Sunday, December 9, 2012

Dec. 10, 2012 @ 08:02 PM

Barbara U. Ayscue

LOUISBURG — Barbara Marie Underwood Ayscue, 71, of Louisburg, died Saturday morning, Dec. 8, 2012.

Barbara was a daughter of the late Marshell William and Wanda Marie Walker Underwood. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert N. Ayscue, Jr.; sister, Shirley U. Roberts; brother, Dean Underwood; great-grand-daughter, Allyssa Miller.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at New Sandy Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Burgess officiating. Burial will follow at Liberty Christian Church Cemetery.

Barbara is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, David Ayscue and fiancée, Stacy Dowdy of Butner; Shane and Jackie Ayscue of Louisburg; Robert N. Ayscue III; daughter and son-in-law, Starr and Allen Kirkman, all of Randleman; grandchildren, Holly Allen, Emily P. Ayscue, Zachary Ayscue, Robbie Ayscue, Devin Ayscue and Jessica Miller; and great-grandson Gavin Miller.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to New Sandy Creek Baptist Church, Building Fund, 1699 Weldon’s Mill Rd., Henderson, NC 27537.

The family will receive friends at 7-8:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg,, and other times at the home of Shane and Jackie Ayscue.

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Virginia Y. Bullock

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Virginia “Gini” Yeager Bullock, aged 93, died peacefully in her sleep on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Air Force Village West in Riverside, Calif., where she had been a resident for 10 years.

She was born in New Haven, Conn., on March 16, 1919, to Clifton and Marie Yeager Bullock. The family moved to Henderson in the mid-thirties, during the Great Depression.

Gini was graduated from Henderson High in 1936 and subsequently from Virginia State Teachers’ College (now James Madison University) in 1940. After graduation from college, she taught for two years in N.C. public schools (Epsom and Zebulon).

When the U.S. entered World War II, she enlisted in the WAVES. She was assigned to doing occupational therapy in Naval Hospitals, including Mare Island, Calif., and Brooklyn, N.Y. After discharge, she remained a naval reservist and retired as a Lt. Commander.

Post-war, she returned to teaching, briefly in Baltimore, Md. She was drawn to southern California in the 1950s and established many dear friendships there. After 25 additional years of teaching, she retired from the Orange County, Calif., public school system. She was a long time member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Anaheim. Gini had a self-described “itchy foot” traveling the seven seas and five continents whenever time permitted.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, John B. Bullock. She is survived by her nieces, Janet Vaught (Larry) of Creedmoor and Martha McCormack of Durham; and many cousins, including Mary Ann Evans of Henderson.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service and interment at the Riverside National Cemetery in California is planned on a date yet to be determined. In lieu of flowers, Gini requested that donations be made to the Arthritis Foundation or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Elvin R. Coon Jr.

OXFORD — Elvin Ralph Coon Jr., age 87, died suddenly Thursday, Dec.6, 2012, in Oxford.

Born in Shoals, Martin County, Ind., he was the son of the late Elvin Ralph and Valena Hall Coon. He attended Duke University, graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Civil Engineering, and received a law degree from George Washington University. Mr. Coon was a retired major in the U.S. Marine Corp, having served from 1943-1963. He was a veteran of the Korean War and worked as a military legal officer in the JAG office at the Pentagon and Quantico, Va., where he met the love of his life. He practiced law in Virginia from 1963-2007, then retired to Oxford. Mr. Coon was a parishioner of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, a longtime member of Aquia Episcopal Church, Stafford, Va., and also a member of the Manasseh Masonic Lodge 182 A.F. & A.M, Manassas, Va.

Mr. Coon was a devoted and loving husband of 53 years, a cherished father and grandfather. He was an avid reader who loved to learn everything this life had to offer. All who knew him were truly blessed by his wit and charm. To know him was to love him and he will be sorely missed by all.

In honor of his life, a memorial service will be held on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at 11 a.m., at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Oxford by the Rev. James L. Pahl Jr. On Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. at Aquia Episcopal Church in Stafford, Va., by the Rev. Jay Morris. Burial will follow at the church cemetery with full Military Honors.

