Lennie Mann Goodwin
Lennie Mann Goodwin, 80, of Apex died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2005, at Rex Healthcare Nursing Home after an extended illness. Born Feb. 3, 1925 in Wake County to the late Commie and Lettie Bell Goodwin, Lennie served in the Navy during World War II. He was a retired farmer who loved raising dogs and hunting.
His funeral was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Olive Chapel Baptist Church in Apex, with burial following in the church cemetery with military honors.
Survivors include his wife, Nellie U. Goodwin; sons, Lennie Goodwin Jr. and wife, Jan of Orlando, Fla., and Carl T. Goodwin and wife, Becky of Apex; sister, Nancy Hatley and husband, George of Apex; four granddaughters, Ginger, Jennifer, Darla of Orlando and Hollie of Apex; and four great-grandchildren.
His sister, Marie Drake, and brother, Willard Goodwin, preceded him in death.
The family received friends Friday evening, Feb. 25, at Apex Funeral Home.
The family would like to thank Rex Nursing Care for the loving care shown to him during his stay.
Memorials may be made to the Olive Chapel Baptist Church Building Fund at 600 Olive Chapel/New Hill Road, Apex, NC 27502.
Myrtle Drexel Metz
Myrtle Drexel Metz, 80, of Cary died Feb. 23, 2005, at WakeMed Cary Hospital.
Mrs. Metz was born in Crawford, Colo., in 1924. She was the oldest daughter of a beekeeper and was raised amidst a family who loved music and singing. As a young pianist during the Great Depression, she was fortunate to have the opportunity to study with a good teacher who was 25 miles away and whose $1 lesson fee was a weekly sacrifice for her parents. Myrtle pursued music at the college level, earning her bachelor of arts in piano from the University of Colorado.
In Boulder, she met and married the man of her dreams, Louis J. Metz, whose career brought them to North Carolina. They enjoyed 48 wonderful years together until Louis' passing in 1995. Myrtle also enjoyed a long and full career teaching piano lessons and working with the Raleigh Piano Teacher's Association. She was an accomplished accompanist, composer and author. Her charming book, "Of Haviland And Honey," was published in 1992 and gives a delightful glimpse of her colorful and rich Colorado girlhood.
Myrtle was active in church all of her life. She and Louis very much enjoyed their ties to First United Methodist Church in Cary, where they served for many years. Myrtle is survived and cherished by her two daughters, Donna Metz and Linda Metz, both of Cary, and her younger sister, Marie Duke, of Albuquerque, N.M.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Cary in the main sanctuary. The family received friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like to honor Myrtle's love for music and teaching by having memorials made to the Community Music School, providing lessons to under-served, at-risk youth (www.cmsraleigh.org), P.O. Box 2545, Raleigh, NC 27602. The family also wishes to thank the wonderful folks at FUMC, FOC, Cary Medical Group and WakeMed Cary Hospital and the many personal friends who have done so much to enhance Myrtle's quality of life.
Tributes may be sent to the family at www.brownwynne.com.
Thomas Eugene Martin
Thomas Eugene Martin, 73, of Cary, died unexpectedly at home Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005. Born in Jacksonville, Fla., Feb. 19, 1932, he received his mechanical engineering degree from the University of Florida in 1954. He worked for Martin Marietta and North American Rockwell for 18 years during the Apollo flights at the Kennedy Space Center. He was the chief test conductor for the second stage for all manned moon flights until 1972. Tom and his family moved to Cary and he began work as the plant manager for Aeroglide Corporation, where he worked for 18 years. He later worked for the N.C. Department of Transportation in the Equipment Depot until his retirement in 2000. Tom was a devoted husband and a loving father and grandfather. His most cherished moments were spent with his family and friends, with whom he shared his passion and enthusiasm for life. He took pride in the activities of his four daughters and five grandchildren. Tom is survived by his wife of 47 years, Jeannette Martin; his four daughters, Alice Martin, Patti Martin, Sandy Clark and Judy Moore; his sons-in-law, Ken Clark and Wes Moore; his brother, James Martin and his wife, Mary Jean; his sister, Julia Raymond; his sister-in-law, Lois Martin; grandchildren, Jay Greene, Kathy Clark, Will Clark, Lauren Moore and Caroline Moore; and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and relatives. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Irene and Haygood Martin, and brothers, Wilbur Martin and Bill Martin.
