Friday, March 8, 2013

Mar. 07, 2013 @ 07:45 PM

Mark S. Abbott

HENDERSON — Mark Steven Abbott, age 49, of Henderson, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013, surrounded by his family at Duke University Hospital.

He was born on Feb. 7, 1964, in Vance County, to Betty Nell Robinson Abbott of Henderson and the late Bennett Perry “Billy” Abbott. Mark loved to play the guitar and spend time with his many friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 9, 2013, at 2 p.m., in the J. M. White Funeral Home Chapel by Dr. Gene Wood. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by one sister, Patsy Rhodes and husband, Kenneth; and two brothers, David Abbott and wife, Kathy, and Randy Abbott and wife, Susan, all of Henderson.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandmother, Lois Newman Robinson; his grandfather, Roger Robinson; and two uncles, Freeland Robinson and Lawrence Edwards of Henderson.     

The family will receive friends tonight, from 7-8:30 p.m., at J. M. White Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home of Sylvia Edwards at 1397 Ruin Creek Road, Henderson.

Serving as active pall bearers will be David Abbott, Randy Abbott, Philip Roberson, C. T. Roberson, Randy Rowland, Willie Perkinson, Jeffery Robinson, Ricky King, Randall Abbott II and Jordan Abbott.

Arrangements are by J. M. White Funeral Home.

Paid Obituary


Marion J. Bovà

OXFORD — Marion Joseph Bovà, age 90, a resident of 3045 Davis Chapel Road, Oxford, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Meadowview Terrace in Clarksville, Va., after a long illness.

Joe was born April 10, 1922, in Redhouse, N.Y., and was the son of the late Joseph and Amanda Grey Bovà. He was one of nine children.

Serving in the U.S. Army from 1940-1945, he was stationed at Schofield Barracks on Oahu, Hawaii. He survived the attack on Pearl Harbor on Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, and later joined the 6th U.S. Army Rangers where he served in the Southwest Pacific Theatre of War, attaining the rank of sergeant.

After returning to the United States, he met and married his beloved wife, Florence Ann Swift, in September of 1944.

Mr. Bovà was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Henderson.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 10, 2013, at 1 p.m., at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by President Jim Clark.  Graveside services with Military Honors will follow at 3 p.m. in Stovall Memorial Cemetery in Stovall.

Joe was predeceased by his wife, Florence, who passed in 1999. He lived with his daughter, Patty, and son-in-law, Bill Elliott, until November of 2012, at which time he entered the nursing home. 

He is survived by his son, David Charles Bovà of Bullock; his daughter, Patty Bovà Elliott, and beloved son-in-law, Bill Elliott of Grassy Creek; two grandsons, William Channing Elliott Jr. and Charles Alexander Beauvais Elliott. He is also survived by his great-grandson William Channing Elliott III, fondly known as “Liam.” Liam is the son of Channing and Geniann Elliott of Stovall.

The family will receive friends prior to the service, from 12:30-1 p.m., at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. 

Arrangements are by J. M. White Funeral Home of Henderson.

Paid Obituary


Samuel L. Hicks

NORLINA — Samuel Lee Hicks, 57, of 308 Duke Drive, Apt. 102, Norlina, died Saturday, March 2, 2013, at his residence.

Survivors include: three sisters, Helen Hicks of Raleigh, Elizabeth Clark of Manson and Mary Hicks of Middleburg.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 9, 2013, at 1 p.m., at Manson Missionary Baptist Church in Manson. Elder Cedric Clark will officiate and burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The body will be on view Friday, March 8, 2013, from 1-5 p.m., at Boyd’s Funeral Services Chapel in Warrenton.

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