The R-C News-Herald Obituaries for January 4, 2007

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Earline Dickens

AHOSKIE – Earline Vaughan Dickens, 74, a native of Hertford County, died December 31, 2006 at her residence.

Mrs. Dickens was a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.

She was a retired housekeeper for Chief Motel.

Survivors include one daughter, Mae Pittman of Wendell; one brother, Ronald Lee Vaughan of Hampton, Va.; one sister, Jerlene Futrell of Hampton; six grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted on Saturday at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church by Rev. H.H. Murrill.

Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery Hunter’s Funeral Home, Inc. n Ahoskie is handling services.

Clarence O. Revelle

CONWAY – Clarence O. Revelle, 76, of Burlington, Vt., and formerly of Conway, died Dec. 15, 2006.

His ashes will be buried in Ashley’s Grove Cemetery.

Elizabeth Graham

LEWISTON n Elizabeth Thompson Graham, 79, a native of Bertie County, died January 1, 2007 at Three Rivers Health and Rehabilitation Center, Windsor.

A funeral will be conducted at 2:30 pm. Sunday at Mill Branch Baptist Church, Aulander, by Minister Patricia Bell. Burial will be in the Wilder-Cherry Family Cemetery, Aulander. Wilder’s Funeral Home, Inc., Aulander, is in charge.

Mrs. Graham was a member of Spring Hill Baptist Church and a retired farm worker.

Survivors include her sons, William Graham of Lewiston, Robert Graham of Ahoskie and Horace Graham of Lewiston; daughters, Velma Banks of Greenville, Wanda Gail Graham, Mary Ann Graham, and Lisa Ann Graham, all of Lewiston; one sister, Sally Pugh of Hobgood; brothers, Eddie Thompson of Lewiston and John David Thompson of Suffolk, Va.; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Edgar Smith

PATERSON, NJ n Edgar “Beaver” Smith, 59, a native of Roxobel, died December 30, 2006 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mill Branch Baptist Church, Aulander, by the Rev. Ronald Dolberry. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Wilder’s Funeral Home, Inc., Aulander, is in charge.

Smith was a sheet metal mechanic for United Showcase Co., Paterson.

Survivors include his sons, Gary Smith, Demetrius Burden and Gregory Harris, all of Aulander, and Andr\u00E9 Burden of Kelford; daughters, Angela Haile of Millville and Shar’Loottee Jones of Charlotte; his mother, Ola Mae Smith of Windsor; his brothers, Ulysses Smith Jr. of Paterson and Cecil Smith of Roxobel; sisters, Dorothy Hardy of Washington, DC, Glenda Newsome and Rachel Smith, both of Bronx, NY, Vera Newsome of Fayetteville and Vickie Dickerson of Lewiston; and 20 grandchildren.

Kenneth Privott

BRONX, NY n Kenneth D. Privott, a native of Hertford County, died December 29, 2006 at VA Medical CT VA Affairs, Bronx.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Harrellsville, by the Rev. Robert Lewis. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Reynolds Funeral Home, Inc., Ahoskie, is in charge.

Survivors include three brothers, James E. Privott and George Privott, both of Ahoskie and Chris L. Privott of Bowie, Md.; and three sisters, Loretta Privott of Bronx, Johnnie Manley and Buelah Riddick, both of Cofield.

Johnnie Barnes

COMO n Johnnie Sedon Barnes, 83, a native of Hertford County, died January 1, 2007 at Guardian Care Nursing Home, Scotland Neck.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Sinai Church, Como, by the Rev. Michael Wilson. Burial will be in Mt. Gilead AME Church, Newsoms. Hertford County Undertakers, Winton, is in charge.

Survivors include four sons, Johnny C. Barnes and Dwight Barnes, both of Como, Norfleet Barnes of Courtland, Va., and Michael Barnes of Hampton; six daughters, Evelyn Abram and Sandra Long, both of Como, Barbara Melton of Winton, Celestine Barnes of Maryland, Lori Mclohone of Georgia and Lisa Blakney of Georgia; 25 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

James Lassiter

WOODLAND n James Thomas Lassiter, 79, a native of Northampton County, died January 1, 2007 at his residence.

A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Second Baptist Creeksville Missionary Church by the Rev. Anthony Rawlings Sr. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Hertford County Undertakers, Winton, is in charge.

Survivors include his mother, Jossie Lassiter of Woodland; one son, Anthony Lassiter of Philadelphia, Pa.; three brothers, Gary Lassiter and Elton Lassiter, both of Philadelphia and Richard Lassiter of Conway; and five sisters, Helen Deloatch, Mable Boone and Gladys Reese, all of Conway, Martha Lassiter of Woodland, Julia Williams of New York and Mary A. Moore of Philadelphia.