The family received visitors Sunday afternoon, Feb. 27, at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Cary. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 28, at First United Methodist Church of Cary.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Cary or Habitat for Humanity. Tributes may be sent to the family at www.Brown-Wynne.com
Mia Angela Tomczak
Mia Angela Tomczak, beloved infant daughter of Eugene Patrick and Laura Rose Tomczak, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at home after an extended illness.
Mia was born Nov. 10, 2004 in Cary.
In addition to her parents, Mia is survived by her maternal grandparents, Joseph and Diane Zielinski, and her paternal grandparents, Gene and Elaine Tomczak, all of Erie, Pa.; her maternal great-grandfather, Chester Osiecki; her maternal great-grandmother, Mary Zielinski; her paternal great-grandmother, Jean Markiewicz; her great-aunts and uncles, and aunts and uncles; and many cousins.
The family received friends Sunday evening, Feb. 27, at Apex Funeral Home. There was a prayer service at 7:45 p.m.
The family also received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, at Garr Funeral Home in Erie, Pa.
A funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Erie, Pa. Burial followed in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to UNC Children's Hospital, Attn: Susan Blalock, 101 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
Elizabeth K. Williams
Elizabeth K. Williams, 34, passed away peacefully at sunrise Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, at WakeMed in Raleigh. Beth was a loving, compassionate person who touched many lives. She will always be remembered for her ability to make those around her stronger. Her proudest accomplishments are the relationships she cherished with family, friends, coworkers, clients and all animals.
Beth is survived by her husband, Russ; her parents, Bill and Martha Knight of Fisherville, Tenn.; her aunt and uncle, Diane and Billy Spears of Tupelo, Miss.; her best friend, Tara King of Collierville, Tenn.; her father and mother-in-law, Phil and Terra Gaye Williams of Southport; her brother and sister-in-law, Jeff and Karen McWatters of Rock Hill, S.C.; and her nieces, Stephanie and Taylor, and nephew, Justin, all of Rock Hill. She was also loved by many aunts, uncles, cousins, grandmothers and friends. Beth loved and cherished her three "children": her dogs, Colby and Marley, and her cat, Cosmo.
A funeral service was held 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at Westwood Baptist Church in Cary, officiated by Pastor Mike Lee.
Interment followed at Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh.
The family received friends at the church prior to the service, beginning at noon.
Memorial contributions may be made to: "Believe the Unbelievable" at Hope Community Church, 1337 Buck Jones Road, Raleigh, NC 27606, or to Best Friend Pet Adoption, P.O. Box 5305, Cary, NC 27512.
Tributes may be sent to the family at www.brownwynne.com.
Hurley Edward Wilson
Hurley Edward Wilson, 74, of Durham died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at Durham Regional Hospital. Mr. Wilson was a native of Chatham County and was retired from IBM.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Apex. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
He is survived by his children, Michael Wilson and wife, Tammy of Oxford, Paula Mercer and husband, James of Efland, Kevin Wilson and wife, Anna of Mt. Airy, and Keith Wilson and wife, Tammy of Graham; grandchildren, Kellan, Meagan, Matthew, Amanda and Collin; and sisters, Rachel Suggs of Apex, Clara Williams of Raleigh and Betty McCullen of Apex.
His wife, Pauline Riley Wilson, and daughter, Lisa Wilson, preceded Mr. Wilson in death.
The family received friends Sunday, Feb. 27, at Apex Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 434 Fayetteville St. Mall, 2 Hanover Square, Suite 1500, Raleigh, NC 27601, or to Meals on Wheels of Durham, 2506 N. Roxboro St., Durham, NC 27704.
