Joseph R. Dickerson Jr.
Our beloved brother, Joseph "Joe" Raleigh Dickerson Jr., 69, died unexpectedly 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 had been 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; three sisters, Ann Riggsbee, Madalyn Traylor and Martha Dickerson, all of Cary; three nieces, Lee Ann R. Zacharski of Laguna Niguel, Calif., Dondra T. Maney of Westerville, Ohio, and Diane T. Bame and her sons, Traylor, Bennet and Carter, of Wilmington.
Caroline Elizabeth Anderson
Caroline Elizabeth, loving daughter of Michael and Kendra (nee Privett) Anderson; beloved sister of Dallin and Ella Anderson; caring granddaughter of Kenneth and Rebecca Privett, and David and Marta Anderson; dear great-granddaughter of Kirt and Lillie Fryman, Ruby and the late Carl Privett, Dorothy and the late Milton Anderson, and Kirk and Elizabeth Kidman, died March 16, 2005 at age 6 months.
Services were held Saturday, March 19, at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 8250 Cornell Road in Cincinnati, Ohio. Interment followed at Battle Grove Cemetery in Cynthiana, Ky.
Family visitation was held Friday evening, March 18, at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home in Loveland, Ohio.
The family suggested that memorials be made to the family, c/o any Fifth Third Bank, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Patsy Lou Baker Adams
Mrs. Patsy Lou Baker Adams, 64, of Oak Island and formerly of Carthage, went to her heavenly home Thursday, March 18, 2005, at Dosher Memorial Hospital in Southport.
Mrs. Adams was a retired registered nurse. She retired from Rex Hospital in Raleigh before moving to Oak Island.
A graveside service was held Monday, March 21, at 2 p.m. at Cross Hill Cemetery in Carthage. The Rev. Robert Bundy officiated.
She is survived by her husband, R.M "Ron" Adams III of Oak Island; her sons, R.M. "John" Adams IV and wife Chris of Charlotte, Tom Adams and wife Sheila of Crossnore, and Charles Adams and wife Donna of Cary; a brother, John "Buddy" Baker of Carthage; and nine grandchildren.
She was preceded into heaven by her parents, John Baker and Elizabeth B. Williams.
The family received friends Sunday evening, March 20, at the Baker home in Carthage.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, 11 S. Boylan St., Raleigh, NC 27603 or The American Lung Association, P.O. Box 27985, Raleigh, NC 27611.
Boles Funeral Home & Crematory of Southern Pines has been serving the family.
Eugene Thomas Brooks
Eugene Thomas Brooks, 90, of Cary died Saturday evening, March 19, 2005, at the Rex Nursing Care Center in Apex. Gene, as he was known to family and friends, was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Nov. 16, 1914. He was the only child of the late Edward Russell Brooks and Katherine Prosser Brooks.
Gene spent his early years in Carnegie, Pa. He graduated from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio, with a degree in mechanical engineering. Upon graduating, he joined the Deming Corporation in Salem, Ohio. He later joined Gast Manufacturing in Benton Harbor, Mich. When he retired 26 years ago, he held the position of chief engineer and head of the engineering department of that company. Upon retiring, he and his wife moved to North Carolina, where they very much enjoyed the warmer climate.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Margaret Brooks of Cary; two sons, Edward Brooks and wife Sandi of Michigan City, Ind., and Dr. Thomas Brooks and wife Pat of Cary; and seven grandchildren, Kelley Attias of NSW, Australia, Todd Brooks and wife Anna of Stevensville, Mich., Andrew Brooks and wife Soraya of Hicksville, N.Y., Tom Brooks and wife Julie of Holly Springs, Christopher Brooks and wife Amy of Cary, Michael Brooks of Fuquay-Varina and Haley Brooks of Michigan City, Ind. He is also survived by three great-granddaughters, with another due in August, and five great-grandsons.
