Sunday, March 9, 2014
William H. Fleming
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — William Holt Fleming, of Lawrenceville, Ga., died Thursday, March 6, 2014.
He was born Dec. 17, 1927, in Drewry. He is preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Lottie Fleming, and his sister Lois Price. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he is survived by his wife of 63 years Ann (Newman) Fleming, two daughters Betty Moon (Bob) and Faye Henning (Jimmy), three grandchildren, one great grandchild and a brother, Alvis P. Fleming (Mac).
Known as Holt to his many friends and Pop to his grandchildren, he was a faithful member of the Joy Class of the Lawrenceville First United Methodist Church. He volunteered in numerous committees and roles at First United Methodist Church, including 15 years as the assistant treasurer and usher coordinator for the Joy Class.
Stationed in Japan following WWII, he came back to North Carolina to marry Ann Newman. Holt had a career in the farm machinery industry, beginning with Minneapolis-Moline and ending as the southeast region service manager for Kubota Tractor Corporation. His scrupulous honesty and habit of complete follow through made him a valued employee, even being called a ‘legend’ years after leaving one firm.
He became a very adept woodworker in retirement, constructing meticulously crafted furniture pieces prized by his family. A skilled and patient craftsman, his family’s solution to most problems was ‘1-800-Call Holt.’
Holt was extremely proud of his grandchildren and great grandchild and was looking forward to the birth of his second great grandchild. Holt lived a selfless life, serving others gladly. He was always grateful, telling his caregivers, “You don’t know how much I appreciate this.”
He was a special man, husband, father, grand- and great-grandfather. A part of the Greatest Generation, he embodied the positive attributes associated with those who lived through the Great Depression and served in the Armed Services during WWII.
His friendly, gracious, joyful spirit drew people to him. His faith in Christ was the foundation on which his life was built. His love was evident to all. He lived out his faith with integrity. His contagious laughter infected everyone with delight.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 10, at the First United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville with visitation at 10 a.m. and Dr. Bill Burch officiating. Services will also be held in Norlina on Wednesday, March 12, with burial to follow.
Arrangements by Wages and Sons, (770) 277-4550.
Online condolences may be expressed at wagesandsons.com.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to First United Methodist Church c/o Gibson Wing, P.O. Box 2127, Lawrenceville, Ga., 30046.
ROCK HILL — Wayne Henderson, 83, formerly of Edgemoor, S.C. died Friday, March 7, 2014 at White Oak Manor in Rock Hill.
He was born on September 21, 1930, in Marshall to the late Amos and Virgie Gosnell Henderson. Mr. Henderson was employed at Rock Hill Painting & Finishing for 34 years and then Oxford Printing & Finishing for 12 years while living in Henderson.
He is survived by a son, Rusty Henderson, of Rock Hill; his former wife and caregiver Peggy Steele Henderson, of Rock Hill; 2 sisters, Dorothy Henderson, of Columbia, S.C., Creola Raligh (James), of Mercersburg, Pa.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son and daughter, David Allen and Gloria Jane; five brothers, Amos “Junebug” Jr. and Homer Henderson, Joe, Claude, and Glen Landers.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 10, in Grandview Memorial Park with Rev. Larry Soles officiating.
The family would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to all the staff at White Oak Manor in Rock Hill for the many acts of kindness and the wonderful care given to Wayne while he was living at the facility. Also to the staff of Hospice and Community Care for their loving support.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of ones choice or to Hospice and Community Care, 2275 India Hook Road Rock Hill, SC 29731.
Online condolences may be registered at basscares.com.
Alice P. Allen
HENDERSON — Alice Courtney Peck “Rusty” Allen, 93, of 1843 Lynne Ave., Henderson, died Friday, March 7, 2014, at a local nursing home.
Born in Vance County, she was the daughter of the late John Dennis and Ruby Jones Peck. She was the widow of the Rev. Gordon Edmond Allen Jr.
Mrs. Allen was a former switch board operator at Carolina Telephone and Telegraph Company. She served many years as a devoted Minister’s wife. She was a member of the Courtyard II Ministry.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, at Flowers Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Jake. Roberson. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.
Surviving are a daughter, Alyce Johnette A. Kidd of Henderson; two sons, Michael Dennis Twisdale and wife Elaine of Huntingdon, Tenn. and Gordon Edmond Allen III and wife Nancy of Reidsville; two sisters, Hazel P. Thomas of Cary and Ruby P. Floyd of Middleburg; seven grandchildren, Teresa Marie Basco, Michael Dennis Twisdale Jr., Michele Denise Twisdale, Courtney Jeanette Allen, Amanda Lynn Gill, Jodi Darrell Kidd, and Kenneth Allen Kidd; eleven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Dennis P. Reavis.
The family will receive friends at the home, 1843 Lynne Ave., Henderson.
Serving as active pallbearers will be Jody Kidd, Kenny Kidd, Wayne Gill, Bobby Hester, Willie Carroll, Steve Kidd, Maurice Floyd, and Jay Russell.
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.
Wilma C. Howard
HENDERSON — Wilma Clemons Howard, 78, of 6758 Greenway Road, Oxford, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, in Hock Family Pavilion in Durham.
No services are currently planned.
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.
Thomas L. Harris, Sr.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Thomas Lee Harris, Sr., 69, died Monday, March 3, 2014, at his residence in White Plaines, N.Y.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 11 at Mt. Moriah AME Zion Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery.
The body will be on view from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, March 10, at the funeral home and at the church one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements will be announced by Davis Royster Funeral Service.