HENDERSON — The Rev. Sheila Kingsberry-Burt was born Oct. 23,1954, in Brooklyn, New York, to the late James Morrison Kingsberry and the late Sarah Lucille Judkins Johnson. She departed this life on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, at Maria Parham Hospital in Henderson.
MACON — Shirley Copley Lyles, age 88, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at Granville House in Oxford. She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Bessie Whitmore Copley, and her husband, Charles E. Lyles Sr.
HENDERSON — Windolyn Alston Fogg, 83, of 1125 E. Andrews Ave., died Nov. 19, 2020, at Duke University Hospital. She was born in Franklin County to Joe Ben Alston and Mable Wilson Alston.
LINDEN, N.J. — Velma Marie Hendricks Downey, 70, was born on April 8, 1950 in Henderson, North Carolina, to the late Will and Elizabeth Harris Hendricks. On Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, Velma departed this Earthly life at Robert W. Johnson University Hospital in Rahway, New Jersey.
NORLINA — Cleo Allen Lee, 73, was born March 27, 1947, to the late Cleophas Randolph Allen Sr. and Maggie Hicks Allen. She departed this life on Nov. 15, 2020, at her residence in Norlina.
HENDERSON — Helen Mae Kelly Glover Royster, 97, of 424 Thomas St., died Nov. 18, 2020, at Senior Citizens Home. She was born in Vance County to Cornelius and Annie Belle Thorpe Kelly.
OXFORD — Dennis Wright McGhinnis, 90, of Williamsboro Street, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, at Granville Medical Center. Born in Lunenburg County, Virginia, on April 17, 1930, he was the son of the late Doza Wright McGhinnis and Harry McGhinnis.
HENDERSON — James Harvey “Jim” Peoples Jr., 88, a resident of Vicksboro Road, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, in a local nursing home. Born on Nov. 14, 1932, in Vance County, he was the son of the late James Harvey Peoples Sr. and Edith Johnson Peoples.
HENDERSON — Emma Frances Terry Daye, 86, of Henderson, passed away Nov. 17, 2020, at Senior Citizens Home in Henderson. She was born to Willie Terry and Elnora Foster Terry on Feb. 2, 1934, in Vance County.
HENDERSON — Otho Thomas “Sonny” Hicks, 85, of Daniel Boone Trail, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, at Maria Parham Health. Born in Vance County on Dec. 25, 1934, he was the son of the late Otho Joshua Hicks and Martha Wilford Hicks.
KITTRELL — Tommie Pearce, 74, a resident of Kittrell, passed away Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, at Duke University Hospital. Born in Vance County on Jan. 25, 1946, he was the son of the late Charlie Pearce and Burline Perry Pearce Bryant, and was the widower of Laura Raines Pearce.
TIMBERLAKE — Linda Gayle Gray Prelozny, 74, of Timberlake, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. Born in Laurens County, South Carolina, she was the daughter of the late William Clifford Gray and Gussie Mae Hughes Gray.
HENDERSON — Calvin (Calvyn) Richardson, 69, of Satterwhite Point Road, died Nov. 5, 2020, at Universal Healthcare in Oxford. He was born in Vance County to Jesse James Richardson and Corine Jiggetts Richardson.
HENDERSON — Helen Irene Harris was born Nov. 18, 1948, to the late Samuel and Rosa Mae Young Harris in Franklin County, North Carolina. She departed her life on Nov. 9, 2020, at Maria Parham Health in Henderson.
WARRENTON — James Edward Kearney, of Martin Luther King Boulevard, Warrenton, died Nov. 6, 2020, at Duke Rehabilitation in Durham. He was born in Warren County to John and Annie Turner Kearney.
WARRENTON — Mckinley Wilson, 60, of Sulphur Springs Road, Warrenton, died Nov. 8, 2020, at Maria Parham Health in Louisburg. He was born in Warren County to Otis and Mattie Belle Foster Wilson.
OXFORD — Susie Novella Blackwell Peace, 75, of 4015 Destiny Drive, Oxford, died Nov. 6, 2020, at her residence. She was born in Vance County to Johnny and Anna Crews Blackwell. She was married to Deacon Arthur Peace.
NEWNAN, Ga. — Mildred Ann Rooker, loving mother, grandmother, sister, and cherished friend, went home to her Heavenly Father on Nov. 5, 2020, at the age of 71, in Newnan, Georgia, at Piedmont Newnan Hospital.
BULLOCK — April Michelle King, 37, of Highway 15 N., died Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, at her home. Born in Vance County on May 30, 1983, she was the daughter of Jill Johnson King and Milton Hartwell King II of Henderson. April was a homemaker and talented artist.
WARRENTON — Frank B. Newell III, 80, died peacefully at his home after a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia. Frank was the son of the late Frank B. Newell Jr. and Nelle Wilson Newell, and was also preceded in death by his brother, John E. Newell.
HENDERSON — Shirley Frances Ellington Wilson, 82, of Fernwood Court, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, at Maria Parham Health. Born in Vance County on Sept. 17, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Helen Thompson Ellington and Alvin Gay Ellington Sr. Shirley was a bookkeeper, having worked for …
HENDERSON — Donna Dianne Wells Grissom, 57, of Facet Road, died Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, at Duke University Hospital. Born in Fort Worth, Texas, on Oct. 15, 1963, she was the daughter of the late Donald Joseph Wells and Dianne Warrick Abbott.