Obituaries for Strickland Funeral Home Obituary for James Joseph ColegroveJAMES JOSEPH COLEGROVE June 28, 1926 - November 17, 2015 WENDELL-James J. Colegrove, 89, of Wendell, died peacefully at Wellington Nursing Care Center, Knightdale, NC. James was born in Lucasville, Ohio, the second of four sons (Earl, James, Bill, Dave) and four daughters (Pat, Anne, Betty, Dot). James was a veteran of WWII. He was a member of the military police and liaison to the Paris police investigating crimes and escorting bodies home. James remained in Paris long enough to be present at the Arch de Triumph when Charles de Gaul made his speech at the end of what was known as “the war to end all wars”. While still in service and stationed in NC, James met two ladies in Raleigh, Winifred Thomas and her cousin, Evelyn Thomas. Subsequently, Evelyn Thomas became his lifelong love, friend and wife (predeceased May 7, 2009). Evelyn came to James with the gift of two step-children; Linda Colegrove Breed (predeceased July 2, 1994) and Larry Kent Phillips. He became a caring, loving father to both. Linda was his baby girl and Larry was his source of sports filled pride. James supported his family as a line manager; first for National Seating and then Dominion Electric. Dominion moved Jim and Evelyn to Maryville, Tennessee where he worked until he retired and moved his bride back to her hometown; Wendell, NC. Throughout his life James studied at his Masonic Halls, eventually rising to a 32nd tiered mason. An accomplishment he cherished. James was a member of Wendell Christian Church. He is survived by his son (Kent), 2 brothers (Dave, Bill), 2 sisters (Pat, Anne), 3 grandchildren (Brian, Jeff, Josh), 1 great-grandson (Brian Lyn), many nieces, nephews, and life-long friends. A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, Nov. 22nd, 2:30 p.m. at Wendell Christian Church, Maddox St., Wendell, NC 27591. Interment will follow at Greenmount Cemetery, Wendell, NC. Many thanks to Wellington Nursing Care Center for their care of James over the years. Arrangements by Strickland Funeral Home and Crematory, Louisburg, NC. www.stricklandfuneralhome.net for Alva Wiggins ParrishALVA W. PARRISH HIGH SPRINGS, FL. - Alva Wiggins Parrish, beloved wife of 67 years of George W. Parrish, went to be with the Lord November 16, 2015, at her home in High Springs, FL. Alva was born in Louisburg, NC, on March 11, 1931, to R.W. and Eva Wiggins. Alva deeply loved her family, horse racing, Nascar and shopping. She is survived by her children; Debbie (Reggie) Summey of Cherryville, NC and G. W. (Karen) Parrish of High Springs, FL; five grandchildren, Courtney (Brent) Greene, Eva (Tad) Tillman, Justin Parrish, Kristen (Bobby) Fogarty and Dylan Parrish; and five great-grandchildren, Elliott and Megan Greene, Tanner and Hallie Tillman, and Lane Fogarty, all of whom brought joy to her life. She is also survived by her brother, James Wiggins, and sister, Margaret Strickland, both of Louisburg, NC. Receiving of family and friends will be Saturday, November 21, at 1:00 p.m. at Strickland Funeral Home Chapel, Louisburg, NC, with services at 2:00. Burial will follow at Flat Rock Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, for Howard Alan TubmanHoward Alan Tubman August 8, 1937 ~ November 13, 2015 LAKE ROYALE-Howard Alan Tubman, 78, of Lake Royale, NC died on November 13, 2015. He was the son of the late Allan and Ruth Tubman and the husband of the late Betty Louise Mead Tubman. Alan was born in New Rochelle, NY, graduated from New Rochelle School Kindergarten and Thornton Donovan before New Rochelle High School. He was a 1959 graduate of Trinity College, Hartford, CT and did one year of law school at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Alan was also an ROTC graduate where he was commissioned an Officer in the USAF. Alan left the Air Force and began a career with Dunn & Bradstreet, leaving that position to become a stockbroker with Merrill Lynch in Boston, MA. From that position, he was employed by the First National Bank of Boston in their Trust Department. In 1973, Alan joined Howland Capital Management, where he remained until he retired in 2003 as a Vice President. Alan served his community in Hull, MA as a member of its Finance Committee and as an elected representative to the Metropolitan Boston Area Planning