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The News Observer A Friday, July 13, 2012 7B LOUISBURG Rozelle Burnette Best, 79, of Louisburg went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Wednesday night. Mrs. Best was a daughter of the late Ezra and Rosa Lancast- er Burnette. She was preceded in death by her husband, Talmadge O. Best; grandson, Joshua Best; sister, Rilla B.

Jackson; broth- ers, Glinwood Burnette and Nathaniel Burnette. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Lancaster Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Mrs. Best is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cyn- thia B. and Charles Batton of Louisburg; sons and daughters- in-law, Terry and Sharon Best of South Port; Tony and JoAnn of Castalia; grandchildren, Joy B. Devins, Shannon B. Gupton, Jonathan T.

Best. Jennifer Green, Victoria Best; great- grandchildren, Craig Devins, Brooke Devins, Patrick Green, Jr. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home Crematory, Louisburg, www. stricklandfuneralhome.net Rozelle B. Best SEPTEMBER 5, 1932 JULY 11, 2012 CHAPEL HILL Miriam Russell Murdock, age 93, died Monday, June 18, 2012, at Carolina Meadows re- tirement community in Chapel Hill, NC.

Miriam was born September 2, 1919, in Buffalo, New York, to Frederick Daniel and Clara (Gersman) Russell. She was the sister of the late Dr. Raymond Alvin Russell, Ph.D. She was married to the late Dr. Harold Russell Mur- dock Ph.D., for 55 years.

Miriam graduated from Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA in 1940 as valedictorian of her class, and pursued graduate studies at the University of Rochester. Dur- ing her career, she worked as a medical technologist and as- sisted in publishing research on strains of E. coli bacteria in 1952. From early childhood Miriam had a talent for writing poems and she retained an interest in poetry and accomplished writ- ing throughout her life. Her admiration of the natural world led to involvement in multiple environmental concerns.

She and Harold were married in 1950 and began their family in 1956. Miriam was dearly ap- preciated as a loving and devot- ed mother and housewife. During their retirement years, the Murdocks volun- teered for many charitable causes. Miriam was instrumen- tal in founding the recycling programs at Carolina Mead- ows. Miriam is survived by her three children: Frederick Rus- sell Murdock of Silver Spring, M.D., David Harold Murdock of Raleigh, NC, and Sara Jane Hart.

Sara and her husband Richard are missionaries with SIM (Serving in Mission) in Cochabamba, Bolivia, South America and have two chil- dren, Daniel and David. Daniel is a sophom*ore at Cedarville University near Dayton, Ohio. Also surviving are two neph- ews. The date and location for a memorial service have not been set. wish was that memorial gifts be sent to Christian charities or environ- mental causes rather than for Suggestions are: 1.

Purse 2. SIM (Serving in Mission) 3. National Wildlife Federa- tion Miriam Russell Murdock SEPTEMBER 2,1919 JUNE 18,2012 GARNER Marie McLamb Davis of Garner, NC, passed away on July 11, 2012, at Windsor Point i Community in Fuquay-Varina, NC. Marie em- bodied the best attributes of a loving wife, kind mother, and faith- ful Christian, and she will be missed by her family, friends, and anyone that knew her joy- ful spirit. Marie was born near Salem- burg, NC, in Sampson County and spent her early childhood working the family farm with her brothers and sisters.

A graduate of Salemburg High, one of her jobs outside of the farm was as a switchboard operator at Camp Davis near Holly Ridge, NC in Onslow County during World War II. Soon after the conclusion of the war, Marie met and mar- ried the love of her life, George Cleophas Davis. They wed on May 15, 1947, and soon moved to Raleigh, NC, a pioneering leap of faith for a young mar- ried couple from rural Amer- ica. Within two years, Marie became a nurturing and patient mother. She instilled in her three sons a sense of compas- sion for others, a strong work ethic, and a sense of humor.

