Miscellaneous Guilford County, North Carolina Obituaries

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BRAXTON B. SAWYER
1-22-98
GIBSONVILLE -- Emma Braxton Blackwood Sawyer, 81, of 6645 Frieden Church Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Norman Harris and the Rev. Bill Barnes. Burial will be in Randolph Memorial Park.
Mrs. Sawyer was a native of Orange County, and attended First Baptist Church of Elon College, where she was a member of Epsie Somers Sunday School Class. She was a homemaker and was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Sawyer.
Survivors are her daughter, Joann Newell of the home; son-in-law, Bill Newell of the home; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at Ridge Funeral Home and 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home, prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 3109 Poplarwood Court, Suite 125, Raleigh, NC 27604-1043.

CHARLES CONNELLY POWELL
1-22-98
PLEASANT GARDEN -- Mr. Charles Connelly Powell, 70, of Rosswood Road, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at his residence.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at Burke Memorial Park Mausoleum.
He was a member of Pleasant Garden United Methodist Church.
Survivors are his daughter, Gemma Tilley of Greensboro; and two grandchildren.
In addition to the survivors is Betty Kirkman, his special friend, with whom he made his home during his time of illness.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Garden United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 188, Pleasant Garden, NC 27313 or to the American Heart Association, 111-D Pomona Drive, Greensboro, N.C. 27407.

JEANNE PICKARD
1-22-98
Jeanne Pickard, 52, of 127 Concord St., died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at Moses Cone Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete at Hanes-Lineberry, North Elm Chapel.

JAMES LEROY POOLE, JR.
1-22-98
JONESVILLE -- James Leroy Poole, Jr., 30, of 211 Hall Street, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at Lexington City Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service, at Piedmont Funeral Home.

HENRY C. PHILLIPS
1-22-98
ASHEBORO -- Henry Clay Phillips, 80, of 1440 Sunset Ave. Ext., died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at Randolph Hospital.
The funeral will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at Pugh Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Randolph Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at Pugh Funeral Home, Asheboro.

ARNOLD EUGENE PETERS
1-22-98
HIGH POINT -- Arnold Eugene Peters, 76, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, Cumby Eastchester Drive Chapel.

PAUL OLIVER NIX
1-22-98
BURLINGTON -- Paul Oliver Nix, 77, of 445 North N.C. 87, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at his residence after one year of failing health and one week of critical illness.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at First Baptist Church of Elon College, conducted by the Rev. Norman Harris, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Elon College and assisted by the Rev. Lester Haney, Pastor of Shamrock Evangelical Methodist Church. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
He was born in Young County, Texas to the late Zacheus Lafayette Nix and Susan Annie Pharris Nix. He retired from Western Electric Company, following 35 years of service. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elon College, where he was a member of the Solid Rock Sunday School Class. Former member of the Western High School Boosters Club and former photographer for the Western High School Sports Teams. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and the Communications Workers of America, graduate of the Conroe Texas High School in Conroe, Texas, graduate of Casey Jones School of Aeronautics in Newark, NJ, member of the Senior Democrats of Alamance County, retired member of the Elon College Volunteer Fire Department, after 32 years of service and presently served on the Board of Directors, an Army Air Force veteran of World War II, served in the 58th Pursuit Squadron, 33rd Pursuit Group, which was the Joker Squadron in North Africa. He also served in Europe with the 366th Fighter Group and was in six major battles. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post 11175 of Elon College and a member of the American Legion Post 63.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Amy Locke Nix of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Sidney (Mary Anne) Johnson of Burlington; one son, Darrell E. Nix of Rocky Mount; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Opal Seaberry of Keene, Texas; Mrs. Lorene Brown of Houston, Texas; one step-great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at Lowe Funeral Home and other times, at the home. Mr. Nix will remain at the funeral home until placed in the church to lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Melanoma Consortium, DUMC 3828 Durham, NC 27710 and the First Baptist Church of Elon College, P.O. Box 163, Elon College, NC 27244 and Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, P.O. Box 2122, Burlington, NC 27216.

