Obituaries for Strickland Funeral Home Obituary for Rochell Hocutt CreechROCHELL H. CREECH Feb. 8, 1939 - June 27, 2015 WENDELL - Rochell H. Creech, 76, loving mother, grandmother and sister, went home to be with the Lord Saturday night surrounded by her family. She was born in Durham, a daughter of the late Ballard and Mettie Creech Hocutt. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, L.Z. Creech, a granddaughter, Brittany Custer, sisters, Isker Curtis, Jewel Tharrington, Rachel Wilder, Lois Boughman, Ruth Smith and an infant; brothers, B.J. Hocutt, Leland Hocutt, Leonard Hocutt, and Lester Hocutt. Rochell retired from JC Penney’s as a cosmetologist. Funeral service will be held 3 pm Wednesday at Baptist Tabernacle Church with burial in the church cemetery. She is survived by her children, Wanda Custer and husband Craig, Derwin Creech and wife, Faye; grandchildren, Brooke Custer, Matthew Creech, Russell Creech and wife, Katy,Joanna Du and husband, Bob, Emma Creech and Ethan Creech; sisters and brothers-in-law, Marie and Dan Schmidt, Magdeline and George Moore, and Margie Mason. Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Baptist Tabernacle Church, 1599 NC Hwy 231, Wendell, NC 27591. The family will receive friends Wednesday 1:30 to 2:45 pm prior to the service in the family ministry center and other times at the home of Derwin and Faye Creech, 628-A Mudham Rd., Wendell. Arrangements by Strickland Funeral Home, Louisburg, NC. www.stricklandfuneralhome.nethttp://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=add5367491Obituary for Howard CardenHOWARD CARDEN August 25, 1925 - June 21, 2015 LOUISBURG - Howard Carden, 89, of the Justice Community, died Sunday morning. Mr. Carden was preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca P. Carden. He was a W.W.II Navy Veteran, and the oldest living member of the American Legion Post in Louisburg. He was an original member of the Justice Volunteer Fire Department and retired manager of McCracken Oil Company. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Duke Memorial Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the committal service in the church fellowship hall. Mr. Carden is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Jo Anne and Butch Horton of Pilot; sons and daughter-in-law, Ricky Carden of Lake Royale; Howard Lee and Becky Carden of Justice; grandchildren, Rob Horton (Leslie); Steven Horton (Steph); Justin Carden; Allison Carden Hamm; Joseph Carden; David Carden and Reuben Carden; great-grandson Brantley Horton. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Duke Memorial Baptist Church, Building Fund, 3976 NC 581 Hwy. N. Spring Hope, NC 27882. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=061f366903Obituary for Mary Hall StricklandMARY H. STRICKLAND MIDDLESEX - Mary Hall Strickland, 92, a devoted Christian wife and mother passed away on June 9, 2015 in Chester, VA. Most of her adult life, she lived in Johnston County near Middlesex. She graduated from the Baptist School of Nursing (Winston-Salem) in 1944. While there, she fell in love with and married her husband of 44 years, Armie. After giving birth to her first child, she chose to be a fulltime mother and homemaker. She was a member of Friendship FWB Church near Middlesex for over 60 years. It is there that she will be interred beside her husband, Armie R. Strickland, who predeceased her in 1989. She was also predeceased by her father and mother, Clarence L. Hall and Tulia Rollins Hall, and her brother and sister, Dr. J. Cullen Hall and Lucy Hall Taft. The celebration of her life and her new residence in heaven will be held 11 am Saturday, June 13 at Friendship FWB Church, 744 Friendship Church Rd., Middlesex, NC 27557. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. She is survived by her son, Rowland Strickland and his wife, Jane, of Stantonsburg, and her daughter, Nancy Pendergrass and her husband, Linzy, of Chester, VA.; three grandsons, Jonathan Vann Strickland and his wife Alison of Guilford, CT, Thomas H. Pendergrass and his wife, Lauren of Richmond, VA, and Daniel L. Pendergrass and his wife, Leslie, of North Chesterfield, VA; her great-grandchildren are Bobby and Maggie Strickland and Ethan Armie Pendergrass. Her family especially thanks Virginia Meroth, who provided tender, compassionate, and loving care to our mother. In lieu of flowers, do as mother enjoyed doing; be kind to others. Contributions may be made to Friendship FWB Church, c/o Terry Tippett, 532 Simon Rd., Middlesex, NC 27557. Arrangements by Strickland Funeral Home, 103 W. Franklin St., Louisburg, NC. www.stricklandfuneralhome.nethttp://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=f66b366150Obituary for Barbara Brantley PulleyBARBARA B. PULLEY May 11, 1938 - June 7, 2015 ZEBULON - Barbara Brantley Pulley, 77, went home to be with the LORD early Sunday morning surrounded by her family. She was born in Nash County, a daughter of the late Joseph Randolph and Bertha Massey Brantley. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her infant children, Lowell Ray Pulley, Jr., Joseph Alexander Pulley and Barbara Kaye Pulley; brother, Randy Brantley and wife, Shirley; brothers-in-law, Wayne Manning and Charles Pulley. Mrs. Pulley worked with the NC Department of Social Services and retired from Wake County Public Schools as a teacher’s assistant. Funeral service will be held 3 pm Wednesday at Zebulon United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Zebulon Cemetery. She is survived by her devoted husband of 57 years, Lowell R. Pulley; daughter and son-in-law, Gina Pulley Bryant and Milton; and the love of her heart her grandson, Joseph Bryant all of Zebulon; sisters, Josie Driver (Glenn) of Middlesex, Kaye Tant (Elton) of Zebulon and Vicki Manning of Spring Hope; brother-in-law, Robert Pulley (Kay) of Zebulon; sister-in-law, Tracy Pulley of Salter Path; beloved numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Wednesday 1:45 until 2:45 pm prior to the service in the Wesley Fellowship classroom and other times at the home. Flowers accepted or memorials may be made the American Diabetes Association, 2418 Blue Ridge Rd., Suite 206, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27607. Arrangements by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 103 W. Franklin St., Louisburg, NC. www.stricklandfuneralhome.nethttp://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=f83a365884Obituary for Ralph Grant LoftinR. GRANT LOFTIN September 30, 1943 - May 30, 2015 LOUISBURG - Ralph Grant Loftin, 71, of Louisburg, passed away Saturday morning after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Grant was preceded in death by his parents, Cletus and Edna Loftin. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Grant is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Diane Duke Loftin; daughters and sons-in-law, Candy and Billy Dement of Louisburg; Penny and Rick Funai of Wilmington; son and daughter-in-law, Patrick and Kim Loftin of Knightdale; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sandy and Steve Lamm of Louisburg; Jenia and Ed Cannon of Raleigh; brother and sister-in-law, Barry and Linda Loftin of Louisburg; grandchildren, Reynolds Dement; Loftin Wrenn and husband, Jared; London Dement; William Dement; Sailor Funai; Zachary Loftin. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Building and Grounds Fund, 111 Laurel Mill Rd. Louisburg, NC 27549. The family will receive 6 - 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=99d6365255Obituary for Howard Washington FaulknerHOWARD W. FAULKNER July 6, 1929 - May 30, 2015 LOUISBURG - Howard Washington Faulkner, 85, of the Alert Community, died Saturday afternoon. Howard was a son of the late William “Mann” and Pattie Faulkner. He retired from Harriett Henderson Cotton Mill after 31 years of service. He had a life time passion for raising chickens. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday at the Alert Pentecostal Holiness Church. Howard is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Blanche Faulkner; daughter and son-in-law, Connie F. and Keith Tharrington; sons, Tommy Faulkner and Randy Faulkner; brother and sister-in-law, James and Susan Faulkner all of Louisburg; sister, Rachel Finch of Garner; 2 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=8fc9365278Obituary for Mary Elizabeth Hamm GreenMARY ELIZABETH HAMM GREEN February 1, 1929 - May 30, 2015 FRANKLINTON - Mary Elizabeth Hamm Green, loving and precious wife, mother, sister and grandmother, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her parents, James W. and Mary B. Hamm. Mary Lib is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Brodie Green; sister and brother-in-law, Zelda and George Allen; son and daughter-in-law, Sam and Jennifer Green; daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Charles Phelps; grandsons, Matthew Debnam, Logan and Michael Green. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Franklinton U.M.C. with visitation immediately following in the fellowship hall. The family request in lieu of flowers memorials be made to Franklinton U.M.C. 109 N. Main St. Franklinton, NC 27525. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=059f365299Obituary for Constance "Connie" Yvonne HonhartConstance Yvonne Honhart December 26, 1946 - May 18, 2015 DURHAM - Constance Y. Honhart "Connie", of Durham, NC, passed into the hands of God on May 18, 2015, after a short battle of Cancer at Transitions Hospice, Raleigh NC. Born on December 26, 1946 in Warren PA, the daughter of a career military father, Connie and her family knew the challenges of relocating and being the "new girl" at school. She grew up in numerous states, and two foreign countries. Connie graduated in Warren PA, the home of her parents and grandparents. She and her family relocated to Durham, NC, in 1987. Connie graduated from Warren Area High School in June 1964, and Hamot Nursing School in Erie, PA, in 1968 as a Registered Nurse. Connie worked at the Warren State Hospital for 19 of her 42 years, and worked at UNC Hospitals until her retirement, at which time she attended to her husband's full-time medical needs. After the passing of her husband in 2009, Connie worked at Hope Valley Baptist Church, in Durham, NC, as a part time secretary. Her passions included reading, and crafting chrismons for the church. Connie was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph L. Schearer, her mother Marjorie E. Schearer and her husband, Terry L. Honhart. She is survived by one son, Mark A. Honhart, a daughter-in-law, Nancy, and one granddaughter Jessica. She is also survived by three Brothers, Rolland, Lee and Joel Schearer, three sister-in-laws, several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Those who knew Connie best, recognized her greatest strength as being her kindness expressed to others, personally and professionally. Her final resting place will be at Lancaster Memorial Garden, along side of her high school sweetheart and husband, in Louisburg, NC. Her family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Society. Funeral service will be held 11 am Friday in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home, Louisburg. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=e872364441Obituary for Patsy Throop JonesPATSY T. JONES Feb. 18, 1931 - May 17, 2015 RALEIGH - Patsy Throop Jones, 84, died Sunday morning, May 17, 2015 at Transitions LifeCare in Raleigh. Mrs. Jones retired as a secretary with the University of South Carolina. She was preceded in death by her son, Matthew Jones and her parents, Eugene and Edna Holton Throop. A memorial service will be held 2 pm Sunday, June 7, 2015 in the chapel of Trinity Baptist Church, 4815 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh, NC 27609. Inurnment will follow in the church columbarium. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Kim Jones; grandchildren, Garrett and Taylor Jones of 93 Wood Green Dr., Wendell. In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial contributions be made to Transition LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607. Arrangements by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg. www.stricklandfuneralhome.nethttp://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=1e5a364988Obituary for Lloyd Leamon NelmsLLOYD L. NELMS May 18, 1931 - May 3, 2015 CASTALIA - Lloyd Leamon Nelms, 83, passed away on May 3rd, at Hospice Home in Raleigh. He was born in Franklin County to the late George Allen and Mary Collins Nelms. Lloyd has always called North Carolina home, having lived in Rocky Mount, Carolina Beach, Castalia and Raleigh. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Chas Konopka and Beth and Billy Parker, all of Raleigh; sister, Carlette Adams of Knightdale; brothers T.O. Nelms (Cat) and Delton Nelms (Nancy), all of Castalia; grandchildren, Michael Pearce (Megan), Sarah Pearce, Nick Parker and Hayden Parker; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was a wonderful father and an amazing "Papa" who was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. In addition to his parents, Lloyd was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn; step-mother, Hettie Davis Nelms; sister, Veryl Wood; and brothers, Melvin, Clemon and Ensley Nelms. A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home. The family will receive friends 1:30 - 3 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow at Cedar Rock First Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cedar Rock First Baptist Church, 4879 NC Hwy. 56 E., Castalia, NC 27816; or to Transitions Life Care, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=c4ae363258