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Walker's Funeral Home: A Legacy of Compassionate Care in Chapel Hill

Located in the heart of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Walker's Funeral Home has been a pillar of the community for generations, providing compassionate and professional funeral services to families in their time of need. With a rich history and a commitment to excellence, Walker's Funeral Home has earned a reputation as one of the most trusted and respected funeral homes in the area.

A History of Service and Dedication

Walker's Funeral Home was founded on the principles of dignity, respect, and compassion. For over [number] years, the funeral home has been dedicated to serving the families of Chapel Hill and surrounding communities with the highest level of care and professionalism. From traditional funeral services to cremations and memorial gatherings, Walker's Funeral Home has adapted to the changing needs of the community while remaining true to its core values.

Walker's Funeral Home

Address: 120 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC, 27516
Phone Number: (919) 942-3861
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Melissa Staley - Unknown - April 29, 2019

Departed: 04/29/2019 (Chapel Hill)
Obituary Preview: Melissa Ann Staley, 48 went home to our heavenly Father on Sunday, April 29th, 2019. She reunites with her mother, Linda Laws Parker and Brother Darrell Wayne Staley as well as the love of her life Terry William Jordan. She is greatly missed but not forgotten.
She is survived by her oldest son Terry W. Jordan, II and Joshua Lane Barbour, granddaughter Alyssa Ann Grant and boyfriend Kevin Moorefield, 4 sisters, her father, step father and many other aunts, uncles, step siblings, relatives and friends that loved her. She also leaves behind her 4 dogs which she loved as a 2nd set of children.
A funeral Service will be held Saturday, May 11, at 11:00am, in Walker’s Funeral Home Chapel. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 9:30am to 10:50am. Burial will follow at Bethel UMC Cemetery, Rougemont.
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Michael Fabrique Christman - May 24, 1959 - December 25, 2017

Departed: 12/25/2017 (Chapel Hill)
Obituary Preview: Mr. Michael Fabrique Christman, age 58, passed away on December 25, 2017.
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Coleen Barbour - February 23, 1937 - November 19, 2017

Departed: 11/19/2017 (Chapel Hill)
Obituary Preview: Humble, generous, and one of God's most devoted and faithful servants, Coleen Parker Barbour, age 80, went to be with the Lord on November 19, 2017 after a courageous journey with cancer. She was born on February 2, 1937 in Orange County and was the daughter of the late Ira Lee Parker, Sr. and Ruby Combs Parker. Mrs. Barbour was educated in Orange County schools and was retired from Sears. She will be remembered with love and admiration by her family, many friends, and colleagues.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Barbour was preceded in death by her husband of over fifty years, Harvey Barbour, a beloved son, Johnny Dean Wall, grandson Wayne Stephenson, sisters, Lola Parker and Doris Walker.
Mrs. Barbour is survived by sons, Ronnie Stephen Wall and wife Sherry of Cedar Grove; Robert Larry Barbour of Greenville; Richard Barry Barbour and wife Kathy of Efland; Howard Milton Barbour and wife Brenda of Durham; daughter, June Barbour Johnson and husband Rev. Jerry Johnson of Burllington; her grandchildren, Tiffany Bodenheimer and husband Joe; Erin Wall; Richie Barbour and wife Carrie; Brad Barbour, Paul Stephenson; her great grandchildren, Maddox Bodenheimer, Lawson Barbour, Dane Barbour, Blake Barbour, Lily Barbour, Hudson Barbour; sisters, Mary Dean, Linda Taylor and husband Bob, brother, Lee Parker and wife Kay, brother-in-law, Winfred Walker, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.
The family will receive friends from 11:30 A.M.-1 P.M. on Wednesday in First Pentecostal Church. At other times, the family will receive friends at the home. Funeral services will be held 1 P.M. at the church, 2008 Carver Street, Durham, with the Rev. Johnny Godair officiating. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery, Durham.
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Vernon Hill - March 05, 1931 - November 17, 2017

