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William Henry Petty

September 13th, 1922 - February 8th, 2016

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Mr. William Henry Petty was born on September 13, 1922 to parents, Matrina Kimble Petty and Porter Petty in Lee County, North Carolina and he transitioned from this life on February 8, 2016.

In 1943 he joined the United States Army. Upon his return he began working at Kirkman and Myricks Barber Shop. He was a member of St. James Baptist Church until his health declined.

Lovingly known by his family as Uncle “H”, he was a sharp dresser and generous to family and friends. William had very special companions, Ms. Juanita Sloan and daughter, Cheryl Sloan.
After his health declined in the 1990s, he went to Moses Cone Extended Care where he met an angel, Mrs. Brooks, who was special to him and was a loving caregiver, whom we thank dearly.

William was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Daniel and James Thomas Petty, Sr.; sisters Gertrude Hargraves, Helena, Delores and Porter Mae Petty; and brother-in-law, John L. Clapp.

He is survived by one brother-in-law, Patrick Hargraves, nephews, James Thomas Petty, Jr., James Henry Clapp (Janine), Roderick Hargraves (Tonya); nieces, Candy Means (Phillip), Niecey Howard (Jan), Robin (Martin Davis), Jackie (Quinton Smalls), Von Clapp, Linda Clapp and a host of other relatives of the loving Petty family.

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From Deborah Gregson on June 15th, 2016
Image I found out today about Mr. Petty's passing in Feburary.  I was really sorry to learn that he was gone.  I thought he'd live forever.  I knew him first from Fourth Street Barber Shop where he worked with Ted.  My husband had painted his name on the sign there, where his name stayed even after he moved to Cone Extended Care.  After Ted got sick we would take Mr. Petty his favorite chocolate and soft drinks for treats during the time my mother in law was staying there from 2005 through 2007 and a while after she passed.  Ted always thought so much of Mr. Petty, and we enjoyed his company too.  I spent many days with him outside in the courtyard working on the bushes and flowers while he catnapped in the sun.  I'd have to sweet talk him into coming inside for a drink of water and to cool off so he wouldn't get baked in the sun.  He really loved the sunshine and outdoors.  He was always happy and enjoyed the company of anyone who would sit and talk to him.  I wish I had known him when he was able to talk about his younger life and his time in the service or working.  I remember people at the barber shop always being impressed with how he was able to make their shoes look like they were brand new.  One time in the nursing home I asked him about his slippers and he said he wore them because he never wanted to shine another shoe again.  I know your family misses him.  I wanted you to know that others do too.  I'd gone to visit a friend who is at Heartland today and didn't see Mr. Petty in the halls or outside so asked about him.  It's sad knowing that fine man isn't in this world anymore, he was the example of the kind of person we should all strive to be.  Know that there are many people who were touched by Mr. Petty and through him have had a chance in a way to know your family.  Have a good family reunion this weekend.  Deborah
 

Harold Leon Rogers

April 10th, 1947 - January 26th, 2016

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Harold Leon Rogers of Chapel Hill, NC was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 26, 2016 at the age of 68.

Harold was born to the late Ernest and Mildred Rogers in 1947. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Ronald and Thomas Rogers and sisters, Ernestine and Fay Rogers.

He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Robin Rogers of the home; three daughters: Bernadette Bowen of White Lake, Alicia Coltrane (Tracy) of Durham, and Addie J. Becton. One son, Joshua Davis of Greensboro; one brother, Charles (Doug) Rogers (Bonnie); mother-in-law, Gloria Earle of Georgia; two sisters-in-law: Tori Titus-Green (James) of Sanford and Carla Earle of California. Two brothers-in-law: Joseph Earl of New York and Skip Barbee of Morrisville. Three aunts: Gertrude Nunn of Chapel Hill, Alonius Nickens of Chapel Hill and Elizabeth Barden of Maryland; one special friend, Tony Peay of Chapel Hill and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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From SHIRLEY MASSENGAL on February 7th, 2016
i will miss you.
 

Samuel Freeman Rogers

January 10th, 1942 - December 25th, 2014

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Samuel Freeman Rogers (Sam Jr.), son of the late Samuel and Leah Rogers, was born on January 10, 1942 in Durham, NC and departed this live on December 25, 2014.

 
He was the beloved husband of Bettie Rogers, father of Warren (Deanine), Darren, Quiana (Josiah) and Marcus (Tiffany).

Interment in Hickory Grove Missionary Baptist Church cemetery

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From Shirley Massengale on January 10th, 2015
Sam you always be in my heart. Miss you
 

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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