The R-C News-Herald Obituaries for Jan. 29, 2004
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 28, 2004
Gracie D. Miller
COLERAIN -Gracie Davis Miller, 90, a native of Bertie County, died January 23, 2004, in Britthaven of Edenton. She was the widow of John Edward Miller
Mrs. Miller was a retired private duty nurse and a member of the Perrytown Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Julia M. Copeland of Merry Hill; a son, Thomas R. Miller of Edenton; two stepdaughters, Sarah M. Morris of South Hill, Va., and Lucy H. Byrum of Tennessee; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and eight stepgrandchildren.
A funeral was conducted Sunday by the Rev. Dennis Cayton in the Perrytown Assembly of God Church. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery, Colerain. Miller Funeral Home of Edenton was in charge. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Perrytown Assembly of God Church, 928 Perrytown Road, Colerain, NC 27924.
MERRY HILL – Mary &uot;Honey&uot; Johnson, 71, a native of Bertie County, died January 20, 2004, at Bertie Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Johnson was a member of Ashland Missionary Baptist Church, Merry Hill.
Survivors include a son, Michael Watford of Virginia Beach; brother, Melvin Watford of Norfolk; five sisters, Ollie Morris, Shirley Paramore and Teresa Chapman, all of Bridgeport, Conn., Queen Miller of Bronx, N.Y. and Margaret Mourning of Norfolk; one grandchild; and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Peterson Chapel Baptist Church by the Rev. J.W. Best. Burial will be in Watford family cemetery. Hunter’s Funeral Home, Ahoskie, is in charge.
Rita B. Eure
GATESVILLE -Rita Brinkley Eure, 60, a native of Suffolk, Va., died January 24, 2004, in Down East Health and Rehabilitation, Gatesville. She was the widow of Walter A. Eure Sr.
Mrs. Eure had formerly been employed as a cashier at Rich’s Grocery in Suffolk and later worked as a grader with the N.C. Dept. of Agriculture peanut program.
Survivors include two sons, Andy Eure of Gatesville and Bubba Eure of Suffolk, Va.; six sisters, Barbara Dixon and Shirley Earley, both of Ahoskie, Joan Faulkner of Portsmouth, Betty Jo Spessard of Floyd, Va., Jean Eure and Sandra Brinkley, both of Suffolk; a brother, Tommy Brinkley of Suffolk; and one grandchild.
A funeral was conducted Monday in Eure Christian Church by the Rev. Wayne Gardner. Burial was in the church cemetery. Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville, was in charge. Memorial contributions may be made to Eure Christian Church, Highway 137, Eure, NC 27935.
Willie P. Harrell
COLERAIN – Willie Patrick Harrell, 78, a native of Edenton, died January 23, 2004, at his residence.
Harrell served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He had retired from the postal service and was a cabinetmaker. Mr. Harrell was an active member of Colerain Baptist Church and the Colerain Rescue Squad.
Survivors include his wife, Violet F. Harrell of Colerain; daughters, Libby Taylor
of Harrellsville, Nancy Baker of Ahoskie, Sherri Randall of Greenville and Jerri Ward of Zebulon; sister, Emma Evans; brothers, Lindsey Harrell, Marcus Harrell, David Harrell, Percy Harrell, Roland Harrell and Robert Harrell, all of Edenton; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral was conducted Monday at Colerain Baptist Church with the Rev. Shelby Stephens and the Rev. Gary Cline. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Garrett Funeral Home, was in charge. Memorials may be sent to Colerain Baptist Church or to Colerain Rescue Squad.
SUFFOLK, Va. – Louise Evans Roach Worrell, 72, a native of Perquimans County, died January 24, 2004. She was the widow of Frank Worrell.
Mrs. Worrell was a former Quality Control Coordinator with Vitex in Suffolk and a member of Holy Neck Christian Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Delores Roach Adams of Norfolk; two sons, Robert Edward &uot;Ed&uot; Roach of Gates, and Ronald Earl &uot;Ron&uot; Roach of Suffolk; a sister, Velma Baccus of Hertford; two brothers, Joseph O. Evans and Hallett Evans, both of Elizabeth City; and two grandchildren.
