The R-C News-Herald Obituaries for November 11, 2006
Carter T. Stephenson
FRANKLIN, Va. n Carter Thomas Stephenson, 14, died November 5, 2006. He was born in Franklin, a son of Thomas Kent and Jennifer Carter Stephenson. He was a member of High Street United Methodist Church. Carter was a ninth grade student at Franklin High School and was a member of the golf and tennis teams. He was a member of Boy Scout Troop 17, a Life Scout near his Eagle, a member of the Order of the Arrow, and an avid fisherman.
Besides his parents, Carter is survived by a sister, Rebecca Britt Stephenson; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest and Rebecca Carter of Powellsville, N.C.; uncles and aunts, Ernie and Dawn Carter of Powellsville, and their children, Hinton, Mollie, and Will, Al and Jennifer Stephenson of Fuquay Varina, N.C. and their children, Janie, Payton, and Alyssa, Glenn and Kim Miller of Raleigh, N.C.; and their children, Sarah and Ethan; and his dog, Kirby.
He was also preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas and Helen Stephenson.
A celebration of Carter’s life was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at High Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Susan Reaves officiating. The family received friends at the residence, 105 Park Circle, Franklin. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Carter Stephenson Scouting Memorial Fund: c/o High Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 218, Franklin, Va. 23851. Wright Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
ROANOKE RAPIDS n Rose Perry, 30, of Roanoke Rapids, died October 31 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.
A visitation will held Friday in the chapel of H.D. Pope Funeral Home, Roanoke Rapids.
ROANOKE RAPIDS n Kianna Brown, two months old, died November 4, 2006 at her residence.
Services were held on Friday in the Roanoke Rapids Chapel of H.D. Pope Funeral Home.
Janie Outland Sams
Thomasville – Janie Outland Sams died peacefully November 8, 2006 at Piedmont Crossing in Thomasville.
She was born December 31, 1912 in Woodland, in Northampton County, North Carolina.
She was the youngest of seven children and the last surviving member of her generation of the Outland family.
Janie is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Pat Sams of High Point; granddaughter Kristin Sams of High Point; and granddaughter Laura Sams Wansley and her husband Dave, of Cornelius.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Robert Sams, in 1971.
Following her early years of education in local schools, she went on to graduate from Westtown School near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1931; and from East Carolina Teachers College in 1936.
Thereafter began a thirty-year teaching career, interrupted only by time spent in caring for her aging parents, and in early years of motherhood.
She was a birthright and lifelong member of Rich Square Monthly Meeting of Friends in Woodland.
Around the practices and beliefs of the Quaker tradition in which she was raised, she built a faith that sustained her throughout her life.
In her own quiet way she projected incredible strength and determination.
Of greatest importance to her were her family and her Meeting. For many years she served as Clerk of Rich Square Monthly Meeting and in various volunteer capacities within North Carolina Yearly Meeting (Conservative). Though she would never take credit for it, hers was a role of leadership in the Meeting and her presence is still remembered by those who remain there.
Janie took immense joy in her role as an educator.
As she aged, some of her favorite stories, recounted frequently, came from the years she spent as an educator.
She taught in Ahoskie, in her home town of Woodland, and finally in the nearby town of Conway.
She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, an honorary society for women educators.
During the years that she lived in her hometown, she often encountered former students who reflected back upon her the love and caring that they experienced while under her care in the classroom.
In February of 2000, at the age of eighty seven, she took the courageous step of moving to Piedmont Crossing in Thomasville to be closer to Fred and Pat.
As declining health necessitated residence in the nursing facilities there, she remained cheerful and maintained a bright outlook on life. She loved and was loved by members of the staff; her last days were made much easier by the loving support of these wonderful people.
The family will receive guests at the home of Fred and Pat Sams in High Point from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Sunday, November 12.
A memorial service will be held in Woodland at Cedar Grove Friends Meeting House at 2:30 PM on Saturday, November 18.
A reception for all who can attend will be held following the service.
Cumby Family Funeral Service and Sykes Funeral Service (in Rich Square, North Carolina) are in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rich Square Monthly Meeting of Friends in Woodland, or to Piedmont Crossing through the UCHS Foundation in Newton, North Carolina.
RICH SQUARE n Juaniqa Robinson, a native of Hertford County, died November 8, 2006 at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, Ahoskie.
A graveside service was conducted Friday at the Gatling family cemetery, Rich Square. Wilder’s Funeral Home, Inc., Aulander, was in charge.
Survivors include her parents, Juanita Perry Robinson and Jason Robinson of Rich Square; two brothers, Devonte Perry and Daquon Jenkins; and a sister, Juanazy Perry.
COLERAIN n Rosebud Vann Moore, 76, a native of Bertie County, died November 7, 2006 at Pitt Memorial Hospital, Greenville.
A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mill Branch Baptist Church, Aulander, by Bishop Joseph Smith. Burial will be in the Moore family cemetery, Colerain. Wilder’s Funeral Home, Inc., Aulander, is in charge.
Mrs. Moore was a member of St. Mark Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Rochelle Moore of Colerain; brother, Willie “Pete” White of Chesapeake, Va.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. n Mary B. Riddick-Turner, 53, Portsmouth, Va., formerly of Gates, died November 3, 2006.
A funeral was conducted Friday in the funeral home chapel of Stallings Funeral Home, Gatesville. Burial was in New Middle Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery, Corapeake.
AHOSKIE n Mary Elizabeth P. Grant, died November 8, 2006 at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital.
A funeral will be conducted at 12 noon Wednesday at New Ahoskie Baptist Church by the Rev. Patrick Young. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Reynolds Funeral Home, Inc., Ahoskie, is in charge.
Mrs. Grant was a member of New Ahoskie Baptist Church.
Survivors include one brother, Samuel Perry of Charlotte; and four sisters, Jeanette Moore of Mitcheville, MD., Flora Lee Banks of Edenton, Mary Montague and Hazel Mitchell, both of Ahoskie.
WHITAKERS n Hubert Wills, 87, died November 9, 2006 at Nash General Hospital, Rocky Mount.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. H.D. Pope Funeral Home, Roanoke Rapids, is in charge.