Miscellaneous Forsyth County, North Carolina Obituaries
1999

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PEOPLES
Mr. Milton Franklin Peoples, A.K.A., ''Milt'', 48, of 535 Martin Luther King Drive, Apt. B., passed away on Saturday, October 23, 1999 at his home. He was a native of Winston-Salem where he attended the local schools. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Ophelia Peoples; three brothers, DePaul Peoples, Harold Carelock, and most recently, Charlie Peoples. He leaves to cherish his memory a very devoted friend, Arnora Harris of the home; one son, Milton Franklin Hauser; two sisters, Annie (Henry) Stewart and Charlesetta Glenn of this city; two sisters-in-law, Diane Carelock and Debra Cobb Peoples of this city; two uncles, Frank (Sadie Bell) Carelock and Brady Jr. (Virginia) Carelock of Wadesboro, North Carolina; and a host of nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. A graveside service will be held Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. in the Evergreen Memorial Cemetery officiated by Rev. Samuel J. Cornelius. Foster Funeral Home, 10301 North N.C. Hwy. 109 in charge of arrangements. 

SIMO
Mrs. Mildred Stewart Simo, 87, of Winston-Salem, died Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. Mrs. Simo was born November 7, 1911 in Forsyth County to Charles William and Carrie Mae Morgan Stewart. She was employed with RJR Tob. Co. for fourteen years, Brown-Rogers-Dixon Retail Store for twenty years, and Iveys Dept. Store in Florida for four years. She was a member of Bethabara Moravian Church. Surviving are a sister, Ruth Elizabeth Stewart of Thomasville, N.C.; a brother, Frank E. Stewart of Winston-Salem; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 28 in the Parklawn Memorial Mausoleum Chapel by Rev. Donald Griffin. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27 at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek. Memorials may be made to Bethabara Moravian Church, 2100 Bethabara Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27106. 

SIMPSON
MOUNT AIRY -- Mrs. Lillian Viola Haymore Simpson, 83, of 138 Ridge Road, Mount Airy, widow of Herman Gilbert Simpson, passed away of Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Mrs. Simpson was born in Surry County on January 17, 1916, daughter of the late William Edgar and Lucy Frances Draughn Haymore. She was retired from Surry County Department of Social Services and was an active member of the Good Neighbor Extension Homemakers Club for over 40 years. Mrs. Simpson was a faithful member of Piney Grove Baptist Church where she had been a member of 66 years. She was a charter member of the Women's Missionary Union in 1951 and had served actively in that group, including serving as president for many years. She was a former choir member, Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher, and a current member of the Flower Committee and the Brotherly Love Committee. Survivors include one daughter, Nancy Edwards of the home; one sister, Callie Atkins of Mount Airy; three brothers and sister-in-law, Grover and Oleen Haymore of Mount Airy, Sam and Isabelle Haymore of Dobson, and Ellis (Buddy) and Lula Haymore of Dobson; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Simpson was preceded in death by one sister, Margie Hiatt. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at the Piney Grove Baptist Church. The service will be conducted by Rev. Kermit Gray and Dr. Gerald Hewitt, with burial in the Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 7 until 9p.m. at the Moody Funeral Home of Mount Airy, where her body will remain until carried to the church to lie-in-state 30 minutes before the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Piney Grove Baptist Church Building Fund or Cemetery Fund, 278 Piney Grove Church Road, Mount Airy, N.C. 27030. 

