Salem United Methodist Church Obits

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Burlington Daily Times-News
May 6, 1972
Mrs. Cornelia Allen
    Graham - Mrs. Cornelia Paris Allen, 90, of Rt. 2, Graham, died this morning at 6 o'clock in a Chapel Hill convalescent center following several years of failing health.
    A native of Alamance County, she was the daughter of the late Johnston Paris and Sarah Moore Paris. She was a member of Moores Chapel Baptist Church.
    Surviving is her husband, William Butler Allen of the home, and several nieces and nephews.
    Final rites will be held Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock at eh Rich and Thompson Chapel in Graham, conducted by the Rev. Jack Ray, pastor of Moore's Chapel Baptist Church. Burial will be in the cemetery of Salem United Methodist Church.
    The body will remain at Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham, and the family will be at the funeral home tonight from 7 until 9 o'clock.
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Greensboro News & Record
28-Jan-2001
Darryl M. Andrews
    Graham - Darryl M. Andrews, 53, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001.
    The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, at Salem United Methodist Church.
    The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, at Rich and Thompson Funeral Service, Graham.
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The Burlington Times-News
2-11-2001
Retired Staff Sgt. Robert Hugh Bean
    Graham — Retired Staff Sgt. Robert Hugh “Butch” Bean, 57, of 1509 Marimack Drive, died at 11:19 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at the United States Naval Hospital in Pensacola, Fla.
    A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Mrs. Brenda Smith Bean, who survives, and the son of Mr. Dallas Hurley Bean Sr. and Mrs. Nellie Pendergraph Bean, both deceased. He was retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years of service, and was a food service instructor and dining facility manager. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, was a life member of the VFW Post 4407 in Gulf Breeze, Fla., a member of the American Legion Post, and the Elk’s Lodge No. 2787. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal six times, the National Defense Service Medal, the Overseas Service Medal three times and the NCO Professional Development Ribbon twice.
    Other than his wife of the home, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Cindy Smithart of Columbia, S.C.; a son, Mr. Johnathan Bean of the home; three sisters, Mrs. Vitha Morse of Burlington, Mrs. Bobbie Pickard of Graham and Mrs. Brenda Toth of Gastonia; and four brothers, Mr. Delbert Bean and Mr. Dallas Bean Jr., both of Graham, Mr. William Thomas Bean of Fort Myers, Fla., and Mr. Gary Bean of Burlington.
    The graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Salem United Methodist Church cemetery by Dr. Jeff Arthurs and the Rev. Carson Wiggins.
    The family will be at Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 this evening, and at other times at the home of Mrs. Janie Page, 2717 Thompson Lane, Swepsonville.
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The Burlington Times-News
6-14-2005
Clyde Aldeen Boggs
    Haw River — Clyde Aldeen Boggs , 83, of 1054 Trollingwood Road, died Sunday, June 12, 2005, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Durham.
    Born in Surry County, he was the husband of Nell Coble Boggs who survives, and the son of Columbus Jackson and Nelia Ross Boggs. He was retired from Western Electric where he was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. He was a member of Andrews Memorial Baptist Church where he was a member of the Golden Agers. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army, and received the Purple Heart.
    Survivors other than his wife of the home include two daughters, Sylvia (Chris) Teague of Snow Camp and Linda (Steve) Smith of Haw River; two sons, Vernon Boggs of Haw River and Ray (Kimberly) Boggs of Southport; a stepdaughter, Sue (David) Malone of Haw River; a stepson, Jimmy D. (Karen) Crawford of Burlington; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; eight step grandchildren and two great step grandchildren; three sisters, Annie Armstrong of Mebane, Katie (Don) Bowden of Elon and Virginia (Larry) Terrell of Burlington; two brothers, Howard "Happy" (Gail) Boggs of Graham and George "Joe" Boggs of Chapel Hill.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Mary Wilson, Edith Boggs and Jean Williams; and two brothers, Roy Boggs and Fred Boggs .
    The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2005, at McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Graham by Dr. Tommy Willis. Burial will be in Salem United Methodist Church cemetery.
    The family will receive friends at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 7 to 9 this evening, and at other times at the residence.
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The Burlington Times-News
Nov. 14, 2004
Dorothy Greeson Boggs
    Haw River — Dorothy Greeson “Dot” Boggs, 82, of 1030 Trollingwood Road, formerly of 1215 Meadow Lane, Graham, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004, at her residence. A native of Alamance County, she was retired from Lemco Mills and worked several years at Rich’s Café.
    She was a member of North Graham Baptist Church.
    Survivors include two daughters, Sylvia (Chris) Teague of Snow Camp and Linda (Steve) Smith of Haw River; two sons, Vernon Boggs of Haw River and Ray (Kimberly) Boggs of Southport, N.C.; a sister, Virginia Greeson Poe of Burlington; six brothers, Wayne (Elaine) Greeson, Jerry Greeson, and Ed (Glenda) Greeson, all of Graham, John “Pete” (Fannie) Greeson and Scott (Nina) Greeson, all of Haw River, and Gayle (Nellie) Greeson of Mebane; seven grandchildren, Alicia Allen, Clay (Brandy) Teague, Seth Teague, Lyndsey Boggs, Cheney Boggs, Jonathan Boggs, and Jessica Boggs; and one great-granddaughter, Natalie Teague.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie Gay and Mary Anthony Greeson; a sister, Sarah Greeson Newlin; and a brother, C h a r l i e "Shot" Greeson.
    The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Graham by the Revs. James L. Rosser and Ted Wilkins. Burial will be at Salem United Methodist Church cemetery.
    The family will receive friends at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 1 until 2 p.m. prior to the service. Other times they will be at the home of Linda and Steve Smith, 1030 Trollingwood Road, Haw River and at the home of Sylvia and Chris Teague,8528 Pleasant Hill Church Road, Snow Camp.
    Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance/Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, N.C. 27215.
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The Burlington Times-News
7-31-2005
Margaret Marie Phillips Boggs
    Graham — Mrs. Margaret Marie Phillips Boggs , 83, of 5463 Boggs Trail, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at 7:15 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2005 at her residence.
    A native of Alamance County, she was retired from Kayser-Roth Hosiery. She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church and attended Antioch Baptist Church.
    Survivors include two daughters, Nancy F. Boggs and Edna "Cookie" Modlin and husband Bill, all of Graham; two sons, Arnold R. Boggs and Michael Grumbles, both of Graham; a sister, Irma Lee Newlin of Graham; a brother, Harold Phillips and wife Wilma of Graham; six grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four great-stepgrandchildren; and a very special friend, George "Buddy" Paris of Mebane.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Vance Boggs ; son, Phillip Michael Boggs ; parents, George Phillips and Ola Mae Smith Phillips; and sister, Deloris Lloyd.
    The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005 at McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Graham by the Rev. Steve Loy, pastor of Antioch Baptist Church. Burial will be in Salem United Methodist Church cemetery.
    The family will receive friends at the McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 6 until 8 Monday evening. Other times they will be at the residence.
    Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215.
    Our family would like to thank the entire staff of Hospice for the loving care they showed our Mother during her illness. They were a great comfort to all of us.
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Greensboro News & Record
July 26, 1993
Mary Elma Perry Thompson Bowlin
    Graham - Mrs. Mary Elma Perry Thompson Bowlin, 83, of 521 E. Pine St. died July 25, 1993, at White Oak Manor, Burlington, N.C., after an illness of one year.
    Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Salem United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    She was the wife of the late William Woodrow Thompson. Born in Alamance County, she was retired from Tower Hosiery Mill, a member of Salem United Methodist Church, and the daughter of the late William Otis and Addie Elizabeth Johnson Perry.
    Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Doris Coley Sullivan of Burlington, Mrs. Catherine T. Kinley of Mebane; sons, William Ottis Thompson of Holden Beach, Edgar Lee Thompson of Atlanta, Grady Perry Thompson of N. H., Curtis Max Thompson of Efland; sister, Mrs. Annie P. Durham of Burlington; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren.
    The family will be at McClure Funeral Home 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, other times at the home of Catherine Kinley, 2436 Mebane-Oaks Road, Mebane.
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The Burlington Times News
Oct. 4, 2002
Rachel Dodson Bradshaw
    Graham — Rachel Dodson Bradshaw, 77, of 4703 Salem Church Road, Haw River, died at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002, at Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem.
    A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late Wilson Lee Bradshaw, and the daughter of the late John Milton Dodson and Clara Inez Dodson. She was employed with Alphabet in Mebane and was a member of Salem United Methodist Church.
    Survivors include a son, Larry Wilson Bradshaw; four grandchildren, Larry Todd (Barbara) Bradshaw,  Lisa Michelle (Jim) Faircloth, Michael Craig (Frances) Bradshaw, and Jason Mark Bradshaw; six great-grandchildren, Kimberly Freshwater, Scotty Bradshaw, Selina Bradshaw, Taylor Bradshaw, Kara Bradshaw, and Lee Bradshaw; one great-great-grandchild, Austin Noah Morrison; a sister, Margie Dodson of Tennessee; two brothers, Bill (Fran) Dodson of Kentucky and Albert (Geraldine) Dodson  of Garner; and many nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.
    She was preceded in death by three sisters, Ruby Dodson Cogins, Faye Dodson Marley, and Minnie Dodson; and six brothers, Cletus Dodson, Curtis Dodson, Elmore Dodson, Marvin Dodson, Roy Dodson, and George Dodson.
    The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday at Salem United Methodist Church by the Rev. Doug Lain, pastor,  and the Rev. Benji Kelly. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
    The family will receive friends at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 this evening, and at other times at the residence, 4703 Salem Church Road, Haw River, N.C.
    Memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, 4924 Salem Church Road, Haw River, N.C. 27258.
    Dear God, We want to thank You for sending us such a loving and special mother and grandmother.
    We will miss her dearly. But we know in our hearts that she will always be our Guardian Angel.
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Burlington Daily Times-News
Oct. 26, 1956
Samuel Lee Bradshaw
    Haw River - Final rites for Samuel Lee Bradshaw, 83, of Route 1, Haw River, were held yesterday afternoon at Salem   Methodist Church.
    Rev. W. A. Seawell, pastor of Hillsboro Methodist Church, conducted the funeral, assisted by Rev. R. Z. Newton, pastor of Salem Methodist Church. Music was by the church choir, with burial in the church cemetery.
    Honorary pallbearers included Pride Overman, Albert Bradshaw, John Crutchfield, John Thompson, W. J. Smith and R. A. Thompson.
    Active pallbearers included Lawrence Paris, Carey Woody, J. C. Thompson, Jr., Donald Crutchfield, Reid Wilson and Warren Wilson.
    Mrs. George S. Tapp and Mrs. J. C. Thompson, Jr., directed floral arrangements, assisted by Mesdames Talmadge Perry, Paul Pendergraph, Millard Densen, Walter Shore, James Sawyer, Carey Woody, Truby Crutchfield, Tom Payne, Edward Shaw, Alex Hamby, Lawrence Paris, Pride Overman, Elmore Dodson, Albert Dodson, Marvin Dodson, Jesse Smith, Perry Smith, Adrian Jobe, Novella Clark, Arthur Dodson, Clyde Shoe and Jesse Ingold.
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Greensboro News & Record
April 11, 1998
Wilson Lee Bradshaw
    Haw River - Mr. Wilson Lee Bradshaw, 84, of 4703 Salem Church Road, died Friday, April 10, 1998, at his residence.
    A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, April 13, 1998, at Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery.
    The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 12, 1998, at the McClure Funeral Home in Graham. Other times, they will be at the residence.
