Obituaries for Strickland Funeral Home Obituary for Grace Narron AndersonGRACE N. ANDERSON Sept. 18, 1927 - Feb. 27, 2015 WENDELL - Grace Narron Anderson, 87, of Wendell died Friday at WakeMed surrounded by her family. Grace was the daughter of Jody and Aby Narron and grew up in the Flower Hill community in Johnston County. She lived most of the rest of her life in the Corinth Holders community. She loved her work and was a retired title examiner with NCDMV. Grace loved the Lord, her family, Corinth Baptist Church and her many friends. Widowed young, Grace raised her 2 children Judy and Ricky. She was a strong willed independent lady and was an inspiration to others. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harold Anderson, siblings, Hoyt, Ransome, Harvey, Arie, Daisy and Esker. She is survived by her daughter Judy A. Womack (Larry) of Nashville, her son Ricky Anderson (Donna) of Zebulon, grandchildren, Kevin Creech (Renee), Scott Womack (Jenny), Faith Anderson and Isaac Anderson; sister, Jewel Weaver of Fayetteville, brother, Kenneth Narron (Barbara) of Middlesex; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be Monday, March 2nd, at 7:00 pm at Corinth Baptist Church, 13450 NC Hwy. 96, Zebulon, with visitation following the service. Burial will be on Tuesday, March 3rd at 2:00 pm in the church cemetery. Arrangements by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, NC. www.stricklandfuneralhome.nethttp://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=eaee357807Obituary for Ann Price HortonANN P. HORTON March 9, 1942 - February 24, 2015 LOUISBURG - Ann Price Horton, 72, of Louisburg, died Tuesday evening at Rex Hospital. Ann was a daughter of the late Emmit and Viola Denton Price. She was preceded in death by her brother, Charlie Price. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at New Hope Christian Church with Reverend Steve Barham officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Burial will be private. Ann is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Betty H. and Graham Arnold; sons, Donnie Horton and Ronnie Horton all of Louisburg; sisters, Shirley Jean Price of Youngsville; Vivian Mulchi of Zebulon; brothers and sister-in-law, M.D. Price; Bobby and Betty Price all of Youngsville; 6 grandchildren. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=5ada357574Obituary for Jessie "Jay" Bryant Richardson, Jr.JESSIE (JAY) RICHARDSON, JR. Sept. 29, 1950 - Feb. 24, 2015 WENDELL - Jay Richardson, 64, went home to be with his Lord Tuesday morning surrounded by his family. He faithfully served his family as a loving husband of 44 years, a loving daddy, brother and friend to all. He was devoted to his Church where he loved playing the bass guitar for the Lord and to his job and work family at Grifols for 35 years. Funeral service will be held 3 pm Sunday at Zebulon Baptist Church. Burial, Upchurch, Alford, Bunn Cemetery in Pilot. He is survived by his devoted wife and high school sweetheart, Pat D. Richardson and his one and only daughter, Tracy Bug and husband, Gus Alford; sisters, Pattie Jo Blalock, Linda Morgan and Brenda Futrell; brothers, Tony and Steve Richardson; 3 granddaughters and 2 great-grandsons. He was preceded in death by his parents, Daphine G. and J.B. Richardson, Sr. and brother, Bennie Richardson. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to East Wake Church of God, PO Box 1628, Wendell, NC 27591 A special thanks to Dr. Roy Cromartie and Staff and Rex Staff 4 West and CTICU for their love and care shown to Jay and his family. The family will receive friends Sunday prior to the service from 1:00 to 2:45 pm at the church and other times at the home of Tracy and Gus Alford, 3017 Pearces Rd., Zebulon. Arrangements by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 103 W. Franklin St., Louisburg, NC. www.stricklandfuneralhome.nethttp://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=b393357615Obituary for Ruth Mullen HatcherRUTH M. HATCHER Jan. 14, 1924 - Feb. 22, 2015 BUNN - Ruth Mullen Hatcher “Meme”, 91, went to heaven to be with her Lord and savior Sunday afternoon. She was born in Franklin County, daughter of the late Grover Cleveland Mullen and Myrtle Richardson Mullen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Hatcher, daughter, Violet Perry Martin, son-in-law, Larry Helms, sister, Elaine Pearce and brothers, Sam, Frank and Owen Mullen. She is survived by daughter, Joann Helms, son, Tim Hatcher (Vickie), daughter, Pam Alford (Larry), daughter, Cris Creech (Jerry) and son-in-law, Mickey Martin; sisters, Linda Barbour and Marion Liles; 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services will be conducted on Tuesday, February 24th at Poplar Springs Baptist Church, Zebulon, NC. Visitation will be at 1:30 pm at the church prior to the serviced at 2:30 pm. Burial will follow at Pine Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery. Flowers accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Transitions Life Care, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607 or the Annie Armstrong Easter offering at Poplar Springs Baptist Church, 89 Brantleytown Rd., Zebulon, NC 27597 Strickland Funeral Home, 103 W. Franklin St., Louisburg, NC. www.stricklandfuneralhome.nethttp://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=b470357220Obituary for Eleanor Martin YeagerEleanor Martin Yeager, 89, of 1005 Myra Falls Rd., Wendell, passed away at her home on Sunday, February 22, 2015 surrounded by her family. She was born February 8, 1926 in Wake County. Eleanor was the daughter of the late Charlie and Annie Martin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Yeager Jr., son Dr. John A. Yeager III, brothers Golda Martin, Dr. Donion Martin, Theodric Martin, Theron Martin, Dr. W. J. Martin, and Clarence Martin. She is survived by sons Mart Yeager (Alecia) and Boody Yeager (Kelli) of Wendell; grandchildren: Fallen King (Scott), Brittany Yeager, Anna Yeager, Nina Morgan (Cameron), Allison Yeager, Matthew Yeager, Phillip Yeager, and Blake Yeager; great-granddaughter, Chloe Scott King; former daughter in law, Tracey Blanchard; and special caregivers Vonda Pearce and Veronica Exum. ”Ahma” and “Grandmommie”, as she was affectionately called, was the loving and caring matriarch of her family. She received much pleasure from being surrounded by, caring for and cooking for her family. