Miscellaneous Forsyth County, North Carolina Obituaries
1999

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ANGEL
GREENSBORO -- Mrs. Evelyn Moran Angel, 89, of 2206 Pisgah Church Rd., died Saturday, November 6, 1999 at Wesley-Long Hospital. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Angel had been a member of Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church since 1943, she was also a member of the Missionary Society, the Loyal Workers Sunday School Class, and the Eastern Star Chapter 14. She was retired from Belk Department Store after 30 years of service in the alterations department. Mrs. Angel was predeceased by her husband, Roy Angel; and brother, J.H. Morgan. Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Ernestine and Charles Beal of Greensboro, Maxine and Tommy Cole of High Point, Melvine and Snow Adams of Asheville, and Rebecca and Chuck Ernest of Greensboro; brothers, Lonnie Morgan of Winston-Salem and Eugene Morgan of Walnut Cove; eight grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday evening at Hanes-Linebery Funeral Home, N. Elm Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church, Cemetery Fund, 2600 Pisgah Church Rd., Greensboro, N.C. 27455. 

BLEDSOE
STOKESDALE -- Mrs. Ava H. Bledsoe, 78, of 237 Middleton Road, died Friday afternoon, November 5, 1999 at her residence. A graveside service will be held Monday, November 8, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at Schodfield Cemetery in Danville, Va. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie M. Bledsoe. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Dr. Jessie W. and Brenda Bledsoe of First Presbyterian Church in Pilot Mountain; one daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Richard Mitchell of Stokesdale; two sisters, Nannie Perkins of Greensboro and Juanita Combs of Lancaster, S.C.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren, Christopher and Brianna Mitchell. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 7-9 p.m. at Brooke Funeral Home in Stokesdale. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Hospice of Rockingham County. 

BREEZE
KING -- Karen Breeze, 60, of King, died Friday, November 5, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center after a long illness. She is survived by her granddaughter, Katie Hill of the home; one son, Michael Breeze and wife, Peggy of Texas; and two daughters, Rebecca Webb and husband, Mike of King and Cindy Hill of Tenn. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 7, 1999 at Crestview Memorial Park, Rural Hall. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, November 6, 1999 at 1529 Chestnut Grove Rd. in King. Arrangements by Memorial Funeral Chapel. 

BYRD
KING -- William Emmett (Bill) Byrd, 87, of YMCA Camp Road, died unexpectedly at his home Friday, November 5, 1999. He was born March 5, 1912 in Surry County to Walter Emmett and Celia Bartley Byrd. Bill was a retired Maintenance Director for YMCA Camp Hanes. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Stanley Byrd in 1991. Surviving are one daughter, Carol Sams of King; two grandsons, David Sams and wife, Shelley of King and Mark Sams of Winston-Salem; one granddaughter, Catherine Quigley of Raleigh; and one great-grandson, Grant Wayne Sams. He was a member of Capella Church of Christ, where funeral services will be held Monday, November 8, 1999 at 11 a.m. Lamar Tillman, Minister, will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m Sunday at Capella Church of Christ and at other times at his home. (Slate Funeral Home) 

CHAPPELL
MT. AIRY -- Mr. Charles Franklin Chappell, 68, of 201 Forest Hill Road, Mt. Airy, husband of Sylvia S. Chappell, died Saturday, November 6, 1999 at the Northern Hospital of Surry County. Mr. Chappell was born in Forsyth County June 20, 1931, the son of the late Thomas Frank and Essie Speas Chappell. Mr. Chappell was the owner of the Chappell Real Estate Co. He was a well known real estate appraiser and broker and he also taught real estate courses at Wytheville Community College and Surry Community College. Mr. Chappell was also a veteran of the US Army. Surviving are his wife, Sylvia Speas Chappell of the home; one sister, Ms. Barbara Jo Easter of Cana; two nephews, Phillip M. Easter and T. Darrell Easter, both of Mt. Airy; and one special cousin, Hassie Lineback Utt of Cana, Va. In addition to his parents, Mr. Chappell was preceded in death by his brother, Edward C. Chappell. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 8, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home in Mt. Airy with entombment to follow in the Skyline Memory Gardens Mausoleum. The Chappell family will receive friends at the Moody Funeral Home of Mt. Airy on Sunday night from 7 to 9 p.m. 