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The Burlington Times-News
Dec. 27, 2005
Craig William Brannan
    Graham — Craig William Brannan, 56, of 5152 Mineral Springs Road died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2005, at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.
    A native of Baltimore, Md., he retired from the N.C. Department of Transportation. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a member of Salem United Methodist Church.
    Survivors include wife Ellen Ross Brannan of the home; a daughter, Audrey Brannan Kontoulas and husband Timothy of Mebane; father Noah L. Brannan of Bel Air, Md.; three sisters, Carol Suit of Dundalk, Md., Theresa Varipatis of Phoenix, Md.; and Lee Crush of Joppa, Md.; two brothers, Michael Brannan of Townson, Md., and Garry Brannan of Balitmore, Md.
    He was preceded in death by his mother, Esther Marie Harper Brannan.
    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005, at Salem United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Girod officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery .
    The family will receive friends at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight and other times at the residence.
    Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231-4596.
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The Burlington Times-News
11-12-1999
Mr. Henry Clyde Buckner
    Graham — Mr. Henry Clyde Buckner, 80, of 2147 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Road, died at 2:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, at his home after several months of failing health.
    A native of Chatham County, he was the husband for 54 years to Mrs. Marie Paris Buckner, who survives, and the daughter of Mr. Olon Milton Buckner and Mrs. Blannie Johnson Buckner, both deceased.
    He was retired from Flav-O-Rich Inc. in Durham. He was a charter member of Meadow Creek Ruritan Club, where he had 13 years of perfect attendance, and was a member of Saints Alive Senior Citizens Club. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, where he served on various committees and was former Sunday school superintendent.
    Survivors other than his wife of the home include two sons, Mr. Henry Nelson Buckner of Burlington and Mr. Michael Green Buckner of Graham; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Buckner Smith of Burlington; a brother, Mr. Bobby Lineberry Buckner of Pittsboro; and two grandchildren.
    The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Salem United Methodist Church by the Rev. Carson Wiggins and the Rev. Benji Kelley. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 this evening, and at other times at the home.
    Memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Virginia Hamby, 6460 N.C. 54, Mebane, N.C. 27302.
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The Burlington Daily Times
Nov. 08, 1929
Maude Geraldine Cates
     Funeral services wee held at Salem M. P. Church, near Saxapahaw, yesterday afternoon at 2:30 for Mrs. Maude Geraldine Cates aged 45, wife if H. M. Cates, who died at their home near Saxapahaw Tuesday night at 10 o'clock, following a short illness.  Her pastor, Rev. O. C. Loy, Jr., was in charge of the service, assisted by Rev. B. L. Gupton, and the body was interred in the church cemetery.
     Pall-bearers were G. W. Winningham B. F. Clapp, Will Lasley, Dave Johnson, Robert Kendrick, Carl Boone,  Charles Craddock, R. H. Hutchinson, Luther Holt, Will Neese, C. H. Moore and Ed Gilliam.
     Flowers were carried by Misses Laura Marlett, Gaynell Vanhollen, Caribel Lindley, Ruby Davis, Etta and Frances Morrow, Eunice McVey, Fleta Dismuck, Elsie and Lois Lasley, Ethel Gates, and Alleen Thompson, and Mesdames Annie Galloway, Agnes Teague, Emma May, Ella Moize, Lanie Wright, and B. E. Jordan.
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Burlington Daily Times-News
May 28, 1956
Henry Clark
    Haw River - Final rites for Henry Clark, 44, of Route 1, Haw River, who died May 24, were held at Salem Methodist Church Saturday morning at 11 o'clock. Rev. William A. Sewell, pastor, officiated. Music was provided by the church choir and Frances Crutchfield, organist.
    Burial was in the church cemetery.
    Pallbearers were J. Elmore Dodson, Rezzie Smith, Clarence Smith, Raymond Smith, Wilson May and Walter Shore.
    Mr. C. W. Stainback and Mrs. C. W. Dodson were in charge of floral arrangements, assisted by Mesdames A. M. Dodson, H. C. Smith, H. L. Smith, L. P. Smith, W. H. Smith, C. H. Smith, Nonella Clark, J. R. Thompson, A. B. Sawyer, G. F. Sawyer, Charlie Bradshaw, W. B. Hamby, Wilson Bradshaw and Edward Shaw and Misses Jane Clark, Catherine Clark, Judy Adcock, Ann Dodson, Jean Dodson, Pat Dodson, Carolyn Dodson, Pam Dodson, Shirley Smith, Ethel Sykes, Dorothy Rogers, Helen Rogers, Mary Alice Crutchfield and Ann Sawyer.
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The Burlington Times-News
12-13-1999
Mr. Robert Lee Clark
     Haw River – Mr. Robert Lee “Bobby” Clark, 61, of 3190 Mount Willen Road, died at 8:40 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, at Alamance Regional Medical Center, after five months of failing health, one week critical.
    A native of Alamance County, he was the son of Mr. Henry Clark and Mrs. Cora Dodson Clark, both deceased. He was a retired police officer from Graham Police Department and a retired owner of Bobby’s Lounge and Mebane Pawn Shop. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church and a U.S. Army veteran.
    Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Sherry C. Kernodle of Liberty; and a brother, Mr. Raymond W. Clark of Greensboro.
    He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Lula Mae Smith and Mrs. Betty Jean Evans Freeman; and a brother, Mr. Lonnie Edward Clark.
    The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Graham by the Rev. Carson O. Wiggins of Grace United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Salem United Methodist Church cemetery.
    The family will be at Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 7:30 this evening.
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The Burlington Times-News
6-25-2000
Mr. Dennis Ray Crawford
    Mebane — Mr. Dennis Ray Crawford, 44, of 1308 Holmes Lane, died at 1:35 p.m. Thursday, June 22, 2000, at Duke University Medical Center in Durham after a sudden illness.
    A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Mrs. Dianne Smith Crawford, who survives, and the son of Mr. Taylor Ray Crawford and Mrs. Ophelia Long Crawford Thompson, both deceased. He was employed by Mebane Lumber Co., and was a Baptist.
    Survivors other than his wife of the home include two daughters, Mrs. Natosha Crawford Henry and Miss Jessica Dianne Crawford, both of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Susan Kinney of York, Pa., and Mrs. Vickie Scott of Lumberton; and maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mertie Long of Burlington; and one grandchild.
    The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Graham by the Rev. W. D. Allison.
    Burial will be in Salem United Methodist Church cemetery.
    The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 this evening, and at other times at the home.
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The Burlington Times-News
5-18-2002
Mrs. Lula Mae Shore Crawford
    Graham — Mrs. Lula Mae Shore Crawford, 91, of 4865 N.C. 54 East, (P.O. Box 1271), died at 6:18 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2002, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill after five years of declining health, one day critical.
    A native of Davidson County, she was the wife of the late Dewey L. Crawford, and the daughter of the late Guthrie L. Shore and Ida Hepler Shore. She was a homemaker and was a member of Salem United Methodist Church. She was a member of the United Methodist Women, a former Sunday school teacher, a Bible school coordinator, and a member of the Louise Poole Sunday school class.
    Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Betty Craven of Dalzell, S.C., and Mrs. Marie Gumm, Mrs. Judy Shambley, and Miss Joan Crawford, all of Haw River; four sons, Mr. Charles Crawford of Columbia, S.C., Mr. James Crawford of Snow Camp, Mr. Roland Crawford of the home, and Mr. Bobby Crawford of Graham; three sisters, Mrs. Jessie Crawford and Mrs. Katherine Scott, both of Haw River, and Mrs. Ollie Rea Isley of Burlington; three brothers, Mr. Raymond Shore, Mr. Charlie Shore, and Mr. Autman “Mac” Shore, all of Haw River; 16 grandchildren; three step grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by a son, Mr. William Crawford; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Sawyer; and two brothers, the Rev. Jack Shore and Mr. Walter Shore.
    The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, May 20, 2002, at Salem United Methodist Church by Dr. Jeff Arthurs. The body will be taken to the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    The family will be at the Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and at other times at the residence.
    Memorials may be made to the Youth Group Van Fund of Salem United Methodist Church, 4924 Salem Church Road, Haw River, N.C. 27258.
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Greensboro News & Record
January 31, 1992
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Ted R. Crawford
    Graham - Ted R. Crawford, 87, of 1654 Crawford Road died Thursday at Alamance County Hospital.
    Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rich & Thompson Funeral Home. Burial will be in the cemetery of Salem United Methodist Church, of which he was a member.
    A native of Alamance County, he was a retired brick mason, a former member of the administrative board of his church, a former Sunday School teacher, and a lay speaker.
    Surviving are wife, Mrs. Dorothy Jobe Crawford; daughter, Mrs. Margaret Anne Kelley of Greensboro; two grandchildren; two great-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 Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery Memorial Association.
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Greensboro News & Record
March 29, 1995
John P. Crutchfield
    Graham - Mr. John P. Crutchfield, 90, of 5649 Swepsonville-Saxapahaw Road died Tuesday.
    Funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Salem United Methodist Church with visitation 7-9 p.m. tonight at Rich & Thompson Mortuary in Graham.
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The Burlington Times-News
11-21-2000
Mr. John William Crutchfield
    Haw River — Mr. John William “J. W.” Crutchfield, 78, of 3250 Mount Willen Road, died at 3:08 a.m., Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after several months of failing health.
    A native of Alamance County, he was the son of Mr. Robert Anderson Crutchfield and Mrs. Alice Thompson Crutchfield, both deceased. He was retired from Collins Aikman, and was a member of Salem United Methodist Church.
    Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Millard (Snowdene) Denson of Burlington and Mrs. Gordon (Mary) Sumner of Haw River; three brothers, Mr. Thomas Glenn Crutchfield of Graham, Mr. R. Donald Crutchfield of Haw River and Mr. Truby R. Crutchfield of Mebane.
    He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Nerata Hodgin and Mrs. Kathryn Perry.
    A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Salem United Methodist Church cemetery by the Rev. Jeff Arthurs, pastor. The family will be at the fellowship hall of the church following the service.
    The family will be at the home of Mrs. Gordon (Mary) Sumner, 3214 Mount Willen Road in Haw River.
    Memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, 4924 Salem Church Road, Haw River, N.C. 27258.
    Rich and Thompson Funeral Service in Graham is in charge of arrangements.
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The Burlington Times-News
July 12, 2005
Truby Rudolph Crutchfield
    Mebane — Mr. Truby Rudolph Crutchfield, 72, of 2505 Mebane Oaks Road, Mebane, died suddenly at his residence on Monday, July 11, 2005 at 9:00 a.m.
    A native of Alamance County, he was husband of Frances Smith Crutchfield, who survives, and the son of Robert Anderson Crutchfield and Lizzie Alice Thompson Crutchfield, both deceased. He was a retired textile employee and a member of Salem United Methodist Church.
    In addition to his wife of the home, survivors include a son, Mr. Tony Crutchfield and wife, Kristen, of Haw River; a daughter, Mrs. Trudie Neal and husband, Johnny, of Haw River; two sisters, Mrs. Snowdene Denson and husband, Millard, of Burlington and Mrs. Mary Sumner and husband, Gordon, of Haw River; two brothers, Mr. Donald Crutchfield of Haw River and Mr. Glenn Crutchfield of Graham; two grandchildren, Jared Neal and Leah Crutchfield; and two brothers-in-law, Mr. Bernard Hodgin of Graham and Mr. Talmadge Perry of Graham.
    He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Nerata Hodgin and Mrs. Kathryn Perry; and one brother, Mr. J. W. Crutchfield.
    The funeral will be conducted at Salem United Methodist Church on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. by the Rev. Carson Wiggins. Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery . The body will be taken to the church 30 minutes prior to the service.
