Miscellaneous Forsyth County, North Carolina Obituaries
1999

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SEARCY
Mrs. Annie Carter Searcy, 87, of 822 Woodcote St., formerly of Walnut Cove, N. C., passed away Wednesday, November 3, 1999 at WFU/Baptist Medical Center. She was born April 29, 1912 to the late Sandy Carter and Nancy C. Sheff. She was a retired employee of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and a member of Baileytown Christian Church. She leaves to cherish four daughters, Ella Louise (John) Martin of Pine Hall, N.C., Marie Searcy, Pearl Blackburn, and Mary Pankey all of this city; two sons, Aldine Searcy and Richard (Phillis) Searcy both of this city; two sisters, Nancy McCullough and Judy Mitchell both of this city; thirty-nine grandchildren; fifty-nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; and a devoted friend, Albert Sattifield of Pine Hall, N.C. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 6, 1999 at Second Calvary Baptist Church officiated by Bishop Joseph Lowery. Burial will be in Dry Hollow Cemetery, in Belews Creek, N.C. Visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the service. The family may be contacted and funeral cortege will assemble and leave from the home of a son, Richard (Phyllis) Searcy, 3940 Glenn Oak Dr. Arrangements entrusted to and services will be conducted by Gilmore Funeral Directors. (GILMORE) 

SEARCY
Mrs. Betty Mae Nelson Searcy, A.K.A. ''Betty Mae'',61, of 2711 Reynolda Rd., Apt. D-9 passed away November 2, 1999 at her home. She was born December 15, 1938 the daughter of the late James E. Nelson and Edith Wider. She was a Beautician. She leaves to cherish her memory five daughters, Mrs. Edith (George) Simmons of Westfield, N.C., Mrs. Roslyn (Brian) Young of this city, Mrs. Darlene (Eddie) Williams of San Francisco, Calif., Mrs. Cynthia (Kim) Griffin and Ms. Deborah S. Searcy both of this city; two sisters, Ms. Alberta Nelson and Mrs. Patricia (Randy) Rhyne; three brothers, Rev. Jack (Delois) Nelson and Joseph Nelson both of this city, and Mr. Leroy Nelson of Orlando, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Brandon Searcy, Lance Searcy, Candis Griffin, Tiffany Collins, Shannon Collins, and Brittany Griffin all of this city, and Shenna Parms of San Francisco, Calif.; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, friends, and in-laws. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, November 6, 1999 at Frances S. and Jerry Gilmore, Jr., Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jack Nelson officiating. Burial will be in the Piedmont Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the service. The family may be contacted and funeral cortege will assemble and leave from the home of a daughter, Cynthia Griffin, 2731 Chanute Road. Arrangements entrusted to and services will be conducted by Gilmore Funeral Directors. (GILMORE) 

SMITH
ROARING RIVER -- Lillie B. Smith, 96, of Greenhorn Road, Roaring River died Wednesday, November 3, 1999 at Britthaven Nursing Home. She was born January 8, 1903 to Rev. James W. and Mary Jane Elmore Burchette. Mrs. Smith was a member of New Light Baptist Church #1. In her early life, Mrs. Smith taught school in the Wilkes County School System. She was preceded in death by her husband, George D. Smith. Surviving are one daughter, Carolyn S. Bryant of North wilkesboro; one son, J.W. Smith of Roaring River; seven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 6, 1999 at New Light Baptist Church #1 with the body being placed in the church a 10:30 a.m with Rev. David Key and the Rev. Amos Lyon officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Friday night. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Liberty Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 5899 Liberty Grove Church Rd., North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659. 

