Kerry D. Lee, Sr. “High Pocket”

klee4 Kerry Donnell “High Pocket” Lee Sr., 63, of 603 West Jackson St., died May 15, 2015, at Alamance Regional Medical Center.
He was son of Mr. Gilda Washington Lee and Mrs. Catherine Torain Lee (both deceased) and husband of Mrs. Wyvonne Coble Lee, who survives.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Kerry D. Lee Jr. “Skinny”; two daughters, Alana Lee Evans (Eric) and Sabrina Summers; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, Alvis Lee (Phyllis) and four sisters: Christine L. Miles (Walter), Betty L. Neal, Ruthie L. Williams and Alice L. Wiley.
He was preceded in death by a grandchild, Delvayae McGhee and five siblings, Roena, Roland, Cleveland W., James G. and Jerry D. Lee.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at 2 p.m. at White Oak Grove Progressive Primitive Baptist Church. The family will receive visitors 30 minutes prior to the services and at other times the family will receive visitors at the home. Public viewing will be held on Tuesday at the funeral home from 1 until 9 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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Mr. Fleming Parker

20150504112717329_0001Mr. Fleming Parker, son of Mr. Elton and Ida Mebane Parker both deceased was born July 11, 1943 in Alamance County, and was quietly called home on April 30, 2015.

Fleming was educated in Alamance County Schools.  He was a farmer at heart and also worked in textiles at Cone Mills and Burlington Industries Finishing Plant.

Fleming was a good son, brother, father, and grandfather to all that knew him.  He leaves to cherish his children: Kyle (Devonia) Daye of Burlington, NC, Sheridan “Cindi” Daye, Vivian “Leanne” Daye, Andrea “Horse” Daye, and Meredith J. Daye, all of Mebane, NC.  He was preceded in death by two sons: Brevitt and Kevin Daye.  He is also survived by five brothers Woody (Laverne) Parker of Greensboro, NC; Charles (Lynn) Parker of Burlington, NC; Donald (Sue) Parker of Mebane, NC; and Ricky and Michael Parker of Butner, NC; and one sister, Janie White of Graham, NC.  Fleming especially loved being a “PaPa” to his grandchildren who will miss him: Shawon, Dominique, Ryan, Bryton, Bria, Khaila, Aliyah, Akiyah, Devin, and Amaya.  He also leaves a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, family, friends, and a good friend Tony Blackwell.

The family will greet visitors and friends on Wednesday evening May 6, 2015 from 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm.  The family will observe graveside services on Thursday afternoon May 7, 2015 at 1:00 pm in the cemetery of Martin’s Chapel Baptist Church.


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Mr. James H. Isley


JAMES HENRY ISLEY, 73, of Snow Camp, passed away May 1, 2015 after an unexpected illness.  James was born May 19, 1941 in Snow Camp, NC.  James was the son of the late Dewey McCoy Isley and the late Inez Hunter Isley.  He was preceeded in death by three brothers and one sister. James is survived by a son Robert Isley (Natalie) of Greensboro, NC and a daughter Tracy Harvey (Miquel) of Snow Camp, NC. James is also survived by his brother Earl Isley of Snow Camp, NC,  two grandchildren of Greensboro, NC and three grandchildren of Snow Camp, NC and host of neices, nephews, cousins, and friends.  The memorial service will be held at Sharpe Funeral Home 520 Rosenwald St. Burlington, NC on Tuesday May 5, 2015 from 7pm to 8pm. There will be a graveside service at McBroom’s Chapel 5801 Chestnut Lane Snow Camp, NC at 11:00am on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.  The public viewing will be held from 1 pm to 9 pm on Tuesday May 5, 2015 at Sharpe Funeral Home.


