Miscellaneous Forsyth County, North Carolina Obituaries
1999

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AMOS
Mrs. Alma Mae Lowe Amos was born on January 9, 1918 in Winston-Salem, N.C. to the union of Hence Settle and Concerilla Penn Lowe. She was the eldest of three children. Alma Lowe Amos died Friday, October 22, 1999 at North Carolina Baptist Hospital. Alma Amos was educated in the public schools of Winston-Salem. She attended Winston-Salem Teachers College. Alma Amos was a retired employee of Winston-Salem State University. She was a member of the Atkins High School Classes of the Thirties and the Winston-Salem State University Classes of the Thirties. She was a member of Greater Cleveland Avenue Christian Church for many years, where she had been a former treasurer of the Sunday School, Vice President of the Co-Worker's Club and Christian Womens Fellowship I. Alma Amos was preceded in death by her second husband, James Artis Garrett, 1961; by a daughter, June Williams-Campbell, 1990; her husband, George Washington Amos, 1991; and a granddaughter, Candice Terresse Williams, 1995. She was also predeceased by her son-in-law, Dr. James P. Holland, 1998. Alma Lowe Amos is survived by four daughters and one step-daughter, Dr. Barbara K. Phillips (Garret), Constance K. Holland, Joan K. Phillips (Ervin), Nancy G. Armstrong (Charles), and Gretha G. Michael (Orpheus); one sister, Lillian Lowe Chandler; three grandchildren, Eleanor P. Phipps (Therron), Tammy W. Blackwell (Charles), and Charles (Chad) H. Armstrong, III; two great-grandsons, Garret B. Phipps and Chali' Blackwell; a niece, two great-nieces; a nephew, and their families, and many other relatives and many friends. Homegoing services will be held on Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 3:00 p.m. at the Greater Cleveland Avenue Christian Church with Senior Pastor, Sheldon M. McCarter officiating. Family visitation will began one hour before the service. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in the family plot. Memorials may be made to the Greater Cleveland Avenue Christian Church Building Fund or flowers will be accepted. (HOOPER) 

BAKER
KING -- Mr. Odell Raleigh Baker, 74, of Scenic View Nursing Center, King, N.C., died there Sunday morning, October 24, 1999. Mr. Baker was born December 16, 1924 in Surry County, N.C. to the late Daniel Hubert and Rosie Esther Hicks Baker. He was a retired carpenter and a member of Friendly Chapel Church. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Max Ray and Carol Baker of Mt. Airy; two step-daughters and sons-in-law, Lela and Bunzy Eaton of Pilot Mountain and Verla and R.W. Collins of Pinnacle; three grandchildren, Max Ray Baker, Jr., of Lowgap, Mitchell Mears and Chris Baker, both of Mt. Airy; two great-grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; one sister, Carrie Ruth Holt of Siloam; and two brothers, William Baker of Lexington and Virgil Baker of Dobson. Mr. Baker was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane Baker; a daughter, Marilyn Jane Baker Mears; a grandson, Jeremy Clay Baker; and a brother, Dallas Baker. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at Friendly Chapel Church, conducted by Bro. Don Collins, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday night at Moody Funeral Home Chapel of Mt. Airy, where his body will remain until carried to the church to lie in-state 30 minutes prior to the service. 

BARNETTE
WELCOME -- Mrs. Mary Ellen Johnson Barnette, 58, of 115 Wilson St., Welcome, N.C. passed away at 11:00 p.m., Saturday, October 23, 1999 at her home, after an illness of two years. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at Trinity Baptist Church, where she was a charter member. Rev. Charles Tanner and Rev. William James Rash will officiate. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. in the Grassy Knob Baptist Church Cemetery in Union Grove, N.C. Mrs. Barnette was born on June 9, 1941 in Rutherford County to Romie Ashburn Johnson and Vassie Canipe Johnson. She was a Customer Service Rep. for Laboratory Corporation of America in Winston-Salem. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Coite Barnette of the home; one son, Michael Allen Barnette of Winston-Salem; one daughter, Elizabeth Anne Barnette of the home; and brothers, Earl Johnson and wife, Wilma of Shelby, N.C., Carl Johnson and wife, Lib of Morganton, N.C., Lebron Johnson and wife, Doris of Valdese, N.C. and J.W. Johnson and wife, Martha of Morganton, N.C. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday night at Davidson Funeral Home, Hickory Tree Chapel, and at other times at the home on Wilson St. in Welcome. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Forsyth County, 1110-C South Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103. 

