Susan Lyles Shearon, 67
Susan Lyles Shearon, 67, of Youngsville died Monday Jan. 28, 2013 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Maxine Morris Lyles and William Odel Lyles.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 30 at the chapel of Bright Funeral Home. Burial was in Woodland Baptist Church Cemetery.
Shearon is survived by her husband, Danny Shearon; sons, Alan Roberts of Knightdale and Jay Roberts of Wendell; step-children, Tony Shearon of Wendell and Jeremy Shearon and Marie Hamilton both of South Carolina; a brother, Jimmy Lyles of Youngsville; and nine step-grandchildren.
Jo Sloan Philbeck, 82
Jo Sloan Philbeck, 82, formerly of Wake Forest died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at Springmoor Life Care Retirement Community in Raleigh of leukemia (AML). She was born March 21, 1930 in Charlotte, the daughter of the late Glen Richard Sloan and Rena Kluytenberg Sloan. As a minister’s wife, mother, high school teacher and librarian, Philbeck strived to be an encourager and enabler, reaching out to others.
Philbeck graduated from Central High School in Charlotte in 1948; and additional education included an A.A. from Mars Hill College, B.S. from Memphis State College, and M.S. from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Her special achievements and recognitions included being salutatorian at Central High, receiving a faculty medal for scholarship, leadership and character at Mars Hill College, being a member of Phi Kappa Phi at the University of Tennessee, president of Jefferson City Branch of the American Association of University Women, a deacon at First Baptist Church, Jefferson City and at Wake Forest Baptist Church, Wake Forest.
Upon her retirement as reference librarian at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, she was honored by the establishment of the “Jo Sloan Philbeck Church Media Resource Center” in the library.
Philbeck is survived by her sons, Richard Forrest Philbeck and his wife, Shannon, of Austin, Texas, and Dr. John Walter Philbeck and his wife, Dr. Jennifer Todd, of Clarksburg, Md.; two grandchildren; a brother, Dr. Ben L. Sloan and his wife, Frances, of Kennesaw, Ga.; a sister-in-law, Gretchen Philbeck Jones of Memphis, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 38 years, Dr. Ben F. Philbeck Jr., a pastor and Old Testament professor; and their infant son, Paul Warren Philbeck.
A memorial service honoring her life will be held Saturday, Feb. 2 at 1 p.m. in the auditorium at Springmoor Retirement Community, 1500 Sawmill Road, Raleigh.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Springmoor Endowment Fund, 1500 Sawmill Road, Raleigh, NC 27615 or to Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.
Jena Loren Trent, 42
Jena Loren Trent, 42, of Raleigh passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. Trent was born May 6, 1970 in Wake County and was a graduate of North Carolina State University. She was an accountant with Capital Tax and Financial Service Inc.
A visitation was held Monday evening, Jan. 28, at Bright Funeral Home and Cremation Center.
Trent is survived by her husband of 12 years, Bob Stewart; her mother, Jacqueline Chaney Trent; siblings, William Trent III and his wife, Liisa, of Raleigh, Jennifer Trent Mitscherlich of Raleigh and Janet Trent DeCarli and her husband, Jerry, of Youngsville; six nieces and nephews; a grandniece; many extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her father, William E. Trent II; and brothers, Christopher Trent and Joshua Trent.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Epilepsy Foundation of N.C., 1920 W. First St., Suite 5541A, Winston-Salem, NC 27104.
Frank Chappell Jr., 88
Frank Chappell Jr., 88, of Raleigh died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. He was born in Forestville, the son of the late Celera Garner Chappell and Frank Chappell Sr.
Chappell was born and raised on the family dairy farm in Forestville and spent his time as a child playing and working with his father. Upon graduating from Wake Forest High School, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and graduated basic training at Parris Island. He was assigned to the 1st Marine Division, which took him to the Southwest and Central Pacific Theater during World War II. He was part of the occupation of Cape Merkus, New Britain, the occupation of New Guinea, the assault and capture of Peleliu, the assault and capture of Okinawa and the assault and capture of Gaudalcanal. The 1st Marine Division was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for their extraordinary heroism in action against enemy forces at Peleliu.
After the war, Chappell attended Wake Forest College and then worked installing bottling equipment for BBB Machinery. Chappell later worked at the News & Observer as a photo engraver for 37 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, photography and history.
A memorial service honoring his life will be held at 2 p.m. today (Thursday), Jan. 31 at the chapel of Bright Funeral Home.
