Miscellaneous Forsyth County, North Carolina Obituaries
1999

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BRAY
MT. AIRY -- Mrs. Bessie Truitt Bray, age 89, of 106 Essex Lane, Mt. Airy, widow of Mr. Emery Deen Bray, Sr., died Saturday, October 30, 1999 at her home. Mrs. Bray was born in Stokes County on April 25, 1910, the daughter of the late Nummer and Annie Mae Truitt. Mrs. Bray was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church, where she was active member of the Women's Society, and was an avid bridge player. Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Betty Jo and Dick Lackey, of Atlanta, Ga.; one son Dean Bray, of Mt. Airy; five grandchildren and spouses, Shannon Barto and husband, Joel, of Greensboro, Becky B. Ebert and husband, Greg, of Clemmons, Rick Lackey and wife, Linda, of Atlanta, Ga., Joel Lackey and wife, Pam, of Atlanta, Ga., and Dean Bray, III and wife, Julie, of Mt. Airy; five great grandchildren, Blair Ebert, of Clemmons, Austin Lackey, Erica Lackey and Nicole Lackey, all of Atlanta, Ga., and Elizabeth Bray, of Mt. Airy. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, November 2, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. in Oakdale Cemetery, conducted by Rev. Charles C. Hayes, who is a former Mt. Airy resident. The family will receive friends at Moody Funeral Home of Mt. Airy on Monday from 7:00-8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to First Baptist Church Missions, North Main St., Mt. Airy, N.C. 27030 or to the Southern Piedmont Alzheimers Association, 3470 Shamrock Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28215. 

DAVIS
Miss Andrea Marie Davis, 45, of Winston-Salem, died Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at her home. Miss Davis was born April 16, 1954 in Forsyth County to the late Johnny and Rena Davis Badger. She was formerly employed at Silas Creek Manor. Survivors include her daughters, Paris Badger and DeLisa Badger, both of Winston-Salem; sisters, DeLores O'Neal, of Winston-Salem and Marcella J. Fuell, of Maryland; two brothers, Timothy Davis and Howard Davis, both of Winston-Salem; and six grandchildren. A memorial service will be conducted 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 1, 1999 at Foster Funeral Home. The family will receive friends thirty minutes prior to the service. 

EDWARDS
Mrs. Shirley Snyder Edwards, 84, of 700 Oaklawn Avenue, Winston-Salem, died Saturday, October 30, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born March 22, 1915 in Forsyth County to the late Fred N. and Ruth Miller Snyder. Mrs. Edwards was educated in the Winston-Salem School System, attended Asbury College in Wilmore, Ky., and Salem College. She was a very active member of Ardmore Moravian Church. Her interests were in home and foreign missions and foreign travel. Mrs. Edwards was also very active in the Lions Club and helped organize the second deaf Lions Club in North Carolina, which eventually became Piedmont deaf Lions Club. She also served on the board of directors at the Salvation Army Girls' Club for many years. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Edwards Upshaw. Surviving are her husband, Wilson E. Edwards, of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Saunders, Jr. (Patsy), of Petersburg, Va. and Mrs. Charles E. King (Carol), of Winston-Salem; one son, Wilson E. Edwards, Jr. (Katie), of Goldsboro, N.C.; three sisters, Mrs. F.L. Gobble, Jr., of Winston-Salem, Mrs. Frank Cox, of Colfax, and Mrs. Raymond Waddell, of Winston-Salem; one brother, F. Conard Snyder, of Winston-Salem; seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Private graveside services will be held Tuesday, November 2, 1999 in God's Acre. Rev. Kevin Frack and Dr. Richard Amos will officiate. There is no stated visitation. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Salemtowne Moravian Retirement Community, 5401 Indiana Ave., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27106. Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel is handling arrangements. 

