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, Frances, of Tobaccoville,
Robert Blackburn and wife, Louise, of Pinnacle, and Grady Blackburn, of
Winston-Salem; 26 grandchildren; 45 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 also preceded
in death by two daughters, Ethel Blackburn and Bonnie Helsabeck; one son,
Paul Blackburn; and 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 10:30-11:00 a.m. The Blackburn family will receive
friends at her daughter's home (Betty Tuttle, 3820 Tobaccoville Rd.) Memorials
may be made to Macedonia Baptist Church, 6816 Doral Dr., Tobaccoville,
Mrs. Clara Bell Brooks, 91, of 4630 S. Main Street, died unexpectedly
Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. Mrs. Brooks was a
native of Charlotte, N.C., where she was born May 28, 1908 to the late
Robert H. and Maude Mae Pridmore Jacobs. She retired from the National
Security Agency in Ft. Meade, Md., was a member and past vice president
of the American Legion, Washington, D.C. Costella Post 15 and was Chapeau
of 8-40, District of Columbia. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Barbara
B. Folsom, of Winston-Salem; one grandson, James Frank Folsom, III and
wife, Lucille, of Rocky Mount, N.C.; two great grandchildren; and one brother,
William Earl Jacobs, of Hendersonville, N.C. A memorial service will be
conducted 4:00 p.m., Saturday, October 30, 1999 at Vogler & Sons Main
Street Chapel. The Rev. Lisa L. Wishon, Associate Minister of Ardmore United
Methodist Church, will officiate. The family will receive friends at the
funeral home following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests
memorials be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Mr. Wallace Edwin ''Wally'' Carroll, 77, of Winston-Salem, died Tuesday,
October 26, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born February 6, 1922
in Stokes County to Edwin Wallace and Nina Sheppard Carroll. Mr. Carroll
served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of First Baptist
Church and was retired from Western Electric Co. For many years, he volunteered
at Forsyth Medical Center and the American Red Cross. He was preceded in
death by his parents; two sisters, Isabel McCracken and Beulah Carroll;
and two brothers, Roland Carroll and Spencer Carroll. Surviving are a daughter,
Carrie Rose Nelson, of Pine Grove, Calif; a granddaughter, Stephanie Rose
Rath, of Calif.; a sister-in-law, Hattie Carroll, of Winston-Salem; a niece,
Robin C. Shelton, of King; and two nephews; Roland S. Carroll, of Charlotte
and Ed Beatty, of Cayman Island. A memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m.,
Friday, October 29 at Vogler & Sons Reynolda Chapel by Dr. David Hughes.
Burial will follow in the Quaker Gap Baptist Church Cemetery. The family
will receive friends from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Thursday at Vogler's Reynolda
Chapel. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 501 W. 5th Street,
Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101 or the American Red Cross, 690 Coliseum Drive,
Winston-Salem, N.C. 27106.
Pearl Rena Swaim Crotts of 2363 E. Sprague St., Winston-Salem, N.C.,
died October 27, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. She had resided at the
Winston-Salem Rehab & Healthcare Center since May, 1999. She was born
in Forsyth County December 5, 1908 and was 90 years old. She was the daughter
of Lucian L. and Jetty Mahathe Swaim. On October 29, 1927, she married
William Alex (Son) Crotts, Jr., and there were no children born of this
union. He died July 20, 1990. She worked at R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
for 40 years. She attended Sprague Street Baptist Church. All her family
predeceased her. They were Francis W. Swaim, Mabel Swaim Seal, Olen Lee
Swaim, Osher Victory Swaim, Velma Swaim Jessie, Verta Swaim Bates, and
Virgil L. Swaim. She is survived by a special friend, Allie Painter. She
is also survived by several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews,
and Ernest F. Bates, Jr. The family will receive friends from 7:00-8:00
p.m. on October 28, 1999 at Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home. A graveside service
will be held at 9:00 a.m., October 29, 1999 at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.
The service will be conducted by Reverend Glenn O. Murphy.
