Mary P. Lawrence
WINDSOR - Mary Louise Pierce Lawrence, 79, a native of Bertie County, died April 8, 2003, at Bertie Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of Lloyd Lawrence.
A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Walker Funeral Home Chapel, Windsor, by the Rev. Ben Bunch. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery.
Mrs. Lawrence was a retired textile worker with Jefferson Mills and a member of the Windsor Assembly of God Church where she taught Sunday School for 18 years.
Survivors include a son, Lloyd Kenneth Lawrence; a daughter, Edith L. Thompson; a sister, Lois P. Jernigan, all of Windsor; six grandchildren; and seven great - grandchildren.
Margaret J. Willoughby
ROANOKE RAPIDS - Margaret Jenkins Willoughby, 75, a native of Conway, died April 8, 2003, at Guardian Care in Roanoke Rapids.
A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Massey Funeral Home, Jackson, by the Rev. Gene Asbill. Burial will be in Milwaukee Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Potecasi Baptist Church, Potecasi, N.C. 27867.
Mrs. Willoughby was a member of Potecasi Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Cecil C. Willoughby; her daughter, Beth Story of Littleton; a sister, Florence J. Conner of Rich Square; a brother, Jimmy Earl Jenkins of Portsmouth, Va.; three grandchildren; and three great - grandchildren.
James W. Parks
HENDERSON - James William Parks, 68, a native of Jackson, died April 6, 2003 at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Md.
A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at The Church of the Holy Innocents, 210 Chestnut St., Henderson, by the Rev. Daniel Barker. The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at his home, 209 Country Lake Drive, Henderson. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Memorial Fund of The Church of the Holy Innocents or to the charity of one's choice.
Parks was a member of The Church of The Holy Innocents. He was a retired store manager of Bridgestone/Firestone. He was a member of Bayside Lodge No. 218 AF&AM in Virginia Beach, and past master; a member of Khedive Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. of Chesapeake, and a 32nd degree Scottish Rites in Norfolk; a member of Knights of Mecca of Khedive Temple and member and past secretary of Khedive Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. Desert Patrol. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 79 in South Hill Va. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from Feb. 7, 1956 to Feb. 6, 1959, and was honorably discharged.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Wilder Parks; a stepdaughter, Robin Faulkner of Henderson; three stepsons, Michael Capps of Oxford, Michael Honsinger of Birmingham, Ala. and Russell Honsinger of Gretna, La.; two sisters, Ola Mae Draper of Emporia, Va., and Mary Elizabeth Jenkins of Virginia Beach; three brothers, Charles R. Parks Jr. of Littleton, Perry Parks of Roanoke Rapids, and Michael Parks of Easley S.C.; and seven grandchildren.
Hazel B. Stephan
SUNBURY - Hazel Brinkley Stephan, 84, a native of Perquimans County, died April 8, 2003 in Britthaven of Edenton. She was the widow of Atlee Stephan Jr.
A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Beulah Baptist Church by the Rev. Ron Parr. Burial will be in Damascus Christian Church Cemetery. Friends may join the family Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville, and all other times at the home of Helen and J.S. Pierce, 149 Silver Springs Road, Sunbury. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Beulah Baptist Church, Sunbury, NC 27979.
Mrs. Stephan was a retired nurses assistant from the Shriner's Hospitals for Children in Philadelphia, Pa., she was a member of Beulah Baptist Church, the Sunbury Woman's Club, the VFW Auxiliary and the Daughters of the Nile.
Survivors include two sisters, Dorothy Ange of Williamston and Helen Hofler Pierce of Sunbury.
Ted M. Lassiter
WINDSOR - Ted Michael Lassiter, 66, a native of Northampton County, died April 8, 2003 at Roanoke - Chowan Hospital, Ahoskie.
A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Cashie Baptist Church by the Rev. Dennis Conner and the Rev. Jack Byrd. The family will receive friends from their home and after the service in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations in Ted's memory to University Hospital Hospice, PO Box 271, Ahoskie, NC 27910. Walker Funeral Home is in charge.
Lassiter received his BA and Master from East Carolina University and was the former headmaster of Roanoke - Chowan Academy. During his career in the public schools of North Carolina, he taught, coached and was an athletic director and principal. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Scotland Neck and attended Cashie Baptist Church while in Windsor.