SMITHERMAN
Mr. Genelia Gray Smitherman, 82, of 2523 Manchester St., passed away on Saturday, October 23, 1999 at the Brian Nursing Center. She was born on April 10, 1917 in Winston-Salem, N.C., the daughter of the late Harrison and Fannie Gray. She was a graduate of Atkins High School, lived in Jersey City and New York and later settled in Winston-Salem. She was employed by R.J. Reynolds and later Taylor Brothers Tobacco Company where she retired in 1985. She was a faithful member of the St. Stephens Missionary Baptist Church for 33 years. Genelia was a loyal member of the Missionary Circle for over 30 years. She was Co-Chairman of the Emartus Executive Board Missionary Circle, a member of the Forsyth County Missionary Union, a member of the Dutiful Dozen Savings Club for 20 years, and a member of the Pastor's Aide Committee. She shared her life and love with her late husband, George Smitherman; her eight children, Miriam Glenn (Theodore) of Ft. Washington, Md., Dr. Brenda Cherry (Charles) of Sharon, Massachusetts, George Smitherman, Jr. (Brenda) of Clinton, Md., Sharon Blue of Winston-Salem, Vickie Brown (Robert) of Charlotte, N.C., Tony Smitherman (Sandy) of Greensboro, N.C., Michael Smitherman (deceased) and Kim Backman (Craig) of Winston-Salem; twelve grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; her sisters, the late Christine Wilson (James) and Willie Mae Dunovant; nephews, James Wilson (Olivia) and Harold Ray Dunovant (Mary); nieces, Sherry Wilson Horton and Jerilyn Halle; numerous in-laws; and a host of other relatives and special friends. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. from the St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend Joseph R. Sameuels . Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery. The family visitation will be from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m. on Thursday at the church. (RUSSELL) 

WIDENER
Mr. Carl Edward Widener, 73, of Winston-Salem, died Monday, Oct. 25, 1999 at his home. He was born March 5, 1926 in Meadowview, Va., to Walker Lynwood and Nannie Marie Thompson Widener. He was a decorated World War II Naval Veteran and 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, Va., three grandchildren, Ronnie Eugene Widener, Jr. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Christopher Levi Widener, and Jessica Lynn Widener of Richmond; one brother, Everette Eugene Widener Sr.; and a very close and dear friend, Virginia French of Lewisville. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 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. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, 1100-C South Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103.

ADKINS
KING -- Alma Jones Adkins, 81, died Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center after being in declining health for several years. She was born February 19, 1918 in Surry County to Cicero C. and Sarah Jane Coalson Jones. Mrs. Adkins was retired from Carolina Narrow Fabric Company in Winston-Salem. Preceding her in death was her husband, Robert William Adkins in 1963. Surviving are two daughters, Linda A. Church and husband, Hayes of Winston-Salem and Susan A. Warner of King; three sons, Charles W. Adkins, Robert O. Adkins and wife, Carolyn and Richard Adkins and wife, Jayne all of King; eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Nellie Rogers of High Point and Ruby Rogers of Walnut Cove; and two brothers, Lonnie Jones of King and Gathel Jones of Tobaccoville. She was a member of Poplar Springs Church of Christ where funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. with Ralph Sproles, Minister officiating. Burial will follow in Trinity United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends this evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at Slate Funeral Home in King and other times at the home of a daughter, Susan Warner on W. Dalton Road in King. Memorials may be made to Poplar Springs Church of Christ, Building Fund, 7120 N.C. Hwy. 66 S., King, N.C. or to First Baptist Church in King, Youth Ministry, P.O. Box 481, King, N.C. 

BLACKBURN
TOBACCOVILLE -- Mrs. Lillie Culler Blackburn, 99, of 3844 Tobaccoville Rd., died Monday, October 25, 1999 at Forsyth medical Center in Winston-Salem. Mrs. Blackburn was the widow of James A. Blackburn who preceded her in death in 1970. Mrs. Blackburn was born in Stokes County on July 5, 1900 the daughter of the late Jefferson Davis Culler and Tamson Jane Hicks Culler. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Tobaccoville and was a member of the Old Richmond Senior Citizens Club. Surviving are three daughters, Viola Westmoreland and husband, John Lee of Rural Hall, Dorothy ''Dot'' Holt and husband, Richard of Winston-Salem, and Betty Tuttle of Tobaccoville; four sons, Henry Blackburn and Grover Blackburn and wife, Louise of Pinnacle; twenty-six grandchildren; torty-five great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-grandchild; and three special friends, Gynn Cook, Rebecca Gentry, and Kim Costa. Mrs. Blackburn was preceded in death by two daughters, Ethel Blackburn and Bonnie Helsabeck; and one son, Paul Blackburn; two grandsons, Jimmie Blackburn and Mark Helsabeck. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 28, 1999 at Macedonia Baptist Church by Rev. Paul Norman. Mrs. Blackburn will lie-instate at the church from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. The Blackburn family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Hawworth-Miller Rural Hall Chapel and at other times at her daughters home (Betty Tuttle, 3820 Tobaccoville Rd.) Memorials may be made to Macedonia Baptist Church, 6816 Doral Dr., Tobaccoville, N.C. 27050. 

