Mr. Lonnie Grady Johnson

20160609135657296_0001 - CopyFuneral services for Mr. Lonnie Grady Johnson, 87, the devoted husband of Sarah Burnett Johnson; caring and loving father of El Wanda J. Bradsher (Alfred), Jean J. Shoffner (Lemuel), Sandra J. Brooks (Carlton), Glenda J. Jones and Marilyn Johnson; supportive brother to: Joe Johnson (Mildred), Leon Johnson, “Cedell” Johnson, Dorothy Crutchfield, Barbara Green, Carolyn Stroud (Raymond), Yvonne Johnson and Helen Alston (Jack); loving PaPa to 14 grands, 39 great-grands and 2 great-great-grands; will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2016 from the sanctuary of Burnette Chapel Church of Christ at 1:00pm with the family greeting relatives and friends from 12:30 until 1:00pm.  Committal ceremony and the act of Interment will follow the services in the church cemetery.

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Tony A. Daye Jr

Dateline: Burlington

Name: Mr. Tony A. Daye, Jr.

Age: 21

Date and Place of Death: May 31, 2016 at Cone Health – Alamance Regional

Funeral Arrangements: Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, June 6, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Sharpe Memorial Chapel with the family visitation from 1:30pm – 2:00pm. Public Viewing will be held on Saturday from 1-9pm.

Interment: North Lawn Cemetery

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Mr. Earnest McDade Poteat

         Mr. Earnest McDade Poteat was born in August 30, 1922 to the late Mr. John Poteat and the late Louellen Evans Poteat in Caswell County, NC.  He departed this life on Friday, May 27, 2016 on the same farm in which he was born 93 years ago.  He was preceded in death by his wife Odaris Daye Poteat as well as siblings: Roy Poteat, Willard Poteat, Hulon Poteat, Garland Poteat, Curtis Poteat, Nello Poteat, Philmo Poteat, Nellie Poteat Tyler and Odessa Poteat Rogers.

At an early age he joined Sweet Gum Grove Missionary Baptist Church.  He attended the Sweet Gum Elementary School and later went on to the Caswell County Training School.  He was drafted into the Army of the United States. During his enlistment he received training in the field of Agriculture.  After serving his country, he worked in the industrial field for many years.  He was a custodian at Walter Williams High School for several years.  He loved farming and gardening.  He especially loved his wife Odaris of 60 years as his children, grandchildren and family.   

20160529123153358_0001Earnest will be remembered and cherished by his three daughters: Elaine P. Brincefield and Janice P. Moore of Mebane, NC  and Cheryl P. Shaw (Luther) of Burlington; two sons: Shelton Poteat (Pattie) and Earnest Glenn Poteat (Daphne) of Mebane; two siblings: W. Clarence Poteat of Philadelphia, Pa. and Clara S. Poteat of the home; a devoted nephew, Hulon Poteat of the home; sister-in-law: M. Frances Poteat of Burlington; 7 grandchildren, 10-great-grandchildren, 2 great-greatgrandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. 

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Mr. Andre’ “Dre” Douglas Enoch

Mr. Andre Douglas Enoch age 63 on May 23, 2016, at the Hospice home of Alamance made his transition to be home with his Lord. He is the son to the late Mr. George Thomas Enoch and Mrs. Juanita Morgan Enoch who survives at the home. dre

Funeral Arrangements: Friday May 27, 2016 at 1 o’clock pm the services will be at Bethseda Baptist Church

Visitation: 12:00 to 1:00 pm on Friday prior to the service at the church. At other times the family will receive visitors at their home on 622 Apple St.

Public Viewing: Thursday rom 1-9 pm at Sharpe Funeral Home.

Burial: North Lawn Cemetery

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Mr. Benjamin Franklin Lott

Mr. Benjamin Franklin Lott was born on November 16, 1935 in Ware County Georgia to the late Reverend John Lott and the late Mother Arizona Coleman Lott.  He exchanged time for eternity on Friday, May 13, 2016 at the Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell. 

Our dear and loving husband, father, grandfather and brother loved to garden and do landscaping and; was very good at it. He could beautify any lawn. Ben retired from many years of truck driving. He never lost his excitement talking about big rigs and loved discussing “the road” with family members who were also truckers. He enjoyed westerns, gospel music, fishing and playing the drums. Ben’s easy smile and boyish laugh made everyone who met him feel at ease.

