GREENSBORO - Lorena Dowd Womble, 90, of 1107 Glynis Lane, died Monday (3/31/03) at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital.
A native of Chatham County, she was a homemaker. She was a member of Rives Chapel Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin G. Womble, and a son, Curtis Lane Womble.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rives Chapel Baptist Church, 4258 Rives Chapel Church Road, Siler City, by the Rev. Larry Soblotne. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary Katherine Mabe and husband J. R. of Reidsville; daughter-in-law, Peggy Womble of Greensboro; sisters, Helen D. Smith, Brownie D. Smith and Geneva D. Holt, all of Burlington; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home in Siler City.
Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 27405.
SANFORD - Floyd B. Lennon, 85, of 814 Primrose Lane, died Wednesday (3/25/03) at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Fayetteville.
A funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Cunningham and Sons Mortuary in Fayetteville by the Rev. Thomas E. Smith Sr. Burial will be in the Sandhills State Veterans cemetery in Spring Lake.
He is survived by his wife, Julia P. Lennon of Sanford, and a daughter, Patricia Lennon.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 8 p.m. today at Watson Mortuary and at other times at 814 Primrose Lane.
MONCURE - Henry Lacy "Pete" Stone, 74, of 1405 Old U.S. 1, died Sunday (3/30/03) at the Laurels of Chatham in Pittsboro.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Fred and William Stone, and sisters, Shirley S. Poe and Patricia S. Wood. He was a member of the Truth Missionary Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Truth Missionary Baptist Church by the Pastor Ronald Humphries. Burial will follow in the Haywood Independent Bible Church cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Lula Mae Cash Stone at home; a stepson, David A. Seagrove and wife stella of Apex; a stepdaughter, Jackie Y. Stone of Concord; brothers, David Stone of Moncure, Frank Stone of New Hill, Joe Stone of Durham and Clyde Stone of Raleigh; three stepgrandchildren and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Smith Funeral Home in Moncure and other times at the residence at 1405 Old U.S. 1.
Arrangements are by Smith Funeral Home.
DURHAM - Henrietta Buie, 71, of 819 Pleasant Drive, died Saturday (3/29/03) at Duke Medical Center.
Arrangements are incomplete with Knotts Funeral Home of Sanford.
SANFORD - Frances Gross Williams, 59, of Sanford, died Monday (3/31/03) at Convalescent Care of Sanford.
Arrangements are by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.
SANFORD - Graveside service for Leone Tomberlin Southern, 98, who died Thursday (3/27/03), was held Sunday at Cool Springs Baptist Church cemetery by the Rev. Ira Sutton and the Rev. Gerald Bridges.
Music was by Frances Phillips.
Arrangements were by Miller-Boles Funeral Home.
SANFORD - Funeral service for Pearl Lee Ballenger Hall, 81, of 537 Altons Lane, who died Thursday (3/27/03), was conducted Sunday at the Sanford Church of God by the Rev. Eugene Powers.
Pianist was Britton Altman. Organist was Anita Leggette. Soloist was Sandra Rosser. The choir sang and there were congregational hymns.
Pallbearers were Eddie Baker, Scott Hall, David McEvers, Derek Williams, Daniel Dickens and Travis Hall.
Burial was Monday at Lemon Springs United Methodist Church cemetery.
Arrangements were by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.
SANFORD - Funeral services for Peggy Rae Clark, 67, who died Wednesday (3/26/03), were held Sunday at Miller-Boles Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Leonard Nix officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Kenneth L. Tripplett, Don Tripplett, Tim Glosson, Bruce Cypert, Robin G. Rogers and Jason Clark.
Arrangements were by Miller-Boles Funeral Home.
SPRING LAKE - Funeral service for Patricia Ann Whittington, 29, who died Saturday (3/22/03), were held Saturday at Christian Provision Ministries. Interment in Minter cemetery.
Minister Delisa Williams read from the Old Testament. Minister Joie Gooch read from the New Testament.
Elder Glenn Davis gave the prayer.
Junior McLean and Pastor Serenda Allen sang solos.
Tanette Headen gave the acknowledgement and obituary.
Minister Byron Buckels gave the eulogy.
The choir sang.
Floral bearers were Emma Bester, Essie Kersey and Martha Campbell.
Pallbearers were Otis Steadman, Johnny McIver, Robert Cameron, Gerald Pearson, Glenn Roberts and William McIver.
Arrangements were by Watson Mortuary.
BURNIS VINSON BEAL
GULF - Burnis Vinson Beal, 84, of 1126-A Gulf Road, died Saturday (3/29/03) at Pinelake Health Care Center in Carthage.
He was a native of Chatham County and a member of Bethany Baptist Church. He was a World War II army veteran and had retired from Pomona Pipe in Gulf. He was preceded in death by his wife,Virgie Craft Beal.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. today at Bethany Baptist Church by the Rev. Wayne Rigney. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
He is survived by a daughter, Deborah B. Cade and husband Travis of Gulf; a grandson, Adam Pickett and wife Carrie of Gulf; and several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends Monday at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Bethany Baptist Church, 503 Alton King Road, Gulf, N.C. 27256, or American Lung Association of North Carolina Area, 3409 D West Wendover Ave., Greensboro, N. C. 27407.
Arrangements are by Smith & Buckner Funeral Home.
JOHN THOMAS KIRKMAN
SANFORD - John Thomas "J. T." Kirkman, 72, of Sanford, died Sunday at Central Carolina Hospital.
Funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Luke United Methodist Church by the Rev. Tom Loftis. Burial will follow in Buffalo Cemetery.
J. T. was born to Cecil Earl Kirkman and Helen Rosser Kirkman on Dec. 22, 1930. Among his many accomplishments and affiliations, he was proud to be a Korean War veteran, receiving two Purple Hearts.
He was presently a member of the Board of Aldermen and Mayor Pro-tem of the City of Sanford. He was a member of the Sanford Masonic Lodge and the Sanford Shrine Club. He was a retired Police Captain with the Sanford Police Dept. and a retired firefighter with the North View Fire Dept. He was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church and a member of the staff of Miller-Boles Funeral Home.
He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Davis Kirkman, at home; a son, Kevin C. Kirkman and wife Terri of Sanford; a daughter, Karol Hayes of Sanford; sisters, Jean Chester and Ann Dowdy of Sanford; and grandchildren, John Thomas Kirkman II, Kelsey C. Kirkman, Katie E. Kirkman, Rachel Hayes, Megan Hayes, Joel Hayes, Cameron Hayes and Cooper Hayes.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Miller-Boles Funeral Home.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Oxford Home for Children, 600 College Drive, Oxford, N.C. 27565, or to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, S.C. 29605 or to the Sanford Shrine Club Building Club.
Arrangements are by Miller-Boles Funeral Home.