    The family will receive friends at the Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 this evening, and at other times they will be at the residence.
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Greensboro News & Record
July 23, 1992
Patsy Barrett Davis
    Graham - Mrs. Patsy Barrett Davis, 40, of 4929 Swepsonville-Saxaphaw Road died of cancer July 20, 1992, at her home.
     Funeral was Wednesday at Salem United Methodist Church, of which she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery.
     A native of Alamance County, she was an administrative manager for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Sunday school teacher at her church and a member of the Managers Association of UNC-CH.
     Surviving are husband, Michael ``Mike'' Davis; daughters, Kellie Annette Davis, Julie Elizabeth Davis, both of the home; mother, Mrs. Wilma Lynn Barrett of Graham; brother, Darrell Barrett of Graham; stepsister, Mrs. Cornelia Honeycutt, Mrs. Jackie Davis, both of Graham; stepbrother, Howard Barrett of Graham.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Salem United Methodist Church Memorial Association.
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The Burlington Times-News
Dec. 26, 2005
Mrs. Snowdene Crutchfield Denson
    Graham — Mrs. Snowdene Crutchfield Denson, 77, of 2514 Elderwood Lane, Burlington, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2005, at Duke University Medical Center at 4:07 p.m. following four weeks critical illness.
    A native of Alamance County, Mrs. Denson was the wife of Millard D. Denson and daughter of the late Robert Anderson Crutchfield and Alice Thompson Crutchfield. She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church.
    Surviving other than her husband of the home are a son, M. Dalton Denson, Jr. and wife Candy of Wilmington; a sister, Mrs. Mary Sumner and husband Gordon of Haw River; and two brothers, Donald Crutchfield of Haw River and Glenn Crutchfield of Graham. Mrs. Denson was preceded in death by two sisters,Mrs. Nerata Hodgin and Mrs. Kathryn Perry and two brothers, J. W. Crutchfield and Truby Crutchfield.
    Services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005, at Salem United Methodist Church with Rev. David Girod officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery .
    The family will receive friends at the Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening and other times at the residence.
    Memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, 4471 Salem Church Road, Haw River, NC 27258 and to the Friends of Nursing Duke University Medical Center, Attn: Scotty Elliott, P.O. Box 3543, Durham, NC 27710.
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The Burlington Times-News
6-11-1999
Mr. Cletus R. Dodson Sr.
    Haw River — Mr. Cletus Ray Dodson Sr., 80, of 3361 Mount Willen Road, died Thursday, June 10, 1999, at Veterans Administration Hospital in Durham after several months of failing health, two weeks critical.
    A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Mrs. Marie S. Dodson, who survives, and the son of Mr. John M. Thompson and Mrs. Inez Thompson, both deceased. He was retired from Craftique Manufacturing of Mebane. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church and the men’s Sunday school Class, Meadow Creek Ruritans and the ACC Woodworking Class.
    Survivors other than his wife of the home include a son, Mr. Cletus R. Dodson Jr. of Graham; five stepsons; four stepdaughters; two sisters, Mrs. Margie Blanton of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Mrs. Rachel Bradshaw of Haw River; two brothers, Mr. Albert Dodson of Garner and Mr. Billy Dodson of Louisville, Ky.; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and seven great- great-grandchildren.
    The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Graham by the Rev. Benjamin Kelley and the Rev. Dallas Brown. Burial will be in Salem United Methodist Church cemetery.
    The family will be at McClure Funeral Home of Graham from 7 to 9 this evening, and at other times at the home of the son, 809 Essex Drive, Graham.
    Memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, 4924 Salem Church Road, Haw River, N.C. 27258; or to the Trinity Baptist Church, 4008 N.C. 54 East, Graham, N.C. 27253.
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Greensboro News & Record
May 10, 1995
J. Odell Dodson
    Haw River - Mr. J. Odell Dodson, 79, of 3662 Mt. Willen Road died May 9, 1995.
    Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Salem United Methodist Church with visitation 6-8 p.m. tonight at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Graham.
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The Burlington Times-News
12-10-2000
Mrs. Marie Smith Dodson
    Haw River — Mrs. Marie Smith Dodson, 82, of 3361 Mount Willen Road, died at 10:05 p.m. Friday at her home after two months of declining health.
    A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Curtis W. Dodson and of the late Mr. Cletus R. Dodson. She was the daughter of Mr. William Jesse Smith and Mrs. Nezzie Crutchfield Smith, both deceased. She was a retired social worker with Alamance County Department of Social Services. She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, where she was a life member of the United
    Methodist Women and a member of the Louise Poole Sunday School Class.
    Survivors include two daughters, Ms. Pat Dodson of Haw River, and Mrs. Jean Kappel of Lake Montezuma, Ariz.; a son, Mr. Dale S. Dodson of Haw River; a sister, Mrs. Nina Dodson of Haw River; a stepson, Mr. Cletus Dodson Jr. of Graham; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by three brothers, Mr. Rezzie Smith, Mr. John Smith and Mr. Clarence Smith.
    The graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery by the Rev. Jeff Arthurs and the Rev. Carson Wiggins.
    The family will be at Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 4 to 6 this afternoon, and at other times at the home.
    Memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church Memorial Association, c/o Virginia Hamby, 6460 N.C. 54 East, Mebane, N.C. 27302.
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The Burlington Daily Times-News
11-11-1932
Lonnie F. Durham Dies at Mebane
    Lonnie F. Durham, 73, died at his home. Mebane Route 2, this morning at 6:40 o'clock following an illness of two years, with six weeks critical illness.
    Mr. Durham was a prominent farmer in the community and had been a class leader in the Salem M. P. Church for the past 40 years.
    Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mollie Durham and one son, Carl T. Durham, both of the home place.
    Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Salem M. O. Church by Rev. T. J. White------- the pastor, assisted by Rev. H. I. Isley, and Rev. George W. Holmes. Burial will follow in the church cemetery by Rich & Thompson Funeral Service.
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Greensboro News & Record
December 10, 1993
Mabel Thacker Ellington
    Graham - Mrs. Mabel Thacker Ellington, 81, of 4915 N.C. 87 South died at 9:25 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1993, at Hillhaven of Alamance after three years failing health and ten days critical illness.
    A native of Henry County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Robert and Nannie Sue Bolejack Thacker, and wife of the late James D. Ellington who died August 7, 1978. She was a member of Bible Wesleyan Church.
    Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 at Bible Wesleyan Church, with the Rev. Ricky Rose, pastor of Bible Wesleyan, officiating. Burial will be in Salem United Methodist Church cemetery.
    Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Sally Thacker Lovette of Stokesdale.
    The family will be at Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Graham 6-8 tonight.
    The body will be taken to the church 30 minutes prior to the service.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Bible Wesleyan Church, 106 Moore's Chapel Cemetery Road, Graham, N.C. 27253.
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The Burlington Times-News
Jan. 19, 2006
Mrs. Helen Davis Foushee
    Pittsboro — Mrs. Helen Davis Foushee, 85, of Pittsboro, died Jan. 18, 2006, at the Laurels of Chatham.
    Born May 16, 1920, in Alamance County, she was a daughter of Wilson and Chlora Bristow Davis. Helen was a charter member of Burlington First Wesleyan Church, and attended Gum Springs Baptist Church in Moncure. She worked for a number of years for May Hosiery in Burlington, but retired as a switchboard operator from UNC Hospitals in 1980. Helen also got a degree as a CNA.
    Helen was predeceased by her parents; her first husband, Coy Willard Stainback; and also by seven brothers and sisters.
    She is survived by her husband, Carl Clifton Foushee; a son and daughter-in-law, Davis and Priscilla Stainback of Burlington; a daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Robie Gray of Danville, Va.; a stepson, Ralph Foushee of Moncure; a stepdaughter, Evelyn Williams of Moncure; a sister and brother-in-law, Polly and Ernie Dudley of Springfield, Ill.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five step grandchildren; and two great-step grandchildren.
    The service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Helen Foushee will be conducted by Pastor Steve Saunders and Pastor Leonard Nix at 11 a.m. Friday at Griffin Funeral Home in Pittsboro. Interment will follow in Salem Methodist Church cemetery in Haw River.
    Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 8 this evening at Griffin Funeral Home, or at other times at the residences of Mr. and Mrs. Davis Stainback in Burlington or Mr. and Mrs. Foushee in Pittsboro.
    The family requests that memorials be given to either Burlington First Wesleyan Church, Anthony Street, Burlington, N.C. or to Gum Springs Baptist Church, Moncure-Pittsboro Road, Moncure, N.C.
    Arrangements are under the care of Griffin Funeral Service and Cremation in Pittsboro (919) 542-3057.
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The Burlington Times-News
7-15-1999
Mrs. Elsie S. Franklin
    Haw River — Mrs. Elsie Saunders Franklin, 74, of 4163 Salem Church Road, died at 6:17 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, 1999, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after two years of failing health, one week critical.
     A native of Clover, Va., (Halifax County), she was the wife of Mr. David B. Franklin Jr., who survives, and the daughter of Mr. Robert Marshall Saunders and Mrs. Ruby Blount Saunders, both deceased. She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church.
     Survivors other than her husband of the home include a daughter, Mrs. Carol Franklin King of Charlotte Hall, Md.; three sons, Mr. Steve D. Franklin and Mr. Gary N. Franklin, both of Graham, and Mr. Tim L. Franklin of Haw River; a sister, Mrs. Eva S. Vincent of Graham; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by two brothers, Mr. Robert Saunders and Mr. Jack Saunders; and a sister, Mrs. Virginia Whitfield.
    The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Salem United Methodist Church by the Rev. Benji W. Kelley, pastor. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
     The family will be at Salem United Methodist Church fellowship hall from 7 to 9 this evening and at other times at the home. The body will be placed in the church fellowship hall at 3 p.m. today.
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The Burlington Times-News
Dec. 20, 2004
Miss Lenora Franklin
    Graham — Miss Lenora Franklin, 80, of 4167 Salem Church Road, Haw River, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004, at 10:45 a.m. at Liberty Commons after three years of declining health and six weeks of critical health.
    A native of Cumberland County, she was the daughter of the late David B. Franklin Sr. and the late Annie Greene. She was a retired registered nurse. She was former nurse in the United States Navy. She was a member of and former Sunday School teacher at Salem United Methodist Church
    Surviving are one brother, David B. Franklin Jr. of Haw River; one niece Mrs. Carol F. King and husband Ernest of Charlotte Hall, Md.; and three nephews, Timothy L. Franklin of Dunn, N.C., Steve D. Franklin and wife Linda, and Gary N. Franklin all of Graham.
    She was predeceased by two sisters, Edna Catherine Franklin and Ila Susan Franklin.
    The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004, at Salem United Methodist Church with the Rev. Doug Lain presiding. Burial will follow in the church cemetery .
    The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham, and other times at the residence.
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The Burlington Times-News
Sept. 29, 2002
Logen Brook Franklin
    Snow Camp — Infant Logen Brook Franklin, of 7276 South N.C. 49, Snow Camp, N.C., died at 2:37 p.m. Thursday, September 26, 2002, at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C. after a lifelong battle with a heart condition.
    Logen was born March 2, 2002, at Alamance Regional Medical Center to her parents David Shawn Franklin and Paula Renee Dickey Franklin, who survive of the home.
    She is also survived by her Maternal Grandmother, Mrs. Vickie Heaton of Snow Camp; Paternal Grandparents, Steve and Linda Franklin of Graham; Maternal Great-Grandparents, Paul and Faye Dickey of Snow Camp; Paternal Great-Grandfather, David Franklin of Haw River; Aunt and Uncle Chris and Tory Apple of Graham.
    Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday September 30, 2002, at the McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Graham with the Reverend David Jackson, pastor of Bethel Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the McClure Funeral Home in Graham Sunday evening from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. At other times at the home of Paul & Faye Dickey, 6735 South N.C. 49, Snow Camp.
    Logen was a special angel and was here for a short period of time, but she touched so many lives and will always be missed.
    She has gone to be with her Lord and other loved ones in Heaven, where she will have no more pain because she now has a new heart.
    Logen, your Mom & Dad love you very much and will play with you again someday soon. We will always think of you and know that you are watching over us. We will miss you so much but we loved you enough to let you go home to heaven.
    We Love You, Mom & Dad.
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Greensboro News & Record
July 5, 1994
Geneva Hall Fuller
    Haw River - Mrs. Geneva Hall Fuller, 63, of 3634 Merts St. died at 2:45 a.m. Monday, July 4, 1994, at her residence, after a lengthy illness.
    Born in Buchanan County, Va., she was the daughter of Earl Hall and the late Ocie Keen Hall. She attended Victory Worship Center.
    Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 6 at Rich & Thompson Chapel in Graham by the Rev. Don Overman, Victory Worship Center, and the Rev. Ansell Childress, Rowe Pentecostal Holiness Church. Burial will be in Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery.
    Surviving are husband, Mr. John Kyle Fuller of the home; daughters, Ms. Kay Frix of Graham, Mrs. Renee Dickson of Pittsboro; brothers, Mr. Clayton Hall of Climax, Mr. James Hall of Elon College; sister, Mrs. Helen Pruitt of Chapel Hill; two granddaughters; one great-grandson; father, Mr. Earl Hall of Chapel Hill.
    The family will be at the Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 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.
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The Burlington Times-News
7-25-1999
Mr. David H. George
    Saxapahaw — Mr. David Harold George, 54, of 5911 Church Road, died at 9 p.m. Friday, July 23, 1999, at his home after five years of failing health.
    A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Mrs. Marilyn Vogel George, who survives, and the son of Mr. Dallas George and Mrs. Fonnie Cox George, both deceased. He was retired from Hole-In-None Hosiery. He attended Mebane Church of God.
    Survivors other than his wife of the home include two sons, Mr. Christopher George of Graham and Mr. Joshua George of the home; two stepsons, Mr. Jeffrey Vogel of Charlotte and Mr. Robert Vogel of Yanceyville; three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Porter of Liberty, Mrs. Helen Cox of Snow Camp and Mrs. Elaine Westbrooks of Saxapahaw; and a brother, Mr. Marvin George of Saxapahaw.
    The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Graham by the Rev. Wayne Miller. Burial will be in Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery.
    The family will be at Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 7 to 9 this evening and at other times at the home.
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Greensboro News & Record
June 22, 1993
Junior Ray George
    Saxapahaw - Funeral for Junior Ray George, 55, of 5917 Church Road who died June 20, 1993, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rich & Thompson Funeral Home, Graham. Burial will be in Salem United Methodist Church cemetery.
    A native of Alamance County, he was retired from textile manufacturing and attended Saxapahaw Friends Church.
    Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Angelia Smith, Mrs. Terri Pruitt, both of Roxboro; son, Tommy George of Roxboro; mother, Mrs. Fonnie Cox George of the home; sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Porter of Liberty, Mrs. Helen Fox of Snow Camp, Mrs. Elaine Westbrook of Saxapahaw; brothers, Marvin George of Graham, David George of Saxapahaw; five grandchildren.
    The family will be at the funeral home 7-9 tonight.
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The Burlington Daily Times
Aug. 18, 1928
Bessie O. Gilley
Mrs. Gilley Passes in Leaksville
    Mrs. Bessie Gilley, aged 38 years, wife of Edgar Gilley, did last evening at 7:45 in the Leaksville hospital. 
    She was a resident of Spray, but went there recently from the Swepsonville section, where she spent most of her life.  The body was brought to Rich & Thompson's establishment here yesterday and this morning carried to the home of her brother, Joseph Overman, of Swepsonville.
    The funeral will be conducted at Salem Church, beyond Swepsonville, at Rev. O. C. Loy in charge, and the body interred in the church cemetery.
    She is survived by her husband and the following children; Norman, Lewis, McKinley, Esther and Iva Dell; by one sister, Miss Ossie Overman, and by her father, stepmother, and two half brothers, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Overman and Louis and Pride Overman, all of the Salem neighborhood.
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The Burlington Times-News
9-20-2000
Mrs. Gladys Burgess Greeson
    Graham — Mrs. Gladys Burgess Greeson, 76, of 4870 Mineral Springs Road, died at 7:58 p.m., Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after a critical illness of two weeks.
    A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Charles G. Greeson Jr., and the daughter of Mr. John Burgess and Mrs. Emma Burgess, both deceased. She was a member of Salem United
    Methodist Church and was a retired textile manufacturer.
    Survivors include a son, Mr. Tommy Gerald Greeson of the home; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
    The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Salem United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jeff Arthur, pastor. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    The family will be at Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 this evening, and at other times at the home.
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The Burlington Times-News
Aug. 27, 2005
John Rankin "Pete" Greeson
    Haw River — Mr. John Rankin "Pete" Greeson, 77, of 4075 Salem Church Road, Haw River, died at White Oak Manor on Thursday, August 25, 2005 at 12:00 p.m. following 10 years of declining health and four days critical illness.
    A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Fannie Horner Greeson, who survives, and the son of Charles Greeson Sr. and Elizabeth Anthony Greeson, both deceased. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, a former member of Meadow Creek Ruritan, and a retired textile employee.
    In addition to the wife of the home, survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Williams and husband, Robert, of Carthage, Mo.; one son, Mr. John Michael Greeson and wife, Sheila, of Haw River; one sister, Mrs. Virginia Poe of Burlington; five brothers, Mr. Gayle Greeson of Mebane, Mr. Ed Greeson of Mebane, Mr. Scott Greeson of Haw River, Mr. Wayne Greeson of Graham, and Mr. Jerry Greeson of Graham; three grandchildren, Mr. John R. Greeson and wife, Nicole, of Hillsborough, Mrs. Sarah E. Black and husband, Bryan, of Mebane, and Mr. Doug Williams of Carthage, Mo.; and one great-grandchild, Miss Elizabeth Black of Mebane.
    He was preceded in death by a grandchild, Hank Williams.
    The funeral will be conducted at Salem United Methodist Church on Sunday, August 28, 2005, at 3:00 p.m. by the Rev. David W. Girod. Burial will follow in the church cemetery . The body will be taken to the church 30 minutes prior to the service.
    The family will receive friends at the Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Graham today, August 27, 2005, from 6 to 8 p.m., and at other times they will be at the residence.
    Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
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The Burlington Times-News
1-2-2003
Mr. Hight Crawford Hamby
    Whitsett - Mr. Hight Crawford Hamby, 76, of 1612 N.C. 61, died at 3:36 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2002, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness.
    A native of Guilford County, he was the husband of Mrs. Barbara Stewart Hamby, who survives, and the son of the late Melvin W. Hamby and Annie Scarborough Hamby. He was a retired maintenance supervisor for Alamance Community College, and a former employee of Burlington Industries, Mayfair Plant. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, where he was president of the Men’s Sunday school class.
    Survivors other than his wife of the home include four daughters, Mrs. Wanda Hill and husband, Donnie, of Gibsonville, Mrs. Linda Riley and husband, Jay, and Mrs. Carolyn Harrell and husband, Mitch, all of Burlington, and Mrs. Barbara Bradshaw and husband, Todd, of Saxapahaw; a son, Mr. Wayne Hamby and wife, Kim, of Julian; a brother, Mr. Clayton Hamby and wife, Virginia, of Mebane; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by five sisters, Edna Shoffner, Telza Pendergraph, Aileen Apple, Alma Shore, and Mary Dodson; and two brothers, Mr. Alex Hamby and Mr. Fred Hamby.
    The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Salem United Methodist Church by the Rev. Doug Lain. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    The family will be at the Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and at other times at the residence.
    Memorials may be made to the Memorial Association of Salem United Methodist Church, c/o Virginia Hamby, 6460, N.C. 54, Mebane, N.C. 27302 or to Salem United Methodist Church, 4924 Salem Church Road, Haw River, N.C. 27258
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The Burlington Times-News
Jan 4. 2006
J. Earl Hamby
    Graham — Mr. J. Earl Hamby, 59, of 3124 Oakridge Drive, Graham, died suddenly at Stokes Reynolds Hospital in Danbury, N.C. on Sunday, January 1, 2006 at 2 p.m.
    A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Darnell Jackson Hamby, who survives, and the son of the late William Alexander Hamby and Mrs. Dillie Bradshaw Hamby, who survives.
    He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps serving during the Vietnam War and was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, active in the international and local missions, president of the New Disciples Sunday school class, and an active member of the Lay Leadership Team. He was a member of the Meadow Creek Ruritan Club and the Tarheel Paddles Club.
    In addition to the wife of the home and the mother of Graham, survivors include a son, Shawn Alexander Hamby and wife, Kelly, of Graham; a sister, Ms. Mildred Diane Keck of Sunset Beach; and one grandchild, Lia Hamby.
    The funeral will be conducted at Salem United Methodist Church on Thursday, January 5, 2006 at 2 p.m. by the Rev. David Girod. Burial will follow in the church cemetery . The body will be taken to the church 30 minutes prior to the service.
    The family will receive friends at the Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 this evening, and at other times they will be at the residence.
    Memorials may be made to Salem UMC/MIM, 4471 Salem Church Road, Haw River, N.C. 27258 to support Earl’s passion for Ministries in Mission.
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The Burlington Times-News
6-4-1999
Mrs. Gertrude S. Ingold
    Graham — Mrs. Gertrude Sykes Ingold, 72, of 2409 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Road, died at 6:10 a.m. Thursday, June 3, 1999, at her home after three years of failing health, one week critical.
    A native of Orange County, she was the wife of Mr. Homer L. Ingold, who survives, and the daughter of Mr. James Brady Sykes and Mrs. Alice Dodson Sykes, both deceased. She was retired from Dixie Yarns and was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Good Samaritan Sunday School Class and was a former choir member.
    Survivors other than her husband of the home include a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Peggy) Crabtree of Graham; two sons, Mr. James L. Ingold of the home and Mr. Bobby D. Ingold of Graham; a brother, Mr. J. Hubert Sykes of Mebane; and four grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Eula Thompson.
    The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Salem United Methodist Church by the Rev. Benji Kelley, pastor, the Rev. Curtis Oakley, interim minister of Moore’s Chapel Baptist Church, and the
    Rev. Arnold Faw, pastor of Saxapahaw Evangelical Friends Church. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    The family will be at Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 7 to 9 this evening, and at other times at the home.
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Burlington Daily Times-News
1-5-1970
John Robert Ingold
    Graham - John Robert Ingold, 84, of Rt. 2, Graham, died at his home Sunday morning at 6:50 o'clock after several years of failing health and five months of critical illness.
    A native of Guilford County, he was the son of the late Peter Arlindo and Rachel Boone Ingold. 
    He was the husband of the late Mrs. Cora Ray Ingold and a member of Salem United Methodist Church, and was a retired farmer.
    He is survived by one daughter, Mr. [sic] Wade Foust of Rt. 2, Graham; two sons, Homer and Edgar Ingold, both of Rt. 2 Graham; one sister Mrs. Willard Powell of Winston-Salem; and one brother, J. S. Ingold of Rt. 1, Haw River.
    Final Rites will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Salem United Methodist Church. The Rev. Carson O. Wiggins, pastor, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. George W. Thompson. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
    The body will remain at the home of his son, Homer Ingold of Rt. 2, Graham, until taken to the church to lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service.
