a homemaker. She was a charter member of New Hope Baptist Church, a member of the Welcome Bible Class, and sang for more than 35 years with the New Hope Trio. She received Mother of the Year in 1981. She served in the Music Department and in the choir for more than 46 years and currently served on the planning committee. She formerly served on the program committee.
    Survivors other than her husband of the home include two daughters, Ms. Sherry Routh Jones of Burlington and Mrs. Stacy W. (Patty) Harrington of Mebane; one son, Mr. Joey Allan Routh of Elon College; a sister, Mrs. Beulah Josey of Troutman; and five grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by five sisters, Ms. Ethel Crawford, Ms. Lavassie Gillispie, Ms. Collie Hayes, Ms. Margie Josey and Ms. Mary Elizabeth Hayes; three brothers, Mr. William Hayes, Mr. Walter Hayes and Mr. Noah Hayes; and one grandchild.
    The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church by the Rev. Randy Hobbs, pastor, and the Rev. Frank Gribble, former pastor of the church. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College.
    The family will be at Lowe Funeral Home from 6 to 8 this evening, and at other times at the home.
   Memorials may be made to the New Hope Baptist Church, c/o the Building Fund, P.O. Box 4246, Glen Raven, N.C. 27215.
The Burlington Times-News
February 7, 2000
Mr. Herbert Franklin Roney
   BURLINGTON – Mr. Herbert Franklin Roney, 65, of 1709 Deep Creek Church Road, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at Liberty Commons of Alamance after a long illness.
   A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of the late Mrs. Eunice "Peggy" Shambley Roney and the son of Mr. Clyde Ruffin Roney and Mrs. Nina Faulkner Roney, both deceased. He was retired from Newman-Whitney of Greensboro. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Harvest Hills Church of God.
   Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Mike (Dawn "Skip" Roney) Pope; and eight sisters, Mrs. Virginia R. Kernodle, Mrs. Betty Lou R. Cheek, Mrs. Delores Ann R. Boone, Mrs. Shelby R. Aldridge, Mrs. Becki R. Jarvis, Mrs. Doris R. Perry, Mrs. Nancy R. Thomas and Mrs. Sarah R. Pickard, all of Burlington.
   He was preceded in death by a daughter, Ms. Rhonda R. Stainback; two sisters, Mrs. Alene R. Christopher and Mrs. Pauline R. Caudle; and five brothers, Mr. Ralph N. Roney, Mr. James D. Roney, Mr. William Chesley Roney, Mr. Paul Boone Roney and Mr. Curtis Ruffin Roney.
   The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at West Burlington Church of God by the Rev. Olin Tatum, pastor, and the Rev. Jerry Towe, pastor of Harvest Hills Church of God. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College.
   The family will be at West Burlington Church of God from 6 to 8 this evening and at other times at the home of the daughter, 2301 Wood Duck Drive, Graham.
   Memorials may be made to West Burlington Church of God or to Harvest Hills Church of God.
   Bartlett Funeral Home in Gibsonville is in charge of arrangements.
The Burlington Times-News
February 11, 2000
Mr. John R. Porterfield
   BURLINGTON — Mr. John R. Porterfield Jr., 79, of Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center of Alamance died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at the center after one year of failing health. He was formerly of Highland Avenue, Burlington.
   A native of Orange County, he was the husband of the late Mrs. Alma Draughn Porterfield and the son of Mr. John Roney Porterfield and Mrs. Annie Bradsher Porterfield, both deceased. He was a former employee of Associated Transport and a member of the Teamsters Union. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.
   Survivors include four sons, Mr. John William Porterfield of Graham, and Mr. Kenneth Ray Porterfield, Mr. James Lee Porterfield and Mr. Claude Harvey Porterfield, all of Burlington; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
   He was preceded in death by a brother, Mr. Erwin Lee Porterfield.
   The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington by the Rev. Randy Hobbs. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
   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 Mr. Kenneth Ray Porterfield, 1713 Malone Road, Burlington, N.C. 27215.
   Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of New Hope Baptist Church, 1525 Flora Ave., Burlington, N.C. 27217.
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Feb. 24, 2000
Mr. Dewey T. Holt
   ELON COLLEGE — Mr. Dewey T. Holt, 87, of 219 Lawrence Ave., died at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill after a sudden illness.
   A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of the late Mrs. Iris Albright Holt and the son of Mr. William Alfred Holt and Mrs. Bronah Tate Holt, both deceased. He was employed with Carolina Biological Supply for more than 50 years until his death. He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving in the European Theatre of Operations during World War II. He was a member of Elon College Community United Church of Christ.
   Survivors include two sons, Mr. Joseph A. Holt of Elon College and Mr. Frederic T. Holt of Raleigh; a brother, Mr. William Alfred Holt Jr. of Mebane; and a grandchild.
   A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Magnolia Cemetery by Dr. Arch Aitcheson, pastor of Elon College Community United Church of Christ.
   The family will be at the Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 7 to 9 this evening.
   Memorials may be made to Elon College Community United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 625, Elon College, N.C. 27244.
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Feb. 24, 2000
Mr. George Charles Kelly
   BURLINGTON — Mr. George Charles Kelly of 3920 Muhlenberg Court, died at 11:35 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2000, at his home.
   A native of Buffalo, N.Y., he was the husband of Mrs. Dorothy Twist Kelly. He was a retired lieutenant colonel with the U. S. Air Force and was a retired assistant director, Division of Housing with the State of New York. He served with the U.S. Air Force in the Pacific Theater of Operations. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, active member and former treasure for 30 years of St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. William the Abbott Church in Seaford, N.Y.
   Survivors other than his wife include two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Kelly Fisk of New Orleans and Mrs. Mary Kelly Arndt of North Pole, Alaska; and three grandchildren.
   He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Ellen Kelly Lubonski.
   The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. today at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church by the Franciscan Friars. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
   The family will be at the home.
   Memorials may be made to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 328 W. Davis St., Burlington, N.C. 27215; or to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, P.O. Box 2122, Burlington, N.C. 27215-2122.
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May 27, 2000
Mr. J. Wesley Alexander
    ELON COLLEGE — Mr. J. Wesley Alexander, 69, of 623 Cable Road, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2000, at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill after a sudden illness.
    A native of Cabarrus County, he was the husband of Mrs. Jane Harrison Alexander, who survives, and the son of Mr. Samuel G. Alexander and Mrs. Minnie Culp Alexander, both deceased. He was a mathematics professor at Elon College, member of the Math Department for 33 years and chaired the department for 12 years. He was a member of Elon College Community Church, a former deacon and for many years sang in the choir. An Eagle Scout and former Scoutmaster, for 25 years Faculty Athletic Representative for Elon College for a number of years, Eligibility Chairman for NAIA District 26, Elon College Sports Hall of Fame and NAIA Hall of Fame member.
    Survivors other than his wife of the home include two daughters, Mrs. Emily R. Harrill of Greensboro and Mrs. Jane A. Scroggs of North Plainfield, N.J.; three sisters, Mrs. Iris Kiser and Mrs. Julia Poe, both of Concord, and Mrs. Minnie McCachren of Salisbury; a brother, Mr. Ross Alexander of Concord; and two grandchildren.
    The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Elon College Community Church by the Rev. Arch B. Aitcheson, pastor. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College.
    The family will be at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 6 to 8 Sunday evening, and at other times at the home.
    Memorials may be made to Elon College Community Church, 271 Williamson Ave., Elon College, N.C. 27244.
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June 6, 2000
The Rev. Thomas Daniel Sutton
    PITTSBORO — The Rev. Thomas Daniel Sutton, 83, of No. 92 Blakes Drive, died Sunday, June 4, 2000, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill after one year of failing health.
    A native of Guilford County, he was the husband of Mrs. Lorine Joyner Sutton, who survives, and the son of Mr. Onnie Barrett Sutton and Mrs. Mary Ida Payne Sutton, both deceased. He served as a minister for Leaksville, Newport and Mount Lebanon United Church of Christ for more than 23 years in Virginia. He served 16 years for the United Church of Christ in North Carolina. He was a member of Elon College Community United Church of Christ. He was a member of the United Church of Christ. Ministerial Association and former vice president of the Shanandoah United Church of Christ. Ministerial Association. He was a graduate of Elon College and pursued further education at Wake Forest University and Duke University.
    Survivors other than his wife of the home include two daughters, Mrs. Brenda White of Pittsboro and Mrs. Barbara Falcone of Raleigh; a son, Mr. Thomas Eugene Sutton of Salisbury; six sisters, Mrs. Lillie Brown of Gibsonville, Mrs. Marie Gerringer of Elon College, Mrs. Allene Warren of Burlington, Mrs. Opal Jones of Greensboro, Mrs. Doris Wilhote of Frankfort, Ky., and Mrs. Mary Lou Sizemore of Clearwater, Fla.; a brother, Mr. Lenneous Sutton of Burlington; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by two brothers, Mr. O.B. Sutton and Mr. Garland Sutton.
    The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Arch Aitcheson, pastor of Elon College Community Church United Church of Christ., and Dr. J. Earl Danielly, former president of Elon College. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
    The family will be at Lowe Funeral Home from 6 to 8 this evening, and at other times at the home.
    Memorials may be made to Elon College Community Church United Church of Christ., P.O. Box 625, Elon College, N.C. 27244-0625.
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July 7, 2000
Mr. William Francis Clark Sr.
    GREENSBORO — Mr. William Francis "Bill" Clark Sr., 90, of 3504 Flint St., Abbotswood, died Wednesday, July 5, 2000.
    A native of Elizabeth, N.J., he was the husband for 61 years to Mrs. Rose Fischer Clark, who survives. He was a resident of Elon College for 55 years before moving to Greensboro last year. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and the founder and fire chief for 25 years of the Elon College Volunteer Fire Department. He was retired from Western Electric after 34 years of service and was a member of the Pioneers of America and the Knights of Columbus.
    Survivors other than his wife of the home include a daughter, Ms. Kathleen Rose Clark of Greensboro; a son, Mr. William Francis "Bill" Clark Jr. of Atlanta; a sister, Ms. Catherine Barlow of Wilmington; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
    The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home, North Elm Chapel. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College.
    The family will be at the funeral home from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday.
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Aug. 4, 2000
Mrs. Bobbie Ezzell Golec
    BURLINGTON — Mrs. Bobbie Ezzell Golec, 62, of 1648 Doncaster Lane, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after a long illness.
   A native of Magnolia, she was the wife of Mr. Richard F. “Dick” Golec, who survives, and the daughter of Mr. Louvie Ezzell Sr. and Mrs. Evelyn Farrell Ezzell, both deceased. She was a retired public health nurse in Craven County. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Teresians.
   Survivors other than her husband of the home include three daughters, Ms. Joan Armshaw of Gibsonville, Mrs. Jean Thaxton of Burlington and Mrs. Jane Phillips of Apex; two sisters, Miss Evelyn Faye Ezzell and Mrs. Ella Francis Dail, both of Burgaw; two brothers, Mr. William F. “Frank” Ezzell of Warsaw and Mr. Louvie “Jay” Ezzell Jr. of Burgaw; and four grandchildren.
   She was preceded in death be a brother, Mr. Joseph Ezzell.
   The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church by the Rev. Briant Cullinane, pastor. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
   The family will be at Lowe Funeral Home in Burlington from 7 to 9 this evening, and at other times at the home.
   Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1236 Huffman Mill Road, Burl0ington, N.C. 27215 or Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, P.O. Box 2122, Burlington, N.C. 27216-2122.
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August 21, 2000
Mrs. Juanita Dare Perry
   BURLINGTON — Mrs. Juanita Dare Perry, of 1009 Sidney Ave., died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after a critical illness of one year.
   A native of Orange County, she was the wife of the late Coy Willard Perry Sr. She was a retired textile employee and homemaker and a member of Piedmont Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Barbara P. Wyrick of McLeansville and Mrs. Sandra P. Pollock of Efland; three sons, Mr. Coy Willard Perry and Mrs. John Phillip Perry, both of Burlington, and Mr. Kenneth Ronald Perry of Elon College; a sister, Mrs. Lavona Hall of Graham; four brothers, Mr. James Pruitt and Mr. Wayne Pruitt, both of Mebane, Mr. Richard “Buddy” Pruitt of Burlington and Mr. Johnny Pruitt of Holly Hill, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
   The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Deep Creek Baptist Church by the Rev. James Moon, pastor, and the Rev. Russell Chriscoe. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
   The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Burlington from 7 to 9 this evening and at other times at the home.
   Memorials may be made to Gideons International.
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August 22, 2000
Mrs. Juanita Dare Perry
   BURLINGTON — Mrs. Juanita Dare Perry, of 1009 Sidney Ave., died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after a critical illness of one year.
   A native of Orange County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Coy Willard Perry Sr. She was a retired textile employee, a homemaker and a member of Piedmont Baptist Church.
   Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Barbara P. Wyrick of McLeansville and Mrs. Sandra P. Pollock of Efland; three sons, Mr. Coy Willard Perry and Mr. John Phillip Perry, both of Burlington, and Mr. Kenneth Ronald Perry of Elon College; a sister, Mrs. Lavona Hall of Graham; four brothers, Mr. James Pruitt and Mr. Wayne Pruitt, both of Mebane, Mr. Richard “Buddy” Pruitt of Burlington and Mr. Johnny Pruitt of Holly Hill, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
   The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Deep Creek Baptist Church by the Rev. James Moon, pastor, and the Rev. Russell Chriscoe. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
   The family will be at the home.
   Memorials may be made to Gideons International.
   McClure Funeral Home in Burlington is in charge of arrangements.
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October 2, 2000
Mrs. Page Sylvester Edgerton
   ELON COLLEGE — Mrs. Page Sylvester Edgerton, 77, of Liberty Commons, died at 6 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, at Liberty Commons after a period of declining health.
   She was a former resident of Sunset Drive.
   A native of Queenstown, Md., she was the wife of the late Mr. Howard H. Edgerton and the daughter of Mr. James Sylvester and Mrs. Mary Sylvester, both deceased. She was a former town clerk and bookkeeper for Elon College and a former clerk of Recorders Court for Elon College. She was a member of Elon College Community Church.
   Survivors include two sons, Mr. Phil Edgerton of Asheville and Mr. Tom Edgerton of Greensboro; and two grandchildren.
