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The R-C News Herald Obituaries for September 13, 2007

Ella C. Mizelle

WINDSOR n Ella Catherine “Cathy” Mizelle, 52, a native of Edenton, died September 10, 2007.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Pritchard Road Baptist Church by the Rev. David Thompson. Burial will be in Beverhill Cemetery, Edenton. Walker Funeral Home, Windsor, is in charge.

Survivors include husband, Jeffery Mizelle of Windsor; three sons, Jeffery Mizelle Jr., Alfred Mizelle and Richard Mizelle, all of Windsor; a brother, Richard Bateman of Edenton; a sister, Sharon Haddock of Swansboro; and a granddaughter.

Pauline Cumbo

GREENSBORO n Pauline Cumbo, 62, a native of Hertford County, died September 7, 2007 at her residence.

A funeral will be conducted at 12 noon Thursday at Philippi Baptist Church by the Rev. Leroy Archer. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Hunter’s Funeral Home, Inc., Ahoskie, is in charge. Condolences may be sent to www.huntersfuneralhome.com.

She was a member of Philippi Baptist Church.

Survivors include four sons, Robert Cumbo and Charles Askew, both of Greensboro, Clarence Askew of Greenville and Ivan Askew of Rialto, CA; two brothers, Vernon Riddick of Hertford County and James Riddick of Harrellsville; and a host of grandchildren.

Melvin D. Grant

CONWAY n Melvin D. Grant, 24, a native of Hertford County, died September 9, 2007.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Jerusalem Baptist Church, Woodland, by the Rev. John Grant. Burial will be in the Grant family cemetery. There will be no viewing. Hertford County Undertakers, Winton, is in charge.

Survivors include his parents, Melvin A. Grant and Edrina Moore-Grant, both of Conway; one brother, Jonathan Grant of Conway; and two sisters, Meloria Grant of Rocky Mount and Natausha Grant of Conway.

Jonathan E. Ward

GREENBELT, Md. n Jonathan Earl Ward, 45, died September 7, 2007.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Willow Oak AME Church, Rich Square,

by the Rev. James Baker. Burial will be in the church cemetery. A visitation will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Lionel Whidbee Funeral Home, Rich Square.

Russell D. Williams

COMO – Russell Donnell “Tony” Williams, 56, a native of Northampton County, died September 10, 2007 at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, Ahoskie.

Williams was a deacon of Murfreesboro Seventh Day Adventist Church and a welder with Franklin Equipment Company, Franklin, Va., for over 30 years.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Everett Williams of Como; his mother, Christine Vaughan Williams of Murfreesboro; a son, Elder Ronnie Devon Williams of Baroda, Michigan; a daughter, Tamara Felicia Durham of Goldsboro; brothers, Cicero Williams Jr. of Newport News and Willie Stephenson of Ahoskie; sisters, Ethelle Williams of Murfreesboro and Brenda Williams of Brooklyn, NY; and three grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Revelle Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Conway, by Elder Ronnie Williams. Burial will be in the Everette family cemetery, Woodland. Wilder’s Funeral Home, Inc., Aulander, is in charge.

Roosevelt Smallwood

COLERAIN –

Roosevelt Smallwood, 69, a native of Hertford County, died September 6, 2007 at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, Ahoskie.

Smallwood was a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Ahoskie, and a baker for Cake Masters Baking Company.

Survivors include his wife, Cora Gaylord Smallwood of Colerain; children, Carolyn Tolliver of Newark, DE, Jerome Smallwood of New York, Diane Joseph of Queens, Annie Austin of Springfield, OH, Sharon Tribble of Cordova, SC and Nechelle Smallwood of Jackson, FL; sisters, Evelyn Brown of Ahoskie, Sarah Williams of Aulander, Madale Gilliam of Lewiston, Mary A. Pugh of Mattapan, MA, Clara T. Roberson of Boston, MA, Jean B. Halsey of Detroit, MI, Fannie M. Bond, Agnes T. Darden and Georgia M. Jones, all of Norfolk; brothers, Joe W. Thompson of Windsor, Governor D. Thompson of Savannah, GA, and Dr. George W. Thompson of Norfolk; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Wilder’s Funeral Home Chapel, Aulander, by Dr. George Thompson. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Ahoskie. Wilder’s Funeral Home, Inc., Aulander, is in charge.

Aaron Thompson

CONWAY n Aaron “Hawk” Thompson, 69, a native of Franklin County, died September 10, 2007.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Creeksville Baptist Church by the Rev. Charles Harris. The family will receive friends after the service. Massey Funeral Home, Jackson, is in charge.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Storey Thompson of the home; three stepdaughters, Marcia Perry of Elizabeth City, April Clark and Tonya Behrends, both of Conway; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Nannie L. Ruffin

MURFREESBORO n Nannie Lue Ruffin, 80, a native of Hertford County, died September 9, 2007 at Pitt Memorial Hospital, Greenville.

She was a member of First Baptist Church Murfreesboro.

Survivors include a son, Robert Ruffin of Goldsboro and Larry Ruffin of Murfreesboro; a brother, Clarence Wynn of Murfreesboro; and 13 grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church Murfreesboro by the Rev. Luther Morris. Burial will be in the Jones family cemetery, Murfreesboro. Wilder’s Funeral Home, Inc., Aulander, is in charge.