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The R-C News-Herald Obituaries for Nov. 11, 2004

Thomas H. Councill Sr.

FRANKLIN, Va. – The Rev. Thomas H. &uot;T&uot; Councill, 72, a native of Southampton County, died November 6, 2004, in Obici Memorial Hospital.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Hickory Grove AME Zion Church, Franklin, by the Rev. Hilda Montgomery. Burial will be in Southview Cemetery. Elvin Vaughan Funeral Home, Franklin, is in charge.

Councill retired from Temporary Services as general foreman at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. He was a member of Hickory Grove AME Zion Church, Franklin, former trustee, steward and Sunday school superintendent, retired pastor of Sycamore Hill AME Zion Church, Gates County, for 17 years and four years at Allen Temple AME Zion Church, Suffolk. He was a member of AF&A Masons, Courtland Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Pecola N. Councill; a daughter, Tessa C. Blow of Franklin; two sons, Thomas H. Councill Jr. of Franklin and Thraun H. Councill of Oxon Hill, Md.; a sister, Willie Mae Jones of Franklin; a brother, Charlie Long of Franklin; nine grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Susie P. Faulkner

CHESTER, S.C. – Susie Mae Penwell Faulkner, 79, a native of Aulander, died November 2, 2004. She was the widow of Ellis Faulkner Sr.

Survivors include her children, Ellis Jr., Mike, Audrey and Donna, all of South Carolina; and brothers, Mack Penwell, formerly of Aulander and now of Pinehurst and James Robert Penwell of Edenton.

Daler L. Warren

CONWAY – Daler Lee Warren, 91, a native of Northampton County, died November 8, 2004 at Hampton Woods Nursing Home.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Conway First Baptist Church by the Rev. Jonah Walston Jr. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Hertford County Undertakers, Winton, is in charge.

Survivors include his children, Vernon Warren of Baltimore, Md., and Leona Garris of Conway; sisters and brothers, Eva Hope of Boston, Mass., Reatha Sharpe of Ahoskie; stepbrothers, Henry T. Jacobs and James H. Jacobs, both of Washington, D.C.; stepsisters, Mae Moore of Rich Square and Barbara Jacobs of Norfolk, Va.; 26 grandchildren; and 50 great-grandchildren.

Dallas L. Parker

HARLEM, N.Y. – Dallas Parker, 72, died November 6, 2004.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Galilee Baptist Church, Branchville, Va., by the Rev. Willie Diggs. Faison Funeral Home, Seaboard, is in charge.

Lorenzo Barnes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Lorenzo Barnes, 88, died November 6, 2004.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, Severn, by the Rev. Barnes. Faison Funeral Home, Seaboard, is in charge.

Ray W. Hurdle

HOBBSVILLE -Ray Winslow Hurdle, 75, a native of Perquimans County, died November 9, 2004, in his home. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Georgia Dean Riddick Hurdle.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Sandy Cross Baptist Church by the Revs. E. Vernon Gilmer Jr. and Tim Dannelly. Burial will be in the Riddick Family Cemetery near the home. Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville, is in charge. Memorial contributions may be made to University Hospice, P.O. Box 272, Ahoskie, NC 27910 or the Parking Lot Fund of Sandy Cross Baptist Church, Hobbsville, NC 27946.

Hurdle was a member of Sandy Cross Baptist Church and had formerly served as a Sunday school teacher, director of Sunday school and had been a longtime member of the Adult Choir. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of the American Legion Post No.126, Suffolk Moose Lodge No. 141, the Hampton Roads Moose Legion No. 199, and had been a volunteer with both the Gates County Rescue Squad and Meals on Wheels.

He retired from Hofler Tractor and Implement Company in Sunbury.

Survivors include his wife, Treena R. Hurdle; a stepdaughter, Lisa R. Ward of Hobbsville; his brother, Royce Hurdle of Suffolk; and a stepgrandson..

Clemma A. Lassiter

NORFOLK, Va. – Clemma Adell Lassiter, 82, died November 8, 2004.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Baptist Church. Burial

will be in Up River Friends Cemetery in Belvidere. Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 2808 Ballentine Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23509. Altmeyer Funeral Home is in charge.

