Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Dr. Sherry Wilson-Perkinson
WARRENTON — Dr. Sherry Wilson-Perkinson, 48, died at her veterinary practice on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, of a heart attack.
Dr. Wilson-Perkinson, the daughter of Wayne and Sandra Maxbauer Wilson of Warrenton, was born in Granville County Hospital in Oxford on Nov. 14, 1965.
She graduated valedictorian from Warren County High School in 1984 and summa cum laude from N.C. State University in 1988, with a double Bachelor of Science degree in zoology and animal science.
She then earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at the N.C. State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. She was married to Mark Perkinson at Warrenton Baptist Church on March 5, 1994, and the couple would have celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary in March 2014. The couple resided on the Wilson family farm property in the Elberon community of Warrenton, in a home originally built by Dr. Wilson-Perkinson’s great-grandmother in the early 1900s and meticulously renovated by her father.
Dr. Wilson-Perkinson dedicated her life to treating and healing animals and opened Pine Hollow Animal Hospital in her hometown community of Elberon in June 1994 after successfully operating a mobile practice in the area for two years prior.
Supported by her mother as her office manager, Dr. Wilson-Perkinson owned and operated the full-service small and large animal veterinary hospital — a cornerstone of care in the community — with services that included preventive medicine, diagnostic, surgery, dentistry, emergency care, boarding, behavior consultation and grooming.
She received incredible hands-on training to run her own practice while working at the After Hours Small Animal Emergency Clinic of Wake County in Raleigh, a practice that focused on the medical treatment and diagnostics of small animals, primarily in trauma situations.
She was greatly inspired by the dedication and commitment of the staff at the clinic, working on a full-time after-hours basis throughout undergraduate and veterinary schools and subsequently being hired as staff veterinarian immediately upon graduation from veterinary school.
In 2009, Dr. Wilson-Perkinson expanded the reach of her work by becoming veterinary services manager for CEVA Animal Health, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies for companion animals. Dr. Wilson-Perkinson served as a veterinary expert and support for the company’s field sales force, traveling the country to meet with corporate veterinary accounts as well as lecturing at local, state and national veterinary meetings and conferences as part of a comprehensive effort to properly position leading-edge veterinary technologies.
She also actively participated in developing, conducting and monitoring clinical field studies and served as the project lead on a sweeping study to revolutionize flea and tick prevention. But even while working full-time at CEVA, her commitment to her practice and her community continued, with her providing ongoing after-hours, weekend and emergency services.
Dr. Wilson-Perkinson held numerous professional affiliations, including the N.C. Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.
She was an active member of the Warrenton community, serving as a longtime member of the Warren County Board of Health and often conducting countywide vaccination clinics as a public service.
She was also a member of Warrenton Baptist Church.
In addition to her veterinary work, Dr. Wilson-Perkinson’s life passion was horses — a passion she pursued while earning her doctorate and her internship at 3 Chimney’s Farm in Lexington, Ky., one of the nation’s premier farms for Kentucky Derby racehorses. She was an accomplished equestrian, often traveling the southeast for distance trail riding with her husband and relished breeding and caring for her horses on her family farm.
Dr. Wilson-Perkinson died doing what she had dedicated her entire life to doing — caring for animals. She was found at her Pine Hollow Animal Hospital Clinic on Sunday with dog treats in one pocket and horse treats in the other.
In addition to her parents, Dr. Wilson-Perkinson is survived by her husband, Christopher Mark Perkinson of Elberon; her sister, Lisa Wilson of Atlanta; and countless animals whose lives she saved and countless pet owners whose lives were immeasurably enriched by her work.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, at Warrenton Baptist Church with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dr. Sherry Wilson-Perkinson Memorial Fund at the Humane Society of Eastern NC, 3520 Tupper Drive, Greenville, NC 27834, (252) 413-7247, or to the Warrenton Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Jan. 29, at Blaylock Funeral Home in Warrenton.
Arrangements are by Blaylock Funeral Home, which accepts online condolences at blaylockfh.com.
Betty Sue S. Brady
HENDERSON — Betty Sue Smith Brady, 69, of 94 Garden Lane (in the Townsville community), died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at her home.
