Mr. Paul Douglas Baker, 48, of Winston-Salem, died Friday, November
12, 1999 at High Point Regional Hospital in High Point. He was born May
31, 1951 in Halifax, Pa. to Carl Eugene and Betty Lou Bentz Baker. Mr.
Baker served with the U.S. Army and was emloyed by The News Group. He was
preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Baker is lovingly survived by his
wife, Linda Baker, of the home; 10 children, Paul Baker, Jr. and wife,
Lisa, of Williamson, N.Y., Michelle Baker, of Sodus, N.Y., Elizabeth Baker,
of Sodus, N.Y., Susanna Thou and husband, Steven Dale, of Asheboro, Sandra
Baker, of Winston-Salem, Diana Baker, of Asheboro, and Robert Baker, Thomas
Baker, Mindy Baker, and Katherine Baker, of the home; four grandchildren,
Corey, Sheyanne, Ashley, and Austin Baker; and two sisters, Melinda Warfel,
of Halifax, Pa. and Melanie Dickenson, of Liecester, N.Y. Funeral services
will be conducted Monday, November 15 at 6:00 p.m. at Vogler & Sons
Main Street Chapel by Rev. J. Marion Rector. The family will receive friends
following the service at the funeral home.
NORTH WILKESBORO -- Mr. J.D. Berrong, Sr., age 78, of Wood Street,
North Wilkesboro, died Saturday at his home. Funeral services will be held
Monday, November 15 at 11:00 a.m. at Mountlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum,
with the Rev. Tim Pruitt and the Rev. John Allen Foster officiating. Entombment
will be in Mountlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. Mr. Berrong was born September
25, 1921 in Cherokee County to Joseph Daniel and Cora Jane McDonald Berrong.
He owned and operated J.D.'s Fire Extinguisher Service and was a member
of Peace Haven Baptist Church. Mr. Berrong served in the United States
Army during WWII. He is survived by his wife, Dossie B. Lovette Berrong,
of the home; one daughter, Barbara B. Nye, of Wilkesboro; one son, James
Daniel Berrong, Jr., of North Wilkesboro; one sister, Hildred Lovette,
of North Wilkesboro; one brother, Donald Berrong, of North Wilkesboro;
three grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. The family will be at
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in North Wilkesboro on Sunday night from
7:00 until 8:30. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of
Wilkes County, P.O. Box 609, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659 or to Peace Haven
Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1188, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659.
Mrs. Marcella Garner Bowden, of Winston-Salem, departed this life for
her new life in Heaven on November 12, 1999. Mrs. Bowden died Friday afternoon
at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. Her family knew her as a beloved mother,
a precious grandmother, a faithful daughter, a dear sister, and a special
aunt. Everyone who knew her was acquainted with her kindly ways, her generous
nature, and her humble faith. She was born in Davidson County to Conrad
H. and Mary G. Garner. Mrs. Bowden was a member of Pine Primitive Baptist
Church. She was retired from AT&T, Lexington Road. She was preceded
in death by her husband, J.A. Bowden, Jr. Surviving are her son, Stephen
G. Bowden and wife, Kandy; two grandchildren, Angela Bowden and Chris Bowden;
her mother, Mrs. Mary Garner; her sister, Mrs. Georgia James; three brothers,
Lester Garner, Robert A. Garner and wife, Annie, and C.H. Garner, Jr.;
and sisters-in-law, Phyllis (Mrs. Frank) Whisenhunt and Nancy (Mrs. Earnest)
Whitman, all of Winston-Salem. The family will receive friends from 7:00-9:00
p.m. Sunday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel, where funeral services
will also be held Monday, November 15 at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow in
Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be directed to Kate B. Reynolds
Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103. The family would
like to thank Dr. Rolland J. Barrett and his staff for their work, service,
and kindness throughout this time. The family would like to extend their
special gratitude to ev eryone at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home for their
unfail ing care, and their long and loving service for dear ''Mar cie''.
Mr. Jason Wyman Caldwell, III, (''Bird''), 48, of 612 West 23rd Street,
died Wednesday, November 10, 1999 at W.F.U. Baptist Medical Center. He
was born September 7, 1951 to Jason W. Caldwell, Sr. and Mamie H. Caldwell.
