Friday, August 16, 2013

Aug. 15, 2013 @ 06:10 PM

Robert W. Williams Sr.

HENDERSON — Robert Worth “Bob” Williams, Sr., 89, a former resident of 198 Vicksboro Road, died peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at 9:20 p.m. in a local nursing home. Mr. Williams was surrounded by his loved ones. Born in Orange County on April 27, 1924, he was the son of the late Murde Eugene Williams and Annie Stinson Williams Bennett.

He was widower of Helen Lee “Pat” Williams and Annie Mae Rose Williams.

Mr. Williams was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II, and was a retired maintenance director at Maria Parham Medical Center. He was a member of City Road United Methodist Church where he was a member of the Men’s Bible Class, and formerly served as president of the Methodist Men, Sunday School Superintendent, Trustee, Chairman of the Building Committee, Sunday School teacher of the Henry A. Dennis Sunday School Class, teacher of the Intermediate Sunday School Class, and the choir.

Mr. Williams’s love for children led him to serve on the PTA in Durham and Vance County for over 30 years, serving as president, vice president and numerous other committee positions. He was also a member of the Band Boosters, as well as numerous other committees throughout the Vance County Schools system. He also served as a volunteer for the Vance County Friends of Youth Program, was also on the Vance County Youth Advocacy Board, was awarded Oldest Vance County Employee numerous times, awarded the N.C. Governor’s Volunteer award, served as Hunter Safety Instructor for the N.C. Wildlife Association for 14 years, on the Vance County Beautification Committee, and served on the N.C. Republican Committee for numerous years. He also worked closely with Gov. James E. Holshouser Jr. in the election to the 68th governor of the state of North Carolina in 1973.

Mr. Williams served as a volunteer in the Boy Scouts of America for more than 60 years as an active Scout. He served on the Occoneechee Council of the Durham District and Great Northern District. His devotion to the BSA began as a Scout, then assistant Scoutmaster and Scoutmaster. He served as Explorer Post leader, on the POW staff 10 years, taught Den Chief Training six years, served on the Council Cub Training Team 10 years, served on the staff of Webelos Weekend Outdoor leader training, staff for Scout-O-Rama of Southern area for five years, served on the Council Camporees Committee, was a member of the Food for Scouting Campaign, and was a member of the Cub Roundtable Committee. He was in the Commissioner College of Science Cub Scouts Council National Training Team. He was the recipient of the District Award of Merit, the Cub Scouts Wood Badge Award, the Silver Beaver Award which is the most prestigious and highest award given to a volunteer of the BSA, Scoutmaster Award, Den Leader Award and Cubmaster Award.

The Philmont Scout Ranch is a large, rugged, mountainous ranch located near the town of Cirarron, N.M. The training center is the primary location for BSA’s national volunteer training program. Mr. Williams visited the Philmont Scout Ranch many times throughout his life to hike the rugged trails and admire the beautiful scenery.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at City Road United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Heather Harding.

Burial with Military Honors will follow in Sunset Gardens.

He is survived by his four loving children of deceased wife, Helen L. “Pat” Williams of 34 years, daughter, Kimberly Williams Ellis (Robert), sons Tyrus M. “Ty” Williams, Bradley T. “Brad” Williams (Teresa), and R. Scott Williams, all of Henderson. He is survived by his special grandchildren Courtney W. Kiger (David) of Kittrell, Morgan A. Williams, Ashley H. Williams, McKenzie L. Williams, and Samantha L. Williams, all of Henderson; and great-granddaughters Alexis D. Kiger and Aubrey N. Kiger of Kittrell. He is also survived by children from a previous marriage, Richard E. “Rick” Williams (Keith) of Creedmoor, Randall K. Williams (Beverly) of Oxford, Robert W. Williams Jr. (Terri) of Spring Grove, Pa., Sharon H. Finch of Durham, Jane W. Oakley of Morrisville and Linda N. Brasch of Raleigh; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Marvin “Wallace” Williams of Durham and Herbert W. Bennett of Norfolk, Va.; and his son, Michael Reid Williams of Durham.

The family will receive friends Friday night from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at J.M. White Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home of Brad and Teresa Williams at 234 Gun Club Road.

Serving as active pallbearers will be previous Scouts and Explorers of his troop and post, George Humphries, Jaime Lassiter, Steve Reams, Pat Ball, Donald Wells, Fred Collier Jr. and Jeff Wilder.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to City Road United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, PO Box 116, Henderson, NC 27536.

It is important to note that Mr. Williams loved God, his country, his family, children, his special grandchildren and great-grandchildren, his wonderful friends, his church, the great outdoors, camping, fishing, traveling, sports, teaching the young and old about the true love of nature, the Boy Scouts of America, and he never met a stranger.

Arrangements are by J. M. White Funeral Home.

Paid obituary

 

Herbert M. Grissom Sr.

KITTRELL — Herbert Millard “Big Man” Grissom Sr., 80, a resident of 140 E. Main Street, died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at Maria Parham Medical Center.

Born on Oct. 20, 1932, in Vance County, he was the son of the late Vernon Wyche Grissom Sr. and Lallie Pulley Grissom.