JOHNSON
Mr. Jerry Dewayne Johnson, 45, of Winston-Salem, died at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home on Sunday morning, October 24, 1999. A native of Forsyth County, he was born January 17, 1954 to Earnest Lee and Reatha Roark Johnson. Surviving are his brother, James E. Johnson of the home; two sisters, Lenda J. Willard of Walnut Cove and Phyllis J. Scott and husband, Bruce of Walkertown; two nieces, Lisa Scott and Melissa Johnson; and three nephews, Bruce Scott, Jr., Don Johnson, and Fred McKnight. A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at Gardens of Memory in Walkertown, N.C. Rev. Charles Bowling, Sr. will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. this evening at Hayworth-Miller, Rural Hall Chapel. 

MAYBERRY
Mr. Ray Junior Mayberry, 75, of Winston-Salem, passed away Saturday, October 23, 1999. Mr. Mayberry was born August 10, 1924 in Pulaski, Va. to Fred R. and Ona Holderfield Mayberry. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Mayberry loved his neighbors and made his produce rounds each Saturday in which he dearly loved. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Shirley Joyner (Wayne) of Winston-Salem, Mrs. Linda Alexander (Daniel) of Winston-Salem, Mrs. Gail Knowles (Scott) of Clemmons, Mrs. Cindy Bailey (Ronnie) of Galax, Va., and Mrs. Treasa Templeton (Gary) of Winston-Salem; five sons, Mr. R.E. Mayberry (Colene) of Clemmons, Mr. Sherman Mayberry of Clemmons, Mr. Ronnie Mayberry (Martha) of Winston-Salem, Mr. David Mayberry (Gracie) of Lewisville, and Mr. Eddie Mayberry (Mary Ann) of Tobaccoville; 17 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; one brother, Mr. Pete Mayberry (Barbara) of Galax, Va., and Evelyn Cameron, a very special friend and her son, Robert of Winston-Salem. A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at Hayworth-Miller, Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. Levy Goodrich officiating. Burial will follow in Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. 

PATTERSON
Mr. Clyde R. ''Buck'' Patterson, 87, of Midpines Dr., died at Forsyth Medical Center on October 23, 1999. He was born in Forsyth County on May 15, 1912 to Arlindo and Clara Frances Brown Patterson. Mr. Patterson was a member of Pine Chapel Moravian Church, where he served as Sunday School Superintendent and teacher. He was a past member of the NC National Guard and he had retired from the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Maintenance Department. Mr. Patterson was also known was an avid sports fan for many years. He is survived by his wife, Arietta Dease Patterson; one brother, Bedford Patterson; and one sister, Mary Simmons and her husband, Gene, all of Winston-Salem. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at Pine Chapel Moravian Church with Rev. Matthew W. Allen and Rev. George Chitty officiating. The body will lie-in-state thirty minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow at the Moravian Graveyard. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. 

RICHARDSON
Mr. Richard Alan Richardson, 45, of Winston-Salem died Saturday, October 23, 1999 at High Point Regional Hospital. Alan was born on February 19, 1954 in Guilford County, the son of John F. and Margaret J. Webb Richardson. He was a member of Wallburg Baptist Church and a former Sunday School teacher. He was also an employee of Thomasville Furniture Industries. He was a graduate of Mars Hill College and had a Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Theological Seminary. He was an Assistant Football Coach at Ledford Sr. High School and was a former college football player. On January 10, 1981, he married the former Pamela Potter, who survives of the home. Other survivors incldue his two sons, Dylan and Wesley; and a daughter, Tamer, all of the home; his mother, Margaret J. Webb Richardson of Thomasville; one brother, J. Terry Richardson and wife, Pam of Thomasville; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jerry and Ruth Potter; brothers-in-law, Philip Potter and wife, Cheryl, and Tim Potter; sister-in-law, Deborah P. Jordan and husband, Danny; one niece, Lauren Potter; and seven nephews, Chris and Cameron Richardson, both of Greensboro, Derrick Potter, Matthew Potter, Brandon Lassiter, Tyler Jordan, and Trevor Jordan. Mr. Richardson was preceded in death by his father, John F. Richardson in 1990. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at Wallbury Baptist Church with Reverend J. Max Evington officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Thomasville. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. on Monday at Foster Funeral Home. The family respectfully requests that memorials in Alan's memory be made to the Wallbury Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box #46, Wallburg, N.C. 27373. 

