The R-C News-Herald Obituaries for July 20, 2004

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 29, 2004

Christopher Moore

AHOSKIE – Christopher Harold Moore, 88, died Saturday at home.

He was a member of Union Baptist Church where he was a deacon for over 50 years. He served on the Soil and Water Conservation District and Wachovia Boards of Directors and the Roanoke-Chowan Community College Board of Trustees for almost 20 years. Moore also dedicated 35 years of service to the Hertford County Farm Bureau and served on the board for FCX.

Moore is predeceased by his wife, Gertrude Britton Moore. Survivors include three daughters, Anne Bristow of Virginia Beach, VA, Betty Burkett of Lititz, PA and Ellen Tayloe of Ahoskie, NC; two brothers, Leo Moore of Jacksonville, FL and Vernon Moore of Starkville, MS; one sister, Marjorie Chejlava; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral serves were conducted by the Rev. Ronnie McSwain at Garrett Funeral Home on Monday, July 19, 2004 at 2 p.m. Burial followed at the Ahoskie Cemetery. The family received visitors at the funeral home on Sunday, July 18, 2004 from 7 until 8:30 p.m.

Janice Lassiter

LASKER – Mrs. Janice Lucile Jenkins Lassiter, age 89, died on July 16, 2004, in the home of her daughter, Phoebe Clarke, in Richmond, Virginia. Born to Martha Gertrude Jenkins and Arthur Thomas Jenkins, most of her life was spent in Northampton County, North Carolina.

She was the wife of Theodore G. Lassiter, the mother of Phoebe Lassiter Clarke and the late Martha Lassiter Ewing, a professional educator for twenty-three years at Woodland-Olney School, a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society and The Order of the Eastern Star, and a dedicated member of Lasker Baptist Church where she was, in her lifetime, active in the Women’s Missionary Union, a leader of the YWAs, a teacher of the TEL Sunday School Class and a compiler and presenter of the history of Lasker Baptist Church from 1906-1986.

Surviving are one daughter, Phoebe Lassiter Clarke; one brother, Robert D. Jenkins and his wife, Ann of Raleigh, North Carolina; four grandchildren, Adam Ewing and his wife, Kelley of Richmond, Virginia, Hope Smith and her husband, Brian of Canton, Georgia, Suzanne Davenport and her husband, Jon of Hahns Peak, Colorado and Kevin Clarke and his wife, Christy of Mountain View, California. Also surviving are three great-grandchildren, Patrick Jacob Milkey of Canton, Georgia and Caitlin Lassiter Clark and Kylie Harrison Clarke of Mountain View, California, as well as one son-in-law, Bill Ewing, and his wife, Floydette of Richmond, Virginia.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Theodore G. Lassiter, her daughter, Martha Lassiter Ewing, her two sisters, Myrtle Brantley and Margaret Leach, as well as her four brothers, Wiley Jenkins, Andrew &uot;Tink&uot; Jenkins, Harry Jenkins and Clyde Jenkins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at the Lasker Baptist Church in Lasker, North Carolina with burial following in the Lasker Cemetery. Officiating will be Ricky Barnes.

The family received friends on Monday evening from 7-8:30 p.m. at Sykes Funeral Service in Rich Square, North Carolina.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lasker Baptist Church, 205 E. Church Street, Lasker, North Carolina 27845.

Carroll H. Foreman

NORFOLK, Va. – Carroll Hattie Foreman, 53, a native of Bertie County, died July 15, 2004, at Sentara Norfolk General.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Olive Grove Baptist Church, Norfolk, by the Rev. Joyce Martin. Burial will be in the Ruffin family cemetery, Lewiston at 4 p.m. Wilder’s Funeral Home, Inc., Aulander, is in charge.

Mrs. Foreman was a recreational therapist.

Survivors include her husband, Gaines Patterson of Newark, N.J.; a daughter, Deborah Foreman Foster of Norfolk; and two sisters, Laura Bates and Mable Ruffin, both of Charlie Ruffin, all of Newark.

Elizabeth Williams

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Elizabeth Williams, a native of Warrenton, died July 16, 2004, at Einstein Elkins Park Hospital.

Services will be held on July 24, 2004 with a visitation at 9 a.m. and funeral at 10 am. At Pinn Memorial Baptist Church, 2251 N. 54th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19131. Fletcher H. Townsend Funeral Home, 6610 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, Pa., is in charge.

Survivors include two sons, Ernest Williams Jr. of Weldon and Alfred Williams of Temple Hills, Md.; four daughters, Louise Parris and Verneida Short, both of Philadelphia, Dorothy Allen of Elkins Park, Pa. and Jean Whaley of New York; two sisters, Lucy Thomas of Bronx and Addie Clark of Philadelphia; and many grandchildren.

Buxton Harrell


– Buxton Harrell, 86, devoted family member, civic and church leader, Plasterer Contractor, and genuine friend of many, entered into rest on Friday, July 16 at his daughter’s residence in Aiken, S.C. He was the youngest of six children of the late Walter and Luvenia Newsome Harrell.

Survivors include: his wife, Charity J. Harrell; daughter, Delores Harrell (Dr. George) Crawford of Aiken, S.C.; stepdaughter, Marion Johnson of Bowie, MD; grandchildren, Dr. Christine Ruth Crawford of Augusta, GA; Dr. George Isaac Crawford of Atlanta, GA, Dr. Marcus Harrell Crawford of Houston, TX, Special Friends, Carmilitta Rodriquez, Sallie

Wright, Janice Harris, Rev. Pearline Johnson, James Drummings and Gertrude Collins; and a host of relatives and friends.

A native of Union, NC, and resident of Ahoskie, Mr. Harrell was a member of the New Ahoskie Baptist Church.

A service of celebration for his life will be conducted on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 at 12:00 p.m. by the Rev. Patrick Young. The family will receive friends

at the church following interment at the Hillcrest Cemetery.

Reynolds Funeral Home, Inc., Ahoskie, is in charge of arrangements.