KENNETH W. "RED" MYLER
1-22-98
Kenneth W. "Red" Myler, 69, of 3606 Randleman Rd., died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at his residence.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at South Elm St. Baptist Church in Greensboro. Burial will follow the service in Guilford Memorial Park.
He attended South Elm St. Baptist Church and worked in Winston Cup Racing for 40 years, formerly associated with Petty Enterprises, Holman-Moody, Jack Smith, and most recently retired after 25 years, from Bud Moore Engineering in Spartanburg. He is preceded in death by his wife, Sue P. Myler.
He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Nelson McCorquodale of High Point; and Patricia and Maurice Petty of Randleman; sons, J.R. Harris of Greensboro; Daniel Harris of McCormick, SC; sisters, Louise Mendenhall of Pacific Junction, Iowa; and Paul Myler of Missouri Valley, Iowa; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; and many special friends.
He was loved by so many and will be missed by all who knew him, especially those who so lovingly refered to him as Pop.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight, at Hanes-Lineberry, Vanstory Chapel and other times, at the residence.
The family requests memorial contributions may be made to the South Elm St. Baptist Church, 4212 S. Elm-Eugene St., Greensboro, NC 27406.

JAMES I. "ISAAC" McCRAW
1-22-98
James I. "Isaac" McCraw, 83, of 204 Jupiter Dr., died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at Hanes-Lineberry, Vanstory St. Chapel. Interment will be in Guilford Memorial Park.
A native of Surry Co., he was a member of the Sheldon Road Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by a grandson, Jimmy Johnson.
He is survived by his wife, Pauline B. McCraw of Greensboro; daughters, Pat M. Bisher of Greensboro; Ruby M. Kepley of Greensboro; Peggy M. Oakley of Richmond, Va.; and Kay M. Parrish of Greensboro; sisters, Sally M. Collins, Minnie M. Whittaker; and Maxine M. Gaydon; all of Greensboro; grandchildren, Penny J. Moore; Michael R. Johnson; Jennifer C.R. Johnson; Danny G. Kepley; Paula K. Hellard; Lisa C. Oakley; Jeff S. Oakley; Tracy L. Parrish; and Andy B. Parrish; and eight great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, 1998, at the funeral home, and other times, at the residence.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Clara House of Greensboro.

LUTHER A. MARSH
1-22-98
SANFORD -- Luther A. Marsh, 65, of 5707 Big Springs Rd., died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at Rogers Memorial Chapel.

WESLEY D. LAWSON
1-22-98
Wesley D. Lawson, 60, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998 at Moses H. Cone Hospital.
The funeral service will be held 1 pm Friday, Jan. 23 at Greensboro Church of Christ. Interment will follow at Buffalo Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Wesley was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. E.D. Lawson. He attended Gateway Education Center and was a member of Greensboro Church of Christ.
Wesley is survived by his brother, Charles W. Lawson; his sister, Clara J. Brown; by sister and brother-in-law, Beatrice and John Schoolfield, all of Greensboro.
The family will receive friends 7 pm to 8 pm Thursday at Hanes-Lineberry North Elm Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Greensboro Church of Christ, 3232 Yanceyville St., Greensboro, N.C. 27405.

ETTA BREWER KELLAM
1-22-98
BISCOE -- Etta Brewer Kellam, 92, formerly of Biscoe, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at Masonic & Eastern Star Home of Greensboro.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at Biscoe Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev. James Garrett. Burial will be in Bascom Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery with Eastern Star Rites.
Mrs. Etta Brewer Kellam was born July 12, 1905, was a member of Biscoe Presbyterian Church and a member of Greensboro Charter 14 of the Eastern Stars. Her final days were spent at the Masonic & Eastern Star Home of Greensboro. She was the widow of Charles Edgar Kellam who preceded her in death on March 12, 1955. Mrs. Kellam received a plaque for her outstanding service as Sunday School teacher from 1942 to 1972. She was also a business lady owning and operating The Fashion Shop in Troy for 12 years.
Survivors include step-sons, Sam Kellam of Biscoe; Carry Kellam of High Point; brother, Curtis Brewer of Robbins; sisters, Sally Kennedy of Carthage; Della Myrick of Star; Frances Mitchell of High Point; Onnie Britt of Biscoe; Grace Emerson of High Point.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at Phillips Funeral Home and other times, the family will meet at the home of Onnie Britt, 110 Hyde St., Biscoe.

