Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sep. 21, 2013 @ 04:29 PM

Dieuwertje Morris

GRAFTON, Va. — Dieuwertje “Vera” Morris, 84, died Tuesday, Sept.17, 2013.

A native of Helmond, Holland, she had been a York County resident since 1977. She worked at Thalheimer’s for many years and worked in property management prior to retiring. She loved gardening and painting and was very talented at crafts, especially knitting and sewing. Her outgoing personality helped her tremendously as the U.S. Air Force sent her husband and family to duty stations in many places such as Hawaii, Ohio, Texas, Alabama, South Carolina and France.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas “Tom” Morris, formerly of Henderson.

Survivors include her sons, Reginald A. Morris of New Jersey, Ronald E. Morris and wife Rachel, and Raynald W. Morris and wife Lynn, all of Newport News, Va.; her grandchildren, Kelley Morris and Blake Morris; and her companion, Chris Anthony Milad.

The family would like to thank her extended family of Barcroft for the love and compassion shown to their mother over the years.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at Amory Funeral Home.

Vera will be laid to rest with her husband at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

Due to her love of animals, memorials may be made to the Animal Aid Society, 80 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666.

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Nathan A. Lund

STOVALL — Nathan Aaron Lund, 35, loving husband to Pam Moore Lund and loving father to Kaylee Ann Lund and Rylee Grace Lund, passed away suddenly on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013.

He was born Oct. 1, 1977, to Danny Aaron Lund (deceased) and Joni Ludwig Lund in Roswell, N.M., but grew up in Granville County.

A graduate of J.F. Webb High School, Nathan served his country in the U.S. Air Force as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician.

Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Stovall United Methodist Church with Rev. John Yount officiating.

In addition to his wife, children and his mother, Nathan is survived by his sister, Valaree Lund of Franklinton; brother, Clinton “C.P.” Lund and his wife, Crystal Smiley Lund, of Clarksville and their daughter, Caitlin Paige Lund, and son, Ronnie Gage Lund; and maternal grandmother, Marjorie Joan Lund of Bullock.

The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service and at the home of Ruth Matthews.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to an educational fund for Nathan’s girls, c/o SECU, Lorraine Whitley, 801 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27603.

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Norman R. Hill

HENDERSON — Norman Raymond Hill, 89, a resident of 909 Hargrove St., died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at Kerr Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by J.M. White Funeral Home.



Marcus L. Powell Jr.

OXFORD — Col. Marcus L. Powell Jr., U.S. Army Ret., 94, a resident of 508 East Spring Street, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at Oxford United Methodist Church, led by Rev. David Haley. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall one hour prior to the service. Following the service, the family will host a luncheon at Thorndale Country Club.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oxford United Methodist Church, 105 West McClanahan Street, Oxford, NC 27565, or to Oxford Presbyterian Church, 121 Gilliam Street, Oxford, NC 27565.

Arrangements are by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home, which accepts online condolences at



Mattie M. Stokes

LOUISBURG — Mattie Mae Stokes, 62, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.

Memorial services will be held Sunday, Sept. 22, at 2 p.m. in the Richardson Funeral Home Chapel with Bernice Richardson, minister, officiating.

Arrangements are by Richardson Funeral Home.



Elizabeth A. Williams

MANSON — Elizabeth Allen Williams, 77, of 1113 North Piney Grove Road, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at her residence.

Arrangements will be announced by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.