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6A SUNDAY FEBRUARY 25 2018Obituaries HERALDSUN.COM Explore our expanded obituary features Remember Send and gifts, or create a memorial website. Explore our expanded obituary features Find the most up-to-date and complete obituary information in the US Search Explore our expanded obituary features connect Sign Guest Books, a and receive grief support WAKE COUNTY Raleigh, Francis Scott Cowherd, 88 Feb 22Cremation Society of NC, Raleigh Raleigh, Lucien Feldman, 89 Feb 21Cremation Society of NC, Raleigh Raleigh, Penelope Lee Polisky, 77 Feb 15 City of Oaks F.H., Raleigh Wake Forest, Lynne B. Clark, 62 Feb 18Cremation Society of NC, Raleigh DURHAM COUNTY Durham, Michael Joseph Barrett, 68Feb 21 Hall-Wynne F.S., Durham Durham, Nicklas Cariello Feb 22American Cremation, Durham Durham, Tracy G. Evans, 55 Feb 19Cremation Society of NC, Raleigh Durham, Snowdean Lee Freeman, 87Feb 21 Hudson F.H., Durham Durham, Wilbert P. Graham, 84 Feb 21Holloway Memorial, Durham Durham, Gerard Ryan, 91 Feb 12 Durham, Shirley Hayes Smith, 80 Feb 21Holloway Memorial, Durham Durham, Nathan A. Vinson, 72 Feb 22 Burthey F.S., Durham JOHNSTON COUNTY Clayton, Vivian A. Sergent, 97 Feb 22Cremation Society of NC, Raleigh ORANGE COUNTY Chapel Hill, Charles Fowler Warren, 99 Feb 19Cremation Society of NC, Raleigh Hillsborough, Earl Eugene Walker, 93Feb 22 F.H., Chapel Hill CHATHAM COUNTY Chapel Hill, Charles Fowler Warren, 99Feb 19 Cremation Society of NC, Pittsboro, Shelbia Cecille Cilveti Feb 13 Donaldson F.H., Pittsboro Pittsboro, Margaret Reeves-Woosley, 98 Feb 21Cremation Society of NC, Raleigh FRANKLIN COUNTY Youngsville, Karen Marie Thompson, 58 Feb 18Cremation Society of NC, Raleigh STATE Butner, Valerie Marlow Cobb, 53 Feb 19Cremation Society of NC, Raleigh Roxboro, Cynthia Pearl Nicholson, 71 Feb 22Cremation Society of NC, Raleigh Sanford, Jermandy Judd, 35Feb 22 Knotts F.H., Sanford Sanford, Hazel Lee Wrenn, 81 Feb 23 Knotts F.H., Sanford OUT OF STATE Bradenton, FL, William V. Ketcham, 71 Feb 21Cremation Society of NC, Raleigh Obituaries are provided as a paid service View and place obituaries at Contact our Obituaries staff at 919-829-4545 Bold listings indicate expanded obituaries also on this page We make every effort to correctly identify jurisdiction. Please note that townships may cross county lines and appear incorrect. However, listings are based on family funeral home request. City, Name, Age Died Arrangements OBITUARY INDEX HILLSBOROUGH Earl Eugene Walker, 93, of Hillsborough passed away Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 at UNC Hospital, Hill- sborough with family by his side. He was born March 3, 1924 to Lu- ther and Birtie Walker in Or- ange County, NC. He is sur- vived by his wife of 16 years Becky Walker, his children Philip (Debbie), David (Gina), of Chapel Hill, NC and Bryan (Nicole) of Haw River, NC, his two grandchildren, Rebecca (Julian) and David (Mary), Kathy Seggerman and several nieces and nephews. Earl served his country in World War II in the US Army Air Corps, assigned as an aerial gunner aboard a B-24 Liberator bomber in the Phil- ippines, serving in the 5th Air Force, 380th Bomb Group. He attained the rank of Staff Ser- geant and was awarded the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, among other decorations, dur- ing his time in service. In 1956 he went to work for M.M. Fowler, Inc. and moved his family to Chapel Hill where he ran the Gulf service sta- tion on West Franklin Street. Over the years he would start and operate each station in Chapel Hill for the company settling for 52 years at BP at the corner of Franklin and Estes. Earl served the community not only as a full-service station but also wrecker service, the coin operated car wash, parking lot snow removal service, week- end banker, and friend to all. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed sharing his crops with customers and friends. Mainly he was a loving husband and fa- ther who always spoke of how proud he was of his sons and how much his family meant to him. He was fond of saying have lived a wonderful Earl was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Hilda Summey Walker, step mother, Mae Allison Walker and sisters Mildred Walker Kennedy and Bertie Jean Walker Lynch. The family would like to ex- press their deepest thanks and gratitude for the care, and sup- port by the doctors, nurses and staff at the UNC Hospital. The Walker family will re- ceive family and friends for a visitation from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Funeral Home in Chapel Hill on Monday, Feb- ruary 26th. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM at Chapel Hill Memorial Cem- etery on Tuesday, February 27th. Flowers are welcomed and appreciated or donations can be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to the Walker family by visiting www.walkersfuneral Funeral Home of Chapel Hill is honored to serve the Walker family. Earl Eugene Walker MARCH 3, 1924 FEBRUARY 22, 2018 Michael Joseph Barrett, of Durham, NC passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at Jim and Bet- sy Bryan Hospice Home. Mike was born July 2, 1949, in Spokane WA and spent his early years in the Houston- Beaumont area of Texas. Growing up he was active in the Boy Scouts earning the rank of Eagle Scout and work- ing as a Ranger at Philmont Scout Ranch. Mike received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Texas University. He continued his education at Indiana Universi- ty, where he received his MBA from the Kelley School of Busi- ness. Following his university edu- cation, Mike joined the Navy and served as an A-6 Intruder aviator on the USS Saratoga. He continued his service in the reserves as a Naval Intel- legence and during Desert Storm was called back into active duty. Mike retired from the United States Naval Reserves as a Commander in 1993. Mike and his family lived for many years in Hickory, NC where he worked in busi- ness management for Siecor and Corning helping to de- velop new products for which he holds patents. In 2000, he moved to Durham with his wife where he was a faith- ful member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Mike is survived by his wife, Gail Barbee Barrett; two chil- dren, Elizabeth Rose Barrett (Ted Leopkey) and Michael Richard Barrett (Emily Sta- ton); and one granddaughter, Charlotte Ethel Leopkey. He is also survived by his father, Richard Louis Barrett; one sister, Patricia Smith; and two brothers, Richard Barrett and Paul Barrett. Mike is prede- ceased by his loving mother, Marion Janet Donovan and sis- ter, Christine Louise Barrett. Visitation and funeral ser- vices will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church on Friday, March 2, 2018. Visita- tion at and funeral services at Intern- ment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery, Durham. In lieu of memori- als can be made to the Jim and Betsy Bryan Hospice Home in Pittsborro, NC or to Trin- ity United Methodist Open Table Ministry. The Barrett family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Fu- neral Service. To leave condo- lences, go to www.hallwynne. com. See obituaries. Michael Joseph Barrett JULY 2, 1949 FEBRUARY 21, 2018 DURHAM Gerard Spencer Ryan, 91, was born in New York City and died on February 12, 2018 in Durham, NC. Son of the late Helen Kirwan Ryan and Gerard Aloysius Ryan, Jerry grew up in Westchester County, NY and attended Rye Country Day School and The Taft School. After wartime service in the US Navy Jerry attended and graduated from Georgetown University where he met Barbara Battle. He and Barb married on May 3, 1952 and lived in Chicago, Ill, Pittsburgh, PA, Montclair, NJ and Durham, NC. Left to mourn his passing are his children Catherine Yancy (Sam) of Durham, Janet Marie Ryan, Rough and Ready, Mary Ellen Francis (Lester), Apex, NC, Barbara Therese Ryan (WanLi), Singapore, Elizabeth Wilcox (Michael), Boulder, CO, David James Ryan (Mary), Jackson, WY, Peter Battle Ryan (Teglene), Arnold, CA, daughter-in-law Monique Wahli Ryan of Swit- zerland and grandchildren Devan, Kaylyn and Cassidy Francis, Catherine, Cormac, Eamonn, Declan and Darrien Wilcox, Cassandra, Shannon and Ainsley Ryan. In addition to his parents Jerry was predeceased by his wife Barbara in 2017, son Gerard Patrick Ryan, daughter Anne Francis Ryan, brothers Gordon Giles Ryan and Peter Kirwan Ryan. Jerry spent 36 years with The McGraw Hill Company, retiring as Publisher of indus- trial trade magazines. In 1985 he and Barb moved to Durham, renovated an historic property and established Arrowhead Inn Bed and Breakfast which they operated for fourteen years. With Barb he started the NC Bed Breakfast As- sociation. A loving husband, father, and mentor to many, Jerry was a founder of SHARE-South Hills (Pittsburgh) Association for Racial Equality, was active with the Newman Community in Montclair, with Meals on Wheels in Durham and was a blood donor at the Red Cross for decades. A devout and pro- gressive Catholic, Jerry was a champion of and had a lifelong dedication to helping those less fortunate. Quietly assist- ing people in need was a key tenet of his faith. The Ryan children are grate- ful to the staff at Croasdaile Village particularly the Pavil- ion team and Duke Hospice for their compassionate care of Dad. The family will gather for a funeral mass at a later date. Gerard Spencer Ryan DURHAM Mrs. Snowdean Lee Freeman, 87, of Durham, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. Mrs. Freeman was a native and lifelong resident of Dur- ham, the daughter of the late William Lee and Maude Hargis Lee. She attended Grove Park Chapel and the Sunday School Class. She loved being very active in church, planning trips together and entertaining her friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Monroe Freeman. She is survived by her son, Tony Freeman (Debra); daugh- ter, Patricia Renaie Wilson (Mike); brother, Roland