Miscellaneous Guilford County, North Carolina Obituaries

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E. PAUL KNIGHT
1-17-98
KERNERSVILLE -- Mr. E. Paul Knight, 71, died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at Moses Cone Hospital.
The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at Bethel United Methodist Church. The Rev. John C. Woods will conduct the service and interment will follow in the church cemetery.
He was retired from Blue Bell and was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church.
Survivors are his wife, Marie P. Knight of the home; two sons, Eddie Knight of Fayetteville, Ga.; James Ray Tuttle of Stokesdale; three sisters; three brothers; four grandson; two granddaughters; one great-grandson; and one great-granddaughter.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at Brooke Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 116, Stokesdale, NC 27357.

GEORGE WASHINGTON JOYCE
1-17-98
SANDY RIDGE -- Mr. George Washington Joyce, 83, of Rt. 1, died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at NC Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Perry-Spencer Funeral Home, Madison.

PAULINE BULLARD JONES
1-17-98
Pauline Bullard Jones, 61, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998, at Moses Cone Hospital.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at Immanuel Baptist Church with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
She is survived by her daughters, Brenda J. Allgeier and Sylvia Christley; sons, Carson and Johnny Jones; all of Greensboro, brothers, Jimmy Bullard; Charlie Bullard; sisters, Shirley Oldhan; and Betty Wright; and six grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at Hanes-Lineberry, Vanstory St. Chapel.

ROBERT L. JOHNSON, SR.
1-17-98
Robert Lewis Johnson, Sr., 74, of Greensboro, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998 at Wesley Long Hospital.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998 at Hanes-Lineberry Vanstory Chapel. Burial will be in Guilford Memorial Park.
A native of Chatham County, Mr. Johnson was a member of Florida Street Baptist Church. He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the US Navy and retired from Pitney Bowes after 20 years of employment.
Surviving are his wife, Mary R. Johnson; son, Robert Lewis Johnson, Jr.; daughter Debbie J. Bottomley; sisters Ollie Dalton and Mrs. Jackie Robertson; two granddaughters and one grandson.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and other times at the residence.
In Lieu of Flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to Florida Street Baptist Church, 1403 W. Florida St., Greensboro, NC 27403.

MILLARD RUSSELL HOLT
1-17-98
GRAHAM -- Mr. Millard Russell Holt, 73, of 2207 Lacy Holt Rd., died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at Rich & Thompson Chapel, Graham.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at the Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Graham.

RALPH V. HIATT
1-17-98
HIGH POINT -- Ralph V. Hiatt, 80, died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, 1989, at Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery.

RUTH FIELDS HEATH
1-17-98
Mrs. Ruth Fields Heath, 85, of 2206 Rolling Road, died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at her residence.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at Lambeth-Troxler Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Patrick Welch, officiating. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Heath was born Jan. 29, 1912, in Guilford County, the last child of nine born to the late John Calvin and Ida Coble Fields. She attended school in Guilford County, graduating from Pleasant Garden High School and Greensboro Business College. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Guilford County Genealogical Society, the Randolph County Genealogical Society and Centenary United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her son, Jerry Max Heath, who died on Feb. 2, 1996.
She is survived by her husband, Max Byron Heath of the home; one daughter, Patricia H. Dellinger of Greensboro; and one grandchild, Emily Dellinger of Somerville, Mass.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service on Sunday, at Lambeth-Troxler Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 27405.

