HIGH POINT -- Helen Marie Armstrong, 74, formerly of 3101 Butterfield
Drive, High Point, died Tuesday, September, 28, 1999 at High Point Regional
Hospital. She was born April 29, 1925 in High Point to Harvey and Alice
Presley Armstrong. She attended William Penn High School and was a Dining
Hall Supervisor at Winston-Salem State University. She was a member of
Mt. Calvary Holy Church. Ms. Armstrong was preceded in death by her parents;
her brothers, David, Harold, Frank, Carl, Paul, Russell, and Raymond Armstrong;
and one sister, Jeanelle Miller. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Amanda
Gibson; a Goddaughter, Evangelist Shirley Ceasar Williams; her grandchildren,
Eddie Torrence, Jr. (Vanessa), Warren Henderson (Shawanna), Gregory Antonio
Torrence (Tamara) of Upper Marlboro, Md.; Jacque Holiday (Cherry), and
Jackie Moody; great-grandchildren, Latoya Dingle, Devon Black, Antoinette
Misahy, Christopher, and Jasmine Nicole; special friends, Gracie Oree and
Dorothy Clinton; Godchildren, Renata Smith and Cassie N. Rush; and a host
of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday,
October 2, 1999 at Mt. Calvary Holy Church with Bishop Harold I. Williams
officiating. Interment will be in Carolina Biblical Gardens. The family
will receive friends Friday, October 1, 1999 at Hargett-Gilmore Funeral
Services and Saturday, October 2, 1999 at 1:30-2:00 at Mt. Calvary Holy
Church and other times at the home.
SALISBURY -- Mrs. Lillian Rebecca Shepherd Bare, 79, of 803 Hidden
Creek Circle, Salisbury, N.C. died Wednesday, September 29, 1999 at Genesis
Elder Care of Salisbury. She had been in declining health for the past
ten months. Mrs. Bare was born August 27, 1920 in Ashe County to the late
Caroline Long Shepherd and the late John Robert Shepherd. She was educated
in Ashe County, N.C. schools. She was a homemaker, was associated with
Bare Furniture, and Ann Rowland Furniture. Survivors include her husband,
Winfred Bare whom she married October 8, 1938; a son, Bill Bare of China
Grove, N.C.; her daughter, Mrs. Rebecca Eagle of Clemmons, N.C.; one sister,
Mrs. Mayme Crisler of Charlotte; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 2, 1999 at Summersett
Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Ted Burke, Mooresville Church of God, will officiate.
Entombment will be in Rowan Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive
friends 7-9 p.m. Friday, October 1, 1999 at Summersett Funeral Home and
at other times the family will be at the residence.
Mrs. Junie Mae Jenette Barnes, 85, formerly of 830 West 14th Street,
Apt.A., passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 1999 at the Nursing Center
at Oak Summit following a period of illness. She was a native of Kingsville,
S.C. (Richmond County), born on February 22, 1914 to the late Augustine
Jenette and Joseph Jenette. She was formerly employed at R.J. Reynolds
Tobacco Company and the AMADA Clothing Manufacturing Company in Philadelphia,
Pa. after which she returned to Winston-Salem, N.C. She was dedicated member
of the New Bethel Baptist Church, where she was involved as a member of
the Sunday School Class #8 and several other auxilliaries until her health
prevented her attendance. She leaves to cherish her memory, a son, Freddie
E. Bynum and wife, Shirley W. Bynum; granddaughters, Shan D. Bynum and
Gail P. Howard; grandson, Rick V. Byrd; niece, Dorothy M. Allen; and several
other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday,
October 2, 1999 at 1:00 p.m. from the Chapel of the Russell Funeral Home
with Dr. Jerry Drayton officiating. Interment will be in the Evergreen
Cemetery. The family visitation will be from 12:30 until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday
at the Russell Funeral Home. The family may be contacted at the home of
her son, Freddie Bynum, 3901 Pomeroy Drive. (RUSSELL)
Mr. John Gilbert Beck, 75, of Winston-Salem, died Thursday, September
30, 1999 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. Mr. Beck was born December 24,
1923 in Asheboro, N.C. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II and graduated
from the Institute of Polygraph. Mr. Beck was a Polygraph Examiner and
was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Betty
Davis Beck of the home; two daughters, Johnnie (Harry) Leake of Rural Hall
and Johanna (Roger) Sizemore of Yadkinville; a step-daughter, Sharon Carter
and husband, Daryl of Winston-Salem; four step-sons, Steven (Cindy) Spear,
Randall Spear, Bruce (Tammie) Spear, and Brian (Kristy) Spear all of Winston-Salem;
eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Byron Beck
of Charleston, S.C.; a sister, Geraldine Polke of High Point; and a number
of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday,
October 2, 1999 at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek by Rev. Charles Martin.