CLARK
Mary Lee Robinson Clark, 77, of 1221 Mint Street, passed away November 3, 1999 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home after an extended illness. Mrs. Clark was born November 9, 1921 to the late Jessie Frazier and Alexander Belver. She retired from Thomasville Furniture Company in 1987, after 20 years of service. Mrs. Clark was a member of St. John C.M.E. Church for more than sixty years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Rover Clark. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Theresa Clark-Caldwell and Mrs. Earnestine Clark-Coplin; her twin brother, Joseph (Margaret) Holmes; four grandchildren, Mrs. Pamela (Michael) Brown, Dr. Patricia D. Bailey, Sterling Bailey, Jr., and Carla J. Clark; eight grandchildren; a loving sister-in-law, Mrs. Alberta L. Black; one brother-in-law, Pete (Evelyn) Clark; three nieces; two nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 8, 1999 at 1 p.m. at St. John C.M.E. Church with Rev. Bobby Best officiating. Burial will follow in Piedmont Memorial. The family will receive friend from 12:30-1 p.m., thirty minutes prior to the funeral hour. Arrangements entrusted to and services will be conducted by Gilmore Funeral Directors. 

HARRIS
Mr. Johnnie D. Harris, 81, of Everidge Road, died Saturday, November 6, 1999 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born January 26, 1918 in Wilkes County. He was preceded in death by his mother, Julia Harris. Mr. Harris was a member of Advent Moravian Church, the Men's Bible Class, and the Advent Moravian Senior Citizens. He was retired from Thomasville Furniture. Surviving are his wife, Edna Krites Harris, whom he married Thanksgiving Day, November 30, 1939; one daughter, Faye Cornatzer and husband, Quincy of Advance; two sons, Bennie Harris and wife, Linda of Winston-Salem and Wayne E. Harris of East Bend, N.C.; four grandchildren; eight grandchildren; and one brother, Donald Stone of Winston-Salem. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 8, 1999 at Advent Moravian Church with Rev. Roger Kimball officiating. Burial will follow in the church graveyard. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Hayworth-Miller, Silas Creek Chapel. Memorials may be made to Advent/Hopewell Moravian Band, c/o Advent Moravian Church, 1514 W. Clemmonsville Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27127. 

JACKSON
HAMPTONVILLE -- Mrs. Janice Coe Jackson, 61, of Hamptonville, died Saturday, November 6, 1999 at her home. She was born June 8, 1938 in Yadkin County to the late Will Coe and Opal Coe Southard. Mrs. Jackson was a homemaker and was a member of United Christian Church. She was preceded in death by a brother, Jasper Coe; and two children, Mickie and Dickie Albea. Survivors include her children, Robert Albea, Ronald Albea, Patricia Brown, Johnny Harris, Billie Jo Combs, Barry Anderson, and Larry Anderson; step-children, Mary Call, Joann Crump, Jimmie Harris, Janie Beulin, Gail Lail, Debbie Harris, and Jeanette Beulin; two sisters, Lois Brown and Dorothy Sprinkle; one brother, James Southard; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and her step-father, Grady Southard. A graveside service will be held on Monday, November 8, 1999 at 3:00 p.m. at Clarksbury United Methodist Church Cemetery. Rev. Gene Casstevens will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Gentry Family Funeral Service on Hwy 601 N of Yadkinville. 

JOHNSON
Mr. Paul Johnson, 64, of 3100 Konnoah Dr., Winston-Salem, passed away November 4, 1999 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home after an extended illness. He was born March 15, 1935 the son of David M. Johnson and Nezzie Johnson. He attended Anson County public school. Mr. Johnson was a Roofing Tech and he attended Christ Temple. He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Nezzie Johnson; his son, Paul, Jr.; his wife, Elizabeth; three brothers, Jack, Rudolph, and Alex Johnson; and two sisters, Lonnie Mae Johnson and Cora M. Miller. Surviving are his daughter, Joyce Holmes; two sisters, Ernestine J. Horne (Lawyer) and Jestine (Ervin) Farley; two brothers, Rev. David Johnson (Martha) and Nathaniel Johnson (Crista); five grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews, relatives, and friends; and a special friend, Ms. Tanya Rice and her son, Justin. Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, November 7, 1999 at Gilmore Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. David Johnson of Charlotte. Visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will be Monday, November 8, 1999 at Evergreen Cemetery. (GILMORE) 

JOHNSON
BOONVILLE -- Matthew 25:21 ''His Lord said unto him, well done, thou good and faithful servant,...enter thou into the joy of thy Lord''. Mr. Winnie Woodrow Johnson, 85, of Pendry Road, died Saturday, November 6, 1999 at his home. Mr. Johnson was born January 26, 1914 in Yadkin County to the late Romey Patrick and Mary Lou Ada Cockerham Johnson. He was a farmer and also a member of Yadkin Masonic Lodge #162 A.F. & A.M. He was a member of Richmond Hill Baptist Church where he served the church faithfully for many years. He was elected Deacon in 1948, taught the Adult Men's Sunday School Class for over 50 years and was the choir director. In addition, he also served as the treasurer and a church trustee. He was preceded in death by three sisters, DeEtte Reece, Sally Fleming, and Gerthie Davis; and three brothers, Everett Johnson, Foard Johnson, and Thad Johnson. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Lexie Hobson Johnson of the home; one daughter, Shirley Martin (John) Paterson of East Bend; sons, Keith (Wanda) Johnson of Edenton, and Von (Susan) Johnson, Kerry (Shelia) Johnson, all of Boonville; one sister, Lucille Gross Kelly of Hickory; brothers, William ''Bill'' Johnson of Clemmons and Paul Monroe (Wyona) Johnson of Mocksville; 9 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. The body will lie in-state 30 minutes prior to the service. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, November 8, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at Richmond Hill Baptist Church. Rev. Will Hamric and Rev. Claude Harrelson will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday at Gentry Family Funeral Service on Hwy 601 N of Yadkinville. Memorials may be directed to Richmond Hill Baptist Church Choir, 2205 Richmond Hill Church Rd., Boonville, N.C. 27011. 

