Miscellaneous Forsyth County, North Carolina Obituaries
1999

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BEANE
EAST BEND -- Mr. Clifton Wilson Beane, Sr., 86, of 4124 Old Mill Road, died Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at his home. He was born in Yadkin County on December 5, 1912 to Roby and Ellen Douglas Beane. Mr. Beane was a member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mary Ruth Carter Beane of the home; two sons, C.W. (Vivian) Beane, Jr. of Tobaccoville and Jerry Beane of East Bend; a daughter-in-law, Glenda Beane of Winston-Salem; two daughters, Cathy (Samuel) Brown and Penny (Todd) Coram all of East Bend; two sisters, Bessie Ring and Edna Murphy both of East Bend; one brother, Claude Beane of East Bend; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be conducted Thursday, October 21, 1999 at 3:00 p.m. at the Shady Grove United Methodist Church by Rev. Sarah Kalish and Rev. Bob Harris. The body will be placed in the church at 2:30 to lie instate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 9:00 Wednesday evening at Huff Funeral Home in East Bend. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, 1100-C S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 

BENOY
MIDWAY -- Beulah Sink Benoy, 85, of Old Highway 52 S. Midway, died at 2:05 p.m. Monday, October 18, 1999 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 21, 1999 at Midway United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Harry Sellers, Jr. and Mr. Kimmey Presley. Burial will be in Midway United Methodist Church Cemetery. She was born on September 30, 1914 in Davidson County to Thomas Herman Sink and Clara Belle Beard Sink. She was retired form Thomasville Furniture and was a former employee of Erlanger Mills. She will be remembered from the Produce Stand that she ran for the last 20 years in the Midway Community. She was a member of Midway United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Ladies Bible Class and the Dora Reynolds Circle. Mrs. Benoy was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Alfred Benoy. Surviving are her daughter, Marlene B. Hanes and her husband, Barry of Winston-Salem; her grandchildren, Amber Hanes and Chase Hanes; a brother, Willie Ray Sink of Reedy Creek; and her sisters, Florence Sowers of Welcome, Edna Presley of Midway, and Frances Beeker of Reeds. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Davidson Funeral Home-HICKORY TREE CHAPEL and other times at the home of her daughter on Clara-Tom Drive. Memorials may be directed to Midway United Methodist Church Emergency Fund, 9795 Old Highway 52, Lexington, N.C. 27295. 

BINGHAM
Dr. James P. Bingham, Jr., of Raleigh, N.C., formerly of Lexington, N.C., died Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at Rex Hospital. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 21, 1999 at the National Cemetery in Salisbury, N.C. The family will receive friends Thursday, October 21, 1999 from noon until 1:30 p.m. at Davidson Funeral Home, 24 East Third Street, Lexington, N.C. Dr. Bingham was born January 29, 1916 in Davidson County. He was a son of Annie Fletcher Bingham and Dr. James P. Bingham, Sr. He was preceded in death by a brother, Dr. W.L. Bingham. Dr. Bingham received his pre-dental education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his degree from the Emory University Dental School. He served in the United States Army's Dental Corp for five years during World War II and for four years during the Korean War and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Dr. Bingham served his community in many capacities. He served as Scout Master of the First Baptist Church Troop in Lexington for many years. He was President of the YMCA and Kiwanis Club both of Lexington. He organized and served as Chairman of the Davidson County Bicentennial Commission. He also served twice as President of the North Carolina Archaeological Society donating a large collection of pre-historic and Native American artifacts to the School of Anthropology at UNC/Chapel Hill. Surviving is his wife, Georganne Coble Bingham formerly of Lexington, N.C. Mrs. Bingham is Director of External Affairs at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Surviving also is a daughter, Mrs. J. Edward Rhodes of Southern Pines, N.C.; two sons, Mr. William Frank Bingham of High Point, N.C. and Mr. James Hugh Bingham, Sr. of Lincolnton, N.C.; one step-daughter, Mrs. James Nance of Lexington, N.C.; one step-son, Mr. Ed Jordan of Lexington, N.C.; and two sisters, Mrs. Flynn S. Smith of Anderson, S.C. and Mrs. Barbara Garrison of Winston-Salem, N.C. Dr. Bingham was the loving grandfather of nine grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the North Carolina Museum of Art, Hospice or the charity of the donor's choice. Davidson Funeral Home in Lexington, N.C. is serving the family of Dr. Bingham. 