Chappell is survived by his wife of 64 years, Frances Britt Chappell; children, Frank Scot Chappell and his wife, Cindy, Edward Garner Chappell and his wife, Susan, and Virginia “Ginny” Chappell Steinman and her husband, Paul; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, James Reeves Chappell.
Memorial contributions may be made to Forestville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 322, Wake Forest, NC 27588.
Walter “Walt” Dixon Jr., 65
Walter Everette “Walt” Dixon Jr., 65, of Wake Forest died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. Dixon was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam from 1967-1969, and he worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 40 years before retiring in 2006 as an electronics technician.
A memorial service celebrating his life was held Tuesday evening, Jan. 29 at Wake Forest United Methodist Church.
Dixon is survived by his wife, Delia B. Dixon; a son, Richard A. Dixon of Wake Forest; a daughter, Rebecca A. Dixon of Wake Forest and her friend, Bill Kent; his mother, Evelyn Dixon of Raleigh; a sister, Diane Dixon of Raleigh; a brother, Milton Dixon and his wife, Faye, of Raleigh; an aunt, Margie Price of Goldsboro; and other extended family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.
Lucy Etta Wall Mitchell, 97
Lucy Etta Wall Mitchell, 97, formerly of Wake Forest, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 in Atlanta, Ga. Mitchell worked for many years at Wake Electric Membership Coop and was a member of Wake Forest Baptist Church.
After retirement, she lived in Athens, Ga., and worked with other volunteers at Athens Council on Aging to make quilts for young children in need. She also worked as a volunteer for the Red Cross at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mitchell is survived by her son, Dr. Bill Mitchell and his wife, Dr. Sandy Mitchell; a grandson; a granddaughter; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, Douglas Wall of Wake Forest. She was predeceased by her husband, William “Willie” Mitchell; a brother; and three sisters.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, Jan. 27 at the chapel of Bright Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Thomas Jackson officiating. Burial was in the Mitchell Family Cemetery. Pallbearers were Kevin Wall, Seneca Fisher, Quentin Brandt, Ricky Mitchell, Clem Mitchell Jr. and Marcus Ward.
Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association of Eastern North Carolina, 3739 National Drive, Suite 110, Raleigh, NC 27612.
F.C. Holmes, 85
Fred Carl “F.C.” Holmes, 85, of Louisburg died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at Franklin Regional Medical Center. He was born in Franklin County, the son of the late Ethel Hill Holmes and Fred Holmes. Holmes owned and operated Holmes T.V. and Repair Service in Wake Forest until his retirement.
Holmes is survived by his wife, Alwayne Holmes; a son, Brooks Holmes and his wife, Wendy, of Louisburg; a granddaughter; a brother, Douglas Holmes of Youngsville; and sisters, Betty Holmes Woodcock of Franklinton and Nadine Lawson of Wendell. He was predeceased by two brothers, Charles Yates Holmes and Jimmy Holmes; and a sister-in-law, Mary Charles Holmes.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, Jan. 26 at Flat Rock Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary McNair officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Wally Holmes, Grady Perry, Danny Alford, Wesley Alford, Tony Arnold and Johnny Gilliam.
George Madison Upchurch Sr., 67
George Madison Upchurch Sr., 67, of Wake Forest went to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 with his family by his side. He was born in Franklin County, the son of the late Richmond and Elizabeth Upchurch.
Upchurch was employed by Athey Products, CP&L and was also the owner and operator of Rolesville Gas and Oil Company. Upchurch was a long-time member and instrumental in building of Richland Creek Community Church. He was also a member of the Rolesville Lions Club and the Tarheel Senior Golf League.
Upchurch is survived by his wife of 47 years, Shirley Dorsey Upchurch; a son, George Upchurch Jr. of Wake Forest; two grandchildren; a sister, Irene Upchurch of Garner; a brother, Steve Upchurch and his wife, Gloria, of Louisburg; a niece and a nephew. He was predeceased by his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ennis and Viola Dorsey; and a brother, Boyce Upchurch and his wife, Cyrethia.
Memorial contributions may be made to Richland Creek Community Church Legacy Fund, 3229 Burlington Mills Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587 or Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.
A celebration of his life was held Sunday afternoon, Jan. 27 at Richland Creek Community Church. Burial was in the Rolesville Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Fred Graham, Curtiss Mitchell, Franklin Hall, Jamie O’Brian, Johnnie Hayes, John Dillard, Donald Stroud and Twig Wiggins. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Rolesville Lions Club and the Prime Timers Sunday school class.