He was a graduate of North Forsyth High School and attended N.C.C.U. He
was a professional football player with the Los Angeles Rams. Mr. Caldwell
was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother, Mamie
H. Caldwell; two daughters, Jasmine Perkins and Champaque Pate; one sister,
Patricia Caldwell, of the home; his grandmother, Ms. Lula Hardy, of Winston-Salem;
a niece, Chana Caldwell, of Winston-Salem; six aunts; two uncles; two devoted
friends, Shirley Flowers and Bronna Flowers, both of Winston-Salem; a host
of cousins; and many friends. Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m.,
Monday, November 15 at Mercy Seat Holy Church, with Bishop T.R. Rice officiating.
Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be held from
1:30-2:30 p.m. at the church. The funeral cortege will assemble and leave
from the residence, where the family may also be contacted. Arrangements
entrusted to and services will be conducted by Gilmore Funeral Directors.
STATE ROAD -- Mrs. Maude Howard Loper Frech, 86, of 210 Dry Wall Road,
died Friday, November 12, 1999 at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin.
She was born December 24, 1912 in Indiana, Pa. to the late James and Sarah
Howard. She was a retired supervisor for University State College in Pennsylvania.
She moved from Indiana, Pa. to Elkin in 1978, and a was member of the Church
of Christ. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Allan E. Loper,
Sr.; her second husband, Clore Frech; and a son, Allan E. Loper, Jr. She
is survived by a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Beulah C. Loper, of State Road;
one sister, Margaret Rummell, of Punxsutawney, Pa.; two brothers, Isaac
Howard, of Greensburg, Pa. and Albert (Elsie) Howard, of Homer City, Pa.;
one grandchild, Patricia (Dwight) Loper Casstevens, of State Road; three
great grandchildren, Gail Casstevens, Joel (Barbara) Casstevens, and Jamie
Casstevens; two great, great grandchildren, Jonathan Casstevens and Shania
Casstevens; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held
11:00 a.m., Monday, November 15 at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel by Rev.
Michael Ganzzermiller. Burial will be in Crestwood Memorial Gardens, State
Road. The family will receive friends Sunday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Johnson
Funeral Home in Elkin.
HIGH POINT -- Mr. Gregory Scott Johnson, 35, of High Point, died Friday,
November 12, 1999 at his residence. He was born August 31, 1964 in Forsyth
County to Mr. and Mrs. Felix Joe and Betty Allen Johnson. Surviving are
his mother, of Winston-Salem; two brothers, Terry Johnson and wife, Lin,
of Winston-Salem and David Plowman, of Glen Falls, N.Y.; two sisters, Jo
Keisler, of Columbia, S.C. and Susan Wicker, of Kernersville; three nieces,
Meredith Johnson, Andrea Keisler, and Rachel Wicker; and three nephews,
Avery Johnson, Billy Plowman, and Neil Wicker. Graveside service will be
held Monday, November 15, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. in Westlawn Gardens of Memory,
with The Rev. John E. Shields officiating. The family will receive friends
from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Sunday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel.
MT. AIRY -- Helen Margaret Potts Madden, 82, of 523 Broad Street, Apt
E., died Thursday, November 11, 1999 at her home. Mrs. Madden was born
in Yadkin County on April 25, 1917 to Charles Henderson and Inez Jane Burton
Potts. She was a retired school teacher, with 41 years of service, was
senior citizens coordinator for 16 years for Pilot Mountain, and was of
the Baptist faith. Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Helen and
Jim Moe, of Crystal River, Fla; two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles
and Beverly Madden, of Riviera Beach, Md. and Ray and Laraine Madden, of
Alhambra, Calif; five grandchildren, Pamela Madden, Ronald and Scott Madden,
Tracy Jentzsch, and Daniel Dalaski; five great grandchildren; four sisters,
Minnie Shores, of Raleigh, N.C., Hattie Watts, of Tobaccoville, N.C., Pearl
Newberry, of Wytheville, Va., and Nettie Butchar, of Clarks Summitt, Pa.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, November 16 at 2:00 p.m. at
the Cox-Needham Funeral Home Chapel in Pilot Mountain, N.C. by Rev. Stanley
P. Butchar. Burial will be in Yadkinville City Cemetery. The family will
receive friends at the Cox-Needham Funeral Home Chapel in Pilot Mountain
on Monday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Surry
County, 1326 North Main Street, Mt. Airy, N.C. 27030.