BODSFORD
Mr. Claude Joseph Bodsford, 83, of Winston-Salem, died Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born August 2, 1916 in Forsyth County to Alfred William and Settie Nifong Bodsford. Mr. Bodsford was a member of Pine Grove United Methodist Church. He is preceded in death by one son, Terry Lee Bodsford. Surviving is his wife of 55 years, Evelyn ''Ebb'' Bodsford of the home; one son, Ronald Bodsford and wife, Jean of Lexington; two grandchildren, Tiffany and Brandon Bodsford; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 21, 1999 at Pine Grove United Methodist Church by Rev. Jim Bowen. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. Memorials may be made to Pine Grove United Methodist Church, 1130 Jonestown Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103 or Hospice of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, 1100-C S. Stratford Rd. Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103. 

DUNNAVANT
Mrs. Elsie Sale Dunnavant ''MaMa'', 93, of 2945 Reynolda Road, died unexpectedly Monday, October 18, 1999 at Independence Village. Mrs. Dunnavant was a native of Amhurst, Virginia where she was born April 27, 1906 to the late Edward and Vertie Sale. She was a longtime member of Beck's Baptist Church and served faithfully as ''choir mother'' for many, many years. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend and will always be remembered for her delightful personality and delicious cooking. Mrs. Dunnavant was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Wilson Dunnavant and a granddaughter, Shirley Allred. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Vivian Allred Dixon and Mrs. Betty Bumgardner both of Winston-Salem, and Mrs. Phyllis Johnson of Pfafftown; seven grandchildren, Gary Allred, Donnie Allred, Michael Bumgardner, Judy B. Holder, Kathy Conner, Ricky Johnson, and Karen Johnson; twelve great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Mrs. Eleanor Davis, Mrs. Susie Thornton, and Mrs. Corine Coffey all of Amhurst, Va., and Mrs. Grace Burford of Roanoke, Va. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 20, 1999 at Beck's Baptist Church. Dr. James J. Nelson will officiate. Interment will follow in Forsyth Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Vogler and Sons Reynolda Chapel and suggests that memorials be made to Beck's Baptist Church General Fund, 5505 Beck's Church Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27106. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to Wanda Horton, Barbara Laney, and Mary Taylor for their diligent and loving care of Mrs. Dunnavant. 

HILL
Mrs. Mamie Rowland Hill, 75, of Winston-Salem, died October 19, 1999 at Meadowbrook Manor of Clemmons. She was born August 4, 1924 in Caswell County to William and Harriet Austin Rowland. She was a member of Vernon Forest Baptist Church, formerly Urban Street Baptist Church, for 52 years where she taught Sunday School for 27 years. She is survived by her devoted husband of 60 years, Robert H. Hill; one daughter, Martha Clodfelter and her husband, Gene E. of Winston-Salem; and one precious granddaughter, Kelli Alease Clodfelter, whom she loved so much. Mrs. Hill was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Hughes Hill and her brothers and sisters. A funeral service will be 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 20, 1999 at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. Amis Daniel officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. A graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 21, 1999 at Woodland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 200 N. Cherry St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101-3910 or The Parents Together Program at the Special Children School, 4505 Shattalon Dr., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27106. The family wishes to express their gratitude to Unit 3 of Meadowbrook Manor of Clemmons for their devoted care of Mrs. Hill. 

KIMBROUGH
Homegoing Service for Mr. Hobert Alphonso Kimbrough, Sr., husband of the late Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Dubose Kimbrough of 457 Bacon Street went to sleep at Wake Forest Medical Center on October 14, 1999 after an extended illness. Mr. Kimbrough was born on December 24, 1925. He is a retired employee of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. He was an Army Veteran of World War II. Mr. Kimbrough is survived by three daughters, Ms. Rachel Mae Brock of Mocksville, N.C., Ms. Constance D. Kimbrough, and Mrs. Sylvia K. Rolle (Alvin) of the home; two sons, Mr. Arnold Hankins (Tammy) of Winston-Salem and the late Mr. Hobert Kimbrough, Jr. of Pulaski, Va.; five sisters, Mrs. Esther K. Miller of Winston-Salem, Mrs. Flora Featherstone of Altedena, Calif. the late Mrs. Martha Bohannon of Farmington, N.C., the late Mrs. Ossie Douthit, and the late Mrs. Corrine Robinson both of Winston-Salem; three brothers, Mr. Joe Barksdale of Winston-Salem, Mr. Walter Kimbrough of Washington, D.C., and the late Mr. William Kimbrough of Pulaski, Va.; sisters-in-law, Ms. Tecora Dubose and Ms. Brenda Dubose both of Winston-Salem; three devoted granddaughters, Mrs. Berkeley K. Jefferys (Wallace) of Pulaski, Va., Miss Minnie Carter of Mocksville, and Little Miss Alshaundra Rolle of the home; grandsons, Mr. Christopher Kimbrough (Clara) of Winston-Salem, and Masters Alshaun and Alijah Rolle of the home; ten other grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other loving friends. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, October 20, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. from the Jerry C. Y Frances S. Mem. Chapel with Elder Timothy Lyons, Pastor of Exodus Primitive Baptist Church, Pilot Mtn., N.C. officiating. Internment to follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to and your loving friends will conduct services, Gilmore's for Mr. Hobert Alphonso Kimbrough, Sr. 