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Ms. Diane N. Haith

DianeMs. Diane Noble Haith, 61, of 5544 NC Hwy. 62 S., died April 24, 2015 at Hospice Home.
She was the daughter of Mr. Mervin Perry Noble and Mrs. Lessie Mae Austin Noble, both deceased.
Survivors include a son Tracey Haith (Elenor); two brothers, Rikey Noble and Timothy Noble (Gale); two grandsons, Cody Corbett and Kyndal Haith.
Ms. Haith was employed with Lincoln Financial Group, Greensboro, NC, and a loyal and faithful member of Springdale AME Church.
The funeral will be held Tuesday April 28, 2015 at 2 pm at Springdale AME Church. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the services at the church on Tuesday and other times at the residence. Public viewing will be held on Monday from 1-9 pm at the funeral home.
The burial will be in the Church Cemetery.

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Mr. Donell Sheppard

20150424115934347_0001Services for Mr. Donell Sheppard, Graham High School Administrator and Coach, will be held on Monday, April 27, 2015 at The Lamb’s Chapel Church at 12 Noon.  Interment will follow the services in the North Lawn Cemetery.

Remembering him with with devotion are: his loving wife Twyla P. Sheppard; sons: Joshua D. Sheppard, Antonio Sheppard and Derell Sheppard; daughers: Rachel Thompson and Cecelia Sheppard and fiancé Devin Foffler; his adoring grandson: Malachi Hoffler; siblings: Glenn Sheppard, Vandelia Carr (William), Deborah Cherry (Melvin), Brody Stanley and Earlene House; a mother-in-love: Mrs. Mary Turner Talley; his Graham High School Family and several other dear relatives and friends.

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Mrs. Betty Lenora Haith Daye


20150421135751418_0001 - Copy   Mrs. Betty Haith Daye was born in Alamance County on April 24, 1932 to the late Mr. Ernest Odell Haith, Sr. and Mrs. Sarah Jane McAdams Haith.  On Sunday, April 19, 2015 she peacefully said good-bye as she departed this life.  She was married to the late Mrs. G.D. Daye whom she shared 56 years of memories.

Betty Worked as a Custodian for over 10 years at Burlington Industries as well as farming along with her husband by her side for several years.  She was a dedicated member of Martin’s Chapel Baptist Church form many years.  She enjoyed playing basketball in her youth at Pleasant Grove High School.  She also loved cooking and feeding her family and friends.  She was a loving wife, mother, sister, daughter and grandmother.

Those left to cherish her memories are 3 sons of Burlington, NC: James Daye (Viola), Tony Daye, Jimmy Daye (Doris); 2 daughters of Burlington, NC: Glenda Turner, Veronica McCain (James); 4 siblings: Christine Haith Daye, Shirley Haith James (The Reverend Walter), Ernest O. Haith, Jr. and Joe Louis Haith; 30 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild and a host of loving relatives and friends.

Other than her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter: Brenda Ann Daye and 3 siblings: Monroe Haith, Louise Daye and Annie Marie H. Haith.

Mrs. Daye’s services will be conducted on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 2:00 pm from the sanctuary of Martin’s Chapel Baptist Church with the Reverend Robert Jarrell, pastor of Martin’s Chapel Baptist Church officiating and the Reverend Ronald H. Brooks, pastor of New Life Non-Denominational Church delivering the eulogy.  The interment will follow the services in the church cemetery.  The family will receive visitors and friends on Wednesday evening from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm in the J. V. & Lessie I. Sharpe Memorial Chapel.

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Mr. Charlie Haith

20150415101508165_0001Charlie Haith, 69, Appleton, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. He was born to the late James Haith and Lucille Wade on December 25, 1945. Charlie served in the U.S Navy from 1963 to 1971. On March 16, 2007 he married Arty Hambidge in Neenah, WI.

Charlie is survived by his wife, Arty Haith; mother, Lucille Conyers of Burlington, NC; one sister, Cynthia Haith of Bridgeport, CT; three brothers, Malcolm Haith of Boxford, MA, Luther Haith of CT and Larry Crisp-Leland of NC, three sons and two daughters, Charles (Pam) Haith of Orlando, FL, Billie Morgan of Chesapeake, VA, Dennis Morgan of St. Petersburg, FL, Mae (Matthew) Scheidt of Appleton, WI, and Brittany Burnard of Appleton, WI. He also leaves behind 14 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews, as well as many other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father and one daughter, Karen Morgan.

