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TOWNSVILLE — Rosa Beatrice Elam Evans, 93, of 695 Keeton Road, Townsville, died April 8, 2021, at her residence. She was born in Charlotte County, Virginia, to the late William Henry Elam and Mary Jane Price Elam.

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RIDGEWAY — James Otis Clark Sr., 71, of Rogers Place, Ridgeway, died April 4, 2021, at Maria Parham Health. He was born in Warren County to Alex Clark and Louise Valentine Clark.

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HENDERSON — Demonte’ Maleek Southerland, 21, of Fred Royster Road, died April 5, 2021, at Maria Parham Health. He was born in Vance County to Amanda Dawson and Travis Southerland.

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OXFORD — William Wright “Billy” Burroughs, 90, of Oxford, died Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in the home that he loved for 65 years surrounded by family.

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HENDERSON — Fannie Jane Hargrove Clements, 98, of 436 Sycamore Lane, died March 31, 2021, at Senior Citizens Home. She was born in Vance County to Tommie and Essie Marrow Hargrove.

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HENDERSON — Cheryl Jean Miles, 61, of 298 Gholson Ave., died March 31, 2021, at Duke Regional Hospital. She was born in Vance County to the late Thurston and Eva Shearin Miles.

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NEWARK, N.J. — Marjorie Frances Marrow Burwell, 73, a Vance County native, died March 26, 2021, at her residence in Newark, New Jersey. She was the daughter of the late Sylvester and Mary Lou Bullock Marrow.

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MACON — On Sunday, April 4, 2021, Ronald Benton (Benny) Hilliard, age 69, was called home by his Heavenly Father surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Bobby Harrell on Wednesday, April 7, at 11 a.m. at Macon Baptist Church with burial to follow at Greenwood C…

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HENDERSON — Evelyn Grey Henderson, 85, of Carmel Ridge Road, passed away April 2, 2021, at Maria Parham Health. She was born in Vance County to John Monroe Henderson and Emma Lane Henderson.

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HENDERSON — Lawrence Ray Miles, 60, of 820 Coble Blvd., Apt. 2A, passed away April 2, 2021, at Maria Parham Health. He was born in Vance County to Richard and Mary Elizabeth Hanks Miles.

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HENDERSON — Deacon Graham Venable Jr., 86, of 46 Howell Road, died March 30, 2021, at Maria Parham Health. He was born in Vance County to Graham Venable Sr. and Celester Marrow Venable.

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HENDERSON — Jennie Ann Mayfield Wilson, 65, of 115 North St., died March 30, 2021, at Duke University Hospital. She was born in Warren County to James and Mary Champ Mayfield.

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OXFORD — William Leonard Pruitt, age 95, died on March 31, 2021, at his residence after many years of declining health. He was the son of the late Bailey William Pruitt and Lucy Hobgood Pruitt. He grew up on the family tobacco farm in Granville County. He was a graduate of Oxford High School.

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HENDERSON — Elizabeth Townes Bullock, 78, of 755 Warren Bullock Road, died March 25, 2021, at her residence. She was born in Vance County to Sidney and Alliebeth Henderson Townes.

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HENDERSON — A’Nyjha Maurice Jones, 23, 3544 N.C. 39 South, died March 27, 2021. He was born in Vance County to Tinesha Douglas and Anthony Jones.

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HENDERSON — Stephen Frank Pearson, 57, passed away Thursday, March 25, 2021, at the VA Hospital in Durham, North Carolina.

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HENDERSON — Smith Allen Jones Jr., 72, son of the late Smith Allen Jones Sr. and Lucy Jones, was born in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, on June 18, 1948. He departed this life on March 24, 2021, at his residence in Henderson.

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HENDERSON — Claudia Maria Roberson Hunt, 73, a lifelong resident of Henderson, died Saturday, March 27, 2021, at Maria Parham Health. Born in Vance County on Feb. 3, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth Knight “K.K.” Roberson and Marie Briggs Roberson and was the widow of Willie Gr…

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HENDERSON — James Elvis “Mane”Miles, 39, of Church Street, died March 20, 2021, in Franklin County. He was born in Granville County to James Edward Miles and Peggy Nelson Miles.

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LITTLETON — Rachel Partain Mohorn, 83, of Littleton, passed on Saturday, March 20, 2021.

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HENDERSON — William Lewis Mustian (Bill), 75, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at his home in Henderson. He was born Dec. 6, 1945, in Warren County, a son of the late William A. Mustian and Sadie C. Mustian. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Al, Billy and John Mustian; and tw…

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HENDERSON — Violet Ayscue Hoyle, 72, of Henderson, died Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at her home.

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HENDERSON — Maurice Edward Harrison Sr., 78, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at his residence in Henderson, North Carolina. He was born on Dec. 4, 1942, to the parentage of the late James Adam Harrison and Betty Taylor Harrison.

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HENDERSON — Amayah Renee Amour’ Henderson, 5 months, of 334 Davis St., died March 21, 2021, at Duke University Hospital in Durham. She was born in Durham County to Ja’Niyah Williams and Perrion Henderson.

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HENDERSON — Charlotte Ann Roberson Hedgepeth, 85, of Parham Road, died Sunday, March 21, 2021, at her daughter’s home. Born in Franklin County on May 18, 1935, she was the daughter of the late David Lee Roberson and Mary Tucker Roberson and was the widow of Joseph Daniel Hedgepeth.

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KITTRELL — Savannah Wells Finch, 77, of Spring Creek Lane, passed away Saturday, March 13, 2021, at Granville Medical Center. Born in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, on Aug. 21, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Walter Irvin Wells and Sadie Ball Rainey, and was the widow of Carl Herndon Finch.

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OXFORD — Jane Negus Rush, 83, of Samuels Court, died Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at her home. Born on June 28, 1937, in Franklinville, New York, she was the daughter of the late Warren E. Negus and Kathryn C. Boyer Negus. She attended Grove City College in Pennsylvania and this is where she met…

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HENDERSON — Luvenia Evans Hargrove Wimbush, 96, of N. Pinkston Street, died March 16, 2021, in Oxford, North Carolina. She was born in Vance County to the Rev. Clarence Evans and Nancy Bullock Evans.

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BUTNER — Don Ellington Judkins, a resident of Murdoch Center in Butner, was born in Vance County on March 26, 1954, to the late Claude Howard Judkins Sr. and Mary Alice Bullock Judkins. He departed this life on March 16, 2021, at Duke Regional Hospital in Durham.

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WARRENTON — William Edward Bullock Sr., 93, of 1042 No Bottom Road, Warrenton, died March 14, 2021, at Maria Parham Health. He was born in Warren County to Edward and Lou Ella Bullock.

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HENDERSON — Bettie Lou Hicks Henley, 78, of Garrett Road, died Monday, March 15, 2021, at her home. Born in Granville County on June 5, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Sam Hicks Sr. and Eva May Hicks. She was a former member of Grace Baptist Church.

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KITTRELL — Carroll Jimmy Hill, 76, of Dixie Drive, Kittrell died March 8, 2021, at his residence. He was born in Washington, D.C., to Robert and Helen Butler Hill.

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HENDERSON — James Brent Montgomery, 50, of Hedrick Drive, died Monday, March 15, 2021, at UNC Hospitals. Born in Guilford County on July 8, 1970, he was the son of James Larry Montgomery and Anne Cape Montgomery of Henderson.