Ms. Shirley Woods

Ms. Shirley Woods the daughter of the late Deacon Sam Woods and Mrs. Alice Lemora Williams Woods was born February 18, 1954 in Burlington, North Carolina.

At an early age she joined the Maple Grove Baptist Church and alter in life she joined Church of God Independent.  She was a Western High School alumna.

Quietly, on the evening of Thursday, September 25, 2104 at 11:05pm, God whispered, “weary servant, come home” and she was welcomed into the loving embrace of the Master.  She now joins her father, and her siblings: James Louis Woods, Sam Edward Woods and Alice Elaine Woods Thrasher.

Those left to cherish her memories are: her mother Mrs. Alice Lemora Williams Woods; her special friend: Kenneth Dark; her children: Elicia Lemora Torain and Perry Samuel Torain; 6 grandchildren: Kaquanna Shaymale Woods, Terrie Brianna Argele Woods, Terry Eugene Woods and Pryce Jahaim Torain, Johnathan Ray, Alexandria Willis; great-grandchildren: Malaiyah K. Jeffries and Keyson N. Jeffries; a sister: Nannie Elizabeth Woods-Holt “Nancy”; brothers: Nathaniel Woods, David Woods and his wife Deborah and Gordon Woods and his wife Mary; several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Services are Tuesday, September 29, 2014 at 2 pm from the J.V. & Lessie I. Sharpe Memorial Chapel.  The family will receive relatives and friends from 1 pm until 2 pm prior to the services.  Burial will follow the services in North Lawn Cemetery.

 

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Mr. John Fitzgerald Roberts

John Fitzgerald Roberts also known as “Johnny” or  “JB Smooth”  was born to Johnny ”Junebug” Edwards and the late Julia “Sister” Roberts on November 27, 1963 in Bronx, New York.  Even though he had friends, he considered his brothers and sisters as his best friends.  He enjoyed the time he spent with them growing up, playing basketball in Parkchester, and occasionally spending summers in Durham, NC.   Johnny was always GQ.  His clothes and hair always had to be on point.   Being the car enthusiast that he was he loved a nice clean car with shiny rims.

John had an incredible spirit of entrepreneurship, never afraid to embark on a new business venture.  He was loved by everyone he met with his quiet, smooth, and polite demeanor.  John resided in the home of his dreams in Whitsett, NC.  In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time and traveling with his family.

John was employed in Durham, NC, where he served as a Mail Carrier for the United States Post Office for 26 years.  He was a Mail Carrier in New York, NY and later transferred to Durham, NC.

He was a devoted father to Xavier, Jahnay, Johnisa, and Tiara.  He became the bonus father for Keith, Lanor’risa, D’Shane, De’Vin, and Dontae’ when he married the love of his life Katrina L. Roberts of Louisville, KY.

John F. Roberts earned his angles wings on September 19, 2014.

Funeral services are Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 12 Noon in the chapel of Sharpe Funeral Home.  Burial will follow the services in the Gibsonville City Cemetery.

 

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Mrs. Emma Ruth Curry Crisp

Mrs. Emma Ruth Curry Crisp, 81, of 501 Oakley St. passed away on September 19, 2014 at White Oak Manor. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. Tom E. Curry and Mrs. Emma Chavis Jeffers Curry, husband Mr. James T. Crisp, by her daughters, Janice T. Crisp and Vivian C. Summers and one grandchild, Emma Michelle Summers.
Mrs. Crisp was a member of Clinton Memorial UCC.
Survivors include a son Rev. Hughes Crisp (Linda); 9 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; sister: Mary Sue Kelly.
The funeral will be held Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 1:00pm at Clinton Memorial UCC. Family visitation will be on Monday evening from 7-8 pm at Sharpe Memorial Chapel and other times the family will be at the home of her son 2318 James Boswell Road Burlington. Public viewing will be Monday from 1 until 9pm at the funeral home. The burial will be in the Church Cemetery.