Entombment will follow in the Parklawn Memorial Park. The family will receive
friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Friday, October 1, 1999 at Hayworth-Miller
Silas Creek. Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of Cornerstone
Baptist Church or to Hospice of Forsyth County/Winston-Salem, 1100-C South
Stratford Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103.
BYNUM Mrs. Elizabeth Harnies Bynum, 78, of Winston-Salem, the widow
of Hugh Ellis Bynum, Jr., died Tuesday, September 28, 1999 at her home.
She was born October 20, 1920 in Pittsburgh, Pa. to Cecil Morcom and Mary
Rolfe Harnies. Mrs. Bynum served in France with the American Red Cross
during WWII. She had been an active golfer as long as her health permitted,
and was an avid bridge player. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal
Church and the Old Town Club. Surviving are three step children, Hugh E.
Bynum III of Centreville, Va., Janice Bynum Warnock of Bushnell, Fla.,
and Sherry Bynum Williams of Oxford, Fla.; one niece, Mrs. Linda McNutt
Ibarra of Montevideo, Uruguay; one nephew, Alexander MacLean of San Jose,
Calif. A committal Service and burial will be in Allegheny Cemetery in
Oakmont, Pa., and a Memorial Service will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal
Church at a later date to be announced. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's
Episcopal Church, 520 Summit St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101, Hospice of
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, 1100-C S. Stratford Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C.
27103 or a charity of the donor's choice. (Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek
CROSSWELL Mrs. Jane Kennedy Crosswell, 80, of Boone, wife of the late
Rev. Gower Crosswell, Jr., died Thursday, September 29, 1999 at Watauga
Medical Center in Boone. She was born March 24, 1919 in Spartanburg, S.C.
to the late Leland and Elizabeth Bean Kennedy. She was a retired teacher,
having taught kindergarten and first grade for 40 years in North Carolina
and Florida. She assisted children through many organizations during her
entire life and served with her late husband in churches throughout the
state. She was a member of Boone United Methodist Church. Survivors include
three sons, Dr. Arthur Crosswell and wife, Kathleen of Milton, Florida;
Mac Crosswell of Boone, and Joe Crosswell and wife, Martha of Boone; two
brothers, Rev. William B. Kennedy of Black Mountain and Rev. J. Whitner
Kennedy of Waynesboro, Virginia; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild;
and a number of nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be conducted
Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Boone United Methodist Church with Rev. Marianne
McMasters and Rev. Thomas L. Gibson officiating. Burial will be in the
Antioch Presbyterian Church Cemetery in the Antioch Community of Hoke County.
The family will receive friends at the church following the memorial service.
At other times, friends may call at the home of Joe and Martha Crosswell,
287-A Bub Teams Road in Boone. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made
to P.E.O., Chapter Q, in care of Shirley Harris, 349 Highland Avenue, Boone,
N.C. 28607. Hampton Funeral Service in Boone is in charge of arrangements.
On September 25, 1999, the Lord called Mrs. Berta Lilly Drummond home
to be with him. She was born on September 14, 1912 to the late Jim and
Florence Baldwin Lilly in Troy, North Carolina. She attended school in
Troy, North Carolina and was a retired employee of RJ Reynolds Tobacco
Company. Early in life, she joined Mount Zion Baptist Church where she
was a member of the Elizabeth Missionary Group and a member of the Friendly
Neighborhood Club. She loved her church and derived much joy from being
in various church services. Mrs. Drummond was preceded in death by her
husband, William S. Drummond. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday,
October 2, 1999 at 1:00 p.m. from the Mount Zion Baptist Church with Dr.
