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The R-C News-Herald obituaries for April 20, 2006

Robert B. Frazer, Sr.

ROXOBEL n Mr. Robert B. Frazer, Sr., age 79, died at the Guardian Care Nursing Home in Ahoskie on Monday, April 17, 2006.

Mr. Frazer was a native of Wayland, NY. He served in the US Navy where he retired in 1969 as a First Class Yoeman. He and his family moved from California to Virginia Beach following retirement. In 1980 he and his family made their home in Roxobel, NC. He was a member of the Sandy Run Baptist Church in Roxobel. Mr. Frazer was also a choir member of a number of years. Preceding him in death is his mother, Mabel King Frazer, his father, David W. Frazer, two sisters, Lillie Farrugia and Leolia VanGelder and his brother, Donald Frazer.

Survivors include one daughter, Cindy F. Runion of Pinellas Park, FL; one son, Robert B. Frazer of Aulander, NC and one sister, Mary Austin of Bath, NY. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Jerry F. Runion, III, Todd, Jeffrey, Amanda, Jessica, India and Crystal Frazer.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, April 20, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the Sandy Run Baptist Church in Roxobel.

Sykes Funeral Service, Inc., Rich Square, is in charge of arrangements.

Cpl. Shawn R. Creighton

COLERAIN n Cpl. Shawn Ross Creighton, 21, was killed April 8, 2006 while on active duty with the U.S. Army in Iraq.

Cpl. Creighton was an honors graduate of Bertie High School and a leader of the school’s ROTC program. He was promoted to Corporal two days prior to his death.

He is survived by his mother, Donna Drew Ward; father, Michael Creighton; stepfather, Cola Ward; sisters, Melinda Alligood and Nancy Ross Ward; brother, Michael Creighton, Jr.; grandmother, Nancy Drew; and great-grandmother, Mabel Jernigan.

A funeral service with full military honors will be conducted Friday, April 21, 2006 at Bertie High School in Windsor at 3 p.m. Burial with military honors will follow at Edgewood Cemetery in Windsor. The family will receive friends Thursday, April 20, 2006, 7-9 p.m. at Massey Funeral Home in Aulander.

Juanita R. Holley

COLERAIN n Juanita R. Holley, 23, died April 16, 2006 at Pitt Memorial Hospital, Greenville.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Saint Luke Holiness Church, Jack Branch Road, Lewiston. Burial will be in the New Bern family cemetery, Colerain. Gilliam Funeral Home, Windsor, is in charge.

Myrtle N. Lee

COLERAIN n Myrtle Newbern Lee, 76, of Brown Road, died Tuesday, April 18, 2006, in Roanoke Chowan Hospital.

Mrs. Lee was born in Bertie County and was a member of Mars Hill Baptist Church.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Ernest D. Lee, Jr.; a daughter, Sheila C. Brinkley of Ahoskie; a brother, Donald Newbern and his wife, Earline of Conway, NC; a granddaughter, Amy Brinkley; a grandson, Paul Cherry and his fianc\u00E9, Crystal Simmons; a great granddaughter, Kaylie Simmons; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, April 21, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. at Highland Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Tom Sees officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to Mars Hill Baptist Church, 1325 Meadow Road, Colerain, NC, 27924, or to Colerain Rescue Squad, Colerain, NC.

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

Lee Demary Jr.

MURFREESBORO n Lee Demary Jr., 55, a native of Hertford County, died April 16, 2006 at Pitt Memorial Hospital, Greenville.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Parkers Grove, Mapleton, by the Rev. Fernado Temple Sr. Burial will be in Carver’s Park Cemetery, Murfreesboro. A wake and a Masonic Rite service will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at Parkers Grove. Hertford County Undertakers, Winton, is in charge.

Survivors include his wife, Stella Smith-Demary; one son, Lee Demary III of Murfreesboro; two daughters, Rene\u00E9 Demary of Como and Tonia Demary of New York; one brother, Ronnie Demary of Ahoskie; and six grandchildren.

Wilbert L. Hayes

ROCKY MOUNT n Wilbert L. Hayes, 59, died April 17, 2006 at Heritage Retirement Center.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Word Tabernacle Church, Rocky Mount. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at H.D. Pope Funeral Home, Rocky Mount, is in charge. Condolences may be sent to www.hdpopefuneralhome.com.

Robert L. White

AHOSKIE n Robert Lawrence White, 62, of the 300 block of Vann Rd., died April 17, 2006.

He was a native of Hertford County, had retired from NCDOT Road Oil Department, a member of Creech Memorial Baptist Church, had served in the N.C. National Guard, and was the son of the late Ernest and Elsie Peel White, and was predeceased by a sister, Ada Fornes.

Surviving are his wife, Peggy Jean Askew White; one daughter, Rena Parker and her husband, Chris of Ahoskie, NC; one sister, Gayle Moore of Scotland Neck, NC; and two grandchildren, Shane Parker and Katie Grace Parker.

A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, 2006 at Garrett Funeral Home with the Rev. Lester Jarrett officiating, burial will follow at Ahoskie Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the home.

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

Mollie P. Jordan

AHOSKIE n Mollie Pauline Jordan, died April 17, 2006 at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, Ahoskie.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church Colerain by the Rev. Nathaniel Thompson. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Reynolds Funeral Home, Inc., Ahoskie, is in charge. Family will be received at the home of Mildred Jordan Lassiter, Powellsville.

She was a member of First Baptist Church Colerain.

Lois M. Cox

ROANOKE RAPIDS n Lois Mumford Cox, 92, a native of Northampton County, died April 18, 2006 at Riverview on the Appromattox Nursing Home, Chester, Va. She was the widow of Charlie Griffith and Spate Cox.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Massey Funeral Home, Roanoke Rapids, by Minister Dale Morris and Minister Rusty Peaks. Burial will be in Cedarwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services Friday. Massey Funeral Home, Roanoke Rapids, is in charge.

Mrs. Mumford worked for many years at Patterson Mill, Roanoke Rapids, and was a member of New Testament Christian Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Violet G. Peaks of Chester; a son, Dwight Griffith of Prince George; a brother, J.W. Mumford of Chesapeake; a sister, Ann Stevenson of Norfolk; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Clyde Flythe Jr.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Clyde Christopher Flythe Jr., died April 15, 2006.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Zoar Missionary Baptist Church, Seaboard. Interment will be in the Flythe family cemetery, Conway. Cook Brothers Funeral Home, Newport News, and Faison’s Funeral Home, Inc., Seaboard, is in charge.