DOBSON -- Mr. Bobby Gene McCormick, age 67, of 494 Buck Fork Rd., passed
away Saturday morning, November 13, 1999 at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital
in Elkin after a long illness. He was born in Surry County on December
13, 1931 to the late Everette Oscar and Nina Eugene Davenport McCormick.
He was a retired farmer and a member and Deacon of Rockford Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Annie Lou Davis McCormick, of the home; two
daughters, Mrs. J.C. (Diane McCormick) Davis, of East Bend, N.C. and Mrs.
Donnie (Pam McCormick) Marion, of Mt. Airy; four grandchildren, Valerie
and her husband, Scott Kiger, of East Bend, Amanda Davis, of East Bend,
Adrian and her husband, Terry McCann, of Mt. Airy, and Adam Marion, also
of Mt. Airy. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, November
15, 1999 at Rockford Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
His body will remain at Davis & Son Funeral Home on Sunday evening
from 7:00-9:00. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorials
be made to the Rockford Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Mrs. Annie Burrus,
1249 Rockford Rd., Dobson, N.C. 27017.
MOCKSVILLE -- Mr. George Edgar ''Bill'' Merrell, Jr., 78, of Eatons
Church Road, died Friday night, November 12, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 15 at Fork Baptist
Church, with Rev. Rusty Morrison, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in
the church cemetery. The family will be at Eaton Funeral Home on Sunday
night from 6:00-8:00. They request memorials be considered for the Building
Fund of Fork Baptist Church, 3140 U.S. Hwy 64 East, Mocksville, N.C. 27028.
Graveside Masonic Rites will be conducted by the Mocksville Lodge A.F.
& A.M. 134. Lodge members will serve as pallbearers. Mr. Merrell was
born in Davie County on November 8, 1921 to the late George Edgar Merrell,
Sr. and Sally Hendrix Merrell and was the retired owner and operator of
Merrell Furniture Company. He was a member of the Mocksville Masonic Lodge
A.F. & A.M. 134 and a member of the Winston-Salem Shrine Club. He was
past president of the Mocksville Lions Club and was also past president
of the Wm. R. Davie Ruritan Club. He was president of the 50Plus Club in
the Fork Community. He was a former member of Eatons Baptist Church and
was currently a member of the Fork Baptist Church, where he served on the
Deacon Board. During WWII, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was preceded
in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Ferebee Merrell, in 1992. Two brothers,
Wayne Merrell and Aubrey Merrell; and one sister, Vauda Minor, are also
deceased. Mr. Mer rell will be remembered as a very caring and giving citizen
to the community. Surviving are his second wife, Oneida Hendrix Merrell,
of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Stephen (Sarah) Merrell Head, of Charlotte
and Mrs. Charlie (Vicki) Merrell Davis, of High Point; two sons, George
Lindsay Merrell, of Mocksville and Edgar Ferebee Merrell and wife, Maria,
of High Point; two stepdaughters, Mrs. John Lloyd Stone, of Jeffersonville,
Ga. and Mrs. Sarah Lloyd Smith, of Concord; five grandchildren, Stephanie
Elizabeth Merrell, Jonathan Lindsay Merrell, Anthony Edgar Merrell, Amanda
Kathryn Davis, and Elizabeth Anne Head; five step grandsons, Charles Ellison,
Anthony Ellison, Adam Smith, Paul Smith, and Drew Smith; one sister, Mrs.
Wyona Merrell Johnson, of Mocksville; and several nieces; nephews; and
COOLEEMEE -- Mr. John Henry Nail, 85, of Gladstone Road, died late
Friday evening, November 12, 1999 at Davie County Hospital after a sudden
illness. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 15 at
First Baptist Church of Cooleemee, with Rev. Jeff Pennington, Pastor and
Rev. Larry Allen officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of the Cross
of Rowan Memorial Park in Salisbury. The family will be at Eaton Funeral
Home in Mocksville on Sunday night from 7:00-9:00. They requests memorials
be considered for the Roof Fund of First Baptist Church of Cooleemee, c/o
Mrs. Sarah Scott, P.O. Box 518, Cooleemee, N.C. 27014. The body will be
placed in the church thirty minutes prior to the services on Monday. Mr.
