Friday, March 22, 2013

Mar. 22, 2013 @ 12:13 AM

Bertie L. Qualls

CREEDMOOR — Bertie Lee Qualls, died March 20, 2013, at Universal HealthCare.

She was a native of Kanawha County, W.V., and was the daughter of the late George and Maggie Stevens Robertson. She was the wife of the late Raymond Qualls for 64 years. Bertie was a beautician for 20 years, and a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Hurricane, W.V., for 56 years, where she did a lot of work for the church. She was an avid golfer of 35 years, past president of the Women’s Club in Hurricane and member of the Hill and Valley Garden Club. She was responsible for starting the Food Cupboard and the Hospice in Putnam County.

Memorial services will be conducted Monday, March 25, 2013, at 2 p.m., in St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church by the Rev. James Pahl. Burial will take place later in the Hurricane Town Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the services in the parish hall of the church.

Surviving is a daughter, Pam Muller, and husband, William Muller III of Creedmoor; granddaughter, Tabitha Wade of Stem; great-grandchildren, Mikaela Wade, Seth Wade and Cathlin Millichip. She was preceded in death by brothers, George B. Robertson and Lonnie H. Robertson.

The family requests the omission of flowers and memorials maybe made to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 140College Street, Oxford, NC 27565.

The Qualls family is under the care of Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home in Oxford.

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Richard B. Bullock

VANCE COUNTY — Richard Bermon Bullock, 79, of 155 Woodsworth Road, Henderson, died March 19, 2013, at Durham Regional Hospital.

Born in Vance County, he was the son of the late Lola Marie Bullock Thomas and the late James H. Rowland.

He joined Antioch United Church of Christ at an early age where later in life he served as president of the Gospel Choir, chairman of the Trustee Board and Stewardship Committee, also taught Adult Sunday School class until declining health. He was educated in the Vance County Schools and enlisted in the United States Army in 1951 during the Korean War where he served Unit 1953. He enlisted in the United State Marines Corps in 1955 until 1959. In 1998 he retired from Vance County after many years with the sanitation department.

Funeral service will be Saturday, March 23, 2013, at 2 p.m., at Antioch United Church of Christ Church by Minister Terry Bullock. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Military Rites.

Survivors include his wife, Ann Anderson Bullock of the home; two sons, Richard Quanah Bullock of Sicklerville, N.J., and Towyna Bullock of Henderson; two daughters, Michelle Wright of Henderson and Nakia Bullock of Raleigh; six grandchildren; five sisters, Shirley Allen of Chester, Va., Clementine Fowler and Eunice Thomas, both of Newark, N.J., Mary Scott of Henderson and Thelma Thomas of Durham; and six brothers, Robert Chambers of Philadelphia, Pa., George Thomas of Virginia Beach, Va., Walter Thomas of Townsville, Weldon Thomas of Durham, James Rowland Jr. of Harrisburg, Pa., and William Rowland of Syracuse, N.Y.

The body will be on view at the funeral home today, starting at 11:30 p.m., and at the church one hour before the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Richard Berman Bullock Scholarship Fund. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., and at other times will be at the residence.

Arrangements are by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.

David H. Lemay Sr.

HENDERSON — David Henry Lemay Sr., 58, of 457 Lemay Lane. Henderson, died Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 26, 1954, in Kittrell, to the Late Joseph Nathaniel Lemay and Clara Solomon Lemay.

He was educated in Vance County Public Schools and worked on a farm for most of his life.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 23, 2013, at 1 p.m., in the chapel of Davis-Royster Funeral Service. Interment will follow at Concord Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include: his wife, Margaret Alexander Lemay of Norlina; two daughters, Claralon Lemay Green of Manson and Tiffany Lemay of Warrenton; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren: three sisters: Betty Lemay and Gloria Jean Perry, both of Henderson, and Patricia Lemay Jones of Warrenton; and four brothers: Joseph Lemay, Jerry Lemay, Michael Lemay and Morgan Lemay, all of Henderson.

A viewing will take place today, from noon-6 p.m., at the funeral home.

The family is receiving friends at 215 Lemay Lane, Henderson.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements are by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.

Richard D. Richardson

OXFORD — Richard Dana Richardson, 89, of 4098 Ed Harris Road, Oxford, died Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Universal Health Care of Oxford.

Born in McMalle, Tenn., he was the son of the late Harvey James Richardson and Vera Ewan Richardson.

Richardson was a retired optician. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II. He was of the Baptist faith.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 23, 2013, at 2 p.m., at Flowers Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Ted Anderson.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Mary Ellen Albert Richardson; three daughters, Lisa C. Abdo of Greenville, S.C., Carol C. Liukko of Maneus, Colo., and Beth R. Anderson of Oxford; two sons, David Couts of Brush Creek, Tenn., and Michael Richardson of Greer, S.C.; 18 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Kathleen Richardson.

The family will receive friends at the home, 4098 Ed Harris Road, Oxford.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church, P.O. Box 178, Henderson, NC 27536.

Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.

Joseph M. Sears

KITTRELL — Joseph Malcolm Sears, 68, a resident of Kittrell, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at his home.

Born in Wake County on April 12, 1944, he was the son of the late E.T. “Buss” Sears and Julia Nell Green Sears of Apex. He was a retired command sergeant major with the U.S. Army National Guard, First of the 130th Aviation Battalion. Sears was a member of Zeb Vance Ruritan Club and President of Kerr Lake Ministries. He also was a member of Plank Chapel United Methodist Church, served as Sunday School superintendent and was a member of the Methodist Men.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 24, 2013, at 4 p.m., at Plank Chapel United Methodist Church by Dr. Carolyn Roy and the Rev. Bud Budzinski. Burial with full Military Honors will follow in the church cemetery.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Susan Smith Sears of the home; his daughter, Martha Ann Sears of Selma; his son, Joseph Dudley Sears of Kittrell; two brothers, David Jackson Sears and Alan Thomas Sears, both of Apex; and two granddaughters.

The family will receive friends prior to the service on Sunday, from 2:30-3:30 p.m., at the church. At other times they will be at the home.

Serving as active pall bearers will be members of the Army National Guard Honor Guard. Honorary pall bearers will be the Methodist Men and members of the Zeb Vance Ruritan Club.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kerr Lake Ministries, 3031 Dick Smith Rd., Kittrell, NC 27544.
Arrangements are by J.M. White Funeral Home.

Wilbur Shanks

WARREN COUNTY — Wilbur Shanks died at his home Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in Warren County.
Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.