Born in Iredell County, she was the daughter of Annie Elizabeth Ward Smith of High Point and the late George Henderson Smith Jr.
Mrs. Brady was a former employee of Interstate Narrow Fabrics. She was a member of Rock Spring Baptist Church.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, at 11 a.m. at Rock Spring Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Gary Brummitt.
Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Walter Hugh Brady Sr.; two daughters, Denise Hughes of Rossville, Ga., and Carolyn Cooper and husband Mark of Altamahaw; two sons, Walter H. Brady Jr. and wife Nita of Henderson and Phillip Brady and wife Dana of Snow Camp; two sisters, Patsy Skaggs and husband Phil of Trinity and Judy King of Graham; a brother, George H. Smith III and wife Karen of High Point; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Daren Brady; a great-grandson, Clayton Horner; two sisters, JoAnn Smith and Ginger Walser; and a brother, Henry Smith.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall. All other times, they will be at the home, 94 Garden Lane, Henderson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.
Robert J. Walker
OXFORD —Robert Jerome “Jerry” Walker, age 41, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.
He was the son of Jane Hedrick Sullins (Jesse) of Oxford and Robert H. Walker (Gayle) of Gastonia.
Jerry was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, a veteran of the Marine Corps and a tobacco farmer.
Jerry was a graduate of N.C. State University, where he received a degree in agricultural business and extension. He was a member of the Farm House Fraternity and was the recipient of the Young Farmer Award of Granville County. He also served in several agriculture organizations. He was an astute businessman and loved motor cross.
Memorial services will be conducted on Sunday, Feb. 2, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church by Rev. James Pahl.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:15 p.m. prior to the service in the parish hall of the church. A private burial will follow.
Jerry was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, H.D. and Robbie Hedrick; and his paternal grandparents, Kay Drew and Franklin Walker.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are one sister, Robbie Walker Griffin (Mike) of Waxhaw; a niece, Katie Griffin; a nephew, Jack Griffin; and a step-grandmother, Helga Hedrick.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the ALS Association, Jim “Catfish” Hunter Chapter, 4 North Blount Street, Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27601; or the Semper Fi Fund, 825 College Blvd., Suite 102, PMB 609, Oceanside, CA 92057; or to the charity of one’s choice. For more information about the Semper Fi Fund, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrangements are by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home, which accepts online condolences at hallwynne.com.
Elizabeth S. Matthews
HENDERSON — Elizabeth Lane Satterwhite Matthews, age 62, a resident of 449 Dr. Finch Road, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at her home.
Born in Vance County on June 24, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Mary Kearney Satterwhite, who also died Jan. 27, 2014, and Willard Satterwhite, and was the widow of Leonard Ray Matthews Sr.
She was retired from the N.C. Department of Transportation, where she worked for 40 years, and was a member of New Sandy Creek Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 30, at 11 a.m. in the J.M. White Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Jake Roberson and Rev. Milton Abbott. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens.
She is survived by a special friend, companion and caregiver, Matt Clark of the home; two daughters, Angie M. Ayscue and husband Tony, their daughter Ashley Ayscue and companion James Moody Jr. and their sons, Nathan and Connor Moody, and Renee M. Bibee and husband Chris and their children, Christopher and Taylor Bibee, all of Henderson; two sons, Brian Matthews and companion Lauren Rooker and Ray Matthews Jr. and companion Glenda Gupton, all of Henderson, and their children, Shelby Matthews and companion Joe Bowen and their son, Wyatt Bowen, and Hannah and Ray Matthews III of Williamston; four sisters, Patricia Satterwhite, Rachel Satterwhite and Beverly Satterwhite of Henderson and Jeanette Stone of Kittrell; and three brothers, Jerry Satterwhite of Henderson, and Michael Satterwhite and Randy Satterwhite of Kittrell.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas Satterwhite.
The family will receive friends Wednesday night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at J.M. White Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home on Dr. Finch Road.
Serving as active pallbearers will be Christopher Bibee Jr., Ray Matthews III, Jonathan Smiley, Reggie Parks, David Stanley, Reginald Stone, Michael Satterwhite Jr., Mike Roberson, Tommy Matthews Jr. and Michael “Brer” Choplin.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Community Home Health and Hospice, 152 Zeb Robinson Road, Henderson, NC 27537.
