Friday, May 17, 2013

May. 17, 2013 @ 07:09 PM

Annie M. Clark

OXFORD — Annie Mae Clark, 91, died Tuesday, May 14, 2013.

She was the daughter of the late Graham B. and Ruby Hart Currin, and the widow of Hammie B. Clark.  She was a retired LPN at Granville Hospital and Murdock Center in Butner; a member of Oxford Baptist Church; active in Women on Missions and Meals on Wheels; and a friend to all.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2013, at Oxford Baptist Church, by Dr. J Steven Bolton. Burial will follow in Nelson Baptist Church Cemetery, Nelson, Va.

Surviving are her four grandchildren, Vincent Clark (Kerry) and Frances Clark, both of Newark, Del., and Scott Willoughby and Chris Willoughby, both of Columbia, S.C.; her two great-grandchildren, Graham Thomas Clark and Sophia Clark of Newark, Del.; her sister, Lelia C. Blackwell (A.D.) of Oxford; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased in death by a daughter, Ruby Willoughby; a son, Graham B. Clark; three brothers, Graham Currin, Buster Currin and Hillman Currin; and two sisters, Thelma Hughes and Elizabeth Wilkinson.

Memorials may be made to Oxford Baptist Church, PO Box 398, Oxford, NC 27565.

The family will receive friends from 9:30-11 a.m., today in the church living center.

Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home is assisting the Clark family.

Paid Obituary

Estelle A. O’Brian

OXFORD — Estelle Averette O’Brian, 84, a resident of Range Road, Rougemont, died Wednesday, May 15, 2013.

A native of Granville County and the widow of the late Clarence Beam “Bunny” O’Brian, whom she was married to for 45 years. She was the daughter of the late Macon William Averett I and Clara Samuel Daniel. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, a long time member of the church choir and a long time Sunday school teacher of older pre-school children and was a homemaker.

Estelle graduated from Berea High School in the last class with 11 grades in 1945. She attended Campbell College and East Carolina University.

Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church by the Rev. Keith Williams. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be private.

Surviving are a son, Samuel A. O’Brian and wife, Teresa, of Rougemont; five grandchildren, Melissa Tignor, Samuel Beam O’Brian, Matthew O’Brian, Ramona Sherman and Thomas G. Sherman Jr.; two sisters, Helen A. Daniel of Rougemont and Edna A. Robinson of Fuquay-Varina; one brother, Macon William Averette II; and three great-grandchildren, Heilay, J.D. and Stephan Tignor. She was preceded in death by a son, C. Michael O’Brian; daughter, Barbara O’Brian Sherman; and brother, Frank Jefferson Averette.

Flowers are accepted or memorials can be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 1171 N.C. 158, Oxford, NC 27565. Online memorials may be viewed at hallwynne.com. Select obituaries.

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

Paid Obituary


Milo Alexander

WISE — Milo Alexander, 90, of Wise, died Monday, May 13, 2013, at Warren Hills Nursing Facility in Warrenton.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 18, 2013, at 1 p.m., at Locust Grove Baptist Church in Wise. The Rev. Kenneth Alexander will officiate and burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Survivors include: seven daughters, Mildred Talley of Richmond, Va., Trucilla Montgomery and Dianne Alexander, both of Bronx, N.Y., Carolyn Evans, Theo Williams and Annette Alexander, all of Wise, and Ronnie Lee of Seaboard; six sons, James Alexander of Richmond, Va., Milo Alexander of Bronx, N.Y., Donnie Alexander of Wise, Bobby Gene Alexander of Wise, Leo and Leon Alexander, both of Rolesville; 35 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five sisters, Cleo Harris and Naomi Johnson, both of Wise, and Mozel Hill, Margaret Crouch and Juanita Jones, all of Toledo, Ohio; and one brother, William Alexander (Maxine) of Toledo, Ohio.

The body will be on view Friday, May 17, 2013, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., at Boyd’s Funeral Services Chapel in Warrenton.

Professional services are by Boyd’s Funeral Services in Warrenton.


Elmo L. Brogden

CREEDMOOR — Elmo Lee Brogden, 77, a longtime resident of Granville County, died Thursday, May 16, 2013, at the home of his son.

A native of Granville County, he was the son of the late Tom and Beulah Keith Brogden. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church, farmed most of his life and took great interest in his squirrel dogs.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Fellowship Baptist Church, off N.C. 50 in Creedmoor, by the Rev. Tom Lamm. Burial will be in the Cannady-Brogden Family Cemetery located at 15125 Old Fellowship Road, Creedmoor, across from the home place.

Survivors include: two daughters, Angelia B. Blalock of Stem and Dottie B. Pabon’ of Fayetteville; two sons, Ronnie L. Brogden of Creedmoor, W. “Brent” Brogden of Creedmoor, three sisters, Mildred B. Newcomb and Mary Elizabeth B. Mitchell of Durham, Delores Faye B. Harmon of Creedmoor, four brothers, Thomas Brogden of Durham, Paul Brogden and Clyde Gene Brogden of Creedmoor, Joe Earl Brogden of Wake Forest; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Those who preceded him in death include: a sister, Ethel B. Crews; and two brothers, Kenny and Morris Brogden.

Visitation will take place today, from 6-8:30 p.m., at the Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and at other times at the home of his son, Brent Brogden.

Online condolences can be made to eakesfuneralhome.com. Select obits.

Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor is assisting the Brogden family.


Charlie S. Malone

HENDERSON — Charlie Sidney Malone died Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Maria Parham Medical Center in Henderson.

He was born Aug. 8, 1927, to the late Charlie and Juanita Cannady Malone in Franklin County. He attended Vance County Schools and, at an early age, joined Concord Missionary Baptist Church in Kittrell, where he was an usher, a member of the male choir and the Laymen League until his health failed. He was an active Bible study and Sunday School member. He was employed with the former Falkner Building Supply and retired from Greystone Concrete Company.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Walter, Andrew, Willie, Fred and James.

Surviving are one daughter, Dianna Lindsey of California; four sisters, Margaret Williams, Mary Branch, Metrice Blacknall and Lula Allen; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, May 20, 2013, at 11 a.m., at Concord Baptist Church, with the Rev. S.E. Blalock officiating, and interment will follow in the church cemetery. The body will be on view at the church one hour prior to the service.

The family will receive friends at 1702 Raleigh Road, Henderson, and viewing will take place Sunday, May 19, 2013, from 2-7 p.m, at E.C. Terry’s Funeral Chapel. Pallbearers will be nephews and floral bearers will be nieces.

Arrangements are by E.C. Terry’s Funeral and Cremation Services. Email condolences to ectmort@yahoo.com.


Robert W. Royster

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Robert W. Royster, 88, a resident of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C., died Sunday, May 12, 2013.

He was the son of the late John Henry and Lillie Burwell Royster. He was a World War II veteran, retiring from the military in 1968. Even after retirement, he remained active in various military functions.

Burial will take place Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.


Charlotte E. Spence

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Charlotte E. Spence, 89, a resident of 2801 14th St. N.W., died Thursday, May 9, 2013, at her home.

She was the daughter of the late Ed Thomas and Margaret T. Green.

She is survived by three sons, Larry Eaton Sr. of Oxford, Carlos Thomas of Washington, D.C., and Ronnie Evans, Jacksonville, Fla.; one daughter, Terniva Eavans, Washington, D.C.; one sister, Lucille Tucker, Americus, Ga.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, May 20, 2013, at 10 a.m., at Lincoln Memorial Park, 4001 Suitland Road, Suitland, Md.

Local announcements are by Wright Funeral Home.