Miscellaneous Forsyth County, North Carolina Obituaries
1999

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ADAMS
Mr. Pete Edward Adams, 68, of Luther Street died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at Meadowbrook Terrace. Mr. Adams was born in Yadkin County on Aug. 19, 1932, to Thomas Zemriah Adams and Lucinda McCollum Adams. Surviving are a son, Jimmy Adams and wife Melva of Winston-Salem; nine grandchildren, Jason, Christopher, Crystal, Jamie, Robert, Rebecca, William, Joshua and Steven; five great-grandchildren, Merranda, Jeffery, Kimberly, Amanda and Monica; four brothers, Ray, Howard, Alvin and Robert; and three sisters, Erie Ridings, Jean Tuttle and Jane Colley. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at Parklawn Memorials Gardens, with the Rev. Bill Chatman officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel.

BONNER
Ms. Lillie Hardy Bonner of 285 Parkwood Court departed this life Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at her residence. She was born in Winston-Salem on May 15, 1948, to the late Samuel and Lula B. Hardy. Lillie was a devoted and faithful member of Mercy Seat Holy Church. She was formerly employed at WinstonSalem Savings & Loan and as a substitute teacher for the Forsyth County school system. Lillie was preceded in death by her sister, Lola; her father, Samuel Sr.; her brother, Samuel Jr.; her mother, Lula; and her sister, Pearlie Hardy. She leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, Terri Holmes; a son, Tavoris Holmes both of Winston-Salem; three grandchildren, Rhea Gist, Courtnie Holmes and Jordyn Anderson all of Winston-Salem; five sisters, Mamie H. Caldwell, Mary (Timothy) Alexander, Evelyn (Samuel) Conrad, Catherine (Taft) Mack and Burnu (Joseph) Rucker; two brothers, William Grady (Chris) Hardy and Theodore Hardy; an uncle, Ruben McQuilla; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at Mercy Seat Holy Church, with Bishop T.R. Rice officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. at the church. The funeral cortege will assemble and leave from the residence. Arrangements entrusted to Gilmore Funeral Home. (GILMORE)

BROWN
Mrs. Evelyn ''Tip'' Poole Brown, 86, died Wednesday night at the Triad United Methodist Home following an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Fletcher Lee and Connie Haley Poole of Winston-Salem. Mrs. Brown attended school in Switzerland and was a graduate of Sweetbriar College. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur William Brown, in 1986. Surviving are her daughter, Robin Pennazoli; her son, Paul P. Brown and wife Margaret, all of Winston-Salem; five grandchildren, Candace, Angela, Jeff, Todd and Ricky Perryman; and four great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, in the Chapel of First Presbyterian Church conducted by Dr. Jeff White. The family will receive friends following the service.

CHILDRESS
Mr. James Monroe Childress, 61, of Walkertown died Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 13, 2000, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He was born in Forsyth County on June 4, 1939 to Earlie Richard and Cleo Blakley Childress. Mr. Childress was a retired truck driver and was currently the owner of D&S Consignment Shop. Surviving are his wife, Essie Overby Childress of the home; six children, Patricia, Judy, James Jr., Darrell, Bryant and Michael Childress, all of Tampa, Fla.; three sisters, Frances ''Sissy'' Brown of Walkertown, Shirley (Larry) Buthcher of Dobson and Lillian ''Lynn'' Choplin of Winston-Salem; two half-sisters, Alfie Mae Wilson of Winston-Salem and Dorothy Sumner of Charlotte; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; and especially his best friends, his bird Chipper and his dogs. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Dry Pond Church of Christ Cemetery near Stuart, Va., conducted by Brother Roger Cranfill. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. The family request no flowers. Memorials may be made to the James Childress Memorial Fund, c/o BB&T, 3001 Waughtown St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101. The family may be contacted through Lynn Choplin at 725-1947 or at the home at 595-3094.

