Obituaries for June 22, 2017
C. Mark Averette
BURLINGTON – C. Mark Averette, 56, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 10, 2017 surrounded by his family and friends. A native of Alamance County, he was born March 15, 1961 to the late Clifton Gentry and Shirley Ann Huff Averette and was the husband of 27 years to Kim Suzanne Averette of the home. Mark was a member of Peoples Memorial Christian Church where he served as a deacon and a Sunday school teacher. He exhibited humility and truly had a servant’s heart. Mark was also a former member of Apple’s Chapel Christian Church and Bethel Baptist Church. He worked as a Civil Engineer with the City of Burlington for over 14 years and more recently with Alley, Williams, Carmen and King Engineering Firm since 1998. He was formerly a volunteer fireman for the Gibsonville,Clemmons and Swepsonville Fire Departments. He is survived by his wife, Kim Suzanne Averette of the home; daughters, Lauren Diane A. Marshall and husband, Josiah of Chapel Hill, Kaitlyn Michelle Averette of Durham; sister, Rebecca Ann A. Davis and husband, Todd of Charlotte and a brother, Paul K. Averette and wife, Sharon of Huntersville. He was preceded in death by his parents. A funeral service to celebrate his life was held Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at the Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. David Grinnell with the burial to follow at Alamance Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to People’s Memorial Christian Church c/o The Rock Sunday School Class; 247 N. NC 87, Burlington, NC 27216.
Jane Caspeth Patton Holton
Jane Caspeth Patton Holton, age 85, passed away on June 6, 2017. She was born to John Taylor and Dicey Nichols Patton on March 23, 1932 in Manassas, Virginia. Jane spent time as a nanny for some of the families around here. Jane remained close with the children she nannied. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, and she will be missed. Jane is preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Gilmer Holton, Sr.; son, Lloyd G. Holton, Jr.; daughter, Jane Grace Holton; and daughter-in-law, Joyce Holton; and grandson, David Scalise. She leaves behind her children, John D. Holton, Maureen O. (George) Clayton, and David E. (Donna) Holton; daughter-in-law, Sheila Holton; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brother, Arthur (Pat) Patton; sister, Ester (Thomas) Blankenship; and many other loved ones and friends. A funeral service was held on Saturday, June 10th at Vogler & Sons Funeral Home Clemmons Chapel, 2849 Middlebrook Dr. Jane will be buried at Clemmons Moravian God’s Acre.
Larry Lee Cook
Larry Lee Cook, affectionately known by his family as Popi, passed away on June 15, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 18, 1932 to Kenneth T. and Ethel Pegram Cook. Larry graduated from South Fork High School. He retired from RJR Archer after 34 years. On August 31, 1951 he married Nancy Dull and was married to her for over 65 years. Larry and Nancy enjoyed a long retirement and especially enjoyed traveling to Europe, Hawaii and many U.S. states. The most enjoyable of times were spent at the Outer Banks and Emerald Isle fishing every fall with his and Nancy’s family. Larry was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Nancy; daughter, Beverly Barber (Andy); son Timothy Cook (Susan) and five grandsons; Andrew Barber (Susan), Alex Barber (Julia), Austin Barber, Tyler and Taylor Cook, all who thought their Popi was the greatest Popi ever. He is also survived by three great-grandchildren that he adored, Addison, Noah and Ruby. Larry is also survived by his sister, Brenda Chamelin and her husband, Coy. A memorial service was held Monday June 19, 2017 at Concord United Methodist Church with Pastor Michael Flack officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Concord United Methodist Church Building Fund, 8955 Concord Church Rd. Lewisville, NC 27023.
Benjamin Michael Chandler
Benjamin Michael Chandler, 25, passed away at home on Monday, June 12, 2017. He was born in Forsyth County on January 8, 1992 to Lloyd D. and Jo Ann Brown Chandler. Ben attended Reagan High School, Forsyth Country Day School and graduated from Forsyth Tech with a degree in science and had plans to earn a degree in pharmacy. He loved music, going to concerts with his brother, and especially playing with his dog. Benjamin enjoyed his time working at Rite Aid as a Pharmacy Tech. Preceding him in death was his father, Lloyd D. Chandler. Surviving is his mother, Jo Ann Chandler; brother, Brian Chandler; paternal grandmother, Margaret Chandler; maternal grandmother, Mildred D. Kinney; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; his special dog, “ZuZu”; also surviving are many friends. A memorial service washeld 4:00 PM Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Lewisville United Methodist Church with Dr. Ivan Peden and Rev. Susan H. Ewing officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Forsyth Humane Society, 4881 Country Club Rd. Winston-Salem, NC 27104 or to a charity of choice.