Miscellaneous Guilford County, North Carolina Obituaries

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BEATRICE STOKES SLADE
1-21-98
YANCEYVILLE -- Mrs. Beatrice Stokes Slade of Norwalk, Conn., formerly of 3911 Highway 158 W., died Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at Sassafras Grove Baptist Church.

JOHN ROCHE SEYMOUR
1-21-98
HIGH POINT -- Mr. John Roche Seymour, 78, of 1406 Trafalgar Dr., died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at High Point Regional Hospital.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at Floral Garden Park Cemetery by Father Jim Turner, OSFS.
Mr. Seymour was born March 15, 1919, in Laconia, New Hampshire, a son of John C. and Margaret R. Seymour. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II. He had lived in the High Point area since 1954, and was retired from Unifi, Inc. in Greensboro. He was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. He was also a member of High Point Country Club and the Elks Lodge in Laconia, N.H. On June 1, 1946, he married Elsie Neal who survives of the home.
Surviving also are one daughter, Kathy Seymour of High Point; one son and daughter-in-law, John and Patricia Seymour of Greensboro; two grandchildren, Jennifer and John Seymour.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at Sechrest Funeral Service, E. Lexington Ave.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the one's choice.

MARGARET FAYE PRITCHARD
1-21-98
SILER CITY -- Mrs. Margaret Faye Pritchard, 83, of 315 East 7th St., died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at Chatham Hospital.
The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at Oakley Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Howell and the Rev. Tommy Harrold officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Pritchard was a native of Alexander County and was retired from A.J. Schneierson & Co. She was a member of Oakley Baptist Church, where she was organist, pianist and a choir member.
She was preced in death by her husband, William Hugh "Bill" Pritchard on Oct. 31, 1997.
She is survived by three sons, Jack C. Pritchard of Pasadena, Md.; Guy W. Pritchard of Siler City and Michael H. Pritchard of Tampa, Fla.; five daughters, Nancy P. Wilson; Marie P. Marsh; Judy P. Marsh; Ellen P. Holder and Vicky P. Justice; all of Siler City, 19 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home. Other times, they will be at the home of Dalton and Marie Marsh, 164 Roland Marsh Rd., Siler City.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Oakley Baptist Church Music Fund, 2300 Siler City/Glendon Rd., Siler City, NC 27344.

MARY SHERARD PATE
1-21-98
GOLDSBORO -- Mrs. Mary Sherard Pate died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at Seymour Funeral Home Chapel.

KENNETH W. "RED" MYLER
1-21-98
Kenneth W. "Red" Myler, 69, of 3606 Randleman Rd., died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at his residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at Hanes-Lineberry, Vanstory St. Chapel.

FLOYD L. MARTIN
1-21-98
MINT HILL -- Floyd L. Martin, 87, formerly of High Point, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at Reavis Memorial Baptist Church.

COLON R. LOWDERMILK
1-21-98
ASHEBORO -- Mr. Colon R. Lowdermilk, 54, of 721 Franks Street, died Friday, Jan 9, 1998, at the V.A. Medical Hospital in Durham.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at C.C. Hodge's Funeral Service Chapel. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvery Cemetery.

LORAINE M. LOHR
1-21-98
LEXINGTON -- Laura Loraine Mitchum Lohr, 64, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at Beck's United Church of Christ.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at Davidson Funeral Home.

ANNIE BELL WILLIAMS KNOWLES
1-21-98
REIDSVILLE -- Annie Bell Williams Knowles, 87, of 3267 Grooms Road, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at Annie Penn Hospital.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in New Hope Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
She was a native of Rockingham County and was a homemaker and of the Primitive Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Joe Knowles, her son, Ernest Knowles, and her daughter, Brenda Knowles Paynter.
Survivors are her son, Brison Knowles and wife, Carol of Reidsville; daughters, Audrey Knowles Allen and husband, Joe of Reidsville; Cora Knowles Lewis and husband, John of Danville, Va.; Betty Knowles Dickerson and husband, David of Reidsville; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and a special caretaker, Sarah Cox.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at Wilkerson Funeral Home and other times at the home.

JOSEPH R. JEFFRIES
1-21-98
BURLINGTON -- Joseph R. Jeffries died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998.
Arrangements are incomplete at Sharpe Funeral Home, Inc.

