The R-C News-Herald Obituaries for Nov. 17, 2005

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Nettie V. Scales

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Nettie V. Scales, 82, a native of Jackson, died November 12, 2005, in her residence. She was the widow of Richard J. Scales.

Mrs. Scales was a chartered member of Centennial Baptist Church, Portsmouth. She served as usher for many years until her health began to fail.

Survivors include a son, Gerald Scales of Portsmouth; two sisters, Sarah Billups of Portsmouth and Virdia Battle of Chesapeake; and four brothers, Joe Vaughan Jr., and Calvin Vaughan, both of Jackson, Herbert Vaughan and Eddie Vaughan, both of Portsmouth.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Centennial Baptist Church, Portsmouth, by the Rev. R.L. Addison. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake. The family will be at the residence to receive friends and assemble for the procession to the church. The body will be in church Thursday at 10 a.m. Fisher Funeral Home, 1520 Effingham St., Portsmouth, is in charge. Condolences may be offered at

Rice R. Deloatche

RALEIGH n Rice Rutherford Deloatche, a native of Jackson, died November 11, 2005.

Deloatche was a faithful member of Allen Chapel AME Church and later St. Paul AME Church in Raleigh. He graduated from Coates High School in Jackson in 1945. He served as a steward in the church. Rice furthered his education at A&T State University where he pledged Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity before graduating in 1952.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Satterwhite; one daughter, Belinda DeLoatche of the home; one son, Josephus Deloatche of Oxford; Ashley; one sister, Hattie M. DeLoatche of Jackson; and one grandchild.

A funeral will be conducted at 12 noon Thursday at Saint Paul AME Church.

Visitation will be held at 11:30 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will be in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. Lightner Funeral Home, 312 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Raleigh, North Carolina (919) 833-1676. E-condolences may be sent to

Jane C. Dickie

TAPPAHANNOCK, Va. n Jane Coggin Dickie, 75, of Tappahannock, Va., and formerly of Murfreesboro, NC, died November 13, 2005 at Autumn Care of Nash, Nashville, NC. Mrs. Dickie was the wife of the late David H. Dickie.

Jane was a native of Cary, NC, graduate of Duke University, teacher, homemaker, and a member of Saint John’s Episcopal Church in Tappahannock, Va.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, November 17 at 2 p.m. in the New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Epson, NC.

She is survived by her loving friend, Jack Renirie of Kilmarnock, Va.; daughter and son-in-law,

Claire and Don Forsyth of Midlothian, Va.; a son and daughter-in-law, Kirk and Lynda Catherine Dickie of Rocky Mount, NC; grandchildren, Sarah Dickie, Susan Dickie, David Forsyth and Rachel Forsyth.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation at 2210 Millbrook Rd., Suite 109, Raleigh, NC 27604.

The family will receive friends in the Fellowship Hall at New Bethel Baptist Church following the service.

Arrangements by Carlisle Funeral Home, Taboro, NC.

Bernice Bussie

MURFREESBORO n Bernice Vinson Williams Bussie, 79, of 615 Pinetops Road, and a native of Hertford County, died Sunday, November 13, 2005 at her home.

A funeral will be held on Friday, November 18 at 1 p.m. at Menola First Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles R. Tyner delivering the eulogy. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 17, 2005 at the funeral home. Services of comfort are entrusted to Hertford County Undertakers, Winton, N.C.

Mrs. Bussie was retired from Hertford County Undertakers, Winton.

Survivors include her husband, France Bussie of Murfreesboro; children, Caesar Williams, Jr. (Gloria), Mary B. Lassiter (Edward), Barbara Everette, Sheila Majette (Victor), Benjamin Williams, Sr. (Sarah), and Bronia Gail Vaughan (Juan), all of Murfreesboro, Bobbie L. Williams (Kathy) of Virginia, and Janet Hall (Oris) of Ahoskie; adopted children, William Ashe, Andre Ashe and Tammy Ashe Skinner, all of Delaware; two sisters, Mary P. Tyner of Murfreesboro and Ernestine P. Hopkins of New York; 27 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

James McGlohon

COLERAIN n James E. McGlohon, 93, a native of Bertie County, died November 15, 2005 at Guardian Care Nursing Home, Ahoskie.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Nathaniel Thompson. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Hunter’s Funeral Home, Ahoskie, is in charge.

McGlohon was a member of Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church and a retired farmer.

Survivors include three daughters, Katherine Watford of Colerain, Helen Bell and Naomi Bell, both of Connecticut; two sisters, Arsenic White of Philadelphia, Pa., and Minnie Wynn of Baltimore, Md.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Marilyn T. Bateman

AYDEN – Marilyn Todd Bateman, 54, a native of Bertie County, died November 13, 2005.

Mrs. Bateman was a purchasing manager for Hardware Supply of America and a member of Peoples Baptist Church in Greenville.

Survivors include her mother, Audrey Hoggard Todd of Colerain; three sons, Timothy Bateman of Suffolk, Matthew Bateman of Winterville and Stephen Bateman of Griffin; three brothers, Greg Todd of Tarboro, Jeff Todd of Southport and Keith Todd of Winston-Salem; and six grandchildren.

A funeral was conducted Wednesday at Peoples Baptist Church, Greenville by Pastor Max Barton and Pastor David Baker. Walker Funeral Home of Windsor was in charge.

Sherman Brown II

RICH SQUARE n Sherman Leroy Brown II, 45, a native of Port Huron, Michigan, died November 13, 2005 at his residence.

A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday at the chapel of Massey Funeral Home, Aulander. The family will receive friends following the service.