Departed: 11/17/2017 (Chapel Hill)
Obituary Preview: Vernon Ivalee Hill, 86, of Raleigh passed away Friday, Nov 17, 2017 and has been taken home by his precious Lord and Savior. Born in Carrboro, NC on March 5, 1931 and the youngest of six brothers and sisters, he was the son of the late Herbert and Velna Hill of Carrboro. He is survived by a brother, William Collier Hill of Waxahachie, Texas and several nieces and nephews.
Lee graduated from Chapel Hill High School in 1949 where he lettered in basketball, baseball, and football. As a Senior, he participated in the first NC East-West All Star Basketball game held in Greensboro, was All-State in baseball and was awarded the first E. Carrington Smith “Outstanding Athlete” Award, Class of 1949. During the summer months while he was in Chapel Hill, he played on the Carrboro Cubs Semi-Pro baseball team.
Lee attended UNC Chapel Hill on an athletic scholarship, playing freshman basketball and baseball before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force in 1951 during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sargent in 1954.
Lee returned to UNC after being discharged from the Air Force, playing three more years (1955-57) for the Tarheel baseball team. He led the team in batting average (.358), home runs (4), and RBIs (24) as a junior third baseman. He again led the team, as a senior first baseman in home runs (2). He graduated from UNC in 1958 with a BS in Industrial Relations.
Lee worked in the financial services industry his entire business career before retiring from Merrill Lynch. He traveled extensively throughout the US and around the world acquiring a diverse collection of art. He was well read with a broad range of interests and had a lifelong desire for learning – especially history, religion, archaeology, travel, sports, and current events. He was a past member of the Elks Club, American Legion, and charter member of North Ridge Country Club. He remained a devoted UNC Tarheel athletic booster throughout his life.
Lee will be remembered by those who loved him for many things, especially his quick wit and the grace and calm with which he faced the final chapter of his life. A graveside memorial service at Westwood Cemetery in Carrboro will be held on Tuesday, November 28, at 1:00 pm with Walker Funeral Home of Chapel Hill handling arrangements. The family has requested that donations, in lieu of flowers be made in Lee's name to the Leukemia Research Foundation,191 Waukegan Road, Ste 105
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Shirley Clark - September 13, 1927 - November 12, 2017

Departed: 11/12/2017 (Chapel Hill)
Obituary Preview: Shirley Tillman Clark was a native of Durham. She was born on September 13, 1927 and was the daughter of late Cleveland Wilson Tillman and Lillie Horner Tillman. She passed away November 12, 2017 at the Presbyterian Home of Hawfields after several months of declining health. As well as being a mother, she worked for many years in retail at Ellis Stone, Forecast, and Thalhimers.
She is predeceased by her loving husband of 68 years Wiley Poole Clark and by her sister Joyce Craig and brother Donald Tillman. She is survived by her daughters Joyce Clark Breeze (Ricky) and Robin Clark Robertson (Jim). She is also survived by her beloved grandson Jeffrey Breeze (Sarah) and two great-grandchildren Caroline Breeze and Joseph Breeze.
Graveside services will be at 2:00PM on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Maplewood Cemetery and will be officiated by Rev. Al Horne.
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Beverly Rodgers - June 22, 1937 - November 10, 2017

Departed: 11/10/2017 (Chapel Hill)
Obituary Preview: Beverly Rodgers, 80, passed away November 10, 2017, after bravely enduring the slow march of dementia.
She is survived by her son, Jeff Bray (Claudia), daughter, Marsha Bray Krzyzewski (Ken), grandson, Jake Krzyzewski, sister, Irma Gesche (LeRoy) and nieces Donna Marzolf and Jenny Gesche.
She was predeceased by her parents Claudius Bernard Scott and Reba Lea Mitchell Scott, husband Alan Watterson Rodgers and her sister, Arybell Jones Hatley.
Born in Asheville and raised in Hickory, NC, she went on to attend Meredith College and graduate UNC Chapel Hill. She taught elementary school and later worked in Graduate Admissions at Duke University.
In 1989, she married her beloved, Alan, and they were adventurers and world travelers. They were avid members of the Eno River Shag Club and loved to dance. Both she and Grandpa Al adored their grandson, Jake, and delighted in being grandparents.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Croasdaile Village for all their loving, compassionate care.
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Bradford Jensen - November 25, 1950 - November 07, 2017

Departed: 11/07/2017 (Chapel Hill)
Obituary Preview: Bradford Lee Jensen, 66, of Chapel Hill died Tuesday November 07, 2017.
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Ruth Gray - July 01, 1923 - November 04, 2017

