The R-C News-Herald Obituaries for April 27, 2004
Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 29, 2004
WELDON – Clinton Wilkins, 71, died April 22, 2004, at Halifax Regional Medical Center, Roanoke Rapids.
A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at H.D. Pope Funeral Home Chapel, Roanoke Rapids, by the Rev. Peterson. Interment will be Daniel’s Chapel Community Center, Enfield. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.
ROANOKE RAPIDS – Clara Johnson, 87, died April 24, 2004, at her residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. H.D. Pope Funeral Home, Roanoke Rapids, is in charge.
Bonnie B. Byrum
CONWAY – Bonnie Bridgers Byrum, 72, a native of Northampton County, died April 25, 2004, at Life Care in Rocky Mount. She was the widow of Clayton Gray Byrum.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Creeksville Baptist Church by Dr. Brian Dietrick. Burial will be in the Bridgers family cemetery. Massey Funeral Home, Jackson, is in charge.
Mrs. Byrum was a member of Creeksville Baptist Church.
She is survived by a brother, Raleigh D. Bridgers of Conway and many cousins.
Alsavion M. Holley
NORFOLK, Va. – Alsavion McKinley Holley, infant son of Genika Askew of Ahoskie and Nicholas Holley of Colerain, died April 24, 2004, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
A funeral was conducted Monday at Wilder’s Funeral Home Chapel, Aulander, by the Rev. Wanda Hall. Burial was in the Cherry family cemetery, Aulander.
Survivors include maternal grandparents, Gene and Rosa Askew if Ahoskie; paternal grandparents, Elmer Holley of Colerain and Barbara Holley of Powellsville; maternal great-grandmother, Rosa Lee Bunch of Ahoskie; paternal great-grandmother, Thelma Holley of Colerain; and godparents, Imelda Cherry of Ahoskie and Junior and Almetta Bunch, both of GA.
Annie M. Clark
RICH SQUARE – Annie Mae Clark, 81, died April 21, 2004, at her residence.
A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Sinai Church of God in Murfreesboro by Elder Arthur Clark. Interment will be in Branch Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery. H.D. Pope Funeral Home, Roanoke Rapids, is in charge.
Cassandra A. Morris
MERRY HILL – Cassandra Ann Morris, a native of Bertie County, died April 20, 2004.
A funeral was conducted Saturday at Peterson Chapel Baptist Church by the Rev. Anthony J. Freeman. Burial was in the church cemetery. Gilliam Funeral Home was in charge.
Mrs. Morris was a member of Wynns Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Edward &uot;Levon&uot; Morris; her mother, Lizzie Freeman; five brothers, Paul Freeman, Ned Freeman Jr. of North Carolina, Leroy Freeman of Pennsylvania, Pa., William Freeman of Connecticut and Lindell Williams of New York; and seven sisters, Bertha Clemons, Audrey Warren, Dolores Sharpe, Pamela Williams Brown, all of New York and Florence Heckstall of North Carolina.
Charles Bond Sr.
WINDSOR – Charles &uot;Kojak&uot; Bond Sr., died April 19, 2004, at his home.
A funeral was conducted Saturday at St. Paul Baptist Church, Windsor, by the Rev. James R. Wrighton. Burial was in the church cemetery. Gilliam Funeral Home was in charge.
Bond was a self-employed as a professional truck driver in the coastal region for 25 plus years.
Survivors include a son, Charles Bond Jr. of Windsor; two daughters, Ann Bond of Windsor and Harriet Bond Anderson of Dallas, Texas; three brothers, Howard Bond of Windsor, Edward and Willie R. Bond of New York City; one sister, Okdellia Sloan of Windsor; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
WINDSOR – Carrie Williams, died April 20, 2004 at Pitt Memorial Hospital.
A funeral was conducted Saturday at Indian Woods Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Ralph D. White. Burial was in the Smallwood family cemetery. Gilliam Funeral Home was in charge.