Donald George Mitchell
Donald George Mitchell, 58, of Raleigh died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005. He was born in Durham in 1946 to George and Margaret Broadwell Mitchell. Don graduated from Durham High School and, shortly after graduation, joined the U.S. Navy Seabees for a two-year tour in Vietnam, where he was an architectural designer. Don was an all-around athlete and tennis pro, coaching high school tennis in Michigan. He also loved golf and other sports. Don served as a minister and most recently worked as a loan officer for Allied mortgage.
A funeral service was held Wednesday, March 2, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Cary, officiated by Pastor Steve Ellis of Hope Community Church. The family received friends Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
Don is survived by his wife, Brenda Medlin Mitchell; daughter, Michelle Mitchell of Cary; sons, Chad Mitchell of Cary and Scott Mitchell of Apex; sisters, Brenda Cole and husband, Greg and Karen Turner, all of Creedmoor; granddaughters, Brooke Mitchell of Cary and Lilly Mitchell of Apex; nieces, Meredith Cole of Durham and Amber Young of Creedmoor; and nephew, Brian Cole of Durham.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hope Community Church Building Fund, 1337 Buck Jones Road, Cary, NC 27606. Tributes may be sent to the family at www.brownwynne.com.
Blanche I. Staib
Blanche I. Staib, 95, of Apex died Monday, Feb. 28, 2005 at The Laurels in Pittsboro. Mrs. Staib was born June 10, 1909 in Potts Grove, Pa., to John Hein and Edna Kelly Hein. She lived in Williamsport, Pa., until 2003, when she moved to Apex.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday, March 7, from St. Boniface Catholic Church, Williamsport, Pa. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Staib is survived by her children, the Rev. Donald Staib of Apex, Richard J. Staib of Parker, Colo., James F. Staib of Raleigh, Margaret Letteer of Lancaster, Pa., and Jean Fitzpatrick of Williamsport, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, 325 Magdala Place, Apex, NC 27502.
Local arrangements are entrusted to Apex Funeral Home.
Williamsport arrangements are by Crouse Funeral Home, 129-33-35 E. 3rd St., Williamsport, PA 17701.
Timothy Warren Stevens
Timothy Warren Stevens, 37, of Apex died on March 1, 2005. He resided in Jefferson County, Mo.
He is survived by his fiancée, Lisa Adam; father, Matthew Stevens; sister, Deborah S. Neely and husband, Chuck; brother, Kenneth Stevens; nephews, Levi Neely and Joseph Stevens; and niece, Cammie Neely.
Friends and family were invited to a memorial service at Cary Alliance Church, 555 S.W. Maynard Road, Cary on Wednesday, March 9.
Entrusted with the arrangements is Apex Funeral Home.
Donn Walter Jackson
Donn Walter Jackson, 84, passed away peacefully on March 5, 2005, in Durham.
Mr. Jackson was born Jan. 28, 1921, to the late Floyd Earl and Helen Winterose Jackson in St. Louis, Mo. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1939 and then attended Rolla before entering the service in 1942. He served in Naval Aviation during WWII where he was stationed in Lakehurst, N.J., and served in the "lighter than air" blimp corps in South America. He spent many years of his life in Arnold, Mo., and the last 10 years in North Carolina.
His sense of humor and big heart will be missed by many, especially his family, who loved him dearly.
Surviving are two daughters, Gay Stahl of O'Fallon, Mo., and Laura Bajerski of Cary; son, William "Bill" Jackson of Pasadena, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at noon on Thursday, March 10, at Kriegshauser South Mortuary. Interment with full military honors will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery.
The family will receive friends prior to the service, starting at 10:30 a.m.
Kriegshauser South Mortuary in St. Louis and Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Cary are in charge of arrangements.
Tributes may be sent to the family at www.brownwynne.com.
Clarence Hagan Bentley
Clarence Hagan Bentley of Cary died Feb. 16, 2005. He was a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1943 and entered the U.S. Marine Corps as a 2nd Lieutenant. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He remained in the Reserves and retired as a colonel. He is a former resident of Kinston and was employed by Eli Lilly & Company.
