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HENDERSON - Hickman Lee Finch Sr., 84, of 843 E. Montgomery St. died Saturday, March 21, 1992, at a local nursing home.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Plank Chapel United Methodist Church, of which he was a member. Burial will be in Sunset Gardens.
A native of Vance County, he was a retired employee of the Dible Brothers Tobacco Co., former employee of the British American Tobacco Co. in China and India, member of the Golden K's at his church and a World War II Army veteran.
Surviving are wife, Mrs. Thelma Jackson Finch; daughter, Mrs. Jackie F. Jackson of Henderson; son, Hickman L. Finch II of Henderson; sister, Mrs. Lula Mary F. Fuller of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; three grandchildren.
The family will be at J.M. White Funeral Home 7:30-9 p.m. today, other times at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Plank Chapel Memorial Fund, c/othe Plank Chapel United Methodist Church, Route 1, Kittrell, N.C. 27544.
Greensboro News & Record (NC) - March 23, 1992


Fleming, Willis Alston
HENDERSON — Willis Alston Fleming, 83, of 122 Kinderhook Lane, Henderson, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at Hock Family Pavilion in Durham.
Born in Warren County, he was the son of the late Robert Pritchard Fleming and Onnie Lorene Pernell Fleming.
Mr. Fleming was a retired farmer and convenience store owner and operator. He was a member of Shocco United Methodist Church and the Men’s Club.
A graveside funeral service will be held today, at 2 p.m., at Shocco United Methodist Church Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Eric Schubert.
Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Alice Russell Palmer Fleming; two daughters, Kelly F. Mosley and husband, Kenneth, of Henderson and Kyle F. Burwell and husband, Scott, of Oxford; a sister, Lorene F. Greenway of Henderson; and five grandchildren, Renee Mosley, Tori Burwell, Laura Mosley, Jacob Mosley and Lindsey Burwell.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Lorene Fleming; two sisters, Louise F. Harris and Betty F. Adcock; and four brothers, Vernon Fleming, Charlie Fleming, William Lewis Fleming and Goode Fleming.
The family will receive friends at the home, 122 Kinderhook Lane, Henderson.
Flowers will be accepted; or memorials may be made to Shocco United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, c/o Lisa Blalock, 319 S. Main Street, Warrenton, NC 27589.
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.
(Source: Henderson Daily Dispatch, Aug. 26, 2012. Submitted by Joyce Roberson)


Fletcher, Charlotte G.
HENDERSON — Charlotte Gray Fletcher, 87, of Henderson, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, at Maria Parham Medical Center. Born in Vance County, she was the son of the late Floyd Flindol Fletcher Sr. and Capitola Faulkner Fletcher.
She was a retired employee of Harriet & Henderson Yarns Inc. and was a member of North Henderson Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at North Henderson Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Brent Kasey and the Rev. Carl Hunter. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Jewell F. House; and a brother, Floyd Fletcher Jr.
The family will receive friends Friday, from 2-3 p.m., at North Henderson Baptist Church. All other times, they will be at the home of Roxanne and Tim Hudson, 311 E. Green St., Franklinton.
Serving as active pallbearers will be Steve Fletcher, Jan Fletcher, Gary Fletcher, Tim Hudson, and Arthur Falkner.
Flowers will be accepted; or memorials may be made to North Henderson Baptist Church, 1211 N. Garnett St., Henderson, N.C., 27536.
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.
(Source: Henderson Daily Dispatch. Submitted by Joyce Roberson)


