Miscellaneous Forsyth County, North Carolina Obituaries
1999

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BENSON
Dr. Maggie Earl Friday Benson, daughter of the late Earl and Minnie Speaks Friday, passed away recently at Forsyth Medical Center. She was a native of the city and was educated in the public school systems of Elizabeth City, New Jersey and Winston-Salem. She was a graduate of Winston-Salem Teachers College, N.C.A.&T. and did further study at the University of North Carolina. Benson taught school in the states of Virginia and Greensboro, N.C., she was also proprietor of the Mother and Daughter Kindergarten, and was Chairman of the Boards of Directors at Benson's Music Studio and F&B Travel Consultants. Benson was employed as a former reporter with the Winston-Salem Journal and Sentinel, ''Activities of Colored People''. At Zion Tabernacle FBH Church she served as Minister of Music. She also served as pianist for sixty years with the Victory Prayer Band Singers who performed thoughout the United States and abroad. Benson was a fromer member of the Board of Directors at Teamers Educational Institute in Charlotte, North Carolina. Surviving are her husband, Samuel Setzer Benson; two daughters, VirNessa D. and Minnie E. Benson; a devoted cousin-in-law, Florence Ceasar Rice; a devoted nephew, Carl Miller, Jr.; a devoted cousin, Eula B. Colter and Family; sisters-in-law, Beatrice B. Benson of the city and Catherine Washington and Virginia Welsh of Philadelphia, Pa.; a foster son, Dr. H.W. Parker; six foster grandchildren; nieces; nephews; cousins; and other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 16, 1999 at 3:00 p.m. from the Zion Tabernacle FBH Church with Rev. L.V. Davis officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends thirty minutes prior to the service at the church. The family may be contacted at the home and the cortege will assemble and leave from the residence at 2:00 p.m. Saturday. (HOOPER) 

BOLES
Mr. Oscar Franklin Boles, Jr., 72, of Winston-Salem, died Friday, October 15, 1999. Surviving are one sister, Barbara Jane Gorsuch of San Diego, California. A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 16, 1999 at Gardens of Memory, Walkertown. Family may be contacted at the home of Mrs. Rachel Mabe, 5980 Belews Creek Road, Walkertown, N.C. 27051. 

CATHEY
PINNACLE -- Juanita Newton Cathey, 86, of Sam Scott Road, passed away on Friday, October 15, 1999 at her son's residence. Services are to be held on Monday, October 18, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Clinton, S.C. with interment to follow at the Pinelawn Memory Gardens, Clinton, S.C. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Surry and Yadkin Co., 1326 N. Main Street, Mt. Airy, N.C. 27030. Cox-Needham Funeral Services of Pilot Mountain are in charge of the funeral arrangements. 

DENNY
PILOT MOUNTAIN -- Mrs. Nina Mae Venable Denny, 96, widow of Mr. Howard Denny of Meadowbrook Manor, Clemmons, N.C. (formerly of Pilot Mountain, N.C.), died Friday morning, October 15, 1999 at Meadowbrook Manor. Mrs. Denny was born in Stokes county January 24, 1903 to David Dalton and Spencer Slawter Venable. She was a homemaker, a former member of the Pilot Mountain Home Demonstration Club, and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are two nephews, Charles Holman Venable of Clemmons and H.D. Venable of Pilot Mountain. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon, October 16, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cox-Needham Funeral Home Chapel in Pilot Mountain, N.C. by Brother Don Collins. Burial will be in the Pilot Mountain City Cemetery. 

ESSEX
LEWSVILLE -- Pamela Sue Doub Essex, 49, died at her home Thursday, October 14, 1999. She was born in Wisnton-Salem to Harold L. and Metzel Binkley Doub on November 12, 1949. She was a free lance artist. Surviving are her parenst, two sisters, Marcia Carter and Katen Barnes; and her maternal grandmother, Nora T. Holder. A memorial service will be held at Vogler & Sons Clemmons Chapel 5:00 p.m. Saturday conducted by Denton Landon. The family will receive friends after the service. 

