Bob G. Johnson
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Bob G. Johnson, 68, a native of Winston - Salem, died December 20, 2001.
A Mass of Christian burial was conducted at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church by the Rev. Paschal Kniew, O.S.B. Burial was in Rosewood memorial Park, Holloman - Brown Funeral Home was in chare. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Diabetes Association,
Johnson was the owner of Safety Management Inc. and a Marine Corps aviator.
Survivors include his wife, June Johnson; three sons, Philip Johnson of Martinsville, Robert Johnson of Corapeake and Christopher Baxter Johnson of Chesapeake; two sisters, JoAnne Siebert and Rebecca Sadler; a brother, Gary Johnson; and a grandson.
AHOSKIE - Sarah Davis, 84, a native of Cofield, died December 21, 2001.
A funeral was conducted at Hunter's Funeral Home Chapel, Ahoskie, by the Rev. James R. Wiggins, Burial was in the Vaughn family cemetery, Cofield.
Survivors include four brothers, Archie Lassiter of Gates, Daniel Lassiter of Cofield, Norman and Willie Lassiter, both of Ahoskie; four sisters, Hattie Combs of Petersburg, Va., Emma Ward of Ahoskie, Carrie Reid and Wilma Askew, both of Cofield.
GATES - Pattie Armstrong, 78, died December 24, 2001, in Greensboro.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Hunter's Funeral Home, Ahoskie, is in charge.
Samuel L. Armstead
PLYMOUTH - Samuel Lee Armstead, 69, retired U.S. Navy, departed this life January 18, 2002 at his residence in Plymouth, NC.
A funeral will be held at the New Chapel Baptist Church, located at the comer of Madison and Third Street in Plymouth at 1 p.m., January 24, 2002. A wake will be held from 7 - 9 p.m., January 23, 2002 at New Chapel Baptist Church.
Armstead was a 1950 graduate of Plymouth Colored High School. While in high school, he was employed at the Roanoke Beacon newspaper and was employed there until 1952 when he joined the U.S. Marine Corps. He was in the Marine Corps until September 1955 when he joined the U.S. Navy. He retired from the Navy in 1983 after serving 28 years. Armstead received numerous awards for outstanding service over the years.
After retiring from the Navy, Armstead was employed with Simmons Funeral Home, The Washington County Sheriff's Department, the Washington County Board of Education and Toodle's Funeral Home. Armstead served his community through membership in the Carthagenia Masonic Lodge #38, the Scottish Rite Consistory #248 and the DAV Chapter #48. He was a member of New Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, the New Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Choir and the Golden Jubilee Quartet.
Survivors include his wife, Doris M. Armstead; one son, Samuel M. Armstead of Gatesville; six stepchildren, Quinterlene Bowens, Clifton Britton, Sharon Britton Irby, Vanessa Joyner, Natlie Baker and Lisa Cooley; six sisters, Eloise Armstead, Mary Moore, Elizabeth Armstead, Elnora Armstead, Evelyn White and Delois Wells; two brothers, Lawrence Owens and William Morris Armstead; one granddaughter; 16 step grandchildren.
GATES - Shirley Eure, 64, a native of Gates, died Jan. 10, 2002, at his residence.
A funeral was conducted Tuesday at Stoney Branch Baptist Church, Gates. Burial was in the Cross family cemetery. Hunter's Funeral Home, Inc., Ahoskie, was in charge.
Eure was a mechanic with Norfolk Naval Yard and a member of Stoney Branch Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Leebell Eure of Gates; four sons, Preston T. Eure, Andrea Eure and Christopher A. Eure, all of Gates and Willis E. Moody of Franklin, Va.; a daughter, Shirley Mae White of Suffolk; his mother, Elzaner Eure of Gates; and one brother, Charlie Eure of Roduco.
Hazel M. Parker
GATES - Hazel Matthews Parker, 89, a native of Gates, died Jan. 15, 2002, in Nansemond Pointe Convalescent Center, Suffolk, Va. She was the widow of Elton Parker.
A funeral was conducted Thursday in Reynoldson Baptist Church by the Rev. Billy Presley. Burial was in the church cemetery. Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville, was in charge. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions in her memory be directed to Reynoldson Baptist Church, Gates, NC 27937.
Mrs. Parker was a homemaker and a member of Reynoldson Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sisters, Evelyn M. Prince of Portsmouth, Etheleen M. Ward of Chesapeake, Va., and Virginia D. Matthews of Suffolk.
Thurman G. Bunch
GATES - Thurman Glenn Bunch, 96, a native of Gates County, died Jan. 15, 2002, in Downeast Health and Rehab. He was the widower of Ethelyn Liverman Bunch.
A funeral was conducted Wednesday in Reynoldson Baptist Church by the Rev. Billy Presley. Burial was in the church cemetery. Harrell Funeral Home, Gatesville, was in charge.
Bunch was a member of Reynoldson Baptist Church and retired from the State Highway Dept. of Virginia.
Survivors include two sons, Thurman L. Bunch of Gatesville and Maxey Bunch of Bath; six grandchildren; and five great - grandchildren.
Lillian H. Stallings
BELVIDERE - Lillian Hendrix Stallings, 87, a native of Gates County, died Jan. 15, 2002, in Country Oaks, Manor, Hertford. She was the widow of William Jethro Stallings.
A funeral was conducted Friday at Sandy Cross Baptist Church by the Rev. E. Vernon Gilmer Jr. Burial was in the church cemetery. Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville, is in charge.
Mrs. Stallings was a homemaker and member of Sandy Cross Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary S. Sherard of Suffolk and Shirley S. Verret of Virginia Beach; a son, Barry Stallings of Belvidere; three sisters, Vivian Stallings of Belvidere, Frances Bazemore of Corapeake and Nita Trotman of Hobbsville; two brothers, Robert Hendrix of Hobbsville and Jim Hendrix of Suffolk; five grandchildren; and a great - grandson.
CORAPEAKE - Mildred Boyce, 69, a native of North Carolina, died January 14, 2002, at her residence. She was the widow of Floyd Boyce.
A funeral was conducted Sunday at Zion Tabernacle Baptist Church, Corapeake, by the Rev. Stanley Wiggins and the Rev. Percy White. Interment was in the church cemetery. Crocker Funeral Home, Inc., Suffolk, Va., was in charge.
Mrs. Boyce was a member of Zion Tabernacle Baptist Church and retired from Sentara Norfolk General Hospital housekeeping department.
Survivors include seven sisters, Joyce Boone and Mary Johnson, both of Corapeake, Annie Knight of Fall Church, Berda Mae Wise of Arlington, Juanita Albany of Chesapeake and Dorothy White of Portsmouth; a brother, Nathaniel Knight Sr.; and one grandchild.
George E. Hall Sr.
GATES - George E. Hall Sr., 57, a native of Gates, died Jan. 15, 2002, at his residence.
A funeral was conducted Sunday at Apostolic Holiness Church by Bishop Robert K. Knight. Interment was in the Hall family cemetery. Crocker Funeral Home, Suffolk, was in charge.
Hall was a member of Miracle of Faith Worship Center and a retired farmer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife, Anges B. Hall; two sons, George E. Hall Jr. of Sunbury and Antowin S. Hall of Gatesville; two sisters, Idola Hall Hyman of California and Dorothy K. Knight of Gates; a brother, Arthur L. Hall Jr. of Fayetteville; and five grandchildren.
RODUCO - Paul Eure, 93, died Jan. 16,2002.
A funeral was conducted Sunday at Stoney Branch Baptist Church. Gates County Community Funeral Home was in charge.