Mr. Charles Ralph Barbee, 78, of Winston-Salem died Monday, Jan. 8,
2001, at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born March 2, 1922, in Guilford
County to Edgar Buddy and Mattie Charles Barbee. Mr. Barbee was a member
of First Baptist Church of Winston-Salem and the Philadelphia Sunday school
class. He served in the Army/Air Force Far Eastern Squadron Command during
World War II, was a member of the American Legion for over 49 years, past
three-term commander of the Clyde Post 55, district 18 commander for three
terms, department vice commander for one term, served on the national committee
seven times and many department committiees. Mr. Barbee had retired from
Norman Stockton with 43 years of service. Preceding Mr. Barbee in death
was a daughter, Becky Barbee. Survivors include his wife, Irene Williams
Barbee of the home; two sons, Charles Ronald Barbee of Cook, S.C., and
Buddy Lee Barbee of Winston-Salem; a brother, Edward F. Barbee and wife
Alease of Winston-Salem; two sisters, Georgia Barbee of the home and Mildred
Jordan of Smithfield; four grandchildren, Butch Barbee, Ron Barbee and
Becky Vandergrift, all of Charleston, S.C., and Kristen Leigh Barbee of
Winston-Salem; and four great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be
2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, at First Baptist Church in the Reich Chapel
by the Rev. Henry Stokes. Burial will follow in Forsyth Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hayworth-Miller
Silas Creek Chapel. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Restoration
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Dicie Virginia (Russell) Botts entered into eternal
rest Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, in Washington, D.C. She was preceded in death
by her son, Donald Wharton; her sisters, Patricia Wharton and Helen Eaton;
and brothers, Franklin Agnew, James Oliver Sr. and Paul Wharton. She leaves
to cherish her memory her husband, James Russell; three daughters, Fredrika
Williams and Victoria Glenn of Winston-Salem and Tamara (Larry) Phillips
of East Bend; four sons, James Oliver (Nancy Wharton of Randolph, Mass.,
William Thomas Botts of Oakland, Calif., James H. Botts of Washington,
D.C. and Garrison (Kim) Botts of Sacramento, Calif.; 18 grandchildren;
13 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Monroe C. (Joyce) Wharton of East
Bend, William (Tina) Wharton of Mocksville and Richard Wharton of Chesapeake,
Va.; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A wake
will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2000, at the McGuire Funeral
Home, 7400 Georgia Ave., N.W. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Thursday,
Jan. 11, 2001, at Glenns Chapel in East Bend with the Rev. Robert Lawten
officiating and Garrison Botts offering the eulogy. The family will receive
friends 30 minutes prior to the service at the church and other times at
the residence of Tamara Phillips, 4804 Wrenn Road, East Bend. The family
is being served by Huff Funeral Home in East Bend.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Mrs. Huey K. Buchanan, 93, passed away Dec. 31,
2000, at St. Catherines Laboure Manor in Jacksonville. She was born in
Yadkinville in 1907 and had resided in Jacksonville since 1970. Her son,
Harold G. Buchanan and grandchildren, Michelle, Alan and Stephen Buchanan
and Amy Buchanan Vann; son Roy L. Buchanan and grandson Michael Buchanan
survive her. She is also survived by several great-grandchildren. Funeral
services were held Thursday, Jan. 4 in the chapel of Hardage-Giddens Funeral
Home with interment in Jacksonville Memory Gardens.
Fred Washington Butner Jr., 73, of Winston-Salem, died Jan. 6, 2001,
at his home of complications resulting from pulmonary fibrosis. He loved
and was devoted to his family, his church and his profession. Mr. Butner
was born Dec. 15, 1927, in Winston-Salem to Fred W. Butner Sr. and Katharine
Pritchard Butner. He was a graduate of R.J. Reynolds High School and N.C.
State University, and was prominent in the practice of architecture locally
for 50 years. He started his architectural firm in 1952 and designed over
300 projects in North Carolina and the Southeast. He was the architect
for over 100 school and college projects in Forsyth County and Northwest
North Carolina, including multiple buildings at Forsyth Technical Community
College, Surry Community College, West Forsyth High School, and many others.
He also served as architect for numerous churches, governmental complexes,
and commercial, office, bank and residential projects in the area, including
the Forsyth County Hall of Justice, and branch offices for First Federal
Savings and Loan, Piedmont Federal Savings and Loan, among many others.
Mr. Butner was active in civic and professional affairs on the local, state
and national levels. He was honored by being named a Fellow in the American
Institute of Architects in 1974, and served as president of both the N.C.
American Institute of Architects and the N.C. Licensing Board for Architects.
He also served as president of the Winston-Salem Lions Club, the Winston-Salem
Engineers Club and the Forsyth Country Club and was active in those organizations
for many years. He was a lifelong devoted and active member of Burkhead
United Methodist Church, where he served on many committees and held numerous
other official and unofficial positions, including chairman of the Official
Board and Trustees. He was the architect for Burkhead's present church
complex on Silas Creek Parkway. Mr. Butner was an avid golfer for many
years and enjoyed playing various courses throughout the Southeast with
his wife and their friends. He had retired from golfing in recent years
due to his health. Mr. Butner was preceded in death by his son, Fred Raymond
Butner, who died in 1992. Surviving are Martha Hinkle Butner, his devoted
wife of over 50 years; two sons, Blain B. Butner and wife Peggy of Arlington,
Va., and David E. Butner of Winston-Salem; one granddaughter, Sarah T.
