The R-C News-Herald Obituaries for May 6, 2008

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Benjamin Outlaw

LAUREL, MD n Benjamin Outlaw, 87, died May 3, 2008 in Laurel, Md.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Sandy Point Baptist Church. A visitation will be held from 7-8 p.m. Friday at Gilliam Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Windsor.

Josephine Allen

WINDSOR n Josephine Allen, 89, died May 2, 2008 at Pitt County Hospital.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Indian Woods Baptist Church, Windsor. A visitation will be held one hour before the funeral services on Thursday. Burial will be in Indian Woods Church Cemetery. Gilliam Funeral Home, Windsor, is in charge.

Gloria Hendricks

ROANOKE RAPIDS n Gloria Hendricks, 54, died May 3, 2008 at Halifax Regional Medical Center, Roanoke Rapids.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete. H.D. Pope Funeral Home, Roanoke Rapids, is in charge.

Karen L. Wright

LITTLETON n Karen Laabertson Wright, 61, a native of Savannah, Ga., died May 2, 2008.

A memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Massey Funeral Home, Roanoke Rapids, by Minister Randy Martin. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Halifax County Humane Society, 54 Dog Pound Road, Halifax, NC 27839.

She graduated from Auburn University and received a masters degree from Wesleyan College. She served as the Registra and Director of Veteran Affairs at Halifax Community College for 30 years where she retired July 1, 2007.

She is survived by her sister, Sandy Wilson of Springfield, OH.

C.A. Harrell


– Charles A. &uot;Dick&uot; Harrell, a native of South Norfolk, died May 2, 2008. He was the widower of Dorothy Williams Harrell.

Harrell was a

member of Chesapeake Avenue United Methodist Church, he served on the Administrative Board, was superintendent of the Sunday School Department, a member of the United Methodist Men and the Howell Bible Class and participated with the Society of St. Stephen. He employed by A.B. Dick Inc., Norfolk, prior to enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1943 and serving in World War II. Owner and operator of Zuni Kennels, he raised, boarded and trained hunting dogs and worked as field guide for Tall Cotton Hunting Preserve, and C. Pierce Farms Shooting Preserve, Ahoskie.

Survivors include his daughter, Marie Harrell Cowand of Chesapeake; a granddaughter.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Graham Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel, Chesapeake, with Navy Chaplain Norman Holcomb. Burial with Masonic rites and military honors will be in Riverside Memorial Park. Please share a memory with the family and view the service online via live webcam at

Lester Rountree

HOBBSVILLE — Lester Frank Rountree, 76, of 610 Hobbsville Road, died Friday, April 25, 2008 in his home.

Rountree was born in Gates County and was the son of the late Lester and Viola Winslow Rountree. He attended Wake Forest College, was a former owner in the Rountree and Hofler Funeral Home in Gates-ville before it was sold to Twiford Funeral Homes in 1967, and was employed as a licensed funeral director with the Twifords until his death. A retired farmer, he was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. A member of the Gates County Board of Commissioners, he had served for 27 years and had received the Award for Outstanding Service from the NC Assn. of County Commissioners. A faithful member of Hobbsville Baptist Church, he had served as a deacon, the Superintendent of Sunday School, and on various church committees. He was a charter member of the Hobbsville Volunteer Fire Dept., a member of the Hobbsville Ruritan Club, the Sunbury Investment Club, Gatesville Masonic Lodge #126, a charter member of the Gates County Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, and was a past member of the Gates County Board of Social Services, the Gates County Farm Bureau, and the Albemarle Commission.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Betty Ralph Rountree; two daughters, Frankie R. Carr and husband Randy of Windsor, VA and Terri R. Riddick and husband J.B. of Corapeake; a son, Lester R. “Les” Rountree and wife Amanda of Greenville, SC; his sister, Jean R. Stallings and husband Alfred, Jr. of Hobbsville; grandchildren, Brooklyne M. Carr, Gage and Hayden Riddick and Blake and Cole Rountree; stepgrandchildren, Clifford Carr and wife Ginny and Tiffany Carr; and a nephew, Scotty Stallings and wife Cindy.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Hobbsville Baptist Church by the Rev. Tim Dannelly. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Friends joined the family at the residence. Miller Funeral Home, 304 Main St., Gatesville, was in charge.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Parking Lot Fund of Hobbsville Baptist Church, in care of Bettye Win-slow, 866 Hickory Cross Road, Belvidere, NC 27910. The family wishes to extend sincere appreciation to the many friends, family and medical personnel for all acts of kindness shown during Frank’s illness.

Lindy Harrell Sr.

EURE — Lindy Perry Harrell Sr., 80, a native of Gates County, died May 4, 2008 at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, Ahoskie.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m.Wednesday at Cool Spring Baptist Church by the Rev. Roger Kiker, Wayne Proctor and Billy Presley. Burial with Masonic rites will be held in the church cemetery. Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville, was in charge. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of Cool Spring Baptist Church, in care of Merwin Bauerle, 460 US Hwy. 13 South, Eure, NC 27935.

Harrell retired from Norfolk Assembly Plant of Ford Motor Co. in later years he worked as a funeral assistant with Miller Funeral Home in Gatesville. An active member of the Eure Volunteer Fire Dept., he was an honorary member of the Gates County Hunt Club. He was also an Army veteran of World War II and was later called during the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Omah Eure Harrell; two sons, Lindy P. Harrell Jr. of Eure and Bill Harrell, also of Eure; two sisters, Gertrude Carroll of Winston-Salem and Janice Brown of Murfreesboro; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Margaret C. Adams

AULANDER n Mrs. Margaret Cooke Adams, age 73, died Sunday, May 4, 2008 at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville, NC.

Mrs. Adams was born March 1, 1935, the daughter of the late Felix Oscar Cooke and Reva Jernigan Cooke. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Edward C. Cooke.

Survivors include her son, Roger Lee Adams and wife Rebeccah of Aulander, NC; a brother, James Henry “Bill” Cooke of Rich Square, NC; and two grandchildren, Josh and Cassidy Adams.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Aulander Cemetery with Rev. Bob Skeens officiating.

The family will receive friends at Massey Funeral Home, Aulander, NC, Tuesday from 7 until 9 p.m. and other times at the home of her son.

Memorial contributions may be made to Roanoke-Chowan Hospice, Ahoskie, NC 27920.

Annoise Williams

RICH SQUARE n Annoise Williams, 78, a native of Northampton County, died May 2, 2008 at his residence.

Williams was a retired farmer with Ross Bolden Farms.

Survivors include his daughters, Linda L. Phillips of Rich Square, Barbara Ann Williams of Woodland and Judy Williams of Paterson, NJ; sons, Walter Williams of Rich Square, Antonio Williams of Paterson, Matthew Williams and Mark Williams, both of Rich Square; brothers, Lonnie Williams of Buffalo, NY, Nathaniel Williams of Norfolk, Va., and James Williams of Rich Square; sisters, Betty Lee Peele and Janie Williams, both of Rich Square; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Wilder’s Funeral Home Chapel, Rich Square, by the Rev. Fredrick Whitaker. Burial will be in the Moore family cemetery, Rich Square.