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Leah Morphis Rogers

March 20th, 1922 - March 20th, 2014

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Mrs. Leah Morphis Rogers, daughter of Samuel Morphis was born March 20, 1922 in Orange County. She entered into eternal rest on March 20, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband Samuel F. Rogers, her two sisters Ethel Morphis and Vivian Morphis; three brothers: Harold Morphis, Charles Morphis, and William Morphis. She received her education from Orange County Public Schools.

In the early years, Leah joined First Baptist Church in Chapel Hill, NC. She faithfully attended First Baptist Church until her health started to decline.

We will always remember Leah for being very independent and never depending on others for anything. Her favorite words were "What do I owe you"? Her words were always kind and easy going, but she would let you know "What you could and couldn't do." For those that remember -­ the little old lady in the red coat that went to the mailbox many times during the day to check the mail. Her grandchildren were her inspiration and love during her lifetime.

She leaves to cherish her memories two sons of Chapel Hill, NC, Roland Rogers (Geraldine) and Samuel Rogers (Betty); two nieces Helen Harris and Sea Morphis; three sisters-in-law ·Allonious Nickens of Chapel Hill, NC, Gertrude Nunn of Chapel Hill, NC, Elizabeth Barden of Baltimore, MD; eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. A special recognition of her long time employer and friend, Mrs. Dorothy Blythe and family, and her caretaker Mrs. Geraldine F. Rogers.

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John Leonard Clapp, Jr

May 9th, 1945 - November 20th, 2013

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John Leonard Clapp, Jr. was born to the late John Leonard Clapp, Sr. and Porter Mae Petty-Clapp on May 9, 1945. God, in his infinite wisdom and mercy, called John t himself on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 with his family by his side.
 
John attended the Guilford County School System. He served in the United States Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. His work history included The City of Greensboro, K-Mart Distribution Center, Levolor and North Carolina A&T State University. He was a third generation shoemaker and this was his passion.
 
John accepted Jesus, the Christ, as his Lord and Savior and was affiliated with Inner Growth Ministry Outreach.
 
John (JC to many) dearly loved his family, the camaraderie of friends and fishing. John love unconditionally. He was an awesome example to those who knew hence of the freeing power of forgiveness.
 
In addition to his father and mother, John was preceded in death by brothers Girardeau Clapp, Keith Smith and brother-in-law George Welborn.
 
John (JC) leaves to celebrate his life, his sons and daughters, Derrick L. Clapp, Mareo A. Clapp (Sharon), Katrice A. Clapp White (Ronton), Aretha A. Shaw (Harry) of Aiken, SC, Jaycee G. Clapp (Alice), John L. Clapp, III; special sons, Bryan R. Johnson and Damon W. Johnson of Atlanta, GA; his siblings, Linda Clapp Welborn, James Henry Clapp, Donald Wayne Clapp (Carolene), Portia Lavonne Clapp Alston, Donald Lee Garner (Marietta), Nathaniel Garner and Michael Garner, his uncle, William H. Petty, fourteen grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, Phillis Johnson, whom he affectionately called “My Honey” and his stepmother Iris Clapp and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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John Leonard Clapp

April 18th, 1919 - October 14th, 2013

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John Leonard Clapp was born to the late John L Clapp and Parthenia Richmond Clapp on April 8, 919.  He took the wings of glory into eternity from this life on October 4, 2013 at 94 years old, his "'WOW" moment.
 
To the union of John L and Parthenia were born Albert, Walter, Maybell, O.Z., Alta, and Dorothy his sisters and brothers who have all preceded him in death.
 
Leonard’s life was filled with raising his family and work.  His jobs included working at the Chevrolet dealership in Greensboro as a mechanic and co-owing a business with his brother as a shoemaker where his slogan was “Have shoes will travel”. Leonard retired from Wade’s Dry Cleaners and filed his days with fishing and gardening.
 
Elder Clapp was a non-judgmental man with a peaceful presence. He was devoted to the work of the ministry where he served as senior elder. As a longtime member of Inner Growth Ministry Outreach, he trained ushers and spoke of those things to come. He was known to everyone as “Daddy Clapp” and will be greatly missed by all those whom knew him.
 
John Leonard leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife of 30 years, Iris Robins Clapp. He also leaves to cherish his memory ten children, Linda Clapp Welborn (George deceased), John L. Clapp, Jr., James Henry Clapp, Girardeau Clapp (deceased), Donald Wayne Clapp (Carolene), Portia Lavonne Clapp Alston, Keith Smith (deceased), Donald Lee Garner (Marieta), Nathaniel Garner and Michael Garner. He had a host of grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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From Wayne Clapp on December 13th, 2013
I trully miss my Dad very much! Thank you Daddy for always being there for us. I luv you very much! Wayne
 

David Nickens

September 23rd, 1952 - April 1st, 2013

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Mr. David Bryon Nickens, 60, passed away Monday, April 1, 2013 at his home. David was born in Lakewood County, NJ. He is preceded in death by his father, Philmore Nickens and son, Kevin Nickens. Mr. Nickens was employed as a truck driver until his health failed.