DANIELS
Prominent educator Zelma Daniels succumbs at 92. The Celebration of Life and Musical Tribute for Zelma Creola Daniels, mother of Donna L. Rice and Joseph Rondal Daniels, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the First Baptist Church of East Winston-Salem. Interment will immediately follow the ceremony. Funeral services will be conducted by the Russell Funeral Home in Winston-Salem. Kindly send cards, telegrams or other expressions of sympathy to Russell Funeral Home, 822 Carl Russell Ave., Winston-Salem, NC 27101.

FLETCHER
Mrs. Libenus Neal Fletcher, 79, of 505 Kinard Drive passed away Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at the Nursing Center at Oak Summit following a period of illness. She was a native of Union, S.C., born April 29, 1921, the daughter of Sudie and Benjamin Neal. She was a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Elizabeth Missionary Group and the Sunday school. She was a retired employee of the Camel City Laundry and Dry Cleaners with over 30 years of service. She is survived by a very devoted daughter, Addie Jabbar (Al) of the home; three sons, Graham Fletcher (Priscilla) of Raleigh, William Henry Fletcher and Anthony Curtis Fletcher, both of Winston-Salem; a stepson, Thomas Fletcher Sims (Vale) of Winston-Salem; six grandchildren, two devoted, LaToya Marsh (James), Tasheika Davis and Tijuan Simon, Trellis Simon, Tomorrow Simon and Derek Simon; two great-grandchildren, Avery Marsh and Taelore Marsh; a sister, Pearl Moses of Philadelphia; a devoted niece, Alberta Fair; and a host of other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at the Mount Zion Baptist Church with Dr. Derenus T. Churn Sr. officiating. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery. The family visitation will be from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. (RUSSELL)

FOY
Pamela Hicks Foy, 50, died Sept. 1, 2000, at Forsyth Medical Center. Pamela was the loving daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.W. and Joyce Hicks. Surviving are her father, ''Bill;'' sister Sheila Edwards; nephew Kenny Edwards; and grandnephew Lane Edwards. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the Cancer Research Center. A memorial service will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at the home of her sister. All close friends and family are invited to attend.

GABRIEL
Mr. Robert Ray Gabriel Sr., 69, of 2463 Westfield Ave. died at home Thursday morning. He was born in Mooresville on Aug. 8, 1931, to Joe Ray and Rena Alley Gabriel. Mr. Gabriel served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He retired from USAir in 1989 after 30 years of service. He served on the boards of Pop Warner Football and Little League Baseball. Mr. Gabriel had been a member of the Exchange Club and the local Corvair Club. For many years he was a member of Bethabara Moravian Church , where he played in the church band. Surviving are his wife, Margaret Harrison Gabriel of the home; a daughter, Martha Elizabeth Gabriel of Ithaca, N.Y.; two sons, Robert Ray Gabriel Jr. and wife Ann of Richmond, Va. and Joel Parks Gabriel and wife Linda of Winston-Salem; six grandchildren, Elizabeth Katherine Crumley, Jenna Rae Gabriel, Jason Thomas Gabriel, Jacob Parks Gabriel, Brittany Nicole Gabriel and Jeremy Dwayne Gabriel; and a sister, Betty Jo Lowrance of Mooresville. The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethabara Moravian Church conducted by the Rev. Don Griffin and the Rev. Bill Campbell. Interment will follow in Bethabara Moravian Graveyard. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Vogler and Sons Reynolds Road Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Capital Improvement Fund, Bethabara Moravian Church, 2100 Bethabara Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106.