BOLEJACK
RURAL HALL -- Mrs. Pauline Wall Bolejack, 89, of Rural Hall, died Monday, October 25, 1999 at Rose Tara Plantation in King after a brief period of declining health. She was the widow of J. Howard Bolejack who preceded her in death in 1975. Mrs. Bolejack was born in Stokes County on August 4, 1910 the daughter of the late J.C. and Maggie Tuttle Wall. Mrs. Bolejack was a member of Poplar Springs Church of Christ in King and had been active in the Berean Sunday School Class, the Wednesday Bible Study Group, the Golden Agers Club, and was a member of the Rural Hall Senior Citizens Club. She had retired from Bassick-Sak Company in Winston-Salem. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mona Griffin-Thomas and husband, Jean of Pilot Mountain; two grandsons, Lee Griffin and wife, Susan of Raleigh and Tommy Griffin and wife, Moira of Cary; two great-grandchildren, Sarah and Logan Griffin of Cary; a special cousin, Ann Wall of Lawsonville; and a very special friend, Homer Edwards of King. Mrs. Bolejack was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond Wall and Everette Wall. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m Wednesday at Poplar Springs Church of Christ by Ralph Sproles, Donnie Wallace, and Chuck Bower, Ministers. Mrs. Bolejack will lie-instate at the church from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and the family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Crestview Memorial Park in Rural Hall. The family request tha memorials be made to Poplar Springs Church of Christ Building Fund, 7120 N.C. Hwy. 66 South, King, N.C. 27021. Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home in Rural Hall are assisting the Bolejack Family with arrangements. 

BOYLES
KING -- Robert Hayes Boyles, 62, of Capella Road, died unexpectedly Monday, October 25, 1999. He was born Dec. 19, 1936 in Stokes County to Robert Gilmer and Virtie Kiser Boyles. Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Flippin Boyles of the home; one daughter, Robin Hutchens and husband, Andy; one son, Darren DeWayne Boyles and wife, Elizabeth; his mother, Virtie Kiser Boyles; and three grandchildren, Austin Wayne Boyles, Ethan John Hutchens, and Brandon Lee Boyles all of King. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Gilmer Boyles in 1979; a brother, Elbert Ray (Bub) Boyles; and an infant sister, Judy Lane Boyles. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Capella Church of Christ Cemetery with Elder Jimmy Lankford officiating. The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Slate Funeral Home in King and other times at his home. Memorials may be made to Capella Church of Christ, Cemetery Fund, c/o Buster Robertson, 3842 YMCA Road, King, N.C. 28021. 

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. today at Bethlehem Holiness Apotolic Church of God in Christ. 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) 

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; two sons, Otho Darden, Jr. (Cindy) of Carson City, Nev. and Douglas Darden 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 leave from the residence at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The remains will lie instate from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service at the church. 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) 

FOUSHEE
Miss Amber Nichole Foushee, 26, of Rock Garden Cr., died October 25, 1999 at her home. She was born on January 12, 1973 in Forsyth County to John V. Foushee, Jr. and Suzanne Quesinberry Foushee. Miss Foushee was a graduate of North Forsyth High School and attended UNC-Greensboro and Appalachian State University. She was active in sports and civic activities while attending North Forsyth High School. Miss Foushee was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Lib Foushee and both of her maternal grandparents, Owen and Polly Quesinberry. She is survived by her mother, Suzanne Quesinberry Foushee of Winston-Salem and her father, John Foushee, Jr. and his wife, Donna of Sherrills Ford, N.C.; one brother, Mike Foushee and his wife, Sheila of Winston-Salem; and her grandfather, J. Vernon Foushee, Sr. of Winston-Salem. A funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Otis Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Parklawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999 at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. 