THOMPKINS
Mr. Clarence Blair Thompkins, Sr., 67, of 559 Kinard Drive, passed away on Wednesday, October 20, 1999 at the Wake Forest University/Baptist Medical Center, following a period of illness. He was a native of Amherst, Va., born on June 11, 1932, the son of the late Zeb and Emma Blair Thompkins. He lived in Washington, DC and Toledo, Ohio for many years, and had lived in Winston-Salem, N.C. for the past three years. He was a veteran of the United States Armed Forces. He was preceded in death by his wife, Celestine Lawson Thompkins. He is survived by his son, Clarence (Regina) Thompkins, Jr. of Glenarden, Md.; three grandchildren, Lafonda, Shanita, and Marcus Thompkins of Glenarden, Md.; one brother, Gordon (Mary) Thompkins of Temple Hills, Md.; two nieces, Bernice Wright of Washington, DC and Shirley Taylor of Upper Malboro, Md.; one nephew, Jerome Hicks of Georgia; his mother-in-law Odessa Lawson of the home; four very special and devoted friends, Deidre Anderson, Madonna Tanyhill, Stephanie Simmons, and William Highsmith; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. from the Chapel of the Russell Funeral Home with interment to follow in the Salisbury National Cemetery. The family visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at Russell Funeral Home. (RUSSELL) 

THURSTON
WILSON -- Annabelle Thornton Thurston, of Wilson, N.C. died Saturday, October 23, 1999 at the Fitzgerald Health Care Center of Triad United Methodist Home. Born in Sampson County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Benjamin F. and Julia Weaver Thornton. Mrs. Thurston received her teacher's degree from East Carolina Teacher's College and taught first grade in Wilson's Mills. A longtime resident of Wilson, she was an active member of First Baptist Church, the Women's Club, and was a founding member of the Arts Council. She is survived by her daughter, Leigh Thurston Myers and son-in-law, Brad of Winston-Salem; and granddaughters, Elizabeth and Katherine. A private service will be held today at Centenary United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1467, Wilson, N.C. 27894 or Amos Cottage Guild, Office of Development, WFU School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27157-1021. Voglers, Main Street Chapel is serving the Thurston family. 

WATTS
GERMANTON -- Mr. Wesley Mitchell Watts, 89, of Germanton, N.C. passed away on Sunday, October 24, 1999 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. Mr. Watts was born July 25, 1910 to the late Squire Oliver and Ada Tuttle Watts. He was a retired farmer. He was a member of Rosebud Christian Church. Mr. Watts was preceded in death by his wife, Ida (Noon) Browder Watts; and a granddaughter, Miriam Lynn Redmon. He is survived by one daughter, Margaret and her husband, Tommy Redmon of Germanton; one son, Allen and his wife, Lettie Watts of Germanton; sisters, Ida Alley of Walnut Cove, Beulah Carroll of Germanton, Virginia Alley of Danbury, Mary Hindricks of Winston-Salem, Mozelle Carroll of Winston-Salem, and Martha Petree of Rocky Mount; four grandchildren, Mark and his wife, Debbie Watts of Germanton, Jeffrey and his wife, Amy Watts of King, Sara and husband, Van Gravitt of King, and Susan and husband, Bobby Fulk of Germanton; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at Rosebud Christian Church with Rev. Louis Locke officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday at Burroughs Funeral Home on Hwy 65 in Walnut Cove, N.C. Memorials may be made to Rosebud Christian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 126, Walnut Cove, N.C. 27052. 