GOODYEAR
BALTIMORE, Md. -- Patricia O'Neil Goodyear, a retired vice president of corporate communications at T. Rowe Price was killed in an automobile accident Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, on U.S. 50 near Queenstown. She was 62. Mrs. Goodyear, who lived at Harbor Court Condominium in Baltimore, was driving to her farm near Cambridge when she lost control of her car and struck a tree. She joined T. Rowe Price, a money-management company, in the mid-1960s as an executive secretary. After she was promoted to vice president of corporate communications, Mrs. Goodyear established the Shareholder Communications Department, which produces quarterly reports and other communications sent to shareholders. She retired in 1996. ''Patricia was the consummated professional.'' said George Collins, the former chief executive officer of T. Rowe Price. ''She was a very honest person who set high standards.'' said Janice McCrory, a friend of 35 years and an assistant vice president of T. Rowe Price. Mrs. Goodyear's civic interests including serving on the board of the South Baltimore Learning Center and on the collection committee of the Walters Art Gallery. ''She had two central ingredients that made the Walters live and prosper,'' said Walters director Gary Vikan. ''She loved the Walters and understood its position in the community. She had a very gentle spirit that was admired by all. Her death comes as an absolute shock to me and she will be sorely missed.'' Another interest was the South Baltimore Learning Center, where she was a member of the organization's board and was a co-chairwoman of its capital fund-raising campaign. ''She played a major role in our fund-raising effort and was extremely dedicated to our mission to bring literacy and job skills to the disadvantaged of South Baltimore.'' said Sonia Socha, the executive director. ''She was very dedicated to the center and helped establish our credibility. It gave her great joy to be able to help the less fortunate. She truly had a caring heart.'' A tireless worker, it wasn't uncommon to see Mrs. Goodyear busily stuffing envelopes or helping organize a fund-raising activity . ''She was our highest individual donor but never wanted any recognition.'' said Ms. Socha. ''She felt strongly about literacy and thought that education could help solve many of society's problems.'' said Ms. McCrory. Mrs. Goodyear enjoyed spending time with her husband and entertaining friends at their 100-acre farm near Cambridge, which dates to the 1840s. She also enjoyed flower gardening. She was a member of the Baltimore Country Club and was the first woman elected to the club's board of governors. She wrote a history of the club, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1998. Patricia O'Neil was born and raised in Winston-Salem. In 1960, she received her bachelor's degree from Wake Forest University, where she was an active alumna and had served on the board of visitors. She was a communicant of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St., where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Friday. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Spedden Seward Cemetery, Hillspoint Road, Cambridge. She was the beloved wife of James A. Goodyear; loving sister-in-law of Fred J. Goodyear; and aunt of Jennifer Goodyear, Lisa Murphy, Neil Whitley and Michael Goodyear. She is also survived by five grandnephews. Contributions to South Baltimore Learning Center, 28E Ostend St., Baltimore, Md. 21230, or the Walters Art Gallery in Mrs. Goodyear's memory will be appreciated.

HEDGEPATH
Mary Roberson ''Maggie'' Hedgepath, 85, a resident of 1050 Wendover Circle, Winston-Salem, and a former resident of 224 Cherry St., Henderson, died Tuesday at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem. She was a native of Vance County and was the daughter of the late Lemuel and Artelia Stanton Roberson. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at St. John's Episcopal Church by the Rev. John Simons. She is survived by her husband, Joseph E. Hedgepath of the home; a daughter, Susan M. White of Winston-Salem; a brother, the Rev. Lemuel Gibbons Roberson of Charleston, S.C.; a sister, Gilda Gray R. Leonard of Henderson; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 974, Henderson, NC 27536, or to Winston-Salem Hospice, 1100-C S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Arrangements are by the J.M. White Funeral Home in Henderson.

HESTER
Mr. James David Hester Sr., 68, of Winston-Salem died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at his home. He was born Oct. 25, 1931, in Catawba County to the late Floyd Lee and Lela Hallman Hester. Mr. Hester was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. He was a retired master sergeant of the U.S. Air Force, with 21 years of service. He was later employed with Wilson Pest Control. He was preceded in death by a brother, Glenn Richard Hester, and a granddaughter, Lisa Marie Wiesener. Surviving are MaryLee Hester of Clemmons; a daughter, Cathy Wiesner and husband Steve of King; a daughter, Debbie James and husband Jeff of Pfafftown and their daughter, Courtney; a son, James David Hester Jr. and wife Eva of St. Petersburg, Fla., their son Samuel and daughter Sara; a son, Mike Hester and wife Tricia of Advance, their son, Michael and daughter Karen; a son, Greg Hester and wife Cassie of Winston-Salem, their daughter, Emily and son Kyle; and two sisters, Grace Sherrill and husband Sydney and Jeannine Miller and husband Harold all of Conover. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Clemmons, with Father Frank O'Rourke officiating. Burial will follow in Westlawn Gardens of Memory, with military rites by the District 11 Memorial Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4 A Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, NC 27405 or Hospice of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, 1100-C S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.