Departed: 11/04/2017 (Chapel Hill)
Obituary Preview: Ruth Jane Gray, 94, died at home on Saturday evening November 04, 2017.
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Leita Crabtree - March 16, 1918 - November 04, 2017

Departed: 11/04/2017 (Chapel Hill)
Obituary Preview: Leita Crabtree passed away peacefully at home with family on November 4, 2017 just shy of her 100th birthday. She lived the last 9 years with son Barry Crabtree, wife Laurie, grand-twins Wyatt and Kit along with Herbie and Mochi. Leita was born in Atlanta GA in 1918, raised in Norlina and her adult life in Carroboro. Before retirement she worked at NC Memorial Hospital and every restaurant or coffee shop on Franklin Street. During her 99+ years she saw every state in the union gaining numerous pen-pals and friends along the way and outliving them all.
She was preceded in death in 2008 by her husband of 55 years Hubert Crabtree, parents John and Munus Currie, sister Edna, brothers John, Tom, and Bobby, and many relatives and friends. She is also survived by sisters Mae Gums and Ethel Robinson, sister-in-law Bobbie Currie as well as her loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Thanks to Visiting Angels for their care over the past nine years and UNC Hospice for giving her end of life care with dignity.
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James Dostert - February 14, 1942 - November 04, 2017

Departed: 11/04/2017 (Chapel Hill)
Obituary Preview: James Howard Dostert, age 75, died of heart failure on November 4, 2017 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Jim was born on February 14, 1942 in Spokane, Washington to the late John and Ruth Dostert. Jim graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane in 1960 and attended Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington, earning a Bachelor's Degree in 1965 and completing the Army ROTC program as a commissioned officer.
After college, Jim went on active military duty and was stationed at Fort Bragg with the 82nd Airborne Division. While in Fayetteville, he met his future wife, Mary John Davis. They were married on December 23, 1966. Jim served in the Army for five years, reaching the rank of Captain. He also earned his Pilot Wings and proudly flew the O-1 Bird Dog reconnaissance aircraft during a tour in Vietnam.
In 1971, Jim began his career at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where he worked as an accounting manager. He retired in 2014 after 43 years of loyal service.
Jim was an avid investor, jokester, do-it-yourselfer and traveler. Jim was also a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and brother-in-law. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary; his son John (Jennifer); his daughter Jennifer; his grandchildren John Jr. and Will; his brother Ed; and his twin sister Janet (Earl).
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Thomas Kale - March 22, 1926 - November 04, 2017

Departed: 11/04/2017 (Chapel Hill)
Obituary Preview: Thomas "Tom" Lawson Kale died peacefully at The Foley Center on November 4, 2017 in Blowing Rock, NC at the age of 91.
Tom is survived by his wife of 35 years Judy May Kale, his 5 daughters and their spouses: Trudy Kale Compton and husband Tommy Compton of Mebane, NC, Theresa Lynn Kale and husband Steve McDow of Hillsborough, NC, Tina Kale Cates of Efland, NC, Tracey Kale Harrill of Durham, NC, Taren Kale Basnight of Durham, NC; 3 stepchildren and their spouses: Michael Wayne Allen and his wife Debbie Allen of Hope Mills, NC, James Timothy Allen and his wife Kay Allen of Lumberton, NC, and Donna Allen Hunsinger and her husband Scott Hunsinger of Boone, NC; 8 grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents Russell and Emma Kale, his brothers Russell and Richard Kale, and his sisters, Frances Turner and Marjorie Kale.
Thomas Lawson Kale was born on March 22, 1926 in Troutman, NC. He graduated from Staunton Military Academy in Staunton, VA. Tom served in the United States Navy on the U.S.S. Hornet during WWII. He was the Owner and President of Lawson Development Company of Harrisburg, NC.
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Victoria Green - July 27, 1919 - November 04, 2017

Departed: 11/04/2017 (Chapel Hill)
Obituary Preview: Victoria Green, 98, died Saturday November 4, 2017 at home.
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Lawrence Gilbert - January 24, 1929 - October 31, 2017