ASHEVILLE -- William Peter Jordan, infant son of Watson and Meghan
Kirk Jordan, of 22 School Rd, Asheville, N.C., died Tuesday, October 26,
1999 in Charleston, S.C. He was born September 16, 1999 in Asheville, N.C.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Paul Jordan, of
the home; a sister, Caroline Jordan, of the home; his grandparents, Henry
and Dyeann Jordan, of Winston-Salem; his grandmother, Eleanor Kirk, of
Bethel, Conn.; and several aunts; uncles; and cousins. Funeral services
will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 29 at St. Eugene's Catholic Church,
Ashveville. Rev. Francis Cancro will officiate. Memorials may be made to
the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Memorial Mission Hospital, 509 Biltmore
Ave., Asheville, N.C. 28801. Arrangements by Pugh Funeral Home, Asheboro.
Funeral services for Mr. Rodney Deon Mills, of 1820 Franciscan Terrace,
Apt. J., will be held 3:00 p.m. today at Frances S. and Jerry C. Gilmore,
Jr. Memorial Chapel, with Dr. Joseph Jones officiating. Burial will be
in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:30-3:00 p.m., prior to
the service. The funeral cortege will assemble and leave from the home
of his mother, Ms. Constance Mills, 100 Stagecoach Rd., Apt. 102-A, where
the family may also be contacted.
LINWOOD -- Mr. Walter Alvin Orrell, Sr., 91, of 9630 S. N.C. Hwy 150,
Linwood, N.C., the Churchland Community, died Wednesday, October 27, 1999
at Spencer Healthcare. Mr. Orrell was born October 14, 1908 in Davidson
County to the late Grover Cleveland Orrell and Minnie Smith Orrell. He
was a lifelong resident of Davidson County and retired as business agent
of Local 440 of the United Textile Workers Union of America, North Carolina
Finishing Company. At Smith Grove Baptist Church, where he was a member,
he was a member of the church choir, Senior Adult Men's Sunday School Class,
and he served the church in various other capacities. He was a charter
member of the Churchland Volunteer Fire Department, where he was selectd
as Fireman of the Year in 1972 and 1978. He was appointed to the Selective
Service Appeals Board for the Middle Federal Judicial District of North
Carolina by President Lyndon Johnson on March 3, 1967. He was awarded a
certificate of appreciation for his service to the Nation by Governor Robert
W. Scott of North Carolina and President Richard Nixon. Mr. Orrell was
appointed member of the N.C. Employment Security Commission by Governor
Robert W. Scott, having served form June, 1972 to October, 1976, and received
a Resolution of Appreciation from the chairman of the commission. He received
a commemorative plaque in recognition of his devoted service to his union
and the entire labor movement from Local 440, United Textile Workers of
America on August 19, 1978. Mr. Orrell was preceded in death by his wife,
Dellie Orrell on January 21, 1999; his brother, Roy Orrell; his sisters,
Mae Orrell Staley and Thelma Orrell Allred; and by his infant sister, Pauline
Orrell. Surviving are his daughter, Norma O. Barnes, of Lexington; two
sons, W. Alvin Orrell, Jr., of Churchland and David L. Orrell, of Clemmons;
two sisters, Hazel Lanning, of Churchland and Dorothy Koontz, of Lexington;
two brothers, Herman C. Orrell, of Churchland and Howard O. Orrell, of
Lexington; and seven grandchildren, Barbara Barnes, of Lexington, W. Alvin
Orrell, III, of Salisbury, Robert Barnes, of Salisbury, Jennifer Orrell,
of Linwood, Tina Orrell, of Winston-Salem, Ashley O. Schmidt, of Clemmons,
and Brittany O. Loy, of Clemmons. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m.,
Friday, October 29 at Smith Grove Baptist Church, conducted by Pastor Gregory
Barefoot. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Orrell will lie in
state thirty minutes prior to the service at Smith Grove Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 12:00-4:00 p.m. at the
residence, and from 7:00-9:00 at Piedmont Funeral Home. Memorials may be
made to Smith Grove Baptist Church, 3462 Sowers Road, Lexington 27295 or
to Higher ground Baptist Church, 205 Will Snider Road, Linwood, N.C. 27299.
