Miscellaneous Forsyth County, North Carolina Obituaries
2000

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Oscar Lee Bishop Jr.
Oscar Lee Bishop Jr., 73, of Clemmons died December 6 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born December 26, 1927, in Forsyth County to Oscar Lee Bishop Sr. and Merlie Wood Bishop. He was retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and was an active member of Clemmons United Methodist Church. He went on several domestic and foreign mission building trips and was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Men. He was also a member of the Clemmons Civic Club, and was active as an adult leader in scouting for many years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean Conflict. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a son, Allen Bishop.  Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Ruth Allen Bishop of the home; a daughter, Martha Perez and husband Nick of Roanoke, Va.; two sons, David Bishop and wife Ann Marie of Cary and Jon Bishop and wife Kellie of Winston-Salem; three grandchildren, Caroline Bishop, Geoffrey Bishop and Kathryn Perez; three sisters, Lorene Doub of Lewisville and Peggy Perez and Sharon Harvey, both of Winston-Salem; and a daughter-in-law, Karen Macomson of Chapel Hill.
Funeral services were held at Clemmons United Methodist Church with Rev. David Baxter and Rev. Karla Farabow officiating, and burial followed in Westlawn Gardens of Memory.

Ada Leona Leftwich Robertson
Ada Leona Leftwich Robertson, 90, died December 7 at The Oaks at Forsyth. She was born May 16, 1911, in Carroll County, Va., to Riley Monroe and Julia Catherine Hodges Leftwich. She attended Union Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis M. Robertson; two sons, Therman and Elwood Robertson; a granddaughter, Robin Spear; and a great-great-granddaughter, Jody Spear; four sisters; and three brothers.
Surviving are three daughters, Wilma Sizemore and husband MacDaniel of Lexington, Norma Spear and husband Thomas of King, Betty Hartman and husband Harold of Winston-Salem; two sons, Jimmy Robertson and wife Edith, and Harold Robertson and wife Pat, all of Lexington; two sisters, Ethel Scott of Winston-Salem, and Eva Parks of Independence, Va.; 22 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Chapel with Dr. Harold Fletcher and Rev. Kenny Harris officiating, and burial followed in Ivy Green Baptist Church Cemetery in Mount Airy.

Norman Ray Craver
Norman Ray Craver, 60, of Clemmons and Advance, died unexpectedly December 10 at the new log home in Davie County where he had spent countless hours and where he had planned to enjoy the view of the river. He was born in Forsyth County on November 22, 1941, to Ray J. and Eleanor Rochester Craver. He was retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., with 34 years of service. He was preceded in death by his father and his son, Martin Craver.
Surviving are his wife, Ruby Yates Craver of the home; a son, Steven C. Craver and a daughter, Jill E. Craver, both of Clemmons; grandchildren Brian and Shannon Craver of Clemmons; his mother of Covington, Ky., and a sister, Carolyn C. Wright and husband Creighton of Covington, Ky.
A graveside service was held at Center United Methodist Church in Welcome with Rev. Clay Morgan, Rev. Jim White and Rev. Tony Brown officiating.

June Hudgins Herke
June Hudgins Herke, 80, of Pfafftown died November 29 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home following a brief illness. She was born June 1, 1921, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Alexander and Harriette May Cash Hudgins. She lived the majority of her life in Forsyth County. A lifelong Methodist, she was a former member of Marvin United Methodist Church. For several years, she showed and sold homes for Grandview Construction Co. Her love of people later led her to share her artistic talents. Her specialties included interior design, decorative painting and decoupage. She taught classes at and eventually assumed ownership of the Green Cottage in Pfafftown. She later opened June Herke's Craft House, also in Pfafftown. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Natasha Elizabeth Rothrock Herke.
Surviving are her husband of 56 years, Peter Herke of Pfafftown; two sons, John Herke and wife Margaret of Denton, and Robert Herke of Pfafftown; a daughter, Holly Herke of Pfafftown; an aunt, Janice Cash, widow of uncle Henry Lee Cash, of Rural Hall; a cousin, Phyllis Gross and family of Alexandria, Va.; a sister-in-law, Mildred Galaboff and family of Cleveland, Ohio; and a brother-in-law, Charles Herke and family of Cleveland, Ohio.