Serenus T. Churn, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in the Piedmont
Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends thirty minutes prior
to the service (12:30-1:00 p.m.) at the church. She leaves to mourn one
sister, Ms. Alma Lilly of Winston-Salem, N.C.; three nieces, Henrietta
Tillery of Detroit, Mich., Johnnie Mae Sidney of Philadelphia, Pa.; a special
devoted niece, Julia Blaylock of Winston-Salem, N.C.; five great nieces;
eight great nephews; a devoted friend and caregiver, Calvin Hunter and
a host of other relatives and friends. The family may be contacted and
the cortege will assemble and leave from the residence 1040 E. Brookline
Ave. Saturday at 12 noon. (HOOPER)
Mrs. Fannie Leone Culler King, 82, of Rt. 1, Box 174, Claudville, Va.,
widow of the late Mr. Adam King, passed away early Thursday morning, September
30, 1999 at the Blue Ridge Nursing Home in Stuart, Va. Mrs. King was born
in Patrick County on June 20, 1917, daughter of the late Emmit and Maude
Poore Culler, was a homemaker, and member of the Flippen Memorial Baptist
Church. Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Florence and Otis Goins
of Albermarle, N.C.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Mary
Ann King of Ararat, Va., Troy and Frances King of King, N.C., and Gary
and Sue King of Mt. Airy; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren;
one great-great-grandchild; and three sisters, Ruth Smith of High Point,
Velma Bishop of Ararat, and Verona Quesinberry of Mt. Airy. In addition
to her husband and parents, Mrs. King was preceded in death by a son, Edward
Franklin King; two sisters, Grace Valentine and Jessie Reynolds; and by
five brothers, Lester Culler, Ed Culler; Carl Culler; Clyde Culler, and
Russell Culler. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 2,
1999 at 11:00 a.m. at Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Mt. Airy conducted by
Rev. R.J. Hartman and Rev. Otis Goins with burial to follow in the Hatchers
Chapel Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday night
from 7 to 9 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home in Mt. Airy. In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 500 E. Morehead St.,
Mrs. Lillian Darnell Priddy, 88, died Thursday, September 30, 1999
at Meadowbrook Manor in Clemmons, N.C. She was born January 24, 1911 in
Wilkes County to Joseph Franklin Darnell and Mary Crabb Darnell. She was
preceded in death by her first husband, Jessie J.H. Sizemore; her second
husband, George W. Priddy; three sisters, Zeola Darnell, Pauline D. Nichols,
and Willie D. Beeson; and two brothers, Dewitt Darnell and Lester Darnell.
She is survived by her son, Bobby W. Sizemore and wife, Peggy White Sizemore;
two grandsons, William R. Sizemore and Mark A. Sizemore and wife, Mary;
three great-grandchildren, Ashley, Christopher, and Nicholas Sizemore;
her sister, Pansy D. Windsor; her brother, Chester E. Darnell; and numerous
loving nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held Saturday, October
2, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at Cool Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Elkin,
N.C. with Rev. Jim Bowen officiating. The family will receive friends Friday,
October 1, 1999 from 7-9 p.m. at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. Memorials
may be made to Cool Springs Baptist Church, 1467 Cool Springs Church Rd.,
Elkin, N.C. 28621 or Pine Grove United Methodist Church Building Fund,
1130 Jonestown Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103.
Mr. Bill Harvel Sapp, 75, of Winston-Salem, died Wednesday, September
29, 1999 at his home. He was born March 24, 1924 in Kernersville, N.C.
to Edward and Sallie Harvel Sapp. Mr. Sapp was a member of Antioch Baptist
Church and a veteran of World War II serving in the 101st Airborne Division.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Geraldine H. Sapp of the home; two sons, Jimmy
Sapp of Defunick Springs, Fla. and Todd Sapp and wife, Veronica of Winston-Salem;
one granddaughter, Nichole Sapp; three step-grandchildren, Tanya, David,
and Jamie Koon; two great-grandchildren, Elexus Sapp and Katlyn Koon; and
a devoted sister, Catherine Clodfelter of Winston-Salem. Funeral services
will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 2, 1999 at Antioch Baptist Church
will Dr. Donald Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Memorial
Gardens. Mr. Sapp will lie instate at the church 30 minutes prior to the
service. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Hayworth-Miller
Silas Creek Chapel. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Winston-Salem/Forsyth
County, 1100-C S. Stratford Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103 or Anitoch Baptist
Church, 910 Palmer Lane, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27107.
MOCKSVILLE -- Mrs. Gladys James Seaford, 77, of N.C. Hwy 801 South,
died early Wednesday morning at Autumn Care of Mocksville after being in
declining health. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday in Eaton
Funeral Chapel with Rev. Rusty Morrison and Rev. Robert Hiatt officiating.