Floyd, Eric H.
HENDERSON — Eric Henderson “E.H.” Floyd, 84, of Henderson died Wednesday, December 29, 2010. Born in Granville County, he was the son of the late Eric Zadock Floyd and Viola Latta Floyd and the husband of the late Melba Sturdivant Floyd.
He was a retired key man for Holland Supply, now known as Holland Industrial, from its inception in 1948, retiring as inside sales manager in 1991 and continuing part-time until 1998. A Veteran of the United States Marines, he served from 1952 to 1954. He was also a member of First United Methodist Church of Henderson where he was also an active participant in the Men’s Bible Class.
After retiring, he enjoyed visiting sick and shut-in family and friends as well as helping his son, Ben Floyd, and Wayne Gray at Advance Printers.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 31, at Flowers Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Rev. George Speake of First United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at Flowers Funeral Home on Friday one hour prior to the service. Neil Gillespie will deliver the eulogy. Burial will follow in Sunset Cemetery. At all other times, the family will receive friends at the home.
Surviving are two sons, Ben Floyd of Henderson and Greg Floyd and wife, Teresa, of Ruther Glen, Va.; his brother, Geoffrey Floyd and wife, Christine, of Oxford; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Irma Mae Gupton Bryce, and three brothers, Irvin Floyd, Earl Floyd and Bernard Floyd.
Serving as active pallbearers will be Butch Holland, Larry Holland, Neil Gillespie, Marshall Floyd, Ricky Floyd and Eric Floyd. Honorary pallbearers will be Ted Bowen, Bobby Glover, Guy Tunstall, Lawrence Stevenson, members of the Men’s Bible Class at First United Methodist Church, and associates of Holland Industrial.
To honor E.H., the family requests that donations in his honor be given to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 2510, Henderson, NC, 27536, or the Memorial Fund of First United Methodist Church, 114 Church Street, Henderson NC 27536.
Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.
(Source: Henderson Daily Dispatch. Submitted by Joyce Roberson)


Floyd, Julian G.
HENDERSON — Julian Gregory Floyd, 51, of 2001 Walter Bowen Road, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at his home. Born on Feb. 28, 1960, in Vance County, he was the son of Thomas Willis Floyd and Ruby Moss Floyd of Henderson. He was a retired mechanical technician at Americal and was a member of New Sandy Creek Baptist Church.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Sandy Creek Baptist Church by the Rev. Tim Burgess.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Teen Hissong Floyd of the home; a sister, Susan F. Fletcher of Henderson; and three brothers, T.W. Floyd and Dean Floyd of Henderson and Gerald Floyd of Kinston.
The family will receive friends Saturday immediately following the service in the fellowship hall of New Sandy Creek Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Sandy Creek Baptist Church Baptist Church Building Fund, 1699 Weldon’s Mill Road, Henderson, N.C., 27537.
Arrangements are by J.M. White Funeral Home.
(Source: Henderson Daily Dispatch. Submitted by Joyce Roberson)


Forbes, Guy
BULLOCK — Guy Forbes, 75, husband of Lucille Beam Forbes, died Thursday, Jan. 05, 2012, at Maria Parham Hospital in Henderson. He was born on Feb. 3, 1936, in Mitchell County to the late William McKinley and Leanor Winters Forbes.
Forbes relocated to Vance County from Mitchell County to work at Tungsten Mine, near Townsville. He also worked briefly in a mine in Grants, N.M. He was a retired truck driver for 33 years, with Harriett & Henderson and Bandag.
A member of Tungsten Baptist Church, funeral services will take place there today at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Sam Brewer officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
In addition to his wife of 56 years, Forbes is survived by his daughter, Darlene Wiggins of Bullock; two sons, Dennis and Kenny Forbes, both of Bullock; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Gail F. Hinson of Taylorsville; and three brothers, Burl Forbes of Hickory, Herb Forbes of Stovall and Butch Forbes of Keene; as well as several other relatives. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Delores “Sissy” Forbes.
The family received friends Friday from 7-9 p.m. at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home in Clarksville.
(Source: Henderson Daily Dispatch. Submitted by Joyce Roberson)


