The R-C News-Herald obituaries for April 11, 2006

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 20, 2006

Jimmie B. Hand

GATESVILLE -Jimmie Blanchard Hand, 103, a native of Gates County, died April 7, 2006. She was the widow

LeRoy C. Hand Sr.

Mrs. Hand taught school in Salisbury, Greensboro, Ahoskie and Gates County.

She was the oldest member of Gatesville Baptist Church. Mrs. Hand had served as the president of the Auxiliary of the North Carolina Clerks of Superior Court during her husband’s tenure as president of the Clerks Association and had also been an active member of the Gates County American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors include a stepdaughter, Dorothy Hand Wagoner of Murfreesboro; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Gatesville Baptist Church by the Rev. Gene Asbill. Burial will be in Gatesville Cemetery with Miller Funeral Home in charge. The family will assemble at the funeral home on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. for the procession to the church. Following the graveside portion of the service, friends may join the family in the church’s social hall. Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of Gatesville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 167, Gatesville, NC 27938.

Percy A. White

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Percy Alexander &uot;Pro&uot; White, 57, a native of Portsmouth, died April 5, 2006, at Maryview Medical Center.

White served four years in the U.S. Air Force. He worked as a boiler maker, ship surveyor and shop planner at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Norshipco and Newport News Shipyard. He was also a member of St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, Portsmouth.

Survivors include a daughter, Yumika White of Sunbury; parents, the Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Percy O. White of Portsmouth; and four sisters, Jacqueline Rogers of Bremerton, Wash., Shirley Wilson of Washington, D.C., Dorothy Bowser of Zuni and Sandra White of Portsmouth;

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, Portsmouth, by Dr. Curtis E. Edmonds Sr. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake, with military honors. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home, Portsmouth chapel, will begin at noon Tuesday. The body will be taken to the church at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. The family will be at 3328 Killian Ave., Portsmouth, and will assemble there for the procession to the church. Condolences may be sent to

Martha C. Ward

GATES – Martha Copeland Ward, 75, a native of Nansemond County, died April 6, 2006, at her residence. She was the widow of Walter Sanford Ward Sr.

Mrs. Ward was a member of Reynoldson Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughters, Dean of Eure and Ginny W. Sawyer of Gates; sons, Kenny Ward of Gatesville and Sanford &uot;Sandy&uot; Ward of Gates; sisters, Shirley C. Neville of Portsmouth, Helen C. Dotson of Suffolk, Louise C. Holder of Franklin, Va., and Carolyn C. Hankins of Surry, Va.; brothers, Leo R. Copeland, E. Clifton Copeland and Joseph T. Copeland, all of Gates; and seven grandchildren.

A funeral was conducted Sunday at Reynoldson Baptist Church with the Revs. Billy P. Presley and John Wilkinson. Interment was in the church cemetery. Harrell & Hill Funeral Home, Suffolk, was in charge. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society local chapter or Reynoldson Baptist Church, 73 Reynoldson Road, Gates, NC 27937.

Frank E. Dildy

BROOKLYN, NY n Frank Edward Dildy, 57, a native of Gates County, died April 5, 2006 at Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m.

Tuesday at Stallings Funeral Home Chapel, Gatesville, by the Rev. Dr. Johnny Warren Sr. Burial will be in Lebanon Grove Baptist Church, Gatesville.

Dildy was a US Army veteran of the Viet Nam War.

Survivors include five sisters, Essie Hinton of Belvidere, Stella Pemberton and Carolyn Jones, both of Gates, Mary Hurdle of Gatesville and Betty Richmond of Winton; and five brothers, James Dildy of Florida, Nathaniel Dildy of Sunbury, Charlie Clinton Dildy, and Joseph and Johnnie Dildy, both of Gatesville.

Willia B. Hunt

WINDSOR n Willia B. Hunt, 97, died April 6, 2006 at Plumblee Nursing Home, Plymouth.

A funeral will be conducted at 12 noon Wednesday at Cedar Landing Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Cherry’s Funeral Home, Windsor, is in charge

She was a retired teacher.

Felica A. Askew

COLERAIN – Felica Anne Askew, 30, April 6, 2006 at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, Ahoskie.

She was a member of Greater Wynn’s Grove Baptist Church, Colerain.