HAYNES
HIGH POINT -- Dennis Clark Haynes, 85, a resident of 519 Haynes Road, died Sunday morning, October 31, 1999. He was born July 22, 1914 in Davidson County, a son of Herman Haynes and Fleta Mae Kennedy Haynes. He was a graduate of Hasty High School and was employed with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, where in 1974, he received the Community Service Award by the Area A.S.C.S. Organization. Mr. Haynes was a volunteer fireman in the 10A Fire Department, now Hasty Fire Department. He was a licensed auctioneer with the State of North Carolina. He was a member of the Hasty Lions Club since 1952, serving two terms as president. He served as zone chairman and district governor of 31E District for the Lions Club. He was a life member of the N.C. Association for the Blind. He served as a district White Cane Chairman and scholarship chairman, where he received the Outstanding Service Award as director of the White Cane Drive for 31E District, and received a certificate of appreciation for valuable service and cooperation. He was a lifetime member of Spring Hill United Methodist Church, where he served as Sunday School teacher and superintendent of the Sunday school, was a member of the board of trustees, and a member of the elected church board. He was also church treasurer, building fund treasurer, and cemetery committee recorder. He was married to Dorothy Dean Hall Haynes, who died February 2, 1998. Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Farres Upton, of High Point and Mrs. David ''Margot'' Hardee, of Wilmington; sisters, Mrs. Everett (Alice) Swaim, of Wallburg, Mrs. Ruth Byerly, of High Point, and Mrs. Grace Rankin, of Greensboro; a brother, Thurman G. Haynes, of Jamestown; three grandchildren, Kent Allen Upton and wife, Perry, Bryant Clark Hardee, and Allison Hardee; and one great granddaughter, Holly McClelland. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 2, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. in J.C. Green & Sons Chapel, with Rev. Ellen Harkey, Rev. Ardis Payne, and Rev. Joe Hicks officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 7:00-9:00 p.m., and other times, at the home. The family requests memorials be directed to Human Service Alliance, 3983 Old Greensboro Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101; Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262; or to Spring Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 1626 W. Lexington Avenue, High Point, N.C. 27265. Members of the Hasty Lions Club serving as honorary pallbearers are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel by 10:40 a.m. 

HOLDEN
HIGH POINT -- Homer Herbert Holden, 80, died Saturday, October 30, 1999 at High Point Regional Hospital. Homer was born in Silvermine Creek, Swain County, N.C. on January 1, 1919, the son of John Riley and Emiline Wilson Holdem. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was awarded the American Theatre Service Award, the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, and the WWII Victory Medal. He was formerly employed at Crescent Ford in High Point as an automotive repairman. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Hubert Montgomery, Hobart Riley, Oscar Abraham, and John Kermit Holden; and his sisters, Elsie Palistine Holden Mashburn, Izetta Verdell Holden Wilson, Jettie Esibell Holden Gibson, and Florie Mae Holden. Surviving are his wife, Mary Hassalyn Holden, of the home; one son, Jerry Clark Holden and his wife, Marinella, of Winston-Salem; one grandson, Christopher Alan Holden and his wife, Carla, of Plano, Texas; two great grandsons, Riley Christopher Holden and Henry Clark Holden, of Plano Texas; and one sister, Almer Rosetta Holden Mashburn, of Silvermine Creek, Swain County, N.C. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 2 at 2:00 p.m. in the Harold C. Davis Funeral Chapel. Burial with military honors conducted by the Randolph County Honor Guard will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. 

JONES
Mrs. Helen Messick Jones, 72, of Winston-Salem, died Sunday, October 31, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born October 13, 1927 in Forsyth County to W.M. and Margaret Harbin Messick. Mrs. Jones spent all of her life in Forsyth County and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Jones, in 1992. Mrs. Jones was a graduate of Griffith High School and worked with Arcada Fashion Shop from 1948 until retiring in 1990. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Alice M. Shuman and husband, Worth, of Lexington and Mrs. Elaine M. Myers, of Lake Dr.; two brothers, William R. Messick and wife, Wella and Ronald Messick and wife, Karlene, all of Winston-Salem; and several nieces; nephews; great nieces; and great nephews. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 2 in Forsyth Memorial Park by Chaplain Fred Moretz. The family will receive friends from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Monday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel and requests memorials be made to Hospice of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, 1100-C S. Stratford Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103. 