Surviving are his wife, Taundra Love Nickens; mother, Allonious Nickens; daughter, Susan Nickens; step-daughter, Sierra Fellows; step-son, Jeffery Fellows and brothers, Reggie, Geary and Keith Nickens.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Chapel Hill with Pastor Maythel Clemmons officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends, 6-8 p.m., Friday, April 5, 2013 at Clements Funeral Home in Durham.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fresenius Medical Care West Pettigrew Dialysis , 1507 W Pettigrew St, Durham, NC 27705.

The family would like to thank West Pettigrew Dialysis staff and Healthcare options staff

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From Darlette Clark on April 7th, 2013
David we will miss you!
Love Darlette & Family
 
From Sheila Johnson Owens on April 9th, 2013
David you know that you will truly be missed.  I love you and cousin, you may now have the peace that was long over due.  May God continue to look over your family. Please be my Guardian Angel. You know me. Sheila
 

Ashley Nunn

May 1st, 1946 - July 19th, 2012


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Ashley Bernard Nunn, a resident of Chapel Hill, NC, entered into eternal rest on July 19, 2012 after an extended illness. Ashley was born on May 1, 1946 to the late Irving E. Nunn and Gertrude Rogers Nunn.

He leaves to cherish his memory: his mother, Gertrude Nunn of the home, one daughter, Carleste Nicole Steele of Durham, one son, Adam Weatherby Nunn of New Orleans, a sister, Judy Nunn-Snipes (Roger) of Chapel Hill, two brothers, Lacy Nunn (Veronica) of Mebane, Irving Nunn (Linda) of Chapel Hill, three aunts, Elizabeth Barden of Baltimore, Allonious Nickens and Effie Merritt of Chapel Hill, three grandchildren, Jeremy, Ciera, Sean, three great-grandchildren, Makai, Kya, Javari, special friends, John “the Kid” Jones, Charles “the Tobe” Booth, Bobby “the Frog” Jones, Jesse Cradle, and a host of other family and friends.


 


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From Sheila Johnson-Owens on July 25th, 2012
Ashley, I am so heart broken that you had to go, but we all know that God knows best. It was time for you to rest and no longer feel that pain that you were feeling. I love you and will miss you dearly, but rest in peace my cousin. 

Your loving cousin, Sheila
 
From Gwen Anderson on July 25th, 2012
Ashley was one of my favorite cousins, he had such a warm calm spirit. We had lots of fun and laughter together. If he didn't like my choice of clothing he had no problems telling me so :). I could always count on eating some food that was cooked to perfection when he prepared it.  It always had his personal spin/signiture on it that could not be duplicated by someone else.

I am honored that God allowed me the oppunitity to share Christ with Aslhey. During Ashleys sickness we spent time  praying and talking about the goodness of the Lord.  Ashley never complained but continued to be thankful to God.
 
From Darlette Clark on April 7th, 2013
Ashley You will Be truly Miss!!!
Darlette & Family
 

Nathaniel Alston, Jr

May 13th, 1946 - March 1st, 2012


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Nathaniel Alston, Jr., 66, died Thursday, March 1, 2012 at the Danville Regional Medical Center. Born May 13, 1946 in Greensboro, NC, he was the son of the late Nathaniel Alston, Sr. and Louise Austin Alston, who survives. He was married to Rachel Carter Alston, who survives.

Survivors including his wife of the residence and mother of Greensboro, NC, are two sons, Andre Alston (Racquel) of Jonesboro, GA and Barry Carter of Lithonia, GA; three sisters, Wanda Richmond (Marvin) and Regina Alston both of Greensboro, NC and Dorothea Alston of Winston-Salem, NC; one brother, Ronald Alston of Greensboro, NC and a host of other relatives and friends. In addition to his father he was predeceased by a brother, Anthony Alston.


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Gertrude Petty (Hargraves)

May 10th, 1938 - September 7th, 2011


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On Wednesday, September 7, 2011, God picked one of His finest orchids from His field of hard laborers. God quickly called Gertrude and said, "Your work is done; it is time to rest." Triumphantly she entered into God's bosom, peacefully and quietly.

A native of Greensboro, North Carolina, Gertrude Petty Hargraves was born to the late Porter Petty and Matrina Kimber, on May 10, 1938 in Guilford County. She was educated in the Greensboro City Schools.

She was united in marriage to Patrick Hargraves, and to this union three siblings were born. Gertrude was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and Christian. She dedicated herself to Christ at an early age and became a member of St. James Baptist Church. There was no task too hard, no challenge too deep or wide. "If it's the will of God," she'd say, "I will not accept defeat." Gertrude had a warm heart and was always willing to work.

She was employed at Randy's Sandwich shop - which later became The Grapevine Restaurant - until retirement.

Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents, Porter and Matrina Petty, son, Patrick, Jr.; sisters, Porta Mae Petty, Helen Petty, Margaret Jarrell and Delores Cooper; brothers, James Thomas Petty, Sr. and Daniel Petty.

She leaves to cherish her precious memory: husband, Patrick Hargraves; brother, William Henry Petty; sons, Roderick Hargraves (Theresea) and Parrish Hargraves (Tonya); Eight grandchildren, LaBaron and Nicole Hargraves, Parrish C. Hargraves, Jadeyn Hargraves, Rishon Hailey, Christopher Simon, Travis and Gabrielle Pass; a special daughter, Mary Kinlaw (Jerome); and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.



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