The Herald-Sun from Durham, North Carolina (2024)

1. I PAGE C2 THE HERALD -SUN, DURHAM, N.C. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 1994 OBITUARIES Louis Recchino, newspaper publisher Associated Press VINELAND, N.J. Louis Recchino, president and publisher of The Daily Journal of Vineland, died Sunday after collapsing while golfing. He was 37.

Salem County Medical Examiner Dr. Vedat I. Atlig said Recchino died of an apparent heart DURHAM COUNTY Mr. Charles N. Boothe Mrs.

Beulah C. Edward Mr. Willie L. Ellison Mr. Scott D.

Freeman Mrs. Lillian T. Moore Mrs. Theressa D. Rains Mrs.

Blanche Smith Mr. Albert Tapp Mrs. Margaret Troutman ORANGE COUNTY Mr. Arna Englund Mr. Chester L.

Robinson Mrs. Jessie I. Schmidt OTHER Mrs. Barbara Burchette Mr. Percy C.

Burns Jr. Mrs. Lilly W. Chandler Mrs. Barbara B.

Cooke Mr. George D. Cromartie Mrs. Effie M. Herron Mr.

James W. Hudson Jr. Mr. David L. Johnson Mr.

Moses Pettiford Mr. Willard Small Mrs. Daisy M. Smith Ms. Johnsie M.

Thomas Mr. Nathaniel Thornton Mrs. Alta E. Witt MR. CHARLES N.

BOOTHE Mr. Charles Norville Boothe, 66, of 5400 Vicksburg Lane, died Tuesday, June 21, at his home after several months of illness. Mr. Boothe was a lifelong resident of Durham County and was educated in the former Durham County schools. Before retiring in 1986, he was employed by American Tobacco Co.

for 38 years. At the time of his retirement, he was a machine adjuster. Mr. Boothe was a member of Northern Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m.

Thursday in Clements Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Harry Brown and the Rev. Billy Toler. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Surviving are his wife, Mrs.

Clarice Rhew Boothe; a son, Mr. Ronnie Boothe of Durham; a sister, Mrs. Fannie Mae Goodwin of Durham; and two brothers, Mr. J.D. Boothe and Mr.

Claude Boothe, both of Durham. The family will receive visitors from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and at other times at the home of Mr. J.D.

Booth at 5404 Vicksburg Lane. Memorials may be made to Triangle Hospice 1804 W. Southern Parkway, Suite 112, Durham 27707. MRS. BEULAH C.

EDWARD Mrs. Beulah Coley Edward, of Hillhaven Nursing Center, died Monday, June 20. Arrangements were incomplete Tuesday at Scarborough Hargett Memorial Chapel. MR. WILLIE L.

ELLISON A graveside service for Mr. Willie Lindsay Ellison, 89, formerly of 1204 Cooper who died Monday, June 20, will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Beechwood Cemetery by the Rev. Philip R. Cousin Jr.

Mr. Ellison was a native of Winnesboro, S.C. He was employed by American Tobacco Capital Cities Broadcasting and VanGaurd Security. Mr. Ellison was a World War II Army veteran.

He was a member of White Rock Baptist Church, where he was a member of the MooreKennedy Bible Class and College View District. Mr. Ellison was also a member of American Legion, Weaver Post 175. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Hazel E.

Williams of Washington and Ms. Lilla F. Ellison and Mrs. Carmen E. Dorsey, both of Durham; a son, Mr.

David P. Ellison of White Plains, two sisters, Mrs. Marie Betts and Mrs. Maxine King, Hall-Wynnel FUNERAL SERVICE 1113 W. Main St.

688-6337 both of Durham; 12 grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren. The family will receive visitors from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Fisher Funeral Parlor. MR.

SCOTT D. FREEMAN Mr. Scott Douglas Freeman, of 1138 Raynor died Tuesday, June 21, at his home. Arrangements were incomplete at Scarborough Hargett Memorial Chapel. MRS.

