Friday, March 14, 2014

Mar. 13, 2014 @ 05:54 PM

Sally R. Badger

 RALEIGH — Sally Runk Badger, 74, of Raleigh and Henderson, departed this life on March 10, 2014.

She was born in Ontario, Canada, grew up in Webster Groves, Miss., graduated from Beverly Hills High in Los Angeles and received her BA from Purdue University.

Her mother, Katherine Runk Hartford, and father, James Scott Runk, preceded her in death.

Sally is survived by her beloved family: her husband of 48 years, Thomas Badger IV; son, Thomas Badger V; daughter, Katherine and husband D. Scott Lumpkin; grandchildren, Ana Doris Lumpkin, Thomas Nathan Schroeder, Dyer Scott Lumpkin, Lily Scott Lumpkin, Daniel Scott Lumpkin and Cassidy James Scott Craig and wife Amy; great-granddaughter, Lilliana Sally Bava Craig; and her siblings, Joan Cavanaugh, John William Runk and wife Judy, and Lois and husband Norman Sinclair.

Sally always said she had lived a very interesting and full life. Over the years she was a stewardess with Pan American Airways, flying to Europe, the Middle and Far East, and later becoming the marketing manager for Pan Am when it flew out of RDU. She was an instructor at the IBM Education Center in St. Louis, Mo., and a teacher in Ladue, Mo., Concord, Mass., in Kinston and at Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, where she taught world history, English, civics and Middle Eastern, African and early American history.

She helped develop a library for the Lucy Daniels Center’s Enrichment and Early Intervention Programs, was instrumental in developing a children’s intake program in the old Rex Hospital and helped reintroduce the opera in the schools program in Wake County.

At the Encore Lifelong Learning Center at N.C. State, she developed and taught three multimedia courses and moderated one foreign policy course. These included a survey course of the Middle East (in response to 911), Art Theft in Wartime (in response to the Iraqi Art Museum thefts), Great Decisions (exploring unilateralism / multilateralism), and Uppity Women in History.

A lifelong learner, Sally, at age 65, started work on a master’s program to develop online courses.

Sally enjoyed serving whatever community in which she found herself. At Purdue, she was elected president of her freshman dorm, was chosen homecoming queen in her sophomore year, was president of KKG sorority, elected as student body secretary, was a member of Purduettes (Purdue Musical Organizations) and the Kappa Keynotes (barbershop quartet), all of which culminated in election to Mortar Board Senior Honorary (for scholarship, leadership and service).

In Raleigh she served as a docent at the N.C. Museum of Art when it was still located downtown and was commissioned a Stephen Ministry Leader at White Memorial Presbyterian Church.

For many years she was a dedicated member of Bible Study Fellowship and the Saltshakers (a Bible study group).

Over the years she served on the boards of the Junior League of Raleigh, the English Speaking Union, the Triangle Pastoral Counseling Center, the Encore Advisory Board of N.C. State, the Capital Area Cultural Center and the national Board of COSCA (Council of Scottish Clans & Associations).

In Henderson she served as an advisor to the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central N.C. and trustee of the Perry Memorial Library until ALS made it impractical.

Most of all she lived for and loved her family, of which she was very proud.

Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh on Saturday, March 15, at 9:30 a.m.

A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at White Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1704 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to White Memorial Presbyterian Church, First Presbyterian Church of Henderson, ALS Association, or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home on St. Mary’s Street in Raleigh.


Ruby P. Floyd

HENDERSON — Ruby Nedra Peck Floyd, 90, of 5045 US 1-158, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at a local nursing home.

Born in Townsville, she was the daughter of the late John Dennis and Ruby Jones Peck.

She was the widow of Marshall Mabry Floyd.

Mrs. Floyd was a supervisor with Carolina Telephone and Telegraph Company in the 1940s. She was a devoted member of Middleburg United Methodist Church since 1948. She held many leadership roles at her church and taught Sunday school into her 80s. She was very active in the Middleburg Garden Club and served as president of that organization for many years. Her spirit and constant, unconditional love profoundly shaped the lives of her children and grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Middleburg United Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. Don Lowery. Burial will follow in Middleburg Cemetery.

