Miscellaneous Forsyth County, North Carolina Obituaries
1999

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BEDSAUL
LAMBSBURG, Va. -- Mrs. Savada Easter Bedsaul, 86, of 3315 Lambsburg Road, widow of Woodrow Wilson Bedsaul, was called to Heaven on Saturday, November 13, 1999. Mrs. Bedsaul was born on November 14, 1912 in Carroll County, Va., the eldest of 11 children of Jacob B. and Caroline Allen Easter. Mrs. Bedsaul, a graduate of Sylvatus High School and Radford College, was a gifted teacher for a host of students during her teaching career. A leader in the church and community affairs, she was a faithful member of Lambsburg Christian Church, where she served as church secretary. She was an active member of the Carroll Education Association, the Virginia Education Association, and the National Education Association. She served as president of the Carroll Education Association and later as president of the Carroll County Retired Teachers Association. Mrs. Bedsaul was a charter member of the Carroll County Historical Society. She worked on the compilation of the Cemetery Book, the opening of the Sidna Allen Home and its restoration, and was a great source of genealogy for family and friends. She was also a member of the Lambsburg Ruritan Club, having served as treasurer for 12 years. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Frank Hawks of Lambsburg, Va.; one son and daughter-in-law, George and Ginger Bedsaul, of Warner Robbins, Ga.; six grandchildren and spouses, Gene and Ginny Hawks, of Fancy Gap, Va., Ricky Hawks, of Lambsburg, Betsy and Brian Nunn, of Lambsburg, Susan Hawks, of Lambsburg, Thomas Bedsaul, of Warner Robbins, Ga., and Virginia Bedsaul, of Warner Robbins, Ga.; five great grandchildren; three sisters, Thelma Long, of Pfafftown, N.C., Irene Clodfelter, of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Glenda Dalton, of Hillsville, Va.; and three brothers, Rev. Harris Easter, of Fancy Gap, Va., Cameron Easter, of Cana, Va., and Perry Easter, of Winston-Salem, N.C.. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Bedsaul was preceded in death by her parents, Jacob B. and Caroline Allen Easter; two sisters, Mabel Cox and Hazel Rippey; and two brothers, Elder Garnett Easter and Elder Allen Easter. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 6:00 p.m. at Lambsburg Christian Church. The service will be conducted by Dr. Carlton Best. The family will receive friends Monday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home of Mt. Airy, and other times, at the home of Ann and Frank Hawks, 3375 Lambsburg Road, Lambsburg, Va. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lambsburg Christian Church. 

BROWN
STATESVILLE -- Mrs. Edna Fox Brown, 96, of Statesville, died Saturday evening, November 13, 1999 in Meadowbrook Manor, Clemmons, N.C. Graveside services will be conducted 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 16 at Oakwood Cemetery, Statesville, N.C., with Dr. Jack Causey officiating. The family will receive friends at Nicholson Funeral Home on Monday evening from 7:00-8:30. Mrs. Brown, widow of David Leon Brown, Sr., was retired from the Iredell County Department of Social Services and was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Margaret Brown Holland, of Winston-Salem; a son, David L. Brown, Jr., of Statesville; four grandchildren, Peggy Stewart and Paul Holland, Jr., of Winston-Salem, Daniel Brown, of Galletin, Tenn., and Thomas Brown, of Statesville; and six great grandchildren, Kendall and Clay Brown, of Statesville, and Marie Tuttle, Chad Livingood, Amanda Holland, and Chris Holland, of Winston-Salem. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 815 Davie Ave., Statesville, N.C. 28677. Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Brown. 

CALDWELL
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. 

FREEMAN
Mrs. Helen Grubbs Freeman, 78, of 2906 Burke Place Ct., died Sunday, November 14, 1999 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born September 3, 1921 in Forsyth County to the late Cyrus and Minnie White Grubbs. Mrs. Freeman was a member of Mount Pleasant Methodist Church and was an accountant for Western Electric before retiring. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Efrim, Cromer, and Cyrus; and one sister, Pauline G. Zimmerman. Surviving are one son, Everette Flay Freeman, III, of Winston-Salem; one sister, Ruby G. Myers, of Kensington, Md.; and one brother, Joe F. Grubbs, of Winston-Salem; four grandchildren, Ellen Knight and husband, Phil, of Winston-Salem, Bryan Freeman, of Greensboro, Lori Flanigan and husband, Charlie, of Charleston, W. Va., and Mary Gilbert and husband, Scott, of Woodstock, Ga.; 10 great grandchildren, Sarah, Ben, Courtney, Max, Aren, Rachel, Katie, Hannah, Amy, and David; and a special companion, Blake Ferguson. Funeral services will be held 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 16 at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. Rev. Patrick Hamrick will officiate. Burial will follow in Forsyth Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, and following the service, at the home of a granddaughter, Ellen Knight, 671 Brentwood Court. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Hospice of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, 1100-C South Stratford Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103. 