FRANKLIN HUSSEY
1-22-98
HIGH POINT -- Franklin Hussey, 60, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at High Point Regional Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete at Hoover's Funeral Home, High Point.

WILLIAM HOLDAWAY
1-22-98
TROY -- William Preston Holdaway, 73, of Highway #109, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at First Health Montgomery Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Briggs Funeral Home in Troy.

RONALD OTIS HADLOCK
1-22-98
TRINITY -- Ronald Otis Hadlock, 64, a resident of 3543 Gaddy Drive, died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at High Point Regional Hospital.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at Sechrest Funeral Home in Archdale. Officiating ministers will be the Rev. Janet S. Forrest and Dr. David S. Melton.
He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on July 18, 1933, the only son of Otis Tanner and Eunice Elizabeth Heidt Hadlock. Reared in Burton, Ohio, and Side Lake, Minn., he was a graduate of NC State University; a retired chemical engineer with High Point Chemical, Piedmont Chemical, Carolina By-Products, Dow Corning, and a veteran of the United States Army. On. Jan. 8, 1983, he was married to the former Evelyn Marie Morrow, who survives of the home.
Also surviving are his daughter, Lee Ann Hadlock of Trinity; son, Allen Otis Hadlock of Randleman; granddaughter, Meagan Elizabeth Hadlock of Greensboro; two step-daughters, Donna Marie West and Michelle Cathleen West of Greensboro; sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and Merrill Davidson and their daughters, Becky and Shari; all of Minneapolis, Minn. He was preceded in death in 1974 by his first wife, the former, Frances Ann Cox of Franklinton, NC.
The family will receive friends at Sechrest, immediately following the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262, The Cancer Center, or Phillips Cancer Pavilion of High Point Regional Hospital, 601 North Elm Street, High Point, NC 27262.

JAMES 'JIM' PERSHING GILLEY, SR.
1-22-98
James 'Jim' Pershing Gilley, Sr., of Greensboro, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998 at Wesley Long Hospital.
Funeral will be 11 am Friday, Jan. 23, 1998 at Hanes-Lineberry Vanstory St. Chapel with burial to follow at Lakeview Memorial Park.
A native Mecklenburg County, Jim was a member of Gate Way Baptist Church. He worked for the City of Greensboro for approximately 18 years and retired from Kyle's Friendly Service.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche Gilley.
He is survived by his sons and their wives, James P. and Dawn Gilley, Jr.,, of Summerfield, William Henry and Patricia Diane Gilley of Climax; step-daughter and her husband, Patsy and Roger Williamson of Pleasant Garden; sister, Luzine Ray of South Carolina; brother,, Cletus Gilley of Kitty Hawk; grandchildren, Cameran Elizabeth Gilley, Stacy D'Italia, Jessica D'Italia, Kathy Lucas, and Tammy Locklear; and great-grandchildren, Timmy Hand, Ashley Lucas and Dustin Lucas.
The family will receive friends 7-9 Thursday at the funeral home and other times at the residence of James Jr., 106 Lake Dr., Summerfield, N.C.

JANET NICHOLSON DUNTON
1-22-98
PUTNAM, CONN. -- Janet Nicholson Dunton, 73, of 257 Sabin St. Apt. 22, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at her home after a long battle with cancer.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, at St. Mary's R.C. Church in Putnam, Conn.
She was born on July 16, 1924, in Worcester, Mass. and graduated from Commerce High School. She married Lloyd Dunton of Queens, NY, and he survives her. She lived for many years in Oradell, NJ and Greensboro, NC and was active for much of her life in the Democratic Party and the ACLU.
During World War II, Mrs. Dunton served with the U.S. Navy Women's Reserve as a postal clerk in New York City.
In addition to her husband, survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth Goldsmith of Thompson, Conn.; a son, James Dunton of Hume, Va.; two sisters, Mary Harris of West Boylston, mass.; and Paula Courville of Auburn, Mass.; one brother, Richard Nicholson of Montville, Conn.; and six grandchildren. She is predeceased by a brother, Robert Nicholson of Auburn, Mass.
Donations in lieu of flowers, may be sent to Hospice of Northeastern Connecticut, at 58 Pomfret St., Putnam, Conn. 06260.