A graveside funeral was conducted Tuesday at Holland Cemetery. Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, was in charge and the family suggests that memorials be made to your local SPCA.
Henry S. Manning
RALEIGH – Henry Stancill Manning Jr., a native of Windsor, died January 24, 2004.
He is survived by his wife, Sara Jo Allen Manning.
Manning served two years active duty as a supply officer in the U.S. Navy. In 1966, Henry graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Law School, where he was a member of the Board of Editors, North Carolina Law Review. After graduation from Law School, Henry served as law clerk to Justice Susie Sharpe, North Carolina Supreme Court. He then joined the law firm of Joyner and Howison where he later became a partner. Henry continued to practice law in Raleigh until his retirement in 2001. Henry was a member, Lay Reader, Vestryman and Warden of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church and he also attended St. Thomas Episcopal Church of Bath, N.C. He was a member of the Wake County Bar Association, where he served as secretary treasurer in 1969; the North Carolina Bar; the North Carolina Bar Association; and was licensed to appear before various Federal district courts and the U.S. Supreme Court. Henry was a member of the Carolina Country Club, Sphinx Club and the 2500 Club. He also served as a Boy Scout leader, Charter Board member of Hospice of Wake County and Board member and president of Cerebral Palsy Center.
Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church. Burial will be in the church burial garden. The family will receive friends in the Parish Hall following the service. The family requests flowers be omitted and, if desired, donations may be made to the Allen S. Manning Scholarship Fund, c/o Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, P.O. Box 17025, Raleigh, NC 27609 or the charity of one’s choice. Funeral arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, St. Mary’s St., Raleigh, N.C., 919-828-4311.
Eva M. Alston
ROCKY MOUNT – Eva Macklin Alston, 98, died January 22, 2004 at Nash General Hospital, Rocky Mount.
A funeral was conducted Tuesday at Bethlehem Baptist Church by the Rev. Cleveland Purvis. Interment will be in Baker Cemetery, Rocky Mount. H.D. Pope Funeral Home was in charge.
Elsie C. Belch
WINDSOR – Elsie Cobb Belch, 79, died January 26, 2004, at Three Rivers Nursing Home. She was the widow of William Franklin Belch.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Walker Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Raleigh Johnson. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Walker Funeral Home. Memorial gifts may be made to the Ahoskie Assembly of God or to the Colerain Rescue Squad.
Mrs. Belch was a homemaker and a member of the Ahoskie Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include a son, Robert Belch of Williamston; a sister, Bessie C. Pierce of Windsor; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Frances Y. Nixon
EDENTON – Frances Yates Nixon, 88, died January 26, 2004, at Pitt Memorial Hospital, Greenville. She was the widow of John L. Nixon.
A celebration for Mrs. Nixon’s life will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Beaver Hill Cemetery with Ben Gregory. He family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Evans Funeral and Cremations and other times at the home of Linda and Bland Terry, 203 Hobbs Acre Drive, Edenton. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 699, Edenton, NC 27932.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Jones of Nashville and Linda Terry of Edenton; eight sons, John Nixon of Hexlena, Mont., George Nixon of Richmond, Va., Eddie Nixon of Erwin, Tenn., Ernest Nixon of Jacksonville, Fla., Bill Nixon of Corapeake, Stanley Nixon of Hertford, David Nixon of Macon and Mark Nixon of St. Petersburg, Fla.; three sisters, Ruby Lassiter of Hertford, Leslie Young of Sarasota, Fla., and Vick Daily of Mercedes, Calif.; 25 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Eunice P. Snyder
PLYMOUTH – Eunice Pierce Snyder, 73, a native of Bertie County, died January 26, 2004. She was the widow of Floyd Clayton Snyder.
A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Windsor Assembly of God by the Rev. Lester Jarrett and the Rev. Frank Halsey Jr. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Rocky Hock. Walker Funeral Home, Windsor, is in charge.
Mrs. Snyder was a homemaker and a member of Windsor Assembly of God.
