Floyd Douglas Nutt
Floyd Douglas Nutt, 77, of Oxford passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2004. He was a sergeant in the U. S. Army during World War II. He also remained very active in his community and his church.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred Dawson Nutt of the home; daughters, Phyllis Nutt Womble and husband, Wayne of New Hill, Willadean "Dee" Mayes and husband, Ethan of Oxford; sisters, Clarice Ransdell of Morrisville, Carrie Herndon of Durham and Doris Sears of Morrisville; brother, Cliff Nutt of Durham; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held Friday, March 5, in the Good Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Dawson and the Rev. Bob Weatherspoon officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends Thursday evening, March 4, at Apex Funeral Home, and at other times at the home of Phyllis and Wayne Womble in New Hill.
Dorothy Williams Jordan
"You have been one of the most positive and significant influences in our lives. Thank you, Mother, for being a wonderful role model."
Dorothy Williams Jordan, 91, of Apex, died Tuesday, March 2, 2004 at Western Wake Medical Center after an extended illness.
A funeral service was held Friday afternoon, March 5, 2004 at Apex United Methodist Church. The Revs. Bob Bergland and Henry Lovelace officiated. Burial followed in Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh.
Mrs. Jordan is survived by her son, Larry M. Jordan and wife, Candy of Apex; daughters, De J. Morris and husband, David of Apex, and Margaret Jordan of Raleigh; grandchildren, Donna Strother and husband, Darin, Amy Dean and husband, Proctor, Dana Cromwell and husband, Darin, and Karen Jordan; great-grandchildren, Jordan and Carl Dean, and James and Jason Cromwell; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Jordan was preceded in death by her husband, Guthrie T. Jordan. The family received friends Thursday evening, March 4, at Apex Funeral Home, and at other times at the home of Larry and Candy Jordan in Apex. Memorials may be given to The Apex United Methodist Church Building Fund, 100 S. Hughes St., Apex, NC 27502.
The family would like to give a special thanks to the staffs of Spring Arbor of Apex, Rex Nursing Care of Apex and Western Wake Medical Center.
Lillian Miller Abernathy
Lillian Miller Abernathy, 81, of Marlton, N.J., formerly of Fuquay-Varina, died Saturday, March 6, 2004.
Mrs. Abernathy was extremely dedicated to Cokesbury United Methodist Church in Fuquay-Varina and to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Marlton, N.J.
A funeral service was held Wednesday, March 10, at 11 a.m. at Apex Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fuquay-Varina.
She is survived by her daughters, Patricia Holman and husband, Harry of Marlton, N.J., and Carol Campbell and husband, Doug of Garner; and granddaughters, Courtney and Whitney Holman. Mrs. Abernathy was predeceased by her husband, Preston L. Abernathy.
The family received friends Wednesday at the funeral home prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Compassionate Care, 516 High St., Suite 11, Mt. Holly, NJ 08060; or to Wake County SPCA, 219-B Garner Business Court, Garner, NC 27529.
Thomas Ray "Tommy" Mills
Thomas Ray "Tommy" Mills, 66, of Apex, died Saturday, March 6, 2004 at Litchford Falls Health Center in Raleigh. Mr. Mills retired from Kmart in Cary. He was a former Mason and Eastern Star, Apex Chapter.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, in Apex United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Murphy officiating. Burial followed in Apex Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Walls Mills; son, Thomas Ray "Tommy" Mills Jr. and wife, Tammy of Holly Springs; grandson, Justin Mills; stepsister, Pat Cummings and husband, Buddy of Apex; aunts, Ada Mills of Sanford and Florine Gilliam of Raleigh; and several nieces and nephews. Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, Heber and Margaret Moore Mills; stepmother, Maude Cockrell; brothers, Charles and Alton Mills; and sister, Betty Mills.
The family received friends Tuesday evening, March 9, at Apex Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Apex Rescue, P.O. Box 765, Apex, NC 27502; or Apex Fire Department, P.O. Box 250, Apex, NC 27502.
William A. "Bill" Jones Jr.
William A. "Bill" Jones Jr. 79, died early Sunday, March 7, 2004 at Rex Healthcare. He was born on Sept. 5, 1924 in Wake County to the late William Atlas Jones Sr. and Eliza Mitchell Jones. Bill, or W. A. as many knew him, had been involved in many community and private organizations. He served on the board of directors for the YRAC Fire Department, was appointed to be a county representative for Wake County Fire Departments, served as an auxiliary police officer for the Town of Cary, and was a member of the Eastern North Carolina Traffic Club for 43 years, where he served as president. Bill was a retired sales representative for several trucking companies in the area, and worked for many years in the clothing business. He served his church as an usher and a Sunday school teacher for 20 years.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 10, at Greenwood Forest Baptist Church in Cary. Burial followed in Raleigh Memorial Park Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Mary Elizabeth Jones; sons, Craig Jones and his wife, Pam of Henderson, and Terry Jones and his wife, Beth of Wake Forest; grandchildren, Dustin of Chapel Hill, Jamie, Noelle and Braxton of Wake Forest, Meghann Moore of Apex, and Merri Gray, Steven and Leah of Henderson; a brother, Charlie Jones of Garner; and a host of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, William, Lester and Wallace, and his sister, Ruby.
