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The News Observer Wednesday, January 9, 2013 7B DURHAM Edward Cecil Credle, 86, of Durham died Jan. 6 at Duke University Medical Center after a period of declining health. He left this earth to be reunited with his wife, Mary Jane Wallace Credle, who died in 2010, as well as his beloved parents, Sam and Gertrude Credle, and older brother, Sidney Credle. Born in Durham on Sept. 30, 1926, Edward graduated from Durham High School in 1943 and registered that same year as a freshman at N.C. State University. The next year he enlisted in the V12 pro- gram and was assigned to Duke University where he graduated in 1946 with a degree in civil engineering and received a commission in the Navy as an Ensign. After a 1947 discharge from the Navy, Edward put his engi- neering skills to use with the of Jackson and Moreland in Boston where he was sent to Rutland, Vermont, to work on dam restoration. While in the Boston area, he took advantage of the GI Bill for post graduate studies at Harvard University. He received A Master of Sci- ence degree in 1949 and A Master of Engineering degree in 1951. With graduate school be- hind him, Edward soon began employment with DuPont as an area engineer at the Savan- nah River Project in Barnwell, South Carolina. After a time as a structural engineer with the Union Bag and Paper Co. in Savannah, Georgia, he re- turned home to Durham in 1953 to formally launch Credle Engineering Company with his father. late brother, Sidney, also a civil engineer, joined the business a few years later. Edward married Mary Jane, also a Durham native, in 1957. He built the house where they raised their family. There he could always a household project indoors or outside-to keep him busy. Edward and Mary Jane en- joyed many years together, sustained by family, friends, and their faith. Like his mother before him, Edward embraced the Catholic faith all his life. He married in Immaculate Conception Church and was a lifelong parishioner who could always be counted on to usher at Sunday mass. Edward and Mary Jane did their share of travelling around the United States, but there was no place like home for Edward. Edward leaves to cherish his memory, daughter and son-in- law, Felicia and Conor McGa- ley of Larchmont, NY; daugh- ter and son-in-law, Claudia and Mark Brueckner of Durham; daughter, Melanie Credle of Durham; son and daughter-in- law, Eric and Jennifer Credle of Durham; grandchildren, Emma Brueckner of Auburn, Alabama, Colum and Edward McGaley of Larchmont, NY, and Olivia Brueckner, Nicholas Credle, Matthew Credle, all of Durham. A Mass of Resurrection will be held Friday, at Im- maculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Bill McIn- tyre. A graveside service will be held 11am Saturday at Ma- plewood Cemetery, Section 12. The family will receive friends Thursday from 4 to 6pm at Clements Funeral Home in Durham. The family would like to thank the staff of Seasons at Southpoint for com- passionate care during the past 2 years. In lieu of memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Protection Society of Durham, 2117 E. Club Durham, 27704 or Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Fu- neral Service, Inc. Online con- dolences. Edward Cecil Credle ZEBULON Barbara Nell Fowler Pearce, 67, died Monday. She was a na- tive of Johnston County. She graduated from Wakelon High School. She worked for 10 years with Champion and for 25 years with Mortex until her retirement. Barbara Nell was kind to everyone, even when she was going through her can- cer. She loved to go pier but her husband, children and grandchildren were her life. She was preceded in death by her father, Lester Fowler. Funeral service 3:00 pm. Thursday, Union Chapel Bap- tist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. She is survived by her hus- band of 49 years, Kenneth Newell Pearce; children, Kenn Pearce (Tina) of Wake Forest, Keith Pearce (Angie) of Mid- dlesex, Kimberly Creech (Mi- chael) of Zebulon, and Kristie Lowery of Zebulon, mother, Mamie Carlyle Fowler of Pi- lot, siblings, Charles Fowler (Ruth) of Knightdale, Kenneth Fowler (Cathy) of Bunn Lake, and Balina Baines (Bobby) of Stanhope; grandchildren, Tara Pearce, Amanda Pearce, Jake Lowery, Tiffany Pearce, Jamie Lowery, and Travis Creech. Flowers welcomed or memo- rials may be made to Susan G. Komen Foundation. Visitation, p.m., Wednesday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third Wen- dell. www.stricklandfuneral- Barbara F. Pearce JULY 16, 1944 JANUARY 7, 2013 BAILEY Dennis Randy Finch, 56, of Bailey passed away Mon- day. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Friday at Funeral Home. In- terment will follow in Bailey Town Cemetery. Pastor Mi- chael Johnson will The family will receive friends p.m. Thurs- day at Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson and other times at 12231 Finch Street, Bailey. Randy is survived by his wife, Pamela Kaufman Finch of the home; his daughter, Tracey Michelle Finch of the home; his mother, Patricia Dew Finch of Bailey; his sister, Dwan Hope Finch of Bailey; his brother, Michael Lee Finch and wife, Michelle of Bailey; his niece, Autumn Kelly Finch of Durham and his nephews, Cody Rhodes of VA and Curt Rhodes of Nash- ville. He was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Lee Finch. Flowers are welcome or me- morials may be directed to Fel- lowship Church, P.O. Box 280, Nashville, NC 27856. Condolences may be directed to Dennis Randy Finch JANUARY 28, 1956 JANUARY 7, 2013 TARBORO Mamie Lois Faucette Hussey, 88, died peacefully at her home surrounded by family on Fri- day, January 4, 2013. Mamie was born on Decem- ber 1, 1924 to Johnnie Rufus Faucette and Mamie Bone Faucette. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles E. Hussey and survived by sis- ters Francis Faucette Crofton of Williamston, NC and Nancy Faucette Harrell and husband Thomas of Colerain, NC; three children, Susan H. MacDonald and husband James (Buff) B. MacDonald III of Alexandria, VA, Charles E. Hussey Jr. and wife Dorothy B. Hussey of Salt Lake City, UT, and Nancy John Hussey of Pinehurst, NC; and two grandchildren, Charles E. Hussey III and James (Mac) B. MacDonald IV. Mamie enjoyed life to the fullest and approached her recent health conditions with strength, courage and deter- mination. She especially loved being physically active and en- joyed golf, dance and aerobics. She was also a very devoted mother and dearly loved her family. Burial will be held at 1:15 p.m., Friday, January 11th at Greenwood Cemetery followed by a memorial service at 2pm at Howard Memorial Church in Tarboro with the Reverend Mark Diehl The family wishes to thank caregivers, relatives and neighbors for their tender and loving care. In lieu of memorials may be made to Howard Memo- rial Presbyterian Church at 303 East St. James Street, Tarboro, NC 27886. Funeral arrangements are be- ing handled by Carlisle Funeral Home, Tarboro, NC. Online condolences may be directed to the family by visit- ing www.carlislefuneralhome. com Mamie Lois Faucette Hussey LAKE ROYALE Ethel Hough Faison, 93, of Lake Royale, formerly of Middlesex, passed away Tues- day. Graveside services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Friday in Hollywood Cemetery, Middle- sex. The Rev. Kevin Byers will The family will receive friends p.m. Thurs- day at Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson and other times at 939 Sagamore Drive, Lake Royale. Ethel is survived by her daughter, Janie Faison John- son and husband, Garland of Lake Royale; her son, Joe Bud Faison, Jr. and wife, Ann of Lake Royale; her granddaugh- ters, Denise Faison Wolfe and husband, Barry of Raleigh and Dana Faison Mayberry and hus- band, Brian of Lake Royale; her great-grandsons, Scott Wolfe of Raleigh, Braxton Mayberry and Tanner Mayberry both of Lake Royale. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Bud Faison, 2 sisters and 5 brothers. Condolences may be directed to Ethel Hough Faison APRIL 25, 1919 JANUARY 8, 2013 WAKE FOREST Lucille Tarantino, 93, of Wake Forest passed away Sun- day January 6, 2013 at her resi- dence. She was born in Brook- lyn, New York and raised in Huntington, New York to the late Paul Carmela Gramun- do Menzione. She was a gifted seamstress for many years. She also received and fully utilized her from Rhema Bible Institute. She will be greatly missed by her family. Funeral services will be held at 4 Friday afternoon, January 11, 2013 in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home. Burial will be held in the Wheaton Cemetery, Wheaton, Illinois at a later date. Mrs. Tarantino is survived by her children, Rose Ann Owen- DeSplinter husband Michael of Wake Forest and Anthony Tarantino wife Gayle of North Raleigh; grandchildren, Stacey Fjellman husband Pe- ter of Greensboro, Ally Taran- tino of North Raleigh, Tara Yenrick husband MAJ Jason Yenrick of Leavenworth, KS and Jennifer DeSplinter hus- band Matthew Bennett of Chi- cago, IL; great-grandchildren, Owen Gabrielle Fjellman, William Yenrick and Bennett. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Tarantino. In lieu of memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Asso- ciation, P.O. Box 11454, Alex- andria, VA 22312. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from P.M., Fri- day afternoon, January 11, 2013 at Bright Funeral Home Cremation Center, 405 S. Main Wake Forest. (919- 556-5811) Lucille Tarantino PINE LEVEL Morris Ray Dixon, age 72, of Pine Level, passed away on January 7, 2013 at the SECU Hospice House in Born in Wayne County on No- vember 28, 1940, he was the son of the late James A. and Ida Little Dixon. Morris was also preceded in death by a brother James Person Dixon. He retired from Stackhouse af- ter 25 years as a lineman and foreman and since his retire- ment enjoyed cutting grass. He was a member of Fairview Presbyterian Church. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 PM in the Price Cemetery near Pine Level with Gene Ennett, Cliff Lee and Terry Batten ing. The family will receive friends immediately following the service and at other times at the residence located at 638 Hinnant Selma, NC. Surviving are a son, William Chad Strickland and other Kelly Leigh Williford of Pine Level; daughters, Patricia Little and husband Tim of Pine Level, Tammy Dixon Ennett and husband Gene of Ferry, Tracy Dixon and sig- other Cliff Lee of Pine Level, and Crystal Lynn Dixon of Pine Level; a brother, Robert Glenn Dixon of Selma; sisters, Linda Parrish of Princeton, Hilda Futch of Pine Level, Di- ane Moody of Princeton, Kathy Wood of Pine Level and San- dra Dixon of Pine Level; and grandchildren, Carlea Rae Lit- tle, Clayton Ryan Little, Keit- land Margaret Carter, Chris- tian Sykes, Cameron Jayden Sykes and McKenzie Addison Strickland. In lieu of memori- als may be made to the SECU Hospice House, PO Box 1376, NC 27577 or the Jim Hunter ALS Foundation, PO Box 47, Hert- ford, NC 27944. Morris Ray Dixon NOVEMBER 28, 1940 JANUARY 7, 2013 WILSON CMSgt William Thomas Morris, 84, USAF, Retd, of Wilson, died Monday, Janu- ary 7, 2013. Funeral, Saturday, 2:00 p.m., Winstead United Methodist Church, followed by a time of visiting and sharing. Tom, a native of Wilson County, retired from the Air Force having served in excess of 22 years including two tours of duty in Vietnam. Later, he was a building inspector for the City and County of Wilson. He enjoyed his time with other veterans as a member of the Robert B. Anderson American Legion Post 13. Surviving is his wife, Sue Plumley Morris; daughter, Monica Calvary Davis (Mike) of Wilmington; son, Greg Mor- ris (Robin) of Raleigh; grand- children, Jamie Hill, Cassandra Morgan, Amanda Conner and Matthew Morris; three great- grandchildren; brothers, Ford Morris (Mary) of Winterville and Alfred Morris (Dorothy) of Raleigh. A heartfelt word of thanks is extended to the staff of Coun- tryside Living, Pikeville, for their untiring service. In lieu of memori- als are suggested to Winstead United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1407 Tarboro St, SW, Wilson, NC 27893, Al- zheimers Assn of NC, 1305 Na- vaho Dr, Ste 101, Raleigh, NC 27609 and Kitty Askins Hos- pice Center, 107 Hadley Park Ct, Goldsboro, NC 27534. Arrangements by Wilson Memorial Service, 2811 Field- stream Dr. Wilson, (252) 237-7171; www.wilsonmemori- Tom Morris WARRENTON Lois Allen Barham, 71, of Warrenton, died Saturday, January 5, 2013. She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late Virginia Coats Allen and Lorenzo Allen. Funeral services will be held 1 Saturday afternoon, January 12, 2013 in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Pine Forest Me- morial Gardens. She is survived by her sig- other; Jimmy King, daughters, Brenda Stroud of Arizona and Michele Morgan of Zebulon; sons, Travis West of Raleigh and Lonnie West of Garner; sisters, Alice Barham of Wake Forest and Mandy Stewart; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Ray Strickland and by a brother; Herman Arnold Stewart. Friends may visit with the family from p.m. Fri- day, January 11, 2013 at Bright Funeral Home Cremation Center 405 South Main St. Wake Forest, NC 27587. Lois Allen Barham RALEIGH Betsy Lyon Watson, 72 died January 5, 2013 at the Hos- pice Center after an extended illness. Born 2nd, 1940 in NC to Nolie Mae Hobgood and Wiley Lo- gan Lyon. Bet- sy is lovingly remembered by two children; B. Logan Watson of Raleigh and Courtney Watson Wil- son and her husband, David R. Wilson Jr. of Wilmington; one cherished grandson, Da- vid Wilson, III; and a brother, Sonny Lyon and his wife, Marian of Charlotte. A graduate of Meredith Col- lege in 1961, she worked as a teacher; with IBM in its early days as an Educational Market- ing Representative; and with US Senator Robert Raleigh 1976-1981. After a career in NC state govern- ment, she retired as a purchaser from the Division of Purchase and Contract in 2005. She was dedicated to civic involvement and a life-long volunteer; involved in Demo- cratic Women of Wake County (DWWC) where she served as president and the Club of Raleigh for more than 25 years. She was awarded the prestigious Order of the Long Leaf Pine by Governor Jim Hunt in 1980. Her most cherished award was the Ma- bel Claire Madry Award from DWWC, named after a mentor and dear friend. Betsy had a love of politics, worked tire- lessly on many campaigns over the years and advocated for women in politics. She loved beautiful things, good taste, good manners, entertaining, connecting with people, playing bridge, visiting Wrightsville Beach and family. She developed life-long friends from every place she lived and worked. will be re- membered for her deeply car- ing heart, mischievous spirit and ability to live life to the fullest. A memorial service will be held at Jones Chapel on the Meredith College campus Sat- urday, January 12 at 12 noon. Visitation with family is im- mediately following. A private family burial will be held prior to the service. Arrangements are by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home on St. Street, In lieu of memorial con- tributions may be made to Hospice of Wake County or the Club of Raleigh. Betsy Lyon Watson SEPTEMBER 2, 1940 JANUARY 5, 2013 KNIGHTDALE Mary Jones Stewart, 98, of 9000 Buffaloe Road, departed this life on Sunday, Janu- ary 6, 2013. Funeral, 12 Noon, Thurs- day, January 10, 2013, Now Faith Com- munity Baptist Church, 8933 Buffaloe Road. Interment, Church Cemetery. Survivors; husband, the Rev. Wilbert Stewart of the home; sons, Robert E. Stewart (Mary) of Raleigh, James H. Stewart (Margie), William A. Stewart and Jerome M. Stewart all of Knightdale; sister, Mrs. M. Stallings of Durham; broth- er, Alexander Jones of Knight- dale; 11 grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Visitation, Thursday, 11:30 AM 12 Noon at the Church. All other times, the family will receive friends at the home or at 3520 Allendale Raleigh. Arrangements by Steven L. Lyons Funeral Home (919)831- 2596 www.stevenlyonsfuneral- Mary Jones Stewart MANTEO Virginia Starling Overman, 89, passed away January 7, 2013. She was born July 11, 1923 in Rocky Mount, NC to Arthur L. and Elizabeth Starling. She graduated from Rocky Mount High School. She moved to Cary, NC in 2001 and joined First Baptist Church of Cary where she became very in- volved with the Happy Hearts and T.H.A.T. Sunday School Class. She played piano for Jordan Oaks Retirement Com- munity church services and worked part-time at K-Mart just to stay active. Virginia is survived by her son, Wally Overman and wife, Ruth of Manteo; granddaugh- ter, Kelly Farless and husband, Tim of Cary; grandson, Walter B. Overman of Cary; and her great grandsons, Gray- son and Parker Farless of Cary. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Jan- uary 10, 2013 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200 S.E. May- nard Road, Cary, NC 27511. A reception will follow. In lieu of please make memorial contributions in her name to Deep River Bap- tist Church, 2525 Eastchester Drive, High Point, NC 27265. Condolences may be sent through: Virginia Starling Overman Explore our expanded obituary features on Find the most up-to-date and complete obituary information in the US. Police told family about the new evi- dence Tuesday morning, before sending out a news release. The DNA evi- dence gives family hope her killer will soon be identified, said her father, Roland Hedge- peth. believe that this per- son, or persons, is going to be caught before too much he said. a while, you get to feeling that the case is go- ing co ld bu I know investigating stuff every day. And in touch with the police ev- ery week, so we get as- sured of things we just get any details or in- Police profile With the new informa- tion release, family also learned the po- lice are collaborating with state and federal agencies to process and develop ev- idence. Police released a behavior profile of the kill- er that the Behavioral Analysis Unit of the Fed- eral Bureau of Investiga- tion developed, in hopes the description would bring forward witnesses. The description said: The suspect was fa- miliar with Hedgepeth and may have lived near her in the past. The suspect was un- accounted for during the early morning hours of Sept. 7, 2012. The suspect may have made comments re- garding Hedgepeth to close associates in the past. There may have been some change in the sus- behavior after the slaying (including un- usua in teres in the or a change in his performance at work or school. may seem like a gen- eral Roland Hed- gepeth said. maybe just by putting it out there, it will jar memory or someone will i around someone really changed their be- havior Mecimore said most homicides in Chapel Hill in recent years have been solved quickly, which may make it appear that the Hedgepeth case is moving slowly. cases simply take longer than other Mecimore said. are still following up on movements In the release, police said Hedgepeth and her ro at we a nightclub in Chapel Hill, The Thrill, early on the morning of her death. She was last known to be alive around 3 a.m. at her apart- ment, which her family has said showed no signs of forced entry. Anyone with informa- tion is asked to call the Cha- pel Hill Police Department tip line at 919-614-6363 or i a 919-942-7515. Calls to Crime Stoppers are confi- dential, and callers may be eligible for a reward of up to $39,000, without further involvement in this case. The Police Department also set up a new email ac- count for information: i i Lloyd: 919-932-2008 STUDENT CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1B Online Stay informed: See the latest felony arrests at I I I A L. You have a choice. 2205 East Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC 27604 (919) 863-1001 CAPITAL FUNERAL HOME Providing Traditional Service at an Affordable Low Cost Call Us Today and Compare

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