WILLIAMS
HIGH POINT -- Mrs. Christine Goldsmith Williams of 1207 Dartmouth Ave., High Point, N.C. formerly of 1824 North Jackson Ave., Winston-Salem, passed away Friday morning in High Point. She lived in High Point with her daughter, Mrs. Gloria Williams Huntley Bethea. She was born in Greenville, S.C. November 3, 1904 to the late John Henry and Maude Austin Goldsmith. She was the eldest of 12 children. She was educated in Greenville Public Schools, where she taught briefly. She moved to Winston-Salem in 1937 as the young bride of Zodie Williams, who preceded her in death. She was a Seamstress by trade and worked in a domestic capacity for many Winston-Salem families. She was a member of First Calvary Baptist Church, where she served as Superintendent of Sunday School for many years, Vice President of the church Missionary Circle, Nurses Board, and Senior Choir. She was Recording Secretary of the Women's Missionary Auxiliary of the High Point Assoc. She was a Supervisor of Young People Missionary Circle. She was a member of the Deaconess Board. She was affiliated with the Jackson Community Club and Atlantic Social Club. She is survived by a loving daughter, Mrs. Gloria Williams Huntley Bethea of High Point; one granddaughter, Mrs. Robin A. Huntley Bristow (Randall); two grandsons, Randall and Ryan Bristow; five sisters, Mrs. Ethel Lean Lewis (Leo), Mrs. Winton Lewis (Jay); Mrs. Clara Wilson, Mrs. Marion Fergeson, and Mrs. Myrtle Ashmore, all of Greenville, S.C.; other relatives and friends, Mr. and Mrs. Timothy and Sharon Merriman; nieces; nephews; and cousins. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 12 noon at First Calvary Baptist Church, with Rev. John Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in the Piedmont Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Tuesday, October 26, 1999 from 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon, thirty minutes prior to the services. The procession will assemble and leave from the home of the daughter, Mrs. Gloria Williams Huntley Bethea at 1207 Dartmouth Avenue, High Point, and route to the church at 10:15 a.m. for services. Johnson Howard Robinson Home of Memory is in charge of all services and arrangement. 
 
BLEVINS
Mr. Gwyn Blevins, Jr., 64, of 2258 Pleasant St., died Monday, October 25, 1999 at his residence. He was born June 18, 1935 in Winston-Salem to George and Eva Holland Blevins, Sr. Mr. Blevins was a self-employed painter and a Veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are one sister, Nancy Green of Baltimore, Md.; one aunt, Lou ''Granny'' Myers of Winston-Salem; and his beloved companion of 20 years, Hazel Langley. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. in Woodland Cemetery officiated by Rev. Marion Rector. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Vogler & Sons Main St. funeral home. 

BOYLES
MOUNT AIRY -- Mr. William Harvey (Bill) Boyles, 59, of 2169 Caudle Rd., Mt. Airy husband of Mrs Twainette Massey Boyles, died Monday, October 25, 1999 at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Mr. Boyles was born October 29, 1939 in Patrick County, Va. to the late William Virgil (Byrd) Boyles and Lillie Victoria McMillian Boyles. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, owner and operator of B&B Catering and was of the Baptist Faith. Mr. Boyles was also a member of the Granite Masonic Lodge #322 AF & AM, the York Rites Bodies, the Surry Shriners Club, Oasis Temple, and the Mt. Airy Elks Lodge. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Twainette Massey Boyles of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Sherri and Mark Sexton of Mt. Airy; two sons and daughters-in-law, William Harvey and Anna Boyles, Jr. of Pinnacle, N.C. and Barry William and Anita Boyles of Mt. Airy; three grandchildren, Christopher Mark Sexton, Brittani Ginette Sexton, and Barry William (B.J.) Boyles, Jr.; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Bonnie and Don Worley of Roanoke, Va., Muriel Wood of Ararat, Va., and Mary Lou Carson of Winston-Salem; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald E. and Wanda Boyles of Mt. Airy and James Turner and Kathy Boyles of Tampa, Fla.; and a host of family and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Boyles was preceded in death by two sisters, Sue Blansett and Maydee Slate. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 3:30 p.m. at the Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Mt. Airy with services conducted by Rev. Grover Holder, Rev. James Baughn, and Rev. Bobby Bullins with burial to follow in the Skyline Memory Gardens with full masonic rites conducted by Granite Masonic Lodge #322 AF & AM. The family will receive friends Tuesday night 7 to 9 p.m. at the Moody Funeral Home in Mt. Airy, N.C. and at other times at the home of his daughter, Sherri Sexton, 194 Sexton Rd., Mt. Airy, N.C. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Oxford Home for Children, 600 College St. Oxford, N.C. 27565. 