McCUMMINGS
Mr. Claude Lee McCummings, 87, of 3908 Glen Oak Drive passed away on Friday, November 5, 1999 at Wake Forest University/Baptist Medical Center following a period of illness. He was born on July 4, 1912 to the late Mrs. Rosa Bethea McCummings and Mr. Blake McCummings in Marion, S.C. His family relocated to Hamlet, N.C., where he spent the early years of his life and joined First Baptist Church. As a young man, he moved to Winston-Salem, where he met and married his loving and devoted wife of 64 years, Mrs. Brownie L. McCummings, who preceded him in death on February 24, 1999. Also preceding him in death was a son, Harold McCummings; a granddaughter, Shelia McCummings; four sisters, Mrs. Mamie Malloy, Mrs. Rena Jackson, Mrs. Julia Lucas, and Mrs. Mildred Timmons; and two brothers, Mr. Robert McCummings and Mr. Walter McCummings. Mr. McCummings was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in World War II. He was employed by B.F. Huntley Furniture Company (now Thomasville Furniture) for more than 30 years. He is survived by three sons, David (Mary) McCummings of Charlotte, Claude (Barbara) McCummings, Jr. of Winston-Salem, and Donald (Linda) McCummings of Walkertown; two daughters, Jacqueline (Walter) Black of Kernersville and Beverly (Tony) Sellars of Winston-Salem; 27 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Willie (Terri) McCummings of Rochester, N.Y. and Herbert McCummings of Springfield, Mass.; one sister, Mrs. Gladys Grice of Bronx, N.Y.; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth McCummings of Winston-Salem; two sisters-in-law, Earline W. Hairston and Vernelle W. Spratt of Winston-Salem; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of the Russell Funeral Home with Reverend Samuel J. Cornelius officiating. Interment will be in the family plot of the Evergreen Cemetery. The family will meet with relatives and friends from 1:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the Russell Funeral Home. The funeral procession will leave from the residence, 3908 Glen Oak Drive. (RUSSELL) 

McGEE
Mr. Leon Alex McGee, Sr., 77, of Germanton Road died Friday, November 5, 1999 at his home after a brief illness. Mr. McGee was born on December 29, 1921 in Pinnacle, N.C. to William Allen and Mary Jane Fulp McGee. He was retired from the Civil Service and other related government projects after 42 years of service. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Leon Alex McGee, Jr.; and 11 brothers and sisters, Ralph, Roscoe, Roy, Lillian Johnson, Wilma Kirk, Lester, Eugene, Nannie Boyles, Glenn, William and Della Burgess. Surviving are his wife, Doris Westmoreland McGee of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Don Piet of Las Vegas, Nev., Emily and Dick Stinson of Wilmington, N.C., and Lora and James Carlisle of Montgomery Village, Md.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Gray McGee of Pilot Mountain and Cub McGee of Kernersville; and two sisters, Grace Holland of King and Irene Collins of Winston-Salem. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Vogler & Sons, Reynolda Chapel with Rev. Mark Mashburn and Robert Spainhour officiating. A military graveside service by the District 11 Memorial Honor Guard will follow at Crestview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Cancer Services, Inc., 3175 Maplewood Ave., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103. 

MILEY
Mr. Wilbur Miley, Sr. of 4226 Mecum Rd. of Walkertown, passed away on November 12, 1922. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all services and arrangements. 

PARKS
ELKIN -- Mr. Johnny Allen Parks, 65, of C.B. Eller School Road, Elkin, died Friday, November 5, 1999 at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital. Mr. Parks was born August 6, 1934 in Forsyth County to the late Walter William and Ruby Cook Park. Mr. Parks was retired from Vaughn Bassett and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a niece, Eloise Carter. Survivors include his wife, Betty L. Parks of the home; two sons, Ronnie and Donnie Parks, both of Elkin; one daughter, Teresa Aston of Winston-Salem; one brother, Donald Parks of Glade Valley; one sister, Shelby Carter of Elkin; his step-mother, Opal Parks of Hamptonville; one step-brother, Terry Long of Hamptonville; one step-sister, Patty Dehart of Winston-Salem; and 9 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 8, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church by Dr. Don Stephens and Rev. Jack Cook. The body will lie in-state 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at Hodges Funeral Home in Elkin. 