Mrs. Jeanne Allen Padgett, 81, of Winston-Salem, died Tuesday, October
26, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. Mrs. Padgett was born June 23, 1918
in Lynchburg, Va. to Thomas and Emma Holmes Allen. She was a retired communications
specialist for the U.S. Government and a homemaker. For many years, she
was an active member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Lynchburg, Va.,
and after moving to Winston-Salem, was an active member of the Crickets
Nest. Mrs. Padgett was preceded in death by her husband, Harry C. Padgett.
Surviving are a son, Clay Padgett and daughter-in-law, Nan, of Winston-Salem;
four grandchildren, Jenny and Emily Padgett and Susan and Lynn Stephens;
and a sister, Emma Allen Fulcher, of Stoneville, N.C. A graveside service
will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 29 at Spring Hill Cemetery in Lynchburg,
Va. by Rev. Lloyd Lipscomb. In lieu of flowers, donations are asked to
be given to the American Red Cross-Hurrican Floyd Relief Fund.
PHIFER Ms. Sandra Jeanette Ford Phifer, known as ''Sister'', was born
November 20, 1954 in Wilson, N.C. to Wiley Ford and Ethel Mae Phifer. She
departed her life on October 24, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was
of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her father, Wiley Ford;
a sister, Brenda Ford; a brother, Walter L. Ford; a sister-in-law, Margie
Graham, of Lake City, S.C.; and a devoted, beloved friend, Johnnie Graham.
She leaves to mourn in her passing, her mother, Mrs. Ethel Mae Phifer,
of the city; grandmother, Mrs. Mary McLaurin of Wilson, N.C.; three daughters,
Angela S. Phifer, Areneatha A. Phifer, and Sandra P. Davis, all of the
city; one son, Jerry L. Phifer; and one son-in-law, David W. Davis, both
of the city; nine grandchildren, all of the city; four sisters, Betty Phifer,
of the city, Sandra Shifor, of Miami, Fla., and Antonia Ford and Joyce
Brown, both of Wilson, N.C.; two sisters-in-law Mrs. Young C. Ford of Radcliff,
Ky. and Ernestine Graham of Baltimore, Md.; seven brothers, James (Rickie)
Ford, William (Sandra) Ford, Perscell Phifer, and Buford Phifer, all of
the city, Anthony L. Ford of Radcliff, Ky., Wayne Ford of Des Moines, Iowa,
and Issac Ruffin, of New Haven, Conn.; two aunts, Mrs. Viola Ward and Zneza
Bell, of Wilson; one uncle, Lawrence McLaurin of Atlanta, Ga.; eight nieces;
14 great nieces; 17 nephews; one great nephew; a devoted friend, Samuel
L. Conrad, of the city; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral
services will be held Saturday, October 30 at 2:00 p.m. at Clark S. Brown
& Sons Funeral Home, with Rev. Robert White officiating. The family
will receive friends from 1:30-2:00 p.m. at the funeral home (thirty minutes
prior to the service). Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Clark S.
Brown & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all services and arrangements.
Mr. Aldean Renegar, 84, of 3809 Crosland Rd., died Tuesday evening
at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born January 2, 1915 in Harmony
to Lanto and Annie Wallace Renegar. Mr. Renegar was a member of Sandy Springs
Baptist Church in Iredell County. For over 40 years, he worked for the
Pepsi-Cola Company. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air
Corps. He was an avid surf fisherman and enjoyed camping trips with his
family. Mr. Renegar was preceded in death by four brothers, Colin, Rudolph,
Alvin, and Raymond Renegar; and a sister, Elmina R. Anderson. He is survived
by his wife, Ruth Williams Renegar, of the home; his daughter, Marisa Renegar
Pace, of the home; three brothers, Joseph Renegar and his wife, Joann,
of Statesville, Georgie Renegar and his wife, Thelma, of Charlotte, and
Thomas Lee Renegar and his wife, Kay, of Midway; two sisters, Patty Stockner
and her husband, Tom, of Winston-Salem and Gerline Renegar, of Winston-Salem;
a sister-in-law, Lois Renegar, of Harmony; a brother-in-law, Roy Anderson,
of Mocksville; and a number of nieces and nephews. The funeral will be
held Friday, October 29 at 11:00 a.m. at Vogler & Sons Reynolda Rd.
