The R-C News-Herald Obituaries for February 16, 2008

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 29, 2008

Milton Ivey

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Milton Ivey, 72, a native of Hertford County, died February 13, 2008, in his home.

Ivey was retired from the A&P stores as a meat supervisor after 45 years. He was most recently a meat cutter for Food Lion.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Ivey; three daughters, Lucretia Seuren of W. Des Moines, Iowa, Connie Atkins of Portsmouth, and Christina Hoyt of Virginia Beach; three sons, Mike Ivey of Portsmouth, Dominick Rosnato of Virginia Beach and Nicholas Rosnato of Kill Devil Hills; a sister, Mary Sue Carl of Chesapeake; three brothers, Junior Ivey of Chesapeake, Alton Ivey of Hertford and Buddy Ivey of Buckroe; and nine grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Snellings Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters. Condolences may be offered to the family at

Darlene H. Williams

VIRGINIA BEACH – Darlene Horton Williams, a native of Aulander, died December 3, 2007.

She graduated from Oscar Smith High School in 1964 and from Radford University in 1968 with degrees in biology and English. Their son, Austin Patrick, was born in 1983. Darlene had a successful health care practice for many years. Most recently, she worked with her husband in their management consulting practice in Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United States.

Survivors include her husband, Evan Williams; a son, Austin Patrick Williams; a brother, Stephen P. Horton; and a her sister, Patricia H. Bocock.

A celebration of life will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in Attitudz Performing Arts Studio, 5394 Kemps River Drive, Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Nellie Holley

MERRY HILL n Nellie Holley, 65, died February 13, 2008 at her residence.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oxley Hill Baptist Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Gilliam Funeral Home, Windsor, is in charge.

Everett S. White

COLERAIN n Everett Sutton White, 86, a native of Bertie County, died February 14, 2008 at Vintage Inn in Williamston. He was the widower of Evelyn Evans White.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethany Baptist Church by the Rev. Tommy Tripp. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Gardens, Ahoskie. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the fellowship hall at Bethany Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers memorials gifts may be made to Bethany Baptist Church, 740 Bethany Baptist Church Road, Colerain, NC 27924; Colerain EMS, P.O. Box 397, Colerain, NC 27924 or to Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern NC Chapter, 400 Oberlin Road, Suite 220, Raleigh, NC 27605-1351. Walker Funeral Home, Windsor, is in charge.

White was a member of the Lions Club, Ruritan Club and Spruills Pasture Hunt Club. He was an Army Air Corp World War II Veteran and was a belly gunner in a B-17. He was also a farmer and a retired agriculture teacher in Chowan County.

Survivors include a son, Richard Sutton White of Colerain; sisters, Katherine W. Brown of Virginia Beach, Va., and Mary “Peepsie” Miller of Perrytown; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

James Liverman

AHOSKIE n James Lee “Bo” Liverman, 70, a native of Northampton County, died February 12, 2008 at his residence.

Liverman retired from Carolina Aluminum Company. He was a member of Menola Baptist Church, Woodland.

Survivors include his daughters, Angela Williams of Holly Springs,

Evelyn Riddick of Ahoskie and Sharon Newsome of Woodland; sons, Douglas Liverman, Keith Liverman and Randy Liverman, all of Ahoskie; his mother, Bloomer Liverman of Rich Square; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Menola First Baptist Church, Woodland, by the Rev. Johnny Speller. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Wilder’s Funeral Home, Inc., Aulander, is in charge.

Margaret Smallwood

POWELLSVILLE n Margaret D. “Aunt Recy” Smallwood, 47, died February 12, 2008 at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, Ahoskie.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, Colerain, and retired nurse’s aide.

Survivors include a daughter, Doretha Smallwood of the home; sons, Patrick Smallwood of the home and Cola Harrell of Powellsville; sisters, Catherine Smallwood of Newport News, Helen Perry of Merry Hill, Esther Brown of Powellsville, Elizabeth Smallwood Jones of Ahoskie, Betty Smallwood of Ahoskie and Sharon Moore, also of Ahoskie; a brother, Robert Smallwood of Virginia Beach; and five grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church Colerain. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Wilder’s Funeral Home, Inc., Aulander, is in charge.


Mary E. Dudley

WINDSOR n Mary Earl Dudley, 76, a native of Bertie County, died February 13, 2008 at Bertie Memorial Hospital.

She was a member of Conocanary Missionary Baptist Church, Aulander, and a homemaker.

Survivors include a son, Stanley Dudley of the home; a sister, Fannie Rose Cherry of Ahoskie; and brother, Roy Dudley of Brooklyn, NY.