OSCAR HAROLD HAZELWOOD
1-17-98
Mr. Oscar Harold Hazelwood, 71, a loving husband and father, of 3805 Peterson Avenue, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998.
Mr. Hazelwood's funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, in the Forbis and Dick North Elm Chapel. Interment will follow in Westminster Gardens.
Oscar Harold Hazelwood was born on March 8, 1926, in Oak Ridge to the late George and Melissa Robertson Hazelwood. A lifelong resident of Guilford County, Mr. Hazelwood was a member of the Guilford County Wildlife Club and of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed woodworking and fishing. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Dorothy Robertson Hazelwood of the home; five children, Rick Hazelwood and his wife, Kay; Tommy Hazelwood and his wife, Susan; Wanda Boyette and her husband, Robin; Danny Hazelwood; all of Greensboro and Woody Hazelwood and his wife, Diana of Summerfield; four sisters, Cottie Smith and Garnett Grogan both of Stoneville; Margaret Francis of Richmond, Va. and Georgia Wade of Burlington; 11 grandchildren, Jerri Lynn; Wendy; Michael; Kimberly; Melissa; Sherry; Kristy; Allison; Brian; Dustin; and Mark and four great-grandchildren. Mr. Hazelwood was preceded in death by his son, Larry Hazelwood and a daughter-in-law, Linda Hazelwood.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at the Forbis and Dick North Elm Street Chapel and other times at the home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 27405.

FRANK HATFIELD
1-17-98
BURLINGTON -- Frank Hatfield of Burlington, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at Stoney Creek A.M.E. Church.

GEORGE ELI GRAVES
1-17-98
GRAHAM -- George Eli Graves, 83, of 7916 McBane Mill Road, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998, at The Laurels of Chatham.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at McClure Funeral Home in Graham. Other times, at the residence. The body will be taken to the church to lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service.

PETER FERRARA
1-17-98
Mr. Peter Ferrara, 83, died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at Wesley Long Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete at Forbis & Dick Guilford Chapel.

EDITH TEER FAULKNER
1-17-98
CHAPEL HILL -- Mrs. Edith Teer Faulkner, 80, of 2604 Orange Chapel-Clover Garden Road, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998, at Chapel Hill Rehabilition and Health Care.
A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at Clover Garden United Methodist Church Cemetery.

DONALD W. DILLON
1-17-98
Mr. Donald W. Dillon, 59, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998, at Wesley Long Hospital.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at Pierce Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Dillon and the Rev. Cordell McCollum officiating, with burial to follow in Shady Grove Cemetery in Colfax.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and worked as a machine operator at Lorillard and was a member of Shinning Light Baptist Church. He was born in Guilford County, Dec. 20, 1938, to William Roy and Jeanette Roberson Dillon.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nancy T. Dillon of the home; his mother, Mrs. Jeanette Dillon of High Point; two brothers, Mr. Billy Garland Dillon of Kernersville and Vernon "Rudy" Dillon of Colfax.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at Pierce Funeral Home Chapel.
The family has requested memorial contributions may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Assn., 2306 West Meadowview Road, Greensboro, NC 27402.

NANCY R. COOKE
1-17-98
ASHEBORO -- Nancy Ray Cooke, 75, of 303 Atlantic Ave., died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at her home.
The funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at West Asheboro Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Charlie Miller. Burial will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, at the Cooke Family Cemetery in Lakeview, SC.
She was a native of Lakeview, SC, retired from B.B. Walker of Asheboro, was a member of West Asheboro Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Troy E. & Ella L. Cooke and her brother, James M. Cooke.
Survivors are her sisters, Rosa C. Rowell of Asheboro; Mildred C. Ammons of Lakeview, SC; sister-in-law, Jeanette G. Cooke of Jacksonville, Fla.; nieces, Ann H. Leigh of Greensboro; Rosalie A. Watts of Asheboro; Keli T. Hooker of Greensboro; and other nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at the Pugh Funeral Home, Asheboro.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Randolph, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204-0009.

IRENE BRIDGES COOK
1-17-98
HIGH POINT -- Mrs. Irene Bridges Cook, 85, of 709 Nance Dr., Thomasville, died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at the Evergreens in High Point.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at Ward Street United Methodist Church by the Rev. Paul Bravender and the Rev. Bobby Beck. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Cook was born June 15, 1912, in High Point a daughter of John Hubbard and Mary Ethel Montgomery Bridges. She and her husband owned and operated Fairmont Grocery. She was a member of Ward Street United Methodist Church and a member of the Elizabeth Albright Class. She was also past president and active in the United Methodist Women. On Dec. 14, 1931, she married Thurman Charles Cook, who died in March, 1973.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Nancy) Michael, of 707 Nance Dr., Thomasville; one sister, Mrs. Mildred Kidd of Guilford Health Care, Greensboro; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at Sechrest Funeral Service, E. Lexington Ave.

