Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Jan. 12, 2013 @ 09:06 PM

Geoffrey A. Floyd

OXFORD — Geoffrey Allen Floyd died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at his home.

He was a native of Granville County and was the son of the late Eric Zadok and Viola Latta Floyd. Geoffrey was a retired rural mail carrier with the U.S. Postal Service, a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and a member of the National Rural Carrier Association. He was a member of the Oxford United Methodist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Memorial services will be conducted Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at 3 p.m., in the Oxford United Methodist Church by the Rev. David Haley and the Rev. Ernest A. Reavis. The family will receive friends following the services in the church fellowship hall.

Surviving are his wife, Christine Allen Floyd; son, Eric Floyd (Karen) of Kittrell; daughters, Cindy Cash (Joel) of Oxford, Sharon Reavis (Sonny) of Asheville and Angela Parrott (Gary) of Kittrell; grandchildren, Carly Love (Scott), Geoffrey Cash, Sarah Reavis, Stacey Lundy (Kevin), Shannon Parrott, Cody Parrott, Tyler Floyd and Kayley Floyd; and a great-granddaughter, MacKennzie Love.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oxford United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 757, Oxford, NC 27565; or to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, National Headquarters, 3300 East Sunrise Dr., Tucson, AZ 85718.

Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home is assisting the Floyd family. Online memorials at Select obituaries.

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Thomas T. Frazier

HENDERSON — Thomas Theodore Frazier, age 78, a resident of 360 Leon Frazier Road, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at his home.

Son of the late Leon and Rebecca Rose Frazier, he was born in Henderson on March 30, 1934, and grew up on the picturesque Leon Frazier Farm in the Bearpond Community.

Thomas attended Campbell College as well as Wake Forest College. He was one of the first managers of Kwik Pik, a convenience store in Greenville, which originated out of Henderson. Later he managed several family style restaurants in Raleigh.

He and his beloved wife, Ann, moved back to Frazier Farm in 1990 to care for his mother, Rebecca Rose Frazier. He remained in Henderson after her death. He was a member of The First Baptist Church.

Whenever someone was sick or there was a death in the community, he was the first one there with a pan of his hot homemade rolls. He was also known for his wit and humor.

Thomas is survived by his beloved family: wife, Ann; sons, Teddy and Jonathan, and daughter, Amy Sue Narron; and grandchildren, Brittany, Aley, Brooke, Savannah and Jon. He is also survived by his brothers, George of Beaufort and Bill of Raleigh; and sister, Betty Rose Gibbs of Marietta, Ga.; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held in his honor on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at 11 a.m., at The First Baptist Church by Dr. Ron Cava.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church parlor of The First Baptist Church and at other times at the home at 360 Leon Frazier Road.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 75, Henderson, NC 27536 or the American Cancer Society Relay For Life, P.O. Box 914, Henderson, NC 27536.

Arrangements are by J. M. White Funeral Home.

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Margaret S. Hicks Tart

HENDERSON — Mrs. Margaret Schuster Hicks Tart, age 81, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at her home.

Born June 11, 1931, in Warren County, she was the daughter of the late Wade F. Schuster Sr. and Mary Walker Schuster. Mrs. Tart was retired from Roses Stores where she worked in the print shop. She was a member of Marrow’s Chapel United Methodist Church.

A graveside memorial service will be held Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at 3 p.m., by the Rev. Darrel Bowles and the Rev. John Yount at Marrow’s Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Tart is survived by her daughter, Anna Hicks Walker of the home; five sisters, Grace Tingen of Henderson, Lollie Matthews of Oine, Gladys Evans of Henderson, Hazel Lloyd of Henderson and Cheryl King of Warren County; two brothers, Pete Schuster of Warren County and Wade F. Schuster Jr. of Henderson; two granddaughters, Beth Walker and Amanda Walker, both of Henderson; and two step-daughters, Ann Green of Garner and Bess Parham of Henderson.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ralph G. Hicks and Odell Tart; a brother, Buck Schuster; and a step-daughter, Wanda Thomas.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the fellowship hall of Marrow’s Chapel United Methodist Church.

Arrangements are by J.M. White Funeral Home.

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Myrtle V. Allen

TOWNSVILLE — Myrtle Virginia Allen, 75, of New York, N.Y., and formerly of Townsville, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Kings Harbor Care Center, Bronx, N.Y.

Allen was born in Vance County, on Oct. 29, 1937, to the late Ralph Sr. and Harriette Eugena Small. She received her early education in Vance County, and later relocated to New York, N.Y., where she graduated from Julia Richman High School. She was employed with an insurance company in Harlem for several years before leaving. She was a member of Canaan Baptist Church in Harlem, N.Y., and also attended Island Hill Christian Church, Clarksville, Va.

In addition to her parents, Allen was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Allen.

Survivors include two sons, Walter A. Allen and Mark M. Allen, both of New York, N.Y.; one daughter, LaFay N. Allen of Wendell; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, Ralph Small and Dennis Small of North Carolina; two sisters, Mary Frances Terry of New Jersey and Helen Reid of North Carolina; and a vast number of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Allen were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at noon, at Island Hill Christian Church, Clarksville, Va., with the Rev. John Jefferson Sr. officiating. Burial followed in Meadowview Memorial Park, Oxford. A viewing took place Monday, Jan. 8, 2013, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., at the funeral home. The family received friends at the church Tuesday, from 11:30 a.m. until service time.

