Miscellaneous Forsyth County, North Carolina Obituaries
1999

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BARBEE
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 Fund. 

BOTTS
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. 

BUCHANAN
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. 

BUTNER
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. 

CRAWFORD
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. 

DAVIS
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. 

GRIFFIN
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 this time. 

IRELAND
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. 

LAGLE
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. 

POTTS
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, of Mocksville. 

POU
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. 

PYRTLE
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. 

SHOMAKER
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. 

SIDES
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, NC 27127. 

WALSER
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. 

WELBORN
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. 
 

BELTON
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. 

BOGER
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. 

BROWN
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 Chapel. 

BRYANT
''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 home. 

BYRD
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. 

EFIRD
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, N.C. 27055. 

FRYE
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. 

GARWOOD
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 of arrangements. 

GREENE
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. 

HILL
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. 

HODGINS
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. 

JONES
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) 

KELLER
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. 

LOY
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. 

MCLILLY
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) 

PANNELL
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.


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