Survivors include three daughters, Porsha Jenkins, Mercedez Askew and Alexis Askew all of Colerain;

her father, Bryant Askew II of Powellsville;

two brothers,

Byant Askew III of Colerain and Christopher Jefferson of Suffolk, VA.; and five sisters, Keisha Jefferson, Nicole Askew, and Angela White, all of Suffolk, VA, Doneisha Langford and Bryanna Askew, both of Ahoskie.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Zion Grove Missionary Baptist Church by Rev. Nathaniel Thompson.

Burial will be in Newsome Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Hunter’s Funeral Home, Inc., Ahoskie, is in charge.

Virginia Boone

MURFREESBORO – Virginia Boone, 92, died April 8, 2006 at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, Ahoskie.

She was a member of First Baptist Church Murfreesboro, where she was in the senior choir and a member of Pastors Aide Club.

Survivors include two sons, Lance Boone of Jacksonville, FL and Jerome Boone of Virginia Beach, VA; one daughter, Julia Boone Clark of Murfreesboro;

four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church Murfreesboro by Rev. Robert D. Richardson III.

Interment will be in Carver Park Cemetery. Hunter’s Funeral Home, Inc.,

Murfreesboro is in charge.

Frank Eley

AHOSKIE – Frank Eley, 92, died April 8, 2006 at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, Ahoskie.

Eley was a member of Newsome Grove Baptist Church,

where he was an usher.

Survivors include his wife, Effie Eley of Warsaw, VA;

two sons, Thomas Eley of Chesapeake, VA and George Dembry of Philadelphia, PA;

three daughters, Geraldine E. Mizzell, Annie E. Edwards and Gladys Stevenson, all of Ahoskie, NC;

ten grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Newsome Grove Baptist Church by Rev. Richard Smallwood.

Interment will be in church cemetery. Hunter’s Funeral Home, Inc., Ahoskie is in charge.

Julia Hunter

AHOSKIE – Julia Hunter, 88, died April 4, 2006 at Guardian Care Nursing Home, Ahoskie.

She was a member of Pleasant Plains Baptist Church, Ahoskie.

Survivors include one daughter, Julia Edwina Hunter Perry of Hampton, VA;

and two grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Plains Baptist Church by Rev. Charles Robinson.

Interment will be in Hall family cemetery. Hunter’s Funeral Home, Inc., Ahoskie, is in charge.

Betty Scott

AULANDER n Mrs. Betty Lou Harrell Scott, age 68, of Aulander, NC, died April 10, 2006 at Pitt Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Scott was born May 22, 1937 in Bertie County, NC. She was the daughter of the late Era Hall Harrell and Willie W. Harrell. She was a retired machine operator in the textile industry.

She is survived by her husband, Joe Scott, Jr. of the home; daughters, Catherine Outlaw and husband, Scott of Aulander; Jo Ann Lee and husband, Leslie of Aulander, Emma Theodorakis and husband, Jimmy of Clayton; sons, Jonathan Scott and wife, Pam of Roxobel, Randy Scott and fianc\u00E9e, Rhonda of Francis Mill; a sister, Carol Bland of Roanoke Rapids; brothers, Morrison Harrell of Roanoke Rapids and Rueben Harrell of Portsmouth, VA; grandchildren, Gary and wife, Bridgette, Michele, Nicholas and wife, Mandy, Page, Ashley, Amanda, Victoria and Logan; and great-grandchildren, Megan, Andrew, Aaron and Brent.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at Massey Funeral Home in Aulander with the Rev. Steve Evans and Pastor Paul Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in Hall Rogerson Family Cemetery in Aulander. The family received friends Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Massey Funeral Home in Aulander.

Myrtle Ward

WINDSOR n Myrtle Bazemore Ward, 91, a native of Bertie County, died April 9, 2006 at Rivers Edge Nursing Home, Windsor. She was the widow of William Clifton Ward.

A graveside funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Edgewood Cemetery, Windsor, by the Rev. Harvey Jackson. The family will receive friends at Walker Funeral Home from 7-8:30 p.m. Memorial gifts may be given to Community Home Care and Hospice or a charity of your choice.

Mrs. Ward worked for Blue Bell as a seamstress and was a member of Republican Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Steve Ward of Raleigh; one daughter, Bettie Dunn of Kinston; one sister, Margaret Truitt of Portsmouth, Va.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.