HEDRICK
LEXINGTON -- Mr. J.W. Hedrick, 74, of West Center Street Ext., died Saturday, November 13, 1999 in Lexington Memorial Hospital. Mr. Hedrick was born in Davidson County on March 13, 1925 to William Henry Hedrick and Ida Swing Hedrick. He attended Ashemore Business College and Draughn Business College. He was a former member of the West Lexington Volunteer Fire Dept. and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He owned and operated J.W. Hedrick Lumber and Logging. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Dare Koontz Hedrick, of the home; two sons, Jay Kelly Hedrick and wife, Debbie, and Gregory Neal Hedrick and wife, Norma, all of Lexington; three daughters, Belinda Hale and husband, Phillip, of Tobaccoville, Pamela Deitz and husband, Nathan, and Melissa Hedrick, all of Lexington; seven grandchildren, Brenn Hedrick, Brandon Hedrick, Tiffany Deitz, Andrea Deitz, and Sterling Hedrick, all of Lexington, and April Hale and Katie Hale, of Tobaccoville; one brother, Lowell Hedrick and wife, Rachel, of Lexington; and four sisters, Lucille Garner, Betty Rose Harvey and husband, Jimmy, and Nancy Swing, all of Lexington, and June Lambeth and husband, John, of Myrtle Beach. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 16 at Paul's Chapel United Church of Christ, where Mr. Hedrick was a member. Rev. Richard McDuffie will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Monday at Davidson Funeral Home, and other times, at the home on West Center St. Ext. 

HICKS
MOCKSVILLE -- Mrs. June Marion Hicks, 79, of Yadkinville Road, died early Sunday morning, November 14, 1999 at Autumn Care of Mocksville. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Monday, November 15 in First United Methodist Church of Mocksville, with Rev. Charles Turner officiating. Burial will be in Rose Cemetery. The family requests memorials be considered for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 1401 Old Mill Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103 or the Choir Fund of Mocksville First United Methodist Church, 305 North Main Street, Mocksville, N.C. 27028. Mrs. Hicks was born in Pinnacle, N.C. (Surry County) on September 15, 1920 to the late S. S. and Nora Hunt Marion and was a retired school teacher, having taught in the Davie County School System for 36 years. She was a graduate of Brevard College and continued her graduate studies at UNC in Chapel Hill and Appalachian State Teachers College, where she was awarded her M.S. degree. She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church of Mocksville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Thomas Hicks, in 1969; and by a brother, H. Dean Marion. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Lynne Hicks Byerly and her husband, Jerry W. Byerly, of Mocksville; two grandsons, Jerry W. Byerly, Jr. (J.J.) and William Michael Byerly; eight brothers and sisters, Gertrude (Clarence) Allen and Charlie (Flo) Marion, of Pinnacle, Roxie M. Shaffer, of Tabor City, Violet M. Simmons, of Rural Hall, Nina M. (Bill) Cook, of Pilot Mountain, Mack (Joan) Marion, of Jacksonville, Nathaniel (Carolyn) Marion, of North Wilkesboro, and Donald (Kay) Marion, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and two very special friends, Lucille Brown and Will Furches. 