VANCE
Charles Fogle Vance, Jr., 75, of 235 Fairfax Drive, died Thursday, November 4, 1999. Mr. Vance was born in Winston-Salem, October 4, 1924, to Charles Fogle Vance and Margaret Vaughn Vance. Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Eleanor James Vance, to whom he married May 10, 1952; their four children, Lucy Vance of Caswell Beach, N.C., Charles Fogle Vance III and wife, Lori of Portland, Oregon, James Burton Vance and wife, Georgia of Atlanta, and Margaret Vance Snoke and husband, Jack also of Atlanta; six grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. William W. (Lulu Hall) Fetzer of Summerville, S.C. Following graduation from R.J. Reynolds High School, 1942, Mr. Vance entered the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, receiving his B.A. in Physics, 1946 and his J.D. from U.N.C. Law School, 1949. At the University he was Speaker of the Student Legislature, and President of the Student Body, a member of Grail and the Golden Fleece honorary societies, and Sigma Nu social fraternity. During WWII he served with the U.S. Army, 1944-45. Mr. Vance opened his office for the practice of law in Winston-Salem, 1949. He was Assistant Solicitor of the Municipal Court 1951-52. Joining Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, 1952, he became a partner in 1957 and was a senior member of the firm at his death. He was a member of North Carolina and American Bar Associations, American College of Trial Lawyers, permanent member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, American Judicature Society, National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, and the American Counsel Association. He was a recipient of the Whitney North Seymour Medal awarded by the American Arbitration Association. Services to the Bar and the public included: President, Forsyth County Bar Association; Member of the Board of Legal Aid Society of Forsyth County; Chairman, Labor Law Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association; and Councilor of the North Carolina State Bar Council. Mr. Vance's numerous civic activities included: member of the Rotary Club of Winston-Salem, President of the Winston-Salem Symphony, President of Forsyth Country Club, Member of the Board of Directors of The Moravian Home, Trustee and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Salem Academy and College, Trustee of Moravian College and Theological Seminary, Bethlehem, Pa., and Family Services, a United Way agency. Mr. Vance was particularly active in the Home Moravian Church, where he taught Sunday School, played in the band, sang in the choir, was on the Boards of both the Elders and Trustees of the church. He also served on the Board of Elders and was a Trustee of Salem Congregation, which comprises the 13 Moravian Churches in this community. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Friday, November 5, 1999 at Voglers, Main Street, Winston-Salem. The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 6, 1999 at Home Moravian Church. The burial will follow at God's Acre. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Salem Academy and College, P.O. Box 10548, Salem Station, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27108 (Attention: Susan Bourner), or to the charity of one's choice.

BEAVER
MOCKSVILLE -- Mr. Oscar Edwards Beaver, 76, of Spring Street, died Wednesday at the Wake Forest University/ Baptist Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday in Eaton Funeral Chapel with Rev. Neil Carter officiating. Burial will be in Rose Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home Friday night from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. They request memorials be considered for the Capital fund of the First Presbyterian Church of Mocksville, 261 South Main Street, Mocksville, N.C. 27028. Mr. Beaver was born in Landis, N.C. on December 31, 1922. He was preceded in death by his parents, Estelle Adams Campbell, Paul Beaver and Millard Campbell and was a retired truck driver. He served in the 2nd Ranger Battalion and then the Co. E. 409th Infantry with the U.S. Army during WWII serving in Belgium, Austria, and Germany. Mr. Beaver was a member of the Mocksville First Presbyterian church. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Maxine Diggs and Sara Sands and by three brothers, Paul Beaver, Kenneth Beaver, and Norman Beaver. Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Cerny Beaver of the home; two sons, Clifford Beaver of Redmond, Washington and Paul Beaver and wife, Jane of Mocksville; a daughter, Jill Kiser and husband, Dick of Mocksville; seven grandchildren, Scott Beaver, James Beaver, Craig Beaver, Christopher Beaver, Katie Beaver, Andrew Kiser, and Mary Ann Kiser; three great-grandchildren, Suzie Beaver, Kaitlyn Beaver, and Derick Beaver; one sister, Mary Frances Johnson of Mocksville; six brothers, Marshall Beaver and wife, Betty Lee of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Gordon Beaver and wife, Mary Lee of Salisbury, James Campbell and wife, Betty of Lawsonville, David Beaver of Cooleemee, Donald Beaver and wife, Nancy of Mocksville, and Edwin Beaver and wife, Lorene of Salisbury; and several nieces and nephews. 

BROWN
Mrs. Rachel Peddycord Brown, 80, of Winston-Salem, died Wednesday, November 4, 1999 at The Nursing Center at Oak Summit. She was born in Forsyth County May 1, 1919 to Samuel and Effie Hastings Peddycord. Mrs. Brown was a member of Pisgah United Methodist Church and was retired from N.C. Baptist Hospital after 18 years of service in the nursing department. In addition t her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Raymond Brown, Sr.; two brothers, Samuel and Grady Peddycord; and three sisters, Edna Reavis, Pauline Fulton, and Louise Swaim. Survivors include three sisters, Opal Weavil of Arden, N.C., Lucille Sell of Walkertown, and Dorothy Sell of Winston-Salem; a loving mother of her grandchildren, Deanna Glascoe Brown; three grandchildren, Gerri Dee Peddle, Donna Brown Odrosky, and Jerry Raymond Brown, Jr.; three great-grandchildren, Hope Olivia Peddle, Jonathan Ray Peddle, and Sarah Ruth Odrosky; mother-in-law, Lema Hensley Brown; and many loving family members also survive. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Saturday at Pierce Funeral Chapel in Kernersville by Rev. Lee Money and Rev. John Frye. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory in Walkertown. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday evening at Pierce Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Shepard's Center, Bodenheimer St., Kernersville, N.C. 27284. 

