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Ahoskie, NC- Marian Eure Bracy, age 84 of Ahoskie, NC passed away Saturday October 5, 2013 at Vidant Roanoke
Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie, NC. Marian was born November 6, 1928 in Hertford County North Carolina the daughter
of the late Judson Eure and Nettie Stallings Eure. She was also predeceased in death by a baby girl, her brother T.R.
Eure and her husband John Rensell Bracy, Sr.
She was retired from Carolina Phone Company. Marian was a charter member of Creech Memorial Baptist Church, she
also served as a Deaconess, Sunday School Teacher and in the “Women On Mission” group. Mrs. Bracy was rewarded
by the Hertford County Office of Aging as a volunteer “Seniors Helping Seniors.”
Survivors include a daughter, Gail Bracy Ingram of Woodland, NC, her son John Bracy, Jr. and wife Angela of Ahoskie,
NC, three grandchildren William Bracy Ingram, Daniella Bracy Brinson and Abissai Alonzo. Five great-grandchildren,
three brothers, N.J. Eure and wife Margaret of Chesapeake, VA, Judson Eure of Tunis, NC and Curtis Eure and wife
Betty Lou of Harrellsville, NC and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at Creech Memorial Baptist Church in Ahoskie,
NC with Rev. David Duncan and Rev. Tom Ravan officiating. Burial will follow at Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery
in Cofield, NC.
The family will receive friends at Creech Memorial Baptist Church Thursday from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers memorial
contributions may be made to Creech Memorial Baptist Church in Ahoskie, NC or Holly Springs Baptist Church in Cofield, NC. Massey Funeral Home in Aulander, NC is
handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.haroldmasseyfuneralhome.com.
Murfreesboro, NC- Al Oscar Davis, age 66 of Murfreesboro, NC, passed away October 8, 2013 at his home. Al was
born August 9, 1947 in Hertford County North Carolina the son of the late Oscar Davis, Jr. and Nell Vinson Davis.
Survivors include his wife Janet Marie New Davis of Murfreesboro, NC; his two daughters, Janet Marie Davis Bryant
of Aulander, NC and Rose Ann Davis Mizelle and husband Billy of Windsor, NC; one brother Larry Davis and his
wife Susan of Murfreesboro, NC; one sister Joan Dixon and husband Jerry of Murfreesboro, NC; four grandchildren
Tiffany, Dustin, Bill and Justin; one great-grandchild Jaylen Mizelle; one step-daughter Martha Leyda and husband
Mark of Murfreesboro, NC. Also several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held Friday October 11, 2013 at 2: 00 P.M. at Meherrin Baptist Church Cemetery with
Rev. Josh Parsons officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Massey Funeral Home
in Jackson, NC from 7:00 P.M. until 8:30 P.M.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.haroldmasseyfuneralhome.com. Massey Funeral Home in Jackson, NC is handling the arrangements.
Aulander, NC - Troy Ellis Davis, Jr., age 81, passed away October 2, 2013 at his home. Troy was born January 26,
1932 in Perkins, Oklahoma the son of the late Troy Ellis Davis, Sr. and Margaret Meadows Davis.
Troy enjoyed and loved the sport of bowling. He won numerous awards and later was inducted into the Tidewater
Bowler’s Hall of Fame which was a big accomplishment. In bowling perfect games to shooting tournaments and
leaving people broke after beating them in bowling pot games, Troy is truly one of Tidewaters best bowlers and will
be missed by many.
Survivors include his very special friends Doug Davidson and wife Betty of Aulander, NC. His adopted nieces and
nephews Jackie Bonis, Rebecca Bonis and Doug Davidson, Jr. and Christine Davidson. Also many special bowling
friends from Tidewater Virginia.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Troy will be held at a later date. Massey Funeral Home in Aulander, NC is
handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.haroldmasseyfuneralhome.com.
Seaboard, NC - Emory Elias Ronk, 89, passed away October 7, 2013, in Seaboard, NC. He was born May16, 1924 in
Roanoke County, VA to John M. and Susie (Huffman) Ronk.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Judy Ronk Laprade; son-in-law, Sonny Laprade; and step-son,
James W. Fink.
He is survived by his wife, Dottie; daughter, Martha Lynn Ronk; step-son, Joseph Fink (Cathy), two grandchildren,
Jason (Ashley) Walters, Ashley (Jason) Underwood; five great-grandchildren, Alivea, Owen, Evie, Aiden, and Asher. He
is also survived by his sister Ruth Sink, and brother, William C. Ronk, sister-in-law Frances Miller, sister-in-law, Rita
(Joseph) Weaver, and sister-in-law Treaser (Clifton) Bard.
A funeral will be held Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 11am at Simpson Funeral Home, in Roanoke, VA, with nephews
Billy and Richard Ronk officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Roanoke, VA.
The family will receive friends at Simpson Funeral Home from 6 to 8pm, Friday, October 11, 2013. The family wants to
extend a very deep gratitude to his friend Sandy, for all he has done for Emory and Dottie. Local Arrangements being
handled by Massey Funeral Home, Jackson, NC.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.haroldmasseyfuneralhome.com
Enfield, NC - Mrs. Leatha Alston Glasgow, age 81 of Enfield, NC passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at
Halifax Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Glasgow was born June 17, 1932 in Halifax County, NC the daughter of the late Robert Fort Alston and Myra
Charlotte Wood Alston. She was also preceded in death by her husband Charles Lindburg Glasgow. She was like
a mama to all of her Daycare children and very active in her church. She loved her yard and her flowers,
especially her Irises.
