Saturday, February 9, 2013

Feb. 08, 2013 @ 10:56 PM

Terry M. Lester

BLACKRIDGE, Va. — Terry Martin Lester, 61, of Blackridge, Va., died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at the VA Hospital in Hampton, Va.

Born Jan. 13, 1952, in Henderson, Lester was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in both Korea and Germany.

Survivors include: his daughter, Jennifer, and son, Terry Jr., both of Columbus, Ga.; four brothers, Barry Caulder of Blackridge, Va., Bobby Caulder Jr. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Curtis Caulder and Robert Caulder, both of Virginia Beach, Va.; three nieces, Christy C. Tobias, Catherine Caulder and Victoria Caulder; and three nephews, Barry Caulder II, Curtis Caulder Jr. and Nicholas Caulder. He was predeceased by his mother, Betty Marie Caulder.

Graveside services will take place today, at 11 a.m., in Sunset Gardens.

Paid Obituary

William L. Borst

HENDERSON — William Lewis Borst, 45, of 100 Log Cabin Drive, Henderson, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at Rutherford Regional Medical Center in Rutherfordton.

Born in Cobleskill, N.Y., he was the son of the late William Benjamin Borst and Helen Slater Borst.

Borst was a superintendent with DeVere Construction Company in Raleigh.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at 3 p.m., at Flowers Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Timothy J. Burgess. Burial will be held later in Janesville, N.Y.

Surviving are his wife, Dixie Fancher Borst; two daughters, Jena Smith Wilson of Henderson and Amanda Facompre of Cobleskill, N.Y.; a son, Luke Bruce Smith of Franklinton; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, from 7-8:30 p.m., at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home, 100 Log Cabin Drive, Henderson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kan., 66675.

Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.


Ruth E. Brame

HENDERSON — Ruth Eaves Brame, 81, of 804 Eastside Drive, Henderson, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Maria Parham Medical Center in Henderson.

Born in Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Edgar Eaves Sr. and Mary Ayscue Eaves.

Brame retired as office manager after 30 years with Long Pump and Tank Company. After retirement, she was employed at Standard Motor Parts and H & R Block. She was a member of City Road United Methodist Church and the Parker-Peace Sunday School Class.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at 2 p.m., at City Road United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Heather Harding.

Surviving are her husband of 62 years Melvin Willis Brame; two daughters, Barbara B. Riley and Deborah A. Brame, both of Henderson; two brothers, Thomas Shelton Eaves of Exetor, N.H., and Theodore Eaves of Henderson; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Ralph Thomas Brame; four sisters, Bernice E. Smithwick, Elizabeth E. Kittrell, Agnes E. Finch and Orabelle E. Currin; and four brothers, Ralph M. Eaves, Bryant G. Eaves, Joe Ben Eaves and Robert E. “Ed” Eaves Jr.

The family will receive friends at the home, 804 Eastside Drive, Henderson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to City Road United Methodist Church, c/o Pat Tillotson, 1060 Kelly Road, Henderson, NC 27537.

Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.

Eva Bullock

NORLINA — Eva Bullock, 87, of 147 Woodway Drive in Norlina, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Maria Parham Medical Center in Henderson.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at 3 p.m., at Boyd’s Funeral Services Chapel in Warrenton. Elder General Lee Williams Jr. will officiate and burial will follow at Burchette Chapel United Church of Christ Cemetery in Manson.

Survivors include: four daughters, Mary and Nancy Bullock of Soul City, Ruby Baskerville of Norlina and Stella Hyman of Warrenton; five sons, James, Henry, and Charles Bullock, all of Soul City, Jack Bullock of Warrenton and Billy Bullock of Littleton; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ruby Thomas of Henderson.

The body will be on view Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., at Boyd’s Funeral Services Chapel in Warrenton.

Professional services have been entrusted to Boyd’s Funeral Services in Warrenton.

Flora Bullock

WARREN COUNTY — Flora “Aunt Flo” Bullock, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pa.