She was a longtime member of Trinity Baptist Church in Norfolk, the Olive Sunday School Class, the Elizabeth Hale Circle and was a volunteer with the church food bank for many years. Survivors include her husband, Harold Rountree Lassiter; two daughters, Carol Sears of Plano, Texas, and Nancy Haskett of Norfolk; brother, Alvah Winslow of Belvidere; sister, Alcora Wiggins of Gates; and three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

James E. Vinson

AULANDER – James E. &uot;Jim Ed&uot; Vinson, 87, a native of Hertford County, died November 5, 2004, at Britthaven Nursing Home, Edenton.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Aulander First Baptist Church by the Rev. Stevie Lawrence. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Wilder’s Funeral Home, Inc., Aulander, is in charge.

Vinson was a member of Zion Grove Baptist Church and an Army veteran. He was a retired custodian from Roanoke-Chowan Hospital.

Survivors include his wife, Alvergia Vinson of Aulander; five sons, James A. Vinson and Michael Vinson, both of Aulander, Clarence Vinson of Upper Marlboro, Md., Rubiant Vinson of Temple Hills and Danny M. Vinson of Colerain; three daughters, Etherine Overton of Silver Springs, Carrie Mont of Wappingers Falls, NY and Diane Vinson of Silver Springs; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Margaret Rudy

RALEIGH – Margaret Olivia Bunch Rudy, 86, a native of Ahoskie, died November 6, 2004. She was the widow of Daniel W. Rudy.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Millbrook United Methodist Church, Raleigh. Interment will be at Montlawn Memorial Park, where the family will receive friends immediately following the service. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 1300 St. Mary’s Street, Raleigh, NC 27605 or Millbrook United Methodist Church, 1712 East Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC 27609. Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, 831 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, is in charge.

Mrs. Rudy was a graduate of Kings Business College in Raleigh, and retired from North Carolina State University after 27 years of service. She was a member of Millbrook United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her son, Daniel William &uot;Bill&uot; Rudy, Jr. of Garner; daughter, Jacqueline R. Phelps of Raleigh; three grandchildren; and eight grandchildren.

Salvatore Bonanno Jr.

CONWAY – Salvatore John Bonanno Jr., 42, a native of Amityville, NY, died November 8, 2004, at Duke University Medical Center, Durham.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Bonanno family cemetery, Conway, by the Rev. R.O. Denton. The family will receive friends at Massey Funeral Home, Jackson, from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and other times at the home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvatore John Bonanno Jr. Fund, c/o RBC Centura, Rich Square, NC 27869.

Bonanno was a supervisor with Resinall Corp. in Conway.

Survivors include his wife, Kimberly Outland Bonanno; his sons, Salvatore John Bonanno III and Nicholas Joseph Bonanno, both of the home; and his sisters, Angela Bonanno Sweeney of Colonial Heights, Va., and Mary Ann Bonanno Davidson of Conway.

George A. Cherry

AHOSKIE – George A. Cherry, a native of Bertie County, died November 3, 2004 at his residence.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wynn’s Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. Michael Cherry. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Hunter’s Funeral Home, Inc., Ahoskie, is in charge.

Cherry was a retired forklift operator. He was a member of Wynn’s Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Gwendolyn Cherry of the home; one son, the Rev. Michael Cherry of Upper Marlboro, Md.; three daughters, Darlene P. Cherry of Landover, Colette Cherry of District Heights and Antasha Herbert of the home; his mother, Louise Cherry of Ahoskie; a sister, Dorothy Holley of Harlem, NY; two stepchildren; three granddaughters and five stepgrandchildren.

William M. Taylor

CONWAY – William Medford Taylor, 93, of Conway, NC, died Monday, November 8, 2004, at Autumn Care Nursing Home, in Rich Square, NC.

He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Elizabeth Futrell Taylor.

Surviving are: sons, W. Medford Taylor, Jr., of Richmond, VA, and Thomas F. Taylor and wife, Barbara of Florence, SC; granddaughters, Melissa (deceased) and Meredith; two great-granddaughters, Taylor and Shelby Lee.

He grew up on a farm at the edge of the Dismal Swamp at South Mills, and graduated from Elizabeth City High School. He founded and organized the Conway Volunteer Fire Department and became its first fire chief. He was the owner and operator of a Western Auto Store in Conway for 15 years. His generosity and unmatched sense of humor endeared him to all who knew him. His devotion to his wife, is legendary.

A service and celebration of life will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Conway United Methodist Church with burial to follow in Conway Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Garrett Funeral Home in Murfreesboro.