Burial will be in Fork Baptist Church Cemetery. The family is receiving
friends and relatives at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Shirley S. Spry.
They request memorials be considered for Davie County Hospice, c/o Mrs.
Janet Blair, P.O. Box 848, Mocksville, N.C. 27028. Mrs. Seaford was born
in Davidson County, November 15, 1921 to the late Sidney and Annie Hill
James and was a retired inspector with Dixie Furniture. She was a member
of Fork Baptist Church and enjoyed flower gardening. She was preceded in
death by her husband, Dwight Clifford Seaford in 1967, a son, James Seaford
in 1990, and by a son-in-law, Joe Spry in 1981. Surviving is her daughter,
Shirley Seaford Spry of Mocksville; three grandchildren, Jeff Lamb, Jaclyn
Seaford, and Tracie Williams; two great-grandchildren, Dillon Lamb and
Ciera Williams; a brother, Richard James of Lexington; and a daughter-in-law,
April Ferguson of Advance. Eaton Funeral Home is serving the family of
Helen Joan Steelman, 69, of Steelman Lane, Winston-Salem, died Tuesday,
September 28, 1999 at Meadowbrook of Clemmons, N.C. She was born August
14, 1930 in Davidson County the daughter of James Paul and Kathleen Nifong
Clodfelter. She was married to Avery C. Steelman, Jr. on January 27, 1951.
Mrs. Steelman was a faithful member of Hebron United Church of Christ,
where she was a member of the choir. She was preceded in death by her oldest
son, Terry Steelman in 1991 and her older brother, James Ray Clodfelter.
Surviving are her husband, Avery C. Steelman, Jr. of the home; three children,
Debbie Steelman Keck and husband, Paul of Singapore, Kevin Steelman of
Winston-Salem, and Belinda Steelman Pruett and husband, Andrew of Raleigh,
N.C.; four grandchildren, Jennifer Keck, Kathleen Keck, Jacob Pruett, and
Katelyn Pruett; two sisters, Margie C. Sink and Opal C. Vestal; and two
brothers, Rev. James Paul Clodfelter and Charles S. Clodfelter all of Winston-Salem.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 2, 1999 at Hebron
United Church of Christ by Rev. Jeffrey F. Hammonds. The body will lie
instate from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Friday, October 1, 1999 at Hayworth-Miller
Silas Creek. Memorials may be made to Hebron United Church of Christ, 129
Hebron Church Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27107 or to the American Diabetes
COOLEEMEE -- Mrs. Janie Kerley Vogler, 72, of Center Street, Cooleemee,
passed away at her home on Wednesday evening, September 29, 1999. Her husband,
Thomas Vogler of the home, survives her. Mrs. Vogler was born November
5, 1926 in Davie County to the late Isom E. Kerley and the late Essie Dunn
Kerley. Mrs. Vogler was a LPN for many years at Rowan Regional Medical
Center in Salisbury, N.C. She also served as President of VFW Auxiliary,
VFW District Chaplain, VFW District Junior Vice-president, and President
of Weslyan Guild. She was a member of C.H.A. (Cooleemee Historical Association)
and did volunteer work at Davie County Hospital, Cooleemee School, and
Cooleemee Branch Library. She was Secretary of Administrative Board, Sunday
school teacher, and choir member at Cooleemee United Methodist Church where
she was a member. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son,
Gary T. Vogler and wife, Lynn of Cooleemee, N.C.; two daughters, Lynne
V. O'Neal of Cooleemee and Amy V. Young and husband, Shane of Mocksville;
two brothers, Jerry W. Kerley of Mocksville and Leroy I. Kerley of Salisbury;
two sisters, Katherine H. Young of Mocksville and Peggy H. Hill of Cooleemee;
two grandchildren, Eric T. and Joel E. O'Neal; and two step-grandchildren,
Julie Crotts and Allan Crotts. She was preceded in death by one grandson,
Jack Kerley. Family will receive friends on Friday, October 1, 1999 from
7-9 p.m. at Davie Funeral Service, LLC Chapel 416 Valley Road, Mocksville,
N.C. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 2, 1999 at 2:00
p.m. at Davie Funeral Service, LLC Chapel with the Reverend Dennis Marshall
officiating. Burial will follow at Legion Memorial Park in Cooleemee, N.C.