She is survived by her children Terry Block (John) of Florida, Judy Pearson (C.W.) of Roanoke Rapids, NC, Carol
Shuttle (Bobby) of Greensboro, NC and Charles Glasgow Jr. of West Virginia. Seven grandchildren, Robbie
Glasgow, Ericka Maksymyuk, Barbara Barkley, Alston Pearson, Frances Sanders, Tristen Shuttle and Alexis
Shuttle. Five great grandchildren. Three sisters, Ethel Glasgow (Robert) of Weldon, NC, Nancy Melton (J.D.) of
Creswell, NC and Dorothy Davidson of Halifax, NC.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Enfield Baptist Church with Rev. Marc
Sanders and Rev. Kerry Peeler officiating. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Enfield.
The family will receive friends at the church from 9:00 AM until service time Saturday and other times at Judy
Pearson’s home in Roanoke Rapids, NC.
Arrangements are being handled by Massey Funeral Home in Roanoke Rapids. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.haroldmasseyfuneralhome.com.
Severn, NC - Mr. Franklin Lewis Ferguson, age 76 of Severn, NC died Thursday, October 10, 2013 at his home.
Mr. Ferguson was born July 27, 1937 in Greensville County, VA the son of the late William F. Ferguson and Evelyn Hyde
Ferguson. He was also predeceased by his brothers and sisters, William F. Ferguson Jr., Carl Ferguson, Marguerite F.
DeForest, Regional Ferguson, Alice F. Stoffell and Julian Ferguson.
Mr. Ferguson retired as Northampton County Tax Administrator in 2003 and formerly worked for Johnson Manufacturing. He
was a active member of Severn Baptist Church where he had served as Deacon, former Chairman of the Board of Deacons
and a Sunday School teacher and also a member of the Town of Severn Board of Commissioners. He was past President
of The Ruritan Club and a member of nearly forty years.
He also served four years of service to his country in the US Navy.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Gail H. Ferguson. His children, Franklin Lewis Ferguson Jr. and his wife Caroline of
Marietta, Georgia, Marcia F. Huggins and special friend Jeff Whitley of Fitzgerald, Georgia and Dawn Rene’ Ferguson of
Severn, NC. One brother, Stan Ferguson of Emporia, VA. Four grandchildren, Hannah Huggins, Holly Huggins, Sarah
Ferguson, and Emily Ferguson. Also many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 3:00 PM at Severn Baptist Church with Rev. Brent Hobbs officiating. The family will receive friends at
Severn Baptist Church Fellowship Hall Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.
In Lieu of Flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to Severn Baptist Church, Severn, NC 27876 or to Vidant Hospice. Arrangements are being handled by
Massey Funeral Home in Jackson, NC. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.haroldmasseyfuneralhome.com.
Roanoke Rapids, NC- Laura Bullock Pearson, age 96 of Williams Street passed away October 20, 2013 at
her home surrounded by her loving family. Laura was born July 12, 1917 in Halifax County North Carolina
the daughter of the late Alexander Bullock and Laura Pace Bullock. She was also predeceased in death by
her grandson David Pearson.
Survivors include her three children; Sandra Pearson Miller (John) of Hawaii, William E. Pearson, Jr. and
Susan “Sam” Elizabeth Pearson of Roanoke Rapids, NC; Her brother Curtis V. Bullock of Littleton, NC; Her
two sisters Evelyn Hunnicutt and Marilyn Bernardini both of Roanoke Rapids; Her two grandchildren
Christopher Pearson and Garrick Newsome; Two great-grandchildren Emily and Alex Newsome, also several
nieces and nephews.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Laura Bullock Pearson will be held, Saturday, October 26, 2013 at
3:00 P.M. in the chapel of Massey Funeral Home in Roanoke Rapids, NC with Dennis Parnell officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Community Home Care & Hospice 525-A Becker
Drive Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.haroldmasseyfuneralhome.com. Massey Funeral
Home in Roanoke Rapids, NC is handling the arrangements.
Murfreesboro, NC - Mr. Edward Lewis “Pee Wee” Phipps, age 85 of Murfreesboro, NC died
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Vidant Hospital in Greenville, NC.
Mr. Phipps was born February 7, 1928 in Beckley, West Virginia, the son of the late Homer Lee Phipps
and Mamie Virginia Smith Phipps. He was also predeceased by his wife Anna Inez Phipps.
Mr. Phipps was a World War II Army Veteran and the Korean War and served his country with the
82nd Airborne. He was a member of Murfreesboro Baptist Church and retired from the NC Dept. of
Transportation after 38 years of service.
He is survived by his daughter Faye Jenkins and her husband Joe of Conway, NC, his sons, Ronnie
Phipps and his wife Betty of Rich Square, NC and Emory Keith Phipps and his wife Katherine of
Edenton, NC. His sister, Louise Phipps Copeland of Murfreesboro. Also five grandchildren, eight great
grandchildren, one great grandchild, many step grandchildren, many step great grandchildren and
several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held Friday, November 1, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Riverside Cemetery in Murfreesboro, NC with Rev. Lee Canipe and Rev. Gene Asbell
The family will receive friends at Massey Funeral Home in Jackson, NC, Thursday from 7:00 until 8:30 PM. Online condolences may be sent to the family at