LAWSON
Mr. Robert Edward Lawson, 77, of Winston-Salem, died Monday, October 18, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born February 15, 1922 to William Robert and Minnie Grubbs Lawson in Behtania, N.C. He married Sarah Walker Lawson on September 29, 1942. To this union was born two children, Sarah Kay Lawson Hurd who died October 21, 1998 and Robert E. Lawson, Jr. (wife Ramona) of Raleigh, N.C.; one son-in-law, Shober W. Hurd of Walkertown; three grandchildren, Thomas Lawson of Raleigh, Terresa Parks (David) of Lexington and David Hurd (Amy) of Rural Hall; three great-grandchildren, Samantha Hurd of Rural Hall, Christopher Hurd of Rural Hall, and Joshua Parks of Lexington; and one sister, Viola Bowman of Clemmons. He served in the Army from 1943 to 1946 in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. He belonged to VFW Post #10471 in Walkertown. He was a charter member of Northside Baptist Church and of the Auditorium Class. Mr. Lawson retired from Vernon Foster Builders. A funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, October 21, 1999 at Northside Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Easler officiating. The body will lie instate 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory in Walkertown. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. 

MARTIN
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Mrs. Cozelle Lawrence Martin, 77, passed on October 16, 1999 in Washington, D.C. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 21, 1999 at 12:00 at Brown's Funeral Home in Greensboro, N.C. Interment will be at Maplewood Cemetery in Greensboro, N.C. 

MCKIMIE
JONESVILLE, N.C. -- Clarice W. McKimie, 71, passed away Sunday, October 17, 1999 as the result of a car accident. She was born August 13, 1928 in Elkin, N.C. to Nathan Hubert and Pear Woodruff Williams. She was a 1945 graduate of Boonville School and a member of Island Ford Baptist Church. She was an employee at McDonalds in Jonesville and the Chamber of Commerce in Yadkinville, N.C. She was also a volunteer for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Western, N.C. Clarice is preceded in death by her husband, Ray on August 19, 1999; her father, Hubert Williams in 1977; her mother, Pearl W. Williams, October 11, 1999; and a granddaughter, Chrissy Elliott in 1991. She is survived by one son, Richard Casstevens of Hampton, Va.; three daughters, Brenda (John) Detert of Hampton, Christine (J.C.) Elliott, and Darlene (Larry) Crews all of Boonville, N.C.; one step-daughter, Rita Merlenbach of St. Louis, Mo.; and one step-son, Chris McKimnie of Bethany, Okla.; seven grandsons; two granddaughters; two great-granddaughters; and a special friend, Becky Boyles of Mocksville, N.C. Friends will be received at Island Ford Fellowship Hall, Hwy. 67, Jonesville, Thursday, October 21, 1999 from 6 to 8 p.m. Services will be conducted on Saturday, October 23, 1999 at 2 p.m. at Island Ford Church with the Rev. Conard Hatfield and the Rev. Sam Hickerson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 200 Centreport Dr., Suite 300, Greensboro, N.C. 27409. Arrangements handled by Tidewater Funeral Choices, Virginia Beach, Va. 757-474-9400 

