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Lessie Fowler

Mar 10, 1942 - Nov 24, 2023

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Burlington, NC

The Obituary Lessie Marie Graves Fowler, 81 of Burlington, NC gained her heavenly wings on Friday, November 24, 2023, surrounded by her family after a brief illness at UNC Chapel Hill Hospital. Lessie was a native of Orange County, she was born on March 10, 1942, to the late Samuel and Julur Yellock Graves. She leaves to cherish her beautiful memories, children Dianne Russell, Angela Lea and R. Andre Fowler (Laura), grandsons Adrian Christopher Graves and Cameron Fowler, great grandsons Adrian "...Read More

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Alton Watkins

Mar 26, 1937 - Feb 29, 2024

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Burlington, NC

Alton Watkins, a son of the late William Ander and Rena Miles Watkins departed this earthly life to enter into eternal life with the Lord on Thursday, February 29th at 8:57am. He was married to the love of his life, Alfreda Burnette Watkins and to this union two children were born. Alton and Alfreda enjoyed sixty five years of a loving and wonderful marriage. He retired from Burlington Industries and later worked for the school system as a bus driver. He was a member of Jeffries Cross Church where he served faithfully on the trustee board for seventeen years and was a welcoming usher for fifteen years. He loved his church dearly. He was a charter member of the Pleasant Grove Volunteer Fire Department for forty two years and retired as an honorary member. He also worked with the Alamance County Rescue Squad for twenty years. He had a quiet demeanor but loved helping people. He leaves precious memories to his wife Alfreda, daughter Audrey Watkins; grandsons: Brandon (whom he raised) and wife Jessica and Chad Watkins; great grandchildren: Ana, Brice, and Jace who brought him so much joy, his fur baby Muffy; brothers: Ravon (his twin) and Lawrence Watkins (Paulette); sisters: Louella Burnette, EmmaJean Slade, Laura Morrow and Vickie Wiley; brother in law Waldo Burnette; sisters-in-law, Shirley Watkins, Jattie Watkins, Paulette Watkins and Pearella Lea, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son Dwain Watkins; brothers: William "Bill" Watkins and Renaldo Watkins and sisters Geneva Hayes, Sonya Slade and Sudie Jeffries

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Donnie Eudora Shoffner Johnson

Nov 05, 1923 - Feb 29, 2024

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Burlington, NC

Donnie Eudora Shoffner Johnson, passed peacefully, February, 29, 2024 at Alamance Regional Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Graham Johnson and daughter of the late Daniel Moody Shoffner, and Blanche Isley Shoffner. She was a native of Alamance County, very proud to be 100 years old. She first started her work for the United States Government during WWII and she was Riveter, helping make air plane construction, after that she worked for Kayser Roth for 16, years, and then worked for the Alamance school system. Donnie was a member Grove Park Baptist Church for over 75 years. She loved her church and was very faithful and attentive to her service there. Serving on the bereavement committee and other committees she took great pride in helping her church. She loved to sing in the choir and was part of the senior choir the Melody Makers. She loved to teach and started the GA’S for the church. She was always volunteering her time at Meals On Wheels and Hospice. She is survived by her daughter Linda J. Newsom (Danny), daughter-in law, Cathy Johnson; grandchildren, Billie Caison (Ken), Stephanie Hancock (Matt), Jennifer Bryant (Nolan); thirteen great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Cecil Johnson, grandchildren, Tammy Goodwin and Timothy “Bo” Florence. sister, Ruby Longcrier, Mabel Newton, Brothers, Colon Shoffner, Winfred “Chunk” Shoffner, Hervey Shoffner, Rev. Billy Shoffner, Phalti Shoffner, Dover Shoffner. The Funeral service will be Monday, March 4, 2024 at 1:00pm at Grove Park Baptist Church and she will be laid to rest at Alamance Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends at 12pm one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Grove Park Baptist Church Music Fund, 108 Trail one, Burlington, NC 27215. To to the family or in memory of Donnie Eudora Shoffner Johnson, please

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Georgia Marie McKoy Bradsher