Surviving are a daughter, Nedra F. McCraw and husband Roy of Tampa, Fla.; two sons, Maurice M. Floyd and wife Dianne of Henderson and M. Wayne Floyd and wife Jane of Snowmass Village, Colo.; a sister, Hazel P. Thomas of Cary; four grandchildren, Jennifer M. Irvin and husband Scott of Atlanta, Ga., Roy J. McCraw III and wife Beth of Tampa, Fla., Jeffrey M. Floyd and fiancee Whitney of Raleigh and Nonya Elizabeth Floyd of Dallas, Texas; and four great-grandsons, William S. Irvin, Marshall M. Irvin, Roy J. McCraw IV and Cabe Gregory McCraw.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Dennis P. Reavis and Alice P. Allen.

The family will receive friends today, March 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home, 5045 US 1-158, Henderson (also known as “Taroano”).

Serving as active pallbearers will be Jimmy Holloway, Gordon Allen, Roy McCraw III, Jeff M. Floyd, Scott Irvin, Joe Kleiss, Tom Brown, Jerry Poythress and Ronald Stainback.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Middleburg United Methodist Church, c/o Ruby Atkins, Financial Secretary, P.O. Box 100, Middleburg, NC 27556.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Mrs. Floyd’s caregivers for their years of devotion to her care: Delinda Machado, Joyce Ellis, Josephine Bullock and the staff of Senior Citizens Home.

Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.


William D. Melton

HENDERSON — William Daniel “Bill” Melton, 86, of 52 Ridgepath Lane, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Maria Parham Medical Center.

Born in Vance County, he was the son of the late Samuel and Ollie Floyd Melton.

He was the widower of Margaret Stallings Melton.

Mr. Melton was a retired lineman with the Tennessee Valley Authority. He was a member of Westwood Pentecostal Holiness Church and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 3 p.m. at Westwood Pentecostal Holiness Church, conducted by Rev. Cleveland Harrison. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens.

Surviving are his daughter, Linda Gayle M. Wilson of Henderson; two grandsons, Rick Wilson of Boston, Mass., and Daniel Wilson and wife Elizabeth of Youngsville; and two great-grandsons, John Wilson and Thomas Wilson.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Nannie Jeanette M. Russell and Alma M. Hill, and two brothers, Robert J. Melton and Samuel G. “Buck” Melton.

The family will receive friends today, March 14, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home of Linda Gayle Wilson, 119 Deer Wood Trail, Henderson.

Serving as active pallbearers will be Ray Wilkins, Donald Ray Matthews, Mike Melton, Andy Melton, Brian Michaelson, D.J. Matthews, Grant Smith, Randy Michaelsen and Ricky Stallings.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Westwood Pentecostal Holiness Church, c/o Janelle Jackson, 235 Yowland Road, Henderson, NC 27536.

Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.


Nancy B. Hodges

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Nancy Beatrice Hodges, 89, formerly of Warren Count, N.C., died Monday, March 10, 2014, at Tapley’s Personal Care Home.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Greater Lovely Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Macon, N.C.

Arrangements are by W.H. Mays Mortuary in Augusta, Ga., and Boyd’s Funeral Services in Warrenton, N.C.


Stephon Johnson Jr.

HENDERSON — Stephon Johnson Jr., 29, of 110 Vintage Lane, died Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Duke University Medical Center.

The family is receiving friends at 349 Stagecoach Road.

Arrangements will be announced by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.


Julian Morton

MANSON — Julian Morton, 78, of 123 John Harrison Road, died Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Maria Parham Medical Center.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Norlina by Rev. Mary Stinnett. Burial will follow on Sunday, March 16, in the Johnson Family Cemetery in Bowling Green, Va.

Viewing is today, March 14, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the chapel of Boyd’s Funeral Services in Warrenton.

Arrangements are by Boyd’s Funeral Services.


Mary S. Perkinson

HENDERSON — Mary Gladys Stevenson Perkinson, 95, of 1110 Edwards St., died Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at her home.

A graveside funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. today, March 14, in Sunset Gardens by Dr. Donald A. Perkinson.

Arrangements are by J.M. White Funeral Home.