MITCHELL
Mr. Herbert Mitchell, husband of the late Mrs. Edith P. Mitchell of 1218 Bretton St., formerly of 430 Granville Drive was born May 11, 1932 in Lane, South Carolina to the late Charles and Rosa Staggers. He attended the Williamsburg County Schools and attended Bethel AME Church. He was a fourteen year veteran of the United States Army and a long time employee of the City of Winston-Salem before his health declined. he recently joined Genesis Victory Outreach Church and was baptized in the name of the Lord. In addition to his wife, Mr. Mitchell was preceded in death by two sons and several special sisters and brothers. He departed this life into eternal rest on Saturday, October 16, 1999 at the home of a sister in Lane, South Carolina. He leaves to cherish his memory always, three daughters, Carolyn (Ralph) Torrence with whom he lived and Sheila (Otis) Murphy all of Winston-Salem, and Rosalyn Little of Lane, S.C.; two sons, Rodney Mitchell of Winston-Salem, N.C. and John (Margaret) Canty of Forreston, S.C.; a daughter-in-law, Deloris Canty, Lane, S.C.; eight grandchildren, Kevan and Devino Torrence of the home, Lawanda (James) Brown, Kenyatta, Katreena, and Jamilia Mitchell, Courtney Murphy all of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Antwon Long of Lane, S.C.; three great-grandchildren, Victoria and Alexis Mitchell, and Sharneice Brown all of Winston-Salem; four sisters, Louanna Wilson and Trudie Parson both of Winston-Salem, Martha Perry of Jamaica, N.Y., and Virgiree Parson of Lane, S.C.; five step-sisters; four sisters-in-law, Josephine Robinson and Geneva Purvis both of Winston-Salem, Evelyn Mitchell of Philadelphia, Pa., and Eliza Thomas of St. Albans, N.Y; two aunts and uncles; devoted friends, Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Austin and family of Winston-Salem; and a host of other loving relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held of Friday, October 22, 1999 at 1:00 p.m. from the Bethel AME Church in Lane, S.C. The family will receive friends thirty minutes prior to the service. The family may be contacted locally at the home of a daughter, Carolyn Torrence of 1218 Bretton St. Dimery & Rogers Funeral Home, 1100 E. Main St., Kingstree, S.C. are in charge of services and arrangements for Mr. Herbert Mitchell. (HOOPER) 

PARKER
Mrs. Lula Grace Venable Parker, 83, of 628 Siloam Road, Mount Airy, widow of John Richard Parker, passed away on Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at the home of her daughter. Mrs. Parker was born in Surry County on January 26, 1916, daughter of the late James E. and Gracie Mae Edmonds Venable. She was retired from Spencer's, Inc. of Mount Airy and was a member of the Little Mountain Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Gail Johnson of Mount Airy; one son, Rhonda Ray Parker of Winston-Salem; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Parker was preceded in death by one sister, Zellar Irene Watson; and one brother, J.E. Venable. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 21, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at the Little Mountain Baptist Church. The service will be conducted by Rev. Billy Watson with burial in the Skyline Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. at the Moody Funeral Home of Mount Airy where her body will remain until carried to the church to lie instate 30 minutes before the funeral service. The family will receive friends at other times at the home of Gail Johnson, 330 East Poplar Street, Mount Airy. 

SMITH
Mr. James Herman, 87, of Winston-Salem, died Monday, October 18, 1999 at Forsyth Memorial Hospital. He was born March 20, 1912 in Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Smith moved to Winston-Salem from Cleveland, Ohio in 1969. He retired as Vice Chairman of Thiele-Engdahl, Inc. He was a loving, devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sylvia Waller Smith; four children, William H. Smith and Wendy Parker of Richmond, Va., Ilene ''Wendy'' Brophy of Winston-Salem, Ilyse J. Smith of Raleigh, and Clark S. Smith and his wife, Sally of Greenville, S.C.; grandchildren, Thomas D. Brophy, Jr. and Heather E. Brophy of Winston-Salem, and Claire and Sam Smith of Greenville; two great-grandchildren, Megan Davis Brophy and Joshua Brophy of Winston-Salem. Memorials may be made to Mt. Tabor Fire & Rescue Department, 4140 Robinhood Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27106. The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 21, 1999 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Vogler & Sons Reynolda Road Funeral Home. 

TEAGUE
Mrs. Florence Bodenheimer Teague, 93, passed away Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at Silas Creek Manor. Mrs. Teague was born July 6, 1906 in Forsyth County to George Luther and Alice Nading Bodenheimer. She was a member of New Friendship Baptist Church and also the Sunshine Senior Citizens Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. William Roy Teague; one son, Gary Lee Teague; a brother, Paul Bodenheimer; and one sister, Alta Westmoreland. Mrs. Teague is survived by her granddaughter, Leigh Ann Teague of Winston-Salem; her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Evelyn Teague also of Winston-Salem; three nieces; one nephew; and a host of cousins. A graveside service will be conducted Thursday, October 21, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. Chris Byrne at Old Mount Vernon Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7-9:00 p.m. at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. 

THANOS
HARMONY -- Mr. Charles ''Chuck'' W. Thanos, died October 19, 1999. He was a retired deputy sheriff from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and the Davie County Sheriff's Department. He is survived by his wife, Adele Thanos; a daughter, Cindy; three sons, Skip, Raymond, and Charles, Jr. A service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Liberty Wesleyan Church, 2094 Sheffield Rd., Harmony, N.C. 28634. Arrangements by MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL 765-2793. 