RHYAN
Ms. Esther Shuler Rhyan, 78, of 5140 Butterfield Drive, passed away on Wednesday, November 3, 1999 atForsyth Medical Center, following a brief illness. She was a native of Orangeburg, S.C. and had resided in Winston-Salem for 70 years. She was a member of the New Unity Baptist Church, where she served with the Pastor's Aide, the Missionary Board, and the Sunday School. She was a retired employee of Carolina Linen Service, where she worked for over 30 years. Ms. Rhyan is survived by one son, Robert Simpson; and one daughter, Christine (Roland) Douthit, both of Winston-Salem; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one adopted great-grandchild; one brother, Jake Rhyan of Charlotte; four sisters, Earline Bryant of Jersey City, N.J., and Roseztta Carree, Martha (Leroy) Terry, and Bernice Rhyne, all of Winston-Salem; many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, November 8, 1999 at 12:00 noon from the New Unity Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Johnny E. Scott officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. The family visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon on Monday at the church. (RUSSELL) 

ROYAL
HILLSVILLE, VA. -- Mrs. Daisy Evogene (Jean) Joyce Royal, 59, of 951 Howlett Street, Hillsville, Va., died November 6, 1999 at N.C. Baptist Hospital. Mrs. Royal was born December 23, 1939 to James Harry and Nannie Wall Joyce. She was formerly employed as an Inspector with the N.C. State Board of Cosmetology and was a member of Victory Way Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, James Harry (Jimmy) Joyce, Jr. on October 29, 1999. Survivors include one daughter, Starr Royal of the home; one son, Thurmon James (T.J.) Royal of the home; one sister, Mrs. Jack (Jo Ann) Barney of Advance; one brother, Mr. Maynard Ray Joyce of Hillsville, Va.; and one sister-in-law, Mrs. Ella Sue Joyce of Stuart, Va. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, November 8, 1999 at 11:0 a.m. at Victory Way Baptist Church in Hillsville, Va. Rev. Neil Edison and Rev. Ted Leach will officiate. Burial will be in Snow Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery in Danbury. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. 

SMITH
HARMONY -- Darrell N. Smith, 69, of Sheffield Rd., passed away November 6, 1999 at Davis Medical Center in Statesville, N.C. Mr. Smith was born March 25, 1930 in Iredell County to the late James N. and Ada L. Tomlin Smith. He was a member of Edgewood Baptist Church and the Born Again Singers. Mr. Smith served his country during WWII in the United States Navy. He retired in 1991 from the Hall of Justice in Winston-Salem. He is survived by his wife of six years, Linda A. Smith; two sons, Jimmy Smith and wife, Elaine of Statesville and Michael Smith of Taylorsville, N.C.; one daughter, Kim Davis of Winston-Salem; step-daughter Ruth Shores and husband, Charles; and step-son, Jason Rock, both of Winston-Salem; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 8, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at Edgewood Baptist Church in Cooleemee, N.C. with Rev. Danny Shore and Pastor Robert Staton officiating. The body will lie in-state 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow at New Union United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends Sunday, November 7, 1999 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Davie Funeral Service Chapel. Davie Funeral Service, LLC 416 Valley Rd., Mocksville, N.C. 27028 will be serving the Smith family. 

SMITH
Mr. Fred Turner Smith, Jr., 74, of Winston-Salem died Saturday, November 6, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born November 24, 1924 in Forsyth County to Fred Turner Smith, Sr. and Lena Coletrain Smith. Mr. Smith was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. He is survived by two brothers, Alvin R. Smith, Sr. and Clarence Leroy Smith, both of Winston-Salem. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at 3:00 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church by Dr. Douglas Summers. The family will receive friends from 2:30 until 3:00 p.m. at the church. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Building Fund, 795 Crawford Place, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27105. (The arrangements are by Vogler & Sons, Main Street Chapel.) 