   She was preceded in death by three sisters, Ms. Elizabeth Sylvester, Mrs. Ruth Cunningham and Mrs. Polly Jarrell.
   The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Elon College Community Church by the Rev. Arch Aitcheson. Burial will be at Magnolia Cemetery.
   The family will be at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 6 to 8 this evening.
   Memorials may be may to Elon College Community Church, P.O. Box 625, Elon College, N.C. 27216; or to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, P.O. Box 2122, Burlington, N.C. 27216-2122.
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November 5, 2000
Mrs. LaJune McIntire Vaught
   BURLINGTON — Mrs. LaJune McIntire Vaught, 88, of 434 Shadowbrook Drive, died at 9:50 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000 at her home after 1½ years of failing death.
   A native of Vermilion County, Ill., she was married to the late Dr. William Wayne Vaught Sr., and was the daughter of Mr. Virlon McIntire, and Mrs. Blanche Warren McIntire, both deceased. She was a retired social worker for Vermilion County, and also taught in the Danville, Ill., school system.
   In 1980, she became an associate member of Front Street United Methodist Church, where she was a past president of the Fannie Larkin Sunday School class, and an honorary member of the administrative board. She was also a member of the Central Christian Church of Danville, Ill., for more than 60 years. She served as kindergarten teacher, elder and trustee. In 1968, she published a book that detailed the 100-year history of the Central Christian Church, Disciples of Christ.
   She was a lifetime member of the University of Illinois Alumni Association, from which she graduated in 1934, and she worked with the Boy Scouts of America teaching merit badge courses, and the Parent Teacher Organization. She belonged to the Garden Lover’s Club and the American Contract Bridge League. She was a volunteer for the Gallery Players and Family Abuse Services.
   Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Jenna (Henry) Johnson of Elon College; a son, Dr. William W. Vaught Jr. of Burlington; a sister, Mrs. Margaret McIntire Ramm of Seattle; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
   The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday at Front Street United Methodist Church by Dr. William Simpson and Dr. G. Robert McKenzie. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College.
   The family will be at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 3 to 5 p.m. today.
   Memorials may be made to Front Street United Methodist Church, 136 S. Fisher St., Burlington, N.C. 27217, or to Family Abuse Services, 142 S. Lexington Ave., Burlington, N.C. 27215.
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December 3, 2000
Mrs. Mary Ann Vonachen Farrell
   BURLINGTON — Mrs. Mary Ann Vonachen Farrell, 73, of 2512 Hickory Ave., died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at The Hospice Home.
   A native of Peoria, Ill., she was the wife of Mr. Thomas E. Farrell, who survives, and the daughter of Dr. Harold Vonachen and Mrs. Bernice Verner Vonachen, both deceased. She operated a gift shop called The Yellow Brick Road. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, and was a contributor to the renovations of Hillcrest School Building in preparation for a new Blessed Sacrament Catholic School. She was a graduate of St. Theresa College in Winona, Minn., and was a sponsor of the Burlington Indians baseball team.
   Survivors other than her husband of the home, include two sons, Mr. Tim Farrell of Burlington and Mr. David Farrell of Chapel Hill; two sisters, Mrs. Marta Templin of Peoria, and Mrs. Susie Dawson of Decatur, Ill.; two brothers, Mr. Harold “Pete” Vonachen of Peoria and Mr. Tommy Vonachen of Delevan, Ill.; and three grandchildren.
   She was preceded in death by a daughter, Miss Annie Farrell; a brother, Mr. Jack Vonachen; and one sister, Mrs. Barbara “Bobbie” Hecht.
   The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church by the Rev. Briant Cullinane, O.F.M. conv. pastor. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery at Elon College.
   The family will be at Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory from 6 to 8 tonight, followed by a Catholic Prayer service at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.
   A special hometown memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Holy Family Church in Peoria, Ill.
   Memorials may be made to Blessed Sacrament Catholic School Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 619, Burlington, N.C. 27216.
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Dec. 20, 2000
Mrs. Olivia Womble Long Phillips
   SOUTHERN PINES — Mrs. Olivia Womble Long Phillips, 82, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at Firsthealth Moore Regional Hospital. She had lived at the Country Club of North Carolina and Belle Meade in the Sandhills since 1971.
   A native and longtime resident of Winston-Salem, she was previously married to the late Mr. M. Bickford Long, and is survived by her husband, Dr. Charles Phillips. She was the daughter of Mr. Bunyan Snipes and Mrs. Edith Willingham Womble, both deceased. She graduated from Salem Academy and from Duke University in 1939. She was active in her church and garden clubs.
   Survivors other than her husband of the home include, a daughter, Ms. Edie Casey of Alpharetta, Ga.; three sons, Mr. Bick (Lynlee) Long Jr. of Pinehurst, Mr. Calder (Beckie) Long of Archdale, and Mr. Larry (Barbara) Long, of Burlington; three sisters, Ms. Lila W. Jenkins of Winston-Salem, Ms. Edith Chatham of Southern Pines, and Ms. Ruth W. Lee of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, Mr. William F. Womble and Mr. Calder W. Womble, both of Winston-Salem; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
   A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College. A memorial service will be held Thursday morning at Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church in Southern Pines.
   Memorials may be made to Firsthealth Moore Regional Hospital Foundation or to Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church.
   Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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February 17, 2001
Miss Norma Ethel Matlock
   BURLINGTON — Miss Norma Ethel Matlock, 94, of 100 Wade Coble Drive, died at 2:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, at Twin Lakes Center after several years of failing health, two weeks critical.
   A native of Guilford County, she was the daughter of Mr. John William Matlock Sr. and Mrs. Ossie Council Matlock, both deceased. She was formerly a lab technician at Carolina Biological and was a member of Elon College Community Church. She was a 1928 graduate of Elon College.
   Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Oscie Matlock Glass of Fresno, Calif. and Mrs. Rebecca Matlock Thigpen of Burlington and a brother, Mr. Cary R. Matlock of Burlington.
   She was preceded in death by a sister, Miss Foy Matlock and a brother, Mr. John William Matlock Jr.
   The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington by the Rev. Arch Aitcheson, pastor of Elon Community Church. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
   The family will be at the Parish House of Elon College Community Church following the service and at other times at the home of the brother, Mr. Cary R. Matlock, 2178 Canterbury Drive.
   Memorials may be made to Elon College Community Church, P.O. Box 625, Elon College, N.C. 27244.
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April 1, 2001
Mrs. Hazel Vestal Shepherd
    GRAHAM — Mrs. Hazel Vestal Shepherd, 91, of Presbyterian Home of Hawfields in Mebane, died at 12:40 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2001, at Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington after a brief illness.
    A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Irvin Shepherd and the daughter of Mr. William Sherman Vestal and Mrs. Mildred Tripp Vestal, both deceased. She was a retired federal employee of he Civil Aeronautics Association. She was a Presbyterian.
    Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Thomas (Gladys) Smith of Elon College; and a brother, Mr. Warren H. Vestal of Greensboro.
    She was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Elva Vestal Blake; and five brothers, Mr. Motley R. Vestal, Mr. George W. Vestal, Mr. Simpson S. Vestal, Mr. Royce B. Vestal and Mr. David Vestal.
    The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rich and Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Graham by the Rev. Norman M. Whitney Sr., pastor of Bethany Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College.
    The family will be at Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham an hour before the service.
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April 11, 2001
Mrs. Ruth Moore Deal
    BURLINGTON — Mrs. Ruth Moore Deal, 80, of 1300 Warwick Drive, 1-D, died at 8:10 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after one month of failing health.
    A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late Mr. D. Carroll Deal, and the daughter of Mr. Charles C. Moore and Mrs. Roxie Pickard Moore, both deceased. She was a former employee of Sellars Department Store and was retired from Foster Shoe Co. She was a member of First Reformed United Church of Christ, Circle No. 3 and the Fesperman Bible Class.
    Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Pete (Janice) Burgess of Burlington and Mrs. David (Sheryl) Bryan of Greensboro; a son, Mr. J. Ray Deal of Burlington; and seven grandchildren.
    The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Reformed United Church of Christ by the Rev. Phillip Myers, pastor, and the Rev. Beth Cantrell-Counts, pastor. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
    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 the son, Mr. Ray Deal, 2045 Stuart Court, Burlington.
    Memorials may be made to the First Reformed United Church of Christ, 513 W. Front St., Burlington, N.C. 27215.
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April 17, 2001
Ms. Marie Salmons Conklin
   INDIAN TRAIL — Ms. Marie Salmons Conklin, 36, of 5904 Crosswinds Court, died Sunday, April 15, 2001, at Union Regional Medical Center.
   A native of Alamance County, she was the daughter of Mr. James Vernon Salmons and Mrs. Betty Murray Salmons, both deceased. She was a Baptist.
   Survivors include five sisters, Mrs. Cathy (Tommy) Mooneyham of Elon College, Mrs. Janet (Steve) Stressman of Fort Richardson, Alaska, Mrs. Susan (Darryl) Allen of Baltimore, Mrs. Angela (Tim) Hunter of Indian Trail and Mrs. Natalie (Tommy) Byrd of Burlington; and two brothers, Mr. Jimmy (Dianne) Salmons and Mr. James Vernon (Sarah) Salmons II, both of Burlington.
   The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. C. Max Allman, pastor of Peoples Memorial Christian Church. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
   The family will be at Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory from 7 to 9 this evening, and at other times at the home of a sister, Mrs. Natalie Byrd, 217 Oakland Drive, Burlington.
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August 20, 2001
Mr. Homer Yates Corn Sr.
    BURLINGTON — Mr. Homer Yates Corn Sr., 83, of 525 S. Williamson Avenue, Elon, died at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, August 18, 2001, at Hospice Home after a lengthy illness.
    A native of Cairo, Ill., he was the husband of Mrs. Minnie Lee Mims Corn, who survives, and the son of Homer Leslie Corn and Maude Estelle Yates Corn, both deceased. He was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and a member of the American Legion. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army Corp. He was a retired schoolteacher after teaching for over 50 years. He taught school in Mississippi, Nevada, and Dade County, Fla., before coming to Alamance County to teach at Alamance Community College.
    Survivors, other than his wife of the home, include two daughters, Mrs. Laura Pennington of Graham and Mrs. Mary Ann Swanner of Falls Church, Va.; a son, Mr. Homer Y. Corn Jr. of Dallas, Tex.; two sisters, Mrs. Roxanne Stevens of Lanham, Md. and Ms. Nancy Corn of Charlestown, W. Va.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Burritt.
    A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church by the Rev. Richard Stanley, pastor. Burial will be in Magnolia cemetery.
    The family will be at McClure Funeral Home of Graham from 7 until 9 Tuesday evening. Other times they will be at the home of Laura and Wade Pennington, 423 Wildwood Lane in Graham.
    Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell, P.O. Box 2122, Burlington N.C. 27216-2122; to the Allied Churches, 204 N. Fisher St., Burlington, N.C. 27217; or to Alamance Community College, 1247 Jimmie Kerr Rd., Haw River, N.C. 27258.
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September 27, 2001
Mr. James Anthony Coble Jr.
    HICKORY — Mr. James Anthony “Tony” Coble Jr., 22, of 1260 N.E. 5th St., Apt. No. 3, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory.
    A native of Alamance County, he was the son of Tony and Sandy Coble, who survive. He was employed as a project manager for Job Village.com and was a member of Unity Lutheran Church in Hickory. He was a graduate of Western Alamance High School, an Eagle Scout and graduated in May from Lenoir-Ryne College with a degree in business.
    Survivors other than his parents of Elon include a fiancée, Vicky Rubio of Hickory; a brother, Brandon Coble of Raleigh; paternal grandparents, P. J. and Donna Coble of Burlington; and maternal grandparents, Carl and Anne Fritts of Mebane.
    The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Elon by the Rev. Larry Glover-Wetherington, interim pastor of First Baptist Church of Elon, and the Rev. Dr. Robert E. Allen, pastor of Unity Lutheran Church in Hickory. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
    The family will be at Rich & Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 7 to 9 this evening, and at other times at the home of his parents, 2866 Amick Road, Elon.
    Memorials may be made to The Epilepsy Foundation, 4351 Garden City Drive, Landover, Md., 20785 or to the First Baptist Church of Elon, 216 Lawrence Ave., Elon, N.C. 27244
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Oct. 26, 2001
Mr. Lawrence E. Neese Jr.
   BURLINGTON — Mr. Lawrence E. "Shookie" Neese Jr., 79, of 1901 West Lake Drive, died at 6:50 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after eight months of declining health.
   A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Mrs. Elaine Frissell Neese, who survives, and the son of the late Lawrence E. Neese and Viola Roach Neese Johnson. He was the former president of Neese Shoffner Furniture Co., and former president of WBAG Broadcasting Co. He was a graduate of the Darlington School for Boys and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was captain of the Golf Team. He was an avid amateur golfer. He was a U.S. Navy pilot and a veteran of World War II.
   Survivors other than his wife of the home include a son, Mr. Lawrence F. Neese of Key West, Fla.; a daughter, Ms. Kathryn Elaine Neese of Charlotte; and three grandchildren.
   A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Magnolia Cemetery by the Rev. Howard Thompson, pastor of Burlington Assembly of God.
   The family will be at the residence to receive friends.
   Memorials may be made to The Children’s Home Society of North Carolina, P.O. Box 6587, Greensboro, N.C. 27405 or to the American Cancer Society, 4-A Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, N.C. 27407.
   Rich & Thompson Mortuary in Burlington is in charge of arrangements.
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Oct. 26, 2001
Catherine Pritchette Fogleman
   ELON — Catherine Pritchette Fogleman, 90, of Elon, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001.
   A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late L. E. Fogleman Sr., and the daughter of the late H.J. Pritchette, Sr. and Katherine Steele Pritchette. She was a retired cafeteria manager for Elon Elementary School and was a member of Elon Community Church.
   Survivors include a son, Paul W. Fogleman of the home; a daughter, Ms. Jean F. Lowe of the home; three grandchildren, Lynne F. (Eric) Patterson, Michael S. Fogleman and F. Keith (Natalie) Fogleman; and three great-grandchildren, Rebekkah Woods, Mia Fogleman and Gabriella Fogleman.
   She was preceded in death by a son, L. E. “Buddy” Fogleman Jr.