LILLIAN T. MOORE Mrs. Lillian Turrentine Moore, of 1008 Delray died Saturday, June 18. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Orange Grove Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Mr. Gerald D. Moore of Durham; two brothers, Mr. Nathaniel Turrentine and Mr. Ernest Turrentine, both of Durham; and a sister, Mrs.

Lucille R. Richardson of the home. Arrangements are by Scarbor.ough Hargett Memorial Chapel. MRS. THERESSA D.

RAINS The funeral for Mrs. Theressa DeVaughn Rains, 74, of 1-E Lawson who died Saturday, June 18, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Mount Calvary United Church of Christ, Athens Street, by the Rev. Dr. J.

Cecil Cheek. Burial will be in Beechwood Cemetery. Arrangements are by Ellis D. Jones Sons Funeral Directors. MRS.

BLANCHE SMITH A graveside service for Mrs. Blanche Smith, 90, of 411 S. LaSalle who died Monday, June 20, will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in Glennview Memorial Park by the Rev. James "Pete' McCoy.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Arrangements are by Fisher Funeral Parlor. MR. ALBERT TAPP A graveside service for Mr. Albert Tapp, 71, of 410 Cecil who died Monday, June 20, will be conducted at 1 p.m.

Thursday in Glennview Memorial Park by the Rev. Dennis Davis. Mr. Tapp was a native of Person County and was a selfemployed mechanic. He was a World War II Army veteran.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Sheila Daniels of Norfolk, Ms. Lizzette Tapp of Durham and Mrs. Alecia Mitchell of Charlotte; two sons, Mr. Rodney Tapp of Latham, and Mr.

Walter Tapp of Charlotte; a brother, Mr. Earl Brooks of Portsmouth, seven grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren. The family will receive visitors from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. today at Fisher Funeral Parlor.

MRS. MARGARET TROUTMAN Mrs. Margaret Cannada Troutman, 91, of 2701 Vineyard died Monday, June 20, in Durham Regional Hospital. Mrs. Troutman was a lifelong resident of Durham and was a member of Lakewood United Methodist Church.

A committal service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the Salem United Methodist Church cemetery. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Julia E. Wilkins of Durham; a brother, Mr.

L. Clyde Cannada of Fayetteville; and 10 nieces and nephews. Instead of flowers, memorials may be made to Lakewood United Methodist Church in Durham or to a favorite charity. Arrangements are by Howerton Bryan Funeral Home in Durham and Hartsell Funeral Home in Albemarle. MR.

ARNA ENGLUND CHAPEL HILL Mr. Arna Englund, 71, of Willow Springs Long Term Care, died Tuesday in UNC Hospitals. Mr. Englund was a native of Sweden and was a retired sales-. man.

The funeral will be conducted attack. Recchino was named president and publisher of The Daily Journal in 1992. He joined Gannett Go. in 1976 as a clerk at the Courier-Post of Cherry Hill. Flowerton Bryan FUNERAL HOME and Cremation Services 1005 W.

Main St. 682-5464 MARGARET C. TROUTMAN 11:30 a.m. Friday Salem United Methodist Cemetery, le, NC at 10 a.m. today in Bethel Baptist Church by the Rev.

Cameron Currie. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Marie Englund; a daughter, Mrs. Lynn Morgan of Norfolk, two sons, Mr.

Arne Englund of Raleigh and Mr. Brett Englund of Chapel Hill; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Shaw of Matawan, N.J.; two brothers, Mr. George Englund of Venice, and Mr. Carl Englund of North Fort Myers, and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church. Arrangements are by Walker's Funeral Home. MR. CHESTER L. ROBINSON CHAPEL HILL Mr.

Chester Lee Robinson, 69, of Route 6, Box 431, Chapel Hill, died Sunday, June 19, in UNC Hospitals. Mr. Robinson was a member of Haw River Baptist Church, where he was a member of the trustee board and sang with the Wandering Stars for 39 years. Before retiring, he was employed at the UNC Power Plant. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m.

Thursday in Haw River Baptist Church in Chatham County by the Rev. R.D. James. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs.

Martha L. Robinson; a daughter, Ms. Gloria E. Robinson of Carrboro; a son, Mr. Willie L.C.