Butner of Arlington, Va.; one sister, Ann B. Chipman of Winston-Salem;
and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at Burkhead United
Methodist Church at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001. Mr. Butner will lie
in state for 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow at Forsyth
Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Burkhead United Methodist Church,
5250 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27106; Winston-Salem Lions
Club Foundation, c/o Charles Powell, 104 Wellesbrough, Winston-Salem, NC
27104; The Winston-Salem Foundation, 860 W. Fifth Street, Winston-Salem,
NC 27101; or to the charity of the donor's choice. Voglers Reynolda Road
Chapel is serving the family.
Mr. James Henry ''Sonny'' Crawford of 752 Aureole St. passed away Sunday
at his home. He was born in Winston-Salem March 22, 1930, to Mrs. Bertha
Tucker and the late Fred H. Wagner. He attended the local public schools
and was retired from Spirit Construction Co. At an early age, he was baptized
in and attended First Waughtown Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife,
Mrs. Gloria Jean Crawford, of the home; his mother, Mrs. Bertha Tucker;
his stepfather, Mr. James Tucker; his stepmother, Mrs. Roberta Wagner;
two daughters, Mrs. Elaine Brockman and Mrs. Sandra Crews; two sons, James
Crawford Jr. and Tyrone Wilson; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Deborah Speaks,
Mrs. Penny Small, Mrs. Dannie Mae Galloway and Mrs. Rebecca Cain; a stepson,
Mr. Kerry Thompson, all of Winston-Salem; five sisters, Mrs. Janice W.
Ross, Ms. Jeri Wagner, the Rev. Margaret (George) Johnson and Mrs. Lue-Ann
(Billy) Lucas, all of Winston-Salem, and Mrs. Ernestine T. (Lemuel) Morris
of Danville, Va.; three brothers, Mr. William E. Tucker and Mr. David Tucker
and Mr. Lewis G. (Sonalia) Tucker, of Los Angeles; nine grandchildren;
18 great-grandchildren; a devoted friend, Mr. George Staley; and a host
of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:45
p.m. Wednesday at First Waughtown Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Bishop
officiating. Burial will follow in Parklawn Memorial Gardens. The family
will receive friends from 7 to 7:30 tonight at the funeral home. The procession
will assemble and leave from the home, 752 Aureole St., en route to the
church at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Johnson-Howard-Robinson Home of Memory is
in charge of all services and arrangements.
PINE KNOLL SHORES -- Mrs. Martha H. Davis, 63, a former resident of
Kernersville, died Jan. 7, 2001, at the Wake Medical Center. She was born
on Feb. 10, 1937, to the late Ruth and Charles Heightshoe of Winston-Salem.
Sue worked as a registered nurse for hospitals in Forsyth County and later
as an industrial nurse for Burlington Industries in Kernersville. She moved
to Pine Knoll Shores in 1986 and was active in the First United Methodist
Church of Morehead City. Sue was preceded in death by her sister, Luann
Thompson, and is survived by her sister, Alice Willard. She is also survived
by her three children, Martha Davis Morton of Oxford, Edgar F. Davis II
of Stuttgart, Germany, and Alan D. Davis of Fairfax Station, Va.; and her
six grandchildren. A memorial service followed by family visitation will
be held at Voglers Funeral Home, Main Street, in Winston-Salem at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
First United Methodist Church, 900 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC 28557.
KING -- Ernest Ralton Griffin, 85, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at Scenic
View Nursing Facility in King. He was born Aug. 22, 1915, in Davie County
to Dr. Ernest M. and Blanche Lee Griffin. He was preceded in death by a
brother, Renard Griffin, in 1991. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at
Mrs. Blanche Llewellyn Ireland, 106, of Winston-Salem died Monday,
Jan. 8, 2001, at Springwood Care. She was born Oct. 21, 1894, in Winston-Salem
to Frank and Virginia Brendle Llwellyn. Mrs. Ireland lived all of her life
in Forsyth County where she was a member of Southminster Presbyterian Church.
She was a nurses aide at City Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death
by her husband, Eli W. Ireland in 1954; her son, F.P. ''Pete'' Ireland
in 1992; and her daughter, Sara I. Blackburn, in 2000. Survivors include
a daughter, Mary Kathryn Brewer and husband Bob of Hamptonville; two sons,
Eli W. ''Jack'' Ireland Jr. and wife Jo Ann of Advance and Donald G. Ireland
of Holden Beach; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren,
one of whom is Landon John Ireland, who will carry on the Ireland family
name. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday at Vogler &
Sons Main Street Chapel. Burial will follow in Waughtown Cemetery. The
family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral
home. Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 1100-C
S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
MOCKSVILLE -- Mrs. Grace Anita Stroud Lagle, 89, of Gladstone Road
passed away Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem.
