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Major Donald L. Tweed (Retired U.S. Army) April 16, 1939 - April 18, 2014 Morrisville Donald L Tweed, 75, died at home with his family present Friday, April 18, 2014. A native of Rockwell, N C., he was the son of the late Daniel Boyd Tweed and Virginia Ridenhour Tweed. Donald served in the U S Army Medical Corps on active and reserved status . He was attached to the 312th Med Evac Hospital. Unit in Winston Salem, NC. The unit was activated during the Vietnam War. He served as the Unit Commander headquartered in Saigon. He retired with honors after 26 years. Donald graduated from Pembroke State University with a BS in Science majoring in Chemistry. Donald attended college on a full athletic scholarship playing basketball and football for 4 years. Donald was employed by Akzo Nobel for 39 years. He was a well known fixture at the National Furniture Market in High Point, NC. For the last ten years of his association with Akzo Nobel he was Director of Business Development for North China living in Beijing while commuting to the US. Donald is survived by his wife and partner Kay, son Zayne and wife Erin, daughter Heather Plotts and husband Mark. Grandchildren Peyton Meador, Alexandra Plotts, Archer and Eamon Tweed. In retirement Donald focused on a lifelong love of Blue Water fishing winning awards from the Governor for catching the largest fish of the year twice. He was an avid gardener sharing the fruits of his labor with family, friends and neighbors. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Saint Judes Children's Research Hospital. Arrangements by National Creamation Society. Donald's cremanes will be placed in the National Military Cemetery Columbarium at a later date. Special thanks to Dr. PM Shah and staff, Dr Soreh Tavonni, Drs Making Housecalls and staff Theo Dean RN, Kelan, CNA and Anthony Brown for the care and support provided to Donald and the family. Read Obituary
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Polly Oglesby Williams Raleigh Polly Anna Oglesby was born on August 22, 1921 and lived in a small community, Crab Point near Morehead City NC. She was the only daughter of Thomas Clingman (Clem) Oglesby and Marjorie Wade, and had two older brothers, Thomas and John Daniel (JD). Polly completed her training as a registered nurse at Watts Hospital School of Nursing in Durham NC. She worked as a nurse for several years in Dallas TX, Gainesville FL and Morehead City NC before joining the Navy during World War II. She met her husband George Wesley Williams while traveling to Dallas TX on a train during the war. Polly volunteered to serve in the war as a nurse and was a Navy Ensign, and Wesley an Army First Sergeant. They were married August 9, 1947 in Morehead City NC and lived all their married life in Raleigh NC. Polly is survived by her husband G. Wesley and their three children; Marjorie Williams Phillips and her husband Bob of Charlotte NC, George Wesley Williams Jr. of Raleigh NC, and John Thomas Williams and his wife Allison of Raleigh NC. Polly had one granddaughter, Michael Anna de Armas and her husband Fabian of Miami FL, and great-granddaughters Michael Allegra de Armas and Marion Amelie de Armas also of Miami FL. Devoted wife and mother, Polly was also an active member of Hayes Barton Baptist Church since April 1950, and was Superintendent of the nursery for 10 years. She felt that she was closest to God when working in her garden, planting and caring for her flowers and plants. Polly truly had a green thumb and had a story behind every planting in her yard, where it came from and who gave it to her. She also was a bird enthusiast and a member of the Audubon Society for many years. A memorial service to celebrate Polly's life will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 26th at Hayes Barton Baptist Church, 1800 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. The family will receive friends following the service in the church parlor. Interment will be private. Memorials may be sent to the TV Ministry of Hayes Barton Baptist Church, 1800 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh North Carolina 27608. Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Saint Mary's St. Raleigh. Condolences may be made through brownwynne.com . Read Obituary
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