The R-C News-Herald Obituaries for July 7, 2005

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 14, 2005

Mabel Faison

ROANOKE RAPIDS n Mabel Faison, 74, died July 4, 2005 at Halifax Regional Medical Center, Roanoke Rapids.

A graveside service was conducted Wednesday at Crestview Memorial Cemetery, Roanoke Rapids, by Brother Michael Edmonds. H.D. Pope Funeral Home is in charge.

Ronald Joyner

JACKSON n Ronald Joyner, 58, died July 2, 2005 at Halifax Regional Medical Center, Roanoke Rapids.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete. H.D. Pope Funeral Home is in charge.

Shirley P. Hargrave

GARYSBURG n Shirley P. Hargrave, 70, died July 2, 2005.

A funeral was conducted Tuesday at the funeral home chapel. Burial was in Crestview Memorial Cemetery. Wrenn, Clark & Hagen Funeral Home, Roanoke Rapids, was in charge.

Rassie W. Dunlow

WINDSOR – Rassie Willis Dunlow, 78, of US 13 North, died Monday, July 4, 2005, in his home.

Mr. Dunlow was born in Bertie County, a son of the late Rassie and Chester Leary Dunlow and attended Bethel Assembly of God Church.

Rassie was an Army veteran of WWII and was retired as an auto body repairman. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, a lover of music and a talented musician.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma Griggs-Dunlow; daughters, Brenda D.

Jones and husband, Steve and Spring D. Musser and husband, Tom of Norfolk, VA; sons, Andrew Dunlow and wife, Sue of Aulander, Donald Dunlow and wife, Margaret of Williamston, James Dunlow and special friend, Lisa of Windsor; sisters, Elizabeth Burch of Powellsville, Hannah Ruth Allen of Wendell, Marigold Shubitowski of Glen Burnie, MD; Chet Pierce of Lansing, MI; brothers, Lannie Dunlow of Windsor, NC, Dutie Dunlow of Winston Salem, Jackie Dunlow of Ahoskie, Pete Dunlow of Wendell, Donnie Dunlow of Windsor, NC; grandchildren, David Musser, Tina Grimsley, Rebekah Dunlow, Heather Johnson, Kayla Dunlow, and Emily Dunlow; and great grandchildren, A.J. Grimsley, Canaan Grant, &uot;Ty&uot; Johnson, Destiny Lyons, and Kristin Ducas.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Janice Byrum Dunlow, a granddaughter, Michelle Lyons and several brothers and sisters.

A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, July 7, 2005, at 11 a.m. at Bethel Assembly of God Church in Askewville, with the Rev. R.O. Denton, Jr. and Rev. Don Milner, officiating. Burial will follow in Edgewood Cemetery, Windsor.

The family received friends at Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoskie, from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, and other times at the home.

Memorial donations may be made to University Health Systems Hospice, P.O. Box 272, Ahoskie, NC, 27910.

Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoskie, is serving the Dunlow family.

Geraldine P. Simmons

AHOSKIE n Geraldine Perry Simmons, 51, a native of Bertie County, died July 2, 2005 at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Harrellsville, by the Rev. Timothy Brassell. Burial will be in the Perry family cemetery, Harrellsville. Hertford County Undertakers, Winton, is in charge.

Survivors include her husband, Louis Earl Simmons of Ahoskie; children, Timothy Lamont Cherry of Atlanta, Ga., and James O'Neal Cherry of Kinston; her mother, Mary Winborne Perry of Harrellsville; four sisters, Peggy Winston, of Hampton, Va., Mary Moore of Ahoskie, Frances Leary of Merry Hill and Joaney Perry of Richmond; and a brother, Benjamin F. Perry Jr. of Hampton.

Vallie Jordan

ROCKY MOUNT n Vallie Jordan, 73, died July 4, 2005 at Nash General Hospital, Rocky Mount.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete. H.D. Pope Funeral Home is in charge.

Wyoming Bazemore

WINDSOR n Wyoming "Buddy" Bazemore, 61, a native of Windsor, died July 1, 2005 at Pitt Memorial Hospital, Greenville.

A funeral was conducted Tuesday at Bazemore Temple Church of God in Christ by Elder Maurice Davenport Sr. Burial was in the Bazemore family cemetery. Cherry's Funeral Home was in charge.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Bazemore; three sons, David, Anthony Wyoming Sr. and Kevin Wyoming; four brothers, Charlie Jr., Herbert, Roosevelt and Joseph; three sisters, Queen, Marie and Foseva; and 10 grandchildren.

Virginia Dugger

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Virginia &uot;Blanche&uot; Dugger, 81, a native of Butler, Tenn., died July 3, 2005, at Parsons Residential Care Center, Deep Creek. She was the widow of

Davis S. Dugger.

Survivors include a daughter, Irene A. Evans of Portsmouth; a son, Troy G. Anderson of Corapeake; a sister, Naomi Berry of Mishawaka, Ind.; three grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel by the Rev. Larry O'Brien. Entombment will follow. A viewing and visitation will be held Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel.

Wanda Jean H. Perry

COLERAIN n Wanda Jean Hill Perry, 59, of Cale Road, died Monday, July 4, 2005 at the home of her son.

