Friday, May 10, 2013

May. 10, 2013 @ 04:33 PM

David S. Wilkinson

OXFORD — David Scott Wilkinson, age 56, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, after a brief battle with cancer.

He was the son of Dorothy Gupton Wilkinson and the late George Propus “G.P.” Wilkinson. David was an employee with Ryder Transportation Services for over 36 years. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He loved to hunt and was a member of Providence Sporting Club. David also coached softball.

Memorial services will be held at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, at 2 p.m., Friday, May 10, 2013, by the Rev. Keith Williams and Dr. Steven Bolton. The family will receive friends from 12:30-2 p.m., prior to the service in the fellowship hall.

Surviving are his wife, Vicki Oakley Wilkinson; his daughter, Lauren Victoria Wilkinson of the home; and a stepson, Steven Robert Light of Washington, D.C.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718; or to the Granville County Animal Shelter at 5650 Cornwall Road, Oxford, NC 27565.

The Wilkinson family is being assisted by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home. For online condolences, go to and select obituaries.

Paid Obituary

Henry C. Wynne Sr.

WINSTON-SALEM — Henry Clifton Wynne Sr., 89, of Clemmons, formerly of Parham Road, Henderson, died Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

Born Feb. 8, 1924, in Vance County, he was the son of the late Willie Washington Wynne and Carrie Nelms Wynne. He was the widower of Maria Hope Wynne.

Mr. Wynne was the retired owner and operator of Wynne’s Garage. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was a member of First Baptist Church. He was affectionately known as “Honorary Mayor” of his Parham Road neighborhood.

A graveside funeral service will be held Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., at Sunset Gardens, conducted by Dr. Marion D. Lark.

Surviving are a daughter, Vickie W. Turner and husband, Robert, of Winston Salem; a son, H. Clifton Wynne Jr. and wife Connie, of Clemmons; three grandchildren, Lauren Hope Hoolehan and husband, Ed, of Hudson, Robert Carlton Turner Jr. of Greensboro and Maria Lanwei Turner of Winston-Salem; two great-grandchildren, Emma Grace Hoolehan and Thomas James Hoolehan, both of Hudson; and a faithful buddy, Bobby Ayscue of Henderson. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by seven sisters, Mary W. Hilliard, Anna Belle W. Hayes, Alma W. Smith, Jewel W. Roberts, Ida W. Hilliard, Virginia W. Finch, and Ethel W. Jordan; and three brothers, John W. Wynne, George Wynne and Walter M. Wynne.

The family will receive friends today, from 7-8:30 p.m., at Flowers Funeral Home.

Flowers will be accepted; or memorials may be made to Friends of Residents in Long Term Care, 883-C Washington Street, Raleigh, NC 27605.

The family wishes to extend a special “Thank You” to Vickie Kimmel and the staff of Mallard Ridge Assisted Living and the staff at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center for the loving care given Mr. Wynne.

Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.

Paid Obituary

John H. Hunt

HENDERSON — John Harvey Hunt, 81, died Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Maria Parham Medical Center of Henderson.

He was born to the late Sylvester and Florence Hunt Lucus on Aug. 18, 1931, in Wise.

At an early age, he joined Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, and later joined Cooks Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, where he remained an active member throughout his life.

While at Cooks Chapel, he served on the Trustee Board, the senior choir, and the Laymen’s League. He also served as church sexton for many years.

He was educated in the Warren County Public Schools, where he attended Warren County Training School in Wise.

He was employed with Harriett and Henderson Cotton Mill in Henderson for many years until he retired.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings: Sylvester Hunt Jr., Percell Hunt, Susie H. Morgan and Elizabeth H. Bobbitt.

Funeral Services will be conducted Saturday, May 11, 2013, at 1 p.m., from Cooks Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in the Warren Plains community of Warren County. The Rev. Tony W. Cozart, pastor, will deliver the eulogy. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in the Oakville Community of Warren County.

Survivors include: his wife of 52 years Odell Reid Hunt; five children: Catherine R. Andrews, Alfreda H. Evans, John H. Hunt Jr., Robert Hunt and Elaine H. Hendrick; seven grandchildren, 11 and great-grandchildren.

Hunt may be viewed today, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., in the R.H. Greene Funeral Home Chapel, and at the church one hour prior to the service.

Arrangements are by R.H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton.

Kenneth A. Johnson

HENDERSON — Kenneth Alvin Johnson, 48, of 124 Gillburg Estates Court, Henderson, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at Maria Parham Medical Center in Henderson.

He was born in Warren County on March 17, 1965, to Queen Sanders Johnson and the late Samuel Leroy Johnson.

He was educated in Warren County Public Schools and joined Vaughan Chapel Baptist Church at an early age.

He worked as a farmer for many years until his health declined.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday. May 12, 2013, at 2 p.m., at Greater Ashley Chapel Baptist Church in Vaughan with the Rev. William Everett delivering the eulogy and Pastor Milton Jones presiding. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Survivors include: his wile, Leenora Watson Johnson; two daughters: Shelia Carter of Henderson and Bertha Watson of Hollister; one son, Joshua Watson of Roanoke Rapids; his mother, Queen Johnson of Henderson; six sisters: Margret Pearson and Lorretta King, both of Williamston, Joyce Taylor of Manson, Deborah Johnson of Henderson, Bobbie Boyd of Norlina and Linda Wright of Raleigh; three brothers: Haywood Johnson of Baltimore, Md., Wayne Johnson of Columbia, Ga., and Samuel Johnson of Henderson.

A viewing will take place Saturday, May 11, 2013, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at the funeral home and at the church one hour prior to the service.

The family is receiving friends at the residence.

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Arrangements are by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.

LaDarrius A. Talley

HENDERSON — LaDarrius A. Talley, 24, of Manson, died Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Maria Parham Medical Center in Henderson.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 11, 2013, at 2 p.m., at United Solid Rock Faith. Ministries in Warrenton. The Rev. John E. Jefferson will officiate and burial will follow in Whites Grove Christian Church Cemetery in Norlina.

Survivors include: his daughter, Ameashia Moses of Oxford; his mother, Connie Jones of Manson; his father, Maurice Alston of Manson; three sisters, Alana Jones, Laela Jones and Lashaunte’ Spruill, all of Manson; his grandparents; and great-grandparents.

The body will be on view Friday, May 10, 2013, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., at Boyd’s Funeral Services Chapel in Warrenton.

Professional services are by Boyd’s Funeral Services in Warrenton.