Mrs. Lagle was born July 31, 1911, in Iredell County to the late Henry
W. and Laura Marlow Stroud. She was preceded in death by her husband of
58 years, Thomas J. Lagle, and a son, William ''Bill'' Lagle, and wife,
Sylvia, of Mocksville. She was a member of Turrentine Baptist Church and
a retired employee of Fiber Industries. Mrs. Lagle is survived by three
sons, Jack Lagle and wife, Tenny; Paul Lagle and Bob Lagle and wife, Linda,
and a daughter, Loura Barnhardt, and husband Gray, all of Mocksville; 13
grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a brother, Gilbert Stroud, and wife,
Betty, of Statesville; and three sisters, Verlie Richardson, of Elkin,
Ruth Jones, of Mocksville and Bernie Williams of Randleman. Funeral services
will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, at Turrentine Baptist
Church with the Rev. Joe Smith officiating. The body will lie in state
30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001,
at Davie Funeral Service Chapel. Memorials can be made to Turrentine Baptist
Church, 613 Turrentine Church Road, Mocksville, NC 27028 or Kate B. Reynolds
Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Davie Funeral
Service, LLC, 416 Valley Road, Mocksville will be serving the Lagle family.
MOCKSVILLE -- Mrs. Margaret Smith Potts, 81, of U.S. Highway 64 East
died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cornatzer Baptist Church
with the Rev. Richard Whiteheart and the Rev. B.A. Carroll officiating.
Interment will be in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the
church 30 minutes prior to the service. The family will be at Eaton Funeral
Home from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. They request memorials be considered for
Cornatzer Baptist Church, 1372 Cornatzer Road, Mocksville, NC 27028. Mrs.
Potts was born Jan. 2, 1920, in Davie County to the late Tallmadge and
Josephine Armsworthy Smith and had been the co-owner of Smith Shoe Store.
She was a member of Cornatzer Baptist Church. She was preceded in death
by her husband, Worth Garland Potts, in 1974. Survivors include three children,
Kay Potts West, Glenda Potts Boger and W.G. ''Dub'' and wife, Diana Nicholson
Potts, all of Mocksville; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren;
and two brothers, Mark A. Smith of Wareham, Mass., and Norman T. Smith,
CHARLOTTE -- James Francis Pou III died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001. Mr.
Pou was born Aug. 4, 1913, in Winston-Salem the son of the late Robert
Wiley Pou and Clara Vashti Shuford. He received his bachelor's degree in
engineering from N.C. State University in 1935 and was very active with
the alumni association and the student aid association. Mr. Pou was a member
of the Wolfpack Club as well as a huge State fan and was an avid gardener
and golfer. He served as a lieutenant with the U.S. Navy during World War
II and was assigned to the Seabees. He was employed as a senior sales representative
by Florida Steel Corporation and was a member of the American Society of
Civil Engineers. Mr. Pou served on the board of directors of Conbraco Industries
Inc. He was a member of Myers Park Country Club in Charlotte and the Dunes
in Myrtle Beach, S.C. He was a member and elder at Covenant Presbyterian
Church. Survivors include his daughter, Carolyn Pou Vanderberg of Charlotte;
his sister, Clara Wiley Pou of Winston-Salem; brother-in-law Carl L. Mosack
of Charlotte; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and their children. A funeral
will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at the Harry & Bryant Chapel,
500 Providence Road, with the Rev. Earle D. Roberts officiating. Burial
will be in Sharon Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7
to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Active pallbearers will be Glenn
Mosack, Cal Mosack, Carl Mosack, Chris Lee, Curtis Wellmon and Bob Nussman.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. John W. Pou, Steven Thomas Henderson and
Matthew Vanderberg. Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Presbyterian
Church, 100 E. Morehead St., Charlotte, NC 28204 or Carrington Place, 600
Fullwood Lane, Matthews, NC 28105. Harry & Bryant Co. Funeral Directors,
Charlotte, is serving the family of Mr. Pou.
WESTFIELD -- Mrs. Lois Virginia King Pyrtle, 78, of 1009 Harden Road
passed away Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at her home. Mrs. Pyrtle was born in
Stokes County Oct. 23, 1922, to McKinley Kence and Virginia Mae McKinney
King. She was a homemaker and of the Primitive Baptist faith. She is survived
by her husband, Samuel Joseph Pyrtle, of the home; three daughters and
sons-in-law, Dale and Gray Marshall and Brenda and Donald Lankford, of
Westfield, and Kathy and Royce Flippen of King; five sons and daughters-in-law,
Clarence and Kay Pyrtle and Lance and Judy Pyrtle of Westfield, Louis Pyrtle
of King, Keith and Sheila Pyrtle of Sandy Ridge and Randy and Roxanne Pyrtle
of Westfield; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren;
and a sister, Evelyn Lawson, of King. Mrs. Pyrtle was preceded in death
by a daughter, Annie Bell Pyrtle. Funeral services for Mrs. Pyrtle will
be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, at Old Orchard Primitive
Baptist Church with Elder Vance Jones, Elder Scottie Marshall, Elder Rodney
Marshall and Elder John Calhoun officiating. Burial will follow in the
church cemetery. Mrs. Myrtle is at Cox-Needham Funeral Home in Pilot Mountain
and will be taken to the church at 5:30 Tuesday evening where she will
remain until the hour of the service. The family will receive friends from
7 to 9 Tuesday evening, Jan. 9, 2001, at the church and other times at
the Pyrtle home. The Pyrtle family is being served by Cox-Needham Funeral
Home in Pilot Mountain.