HAIRSTON
Mrs. Vickie Lorraine Hunter Hairston, 51, of 5012 Longbrook Circle passed away on Sunday, October 24, 1999 at the Wake Forest University/Baptist Medical Center. She was a native and resident of Winston-Salem, N.C. and was a lifelong member of Reynolds Temple CME Church where she served on the Usher Board, the Missionary Society, and the Pastor's Aide Board. Vickie was a graduate of Anderson High School and a representative for the National Lupus Foundation. She was a self-employed seamstress. She was preceded in passing by a brother, Vernon Hunter and a sister, Brenda Cunningham. She is survived by her husband, John W. Hairston of the home; two daughters, Jemitra Renee Hairston of Washington, D.C. and Joy Hairston of the home; her mother, Jessie (Oscar) Crockett of Winston-Salem; one sister, Lydia D. Hunter of Fort Collins, Colorado; three brothers, Johnell (Debra) Hunter, Donald (Bessie) Hunter, and Stanley Hunter all of Winston-Salem; three uncles, Raythell (Lue) Meadows, David Meadows both of Detroit, Mich., and Alphonso Meadows of Winston-Salem; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. from the Reynolds Temple CME Church with Reverend Dennis Peterson officiating and the eulogy by Reverend James Goodwin. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery. The family visitation will be from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at the church. In lieu of flowers, send donations to the Vickie L. Hairston Lupus Research Memorial Fund, c/o The Lupus Foundation, 2841 Foxwood Lane, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103, Phone 336-768-1493. (RUSSELL) 

HANES
LEXINGTON -- Mr. Joe J. Hanes, 73, of N.C. Hwy. 150, Lexington, died Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 6:44 a.m. in Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center after an illness of two months. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October, 28, 1999 at Good Hope United Methodist Church where he was a member. Rev. Arthur Holland will officiate. Burial will be in the Good Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery. He was born in Davidson County on October 31, 1925 to Seth Lee Hanes and Cora Shoaf Hanes. He was a retired carpenter and former member of the Reedy Creek Lions Club. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Louise Bowers Hanes on Mary 25, 1989. Surviving are a son, Tony Hanes and wife, Wendy of Southmont; a daughter, Shelby Hedrick and husband, David of Lexington; a grandson, Josh Hedrick of Lexington; a brother, Steve Hanes of Lexington; and two Isabelle Perrell of Lexington and Pearlene of Reidsville. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at DAVIDSON FUNERAL HOME and other times they will be at the home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Davidson County, P.O. Box 1941, Lexington, N.C. 27292. 

HOLT
PINNACLE -- Mr. Gomery Dairell Holt, 64, of Rt. 1 Pinnacle, died Monday, October 25, 1999. He was born in Surry County on January 14, 1935 to the late Ottis and Louise Edmonds Holt. He was a retired farmer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia White and two brothers, James Holt and Gence Holt. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jacqueline Woods Holt of Mt. Airy; two daughters, Mrs. Sandra Davis of Dobson and Ms. Janet Hold of Dobson; six sons, Stephen Holt of Siloam, Keith Holt of Pinnacle, Greg Holt of Pilot Mountain, Timmy Holt, Mark Holt, and Jeffery Holt all of Siloam; eight grandchildren; and six step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday 11:00 a.m. at Davis & Son Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Salem Fork Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Davis & Son Funeral Home in Dobson of Friday evening from 7 until 9 p.m. The family will receive friends at other times at the home of his daughter, Janet Holt of Rockford Road, Dobson, N.C. 

JESTER
RURAL HALL -- Mr. Curlie Lee Jester, 75, of 6266 Stanleyville Dr., died Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at the Nursing Center at Oak Summit. Mr. Jester was born on May 8, 1923 in Forsyth County to David M. and Ursula Bumgardner Jester. Mr. Jester served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the 99th Infantry. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Edna Johnson Jester, his step-mother, Mozelle Moser Jester; and a brother, Harold M. Jester. Surviving are two sons, Curtis L. Jester of Boonville and Dale M. (Theresa) Jester of the home; two granddaughters, Jessica Lynn Jester of Winston-Salem and Samantha Nichole Jester of the home; three sisters, Norma Jester Joyner of Mooresville, Sarah Jester Parrish, and Sybil Jester Joyner both of Winston-Salem; three brothers, Ronald D. Jester of Bethania, Ira Eugene Jester of Winston-Salem, and Stephen L. Jester of Farmington; and a niece, Patricia Jester Ritchie of Rural Hall. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 2:00 at the Huff Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Randy Johnson and Rev. Elisha Robertson. Burial will follow in the Allen-Johnson Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 9:00 Wednesday evening at Huff Funeral Home in East Bend. 