MACKIE
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Service for Janet Bulluck Mackie, 58, will be held Tuesday, November 16 at 12:00 noon at Saint Mary's Episcopal Church, with burial in the church memorial garden. Visitation will be Monday from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Saint Mary's Episcopal Church Stained Glass Window Fund, 115 Tram Rd., Columbia, S.C. 29210. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Mackie died Saturday, November 13, 1999. Born on April 27, 1941 in Rocky Mount, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Aaron Joshua and Lucy Rogers Bulluck. She graduated from Wake Forest University in 1963 with a bachelors degree in history. She taught history at Gray High School in Winston-Salem, N.C. prior to moving to Columbia in 1974. She worked as a docent at the Robert Mills House and the Columbia Museum of Art. She also worked in the marketing department of Midlands Technical College and, in the Boutique of Stein Mart. She served on the Vestry and the Altar Guild at Saint Mary's Episcopal Church and was active in service to her church until her death. Surviving are her husband, William M. Mackie, Jr., of Columbia; sons and daughters-in-law, Brent and Susan Mackie, of Sumter and Collin and Cammie Mackie, of Greenville; granddaughters, Clare and Mellette Mackie; and sister, Norma Bulluck Turnage, of Rocky Mount, N.C. 

MORTON
KERNERSVILLE -- Mr. Luther Edmond ''Billy'' Morton, Jr. passed away November 13, 1999 at Bradford Village West, Kernersville, N.C. He was born July 22, 1925 in Wilmington, N.C., the son of the late Luther Edmond and Nannie K. Morton. Upon his mother's death in 1984, he was moved from Wilmington to Kernersville. Surviving are his brothers, Gerald K. Morton and Donald R. Morton, of Winston-Salem; several nieces and nephews; and one special niece, Nancy M. Connell, of Florida. Mr. Morton had been a member of Grace Street Methodist Church in Wilmington. A graveside service will be held in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Wilmington, N.C. at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to United Cerebral Palsy of N.C., PO Box 27707, Raleigh, N.C. 27611-7707. Billy was a lifelong cerebral palsy patient, and the family thanks the staff and vol unteers of Bradford Village West for their understanding, care, and kindness to him. Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

PHILLIPS
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 John and Victoria Bodenheimer 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. Memorials may be sent in Annie's memory to Cornerstone Baptist Church, 4507 Thomasville Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27107. 

REAVIS
MOCKSVILLE -- Mrs. Katie Carolyn Gough Reavis, 54, of Rocky Dale Lane, died Saturday, November 13, 1999 at Wake Forest University/Baptist Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 16 in Eaton Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Norman Frye officiating. Burial will be in Eatons Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home Monday night from 7:00-9:00. Mrs. Reavis was born in Winston-Salem on January 10, 1945 to the late Vodie H. and Blanche Cranfill Gough and was a homemaker. She had also been a secretary and clerical worker with Shutt-Hartman Construction Company. She was a graduate of the James A. Gray High School Class of 1963, and was a member and past president of the N.C. Paraplegic Association. She was a member of Hope Baptist Tabernacle. She was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, Wayne Reavis, in 1998. Also preceding her was a daughter, Venus A. Reavis, in 1981; her father, Vodie H. Gough, in 1997; her mother, Blanche Cranfill Gough, in 1998; and three brothers, Ralph S. Gough, in 1935, Sammy L. Gough, in 1987, and Calvin Gough, in 1999. Surviving are two daughters, Bridgett Engle and Leslie Reavis, both of Mocksville; a granddaughter, Morgan Bryant; her brother, Vergil Gough, of Winston-Salem; and an aunt, Mary Gough, of Mocksville. The family requests memorials be considered for the N.C. Paraplegic Association, 2856 Monticello Drive, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27106. 

REID
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. Memorials may be made to the Mission Memory Fund of First Baptist Church, 501 Fifth St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101. 

SCHUYLER
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 and had retired from USAir in Winston-Salem, with 30 years of service. 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 by Rev. R. Zeno Groce, Rev. Clyde Phillips, and Mr. Bill Ring. 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 Hayworth-Miller Rural Hall Chapel. 

WHITE
PINNACLE -- Mrs. Mabel Virginia Johnson White, age 87, of Pinnacle, died Saturday, November 13, 1999 at Stokes Reynolds Memorial Hospital. Mrs. White was born October 1, 1912 in Stokes County to the late Peter Johnson and Molly King Johnson. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Gideon (Gid) White. She was also preceded in death by her twin sister, Myrtle Johnson Chambers; and other siblings, Lottie Ingram, Annie Bennett, Sudie Fedor, Hallie J. Baker, Lynn Johnson, Clem Johnson, and Woodrow Johnson. Survivors include one daughter, Wanda W. Howell and husband, Benny, of Pinnacle; two sons, Tommy Gray White and Ronnie L. White and wife, Kay, all of King; two grandchildren, Melissa G. Cundiff, of Winston-Salem and Tammy Privette and husband, Daniel, of Raleigh; two great grandchildren, Zachary Dylan Cundiff and Ian Kendall Privette; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Burroughs Funeral Home in Walnut Cove. Rev. Blaine Baker will officiate. Burial will follow in the Peniel Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday eveing from 7:00-9:00 at Burroughs Funeral Home, and other times, at the home of Wanda and Benny Howell, in Pinnacle, N.C. 

