Mr. Kenneth W. Woods

“To everything there is a season,

And a time to every purpose under the heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant,

And a time to pluck up that which is planted.”

Ecclesiastes 3: 1-2

When Amos Woods, Sr. and Elizabeth Farrish Woods welcomed their second son Kenneth Wendell Woods into the world on May 11, 1949, little did they know that God had given him one simple order: “Saddle Up.”

And that’s exactly what he did.

Kenneth became a member of Allen’s Chapel Baptist Church at an early age. He was educated in the Caswell County School system, graduating from Caswell County High School in 1967. He then attended North Carolina A&T State University and obtained his degree in 1971. He worked for a number of years at Wachovia (now Wells Fargo), before moving into his last position at Brame Specialty Company.

When he wasn’t working, Kenneth could be found outdoors, either gardening, riding his horses, driving his tractor, or simply sitting on the deck. He loved sharing vegetables from his garden with co-workers, neighbors, family and friends. He also loved cooking, especially trying out new recipes and making them “hot & spicy”. Lastly, he loved anything that involved the Old West and the cowboy tradition. A cowboy hat, boots, and a belt buckle were staples of his wardrobe.

Kenneth rode into the sunset on November 16, 2014, leaving in deep sorrow: his loving wife, Janice Kimber Woods; his daughter, Meghan Elizabeth Woods; brothers, Amos Woods, Jr. (Maelene) of Charlotte, NC; Claude Woods of Cedar Grove, NC; and James Leroy Poteat of Greensboro, NC; nephews Kelsey Mebane (Regina); Philip Woods; Frederick Woods, Sr. (Jessica); Ivan Woods; Shaun J. Woods (LaTonya); niece: Bridgett Poteat; one uncle, five aunts, great-nieces and nephews, and a host of cousins and family friends.

He is now reunited in a glorious reunion with sister-in-law Patricia G. Woods and brothers-in-law: Hurley Kimber, Jr. and Roger Lee Kimber.

Ride on, Cowboy.

His final ride will commence at 1:30 pm Thursday, November 20, 2014 from the sanctuary of Allen’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church 5630 Ridgeville Road, Leasburg, North Carolina.  The family will greet relatives and friends from 1:00 pm until the 1:30 pm hour.  His final resting place will be in the cemetery of Allen’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.


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Mrs. Maya Pinnix Tootle

Mrs. Maya Pinnix Tootle, 41, died November 6, 2014.
She was the daughter of Mrs. Patricia Currie Harris (Pastor Ron) & Mr. Lawson Pinnix (both survive) and the wife of Mr. Ron Dexter Tootle (survives).
Survivors other than her parents and husband include: 3 children: Jacob, Alexandra and Adrian; siblings: Travis, Anissa, April and Courtney.
A funeral will be held Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 2:00pm at Christian Bible Fellowship 1290 Springwood Church Rd. The family will receive visitors at the church one hour prior to the service on Tuesday and at other times at the home of her parents 309 W. Jackson St., Mebane. Public viewing will be held on Monday from 1-9pm at the funeral home. Burial will be at Bradshaw Cemetery. -


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Mr. Kenny W. Woods

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Deacon Therbold R. Pinnix

Deacon Therbold Reid Pinnix was born on May 26, 1939 to the late Mr. Samuel Wilson Pinnix and the late Mrs. Cordia Leath Pinnix in Alamance County, North Carolina.  He was married to Mrs. Shirley Graves Pinnix who survives.

Therbold was a retired supervisor with Burlington Industires with 26 years of dedicated service.  He was a dedicated and devoted member of Union Chapel United Church of Christ for his entire life.  During his membership he served as: Deacon, Trustee, Choir Member and Sunday School Instructor.  His service will long be remembered.  Fraternally he was a member if St. Andrews Lodge #172 United Supreme Council Scottish Rite Masons as well as the Order of the Eastern Star.  He was a 1957 graduate of Graham High School.

Known as “Paw-Paw” to his grandchildren, at some point he would tell each of them, “you only have to do what Paw-Paw says.”  He loved the Lord and he loved his family as well.

Suddenly without warning, he departed this life on Friday morning, October 31, 2014 at Alamance Regional Medical Center.

In addition to his wife, Mrs. Shirley G. Pinnix of the home he is survived by: two daughters: Jacqueline Pinnix of Durham, NC and Mrs. Janice Pinnix Bolden of Burlington; 3 sons: Ray Anthony Pinnix of Mebane, NC, Mr. Donald Reid Pinnix of the home and Mr. Tony Orlando Pinnix (Kristin) of Burlington, NC; 2 sisters: Ms. Faye Nadine Pinnix of Burlington and The Reverend Linda Pinnix Thompson of Charlotte, NC; a brother Larry Wayne Pinnix (Linda) of Burlington, NC; 6 grandchildren;7 great-grandchildren was well as many nieces, nephews cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by a sister: Ms. Ruby Jean Pinnix.

Services are scheduled for Wednesday November 5, 2014 at 1:00 pm from the sanctuary of the Union Chapel United Church of Christ. The family will greet relatives and friends from 6pm until 7pm Tuesday November 4, 2014 in the J.V. & Lessie I. Sharpe Memorial Chapel.  Burial will follow the services in the cemetery of Union Chapel United Church of Christ.


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Ms. Torey Natosha Fearrington

Ms. Torey Natosha Fearrington was born September 23, 1976 to Joe Fearrington and Gloria Morrison Fearrington at Memorial Hospital.  She was called home to be with the Lord on October 4, 2014.

Torey was a graduate of Eastern Alamance High School and received her Cosmetology license from Alamance Community College.  Torey attended Mount Calvary Living Word Church.

Torey was a wonderful loving mother.  She was passionate about cooking and loved pocketbooks and shoes.

Those left to cherish her memories are: her three loving children: Makayla, Tamyiah and Troy Anderson; her loving parents: Mr. Joe Fearrington and Mrs. Gloria M. Fearrington; her devoted brother: Terrance Tiant Fearrington; a close cousin: Dion Alston; special friend: Mr. Earlie Herbin; two best friends: Tiffiany Rogers and Sonya Pennington as well as uncles, aunts, cousins and relatives and friends.

Services are scheduled for Friday, October 10, 2014 at O’clock in the afternoon from the sanctuary of Johnson’s Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church 431 Woodlawn Road, Mebane, North Carolina, with the Reverend Frenchee M. Wiggins delivering the eulogy.  Burial will follow the services in the Mebane First Presbyterian Church Cemetery.  The family will receive relatives and friends from 12:30 until One O’clock at the church.


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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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