Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Nov. 11, 2013 @ 05:49 PM

Robert V. Cawthorne Jr.

PETERSBURG, Va. — Robert Vincent Cawthorne Jr. of Colonial Heights, Va., passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at Southside Regional Medical Center.

Born Oct. 11, 1931, in Henderson, to Vincent and Foy Evans Cawthorne, he lived most of his life in Colonial Heights.

Affectionately known as Robert or Bob to friends and “Debo” to family, he is survived by his wife Pat of 55 years; son John Robert (Lisa) Cawthorne; daughters Mary Cawthorne and Laura (Burke) Steele; brothers Wallace (Jo) Cawthorne and William (Sylvia) Cawthorne, both of Henderson; and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family.

He leaves to cherish his memory six grandchildren, Dylan Cawthorne, Shanna Cawthorne, Burke Steele, Rob Steele, Campbell Steele and Jack Steele.

Debo was a loving father, husband, grandfather and friend to all.

A 1955 civil engineering graduate of N.C. State University, Robert was a professional engineer and registered land surveyor who served as a U.S. Air Force civil engineer (Turkey, Greece) for four years. Then an overseas contractor for the Air Force, he and his family spent 10 more years in Turkey. Upon return to the United States, Robert was plant engineer at Brown and Williamson Tobacco in Petersburg, city engineer for Colonial Heights and then ran his own land surveying practice until his death.

Robert was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Petersburg, master mason of Blandford Lodge No. 3 A.F.&A.M. and member of the Acca Temple Petersburg Shrine Club, where he served as treasurer.

He was also a life-long and accomplished outdoorsman who passionately enjoyed hunting or fishing and a past president of Lee’s Mill Pond Hunting and Fishing Club, recognized for leading the many improvements to facilities and the organization.

Robert and wife Pat were avid supporters of their grandchildren’s sports, hardly missing their baseball, basketball or ballet events.

Robert was always there to help friends and support his family with whatever was needed, a true engineer and devoted family man who was tireless in the service of others.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Nov. 12, at J.T. Morriss and Son Funeral Home.

A funeral service for Robert will be held at 1:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Petersburg, Va., on Wednesday, Nov. 13. Interment will follow at Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg, Va.

Memorial donations to the Shriners Hospitals for Children can be made to: Petersburg Shrine Club, c/o Ralph Bartley, secretary, 6907 Hickory Road, South Chesterfield, VA 23803-1313.

Arrangements are by J.T. Morriss and Son Funeral Home, which accepts online condolences at jtmorriss.com.

Paid obituary



Brian A. Hilliard

HENDERSON — Mr. Brian Andrew Hilliard, age 27, a resident of 1244 Oakridge Ave., died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.

Born in Vance County on Aug. 20, 1986, he was the son of Tom E. Hilliard and Dianne Faulkner Hilliard.

Brian was a member of Central Baptist Church and Henderson Moose Lodge. He was employed at Mid-Atlantic Construction Company.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the J.M. White Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Donnie Perkinson and Rev. Abidan Shah.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a half-sister, Stephanie Mayo of Dover; a special friend, Roxanna Bean of Henderson; and several close friends, including James Bean, Johnny Ausborne, Sue Woodell, Cassandra Quick, Marcie Newton, Ron Roberson and Ronald Roberson, all of Henderson.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at J.M. White Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home, 1244 Oakridge Avenue.

Arrangements are by J.M. White Funeral Home.

Paid obituary



Nell B. Moseley

WARRENTON — Nell Buchanan Moseley, 68, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at her residence.

She was a Henderson native born to the late Ollie and Elsie Champion Buchanan.

She was also preceded in death by her sister, JoAnn Buchanan Slaughter.

Nell was a longtime member of Jerusalem United Methodist Church and had retired from the Warren County Department of Social Services.

Rev. Tim Russell and Rev. Joshua Horne will conduct funeral services at 11 a.m. today, Nov. 12, at Jerusalem United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, Herbert Jackson Moseley; her children, Thedric Jackson Moseley and wife Karen, Kimberly Moseley Harris and husband Felix and John Buchanan Moseley and wife Crystal; her sisters, Carolyn Wortham and husband Marvin and Betty Ayscue and husband Gene; and her grandchildren, Harris J. Moseley, Catherine R. Moseley, Jillian E. Moseley, Ashlyn R. Harris and Aliyah M. Harris.

Flowers are acceptable. The family requests that any memorials be made to the Outreach Ministry at Jerusalem United Methodist Church.

Pallbearers will be Brian Moseley, Aaron Ayscue, Mark Lawhorne, Mark Wortham, Craig Seaman, Wayne Seaman, Bobby Moseley and Tim Moseley.

The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at Blaylock Funeral Home in Warrenton.

Arrangements are by Blaylock Funeral Home, which accepts online condolences at blaylockfh.com.

Paid obituary



Bobby L. Hughes

OXFORD — Bobby Lee Hughes, 78, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Granville Medical Center.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today, Nov. 12, in the Eakes Funeral Chapel in Oxford by Rev. Chris Aho.

Visitation is today from 12:30 to 2 p.m. prior to the service at Eakes Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Jean Sobolak, 201 Grace Street, Oxford.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oxford Baptist Church, P.O. Box 368, Oxford, NC 27565, or to the Granville County Animal Shelter, 5650 Cornwall Road, Oxford, NC 27565.

Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home, which accepts online condolences at eakesfuneralhome.com.



King S. Perry

HENDERSON — King Solomon Perry, 73, of 406 South Chestnut Street, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at his residence.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at E.C. Terry’s Funeral Service Chapel by Bishop W.E. Purvis. Interment will follow in Blacknall Cemetery.

Viewing will be today, Nov. 12, from 2 to 8 p.m. at E.C. Terry’s Funeral Service.

The family will receive friends at 217 Parkview Drive.

Arrangements are by E.C. Terry’s Funeral and Cremation Service, which accepts emailed condolences at ectmort@yahoo.com.



Derrick Ricks Sr.

HENDERSON — Derrick Ricks Sr., 46, of 802 Merriman Street, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at Maria Parham Medical Center.

Arrangements will be announced by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.



Samuel O. Rodwell

HENDERSON — Samuel Otis Rodwell, 90, of 155 North Bullock Street, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at Maria Parham Medical Center.

Arrangements will be announced by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.



Brenda J. Thornton

HENDERSON — Brenda Jean Thornton, 55, of 328 Collins Road, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at his residence.

Arrangements will be announced by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.