The R-C News-Herald Obituaries for Sept. 13, 2005

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 29, 2005

Joe Cherry

COLERAIN n Joe Cherry, 47, a native of Bertie County, died September 11, 2005 at Guardian Care Nursing Home, Ahoskie.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Wilder's Funeral Home Chapel, Aulander. Wilder's Funeral Home, Inc., Aulander, is in charge.

Survivors include his sisters, Peggy Cherry and Annie Cherry, both of Newark, NJ; and brothers, Larry Gene Cherry of Linden, NJ, Ronnie Lee Cherry of Newark and Marvin Cherry of Norfolk, Va.

Kenneth Harris

ROANOKE RAPIDS n Kenneth Earl Harris, 41, died September 9, 2005 at Halifax Regional Medical Center, Roanoke Rapids.

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

Ada W. Fornes

AHOSKIE – Ada White Fornes, 68, of the 100 block of Liverman Mill Rd., died September 10, 2005.

She was a native of Bertie County, a daughter of the late Ernest and Elsie Peele White, a member of First Baptist Church Ahoskie, a former sales clerk for Belks Department Store, and a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband; Johnnie M. Fornes, one daughter; Sharon Roope and husband Kenny, Ahoskie, N.C., one stepdaughter; Linda Chitty, Goldsboro, N.C., one stepson; Tony Fornes, Ahoskie, N.C., one sister; Gayle B. Moore and husband Tommy, Scotland Neck, N.C., one brother; Lawrence White and wife Peggy, Ahoskie, N.C., a granddaughter; Tracy Roope, a grandson; Judson Byrd, stepgrandchildren; Melissa Phillips, Roanoke Rapids, N.C., Willie Roope, Laurinburg, N.C., several nieces, and was predeceased by a daughter, Glenda Byrd.

A graveside service was held at Highland Memorial Gardens, Ahoskie, N.C. 2 p.m. Monday, September 12, 2005, with the Rev. Anita Thompson officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to Roanoke Chowan Hospital Auxiliary, 500 South Academy St. Ahoskie, N.C. 27910.

Garrett Funeral Home is serving the Fornes Family.

Harold W. Chamblee

AHOSKIE – Harold Wright Chamblee, 87, of Highway 561 East, died Sunday, September 11, 2005, in Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Chamblee was born in Hertford County, a son of the late Joseph J., and Maggie Wiggins Chamblee.

He was a member of Creech Memorial Baptist Church and had retired as a service technician for White & Woodlely Mechanical Contractors.

He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was a prisoner of war.

Survivors include his daughters, Jane Chamblee Chitty and husband, Aubrey, and Gloria Chamblee Cobb and husband, Jeff, all of Winterville, NC, a sister, Elsie Slaughter and a brother Willie Chamblee, both of Ahoskie; a granddaughter, Paige Chitty Cassidy of Winterville; a grandson, Peyton Wright Chitty and wife, Heather of Wilmington; and great grandchildren, Paxton Aubrey Chitty of Wilmington and Bryant Edward Cassidy of Winterville.

Mr. Dilday’s wife, Ruth Perry Chamblee, predeceased him in June of this year.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14, 2005, at Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoskie, with the Rev. Robert May, officiating.

Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorial donations may be made to Baptist Children’s Homes of NC, P.O. Box 338, Thomasville, NC,


Julius C. Smith

GATESVILLE n Julius C. Smith, 64, a native of Hertford County, died September 10, 2005 at Louise Obici Hospital, Suffolk, Va.

A funeral will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at New Middle Swamp Baptist Church by the Rev. Claude Odom. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Hunter's Funeral Home, Ahoskie, is in charge.

Smith was a retired welder from Norfolk Naval Shipyard and a member of New Middle Swamp Baptist Church.

Survivors include his mother, Sophia Piland Smith of Gates; a son, Russell Smith of Georgia; four daughters, Barbara Sears of Gatesville, Lorraine Smith of Gates, Shirley Webster of New York and Ernestine Durman, currently serving in Iraq; one brother, George Smith of Elizabeth City; four sisters, Winnie Carter of Chesterfield, Va., Shirley Williams of Maryland, Leora Dail of Maryland and Rita Dail of Suffolk; and 10 grandchildren.

Mary Tann

MURFREESBORO n Mary Tann, 80, a native of Hertford County, died September 9, 2005 at her residence.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church Murfreesboro by the Rev. Robert D. Richardson III. Burial will be in the Vaughan family cemetery. Hunter's Funeral Home, Murfreesboro, is in charge.

Mrs. Tann retired from Georgia Pacific and a member of First Baptist Church Murfreesboro.

Survivors include a son, James Earl Tann of Emporia, Va.; two brothers, Charlie Vaughan of Philadelphia, Pa., and Lawrence Vaughan of Murfreesboro; five sisters, Barbara Vinson and Paulette Lee, both of Murfreesboro, Diane Dabner of Queens, N.Y., Marie Vaughan of Brooklyn, NY and Celia Vaughan of Atlantic City; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Carol L. Richardson

MURFREESBORO n Carol Lillie Richardson, died September 11, 2005 at her residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Reynolds Funeral Home Inc., Ahoskie, is in charge.

Doretha D. Emory

AHOSKIE n Doretha Duck Emory, died September 10, 2005 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Reynolds Funeral Home, Inc., Ahoskie, is in charge.

Rosa Whitehurst

LEWISTON n Rosa Mae Whitehurst, a native of Windsor, died September 6, 2005.

A funeral was conducted Sunday at Lighthouse Tower Ministry for All People by Bishop Alonza Quten. Burial was in the church cemetery. Gilliam Funeral Home was in charge.

Survivors include her husband, Ellis Whitehurst; one daughter, Malinda Whitehurst; a sister, Mary Mitchell of Lewiston; one granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.