Obituaries

Posted 5/20/21

HENRY OSCAR DAVIS

Henry Oscar Davis, 75, of Siler City passed away on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, surrounded by his family at UNC Hospice, Pittsboro.

Mr. Davis was born in Chatham County on …

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HENRY OSCAR DAVIS

Henry Oscar Davis, 75, of Siler City passed away on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, surrounded by his family at UNC Hospice, Pittsboro.

Mr. Davis was born in Chatham County on February 21, 1946, the son of Billy June and Myrtle Brower Davis. Henry was a member of Loves Creek Baptist Church, but attended Piney Grove UMC in his later years. Having a passion for hard work, Henry formed his business, Davis Rigging & Welding, in 1977 where he served as Owner/Operator until his retirement in 2015. Henry was also a member of the U.S. National Guard. He would spend his free time at auctions, collecting antique cranes, tractors and attending tractor shows. Henry loved spending any time he could with his grandson, Davis. Henry is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Robert A. Davis.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Bonnie Walters Davis; daughters, Sonya Davis Wilson of Siler City, Stacey Davis Rhodes and husband Dustin of Siler City; sister, Brenda Davis Washburn of Smyrna; grandson, Davis Rhodes; and several nieces and nephews.

Henry Laid in Repose on Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home. The funeral was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at Loves Creek Baptist Church, with Rev. Parker Coppock and Rev. Jim Folks officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Donate Life North Carolina, donatelifenc.org, P.O. Box 5536, Cary, N.C. 27512 or Chatham Animal Rescue and Education, P.O. Box 610, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted the Davis family.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com .

WILLIAM HOYLE DIXON

William Hoyle Dixon, age 93, of Siler City passed away on Thursday, May 13, 2021, at Brookridge Retirement Community in Winston-Salem.

Mr. Dixon was born in Guilford County on June 22, 1927, the son of Willie A. and Lula Victoria Griffin Dixon. Hoyle served in the US Merchant Marines. He was a member of the Oakley Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon and the Choir Director. He spent his working years as a dedicated shop teacher. He was a great carpenter, and always building things like custom kitchen cabinets and picture frames. Hoyle is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Ann Bray Dixon; daughter, Vanessa Thompson and husband Phillip of Siler City; son, Keith Dixon and wife Mary Ruth of Boiling Springs; sister, Marian Phillips of Winston Salem; brothers, Royce Dixon and wife Eloise of Rock Hill, S.C. and Ronald Dixon of Kingsport, Tennessee; grandchildren, Mandy Oldham and husband Todd, Travis Thompson and wife Amber, Jeremy Dixon and wife Melea and Jacob Dixon and wife Colleen; great grandchildren, Dylan, Will, Savanna, Maggie, Lilly, Willow, Christopher, Cooper, Quinn, Luke, Reese and Jack.

Mr. Dixon Laid in Repose on Sunday, May 16, 2021, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home. The funeral was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 17, 2021, at Oakley Baptist Church with Dr. Jeff Johnson and Rev. Keith Dixon officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Oakley Baptist Church, 2300 Siler City-Glendon Road, Siler City, N.C. 27344 or the Baptist Retirement Homes of NC, P.O. Box 11024, Winston Salem, N.C. 27116.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Dixon family.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com .

CARL GRANT SANKEY

Carl Grant Sankey, 77, of Siler City passed away on Friday, May 14, 2021, surrounded by his loved ones at his home in Siler City.

Mr. Sankey was born July 9, 1943, the son of Ralph Sankey and Dorothy McConnell Crocker. Carl was a Private in the National Guard. He spent his working years as a truck driver, then as the Owner/Operator of Carl Sankey Trucking. Carl loved spending his free time by a pond fishing, or just spending time outdoors. He loved his family and his land. Carl is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Dale, Paul and Wayne Sankey.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Lucille Cox Sankey; daughter, Tammy Sankey Fox; son, Todd Sankey; grandchildren, Corey and Taylor Fox and Andrew Sankey; and great grandchild, Jason Perla, all of Siler City.

The family will plan a Celebration of Life at a later date.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Sankey family.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com .

MADALYNE MONROE JEFFRIES

Madalyne Monroe Jeffries, 2 months old, of Goldston passed away on Friday, May 14, 2021, at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.

Madalyne was born in Lee County on February 24, 2021, the daughter of Kristopher Jeffries and Anna Wall.

Madalyne Monroe Jeffries, you were so loved by many. She had a smile that could light the night. She loved waking up in the morning with her dad. She was attached to her mom’s hips. She loved everyone, she had her dad’s attitude and her mother’s charm. Madalyne is preceded in death by her paternal great grandmother, Shirley Monroe Jeffries; and maternal great grandfather, Robert Nelson Wall.

