Mr. Willie Tom Tinnin “Tic-Tock”

20160426092622431_0001Mr. Willie Tom Tinnin better known as “Tic-Tock” was born in Alamance County, NC to the late Mr. Arthur Tinnin and the late Mrs. Lucille Morrow Tinnin.  He departed this life on April 20, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loved ones.

He was a graduate of Jordan-Sellars High School and was a longtime cook with Boston’s Sandwich Shop and Carolina Sandwich Shop.  He was known to be a talented singer.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife: Carolyn Jean Thompson Tinnin; children; Terry Tinnin, El Diego Tinnin, Xavier Tinnin (Toni) and Shirazette Tinnin ; sisters: Lillie Mae Tinnin, Catherine Tinnin Compton (Eugene), Peggy T. Faucette (Hulon), Geneva Pennington, Barbara Stone and Margaret Vincent (John); 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren along with a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

He now joins his parents, son Samiko Tinnin and siblings: Arthur O. Tinnin, Jr., Odell Tinnin, Othrel Tinnin and Lacy Tinnin what a happy reunion.

Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 1:00 pm with the family greeting relatives and friends from Noon until 1:00pm.  The interment will follow the services in North Lawn Cemetery.

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Mr. Isaac Henry Boyd

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Isaac Henry Boyd was born in Cary, North Carolina on May 11, 1928 to the late Mr. Henry Boyd and the late Mrs. Othalia Webster Boyd.  After a period of declining health, April 20, 2016 the arms of our Savior opened and welcomed him to his new home in eternity.

He was married to the love of his life, Mrs. Josie Ward Boyd who preceded him in death.  He enjoyed working and providing for his family.  In years past, he was a Chef, worked with Heater Well Drilling Company, Steel Mill worker, textile laborer with Burlington Industries and in retirement school system Crossing Guard.

Mr. Boyd was a devoted member of First Baptist Church Apple St.  During his membership he was a faithful Usher and enjoyed singing with the Male Chorus.  He was devoted to Christian living and desired others to do the same.  His desire was for others to live the same way always serve God, love each other and always be ready to forgive.

Remembering him with love are: his children: five children: Vanessa Pennix (Ricky), Sheletha Boyd, Geneva Chandler, Ronald Morrison, Bobby Boyd; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchild; 4 siblings: Preston L. Boyd, Margaret B. Britton, Mazie B. McDuffie, Frances B. Wall; an aunt: Nola Webster; a favorite niece and nephew: Glenda & Vincent Clark; sister-in-law: Mary Boyd a host of nieces, nephews along with several other relatives and dear friends.

He now joins his loving wife Josie, his parents Henry & Othalia; and siblings: Phillip Boyd, Marvin Boyd, Robert Boyd, Carlos Boyd, Viola Boyd and Inez Whitfield what a glorious reunion.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 1:00pm at First Baptist Church Apple St. with the family greeting relatives and friends thirty minutes prior to the services.  The interment will follow the services in Mary’s Grove Congregational Church Cemetery.

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Minister Dosenia Mae Lea Foust “Dot”

 

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“Well done, thy good and faithful servant” are the words our Lord and Savior spoke to Minister Dosenia Mae Lea Foust on Monday, April 18, 2016.  She ran the race with patience and kept the faith until the end.

            “Dot” was born December 20, 1947 to the late Mr. Ervin Lea and Mrs. Lillie M. Gant Lea in Alamance County, North Carolina.  She attended Jordan Sellars High School and later completed studies with the Technical Institute of Alamance.  She was a dedicated employee of the Alamance-Burlington School System as a part of the Food Services department.  She loved working in the kitchen, especially when the children were properly fed.  While she worked and during her retirement she was an entrepreneur; operating The Sugar Tree Bakery and Catering by Dottie.  It was here she gained notoriety for her cooking and baking skills. In her spare time, she enjoyed writing poetry and sharing her words with others.  

She was a devoted member of Glenn Grove United Holy Church under the pastorate of Elder Edward Clark.  She served as an Associate Minster, Missionary Department President and Kitchen Committee Member.  Although she only bore one child, she was known as “Mamma” to many.  Her mellow demeanor and smile brought peace to many.  She loved her family and friends deeply, and she was always more concerned for others than herself.

Remembering her with love are: her husband Grover Lee Foust; daughter: Minister Dawn Renee Enoch (Kelvin, Sr.); 2 grandchildren: Kristyl Dortch (Kyle) and Kelvin Enoch, Jr.; 2 great-grandchildren: Kayden Dortch and Kalani Dortch; 3 siblings: Minister Sarah J. Lea and Russell Donnell Lea (May) and Bobby Lea; sister-in-law: Shirley Scott and many other relatives and dear friends. 

