The Herald-Sun from Durham, North Carolina (2024)

2B DURHAM MORNING HERALD SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 1985 Obituaries at his home. He was a native of Rowan County and retired from both the Association Transport Co. and the Walter Kidde Co. He was a member of Thomas M. Holt Masonic Lodge 492 Burlington Shrine Club and the Amran Temple.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in First United Methodist Church of Graham by the Rev. James Auman and the Rev. Susan Harsh. Burial will be in Graham Memorial Park with Masonic rites.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Betsy Whittemore White; and a brother, Dick White of Cleveland, N.C. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church Graham. The family will receive visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Rich Thompson Funeral Home in Graham.

TIMOTHY JAMES ELLIOTT HENDERSON Timothy James Elliott, 27, of Rt. 7, Henderson, died Friday night in Maria Parham Hospital from injuries suffered in an accidental fall at his home. He was a foreman with the Ellis Septic Tank and Precast Concrete Co. of Henderson. He was a member of the Henderson Moose Lodge.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the J.M. White Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Mark Lykins. Burial will be in the New Sandy Creek Baptist Church cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Donna Bayne Elliott; a daughter, Miss Mitzi Nicole Elliott of the home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James A. "Jim" Elliott of Henderson; a brother, Charles W.

Elliott of Warrenton; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Faucette of Henderson; and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Grace Elliott of Henderson. Pallbearers will be Wayne Stegall, Doug Roberts, Bobby Stevenson, Verlin Bailey, Kenny Goodbar and Clinton G. Alston.

The family will receive visitors from 7:30 to 9 p.m. today at J.M. White Funeral Home and at other times at the home, Rt. 7, Henderson. HARRISON P.

MARTIN HILLSBOROUGH The funeral for Harrison P. Martin, 76, of 114 Holt St. will be conducted at 2 p.m today in Clements Funeral Home in Hillsborough by the Rev. W.R. Ramsey and the Rev.

Aubrey Johnson. Burial will be in Hillsborough Town Cemetery. He died Thursday. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ila Young Martin of the home.

OLANDUS MICHAEL HICKS ROXBORO Olandus Michael Hicks, 17, of the Hicks Heights community, Rt. 1, Roxboro, died Thursday when the all-terrainvehicle he was driving hit a tree. The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. today in Mill Hill Baptist Church in Roxboro by the Rev. J.W.

Siddle. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Surviving are his parents, Mrs. Demetrius Bradsher Hicks and J.B. Hicks both of the home; a brother, Marshall Hicks of the home; his maternal grandparents, Mr.

and Mrs. Harvey Lee Bradsher of Hurdle Mills; and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Roxboro.

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286-1288 vices will be held Sunday, 2 p.m. in Old Maplewood Cemetery for Mrs. Lessie Weaver Lindsey, the Rev. Everette J. Smith officiating.

The family will receive friends at the cemetery after the graveside rites. LOCKHART Graveside funeral services will be held Sunday, 3 p.m. in Old Maplewood Cemetery for David Kelly Lockhart Jr. of 805 Watts Dr. John Rudin officiating.

The family is receiving friends at their home. ELDER John Wyatt Elder, of Vidalia, died Saturday morning in the Duke Medical Center. He has been returned to Vidalia for funeral service and burial. BEASLEY Mrs. Bettie Belle Scruggs Beasley, 99, widow of Pride Everette Beasley died Saturday afternoon in the Cobie Health Care Center at the Methodist Retirement Home.

Mrs. Beasley has been moved to HallFuneral Home pending compietion of funeral arrangements. lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Duke's Chapel United Methodist Church. Hall Wynne FUNERAL SERVICE 1113 West Main Durham, NC 27702 Member National By Invitation Selected Morticians 688-6387 LINDSEY Graveside funeral ser- Novelist Noted Among Literary, Leaps To Death ERNEST 'BUDDY' RICHARDS Ernest "Buddy" Richards of 7514 Russell Road died Saturday morning in Duke Hospital. The funeral will be conducted at p.m.

Tuesday in Lipscomb Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. T.E. Taylor. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Surviving are his daughter, Miss Sharyl Richards; four sisters, Mrs.

Mildred W. Villines of Cedar Grove, Ms. Earnel Richards of Brooklyn, and Mrs. Bessie L. Lowe and Mrs.

Mayedell Gattis, both of Durham; and a grandchild. The family will receive visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Burthey Funeral Parlor. MRS. AGNES G.