AMOS
MADISON -- Mrs. Martha Lolene Carter Amos, 73, of 6081 NC 772, died Saturday, November 6, 1999 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at Oak Grove Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Amos was born in Stokes County. She was retired from Burlington Industries and was a lifetime member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude ''Shorty'' Cecil Amos; her parents, William Sam and Bettie Francis Carter; her brother, James Grover Carter; and her sister, Lillie Bell Bostic. Survivors include her son, Ricky Samuel Amos of Madison; her daughters, Betty Amos Stevens and husband, Tom of Westfield and Shelia Amos Pyrtle and husband, Keith of Sandy Ridge; her granddaughter, April Collins Hernandez and husband, Manuel; great-grandson, Talley D. Hernandez; step-grandson, Scotty L. Pyrtle; her brother, Fletcher Carter of Madison; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday, November 8, 1999 at Oak Grove Baptist Church and other times at the residence. Mrs. Amos will lie in-state at the church from 4 p.m. Monday until the time of the service, Tuesday. Memorials may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church, Attn: Mrs. Frankie Case, 206 S. K-Fork Road, Madison, N.C. 27025. Colonial Funeral Home and Chapel is serving the family. 

ANGEL
GREENSBORO -- Mrs. Evelyn Morgan Angel, 89, of 2206 Pisgah Church Rd., died Saturday, November 6, 1999 at Wesley-Long Hospital. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Angel had been a member of Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church since 1943, she was also a member of the Missionary Society, the Loyal Workers Sunday School Class, and the Eastern Star Chapter 14. She was retired from Belk Department Store after 30 years of service in the alterations department. Mrs. Angel was predeceased by her husband, Roy Angel; and brother, J.H. Morgan. Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Ernestine and Charles Beal of Greensboro, Maxine and Tommy Cole of High Point, Melvine and Snow Adams of Asheville, and Rebecca and Chuck Ernest of Greensboro; brothers, Lonnie Morgan of Winston-Salem and Eugene Morgan of Walnut Cove; eight grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday evening at Hanes-Linebery Funeral Home, N. Elm Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church, Cemetery Fund, 2600 Pisgah Church Rd., Greensboro, N.C. 27455. 

BELLAMY
Servant of God, well done! Rest from your loved employ; the battle fought, the victory won, enter your Master's joy. (From the Moravian Book of Worship) William Griffin Bellamy, 72, of Winston-Salem, died November 6, 1999, after a long period of declining health. Mr. Bellamy was born February 18, 1927 in Rocky Mount, N.C. to William Jennings Bellamy and Nellie Louise Minton Bellamy. Educated in Rocky Mount, he was employed by the Atlantic Coastline Railroad, before serving in the United States Air Force from 1952-1956. He was employed as a tool and machine design engineer by Western Electric in Winston-Salem in 1956 and retired from AT&T in 1989. Mr. Bellamy formerly served on the Board of Directors and as a band director for Bethabara Moravian Church, and was a member of the Bethabara Concert Band. A multi-talented man, a loving husband, and father, he was a Mason and Shriner. Surviving are wife, Jane Thomas Bellamy of Winston-Salem; son, Freeman Thomas Bellamy of Atlanta, Ga.; daughter, Sarah Bellamy Harden of Raleigh; granddaughter, Bellamy Abbott Harden of Raleigh; and brothers, Jennings Lee Bellamy of Rocky Mount, N.C. and Marvin James Bellamy of Richardson, Texas. The family will receive friends at Hayworth-Miller, Silas Creek Parkway Chapel on Monday, November 8, 1999 from 7-9 p.m. Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at Hayworth-Miller, Silas Creek Chapel, with burial to follow at Old Town Cemetery, Old Town Rd. Memorials, in lieu of flowers to Fairview Moravian Church, 6550 Silas Creek Parkway, Bethabara Moravian Church, 2100 Bethabara Rd., or Providence Moravian Church, 929 Old Hollow Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 

BOWMAN
WALNUT COVE -- Mrs. Doris Carter Bowman, 69, of 6160 Pine Hall Road, Walnut Cove, N.C., died Sunday, November 7, 1999 at Forsyth Memorial Hospital, after a long illness. Mrs. Bowman was born in Rockingham County on April 11, 1930 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hobert and Essie Lee Carter. Mrs. Bowman is survived by her husband of 52 years, Philip Leon Bowman; and two children and their spouses, Philip Leon Bowman, Jr. and wife, Carolyn of Walnut Cove and Kathy Bowman Atkins and husband, Harold of Kernersville. Additional surviving family members include, three grandchildren and their spouses, Angela Chatman and husband, William, Karen Wilkins and husband David, and Lori Bray and husband, Jonathan; six grandchildren, Kayla and Matt Wilkins, Jay and Jared Chatman, and Elacia and Tommy Bray; a brother, Thomas Herman Carter of Rockingham County; and two sisters, Mrs. Francis Miller and Mrs. Erlene Purgason of Reidsville and Madison, N.C., respectively. Mrs. Bowman attended Bethany High School in Rockingham, N.C. She was a charter member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church, and held numerous positions and offices in the church including, having served as the church secretary-treasurer from 1981 until the time of her death. Mrs. Bowman retired from Hanes Hosiery in 1992 after 39 years of service. The family will receive visitors at Hayworth-Miller-Cain Funeral Home, 141 Smith Edwards Rd., Kernersville from 7:00-9:00 p.m., Monday, November 8, 1999. Funeral services will be held at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 7279 Pine Hall Road, Belews Creek, N.C. at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 9, 1999. Interment will be at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Pine Hall Rd., Walkertown, N.C. immediately following the Tuesday afternoon service. The family requests that memorials be considered for Mount Calvary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 563, Walkertown, N.C. 27051. 