BROWN
Mr. Samuel Sinclair Brown, Jr., was born on October 24, 1951 in Forsyth County. He was the son of the late Lillian Brown and Samuel S. Brown, Sr. of Clemmons, N.C. He was a member of Potter's House Church of Christ. Sam Brown attended Carver High School and graduated from Western Carolina University in 1974. After graduation, he was a manager of the Pizza Hut, then he moved to Arby's. Later he became manager of Thalhimer's in Winston-Salem, N.C., for several years. Sam Brown resided and was employed at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in Dallas, Texas since 1981. Samuel leaves to cherish his memory his devoted son, Reginal Brown of Dallas, Texas; five devoted sisters, Ms. Minnie R. Brown and Ms. Maggie Ferguson of Winston-Salem, Ms. Jo Ann Brown and Ms. Argie Wortham (Curtis) of Dayton, Ohio, and Ms. Carolyn B. Valentine (Fred) of Richmond, Virginia; three aunts, Ms. Eva B. Hairston of Winston-Salem, Ms. Lena Brown of New York, and Ms. Flora Ella Miller of Charlotte, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews and numerous cousins and friends. The family will receive friends on Friday, November 5, 1999 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 6, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at St. John C.M.E. Church, Winston-Salem, N.C. with Bishop J.C. York and Rev. Bobby R. Best officiating. Interment will be in Piedmont Memorial Gardens. CLARK S. BROWN & SONS FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ALL SERVICES AND ARRANGEMENTS. 

BYRD
NORTH WILKESBORO -- Mr. William Marvin Byrd, 73, of Hillsdale Drive, North Wilkesboro, died Tuesday, November 2, 1999 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He was born March 8, 1926 to George and Ona Elizabeth Wiles Byrd. He was a member of Fairplains Baptist Church and was a veteran with the U.S. Navy having served during World War II. Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Ruth Brooks Byrd of the home; two daughters, Barbara Byrd McEneny of Dallas, Texas and Doris Stroud of Wilkesboro; one son, Marvin Byrd of Kernersville; one sister, JoEtta Perryman of North Wilkesboro; one brother, Rev. Jakie R. Byrd of Winfield, Tenn.; and four grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 5, 1999 at Reins-Sturdivant Chapel conducted by Rev. Howard Laney and Dr. Paul Brunner. Burial will be in Mountlawn Memorial Park. Flowers will be accepted or memorial may be made to Oak Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 2046 Oak Ridge Church Road, Hays, N.C. 28635. 

DARNELL
ELKIN -- Mrs. Vena White Darnell, 98, of 315 Cascade Ave., Winston-Salem, formerly of Elkin, died Wednesday morning, November 3, 1999 at her home. Funeral Services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Elkin by Dr. Bill Johnson, Dr. Gerald Smith, and Rev. Joe Dell Rust. Burial will be in Crestwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. prior to the funeral service at the church. Mrs. Darnell was born in Surry Co. March 9, 1901 to Sanford and Esta Guyer White. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Elkin and South Side Baptist Church Sunday School Class. She was a member of The Lucy Hanes Chatham Club and a former member of North Elkin Home Extension Club. Mrs. Darnell was preceded in death by her husband, Noah Darnell in 1971 and a daughter, Betty Cockerham in 1968. Surviving are one daughter, Tommye Jo Hinshaw of the home; seven grandchildren, Sandy Jordan, Daryl Hinshaw, and Cheryl Tilley all of Winston-Salem, Paige Morgan, Mark Cockerham, and Jodie Hilliard all of High Point, and Michael Cockerham of Florida; thirteen great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Hudspeth of Elkin and Mrs. Cora Tompkins of High Point. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that any memorials be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 618, Elkin, N.C. 28621 or South Side Baptist Church, 401 E. Sprague St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27127. Kennedy Funeral Home in Elkin is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

EDWARDS
GALAX -- Inez May Edwards, 85, born, April 10, 1914 and Ila Lillie Edwards, 89, born, January 28, 1910 both of Galax, the daughters of Rufus Leroy Edwards and Jane Denny Edwards both passed away Tuesday, November 2, 1999 at their home. Their funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in Vaughan-Guynn Chapel, Galax officiated by Elder Jess Higgins and Terry Wilson with interment at Felts Memorial Cemetery. Surviving are one brother, Ralph G. Edwards of Galax, several nieces and nephews, and several great-nieces and great-nephews. 