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Greensboro News & Record
September 9, 1995
W. Adrian Jobe
    Graham - Mr. W. Adrian Jobe, 87, of 5447 Mineral Springs Road died Friday, Sept. 8, 1995.
    Funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Salem United Methodist Church.
    The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. tonight at Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Graham.
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The Burlington Times-News
June 16, 2004
Randy Wayne Kime
    Graham — Mr. Randy Wayne Kime, 45, of 1763 Crissy Lane, died Monday, June 14, 2004, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill after a sudden illness.
    A native of Alamance County, he was a carpenter and was a member of Salem United Methodist Church.
    Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Geraldine Tillman Sharpe and husband, Roy, of the home; his father, Mr. Ernest E. Kime and wife, Jean, of Cedar Grove; three stepsons, Mr. J. R. Tilson, Mr. Jesse Tilson, and Mr. Josh Tilson, all of Seattle, Wash.; a sister, Mrs. Deborah Stump and husband, Jack, of Haw River; and two brothers, Mr. Michael Kime of Garner and Mr. Keith Kime and wife, Robin, of Graham.
    The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 17, 2004, at Salem United Methodist Church by the Rev. Doug Lain. Burial will be in the church cemetery .
    The body will remain at the Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Graham until taken to the church one hour prior to the service.
    The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall following the service, and at other times will be at the residence.
    Memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church Ministries in Mission, 4924 Salem Church Road, Haw River, N.C. 27258.
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The Burlington Times-News
Feb. 18, 2005
Jennette Huckaby Layton
    Graham — Mrs. Jennette Huckaby Layton , 86, formerly of Graham, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, at Palmer Hinson First Health Richmond Memorial Hospital in Rockingham, N.C. after several years of declining health.
    She was born September 19, 1918, in Kannapolis, N.C., a daughter of the late Henry and Cecile Huckaby. She was wife of the late Ross Layton . She was a member of the Graham Church of the Nazarene.
    Surviving are three daughters, Marie Barrett and husband, Darrell, of Graham, N.C., Jo Ann Skinner and husband, Gerry, of Jacksonville, N.C., and Joyce Graham and husband, Jim, of Rockingham, N.C.; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and sister, Russie Matthews of Charlotte, N.C.
    The funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday at Salem United Methodist Church in Graham, conducted by the Rev. Doug Lain, and the Rev. Bob Sargent. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body will be taken to the church 30 minutes prior to the service.
    The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 this evening at the Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Graham. Other times they will be at the residence of a daughter, Marie Barrett, 4911 Swepsonville-Saxapahaw Road, Graham, N.C.
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Greensboro News & Record
March 18, 1992
Ross Layton
    Graham - Ross Layton, 79, of 4915 Swepsonville-Saxapahaw Road died Tuesday, March 17, 1992, at Duke Medical Center.
    Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Graham Nazarene Church, of which he was a member. Burial will be in Salem United Methodist Church cemetery.
    A native of Alamance County, he was a retired employee of Isley Knitting Co.
    Surviving are wife, Mrs. Jennette Huckaby Layton; daughters, Mrs. Marie Barrett of Graham, Mrs. Jo Ann Skinner of Jacksonville, Mrs. Joyce Graham of Rockingham; brother, Fentress Layton of Burlington; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
    The family will be at Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Graham 7-9 p.m. today, other times at the residence.
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Greensboro News & Record
September 11, 1995
Ruth A. Ledbetter
    Graham - Ruth A. Ledbetter, 73, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 1995.
    Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery.
    There will be no visitation. Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Graham is in charge of arrangements.
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Greensboro News & Record (NC)
Sept. 17, 2001
Gerald Anderson Lewis
    Mr. Gerald Anderson Lewis, 64, loving husband, father and grandfather, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, at Moses Cone Hospital.
    The funeral for Mr. Lewis will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001, at Forbis and Dick Funeral Home, N. Elm Street Chapel, with the Rev. David Lewis Staton officiating. Interment will follow in Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery, Haw River.
    Mr. Lewis was born in High Point on Feb. 22, 1937, the son of the late Crafton "P.C." and Nellie Matthews Lewis and had been a resident of Greensboro since 1960. He graduated from Western Carolina University in 1959 and was a retired engineer with Bell South. Mr. Lewis was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, St. Johns United Methodist Church and a former member of the National Guard.
    He is survived by his wife, Maymie Jo Summey Lewis; two sons, Steven Crafton Lewis and wife, Laurie of Cary and Neal Anderson Lewis and wife, Kathy of Naples, Fla.; two granddaughters, Paige and Parker Lewis.
    The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, at Forbis and Dick Funeral Home, N. Elm St. Chapel.
    Flowers are accepted and memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.
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The Burlington Times-News
11-8-2000
Mrs. Nellie M. Lewis
    Elon College — Mrs. Nellie M. Lewis, 84, of 567 Meadowbrook Drive, died at 9:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 6, 2000, at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro.
    A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late Crafton “P.C” Lewis and the daughter of Mr. William M. Matthews and Mrs. Hanerbell Moon Matthews, both deceased. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church and a lifetime member of Salem United Methodist Church. She was a longtime employee of Burlington Industries and was retired from the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department.
    Survivors include a son, Mr. Gerald A. Lewis of Greensboro; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by a brother, Mr. William F. Matthews and three sisters, Mrs. Lela Matthews Dodson, Mrs. Myrtle Matthews Somers and Mrs. Mary Matthews Kiser.
    The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Faith United Methodist Church by the Rev. Ross Carter, pastor. Burial will be in Salem United Methodist Church 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 Faith United Methodist Church, 1732 W. Davis St., Burlington, N.C. 27215 or to Salem United Methodist Church, 4924 Salem Church Road, Haw River, N.C. 27258.
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The Burlington Times-News
9-25-2000
Mrs. Effie Deloris Lloyd
    Graham — Mrs. Effie Deloris “Lois” Lloyd, 75, of 912 Essex Drive, Graham died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, September 24, 2000 at her residence.
    A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Raymond Lloyd, and the daughter of Mr. George Phillips, and Mrs. Ola May Smith Phillips, both deceased. She was a member of the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church.
    Survivors include two daughters, Ms. Darlene Lloyd Henderson, and Ms. Linda Lloyd, both of Graham; a son, Mr. James Ray Lloyd of Graham; two sisters, Ms. Irma Lea Newlin, and Ms. Marie Boggs, both of Graham; a brother, Mr. Harold Phillips of Graham; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
    The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Rich and Thompson Chapel by the Rev. Randolph Wellford. Burial will be in Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery.
    The family will be at Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 6:30 to 8:30 Tuesday evening, and at other times at the residence.
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The Burlington Times-News
4-26-2002
Mrs. Margaret Durham Maddux
    Mebane — Mrs. Margaret Durham Maddux, 86, of Presbyterian Home of Hawfields, Mebane, died at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at Presbyterian Home of Hawfields after five years of declining health, and two weeks critical.
    A native of Chatham County, she was the wife of the late Lawson A. Maddux, and the daughter of the late Alonzo Durham and Mattie Smith Durham. She was retired from Sellars Manufacturing and was a member of Salem United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.
    Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Doris Jones and husband, Doug, of Haw River; a son, Mr. Tommy Simmons and wife, Cindy, of Marietta, Ga.; five grandchildren, Lawson Jones, Heather Rush, Keeley Simmons, Nicole Mabry, and Courtney Simmons; two great-grandchildren, Jordan Buffkin and Durham Mabry; and a sister, Mrs. Eloise Pickard of Snow Camp.
    The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Salem United Methodist Church by Dr. Jeff Arthurs. The body will be taken to the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    The family will be at the Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 this evening, and at other times at the residence of the daughter, Doris Jones, 4028 Salem Church Road, Haw River.
    Memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, 4924 Salem Church Road, Haw River, N.C. 27258.
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The Burlington Times-News
9-1-2001
Mr. Taylor Scott Matthews
    Burlington — Mr. Taylor Scott Matthews, 71, of 2209 Wilkins St., died at 3:05 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, 2001, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after two years of failing health and a critical illness of one week.
    A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Mrs. Elizabeth Montjoy Matthews, who survives, and the son of William Floyd Matthews and Josephine Rogers Matthews, both deceased. He retired from the U. S. Navy after 20 years of service and was a retired auto mechanic. He was of the Methodist faith.
    Survivors other than his wife of the home include a daughter, Mrs. Charlotte Matthews Cathey of Charlotte; two sons, Mr. Harold Dean Matthews of Charlotte and Mr. Kenith Wayne Matthews of Chesapeake, Va.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Sharon Carranza of Burlington; two stepsons, Mr. Daryl Montjoy of Burlington and Mr. Keith Montjoy of Graham; six grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
    He was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Crystal Hodges; and two brothers, Mr. Woody Matthews and Mr. Henry Matthews.
    The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Graham by the Rev. Mark Gammon. Burial will be in Salem United Methodist Church cemetery.
    The family will receive friends at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 this evening, and at other times at the residence
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Greensboro News & Record
December 16, 1991
Ophelia Wilson Needham
    Graham - Mrs. Ophelia Wilson Needham, 76, of 4607 N.C. 54 East died Saturday at Alamance County Hospital.
    Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Salem United Methodist Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    A native of Guilford County, she was owner of Briarfield Farms. She was a member of the N.C. Dairy Association, a past member of the N.C. Milk Commission and a former teacher at King's Business College in Greensboro.
    Surviving are daughter, Mrs. Judith Gilley of Pilot Mountain; sons, Daniel A. Needham of Isle Verde, Puerto Rico, William J. ``Bill'' Needham of Mebane; brother, S. K. Wilson of Washington, N.C.; five grandchildren.
    The family will be at Rich & Thompson Funeral Home 7-9 p.m. today, other times at the residence.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, 4924 Salem Church Road, Haw River, N.C. 27258.
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The Burlington Times-News
Sept. 3, 1999
Mr. Ervin J. Newlin
    Graham — Mr. Ervin Junius Newlin, 71, of 5765 Swepsonville-Saxapahaw Road, died at 9:50 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999, at Chapel Hill Rehabilitation and Health Care Center after an illness of two months.
    A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Mrs. Irma Phillips Newlin, who survives, and the son of Mr. Leland Leonidas Newlin and Mrs. Rosa Lashley Newlin, both deceased. He was retired from Anderson Energy and was a member of Chatham Friends Meeting.
    Survivors other than his wife of the home include two daughters, Mrs. Gene (Patricia) Newlin Farrell and Mrs. David (Lynn) Newlin-Clapp, both of Graham; a sister, Mrs. Glenn (Rachel) Fitch of Burlington; and a brother, Mr. Leonidas Blair Newlin of Snow Camp.
    The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Graham by the Rev. Rosser Clapp. Burial will be in Salem United Methodist Church cemetery.
    The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 Saturday evening, and at other times at the home.
    Memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, 4924 Salem Church Road, Haw River, N.C. 27258.
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The Burlington Times-News
3-25-2002
Mrs. Nora Bowers Overman
    Graham — Mrs. Nora Bowers Overman, 90, formerly of Graham Road in Haw River, died at 8:55 a.m., Saturday, March 23, 2002 at Rehabilitation and Healthcare of Alamance after declining health.
A native of Graham County, she was the daughter of the late George Bowers and the late Margaret Bowers. She was the wife of the late Oliver Lewis Overman. She was a retired textile worker.
    Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Frazier of Graham; two sons, Mr. James P. Overman of Graham and Mr. Roy L. Overman of Lyons, Kan.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
    The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Graham. Burial will be at Salem United Methodist Church cemetery. The Rev. Greg Williams, of Grace Covenant Church of God, will officiate.