Nail was born in Davie County on December 22, 1913 to the late Henry and
Flora Ferebee Nail and had been with Gravely Tractor Company. He had previously
worked at Burlington Industries, with over 40 years of service. He was
a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Cooleemee, where he had served
on the Deacon Board and the Usher Board. He enjoyed gardening and all outside
activities and especially enjoyed spending quality time with his children
and grandchildren, and working and caring for his church. He was preceded
in death by a brother. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Mary Allen Nail,
of the home; two daughters, Cornelia Lea Nail, of the home and Betty McIntyre,
of Woodleaf; one son, Ronnie D. Nail, of Mocksville; five grandchildren;
one great grandchild; one sister, Lorena N. Dull, of Cooleemee; and one
KERNERSVILLE -- Mrs. Annie Lou Phillips Phillips, 77, of Kernersville,
died Friday, November 12, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. Annie was born
on July 24, 1922 in Forsyth County, a daughter of the late Robert and Alma
Ruth Hayworth Phillips. She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church
and retired from Adams Millis. Survivors include her son, Robert W. Phillips,
of Kernersville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Phillips;
and her son, Donald C. Phillips. A graveside service will be conducted
11:00 a.m., Monday, November 15, 1999 at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, with
Rev. Charles Martin officiating. The family will receive friends from 7:00-9:00
p.m. Sunday at Foster Funeral Home. Memorials may be sent in Annie's memory
to Cornerstone Baptist Church, 4507 Thomasville Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C.
PILOT MOUNTAIN -- Homer Dean Plunkett, 64, of Pinnacle Hill Apartments,
#78, died Friday, November 12, 1999 at Northern Hospital of Surry County,
Mt. Airy, N.C. Mr. Plunkett was born in Forsyth County on November 29,
1934 to Paul Samuel and Gladys M. Plunkett. He worked for Thomasville Furniture
Company for 15 years, retired from Blue Bird Cab, and was of the Baptist
faith. Surviving are three sons and one daughter-in-law, Walter and Marlana
Plunkett, of Westfield, N.C., David Dean Plunkett, of Greensboro, N.C.,
and Samuel Paul Plunkett, of East Bend, N.C.; and five grandchildren. Funeral
services will be conducted Monday, November 15 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cox-Needham
Funeral Home Chapel in Pilot Mountain, N.C. by Evangelist Richard R. Bowman.
Burial will be in Oakgrove Cemetery, Rural Hall, N.C. The family will receive
friends at Cox-Needham Funeral Home one hour prior to the service on Monday
from 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Mrs. Geneva Lamb Reid, 85, of Salemtowne-The Moravian Retirement Community,
died Wednesday, November 10, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center following several
years of declining health. Mrs. Reid was born on June 15, 1914 in Golconda,
Ill. to John O. Lamb and Addie Brown Lamb. She received a B.S. Degree in
Business from Florida State College for Women, now Florida State University.
She came to Winston-Salem as a young woman and was secretary to the executive
vice president of Security Life and Trust Company. She married John Robert
Reid on October 23, 1946. He preceded her in death on June 24, 1973. For
many years, Mrs. Reid was a member of First Baptist Church, Winston-Salem.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Earl M. Lamb;
three sisters, Audrey M. Jacobs, Claudine Bocock, and Margaret Lamb. Surviving
are four sisters, A. Loree Kuehne, of New Orleans, La., H. Arlene Dillard
and Katherine Vernell Lamb, of Ridgeway, Ill., and Leota C. Sasser, of
Harrisburg, Ill.; and 17 nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be
held Monday, November 15 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Vogler & Sons
on Reynolda Rd., conducted by Dr. David M. Hughes. Burial will be in Ellaville,
Ga. at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, with Giddens Funeral Home in charge. The family
will receive friends from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials
may be made to the Mission Memory Fund of First Baptist Church, 501 Fifth
St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101.