WILLIAMS
Jerry Brian Williams, 47, died November 14, 1999. A native of Ashe County, he had lived in Winston-Salem for a number of years. Survivors include his mother, Faye M. Williams, of Richmond, Va.; four sisters, Marlene Brashier, of Atlanta, Ga., Linda Irvin, of Asheville, N.C., Nina Eaker, of Clemmons, N.C., and Carolyn Malhegee, of Anaheim, Calif.; three brothers, Wayne Williams and Ken Williams, both of Winston-Salem, and Tom Williams, of Richmond, Va. A memorial service will be held 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 16 at Memorial Funeral Chapel, 5980 Kinney Road, 765-2793. 

WILLIAMS
SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. -- Mr. Kent Raymond Williams, 40, a resident of Surfside Beach, S.C., died in Conway, S.C. on Friday evening, November 12, 1999. He was born in Boston, Mass. on July 12, 1959 to Clyde Raymond Williams and Eleanor MacDonald Williams. Most of his life was lived in Winston-Salem, where he graduated from North Forsyth High School in 1977. He was a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Class of 1981. Mr. Williams was employed by Clayton Mobile Homes in Conway, S.C. He was an excellent salesman and had received a number of professional awards. He was a golfer and loved jogging on the beach. Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Sherry Gregory Williams, of Surfside Beach; daughter, Daryl Williams, of Surfside Beach; his mother and father, of Winston-Salem; one brother, Scott Lee Williams and his wife, Julie, of Burlington; two sisters, Karen Curl and her husband, Darrell, and Robin W. Hauser and her husband, Scott, all of Winston-Salem; two uncles, Johnny Williams, of Greensboro and Ted Williams, of Mt. Airy; and four nieces, Jenna, Krista, and Lisa Williams, of Burlington, and Haley Curl, of Winston-Salem. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in the Mausoleum Chapel of Forsyth Memorial Park, conducted by Rev. J. Marion Rector. The family will receive friends at Vogler Reynolda Road Chapel on Monday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Bethesda, Md. 20814. 

WOOD
CLEMMONS -- Mr. James Hiram Wood, 86, of Clemmons, died Sunday, November 14, 1999 at Meadowbrook Manor, Clemmons. He was born February 21, 1913 in Forsyth County to the late William Harrison and Bertha Carolyn Long Wood. Mr. Wood was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and was retired from the Winston-Salem Transit Authority, with 46 years of service. He was actively involved in sports programs with Wake Forest University and local high schools for a number of years. He was preceded in death by two grandsons, David Patterson and Terry A. Brown; a great grandson, David A. Duquemin; and a sister, Vira Jane Smith. Surviving are his wife, Lena Long Wood, of the home; two daughters, Shirley Patterson, of Moorsville, and June C. Sealey, of Clemmons; a stepdaughter, Lola P. Brown, of Winston-Salem; three grandchildren; two step grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 16 at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel, with Dr. Guy Hipp and Rev. Bill Chatman officiating. Burial will follow at Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons. The family will receive friends from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

BLANTON
MOREHEAD CITY -- Rena Moody Blanton, 68, died November 11, 1999 at Craven Regional Medical Center in New Bern, N.C. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran Church, Atlantic Beach, N.C. with the Rev. P. Shannon Mullen officiating and 11 a.m. Wednesday at The Home Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, N.C. with the Rev. Lehoma Goode officiating. Burial will follow in God's Acre in Salem. Mrs. Blanton was a member of The Home Moravian Church in Winston-Salem, The Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran Church in Atlantic Beach, community advisory committee member of the N.C. Ombudsman Assoc., Friends of Fort Macon, The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, and The Urban Servant Corps., Denver, Colo. She is survived by her husband, Jim Blanton of Morehead City; daughters, Kathleen Mary Johnstone of Jacksonville, Fla. and Alicia Grace Blanton of Albuquerque, N.M.; sons, Andrew James Blanton of Colorado Springs, Colo., Stephen David Blanton of Canaan, N.Y., and John Alexander Blanton of Kingsland, Ga.; sisters, Marian Moody and Helen Swetland of Lebanon, Pa.; brothers, Harold Moody of Winter Garden, Fla. and Ralph Moody of Lebanon, Pa.; and eleven grandchildren. Flowers are accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Family Services, c/o Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran Church, 201 E. Ft. Macon Rd., Atlantic Beach, N.C. 28512 or Urban Servant Corps, 1660 Ogden St., Denver, Colo. 80218. 