   The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Dr. W. J. Andes, pastor emeritus of Elon College Community Church. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
   The family will receive friends at Lowe Funeral Home from 6 to 8 this evening.
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February 2, 2002
Mrs. Minnie Lee Mims Corn
   Mrs. Minnie Lee Mims Corn, 86, of 525 S. Williamson Ave., Elon, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at Alamance Health Care after a lengthy illness.
   Minnie Lee Corn’s lengthy and rewarding nursing career provided her with many varied experiences. She graduated from nursing in 1936 in Mississippi and went on to Memphis, Tennessee where she graduated as a nurse anesthetist and became the first qualified nurse anesthetist in her hospital.
   Later while living in Nevada with her young children and husband, she nursed and cared for polio victims confined to iron lungs while they were transported by Army planes to Reno, Nevada for further treatment. Again, after moving to South Florida, she was excited and proud to have participated in the administration of the first Salk vaccine for polio to the local community.
   Her career took her in many directions and to many places which included: being a school nurse at Delta State Teacher’ College in Mississippi, an elementary school nurse in Nevada, a nurse anesthetist working in OR, a private duty nurse, a psychiatric nurse in mental health, and finally retiring as a psychiatric charge nurse from North Miami General Hospital.
   In addition to her long and distinguished nursing career and raising her family, she was an active church participant, and a wonderful role model to many. May this beloved and devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother rest now and forever.
   Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Laura Pennington of Graham and Mrs. Mary Ann Swanner of Falls Church, Va.; a son, Mr. Homer Y. Corn Jr. of Dallas, Texas; a brother, Mr. John Mims of Xenia, Ohio; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one stepgranddaughter.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Homer Yates Corn Sr.; her mother, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Clark Mims; her father, Mr. George Washington Mims; and 12 brothers and sisters.
   The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, at St. Pauls United Methodist Church by the Rev. Richard Stanley, pastor. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery.
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February 5, 2002
Michael Harmon Meredith
    ELON — Michael Harmon Meredith, 49, of 401 Westminster Drive, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002.
    A native of Montgomery County, Va., he was the husband of Mrs. Judy Sutphin Meredith, who survives, and the son of Molly Woods Meredith Mericle, who survives, and the late Henry Harmon Meredith.
    Mr. Meredith was employed with Alamance Community College since 1988. Most recently, he was acting department head for Public Service. Meredith coordinated the forensic and criminal justice labs at the college and also taught Huskin Bill Criminal Justice courses at Western Alamance High School. He was active in the Community College Foundation in coordinating fund raising and efforts for student scholarships and was an active Criminal Justice Club advisor. He also sponsored several criminal justice students for the College’s Ambassador program.
    His friendship and spirit of recognizing personal worth will be greatly missed by his students, colleagues, and friends at Alamance Community College. His warmth shaped minds and spirits.
    He was a member of Brookwood Baptist Church and received his B.S. degree from Radford University and his Master’s degree from North Carolina A&T. He also coached baseball, basketball and soccer.
    Survivors other than his wife of the home include a son, Michael Seth Meredith of the home; a daughter, Miss Michaela Dee Meredith of the home; his mother and stepfather, Mrs. Molly Woods Meredith Mericle and David Mericle, both of Virginia Beach, Va.; and a sister, Ms. Deborah Meredith of Virginia Beach.
    The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Brookwood Baptist Church by the Rev. David Gordon, and the Rev. Marcus Stewart. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
    Mr. Meredith will remain at Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory until taken to the church to lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service.
    The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 this evening, and at other times at the residence.
    Memorials may be made to Mike Meredith Memorial Criminal Justice Fund c/o Alamance Community College Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 8000, Graham, N.C. 27253-8000.
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March 5, 2002
Miss April Shae Smith
   RUFFIN — Miss April Shae Smith, 19, of 1017 Joe Cobb Rd., died Saturday March 2, 2002 at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem due to Injuries received in an automobile accident.
   April was a Freshman at Appalachian State University. She was a 2001 graduate of Bartlett-Yancey High School where she played J. V. Volleyball, basketball and softball. She received the Coaches Award in the 1998 and 1999 season. She participated on the Science Olympiad squad and was a member of the FFA.
   During her Senior year she won the prestigious Silver Key Poetry Award as a NC/SC Regional winner for the Scholastic Arts and Writing Contest. She was a member of True Gospel Baptist Church in Pelham and the church choir.
   Survivors include her mother and step father, Sheree and Ricky Lee Pedigo of the home; father and step mother, Johnny Ray and Wanda Flynn Smith of Burlington; Twin sister, Brandi Mae Smith of Asheboro, Sisters, Callie Sherrick Pedigo of the home; Mandy Epperson of Haw River and Tracey Hardister of Salisbury; Maternal grandparents, Dee and Mona Scott Atkinson of Elon; Paternal grandmother, Reba Rhodes of Burlington; Maternal great grandmother, Mrs. Lilly Pace Scott of King, NC.; Aunts, Luci A. Spivey, Jan D. Atkinson, Debbie Hartley and Sherry Brooks; Uncles, Del Atkinson, Mike Spivey and Mike Hartley
   Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday at Elon Community Church by Rev. Judy Westman, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. Hubert Inman, pastor of True Gospel Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Magnolia Cemetery, Elon, NC.
   The family will receive friends at True Gospel Baptist Church, Pelham, NC from 6-8 PM this evening. Following the visitation, Miss Smith will be returned to Lowe Funeral Home in Burlington where she will remain until being taken to the church for services on Wednesday.
   Memorials may be made to True Gospel Baptist Church; P.O. Box 57, Pelham, NC. 27316.
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March 29, 2002
Mrs. Ruby Lee Hough Loy
   BURLINGTON — Mrs. Ruby Lee Hough Loy, 63, of 237 S. Gurney Street, died Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. Although she struggled with the debilitating effects of diabetes the last few years of her life, she will always be remembered for her cheerful and positive attitude. She was a retired employee of Financial First Federal Savings Bank and was a Charter Member of Faith Bible Chapel where she sang in the church choir and formerly taught children in Sunday School.
   She was born on June 2, 1938 in Greensboro, N.C. to the late Joel Clarence Hough and the late Alma Lee Snipes Hough. She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Martin Leon “Buck” Loy, Sr. of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Martin Leon” Marty” Loy, Jr. and Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Loy of Apex, N.C.; two grandsons, Brandon Martin Loy and Cameron Bennett Loy; and a brother and sister-in-law, Frank Hadley Hough and Sylvia Lea Hough of Greensboro, N.C.
   She was preceded in death by her parents and her two brothers, Joel Clarence Hough, Jr. and Elton Baxter Hough.
   The funeral will be conducted at 2:00 PM Saturday at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Mark Robertson. Interment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery in Elon.
   The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM this evening at Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.
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April 16, 2002
Mrs. Nellie Gray "Nell" Mann Snyder
   BURLINGTON — Mrs. Nellie Gray "Nell" Mann Snyder, 77, of 2714 W. Front St., D-3, died at 9:20 a.m. Monday, April 15, 2002, at Duke Medical Center after a critical illness of four days.
   A native of Burlington, she was the wife of Dr. Walstein Welch "Wally" Snyder, who survives, and the daughter of the late Coy M. Mann and Pearl Isley Mann. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and was a Mary Kay consultant. She was a member of Elon Community Church (United Church of Christ), and served as a deacon and president of the Women’s Fellowship (Elon Community Church, UCC). She had a life membership in the Women’s Fellowship of Southern Conference.
   Mrs. Snyder was a graduate of Burlington High School and attended Elon College. She was a member of the Board of Aldermen, Town of Elon College, for 20 years and served as treasurer and mayor pro-tem. She was a volunteer for 25 years with the Red Cross Blood Program, and the Elon University Alumni Association. She was very active in a supportive role during her husband’s 30-year tenure as chief executive officer of Elon Homes for Children, 1960 to 1990. She was a former president of Western High School PTA, a member of the Women’s Division of the Alamance County Chamber of Commerce (past president, Board of Directors), the Women’s Golf Association of the Alamance Country Club, and the Senior Couples InterCity Organization (SCOI golf association). Mrs. Snyder was an honorary member of the Alamance County Service League, and received the “Woman of the Year Award” presented by the Burlington Civitan Club in 1971, and received the Distinguished Service Award from Elon University.
   Survivors other than her husband of the home include three children, Mr. Wesley Snyder and wife, Donna, of Virginia Beach, Va.; Mrs. Elia Ann Snyder Moser and husband, Larry, of Burlington, and Ms. Rita Snyder of Greensboro; eight grandchildren, Mrs. Lori Snyder Aycock and husband, Trey, of Greensboro, Mr. Ryan Snyder of Washington, D.C., and Mr. Morgan Snyder and Mr. Andrew Snyder, both of Virginia Beach; Mrs. Emily Moser Johnson and husband, D.J., of Burlington; and Mr. Neil Moser and Mr. Evan Moser, both of Burlington, and Ms. Julie Kenney of Greensboro; four brothers, Mr. William P. “Bill” Mann and wife, Shirley, of Burlington, Mr. Clinton Mann of Burlington, and Mr. Gerald Mann and wife, Peggy, and Mr. Ferald Mann and wife, Betty, all of Graham; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Mann Miles of Burlington, Mrs. Sarah Mann Sizemore and husband, Bill, of Graham, and Mrs. Marie Bowlin and husband, Scottie, of High Point; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Charles (Peggie) Mann of Burlington; and many nieces and nephews, and also Barry and Becky Brasloff of Greensboro.
   She was preceded in death by a brother, Mr. Charles Mann.
   The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 18, 2002, at Elon Community Church by the Rev. Judy Westman, pastor, and the Rev. J.C. Dollar of Sewickley, Pa. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
   The family will be at the Rich & Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and at other times at the residence.
   Memorials may be made to the Elon Community Church, P.O. Box 625, Elon, N.C. 27244, or to Elon Homes for Children, P.O. Box 157, Elon, N.C. 27244.
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April 20, 2002
Rose Elizabeth Fischer Clark
    GREENSBORO — Rose Elizabeth Fischer Clark, 85, of 639 Scott Ave., died Friday, April 19, 2002, at Maryfield Nursing Home.
    She was born August 18, 1916 in New Jersey, the daughter of the late George Albert Fischer and Katherine Enderweiss Fischer. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, William Francis Clark. Mrs. Clark was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Burlington and was a 52-year resident of Elon College. She was an avid gardener, traveler and canasta player. She loved and was loved dearly by her family, extended family and friends.
    The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 22 at Hanes-Lineberry, 515 North Elm Street with burial to follow at Magnolia Cemetery in Elon College.
    Survivors include her daughter, Kathleen Rose Clark of Greensboro; son, William Clark Jr. and wife, Gail, of Atlanta; sisters, Anne Mueler of New Jersey and Laura Vasarkovy of San Antonio; grandchildren, John Carroll, Marc Mason and wife, Wendi, Kelly Rose Mason and husband, Michael Bergman; great-grandchildren, Cole Mason and Caitlin Watkins; and beloved family friend, Stephanie Bartis.
    The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. this evening, April 20, at the home, 369 Scott Ave.
    In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in the name of Rose Clark to Maryfield Nursing Home, 1315 Greensboro Road, High Point, N.C. 27260.
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May 28, 2002
Ricky Gray Coble Sr.
    ELON — Ricky Gray Coble, Sr. 41 of 2572 Park Road Ext. died Monday, May 27, 2002 at his home following a year of failing health.
    He was a native of Alamance County and son of the late Abe Gerald Coble and Betty “Becky” Clemmons Pritchett who survives.
    He was employed by County Garbage Service and was a member of Staley Memorial Baptist Church.
    The graveside service will be 3:30 PM Wednesday at Magnolia Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Bennie Smith.
    Survivors include his mother and stepfather Tommy L. Pritchett of Elon, sons; Lindsay Gerald Coble and Ricky Gray Coble, Jr. both of the home; stepson, Brian Whitt of Burlington; brother, Billy Dean Coble of Burlington; stepbrother, Robert L. Pritchett of Atlanta, GA; maternal grandmother, Wilmer Clemmons of Burlington and four step grandchildren.
    The family will receive friends 6-8 PM tonight at Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.
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July 7, 2002
Mr. Donald Gray Loyd
    ELON — Mr. Donald Gray Loyd, 66, of 405 Orange Drive, Elon, died at the Hospice Home at 12:30 PM, July 4, 2002, after a heroic three year battle with cancer. Born in Henderson, NC, he was the son of the late Fleming Louis Loyd and Viola Cash Loyd. He attended Massey Hill High School in Massey Hill, NC, where he was the valedictorian for the class of 1953.
    He graduated with honors from Campbell College in 1955 with an Associate’s Degree and with honors from North Carolina State University in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education and in 1959 with a Masters in Applied Mathematics. He was employed throughout his lifetime by Pratt and Whitney, Bell Laboratories, Western Electric, AT&T and retired from Lucent Technologies in March 1996 as a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Lucent’s highest technical classification. He was a member of the Wolfpack Club and an avid N. C. State fan.
    He was a proud grandfather and a devoted and loving husband and father. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Mrs. Edna G. Loyd of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Teri and Michael Phipps of Harvest, Alabama, and Tina and Rick Wiggins of Gibsonville, North Carolina; one brother, Mr. Larry A. Loyd, of Annapolis, Maryland; and three grandchildren, Zachary Allen Phipps of Harvest, Alabama, and Stanton Alexander Wiggins and Kendall Elizabeth Wiggins of Gibsonville, North Carolina. He was preceded in death by a brother, Fleming Louis Loyd, Jr., and a grandson, Andrew Gray Phipps.
    The family will receive friends at Lowe Funeral Home in Burlington, North Carolina, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM this evening, and at other times at the home at 405 Orange Drive in Elon, North Carolina.
    The funeral will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Sunday, July 7, 2002, at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by the Reverend Bob Stephenson. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery in Elon, North Carolina.
    Memorials may be made to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, P.O. Box 2122, Burlington, North Carolina 27216, or Father Walter Memorial Child Care Center, 2815 Forbes Drive, Montgomery, Alabama 36110.
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September 28, 2002
Amanda Denise Harker
   GIBSONVILLE — Amanda Denise Harker, 50, of 216 NC 100, died Wednesday September 25, 2002 at Moses Cone Hospital.
   She is the daughter of Wesley E. and Mary Harrison Cox and finace’ of Todd Overman.
