Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Jan. 27, 2014 @ 05:21 PM

Ernestine T. Pruitt

OXFORD — Ernestine Taylor Pruitt, 89, died Jan. 25, 2014, at Granville Medical Center.

She was born May 18, 1924, to Vernon Williams Taylor and Banna Wheeler Taylor.

Ernestine was preceded in death by her husband, Milton Pruitt.

Ernestine was retired from J.F. Webb High School. She was a member of Oxford Baptist Church, the Elsie Bragg Sunday School Class and the WOM of the Oxford Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Oxford Women’s Club.

Funeral services will be conducted today, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m. at Oxford Baptist Church by Rev. Christopher Aho and Dr. Steve Bolton. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.

Surviving are three daughters, Beth Adcock (William), Anne Whitehead and Martha Thompson (Johnny), all of Oxford; a son, George Pruitt (Laurie) of Oxford and close friend Jim Cash; grandchildren Todd Adcock (Terry), Cindy Lockwood (Chuck), Kelly W. Woodlief (Tony), Jamie Whitehead, Trey Whitehead (Heather), Jonathan Thompson, Mary T. Smith (Terry), Emily Pruitt, Allen Pruitt and Andrew Pruitt; and great-grandchildren Tyler Adcock, Ryan Adcock, Grace Lockwood, William Lockwood, Kadence Woodlief, Hailey Woodlief, Zack Woodlief and Bryson Smith. Several nieces and nephews and the family would like to thank the caregivers, Stephanie Timberlake and Barbara Baker.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Vernon Taylor Jr.; and two sisters, Buliz and Annie Mae Taylor.

The family will receive friends today, Jan. 28, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. prior to the services in the family center of Oxford Baptist Church. At other times they will be at the home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oxford Baptist Church, P.O. Box 398, Oxford, NC 27565.

Arrangements are by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home, which accepts online condolences at hallwynne.com.

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Mary Bobbitt

OXFORD — Mary Bobbitt, 71, of 610 Raleigh Street, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at Kindred Hospital in Greensboro.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at Ilong Baptist Church by Rev. James Lawson. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Viewing will be Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Betts & Son Funeral Home

The family will receive friends for one hour at the church prior to the service and other times at the home.

Arrangements are by Betts & Son Funeral Home.

 

 

James R. Daniel

OXFORD — James Robert “Bobby” Daniel, 84, of the Berea community, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church by Rev. Keith Williams. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the church.

Arrangements are by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home, which accepts online condolences at hallwynne.com.

 

 

Mary W. Davis

ROCKY MOUNT — Mary W. Davis, 105, of the Parktown community in Warren County, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Life Care Hospitals.

Arrangements will be announced by R.H. Greene Funeral Home.

 

 

Rayford W. Griffin

HENDERSON — Rayford Wilson Griffin, 66, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in a local nursing home.

No services are planned.

Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.

 

 

Billy P. Hunt

HENDERSON — Billy Paul Hunt, 71, of 710 Moody Road, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, in the chapel of J.M. White Funeral Home.

Arrangements are by J.M. White Funeral Home.

 

 

Elizabeth S. Matthews

HENDERSON — Elizabeth Satterwhite Matthews, 62, of 449 Dr. Finch Road, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at her home.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, in the chapel of J.M. White Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at J.M. White Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Arrangements are by J.M. White Funeral Home.

 

 

Dr. Sherry W. Perkinson

WARRENTON — Dr. Sherry Lynn Wilson Perkinson died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at Warrenton Baptist Church by Rev. Jody Wright. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Blaylock Funeral Home.

Arrangements are by Blaylock Funeral Home, which accepts online condolences at blaylockfh.com.

 

 

Robert J. Walker

OXFORD — Robert Jerry Walker died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.

Arrangements will be announced by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home.