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The R-C News-Herald Obituaries for March 22, 2007

John L. Jacobs

PATERSON, NJ n John Lee Jacobs, 50, a native of Northampton County, died March 17, 2007 at St. Joseph Hospital, Paterson.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Chapel Hill Baptist Church, Rich Square, by the Rev. Harvey Smallwood. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Wilder’s Funeral Home, Inc., Aulander, is in charge.

Jacobs retired from Sprinkle Systems, Little Falks, NJ. He was a member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include his sisters, Alice Jacobs of Paterson, Brenda Jacobs of Rich Square and Fannie Bush of Harrisburg, Pa.; and his brothers, Thomas Jacobs of Paterson, Charles Jacobs of Raleigh and Tracey Jacobs of Rich Square.

James Heckstall

MERRY HILL n James Loyd Heckstall, 89, died March 18, 2007 at Chowan Hospital, Edenton.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Peterson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Merry Hill. A visitation will be held from 7-8 p.m. Friday at Gilliam Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Peterson Chapel Church Cemetery, Merry Hill.

Lucy Mooring

ROCKY MOUNT n Lucy Ann Howell Mooring, 88, died March 17, 2007.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Light of Peace Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Gardens of Gethsemane. A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at H.D. Pope Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to: wwwhdpopefuneralhome.com.

Catherine Daniels

WELDON n Catherine Thomas Daniels, 65, died March 18, 2007 at Halifax Regional Medical Center, Roanoke Rapids.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at H.D. Pope Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Danny Jones. Interment will be in Twilight Baptist Church Cemetery, Halifax. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to: hdpopefuneralhome.com.

Donald Johnson

ROANOKE RAPIDS n Donald Thomas Johnson, 69, died March 15, 2007 at Halifax Regional Medical Center, Roanoke Rapids.

A memorial service for the remains will be held at 6 p.m. Friday in the Roanoke Rapids Chapel of H.D. Pope Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to: hdpopefuneralhome.com.

Alice M. Toney

GARYSBURG n Alice Mae Toney, 65, died March 16, 2007 at Halifax Regional Medical Center, Roanoke Rapids.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Roanoke Chapel Baptist Church, Jackson, by the Rev. Dr. Franklin D. Williams Jr. Interment will be in the Roanoke Chapel Church Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Roanoke Rapids Chapel of H.D. Pope Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to: hdpopefuneralhome.com.

Annie E. Weathers

HARRISONBURG, Va. – Annie Elaine Weathers, 58, a native of Wilson County, died March 20, 2007 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg.

She was employed by Pilgrims Pride as a deboner.

Survivors include one daughter, Tammy Hall of Gatesville; six brothers, Allen Jones of NJ, Larry Jones and Joe Coleman, both of Greenville, Ronald Coleman of Sussex, VA, Kenneth Coleman of South Carolina and James Jones of Hampton, VA; four sisters, Sharon Coleman, Sylvia Hines and Diane Harrell, all of Greenville and Karen Coleman of Newport News, VA; and three grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater Wynn’s Grove Missionary Baptist Church by Bishop Thomas Lee. Burial will be in the Hall’s family cemetery, Gatesville.

Hunter’s Funeral Home, Inc., Ahoskie is in charge.

Henry G. Freeman, Jr.

WATERBURY, CT – Henry G. “Lil Boss” Freeman Jr., 41, a native of Gates County, died March 16, 2007 at his residence.

He was born on January 11, 1966 to Henry G. Freeman and Lois Eure Mizelle in Gates County, NC.

Freeman was a member of Lebanon Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

He graduated from Gates County High School.

Survivors include his parents, Henry Freeman Sr. of Gatesville and Lois Mizelle of Ahoskie; one brother, Ricky Freeman of Gatesville; eight sisters, Evelyn Saunders of Gates, Linda Freeman of Gatesville, June Privott of Norfolk, Va., Annette Goulbourne of Waterbury, Della Freeman of Ahoskie, Gloria Freeman of Hampton, Lois Campbell of Winton and MSgt. Gracie Freeman-Lang of Portsmouth; one stepbrother, Derrick Mizelle of Ahoskie; and three stepsisters, Margita Mizelle of Greensboro, Sherrick Mizelle of Aulander and Angela Griffin of Elizabeth City.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lebanon Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. Michael Williams. Burial will be in the church cemetery, Gatesville.

Hunter’s Funeral Home, Inc.,

Ahoskie is in charge.