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Eldridge Samuel “Woo-Woo” Roberts, 88, of 2224 Halifax Road, Roxboro, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. Born in Person County, Mr. Roberts was the son of the late James and Onnie Veil Roberts. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Lynwood Roberts, Isaiah “PeeWee” Roberts, Louise Huff, …

NaRuth Holeman, age 92, departed this life Friday, Jan. 20, 2023 at Person Memorial Hospital Extended 

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Harold Joseph Ryan, 98, of Roxboro, died on Friday, Jan. 20, 2023. Born in Suffolk County, he was the son of the late Michael Ryan and Mary Broderick Ryan and step-son of the late John Wesley. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Ellen Crowley Ryan; his daughter, …

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Thomas Deane Pearse, 81 of Rougemont, died on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He is preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Richard and Harriet Pearse of Durham and his brother Robert Pearse of Greensboro. 

Pamela Kay Wilson McCullock, 66, of 205 Allgood St., Roxboro, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2023.  Born in Person County, Mrs. McCullock was the daughter of the late Alvin Thell and Elizabeth Ann Walker Wilson. Mrs. McCullock worked at NC Eye Ear Nose & Throat for more than 47 years.  She was a …

HALIFAX COUNTY, Va. – James Allen Holt passed away on Jan. 21, 2023.  He was born in Halifax County, Va. on Feb. 7, 1955, and was 67 years old. He was the son of Mary Ellen C. Holt and the late Herman S. Holt. He was a member of Hunting Creek Baptist church. Allen was an avid motorcycle ride…

ROUGEMONT – Roland Wayne Harrelson, 77, of 1075 Mann Oakley Rd., Rougemont, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2023. Born in Durham County, Mr. Harrelson was the son of the late Roland and Florence Utsman Harrelson. Mr. Harrelson retired from American Tobacco and was a member of New Beginnings Baptist Ch…

James W. Walker, age 85, departed this life Friday, Jan. 13, 2023 in Person County. Services provided by Cunningham and Nelson Funeral Home, Roxboro.

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Jeanette Hughes, age 62, departed this life Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023 in Person County. Services provided by Cunningham and Nelson Funeral Home, Roxboro.

HURDLE MILLS – Charlie William Chambers, Jr., 77, of 7802 Burlington Rd., Hurdle Mills, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2023 at the Hock Family Pavilion from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  Born in Person County, Mr. Chambers was the son of the late Charlie William and Mary Hargis Chamb…

Billy Marshall Clayton, Sr., 90, of Longhurst, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023 surrounded by his family. Born in Person County, he was the son of the late Maxie Daniel Clayton and Zellie Lee Smart Clayton. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings: Maxie M. (Buck) Clay…

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HURDLE MILLS – Michael Thomas Hurdle, 66, of Hurdle Mills, died on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Born in Person County, he was the son of the late Samuel Thomas Hurdle and Sarah Whitfield Hurdle, who survives. In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his daughter, Brittany Michele H…

Lisa Anne Scott, died Jan 12, 2023. A funeral mass was celebrated on Jan. 17, 2022, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Roman Catholic Church in Newport News, Va. Arrangements are by Berceuse Funeral and Cremation Traditions in Hampton, Va.

TIMBERLAKE – Susan Teague Carver, 74, of Timberlake, died on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. Services provided by Brooks and White Funeral Home.

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It is with much sadness that the family of Gale Howle Fulcher announce her passing on January 09, 2023. Gale succumbed to cancer that she had fought so gallantly for 13 years, demonstrating her love of life.

Felix Eugene Bailey, age 51, departed this life Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023 at his home. Services provided by Cunningham and Nelson Funeral Home, Roxboro.

Linda Kaye Love, age 70, departed this life Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023 at her home. Services provided by Cunningham and Nelson Funeral Home, Roxboro.

Fannie Yvonne Farrish Fields was born March 6, 1944, to Dixie Perry Farrish and Hassel Lee Farrish of Roxboro. The second of nine children, Yvonne was born in Baltimore, Md. at Baltimore City Hospitals. Her family moved back to Roxboro while Yvonne was a toddler. 

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HURDLE MILLS – Brian Keith “Bubba” Blalock, 56, of Hurdle Mills, died on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. Born in Person County, he was the son of Alton Vernon Blalock and the late Deborah Louise Brown Blalock. In addition to his mother, he is preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Lorena Wolf…

Joseph Scott Tatum, III age 67, of 1565 John Brewer Road, Roxboro, died Saturday morning, Jan. 7, 2023 at his home.