As her sons grew, Marie returned to the work force and was a part-time switchboard operator at Hudson-Belk in Raleigh. Marie was also active in her church throughout her life in- cluding Missionary Union, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and Senior Adult Choir. She and George were early members of Longview Baptist Church in Raleigh and later Aversboro Road Baptist Church in Garner, NC. Marie is survived by her three sons and their wives, George Gary and Joanne Davis of Raleigh, Ronnie and Diana Davis of Garner, and Lynn and Beverly Davis of Holly Springs; three grandchildren Kevin Da- vis of Raleigh, Jessica Davis of Raleigh, and Christopher Davis of Holly Springs; one great-grandson, Jackson, one brother, Paul Dean McLamb of Salemburg, one sister Patricia Berry of Salemburg, and many nieces and nephews. The family will be at Bryan Lee Funeral Home in Garner, NC, on Friday, July 13, 2012, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM to celebrate life and her impact on others.

The fu- neral will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 14, 2012, at Aversboro Road Baptist Church in Garner, NC, with burial to follow at Montlawn Memorial Park in Raleigh, NC. The family asks that in lieu of donations be made to either Hospice of Wake County or Missionary Union of Aversboro Road Baptist Church. Arrangements by Bryan Lee Funeral Home, Garner. Condolences may be made to www.bryan-leefuneralhome. com Marie McLamb Davis JANUARY 3, 1928 JULY 11, 2012 RALEIGH James L.

Noulis age 77 fell asleep in the Lord July 11, 2012 at his home in North Myrtle Beach, SC. James was born in Drama, Greece and is the son of Leoni- das Noulis and Photini Econo- mou. He is survived by his wife, Ro- berta Noulis; daughters, Elaine Noulis and her sons Henry and James Hobgood of Raleigh, Di- anna Callas (George) of Atlan- ta, and Mary Noulis (Joel) and her children Michael Ryder, Johanna, and Tyler Ward of Holly Springs; step-daughters, Dorothy Cooper (Bob) and son Corey of Myrtle Beach, and Ju- lie Brown (West) and son Law- son of Wilmington. He is also survived by his sister, Diana Papadopoulos; and her daugh- ters of Thessaloniki, Greece and his nephew Akis Pistiolis and his daughters, also of Thes- saloniki. He came to this country at the age of 19 and then gradu- ated from SMU in 1957.

He and his family moved to Raleigh in the early and he was well known as the General Manag- er of the Royal Villa Hotel on Glenwood Ave. During the he also co-founded American Hotel Management Associates, from which he retired. The service will be held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church on Lead Mine Road in Raleigh on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be at Raleigh Memorial Park. In lieu of donations can be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church 5000 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh, NC 27612.

Arrangements by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Raleigh. James L. Noulis CLAYTON Catherine McKeel Jones, age 64, passed away on July 12, 2012. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, July 14, 2012 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Reverend Billy Nowell and Reverend Roger Hill Inter- ment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park. She was preceded in death by her father, James Ralph Mc- Keel; brother, Randy McKeel; and a sister, Peggy Bowers.

She is survived by her hus- band, David Jones; mother, Mildred Peeden; two daugh- ters and sons-in-law, Tracey Andy Thornton and Kim Todd Marcom; grandchildren, Elizabeth Brock, Courtney Thornton, Hannah Brock, Lyd- ia Brock, Cole Thornton, Jacob Brock, and Grayson Marcom; sister and brother-in-law, Betsy Danny Summerlin; brother- in-law, Jeff Bowers. The family will receive friends and relatives from 12:30 PM until 2:00 PM Satur- day, July 14, 2012 prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 8300 Health Park, Raleigh, NC 27615. Condolences may be made on-line to the family at www. mclaurinatpinecrest.com.

Catherine McKeel Jones APRIL 20, 1948-JULY 12, 2012 CARY On Tuesday, July 10, 2012, Linda B. Triompo, 61, passed into Heaven. She was a wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend to all. Born July 31, 1950, in Braddock, PA, she was a Registered Nurse but wore various profes- sional hats. She is survived by her lov- ing husband of 38 years, Jim Triompo; son, Neal Triompo (Summer); daughter, Jaime Shanklin (Lee); granddaugh- ters, Sunny Triompo and Aus- tin Shanklin; and sisters, Dawn Garbeth and Beth Boley.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 14, 2012, at Brown-Wynne Fu- neral Home, 200 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary. The family will receive friends immediately fol- lowing the service. In lieu of the family requests donations in memory of Linda to the American Can- cer Society (www.cancer.org) or The Foundation (www. jimmyv.org).

