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Deaths and funerals HOWARD B. BELLAMY Howard Belton Bellamy, 71, of 5908 S. Sharon Drive, retired owner of Bellamy Transmissions Service, died Thursday. Funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday, Bryan-Lee Funeral Home chapel.

Burial, Montlawn Memorial Park. Surviving: wife, Mrs. Nellie B. Bellamy; daughters, Mrs. JoAnne Wylie-Brown of Apex, Mrs.

Judy B. Parker of Surf City; son, Norman Bellamy of Garner; brother, L.G. Bellamy of Raleigh; six grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren. Family at funeral home, 7-9 p.m. Monday.

SAMUEL C. WILDER Samuel Creighton Wilder, 48, of 3606 Clark maintenance engineer at Meredith College, died Friday. Memorial service 2 p.m. Tuesday, St. Paul's Christian Church.

Surviving: wife, Mrs. Kathryn S. Wilder; daughters, Mrs. Sherry W. Pearce of Cary and Ms.

Cindy Wilder of Raleigh; Master Leslie Wilder of the home; mother, Mrs. Thelma P. Wilder Johnson of Raleigh; brothers, Joseph Wilder of Salter Path and Russell Wilder of Raleigh; sister, Mrs. Kitty W. Mouser of Raleigh; two grandchildren.

Family at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, St. Mary's Street, p.m. Monday. JAMES R. DYSON JR.

James Robert "Bob" Dyson 67, of 925 Ranch Farm Road, a retired insurance agent, died Thursday. Funeral 11 am Tuesday, Ernest Myatt Presbyterian Church. Burial, Montlawn Memorial Park. Family at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner, 7-9 p.m. Monday.

JAMES BOUEY James "Ed" Bouey, 80, of 1108 W. Lenoir died Tuesday. Funeral 3 p.m. Monday, Lightner Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, Carolina Biblical Gardens.

Surviving: wife, Mrs. Catherine S. Bouey; step-daughters, Mrs. Patricia S. Stanford of Chesapeake, Mrs.

Ollie Scott of Florida; step-sons, William A. Stover of Baltimore, Emmett Jenkins of Florida; sister, Mrs. Mary Booker of Raleigh. Viewing at funeral home, 1-? p.m. Monday.

Family at 1108 W. Lenoir St. DANIEL W. UPCHURCH Daniel Wayne "Dan" Upchurch, 31, of Route 5, Raleigh, an employee of United Parcel Service, died Thursday. Funeral 3 p.m.

today, L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, Knightdale. Burial, Watkins family cemetery, Route 5, Raleigh. IOLA JOHNSON Mrs. Iola Johnson Guy, 80, Route, 3, Raleigh, died Saturday.

Surviving: husband, Callie F. Guy; son, Reginald Guy and Graham G. Guy, both of Route 3, Raleigh; daughters, Mrs. Julia G. Murray of Garner and Mrs.

Rose G. Wood of Route 3, Raleigh; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Family at Sugg Funeral Home, Fuquay-Varina, 7-9 p.m. today. Paid Notice RODERICK L.

VAUGHAN WENDELL Mr. Roderick L. Vaughan, 69, of Route 1, Box 34, Wendell, died Thursday evening at his home after an extended illness. He was a retired farmer and a rural mail carrier for 10 years. He was the son of the late A.

Wayne and Annie Wrenn Vaughan. He was an active member of Central Baptist Church where he served as deacon. Funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 10, 1988, at Central Baptist Church, Poole Road, conducted by the Rev. Woody Butler.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jackie Johnson Vaughan; daughter, Mrs. Shelby Vaughan Spain of Wendell; sons, Bill Vaughan and Tom Vaughan, both of Wendell; daughters-in-law, Mrs. Jean J.

Vaughan and Vickie J. Vaughan; son-in-law, David N. Spain; one sister, Mrs. Mildred Vaughan Ray of Wendell; grandchildren, Tammy, Billy, Wayne, Tracy, Clint, Heather and Gina Beth Vaughan, all of Wendell. Pall bearers are: Larry Johnson, Johnny Freeman, Marvin Nowell, Bill Adams, Richard Todd and Larry Marshburn.

Arrangements by Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. 3rd St. Wendell. CARD OF THANKS To each and everyone who came. called, sent flowers, food, said a prayer, sent a card, took part in the services or just remembered, we thank you.