TURNER
MAYODAN -- Ms. Anline Turner, 76, formerly of 406 West Main Street, died Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at Walnut Cove Health Care Nursing Center. The funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 21, 1999 at Mayodan Moravian Church with burial to follow in the Moravian Graveyard. Ms. Turner was born May 26, 1923 in Rockingham County to the late Jasper and Ora Collins Turner. She was a member of the Mayodan Moravian Church. She is survived by her special friends, Myrtle Shreve of Mayodan and Margaret Alley of Walnut Cover and a host of other friends. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 20, 1999 at Colonial Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Mayodan Moravian Church, c/o Rudolph Joyce, 104 South 3rd Ave., Mayodan, N.C. 27027. 

BENTON
BOONVILLE -- Mr. Rovy Reford Benton, 75, of 2917 Center Rd., Boonville, N.C., died Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born April 11, 1924, the son of Rovy L. and Jane Swaim Benton. Mr. Benton was a retired farmer and a member of Mitchell's Chapel United Methodist Church. He was a veteran with the United States Navy. Mr. Benton was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Travis ''Chab'' Benton, Earl Benton, Thad Benton, and Garvie Benton. Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Gay Holcomb Benton; three sons, Vaughn (Kathy) Benton of Boonville, Donald Gray ''Toby'' Benton, and Randy Dean Benton both of the home; seven sisters, Bernice Mendenhall of Statesville-Maple Leaf Health Care, Dorothy (Howard) Kimmer of Jonesville, Airlene (Floyd) Hutchins of Winston-Salem, Evelyn (Buford) Bruce of Yadkinville, Ivy Benton of Boonville, Phyllis (Jethrow) Faw of Winston-Salem, and Linda (James) Zackary of Boonville; two brothers, Jim (Ruth) Benton of Winston-Salem and Hildon (Sharon) Benton of Boonville; three grandchildren, Rae Benton, Jonathan Benton, and Margaret McLellan; and two great-grandchildren, Alex and Madison McLellan. A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 22, 1999 at Mitchell's Chapel United Methodist Church. Mr. Benton will lie instate 30 minutes prior to the service. The Rev. Marion Swann, the Rev. Dana Wooten and Darrell Parris will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Gentry Family Funeral Service on Hwy. 601 N. of Yadkinville. 

GIBBONS
Mrs. Willie Mae Sharpe Gibbons, 75, of Winston-Salem, died Tuesday night, October 19, 1999 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born November 15, 1923 in Iredell County to Willis H. and Della Pharr Sharpe. Mrs. Gibbons was a member and former Sunday School Teacher of Elon Baptist Church and had retired from P.H. Hanes Knitting Company. She was preceded in death by her first husband, William F. Oldham and her second husband, Romie A. Gibbons and a brother, Worth A. Sharpe. Surviving are two sisters, Edna Sharpe Summers of Statesville and Ethel Sharpe Culler of Advance; several nieces and nephews, Peggy Poston, Paul and Larry Summers, Bob Culler, Marilyn Peacock, Faye Thomas, and Janice McAlpine; also several great-nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday in Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel by Rev. James R. Chatham. Burial will follow in Union Ridge United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Elon Baptist Church, 3701 Rosie St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27107 or to Hospice of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, 1100-C S. Stratford Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103. 

HAYWORTH
Mrs. Jessie Lois Pyrtle Hayworth, 80, of 1634 Curry Rd., Kernersville, N.C., died Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at High Point Regional Hospital. She was born April 5, 1919, the daughter of Elder Dillard R. Pyrtle and Grace Sheppard Pyrtle. Mrs. Hayworth was a homemaker and a dedicated member of Bunker Hill Primitive Baptist Church. Her commitment to the Lord was evident by her faithful walk, her prayer life, and her constant concern for others. She was preceded in death by her husband, Levi Grady Hayworth; three brothers, John D. Pyrtle, Benjamin N. Pyrtle, and Wilbert J. Pyrtle; and two sisters, Grace C. Pyrtle and Virginia P. Coe. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Eli (Elizabeth) Hine of Kernersville; her son, Roger G. Hayworth of High Point; four sisters, Dixie P. Eaton, Dorothy P. Lyndon, and Ann P. Barker all of Asheboro, and Rachel P. Wray of Reidsville; one brother, Samuel D. Pyrtle of Kernersville; and four grandchildren, Angela H. Cranfill, Stephanie H. Woosley, Bryan T. Hayworth, and Amy E. Hayworth. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 22, 1999 at Bunker Hill Primitive Baptist Church conducted by Elder John Lee and Elder Calvin Harward. Mrs. Hayworth will lie instate 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will be at Abbotts Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Cumby Family Funeral Service on Eastchester Drive, Thursday, October 21, 1999 7-9 p.m. The family will be at the home of Darrell and Stephanie Woosley, 1588 Curry Rd., Kernersville, N.C. Memorials may be made to Abbotts Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Elder Steven Nichols, 221 East Main Street, East Bend, N.C. 27018. 

