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Thelvis Liggins

Nov 14, 1972 - Nov 28, 2023

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Burlington, NC

MR. THELVIS JERMAINE LIGGINS BURLINGTON- Mr. Thelvis Jermaine Liggins, 51, of 3148 Fleming Graham Road, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2023. A native of Alamance County, he was the son of Joseph Thomas Liggins and Rosie Lee Bradshaw Liggins, both deceased. Thelvis' survivors include his daughter, Sparkle Rose Liggins; a stepbrother, Keith Bradshaw (Cynthia); and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A graveside service will be held Monday, Dec. 11, 2023 at 11:00am at Jeffries Cross Ba...Read More

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Leola Williams-Long

Nov 01, 1951 - Feb 22, 2024

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Burlington, NC

Born on November 1, 1951, in Danville, VA, Leola Williams-Long was the daughter of Estelle Rone and Moses Long. From a young age, she demonstrated a deep commitment to her Christian faith, and this devotion continued to shape her life in profound ways. Leola Williams-Long was an active member of God Encounter Outreach Ministries, where she found solace, community, and a platform to express her faith. She served tirelessly in various capacities within the church, including cooking and volunteering wherever needed. Her dedication to the Baptist community was a testament to her profound belief in the teachings of Christ. Family was at the center of Leola Williams-Long's life, and she approached motherhood with love, grace, and a strong sense of values. She leaves behind a legacy of kindness, compassion, and a commitment to instilling Christian principles in her children. Her unwavering support and prayers were a source of strength for all who knew her. In addition to her roles as a mother and church member, Leola Williams-Long was known for her warm hospitality and the delicious meals she prepared for family and friends. Her kitchen was a place of fellowship, where the aroma of homemade biscuits, greens, banana pudding, and many more dishes, mingled with the joyous laughter of loved ones gathered around the table. Leola’s favorite church song was “Deliver Me” by Donald Lawrence, and her favorite artist was 2-Pac “California Love” & “Dear Mama.” Leola is survived by her siblings Judy Smith, Sharon Pharr, Darrel Pharr, and Larry Long; her 3 children and in-laws, Dr. Lovail Long Sr., (Angelique), David “Baby Boy” Long (Avery), and Daetra “Stink” Long-Walker & (Reggie); her 11 grandchildren Jamal, Ashley, Rodney, Tony, Lovail Jr., Ariona, Justin, Eric, Autumn, Diallo, and Mikaela; and 4 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews family, and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents Estelle and Moses Long; siblings Harry Long, Gratis Long, Shirley Graves, Mary Graves, Lilly Gary, Spencer Long, and Dottie Thompson; her granddaughter Kara Carpenter and great-granddaughter Aniya Burnside.

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Vivian Beale Williamson

Oct 28, 1921 - Feb 28, 2024

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Burlington, NC

Vivian Beale Williamson, 102, of Graham passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at Home Place of Burlington. A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late Jesse W. Williamson and the daughter of the late John Green Beale and the late Velsie Shoffner Beale. Vivian retired from Western Electric, where she worked as a clerk for many years. She was a life-long member of the First United Methodist Church of Graham, where she was a part of the Doris Crissman Sunday School and the United Methodist Women. She is survived by her son, Steve W. Williamson of Graham; three grandchildren, Jason W. Williamson, Eric V. Williamson, Neil A. Williamson; and four great-grandchildren, Ethan L. Williamson, Wyatt S. Williamson, MaKenna Rebecca Williamson and Graeson C. Williamson. She was preceded in death by her sister, Miss. Hilda Beale. The family will receive friends at the Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm on Saturday, March 9, 2024. A graveside service will be held at Linwood Cemetery in Graham at 2:00 on Saturday, March 9, 2024. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to AuthoraCare Community Hospice, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, North Carolina 27215 and/or Living Free Ministries, 521 West Elm Street, Graham, North Carolina, 27253. To to the family or in memory of Vivian Beale Williamson, please

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Irma Jean McCandies

Oct 17, 1954 - Mar 01, 2024

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Burlington, NC

Mrs. Irma Bigelow McCandies transitioned on Friday, March 1, 2024. Irma was born on October 17,1954 to Geneva Pulliam Bigelow and Johnnie Hazel Bigelow in Caswell County. She graduated from Barlett Yancey High School, Technical Institute of Alamance (Currently Alamance Community College) and North Carolina College of Theology. She was faithful member of Burton’s Chapel Baptist Church and actively served on the Senior Usher Board, Missionary Circle, Senior Choir, and Sunday School. She was also a cast member in the play “Glory Train”. Irma worked as a nurse for many years. She was employed with Edgewood Place, White Oak Nursing Home, Doctor’s Urgent Care Center, Alamance County Hospital, Skilled Nursing and North Carolina Memorial Hospital. Those left to cherish her memories are her husband of 49 years Joseph McCandies of the home, two daughters Celeste McCandies of Greensboro, NC and Cindy Tutt (Kiwon) of Norfolk VA. Five sisters; Annie Womack (Leroy), Mary Womack (George), Brenda Jones (Cornelius), Shirley Britt (Wallace) and Linda Evans. Two brothers John Thomas (Jean) and James Thomas (Tokyo). She was a proud Godmother to Aliyah Evans, Kennedy and Kendall Womack, and she was blessed with a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Johnnie Junior Bigelow. Her hobbies included reading, cooking and preparing vegetables and fruits for canning and helping her husband on the farm. She loved spending time with family especially her sisters and spoiling her nieces and nephews. To to the family or in memory of Irma Jean (Bigelow) McCandies, please

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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

Obituary to follow. To to the family or in memory of Robert McCabe Wolfe, please

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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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