   A native of Plymouth, NC and employed by Creative Cabinets, she was of the Baptist faith.
   Survivors include her fiance’ of the home and parents of Hampton, VA, son; Eric Ross Tarwater of Hampton, VA, brothers; Larry Cox of Aiea, HI and Wesley B. Cox of Kissimmee, FL.
   A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Magnolia Cemetery by the Rev. Don Overman. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory.
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November 14, 2002
Michael Brandon Bissette
   BURLINGTON — Michael Brandon Bissette, 22, of 1616 Haw River-Hopedale Road, died from injuries received in an automobile accident on Tuesday, November 12, 2002.
   Michael was a native of Pitt County, NC and the son of Michael Wayne Bissette and Rebecca Lynn Harper both surviving. He was employed as an assistant manager with ACME Foods. Michael loved the Truck Club and enjoyed auto mechanics.
   Survivors include his mother, Rebecca Lynn Harper of Greenville, NC; father and step mother, Michael Wayne Bissette and his wife, Sheila Ward Bissette of Burlington; fiancee’, Kimberly Champion of the home; sons, Michael Trey Bissette and Brandon Sage Bissette of the home; sister, Miss Jennifer Lynn Bissette of Winterville, NC and brother, Daniel Matthew Bissette of Greenville, NC; grandmothers, Mrs. Helen Joyce Bissette and Mrs. Nellie Williams Harper both of Greenville, NC; stepgrandmother and grandfather, Doris and Ronnie Ward of Burlington, NC; niece, Miss Lauren Ashley Black; uncles; Jerry R. Bissette, Johnny Ray Bissette, Kenneth Allen Bissette, Roger Wayne Bissette and Wayne Brantley; aunt, Elizabeth Ann Harris; great-aunt, Lois Brantley.
   Preceded in death by a brother, Jason Rudolph Bissette and grandfathers, Rudolph Bissette and Charles F. Harper.
   The funeral services will be held on Friday, November 15, 2002 at 2:00 PM at the Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Joe Grubbs of Semora Baptist Church. The burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Elon.
   The family will receive friends from 6-8PM on Thursday at the funeral home. Other times the family will be at the home of the father and stepmother, 3249 Huffines Drive, Burlington, NC.
   Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society of America, 2625 Cumberland Pkwy, Suite 205, Atlanta, GA 30339.
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December 12, 2002
Mr. Adrian Bert Doornheim
   BURLINGTON — Mr. Adrian Bert Doornheim, 89, of 2607 Saddle Club Road, died at 6:05 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, at Liberty Commons Nursing Center.
   A native of Paterson, N.J., he was the son of the late Bert Doornheim and Trina Tanis Doornheim. He was a retired drafting supervisor with Bell Labs with 45 years of service. He was a member of the First Reformed United Church of Christ, the Adult Choir, and was an Elder, Deacon, Trustee, and a Sunday school teacher for the Fesperman Bible Class.
   He was a graduate of Paterson Central High School, and a graduate of Newark College of Engineering. He was a past president of the Alamance Chorale, past president of the Club of Telephone Pioneers, and a volunteer for the American Red Cross, and Meals on Wheels. He was also a member of the Antique Automobile Club of America, and was a Wood Carver.
   Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Clarabelle Driesse Doornheim of the home; and a son, Mr. Donald Adrian Doornheim of Burlington.
   The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at First Reformed United Church of Christ by the Rev. Phillip Myers. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
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December 19, 2002
Mrs. Annie Mae Howard Hardie
   BURLINGTON — Mrs. Annie Mae Howard Hardie, 82, of 909 Chapel Hill Road, died at 8:20 p.m. Monday Dec. 16, 2002, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after several years of declining health.
   A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of Mr. George A. Hardie, who survives, and the daughter of the late Walter Franklin Howard and Rosa Richardson Howard. She was a homemaker and was of the Protestant faith.
   Survivors other than her husband of the home include two daughters, Mrs. Debra Hardie Felts and husband, Keith, of Jamestown and Mrs. Linda Hardie Perdue of Burlington; two sons, Mr. George Bobby Hardie and wife, Lisa, of Browns Summit and Mr. Danny C. Hardie and wife, Leslie, of Burlington; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
   She was preceded in death by Rose Elizabeth Fischer Clark
 
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January 14, 2003
Mr. Murlen O. Bustard
    BURLINGTON — Mr. Murlen O. Bustard, 93, formerly of Powerline Road, Elon, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, January 12, 2003 at the Edgewood Place, Burlington.
    A native of Omaha, NE, he was the son of the late John S. and Violet Trump Bustard. He was retired from Western Electric. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene where he had served as a deacon and trustee. He was married twice, first to the late Marion Campbell Bustard, and then to the late Sue McCauley Bustard. He is survived by a son, Eugene (Betty) Bustard of Greenville, S.C.; a stepdaughter, Sharon McCauley of Texas; three stepsons, Len (Nancy) McCauley of Greensboro, Steve (Anna) McCauley of Wilmington, and Keith (Marsha) McCauley of Florida; two grandchildren, Bryan Bustard and Regina Bustard; and four stepgrandchildren, Christina Mares, Samuel McCauley, Tara McCauley, and Christopher McCauley.
    Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, at the Rich & Thompson Chapel in Burlington, with Rev. Bobby Fann of Glen Raven Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be at Magnolia Cemetery in Elon. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday.
    Please omit flowers. Memorials may be made to the Ronald Reagan Research of the Alzheimer’s Association, 919 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL. 60611 or to the ALS Association, 27001 Agouro Road, Calabasas Hills, CA. 91301.
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January 25, 2003
Mr. Thomas H. "Tommy" Parker
   BURLINGTON — Mr. Thomas H. "Tommy" Parker, 61, of Liberty Commons, died at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. He had been disabled since an automobile accident in 1968.
   A native of Orange County, he was the husband of the late Sarah Elizabeth Fletcher Parker, and the son of the late Claude Hughes Parker and Christine Earle Bradsher Parker. He was formerly employed with Western Electric and was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church of Graham. He was a member of Pioneers of America and was active in many rest home ministries.
   Survivors include a sister, Sandy Parker Phillips and husband, Roger, of Burlington; two brothers, Douglas H. Parker and wife, Pat, of Burlington and Jimmy Parker and wife, Jeannie, of Mebane; and special friend, Carole Marsh of Burlington.
   The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Rich & Thompson Chapel in Burlington by the Rev. Norman Fargis. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
   The family will be at the Rich & Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday prior to the service.
   Memorials may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church, 515 N. Marshall St., Graham, N.C. 27253 or to a charity of choice.
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February 3, 2003
Mr. Carroll Deane Fortune
   BURLINGTON — Mr. Carroll Deane Fortune died at 5:20 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003 at Hospice Home after two weeks of critical illness.
   A native of Asheville, he was the husband of Mrs. Betty Hill Fortune, his loving wife of 31 years, and the son of Benjamin Franklin Fortune and Anna Owen Fortune, both deceased. He was a retired director of safety and security for Burlington Industries, Transportation Division. He was a member of Graham Wesleyan Church, where he formerly served on the Local Board Administration. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force, serving in WWII and the Korean Conflict. He was a member and past chairman of the American Trucking Association and former Vice-President of Motor Transportation of the National Safety Council. He was former chairman of the North Carolina Trucking Association Safety Management Council. During his lifetime he was honored with many awards including, National Safety Director of the Year of the American Trucking Associations, Inc., North Carolina Director of Safety of the Year of the North Carolina Trucking Association, Marcus A. Dow Award of the National Safety Council (Outstanding Director of Safety in the United States) and President’s Trophy of the American Trucking Associations, Inc.
   Survivors other than his wife of the home include a son, Mr. Morris Knupp and wife, Ann, of Asheville; three daughters, Mrs. Carol Harris and husband, Richard, of Atlanta, Ga., Mrs. Rebecca Schumacher and husband, Gerald, of Phoenix, Ariz. and Mrs. Dawn Weger and husband, Wesley, of Burlington; a mother-in-law, Mrs. Bonnie Hill of Bennett; a brother-in-law, Billy Hill of Kernersville; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
   The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Graham Wesleyan Church by the Rev. Wayne Byrd, pastor, and the Rev. Ken Culbertson of Easley, S.C. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
   The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington, other times at the residence. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service.
   Memorials may be made to Graham Wesleyan Church, 624 Providence Road, Graham, N.C. 27253.
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February 6, 2003
Lee Scott Greene
    ELON COLLEGE - Lee Scott Greene, 75, of 310 W. Lebanon Ave. died Feb. 5, 1993, at the Skilled Nursing Division of Memorial Hospital.
    Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Lowe Funeral Home. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
    A native of Haywood County, he was a retired mechanic with Frederickson Motor Lines, Associated Transport and Carolina Freightways. He was a member of Beverly Hills United Church of Christ and was a World War II Army veteran.
    Surviving are wife, Dorothy Lynch Greene; daughters, Gayle Moore of Richmond, Va., Vickie Marshall of Philadelphia, Dottie Inge of Gibsonville; sisters, Faye Greene of Clyde, Evelyn Morrison and Doris Holt, both of Powhatan, Va., Maggie Cole of Richmond, Va.; brother, Ralph Greene of Powhatan, Va.
    The family will be at the funeral home 6-8 tonight.
    Contributions may be made to Beverly Hills United Church of Christ, 15 N. Church St., Burlington, N.C. 27217.
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February 11, 2003
James Truman Underhill
    ELON COLLEGE - James Truman Underhill, 79, of 401 S. Williamson Ave. died Feb. 10, 1993, at Alamance Memorial Hospital.
    Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Elon College Community Church, of which he was a member. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
    A native of Media, Pa., he was retired from Western Electric, was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, was treasurer and member of the Elon Exchange Club, a member of Veterans of Foreign War and the American Legion of Bergen County, N.J., and was a Deacon and Trustee at his church.
    Surviving are wife, Mrs. Marion Vilsoet Underhill; sons, William G. Underhill of Washington, John E. Underhill of Potomac, Md., sister, Mrs. Sarah Underhill Nafe of Vancouver, British Columbia; two grandchildren.
    The family will be at Rich & Thompson Funeral Home, Burlington, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday.
    Contributions may be made to Elon College Community Church, 204 N. Williamson Ave., Elon College, N.C. 27244 or to the Boy Scouts of America, P.O. Box 620, Burlington, N.C. 27216.
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February 15, 2003 
Mr. Richard W. Gunn
    BURLINGTON — Mr. Richard W. Gunn, 74, of 2714-A4, W. Front St., Saddle Club Condos, died at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.
    A native of Rockingham County, he was the husband of Mrs. Jean Scott Gunn, who survives, and the son of the late Joseph Oliver Gunn and Gertrude Chandler Gunn. He was co-owner of Gunn and Associates Real Estate and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Burlington. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. He was past president and a long-standing member of the Burlington Alamance County Association of Realtors. He was a member of the Alamance Country Club and received a certificate of appreciation in 1999 from the Lutheran Retirement Ministries for his many hours of dedicated service to Twin Lakes Center.
    Survivors other than his wife of the home include a son, Mr. Richard W. “Rick” Gunn Jr. and wife, Gayle Calder Gunn, of Burlington; a daughter, Mrs. Lisa Gunn Beasley and husband, Lyle Beasley, of Nashville, Tenn.; a brother, Mr. James Gunn of McLeansville; and four grandchildren, Scott Gunn, Daniel Gunn, Chandler Beasley, and Will Beasley.
    The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church of Burlington by Dr. Ronald Shive, the Rev. Genie Martin, and Dr. Clyde Christmas. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
    The family will be at the Rich & Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 5 to 7 this evening, and at other times at the residence.
   Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 508 W. Davis St., Burlington, N.C. 27215 or to Loaves and Fishes, 346 W. Front St. Burlington, N.C. 27215
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February 15, 2003
Mrs. Mary Louise Boyd
    ELON — Mrs. Mary Louise Boyd, 67, of 110 S. Holt St., died Friday, Feb. 14, 2003, at Alamance Regional Medical Center.
    A native of Guilford County, she was the wife of Mr. Walter Yates Boyd, who survives, and the daughter of the late E. B. Huffine and Stella Cox Huffine. She was a member of Elon College Community United Church of Christ and was a former member of the Board of Deacons.
    Survivors other than her husband of the home include a daughter, Mrs. Nancy Boyd Martin and husband, Kirk, of Burlington; a son, Mr. Walter Yates “Buddy” Boyd Jr. of Gaithersburg, Md.; and two grandchildren, Hope Martin and Jeff Martin.
    The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, 2003 at Elon College Community United Church of Christ. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
    The family will be at the Rich & Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
    Memorials may be made to the L. I. Cox Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Elon College, 2600 Campus Box, Elon, N.C. 27244; Elon Community Church, P.O. Box 625, Elon, N.C. 27244 or to the Walter Y. Boyd and Mary Louise Boyd Scholarship Fund, Ferrum College, P.O. Box 1000, Ferrum, Va. 24088.
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February 17, 2003
Mrs. Mary Louise Boyd
    ELON — The funeral for Mrs. Mary Louise Boyd has been rescheduled until Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Elon College Community United Church of Christ. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
    The family will be at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday.
    Rich & Thompson Funeral Home and Mortuary in Burlington is in charge of arrangements.
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February 19, 2003
Mr. Robert Edgar Long
    BURLINGTON — Mr. Robert Edgar Long, 86, of 2907 North Fairway Drive, Burlington, North Carolina, died on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003 at 11:03 a.m.
    A native of Roxboro, North Carolina, he was the husband of Mary Helen Wilson Long, formerly of Raleigh, who survives, and the son of James Anderson Long and Anne Elizabeth Bickford Long, both deceased. He graduated from Andover Academy and Yale University. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he was a member of its Lincoln’s Inn Society.
    He practiced law in Roxboro for two years before entering the Army where he served for three years in the Asiatic Theater during World War II. Returning to North Carolina he resumed the practice of law in Roxboro, where he was Mayor from 1947 to 1951. He then served as Administrative Assistant to United States Senator Willis Smith in Washington, D.C., thereafter serving as an Assistant United States Attorney in Raleigh.
    He came to Burlington to practice law in 1952 and was a member of the American Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina State Bar, and the Bar of Judicial District 15A, and he served as President of the Alamance County Bar.
