Miscellaneous Guilford County, North Carolina Obituaries

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CLYDE WALTERS MILES 
1-18-98
BURLINGTON -- Mr. Clyde Walters Miles, 79, of Alamance Health Care Center, formerly of S. Mebane St. died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998 at Rich & Thompson Chapel, Burlington.
The family will be at the Rich & Thompson Mortuary in Burlington from 5-7 p.m. Monday. 

MOIR SANDERS MCHONE 
1-18-98
MADISON -- Mr. Moir Sanders McHone, 77 of Route 1, Duggins Road died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at Forsyth Hospital.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Lawsonville Baptist Church with burial in the Snow Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. McHone was born in Stokes County. He was a member of Lawsonville Baptist Church and he was retired from Burlington Industries.
Survivors include his wife, Geneva Bennett McHone of the home; sons, Billy Gene McHone of Danbury and Jackie Dean McHone of Colorado Springs, Colo.; daughters, Barbara M. Wilkins of Madison, Curthrie M. Vernon of Mocksville, Debora McHone and Gwendolyn M. Shaffer of Sandy Ridge; brothers, Clyde McHone of Walnut Cove and Randolph McHone of Pilot Mountain; sisters, Mary Shelton of Lawsonville and Beattie Woods of Westfield; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. tonight at the Lawsonville Baptist Church and other times at the residence.
Arrangements by Colonial Funeral Home in Madison. 

WILSON ANDERSON MCBANE 
1-18-98
Mr. Wilson Anderson McBane, 90, formerly of 723 S. Elam Ave. died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at Friends Homes at Guilford, where he has been a resident since 1994.
A graveside funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at New Garden Friends Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday evening at Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home, North Elm St. from 7-9 p.m.
A native of Alamance County, Mr. McBane was the last child of Anderson Scott and Arka Wilson McBane. He moved to Greensboro in 1927 and in 1935 married Mary Dixon, who passed away in 1991. Mr. McBane was a member of First Friends Meeting, and a member of the Oddfellows Lodge for 65 years. He was a retired Chief Electrician for the Vicks Chemical Corporation. He was affectionately known as the "Candyman" because he loved to handout candy to everyone he came in contact with.
Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Jean M. and Fred Small of Greensboro; numerous nieces and nephews; and many beloved friends and neighbors.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Jan. 25, 1998 at 3:00 p.m. at First Friends Meeting.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Friends Meeting, 2100 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro, NC 27403; or the Friends Homes at Guilford, 925 New Garden Road, Greensboro, NC 27410. 

TAMMY M. MARTIN 
1-18-98
HAMPTON, VA -- Ms. Tammy M. Martin passed away Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998, at her home in Hampton, Virginia.
She was the daughter of Mr. Julius Martin of Hampton, Va. and Mrs. Julia Martin of Peekskill, New York and was the niece of Robert and Marie Martin of Sedalia. Ms. Martin was a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University.
Arrangements are incomplete in Hampton, Va.
Notice courtesy of Community Funeral Home, Greensboro. 

ISAAC J. LEE 
1-18-98
SILER CITY -- Isaac J. Lee of 704 Martin Loop Road died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at Chatham Hospital.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Holy Trinity United Holy Church with the Reverend Samuel B. Obie officiating. Burial will be in Chatham Memorial Park.
He was a native of Chatham County and was a member of Holy Trinity Church. He was employed at Ramtex in Ramseur.
Survivors include wife, Georgia A. Lee; daughter, Denise M. Lee of the home; son, Rodney B. Lee and Christine of Lowell; mother, Beulah C. Lee of Siler City; two sisters, Christine Lee and Maggie Lee, both of Siler City; brother, Clarence Lee of Siler City; mother-in-law, Mozelle Alston of Siler City; five grandchildren, Jamille, Brittany, Krista, Wesley and Alexis.
The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. tonight at Holy Trinity U.H.C.
Farrar Funeral Service is assisting the family.

WILLIE LAWSON
1-18-98
REIDSVILLE -- Mrs. Willie Joe Totten Lawson of 123 Arlington St. died Saturday morning, Jan. 17, 1998.
Arrangements are incomplete at Johnson & Sons Funeral Home. 

