Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Jun. 16, 2014 @ 05:06 PM

William T. Moss

DANVILLE, Va. — William Thomas “Bill” Moss, 91, of Danville, Virginia, died Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Danville Regional Medical Center after being in declining health for the past two years.

Mr. Moss was born in Vance County on July 5, 1922, the son of the late Leonard Allen Moss and Mary Stainback Moss. He had lived most of his life in the Chesapeake, Virginia, area prior to moving to Danville, Virginia, in 2003.

Mr. Moss served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a coxswain. After World War II, he worked as a shop foreman at a Naval Air Rework Facility in Norfolk, Virginia, until his retirement. He received the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and three service stars for serving in the Asiatic-Pacific theater during World War II and the Philippine Liberation Medal and two service stars for participating in the liberation of the Philippine Islands. Mr. Moss was of the Methodist faith.

In July of 1959, he married Kathryn McDowell Moss, who survives, of the residence.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Francis Modderno of Leesburg, Virginia; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by four brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at 6 p.m. from the Wrenn-Yeatts North Main Chapel. Presentation of the United States Flag will be conducted by the U.S. Military.

The family will be receiving friends after the service and at other times they will be at the residence, 1323 B College Park Drive, Danville, Virginia.

Arrangements are by Wrenn-Yeatts North Main, which accepts online condolences at wrenn-yeatts.com.

 

Eva E. Elmore

HENDERSON — Eva Frances Edwards Elmore, 80, of 322 Bearpond Road, Henderson, died Sunday, June 15, 2014, at a local nursing home.

Born in Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Hill Thomas and Lillian Jackson Edwards. She was the widow of George Wesley Elmore Jr.

Mrs. Elmore retired as a secretary at Rose’s Stores Inc. She was a member of Middleburg Baptist Church, where she was a former deaconess, secretary, Sunday School teacher, youth teacher and choir member.

A graveside funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Sunset Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Eddie Nutt.

Surviving are three sisters, Othela E. Moody of Henderson, Mary Thomas E. Wynne and husband Charlie of Henderson, and Sylvia E. Goss and husband Kenneth of Oxford, and two brothers, B. Frank Edwards of Middleburg and Joseph Hill Edwards and wife Shelia of Henderson.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary E. Harper, and a brother, Willard Thomas “Tom” Edwards.

The family received friends Monday, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home of Frank Edwards, 195 Walnut St., Middleburg.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Middleburg Baptist Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 57, Middleburg, NC 27556.

Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.

 

William A. Dickerson

WARRENTON — William Allen Dickerson, 87, died Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Maria Parham Medical Center.

Mr. Dickerson was a Franklin County native born to the late George Daniel and Maude Pendergrass Dickerson.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Jay Dickerson, and a granddaughter, Crystal Michelle Dickerson.

Mr. Dickerson was retired from Peck Manufacturing Company after 46 years of employment. He loved to fish and repaired lawn mowers for many years.

Rev. Gary Bateman will conduct funeral services at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, at the Warrenton Church of God, with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Elsie Patterson Dickerson; his children, Joan Dickerson of Warrenton and Bryant “Bryan” Dickerson and wife Brenda of Baskerville, Virginia; two sisters, Myrtle Lassiter and Marie Pittman and husband Earl, all of Henderson; three brothers, Maynard Dickerson and wife Marie of Macon, Michael Dickerson of Louisburg and Maryland Dickerson of Lillington; two grandchildren, Paul Dickerson of Wake Forest and Wendy Lowman and husband Chuck of Henderson; and two great-grandchildren, Bryan Casey Bowers and Crystal Michelle Bowers.

Flowers are acceptable, and any memorials should be made to the Warrenton Church of God.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, at Blaylock Funeral Home in Warrenton.

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

 

Jack Burchette

MANSON — Jack Burchette, 53, of 113 Annie Durham Road, died Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Hock Family Pavilion in Durham.

Arrangements will be announced by Boyd’s Funeral Services in Warrenton.

 

Henderson Cheek

WARRENTON — Henderson Cheek, 82, of 1937 Lick Skillett Road, died Saturday, June 14, 2014, at his residence.

Arrangements will be announced by Boyd’s Funeral Services in Warrenton.

 

William Kearney

BURLINGTON — William Kearney, 95, formerly of Warren County, died Monday, June 16, 2014, at Alamance Health Care.

Arrangements will be announced by Boyd’s Funeral Services in Warrenton.

 

Willie Keel

RIDGEWAY — Willie Keel, 77, died Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Duke University Hospital in Durham.

Arrangements will be announced by R.H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton.

 

Chester Thorpe

OXFORD — Chester “Bro” Thorpe, 76, of 535 Pear Lane, died Friday, June 13, 2014, at Hock Family Pavilion in Durham.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. today, June 17, at Vernon Hill Baptist Church by the Rev. Ollie Ellison. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Viewing was Monday, June 16, at Betts & Son Funeral Home.

Arrangements are by Betts & Son Funeral Home, which accepts online condolences at bettsandsonfuneralhome.com.

 

Willie F. Williams

NORLINA — Willie Fred Williams, 80, of 144 Jones Chapel Road, died Monday, June 16, 2014, at his residence.

Arrangements will be announced by Boyd’s Funeral Services in Warrenton.