Volume 15, Number 42
- Obituaries June 1, 2016
Jane Moore Bordeaux
Sunrise March 15, 1936 – Sunset May 27, 2016
A graveside celebration service of Jane’s life was held Tuesday morning, May 31, 2016, at Chalybeate Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Fuquay-Varina.
Jane is survived by her husband, Bobby G. Bordeaux; daughters, Judi B. Walters of Hope Mills, Glenda B. Truelove of Clayton and Lori B. Conyers of Youngsville; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and brothers, William Moore and Robert Moore, both of Gibsonville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jane’s memory to Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh NC 27607.
Vicki J. Grice Field
September 16, 1951 –May 25, 2016
Vicki J. Grice Field, 64, of Wake Forest passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2016.
A memorial service was held Saturday afternoon, May 28, 2016, in Glen Royal Baptist Church in Wake Forest.
Vicki was born September 15, 1951, in Wake Forest to the late Marvin and Lottie Grice She graduated from Wake Forest-Rolesville High School and was an honors graduate from Durham Technical College.
Vicki worked for the North Carolina General Assembly and the N.C. Industrial Commission. She received an Outstanding Leadership Award for Mental Health from the state and an appreciation award from Gov. Jim Martin for her work on the N.C. Council for Aging.
Most of all, Vicki was a loving and devoted mother who cared for her son and also her dogs, Taylor and Molly.
She is survived by her son, Peter Jones Field II; brother, Lynwood Grice and wife, Jo; nieces, Kim Brennan and husband, Jeff, and Robin Rubish and husband, John; nephew, Woody Grice and wife, Heather; and great-nieces, Shannon Brennan and Anya Rubish.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Glen Royall Baptist Church at 731 Elizabeth Avenue, Wake Forest, NC 27587.
Jeffrey Blake Jones
Jeffrey Blake Jones, 56, of Youngsville, son of Hazel Boykin and the late Carl Blake Jones, died Thursday evening, May 26, 2016, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Jones was born in Wilson County. He served his country with the U.S. Army and was the department head of natural foods for Kroger for many years.
Funeral services were held at 1 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, May 31, 2016, at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Davis officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Jones is survived by his wife of 14 years, Sandra Huey Jones of the home; daughter, Brittany Tomlinson of Youngsville; stepchildren, Amber and Greg Hatfield of Louisburg; sisters, Judy Liverman and her husband, Robert, of Zebulon, Sue Bradford, and her husband, Pete, of Wilson; brother, Mike Jones, and his wife, Lorie, of Burlington; mother-in-law, Frances Rogerson and her husband, Edgar, of Wake Forest; sister-in-law, Vanessa Parks of Walburg; brother-in-law, Patrick Huey and his wife, Susan, of Lewisville; numerous nieces and nephews; and his fur babies, Bailey and Bandit.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family for Sandra and Brittany.
A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center. (919-556-5811)
David Lee Wadford
Mr. David Lee Wadford, 88, of Raleigh died Wednesday afternoon at his home. Mr. Wadford was born March 1, 1928, in Wake County, the son of the late Oma Fowler and William Wadford. He graduated from Millbrook High School, class of 1945, and was a farmer for many years before graduating from the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1955.
Graveside funeral services were held at 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon, May 28, 2016, at Wake Forest Cemetery.
Mr. Wadford is survived by his son, David Todd Wadford, of Raleigh, and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Transitions Hospice and all of Mr. Wadford’s caregivers for their loving care.
Memorial donations may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, P. O. Box 96011, Washington DC 20090-6011, www.alz.org.
A service of Bright Funeral Home and Cremation Center. 919-556-5811)
Rebecca Brantley Brown
Rebecca Brantley Brown, 80, of Wake Forest went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 29, 2016. She was born April 9, 1936, in Zebulon to the late Bernard and Aurelia Brantley.
Rebecca graduated in 1954 from Wakelon High School where she was class valedictorian and a cheerleader. She worked for many years as a bookkeeper at Johnson & Lamb Sporting Goods Store in Raleigh and after raising her two children she worked for Hallmark for many years as a bookkeeper. Rebecca was an active member of Wake Forest United Methodist Church, where she was on the communion committee and a member of the United Methodist Women. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 1 o’clock Thursday afternoon, June 2, 2016, at Wake Forest United Methodist Church. Rev. Donald Warren will preside. Burial will be in Zebulon Cemetery.
