OBITUARIES 8/13/13

Aug. 13, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

DOTTIE C. KNOTT

FUQUAY-VARINA — Dottie C. Knott died Sunday (8/11/13) at her home.

She was born in Johnston County to Ruby and the late Walter Currin. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Bruce Currin.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Douglas E. Knott; two sons, Richie Knott and wife Christal of Fuquay-Varina and Chris Knott and wife Amy of Cary; three grandchildren; mother, Ruby Gibson of Fuquay-Varina; two sisters, Kay Powell and husband Jim, and Bonnie Wade and husband Dick, all of Fuquay-Varina; two brothers, Ronnie Currin and wife Gail, and Tim Currin and wife Jenny, all of Fuquay-Varina; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. today at Rawls Baptist Church with the Rev. Clarence Hardison Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7p.m. at the church prior to the service. A private burial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rawls Baptist Church, Women in Christ, 10665 U.S. 401 North, Fuquay-Varina, N.C. 27526 or Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, N.C. 27607.

Arrangements are by O’Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at www.oquinnpeebles.com.

GARY MCNEILL

LILLINGTON — Gary McNeill, 52, of 1803 Raven Rock Road, died Saturday (8/10/13) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Knotts Funeral Home.

JOHN MARVIN GILMORE JR.

SANFORD — Memorial service for John Marvin Gilmore Jr., 70, who died Thursday (8/8/13), was held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rogers Memorial Chapel with Pastor Joel Cameron officiating. Burial followed at Olivia Presbyterian Church Cemetery with the Rev. George Walton officiating.

During the service, soloist was Donna Faye Beal, the duet of guitarist David Gilmore and Donna Faye Beal sang, and recorded music was played. Organist was Tim Copas.

Online condolences may be made at www.rogerspickard.com.

Arrangements were by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home.

MELVIN AZELLE WILLIAMS

PITTSBORO — Melvin Azelle Williams, 57, of 145 Firetower Road, died Saturday (8/10/13) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Knotts Funeral Home in Pittsboro.

MARY ELIZABETH THOMPSON ELKINS

SILER CITY — Mary Elizabeth Thompson Elkins, 69, of College Street, died Monday (8/12/13) at her residence.

She was born in Chatham County on Aug. 19, 1943, the daughter of Lewis and Hattie (Lewis) Thompson. She was a graduate of Silk Hope School and Central Carolina Community College. She had worked in the accounting office at Boling Chair Inc. and later established her own company, Professional Business Solutions. She was a member of Rocky River Friends Meeting where she served as recording clerk, assistant treasurer and Sunday School teacher. She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband, William Lee Elkins; one brother, Harvey Lewis Thompson of Alabama; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home in Siler City.

Funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Rocky River Friends Meeting with David Hobson officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Rocky River Friends Meeting, 802 N. Dogwood Ave., Siler City, N.C. 27344.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Smith & Buckner Funeral Home in Siler City.

LEROY N. SHARPE

CHAPEL HILL — Leroy N. Sharpe, of 7704 Roger Road, died Saturday (8/10/13) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Knotts Funeral Home.

JAMES ROBERT LUCAS

WEST END — James Robert Lucas, 28, died Sunday (8/11/13).

Funeral service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church in Carthage with the Rev. Rick Martindale officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

A native of Moore County, he was the son of Jimmie Ray Lucas and the late Carolyn Ann Dowd Lucas. He graduated from Appalachian State and was a history and war enthusiast.

In addition to his father, he is survived by stepmother, Carol Lucas; sisters, Anne Lucas, Meredith Marshburn and husband Andy, and Sarah Fann and husband Mike, all of West End, Nancy McLendon of Apex and Caroline Lucas of Cary; three nieces and one nephew.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 397, Carthage, N.C. 28327 or the ASPCA.

Online condolences may be made at www.PinesFunerals.com.

Arrangements by Fry & Prickett Funeral Home.