TIMBERLAKE – Dale Raynor Blume, 73, of Timberlake, died on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. Born in Person County, she was the daughter of the late Harris Square Raynor and Mary Sue Gray Raynor. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Glen Martin Blume and her siblings: W…

TIMBERLAKE – Joel Oliver Turner, Jr., 77, of 50 Edenglen Lane, Timberlake, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2022. Born in Comanche Co., Okla., Mr. Turner was the son of the late Joel Oliver and Enid Matthews Turner. Mr. Turner served 30 years with the N.C. State Highway Patrol, nine years with the Cumbe…

ROUGEMONT – Lula Bass Cousin, age 97, departed this life Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023 in Person County. Services provided by Cunningham and Nelson Funeral Home, Roxboro.

Clyde Edward Paylor, age 68, departed this life Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. Services provided by Cunningham and Nelson Funeral Home, Roxboro.

Jonathan D. Burton, age 38, departed this life Friday, Dec. 30, 2022 at Duke Regional Hospital in Durham. Services provided by Cunningham and Nelson Funeral Home, Roxboro.

Kattie Sue Raglin, age 85, departed this life Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022 at Duke Regional Hospital in Durham. Services provided by Cunningham and Nelson Funeral Home, Roxboro.

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C – James Larry Poole age 74, of 6095 Catalina Drive, Unit 1416, North Myrtle Beach, SC died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022 at the Grand Strand Medical Center.

Jerry Barnett, age 45, departed this life Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022 at Duke Medical Center in Durham. Services provided by Cunningham and Nelson Funeral Home, Roxboro.

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ROSEVILLE, CALIF. – Marguerite Langford Buhler died Saturday, Nov.12, 2022, at Sutter Hospital, Roseville, Calif., after a year long struggle with cancer. Margie will be buried with Military Honors on Jan. 20, 2023 at 10:45 a.m. , in the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, Calif. A…

John Ambrose Jones was born on Jan. 3, 1943 in Person County and passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, Dec. 31, 2022. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gould and Elsie Young Jones and his sister Edna Jones Bowen.  Mr. Jones retired after 36 years with CP&L/Progress Energy an…

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John Airheart, passed away on Dec. 5 at the V.A. Hospital in Durham. He was from Wilmingtoon. Memorial services will be held at a later date.

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Lee Roy Marable, age 86, and a U.S. Army Veteran. departed this life Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. 

WILMINGTON – Evelyn Kelly, 95, having resided in Chapel Hill, Durham, Hillsborough and most recently in Wilmington, NC, passed away on Dec. 20, 2022 from natural causes.

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WILMINGTON – Patrick Merritt Kelly, 66, born in Durham, and having resided in Chapel Hill, Key Largo, Fla. and most recently in Wilmington, passed away Dec. 11, 2022 at his residence.

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James Edward Carver, age 80, of 115 North Main Street, Roxboro, died Thursday afternoon, Dec. 22, 2022 at his home with his loving family by his side.

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Willie Graham “Bob” Speed, age 84, departed this life Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. Services provided by Cunningham and Nelson Funeral Home, Roxboro.

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SEMORA– Natalie L. Jones, age 62, departed this life Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. Services provided by Cunningham and Nelson Funeral Home, Roxboro.

Wilma J. Harris, age 68, departed this life Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. Services provided by Cunningham and Nelson Funeral Home, Roxboro.

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Mechelle R. Thomas, age 64, departed this life Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. Services provided by Cunningham and Nelson Funeral Home, Roxboro.

DURHAM – Sheila Joanne Rogers Dukes, 69, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022 at the Hock Family Pavilion in Durham. She was the daughter of the late Joseph Ira and Priscilla Ann Hicks Rogers, and the granddaughter of the late John Wesley (Wes) and Sadie Moize Rogers and Ernest Bradsher and …

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Josephine Marie Napier Vaughan, 61, of Roxboro, passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 23, 2022. Born in Person County, she was the daughter of the late William Allen Napier and Betty Poole Napier Bowes. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her siblings: Inez Holbrook, Ber…

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Christopher Leon Elliott passed away on Dec. 19, 2022. He was a 2010 graduate of Person High School and attended UNC Pembroke. 

Edna Ann Wade Burton, 80, of Timberlake, died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. Born in Person County, Mrs. Burton was the daughter of the late Walter Thomas and Etta Cornelia Gravitte Wade and wife of the late Edwin Eric Burton. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Buddy Wade and Ray Wade a…

John Roy Eggleston, 88, of Roxboro, died on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. Born in Person County, he was the son of the late Joseph Jerome Eggleston and Mary Robinson Eggleston. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings: James Eggleston, Tony Eggleston, Thurman Eggleston,…

Shirley Peed Long, 86, of Roxboro, died on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. Born in Person County, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Simon Peed and Viola Landis Oakley Peed. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her siblings: Benjamin Peed and Mary Lou Smith. Mrs. Long retir…

SEMORA – James Ivan Cole, 87, of Semora, died on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022 at his home. Born in Durham County, he was the son of the late James Washington Cole and Gracie Walker Cole. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Norman Cole. 