BRANDON
YADKINVILLE -- Mrs. Juanita Myers Brandon, of Fish Brandon Road, died November 7, 1999. Mrs. Brandon was born in Yadkin County August 4, 1912 to the late Noah A. and Amelia Todd Myers. After attending Appalachian State University, she served as a primary teacher in the Yadkin County School System for 39 years and retired from Yadkinville Elementary School in 1977. She was a member of the Yadkin County Unit of Retired School Personnel, a member and Past Matron of Yadkin Chapter #223 Order of the Eastern Star, a life-long member of Deep Creek Baptist Church, where she served for many years in various teaching capacities, and as a member of the Choir. She was also a member of the Yadkin Senior Chorus. She helped to organize and served as president of one of the first ''Home Demonstration Clubs'', organized in Yadkin County by Miss Irene Brown. These clubs performed a great service to our country during our years at war in 1940-1944. She was predeceased by her husband, William Poe Brandon in 1985; and by a brother, Harrison Myers. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Donald Burke of Jamestown; three sons, William F. ''Bill'' and wife, Darlene Brandon of Yadkinville; Kent Brandon of Yadkinville, and Thomas M. ''Tom'' and wife, Sara Brandon of Statesville; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruby Davis of Winston-Salem and Loyce Marklin of Mocksville; a brother, Claude J. Myers of Winston-Salem; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Deep Creek Baptist Church with Dr. Ron Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials made to the cemetery fund or church needs will be appreciated, or to the Masonic Eastern Star Home, 700 S. Holden Road, Greensboro, N.C. 27407. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday at Gentry Family Funeral Service, Hwy 601 N of Yadkinville. 

BYRD
KING -- William Emmett (Bill) Byrd, 87, of YMCA Camp Road, died unexpectedly at his home Friday, November 5, 1999. He was born March 5, 1912 in Surry County to Walter Emmett and Celia Bartley Byrd. Bill was a retired Maintenance Director for YMCA Camp Hanes. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Stanley Byrd in 1991. Surviving are one daughter, Carol Sams of King; two grandsons, David Sams and wife, Shelley of King and Mark Sams of Winston-Salem; one granddaughter, Catherine Quigley of Raleigh; and one great-grandson, Grant Wayne Sams. He was a member of Capella Church of Christ, where funeral services will be held Monday, November 8, 1999 at 11 a.m. Lamar Tillman, Minister, will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m Sunday at Capella Church of Christ and at other times at his home. (Slate Funeral Home) 

CATHCART
Mrs. Lois Wilson Cathcart, 58, of 4441 Inwood Drive, passed away on Saturday, November 6, 1999 at her residence, following a brief illness. She was born in Baltimore, Md. on August 30, 1941, the eldest child of the union of Robert L. Wilson, Sr. and the late Rebecca Clement Wilson. She moved to Winston-Salem, N.C. at an early age, and attended the Forsyth County Schools. She graduated from Atkins High School in 1959. She received a B.S. Degree from Winston-Salem State University and a Master's of Education from North Carolina A&T State University. Lois was a veteran of 29 years in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth School System. She was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Ruth Group Missionary, the Senior Group of Mount Zion Missionary Circle, Sunday School Adult Class #5, and a member of the Baptist Training Union. She leaves rejoicing in her home-going and blessed with her memory, three devoted children, Jamie Cathcart-Stowe (James), James E. Cathcart, III, and Anthony J. Cathcart; one grandchild, Jasmine R. Stowe; two step-grandchildren, Dameka Stowe and Corrie Stowe; the father of her children, James E. Cathcart, Jr; her father, Robert L. Wilson, Sr.; three sisters, Judith Buford (Junior), Shirley Dumas, and Barbara Knapper-Bolden; one brother, Robert L. Wilson, Jr.; one god-daughter, Chantae' Reynolds; many aunts; uncles; cousins; nieces; nephews; and devoted friends; and two life long friends, Jeanette B. Hyman and Ella Lindon. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at 4:00 p.m. from the Mount Zion Baptist Church with Dr. Serenus T. Churn, Sr. officiating. Interment will be in the Gardens of Memory, Walkertown, N.C. The family visitation will be from 3:00 until 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Mount Zion Baptist Church. (RUSSELL) 