    The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. at Rich and Thompson Funeral Home prior to the service. At other times they will be at the home of James Overman, 1021 Arthur Drive, Graham.
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The Burlington Times-News
08-02-03-1999
Mr. William Overman
    Graham — Mr. William A. “Pinto” Overman, 61, of 4901 Greenbrook Drive, Charlotte, died at 5:50 p.m. Saturday, July 31, 1999, at Mercy Hospital after eight months of failing health, two weeks critical.
    A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Mrs. Jean Randolph-Overman, who survives, and the son of Mrs. Mildred Riley Overman, who survives, and the late Mr. Pride C. Overman. He was a retired staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He served in the Vietnam Conflict and was a member of the American Legion and Salem United Methodist Church.
    Survivors other than his wife of the home and mother of Haw River include two daughters, Mrs. Janmice Phal of Salinas, Calif., and Ms. Beth Overman of Durham; a son, Mr. John T. Overman of Charlotte; a sister, Mrs. Earlene Morris of Chapel Hill; a brother, Mr. Ray Overman of Burlington; and three grandchildren.
    The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Salem United Methodist Church by the Rev. Benji Kelley.
    The family will be at Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 this evening and at other times at the home of the mother, 5159 Salem Church Road, Haw River.
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The Burlington Times-News
5-9-2000
Mrs. Essie Leach Paris
    Graham — Mrs. Essie Leach Paris, 80, of 5473-A Swepsonville-Saxapahaw Road, died at 11:20 a.m. Monday, May 8, 2000, at her home after two years of failing health, one week critical.
    A native of Greenville, S.C., she was the wife of Mr. Jack Paris, who survives, and the daughter of Mr. Carl Morgan Leach and Mrs. Beulah Nelson Leach, both deceased. She was retired from Haw River Remnant Shop and was a member of Salem United Methodist Church.
    Survivors other than her husband of the home include a daughter, Mrs. Bennie Paris Smith of Atlanta; two sons, Mr. George Paris of Cooley of Easly, S.C., Mrs. Jessie Solomon of Chambersburg, Pa., Mrs. Lois Ryan of Winston-Salem, Mrs. Betty Wicker of Asheboro; a brother, Mr. Donald Ray Leach of Burlington; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Ruby Randolph; and a brother, Mr. Edgar Leach.
    The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Salem United Methodist Church by the Rev. Benji Kelly and the Rev. Sam Martin III. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 Wednesday evening.
    Memorials may be made to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, P.O. Box 2122, Burlington, N.C. 27216-2122.
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Greensboro News & Record
January 2, 1995
Helen L. Paris
    Haw River - Helen L. Paris, 81, of Haw River died Sunday, January 1, 1995.
    Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Salem United Methodist Church.
    The family will receive friends at the Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham tonight from 7-9 p.m.
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The Burlington Times-News
4-23-2001
Mr. James Jackson Paris
    Graham — Mr. James Jackson “Uncle Jack” Paris, 80, of 5475-A Swepsonville-Saxapahaw Road, died at 1:02 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2001, at his son’s residence after two years of failing health, one week critical.
    A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of the late Mrs. Essie Leach Paris and the son of Mr. George Walker Paris and Mrs. Bennie Durham Paris, both deceased. He was owner and operator of Jack Paris Store for 55 years. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, where he was in the Men’s Bible Class.
    He was an Alamance County commissioner from 1968 to 1972 and from 1976 to 1984.
    He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, and was a member of the Thomas M. Holt Masonic Lodge No. 492 AF and AM. He was a lifetime member of the Burlington Shrine Club and was a member of the American Legion Post, Snow Camp. He was manager of the 54 Ramblers during the 1950s.
    Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Bennie (Keller) Smith of Atlanta; two sons, Mr. George (Brenda Allen) Paris of Mebane and Mr. Nelson (Rachel) Paris of Graham; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
    The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Salem United Methodist Church by Dr. Jeff Arthurs and the Rev. Sam Martin. Burial will be in Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery.
    The Thomas M. Holt Masonic Lodge No. 492 AF and AM will meet for emergent communications at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday to conduct Masonic graveside rites.
    The family will be at Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 Tuesday evening, and at other times at the home of a son, Mr. Nelson Paris, 1488 Snipes Road, Graham.
    Memorials may be made to Masonic Home for Children of Oxford, 600 College St., Oxford, N.C. 27565, to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, P.O. Box 2122, Burlington, N.C. 27215, or to Salem Memorial Association, c/o Salem United Methodist Church, 4824 Salem Church Road, Haw River, N.C. 27258.
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Greensboro News & Record
October 9, 1992
Lawrence Johnston Paris
    Haw River - Lawrence Johnston Paris, 83, of 4804 Salem Church Road died Oct. 8, 1992, at Alamance County Hospital.
    Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Salem United Methodist Church, of which he was a member. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    A native of Alamance County, he was a retired supervisor for Sellers Manufacturing, a former member of the administrative board at his church, a former member of the cemetery committee at his church and a member of the Meadow Creek Puritan Club.
    Surviving are wife, Mrs. Helen Lloyd Paris; daughters, Mrs. Mary Jane Dodson, Mrs. June Sharpe, both of Haw River, Mrs. Brenda Tickle of Burlington; sister, Mrs. Marie Buckner of Graham; five grandchildren.
    The family will be at Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Graham 7-9 p.m. Saturday.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Salem United Methodist Church.
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The Burlington Times-News
8-9-10-1999
Mrs. Lelia B. Paris
    Graham — Mrs. Lelia Braxton Paris, 82, of 5135 Mineral Springs Road, died at 10:09 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, 1999, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness.
    A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of Mr. A. Marvie Paris, who survives, and the daughter of Mr. Thomas Herbert Braxton and Mrs. Bertha Ann Jones Braxton, both deceased. She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church.
    Survivors other than her husband of the home include a daughter, Mrs. Kathy Isley of Graham; a son, Mr. Gerald M. Paris of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Sophronia Simpson of Elon College and Mrs. Peggy Dixon of Graham; three brothers, Mr. Talmadge Braxton and Mr. Junius Braxton, both of Snow Camp, and Mr. William Braxton of Dover, Del.; a grandchild; and a step grandchild.
    She was preceded in death by a sister, Ms. Irene Braxton, and brother, Mr. Scott Braxton.
    The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Salem United Methodist Church by the Rev. Benji Kelley. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    The family will be at the home.
    Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham is in charge of arrangements.
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Greensboro News & Record
May 22, 1992
Paul Carter Pendergraph
    Graham - Paul Carter Pendergraph, 76, of 2535 Woods Lane died May 20, 1992, at the VA Hospital in Durham.
    Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Salem United Methodist Church, of which he was a member. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    A native of Pittsylvania County, Va., he was a retired superintendent for A&N Electric in Greensboro and an Army veteran of World War II.
    Surviving are wife, Mrs. Telza Hamby Pendergraph; sons, Melvin A. Pendergraph Sr. of Norwich, Conn., Leonard A. Pendergraph of Graham; sisters, Mrs. Coral L. Gilbert of Graham, Mrs. Aretta Bowman of Troy; brother, James S. Pendergraph of Waldorf, Md.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
    The family will be at Rich & Thompson Funeral Home 6-8 tonight.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Salem United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, Salem Church Road, Haw River, N.C. 27258.
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The Burlington Times-News
12-24-1999
Mrs. Telza Hamby Pendergraph
    Graham — Mrs. Telza Hamby Pendergraph, 84, formerly of Woods Lane, died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999, at Alamance Health Care Center after several years of declining health, two months critical.
    A native of Guilford County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Paul Carter Pendergraph and the daughter of Mr. Willis M. Hamby and Mrs. Annie Scarboro Hamby, both deceased. She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church.
    Survivors include two sons, Mr. Melvin A. Pendergraph of Norwich, Conn., and Mr. Leonard D. Pendergraph of  Graham; two sisters, Mrs. Allene Apple of Greensboro and Mrs. Alma Shore of Haw River; two brothers, Mr. Clayton Hamby of Mebane and Mr. Hight Hamby of Whitsett; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Mary Dodson and Mrs. Edna Shoffner, and two brothers, Mr. Fred Hamby and Mr. Alex Hamby.
    The funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Graham by the Rev. Benji Kelley, pastor of Salem United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery.
    The family will be at the Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday and at other times at the home of her son, 2460 Woods Lane, Graham.
    Memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, 4924 Salem Church Road, Haw River, N.C. 27258.
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The Burlington Times-News
April 27, 2005
Mrs. Virginia P. Ray
    Burlington — Mrs. Virginia P. Ray, 76, of 625 N. Mebane St., died at 3 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at her residence after a brief illness.
     A native of Rockingham County, she was the daughter of the late John R. Purgason and Kate Lawrence Purgason. She was retired from Old Dominion Box Company and Carolina Box Company, and was of the Baptist faith.
    Survivors include seven daughters, Mrs. Gail Webster and husband, Clyde, and Mrs. Susan Scott and husband, Tommy, all of Mebane, Ms. Vickie Brown and Mrs. Wendy Hundley and husband, Tommy, all of Burlington, Miss Robin Ray and Mrs. Kathy Lail, both of the home, and Mrs. Lisa Carver and husband, Red, of Elon; a son, Mr. Ricky Ray and wife, Lynette, of Burlington, a sister, Miss Mildred Purgason of Graham; a brother, Mr. G. A. "Ronnie" Purgason and wife, Doris, of California; 12 grandchildren; 20 greatgrandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; eight great-stepgrandchildren; two nieces; and three nephews.
    A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 28, 2005, at Salem United Methodist Church cemetery by the Rev. Bennie Smith.
    The family will be at the Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 12:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, and at other times at the residence.
    Memorials may be made to the Virginia P. Ray Fund, P.O. Box 658, Burlington, N.C. 27216.
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The Burlington Times-News
April 30, 2004
Arthur Benjamin "Monk" Sawyer
    Mebane — Mr. Arthur Benjamin "Monk" Sawyer, 85, of 2502 N.C. 119 South, died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at the Presbyterian Home of Hawfields after several years of declining health.
    A native of Orange County, he was the husband of Josephine Davis Sawyer, who died March 5, 2004, and the son of the late Samuel Elwood Sawyer and Jennie Gray Sawyer. He was a retired mechanic and the owner of Sawyer Garage. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church.
    Survivors include a son, Mr. Garland Ray Sawyer and wife, Peggy, of Graham; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
    The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 1, 2004, at the Rich & Rev. Doug Lain. Burial will be in Salem United Methodist Church cemetery .
    The family will be at the Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 4 to 6 p.m. today, and at other times at the residence of the son, Garland R. Sawyer, 1515 Stonegate Drive, Graham.
    Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, N.C. 27215 or to Salem United Methodist Church, 4924 Salem Church Road, Haw River, N.C. 27258.
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The Burlington Times-News
9-11-1999
Mrs. Elizabeth Sawyer
    Graham — Mrs. Elizabeth Shore Sawyer, 85, of 4731 N.C. 54, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999, at Duke University Medical Center in Durham after a short illness.
    A native of Randolph County, she was the wife of Mr. George Franklin Sawyer, who died July 13, 1998, and the daughter of Mr. Guthrie L. Shore and Mrs. Ida Hepler Shore, both deceased. She was retired from Kayser-Roth Hosiery. She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the United Methodist Women, a former teacher of the Louise Poole Sunday School Class and held many other church positions.
    Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Slaughter of Graham; four sisters, Mrs. Lula Mae Crawford of Graham, Mrs. Ollie Rhea Isley of Burlington, and Mrs. Jessie Crawford and Mrs. Katherine Scott, both of Haw River; four brothers, Mr. Raymond Shore, Mr. Walter Shore, Mr. Charlie Shore and Mr. Dewey “Mac” Shore, all of Haw River; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two stepgranchildren; and four great-stepgrandchildren.
