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Allen, Mr. George Junior*  
BURLINGTON - Mr. George Junior Allen of 137 N. Ireland St., Apt. D, died Jan. 16, 2015. He was the husband of Mrs. Julia Ann Allen of the home, and son of John and Myrtle Allen, both deceased. His occupation was in farming and textiles. He also enjoyed fishing, gardening and cooking. Survivors include two daughters, Bonita Haith (Bobby Richmond) of Greensboro and Sandra Jeffries (Bradley) of Burlington; five sons, George Lee Allen (Tonia Pennington), Terry Allen (Angela), Charles Allen, Timothy Allen (Jomeka Rogers), Thomas Allen (Konnesha Hatfield), all of Burlington; a sister, Beatrice Enoch of Burlington; a sister-in-law, Virginia Allen of Burlington; 25 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Annie Mae Harvey and Kitty Paul; five brothers, John Henry Allen, Grover Allen, L.J. Allen, Frank Allen and Rudy Allen. Public viewing will be Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, from 1 to 8 p.m. in the Roy Blackwell Chapel of Blackwell Funeral Home. The wake will be Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Roy Blackwell Chapel. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday with the family arriving at 12:30 p.m. The funeral will be Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at 1 p.m. at Gospel Tabernacle United Holiness Church, 421 Fulton St., Burlington, with Bishop Greg Hargrave providing the eulogy. Burial will be in Alamance Memorial Park. Condolences may be posted at www.blackwellfuneral.com Services entrusted to Blackwell Funeral Home, Burlington.
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Published in TheTimesNews.com from Jan. 20 to Jan. 21, 2015
Alston, William*  
BURLINGTON - Mr. William Alston, 75, of 733 Chandler Ave., died Jan. 16, 2015, at Alamance Regional Medical Center. The son of the Rev. Albert Thomas Alston Sr. and Mrs. Flora Bell Stokes Alston, both deceased, he was a member of the Jordan-Sellars High School class of 1958 and a member of Temple of Prayer Church. Survivors include three sons, William Courtney Alston, Maurice Todd Alston and Kareem Lamar Alston; daughter, Danea Destiny Smith-Alston; two brothers, Thelvis Alston Sr. (Alma) and the Rev. Alvis A. Alston (Tracey); three sisters, Mildred A. Forster, Piccola A. Patterson and Flora A. Brown; and sister-in-law, Marie C. Alston. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lottie Sylvia Alston; and brothers, Albert T. Alston Jr., Leon Alston and the Rev. Charles E. Alston. Public viewing will be from 1 until 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at Sharpe Funeral Home Inc. with the family receiving friends from 7 until 8 p.m. and at other times at the residence. The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at First Baptist Church. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery. Email condolences may be sent to sharpefuneralhome.com Sharpe Funeral Home Inc. is serving the Alston family.
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Published in TheTimesNews.com from Jan. 21 to Jan. 22, 2015
Ballard, Bernice Warren*  
ELON - Mrs. Bernice Warren Ballard, 86, of Elon passed away peacefully at White Oak Manor, surrounded by her family on Sunday, January 25, 2015 after a brief illness. Bernice was the wife of the late Earl Thomas Ballard and the daughter of the late Lena Chatham Warren and Boyd W. Warren. She retired from Copland Fabrics and was a member of Altamahaw Baptist Church. She will be remembered for her love of family, gardening and for her love of her pets. Survivors include one son, David "Pete" Ballard and wife, Ann; one granddaughter, Hope Ballard Tolley and husband, Jay; two great-grandchildren, Julian and Carson Tolley as well as beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one grandson, Thomas Shane Ballard and eleven siblings. The funeral service will be conducted at the Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm by Dr. Steve Tucker with family receiving friends immediately following the service. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery. All other times, the family will be at the residence of the granddaughter, Hope Tolley, 1708 Cappoquin Way, Burlington, NC 27215. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 ( www.diabetes.org ) or to the Altamahaw Baptist Church Building Fund, 3445 Altamahaw Church Street, Elon, NC 27244. Condolences may be offered at www.richandthompson.com.
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Published in TheTimesNews.com from Jan. 25 to Jan. 26, 2015
Bass Jr., Joseph Baird "Barry"  
GRAHAM - Mr. Joseph Baird "Barry" Bass Jr. died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Sylva, N.C. Arrangements are incomplete with Rich & Thompson Funeral Home and Crematory in Graham.
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Published in TheTimesNews.com from Jan. 23 to Jan. 24, 2015
Batton, Patricia Ann Watson*  
GRAHAM - Patricia Batton, 81, passed away on January 24, 2015 at ARMC. She was a fantastic mother, a devoted wife, and grandmother who loved spending time at the beach. She also found joy in cross stitching and cooking. Patricia loved her family dearly and is now in Heaven rejoicing with her mother and sister. She is survived by her husband of 50 years Horace Batton, sons; Gene Thompson (Merle) of Kilmarnock Va., Mike Thompson (Sandi) of Murphy, NC. and Jon Thompson of Petersburg Va., daughter, Candie Batton of Graham, brother, Jim Watson (Linda) of Stone Mountain Ga., a special nephew Steve Marley, 8 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and other extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents James and Kate Reed Watson, her first husband Don Thompson and a sister Betty Watson Miller. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday January 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm in the McClure Funeral Chapel in Graham. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1-2 on Tuesday. Online condolences may be sent at www.mcclurefuneralservice.net
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Published in TheTimesNews.com from Jan. 25 to Jan. 26, 2015
Billings, Mrs. Dorothy "Dottie"  
GIBSONVILLE - Mrs. Dorothy "Dottie" Billings, 73, died at Alamance Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at 4:09 p.m. A graveside service will be conducted in the Gibsonville City Cemetery on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at 2 p.m. Rich & Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service in Burlington is assisting the family.