HECK
Mrs. Dorothy Myers Heck, 71, of 3955 High Point Road, Lot 19, died Thursday, October 14, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born September 26, 1928 in McDowell County, West Virginia to Duran and Clyde Handy Myers and moved to Winston-Salem when she was 18 years of age. Mrs. Heck was retired from Kaiser-Roth. She was a loving mother and grandmother to two sons, James (Jimmy Richard Brown and his fiancee', Kimberly Cole of the home and Walter Louis Brown, Jr. and his fiancee', Marty Livengood of High Point; one daughter, Marsha Brown Spillman and husband, Dennis of Rural Hall; five grandchildren, Eric, Josh, Jennifer, Jessee, and Adam; two step-grandchildren, Jason and Dixie; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Bob Myers of West Virginia; one sister-in-law, Mary Myers of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Vogler & Sons Main Street Chapel by Rev. Gary Styers. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Liberty Baptist Church, 1548 Old Hollow Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27105. 

HOPE
Mrs. Ocie Mae Blackmon Hope, 75, of 1265 Reynolds Forest Drive, passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at the Forsyth Medical Center after a brief illness. She was a native of Lancaster, S.C. and had lived in Winston-Salem, N.C. for fifty-seven years. She was of the Baptist faith and was a devoted homemaker, wife, mother, and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Henry Hope, Sr. Mrs. Hope is survived by two daughters, Arleiva (Roscoe) Owens of Lancaster, S.C. and Janice (George) Powell of the home; two sons, Jack H. (Lettie) Hope, Jr. and David Glenn (Hilda) Hope all of Winston-Salem; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Thomy (Ruth) Blackmon of Lancaster, S.C. and Cherry Lee Blackmon of Detroit, Michigan; five sisters, Mardree Collins, Flossie Hall both of Lancaster, S.C., Almetta Johnson of New York, N.Y., Helen Blackmon of Upper Darby, Pa., and Beatrice Butler of Clamsbury, Pa.; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, October 17, 1999 at 3:00 p.m. from the Chapel of the Russell Funeral Home with Reverend James Lewis, Jr. officiating. Entombment will be in the Piedmont Memorial Gardens. (RUSSELL) 

IRION
ELKIN -- Mr. John Phillip Irion, 87, of 228 Oakwood Dr., died Thursday evening, October 14, 1999 at Hugh Chatham Nursing Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Elkin by Rev. Sanford Giles. Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery. Mr. Irion was born in Paris, Tenn., December 3, 1911 to Phillip S. and Willie Cates Irion. He was a veteran of World War II, he retired from J.C. Penney Co., was an advertising consultant with THE TRIBUNE, and Radio Station WIFM. Mr. Irion was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Elkin Lions Club and was active in the Feed the Elderly program. Surviving are his wife, Jimmie Lamb of the home; two daughters, Phillis (Allston) Wayne of Mt. Pleasant, S.C. and Pam Irion of Yadkinville; two sons, John P. Irion of Leesville, S.C. and Dr. James (Rosemary) Irion of Hendersville, N.C.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one brother, William Barton Irion of Tucker, Ga. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday at Kennedy Funeral Home in Elkin. 

LONG
HAMPTONVILLE -- Lindsey H. Long, 87, of Petty Road, passed away Friday, October 15, 1999 at Hoots Memorial Hospital. He was born March 3, 1912 in Yadkin County to the late Calvin and Ethel Cheek Long. Arrangements are incomplete with Gentry Family Funeral Service of Yadkinville serving the family. 

