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Jul. 31, 2013 @ 05:23 PM

Denise A. Briles

HENDERSON — Denise Ann Briles, 51, a resident of 42 Oak Forest Drive, died Saturday, July 27, 2013.

Born in Columbus, Miss., on Aug. 3, 1961, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Beebe and Maxine Vollmer Beebe of Hendersonville.

She was employed as a salesperson in the printing and newspaper industry and attended Central Baptist Church.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Frank Briles, and daughter, Shannon Briles, of the home.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, in the J.M. White Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Steve Goode and Rev. Mike Briles.

The family will receive friends Saturday prior to the service from noon to 1 p.m., at J.M. White Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to South Henderson Pentecostal Holiness Church ISH Cancer Ministry, c/o Pat Curl, 905 Americal Road, Henderson, NC 27537.

Arrangements are by J.M. White Funeral Home.

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James R. Capps

ELIZABETH CITY — James Reginald Capps, 92, of 1419 Edgewood Drive, died Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Kindred Care.

Mr. Capps was the son of the late John Franklin Capps and Sally Avy Thompson Capps and the husband of Caddie Capps.

James, a decorated Army veteran of World War II, received a Purple Heart for his actions during combat. After moving to Elizabeth City, he became involved in Little League baseball, serving as a coach for 12 years. After his years of coaching youth sports, James served on the board of the Elizabeth City Boys Club for a number of years. In his mid-40s, James found a new passion, golf. Playing with a group of friends referred to as the “Capps Group,” James continued to play long into his retirement.

Besides his wife, Mr. Capps is survived by two sons, Ralph Capps and wife Sharon of Raleigh, and John Capps and wife Nancy of Henderson; a sister, Christine Pittman of Clarksville, Va.; six grandchildren, Melissa Hurteau, James Capps, Beth Carroll, Benjy Capps, Kathy Smart and John Capps Jr.; and 11 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Martha Capps; a son, James Franklin Capps; and three brothers, Frank Capps, Floyd Capps and Lawrence Capps.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Riverside United Methodist Church with Rev. Julia Webb-Bowden officiating. The family will receive friends immediately after the service at a reception in the church fellowship hall and at all other times at the residence.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Riverside United Methodist Church, PO Box 1693, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 or to the charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are by Twiford Funeral Home, which accepts online condolences at

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Wayne B. Tarry

HENDERSON — Wayne B. Tarry, 57, of 213 Glenn Ave., died Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at his residence.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, in the chapel of Davis-Royster Funeral Service with Rev. Marcellous A. Buckner officiating.

The family is receiving friends at 160 Bullock Street.

Arrangements are by Davis-Royster Funeral Service, which accepts online condolences at