Deborah “Debbie” T. Hammett, 63
Deborah “Debbie” Taylor Hammett, 63, of Louisburg passed away Jan. 21, 2013 at WakeMed after a sudden heart infection. She was born in Atlanta, Ga.
Hammett was famous for her Southern cooking and was known for “mothering” everyone she knew. She was also an advocate for animal rescue.
Hammett is survived by her husband of 42 years, Samuel Henderson “Sam” Hammett Jr.; daughters, Dr. Britton Hammett-McCurry and her husband, John, of Newnan, Ga., and Samantha Hammett-Sherman and her husband, Erik, of Louisburg; her father, James C. Taylor of Smyrna, Ga.; three grandchildren; brothers, Phil Taylor and his wife, Susan, of Newnan, Ga., and David Taylor and his wife, Norma, of Smyrna, Ga.; her close friend, GG; nieces, nephews and extended family. She was predeceased by her father-in-law, Wheeler Hammett; brothers-in-law, Donnie and Danny Hammett; her mother, Etta Greer Taylor, and an infant granddaughter, Savannah Bindi Sherman.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association-Eastern N.C., 3739 National Drive, Suite 110, Raleigh NC 27612.
Bonnie Holder Moore Doss, 68
Bonnie Holder Moore Doss, 68, of Franklinton passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.
She is survived by a son, Reggie Moore Jr.; a daughter, Valerie Deenee Hughes; a brother, James T. Holder and his wife, Diane; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 30 at the chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Burial followed at Fairview Cemetery.
Annette Jefferson Hogwood, 74
Annette Jefferson Hogwood, 74, of Newport News, Va., formerly of Louisburg, passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013.
She is survived by a daughter, Salle Fields; sons, Gaston Lake Hogwood and Stanley Hogwood; her mother, Beulah Jefferson; sisters, Dorothy Kearney, Martha Collins, Juanita Alston, Roselyn Edgerton and Marjorie Leonard; brothers, Michael Jefferson and Carl Jefferson; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 30 at Guilfield Baptist Church. Burial followed at the church cemetery.
Carolina Nicole Perry, 36
Carolina Nicole Perry, 36, of Louisburg passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.
Perry is survived by three sisters, Angela F. Kearney, Jennifer Peters and Jackie P. Person; a stepsister, Shirley Thomas; and a stepbrother, Douglas Peters.
Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 25 at Richardson Funeral Home chapel. Burial was at Shady Grove cemetery.
James Albert Cannady, 80
James Albert Cannady, 80, of Franklinton passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy M. Cannady; daughters, Sharron C. Bradshaw, Sonya Yvette Cannady and Fonya Suzette Cannady; sons, Harvey T. Davis, Leander L. Davis and Albert K. Cannady; sistters, Marsie and Josephine; a brother, Barry Pong; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 26 at Greater New Life Church with Elder Dexter Perry officiating. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery.
Lena Conyers Lewis
Lena Conyers Lewis of Newport News, Va., formerly of Franklinton, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.
Lewis is survived by her husband of 63 years, Durward W. Lewis; children, Nadina S. Fentress and her husband, Gary, Alan D. Lewis and his wife, Marie, and Caron Schwartz; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 24 at Weymouth Funeral Home chapel with Pastor John Dey officiating. Burial was at Peninsula Memorial Park.
Johnny “Lee” Jones, 59
Johnny “Lee” Jones, 59, of Henderson passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.
Jones is survived by a daughter, Misty Southerland; sisters, Gladys Jones and Shawanda Jones both of Louisburg; and brothers, Frank Douglas Jones of Kittrell and James Henry Jones and Chrlies Columbus Jones Jr. both of Louisburg.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 24 at Allen Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Quinton Alston officiating. Burial followed at the Hargrove Family Cemetery.
Hilda May Turner Young, 85
Hilda May Turner Young, 85, of Wake Forest passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at her home. She was born May 23, 1927 in Granville County, the daughter of the late William Alman Turner Jr. and Dovie Morado Hunt Turner. Young was a graduate of Wilton High School and Mrs. Fuller’s Secretarial School in Oxford. She married the love of her life, the late Frank E. Young Jr., in 1951 in Oxford and retired from Carolina Power and Light after many years of service.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford. A private committal service will be held in Meadowview Memorial Park, where she will be buried next to her husband,
Young is survived by a her sister, Alice Turner Scurlock of Creedmoor; two brothers, Billy Turner Jr. and Jack Turner, both of Creedmoor; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Katherine Turner Ross.