Millard played baseball for the Durham Bulls and the former Milwaukee Braves during the early to mid-1950s. He was a retired tobacco farmer, a charter member of the Kittrell Volunteer Fire Department, a Kittrell town commissioner for a number of years, and a member of Fuller Chapel United Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at Fuller Chapel United Church of Christ by Rev. Tammy Ayscue. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Dolores Jensen Grissom of the home; one daughter, Becky G. Duke (Danny) of Kittrell; three sons, Herbie Grissom (Paula), of Kittrell, Al Grissom (Faye) of Henderson, and Tony Grissom of Simpsonville, S.C.; one sister, Eunice G. Perkinson of Wake Forest; 10 grandchildren, Bob Moss (Anita), Rod Moss, Everett Grissom (LeeAnn), Scott Grissom (Joy), Trent Grissom (Sherry), Adriene Myers (Shannon), Andrew, Anthony, Anna Kathryn and Alex Grissom; and eight great-grandchildren, Jessica, Olivia, and Reese Moss, Hailey Grissom, Whitt and Clara Grissom, and Tyler and Elle Myers.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Willard Grissom and V.W. “Sonny” Grissom Jr.; a sister, Phyllis G. Dement; and a great-grandchild, Tyler Moss.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service on Saturday in the fellowship hall of Fuller Chapel United Church of Christ. At other times they will be at the home at 140 E. Main Street in Kittrell.

Serving as active pallbearers will be his grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fuller Chapel Building Fund, c/o Christy Pulley, 771, Edwards Road, Henderson, NC 27537.

Arrangements are by J.M. White Funeral Home.

Paid obituary

 

 

Jimmy L. Harris

HENDERSON — Jimmy Lane Harris, 73, of 1038 College Street, Oxford, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.

Born in Vance County, he was the son of the late Albert Franklin Harris and Effie Lassiter Harris.

Mr. Harris was a retired farmer and former employee of Camp Graham Girl Scout Camp. He was a member of First Congregational Christian Church.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at Sunset Gardens, conducted by Rev. George Williams.

Mr. Harris is survived by a brother, Johnny S. Harris.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry F. Harris.

The family will receive friends at the home of Jo Ann M. Harris, 715 New Bethel Church Road.

Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.

Paid obituary

 

 

Dorothy S. Boltz

HENDERSON — Dorothy Stanley Boltz, 95, of Henderson, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at Maria Parham Medical Center.

Born in Durham County, she was the daughter of the late William Ezra Stanley Sr. and Leola Belle O’Bryant Stanley. She was the widow of Dr. Wayne Wilson Boltz.

Mrs. Boltz was a homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist Church and the Dorothy Currin Sunday School Class.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, conducted by Dr. Ronald Cava.

Surviving are a daughter, Barbara B. Adcock and husband Billy of Henderson; a grandson, Cable Wayne Hughes of Henderson; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Louise S. Oldham, Sarah S. Johnson, Marie S. Andrews and Ruth Stanley; and a brother, William E. “W.E.” Stanley Jr.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times they will be at the home of Barbara and Billy Adcock, 219 Belmont Drive.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Children’s Ministry, P.O. Box 75, Henderson, NC 27536.

Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.

Paid obituary

 

 

Jackie Davis

HENDERSON — Jackie Davis, 53, of 4197 N.C. 39, died Aug. 13, 2013.

Arrangements will be announced by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.

 

Benjamin Dickey

HENDERSON — Benjamin Dickey, 65, of 524 East Montgomery Street, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at Duke Medical Center.

A funeral will be held at 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at the Davis-Royster Funeral Service Chapel.

The body will be on view Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Davis-Royster Funeral Service.

Arrangements are by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.

 

 

Lamont D. Fields

RALEIGH — Lamont Derrick-Ezekiel “Bud” Fields, 8, of Raleigh died on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013.

A public viewing and wake is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 16, from 1 to 6 p.m. A funeral service is scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17.

All services will be held at New Bethel Baptist Church, 613 East Avenue, Henderson, with Bishop W.E. Purvis officiating. Burial will follow in Blacknall Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Garnes and Toney Funeral Home.

 

 

Henderson Person

HENDERSON — Henderson Person, 69, of 820 Coble Blvd., died Monday, Aug. 12, 2013.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at Shiloh Kittrell Missionary Baptist Church.

The body will be on view Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Davis-Royster Funeral Service.

Arrangements are by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.

 

 

Dorothy A. Turrentine

HENDERSON — Dorothy Ann Turrentine, 68, of 1504 Maple Street, died Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at her residence.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at E.C. Terry’s Funeral Chapel with Rev. David Richardson officiating. Interment will follow in Blacknall Cemetery.

The body will be on view Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. at E.C. Terry’s Funeral and Cremation Service.

The family will receive friends at the residence.

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

 

 

Susie L. Williams

NEW YORK — Susie Marie Lewis Williams, 65, of 2991 8th Ave., died Aug. 9, 2013, at Harlem Hospital.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at the Greater Lovely Hill Missionary Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. William W. Faulcon Jr. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The body will be on view Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the R.H. Greene Funeral Home Chapel and Saturday at the church one hour prior to the service.

Arrangements are by R.H. Greene Funeral Home.