Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Apr. 22, 2013 @ 08:11 PM

Janie Dickerson

LINCOLN, Ill. — Janie Dickerson of Lincoln, Ill., formerly of O’Fallon, Ill., died Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at The Christian Village in Lincoln, Ill.

Mrs. Dickerson, née Gilliland, was born in Macon on June 2, 1920. She attended Meredith College in Raleigh. She was a retired elementary and junior high school teacher, having taught 43 years, 25 in North Carolina and 18 in O’Fallon, Ill. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of O’Fallon, the St. Clair County Retired Teachers Association, and formerly served on the O’Fallon Planning Commission.

Mrs. Dickerson was preceded in death by her husband, William M. Dickerson Sr.; parents, Lucie Shearin and James H. Gilliland; twin brother, James D. Gilliland; and sister, Virginia G. Bailey.

Surviving are her son, William M. (Janice) Dickerson of Lincoln, Ill., granddaughter, Phyllis Ann (Tom) Heleniak of Gilberts, Ill., great-grandson Rowan W. Heleniak; nephew, Roy Bailey of Buckingham, Va., niece, Carol Peterson of Albuquerque, N.M.; cousins, Betty Jean G. Woodruff of North Carolina and Maynard Haithcock of Virginia; one great-niece; and one great-nephew.

Memorials may be made to The Christian Village, 1507 Seventh St., Lincoln, IL 62656; or First United Methodist Church, 504 E. Hwy. 50, O’Fallon, IL 62269. Expressions of sympathy may be made at schildknechtfh.com.

Visitation will be held Saturday, May 4, 2013, from 10-11 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church in O’Fallon. A memorial service will be held May 4, 2013, at 11 a.m., at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ron Dickinson officiating.
A private burial will be held at O’Fallon City Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Schildknecht Funeral Home and Cremation Services, O’Fallon, Ill.

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William L. Fleming Jr.

HENDERSON — William Lewis “Bill” Fleming Jr., died Saturday, April 20, 2013.

Born in Vance County on August 21, 1936, he was the son of the late William L. Fleming and Elsie Aycock Fleming. Bill graduated from Duke University in 1958, and was a life member of the Iron Dukes. He was the former owner of Henderson Fruit & Produce Co., Inc. He served on the Vance County Board of Commissioners for 20 years, where he was chairman in 1988, 1992 and 1997. Since his retirement, he often co-hosted Town Talk and Sports Talk on WIZS Radio. He was a member of Shocco United Methodist Church in Vicksboro.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jane Link Fleming of the home; three daughters, Angel Lynne Fleming and husband, Robert Biswas, of Miami, Fla.; Dawn Fleming McDonald and husband, Michael of Goldsboro, and April Fleming Starling and husband, David of New York, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Harper Biswas, Lila Biswas, Will McDonald and Eyler Starling.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the Fellowship Hall of Shocco United Methodist Church and at other times at the home on Beechwood Trail in Henderson.

A memorial service will be held today, at 11 a.m., at Shocco United Methodist Church by the Rev. Eric R. Schubert and the Rev. Dr. Ronald S. Cava. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Adcock, Julius Banzet III, Thomas Buchanan Sr., Dr. Rodwell Drake, Lacy Fleming, Merle Fleming, Robert E. Fleming, Robert F. Fleming, Johnnie Haithcock, Tom Hannon, John Link, Dr. Richard Noel, Dr. Beverly Tucker and Charles White.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Vance County Relay For Life, P.O. Box 914, Henderson, NC 27536.

Arrangements are by J. M. White Funeral Home.

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Deborah G. Twisdale

TOWNSVILLE — Deborah Guinn Twisdale, age 60, a resident of 15255 N.C. 39 North, died Sunday, April 21, 2013, at her home.

Born in Annapolis, Md., on May 6, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Aaron Cecil Guinn and Anita Tyler Twisdale. She was a retired co-founder of Area Hearing Center on Dabney Drive, having retired in 2012. Deborah was a member of Tabernacle United Methodist Church.

A memorial service will be held today, at 3 p.m., at Tabernacle United Methodist Church by the Rev. Kathryn Johnson and the Rev. Henry Lovelace.

She is survived by her husband, Norwood D. Twisdale Jr. of the home; one daughter, Heather Twisdale of Alexandria, Va.; one son, Jacob Twisdale and wife, Amanda of Townsville; one sister, Jeanette Trader of Colonial Heights, Va; and one grandson, Evan D. Beaudet of Townsville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Joan Deets.

The family will receive friends today, immediately following the service in the Fellowship Hall of Tabernacle United Methodist Church. At other times they will be at the home in Townsville.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that memorial contributions be made to the Vance County Relay For Life, P. O. Box 914, Henderson, NC 27536.

Arrangements are by J. M. White Funeral Home.

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Lawrence C. Twisdale Sr.

HENDERSON — Lawrence Clifton Twisdale Sr., age 86, a resident of 1551 Oakdale Circle, Henderson, died Sunday, April 21, 2013, at his home.

