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The R-C News-Herald Obituaries for Jan. 7, 2006

Jimmy H. Keel

AHOSKIE – Jimmy Henry Keel, 70, a native of Pitt County, died January 4, 2006, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.

Keel was a retired butcher for A & P and

Piggly Wiggly food stores, an Army veteran, and a member of the Ahoskie Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Clark Keel; four daughters, Jimmie Fay Walther, Jo Anne White and Darleen Jones, all of Ahoskie, and Billie Jo Flythe of Rich Square; one son, Ernie Ray Keel of Eure; one brother, Allen Keel, Tarboro; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was conducted Friday at Garrett Funeral Home by the Rev. James Hutchinson.

Burial was in Ahoskie Cemetery.

Survilla Cherry

WINDSOR n Survilla Cherry, 79, died January 4, 2006 at Pitt Memorial Hospital, Greenville.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Saint Elmo Baptist Church, Windsor. Burial was in Watson’s family cemetery. Gilliam Funeral Home was in charge.

Idell Baugham

RICH SQUARE n Idell Clarice Ward Baugham, 83, died January 1, 2006.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cumbo Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Carroll Dickens. Burial will be in the Moore family cemetery, Rich Square. Smith-Whidbee Funeral Home is in charge.

Jethro P. Herring

COFIELD n Jethro Premento Herring, died January 1, 2006 at his residence.

A funeral was conducted Friday at Philippi Baptist Church, Cofield, by the Rev. Anthony Herring. Burial was in the Herring family cemetery, Country Lane, Cofield. Reynolds Funeral Home, Inc., Ahoskie, is in charge.

Survivors include three sons, Gregory Jerome Herring of Norfolk, Va., Michael Herring of Cofield and Anthony Herring of Colerain; two daughters, Jamie Marie Glover of PA, and Michelle Denise Phillips of VA; five sisters, Dorothy Flood of Cofield, Theresa Archer of Ahoskie, Philomina Battle of Norfolk, Ardieth Herring of Ahoskie and Madessie Herring of Baltimore, Md.; 18 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Willie L. Rogers

NORFOLK, Va. – Willie Leon Rogers, &uot;Cool Daddy,&uot; 49, a native of Margarettsville, died December 30, 2005.

Rogers was a graduate of Gumberry High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was employed at Aetna Wire Company and he also worked for Paxton Door Engineering and General Foam Plastics.

Survivors include five brothers, James Rogers of Portsmouth, Jerry Rogers of Chesapeake, Edward Lee Rogers and Maurice Rogers, both of Margarettsville and John T. Rogers of Long Island, N.Y.; two sisters, Eula Mae Williams of Baltimore, Md., and Malinda Mason of Hampton.

A funeral was conducted Friday in the chapel of Metropolitan Funeral Service, 7246 Granby St. Interment was at Mount Zion Cemetery, Seaboard. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.metropolitanfuneralservice.com.

Harley E. Ashe Sr.

SUFFOLK, Va. –

Harley Edward Ashe Sr., 88, a native of Jackson, died January 4, 2006, in Obici Hospital.

Ashe was a member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church and retired from Norfolk Naval Base Public Works.

Survivors include his wife, Jessie L. Ashe; two daughters, Wanda Ashe Patton of Winston-Salem and Patricia Anne Ashe of Suffolk; two sons, Thomas Edward Ashe of Portsmouth and Harley E. Ashe Jr. of Christiansburg, Va.; two sisters; three brothers; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in St. Andrew Presbyterian Church by the Revs. Keith Curran and Richard Lovingood. Burial will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. Sturtevant Funeral Home, is in charge. Memorial donations may be made to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church Building Fund.

Marvin Gay

ROCKY MOUNT n Marvin Alfred Gay, 65, died January 5, 2006 at Nash General Hospital, Rocky Mount.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Thorne

Chapel Baptist Church, Rocky Mount. A visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. Monday at H.D. Pope Funeral Home is in charge. Condolences may be sent to: www.hdpopefuneralhome.com.

Audrey B. Harper

PENDLETON n Audrey B. Harper, 90, a native of Northampton County, died January 5, 2006 at her home. She was the widow of Carlton J. Harper.

A graveside service was conducted Friday in Roberts Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery by Dr. James Crocker. Bridgers Funeral Home, Inc., Conway, was in charge.

Mrs. Harper was a member of Roberts Chapel Baptist Church and worked at Norfolk Naval Base until her retirement.

