Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Apr. 15, 2013 @ 08:24 PM

Betty R. Elliott

HENDERSON — Betty Ranes Elliott, age 69, a resident of 1111 Satterwhite Point Road, died Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Rex Hospital after a long battle with cancer.

Born on Feb. 5, 1944, in Vance County, she was the daughter of the late Herbert Ranes and Frances Roberson Ranes. She was a tobacco farmer and member of Flat Rock United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, at 11 a.m., at Flat Rock United Methodist Church by the Rev. Cathy Hoyle and the Rev. Marshall Neathery. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Lawrence Elliott of the home; a brother, Wayne Ranes and his companion, Janet Deel, of Henderson; and two sisters, Janet Ross and husband, Marvin Ross III, and Kathy Newcomb, all of Henderson; and two sisters-in-law, Nancy Lamy, Jackie Brown and husband, Roger, of Greensboro. She is also survived by her nieces, Stephanie Grissom, Melonie Gupton, Lynn Nance, Michelle Pierce, Nicole Baring, Janette Johnson and Jenny Evans; nephews, Tony Ranes, Scott Ranes, Kevin Newcomb and Patrick Newcomb. She is also survived by 26 great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother in law Annie Elliott, sister in law Sarah Ranes, brother-in-law, Morris Elliott and a nephew, Paul Elliott. The family will receive friends this evening, from 7-8:30 p.m., at J.M. White Funeral Home.

Serving as pall bearers will be Patrick Bailey, Butch Spain, Dale Reese, Danny Norwood, Tony Norwood, Jackie Ellis, Alex Clark and Santiago Carrillo.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to New Life Baptist Church Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes at PO BOX 438, Henderson, NC 27536.

Arrangements are by J.M. White Funeral Home.

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Elizabeth F. Barker

LEXINGTON — Elizabeth Franklin Barker, 84, died Monday, April 15, 2013, at 4:30 a.m., at the Thomasville Medical Center in Lexington.

She was born Sept. 12, 1928, in Oxford, to the late Samuel Edward Parrott Sr. and Martha Harris Parrott. She was also the widow of the late Henry Franklin and William Leonard Barker. Barker was a member of Tabb’s Creek Baptist Church and was a scheduling clerk for Burlington Industries.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 18, 2013, at 11 a.m., at Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Chapel. Burial will follow at Meadowview Memorial Park in Oxford. The family will receive friends Thursday, from 10-11 a.m., prior to the service.

Survivors include: her daughter, Ellen Dickerson of Lexington; three sons, Larry Franklin of Denver, Don Franklin of Charlotte and Ron Franklin of Hillsboro; three grandsons; and two great-grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Carolina House of Lexington, Memory Care Unit, 161 Young Drive, Lexington, NC 27295.

The Barker family is being assisted by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home in Oxford. For online condolences, go to hallwynne.com and select obituaries.

James Crenshaw

WARRENTON — James Crenshaw, 88, died Monday, April 15, 2013, at his residence.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Blaylock Funeral Home in Warrenton.


Ervin D. Hargrove

WARRENTON — Ervin Dennis “Bodilly” Hargrove, 57, of Warrenton, died Saturday, April 13, 2013, at his residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announced later by Boyd’s Funeral Services in Warrenton.

James W. Hicks

HENDERSON — James Willoughbye Hicks, 82, a resident of 836 Rook St., Henderson, died Monday, April 15, 2013, at a local nursing home.

Memorial services will be held Thursday, April 18, 2013, at 11 a.m., at First United Methodist Church by Dr. John M. Check. The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 17, 2013, from 7-8:30 p.m., at J.M. White Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 114 Church Street, Henderson, NC 27536; or Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, 950 West Faris Rd., Greenville, SC, 29605.

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


Naomi D. Jones

MAPLEWOOD, N.J. — Naomi Dunston Jones, 85, of Maplewood, N.J., (formerly of Warren County) died Sunday, April 14, 2013, in Maplewood, N.J.

Funeral services are incomplete at this time, but will be announced later by Boyd’s Funeral Services in Warrenton.

Loretha R. Martin

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Loretha R. Martin, 61, a Vance County native, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.

She was born June 13, 1951, in Henderson, to the late Ernest and Queen Richardson.