Arrangements are by J.M. White Funeral Home.
Mary K. Satterwhite
HENDERSON — Mary Magdalene Kearney Satterwhite, 86, a resident of 588 Dr. Finch Road, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at her home.
Born in Vance County on July 21, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Henry Kearney and Myrtle Lane Dunn, and was the widow of Willard D. Satterwhite.
Mrs. Satterwhite was an exceptional mother, grandmother, sister and friend.
She was retired from Roses Stores, Inc., and was a member of the Senior Citizens Group at New Sandy Creek Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 30, at 2 p.m. in the J.M. White Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Tim Burgess and Rev. Milton Abbott. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens.
She is survived by four daughters, Patricia Satterwhite, Rachel Satterwhite and Beverly Satterwhite, all of Henderson, and Jeanette Stone of Kittrell; three sons, Jerry Satterwhite of Henderson and Michael Satterwhite and Randy Satterwhite, both of Kittrell; three sisters, Rosa Abbott and Margaret Collins, both of Henderson, and Susie Beal of Kittrell; one brother, Alvin Kearney of Kittrell; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Thomas Satterwhite; one daughter, Elizabeth S. Matthews, who died on Jan. 27; and three brothers, J.T. Kearney, David Kearney and Robert Kearney.
The family will receive friends tonight, Jan. 29, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at J.M. White Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home.
Serving as active pallbearers will be Jonathan Smiley, Brian Matthews, Ray Matthews, Reggie Parks, Michael Satterwhite, David Stanley, Reginald Stone and Henry Parks.
Flowers will be accepted.
Arrangements are by J.M. White Funeral Home.
Harriet J. Gupton
HENDERSON — Harriet Jackson Gupton, age 79, a resident of 1328 Pine Street, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at Maria Parham Medical Center.
Born on Aug. 18, 1934, in Harnett County, she was the daughter of the late Charles W. Jackson and Lillie Norris Jackson and the widow of Bruce Allen Gupton.
She was a retired employee of Continental Hosiery.
Mrs. Gupton also formerly taught arts and crafts at Vance-Granville Community College and the Vance County Senior Center, and was a member of North Henderson Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at North Henderson Baptist Church on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 11 a.m. by Rev. Brent Kasey. Burial will follow at Sunset Gardens.
Mrs. Gupton is survived by two sons, Henry Lee Gupton and wife Madge and Steven Jay Gupton and wife Kimberly, all of Henderson; one brother, Leslie J. Jackson of Newton; and three grandchildren, Emily Gupton, Gregory Gupton and Madison Gupton.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Charlie W. “Buddy” Jackson and Fred W. Jackson; a sister, Jessie J. Marshall; and a grandson, Harrison Lee Gupton.
The family will receive friends Friday evening, Jan. 31, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at J.M. White Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home of Henry and Madge Gupton, 392 Heartland Lane, Henderson, NC 27537.
Serving as active pallbearers will be Walter Harris, Mickey Jackson, Wallace Harris, Ronnie Thompson, Michael Jackson, Steve Jackson and Robbie Jackson.
Arrangements are by J.M. White Funeral Home.
Annise C. Spain
JEFFERSON — Annise Evelyn Clark Spain, 89, formerly of Henderson, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.
Born in Vance County, she was the daughter of the late David and Octavia Roberson Clark.
She was the widow of Commie Wilbur Spain.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Flowers Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by Pastor Milton Abbott. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.
Surviving are a daughter, Wendy S. Robertson and husband Johnny of West Jefferson; two grandchildren, Jennifer Abbott and husband Jason of Henderson and Johnathan Ross and wife Katie of Zebulon; and seven great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Friday, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home of Jennifer and Jason Abbott, 478 Epsom-Rocky Ford Road, Henderson.
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.
Theretha E. Davis
HENDERSON — Theretha Edmond Davis, of 955 Patton Circle, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at Wake Medical Hospital in Raleigh.
Arrangements will be announced by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.
Edna M. Faulkner
HENDERSON — Edna Leigh Martin Faulkner, 88, of 2109 Rock Mill Road, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, in the chapel of J.M. White Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Further arrangements will be announced by J.M. White Funeral Home.