    He was an Officer and Director of Aeroglide Corporation of Raleigh and several affiliated companies. He was President of the Burlington Rotary Club, being named as a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow. He was a founding Director and Treasurer of the Burlington Day School, a member of the Board of May Memorial Library, and a Deacon of the First Presbyterian Church of Burlington.
    A gifted musician, he was organist for the First Presbyterian Church prior to its move to its present location, where he played for the dedication of the new sanctuary. He was regular pianist of the Burlington Rotary Club and an occasional pianist for the Alamance Jazz Band.
    Survivors other than his wife of the home, include a son, Robert Edgar Long, Jr. of Greensboro, and two daughters, Margaret Long MaCauley of Wilton, Connecticut, and Elizabeth Lee Long of Raleigh, five grandchildren, and a brother, Donald Scott Long of Raleigh.
    A service of worship and thanksgiving for the life of Robert Edgar Long will be led by the Reverend Ronald L. Shive, with special music by and under the direction of Robert Burns King at the First Presbyterian Church of Burlington at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 20, 2003. Interment following the service will be in Magnolia Cemetery in Elon, North Carolina.
    Memorials may be made to the Music Fund of the First Presbyterian Church, 508 West Davis Street, Burlington, North Carolina 27215.
    Rich & Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service in Burlington is in charge of arrangements.
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Greensboro News & Record (NC)
February 19, 2003
Robert Edgar Long
   BURLINGTON Mr. Robert Edgar Long, 86, of 2907 North Fairway Drive, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003.
   A service of worship and thanksgiving for the life of Robert Edgar Long will be lead by the Rev. Ronald L. Shive, with special music by and under the direction of Robert Burns King at the First Presbyterian Church of Burlington at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003. Interment following the service will be in Magnolia Cemetery in Elon.
   A native of Roxboro, he was the husband of Mary Helen Wilson Long, formerly of Raleigh, who survives and the son of James Anderson Long and Anne Elizabeth Bickford Long, both deceased. He graduated from Andover Academy and Yale University. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he was a member of its Lincolns Inn Society.
   He practiced law in Roxboro for two years before entering the Army where he served for three years in the Asiatic Theater during World War II. Returning to North Carolina he resumed the practice of law in Roxboro, where he was Mayor from 1947 to 1951. He then served as Administrative Assistant to United States Senator Willis Smith in Washington, D.C., thereafter serving as an Assistant United States Attorney in Raleigh.
   He came to Burlington to practice law in 1952 and was a member of the American Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina State Bar and the Bar of Judicial District 15A, and he served as President of the Alamance County Bar.
   He was an Officer and Director of Aeroglide Corporation of Raleigh and several affiliated companies. He was President of the Burlington Rotary Club, being named as a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow. He was a founding Director and Treasurer of the Burlington Day School, a member of the Board of May Memorial Library and a Deacon of the First Presbyterian Church of Burlington.
   A gifted musician, he was organist for the First Presbyterian Church prior to its move to its present location, where he played for the dedication of the new sanctuary. He was regular pianist of the Burlington Rotary Club and an occasional pianist for the Alamance Jazz Band.
   Survivors other than his wife of the home, include a son, Robert Edgar Long, Jr. of Greensboro; and two daughters, Margaret Long MaCauley of Wilton, Conn. and Elizabeth Lee Long of Raleigh; five grandchildren; and a brother, Donald Scott Long of Raleigh.
   Memorials may be made to the Music Fund of the First Presbyterian Church, 508 West Davis Street, Burlington, N.C. 27215.
   Rich &Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service in Burlington is in charge of arrangements.
Greensboro News & Record (NC)
March 25, 2003
Joseph Eugene Powell
   BURLINGTON Mr. Joseph Eugene Powell, 53, of 106 Old Alton Drive, Denton, Texas, died Monday morning, March 24, 2003, at Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington,N.C., after a critical illness of four weeks.
   A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at Magnolia Cemetery in Elon by the Rev. Dr. Sidney Huggins of Front Street United Methodist Church.
   He was a native of Alamance County, born on Jan. 23, 1950, son of Dr. Thomas Edward Powell, Jr., deceased and Mrs. Annabell Council Powell of Burlington.
   Joe Powell was born in Burlington, went through the local public school system graduating from Williams High School. Joe graduated from Gardner Webb College with a Bachelor of Science in 1972.
   After college, Joe Powell began working at Carolina Biological Supply Company in 1971. He worked in various positions in the company before taking over as President of Waubun Laboratories in Schriever, La., a position he held until 1979.
   After leaving the family business, Joe became a commercial pilot and pursued his interest in horse ranching and breeding.
   Joe moved his horse ranching business to the Denton, Texas area in the mid 1980s and specialized in Appaloosa show horses. He was a prominent member of the Appaloosa Horse Club, Inc. and the American Quarter Horse Association.
   He is survived by his daughter, Shahla Marie Powell, currently attended college at Michigan State University. Other survivors include his mother, Mrs. Annabell C. Powell; five brothers, Dr. Samuel C. Powell, William C. Powell, Dr. James B. Powell, Dr. John S. Powell and Dr. Thomas E. Powell, IV, all of Burlington; sisters, Dr. Annabelle C. Powell of Burlington and Mrs. Sophia P. Wolfe of Odenton, Md.
   The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at Rich & Thompson Mortuary in Burlington and at other times at the home of his mother, Mrs. Annabell C. Powell on York Road.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Front Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 2597, Burlington, N.C. 27216-2597 or to the Brain Tumor Center, Duke University Medical Center, P.O. Box 3624, Durham, N.C. 27710.
The Burlington Time-News
Sunday June 22, 2003
John E. "Jack" Harrison
    ELON - Mr. John E. "Jack" Harrison, 79, of 611 S. Williamson Ave., died at 7:50 p.m. Friday, June 20, 2003 at Danville Regional Medical Center after several years of declining health.
    Born in Hackett, Ark., he was the son of the late Charles W. Harrison and Hattie Mae Jones Harrison, and the husband of Nina Gattis Harrison, of the home. He was a retired senior engineer of AT&T, and served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the Philippines, and also during the Korean War. Jack had a passion for golf; he loved playing and teaching the game to his family and friends.
    Survivors, other than his wife, are three daughters, Trish Harrison of Palm Beach Shores, Fla. and Andros Island, Bahamas; Brenda H. Lowe and husband Donnie of Elon; and Donna Zeb of Stuart, Fla; a son, Steven C. Harrison Sr., of Gibsonville; sisters Jean Spahn of Springdale, Ark. and Betty Barclay of Fort Smith, Ark.; and five grandchildren, Erin Zeb, Darrell Zeb, Steve C. Harrison Jr., Ryan Harrison, and Holli Harrison.
    He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Leonard Harrison.
    The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington by the Rev. Mark Mofield. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
    The family will receive family and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington, and at other times at the residence.
    Memorials may be made to Duke University, Office of Gift Records - Attn.: Bryan Alzheimer's Disease Research, 614 Chapel Drive Annex, Box 90581, Durham, N.C. 27708-0581 and/or Western Carolina Chapter of Alzheimer's Association, 3800 Shamrock Drive #999, Charlotte, N.C. 28215-3220.
    The family wishes to express their gratitude to Tara, Sheila, Zelda, Kathy, Brenda, and the remaining staff of the Brian Center in Yanceyville.
Greensboro News & Record (NC)
October 13, 2003
Gretchen Saul
   BURLINGTON Gretchen Nichole "Nikki" Carter Saul, 27 of 204 Oak Drive, N. Myrtle Beach, S.C. died on Friday, Oct. 10, 2003, resulting from injuries in an automobile accident.
   The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, at the Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by Larry Redding, the burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery.
   She was a native of Alamance County and the daughter of Barry Eugene Carter and Dari Thompson Hyder both surviving.
   Nikki attended Graham Middle School and later graduated from N. Myrtle Beach High School. She was a member of Glen Hope Baptist Church in Burlington. She was also active in the PTA at N. Myrtle Beach Primary School.
   Survivors include her children, McKenzie Elizabeth Saul and Logan Rainey Saul of the home; her father, Barry Eugene Carter of Burlington; her mother, Dari Thompson Hyder of N. Myrtle Beach, S.C.; brothers, Peter Eugene Carter of N. Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Lance Corporal Lucas Wayne Carter with the US Marine Corps in Jacksonville, N.C.; sister, Andrea Blair Carter of Boone; maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Anne Thompson of N. Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and paternal grandfather and step grandmother, Clarence and Judy Jefferson Carter of Burlington.
   She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Donald R. Thompson and paternal grandmother, Nira Wickham Carter.
   The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home and at other times at the home of her aunt, Deborah Coble, 2017 Downing Court, Burlington.
   Memorials may be made a Scholarship Fund for McKenzie and Logan Saul, c / o Dari Hyder, P. O. Box 110, N. Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597.
Greensboro News & Record (NC)
October 29, 2003
Ruby Barrow Brammer
   BURLINGTON Mrs. Ruby Barrow Brammer, 89, of 1342 Burlingate Place, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, at 1:11 p.m., at Alamance Regional Medical Center, after several months declining health, two days critical.
   The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rich & Thompson Chapel, Burlington, with Dr. E. Eugene Hunsinger officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
   She was born in Guilford County, daughter of the late Henry David Barrow Sr. and the late Agnes Cain Barrow Walker.
   She was retired from Carolina Biological Supply Co. and was a member of Grove Park Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher for the Seekers Class.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Herbert Brammer; son-in-law, Carey H. Phillips; brothers and sister, Elbert Justin Barrow, Henry David Barrow Jr., Robert William Walker, Margaret Walker Stephens, Joseph Burton "J.B." Walker.
   She is survived by daughters, Mrs. Rachel B. Phillips of Elon, Mrs. Janet B. Durham and husband Harold of Burlington, and Mrs. Claudia B. Gregory and husband William H. of Greensboro; brother, Mr. James Samuel Walker of Kernersville; five grandchildren, R. Keith Phillips, Angela P. Bowling, Emily D. Eubanks, Anita G. Sowder and Bill Gregory; five great-grandchildren.
   The family will be at the Rich & Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. At other times, they will be at the residence of a daughter, Janet B. Durham, 4127 Williams Mill Road, Burlington.
Greensboro News & Record (NC)
November 20, 2003
Margaret "Joan" Thompson
   McLEANSVILLE Margaret "Joan" Thompson, 70, of 600 Cabaret Road, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003, at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro.
   The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, 5120 Burlington Road, McLeansville, of which she was a member, with the Rev. Jim Allred and the Rev. Jim Auman officiating. Burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery in Elon.
   She was born Aug. 20, 1933, in Alamance County to the late Harvey Linens and Blondzie Hancock Linens. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Thompson was preceded in death by three sisters, Leta Boswell, Blanche Stout and Lenoira Bennett; and three brothers, Carse Linens, James Linens and Ken Linens.
   She is survived by her husband, Kenneth "Bud" Thompson, with whom she celebrated 50 years of marriage with this past July 26; two daughters, Karen Thompson and Pam Dutton and her husband, Ray Dutton, all of Dacula, Ga.; two grandchildren, Justin and Christina Dutton; two sisters, Betty Durham and Martha Minor, both of Greensboro.
   The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Forbis & Dick Funeral Service, 1118 N. Elm St., Greensboro, and other times at the residence.
   Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4 Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, NC 27407; or to the American Diabetes Assn., P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720, Attn: Memorials.
Greensboro News & Record (NC)
December 19, 2004
Sondra Williams Carter
    BURLINGTON Sondra Williams Carter, 61, of 2202-B Huntington Road, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004 at Alamance Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Magnolia Cemetery.
    Ms. Carter was born in Rockingham County to the late Hunt and Annie Williams. She was the retail manager with Kitchen Collections at BMOC and was of the Christian faith.
    Survivors include daughters, Mandy Frissell and husband, Jim, and Jerri A. Carter all of Burlington; and her beloved grandchildren, Lindsey, Leslie and Jim Frissell. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Winfred Hunt Williams.
    Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Alamance County, 711 Hermitage Road, Burlington, NC 27215.
    Condolences may be sent to the family at lowefh@bellsouth.net
The Burlington Times-News
June 18, 2005
Kenneth James Whitt
    ELON — Kenneth James Whitt, 94, formerly of West College Avenue, Elon, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 16, 2005, at the Hospice Home. He was a native of Guilford County and the husband for 72 years of Brona Sue Bradshaw Whitt, who survives.
    Kenneth retired from Burlington Industries after 44 years of service. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elon, where he served as a former deacon and Sunday school teacher for the Junior Boys class. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather. Survivors include his wife, Brona Sue Bradshaw Whitt of the home; daughter, Lois Ann Clapp of Elon; sons and daughters-in-law, Clarence M. Whitt and his wife, Shelia, of Elon, Garland E. Whitt and his wife, Joyce, of Burlington, James "Gene" Whitt and his wife, Nancy, of Elon and Ervin L. Whitt and his wife, Sandra, of Elon; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren; brother, Silas Whitt of Elon. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward E. and Ola Lowe Whitt; sister, Espia Wood; brothers, Osbin and Syrus Whitt; sister-in-law, Nellie Whitt.
    The funeral service will be held on Sunday, June 19, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Elon by the Rev. Mark Mofield, and the Rev. W. T. Cockman. Burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery  in Elon. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 this evening at Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory, and at other times at the home of his son, Gene Whitt, 1777 Robinhood Drive, Burlington N.C.
    We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the wonderful people at the Hospice Home for their care and concern to our father and our family. God Bless you!
    Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, N.C. 27215.
    Condolences may be sent to the family at lowefh@bellsouth.net
The Burlington Times-News
June 23, 2005
Attorney leaves behind a legacy
By Brandee Hayhurst Times-News
B.F. "Bill" Wood
    Attorney B.F. "Bill" Wood died Tuesday night after a long battle with cancer, leaving behind a legacy of more than 50 years of legal work.
    Most everyone grew to know Wood’s face around Graham in that time, friends said.
    His exact words were, ‘I’m going to make them carry me out of here,’ and he very nearly did," said his secretary and paralegal of 29 years, Grace Black. "He had a lot of people depend on him. He was a fantastic lawyer."
    Black said Wood, 79, had many "loyal, longtime clients" when she closed his office about two months ago. She said it was a pleasure to work for Wood, who had a sense of humor and an ability to take life one day at a time.