Surviving are his loving wife, Janette Portner Coon of Oxford; a son, Elvin Ralph Coon III and wife, Sieglinde von Deffner, of Los Angeles, Calif.; daughters, Abby Coon Turnbull and husband, Thomas Turnbull, of Rochester Hills, Mich., Julie Coon Hunt of Williamsburg, Va., and Margaret Coon Blanchard and husband, Roger Blanchard, of Oxford; and, eight grandchildren, Andrew Turnbull, Kyle Turnbull, Katelyn Hunt, Daniel Hunt, Nicholas Hunt, Jordan Blanchard, Cameron Blanchard and Tyler Blanchard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Area Congregations in Ministry (ACIM), PO Box 398, Oxford, NC 27565; or Aquia Episcopal Church New Building Fund, 2938 Jefferson Davis Highway, Stafford, VA 22554.

Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home in Oxford is assisting the Coon family. For online condolences, go to and select obituaries.

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HENDERSON — Hilda Foster Moore, age 83, a resident of 2141 U.S. 158 Bypass, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at Maria Parham Medical Center in Henderson.

Born in Franklin County on Sept.13, 1929, Hilda was the daughter of the late Sidney B. Foster and Estelle Eaves Foster of Epsom. She was the widow of Fred L. Moore.

Hilda was a loving and faithful daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. To her family, she was known as “Aunt Jenny,” and she enjoyed being a homemaker before becoming the cafeteria cashier at Dabney Elementary School, where former students still recall her kindness. Hilda retired from Vance County Schools in 1992.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, in the Chapel of J. M. White Funeral Home with the Rev. Tony Evans officiating. Burial will follow in the Poplar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include her son, Ron B. Moore (Norma) of Henderson; a granddaughter, Patricia M. Corson (Donald) of Madison, Maine; a grandson, Roger Moore (Christina) of Warren County; and three cherished great-grandchildren, Kyra Corson, Hunter Corson and Tyler Munn. Hilda is also survived by three sisters, Helen F. Lancaster of Raleigh, Uldine F. Duckworth (Lewis) of Greensboro and Ann F. Bartholomew (R.A.) of Henderson. Also surviving are two sisters-in-law, Daphene H. Foster and Joan Moore, both of Louisburg, and many loving nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Benjamin D. Foster and Harold C. Foster.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday prior to the service, from 1-2 p.m., at J. M. White Funeral Home. At other times they will be at her home at 2141 U.S. 158 By-Pass.
Arrangements are by J. M. White Funeral Home.

Lydia D. Bryant

CREEDMOOR — Lydia Mae Daniel Bryant, 87, a lifetime resident of Granville County, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at Duke Medical Center.

A native of Granville County, she was the daughter of the late John Garland and Germania Hall Daniel. She was a member of Butner First Baptist Church, serving as pianist for over 40 years. She was a retired accounting supervisor at John Umstead Hospital.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at Butner First Baptist Church by the Rev. Lenny Rogers and the Rev. Mac Thompson. Entombment will be private in the Daniel family cemetery.

Surviving are her husband of 67 years, Joe Leonard Bryant Jr. of the home; a daughter, Susanne Bryant Brooks of Creedmoor; two sons, Joe Leonard Bryant III of Dunedin, Fla., and John Lewis Bryant of Creedmoor, nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brothers Harold Daniel and James Daniel.

Flowers accepted or memorials be made to Butner First Baptist Church, PO Box 44, Butner, North Carolina 27509.

Visitation will be held Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, from 7-8:30 p.m., at the Butner First Baptist Church and other times at the home.

Online condolences may be submitted to Select obits.

Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor is assisting the Bryant Family.

James D. Foster

HENDERSON — James Donald Foster, 73, of 1237 Pine St., Henderson, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at his home.

Born in Danville, Va., he was the son of the late James Odell Foster and Ella Mae Sowder Foster.

Foster was a retired employee of Perry Lumber Company.
A graveside funeral service will be held Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at 2 p.m., at Sunset Gardens, conducted by the the Rev. Jeff Prewer.

Surviving are four daughters, Gale Vaughan of Wilmington, Lisa Foster of Henderson, Renee Hayden of Henderson and Betty Hayden of Eden; three sons, Christopher Foster of Henderson, and James D. Foster Jr.  and Timothy W. Foster, both of Danville, Va.; three sisters, Pauline Foster and Edna Reese, both of Henderson, and Linda Morris of Eden; 17 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home.

Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.