Mary Rieves Styers

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DURHAM- Mary Rieves Styers, age 96, passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at Carver Living Center in Durham. Mary was born in Madison, NC, to the late Jesse C. Lassiter and Blanche R. Lassiter. She was a loving and dedicated mother, having provided care for her late daughter, Lynn Styers for over 40 years. Mary was an avid watercolor artist... [read more]

Louise Brooks Eakes Jackson

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Oxford Louise Brooks Eakes Jackson, 84, of Butner died Sunday August 30, 2015 at Durham Regional Hospital. She is a native of Granville County, the daughter of the late Joseph Rhodes Brooks and Hortense Mangum Brooks. She is a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church and a retired Health Care Technician at John Umstead Hospital in Butner. She is survived... [read more]

Theresa Angelyn Dennison

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Theresa Angelyn Dennison, passed suddenly on 8-25-2015. She is survived by her children, Paul Candelori of Greenville, NC and Joel Candelori of Pittsboro, NC. She was also survived by her parents, David Baron and Katharine Roberts Dennison of Atlanta, GA; brother David and wife Lynn of Acworth, GA; sisters Lucile Clotfelter of Durham, NC, Cookie Daniel and husband Russ of... [read more]

Lee Alexander Thomas

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CHAPEL HILL: Lee Alexander Thomas, 61 – brilliant, handsome, very funny and very wise, deeply spiritual chorister, child of God, and disciple of Jesus – died a peaceful and holy death on Tuesday, August 25 at Duke Hospital in Durham, NC. His husband and his priest were by his side. The cause was complications from acute alcoholic hepatitis following a... [read more]

Charles Heaton Gatchel

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Charles H. Gatchel died peacefully at Duke University Hospital on August 19 after a short illness. His loving and devoted wife of 62 years, Evelyn, was at his side. He was an Army veteran of WWII, having served in the 353rd Combat Engineers in the South Pacific for 3-1/2 years. This was followed by 18 months in the Army Air... [read more]

Roger Lewis Sump

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Roger Lewis Sump, age 62, died at his home August 22, 2015. Born in Detroit, MI, he was the son of Anne Haskins Sump and the late Dwyer Charles Sump. In addition to being a franchise owner of Pearle Vision Center for 30 years, Roger also served on the National Franchise Advisory Council and served as its president for two... [read more]

Mr. Calvin Raymond Cole

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Mr. Calvin Raymond Cole, 90, passed away Monday morning, August 17, 2015 at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford, NC. Mr. Cole was born in Worcester, MA on November 29, 1924, to the late Ruth Emerson and Franklin Everett Cole. He honorably served in the U.S. Navy and learned to play the accordion, organ and dulcimer. Mr. Cole loved to study... [read more]

William “Al” Slaughter

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William Albert ‘Al’ Slaughter passed away suddenly on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at the age of 66. He was born February 6, 1949 to the late William Albert Slaughter, Jr. and Odelle S. Slaughter of Granville County. He attended Granville County Schools and graduated from Pembroke University. Mr. Slaughter was a successful businessman, working for major banking and financial services... [read more]

Mary Filosa Brown

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“A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.” – Maya Angelou DURHAM: Mary Filosa Brown, 55, passed from our lives on August 18, 2015. To her family and friends, Mary was one of the greatest souls we’ve ever had the honor to know. Mary has left a deep... [read more]