HENDERSON — Thurston “TJ” Julius, 65, of Parker Lane, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, at Duke University Medical Center. Born in Vance County on May 20, 1956, he was the son of the late Thurston Julius Pendergrass Sr. and Geneva Lewis Pendergrass.

He was the owner and operator of Thurston Julius Haircutting, a successful barber shop where he was loved by all for more than 45 years.

Funeral services will be held today, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, at 2 p.m. at South Henderson Church of God by the Rev. Mark Bateman. A private burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.

TJ is survived by his wife, Melba Paul Julius of the home; his daughter, Gabrielle Julius Ellison and husband, Patrick, of Raleigh; and four sisters, Trudy P. Wilson and husband, Larry, Judy P. Stokes and husband, Linwood, Linda P. Barker and husband, Lewis, and Geneva P. Weaver and husband, Donnie, all of Henderson.

The family will receive friends prior to the service today at South Henderson Church of God from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to AGAPE of North Carolina, P.O. Box 985, Wake Forest, NC, 27588, or online at www.agapeofnc.org.

Arrangements are by J.M. White Funeral Home.

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