ROBERT MORRIS KIMBALL 
1-18-98
BURLINGTON -- Dr. Robert Morris Kimball, 84, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at 4:55 a.m., at Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington.
Funeral will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at St. Mark's Reformed Church where Dr. and Mrs. Kimball have been active members for the last eight years. The Rev. Bob Disher, Jr., the Rev. Ron Price and the Rev. Scott Woody, Pastors of St. Mark's Reformed Church will be officiating. Burial will be in the cemetery of Mt. Auburn United Church of Christ in Manson at 2:30 p.m. Monday.
Dr. Kimball, son of the late Jacob and Ruth Hayden Morris Kimball, was born on April 21, 1913 in Manson. He graduated from Elon College in 1934 and from Yale Divinity School in 1937. He was ordained as a minister in the United Church of Christ in 1937, served as a Chaplain in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and later received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Elon College in 1963.
During his years of pastoral ministry, he served churches in Everett, Pa.; Cliffside Park, N.J.; Franklin, Va.; and Ashtabula, Ohio. From 1959 to 1972 he was minister of the First Christian Church in Burlington. Prior to his retirement in 1983, he was pastor of Happy Home United Church of Christ in Ruffin and Hebron United Church of Christ in Winston-Salem.
Dr. Kimball is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Cooke Kimball; sons, Robert David Kimball of Chapel Hill and Richard Allen Kimball of Whiteville; daughter, Sue Kimball Boone of Gibsonia, Pa. He has seven surviving grandchildren, Jonathan David Kimball of New York, N.Y., Julie Allison Kimball of Raleigh, Alice Elizabeth Kimball and Richard Allen Kimball, Jr. of Whiteville, and Robert Waldo Boone, Mary Elizabeth Boone Yates and Richard Stanley Boone of Gibsonia, Pa. Also surviving him are sisters, Ruth Kimball Milling of Burlington and Alma Kimball Mayfield of Norlina. He was preceded in death by one sister, Lillie Kimball Tanner of Palmer Springs, Va. and a brother, Jacob Allen Kimball, Jr. of Manson.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. tonight at Rich & Thompson Mortuary in Burlington and other times at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark's Reformed Church, 1230 St. Mark's Church Road, Burlington, NC 27215; or to Mt. Auburn United Church of Christ, Manson, NC 27553; or Elon College, c/o Memorial Contributions, P.O. Box 398, Elon College, NC 27244. 

VELNA GORDON 
1-18-98
THOMASVILLE -- Mrs. Velna Hall Williams Gordon, 84, a resident of 7286 Little Uwharrie Road died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998.
Funeral will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday at J.C. Green & Sons Chapel. 

JOHN HENRY GANT 
1-18-98
John Henry Gant of 418 Stewart died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998. 
Arrangements are incomplete at Hargett Funeral Home. 

JOHN F. ETCHISON, JR. 
1-18-98
EDEN -- John Frank Etchison, Jr., 73, of 417 Moir St. died Jan. 16, 1998, at his residence. 
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Reynolds Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the McFarling Family Cemetery in Yanceyville. Military honors will be conducted by the Honor Guard Post 325 of Danville.
A native of Advance, Mr. Etchison retired from the military, serving in the Navy during World War II. He also worked as a construction superintendent and attended Osborne Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marie McFarling Etchison.
Surviving are wife, Nancy Etchison of Groom, Texas; daughters, Sherry Baker and Lori Sawyers, both of Eden, Jamie Tackett of Ripley, Okla.; sons, Terry Etchison of Mina, Ark., Larry Etchison of Pampa, Texas; stepchildren, J'Linna Finck and Justin Harris, both of Texas, Jay Harris of Arkansas; sisters, Shirley Absher of Pleasant Garden, Betty Horn of Greensboro; brothers, Glenn Etchison and Jim Etchison, both of Greensboro, George Etchison of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; and 18 grandchildren.
The family will be at Reynolds Funeral Home 7-9 p.m. Monday and other times at the residence. 