MARTIN
WALNUT COVE -- Mr. James Martin, 73, of Walnut Cove, died Friday, October 15, 1999 at his residence. He was born June 21, 1926 to the late James Martin and Mary Ellen Stewart Martin. He was a mechanic with Roadway Express and a member of Troutdale Baptist Church in Troutdale, Va. Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his wife, Joann Plummer Martin in 1998 and eleven brothers and sisters. Surviving are one daughter, Barbara Stewart of North Wilkesboro; two sons, Tommy Martin of Walnut Cove and Eugene Martin of Galax, Va.; seven grandchildren, Misti Martin, Ashely Martin, Brian Martin, Brittany Martin, Marty Hill, Karen Simmons, and Joshua Martin; one great-grandchild, Cody Lee Simmons; one sister-in-law, Hope C. Martin of Walnut Cove; and a special nephew, Grady Throckmorton of Walnut Cove. A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, October 17, 1999 at Troutdale Baptist Church, Troutdale, Va. Burial will be at Corinth Cemetery in Rugby, Va. The family will receive friends Saturday from 7-9 p.m. at Burroughs Funeral Home and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the church. 

MASTERS
LELAND, N.C. -- Mrs. Mary Louise Snyder Masters, 65, of 108 Sandy Creek Rd., Leland, N.C., died Thursday, October 14, 1999 at Brunswick Community Hospital. She was born October 15, 1933 to William Albert Snyder and Katherine Miller Snyder. She was a homemaker and a member of Straight Way Baptist Church, High Point. Surviving are her husband, Thomas Mack Masters, Sr. of the home; three daughters, Katherine Taylor of Clemmons, Tammy Barchiesi of Woonsocket, R.I., and Zera Hensley, Leland, N.C.; six sons, Thomas Mack Masters, Jr. of Kernersville, Daniel Masters of Leland, William Master of Welcome, Jack Masters of Winston-Salem, Carl Masters of Leland, and Mackie Masters of Leland; one sister, Brenda Purkey of Baltimore, Md.; one brother, Willard Snyder of Leland; twenty-five grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Monday, October 18, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at Hayworth-Miller-Cain Chapel, Kernersville conducted by L.C. Taylor, Minister, Immanuel Baptist Church, Clemmons, N.C. Burial will be at Mt. Gur Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Hayworth-Miller Cain Funeral Home, Kernersville and at other times at the home of Thomas Master, Jr., 560 Pisgah Circle, Kernersville, N.C. 

PHELPS
Miss Ethel Sarah Phelps, 100, died Friday, October 15, 1999 at Meadowbrook Terrace of Davie. She was born December 1, 1898 in Forsyth County to the late Uriah Alvin and Adelia Faw Phelps. Miss Phelps spent most of her life in Clemmons. She was a member of Muddy Creek Church of Christ. Surviving are eleven nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday at First Christian Church of Clemmons (formerly Muddy Creek Church of Christ) by Ollis Baggett, Minister. Miss Phelps will lie instate at the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. 

ROBERTSON
Mr. Roy Lee Robertson, 88, of Winston-Salem, died Friday, October 15, 1999 at his home. He was born March 3, 1911 in Davie County to Walter Lee Robertson, Sr. and Nettie Russell Robertson. Mr. Robertson was a member of Hope Moravian Church. He was retired from the Atlantic Greyhound Buslines after 30 years of service and helped organize the Local Chapter of Retired Greyhound Drivers Club. He was preceded in death by his wife, Iva M. Robertson in 1998. Surviving are two daughters, Mary Ellen Robertson of Winston-Salem and Linda Reece and husband, Gary of Lewisville; one son, Ronnie Robertson and wife, Sharon of East Bend; an adopted daughter, Bonnie Robertson of Winston-Salem; five grandchildren, Jill Stokes, David Robertson, Bradley Reece, Jeffrey Robertson, and Mathan Robertson; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Walter Lee Robertson, Jr. of Troutman; a number of nieces and nephews; and many good friends. Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday at Hope Moravian Church with Rev. Galen Hahn and Rev. Norman Byerly officiating. Mr. Robertson will lie instate at the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will be in the church graveyard. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday at the church. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, 1100-C S. Stratford Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103. (Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel) 