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Published in TheTimesNews.com from Jan. 21 to Jan. 22, 2015
Bodenheimer, Peggy Euliss*  
BURLINGTON - Mrs. Peggy Euliss Bodenheimer, 83, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, after a brief illness. Peggy loved people and had the gift of touching the lives of everyone she met. To know Peggy was to love her. Always close to Graham and Burlington, she spent lengthy careers at Dan River and Glen Raven in customer service. Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, George and Bessie Smith of Swepsonville and her husband of 50 years, Eugene G. Euliss. She was also blessed with a late-in-life romance and marriage to the second love of her life, Robert Wayne Bodenheimer. She is survived by daughters, Bonae Scholl (Rich) and Jeanne Martin (Harold); three grandchildren, Kristin Kerin (Josh), Brandon Johnson (Kelle) and Trey Martin; one great-grandson, Quinn Alan Kerin. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Graham. Officiating will be Dr. Dale Steele and Dr. Terry Peele. Immediately following the service, the family will receive guests to celebrate Peggy's life in the Gathering Room of the First Baptist Church in Burlington. A private burial will follow with the family only. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be made in Peggy's name to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215. Condolences may be offered at www.richandthompson.com.
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Published in TheTimesNews.com from Jan. 23 to Jan. 24, 2015
Bodenheimer, Mrs. Peggy Euliss  
BURLINGTON - Mrs. Peggy Euliss Bodenheimer, 83, died at ARMC on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. Arrangements are incomplete at Rich & Thompson Funeral Home and Crematory in Graham.
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Published in TheTimesNews.com from Jan. 21 to Jan. 22, 2015
Bowman Jr. , James Scarboro "Jim"* - Newport News, Va.  
James Scarboro "Jim" Bowman Jr., a World War II veteran and founding member of Seaford Baptist Church, passed away at the age of 90 on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Jim was a native and former resident of Graham, N.C. and a Peninsula resident since 1951. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and graduated from North Carolina State University in 1951. He worked for NASA at Langley Research Center as an aeronautical engineer for 38 years and retired in 1989. In 1962 Jim helped establish Seaford Baptist Church. He was an ordained Deacon, Sunday school superintendent and served on many church committees. After retiring from NASA, Jim volunteered as a docent for the Virginia Air and Space Center conducting tours at the museum and serving in the Education Resources Center. He was preceded in death by his first wife Rachel Coble Bowman and is survived by his second wife Marcia Bowman; a daughter, Beth Bowman Anderson and her husband Jonathan of Richmond, Va.; two sons, Jim Bowman III and his wife Samantha of Rockville, Md. and David Bowman and his wife Ellen of Cincinnati, Ohio; a sister, Julia Reaves of Southern Pines, N.C.; three brothers, Jack Bowman and his wife Doris of Southern Pines, J.A. Bowman and his wife Delores of Burlington and Bill Bowman and his wife Joyce of China Grove, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Jim Bowman IV and his wife Joann, Chris Bowman and his wife Amanda, Charles Bowman, Josh Bowman and his wife Rachael, Matt Bowman, Katie Bowman and Sarah Anderson; and four great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at Seaford Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Howard officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at Alamance Memorial Park, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Seaford Baptist Church, 1311 Seaford Road, Seaford, VA. 23696. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.
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Published in TheTimesNews.com from Jan. 26 to Jan. 27, 2015
Bradshaw, Wade Vernon* - Mebane  
MEBANE, N.C. - Wade Vernon Bradshaw, 88, of 6915 Bradshaw Quarry Road, died Jan. 22, 2015, at his residence. A native of Orange County, N.C., he served in the U.S. Army 175th Military Police Battalion, Company A, from 1950 to 1952. He retired from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Orange County Maintenance Department after more than 60 years of service. Survivors include children, Sheree Bradshaw Raschid and husband Heidar of White Hall, Md., Michael Bradshaw and wife Wendy of Oak Ridge, N.C. and Laurie Bradshaw LoCicero and husband Michael of Hickory, N.C.; grandchildren, Erich Raschid, Alia Raschid, Bethany Bradshaw, Devin Bradshaw and Joseph LoCicero; sister-in-law, Frances Bradshaw; and niece, Joan Bradshaw Berry and husband Ronnie. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Vance Bradshaw and Effie Walker Bradshaw; wife, Joanna McKinney Bradshaw; sister, Ruth Bradshaw Byrd; and brother, Edward Paul Bradshaw. The family will receive friends at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Mebane, N.C. with Pastor Dale Matthews and Pastor David Crow officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Freedom Fellowship Church, 522 Trollinger Street, Burlington, NC 27215, Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601, Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, 3624 Saxapahaw Road, Mebane, NC 27302 or UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, 101 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Condolences may be sent to www.mcclurefuneralservice.net
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Published in TheTimesNews.com from Jan. 23 to Jan. 24, 2015
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