Nanette Farley of Cary died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005. She was born to Beatrice Lanshe and Reynolds Farley on Aug. 3, 1926 in Erie, Pa. Nanette was raised in Erie and Mechanicsburg, Pa., and in Akron, Ohio. She earned her undergraduate degree at Kent State University and a master's degree in library science at Case Western Reserve University. Nanette was among the first librarians to direct a bookmobile program in Ohio when she worked at the Akron Public Library. Then she devoted her career to making the skills of library science useful to corporations, first through her appointment at the headquarters of the Chrysler Corporation in Highland Park, Mich., and then for American Telephone and Telegraph in New York. She later was employed by IBM and while working at its corporate headquarters, played a key role in preparing evidence in the anti-trust litigation.
After retiring from IBM in 1996, she selected Cary for her residence. Nanette very much enjoyed her activities. She enthusiastically spent much time accomplishing volunteer work for Preservation North Carolina, for Cary's Christian Community in Action and for Triangle Radio Reading Services. Her friends remember her tremendous array of interests, her willingness to volunteer and, most of all, her mirth.
She is survived by a brother, Reynolds Farley of Ann Arbor, Mich., and a sister-in-law, Gail Farley. A Mass of the Resurrection was said for Nanette at Cary's St. Michael the Archangel Church at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28. The family received friends Thursday evening, Jan. 27, at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Cary.
The family requests contributions in Nan's memory be made to Christian Community In Action, 1231 N.E. Maynard Road, Cary, NC 27513.
Tributes may be sent to the family at www.brownwynne.com.
Dorothy Elizabeth Barnes Fuller
Mrs. Dorothy Elizabeth Barnes Fuller, 89, of Kinston died Jan. 27, 2005, at Britthaven of Kinston. Mrs. Fuller was the eldest child of R.C. and Lillie Barnes, of Brenham, Texas. She was born May 22, 1915. After receiving her degree in journalism from the University of Texas, she briefly taught English in Mexico City, Mexico, before returning to Brenham to work for her father's cotton gin and write for the local paper, the Brenham Banner.
While visiting friends in Philadelphia, Pa., she was introduced to a young doctor, H. Fleming Fuller, and after a yearlong long-distance courtship, they were married Dec. 21, 1940. After a honeymoon in Monterey, Mexico, they moved to Kinston, which become their home. Dr. Fuller died in October 1986. Mrs. Fuller was extremely active in her community, especially with the Lenoir County Historical Association and the Community Council for the Arts, serving as an officer and president of both. The Historical Association recently recognized her for her past contributions. She was also very active with the Lenoir County Medical Auxiliary, Great Books, Marathon and her true love, her Bridge Club. And if you didn't see her at one of these organizations' functions, you could always find her in her pride and joy, her yard, which she worked in until this past June.
Dorothy is survived by her children and their spouses: Diane Fuller and Guido Baldecchi of New York City, N.Y., Fleming Barnes Fuller of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Kirk Kennedy and Linda Fuller of Cary, and Lyndon Forrest and Frances (Honey) Fuller of Kinston. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Sofiya Diane Balta, Randolph Barnes Fuller, Lauren Perry Fuller, Catherine Courtney Fuller, Alexandra Alyce Fuller, H. Fleming Fuller III, Frances Adair Fuller and Chelsea Forrest Fuller.
Visitation was Sunday, Jan. 30, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the home in Kinston. A memorial service honoring the life of Mrs. Fuller was held at the First Baptist Church, Rouse Road in Kinston, at noon on Jan. 31.
In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Fuller requested that a donation be made either to the Historical Association of Lenoir County or The Community Council for the Arts.
Arrangements were handled by Edwards Funeral Home.
Ileane 'Nana' Seagroves Lawrence
Ileane "Nana" Seagroves Lawrence, 89, of Laurels of Chatham Nursing Home in Pittsboro, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2005. She is a former resident of Cary and New Hill. Mrs. Lawrence was a hard worker at home and business, supported her church and was an avid gardener and a famous cook. She was a dietitian with Occidental Life Insurance Company for 20-plus years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Linwood T. Lawrence, in 1987.
Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 28, in the Apex Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. The Rev. Billy Keith officiated with interment following in the Raleigh Memorial Gardens on U.S. 70 in Raleigh. The family received friends at the funeral home Jan. 27.
Mrs. Lawrence is survived by her daughter, Alice Jean Hickman, and husband, Mike, of Sanford; four grandchildren, Thomas Mansfield of Raleigh, Susan Wrenn and husband, Rusty, of Lillington, David Mansfield and Michael Mansfield and his wife, Ori, all of Sanford; and nine great-grandchildren.
Josephine Harris Yates
Josephine Harris Yates, 88, died on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, after a long illness.
She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. A longtime member of Olive Chapel Baptist Church, she was a loving homemaker and a caring caregiver.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 29, in the Apex Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sam Gore officiating. Burial followed in the Olive Chapel Baptist Church cemetery. The family received friends from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service Saturday morning.
Mrs. Yates is survived by two sons, W. Oscar Yates and wife, Ester of Wake Forest and J. Vernon Yates of Pittsboro; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wray J. Yates; son, Thomas W. Yates; and grandson, W. Donald Yates.
Sherwood Hudson Howell
Sherwood Hudson Howell, 81, of Apex died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, at WakeMed Cary Hospital surrounded by his family. Mr. Howell was a native of Wake County and enjoyed a lifelong career as a farmer. He was a very active member of Salem Baptist Church, serving his Lord in many capacities. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and a good friend to all who knew him.
A funeral service was held Wednesday, Feb. 2, at Salem Baptist Church and conducted by Dr. Jeff Beckett and Jeff Olds. Burial followed in the Salem Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Howell was happily married for 60 years to and is survived by his wife, Oma Austin Howell. He is also survived by his children, Judy H. York and husband, Ron of Lancaster, S.C., Sandra H. Hitchcock and husband, Tim of Cary, Marsha H. Massey and husband, Tommy of Zebulon, and Hudson Howell and wife, Diana of Apex; grandchildren, Suzanne Wingard and husband, Tripp, Ryan York, Leslie, Benjamin and Michael Hitchcock, and Meredith and Andrew Howell; brothers, Thurman Howell of Apex and Sterling Howell of Fuquay-Varina; sisters, Hazel Reams of Cary and Hilda Beal and husband, Hersal of Cary; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Howell was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert Howell and Dalton Howell.
The family expresses its heartfelt appreciation to Jennifer Booth for her loving dedication and care given to Dad for the last three years. The family would like to thank Dr. Himanshu Parikh, Dr. Michael H. Bowman, Dr. H. Paul Singh and the staff of WakeMed Cary Hospital. The family received friends Tuesday evening, Feb. 1, at Apex Funeral Home and other times at the home.
Flowers are welcome and those considering memorial contributions may make them to The American Cancer Society, 11 S. Boylan Ave., Raleigh, NC 27603, or to The Parkinson Disease Foundation Inc., Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 96268, Washington, DC 20090-6268.
Ethel Pauline Watts
Ethel Pauline Watts, 82, of Cary died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005. Born in Ellamore, Upshur County, W.Va., her parents were John McCord and Alice Westfall McCord. Ethel was a member of Gertrude Chapel United Methodist Church for more than 70 years. Since moving to Cary, she has attended Bridgeway Church.
A memorial service will be held at noon, Sunday, Feb. 6, at Bridgeway Church, 830 Old Apex Road, Cary.
Ethel is survived by her husband, Raymond Watts of Cary; son, Randall Watts and wife, Carol Sue, of Cary; daughter, Sherry Lowery and husband, Terry, of Morrisville; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Gertrude Chapel Church UMC, Ellamore, WV 26267, or to the American Diabetes Association, Two Hannover Square, Suite 1650, 434 Fayetteville Street Mall, Raleigh, NC 27601.
Arrangements have been handled by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary.