STRICKLAND
Mr. Jerry Lee Strickland, 53, of Winston-Salem, died Friday, October 15, 1999 at Moses Cone Hospital. He was born in Knox County, Tennessee to Samuel Eli and Bertha Helton Strickland. Mr. Strickland served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam Era and was employed with Wolf Brothers Steel. He was a member of Grace Baptist Temple. Mr. Strickland lived most of his life in Greensboro. He was preceded in death by his father. Surviving are his wife, Patricia Martin Strickland of the home; his mother of Asheboro; a son, Clinton Strickland of Whitsett, N.C.; a daughter, Wendy Strickland of Greenville, S.C.; a step-son, Marty Stanfield of the home; a grandson, Dusty Strickland; two sisters, Mrs. Tammy Spaugh of Asheboro and Mrs. Shelia Bryant of Randleman; and a brother, Glen Strickland of Winston-Salem. Funeral services will be held 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel by Rev. Ed Sears. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. 

TODD
YADKINVILLE -- Mr. Dewey Lee Todd, 100, of 2945 Old Stage Road, passed away Friday morning, October 15, 1999 at the Yadkin Nursing Care Center. He was born June 8, 1899 to the late I.A. and Lillie Shermer Todd. Mr. Todd was a retired farmer. He was a member of Deep Creek Baptist Church in Yadkin County for 86 years. Mr. Todd was preceded in death by his family of twelve and sisters; his wife, Velam P. Todd in 1994; and his son, Wayne Todd in 1999. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Deep Creek Baptist Church by Rev. Allan Barker and Dr. Ron Davis. In lieu of flowers please make memorials to Deep Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Mr. Woodie Gough, P.O. Box 1051, Yadkinville, N.C. The family will receive friends from 7-9:00 p.m. Saturday, October 16, 1999 at Gentry Family Services Funeral Home, Highway 601, Yadkinville. 

WALKER
WILKESBORO -- Mrs. Esther Greer Laws Walker, 87, of Gunter's Hill Road, Boomer, widow of Crobie Donald Laws and John Wiley Walker, died Friday, October 15, 1999 at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. Graveside services will be held Sunday 2:00 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Cemetery with the Rev. Kevin Huffman officiating. Mrs. Walker was born July 27, 1912 in Watauga County to Calvin and Sarah Ann Watson Greer. She was a member of Hinshaw Street Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by one son, Billy Laws. Surviving are six daughters, Geneva Higgins of Millers Creek, Joyce Johnson of Moravian Falls, Lois Wyrick of West Jefferson, Arlee Livingston of Hudson, Dot Yale of Yadkinville, and Cynthia Huffman of Boomer; two sons, Wayne Laws of Statesville and Harold Laws of Hamptonville; fourteen grandchildren; and twenty-three great-grandchildren. The family will be at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home Saturday night from 7 until 9 p.m. 

WATTS
NORTH WILKESBORO -- Ms. Mary Janis ''Jan'' Watts, 52, of Justice Drive, North Wilkesboro, died, Thursday, October 14, 1999 at her home. Ms. Watts was born February 15, 1947 in Wilkes County to Wake Johnson Watts and Mary Caudill Watts. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in North Wilkesboro. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dwayne (Dedee) Reece of Booneville and Cegey Lee Anderson of North Wilkesboro; her mother of North Wilkesboro; one brother, Kim Caudill Watts of Statesville; and one granddaughter, Karra Nicole Reece of Booneville. Funeral services will be conducted 3:00 o'clock Sunday, October 17, 1999 at Miller Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Rick Tomlinson and the Rev. Grant Caudill officiating. Burial will be in Mountlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Miller Funeral Service, 180 Sparta Road, North Wilkesboro from 6:30 until 8:30 tonight. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Safe, Inc., P.O. Box 445, Wilkesboro, N.C. 28697. 

