|LEE OESTERICH CHARLEVILLE
HIGH POINT -- Mrs. Lee Oesterich Charleville, 98, died Thursday, Jan.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at Immaculate
Heart of Mary Catholic Church.
WESLEY A. WOODELL
ASHEBORO -- Wesley A. Woodell, 77, of 342 E. Salisbury St. died Friday,
Jan. 23, 1998, at Brian Center Health & Rehabilitation, Asheboro.
No services will be held.
HELEN H. SUTTON
Helen H. Sutton, wife of John V. Sutton of Greensboro died Friday,
Jan. 23, 1998, at Moses Cone Hospital.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26 at Christ
Community Church, Greensboro, where she was a member. The Reverend John
Kimmons, the Reverend Lanier Ellis and the Reverend Cynthia Higgins will
officiate. Burial will be private.
Mrs. Sutton has been an active member of the Presbyterian Church for
her entire life serving as teacher, junior choir director, choir member
and soloist, circle leader and vice president and president of the Women
of the Church and appointed to the Council of Women of Orange Presbytary
as Christian Community Actions Chairman. She has served locally at the
Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, Sedgefield Presbyterian Church, Faith
Presbyterian Church and currently at Christ Community Church, ARP where
she serves as Chairman of the Prayer chain and choir member and member
of the Worship Committee in Greensboro. She has served on the Glade Valley
School Advisory Board. She has been active in the North Carolina Federation
of Womens Clubs. She transferred from the Bayside Junior Womens Club in
Norfolk, Virginia to the Junior Womens Club in Greensboro in 1978. She
is presently a member of the NCFWC and the Charity League of Greensboro.
She served as president of the North Carolina Federation of Womens Clubs
from 1980-1982 with a lifetime membership given to her in 1978. Her activities
in the NCFWC along with the presidency has included president of her local
club, State Parliamentarian and the Bylaws Committee and Long Range Planning
Committee. She has served the General Federation of Womens Clubs as Protocol
Chairman under several presidents and is currently serving the same for
the GFWC Southeastern Region. She was appointed by Governor Hunt to serve
on a Domestic Violence Task Force and co-chaired the Prevention and Education
Committee. She is a member of the Greensboro Gem and Mineral Club. She
has served as a volunteer at Wesley Long Hospital for twenty-three years.
Survivors also include daughter, Donna Marie Sutton of Greensboro;
son, John V. Sutton, Jr. and wife, Teri of Ocean Isle Beach; sisters, Emmy
Lou Lynch of Richmond, Va. and Alice "Babe" Hughes of Newport Beach, Calif.;
grandson, John Matthew Sutton of Ocean Isle Beach; and numerous nieces
The family will receive friends from 2-5 p.m. this afternoon at Forbis
& Dick Guilford Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Christ Community Church, Building Fund, 4747
Lake Brandt Rd., Greensboro, NC 27455; or NC Federation of Womens Clubs.
GEORGE W. STEELMAN
BURLINGTON -- George W. Steelman, 74, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rich and Thompson Chapel, Burlington.
The family will be at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Monday.
BESSIE MAE SWICEGOOD BARKLEY
THOMASVILLE -- Bessie Mae Swicegood Barkley, 97, a resident of 14 East
Colonial Drive, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at her residence.
The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 1998, at Memorial
United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant United Methodist
PATRICIA JEANNE TOPOLKA
Mrs. Patricia Jeanne Topolka, 52, of 3406 Round Hill Road died Friday,
Jan. 23, 1998.
Mrs. Topolka's funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan.
27, 1998, at West Market Street United Methodist Church.
Patricia Jeanne Topolka was born Nov. 12, 1945 in Port Hope, Michigan
to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Stapleton. Mrs. Topolka was a graduate of Western
Michigan University and also graduated with a masters degree from Valparaiso
University. She was a member of West Market Street United Methodist Church,
where she was a Sunday school teacher and a member of the Genesis Sunday
school class. Mrs Topolka was a Sustainer in the Greensboro Junior League.
She taught school in the states of Indiana and Illinois. Mrs. Topolka also
taught at Holy Trinity Day School for eleven years and Peeler Elementary
School for three years. She was an avid cook, photographer and also enjoyed
Survivors include her husband, Paul Topolka of the home; two children,
Tanya Lynn Topolka and Todd A. Topolka, both of the home; mother, Janice
Stapleton of Allegan, Mich.; two sisters, Alisa Bazan of Allegan, Mich.
and Mary Margaret Morris of Kalamazoo, Mich.; two brothers, Ned Stapleton
of Falls Church, Va. and Richard Stapleton of Midland, Mich.
