The R-C News-Herald Obituaries for March 23, 2004

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Elizabeth H. Rountree

GATESVILLE – Elizabeth Horton Rountree, 70, a native of Gates County, died March 20, 2004, in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. She was the widow of J.B. Rountree Jr.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Cool Spring Baptist Church. Burial will be in Damascus Christian Church Cemetery, Sunbury. Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville, is in charge. Friends may join the family at the residence. Memorial contributions may be made to the Re-building Fund of Middle Swamp Baptist Church.

Mrs. Rountree was a retired admittance clerk in the emergency room at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie. She was also the former owner and operator of Midway Market and a member of Middle Swamp Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Ellen Riddick of Hobbsville, Marie Miller of Hertford and Linda Cox of Gaesville; a brother, Edward L. Horton of Winton; and six grandchildren.

James H. Macklin

ROCKY MOUNT – James Herald Macklin, 75, died March 18, 2004, at Nash General Hospital.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at H.D. Pope Funeral Home Chapel, Rocky Mount.

Patricia E. Smith

WINDSOR – Patricia Elaine Smith, 50, a native of Independence, La., died March 2004 at Pitt

County Memorial Hospital.

A homegoing and celebration of life was conducted Sunday at St. Francis Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Dennis Cherry Jr. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Cherry’s Funeral Home, Windsor, was in charge.

Survivors include her husband, Clarence James Edward Smith Sr.; children, Latrice Smith and Clarence James Edward Smith Jr., both of Windsor, Deborah N. Smith of Hammond, La., and Konata Spelman of Elizabeth City; her mother, Ida York Robinson of Hammond; her grandmother, Louise Reynolds of Youngstown, Ohio; and five grandchildren.

Donald W. Daniel

MERRY HILL – Donald Wilson Daniel, 48, a native of Hertford County, died March 20, 2004 at Bertie Memorial Hospital, Windsor.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Capehart’s Baptist Church by the Rev. Tim Parker. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to the Merry Hill-Midway Fire Department, c/o Wood Perry, 1722 US 17 North, Merry Hill, NC 27957 or to the Bertie County Rescue Squad, PO Box 74, Windsor, NC 27983.

Daniel worked with the US Postal service and was a member and deacon of Capehart’s Baptist Church. He was also a member of Merry Hill-Midway Fire Department.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah Baker Daniel; two daughters, Liza Daniel and Roxann Daniel; his mother, Vadis Hoggard Daniel; and a sister, Sue D. Hoggard, all of Windsor.

James E. Bracy

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – James Edward Bracy, 74, a native of Bertie County, died March 19, 2004, at his home.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home and Crematory, 6329 Virginia Beach Blvd. Following the funeral, friends will gather in the reception room of the funeral home to greet the family. Burial will be private in the family plot at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

Bracy served as a corporal in the U.S. Army. He was employed at Ford Motor Co., as a water-test inspector and a riveter. He was also a member of the UAW No. 919.

Survivors include his wife, Sallie T. Bracy; a son, Jack E. Bracy; his daughter, Jami Carol Bracy; a sister, Brenda Lloyd of Colorado; and two grandchildren.

Thomas P. Parker

AHOSKIE – Thomas P. Parker, 91, died March 20, 2004.

Graveside services will be private. Massey Funeral Home, Aulander, is in charge.

Annie M. Brooks

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Annie Mae Brooks, 84, a native of Bertie County, died March 19, 2004. She was the widow of Willie F. Brooks Sr.

A homegoing celebration will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. at her home church, New Mount Olive Baptist Church by the Rev. Walter E. Mitchell. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Fitchett Funeral Home is in charge.

Survivors include two sons, Willie Brooks Jr. of Chesapeake and Robert Brooks of Norfolk; two daughters, Carlette Smith-Hinton of Portsmouth and Brenda Brooks of Chesapeake; a sister, Ester Cuffee of Chesapeake; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Clifford R. Pope

NORFOLK, Va. – Clifford Roy Pope, a native of Norfolk, died March 18, 2004 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Shade Cemetery, Hampton. Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, is in charge.

Pope was a roofer for Eastern Roofing and a Christian.

Survivors include his parents, Mable and James Pope; four sisters, Gladys Sutton, Oderia Pope and Lenora Pope, all of Norfolk and Shelia Pope of Baltimore, Md.; three brothers, Anthony Pope, Marvin Pope and Felton Pope, all of Norfolk; his paternal grandmother, Lenora Moore of Baltimore; and maternal grandfather, Pete Benjamin of Jackson.

Barney M. Hobbs

AHOSKIE – Barney M. Hobbs, Sr, 64, of Emporia, Va. and formerly of Ahoskie, died March 19, 2004.

A funeral

was conducted Monday at Fountain Creek Baptist Church. Burial was the church cemetery. Hockaday Funeral Home was in charge.

Lurl A. Raines

Lurl Alton Raines, 73, of Ruth Avenue, died March 19, 2004, at his home.

Mr. Raines was born Dec. 20, 1930, in Nansemond County, Va., the son of the late Lurl Alexander Raines and Nettie Richards Raines. He was a charter member of the Ahoskie Free Will Baptist Church, a former deacon and trustee, and for the past 14 years served as Sunday School superintendent. Alton was retired from the Hertford County public schools as a media technician. He was proud to be a U.S. Air Force veteran. He loved his Lord, his family, his church and enjoyed his music.

Alton leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 49 years, Margie Tripp Raines; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Darlene Raines of Winterville, N.C.; a daughter and son-in-law, Malinda and Douglas Puckett of Henderson, N.C.; three beloved granddaughters, Ashley, Sara and Lauren; three sisters, Margaret Howell of Chucka_tuck, Va., Marie Spivey and husband, J.B. of Portsmouth and Martha Milteer and husband, Johnny of Ahoskie, N.C.; and a brother, Randolph Raines and wife, Mabel of Yorktown, Va.

A funeral was conducted Monday at 3 p.m. at Ahoskie Free Will Baptist Church in Ahoskie with the Rev. Jeffery Skiles and the Rev. Ted Reynolds officiating. Burial was in Ahoskie Cemetery. The family received friends at Massey Funeral Home in Aulander, N.C., Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and other times at the home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to University Health Systems Hospice, 521 W. Myers St., Ahoskie, NC 27910 or Gideon International, P.O. Box 554, Ahoskie, N.C.