WILSON
Mr. James Robert Wilson, Sr., 75, of Winston-Salem, died Thursday, October 14, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. Mr. Wilson was born April 28, 1924 in Watauga Co. to Charles C. and Zada Isaacs Wilson. He was a U.S. Marine Corp World War II Veteran, serving in the Canal Zone, Okinawa and participated in the occupation of China. Mr. Wilson was retired from RJR Tobacco Co. and was a member of Open Door Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his mother and father and two brothers, Roy Wilson, Jr. and Arlie Dean Wilson. Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Royall Wilson of the home; four children, Mary Wilson Rojas and husband, Eddie, Becky Wilson Hartless, James Robert Wilson, Jr. and wife, Bonnie, and Randy Keith Wilson all of Winston-Salem; and four grandchildren, Kendall Craig Hartless, Carly Ann Wilson, Lee Sizemore, and Shannon Willard. Funeral services will be held 12 Noon, Sunday, October 17, 1999 at the Open Door Baptist Church by Rev. Richard Wallace. Burial will follow in the Parklawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, October 16, 1999 at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek. Memorials may be made to Open Door Baptist Church, 3130 Burke Mill Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103.

BECK
ADVANCE -- Mr. Ray Calespie Beck, 62, of Advance, died Friday, October 15, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born April 6, 1931 in Guilford County to the late P.L. and Mamie Smith Beck. Mr. Beck was a retired Farrier. He is survived by his wife, Pauline Stevens Beck, of the home; a daughter, Linda Beck Charles, and husband, Robert, of Davidson County; a son, Roy Calespie Beck, and wife, Melissa, of Jamestown; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Flata Johnson, of Archdale; and two brothers, Arvil Beck, of Archdale and Ervin Beck, of Advance. A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 18 at Westlawn Gardens of Memory by Rev. Neal Eller. The family will receive friends from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Sunday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of North Carolina, North Central Area, 3409-D W. Wendover Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 27407. 

GREENE
ROCKY MOUNT -- Mr. Anthony Scott Greene, 36, died Saturday, October 16, 1999 at Nash General Hospital following a couragious battle with cancer. Scott was the son of Jimmie Leroy Greene and Jeanette Brantley Johnston. Scott was a graduate of the class of 1981 at Northern Nash, and a graduate of Elon College in 1985, Kappa Alpha. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Wendy Joyner Greene, of the home; one daughter, Jenna Elizabeth Green, of the home; and three brothers, Randy Greene, of Chesterfield, Va., Jeffrey Greene, of Rocky Mount, N.C. and Marcus Greene, of Greenville, N.C. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 18 in the chapel of Bowling Funeral Home, with Rev. Horace Ward and Rev. David Garrison officiating. Burial will follow in Rocky Mount Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Sunday from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Bowling Funeral Home, 661 English Road, Rocky Mount, N.C., and other times, at the home of Donnie and Sandy Tharrington, 3871 Brittany Court, Rocky Mount, N.C. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1021-B Red Banks Road, Greenville, N.C. 27858. 

HODGE
WALKERTOWN -- Mr. Donald Leo Hodge, Jr., 29, of 4926 Reidsville Rd., Walkertown, N.C., died Saturday, October 16, 1999 at N.C. Baptist Hospital following an automobile accident. Born on November 17, 1969, he was the son of Lynn P. Hodge, of Walkertown and Donald L. Hodge, Sr., of Winston-Salem. He was a carpet installer. In addition to his parents, Mr. Hodge is survived by two; sisters, Mrs. Pam Grigg, and husband, Blake, of Denver, N.C. and Mrs. Tina Slate, and husband, Ronnie, of Walkertown; one brother, Michael Hodge, of the home; his grandmother, Mrs. Eva Pegram, of Pfafftown; his uncles and aunts; three nieces; one nephew; cousins; and many friends. Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 18 in Gardens of Memory, Walkertown. The family will receive friends Sunday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Pierce Funeral Home in Kernersville. 

