The R-C News-Herald Obituaries for Sept. 7, 2004

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 14, 2004

David Rocha Flores

AULANDER – Mr. David Rocha Flores, age 66, of St. John Millenium Road, Aulander, died Friday, September 3, 2004 at his residence.

Mr. Flores was born July 2, 1938 in San Antonio, Texas. He was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard and employed with Eastern Fuel Corporation as a truck driver.

Survivors include his wife, Pauline Jarvis Flores; his children, David R. Flores, Domingo Flores, Theresa Garcia and Anna Estrada, all of San Antonio, Texas; brother Daniel Flores of San Antonio, Texas and a sister, Santos Luevano, also of San Antonio. Several grandchildren also survive him.

Graveside services were held, Monday, September 6, 2004 at Aulander Cemetery with Rev. Leland Clark officiating.

Massey Funeral Home was responsible for the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to University Hospice, Ahoskie, NC 27910.

John Lewis Thompson

ROANOKE RAPIDS – Mr. John Lewis &uot;Bud&uot; Thompson, 75, of Roanoke Rapids died on Thursday, September 2, 2004 at Wesley Long Community Hospital in Greensboro, NC.

The funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 8, 2004 at 1 p.m. at Carter’s Chapel Baptist Church in Roanoke Rapids. Rev. Michael Lawrence will be officiating. Interment will follow in the Martin Cemetery in Roanoke Rapids.

These professional services have been entrusted to H.D. Pope Funeral Home, located at 520 Smith Church Road, Roanoke Rapids, NC.

Franklin D. Majette

MURFREESBORO – Hertford County resident Franklin D. Majette, 64, of 1328 River Street in Murfreesboro, died at his residence Friday, September 3, 2004.

Survivors include wife, Loraine T. Majette, of the home; two sons, Frankie D. Vinson of Dale City, VA and Bryant O. Majette of Hampton, VA; stepson, Wallace Cooper of Durham; two daughters, Bettie V. Swain of Ahoskie and Francine Cooper of Como; and stepdaughter Patricia Rollin of Chevley, MD. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 7, 2004 at 3 p.m. at Nebo Baptist Church in Murfreesboro with a burial to follow at the church cemetery. Rev. Robert Holloman will be officiating.

Services are entrusted to Hertford County Undertakers.

Woodrow Wilson Bottoms

WADESBORO – Mr. Woodrow Wilson Bottoms, 49 of Wadesboro and a native of Southampton County died, Saturday, September 4, 2004 at the Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and are entrusted to Faison’s Funeral Home, 301 Park St. in Seaboard.

Malik McKinley Beverly

AULANDER – Malik McKinley Beverly, age three, died September 2, 2004. Beverly was born February 27, 2001 to his surviving parents mother, Latoya Harrell and father Curtis Beverly both of Ahoskie, NC. Also surviving him are sister La’Tayvia White and brother Shaquan Harrell; maternal grandparents Hattie and James White of Colerain, NC and Johnnie Saulsberry of Powellsville, NC; great grandmothers Velma Harrell of Colerain, NC and Agnes Wiggins of Powellsville, NC; Great-great grandmother Jannie Muhammad of New York City, NY; paternal grandparents Marion Beverly of Ahoskie, NC and step-grandmother, Deborah Harrell of New Jersey.

A funeral will be held Thursday, September 9, 2004 at Greater Wynn’s Grove Baptist Church at 1 p.m. with Bishop Thomas Lee officiating. Burial will follow at Wynn’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Colerain, NC.

Wilder’s Funeral Home, Inc. in Aulander will be handling the arrangements.

Arthur D. Newsome

JACKSONVILLE, Fl. – Arthur Dowell (A.D.) Newsome, 79, formerly of Ahoskie, passed away quietly Sept. 2, 2004. He is remembered as a loving husband, devoted father and grandfather and caring friend to all who knew him.