Feb 07, 1933 - Feb 29, 2024

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Burlington, NC

Love, grace, beauty and kindness were all encapsulated within Mrs. Georgia Marie McKoy Bradsher. Georgia was born on February 7, 1933 in Orange County, North Carolina to George McKoy and Alga Strayhorn McCoy. Initially she attended the segregated Orange County School System and later graduated from the Lincoln High School in 1951. Following her graduation, she enrolled at North Carolina College, now North Carolina Central University and graduated in 1951 with a Bachelors of Science Degree. She was a dedicated educator for several years and was a professional musician. She used her time and talent to encourage and uplift many worship services within the local and surrounding areas. While she was a member of Jeffries Cross Baptist Church, she used her God given talent of sacred church music with the following churches: Union Grove Baptist Church, First Baptist Church - Chapel Hill, St.. Matthews AME Church - Burlington, Jeffries Cross Baptist Church and most recently with First Baptist Church - Apple Street. The melody of her life will forever be cherished within the hearts and minds of several congregants who she was able to impact over the years. Georgia was an industrious woman. She was the owner and operator of Georgia’s Flower Shop for 10 years. Civically she was a member of the Democratic Women of Alamance County and a member of Sigma Gamma Roe Sorority Inc. In her spare time she loved to paint, complete puzzles and occasionally try her luck. She was devoted to Faith and Family. She leaves loving and lasting memories to her dedicated and devoted husband of over 60 years Lawrence L. Bradsher, Sr.; her loving and caring children: Algenia B. Terrell (Brandon) and Lawrence L. Bradsher, Jr (April); five adoring grandchildren who each individually were the apples of her eye: Aniya L. Bradsher, Kennedy Terrell, Aysia L. Bradsher, Lawrence L. Bradsher, III “Trey” and Nicholas Terrell and a sister Delores Hogan Clark. She also leaves memories to several nieces & nephews other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, in her passing she now joins her loving parents, her aunt and uncle: Laura & Albert Reaves who reared her as well as a brother and his wife Earl McCoy (Georgiana). To to the family or in memory of Georgia Marie (McCoy) Bradsher, please

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Robert McCabe Wolfe

Feb 23, 1942 - Feb 29, 2024

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Burlington, NC

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Donnie Eudora Shoffner Johnson

Nov 15, 1923 - Feb 29, 2024

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Burlington, NC

Donnie Eudora Shoffner Johnson, passed peacefully, February 29, 2024 at Alamance Regional Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Graham Johnson and daughter of the late Daniel Moody Shoffner, and Blanche Isley Shoffner. She was a native of Alamance County, very proud to be 100 years old. She first started her work for the United States Government during WWII and she was Riveter, helping make air plane construction, after that she worked for Kysor Roth for 16, years, and then worked for the Alamance school system. Donnie was a member Grove Park Baptist Church. She loved her church and was dedicated to her rolls at the church. Serving on the bereavement committee and others she took great pride in helping her church. She loved to sing in the choir and was part of the senior choir the Melody Makers. She loved to teach and started the GA’S for the church. She was always volunteering her time at Meals On Wheels and Hospice. She is survived by her daughter Linda J. Newsom and her husband Danny; grandchildren, Billie Caison (Ken), Tammy Goodwin, Stephanie Hancock (Matt), Jennifer Bryant (Nolan); twelve great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister, Ruby Longcrier, Mable Newton, Brothers, Colon Shoffner, Winfred Shoffner, Hervey Shoffner, Rev. Billy Shoffner, Phalti Shoffner, Dover Shoffner. The Funeral service will be Monday, March 4, 2024 at 1:00pm at Grove Park Baptist Church and she will be laid to rest at Alamance Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends at 12pm one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Grove Park Baptist Church Music Fund, 108 Trail one, Burlington, NC 27215. To to the family or in memory of Donnie Eudora Shoffner Johnson, please

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Monte Blair Holland

Sep 19, 1961 - Feb 27, 2024

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Burlington, NC

Monte Blair Holland, 62, passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 with complications from an eleven-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Monte retired as the Major of administration from the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office in 2014 with 30 years of service to his community. Monte served as a school resource office for several years of his career and often said this was the most rewarding part of his career. The students loved him for his patience and caring demeanor. He taught Dare and was awarded the top officer in his dare instructors graduating class. Upon his retirement he was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by Governor Pat McCrory. Monte had a beautiful voice and loved to sing. His voice afforded him his first career which was working as an on-air radio personality at several local radio stations. Monte also played the bagpipes and banjo. He was an avid runner and spent many years running marathons throughout the United States. Monte had a wonderful loving personality and always had a joke to tell anyone he met. He had a kind, giving heart. He was loved by everyone who knew him. Monte was a member of St Paul’s Community Church where through the years he served in the Templeton-Oakes Chancel Choir, the staff parish relations committee and fellowship committees. He was a member of Bula Lodge 409, a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and a past member of the Amran Shriners. Monte was an avid UNC Tar Heel fan and Rams Club Member. He and Kathy could be found at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill at every UNC football game for over 25 years. He also loved and attended many years of UNC Basketball and Baseball games. Monte is survived by his beloved wife Kathy Hensley Holland. They were inseparable during their 40 years together, married in June 1988 and lived 35 years of happiness as husband and wife. He is also survived by their beloved dog Gracie, sisters in laws Barbara Hensley Teft, Patricia Baldwin and many many devoted friends. Special thanks to Burlington Fire Station #5 and Alamance EMS/Rescue for their support through the past two years. He is predeceased by his parents Herman Lee Holland and Marie Bryant Holland. The family will receive friends at the Rich & Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm on Sunday, March 3, 2024. At other times, the family will be at the residence of Lloyd and Ethel Ann Carter, 1315 Greenwood Terrace, Burlington, North Carolina 27215. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, March 4, 2024 at St. Paul’s Community Church. The committal service will be held immediately following the funeral service at Pine Hill Cemetery. Donations can be made to or the . To to the family or in memory of Monte Blair Holland, please