Departed: 10/31/2017 (Chapel Hill)
Obituary Preview: Lawrence Irwin Gilbert, 88, died Tuesday October 31, 2017 in Chapel Hill. OBITUARY
Lawrence was born January 24, 1929 in New York City. He graduated cum laude from Long Island University in 1950, with a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry, received his M.S. in 1955 from New York University, and his Ph.D. in Zoology in 1958 from Cornell University. From 1952 to 1955, he proudly served as Communications Officer aboard the USS Wasp in the Pacific theater during the Korean War. From 1958 to 1980, he was a member of the Biology Department faculty at Northwestern University, advancing to the rank of Professor in just seven years. In 1980, he became a Tarheel, taking a position as Chair of Biology, a department created under his auspices. He became a Kenan professor in 1982. He held a variety of administrative positions including Chair of the Division of Natural and Applied Sciences, Associate Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Associate Provost, and even Acting Chair of the Department of Radio, Television, and Motion Pictures.
During an illustrious academic career that spanned more than five decades, Larry distinguished himself as an internationally renowned insect endocrinologist whose groundbreaking work on isolating the juvenile hormone in the manduca sexta hornworm is still widely cited. Among his numerous honors was his election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), his receipt of the Gregor Mendel Gold Medal awarded by the Czech government, and the Thomas Jefferson Award, UNC's highest honor.
But the recognition that meant the most to Larry was the Lifetime Achievement Mentor Award given to him by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Indeed, mentoring was Larry's passion. His commitment to guiding his undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as his younger colleagues was legendary. With insight and acumen, he deftly assisted them not only in navigating their careers, but also in developing personal relationships. Of course, his unrivaled ability to advise others extended to his family and his vast network of friends, many of whom sought his good counsel.
As a devoted father and cherished father-in-law, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Larry taught by example the importance of family. After losing Doris, his beloved wife of forty-four years in 1996, Larry remained a pillar of his family, sharing numerous holidays and other occasions with his children, grand-children, and ultimately, great-grandchildren. A world traveler, he also enjoyed trips to Europe, Asia, and other destinations with his longtime partner, Susan Fellner.
Larry was pre-deceased by his parents, Matilda and Charles Goldberg, sister Janet Goldberg, brother Michael Gilbert, and wife Doris Gilbert. He is survived by his son Scott Gilbert (Lauren Gilbert), his son Daniel Gilbert (Marilynn Oliphant), his daughter Joanne Gilbert (Mike Bishop), his grandchildren Arlo Gilbert, Amanda Gilbert (Mohamed Sow), Zachary Gilbert (Sarah Gilbert), and Wren Gilbert, his step-grandchildren Sarah Bishop, Hannah Lutz, Hank Lutz, and his great-grandchildren, Daylyn Gilbert, Sari Gilbert, Noah Sow, Dalia Sow, Daphne Gilbert, and Matilda Gilbert.
Larry's rich legacy of love and deep commitment to education and family continue to enrich and enliven the many he touched. His light was so bright -- it continues to shine. Memorial services were held at 10:00 AM on 11/3/17 at Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 West Cornwallis Road, Durham, NCMap:
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Dorothy Thurman Seago - February 24, 1925 - October 28, 2017

Departed: 10/28/2017 (Chapel Hill)
Obituary Preview: Mrs. Dorothy May Thurman Seago, 92, wife of the late Lester L. Seago, died October 28, 2017.
Mrs. Seago is survived by her sons, Jerry Seago, and his wife, Barbara, of Hillsborough, Joe Seago, and his wife, Linda, of Georgia; brothers, Ezell Thurman and Lloyd Thurman, both of Tennessee; three grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; as well as nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 3:00 pm in the Hillsborough Town Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 1:00 - 2:00 pm prior to the service at Walker's Funeral Home, 204 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough.
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Virginia Thompson - May 10, 1957 - October 28, 2017