COLLINS
PILOT MOUNTAIN -- Mr. Jesse V. Collins, 78, of 159 Brooklyn Trail, Pilot Mountain, died late Saturday, November 6, 1999 at Forsyth Memorial Hospital. Mr. Collins was born February 19, 1921 to Marion and Lomia Collins. He was a farmer and a retired truck driver with Spector. Mr. Collins was a member of Stoney Ridge Baptist Church and a veteran of the Navy, having served in WWII. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Edith Hill Collins of the home; one daughter, Trish Ragan of Greensboro; two sons, Ray Collins of King and Steve Collins of Westfield; three step-daughters, Peggy Boles of Germanton, Norma Noble of Yadkinville, and Ann Pettit of Pfafftown; one step-son, Steve Edmonds of King; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at Nelson Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Lamar Tillman. Burial will be in Lawsonville Church of God Cemetery with Military Honors by the American Legion of King, Post 290. The family will receive friends Monday from 7-9 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. 

GENTRY
ROARING RIVER -- Mr. James Olin Gentry, 79, of N. Lomax Road, Roaring River, died Saturday, November 6, 1999 at Forsyth Memorial Hospital. Mr. Gentry was born April 26, 1920 in Wilkes County to the late Walter and Viola Wiles Gentry. Mr. Gentry was a retired farmer and a member of Stony Ridge Baptist Church. He served on the Board of Directors of Surry/Yadkin Rural Electric Association, and was the past Director of Wilkes Telephone Membership Corporation. Mr. Gentry also served as Choir Director at Stony Ridge Baptist Church for many years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Reese and Aldean Gentry; one sister, Vera Martin; two infant brothers; and one infant sister. Survivors include his wife, Juanita W. Gentry of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy (Anita) Gentry of Statesville and Bobby Ray (Faye) Gentry of Roaring River; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy G. (Scott) Bright of Charlotte and Annie Billings (Edward) Dyer of Millers Creek; seven grandchildren, Jennie Gentry, Terri Gentry, Julie Gentry, Kelly Gentry, Eli Bright, Micalah Bright, and Hannah Bright; and two sisters, Ina Gentry Settle of Elkin and Chistalee Transou of Roaring River. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Home Baptist Church by Rev. Keith Lyons, Rev. Kenneth Jordan, and Rev. Ebert Billings. Mr. Gentry will lie in-state 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 7-9 p.m. at Hodges Funeral Home in Elkin. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to Stony Ridge Baptist Church Building Fund or to Pleasant Home Baptist Church Cemetery Fund. 

MCCUMMINGS
Mr. Claude Lee McCummings, 87, of 3908 Glen Oak Drive passed away on Friday, November 5, 1999 at Wake Forest University/Baptist Medical Center following a period of illness. He was born on July 4, 1912 to the late Mrs. Rosa Bethea McCummings and Mr. Blake McCummings in Marion, S.C. His family relocated to Hamlet, N.C., where he spent the early years of his life and joined First Baptist Church. As a young man, he moved to Winston-Salem, where he met and married his loving and devoted wife of 64 years, Mrs. Brownie L. McCummings, who preceded him in death on February 24, 1999. Also preceding him in death was a son, Harold McCummings; a granddaughter, Shelia McCummings; four sisters, Mrs. Mamie Malloy, Mrs. Rena Jackson, Mrs. Julia Lucas, and Mrs. Mildred Timmons; and two brothers, Mr. Robert McCummings and Mr. Walter McCummings. Mr. McCummings was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in World War II. He was employed by B.F. Huntley Furniture Company (now Thomasville Furniture) for more than 30 years. He is survived by three sons, David (Mary) McCummings of Charlotte, Claude (Barbara) McCummings, Jr. of Winston-Salem, and Donald (Linda) McCummings of Walkertown; two daughters, Jacqueline (Walter) Black of Kernersville and Beverly (Tony) Sellars of Winston-Salem; 27 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Willie (Terri) McCummings of Rochester, N.Y. and Herbert McCummings of Springfield, Mass.; one sister, Mrs. Gladys Grice of Bronx, N.Y.; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth McCummings of Winston-Salem; two sisters-in-law, Earline W. Hairston and Vernelle W. Spratt of Winston-Salem; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of the Russell Funeral Home with Reverend Samuel J. Cornelius officiating. Interment will be in the family plot of the Evergreen Cemetery. The family will meet with relatives and friends from 1:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the Russell Funeral Home. The funeral procession will leave from the residence, 3908 Glen Oak Drive. (RUSSELL) 