Billey Sunday Tilley
Billey Sunday Tilley, 78, of Clemmons died December 6 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born January 5, 1923, in Surry County to Lloyd and Ettie Rogers Tilley. He was a dedicated member of Westfield Baptist Church for 28 years and Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem for 23 years. He was owner and operator of Tilley Hardware and Supermarket in Westfield. He also was the owner of B&P Motors in Clemmons. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Louise Fulton and Doris Slate; and two brothers, Cabol Tilley and Dick Tilley.
Surviving are his wife, Pauline S. Tilley of the home; a son, Dr. Mark Tilley and wife Rochelle of Asheville; a daughter, Kathy Hammons and husband Steve of Lewisville; four grandchildren, Joshua Tilley, Lindsey Tilley, Lauren Saliga and Mikey Saliga; and five brothers, John Tilley of Stuart, Va., Kenneth Tilley of Pensacola, Fla., Jack Tilley of Mars Hill and Swanson Tilley and Frank Tilley, both of Westfield. 
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel with Dr. Gary Chapman officiating. A graveside service was held at Westfield Baptist Church in Westfield.

Margie Walker Buckner
Margie Walker Buckner, 77, of Winston-Salem died November 26, 2001, at Springwood Care Center of Forsyth. She was born March 20, 1924, in Forsyth County to Simon P. and Bertha Nezat Walker. She was a member of Northwest Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward D. Buckner, and three sisters, Ethel, Helen and Evelyn.
Surviving are her daughter, Teresa Buckner Hire of Clemmons; four sisters, Dorothy W. Spainhour of Columbia, S.C., Elsie W. Robertson of Advance and Agnes Rector and Norma Lee Orrell of Winston-Salem; two brothers, Melvin Leroy Walker of Winston-Salem and Wilson Wesley Walker of Pfafftown; several nieces and nephews; and brothers and sisters-in-law.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. Randy McKinney officiating, and burial followed in Crestview Memorial Park.

Sherry Lynn Scott Tuttle
Sherry Lynn Scott Tuttle, 45, of Pfafftown died November 12 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Center after a long battle with ovarian cancer. She was born in Forsyth County March 31, 1956, to Ray and Hilda Scott Ring. She was a homemaker and a member of Beck's Baptist Church, where she initiated the Baptist Young Women's Group. She was a member of the Beacon Sunday School Class and WMU Circle #3. She was an active volunteer for Vienna and Old Richmond School. She was preceded in death by her son, Russell "Rusty" Christopher Tuttle on May 18, 1995; her paternal grandparents, Floyd "Eck" and Maude Flynn Scott; and her maternal grandmother, Myrtle "Granny" Long Ring.
Surviving are her parents; her husband of 28 years, Russell Kent Tuttle; two daughters, Trisha Lynn Tuttle of Lynchburg, Va., and Gretchen Marie Tuttle of the home; a son, Nathan Ray Tuttle of UNC-Charlotte; a sister, Brenda Scott Plunkett and husband Rick of Rural Hall; a nephew, Scott Plunkett of UNC-Charlotte: a brother, Dr. Gary Scott and wife Susan; two nieces, Jessica and Ashlyn Scott of Montgomery, Ala.; and her maternal grandfather, Claude "Pappy" Ring of Winston-Salem.
Funeral services were held at Becks Baptist Church, and burial followed in the church cemetery.

Laura Angel Fearrington
Laura Angel Fearrington, 88, of Pfafftown died November 15 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born in Yadkin County January 31, 1913, to William and Emma Tate Angel. She was a member of Enon Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Fearrington Sr.
Surviving are two sons, George W. Fearrington Jr. of Pfafftown and Garland R. Fearrington and wife Ann of Advance; four grandchildren, Yolanda Pierce, Kimberly Hart, Mindy Hicks and Alec Fearrington; two great-grandchildren, Odyssey Pierce and Cam Fearrington; a sister-in-law, Hazel F. Tesh; a brother-in-law, A. Ray Fearrington; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Vogler & Sons Clemmons Chapel with Rev. Mark Elmore and Rev. David Benton officiating, and burial followed at Forsyth Memorial Park.