HUNT
Minister Willie Gray Hunt, Jr. of 2157 Gerald Street Departed this world on October 19, 1999. He will celebrate his new found Heavenly Home with his father, Willie Gray Hunt, Sr.; his brother, Charles L. Hunt; and a sister, Debra Hunt. Left to cherish his loving memory are his devoted wife of thirty years, Bernice Hunt; a son, Willie Gray Hunt III; a daughter, Debna Hunt; his mother, Dorothy Hunt; a sister, Denise (Charles) Clayton; along with a host of aunts, uncles, in-laws, cousins, and friends. Willie G. Hunt had so many achievements, honors, and activities to name. His most important achievements were his unwavering service to the Lord Almighty and the legacy he bestowed upon so many. Graveside services will be held at Evergreen Cemetery on Friday, October 22, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Sam P.L. Hickerson officiating. There will be no public viewing. In lieu of any acts of kindness, please make any donations to the Kate Bitting Reynolds Hospice Home of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County. The family will leave from the home of his mother, Mrs. Dorothy Hunt, 1183 Addison Avenue. (RUSSELL) 

IJAMES
COOLEEMEE -- Mrs. Hazel Smith Ijames, 83, of Main Street, died Wednesday, October 20, 1999 at her residence. A graveside service will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Center United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Dennis Marshall officiating. The family will be at the home of Mrs. Ijames, 110 Main Street, Cooleemee for visitation. They request memorials be considered for Hospice of Rowan County, 825-A West Henderson St., Salisbury, N.C. 28145 or to the charity of the donor's choice. Mrs. Ijames was born September 14, 1916 in Davie County to the late W. Albert and Nora Spry Smith. She was a homemaker and a member of Episcopal Church of Good Shepherd of Cooleemee. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Ijames in 1987. Survivors include two daughters, Glenda Ijames O'Neal of Wilmington and Penny Ijames Bray of Morganton; two sons, James W. Ijames of Salisbury and Richard L. Ijames of Mocksville; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one sister, Sue Cuthrell; and two brothers, Richard Smith and Lawrence Smith all of Cooleemee. 

JORDAN
MOCKSVILLE -- Christopher Mack Jordan, 22, of Petes Lane, passed away October 19, 1999 at Davie County Hospital. Mr. Jordan was born August 3, 1977 in Rowan County to Joe Jordan of Mocksville and Glenda Whitt of Mocksville. He was a 1996 graduate of Davie High School and a member of Blaise Baptist Church. Mr. Jordan was employed by Jockey International in Mocksville. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Brian and Kevin Jordan; two sisters, Sharon Lawson and Tara Whitt all of Mocksville; paternal grandparents, Loman and Blanche Jordan of Cooleemee; and maternal grandparents, Dan and Mary Presnell of Cooleemee. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 21, 1999 at 8:00 p.m. at Blaise Baptist Church with the Rev. Glenn Sellers officiating. Family will receive friends Thursday, October 21, 1999 from 6-8 p.m. at Blaise Baptist Church. Committal Service will be held Friday, October 22, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at Blaise Baptist Church Cemetery. Davie Funeral Service, LLC 416 Valley Rd. Mocksville, N.C. 27028 will be serving the Jordan-Whitt family. 

LAWSON
Mr. Robert Edward Lawson, 77, of Winston-Salem, died Monday, October 18, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born February 15, 1922 to William Robert and Minnie Grubbs Lawson in Behtania, N.C. He married Sarah Walker Lawson on September 29, 1942. To this union was born two children, Sarah Kay Lawson Hurd who died October 21, 1998 and Robert E. Lawson, Jr. (wife Ramona) of Raleigh, N.C.; one son-in-law, Shober W. Hurd of Walkertown; three grandchildren, Thomas Lawson of Raleigh, Terresa Parks (David) of Lexington and David Hurd (Amy) of Rural Hall; three great-grandchildren, Samantha Hurd of Rural Hall, Christopher Hurd of Rural Hall, and Joshua Parks of Lexington; and one sister, Viola Bowman of Clemmons. He served in the Army from 1943 to 1946 in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. He belonged to VFW Post #10471 in Walkertown. He was a charter member of Northside Baptist Church and of the Auditorium Class. Mr. Lawson retired from Vernon Foster Builders. A funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, October 21, 1999 at Northside Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Easler officiating. The body will lie instate 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory in Walkertown. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. 

