H. Macon Goodwin Jr.
H. Macon Goodwin Jr., 82, of Chatham County died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford due to an extended illness.
Mr. Goodwin retired after 41 years with CP&L as an operator. He was a great barbecue cook and loved to hunt and watch the Atlanta Braves. He also served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He had a special love for all his family.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at Apex Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Apex Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Willie M. Goodwin; son, Marc Alan Goodwin and wife Melinda of Moncure; daughters, Kathy Stanley and husband David of Charlotte and Susie Howell of Fuquay-Varina; five grandchildren, Bryan K. Howell and wife Terri, Steven W. Howell, Boe A. Goodwin, Kyle M. Goodwin and Audrey A. Goodwin; five great-grandchildren, Hunter, Hampton, Holden and Hanna, and Harper Howell; sisters, Peggy Jones of Angier, Josephine Fidler of Raleigh and Becky Morris and husband Cecil of New Hill. He is also survived by three special pets, Buddy, Jackie and Sadie.
The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Apex Funeral Home.
Flowers are welcome and memorial contributions may be given to Community Hospice, 1602 Westover Drive, Sanford, NC 27330.
Douglas Keith Stargardt
Doug was born July 6, 1957. He departed this life Dec. 10, 2003, surrounded by family and friends. Doug will be remembered by his many friends as a happy and kind person, sharing with all his wonderful sense of humor and happy-go-lucky lifestyle. Joyous memories of Doug will be remembered by the many hearts that he touched.
Doug, family, and friends would like to thank Scott Sailer, MD, Dawn, Karen and staff at Wake Radiology Oncology Services and P.J. Singh, MD, and staff at Cary Oncology for providing the comfort and care that Doug needed. Special thanks to Dr. Singh for the spiritual support and prayers, and to Heartland Hospice. Everyone will miss Doug. He leaves behind friends too numerous to mention.
Surviving family include Stan Stargardt of Holly Springs and Terri Sandlin of Fuquay-Varina; brother Steve Stargardt and wife Michell, nephews Johnathan and Bryan Sanders, all of Cary; brother Wayne Stargardt, niece Laura Jean and nephew William, all of Dallas, Texas; mother, Jean Stargardt of Addison, Texas, and father, Ken Stargardt of Richmond, Va.; and aunt and uncle, Shirley and Ray Jackson of Morehead City.
A memorial service to celebrate Doug's life was held Monday, Dec. 15, at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Cary. There was a gathering of friends after the memorial service at the home of Terri Sandlin in Fuquay-Varina.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest that memorials be made to the Wake County SPCA, 219-B Garner Business Court, Garner, NC 27529-4067; or to Wildlife Welfare Inc. and send memorials to 492 Parker Creek Road, Holly Springs, NC 27540.
James Paschall Spence
James Paschall Spence, 78, of Raleigh died Dec. 15, 2003, at Rex Hospital. Mr. Spence was a trucker and mechanic. A graveside service will be held today, Thursday, at 11 a.m. at Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Apex.
Mr. Spence is survived by his brother, Charles Spence and wife, Peggy of Raleigh; sisters, Christine Lambert of Raleigh and Hilda Yates of Apex; and several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 17, at Apex Funeral Home.
Flowers are welcome, and memorials may be given to Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2100 Noble Road, Raleigh, NC 27608, or to a charity of one's choice.
Helen Elizabeth Maher
Helen Elizabeth Maher, 75, of Apex, formerly of Durham, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at Rex Nursing Care of Apex. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at Apex Funeral Home Chapel, 511 W. Williams St. (N.C. 55) in Apex. The Rev. Matt Rice will officiate.
Mrs. Maher is survived by her daughter, Beth Maher Plowman of Apex; sons, Richard Maher of Altoona, Pa., and Stephen Maher of Pittsboro; 12 grandchildren; and a niece and a nephew.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. Those considering memorial contributions may make them to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216.
Robert Vance 'Butch' Trexler
Robert Vance "Butch" Trexler, 58, of Granite Quarry, formerly of Cary, died Sunday morning, Dec. 21, 2003 at Rowan Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, after several years of declining health.
He was born April 24, 1945, in Rowan County, the son of Dewette Eagle Trexler of Salisbury and the late Zeb Trexler. A graduate of North Rowan High School and Cabarrus Community College, he had worked for Bahnson Co. as an environmental systems designer; for Edward Stone and Co. as an environmental systems representatives; and for AF McQuay Corp. as a sales representative.
He was a member of Oakdale Baptist Church in Spencer and had many special friends at the Abundant Living Adult Day Care.