LYNDA JANE EKLUND 
1-18-98
Lynda Jane Eklund, 66, of Greensboro died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at Wesley Long Hospital. 
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, 1998 at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Eklund will be remembered by her family and friends for her many acts of kindness, acceptance and belief in the goodness of everyone. Her volunteer efforts included work for Pathways, Greensboro Urban Ministries and Lutheran Church of the Resurrection.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard C. Eklund.
Survivors include sons, Richard C. Eklund, Jr. and wife, Karen of Clemmons, Karl Eklund and wife, Tami of Matthews and Edward Eklund of Greensboro; daughter, Kristina Eklund and husband, Bobby Carroll of Greensboro; brother, Charles McDonough of Bridgewater, N.J.; seven grandchildren, Nikolas, Lainey, Benjamin, Ryan, Christopher, Megan and Jennifer.
The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. tonight at Forbis & Dick Guilford Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials may be made to Lutheran Church of the Resurrection Memorial Fund, 6720 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro, NC 27410. 

JOHN EISER DUBEL 
1-18-98
WILMINGTON -- John Eiser Dubel of 6258 Ingleside Dr. died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at his residence.
He was born in Baltimore, Md. on Nov. 10, 1925, the son of the late Augustus Brown and Mae Bertha Eiser Dubel.
Mr. Dubel was co-founder of Kraft Seaboard Foods in Rocky Mount and later founded Fleetwash Systems of Carolina. He was Commander of the local chapter of The American Ex-Prisoners of War Chapter. He attended the Wesleyan Chapel Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Marie B. Dubel; three sons, John E. Dubel, Jr. and wife, Kathi of Greensboro, Jeffrey B. Dubel and wife, Suzi of Greensboro, Jonathan S. Dubel and wife Patty of Wilmington; three daughters, Carol Dubel Womble and husband, Jim of Greensboro, Mary Louise Dubel of Wilmington, Donna R. Dubel of Chapel Hill; 11 grandchildren; two sisters, Harriet Prior and husband, Carl of Baltimore, Md., Patricia Rock and husband, Glenn of Baltimore, Md.
Memorials services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, 1998 at The Wesleyan Chapel Methodist Church, Wilmington by the Rev. Curtis Campbell.
The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. tonight at 6258 Ingleside Dr., Wilmington.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 4701 Wrightsville Ave., Suite C, Wilmington, NC 28403.
Arrangements by Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. 

HOMER C. DOWD, SR. 
1-18-98
BURLINGTON -- Mr. Homer C. Dowd, Sr., 70, of 320 Stokes St. died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at home. 
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, 1998 at McClure Funeral Home of Burlington.
The family will receive friends at the McClure Funeral Home of Burlington tonight from 7-9 p.m. 

PEARL HAYES DOSS 
1-18-98
Pearl Hayes Doss, 92, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at Wesley Long Community Hospital. 
Funeral will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Hanes-Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel. Interment will follow at 3:30 p.m. in Woodland Cemetery in Winston-Salem.
Mrs. Doss was preceded in death by her husband, William Early Doss.
Survivors include her only daughter, Norma Smith and husband, Baxter of Greensboro; brothers, Grady Hayes of Winston-Salem and Edgar Hayes of Pensacola, Fla.; grandson, Robby Charles and wife, Barbara; granddaughter, Lisa Austin and husband, Marty; and grandson, Terry Charles and wife, Carrie.
The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. 

CLARICE RUSSELL DAWSON 
1-18-98
Mrs. Clarice Russell Dawson, of Greensboro died Jan. 16, 1998. 
Arrangements are incomplete at Brown's Funeral Home. 

MARY MORTON COWAN 
1-18-98
Mrs. Mary "Lady" Morton Cowan of 3544-C Lynn Haven Drive died Wednesday evening, Jan. 14, 1998, at her residence.
A native of Reidsville, She had resised in Newark, N.J. for 37 years and had resided in Irvington, N.J. five years prior to relocating to Greensboro a year ago. A 1958 graduate of Booker T. Washington High School, she was an outstanding student and basketball player. Mrs. Cowan was a retiree of Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.
Surviving are three sisters, Ms. Victoria M. Martin of Greensboro, Ms. Barbara M. Slade and Ms. Gwendolyn M. Hampton, both of Reidsville; two brothers, Eugene Morton of Reidsville and David Morton of Newark, N.J.; other relatives and many dear friends.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Assembly Faith Christian Ministry, 605 Montgomery St., Reidsville. Rev. Jessie Cobb will preside and interment will follow in the National Cemetery, Salisbury.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-7:30 p.m. at the Johnson & Sons Funeral Home and may be contacted other times at 908 Moore St., Reidsville. 