Peggy Jankowski Papsidero
Peggy Papsidero, 69, passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, at Mayview Convalescent Center in Raleigh.
A native of Long Island, N.Y., she was born Sept. 21, 1935 to the late Stephan and Mary Jankowski. Peggy is survived by her husband of 50 years, Frank "Poppi," also of Mayview; her daughter, Cindy Cox of Cary; her son, Frank Papsidero, and daughter-in-law, Penny, of Herndon, Va.; grandchildren, Avery and Michael Cox and Will and Thomas Papsidero; sisters, Cassie Kurkowski of New York and Frances Tarantino of California; and brothers Fred Jankowski of Florida and Harvey Jankowski of New York.
Formerly of Vienna, Va., where she worked in real estate, Frank and Peggy retired to Cary, becoming Silver Distributors in Nikken Corp. They enjoyed all of the places they traveled to — along with all of the people they met.
The family expresses heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Mitchell Hardison, Boylan Medical Associates, and his family, their adopted Grandma, and Dr. Mark Graham, Cary Oncology, and his staff, especially Meaghan, for their superior care.
The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 3, at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary. The funeral Mass will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 804 High House Road, Cary.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265, or to Hospice of Wake County, 1300 St. Mary's St., Raleigh, NC 27605.
We love you, and will miss you Mom and Grammy!
Tributes may be made to the family at www.brownwynne.com.
Frank Stevenson Goodrum Jr.
Frank Stevenson Goodrum Jr., 78, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2005, after several years of declining health. He was born July 31, 1926 and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Richmond, Va., in 1943. He joined the U.S. Army in 1944 and served in occupied Japan in the Counter Intelligence Corp. Mr. Goodrum attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was a member of the ATO fraternity and graduated in 1949. He met Peggy Powers in June of 1947 and they were married March 4, 1950. Together they raised six children and now have seven grandchildren.
Mr. Goodrum worked for the N.C. Department of Revenue for 37 years, serving for part of that time as the director of the intangible tax division. He was very involved in the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 232, for more than 15 years. He was also involved in his church, Raleigh Moravian Church. After retiring in 1991 he spent many years traveling, watercolor painting and playing golf with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Margaret "Peggy" P. Goodrum of Cary; one daughter, Wrenn Goodrum and husband Robert of Bristol, R.I.; four sons, Frank S. Goodrum III of Pinehurst, James M. Goodrum of Archdale, Layne B. Goodrum of Granite Falls and Lindsay H. Goodrum of Charlotte; one brother, Charles "Skipper" P. Goodrum of Fenton, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Shannon E., Christopher S. and Adam G. Goodrum of Pinehurst, Lauren P. and Hannah L. Goodrum of Archdale, and Jessie L. and Jordan L. of Jacksonville. Mr. Goodrum was preceded in death by a daughter, Leigh Goodrum. A memorial service was held Friday, Feb. 4, at 11 a.m. at Raleigh Moravian Church. A private burial was to be held at Hillcrest Cemetery in Cary.
The family received friends at an open house Thursday evening, Feb. 3, at Woodland Terrace in Cary.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Raleigh Moravian Church College Scholarship Fund, 1816 Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607.
Tributes may be sent to the family at www.brownwynne.com. Arrangements made by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary.
Grace Mary Laws
Grace Mary Laws, 92, died on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at WakeMed Cary Hospital. A native of Rochester, N.Y., she was born Feb. 22, 1912 to the late Fred and Grace Thon Bardeau. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond M. Laws.
Mrs. Laws moved to Cary in 1987 to be near her son. As a widow, Grace was very independent. She was a quiet-natured woman who kept mainly to herself. Her only son was her one true gift and blessing in life. She also enjoyed being with her grandchildren.
Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Fred R. and Diane M. Laws of Cary; sister, Gloria Smith of Alexandria, Minn.; six grandchildren, Cynthia, Patricia, Andrew, Anne, Jennifer and Raymond; and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at First United Methodist Church, Cary. Inurnment will follow in White Marsh Memorial Park, Ambler, Pa., at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the First UMC Stephen Ministry, 117 S. Academy St., Cary, NC 27511. Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Cary, is in charge of arrangements. Tributes may be sent to the family at www.brownwynne.com.