Chapel, with Rev. Albert Smith officiating. Interment will be in Forsyth
Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday
from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
DANBURY -- Mr. Reuben E. Rominger, 67, of Danbury, N.C., died Monday,
October 25, 1999 at his home. He was born April 22, 1932 in Stokes County
to Nathaniel and Sadie Rominger. He is survived by one daughter, Kay Carter,
of King; and one son, Eddie Rominger, of Madison. The family will receive
friends from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Thursday at Madison Church of God, Hwy 311,
Madison, N.C. Arrangements by Memorial Funeral Chapel.
HAMPTONVILLE -- Mrs. Ruby C. Shore, 88, of Dezern Road, passed away
Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at her home. She was born in Yadkin County
to the late Samuel Wilson and Elizabeth Seagraves Calloway. Surviving are
her daughter and son-in-law, Betty Jean and Roy Gray, of Hamptonville;
and a grandson, Jakie Gray, of Kernersville. Arrangements are incomplete,
with Gentry family Funeral Service of Jonesville serving the family.
ADVANCE -- Mrs. Annie Lee Johnson Smith, 74, of Advance, N.C., died
Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born August
20, 1925 in Surry County to Sidney W. (Dock) and Maggie Shelton Johnson.
Mrs. Smith was a member of Siloam Baptist Church. She was vice-president
of B & H Supply, where she had worked for 43 years. She is survived
by her husband, Ray J. Smith, of the home; one daughter, JoAnn Beeson and
husband, Gayle; one grandson, Michael A. Beeson; and one brother, Edsel
Johnson and wife, Margie. Funeral services will be held Friday, October
29 at 2:00 p.m. at Vogler & Sons Clemmons Chapel by Rev. James W. Dockery,
with burial to follow in Crestview Memorial Park in Rural Hall. The family
will receive friends from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 1900 S. Hawthorne Rd.,
Forsyth Medical Park, Suite 622, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103-3901.
Mrs. Genella Gray Smitherman, 82, of 2523 Manchester Street, passed
away Saturday, October 23, 1999 at 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 St. Stephens Missionary Baptist
Church for 33 years. Genella 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, Mass., 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; 12 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 Thursday at 1:00 p.m. from St. Stephen Missionary Baptist
Church, with Reverend Joseph R. Sameuels officiating. Interment will be
in Evergreen Cemetery. The family visitation will be from 12:00-1:00 p.m.
on Thursday at the church. (RUSSELL)
KERNERSVILLE -- Carol Ann Southern, 59, of Villa Drive, died Tuesday,
October 26, 1999 at her residence. The funeral will be held 2:00 p.m.,
Friday, October 29 in the Historic Chapel of Kernersville Moravian Church.
Burial will follow in God's Acre. A native of Kernersville, Carol was a
very loving sister who will not be forgotten. She is survived by three
sisters, Norma Morphis and husband Roy, Clara S. Sink and husband, Roger,
and Mary Elizabeth Southern, all of Kernersville; one brother, Frank William
Southern, Jr., of Wilmington; special nephew, Daniel Ray Sink, of Kernersville,
and nephew, Ronald Scott Southern, of Wilmington. The family will receive
friends from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Thursday at Pierce Funeral Service.
Mr. Chester L. Stewart, 74, of Stockton Street, husband of the late
Dorothy Miller Stewart, died unexpectedly Wednesday, October 27, 1999.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Vogler & Sons Main Street
Chapel is serving the Stewart family.
