The R-C News-Herald Obituaries for October 12, 2006

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 14, 2006

Marcus Vann Sr.

ROXBORO n Rev. Marcus Lee Vann Sr., died October 6, 2006 at his residence.

A funeral was conducted Wednesday at Old Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Roxboro, by the Rev. Henry Busby. Interment was in the church cemetery. Cunningham & Nelson Funeral Home was in charge. Reynolds Funeral Home, Inc., Ahoskie, supplied information.


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Vann was a member of Greater St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Durham.

Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline Pierce Vann of Roxboro; one son, Marcus Lee Vann Jr. of Kernersville; one daughter, Jasmine Brannon of Greensboro; his mother, Verna Vann of Winton; and one grandchild.

Annette Lynch

ROANOKE RAPIDS n Annette Lynch, 48, died October 6, 2006 at Halifax Regional Medical Center.

A funeral was conducted Wednesday at the Roanoke Rapids Chapel of H.D. Pope Funeral Home by the Rev. Granville Carter.

James Bess

HAMILTON n James Arthur Bess, 61, a native of Martin County, died October 8, 2006 at Pitt Memorial Hospital, Greenville.

A funeral was conducted Wednesday at Barnabaa Baptist Church, Williamston, by the Rev. Kenneth Matthews. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Bess was a painter.

He is survived by his mother, E. Fields Bess.

William Gilliam

WINDSOR n William “Pat” Gilliam, 103, of 349 Cedar Landing Road, Windsor, NC, died Saturday, October 7, 2006 at his home.

Gilliam was a native of Bertie County. He was a retired farmer. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert Gilliam Sr. and Cora James.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 12, 2006 at Cherry’s Funeral Home Chapel, Windsor, by the Rev. Zachariah Wilson. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Windsor.

Isaiah D. Archer

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Infant Isaiah Devon Archer, died October 8, 2006.

A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday in St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Sunbury. Stallings Funeral Chapel, Gatesville, is in charge.

Lelia M. Castelloe

WINDSOR -Lelia Modlin Castelloe, 67, a native of Martin County, died Monday, October 9, 2006, at Bertie Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of Donald Allen “Pan” Castelloe.

Mrs. Castelloe was a member of Askewville Baptist Church, a charter member of Askewville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, Past District chairperson of the WMU and a longtime Sunday school teacher.

Survivors include a daughter, Cathy C. Todd; a son, Victor Castelloe, both of Windsor; sisters, Faye Modlin of Jamesville and Kay Modlin Woolard of Washington; brother, Arthur L. Modlin Jr. of Greenville and Ed Modlin of Jamesville; and a granddaughter.

A funeral was conductedWednesday in Askewville Baptist Church. Burial was in Edgewood Cemetery. Walker Funeral Home was in charge. Memorial gifts may be made to either the Askewville Fire Department c/o of Mike Baker, 117 W. Askewville St., Windsor, NC 27983 or the Askewville Rescue Squad, c/o Allen White, 510 Pocosin Road, Windsor, NC 27983.

Louise H. Futrell

SUFFOLK, Va. – Louise Hales Futrell, 76, died October 8, 2006. She was the widow of Eston Earl Futrell.

Mrs. Futrell was a member of Ashley’s Grove Baptist Church in Conway, and she worked at Obici Hospital and Guardian Care in Ahoskie.

Survivors include two daughters, Ann J. Young of Virginia Beach and Sue J. Mays of Richmond; two sons, David A. Jennings of Broadway, Va., and Don Jennings of Windsor, Va.; three sisters, Aver Wilkins of Elizabeth City, Peggy Carlisle of Princeton, and Evelyn &uot;Hope&uot; Clay of Enfield; brother, Elman Hales of Goldsboro; six grandchildren, one stepgranddaughter; three great-grandchildren, and two stepgreat-grandsons.

A funeral was conducted Wednesday in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home & Crematory, 509 W. Washington St., Suffolk, by the Rev. David Ross. Burial was in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions can be made to Ashley’s Grove Baptist Church Building Fund or the American Cancer Society, 604 Constance Woods Drive, Suffolk, VA 23434. Condolences may be registered at

Annie B. Rose

ROANOKE RAPIDS n Annie Barnes Rose, 82, a native of Northampton County, died October 10, 2006 at Liberty Commons, Weldon.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Massey Funeral Home, 839 Jackson St., Roanoke Rapids, by Minister Billy Meinsen and the Rev. Rudolph Britt. Burial will be in Cedarwood Cemetery, Roanoke Rapids. The family will receive friends at Massey Funeral Home, Roanoke Rapids, from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Mrs. Rose was a retired LPN and worked for many years at Halifax Regional Medical Center. She was a member of New Life Church of Christ.

Survivors include a son, James Winford Barnes of Roanoke Rapids; a sister, Neta Futrell of Knightdale; her brother, Willard Hargrove of Jackson; one granddaughter; and one great-grandson.