EDWARDS
CLEMMONS -- Mrs. Dorothy Elizabeth Elledge Edwards, 77, of 7002 Garrett Drive, Clemmons, N.C., died Sunday, November 14, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. Mrs. Edwards was born September 3, 1923 in North Wilkesboro, N.C. to Carl and Mary Dryer Elledge. Funeral services will be conducted at Vogler and Sons Reynolda Road Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 17, 1999 by Dr. Henry May, Jr. Interment will follow at Forsyth Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Edwards spent most of her life in Winston-Salem. She had worked for Winston Square Inn. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Wilson Edwards. Survivors include three sons, William Wilson of Florida, Ernest R. Edwards of Columbia, S.C., and Karl D. Edwards of Clemmons; one daughter, Barbara Wilmouth of Winston-Salem; and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. 

EVERITT
STATE ROAD -- Mrs. Naomi Ruth Coleman Everitt, 77, of Douglas Street, State Road, passed away Monday, November 15, 1999 at Forsyth Memorial Hospital in Winston-Salem. Mrs. Everitt was born December 22, 1921 in Burdine, Ky. to the late Charlie and Ruth Fine Coleman. She was retired from Lucia where she was an inspector for over 18 years. She was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Everitt in 1993 and a sister, Mrs. Frances Coleman Adams. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Linda (Doug) Anderson of Jonesville and Mrs. Sarah Trivette of State Road; a step-son, Dennis (Marge) Everitt of Pennsylvania; one sister, Mrs. Jolene (Gene) Dameron of Welch, W.Va.; two brothers, David (June) Coleman of Big Stone Gap, Va., and Pete (Winky) Coleman of Lookout, Va.; and three grandsons, Jason (Amy) Anderson, Justin Trivette and Jacob Trivette. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Vernon Ball, Rev. Jeff Vogler, and Rev. Randy Johnson. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. to lie instate. Burial will be in Elkin Valley Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Johnson Funeral Home in Elkin. At other times, the family will meet at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Linda Anderson, 4804 Howell School Road, Jonesville. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Hospice of Surry County, 1326 N. Main St., Mount Airy, N.C. 27030. 

FEASTER
Johnny Feaster, of 2445 Calendona Dr., passed away on Friday, November 12, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was the son of Mrs. Mary Feaster and the late Rev. John C. Feaster. Mr. Johnny Feaster was a graduate of Carver High School Class of 1953 and attended N.C. A & T University. He was a member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Feaster was preceded in death by one brother, Isacc Daniel Feaster and two sisters, Deborah Cain and Martha Ritter. Surviving is one son, Terry Feaster of New York, N.Y.; two daughters, Patricia Feaster and Lynn Feaster both of New York, N.Y.; his mother, Mrs. Mary Feaster of the home; three brothers, Amos (Vivian) Edward Feaster this city, Willie D. Feaster of Long Island, New York, and Larry T. (Beverly) Feaster of this city; five sisters, Mary Ann Reese of Denver, Colorado, Rebecca Morris of Charlotte, N.C., Mary M. (Rev. Willie) Lloyd of this city, Thelma T. Williams of Del, Maryland, and Valeria F. (Ben) Glover of this city; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral Services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from Frances and Jerry C. Gilmore Memorial Chapel, 1609 N. Liberty St., Winston-Salem at 2 p.m. with Rev. S.C. Hodges officiating. Interment will follow at Piedmont Memorials Gardens. The family may be contacted and the funeral cortege will assemble from 1531 Attucks Street, the home of a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Willie Lloyd. 