JONES
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. -- Rev. Sheldon Jones, 81, of 1424 Pinopolis Rd., Moncks Corner, S.C., an evangelist, died Friday, October 15, 1999 in a North Charleston hospital. The funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 19 at First Baptist Church, Moncks Corner. Burial, directed by Dial-Murray Funeral Home, Moncks Corner, will be in St. John's Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Jones was born January 11, 1918 in Liberty, S.C., a son of Marlin Washington Jones and Ola Nelson Jones. He was the widower of Prue Martin Jones, and a member of First Baptist Church, Moncks Corner. He was the director of Cherokee Publications and the author of numerous books. He was currently broadcasting on nine radio stations worldwide. He was also the interim pastor at Bonneau Beach Baptist Church. He was the former pastor of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Cross, First Baptist Church in St. Stephen, First Baptist Church in Bonneau, and Bethel Baptist Church in Bethera. He was a former member of the Anti-Saloon League of America. Rev. Jones was the director of the Temperance and Evangelistic Crusade of America and the director of the Triumphant Truth. He was a graduate of Liberty High School and Columbia Bible College, and attended seminary in Louisville, Ky. Surviving are four daughters, Ola J. Thornton, of Columbia, Jacynthia J. Lamb, of Brandon, Fla., and Damaris J. Dunlap and Jennifer J. Merritt, both of Moncks Corner; one son, Sheldon Jones, Jr., of Moncks Corner; twelve grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. 

LONG
HAMPTONVILLE -- Mr. Lindsey H. Long, 87, of Petty Road, died Friday, October 15, 1999 at Hoots Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness. He was born March 4, 1912 in Yadkin County to the late Calvin and Ethel Cheek Long, and was a retired mill worker. Mr. Long was preceded in death by two brothers; and three sisters. He is survived by his wife, Nora Royal Long, of the home; four daughters, Gladys (Ray) Bennett and Sarah (Wimp) Roberts, both of King, Sue Harrison, of Boonville, and Sandra Long, of Hamptonville; three sons, Robert Long, Donald Long, and Lee (Mary) Long, all of Hamptonville; one sister, Lizzie Long, of Hamptonville; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 3:30 p.m., Monday, October 18 at Gentry Family Chapel, officiated by Rev. Gorrell Inscore. The body will lie in state thirty minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in Longtown Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Sunday at Gentry Family Funeral Service, Hwy 601 North of Yadkinville. 

MASTERS
LELAND, N.C. -- Mrs. Mary Louise Snyder Masters, 65, of 108 Sandy Creek Rd., Leland, N.C., died Thursday, October 14, 1999 at Brunswick Community Hospital. She was born October 15, 1933 to William Albert Snyder and Katherine Miller Snyder. She was a homemaker and a member of Straight Way Baptist Church, High Point. Surviving are her husband, Thomas Mack Masters, Sr., of the home; three daughters, Katherine Taylor of Clemmons, Tammy Barchiesi of Woonsocket, R.I., and Zera Hensley, Leland, N.C.; six sons, Thomas Mack Masters, Jr. of Kernersville, Daniel Masters of Leland, William Masters of Welcome, Jack Masters of Winston-Salem, Carl Masters of Leland, and Mackie Masters of Leland; one sister, Brenda Purkey of Baltimore, Md.; one brother, Willard Snyder of Leland; twenty-five grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Monday, October 18, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at Hayworth-Miller-Cain Chapel, Kernersville conducted by L.C. Taylor, Minister, Immanuel Baptist Church, Clemmons, N.C. Burial will be at Mt. Gur Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Hayworth-Miller Cain Funeral Home, Kernersville and at other times at the home of Thomas Master, Jr., 560 Pisgah Circle, Kernersville, N.C. 

PRUITT
HAYS -- Mrs. Mary Lee Felts Pruitt, 73, of Hays, N.C., died Friday, October 15, 1999 at Britthaven Nursing Home. She was born March 9, 1926 to Harrison and Polly Brown Felts. Mrs. Pruitt was retired from Wilkes County School System after 28 years as a secretary, and was a member of Springfield Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Rev. Bill L. Pruitt, of the home; four daughters, Pam Miles and Terrye Walsh, both of North Wilkesboro, Pollye Pruitt, of Emerald Isle, N.C., and Pat Handy, of Boomer; four sisters, Mae Johnson, Archie Cothern, Pauline Brown, and Jo Hendrix, all of Hays; and two grandchildren, Nathan Handy and Jordan Walsh. The family will receive friends at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in North Wilkesboro on Sunday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. A private memorial service and burial will be held prior to the visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Western N.C., c/o Britthaven, 1016 Fletcher St., Wilkesboro, N.C. 28697. 