    Former special superior court judge and retired attorney Jim Latham shared a practice with Wood until 2001. He remembered his former partner as skilled in the art of general practice.
     "He could try a criminal case or a civil case one after the other and do an excellent job in both of them," Latham said. "He was firm, he was fair and he took a personal interest in his clients."
     Latham said the legal work of his good friend, the "bestknown lawyer in the county," helped change the law in North Carolina. Thanks to a case the practice took on and won, wives receive damages in civil court for an injured spouse just like husbands do, he said.
    Wood’s son, Bill Wood of Greenville, said his father appeared in many state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He remembered his father helping people from "all walks of life," which sometimes could be controversial.
    In the 1960s, some in the community grumbled when his father won an acquittal for a black man in a rape case, he said.
    Wood, a native of southern Alamance County, also was known as an ace gin rummy player, an excellent golfer, a former Graham city councilman and a Sunday school teacher for Front Street United Methodist Church.
    During his summer breaks in law school, Wood played as an infielder in the Chicago Cubs farm system. He coached Little League later in life.
    "He was a big, athletic, strong man," said Mary Wood, his wife of 17 years.
    Bill Wood served in the Air Force as a radio and gunnery operator during World War II. In 1952, he received a law degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and opened a practice in Graham soon after.
    Wood is also survived by two daughters, three step-daughters, 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
    Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Rich & Thompson Mortuary.
    The funeral will be at 12 p.m. Friday at Front Street United Methodist Church. The interment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery  in Elon.
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The Burlington Times-News
June 23, 2005
B.F. "Bill" Wood
   BURLINGTON — Mr. B.F. "Bill" Wood, 79, of 2821 Forestdale Drive, Burlington, died Tuesday, June 21, 2005, after a long battle with cancer.
   Growing up in southern Alamance County on Boy Wood Road, he was the youngest son of V. T. Wood and Ella Coble Wood, both deceased.
   He was educated at local schools and was an outstanding athlete. After undergraduate work at N.C. State, Mr. Wood joined the U.S. Air Force and served as radio and gunnery operator on B-17’s and B-29’s during World War II. Following the war in 1947, he transferred to UNC at Chapel Hill to continue his education and to return to civilian life.
   That same year Wood signed a contract to play professional baseball as an infielder with the Chicago Cubs farm system. He would play professional baseball in the summer and go to school in the winter.
   Upon completion of a Law Degree from UNC Chapel Hill, he entered the practice of law in 1952 in Graham and Burlington. Establishing a statewide reputation as an outstanding trial lawyer, Mr. Wood appeared in all the State and Federal Courts, including the United States Supreme Court.
   A longtime member of Front Street United Methodist Church, he taught Sunday school and was an honorary member of the Administrative Board. In his earlier years, he was also a lay speaker for small, rural Methodist churches in the area. He was a former member of the Graham City Council and Rotary International, coached Little League baseball and was a member of the Elks Club and Alamance Country Club.
   He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers; and one sister. Mr. Wood is survived by his wife, Mary Brown Wood of the home; three children, Elizabeth Carson (Al) of Durham, William M. Wood (Becky) of Greenville, N.C., and Mary Hayes Donnell (Robert) of Burlington; three stepchildren, Stephanie Huffstetler (Sam), Janet Foster (Bo), and Kathryn Thompson, all of Burlington; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
   The funeral will be conducted at 12 noon, Friday, June 24, 2005 at Front Street United Methodist Church in Burlington, N.C. by Dr. H. Sidney Huggins III, and Dr. G. Robert McKenzie Jr. Interment will follow the service at Magnolia Cemetery , Elon, N.C.
   Visitation will be at Rich & Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, 2005, and at other times, the family will be at home at 2821 Forestdale Drive in Burlington.
   Memorials may be made to Front Street United Methodist Church, 136 South Fisher St., Burlington, N.C. 27215, to the American Cancer Society, 4-A Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, N.C. 27407 and to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, N.C. 27215.
   Condolences may be sent to the family at info@richandthompson.com
The Burlington Times-News
June 23, 2005
William G. "Bill" Miles
   BURLINGTON — William G. "Bill" Miles, age 71, of 1111 Alden St., passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at the Hospice Home.
   A native of Caswell County, he was husband of the late Betty Newnam Miles, and son of the late Ruth Ethel King and James Wilson Miles.
   Mr. Miles was the retired owner of Miles Pest Control and later worked for S.S.I as a security guard at Culp Finishing. He was a member of Shallowford Squares and a charter member of Cactus Squares.
   Survivors include a daughter, Debra M. Ackard and husband, Dean, of Port Matilda, Pa.; sons, James E. "Gene" Miles and wife, Donna, of Elon and Randy L. Miles and wife, Tammy, of Elon; grandchildren, Amanda Miles, Dana Ackard and Landon Miles; and a special brother-in-law, Coy Horton. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and sister, Erline Horton.
   Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 24, 2005 from the Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Danny Miles. Interment will follow in Magnolia Cemetery . Mr. Miles will remain at Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory through the funeral service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 this evening, and at other times at the home of Randy and Tammy Miles, 3348 Stoney Creek Church Road, Elon.
   Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, N.C. 27215.
The Burlington Times-News
July 10, 2005
Mr. Olav Stousland
   BURLINGTON — Mr. Olav Stousland, 76, of 318 Shadowbrook Dr., died Saturday, July 9, 2005, at 7:30 a.m. at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, following one week of critical illness.
   A native of Stavangar, Norway, he was the husband of Edith Sykes Williamson Stousland and son of the late Nils Stousland and Theodora Asmunden Stousland. Mr. Stousland was a textile engineer for Burlington Industries. He was a member of Macedonia Lutheran Church, the church choir, former president and former member of the Church Council and a former Sunday School Teacher. He was a member of the Burlington Rotary Club and active with their Reading Is Fundamental Program. Mr. Stousland served in the Norwegian Army.
   Surviving are his wife. Mrs. Edith Sykes Williamson Stousland, of the home; two adopted sons, Mr. James Thomas Williamson and wife Susan Self Williamson of Raleigh and Mr. Neil Sykes Williamson and wife Doris Page Williamson of Burlington; two grandsons, Justin and Ross Williamson; and a brother, Mr. Arne Stousland of Norway.
   Services will be held Monday, July 11 at 11 a.m. at Macedonia Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Craven Ford officiating. Burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery  in Elon.
   The family will receive friends at the Rich & Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 6-8 this evening and at other times at the residence.
   Memorials may be made to Macedonia Lutheran Church Organ Fund or the Needle Point Cushion Fund, 421 W. Front St., Burlington, NC 27215.
   Condolences may be sent to the family at info@richandthompson.com.
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Greensboro News & Record (NC)
July 10, 2005
Olav Stousland
   BURLINGTON- Mr. Olav Stousland, 76, of 318 Shadowbrook Drive, died Saturday, July 9, 2005, at 7:30 a.m. at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro following a week-long critical illness.
   A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at Macedonia Lutheran Church with the Rev. Craven Ford officiating. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Elon. A native of Stavangar, Norway, he was the husband of Edith Sykes Williamson Stousland and son of the late Nils Stousland and Theodora Asmunden Stousland. Mr. Stousland was a textile engineer for Burlington Industries. He was a member of Macedonia Lutheran Church, the church choir, former president and former member of the Church Council and a former Sunday School teacher. He was a member of the Burlington Rotary Club and active with their Reading Is Fundamental Program. Mr. Stousland served in the Norwegian Army.
   Surviving are his wife Mrs. Edith Sykes Williamson Stousland of the home; two adopted sons, Mr. James Thomas Williamson and wife Susan Self Williamson of Raleigh and Mr. Neil Sykes Williamson and wife Doris Page Williamson of Burlington; two grandsons, Justin and Ross Williamson; and a brother, Mr. Arne Stousland of Norway.
   The family will receive friends at Rich & Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening and other times at the residence.
   Memorials may be made to Macedonia Lutheran Church Organ Fund or the Needle Point Cushion Fund, 421 W. Front St., Burlington, NC 27125.
   Condolences may be sent to the family at info@richandthompson.com
The Burlington Times-News
July 31, 2005
Violet Childress Colwell
   KNIGHTDALE — Violet Childress Colwell, 82, of 504 Fourth Avenue, died Saturday, July 30, 2005, at Wake Medical Center. Violet was born July 20, 1923, in Danville, Virginia to the late William Childress and Della Key Childress. Violet was preceded in death by her husband, Woodson Samuel Colwell on February 28, 1972.
   Survivors include her son, Richard L. Colwell and wife, Melissa of Lewisville; her daughter, Judy C. Biggerstaff and husband, Frank of Knightdale; six grandchildren, Todd Biggerstaff, Wendy Nipper and husband Tommy, Valarie Ragan and husband Andy, Adam Colwell, Cole Colwell and Harmony Frye-Colwell; three great-grandchildren, Bailey Nipper, Olivia Ragan and Isabelle Ragan; two adopted grandchildren, Jerry Ray and Melissa Reaves; a sister, Katie C. Willoughby of Elon; two nieces, Karen Satterfield and Kennie Lou Frankle; and great-niece and nephews, Jill Clapp, Matthew Satterfield and William Frankle.
   A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 2, 2005 at Knightdale Baptist Church.
   A graveside Service will be held at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 2, 2005 at Magnolia Cemetery , Elon
   The family will receive relatives and friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, August 1, 2005 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service & Crematory, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, N.C. 27545 and other times at the home of Judy and Frank Biggerstaff, 504 Fourth Avenue, Knightdale, N.C. 27545.
   Condolences to the family may be made at www.poolefuneral.com under Obituaries.
The Burlington Times-News
August 2, 2005
Harvey Montgomery
   BURLINGTON — Mr. Harvey Montgomery, 79, of 3227 Renwick Drive, Elk Grove, California, died at Kaiser Hospital on Thursday, July 28, 2005 at 11:15 a.m. following five days critical illness.
   A native of Canton, Texas, he was the husband of the late Dorothy Dean May Montgomery, and the son of John Montgomery and Fannie Rogers Montgomery, both deceased. He was a commercial heating and air technician and plumber. He was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elon, where he was a deacon and in charge of maintenance for the church for about 10 years. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Pipefitters Union in Greensboro. In the 1970s, he was on the Board of Aldermen for the Town of Elon College, and served as a plumbing inspector. He loved fishing and was a Dodger’s baseball fan.
   Survivors include a daughter, Lori Montgomery Gray and her husband, Rocky Gray, deceased of Burlington; one son, Mr. Harvey Ray Montgomery Jr. and wife, Peggy, of Sacramento, Calif.; two granddaughters, Somer Deane Gray of Burlington and Dena Jenelle Montgomery Wynant and husband, Donald, of Sacramento; two grandsons, Beau Montgomery Gray of Burlington and Michael Franklin Ray Montgomery of Sacramento; one greatgrandson, Dylan Ray Montgomery of Sacramento; two sisters, Doris M. Asp of Austin, Texas and Juanita Tant of Eustace, Texas; and three brothers, Leonard Montgomery of Austin, Bill Montgomery of Garland, Texas, and Lloyd Montgomery of Canton, Texas.
   The funeral will be conducted at the First Baptist Church of Elon on Thursday, August 4, 2005 at 4 p.m. by the Rev. Mark Mofield. Burial will follow in Magnolia 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 Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m., and at other times they will be at the residence of the daughter, Mrs. Lori Gray, 1506 Otway St., Burlington, N.C.
   Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, Triad Region, P.O. Box 30247, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27130.
   Condolences may be sent to the family at info@richandthompson.com.
The Burlington Times-News
August 4, 2005
Walter Levi Byerly Sr.
   ELON — Walter Levi Byerly Sr., age 83, of 2544 Bridgeview Road, died Tuesday, August 2, 2005, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after six months of declining health. A native of Davidson County, he was the son of the late John Roby Byerly Sr. and Rachel Elizabeth Hunt Byerly. He was of the Baptist faith, a veteran of World War II, and a retired employee of the N.C. State Highway Commission.
   Surviving are his wife Edith Gilbert Byerly of the home; daughters, Peggy Jean Mansfield and Betty Sue Byerly, both of Elon, N.C., Kathy Sue Byerly of Graham, N.C., Debbie Byerly Burnette of Sandston, Va.; sons, Walter Levi Byerly Jr., Jerry Lee Byerly, and Joseph Edward Byerly, all of Elon, N.C.; six grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; seven great-stepgrandchildren; sisters, Mamie Lou Summers of Gibsonville, N.C., Hazel Smith of Haw River, N.C.; two brothers, Robert Byerly and Roby Byerly of McLeansville, N.C.
   He was preceded in death by a sister, Ethel Dorsett; and brothers, Bassett J. Byerly, Roy Byerly and Herbert Byerly.
   A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 5, 2005, at Magnolia Cemetery  by the Rev. David Satterfield. The family will receive friends at Lowe Funeral Home from 6 to 8 this evening, and at other times at the home. Memorials may be made to: ARC of Alamance County, P.O. Box 1275, Burlington, N.C. 27216 or Ralph Scott Life Services, 408 W. Trade St., Burlington, N.C. 27217.
   Condolences may be sent to the family at lowefh@bellsouth.net.
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September 11, 2005
Thomas L. Smith
   ELON — Thomas L. Smith, 90, of 113 W. Trollinger Ave., died Friday, Sept. 9, 2005 at Twin Lakes.
   A native of Alamance County, Mr. Smith was the son of the late Walter Lafayette Smith and the late Lettie Amelia Foust Smith. As a youth, Mr. Smith enjoyed scouting and was an Eagle Scout. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army Air Corps. He worked for Carolina Biological Supply Company for over 40 years and was an active member of Elon Community Church, where he served as Chairman of Deacons. Mr. Smith was a former mayor of the town of Elon, where he served for six years. He also served on the Board of Aldermen for two years and was a Judge of the Recorder’s Court for six years.
   Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Gladys Vestal Smith, of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Lila Smith Nichols and husband David of Estero, Fla., and Mrs. Sherleen Smith Corne and husband John of Raleigh; two grandchildren, Catherine A. Bruce and husband Alistair of Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. and Kenneth D. Nichols, III of Columbia, Mo.; and a greatgrandchild, Thomas David Bruce of Chestnut Ridge, N.Y.