We will always grateful for all that you did or said in the illness and death of our beloved son and brother. Thank you, The Family of Ed Barnette Beulaville, N.C. PAID OBITUARY Anyone wishing to publish more information than contained in the standard. death notice may run a paid obituary of any length at a charge of $1.48 per printed line. George Lendward Foxwell 69, of Raleigh, former principal of Carnage Middle school who retired from the Wake County school system in 1982, died Saturday.

In 1983 he considered running for the Wake School board against Wray M. Stevens. Funeral noon Wednesday at St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, Raleigh. Family at the church 7 to 8 p.m.

Tuesday. Arrangements by Lightner Funeral Home. GEORGE L. FOXWELL SR. EDELLE HAMMER Mrs.

Edelle Hammer, 76, of Raleigh, a retired business women and educational counselor, died Thursday. Memorial service 1 p.m. today, Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, St. Mary's Street. Burial at a later date at Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Iselin, N.J.

Family at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Douglas Hammer, 8417 Kempton Road, p.m. today. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rex Hospital Cancer Center, 4420 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh 27607.

KATHERINE CASEY Mrs. Katherine "Kitty" Casey, of 941 Cranbrook Road, died Thursday. Funeral 2 p.m. today, Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Millbrook Road. Burial, Raleigh Memorial Park.

JOHN D. LOCKLEY Rev. John D. Lockley, of 432 Lansing died Saturday. Funeral arrangements by Haywood Funeral Home.

BURR E. PATCHELL Burr Edward Patchell, 80, of 3920 New Bern owner of Patchell Enterprises, died Wednesday. Funeral 2 p.m. Monday, First Baptist Church. Burial, Montlawn Memorial Park.

Family at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, St. Mary's Street, 3-5 p.m. today. Memorial contributions may be made to the Project to Honor Sunday School Teachers, in care of First Baptist Church, Raleigh, Attn: Bill Fleming. WALTER J.

TONEY FUQUAY-VARINA Walter James "Jap" Toney, 37, of 402 Conover died Thursday. Funeral 2 p.m. today, First Baptist Church. Burial, Starlight Memorial Gardens. Family at First Baptist Church, 1-2 p.m.

today. Arrangements by Trice Funeral Home. WILLIAM L. TUTOR FUQUAY-VARINA William 74, a merchant, died Wednesday. Funeral 2 p.m.

today, Sugg Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, Duncan Baptist Church cemetery. RUTH P. BAUGH CLAYTON Mrs. Ruth Poole Baugh, 74, died Saturday.

Funeral 11 a.m. Monday, McLaurin Funeral Home chapel. Burial Pinecrest Memorial Gardens. Surviving: husband, Douglas L. Baugh; son, Bill T.

Baugh of Poquoson, sisters, Mrs. Maggie Pace and Mrs. Agnes Gay, both of Clayton; two grandchildren. Family at funeral home, 2-4. p.m.

todav. SHIRLEY V. McLAMB CLAYTON Mrs. Shirley Viverette McLamb, 67, died Thursday. Graveside services 2:30 p.m.

today, Forest Hills cemetery, Nashville. Family at home of Mr. and Mrs. Kirby D. Turner, 3901 Buffalo Road, Clayton.

Arrangements by Strickland Funeral Home, Wendell. LOUISE J. DUNCAN CLAYTON Mrs. Louise Jones Duncan, 81, died Saturday. Funeral 3 p.m.

Monday, First Baptist Church. Burial, Maplewood Cemetery. Surviving: son, the Rev. Thom Duncan of Smithfield; daughters, Mrs. Louise B.

Johnston and Mrs. Ann Johnson, both of Clayton; brothers, Charles J. Jones of Clayton, Zebulon B. Jones of Tampa, 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Family at McLaurin Funeral Home, 4-6 p.m.

today. Details of these deaths were in other editions of today's PERLIE L. OXENDINE, 82 Funeral 3p.m. Tuesday, New Bethel Methodist Church, LATTA V. STEWART, 83 Creek Funeral 2p.m.

today, Buies Creek First Baptist Church. HENRY B. FIELDS, 63. Arrangements by Seymour Funeral Home, Goldsboro. JAMES C.

FIELDS, 64.... Sanford Funeral 2 p.m. today, Rogers-Pickard-Palmer Funeral Home Chapel. GLADYS B. CAMERON, 77.