    The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Salem United Methodist Church by the Rev. Benji Kelley, pastor. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    The family will be at Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 this evening.
    Memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church Parking Lot Fund, 4471 Salem Church Road, Haw River, N.C. 27258.
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Greensboro News & Record
December 6, 1992
Gladys Dodson Sawyer
    Graham - Mrs. Gladys Dodson Sawyer, 74, of 4414 N.C. 54 East, died Dec. 5, 1992, at her nephew's home at 3710 Mount Willen Road, Haw River.
    Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Rich & Thompson Chapel. Burial will be in the cemetery of Salem United Methodist Church, of which she was a member.
    A native of Alamance County, she was retired from Dura-Trend Hosiery.
    Surviving are sisters, Frances Walker and Roberta Sawyer, of Haw River, Elizabeth Conrad of Winston-Salem; brothers, Odell Dodson of Haw River, Nelsie Dodson of Mebane.
    The family will be at the funeral home 7-9 tonight, other times at the home of her nephew, J.S. Walker.
    Memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church Memorial Association, Salem Church Road, Haw River.
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The Burlington Daily Times-News
July 20, 1974
Seelene Shoe
    Mebane - Mrs. Seelene Thompson Shoe, of Rt. 2, Mebane, died at her home at 2 p.m. Friday following six months of failing health.
    She was a native of Alamance County, daughter of the late William B. and Rebecca Ray Thompson. She was a registered nurse and had done private duty at Alamance County and Memorial Hispital of Alamance.  She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church.
    Surviving are her husband, Clyde Shoe of the home, two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Coble of Graham and Mrs. Alice Crutchfield of Rt. 2, Haw River.
    Final rites will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Salem United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Robert Whitfield, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    The body will remain at Williams and Johnson Funeral Home in Mebane until taken to the church 30 minutes prior to the service.
    The family will be at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. to receive visitors.
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The Burlington Times-News
1-2-2000
Mrs. Alma Hamby Shore
    Haw River — Mrs. Alma Hamby Shore, 83, of 4166 Salem Church Road, died at 10:50 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000, at the Hospice Home of Alamance-Caswell after three years of failing health, one week critical.
    A native of Guilford County, she was the wife of Mr. Walter Guthrie Shore, who survives, and the daughter of Mr. Willis M. Hamby and Mrs. Annie Scarboro Hamby, both deceased. She retiredfrom being a nurses aide at Alamance County Hospital. She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church and of the Louise Poole Sunday school class and the United Methodist Women.
    Survivors other than her husband of the home include two daughters, Ms. Elaine Lobb of Lynchburg, Va., and Mrs. Louise Carter of Graham; two sons, Mr. Jerry Shore of Maclesfield and Mr. Alan Shore of Columbus, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Allene Apple of Greensboro; two brothers, Mr. Clayton Hamby of Mebane and Mr. Hight Hamby of Whitsett; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
    She was preceded in death by three sisters, Mrs. Mary Dodson, Mrs. Edna Shoffner and Mrs. Telza Pendergraph; two brothers, Mr. Fred Hamby and Mr. Alex Hamby; and a grandchild.
    The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday at Salem United Methodist Church by the Rev. Benji Kelley, pastor. The body will be placed in the church a half hour before the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    The family will be at Rich and Thompson Fuenral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 this evening and at other times at the residence.
    Memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, 4924 Salem Church Road, Haw River, N.C. 27258; or to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, P.O. Box 2122, Burlington, N.C. 27216.
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The Burlington Daily Times New
03-04-1932
Guthrie L. Shore died last night in local hospital
    Guthrie L. Shore, aged 45 years, prominent farmer of Thompson township, Route 7, Graham, died last night at 9 o'clock in a local hospital, where he was brought the day before in a last effort to save his life, after five weeks of illness. He was a native of Randolph county, but lived in Alamance a number of years.
    He is survived by his wife and the following children, Mrs. Lula May Crawford, Misses Elizabeth, Elizabeth Jessie, Mary Katherine and Ollie and Josephus, Walter, Charles and Dewey Shore.
    Route 1, Haw river, and by three brothers, M. L. Shore, Raleigh; and J. C. and Dugan Shore, High Point.
    He was a consistent member of Salem M. P. Church, and funeral service will be held there tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. T. J. Whitehead, assisted by Rev. H. L. Isley and burial will be made in the church cemetery.
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The Burlington Times-News
May 16, 2004
J. Raymond Shore
    Haw River — Mr. J. Raymond Shore, 95, of 3259 Phillips Chapel Road, died at 8:50 p.m. Friday, May 14, 2004 , at Hospice Home of Alamance after three years of declining health.
    A native of Randolph County, he was the son of the late Guthrie L. Shore and the late Ida Hepler Shore and the husband of the late Sallie Teer Shore and Mrs. Karen Thomas Shore, who survives, to whom he was faithfully married for 12 years. He was a retired employee of the city of Burlington and a member of the Salem United Methodist Church.
    Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Karen Thomas Shore of the home; three sisters, Mrs. Jessie Crawford of Graham, Mrs. Ollie Rhea Isley of Burlington, and Mrs. Catherine Scott of Haw River; and two brothers, Charles Shore Sr. and Autman Shore, both of Haw River.
    He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Sawyer and Mrs. Lula Mae Crawford; and two brothers, the Rev. Jack Shore and Walter Shore.
    The funeral will be conduced at 11 a.m. Monday at Salem United Methodist Church by the Rev. Doug Lain. Burial will be in the church cemetery .
    The body will remain at Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham where it will remain until taken to the church to lie in state for 30 minutes before the service. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall immediately following the funeral service.
    Memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery Memorial Association, c/o Sandra Dodson, 3253-A Mt. Willen Road, Haw River, NC 27258 or to Hospice of Alamance/Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215.
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The Burlington Times-News
3-31-2002
Mrs. Mildred Pate Shore
    Haw River — Mrs. Mildred Pate Shore, 78, of 4610 Salem Church Road, died at 7:05 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2002, at her home after four years of declining health.
    A native of Escambia County, Fla., she was the wife of Mr. Autman D. "Mac" Shore, who survives, and the daughter of William Dudley Pate and Florence English Pate, both deceased. She was a retired civil service employee with the U.S. government.
    The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Salem United Methodist Church by Dr. Jeff Arthurs. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    The family will be at Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 5 to 6 p.m. today, and at other times at the home.
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The Burlington Times-News
10-20-2001
Mr. Walter Guthrie Shore
    Haw River — Mr. Walter Guthrie Shore, 85, of 4166 Salem Church Road, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after several years of declining health and a critical illness of three days.
    A native of Randolph County, he was the husband of the late Alma Hamby Shore, and the son of the late Guthrie L. Shore and Ida Hepler Shore. He was a former employee of Burlington Engineering and retired from Western Electric as a welder. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Swepsonville Fire Department. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church where he was a former Sunday school superintendent, a Sunday school teacher of the Men’s Class and has served on the Administrative Board and the Building Committee.
    Survivors include two daughters, Ms. Elaine Lobb of Lynchburg, Va., and Mrs. Louise Carter of Graham; two sons, Mr. Jerry Shore of Macclesfield and Mr. Alan Shore of Columbus, Ohio; four sisters, Mrs. Jessie Crawford and Mrs. Katherine Scott, both of Haw River, Mrs. Lula Mae Crawford of Graham and Mrs. Ollie Rea Isley of Burlington; three brothers, Mr. Autman “Mac” Shore, Mr. Raymond Shore and Mr. Charlie Shore, all of Haw River; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
    He was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Sawyer; a brother, the Rev. Jack Shore; and a granddaughter, Andrea Shore.
    The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Salem United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jeff Arthurs. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    The family will be at the Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 4 to 6 this evening, and at other times at the residence.
    Memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church General Budget Fund, c/o Mrs. Gina Potts, 1900 Swepsonville Road, Graham, N.C. 27253.
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The Burlington Times-News
April 4, 2004
Mrs. Agnes Davis Smith
    Haw River — Mrs. Agnes Davis Smith, 91, of 3832 Mary’s Grove Church Road, died at 9:15 p.m. Friday, April 2, 2004 at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.
    A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late Robert Rezzie Smith and the daughter of the late George Craven Davis and Mamie Riley Davis. She was a member of Phillips Chapel United Methodist Church where she was a life member of the United Methodist Women and a former Secretary/Treasurer.
    Survivors include a son, Robert M. Smith, and wife, Coletta, of Haw River; and two granddaughters, Heather Smith and Bridgett Smith, both of Graham.
    She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Thomason and Mrs. Mattie Shore; and three brothers, Rev. George Alson Davis, Homer Davis, and Leroy Davis.
    The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. today at Phillips Chapel United Methodist Church by Rev. Ebren Allen and Rev. John Shields. Burial will be in Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery.
    The family will receive friends in the Fellowship Hall of the Phillips Chapel United Methodist Church from 2-3 p.m. today. Other times the family will be at their residence of the granddaughters, Bridgett and Heather Smith, 4183 Hwy NC 54, Graham.
    Memorials may be made to the Phillips Chapel United Methodist Church Memorial Cemetery Association, 2557 Bruce Wood Road, Graham, NC 27253 or to the Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery Association, c/o Sandra Dodson, 3253-A, Mt. Willen Road, Haw River, NC 27258.
    Rich & Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service of Graham is in charge of arrangements.
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The Burlington Times-News
Jan. 15, 2006
Mrs. Elizabeth Thompson Smith
    Graham — Mrs. Elizabeth Thompson Smith, 86, of 2502 S. N.C. 119, Mebane, died Saturday, January 14, 2006, at 11 a.m. at the Presbyterian Home of Hawfields following two weeks critical illness.
    A native of Alamance County, she was wife of the late Homer C. Smith and daughter of the late Joseph Wright Thompson and Betty Minor Thompson. Mrs. Smith was a retired textile employee and a member of Salem  United Methodist Church.
    Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Annie Lee Dance of Mebane, and two brothers, Ernest H. Thompson of Snow Camp and Glenn E. Thompson and wife Carolyn of Graham.
    Services will be held 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 16 at the Rich & Thompson Chapel in Graham with the Rev. David Girod officiating. Burial will United Methodist Church Cemetery.
    The family will receive friends at the Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday prior to the service and other times at the residence of Glenn & Carolyn Thompson, 1923 Meadowview Dr., Graham.
    Memorials may be made to the Salem  United Methodist Church Memorial Association, c/o Cathy Isley, 5135 Mineral Springs Road, Graham, N.C. 27253 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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Herald-Sun, The (Durham, NC)
September 12, 2005
John Haskins Smith
    Graham - Mr. John Haskins Smith, 91, of John Thompson Road, died Sunday morning, September 11, 2005, at the Burlington Manor Discovery Program after four weeks of declining health. A native of Alamance County, he was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church. He was retired from Sellars Manufacturing of Saxapahaw.
    Survivors include her daughter, Ruth Baxton and her husband, Ernest, of Chapel Hill; sons, Bryant H. Smith, and wife, Judy, of Lorain, Ohio, Clinton W. Smith and wife, Brenda, of Graham; sister, Aylease Smith Cooper, of Graham; sister-in-law, Mattie Smith, of Saxapahaw; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Rachel Sykes Smith, who died in 1998, parents, Luther Southern Smith and Cora Effie Greeson Smith; sisters, Ola Smith Phillips, Gladys Smith Thomasson; and brothers, Greef Smith and Jack Smith.
    Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 14, 2005, at the McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Graham with the Rev. Jeanne Neal and the Rev. David Girod officiating. Burial will follow in Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery.