The family will receive friends Monday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Forbis &
Dick North Elm Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 1114
Magnolia St., Greensboro, NC 27401; Friends You Can Count On, P.O. Box
29524, Greensboro, NC 27429; or Hospice at Greensboro, 2500 Summit Avenue,
Greensboro, NC 27405.
THOMAS LYNWOOD SMITH
HIGH POINT -- Thomas Lynwood Smith, 89, of Presbyterian Home died Saturday,
Jan. 24, 1998.
Mr. Smith was born May 10, 1908 in Maxton, the son of Thomas Leak and
Mamie McCallum Smith. He was a graduate of Georgia Military Academy and
Wake Forest Law School. He was a corporate attorney and practiced in Asheboro
until 1946 when he moved to High Point and was the corporate attorney and
vice president of Adams Millis Corporation, retiring in 1970. He was a
North Carolina State Senator, Highway Commissioner and served as chairman
of the North Carolina Economic Development Board. He was named High Point
Man of the Year in 1969, Highway 68 was named Lynwood Smith Expressway
after him. Mr. Smith was a member of the High Point Rotary Club and a member
of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. On Jan. 4, 1938, he married
Betsy Armfield formerly of Asheboro.
Surviving in addition to his wife of High High Point are one daughter,
Mrs. Dee Smith Pell and husband, Eddie of Charlotte; one son, Thomas Lynwood
(Woody) Smith, Jr. of High Point; one brother, Archie L. Smith of Asheboro;
six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church
by Dr. C. Garland Young and the Rev. Ivan H.M. Peden. Entombment will be
in the City Cemetery in Asheboro.
The family will receive friends in the Asbury Room at Wesley Memorial
United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be directed to Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church,
P.O. Box 5289, High Point, NC 27262.
SHIRLEY M. TATE
Mrs. Shirley M. Tate, 74, of 404 Rockford Road died Friday, Jan. 23,
1998, at the Moses Cone Extended Care Center.
A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, in Westminster
A native of Brooklyn, NY, Mrs. Tate graduated from Guilford College,
where she met her husband, John C. Tate, Jr. She was a loving and dedicated
wife, mother, friend, and volunteer. She served the Wesley Long Auxiliary
for 33 years and worked to help handicapped children at the Gateway Education
Shirley was an avid tennis player and made many life-long friends through
contacts made on the tennis courts. She will be remembered by these and
many other good friends.
She was a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ.
Mrs. Tate is survived by her husband of 53 years, John C. Tate, Jr.;
sons, John C. Tate, III and wife, Anne of Smithfield, Dr. Robert M. Tate
and wife, Judy of Denver, Colo., and Dr. David A. Tate and wife, Dr. Karen
Davis of Chapel Hill; granddaughters, Meg Tate Ergenzinger of Winston-Salem,
Emily and Natalie Tate of Denver and Rebecca Tate of Chapel Hill. She is
also survived by her twin sister, Elizabeth Morris and her husband, Ernest
Morris of Fair Lawn, N.J.
The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. tonight at Hanes-Lineberry
North Elm Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may
be made to the American Cancer Society, 1114 Magnolia St., Greensboro,
NC 27401; or the American Heart Association, 111-D Pomona Drive, Greensboro,
WILLIAM MCKINLEY SEXTON
LEXINGTON -- William McKinley Sexton, 87, died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bonnie Hill Salvation Army Church
in Hot Springs.
The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. tonight at Davidson
Funeral Home and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday at Brown's Funeral Home in New Port,
RUTH W. PENNY
Ms. Ruth W. Penny died Jan. 23, 1998, at Moses Cone Hospital.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, at Montlawn
Memorial Park in Raleigh.
A native of Guilford County, she was a member of West Market Street
United Methodist Church. She was a former executive secretary for the Carolina
Branch of Associated General Contractors and the Triad Home Builders Association.
Survivors include a sister, Wanda P. Nance of High Point; nephews,
B.R. "Buddy" Nance of Jamestown and I.L. Nance of Hampton, Va.
The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26 at the Hanes-Lineberry
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Greensboro
Urban Ministry, 305 W. Lee St., Greensboro, NC 27406; or to the charity
of one's choice.