Charles Richard Coley
Charles Richard Coley, 58, of Pfafftown died November 19 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem after a long battle with cancer. He was born November 15, 1943, to Raleigh and Grace Coley. He was retired from R.J. Reynolds Co., after 33 years. of service He was preceded in death by his wife of 30 years, Gloria Senter Coley; two brothers, Freddy and Wayne "Bud" Coley; and two sisters, Dorothy Teague and Faye Styers.
Surviving are his daughter, Sherry "Pepper" Coley and her partner, Rosemary Barber Coley of Winston-Salem; three sisters-in-law, Janet Coley, Louise Terezza Coley and Gladys Sealey; four brothers-in-law, Mickey Styers, Tommy Tuttle, Ray Lawson and Jim Sealey; and two sisters, Virginia Tuttle of King and Barbera Lawson of Pinnacle.

Sadie Poindexter Blalock
Sadie Poindexter Blalock, 77, of Clemmons died December 17 at her residence. She was born July 25, 1924, in Monroe, La., to the late John B. and Alice Gilley Poindexter and was a retired nursing administrator at the Moravian Home in Winston-Salem. She was a member of Hillsdale United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Conrad M. Blalock; and a brother, John Poindexter Jr. 
Surviving are a daughter, Diane Burton and husband Randy of Statesville; a son, John M. Blalock and wife Andrea of Fondulac, Wis.; three grandchildren, Brian Blalock, Brandon Blalock and Traci Armstrong; three great-grandchildren, Steven Blalock, Carson Blalock and Parker Blalock; a sister, Winnie Morris of Winston-Salem; and a brother, Bill Poindexter of Monroe, La.
Funeral services were held at Hillsdale United Methodist Church with Rev. Keith Turman officiating, and entombment followed in Westlawn Gardens of Memory.

John Edwin Webster
John Edwin Webster, 85, of Pfafftown died December 8 at Silas Creek Manor following several years of declining health. He was born in Greenville, S.C., on October 17, 1916, to Thomas F. and Annie Faysoux Turner Webster. His airline career began with Eastern Airlines and then he worked at Piedmont Airlines for 31 years, retiring in 1979. He belonged to several aviation organizations including the OX-5 Aviation Pioneers and the Quiet Birdmen, Greensboro Hanger Chapter. He was a member of Old Town Masonic Lodge 751 and the Eastern Star, Chapter 355. He was a member of Bethania Moravian Church and enjoyed golf and reading.
Surviving are his wife, Olive Franklin Webster of the home; his daughter, Martha W. Parker and husband Glenn of Winston-Salem; and a brother, William S. Webster, and a sister, Susan W. Bryan, both of Greenville, S.C.
A memorial service was held at Bethania Moravian Church with Rev. Charles Fishel officiating, and burial followed in the church graveyard.

Jack Conrad Beroth
Jack Conrad Beroth, 74, of Clemmons died December 15 at the Brian Center. He was born in Forsyth County on August 13, 1927, to Elbert and Alice Whitman Beroth. He was a member of Olivet Moravian Church and was retired from AT&T with 311/2 years of service. 
Surviving are his wife, Juanita Hester Beroth of the home; a son, Mark Beroth and wife Kim of Clemmons; a daughter, Debbie Jones and husband Bobby of Clemmons; a grandson, Matthew Beroth and his special friend Christy; a granddaughter, Tabitha Friese and husband Erik; a brother, E.E. Beroth Jr.; a sister, Joan Doub and husband M.G., and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. Tom Hensley officiating, and burial followed at Forsyth Memorial Park.