Please visit www.brown wynnecary.com for a full trib- ute and online guestbook Linda B. Triompo WILMINGTON Ray Massengill of Wilming- ton, NC went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. He died at UNC Hospital following a brief ill- ness He was born May 4, 1958 in Goldsboro, NC son of the late William L. Massengill and Ruth Munden Massengill. Ray was a member of Myrtle Grove Baptist Church serving on the Board of Deacons and other ministries and was very involved in UNCW Athletics serving on the Seahawk Board and working with student ath- letes as a mentor.

He was em- ployed with Robin Hood Con- tainer for the past 17 years. Surviving are his wife, Su- zanne Massengill; son, Jordan; daughters, Anna and Ashley Massengill; sisters, Kathy Turner and husband, Phil of Wilson, NC and Marie Mas- sengill of Four Oaks, NC. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and other loved family members. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Pine Valley Baptist Church by Rev.

Paul Waters and Rev. Rod West. Interment will be in Oleander Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from p.m. Fri- day, July 13, 2012 at Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel.

In lieu of memorials may be made to the follow- ing: Ray Massengill Memorial Trust, First Citizens Bank, 440 South College Wilming- ton, NC 28403, Myrtle Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 5524 Myrtle Grove Road, Wilmington, NC 28409. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andrews- mortuary.com Andrews Valley Chapel Ray Massengill FUQUAY-VARINA Shaun Kimberly Davis de- parted this life on Monday, July 9, 2012, at Wake Medical Cen- ter, Raleigh, NC. She is survived by her par- ents, Wilotha, Jr. and Judy Holland Davis; her brother, Wilotha Davis, III and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon, Saturday, July 14, 2012, at New Providence Missionary Baptist Church, 4813 Hilltop-Needmore Rd, Fuquay Varina, NC, preceded by an viewing and vis- itation.

Interment takes place at Carolina Biblical Gardens. Arrangements by Haywood funeral Home, www.Haywoodfh.com Shaun Kimberly Davis RALEIGH Sally Bryan Tenhet of Ra- leigh died July 6, 2012 at the Morningside Assisted Living Facility. Sally was the oldest of three children, and the only daugh- ter, of Lynwood and Sallie Tay- lor Bryan of Oxford, North Carolina. She was a graduate of Peace Col- lege in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the Uni- versity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduation, Sally married and worked at the Administration while her husband attended law school.

When her hus- band subsequently entered the Army, she became a devoted military wife supporting his career. During those years she moved with her family many times within the United States and overseas. After retire- ment, they returned to her na- tive North Carolina. As an avid Anglophile, Sally traveled to England several times and de- lighted in all things pertaining to Churchill and Dickens. She enjoyed her remaining years in the company of books and cats.

Sally Tenhet is survived by her children, Jo- seph N. Tenhet III of Williams- burg, Virginia and Missy Ten- het of Oriental, North Carolina; her brother, Lynwood S. Bryan Jr. of Oxford, North Carolina; grandchildren Nicole Tenhet Webb and Steven Ten- het Loy, two great-grandchil- dren, as well as many nieces and nephews. Sally was very recently pre- ceded in death by her husband, Brigadier General Joseph N.

Tenhet. They will be interred together in Arlington National Cemetery. A small celebration of life will be held at Morningside of Raleigh on July 27, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Sally Bryan Tenhet JUNE 1, 1925 JULY 6, 2012 RALEIGH Howard Franklin Chestnutt died, peacefully, at home on July 11, 2012. He was born in Duplin County on May 8, 1932, to Ce- cil and Chestnutt and attended Mag- nolia Schools.

After school he entered the Navy and spent 4 years during the with North Korea. After he left the Navy, he re- turned to Wilmington, NC, and attended Wilmington College earning an Associates Degree in Engineering Technology. Af- ter college, Howard relocated to Raleigh, NC, accepting a po- sition with L.E. Wooten Co. He worked with L.E.

Wooten Co. for 10 years, then applied for and accepted a position with Carolina Power Light Co. (a predecessor of Progress En- ergy). He remained with until retirement. Howard was a very active member of Trin- ity Baptist Church for over 40 years.