Departed: 10/28/2017 (Chapel Hill)
Obituary Preview: Chapel Hill - Mrs. Virginia Lyon McCraw Thompson passed away at her home after extensive complications with the flu and pneumonia on October 28, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.
Ginny was born in Durham, NC to the late Burley and Berkeley McCraw in 1957. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Psychology from Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College). She then received her Master's degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1981. Ginny practiced as an SLP for over 30 years in Guilford, Rockingham, and Chatham County schools, with her last position at Willow Oak Montessori School in Chapel Hill.
Ginny had a deep, devoted relationship with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, living each day for Him, according to His word. Ginny spent her life spreading kindness and acceptance working tirelessly to serve the families and children in her community. Each and every one of them touched her life and her heart. We ask that all who loved her, knew her, or whose life was influenced by her continue this legacy.
Ginny is survived by her husband of 28 years, Richard A. Thompson, Jr. (Rick); son, Matthew Porter Thompson; daughter, Sarah Houston Thompson; brother, Burley H. McCraw "Butch", and his wife, Barbara; niece and nephew, Jennifer N. McCraw and Michael J. McCraw, and their children; also survived by her brother and sister in law, Laura T. Mullinax, Joseph F. Mullinax, III, and nephews Joseph Travis Mullinax and Richard Blake Mullinax.
In addition to her parents, Ginny was preceded in death by her sister, Beverly Louise McCraw.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 2:00pm in the Chapel of Walker's Funeral Home, 120 W. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill. Officiating will be Rev. Robert Voorhees. The family will receive visitors in the funeral home immediately following the service.
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Paul Elliott - November 05, 1941 - October 27, 2017

Departed: 10/27/2017 (Chapel Hill)
Obituary Preview: Paul David Elliott, 75, died October 27, 2017 at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, CA. Graveside service will be held Friday, November 3, 2017 at 1:30 PM at Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery on Legion Road.
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Helen Chaney - August 01, 1927 - October 25, 2017

Departed: 10/25/2017 (Chapel Hill)
Obituary Preview: Helen Elizabeth Chaney of Pittsboro, NC died on October 25, 2017. Born on August 1, 1927 in Cranford NJ, the daughter of John Francis and Nancy Moose Chaney. In all respects, she embodied the timeless values of compassion and kindness and led her life by this example. She was well loved and known by her warmth, sparkling blue eyes and lively interest in the lives of family and friends.
After graduating from Union County College with an Associate Degree she then completed her BA in English at IU in Bloomington, Indiana. While attending IU, Helen dated and fell in love with a returning veteran Lieutenant Richard Jacobs, a business major from Akron Ohio. Upon marrying after graduation, Helen and Richard resided in Rocky River Ohio, a western suburb of Cleveland Ohio. Initially she worked in administration for an architectural firm before turning her joy and talents to raising her family. HEJ, as her family fondly called her, became a mother extraordinaire to her 3 children and partner to her husband, an accomplished shopping center developer.
Helen's natural grace and elegance were ever present in her interactions with others as well as in her many pursuits. The Golden Rule- a bedrock belief from her Methodist upbringing- was paramount to her character and she led by her gentle and steadfast example. Her love of beauty and creativity were seen in her passion for art and culture, independent films, broad world travels with her beloved late husband Joe Winpinsinger, smart fashion and tasteful style in the decorative arts and lively current events discourses with family over savory meals prepared with a flair. Helen loved a celebration and could turn April Fools Day into a national holiday. She was a bridge and scrabble player, jigsaw and crossword puzzle whiz and a bibliophile of many genres, often whiling away hours reading on the deck of her beloved family beach home at Bald Head Island, NC. In the last decade of her life, Helen was enthralled by a love for gritty detective stories, inspiring family members to become engrossed with gumshoe novels as well, most especially with Norwegian detective author Joe Nesbo. Helen adored her golden retrievers Bjorn, Zeus, Lily and Annie; enjoyed all shades of her signature color blue- matching her sincere and warm blue eyes.
Helen leaves behind a rich legacy in philanthropy having established a student aid fund at Union County College, a research endowment at Johns Hopkins Medical Center and an endowment in her late husband's name for pancreatic research at the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center.
Helen adored spending time with her family and is survived by her sister-in-law Iris Chaney; three children and their spouses, Jeffrey P Jacobs and Lynda Dudley Jacobs of Florida, Nancy L Jacobs and Mark Sandercott of Minnesota, and Marilyn E Jacobs and Richardson Preyer of NC; 12 grandchildren: Claire, Hanna, Renee, Caroline, Richard and J Paul Jacobs; Taffy Leinonen, Layne Stowell and Evan Sandercott; and Rich, Parker and Elizabeth Preyer.
A Celebration of Life services will be held at 4:30 on Tuesday October 31st in the Chapin Auditorium at Galloway Ridge 3000 Galloway Ridge Road, Pittsboro NC.
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Frank Kielar - July 31, 1922 - October 22, 2017