O'CONNOR Mrs. Agnes Grier O'Connor of 1304 Leon Apt. died Saturday afternoon in Durham County General Hospital. She was a native of Ireland, moved to New York City 58 years ago and moved to Durham a year ago. She a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Suffern, and Immaculate Conception Church in Durham.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church by Father Donald Staib. Another mass will be celebrated Tuesday morning in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Suffern. Burial will be in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Westchester County, N.Y. Surviving are her husband, John R.

O'Connor; two daughters, Mrs. Pat Walters of Durham and Mrs. Nora Darsey of Suffern; a brother, William Grier of Breezy Point, Long Island, N.Y.; and seven grandchildren. Instead of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. The family will receive visitors from 7 to 9 p.m.

today at HallWynne Funeral Home, where a prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. today. Scarr Funeral Home in Suffern is assisting with arrangements. J. 'BURLINGTON J.

Roy Rich, 69, of Rt. 2, Burlington, died Saturday morning in Alamance County Hospital. He was a native of Alamance County and retired from the printing service of Burlington Industries. He was a member of Bellemont United Methodist Church, the Willing Workers Sunday School and the Golden Agers of Bellemont. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m.

Monday in Bellemont United Methodist Church by Rev. William Cottingham III, the Rev. Hiram Davis and the Rev. James Rosser. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Merita Page Perry Rich; two sons, James Rich and Gary Rich, both of Burlington; a stepdaughter, Mrs. June Danieley of Haw River; two stepsons, Wayne of Burlington and Linwood Perry of Forest City; two sisters, Mrs. Alzora Isley and Mrs. Mattie Cates, both of Burlington; five grandchildren; and eight stepgrandchildren.

Rich Thompson Funeral Home in Burlington is in charge of arrangements. JOHN ROSCOE WHITE JR. GRAHAM John Roscoe "Jack" White 63, of Rt. 3, Graham, died Saturday morning Howerton Bryan FUNERAL HOME 682-5464 Sanborough Hargett, Inc. MEMORIAL CHAPELS GARDENS LICENSED FUNERAL SERVICEES SINCE 1888 306 S.

ROXBORO ST. 682-1171 WILSON Graveside rites for Mr. Caleb Wilson Jr. of 311 S. LaSalle Apt.

44 who died at his home on Tuesday will be conducted today at noon at the gravesite at Glennview Memorial Park. The body will remain at the Scarborough Hargett Memorial Chapel until moved to the cemetery for service. The family will be at the home of his mother, Mrs. Iva L. Jones.

2901 S. Roxboro St. MURPHY Funeral services for Mrs. Ora Bobbitt Murphy of 3601 Dearborn Drive who died Wednesday at her home will be held today at 2:00 p.m. at Mt.

Olive Baptist Church with Rev. A.R. Smith and Rev. Sister Lucille Hines officiating. Burial will follow in Glennview Memorial Pork.

The body will remain at the Scarborough Hargett Memorial Chapel and Gardens until moved to the church at 1:00 p.m. to lie in State prior to the service. McLEOD Mrs. Grace Morton McLeod of 403 Price Ave. died Saturday morning at her home.

The body has been moved to the Scarborough Horgett Memorial Chapel and Gardens pending completion of funeral arrangements. Hester- Whitted Daye Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. LARRY HALL ROXBORO Larry Hall, 38, of Chesapeake, died Wednesday at his home. The funeral will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. today in Mayo Grove Baptist Church in Mayo, by the Rev.

W.V. McLaughlin. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Leona Hall of Chesapeake; his father, Harvey Hall of Roxboro; four sisters, Miss Lora Ann Hall, Mrs.

Muriel Hall Andrews and Miss Yvonne Hall, all of Norfolk, Miss Pam Hall of Roxboro; and seven brothers, Harvey Lee Hall James Hall, Clyde Hall and Donald Hall, all of Norfolk, and Tony Hall, Carlton Hall and Shawn Hall, all of Roxboro. Hester- Whitted Daye Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. ROBERT GREEN OXFORD Robert Green, 83, of 421 Granville St. died Thurs- day at his home. He was a native of Granville County and lived in Baltimore many years.

He was a retired construction worker. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today Hawkins Chapel Baptist Church in Franklin County by the Rev. W.S. Taylor and the Rev.

Ralph Mangum. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Surviving are a son, William Henry Green of Oxford; a daughter, Mrs. Ida Mae Coleman of Newark, N.J.; two sisters, Mrs. Lola Moss and Mrs.

Louise Cozart, both of Oxford; eight grandchildren; and 25 greatgrandchildren. Pallbearers will be Randolph Hunt, N.A. Faucette Paul Lyons, Henry McCoy, Eddie Carroll and Charles Pettiford. Shepard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. MRS.