A funeral will be conducted at 12 noon Sunday at Wilder’s Funeral Home Chapel, Aulander, by Minister Shelia Gilliam. Burial will be in Conocanary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Cecil Allen Parker, Sr.

Cecil Allen Parker, Sr. 81, of 211 Cashie Street, Lewiston died February 14, 2008 at Brian Center in Windsor, NC. He was born in Bertie County, June 23, 1926 to the late James Owen Parker and Estelle Parker Hall.

Cecil was preceded in death by his son, Cecil Allen Parker, Jr, his parents, and his brother, James Arthur Parker.  He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Evelyn Jernigan Parker of Lewiston, daughter, Wanda and her husband John Cannady, granddaughters, Sarah Elizabeth Cannady and Emily Claire Cannady of Raleigh, NC. Cecil is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and brothers and sisters in law.

Cecil was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Lewiston where he served over 50 years as a deacon as well as on numerous committees. He served most of his life on the Lewiston Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department and many years as a town commissioner. He was also an active member of Davie Masonic Lodge # 39. His many years of service reflect his love for his church and community.  After serving four years in the US Navy, Cecil attended barber school in Winston-Salem, NC then joined his father as a barber in Lewiston for approximately 35 years. He then spent many years at Harrington Manufacturing Company and Bryant Brothers in Roxobel.  He enjoyed almost 20 years of retirement of which many winter months were spent in Okeechobee, Florida where he and Evelyn made many life long friends. The warmer months were spent tending a large garden and enjoying the fresh vegetables it produced.

Cecil will be remembered by his family and friends for his kind and gentle spirit and his unparalleled devotion to his wife, family, church and community.  The family will receive visitors at Garrett Funeral Home Ashley Chapel, 205 NC Hwy 42 West in Ahoskie, NC Saturday, February 16 from 7:00-8:30 and other times at the home. The funeral service is planned for Sunday, February 17, 2008 at 2:00 at First Baptist Church in Lewiston.

Memorial donations maybe made to First Baptist Church Lewiston.

Garrett Funeral Home Ashley Chapel is serving the family.

Arthur Saunders Sr.

SUNBURY n Arthur M. Saunders Sr., 92, a native of Gates, died February 14, 2008 at Williamston Rehab & Health.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at St. John AME Zion by the Rev. Samuel Buck Jr. Burial will be in the church cemetery. A wake will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. in the Hertford

County Undertakers Chapel, Sunbury.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Saunders of Sunbury; two sons, Anthony Saunders of Hampton, Va., and Arthur M. Saunders Jr. of Greensboro; and one daughter, Adrienne Bradley of Hobbsville.

Walter L. Darden

GATESVILLE n Walter L. Darden, 73, a native of Hertford County, died February 13, 2008 at Down East Health Care.

A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Mill Neck Baptist Church, Como, by the Rev. Melvin Wilson. Hertford County Undertakers, Winton, is in charge.

Survivors include one son, Milton Jordan of Suffolk, Va.; two stepsons, Melvin Jordan and James Jordan, both of Chesterfield, Va.; two stepdaughters, Anna Jordan of Atlanta, GA and Linda Jordan of Norfolk; two grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and 11 stepgrandchildren.

John C. Liverman


John C. Liverman 76 of the 700 block of NC Highway 561 West died in his home Thursday February 14, 2008.

Mr. Liverman was a native of Hertford County, a son of the late John Edward and Ethel Gizzard Liverman, a member and usher of St. John’s Baptist Church, an honorary member of

St. John’ volunteer Fire Department, an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict, and a retired Terminal Operator for Exxon USA and was a member of Exxon Annuitants Club.

Mr. Liverman enjoyed NASCAR , Traveling, the outdoors, a good joke, and loved people.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 53 years, Margie Morris Liverman, a daughter; Pam Carmines and husband Rob, Newport News, VA., a son; J Kevin Liverman, Norfolk, VA. two grandchildren; Taylor and Kelsey Carmines, a niece; Diane Shelton and husband Bruce,

Aiken, SC. Besides his mother and father he was predeceased by a sister; Louise Mason.

A celebration of Mr. Liverman’s life will be held 4:30 PM Sunday, February 17, 2008 at Garrett Funeral Home Ashley Chapel, 205 NC Highway 42 West, Ahoskie, NC. with the Rev. Woody Copeland officiating, with burial to follow in Highland Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friend at the funeral home from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM Sunday prior to services.

Memorial donations may be mad to a favorite charity or to St. John Baptist Church 1644 NC 461 Ahoskie, NC. 27910