LEAK
Willie Thomas Leak, Sr., age 71, formerly of 2541 Beechmont Street, passed away Saturday, October 30, 1999 at his daughter's home after an extended period of illness. He was born in Wadesboro, N.C. on February 23, 1928. Willie was the son of the late Noal Luther Leak and Dezzie Taylor Leak. He was preceded in death by a son, William Leak, in 1996; and two sisters, Annie Bell Reed and Josephine Leak. He served in the Korean War. He retired from J.R. Reynolds Tobacco Co., with over 30 years of service. He was also the owner of a cement business and one of the founders of Pleasant Abyssinia Baptist Church (formerly Pleasant Hill). He leaves to cherish his memories a devoted aunt, Annie Mae Medley of Winston-Salem; four daughters, Joyce and husband, Richard Dukes, of Winston-Salem, Beatrice and husband, Ronnie Brown, of Cheraw, S.C., Deborah and husband, Dean Richardson, of Manchester, Conn., and Brenda Leak, of Virginia; three stepdaughters, Cheryl Peoples, of Winston-Salem, Jacqueline and husband, Donnell Allen, of Greensboro, and Deborah Williams, of Winston-Salem; three sons, Alfred and wife, Chrisogene Leak, of Winston-Salem, Willie T. Leak, Jr. and wife, Sylvia, of Cheraw, S.C., and Reginald Leak, of Winston-Salem; three brothers, Rev. Charles Leak, of Winston-Salem, Luther Leak and wife, Marie, of Winston-Salem, Robert Leak and wife, Jackie, of Winston-Salem; 20 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; a devoted friend, Myrtle Hash; and three loyal friends, James Perkins and Woodrow Graham, of Winston-Salem, and Lucy Lunn Marshall, of Baltimore, Md. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, November 5, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at Clark S. Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 727 N. Patterson Avenue. The family will receive friends from 1:30-2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family requests that all floral tributes be sent to Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. 

LOFTIS
YADKINVILLE -- Mr. Robert H. Loftis, 79, of Hardy Road, died Sunday, October 24, 1999 at Elkin Healthcare Center. He was born April 27, 1920 in Clarksville, Va. Mr. Loftis was retired from Poindexter Lumber Company and was a member of Shuggarttown Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Hutchens Loftis, on February 21, 1990; and two sons, Tony and Paul Loftis. He is survived by one sister, Lucille Rickman, of Clarksville, Va.; two grandchildren, Arlene (John) Cooper and Angela (Vincent) Connoly, all of Salisbury; one great grandchild, Simon Connoly; a stepson, Gerald (Carol) Hutchens, of Hamptonville; a stepdaughter, Glenda (Danny) Rominger, of Winston-Salem; four step grandsons, Keith Rominger and Jeff, Eddie, and Joey Hobson; four step great grandchildren, Raven Davis and Trent, Paige, and Dillon Hobson; and a very special friend, Ruth Ashley. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 2 at Shuggarttown Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. W.B. Brawley. The body will lie in state thirty minutes prior to the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Monday at Gentry Family Funeral Service on Hwy 601 North of Yadkinville. 

MILLER
CHESAPEAKE, Va. -- On Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, VA., God took a ray of his sunshine back to heaven, and Mrs. Tarsha Love Miller, of 700 Johnstown Road, Chesapeake, Va., went home. Tarsha was born in Winston-Salem on April 27, 1965 to Deatra Love and Charles Gardner. She graduated from North Forsyth High School in 1983. She attended A & T State University for two years prior to enlisting in the United States Navy. Tarsha served in the U.S. Navy for twelve years until she medically retired in November of 1998. She was an active member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Chesapeake, Va. and Holy Trinity Full Gospel Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving and devoted husband, Minister Richard C. Miller, Jr.; and niece, Yveathus Love, both of the home; her mother, Deatra (Robert) Lynch; her father, Charles (Brenda) Gardner; her grandmother, Mrs. Allie Love; her grandmother-in-law, Mrs. Sarah Miller; in-laws, Pastors Richard C. (Ernestine) Miller, Sr., of Winston-Salem, Christine (Samuel) Denson, of Maryland; two sisters, Venus Love and Tonya Lynch; two brothers, Charles Love and Kevin Gardner; one stepsister, Ashante Lowery; four sisters-in-law, Olympeia (Rick) Howell, Valeria, Trenia, and Aquilla Miller; one brother-in-law, Minister Joseph (Nicole) Miller; four nieces; and five nephews, all of Winston-Salem; three devoted friends, Joyce (Casseaus) Nelson, Bernita (Tony) Thompson, and Leslie (Demetrius) Stitmon, all of Virginia; her favorite Buncos Buddies of Virginia; and many aunts; uncles; cousins; relatives; and friends. Homegoing services will be held Tuesday, November 2, 1999 at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Full Gospel Baptist Church, with Minister Richard C. Miller, Sr. presiding. Interment will be in Salisbury National Cemetery with full military rites. The family visitation will be Monday, November 1, 1999 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at Russell Funeral Home. (RUSSELL) 