LEWIS
Mrs. Shirley McLaurin Lewis of 2524 Reynolds Park Road quietly and serenely departed this life Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000. She was born to Henry and Pearline McLaurin on Feb. 20, 1947. She attended Carver Crest (L.A. Cook) and Paisley Senior High School. Mrs. Lewis was an employee of US Airways for 21 years. She was member of Solid Rock Missionary Baptist, where she was an ordained deaconess. She served as vice president of the deaconess board. She leaves to mourn her husband, Henry I. Lewis, Jr.; a daughter, Lisa (Kevin) Williams; a son, Henry (Joy) I. Lewis, III; six grandchildren, Devin, Kevin, Junior ( who preceded her in death), Briana and Kaylen Williams, Shana and Jermaine Lewis; sister Elizabeth (Ronald) Dendy; two nieces, Ronnetta (Kevin) Canty of Charlotte and Tonya Hairston and a host of relatives and friends. God saw the road was getting rough, the hills were hard to climb. He gently closed those loving eyes and whispered Peace Be Thine. The weary hours, the days of pain, the sleepless nights are past, the ever patient, worn out frame has found sweet rest at last. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church, where the Rev. Charles W. Leak will officiate. Burial will follow in Piedmont Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at the Gilmore Chapel. The funeral cortege will assemble and leave from the residence. Arrangements entrusted to Gilmore Funeral Home. (GILMORE).

MALTBIE
Dorothy Paige Maltbie, 89, of 1244 Arbor Road, A-402 Corpening Triad Methodist Home, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, in Winston-Salem. Mrs. Maltbie was born in Ticonderoga, N.Y., on Feb. 27, 1911, the daughter of the late Clarence and Elise Foster. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church from 1946 to 1983 and was active in the Arbor Acres United Methodist Home Church community since 1983. She worked at the post office in Brant Lake, N.Y., before her marriage and was preceded in death by her husband, Armstrong Maltbie, in 1983. A memorial service is planned for Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at the Arbor Acres United Methodist Retirement Home in Winston-Salem. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Arbor Acres United Methodist Community, 1240 Arbor Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104.

McGEE
Mrs. Alpha ''Pat'' Louise Lawson McGee, 74, of 186 Hoy Long Road, Winston-Salem (Midway community) passed away Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born May 14, 1926, in Forsyth County the daughter of the late E. Creed Lawson and Beatrice S. Lawson. She was the widow of Henry T. McGee Jr. and was also preceded in death by four brothers; a sister; a grandson; and a great-grandson. Mrs. McGee was retired from Hanes Hosiery Division and worked several years for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school's cafeterias. Surviving are a daughter, Brenda Lewis and husband Richard; a son, Stephen McGee and wife Sharon; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Frances Settle and Earline Ketner; special nieces and nephews; and many faithful friends. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. Burial will follow in Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Davidson County, P.O. Box 1941, Lexington, NC 27293; Davidson County Home Health Care, P.O. Box 439, Lexington, NC 27293; or Davidson County Senior Services for Meals on Wheels, 935 N. Main St., Lexington, NC 27292; all of which were so caring and added enjoyment to her final months of life.

MYERS
ELKIN -- Miss Della Jane Myers, 67, of 2569 Austin-Traphill Road died Thursday afternoon at Hugh Chatham Nursing Center. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cool Springs Baptist Church Cemetery by the Rev. Joe Blackburn and Dr. Max Hill. Miss Myers was born in Wilkes County on Nov. 27, 1932, to John J. and Beulah Newman Myers. She was a registered nurse, having graduated from Davis Hospital School of Nursing in 1954. She was retired from Sara Lee Corp. and was a member of First Baptist Church in Jonesville. Surviving are numerous cousins and two godchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that any memorials be made to the Prayer Garden at First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 98, Jonesville, NC 28642. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Kennedy Funeral Home in Elkin.