ROBINSON
Mrs. Lula Evans Robinson, 83, of Sunrise Towers, Winston-Salem, died Thursday, October 14, 1999 following an extended illness. She was born February 25, 1916 to James and Rosa Evans. She attended Winston-Salem city schools, was an employee of R.J. Reynolds for 23 years, and a member of New Bethel Baptist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Deborah Ford, and her husband, Donnie, of Winston-Salem and Brenda Barris, and her husband, Royce, of Charlotte; 13 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces; nephews; cousins; and friends. Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m., Monday, October 18 at New Bethel Baptist Church by Dr. Jerry Drayton, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1:00-1:30 p.m., prior to the service. 

RUTLEDGE
ELKIN -- Mrs. Patsy Parsley Rutledge, 52, of 4252 Austin-Traphill Rd., Elkin, died Saturday, October 16, 1999 at Forsyth Memorial Hospital in Winston-Salem. Mrs. Rutledge was born in Murfreesboro on October 3, 1947 to Hillard A. and Olene Howeth Parsley. She was employed by Candle Corp. of America in Elkin. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents. Surviving are her husband, Bill Rutledge, of the home; three daughters, Tammy DeVall and Tonya Barrett, both of Elkin, and Tina Wehunt, of Houston, Texas; two sons, Jay Barrett, of Ashland City, Tenn. and Mike Rutledge, of Elkin; seven grandchildren, Felicia Wehunt, Stephen Rutledge, Teresa Rutledge, David Wehunt, Christopher Barrett, Jamie Barrett, and Taylor Barrett; two brothers, Joe Parsley, of Fayetteville, Tenn. and Danny Parsley, of Woodbury, Tenn; and two sisters, Mary St. John, of Nashville, Tenn. and Nell Womack, of Murfreesboro, Tenn. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 20 at Woodbury Funeral Home Chapel in Woodbury, Tenn. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Sunday at Kennedy Funeral Home in Elkin. 

SIZEMORE
JONESVILLE -- Mrs. Shirley Murphy Sizemore, 63, of US Hwy 21, died Saturday, October 16, 1999 at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital. She was born March 19, 1936 in Yadkin County, and was retired from Sara Lee Hosiery. She was preceded in death by her husband, June Sizemore, in October of 1992; and by a daughter, Lisa Sizemore, in June of 1988. Surviving are a daughter, Amanda Sizemore (David Keith) Stanley, of Elkin; and a granddaughter, Amber Finney, of Elkin. Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 17 at Deep Creek Friends Church Cemetery, officiated by Rev. David Stanley. Gentry Family Funeral Service of Yadkinville is serving the family. 

STACK
Mr. George Thomas Stack, Jr., 71, of Winston-Salem, died Saturday, October 16, 1999 in Forsyth Medical Center. Born June 19, 1928 to the late Mr. and Mrs. George Thomas and Mary Lee Hudson Stack, Sr., he was a member of Fairview Moravian Church. He was special deputy of the Forsyth Sherriffs Department. Following his retirement from Piedmont Airlines, Mr. Stack became a regular at Hanes Mall, known as the ''Mayor of Hanes Mall.'' Mr. Stack was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Plemmons Stack; sister, Betty Pace; and grandmother, Daisy Hudson. Surviving are his son, Thomas F. ''Chip'' Stack, of Winston-Salem; three brothers, William Stack, and beloved friend, Wanda Honaker, Larry Stack and wife, Drema, and Kenneth Stack, all of Winston-Salem; and a sister, Linda Waston, and husband, Gary, of Winston-Salem. A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 19 at Westlawn Gardens of Memory, with Rev. Neil Routh officiating. The family will receive friends Monday, October 18 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. 

