Charlotte Doak Henderson

DURHAM – Charlotte Doak Henderson passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Thursday April 16, 2015. She was born in Johnson City, TN on June 19, 1927 to Stanley and Nelllie (June) Doak, both now deceased. Charlotte was a 1944 graduate of Durham High School, and a 1946 graduate of Wingate College. She was employed with Employment Security Commission,... [read more]

Mary Elizabeth Riley Robinson

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Mary Elizabeth Riley Robinson, 74, died at Alamance Regional Hospital on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Born June 18, 1940 to the late Grady and Virgie Huff Riley in Durham. Mary Elizabeth graduated from Hillsborough High School with the class of 1958. She was a member of Pleasant Green United Methodist Church in Durham. She was preceded in death by her... [read more]

Paul Howard Smith

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Paul H. Smith, 68, formerly of Oxford, NC, went to his eternal home on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of almost 30 years, Faye Burwell Smith and a granddaughter, Leah Avery Porterfield. Mr. Smith is survived by three daughters, Paula S. Sumner of Henderson, NC, Barbara S. McMillian of Spring Lake, NC,... [read more]

Mary Louise Powe Gardner

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DURHAM: Mary Louise Powe Gardner died Tuesday at home following a lengthy decline. She was born October 30, 1927 in Durham to E.K. Powe, Jr. and Louise Watkins Powe. Mary Louise was among the proud attendees of Watts Street Elementary School. After graduation from Salem Academy, she began college at Duke University and graduated from the University of North Carolina.... [read more]

Gerald Rene Hite Frazier

Gerald Rene Hite Frazier 79, died Tuesday April 14, 2015 at her home and went to be with her Lord surrounded by her loving family. She is a native of Granville County, NC the daughter of the late Walter E. Hite and Lila Y. Hite and step-mother Willie O. Hite. Mrs. Frazier Graduated from Oak Hill High School and Fuller’s... [read more]

Norwood E. Miller

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Norwood E. Miller December 11, 1935 – April 12, 2015 Norwood E. Miller (Capt. Ret.), 79, died Sunday evening, April 12, 2015 at Duke University Hospital. Born December 11, 1935, he was born in Durham, NC to the late Gordon Miller and Edna Williams Miller. Mr. Miller was a former police captain with the Carrboro Police Department. Survivors include his... [read more]

Patrick Herndon Barnes III

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Patrick H. Barnes, III, 79, of Apex, NC, passed away peacefully in his home, located at 274 McCoy Road. He showed strength, courage and a positive outlook during his extended battle with cancer. As a young man, Patrick Barnes was a proud Eagle Scout. He graduated from NC State University in 1960 with a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture. He... [read more]

J. (Joseph) Edward King

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J. (Joseph) Edward King, 83, a lifelong resident of Durham, died at Hillcrest Convalescent Center on Monday, March 16, 2015. Ed King was born in Durham on August 23, 1931 to the late Jettie Alonzer King and Esker Elizabeth King (Crutchfield), both also of Durham. Ed grew up in Durham (DHS ’49) and attended Duke University, where he earned a... [read more]

Thomas Marion “Tommy” Williams, Jr.

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DURHAM: Thomas Marion Williams, Jr., 72, died after a brief illness Thursday. He was born February 21, 1943 in Charlotte and moved to Durham as a child. Tommy graduated from Northern High School and began working as a fire fighter with the City of Durham. Over the years he opened several business, including Williams Towing & Body Shop and Triangle... [read more]

Annabelle Derden Selph

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Annabelle Derden Selph, 97, died Tuesday, April 7, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. Born on May 30, 1917 to the late Richard Derden and Emma Belle Sutton Derden in Ellijay, Georgia, a beautiful town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Her father was in the logging and lumber business, she grew up very hard during “The Great... [read more]