Obituaries for Strickland Funeral Home Obituary 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 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=c4ae363258Obituary for Mabel Hochenedel AllenMABEL HOCHENEDEL ALLEN Mabel Hochenedel Allen, of Louisburg, North Carolina, died at her Sons home, April 29, 2015. She was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on June 22, 1922 to Jane Elizabeth Chauvin Hochenedel an artist and designer, and Benjamin Franklin Hochenedel a sugar chemist. After her father died in 1924, her mother remarried William Elliott Jones in 1928, who worked in the sugar industry for Southdown Plantation. The family moved to Crescent Farm Plantation, Houma, La. Mabel was educated at Lorton Preparatory School and Terrebonne High School. She attended Saint Mary’s College in Raleigh, NC. From there she studied Art at Tulane University, G. Sophie Newcomb College, in New Orleans, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts on May 31, 1944. She was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. After graduation, she helped with the War effort, drafting in an aircraft facility. After WWII she met Carroll W. Allen, and they were married in October of 1945. They had two Children, Adria Hale Allen and Benjamin Hamilton Allen. Mabel Moved to Louisburg, NC, in 1967. She worked in the Franklin Co. School system teaching art. After retiring she continued teaching and painting from her home. She became widely known for her Watercolor paintings and sketches, her ability to capture the essence of a scene or subject, with just minimal strokes of a brush or pen was always amazing! She was very generous with her art giving many painting to family and friends or whomever came to visit. Mabel, moved in with her son Ben and daughter-in-law Ellen, May of 2013 where she lived until her death. Mabel’s daughter Adria passed away in January of 2012, and her granddaughter, Alexa Moore passed away in August of 2013. Mabel had two sisters, Betty Mckinne of Louisburg, NC, and Jane Johnston of Jackson, MS. both deceased. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ben H. and Ellen R. Allen; grandson, John B. Allen; granddaughter, Michelle Alston of Raleigh, N.C. and granddaughter, Wendy Pierce-Stephens; and numerous great-grandchildren. Memorial gifts can be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 247, Louisburg, N.C. 27549 and The Louisburg College ESSE QUAM VIDERI Public Art Project, Attn: Will Hinton, Louisburg College, 501 N. Main Street Louisburg, N.C. 27549 A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=9dbd362927Obituary for William Cleveland PerryWILLIAM “BUDDY” PERRY Oct. 5, 1942 - April 24, 2015 LOUISBURG - William “Buddy” Cleveland Perry, 72, died Friday night at Louisburg Nursing Center. He was born in Franklin County, the son of the late Cleveland and Jewel Faison Perry. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Kay P. Wall, Geraldine P. Richardson, Evelyn “Tootsie” P. Joyner and Carol P. Whisnant. A graveside service will be held 2 pm Tuesday, April 27, 2015 at Maplewood Cemetery in Wilson, NC. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 103 W. Franklin St., Louisburg, NC. www.stricklandfuneralhome.nethttp://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=54ef362596Obituary for Robert Daniel PriceROBERT DANIEL PRICE January 19, 1938 - April 23, 2015 WENDELL - Robert Daniel Price, 77, of 1425 S. Hollybrook Rd., went home to be with the LORD Thursday afternoon surrounded by his wife and friends. He was born in Durham County the son of the late Sevella Vance and Ruth Allen Price. He was a retired Insurance Sales Agent for Southland Life Insurance Co. with 27 years of service. He was a loving husband, father, brother and was loved by all his family. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Robert “Van” Price; sister, Jimmie Price Temple and brother-in-law, Billy Powell. Funeral service will be held 3 pm Sunday at Baptist Tabernacle Church. Burial will follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens in Zebulon. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 56 years, Franceline Hinton Price; sister, Edna Price Rose and husband, Kenneth of Raleigh; brother-in-law, Joe Temple of Wendell; special niece (like a daughter) Faith Powell Eres of Newport News, VA; sisters-in-law, Ruth Avery (R.A.), Dot Powell, Joy Rae Parrish (Milton), Othell Price (Larry), and Dale Driver (Randy); aunt, Estelle Owens of Raleigh; numerous, nieces, nephews and cousins. Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Baptist Tabernacle Family Ministry Center, 1599 NC Hwy 231,Wendell, NC 27591. The family will receive friends 1:15 - 2:45 pm Sunday prior to the service in the Baptist Tabernacle Family Ministry Center and other times at the home. Arrangements by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg. www.stricklandfuneralhome.nethttp://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=4956362553Obituary 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=9531361042