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 22, 2016 at 1pm from the sanctuary of Gospel Tabernacle United Holy Church and the family will greet relatives and friends from Noon until 1Pm at the church and at other times they will be at the home of her daughter, 711 Piedmont Way, Burlington, NC.  The interment will follow the services in North Lawn Cemetery. 

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Mrs. Geneva Whitted Yarborough

Mrs.  Geneva Whitted Yarborough the daughter of the late Mr. Henry Frank Whitted and the late Mrs. Beatrice Pettiford Whitted was born on April 19, 1943 in Orange County, North Carolina.  Early on April 5, 2016 while surrounded by her loving family, she exchanged time for eternity at her home.

She was married to The Reverend Melvin Leon Yarborough, Sr.  for more than 50 years and they were blessed with 4 beautiful children.  She was a devoted member of Miles Chapel Baptist Church. She possessed a loving and kind personality and would help and assist anyone that she could.

She is survived by her loving husband: The Reverend Melvin Leon Yarborough, Sr.; their 4 children: Melvin Leon Yarborough, Jr. (Monifa), Terrance Yarborough, Steve Yarborough and companion Ladicea Love and Teresa E. Yarborough Johnson (Tracy); 13 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; two siblings: Mary Ann McNeil and Louis Whitted along with several nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her siblings: Bessie W. Paschell, Henry Frank Whitted, Jr. Leroy Whitted and Earl Whitted.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday from the sanctuary of the Miles Chapel Baptist Church at 2pm.  The family will greet relatives and friends on Friday evening at the church from 6:00pm until 7:30pm at the church and at other times they will entertain guests at the home.

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Ms. Linda Jean Tate

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Linda Jean Tate was born in Alamance County to the late Mr. Dolphus Julius Tate and the late Mrs. Willie Pearl Love Tate Baldwin on September 10, 1962.  She departed this earthly life on April 3, 2016 at Cone Health-Alamance Regional.

Linda loved to cook delicious meals and keep a pristine home.  She attended Walter Williams High School and when she attended Sellars-Gunn, she learned the trade of Brick Masonry.  For several years, she was employed with Oak Grove Café.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings: John Clarence “JC” Tate, Harry Lee Tate and Ronnie Wayne Tate.

She is survived by her son: Michael Junior Tate and his fiancé Carolco F. Miles; grandson Michael Junior Tate; siblings: Mildred Tate Elliott, Curtis Tate and Clarence Tate and wife Wanda B. Tate; 5 nieces; 1 nephew; 9 great-nieces; 7 great-nephews; 1 great-great niece; 2 great-great nephews along with several cousins and dear friends.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 1:00pm from the John V. and Lessie I. Sharpe Memorial Chapel with Pastor Paul R. Dark, pastor of New Mount Zion Christian Church of Graham.  The family will greet relatives and friends from 12:30 until 1:00pm at the funeral home and burial will follow the services in the cemetery of the Sweet Gum Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

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Deacon Charlie Will Pulliam

Mr. Charlie Will Pulliam was born August 15, 1956 in Alamance County, North Carolina to the late Deacon Clair Pulliam and the late Mrs. Maybell Winstead Pulliam.  He departed this earthly life for his heavenly home on March 30, 2016 at his home.                Charlie was a lifelong native of Alamance County.   He had a very quiet personality and was a joy to be around.  He loved to be around his family and attending church services and singing programs.  He was a loyal member of God’s House of Joy where he served as Deacon and wherever else he was needed but prior to joining there he was a member and grew up in the Patillo Christian Church.               

When Charlie left us we here saddened, however he found joy meeting his Savior, his parents Clair and Maybell and his siblings: Mary Lee Clay, Hattie Sue Pulliam Corbett, Frances Pulliam Lea, Gladys Pulliam Harris, Clara Pulliam Russell and Linda Pulliam Tate…what a glorious reunion they are experiencing.               

  Left to cherish his memories and remember his love are: two brothers: Clyde Pulliam and Harold Pulliam; sister: Helen Snipes; an aunt: Mable Bessie Pulliam Harris; a special friend: Merline Taborn several nieces, nephews, many cousins and dear friends. 

His funeral services were held on Monday, APril 4, 2016 at Allens Chapel Baptist Church where he was also interred.   

