Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Jun. 25, 2013 @ 06:29 PM

William L. Norden Jr.

HENDERSON — William Lynn Norden Jr., 82, formerly of Durham, died Monday, June 24, 2013, at his home on Kerr Lake.

Born Oct. 9, 1930, in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late William Lynn Norden Sr. and Lillian Pate Norden.

Mr. Norden was a retired engineer after 37 years with GTE (currently Verizon).

He was a member and former deacon of Rock Spring Baptist Church, the men’s Sunday school class, the Baptist Men and the church building committee.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

“Capt. Bill,” as he was affectionately known, loved old boats, especially Chris-Craft.

He won many awards for his boats at area boat shows.

He was a charter member and former state director of the Dixieland Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society and was a charter member and former secretary and treasurer of the Blue Ridge Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society.

He was a member of the Durham Power Squadron since 1969 and was awarded lifetime membership in the U.S. Power Squadron in 2010.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 27, 2013, at 2 p.m., at Rock Spring Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Gary Brummitt.

Burial, with military honors, will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Durham.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Corrine Dickerson Norden; a daughter, Tracey N. Scaggs and husband, Mark, of Bahama; two sisters, Betty Andrews of Durham and Delores Hurst of Roanoke, Va.; four grandchildren, Jennifer Lynn Chevez and husband, Adam, of Fountain, Colo., Jamie Leigh Scaggs of Burlington, Julie Anne Scaggs of Durham and Joshua William Scaggs of Bahama; and one great-grandson, Anthony William Chavez of Fountain, Colo.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Rock Spring Baptist Church.

All other times, they will be at the home.

Serving as active pallbearers will be C.B. Edwards, Bill Mocarsky, Mike Woodlief, Chuck Tillotson, Clifton Capps, Brent Edwards, Bill Bouknight and Stan Creech.

The men’s Sunday school class and the Baptist Men will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.


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Zella D. Woody

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Zella Dew Woody went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, June 23, 2013.

Born in Vance County to the late William Thomas and Mary Grace Woody, she was known as Dew by her family and Zella or Woody by her co-workers and many friends. Predeceased by her parents, two brothers and five sisters, she is survived by nine nieces and nephews.

A Meredith College graduate, she earned her master’s in Christian education at the WMU Training School of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky. Zella Dew retired in 1995 from the Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) of South Carolina, where she led with distinction missions education for several age-level organizations including YWA, Baptist Young Women, Baptist Women and WMU Consultant. Prior to her 37 years with WMU, she served as minister of education in congregations in North Carolina and Alabama.

A well-known and beloved Baptist missions speaker, retreat leader and trainer, she spoke and taught across the southeast and other states including Hawaii and Alaska. She taught missions conferences at Southern Baptist Conference Centers: Ridgecrest in North Carolina; and Glorietta in New Mexico. An indefatigable worker, a trusted friend, a devoted servant of the Lord, she demonstrated a faithful and deep devotion to prayer and study. Friends knew her as a true prayer warrior.

A member of First Baptist Church Columbia since 1957, she taught for many years in the church’s Ministry to Internationals and was a leader in the congregation’s Baptist Women and Woman’s Missionary Union. She served many years on the Columbia Metro Baptist Association WMU leadership team, volunteered at the Women’s prison, was active in the International Education Exchange and served on the Board of the Columbia Council for Internationals. In 2009, she was awarded Life Membership by the board of directors of the Columbia Council for Internationals.

Woody was a world traveler who arranged and led tour groups to many places in the states and Israel. At the age of 86, she traveled to Germany attending the Oberammergau Passion Play — fulfilling a life-long desire.

The family thanks Valerie Mosley and Leona Evins for their compassionate care; and expresses deep appreciation and love to her longtime friend, Nancy Brown, who provided and coordinated care as Dew’s health declined.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, July 8, 2013, at Boyce Chapel of First Baptist Church of Columbia, S.C., 1306 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC 29201.

A graveside service and burial will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, July 12, 2013, in Island Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, 950 Stagecoach Road, Henderson, NC 27537.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her memory to the Lottie Moon Offering for International Missions, First Baptist Church Columbia, 1306 Hampton St., Columbia, SC 29201; or to SC WMU, 190 Stoneridge Dr., Columbia, SC 29210.

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Mary G. Evans

HENDERSON — Mary Gray Evans, 79, a native of Vance County, died Saturday, June 22, 2013, in New Jersey.

The family will receive friends at 81 Gray Owens Lane, Henderson.

Arrangements will be announced by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.



Margaret A. Oakley

ROUGEMONT — Margaret Adcock Oakley, a resident of Person County, died Sunday, June 23, 2013, at her home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Bethany Baptist Church in Rougemont by Rev. Brian K. Hager.

Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Bethany Baptist Church prior to the funeral and at other times at the home.



Marie Williams

HENDERSON — Marie Williams, 70, of 2155 U.S. 158 Bypass, died Friday, June 21, 2013, at Maria Parham Medical Center in Henderson.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, June 28, 2013, at Flat Creek Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Viewing will be Thursday, June 27, 2013, from noon to 6 p.m., at the funeral home and at the church one hour prior to the service.

The family is receiving friends at the residence.

Funeral arrangements are by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.