John Max Falter
John Max Falter, 73, of Apex died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004 at Rex Healthcare in Raleigh. Mr. Falter was an active community servant since moving to Raleigh in 1965. He served on the N.C. State University faculty as an extension entomologist, retiring in 1981. He next taught and was the wrestling coach at Apex High School until 1990. He served as a lector at St. Andrew The Apostle Catholic Church in Apex, where a funeral Mass was held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27.
Mr. Falter is survived by his wife, Nancy Falter; children, Peter Falter and his wife, Christine of Orlando, Fla., Karl Falter of Apex, and Laura Zulueta and her husband, Emmanuel of Marlton, N.J.; grandchildren, John, Rebecca, David and Sarah Falter, and Anna Zulueta; and brothers and sisters, George Falter and his wife, Doris of West Bend, Wis., Rosemary Wagner and her husband, Daniel of Allentown, Wis., Frank Falter and his wife, Althea of West Bend, Wis., and Elizabeth Minz of Wauwatosa, Wis. His sister, Barbara Winnemuller, preceded him in death.
The family received friends Monday evening, Jan. 26, at Apex Funeral Home. There was a prayer service at 7:45 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Eastern N.C. Chapter, Flagship Building, 4320 Bland Road, Raleigh, NC 27609.
Myrtle Pierce Johnson
Myrtle Pierce Johnson, 83, of Pittsboro died Monday, Jan. 26, 2004 at Durham Regional Hospital. A funeral service will be held Friday, Jan. 30 at 11 a.m. at Apex Funeral Home Chapel, 511 W. Williams St. (N.C. 55), Apex. Burial will follow in Montlawn Memorial Park in Raleigh.
Mrs. Johnson is survived by her daughters, Patricia Lee Johnson and husband, Ronald D. Singleton of Pittsboro, LaVinnia P. Johnson of Chatham County, and Diane L. Fowler and husband, William B. Fowler of Cape Carteret; sons, Darrow Ranshell Johnson and wife, Carol of Arcata, Calif., Joseph E. Johnson and wife, Karen of Greensboro and Williams O. J. Lynch and wife, Jocelyn of Wilmington; sisters, Honoree Butler and Violet Reynolds; 15 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight, Jan. 29, 7-9 p.m. at Apex Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 11 S. Boylan Ave. Raleigh, NC 27603.
Eva Rigsbee Maynard
Eva Rigsbee Maynard, 87, of 1600 Old Maynard Road died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004 at Bryan Center in Durham.
Mrs. Maynard was a Wake County native and married to the late Walter N. Maynard. A funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan. 31, at 1 p.m. at Good Hope Baptist Church. The Revs. Jim Boltz, Bob Weatherspoon and Ron Christ will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Maynard is survived by her sons, Earl Maynard and wife, Lil Chapel of Durham, and Eugene H. Maynard and wife, Anna of Morrisville; daughters, Martha M. Mitchell and husband, Joe of Franklinton, Colo., and Kitty M. Pope and husband, Charles of Phoenix, Ariz.; 16 grandchildren, 15 great- grandchildren and one great-great- grandchild. The family will receive friends Friday, Jan. 30, 6-8 p.m. at Apex Funeral Home, 511 W. Williams St. (N.C. 55), Apex and other times at the home.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Sandy Pearce for the special care given to Mrs. Maynard.
M. Gerald 'Gerry' Dunham
Mr. M. Gerald "Gerry" Dunham, 89, of Woodland Terrace, beloved husband, father and grandfather, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004.
Mr. Dunham was born in Binghamton, N.Y., June 24, 1914, to the late Charles H. and Marie E. Dunham. He served in the U.S. Army for three years in the European Theater of Operations and was stationed at the 217th General Hospital. He retired from IBM in Research Triangle Park in 1975 after 33 years of service.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, the former Viviane Parseghian of Paris, France; his daughter-in-law, Faith M. Dunham, and her three children, Timothy, Ashley and Sean Daniels; and several cousins.
Mr. Dunham was predeceased by his son, Charles H. Dunham. Memorials may be made to the Charles H. Dunham Scholarship Fund, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Office of Development, 208 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (Attn.: Marissa Sears).
Mary Herring Thompson
Mary Herring Thompson, 94, of Wilson died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2004. Graveside services will be conducted by the Rev. William Bussey today, Thursday, at 3 p.m. in Wilson's Maplewood Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Lynn Whitley and her husband, William G. "Bill" Whitley, of Cary.
Mrs. Thompson was preceded in death by her husband, J.W. "Bill" Thompson.
The family received friends Wednesday evening at Joyner's Funeral Home.
Hubert B. 'Squeaky' Jordan
Hubert "Squeaky" Jordan, 85, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004 at Rex Hospital surrounded by his daughters, sister, and family friends, Blenda Morris and Sammy Foster. A Cary native born on Jan. 21, 1919, he was preceded in death in 1991 by his loving wife, Katie, of 44 years.
He is survived by two daughters: Betsy Jordan of Cary and Kathy Reynolds of Sacramento, Calif. He leaves behind a loving sister, Betty Lee, of Raleigh; son-in-law, Bob Reynolds of Sacramento; two granddaughters, Katie Feldman and Emily Phillips and their husbands of Sacramento; 8-month-old great-grandson, Brian Lee Feldman, Jr.; and a devoted cousin, C.Y. Jordan of Cary.
A true American patriot, Squeaky loved his country and, upon graduation from Cary High School in 1938, served in the U.S. Navy for six years during World War II on the cruiser USS Concord and minesweeper USS Magnet. Between 1946 and 1949, he worked as a brakeman on the Southern Railroad. When his hometown was much smaller, he served as a Cary volunteer fireman and policeman in the 1950s. The town and mayor of Cary honored Squeaky in 1971 with "Squeaky Jordan Day" for his untiring efforts to support youth and build recreation programs in Cary. He started girls' softball in Cary in the 1960s with four teams.
Squeaky's passion in recent years was bowling, and he carried a 160-plus average in his three to four times a week entertainment. In earlier years, he was involved in the Raleigh Chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America and was lead singer in the barbershop chorus and quartet. He retired from the N.C. Department of Highways in 1981 after 32 years as a road materials and bridge inspector.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Raleigh Rescue Mission, 314 E. Hargett St., Raleigh, NC 27601, 828-9014.
The family is thankful for highly professional and compassionate nurses and doctors in the Cardiac Care Unit at Rex Hospital who cared for him and his family during the last few days of his life.
The family will receive friends today, Thursday, Feb. 5, at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary, from 7 to 9 p.m. A service led by longtime friend, The Rev. Sammy Foster, to celebrate Squeaky's life will be held at Brown-Wynne on Friday, Feb. 6, at 1 p.m.