She became a Christian at an early age and was baptized at Little Zion Holiness Church in Henderson. She later joined Kesler Temple AME Zion Church in Henderson and McKendree Simms-Brookland United Methodist Church, where she sang in the Voices of Inspiration Choir.

She married James E. Martin Sr.: they relocated to Washington, D.C., and, later, moved to New Carrollton, Md.

Loretha worked at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where her career spanned 37 years of service.

Survivors include her husband, James E. Martin Sr; two sons, Kevin of Lakeridge, Va., and James E. Martin Jr. of Chesapeake, Va.; one sister, Barbara J. Parsons, of Henderson; one brother, James A. Richardson of Henderson; and two granddaughters.

A viewing will take place Friday, April 19, 2013, from 10-11 a.m., followed by the funeral service, at 11 a.m., at McKendree-Simms Brookland United Methodist Church, 2421 Lawrence St, NE, Washington, DC 20018.

Condolences may be sent to J.B. Jenkins Funeral Home, 7474 Landover Road, Hyattsville, MD 20785.

Local announcements are provided by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.

Robert L. Parham

OXFORD — Robert Lee Parham, 65, a former resident of Granville County and a resident of Newport, died Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

A native of Granville County, the son of the late Elbert Watkins Parham and Kernie Parham Parham. He was of the Baptist faith and worked as a mechanical engineer for the U.S. Department of Defense at Cherry Point Marine Air Station.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at 11 a.m., in the Eakes Funeral Chapel in Oxford by the Rev. Johnnie Richards. Burial will be in Mt. Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Oxford.

Survivors include a twin brother, Richard W. Parham of Beach City, Texas.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Mt. Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Michael Currin, 4072 Squire Lane, Oxford, NC 27565.

Visitation will take place Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 9:30-10:45 a.m., prior to the funeral services at the Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford.

Online condolences can be made to eakesfuneralhome.com. Select obits.

Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford is assisting the Parham family.


Hellon B. Perry

HENDERSON — Hellon Beatrice Bobbitt Perry, 90, of 440 Powell St., Henderson, died Sunday, April 14, 2013, at 475 Powell St., Henderson.

Arrangements will be announced by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.

Herbert Charles Rogers

HENDERSON — Herbert Charles Rogers, 60, a resident of Green-Bullock Nursing Care in Henderson, died Saturday, April 13, 2013.

Born in Vance County, he was the son of the late John R. and Jeannette Hart Rogers. He joined Kittrell First Baptist at an early age and attended Vance County Public Schools where he graduated from the former Henderson Institute.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 18, 2013, at 2 p.m., at Kittrell First Baptist Church, by the Rev. Andre F. Gilliard. Burial will follow in the Kittrell First Baptist Memorial Garden.

Survivors include: two daughters, Eva Rogers of Durham and Tanika Johnson of Henderson; son, Antonio Terry of Henderson; one brother, Ray Charles Rogers of Franklin; and several grand and great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the residence of Kirby and Shandelan Hightower, 141 W. Andrews Ave., Henderson, Wednesday, April, 17, 2013, from 3-9 p.m. The body will be on view at the funeral home Wednesday, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and at the church one hour before the service.

Funeral arrangements are by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.


Frances B. Small

HENDERSON — Frances Mae Branch Small, 77, of 820 Coble Blvd., Apt. 3A, Henderson, died Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Durham Regional Medical Center.

The family will receive friends at 453 Finch Road, Henderson.

Arrangements will be announced by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.


Marjorie V. Turner

HENDERSON — Marjorie Van Dyke Turner, a resident of 539 Rowland St., Henderson, died Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Hock Family Pavilion in Durham.

Born in Vance County, she was the daughter of the late Jacob Lee Van Dyke and Pauline Ellington Van Dyke, and the widow of Robert J. Turner Jr. She was actively involved with the Turner Insurance Agency with her husband and continued to serve his clients after his death. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at 2 p.m., at Sunset Gardens by Dr. Ronald S. Cava.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, James A. Van Dyke.

The family will receive friends Wednesday prior to the service, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., at J.M. White Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to UCSD Foundation, Dr. Afshari Research Fellow, Shiney Eye Center, 9415 Campus Point Dr., RM 259, La Jolla, CA 92093-0946.

Arrangements are by J. M. White Funeral Home.