OPAL BELL BOISSEAU 
1-18-98
MADISON -- Opal Bell Boisseau, 81, formerly of 800 West Jackson St. in Mayodan died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at Britthaven of Madison.
Funeral will be held 11 a.m. Monday at the Ray Funeral Home in Madison, with burial in the Mayodan Municipal Cemetery.
Mrs. Boisseau was a native of Allegany County, was a member of the First Baptist Church of Madison and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents; Elder, R.D. Bell and Mary Johnson Bell, and is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Kenn and Susan Boisseau; daughter and son-in-law, Anne and Benjamin Terry, all of Raleigh. She is also survived by her brother, Hassell Bell of Silver Spring, Md.; sisters, Polly Steele of Madison, Veocie Goad of Mayodan; and six grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Monday from 9:30-11 a.m. prior to the service in the chapel of Ray Funeral Home and other times at the home of Polly Steele, 715 Edmond St., Madison.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rockingham County, P.O. Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375; or Alzheimers Foundation, Piedmont Triad NC Chapter, 836 Oak Street, Suite 451, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. 

CURTIS BOGANS 
1-18-98
MT. GILEAD -- Mr. Curtis Bogans, 62, of 8112 Linberg Blvd., Philadelphia, Pa. died on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1998.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998 at the Thomasville Baptist Church. 

FRANCES MCKAUGHAN BLUE 
1-18-98
KERNERSVILLE -- Mrs. Frances McKaughan Blue, 62, of Kernersville, a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem.
She was born in Forsyth County, Dec. 14, 1935 to Charles R. and Alma Pearman McKaughan. She was a homemaker, a member of Gold Wing Road Riders Assn. and a member of Vass Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, James F. Blue of the home; two daughters, Elesa Hurley of Clemmons, Tina Anderson of Kernersville; one son, Duke Blue of Kernersville; two sisters-in-law, Daisy Irsik of Colorado Springs, Colo., Mary Schaub of Sanford; and two grandchildren.
A prayer service will be held today, Jan. 18, 1998 at 7 p.m. at Pierce Funeral Home Chapel, by the Rev. Jesse Mansfield. The family will receive friends following the service until 9 p.m. Funeral will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19, 1998 at Vass Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Johnson Grove Cemetery, Vass. The body will lie in state one hour before the service.
Pierce Funeral Home Chapel is in charge of arrangements. 

MATTIE NICHOLS AUMAN 
1-18-98
ASHEBORO -- Mattie Nichols Auman, 87, of 207 South Broad St., Seagrove died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at Montgomery Memorial Hospital, Troy.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, 1998 at Pugh Funeral Home Chapel, Asheboro, conducted by Elder Steve Long. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Primitive Baptist Church, Asheboro.
She was a native of Montgomery County and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Carol Cagle of Ether.
Survivors include daughters, Dorothy Lawless of Melborne, Fla., Deloris Saunders of Troy, Janet Tompkins of Charlotte; son, Hoyt Auman of Seagrove; ten grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and sister, Maie McDuffie of Star.
The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. tonight at the Pugh Funeral Home, Asheboro. 

HARUKO WILKERSON 
1-19-98
GRAHAM -- Mrs. Haruko Yamada Wilkerson, 69, of 613 Keck Road died Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at Hospice Home.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Haw River Christian Church.
The family will receive friends at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday night and other times they will be at the home of daughter, Ms. Kathy W. Carey, 1777 Payne Road, Graham. 

LETHER WALSER 
1-19-98
LEXINGTON -- Lether Shoaf Walser, 82, of Walser Lane died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998. 
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Maple Grove Church of Brethren Cemetery. 


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