Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Pamela K. Pendergrass
KITTRELL — Pamela Kay Pendergrass, age 44, a resident of 1717 U.S. 1 South, died Monday, June 10, 2013, at the home of her mother.
Born on Jan. 15, 1969, in Vance County, she was the daughter of Katie Stallings Hite of Kittrell and Larry Wayne Pendergrass of Kittrell. She attended South Henderson Pentecostal Holiness Church, and was a medical assistant at Triangle Orthopedics in Oxford.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 13, 2013, at 11 a.m., at South Henderson Pentecostal Holiness Church by the Rev. Frank Sossamon. Burial will follow in the Middleburg Cemetery.
She is survived by the world’s greatest mother, Katie Hite of Kittrell; the best sister, Kim P. Franklin and husband, Kevin, of Rocky Ford; her paternal grandmother, Shirley Pendergrass of Rocky Ford; one niece, Vanessa Hedgepeth; one great-nephew, Hunter Ray; four godchildren, Katelann Stanton, Nikki Henderson, Breana Chavis and Kaelyn Chavis; and her companions, Babe, Lucy and Susie. She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Oscar “Pop” Hite; one brother, Larry Wayne Pendergrass Jr.; and her adopted brother, Justin Alexander.
The family will receive friends tonight, June 12, 2013, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at J.M. White Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home of her mother, Katie Hite at 1735 U.S. 1 South in the Kittrell Community.
Serving as active pallbearers will be Eddie Shearin, Tim Pendergrass, Luke Pendergrass, Dalton Pendergrass, Jimmy Goodson, Charles Holtzman, Capers Pendergrass and Jay Ellis.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be employees of Triangle Orthopedics.
Arrangements are by J.M. White Funeral Home.
Betty H. Blackwell
OXFORD — Betty Jane Holder Blackwell died at Brantwood Nursing Home on June 10, 2013.
She was born in Easley, S.C., on Dec. 10, 1927, to the late Minna Laboone and Ernest Perry Holder and grew up in Liberty, S.C. She was the granddaughter of the late Stella Wyatt and Will Laboone (formerly LaBoon/LeBon family of Rochefort, France). She graduated from the Atlanta School for Business and later attended Anderson College. During her first marriage, she and her family lived in Anderson, S.C., where she was active in the Trinity Methodist Church as well as several community organizations.
Betty moved to Oxford with her family in 1963 and joined the Oxford Methodist Church, where she was active for many years. Betty especially loved gardening and cooking. She will be remembered for her holiday treats, which she shared with family and close friends, especially her corn pudding, coconut cake and fig preserves.
Betty was preceded in death by her second husband, David H. Stallings; daughter, Fae; and brother, William “Bill” Holder. She is survived by a daughter, Dianne Davidian and husband, Vartan; step-grandson, V.A. Davidian III and wife, Heidi; step-great-grandchildren, Pierce and Isabel; sisters Estelle Lambert and husband Tom, and JoAnn Miller; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held in Oxford on Thursday, June 13, 2013, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home.
A private service with interment will be held Friday, June 14, 2013, at Hillcrest Memorial Park Mausoleum, Pickens, S.C.
The family would like to thank many caregivers and staff for their care and compassion over the last year: Dr. Mike Mahan and Dr. Andrew Stock and their staff; Whitmore Retirement Center; Granville Medical Center; and Brantwood Nursing Home, and Silver Ragland and Linda Davis.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any contributions be made to The Healing Place of Wake County (Healing Place for Women) or Oxford Methodist Church.
Arrangements are by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home, 503 College St., Oxford.
James E. Lassiter Sr.
HENDERSON — James Elvin Lassiter Sr., 84, of 1803 N.C. 39 South, Henderson, died Monday, June 10, 2013, at a local nursing home.
Born in Vance County, he was the son of the late Melville Gray Lassiter and Josie Grissom Lassiter. He was the widower of Mary Louise Clark Lassiter.
Mr. Lassiter was a retired employee of Greystone Concrete Products Inc. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion and Blessed Hope Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 13, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Blessed Hope Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. Donald A. Perkinson. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens.
Surviving are three sons, James E. “Jimmy” Lassiter Jr. and wife, Darlene, of Henderson, Mark Lassiter and wife, Billie Jo, of Warrenton, and Greg Lassiter and wife, Mary Ann, of Henderson; a sister, Josephine L. Langley and husband, Leon, of Henderson; a brother, Melville Lassiter of Henderson; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Newcomb, Dennis Lassiter, Jessica Elliott, Dustin Bolton, Kelly Tharrington, Joshua Tharrington and Taylor Tharrington; and one great-grandson, Aiden Elliott.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Virgie Faulkner and Elizabeth Perkinson; and a brother, Eugene Lassiter.
The family will receive friends today, June 12, 2013, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home, 1803 N.C. 39 South, Henderson.
The deacons of Blessed Hope Baptist Church will serve as active pallbearers.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Blessed Hope Baptist Church, 741 Dabney Road, Henderson, NC 27537.
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.
Dorothy W. Tillotson
HENDERSON — Dorothy Williamson Tillotson, 88, of 880 Coble Blvd., Apt. 11, Henderson, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Maria Parham Medical Center in Henderson.
Born in Vance County, she was the daughter of the late Richard Dorsey Williamson and Amy Hedgepeth Williamson.
She was the widow of Milton Thomas “M.T.” Tillotson.
Mrs. Tillotson was a retired employee of Continental Hosiery Mill, Inc. She was a member of Island Creek Baptist Church.
A graveside funeral service will be held Thursday, June 13, 2013, at 3 p.m., at Sunset Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Robert Greene Jr.
Surviving is one sister, Marie W. Adcock of Henderson.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Jean Williamson, Myrtle Matthews and Evelyn Brame; and five brothers, John Thomas Williamson, Millard Williamson, Wilbur Williamson, Carl Williamson and Ray Williamson.
The family will receive friends today, June 12, 2013, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Flowers Funeral Home.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the church or charity of one’s choice.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to her caregivers, Peggy Gupton, Carol Roberts, Mandy Abbott and Bonnie Newman.
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.
Rosa O. Daye
KITTRELL — Rosa Owens Daye, 88, of 798 Kittrell College Road, Kittrell, died Monday, June 10, 2013, at Brantwwood Nursing Center of Oxford.
The family will receive friends at the residence.
Arrangements will be announced by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.
OXFORD — Connell Downey, 61, a resident of 106 Knowles St., Oxford, died Sunday, June 9, 2013, at his home.
A funeral will be held Saturday, June 15, 2013, at 2 p.m., at St. Matthews Baptist Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, June 14, 2013, at the funeral home.
The family will receive friends at 8150 Charlie Stovall Road, Oxford.
Services are by Betts & Son Funeral Home, which accepts online condolences at bettsandsonfuneralhome.com.
Gerald L. Wells
HENDERSON — Gerald Lance Wells, 58, of 180 Twelve Oaks Lane, Henderson, died Monday, June 10, 2013, at his home.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Flowers Funeral Home.