Henry Nissen Jr.
Henry "Hank" Nissen Jr., 76, of Cary died at his home Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005. Hank was a friend to anyone with a problem to solve. He grew up in Browns Mills, N.J., during the Depression. He worked as a young boy and contributed all that he made to the household. He was raised to put the family's needs ahead of his own. He was a generous soul. As a teenager, he guarded German Naval POWs at Fort Dix and learned German. Hank joined the U.S. Navy at age 18 and served his enlistment aboard the USS Juneau II, CLAA-119, where he excelled as a radio technicians mate, achieved the rank of Petty Officer 1st Class and was appointed to Annapolis. After leaving the Navy he attended Drexel University for two years. He married his sweetheart, Clara, 53 years ago on Christmas Eve.
He was a jack of all trades and master of many. To all who knew him he was impressive by any measure. He knew his business and loved his work. He worked for IBM for 36 years and achieved great things there. He was widely respected in his field as a service planning specialist. He retired in 1989 to "smell the roses." Hank was an avid amateur (HAM) radio buff and his call letters were W4VUP.
His health began to fail and he never got to travel the world, but he was always there for his family. Now he's gone and the world has lost one of its very best. He was one of a kind. We'll miss you always, Darling, Dad, Grandfather and "Shan." We'll see you again in heaven.
He is survived by and was happily married to his wife of 53 years, Clara Lancaster Nissen, whom he called his angel. He was the beloved father of two daughters, Cathy Elaine Charters and husband Andrew, and Jeanne Anita Diaz and husband Carlos, and of a son, Robert Henry Nissen, all of Cary. He also is survived by his sister, Josephine Greenwood of Brown Mills, N.J.; 10 grandchildren, Gregory, Jeremy and Kelly Murphy, Victoria and Melanie Charters, and Bonnie, Michael, Christina, Rebecca and David Diaz; and four great-grandchildren, Lisa Murphy and Thomas, Joseph and Andrew Schaber.
A funeral service was held Monday, Feb. 7, at 1 p.m. at Cary First United Methodist Church. Dr. Rev. William Green presided.
The family received friends Sunday afternoon, Feb. 6, at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Cary.
Tributes may be sent to the family at www.brownwynne.com.
Glenn Edward Causey
Glenn Edward Causey, 63, of Lake Royale died at his home Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005. Glenn was a member of the Cary Masonic Lodge No. 198 and was the owner of IMS Auto Sales in Cary. He served in the U.S. Navy 1961-1965. He retired from IBM in 1995 with 30 years of service. Glenn was also a member of Lake Royale Christian Ministry.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Margaret Klein Causey of Lake Royale; one daughter and two sons, Cheryl Causey of Charlotte, Jeff Causey and wife Cindy of Graham, and Andy Causey and wife Rhonda of Macomb, Mich.; two brothers, Bennie Causey and wife Jeanette of Holly Pond, Ala., and Wendell Causey and wife Carole of Marietta, Ga.; two sisters, Melba Hall and husband William of Holly Pond, Ala., and Dale Murphree of Holly Pond, Ala.; and eight grandchildren, William, Caroline and Claire Causey of Graham, Rachel and Nora Larsen of Charlotte, and Grant, Emilee and Analiese Causey of Macomb, Mich.
A funeral service was held Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Cary. Burial followed at Raleigh Memorial Park. The family received friends Tuesday evening, Feb. 8, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 11 S. Boylan Ave., Raleigh, NC 27603, or to the Masonic Home for Children, 600 College St., Oxford, NC 27565.
Tributes may be sent to the family at www.brownwynne.com
Gary Erich Hertzog
Gary Erich Hertzog, 49, of Morrisville died unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 4, 2005. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, at Apex Funeral Home. The family received friends following the service.