FESPERMAN
Mr. John Deberry Fesperman, 90, of Winston-Salem, died Monday, November 15, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born December 26, 1908 in Forsyth County to Wheeler Deberry and LouFenia Sink Fesperman. Mr. Fesperman was preceded in death by his wife, Katie Penland Fesperman. Surviving are one daughter, Rachel F. Lewis and husband, Steve of Winston-Salem; one son, Richard Gray Fesperman, Sr. and wife, Lois of Winston-Salem; one brother, Marshall Fesperman and wife, Dorothy of Winston-Salem; three grandchildren, Ricky Fesperman, Jr., Angie F. Beane, and Lori Beaudreau, and four great-grandchildren, Tanner, Oliver, Joshua, and Katie. A graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens by Rev. Terry Coats. 

GRIFFITH
Mr. Oscar Franklyn Griffith, Jr., died at Arbor Acres Fitzgerald Health Center on Sunday, November 14, 1999. Mr. Griffith was born January 30, 1908 in Fries, Va. the son of Mabel Johnston and Oscar Franklyn Griffith. He was a resident of Winston-Salem for most of his life. Mr. Griffith was a graduate of R.J. Reynolds High School and was employed as a Safety Supervisor with the North Carolina Industrial Commission. He was active in tennis, swimming, water safety, and sports throughout his life. Mr. Griffith taught Sunday School from a teenager through his adult years and was a member of Ardmore United Methodist Church. He was honored by the Red Cross for 60 years of service as an Instructor Trainer of First Aid. Mr. Griffith was Captain in Civil Air Patrol using his expertise with radio communications. He was a charter member of Amateur Radio Club of Winston-Salem and was Pack Master of Cub Scouts and Merit Badge Counselor for the Boy Scouts. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at Vogler & Sons Reynolda Road Funeral Home conducted by Dr. William T. Medlin. A family graveside service will be held at the Pfafftown Christian Church Cemetery. Mr. Griffith is survived by his wife, Virginia Pratt Griffith of Arbor Acres; his son, Dr. O.F. Griffith III, Ph.D., and wife, Elizabeth of New Orleans, La.; his daughter, Virginia Nanzetta and husband, Philip of Rockville, Md.; four grandchildren, Michael and Elizabeth Griffith and Kelly and Kathy Nanzetta. His sister, Geraldine Griffith Whitlock is living at Arbor Acres. Memorials may be made to the Triad United Methodist Home, 1240 Arbor Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27104 or Ardmore United Methodist Church, 630 South Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103. 

HARRISON
Mrs. Diane Samuel Witherspoon Harrison, of 303 Bayberry Drive, Greensboro, N.C. was born in Winston-Salem to Willie and Lena Witherspoon, Sr. She attended the W-S/Forsyth Co. public schools and was a 1978 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Mrs. Harrison was currently employed as an instructor in the Compensatory Education component of GTCC's Literacy and Basic Skills program. In 1992 she received the Governor's Award for Outstanding Instructor in Literacy and Basic Skills. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Greensboro. She departed this life Saturday evening, November 13, 1999 at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center following a period of illness. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 1:00 p.m. from the St. Paul United Methodist Church with Dr. George Brooks, Pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Greensboro, N.C., eulogist. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends thirty minutes prior to the service at the church. In addition to her parents, she leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Nicholas and Zackery Harrison of the home; her husband, James Henery Harrison III; one sister, Sandra Gayles Banner; two brothers, Jerry Witherspoon and Willie Witherspoon, Jr. all of Winston-Salem; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. James Henery Harrison II; and many other relatives and friends. The family may be contacted and the cortege will assemble and leave from the home of her parents, 408 Bacon Street, at 12 noon Wednesday. (HOOPER) 

HOGREFE
KERNERSVILLE -- Mr. Gary Walter Hogrefe, 55, of 7213 Blackmoor Rd., died Thursday, November 11, 1999 at his home following a brief illness. He was born on March 1, 1944 in Henry County, Ohio to Norma H. (Miller) and Walter Frederick Hogrefe. Mr. Hogrefe was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam Era. He was a lifelong semi-truck driver, having been employed by Roadway Express since 1971. He was a member of Fountain of Life Lutheran Church, the Teamster Local #391, and was a former member of American Legion. Surviving in addition to his father of Napoleon, Ohio, are his wife, Mrs. Kathy Ann Houk Hogrefe of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Steve and Kristine Sochia of Durham; a son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Heidi Hogrefe of Reidsville; a brother and his wife, Steve and Joan Hogrefe of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; a sister and her husband, Connie and Terry Wolf of Napoleon, Ohio; and two grandchildren, Matthew and Katie Hogrefe. Funeral Services will be conducted 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 17, 1999, at Fountain of Life Lutheran Church, Kernersville by Rev. Jeff Wertz. Interment will follow in Eastlawn Garden of Memory. The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until the service time at the church. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Winston-Salem, 1100-C South Stratford., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103 or the Wake Forest Comprehensive Cancer Center, WFU Baptist Medical Center Blvd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27157. Hayworth-Miller-Cain Funeral Services is assisting the Hogrefe family. 

