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The R-C News-Herald Obituaries for August 17, 2006

Russell Smith

CONWAY n Russell Martin Smith, 94, died Sunday, August 13, at Halifax Regional Hospital in Roanoke Rapids. He had been preceded in death by his wife, Lois Flythe Smith.

A lifelong resident of Northampton County, he was a farmer and member of Bethany United Methodist Church.

Survivors include one son, James Russell Smith and his wife, Pat, and one daughter, Linda S. Jenkins and her husband, Ronald, all of the Milwaukee Community; four grandchildren, Jimmy Smith of Morresville, DeAnne Smith of Greenville, Anita Martin of Kill Devil Hills, and Ron Jenkins and his wife, Jenny, of Conway; two great-grandchildren, Ben Martin of Greenville and Josh Martin of the Milwaukee Community.

A funeral service was held Wednesday, 2 p.m. at Bethany United Church in Milwaukee with the Rev. Sid Collins officiating. Burial followed in the Milwaukee Cemetery.

Anyone wishing to share a memorial gift may do so to the Milwaukee Cemetery Fund in care of Steve Bridgers, 675 Doolittle Mill Rd., Conway, NC 27820.

Virginia Reid

WILSON n Virginia Artis Reid, 90, died August 11, 2006 at Wilson Medical Center.

A funeral will be conducted at 12 noon Friday at Jackson Chapel First Baptist Church, Wilson. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Jackson Chapel First Baptist Church. H.D. Pope Funeral Home is in charge. Condolences may be sent to: www.hdpopefuneralhome.com.

Nellie Rascoe

BRONX, NY n Nellie Gray Rascoe, 73, a native of Bertie County, died August 12, 2006 at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx.

A funeral will be conducted at 12 noon Saturday at Church of God for All People, Windsor. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Windsor. Cherry’s Funeral Home is in charge.

Ernest Banks

FRANKLIN, Va. n Ernest Lee Banks, 71, a native of Nansemond County, died August 13, 2006 at his home.

A funeral will be conducted at 12 noon Thursday at Diamond Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. Clarence Myrick. Elvin Vaughan Funeral Home, Franklin, Va., is in charge. Reynolds Funeral Home, Inc., Ahoskie, supplied information.

Banks graduated from C.S. Brown School and retired from Hercules after 23 years of service.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Jenkins Banks; a daughter, Regina Everett of Murfreesboro; a son, Craig Elam of Manassas; three brothers, Willie Banks of Red Bank, NJ, William Banks Jr. and Melvin Banks of Como; and two sisters, Marlene Simmons of Como and Marcell Faulk of Suffolk.

Augustus A. &uot;Gus&uot; McLean

MURFREESBORO – Augustus Alexander &uot;Gus&uot; McLean, Jr., of the 600 block of Woodridge Drive, died August 14, 2006, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Born in Lenoir, NC, he was a son of the late A. A. McLean, Sr. and Hallie Hall McLean. He attended Darlington Preparatory School, Davidson College, MCV of Virginia, and the University of Virginia. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.

Gus served as a physician at several US Army hospitals during World War II. In 1950, he moved to Murfreesboro, NC where he was a family physician for 35 years. He was active in Murfreesboro United Methodist Church, served on numerous medical boards and was a charter member of the Tri-County Airport Authority board.

Dr. McLean was married to Margaret &uot;Spec&uot; Stephenson McLean, who survives him. His sister, Edith Barden, and brothers, Fred and Bill McLean preceded him in death. Surviving are sisters, Dot McCormick of St. Paul, NC, Hallie Parker and husband, Jim of Chapel Hill, NC; and brother, Joe McLean of Goldsboro, NC.

In addition, he is survived by daughters, Peggy Womble and husband, Jim of Goldsboro, NC, Pat Zook of Chapel Hill, NC, Gay Engelbrecht and husband, Dennis of Durham, NC; sons, Sandy McLean and wife, Ginger of Greenville, SC, and Ben McLean and wife, Peg of Murfreesboro, NC. He has 14 grandchildren and 2 step-grandchildren.

A celebration of his life memorial service was held on Wednesday, August 16, 2006, at 3:00 p.m. at Murfreesboro United Methodist Church with the Rev. Arthur Warren officiating. Friends were received at the home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to Murfreesboro United Methodist Church, 313 High Street, Murfreesboro, NC, 27855, or to Chowan University Development, 1 University Place, Murfreesboro, NC, 27855.

Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoskie, assisted the McLean family.

Patricia Byrum

AULANDER n Patricia Harmon Byrum, 65, a native of Hertford County, died August 15, 2006 at Autumn Care of Rich Square. She was the widow of Johnny Byrum.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Aulander Cemetery by the Rev. Lester Jarrett. Massey Funeral Home, Aulander, is in charge.

Mrs. Byrum was a seamstress in a sewing plant and a member of Christian Harbor Church, Harrellsville.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda B. Respess of Hopewell, Va.; sisters, Jessie H. Hodges of Murfreesboro, Hazel H. Parker and Sallie H. McDaniel, both of Roxobel and Judith H. Evans of Aulander; one granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.

Stanley T. Bell

MURFREESBORO — Stanley Thomas Bell, 75, a native of Hertford County, died August 14, 2006 at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, Ahoskie.

Stanley retired from Georgia Pacific after 20 plus years of service.

Survivors include his wife, Annie Bell of Murfreesboro;

three sons, Stanley T. Bell, Jr. of Chesapeake, VA, William Bell of Roanoke Rapids and Donnell Bell of Maury;

four daughters, JoAnn Moore, Barbara Bell, Doris Gatling and Annie Bell;

two sisters, Viola Harris of Como and Evelyn White of Norfolk; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

,A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Sinai Church of God, Murfreesboro, by Pastor Peggy Beale. Burial will be in Carver Park Cemetery.

Hun-ter’s Funeral Home, Inc., Murfreesboro, is in charge.

Viewing will be held in the

Murfreesboro location.