FANO
Mrs. Kathleen D. Fano, 56, of 5164 Huntcliff Trail, died Wednesday, November 3, 2999 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center following a brief illness. Mrs. Fano was a native of Jersey City, New Jersey where she was born August 20, 1943 to the late John and Mary McDermott Peters. She is survived by her husband, Frank Fano of the home; two daughters, Peggy and Stacey Fano both of Charlotte; one son, John Fano of Maui, Hawaii; three sisters, Marianna Smith, Dolores Chipko, and Patricia Goceljak; and one brother, Donald Peters all of New Jersey. Funeral services will be conducted 10:00 a.m. Saturday at S.t Leo's Catholic Church by Father richard Allen. Interment will follow in forsyth Memorial park. A Rosary service will be held 6:30 p.m. Friday at Vogler and Sons Reynolda Chapel followed by a visitation from 7-9 p.m. The family suggest memorials be mad to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Central N.c. Chapter, 4265 Brownsboro Road, Suite 150, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27106-3425. 

FLEMING
DOBSON -- Mrs. Olivia Holt Fleming, 88, of Rt. 4, Dobson, N.C. , died unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 3, 1999 at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin. She was born in Surry Co. on August 14, 1911 to the late William Emmett and Minnie Patience Snow Gillispie, in addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands, Harvey Holt and Rev. Lonnie Fleming; and three brothers, Zeb Gillispie, Roland Gillispie, and Wilson Gillispie. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Dobson, the Emma Hampton Sunday School Class, the Elizabeth Norman Circle of the WMU, and was a homemaker. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Howard and Melinda Lail of Newton, N.C.; one step-son, Gilbert Fleming of Kernersville, N.C.; her grandchildren, Billy Lail and Julie Gillespie; and one sister and brother-in-law, Frances G. and Clifford Scott of Dobson. Funeral services will be held Saturday 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Dobson with burial in the salem Baptist Church Cemetery. Her body will remain at Davis & Son Funeral Home in Dobson until carried to the church on Saturday at 12:30 where the family will receive friends until 2:00 p.m. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Salem Baptist Church Cemetery Fund. 

GOODWIN
KERNERSVILLE -- Mrs. Florence Marie Huaid Goodwin, 76, of 9020 Deer Hill Rd., Belews Creek, died Thursday, October 28, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born in Lawrence, Mass. on July 5, 1923, a daughter of Alfred and Marie Durmont Huaid. She was a homemaker. She was a volunteer at the Shepherd's Center and a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. Surviving are her husband, Mr. Curtice W. Goodwin of the home; a daughter, Nancy Davis of Randleman; three sons, David W. Goodwin of Minneapolis, Minn., Barry E. Goodwin of Winston-Salem, and Mark Goodwin of Hickory; four granddaughters; and one great-granddaughter. Funeral Mass will be conducted Sunday, November 7, 1999, 7:00 p.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church by Father Joseph Tustin. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to: The Shepherd's Center, P.O. Box 2044, Kernersville, N.C. 27284. Hayworth-Miller-Cain Funeral Service is assisting the Goodwin family. 

HIRE
CLEMMONS -- Mr. John Roy Hire, Sr. 77, of Clemmons, died Tuesday, November 2, 1999 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born July 4, 1922 in Forsyth County to Sidney Monroe and Sally Frances Brandon Hire. Mr. Hire was a member of Boyers' Chapel Church of Christ and retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. after 36 years of service. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Frances Gentry in 1998; one grandson, Luke Akers; two brothers, Frank Hire and Bill Hire; and one sister, Pauline Holder. Surviving is his wife of 52 years, Nellie Calcutt Hire of the home; two sons, John R. Hire, Jr. and wife, Madeline of Clemmons and G. Jeffrey Hire and wife, Melissa of Clemmons; one daughter, Becky Akers and husband, Don of Clemmons; three grandchildren, Amy Ramey, Tonya Akers, and Andrew Hire; one great-grandchild, Matthew Ramey; and one sister, Fleata Craver of Clemmons. A graveside service will be held Friday, November 5, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons with Mr. Carl Rothrock officiating. Memorials may be made to the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103. 