Survivors include two daughters, Shirley S. Barber and Sharon &uot;Candy&uot; Halsey, both of Jamesville; four sons, Charles Snyder, Curtis Snyder and Jarrett Snyder, all of Jamesville and Donald &uot;Billy&uot; Snyder of Windsor; two sisters, Gladys P. Hoggard and Charlie Mae P. Hoggard, both of Windsor; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Burgess Ferrell Sr.
WINDSOR. Va. – Burgess &uot;Bird&uot; Ferrell Sr., 61, a native of Mingo County, W.Va., died January 26, 2004.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Windsor Cemetery. Friends may join the family at the home of his daughter, Betty, 302 S. Broad St., Suffolk, following the service. Harrell and Hill Funeral Home, Suffolk, is in charge.
Ferrell was a maintenance supervisor with Golden Peanut Company for 27 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty F. LeSueur of Suffolk and Paula F. Baines of Knotts Island; two sons, Burgess Ferrell Jr. of Ivor and Richard D. Ferrell of Windsor; two brothers, Emmitt Ferrell and Neil Ferrell of Pleasant Hill; four grandchildren; and four stepgrandchildren.
Jessie W. deCamps
RICHMOND, Va. – Jessie Willoughby deCamps, 88, a native of Ahoskie, died January 22, 2004 at Assisted Living, Richmond. She was the widow of William Luke deCamps.
Her ashes will be interred during a graveside service at noon February 2, 2004 in the Lake Drummond Baptist Church Cemetery, 3873 Ballahack Road, Chesapeake. Relatives and friends are welcome to attend the service and the reception following. The family requests in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy and remembrance be made to the Christian Children’s Fund or the Michael Sykes Trust Fund at Lake Drummond Baptist Church.
Mrs. deCamps was a member of Lake Drummond Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and was retired from Alexandria Hospital, where she served in the nursery and neo-natal unit.
a daughter, Carolyn Dunaway of Richmond; her son, William Luke deCamps Jr. of Harper’s Ferry, W.Va.; her daughter, Jeanne deCamps of Shady Side, Md.; sisters, Marian Willoughby of San Antonio, Texas, Gladys Menefee of Snead’s Ferry and Claire Davis of Chesapeake; a brother, Carol Willoughby of Elizabeth, N.J.; and two grandchildren.
Willie M. Lowery
WINDSOR – Willie Mae Lowery, 84, died January 25, 2004 at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, Ahoskie.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Gilliam Funeral Home Chapel by the Revs. Elbert Lee and Gregory Gilliam. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Gilliam Funeral Home, Windsor, is in charge.
Haywood Williams Jr.
ENFIELD – Haywood Williams Jr., 53, died January 25, 2004, at Halifax Regional Medical Center, Roanoke Rapids.
A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Allen Grove Baptist Church, Halifax, by the Rev. James E. Barham. Interment will be in the church cemetery. A visitation will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday with the family receiving friends from 6 to 7 p.m. in the H.D. Pope Funeral Home Chapel, Roanoke Rapids.
COFIELD – Katie Robbins, died January 24, 2004 at The Evergreens Inc. Nursing Home, Greensboro.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Hunter’s Funeral Home, Inc., Ahoskie, is in charge.
SUNBURY – Ethel Beamon, 81, a native of Gates County, died January 26, 2004, at Pitt Memorial Hospital, Greenville.
A funeral will be conducted at noon Thursday at St. John AME Zion Church by the Raymond Samuel Buck Jr. Burial will be in the Gatling Road Cemetery, Sunbury. Hunter’s Funeral Home, Inc., Ahoskie, is in charge.
Survivors include four sons, Rueben MacNeil Beamon of Sunbury, Henry Donell Beamon of Chesapeake, Va., Charles Beamon of Sunbury and Nathaniel Beamon of Ahoskie; four daughters, Maggie Beamon of Jersey City, Cynthia Holloman of Sunbury, Ida Carmon of Greenville and Claudia Henry of Teaneck, N.J.; three brothers, Milton Wiggins of Sunbury, Clinton Wiggins of Portsmouth and Pernell Wiggins of Sunbury; three sisters, Maggie Green of Gatesville, Eva Williams and Vanzola Honghan of Brooklyn, N.Y.; 18 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.