Born in Mecklenburg Co., Va., he was the son of the late James Coleman Twisdale and Rose Lambert Twisdale. Lawrence was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II. He was retired from Vance Construction Company and was a member of the former Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Graveside services with Military Honors will be held Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at 2 p.m., at Sunset Gardens by the Rev. Marshall Neathery.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah West Twisdale of the home; two daughters, Annette T. Munn and Tammy T. Bliss of Henderson; two sons, James Douglas Twisdale of Oxford and Lawrence Clifton Twisdale Jr. of Raleigh; one brother, Stanley L. Twisdale of Bullock; and eight grandchildren, Jessica Twisdale, Christopher Munn, Ashley Faulkner, Laura Twisdale, Justin Munn, Dylan Bowen, Jacob Bliss and Allie Rose Bliss. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, James Coleman Twisdale and Billy Twisdale.

The family will receive friends at the home of Wade and Tammy Bliss, 1812 Lynne Ave., Henderson.

Arrangements are by J. M. White Funeral Home.

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John Andrews

WARRENTON — John Andrews of Warrenton died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at his home.

Andrews was born May 31, 1923, to the late John and Blanche L. Sobczak. He was a U.S. Army veteran during World War II and was stationed in China and India installing roads, telephone lines and pipelines. After he was discharged, he studied at New York University, graduating with a degree in industrial engineering.

In 1951, he married Helen Blanche in Independence, Va. In 1959, they moved to Warrenton where he was plant manager for Carolina Sportswear for 29 years. He was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Warrenton Lion’s Club and an avid golfer at Warrenton Golf Club. His hobbies also included collecting model trains, videographing events and collecting beer cans, for which he was featured in the Tar Heel Traveler on WRAL.

A memorial service will be held today, at 11 a.m., at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. Visitation will follow the service in the fellowship hall.

In addition to his wife of 62 years, survivors include: daughter, April of Warrenton, five sons: Garry of Pulaski, Jay of Henderson, Jeff of Warrenton, Don Andrews and Ray Andrews; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Lakeland Theatre, P.O. Box 130, Littleton, NC 27850; or the Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 210 N. Main Street, P.O. Box 614, Warrenton, NC 27589.

Online condolences may be made at blaylockfh.com.


Mary Bobbitt

HENDERSON — Mary Bobbitt, 89, died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Kerr lake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Henderson.

The family will receive friends at the residence of the Rev. and Mrs. Otha Wimbush, 230 Turner Ave., Henderson.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.


Annie B. Bush

MANSON — Annie B. Bush, 100, of 1551 Wilson Brothers Road in Manson, died Monday, April 22, 2013, at her residence.

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

Jane C. Carter

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Jane Clegg Carter, age 92, a resident of Bringtonwood Nursing Home, died Sunday, April 21, 2013.

Born on Sept. 16, 1920, in Vance County, she was the daughter of the late Clement Dean Carter and Mary Clegg Goodrich Carter. She was retired from the United States Government.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at 11 a.m., at Elmwood Cemetery by the Rev. Cathy Hoyle.

Survivors include: one brother, Dean Carter of Blacksburg, Va. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her twin sister, Mary Arrington Carter Thurston.

The family will receive friends following the service at Elmwood Cemetery.

Arrangements are by J. M. White Funeral Home of Henderson.


James Guess Jr.

CHAPEL HILL — James Guess Jr., 54, a resident of 213 Maple Drive, Oxford, died Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at UNC Hospital.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 27, 2013, at 2 p.m., in the Betts & Son Funeral Home Chapel.

Arrangements are by Betts and Son Funeral Home in Oxford.


Fred W. Jackson Jr.

HENDERSON — Fred Washington “Freddie” Jackson Jr., 67, of 201 N. Rose St., Apt. 5F, Norlina, died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Maria Parham Medical Center in Henderson.

Born in Vance County, he was the son of the late Fred Washington Jackson Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Bowden Jackson.

Jackson was a retired carpenter. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

No services are currently planned.

Surviving are a daughter, Kimberly J. Mustian of Henderson; a son, Michael Jackson of Norlina; a sister, Rose Boyd of Smithfield; and one grandchild.

The family will receive friends at the home of his daughter, Kimberly J. Mustian, 4430 Vicksboro Road, Henderson.

Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.


James D. Mink

OXFORD — James Dale Mink, died Saturday, April 20, 2013.

He was born Nov. 22, 1943, in Baltimore, Md., and was the son of the late James Cecil and Audrey Taylor Mink.

Mink grew up most of his life in Pulaski, Va. He was an insurance broker, a veteran of the U.S. Army, a Mason and a member of Trinity Chapel Methodist Church in Pulaski, Va.

Memorial services will be conducted Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at 2 p.m., in Salem United Methodist Church by the Rev. Alan P. Felton. The family will receive friends from, 1-2 p.m., prior to the services in the fellowship hall of the church.

