Jessica JohnsonStaff Reporter
March 21, 2013
Mr. Herbert Howard Transou, age 87, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Hugh Chatham Nursing Center. Mr. Transou was born August 21, 1925 in Wilkes County to Howard Hort and Beautious Clara Burchette Transou.
Mr. Transou was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and a charter member of the Pleasant Hill Volunteer Fire Department.
Mr. Transou was a veteran of the US Navy serving during WWII and retired from NCDOT.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Transou was preceded in death by his wife, Cola Anderson Transou; daughter, Jennifer Jayne Transou; brother, Sam Transou and sisters, Ruby Freeman and Willie “Bill” Burchette.
Survivors include: his sons, Allen Transou and wife Christine of Elkin and Mark Transou and wife Teresa of Lenoir; sister, Clara “Tinker” Transou; two grandchildren, Meredith Transou and Amanda Transou; two step grandchildren, Melanie Hawkins and Emily York; and one step great grandchild, Jackson York.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Dr. Danny Dodds, Dr. Gary Byrd and Rev. Jerry Fugate officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00– 3:30 p.m. prior to service.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 593 Pleasant Hill Drive, Elkin, NC 28621; Pleasant Hill Volunteer Fire Department, 1069 Austin Traphill Road, Elkin, NC 28621 or Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Foundation for Hugh Chatham Nursing Center, 180 Parkwood Drive, Elkin, NC 28621.
Online condolences may be made to www.elkinfuneralservice.com
Services entrusted to Elkin Funeral Service.