Friday, May 23, 2014

May. 22, 2014 @ 05:38 PM

Willie G. Hunt Jr.
HENDERSON — Willie Gray “Billy” Hunt Jr., age 70, a resident of 1736 Ruin Creek Road, died Thursday, May 22, 2014, at Maria Parham Medical Center.

Born Nov. 11, 1943, in San Bernardino, California, he was the son of the late Willie Gray Hunt Sr. and the late Essie Pegram Hunt. He was a retired project manager for the former Sprint Communications Company, served as a chief warrant officer for the U.S. Army National Guard for 31 years and was a member of Brookston Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon and an elder.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 25, at 2 p.m. at Brookston Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Julia Alliger and the Rev. Emmanuel Pegram. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Claudia Roberson Hunt of Henderson; two sons, Kenneth Gray Hunt and Russell Yelton, both of Phoenix, Arizona; one sister, Juanita Hunt Williamson of Henderson; one grandson, Andrew Duffee and wife Julie; one great-granddaughter, Luna Rose Duffee; one niece, Nikki Dickerson and husband Scott; one nephew, Chris Williamson; and seven great-nieces and great-nephews, T.J., Logan, Montana, Dakota, Christen Gail, Kristen and Kodi.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Tommy Hunt.

The family will receive friends at the home.

Serving as active pallbearers will be Jimmy Hale, Louis Dail, J.C. Harton, Stan Faulkner, Randy Ball, Tony Sanford, Bruce Stainback, Johnnie Ausborn, Durwood Pegram, Danny Robinson, Tim Robinson, C.T. Roberson, Michael Hunt, Dennis Ausborn, Frank Leatherman, and Allen Hayes.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Brookston Presbyterian Church, c/o Rose Walker, at 3198 Satterwhite Point Road, Henderson, NC 27537.

Billy loved being generous and taking care of his family and friends and will truly be missed by all.

Arrangements are by J.M. White Funeral Home.


Reuben O. Cutts

OXFORD — Reuben O. Cutts, 86, a lifetime resident of Granville County, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Durham.

Reuben was the son of Oscar Cutts and Erastus Brown C. Harp. He was a World War II Marine veteran who served in Guam. After working for the Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C., he returned to Oxford and worked for 25 years in the U.S. Postal Service and then as a greeter for 8 years at the RBC Center in Raleigh. He was an avid N.C. State Wolfpack fan.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 25, 2014, at the Eakes Funeral Chapel in Oxford by the Rev. Wes Garner Jr. Burial will be in Meadowview Memorial Park.

Surviving are his cousins, Cheryl Hawkins, Deborah Gough, Elaine Hicks, Mary Clayton and Fred Moss, all of Oxford, Warren Nowell of Burlington, Tommy Brown of Wake Forest, Patricia Overton of Raleigh, Preston Taylor of Chester, Virginia, Roger Taylor of Enid, Ohio, and Joan York of Charlotte. He was preceded in death by a son, Arthur Gabriel “Gabe” Cutts.

Visitation will be held after the graveside service at Meadowview Memorial Park.

Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford, which accepts online condolences at


Barbara W. Kennedy

DURHAM — Barbara Whitby Kennedy died Monday, May 19, 2014, at Carillon Assisted Living.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Emmanuel Episcopal Church or the Cherry Hill Historical Foundation, both in Warrenton.

Arrangements are by Blaylock Funeral Home in Warrenton.


Mildred S. Stevenson

NORLINA — Mildred Simes Stevenson, 88, of 269 Cool Springs Road, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at her residence.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at Greenwood Baptist Church in Warrenton by the Rev. Eddie W. Lawrence. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Viewing will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, May 23, in the chapel of Boyd’s Funeral Services in Warrenton.

Arrangements are by Boyd’s Funeral Services in Warrenton.