Survivors include a daughter, Sabrina M. DeVincenzo of Baltimore, Md.; brother, Arnold Eugene Mink of Blacksburg, Va.; sisters, Delores Y. Mink of Luray, Va., Sandra M. Graham of Pulaski, Va., Rebecca T. Newberry of Kernersville and Sue T. Somers of Luray, Va.; and one grandson.

Burial services with Military Rites will be held on Friday, April 26, 2013, at 2 p.m., in the Southeastern Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Dublin, Va.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Salem United Methodist Church, c/o Phyllis Stark, 6639 Horner Siding Rd., Oxford, NC 27565; or to a charity of one’s choice.

The Mink family is under the care of Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral in Oxford. Online memorials made at hallwynne.com. Select obituaries.

Travis N. Orr

HENDERSON — Travis Newcomb Orr, 66, of 516 Glenn St., Henderson, died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro.

Born in Vance County, he was the son of the late Henry Andrew Orr Sr. and Carrie Robinson Orr.

Orr was a former employee of Laurens Glass Inc. and the Holiday Inn.

He retired as a manager at Econo Lodge.

A graveside funeral service will be held today, at 11 a.m., at Sunset Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Jeff Prewer.

Surviving are four sisters, Margaret O. Snead of Austintown, Ohio, and Phyllis O. Wingo, Elizabeth O. Thomas and Peggy O. Stokes, all of Henderson; and two brothers, James Melvin Orr and Gerald Ray Orr, both of Henderson. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Bessie O. Baggett and Helen M. Orr; and a brother, Henry A. Orr Jr.
The family will receive friends at the home.

Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.

Margaretta I. Perry

WARRENTON — Margaretta Isabell Perry died Tuesday, April 16, 2013.

The daughter of the late King A. Perry Sr., and Geneva Bell Green, she was born March 30, 1910, in Franklin County.

At an early age, she accepted Christ and joined Greenwood Baptist Church.

Margaret, as she was affectionately known, spent most of her life in New York City. She returned to her native North Carolina in 1998.

She later joined LaGree Baptist Church in New York. At LaGree Baptist Church, she was a deaconess, and served on the missionary board. She was also a member of the Elk Lodge.

She was employed as a home health aide for many years. Upon retirement, she continued her counsel to many.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at 11 a.m., at the Greenwood Baptist Church. The pastor, the Rev. Eddie W. Lawrence, will deliver the eulogy. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Survivors include: her children, Florine Davis and Marguerite Aston, both of Warrenton; six grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great-grandchildren.

Her body may be viewed today, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., in the R.H. Greene Funeral Home Chapel; and at the church one hour prior to the service.

Arrangements are by R.H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton.


Stephen H. Satterwhite

OXFORD — Stephen Henry Satterwhite, 73, a longtime resident of Granville County, died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at his home.

A native of Granville County, the son of the late Willie Lee and Minnie Lee Tunstall Satterwhite. He attended Stem High School, served as a military police officer in the army, retired from CertainTeed, and was a member and former deacon of Providence Baptist Church where he taught Sunday school for several years.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at 2 p.m., at Providence Baptist Church by Dr. Randy Pittman. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Ruth Huff Satterwhite of the home; a daughter, Cindy S. Blackburn; three sons, Joey W. Satterwhite, Stephen H. Satterwhite Jr. and Donald E. Satterwhite; a brother, Julian Lee Satterwhite; three granddaughters; three grandsons; a great-granddaughter; and a great-grandson; all of Oxford. He was preceded in death by a grandson, David Michael Blackburn; and two sisters, Frances S. Hall and June S. Stanley.
Flowers will be accepted and memorials may be made to Providence Baptist Church, c/o Patsy Milton, 2792 Hallie Burnette Road, Oxford, NC 27565.

Visitation was held Monday, April 22, 2013, from 7-8:30 p.m., at the Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford and will take place at other times at the home.

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

Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford is assisting the Satterwhite family.


James L. Smith

SWANSBORO — James Lewis Smith, 71, a former resident of Butner, died Sunday, April 21, 2013, at his home in Swansboro.

A native of Harnett County, the son of the late Howard Leaven and Lucy Johnson Smith. He was a member of Northeast Primitive Baptist Church in Jacksonville, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, worked at ABF Freight, and was owner/operator of Butner Florist, Butner Garden Center and Butner Jewelry.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at 2 p.m., at Butner Presbyterian Church in Butner by the Rev. Dave Vellenga and the Rev. Lenny Rogers. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor.

Survivors include: his wife, Patricia D. Smith of Swansboro, a son, James Lewis Smith II of Creedmoor; a brother, Eddie L. Smith of Chesapeake, Va., three grandchildren, Megan Ganzert, Courtney Smith and Jay Smith; and a great-grandson, Miles Lewis Ganzert. He was preceded in death by a sister, JoAnn Smith; and one great-grandson.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Northeast Primitive Baptist Church in Jacksonville.

Visitation will take place from Tuesday, April 23, 2013, from 7-8:30 p.m., at the Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and at other times at the home of his son.

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

Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor is assisting the Smith family.