WILKESBORO -- Mrs. Ruth Johnson Shomaker, 67, passed away Jan. 7, 2001,
at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Funeral
services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, at Wilkesboro Baptist
Church with the Rev. Alfred E. Andrews Jr. and the Rev. Steve Snipes officiating.
A committal service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Mount Calvary Baptist
Church in Banner Elk conducted by the Rev. Odell Smith and Mr. Roy Krege.
The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 Thursday prior to the committal
service. Mrs. Shomaker was born in Roan Mountain, Tenn., to Herb and Monarka
Johnson. She was a member of Roan Mountain Presbyterian Church and attended
Wilkesboro Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents and
sisters Mrs. Ruby Arnett, Mrs. Blanche Smith, Mrs. Reva Cordell and Mrs.
Emma Street. Mrs. Shomaker is survived by her husband, Earl Shomaker of
the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Alisa Shomaker of Wilkesboro;
a granddaughter, Jayme Shomaker of Winston-Salem; three sisters, Mrs. Gladys
Winters of San Angelo, Texas, Mrs. Mae Shell and Mrs Hazel Parlier of Roan
Mountain, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive
friends from 6 to 8 Tuesday evening at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in
North Wilkesboro. In lieu of flowers, memorials for the purchase of Bibles
may be made to the Gideons International, Wilkes North Camp, P.O. Box 1791,
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659.
Mrs. Minnie Bedsaul Sides, 89, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at Forsyth
Medical Center. Mrs. Sides was born Oct. 1, 1911, in Surry County to Pete
Earl and Almedia Lowe. She was a lifetime member of Hopewell Moravian Church.
A twin sister, Lillie Bedsaul Beckerdite, preceded Mrs. Sides in death.
Surviving are two sons, Roger Eugene Sides and wife, Ann, and Ervin C.
Sides; a daughter, Elaine Wind, and husband, Lute; five grandchildren,
Vonda Sides Adams, Tony Sides and wife, Kim, Lisa Stafford and husband,
Barry, and Joel and Clay Wind; three great-grandchildren, Anthony Sides,
Matthews Adams and Brandon Stafford; and a sister, Lucy Lovelace. Funeral
services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hopewell Moravian Church with the
Rev. Jeff Carter, the Rev. David Merritt and the Rev. Jack Nance officiating.
Burial will follow in the church graveyard. The family will receive friends
from 6 to 8 p.m Tuesday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. Memorials
may be made to Hopewell Moravian Church, 715 Hopewell Church Road, Winston-Salem,
LEXINGTON -- Mr. Gaither Stokes Walser, 67, of Lantern Lane died Monday,
Jan. 8, 2001, at 9:05 a.m. at his home. Funeral services will be 3 p.m.
Wednesday at First Lutheran Church with the Rev. Craven Ford officiating.
There will be a private graveside service and burial at Yadkin College
Cemetery. Mr. Walser was born in Davidson County Jan. 8, 1934, to Donald
Adderton Walser and Margaret McNulty Walser. He was a graduate of Woodberry
Forest School and received his undergraduate and law degree from the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He did a postgraduate course in taxation
at the New York University of Law. He was a Phi Delta Phi member and a
member of the board of editors, North Carolina Law Review, 1958. He was
a senior partner in the Brinkley Walser law firm in Lexington and practiced
in the area of tax law, corporation law, real estate law, estate planning
and business litigation. He was a member of the North Carolina Bar Association
and served on the committee on taxation from 1959 to 1965. He was a member
of the American Bar Association and had served on the committee on income
of estates and trust from 1968 to 1970. He was a member of the National
Association of Railroad Trial Counsel. Surviving are his spouse, Jeanne
''Toni'' Tomlin Walser of the home; a son, Vance and wife Joy of Lexington;
a daughter, Carolyn and husband Earl Johnson III of Raleigh; stepsons Gill
Mende and David Mende of Atlanta; stepdaughter Cynthia King of Columbia,
S.C.; grandchildren Earl Johnson IV and Sydney Patterson of Raleigh; and
stepgrandchildren Kathleey King and Emma King of Columbia, S.C. and Katherine
Mende of Atlanta. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday
at the home of Vance Walser, 201 Country Club Drive. Memorials may be made
to the American Diabetes Association, N.C. Affiliate, 3109 Poplarwood Court
Suite 125, Raleigh, NC 27604. Davidson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
KERNERSVILLE -- Mr. John William Welborn Jr., 77, of Creekwood Forest
Drive died Jan. 7, 2001, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.
Mr. Welborn was born Feb. 17, 1923, in Forsyth County to John and Maggie
Payne Welborn. He was a lifelong resident of Forsyth County. Mr. Welborn
was a graduate of Sedge Garden High School. He was a retired carpenter
and farmer and was a member of Abbotts Creek Missionary Baptist Church
and the Dan Hayworth Bible Class. In addition to his parents, Mr. Welborn
was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Edwards and Mrs. Margaret
Cline. Mr. Welborn is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Cora Mae Willard of
Gable, S.C., Mrs. Gladys ''Pat'' Griffin of Kernersville, Mrs. Betty Rose
Alcon of Winston-Salem and Mrs. Billie Ann Alcon and her husband, J.C.,
of High Point; and 18 nieces and nephews. The funeral will be at 2 p.m.