BROWN
Elois Smith Brown, 57, of 356 Rickard Rd., formerly of Walnut Cove, died October 21, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center after a lengthy illness. She was born June 18, 1942 to the late James Smith and Alma Ziglar. She was a Security Guard with Budd Services and a member of Bethlehem Apostlic Church. Surviving are one daughter, Gloria Woods; five sisters, Emma Moore and Betty Smith both of Detroit, Mich., Harriet Scales of Baltimore, Md., Sally Douthit of Winston-Salem, and Louise Johnson of Detroit, Mich.; four brothers, James (Geeda) Smith of Baltimore, Md., Bernard Smith, Daniel Smith, and Stanley Smith all of Winston-Salem; four grandchildren, Sherrod Smith, Shuntiya Smith, Ricarlo Woods, and Rishawna Woods; and two aunts, Claudia Simmons of Westfield, N.C. and Mattie Moore of Sandy Ridge. Funeral services will be held 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 27, 1999 by Frances S. and Jerry C. Gilmore, Jr., Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. The family maybe contacted and funeral cortege will assemble and leave from the residence. Arrangements entrusted to and services will be conducted by Gilmore Funeral Directors. (GILMORE) 

CLARK
Mrs. Annie Virginia Collins Clark, 80, of Route 1, Sandy Ridge, N.C., died Monday, October 25, 1999 at Pell Care Nursing Center. She was born in Stokes County. She was a homemaker and a member of Oak Ridge Baptist Church. Mrs. Clark was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Clark and her daughter, Gladys Handy. Surviving are two sisters, Sadie Clark and Beatrice Clark both of Mayodan and one grandchild, Gary Dean Handy of Sandy Ridge. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at Sandy Ridge Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at Colonial Funeral Home. 

DARDEN
Mr. Otho Darden, Sr., of 3031 Airport Rd. was born in Amory, Miss. to the late Frank and Alice Darden. He was a resident of Winston-Salem for over 25 years. He was a retiree of the U.S. Air Force after 30 years of service having served in the Vietnam War and the Korean Conflict. Mr. Darden was a retired hairstylist and was a barber/cosmetologist for Silas Creek Manor until his health declined. Mr. Darden was a member of Phillips Chapel Baptist Church where he was a member of the Sunday School department, past chairman of the Trustee Board, and past president of the Senior Usher Board. In the community he was a member of several organizations which included the Winston-Salem Beauticians Association Chapter #2 the Northwood Estates Know Your Neighbor Club, the March of Dimes, and the Retired Association of Armed Forces. He departed this life Sunday, October 24, 1999 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home following a period of illness. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. from the Phillips Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Ray L. Watlington officiating. Interment will follow in the Salisbury National Cemetery with full military rites. He is survived by his spouse of the home, Coleen Cain Darden; four daughters, Patricia Darden of Atlanta, Ga., Opal Darden of Chesapeake, Va., and Donna Brown and Evette Darden (fiance', Bobby Lee Bradley) all of Winston-Salem; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Ernestine Walls of Fulton, Miss; three God-children, George and Doris Chunn, and Valeria Long all of Winston-Salem; a devoted niece, Barbara Lee Cain of Raleigh; a very devoted friends, Marcelette ''Corkie'' Verble of Winston-Salem; and a host of other relatives and friends. The cortege will assemble and leave from the residence at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to Hospice of Winston-Salem, 1100-C S. Stratford Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103. (HOOPER) 

ESSEX
MOCKSVILLE -- Mrs. Louise Foster Essex, 76, of Call Road, died Monday, October 25, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Eaton Funeral Chapel with Rev. Alvin Pope, Dr. S.B. Warner, and Rev. Jack Luther officiating. Burial will be in the Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will be at Eaton Funeral Home Tuesday night from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. They request memorials be considered for Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Mr. James Essex, 193 Call Road, Mocksville, N.C. 27028. Mrs. Essex was born January 24, 1923 in Davie County to the late Spencer J. and Maud Foster Foster and was a homemaker and partner with her husband in dairy farming. She was a lifelong member of Bethel United Methodist Church where she taught in the Children's Department for over forty years, served as church treasurer, member of the Administrative Board, and was a charter member of the United Methodist Women. She was a well known cook. Survivors include her husband of fifty-two years, H. David Essex; one son, James ''Jimmie'' Essex of the home; one sister, Ruth Foster Call of Mocksville; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Ernie (Duette) Foster. 