Roy Linville Landreth
Roy Linville Landreth, 73, of Clemmons died at his home December 16. He was born in Forsyth County on February 26, 1928, to Charles and Della Roberts Landreth. He was a member of South Fork Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge No. 434 of Lewisville, Oasis Temple and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was also an avid golfer. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Sue Grubbs Landreth.
Surviving are two daughters, Lynn LeVan and husband Johnny, and Lisa Walburn and husband Donnie, all of Clemmons; three grandchildren, Natalie Dillard, Mandee Cooke and Brian Padgett II; three great-grandchildren, Caleb Powers, Madalyn Dillard and Ashlyn Dillard; a sister, Margaret Hege of Clemmons; and a brother, Lawrence Landreth of Winston-Salem.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. Michael Pope and Chaplain Fred Moretz officiating. A Masonic graveside service followed at Forsyth Memorial Park Cemetery.

Louella Speaks Long
Louella Speaks Long, 70, of Pfafftown died December 11 at her home after a long battle which she fought to the very end. She was born August 11, 1931, in Forsyth County to Elzey and Ada Lashmit Speaks.
Surviving are two daughters, Brenda L. Stewart and husband Craig of Winston-Salem and Patricia A. Long of the home; a son, Andy Long of King; a granddaughter, Kaylyn Brooke Stewart; six sisters, Vera Mae Wright and husband Rufus of Charlotte, Ruby Cleo Myers of Advance, Helen S. Wynn of Winston-Salem, Edith S. Sprinkle and husband Richard of Pfafftown, Jean S. Leonard and husband Buddy of Walkertown and Doris S. Kiser and husband Larry of Greensboro; two brothers, Willard G. Speaks and wife Ruby of Winston-Salem, Jack L. Speaks and wife Dot of Clemmons; and a sister-in-law, Margaret Speaks of Winston-Salem.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. Tom Everton and Rev. Ricky Speas officiating, and burial followed in Forsyth Memorial Park.

Samuel J. Heath
Samuel J. Heath, 77, of Clemmons died December 15 at his home in Clemmons after a battle with pancreatic and lung cancer. He was born June 20, 1924, in Rock Hill, S.C. and raised in Mount Holly. He was previously a longtime resident of Charlotte. After 37 years in the automobile business, he retired as the dealer and president of Cloverdale Ford, Inc. in 1990. A faithful member and deacon at Calvary Baptist Church of Winston-Salem, he was also a sustaining member of Exchange Club/SCAN of Winston-Salem and a World War II and Navy veteran.
Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Joe Ann; his mother, Annie of Mount Holly; a brother, Norman, and a sister, Evelyn Anderson, both of Mount Holly; four children, Teresa Wilson and husband Larry of Charlotte, Iris Gress and husband Jim of Clemmons, Kim Heath and wife Laurie of Clemmons and Glenn Heath of Yadkinville; and 11 grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at Calvary Baptist Church, and burial followed at Parklawn Memorial Gardens.

Claude Vinston Taylor
Claude Vinston Taylor, 89,of Lewisville, formerly of Wilkes County, died December 17 at Forsyth Memorial Hospital. He was born November 5, 1912, in Wilkes County to Francis Patrick and Winnie Alevia Handy Taylor. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Huntsville.
Surviving are a son, Claude J. Taylor of Jupiter, Fla.; three daughters, Vida Weatherman of Lewisville, Gladys Westmoreland of Jacksonville, Fla., and Ann Earnest of Madison, Fla.; a sister, Etta Miller of McGrady; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Miller Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dean Crane and Rev. Zackery King officiating, and burial followed in Mountlawn Memorial Park.

Kelly A. Foster
Kelly A. "Andy" Foster, 43, of Clemmons died December 17 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born September 18, 1958, in Forsyth County to Robert A. and Sarah Davis Foster. He was preceded in death by his father.
Surviving are his mother; four aunts, Emma Tesh, Suzanne Davis, Linda White and Margaret Gobbles; an uncle, Sam Davis; and many special friends.
A graveside service was held at Clemmons Moravian Church Graveyard with Rev. Ray Burke officiating.

