Obituaries for Strickland Funeral Home Obituary for Marguerite Baker CurrinMARGUERITE B. CURRIN September 3, 1937 - April 17, 2015 LOUISBURG - Marguerite Baker Currin, 77, of Louisburg, died Friday evening. Marguerite was a daughter of the late, George B. Baker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ryland S. Currin; brother, Ray Baker. A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home. Burial will follow in White Level Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service. Marguerite is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Colleen C. and Leo Bennett; Rita C. and David Duke all of Louisburg; sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Karen Currin of Hartsville, SC; Dwayne and Tonya Currin of Louisburg; mother, Rosa Lee Baker; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara Jean and Cordell Richards all of Youngsville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bobby and Libby Baker of Rolesville; Wayne and Carol Baker of Louisburg; James and Lewtisha Baker of Youngsville; grandchildren, Andrew Duke, Alex Currin, Jackson Currin, Daniel Currin, Deirdre Currin, Jesse Currin and Alex Hursey. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the North Carolina Stroke Association, Piedmont Plaza 2, Ward A. Riley Ultrasound Center, 2000 West First Street, Suite 504, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27104. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=0974362030Obituary for Arthur Ronald MortonRONNIE MORTON May 16, 1937 - April 17, 2015 MIDDLESEX - Arthur Ronald (Ronnie) Morton, 77, died Friday evening. He was the son of the late Al Rancher and Ada Beatrice McGhee Morton and was preceded in death by a son, Marc Barefoot. He was a retired salesman and a veteran of the US Air Force. Funeral service will be held 3 pm Tuesday at Samaria Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Jean Morton; sons, Donnie Morton (Kim) of Zebulon, Ronnie Morton of Knightdale and Shelton Barefoot of Garner; grandchildren, Logan and Matthew Morton; special great nieces, Katlin, Brook and Ava. The family will receive friends 1:45 ��" 2:45 pm Tuesday prior to the service and other times at the home. Strickland Funeral Home, 103 W. Franklin St., Louisburg, NC. www.stricklandfuneralhome.nethttp://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=27c7362063Obituary for Eugene Crawford UnderhillEUGENE C. UNDERHILL September 27, 1926 - April 16, 2015 LOUISBURG - Eugene Crawford Underhill, 88, of Louisburg, passed away Thursday morning at his home surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Underhill was a son of the late John Rayford and Lillian May “June” Underhill. He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty years, Sarah Wilder Underhill. He was a W.W.II Navy Veteran. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday morning at Rock Spring Baptist Church with Reverend Jason Havens, Reverend Melton Tyson and Dr. Carl Poole officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Mr. Underhill is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, June and George Havens; grandchildren, Jason Havens and wife, Joanna; Brian Havens and fiancé, Madeline Chastain; great-grandchildren, Kayla Havens and Camden Havens, all of Louisburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rock Spring Baptist Church, Building Fund, 34 Rock Spring Church Rd., Louisburg, NC 27549. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=6c99361880Obituary for Catherine Hinnant LassiterCATHERINE H. LASSITER Sept. 5, 1935 - April 16, 2015 ARCHER LODGE - Catherine Hinnant Lassiter, 79, passed away peacefully Thursday night at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Johnston County, a daughter of the late Carlton and Lucille Pearce Hinnant and was the widow of James Kenneth Lassiter. Mrs. Lassiter worked with the NC Utilities Commission and retired from NC Court of Appeals. She loved her family and treasured her many friends who were so dedicated and enjoyed being a part of the Archer Lodge Community. Funeral service will be held 4 pm Saturday, April 18th, at White Oak Baptist Church. A private family burial will follow in the church cemetery. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Kim Lassiter Stokes and Chuck of Ayden and Kelly Lassiter Callahan and Brian of Archer Lodge; grandchildren, Patrick Huff, Joseph Huff, Mary Catherine Stokes, Evans Stokes Caudle and husband, Taylor.; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara Hinnant Arnold and Willard of Wendell; nieces, Aurora Arnold Poole and Michele Arnold Crane and several other special nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to White Oak Baptist Church Caregivers, 13943 Buffalo Rd., Archer Lodge, NC 27527. The family will receive friends Saturday, 2:45 ��" 3:45 pm prior to the service at the church and other times at the home. Arrangements by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, NC. www.stricklandfuneralhome.nethttp://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=2b73361966Obituary for Claude Thomas MoodyCLAUDE T. MOODY March 27, 1932 - April 6, 2015 LOUISBURG - Claude Thomas Moody, 83, of Louisburg, died Monday afternoon at his home surrounded by his loving family. Claude was a son of Benjamin and Lillie Pulley Moody. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Liza D. Phelps; sisters, Rachel M. Medlin, Dorothy M. Jackson, and Ruth M. Bagley; brothers, R.C. Moody, Lewis Moody, and Frank Moody. Claude was employed as a Filter Plant Operator with Burlington Industries for over 33 years. He was awarded several certificates for plant improvement ideas. He was a dedicated employee receiving several perfect attendance awards. A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Flat Rock Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the funeral. Claude is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Frances Cash Moody; daughter, Terri M. Phelps; sons and daughter-in-law, Greg T. Moody and fiancé, Jeanie Hall; Micky W. and Michelle Moody all of Louisburg; sister, Mary M. Barber of Raleigh; grandchildren, Paige P. Hayes (Ben); Erica M. King (Ricky); Erin M. Perry (Matt); Emily M. Shearin (Brandon); Jacob T. Moody, Joshua W. Moody, and Sean W. Moody; great-grandchildren, Ember Moody, Lilly Perry, Preslee King, Foster King, and Haven Shearin. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=9531361042Obituary for Sidney Allen BeckhamSIDNEY A. BECKHAM December 22, 1939 - April 4, 2015 CASTALIA - Sidney Allen Beckham, 75, of Castalia, died Saturday afternoon at his home surrounded by his loving family. Sidney was a son of the late Ronald and Edna L. Beckham. He was an Army Veteran. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Walter Beckham and Dan Beckham. A private graveside service will be held at White Level Baptist Church Cemetery. Sidney is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Betsy Ann Beckham; sons and daughters-in-law, Tony and Jamie Beckham of Louisburg; Joe and Deanna Beckham of Mebane; sisters, Roxie Kearney and Mary Etta Wills both of Kittrell; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronnie and Patricia Beckham of Louisburg; Harvey and Carol Beckham of Creedmoor; Fred and Chris Beckham of Germany; grandchildren, Andrew Beckham; Jordan Bunn (Justin); Morgan Beckham, and Leann Beckham. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73123-1718. The family will receive friends 7 - 8:30 pm Monday at Strickland Funeral Home, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=73bf360858Obituary for R.J. JourniganR.J. JOURNIGAN November 2, 1931 - April 4, 2015 FRANKLINTON - R. J. Journigan, 83, of Franklinton, passed away to be with Christ on Saturday, April 4th , 2015, peacefully at home surrounded by loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. R. J. was born on November 2, 1931 to the late Early Hill and Grace Journigan, Sr. He was preceded in death by his parents as well as his sisters Aileen Denton, Marileen Joyner, Marie Horton, Betty Jean Collier and one brother James Journigan. R. J. is survived by his loving, faithful wife of 49 years, Joyce B. Journigan; daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle and Rob Stallings of Pilot; Tanya and John Pierce of Winston-Salem; son and daughter-in-law, Shawn and Brandie Journigan of Franklinton as well as one brother, Early Hill Journigan, Jr. R. J. is survived by seven grandchildren whom he loved dearly; Emily, William and John Michael Stallings; Evelyn and Charis Pierce; and Shawn Thomas and Christian Journigan. R. J. became a Christian at the age of 20 and served God most of his life at Perry’s Chapel Baptist Church as a deacon and faithful member supporting the work of the church. R. J. taught his family to follow God by putting Him first in all things. We are grateful for a father who taught us to seek God’s guidance and praise Him. He was an Army Veteran, and in his community, R. J. was a member of Mitchiner’s Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department where he served faithfully for several years. R. J.’s passion was developing a successful farming operation which he enjoyed most of his life and shared that joy with others. While farming with his wife, children, and brother, R. J. modeled important work ethics such as honesty, sense of pride in your work, diligence and completing any work to the best of your ability. R. J. shared his passions of farming and family through his favorite pastime of talking with others. He was always willing to talk to anyone at any time. R. J. said, “It never cost you anything to know someone.” Through farming he provided in many ways for his family and friends. One of his greatest joys was spending time with his family and cherishing every moment he had with them. Our family would like to express our sincere gratitude for care provided by Dr. Warren Blackburn, Dr. James Hathorn of Regional Cancer Care, David Mark Waters of Duke Palliative Care, Dr. Grace Kim of Duke Medicine, Duke Home Care and Hospice. R. J.’s most faithful and loving care giver was his wife, Joyce, whom he loved so much. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Perry’s Chapel Baptist Church, 854 Perry’s Chapel Baptist Church Road, Franklinton, NC 27525. The family will received friends 7 - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7th at Strickland Funeral Home and Crematory, Louisburg, N.C. The funeral service will be held at Perry’s Chapel Baptist Church on Wednesday, April 8th, at 11:00 a.m.. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=f3d2360873Obituary for Fay Kennedy ChampionFAY K. CHAMPION April 22, 1943 - April 1, 2015 LOUISBURG - Fay Kennedy Champion, 71, of Louisburg, died Wednesday night. Fay was a daughter of the late Wilbert W. and Ruth Bailey Kennedy. She was preceded in death by her husband, R. Kurtis Champion, Jr. and sister, Grace K. Perdue. A gathering of family and friends will be held 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Monday at Maple Springs Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Fay is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Gina Champion; Kip Champion; grandsons, Kyle, Camren, and Chase Champion all of Louisburg. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Maple Springs Baptist Church, Cemetery Fund, 1938 NC 56 Hwy. E., Louisburg, NC 27549 or the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=f625360674Obituary for William Edward PerryWILLIAM “BILLY” PERRY DEC. 5, 1934 - MARCH 27, 2015 WENDELL - William “Billy” Edward Perry, 80 of Poole Rd., went home to be with the Lord Friday night surrounded by his family. He was born in Wake County, a son of the late Clevie Leslie and Selma Martin Perry. Billy was a veteran of the US Army and retired with the NC Department of Administration. He loved his family, friends, camping, cars, and motorcycles. Funeral service will be held 3:30 pm Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Clyde’s Chapel Baptist Church with burial to follow in the Central Baptist Church Cemetery. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Frances Honeycutt Perry; son and daughter-in-law, William “Billy Wayne” and Janet Perry of Wendell; grandchildren, Jennifer and Krystle Perry and Garrett Odom; sister, Betty Jean Hargis of Jupiter, FL; sister-in-law, Clara Canfield;several nieces and nephews and his special canine companion “Bo”. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Janie Brock and brother, Donald “Buddy” Perry. In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorials be made to Clyde’s Chapel Baptist Church, 16657 Buffalo Rd., Wendell, NC 27591. The family will receive friends 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Sunday prior to the service in the fellowship hall of Clyde's Chapel Baptist Church and other times at the home. Service by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 103 W. Franklin St., Louisburg, NC. www.stricklandfuneralhome.nethttp://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=5d33360241Obituary for George Warren Marshbourne, Jr.GEORGE W. MARSHBOURNE, JR. January 18, 1932 - March 3, 2015 LOUISBURG - George Warren Marshbourne, Jr., 83, of Louisburg, died Tuesday morning. George was a son of the late George and Helen P. Marshbourne, Sr. He retired from the Air Force National Guard as a Master Sargent and the F.A.A. George was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Louisburg Baptist Church with Dr. Reggie Rushing officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Burial will be private at Red Bud Baptist Church Cemetery. George is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Jean L. Marshbourne; daughter and son-in-law, Terri M. and Pete Tomlinson of Raleigh; son, Warren Marshbourne of St. Petersburg, FL.; brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Elizabeth Marshbourne of Titusville, FL.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Frances Marshbourne of Spring Hope; Helen and Elton Bissett of Bailey; Mary Ann and Anwar Saadeh of Jacksonville, FL.; Betty and Bill Lewis of Raleigh; grandchildren, Elliott, Garrett, Carson, and Eric Tomlinson. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Louisburg Baptist Church, Good Neighbor Fund, P.O. Box 730, Louisburg, NC 27549. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=9924358192