Rebecca is survived by her husband, of 58 years, William R. “Bill” Brown of Wake Forest; a son, Richard A. “Tony” Brown of Charlotte; a daughter, Cynthia Brown Sinha of Atlanta, Georgia; a granddaughter, Kelly Nicole Brown of Lake Norman; a sister, Patsy Pott of Hendersonville and husband, Bill; and many nieces and nephews, especially Bryant Lewis and Denise Lewis of Zebulon.
Flowers are welcome or donations in Rebecca’s memory may be made to the Wake Forest United Methodist Church, 905 S. Main St., Wake Forest 27587.
Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest, NC 27587 (919-556-5811)
Marilyn Louise Hardy Scheffel
Marilyn Louise Hardy Scheffel of Chapel Hill died peacefully Sunday, May 22, 2016. She was born on February 18, 1938, at 12:01 p.m. in Elvins, Missouri, the daughter of Amos Owen and Mary Louise Meyer Hardy. Mrs. Scheffel was preceded in death by her adoring husband of 55 years, Kenneth George Scheffel, in 2013.
Funeral services were held at 4 o’clock, Sunday afternoon, May 29, 2016, at Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Warren officiating. A private burial was held at 10 o’clock Monday morning, May 30, 2016, at Wake Memorial Park in Cary.
Marilyn graduated from Elvins High School in 1956 where she was very active in the marching band playing the flute, homecoming queen and received the Home Economics Award. She then went on to college at the University of Missouri – Columbia, where she was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. This is where she fell in love with her chemistry teaching assistant, Ken. They were married on June 6, 1959, after Marilyn graduated with a bachelor of science in education degree and a lifetime teaching certificate in secondary education. Marilyn then traveled with her husband around the country with his work as a devoted wife and mother of four. She lived in nine different states and over 15 cities, finally retiring to their home at The Governor’s Club in Chapel Hill. She took pride in decorating and designing several houses herself and she devoted her life to raising her children.
Marilyn was socially active as a member of women’s clubs in all the cities she lived and enjoyed entertaining, cooking, painting, sewing, ceramics and singing. She was active in various choirs over the years. She loved to travel the world with Ken and later in life they enjoyed taking cruises. She loved to sit and watch the surf and listen to the waves in Hilton Head, South Carolina, during big family vacations, especially with her grandchildren by her side. She was an animal lover and always had a dog or cat or both in the house. She always knew how to bring her family together for big holiday meals and special occasions. Marilyn loved a house full of family and will be greatly missed.
Marilyn was greatly loved by her family and survived by her four children, Steven M. Scheffel, Lauri N Scheffel, Sherri L Dunn and husband, Jim, and Elizabeth Northup and husband, Brad. She will be dearly missed by her eleven loving grandchildren, Sarah, Amanda and Curtis Scheffel; Ryan and Allyson Huber; Jack, Haley and Megan Dunn; Reagan, Tyler and Katelyn Northup. She is also survived by her brother and sister in law, Dr. Stanton and Jean Hardy and their children and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Konrad and Karen Scheffel and their children.
Memorial contributions can be made to Alzheimer’s Association Eastern North Carolina Chapter, The Cumberland Building, 3739 National Drive, Suite 110, Raleigh, NC 27612.
Arrangements were by Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1051 Durham Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587.(919)556-7400
Robert Lee Strickland
Robert Lee Strickland, 78, of Raleigh passed away Thursday, May 26, 2016, at WakeMed. He was born in Sampson County to the late William Hughes Strickland and Lona Godwin Strickland.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, June 1, 2016, in Memorial Cemetery in Dunn.
Mr. Strickland is survived by his wife of 59 years, Shelvia Branch Strickland; son, Robbie Strickland of the home; daughter, Jean Howard and husband, Bailey, of Smithfield; sister, Opal S. Colville and husband, Larry, of Erwin; five grandchildren, Crystal Clark (Gabe), Michelle Rackley (Joey), Nicole Cooper (Josh), Chris Howard (Maria) and Britney Howard; ten great-grandchildren, Noah, Rhyan, and Holly Clark, Bayleigh and Cash Rackley, Andrew, Mackenzie and Kaitlyn Cooper and Vann and Leland Howard. He was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Russell H. Strickland, Henry L. Strickland, Wildon Strickland, Shirley S. Griffin and Sue S. Polinski.
Arrangements are by Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1051 Durham Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587.(919)556-7400