Saturday, February 2, 2013

Feb. 01, 2013 @ 08:33 PM

Roy H. Ayscue Jr.

HENDERSON — Roy Herbert “R.H.” Ayscue Jr., 92, of 1216 Hargrove St., Henderson, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Granville Medical Center in Oxford.

Born in Franklin County, he was the son of the late Roy Herbert Ayscue Sr. and Ella Mae Lassiter Ayscue.

Mr. Ayscue retired after 47 years as owner and operator of Com-fo Hosiery Mills Inc. Raised in the Epsom Community, he was a graduate of Epsom High School and Henderson Business College. He was a U.S. Marine Corp. Veteran of World War II. He was a member of West End Baptist Church and the Pulliam Cothran Sunday School Class.

Funeral services will be held today, at 3 p.m., at West End Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Ralph McGowan. A private burial will follow in Sunset Gardens.

Surviving are his wife of 72 years, Charlotte Knight Ayscue; a daughter, Judy Ayscue Stafford and husband, Thomas, of Raleigh; a son, Jerry Arnold Ayscue and wife, Joan, of Henderson; a granddaughter, Audra S. DeYoung and husband, Darren, of Charlotte; four grandsons, Kelly Stafford and wife, Renee, of Greensboro, and Jerry “Jay” Ayscue Jr. and wife, Angie, Justin Ayscue and wife, Amy, and Jeff Ayscue and wife, Cyndi, all of Henderson; and nine great-grandchildren, Natalie DeYoung, Ashleigh DeYoung, Reilly Stafford, Thomas Stafford, Katie Ayscue, Emily Ayscue, Josh Ayscue, Megan Ayscue and Ethan Ayscue. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Virgie A. Stainback, Madolyn A. Dunn and Grace A. Breeden; and two brothers, Harold Ayscue and Ray Ayscue.

The family will receive friends today, from 1:30-3 p.m., in the fellowship hall at West End Baptist Church. All other times, they will be at the home, 1216 Hargrove St., Henderson.

Serving as active pallbearers will be Jay Ayscue Jr., Justin Ayscue, Jeff Ayscue, Kelly Stafford, Darren DeYoung, Billy Knight, Sonny Ayscue and Chester Roberson. The Pulliam Cothran Sunday School Class will serve as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West End Baptist Church, Bus Fund, 619 Dabney Drive, Henderson, NC 27536.

Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.

Paid Obituary

Janie H. Brame

HENDERSON — Janie Harper Brame, age 89, a resident of Kerr Lake Nursing & Rehab, and a former resident of Willowood Drive, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013.

Born in Nash County on Aug. 19, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Russell Harper and Lessie Wilson Harper. She was a former sales clerk at J. C. Penney Co. and the former Faulkner Building & Supply Co. She was a member of West End Baptist Church, the Open Door Sunday School Class and the Katie Oakley Circle.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at 2 p.m., at West End Baptist Church by the Rev. Ralph E. McGowan and the Rev. Frank Sossamon. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens.

She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn B. Dickerson and husband, Bill, of Hope Mills and Susan B. Hart and husband, Robert, of Knightdale; one sister, Frances H. Fogleman of Greensboro; one brother, Sam Harper of Henderson; five grandchildren, Preston Dickerson, Ashley Dickerson, Angela Dickerson, Stephanie Sheets and Brandon Hart; seven great-grandchildren, Brittany Dickerson, Blake Dickerson, Summer Dickerson, Amber Dickerson; Colton Dickerson, Britton Hart, and Taylor Hart; and one great-great grandchild, Hayden Dickerson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Allen Brame; two sisters, Mary Priscilla H. Holmes and LaRue H. Lockemy; a brother, Gerald Harper; and three great-grandchildren, Kayla Sheets, Cody Sheets and Cambell Sheets.

The family will receive friends prior to the service, from 1-2 p.m., at West End Baptist Church. At other times they will be at the home of Sam and Decie Harper 1504 Peace St., Henderson.

Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons, Preston Dickerson, Ashley Dickerson, Brandon Hart, and Jim Fogleman, Allen Fogleman, Randy Lockemy, Jeff Harper, Rick Harper, John Allen, Morris Wilson and Glen Brame.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to West End Baptist Church, Bus Fund, 619 Dabney Henderson, NC 27563.

Arrangements are by J. M. White Funeral Home.

Paid Obituary

Mary H. Goodwin

HENDERSON — Memorial services for Mary Ann Harris Goodwin will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at 1 p.m., in the Leathers Memorial Chapel at The First Baptist Church in downtown Henderson.

Mary Ann passed away on Dec. 30, 2012, after a short illness. She is survived by her sons, Gary and Dean Harris. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be given to the church in her honor.

Paid Obituary

Hannah B. Macon

HENDERSON — Hannah Bullock Macon, 61, of 38 Coyote Lane, Henderson, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at her residence.

Born in Warren County, she was the daughter of the late William Henry and Hannah Moss Bullock.

He was educated in Vance County Public Schools and joined Oak Level United Church at an early age.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at 3 p.m., at United Greater Faith Church by Elder Dennis Wooten. Burial will follow in the Blacknall Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Tina Watson; one son, Kwesi Davis; four grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Durham, Helen Williams, both of Henderson; and two brothers, Junious Bullock of Henderson and Melvin Bullock of Oxford.

The body will be on view at the funeral home today, from 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The family is receiving friends at the residence. Online condolences maybe expressed at

Arrangements are by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.

Turner Mitchell

HENDERSON — Turner Mitchell, 78, of 1033 Fred Royster Road., Henderson, died, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Kindred Healthcare in Henderson.

He was born to the late Willie and Vallie Mitchell on April 16, 1934, in Vance County. He was educated in Vance County Schools. He was drafted into the U.S. Army and was a Korean War era veteran.

He joined Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church at an early age and served until his health declined. He served on the Deacon Ministry, adult Sunday school teacher, Trustee Ministry and male choir.

He participated in community organizations such as NAACP, Black Caucus and voter registration drives. He was employed with the Burkart Bagging Mill where he retired after 33 years. He later worked with Vance County Waste Industries until his health declined. He was married to the late Ernestine Hayes Mitchell.

Funeral service will be held Sunday, at 2 p.m., at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, with Pastor Melvin Solomon officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Military rites.

Survivors include six children: Deloris Cooke, Deborah Burwell, Teresa Parks, Brenda Henderson, Eugene Mitchell and William Mitchell; 16 grandchildren; one great-daughter; one sister, Mary Alice Fuller; and two brothers, Leroy Mitchell and John Mitchell.

A viewing will take place today, from noon-5:30 p.m., at the funeral home and at the church one hour prior to the service.
Online condolences may be expressed at

The family is receiving friends at the residence.
Arrangements are by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.