Mrs. Perry was born in Norfolk, VA, a daughter of the late Freeman Perry and Hattie Harden Hill, and was a member of Bethany Baptist Church.

She was assistant manager of Charlie West's Ice Cream and Grill.

Wanda was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and was devoted to her husband Kenny, her sons, her grandchildren and her church.

She is survived by her two sons, Kenny Wilson Perry and his wife, Angela Bostic Perry of Simpsonville, SC, Kelly Freeman Perry and his wife, Marsha Ray Perry of Colerain; grandchildren, Matthew Alexander Perry, Ashleigh Marie Perry, Hali Cheyenne Perry and Rodney Jackson Ray Perry, a special nephew, Perry Allen Hill and three great nieces.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Rodney Kenny Perry and brothers, Freeman Shaw Hill and Fonda Ray Hill

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, July 7, 2005, at 4 p.m. in Hillcrest Cemetery, Colerain, with the Rev. Tommy Tripp, officiating.

The family received friends at Garrett Funeral Home on Wednesday from 7 until 8:30 p.m. and other times at the home of her son, Kelly Perry.

Memorial donations may be made to University Health Systems Hospice, P.O. Box 272, Ahoskie, NC, 27910.

Alice A. Macaluso

COLERAIN n Alice Adams Macaluso, 93, died Tuesday, July 5, 2005, in Bertie Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Macaluso was born in Bertie County and was a member of Colerain Baptist Church and a homemaker.

Survivors include a son, William Terry Macaluso of Colerain and a sister, Callie Knight of Windsor.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Hillcrest Cemetery, with the Rev. Gary Cline.

The family will receive friends at the home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Colerain Rescue Squad.

Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoskie, is in charge.

Henrietta K. Yeates

AHOSKIE n Henrietta Kennedy Yeates, 87, formerly of 308 Maple Street, Ahoskie, NC, departed this life on Monday, June 20, at Carver Living Center in Durham, NC.

Mrs. Yeates worked for 31 years in the Hertford County school system as French teacher, typewriting instructor, and Guidance Counselor at Robert L. Vann High School. She also served as Guidance Counselor at Robert L. Vann High School, C.S. Brown High School and Ahoskie High School. Before coming to Ahoskie, she worked at Warren County Training School in Wise, NC and at the North Carolina State School for the Blind and Deaf in Raleigh. During her years as teacher and counselor, she touched the lives of numerous students and encouraged many of them to continue their education beyond high school. Mrs. Yeates was also active in numerous community and civic organizations including I.B.P.O.E. of W. (Elks), Rose of Sharon Order of Eastern Star, West Roanoke Deaconesses' Union, National Association of University Women and many others.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles S. Yeates, Jr. of Ahoskie, one brother, William Kennedy, and two sisters, Almira Coursey and Wilhelmina Gilchrist, all of New York.

She is survived by three daughters, Joyce Cook, Charlesetta Morgan and Viola Park (Cornell) of Durham, NC; two nephews, Grafton Gilchrist of North Brunswick, NJ, William Pierre Coursey of Studio City, CA; one niece, Henrietta Coursey of Brooklyn, NY; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one grand nephews and one great grand niece.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 11, at 3 p.m. at New Ahoskie Baptist Church, Ahoskie, NC.

Condolences may be sent to Reynolds Funeral Home, 321 N. Maple St., Ahoskie, NC 27910. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Henrietta Kennedy Yeates Scholarship Fund at New Ahoskie Baptist Church, P.O. Box 371, Ahoskie, NC 27910.

Family and friends will be received at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Earl Newsome, 801 N. Rhue Street, Ahoskie, NC.

Irene T. Buffaloe

CONWAY n Irene "Peggy" Turner Buffaloe, 72, a loving mother and grandmother, died Wednesday, July 6, 2005 at her home in Conway.

Her first thirteen years of life were spent on a farm in Tarboro, moving, then, to Battleboro during her teen years. In her senior year of high school her family moved to Verona where they lived and worked on the Matt Ransom Farm. She and husband, Charles, moved to Conway in 1956 where they raised three children.

Her working career included Secretary to the Superintendent of Schools, secretary for John Paul Garriss Insurance Agency and Terra Sales Casket Company, and Bookkeeper for Davis Food Center and the Halifax Health Department. Also, she was an active member of Conway United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Charles D. Buffaloe, Sr.; one daughter, Donna B. Burgess and her husband, Neil of Conway; two sons, Chuck Buffaloe of Conway and Willie Buffaloe and his wife, Delores, of Fayetteville; three grandchildren, Christopher Buffaloe, Justin Burgess, and Callie Ruth Burgess, all of Conway; and two sisters, Eleanor Mouzon of Myrick Estates and Charlotte Atkins of Merritt Island, Fla.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Conway United Methodist Church by the Revs. John Butson and Lindsey Green. Burial will follow in the Town of Conway Cemetery.

The family will be receiving friends at Bridgers Funeral Home, Inc., in Conway from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and have requested that anyone wishing to share a memorial gift, please, do so to the Conway United Methodist Church, the Conway Volunteer Fire Department or to the Conway-Severn Rescue Squad.