Mr. Colby Scott Parks

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Colby Scott Parks, 59, died unexpectedly at his home on Sunday April 19, 2015. Colby was born in Charlotte, NC and lived in Chatham County for almost 60 years. A graduate of Jordan Matthews High School, he worked for Chatham County Schools for 25 years. His family was his first love followed closely by fishing. He faced every challenge bravely... [read more]

John Hillman Brummitt

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John Hillman Brummitt, 94, of Oxford, NC, passed away at his home surrounded by his friends and family on April 19, 2015 just as he had requested. Mr. Brummitt was a loving husband and devoted father who loved to fish, play golf, spend time on the lake and relax at the beach. Mr. Brummitt also was honored with the Purple... [read more]

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]