Gary Dean Boyles
Gary Dean Boyles, 47, of Lewisville died December 13 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born March 28, 1954, in Forsyth County to Alger and Joyce Tilghman Boyles. He was of the Baptist faith, was very active in the Southwest Forsyth Little League, and was a crewmember of Pfaff & Hill Racing Team at Bowman Gray. His father, Alger Boyles, preceded him in death.
Surviving are his wife, Sherry C. Boyles of the home; two sons, David and Adam Boyles of the home; mother Joyce T. Boyles of Lewisville; a brother, Bruce Boyles of Lewisville; and a niece, Amber Boyles of Lewisville.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. Paul Mullen officiating, and burial followed at Westlawn Memorial Gardens.

Kennedy Pinkney Doyle II
Kennedy “Ken” Pinkney Doyle II, 77, of Granite Quarry died December 20 at his home. He was born August 17, 1924 in Timmonsville, S.C., to Ailene Shipman and Kennedy Pinkney Doyle. He was the retired manager of Kenny Shoe Store and also retired from Blue Cross and Blue Shield Insurance Company as top salesman. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II, and was affiliated with the CIA. He was past commander of American Legion Post 448 and had held all offices in the Post. He was a member of Christiana Lutheran Church, where he served as treasurer of the men’s Sunday school class for many years. He had been treasurer of the Educational Building Fund, was past chairman of the church council and held various other council positions. In the past he had been a Granite Quarry volunteer fireman, alderman and mayor pro-tem, founder of the Civic Park and also a member of the Historical Committee. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 53 years, Grace Lyerly Doyle; and a son, Kennedy “Kippy” P. Doyle III.
Surviving are four daughters, Matilda D. Eddy of Clemmons, LaVaughn D. Beaver of Salisbury, Kate D. Beretsky of Granite Quarry and Gwen D. Saunders of Yadkinville; two brothers, Eston Doyle of Salisbury and Jerry Doyle of Umatilla, Fla.; and 8 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Christiana Lutheran Church with Rev. Carl Haynes officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery.

Annie Bell Winfrey Davis
Annie Bell Winfrey Davis, 90, formerly of Winston-Salem, died December 11 at Meadowbrook Manor in Clem-mons. She was born in Stokes County on December 2, 1911, to Crawford and Sallie Allen Knight.
Surviving are a son, Roger Winfrey and wife Donna of Winston-Salem; a daughter, June Logan and husband Charles of Kernersville; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ruth Tuttle and husband Buddy of Germanton.

Anthony Marino 
Anthony "Tony" Marino, 70, of Clemmons, died December 25 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born June 13, 1931, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Joseph and Angela Russo Marino. He moved to Clemmons five years ago from New York. He had served with the Marine Corps during the Korean conflict and was retired from Eastern Airlines. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. He was predeceased by his parents. 
Surviving are his wife, Kathleen Ann Koch Marino; two sons, Vincent Marino and Michael Marino; a daughter, Angela Marino, all of the home; a brother, Frank Marino of New Salem, N.Y.; and a sister, Mildred Zafferese of California. 
A funeral Mass was held at Holy Family Catholic Church with Father Adrian officiating. Burial was at the National Cemetery in Salisbury. 

Effie Trivette Henderson 
Effie Trivette Henderson, 88, of Hamptonville died December 25 at Iredell Memorial Hospital. She was born May 19, 1913, in Yadkin County to Lazarus and Martha Ellen Crater Trivette. She was a homemaker, a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, and a charter member of the Shiloh WMU. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George Smith Henderson; five brothers, Lee, Paul, Charlie, Bruce and Hubert Trivette; and a sister, Cleo T. Crater. 
Surviving are six children, Garry Henderson and wife Linda of Asheville, Tony Henderson and wife Kay of Clemmons, Gay Nell H. Allen and husband Jeff of Marianna, Fla., Tim Henderson of Winston-Salem, and George Lynn Henderson and wife Kim of Hamptonville; a daughter-in-law; Carolyn M. Henderson of Hamptonville, nine grandchildren, Reneé Wishon, Wayne Henderson, Debbie Reavis, Kaye Walsh, Michael Henderson, Laura Brannon, Holly Henderson, Justin Henderson, Brock Henderson; eight great-grandchildren; Andrew Wishon, Krysten Wishon, Jennifer Hutchens, Michelle Henderson, Ryan Henderson, April Reavis, Tracy Reavis, and Chelsea Reavis; special children Leigh Anne Shore and Darin Thomasson; a sister, Grace T. Upchurch of Winston-Salem; and four sisters-in-law, Etta Trivette, Daisy Trivette, Estelle Henderson and Lucille Windsor. 
Funeral services were held at Shiloh Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Holbrook, Rev. Clint Branch and Rev. Dwight Dowell officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery. 