OLIVE
Dr. A. Thomas Olive, 69, formerly of Lewisville, died Sept. 14, 2000, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. A graduate of Mars Hill College and Wake Forest University, he was awarded a master's and doctorate degrees in entomology from N.C. State University. Dr. Olive taught at Wake Forest University for 28 years. Survivors include Betty Olive of Winston-Salem; a daughter, Cecilie Olive Breese and husband Steve of Cary; a son, Dana Olive of Winston-Salem; two granddaughters, Becky and Jenny Breese of Cary; a sister-in-law, Frances Olive of Charlotte; a brother-in-law, John Turner Jr. and wife Bonnie of Winston-Salem; and four nieces. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Unity Moravian Church in Lewisville. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 this evening at the church. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County; Unity Moravian Church; or Wake Forest University. Arrangements by Memorial Funeral Chapel.

OPDYKE
GREENSBORO -- Doris Nixon Opdyke, 82, of 1208 New Garden Road died Sept. 7, 2000, at her residence. A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at the Sedgefield Presbyterian Church, 4216 Wayne Road, Greensboro, with a musical tribute beginning at 2:30. Doris will be remembered for a life of faithfulness to her family, church and community. Her husband, children and grandchildren were blessed to have her warm and caring ways that became a source of strength and encouragement. She was an elder, a leader in the Presbyterian Women's Organization, worship commission and children's choir. Doris was a faithful presence in church choirs for more than 60 years. She gave many years of service to her community by serving as a volunteer for the American Red Cross and delivering meals for the United Services for Older Adults Mobile Meals Program. To those who knew her, Doris truly fulfilled her call to be God's faithful servant wherever she was needed. Survivors include her husband, William T. Opdyke; daughters Susan Opdyke of Newton, Mass., and Jane McMasters of San Diego; sons Richard Opdyke of Charlotte and Robert Opdyke of Greensboro; sister Beatrice Hand of Denville, N.J.; and six grandchildren. The family will receive friends after the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Sedgefield Presbyterian Church Organ Fund, 4216 Wayne Road, Greensboro, NC 27407, or to Hospice at Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405. Hanes-Lineberry N. Elm Street Chapel is assisting the family.

REAVIS
YADKINVILLE -- Mazie Elizabeth Hayes Reavis, 73, passed away Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born Aug. 21, 1927, in Davidson County to the late Harvey and Lala Watson Hayes. Mrs. Reavis was a homemaker and a member of South Oak Ridge Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip W. Reavis, and a brother, Jesse Lee Hayes. Surviving are her daughter, Mary Kathryn Reavis of Yadkin Nursing Center, Yadkinville; a sister, Kathleen (Nelson) Hutchens of Mocksville; and several nieces and nephews. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Gentry Family Chapel, conducted by Dr. Phil Beavers. Burial will follow in the South Oak Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Gentry Family Funeral Services, Highway 601 North, Yadkinville.

SHELTON
MOCKSVILLE -- Mr. John Hugh Shelton, 75, of Howell Road passed away Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem. Mr. Shelton was born Nov. 15, 1924, in Davie County to the late John D. and Ila Mae Sprinkle Shelton. He is survived by two daughters, Christine (Wayne) Dobbins and Janice Smith of Yadkinville; a sister, Cornelia (Batry) Smith of Mocksville; and a brother, Tommy Shelton of Danville, Va. Also surviving are five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Earlene Sapp of Pfafftown. Mr. Shelton was a member of Courtney Baptist Church, was a retired farmer and was retired from Advance Security as a guard at the Inderrsol-Rand Co. in Mocksville. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Gentry Family Funeral Service on Highway 601 N., Yadkinville. His funeral service will follow at 8 p.m. in the Gentry Family Chapel, conducted by the Rev. John Brown, the Rev. David Maynard and the Rev. Curtis Gibson. Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, in the Courtney Baptist Church Cemetery. The family requests that memorials be made to Courtney Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 3341 Courtney Church Road, Yadkinville, NC 27055, or to the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.