KATHERINE C. STONE HENDERSON Mrs. Katherine Church Stone, 86, of 1611 Parker Lane died Saturday at her home. She was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Innocent and the Gray Ladies of the American Red Cross. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m.

Monday in Elmwood Cemetery by the Rev. John W.S. Davis. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs Frances C. Polston and Mrs.

Rachel C. Stewart, both of Henderson; and a brother, John C. Church of Henderson. The family receive visitors at her home. Flowers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Henrietta Alston Coffin, 87, died Saturday evening in the Senior Citizens Nursing Home. She graduated from the North Carolina Women's College in Greensboro and she was a music teacher. She was choir director for many years at First Presbyterian Church in Henderson. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Elmwood Cemetery by the Rev.

James B. Storey. She had no immediate survivors. The family will receive visitors MRS. HENRIETTA A.

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Flowers Funeral Home in Henderson is in charge of arrangements. MELVIN GOOCH CAMPBELL ROXBORO Melvin Gooch Campbell, 62, of 1321 Stephens Drive died Saturday morning at his home of a self-inflicted shotgun wound. He was a native of Granville County and served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of Longhurst United Methodist Church. He was a former employee of Crown Aluminum Corp.

The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Monday in Longhurst United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jack Ruth. Burial will be in Burchwood Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs.

Dora Harris Campbell; two sons, Alvin Wayne Campbell of the home and Tommy Edward Campbell of Burlington; three brothers, Jake Campbell of Angier, Joe Campbell Knightdale and Ray Campbell of Benson; a sister, Mrs. Cora C. Owen of Rt. 4, Roxboro; three halfbrothers, James Campbell of Stovall, Frank Campbell of Rt. 2, Roxboro, and Leonard Campbell of Boydton, three half-sisters, Mrs.

Beatrice Bowes of Rt. 2, Roxboro, Mrs. Margaret Ann Lee of Leasburg and Mrs. Mary Vernell Carey of Angier; and a grandchild. Pallbearers will be Otis Stephens, Archie Wrenn, Bob Fry, Ryland Hamlett, Troy Campbell and Andy Campbell.

Instead of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the building fund at Longhurst United Methodist Church. The family will receive visitors from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Strickland Funeral Home. REV. JOHN M.

THORNTON SR. BURLINGTON The Rev. John M. Thornton 65, of 616 Tillman St. died Saturday at his home after six months of declining health.

He was founder and pastor of God's House of Deliverance and was a retired driver for Textile Transportation. He was a native of Sampson County and served in the Army during World War II. The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in God's House of Deliverance by the Rev. Roby Turner Jr.

Burial will be in Alamance Memorial Park. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Christine Jenkins Thornton; a son, John M. Thornton Jr. of Durham; four sisters, Mrs.

Bertha House of Rt. 1, Dunn, and Mrs. Delphi Lee, Mrs. Nancy Ruth Ross and Mrs. Odell Faircloth, all of Burlington; and a grandchild.

His body will be in House of Prayer from 2 p.m. today until the end of the service on Tuesday. Lowe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Bus Wrecks, Killing 1 DURHAM, England (AP). A double-decker bus overturned in northeast England Saturday, killing a woman and injuring 50 other passengers, at least eight seriously, police said.

A rescue worker said the driver may have swerved to avoid a sheep on the highway. Victims were taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital, police said. HUDSON FUNERAL HOME Service Since 1919 1800 Angier Ave. 596-8269 Member NFDA NEW YORK (AP) Novelist Coleman Dowell, acclaimed in literary circles but unable to achieve commercial success, leaped 15 floors to his death from his apartment Saturday, police said. Dowell, 60, had been depressed for two years, partly over the slow sales of his five novels, said Bradford Morrow, his friend and editor.

Dowell left a note saying "he just couldn't take it anymore," Morrow said. Dowell's books included White on Black on White and Island People, which playwright Tennessee Williams said "attains a level of prose writing which is hardly distinguishable from a long, marvelously sustained narrative poem." Police said Dowell jumped from the window of his Fifth Avenue apartment on the Upper East Side at about 12:55 a.m. In a 1983 review, the New York Times called White on Black on White, Dowell's last published novel, "a bold examination of black pain and anger and white guilt that crackles with insights." "He's a novelist who was just genuinely ahead of his time- a novelist's novelist," said Morrow, editor of Conjunctions, a literary journal that has published. Dowell's work. "He was admired by anybody in the know." In his works, Dowell examined sexual obsession, hom*osexuality and social issues, writing in a shifting narrative voice, Morrow said.