PHILLIPS
Mr. Marvin Edgar Phillips, 69, of Perryman Road, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999 at his residence. He was born March 9, 1930 in Forsyth County to the late Arthur Columbus and Mattie Ruth Thomason Phillips. Mr. Phillips was retired from Douglas Battery and was currently employed with Bob King Mazda. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Phillips was preceded in death by his wife, Cloie Wishon Phillips, in 1993; and a sister, Joyce Annette Phillips Looper. Surviving are two daughters, Melonie P. Holcomb and husband, James. R., of Clemmons and Lori P. Sprinkle and husband, Keith B., of King; two sons, Allen Marvin Phillips, of Winston-Salem and Timothy Lee Phillips and wife, Sherry, of Clemmons; four grandchildren; and one great granddaughter; two sisters, Mildred Mae Goins, of Richmond, Va. and JoAnn Miles, of Florence, S.C.; and a brother, Glenn A. Phillips, of Winston-Salem. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 2 at Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Walkertown. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. 

SCHUYLER
Mrs. Margaret Cline Schuyler, 81, formerly of Rural Hall, died Sunday, October 31, 1999 at Silas Creek Manor in Winston-Salem after a period of declining health. Mrs. Schuyler was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Gleaves Boyd Schuyler, in 1982. She was born in Forsyth County on May 4, 1918, the daughter of the late Thomas and Agnes Wall Cline. Mrs. Schuyler was a member of First Baptist Church of Rural Hall and was a charter member of the Crickets Nest in Winston-Salem. Surviving are three daughters, Elaine Wyshak, of Greensboro, Sue Poore, of Mt. Airy, and Kay and John Honiss of Greensboro; five sons, John and Lydia Schuyler, of Edenton, Ron and Carolyn Schuyler, of Winston-Salem, Tom and Ann Schuyler, of Buford, Ga., Gleaves and Jean Schuyler, of Greensboro, and Allen and Becky Schuyler, of Charlotte; 10 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; three sisters, Dorothy Howard, of Greensboro, Geneva Braun and husband, Andy, of Newport News, Va. and Barbara Pressley, of Augusta, Ga.; and several nieces; and nephews. A graveside service will be conducted 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 2, 1999 at Crestview Memorial Park in Rural Hall by Rev. Allen Schuyler and Rev. Bill James. The Schuyler family will receive friends after the service in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church of Rural Hall, and requests that memorials be made to the First Baptist Church of Rural Hall, P.O. Box 387, Rural Hall, N.C. 27045 or to the American Diabetes Association, 434 Fayetteville St. Mall, Two Hanover Square, Suite 1600, Raleigh, N.C. 27601. Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home, Rural Hall Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. 

SPRINKLE
Mrs. Hazel Stokes Sprinkle, 81, formerly of S. Peace Haven Road, died Sunday, October 31, 1999. Mrs. Sprinkle was born August 9, 1918 in Forsyth County to the late William Luther and Mary Reavis Stokes. She was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church, a Sunday School teacher, and active in her church as long as health permitted. She was retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company after 38 years of service. An avid antique collector, Mrs. Sprinkle and her late husband, Clyde, had made many lasting friendships. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Edward Sprinkle; her stepmother, Annie Keaton Stokes; a devoted son-in-law, Steve R. Moser; a great granddaughter, Desiree Dawn Colley; two sisters, Elva Livengood and Katherine Lowder; and three brothers, Numer, Fred, and Marvin Stokes. She is survived by three daughters, Barbara S. Moser, of Lewisville, Clydene S. Sparks and husband, Wayne, of Winston-Salem, and Patricia S. Sellers, of Winston-Salem; six granddaughters, Mellyn Myers, Sherry Sparks, Kristin Sparks, Renee Colley, Kelly Dinger, and Kim Sellers; one grandson, Brian Sellers; four great grandchildren; one step great grandson; and three special sisters-in-law, Mrs. Lillian Sprinkle, Mrs. Kathleen Sprinkle, and Mrs. Mabel Herman. Also surviving are four special friends, Grady and Annette Hite and Pete and Jackie Morefield. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 3, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at Union Hill Baptist Church by Rev. Timothy Gwyn. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Tuesday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. The family wishes to thank the staff of Vi enna Village, The Oaks at For syth, and Forsyth Medical Cen ter for all of the loving care shown to Mrs. Sprinkle and her family. Memorials may be made to Union Hill Baptist Church or a charity of the donor's choice. 