Survivors include his wife, Florence Daniels Lassiter; a daughter, Kimberly L. Price of Windsor; a son, Ted Michael Lassiter Jr. of Waverly, W.Va.; his mother, Lois Martin Lassiter of Scotland Neck; two brothers, Al Lassiter of Greenville and Henry "BB" Lassiter, Roanoke Rapids; and three grandchildren.
Clarence R. Tann
RICH SQUARE - Clarence Ray Tann, 79, died April 7, 2003.
A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Cumbo Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Lloyd Grant. Burial will be in the Moore family Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Smith - Whidbee Funeral Home, Rich Square.
Minnie L. Fleetwood
MURFREESBORO - Minnie Louise Fleetwood, 64, a native of Hertford County, died April 4, 2003, at Roanoke - Chowan Hospital.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Wilder's Funeral Home Chapel, Aulander, by the Rev. Ronald Dolberry. Burial will be in the Artis - Anderson family cemetery
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Fleetwood of Murfreesboro; a son, Robert Lee Smith Jr. of Newark, N.J.; a brother, Wendell Fleetwood of Rich Square; a stepsister, Mildred Lassiter of Ahoskie; and two grandchildren.
Linda C. Williams
CONWAY - Linda Carol Watson Williams, 64, a native of Northampton County, died April 8, 2003, at Three Rivers Health and Rehabilitation Center, Windsor.
A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Ashley's Grove Baptist Church, Conway, by the Rev. David Ross. Burial will be in Milwaukee Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service at Ashley's Grove Baptist Church. Bridgers Funeral Home, Conway, is in charge.
Mrs. Williams was a homemaker and a member of Ashley's Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son, Phil Williams of Woodland; one daughter, Tara W. Johnson of Rocky Mount; her mother, Ella Mae Martin of Conway; two sisters, Joyce W. Bridgers of Milwaukee and Brenda W. Meyer of Rolling Meadows, IL; one brother, Charlie N. Watson of Midlothian, Va.; and two grandchildren.
Rev. Sidney G. Boone
DURHAM - Rev. Sidney Grant Boone, 91, a native of Gates County died, Feb. 21, 2003.
Boone was the son of the late Minnie Belle and William Jordan Boone.
Rev. Boone earned his B.A. Degree from Duke University in1934 and answered the call to the ministry in 1941. While preaching he attended Duke Divinity School and received his B.D. Degree in 1945.
During his 40 - year career, Rev. Boone was honored to serve at the following churches in the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church: Sandy Cross; Robersonville; Rocky Mount, Clark Street; Norlina; Wendell; Williamston; Durham, Asbury; Dunn, Divine Street; Wilmington, Trinity; and Mt. Pleasant, Middlesex.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the United Methodist Retirement Home at UMRH Foundation, 2600 Croasdaile Farm Parkway, Suite A - 500, Durham, NC 27705.
Survivors include his wife, Katherine Abemethy Boone; and three sons, Sidney Grant Boone Jr., Samuel J. Boone and John A. Boone; two brothers, Roger and Sam Boone and a sister, Mary Elizabeth Richardson and seven grandchildren.
Woodard E. Eure Sr.
PORTSMOUTH, VA - Woodard Eugene "Country" Eure Sr., a native of Gates County, died Feb.24, 2003.
Eure was a 60 - year member of Park View Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He retired as a welder from Shop No. 26, Norfolk Naval Shipyard and after his retirement he drove a school bus for Portsmouth Catholic School.
He was a 50 - year member of Western Branch Masonic Lodge NO. 189, where he served as Worshipful Master, was a coach for Westhaven Little League and a member of the Beazley Senior Center. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
Funeral services were held Feb. 27, 2003 at Loving Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel, with the Rev. Neal Sasser and the Rev. Damon E. Wyatt officiating. Burial was in the Olive Branch Cemetery with Masonic rites.
Survivors include his wife, Ardelle Eure; two daughters, Pam Rhodes of Roanoke and Betty Ann Powell of Chesapeake; two sons, Woodard E. "Buddy" Eure Jr. of Portsmouth and Jim Eure of Richmond; five grandchildren and two great - grandchildren.