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Taylor Wade Chitty

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Kathleen “Kay” Young Chitty

SHELBY – James &uot;Jay&uot; Frank Chitty, IV, Taylor Wade Chitty

Jim, Kay, Jay and Taylor Chitty of Shelby died December 31, 2006. They are survived by their loving daughter and beloved sister, Haley Young Chitty of Knoxville, TN.

Jim Chitty, 53, was born in Ahoskie, NC, November 3, 1953. He graduated from Bertie Academy in Merry Hill, NC, and was a proud graduate and avid supporter of UNC-Chapel Hill where he received a B.S. degree in Business Administration in 1976.

President and owner of J. F. Chitty III & Associates, a residential real estate appraisal firm, he also owned Chitty-Young,a property management company, AAA Mini Storage, and Kwik’N’Klean car wash.

He loved athletics and took pride in coaching the youth basketball teams at First Baptist Church on which his sons, Jay and Taylor, played.

Jim was a loyal member of the Woody Kennedy Sunday School class at First Baptist Church of Shelby and was involved in numerous civic and professional organizations, including the Shelby Civitans, the City of Shelby Zoning Board of Adjustment, the Shelby Airport Commission, National Realtor Association and the Society of Real Estate Appraisers.

He was a dear friend to many.

Throughout his life, Jim was known for his sense of humor and his great love for his family. He was a “rock” and great leader and provider for the family.

Kay Chitty, 52, was born in Shelby June 1, 1954, and was a life-long resident of Shelby. A 1972 graduate of Shelby High School, Kay met Jim Chitty while attending UNC-Chapel Hill where she received a B.A. degree in (math) Education in May 1976.

She and Jim married in June 1976.

She also received a Master’s Degree in Human Development and Learning with a concentration in Mathematics from UNC-Charlotte.

Kay was a math instructor at Cleveland Community College for the past eight years and was selected by students and faculty for the 2004 Excellence in Teaching Award.

An avid bridge player, she belonged to two bridge clubs and was active in the Junior Charity League and First Baptist Church, where she taught the fifth grade Sunday School class.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling, walking with friends, playing the piano, swimming, cooking and entertaining. Most importantly, she was an encourager to all, loving, and kind-hearted, and Kay loved being a wife and mother and supporting her children’s many academic and athletic interests alongside her husband, Jim. As a loving daughter, she offered tender care to her mother and entire family.

Jay Chitty, 22, was born August 6, 1984, in Shelby. Jay graduated second in his class from Shelby High School in 2003 where he was an outstanding member of the varsity tennis team and was the recipient of numerous state and regional tennis titles. While in high school, he also ran cross-country and was a member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Young Life and volunteered at the Cleveland County Boys Club.

He excelled academically and athletically and was known for his kind demeanor and sportsmanship.

Jay was a senior at Davidson College and was scheduled to graduate in May 2007 with a degree in Mathematics. He was an outstanding member of Davidson’s Varsity tennis team.

Jay had an incredible sense of humor, was very easy-going, a devoted friend and brother, and loved playing practical jokes with his friends.

Taylor Chitty, 14, was born in Shelby December 22, 1992. He was an eighth grader at Shelby Middle School. Like his brother, Jay, Taylor was an outstanding student and athlete. He was ranked number one on the school’s tennis team and was undefeated in 2005.

Along with drama and orchestra, he participated in Battle of the Books and Math Counts. A member of Scout Troop 100 at Shelby Presbyterian Church, Taylor loved the outdoors. He was passionate about fishing, golfing and the UNC Tarheels. Taylor’s love of life and infectious smile endeared him to everyone.

The Chittys were all active members of First Baptist Church of Shelby and lived their faith in all they did.

They were preceded in death by Jim’s father James Frank Chitty, Jr., and Kay’s father, Carlos Lowery Young, who passed away November 24, 2006, and her brother Carlos Young, Jr.

Besides Haley, survivors include Jim’s mother Marie Wade Chitty and stepfather Odell Barnes, sister Deborah Chitty McKinney and her fiance Jimmy Godwin, all of Kitty Hawk, NC, and Deborah’s son Franklin McKinney of Robbinsville, NC; Kay’s mother, Connie Young, sister and brother-in-law Anne and Bill Beam and their children, Ali and Will, of Wilmington; brother and sister-in-law Steve and Marijean Young and their children Jeanna and Stevie, also of Wilmington; Aunt Eloise Young Spangler of Shelby and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, all of whom will cherish their memory.

Burial will be held at Sunset Cemetery in Shelby at 11 a.m. Friday, January 5 with a memorial service to follow at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Shelby. Family will receive friends in the church gym following the service. Arrangements are in the care of Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home. Visitors will be welcome at the home of Constance Young throughout the week.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the personal ministry account of Haley Chitty, payable to Campus Crusade for Christ, Account #0549077, and mailed to Campus Crusade for Christ, P.O. Box 628222, Orlando, FL, 32862-8222. Memorials may also be given to the First Baptist Church Youth Department, 120 N Lafayette St, Shelby, NC 28150.