Memorials may be made to Rowan County Hospice, 825A West henderson Street,
Salisbury, N.C. 28144 or Cooleemee United Methodist Church, c/0 W.R. Gales,
P.O. box 428 Cooleemee, N.C. 27014. Davie Funeral Service, LLC will be
serving the Vogler family.
Mr. Bonnie Harper (Jack) Watkins, 91, of Winston-Salem, died Thursday,
September 30, 1999 at Meadowbrook Terrace. Mr. Watkins was born January
11, 1908 in Forsyth County to Walter Odom and Mary Elizabeth Harper Watkins.
He was a charter member of Parkway Baptist Church and was retired from
RJR Tobacco Co. after 47 1/2 years of service. Mr. Watkins was preceded
in death by his wife, Helen Irene Heggie. Surviving are a daughter, JoAn
Willard and husband, Bill of Winston-Salem; a son, Rev. W. Eugene Watkins
and wife, Marilyn of Kure Beach, N.C.; eight grandchildren, Rev. Michael
Willard of Kernersville, N.C., David Willard of Cabot, Arkansas, Daniel
Willard of Hatteras, N.C., Bonnie Clemments of Newport, N.C., Jim Willard
of Watauga, Texas, Barry Watkins of Wendell, N.C., Michelle Watkins, and
Chris Watkins both of Wilmington, N.C.; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral
services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 2, 1999 at Hayworth-Miller
Silas Creek Chapel by Rev. W. Michael Willard and Rev. Steve Clayton. Burial
will follow in Woodland Cemetery. The family will receive friends from
7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Friday, October 1, 1999 at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek.
Mr. Russell J. Watkins, 96, of Ooltewah, Tenn., formerly a long-time
resident of Winston Summit Apartments, died Tuesday evening, September
28, 1999. A native of North Wilkesboro, N.C., he spent most of his life
in the Winston-Salem area. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was retired
from Hanes Knitting Mill, (now known as Sara Lee Knitting) in Winston-Salem
with forty-one years of service. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist
Church in Winston-Salem. He has spent the last three years of his life
in Ooltewah, Tenn. with his daughter. Mr. Watkins was preceded in death
by his wife, Mrs. Georgie Butner Watkins, and one son, James Lester Watkins
of Mt. Airy, N.C. Survivors include his daughter, Annie Mae Watkins Tripp
of Ooltewah; one son, Harold Gray Watkins of Winston-Salem; one brother-in-law,
Roy E. Butner of Winston-Salem; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, October 2, 1999 at 1:30 p.m.
at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery in Tobaccoville with Rev.
J. Marion Rector officiating. The family will receive friends Friday, October
1, 1999 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Vogler & Sons Reynolda Road Chapel.
HARMONY -- Mr. Manuel Kdon Welborn, 61, of 138 Highland Point Ave.,
Harmony, N.C., died Saturday, October 2, 1999 at his home. He was born
February 16, 1938 to the late John Robert and Victoria Mathis Welborn.
He was a truck driver for UNICON Concrete in Statesville and a member of
Hunting Creek Friends Church. In addition to his parents, Mr. Welborn was
preceded in death by a daughter, Wanda K. Welborn in July, 1991. He is
survived by his fiancee of 20 years, Willa Dean Combs; one daughter, Vickie
(David) Schneider of Harmony; two sons, Michael Welborn and Tony Welborn,
both of Harmony; four grandchildren, Amy and Dale Schneider, Jaclyn Crosby,
and Jason Grimm; one great grandchild, Kaylee Crosby; two sisters, Mrs.
Sheloma W. Johnson of Ronda and Mrs. Lois W. Clay of Richmond, Va.; four
brothers, Arlen L. Welborn of Harmony, Robert Lee Welborn of Hamptonville,
Lenny Ray Welborn of Union Grove, and Royce Welborn of Hamptonville; and
his fiancee's daughters, Sherry Combs Mohler and Gloria Summers, both of
Union Grove. Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, October
5 at Hunting Creek Friends Church by Rev. Milton Jordan and Rev. Glenn
Crews. The body will lie in state thirty minutes prior to the service.
The family will receive friends from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Monday at Gentry Family
Funeral Service, US Hwy 601N, Yadkinville.