JOHNSON
HARMONY -- Miss Patty Sue Johnson, 61, of 233 Cartwright Road, Harmony, N.C., passed away Monday, November 15, 1999 at Iredell Memorial Hospital. She was born August 10, 1938 the daughter of the late Reuben Washington Johnson, Sr. and Grace Cash Johnson. Miss Johnson was retired from Blackwelder Manufacturing Co. in Mocksville and was a member of Winthrop Friends Meeting. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Richard, Rex, and B.F. Johnson; and one sister, Mary J. Mullis. Surviving are two sisters, Miss Sarah C. Johnson of Harmony and Mrs. Helen J. Baugus, and her husband, Howard of Elkin; three brothers, Reuben W. Johnson, Jr. and wife, Willie of Hamptonville, James Clay Johnson and wife, Geraldine of Hamptonville, and Paul G. Johnson and wife, Carolyn of Hobbs, New Mexico; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Reavis Funeral Home of Harmony Chapel officiated by Rev. Harold Salmons and Rev. Mike Burchette. Burial will be in Iredell Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Reavis Funeral Home, Harmony. Memorials may be made to the church of to the charity of the donor's choice. 

MACKLIS
Willie Mae Macklis, 66, of 2820 N. Glenn Ave., passed away on November 12, 1999 (Friday) at Baptist Hospital. Her graveside service will be on Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 3 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery with Bishop Fredrick D. Patterson and Evangelist Alice Faye Mitchell officiating. Ms. Macklis was preceded in death by her mother, Lula McCullough Macklis Jackson; her brother, Robert Lee ''Can't Talk'' Macklis on May 16, 1992; and her niece, Lula Ann Williams-Hughes. She leaves to cherish her fond memories her sister, Wilma Williams; her devoted nephew, Hilton Williams both of the city; brother, General and wife, Herlenia Jackson of the city; her sister, Lauralee (Clyde) Brather; devoted cousin, Lydia Jean Jackson; aunt, Martha McCollough of Buffalo, N.Y.; and a host of other relatives and friends. Beasley Funeral Home is in charge of services and arrangements. 

MCFADDEN
Mr. Remels Jay McFadden, 66, of 1612 North Patterson Avenue, passed away on Sunday, November 14, 1999 at the Forsyth Medical Center. He was a native of Lake City, S.C. and had resided in Winston-Salem, N.C. for nearly fifty years. He was of the Baptist faith and was a retired employee of R.J. Reynolds/Archer Aluminum Division. He is survived by his wife, Mattie M. McFadden of Winston-Salem; five children, James McCalister of Reading, Pa, Dwayne Cooper of Lake City, S.C., Calvin R. McFadden, Angela L. (Kenneth) Myers, and Delaine McFadden all of Winston-Salem; seven grandchildren; three brothers, Aaron McFadden of Winston-Salem, T.J. McFadden of Olanta, S.C., and David (Patricia) McFadden of Camden, S.C.; two devoted nieces, LaToya McCalister and Sherry Smith; a special nephew, Aaron Wardlow; a dear friend, Albert Burgess; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of the Russell Funeral Home with interment to follow in Piedmont Memorial Gardens. The family visitation will be from 1:30 until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. The family may be contacted at 607 Goldfloss Street. (RUSSELL) 

PETTY
Robert Samuel Petty, 77, of 2357 Ardmore Terrace, Winston-Salem, died November 12, 1999, at the VA Hospital in Durham. A graveside service with full military honors was held Sunday in Hanks Chapel United Church of Christ Cemetery in Pittsboro, N.C. He was a native of Chatham County and was a retired Master Sergeant of the United States Army, serving in World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam. 