A.D. was born and grew up in Ahoskie. He fondly remembered his youth. He was the son of the late Hoard Newsome and Bruce Newsome Gerock. He and his wife lived in Jacksonville, Florida for 35 years. A.D. was a genuine person whose goal in life was to add to the happiness of others.

Mr. Newsome was a dedicated provider. He began his life’s work with Seaboard Airline Railroad in Portsmouth, Va. in 1941. He retired from CSX in 1984. He has many friends from those years as well as golfing and fishing buddies from his retirement days.

He was a Christian and an active member of Parkwood Baptist Church where he enjoyed being with the JOY group.

A.D. had a charitable heart. He looked forward to the annual distribution of food baskets at holiday times. He also volunteered at Arlington Community Services, generously meeting the physical and financial need of its clients.

To carry forward his charity, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Arlington Community Services, 1693 Rogero Road, Jacksonville, FL., 32211 or Parkwood Baptist Church, 7900 Lone Star Road, Jacksonville, FL., 32211.

Mr. Newsome is survived by his wife of nearly 59 years, Mae Odom Newsome, and children Ruth Privette (Jerry) and Richard (Cheryl). He had four grandchildren, David Privette, Carrie Privette Clark, and Avalon and Cheyenne Newsome.

He also leaves sisters Lois Crain of Marietta, Ga., Mildred Waller of Portsmouth, Va. and Eleanor Beck of Athens, Ga.

A memorial service celebrating his life will be held Sept. 8 at 10:30 a.m. at Parkwood Baptist Church. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11 at Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoskie, with the Rev. Dr. Jesse J. Croom officiating. Interment will follow in the Ahoskie Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:30 until 2 p.m. on Saturday prior to the services.

Garrett Funeral Home is serving the Newsome family.

Geneva J. Nethercutt

ROCKY MOUNT – Geneva Jackson Nethercutt, 99, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004.

She was born June 8, 1905 in Duplin County, near Beulaville, NC. After graduating from high school in 1922, she attended Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College) where she took a one-year business course.

In 1923, she married Leonard A. Nethercutt. They moved to Rocky Mount in 1927 and Mr. Nethercutt ran a barber shop there until his death in 1964.

Mrs. Nethercutt worked in the office at the YMCA during their membership campaigns for several years. She also worked in the office at First Baptist Church before she became an employee of Belk-Tyler in 1958. In 1995, at age 90, she retired from Belk’s.

Soon after moving to Rocky Mount in 1927, she joined the First Baptist Church where she spent many years teaching pre-school and primary children in Sunday School and in Mission Friends and Sunbeams. She especially loved her work with children and with adults in Mission Action Groups. At her death she was the oldest member of First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Irene, who died at age seven; Mary Jackson of Wilmington and Lou Jackson Kennedy of Beulaville, both of whom lived to be 90.

Survivors include her only child, Betty Nethercutt Batchelor, who has made her home with her mother since she retired from teaching in the public schools for eight years and at Chowan College in Murfreesboro from 1961-1996.

Mrs. Nethercutt is also survived by three grandchildren, Dr. David Batchelor and wife Laurie of Beltsville, Md.; Paul Batchelor of New York City and Jonathan Batchelor and wife Janet of Charlotte; and one great grandchild, Jenna Batchelor of Charlotte.

The family would like to express appreciation to her friends and care takers for the last few years – Marie Odom, Clara Johnson, Catherine O’Connor, Lula Johns and Teresa Walker. Joyce Cuthrell, Norma Cuthrell, Norman Bass, Janice Mayberry and the John Robertsons have been especially attentive good neighbors. Also, Herman Bridgers and Elsie Wyche we consider good friends as well. Her visitors from her church (Clarence Godwin, now deceased, Dot Braswell, Bob Britt and many others) have meant so much to her.

Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 6, 2004 at First Baptist Church with Rev. William Grisham officiating.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 200 South Church St., Rocky Mount, NC, 27804 or to Chowan College, Murfreesboro, NC.

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Arrangements were handled by Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 N. Winstead Ave., Rocky Mount.