TAYLOR
PINNACLE -- Mr. Denver (Dink) Lee Taylor, Sr., age 64, of Route 3, Box 24, husband of Sylvia Lewis Taylor, passed away Sunday, October 31, 1999 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Mr. Taylor was born in Surry County on January 29, 1935, son of the late B.H. and Earlene Frans Taylor. He was a retired meat cutter with Harris Teeter, having 32 years of service, and was a member of Pilot Mountain Friends Meeting. Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Lewis Taylor, of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Denver (Denny) Lee Taylor, Jr. and Crystal Taylor, of Pinnacle; one step granddaughter, Ashton Akers, of Strasburg, Va.; one sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Clarence Hines, of Hickory; one brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Margaret Taylor, of Mt. Airy; a special brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Allen and Irene Lewis of Mt. Airy; and a host of friends and neighbors. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, November 2, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. in Moody Funeral Home Chapel of Mt. Airy. The service will be conducted by Rev. Willie Frye and Rev. Bobby Jenkins, with burial in Skyline Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Monday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home of Mt. Airy. 

WILLIARD
GERMANTON -- Mr. John John Wesley Williard, Jr., 58, of 2520 Caudle St., died Saturday, October 30, 1999 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Mr. Williard was born in Forsyth County on April 16, 1941, the son of Mozelle Knight Williard and the late John W. Williard, Sr. Mr. Williard was a faithful and active member of Trinity Moravian Church in Winston-Salem. He was retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., with 37 and 1/2 years of service. He had been a volunteer in the Emergency Department at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. He served in the U.S. Marines Reserve, and was an avid bass fisherman. Surviving are his loving wife of 32 years, Linda Fansler Williard, of the home; two daughters, Andrea Boles and husband, Michael, of Tobaccoville and Tracy Cardwell and husband, Scott, of King; two beautiful and special grandchildren, Mara and Dylan Boles, of Tobaccoville; his mother, Mozelle Knight Williard, of Winston-Salem; two sisters, Carolyn Boyles, of King and Janie Young and husband, Danny, of Walnut Cove; a special niece, Lisa Boyles, of King; two nephews, Reid and Matt Young, of Walnut Cove; and a very special sister-in-law, Barbara Tilley, of Rural Hall. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 2 at Trinity Moravian Church by Rev. Christopher C. Thore and Rev. Patricia Garner. Burial will follow in God's Acre in Old Salem. The Williard family will receive friends from 7:00-9:00 p.m., Monday, November 1 at Hayworth-Miller Rural Hall Chapel and requests that memorials be made to the Leukemia Research Fund, c/o Dr. Bayard Powell, Hematology/Oncology Clinic, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27157.

PRESLAR
Mrs. Martha Moore Preslar, 80, of Winston-Salem, formerly of Yadkinville, died Sunday, Oct . 31, 1999 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born Jan . 5, 1919 in Wilkes County, N.C. to Frank and Stella Williams Moore. Mrs. Preslar was a member of Ardmore Baptist Church and a former member of Sans Souci Baptist Church in Greenville, S.C. She was preceded in death by her husband, M. Allen Preslar in 1995. Surviving is one son, Robert Preslar and wife, Rebecca of Cincinnati, Ohio; two granddaughters, Elizabeth Preslar of Toyama, Japan and Katherine Preslar of Sydney, Australia; one special niece, Jane Eskew and husband, Richard of Winston-Salem; and several other nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 7-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with funeral services at 7:30 p.m. with Rev. Richard Eskew officiating. A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Forest lawn Cemetery in Charlotte, N.C. Memorials may be made to the William K. and Velma Preslar McGee Internship, c/o Wake Forest University School of Divinity or Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103. 

RICHARDSON
Ms. Shelron Richardson, departed this life on Oct . 25, 1999 at Hospice Home. She leaves to cherish her memories her husband, Mr. Leroy Gus Richardson; one daughter, Shalton Richardson; one son, Danny Derant all the the city; one brother, James (Johnnie Mae) Derant of the city; a devoted mother and friend, Ms. Annie Clavers of the city; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Services will be held on Wed., Nov. 3, 1999 at 1 p.m. at Beasley's Chapel. Visitation will be held 1/2 hour prior to the service at the chapel with the Rev. Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. Beasley's Triad Funeral Home are in charge of services and arrangements. 

