Donald G. Cahill
NORFOLK, Va. - Donald G. Cahill, 65, a native of Denver, Colo., died April 30, 2002.
Cahill was the son of the late George E. and Caroline Cahill and was predeceased by his wife of 43 years, Elizabeth Jane Cahill.
Cahill served honorably for 20 years in the U.S. Navy and was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter - day Saints and the Tidewater Bee Keepers.
A funeral was held May 3, 2002 in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter - day Saints at Greendale Avenue, Norfolk. Burial was in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include two children, Edward Cahill of Powhattan, Va. and Barbara Cahill of Gates; a brother, Jack Cahill of Denver and three grandchildren.
RODUCO - Adline Wiggins, 78, a native of Bertie County, died June 3, 2002.
Wiggins was a member of Wynn's Grove Baptist Church.
A funeral was held June 9, 2002 at Wynn's Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Thomas Lee officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Ethel Valentine of Colerain; four brothers, James Cofield, Kenny Brown, Douglas Cofield and Bobby Cofield, all of Ahoskie; eight sisters, Mary Johnson, Michelle Cofield, Doris Bembery, Mary Cofield, Gloria Cofield, Rosa Cofield, Shelia Cofield, all of Ahoskie and Rosa Valentine of New Jersey.
McDonald Cross Sr.
SUFFOLK, VA - McDonald Cross Sr., a native of Gates County, died June 3, 2002 in Nansemond Pointe Nursing Care and Rehabilitation Center.
Cross was the son of the late William and Sarah Ella Eure Cross and the widower of Louise Cross.
Cross was a painter and was retired from Amadas Industries. He was a member of Bethlehem Christians United Church of Christ.
A funeral was held June 6, 2002 in Bethlehem Christian United Church of Christ by the Rev. Emanuel Myrick Jr. Interment was in Nansemond - Suffolk Cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, Elfonsey Cross of Suffolk, McDonald Cross Jr. of
Springfield, Mass. and David Cross of Suffolk; two sisters, Marjorie Harrell and Elizabeth White, both of Suffolk; six grandchildren.
Kelly R. Askew
EURE - Kelly Ray Askew, 47, a native of Gates County, died June 3, 2002, in Down East Health and Rehab.
Askew was a member of Eure Christian Church and was a retired beautician. He was the son of Bertha Howell Askew and the late Thomas Elliott Askew.
A funeral was held June 6, 2002 at Eure Christian Church by the Rev. Wayne Gardner with burial in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his mother; three sisters, Esther Greene, Beth Perry and Kay Greene; a brother, Wayne Askew: paternal grandmother, Grace Askew, all of Eure.
Kelly D. Bridgman
HIGH POINT - Kelly Denise Bridgman, 27, a native of Raleigh, died June 3, 2002 at her home.
Bridgman was the daughter of William H. Bridgman and Brenda Winslow Bridgman. She was employed with American Medical Response in Lumberton as a paramedic. She was a member of the Lumberton Rescue.
A memorial service was held June 5, 2002 at Soapstone United Methodist Church by the Rev. Hope Morgan Ward. Memorial donations may be directed to Care Fund c/o Dr. John Bartlett, P.O. Box 3284, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710.
Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Brenda and Bob Pitts Jr. of Raleigh; a brother, Thomas Bridgman of Wilmington; maternal grandmother, Jaunita G. Daniels of Corapeake; paternal grandmother, Edith O. Bridgman of Lumberton; and a step - grandmother, Kay Pitts of High Point.
J. Earl Dilday Sr.
MURFREESBORO - James Earl Dilday Sr., 60, a native of Hertford County, died June 3, 2002, at his home.
Dilday was a member of Murfreesboro Baptist Church. He was an educator for 37 years, having served in administration at Chowan College for 22 years and headmaster at Ridgecroft School for seven years. He taught in the Gates County School System and was currently employed with the Northampton County School System.
Dilday earned a Master's Degree in Education from East Carolina University. In 1972, he was listed in the Outstanding Young Men of America and in Personalities of the South. He was booking agent for Eastern North Carolina High School football and a former member of the Murfreesboro Rotary Club and Jaycees.
A funeral was held June 6, 2002 in Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoskie, by the Rev. Dr. Davis L. Smith and Dr. Hargus Taylor. Burial was in the Ahoskie Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife Alease Willoughby Dilday; a daughter, April dilday Lassiter of Aulander; a son, James Earl Dilday Jr. of Murfreesboro - his mother, Thelma Copeland Dilday of Ahoskie; two step - daughters, Pamela Buss of Pittsburgh, Pa. and Fran Ashworth of Murfreesboro; a sister, Dianne Dilday of Raleigh three grandchildren and two step - grandchildren.
E. Merrill Rountree
SUNBURY - Edward Merrill Rountree, 86, a native of Gates County, died June 4, 2002, in Albemarle Hospital.
Rountree was the son of the late Jack and Mary Byrum Rountree. A retired farmer, he was a member of Beulah Baptist Church and was a founding member and former president of the Gates County Men's Softball League. He was the widow of the late Ruby Umphlett Rountree.
A graveside service was held June 7, 2002 in Middle Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sunbury Volunteer Fire Dept., Sunbury, NC 27979.
Survivors include one daughter, Paige Rountree Pierce of Ahoskie; two sons, Tim Rountree of Carrsville, Va; and Eddie Rountree of Hobbsville; three grandchildren, six step - grandchildren and 15 great - grandchildren.
RALEIGH - John Futrell, 73, a native of Woodland, NC, died June 6, 2002.
Futrell was a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church.
A funeral was conducted June 10, 2002 in Jerusalem Baptist Church with the Rev. George Jarmen officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Gail Faulkner of Washington, DC; two brothers, Charlie Futrell of Woodland and Garland Futrell of Norfolk, Va; one sister, Marilyn Suitt of Raleigh; 10 grandchildren and 11 great - grandchildren.
George T. Knight
SUFFOLK, Va - George T. Knight, 65, a native of Corapeake, died June 4, 2002 at Obici Hospital.
Knight had retired in 1993 as a planner/estimator from the A - 6 Aircraft Department with Norfolk Naval Air Station after 36 years of service. He was a member of Union Branch Baptist Church in Corapeake.
A funeral was held June 8, 2002 at St. John AME Zion Church, Sunbury, by the Rev. Carlton R. Upton Sr., Burial was in the St. John AME Zion Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian Knight; a daughter, Tanya N. Knight of Suffolk; two sisters, Nettie F. Knight and Joyce Brinkley: and four brothers, James, Daniel, Robert and Rufus Knight.