SWISHER
HAMPTONVILLE -- Mrs. Madge L. Swisher, 90, of Cowles Road, died Friday, October 15, 1999 at the home of her daughter, Nancy Steelman. She was born October 1, 1909 in Yadkin County to the late Calvin and Ethel Cheek Long. She was a devoted housewife and mother, and lived her life working on a farm. Mrs. Swisher was a member of Branon Friends Meeting. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin E. Swisher; a daughter and son-in-law, Lois and Worth Renegar; three brothers, Miles Long, Guy Long, and Lindsey Long; and two sisters Ellen Sizemore and Fannie Harris. Surviving are seven children, Nellie (Harvey) Wagoner, of Hamptonville, Mary Ruth (Johnnie) Richardson, of Harmony, Zelma (Roy) Eddleman and Nancy (Olon) Steelman, of Lone Hickory, Fred (Brenda) Swisher, of Mocksville, Phyllis (Jerry) Crook, of Lone Hickory, and Francis (Laura) Swisher, of Hamptonville; one sister, Lizzie Long, of Hamptonville; grandchildren, Billy (Anna) Renegar, Dale (Beverly) Wagoner, Tammy Richardson, Colleen Richardson, Eddie Richardson, Annette (Scott) Johnson, Amy (Michael) Fann, Jeanine (Kevin) Kimmer, Roy (Teresa) Swisher, and Jennifer Swisher; great grandchildren, Nick Kimmer, Jacob Wagoner, Rachel Wagoner, Ashley Johnson, and Scottie Richardson; four step grandchildren; five step great grandchildren; and a special friend, Helen Adams, of Hamptonville. Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m., Monday, October 18 at Branon Friends Meeting, with Rev. Hewey Parrish and Rev. Joe Reece officiating. The body will lie in state thirty minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Gentry Family Funeral Service, Hwy 601 North of Yadkinville. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Yadkin Valley Home Health or to Hospice of Yadkin County, P.O. Box 1267, Yadkinville, N.C. 27055. 

TODD
YADKINVILLE -- Mr. Dewey Lee Todd, 100, of 2945 Old Stage Road, passed away Friday morning, October 15, 1999 at the Yadkin Nursing Care Center. He was born June 8, 1899 to the late I.A. and Lillie Shermer Todd. Mr. Todd was a retired farmer. He was a member of Deep Creek Baptist Church in Yadkin County for 86 years. Mr. Todd was preceded in death by his family of twelve brothers and sisters; his wife, Velma P. Todd, in 1994; and his son, Wayne Todd, in 1999. Surviving are a daughter, Dorothy T. Miller, of 3620 Courtney/Huntsville Road; two grandsons; one granddaughter; and one great grandson. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 17 at Deep Creek Baptist Church by Rev. Allan Barker and Dr. Ron Davis. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Deep Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Mr. Woodie Gough, P.O. Box 1051, Yadkinville, N.C. Gentry Family Funeral Service of Yadkinville is serving the family. 

WATSON
SPARTA -- J. Everett Watson, age 81, of Sparta, N.C., passed away Saturday, October 16, 1999. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m, Tuesday, October 19 at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home Chapel, Independence, Va. The family will receive friends Monday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. 

WRANGHAM
Mrs. Doris Darnelle Wrangham, 79, formerly of Loman St., died Saturday, October 16, 1999 at Winston-Salem Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. She was born March 8, 1920 to Cary C. and Addie Belle Tuttle Darnelle. Mrs. Wrangham was a member of Linville Forest Church of Christ. Surviving are two sons, Fred J. Wrangham, and wife, Marcia, of Charlotte and W.C. Wrangham, Jr., and wife, Karen, of Eden; two grandchildren, Travis and Blair Wrangham; and one sister, Helen D. Chatman, of Winston-Salem. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 18 at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. Minister A.W. Chism and Minister G.W. Darnell will officiate. Burial will follow in Crestview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Linville Forest Church of Christ. 


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