SMITH
WALNUT COVE -- Mrs. Barbara Jean Clark Smith, 65, of Walnut Cove, Died at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home on Sunday, Oct . 31, 1999 following a period of declining health. A native of Forsyth County, she was born Oct . 17, 1934 to Noel Hassell and Myrtle Marshall Clark. Mrs. Smith was an active member of Freedom Baptist Church as long as health permitted. She was Secretary Treasurer of the church and also a member of the church choir. Mrs. Smith is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, James Eric and Cindy Holland Smith of Walnut Cove; two granddaughters (Nanna's Girls), Erica Marie and Kaylee Erin Smith both of Walnut Cove; her mother, Myrtle Elizabeth Marshall Clark of Walnut cove; two sisters, linda (Jerry) Beeson of Walnut Cove and Christina (Donald) Shoaf of Arcadia, N.C.; two brothers, Wayne (Nancy) Clark of Fancy Gap, Va. and Darryl (Pat) Clark of Midway, N.C.; also several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Roscoe Smith in 1984. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov . 3, 1999 at Freedom Baptist Church in Rural Hall. Officiating will be Rev. John T. Byerly, Rev. Doug Anders, and Rev. Rick Byerly. A committal service will follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Walkertown. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. this evening at Freedom Baptist Church (Hwy. 65 Rural Hall) Memorials may be made to the Freedom Baptist Church Missions Fund or Craftsman Fund, P.O. Box 159, Rural Hall, N.C. 27045. Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home, Rural Hall Chapel is in charge of arrangements. 

SMITH
MOCKSVILLE -- Mrs. Edna Griffith Smith of Mocksville, N.C., died on Sunday, October 31, 1999 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. following a 10 year battle with lung (C.O.P.D.) disease. She was born in Davie County to the late John Frank and Dora Cook Griffith. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Mocksville. She was Past Matron of the Mocksville Chapter 173 Order of the Eastern Star. She assisted her husband with Smith Oil Co. for many years. On September 16, 1939, she married William Lawrence Smith who preceded her in death. Also, she was preceded in death by two infant daughters; a sister, Margaret G. Allen; and a brother, Henry Griffith. She is survived by one daughter, Natalie Smith Cash of Mocksville; and one grandson, William Arthur Cash III and wife, Heather of Johnson City, Tenn.; and two sisters, Ellen Gregory of Advance and Mary Craver Tesh of Clemmons. The body will be at Eaton Funeral Service. There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Bill Davis and the Rev. Lewis Phillips at Yadkin Valley Baptist Church on Tuesday, November 2, 1999 at 1:00 p.m. The family wishes to thank Davie County Home Health, Autumn Care, and the Baptist Hospital Staff for their love, care, and many acts of kindness. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Harrison Chilhowee Baptist Academy (H.C.B.A.) Scholarship fund in memory of Edna Smith, grandmother of Art Cash (Class of '91), 202 Smother Road, Seymour, Tenn. 37865. In case of rain, services will be held in Eaton Funeral Chapel at 1:00 p.m. 

SPRINKLE
Mrs. Hazel Stokes Sprinkle, 81, formerly of S. Peace Haven Road, died Sunday, October 31, 1999. Mrs. Sprinkle was born August 9, 1918 in Forsyth County to the late William Luther and Mary Reavis Stokes. She was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church, a Sunday School teacher, and active in her church as long as health permitted. She was retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company after 38 years of service. An avid antique collector, Mrs. Sprinkle and her late husband, Clyde, had made many lasting friendships. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Edward Sprinkle; her stepmother, Annie Keaton Stokes; a devoted son-in-law, Steve R. Moser; a great granddaughter, Desiree Dawn Colley; two sisters, Elva Livengood and Katherine Lowder; and three brothers, Numer, Fred, and Marvin Stokes. She is survived by three daughters, Barbara S. Moser, of Lewisville, Clydene S. Sparks and husband, Wayne, of Winston-Salem, and Patricia S. Sellers, of Winston-Salem; six granddaughters, Mellyn Myers, Sherry Sparks, Kristin Sparks, Renee Colley, Kelly Dinger, and Kim Sellers; one grandson, Brian Sellers; four great grandchildren; one step great grandson; and three special sisters-in-law, Mrs. Lillian Sprinkle, Mrs. Kathleen Sprinkle, and Mrs. Mabel Herman. Also surviving are four special friends, Grady and Annette Hite and Pete and Jackie Morefield. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 3, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at Union Hill Baptist Church by Rev. Timothy Gwyn. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Tuesday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. The family wishes to thank the staff of Vi enna Village, The Oaks at For syth, and Forsyth Medical Cen ter for all of the loving care shown to Mrs. Sprinkle and her family. Memorials may be made to Union Hill Baptist Church or a charity of the donor's choice. 