Survivors include her husband, Lindbergh Williams; six daughters, Mary M. Williams of Windsor, Nellie Clegg of Pleasantville, N.J., Lizzie Walden Williams of Lewiston, Julia J. Williams of Windsor, Charlene A. Williams of Lewiston and Darlene A. Williams of Windsor; eight sons, Luther of Rich Square, Lindbergh of Lewiston, Jimmy of Lewiston, John of Windsor, Arnold of Lewiston, Lee Morris of Windsor, Cassius stationed at the Naval Base in Bahrain and Jefferson of Lewiston; three sisters, Lucille Pugh of Windsor, Hester Bond of Windsor and Mendora Thompson; four brothers, Augusta Smallwood of Windsor, Alonza Williams of Rich Square, Steven Smallwood of Windsor and James Williams of Harrellsville;24 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
AHOSKIE – Henry Lee Brittenham, 75, died April 25, 2004, at Brian Center, Windsor.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Job Cemetery with the Rev. Ronald McSwain. Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoskie, is in charge.
Survivors include his brothers, Harvey Brittenham and Rudolph Brittenham, both of Ahoskie.
George K. Darden
GATES – George K. Darden, died April 24, 2004 at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, Ahoskie.
A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at New Hope Baptist Church, Gates, by the Rev. James Brown. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Reynolds Funeral Home, Inc., Ahoskie, is in charge.
Darden was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Clara Briggs Darden; a son, Trevor Darden of Gates; three daughters, Natasha Darden of Portsmouth, Va., Kendra Darden of Virginia Beach and Gabrielle Person of Jacksonville; his mother, Julia Hayes Darden of Gates; one brother, Cortez Godwin of Gates; one sister, Faye D. Smith of Washington, D.C.; and two grandchildren.
Lewis T. Sanderlin
WINDSOR – Lewis T. Sanderlin, 79, died April 22, 2004 at Bertie Memorial Hospital.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Indian Woods Baptist Church by the Rev. Ralph White. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Gilliam Funeral Home is in charge.
Eva E. Outlaw
WINDSOR – Eva Elizabeth Outlaw, 77, died April 22, at Pitt Memorial Hospital, Greenville.
A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Oak Baptist Church by the Rev. John Flowers. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Gilliam Funeral Home is in charge.
Lillian W. Watson
PETERSBURG, Va. – Lillian Whitfield Watson, 98, a native of Bertie County, died April 23, 2004, in Petersburg.
A funeral will be conducted at 12 noon Wednesday at Bland’s Funeral Home, Petersburg. Burial will be in the Watson Cemetery, Aulander.
Survivors include one daughter, Phardalis Watson Wiggins of Ahoskie; one son, Norman Watson of Hampton; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 25 great-great-grandchildren; and four great-great-great-grandchildren.
Hazel Belche Pate
ANGIER – Hazel Belche Pate, 77, of 265 S. Wilma Street, a retired teacher, died Friday.
The daughter of the late Mary Elizabeth Copeland and Jesse Booker Belche, she taught third grade in the Harnett County school system for 34 years.
Funeral services were 3 p.m. Monday at Angier Baptist Church. Interment followed at Lakeside Memorial Gardens.
Surviving, her husband of 54 years, Gerald Lee Pate of Angier; daughters, Elizabeth I. Pate of Cary and her companion, David E. Vester of Fuquay-Varina; Lee P. Outlaw and her husband, Albert C. Outlaw, Jr. of Cary; Lou P. Harwood and her husband, Ralph L. Harwood of Cary; sisters, Ruth B. McDaniel of Woodland, NC; Myrtle B. Hedgepeth of Castalia, NC; four grandchildren, Eric Harwood, Erin Harwood, Heather Outlaw and Andrew Outlaw.
The family received friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Angier and other times at the home.
Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to the Angier Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 130, Angier, NC 27501.