JOSEPH PHILIP BRZEZINSKI
1-17-98
Mr. Joseph Philip Brzezinski, 70, of 5610 Fleming Terrace Road, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998, at Wesley Long Hospital.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at Saint Paul The Apostle Catholic Church, with Father Jim O'Neill officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Joseph Philip Brzezinski was born in Brooklyn, NY on Jan. 19, 1927, to the late Joseph and Catherine Brzezinski. Mr. Brzezinski served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and was retired from AT&T with 30 years service.
Mr. Brzezinski was preceded in death by his daughter, Catherine Brzezinski. Survivors include his loving wife, Angela of the home; sons, Joseph Brzezinski, Jr. of Chapel Hill; Michael Brzezinski of Raleigh; daughters, Elizabeth Whitcomb and husband, Peter of Brookline, Mass.; Major Diane Reese and husband, Major Kenneth Reese of Vienna, Va.; of the United States Air Force, and daughter, Mary Edmonds and husband, James of Hickory; sister, Blanche Geise of Lakeland, Fla.; and three grandchildren, Eric Joseph Reese; Rachel Ann Reese and Christine Elizabeth Edmonds.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Forbis & Dick Funeral Home, Guilford College Chapel on W. Friendly Ave.

GORDON E. BELL
1-17-98
Gordon E. Bell, 74, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998, at Moses H. Cone.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at Hanes-Lineberry Vanstory chapel with burial to follow at Lakeview Memorial Park.
A native of Alamance Co., Mr. Bell was a charter member of The Lutheran Church of Our Father. A veteran of WWII, and the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Navy. He retired from Bell-South, after 39 years of employment and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and also was a member of the Greensboro Moose Lodge #685.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Romie & Nora Bell; son, Stephan Dwayne Bell; and brother, Phillip Leon Bell.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Helen B. Bell of the home; son, Mark Gordon Bell and wife, Charlotte; daughter, Theresa B. Stone and husband, Ed; all of Greensboro; sisters, Audrey Bell Newnam and husband Rusty of Greensboro and Betty Bell Callicutt and husband, Bob of Lexington; grandchildren, Ann B. Hinson and husband, Greg of Clayton; Sherri L. Stone of Alexandria, Va.; Heather M. Bell and Ian G. Bell both of Greensboro; sister-in-law, Nettie Jo Sharp and husband, Al of Raleigh; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at the funeral home and other times at the residence.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 27405.

LOYD S. BARNETT
1-17-98
Loyd S. Barnett, 74, formerly of 617 Candlewood Drive, died of cancer on Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998, at Monor House at Irving Park.
A service of remembrance will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at Grace United Methodist Church, Greensboro.
A native of Rutherford County, he was a graduate of Ellenboro High School and Appalachian State University. He joined the Navy in World War II and served as an officer of board the Destroyer U.S.S. Doyle, which was part of the shore bombardment fleet on D-Day at Omaha Beach, Normandy, in June 1944. He retired as a Second Vice President of Jefferson-Pilot Life Insurance Company in 1987, after more than 40 years of service with Pilot Life.
Barnett was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church. He was former chairman of the church's Administrative Board, Finance Committee, Long Range Planning Committee, and Bicentennial Committee, and was a long time member of the William S. Cross, Jr. Fellowship Sunday School Class.
He was a member of the Greensboro Kiwanis Club, past member of the board of directors of the Guilford Wildlife Club, past member of the Oddfellows Lodge, and was a former member of the Alumni Council of Appalachian State University.
He is survived by a daughter, Kyle B. Church and son-in-law, Gordon L. Church of Roswell, Ga.; grandson, Adam McAlister Church and Philip Gordon Church of Roswell, Ga.; sister, Elsie B. Foster of Rutherfordton; sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and B.J. Kendrick of Shelby; Joyce and Robert E. Culbreth of Spartanburg, SC. Barnett's wife of over 50 years, Margaret Pierce Barnett preceded him in death on Dec. 7, 1996.
The family will receive friends in the Fellowship Hall of the church, after the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 438 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro, NC 27401 or to the American Cancer Society, 1114 Magnolia Street, Greensboro, N.C. 27401 or to Hospice at Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 27405.
Forbis and Dick, North Elm Street Funeral Home is serving the Barnett family.

