Mr. Preston A. Miles

Mr. Preston Alphonza Miles was born March 29, 1938 to the late Mr. Robert Lee Miles and the late Naomi Faucette Miles in Alamance County, North Carolina.  He departed this life on Monday, February 16, 2015 at the Hospice Home of Alamance-Caswell at the age of 76 years.

Preston was a 1956 graduate of Graham High School and enlisted into the United States Air Force July 18, 1956 and was honorably discharged July 16, 1960.  He began and completed his career with Western-Electric-Lucent Technologies.  After his retirement he was employed with the Times-News from January 18, 1990 until declining health required retirement in September 2014.

Preston was a devoted and faithful member of Clover Garden African Methodist Episcopal Church.  He was a member of the Stewards Board, sang in the Male Chorus and was Superintendent of Sunday School.

Survivors include: his son Marcus A. Miles and daughter: Raynelle A. Miles; grandchildren: Cassie, Matthew, Jasmine and Mya and great-granddaughter: Aaliyah; sister: Wanda Miles Allison (Tommy); brothers: Ronald L. Miles (Marion) and Larry D. Miles (Clara). He was preceded in death by one brother Cletis Faucette.

Services are 1:30pm Sunday, February 22, 2015 from the sanctuary of Clover Garden African Methodist Episcopal Church.  The family will greet relatives and friends thirty minutes prior to the services at the church and at other times at Mr. Miles’ home-1108 Morningside Drive. The interment will follow the services in the Clover Garden AME Church Cemetery.  Public viewing will be on Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 1:00pm until 9:00pm at the funeral home.  Sharpe Funeral Home, Inc. has the honor and pleasure of serving the family of Mr. Preston A. Miles.

 

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Mr. Morris Lee Cousin

Mr. Morris Lee Cousin was born in Alamance County to the late Mr. Floyd Milton Cousin and the late Mrs. Shirley Jean Holt Cousin on November 5, 1959.  He departed this life on January 26, 2015 at the Hampton Virginia Veteran’s Administration Hospital.

Morris was a 1978 graduate of Orange High School in Hillsborough, North Carolina.  After his graduation, Morris enlisted into the United States Army and served and was discharged honorably.  He was a decorated serviceman having received the Army Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon and was a Rifle Marksman as well as a Grenade Expert.  Morris met all the requirements set forth by the Congress of the United States and was inducted into the American Legion.  For 17 years, Morris was a dedicated employee with the New Port News Public School System as well as an Unarmed Security Guard with the Commonwealth of Virgina Department of Corrections.

Morris leaves to cherish his memories: his brother: Minister Wiley Cousin and his wife Minister Sharon Cousin of Greensboro; a sister Sherdina Cousin of Mebane; two nieces: Sharra S. Cousin and Akemie Cousin along with several cousins and dear friends.

Public viewing will be from 1 until 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, at Sharpe Funeral Home Inc.  The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, at Sharpe Funeral Home with visitation taking place one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Legion Section of North Lawn Cemetery.

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Mr. William Alston

Mr. William Alston, 75, of 733 Chandler Ave., died Jan. 16, 2015, at Alamance Regional Medical Center.
The son of the Rev. Albert Thomas Alston Sr. and Mrs. Flora Bell Stokes Alston, both deceased, he was a member of the Jordan-Sellars High School class of 1958 and a member of Temple of Prayer Church.
Survivors include three sons, William Courtney Alston, Maurice Todd Alston and Kareem Lamar Alston; daughter, Danea Destiny Smith-Alston; two brothers, Thelvis Alston Sr. (Alma) and the Rev. Alvis A. Alston (Tracey); three sisters, Mildred A. Forster, Piccola A. Patterson and Flora A. Brown; and sister-in-law, Marie C. Alston.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lottie Sylvia Alston; and brothers, Albert T. Alston Jr., Leon Alston and the Rev. Charles E. Alston.
Public viewing will be from 1 until 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at Sharpe Funeral Home Inc. with the family receiving friends from 7 until 8 p.m. and at other times at the residence.
The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at First Baptist Church. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery.

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Bishop Elden D. White

Bishop Elden D. White, 48, of 305 N. Seventh St., died Jan. 19, 2015, at Duke University Medical Center.
He is survived by his wife, Minister Desiree Smith White of the home, and his parents, Mr. Hardy White Jr. and Mrs. Brenda Langley White.
Bishop White was a former Law Enforcement Officer, President of Vanderbilt Staffing and founding pastor of New Jerusalem Family Worship Center.
Survivors other than his wife of the home and his parents of Durham, include a son, Elden D. White II and a daughter, Tatum C. White, both of the home; brothers, his twin, Eldred W. White (Linda), Courtney J. White and Jermaine White.
Public viewing will be Friday at Sharpe Funeral Home from 1 to 9 p.m.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at Allen’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Caswell County. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Mebane Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bishop Elden White may be made to the Local Government Federal Credit Union joint savings account for Elden and Tatum White at any State Employees Credit Union Branch.

