The R-C News-Herald Obituaries for October 21, 2006

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 28, 2006

Howard Battle III

PINETOPS n Howard Leroy Battle III, 24, died October 16, 2006 at Heritage Hospital, Tarboro.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Crisp Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, Pinetops. Burial will be in Carver Park Cemetery. H.D. Pope Funeral Home is in charge.

James Crandell Jr.

ROCKY MOUNT n James Edward “Bodilly” Crandell Jr., 61, died October 14, 2006 at his residence.

A funeral was conducted Friday at Hillsdale Baptist Church. Burial was in Gardens of Gethsemane. H.D. Pope Funeral Home, Rocky Mount, is in charge.

William Norville Jr.

ROCKY MOUNT n William Norville Jr., 80, died October 18, 2006 at Nash General Hospital.

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

Dennis Anderson

ZEBULON n Dennis Anderson, 51, died October 17, 2006 at Wake Medical Center, Raleigh.

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

Pattie Barnville

ROCKY MOUNT n Pattie Barnville, 83, died October 18, 2006 at Nash General Hospital.

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

E. Fletcher Cordle

SEABOARD n E. Fletcher Cordle, 66, died October 19, 2006.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Seaboard Cemetery by the Rev. Steven Trussell. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Seaboard Baptist Church, Seaboard, NC 27870. Condolences may be sent to the family at Massey Funeral Home, Jackson, is in charge.

Cordle was a member of Seaboard Baptist Church.

Survivors include aunts and cousins.

Carrie Riddick

NEW YORK n Carrie Riddick, 98, died October 15, 2006 at Brook Dale Nursing Care Center.

A funeral will be conducted at 12 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Windsor. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Gilliam Funeral Home, Windsor, is in charge.

Dennis Battle

ROCKY MOUNT n Dennis Battle, 53, died October 19, 2006 at Heritage Hospital, Tarboro.

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

Lucius Emmett Bolton

Emmett was born on February 27, 1915, on a small farm just outside Rich Square, NC.

He was the third child of eight born to Albert and Rosa Vaughn Bolton. He graduated from high school in 1934 and began working in a Rich Square hardware store in October of the same year.

In 1939 he purchased the store and worked with his older brother, Aubrey, selling B. F. Avery tractors.

In December of 1939 Emmett met Mildred Satterwhite, a schoolteacher in Jackson.

They were married on June 8, 1941 in Henderson.

Together they had three children.

Jane Elizabeth “Betsy” was born in 1944 and Thomas Emmett was born in 1946; their first child, Emily Blair, died in 1944, several days after her birth.

In 1949, Emmett built a new hardware store on the north side of Rich Square, a building which currently houses the Roanoke Electric Cooperative.

Here he sold Ford tractors and Studebaker automobiles until 1968 when he liquidated the business.

In 1969 he returned to selling automobiles as an independent dealer until his retirement in 1979.

Emmett enjoyed the traveling he did during those ten years in his search for quality automobiles.

During his retirement, Emmett and Mildred continued to travel. Emmett was an avid reader and kept abreast of religion, politics, business, history, agriculture and science.

His faith in God and strong will allowed him to survive two bouts of cancer.

Emmett was a loving husband, devoted father, and adoring grandfather.

He leaves behind his wife of 65 years, Mildred; his sister Mertice Dean of Scotland Neck; his son Thomas Bolton of Rich Square; four grandchildren, Karen Crowe of Landsdowne, VA, Drew Daniels of Hickory, NC, Margaret Bolton of Leonardtown, MD, and Katie Caldwell of Alexandria, VA; and five great-grandchildren, Ashley, Thomas, Kate, Warren, and Annike.

He is preceded in death by his daughter, Betsy.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m., on Saturday, October 21, 2006 at Rich Square Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be sent to Rich Square Baptist Church, Attention Pastor Bob Rogers, L.E. Bolton Memorial Contribution, 116 West Jackson Street, Rich Square, NC, 27869 or United Hospice, 301 South Church Street, Suite 122, Station Square Complex, Rocky Mount, NC, 27804 (please note L.E. Bolton on contribution check).

Carlton B. Edwards

AULANDER n Carlton Benjamin Edwards, 82, of 919 NC 561West, went to be with the Lord on October 19, 2006, after a long illness.

A native of Hertford County, he was a son of the late Norfleet Benjamin Edwards and Mary Julie Hoggard.

He was a faithful member of St. John’s Baptist Church until he was unable to attend because of illness.

Carlton never complained even though he suffered many years with ill health.

Mr. Edwards was a navy and army veteran, serving during World War II and the Korean Conflict.

He was a member of the John F. Early VFW Post in Aulander, and had retired on disability from the NC Department of Transportation.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 58 years, Geraldine Britton Edwards; a daughter, Darlene Edwards Young and husband, Brent of Youngsville, NC; a son, Thomas Wayne Edwards, Sr. and wife, Beverly; a grandson, Thomas Wayne Edwards, Jr.; a granddaughter, April Edwards Coviello and husband, Chris; and grandson, Jerome Mays and wife, Amy, all of New Bern; five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Carlton was predeceased by a great grandson, Jonathan Edwards; six brothers and four sisters.

A graveside service will be held at Highland Memorial Gardens on Sunday, October 22, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Woody Copeland officiating.

The family will receive friends at Garrett Funeral Home from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday and other times at the home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John’s Baptist Church, 1644 NC 461, Ahoskie, NC, 27910.

Garrett Funeral Home is serving the Edwards family.