   A funeral service will be held Monday, Sept. 12, 2005 at 2 p.m. in the Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington. Officiating will be the Rev. Daniel Kuhn. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery .
   The family will receive friends at the Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington today, September 11, 2005, from 3 until 5 p.m.
   Memorials may be made to the Elon Community Church, 271 N. Williamson Ave., Elon, N.C. 27244.
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October 4, 2005
Marcia Smith
   ELON — Mrs. Marcia Smith Collora, 49, of Elon, died suddenly at Alamance Regional Medical Center on Sunday, October 2, 2005.
   A native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, she was the wife of Kevin King, and the daughter of Robert C. Smith who survives and the daughter of the late Lorraine Smith.
   In addition to the husband and father, survivors include two daughters, Ms. Leslie Thompson of Gibsonville and Ms. Erica Collora of the home; two sons, Mr. Carl Hawkins and wife, Amanda, of Burlington and Mr. Nicholas Collora of the home; one sister, Miss Cathie Smith of Gibsonville; three brothers, Mr. William Smith of Virginia, Mr. Richard Smith of Carolina Beach, N.C., and Mr. John Smith of Deltona, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Trey Holyfield, Carson Holyfield, Brendan Thompson, and Julia Thompson.
   The funeral will be conducted at the Rich & Thompson Chapel in Burlington on Wednesday, October 5, 2005 at 1 p.m. by Pastor Chris Nelson. Burial will follow the service in Magnolia Cemetery , Elon, N.C.
   The family will receive friends at the Rich & Thompson Mortuary in Burlington today, October 4, 2005, from 6 to 8 p.m., and at other times they will be at 716 South Williamson Ave., Elon, N.C.
   Condolences may be sent to the family at info@richandthompson.com.
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October 17, 2005
Mrs. Edith Sykes Williamson Stousland
   BURLINGTON — Mrs. Edith Sykes Williamson Stousland, 80, of 318 Shadowbrook Drive, Burlington, died at 11:56 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005, at UNC Hospital, Chapel Hill, following two days critical illness.
   Mrs. Sykes was the wife of the late Olav Stousland and daughter of the late Guy Sykes and Eula Bass Sykes. A native of Nash County, she was a homemaker and member of Macedonia Lutheran Church.
   Surviving are two sons, Mr. James Thomas Williamson and wife Susan of Raleigh; and Mr. Neil Sykes Williamson and wife Doris of Burlington; two grandsons, Justin and Ross Williamson; and a brother, Mr. Julian Sykes and wife Eloise of Hampstead.
   The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Macedonia Lutheran Church with the Rev. Craven Ford officiating. Burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery  in Elon.
   The family will receive friends at the Rich & Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 5 to 7 p.m. today and other times at the residence of Neil and Doris Williamson, 525 Country Club Drive, Burlington.
   Memorials may be made to Macedonia Lutheran Church Organ Fund or Needle Point Cushion Fund, 412 W. Front St., Burlington, NC 27215.
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October 18, 2005
Kenneth "Ken" Robert Sharp
   ELON — Kenneth "Ken" Robert Sharp, 60, of 107 Woodland Drive, died on Sunday, October 16, 2005, at Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He was a native of Milford, Delaware, and the husband of Hilda W. Sharp, who survives.
   Ken was a career firefighter working with the Roanoke City Fire Department and serving as a Fire Marshal with Roanoke County Fire Department. Ken was the Executive Director of Fire Programs for the State of Virginia and he also worked as a Private Fire Investigator and Insurance Adjuster for GAB Robins. He was employed with Disaster One in Greensboro as a Customer Service Manager.
   Survivors include his wife, Hilda W. Sharp of the home; daughters, April Sharp of Charlotte, N.C. and Amber Sharp of Mt. Washington, Kentucky; stepson and daughter-in-law, David and Lorie Knighton of Baden Lake, N.C.; Judith Sharp of Kentucky his previous wife and the mother of his children; sister, Joyce Dean of Milford, Delaware; and his brother and sister-inlaw, Jay and Doris Sharp of Salisbury, Maryland. He was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth R. Sharp; his parents, Jesse W. and Mildred Kirby Sharp; and a special brother-in-law, Keith Dean.
   The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Tip Cockman, and the burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery  in Elon. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 this evening at the funeral home, and other times at the home.
   Memorials may be made to The American Heart Association, Mid-Atlantic Affiliate, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va. 23058-5216.
   Condolences may be sent to the family at info@lowefuneralhome.com.
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October 25, 2005
Mrs. Joan Carol Farley Stephenson
   ELON — Mrs. Joan Carol Farley Stephenson, age 58, of 297 Woodland Drive, Elon, passed away on Sunday, October 23, 2005 at Alamance Regional Medical Center.
   A native of Shady Spring, W.Va., she was wife of the Rev. Robert W. "Bob" Stephenson, and daughter of Willie Berman Farley Jr. and the late Regina Dell Sweeney Farley. She was employed as a Business Manager with IBM and was a member of Riverside Baptist Church.
   Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Robert W. "Bob" Stephenson of the home; son, Mark W. Stephenson of Burlington; father, Willie Berman Farley Jr. of Daniels, W. Va.; brothers, Wayne D. Farley and wife, Brenda, of Shady Spring, W.Va. and Norman R. Farley and wife, Sandra, of Canton, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her mother.
   Joan was committed to her faith in Jesus Christ and found the greatest joy in serving others. With limited formal musical training, Joan became an accomplished pianist serving for over 43 years as pianist in four different churches. She approached any task given her, whether in the business place or church with the highest level of commitment possible, completing each task as if God were her supervisor.
   Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Riverside Baptist Church in Graham by the Rev. Bill Rice, and the Rev. Curtis Oakley. Interment will follow in Magnolia Cemetery  in Elon.
   The family will receive friends at Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory from 6 to 8 this evening, and at other times at the residence.
   Memorials may be made to Riverside Baptist Church PIF Fund, 1568 E. Harden St., Graham, N.C. 27253.
   Condolences may be sent to the family at info@lowefuneralhome.com.
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November 8, 2005
Bertie Stone Fields
   GREENSBORO — Mrs. Bertie Stone Fields, 95, of the Masonic and Eastern Star Home of Greensboro, died at her residence on Sunday, November 6, 2005.
   A native of Rockingham County, she was the wife of the late Dr. Clyde Lee Fields, and the daughter of Jim Willie Stone and Elizabeth Martin Stone, both deceased. She was a member of Elon College Community United Church of Christ and a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ in Greensboro. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Past Matron and District Deputy. She was a former member of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce in Alamance County and the Elon Book Club.
   Survivors include one son, Mr. Clyde Lee Fields Jr. and wife, Sharon, of Greensboro; two grandsons, Mr. Brent Fields and wife, Sydney, and Mr. Brad Fields and wife, Robyn, all of Greensboro; five great-grandchildren; and a special niece, Lorene Land of Reidsville.
   The funeral will be conducted at the Congregational United Church of Christ on Thursday, November 10, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. by the Rev. Julie Peeples. Burial will follow the service in Magnolia Cemetery , Elon, N.C.
   The family will receive friends in the church parlor at the Congregational United Church of Christ from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Thursday prior to the service. The body will remain at the Rich & Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service, Burlington, until taken to the church for the visitation and service.
   Memorials may be made to Elon University in care of Dr. Clyde and Bertie Fields Scholarship Fund, 2600 Campus Box, Elon, N.C. 27244 and the Congregational United Church of Christ, 400 West Radiance Drive, Greensboro, N.C. 27403.
   Condolences may be sent to the family at info@richandthompson.com.
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November 17, 2005
Brona Sue Bradshaw Whitt
   ELON — Brona Sue Bradshaw Whitt, 90, formerly of West College Avenue, Elon, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 15, 2005, at the Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center of Alamance. She was a native of Rockingham County, and the wife of the late Kenneth James Whitt, for 72 years.
   Brona was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elon, where she had formerly taught the Junior Girls Sunday school class. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great- grandmother and greatgreat-grandmother.
   Survivors include a daughter, Lois Ann Clapp of Elon; sons and daughters-in-law, Clarence M. Whitt and his wife, Sheila, of Elon, Garland E. Whitt and his wife, Joyce, of Burlington, James "Gene" Whitt and his wife, Nancy, of Elon and Ervin L. Whitt and his wife, Sandra, of Elon; 13 grandchildren; 24 greatgrandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
   She was preceded in death by her husband; parents, James Monroe and Sallie Scott Bradshaw; brothers, Walter Bradshaw, Lonnie Bradshaw, Roy Bradshaw, Harvey Bradshaw; sisters, Minnie Hudgins, Molly Alcon and Ruby Jones and Sudie Hutchins.
   The funeral service will be held on Friday, November 18, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Mark Mofield, and the Rev. Ben Whitt. Burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery  in Elon. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 this evening at Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory, and at other times at the home of her daughter, Lois Clapp, 535 Meadowbrook Drive, Elon.
   We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the wonderful people at the Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center of Alamance for their care and concern to our mother and our family. God Bless you!
   Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, N.C. 27215.
   Condolences may be sent to the family at info@lowefuneralhome.com.
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November 22, 2005
Marvin Douglas Barbee
   BURLINGTON - Marvin Douglas Barbee, 69, of 454 Glen Raven Road, died at 11:10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
   Born Oct. 24, 1936 in Alamance County, he was the husband of the late Shirley Kelley Barbee, and the son of the late Troy and Mabel Barbee. He will be missed by his family, friends, and neighbors.
   Survivors include a daughter, Lynn Wright and husband, Ray, of Graham; a son, Michael D. Barbee; brothers, Alton Barbee and wife, Daisy, Tim Barbee and wife, Pam, and Wayne Barbee and wife, Nellie, all of Burlington, Jimmy Barbee and wife, Carrie, of Gibsonville, Delbert Barbee and wife, Tina, of Haw River, and Rodney Barbee of Greensboro; sister-in-law, Judy Barbee of Burlington; grandchild, Shane Wright and wife, Kay; great-grandchildren, Ashley Wright, Dustin Wright, Zackary Wright, and Stephanie Flynn; and a special friend for 40 years, Kenneth Wall.
   He was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Barbee.
   The funeral will be conducted at 7 p.m. today, Nov. 22, 2005, at the McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Graham by the Rev. Howard Thompson.
   Visitation will follow the service, and at other times the family will be at the residence of Judy Barbee, 1305 Flora Ave., Burlington.
    Condolences may be sent to  www.mcclurefuneralservice.com
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December 18, 2005
Mrs. Catherine Stribling Ellington
   BURLINGTON — Mrs. Catherine Stribling Ellington, 85, of 208 Tremont Dr., died at 7:55 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005 at Hospice Home of Alamance.
   A loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she was the "Rock" of her family. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Burlington where she was the Sunday school teacher for the Caring and Sharing Class. She was past president and member of the Pilot Club.
   Survivors include two daughters, Catherine E. "Cathy" Vance and husband Russell, and Sharon E. Elgin and husband Roy, all of Burlington; a son, Rayburn P. "Ray" Ellington III and wife Norma of Peoria, Ill.; six grandchildren, Richard "Rick" Elgin of Waxhaw, Cameron Scott of Greensboro, Julie Vance of Burlington, Lt. Colin Vance of Ft. Pope, La., Jay Ellington of Columbia, S.C., and Jon Ellington of High Point; and eight greatgrandchildren.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, R.P. Ellington Jr. and her parents, Lanham and Olive Stribling.
   The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005 at First Baptist Church of Burlington by Dr. Dale Steele and Dan Brock. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery , Elon, N.C.
   The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, 2005 at McClure Funeral Service in Graham and other times at the residence.
   Condolences may be made to www.mccllurefuneralservice.com.
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January 4, 2006
Gladys Vestal Smith
   ELON — Gladys Vestal Smith, 89, of 113 W. Trollinger Avenue, died Tuesday, January 3, 2006 at Twin Lakes Community after a long illness.
   A native of Graham in Alamance County, N.C., Mrs. Smith was the daughter of the late, William Sherman Vestal and the late Mildred Tripp Vestal. In high school, Mrs. Smith won the first National 4-H Sewing Contest. After marrying Thomas Smith and moving to Elon, she took art classes at Elon College for four years and became an accomplished artist. Mrs. Smith was an excellent cook. She often visited sick friends and neighbors and took them delicious food to eat. For over 60 years, Mrs. Smith was an active member of the Elon Community Church. She retired as a postal clerk in the Elon Post Office after 30 years of service. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Elon Garden Club and numerous bridge clubs. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
   Mrs. Smith was the devoted and loving wife of Thomas Smith, who passed away on September 9, 2005. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Lila Smith Nichols and husband, David, of Estero, Fla., and Mrs. Sherleen Smith Corne and husband, John, of Raleigh, N.C.; two grandchildren, Catherine N. Bruce and husband, Alistair, of Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. and Kenneth D. Nichols III of Columbia, Mo.; a great-grandchild, Thomas David Bruce of Chestnut Ridge, N.Y.; a brother, Warren Vestal of Greensboro, N.C.; and three nieces and five nephews.
   A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2006 at 2 p.m. in the Rich & Thompson Chapel in Burlington. Officiating will be the Rev. Daniel Kuhn. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery  in Elon.
   The family will receive friends at the Rich & Thompson Mortuary in Burlington one hour prior to the funeral service.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Elon Community Church, P.O. Box 625, Elon, N.C. 27244.
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January 15, 2006
Margaret Lineberry Pritchett
   ELON — Margaret Lineberry Pritchett, 88, formerly of N.C. 100, passed away Saturday, January 14, 2006 at Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late Henry Jenkins Pritchett Jr. and the daughter of the late Linzy and Ida Rayles Lineberry. Margaret was a native of Guilford County and a homemaker.
   Survivors include her daughters, Lee Wirbelauer, Annita Huff and her husband Barry of Burlington; sons, Tommy Pritchett and his wife Betty, Edward Pritchett all of Elon; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a son Harold "Buck" Pritchett, a granddaughter Shellie S. Coble, a great-grandson Lane Huff, a sister Louise Plummer and a brother Julius Wyatt "Sonny" Lineberry.
   There will be a graveside service held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Magnolia Cemetery  by Rev. Bennie Smith.
   The family will be at the home of a daughter Annita Huff, 1326 Greenwood Dr. Burlington.