Gene was always a hard-working, energetic man. He earned his college degree while working full time, raising his sons, always coaching their many sports teams, and serving as an elder in his church. He could fix anything his family managed to break. Gene loved golf, woodworking, gardening and fishing with his grandchildren. He was a lifelong Presbyterian and attended Greenwood Forest Baptist Church in Cary until his health failed.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Rex Nursing Care of Apex for their loving, professional care. The family is also thankful for his long, well-lived life. We will miss him.
A family memorial service is planned for a later date. Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Cary is in charge of arrangements.
Tributes may be sent to the family at www.brownwynne.com.
Dr. Jane Truelove York
Dr. Jane Truelove York, 62, of Apex died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at home. She was born Dec. 26, 1942 to the late Pauline Holt Truelove and Gerald Woodrow Truelove.
After a long career in public education in North Carolina and Virginia, Jane retired as superintendent of schools in Isle of Wight County, Va. She returned to North Carolina in 2002.
Jane is survived by her husband, Ronald H. York, and stepson, Michael S. York; and her brother, Gerald M. Truelove and his wife, Elizabeth S. Truelove, and their children, Jeffrey M. Truelove and Sara E. Truelove and her husband, Daniel Salazar.
She is also survived by a large loving family of many aunts, uncles and cousins. Special love and thanks to LaVerne T. Seagroves and Harold E. Truelove for their love and support during Jane's long illness.
The family received visitors Tuesday evening, March 22, at the Apex Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 23, at 11 a.m. at Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Apex.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ebenezer UMC Building Fund.
A very special thanks go to the Duke Healthcare Hospice for their loving care and support.
Paul Douglas Hope
Paul Douglas Hope, 47, of Cary died Sunday, March 20, 2005 at WakeMed Cary Hospital. Paul was born on April 26, 1957 in Chattanooga, Tenn., to the late Lapsley Grant Hope and Frances MacIntosh Hope.
Paul fought a courageous battle against lung cancer over the past four months. His lifelong spirit of loving and caring for others showed through even more brightly in his fight against the devastating disease. No matter what setbacks Paul faced on this difficult path, he was always positive, gracious and grateful to the many doctors, nurses, family members and friends who fought alongside him.
Paul's greatest accomplishments were being a wonderful husband and father and lovingly raising his two young sons. He gained the admiration of many others for his devotion to raising his sons as a stay-at-home dad over the past 10 years.
Paul's positive and outgoing nature attracted friends from all walks of life. He was interested in people regardless of their background, education or station in life, and could easily find what was special and unique in them. Paul was an avid fly fisherman and enjoyed hiking and camping in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Connecting with nature gave him peace and strength.
Paul loved cooking for friends and sharing culinary skills that he developed as an executive chef in his previous 10-year career. He enjoyed helping friends cook great meals and teaching them how to prepare sophisticated or challenging dishes.
For the past five years, Paul was the magnet who attracted his Preston Oaks neighbors into the cul-de-sac for year-round get togethers. He was the nucleus of the neighborhood, as he often grabbed his chair, headed to the end of his driveway and waited for neighbors to come. And they always came; first one neighbor, then another, until half the neighborhood was camped out in front of Paul and Bev's house, some bringing wine, others crackers and cheese, and others dessert. Paul loved to talk politics, fly-fishing, ACC basketball and Formula 1 racing with his neighbors.
To know Paul was to love Paul. He will be deeply missed by his wife and sons, extended family and friends.
Surviving Paul are his loving wife, whom he met when they were 12 years old, Beverly Bortell Hope of Cary; two sons, Andrew MacIntosh Hope and Alex Grant Hope of Cary; three brothers, Kevin Hope and wife Tanya of Atlanta, James Hope of Spartanburg, S.C., and Dr. Lapsley Hope and wife DeDe of Blountville, Tenn.; and a sister, Hyla Butler and husband Jim of Kissimmee, Fla.
A celebration of Paul's life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Cary. There will be a reception at the church following the service.
In lieu of flower memorials, contributions may be made to The Nature Conservancy, 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203-1606, or to The American Lung Association, P.O. Box 27985, Raleigh, NC 27611-7985.
Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home on Southeast Maynard Road in Cary.
Tributes may be made to www.brownwynne.com.