Tuesday, June 24, 2014
HENDERSON — Carl “Red” Neal, 82, a resident of 1816 S. Clearview Drive, died Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Magnolia Gardens of Warrenton.
Born Aug. 7, 1931, in Vance County, he was the son of the late Walter Carl Neal and Ora Hansford Neal.
Red was a retired mason foreman at Johnson Block and Concrete Co. He served in the U.S. Merchant Marines and the North Carolina National Guard. Red was a race car driver in the early era of NASCAR. He also worked at the old skating rink where he was a professional skater, which led to the meeting of his wife. He went on to play professional roller hockey.
He was the oldest living member of Harriett Baptist Church, where he was a former deacon, Sunday school teacher, choir member, youth leader and had served on many various committees at the church.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Harriett Baptist Church by the Rev. Will Breedlove and the Rev. Jake Roberson. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens.
He is survived by one daughter, Elaine Neal Medlin and husband Charles of Henderson; one son, Gregory Carl Neal and wife Tracy of Oxford; two grandsons, Brian Kristopher Neal and wife Ruby of Raleigh and Charles Ryan Medlin of Henderson; one granddaughter, Christian Medlin Wirtz and husband Brandon of Henderson; and two great-grandchildren, Taylin Medlin and Gabriel Wirtz.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 55 years, Peggy Duke Neal.
The family will receive friends tonight, June 24, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at J.M. White Funeral Home. At other times, they will be at his home at 1816 S. Clearview Drive.
Pallbearers will be Chris Ayscue, Mike Riggan, Lawrence Hilliard, Curtis Johnson, Wayne Schuster and Garrett Barneycastel.
Arrangements are by J.M. White Funeral Home.
WAKE FOREST — Samuel Bass, 69, of 404 E. Perry Ave., Wake Forest, died Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Wake Medical Center.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, at Oak Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. Ray Allsberry. Interment with military rites will follow at the church cemetery.
Viewing will be today, June 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Betts & Son Funeral Home and at other times at 224 Greenforest Drive, Oxford.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, at the funeral home.
Arrangements are by Betts & Son Funeral Home, which accepts online condolences at bettsandsonfuneralhome.com.
John H. Bullock Jr.
CREEDMOOR — John Harold Bullock, 77, died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Duke University Medical Center in Durham.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, at Bullock United Methodist Church by the Rev. Brock Meyer. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Flowers are accepted, or memorials may be made to Bullock United Methodist Church, care of Joel Cross, 701 Forrest Lane, Creedmoor, NC 27522.
Visitation is tonight, June 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and at other times at the home.
Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home, which accepts online condolences at eakesfuneralhome.com.
WARRENTON — Charles Cooper, 67, of Warrenton, died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Maria Parham Medical Center.
Arrangements will be announced by Boyd’s Funeral Services in Warrenton.
Louise B. Grissom
HENDERSON — Louise Boone Grissom, 94, of the Epsom community, died Monday, June 23, 2014.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 26, at Liberty Christian Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home of Pam and Phil Grissom, 32 Walter Bowen Road, Henderson.
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.
Patricia B. Kearney
HENDERSON — Patricia Bonita Kearney. 50, of 507 Foxborough Lane, died Friday, June 20, 2014, at her home.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today, June 24, at Progressive Faith Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Hosie Starr. Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery.
Viewing will be at the church one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements are by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.