Mr. James ''Jimmie'' Wallace, 71, of Winston-Salem, formerly of Chicago,
Ill., died Thursday, October 7, 1999. He was the beloved husband of Martha;
loving father of two sons, James Glenn (Alicia Wallce and Robert T. (Barbara)
Wallce; loving brother of two sisters, Margaret (Geoff) Mansfield and Eleanor
(Chris) Towle; and brother of Robert (Mavis) Wallace. A friend to many
he will be missed by those who knew him. He worked in the tool and die
industry for the last 50 years, most recently at Stratford Tool and Die,
and was a long time member of Wright's Grove Lodge 779. There will be a
private service at a later date. The family asks that you remember Jimmie
with acts of kindness toward others.
Mrs. Frances Parks Warner, 83, of Winston-Salem, passed away Thursday,
October 7, 1999 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born April
7, 1916 in Surry County to Roy and Esther Nance Parks. Mrs. Warner was
a member of Grace Baptist Temple. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Gail
Warner Aycoth of Winston-Salem; one son, Mr. Eddie R. Warner of the home;
four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Ethel
Martin and Mrs. Grace Lemons both of Winston-Salem. A graveside service
will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Parklawn Memorial Gardens with the Rev.
Ed Sears officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday
at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may
be made to Hospice of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, 1100-C S. Stratford
Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103.
YADKINVILLE -- Mr. James Edward Warren, 75, of 2248 Brawley Rd., died
Wednesday at Yadkin Nursing Center. Born June 6, 1924 in Yadkin County
he was a son of the late Thomas Franklin Warren and Permelia James Warren.
He was a cattle farmer. Survivors include one sister, Ethel Warren of Yadkinville;
two nieces, Mrs. Dorothy Vestal and Mrs. Peggy Spear; and one nephew, Thomas
Warren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas Ray Warren. Funeral
services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 8, 1999 at Mackie-Gentry
Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Joe McCollum and Brother Hugh Joyner officiating.
Burial will follow in the Deep Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family
will receive friends this evening (Thursday) from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m.
at Mackie-Gentry Funeral Home.
CAERLEON, WALES -- Peacefully, in Caerleon, Wales, R.L. (Bob) Wilson,
89, passed away on September 30, 1999. Much beloved by his wife, Peggy;
his daughter, Margaret and her family, David, Ben, and Stephen (Bo) Blizard,
fomerly of Winston-Salem, now residing in State College, Pennsylvania.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Faye Mills Sloan, 90, died Thursday, October 7, 1999 in Springwood
Care Center in Winston-Salem. She was born in Alexander County on February
2, 1909 to the late Thomas R. and Martha C. Price Mills. She was a homemaker
and volunteered at the former Alexander County Hospital. She was a member
of the First United Methodist Church of Taylorsville. She was also a member
of the Taylorsville Garden Club and the Sewing Club. In 1927 she married
James M. Sloan who preceded her in death in 1986. She was also preceded
in death by her brother, Henkle Mills and an infant son, Thomas Fulton
Sloan. Survivors include three daughters, Doris S. Icenhour and husband,
Asa of Winston-Salem, Joan S. Blankenship and husband, Mack of Greensboro,
and Shirley S. Allen and husband, Don of Tobaccoville; one sister, Mrs.
Willie Finncannon; eleven grandchildren, Debbie Tucker, Sandy Shelton,
Kim Reich, Jamie Isenhour, Jan Isenhour, Mack B. Blankenship III, Mark
Blankenship, Malinda Lentz, Paige Russell, Angie May and Beth Davis; and
eleven great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Saturday,
October 9, 1999 from noon until 12:30 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Service.
A graveside service will follow in the Taylorsville City Cemetery at 1:00
p.m. and will be conducted by Dr. Charles Hutchens. Memorials may be given
to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 157, Taylorsville, N.C.
28681 or to Hospice of Alexander County, 50 Lucy Echerd Lane, Taylorsville,
MOCKSVILLE -- Clyde Roosevelt Studevent, 85, of Campbell Road, Mocksville,
passed on Thursday morning at the Forsyth Memorial Hospital after an illness
of two weeks. Mr. Studevent was born on September 5, 1914 in Davie County,
N.C. to the late William ''Asbury'' Studevent and Angeline Gaither Studevent.
He was educated in the Davie County School System. Of the many goals Mr.
Studevent had, he was a Star Route Mail Carrier for 33 years in Davie County,
and was Co-founder and Licensed Funeral Director for the Morrison-Studevent
Funeral Homes of Lexington and Mocksville. Mr. Studevent was a member of
Corinthian Lodge #17, Mocksville, Order of the Eastern Star, Davie County
Education Union, and life member of the Piedmont District Funeral Directors
Association. His spiritual life was with Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in
Hamptonville, where he served as Deacon of the church as well as Sunday
school teacher. He is survived by his wife, Cora Lee Blackburn Studevent
of the home; one son, Clyde (Willie) Studevent, Jr. of Mocksville; one
granddaughter, Gina (Jerome) Reid of Greensboro; one great-grandchild,
Joshua White also of Greensboro. Service of Thanksgiving for the life of
Mr. Clyde R. Studevent, Sr., will be conducted on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. from
the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Hamptonville. The Rev. Walter Tidline
will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with full masonic
rites. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 7-8 p.m. in the
Chapel of the Morrison-Studevent Funeral Home in Mocksville. At other times
the family will be at the home of the son on Campbell Road, Mocksville.
Morrison-Studevent Funeral Directors are serving the family of Mr. Clyde
Roosevelt Studevent, Sr. (MORRISON STUDEVENT)
JONESVILLE -- Mr. Colonel Martin ''Bob'' Vestal, 73, of Swan Creek
Road, Jonesville, died Tuesday, October 5, 1999 from injuries sustained
in an automobile accident which also involved the death of his brother,
Vertle Jones Vestal. He was born June 14, 1926 in Yadkin County to the
late Harrison and Charity Pinnix Vestal. He was retired from Brendles,
Inc. and was an ordained minister. Mr. Vestal was a faithful member of
Bethel Baptist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World
War II. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harvey Vestal and Coy
Vestal. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Jo Laffoon Vestal of the home;
two daughters, Sandra (Bill) Groce of Yadkinville and Cheryl (Rick) Bledsoe
of Jonesville; one sister, Pansy Nations of Jonesville; four brothers,
Fred Vestal, Worth Vestal, Alton Vestal all of Jonesville, and Elmer Vestal
of Hamptonville; four grandchildren, Joey Groce, Tracy (Rick) Anglin, Ryan
Bledsoe, and Erin Bledsoe; and one great-grandchild, Allie Anglin. Funeral
services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 8, 1999 at Bethel Baptist
Church. The Rev. Mark Elmore, the Rev. Flake Mason, and Tehren Swaim. Burial
will be in the church cemetery with full military honors by District 11
Memorial Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday
at Bethel Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church
Building Fund, 2178 Bethel Road, Ronda, N.C. 28670. Gentry Family Funeral
Service of Jonesville is serving the Vestal family.
JONESVILLE -- Mr. Vertle Jones Vestal, 76, of Armstrong Road, Jonesville,
died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident that also involved
the death of his brother, Colonel Martin ''Bob'' Vestal. He was born September
26, 1923 in Yadkin County to the late Harrison and Charity Pinnix Vestal.
He was retired from Hanes Dye & Finish in Winston-Salem. Mr. Vestal
was an executive member of T.P.A. He had a hobby of flying and was a member
of the Blue Ridge Flying Club. Mr. Vestal was a veteran of the U.S. Navy
serving in World War II. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church where
he served as a deacon and a faithful choir member. He was preceded in death
by two brothers, Harvey Vestal and Coy Vestal. Surviving are his wife of
48 years, Bobby Laffoon Vestal of the home; two daughters, Janice Shields
and Jamie Davis both of Jonesville; one son, Michael (Kathi) Vestal of
Pilot Mountain; a sister, Pansy Nations of Jonesville; four brothers, Fred
Vestal, Worth Vestal, and Alton Vestal all of Jonesville, and Elmer Vestal
of Hamptonville; and four grandchildren, Shannon Davis, Scottie Shields,
Teresa Vestal, and Kimberly Vestal. A funeral service will be held at 2:00
p.m. Friday, October 8, 1999 at Bethel Baptist Church. The Rev. Mark Elmore,
Rev. Flake Mason, and Tehren Swaim will officiate. Burial will be in the
church cemetery with full military honors by District 11 Memorial Honor
Guard. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Bethel
Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church Building
Fund, 2178 Bethel Road, Ronda, N.C. 28670. Gentry Family Funeral Service
of Jonesville is serving the Vestal family.