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The R-C News-Herald Obituaries for Aug. 30, 2005

Barbara Majette

HENDERSON n Barbara Majette, 96, a native of Hertford County, died August 25, 2005 at Maria Parham Hospital.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church by the Rev. Elton Hall. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Hunter's Funeral Home, Inc., Ahoskie, is in charge.

She was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, James Majette of Henderson; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

McCoy Cherry

AHOSKIE n McCoy Cherry, 72, a native of Bertie County, died August 27, 2005 at his residence.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Wilder's Funeral Home Chapel, Aulander, by the Rev. Michael Cherry. Burial will be in the Cherry family cemetery, Ahoskie.

Cherry was a retired construction worker.

Survivors include his wife, Lela Moore Cherry of Lauderdale, Miss.; sons, Ricky Lewis Cherry and Melvin Eugene Cherry, both of Connecticut and Michael McCoy Cherry of Mississippi; daughters, Demetrice Candace Keys of Ahoskie; foster daughter, Christine Cherry of Ahoskie; sisters, Georgia Mitchell of Ahoskie and Clara Jones of Stamford, Conn.; and six grandchildren.

Dennis L. Taylor

MURFREESSBORO n Dennis Lee Taylor, 56, a native of Hertford County, died August 25, 2005 at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, Ahoskie.

A funeral was conducted Monday at Nebo Baptist Church by the Rev. Robert Holloman. Burial will be in the Jordan family cemetery, Como. Hertford County Undertakers, Winton, is in charge.

Taylor was a self-employed cement finisher. He was a member of Mount Sinai Baptist Church, Como.

Survivors include his mother, Doris Reid of Murfreesboro; children, Kevin Taylor, Derick Taylor, Jermaine Taylor, Tadesis Taylor and Dalton Pierce, all of Murfreesboro; brothers, the Rev. James Jordan, Donald Reid, Larry Reid, Allen T. Reid and Craig Reid; sisters, Corine Sykes, Brenda R. Ward and Barshall L. Reid; and 12 grandchildren.

Nannie B. Strickland

RICH SQUARE n Nannie Brown Strickland, 63, a long time resident of Rich Square, died August 26, 2005. She was the widow of Wilton Bridgers Strickland Sr.

A funeral was conducted Monday at Rich Square Baptist Church by the Rev. Bob Rogers and Pastor Ronald Owens. Burial was in Cedar Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 102454, Atlanta, Ga., 30368-2454 or Rich Square Baptist Church, PO Box 589, Rich Square, NC 27869.

Mrs. Strickland was a member of Rich Square Baptist Church, worked in the Northampton County School system for 28 years and was a teacher assistant. She retired from Garysburg Elementary School.

Survivors include her daughter, Carol S. Greier of Roanoke Rapids; two sons, Wilton B. Strickland Jr. of Jackson and James Robert Strickland of Hurricane Mills, Tenn.; her sister, Daisy B. Smith of Bracy, Va.; her brother, Brandt M. Brown of Murfreesboro; and five grandchildren.

Edgar E. Bryant

RICH SQUARE n Mr. Edgar Earl Bryant, age 85, died at his home in Rich Square on Friday, August 26, 2005. He was a native of Northampton County. He served four years in the Army during World War II.

Mr. Bryant was married to Evelyn Lassiter Bryant in 1946 and enjoyed 59 wonderful years together. He worked as an upholster and mechanic for most of his working career. He was a member of the Old Pinners Church in Rich Square. Mr. Bryant was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather as well as a wonderful friend to everyone who knew him. He loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman. Preceding him in death are his mother, Maudie Bryant, his father, Miles Bryant and 15 brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Lassiter Bryant of the home; two daughters, Jane Bryant Wooten and her husband, Kenneth of New Bern, NC and Susan Inez Bryant Davis of Ahoskie, NC; one son, Edgar Earl Bryant, Jr. and his wife, Karen of Chester, VA; one sister, Helen B. Robbins of Rich Square, NC; one brother, Carroll Bryant of Rich Square, NC. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Christopher Wayne Davis, Cheryl Lynn Davis, Renee Wooten English, Brad Wooten and Justin Wooten and one great-grandchild, Ethan Davis.

Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, August 28, 2005 at 3 p.m. at the Chapel of Sykes Funeral Service in Rich Square, NC. The burial followed at the Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Rich Square with the Rev. Bob Rogers officiating.

The family received friends at Sykes Funeral Service on Saturday evening, from 7-8:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to University Hospice, 521 W. Myers St., Ahoskie, NC 27910 or National Parkinson Foundation, Inc., Mary Ann Sprinkle, Director of Development, 1501 NW 9th Ave., Bob Hope Road, Miami, Florida 33136-1494.

Lennie P. Hinton Jr.

HOBBSVILLE -Lennie Pell Hinton Jr., 58, a native of Suffolk, Va., of died August 27, 2005, as the result of a farming accident.