Mrs. Mary Joyner Grubbs Reid, 74, passed away Friday, November 12,
1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born October 27, 1925 in Winston-Salem
to Robert Lee and Ada Collins Joyner. She was preceded in death by her
parents; her first husband, Ervin J. Grubbs, Jr.; one son, Jakey Lee Grubbs;
her second husband, Edgar J. Reid; and four brothers, R.L. Joyner, Jr.,
Lorton Joyner, Raymond Joyner, and Kelly Ray Joyner. Mrs. Reid lived all
of her life in Forsyth County, was a member of Woodland Baptist Church,
and retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. She is survived by her
daughter, Kristine Joyner Reid; a special friend, Wallace Evans; five sisters,
Ruby McGee, of Winston-Salem, Clorinda Renegar, of Rural Hall, Zerilda
Amos, of Walkertown, and Roberta Grantham and Arlene Lowe, of Winston-Salem;
and three brothers, William Joyner, of Mocksville, Bobby Joyner, of Walkertown,
and Ovilla Joyner, of Tobaccoville. Funeral services will be held 2:30
p.m., Sunday, November 14, 1999 at Woodland Baptist Church, conducted by
Rev. Tim Gammons and Rev. Zeno Groce. Mrs. Reid will lie in state for thirty
minutes prior to the service. Interment will follow in Crestview Memorial
Park. The family will receive friends from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Saturday,
November 13, 1999 at Vogler & Sons Reynolda Road Funeral Home. The
family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Hospice of
Forsyth County, 1100-C S. South Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103
or to Joy FM Christian Radio Station, P.O. Box 25775, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Mr. Wayne Edwin Robertson, 71, of Winston-Salem, died Friday morning
at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home following several years of declining health.
He was born on May 14, 1928 in Winston-Salem to Edwin R. Robertson and
Jeanette Rupard Robertson. He served with the U.S. Army following World
War II. After attending Southern School of Printing in Nashville, he went
to work for the Danbury Reporter. For 31 years, Mr. Robertson worked for
the Winston-Salem Journal, retiring in 1990 as the night production manager.
He loved the coast, fishing, hunting, and raising beagles. He was a member
of Marvin United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, Mr. Robertson
was preceded in death by a brother, Leon Tesh; and a sister, Betty Hamby.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Briggs Robertson, of the home; one
son, Barry Robertson and wife, Jill, of Clemmons; three daughters, Linda
Fox and husband, Jim, of Winston-Salem, Barbara Sturgill and husband, Tom,
of Winston-Salem, and Julie Williams and husband, Scott, of Burlington;
six grandchildren, Emery and Hunter Morefield, Joshua Robertson, and Jenna,
Krista, and Lisa Williams; one great grandchild, Anna Morefield; one brother,
Dewey S. Robertson and wife, Jean; and two sisters, Emma Lou Douthit and
husband, W.A. and Sarah Ingram and husband, Thomas. A graveside service
will be held at Pfafftown Cemetery Sunday at 2:00 p.m., conducted by Chaplain
Rennie Adcock. Mr. Robertson will lie in state at Vogler & Sons Reynolda
Road Chapel until 12:30 p.m. Sunday. There will be no formal visitation.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Winston-Salem/Forsyth, 1100-C S. Stratford
Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103.
RURAL HALL -- Pastor H. Gene Schuyler, 64, of Norman Dr., died unexpectedly
Saturday, November 13, 1999. Pastor Schuyler was born in Grayson County,
Va. on May 23, 1935, the son of the late Charles Maynard and Cleo Bryant
Schuyler. He had been the pastor of Cedardale Baptist Church in Winston-Salem
for 18 years. Surviving are his wife, Agnes R. Schuyler, of the home; one
son, Tim W. Schuyler, of Westfield; two beloved grandchildren, Trey Schuyler
and Audrey Schuyler, both of King; one brother and sister-in-law, H.D.
and Betty Schuyler of Winston-Salem; and a host of special friends and
loved ones. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November
16, 1999 at Hayworth-Miller Rural Hall Chapel. Burial will follow in Crestview
Memorial Park in Rural Hall. The Schuyler family will receive friends from
7:00-9:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
EAST BEND -- Mr. Silas Settle, 69, of 3237 Smithtown Road, died Friday,
November 12, 1999 at Yadkin Nursing Center in Yadkinville. Mr. Settle was
born in Wilkes County to Will and Naomi Layell Settle. He was a member
of New Home United Methodist Church. Mr. Settle was preceded in death by
a sister, Ruby Waddell. Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Mary Matthews
Settle, of the home; six children, Tony William (Debbie) Settle, of Yadkinville,
Lynn (Dave) Wright, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Linda (Steve) Gough, Brenda
(Steve) Hauser, Dean (Frankie) Epperson, and Glenda (David) Allred, all
of East Bend; four sisters, Hallie Wooten, of Ronda, Hazel Byrd, of Mt.