Dorothy Johnson

NEWPORT n Dorothy Frances “Pito” Johnson, 68, died October 10, 2006 at Britthaven of Newport. She was the widow of Bobbie Johnson.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Munden Funeral Home by the Rev. Wayne Best. Burial will be in Amariah Garner Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Survivors include her daughters, Karen Johnson of Newport, Melodie Taylor of South River and Stephanie Jensen of Newport; a son, Bobbie Johnson Jr. of Cripple Creek, CO;

sisters, Kathleen Carter and Louise Carter, both of Potecasi, Shirley Flythe of Conway and Millie Arnold of Newport; and 10 grandchildren.

William G. Barnes

GREENSBORO n William Gray “Tince” Barnes, a native of Wilson, died October 7, 2006 at his home.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church by the Rev. Don Ellis and the Rev. Jamie Armstrong. Interment was in Maplewood Cemetery, Wilson, by the Rev. Doug Murray. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Centenary United Methodist Church, 2300 West Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27403 or Hospice & Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405. Online condolences may be made to Forbis & Dick North Elm Street Chapel was in charge.

Barnes moved to Ahoskie and helped build radio station WRCS. He was employed there until 1969, eventually becoming chief engineer. In Ahoskie, he served a term as president of the Ahoskie Jaycees, was a chairman of the Ahoskie High School Athletics Committee and was a member of the Ahoskie Kiwanis Club and the Ahoskie United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Survivors include his wife, Emma Ruth Burden Barnes of the home; daughter, Sandra Lou Barnes Bateman of Greensboro; and nieces and nephews.

Lola Jefferson Jr.

AHOSKIE – Lola “Pete” Jefferson Jr., 64, a native of Northampton County, died October 10, 2006 at Roanoke Chowan Hospital, Ahoskie.


Jefferson was member of Second Baptist Potecasi Church.

He worked for the Town of Ahoskie in the utilities department.

Survivors include his wife, Serene Jefferson of Ahoskie; a son, Donald Mitchell of Ahoskie; two daughters, Jackie Manley and Delois Mitchell, both of Conway; three brothers, Henry Jefferson of Windsor, James “JJ” Jefferson and Robert Jefferson, both of Murfreesboro; two sisters, Annie Darden of Pleasant Hill and Louise Haggins of Ahoskie; and seven grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Hunter’s Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Donnie Graham.

Jackson Barnes

MURFREESBORO – Jackson Winborne Barnes, 82, a native of Northampton County, died October 11, 2006 at Sentara Obici Hospital, Suffolk, VA.


Barnes was member of First Baptist Church Severn, Severn. He was retired from Hertford County Public Schools as a custodian.

Survivors include his wife, Irene Barnes of the home; four sons, Donald Vinson and Sylvester Vinson, both of Murfreesboro, Jackson W. Barnes, Jr. of Baltimore, MD and Melvin Vinson of Ladson, SC; three daughters, Lois Smith of Baltimore, MD, Mary E. Ruffin and Darlene Everette, both of Murfreesboro;

and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church Severn, Severn,

by the Rev. Elisha Barnes.

Burial will be in the church cemetery. Hunter’s Funeral Home, Inc., Ahoskie is in charge.

Josephine G. Trotman

HIGH POINT – Mrs. Josephine Grant Trotman, 61, a resident of 609 Arlington St., died October 2, 2006 at her residence.

Mrs. Trotman was born June 20, 1945 in Conway, a daughter of Gus Stancell Grant, Sr., and Lula Mayfield Grant. Coming from Lexington, VA, she was a resident of High Point for 35 years.

A former member of Calvary Baptist Church, she served for 10 years as Sunday School teacher, director of the children’s choir, and financial secretary.

Later, as an active member of Temple Memorial Baptist Church, she was a member of the trustee board and former church secretary.

Her post secondary school education was at Elizabeth City State University where she earned a bachelor of science degree in science, and later, at NC A&T State University, Greensboro, where she earned the master of science degree in biology and education.

As an educator, she taught in the public schools of Lexington, VA, Thomasville and High Point, retiring from T. Wingate Andrews High School in 2004 following 26 years of service.

She often represented the NEA and NCAE as a convention delegate.

Civically, she was a life member of NAACP; fraternally, a life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Robert Louis Grant and Gus Stancell Grant, Jr.; and one sister, Ella Volina Grant.

Surviving relatives include: two daughters, Tanya Monic Allen of Greensboro, and Yolanda Michelle Trotman of Charlotte; former husband, the Rev. John Ervin Trotman of Elizabeth City; two grandchildren, Alexis Silas Allen and Asia Monic Allen, both of Greensboro; two brothers, Randolph (Gloria) Grant of Ft. Washington, MD, and Fredrick Douglas (Malinda) Grant of Washington, DC; one sister, Anneice B. Tann of Murfreesboro; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Family visitation will be Thursday, October 12, 2006, 6 to 8:00 p.m., at Temple Memorial Baptist Church, 1458 Cedrow Dr. with the Rev. Thomas Banister officiating.

Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 14, at Jerusalem Baptist Church, 205 Myrtle St., Woodland, NC, with the Rev. Eddie W. Vinson officiating and the Rev. John T. Grant, eulogist.

Burial will follow in the Grant Family Cemetery in Conway, NC.

Haizlip Funeral Home in High Point and Wilder Funeral Home in Aulander are in charge of arrangements.

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