He was predeceased by wife, Jean H. Bentley and son, Joseph H. Bentley. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, the former Colleen Dent Topham, of 2219 Fernglen Place, Cary, a son, John Bentley of Hamilton, Ala., daughter, Jean Motley, of Stuart, Fla., and three step-children, including Jane T. Davis and husband, Charles, of 4105 Briarhurst Way, Apex.
A memorial service was held at Glenaire Retirement Community on Feb. 21. He was a member of Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church. Memorials may be made to Glenaire Foundation, 4000 Glenaire Circle Cary, NC 27511.
John Harlan Moor
John Harlan Moor, 65, of Cary passed away at his home Sunday, March 13, 2005. Moor was born in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio, in 1939, to Horace and Helen Murphy Moor.
A 26-year resident of Cary, John was employed as a construction project manager.
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, at Raleigh Memorial Park. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Cary.
John is survived by his wife, Barbara Connell Moor; son, Christopher Alvarez of Raleigh; daughters, Alesha Moor of Cary, Sharon Dawson and Patty Russell, both of Ohio, and Kelly Horten of Maryland; sister, Julie Horner and husband, Bob of Grove City, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Tributes may be sent to the family at brownwynne.com.
Joseph H. Vanhoenacker
Joseph Henri Vanhoenacker, 74, of Apex died March 9, 2005, at Duke University Medical Center in Durham.
Born in Zwevegem, Belgium, in 1931 to a family of architects, he was the oldest son of the late Marcel Van-hoenacker and Rachel Vanhoenacker-Verhaeghe. He graduated from the seminary of Bruges, Belgium, in 1956 and was ordained a Catholic priest.
He was a teacher of languages in Stanleyville (now Kisangani) in the Congo from 1956 to 1958. For the next nine years, he worked as a priest in Brazil, where he taught in the seminaries in the mornings and worked in very poor areas during the evenings and weekends. He became the principal of the seminary of Governador Valadares in 1962 and the pastoral coordinator for the Archdiocese of Salvador, Bahia, in 1966. He was the founder and the first pastor of the parishes of Santa Rita in Governador Valadares and Amaralina in Salvador.
In 1968, he moved to New England and became the executive director of the Champlain Valley office of Economic Opportunity in Burlington, Vt. In 1973, he became the executive director of the Berkshire Mental Health Center in Pittsfield, Mass. In 1976, he obtained a master's of business administration from the University of Vermont.
He was the Berkshire area director for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health in Pittsfield, Mass., from 1976 to 1990. The last three years before retiring, he was the executive director of the Franklin-Hampshire Community Mental Health Center in Northampton, Mass.
He moved to Apex in 1997. He has been a student and an art history instructor at the Duke Institute for Learning in Retirement and the Encore adult learning program at N.C. State University and a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and The Carying Place. He loved literature and was fluent in 10 languages.
Among his many interests were travel, science, music and architecture. Throughout his life, he was an enthusiastic student, devoted teacher and a faithful advocate for the less fortunate. He was a loving and beloved friend, husband and father.
Surviving are his wife of 12 years, Nancy S. Vanhoenacker; his sons, Jason Vanhoenacker of Leverett, Mass., and Mark Vanhoenacker of London, England; and his stepsons and their families, William Deegan of San Francisco, Calif., and James, Chantal and Zander Deegan of Atlanta, Ga. Other survivors are his first wife, Christine Vanhoenacker of Pittsfield, Mass; sisters, Mary and Roos of Belgium; and brothers, Andre' and Jan of Belgium, and Toon of Stockholm, Sweden.
Memorial services were held at Apex United Methodist Church on Saturday afternoon, March 12.
Memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, 2400 Alwin Court, Raleigh, NC 27604.
Arrangements were entrusted to Apex Funeral Directors.
February 11, 1945–March 12, 2005
Peter Sipkes, 60, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2005, at the family home in Cary. He was born in Rotterdam, Holland, eldest child of Cornelis "Neil" and Elisabeth "Betty" Sipkes.
