The R-C News-Herald Obituaries for Nov. 18, 2003

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 17, 2003

Robert E. Dampier II

CONWAY – Robert Edward Dampier II, 15, a native of Northampton County, died November 13, 2003, in Northampton County.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Galatia Baptist Church by the Rev. David Foster. Burial will be in Conway Cemetery with the Rev. Willie McLawhorn. Bridgers Funeral Home, Conway, was in charge.

Robert attended Northampton County High School-East and was a member of the U.S. Army JROTC at the school.

Survivors include his mother, Sonja F. Vinson of their home; his father, Robert Allen Dampier of Wilmington; a brother, James David Achee of Houma, La.; grandmother, Lucille F. Vann of Conway; and stepgrandmother, Yvonne S. Dampier of Kill Devil Hills

Della A. Nowell

AULANDER – Della Evans Nowell, 78, a native of Perquimans County, died November 16, 2003, in Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoskie, with the Rev. Cecil Harkey and the Rev. Robbie Parker. Burial will be in Hoggard Memorial Cemetery, Lewiston-Woodville. Memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Greenville, S.C.

Mrs. Nowell was a member of Aulander Baptist Church and Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 291 and a graduate of East Carolina University and was retired as a home economics teacher for Bertie County Public Schools.

Survivors include her husband, John Albert Nowell and two brothers, Robert Evans of Edenton, N.C., and Roy Evans of Suffolk.

Blanche B. Perry

COLERAIN – Blanche Harrell Bass Perry, 83, passed away after a brief illness Nov. 14, 2003, at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. Born in rural Bertie County on Aug. 6, 1920, she grew up on a tobacco farm in Powellsville, the oldest of four children. She trained as a registered nurse at Gallagher Hospital in Washington, D.C., during World War II, then returned to Bertie County, married and moved to Colerain. An active member of that small community and Colerain Baptist Church, she worked as a nurse and as a bookkeeper and was always available to friends and neighbors needing medical care. Blanche loved to play bridge, to travel and in later years, to try her luck at the slots in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Mrs. Perry is survived by her husband, Murray G. Perry of Colerain; a daughter, Sharon Perry and husband Robert Cooper and their daughter, Perry of Raleigh; a son, Scott Perry and wife Margaret and their son, Matthew of Raleigh; and a sister, Frances Bass of Britthaven in Washington, N.C. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Highland Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Shelby Stephens officiating. The family will receive friends at Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoskie, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday prior to services.

Claxton F. Stallings

BELVIDERE – Claxton Forest Stallings Sr., 71, a native of Perquimans County, died November 14, 2003, in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Stallings was a retired farmer, he was formerly a production foreman at Thomas J. Lipton Inc. in Suffolk, had been a field representative for various agri-business companies and was most recently an agent for Federal Crop Insurance, a contractor of hogs for Smithfield Foods, and a site-attendant for Waste Industries at their Belvidere location. He was a member of Mount Sinai Baptist Church and its church choir.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Ward Stallings; his daughter, Cheryl Stallings of Apex; his son, C.F. Stallings Jr. of Belvidere; a grandson, Charles Mark Stallings Crampton; and two brothers, J.H. Stallings Jr. of Belvidere and S. Ray Stallings of Hobbsville.

Graveside services was conducted Sunday in the Rountree/Stallings Family Cemetery by the Rev. Howard Sutton and the Rev. Wayne Gardner. Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville, is in charge of arrangements. Friends may join the family at the residence. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Perquimans County Rescue Squad, Hertford, NC 27944 or to any chapter of the American Heart Association.

Doris C. Parker

HAMPTON, Va. – Doris C. Parker, 80, a native of Colerain, died November 9, 2003, at her home.

Mrs. Parker was cremated. Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, Hampton, was in charge.

Mrs. Parker worked at W.T. Grant & Co. in sales. Later, she worked at Shelton By The Bay as a caregiver.

Survivors include her husband, James Parker; her sons, Michael and Bruce; and three sisters, Madeline Vaccaro of Trafford, Penn., Elizabeth Lovegrove of St. Johns and Mary Ann Lassiter of Millennium.

Victoria B. Speller

PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. – Victoria Bond, 76, died November 12, 2003 in Atlantic City.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Bond family cemetery. Gilliam Funeral Home was in charge.

Mary L. Outlaw

WINDSOR – Mar L. Outlaw, 75, died November 13, 2003 at Bertie Memorial Hospital, Windsor.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Cedar Landing Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Gilliam Funeral Home, Windsor, is in charge.

Hattie Parker

WINDSOR – Hattie Parker, 76, died November 14, 2003 at Brian Center, Windsor.

A funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sandy Point Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Gilliam Funeral Home, Windsor, is in charge.

Mary E. Everette

MURFREESBORO – Mary Ella Everette, died November 16, 2003, at her residence.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Nebo Baptist Church, Murfreesboro, by the Rev. Irvin Everette. Burial will be in the Lassiter family cemetery, Murfreesboro. Reynolds Funeral Home, Inc., Ahoskie, is in charge.

She was a member of Murfreesboro Seventh Day Adventist.

Survivors include six sons, Howard Everette Jr. and James Everette, both of Conway, Arthur Everette, Charles Everette and Charlie Everette, all of Murfreesboro, and Irvin Everette of Rocky Mount; six daughters, Ozella Dickens and Jean Benthall, both of Conway, Mollie Vaughan of Woodland, Dorothy Singleton of New Bern, Louise Parker of Murfreesboro, Linda Williams of Como; and two brothers, James Lassiter of Pendleton and John Lassiter of Conway; five sisters, Emma Clarke, Essie Mae Vaughan and Ethaleen Stephenson, all of Murfreesboro, Margaret Lassiter of Woodland; 43 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Mary H. Cale

COLERAIN – Mary Louise Harrell Cale, 91, a native of Chowan County, died November 17, 2003 at Three Rivers Nursing Home. She was the widow of Johnnie Hartwell Cale.

A graveside funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hillcrest Cemetery, Colerain, by the Rev. Dennis Conner. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Walker Funeral Home, Windsor and at other times from the home of Jo Vann Myers, 148 Ashland Church Rd. Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Mrs. Cale was a homemaker and a member of Elm Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Betty Ann Cale Morgan of Upper Marlboro, Md.; a brother, George Harrell Sr. of Nags Head; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.