Mr. Hertzog is survived by his children, Alex Hertzog, Meghan Hertzog and Erich Hertzog, all of Morrisville; mother, Eunice Hertzog of Garden City, S.C.; brothers, William Hertzog of Lexington, S.C., James Hertzog of Webster, N.Y., and Herbert Hertzog of Wake Forest; and numerous aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions may make them to the American Heart Association, Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216.
Muriel Elizabeth Carey
Muriel Elizabeth Carey, 87, of Cary died Feb. 6, 2005 at home. She was born Feb. 13, 1917 in Tenafly, N.J., to the late Samuel and Muriel A. Reed Scales.
Muriel was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. She served as a nurse during World War II and the Korean Conflict, where she met the love of her life, her late husband, Leo J. Carey. She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church in Raleigh, where she served as a loyal member of the Chancel Choir. She also served as circle Bible moderator, circle reader, pianist for the Tom Albright class for more than 25 years and on the executive committee of the Presbyterian Women as chairman of the Ecumenical Missions. In 2003, she received the Honorary Membership Award.
She is survived by a brother, Samuel B. Scales and his wife, Louise of Pennsylvania; a sister, Elsie Porter and her husband, Wayne of Maine; her late husband's loving children, Cathy Liebermann of Indiana and Brian Carey of New York; a nephew, Russell Scales and his wife, Joanna of Cary; a niece, Evelyn Bryant and her husband, Mike of Florida; and many more loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, David Scales, Richard Scales and Daniel Scales, and a sister, Mabel Hawkswell.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, Feb. 10, at noon at First Presbyterian Church of Raleigh. Entombment will follow in Raleigh Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family received friends Wednesday evening, Feb. 9, at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Cary. Brown-Wynne is in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy Ann Dawson Young
Dorothy Ann Dawson Young, 78, of Swift Creek passed away Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005.
She is survived by three sons, Gary Young of Chicago, Stanley Young and wife Becky of Pittsboro and Neal Young of Texas; one sister, Billie Jane Dawson Hamilton and husband Bobby of Cary; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton Young.
Dorothy was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and a friend to all. A funeral service was held Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m. in Macedonia Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Raleigh Memorial Park, U.S. 70. The Rev. Sandra Rose Conner officiated.
The family received friends Monday evening, Feb. 7, at the Apex Funeral Home.
Ms. Marlene Doutt, 67, of Little River, S.C., passed away on Feb. 2, 2005, following an extended illness. Ms. Doutt was a native of Russelton, Pa. She is survived by her son, Kevin Doutt of New Jersey, and a sister, Rosemary Nealer of Pa. She moved to Cary in 1986 where she was employed by the Coastal Federal Credit Union for 15 years. After retiring in 2000, Ms. Doutt relocated to Little River, S.C. to be closer to the beach, which she enjoyed and loved so much. Ms. Doutt leaves behind many family members and friends who love and will miss her dearly. In remembrance of her and her love of the beach, a private service for family and friends will be held in Little River on a date to be determined later. For information on the service, call contact Mary Smith at 467-7526.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association, www.americanheart.org. Arrangements by American Cremation Services Inc. in Durham.
Richard Murray 'Dick' Houchins
Richard Murray "Dick" Houchins, 62, of Cary died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005. Dick was a native of Raleigh, son of the late Philip and Pat Houchins. He was a 1963 graduate of Needham B. Boughton High School. After high school, he served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. After the war, he returned to Raleigh, worked for several years with AMACO Oil Company and then owned his own business for many years.
Dick was a loving husband and proud father of three sons. He will be greatly missed by his family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Officer Phil Houchins of Wilson. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Elizabeth "Elizel" Houchins of Cary; his three sons, Matt, Clay and Dan; sister-in-law, Frankie Houchins; and nephews, Mike and Gary Houchins of Wilson.
The family will receive friends today, Feb. 10, from 1 to 2 p.m., with a funeral service beginning at 2 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Cary. Burial will follow at Raleigh Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, 305-A Ashville Ave., Cary NC 27511.
Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Cary. Tributes may be sent to the family at www.brownwynne.com.