MCGEE
Mr. Leon Alex McGee, Sr., 77, of Germanton Road died Friday, November 5, 1999 at his home after a brief illness. Mr. McGee was born on December 29, 1921 in Pinnacle, N.C. to William Allen and Mary Jane Fulp McGee. He was retired from the Civil Service and other related government projects after 42 years of service. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Leon Alex McGee, Jr.; and 11 brothers and sisters, Ralph, Roscoe, Roy, Lillian Johnson, Wilma Kirk, Lester, Eugene, Nannie Boyles, Glenn, William and Della Burgess. Surviving are his wife, Doris Westmoreland McGee of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Don Piet of Las Vegas, Nev., Emily and Dick Stinson of Wilmington, N.C., and Lora and James Carlisle of Montgomery Village, Md.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Gray McGee of Pilot Mountain and Cub McGee of Kernersville; and two sisters, Grace Holland of King and Irene Collins of Winston-Salem. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Vogler & Sons, Reynolda Chapel with Rev. Mark Mashburn, Rev. Patricia Suggs and Robert Spainhour officiating. A military graveside service by the District 11 Memorial Honor Guard will follow at Crestview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Cancer Services, Inc., 3175 Maplewood Ave., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103. 

MILEY
Mr. Wilbur Miley, Sr. of 4226 Mecum Rd. of Walkertown, passed away on November 3, 1999. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, November 8, 1999 at 2 p.m. at Rock Hill Baptist Church in Belews Creek, N.C. Burial will be Wednesday in Orangeburg, S.C. Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all services and arrangements. 

MOORE
Graveside services for Mrs. Marjorie Gant Moore, 86, formerly of Marguerite Drive, will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Park by Rev. Guy Hipp. The family will receive friends at the graveside following the service. Mrs. Moore died Wednesday, Novemer 3, 1999 at The Oaks at Forsyth. (Vogler & Sons, Reynolda Chapel) 

PARKER
Mr. James Coy Parker, Jr., 75, of 2440 Merrimont Drive, Winston-Salem, died Sunday, November 7, 1999 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. Mr. Parker was born in Winston-Salem on September 3, 1924 to the late James Coy Parker and Lillie Miller Parker. He was a 1942 graduate of Reynolds High School. Mr. Parker served in the United States Marine Corps from 1943 to 1946 and participated in the Guadal Canal, Bougainville, and New Georgia campaigns in the South Pacific. He was called again to serve in the Korean War. Mr. Parker graduated from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity. In 1952 he joined the Security Life an Trust Company, and later became employed with Integon Corporation. Mr. Parker worked there for over 30 years as a Personnel Manager and Vice President until his retirement in 1983. He married the former Nell Gywn Brame of North Wilkesboro on January 18, 1958. A lifetime resident of Winston-Salem, Mr. Parker was a leader in business, community, and charity affairs. He was a past President of the National Office Management Association (Winston-Salem Chapter), a former Chairman, Staff-Parish Committee, Centenary United Methodist Church, a member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, and a member of the Winston-Salem Y-Men's Club. Mr. Parker enjoyed golfing, civil war history, sailing, and the Chicago Cubs. Surviving are his wife of the home; three daughters, Gwyn Anne Wackerhagen of Charlotte, N.C., Tate Leftwich of Stafford, Va., and Jennifer Booker of Wilmington, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and two sisters, Jean Moore and Carol P. Stuart, both of Winston-Salem. A memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at Centenary United Methodist Church, conducted by Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. George P. Robinson. The family will receive friends at the Vogler Funeral Home at Reynolda Road on Monday night from 6-8 p.m. Memorials may be made to either Centenary United Methodist Church or Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103, or to a charity of the donors choice. 

REDFERN
JONESVILLE -- Mr. James Lovell Redfern, 45, of US Hwy 21, Jonesville, passed away Sunday, November 7, 1999 at his home. Mr. Redfern was born January 5, 1953 in Simpson County, Franklin, Ky. to Lovell and Georgeanna Redfern. He was retired from the US Navy and worked at Granger in Winston-Salem from 1972-1998. He was a member of East Elkin Full Gospel Church. He was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his wife, KayLynn Gail Gilpin Redfern of 12 years, of the home; one daughter, Kathy Jean Billings; one son, Brett Allen Redfern; two sisters, Gayle Wheat and husband, Richard and Judith Pitman and husband, Chad, all of Bowling Green, Ky.; his mother of Bowling Green, Ky.; his mother and father-in-law, Dwayne and Kathy Cornett of Jonesville; sister-in-law, Brenda G. Webster of Elkin; brothers-in-law, Gene (Teresa) Gilpin, Greg (Nancy) Gilpin, Duane Gilpin, Tracy (Marlene) Gilpin, and Jerry Gilpin, all of Jonesville, and the late Johnny Gilpin (Darlene) of Elkin; several nieces, nephews; and one great nephew. A memorial service will be conducted Wednesday, November 10, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at East Elkin Full Gospel Church in Elkin by Rev. Jerry Childress. Interment will follow in the church cemetery will full Military Honors by Yadkin VFW Post 10346. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, at Gentry Family Funeral Service on Little Mtn. Road in Jonesville.


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