Funeral services for Ms. Diana Graves; loving daughter of Mrs. Annie H. Graves; caring mother to: Michael ” Mike” Neal, Jermaine Neal and his wife Kia, and Dionne; adoring grand mother of 10 and great-grandmother of 3; and supportive sister to Donna Kay, Terry, James, Jr. and John Demas will be conducted Monday, March 30, 2015 from the sanctuary of the New Covenant United Holy Church where the Right Reverend Harry L. Cohen is the Senior Pastor and eulogist. Services of committal and the act of interment will follow the services immediately at Alamance Memorial Park.
Mrs. Arietta Murdock Foust Worth, 87, of 2981 Worth Lane-A, died March 22, 2015, at the Presbyterian Home of Hawfields.
She was the wife of the late Mr. Parker Lewis Worth and the daughter of Mr. James Otis Foust and Mrs. Sally Farrington Foust, both deceased.
She is survived by her granddaughter, Cynthia Worth.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her daughters, Etta Parthenia Worth Foster and husband James and Janice Lavern Worth.
Public viewing will be from 1 until 9 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015, at Sharpe Funeral Home Inc.
Services will be held at noon Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Melfield United Church of Christ with visitation 30 minutes prior to the service. At other times the family will be at the residence of her granddaughter, 2302 Scott Place, Haw River. Burial will be in the Phillips Chapel UMC cemetery.
Mr. James Melvin Rudd, 63, of 2223 Johnson Road died March 16, 2015, at Blumenthal Jewish Nursing Home.
He was the son of Mr. Melvin “Ray” Rudd (deceased) and Mrs. Catherine Browning Rudd of the home, who survives.
Survivors include a sister Mary C. Rudd Robinson (Michael) of Plantation, Fla.; three nieces, Allana Robinson of Miami, Fla., Rayna Robinson of New York, NY and Renae Robinson of Washington, DC; four aunts, Hazel Rudd Ellison and Delois Rudd Wiley both of Burlington, NC, Carlene B. Woods (Clyde) and Pearlie Love Browning both of Mebane, NC; three great-aunts, Daisy Willis, Corrine White and Annie Enoch all of Burlington.
James was a veteran of the United Sates Navy.
Funeral services will be held at Miles Chapel Baptist Church on Saturday, March 2, 2015, at noon. The visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the services and at other times the family will be at the residence. Public viewing will be on Friday from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Ms. Sally Leanna Harvey, 82, of 423 Lincoln, died March 15, 2015 at ARMC.
She was the daughter of Walter Robinson Crusoe Harvey and Betty Frances Moore Harvey (both deceased).
Survivors include a son, Henry Clay Farrar (Danielle); four daughter, Patty Farrar, Wanda Vines, Margaret Harvey, Diane Pierce; two sisters, Corrina Harvey, Frances Dixon; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Charles Farrar and Donald Calvin Farrar; siblings, Jerry, Walter, Robert, Troy, Roy, Shirley H. Blackwell, Nettie Farrish, Nina Mae Neal, Daisy Netty Harvey.
The funeral will be Friday, March 20, 2015, at 1 p.m. at Sharpe Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery.
The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the services and other times at the home. Public viewing will be held on Thursday from 1-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
The Reverend Dr. Ronald C. Herbin Jr., 58, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Gibsonville, died Saturday, March 14, 2015, at the Hospice Home, Burlington, NC. He was born July 29, 1956, to the late Ronald C. Herbin Sr. and Azill Enoch Herbin. He was a strong and dedicated Pastor in the Army of the Lord.
Loving memories are cherished by his wife, The Reverend Carolyn Moore Herbin; four sons, Adrian Rich, Trever Summers, Early Jermain Pulliam and Jermaine M. Herbin; four daughters, Tina Harris, Angela Warren, Shaquita Herbin, Tasha Foust; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Steve Herbin (Regina); five sisters, Margaret Poteat (John), Faye Jean Rone (Melvin), Izilla Herbin, Stephanie Jackson (Joseph) and The Reverend Nadean Herbin.
Viewing will be on Tuesday from 1 to 9 p.m. at Sharpe Funeral Home.
Funeral services are Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, Gibsonville, NC. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the services and at other times the family will be at the residence, 603 Second St., Gibsonville, NC. Burial will follow the services in the cemetery of First Baptist Church of Gibsonville.
Our loving Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Uncle and dear friend was born in the Melfield Community on February 23, 1925 to the late Mr. Willie O. Woods and the late Mrs. Sallie Womble Woods. After a fruitful life of laughter and love, he gently closed his eyes in time and awakened to the glories of eternal life on March 2, 2015, surrounded by those whom he held dear, his family, at the Presbyterian Home of Hawfields at the age of 90 years.
“Jent” as he was known by his dear family and friends was a graduate of Graham High School and after his graduation he worked as a Service Station attendant prior to enlisting into the Army of the United States of America on May 13, 1943. “Jent” was one of the proud members of Company B 1318th Engineer Regiment. He fought in the German Battle of Rhineland. As a result of his valiant servitude to his country, he was awarded the World War II Victory Medal, American Theater Service Medal, EAME Service Medal with one Bronze Star and the Asiatic Pacific Theater Good Conduct Medal. He was Honorably Discharged from active service on March 18, 1943.
“Jent” was a devoted lifetime member of Melfield United Church of Christ. During his lifetime, he served in several capacities which included and were not limited to: The Men’s Fellowship, member of the Board of Trustees. It goes without mentioning whenever the church had a function where fish was to be served, “Jent” was responsible for frying the delicious fish. Oh how we shall miss him and his service to the church.
Remembering him with love are his children: Jennings Bryant Woods, Jr. and his wife Angelia Currie Woods, Diane Woods, Charlotte Woods and Carolyn Farrington; 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren along with a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
He now joins his parents, two daughters: Sallie Woods and Deborah “Cookie” Woods and siblings: Joe Woods, Jim Woods and Hubert Woods, Bernice Woods Lambert and Dorothy Woods Farrington.
Public viewing will be Friday from 1 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
The funeral will be held at Melfield UCC Saturday, March 7 at 1 p.m. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services. Burial will be in Phillips Chapel Church cemetery. At other times, the family will be at the residence of his son, Bryant Woods, 920 Kilby St., Burlington.
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.
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.
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.
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.