Arrangements were by C.H. Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Clarksville, Va. Online condolences may be expressed at

Oliver Durham

HENDERSON — Oliver Durham, 73, of 525 Water St., Henderson died, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Maria Parham Medical Center, Henderson.

Arrangements will be announced by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.

Lucy P. Foster

VANCE COUNTY — Lucy Bea Person Foster, 74, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Hillside Nursing Center in Wake Forest.

Foster was born on May 19, 1938, to the late Levin and Hattie Floyd Person. She was educated in the Vance County Public School System. At an early age, she joined Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Kittrell. She later joined concord Missionary Baptist Church and served faithfully until her health declined.

She was employed with the Tom-Togs Clothing Factory in Youngsville, and later Americal Hosiery Mill in Henderson where she retired.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at 1 p.m., at Concord Baptist Church with Pastor Sam E. Blalock officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Survivors include: sons: Shelby Foster, Reginald Foster and Tony Foster; 13 grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Francis Person, Gladys Person and Alice Person; and seven brothers: Nathaniel Floyd, Levin Person, Henderson Person, Cleotha Person, Oscar Person, Willie Person and Walter Person.

Viewing will be today, from 1-6 p.m., at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Online condolences may be expressed at
Arrangements are by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.

Anthony Harris

NEW JERSEY — Anthony Harris, 45, of New Jersey, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Maria Parham Medical Center in Henderson.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announced later by Boyd’s Funeral Services in Warrenton.

Leon B. Perkinson

BUTNER — Leon Burnice Perkinson, 89, a longtime resident of Granville County, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013.

A native of Vance County, he was the son of the late Elisha Oscar and Minnie Susan Ferguson Perkinson. He was a former member of First Baptist Church in Butner, where he was a deacon, treasurer, Sunday School teacher and choir member. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church, Butner Masonic Lodge, and a charter member of the Creedmoor Lodge. He was a member of Granville County Shriners and Amran Temple. After retiring as business manager at John Umstead Hospital in Butner, he became President of South Granville Financial Services.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church in Butner by Rev. Lenny Rogers. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor.

Surviving are his wife, Bess Ruppelt Perkinson of Durham; a son, Randall Wayne Perkinson of Creedmoor; a sister, Laura Frances Wynne of Louisburg; eight grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Carolyn Moseley Perkinson; a son, Roger Perkinson, and a daughter, Patricia Riggsbee.

Visitation will take place Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, from 12:30-2 p.m., at First Baptist Church in Butner.

Online condolences can be made to Select obits.
Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor is assisting the Perkinson family.

Elain C. Perry

VANCE COUNTY — Elain Clark Perry, 53, of 919 Spruce Pine Trail, Durham, died Jan. 5, 2013, at her residence.

She was born in Vance County and the daughter of Morine Terry Clark and the late Alton Louis Clark.

At an early age she joined Oak Level United Church of Christ, and she attended Vance County Public School where she graduated from Vance Senior High School in 1977. Later, she graduated from Augustine College where she majored in Early Childhood Education.

Funeral service will be Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at 1 p.m., at Oak Level United Church of Christ by the Rev. Leon White. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Moses Perry of the home; one son, Johnathan Moses Perry of Durham; her mother, Morine Clark of Manson; one brother, Harvey Louis Clark of Durham; and one sister, Cordelia Thomas of Manson.

Family will receive friends at the resident of Morine Clark, 70 Pettaway Lane, Manson. Body will be on view at the funeral home Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, from 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., and at the church one hour before the service.

Online condolences maybe expressed at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Davis-Royster Funeral Service.

Doris M. Pulley

HENDERSON — Doris Massey Pulley, 78, of 69 Church St., Kittrell, died Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013, at a local nursing home.

Born in Durham County, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence Marion Massey and Ollie Overton Massey. She was the widow of Julian Carr “J.C.” Pulley.

Pulley was a retired manager of the former Baldwin’s Clothing Store. She was a member of Central Baptist Church and the Senior Saints Sunday School Class.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at 3 p.m., at Central Baptist Church conducted by Dr. Bruce Beck. Burial will follow in Union Chapel United Methodist Cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, Bonnie P. Allgood of Kittrell and Susan P. Romnek of Oxford; two sons, Gene Pulley and Steve Pulley, both of Kittrell; one brother, William “Sonny” Massey of Warrenton; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends today, from 7-8:30 p.m., at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home of Eddie and Bonnie Allgood, 1110 Dick Smith Road, Kittrell.

Serving as active pallbearers will be Eric Pulley, Ben Norwood, Chris Pulley, Joel Stone, Tony Norwood and Mike Overton.

Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.

Margie W. Shearin

LEXINGTON, Mass. — Margie Wyatt Shearin of Lexington, Mass., died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at the age of 81.

Survivors include four daughters, Sybil Shearin of Boston, Mass., and Sharon Wimer, Peggie Wrenn and Mona Wrenn, all of North Carolina; sons, Eddie Wrenn and Bradford Wrenn, both of North Carolina; one grandson; and a brother, William Wyatt of Connecticut. Her husband, Calvin Shearin, preceded her in death.

Visiting hours will be at Brown-Flaherty Funeral Home, 261 Washington St., Union Square, Somerville, Mass., on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, from noon-2 p.m. A memorial service will be celebrated at 2 p.m.

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