Paul Eugene Colbert 
Paul Eugene Colbert, 76, of Pfafftown died December 21 at his residence. Mr. Colbert was born April 22, 1925, in Forsyth County to Donald Eugene and Susan Dalton Colbert and was a retired employee of Smitherman Oil Co. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda M. Colbert, in 1992; and a son Michael Eugene Colbert, in 1990. Also preceding him in death were three brothers, John Thomas Colbert of Newport News, Va., Marvin M. Colbert of Pfafftown, and Donald Ray Colbert of Winston-Salem. 
Surviving are a daughter, LuAnn Colbert Reed of the residence; a sister, Sue McBride of Lewisville; two brothers, Howard Colbert of Winston-Salem and Arthur Colbert of Yadkinville; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive, including a special nephew, Donald Andrew Colbert. 
A graveside service was held at Forsyth Memorial Park with Bobby Long officiating. 

Ophelia Janette Ashley 
Ophelia Janette (Pete) Ashley, 83, formerly of Winston-Salem, died December 21 at Village Care of King. She was born January 31, 1918, in Forsyth County to Oscar A. and Rosa Vogler Wrights. She was a member of Boyers Chapel Church of Christ in Clemmons. Preceding her in death were her husband, Ralph W. Ashley Sr., in 1963 and her son, Ralph W. Ashley Jr., in 2000. She was also preceded by four sisters, Maude Pegram, Lavanche Graham, Josephine Barber and Margaret Denton and four brothers, Ralph and Marion Wrights and Clyde and John Holder. 
Surviving are a daughter, Jane Allen and husband Stanley; two granddaughters, Denise Allen and Melissa Blakley and husband Keith; two great-grandchildren, Brittany Allen and Austin Blakley, all of Tobaccoville; four sisters, Jewell Snyder and Dorothy Brandon, both of Clemmons, Betty Graham and husband Glenn and Ann Ketchie and husband Clifford, both of Salisbury; a brother, Frank Wrights and wife Helen of Salisbury; and a special sister-in-law and nephew, Ann Hartman and Danny Hartman of Advance. 
A graveside service was held at Boyers Chapel Church of Christ Cemetery with Carl Rothrock, minister, officiating. 

Paul Houston Hemrick 
Paul Houston Hemrick, 93, died unexpectedly December 4, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He was born in Iredell County December 14, 1907, the son of George Burgess Hemrick and Alice Sale Hemrick. He was married 62 years to the late Louise Tuttle Hemrick and lived most of his adult life in the Old Town community, where he was active in church, civic sports and political activities. He was a charter member of Old Town Baptist Church. He had a 45-year career with Hanes Hosiery Corp., retiring in 1972. 
Surviving are his sons, Robert Hemrick and wife Linda of Clemmons, Donald Hemrick and wife Barbara of Atlanta, Ga., and Richard Hemrick of Plantsville, Conn.; his daughters, Phyllis H. Dunning of Winston-Salem, and Bonnie H. Tennille of Amelia Island, Fla.; grandchildren Amanda Hemrick and Robert Hemrick of Clemmons, Donald Hemrick Jr. and wife Anita, Guy Hemrick, Scott Hemrick and wife Verla, Wilson Tennile, and Cassandra Tennille Margeson and husband William, all of Atlanta, William Hemrick of Greensboro, Shannon Hemrick of Chapel Hill, Christina Hemrick Ramm and husband Allen of Boone, and Elizabeth Hemrick Floyd; great-grandchildren Paul II and Erin Hemrick, Alexandra and Barbara Anne Hemrick, Fallon and Dylan Floyd, Margaret and Louise Margeson; sisters Mamie H. Denny of Concord and Evie H. Jones of Kernersville; brother-in-law Roscoe Tuttle and wife Margaret of Greensboro; and many nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were held at Old Town Baptist Church with Rev. Ricky D. Speas officiating, and burial followed in Forsyth Memorial Park. 