AGNES GERTRUDE MILLS
STAR -- Agnes Gertrude Mills, 87, of 933 South Main St. died Friday,
Jan. 23, 1998, at Normann Rest Home.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. today, Jan. 25, 1998 at First Baptist Church,
with the Rev. Hubert McLeod and the Rev. Junior F. Davis officiating. Burial
will be in Biscoe Cemetery, Biscoe.
A native of Montgomery Co., and retired textile employee.
Survivors include daughters, Agnes M. Spivey of Seagrove, Helen McKinnon
of Mt. Gilead, Pauline McNeill of Biscoe, Frances Wall of Kernersville,
Linda Parsons of Star; sons, James E. Mills of Asheboro, Roy F. Mills of
Schylkillhaven, Pa., Sammy E. Mills of Albemarle; sisters, Lucille Smith
of Goldsboro, Myrtle Bennett of Jackson Springs; 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren;
and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Montgomery County, 404 North Main
St., Troy, NC 27371.
MARY SCOTT MILLER
CHARLOTTE -- Mrs. Mary Scott Miller, 58, died Jan. 23, 1998, at her
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 1998, at Central Church of
God, Charlotte, with the Rev. Gene Shelton officiating. Burial will be
in Magnolia Memorial Gardens, Charlotte.
Born in Rowland, she was employed with Lucent Technologies for 32 years
and was a member of Central Church of God.
Survivors include husband, W. Henry Miller of Cornelius; son, Gary
W. Miller of Charlotte; daughter, Teresa M. Sanders and her husband, James
L. Sanders, III of Mooresville; brother, Wilton Scott of Greensboro; sisters,
Jean Scott Trantham of Greensboro and Hazel Scott Hayes of Florence, S.C.
The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. tonight at McEwen Charlotte
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 500 E. Morehead St.,
Western Region Office, Charlotte, NC 28202.
MYRTLE L. MATLOCK
ELON COLLEGE -- Myrtle L. Matlock, 85, died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Elon College Community Church.
The family will receive friends at the Rich & Thompson Mortuary
in Burlington from 5-7 p.m. this evening.
BURL V. LONG
LIBERTY -- Mr. Burl V. Long, 83, of 1937 Soapstone Mountain Road died
Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at his residence.
Memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at the Kingdom Hall
of Jehovah's Witnesses in Liberty.
OSSIE L. LONDON
Ossie L. "Toad" London of 1187 Oregon Hill Road, 58, died Saturday
morning, Jan. 24, 1998, at his home.
Funeral will be 3 p.m. Monday at Covington Wesleyan Church. Burial
will be in Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery.
A native of Rockingham County, he was a tobacco farmer and attended
Covington Wesleyan Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ossie Lee and Mary McKinney
London; and his sister, Becky L. Vernon.
Survivors include wife, Betty Page London of the home; special friend
and like a son, James Huffman and wife, Teresa of Reidsville; sisters,
Nancy "Carolyn" Tate and husband, Raymond of Ruffin, Marie Hall and husband,
Bobby of Reidsville; godchild, Starr Beth McKinney of Reidsville; and special
caregiver, Betty Jo Mays of Wentworth.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 p.m. at Covington
Wesleyan Church and other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to Covington Wesleyan Church, 3218 Vance St.,
Reidsville, NC 27320; or Hospice of Rockingham County, P.O. Box 281, Wentworth,
FRED C. KING
BURLINGTON -- Fred C. King, 80, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 1998 at Rich and Thompson
The family will receive friends at the Rich & Thompson Funeral
Home in Graham tonight from 6-8 p.m.
JAMES W. KEARNS
HIGH POINT -- Mr. James W. Kearns of 512 Oakview Road died Saturday,
Jan. 24, 1998, at North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem.
Funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sechrest Chapel.
RUTH ETTA SATCHER JONES
Mrs. Ruth Etta Satcher Jones, 81, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at
The Evergreens of Greensboro.
Arrangements are incomplete at Forbis & Dick Guilford Chapel.
J. WADE ISLEY
GRAHAM -- Mr. J. Wade Isley, 88, of 112 West Gilbreath St. died Saturday,
Jan. 24, 1998, at Presbyterian Home of Hawfields.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Andrews Memorial Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends at McClure Funeral Home in Graham 7-9
p.m. tonight and other times at the residence.
CELIA CLAIRE HERRON
CARBONTON -- Celia Claire Herron, 50, died Jan. 24, 1998.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Carbonton United Methodist Church.
ESTELLE L. HARRIS
BURLINGTON -- Estelle L. Harris, 78, died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 1998 at Lowe Funeral Home,
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. tonight at the funeral
HAROLD HALL, SR.