    The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 until 9 p.m. on Tuesday evening and at other times at the home of Clinton and Brenda Smith, 4924 Salem Church Road, Haw River, NC 27258.
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Burlington Daily Times-News
Sept. 22, 1964
Nezzie C. Smith
    Haw River - Mrs. Nezzie Crutchfield Smith, 72, of the Salem community on Rt. 1, Haw River, died at her residence last night at 9:30 o'clock following three months of failing health.
    A native of Alamance County, she was the daughter of the late James S. and Bettie Thompson Crutchfield. She was a member of Salem Methodist Church, the Women's Society of Christian Service and the Louise Poole Sunday School Class.
    She is survived by her husband, W. Jess Smith of Rt. 1, Haw River; tow daughters, Mrs. Odell Dodson,  and Mrs. Curtis Dodson, both of Rt. 1, Haw River; three sons, Rezzie R. Smith of Rt. 2, Graham, John W. Smith of Rt. 2, Snow Camp, and Clarence H. Smith of Avon Park, Fla.; five grandchildren and two great - grandchildren.
    Final rites will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at Salem Methodist Church by   Rev. Horace Ferguson, pastor, Rev. William A. Seawell, former pastor, and Rev. Jack Shore. Burial will be in Salem Methodist Church Cemetery.
    The body will remain at the Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham until taken to the church to lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. The family will be at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 9 o'clock.
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Greensboro News & Record
January 31, 1998
Mrs. Rachel S. Smith
    Graham - Mrs. Rachel Sykes Smith, 81, of 2301-B John Thompson Road, died at 5:10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 1998, at Duke University Medical Center after a one-day illness.
    A native of Orange County, she was the wife of Mr. John H. Smith, who survives, and the daughter  of Mr. Steve B. Sykes and Mrs. Robena Jones Sykes, both deceased. She was retired from Sellars Manufacturing Co., and was a member of Salem United Methodist Church.
    Survivors other than her husband of the home include one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Ann Braxton of Chapel Hill; two sons, Mr. Bryant H. Smith of Lorain, Ohio, and Mr. Clinton W. Smith of Graham; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Dellie S. Ray and a brother, Mr. Roland ``Bo'' Sykes.
    The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Salem United Methodist Church by the  Rev. Benjamin Kelly, pastor. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    The family will be at the McClure Funeral Home in Graham this evening from 7 to 9, and at other times at the home.
    Memorials may be made to the Salem United Methodist Church or to the Salem United Methodist Memorial Association, 4471 Salem Church Road, Haw River, N.C. 27258.
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Burlington Daily Times-News
Oct. 23, 1964
William Jess Smith
    Haw River - William Jess Smith, 83, of Rt. 1, Haw River, died at his home this morning at 6 o'clock following two and one-half years of failing health and four weeks of critical illness.
    A native of Chatham County, he was a son of the late Manly Baker Smith and Mrs. Sarah Hackney Smith. A well known retired carpenter and farmer, he was the husband of Mrs. Nezzie Crutchfield Smith, who died on Sept. 21 of this year.
    Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Odell Dodson and Mrs. Curtis Dodson, both of Rt. 1, Haw River; three sons, Rezzie R. Smith of Rt. 2, Graham, John W. Smith of Rt. 2, Snow Camp, and Clarence H. Smith of Avon Park, Fla.; one brother, Percy E. Smith of Rt. 1, Haw River; five grandchildren and two great - grandchildren.
    Final rites will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at Salem Methodist Church by the pastor, Rev. Horace Ferguson, assisted by a former pastor, Rev. William A. Seawell, and Rev. Jack C. Shore, pastor of Belmont Methodist Church.
    The body will remain at the Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham 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 7 to 9 o'clock.
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Greensboro News & Record
October 27, 1992
Peggy Crutchfield Stafford
    Graham - Mrs. Peggy Crutchfield Stafford, 61, of 117 Southern High School Road died Oct. 25, 1992, at Alamance County Hospital.
    Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Salem United Methodist Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    A native of Alamance County, she was a registered nurse.
    Surviving are husband, J. Haldean Stafford; daughter, Becky Stafford of High Point; son, Kenneth Stafford of Burlington; father, John C. Stafford of Graham; brother, Johnny Crutchfield of Graham; two grandchildren.
    The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham 7-9 tonight.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, 4471 Salem Church Road, Haw River, N.C. 27258.
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Greensboro News & Record
March 24, 1992
David T. Tapp
    Graham - David T. Tapp, 80, of 522 E. Pine St. died Monday, March 23, 1992, at Duke Medical Center.
    Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Salem United Methodist Church, of which he was a member. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    A native of Orange County, he was a retired employee of Kewaunee Scientific Equipment Co.
    Surviving are wife, Mrs. Eva Henderson Tapp; daughter, Mrs. Emily Chadwick of Butner; son Randy Tapp of Snow Camp; sisters, Mrs. Christine Bradshaw of Graham, Mrs. Betty Dodson of Haw River; one granddaughter.
    The family will be at McClure Funeral Home 7-9 p.m. today, other times at the residence.
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The Burlington Times-News
11-24-2000
Mrs. Eva Henderson Tapp
    Graham — Mrs. Eva Henderson Tapp, 85, died Thursday morning, Nov. 23, 2000, at Rehabilitation and Health Care of Chapel Hill, after a illness of three months. She was a former resident at 522 E. Pine St., Graham.
    A native of Chapel Hill, she was the wife of the late Mr. David Thomas Tapp and the daughter of Mr. James H. Henderson and Mrs. Sally Williams Henderson, both deceased. She was retired from the Print Shop of Burlington Industries. She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, where she was a member and past president of the Women’s Society.
    Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Emily T. Chadwick of Butner; a son, Mr. Randy Tapp of Snow Camp; and a grandchild.
    The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Salem United Methodist Church by the Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Arthurs. Burial will be in Salem Church Cemetery.
    The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 7 to 9 p.m. this evening, and at other times at the home of the son, Mr. Randy Tapp, 610 Lambe Road, Snow Camp.
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Greensboro News & Record
June 18, 1994
Benjamin H. Thompson
    Graham - Mr. Benjamin H. Thompson, 75, of 4844 Snow Camp Road died Friday, June 17, 1994.
    Funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 19 at Salem United Methodist Church. The family will be at Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 7-9 tonight.
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The Burlington Times-News
4-5-2001
Mrs. Carnell Overman Thompson
    Graham — Mrs. Carnell Overman Thompson, 73, of 4844 Snow Camp Road, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at her home.
    A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late Mr. Benjamin H. “Ben” Thompson, and the daughter of Mr. Lacy Newlin Overman and Mrs. Hattie Rudd Overman, both deceased. She was retired from Greenwich Mills and was a former part-time employee of Carolina Biological. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.
    Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. H. L. (Patsy) Harrelson of Graham; a son, Mr. Billy Ben Thompson of Graham; a brother, Mr. Gurney Overman of Mebane; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
    The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Friday at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Graham by Dr. Jeff Arthurs, pastor of Salem United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    The family will be at Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 7 to 9 this evening and at other times at the home of the daughter, Mrs. Patsy Harrelson, 4539 E. Greensboro-Chapel Hill Road, Graham.
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The Burlington Times-News
7-13-2000
Mr. Gary Wayne Tickle
    Haw River — Mr. Gary Wayne Tickle, 55, of 4804 Salem Church Road, died at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, 2000, at Alamance Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness.
    A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Mrs. Brenda Paris Tickle, who survives, and the son of Mrs. Alyse Brown Tickle, who survives, and the late Mr. James V. Tickle Jr. He was employed by Vocational Trades of Alamance and was a member of the Association of Retarded Citizens. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the S.M.I. Group, the New Disciples Sunday School Class and a former member of the Celebration Singers.
    Survivors other than his wife of the home and mother of Burlington include four sisters, Mrs. Linda Carole Van Fleet, and Mrs. Sylvia Harris, both of Burlington, Ms. Rena Crumpler of Elon College and Mrs. Bette Anderson of Greenville, S.C.; and step-grandmother, Mrs. Maurine Brown of Burlington.
    The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Salem United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jeff Arthurs, pastor. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    The family will be at Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 5 to 7 this evening, and at other times at the home.
    Memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church Memorial Association, c/o Mrs. Virginia Hamby, 6460 N.C. 54 East, Mebane, N.C. 27302.
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Greensboro News & Record (NC)
January 21, 2004
Carson Olin "Lin" Wiggins Jr.
    Pittsboro - Mr. Carson Olin "Lin" Wiggins Jr., 49, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, at Montgomery Memorial Hospital in Troy after a sudden illness.
    The service to celebrate the life of Lin Wiggins will be conducted by the Rev. George W. Johnson at 11 a.m. Thursday at Pittsboro Baptist Church. A second service will be conducted by the Rev. Doug Lain at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Salem United Methodist Church in Haw River with interment to follow in the church cemetery.
    Lin was born April 15, 1954, in Gaston County, the son of the Rev. Carson O. Wiggins Sr. and Moeine Weaver Wiggins. Lin was a 1972 honors graduate of Southern Alamance High School and graduated in 1976 from N.C. State University with a bachelors degree in engineering. He was a professional engineer and held licenses with both the N.C. and S.C. Board of Inspection. He was a former superintendent of bridges of N.C. in the 14-county area based in Siler City. Currently, Lin was the unit head for bridge maintenance and inspection for the N.C. DOT.
    He was a loving husband and devoted father who loved his family, sports and hunting. It was said that he was a man of few words who never spoke badly about anyone. Lin attended Pittsboro Baptist Church.
    Survivors include his wife, Amy Moore Wiggins, of the home; a son, Bryan Wiggins, of Lakeville, Minn; two daughters, Karlie Wiggins of the home, Kady Wiggins of Lakeville, Minn.; his parents, the Rev. Carson and Mrs. Moeine Wiggins, of Haw River; a brother, Steve Wiggins, and his wife, Erin, of Kansas City, Mo.; four sisters, Deborah Furbish and her husband, Dean, Renee Lawing and her husband, Michael, and Joy Wiggins, all of Raleigh, Lisa Wiggins and her husband, Jerry Ward, of Clemmons; a number of nieces and nephews ,as well as a lot of loving friends.
    Following the interment ceremony, the family will greet visitors in the church fellowship hall. The family will also greet friends and guests from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Griffin Funeral Service and Cremation in Pittsboro.
    In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that contributions be directed to the establishment of the Carson O. Wiggins Jr. Scholarship Fund for Engineering at N.C. State University, c / o Wendy Phillips, Branch Manager, SECU of Pittsboro, 630 East Street, Suite 13, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
    Arrangements are under the care of Griffin Funeral Service and Cremation in Pittsboro (919) 542-3057.
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News & Observer, The (Raleigh, NC)
7-Feb-2006
Shellie S. Winn
    Shellie S. Winn, 58, Feb. 4. Funeral 2 p.m., Wednesday, Pleasant Green United Methodist Church. Burial, Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Clements Funeral Home, Durham.
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The Burlington Times-News
1-22-2002
Mrs. Ossie Overman Woody
    Haw River — Mrs. Ossie Overman Woody, of 5053 Salem Church Road, died at 5:45 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at Liberty Commons in Burlington after several years of failing health.
    A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late Carey E. Woody, and the daughter of the late John W. Overman and Margaret Paris Overman. She was a retired employee of Sellers Dyeing Co., and was a member of Salem United Methodist Church.
    Survivors include nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews; and great-great nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by two brothers, Pride Overman and Lewis Overman.
    The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Salem United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    The family will receive friends at Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 this evening.
    Memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church Memorial Association, 4924 Salem Church Road, Haw River, N.C. 27258.
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