Mr. Willie Moore, Sr.

Mr. Willie Moore, Sr. a lifelong resident of Burlington peacefully passed away after a brief illness on Monday morning, March 24, 2014 at Alamance Regional Medical Center.  He was born July 14, 1926 to the late Mr. Dee Moore, Sr. and the late Hattie Collins Moore.

Anyone who is familiar with Burlington knows the name “Willie Moore”.  For many years he was the proprietor and operator of Moore’s Café located in Burlington, North Carolina.  Many natives can recall the many delicious meals and good times shared within his establishment.  Mr. Moore was married to the late Mrs. Flossie Rogers Moore and to this union two sons were born, Willie, Jr. and Rodney.  Mr. Moore was a member of Visitors Chapel Christian Church and attended as long as his health permitted.

Those left to remember him with love are; his sons: Willie Moore, Jr. and Rodney Moore both of Burlington, North Carolina; his sister: Mrs. Bernice Moore Sellars of Burlington, North Carolina; his brother William Kelly Moore, of Burlington, North Carolina; four grandchildren: Justin Moore and Devaris Moore both of Burlington, North Carolina, Roderick Moore of Goldsboro, North Carolina and Shaneal Moore of Richmond, Virginia; one great-grandchild Shyheim Graves of Richmond, Virginia; brother in-law Arthur Burgess of Burlington, North Carolina as well as several nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

He now joins his wife, parents as well as his siblings: Clarence Moore, Dee Moore, Jr., Jake Moore, Lawrence Moore, Farrie Lee Moore Hamilton, Hazeline Moore, Carlene Moore Wade, Pauline Moore and Sandina Moore Burgess what a grand reunion they are enjoying in the presence of the Savior.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 pm Friday, March 28, 2014 Visitors Chapel Christian Church where Mr. Moore was a member.  The family will receive visitors thirty minutes prior to the services and all other times the family will be at the home. Public viewing will be held on Thursday at the funeral home from 1-9pm.  Burial will follow the services in the North Lawn Cemetery, Ross Street Burlington, North Carolina.


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Mrs. Callie Mary Wiley Snipes

Mrs. Callie Mary Wiley was born in Person County, North Carolina to the late Mr. Anderson Wiley and the late Mrs. Harriett Dixon Wiley.  After a fruitful life of 93 years, she peacefully exchanged time for eternity while being cared for by the staff of the White Oak Manor, Burlington, North Carolina at 5:35pm Saturday, March 15, 2014.

Callie Mae, as she was commonly known, was a believer in hard work.  When you would pass by her home on Hwy. 119, she was always working in her yard, which was a trait she inherited from her parents and ancestors.  When she wasn’t working in her yard, she and Dee could be found in the local Flea Market browsing over several items.  In her later years she and her granddaughter Sweet-Pea shared many times together.  Sweet-Pea was a devoted caretaker and gave tirelessly to ensure that her grandmother’s needs were met.

Callie Mae was married to the late Mr. Roosevelt Snipes and to this union 5 children were born.  She now also joins her sons: Melvin Snipes and Luther Snipes, her only daughter Geraldine Snipes; one grandchild; siblings: Junious Wiley, Thaddeus Wiley, Robert Wiley, William Wiley, Nancy W. Day and Patty Wagstaff.  What a great reunion.

Left to remember her with love and devotion are: her sons: James Earl Snipes and Walter “Dee” Snipes and his wife Marilyn “Butter”; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law Faye Snipes; a brother James Wiley and his wife Sudie; two sisters: Beatrice W. Crawford and her husband Ronnie and Bessie W. Haith and several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear neighbors and friends. Rest in the arms of our Savior and risen Lord, Jesus the Christ.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 1:30 from the J.V. & Lessie I. Sharpe Memorial Chapel.  The family will receive visitors from 1:00 until 1:30 at the funeral home.  Please keep this family in your prayers.

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Mrs. Roena Richmond Stephens

Mrs. Roena Richmond Stephens, 94, daughter of the late Willie and Josie Miles Richmond, was born in Caswell County, North Carolina, March 22, 1919.  On Tuesday morning at 5:00am March 11, 2014, Roena peacefully entered into eternal rest.

Roena was educated in the Caswell County Public School System and was a Chambermaid at Kirk’s Motor Court until her retirement.  She was baptized at an early age and joined the Sweet Gum Grove Missionary Baptist Church and faithfully attended services until her health started to decline.  Roena was an excellent cook and loved to entertain.  She loved people and always had an attitude of gratitude, appreciation and enthusiasm.

Roena was married to Mr. Willie P. Stephens who preceded her in death.  She was also preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers: Cleatie Richmond Hooker, Sallie Mae Poole, Ivey Richmond and Linwood Richmond.