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Mrs. Nancy Carol Byrd Cameron

As the spring of 1947 began to close and open to the summer sun season, the union of James Byrd and his lovely bride Mary Ella Rudd Byrd, whose cords were intertwined with love, welcomed into their home on Highway 86, Hillsborough, North Carolina a beautiful baby girl which they named Nancy Carol on Saturday, May 24, 1947.  All off the tenants of love were displayed within the Byrd home.  Rose and Nancy Carol gained an appreciation for love and tried to show that to their fellow man.  Carol was a 1965 graduate of Jordan Sellars High School.

The love that Carol bore in her heart was cultivated through her walk with “the Man upstairs”.  She was a devoted and faithful member of Sweet Gum Grove Missionary Baptist Church for her entire life.  She displayed love with her voice as she sang with the Senior Choir, Mass Choir & Gospelairs; she sent love and delivered love with each card from the Sick Committee and when she was able, she ushered love to attendees of Sweet Gum. Her love for God made her faithfulness second nature.  The same love afforded her the opportunity for more than 40 years to love and deposit love into the lives of many children throughout the Alamance-Burlington School System. Mrs. Cameron loved her students, and naturally they loved her.

Love as we know is better felt when we share it with others. For 45 years, Carol was a devoted and loving wife to her husband Willie Cameron, Jr.  Together they shared an enduring love.  From this union of love they were blessed with a daughter Cheryl.  Nancy Carol loved her family dearly and, the same love will live and flourish within each heart to which she made a deposit.

67 years 3 months and 17 days after the love was delivered, on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, the love that was Nancy Carol Byrd Cameron was received back into the Master’s embrace.  She leaves with lingering love: her husband Willie Cameron, Jr.; her daughter Cheryl Cameron Leath and husband Raphael J. Leath “Rock”; 4 adoring grandchildren Cameron, Kristen, Caleigh and Kaison; her sister Rose and her husband William; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and many loving friends.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2014 at One O’clock in the afternoon from the sanctuary of the Sweet Gum Grove Missionary Baptist Church.  The family will receive relatives and friends from 6 O’clock until 8 O’clock  in the evening from the sanctuary of First Baptist Church as well as one hour prior to the services at the church on Saturday.  All other times, the family will be at her residence 1432 Lanier Ct., Burlington, NC.  Services of Committal and the Act of Interment will take place in Alamance Memorial Park, Burlington, North Carolina.

 

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SPC Justin D. Moore

SPC Justin DeShawn Moore, 21, died July 30, 2014, at Cape Fear Valley Hospital.  He was the son of Mr. Lawrence Williams and Ms. Melody Moore who survive.
SPC Moore was a 2011 graduate of Orange High School. SPC Moore was a Water Treatment Specialist with 82nd Airborne Division. He received the Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and an Army Service Ribbon.
Survivors other than his parents are two sisters, SFC Candice Bradsher of Ft. Carson, Colo., and Lauren Dominique Allen of Cedar Grove; paternal grandparents, Minervia Riley and Thomas Smith; maternal grandparents, James Calvin Moore Sr. and Inice Lea Moore; aunts, Patsy Alston, Eyvonne Williams and Stephanie Moore; uncles, Tim Smith, Harry Williams, Anthony Smith and Eric Moore.
Public viewing will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Sharpe Funeral Home.
The funeral service celebrating the life of Justin Moore will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at Johnson’s Chapel AME Church. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service at the church and at other times, at the home of his grandmother, Minervia Riley, 407½ Jackson St., Mebane. Burial will be in Hunters Chapel Church cemetery.