Council. Alan served as the Finance Chair and a board member of Youville Hospital and a board member of Progress Software. Alan was active for many years in the United Methodist Church serving as the Treasurer in Hull, MA, and as a member of the Chancel Choir in Louisburg, NC. Alan loved music and was a member of the Lake Royale Royal Aires as well as the Northeast Piedmont Chorale where he served as Treasurer and board member. Alan was a devoted husband and father raising three children ��" a son, Alan Whitehill Tubman of Fayette, ME and two daughters, Barbara Graham Davis and Virginia Mead Hobson both of Wake Forest, NC. He is survived by eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and a special friend, Constance Wilkerson of Greensboro, NC. A memorial service honoring Mr. Tubman’s Life will be held at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, November 18, 2015 at the Louisburg United Methodist Church. Friends may visit with the family following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Louisburg United Methodist Church, 402 North Main Street, Louisburg, NC 27549. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, for Clint Randall FaulknerCLINT R. FAULKNER October 4, 1990 - November 12, 2015 LOUISBURG - Clint Randall Faulkner, 25, of Louisburg, died Thursday at his home. Clint was preceded in death by his mother, Tammy E. Faulkner; maternal grandmother, Rose Evans; paternal grandfather, Howard Faulkner. A private memorial service will held. Clint is survived by his daughter, Destinie Faulkner; father, Randy Faulkner; brother, William Faulkner; paternal grandmother, Blanche Faulkner all of Louisburg; maternal grandfather, William Evans and wife, Geraldine of Warrenton; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, for Carolyn Pearce TharringtonCAROLYN P. THARRINGTON February 12, 1940 - November 8, 2015 LOUISBURG - Carolyn Pearce Tharrington, 75, of Louisburg, died Sunday night at her home. Carolyn was a daughter of the late Willie and Lettie Belle Pearce. She was preceded in death by her sister, Willie Grey Boone and her brother, Braxton Pearce. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Lancaster Memorial Park. Carolyn is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Billy Tharrington; sisters, Lettie Lyles and Shirley Hodge both of Knightdale; special nieces and nephew and her caregivers, Judy Young, Brenda Robbins and Wayne Tharrington; many other nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Mount Gilead Independent Baptist Church, P.O. Box 564, Louisburg, NC 27549. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, for Helen Davis CollieHELEN D. COLLIE November 30, 1952 - November 7, 2015 LOUISBURG - Helen Davis Collie, 62, of Louisburg, died Saturday morning. Helen was the daughter of the late Charles B. and Ruth R. Davis. She graduated from Watts School of Nursing, where she became a RN. She was always looking to further her education and soon after marrying Tom, she enrolled in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at East Carolina University. She worked at John Umstead Hospital as a family nurse practitioner. During this time she became nationally certified in infection control. Helen was an active member in the Order of the Eastern Star. Being elected to the Grand Line at the state level, she progressed to the office of Worthy Grand Matron, serving in this position from 1999-2000. Helen was a lay speaker at Louisburg United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and was a long time active member. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at Louisburg United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends following the service. Helen is survived by her loving husband of 39 years, Tom Collie; daughters, Suzanne Taylor (Jim) of Charlotte; Teri C. Moore (Junius) of Wilmington; Heather D. Collie (Emily) of Columbia; grandchildren, Emily, Peyton and Matthew Taylor; Jacob Moore; Lilly Collie. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Louisburg U.M.C. Choir Fund, P.O. Box 667, Louisburg, NC 27549 or NC Order of the Eastern Star Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 4730 Wilmington, NC 28406. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, for Thomas Andrew FishTHOMAS A. FISH January 24, 1946 - November 4, 2015 LOUISBURG - Thomas Andrew Fish, 69, of Louisburg, died Wednesday morning. Tom was a son of the late Sidney and Thelma Fish. He was preceded in death by his brother, Steven Fish. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Maple Springs Baptist Church with Reverend Jason Havens officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Jo Ann Fish; son and daughter-in-law, Andrew and Katie Fish; grandson, Brayden Fish. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Maple Springs Baptist Church, Missions Fund, 1938 NC 56 Hwy E, Louisburg, NC, 27549. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, for Lorene Allen HouseLORENE A. HOUSE February 23, 1911 - October 25, 2015 LOUISBURG - Lorene Allen House, 104, of the White Level Community, died Sunday afternoon. Mrs. House was a daughter of the late Speck and Ms. Duffy Allen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton House; sisters, Dorothy Pierce and Rachel Gray; brothers, Ben Allen, Hubert Allen, and Willie Allen. A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday at White Level Community Holiness Church. Burial will follow in the White Level Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. prior to the service. Mrs. House is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Howard Carden of the Justice Community; son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Clara House of the White Level Community; brother, John L. Allen of Kill Devil Hills; grandchildren, William House (Tammy); Chris House (Regina); Joseph Carden; David Carden; Reuben Carden; great-grandchildren, Kristen, Nolan, and Jenna House; many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to White Level Community Holiness Church, Building Fund, 481 Wood Rd. Louisburg, NC 27549. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, for Marion Thompson DeanLOUISBURG-Marion Thompson Dean, 88, born September 25, 1927 in the quite community of Centerville, NC to the late Walter Norman Thompson and Nanie Gupton Thompson. Mrs. Dean was a graduate of Goldsand High School and Louisburg College. Marion retired from the Franklin County Tax Office after many years of service. She was married to the late Clifford T. “C.T.” Dean, Jr. for 64 years and was also preceded in death by her sister, Maude Thompson; brothers, Horace Thompson, Dwight Thompson and Buddy Thompson. Marion was a very quiet and private person but amazed the family with her attitude and independence following the death of her husband some three years ago. She was fiercely independent having been driving her own car and living at home right up until the last few weeks. Marion enjoyed shopping, antique collections, traveling, visiting Atlantic Beach with her family, NC State Basketball but, one of her fondest things was taking care of her Grand dogs. A funeral service will be held at 11 o’clock, Monday morning, October 12, 2015 at Louisburg Baptist Church with visitation following the service. Burial will be held at Oakwood Cemetery. Mrs. Dean is survived by her daughter, Nancy Dean Hunt & her husband R.C. Hunt of Wilson; nieces & nephew, April Dean King, Kaye Dean Pegelow, Mary Emily Thompson Austell, Darlene Thompson Oakes and Bennie Thompson. Memorial contributions can be made to Louisburg Baptist Church, P.O. Box 730, Louisburg, NC 27549 or a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, for David Eugene DickersonD. EUGENE DICKERSON April 27, 1951 - October 8, 2015 LOUISBURG - David Eugene Dickerson, 64, of Louisburg, died Thursday morning. Eugene was preceded in death by his father, David Dickerson. He was a retired correctional officer from the NC Department of Corrections. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home with Rev. Melton Tyson officiating. Burial will follow in Lancaster Memorial Park. Eugene is survived by his mother, Marjorie L. Dickerson; sister and brother-in-law, Yvonne D. and Larry Ayscue; brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Kelly Dickerson all of Louisburg; nieces, Cassie Dickerson; Catrice A. Walker and husband, Shane. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Transitions Life Care, 250 Hospice Cr. Raleigh, NC 27607. The family will receive friends 5 - 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, and other times at the home of Yvonne and Larry Ayscue, 210 Woodbine Dr. Louisburg, NC 27549.