Ben Gerald Cunningham

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DURHAM- Ben Gerald Cunningham, 70, died Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Duke Regional Hospital. Born in Savannah, GA on June 1, 1944, he was the son of the late Metz Joyner Cunningham and Mary Louise Frisbee Cook. He was a long time resident of Durham County, NC. He graduated from Savannah High School in Savannah, Ga. Ben enlisted in the... [read more]

Beverley Margaret Brigandi

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DURHAM -Beverley Brigandi of Durham NC, died from massive stroke on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the age of 72. She was an accomplished artist, educator, consultant, and published author. Beverley was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. to parents John and Marie Brigandi on January 3, 1943. She was the second of three daughters. She graduated from St. John’s University with... [read more]

George W. Newton

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DURHAM – George W. Newton, founder of Newton Instrument Co. and an original board member of Durham Technical Community College, died after a short illness on April 17, 2015. He was 95. George imbued all he touched with compassion, integrity and Southern grace and reserve as he used his diploma in vocational education from Durham High School (Class ’39) to... [read more]

Kathleen Johnson Dixon

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Kathleen Johnson Dixon, 86, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015, at the Genesis Center in Siler City, North Carolina. The family will receive friends 6-8:00pm, Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Hall-Wynne Griffin Chapel, Pittsboro, North Carolina. The funeral service will be held 11:00am Monday, April 20, 2015, at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ray Gooch officiating. Burial... [read more]

Charlotte Doak Henderson

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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

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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]