DAN Q. JACKSON
1-21-98
Dan Q. Jackson, 85, passed away Monday, Jan. 19, 1998.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at the Hanes-Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel.
Born in Kinston, Nov. 5, 1912, he was the son of the late Jacob and Ada Jackson. Mr. Jackson was a veteran of WWII and served in the U.S. Air Force. He went on to pioneer the development and manufacture of parts for the aerospace industry including the life saving "KC fitting" during the 1960's.
Survivors include his wife, Gerry; son, Stephen A. Jackson of Greensboro; daughters, Kay Newman of Greensboro; Jean C. Keating of Climax; Diane E. Jackson of Atlanta; and Leah R. Jackson of Greensboro; grandchildren, Tom Keating; Shawn Newman; Matthew Jackson; Sarah Jackson; Christine Newman and Christopher Newman.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 27405.

MAMIE HARRIS
1-21-98
Mrs. Mamie Harris died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Brown's Funeral Home.

FRANK B. GRIFFIN
1-21-98
Frank B. Griffin, 87, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, after a brief illness.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at Christ United Methodist Church in the Chapel. Entombment will follow in Guilford Memorial Park.
An Architect in Gaston county for more than 30 years, he had lived in Greensboro, since 1992. He was a 1931 graduate with honors of NC State in Architectural Engineering and a member of Tau Beta Pi and Kappa Phi Kappa fraternities. He served in the Army Corps of Engineers during WWII as a Tech Sergeant. He was a member of Emeritus, American Institute of Architects. He designed commercial buildings, schools, churches, and residential homes in North and South Carolina. He designed Ashbrook and Hunter Huss High Schools in Gastonia. He was also an associate architect for First United Methodist Church in Gastonia, where he was a dedicated member. A long time member and past president in 1966 of the Gastonia Kiwanis Club, he was a strong supporter of Habitat for Humanity. He was an enthusiastic supporter of the Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra, of which his granddaughter, Sarah is a member. Mr. Griffin was a devoted husband of 57 years, devoted father and grandfather. He loved to travel the U.S. and had visited all except Alaska. The family thanks the nurses and staff of the 2000 unit at Moses Cone Hospital for their loving care and support. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church.
Survivors include, wife, Ann Winget Griffin of the home; son, Frank Winget Griffin of Greensboro; daughter, Margaret Ann Griffin Fitch of Richmond, Va.; four grandchildren, Sarah Kennedy Griffin; John Mask; James Mask and Jennifer Mask; one great-grandchild, Stephanie Mask. Mr. Griffin was predeceased by his sister, Elizabeth Griffin Rhyne.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Habitat for Humanity, 438 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro, NC 27401 or the charity of the donor's choice.
Forbis & Dick Guilford Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

ANNIE RUDD GRAVES
1-21-98
Annie Rudd Graves of 2012 Redwood Drive, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Johnson & Sons Funeral Home.

CECIL F. EASTER
1-21-98
REIDSVILLE -- Cecil F. Easter, 74, of 278 Penny Lane, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at Roselawn Memorial Gardens.
He was a native of Rockingham County, retired from the American Tobacco Company. He was an avid and accomplished golfer, shooting 7 hole-in-ones, during his life time.
Survivors include his wife, Delcie Chilton Easter of the home; sons, Ricky Easter and Gary Easter both of Reidsville; daughters, Teresa Easter Melville of Colfax; Robin Easter Ingle of Reidsville; grandchildren, Tosha Chatmon; Daisy Mae Easter; Crystal Shelton; and Carissa Shelton; all of Reidsville, sisters, Charlotte Hundley and Carlene Hundley both of Stoneville; brothers, Coy Easter of Madison; and Clarence Easter of Hanover.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at Wilkerson Funeral Home and other times at the home.

EVELYN HATLEY DILLON
1-21-98
LONG BEACH -- Mrs. Evelyn Hatley Dillon, 86, of 105 South Middleton Street, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at Autumn Care of Shallotte.
A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at Guilford Memorial Park, with the Rev. Steve Barton officiating.
Mrs. Dillon was born Nov. 12, 1911 in High Point, daughter of the late Martin L. and Ida Cagle Hatley and moved to Lon Beach from Greensboro, 13 years ago. She was a member of Hinshaw Memorial United Methodist Church in Greensboro and a retired laundromat operator.
Survivors include a daughter, Tansy B. Jobe of Long Beach; a granddaughter, Ginni Foxx of Greensboro; two great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.
Memorial contributions may be made to Long Beach Rescue Squad, Long Beach, NC 28465.
Peacock-Newnam Funeral Home, Southport is in charge of arrangements.