Survivors include his wife, Michelle Brown of Rich Square; his children, Jennifer and Justin Brown, both of Port Huron, Michigan; a sister, Kathleen Yvonne Cain of Kelford; two brothers, Timothy James Brown of Aulander and Andrew David Brown of Rich Square; and one grandson.

Stephen W. Sharp

PITTSBORO – Stephen Wardell Sharp, 45, formerly of Ahoskie, died November 14, 2005.

A memorial service will be conducted 7 p.m. Saturday, December 10, 2005 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church located at 7019 Pleasant Hill Church Road, off Highway 902, just outside of Pittsboro.

Sharp served his country and he worked for the USDA, Soil and Conservation Service from 1979-1981.  Mr. Sharp then enlisted with the United States Marine Corps and Reserve from 1981-1991.

In May, 1989 he received his Agriculture Engineering degree from A&T State University in Greensboro, NC where he pledged with his brothers of Alpha Phi Omega.  From 1990-1996 he held several positions with the North Carolina Department of Transportation utilizing his engineering skills.  He was the Streets Supervisor for the Town of Chapel Hill from 1996-1999, and then for a short time as Streets Superintendent for the City of Durham.  The past few years he worked for the State of North Carolina Emergency Management as Site and Construction Engineer for the Division of Temporary Housing helping hurricane victims.

Survivors include his daughter, Stephanie Sharp of Lexington; brothers, Quintin, Ronald and Donald, all of Ahoskie, and Eric of Alexandria, VA; a sister, Tamira Ortiz of Chesapeake, VA; his mother, Frances Sharp of Ahoskie; and his grandmother, Jeanette Moore. Griffin Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro is in charge.  

Ozzie Nicholson

ROCKY MOUNT n Ozzie Nicholson, 78, died November 15, 2005 at Nash General Hospital.

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

John A. Blythe

SEABOARD n Mr. John Aubrey Blythe, age 92, of Deberrys Mill Rd., Seaboard, NC, died Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at Halifax Regional Medical Center in Roanoke Rapids, NC.

Mr. Blythe was born, June 23, 1913 in Northampton County, NC, the son of the late William Joseph Blythe and Mattie Virginia Luter Blythe. He ran J.A. Blythe Store in the Galatia Community for almost 70 years and was a member of Galatia Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Dora Lee Rose Blythe; six nephews, Jimmy Blythe, Billy Britton and Henry Britton, all of Pendleton, NC, Ellis Britton of Seaboard, NC, Joe Blythe of Woodland, NC and James Blythe of Galax, Va.; three nieces, Margaret Blythe Johnson of Battleboro, NC, Marie Hicks of Alexandria, Va., and Virginia Chitty of Ahoskie, NC; also several great nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Friday, November 18, 2005 at 2 p.m. at Seaboard Cemetery in Seaboard, NC with the Rev. David Foster and the Rev. Lonnie Armstrong officiating.

The family will receive friends at Massey Funeral Home in Jackson, NC, Thursday from 7 until 8:30 p.m.

Clarence Flood

COFIELD n Clarence “Flippy” Flood, died November 15, 2005 at Autumn Care of

Roanoke Valley, Rich Square.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Philippi Baptist Church, Cofield, by the Rev. William Lassiter. Burial will be in the Flood family cemetery. Reynolds Funeral Home, Inc., Ahoskie, is in charge.

Flood was a member of Philippi Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Herring Flood; two sons, Don and Michael; four daughters, Alfreda Flood, Sharon Smith, Phyllis Verbal and Fern Dawkins, six sisters, Almeta James, Verta James, Maurice Horne, Vivian Holmes, Cleaster Pierce and Delores Hall; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Titus Grant

RICH SQUARE n Titus Grant, 92, a native of Northampton County, and formerly of Rich Square, died November 12, 2005 at Moses Cone Hospital, Greensboro.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. J.T. Grant. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Hunter’s Funeral Home, Ahoskie, is in charge.

Grant was a member of Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church. He was a retired basket factory worker at Jim Brown Mill.

Survivors include three sons, Ray Grant and Edward Grant, both of Brooklyn, NY and James Grant of Rich Square; six daughters, Shirley Grant, Francis Grant and Alice Burson, all of Greensboro, Valeria Glover of Hempstead, NY, Mary Bacon of Atlanta, Ga., and Thelima Grant of Irvington, NJ; one brother, Robert Grant of Durham; one sister, Nellie Eastwood of New York; 21 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

Sallie R. Lyons

DURHAM n Sallie Ruth Lyons, a native of Farmington, died November 8, 2005.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Northeast Baptist Church by the Rev. Wesley Elam Sr. and the Rev. Robert Walton. Burial will be in Glennview Memorial Park. The family will be at the home of her sister, Jacqueline White at 401 S Adams St. Ellis D. Jones & Sons Funeral Directors, Durham, is in charge.

Mrs. Lyons worked at Harrington Manufacturing, Perdue, Lewiston, June Day Sewing Factory, Blue Ridge Shoe Factory, Aulander and Wrangler Jean Company, Windsor.

Survivors include her father, Charlie Lester Lyons of Durham; three sons, Tyrone Lyons of Durham, Christopher Lyons of Garner and Toris Clark of Durham; two daughters, Yaschia Onafowora of Carrboro and Altesha Lyons of Greensboro; five sisters, Rachel Fowler of Mocksville, Shirley Lyons and Alice Lyons Bennett, both of Lewiston, Marie Lyons of Windsor and Jacqueline White of Durham and Solomon Wiggins of Durham; an adopted sister, Minnie Carter of Winston-Salem; and 11 grandchildren.