James Taylor Jr. 
James Taylor Jr., 74, of Pfafftown, an associate dean and professor of law emeritus of the Wake Forest University School of Law, died December 16. He was born March 8, 1927, in Rural Hall to the late Hester Taylor Lovelace and James Taylor and was raised in Jonesville. He practiced law from 1949 to 1951 in Boone. Later in 1951, he joined the U.S. Air Force and served on the Judge Advocate General's staff until 1983 retiring as a major general. After his military career, he joined the Wake Forest University School of Law. He was the director of clinical programs from 1983 to 1999. In 1983, he became professor of law and in 1985, the associate dean for external affairs. He served the university until retiring in 2000. 
Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Louise Taylor; his daughter, Dawn Battiste; and the beloved members of his extended family. 
Funeral services were held at Wait Chapel on the campus of Wake Forest University, and burial was at Arlington National Cemetery. 

Roberta Hart Dalton 
Roberta Hart Dalton, 83, of Clemmons died December 27 at Arbor Acres. She was born February 16, 1918, in Ayden to Alfonso and Velman Kirkman Hart. She was a member of Clemmons United Methodist Church. 
Surviving are her husband, Raymond A. Dalton of Clemmons; a son, William F. Dalton and wife Judith of Richmond, Va.; two granddaughters, Carrie Samantha Dalton and Jamie Diana Dalton, both of Richmond, Va.; and three sisters, Katherine Pickard of Durham, Vermile Bryan of Babson Park, Fla., and Princess Hart of Texas. 
Funeral services were held at Clemmons United Methodist Church Chapel with Rev. David Baxter and Rev. Karla Farabow officiating, and burial followed at Chestnut Hills Cemetery in Salisbury. 

Robert Lee Seagraves Jr. 
Robert Lee Seagraves Jr., 79, of Winston-Salem died December 4 at Forsyth Medical Center after suffering a heart attack five weeks ago. He was born in Bloomfield, Neb., January 23, 1922, to the late Robert Lee and Cora Vipperman Seagraves. He was a member of South Fork Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. after 30 years of service. 
Surviving are his wife, Edna Stone Seagraves, of the home; two daughters, Donna Campbell and husband Dwain of Wallburg and Vickie Lawrence of Clemmons; three grandsons, John Campbell, Brandon Campbell and Joshua Lawrence; and several cousins. 
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. Michael Pope officiating, and burial followed in Forsyth Memorial Park. 

Mary Jane Roland Wagner 
Mary Jane Roland Wagner, 65, of Winston-Salem, died December 11. She was born June 29, 1936, in Forsyth County to the late Arnold Luke and Myrtle Kimsey Roland. She was of the Baptist faith. During her illness this past year, she appreciated visits from her friends and family, especially her son, Frankie, her sister, Lois and most especially her niece, Angie. 
Surviving are her son, Franklin Wagner II and wife Jeannie of Clemmons; a granddaughter, Faith McKimsey; a stepgranddaughter, Jessica Plaster; two sisters, Lois Fesperman of Bolivia, N.C., Beatrice Hudson of Chapin, S.C.; a brother, Jim Roland of Indialantic, Fla.; a special loving niece, Angie Beane of Winston-Salem; and a host of nieces and nephews. 
A graveside service was held at Waughtown Cemetery with Gary Smith officiating. 


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