The family received relatives and friends at the Harold Poole Funeral Service and Crematory in Knightdale on Tuesday, March 9, and other times at the home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Greenwood Forest Baptist Church Building Fund, 110 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary, NC 27511; or to Rex Cancer Center, 4420 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607.
Lloyd William Goolsby
Lloyd William Goolsby, 83 of Apex, died Sunday, March 7, 2004. He was born in Hall County, Ga.
Mr. Goolsby served for six years in World War II with Battery B. 633 FA Battalion, two years being served in Sicily and Africa during the invasion of Normandy, where he received the Purple Heart. He was a volunteer fireman with the Apex Fire Department for 20 years and was a constable for Wake County for four years. He was a member of Cary Church of Christ. He was always a hard worker. Mr. Goolsby was a member of the Powerline Hunting Club of Louisburg. He loved fishing, hunting and his community, but he loved his friends and family first.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah Goolsby; daughters, Sandra Strickland of Apex and Aloma Knouff and husband, Lowell of John's Island, S.C.; son, Larry Goolsby and wife, Glenda of Clayton; sisters, Lois Pendergraft of Apex and Elizabeth Allen of Willow Springs; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held in the Apex Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. today, March 11, with the Rev. Jeff Archer officiating. Burial will follow in the Apex Cemetery. The family will receive friends 9-11 a.m. today prior to the service at Apex Funeral Home, 511 W. Williams St. (N.C. 55), Apex.
Harold LaMartin Noell Jr.
Harold LaMartin Noell Jr., 71, died peacefully at Rex Hospital on Friday, March 12, 2004. He was a native of Durham. He graduated from Oak Ridge Military Institute and East Carolina University. He proudly served in the U.S. Army where he was stationed in Germany. He was a former Raleigh Jaycee, Master Mason and Shriner.
Mr. Noell retired as an investigator with Retail Credit/Equifax Corp., and was a licensed real estate broker who prided himself with providing clean, affordable housing for many in Durham. He was a loving and wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Margaret Sue Noell, in July 2001.
Surviving are his sons, Harold L. Noell III and wife Patricia of Mebane, and Robert W. Noell of Cary; and four grandchildren, Anna Lindsay Noell, Harold Noell IV, Robert Noell Jr. and Delanie Sue Noell.
A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 15, at Oakwood Cemetery. The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 14, at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, St. Mary’s Street, Raleigh.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 120 W. Hargett St., Raleigh, NC 27601.
James C. Allen
James C. Allen, 87, of Apex died Thursday, March 11, 2004. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and served with the Sea Bees during the Normandy Invasion. As strong a man as he was, he was an avid lover of birds and flowers.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Allen of the home; sons James R. and wife Joni of Ohio, and William Allen of Apex; daughters Anne Smith and husband Dan of Louisburg, Kay Carroll and husband Harry of Garner, and Betty Jean Clifton and husband Michael of Reidsville; a brother, Robert Allen of New York; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held Sunday, March 14, at 3 p.m. in the Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Fuquay-Varina.
The family received friends from noon until 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March 14, at Apex Funeral Home, prior to the service.
Bonnie Bess Stephens
Bonnie Bess Stephens, 63, of Cary died Friday, March 12, 2004, at home. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, March 17, in the Apex Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the New Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in New Hill.
Surviving are her husband, Aubrey Lee Stephens of Garner; and four sons, Aubrey Lee Stephens Jr. and wife Bonnie of Apex, David Karl Stephens and wife Dian, Ralph Eugene Stephens, and Tony Perry Stephens, all of Cary. Also surviving are her mother, Eunice Mitchell Hinsley, and two brothers, Johnny Hinsley and Ronald Hinsley, all of New Hill; six sisters, Virginia H. Mills and Nancy H. Huey, both of Warsaw, Shirley H. Vest of West End, Jackie H. Hendricks of Cary, Darlene H. Coats of New Hill, and Linda Hinsley of Apex; and two grandchildren.
The family received friends from noon until the funeral service.
Lorraine Rose Dickson
In Loving Memory of Lorraine Rose Dickson
Feb. 1, 2004
A memorial mass for our mother and beloved wife will be held at Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Cary on March 27 at 11 a.m.