PILOT MOUNTAIN -- Ronnie Gray Bryant, 43, of 131 Dan Bryant Road, Pilot
Mountain, N.C., died Thursday, October 28, 1999 at N.C. Baptist Medical
Center, Winston-Salem, N.C. Mr. Bryant was born in Surry County October
9, 1956 to Omer Samuel and Annie Mae Beck Bryant. He worked for the City
of Pilot Mountain, N.C. and was a member of Friendly Chapel Church. Surviving
are his father, Omer Samuel Bryant of the home; one sister, Ronda Goad
and Fiance', Don Stack of King; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Roy and
Teresa Beck of Pilot Mountain, Ricky and Donna Bryant of Pinnacle, Randy
and Shelby Bryant of Ararat, N.C., and Rex and Mary Bryant of Pilot Mountain;
eight nieces, Stacey G., Leslie, Brandy, Taylor, Tiffany, Katelyn, Patricia,
and Stacy; and three nephews, Lee, Damon, and Chris. Funeral services will
be conducted Sunday, October 31, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at Whitaker Chapel United
Methodist Church by Bro. Don Collins. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the Cox-Needham Funeral Home and Chapel
in Pilot Mountain, N.C. on Saturday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and
at other times at the Bryant home in Pilot Mountain, N.C.
Mrs. Evelyn Lee Cameron, 72, of Winston-Salem, died Thursday, October
28, 1999 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She was born
June 26, 1927 in Forsyth County to Frank and Minnie Berrier. Mrs. Cameron
was preceded in death by her husband, John Robert Cameron and a special
friend, Ray Junior Mayberry. Survivors include two sons, Richard Cameron
and wife, Sharon of Winston-Salem and Robert Cameron of the home; two daughters,
Mary Ann Whisenhunt and husband, Robert and Sandra Lawson and husband,
Marion of Winston-Salem; five grandchildren; and a special friend, Belinda
David of Winston-Salem. A graveside service will be conducted Monday at
2:00 p.m. at Woodland Cemetery by Rev. Albert Pollock. The family will
receive friends Monday from 12:00 noon until 1:30 p.m. at Vogler &
Sons Main Street Chapel.
RURAL HALL -- Mr. Frank S. Cook, 78, of Cook Rd., died Thursday, October
28, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem after a period on declining
health. he was preceded in death by his wife, Mozelle Durham Cook in June,
1994. Mr. Cook was born in the Westfield Community of Surry County, on
June 28, 1921 the son of the late Fletcher S. and Lillie Tilley Cook. He
was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rural Hall. He was a Veteran
of the U.S. Army serving in both France and Germany during WWII and had
been a member of Carl Calloway, American Legion Post #290 in King. Mr.
Cook was an accomplished Blue Grass Guitarist and enjoyed sharing his talent
with others. Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Frances C. and
Phillip Shouse of Advance; two sons, Larry F. Cook of Washington, D.C.
and Jerry R. Cook of Savannah, Ga.; and two grandchildren, Beth and Matthew
Shouse of Advance. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Sunday,
October 31, 1999 at the First Baptist Church of Rural Hall by Rev. Paul
Wonders and Rev. Terry Brandon. Burial will follow in Crestview Memorial
Park in Rural Hall. The Cook family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, at Hayworth-Miller Rural Hall Chapel and request that memorials
be made to Hospice of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, 1100-C South Stratford
Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103.
Mrs. Betty Louise York Heath, 88, of Brookridge Retirement Home, died
Friday, October 29, 1999. She was born July 23, 1911 in Iredell County
to Simpson ''Sim'' and Pearly Mae Heath. Mrs. Heath was preceded in death
by her husband, Henry Clay Heath. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church.
Surviving is one daughter, Jackie Heath Covington and husband, Joe of Bermuda
Run; one son, H. Clay Heath, Jr. of Advance; three grandchildren, Susan
Savage of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Sandra Cairncross and husband, Scott of Elcajon,
Calif, and Jason Heath and wife, Heather of Clemmons; three great-grandchildren;
two sisters, Ruth Griffith and Evelyn Wallace both of Harmony; and one
brother, Colin York of Mocksville. A Graveside Service will be held Sunday,
October 31, 1999 at 3:00 p.m. at Crestview Memorial Park with Rev. Neal
Eller officiating. There is no stated visitation. Memorials may be made
to Bethany Baptist Church Building Fund, 600 Old Hollow Rd., Winston-Salem,
N.C. 27105. Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel is in charge of funeral
STATESVILLE -- Travis Edward Hendren, of 392 Nixon Road, Statesville,
died October 28, 1999 at Iredell Memorial Hospital. He was born March 4,
1917 in Alexander County. He was the son of the late Willie Glenn Hendren
and Annette Harrington Hendren. He graduated from Hiddenite High School
in 1934 and from N.C. State College in 1939 with a BS degree in Agriculture
Education. In 1970, he received a Master of Education Degree from N.C.