The family emigrated in 1952 to Picton, Ontario, Canada, where Peter graduated from Prince Edward Collegiate Institute and went on to the University of Waterloo.
Peter and his family made their home in Milton, Ontario, for 18 years before accepting a transfer of employment to Research Triangle Park in August of 1992. He was employed as a financial systems analyst with IBM Global Services.
Peter's interests included golf, bowling, billiards and family activities.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Patricia "Pat" Sipkes; and two daughters, Katrina Sipkes and partner Victor Webb of Kitchener, Ontario, and Laura Sipkes and partner David Hayes of Cary. Peter is also survived by his brother, Cornelis "Neil" Sipkes and wife Penny of Bloomfield, Ontario, and his sister, Jenny Wannamaker and partner Larry Vingerloeds of Finch, Ontario, as well as by a large extended family in Ontario, Canada.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 11 S. Boylan Ave., Raleigh, NC 27603; or Canadian Cancer Society, National Office, Suite 200, 10 Alcorn Ave., Toronto, Ontario M4V 3B1.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Ontario, Canada. Special thanks are extended to the doctors at UNC Hospitals and the staff of Heartland Hospice.
Tributes may be sent to the family at brownwynne.com.
Charles Randall 'Randy' Yates
Charles Randall "Randy" Yates, 35, passed away peacefully March 12, 2005, following a long and courageous battle with melanoma.
Randy was sales and purchasing manager at Raleigh Durham Rubber & Gasket, a family-owned company, for more than 20 years. He enjoyed playing softball on the company-sponsored team with his dad, brother and uncle. Randy was known for his willingness to help those in need — friends, family, even those he had never met. He was a wonderful and devoted husband, father, son and brother. His positive attitude and strength will be missed by all who knew him.
Randy is survived by his devoted wife, LeAnne Yates; daughter, Erica Malsbury of the home; sons, Darren and Davis Yates of Lake Arthur, La.; parents, Bill and Jean Yates of Apex; brother, Brian Yates and wife, Gayle of Apex; grandmother, Catherine Yates of Apex; grandmother, Hazel Levin of Winston-Salem; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family received friends Monday evening, March 14, at Apex Funeral Home and other times at the home of Bill and Jean Yates, 502 Olive St., Apex. A service to celebrate his life was held at Apex Baptist Church on Tuesday, March 15, at 11 a.m. Burial followed in Apex Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Randy's memory to the Melanoma Research Foundation, 24 Georgetown Road, Princeton, NJ 08540.
Clarence Hagan Bentley
Clarence Hagan Bentley of Cary died Feb. 16, 2005. He was a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1943 and entered the U.S. Marine Corps as a 2nd lieutenant. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He remained in the Reserves and retired as a colonel. He is a former resident of Kinston and was employed by Eli Lilly & Company.
He was predeceased by his wife, Jean H. Bentley, and son, Joseph H. Bentley. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, the former Colleen Dent Topham, of 2219 Fernglen Place, Cary; a son, John Bentley of Hamilton, Ala.; a daughter, Jean Motley of Stuart, Fla.; and three stepchildren, including Jane T. Davis and husband, Charles, of 4105 Briarhurst Way, Apex. A memorial service was held at Glenaire Retirement Community on Feb. 21. He was a member of Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church.
Memorials may be made to Glenaire Foundation, 4000 Glenaire Circle, Cary, NC 27511.
Nell B. Robinson
Feb. 15, 1926-March 14, 2005
Mrs. Nell B. Robinson, 79, passed away Monday, March 14, 2005, at WakeMed Cary Hospital. She was born Feb. 15, 1926 in Mocksville to Jesse Coe Boger and Rena Jeanette Hepler.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Cary and was active in the Ellis-Bland Sunday school class and the Esther Circle. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Denver Robinson; son, Doug Robinson and wife, Cindy, of Cary; daughters, Jean Houck and husband, Steve, of Summerfield, Phyllis Hartness and husband, Rod, of Canton, and Becky Midyette and husband, Mark, of Elizabethtown; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
The funeral was held Wednesday, March 16, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. Burial followed at Raleigh Memorial Park.