Funeral 3 p.m. Monday, Leaflet Presbyterian Church. BERNARD WALKER, 69 Dunn Funeral 3 p.m. today, Skinner Drew Funeral Home. LILLIAN K.

HIGH, 84. Sims Funeral 2 p.m. Monday, Nobles Chapel Church. EDWARD B. HALL, 73.........

Pauls Funeral 2:30 p.m. Monday, First Baptist Church, St. Pauls. ALICE D. Funeral p.m.

today, Parrish Funeral Home, Selma. OLIVER K. HOLMES, 89. City, Fla. Graveside services 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Holmes Family Cemetery, Fayetteville. DONNIE L. LUCAS, 55 Funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday, Butler Funeral Home. NORMAN M.

GIRDWOOD, 73 Funeral 4 p.m. Monday, Campground United Methodist Church, Fayetteville. OTTO L. TINGEN, 64.... Graveside service 9 a.m.

Monday, Elmwood Cemetery. ROBERT E. PERRY, 67 Kinston Funeral 2 p.m. today, Garner-Howard Funeral Home chapel. MARY H.

BASS, 89 Grove Funeral 2 p.m. today, St. Paul Free Will Baptist Church. BILLY R. FAIRCLOTH, 50.....

Selma Funeral 2 p.m. today, Parrish Funeral Home. CHARLES A. BIZZELL, 60 Oaks Funeral 2 p.m. Minshew Funeral Home.

HENRY M. PULLIAM, 66 Funeral and entombment 2 p.m. Monday, Lafayette Memorial Park Mausoleum NANCY C. BLAKE, 80 Funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday, Chapel Paul Funeral Home, Bellhaven.

WILLIE C. OWENS, 66.... Funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jernigan -Warren Funeral Home, Fayetteville. JOHN F.

CUDONI, 58. Funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday, St. Patrick's Catholic Church. EDNA H.

COATS, 70 of Benson Funeral 1 p.m. Monday, West Funeral Home, Benson. JOYCE NARRON, 58........... Funeral 2 p.m. today, Antioch Baptist Church.

FRED LAMM, 69 A Funeral 1 p.m. today, Grizzard Funeral Home. LUCY W. WILLIAMS, 82 Wilson Funeral 11 a.m. Monday, Thomas- Yelverton Funeral Chapel.

GEORGE B. OXENDINE, 73........ Funeral 2:30 p.m. Monday, Mt. Airy Baptist Church.

ELIZABETH L. CAMPBELL, 67 Funeral 2 p.m. Monday, South Henderson Church of God. ROSCOE A. ELLER II, 76 Funeral 3:30 p.m.

Monday, First United Methodist Church. MARY E. PYLE, 75............ Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home. KENNETH R.

FAULK, 30 arrangements Funeral Home. JOE A. TAIT, 72... Funeral 3p.m. Sunday, Oak Grove Free Will Baptist Church, Bladenboro.

CECILIA A. EVERETT, 63............ Funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday, St. Catherines Catholic Church.

NANNIE A. WOOTEN, 80. Macclesfield Funeral 2 p.m. Monday, Otters Creek Primitive Baptist Church." MAUDE H. PARKER, 94 Funeral 11 a.m.

Monday, Garrett Funeral Home Chapel. ROBERT L. LOVICK, 87 City Funeral 2 p.m. today, Bell-Munden Funeral Home. RUTH BARWICK, 77 Mount Olive Funeral p.m.

today, Shumate-Faulk Funeral HOme Chapel. TRYPHENIA M. McKEEL, 91..... Walstonburg Funeral 2 p.m. today, Church Street Chapel, Farmville Funeral Home.

DON RIVENBARK, 69 Funeral 3 p.m. Monday, Padgett Funeral Home chapel. DAVID F. BRANN, Graveside service Sunday, Snow Hill Cemetery. JOHNNIE HARPER, 76.

Albertson Funeral 2 p.m. Monday, Pink Hill Funeral Home. SARAH E. MURPHY, 69 Pink Hill Funeral 2 p.m. today, Pink Hill Funeral Home.

IVA L. FARNELL, Funeral 2 p.m. Monday, Sayland Funeral Home, Maysville. LUTHER C. BARNES, 73.............

Funeral 2 p.m. Monday, Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoskie. TRAVIS W. FLOWERS, 73 Graveside service 3 p.m. today, Sladesville Missionary Baptist Church cemetery.