Robinson Jr. of Chapel Hill; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth E. Funderbuck and Mrs. Geraldine Thomas, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Mrs.

Eva Mae Sanders of Washington; three brothers, Mr. Troy Robinson of Brooklyn, Mr. Bobby Robinson of Greenville, S.C., and Mr. John Neil of Warsaw; and four grandchildren. The family will receive visitors from 7 p.m.

to 8 p.m. today at Jones Funeral Home and at other times at the home. MRS. JESSIE I. SCHMIDT Mrs.

Jessie Irene Schmidt, 85, of Carolina Meadows Retirement Center, died Monday, June 20, at Carolinas Meadows Health Clinic. Mrs. Schmidt was a native of Allendale, and was a homemaker. She was a member of Allendale Wesleyan Methodist Church. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m.

Thursday, June 30, at Carolina Meadows. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Donna Tracy and Mrs. Shelby Hopper, both of Chapel Hill; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Millard of Grand Rapids, and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Carolina Meadows White Room, 500 Carolina Meadows, Chapel Hill 27514. Arrangements are by Walker's Funeral Home. MRS. BARBARA BURCHETTE WARRENTON Mrs. Barbara Martin Burchette, 58, died Tuesday, June 21, at Warren Hills Nursing Center.

Arrangements were incomplete at Brown's Funeral Services. MR. PERCY C. BURNS JR. SANFORD Mr.

Percy Campbell Burns 68, of 2477 Buckhorn Road, died Monday, June 20, in Central Carolina Hospital. Mr. Burns was a retired sawmill owner and operator. He was a member of Salem Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m.

today in Salem Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Robert Bradham and the Rev. J.B. Garrett. Burial will be in Moore Union Cemetery.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ann Oldham of Sanford; a son, Mr. Percy B. Burns III of Virginia Beach, two brothers, Mr. Ussery Burns and Mr.

K.P. Burns, both of Sanford; a sister, Mrs. Mary Belle Burns of Sanford; five grandchildren; five stepchildren; and seven stepgrandchildren. Memorials may be made to HUDSON FUNERAL HOME 211 S. Miami Blvd.

596-8269 WILLIE LEE CHURCHILL Wednesday 3 p.m. Hudson Funeral Chapel Golden Rule Funeral Home" Clements FUNERAL SERVICE Obituary Information 248-9600 Durham 286-1224 Hillsborough 732-8002 CHARLES NORVILLE BOOTHE Thursday 2:00 p.m. Clements Chanel the American Cancer Society, Lee County Unit, 503 Carthage Sanford 27330. Arrangements are by RogersPickard Funeral Home. MRS.

LILLY W. CHANDLER JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Mrs. Lilly Webber Chandler, 88, of 1071 S. Edgewood Ave.

and formerly of the Long's Chapel community in Alamance County, N.C., died Monday, June 20, at her home after a year of declining health. Mrs. Chandler was a native of Earl, N.C., and was a homemaker. She was a member of Edgewood Avenue Christian Church in Jacksonville. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m.

Friday in Long's Chapel United Church of Christ in Alamance County by the Rev. Homer Frye. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mary Ann Bliss of Jacksonville; two sons, Mr. William H.

Chandler of Destin, and Mr. Robert C. Chandler of Bradenton, 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Arrangements are by McClure Funeral Home in Graham, N.C. MRS.

BARBARA B. COOKE OXFORD Mrs. Barbara Barger Cooke, 55, of 4569 Watkins Road, died Tuesday, June 21, in Durham Regional Hospital. Arrangements were incomplete at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford. MR.

GEORGE D. CROMARTIE RALEIGH Mr. George DuHadway Cromartie, 83, of Glenaire, died Tuesday, June 21, in Glenaire Health Center. Mr. Cromartie was a native of Bladen County.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Montlawn Memorial Park. Surviving are two daughters, Ms. Anne C.

Burton of Durham and Ms. Urbanna C. Gupton of Raleigh; two sons, retired Col. George D. Cromartie Jr.

of Springfield, and Mr. David E. Cromartie of Raleigh; two sisters, Ms. Victoria C. Hill of Hopewell, and Ms.