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Mr. Earl Williamson

Mr. Earl Williamson, 72, of 5201 Burton’s Chapel Road, died Jan. 14, 2015, at Alamance Regional Medical Center.
He was the son of Mr. Luther Williamson and Mrs. Effie Johnson Williamson, both deceased.
Survivors include his sons, Earl Lemone Williamson (Lisa) and Earl Lamont Fields (Sandi); sisters, Sherdena Long and Shirley Reid (Steve); brothers, Leurco Williamson (Helen), Freddee Williamson (Mildred), Hulon Williamson (Delois), Aundee Williamson (Nathalae) and Gunnie “Peaches” Williamson (Frances) and special friend Denise R. Jeffries.
Public viewing will be Saturday from 1 to 9 p.m. at Sharpe Funeral Home. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home Saturday, Jan. 17 from 6 to 7 p.m. and at other times at the residence.
The funeral will be held at Burton’s Chapel Baptist Church, Sunday, Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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Mr. Walter L. Paul

James Alvis and Lula Beasley Paul were blessed and the world was never the same again on November 7, 1944.  On this cool Tuesday Walter Lee Paul made his vibrant entry into this world and continued until the Master saw fit to call his child from labor to reward.

“W.L”, “L” or Walter Lee if you knew him you grew a love for him and his characteristics. He was a graduate of Jordan Sellars High School in the class of 1963.  After his graduation, he enlisted into the United States Army and he served valiantly for 6 years.  “L” was a decorated veteran, having received the Good Conduct Medal and the Sharp Shooters award and obtained the rank of Sergeant.  Having being stationed in Germany, many can recount his stories of the Berlin Wall.   He was an avid lover of life and all that it could afford him.  He realized that he needed a help mate to enhance the enjoyment of life.  He met a lovely school teacher in the person of Ms. Queen Plemmer.  After spending much time with each other and getting to know each other, they married and made their home on Sharpe Road in Burlington, North Carolina.  Many years were spent in love and labor together and the Lord blessed them with the birth of their son Brandon Lee Paul.  The family was now complete.  “W.L.” worked tirelessly to provide for his family.  He was a loving and caring husband and the most devoted father you have ever known.

As life has joy and happiness, it is also intertwined with grief and sadness.  “W.L.” and Queen suffered a great loss when Brandon passed away in 1998.  The love they showered upon Brandon somehow kept them going and sustained them.  Subsequently, Queen transitioned to glory in 2009 and this was a loss “W.L.” could not conquer.  However we know that on January 5, 2015 he reunited with his loving family along with his parents and siblings; Charlie, George, James “Wick”, Donnell , Clyde “Wine”, Velma Lou and Gwendolyn.  What a joyous reunion.

Left remembering him in love are: siblings: Deloys Bolden (James), Kay Frances Poole, Annie Mae Paul, Daniel Lee Paul “Skip” and Bobby Ray Paul (Brenda); an aunt Gladys Crisp; sister and brother in law: Jean Paul and Ronald Whitmore as well as several nieces, nephews other relatives and dear cherished friends.

The body may be viewed Thursday, Jan, 8, 2015, from 1 until 9 p.m. at Sharpe Funeral Home. At other times the family will receive visitors at the home of his sister, Annie Mae Paul, 1138 Sharpe Road, Burlington.
The service for Mr. Paul will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at Sharpe Funeral Home. The family will receive visitors from noon until 1 p.m. prior to the funeral. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery.

 

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Mr. Freddie Lee Wallace

Mr. Freddie Lee Wallace, 90, of 2135 Cheyenne Drive, died Dec. 29, 2014, at Alamance Regional Medical Center.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Second World War, and a recipient of the prestigious Purple Heart.
Mr. Wallace is survived by his wife, Betty Gene Riley Wallace, of the home; children, Frederick Wallace, Richard Riley, Vance Riley, Theresa Webster and Michelle Compton; 11 grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren; and a sister, Leona Hunt.
Public viewing will be Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, from 1 until 9 p.m. at Sharpe Funeral Home Inc.
The funeral will be held Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. from Johnson’s Chapel AME Church. The family will receive visitors from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. prior to the service and at other times at the residence. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery. -

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Mr. Joel T. Poole Sr.

Age 50, passed away on December, 24, 2014 at his residence.  He is survived by his parents, Rev. Clayton Poole, Jr. (Lillie) and Mrs. Ethel Burwell Stephens (Harry).  his children, Joel T. Poole, Jr., Tierra Poole and Curtis Hester and siblings, Terrance, Pamela and Sonya.

Joel was a graduate of Eastern High School and a self-employed contractor.  He was also a US Air Force Veteran.

Joel’s funeral will be Monday December 29, 2014 at 1:00pm at Kimes Chapel Baptist Church, 2027 N NC 119 Mebane, NC.  The family will receive visitors at the church from 12noon to 1:00pm prior to the service on Monday, at other times the family will be at the home, 5181 Virginia Pine Trail, Mebane, NC.

The body can be viewed on Sunday December 28th at Sharpe Funeral Home, Inc. from 1 to 9pm.

The burial will be in the Church Cemetery.

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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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