MYRTLE SWANEY CHEEK
1-21-98
McLEANSVILLE -- Myrtle Swaney Cheek, 83, of 5733 Frieden Church Rd., died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at her residence.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at Forbis & Dick N. Elm St. Chapel. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
She was a native of Guilford County, retired from Vick Chemical, formerly worked for MoJud, a member of Bessemer Baptist Church and past member of Bessemer Women's Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl B. and Bertha Swaney, brother, Col. Jack Swaney and sister, Rebecca Swaney Albright.
Survivors include her daughter, Sue Friddle Jackson of the home; sister, Edith Swaney Herndon of Lexington, SC; brothers, Joseph B. Swaney and Carl B. Swaney both of Greensboro; Robert G. Swaney of Hickory; grandchild, Susan Jackson Oliver of Greensboro; great-grandchildren, David and Michelle Oliver both of Greensboro; and many close nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at Forbis & Dick N. Elm St. Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 27405 or to Bessemer Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 14880, Greensboro, NC 27415.

WILLIAM EDWARDS CANADA
1-21-98
Mr. William Edwards Canada, 88, of 2721 Horsepen Creek Rd., died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at his home.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at Guilford College United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at New Garden Friends Meeting Cemetery.
Mr. Canada was born in Texas and grew up in Somerville, Tenn. and came to Guilford County in 1934. He was the husband of the late Ola Scott Canada, who passed away in 1984. Mr. Canada was a charter member of Guilford College United Methodist Church, when it was founded in 1959. He was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the early 1930's. He was self-employed, the rest of his life, as a residential remodeler.
He is survived by his son, Charles William Canada of Durham; daughters, Faye Canada Collins and Anne Canada of Greensboro; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at Hanes-Lineberry, North Elm Chapel, and other times at the residence.
Flowers are welcome, however, memorial contributions may be made to Guilford College United Methodist Church, 1205 Fleming Rd., Greensboro, NC 27410.

LULA BAILEY CAMPBELL
1-21-98
BELTON, SC -- Lula Bailey Campbell, 100, of 126 Docheno Rd., and widow of Rufus Mattison Campbell, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at Ellenburg Nursing Center in Anderson, SC.
A graveside service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at the Garden of Memories with Dr. Booker Bagby and the Rev. Randy Creamer officiating.
Born in McRae, Ga.; she was a daughter of the late Charles Milton Bailey and Mary Clance Bailey. She was a member of Barker's Creek Baptist Church, and she was a homemaker.
Surviving are sons, Leonard Campbell of Belton and Charles M. (Jim) Campbell of Honea Path, SC; daughters, Allene Locke of Belton, SC; Mary Creekmore of Suffolk, Va.; Bobbie Blakeley of Eden; and Jane Cauthen of Greensboro; brother, Cecil Bailey of Wrightsville, Ga.; sister, Helen Incy Aiken of Vidalia, Ga.; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
The body is at the Cox Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. The family is at the home of Leonard Campbell, 114 Docheno Rd., Belton.
In lieu of flowers the family respectfully asks that memorials be made to Barkers Creek Baptist Church or to the charity of ones choice.
Arrangements by Cox Funeral Home, Belton, SC.

L.P. BEST, JR.
1-21-98
MEBANE -- Mr. L.P. Best, Jr., 87, of 4672 Forest Lake Dr., died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at his home.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at the Mebane United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery.
Born in Warsaw, he was the son of Lucius Pender Best, Sr. and Huldah Harrison Walston Best, both are deceased. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Cooper Best and his daughter, Gayle Cooper Best.
He was active in the Mebane United Methodist Church and a member of the Official Board. He was founder and owner of Cratique, chairman of the Board of Kingsdown and served on the board of Central Carolina Bank. He was former Mayor of Mebane, chairman of the Alamance County Democratic Party and chairman of the Alamance County Commissioners. He served in the Army in WWII. He attended Woodberry Forest School and University of North Carolina of Chapel Hill, where he was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilom fraternity.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews, Kenneth Claiborn Royall, Jr. and Margaret Royall Davis; both of Durham; Lucile Best McKee; Charles Brantely Aycock and William Benjamin Aycock; all of Raleigh; Martha Best Yorke Lawson of Wilmington; and Aaron Jones York of New York, NY.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home in Mebane.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Good Samaritan Fund of Mebane United Methodist Church, 200 S. Fourth St., Mebane, NC 27302.

W. CARL ALLRED
1-21-98
SOUTHERN PINES -- William Carl Allred, 75, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at his home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Briggs Candor Funeral Home in Candor.

McBRIDE A. ALBRIGHT
1-21-98
BURLINGTON -- Mr. McBride A. "Mac" Albright, 65, of 2328 LaVista Drive, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at his residence.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at Providence United Church of Christ. Burial will be in Graham Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at McClure Funeral Home in Graham.