FIELDS
MOUTH OF WILSON, VA -- W.J. ''Jack'' Fields, 75, of Mouth of Wilson, Va., passed away Sunday, October 24, 1999 at Alleghany Memorial Hospital, Sparta, N.C. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lou Kirk Fields. He was born April 5, 1924 at Mouth of Wilson, Va. to J. Cam and Ruth Phipps Fields. He was Secretary-Treasurer of Fields Manufacturing Company, Mouth of Wilson, Va. for over 50 years. He was a member of Youngs Chapel Baptist Church, Mouth of Wilson, Va. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Jacqueline and Kees Peer of Mouth of Wilson; a granddaughter, Nichole Peer of Mouth of Wilson; and double first cousin and spouse, D.G. ''Red'' and Betty Fields of Mouth of Wilson. The body is at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Independence, Va. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. in Youngs Chapel Baptist Church, Mouth of Wilson, Va. with interment in the church cemetery. Rev. Hal Eaton and Rev. Doug Turnmire are officiating. The body will lie instate at the church thirty minutes preceding service. Family will receive friends Tuesday night from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Flowers will be appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to Youngs Chapel Baptist Church, c/o Rhonda Bowen, Treasurer, 2635 Oak Hill Road, Mouth of Wilson, Va. 24363. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Independence, Va. in charge of arrangements. 

GARRIS
JONESVILLE -- Mrs. Beulah Johnson Garris, 91, of 121 Shaw Street, Jonesville, died Monday, October 25, 1999 at 8:35 a.m. at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Jonesville Pentecostal Holiness Church by Rev. J.P. Sizemore and Rev. Roger Collins. Burial will be in Sunrise Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Mrs. Garris was born in Wilkes County July 25, 1908 to Matthew and Lula Wood Johnson. She was a member of Jonesville Pentecostal Holiness Church and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther McKinley Garris in 1978; two sons, Connie Garris and Conard Garris; and one daughter, Dorothy Ann Wright in 1999. Surviving are six daughters, Ella Mae (Jim) Poindexter, Gerldine (Bobby) Key, and Genevieve (J.W.) Wolfe all of Dobson, Martha (Ronald) Absher of Elkin, Katie Darnell of State Road, and Ellen (Larry) Wilkins of Boonville; three sons, Leo (Norma) Garris of Elkin, Ted (Tina) Garris of Dobson, and Perry (Doris) Garris of Jonesville; one son-in-law, Spencer Wright of Dayton, Tenn.; nineteen grandchildren; thirty-seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Kennedy Funeral Home in Elkin. 

MAYBERRY
Mr. Ray Junior Mayberry, 75, of Winston-Salem, passed away Saturday, October 23, 1999. Mr. Mayberry was born August 10, 1924 in Pulaski, Va. to Fred R. and Ona Holderfield Mayberry. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Mayberry loved his neighbors and made his produce rounds each Saturday in which he dearly loved. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Marie Anders Mayberry. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Shirley Joyner (Wayne) of Winston-Salem, Mrs. Linda Alexander (Daniel) of Winston-Salem, Mrs. Gail Knowles (Scott) of Clemmons, Mrs. Cindy Bailey (Ronnie) of Galax, Va., and Mrs. Treasa Templeton (Gary) of Winston-Salem; five sons, Mr. R.E. Mayberry (Colene) of Clemmons, Mr. Sherman Mayberry of Clemmons, Mr. Ronnie Mayberry (Martha) of Winston-Salem, Mr. David Mayberry (Gracie) of Lewisville, and Mr. Eddie Mayberry (Mary Ann) of Tobaccoville; 17 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; one brother, Mr. Pete Mayberry (Barbara) of Galax, Va., and Evelyn Cameron, a very special friend and her son, Robert of Winston-Salem. A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at Hayworth-Miller, Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. Levy Goodrich officiating. Burial will follow in Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. 