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 2:00 at Central Baptist Church Chapel, Wendell, NC. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:30-1:45 in the Fellowship Hall and at other times at the home. Burial will follow at Clyde’s Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery. Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to Transitions Life Care, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607 or Central Baptist Church, 11109 Poole Rd. Wendell, NC 27591. Arrangements by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, NC. www.stricklandfuneralhome.nethttp://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=c00a357344Obituary for Willia Autrey CashWILLIA A. CASH December 13, 1948 - February 18, 2015 LOUISBURG - Willia Autrey Cash, 66, of Louisburg, died Wednesday morning at her home. Willia was preceded in death by her father, William Autrey; daughter, Angel Cash; brothers, Richard Autrey and Ray Autrey. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Calvary Baptist Tabernacle with Rev. Mark Tondee officiating. Burial will follow at Ransdell Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 - 2 p.m. Friday prior to the service. Willia is survived by her husband, Badgie Cash; sons, Stanley Cash and Scottie Cash both of Louisburg; mother, Dorothy Autrey; sister, Rita Beautow both of Bunn; brothers, Bobby Autrey of Wilton; William Autrey, Jr. of Burell; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=7712356850Obituary for Eleanor Jane "E.J." Kemp BakerELEANOR JANE “E.J” KEMP BAKER November 5, 1953 - February 6, 2015 YOUNGSVILLE - Eleanor Jane “E.J.” Kemp Baker, 61, of Youngsville, NC, passed away on February 6, 2015 surrounded by her family. EJ was born in Louisburg, NC on November 5, 1953 and married Donald Horace Baker on November 12, 1972. She worked at the Harris Chapel Preschool as a preschool teacher for over 30 years. She is survived by her husband, Donald Horace Baker; daughter, Amanda Baker Hirko and husband, Eddie; son, Brian Donald Baker; and grandchildren, Lily Madeline Hirko and Ethan Joseph Hirko. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Harris Chapel Preschool Program at Harris Chapel Baptist Church, 2960 Tarboro Rd., Youngsville, NC 27596. Services will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday, February 10, 2015 in the Chapel of Strickland Funeral Home, Louisburg. Visitation will be 2-3 pm prior to the service. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=e8eb355883Obituary for Janet Leonard WesterJANET LEONARD WESTER January 8, 1933 - February 3, 2015 LOUISBURG - Dr. Janet Leonard Wester, wife, mother, retired English professor, died Tuesday February 3, 2015. She was born January 8, 1933, to W. Henry and Gladys B. Leonard, who preceded her in death. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, W. Donald Wester. She loved her family, her home, and her flower gardens. She loved to travel and to meet various cultures. She was especially enamored of gaining new knowledge on many subjects and believed, as every good teacher should, that learning is a lifelong pursuit. Her favorite quotation was “He who is not busy being born is busy dying,” and she attempted to live by that philosophy. She married young and, after her three children were school-age, she earned an AA degree from Louisburg College and a B.A., M.A., and D. Ed. from North Carolina State University, all with high honors. She was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and an honorary member of Phi Theta Kappa, an honors organization for which she was a faculty advisor for several years. She retired from a thirty-three-year career at Peace College in Raleigh in May 2004. During her tenure there, she served as Chair of the Humanities Division for six years, Coordinator of Honors/Scholars for four years, Director of Summer programs for twelve years, and Advisor to the Yearbook staff for seventeen years. She loved her students and her College and felt blessed to have found a place where she believed that she made a difference in the lives of young women. Dr. Wester is survived by son, Barry D. Wester and wife, Anne of Bath, NC, by son Leonard F. Wester and wife, Dorothy of Louisburg, daughter, J. Hope Wester of Henderson, by grandson, Travis Wester and wife, Jenny, by granddaughters Brooks W. Smith and her husband, Tim, granddaughters Cassie Joyner and her husband, Kyle, Natalie Farmer and her husband, Jason, Jamie Weaver and her fiancé, Alex Campbell, 5 great-grandsons, 2 great-granddaughters. She is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Betsy Leonard of Tifton, GA. At Dr. Wester’s request services will be private. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=c519355631Obituary for Ronald Roy "Capsule" Garland“CAPSULE” RONALD R. GARLAND June 21, 1932 - February 1, 2015 LOUISBURG, NC - Ronald Roy “Capsule” Garland, 82, of Louisburg, NC, formerly of Benton, KY, died Sunday evening at his home surrounded by his family. Ronald was a son of the late Clay and Esther Garland. He was a retired electrician. A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Thursday evening at Calvary Baptist Tabernacle with Reverend Mark Tondee officiating. A private burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Ronald is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Judy Garland; daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Mark Tondee of Bunn; son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Julie Garland of Lancaster, PA; grandchildren, Matthew, Steven, Jonathan, and Cassie Tondee; Nick, and Nate Garland; 7 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Calvary Christian School, 394 Ferrells Bridge Rd., Louisburg, NC 27549. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=8f07355434Obituary 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=1cb5355108