BEN ROBERTS, 99 Funeral 11 a.m. Monday, Onslow Memorial Park, Jacksonville. BENJAMIN R. GASKINS, 62 Funeral 2 p.m. Whitehouse Assembly of God Church.

HARLEY A. EDWARDS, 77 Washington, N.C. Funeral 2 p.m. today, Paul Funeral Home. DAVID IVES.

77. City Graveside services 2 p.m. Monday, Westlawn Memorial Park. ELIZABETH H. MOORE.

Funeral 3 p.m. Monday, graveside at Oakdale Cemetery. ALMA D. DOZIER, 70. Mills Funeral 2 p.m.

today, Twiford's Memorial Chapel. LEROY S. WATERS, 73 Washington Funeral 3:30 today, Paul Funeral Home, Washington. MARVIN E. PAIR, 59.

Rapids Funeral 2 p.m. Monday, Hockaday Funeral Home. PATRICIA A. SPEIR DURHAM Miss Patricia Anne Speir, 53, of Route 7, Box 236, Durham, former nurse anesthetist at Duke Medical Center, died Thursday. Graveside service 2 p.m.

today, Winterville Cemetery. Memorial service 3:30 p.m. Monday, Duke University Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Triangle Hospice, 1202 Broad Durham 27705 or American Cancer Society, 2634 Chapel Hill Durham 27707. Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, St.

Mary's Street, Raleigh. RODERICK L. VAUGHAN WENDELL Roderick L. Vaughan, 69, of Route 1, Wendell, a retired farmer, died Thursday. Funeral 3 p.m.

today, Central Baptist Church, Poole Road, Wendell. Burial, church cemetery. Family at funeral home, 7-9 p.m. today. Arrangements by Strickland Funeral Home, Wendell.

BESSIE T. HARRIS APEX Mrs. Bessie Thorpe Harris, 90, died Tuesday. Funeral 1.p.m. Monday, Christian Chapel United Church of Christ.

Burial, church cemetery. Family at the church, 3-4 p.m. today. Arrangements by Albright Funeral Home. JOHN R.

CASH CREEDMOOR John Raymond Cash, 62, died Friday. Funeral 2 p.m. Monday, G.T. Eakes Funeral Chapel, Creedmoor. Burial, Creedmoor cemetery.

Surviving: daughter, Mrs. Linda C. Watson of Youngsville; brothers, Melvin Cash of Youngsville, Robert Cash of Henderson, Allen Cash and Algin Cash, both of Creedmoor; sisters, Mrs. Ethel Mae Mangum of Creedmoor, Mrs. Barbara Jean Clay of Ripley, W.Va.; a grandson.

Family at G.T. Eakes Funeral Home, Creedmoor, 7 to 9 p.m. today. CLEO C. HARRELSON GREENSBORO Mrs.

Cleo Coleman Harrelson, 82, died Saturday. Funeral 11 a.m. Monday, Forbes-Dick, N. Elm St. Funeral Home.

Burial, Lakeview Memorial Park. Surviving: husband, Harley Feldman Harrelson; daughters, Mrs. Marie Southern of Burlington, Mrs. Barbara Hunsucker of McLeansville; sons, James Dexter Harrelson of McLeansville, Franklin C. Harrelson of Raleigh; sisters, Mrs.

Leona Coble of Greensboro, Mrs. Lester Garner of Robbins; brothers, Parks Coleman of Gibsonville, Tommie Coleman and Lee Coleman both of Greensboro; nine grandchildren. Family at funeral home, 7-9 p.m. today. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Greensboro or Browns Wesleyan Church, 4355 High Rock Gibsonville, N.C., 27249.

JOE T. WELCH BURLINGTON Joe Theodore Welch, 78, died Saturday. Arrangements by Rich-Thompson Funeral Home. SARAH R. WRIGHT GOLDSBORO Mrs.

Sarah Ruth Wright, 66, died Friday. Funeral 11 a.m. Monday, St. Luke United Methodist Church. Burial, Haywood Bible Church cemetery, Moncure.

Surviving: son, Thomas R. Wright of Deluth, brother, John Lawrence of Moncure; sisters, Mrs. Katherine (Kathy) Lucas of Goldsboro, Mrs. Helen Utley of Raleigh; mother, Mrs. Norma Thomas Lawrence of Moncure; two grandchildren.

Family at Seymour Funeral Home, 7-9 p.m. today, other times at 1623 E. Elm Goldsboro. ARLETHA S. COOK TAR HEEL Mrs.