She leaves to cherish her memories: two daughters: Janie Richmond Love and Josie Richmond both of Mebane, North Carolina; two sons: Bobby Richmond and his wife Janice of Mebane, North Carolina and MacArthur Richmond and his wife Delois of Elks Grove, California; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law: Mrs. Lelia S. Lipscomb of Blance, North Carolina and Ms. Ruth Stephens of Rosedale, New York and host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Her services will be held on Saturday, 15 March 2014 at 1 PM from the sanctuary of the Sweet Gum Grove Missionary Baptist Church with the family receiving relatives and friends from Noon until 1 PM.  The burial will follow the services in the church cemetery.  Keep the Richmond and Stephens family lifted into your daily prayers.

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Mrs. Onie Louise Cooper Richards

Onie Louise Richards was born January 8, 1935 in Alamance County, North Carolina to the late Mr. James Cooper and the late Ms. Onie Crisp Cooper Corbett Thomas. Louise was preceded in death by her sister Patricia Ann Miles formerly of Caswell County, North CarolinaOnie, better known as Louise, graduated from Graham High school in 1954. After high school, she attended nursing school at Winston Salem State University and later completed her degree at the nursing school in New York. After working as a nurse for 31 years at Bellevue Hospital Center, New York City, NY until she retired and returned home to North Carolina in 1990.Louise met the man of her dreams Sterling Richards. The two had whirlwind courtship and then married. Their love lasted 64 years. They did almost everything together. They would pack up the girls and travel a new adven-ture. They loved to ‘cruise’ and did so every chance they got.Louise served as a member on the deaconess board, in the choir, and nurses unit of Grace Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY for over 20 years. She became well known by many churches, organizations, and occupations for her delicious tasting cakes and pies. As a matter of fact, this was her very own personal side business in NY in addition to being a nurse. Best of all, Louise always knew how to attract a crowd, especially family and close friends, and that was through food!Louise was a member of the First Baptist Church of Burlington, North Carolina were she was faithfully in-volved in the Hospitality Ministry, Nurses Unit, ordered the church communion , and attended Sunday School until her health would no longer permit to do so. In addition, Louise was a member of the ’ Order of the Eastern Star’ or-ganization.Louise deeply loved and cared for her family especially her only granddaughter. She pampered and spoiled Tanisha as if she were a priceless treasure. She rejoiced over all of her accomplishments and was ready to whip out the pictures for anyone who would stand still long enough to view them.Those Louise leaves to cherish fond memories of her are: her loving and devoted husband of 51 years, Mr. Sterling Richards; daughters Karen Alida Richards of Clinton, Maryland and Stacey Regina Richards of Upper Marlboro, Maryland; her only granddaughter Tanisha Ashanti Richards of Greensboro, North Carolina; sisters Ru-by Mae Cooper of Mebane, North Carolina; Emma Lee Richards of Burlington, North Carolina; Shirley Ann Riley of Mebane, North Carolina; and brother Daniel Lee Corbett (Sabrina) of Burlington, North Carolina ; her only living aunt Ms. Annie Bell Tinnin (92 years old) of Burlington, North Carolina; brothers in -law: William Richards of Hills-boro, North Carolina; Robert (Dot) Richards of Columbia, South Carolina; and Clarence Richards Sr. of Brooklyn, New York; sisters in -laws: Ms. Ollie Mae Macklin of Sparta ,Georgia and Catherine Huitt (Robert) of Hillsboro, North Carolina along with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from the sanctuary of First Baptist Church 508 Apple St. Burlington, NC 27217 at 11 AM.  The family will greet relatives and friends on Friday evening March 7, 2014 from 7-8 PM in the J.V. & Lessie I. Sharpe Memorial Chapel. Please continue to lift the family in prayer and remember them in your thoughts.

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Mr. Curtis H. Jeffries

Mr. Curtis H. Jeffries, beloved husband of Mrs. Marian W. Jeffries, loving father of Annissa Jeffries; dear stepfather to Lynn Brown and husband Michael; loving grandfather to: Brandon Jeffries, Tierra Horton, Wynston Brown and Sydney Brown; devoted brother of Willie Mae Evans and Joseph passed away February 11, 2014.  Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, February, 19, 2014 at 12 Noon from the sanctuary of Locust Grove Baptist Church 4707 NC Highway 150 Browns Summitt, NC 27214.  Burial will follow the services in the Legion Section of North Lawn Cemetery, Burlington, NC.  The Jeffries Family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, evening February 18, 2014 from 6-7 pm in the J. V. & Lessie I. Sharpe Memorial Chapel.  He will be dearly missed by his fellow co-workers of Duke Energy where he was a dedicated employee of 35 years.  The Locust Grove Church family will miss him as well as being a devout Trustee and remarkable Usher.  Curtis also served his country with 2 years in the United States Marines Corps and 27 years with the United States Army Reserves.  God bless and keep the Jeffries family during these hours.