Urbanna C. Crawley of Fayetteville; a brother, Mr. William K. Cromartie of Greensboro; eight grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren. The family will receive visitors from 7 p.m.

to 9 p.m. today at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, St. Mary's Street Chapel. MRS. EFFIE M.

HERRON SANFORD Mrs. Effie Ann Mashburn Herron, 82, of Route 3, Sanford, died Tuesday, June 21, in Central Carolina Hospital. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Carbonton United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jean "Sally" Lawton and Ms. Celia Herron, both of Sanford; two sisters, Mrs. Bonnie Murrow of Siler City and Mrs. Mae Mashburn of Goldston; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive visitors from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chatham County, Old Graham Road, Pittsboro 27312. MR.

JAMES W. HUDSON JR. ROANOKE RAPIDS Mr. James Walton "Jimmy" Hudson 68, of Route 1, Box 347-B, Roanoke Rapids, died Tuesday, June 21, in Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville. Mr.

Hudson was a native of Halifax County and was a retired contractor. He was a World War II veteran. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Hockaday Funeral Chapel by the Rev. McCoy Moore.

Burial will be in Cedarwood Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Shirley Hall Hudson; a son, Mr. Danny Hudson Sr. of Roanoke Rapids; his mother, Mrs.

Ida Daniels Christian of Mechanicsville, a sister, Mrs. Myra Williams of Mechanicsville; two brothers, Mr. Duvall Hudson of Roanoke Rapids and Mr. Dale Hudson of Gallatin, four grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren. The family will receive visitors from 7:30 p.m.

to 9 p.m. today at Hockaday Funeral Home. MR. DAVID L. JOHNSON GRAHAM Mr.

David Lee Johnson, 55, of 525 Wildwood Lane, died Monday, June 20, after 13 months of declining health. Mr. Johnson, a native of Alamance County, was a graduate of Graham High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a personnel manager with Burlington Industries Pioneer Plant, where he had worked for 27 years. Mr.

Johnson was a member of First United Methodist Church of Graham. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. today in First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Graham Memorial Park. Surviving are his wife, Mrs.

Vicki Massengill Johnson; a son, Mr. Jeff Johnson of Bethlehem; a daughter, Ms. Natalie Johnson of Durham; two stepsons, Mr. Todd Holt of Norfolk, and Mr. Trent Holt of Rougemont; a stepdaughter, Ms.

Tara Holt of the home; his parents, Obie T. and Carmen Beaver Johnson of Graham; two brothers, Mr. Tyson Johnson of Graham and Mr. Dennis Johnson of Statesville; and his grandmother, Ms. Gertrude Beaver Shallotte.

The family will receive visitors at the home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 422 S. Spring Burlington 27215; or to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, 317 N. Graham-Hopedale Road, Burlington 27217. MR.

MOSES PETTIFORD ROXBORO Mr. Moses Pettiford, 42, of 119 Cleveland Lane, died Saturday, June 18, in Person County Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in New Hope Person Baptist Church by the Rev. W.L.

Richardson. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Surviving are his parents, Annie and Earlie Thomas Pettiford of Roxboro; three sisters, Ms. Lillian Bumpass and Ms. Queen Clayton, both of Timberlake, and Ms.

Dorothy Pettiford of Roxboro; and two brothers, Mr. Edward Thomas Pettiford of Timberlake and Mr. Larry Pettiford of Roxboro. The family will receive visitors from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

today at Cunningham Nelson Funeral Home. MR. WILLARD SMALL HENDERSON Mr. Willard Small, 47, of Plum Nutty Road, died Monday, June 19, in Maria Parham Hospital. Arrangements were incomplete Tuesday at E.C.

Terry's Funeral Service. MRS. DAISY M. SMITH ROXBORO Mrs. Daisy McKinney Smith, 90, of 620 N.

Main died Tuesday, June 21, at Carver Living Center in Durham after a long illness. Mrs. Smith was a native of FUNERAL PLANNING: Make it less difficult by asking questions NOW. 1 Howerton Bryan offers pre-planning and pre-funding for traditional funeral and cremation services. James W.

