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Obituaries - 12/31/03

Posted Wednesday, December 31, 2003

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ANNIE HEADEN

SILER CITY - Annie Mae Johnson Headen, 70, of 412 W. Third St., died Saturday (12/27/03) at Chatham Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Price Community Church of God of Prophecy by the Rev. Nathaniel Blackman.

She is survived by daughters, Treva McLean and husband Ernest of Sanford, Harriet Harris and husband Edward, Sherlyn White and husband Parcyl, Patsy Headen and Pamela Headen, all of Siler City, and Angela Headen of Charlotte; sons, Ricky Headen and wife Sandie of Charlotte and Terry Headen and wife Carol of Sanford; half sisters, Ceola Martin and Florence Allen of Siler City and Nalatha Brower of Washington; 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the church.

Arrangements are by Knotts Funeral Home.

VIRGINIA RIVERA

GOLDSTON - Virginia Annunziata Rivera, 66, of 536 N. C. 42 West, died Monday (12/29/03) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

Born in Bronx, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Antonio Annunziata and Florence Russo Annunziata.

Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Carbonton United Methodist Church by the Rev. Frank Lloyd and the Rev. Buck Frye.

She is survived by her husband, Tony Rivera; sons, Jerry Rivera of New Rochelle, N.Y. and Tony Rivera Jr. of Little Rock, Ark.; a daughter, Virginia Rivera of Manhattan, N.Y.; a sister, Toni Brown of Las Vegas, Nev.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial gifts may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box 5216, Glenn Allen, Va. 23058-5216.

Arrangements are by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

CLAIRBORNE JONES

BYNUM - Clairborne Young "Pune" Jones, 72, of Bynum, died Monday (12/29/03) at home. A native of Chatham County, he was a son of Paul and Louise Rigsbee Jones. He was a self-employed painter; served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Bynum Methodist Church.

Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bynum Methodist Church by the Rev. Randy Blanton. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Fowler Jones at home; a son, Danny Jones of Bynum; a daughter, Laverne Durham of Bynum; a sister, Hettie Ellis of Bynum and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin Funeral Service and Cremation in Pittsboro.

MARY COUNCIL

PITTSBORO - Mary Ann Council, 94, died Sunday (12/28/03) at The Laurels of Chatham. A native of Chatham County, she was a daughter of the late Matthew Sam and Dora Thomas Council. She retired from JM Odell Mfg. Company, where she worked as a spinner. She was a lifelong member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church and was the oldest living member of the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, two sisters and two nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church by the Rev. John Singletary and the Rev. Ray Gooch. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Cemetery Fund of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Pittsboro.

Arrangements are under the care of Griffin Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.

JOSEPH DEMAIO

MONCURE - Funeral mass for Joseph James DeMaio, 85, of 54 Lake Drive, who died Thursday (12/25/03), was held Monday by Father John Forbes at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with military honors.

 
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