Wednesday at Abbott's Creek Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Lee Stocks,
the Rev. Jack Rose, the Rev. Roy Cantrell and the Rev. Michael Smith. Interment
will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday at Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point. Memorials may be
directed to Abbott's Creek Missionary Baptist Church, 2816 Abbott's Creek
Church Road, High Point, NC 27265 or to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester
Drive, High Point, NC 27262.
Mr. James Avery Belton, 85, of Winston-Salem, died Tuesday, November
9, 1999. He was born June 14, 1914 in Rockingham County, to the late Luther
L. and Ida Talbott Belton. Mr. Belton was a member of Central Terrace United
Methodist Church. He was a graduate of North Carolina State University.
He was an Engineer with Western Electric Company, retiring with 32 years
of service. Mr. Belton was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
He was an avid bowler and fisherman. Mr. Belton was preceded in death by
his son, Phillip Jay Belton. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Mildred
Stone Belton of the home; a son, Avery Lee Belton and wife, Phyllis S.
of Winston-Salem; a daughter, Janet B. Cooke of Little River, S.C.; two
granddaughters, Teresa Ann Belton of Winston-Salem and Jennifer Gray Cooke
of Little River; and a brother, Calvin W. Belton of Tallahasse, Fla. A
Graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 11, 1999 at
Oaklawn Memorial Gardens with Rev. David Green officiating. The family
will receive friends at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel Wednesday night
from 7-9. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central Terrace
United Methodist Church, 3 east Devonshire St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27127.
Mr. Sherrill Paul Boger, 86, passed away Tuesday, November 9, 1999
at Meadowbrook Manor of Clemmons. Mr. Boger was born March 20, 1913 in
Forsyth County to Wiley and Addie Cleary Boger. Mr. Boger retired from
R.J. Reynolds with 30 years of service. He is survived by his daughter,
Miss Linda Boger of Winston-Salem and one nephew, Mr. Bill Hammons of Winston-Salem.
A graveside service will be conducted Thursday, November 11, 1999 at 11:00
a.m. officiated by Dr. Bobby Roberson at Parklawn Memorial Gardens. The
family will receive friends Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at Hayworth-Miller
Silas Creek Chapel. The family ask that in lieu of flowers, that donations
be made to the East Coast Flood victims.
Mr. Stanley Wayne Brown, 48, of Lewisville, died Monday, November 8,
1999 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He was born May
7, 1951 in Forsyth County to Levi Henry and Ola Mae Hege Brown. He was
a member of Center Grove Baptist Church and co-owner of Henry's Electric
Motor Service of Winston-Salem. He is survived by a son, Samuel Wayne Brown
of the home; two daughters, Amber Brown-Wilson of Arkansas and Ashlee Tennille
Brown of Winston-Salem; his parents, Henry and Frances Brown of Clemmons;
a granddaughter, Autumn Wilson; two brothers, twin Steve Brown and wife,
Daphne of Clemmons and Danny Brown and wife, Barbara of Mississippi. Also
surviving are three sisters, Connie Reavis and husband, Carl of Mocksville,
Sheran Holt and husband, Steve of Lewisville, and Debbie Brown of Lewisville.
A Graveside Service will be Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999 at 2 p.m. in West Bend
Baptist Church Cemetery, Lewisville by Rev. Mark Harris. The family will
receive friends from 7-9:00 p.m. Wednesday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek
''God loves you and so do we. '' Mr. Otis Milton Bryant, 74, of 712
Glencoe Steet went to be with his Lord Jesus Christ at 8:45 a.m. on Nov.
8, 1999. Mr. Bryant was born in Hertford County, N.C. on Feb. 20, 1925
to the late James Alexander and Susie Harris Bryant. He had been a resident
of Winston-Salem since 1941 and had been a member of Gospel Light Baptist
Church in Walkertown for 35 years. He loved his Pastor and church family.
Mr. Bryant was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Martha
Louise Bryant. Surviving are his beloved wife of 50 years, Margaret Hege
Bryant of the home; one son, Bobby Ray Bryant of Winston-Salem; one daughter,
Treva Bryant Pegram of Winston-Salem; two grandchildren, Johnathon and
Michelle Pegram and one great-grandchild, Christopher Pegram all of Winston-Salem;
one brother, James David Bryant and wife, Ethel of Virginia Beach, Va.;
a special friend, his nurse, Katheryn Edwards and her husband, Eddie; and
close friends, Helen Hege and family. Funeral services will be conducted
at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999 at Vogler and Sons Main Street Chapel
by Dr. Bobby Roberson. Interment will follow in Parklawn Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 4-6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral
WALNUT COVE -- Mrs. Edith Elizabeth Byrd, 78, died November 5, 1999
in Madison, Tennessee. She was a native of Stokes County, North Carolina
and was the daughter of the late James Bennett and Flora Briggs Bennett.
She had lived in Mt. Juliet, Tenn. for the past nine years. Survivors include
one daughter, Brenda (Bill) Cline; one son, Aubrey (Becky) Byrd all ot
Mt. Juliet; eight grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren. A graveside
funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Palmyra United Methodist
Church Cemetery in Germanton, N.C.
