The R-C News-Herald Obituaries for Nov. 6, 2003

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 5, 2003

William H. White

CHESAPEAKE – William Henry White, 80, a native of Portsmouth, died November 1, 2003 in Maryview Medical Center, Portsmouth.

A funeral will be conducted at 1:30 p.m.

Thursday in First Baptist Church Gilmerton, Chesapeake, by the Rev. John Ashby III. Burial will be in the Copeland family cemetery, Chesapeake. Corprew Funeral Home, Portsmouth chapel, is in charge.

White re tired from the Naval Weapon Station, Yorktown, and also from the Portsmouth Naval Hospital after 25 years of service. He was a member and faithful deacon of First Baptist Church Gilmerton, where he was a soloist and piano player. Mr. White ministered through music for Christ Disciple COGIC for 27 years, eight years for First Baptist Church Elm Avenue, Portsmouth, and six years for Chesapeake-Portsmouth Sunday School Union. He was one of the most reliable musicians in the Tidewater Virginia area and the Gates County area.

Survivors include his wife, Marion V. White; a son, Lorenzo A. White of Chesapeake; a sister, Hattie Boyd of Portsmouth; three foster children, Camryn Goodman, Andre Wright and Ki Steward, all of Chesapeake.

Bertie L. Matthews

GATES – Bertie Lee Wilson Matthews, 64, a native of Gates County, died November 2, 2003 in Haywood Regional Medical Center, Clyde.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Middle Swamp Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville, is in charge.

Mrs. Matthews was a retired insurance agent with the Parker Agency in Murfreesboro. She was a member of Middle Swamp Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, J.C. Matthews; three sons, Carroll Mizelle of Ahoskie, Donnie Mizelle of Gatesville and Robert Matthews of Colerain; her mother, Mattie Lee Wilson; two brothers, Henry G. Wilson Jr. and Jimmy Wilson, all of Suffolk, Va.; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Winnie C. Jones

FRANKLIN, Va. – Winnie Cleo Jones, 73, a native of Isle of Wight, died October 31, 2003 in Southampton Memorial Hospital.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in Mill Neck Baptist Church, Como. Burial will be in Southview Cemetery, Franklin. Elvin Vaughan Funeral Home, Franklin, is in charge.

Jones was a member of Mill Neck Baptist Church in Como.

Survivors include her husband, Willie L. Jones; three daughters, Elsie Lawrence, Dianne Falk and Patricia Parker; five sons, Willie, Larry, Donel, Timothy and Anthony Jones; four sisters, Louvenia Neal, Rosetta Tucker, Shirley Macklin and Gladys Moseley; four brothers, Charlie Ashburn, Joseph Ashburn, Ernest Ashburn and Casper Ashburn; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Charles M. Joyner

ROANOKE RAPIDS – Charles Mack &uot;Bucket&uot; Joyner, 60, died November 3, 2003 at his home.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hockaday Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Arnold Cooper. Burial will be in Crestview Memorial Cemetery.

Joyner was retired from the N.C. Department of Transportation in Nashville, N.C. with 33 years of service.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Elaine F. Joyner; a son, Charles Mack Joyner, Jr. &uot;Chuck&uot;, of Conway; three stepchildren, Jennifer Johes of Roanoke Rapids, Mark Peterson of Darlington, and Jerry Peterson, Jr. of Hinton, Va.; his parents, Linwood Joyner, Sr. and Mary V. Joyner of Garysburg; two brothers, Linwood Joyner, Jr. of New Bern and Michael V. Joyner of Zebulon; and five grandchildren.

Eschew L. Minton

COLERAIN – Eschew Linton Minton, 86, a native of Hertford County, died November 4, 2003, at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Garrett Funeral, Home, by the Rev. Robert May. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Thursday and other times at the home of Eloise Jernigan, 522 Cremo Road, Colerain, N.C.

Minton was a member of Brantley’s Grove Baptist Church. He was a retired farmer and member of Woodmen of the World.

Survivors include two daughters, Eloise M. Jernigan of Colerain and Carol Ann Davidson of Roanoke Rapids; a son, Frank Sumner Minton of Colerain; a sister, Vivian M. Deck of Lake City, Fla.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Quentin S. Cauthorne

AHOSKIE – Quentin Semermis &uot;Doll Baby&uot; Cauthorne, died November 2, 2003 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at New Ahoskie Baptist Church by the Rev. Patrick Young. Burial will be in the Mitchell family cemetery. Reynolds Funeral Home, Inc., Ahoskie, is in charge.

Mrs. Cauthorne was a member of New Ahoskie Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Doris Pickett and Margaret Herder, both of Philadelphia, Pa.; three adopted children, Ralph Cauthorne of Atlanta, Ga., Richard Turner of Sharon ill and Jodi Cauthorne of Greenville; two grandchildren; 14 grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Alberta Jenkins

AHOSKIE – Alberta Jenkins, died November 3, 2003, at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, Ahoskie.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Zion Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Reynolds Funeral Home, Inc., Ahoskie, is in charge.

She is survived by a son, James Henry Jenkins of Murfreesboro.