Fox, Betsy Rose Evans
HENDERSON — Betsy Rose Evans Fox, age 46, a resident of 129 Elsie Smith Drive, died Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at her home. Born in Vance County on November 27, 1964, she was the daughter of William Blair Evans of Henderson and the late Rose Dickerson Evans.
Mrs. Fox was a homemaker and a former CNA at Guardian Care Nursing Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Alert Pentecostal Holiness Church by the Rev. David Blake. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens. Lunch will be served following the graveside service for family and friends at Alert Pentecostal Holiness Church.
In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, Anthony “Tony” Fox of the home; her stepmother, Geraldine Evans of Henderson; one son, Jonathon Miles Henderson of Henderson; two daughters, Crystal Lynn Weaver of Henderson and Jessica Roe Gouldman and husband, Dustin, of Oxford; two stepsons, Kyle Anthony Fox, and wife Valerie, of Durham, and Jonathan Thomas Fox of Henderson; one brother, Christopher Blair Evans of Henderson; two sisters, Jennifer Evans of Durham and Billie Jo Duke of Henderson; one stepsister, Vanessa Valez of New York; and seven grandchildren, Tristen Faulkner, Jerzey “Katie Bug” Faulkner, Kevin Weaver, Haile Marie, Emma Rose, Alannah Rae Gouldman and Jonathon Miles Henderson Jr. Mrs. Fox was preceded in death by a sister, Tammy Evans Faulkner.
The family will receive friends today from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at J.M. White Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home at 129 Elsie Smith Drive in the Vicksboro community.
Serving as active pallbearers will be Jonathon Miles Henderson, Randy Faulkner, Jerry Fuller, David Evans, Tim Hedgepeth and Bennie Howard.
Arrangements are by J.M. White Funeral Home.
(Source: Henderson Daily Dispatch. Submitted by Joyce Roberson)


HENDERSON - Thomas Worth "Bill" Frazier Jr., age 77, a resident of 1723 Lynne Ave., passed away at his residence on Friday. He was native of Vance County and was the son of the late Thomas Worth Frazier Sr. and Vernice Watkins Frazier.
He was a decorated World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, participating in first wave invasions of the Marshall Islands, Saipan, and Iwo Jima. He was retired from General Telephone Company after spending 46 years in the telephone industry. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Men's Bible Class, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2417, American Legion Post 60, Forty and Eight, and Henderson Masonic Lodge 229 AF & AM.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church by the Rev. Charles M. Cook and Dr. Marion D. Lark. Burial will follow in the Union Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Rebecca Clayton Frazier, two sons, Thomas W. Frazier III and wife, Pat, and Clayton Gill Frazier and wife, Billie, and one daughter, Reba Ann Frazier, all of Henderson; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Frazier, Matt Frazier, Gill Frazier, and Tate Frazier; four sisters, Polly F. Hobgood and Peggy F. Pegram, both of Henderson, and Iris F. Southerland and Jane F. Kittrell, both of Louisburg; and four brothers, Fred D. Frazier Jr., of Weldon, Dr. Richard E. Frazier, of Roanoke Rapids, Eugene Frazier, of Newport News, Va., and Kirby Frazier, of Raleigh.
The family will receive friends Saturday night from 7:00 until 8:30 at the J.M. White Funeral Home. At other times, they will be at the home of Tommy and Pat Frazier at 1812 Parker Ln.
Serving as active pallbearers will be Terry Frazier, Jeff Frazier, Freddy Frazier, LaVern Dement, Frankie Hobgood, Randy Clayton, Larry Clayton, David Clayton, Donnie Southerland, Weldon Lloyd, and Elbert Dement Jr.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be all members of the First United Methodist Church Men's Bible Class, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion Forty and Eight, and the Henderson Masonic Lodge 229.
Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home.
Herald-Sun, The (Durham, NC) - March 10, 2001


HENDERSON - Mrs. Vashti Woodlief Freeman, 89, formerly of 134 Belle St., died Nov. 18, 1992.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Rose Chapel of First United Methodist Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be in Elmwood cemetery.
A native of Vance County, she was retired from Roses Stores. She belonged to Whitmore Wesley Sunday school class at her church.
Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Josephine "Jo" Nichols of Greensboro, Mrs. Edna F. Murray of Henderson; son, Lucius J. Freeman Jr. of Hartwell, Ga.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
The family will be at the home of Edna and Ralph Murray, 431 Waddill St., Henderson.
Memorials may be made to Whitmore Wesley Sunday school class of First United Methodist Church, or to First Presbyterian Church.
Flowers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Greensboro News & Record (NC) - November 19, 1992

 

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