ANNIE ELIZABETH GANT
1-22-98
BROWNS SUMMIT -- Mrs. Annie Elizabeth Gant of 4084 Hwy 150 E., died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998.
Arrangements are incomplete at Hargett Funeral Service.

PEARL NORWOOD DICK
1-22-98
Mrs. Pearl Norwood Dick, 95, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at the Evergreens Nursing Center.
A private graveside service will be held today in Green Hill Cemetery.
Forbis & Dick North Elm Street is serving the family of Mrs. Dick.

RAYMOND IVERY DEHART
1-22-98
EDEN -- Raymond Ivery Dehart, 78, of 938 Virginia St., died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at his home.
The funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at Fair Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Overlook Cemetery.
A native of Woolwine, Va., he was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Dehart was a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Navy and a member of the V.F.W. and American Legion. He was a retired machinist for Fieldcrest Mills.
Survivors are his wife, Roena Mabes Dehart of the home; daughters, Shirell Cauldin of Burlington; Sandra D. Ratliff of Burlington; Ginger Goins of Ridgeway, Va.; Lula Hall of Reidsville; sisters, Jessie Amburn of Eden; Jackie Legg of Collinsville, Va.; Mary Williams of Danville, Va.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at Fair Funeral Home.

HOWARD AUMAN
1-22-98
PITTSBORO -- Howard Frank Auman, Sr., 87, of 359 Alston Chapel Rd., formerly of Randolph County, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at his home.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at Pugh Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Jeff Lamb. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Native of Randolph County, Mr. Auman was a 1928 graduate of Seagrove High School and a 1932 graduate of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He was owner of Seagrove Lumber Company and was active in several other businesses in Randolph County. Mr. Auman was a member of the Board of Directors of First National Bank for 30 years. His first wife, Mrs. Lucille Crisp Auman died in 1990.
Survivors are his wife, Mary Lee Auman; daughter, Anne Brown and her husband, Richard T. Brown of Pittsboro; sons, Howard F. Auman, Jr. of Greensboro; Dr. William T. Auman of Greensboro; step-daughter, Gail Metro of Roanoke, Va.; step-son, Lt. Col. Richard Metro of West Point, NY; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at the Pugh Funeral Home, Asheboro.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chatham County, P.O. Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

BARBARA MANGUM WINNINGHAM
1-23-98
BURLINGTON -- Mrs. Barbara Ann Mangum Winningham, 54, of 1432 Monroe Holt Rd., died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at Duke Medical Center, Durham.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Graham. Burial will be in Graham Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at McClure Funeral Home in Graham. Other times, they will be at the residence.

HENRY EDISON WILLIAMS
1-23-98
STOKESDALE -- Henry Edison Williams, 73, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at Moses H. Cone Hospital, after a brief illness.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at the Oak Ridge United Methodist Church, burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Mr. Williams was a long time resident of Northwest Guilford County and a World War II veteran.
He is survived by his beloved wife of fifty years, Irene Kellum Williams; one son, Darrell W. Williams and wife, Martha of Stokesdale; and one daughter, Hope Williams Brotherton and husband, Michael of Mooresville. He was the adored grandfather of one granddaughter, Christy W. Nelson and husband, Paul of Stokesdale and three grandsons, Henry and Mark Williams of Stokesdale; and Ethan Brotherton of Mooresville; the proud great-grandfather of Johnathon Nelson of Stokesdale.
Also surviving are four sisters, Ivy Hipp and Margie Boggs of Greensboro; Dore Stevens of New Albany, Ind.; and Alma Powell of Greenville, SC; two brothers, H. Denton Williams of Greensboro; and Maynard L. Williams of Jacksonville, Fla. Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his son, M. Dwain, in 1996.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at Brooke Funeral Home.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Stokesdale Fire & Rescue Department, Oak Ridge United Methodist Church Building Fund, Sherrills' Ford Presbyterian Church Building Fund or to the Moses H. Cone Hospital Ladies Auxiliary in support of the Chaplain's Quiet Room.


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