Departed: 10/22/2017 (Chapel Hill)
Obituary Preview: Frank Edward Kielar Jr. passed away 22 October 2017 at Brookdale Meadowmont, Chapel Hill, NC. He was born in 1922 in Wanamie PA, son of Rose Wilkes Kielar and Frank Edward Kielar Sr., and grew up in Nanticoke, PA. He graduated from Nanticoke High School in 1940. His father was Mayor of Nanticoke from 1954 until his death in office in 1959. Before moving to NC, he lived most of his years in Brookhaven and Glen Mills, PA.
Frank Jr., often referred to as "Fraun," enlisted in the Army in 1940, and served as Radio Operator/Gunner with the Army Air Force 9th Airborne in WWII. After D-Day in France, he was Sergeant with a temporary airstrip unit supporting planes that could not return to England after missions. He installed a B-26 bomber nosecone on top of a truck to serve as an all-weather mobile control tower. The idea caught the eye of General Eisenhower, who insisted Frank show him the inside of the truck. After the war, he married Maryann Gawloski and became an air traffic controller, serving longest at Philadelphia International Airport, where he rose to become Assistant Chief.
After retiring in 1979, he developed his creative side, doing intricate pencil drawings and finding interesting folk-art uses for cast-off objects. He loved to dance, and after Maryann's death in 1992, became DJ for line dances at several senior centers. He maintained his loving sweetness and ability to make people smile and laugh right up to his passing.
He is survived by his son David Blaise Kielar, Durham, NC; grandson Rafe L. Kielar, Durham, NC; daughter-in-law Cathy Toohill Kielar, Durham, NC; grandson-in-law Patrick Gray Emerson, Durham, NC; great grandaughters-in-law Ainsley and Morgan Emerson, Durham, NC; nieces Kathryn Petroski Davis, Bothell, WA; Donna Petroski, Renton, WA; Carole Wurst Fiorentino, Carlisle, MA.
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Annie Pendergrass - January 26, 1926 - October 22, 2017

Departed: 10/22/2017 (Chapel Hill)
Obituary Preview: Annie Lee Pendergrass, 91. died Sunday October 22, 2017 at Laurel's of Chatham in Pittsboro. Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 01, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery.
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Jeannette Tapp - February 26, 1937 - October 19, 2017

Departed: 10/19/2017 (Chapel Hill)
Obituary Preview: Jeannette Parker Tapp, 80, the daughter of the late Kathleen Phelps Parker and Maynard Haywood Parker, died Thursday October 19, 2017 at the Hospice Home in Burlington.
Jeannette is survived by her husband Arthur D. Tapp of Burlington; daughter, Patricia Squires of Maryland; and her sister, Kathy Parker Oakley of Burlington.
Jeannette was preceded in death by her brother, Connelly Parker; and her son, Steven Squires on September 3, 2017.
Services and burial for Jeannette will be private.
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Joshua Ferry - June 07, 2017 - October 18, 2017

Departed: 10/18/2017 (Chapel Hill)
Obituary Preview: Joshua Allen Ferry died October 18, 2017 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. Arrangements are being handled by Beck Funeral Home, 898 Hwy 441 South, Clayton, GA. 30525
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Diane Halladay-Allen - May 11, 1956 - October 15, 2017

Departed: 10/15/2017 (Chapel Hill)
Obituary Preview: Mrs. Diane Leonore Halladay-Allen died on October 15, 2017. Arrangements pending.
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David Shelby - July 06, 1940 - October 15, 2017

Departed: 10/15/2017 (Chapel Hill)
Obituary Preview: Mr. David Shelby died Sunday afternoon, surrounded by his wife and children.
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Margaret Packard - August 01, 1926 - October 14, 2017