Howard is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Kathryn, and two children, Kenneth and his wife Kim and their children Chandler and Noah of Cary, NC. Melissa and her husband Richard and their two children Cameron and Leah of Asheboro, NC. Howard was predeceased by one child, Sandra, twin sister to Melissa. Howard was also predeceased by his parents, Cecil and Ef- and siblings Edith, Edna, Elbert, Catherine, Norwood, Davis, and William. Howard is survived by his sister Eliza- beth Baker of Kinston, NC and brother, Ray Chestnutt of Wilmington, NC.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Trinity Baptist Church at 4815 Six Forks Road Raleigh, NC on Saturday July 14 at 1:00 PM. The family will receive friends after the service in the parlor. Interment will be private in the Trinity Baptist Church Columbarium. The family extends special thanks to Dr. Jeffrey Crane and his staff at the Rex Cancer Center and to Hospice of Wake County.

In lieu of do- nations may be made to Trinity Baptist church or Hospice of Wake County. Howard Franklin Chestnutt RALEIGH Ms. Dorothy Mae Wat- son Winston, 76 of 928 Rock Quarry Road, departed this life, Wednes- day, July 11, 2012. Funer- al, 12 Noon, a a July 14, 2012, Cross Road Mission- ary Baptist Church. Interment, Church Cemetery.

Survivors; sister, Jerline Watson of Raleigh; brothers, Clyde Watson Jr. (Dorothy) of Garner and Matthew Watson of Fuquay-Varina; and a host of neices, nephews, other rela- tives and friends. Visitation, 11:30 AM 12 Noon, Saturday, at the Church. Arrangements by William Funeral Home, Zebu- lon. (919)269-9652.

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a ke about a of crimes not included in the state crime index, including methamphetamine labs where children may be present prescription drug abuse, child p*rnog- raphy and the use of the Internet to sexually ex- ploit children. Local law enforcement agencies busted 344 meth labs last year and are on pace to exceed that num- ber this year, but will have to do it with fewer SBI agents. Cooper also said 1,000 people overdosed or died in North Carolina last year as a result of pre- scription drug abuse and that child p*rnography is on the rise. the numbers are Cooper said about the decline. there are ominous warn- ings that our state legisla- ture must Cooper noted the DNA lab is losing and highly trained because the agency af- ford to adequately pay them.

Cooper said the aver- age salary of an SBI agent hired in 2004 is 10.4 per- cent lower than a Highway Patrol trooper hired that same year, even though en- try-level SBI agents have higher qualification and certification requirements. Homicide rates Despite the rise in ho- micides, the vio- lent crime rate which in- cludes rape, robbery and aggravated assault was down 5.2 percent, while property crime was down 0.5 percent. The homicide rate, up 5.9 percent, was largely sparked by domestic vio- lence and incidents in including the Triangle, Cooper said. There were 27 homi- cides in Durham last year, compared with 22 in 2010. Raleigh had 17 ho- micides in 2011, up three from the year before.

In other areas across the state, the number of ho- mic ides in Charlotte dropped nearly 10 per- cent, to 55, while homi- cides in Greensboro more than doubled to 41. Cooper said it was hard to tell what drove the homi- cide rate upward in 2011 af- ter two years of decline. get anecdotal re- ports from law enforce- ment about real concerns with gang activity and the use guns in those crimes, but very diffi- cult to he said. McDonald: 919-829-4533 CRIME CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1B Tr i a a a i ve month supply of homes on the market, compared to an eight-month supply during the second quar- ter of 2011. The year-over-year in- creases in the second quarter were very similar to those recorded in the first quarter.

The num- bers are encouraging giv- en that most real estate experts predicted that the monthly year-over- year gains would shrink as the year went on, in large part because sales early last year were par- ticularly dismal. June and July are tradi- tionally the strongest months for home sales. The Triangle recorded 2,167 home sales in June, which was 20 percent more than during the same month in 2011. Pending sales in June accounted for 22 percent of the total for the quar- ter, up from 13 percent for the second quarter of 2011. getting healthi- er in certain Wood said.

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