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Mrs. Fannie Ann Cates Graves

Mrs. Ann-Ellen Cates Graves best known as Fannie Lee Cates Graves, the daughter of the late Graham Lee Cates and Daisy Norman Cates was born March 6, 1934 in Orange County.  She peacefully departed her life at home in Maryland on February 9, 2014.

Fannie Lee was educated in the Alamance County School System.  After attending school Fannie Lee worked as a Home Health Caregiver for many wonderful families.  There was one particular family that cared and loved her dearly the Brown family.  She joined Union Grove Baptist Church at an early age and attended faithfully until she met and married Willie Lee Graves.  Then they moved to Burlington and she started attending Morning Star Baptist Church. To Fannie Lee and Richard union they raised seven (7) children.

Fannie Lee was a very active member in her community she served on many committees the Burlington Equal Rights Committee where she marched with many others and spoke at many community events.  Feed and sheltered the homeless and anyone else that was in need of a meal or place to rest.  She loved to help people and bring joy to them through laughter you could always look to her to get a laugh if you were down.

She leaves to continue her loving memories, her children Debra Dixon (Jackie) of the home, Cheryl Alston (Jeffrey) of Siler City and Willie Keith Graves of Greensboro.  She also leaves two brothers Graham Cates Jr. of Caswell County and Louis Cates of Burlington one sister Sylvia Cates Weeks (Thomas) of Durham.  Her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren:  Michael A. Cates, Emporia Cates, Otalis Cates, Adrian J. Burnette, Julius Gray, Jaydess Burnette, Chanta N. Burnette, Camron Jones, Dezmin Jones, Richard Lee Graves Jr., Krystal Dawn Terrell, Kandice Linette Graves, Dantonio Gray, Temika Ann-Ellen Blanco, Juan Paul Purrie Tyler, Antanella Delores Dixon, Javier Blanco Jr., and Joel Angel Blanco.

Fannie Lee was preceded in death by her husband Willie Lee Graves, her children: Robert Lee, Richard Lee, Lewis Jr. and Mary Graves, great grandchildren Deizean Jones, Lewis Rashad Dixon Jr. two brothers James and Willie Cates, four sisters Sarah Lou and Rosa Mae Cates, Mary Magdalene Bradley and Mary Cates Woods.

Funeral services are Sunday February 16, 2014 at 12 Noon from Sharpe Memorial Chapel.  Burial will follow in the Bradsher Family Cemetery.


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Mrs. Flora Bell Stokes Alston

“Who can find a virtuous women? For her price is far above rubies.”Proverbs:31:10

Quietly as she lived, Mrs. Flora Belle Stokes Alston had a conversation with her Maker and in the company of His angels, she exchanged time for eternity, while in the comforts of the home which love built through the hands of her beloved “T”.

Born on June 4, 1914 along with her twin brother, Lee, they were welcomed into the loving home of their parents, the late Mr. Thomas Stokes and the late Mrs. Vessie Holland Stokes in Angier, North Carolina.  She was the last survivor of her siblings: George, Monroe, Sam and her twin Lee “Bud” Stokes, Linder S. Smith, Nellie S. Crews, Joann S. Talton, Marilyn S. Ray and Selma S. Cameron.

Being reared in a Christian home, Flora modeled her life after that of Christ.  Having strong, however quiet convictions she was a devoted disciple of Jesus Christ and she loved her fellow man and was a true missionary at heart.  Flora married the love of her life the late Reverend Albert “A.T” Alston and she was a devoted helpmate to her husband for many years.  During his 22 year pastorate at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, she was always by his side and was a devoted parishioner.  After his passing she attended as much as possible, however she was very active with the Missionary Circle of the First Baptist Church Apple, Street and St. Luke Lodge.

She and Rev. Alston were blessed to have 9 children blessed to their union.  It goes without mentioning that she was a devoted and loving mother to all of her children.  She now joins along with her parents and siblings, her children: Lottie Sylvia Alston, Albert Alston, Jr., Leon Alston, and The Reverend Charles E. Alston and granddaughter Nicole awaiting the great trumpet sound of God.

She leaves to cherish her legacy: her children: Mildred A. Foster, William Alston, Piccola A. Patterson, Thelvis Alston, Sr. and his wife Alma and Flora A. Brown; 25 grandchildren-two of which she reared as her very own: Deborah Alston-Pettiford and her husband The Reverend McArthur and The Reverend Alvis A. Alston and his wife Tracey; daughter-in-law, Marie C. Alston; 36 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren as well as several nieces, nephews other relatives and dear friends.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 1 pm from the sanctuary of Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, 5222 Mt. Sinai Rd. Durham, NC.  The family will greet friends from 7-8 pm Wednesday evening at the funeral home.