HOLCOMB
GREENSBORO -- Larry Neil Holcomb, 58, died Wednesday, November 3, 1999 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 6, 1999 at Forbis & Dick Guilford Chapel, 5926 W. Friendly Avenue. Mr. Holcomb, a native of Forsyth county was the son of the late Cecil B. and Esther Marie Franklin Holcomb. Along with his wife, Nancy Snow Holcomb, he owned and operated Toys & Co. at Friendly Shopping Center. Mr. Holcomb gradated from Wake Forest University in 1964 and was an avid golfer. Surviving in addition to his wife, Nancy are his sons, Neil Holcomb, Jr. of Seattle, Washington and Marc Holcomb of Greensboro and four grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Larry Holcomb Memorial Fund for Disabled Golfers, c/o Centura Bank, P.O. Box 3448, Greensboro, N.C. 27499-2735. 

HYATT
HIGH POINT -- Susie Whitaker Hyatt, 87, of Presbyterian Home, High Point, N.C., died on Thursday morning, November 4, 1999. She was born in Surry Co. on January 9, 1912 to the late Manus A. and Josephine Dinkins Whitaker, in addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Herman M. Hyatt and a daughter, Louise Hyatt Wood. She was a member of the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Archdale, N.C. and was a retired Beautician. Surviving are one daughter, Carole Hyatt Grassman of Trinity, N.C.; a son, Brent H. Hyatt of Randleman, N.C.; five grandchildren, Angela McDonald, Susan Wood Klingsmith, Joe B. Wood, Jr., Vicky Wood Roach, and Amy Elizabeth Hewett; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Irene W. Johnson of Dobson. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. at the Mt. Hermon Baptist Church with burial in the Church Cemetery. Her body will remain at Davis & Son Funeral Home in Dobson until carried to the church to lie instate 30 min. prior to the services. The family will receive friends at Davis & Son Funeral Home on Friday evening from 7 until 9 p.m. the family has requested in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mt. Hermon Baptist Church. 

LAKE
ARBOR ACRES -- Julian Lake, a resident of Arbor Acres, died at his home early Wednesday morning, November 3, 1999. Dr. Lake was born in Atlanta, Georgia on July 26, 1907. He was the son of Frank Greer and Mary Irene Burr Lake. He had four brothers and two sisters who are all deceased. He graduated from Davidson College in 1928 and Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Va. in 1931. He studied at the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem in 1932, Princeton Theological Seminary in 1955 and the American Summer Institute in St. Andrews, Scotland in 1970 and 1975. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Elizabeth Roberta Gilmour Lake. His children are Julian Gilmour Lake and Elizabeth Lake Orr both of Winston-Salem, Robert Janney Lake (deceased) and Margaret Scott Lake Lindsay of Charlotte. His grandchildren are London Lake Pickett of Winston-Salem, Lydia Sheppard Lake of Arlington, Virginia, Charles Lamb Cauthen, Jr., Elizabeth Gilmour McLean, and Catherine Lake Cauthen of Charlotte, Robert Scott Lake, M.D. of Chicago, Julia Dunham Lake of Lyon, France, David Scott Lindsay, Jr. of Greenville, South Carolina, Sarah Elizabeth Lindsay of Atlanta, and Margaret Lee Lindsay of Charlotte. He has seven great-grandchildren. He was ordained as a Presbyterian Minister on July 21, 1931 in Warrenton, Virginia and received his Doctor of Divinity degree form Davidson College in 1945. He served the Warrenton Presbyterian Church in Warrenton, Virginia from 1931 until 1938, the Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church in Rack Hill, South Carolina from 1938 until 1945, the First Presbyterian Church in Bristol, Tennessee from 1945 until 1949, the First Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem from 1949 until 1962, the Brownson Presbyterian Church in Southern Pines, North Carolina from 1962 until 1968, and the Shandon Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina until his retirement in 1972. Since his retirement, he served seven interim pastorates throughout the southeast. He was a volunteer chaplain at Forsyth Memorial Hospital primarily on the cancer floor during the 1980's and 1990's. He was a life member of the Winston-Salem Kiwanis Club. He organized and was the Chairman of Bristol and the Winston-Salem Preaching Missions which attracted some of the greatest religious speakers of that time to these communities. He had been a member of the Board of Trustees at Davidson College, St. Andrews College, and Union Theological Seminary. He was president of the Arbor Acres Resident Council. There will be a family graveside service on Friday, November 5, 1999 at 10:00 a.m. at Forsyth Memorial Park and a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian. Church in Winston-Salem. The family will remain after the service to greet friends at the church. Memorials may be sent to the Julian and Robert Lake Scholarship Fund at Davidson College, Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia, the Robert Lake Fund at the First Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem or the Mountain Retreat Association in Montreat, North Carolina earmarked for the Robert Lake Park. 

