The R-C News-Herald obituaries for June 29, 2006

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 29, 2006

Dianne Parker

MURFREESBORO n Dianne Britt Parker, 53, a native of Hertford County, died June 25, 2006 at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, Ahoskie.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church Murfreesboro by the Rev. Robert Richardson. Burial will be in Carver’s Park Cemetery, Murfreesboro. Wilder’s Funeral Home, Inc., Aulander, is in charge.

Mrs. Parker was a member of First Baptist Church Murfreesboro.

Survivors include her husband, Johnny Lee Parker of Conway; sons, Donny Parker, Larry Reid and Johnny Lee Parker, all of Murfreesboro; daughters, Annie Marie Britt of Virginia Beach, Va., Susan Basnight and Crystal Parker, both of Murfreesboro; one brother, Robert Myrick of Washington, D.C.; and 20 grandchildren.

Annie Kearney

ROCKY MOUNT n Annie Kearney, 63, died June 22, 2006 at Nash General Hospital.

A visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at H.D. Pope Funeral Home, Rocky Mount. A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Pineview Cemetery, Rocky Mount.

C. Warner Hudgins

EURE – Cornelius Warner Hudgins, 80, a native of Gates County, died June 26, 2005, in his home.

Hudgins was employed for 35 years at Union Camp, now International Paper in Franklin, he retired as a fireman in the Power Plant. A member and deacon of Cool Spring Baptist Church, other memberships included the Hall Ruritan Club, Gatesville Masonic Lodge No. 126 and Gates County Chapter No. 335, the Order of the Eastern Star. A Navy veteran of World War II, he saw action in the Pacific Theatre and received the Bronze Star.

Survivors include his wife, Garnett Eure Hudgins; two daughters, Sara G. Hudgins of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Julia A. Hudgins of New Bern; a son, Bryan W. Hudgins of Eure; a sister, Julia Vegley of Yorktown, Va.; a brother, Francis M. Hudgins of Loris, S.C.; three grandsons; and a great-grandson.

A funeral was conducted Wednesday in Cool Spring Baptist Church by the Revs. Roger Kiker, Wayne Gardner and Billy Presley. Burial with Masonic rites followed in the church cemetery. Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville, was in charge. Memorial contributions may be made to the cemetery fund of Cool Spring Church, c/o Merwin Bauerle, 460 US 13 South, Eure, NC 27935, or to University Hospice, P.O. Box 272, Ahoskie, NC 27910.

Charlie W. Abrams

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Charlie Wiley Abrams, a native of Edgecombe County, died June 23, 2006.

Survivors include a sister, Mary Ellen Clary of Eure; a brother, James Abrams of Norfolk; sons, Joey, Danny, John and Larry Abrams of Virginia Beach; daughters, Terry Abrams of Virginia Beach and Robin Abrams of Eden; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A private ceremony was held.

Charles Baugham

RICH SQUARE n Charles McKinley Baugham, 60, died June 26, 2006.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Willow Oak AME, Rich Square, by the Rev. James Baker. Burial will be in the church cemetery. A visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Lionel Whidbee Funeral Home, Rich Square.

Ida Jordan

AHOSKIE – Ida Kermit Jordan, 104, died June 23, 2006.

Mrs. Jordan was the daughter of the late Junius and Aurora Mitchell. She completed her education in Hertford County and was a machine operator at Glendale Hospital in Glendale, MD. She was a church member of First Baptist Church of Highland Park, Md., a member of the Gospel Echoes and member of New Ahoskie Baptist Church.

She was married to the late Thomas H. Jordan. From the late 70’s she and her sister, “Baby Doll,” resided at Cedar Lane, Ahoskie, NC.

Survivors include a stepdaughter, Nita B. Jones of Alexandria, VA; adopted daughter, Diane Jordan-Clemmons of Landover, MD; two adopted grandsons, two nieces whom she raised: Doris L. Pickett and Margaret R. Herder, both of Philadelphia, PA; nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews; one sister-in-law, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at 12 noon Saturday at New Ahoskie Baptist Church by the Rev. Patrick Young. Burial will be in Mitchell Memorial Garden, Ahoskie. Reynolds Funeral Home, Inc., Ahoskie, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Davis

FUQUAY-VARINA n Mary Gladys Davis, 101, a native of Fuquay-Varina, died June 25, 2006, at Windsor Point Retirement Community in Fuquay-Varina. She was the widow of Charles A. “Al” Davis.

Survivors include her son, Charles A. Davis, Jr. of Greenville; daughter, Isadora D. Johnson of Jackson; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was conducted Wednesday at Wake Chapel with Pastor Ross Marion. Interment followed at the church cemetery. The family requests memorial contributions, in memory of Mary Gladys Davis, to Wake Chapel Christian Church of Fuquay-Varina.

Sugg Funeral Home is in charge.

Clarence M. Joyner

EDENTON – Clarence Moore Joyner, 91, a native of Northampton County, died June 26, 2006, in Britthaven of Edenton.

Joyner was retired from Textron Aerostructures, was an Army veteran of World War II and was a member of Potecasi Baptist Church.

Survivors include a niece; and a nephew.

A graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday in Ballard’s Bridge Baptist Church Cemetery by the Rev. Ron Parr. Miller Funeral Home, Edenton, is in charge.

Sylvia Parker

MAPLETON – Sylvia Parker, 60, a native of Hertford County, died June 26, 2006.

Mrs. Parker was a member of Parker’s Grove Baptist Church, Mapleton.

Survivors include her, Melvin Parker of the home;

three sons, Johnnie Bailey of Courtland, VA, Eric Parker of Detroit, MI and Melvin Parker Jr. of Durham; one daughter, Patricia Parker of Newark, DE;

one brother, George Bailey Jr. of Fredricksburg, VA;

six sisters, Mary Gatling and Margaret Wiggins, both of New York, NY, Rosa Jordan, Celestine Williams, Katie Jordan and Edna Everette, all of Portsmouth, VA;

eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday at Parker’s Grove Baptist Church, Mapleton.

Burial will be in the Gatling family cemetery. Hunter’s Funeral Home, Inc., Ahoskie is in charge.

Thomas Johnson

WINDSOR n Thomas “Tom” Edgar Johnson, 86, a native of Bertie County, died June 27, 2006 at Three Rivers Nursing Home. He was the widower of Dorothy Arant Johnson.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Windsor Assembly of God by the Rev. David Baker and the Rev. Chuck Gray. Burial with military rites will be in Edgewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Walker Funeral Home and other times from the home of Peggy and George Cobb, 403 Taylor St., Windsor. Memorial gifts may be made to the Bertie County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 74, Windsor, NC 27983.

Johnson was the former co-owner of Cashie Motor and Marine in Windsor. He attended Windsor Assembly of God and was a WWII Army veteran with the 117th Infantry 30th Division.

Survivors include three daughters, Marion J. Cale and Peggy J. Cobb, both of Windsor and Dianne J. Davis of Rocky Mount; one son, William Robert Johnson of Merry Hill; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.