The daughter of the late John and Rosa Hendricks Bullock, she was born March 9, 1950, in Manson. She was educated in the Warren County public school system, where she attended and graduated from North Warren High School in 1969. After graduation, she relocated to New York City for a short while, and later moved to Philadelphia, Pa.

Flora was employed for many years as a nursing assistant in the mental health field. She was also known for her culinary expertise.

Funeral services will be conducted today, at 2 p.m., from the Jerusalem United Church of Christ in Palmer Springs, Va. The Rev. Otha Wimbush, pastor, will deliver the eulogy. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Survivors include: six sisters, Evelyn Bullock and Gloria Campbell, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., Jeanette Bullock of Statin Island, N.Y., Gladys Harris of Manson, Vernita Williamson of Durham and Alfreda Bullock of Boydton, Va.; and five brothers: James, Thell, Milton and Albert, all of Brooklyn, N.Y., and John Bullock of Manson.

The body may be viewed today, from 3-7 p.m., and at the church one hour prior to the service.

Arrangements have been entrusted to R. H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton.

Waverly Cheek

HENDERSON — Waverly Cheek, 75, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Maria Parham Medical Center in Henderson.

He was born in Warrenton on July 4, 1937, to the late Lawrence and Stella Jane Cheek. At an early age, he became a Christian and joined Saint Matthews Baptist Church, which later became Saint Zion Missionary Baptist Church. He attended Warren County Public Schools, and, in 1955, moved to Camden, N.J.

For many years, Waverly was employed as a certified auto mechanic at his own auto shop and truck towing company. In retirement, he fished and spent time with his family and friends.

Survivors include: a son, Paul Cheek of Teaneck, N.J.; two daughters, Patricia Thompson of Camden, N.J., and Marjorie Brooks of River Dale, Ga.; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers, Raymond and Lawrence Cheek; and six sisters, Vernice Cheek, Lena Epps, Lizzie Cheek, Mary Cheek, Barbara Downer and Brenda Mills. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Cheek; two sons, Michael and Waverly Cheek; two grandchildren; and three brothers, William, Lorenzo and Eugene Cheek.

Funeral services will be conducted today, at 2 p.m., at Saint Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Warrenton, with a eulogy delivered by the Rev. Jordan Wilkins. Interment will follow at the Cheek Family Cemetery. A viewing will take place one hour before the service, from 1-2 p.m.

Arrangements are by Garnes and Toney’s Funeral Home.


Eugene Ellis

HENDERSON — Eugene Ellis, 70, a resident of 2155 Rock Mill Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Maria Parham Medical Center in Henderson.

Arrangements will be announced by J.M. White Funeral Home.

Van J. Gease

WARRENTON — Van Jealous Gease, 92, died recently.

He was born March 20, 1920, to the late Fletcher and Lara Gease in Atlanta, Ga. At the age of nine, Van went to live with his grandmother in Dawson, Ga., where he received structure and education.

As a young man, he served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, receiving an honorable discharge in 1945.

After leaving the service, he relocated to Brooklyn, N.Y., where he met Cora Williams. On Feb. 2, 1952, they were married. Together, they joined Evening Star Baptist Church in Brooklyn.

Gease was able to start his own silver smith company in New York before retiring in 1985. In 1996, the retired couple relocated to Warrenton and joined St. Stephens Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted today, at 11 a.m., from the St. Stephens Baptist Church. The pastor, the Rev. Junious Debnam will deliver the eulogy. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

In addition to his wife of 60 years, survivors include: two daughters: Vanessa Church of Henderson, and JoAnn Jones of Queens, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A viewing took place Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Another is scheduled at the church one hour prior to the service.

Arrangements have been entrusted to R. H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton, North Carolina.


Catherine Perkinson
WISE — Catherine “Polly” Perkinson died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, in Raleigh.
Arrangements will be announced by Blaylock Funeral Home in Warrenton.