Troy Richard Gregory, 85, of 664 McGhee’s Mill Rd., Roxboro, died Saturday, Dec.17, 2022.  Born in Person County, Mr. Gregory was the son of the late James Madison and Mamie Lou Hicks Gregory. He was also preceded in death by his son, Rodney Dee Gregory and his siblings Coy Gregory, Elmo Gre…

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Johnny Cecil Clayton, 89, of 1267 Ridge Rd., Roxboro, died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Born in Person County, Mr. Clayton was the son of the late Dewey and Ida Turner Clayton and husband of the late Thelma Frances Jackson Clayton. Mr. Clayton is also preceded in death by his brothers Everette C…

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James Elihu “Bud” Carver departed this life on Dec. 15, 2022.  He was born Dec. 25, 1939 in Roxboro.  

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Betty Wilson Warren, of the Bushy Fork Community, died Dec. 12, 2022 in her home. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Ralph Baynes Warren and their children: Chris, Cindy and Wendy, her grandchildren:  Joshua, Maggie, Cassie and her sister: Faye Meece.

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Shirley Jean Bowes Carver, 85, of 1586 Willow Oak Drive, Roxboro, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. Born in Person County, Mrs. Carver was the daughter of the late Clarence King and Addie Mae Vicks Bowes and wife of the late Guy Lombardo Carver. Mrs. Carver was also preceded in death by her sibli…

Sandra Kay Barts Christmas, 58, of Roxboro departed this earth on Dec. 6, 2022. She served in the United States Navy. She is survived by her two daughters and three grandchildren, her father, stepmother, two sisters with one brother. Service will be at Bethel Hill Baptist Church on Friday, D…

Dr. James Francis Fulp, Jr., 79, of Roxboro, died on Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. Born in Rockingham County, he was the son of the late James Francis Fulp, Sr. and Patricia Totten Fulp. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother-in-law, William Bullock, and sister-in-law, Na…

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Sandra Kay Barts Christmas, 58, of Roxboro departed this earth on Dec. 6, 2022. She served in the United States Navy. She is survived by her two daughters and three grandchildren, her father, stepmother, two sisters with one brother. Service will be at Bethel Hill Baptist Church on Friday, D…

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PROSPECT HILL --- Peggy Ellen Rutherford, 71, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022 at her home. She was born in Trumann, Arkansas to the late John Thomas Woods and Lucille Sloan Woods. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Hanna,  brother Jerry Woods, and brother-in-law Carl Campbell.

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John Franklin “Night Hawk” Gentry, 69, of 149 Michael Jones Rd., Roxboro, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022.  Born in Person County, Mr. Gentry was the son of the late John Ed and Frances Cole Gentry.  Mr. Gentry was a truck driver for Pepsi/East Coast for over 37 years.

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ALTON, Va. --- Paula Lucille Blackard Long, 66, of Alton, Va., passed away on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. Born in Pittsylvania County, Va., was the daughter of Thomas Howard Blackard and the late Billie Howard Tuggle Blackard. In addition to her mother, she is preceded in death by her husband, …

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Julia May Jones Hall age 81, of 313 Leasburg Road, Roxboro, died Friday morning, Nov. 18, 2022 at her home.

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Mr. Bobby Joe Ottwell, age 76 of Roxboro, passed away at his home on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 with his family by his side.

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RALEIGH ----  Richard Haywood Bailey, age 79, passed away in the comfort of his home on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. Born on Nov. 15, 1943 in Roxboro. He was the son of the late Haywood Bradsher Bailey and Cleo Capitola Rogers Bailey.

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Collen Patricia “Patty” Reynolds, 87, of Roxboro, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2022. Born in Rome, GA, Miss Reynolds was the daughter of the late Bennie L. and Alma Vick Reynolds. Miss Reynolds was the director of nursing at Person Memorial Hospital and a teacher of the nursing program at Piedmont C…

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Joel Oliver Turner, Jr., 77, of 50 Edenglen Ln., Timberlake, died Friday, December 2, 2022. Born in Comanche Co., Okla., Mr. Turner was the son of the late Joel Oliver and Enid Matthews Turner.