Airy, Annie Pearl Baugess, of Trap Hill, and Mabel Bridges, of Sarasota,
Fla.; four brothers, Dwight Settle and Paul Settle, both of Ronda, Herbert
Settle, of State Road, and Joe Settle, of King; 10 grandchildren; and three
great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, November
15, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at New Home United Methodist Church by Rev. Sarah
Kalish and Rev. Ben Shepherd. The body will be placed in the church at
10:30 to lie in state. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family
will receive friends from 7:00-9:00 Sunday evening at Huff Funeral Home
in East Bend. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Home United
Methodist Church, c/o Betty Brown, 3125 Shady Grove Church Road, East Bend,
N.C. 27018 or to the East Bend Senior Citizen's Center, c/o Steve Hauser,
2224 Bloomtown Road, East Bend, N.C. 27018.
WILKESBORO -- Mr. Ora Sheets, 84, of Wiley Reynolds Rd., Millers Creek,
died Thursday, November 11, 1999 at Britthaven Nursing Home in Wilkesboro.
Mr. Sheets was born April 15, 1915 in Wilkes County to Max and Ida Bare
Sheets. He was a member of Cricket Baptist Church and was retired from
Carolina Mirror. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Huffman Sheets.
Surviving are one son, George Sheets, of North Wilkesboro; two daughters,
JoAnn Owens, of North Wilkesboro and Wanda Byers, of Millers Creek; two
sisters, Lola Wayne, of Kannapolis and Dollie Miller, of Glendale Springs;
eight grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were
held Saturday, November 13 at Miller Funeral Service Chapel, 180 Sparta
Road, North Wilkesboro, with the Rev. Dean Rector, the Rev. Felman Cheek,
and the Rev. Kenneth Wiles officiating. Burial was in Mountlawn Memorial
Park. Pallbearers were Artie Walker, Mike Sheets, Chris Sheets, Tim Myers,
Kevin Brown, and Keith Handy.
RONDA -- Mrs. Ruby Louvena Sparks Stroud, 91, of 797 Bagley Springs
Rd., died Saturday, November 13, 1999 at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital
in Elkin. She was born March 29, 1908 in Yadkin County to Carl and Etta
Dobbins Sparks. Mrs. Stroud was a homemaker and a member of Swan Creek
Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Frank Stroud,
on May 13, 1991; a sister, Earlene Eller; and three brothers, Wayne (Judge)
Sparks, Caldwell (Cullie) Sparks, and Clyde Sparks. She is survived by
two daughters, Mrs. Ella Mae Cheek, of Jonesville, Mrs. Lucy (Bill) Lawrence,
of Winston-Salem; one son, Don (Betty) Stroud, of Lone Hickory; one sister,
Mrs. Mabel Royall, of Hamptonville; seven grandchildren, Kevin Cheek, Beryl
Shore, Zana Cheek, Byron Lawrence, Randy and Chris Stroud, and Andrea Stroud;
six adopted great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral
services will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 15 at Swan Creek Baptist
Church, with Rev. Nat Thompson and Rev. Sammy Shoaf officiating. The body
will lie in state from 1:30-2:00 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Sunday at Johnson Funeral
Home in Elkin.
Mr. Anthony Clay ''Tony'' Tuttle, 42, of 5391 Pine View Drive, died
Saturday, November 13, 1999 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
in Winston-Salem after two years of declining health. He was born in Forsyth
County on September 13, 1957, the son of Gilbert Lawrence and Barbara Grubbs
Tuttle. Tony had been an auto mechanic, working with his father at Tuttle
Custom Trim in Winston-Salem. He was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed the
outdoors. Surviving are one son, Westley Tuttle-Melton, of Winston-Salem;
his parents, Barbara and Gilbert Tuttle, of the home; two sisters, Lynn
Rutledge and husband, Lynn, of Winston-Salem and Lisa Williams and husband,
Rusty, of Advance; two nieces, Allison and Brook; a nephew, Jason; and
a number of close friends. A graveside service will conducted 2:00 p.m.,
Monday, November 15, 1999 at Crestview Memorial Park in Rural Hall, with
Mr. Billy Grubbs officiating. The Tuttle family will receive friends from
7:00-9:00 p.m. Sunday at Hayworth-Miller Rural Hall Chapel.