The R-C News-Herald Obituaries for July 22, 2004

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 29, 2004

Carolyn S. Brink

SMITHFIELD – Carolyn Starr Howell Brink, a native of Severn, died July 19, 2004 at her home. She was the widow of Fred E. Brink.

A funeral service was conducted Wednesday in the Underwood Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Lee Colbert. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Park.

Survivors include her children, son Fred E. Brink, Jr. of Stokes; a daughter, Susie Brigman of Wilmington; brother, Rudolph Howell of Smithfield; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

She was a graduate of Women’s College (UNC Greensboro) and Hardbarger Business School. She worked in her family business, Howell Theaters, Inc. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Smithfield.

Janell B. Eason

RICH SQUARE – Janell Bishop Evans, 92, died July 15, 2004.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Holy Prayer Room Church, Rich Square, by the Rev. J.O. Preyer. Burial will be in the Moore family cemetery. Smith-Whidbee Funeral Home, Rich Square, is in charge.

Kennith L. Rankins

COLERAIN – Kennith L. Rankins, 27, died July 17, 2004, at his home.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Greater Wynn’s Grove Baptist Church, Colerain. Burial will be in the church cemetery. A wake will be held from 7-8 p.m. Thursday at Gilliam Funeral Home Chapel.

Beulah B. White

MURFREESBORO – Beulah Banks White, 94, a native of Halifax, died July 20, 2004 at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Riverside Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Murfreesboro Baptist Church, 200 West Main Street, Murfreesboro, NC 27855. Garrett Funeral Home, Murfreesboro, is in charge.

Mrs. White had been employed by the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth and was a member of Murfreesboro Baptist Church.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

James Shearn Jr.

RALEIGH – James W. &uot;Jay&uot; Shearn Jr., 32, a native of Hertford County, died July 19, 2004 at Wake Medical Center, Raleigh.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Haven Baptist Church by the Rev. Millard Newsome. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Wilder’s Funeral Home, Inc., Aulander, is in charge.

Shearn was a machinist. He was a member of New Haven Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Tonya Bush Shearn of Raleigh; four sons, Dashawn, Deon, Blake and Darius; his parents, the Rev. and Mrs. James and Patricia Shearn Sr. of Murfreesboro; two sisters, Beatrice Shearn of Maryland and Tiffany Shearn of Greenville; and his maternal grandmother, Beatrice Lassiter.

Darrell F. Melton Sr.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Darrell F. Melton Sr., 46, a native of Gates County, died July 20, 2004.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Meherrin Native American Church by the Rev. Randy Melton. Burial will be in the Boone family cemetery. Hunter’s Funeral Home, Inc., Ahoskie, is in charge.

Melton was employed with BASF Corporation. He was a member of Meherrin Native American Church, Winton.

Survivors include a daughter, Carnesha Melton of Gates; a son, Darrell F. Melton Jr. of Gates; 13 brothers, Charles R. &uot;Sonny&uot; Reid Jr. of Maryland, William M. Reid of Ahoskie, Ronnie Reid of Winton, Claxton Boone of Richmond, Va., Charles L. Melton of Gates, Billy R. Melton of Hobbsville, Ronnie Melton of Gates, Michael Melton of Gates, Randy K. Melton of Gates, Charles R. Reid Jr. of Hobbsville, Donald K. Reid of Corapeake, Anthony M. Reid of Portsmouth and Nurnie Reid of Portsmouth; four sisters, Paige Archer of Hampton, Mary Smith, Cecilia Perry and Lelia Patricia Howell, all of Gates; and one grandchild.

James C. Deloatch

CONWAY – James C. Deloatch, 80, a native of Northampton County, died July 17, 2004 at his residence.

A funeral will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at St. John AME Church by the Rev. James Baker. Burial will be in the Deloatch family cemetery. Hunter’s Funeral Home, Inc., Ahoskie, is in charge.

Deloatch was a retired foreman at Georgia Pacific. He was a member of St. John AME Church.

Survivors include three sons, Lamar Deloatch of Greensboro, James Deloatch of South Orange, N.J., and Dr. Raven Deloatch of Conway; two daughters, Rogerleen Harrison of Wingdale, N.Y. and Della Reese Jenkins of Sacramento, CA; three brothers, Alfonza Deloatch of Woodland, Stafford Deloatch of Norfolk and Charles Deloatch of Hampton; one sister, Garnet Maddrey of Conway; and seven grandchildren.

Lowell W. Bass Jr.

AHOSKIE – Lowell Wadsworth Bass Jr., died July 19, 2004 at his residence.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Missionary Church Powellsville by the Rev. John W. White Jr. Burial will be in the Newsome family cemetery, Ahoskie. Reynolds Funeral Home, Inc., Ahoskie, is in charge.

Bass was a member, deacon, senior choir president and trustee board of First Baptist Missionary Church Powellsville. He was also a volunteer of the Food Pantry.

Survivors include his wife, Sherol K. Mitchell Bass; a son, Lowell W. Bass III of Lagrange, Ga.; two daughters, Juanita B. Lee of Mebane and Gwendolyn B. Jackson of Durham; his mother, Mary F. Wynn Bass of Powellsville; two brothers, Cyrus L. Bass of Portsmouth, Va., and Logan E. Bass of Raleigh; and eight grandchildren.