EDEN -- Harold Clinton "Dobby" Hall, Sr., 73, of 611 Long St. died
Saturday afternoon, Jan. 24, 1998, at N.C. Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in Danview Cemetery.
Born in Rockingham Co., he was a World War II Navy veteran and retired
from Fieldcrest Mills, Inc.
Survivors include wife, Margie Hodge Hall of the home; son, Harold
Clinton "Bunky" Hall Jr. of Eden; daughters, Barbara Kay Chambers of Eden,
Sandra Faye Cross of Cascade, Va.; sisters, Juanita Light and Marie Kirkland,
both of Eden; and six grandchildren.
The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday evening at Fair Funeral
Home and other times at the home.
JESSIE T. HAMMOND
NAPERVILLE, IL -- Mrs. Jessie T. Hammond, 86, formerly of Greensboro
died on Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, in Naperville, Illinois.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Hanes-Lineberry, North
Elm Chapel. Burial will follow in Westminster Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Hammond was a member of First Baptist Church where she belonged
to the Women's Circle #9, and the North Mary Winsome Sunday school class.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Hammond.
She is survived by one son, Dan Hammond of Naperville, Ill.; two sisters,
Elsie Harrell of Oak Ridge and Flossie Matthews of Kernersville.
The family will receive friends 6-8:30 p.m. tonight at the funeral
Memorial contributions may be made the First Baptist Church, 1000 W.
Friendly Ave., Greensboro, NC 27401.
BEATRICE GASKEW GRIFFIN
Mrs. Beatrice Gaskew Griffin, 85, of 2558-A Sixteenth St. died Saturday,
Jan. 24, 1998, at the Wesley Long Nursing and Rehab Center.
Arrangements are incomplete at Forbis & Dick North Elm Street.
MARTIN GLADNEY, JR.
Mr. Martin Gladney, Jr. of 203 Erwin St. died Jan. 22, 1998, at Moses
H. Cone Memorial Hospital.
Funeral will be held Monday, Jan. 26, at 1:30 p.m. at St. James Baptist
Church of which he was a member. Burial will follow in Guilford Memorial
A native of Winnsboro, S.C., Fairfield County, Mr. Gladney was a construction
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Marie Gladney of the home; daughters,
Mrs. Wanda Dewese (Tim) and Gloria Moore, both of Winnsboro, S.C.; sons,
Donald Watkins (Dildra), David Ginyard (Jean) of Michigan; one stepson,
Michael Austin of Greensboro; sisters, Maggie Archer of Brooklyn, N.Y.,
Alice Atkins of Greensboro and Katherine DeJurnett (Willie) of Greensboro;
brothers, Alexander of Greensboro, Joseph of Washington, D.C. and Jimmy
Rabb of Hollis, N.Y.; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and
a host of other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends on Monday, Jan. 26, from 1-1:30 p.m.
at the church and other times at the home.
Community Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
CHARLES W. GERRINGER
ELON COLLEGE -- Charles W. Gerringer, 49, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998.
Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Monday at Shallow Ford UCC Cemetery.
REIDSVILLE -- Mr. Robert Lee Galloway, 52, of 682 NC 135 died on Saturday,
Jan. 24, 1998.
Arrangements are incomplete at Perry-Spencer Funeral Home, Eden.
MARTINSVILLE, VA -- Funeral service for the Rev. Edward Hairston of
293 Robin Road who died Jan. 23, 1998 will be held 1 p.m. Monday, Jan.
26, 1998 at Gospel Light United Holy Church in Axton, Va., burial will
follow in Carver Memorial Garden, Martinsville, Va. He was a native of
Henry County, Pastor of Gospel Light United Holy Church, a retired Master
Sergeant of the U.S. Air Force and a retired employee of Courtaulds.
He is survived by his wife, Rosa B. Hairston of the home; two daughters,
Gloria Lynn Broadnax of Greensboro, Patricia Hairston of the home; stepson,
Dewayne T. Boyd of Ridgeway, Va.; two brothers, John L. Clark of Greensboro,
James W. Clark of Axton, Va.; three sisters, Callie Clark, Mary Parkins,
both of Axton, Va., Julia E. Scales of Eden; two grandchildren; and one
The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. tonight at the church.
Perry-Spencer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
JAMES GARY CRUMPTON
BURLINGTON -- James Gary Crumpton, 57, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel.
The family will receive friends at Lowe Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m.