YADKINVILLE -- Mr. Herman Franklin Efird, 71, of West Cherry Street,
died Monday, November 8, 1999 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical
Center. He was born September 30, 1928 in Davie County to the late Carl
W. and Annabelle Williams Efird. Mr. Efird was a graduate of Bowman Gray
School of Radiological Technology. He retired with 30 years of service
as Department Head of Radiology Technology at N.C. Baptist Hospital and
Hoots Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church,
and attended the First Baptist Church of Yadkinville. Mr. Efird was a former
Yadkinville Town Commissioner and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving
in the Korean War as a M.P. Colonel. He was preceded ion death by a brother,
Lester R. Efird and a sister, Ellen Faye Efird. Surviving are his wife
of 42 years, Carole Pinnix Efird of the home; two sons, Scott Efird of
Winston-Salem and Mark Efird of Gastonia; three sisters, Mrs. Elsie (J..W)
Brown of Mocksville, Mrs. Lois (Max) James of Olin, and Mrs. Alice (Bob)
Griffin of Statesville; and a sister-in-law, Alice Efird of Pittsboro.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church
of Yadkinville officiated by Rev. Dallas Prestwood and Rev. Richard Eskew.
Burial will be at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive
friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, November 10, 1999 at Gentry Family Funeral
Service Hwy. 601 N. Yadkinville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made
to the First Baptist Church of Yadkinville, P.O. Box 668, Yadkinville,
MOUNT AIRY -- Mrs. Myrtle Clara Cox Frye, 91, of 520 Allred Mill Road,
Mount Airy, N.C., widow of the late Mr. Fletcher Frye, passed away on Sunday,
Nov. 7, at Northern Hospital of Surry County, Mount Airy, N.C. Mrs. Frye
was born in Surry County on March 10, 1908 the daughter of the late George
Henry Cox and Ella Webb Cox. She was a homemaker and a member of the Grace
Moravian Church. Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, George and
Pam Frye of Mt. Airy and Steve Frye of Charlotte; three grandchildren,
Lori Frye Rogers, Christopher Michael Frye, and Andrew Stephen Frye all
of Mt. Airy; three great-grandchildren, Destiny Frye, Gracie Rogers, and
Kelsey Frye all of Mt. Airy; a sister, Mellie Harbour of Mt. Airy; and
a brother and sister-in-law, William L. (Bud) and Hazel Cox of Mt. Airy.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Frye was preceded in death
by a brother, Lloyd Cox. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November
10, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Moravian Church with services conducted
by Rev. Charles Fishel. Burial will follow in Gods Acre. In lieu of flowers,
the family requests that memorials be made to the Grace Moravian Church,
1401 North Main St., Mt. Airy, N.C. 27030.
WILKESBORO -- Mr. Charles Edward Garwood, 77, of Woodland Blvd., Wilkesboro,
died Sunday, November 7, 1999 at his home. Funeral services will be held
Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. at Wilkesboro United Methodist Church with the Rev.
Christopher Fitzgerald officiating. The body will be placed in the church
at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Mountlawn Memorial Park. Mr. Garwood was
born in Wilkes County, March 30, 1922, to James Lemuel and Annie Carrigan
Garwood. He graduated from Wilkesboro High School, where he was an outstanding
athlete in football and basketball. He served in the U.S. Navy in the Seabees
during World War II. He was a member of Wilkesboro United Methodist Church,
the United Methodist Men, the Men's Sunday School Class, and the former
co-chair of the Official Board. Mr. Garwood was member of Wilkesboro Professional
Business Men's Club and a former member of Wilkesboro Lions Club and Elks
Club. Mr. Garwood was the former secretary treasurer of the family owned
business, Lineberry, Inc. He was vice president of shop operations until
his retirement. Mr. Garwood was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters,
Edna G. Hutcheson and Lucille G. McFerrin; two brothers, Joseph L. Garwood
and James (Sonny) Garwood. Mr. Garwood is survived his wife, Ann McNeill
Garwood of the home; one daughter, Mary Ellen G. Mikell of Beaufort, S.C.;
one son, C. Edward Garwood, Jr. of Wilkesboro; two sisters, Jean Garwood
of North Wilkesboro and Nancy G. Triplett of Wilkesboro; two brothers,
Albert S. Garwood, Sr. of Wilkesboro and N.C. Senator John A. Garwood of
North Wilkesboro; and three grandchildren, Tyler Garwood Mikell of Beaufort,
S.C., Corianne Garwood, Casey Garwood both of Wilkesboro. Memorials may
be made to Wilkesboro United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 197, Wilkesboro,
N.C. 28697 or to Hospice of Wilkes, P.O. Box 609, North Wilkesboro, N.C.