SMITH
WALNUT COVE -- Mr. Roger Gene Smith, 53, died unexpectedly Tuesday at his home . He was born Aug. 18, 1947, in Forsyth County to the late Herman and Blanche Smith. He was of the Baptist faith and was a brick mason. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Paul. Survivors are two brothers, David Smith of Walnut Cove and the Rev. Daniel and wife Jane Smith of Belews Creek; four sisters, Tammy (Keith) Dezarn of Pinnacle, Ann (Doug) Dalton of Reidsville, Lillie (Bobby) Westmoreland of Rural Hall and Sadie Southern of Winston-Salem; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Burroughs Funeral Home, with the Rev. Frank Shumate officiating. Burial will follow in Gospel Light Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and other times at the home of Lillie and Bobby Westmoreland in Rural Hall.

TATUM
Mrs. Daisy Brock Tatum, 100, of 1130 Madison Ave., known to family and friends as ''Granny,'' went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000. She passed away at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center after a brief illness. Mrs. Tatum was born July 22, 1900, to Lucy and Green Brock. She was a native of Farmington in Davie County, but she lived most of her life in Winston-Salem. She was a lifelong member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church in Farmington. Her husband, the Rev. Joseph Tatum, preceded her in death. She was a loving mother and grandmother that always had a word of wisdom from the Lord for family and friends. She leaves to cherish her memory a devoted daughter, Mrs. Lucy McIvor of the home; five grandchildren, Gloria (John) Phillips, Brendolyn McCoy of Pfafftown, Nora Sullivan, Ella Mae White and James (Brenda) Tatum; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Nellie Lyons of Farmington; two devoted caretakers, Juanetta Smith and Shelia Hamilton; two special nieces, Mildred Lyons and Harriet Richardson of Mocksville; and a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Cedar Creek Baptist Church in Farmington, with the Rev. Sam Hairston officiating. Clark S. Brown and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of services and arrangements.

WHITTAKER
MOCKSVILLE -- Mr. Roger Lee Whittaker, 67, of Duke Whittaker Road died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at his residence. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Blaise Baptist Church , with the Rev. Glenn Sellers officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. The family will be at Eaton Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. They request memorials be considered for Blaise Baptist Church Building Fund, 134 Blaise Church Road, Mocksville, NC 27028. Mr. Whittaker was born July 7, 1933, in Davie County to Jessie Whittaker Howell of Mocksville and the late Duke L. Whittaker. He was retired from Sara Lee Corp. in Winston-Salem with 43 years of service and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a charter member of Blaise Baptist Church , where he served as deacon and had been church treasurer. Survivors include his mother; his wife, Peggy Beck Whittaker of the home; a son, Mitchell (Julie) Whittaker of Paducah, Ky.; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Regina) Takacs of Berwick, Pa. and Mrs. Audi (Jennifer) Delouise of Lewisville; four grandchildren, Marshall, Molly and Megan Whittaker and Abigail Takacs; a sister, Mrs. Verious (Betty) Angell; and two brothers, Jimmy (Retha) Whittaker and Gene (Bunni) Whittaker all of Mocksville.

WILLIS
Mrs. Erica Choate Willis, 32, of Winston-Salem died Wednesday, Sept., 13, 2000, as a result of an accident. Funeral services and burial will be in Evansville, Ind.
Local arrangements for the Willis family are being provided by Foster Funeral Home (769-5548).

WIMBISH
Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. James Robert ''Jim'' Wimbish, 70, of Morehead City, formerly of Arcadia, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Sept. 16, at Davidson Funeral Home Hickory Tree Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Sammy Shoaf. Burial with full military rites will follow in Parklawn Memorial Gardens. Mr. Wimbish was born April 12, 1930, in Winston-Salem to Edward Wimbish and Ollie Mae Mitchell Wimbish. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years as a master sergeant and retired from security at Wachovia Bank after 20 years. He was a member of Enterprise Moravian Church and the Fred D. Craver VFW Post 10485. Surviving are his wife, Marie Wimbish of the home; daughters Shelley Griffith, Bonnie Adams and Terri Abernathy, all of Kernersville, Robin Allred of Pine Knoll Shores and Katrina Minter of Morehead City; son Chris Rector of Lexington; 10 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; brother Lewis Wimbish of Asheville; and sisters Lucille Loyd, Helen Burchette and Lucy Mae Willett, all of Winston-Salem, and Dorothy Stafford of Gloychester, N.J. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Davidson Funeral Home Hickory Tree Chapel and other times at 590 Weaver Road, Welcome.