Born in Adairville, Dowell came to New York in the early 1950s and worked as a play wright and lyricist. He published his first novel, One of the Children is Crying, in 1968. In that book, he "sees the world with a childhood's raw intensity," wrote Maurice Sendak, the illustrator and writer. "His vision of the sinister horrors of family life has the sting of truth." Dowell followed with Mrs. October Was Here in 1974; Island People in 1976, Too Much Flesh and Jabez in 1977; and White on Black on White six years later.

On Tuesday, he gave Morrow his latest work, a collection of short stories called The Houses of Children, the editor said. He Dowell was at work on another novel called Eve of the Green Grass. He is survived by a brother and sister. Actor James F. Nolan Dead Of Cancer At 69 LOS ANGELES (AP) James F.

Nolan, television and film character actor, whose movies include Dirty Harry and Airport, has died of cancer at the age of 69. A native of San Francisco and a World War II veteran, Nolan died Monday at the Motion Picture and Television Hospital, said a nursing supervisor, who declined to give her name. He played a variety of film roles in more than 40 motion pictures. Most recently he played a villain in Dirty Harry, a priest in Airport and was Barbra Streisand's grandfather in All Night Long. Other pictures included The Shootist and Charley Varick.

Nolan also appeared often on television in episodes of The Waltons, Get Smart and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and also was in the series Gangster Chronicles and Rich Man, Poor Man. Nolan worked for several years as a stage actor in San Francisco and New York before moving to Hollywood in the 1950s. He had no immediate family. Former Ballet Star Mahoney Dies JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Arthur Mahoney, a former cowboy who became a widely known ballet star and coach, has died after a lingering illness.

He was 81. Mahoney, who died Friday, had lived in semi-retirement in Jackson for the past seven years. The Boston native had worked as a cowboy in Texas before turning to dance. He went on to appear with the New York Metropolitan Opera and the Rubinstein Ballet in Paris. Mahoney was an active dancer until he was 30, when he became dance director at the Juilliard School of Music in New York.

Later, he and his wife, dancer Thalia Mara, operated the School of Ballet Repertory in New York DuVal Hackett Florist 107 W. Parrish 688-7319 BURTHEY FUNERAL SERVICE 1510 FAYETTEVILLE ST. DURHAM TEL. 682-0327 RICHARDS Mr. Ernest (Buddy) Richards of 7514 Russell Rd.

died at Duke Medical Center Saturday morning. Funeral services will be p.m. at Lipscomb GroveBaptist Church. The burial will follow in the church cemetery. Rev.

T.E. Taylor, Pastor, officiating. Survivors are his daughter, Miss Sharyl Richards; four sisters, Mrs. Mildred W. Villines of Cedar Grove, Ms.

Earnel Richards of Brooklyn, Mrs. Bessie L. Lowe of Durham, N.C. and Mrs. Mayedell Gattis of Durham, N.C.; one grandchild, Shawn Richards; several nieces and nephews, three aunts and two uncles.

The family will receive friends Monday night at Burthey FUneral Parlor from 7 till 8 p.m. City. After moving to Jackson, he and his wife were active in Ballet Mississippi, where she served as artistic director for a time. They were arnong those instrumental in bringing the first International Ballet Competition to Jackson in 1979. He is survived by his wife.

Funeral services will be held Sunday in Pearl, Miss. CLEMENTS Funeral Service 1105 Broad St. 148 Churton St. Durham, N.C. ugh, N.C.

206-1224 732-8002 TOS MARTIN Mr. Harrison Porter Martin, age 76, resident of 114 Holt Hillsborough, N.C.. died Thursday afternoon at tine N.C. Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill following an extended illness. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m.

at the Clements Rev. Funeral Chapel in Hillsborough by W.R. Ramsey and Rev. Aubrey Johnson. Burial will be in the Hillsborough Town Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ila Young Martin; one daughter, Mrs. Inez M. West of Greenville; four sons, Myron L. Martin, Robert N.

Martin and Roger Y. Martini all of Hillsborough and Owen T. Martin of Wilmington; four sisters, Mats. Maggie Mills and Mrs. Della Roberts both of Greensboro, Mrs.

Lethia Gatewood of Madison and Mrs. Mary Bowen of Richmond, one Paul Martin of Hillsborough; 11 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. An Exceptional Staff Richard Tew Ed Clements, Jr. Travis Clements, Jr. Our staff has the training and experience that makes them qualified to handle all your needs in time of bereavement.

More importantly, they have a sense of dedication. They care about what they do. And, they are determined to assure each family's satisfaction and peace of mind. "LEMENTS Funeral Service Durham: 1105 Broad 286-1224. Hillsborough: 148 Churion 732-8002.

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