Obituaries for Strickland Funeral Home Obituary for Archie Lee BurnetteARCHIE L. BURNETTE November 28, 1934 - January 28, 2015 LOUISBURG - Archie Lee Burnette, 80, of Louisburg, died Wednesday morning. Archie was a son of the late John and Susie Burnette. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Bobby, James Thomas, Phillip, and Randy Burnette. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Mountain Grove Baptist Church with Reverend Daren Smart officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church fellowship hall. Burial will be in the Burnette Family Cemetery. Archie is survived by his sisters and brother-in-law, Kathleen and Ronnie Roy of Benson; Jennie Griffin of Smithfield; brother, Furman Burnette of Youngsville; many nieces and nephews. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=1cb5355108Obituary for Thomas Edward HutchisonTHOMAS E. HUTCHISON September 17, 1927 - January 26, 2015 LOUISBURG - Thomas Edward Hutchison, 87, of Louisburg, died Monday afternoon. Tom was a son of the late Joe and Nannie Hutchison. He was preceded in death by his brother, Bill Hutchison. He was a Navy veteran of W.W. II and then served in the Army during the Korean War. He then went on to be a pilot and aircraft mechanic. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Mount Carmel U.M.C. in Henderson. The family will receive friends 12:30 - 2 p.m. at the church prior to the service. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Shirley F. Hutchison; daughter and son-in-law, Suzen and Stephen McCann of Cary; step-daughter, Rachel Hage of Nashville, TN; sons and daughters-in-law, Joe T. Hutchison; John and Laura Hutchison all of Raleigh; Michael and Kathy Hutchison of Youngsville; sisters, Irene Swinson of Greensboro; Joe Anne Rossin of Cincinnati, OH; grandchildren, Erin, David, and Jackson Hutchison. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Mount Carmel U.M.C., Building Fund, P.O. Box 3167, Henderson, NC 27536. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.nethttp://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=efe7354841Obituary for Gwendolyn Byrd CooperGwendolyn Byrd Cooper August 18, 1936 - January 19, 2015 LOUISBURG - Gwendolyn (Gwen) Byrd Cooper, 78, passed away on Monday, January 19, 2015 at Clare Bridge in Cary. She was the daughter of Charlie and Blanche Byrd of Turkey, NC, where she grew up on the family farm with her brother and sister. Gwen moved to Louisburg in 1961 when she married W.J. (Jack) Cooper, Jr., the love of her life. They were blessed with their daughter Haven, and her much loved granddaughter, Mary. Gwen was a perfectionist in all that she did. She was an excellent cook, a knowledgeable antique collector and decorator, and had a green thumb beyond compare. She was generous in sharing her special talent with flowers, most notably at Person Place Preservation Society events. Gwen always found time for a good book, a good hand of bridge, and a good laugh with her friends. She was a member of the Tuesday Afternoon Book Club and the Tuesday Night Bridge Club for over 50 years. Gwen is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, W.J. (Jack) Cooper, Jr., her daughter Haven Cooper Allen (Sonny), and her granddaughter, Mary Cooper Allen, all of Louisburg. In addition, she is survived by her sister Doris Christenbury (John) and her brother Bill Byrd (Karen) all of Ocean Isle. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Thursday, January 22 at 11:00 a.m. at Louisburg Baptist Church, with Dr. Reggie Rushing leading the service. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. There will be a private interment at Oakwood Cemetery. Floral remembrances will be welcomed. Memorials may be made to Louisburg Baptist Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 730, Louisburg, NC 27549. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home and condolences may be offered at www.stricklandfuneralhomes.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=4dea354222Obituary for Kathryn Deuel RussoKATHRYN D. RUSSO December 3, 1925 - January 16, 2015 LOUISBURG - Kathryn Deuel Russo, 89, of Louisburg, died Friday afternoon. Mrs. Russo was a daughter of the late Ben and Elsie Deuel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph A. Russo. A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home with Reverend Jason Havens officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Mrs. Russo is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, JoAnn and Tom Fish; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Suzanne Russo all of Louisburg; sister and brother-in-law, Marge and Louis Hicks of Denton, TX; grandchildren, Amy Bouren and husband, Wayne; Julie Russo and husband, Pat McKee; Terry Matias and husband, Jim; Andrew Fish and wife, Katie; great-grandchildren, Zachary, Jacob, Carly, Graham, Max, Lily, Sierra Kay, Allison, and Brayden. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Transitions Life Care, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607-6372 or Alzheimers of North Carolina, 1305 Navaho Dr., Suite 101, Raleigh, NC 27609. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=eeff354059Obituary for JoNell Bottoms HortonJoNell B. Horton June 1, 1939 - January 15, 2015 LOUISBURG - JoNell Bottoms Horton, 75, of Louisburg, died Thursday at Wake Med. JoNell was a daughter of the late Thurston and Estelle B. Bottoms. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Horton; brothers, Jack Bottoms and James “Mann” Bottoms. She was a member of Ransdell Chapel Baptist Church. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home with Reverend Dave Bundy officiating. Burial will follow in the Ransdell Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery. JoNell is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Kelly and Stuart May; Johnette and Billy Ginn all of Louisburg; son, Bennie Horton of Roanoke, VA; sister Madgie B. Cooper of Louisburg; grandchildren, Ryan May, Noah Horton, and Zach Horton. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Ransdell Chapel Baptist Church, Cemetery Fund, 888 M.C. Wilder Rd. Louisburg, NC 27549. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service and other times at the home of Kelly and Stuart May, 1790 NC 39 Hwy. S., Louisburg. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=5e08353758Obituary for Eunice Pearce HortonEUNICE P. HORTON August 13, 1923 - January 9, 2015 LOUISBURG - Eunice Pearce Horton, 91, of Louisburg, died Friday night at Smithfield Manor. Mrs. Horton was a daughter of the late Bailey and Roxie W. Pearce. She was preceded in death by her husband, George H. Horton; son, G.B. Horton; grandchildren, Pamela Smith, and Michael D. Smith; sister, Neva Martin; brother, Hubert Pearce. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home with Dr. James Horton officiating. Burial will follow in the Ransdell Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Mrs. Horton is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Evelyn Smith of Burlington; Louise and Jerry Barbour of Princeton; sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. James and Gloria Horton of Edenton; Charles and Teresa Horton; daughter-in-law, Pat Horton all of Louisburg; 8 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Ransdell Chapel Baptist Church, Cemetery Fund, 888 M.C. Wilder Rd., Louisburg, NC 27549. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=d8c7353170Obituary for Arlee Thomas MitchellGRACE ARLEE MITCHELL (THOMAS) November 22, 1917 - January 5, 2015 WENDELL - G. Arlee Mitchell of Wendell, died peacefully at Wake Med, Raleigh. Arlee was born in Wendell, and lived her entire life in the homestead, served a short spell in the U.S. Army from 1945 through 1946. She was the 7th of 8 daughters & 2 sons of Daniel Fowell Thomas and Lillie Winifred (Bailey) Thomas. Arlee graduated from Wendell Graded School, then worked for the State of NC Department of Revenue and retired in 1980 after a 32 year career. She was married to Herbert C. Mitchell for 10 years in late 1956 until 1967. No children were born of the union. Arlee was a lifetime member of Wendell Christian Church teaching and caring for many generations of nursery children. She is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, pseudo-grandchildren and life long friends. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 10th, 2:00 p.m. at Wendell Christian Church, Mattox St., Wendell, NC 27591. Interment will follow at Greenmount Cemetery, Wendell. The family will receive family and friends at 1:00 pm prior to the celebration service. Many thanks to Spring Arbor of Raleigh and Wellington Rehabilitation & Healthcare for their care of Arlee over the years. Strickland Funeral Home, 103 W. Franklin St., Louisburg, NC. www.stricklandfuneralhome.nethttp://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=b134352721Obituary for Walter David AndersonWALTER D. ANDERSON October 23, 1937 - January 4, 2015 Walter David Anderson, 77, of Zebulon, died Sunday morning at Rex Hospital. Walter was a son of the late Walter and Fern Anderson. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Betty Anderson, Barbara Anderson, JoAnn Hupp, and Emma Renfro; brother, Bill Anderson; and his grandson Jeremy. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rock Spring Baptist Church with Reverend Melton Tyson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Walter is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Mary Anderson; daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Dana Garten of Zebulon; son and daughter-in-law, John and Jennie Anderson of Youngsville; sister, Patty Lee Althar of Highland, CA; grandchildren, Deanna, Jessica, and Stephanie; great-granddaughter, Emma Grace. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Rock Spring Baptist Church, Building Fund, 34 Rock Springs Church Rd., Louisburg, NC 27549. The family will receive friends 6 - 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=bd15352655Obituary for Clyde Boyd GuptonCLYDE B. GUPTON August 4, 1936 - January 2, 2015 LOUISBURG - Clyde Boyd Gupton, 78, of Louisburg, died Friday morning at Franklin Oaks. Clyde was a son of the late Earlie Buck and Ada Ruth Boyd Gupton. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sherry G. Goldman and grandson, Joey Goldman. A funeral service will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Grace Baptist Church with Rev. Wes Bailey and Rev. Shane Brantley officiating. Burial will follow in Lancaster Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. prior to the funeral. Clyde is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Vicki Gupton; son, Tim Gupton and wife, Marshell of Knoxville, TN; step-son, Rob Preddy and wife Lisa; brother, Donald L. Gupton; niece, Christy Fuller; sisters, Shelby Wrenn all of Louisburg; Peggy G. Upchurch and husband, Don Long of Lake Wylie, SC; grandchildren, Stephen, John, Joshua, Titus, Michael, Gabriel, Elijah, and Bethany Gupton; Cortney G. Ragan; Michelle Preddy; Joshua Rowe; great-grandchildren, Hailey Cowan; Chloe Greer, and Emilee “JoJo” Greer; Natalie Ragan; Peter, Jonathan, and Elisha Gupton. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church, Van Ministry, 402 NC 561 Hwy., Louisburg, NC 27549. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=6eff352289Obituary for Lizzie Andrews CapellLIZZIE A. CAPELL September 29, 1916 - December 23, 2014 LOUISBURG - Lizzie Andrews Capell, 98, of Louisburg, died Tuesday evening. Mrs. Capell was a daughter of the late Willie and Fannie Crowder Andrews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard E. Capell, Sr.; daughter, Judy C. Dixon; brothers, Van Andrews, Clarence Andrews, and Mac Andrews. She was a member of Maple Springs Baptist Church. A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday at Maple Springs Baptist Church with Reverend Jason Havens officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall. Mrs. Capell is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Joann and John Fletcher of Locust Grove, VA; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Barbara Capell of Louisburg; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy A. and Marion Petty of Raleigh; grandchildren, Tony Capell (Janell), Terri Fryman; Johnny Fletcher; Bonnie Morgan (Daryl); great-grandchildren, Scott, Blake, and Cameron Capell; Ricky, and Mark Rudd; Courtney, and Colton Fletcher; Jennifer, and Kevin Morgan; great great-grandchildren, Nathan, and Carter Capell. 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, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=b89f351429