28659. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in North Wlkesboro will be in charge
WEST JEFFERSON -- Robin Louise Little Greene, 39, of West Jefferson,
died Tuesday morning at her home. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday,
November 10, 1999 at 2:30 p.m. at the West Jefferson First Baptist Church
with Rev. J. Kennith Morris officiating. Interment will follow in the West
Jefferson City Cemetery. Mrs. Greene was born in Ashe County on Monday,
October 3, 1960 to Robert and Louise Coldiron Little. She worked in the
family business, W.J. Hardware, with her husband, Calvin and his parents,
G.C. and Wilda Greene of West Jefferson. Robin is survived by her husband,
Calvin Greene; two sons, Derrek and Darren Greene both of the home; and
her mother, Mrs. Louise Coldiron Steele of Jefferson, N.C. The family requests
memorials be made to the West Jefferson First Baptist Church Steeple Fund,
P.O. Box 180, West Jefferson, N.C. 28694. Boone Family Funeral Home of
West Jefferson is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Betty Bason Hill, 73, of Winston-Salem, died Tuesday, November
9, 1999 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born July 8, 1926
in Guilford County to Samuel Ralph and Neil Faires Bason. Mrs. Hill was
a member of Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death
by her husband, Harold William Hill, a son, Kenneth Manley Hill, and her
father. Surviving are two sons, Steven Hill and Samuel Ralph Hill; her
mother all of Winston-Salem; one sister, Sara Bason Braswell and husband,
Roy of Clemmons; one grandson, Justen Wayne Hill; and two nieces. A Graveside
Service will be held Thursday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. in Mr. Tabor United
Methodist Church Cemetery with Dr. Ken Carter officiating. The family will
receive friends Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. at the Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek
Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of WS/FC,
1100-C S. Stratford Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103 or to Mt. Tabor United
Methodist Church, 3543 Robinhood Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27106.
Mrs. Mattye Lou Davis Hodgins, 86, of Brighton Gardens, 2601 Reynolda
Road, died Friday, November 5, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. Mrs. Hodgins
was a native of Davie County, N.C. where she was born November 28, 1912
to the late John Elmo and Cora Frances Hendricks Davis. She was a registered
nurse and nursing supervisor for the federal government for several years
before her retirement. Mrs. Hodgins was preceded in death by her first
husband, George M. Van Kirk; and her second husband, Ora L. Hodgins. Surviving
are a step-daughter, Mary Hubbard of Stuart, Fla.; a step-son, John Hodgins
of Batavia, N.Y.; two nieces, Nancy D. Gatlin of Winston-Salem and Myra
D. Ellis of Mocksville; two nephews, Donnie G. Davis of Mocksville and
Robert E. Davis of Claremont; 9 step-grandchildren; one sister-in-law,
Mrs. Nannie D. Davis of Mocksville; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Hodgins was also preceded in death by three brothers, C. Bynum, Dwight,
and I. Robert Davis. Graveside services will be conducted at 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 10, 1999 at Eaton's Baptist Church Cemetery in Davie
County by Dr. David Gilbert and Rev. Glenn Sellers. The family suggests
that memorials be made to Eaton's Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 430 Eaton's
Church Road, Mocksville, N.C. 27028 or a charity of the donor's choice.
The family also wishes to express their thanks to the friends and staff
at Brighton Gardens for the love and care given to Mattye Lou.
Mr. Larry Laverne Jones, of 25 Salem Gardens Road, Apt. E., was a native
and lifelong resident of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He was a faithful
member of Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church where he served on the
Senior Usher Board and was a member of the Sunday School department. In
the community he was a member of the Lions Club and the Winston-Salem Chapter,
Council of the Blind. Mr. Jones departed this life on Friday, November
5, 1999 at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center following
a period of illness. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November
10, 1999 at 3:00 p.m. from Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church with
Dr. Douglas Summers officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen
Cemetery. The family will receive friends thirty minutes prior to the service
at the church. He leaves to cherish fond memories six sisters, Darnella
Ellis, Priscilla (Marshall) McDuffie, Vanessa Jones, Towanda Jones all
of Winston-Salem, Denise (Terry) Jackson of Pfafftown, N.C., and Patricia
Ann (William) Daniels of Martinsville, Va.; two brothers, Sylvester (Brenda)
Jones of Bronx, N.Y. and Reginald (Cheryl) Jones of Winston-Salem, N.C.;
a special devoted friend, Maggie Bynum; and a host of nieces, nephews,
other relatives and friends. The family may be contacted and the cortege
will assemble and leave from the home of a sister, Darnella Ellis, 1649
Brown Street at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday. (HOOPER)
MOCKSVILLE -- Mrs. Nan Beauchamp Keller, 85, of Lexington Road, died
Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at Meadowbrook Terrace of Davie. Funeral Services
will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Eaton Funeral Chapel with Rev. Joel Boyles
officiating. Interment will be in Rowan Memorial Park in Salisbury. The
family will be at the funeral home Wednesday from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m.
They request memorials be considered for Redland Pentecostal Church, 137
Baltimore Road, Advance, N.C. 27006. Mrs. Keller was born July 12, 1914
in Davie County to the late Jerry and Lula Potts Keller and was a homemaker.
She attended Redland Pentecostal Church. She was preceded in death by her
husband, William Vincent (Buck) Keller in 1994; a son, Jerry Keller in
1999; three sisters, Della Sheek, Nettie Beheler, and Sally Beauchamp;
and three brothers, Robert Beauchamp, Gene Beauchamp, and Joe Beauchamp.
Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Carlius H. Keller; a grandson and
granddaughter-in-law, David and Emily Keller all of Advance; and two sisters,
Ellie Howard of Mocksville and Charlotte Williams of Advance.
Mr. Gaither Alexander Loy, 71, of 4685 White Rock Rd., died unexpectedly
at his home Monday, November 9, 1999. Mr. Loy was born in Kernersville
on May 17, 1928 the son of the late Clyde and Carlene Preston Loy. Mr.