NEWELL
MOUNT AIRY -- Mrs. Frances Prather Newell, 76, of 411 Country Club Road, Mount Airy, widow of John Atwood Newell, passed away on Sunday, October 24, 1999 at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Mrs. Newell was born in Surry County on November 12, 1922, daughter of the late Joseph William and Gertrude Young Prather. She was a homemaker and a member of Central United Methodist Church. Survivors include one sister and brother-in-law, Billee and Walter James Miller, Jr. of Mount Airy; two nephews, James Thomas Miller of Denver, Colo. and William Prather Miller and wife, Stephanie Graham Miller of Greensboro; one great-niece, Caitlin Graham Miller of Greensboro; and one great-nephew, Alexander Prather Miller of Greensboro. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at the Oakdale Cemetery. The service will be conducted by Rev. Phillip Cole. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until time to go to the cemetery for the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 1909 North Main Street, Mount Airy, N.C. 27030. 

STEELMAN
MOCKSVILLE -- Virginia West Steelman, 84, of Somerset Court, Mocksville, died Monday, October 25, 1999 at her home. She was born August 31, 1915 in Davie County to the late W.W. ''Bud'' and Agnes Miller West. Mrs. Steelman worked as a nurse at Cardinal Care Center and with the Yadkinville Elementary School Special Education. She was a member of Yadkinville Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Steelman in 1970; a sister, Lois Deese; and two brothers, Walter Miller West and Lonnie Gray West, Sr. Surviving are three daughters, Agnes Vickie Tokarz and husband, Paul of Charlotte, Judy Steelman of Yadkinville, and Georgia Staples of Overland Park, Kansas; two sisters, Jessie Guentert and husband, Harold of San Antonio, Texas and Elizabeth Fortney of Maryville, Tenn.; two brothers, Luther West, Sr. and wife, Ostine and Roland West and wife, Betty all of Mocksville; three grandchildren, George Anthony Tokarz of Charlotte, Paula Parks of Huntersville, and Ginny Staples of Atlanta, Ga.; one great-grandson, Alan Parks; and her sister-in-law, Dorothy West of Mocksville. A funeral service will be held 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Gentry Family Chapel. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday before the funeral service at Gentry Family Funeral Service on Highway 601 North of Yadkinville. 

WATTS
GERMANTON -- Mr. Wesley Mitchell Watts, 89, of Germanton, N.C. passed away on Sunday, October 24, 1999 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. Mr. Watts was born July 25, 1910 to the late Squire Oliver and Ada Tuttle Watts. He was a retired farmer. He was a member of Rosebud Christian Church. Mr. Watts was preceded in death by his wife, Ida (Noon) Browder Watts; and a granddaughter, Miriam Lynn Redmon. He is survived by one daughter, Margaret and her husband, Tommy Redmon of Germanton; one son, Allen and his wife, Lettie Watts of Germanton; sisters, Ida Alley of Walnut Cove, Beulah Carroll of Germanton, Virginia Alley of Danbury, Mary Hindricks of Winston-Salem, Mozelle Carroll of Winston-Salem, and Martha Petree of Rocky Mount; four grandchildren, Mark and his wife, Debbie Watts of Germanton, Jeffrey and his wife, Amy Watts of King, Sara and husband, Van Gravitt of King, and Susan and husband, Bobby Fulk of Germanton; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at Rosebud Christian Church with Rev. Louis Locke officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday at Burroughs Funeral Home on Hwy 65 in Walnut Cove, N.C. Memorials may be made to Rosebud Christian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 126, Walnut Cove, N.C. 27052. 

WIDENER
Mr. Carl Edward Widener, 73, of Winston-Salem, died Monday, October 25, 1999 at his home. He was born March 5, 1926 in Meadowview, Virginia to Walker Lynwood and Nannie Marie Thompson Widener. Mr. Widener was a decorated World War II Naval Veteran and was a retired painting contractor. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Mae Brown Widener. Survivors include one daughter, Deborah Kay Widener of Winston-Salem; three sons, Edward Lee Widener and Stanley Joe Widener of Winston-Salem, and Ronnie Eugene Widener and wife, Heidi Lynne of Richmond, Virginia; three grandchildren, Ronnie Eugene Widener, Jr. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Christopher Levi Widener, and Jessica Lynn Widener of Richmond; and a very close and dear friend, Virginia French of Lewisville. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Vogler & Sons Main Street Chapel, Winston-Salem by Pastor Freddie Angles. A military graveside service by Veterans of Foreign Wars District 11 Memorial Honor Guard will follow in Woodland Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, 1100-C South Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103.


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