PRITCHARD
KERNERSVILLE -- Mr. James Ronald Pritchard, 60, of Bradford Village, Kernersville, died Sunday, November 14, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born November 8, 1939 in Randolph County to the late James Otis and Leona Ruth Chisholm Pritchard. He was a heavy equipment hauler for Spaugh Concrete, Hoots Concrete, and L.A. Reynolds Landscaping. He was a member of Hane Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Graves Pritchard. Surviving are a son, James Alan Pritchard of Winston-Salem; two daughters, Ruth Ann Pritchard Siebert of Winston-Salem and Donna Long of Walkertown. Also surviving are three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at Hayworth-Miller Chapel by Rev. Robert Hutchens and Rev. Ron Groce. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7-9:00 p.m. Tuesday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. 

SHOEMAKER
Mr. John Howard Shoemaker, 82, 3715 Northampton Dr., Winston-Salem, N.C., passed away Monday, November 15, 199 at Forsyth Medical Center. Mr. Shoemaker was born in Iredell County to the late John H. and Dora Rash Shoemaker on May 25, 1917. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, was a member of Mineral Springs Baptist Church where he served in many capacities, and was a self employed Contractor. Mr. Shoemaker was married to Mary Mullis Shoemaker who died in 1992. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Ruel and James and two sisters, Sallie Templeton and Erby Marlow Warren. Surviving is his wife, Melba Walker Beeson Shoemaker of the home; one sister, Edna Ives (Ed) of Suffolk, Va.; three brothers, Ernest Shumaker (Blanche) of Bridewater, Va., Harold Shoemaker (Wilma) of Sebring, Fla., and Roy Shoemaker (Lee), Statesville, N.C.; three step-children, Jane Oakley (Earl) of Kernersville, N.C., Philip Beeson of New Bern, N.C, and Ann Beeson of Walkertown, N.C.; two step-granddaughters, Julie and Jana Oakley; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Mineral Springs Baptist Church by Dr. Cecil Cave, Rev. William Wease, and Rev. Jim Cohn. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery, Statesville, N.C. The family will receive friends at Voglers Reynolda Road Chapel from 7 to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday and request that any memorials be made to Mineral Springs Baptist Church, 3733 Ogburn Ave., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27105 or to Hebron Baptist Church, Statesville, N.C. 

SUGG
SMITHFIELD -- Burton G. (Bubbsie) Sugg, 80 year old retiree from the U.S. postal Service, died Sunday. He served in Europe during WWII with the HQ Btry 113th FA BN, U.S. Army. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church conducted by Rev. John Causey. Interment will follow in Hills of Neuse Memory Gardens. Surviving is his wife, Hallie Mae Daughtey Sugg; daughters, Eve Creech and her husband, Paul of Smithfield and Kay Stollmack of Charlotte; brothers, Jefferson L. Sugg of Cary and Edward Rodin Sugg of Winston-Salem; a sister, Betty Welch of Smithfield; and grandchildren, Melissa Creech, Paul Creech, and Michael Stollmack. The family will receive friends at Underwood Funeral Home Monday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. 

WILLIAMS
SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. -- Mr. Kent Raymond Williams, 40, a resident of Surfside Beach, S.C., died in Conway, S.C. on Friday evening, November 12, 1999. He was born in Boston, Mass. on July 12, 1959 to Clyde Raymond Williams and Eleanor MacDonald Williams. Most of his life was lived in Winston-Salem, where he graduated from North Forsyth High School in 1977. He was a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Class of 1981. Mr. Williams was employed by Clayton Mobile Homes in Conway, S.C. He was an excellent salesman and had received a number of professional awards. He was a golfer and loved jogging on the beach. Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Sherry Gregory Williams, of Surfside Beach; daughter, Daryl Williams, of Surfside Beach; his mother and father, of Winston-Salem; one brother, Scott Lee Williams and his wife, Julie, of Burlington; two sisters, Karen Curl and her husband, Darrell, and Robin W. Hauser and her husband, Scott, all of Winston-Salem; two uncles, Johnny Williams, of Greensboro and Ted Williams, of Mt. Airy; and four nieces, Jenna, Krista, and Lisa Williams, of Burlington, and Haley Curl, of Winston-Salem. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in the Mausoleum Chapel of Forsyth Memorial Park, conducted by Rev. J. Marion Rector. The family will receive friends at Vogler Reynolda Road Chapel on Monday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Bethesda, Md. 20814.


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