   Memorials may be made to Alzheimers Research, Bryan ADRC, 2200 W. Main Street, Suite A230, Box 3503 DUMC, Durham, N.C. 27705.
   Condolences may be sent to the family at info@lowefuneralhome.com.
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January 17, 2006
Keith Barrett Loy
   BURLINGTON — Keith Barrett Loy, 86, of 2635 W. Front St., died Sunday, January 15, 2006, at the Hospice Home after an extended illness of five years and critical for two weeks. He was a native of Alamance County, and the son of the late William Ervin and Bettie Ann Westmoreland Loy.
   He was a retired farmer, a very generous man who shared what he had with many others and was a mentor to children and their families. He was a Merchant Marine during World War II and a member of the First Baptist Church of Gibsonville.
   He is survived by his sisters; Josie Loy Huey and Leola C. Loy, both of Burlington; brothers, W. E. "Bill" Loy Jr. and F. Ervin Loy, both of Elon, D. Leige Loy of Paulsboro, N.J.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Howard Loy, Eugene Loy, Freeman Loy, Martin Leon Loy, and Durward Loy; sisters, Janice Loy Newman and Ruth Loy.
   The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 18, 2006, at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Brian Ayers. Burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery  in Elon. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 this evening at the funeral home, and other times at the home.
   Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Gibsonville, 221 Piedmont Ave, Gibsonville, N.C. 27249 or to Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, N.C. 27215.
   Condolences may be sent to the family at info@lowefuneralhome.com
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March 1, 2006
Leola C. Loy
   BURLINGTON — Leola C. Loy, 92, of 2635 W. Front St., died Tuesday, February 28, 2006, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after a critical illness of three days. She was born in Alamance County, daughter of the late William Ervin and Bettie Ann Westmoreland Loy.
   She was a homemaker and a member of First Christian United Church of Christ, where she served as a deaconess and Sunday school teacher for many years. She was a great supporter of her community and numerous faith-based ministries throughout the world.
   She is survived by her sister, Josie Loy Huey of Burlington; brothers, W. E. "Bill" Loy Jr. and F. Ervin Loy, both of Elon, D. Leige Loy of Paulsboro, N.J.; nieces, Jean Loy Toms, Geraldine Loy Sharpe, Diane Loy Somers, Patti Loy Barnes and Jan Loy Lynch; and nephews, Paul Huey, Reggie Loy, Marty Loy and Gary Loy.
   She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Howard Loy, Eugene Loy, Freeman Loy, Martin Leon Loy, Durward Loy and Keith B. Loy; and sisters, Janice Loy Newman and Ruth B. Loy.
   The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 2, 2006, at First Christian United Church of Christ by the Rev. Mark Nanney. Burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery  in Elon. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 this evening at Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory, and other times at the home.
   Memorials may be made to First Christian United Church of Christ, 415 S. Church St., Burlington, N.C. 27215 or to New Directions International, P.O. Box 2347, Burlington, N.C. 27216.
   Condolences may be sent to the family at info@lowefuneralhome.com.
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May 15, 2006
Thomas E. Farrell
   BURLINGTON - Thomas E. Farrell, 82 of Hickory Ave., passed away on Friday, April 28, 2006 at the Hospice Home.
   He was born in Fonda, Iowa, son of the late Raymond and Nellie Hoey Farrell and was married to the late Mary Ann Vonachen Farrell. Tom was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II serving in the Pacific Theatre, an active member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and was the president of Lawrence Industries United Electric Co.
   He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Tim and Sharron Farrell of Burlington and David and Frances Farrell of Chapel Hill; grandchildren, Matt Farrell, Lauren Tirgrath and Alex Oakes; brother, Donald Farrell of Iowa; sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Bill Herke of Louisiana.
   He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and a daughter, Annie Farrell.
   The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with the Rev. Bob Benko, O. F. M. Conv officiating. Interment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery .
   The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 Monday evening, followed by a Catholic Prayer Service at 8 p.m., at Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory.
   At other times the family will be at the home of his son, Tim Farrell.
   Memorials may be made to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 619, Burlington, NC 27216-0619 or to Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Rd., Burlington, NC 27215.
   Condolences may be sent to the family at info@lowefuneralhome.com
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May 15, 2006
Mrs. Ethel Clayton "Clayt" Davis Warren
   BURLINGTON — Mrs. Ethel Clayton "Clayt" Davis Warren, 82, of the Village at Brookwood, died Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 8:15 a.m. at the Village at Brookwood.
   A native of Wilson, N.C., she was the wife of 57 years of Doane H. Warren who survives and daughter of the late Thomas E. Davis and Pattie Uzzell Davis. She retired from teaching after over 20 years at Elon Elementary School. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Burlington and a former Sunday school teacher.
   Surviving other than her husband of the home are two sons, Doane H. Warren, Jr. and wife Beth, of Durham, Ted Warren and wife Connie of Clemmons; two grandchildren, Holly Davis and husband Doug and Will Warren; one great grandson, Hunter Davis and several nieces and nephews.
   A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 17 at the First Presbyterian Church in Burlington and burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery  in Elon.
   The family will receive friends at the Rich & Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening and other times at the residence.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 508 W. Davis St., Burlington, N.C. 27215 or to the Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Rd., Burlington, N.C. 27215.
   Condolences may be sent to the family at info@richandthompson.com
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June 03, 2006
Donnie Lee Thompson
   ELON — Donnie Lee Thompson went to be with the Lord after a brief, but love filled life of two weeks and three days. He was the son of Mark Landon Thompson and Crystal Vance Thompson, who reside at 1851 Kernodle Circle, Lot 7, Elon.
   Other than his parents, Donnie Lee is survived by a brother, Anthony Lindale Thompson, of the home. In addition, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Linda Bowman of the home, and Bobby Vance of Burlington; paternal grandmother, Sheila Nichols of Graham; stepgrandfathers, Daryl Montjoy of the home and Dustin Nichols of Graham; aunts and uncles, Kelly Montjoy of the home, Randy Bowman of Rockingham County, Keith Thompson of Mebane and Aaron Nichols of Burlington.
   A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 4, 2006, at the Rich & Thompson Chapel in Burlington. The family will receive friends at Rich & Thompson from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday. At other times, they will be at the residence.
   Condolences may be sent to the family at info@richandthompson.com.
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June 10, 2006
Mrs. Doris Crisco Brooks Goodwin
   ELON — Mrs. Doris Crisco Brooks Goodwin, 74, of 567 N. O’Kelly St., died Thursday, June 8, 2006, at the Hospice Home after several years of failing health.
   A native of Richmond County, she was the daughter of the late Walter F. Crisco and the late Bessie Callahan Crisco and was married to the late Everett Thomas Brooks, who died in 1972. She was retired from Burlington Industries Williamsburg Plant and was a member of First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.
   Mrs. Goodwin is survived by her daughter, Judy Luck and her husband, Mark, of Browns Summit; a granddaughter, Lauren Lowe and her husband, Brian, of Liberty; a brother, Carroll Crisco of Rockingham; and a special friend, Bill Loy Jr. of Elon.
   The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 11, 2006 at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Tim Robinson. Interment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery . The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 this evening and other times at the home of Bill Loy Jr., 567 N. O’Kelly St, Elon.
   Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, N.C. 27215.
   The family would like to extend their gratitude to Vanessa with Hospice for the special care she gave to Mrs. Goodwin.
   Condolences may be sent to the family at info@lowefuneralhome.com
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June 20, 2006
Dr. Nathaniel "Nat" Garrison Sr.
   ELON — Dr. Nathaniel "Nat" Garrison Sr., 81, of 6 Poplar, Elon, was vacationing at Cherry Grove Beach, where he fell ill. He was transported to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, Myrtle Beach, S.C., where he died peacefully on Saturday, June 17, 2006 at 1:30 p.m.
   He was born in 1925 in Burlington, N.C., to the late Staley Frank Garrison Sr. and Mildred Williams Garrison. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II. He achieved rank of Lieutenant Commander. He served in the Pacific Theatre (Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and Philippines). He was in Japan for the signing of the surrender of Japan.
From 1943-1946 he served aboard the LST ship in underwater demolition. Following his leaving the navy, he returned to Burlington as co-owner of Mast and Garrison Insurance with his brother, Staley for eight years.    He attended Davidson College and obtained a degree in chemistry from Elon College. He obtained degrees in Business and Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1959, he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. He practiced dentistry in Burlington until he retired in 1994.
   He was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church of Burlington, where he served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He was an avid golfer and had won numerous tournaments throughout his life, including winning the N.C. Senior Amateur several times.
   Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Jane Foushee Garrison of Elon, N.C.; four sons, Nathaniel W. Garrison Jr. of Raleigh, N.C., Gary R. Garrison of Ewing Township, N.J., Frank F. Garrison and wife, Brenda S. Garrison of Wilmington, N.C., and P. Michael Garrison and wife, Vanessa F. Garrison of Burlington, N.C.; one daughter, Janat Schramm and husband, Dr. Skip Schramm, of Charlotte, N.C.; and seven grandchildren, Johanna, Steve, Blake, Chandler, Natalie, Isabella, and Nathan.
   He was preceded in death by one brother, Staley F. Garrison Jr.
   The funeral will be conducted at the First Presbyterian Church of Burlington on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Matthew Smith, and the Rev. Carrie Tuttle. Burial will follow the service in Magnolia Cemetery .
   The family will receive friends at the Rich & Thompson Mortuary in Burlington, from 6 to 8 this evening, and at other times they will be at the residence.
   Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 508 West Davis Street, Burlington, N.C. 27215, or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, N.C. 27215 or to the American Heart Association, Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box 5216 Glen Allen, Va. 23058-5216.
   Condolences may be sent to the family at info@richandthompson.com
The Burlington Times-News
June 29, 2006
Lucille "Lucy" Deneen Roberts
   BURLINGTON — Mrs. Lucille "Lucy" Deneen Roberts, 88, of 733 North Gurney Street, Burlington, died suddenly at Edgewood Place on Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at 8:30 p.m.
   A native of Accomac County, Va., she was the daughter of William Burns Deneen and Clara Urania Miller Deneen, both deceased. After graduating from Limestone College, Ms. Deneen pursued graduate studies in English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She subsequently taught English and French at Great House School in Louisville, Ky., and high school in Spruce Pine, N.C. She and her husband, Dr. J. Ernest Roberts, settled in Burlington to rear their family. While here, she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and a choir member for over 20 years. She was a docent for the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh and a member of local book and garden clubs.
   Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Mrs. Jane Robert Mooney and Dr. Al Mooney of Cary, and Mrs. Ann Roberts Vitale and husband, Stefano, of Blanch, N.C. and New York, N.Y.; one son, Mr. James L. "Bo" Roberts and wife, Helen of Raleigh; and five grandchildren, A. John Mooney IV of Charlottesville, Va., Rachel Mooney Spence and husband, Jonathan of Southport, and Graham L. Roberts and wife, Rachel, Hartwell L. Roberts, and Lucy K. Roberts, all of Raleigh.
   The funeral will be conducted at the Chapel of the First Presbyterian Church of Burlington on Friday, June 30, 2006 at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Carrie Rhoads Tuttle. The family will greet friends in the Session Room of the church immediately following the service. Friends are invited to join the family at Magnolia Cemetery  for the 1:30 p.m. committal service.
   Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Music Fund, 508 West Davis Street, Burlington, N.C. 27215 or to a charity of one’s choice.
   Condolences may be sent to the family at info@richandthompson.com
The Burlington Times-News
August 10, 2006
The Rev. Winfred Terry "Tip" Cockman
   ELON — The Rev. Winfred Terry "Tip" Cockman, 78, of 108 Woodland Drive, died Monday, August 7, 2006, at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Mildred Cockman for 57 years, and son of the late George Thomas and Katie Maness Cockman.
   He was a native of Moore County and a U.S. Navy veteran. Rev. Cockman was the current pastor of City Lake Baptist Church of Burlington, and the former pastor of Jupiter Baptist Church, First Baptist Church of Elon and Parkview Baptist Church of Morehead City. He was the former Minister of Education of First Baptist Church of Charlotte, former associate minister of First Baptist Church of Laurens, South Carolina, and former interim minister of Swepsonville Baptist Church. He was the adult team leader of the Mt. Zion Association. Rev. Cockman was the author of two books, Expanding The Mind And The Heart Through Prayer and Ideal Blend.
   He is survived by his wife, Mildred Cockman of the home; and daughter, Joan Cockman of Durham; his dog and "loving companion" Abby; and granddog, Zeb; sister, Evelyn Jones; brothers, Ervin Cockman, Eugene Cockman, George Cockman.
   He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Bonnie Purvis, Bertha Cheek, Ann Dunlap, Ruby Shoemacher; and brothers, Clarence Cockman and Marvin Cockman.
   The funeral will be today, August 11, 2006 at 2 p.m. at City Lake Baptist Church by Dr. Howard Silver and Don Bolden. Burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery .
   Memorials may be made to City Lake Baptist Church, 1849 Carolina Road, Burlington, N.C. 27217.
   Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
   Condolences may be sent to the family at lowefh@bellsouth.net.
The Burlington Times-News
September 2, 2006
Josephine N. Campbell
   GREENSBORO — Mrs. Josephine N. Campbell, 97, of 7 Villastone Place, Greensboro, died at her residence on Thursday, August 31, 2006 at 6:45 p.m. She was a former longtime resident of Elon.
   A native of Philadelphia, Pa., she was the wife of the late Mark E. Campbell Sr. and the daughter of Valentine Nowak and Mary Szymendera Nowak, both deceased. She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Greensboro and the Teresians of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Burlington.
   Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Jo Sharpe and husband, Max W., of Greensboro, Mrs. June MacDonald and husband, Robert, of Rockport, Mass., and Mrs. Peggy Graham and husband, Robert, of Burlington; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one niece, Mrs. Mary Ann Burns and husband, Jim, of Delran, N.J.
   She was preceded in death by her son, Edward Campbell; and daughter-in-law, Anne Younger Campbell.
   The funeral will be conducted at the Rich & Thompson Chapel in Burlington on Monday, September 4, 2006 at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery , Elon, N.C.
   The family will receive friends at the Rich & Thompson Mortuary in Burlington on Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service, and at other times they will be at the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Peggy Graham, 2140 Woodland Avenue, Burlington.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, N.C. 27405.
   Condolences may be sent to info@richandthompson.com



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