State University. He worked as a vocational agriculture teacher in the
N.C. public school system and Celeste Henkel High School, Cleveland High
School, and West Rowan High School, and as a program consultant with the
N.C. Department of Public Instruction. He retired in 1976. He also served
as Mayor of Cleveland, N.C. for four years (1992-1996). He was a Charter
Member of the Cleveland Lions Club and served numerous leadership positions
in the organization over a 50 year period. he was commissioned as a Second
Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in 1939. He served as an infantry officer in
the European Theatre during World War II with the 35th Division. He was
awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster for
twice being wounded in action. He retired from the U.S. Army Reserve as
a Lieutenant Colonel in 1977. His wife, Grace Hedrick Hendren, whom he
married June 20, 1998, survives him. His first wife, Mary Tumlin Hendren,
died in 1992. He is also survived by one daughter, Myrna Hendren Leggett
and husband, Arthur Leggett of Fairmont, N.C.; one son, Dr. Tom Hendren
and wife, Catherine of Winston-Salem, N.C.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild;
and one sister, L.B. Johnson and husband, Rob of Hiddenite, N.C.; two step-children,
Larry Hedrick and wife, Sue and Vickie Hedrick Bennett; two step-grandchildren;
and two step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for today,
Saturday, October 30, 1999, 3:00 p.m. at Hebron Baptist Church conducted
by Reverend Robbie Page, Reverend William Wease, and Reverend Glenn Dancy.
Burial will follow in Cleveland Baptist Church cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
memorial gifts may be made to Hebron Baptist Church of Statesville or Cleveland
Baptist Church of Cleveland, N.C. (Reavis Funeral Home, Inc., Statesville)
YADKINVILLE -- Mrs. Irene Hunter Huff, 82, of North Oak Ridge Road,
died Friday, October 29, 1999 at Yadkin Nursing Center. She was born March
6, 1917 in Yadkin County to the late Otto and Mallie Caudle Hunter. Mrs.
Huff was a homemaker and a member of North Oak Ridge Baptist Church. She
was preceded in death by her husband, Grover Huff on June 9, 1994; a sister,
Ann Casstevens; and two brothers, Lee Hunter and Roy Hunter. Surviving
are one daughter, Mrs. Peggy H. (Tom) Day of Yadkinville; two sisters,
Mary Ruth Bolin of Boonville and Caldonia Burcham of Jonesville; one brother,
Grady Hunter of Boonville; three grandchildren, Allen (Cindy) Day and Regina
Day all of Yadkinville, and David (Nikki) Day of Jonesville; and one great-grandchild,
Ariel Day. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday at North Oak
Ridge Baptist Church. Rev. Sammy Shoaf and Rev. Eddie Killian will officiate
and burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends
from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Gentry Family Funeral Service on Hwy. 601 N.
of Yadkinville. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to New
Hope Baptist School Tiger Teamsters, P.O. Box 40, Boonville, N.C. 27011
or to Hospice of Yadkin County, P.O. Box 1267, Yadkinville, N.C. 27055.
Bishop Ulyses Isaiah McCall was born in Florence County on May 6, 1927.
He was the son of the late Mr. Maxie and Mrs. Annie Bell McCall. He departed
this life on Saturday, October 23, 1999 at the home. He was educated in
Florence County and continued his education at the Piedmont Bible College
located in Winston-Salem, N.C. Early in his life he moved to Winston-Sale
and was employed by the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, until his retirement
in 1982. He served as the 1st Vice-Chairman of the United Churches of Jesus
(Apostolic), a National Board Member, and one of the national treasurers.
He also previously served as the State Bishop of South Carolina. He remained
an ''Apostolic Pioneer'' refusing to change the ''Word of God'' for the
people. His strong stance that he took for the Apostolic Church, located
in Winston-Salem, under the dynamic leadership of the late Bishop Eli Daniels.
He faithfully served in many segments of church work there. To name a few,
he served as choir director, U.P.A.A. president, and deacon in the church.