Ben was married to the late Jacqueline Sharon Adams Lott for 32 years. To this union 5 children were born: Melvin Adams (Ericka), Donna Adams, Theresa Lott, Andrea Ondieki, and Benjamin Franklin Lott, Jr.  After her passing he met Vivian Fleming at Kernodle Senior Center in Burlington, in 2011. Then on December 7, 2012 at Elon First Baptist Church they were happily married. His passing has left a void that only God can fill, however we know that he is resting in God’s care.

            In addition to his wife Vivian and his children he is also survived by: grandchildren: Shakeilya Adams, Andre Adams Akira Adams, Alaysia Adams, Shaun Adams; siblings: Bishop John Lott (Jeanette), Albert Lott (Celestine), Missionary Geraldine Williams (Louis), Reverend Helen “Lois” McNarr (Reverend Willie McNarr) and Deacon Permmer Lee Lewis (Zack Lewis); his extended family, step-children: Min. Robin Sheppard, Kevin Sheppard (Angela), Deacon Eugene Sheppard (Jennifer), Min. Dawn Sheppard Branch (Glenn), Roahn Sheppard (Kim), Victoria Sheppard, Damon Sheppard (Linda), and Shonnell Sheppard (Holly) and several nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by siblings: Banger Lott, Ruthia Anderson.

Funeral Arrangements: On Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 3 o’clock in the afternoon a Memorial service will be held for Benjamin Franklin at Sharpe Memorial Chapel.


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Mr. David M. Adams

Mr. David Adams age 89 of 606 N. Fisher St. peacefully made his transition home on May 17, 2016, at the Hospice Home of Alamance-Caswell.

Funeral Arrangements: Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church. Visitation will be held Monday at 6:00 – 7:30 pm at First Baptist Church.

Public Viewing: Monday at Sharpe Funeral Home from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. The body will lie in state at First Baptist Church from 12:00 – 2:00 pm on Tuesday prior to the service.

Burial: North Lawn Cemetery



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Mr. Decatur Louis Fuller

       Mr. Decatur Louis Fuller age 66 made his transition on May 17, 2016, from earth to glory. Mr. Fuller leaves to cherish his memory wife Mrs. Margaret Moore Fuller of the home, in Greensboro, NC. Other survivors include his sister Juanita Fuller Strobel (Richard). Mr. Fuller was preceded in death by both parents Mr. Richard Fuller and Mrs. Hazel Herbin Fuller Foster and a brother Levon Fuller.

Funeral Arrangements: Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 2:00pm at Gibsonville First Baptist Church. The family will greet friends from 1:30pm-2:00 pm prior to the service and at other times the family will be at 1603 Hannaford Rd. Public viewing will be on Sunday from 11am-9 pm at the funeral home.

Interment: Church Cemetery

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Mr. Jerry Abney

Mr. Jerry Abney was born on November 4, 1958 to the late Mr. Frank Jr. Abney and the late Mrs. Clara Estelle Culbreathe Abney in Alamance County, North Carolina.  After a brief illness, our loving brother and friend transitioned from earth to Glory on Friday, May 13, 2016 at the Cone-Health Alamance Regional Medical Center.

     Jerry was a 1977 graduate of Hugh M. Cummings High School and was employed with Phillips Textiles for many years.  He was kind and caring individual who would help anyone that he possibly could.  He was a devoted member of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church where he served faithfully as a Trustee. Jerry loved fishing and maintaining a garden of vegetables and flowers.  As far as sports were concerned, he enjoyed the St. Louis Rams (now the Los Angeles Rams) and the Los Angeles Lakers.  We shall miss his presence here with us, but we know as long as we continue to call his name, he will forever be in our minds and hearts.

          Left to cherish his memory and emulate his life are: brothers: Charlie Jr. Abney (Linda) and his twin Terry Abney; an uncle John D. Abney along with other relatives and dear friends. 

          He was preceded in death by two siblings: George Abney and Frankie Abney. 

Funeral Arrangements: Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. The family will greet friends from 12:30 pm-1:00 pm prior to the service. Public viewing will be on Friday from 1-9 pm at the funeral home.

Interment: North Lawn Cemetery

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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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