Alice Lin

Alice Lin (nee Mu-rong Poo or Mujung Pu) passed peacefully in her family’s presence on 5-21-15 after a heroic battle with cancer, at the age of 72. Born in Chengdu, China, Alice grew up in Taiwan, and lived in the US for over 50 years. With a PhD in social work from Columbia University, she was an accomplished administrator and... [read more]

Roy Lee Woodlief

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Roy Lee Woodlief, 88, died Wednesday, May 20, 2015. He was born July 13, 1926 to the late Archibald and Susan Fuller Woodlief. He was preceded in death by his parents and several brothers and sisters.   Surviving are: his wife, of 67 years, Betty Woodlief; two sons, Ronald Woodlief, Norman Woodlief and wife, Joan; two daughters, Brenda Sheetz and... [read more]

Lynn Gard

Mary Melinda “Lynn” Stephenson Gard died in her home, May 20, 2015 in Chatham County, North Carolina after battling cancer for 12 years. Lynn was born November 1, 1940 in Atlanta, Georgia to Ches Huchingson Stephenson and H. Lance Stephenson. Lynn graduated from Southwest High School and Georgia State University where she earned a B.A. in English and Education. She... [read more]

Lou Hedspeth Rawls

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Oxford, NC Lou Hedspeth Rawls, 93, unexpectedly passed away on Monday, May 18th, 2015. Mrs. Rawls was born in Northampton County, North Carolina on September 19th, 1921 to the late Walter and Mattie Hedspeth Rawls. She was a beloved wife and mother. Ms. Rawls loved gardening, playing cards, visiting with her daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and helping others from her... [read more]

Bobbie Jewel Rawls Wilson

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Bobbie Rawls Wilson, age 70, of Oxford, died on Monday, May 18th, 2015. Bobbie was born in Colerain, North Carolina and has been a long-time resident of Granville County. She retired as clerk to the Granville County Commissioners and Assistant to the County Manager after 31 years of service. She was an active member of Oxford Baptist Church, participating in... [read more]

Amy Louise Brandt

Amy Louise Brandt left this world on May 15, 2015.  Amy was in the presence of her loving husband, mother, and relatives.  Amy was born on April 2, 1978.  She was the daughter of Suzanne Fix Brandt and Donald H. Brandt.  Amy was preceded in death by her grandparents Patricia and Louis Fix and Herbert and Margaret Brant.   On... [read more]

Gerald Emery Searls

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Gerald Emery Searls, 72, of Durham, NC and Clarksville, VA, died Thursday, May 14th surrounded by his family. Born September 22, 1942 to the late William Cravon Searls and Mable Green Searls. He was a member of Cedar Forks Baptist Church in Durham. Gerald retired in 2002 after spending his entire career in the construction business. He was an avid... [read more]

Mark V. Barker, Jr.

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ORLANDO, FL- Mark V. Barker, Jr, 88, died May 3, 2015. Mark was born in Rock Hill, SC on August 7, 1926 but within a month was moved to Durham, NC, which he adopted as his home and declared he was a true Tar Heel. He joined the Navy in 1944, serving as a photographer at the Naval Air Station,... [read more]

John Davidson Kelly

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CHAPEL HILL – John Davidson Kelly died peacefully on May 11, 2015, after a period of declining health. He was 84 years old. Jack was born February 7, 1931 in Conrad, Montana to Robert and Ruth Davidson Kelly, and was raised in Helena, Montana. Jack received his undergraduate degree from Carroll College in Helena, Montana and attended the University of... [read more]