Departed: 10/14/2017 (Chapel Hill)
Obituary Preview: Margaret Susan Davis Packard died peacefully at Hospice Home in Burlington, NC on October 14, 2017 at the age of 91. She is survived by sons Michael (Cherie) Packard, Billy (Gladys) Packard, daughter Pat (Fred) Conner, Grandchildren Elizabeth (Todd) Conner Jones, Laura May Conner (Neil Doss), Emily Williams (Allison Kendall), Catherine (Matt) Helm, Billy and Chris Packard and great-grandchildren Delainey, Tucker, Ruby Jane, Shepard and Archer Jones and Cassidy and Harvey Helm. She is also survived by brothers Bob Davis, Leon (Sally) Davis and sisters Louise Brinson, Phyllis Hahn, Sister-in-Law Sue Davis, and many nieces and nephews.
Margie was preceded in death by her husband William Packard (2010) and daughter Linda Packard (2015), brothers Jimmy Davis and Don Davis and sister Millie West.
She was born in Richlands, NC on August 1, 1926 to farmers Guy and Mary Davis, the third oldest of eight children. In 1946, she was working at a cafe in Norfolk when a handsome sailor from Chicago came in for coffee. It was love at first sight and they were married within weeks. Over the years, they raised four children while living in Chicago and Detroit before returning to North Carolina in 1970. Margie loved being a wife and homemaker and was devoted to her family, serving them wholeheartedly. She was an excellent vegetable and flower gardener, cook, baker, seamstress, and wonderful listener. She believed that cleanliness was truly next to Godliness and our home was immaculate. It still makes us smile to remember her famous Christmas Pineapple Cake was always too tall to fit inside the cake plate.
After the children were grown, she worked in a woman's clothing store achieving many sales awards over the years. But, her focus was always family. Spending time with grandchildren and great-grandchildren was warm sunshine to her spirit.
When Bill died in 2010 after nearly 64 years of marriage, Margie became progressively ill with Alzheimer's and required residential Memory Care at Alamance House of Burlington where she resided for the past four years.
Margie loved the Lord Jesus Christ and was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church in Hillsborough, NC. As she requested, we will honor her memory privately, and she will be laid to rest beside her beloved Bill in the church cemetery.
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Joann McLauchlan - January 01, 1927 - October 14, 2017

Departed: 10/14/2017 (Chapel Hill)
Obituary Preview: Mrs. Joann Jewel McLauchlan, 90, died Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the DuBose Health Center in Chapel Hill.
Mrs. McLauchlan is survived by her husband, Russell W. McLauchlan of Chapel Hill; son, Russell C. McLauchlan, and his wife, Cara, of Fuquay-Varina, NC; daughter, Pamela A. Stenger, and her husband, Carl, of Beacon Falls, CT; grandchildren, Craig C. McLauchlan of Morton, IL, Kelly A. McLauchlan, and her husband, Jon, of Portland, OR, Russell Campbell McLauchlan of Fuquay-Varina, NC, Kristin Stenger Parker, and her husband, Ryan, of Nepal, and Kenneth Stenger, and his wife, Jamie, of Westport, CT.
Mrs. McLauchlan was preceded in death by her brother, Virgil Messerle; and her sisters, Esther Gurick and Maxine DeWitt.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 3:00pm at Triangle Presbyterian Church. Officiating will be Rev. Ray Cobb.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is an obituary?

An obituary is a written notice that announces the death of a person, typically including their name, age, date of birth and death, and a brief biography. It is usually published in a newspaper, online obituary platform, or funeral home website to inform friends, family, and community members of the passing.

What is the purpose of an obituary?

The primary purpose of an obituary is to share the news of a person's passing with others, providing essential information about their life and death. It also serves as a way to honor and celebrate the deceased person's life, sharing their accomplishments, interests, and personality traits.

Who typically writes an obituary?

In most cases, the obituary is written by a family member, close friend, or funeral home staff. The writer should have a good understanding of the deceased person's life and be able to provide accurate and meaningful information.

What information should be included in an obituary?

A typical obituary includes the deceased person's full name, age, date of birth and death, place of residence, occupation, education, military service, hobbies, interests, and surviving family members. It may also include a photo, quotes, or personal anecdotes.

How long should an obituary be?

The length of an obituary can vary depending on the publication or online platform. Generally, it should be concise and to the point, ranging from 100 to 500 words. Longer obituaries may be more suitable for online platforms or memorial websites.