After serving faithfully in those capacities. God called him into the ministry.
He served as the Assistant Pastor of Christ Temple for several years. Because
God said these works and greater works you will do, Bishop McCall came
back to Florence, S.C. to preach the word to his kindred and all those
who would obey the law of Jesus Christ. In 1957, Bishop McCall ran a revival
at the Joint Stock Hall along with Bishop Eli Daniels and Bishop Oscar
D. Legrant both if Winston-Salem. He then became the Pastor and Founder
of Bethel Apostolic Church located in Florence, S.C. and began the Pastor
and Founder of Bethel Apostolic Church located in Florence, S.C. and began
church services at the home of late Deacon and Sister Elex Nettles. He
started out with only five members, In 1972, the first church building
was completed at 528 S. Charlotte St. There soon was a need for a larger
building and the Lord gave Bishop McCall a vision of a church on 1110 E.
Walnut St. The building was completed in 1975 and was paid for completely
in less than three years. In 1985, the Lord blessed Bishop McCall with
yet another vision. In 1986, Bishop McCall, along with Bethel Church Family,
purchased the former Old Wilson High School located at 1200 N. Irby St.
In 1989, Phase 1 of the renovations were completed and the church moved
in. Phase II of the renovations are now in progress. In the past 42 year
of pastoring, 25 years he commuted to Florence each weekend to preach to
God's people. His motto was ''I don't want to rust, but let me wear out''.
Because of his willingness to reach out and help the community, he received
numerous honors and rewards. He received a congressional pin that was presented
by the South Carolina House of Representatives. He was awarded the Key
to the City of Florence, S.C. in 1982, with a proclamation that recognizes
April 26 as Dr. U.I. McCall's Day. He also had a circle named after him
called Dr. McCall Circle, which is located in front of the church. Bishop
McCall was active in several civic affairs, which included contributions
to the American Cancer Society, the Kidney Foundation, the Pee Dee Mental
Retardation Center, and the Britni Foundation. He also served on the F.E.M.A.
Board, Francis Marion University's Steering Committee, and actively served
Habitat for Humanity. The church currently serves as a site for the Government
Surplus Commodity Give-Away, and the Council for Energy Assistance. Those
who shared the joy of life with him and survived to cherish his memory
are his devoted wife of 50 years, Mrs. Louise R. McCall; one daughter,
Barbara (Willie) Flemming; seven sisters, Hattie Williams, Aletha (Lonnie)
Harrison, Annie (Lee Samuel) Howard, Melody (David) McIntyre, Annie Bell
Cooper, Joyce Davis, and Ella Mae (Levon) Galloway; four brothers, Harry
(Sarah) McCall, Woodrow (Gail) Davis, Bishop Willie (Betty) Davis, Jr.,
and Roosevelt (Olivia) King; six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren;
three aunts; one uncle; the Bethel Church Family; and a host of relatives
and friends. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 30, 1999
from the Bethel Apostolic Church in Florence, S.C. with interment following
in the church cemetery. Peoples Funeral Service of Florence, S.C. are in
charge of services and arrangements. (COURTESY OF HOOPER)
HAMPTONVILLE -- Mr. Sherman Renegar, 75, of 3541 Key St., Hamptonville,
died October 29, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born December 6,
1923 to Mearl O. and Ethel Chamberlain Renegar. He was a retired carpenter
and farmer. He was a member of Flat Rock Baptist Church an a veteran of
World War II. Surviving are his wife, DeEtte Wooten Renegar of th home;
one daughter, Gayle Brown of Hamptonville; two sons, Larry (Vonda) Renegar
of Winston-Salem and Archie (Jackie) Renegar of Kernersville; one sister,
Lillian Harris of Hickory; two brothers, Harold Renegar and Lloyd Renegar
both of Mocksville; and four grandchildren, Susan Renegar, Scott (Laura)
Renegar, Stephanie Brown, and Shannon Renegar. Funeral services will be
conducted 3:00 p.m. Sunday, october 31, 1999 at Flat Rock Baptist Church
conducted by Rev. Tim Cannon, Dr. Chuck Towery, and Rev. Dewey Hobbs. The
body will lie instate from 2:30-3:00 p.m. Burial will be in the church
cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Gentry
Family Funeral Service on Hwy 601 N. of Yadkinville. Memorials may be made
to Flat Rock Baptist Church Building Fund of to the Charity of the donor's
MADISON -- Mrs. Mabel Payne Shelton, 78, of 4017 N.C. 704, Madison,
N.C., died Thursday, October 28, 1999 at her home. She was retired from
American Tobacco Company and was a member of Comer's Chapel Baptist Church.