She is survived by her parents; sister, Natalie Jeffries; maternal grandfather, Darrell Wall of Chapel Hill; maternal grandmother, Brenda Armstrong of Siler City; aunts and uncles, Lisa, Tyler and Kyle Wall, Kimberly and Kelly Jeffries, Jessica Armstrong (Jody Harris), Jamie Armstrong (Jake Thorne), and Jill Armstrong; and multiple cousins.

The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Jeffries family.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com .

David Herman Jones Sr.

November 6, 1941 - December 14, 2020

David Herman Jones Sr., 79, of Cary, passed away on December 14, 2020.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Atkinson Jones; sons, David Jones, Jr., and Michael Wayne Jones; and sister, Carolyn Jones Stinson.

A memorial graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 23, 2021, at Loves Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Jones family.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com .

ANNE ELIZABETH EUBANKS ATWATER

Anne Elizabeth Eubanks Atwater, 94, of Chapel Hill, peacefully passed away in her home surrounded by her children and Walter, her loving husband of over 71 years.

Anne was born in April of 1927 to Jacob and Nora Eubanks of Cane Creek. She is predeceased in death by her parents and brothers, Joe, Robert, Brack and Warren. She is survived by her children, Alana (Gene) Finney of Kannapolis, James (Jeanett) Atwater of Chapel Hill, Beth (Pete) Junquera of Benson, NY and Maria (Dwayne) Hendrix of Clemmons. She was blessed to have nine wonderful grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

Anne was a caregiver to many and considered a mother to multiple generations. She will always be remembered as “Mama Anne” by the entire community.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to Chatham County Council on Aging (Pittsboro branch).

A visitation was held from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, 2791 Jones Ferry Road in Pittsboro. A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Danny Berrier presiding.

Please leave online condolences at www.donaldsonfunerals.com .

Donaldson Funeral Home and Crematory is honored and grateful to serve the family of Mrs. Atwater.

Elaine T. Gaines

Elaine Teague Gaines, 72, of Siler City passed away on Monday, May 17, 2021, at Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro.

Mrs. Gaines was born in Chatham County on January 7, 1949, the daughter of Tommy T. and Mary Lindley Teague. Elaine was a member of Rocky River Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher for 2 and 3-year olds, the nursery coordinator, a member of the Adult Sunday School Class, and played in the Hand Bell Choir. She spent her working years at Boling Chair Company and Basic Machinery, as a receptionist and secretary. She was a wonderful sewer and loved to spend her free time crocheting and reading. Elaine loved going to the beach and spent all the time she could with her granddaughters. In addition to her parents, Elaine is preceded in death by her daughter, Cathy G. York.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Eddie F. Gaines; daughter, Allison Gaines Loyd and husband Eric of Goldston; sisters, Gayle T. Black of Siler City, Shelby T. Wilson of High Falls and Martha T. Curry of Lexington; granddaughters, Casey and Maggie York; step-grandson, Jake Loyd; and son-in-law, Barry York of Liberty.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 21, 2021, at Rocky River Baptist Church, 4436 Siler City-Snow Camp Road, Siler City, with Dr. Greg W. Burriss officiating. Inurnment will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph, 416 Vision Dr., Asheboro, N.C. 27203, www.hospiceofrandolph.org

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Gaines family.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com .

JUDY GREY HUNTSMAN

Judy Grey Huntsman, 75, of Carrboro, died Thursday, May 13, 2021, at Longleaf Neuro-Medical Treatment Facility.

Mrs. Huntsman was born in Carrboro on May 29, 1945. She was the daughter of Jesse Suitt and Beulah Lacock Suitt. Judy is preceded in death by her husband, Ken Huntsman and former spouse, Larry M. Smith.

Judy is survived by her daughter Lisa Smith Powell and husband Bobby of Pittsboro; four grandchildren, Cali Powell, Hanson Powell, Quin Powell, Mason Powell; one step-daughter, Alicia Huntsman of Burlington; one brother, Phil Suitt and wife Beverly of Carrboro; two nieces, Miranda Suitt Fearrington and Ashley Suitt Covington, both of Pittsboro; several great-nieces and nephews; and her dog, Toby.

A graduate of Chapel Hill High School, she retired from UNC Hospitals. She spent several years working at Sutton’s Drug Store, as well as nursing homes in Chapel Hill after her retirement.

The family will receive friends Thursday, May 20, 2021, from 1 to 1:45 p.m. at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. A Celebration of Life will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Dan Robinson presiding.

Online condolences may be left at: www.donaldsonfunerals.com.

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