LOWERY
Mrs. Maggie Gettys Lowery, 109, formerly of 815 West 24 1/2 Street, passed away on Thursday, November 4, 1999 at the North Carolina Special Care Center, Wilson, North Carolina. She was a native of Rock Hill, S.C., born on September 5, 1890 to Ed and Selena Gettys. She was a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church where she served with the Ruth Missionary Group. She was a devoted homemaker and was preceded in passing by her husband, Murray Lowery. She is survived by a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, one sister-in-law, Carrie Barnett of Winston-Salem, and other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, November 6, 1999 at 12:00 NOON from the Russell Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Serenus T. Churn, Sr. officiating. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery. The family visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until 12:00 NOON on Saturday at the Russell Funeral Home. The family may be contacted at the home of a niece, Viola Jones, 1444 Woodland Avenue. (RUSSELL) 

MILEY
Mr. Wilbur Miley, Sr., 4226 Mecum Rd. of Walkertown, passed away on November 3, 1999. He was born November 12, 1922. He was a faithful member of Rockhill Baptist Church of Walnut Cove, N.C. He was preceded in death by his parents, Moss Frazier and Arrie Frazier. He leaves to mourn his loving wife, Mrs. Rachel Miley; two sons, Mr. Wilbur Miley, Jr. of the home and Shelley (Carolyn) Miley of Rural Hall, N.C.; three daughters, Ms. Nettie (Wayne) LIttlejohn of Rural Hall, Linda Dozier of Winston-Salem, and Evelyn Transou of Winston-Salem; fourteen grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren. He also leaves to mourn three devoted friends, Poncho Davis, Joe Davis, and Henry Dibble and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. CLARK S. BROWN & SONS FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ALL ARRANGEMENTS 

MILLER
Mr. Raymond Fredrick Miller, 96, of Winston-Salem, died Wednesday, November 3, 1999 at Meadowbrook Manor in Clemmons. Mr. Miller was born May 12, 1903 in Forsyth County to Charles and Mary DeGraff Miller. He was a member of Hanes United Methodist Church and retired from RJR Tobacco Co. after 42 years of service. His wife, Ada Young Miller and two children, Sybil Raye Miller and Aubrey E. Miller preceded him in death. Surviving are, one daughter, Charlene Miller McDowell and husband, Thomas; one son, Norman F. ''Buster'' Miller and wife, Ann all of Winston-Salem; ten grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with the Rev. Don Ashe and Rev. Charles Sparks officiating. Burial will follow at Westlawn Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice. 

MOORE
Mrs. Marjorie Gant Moore, 86, formerly of Marguerite Drive, died Wednesday, November 3, 1999 at The Oaks at forsyth. Mrs. Moore was born in Winston-Salem on November 20, 1912 to the late James F. and Elizabeth Harvel Gant. She and her husband, Mr. Reginald G. Moore, were members of Calvary Baptist Church. For several years, she assisted her husband in his profession as a court reporter. Mr. Moore preceded his wife in death in 1992. Surviving are a step-daughter, Mrs. Mary Graham Comeau of El Paso, Texas; a step-son, Dr. Reginald Graham Moore, Jr. of Hickory, N.C.; four grandchildren, Elizabeth, Graham, John, and Bradley Moore all of Hickory; and one brother, James F. Gant of Winston-Salem. Graveside services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at Forsyth Memorial Park. Rev. Guy Hipp will officiate. The family will receive friends at the graveside following the service. Vogler and Sons Reynolda Road Chapel is serving the Moore family. 