Mrs. Shelton was preceded in death by her parents, Billie and Lillie Ore
Payne; her husband, Alvin Shelton; brothers, John and William T. Payne;
and her sister, Gwendolyn Payne. Surviving are three sisters, Myrtle Payne
Washburn of Wilmington, Annie Payne Shelton and husband, Otis of Madison,
and Janie Payne Gentry and husband, Coolidge of Stoneville; a sister-in-law,
Isabelle Payne; a special friend, Darline Quidley Craddock; and several
nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October
31, 1999 at Comer's Chapel Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, October 30, 1999
and other times at the home of Mrs. Annie Shelton, 4053 N.C. 704, Madison,
WALNUT COVE -- Gary Lee Stevens, 45, of Tuttle Road, died Wednesday,
October 27, 1999 due to injuries he received in a logging accident. He
was born April 27, 1954 in Forsyth County to John Elmer (Junior) and Nellie
Mae Kiser Stevens. Surviving are his mother, Nellie Kiser Lawson of the
home; three sisters, Faye Shaw, Janice Hutchens, and husband, Jerry all
of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Deborah Stevens of Walnut Cove; and one brother,
Bobby Lawson and wife, Heather of Walnut Cove. Funeral services will be
held Saturday, october 30, 1999 at 2 p.m. at Slate Funeral Home Chapel,
Elder Jimmy Lankford will officiate. Burial will follow in the Cedar Falls
Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Mary (Marie) Anne Travison, 77, of Winston-Salem, died Friday,
Oct. 29, 1999 at WFU Baptist Medical Center. She was born May 12, 1922
to Bernard and Emily Malina in Moravia, Czechoslovakia. Mrs. Travison worked
for Western Electric for 24 years and was a member of Highland Presbyterian
Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russ Travison. Surviving
are two sons, Clifford Roy Travison of Winston-Salem and Russell Wayne
Travison of Raleigh and four grandchildren, Forrest and Jordan Travison
of Raleigh and Laura and Kelly Travison of Winston-Salem. A memorial service
will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999 at Highland Presbyterian Church.
The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. (one hour prior to the service)
with Rev. Maggie Henderson officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Gardens
at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lupus Foundation
of Highland Presbyterian Church.
Presvytera Vasiliki Papacostas Vlahos, 93, of Winston-Salem, N.C.,
died Thursday, October 28, 1999 at Silas Creek Manor. She was born December
19, 1905 in Kletsos, Evrytanias Greece to Taxiarhis and Eleni Papageorgiou
Papacostas. She was a devoted member of the Greek Orthodox Church. She
loved her church, the people, her community, and her family. She was a
very loving and caring person. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Rev. Panagiotis Taxiarhis Vlahos; a daughter, Helen V. Tsiolkas; two brothers
and three sisters. Surviving are three sons, Angelo P. Vlahos of Greece,
Rev. Father George P. Vlahos, Priest of St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church
in Burlington, N.C., and Jimmy P. Vlahos of Winston-Salem; ten grandchildren;
ten great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, Jim Tsiolkas; and one brother and
one sister both of Greece. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at
the Greek Orthodox Church by Fr. Demetri Kangelaris, Fr. George Vlahos,
Fr. Dennis Canavos, Fr. George Kircicoples, and Fr. Tommy Vlahos. Burial
will follow in Forsyth Memorial Park. A Trisagion and visitation was held
Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the Greek Orthodox Church. Memorials may be made
to the Greek Orthodox Church, 435 Keating Dr., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27104
or St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 2150 W. Front St., Burlington,
N.C. 27215. (Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel)