Miscellaneous Forsyth County, North Carolina Obituaries
1999

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HOLDEN 
YADKINVILLE -- Mabel Holden, 90, of Henry Cranfill Road, passed away Monday, August 30, 1999 at her home. She was born April 25, 1909 in Yadkin County to the late Joseph Henry and Annie Reavis Holden. Ms. Holden was an alumnus from Appalachian State Teachers College, where she was also a donor to the Alumni Building at Appalachian State University. She was a retired school teacher with 38 years of service, including eight years in Davie County; two years in Cabarrus County; and twenty-years years with Burlington City Schools in Graham County. She was a faithful member of South Oak Ridge Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School Teacher and active in the South Oak Ridge Home Demonstration/Extension Club. In addition to her parents, Ms. Holden was preceded in death by a sister, Eula Reavis, and a brother, Henry Lee Holden. Surviving are her brother, Nathan F. (Kathleen) Holden of Winston-Salem; a sister-in-law, Rena Holden of Yadkinville; three nieces, Doris (Jess) Willard of Winston-Salem, Ann (Buster) Goins, and Melba (James) Mullis all of Yadkinville; a nephew, Darrell (Shelia) Holden of Winston-Salem; four great-nephews; two great-nieces; and three great-great-nieces. Her funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 4, 199 at South Oak Ridge Baptist Church by Dr. Phil Beavers and Rev. Chris Hauser. She will lie instate 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday September 3, 1999 at Gentry Family Funeral Service on Hwy. 601 North of Yadkinville and other times at her home on 1001 Henry Cranfill Road. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to South Oak Ridge Baptist Church, c/o Sherry Cranfill, 1040 Henry Cranfill Road, Yadkinville, N.C. 27055. 

JOYCE
Mrs. Dorothy Azalee Brown Joyce, died Sunday, August 29, 1999 at The Oaks at Forsyth. She was born on April 16, 1914 in Salem to John and Sarah Brown and was a life long resident of Winston-Salem. The passions of her life were her family, her home and garden, and her church. She was a member of Home Moravian Church where she was an active member of the Women's Fellowship as long as her health permitted. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Morris Joyce; brothers, Artie, Ernest, Luke, and Pete Brown; and her sisters, Lula Sink and Edna Fulp. Her three children and spouses survive: Fred Morris Joyce, Jr. and wife, Ava, Carolyn Joyce Cheek and husband, Darrell, and Katherine Joyce Hodges. Also surviving are her beloved sister and brother-in-law, Catherine Brown and J.T. Spangler; brother, Jack Brown and wife, Ann; sisters-in-law, Josephine Brown, Hilda Brown, and Eva Joyce Hampton and husband, Gaither. She had seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren along with a host of nieces and nephews and friends, many of whom knew her as Mama Dot. The family will receive friends at Vogler & Sons Main Street Chapel on Tuesday from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. A graveside service will be conducted at God's Acre on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. by Rev. Lehoma B. Goode, with a reception following in the Ladies' Parlor of Home Moravian Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to the Alzheimer's/Adult Day Health Center of Senior Services, Inc. at 836 Oak Street, Suite 320, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27107 for Participant Services. The family wishes to comment the staff of The Oaks at Forsyth for the exemplary care given to Mrs. Joyce and for the support and concern for her family during her extended illness. 

LAFOND 
ARCHDALE -- Mr. Vernon William LaFond, 76, of Archdale, died Sunday, August 29, 1999. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Harold C. Davis Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service at the chapel until 8:30 p.m. 

MARINE
THOMASVILLE -- Mrs. Dorothy Ellis Marine, 82, of 1531 National Hwy, died Sunday, August 29, 1999 in the High Point Regional Hospital after a one week illness. She was born December 24, 1916 in Statesville, N.C. a daughter to the late Harvey Lee and Ava Ann Bailey Ellis. She was married on September to the late George F. Marine who died in 1995. She was a homemaker. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Linda Peterson of Long Beach, N.C. and Mrs. Brenda Cox of Thomasville; one son, George (Tony) Marine of Thomasville; one sister, Mrs. Sybil Mock of Lexington, N.C.; five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death be her brother, Maurice Ellis. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel of the Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point conducted by the Rev. Tommy Garner and Rev. Joseph Hunt. Burial will follow in the Floral Garden Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday. 

MOORMAN 
PLEASANT GARDEN -- Mrs. Elizabeth Renfroe Moorman, 55, of 5104 Huntingwood, died Thursday, August 26, 1999 at Beacon Place of Hospice. A memorial service was held for Mrs. Moorman at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 29, 1999 in the First Moravian Church, with Reverend Graham Rights officiating. Elizabeth Renfroe Moorman was born on August 11, 1944 to the late James David Renfroe, Jr. and Elizabeth Plank Renfroe. She grew up in Martinsville, Virginia and was graduated from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia in 1966 with a degree in Elementary Education. She taught in public school systems before becoming a teacher of pre-school age children for over fifteen years, the last ten with the First Presbyterian Church Pre-school in Greensboro. Mrs. Moorman loved gardening and crafting unique items for family, friends, and the church. She was devoted to serving First Moravian Church of Greensboro. Her vitality and loving kindness will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched. Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Kenneth A. Moorman of the home; daughters, Stuart Elizabeth Moorman of Winston-Salem and Hope McNeill Moorman of Boone; her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth P. Renfroe of Martinsville, Virginia; and a sister, Mrs. Catherine R. Garfield of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Memorials may be made to either, the American Brain Tumor Association, 2720 River Road, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018, Beacon Place of Hospice, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, N.C. 27405, or to First Moravian Church, 304 South Elam Avenue, Greensboro, N.C. 27403. 

MORRIS 
Mrs. Myrtle Ashworth Morris, 100, died Sunday, Aug . 29, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. The daughter of Dr. Walter Clark Ashworth and Birdie Sapp Ashworth, she was born on Sept . 27, 1898 in Kernersville, N.C. Her childhood was spent in Greensboro She was educated in the Greensboro public schools, Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C., and Greensboro College. Mrs. Morris was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, a life member of W.S.C.S. an was active in the Church President's Ladies Aid Society at Old Centenary Church. She was a life member of the United Methodist Women, president twice of Susannah Wesley Fellowship Class, Circle leader and secretary several times. She also volunteered as staff assistant with the Red Cross during World War II. In addition, she was a member of the Camp Betty Hasting Committee, past member of the General Joseph Winston Chapter of D.A.R., and a member of the Woman's Reading Club. One October 9, 1919 she married Frank Brown Morris, who died in 1984. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. William H. Petree of Winston-Salem, Mrs. John C. Houbolt of Williamsburg, Va., and Mrs. W. Perrin Steele of Winston-Salem; seven grandchildren, William He. Petree Jr. and Mrs. Frank Murphy both of Winston-Salem, Mrs. P. Tucker Withington of Plymouth, Mass., Mrs. Matthew G. Hayes of St. Albans, Vermont, Mrs. Carl D. Winter of Morristown, New Jersey, John W. Gainey III, and Frank H. Gainey both of Morehead City, N.C.; fourteen great-grandchildren, William H. (Chip) Petree III, Stacey Petree Davis, Mary Elizabeth Murphy, William F. Murphy, James Patrick Murphy, Lauren Cornelia Withington, Whitney Withington, Ryan Winter, Carla winter, Kristin Ashworth Gainey, Ashley Elizabeth Gainey, Brooke Hodges Gainey, Alicia Gainey, and Frank Holland Gainey, Jr.; one one great-great-grandchild, Wesley Hurst. A private graveside service will be conducted at Salem Cemetery Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. officiated by Rev. Roland Barnhardt. A memorial service will be held at the Triad United Methodist Home Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., officiated by Dr. Lee Tuttle and Rev. Roland Barnhardt. The family will receive friends at the Home following the memorial service. Memorials may be made to the Triad United Methodist Home, 124 Arbor Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27104, Centenary United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 658, Winston-Salem, N.C., or to the charity of the donor's choice. (Vogler & Sons Main Street) 

NANCE
KERNERSVILLE -- Mrs. Donna Aaron Nance, 40, of 557 Country View Dr., Winston-Salem, died Monday, August 30, 1999, at her home. She was born in Forsyth Co., a daughter of James Garfield and the late Carrie Henderson Aaron. Mrs. Nance was a graduate of Forsyth Technical College. She was an LPN at WFU/Baptist Medical Center. Surviving are her husband, Mr. William E. Nance and daughter, Miss Amber B. Nance of the home; her father, Mr. James G. Aaron, Sr. and step-mother, Mrs. Cheryl W. Aaron of Winston-Salem; three sisters, Dianne Messick of Winston-Salem, Paulette Smith and Phyllis Seagle of Kernersville; one brother, James G. Aaron, Jr. of Winston-Salem; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Hayworth Miller Cain, Kernersville Chapel by Dr. John Y. Clagett. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to Hospice, 1100-C S. Stratford Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103. Donna lived her life in accordance with 1 Corinthians 10:13... 

ROPER 
TOBACCOVILLE -- Mrs. Virginia Dolores Roper, 69, of 8200 Stroupe Farm Road, Tobaccoville, died Sunday, August 29, 1999 at her home. She was born August 12, 1930 in Forsyth County to Robert and Virginia Elkins Sealey. Mr. Roper attended New Hope Baptist Church. She was a 1949 graduate of Hanes High School where she excelled in all sports and was voted most outstanding female athlete of Winston-Salem. For 17 years she was bookkeeper for Frank A. Stith Company and retired from Dixie Furniture Company in Walkertown. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth R. Roper of the home; one son, David Wayne Roper of Atlanta, Georgia; one daughter, Lindy R. Southern and husband, John of Greensboro; one grandson, Matthew Christian Roper of Atlanta, Georgia; two brothers, Carlton Leroy Sealey and wife, Ann of Lexington and James Robert Sealey of Greensboro; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church by Dr. Charles Carver. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. at Vogler & Sons Main Street Chapel. Memorials may be made to New Hope Baptist Church, 4911 Old Rural Hall Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27105. 

ROYALL 
James Hobert Royall, 57, of P.O. Box 1694, Pilot Mountain, North Carolina. Died Monday, August 30, 199 at his residence. Mr. Royall was born in Wilkes County, Traphill, North Carolina on June 22, 1942 to Thomas L. and Vera Hatcher Royall. He was a member of Snow Hill Baptist Church in Dobson, North Carolina. He was a retired driver for a building material company. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Darlene Royall; two sons and daughter-in-law, James ''Jamie'' and Heather Royall of Mount Airy, North Carolina and Donnie and Joyce Royall of King, North Carolina; three daughters and sons-in-law, Tonya Royall of Rhode Island, Annette and Mark Mounce of Mt. Airy, N.C., and Linda and Bert Thompson of Seattle, Washington; his mother, Vera Hatcher Royall of Dobson, N.C.; five grandchildren, Crystal Mounce of Mt. Airy, Brandon Mounce of Mt. Airy, Amber Royall of Winston-Salem, Faith Royall of Mt. Airy, and Juliette Thompson of Seattle, Washington; brothers, Curtis Royall of Dobson, Robert Royall of Mt. Park, N.C., Russell Royall of Baltimore, Maryland, Paul Royall of Baltimore, and Odel Royall of Stuart, Virginia; sisters, Myrtle May Gilly of Sparta, N.C., Barbara Anna Royall of Baldwin, Ga., and Mary Jane Royall of Dobson. Services will be held on Wednesday, September 1, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cox-Needham Chapel with Rev. Irving Galamore of Faith Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Royall Family Cemetery located at Liberty Knob Baptist Church in Wilkes County, N.C. Family will receive friends and family at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 31, 1999 from 7 to 9 p.m. and at other times at the Mounce residence 1509 Airview Dr., Mt. Airy. The Royall family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be sent to Hospice of Surry County, 1326 N. Main Street, Mt. Airy, N.C.27030. Services arranged by Cox-Needham Funeral Services of Pilot Mountain, N.C. 

SWAIN
Ms. Carol Absher Swain, 64, of 61 Hoskins Dr., Winston-Salem, died Monday, Aug . 30, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born April 18, 1935 in Wilkes County to Thamar and Goldie Burchette Absher. Ms. Swain was owner and operator of Forest Hill Beauty Salon. She was preceded in death by her father, Thamar Absher. Surviving are two sons, Steve Ray Swain and wife Linda and Shawn Eric Swain; two daughters, Susan S. Williams and husband Henry and Sandy D. Swain; her mother, Goldie B. James; three grandchildren, Richard and Michael Swain and D.J. Williams, all of Winston-Salem; one sister, Barbara Eisenlohr and husband Gerald of Kernersville; a special friend, Paul R. Swain. Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. Selby McManus officiating. Burial will follow in Parklawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and at other times at 61 Hoskins Dr., Winston-Salem, N.C. 

WATSON 
Mr. David Robert Watson, 52, of 2270 Darwick Rd. died Sunday, August 29, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born Jan . 2, 1947 in Guilford County to Jack Lee Watson and Lillian Jeanette Myers Watson. Mr. Watson graduated from West Forsyth High School. He was a member of Hope Moravian Church, the Elks Lodge #449, and Co-owner of Piedmont Flight Center. He also served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Surviving are his wife Mrs. Vicky Jones Watson, one daughter Heather Watson Branch and husband Kenny of Winston-Salem, two sisters Linda Watson Atkinson and husband William of Boca Raton, Fla., Janet Watson Holder and husband Carter of Gray, Tenn. Sister-in-law Janet and Dan Jennings of Lewisville, four nephews Allen and Brian Atkinson, Tom and Tim Holder, one niece Lisa Robertson, his aunt, Fern Simmons of Winston-Salem and his uncle Fred Myers of Greensboro. Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hope Moravian Church. Rev. Galen Hahn, and Rev. David Merritt will officiate. Burial will follow in the church Graveyard. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Hope Moravian Church, 2759 Hope Church Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27127.

ARNETT
LEXINGTON -- Jashunn Leonard Arnett, 20, of Lampan Lane, Winston-Salem, passed on Friday, September 10, 1999 at his home unexpectedly. He was a graduate of Carver High School in Winston-Salem and was of the Methodist faith. He is survived by his parents, Heyward Bryant and Juanita Arnett both of Winston-Salem, N.C.; one brother, Anthony C. Arnett of Durham, N.C.; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Gladys Arnett of Lexington; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hazel Bryant of Lake City, S.C.; and a host of other loving and caring relatives and friends. Homegoing services will be conducted on Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at 3:00 p.m. form the Chapel of the Morrison-Studevent Funeral Home in Lexington, the Rev. Dr. Dewey Smith will deliver the words of comfort and burial will follow in the Lexington City Cemetery. The family will receive friends on half hour prior to service time at the funeral home. Remains may be viewed today from noon until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and at other times the family will be at the home of the maternal grandmother at 111 Thurgood Ave., in Lexington. Morrison-Studevent Funeral Directors of Lexington are serving the family of Mr. Jashunn Leonard Arnett. (MORRISON STUDEVENT) 