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Brownie Jeanette Ingle Gothorp

Sep 02, 1928 - Feb 18, 2024

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Burlington, NC

Brownie Jeanette Ingle Gothorp 95, of Burlington, passed away Sunday, February 18 2024, after a short illness at Alamance Regional Medical Center surrounded by her loving family who provided comfort and support during her final moments. She was the wife of 61 years to Marvin Gothorp of the home. Born September 2, 1928 in the Whitsett community of Guilford County, she was a daughter of the late Maggie Neese Ingle and Junius Adron "Doone" Ingle. She grew up as member of, Brick Reformed Church in Guilford County. She is survived by her husband, Marvin Gothorp of Burlington, her daughter, Sherri Rivers (Benjamin) of Fairburn, GA, her son, Roger Gothorp (Celeste) of Graham, NC. Also surviving are 4 grandchildren, Hannah Wilson (Brice) of Broken Arrow, OK, Adron Gothorp (Taylor) of Siler City, Ashlie Roy (Lewis) of Milton, FL and Heather Squires (Mike) of Graham, NC, as well as 11 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents and 12 siblings. Brownie traveled the nation as a military spouse before returning to Alamance County. She has worked in various occupations throughout her lifetime, including at several Alamance County hosiery mills, building missile components at Martin Marietta (now Lockheed Martin) in Orlando, FL, and 13 years in food service for Alamance Burlington School System. Above all else, she loved her family and cultivated many lifelong friendships. She never met a stranger and enjoyed meeting new friends everywhere she went. She loved going out for breakfast and dinner every day and cherished the friendships she developed at every establishment she visited. She supported her family in every possible way and nothing was more important to her. The light that she brought into the world will remain in the hearts of everyone that she has touched. A service to celebrate her life will be held at 1:00PM, Friday, February 23, 2024 at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Reid Dickens. The burial will follow at Alamance Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 4-6PM on Thursday at Lowe Funeral Home & Crematory and other times at the home. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

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John Harrington McNally

Mar 10, 1950 - Feb 19, 2024

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Burlington, NC

John Harrington McNally, 73, a beloved husband, brother, and friend, passed away at AuthorCare Hospice. He was born in Delaware County PA on March 10, 1950 to Paul Aloysius McNally and Lydia Brown McNally. John lived a fulfilling life alongside his wife Cindy at Oak Island, NC for many wonderful years. After retiring from CBHF, John dedicated his time to his passion for building model wooden boats, a skill that brought him great joy. His creativity knew no bounds as he ventured into constructing full-size boats, showcasing his talent and craftsmanship. An avid fisherman and reader, John found solace and contentment in the simpler pleasures of life.John was kind and had a loving personality. His warmth and compassion touched the lives of those around him in countless ways. His wife Cindy described him as The Best Husband Ever! John is survived by his loving wife Cynthia "Cindy," along with his siblings Mark McNally (Barbara), Tim McNally (Karen), Peter McNally (Juliet), as well as many nieces, nephews, and other relatives who will carry on his legacy of love and kindness.In remembrance of John Harrington McNally, let us celebrate a life well. A celebration of life will be at a later time this year. Online condolences may be made at www.lowefuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to Glioblastoma Foundation, P.O. Box 62066, Durham, NC 27715 or AuthoraCare (formerly Hospice of Alamance County), 918 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215.