Virginia W. Smith

CLARKSVILLE, Va. — Virginia May Wimbish Smith, 83, of 674 Old Rock Road in Clarksville, Va., died Feb. 6, 2013, at Kindred Nursing Care in Henderson.

Born in Mecklenburg County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Cynthia Wimbish.

Services will be conducted Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at 2 p.m., at Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witnesses on U.S. 58, Clarksville, Va. Burial will follow in Mt. Ararat Baptist Church Cemetery in Clarksville, Va.

Survivors include: three sons, Thomas Lee Smith Jr. of Henderson, and Michael Smith and James Edward Smith, both of Clarksville, Va.; five daughters,

Cynthia Rose Marrow, Josephine Elizabeth Terry, Earnestine Smith, Susie Smith Jordan and Shelia McNeil, all of Henderson; 17 grandchildren; and 16 great-great grandchildren.

The body will be on view at the funeral home today, from 1-5:30 p.m.

The family is receiving friends at the residence of Susie S. Jordan, 81 Ashmont Lane, Henderson.

Arrangements are by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.


Minnie W. Waddell

HENDERSON — Minnie Florence White Waddell, 83, of 606 East Ave., Henderson, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Senior Citizens Home of Henderson.

The family is receiving friends at the residence.

Arrangements will be announced by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.


Margaret M. Williams

HENDERSON — Margaret Medlin Williams, 67, a resident of 2121 Francis Ave., Henderson, died Friday, Feb. 08, 2013, at Maria Parham Medical Center.

Born on Nov. 9, 1945, in Vance County, she was the daughter of the late Wiley Medlin and Roberta Evans Medlin. She retired from Variety Wholesale Co. and was a member of First Congregational Christian Church as well as the Ladies Sunday School Class. She also served on many committees at the church, including the Nominating Committee and the Fellowship Committee, and assisted with pastoral visitation.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at 2 p.m., at First Congregational Christian Church by the Rev. Brett Marlowe and the Rev. Tony Rutherford. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens.

She is survived by her husband, the Rev. George E. Williams of the home; two daughters, Sandy Williams Patchkofsky of Greenville and Tonya Williams Sayball of Rolesville; and five grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Barrett and Diann Hendly; and three brothers, Andrew Medlin, Danny Medlin and Sam Medlin.

The family will receive friends Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, from 7-8:30 p.m., at J.M. White Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home.

Serving as pall bearers will be Graham L. Roberson Jr., Phillip Roberson, Harold Roberson, Bill Grissom, Freddie Sanford, Chester Roberson, Marvin Roberson, Chris Medlin and Horace Finn.

Arrangements are by J. M. White Funeral Home.

Plummer E. Yancey

HENDERSON — Plummer Edward Yancey, 78, of 1425 Spring Valley Road, Henderson, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Universal Healthcare of Oxford.

He was born Jan. 21, 1935, to the late Henry Yancey Sr. and the late lda Alston Yancey.

He was educated in Vance County Schools, and was employed as a custodian at Vance-Granville Community College and at Harriett and Henderson Yarns until his retirement.

He was married to the late Alice Mae Perry Yancey.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at 2 p.m., at St. Paul United Church of Christ, with Pastor Michael P. Carter II officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Survivors include: five daughters, Paulette Marrow of Franklinton, Teresa Yancey and Katrina Yancey, both of Henderson, Alice Marie Reid of Fayetteville and Faydean Yancey of Rocky Mount; three sons, Ronnie Lee Yancey of Philadelphia, Pa., and Christopher Yancey and Milton Yancey, both of Henderson; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, and four sisters, Mary Belle Wimbush and Marion Person, both of Henderson, Lillian Brown of Newark, N.J., and Elizabeth Brame of Oxford.

Viewing will take place today, from 1-5:30 p.m., at the funeral home and at the church one hour prior to the service.

The family is receiving friends at the home of Teresa Yancey, 871 Warrenton Road, Lot 6, Henderson.

Online condolences may be expressed at davis-royster.com.

Arrangements are by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.