CRADDOCK
Lula Elizabeth Craddock, 83, of High Point Road, died Monday, September 13, 1999 after a lengthy illness. She was born January 3, 1916 in Surry County to Jesse and Martha Jane Wagner Heath. Surviving are five daughters, Annie Mae Wilson of Pilot Mountain, Mary Faye Lineberry and Patsy Craddock both of Winston-Salem, Brenda Conrad of Walkertown, and Carol Beard of Pfafftown. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Foy Dull in 1997. Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at King Memorial Park in King with Rev. Bobby Roberson officiating. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. (SLATE FUNERAL HOME IN KING) 

CRYSEL 
WILKESBORO -- Mr. Alfred Allen Crysel, 77, of Congo Road, Wilkesboro, widower of Elsie Marie Wike Crysel, died Sunday, September 12, 1999 at Vencor Hospital in Greensboro. Funeral services will be held Wednesday 11:00 a.m. at Union United Methodist Church with the Rev. T. Steven McLain and the Rev. Scott Church officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Crysel was born October 27, 1921 in Wilkes County to Richard Allen and Sallie Caudill Crysel. He was a truck driver for over forty years, later driving for Cashion Oil Company until he retired. Mr. Crysel was a member and trustee of Union United Methodist Church. He served in the United States Army during WWII. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Dwight (Norma Jean) Baity of Moravian Falls; one son, Kenneth Allen Crysel of Salsibury; one sister, Lou Crysel of Wilkesboro; and one grandson. The family will receive friends at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home Tuesday night from 7 until 9. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Union United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall Building Fund, 2257 Boone Trail, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659. 

DICKENS 
ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. -- Mr. William E. Dickens, 74 of Dickens Farm Road, Roanoke Rapids, N.C. passed away at his home on Monday, August 23, 1999. Mr. Dickens was born September 13, 1924, in Halifax County to the late Jacob A. Dickens and Nannie Sue Vaughan Dickens. He is survived by his wife, Hazel H. Dickens of the home; two daughters, Clara (Vickie) D. Reese and her husband, Norman of Advance and Wanda D. Norwood of Roanoke Rapids; one son, Edward L. Dickens and his wife, Lisa of Roanoke Rapids; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four brothers, Leonard Dickens of Halifax, N.C., Eliott Dickens, and Allan Dickens of Gaston, N.C., Grady Dickens of Nashville, N.C.; and three sisters, Avis D. Williams, Minnie Grace D. Harton, and Hazel D. Hasty all of Roanoke Rapids. He was preceded in death by five sisters, Pauline D. Boseman, Nettie Mae D. Hawkins, Mary D. Lewis, Bertha D. Shell, and Ethel D. Glasgow and one brother, Warren Vaughan Dickens. Mr. Dickens was a farmer and a member of the Smith United Methodist Church. He served as Treasurer in The Methodist Men's Club in 1958. He farmed for over 50 years and was a member of the Two Ton Peanut Club in 1960 and 1962 receiving recognition of outstanding performance by the N.C. State College of Agriculture and the N.C. Peanut Growers Association. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy (Sea Bees) from May 1944-May 1946. He was stationed on the Island of Iwojima from April 6, 1945 to Sept. 4, 1945 and then joined the 90th Battalion and was sent to Yokosuka, Japan. Services were conducted by Rev. Grady C. Dickens and Rev. Joe Lister. Burial was at the Crestview Memorial Cemetery on Smith Church Road in Roanoke Rapids, N.C. on August 26, 1999. The family wishes to express their thanks for all the cards, prayers, words of concern and acts of kindness that were expressed during their time of sorrow. 

EATON
KERNERSVILLE -- Mr. Clemon Washington Eaton, 73, of 2130 W. Mountain Street, died Monday, September 13, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born in Stokes County a son of the late Oscar Franklin Eaton and Della Mae Boles Eaton. Mr. Eaton was a WWII Veteran serving in England, Germany, and France. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Salmons Eaton of the home; two daughters and their husbands, Judy and Danny Evans and Kathy and Randy McPherson all of Kernersville; one sister, Dorothy Burton of Winston-Salem; two brothers, Herbert J. Eaton of Kernersville; Bobby E. Eaton of Summerfield; two grandsons, Glenn Scott Lane, Jr. and Michael McPherson; one granddaughter, April Lane; and one great-grandson, David Seth Lane. Funeral services will be conducted by Sister Rose Blalock, Rev. Linville Goad, and Rev. Lloyd Cregger at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at the Hayworth-Miller-Cain Funeral Home, Kernersville Chapel with interment to follow at Gardens of Memory, Walkertown. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Kerwin Communtiy Tabernacle, Kerwin Circle, Kernersville, N.C. 27284 and the American Diabetes Association, 434 Fayetteville St. Mall, Two Hannover Square, Suite 1600, Raleigh, N.C. 27601. 

FELTS
RALEIGH -- Nancy Broadway Felts, 64, formerly of Mocksville, passed away Wednesday, September 8, 1999 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh, N.C. Mrs. Felts was born April 6, 1935 in Wilkes County to the late Clyde Nathaniel and Mate Lecta Broadway. She was preceded in death by one brother J.C. Broadway. She retired in 1971 from Hanes Knitwear, where she worked in the knitting department for more than 20 years. She was also an accomplished pianist and was honored numerous times as hostess of the year for the state or West Virginia. She was very much loved and appreciated by her family and all that knew her and will be greatly missed. mr. Flets is survived by two brothers, Odell Broadway of Chattanooga, Tenn. and Fred Broadway of Mocksville, N.C. and one sister, Edith Ray Broadway Carter of East Bend, N.C. The family received friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday, September 10, 1999 at Davie Funeral Service Chapel. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 11, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at Daive Funeral Service Chapel. The Rev. Aaron Carter officiated. Burial followed the service at Legion Memorial Cemetery in Cooleemee, N.C. Davie Funeral Service, LLC 416 Valley Rd., Mocksville, N.C. 27028 served the Broadway family. 

GLEDHILL 
Lois C. Gledhill, 78, of Winston-Salem, died September 12, 1999 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She had worked as nursing supervisor in various nursing homes in New York and North Carolina. She was a member of First Christian Church and was active in the Out of Sight Group. Survivors include her husband, James T. Gledhill; a daughter, Judy Watson of Whitehall, Pa.; three sons, James Gledhill II of Winston-Salem, John Gledhill of Patchogue, N.Y., and Robert Gledhill of Wantaugh, N.Y.; ten grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at First Christian Church. A graveside service will be held October 9, 1999 in Riegelsville, Pa. Memorials may be made to the Out of Sight Group, c/o Lydia Gilbert, 1305 Fairfield Drive, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27127. 

GUILFORD
WILSON -- Laura C. Guilford, 72, died Saturday. Funeral services will be Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Wilson, N.C. Among the survivors is a daughter, Marjorie Guilford of Winston-Salem. Arrangements by Thomas-Yelverton Co., Wilson. 

MANNING
EAST BEND -- Mrs. Michelle Ricardson Manning, 21, of East Bend, N.C. died Sunday, September 12, 1999. She was born January 18, 1978 in Forsyth County to Olin C. and Joann Myers Richardson. She was a beloved wife and mother. Surviving are her husband, Richard Paul Manning; one son, Richard Paul ''P.J.'' Manning II both of the home; her mother, JoAnn Richardson of Yadkin County; her father, Olin C. Richardson of Yadkin County; one brother, Matt Richardson; grandparents, Charlie and Darlene Myers of Winston-Salem and Helen White of Greensboro; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Michael and Kathy Bowen of Lexington; two aunts, Marie Myers and Debrah Myers; and one nephew, Bailey Alexander Livingston. Funeral services will be 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Fork Baptist Church with Dr. Joe Long officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. 

ORR
ADVANCE -- Evelyn Baker Orr of Bermuda Village, Advance, N.C., died September 11, 1999. She was born in Thomasville, N.C., the daughter of Nell Harris and William Baker. She graduated from Duke University and was married in 1939 to George Orr, Jr., a former Winston-Salem resident who died in 1985. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. James Orr Pierotti of Memphis, Tenn. and four step-grandchildren. The Orrs, who lived in Naples, Florida for many years, were active in many organizatins there. Mrs. Orr was on the Board of Planned Parenthood and the Board of Voters League of Collier County. She belonged to Trinity by the Cove Episcopal Church, the Royal Poinciana Golf and Country Club, and the Roaring Gap Club of Roaring Gap, North Carolina, where they were summer residents. A private graveside service will be held at Trinity by the Cove Episcopal Church in Naples, Florida. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Vogler and Sons Funeral Homes, Clemmons Chapel, is serving the Orr family. 

PARDUE 
NORTH WILKESBORO -- Mr. Andrew Ray Pardue, 79, of Rock Creek Road, North Wilkesboro, died Monday, September 13, 1999 at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Rock Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Linwood Campbell, the Rev. Roger Tilley, and the Rev. Wade Ivy officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Pardue was born February 14, 1920 in Wilkes County to Andrew Cary and Rebecca Mae Dowell Pardue. He was a foreman at Foster-Sturdivant Construction Company and was a member of Rock Creek Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Pardue of the home; one daughter, Carol Bryant of North Wilkesboro; one son, Michael Ray Pardue of North Wilkesboro; four sisters, Mildred Tharpe of Roaring River, Maxie Royal of Hamptonville, N.C.; Pat Johnson of Eutawville, S.C., and Jessie Lee Ester of Taylorsville; and three grandchildren. The family will receive friends at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home tonight from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wilkes Developmental Day School, 1021 Welborn Avenue, Wilkesboro, N.C. 28697 or to Rock Creek Baptist Church, of 1954 Rock Creek Road, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659. 

PORTER
HIGH POINT -- Mrs. Sylvia Watson Porter, 75, of 3951 Johnson St., died September 12, 1999 at her residence. She was born March 11, 1924 in Mintonville, Ky. the daughter of Winford Alister and Ruth Hughes Watson. She had been a resident of High Point for twenty-four years and was a homemaker. On April 20, 1946 she married and is survived by Bobby P. Porter of the home. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Rebecca A. Bess and her husband, Rev. Walter Bess of Fairfax, Calif. and Mrs. Cynthia L. Price and her husband, Jim of High Point; a son, John M. Porter of Greensboro; two sisters, Mrs. Cleta Callahan of Cincinnati, Ohio and Mrs. Peggy Snyder of Science Hill, Ky.; and two grandchildren, Erik Price and Matthew Price. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home Chapel in Science Hill, Ky. Burial will be at Valley Oak Cemetery in Argyle, Ky. Visitation will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sechrest Funeral Home in High Point, N.C. and one hour before the service in Science Hill, Ky. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 5275, High Point, N.C. 27262. Sechrest Funeral Service in High Point is in charge of local arrangements. 

PRIOR
Mr. Dupont Newton Prior, 84, passed away on Sunday, September 12, 1999 at Yadkinville Nursing Center. Mr. Prior was born on October 21, 1914 in Calhoun Falls, South Carolina to Willie Wallace and Effie Savannah Carter Prior. There will be a graveside service conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at Forsyth Memorial Park Cemetery by Dr. Cecil Cave, Jr., Rev. Danny Prior, and Rev. Tim Gammons. Mr. Prior spent most of his life in Winston-Salem and was a member of Mineral Springs Baptist Church. He had worked with the Boy Scouts of America through the Old Hickory Council. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Jerry Alexander of Winston-Salem; five grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 14, 1999 at Vogler & Sons Reynolda Chapel. The family asks that memorials be made to Mineral Springs Baptist Church Radio Ministries, 3733 Ogburn Avenue, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27105. 

