The R-C News-Herald Obituaries for February 24, 2007

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Carrie Hardy

JACKSON n Carrie Hardy, 91, died February 19, 2007.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Chapel Hill Baptist Church by the Rev. Jason Whitaker. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Lionel Whedbee Funeral Home, Rich Square, is in charge.

Robert L. Parker

RALEIGH n Robert Lee Parker, 68, formerly of Halifax, died February 20, 2007 at Wake Medical Center.

A visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday with the funeral service beginning at 11 a.m. in the Roanoke Rapids Chapel at H.D. Pope Funeral Home, by the Rev. Richard L. Battle. Interment will be in Allen Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Halifax.

Julia Johnston

GREENVILLE – Julia Harris Lilly Johnston, 86, a native of Chowan County, died February 20, 2007 at her home. She was the widow of David Bentley Harris, Thomas Meredith Lilly and Alan Bruce Johnston.

A funeral service was conducted Friday at the Wilkerson Funeral chapel. Burial followed in Pinewood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: The Memorial Baptist Church for Seniors and Youth Ministries, 1510 SE Greenville Blvd., Greenville, NC 27858.

In 1973 she moved to Ahoskie, where she was employed as an instructor at Roanoke Chowan Community College. In 1983 she moved to Kelford and then returned to Greenville in 2000 where she continued to work at Milady Beauty Shoppe until her retirement in 2003.

Mrs. Johnston was a member of The Memorial Baptist Church in Greenville and the Torchbearers Sunday School Class. While in Kelford, she was very active in the Kelford Baptist Church and served on the Town of Kelford Board of Commissioners.

Survivors include daughters, Debra Harris Ford of Fort Worth, TX and Julie Harris Tucker of Winterville; two grandchildren; sisters, Mahalia T. Butler of Greenfield, IN, Camilla T. Driver of Edenton, and Lois T. Johnson of Greenville.

Katherine Winborne

AHOSKIE n Katherine Winborne, 78, a native of Bertie County, died February 19, 2007 at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, Ahoskie.

A funeral will be conducted on Saturday at Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Charlie Carter Jr. Burial will be in the Winborne family cemetery, Harrellsville. Hunter’s Funeral Home, Inc., Ahoskie, is in charge.

Survivors include two sons, James Winborne Jr. of Greenville and Wallace Winborne of Ahoskie; two daughters, Shirley Winborne of Greenville and Joyce Askew of Ahoskie; two brothers, Melvin Lane and Shelley Lane, both of Cofield; one sister, Rita Coleman of Queens, NY; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Virgil Harrell Jr.

AHOSKIE -Virgil Harrell Jr., 62, died February 16, 2007 Granville County.

Harrell was a member of Greater Wynn’s Grove Baptist Church in Colerain. He was employed with Victory Trucking in Aulander.

Survivors include his wife, Helene O. Harrell of Ahoskie; four sons, Curtis Harrell and Steve Harrell, both of Ahoskie, Walter Harrell of South Carolina and Calvin Harrell of New York; his mother, Lois Harrell of Colerain; three sisters, Linda Jordan of Windsor, Marsha Harrell of Colerain and Brenda Fonville of Washington; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A funeral will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Greater Wynn’s Grove Baptist Church by Bishop Thomas Lee.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Hunter’s Funeral Home, Inc., Ahoskie.

Joseph C. “Buck” Hoggard

POWELLSVILLE n Joseph Carlyle “Buck” Hoggard, 87, died Wednesday, February 21, 2007, at his home, surrounded by his devoted and loving wife of 64 years, Beulah Miller Hoggard and his family.

A native of Bertie County, he was born to the late Joseph Duncan Hoggard and Lula Cannady Hoggard on August 23, 1919.

Buck was a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II, from 1941 to 1945.

He served in the South Pacific, Luzon, Philippine Islands, the Netherlands, East Indies and Japan and received several military honors including the American Campaign Medal, the Philippine Liberation Medal with a bronze star, the American Defense Medal, the WWII Victory Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Medal with two bronze stars and Good Conduct Medal.

Mr. Hoggard was a faithful member of Powellsville Baptist Church his entire adult life and was ordained a deacon in 1947.

He was a member of the church choir for many years and served as church clerk for 35 years.

Besides being retired as Postmaster of Powellsville after 37 years of service and serving as Town Clerk for 10 years, he was also a volunteer fireman of Powellsville Fire Department for 25 years, served as president of Powellsville Lions Club in 1968-69 and was a member of the Powellsville Scrub Club.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Beulah Miller Hoggard of the home; a son, Carlyle O. Hoggard and his wife, Daniela D. Hoggard of Powellsville; a daughter, Nancy H. White and her husband, Thomas J. White of Kinston; a grandson, SSgt. Jeffrey C. Hoggard and his wife, Susan M. Hoggard of Sumter, SC; and a sister, Grace H. Barnes of Franklin, VA.

He was predeceased by his first born infant daughter, Jo Anne Hoggard; and a sister, Marie H. Bracy.

A celebration service of Mr. Hoggard’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2007, at Powellsville Baptist Church with the Rev. Ed Davis officiating.

Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens with military honors.

The family received friends at Garrett Funeral Home from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. on Friday, February 23, 2007, and other times at the home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Powellsville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 5, Powellsville, NC, 27967, University Health Systems Hospice, P.O. Box 272, Ahoskie, NC, 27910 or Colerain Rescue Squad, Colerain, NC 27924.

The family wishes to express their profound gratitude to caregivers, Martha Banks, Sheron Watford, Betty Smith, Cathy Speight and University Health Systems Hospice Care for their care and compassion.

Nagolia P. Buffaloe


Nagolia P. Buffaloe, died February 21, 2007, at her residence. She was the widow of Roy W. Buffaloe Sr.

Survivors include her daughter, Juanita Keene of Portsmouth; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four great -great-grandchildren.

Celebration services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Roanoke Salem Baptist Church, Garysburg. Viewing fellowship will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday in Chapel Grove Baptist Church, Garysburg. Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby St. Chapel, and Davis Royster Funeral Home, Henderson, is in charge.

Joan Watford

COFIELD n Joan Watford, died February 22, 2007 at her residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Reynolds Funeral Home, Inc., Ahoskie, is in charge.

Peggy O. Williams

AHOSKIE n Peggy Outlaw Williams, died February 21, 2007 at Bertie County Memorial Hospital, Windsor.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Ahoskie, by the Rev. H.H. Murrill. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Reynolds Funeral Home, Inc., Ahoskie, is in charge.

Survivors include three sons, Reginald Outlaw of Elizabeth City, Mickey Outlaw of Ahoskie and Tony Outlaw of Durham; five stepsons, Juan and Calvert Williams, both of Charlotte, Calvin Williams Jr. of Ahoskie, Kenneth Williams of Chapel Hill and Reginald Williams of Winton; one stepdaughter, Marion Flood of Ahoskie; three brothers, Tommy, Howard and Johnny Outlaw, all of Ahoskie; two sisters, Mary Ashe and Bernice Sessoms, both of Ahoskie; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.