WAYLON WILLIAMS
1-22-98
COATS -- Mr. Waylon Williams, 78, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at the Brian Center in Asheboro.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at the Rose & Graham Funeral Home Chapel in Coats. Burial will follow in the Coats City Cemetery.

JACK H. WENNER
1-22-98
Mr. Jack H. Wenner, a loving husband and father, 63, of 3503 Chadford Place, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at Moses Cone Hospital.
A burial of Christian Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Westminster Gardens.
Mr. Wenner was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. He was a chemical engineer for DuPont whe he retired in 1996, after 40 years of service. Mr. Wenner was a graduate of Michigan State, a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and an active member of the Michigan State Varsity Alumni Club.
Surviving are his wife of 18 years, Lorrain F. Wenner of the home; daughters, Kelley Diane Wenner of the home; Tracy Wenner of Arlington, Va.; Carrie Wenner Robertson of Alexandria, Va.; sister, Janet Hohman of Phoenix, Ariz.; nieces, Michele Falls of Greensboro; Kim Hohman and nephew, Scott Hohman, both of Phoenix, Ariz.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home N. Elm St.
Memorial contributions may be made to Moses Cone Hospital, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Unit, 1200 N. Elm St., Greensboro, NC 27401.

JAMES HENDERSON WELLS
1-22-98
KERNERSVILLE -- James Henderson Wells, 95, of 129 Oak Street, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at Wesley Long Hospital.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at Smith Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ward Larrimore officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
He was born in Foot Valley, Ga., the son of James Henderson and Myrtis Nolan Wells. He was a member of the Smith Grove Baptist Church, former member of the Kernersville Civil Air Patrol. His wife, Mrs. Dorothy Wells preceded him in death in 1985.
Survivors are two daughters, Carolyn Swaim and Julia Wells both of Kernersville; two sons, Robert Wells of Charleston, SC; and Ricky Wells of Kernersville; one step-son, Jerry Hendrix of Clinton, SC; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at Pierce Funeral Home Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Shephard's Center of Kernersville Inc., 431 Bodenhamer Street, Kernersville, NC 27284 or to The Seeing Eye Inc., P.O. Box 375 Morristown, NJ 07963-0375.

RICHARD MELVIN VEST, SR.
1-22-98
Mr. Richard Melvin Vest, Sr., 55, of 5023 Randleman Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at his home.
A graveside funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at Salisbury National Cemetery, Salisbury, NC.
Mr. Vest was born Oct. 15, 1942, in Baltimore, Md. the son of the late Halcey Thomas and Clara Ellis Vest. He was a maintenance supervisor with Buffalo Lanes, a veteran of both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are his wife, Joan Vest of the home; one daughter, Robin Southern of Greensboro; one son, Richard Melvin Vest, Jr. of Randleman; a granddaughter, Haley Southern of Greensboro; a sister, Helen Hood of Baltimore, Md. and two brothers, Tom Hood of Bacliff, Texas; and Glenn Lewis of Baltimore, Md.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at Lambeth-Troxler Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 27405.

WALTER RAYMOND "ACE" TUTTLE
1-22-98
MADISON -- Mr. Walter Raymond "Ace" Tuttle, 67, of 704 Blossom Lane, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at NC Baptist Hospital.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at the Madison United Methodist Church with burial in Woodland Cemetery.
Mr. Tuttle was born in Rockingham County. He was a member of the Madison United Methodist Church, was a U.S. Army veteran, and was a member of the Madison Moose Lodge and VFW. Ace was a retired sales manger from Barber Chevrolet-Oldsmobile-GEO. He was formerly employed with Tuttle Chevrolet, and he worked a total of 37 years in sales with Tuttle and Barber Chevrolet. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Barrow Tuttle.
Survivors include his daughters, Alice T. Langford of Spartanburg, SC and Sarah T. Whitt of Lugoff, SC; his grandchildren, Alex and Zachary Whitt; Forrest and Parker Langford; and his brother, John Mason Tuttle of Mayodan; and his sister, Frankie Sharon of Stokesdale.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at Colonial Funeral Home and other times, at the residence.
Memorial contributions may be made to Madison United Methodist Church, 110 W. Academy Street, Madison, NC 27025.

JAMES LEE "BUS" SECHREST
1-22-98
LEXINGTON -- James Lee "Bus" Sechrest, 84, of 602 County Club Blvd., died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998.
The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at The Timberlake Chapel, at Piedmont Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at Piedmont Funeral Home and at the home at other times.


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