REAVES 
Mr. Mark Douglas Reaves, 45, died Sunday, Septmeber 12, 1999 at his mother's home on Sylvia St. He had been a resident of Jack and Jeannie's Family Care Home in Walkertown. He was born January 6, 1954 to Daniel M. and Pearl Gilmore Reaves. Mr. Reaves was a member of Northwest Baptist Church and was a graduate of R.J. Reynolds High School in 1972. He attended Chowan College and received an Associate Degree from Forsyth Technical Community College. He participated in the Sister Program in 1971 in Bucaramanga Columbia, South America as a Spanish Exchange Student. He was preceded in death by his father in 1987. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Pearl Reaves of the home; one sister, Shirley Reaves Prince and husband, Jimmy of High Point; four brothers, Danny M. Reaves and wife, Vicky of Winston-Salem, Brad P. Reaves and wife, Anne of Greensboro, Allen D. Reaves and wife, Carmen of El Cerrito, California, and Rick G. Reaves and wife, Patrice of Greensboro; two nephews; and five nieces. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Dr. Jeff Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in Parklawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Northwest Baptist Church, Elevator Fund, 407 Petree Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27106 or to Hospice of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, 1100-C S. Stratford Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103. 

REYNOLDS 
Mr. Daniel Ferdinand Reynolds, 90, of 718 Westover Avenue, died Sunday, September 12, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. Mr. Reynolds was born October 4, 1908 in Winston-Salem to Lamb Archibald and Bessie Binkley Reynolds. He was secretary of L.A. Reynolds Company and general manager of the Nursery and Landscape Department for 30 years. He was president of ReyNol, Inc., which was a real estate holding corporation and vice-president of Reynolds Construction. He served as president of the North Carolina Nurserymen's Association and the Winston-Salem Lions Club. He was also past president of the Southern Nursery Association. Other memberships include the Forsyth Country Club, Twin City Club, and Seven Devils Resort Club. He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and a WWII Veteran serving in the U.S. Marines. In addition to his memberships, Mr. Reynolds was an avid golfer and fisherman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary Toner Reynolds and three brothers, Frank T. Reynolds, Galloway G. Reynolds, and Tom Reynolds. Surviving are one daughter, Robin Reynolds of the residence; one son, Peter A. Reynolds and wife, Judith of Corvallis, Montana; one sister, Ruth Hartle of Lewisville; and two brothers, Herbert Reynolds and wife, Pat of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. in Centenary United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends in the church parlor following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 658, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27102. (Vogler & Sons Main Street) 

THOMPSON
Mrs. Armenta T. Thompson, of 2351 Patterson Avenue, passed away Saturday, Septmeber 11, 1999 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home following a period of illness. She was a native of Lancaster, S.C. where she attended the public schools and was a resident of Winston-Salem for over forty years. Mrs. Thompson was a former employee of Winston Leaf & Tobacco Company and a member of the Hanes Memorial CME Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Thompson and son, Willie George Thompson. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at 3:00 p.m. from the Hanes Memorial CME Church with Dr. Michael K. Williams, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends thirty minutes prior to the service at the church. Surviving are a son, Bobby Thompson of the home; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; seven sister, Hester T. Blassingame, Louise T. McCullough, and Helen T. Blackmon all of Winston-Salem, N.C., Mary Alice (Heyward) Stewart, Reva J. (Rev. Bennie) Stinson, Pauline (Kelly) Benson, and Catherine (Otis) Coffey all of Lancaster, S.C.; two brothers, George Thompson of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Edgo (Sarah) Thompson of Lancaster, S.C.; three sisters-in-law, Letha Thompson of Brooklyn, Euphemia Thompson of Washington, D.C., and Mary (Robert) Eldridge of Pittsburgh, Pa.; one aunt, Mrs. Hattie P. Ingram of Lancaster; and a host of other relatives and friends. The family may be contacted and the cortege will assemble and leave from the residence at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday. (HOOPER)


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