Arletha Smith Cook, 51, of Route 2, Tar Heel, formerly of Durham, died Thursday. Funeral 3 p.m. today, Spring Branch AME Zion Church. Burial, Washington family cemetery. Surviving: sisters, Mrs.

Myrtle Williams of Durham, Mrs. Inez Allen of Fayetteville, Mrs. Lula Elizaberth Howard of Landover, Mrs. Bertha McAllister and Mrs. Minnie Humphrey, both of Tar Heel; brothers, Elijah Smith of Garner, Henry Smith of St.

Pauls, Neimiah Dean Smith and Willie Clayton Smith, both of Hyattsville, Md. Family at home of Mrs. Bertha McAllister, Route 2, Tar Heel. Arrangement by McMilliam Funeral Home, Lumberton. WILLIAM WHYTE TOWNSVILLE William "Bill" Whyte, 73, formerly of Raleigh, a retired contract sales specialist with Western Electric Co.

in Burlington, died Tuesday. Memorial service 2 p.m. today, Mitchell Funeral Home, Raleigh. Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity. Family at funeral home after the service.

Mitchell Funeral Home 600 St. Mary's St. Raleigh, NC 27605 832-3760 Service Since 1874 The News and Observer, Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, Jan. 10, 1988 27A Ashland official denies Greensboro ro acid spills From AP and Staff Reports GREENSBORO An official of Ashland Chemical Greensboro plant denied allegations from a former Ashland employee in Roanoke, that there had been acid spills in Greensboro and at 11 other company plants. "I would agree with the Roanoke plant manager that it was the claim of a disgruntled employee," John Gravett general manager of the Greensboro plant, said Friday.

Environmental contamination problems occurred at the 12 plants, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Roanoke by Randolph H. Cunningham, a hazardous waste program administrator for Ashland until his dismissal Feb. 3. Cunningham charged in the lawsuit seeking $3 million from the company that he had been fired for trying to stop the company from concealing chemical spills or potential problems at the Greensboro plant and 11 other sites in five Southern states.

The other sites were in Raleigh, Charlotte and Greenville, Roanoke, Savannah and Atlanta, Columbia, S.C., and Tampa, Miami, Jacksonville and Orlando, Fla. Ashland's south Raleigh distribution center has been fined by state agencies for violating state and federal environmental regulations and hazardous waste laws. In May 1985, the company reported that nearly 7,000 gallons of toluene, a toxic chemical, had been stolen from a tank on South Bloodworth Street. State inspectors were told later by a former Ashland employee that the chemical actually had spilled near the plant. In November 1985, the N.C.

Department of Human Resources fined Ashland $85,000 and ordered it to remove illegally stored waste and contaminated water and soil. That fine, though, was put on hold when the company promised to correct its violations. In April 1986, N.C. Division of Environmental Management in- JONAH C. JOHNSON SR.

COATS Jonah C. Johnson 88, of Route 1, Coats, died Saturday. Funeral 2:30 p.m. Monday, Ebenezer Presbyterian Church. Entombment, church cemetery, Route 1, Benson.

Surviving: wife, Mrs. Alzula Stewart Johnson; sons, J.C. Johnson Jr. and Stacey F. Johnson, both of Route 1, Coats; daughters, Mrs.

Millie Dorn of Greenwood, S.C., Mrs. Mable Wright of Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Alice Beckett of Fort Washington, Mrs. Joan Rainbolt of Potomac Mrs. Sue Richey of Centerville, Mrs.

Joyce Farmer of Spring Hope, Mrs. Gayle Sorrell of Coats; stepdaughters, Mrs. Cathryn Wasserman of Raleigh, Mrs. Betty Jean Denning of Coats; 32 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Coats Rescue Squad, Coats, N.C.

27521, or Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, Route 1, Box 365, Coats, N.C. 27521. Family at Rose and Graham Funeral Home, 7-9 p.m. today. IRENE D.

EDMONDSON OAK CITY Mrs. Irene Davis Edmondson, 84, died Friday. Funeral 2 p.m. Monday, Oak City Baptist Church. Burial, Oak City Cemetery.

Surviving: sons, Ernest Dean Edmondson of Oak City, Edward Earl Edmondson and Milton Edmondson, both of Richmond, Bill Edmondson of Asheville, Tom Edmondson, Otis Edmondson and Floyd Eugene Edmondson of Raleigh; half brother, Pete Davis of Portsmouth, sister, Mrs. Evelyn McCracken of California; 15 grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Family at Scotland Neck Funeral Home, 7 to 9 p.m. today. ANNA D.

