Friday, January 4, 2013

Jan. 03, 2013 @ 08:25 PM

Anita A. Thompson

WARRENTON — Mrs. Anita Sue Anderson Thompson died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Duke Raleigh Hospital.

Born April 13, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Capt. Paul E. Anderson and Leigh Irene Anderson of Anadarko, Okla. She is survived by one brother, David Paul Anderson of Camdenton, Mo., and was preceded in death by her sister, Mona Jean Cable of Grapevine, Texas.

After graduating from Lawton High School in Lawton, Okla., in 1943, Anita attended St. Anthony’s School of Nursing in Oklahoma City, from which she graduated in 1947. In Nov. 1948, she married the late Lt. Col. Walter Bernard “Tommy” Thompson, whom she met at Fort Sill, Okla. They moved to Warren County, in 1961 after Tommy retired from the U.S. Army.

Anita is survived by five children, Louis E. Thompson and wife, Frances, of Fairfield, Fla.; Robert W. Thompson of Alanson, Mich.; Susan T. Abbott of Henderson; Paul B. Thompson and wife, Elizabeth, of Durham; and Teresa E. Thompson of Chesapeake, Va. She is also survived by six grandchildren: Christopher S. Thompson of the home; Amanda S. Abbott of Winston-Salem; Heather E. Thompson of Idaho Falls, Idaho; Stephanie N. Pridgen of Clemson, S.C.; Sara I. Thompson of Durham; and Glenn B. Thompson of Durham.

After moving to North Carolina, Anita was a nurse at Warren General Hospital and later worked with Franklin-Vance-Warren Head Start. She retired from the Franklin County Health Department in Louisburg. After retirement, she worked part-time at Pine Haven Convalescent Center and with the American Red Cross.

She was an active Cub Scout leader from 1961-1966, and started many Girl Scout troops in the Pines of Carolina Council, including Troop 725. Anita was also active in the Macon Woman’s Club and Macon United Methodist Women, and was a member of the First Families of the Twin Territories in Oklahoma. She was an avid reader, and enjoyed gardening, needlework, John Wayne movies and musicals. After retiring, she also took up square dancing and liked to travel.

The family will receive friends today, from 7-9 p.m., at Blaylock Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home, 206 N. Ridgecrest Drive, Warrenton. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 5, at 2 p.m., at Macon United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Macon.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum via the 9:03 Fund, 620 N. Harvey Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102.

Arrangements are by Blaylock Funeral Home.

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Walter Champion

HENDERSON — Walter Champion, 70, of 665 Vance St., Henderson, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Duke University Hospital, Durham.

The family is receiving friends at the residence and also at 874 Gun Club Road, Lot 35.

David A. Foster Jr.

KITTRELL — David A. Foster Jr., 85, a resident of Kittrell, died at Wilmington Hospital in Wilmington, Del.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.

Laura Hill

HENDERSON — Laura Hill, 86, of Henderson (formerly of Warren County), died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Henderson.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time, but will be announced later by Boyd’s Funeral services in Warrenton.

John W. Mayfield

NORLINA — John Wayne Mayfield, 48, of 110 Brown Circle in Norlina, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Hock Family Pavilion in Durham.

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


Evelyn Murray

RALEIGH — Evelyn Murray, 94, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at 2 p.m., in the J. M. White Funeral Home Chapel in Henderson.

The family will receive friends Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, from 12:30-2 p.m., at J. M. White Funeral Home.

Arrangements are by J.M. White Funeral Home.

Elbert E. Price

OXFORD — Elbert Ernest Price, 75, a longtime resident of Granville County, recently died.

He was the son of the late William Ernest Price. He was of the Baptist faith, worked at the Oxford Orphanage for many years and later retired from farming.

Graveside services will be conducted Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at 2 p.m., at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery by the Rev. Norman Talley.

Surviving are two daughters, Freda P. Brown and Penny P. Whitlow, both of Roxboro, two sons, Mark Price of Oxford and Chad Price of Roxboro; his mother, Etta Day Price of Oxford; eight sisters, Helen P. Poole, Mattie Lou Hancock, Annette P. Eddins and Charlotte P. Dickerson, all of Oxford, Wilma P. Elliott of Smithfield, Brenda P. Self of Virgilina, Va., and Ernestine P. Chambers and Cathy P. Taylor, both of Timberlake; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, William Bernard Price.

Visitation will follow the graveside service Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

Online condolences may be submitted to eakesfuneralhome.com. Select obits.

Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford is assisting the Price family.

Leola P. Surles

HENDERSON — Leola “Lee” Person Surles died on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Duke-Raleigh Hospital in Raleigh.
She was born Oct. 11, 1931, in Henderson, to the parentage of the late Otis H. Person Sr. and Mary Ella Thorpe Person.

She was a resident of Raleigh for many years.

She attended Vance County Public Schools and Henderson Institute. She was a member of Greater Little Zion Holiness Church in Henderson.

Funeral services will be held, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at 2 p.m., at Holy Temple Church, with interment to follow at Blacknall Cemetery.

Survivors include: two daughters, Queen Elizabeth Person of Raleigh and Leola Mials Jones of Henderson; five grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren; two sisters: Mary Jane Person of Henderson and Elnora Cunningham of New York; and two brothers: John Person and Robert Person, both of New York.

Viewing will be held today, from noon-6 p.m., at the funeral home and at the church one hour prior to the service.

The family is receiving friends 633 Hillside Ave., Henderson.

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

Arrangements are by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.

John U. Taylor Jr.

VANCE COUNTY — John Ulysses Taylor Jr. died Jan. 1, 2013, at UNC Hospital, Chapel Hill.

He was the son of the late John Ulysses Taylor Sr. and Mattie Veatrice Taylor, and was born on July 11, 1947, in Vance County.

Funeral services will be held, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at 3 p.m., at Shiloh Baptist Church, Kittrell, with Minister Christopher Burrell of Kinches Chapel Christian Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Taylor Family Cemetery.

Survivors include his siblings, Denita Hester of the home, Annette Burrell of Youngsville, Sandra Daniels of Franklinton, Stanley Taylor of Jacksonville, Fla., and Beverly Schmitt and Patrick Durham, both of Henderson; and nine grandchildren.

A viewing will be held today, from noon-6 p.m., at the funeral home and at the church one hour prior to the service.

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

Arrangements are by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.