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Ms. Julia LaVein Vanhook

Ms. Julia LaVein Vanhook, 51, of 981 Whitney Ranch Drive, died July 2, 2014, in her home.
She is the daughter of Mr. William Edward Vanhook and Mrs. Betty Jean Foust Vanhook who survive. She was a 1981 graduate of Eastern Alamance High School and a 25-year retiree of the United States Navy.
Survivors other than her parents of Mebane, N.C. are her three children, Ashley Sanders, Maurice Preer and Deondre Sanders, all of the home; two sisters, Sharon Foust of Green Level, N.C. and Vickey V. Manuel (Orlander) of Mebane; a brother, Bruce Vanhook of Mebane and two grandchildren.
Public viewing will be held at Sharpe Funeral Home from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Services celebrating the life of Julia will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Johnson’s Chapel AME Church. Burial will be at sea. The family will receive visitors 30 minutes prior to the services at the church and at other times, they will be at the home of her parents, 208 North St., Mebane.

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Mr. Lee V. Pinnix

Mr. Lee V. Pinnix was born to the late Levi and Rosa Enoch Pinnix on June 9, 1948 in Alamance County.  He quietly and peacefully passed away from labor to reward with his loving wife by his side on June 30, 2014.

Lee was a 1966 graduate of Jordan Sellars High School and was a retiree of General Electric.  Most recently, Lee was working with Walmart.

Those left to cherish his memories are: his devoted wife Barbara W. Pinnix; brother: Larry Pinnix (Rene); three sisters: Serdina Holt, Eva Nell Pinnix and Nora Jordan; sister-in-law: Doris Pinnix; brother-in-law: Charlie Wyatt, Jr. (Nancy) along with several other nieces, nephews, close relatives and dear friends.

Funeral services are Monday, July 7, 2014 2pm from the J. V. & Lessie I. Sharpe Memorial Chapel with the family receiving friends 30 minutes prior to the services.  Burial will follow the services in Alamance Memorial Park.

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Mr. Kiah W. Williams

Mr. Kiah Wright Williams, 72 passed away into the embrace of the Master on July 3, 2014 at the Hospice Home of Alamance Caswell.

He was born to the union of the late Mr. Kiah Williams and the late Mrs. Lena Peoples Williams Martin in Alamance County.  He was married to Mrs. Nellie Jeffries Williams

Mr. Williams was a member of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church where he was a Deacon as well as an Usher. He was a retiree of General Electric.  It goes without mentioning; Kiah was an avid golfer and loved every aspect of the game.

He is survived by his devoted wife Nellie of the home; son Rodney Williams; daughter Pamela Ellison (Tim); brother Lynwood Martin (Mable); six sisters: Ozie Mae Garner (Fred), Ella Watlington, Linnie Fonville, Veronica Williams Kellie Belton (Douglas) and Juanita Enoch (Wallace) along with several niecs, nephews other relatives and friends.

Funeral services are Sunday July 6, 2014 at 2pm at the Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church with the family receiving friends 30 minutes prior to the services.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

 

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Ms. Angela Virginia Moore “Angie”

Ms. Angela Virginia Moore “Angie”, 56 of 1507 Savannah Place Apt. 103, Durham, NC passed away June 23, 2014 at the Hospice Home of Alamance Caswell. She was the daughter of Mr. David Moore, Sr. and Mrs. Maggie Jane McAdoo Moore both deceased.

Survivors include her brother: Mr. David Moore, Jr. of Burlington; two sisters: Adrienne M. Bigelow (Dontá) of Graham and Donzella Jones of Newburg, NY.

She was a member of Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. and was a Licensed Practical Nurse with Duke Medical Center.

Services celebrating the life of Angie will be held on Thursday 1  pm June 26, 2014 at Morgantown Baptist Church. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the services and at other times the family will be at the home of her sister Adrienne M. Bigelow 1371 Pebble Dr. Graham.  Public viewing will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday June 25 from 1-9 pm.  Burial will follow the services in North Lawn Cemetery.

 

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Mrs. Martha Riley Swann

Mrs. Martha Riley Swann 87, beloved wife of Mr. Williard H. Swann, Sr; devoted mother of: Betty, Minervia, Willard Jr., Harold and Dorothy; ;loving grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother and caring sister, will be eulogized on Sunday, June 22, 2014 from the sanctuary of Hunter’s Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church at 3:00 pm.  The family will receive visitors and friends from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm.  Burial will follow the services in  Hunter’s Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery.

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