STEVEN WAYNE TROUTMAN
1-18-98
GIBSONVILLE -- Mr. Steven Wayne Troutman, 45, of 309 Owen St. died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at Terry's Homecare of Yanceyville.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. today in Gibsonville City Cemetery.

LARRY J. SOUTHERN
1-18-98
NEWPORT -- Larry J. Southern, 55, of 272 Utopia Dr. died Jan. 15, 1998.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, in Ocean View Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. David Harper.
Survivors are wife, Irene Southern of Newport; daughters, Linda Guthrie and Margaret Swindell, both of Newport, Ramona Southern of Knoxville, Tenn., and Pat Mann of Newport; sisters, Jennette Bremmer and Virginia Southern, both of Greensboro; brothers, Roy Southern of Rutherfordton, Richard Southern of Greensboro, Bennie Southern of Tampa, Fl., Steve Southern of Knoxville, Tenn., Jerry Southern of Virginia and Doug Southern of Guam; 17 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. tonight at Munden's.
Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Morehead City.

RICHARD EMORY SMITH
1-18-98
MCLEANSVILLE -- Richard Emory Smith, 67, of 5504 Stoney Ridge Drive died Jan. 16, 1998, at Health Haven Nursing Home.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Monday in Guilford Memorial Park.
Mr. Smith was a native of Guilford County, of the Baptist faith and a veteran of the United States Navy.
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Bobbie S. Smith of the home; three daughters, Toni and husband, Rob Massengale of Greensboro, Terri Lynch of Greensboro, Pat Smith of Greensboro; one sister, Margaret Teague of Bear Creek; and one grandchild, David Lynch.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. tonight at Forbis & Dick North Elm St.

GERALD RUDELL
1-18-98
STONEY CREEK -- Gerald R. "Jerry" Rudell, 69, of 945 Wyckshire Court died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at Moses Cone Hospital, Greensboro, after a brief illness.
Funeral will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan, 20, 1998 at St. Mark's Reformed Church, conducted by the Rev. Robert M. Disher, Pastor of the church.
Born in Montgomery County, Pa., he was a sales engineer with Rockwell-Reliance Corp., attended St. Mark's Reformed Church, veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces, a member of Stoney Creek Country Club. He was a graduate of Penn State University, former member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, a Kanawha County Park Commissioner and a member of Edgewood Country Club, all in Charleston, W.Va.
Survivors include wife, Mrs. Ruth Sides Rudell of the home; daughter, Mrs. Kristine Blair of Charleston, W.Va.; one son, Roger Rudell of Columbia, S.C.; three grandchildren, Judd, Jamie and Andrew Blair; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Sarah Galvin of San Antonio, Texas and Mrs. Lisa Adams of Union Cross; six step-grandchildren, Patrick, Megan, Kelly and Erin Galvin, Marley and Hunter Adams; one half-sister, Mrs. Betty McGinnis of Leechburg, Pa. He was preceded in death by his mother, Hazel Irene Duck.
Mr. Rudell will remain at Lowe Funeral Home until being taken to the church for the funeral. The family will receive friends at Lowe Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. Monday and other times at the residence.
Memorials may be made to St. Mark's Reformed Church, 1230 St. Mark's Church Road, Burlington, NC 27215.

THELMA S. MULKINS
1-18-98
WEST END -- Mrs. Thelma Smith Parsons Mulkins, 89, died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Jackson Springs Presbyterian Church.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. tonight at Briggs Candor Funeral Home in Candor.


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