KIRBY
Mr. Robert Kenneth Kirby, 84, of 4412 Reidsville Rd., died Monday, Oct. 25, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. Mr. Kirby was born Dec. 25, 1914 in Allegany, Md. to William Howard and Matilda Frankenberry Kirby. He was a member of Gospel Light Baptist Church in Walkertown and a retired employee of Unique Furniture Co. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Bowman Kirby of the residence; one daughter, Deborah K. Houckand her husband, Brad of Raleigh; one son, Kenneth A. Kirby and his wife, Lilia of Hayward, Calif; and four grandchildren. The funeral will be held Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. in Gospel Light Baptist Church by Dr. Bobby Roberson. The family will receive friends from 12-2 p.m. Friday at the church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Gospel Light Christian School, 890 Walkertown Guthrie Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101 or to the donor's choice. (Family Funeral Care) 

MABE
REIDSVILLE -- Dorothy Mae Bollin Mabe, 67, of Reidsville, N.C., died Monday morning, October 25, 1999 at Annie Penn Hospital. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Home. Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Northview Primitive Baptist Church in Danbury, N.C. She was born in Stokes County to the late Elmer Rufus Wade Bollin and Betty Mae Taylor Bollin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Clyde Mabe in 1965. Surviving are two daughters, Jeanette Edwards of Manchester, Tenn. and Sandra Stevens and husband, Robert of Sutherlin, Va. and four grandchildren. Wilkerson Funeral Home, Reidsville is in charge of arrangements. 

MILLS
Mr. Rodney Deon Mills, Sr., 28, of 1820 Franciscan Terrece, Apt. J, passed away October 23, 1999 at WFU/Baptist Medical Center. He was born Dec. 1, 1970 to the late Melvin Crosby and Ms. Constance Mills who survives. Mr. Mills was a chef at Applebee's Restaurant and a member of Zion Memorial Baptist Church. He leaves to cherish his memory, two daughters, Miss Tor'Sanya Mills of Winston-Salem and Miss Kimberly Mills of Fredricksburg, Va.; two sons, Master Rodney D. Mills, Jr. and Jerrod Coleman both of Winston-Salem; a devoted sister, La-Tresa Mills of Winston-Salem; one brother, James Thomas of Winston-Salem; his grandmother, Mrs. Bertha Mills of Winston-Salem; three aunts, Mrs. Jacqueline (Richard) Roane of Walkertown, N.C., Mrs. Jeanette Roseboro, and Ms. Carol Mills; two uncles, Mr. Tony Crosby and Mr. Leon (Queen) Crosby; one nephew, Master DeMario Gist; two nieces, Miss Jazmin Williams and a devoted niece, Miss Crystal Banner; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999 at Frances S. and Jerry C. Gilmore, Jr. Memorial Chapel conducted by Dr. Joseph Hones. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the service, 2:30-3 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to and services will be conducted by Gilmore Funeral Directors. (GILMORE) 

NANCE
SILER CITY -- Mr. Paul H. Nance, 87, of 1800 Beach Drive, Gulport, Miss., died Saturday, October 23, 1999 at Gulf Coast Community Hospital, Biloxi, Miss. A graveside service will be held Friday, October 29, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at Hope Cemetery, Bonlee, N.C. conducted by Rev. Travis Owen. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery. Mr. Nance was born in Red Oak, N.C. and was a retired Navy veteran. He was the son of Paul and Hattie Nance, a long time residence of Bonlee, N.C., and was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Greta Nance in 1982; his brother, Timothy Nance; and two sisters, Ida May Liles and Margaret Saari. Surviving are his brother, DeWitt Nance of Charlotte, N.C.; two sisters, Frances N. Nash of Danbury, Conn. and Lucy N. Willey of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, October 28, 1999 at the Smith & Buckner Funeral Home.


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