An infant son, Zeb Trexler, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Patricia "Patsy" Nesbitt Trexler of the home; a daughter, Mollie Elizabeth Trexler of the home; sons, Donald D. Trexler of Granite Quarry and Charles R. Trexler of Concord; and sisters, Gwen Turney Tuchek of Granite Quarry and Betty T. Weant of Rockwell.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 23, at Oakdale Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Gross, church pastor, and the Rev. Robert T. Heard, the former church pastor, officiating. Burial was to follow in the church cemetery. The family received friends Monday evening, Dec. 22, at Lyerly Funeral Home in Salisbury and other times at the home of sister Gwen Tuchek in Granite Quarry.
Memorials may be made to Abundant Living Adult Day Care, 201 W. Harrison St., Salisbury, NC 28144.
John R. 'Jack' LeRoy
John R. "Jack" LeRoy, 78, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003 after a long and difficult illness. Jack was born in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and had lived in Cary for the past 27 years. He worked as a sales associate in the dental supply field for many years before his retirement in 1991. He was a World War II veteran, a lifetime member of VFW Post 7383 and a member of American Legion Post 67. Jack's passions were his children, grandchildren and golfing.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Maxine LeRoy of Cary; one son, Doug LeRoy and wife Michelle of Holly Springs; and one daughter, Nancy and husband Brack Williams, also of Holly Springs; two sisters, Myra LeRoy of Stoutsville, Ohio, and Jeanne Hamill of West Chester, Pa.; and four grandchildren, Katherine, Anne and Margaret LeRoy, and Braxton Williams.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, Dec. 22, at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Cary. Burial followed at Montlawn Memorial Park in Raleigh.
The family received friends Sunday afternoon, Dec. 21, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60601-7633 (www.alz.org, 1-800-272-3900).
Dorothea A. Baumeister
Dorothea A. Baumeister, 93, who resided at Cary Health and Rehabilitation Center, died Dec. 17, 2003. She was born Feb. 19, 1910, in Milwaukee, Wis., grew up in Austria and Germany, and returned to the United States in 1938. She lived in New York City and Easton, Pa., and in Cary for the last 17 years. This much loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother enjoyed other people and helped many individuals. Dori had a wonderful sense of humor that was appreciated by family, friends and caregivers. She was well-traveled and always had interesting stories to tell. Dori liked to listen to classical music.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Carl Frost and Karl Baumeister. Surviving are her daughter, Frances Johnson and husband Allen of Cary; three grandchildren, Rebecca Rose, Carl Johnson and wife, Laurie of western North Carolina, and Chris Johnson and wife Joy of California; and a great-grandson, Hayden Johnson.
A memorial service was held Monday afternoon, Dec. 22, at Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church in Cary.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kirk of Kildaire, 200 High Meadow Drive, Cary, NC 27511; or to WCPE classical radio, P.O. Box 897, Wake Forest, NC 27588.
The Cremation Society of the Carolinas handled arrangements.
Agnes Scarlett Horton
Agnes Scarlett Horton, 62, of Apex died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003 at home surrounded by her loving family. Employed by Duke University Medical Center in the early 1960s, she devoted the rest of her life to being a proud homemaker, beloved wife, mother and grandmother. She was a friend to all that knew her.
She was a faithful member of Bell's Baptist Church, where a funeral service was held Friday afternoon, Dec. 19, with the Rev. Rick Washington and Dr. Johnny Ross officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Horton is survived by her husband, Vossie Lee Horton; son, Todd Lee Horton and wife, Laura of Apex; grandson, John Lee Horton, and granddaughter, Elizabeth Laura Horton; mother, Louise Scarlett of Hillsborough; brothers, Ellis Scarlett Jr. of Fairfax, Va., and Van Scarlett and wife, Lianne of Raleigh; sister, Sandra Melton and husband, Danny of Kernersville; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. The family received friends Thursday evening, Dec. 18, at Bell's Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contribution be made to Bell's Baptist Chruch Cemetery Fund, 1274 Farrington Road, Apex, NC 27523.
Apex Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Katherine Celena Mullenix Jesse
Katherine Celena Mullenix Jesse, 93, of Holly Springs and formerly of Silver Springs, Md., died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003 at Western Wake Medical Center. Mrs. Jesse was a career service wife of Col. William C. Jesse, U.S. Army. She served as clerk of courts, Coatesville District, in Chester County, Pa. She was an active volunteer and a loving mother.
A memorial service was held Saturday afternoon, Dec. 20, at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Cary. Inurnment was to be in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.
Mrs. Jesse is survived by her daughter, Kathy Robertson of Bethesda, Md.; sons, Robert Eager of Orange City, Fla., and W. Chris Jesse and wife, Judi of Holly Springs; grandchildren, Tim Best, Bonnie Huott, Mary Hood, Amanda Thompson and Rachel Shugarman; and six great-grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to Apex Lions Club, Camp Dogwood Fund, P.O. Box 633, Apex, NC 27502.
Apex Funeral Home handled arrangements.