MARTIN
MOCKSVILLE -- Mocksville pays respect to the memory of Mrs. Johnsie Joan M. Martin, 70, of Main Street, Mocksville. Mrs. Martin passed away on Wednesday, October 20, 1999 at N.C. Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem following heart surgery several weeks ago. She was born March 22, 1929 in Yadkin County to the late John Frank and Gertrude Allgood Martin. Mrs. Martin retired in 1989 after working many years in the Davie County School System. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Mocksville. She is survived by her husband of fifty years, R.P. Martin; two sons, Phil Martin of Raleigh, N.C. and Mark T. Martin of Mocksville; four sisters, Mary Brock of Mocksville, Betty Barnes of King, Faye Hilton of High Point, and Ruth Steelman of Kannapolis, N.C.; one brother, Fred Martin of Kannapolis; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Suzanne Ridenhour and two brothers, Paul and Roger Martin. The family will receive friends from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Thursday, October 21, 1999 at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 21, 1999 at First Baptist Church in Mocksville with the Reverend Bill Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Cemetery in Mocksville. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Mocksville, 390 N. Main St., Mocksville, N.C. 27028. Davie Funeral Service, LLC, 416 Valley Road, Mocksville, N.C. will be serving the Martin family. 

MCKIMIE
JONESVILLE, N.C. -- Clarice W. McKimie, 71, passed away Sunday, October 17, 1999 as the result of a car accident. She was born August 13, 1928 in Elkin, N.C. to Nathan Hubert and Pear Woodruff Williams. She was a 1945 graduate of Boonville School and a member of Island Ford Baptist Church. She was an employee at McDonalds in Jonesville and the Chamber of Commerce in Yadkinville, N.C. She was also a volunteer for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Western, N.C. Clarice is preceded in death by her husband, Ray on August 19, 1999; her father, Hubert Williams in 1977; her mother, Pearl W. Williams, October 11, 1999; and a granddaughter, Chrissy Elliott in 1991. She is survived by one son, Richard Casstevens of Hampton, Va.; three daughters, Brenda (John) Detert of Hampton, Christine (J.C.) Elliott, and Darlene (Larry) Crews all of Boonville, N.C.; one step-daughter, Rita Merlenbach of St. Louis, Mo.; and one step-son, Chris McKimnie of Bethany, Okla.; seven grandsons; two granddaughters; two great-granddaughters; one brother, Otis Williams of Winston-Salem; and a special friend, Becky Boyles of Mocksville, N.C. Friends will be received at Island Ford Fellowship Hall, Hwy. 67, Jonesville, Thursday, October 21, 1999 from 6 to 8 p.m. Services will be conducted on Saturday, October 23, 1999 at 2 p.m. at Island Ford Church with the Rev. Conard Hatfield and the Rev. Sam Hickerson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 200 Centreport Dr., Suite 300, Greensboro, N.C. 27409. Arrangements handled by Tidewater Funeral Choices, Virginia Beach, Va. 757-474-9400 

MCMAHAN
KERNERSVILLE -- Mrs. Minnie Hill McMahan ''Granny Mac'', 91, of 4520 Old Winston Rd., Kernersville, N.C. 27284, died Wednesday, October 20, 1999 at her residence. She was born July 4, 1908, the daughter of the late Samuel and Ellen Huckabee Hill in Brycefield, Tenn. Mrs. McMahan was a homemaker and a charter member of Kernersville Full Gospel Mission, member for over 35 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hobart McMahan; a daughter, Hazel McMahan; four sons, Raymond, Robert, Edward, and Buford McMahan. Surviving are four daughters, Betty Bentley of Kernersville, Mrs. C.B. (Juanita) Rouse, Jr. of Chilhowie, Va., Mrs. Harold (Wilma) Epperson of Marion, Va., and Mrs. Charles (Carolyn ''Libby'') Gorbett, Jr. of Pasadena, Texas; two daughters-in-law, Ruth McMahan of Marion, Va. and Louise McMahan of Knoxville, Tenn.; one sister, Margaret Bagwell of Hendersonville, N.C.; thirty-six grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; seventeen great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 23, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at Hayworth-Miller-Cain Funeral Home in Kernersville officiated by Brother Garland Glascoe and Chaplin Rennie Adcock. Burial will be at Kerwin Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Friday at Hayworth-Miller-Cain Funeral Home in Kernersville. Flowers will be appreciated or donations may be made to Hospice of Winston-Salem, 1100-C South Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103. 

MOONEY
STATE ROAD -- Mr. Thomas Samuel Mooney, 62, of 123 Adams Ridge Rd., died unexpectedly Wednesday morning, October 20, 1999 at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday at Kennedy Funeral Home Chapel in Elkin by Rev. Don Hayes and Bobby Lyles. Burial will be at Crestwood Memorial Gardens. Mr. Mooney was born in Surry County, May 26, 1937 to C. Floyd and Mae Caudill Mooney. He was a veteran of the Berlin Crisis, he retired from McLean Trucking Co., and was employed by ABT Co. in Roaring River. He was a member of Charity Hill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Gentry Mooney of the home; one son, Charles Lee (Theresse) Mooney of State Road; one grandson, Jesse Lee Mooney; one brother, James Jerry (Pauline) Mooney of State Road; and his mother-in-law, Edna Gentry of State Road. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Brenner's Childrens Hospital in Winston-Salem. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 Thursday at Kennedy Funeral Home in Elkin. 

