Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Mar. 12, 2013 @ 08:45 PM

Celestine E. Jefferson

TOWNSVILLE — Celestine Evans “Sister” Jefferson, 57, of 2266 Tungsten Mine Road, Townsville, died Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Maria Parham Medical Center in Henderson.

She was born on Nov. 11, 1955, in Mecklenburg County, Va., to the late Eugene and Fannie Hargrove Evans. She was educated in Vance County Public Schools and joined Island Hill United Church of Christ at an early age. She later joined Victory Temple of Deliverance and Jireh Ministry in 1998. She was employed with J.P. Taylor Tobacco Company for over 20 years.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 15, 2013, at 2 p.m., at Woodsworth Baptist Church with Pastor John E. Jefferson of Island Hill United Church of Christ officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Survivors include: her husband, Glenn Jefferson of the home; two daughters, Glennielle Jefferson of the home and Felicia Terry of the Willlamsboro community; one son, Kelmon Evans, of the home; two grandchildren; three sisters: Marie Jefferson of Henderson, Justine Evans of Townsville and Anita Evans of Henderson; and nine brothers, James H. Evans, Anthony R. Evans, Sylvester V. Evans and Melvin E. Evans, all of Henderson, Carlton Evans of Oxford, and Luther Evans, Morris A. Lawrence, Leonard Evans and Otis J. Evans, all of Townsville.

A viewing will take place Thursday, March 14, 2013, from noon-6 p.m., at the funeral home and at the church one hour prior to the service.

The family is receiving friends at the residence.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements are by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.

Edward G. Lewis

HENDERSON — Edward Genatious “E.G.” Lewis, 88, of 105 Sunset Circle, Henderson, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Maria Parham Medical Center in Henderson.

Born in Warren County, he was the son of the late Pearlie Edward Lewis and Effie Lloyd Lewis.

Lewis was a former electrician at Lauren’s Glass and Harriet & Henderson Yarns Inc. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in Sicily. He was a member of First Baptist Church. Leisure activities focused around boating, fishing and spending time with his family.

A graveside memorial service, with Military Honors, will be held Thursday, March 14, 2013, at 3 p.m., at Elmwood Cemetery, conducted by Dr. Ronald Cava and the Rev. Frank Sossamon.

Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Jewel Allen Lewis; a daughter, Dianne Lewis Shope of Greensboro; a son, Hugh E. Lewis of Raleigh; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Maxine L. Merritt, and a brother, Linwood D. “L.D.” Lewis.

The family will receive friends at the home, 105 Sunset Circle, Henderson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 75, Henderson, NC 27536.
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.