ROACH
Ethan Ted James Roach, infant son of Dean and Laura Roach, of 448 Lindsay Street #F, Kernersville, N.C. died September 20, 1999 at N.C. Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, N.C. He is survived by his parents, Dean and Laura Roach, Kernersville, N.C.; grandparents, Joseph and Sandra Bennett, Julie and Vernon Long, Jean and William Sayers, and Ted Roach, a step-sister, Whitney Amber Roach; great grandparents, Jack and Allure Bennett, Westfield, N.C., Glenn and Ruth Yarborough, Greenville, S.C., and Lucy Morrison of Ontario, Canada. Graveside services will be conducted Friday afternoon September 24, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at Stoney Ridge Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery by Rev. Carl Childs. The family will receive friends at the Cox-Needham Funeral Home and Chapel in Pilot Mountain, N.C. on Thursday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

ROACH
Mrs. Laura Evon Bennett Roach, 21, wife of Dean James Roach of 448 Lindsay Street #F, Kernersville, N.C., died Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at the North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C. Mrs. Roach was born in Forsyth County April 14, 1978 to Joseph E. Bennett and Julie Yarborough Long. She was a waitress. Surviving are her husband, Dean James Roach, of the home; one step-daughter, Whitney Amber Roach, Regina, SK, Canada, Two brothers, Michael Joseph Bennett, Westfield, N.C., Jacob Aaron Bennett, Westfield, N.C.; Two step-sisters, Suzanne Michelle Long, Winston-Salem, N.C., Amy Lynn Holmes, Westfield, N.C.; one step-brother and wife, Stephen and Sharon Holmes, Walnut Cove, N.C.; her father and his wife, Joseph and Sandra Bennett, Westfield, N.C.; her mother and husband, Julie and Vernon Long, Winston-Salem, N.C., mother-in-law and husband, Jean Sayers and William, Ontario, Canada; father-in-law, Ted Roach, Ontario, Canada; grandparents, Jack and Allure Bennett, Westfield, N.C., Glenn and Ruth Yarborough, Greenville S.C. A graveside service will be conducted Friday, September 24, 1999 at Stoney Ridge Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery by the Rev. Carl Childs. The family will receive friends at the Cox-Needham Funeral Home and Chapel in Pilot Mountain, N.C. on Thursday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Cox-Needham Funeral Home in Pilot Mountain is in charge of services.

THOMAS
PILOT MOUNTAIN -- Mrs. Mary Sue Covington Thomas, 45, wife of Harry James (Jimmy) Thomas of 122 Parkview Circle, Pilot Mountain, N.C., died Wednesday morning, September 22, 1999 at her home after an extended illness. Mrs. Thomas was born in Forsyth County September 28, 1953 to the late Robert James and Mary Ruby Chilton Covington. She was an employee of the Surry County School System, at Pilot and Shoals Elementary Schools and was a member of Ararat Friends Meeting. Surviving are her husband, Harry James (Jimmy) Thomas of the home; one daughter, Emily Suzanne Thomas of the home, one son, Chad Justin Thomas of the home; a future son-in-law, William Vaden Dallas, of Roxboro, N.C.; one sister and brother-in-law, Anne C. and Wayne F. Johnson of Pilot Mountain; her mother and father-in-law, James and Mary Ann Thomas of Dobson; four brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Mark Thomas, Tim and Cindy Thomas, Mike and Robin Thomas, and Charlie Thomas and Teresa Coe all of Dobson; several cousins, nieces, nephews, and uncles; great-nieces and a great-nephew. Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by her parents, Robert James and Mary Ruby Chilton Covington. Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon, September 24, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at the Whitaker Chapel United Methodist Church by Rev. Elise Brown, Rev. Wayne Johnson, and Bruce Sprinkle. Burial will be in the Whitaker Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Thomas is at the Cox-Needham Funeral Home and chapel in Pilot Mountain. Mrs. Thomas will be taken to the Whitaker Chapel United Methodist Church Thursday evening September 23, 1999 at 5:00 p.m., where she will remain until the hour of the funeral services. The family will receive friends at the Whitaker Chapel United Methodist Church Thursday evening September 23, 1999 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and at other times at the Thomas Home, 122 Parkview Circle, Pilot Mountain, N.C. Memorials may be made in Floral Tribute or to Whitaker Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o J.W. Denny, 187 Burge Road, Pinnacle, N.C. 27043.

TRIPLETT
HAYS -- Mr. Jackie Gene ''Jack'' Triplett, age 54, husband of Patricia Wood Triplett, of Haynes Road, Hays died Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at his home. Funeral services will be held Friday, 2:00 at Bethany Baptist Church in the Rock Creek Community with the Rev. Hillery Wood, the Rev. Tommy Mathis, and the Rev. Ted Combs officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Triplett was born in Wilkes County, March 4, 1945, to Coy Arvil and Maie Ruth Huffman Triplett. He was a deacon and a member of Bethany Baptist Church. Mr. Triplett was employed by the NC Department of Corrections until his retirement. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Kim Beshears and Barbie Triplett, both of Hays, and Lisa Billings of Traphill; his parents Coy Arvil and Maie Ruth Huffman Triplett of North Wilkesoro; one sister, Susie Crowe of Millers Creek; two brothers, Harold Triplett of Purlear, and Gary Triplett of Millers creek; three grandchildren. The family will recieve at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home from 7:00 until 9:00 Thursday night. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society of America, 5624 Executive Center Drive, Suite 100, Charlotte, N.C. 28212.

WILLIAMS
Mr. Lawrence Derrick Williams, age 93, a former resident of Sunrise Towers, peacefully departed this life on September 19, 1999. He was born on April 15, 1906 in Williamsburg County, South Carolina, to the late Frances Cameron Williams and Sam Watson Williams. A resident of Winston-Salem for 43 years, Derrick was married to the late Elizan Eaddy Williams. To this union thirteen children were born, with a daughter, Verna Mae and son Jessie Lee preceeding them in death. He formerly served as a Worshipful Master of Good Hope Lodge #376 in Johnsonville, S.C. Mr. Williams was a member of Union Bethel A.M.E. Church and served as an honorary trustee. He was a retired employee of Plemmons and Irvin Produce Company. Cherishing his memories are five sons, Rev. Dr. Henry (Ruby) Williams, Rev. Dr. Hubert (Rev. Lula Mae) Williams, Derrick Williams, Jr., Jacob (Cynthia) Williams, and Alfonza Williams; six daughters, Willie W. Singletary, Alberta W. (Hodges) Brown, Jannie W. Funderburk, Eliza W. Spates, Luvenia R. Williams, and Lillie W. (Jerry) Thornton; a brother, Ashton Williams of the city; three sisters-in-law, Katenna Eaddy of Hemingway, S.C., Angeline Williams of the city, and Rev. Mary Wilson of Philadelphia, Pa.; one brother-in-law, Deward Wilson of Philadelphia, Pa.; two exceptional, dedicated grandsons, Levi Singletary, Jr., and Ronald C. Funderburk, Jr.; forty two grandchildren, thirty seven great grandchildren, seven great-great grandchildren, devoted daughters-in-law, and many nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends; a faithfully devoted daughter-in-law, Ruby Williams. A Homegoing Celebration will be held on Saturday, September 25, 1999, at 2:00 p.m. at Saint James A.M.E. Church with Rev. William Propst, and Rev. E.C. Hughes, officiating, and Rev. Dr. Henry B. Williams as the eulogist. Burial will follow in Piedmont Memorial Gardens. Family Visitation will be on Friday evening, September 24, 1999, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the chapel of Russell Funeral Home. The funeral procession will assemble and leave from the residence of Rev. Dr. Hubert (Rev. Lula Mae) Williams, 1155 Hubert Court.


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