MORROW
ROARING GAP, N.C. -- Mrs. Mary Francis Morrow, 78, of Lake Suzy, Florida and Roaring Gap, N.C., died Thursday, October, 14, 1999 at Charlotte Regional Medical Center, Punta Gorda, Fla. She was born September 27, 1921, the daughter of Fred and Luella Hankinson Hallenback. She was a winter resident of Lake Suzy for more than 11 years. She was a member of Kingsway Country Club in Lake Suzy and High Meadows Golf and Country Club of Roaring Gap, N.C. She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter David Morrow who died in 1996. Surviving are two daughters, Anne M. Harrison of Lake Suzy, Florida and Marilyn M. Giacometti of Charlotte, N.C.; one brother, John D. Hallenbeck of Wilmington, N.C.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m Friday at Grandview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Sparta, N.C. officiated by Dr. James T. Frazier. Burial will be in Sparta Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at Grandview Memorial Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of Southwest Florida, 1436 Royal Palm Square Blvd., Fort Myers, Fl. 33919. 

REEVES
Mrs. Willie Finney Reeves, 100, the widow of Rufus C. Reeves, died Wednesday, October 20, 1999 at the Winston-Salem Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Mrs. Reeves was born on September 22, 1899 in Sparta, N.C. to Lee Smith and Alice Crockett Finney. She was a member of Maple Springs United Methodist Church. Mrs. Reeves is survived by a daughter, Miss Maxine E. Reeves of Winston-Salem and one sister, Mrs. Ethel F. Grubbs of King. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Thursday at Vogler & Sons Reynolda Road Chapel. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery in Alleghany County. Memorials may be made to Maple Springs United Methodist Church Music Fund, 2569 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27106. 

RIDGILL
Mr. Harvey Dinkin Ridgill, 69, of 3715 Maverick Avenue, departed this life in the early morning hours on October 19, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center, after a brief illness. He was born to Maybelle Pendergrass Ridgill and the late Rev. Garfield A. Ridgill on August 5, 1930 in Manning, S.C. He moved to Winston-Salem, N.C. at an early age and attended the local schools. He served a two year term in Korea between 1951 and 1953 with the U.S. Army. As a member of First Baptist Church, he served in the Sunday School and as an usher. Mr. Ridgill was well known and touched many lives while employed at the various K&W Cafeteria's throughout the city. He will be remembered by many for his warm personality and his sensitivity to the needs of the customers and co-workers. Although Mr. Ridgill was not a biological father, he supported, nurtured, inspired, and encouraged many, including his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Rev. Garfield Ridgill, Sr.; two brothers-in-law, Laughton Kelly and Lewis Mack; and one sister-in-law, Odessa Ridgill. He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Mrs. Maybelle Pendergrass Ridgill; three sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Kelly and Doretha Ridgill of the city, and Sarah Ridgill of Inglewood, California; one brother, Mr. Garfield Ridgill, Jr. of the city; a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, October 22, 1999 at 12:00 p.m. from First Baptist Church where Rev. Wendel Johnson will officiate and interment will follow at Piedmont Memorial Gardens. Arrangements entrusted to and services will be conducted by Gilmore Funeral Directors. 

ROBERSON
Mr. Hill Roberson, 84, of 8036 Thorndike Rd., Greensboro, N.C., died October 19, 1999 at his residence after a lengthy illness. He was born June 15, 1915, was a retired painter with Gene Hedrick Construction Co., and a member of Smith Grove Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Elsie Black Roberson of the home; daughters, Elizabeth Travis of Nashville, Tenn. and Elaine Loggins of Atlantic Beach, N.C.; grandchildren, Tazma Bright and Amber Vota; great-grandchildren, Morgan Cottle and C.J. Cottle; a sister, Jeanette Dillon of High Point; three stepdaughters, Wanda Hill of Pennsville, N.J., Beverly Long of Winston-Salem, and Robin Gordon of Colfax; three step-sons, Wayne Price of Elmer, N.J., Clinton Price of Walkertown, and David Price of Winston-Salem; ten step-grandchildren; and ten step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday at Smith Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Peters and Dr. Joe Long officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Hayworth-Miller-Cain Funeral Home, Kernersville.


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