Hinton was a farmer; he was also employed with Colony Tire Corp. He was a member of Zion United Methodist Church, was a former member of the Gatesville Ruritan Club, and a former member and past president of the North Carolina Peanut Growers Association. He was also a former member of the Gates County Soil Conservation Board, a member of the National Cotton Council, board member of the Gates County Farm Bureau and had served in the National Guard.

Survivors include his wife, Brona Wiggins Hinton; and his brother, Lonnie C. Hinton of Suffolk.

Graveside services were conducted Monday in Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery by the Rev. Tracy Clayton. Any memorial contributions may be made to any chapter of the American Cancer Society. Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville, was in charge.

May F. Paschall

RALEIGH – May Pruden Fleetwood Paschall, a native of Jackson, NC, died August 26, 2005.

Survivors include a son, Richard, Jr. of Perry’s Pond; a son, William &uot;Bill&uot; Paschall of Surf City; and daughter, Elizabeth &uot;Liz&uot; Parrott of Raleigh; grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

A funeral was conducted Monday at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31 at Magnolia Glen Senior Living Center.

Jones Funeral Home was in charge.

Carl M. Douglas

ROCKY MOUNT n Carl Maurice Douglas, 42, died August 28, 2005 in Rocky Mount.

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

George C. Baker

AHOSKIE – George Carroll Baker, 70, of Evergreen Street, died Saturday, August 27, 2005, in his home.

Mr. Baker was a native of Colerain, North Carolina, and moved to Chesapeake, VA, where he was employed in steel fabrication and sales in excess of 40 years. He was a member of Colerain Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Bessie Jean Baker of Southampton County, VA; a daughter, Shirley A. Blanks, and her fianc\u00E9 of Branchville, VA; a sister, Diane Vasser and husband of Walters, VA; a brother, David Baker and wife, of Edenton, NC; grandchildren, George Glen Baker, Jr., Brandi Bradshaw, Brian Baker, Krystal Shaver, Justin Baker, Jeffrey Bradshaw, Timothy Baker and Jennifer Bradshaw; stepgrandchildren, Jessie Bradshaw, Jr. and Frankie Bradshaw; great-grandchildren, Bryce, Haley, Gabriel, Angel, Ashley, and Abigail and his stepmother, Evelyn Daniels.

A graveside memorial service will be conducted on Thursday, September 1, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. in Highland Memorial Gardens, with Rev. Robert May officiating.

The family will assemble at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. prior to services and will receive friends at the home, 150 Evergreen Street, Ahoskie, NC, following the service.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to University Health Systems Hospice Care, Box 272, Ahoskie, NC, 27910.

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

William F. Parker

RICH SQUARE n Mr. William Franklin "Bill" Parker, age 60 of Rich Square, NC, died Sunday, August 28, 2005 at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville, NC.

Mr. Parker was born May 29, 1945 in Northampton County, NC. Preceding him in death are his mother, Beatrice Tresseler and his father J.C. Parker and his loving grandparents who reared him, John and Annie Mae Gibson and his father and mother-in-law, Robert Glenn Futrell and Bettie Mae Futrell and his half brother, Steve Tresseler.

Bill's love of Rich Square and Northampton County involved him in many areas. He was retired from Roanoke-Electric after 36 years of service. He was a faithful member of Rich Square Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, and Sunday School Teacher, and served his church in many other capacities. He was a member of Valley Pine Country Club where he enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the Board of Directors and past President of that board. He was a member of the Rich Square Volunteer Fire Dept. where he had served as Chief for several years and had been a member of the Rich Square Rescue Squad. He was elected to the Town Board of Commissioners of Rich Square and had served the past several years. He was former President and Director of Northeast Academy Board. Bill was a volunteer for Junior Varsity Football for Northampton County and Northeast Academy. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Rich Square Masonic Lodge. He was NC Ambassador and Participant of Senior Games and active in the Down East Games. Bill was presently working for Massey Funeral Home and was vice president and co-owner of B & C Travel.

He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf and working in his yard and also working with the Town of Rich Square Beautification Committee. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.

Bill enjoyed a lovely marriage of 39 years to Clara Futrell Parker, and was a caring and devoted father to his children, Jennifer Parker Barnes and her husband, Stacey Barnes of Currituck, NC and William Franklin Parker Jr. of Alexandria, Va. and future daughter-in-law, Jennifer Burnham. He was a devoted grandfather to his grandchildren, James Michael Barnes and Megan Elizabeth Barnes.

Survivors also include his aunts/sisters, Elizabeth Ann Bright and Vera Smith of Holden Beach, his uncle/brother, Hugh Gibson of Enid, Oklahoma, his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert Glenn Futrell Jr. and Tad Futrell of Roanoke Rapids; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Thomas D. Mincher and Judy Mincher of Greensboro and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Rich Square Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob Rogers officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Rich Square.

The family will receive friends at Massey Funeral Home in Jackson, NC, Tuesday from 7 until 9 p.m. and other times at the home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Rich Square Baptist Church/Memorial Garden Fund, P.O. Box 589, Rich Square, NC 27869.

Larry W. Tyler

ROCKY MOUNT n Larry William Tyler, 46, died August 2q8, 2005 at Nash General Hospital.

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