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Mrs. Nellie Florence “Nell” Baynes Burton

 

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Our beautiful Nellie Florence Baynes Burton was born January 3, 1929 in Alamance County to the late Mr. Allen Baynes and the late Mrs. Viola Teel Baynes.  Just as she lived, on March 16, 2016 at the Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell, quietly she transitioned to her heavenly home surrounded by her loving family.             

            Nell met and married Mr. Walter Lee Burton and the two were blessed with 3 beautiful children.  She was the epitome of a devoted wife and mother.  She did not concern herself with outside cares and situations; her main concern was taking care of her family.  She was a wonderful cook who made the best pancakes.  In all, she was a good person who could be shy at times.  We shall miss her loving personality, devotion and most of all the love she showered upon us. 

 

            She is lovingly remembered and cherished by her: husband Walter Lee Burton; a daughter: Renae Burton Moone; two sons: Terry Lee Burton and Barry Donell Burton (Sharon); 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; four siblings: Iola Alston “Buck”, Thomas Baynes, Samuel Baynes (Dorothy) and Melvin Baynes along with many other relatives and dear friends. 

          Mrs. Burton was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Crisp and Ruby Willis.   

Funeral services for Mrs. Burton will be held on Monday March 21, 2016 at 1:00pm at Green Level Christian Church, the family will receive visitors at the church from 12:30 to 1:00pm prior to the service and at other times the family will be at the home at 2430 E. Simpson Rd. Burlington, NC.  The body can be viewed on Sunday March 20, 2016 at Sharpe Funeral Home from 1-9pm.  The Burial will be at the church.

 

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Mrs. Martha Sue Pulliam Singletary

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Sue Pulliam Singletary will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 1:00pm from the sanctuary of her beloved Allen’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with the family greeting relatives and friends thirty minutes prior to the services.  Public viewing will be held on Friday from 1-9pm at the funeral home.

She is lovingly remembered by her two daughters: Verna S. Jones (Phillip) and Shirley S. Vincent; a sister; Mrs. Geneva P. Bigelow; 15 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three children: Talmadge “Sonny-Boy” Singletary, Charlie “Butch” Singletary and Dorothy Warren and a grandson Joe Vincent.

 

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Mr. James Otis Withers “Lump”

20160315131942411_0001 James Otis Withers, born July 4, 1967 the son of the late Mr. John Fred Withers and the late Mrs. Mary E. Withers.  He departed this earthly life to gain a heavenly reward on March 12, 2016 while surrounded by his loved ones in his home.  He also was preceded in death by two brothers: Anthony Quinn Ruffin and Robert Withers and a grandchild, Madison Withers.

            James O. Withers also known as “Lump” or “Big Lump” loved and lived life to the fullest.  He loved dancing, his family, spending time with his many friends and being a devoted father and grandfather.  He saw the need for salvation and he gave his life to God and was baptized and became a member of Mebane First Baptist Church.  Most of all he loved the “80’s” baby.  He was also employed with SRI until his declining health caused his departure. 

            He leaves to cherish his memories: a special friend: Anissa Johnson; 5 children: Lorandom Russell, James “J.T” Withers, Temple Johnson, Jarell “Wook” Withers and Tatiana “Ta-Ta” Withers; 6 sisters: Francine Ratliff (Johnson), Rosa Hester, Ann Withers, Kay Withers, Hattie Withers and Kim “Boo” Withers; 3 brothers: Gary “GoBoy” McAdoo, Douglas Ruffin and John “Jr.” Withers; 17 nieces & nephews; 17 great-neices & great-nephews; two special aunts: Rosa Holland and Catherine Ruffin along with several cousins, and dear friends. 

As in the words of “Lump”, “Eastend forever baby!”

Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 1 pm at Jeffries Cross Baptist Church. The family will greet relatives and friends on Thursday evening at the funeral home from 6-7.  Burial will follow the services in the Mebane Memorial Gardens. 

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Mr. William A. O’Bryant

Mr. William Anderson O’Bryant was born to the late Mr. Andrew O’Bryant and the late Mrs. Adell Williams O’Bryant in Alamance County on April 13, 1942.  He departed this life on March 12, 2016 at Alamance Healthcare Center.  

 “Buddy-Roe” as he was known, was raised in the homeof Mrs. Annie O’Bryant and attended Jordan Sellars High School.  He worked for the City of Burlington for several years as well as Hugh M. Cummings High School.  In his spare time he would do odd jobs for anyone that needed his help. 

  He will be missed and cherished by his two sisters: Mrs. Barbara Goins of Burlington, North Carolina and Mrs. Maggie Ingram of Florida; a brother Joe Louis Williams and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 1 pm with the family greeting relatives and friends one hour prior to the services.   

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