Friday, July 5, 2013
RALEIGH — Charles Grate, 66, a resident of 1812 Round Oak Road, Raleigh, and a native of Pawley’s Island, S.C., died Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh.
He was the son of the late James Grate and Agnes McCant Grate of Pawley’s Island, S.C.
He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Hargrove Grate; one brother, John Grate, Pawley’s Island, S.C.; four sisters, Mary Grate, Hackensack, N.J., and Agnes Grate, Edna Grate and Lovenia Grate, all of Newark, N.J.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday, July 8, 2013, at McKnight Fraser Funeral Home, (843) 546-4723, 1423 Front St., Georgetown, S.C., and where a viewing will be held Sunday, July 7, 2013, beginning at 2 p.m. Locally, a visitation will be held Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Wright Funeral Home in Oxford, from 5 to 7 p.m., with viewing beginning at 11 a.m. The family will also be receiving visitors at the home of Valarie Wimbush, 1293 County Line Road, Manson.
John V. Short
HENDERSON — John Vance Short, age 80, a resident of 1210 Dabney Drive, died Thursday, July 4, 2013, at Hock Family Pavilion in Durham.
Born on April 2, 1933, in Vance County, he was the son of the late Ollie Short and Katie Short Short. John was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War. He was still an associate with Walmart, where he was a former truck driver.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, July 6, 2013, at 11 a.m., at Sunset Gardens.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Dickerson Short of the home; and one brother, Ollie Gray Short and wife, Mary, of Youngsville.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, William Short and Bennie Short; and one sister, Ola Short Stegall.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 6, 2013, prior to the service from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Sunset Gardens. At other times they will be at the home at 1210 Dabney Drive, Henderson.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the Vance County Cancer Society, P.O. Box 914, Henderson, NC 27536.
Arrangements are by J.M. White Funeral Home.
DeCassandra A. Harris
WARRENTON — DeCassandra “Dee Dee” Alston Harris, 51, of 545 U.S. 158 Business in Warrenton, died Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at her residence.
Funeral arrangements, incomplete at this time, will be announced later by Boyd’s Funeral Services.
Perry R. Hayes
HENDERSON — Perry Rooker Hayes, 83, of 1061 Tollie Weldon Road, Henderson, died Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at his home.
Arrangements, incomplete at this time, will be announced by J.M. White Funeral Home.