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Jeanette Meeks Conklin

Sep 20, 1938 - Feb 22, 2024

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Burlington, NC

Mrs. Jeanette Meeks Conklin, 85, of Burlington passed away at her residence on February 22, 2024. A native of Alamance County she was raised in the Glen Raven Mill Village and was the daughter of the late Morris and Lucille Smith Meeks and the wife of the late Richard "Pedro" Conklin. Jeanette worked at the hosiery mill in Ossipee and later was the owner operator of Conklin’s Swimming Pool with her husband until retirement. Mrs. Conklin loved taking care of her family and home. She always had a hot home cooked meal waiting for them when they arrived. She also enjoyed working in her yard, sewing, and traveling to attend the NASCAR races with her family. Although a quiet and soft spoken lady, she possessed a fierce determination that carried her through battling cancer twice, beating it both times, as well as a faith that brought her through the loss of two adult children and her husband. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Lee Conklin; a daughter, Jeanne Gates Shields; siblings, Barbra Apple, Bill Meeks, Dorothy Justice, Midge Poole, Tommy Meeks, Chris Meeks and George Meeks. She is survived by a son, Timothy Richard Conklin of Burlington; a grandson, Richard Andrew "Andy" Conklin and wife, Becky, of Elon; great grandsons, JB Conklin, Justin Conklin and Brent Conklin; a daughter-in-law, Lisa Conklin of Elon; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws. Jeanette’s humble spirit led her to desire things being kept simple, so in keeping with that she requested no formal services. The family would like to extend a special thanks to her devoted sister-in-law and dear friend, Wanda Way, who cared for her for several years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to AuthoraCare Collective Hospice of Burlington, 914 Chapel Hill Rd., Burlington, NC 27215

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Marilyn Florence Spletzer

Sep 17, 1934 - Feb 24, 2024

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Burlington, NC

Marilyn Florence Spletzer, 89, of Twin Lakes Community in Burlington, North Carolina, passed away on February 24, 2024, due to Congestive Heart Failure.Marilyn was born on September 17, 1934, to William and Elsie Kraus in Queens, New York. She enjoyed frequent trips to the ice cream parlor (Krisch’s), attending opera, and spending time with her beloved dog, Skippy.She attended Queens College, earning her B.S. in Nursing, and Columbia Presbyterian Hospital where Marilyn received her license as a Registered Nurse. While at Queens College, she joined a Sorority and attended dances at the USO. Her attendance did not escape the attention of the tall servicemen, Carl from Chicago. One dance and he was hooked. Being a poor GI translated to dates walking across the George Washington Bridge, grabbing coffee, and walking back. They dated for two years, mostly through letter writing, and got engaged on the GW bridge. They were married on August 24, 1957.Marilyn and Carl moved to Illinois, where Carl went to the University of Illinois on the GI bill and earned a Business degree. Marilyn worked at a local hospital in Pediatrics. After completing the degree they moved back to New York which brought them closer to Marilyn’s family. Not long after they started their own family with the addition of Karen, Robert, and Joy. After working several years on Long Island as a Called Missouri Synod Lutheran school teacher, Carl felt a calling to the ministry. The family moved to Springfield, Illinois where he attended Concordia Theological Seminary. Marilyn worked in nursing while Carl earned a Masters of Divinity degree and became a Missouri Synod Lutheran Pastor.The Spletzers followed Carl’s vocation as a pastor, moving from Illinois to Sheboygan, Wisconsin, back to Springfield, Illinois, down to Bogalusa, Louisiana, up to Gowanda, New York, and down to Scranton, Pennsylvania. Marilyn continued her career as a Registered Nurse by serving in Obstetrics, a physician’s clinic, a large rehabilitation center, and as a Nursing teacher in two different venues.Marilyn enjoyed singing in the Church choir, playing organ and guitar, tole painting, and participating in and leading Bible study. She and Carl took the kids camping every chance they got, visiting KOA campgrounds up and down the East Coast. When William and Elsie Kraus moved to Clearwater, Florida, vacations were spent with their loving grandparents, at Clearwater beach, and of course Walt Disney World.In 1990, Marilyn moved to Maryland to be closer to daughter Karen after Carl died from a sudden heart attack. Nursing opportunities continued, and she worked in a nursing home, a day care center, and as a parish nurse for her Church, St. Paul’s Lutheran in Glen Burnie, MD. Her last move was to the Twin Lakes Retirement Community, where she continued her passion for crafts, participating in Bible study, helping others and delighting in family visits. Wherever she lived, Marilyn became part of a Church community.She is survived by her daughter Karen Haynes (Brian), son Robert Spletzer (Valerie), and daughter Joy Corona (Brian). Following in their parents' footsteps, all got engaged on a bridge.Marilyn’s grandchildren include Alex Haynes, Justin Haynes (Naomi), Cassie Brown (Koda), Carl Corona, and Lydia Corona. They were each a special blessing in Marilyn’s life.A viewing and funeral service will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 238 Reese St., Scranton, PA starting at 10 AM on March 5, 2024. Her final resting place will be next to her beloved husband Carl at Evergreen Cemetery at 129-199 Margaret Street, Scranton, PA.John 11:25: "Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live."

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