Saturday, February 1, 2014

Jan. 31, 2014 @ 07:03 PM

Leandra S. Toms

RALEIGH — Leandra Spencer Toms, of 4408 Queenstown Court, departed this life on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at Lea Funeral Home Chapel, 2500 Poole Road, Raleigh. Interment will be at Carolina Biblical Gardens in Garner.

Visitation will be Monday, prior to the service, from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Surviving are her husband, Curtis Toms Jr. of the home; and her daughters, Tiffanee Graves (Erik) of Atlanta, Ga., Talia Toms-Heinrich (Timothy) of Los Angeles and Tasha Toms and her significant other, Andre Williams, of Washington, D.C.

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

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Peggy C. Partin

HENDERSON — Peggy Jean Coghill Partin, age 77, a resident of Kerr Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and a former resident of Courtyard Apartments, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014.

Born in Vance County on Sept. 3, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Wayne B. Coghill and Fannie Mae Winfree Coghill.

She was a retired LPN and worked at Maria Parham Hospital for 16 years.

Mrs. Partin was a member of South Henderson Church of God and attended Freedom Life Church of God.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of J.M. White Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Jeff Prewer and Rev. Wilbert Horton. Burial will follow at Sunset Gardens.

Mrs. Partin is survived by three daughters, Tammy Parrish, Jamee Renn and Joanie Inscoe of Henderson; seven grandchildren, Ashley L. Miller, Kelly N. Parrish, Dylan B. Renn, Kaitlyn A. Parrish, Crystal P. Church, April D. Partin and Randa A. Adcock; five great-grandchildren; and four stepchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Terry Partin; a sister, Dorothy C. Atkinson; a brother, Marshall Atkinson; and also by James L. Partin and Charles L. Dickerson.

The family will receive friends prior to the service on Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. at J.M. White Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home of Jamee and Jeff Renn, at 1326 Club Pond Road.

Serving as active pall bearers will be Greg Miller, Matthew Reavis, Keith Horton, Cameron Tingen, Derek Pendergrass and Jeffery Jarvis.

Arrangements are by J.M. White Funeral Home.

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Ruth L. Jones

MACON — Mrs. Ruth Lynch Jones, 83, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at Maria Parham Medical Center.

She was a Warren County native born to the late Robert and Callie King Lynch.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Claudie Jones; and her daughter, Patsy Rose Jones Dunn.

Mrs. Jones was a longtime member of North Warrenton Baptist Church and was retired from Carolina Sportswear and Arcola Lumber Company.

Rev. Fred Powell will conduct funeral services at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2, at Blaylock Funeral Home with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery.

She is survived by her son, David Jones of Macon; her granddaughters, Michelle Dunn and Nikki Dunn Batchelor and husband Billy; and her son-in-law, Preston Dunn, all of Henderson.

Flowers are acceptable and the family asks that any memorials be made to the North Warrenton Baptist Church, 613 North Main Street, Warrenton, NC 27589.

The family will receive friends prior to the funeral service on Sunday, from 2 to 3 p.m. at Blaylock Funeral Home.

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

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Lucy M. Alston

CLAYTON — Lucy M. Alston, 89, of 10 Jenny Circle, formerly of Warrenton, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at her residence.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at Fork Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Warrenton by Rev. Anthony Alston. Burial will follow in the Sarepta Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery

Viewing will be Sunday, Feb. 2, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the chapel of Boyd’s Funeral Services.

Arrangements are by Boyd’s Funeral Services.



Alan L. Dry Sr.

HENDERSON — Alan L. Dry Sr. died Jan. 30, 2014.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, in the chapel of Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford.

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



Ernestine Mitchell

DURHAM — Ernestine Mitchell, 73, of 1309 Hudson Ave., Apartment A-9, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at UniHealth Post-Accute Care.

Arrangements will be announced by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.



John Moore

WARRENTON — John Moore, 82, of 1670 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at his residence.

Arrangements will be announced by Boyd’s Funeral Services.



Betty G. Ortiz

HENDERSON — Betty Griffin Ortiz, 82, of 2275 Ruin Creek Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at Warren Hills Nursing Home in Warrenton.

A private memorial service will be held.

Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.