Survivors include a sister, Foy B. Fisher; and a brother, Robert Barnes, both of Pendleton.

Nekita K. Johnson

MURFREESBORO n Nekita Keyes Johnson, 28, died January 6, 2006 at Duke University Hospital, Durham.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Holy Prayer Room Church, Rich Square, by Dr. Dorothy Ruffin. Burial will be in Carver’s Park Cemetery. Hood Funeral Home, Conway, is in charge.

Curtis L. Tann

MURFREESBORO n Curtis Leon Tann, 55, a native of Northampton County, died January 4, 2006 at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, Ahoskie.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Nebo Baptist Church by the Rev. Robert Holloman. Burial will be in the Tann family cemetery, Murfreesboro. Hertford County Undertakers, Winton, is in charge.

Survivors include his wife, Gladys Williams Tann; his mother, Clementine Tann, both of Murfreesboro; three brothers, Ronald Tann of Mapleton, Randy Tann of Conway and Rodney Tann of Murfreesboro; and one sister, Joyce Tann of Como.

Fannie White

COLERAIN n Fannie “Bettie” Newbern White, 101, a native of Bertie County, died January 5, 2006 at Bertie Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of Luther G. White.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Elm Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. Preston Jernigan, the Rev. Hugh Mizelle and the Rev. Dennis Conner. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Colerain. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Walker Funeral Home, Windsor, and other times from the home of Edith and Jack Williford, 506 US 13 North. Memorial gifts may be made to Elm Grove Baptist Church.

Mrs. White was a homemaker and a member of Elm Grove Baptist Church, the Ladies Senior Sunday School Class and also a member of the Home Demonstration Club.

Survivors include one daughter, Edith White Williford of Windsor; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Mary Edwards

SEABOARD n Mary Alice Woodard Edwards, 78, a native of Northampton County, died January 4, 2006 at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, Ahoskie. She was the widow of Roland Woodrow Edwards.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Seaboard Baptist Church by the Rev. Steve Trussell. Burial will be in Seaboard Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Seaboard Baptist Church. Massey Funeral Home, Jackson, is in charge.

Survivors include her sisters, Geraldine “Sarah” Plank of Hernando, Fla., and Margaret W. Edwards of Margarettsville; a brother, Calvin W. Woodard of Margarettsville; half-sisters, Mae Woodard of Murfreesboro and Lenau Pope of Seaboard; and a half brother, Robert Woodard of Pensacola.

William Everette

ORANGE, NJ – William Henry “Jack” Everette, a native of Hertford County, and formally of Como, died January 4, 2006 at his home.

Everette was a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Como until he moved to New Jersey.

Survivors include his wife, Joanne Wright-Everette;

children, Linda, Sandra, Tracey and William Everett;

two sisters, Alice Everette Powell of Murfreesboro and Sylvia Everette Murphy of Raleigh;

brothers, James Edward Everette of Woodland, Jesse Floyd Everette of Orange, Clarence Edward Everette “Bro” of Como and Dariel Everete of Orange;

a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Matthews AME Church in Orange, NJ.

Interment was be in the Evergreens Cemetery. Woody’s Funeral Home is in charge.

Hunter’s Funeral Home, Murfreesboro supplied information.

Eddie Smith Sr.

ROANOKE RAPIDS n Eddie Eugene Smith Sr., 55, died January 5, 2006 at Halifax Regional Medical Center.

A funeral will be conducted at 5 p.m. Saturday with a visitation from 4 to 4:45 p.m. in the Roanoke Rapids Chapel of H.D. Pope Funeral Home by the Rev. Lynne Bradley. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Sunday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Scotland Neck.

Hattie Johnson

CLEVELAND, OH n Hattie Riddick Johnson, a native of Powellsville, died January 4, 2006 at Eliza Bryant Center, Cleveland, OH.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church, Powellsville, by the Rev. Lafayette Riddick. Burial will be in the family cemetery. Reynolds Funeral Home, Inc., Ahoskie, is in charge.

Mrs. Johnson was a member of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church. She was a member of the Junior Sunday School teacher, chairman of Sunday School Christmas and Easter Programs, Baptist Training Union & Senior Choir and the Missionary Society.

Survivors include three children, Anderson B. Russell, Jacqueline Reedy and Carole DySart; one brother, the Rev. Lafayette Riddick; and one sister, Juliet R. Porter.

Barbara Davis

ROCKY MOUNT n Barbara Davis, 39, died January 5, 2006 at Nash General Hospital.

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