Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Apr. 09, 2013 @ 08:48 PM

Edna P. Pernell

HENDERSON — Edna Poythress Pernell, 89, of 2240 U.S. 401 S., Warrenton, died Saturday, April 6, 2013, at a local nursing home.

Born in Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late John William Poythress and Myla Young Poythress. She was the widow of Perry Macon Pernell.

Mrs. Pernell was a retired owner and operator of Pernell’s Grocery Store. She was a member of Sulphur Springs Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at 2 p.m., at Flowers Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Seth Miller and the Rev. Frank Sossamon. Burial followed in Sunset Gardens.

Surviving are three sons, Raeford M. Pernell and wife, Margaret, of Warrenton, Ronnie E. Pernell and wife, Gail, of Timberlake, and J. Kenneth Pernell and wife, Dale, of Warrenton; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Gladys P. Beasley and Elizabeth P. Ayscue; and four brothers, Forest Poythress, Fred Poythress, Raymond Poythress and Leon Poythress.

The family received friends Monday, April 8, 2013, from 7-8:30 p.m., at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home, 2240 U.S. 401 S., Warrenton.

Grandsons will serve as active pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sulphur Springs Baptist Church, 2493 US Hwy. 401 S., Warrenton, NC 27589.

Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.

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Mary L. Alston

HENDERSON — Mary Louise Alston, 85, of 293 Oak Hill Loop Road, Henderson, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at her residence.

Arrangements will be announced by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.

Phyllis D. Daye

HENDERSON — Phyllis Diane Daye. 47, of 904 Southern Pines St., Henderson, died Friday, April 5. 2013, at Granville Medical Center in Oxford.

She was born Sept. 22, 1966, in Kings County, N.Y., to the late Nathaniel Daye and Josephine Carter Daye.

She obtained her OED in Brooklyn, N.Y., and received her certified nursing assistant license from Vance-Granville Community College.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 11, 2013, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Davis-Royster Funeral Service.

Survivors include one brother, Nathaniel Daye Jr. of Jacksonville.

A viewing will take place today, from noon to 6 p.m., at the funeral home.

The family is receiving friends at the home of Lanette Daye, 420 Lynnbank Estates Road.

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

Arrangements are by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.

Nadine Dortch

HENDERSON — Nadine Dortch, 61, of 550 W. Andrews Ave., Apt. 41, Henderson, died Monday, April 8, 2013, at her residence.

Arrangements will be announced by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.


Elizabeth T. Randolph

HENDERSON — Elizabeth Bernice Taylor Randolph, 85, of 1010 W. Young Ave., Apt. A, died Thursday, April 14, 2013, at Maria Parham Medical Center in Henderson.

She was born in Fluvanna County, Va., on July 27, 1927, to the late Frank and Ned Elizabeth Mills Taylor. She joined Fork Union Baptist Church in Fluvanna County, Va. She was married to the late John Lee Randolph.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 12, 2013, at 1 p.m., in the chapel of Davis-Royster Funeral Service, with the Rev. Dr. Richard Henderson, officiating.

Survivors include: three daughters: Bertha Bullock of Henderson, Katherine Davis of New York and Pamela Hawthorne of New Jersey; five sons: Terry Randolph of California, John Randolph of Charlotte, Guy Randolph of Augusta, Ga., Nathan Randolph of Waverly, Va., and Nathaniel Randolph of California; two sisters: Thelma Smithson and Anna Neville Abdellah, both of Richmond, Va.; 19 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

A viewing will take place Thursday, April 11, 2013, from noon to 6 p.m., at the funeral home.

The family is receiving friends at 740 Warren Bullock Road, Henderson.

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

Arrangements are by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.

Blanca Biva-Rodrigues

HENDERSON — Blanca Biva-Rodrigues, 2, of Henderson, died Friday, April 5, 2013.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Lori Chappell Funeral Home of Henderson.