ENNIS DUNN Mrs. Anna Denning Ennis, 87, of Route 3, Dunn, died Wednesday. Funeral 2 p.m. today, Hodges Chapel Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church. Burial, Devotional Gardens.

Arrangements by Rose Graham Funeral Home, Benson. ROSA P. BEASLEY BENSON Mrs. Rosa Parker Beasley, 39, a retired employee of Burlington Industries in Erwin, died Friday. Funeral 2 p.m.

Monday, Rose Graham Funeral Home chapel. Burial, Banner Chapel Advent Christian Church cemetery. Family at funeral home, 7-9 p.m. today. Monuments Mausoleums Markers Brownle MEMORIALS 755-1480 Robert Kingan 712 W.

North St. Raleigh, N.C. spectors found that a swamp had been saturated with toluene and 38 other toxic chemicals. Environmental Management fined the company another $353,253 for polluting groundwater and ordered a cleanup. Ashland has appealed that de cree and since has installed two new waste-extraction systems and is moving to clean up the contaminated areas.

Gravett said the Greensboro plant sold phosphoric acid and muriatic acid to local industries, which use them in cleaning and treating metals. The company collects empty barrels of the acids and washes them out, with the water and acid residue collected in a pit, where the acid is neutralized. The water then is discharged into the city sewer system. "The pit is checked daily," Gravett said. The company has been complying with Greensboro city regulations and has been "since we've been here he said.

Both Ray Shaw, who supervises Greensboro's water and sewer operations, and Larry Coble, regional supervisor of the state Division of Environmental Management, said Friday that they had no record of any spills or other problems at the Greensboro plant. Officials help to plug rodeo for promoter GREENSBORO (AP) Gov. James G. Martin, Winston-Salem Mayor Wayne Corpening and Greensboro City Council members Joanne Bowie and Bob Mays are among those appearing in a 30-second advertisem*nt for the Southern Rodeo Association championships. George Runquist, promoter of the -day event, said Friday he saw nothing improper with using public officials to plug his profit-making venture.

He said he had used mayors in Iowa and the governor of Montana to talk up his rodeos. "They're not really advertising for my rodeo," Runquist said. "They're helping to create a mood, not sell tickets. What we do is try to get the community involved. That's what 'rodeo fever' is all about." The Southern Rodeo Association is making its debut in Greensboro Thursday.

For the past 10 years, the championship event has been held in Charlotte. "This is an economic-impact situation," said Karen Rotterman, director of communication for the governor. "'He was asked to do this to boost the greater Greensboro community. When he makes his statement, in a sense he's saying 'North Carolina is a great place to TROY E. HARPER KINSTON Troy Earl "Watt" Harper, 81, U.S.

Army veteran, died Friday. Funeral 2 p.m. Monday, Deep Run Free Will Baptist Church. Burial, church cemetery with full Masonic rites. Surviving: wife, Ruby Kelly Harper; daughter, Dr.

Margaret Harper of Winston-Salem; son, Dr. Wyatt Harper of Raleigh; brothers, Monroe Harper of Cleveland, Ohio, Milton "Salty" Harper of Deep Run; sisters, Mrs. Mae Sutton and Mrs. Lela Smith of Kinston, Mrs. Eliza Johnson of New Bern, Mrs.

Sally Scott of Hollywood, S.C.; three grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Deep Run Free Will Baptist Church, Deep Run, NC 28525. Family at Garner-Howard Funeral Home, Kinston, 3-5 p.m. today. LINA WILLIS STACY Mrs.

Lina Willis, 71, died Friday. Funeral 3 p.m. today, Stacy Freewill Baptist Church. Burial, Community cernetery. Surviving: daughters, Mrs.

H.B. Lawrence of Otway, Mrs. Dan Robinson of Ocraco*ke; sons, Roy H. Willis of Stacy, Carlton H. Willis of Garner; sister, Mrs.

Doily Fulcher of Stacy; eight grandchildren; four great- grandchildren. Arrangements by Bell-Munden Funeral Home, Morehead City. MONUMENTS Markers Mausoleums 77 We Guarantee Quality Material And Beautiful Workmanship WARNER MEMORIALS Since 1907 3911 Hillsborough St. 832-2350.

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