NELSON
KERNERSVILLE -- Mrs. Alice Brown Nelson, 81, of 205 Dobson Street, Kernersville, died Thursday, November 4, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born September 17, 1918 in Guilford County to Curb and Sarah Adams Brown. Mrs. Nelson was a member of First Baptist Church in Kernersville and a member of the ''B'' Friendly Club. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, D.B. Nelson. Survivors include one son, Danny Nelson and wife, Ann of Oak Ridge; one daughter, Sally Nelson of Brookline, Mass.; two grandchildren, Danielle and Katie Nelson both of Oak Ridge; one sister, Frances Duggins of Kernersville; and two special nieces, Mary Rose Vanhoy and Gaylene Campbell both of Kernersville. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Kernersville by Rev. Thomas C. Brown and Rev. Sam Murphy. Burial will follow in Eastlawn Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday evening at Pierce Funeral Home in Kernersville and other times at the home. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice. 

NEWELL
A funeral for Maxine M. Newell, 57, of Spotsylvania County will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Shiloh (Old Site) Baptist Church in Fredericksburg. The Rev. Lawrence A. Davies will officiate and burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Mrs. Newell died at her home Tuesday, November 2, 1999, from complications of cancer. Born in Winston-Salem, N.C., she had retired as a school teacher in the Spotsylvania school system. She was a member and deaconess at Shiloh (Old Site) Church. Survivors include her husband, Ralph L. Newell, Sr.; two sons, Ralph L. Newell, Jr. of Woodbridge and Ryan L. Newell of Alexandria; a daughter, Mia A. Newell of Alexandria; a brother, Spencer McCall of Winston-Salem; four sisters, Pearline McCall, Nelsie Wright, Shirley Fennell, and Brenda McCall all of Winston-Salem; and a number of nieces and nephews. Bailey Funeral Service is handling the arrangements. 540-373-6101 

NORMAN
MOUNT AIRY -- Mrs. Maude Eliza McCollum Norman, 86, passed away Thursday, November 4, 1999 at Central continuing Care after an extended illness. Mrs. Norman was born April 26, 1913 in Surry county to Lee and Mary Jane Owen McCollum. Mrs. Norman was retired from Hanes Knitware in Winston-Salem. Mrs. Norman was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joyce Monroe Norman; a sister, Jessie McCollum Key; and three brothers, Roy, Gurnie, and Byron McCollum. Surviving Mrs. Norman is a step-son, Kent McCollum of Pfafftown; a half-sister, Nancy (Henry) McCreary, and step-mother, Alma McCollum all of Pinnacle. Also surviving is a step-granddaughter, Mandy Norman (Van) Sullivan, and two step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Services for Mrs. Norman will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. at New Home United Methodist church, Saturday, November 6, 1999 with the Rev. Ben Sheperd and the Rev. Sarah Kalish officiating. The body will lie instate from 10:30 until time for the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at the Huff Funeral Home in East Bend, Friday, November 5, 1999 from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. Flowers will be accepted or memorial may be made to Surry/Yadkin Hospice, 1326 N. Main St., Mount Airy, N.C. 27030. 

PYLE
ADVANCE Mrs. Linda Mills Pyle, 55, of 2393 N.C. Highway 801 S., Advance, N.c. died Wednesday, November 3, 1999 at her home. She was born April 7, 1944 to Jesse W. and Grace Stewart Mills, Sr. in Charlotte, N.C. Mrs. Pyle was a member of Yadkin Valley Baptist Church. She retired from Clemmons Kitchen due to her health. She is survived by her husband, Jack Norman Pyle of the home; two daughters, Diane M. Taylor and husband, Terry and Penny Pyle both of Advance; one son, Ronald R. Alligood, Jr. of Advance; one granddaughter, Nicole Casstevens; her mother and father of Charlotte; two sisters, Carolyn Mills Owens of Linside, W.Va. and Marjorie M. Fields of Winston-Salem; and two brothers, Jesse W. Mills, Jr. of Greensboro, N.C. and Donald W. Mills of Winston-Salem. A graveside service will be held Saturday, November 6, 1999 at 1:00 p.m. at Yadkin Valley Baptist Church Cemetery by Rev. Ronnie Craddock. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday evening at Vogler & sons Clemmons Chapel. Memorials may be made to National Kidney Foundation of N.C., 5970 Fairview Rd., Suite 408, Charlotte, N.C. 28210-3167. 

SANDS
PINE HALL -- Mrs. Pauline Sandifier Sands, 77, of Route 1, Pine Hall, died Thursday, November 4, 1999 at Britthaven of Madison. Arrangements are incomplete at Colonial Funeral Home.


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