WALKER
KERNERSVILLE -- Mrs. Jessie Morton Walke, 96, fied Sunday, October 31, 1999. She was born in Stokes County February 18, 1903 the daughter of William and Virginia Martin Morton. Mrs. Walker was a life long member of Union Grove Baptist Church and was the wife of the late H. Wade Walker. She is survived by her daughter, Darlene Walker Stafford of Kernersville; granddaughters, Darla Landreth and Danette Williams both of Lewisville; her great-granddaughter, Lindsey Landreth; and a brother, Charles Morton of Wingate. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at union Grove Baptist Church with the Reverend Neal Elle and Dr. Brooks Hunt officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. tonight at Pierce Funeral Home, Kernersville, N.C. 

WILLIARD
GERMANTON -- Mr. John Wesley Williard, Jr., 58, of 2520 Caudle St., died Saturday, Oct . 30, 1999 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Mr. Williard was born in Forsyth County on April 16, 1941, the son of Mozelle Knight Williard and the late John W. Williard, Sr. Mr. Williard was a faithful and active member of Trinity Moravian Church in Winston-Salem. He was retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., with 37 and 1/2 years of service. He had been a volunteer in the Emergency Department at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. He served in the U.S. Marines Reserve, and was an avid bass fisherman. Surviving are his loving wife of 32 years, Linda Fansler Williard, of the home; two daughters, Andrea Boles and husband, Michael, of Tobaccoville and Tracy Cardwell and husband, Scott, of King; two beautiful and special grandchildren, Mara and Dylan Boles, of Tobaccoville; his mother, Mozelle Knight Williard, of Winston-Salem; two sisters, Carolyn Boyles, of King and Janie Young and husband, Danny, of Walnut Cove; a special niece, Lisa Boyles, of King; two nephews, Reid and Matt Young, of Walnut Cove; and a very special sister-in-law, Barbara Tilley, of Rural Hall. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov . 2 at Trinity Moravian Church by Rev. Christopher C. Thore and Rev. Patricia Garner. Burial will follow in God's Acre in Old Salem. The family requests that memorials be made to the Leukemia Research Fund, c/o Dr. Bayard Powell, Hematology/Oncology Clinic, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27157. (Hayworth-Miller Rural Hall is in charge of arrangements) 

ZIMMERMAN
Mrs. Helen Willard Zimmerman, 80, of the Triad United Methodist Home, died at her home Monday, November 1, 1999. She was born in Davidson County to Charles A. and Bertha Wyre Willard. She graduated from James A. Gray High School. Mrs. Zimmerman was a member of Ardmore United Methodist Church and a longtime active member of the Sunday School Program, and the United Methodist Women. Surviving are her husband, Dr. H. Stokes Zimmerman of the home; a daughter, Sandra Z. DuMond and husband, David M. of Wilmington, N.C.; two sons, H. Stephen Zimmerman, Ret. U.S. Navy CDR, also a United Methodist Pastor of Hartsville, S.C. and Rev. Stuart N. Zimmerman and wife, Marty of Winston-Salem; four grandchildren, Tristin D. Lamberton and husband, Brad, Jody B. DuMond, Erin B. Zimmerman, and Garrett H. Zimmerman; two great-grandchildren, Mackenzie L. Lamberton and Trevor B. Lamberton; and a close cousin, Mrs. Cleve Thomas. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Ardmore United Methodist Church by Dr. William T. Medlin III. Burial will follow in Forsyth Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Vogler & Sons Reynolda Chapel. Memorials may be made to Ardmore United Methodist Church, 630 S. Hawthorne Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103 or the Triad United Methodist Home, 1240 Arbor Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27104.


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