Loy was a member of Morris Chapel United Methodist Church in Walkertown.
He had retired from Adams Millis Co., in Kernersville with 40 years of
service and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during WWII. Surviving
are his wife, Barbara Jean Loy of the home; one daughter, Annette Kay Loy
of Walkertown; two sons, Gaither Wayne Loy of Claudeville, Va. and Gary
Edwin Loy of Virginia Beach, Va.; six sisters, Betty Loy of Raleigh, Mary
and Colon Montsinger of Kernersville, Martha and Don Smith of Kernersville,
Niomi and Hurb Alley of Walkertown, Alice-Faye and David Sechrist of Walkertown,
and Juliet and Mike Casper of East Bend; two brothers, james and Jeanette
Loy of Kernersville and Norman Loy of Jacksonville, Fla.; and four grandchildren,
Natalie, Leah, Cassie, and James. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00
p.m. Thursday, November 11, 1999 at Gospel Light Baptist Church in Walkertown
by Dr. Bobby Roberson and Rev. Frank Shumate. Burial will follow in Gardens
of Memory in Walkertown. The Loy family will receive friends from 7 to
9 p.m. Wednesday at Hayworth-Miller Rural Hall Chapel and request that
memorials be made to the American Heart Assoc., 1386 A Westgate Center
Dr., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103.
Elder John McLilly, Jr., 69, of 901 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive,
Apt.-F., passed away on Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999 at his residence. He was
a native and resident of Winston-Salem, born on May 1, 1930 the son of
the late John McLilly, Sr. and Martha D. Smith. He was a graduate of Atkins
High School and Russell's Business College. He was a member of the Provision
of Promise Ministries of Newark, New Jersey and a retired employee of U.S.
Information Agency in Brooklyn, N.Y. Elder McLilly was a veteran of the
United States Army having served in the Korean War. He is survived by his
wife, Lois Pendergrass McLilly of Chester, S.C.; one daughter, Muzette
L. (John C.) Wise of Chester, S.C.; one son, Steven Hairston of Winston-Salem;
six grandchildren, Quardesha, Laveshia, Lakela, Jamal, Stephanie, and Devonta;
two brothers, Edgar (Mavis) Davidson and Henry Davidson of Yanceyville,
N.C.; three sisters, Annie (John) Hubbard of Danville, Va., Odessa D. (Woodrow)
Gwyn of Yanceyville, and D. Abigail Davidson-Lewis of Bellevue, Nebraska;
an aunt, Mamie White of Sumpter, S.C.; four cousins which he considered
as ''brothers and sisters'', Norman Peeples of Detroit, Michigan, Ethel
Gilreath, Sarah Griffin, and Gloria Moore all of Winston-Salem; two sisters-in-law,
Fannie (Tom) Wright and Flora (David) Frederick of Chester; one brother-in-law,
Press A. (Henrietta) Pendergrass of Brooklyn; a devoted cousin, Carleton
Gwyn; a devoted neighbor, Geraldine Fries; two devoted friends of 29 years,
Altee and Doretha Fonville of Brooklyn; and devoted friend, Daisy Chambers;
and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. Funeral
services will be conducted on Thursday, November 11, 1999 at 3:00 p.m.
from the Spencer Memorial Christian Church with Reverend Nelson McCall
officiating. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery. The family visitation
will be from 2-3 p.m. on Thursday at the Church. (RUSSELL)
Mrs. Irene Berthenia Logan Pannell, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999 at her
home, 5080 Butterfield Dr. following a stroke. She was born August 21,
1895 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, the youngest child of Phillip and Olive
Logan. She was preceded in death by her parents; nine brothers and sisters;
her spouse, John Henry Pannell, Sr.; and her daughter, Otha Pannell Emerson.
After finishing Plymouth High School, she graduated from Wilberforce University
in Ohio in 1916. She taught one year in Richfield, N.C. before coming to
Winston-Salem where she began teaching at Oak Street School. When Columbia
Heights Elementary School opened, she moved there, the name changed to
Columbia Heights Primary then to Lillie Mebane, where she remained until
retirement. She also taught Teacher Training Classes at Winston-Salem Teachers
College several summers. She received a B.S. Degree from Winston-Salem
Teachers College and her Masters Degree from Columbia University in New
York. When she came to Winston-Salem she joined St. James A.M.E. Church,
where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, and lead the Junior
Church. In 1939 she became the church clerk and a member of the Steward
Board until 1979. After retiring from the school system, she opened and
directed a Kindergarten at St. James A.M.E. Church for five years. Following
that, she assisted in the opening of a Kindergarten at the St. Phillip's
Moravian Church. She is survived by John Henry Pannell, Jr. (Jessie), Logan
Carter Pannell, Therea Pannell Cambric, twelve grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren,
and ten great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held Thursday
at 2:0 p.m. at St. James A.M.E. Church with the Rev. E.C. Hughes officiating.
Burial will follow at the family plot at Evergreen Cemetery. The family
will receive friends Thursday at 1:30 p.m. prior to the service at the
church. The procession will leave from the home, 5080 Butterfield Drive
enroute to the church at 1 p.m. Thursday.JOHNSON HOWARD ROBINSON.