What is the difference between an obituary and a death notice?

A death notice is a brief announcement of a person's passing, usually including only the essential facts such as name, age, date of birth and death. An obituary is a more detailed and personalized tribute to the deceased person's life.

Can I include photos in an obituary?

Yes, many publications and online platforms allow you to include one or multiple photos with the obituary. This can help to personalize the tribute and make it more engaging for readers.

How do I submit an obituary to a newspaper?

Contact the newspaper's obituary department directly to inquire about their submission process and guidelines. They may require you to fill out a form or provide the text electronically.

Can I write my own obituary?

Yes, it is possible to write your own obituary in advance. This can ensure that your life story is told accurately and in your own words. You can store it with your important documents or share it with a trusted friend or family member.

What is the cost of publishing an obituary?

The cost of publishing an obituary varies depending on the publication or online platform. Some newspapers charge by the word or line, while others offer package deals or free listings. Online platforms may offer free or paid options with varying features.

Can I edit an obituary after it has been published?

In some cases, it may be possible to make corrections or edits to an already published obituary. However, this depends on the publication or platform's policies and procedures.

How long does it take for an obituary to be published?

The time frame for publishing an obituary can vary depending on the publication's schedule and deadlines. Online platforms usually publish immediately upon submission, while newspapers may take several days or weeks.

Can I include humor or anecdotes in an obituary?

Absolutely! Obituaries can be a great opportunity to share funny stories or memorable moments that showcase the deceased person's personality and spirit.

What if I don't have much information about the deceased person's life?

If you're struggling to gather information about the deceased person's life, consider reaching out to other family members, friends, or acquaintances who may be able to provide valuable insights or details.

Can I include charitable donations or memorial information in an obituary?

Yes, it is common to include information about charitable donations or memorial funds in an obituary. This allows friends and family to make contributions in lieu of flowers or other gestures.

How do I find old obituaries?

You can search online archives of newspapers or genealogy websites that specialize in historical records. Local libraries or genealogical societies may also have access to archived newspapers and obituaries.

Can I republish an old obituary online?

Check with the original publication or copyright holder to obtain permission before republishing an old obituary online. You may need to provide credit or adhere to specific guidelines.

What if I want to keep the funeral private?

If you prefer to keep the funeral private, you can still publish an obituary without including details about the service. Instead, focus on sharing memories and celebrating the deceased person's life.

Can I include quotes or poems in an obituary?

Absolutely! Quotes, poems, or lyrics can add a personal touch and help convey the emotions and sentiments you want to express in the obituary.

How do I handle errors or inaccuracies in an already published obituary?

Contact the publication or online platform immediately to report any errors or inaccuracies. They will guide you through their correction process and work to rectify the issue as soon as possible.

Can I create a digital archive of obituaries?

Yes! Many online platforms offer digital archiving services where you can store and organize multiple obituaries for future reference or research purposes.

What if I'm not comfortable writing an obituary myself?

Consider enlisting the help of a friend, family member, or professional writer who can assist you in crafting a meaningful and accurate tribute.

Social media links or hashtags can be included in modern-day obituaries to encourage sharing and online tributes. However, check with the publication or platform first to ensure they allow such links.

How do I ensure that my loved one's legacy lives on through their obituary?

A well-written obituary can serve as a lasting tribute to your loved one's life. Consider creating a memorial website or social media page where friends and family can continue to share memories and stories over time.

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About Jeffery Isleworth

Jeffery Isleworth is an experienced eulogy and funeral speech writer who has dedicated his career to helping people honor their loved ones in a meaningful way. With a background in writing and public speaking, Jeffery has a keen eye for detail and a talent for crafting heartfelt and authentic tributes that capture the essence of a person's life. Jeffery's passion for writing eulogies and funeral speeches stems from his belief that everyone deserves to be remembered with dignity and respect. He understands that this can be a challenging time for families and friends, and he strives to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible. Over the years, Jeffery has helped countless families create beautiful and memorable eulogies and funeral speeches. His clients appreciate his warm and empathetic approach, as well as his ability to capture the essence of their loved one's personality and life story. When he's not writing eulogies and funeral speeches, Jeffery enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and traveling. He believes that life is precious and should be celebrated, and he feels honored to help families do just that through his writing.