Services are scheduled for Friday, April 17, 2015 at 12 Noon from the sanctuary of New Birth Baptist Church with the family greeting friends and relatives one hour prior to the services.  Interment will follow the services in Alamance Memorial Park.

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Mr. James Lee Slade, Jr.

20150414103550388_0001Mr. James Lee Slade Jr., 46, of 2320 W. Simpson Road, died April 11, 2015, at Alamance Healthcare Center.
He was the son of Mr. James Lee Slade Sr., deceased, and Ms. Sherry A. Pennix, who survives. He is also survived by a brother Tony Pennix (Monica) of Raleigh.
Funeral services will be held at Elon First Baptist Church on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at 1 p.m. The visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home and at other times the family will be at the residence. Public viewing will be on Wednesday from 1 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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Mrs. Zulla C. Day

20150409075206996_0001A life filled with purpose began on October 24, 1922 in Alamance County to the late Mr. Preston Covington and the late Mrs. Hattie Hester Covington when they were blessed with a daughter in which they named Zulla Catherine.

She knew from day one, her life had purpose and God was the reason behind the purpose.  Seeing the need for church membership she joined Green Level Christian Church.  Although she and her family relocated to New York she never took for granted her walk with Christ and joined the Bethany Baptist Church in New York and worshiped there for over 40 years.  Upon her and her husband relocating to Green Level, she began her tireless efforts to support the ministry again.  She has served and served well in the following capacities: Emergency Club President, Senior Choir, Missionary Circle No. 1, Usher Ministry, Hospitality Committee, Pastors Aide, Youth Advisor and Intercessory Prayer Group member.  She was devoted and her Missionary duties made her likened to a modern Day Florence Nightingale serving the sick no matter the time of day or night. What a blessing.  Our mother was an excellent cook and baked some of the most delicious treats; oh how we shall miss her, her life, love and labor.  Although she retired from Burlington Industries, she continued to work and sew beautiful garments for relatives and friends alike.

She leaves in God’s care: children: Oscar D. Covington (Portia), Frances Hylton (Wesley) and Dorothy Day; a granddaughter Sherrell Lea (Harry) whom she reared as her own daughter; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren; 1 great-great-great grandchild; a sister Adean McBroom and several other nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

On Saturday, April 4, 2015 she was welcomed into the presence of the Savior she now joins: her parents; her husband Charlie Edward Day and siblings: Otis Covington, Rosie Mae Covington and Farie Lee McBroom.  What a joyous reunion they are beholding in the manifestation of the Master.

Services are Friday, April 10, 2015 from the sanctuary of Green Level Christian Church at 1:00 pm.  The family will greet relatives and friends one hour prior to the services.  Burial will follow the services in the Green Level Christian Church Cemetery.

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Mrs. Yvonne W. Shaw

wade - CopyMrs. Yvonne Wade Shaw, 90, of 221 School St., died April 5, 2015, at Alamance Healthcare Center.
She was the daughter of Mr. Agia Wade and Mrs. Hosie Jeffries Wade, both deceased, and wife of the late Ralph Samuel Shaw.
Survivors include her son, Willie Nathaniel Shaw; grandchildren, Tonia, Sonia and Kimberly; three great-grandchildren; siblings, Architeen Wade, Carli W. Jones and Iona W. Mebane.
Funeral services will be held at Jeffries Cross Baptist Church, where Mrs. Shaw was a faithful and loyal member on Thursday, April 9, 2015, at 2 p.m. The visitation will be Wednesday evening from 7-8 p.m. at the funeral and at other times the family will be at the residence. Public viewing will be on Wednesday from 1 until 9 p.m. the funeral home. Burial will be in the church cemetery. f

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