The R-C News-Herald Obituaries for June 17, 2003

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 10, 2003

Annie M. Goings

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Annie Mae Goings, 89, a native of Gates County, died June 12, 2003, at home. She was the widow of Christian C. Goings.

A funeral will be conducted at noon Tuesday in Morning Star Baptist Church, 4780 First Court Road, Virginia Beach, by the Rev. Charles Williams. Interment will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park Cemetery, Chesapeake. P.G. Thomasson Funeral Services Inc., is in charge.

Mrs. Goings retired after 40 years as a domestic worker in a private family home.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Jean Ebron and Janice Goings Riddick; three sons, Willie Goings, Vincent Goings and Columbus C. Goings; three sisters, Malinda Corbett, Merlena Rouse and Thelma Jackson; 16 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Sudie O. Barnes

BRANCHVILLE, Va. – Sudie Barnes, 76, died June 11, 2003, at Courtland Health Care Center.

A funeral was conducted Sunday at Galilee Baptist Church by the Rev. Willie Diggs and the Rev. Claudie Grant. Interment was in the church cemetery. Faison Funeral Home, Seaboard, was in charge.

Mrs. Barnes was employed with the Southampton County school system as a teachers aide for many years.

Survivors include her husband, Malachi Barnes; a son, Guy Barnes of Dreweryville, Va.; three daughters, Susie Edwards of Dreweryville, Rosa Barnes of Millsboro, Del., and Yvette Hooper of Morrisville; four brothers, Obadiah Claud of Branchville, Oliver Claud of Philadelphia, Pa., Israel Claud of Suffolk and James Claud of Portsmouth; five sisters, Doris Moody of Philadelphia, Lila Hayes of Suffolk, Beadie Turner of Richmond, Lula Worrell of Queens, N.Y., and Gwendolyn Gurley of Bronx; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Charles L. Askew Sr.

RUFFIN – Charles Leslie Askew Sr., 87, a native of Winton, died June 11, 2003, in a Greensboro hospital. He was the widower of Doris Phelps Askew.

A funeral was conducted Monday at Sweetheaven Baptist Church by the Rev. Richard Stahler. Burial was in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens with military honors. Sturtevant Funeral Home was in charge. Memorial donations may be made to a mission organization of one’s choice.

Askew retired as an inspector from Ford Motor Co. and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, receiving two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. He was also a member of Sweetheaven Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Charles L. Askew Jr. of Greensboro; a granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.

William V. Conner

AULANDER – William Vernon Conner, 73, a native of Bertie County, died June 13, 2003, at his home.

A graveside service was conducted Monday at Aulander Cemetery by the Rev. Raleigh Johnson and the Rev. J.N. Baggett. Memorial contributions may be made to the Aulander Rescue Squad, 133 S. Commerce Street, Aulander, NC 27805.

Conner worked as a carpenter in the area until he retired.

Survivors include his wife, Gladys Faye Conner; one daughter, Kimberly Ann Lane of Nags Head; nine sons, Robert Conner of Sanford, Joey, Jimmie Conner and Frankie Parker, all of Aulander, Vernon Conner and Glenn Parker, both of Ahoskie, Bobby Conner of Lewiston, Larry Wayne Parker of Roanoke Rapids and Joseph Wayne Conner of Murfreesboro; four sisters, Barbara Taylor of Woodruff, SC, Marilyn Daniels of Ahoskie, Bettie Mizelle and Elva Burden, both of Aulander; two brothers, Cohen Conner of Scotland Neck and Linwood Conner of Aulander; six grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Dajhia A. Clark

AHOSKIE – Dajhia Alexis Clark, three months old, infant daughter of Rhonda Powell of Ahoskie and Antonio Clark of Lewiston, died June 13, 2003, at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, Ahoskie.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Charity Temple Holiness Church, Aulander, by Bishop James Clark. Burial will be in the Cherry family cemetery. Wilder’s Funeral Home, Aulander, is in charge.

Survivors include four brothers, Taquan Powell and Monterio Powell, both of Ahoskie, Tykel Clark and Kamaree Clark, both of Windsor; grandparents, Ronnie Eva Miller of Harrellsville, Gloria Whitehurst of Lewiston and James and Linda Walton of Aulander; and great-grandparents, Johnnie and Earline Wynn of Harrellsville, Arolia Clark of Lewiston, Annie Mae Walton of Lewiston and Annie Walton of Oklahoma.

H. Nelson Wrenn

EURE – Henry Nelson Wrenn, 73, a native of Lawrenceville, Va., died June 14, 2003.

A funeral was conducted Tuesday in Eure Christian Church by the Rev. Wayne A. Gardner. Entombment was in the church cemetery. Swindell Funeral Home is in charge.

Wrenn worked as a tire manager with Gatesville Rubber Company and was a member of Eure Christian Church. He served in the Army during Korean Conflict.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Grimstead Wrenn of Ahoskie; three stepdaughters, Debra Brown of Hudsonville, MI, Doreen Fitzpatrick of Detroit, MI and Kelly Adams of Ahoskie; a stepson, David Wolfe of Garrison, KY; Tony Malone, who is raised; four sisters, Elsie Clark, Marjorie Sheppard and Winifred Moore, all of Portsmouth, Va. and Christine Farrell of Emporia; two brothers, Clarence Wrenn of Norfolk and Harless Wrenn of Las Vegas; Nev.; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Charlie F. Gray Jr.

PENDLETON – Charlie Fenton Gray Jr., 72, died June 15, 2003 at the Autumn Care Nursing Home, Rich Square.

A memorial service will be scheduled for a later date. Sykes Funeral Service, Rich Square, is in charge.

Gray retired from the U.S. Armed Forces serving his career with the Army. He also retired from the Civil Service in 1989.

Survivors include his wife, Betty W. Gray; three sisters, Debra Rodriguez of San Antonio, Texas, Marie Dubois of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Janie Bradley of Aulander; and three brothers, Bill Gray of Conway, James and Timmy Gray of Windsor.

Ruby H. Archer

AHOSKIE – Ruby H. Archer, 79, a native of Bertie County, died June 15, 2003, at Guardian Care of Ahoskie.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ahoskie Cemetery. Garrett Funeral Home is in charge.

Mrs. Archer was a homemaker and a member of Hickory Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Archer; a son, Allen Thomas of Felicity, OH; sisters, Hazel Francis of Aulander and Carolyn Reynolds, both of Augusta, Ga.; and brothers, Linwood Harmon of Southern Pines and Lawrence Harmon of Durham.

James T. Raynor

COLERAIN – James T. Raynor, 67, died June 14, 2003, at his residence.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Zion Hill Baptist Church, Colerain. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Gilliam Funeral Home, Windsor, is in charge.