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Mr. Lester Willis Dixon

Mr. Lester Willis Dixon son of the late Mr. Rudy Breeze and the late Ms. Lucille Dixon was born on May 31, 1931 in Alamance County.  He departed this life quietly, on February 1, 2014 at White Oak Manor.

He was educated within the Alamance County School System.  He was a employed with Copeland Fabrics for many years and was also a farmer on the Ralph Harris Farm.  During his youth he attended Arches Grove United Christian Church.  He was a hard worker providing for his family. He thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He leaves to cherish his memories; two sons:  Richard Moore of Durham, North Carolina and Lester W. Dixon and his wife Dorene of Burlington, North Carolina; two daughters: Gladys McDaniel and husband Rico of Graham, North Carolina and Minister Cathy Dixon of Burlington, North Carolina; 7 grandchildren: Travis Dixon, James Dixon, Jasmine Dixon, Scottie McDaniel, Sr., Tameka McDaniel, Juleeyah Moore and LaTricia Lea; 8 great-grandchildren: Keshawn Dixon, Tionne Dixon, Takiya Dixon, Geriah Winstead, Jaki Dixon, JaQuey McDaniel, Chris McDaniel and Scottie McDaniel, Jr.; two brothers: William Breeze of Burlington, North Carolina and Willie Breeze and wife Joyce of Sedalia, North Carolina; six sisters: Shirley Nicholson and husband Donnie and Patricia Breeze both of Reidsville, North Carolina, Ruth Deberry of Greensboro, North Carolina, Eunice Watlington and Blance Walker both of Elon, North Carolina and Margret Baker and husband Robert of Burlington, North Carolina; a special friend: Ms. Christine R. Woods and several other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in the transition by four siblings: Junious Dixon, James Breeze, Lonnie Breeze and Maxine Gentry.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 2 pm with the family greeting friends from 1:30 pm until 2:00 pm.  Sharpe Funeral Home, Inc. has the pleasure of serving the Dixon Family.


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Mr. Leroy Miles

Mr. Leroy Miles son of the late Mr. William “Babe” Miles and the late Mrs. Fannie Louise Miles Satterfield was born on January 29, 1946 in Alamance County, NC.  He departed this life on January 29, 2014 at his home.  He was raised in the home of his grandparents the late Frank and Mary Eliza Miles and they raised him as their very own.  He was raised with his aunts and uncles who were like brothers and sisters: James, Walter, Hampton, Charlie, Logan, Alease, Othelia, Delevia, Georgia and Mamie.  He was preceded in death by four siblings: Willie, Bean, Larry and Shirley.

He was educated in the Alamance County School System and was employed with Easco Aluminum for over 20 years. He was married to Annie Elizabeth Lea on August 27, 1965 and 4 children were born to this union.  Anyone who knew him knew he was a joy to be around and his presence will be sorely missed.  He loved working outdoors, fixing cars and spending time with his grandchildren.

He leaves to cherish his memories a son: Timothy Leroy Miles; three daughters: Fannie Michelle Miles and husband Bernard, Anne Royaili Miles Richmond and husband Edward and Zaneta Louise Miles Mebane and husband Ken; 17 grandchildren; a brother Donnie Satterfield and a sister Phyllis Satterfield and husband Mark Miller; aunts, uncles and several other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Monday, February 3, 2014 at 1:00 pm from the chapel of J.V. & Lessie I. Sharpe Memorial Chapel with the Rev. James W. Brown providing the eulogy.  The family will receive friends from 12 Noon until 1:00 pm.  Sharpe Funeral Home, Inc. is providing all services for the Miles Family.

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Mr. John W. Anderson

Mr. John Wesley Anderson, was born on January 4, 1926 in Zebulon, North Carolina to the late Samuel and Minnie Lucas Anderson.

God called him home on Friday, March 8, 2013 at Alamance Regional Medical Center.

He was a Marine Corp veteran of World War II. John was a member of the Faith Harvest Church Ministries.  He enjoyed fishing and construction work. He was a loving and happy man of God who never met a stranger and always greeted
everyone with a smile.

His memories will always be cherished by: his wife Janie M. Anderson
of the home, son Wesley M. Anderson of Greensboro; daughter Wendy L. Anderson
also of the home; his three sisters: Minnie Morgan of Mass., Elsie Taylor of
North Carolina and Gracie Pickett and husband Roman of New York; 9
sisters-in-law; 4 brothers-in-law and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives
and friends.

Preceding John in the transition other than his parents were brothers: Otis
Anderson, Sam Anderson, James Anderson and Edward Anderson.

Services will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2013 from the J. V. & Lessie Sharpe Memorial Chapel at 1pm. Interment will follow the services in the Alamance Memorial Park.  Mr. Anderson will lie in repose from 1pm until 9pm on Wednesday. Sharpe Funeral Home, Inc. has the honor and privilege to serve the Anderson Family during this hour.

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