Dodson Howerton Bryan Funeral Home Funeral Service Cremation Service 682-5464 1005 WEST MAIN ST. DURHAM, N.C, 27701 Halifax County, and was a retired employee of Tultex Corp. She was of the Baptist faith. The funeral will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the Strickland Funeral Home chapel by the Rev.

Herbert Brown. Burial will be in Person Memorial Cemetery. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Sallie Maude McKinney Miller of South Boston, and several nieces and nephews. MS.

JOHNSIE M. THOMAS SANFORD Ms. Johnsie Murphy Thomas, 63, of 7208 White Hill Road, died Tuesday, June 21. Arrangements were incomplete at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home. MR.

NATHANIEL THORNTON OXFORD Mr. Nathaniel Thornton, 87, of 3709 Salem Road, died Tuesday, June 21, in Duke University Hospital. Mr. Thornton was a native of Granville County and was a member of New Hope Granville Baptist Church. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m.

Friday in New Hope Granville Baptist Church by the Rev. Sir Walter Mack Jr. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Foy Downey Thornton; three sons, Mr.

John Thornton of Plainfield, N.J., Mr. Lue Pervis Thornton of Henderson and Mr. William R. Thornton of Irvington, N.J.; five daughters, Mrs. Flossie Bass, Mrs.

Esther Terry, Mrs. Hallie Allen, Mrs. Estelle Puryear and Mrs. Geneva Hicks, all of Oxford; three brothers, Mr. Tom Lue Thornton Mr.

Lue Pervis Thornton Sr. and Mr. Horace Andrew Thornton, all of Oxford; five sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Smith, Ms. Estelle Thornton, Mrs.

Bessie Mae Jones, Mrs. Hattie Pettiford and Mrs. Estoria Gregory, all of Oxford; 12 grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren; and 10 stepgrandchildren. The family will receive visitors from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

today at Wright Funeral Home and at other times at 212 Orange St. MRS. ALTA E. WITT ELON COLLEGE Mrs. Alta Irene Easton Witt, 87, of 510 S.

Williamson died Tuesday, June 21, in Alamance Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Witt was a native of Port Clinton, Ohio, and was a member of Macedonia Lutheran Church. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Macedonia Lutheran Church by the Rev.

John Earp. Burial will be in Alamance Memorial Park. Surviving are her husband, Mr. Donald Frederick Witt; two daughters, Mrs. Karen Ellenberg of Bradenton, and Mrs.

Mary Gene Hicks of Phoenix; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Lockard of Toledo, Ohio, Mrs. Mildred Druyor of State Line, Mrs. Thelma Baaske of Sandusky, Ohio, and Mrs. Donna Myers of Port Clinton, Ohio; a brother, Mr.

Carlton Easton of Oak Harbor, Ohio; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive visitors from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Rich Thompson Mortuary and at other times at the home. Memorials may be made to Macedonia Lutheran Church, 421 W.

Front Burlington 27215. Scarborough Hargett, Inc. MEMORIAL CHAPELS GARDENS LICENSED FUNERAL SERVICES SINCE 1888 306 S. ROXBORO 682-1171 MRS. ROSA CARRINGTON MOORE Wednesday 1 p.m.

St. John Baptist Church Rev. R. L. Daniels, officiating Visitation Tuesday 7 to 8 Chapel Interment Glennview, M.P.

MRS. AUDREY LOIS WHITLEY Wednesday 10 a.m. Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Dr. Perry High, officiating Visitation Tuesday 5:45 to 6:45 P.M.

Interment Rocky Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery MRS. LILLIAN TURRENTINE MOORE Saturday 11 a.m. Memorial Services Only Orange Grove Baptist Church Highway 50 NO VISITATION MR. SCOTT DOUGLAS FREEMAN 1138 Raynor St. Arrangements Incomplete MRS.

BEULAH COLEY EDWARD 411 Hillhaven Nursing Center Arrangement incomplete.

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