Lee; sister, Lorraine Churchill; 4 grandchildren and 9 great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be pri- vate. In lieu of dona- tions can be made to The Gide- ons International, Durham South Camp, PO Box 2155, Durham NC 27702. Online condolences can be made at Snowdean Lee Freeman DURHAM DURHAM The Duke University Board of Trustees held its regular quarterly meeting and annual planning re- treat Friday and today, Feb. 23-24, and approved tuition and fees for the 2018-19 academic year. Undergraduate tuition will rise to $53,760 per academic year, a 3.9 per- cent increase, and the total cost for the next academic year, including tuition, room, board and fees, will be $70,873. That marks the lowest annual percentage increase in the total cost of attendance in at least 10 years. recognize that the cost of higher education, and in particular of a Duke education, is one of the defining issues for this university, and we are aware that it represents a significant and challeng- ing hurdle for many fam- said Duke President Vincent Price. deci- sion comes after a rig- orous assessment of our program costs and fi- nancial aid, focusing on ways we can address af- fordability while maintain- ing our unique and excel- lent educational experi- ence, including the peo- ple, facilities and programs that make Duke one of the top universities in the world. We will con- tinue to be vigorous in containing expenses, gen- erating new resources and ensuring that access, af- fordability and diversity remain key In the current 2017-18 academic year, Duke ex- pects to invest more than $161 million of university funds to support under- graduate financial aid, which marks a 25.5 per- cent increase over the past five years. Around half of all Duke students from a wide range of family in- comes receive some form of financial assistance from the university this year, making the average net cost for those students receiving need-based aid approximately $19,000. The in- vestment in financial aid is expected to grow at a rate greater than the rise in tuition for the coming year, although estimates for financial aid costs in the next academic year will not be finalized until later in 2018, when fi- nancial aid packages for new and returning stu- dents are calculated. Duke has a need-blind admissions policy, under which the university ac- cepts U.S. students with- out regard to their ability to pay for college and then fully meets their demon- strated financial need, which also includes sup- port for study abroad, summer programs and other components of the undergraduate experience. In 2017, Duke enrolled the second entering class of the Rubenstein Schol- ars, 60 first-generation college students who re- ceive a loan-free financial package that covers the full cost of attendance for all four years and support for summer experiences such as internships. New tuition rates for graduate and pro- fessional schools in 2018- 19 were also set today. They include: A Divinity School: $24,180 (Master of Divin- ity), up 4 percent over the current year. A Fuqua School of Busi- ness: $68,200 (daytime MBA), up 3.9 percent. A Graduate School: $53,540 (Ph.D. programs), up 4 percent. A Law School: $63,400, up 3.9 percent. A Nicholas School of the Environment: $39,975, up 2.5 percent. A Pratt School of Engi- neering: $54,576 (Master of Engineering Manage- ment Program), up 4 per- cent. A Sanford School of Public Policy: $46,900 (Master of Public Policy), up 3 percent. A School of Medicine: $59,100, up 3.5 percent. A School of Nursing: $42,456, up 3.9 percent. RAY GRONBERG A statue of Duke University benefactor James Buchanan Duke is seen on Chapel Drive. Duke hikes tuition 3.9 percent for next academic year BY MICHAEL SCHOENFELD Duke Office of News Communications Garrison Keillor has described sexually sugges- tive emails he exchanged with a former researcher who accused him of mis- conduct as that never result- ed in a physical relation- ship, and the radio host rejected the idea that because he was her boss it was sexual harassment. In one of his first ex- tended interviews since Minnesota Public Radio cut ties with the former Prairie Home Com- host in Novem- ber, Keillor said he never had a sexual relationship with the woman. button was un- buttoned and no zipper was Keillor said. ASSOCIATED PRESS Keillor: Emails to accuser were just Authorities have de- tained a 14-year-old boy and launched an arson investigation after an explosion led to an evac- uation of a Florida high school. The Orange County spokesman Jeff Williamson says that officers received reports of a loud bang coming from the bathroom Saturday morning as Timber Creek High School was hosting a debate competition. After hearing the explo- sion and seeing smoke, staff members evacuated the Orlando school, send- ing students out to a field. No injuries were report- ed. ASSOCIATED PRESS Student detained after explosion at Fla. high school

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