Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sep. 02, 2014 @ 10:59 AM

Jessie H. McFarland

HENDERSON — Jessie Dale Hamlet McFarland, 87, formerly of Buckhorn Street, Henderson, N.C., died Saturday, August 30, 2014, at Maria Parham Medical Center.

Born in Vance County, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Edward and Lilla Denson Hamlet. She was the widow of Thomas Lellum McFarland.

Mrs. McFarland was a retired Payroll Bookkeeper at Perfect Packed Pickles and William L. Stark, CPA. She was a member of West End Baptist Church, the Loyalty Sunday School Class, the Annie Faulkner Circle, and was a former Choir member. She was a charter member of the Henderson Women of the Moose. She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing Bingo.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at 11 a.m., at West End Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Ralph McGowan. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens.

Surviving are two daughters, Laura Hunt Hedrick and Donna Leigh Hunt, both of Henderson, and one granddaughter, Jessica Brown Carroll of Roxboro, N.C. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Holmes Newton and Cora Adeline Dickerson.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, from 10 to 11 a.m., at West End Baptist Church. All other times, they will be at the home of Laura Hedrick, 916 Buckhorn St., Henderson.

Serving as active pallbearers will be Jamie Hunt, Sam Harper, Bruce Stainback, Jerry A. Ayscue, Jimmy Ayscue, Pete O’Geary, Perry Foster, Ray Alderman, Bob Flowers, Bill Overby, Jerry Parrish, and Clyde Wilson. The Loyalty Sunday School Class, the Annie Faulkner Circle, and the Women of the Moose will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to West End Baptist Church, Choir Fund, 619 Dabney Drive, Henderson, NC 27536.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff of Kerr Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their care over the past two and half years.

Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.

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Grace E. Hershman

HENDERSON — Grace Edwards Hershman, 97, of 1031 Bearpond Road, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Elmwood Cemetery by the Rev.Tammy Ayscue.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

Arrangements are by J. M. White Funeral Home.