The family received friends Tuesday evening at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Cary.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church of Cary building fund, 117 S. Academy St., Cary, NC 27511, or to the American Cancer Society, 11 S. Boylan Ave., Raleigh, NC 27603.
Rose Mazzarelli Rose Mazzarelli, 79, of Cary died Friday, March 11, 2005. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1926, to John and Lena Tassiello. Rose recently moved to Cary, having grown up in Brooklyn, then lived in New Jersey from 1991 until 2004.
A funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15, at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, Apex. The family received friends on Monday evening, with a prayer service at 8:30 p.m., at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Cary. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Pinelawn Cemetery, Farmingdale, Long Island, N.Y.
Rose is survived by her husband of more than 60 years, August M. Mazzarelli Sr.; son, August Mazzarelli Jr. of Manorville, N.Y.; daughter, Gina Walberg and fiancé, Steven W. Base, of Cary; brother, Joseph Tassiello and wife, Mary Anne, of Staten Island, N.Y.; sister, Fran Corallo and husband, Al, of Phoenix, Ariz.; special friend, Lucia Minarik; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Tributes may be sent to the family at brownwynne.com.
Joseph Raleigh Dickerson Jr.
Joseph "Joe" Raleigh Dickerson Jr., 69, died March 11, 2005 in Cary. Family visitation was held Tuesday evening, March 15, at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Cary. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, at Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh.
Joe was born Feb. 17, 1936 to Joseph Raleigh Dickerson and Alice J. Dickerson. He was a longtime resident of Cary and graduated from Cary High School in 1955. Joe served a four-year stateside tour of duty with the U.S. Army and a three-year assignment in Japan as an electronics technician with a U.S. government contractor. He was employed by AFL Network Services as field supervisor.
Joe is survived by his wife, Gayle Huggins Dickerson, and three sisters, Ann Riggsbee, Dalyn Traylor and Martha Dickerson, all of Cary.
Tributes may be made to www.brownwynne.com.
Maude H. 'Bug' Alexander
Aug. 24, 1916–March 9, 2005
Maude Hortense "Bug" Alexander, 88, of Cary, died Wednesday afternoon, March 9, 2005.
Maude was the daughter of the late Willie Berry and Maude Perry Privette and was preceded in death by her husbands, Grover Lee Baker and Elias A. Alexander. She was a native of Franklin County.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. Roger Shuford and the Rev. Jeff Black officiating. Burial followed in the Privette family cemetery.
Maude is survived by her daughter, Joanne Baker Lail of Cary; and her sisters, Jean Hagwood of Pilot, Betty Williams of Raleigh and Joyce Mullins of Youngsville.
Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home, Louisburg.
Marie Louise Rasmussen
Marie Louise Rasmussen, 84, of Luverne, Minn., died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at the Mary Jane Brown Good Samaritan Center in Luverne, Minn. She was born March 10, 1920 in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Antonio and Anna (DiPallo) Castrovilla. She attended high school in New York and attended Brooklyn College.
Marie married Donald Rasmussen on March 20, 1942 in Brooklyn. After their marriage, the couple lived in various cities. Marie worked as an inspector of jet engines at General Electric. The couple moved to Luverne, Minn., in 2004.
Marie is survived by her husband, Donald Rasmussen, Luverne, Minn.; five children and their spouses, Donna Rasmussen of Cary, Karen and George Lipphardt of Tucson, Ariz., Sandra and Frank Dowie of Luverne, Minn., Peter and Penny Rasmussen of Heber Springs, Ark., and Fred and Teresa Rasmussen of Cato, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Ann (John) Wick of Pompano Beach, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her infant daughter, Barbara Jean; her brother, Joseph Castrovilla; and a sister, Elizabeth Acquista. A time of fellowship was held at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne, Minn. Memorial services were held March 12 at The Assembly of God Church in Luverne, Minn.