Sue Louise Kieny, 74
Sue Louise Kieny, 74, of Bluffton, S.C., passed away peacefully in her sleep Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 after a period of declining health. She was born April 3, 1938 in Philadelphia, Pa., the daughter of the late James and Agnes Dougherty.
Kieny married Leonard Kieney, June 20, 1959 in Secane, Pa. They later moved to Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and settled in Shelburne, Vt., where they raised their family. During her time in Vermont, Kieny spent several years working in the Shelburne school system, the offices of Dr. Horace Jocelyn, DDS and the Howard Bank. She and her husband retired to Bluffton in 1995.
Kieny is survived by a brother, James Dougherty and his wife, Terry, of Glen Mills, Pa.; children, Kevin and his wife, Kathy, of Liberty Township, Ohio, Craig and his wife, Sally, of Colchester, Vt., and Janet Burgess and her husband, Scott, of Wake Forest; and six grandchildren. She was prdeceased by her husband.
Memorial Masses will take place in South Carolina and Vermont at a later date.
Joanna Shoun Davenport, 82
Joanna Shoun Davenport, 82, of Wake Forest passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at the William M. Dunlap Center for Caring. She was born in Lebanon, Tenn., the daughter of the late Louis Shoun and Louise Hobson Shoun.
Davenport was the first certified medical technologist in North Carolina and retired after 30 years of service at Cherry Hospital. During her career, she served as the hospital laboratory director and represented North Carolina in the Association of American Medical Technologists. In her younger years, she was a member and officer of Pilot Club International and the Jaycettes. Davenport was an active member of the Goldsboro Church of Christ and taught Sunday School. After retirement, she was a literacy volunteer at North Drive Elementary School.
Davenport is survived by her children, Deborah Davenport, D.V.M. and her husband, Martin Drey, of Lecompton, Kan., David Davenport and his wife, Gail, of Russellville, Ark., and Dana D. Hardin and her husband, Len, of Wake Forest; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Linda Shoun of Williamsburg, Va.; brothers, John Shoun and his wife, Neva, of Burlington and Paul Shoun and his wife, Janet, of Nashville, Tenn.; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. She was predeceased by her husband, Earl Davenport; and a sister, Edna Palmer.
A memorial service was held Wednesday morning, Feb. 20 at the chapel of Bright Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607 or to the Alzheimer’s Association of NC, 1305 Navaho Drive, Suite 101, Raleigh, NC 27609.
Linda Lou Barren Moore, 61
Linda Moore, 61, of Wake Forest went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 at WakeMed Hospital. She was born Sept. 24, 1951 in Johnson City, N.Y., the daughter of the late James Joseph Barren and Virginia Flipse Barren.
After moving to Raleigh in 1983, Moore enjoyed a successful real estate career at Howard, Perry and Walston, and then moved to RE/MAX. She was an initial member of the first RE/MAX office in Raleigh. Since 2000, she has worked with her husband in their company, Moore Properties.
In addition to her mother, Moore is survived by her husband of 43 years, Frank Moore of Wake Forest; a son, Steven Moore and his wife, Jennifer, of Raleigh; a daughter, Cheri Moore Pressley and her husband, Aaron, of Wake Forest; three grandchildren; a brother, Ronald S. Barren and his wife, Virginia, of Vestal, N.Y.; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to her father, she was predeceased by her brothers, Robert Edward Barren and James Joseph Barren Jr.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of one’s choice.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at the chapel of Bright Funeral Home with Moore’s uncle Edward L. Flipse of Kingman, Ariz., officiating. Burial will follow at Historic Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh. Visitation will be held tonight (Thursday), Feb. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bright Funeral Home in Wake Forest.
Violet May Daly, 78
Violet May Daly, 78, of Youngsville, passed away Monday evening, Feb. 11, 2013. She was born May 7, 1934, in the Bronx, N.Y., the daughter of the late Joseph William Lee and Ethel Davis Lee.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday morning, Feb. 18 at Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church. Burial was in Wake Forest Cemetery.
Daly is survived by her daughter, Sheryl Rose Joe of New York City, N.Y.; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Audrey Lee of Youngsville, Peggy Miranda Simpson of Great Neck, N.Y., Josephine Ethelene Williams of New York City, N.Y., Antoinette “Tony” Lee of New York City, N.Y., and Charlotte Mills of Virginia; and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas F. Daly, and siblings, Joseph William Lee and Cherry Green.
Gerald “Jerry” Tuttle, 72
Gerald Otis “Jerry” Tuttle, 72, of Franklinton died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 at Rex Hospital after a valiant battle with cancer. Tuttle was born Nov. 30, 1940 in Wake County, the son of the late Woodrow Tuttle and Gladys Lloyd Tuttle.
He was retired from the city of Raleigh Fire Department with 34 years of service, as well as being a former member of the Wake Forest Fire Department. He was a member of Brassfield Volunteer Fire Department in Granville County for 20 years, where he served as chief for 12 years.
Tuttle is survived by his wife, Lynn Tuttle; daughters, Karey Stein and her husband, Jayson, Sherri Osterhoudt, Kelli Carrick and her husband, Rick, Layne Houston and her husband, Bill, and Kristy Stevenson and her husband, Chris; a son, Brent Tuttle and his wife, Georgina; and 10 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday morning, Feb. 15 at the chapel of Bright Funeral Home. Burial was in Carolina Memorial Gardens with fire department honors provided by the Raleigh Fire Department Honor Guard. Pallbearers were Richard Hinkle, Guy Ward, Burley Hamell, Jayson Stein, Brent Tuttle and Brian Ward.
Memorial donations may be made to jerrytuttlefund.com.
Elton Norman Choplin, 84
Elton Norman Choplin, 84, of Raleigh died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at the Oaks of Mayview. He was born in Granville County, the son of the late Lelia Smith Choplin and Walter Choplin.
Choplin was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a radio operator in Japan and fighting in the Korean War. He retired from Westinghouse (ABB) in Raleigh as a senior chemical lab technician.
Choplin is survived by his wife, Joyce Nussey Choplin; children, Amy Massengill and her husband, Wayne, of Fuquay-Varina and Greg Choplin and his wife, Beth, of Florence, S.C.; stepchildren, Bill Nussey and his wife, Melinda, of Smyrna, Ga., and Karyn Mullins and her husband, Ron, of Flowery Branch, Ga.; sisters, Billie Lowery of Wake Forest, Evelyn Cross of Garner and Betty Williams of Charlotte; brothers, Lewis Choplin of Wake Forest and Joe Choplin of Burgaw; and six grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife of 39 years, Rhoda Pearl Lilley Choplin.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, Feb. 18 at New Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Richard Childress officiating. Burial was in Montlawn Memorial Park with military honors. Pallbearers were Wayne Massengill, Blake Massengill, Brandon Massengill, Vic Thompson, Wayne Choplin and Larry Choplin.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Baptist Church, 4301 Louisburg Road, Raleigh, NC 27604 or to Meals on Wheels of Wake County, P.O. Box 37639, Raleigh, NC 27627.